Patents by Inventor Tatsuo Nagamatsu

Tatsuo Nagamatsu 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: 10999791
    Abstract: [Object] To provide a communication apparatus, a communication method, and a program, each of which is capable of flexibly controlling operation of the communication apparatus in accordance with a change in communication environment while reducing power consumption. [Solution] A communication apparatus includes: a control module configured to control operation of the communication apparatus; and a communication module configured to determine whether or not information obtained by reception from another communication apparatus has been changed and control state transition of the control module in a case where it is determined that the information obtained by the reception has been changed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Tatsuo Nagamatsu
  • Patent number: 10511972
    Abstract: [Object] To provide a communication apparatus, a communication method, and a program, each of which is capable of achieving both security and convenience of communication in transmission of information. [Solution] A communication apparatus, including: an acquisition unit configured to acquire information on a position or external environment of the communication apparatus; and a control unit configured to control transmission of information containing first identification information of the communication apparatus in the case where the information acquired by the acquisition unit satisfies a predetermined condition. A communication method, including: acquiring information on a position or external environment of a communication apparatus; and controlling transmission of information containing first identification information of the communication apparatus in the case where the acquired information satisfies a predetermined condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Tatsuo Nagamatsu
  • Publication number: 20190090184
    Abstract: [Object] To provide a communication apparatus, a communication method, and a program, each of which is capable of flexibly controlling operation of the communication apparatus in accordance with a change in communication environment while reducing power consumption. [Solution] A communication apparatus includes: a control module configured to control operation of the communication apparatus; and a communication module configured to determine whether or not information obtained by reception from another communication apparatus has been changed and control state transition of the control module in a case where it is determined that the information obtained by the reception has been changed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2018
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Tatsuo Nagamatsu
  • Patent number: 10182394
    Abstract: [Object] To provide a communication apparatus, a communication method, and a program, each of which is capable of flexibly controlling operation of the communication apparatus in accordance with a change in communication environment while reducing power consumption. [Solution] A communication apparatus includes: a control module configured to control operation of the communication apparatus; and a communication module configured to determine whether or not information obtained by reception from another communication apparatus has been changed and control state transition of the control module in a case where it is determined that the information obtained by the reception has been changed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Tatsuo Nagamatsu
  • Publication number: 20170188238
    Abstract: [Object] To provide a communication apparatus, a communication method, and a program, each of which is capable of achieving both security and convenience of communication in transmission of information. [Solution] A communication apparatus, including: an acquisition unit configured to acquire information on a position or external environment of the communication apparatus; and a control unit configured to control transmission of information containing first identification information of the communication apparatus in the case where the information acquired by the acquisition unit satisfies a predetermined condition. A communication method, including: acquiring information on a position or external environment of a communication apparatus; and controlling transmission of information containing first identification information of the communication apparatus in the case where the acquired information satisfies a predetermined condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2015
    Publication date: June 29, 2017
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Tatsuo NAGAMATSU
  • Publication number: 20170034777
    Abstract: [Object] To provide a communication apparatus, a communication method, and a program each of which is capable of flexibly controlling operation of the communication apparatus in accordance with a change in communication environment while reducing power consumption. [Solution] A communication apparatus includes: a control module configured to control operation of the communication apparatus; and a communication module configured to determine whether or not information obtained by reception from another communication apparatus has been changed and control state transition of the control module in a case where it is determined that the information obtained by the reception has been changed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2015
    Publication date: February 2, 2017
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Tatsuo NAGAMATSU
  • Patent number: 8144991
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a selecting unit for selecting extraction information concerning contents to be extracted from among a plurality of contents organized in time sequence, the extraction information prepared on a per content basis for the contents to be extracted and including a feature contained in the content to be extracted, and an extraction range that is represented with respect to the position of the feature, a detecting unit for detecting, from the contents, the same feature as the feature contained in the extraction information selected by the selecting unit, and an extracting unit for extracting a predetermined content in accordance with the extraction range contained in the extraction information selected by the selecting unit if the detecting unit detects the same feature as the feature contained in the extraction information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Tatsuo Nagamatsu, Kunitoshi Shimizu, Tsutomu Teranishi, Takao Okuda, Hiroshi Kawaguchi, Atsushi Mitsuzawa
  • Patent number: 7876480
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a selector for selecting removal information concerning contents to be removed, the removal information prepared on a per content basis for the contents to be removed and including a value uniquely determined from data within a data range of whole or part of a content to be removed, a first range that is the data range, and a second range that is a removal range represented by the position of the first range, a detector for detecting a range at a predetermined position within the whole content, having the same range as the first range contained in the removal information selected by the selector and the same value as the value uniquely determined and contained in the removal information, and a remover for removing a predetermined content based on the second range contained in the removal information selected by the selector if the detector detects the range at the predetermined position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2011
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Tatsuo Nagamatsu, Kunitoshi Shimizu, Takao Okuda, Tsutomu Teranishi, Hiroshi Kawaguchi, Atsushi Mitsuzawa
  • Patent number: 7702890
    Abstract: A information processing apparatus and a program are disclosed which make it possible to perform processing of an application on a secondary memory apparatus without the necessity for alteration to an OS incorporated in the information processing apparatus. The information processing apparatus includes a central processing unit, a main storage apparatus and a secondary storage apparatus, and starts and executes a program on the main storage apparatus under the control of an OS incorporated therein. Even where the OS does not provide a function of handling an application on the secondary storage apparatus, a first program for performing supporting for copying the application into the main storage apparatus and executing the application is provided in the mains storage apparatus. A second program including place information of the application on the secondary storage apparatus and a starting code for starting the first program is produced on the first storage apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2010
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Tatsuo Nagamatsu
  • Publication number: 20060075431
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a selector for selecting removal information concerning contents to be removed, the removal information prepared on a per content basis for the contents to be removed and including a value uniquely determined from data within a data range of whole or part of a content to be removed, a first range that is the data range, and a second range that is a removal range represented by the position of the first range, a detector for detecting a range at a predetermined position within the whole content, having the same range as the first range contained in the removal information selected by the selector and the same value as the value uniquely determined and contained in the removal information, and a remover for removing a predetermined content based on the second range contained in the removal information selected by the selector if the detector detects the range at the predetermined position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2005
    Publication date: April 6, 2006
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Tatsuo Nagamatsu, Kunitoshi Shimizu, Takao Okuda, Tsutomu Teranishi, Hiroshi Kawaguchi, Atsushi Mitsuzawa
  • Publication number: 20060072827
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a selecting unit for selecting extraction information concerning contents to be extracted from among a plurality of contents organized in time sequence, the extraction information prepared on a per content basis for the contents to be extracted and including a feature contained in the content to be extracted, and an extraction range that is represented with respect to the position of the feature, a detecting unit for detecting, from the contents, the same feature as the feature contained in the extraction information selected by the selecting unit, and an extracting unit for extracting a predetermined content in accordance with the extraction range contained in the extraction information selected by the selecting unit if the detecting unit detects the same feature as the feature contained in the extraction information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2005
    Publication date: April 6, 2006
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Tatsuo Nagamatsu, Kunitoshi Shimizu, Tsutomu Teranishi, Takao Okuda, Hiroshi Kawaguchi, Atsushi Mitsuzawa
  • Publication number: 20040254986
    Abstract: A information processing apparatus and a program are disclosed which make it possible to perform processing of an application on a secondary memory apparatus without the necessity for alteration to an OS incorporated in the information processing apparatus. The information processing apparatus includes a central processing unit, a main storage apparatus and a secondary storage apparatus, and starts and executes a program on the main storage apparatus under the control of an OS incorporated therein. Even where the OS does not provide a function of handling an application on the secondary storage apparatus, a first program for performing supporting for copying the application into the main storage apparatus and executing the application is provided in the mains storage apparatus. A second program including place information of the application on the secondary storage apparatus and a starting code for starting the first program is produced on the first storage apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2004
    Publication date: December 16, 2004
    Inventor: Tatsuo Nagamatsu