Patents by Inventor Takero Kobayashi

Takero Kobayashi has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20190130906
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a voice interactive device configure to transmit a voice content to a plurality of voice interactive services through a network, wherein the plurality of voice interactive services are selected based at least in part on the voice content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2018
    Publication date: May 2, 2019
    Inventors: Takero Kobayashi, Kunio Honsawa, Hidehito Izawa, Reiko Kawachi, Hiroyuki Nomoto
  • Patent number: 9774840
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a basic format for a 3D signal having a first area to arrange main video data, a second area to arrange graphic data, a third area to arrange depth information of pixels of the main video data, and a fourth area to arrange depth information of pixels of the graphic data are defined. When depth information of pixels of the main video data is generated, a 3D processing module can select whether to use a first pattern obtained by inserting the graphic data into the main video data and a second pattern obtained by not inserting the graphic data into the main video data. A 3D related controller decides on the first or second pattern to be used by the 3D processing module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignees: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA, TOSHIBA VISUAL SOLUTIONS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Dai Ishimaru, Hidehito Izawa, Takero Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20130321577
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a basic format having a first area to arrange main video data, a second area to arrange graphic data, a third area to arrange control information of pixels of the graphic data, and a fourth area to arrange control information of pixels of the main video data are defined. A distribution module, provided in a signal processor, distributes a first plane containing data in the first area and the second area and a second plane containing data in the third area and the fourth area. A first image quality adjustment module, provided in the signal processor, makes image quality adjustments of the data of the first plane. A combination module, provided in the signal processor, combines data of the second plane with the data of the first plane whose image quality has been adjusted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2013
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventor: Takero Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 8601149
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an information storage medium, and the program comprises referring to a manifest from a playlist that manages playback presentation of a playback presentation object, referring to one of a markup and a script from the manifest, monitoring defining of a name corresponding to an event in the markup, and generation of an event in response to the name corresponding to the event defined in the markup using an event listener in the script, and designating function contents that execute processing when the event is generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Hideo Ando, Eita Shuto, Yasufumi Tsumagari, Haruhiko Toyama, Takero Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20130282794
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, there is provided a data processing method. The method includes reading management information indicative of a playback and display procedure, acquiring a content from a certain storage position at a timing determined based on the management information, and performing playback and display of the content at a timing determined based on the management information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
    Inventors: Hideo ANDO, Haruhiko Toyama, Takero Kobayashi, Yasufumi Tsumagari
  • Publication number: 20130258200
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a video processor includes an input module and a display controller. The input module is configured to input a plurality of first video signals compliant with a video having a first resolution, and to be able to input a second video signal compliant with a video having a second resolution higher than the first resolution instead of at least one of the first video signals. The display controller is configured to perform control to display the input first video signals in domains into which a display screen compliant with the second resolution is divided. The display controller is configured to perform control to display the input second video signal on the whole display screen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2013
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Takero KOBAYASHI, Toshihiro MOROHOSHI, Atsushi NAKAMURA, Shinzo MATSUBARA, Akinori KOMAKI
  • Publication number: 20130229488
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a basic format for a 3D signal having a first area to arrange main video data, a second area to arrange graphic data, a third area to arrange depth information of pixels of the main video data, and a fourth area to arrange depth information of pixels of the graphic data are defined. When depth information of pixels of the main video data is generated, a 3D processing module can select whether to use a first pattern obtained by inserting the graphic data into the main video data and a second pattern obtained by not inserting the graphic data into the main video data. A 3D related controller decides on the first or second pattern to be used by the 3D processing module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2013
    Publication date: September 5, 2013
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Dai Ishimaru, Hidehito Izawa, Takero Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20130230298
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, there is provided a data processing method. The method includes reading management information indicative of a playback and display procedure, acquiring a content from a certain storage position at a timing determined based on the management information, and performing playback and display of the content at a timing determined based on the management information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 5, 2013
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Hideo ANDO, Haruhiko TOYAMA, Takero KOBAYASHI, Yasufumi TSUMAGARI
  • Patent number: 8521000
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, there is provided an information playback method, comprising reading out management information used to manage one or more video titles from an information storage medium, the medium storing an advanced content including the management information in which a title timeline indicating playback timings of objects of each video title being individually defined, and playing back objects of each video title in accordance with the title timeline defined in the readout management information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Hideo Ando, Yasufumi Tsumagari, Takero Kobayashi, Haruhiko Toyama
  • Publication number: 20130142496
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, there is provided an information playback method, comprising reading out management information used to manage one or more video titles from an information storage medium, the medium storing an advanced content including the management information in which a title timeline indicating playback timings of objects of each video title being individually defined, and playing back objects of each video title in accordance with the title timeline defined in the readout management information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2013
    Publication date: June 6, 2013
    Inventors: Hideo ANDO, Yasufumi TSUMAGARI, Takero KOBAYASHI, Haruhiko TOYAMA
  • Publication number: 20120237181
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an information storage medium, and the program comprises referring to a manifest from a playlist that manages playback presentation of a playback presentation object, referring to one of a markup and a script from the manifest, monitoring defining of a name corresponding to an event in the markup, and generation of an event in response to the name corresponding to the event defined in the markup using an event listener in the script, and designating function contents that execute processing when the event is generated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2012
    Publication date: September 20, 2012
    Inventors: Hideo ANDO, Eita SHUTO, Yasufumi TSUMAGARI, Haruhiko TOYAMA, Takero KOBAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20120212576
    Abstract: A video display method according to an embodiment includes: storing setting contents concerning whether to view a three-dimensional video continuously; and either displaying an input video as a three-dimensional video, or displaying the input video as a two-dimensional video, based on the stored setting contents.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2011
    Publication date: August 23, 2012
    Inventors: Tatsuhiko Ikehata, Shinzo Matsubara, Takero Kobayashi, Hidehito Izawa
  • Patent number: 8208788
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an information storage medium, and the program comprises referring to a manifest from a playlist that manages playback presentation of a playback presentation object, referring to one of a markup and a script from the manifest, monitoring defining of a name corresponding to an event in the markup, and generation of an event in response to the name corresponding to the event defined in the markup using an event listener in the script, and designating function contents that execute processing when the event is generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Hideo Ando, Eita Shuto, Yasufumi Tsumagari, Haruhiko Toyama, Takero Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20120154529
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a basic format having a first area to arrange main video data, a second area to arrange graphic data, a third area to arrange control information of pixels of the graphic data, and a fourth area to arrange control information of pixels of the main video data are defined. A distribution module distributes a first plane containing data in the first area and the second area and a second plane containing data in the third area and the fourth area. A first image quality adjustment module makes image quality adjustments of the data of the first plane. A combination module combines data of the second plane with the data of the first plane whose image quality has been adjusted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2011
    Publication date: June 21, 2012
    Inventor: Takero Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20120146997
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a basic format for a 3D signal having a first area to arrange main video data, a second area to arrange graphic data, a third area to arrange depth information of pixels of the main video data, and a fourth area to arrange depth information of pixels of the graphic data are defined. When depth information of pixels of the main video data is generated, a 3D processing module can select whether to use a first pattern obtained by inserting the graphic data into the main video data and a second pattern obtained by not inserting the graphic data into the main video data. A 3D related controller decides on the first or second pattern to be used by the 3D processing module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2011
    Publication date: June 14, 2012
    Inventors: Dai Ishimaru, Hidehito Izawa, Takero Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 7983526
    Abstract: An information storage medium of this invention comprises a first representation object, and a first time map wherein playback management information which controls simultaneous reproduction of the first representation object and a second representation object in at least a specific period includes first reference information to refer to the first time map, the first time map includes second reference information to refer to second management information including first management information about the first representation object, the first management information includes third reference information to refer to the first representation object, the playback management information includes fourth reference information to refer to a second time map, and the second time map has a data structure including fifth reference information to refer to the second representation object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2011
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Hideo Ando, Yasufumi Tsumagari, Haruhiko Toyama, Takero Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 7925138
    Abstract: An information storage medium of this invention comprises a first representation object, and a first time map wherein playback management information which controls simultaneous reproduction of the first representation object and a second representation object in at least a specific period includes first reference information to refer to the first time map, the first time map includes second reference information to refer to second management information including first management information about the first representation object, the first management information includes third reference information to refer to the first representation object, the playback management information includes fourth reference information to refer to a second time map, and the second time map has a data structure including fifth reference information to refer to the second representation object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2011
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Hideo Ando, Yasufumi Tsumagari, Haruhiko Toyama, Takero Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20110013883
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, there is provided a data processing method. The method includes reading management information indicative of a playback and display procedure, acquiring a content from a certain storage position at a timing determined based on the management information, and performing playback and display of the content at a timing determined based on the management information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2010
    Publication date: January 20, 2011
    Inventors: Hideo Ando, Haruhiko Toyama, Takero Kobayashi, Yasufumi Tsumagari
  • Patent number: 7587503
    Abstract: A content reproduction apparatus including reproduction unit configured to reproduce content data item stored in recording medium storing first server identifier and content data item including destination identifier, reads first server identifier from recording medium, to store first server identifier in table, certifies first server corresponding to first sever identifier, receives first server policy from first server being certified, first server policy including second server identifier redirecting to second server, to store second server identifier in table, certifies second server, acquires destination identifier while reproduction unit reproduces content data item, determines whether destination identifier being acquired is equal to first identifier stored in table, and accesses to second server, when at least destination identifier is equal to first identifier and second server is certified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2009
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Hideaki Sato, Toshinari Takahashi, Tooru Kamibayashi, Toshimitsu Kaneko, Haruhiko Toyama, Hideki Mimura, Yasufumi Tsumagari, Yasuhiro Ishibashi, Takero Kobayashi, Seiichi Nakamura, Eita Shuto, Kazuhiko Taira, Yoichiro Yamagata
  • Publication number: 20080313367
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a reproducing device of an information storage medium sufficiently reproduces resource data of advanced contents as much as possible. The device uses a ring buffer to temporarily store packets of resource data of a video stream. Packets read out from the buffer are basically transferred to a file cache in response to a playlist. If a storage area in the cache cannot be secured, a packet list storage unit stores a packet list to be stored in the buffer. The packet list includes a pointer on the buffer of packets composing the resource data. When the cache makes it possible to store the packets therein, the buffer can transfer the packets to the cache at a high speed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2008
    Publication date: December 18, 2008
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Daisuke Machiya, Kouji Saito, Akinori Tokunaga, Takero Kobayashi, Masaya Kato