Patents by Inventor Tetsuya Narita

Tetsuya Narita 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: 20220274262
    Abstract: Provided are a control device, a control method, and a control program capable of realizing natural interaction between a human and a robot like between humans. A control device according to an embodiment includes a slip detection unit (15, 104) and a control unit (10). The slip detection unit detects a slip of a target object gripped by a grip portion. The control unit controls a gripping force with which the grip portion grips the target object based on the slip detected by the slip detection unit. The control unit estimates an external force applied to the target object gripped by the grip portion based on the slip detected by the slip detection unit, and controls the gripping force based on the estimated external force.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2020
    Publication date: September 1, 2022
    Applicant: SONY GROUP CORPORATION
    Inventors: Satoko NAGAKARI, Tetsuya NARITA
  • Publication number: 20220234200
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a control device, a control method, and a program capable of supporting an object with a more appropriate supporting force. The control device includes a supporting force control unit that controls a supporting force for supporting an object on the basis of information regarding a shape of a contact portion in contact with the object and information regarding a shear force of the contact portion. The information regarding the shear force includes, for example, information regarding a shear displacement of the contact portion. The present disclosure can be applied to, for example, a control device, a control method, an electronic device, a robot, a support system, a gripping system, a program, and the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2020
    Publication date: July 28, 2022
    Applicant: SONY GROUP CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tetsuya NARITA, Satoko NAGAKARI
  • Publication number: 20220219338
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a support device capable of supporting an object with a more appropriate supporting force. A support device includes an elastic body that comes into contact with a supported object on at least a part of a surface of the elastic body, the surface having a plurality of curvatures different from each other, and a detection unit that detects information regarding a shear force of a portion of the surface of the elastic body, the portion being in contact with the object. The present disclosure can be applied to, for example, a support device, a gripping device, an electronic device, a robot, a support system, a gripping system, and the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2020
    Publication date: July 14, 2022
    Applicant: SONY GROUP CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tetsuya NARITA, Satoko NAGAKARI
  • Publication number: 20220176568
    Abstract: An information processing device (10) includes a sensing section (140) that senses a pressure variation of a fluid filling a deformable filled section (130) that is provided to a portion of a leg of a mobile body (100) that is in either a contact state or a non-contact state at which portion the leg contacts an external environment, and a determining section (150) that determines a state of the leg of the mobile body (100) on the basis of the pressure variation of the fluid sensed by the sensing section (140).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2020
    Publication date: June 9, 2022
    Inventors: TETSUYA NARITA, TAKARA KASAI, RYUTA HORIE
  • Publication number: 20210402598
    Abstract: A robot device (10) acquires object information related to an object to be gripped by the robot device including a grip unit (32) that grips an object. The robot device (10) then determines, based on operation contents executed by the robot device with the object gripped and the object information, a constraint condition when the operation contents are executed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2019
    Publication date: December 30, 2021
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryo TERASAWA, Yuki ITOTANI, Kiyokazu MIYAZAWA, Tetsuya NARITA, Yasuhiro MATSUDA, Toshimitsu KAI
  • Publication number: 20210394362
    Abstract: It is possible to transfer an object smoothly. An information processing device includes a control unit (12, 11) that controls a manipulator so that a moving speed of an object gripped by the manipulator maintains continuity when the object is transferred to a transfer target person.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2019
    Publication date: December 23, 2021
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshinao SODEYAMA, Tetsuya NARITA, Yasuhiro MATSUDA, Kazuo HONGO, Toshimitsu TSUBOI
  • Publication number: 20210272269
    Abstract: The present technology relates to a control device, a control method, and a program that allow notification of an abnormality occurring in a robot to be given to a user in an easy-to-check manner. A control device according to one aspect of the present technology includes: an abnormality detection unit that detects an abnormality that has occurred in a predetermined part of a robot; and an attitude control unit that controls an attitude of the robot so that the predetermined part in which the abnormality has occurred is within the angle of view of a camera. The present technology can be applied to a robot capable of making autonomous motions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Publication date: September 2, 2021
    Inventors: HIROTAKA SUZUKI, ATSUSHI IRIE, TAKARA KASAI, MASANOBU NAKAMURA, TETSUYA NARITA, HAJIME MIHARA
  • Publication number: 20210268646
    Abstract: A robot includes a replacement determination unit (73) determining timing to replace a cover attachable to and detachable from part of a surface of a robot main member in accordance with a determination standard corresponding to usage of the robot, and a cover replacement unit (77, 78) controlling processing of replacing the cover with the robot main member on the basis of a result of the determination.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2019
    Publication date: September 2, 2021
    Inventors: KAZUHITO WAKANA, KIYOKAZU MIYAZAWA, KAZUO HONGO, TETSUYA NARITA
  • Publication number: 20210260776
    Abstract: A slip detecting device according to the present disclosure includes a plurality of contact parts having different slipping characteristics when an object (600) in contact with the plurality of regions is slipping; and a sensor that detects a pressure distribution of each of the plurality of contact parts. By employing the plurality of contact parts having different slipping characteristics when the object (600) in contact with the plurality of regions, a timing at which a whole slip occurs is different between the plurality of contact parts, and thus a state of a partial slip in which a part of the object (600) is slipping is able to be detected, so that it is possible to detect a slip of the object (600) with high accuracy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2019
    Publication date: August 26, 2021
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Satoko NAGAKARI, Tetsuya NARITA, Kazuhito WAKANA, Kazuo HONGO, Wataru KOKUBO, Yoshinao SODEYAMA
  • Publication number: 20210165412
    Abstract: The present technology relates to a control device, a control method, and a program that enable the action of a movable body to be planned in accordance with the value of a peripheral object. The control device according to an embodiment of the present technology estimates a value of an object at the periphery of a movable body on the basis of sensor data detected by the movable body, and plans an action of the movable body on the basis of the value of the object estimated. The present technology is applicable to robots capable of acting autonomously.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2019
    Publication date: June 3, 2021
    Inventors: HAJIME MIHARA, ANDREW SHIN, TETSUYA NARITA, KAZUO HONGO, MASANOBU NAKAMURA
  • Publication number: 20210129347
    Abstract: A controller according to the present disclosure includes a whole-slip detecting unit (210) that detects, based on pressure information sent from a plurality of regions having different slipping characteristics when an object in contact with the plurality of regions is slipping, a state of a whole slip in which the object is slipping on each of the plurality of regions. An occurrence timing of the whole slip is different for each of the plurality of regions, and thus a state of a partial slip in which a part of the object is slipping is able to be detected, so that it is possible to detect a slip of the object with high accuracy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2019
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Satoko NAGAKARI, Tetsuya NARITA, Kazuhito WAKANA, Kazuo HONGO, Wataru KOKUBO, Yoshinao SODEYAMA
  • Patent number: 10989568
    Abstract: There is provided a position detection device to suppress an influence of a signal distortion due to a processing error, an assembly error of a sensor, or the like. The position detection device includes: a waveform correction unit that corrects waveforms of a first signal and a second signal, the first signal being detected from a first track provided on a moving body and having a scale of predetermined cycles, and the second signal being detected from a second track provided on the moving body and having a scale of cycles less than the predetermined cycles; and a position calculation unit that calculates a position of the moving body on the basis of the corrected first signal and second signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Tetsuya Narita
  • Publication number: 20210031377
    Abstract: There is provided a control device, a control method, and a program which are able to appropriately control a grip force of when a contact section and an object come into contact with each other. The control device includes a grip controller that controls a grip force related to a contact section depending on a contact force of when the contact section and an object come into contact with each other, the contact force being based on a sensing result obtained by a tactile sensor disposed at the contact section and a sensing result obtained by a force sensor disposed at the contact section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2019
    Publication date: February 4, 2021
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Tetsuya NARITA
  • Publication number: 20200003585
    Abstract: There is provided a position detection device to suppress an influence of a signal distortion due to a processing error, an assembly error of a sensor, or the like. The position detection device includes: a waveform correction unit that corrects waveforms of a first signal and a second signal, the first signal being detected from a first track provided on a moving body and having a scale of predetermined cycles, and the second signal being detected from a second track provided on the moving body and having a scale of cycles less than the predetermined cycles; and a position calculation unit that calculates a position of the moving body on the basis of the corrected first signal and second signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2018
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Tetsuya NARITA
  • Publication number: 20200003586
    Abstract: There is provided a position detection device to suppress an influence of a signal distortion due to a processing error or the like, the position detection device including: a reference position calculation unit that calculates a reference position of a moving body on the basis of a first signal and a second signal, the first signal being detected from a first track provided on the moving body and having a scale of predetermined cycles, and the second signal being detected from a second track provided on the moving body and having a scale of cycles less than the predetermined cycles; a slit specifying unit that specifies a slit corresponding to a position of the moving body; an in-slit position calculation unit that calculates an in-slit position of the moving body in the specified slit; and a correction unit that corrects an absolute position of the moving body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2018
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tetsuya NARITA, Masahiro FUJITA
  • Patent number: 10224055
    Abstract: An image pickup device which captures sound and a moving image prevents deterioration in a reproduction quality. A scene change detector detects a frame at the time of a scene change from among a plurality of frames imaged at a predetermined frame rate as a detection frame. A frame rate converting unit converts a frame rate of the frame imaged outside a detection to a lower frame rate. A video reproduction time setting unit sets a reproduction time when reproduction is performed at the lower frame rate as a video reproduction time. An audio reproduction time setting unit sets an audio reproduction time at constant intervals for sounds recorded at constant intervals outside the detection period and sets an audio reproduction time in synchronization with the video reproduction time corresponding to the detection frame relative to sound recorded in the detection period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation
    Inventor: Tetsuya Narita
  • Patent number: 9992446
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an image transmission system including a plurality of cameras and a coaxial cable for transmitting image signals from the cameras, wherein: each of the cameras includes an imaging block configured to acquire an image signal by imaging an object, a coding block configured to compression-code the image signal through intra-frame compression and inter-frame compression so as to generate a coded signal, and a signal output block configured to output the coded signal onto the coaxial cable; and the camera of interest outputs the coded signal obtained through inter-frame compression onto the coaxial cable when another of the cameras outputs the coded signal obtained through intra-frame compression onto the coaxial cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: SONY SEMICONDUCTOR SOLUTIONS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hideyuki Matsumoto, Tamotsu Ikeda, Tetsuya Narita
  • Publication number: 20180012618
    Abstract: An image pickup device which captures sound and a moving image prevents deterioration in a reproduction quality. A scene change detector detects a frame at the time of a scene change from among a plurality of frames imaged at a predetermined frame rate as a detection frame. A frame rate converting unit converts a frame rate of the frame imaged outside a detection to a lower frame rate. A video reproduction time setting unit sets a reproduction time when reproduction is performed at the lower frame rate as a video reproduction time. An audio reproduction time setting unit sets an audio reproduction time at constant intervals for sounds recorded at constant intervals outside the detection period and sets an audio reproduction time in synchronization with the video reproduction time corresponding to the detection frame relative to sound recorded in the detection period.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2016
    Publication date: January 11, 2018
    Applicant: Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation
    Inventor: Tetsuya Narita
  • Publication number: 20160173813
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an image transmission system including a plurality of cameras and a coaxial cable for transmitting image signals from the cameras, wherein: each of the cameras includes an imaging block configured to acquire an image signal by imaging an object, a coding block configured to compression-code the image signal through intra-frame compression and inter-frame compression so as to generate a coded signal, and a signal output block configured to output the coded signal onto the coaxial cable; and the camera of interest outputs the coded signal obtained through inter-frame compression onto the coaxial cable when another of the cameras outputs the coded signal obtained through intra-frame compression onto the coaxial cable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2016
    Publication date: June 16, 2016
    Inventors: Hideyuki MATSUMOTO, Tamotsu IKEDA, Tetsuya NARITA
  • Patent number: 9294735
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an image transmission system including a plurality of cameras and a coaxial cable for transmitting image signals from the cameras, wherein: each of the cameras includes an imaging block configured to acquire an image signal by imaging an object, a coding block configured to compression-code the image signal through intra-frame compression and inter-frame compression so as to generate a coded signal, and a signal output block configured to output the coded signal onto the coaxial cable; and the camera of interest outputs the coded signal obtained through inter-frame compression onto the coaxial cable when another of the cameras outputs the coded signal obtained through intra-frame compression onto the coaxial cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hideyuki Matsumoto, Tamotsu Ikeda, Tetsuya Narita