Patents by Inventor Toshihiro Ishizaka

Toshihiro Ishizaka 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: 7890556
    Abstract: A content recording apparatus includes: a content management file storing section that stores a content management file that records hierarchical entries organized in a virtual hierarchical structure; a content inputting section that inputs content files; a virtual management information creating section that creates virtual management information for virtually managing each of the inputted content files, on the basis of the content file; a meta data creating section that creates meta data related to each of the inputted content files, on the basis of the content file; and a recording control section that records file entries, which are the hierarchical entries including the created virtual management information, into the content management file, and records meta data entries, which are the hierarchical entries including the created meta data, at a lower hierarchical level than the file entries in the content management file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2011
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Osamu Date, Toshihiro Ishizaka
  • Patent number: 7856459
    Abstract: A digital recording apparatus using a disc shaped record medium is disclosed, that comprises a means for extracting outlined information of each of a plurality of files recorded on the disc shaped record medium, a means for correlating the extracted outlined information and the plurality of files and generating an index file, and a means for recording the index file to a predetermined position of the disc shaped record medium, wherein when a predetermined operation mode is performed, a plurality of types of data of the plurality of files are output in a predetermined format.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2010
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Makoto Yamada, Satoshi Tsujii, Toshihiro Ishizaka
  • Patent number: 7853116
    Abstract: A recording apparatus and a record medium for recording a data read time, a seek time, a successive reproduction time, a successive record length, and a correlation among data pieces. An encoding section encodes the data corresponding to a predetermined compressing and encoding system. A converting section converts a data structure of encoded data that is output from the encoding section into a file structure that a computer software program that synchronously reproduces a moving picture and so forth can handle without need to use a special hardware device. A recording section records data having the file structure to the record medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2010
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Mitsuhiro Hirabayashi, Makoto Yamada, Toshihiro Ishizaka, Satoshi Tsujii
  • Patent number: 7840566
    Abstract: A digital recording apparatus using a disc shaped record medium including an extracting unit that extracts outlined information of each of a plurality of files recorded on the disc shaped record medium. A correlating unit correlates the extracted outlined information and the plurality of files and generates an index file. A recording unit records the index file to a predetermined position of the disc shaped record medium. When a predetermined operation mode is performed, a plurality of types of data of the plurality of files are output in a predetermined format.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2010
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Makoto Yamada, Satoshi Tsujii, Toshihiro Ishizaka
  • Patent number: 7787744
    Abstract: An entry property 2 contained in an entry property identifies normal or system. The normal represents an entry of entity data. The system represents an entry which describes a definition of flags. The flags represent attribute information of a file. The flags are defined by an apparatus or a user. An entry property 3 identifies valid or invalid of the entry. An entry property 4 represents whether or not a file registered to the entry references another file. A referred counter represents the number of files referred from another file. When a designated file is referenced from another file, a referring file list represents a file which references the designated file. With these information, a reference relation of files can be described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2010
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Mitsuhiro Hirabayashi, Kenichiro Aridome, Toshihiro Ishizaka
  • Patent number: 7668437
    Abstract: A recording apparatus for recording video data to a rewritable optical disc is disclosed, that comprises an encoding means for encoding video data corresponding to a compression-encoding process, a converting means for converting the data structure of the encoded video data received from the encoding means into a file structure that allows a moving picture to be synchronously reproduced by computer software without need to use specially dedicated hardware, and a recording means for recording data having the file structure to an optical disc, wherein the file structure has a first data unit and a second data unit, the second data unit being a set of the first data units, and wherein a plurality of the second data units is matched with a successive record length of which data is written to the optical disc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2010
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Makoto Yamada, Satoshi Tsujii, Toshihiro Ishizaka
  • Publication number: 20100026842
    Abstract: An image processing device includes a storage unit,a face detection unit, a face discrimination unit, and a control unit. The storage unit is provided for storing a content management file that stores a file entry for managing contents and a particular face entry for managing a particular face. Each of the file entry and the particular face entry is a hierarchical entry with a hierarchical structure. The face detection unit is provided for detecting a face contained in the contents. The face discrimination unit is provided for determining whether the detected face is the particular face by comparing the particular face with the detected face. The control unit is provided for performing control of correlating the particular face entry with the file entry when the detected face is identified as the particular face.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2009
    Publication date: February 4, 2010
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Toshihiro ISHIZAKA
  • Patent number: 7657154
    Abstract: The present invention provides an editing apparatus, a reproducing apparatus, and a recording medium for reproducing special effects by full use of the capabilities of the reproducing apparatus. The editing apparatus having original video data and edited data that are a collection of editing codes for performing an editing operation with a desired editing type on a desired portion in the original video data to generate edited video data includes a primary conversion table attaching means for attaching, to the editing video data, a primary conversion table for correlating at least the desired editing type with a standard editing type specified as standard in advance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2010
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Fumitaka Kawate, Makoto Yamada, Mitsuhiro Hirabayashi, Toshihiro Ishizaka
  • Patent number: 7609296
    Abstract: A recording system that includes a creating unit for creating an index file including a plurality of areas to each of which a unique identifier is assigned, and a recording unit for recording the index file on the recording medium. The creating unit divides file attribute information into first attribute information of a fixed data length and second attribute information of a variable data length, stores separately a plurality pieces of first attribute information associated with a plurality of files, respectively, and a plurality pieces of second attribute information associated with the plurality of first attribute information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2009
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Mitsuhiro Hirabayashi, Kenichiro Aridome, Toshihiro Ishizaka
  • Publication number: 20090228508
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a recording device and method, imaging apparatus, playing device and method, and program whereby a moving image content having a desired attribute can be played rapidly. A playlist file generating unit 304 generates a playlist file recording the playlist mark of a moving image content for each moving image content. A property file generating unit 301 generates a property file including a mark entry having the attribute information of a moving image content, and a file entry having the reference information to the playlist file for each playlist mark. A file entry number is recorded in the mark entry, and a mark entry number is recorded in the file entry in accordance with the recording order of the playlist mark recorded in playlist file. The present invention can be applied to digital cameras.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2007
    Publication date: September 10, 2009
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Osamu Date, Toshihiro Ishizaka
  • Patent number: 7539399
    Abstract: A recording apparatus for recording video data to a record medium is disclosed, that comprises an encoding means for encoding video data in a group structure of a plurality of frames corresponding to a compression-encoding process in a combination of an inter-frame predictive encoding process and a motion compensative process, a transforming means for transforming the data structure of encoded video data that is output from the encoding means into a file structure that can be processed by a computer software program without a dedicated hardware portion so that moving pictures and so forth are synchronously reproduced, and a recording means for recording data having the file structure to a record medium, wherein the file structure has a first data unit and a second data unit, the second data unit being a set of the first data units, and wherein at least one data structure is matched with the first data unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2009
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Satoshi Tsujii, Makoto Yamada, Toshihiro Ishizaka
  • Publication number: 20090041430
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a recoding apparatus and a recording method, a playback apparatus and a playback method, a recording/playback apparatus and a recording/playback method, and a program, whereby processing relating to a file can be readily performed. With a video camera wherein with regard to H.264/AVC for example, which is a coding method arranged to encode or decode data, a codec class arranged to classify the performance of a codec configured to encode or decode data, and a codec level serving as a group of said one or more codec classes whose upper compatibility is ensured, are based on stipulated specifications, data is encoded into, for example, coded data of a codec class #2, for example, within a codec level AVC_A by H.264/AVC. The coded data is recorded in a recording medium, for example, as a file “AVCA0001.MP4” whose file name represents the codec level AVC_A of the coded data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2005
    Publication date: February 12, 2009
    Inventors: Toshihiro Ishizaka, Osamu Date, Takuji Shimoda, Takahito Seki, Keiji Kanota, Makoto Yamada
  • Patent number: 7477830
    Abstract: A recording apparatus, a reproduction apparatus and a file management method are disclosed wherein, even if one of files recorded on a recording medium cannot be reproduced regularly, another file selected by the user can be reproduced normally. A file having a hierarchical structure formed from video data and audio data both in the form of compressed data together with information necessary for processing of the video data and audio data is produced and recorded on a predetermined recording medium. Upon production of the file, information regarding decoding of the video data and audio data is disposed collectively on the top side of the file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2009
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Fumitaka Kawate, Makoto Yamada, Mitsuhiro Hirabayashi, Toshihiro Ishizaka
  • Publication number: 20080310822
    Abstract: A recording apparatus, a reproduction apparatus and a file management method are disclosed wherein, even if one of files recorded on a recording medium cannot be reproduced regularly, another file selected by the user can be reproduced normally. A file having a hierarchical structure formed from video data and audio data both in the form of compressed data together with information necessary for processing of the video data and audio data is produced and recorded on a predetermined recording medium. Upon production of the file, information regarding decoding of the video data and audio data is disposed collectively on the top side of the file.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2008
    Publication date: December 18, 2008
    Inventors: Fumitaka Kawate, Makoto Yamada, Mitsuhiro Hirabayashi, Toshihiro Ishizaka
  • Patent number: 7447421
    Abstract: A reproduction apparatus reproduces view data including several tracks within a range of reproduction processing capacity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2008
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Fumitaka Kawate, Makoto Yamada, Mitsuhiro Hirabayashi, Toshihiro Ishizaka
  • Publication number: 20080250037
    Abstract: A content recording apparatus includes: a content management file storing section that stores a content management file that records hierarchical entries organized in a virtual hierarchical structure; a content inputting section that inputs content files; a virtual management information creating section that creates virtual management information for virtually managing each of the inputted content files, on the basis of the content file; a meta data creating section that creates meta data related to each of the inputted content files, on the basis of the content file; and a recording control section that records file entries, which are the hierarchical entries including the created virtual management information, into the content management file, and records meta data entries, which are the hierarchical entries including the created meta data, at a lower hierarchical level than the file entries in the content management file.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2008
    Publication date: October 9, 2008
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Osamu DATE, Toshihiro ISHIZAKA
  • Publication number: 20080247600
    Abstract: An imaging device detects a face of a subject from an image in response to inputting of the image containing the subject, and generates face data related to the face. The imaging device generates face data management information managing the face data and controls recording of the input image, the generated face data and the face data management information on a recording unit with the input image mapped to the face data and the face data management information. The face data contains a plurality information components recorded in a predetermined recording order. The face data management information, in a data structure responsive to the recording order of the information components of the face data, contains a train of consecutively assigned bits. The information components are assigned predetermined flags in the recording order. Each flag represents the presence or absence of the information component corresponding to the flag in the face data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2008
    Publication date: October 9, 2008
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Osamu Date, Toshihiro Ishizaka
  • Publication number: 20080193097
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a recording apparatus and a record medium for recording a data read time, a seek time, a successive reproduction time, a successive record length, and a correlation among data pieces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2008
    Publication date: August 14, 2008
    Inventors: Mitsuhiro Hirabayashi, Makoto Yamada, Toshihiro Ishizaka, Satoshi Tsujii
  • Publication number: 20080193098
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a recording apparatus and a record medium for recording a data read time, a seek time, a successive reproduction time, a successive record length, and a correlation among data pieces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2008
    Publication date: August 14, 2008
    Inventors: Mitsuhiro Hirabayashi, Makoto Yamada, Toshihiro Ishizaka, Satoshi Tsujii
  • Publication number: 20080159723
    Abstract: A recording apparatus for recording video data to a record medium is disclosed, that comprises an encoding means for encoding video data in a group structure of a plurality of frames corresponding to a compression-encoding process in a combination of an inter-frame predictive encoding process and a motion compensative process, a transforming means for transforming the data structure of encoded video data that is output from the encoding means into a file structure that can be processed by a computer software program without a dedicated hardware portion so that moving pictures and so forth are synchronously reproduced, and a recording means for recording data having the file structure to a record medium, wherein the file structure has a first data unit and a second data unit, the second data unit being a set of the first data units, and wherein at least one data structure is matched with the first data unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2008
    Publication date: July 3, 2008
    Inventors: Satoshi Tsujii, Makoto Yamada, Toshihiro Ishizaka