Patents by Inventor Tetsuo Ikeda

Tetsuo Ikeda 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: 20210318749
    Abstract: Proposed are an information processing system, an information processing method, and a program capable of displaying an image corresponding to an operation body in a certain place adaptively generated for an operation of the operation body in another place. The information processing system includes an information acquisition unit configured to acquire first transmission information according to an operation of an operation body related to a first user located in a first place, the first transmission information being for communication with a second user located in a second place, and an output control unit configured to display, on a display surface in the second place, an image corresponding to the operation body generated on the basis of a pointing position of the operation body in the second place and a first virtual position of the first user in the second place, the pointing position and the first virtual position being specified on the basis of the first transmission information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2021
    Publication date: October 14, 2021
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tetsuo IKEDA, Yusuke SAKAI, Haruo OBA, Makoto NIIJIMA, Tomohiro ISHII
  • Patent number: 11146771
    Abstract: There is provided a display control device, display control method, and program capable of executing control such that information can be displayed more appropriately and efficiently according to an environment in which information is displayed or a situation of displayed information, the display control device including: a display control unit configured to decide a display region of a display object to be displayed on a display surface according to information regarding a real object on the display surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tetsuo Ikeda, Takayuki Sakamoto, Tomohiro Ishii, Atsushi Izumihara, Masayuki Yamada, Yohei Fukuma, Yuzuru Kimura, Yasushi Okumura, Takashi Shibuya, Katsuya Hyodo
  • Patent number: 11134232
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing apparatus, an information processing method, and a program capable of reducing a decrease in resolution in overlapping areas of multiple projection in cases where a plurality of projectors is used to perform the multiple projection onto an object. An information processing apparatus according to one aspect of the present technology generates, in regard to a plurality of projectors irradiating an object serving as a projection target with projection light rays as superimposing light rays depicting a projection image having pixels, mask information for regulating intensity of the corresponding light ray of each pixel of the projection image. The mask information includes information indicating, in regard to the object having a surface including a predetermined position, that the position is irradiated by a predetermined projector. The present technology can be applied to computers each of which causes a plurality of projectors to project images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yohsuke Kaji, Naomasa Takahashi, Tetsuo Ikeda, Tadayoshi Murakami, Kae Nagano, Eisuke Fujinawa
  • Publication number: 20210287330
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing apparatus including: circuitry configured to detect a three-dimensional (3D) object and a distance from a surface of the 3D object to a reference position, wherein the surface of the 3D object is located between the reference position and a sensor that is used to detect the distance, determine an image corresponding to the detected 3D object and the detected distance from the surface of the 3D object to the reference position, and control a displaying of the determined image upon the surface of the 3D object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2017
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kae NAGANO, Tetsuo IKEDA
  • Patent number: 11121310
    Abstract: A structure used in the formation of a spintronics element, the spintronics element to include a plurality of laminated layers, includes a substrate, a plurality of laminated layers formed on the substrate, an uppermost layer of the plurality of laminated layers being a non-magnetic layer containing oxygen, and a protection layer directly formed on the uppermost layer, the protection layer preventing alteration of characteristics of the uppermost layer while exposed in an atmosphere including H2O, a partial pressure of H2O in the atmosphere being equal to or larger than 10?4 Pa, no other layer being directly formed on the protection layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: TOHOKU UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Soshi Sato, Masaaki Niwa, Hiroaki Honjo, Shoji Ikeda, Hideo Ohno, Tetsuo Endo
  • Patent number: 11112961
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing system, an information processing method, and a program capable of adaptively controlling a display on a display surface in response to an operation of moving an object in a certain display surface with respect to a transfer object. The information processing system includes a processing unit that performs, on a first display surface, a predetermined display control indicating that one or more pieces of display information in a second display surface corresponding to the first display surface is changed to be operable in the first display surface when a first operation for a first user to move a first object to a detection area having a predetermined positional relationship with one or more predetermined transfer objects positioned in the first display surface, and changes a display state of the second display surface based on a detection result of a second operation by the first user after the first operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tetsuo Ikeda, Haruo Oba, Makoto Niijima, Rei Fukuda, D. Forrest Matthew
  • Patent number: 11107287
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes an acquisition unit that acquires three-dimensional information on a real object including one or more real objects. The information processing apparatus further includes a control unit that controls a method of interaction between a user and a virtual object mapped and displayed on a surface of the real object, based on the three-dimensional information on the real object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tetsuo Ikeda, Takayuki Sakamoto, Takuo Ikeda
  • Patent number: 11102456
    Abstract: A camera generates a first video having visibility lower than a predetermined visibility suitable for a process using a video in a video output apparatus, encodes the generated first video, and transmits the encoded first video, and an adjustment instruction including a parameter for adjusting the visibility of the first video to be equivalent to the predetermined visibility, to the video output apparatus. The video output apparatus acquires the first video and the adjustment instruction, transmitted from the camera, adjusts the visibility of the first video to be equivalent to the predetermined visibility by using the parameter, based on the adjustment instruction, and outputs the adjusted video to an output unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC I-PRO SENSING SOLUTIONS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Satoshi Nakano, Jun Ikeda, Tetsuo Tanaka, Mari Yasuda, Manabu Higuchi
  • Publication number: 20210247885
    Abstract: A method is provided for modifying an image. The method comprises displaying an image, the image comprising a portion of an object; and determining if an edge of the object is in a location within the portion. The method further comprises detecting movement, in a member direction, of an operating member with respect to the edge. The method still further comprises moving, if the edge is not in the location, the object in an object direction corresponding to the detected movement; and modifying, if the edge is in the location, the image in response to the detected movement, the modified image comprising the edge in the location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2021
    Publication date: August 12, 2021
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yusuke MIYAZAWA, Tetsuo IKEDA, Fuminori HOMMA, Reiko MIYAZAKI, Ken MIYASHITA, Shoichiro MORIYA
  • Patent number: 11086393
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing device capable of identifying an object, individually sensing a state of the object, and providing information in accordance with a result of the sensing. The information processing device includes: a detection unit that senses an object that is present in a sensing-possible region; and a processing unit that causes the detection unit to sense the object corresponding to an identifier that is transmitted from an external device via a network and that is associated with the object in response to reception of a request that designates the identifier and transmits a response to the request to the external device on the basis of a result of the sensing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Tetsuo Ikeda
  • Patent number: 11048326
    Abstract: Proposed are an information processing system, an information processing method, and a program capable of displaying an image corresponding to an operation body in a certain place adaptively generated for an operation of the operation body in another place. The information processing system includes an information acquisition unit configured to acquire first transmission information according to an operation of an operation body related to a first user located in a first place, the first transmission information being for communication with a second user located in a second place, and an output control unit configured to display, on a display surface in the second place, an image corresponding to the operation body generated on the basis of a pointing position of the operation body in the second place and a first virtual position of the first user in the second place, the pointing position and the first virtual position being specified on the basis of the first transmission information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tetsuo Ikeda, Yusuke Sakai, Haruo Oba, Makoto Niijima, Tomohiro Ishii
  • Publication number: 20210181864
    Abstract: An information processing device includes a controller that detects at least two candidate points positioned in a detected operation direction, switches the candidate points such that a predetermined candidate point is selected from the at least two candidate points, and displays at least the selected candidate point.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2019
    Publication date: June 17, 2021
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Junji OTSUKA, Masaki HANDA, Kenji GOTOH, Tetsuo IKEDA, Eisuke FUJINAWA, Kosuke YOSHITOMI, Katsuji MIYAZAWA, Shoji WATANABE
  • Publication number: 20210166439
    Abstract: [Problem] To provide an information processing system, an information processing method, and a program that can appropriately detect an evaluation action on an object by a user in a real space. [Solution] Disclosed is an information processing system including a processing unit that detects a pointing action for a first user in a real space to specify a first object and an evaluation action on the first object by the first user based on a signal output from a sensor that senses actions in the real space and updates evaluation information of the first object specified by a detection result of the pointing action based on a detection result of the evaluation action.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2018
    Publication date: June 3, 2021
    Inventors: TETSUO IKEDA, HARUO OBA, MAKOTO NIIJIMA, REI FUKUDA, DICKINSON FORREST JR. MATTHEW
  • Patent number: 11023050
    Abstract: There is provided a display control device capable of executing an operation corresponding to a gesture in consideration of a user's utilization state and intention, the display control device including: a determination unit that determines content of a gesture from an operation that has been performed on a display surface; and an effect decision unit that decides an effect with a defined direction in relation to display of an object displayed on the display surface and the object which is a target of the effect, that correspond to the gesture determined by the determination unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tetsuo Ikeda, Tomohiro Ishii, Kosuke Yoshitomi
  • Patent number: 11010038
    Abstract: A method is provided for modifying an image. The method comprises displaying an image, the image comprising a portion of an object; and determining if an edge of the object is in a location within the portion. The method further comprises detecting movement, in a member direction, of an operating member with respect to the edge. The method still further comprises moving, if the edge is not in the location, the object in an object direction corresponding to the detected movement; and modifying, if the edge is in the location, the image in response to the detected movement, the modified image comprising the edge in the location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yusuke Miyazawa, Tetsuo Ikeda, Fuminori Homma, Reiko Miyazaki, Ken Miyashita, Shoichiro Moriya
  • Patent number: 10996797
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing device capable of appropriately performing processing even in a state in which bodies are piled, the information processing device including: a detection unit that detects a feature amount of an object and an operation object in a sensing-possible region; and an attribute processing unit that decides, on the basis of the detection unit having detected a change in the feature amount of the object in a depth direction of sensing using the operation object, an attribute to be associated with the object after the change in the future amount using an attribute associated with the object before the change.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tetsuo Ikeda, Takayuki Sakamoto, Tomohiro Ishii, Takuo Ikeda
  • Patent number: 10983656
    Abstract: Provided is an information processing system including an output control unit that controls a display output unit in a manner that a display object indicating a sequential passage of time is displayed. The display object indicates a playback position of content, the display object including a plurality of areas corresponding to a plurality of pieces of the content. The present technology enables a user to intuitively perceive the relationship between the plurality of pieces of content and the piece of content that is currently being played back.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomohiro Ishii, Tetsuo Ikeda, Atsushi Izumihara, Masanari Koyama
  • Publication number: 20210106332
    Abstract: This tissue-joining member comprises non-crosslinked fibrous collagen. A laminate body comprises: a support; a joining member that is layered on one surface of the support; and a first adhesive layer that is layered on said one surface of the support in a region on which the joining member is not layered. The method for using the joining member or the laminate body comprises: a heating step in which the joining member or the laminate body is heated to less than 60° C. and greater than body temperature after having being layered on the tissue; and a cooling step in which the heated joining member or laminate body is cooled to body temperature or lower. A treatment system comprises a heating unit and the joining member or the laminate body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2019
    Publication date: April 15, 2021
    Applicant: CI Labo Inc.
    Inventors: Tetsuo IKEDA, Shun SASAKI, Eiji OKI, Shinichiro OKIHARA
  • Publication number: 20210081092
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing system, an information processing method, and a program capable of adaptively controlling a display on a display surface in response to an operation of moving an object in a certain display surface with respect to a transfer object. The information processing system includes a processing unit that performs, on a first display surface, a predetermined display control indicating that one or more pieces of display information in a second display surface corresponding to the first display surface is changed to be operable in the first display surface when a first operation for a first user to move a first object to a detection area having a predetermined positional relationship with one or more predetermined transfer objects positioned in the first display surface, and changes a display state of the second display surface based on a detection result of a second operation by the first user after the first operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2018
    Publication date: March 18, 2021
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tetsuo IKEDA, Haruo OBA, Makoto NIIJIMA, Rei FUKUDA, D. Forrest MATTHEW
  • Publication number: 20210064122
    Abstract: [Problem] To enable more appropriate physical feedback to a user. [Solution] Provided is an information processing device including: a recognition unit configured to recognize the physical relation between a real object and a first virtual object positioned on an identical surface; and a control unit configured to control the behavior of the real object based on the physical relation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2018
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Inventors: EISUKE FUJINAWA, TETSUO IKEDA, KENSUKE KITAMURA