Patents by Inventor Tetsunori NAKAYAMA

Tetsunori NAKAYAMA 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: 20210220729
    Abstract: A controller includes: a frame having an annular shape, defining an annular axis extending in an extension direction and a central axis, about which the annular axis extends; a first operating member that is located on the frame; and a second operating member that is located on the frame. The frame includes an interior space defining a circular space when viewed along the central axis, the first operating member is disposed on the frame on one side of central axis, and the second operating member is disposed on the frame on an opposite side of the central axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2021
    Publication date: July 22, 2021
    Applicant: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Tetsunori Nakayama, Akichika Tanaka, Masaki Hanzawa, Yujin Morisawa, Alexis Andre
  • Publication number: 20210162310
    Abstract: Provided is a self-propelled reading device to read cards more reliably. Each of the cards includes a first end part configured to be adjacent to another card in a predetermined direction; a second end part configured to be on the opposite side of the first end part and adjacent to another card different from the first end part; and a surface printed with a pattern in which are coded coordinates indicating a positional relation relative to a reference line extended in the predetermined direction indicative of a region in which a self-propelled device is to travel. Each of the first and the second end parts has a positioning part regulating how the other card adjacent to the end part is to be placed. The positioning parts and the reference line have a predetermined positional relation therebetween.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2019
    Publication date: June 3, 2021
    Applicant: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Tetsunori Nakayama, Ayako Kochu, Yoshinori Kotsugai
  • Patent number: 11000760
    Abstract: Proposed is a controller which can suppress an amount of protrusion of an operation member from an external surface of a chassis while operability of the operation member is maintained. A controller including a chassis, and an operation member which is slidable along an extension direction of the chassis with a predetermined position as a reference, and is rotatable in a circumferential direction of the chassis with the predetermined position as the reference, and at least a part of which is fitted into a recess section provided in an external surface of the chassis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Tetsunori Nakayama, Akichika Tanaka, Masaki Hanzawa, Yujin Morisawa, Alexis Andre
  • Patent number: 10666849
    Abstract: [Object] To provide an imaging control device, an imaging control method, and an imaging control system, which can capture an image at a proper timing, while suppressing increase of the cost. [Solution] The imaging control device includes: an acquisition unit that acquires radio wave strength information indicating strength of a received radio wave; and a control unit that performs imaging control on the basis of a change of the radio wave strength information acquired by the acquisition unit. The imaging control system includes: a communication device that includes a communication unit that transmits a radio wave; and an imaging control device that includes an acquisition unit that acquires radio wave strength information indicating a strength of the radio wave received from the communication unit of the communication device, and a control unit that performs imaging control on the basis of a change of the radio wave strength information acquired by the acquisition unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Yusuke Fujimoto, Masahiro Watanabe, Masahiro Shimizu, Tetsunori Nakayama
  • Publication number: 20200133279
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus, an information processing method, and an information medium control motion of a moving body according to position information corresponding to a predetermined array pattern. An information processing apparatus includes an information acquisition unit acquires position information from a sensor configured to read a predetermined array pattern, and a motion control unit controls motion of a first moving body including movement in a real space based on the position information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2017
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Applicant: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Tetsunori Nakayama, Akichika Tanaka, Alexis Andre
  • Patent number: 10470231
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus is disclosed comprising a control circuitry configured to control communication with another information processing apparatus using a first communication mode, control communication with the another information processing apparatus using a second communication mode, establish a first connection with the another information processing apparatus using the first communication mode and prompt the another processing apparatus to execute a process through the first connection after establishing the first connection with the another information processing apparatus but prior to completing, through the first connection, a second connection with the another information processing apparatus using the second communication mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Tetsunori Nakayama, Yusuke Fujimoto, Masahiro Shimizu, Masahiro Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20190314721
    Abstract: Proposed is a controller which can suppress an amount of protrusion of an operation member from an external surface of a chassis while operability of the operation member is maintained. A controller including a chassis, and an operation member which is slidable along an extension direction of the chassis with a predetermined position as a reference, and is rotatable in a circumferential direction of the chassis with the predetermined position as the reference, and at least a part of which is fitted into a recess section provided in an external surface of the chassis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2017
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Applicant: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Tetsunori Nakayama, Akichika Tanaka, Masaki Hanzawa, Yujin Morisawa, Alexis Andre
  • Publication number: 20180310248
    Abstract: An imaging system includes an imaging device; and an information processing device that receives a first communication from the imaging device, makes a condition determination, and, in a case where the imaging device satisfies a predetermined condition, sends a second communication to the imaging device, wherein the second communication includes at least a power ON request data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2016
    Publication date: October 25, 2018
    Inventors: Daisuke Nakayama, Masahiro Shimizu, Yusuke Fujimoto, Masahiro Watanabe, Tetsunori Nakayama
  • Publication number: 20180292873
    Abstract: [Object] To provide an information processing apparatus, an information processing method, and a program that are capable of improving the convenience of the communication connection to an external apparatus. [Solution] An information processing apparatus including: a control unit configured to detect an external apparatus in a wireless communication scheme, and perform control such that power ON request data is transmitted to the external apparatus in accordance with a detection result within a certain time from a detection processing start for the external apparatus, the power ON request data requesting the external apparatus to be powered on.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2016
    Publication date: October 11, 2018
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masahiro Shimizu, Daisuke Nakayama, Yusuke Fujimoto, Masahiro Watanabe, Tetsunori Nakayama
  • Patent number: 10051672
    Abstract: [Object] To propose an information processing device, an information processing method, and a program through which it is possible to easily switch a connection mode in an external device having a function of switching a connection mode. [Solution] An information processing device includes a control unit configured to, in a communication form in which a plurality of slave units are connected to one master unit through a wireless communication channel, instruct an external device to switch a mode from one mode to the other mode between a first mode in which an operation of the master unit is performed and a second mode in which an operation of the slave unit is performed, and an acquisition unit configured to acquire information indicating a connection state between the external device and a connection destination of the external device according to switching of the mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Tetsunori Nakayama
  • Publication number: 20180077333
    Abstract: To provide an imaging control device, an imaging control method, and an imaging control system, which can capture an image at a proper timing, while suppressing increase of the cost. The imaging control device includes: an acquisition unit that acquires radio wave strength information indicating strength of a received radio wave; and a control unit that performs imaging control on the basis of a change of the radio wave strength information acquired by the acquisition unit. The imaging control system includes: a communication device that includes a communication unit that transmits a radio wave; and an imaging control device that includes an acquisition unit that acquires radio wave strength information indicating a strength of the radio wave received from the communication unit of the communication device, and a control unit that performs imaging control on the basis of a change of the radio wave strength information acquired by the acquisition unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2015
    Publication date: March 15, 2018
    Inventors: Yusuke Fujimoto, Masahiro Watanabe, Masahiro Shimizu, Tetsunori Nakayama
  • Publication number: 20180020495
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus is disclosed comprising a control circuity configured to control communication with another information processing apparatus using a first communication mode, control communication with the another information processing apparatus using a second communication mode, establish a first connection with the another information processing apparatus using the first communication mode and prompt the another processing apparatus to execute a process through the first connection after establishing the first connection with the another information processing apparatus but prior to completing, through the first connection, a second connection with the another information processing apparatus using the second communication mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2016
    Publication date: January 18, 2018
    Inventors: Tetsunori Nakayama, Yusuke Fujimoto, Masahiro Shimizu, Masahiro Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20160345367
    Abstract: [Object] To propose an information processing device, an information processing method, and a program through which it is possible to easily switch a connection mode in an external device having a function of switching a connection mode. [Solution] An information processing device includes a control unit configured to, in a communication form in which a plurality of slave units are connected to one master unit through a wireless communication channel, instruct an external device to switch a mode from one mode to the other mode between a first mode in which an operation of the master unit is performed and a second mode in which an operation of the slave unit is performed, and an acquisition unit configured to acquire information indicating a connection state between the external device and a connection destination of the external device according to switching of the mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2015
    Publication date: November 24, 2016
    Inventor: Tetsunori Nakayama
  • Patent number: 8412959
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a terminal apparatus designed as a self-powered device according to the Universal Serial Bus standard, the terminal apparatus including: a battery; a USB port; and a control section configured to allow relevant components of the terminal apparatus to operate on power from the battery upon power-up, the control section further notifying a host device upon connection thereto through the USB port that the terminal apparatus is a bus-powered device, in order to request a current necessary for the relevant components to operate only on the power supplied from the host device to the bus-powered device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Tetsunori Nakayama
  • Publication number: 20110153694
    Abstract: A receiving device includes a communication unit receiving at least one data file from another device via a communication connection; and a control unit controlling recording of the data file received from the communication unit in a recording medium. The control unit creates one data recording folder for one communication connection in a predetermined reception folder provided in the recording medium and records, in the created data recording folder, the data file received via the communication connection corresponding to the data recording folder and a management file in which attribute information regarding each data file is stored.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2010
    Publication date: June 23, 2011
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Tetsunori Nakayama
  • Publication number: 20100153594
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a terminal apparatus designed as a self-powered device according to the Universal Serial Bus standard, the terminal apparatus including: a battery; a USB port; and a control section configured to allow relevant components of the terminal apparatus to operate on power from the battery upon power-up, the control section further notifying a host device upon connection thereto through the USB port that the terminal apparatus is a bus-powered device, in order to request a current necessary for the relevant components to operate only on the power supplied from the host device to the bus-powered device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2009
    Publication date: June 17, 2010
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Tetsunori Nakayama
  • Publication number: 20090228833
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus is connectable to another electrical apparatus through a predetermined interface. The electronic apparatus includes: a storing section configured to store content files and attribute information indicating attributes of the files; an inputting section configured to input a user operation for designating a desired one of the stored files; and a transmitting section configured to transmit, upon connection with the other electronic apparatus, the attribute information of the designated file to the other electronic apparatus so that the other electronic apparatus displays information regarding the designated file.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2009
    Publication date: September 10, 2009
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Tetsunori NAKAYAMA