Patents by Inventor Takeshi Yamagishi

Takeshi Yamagishi 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).

  • Patent number: 10950218
    Abstract: A drive system includes an actuator including an electric motor, a microphone, and a sound generator emitting a sound in response to a signal derived from sound caught by the microphone. The microphone is attached to the actuator. This drive system makes it easy to establish an optimal positional relationship between the microphone and the noise source in the actuator, thereby properly reducing noise arising from the actuator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Keiji Togawa, Osamu Ota, Takeshi Yamagishi
  • Patent number: 10942940
    Abstract: The present invention provides an information processing device capable of properly controlling a smell presentation device by matching a using state. The information processing device acquires information on the using state of the smell presentation device that presents a smell to a user, and causes the smell presentation device to present a smell in a mode determined in accordance with the acquired information on the using state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: SONY INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT INC.
    Inventors: Shinichi Hirata, Yoichi Nishimaki, Hiroshi Osawa, Kyoko Furumura, Takeshi Yamagishi
  • Patent number: 10902629
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing device including a processor that realizes: a dictionary data acquisition function that acquires dictionary data related to an object; an image acquisition function that acquires a first image of the object; a first angle estimation function that estimates an angle of the object in the first image on the basis of the first image and the dictionary data; a second angle estimation function that re-estimates an angle of the object in the first image after a physical operation related to the object; and a dictionary data update function that updates the dictionary data in response to a result of estimation by the first angle estimation function and a result of re-estimation by the second angle estimation function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Norio Nagatsuka, Takeshi Yamagishi
  • Publication number: 20200338725
    Abstract: A mode setting unit sets any one of operation modes in an operation mode group including at least a coaching mode and a learning mode. In the coaching mode, a control unit receives a posture instruction and controls a storage unit to store the posture instruction. In the learning mode, the control unit derives a control mode of a drive mechanism by learning while reflecting, in a posture of the robotic device, the posture instruction received in the coaching mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2018
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Applicant: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Teiji Yutaka, Takeshi Yamagishi
  • Publication number: 20200341481
    Abstract: A control unit drives a drive source to move the moving body. A detection unit detects external force applied to the moving body. A movement information deriving unit derives, based on the detected external force, a movement direction and movement speed of the moving body. The control unit drives the drive source based on the movement direction and movement speed derived by the movement information deriving unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2018
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Applicant: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Teiji Yutaka, Takeshi Yamagishi
  • Publication number: 20200338734
    Abstract: An acquisition unit acquires operation data for expressing real-time motions of a plurality of robotic devices. A virtual robot control unit uses the operation data regarding the plurality robotic devices to move a plurality of virtual robots corresponding to the plurality of robotic devices in the same virtual space. An image generating unit generates an image of the virtual space in which the plurality of virtual robots are in motion. The virtual robot control unit makes the plurality of virtual robots compete in a virtual sports venue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2018
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Applicant: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Teiji Yutaka, Takeshi Yamagishi
  • Publication number: 20200189125
    Abstract: According to a certain aspect of the present invention, a control device for a robot is provided. The control device includes a processor configured to implement: a function of obtaining a signal indicating a detected value of a sensor detecting a state quantity of the robot; and a function of, in converting the detected value to an estimated value of the state quantity according to a conversion function obtained by calibration of the sensor, applying an offset value compensating for a difference between the estimated value and the actual state quantity in a critical situation in operation of the robot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Applicant: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Takeshi Yamagishi, Keiji Togawa, Norio Nagatsuka, Naoki Numaguchi
  • Publication number: 20200189110
    Abstract: According to a certain aspect of the present invention, a control device for a robot is provided. The control device includes a processor configured to implement: a function of obtaining a signal indicating a detected value of a sensor detecting a state quantity of the robot; and a function of, in converting the detected value to an estimated value of the state quantity according to a conversion function obtained by calibration of the sensor, applying an offset value compensating for a difference between the estimated value and the actual state quantity in a critical situation in operation of the robot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Applicant: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Takeshi Yamagishi, Norio Nagatsuka, Naoki Numaguchi
  • Publication number: 20190385331
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing device including a processor that realizes: a dictionary data acquisition function that acquires dictionary data related to an object; an image acquisition function that acquires a first image of the object; a first angle estimation function that estimates an angle of the object in the first image on the basis of the first image and the dictionary data; a second angle estimation function that re-estimates an angle of the object in the first image after a physical operation related to the object; and a dictionary data update function that updates the dictionary data in response to a result of estimation by the first angle estimation function and a result of re-estimation by the second angle estimation function.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2017
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Applicant: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Norio Nagatsuka, Takeshi Yamagishi
  • Patent number: 10510189
    Abstract: In an information processing system 1, an information processing apparatus 10 recognizes, when a user moves real bodies 120a and 120b arranged on a play field 19, the movement on the basis of, for example, an image taken by a camera 122 taking an image of the movement to interlock objects of corresponding characters 202a and 202b displayed on a display apparatus 16. In addition, when the user moves the characters 202a and 202b through an input apparatus 14, the information processing apparatus 10 transmits a control signal to the corresponding real bodies 120a and 120b to perform interlocking. When a situation in which interlocking between the real bodies 120a and 120b and the characters 202a and 202b is difficult occurs, an appropriate scenario is selected from the scenarios prepared in advance and realized, thereby maintaining the consistency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: SONY INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT INC.
    Inventors: Naoki Numaguchi, Keiji Togawa, Hiroshi Osawa, Takeshi Yamagishi, Shinichi Hirata
  • Publication number: 20190378298
    Abstract: An aspect of the present invention provides There is provided a system including one or a plurality of information processing apparatuses that individually or cooperatively realize functions including a first image acquisition function of acquiring a first image of an object, an angle information acquisition function of acquiring angle information indicating an angle of the object in the first image, a dictionary data generation function of generating dictionary data based on the first image and the angle information, a second image acquisition function of acquiring a second image of the object different from the first image; and an angle estimation function of estimating an angle of the object in the second image based on the second image and the dictionary data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2017
    Publication date: December 12, 2019
    Applicant: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Norio Nagatsuka, Takeshi Yamagishi
  • Patent number: 10471343
    Abstract: A block set assembled by a user and an information processing device communicate with each other. The information processing device thereby obtains information on the structure of the block set. In addition, an object of a crane truck corresponding to the block set is displayed on a display device. Correspondences between joints and wheels and correspondences between movements are set. Thereby, when the block set is moved, the movement of the block set is reflected in the object on display. When the object is moved, the movement of the object is reflected in the block set by transmitting a control signal from the information processing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Shinichi Hirata, Naoki Numaguchi, Takeshi Yamagishi, Hiroshi Osawa, Keiji Togawa
  • Patent number: 10412353
    Abstract: A processing apparatus includes a processing section acquiring a position in which a card is placed, and a rendering control section controlling projection of an image by a projection apparatus. On the basis of the position in which the card is placed, the rendering control section causes the projection apparatus to project the image associated with the card onto the card in a manner larger than the card. An image projecting method includes acquiring a position in which a card is placed, and on the basis of the position in which the card is placed, causing a projection apparatus to project an image associated with the card onto the card in a manner larger than the card.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Takuya Kuji, Takeshi Yamagishi, Jun Sakamoto
  • Patent number: 10410562
    Abstract: An image generating device configured to provide a cloud service to a head-mounted display via a network is provided. A photographed image receiving section 510 receives a plurality of photographed images photographed in different photographing directions. A panoramic image processing section 530 generates a panoramic image by synthesizing the plurality of photographed images photographed in the different photographing directions. A format converting section 540 converts the panoramic image into an image format suitable for specifications of the head-mounted display. A panoramic image transmitting section 550 transmits the panoramic image after format conversion to the head-mounted display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Osawa, Yoichi Nishimaki, Takeshi Yamagishi
  • Patent number: 10293268
    Abstract: A block system 1 includes a block 102 and a host terminal 10. The block 102, configured such that two or more blocks are connectable with each other, includes a power supply mechanism 110 for supplying power to the block 102, a communication mechanism 114 for establishing connection with the host terminal 10 to transmit and receive various signals, a storage mechanism 112 for storing identification information related with the block 102, a display mechanism 118 for emitting light and displaying an image under the control of the host terminal 10, and a control mechanism 116 for executing programmed processing in accordance with a signal from the host terminal 10.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: SONY INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT INC.
    Inventors: Shinichi Hirata, Takeshi Yamagishi, Hiroshi Osawa, Keiji Togawa, Naoki Numaguchi
  • Patent number: 10298839
    Abstract: When a place where a different panoramic image was captured is present in a direction in which a panoramic image to be displayed is captured, a marker setting unit associates a marker indicating that the different panoramic image is present in said image-captured direction with the panoramic image to be displayed. A mapping processing unit maps, as a texture, the panoramic image to be displayed, with which the marker of the different panoramic image is associated, in a three-dimensional panoramic space. A three-dimensional image generation unit generates a three-dimensional panoramic image when the three-dimensional panoramic space is viewed in a designated visual line direction, with a place where the panoramic image to be displayed is captured as a visual point position. A user interface unit accepts a user's instruction regarding the displayed three-dimensional panoramic image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Kyoko Furumura, Takeshi Yamagishi, Shinichi Hirata
  • Patent number: 10284776
    Abstract: A region-of-interest setting portion sets, during image pickup, a region of interest in an image picked up using a camera built in portable equipment. A component image generation unit generates a component image in which, with the image picked up using the camera built in the portable equipment, posture information of the portable equipment and the region-of-interest information set by the region-of-interest setting portion are associated. A panoramic image generation unit combines a plurality of component images between which the posture of the portable equipment is different to generate a synthesis image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Shinichi Hirata, Kyoko Furumura, Takeshi Yamagishi
  • Publication number: 20190130888
    Abstract: A drive system includes an actuator including an electric motor, a microphone, and a sound generator emitting a sound in response to a signal derived from sound caught by the microphone. The microphone is attached to the actuator. This drive system makes it easy to establish an optimal positional relationship between the microphone and the noise source in the actuator, thereby properly reducing noise arising from the actuator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2016
    Publication date: May 2, 2019
    Applicant: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Keiji Togawa, Osamu Ota, Takeshi Yamagishi
  • Patent number: 10275626
    Abstract: A sheet body 30 includes first and second sheets 40 and 60 that transmit infrared radiation. A rear face of the first sheet 40 is opposed to a front face of the second sheet 60. An information code is marked on a front or rear face of the second sheet 60 by using an infrared absorbing material. The rear face of the first sheet 40 and the front face of the second sheet 60 are stuck together with a highly infrared transmitting adhesive. The front face of the first sheet 40 is marked with a pattern using an infrared transmitting material that is visible when visible radiation is irradiated onto the pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: SONY INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT INC.
    Inventors: Takuya Kuji, Yuichi Machida, Takeshi Yamagishi, Kaname Kosugi, Jun Sakamoto
  • Patent number: 10192360
    Abstract: By extracting figures of a play field and a display apparatus from a taken image, the positional coordinates of the play field and a screen in a world coordinate system are obtained. Next, a virtual world is built such that the ground of the virtual world is positioned continually flush with the surface of the play field in a real world, on the opposite side of the real world with the screen in between in a virtual space defined in the world coordinate system. Then, a virtual viewpoint is placed at a position corresponding to the viewpoint of a user in a real space so as to generate an image with the virtual world projected to the screen on the basis of this virtual viewpoint as a display image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Osawa, Naoki Numaguchi, Shinichi Hirata, Keiji Togawa, Takeshi Yamagishi