Patents by Inventor Toshiya Ikenaga

Toshiya Ikenaga 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: 10279263
    Abstract: A game delivery device and so on are implemented which enable an operable object to be operated with increased ease, in the case where game images designed to be executed in a dedicated game device are delivered to a terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Toshiya Ikenaga, Toshiharu Sayano, Yasuhiro Watari, Shinkichi Hasama
  • Patent number: 10071315
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a content providing method for a content providing server to provide contents to client terminals via a network. The method includes: obtaining play data indicating progress conditions of a computer game progressing according to user operation on the client terminals; evaluating game plays by each predetermined evaluation item on a basis of the play data; obtaining data of a moving image of a game play extracted according to an evaluation result; and distributing the data of the moving image to the client terminals via the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Watari, Nobuaki Tanaka, Toshiharu Sayano, Toshiya Ikenaga
  • Patent number: 9868061
    Abstract: The moving images of a program being executed on one terminal can be effectively viewed on another terminal even if the state of communication between the program-executing terminal and the server or the other terminal is not good.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventor: Toshiya Ikenaga
  • Patent number: 9868057
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus provide for: executing a game program in response to each of a plurality of operation signals that input to each of the plurality of ports of a controller port from a plurality of operation devices, wherein the controller port comprises the plurality of ports to which the plurality of operation signals are input from the plurality of operation devices via a network; assigning the plurality of the operation devices to the plurality of ports; obtaining connection information indicating a connection status between the plurality of ports and the plurality of operation devices; and changing the assignment of the plurality of operation devices to the plurality of ports depending on the obtained connection status.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Toshiya Ikenaga, Makoto Ishii
  • Publication number: 20170136367
    Abstract: There is provided a game video distribution device that permits distribution of game videos with higher value for users through the use of game-specific information. The game distribution device includes video generating means that generates a game video selected by a user, related information acquiring means that acquires related information in which scene identification information identifying individual scenes included in the game video is related to time information representing a time period during which each of the scenes is reproduced, related display information generating means which, in accordance with the related information, generates related display information identifiably displaying a temporal location of each of the scenes relative to an entire time span of the game video, and composing means that generates a composite of the generated video and the related display information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2015
    Publication date: May 18, 2017
    Applicant: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Watari, Toshiya Ikenaga, Toshiharu Sayano, Shinkichi Hasama
  • Publication number: 20170113139
    Abstract: A game delivery device and so on are implemented which enable an operable object to be operated with increased ease, in the case where game images designed to be executed in a dedicated game device are delivered to a terminal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2015
    Publication date: April 27, 2017
    Applicant: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Toshiya Ikenaga, Toshiharu Sayano, Yasuhiro Watari, Shinkichi Hasama
  • Publication number: 20160250553
    Abstract: In a game system 1, a game managing server 100 includes: a game controlling unit that controls a game; a game player instruction receiving unit that receives an instruction from a game player and forwards the instruction to the game controlling unit; and a watching point setting unit that sets a viewpoint position for generating a watching screen for viewing the game, the watching screen being offered to a plurality of watching players different from the game player.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2014
    Publication date: September 1, 2016
    Applicant: Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Toshiya Ikenaga, Nobuaki Tanaka, Yasuhiro Watari, Toshiharu Sayano, Hiromasa Ohkubo
  • Publication number: 20160236084
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus provide for: receiving a selected video, over a network from at least one network server, of previously executed content of an application program previously executed by the at least one network server; executing the selected video for display to a user of the information processing terminal, and receiving an execution request initiated by the user while the selected video is being executed and during a period of time when the application program is not being executed by the at least one network server; and sending the execution request for executing the application program to the at least one network server over the network, where the execution request is associated with a specified point in the selected video that shows the previously executed content of the application program.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2016
    Publication date: August 18, 2016
    Applicant: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventor: Toshiya Ikenaga
  • Publication number: 20160193528
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus provide for: executing a game program in response to each of a plurality of operation signals that input to each of the plurality of ports of a controller port from a plurality of operation devices, wherein the controller port comprises the plurality of ports to which the plurality of operation signals are input from the plurality of operation devices via a network; assigning the plurality of the operation devices to the plurality of ports; obtaining connection information indicating a connection status between the plurality of ports and the plurality of operation devices; and changing the assignment of the plurality of operation devices to the plurality of ports depending on the obtained connection status.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2016
    Publication date: July 7, 2016
    Applicant: Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Toshiya IKENAGA, Makoto ISHII
  • Patent number: 9352215
    Abstract: Provided is an information processing system that enables a user to start playing a game from a game situation corresponding to a play point in a video that shows a play content of the game. A return request receiving unit (52) receives an execution request for a game which is associated with a play point in a video that shows a play content of the game. A game situation data obtaining unit (56) obtains, from a data storage unit (46) for storing pieces of game situation data which indicate situations of the game that are associated with play points in the video, game situation data that is identified based on a play point associated with the execution request. A game executing unit (42) starts executing the game from a situation that is indicated by the game situation data obtained by the game situation data obtaining unit (56).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventor: Toshiya Ikenaga
  • Patent number: 9342302
    Abstract: An information processing device includes a receiving unit (54) configured to receive a reading instruction to read a part of a data file, the part containing less data than the data file; a data obtaining unit (60) configured to obtain the part designated by the reading instruction from an external storage device connected via a network; and a data output unit (66) configured to output the part designated by the reading instruction, wherein when the reading instruction is a reading instruction to read the part and the part is stored compressed in the external storage device connected via the network, the data obtaining unit (60) obtains the part, compressed, designated by the reading instruction, and the data output unit (66) outputs data obtained by expanding the compressed part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventor: Toshiya Ikenaga
  • Patent number: 9320965
    Abstract: An information processing system includes a controller port having a plurality of ports to which a plurality of operation signals are input from a plurality of operation devices via a network. The information processing system also includes an execution unit configured to execute a game program in response to each of the plurality of operation signals input from each of the plurality of operation devices to each of the plurality of the ports, and an assignment unit configured to assign each of the plurality of operation devices to each of the plurality of respective ports. The assignment unit changes assignment of each of the plurality of operation devices to each of the plurality of ports in a predetermined case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Toshiya Ikenaga, Makoto Ishii
  • Patent number: 9272218
    Abstract: Provided is an information processing system with which a new function can be added without altering an application program itself. The information processing system includes: a first execution information obtaining unit configured to obtain first execution information which indicates an execution state of a first execution unit configured to execute an application program; an execution information storing unit configured to store the first execution information; and the first execution unit or a second execution unit configured to execute the application program, in which the first execution unit or the second execution unit uses the stored first execution information to execute the application program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Toshiya Ikenaga, Osamu Ota, Hirotoshi Maegawa
  • Publication number: 20140317285
    Abstract: A system that displays the content of games in accordance with the impact on each of the games resulting from network states including an execution unit that executes at least one application from among multiple applications, a sending unit that sends to a terminal the result of the execution, a communication information acquisition unit that acquires communication information representing the communication states between the sending unit and the terminal, a suitability information storage unit that stores suitability information representing the suitability of executing each of the applications in relation to application identification information identifying each of the applications and to the scope of the communication information, a suitability information acquisition unit that acquires the suitability information based on the acquired communication information, and a display that generates display information for displaying part or all of the content of the multiple applications in accordance with the ac
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2012
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Applicant: Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Toshiya Ikenaga, Masayuki Chatani
  • Publication number: 20130252741
    Abstract: An information processing system includes a controller port having a plurality of ports to which a plurality of operation signals are input from a plurality of operation devices via a network. The information processing system also includes an execution unit configured to execute a game program in response to each of the plurality of operation signals input from each of the plurality of operation devices to each of the plurality of the ports, and an assignment unit configured to assign each of the plurality of operation devices to each of the plurality of respective ports. The assignment unit changes assignment of each of the plurality of operation devices to each of the plurality of ports in a predetermined case.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2011
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Applicant: SONY COMPUTER ENTERTAINMENT INC.
    Inventors: Toshiya Ikenaga, Makoto Ishii
  • Publication number: 20130198334
    Abstract: Provided is an information processing system with which a new function can be added without altering an application program itself. The information processing system includes: a first execution information obtaining unit configured to obtain first execution information which indicates an execution state of a first execution unit configured to execute an application program; an execution information storing unit configured to store the first execution information; and the first execution unit or a second execution unit configured to execute the application program, in which the first execution unit or the second execution unit uses the stored first execution information to execute the application program.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2011
    Publication date: August 1, 2013
    Applicant: SONY COMPUTER ENTERTAINMENT INC.
    Inventors: Toshiya Ikenaga, Osamu Ota, Hirotoshi Maegawa
  • Publication number: 20130182186
    Abstract: Provided is an image processing system capable of increasing flexibility in setting the number of videos that are transmitted from a video transmitting device to a video receiving device to constitute the basis for a screen to be presented to a user. A data transmitting unit (44) of a cloud service (10) transmits a video to a client (12). A screen generating unit (66) of the client (12) generates a screen that contains frame images of videos which are received as videos to be placed in one screen. The data transmitting unit (44) of the cloud service (10) transmits, to the client (12), as videos to be placed in one screen, videos in a number determined in accordance with a given rule. The screen generating unit (66) of the client (12) generates a screen that contains as many frame images of videos as the determined number.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2011
    Publication date: July 18, 2013
    Applicant: SONY COMPUTER ENTERTAINMENT INC.
    Inventor: Toshiya Ikenaga
  • Publication number: 20130172086
    Abstract: Provided is an information processing system that enables a user to start playing a game from a game situation corresponding to a play point in a video that shows a play content of the game. A return request receiving unit (52) receives an execution request for a game which is associated with a play point in a video that shows a play content of the game. A game situation data obtaining unit (56) obtains, from a data storage unit (46) for storing pieces of game situation data which indicate situations of the game that are associated with play points in the video, game situation data that is identified based on a play point associated with the execution request. A game executing unit (42) starts executing the game from a situation that is indicated by the game situation data obtained by the game situation data obtaining unit (56).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2011
    Publication date: July 4, 2013
    Applicant: SONY COMPUTER ENTERTAINMENT INC.
    Inventor: Toshiya Ikenaga
  • Publication number: 20120158883
    Abstract: A reading instruction receiving unit (54) receives a reading instruction to read data. A data obtaining unit (60) obtains data designated by the reading instruction from an external storage device connected via the network. The data output unit (66) outputs the data designated by the reading instruction. When the reading instruction is a reading instruction to read data stored compressed in the external storage device connected via the network, the data obtaining unit (60) obtains the compressed data designated by the reading instruction, and the data output unit (66) outputs data obtained by expanding the compressed data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2011
    Publication date: June 21, 2012
    Applicant: Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
    Inventor: Toshiya IKENAGA
  • Patent number: 7542466
    Abstract: In order to realize NAT traversal communication at low cost and without fail, local communication terminals connected as subordinates of a first router having a UPnP™ function obtain an IP address and a port number, both to be converted by a NAT function of the first router, on the basis of a UPnP™ protocol to register them in a relay server as exchange information for the NAT traversal. Local communication terminals connected as subordinates of a second router without the UPnP™ function specify an IP address to be converted by the NAT function of the second router on the basis of a packet obtained from a STUN server and estimate a port number to be converted by the NAT function of the second router to register them in the relay server as the exchange information for the NAT traversal. The present invention may be applied to a personal computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2009
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Toshiya Ikenaga, Yukihiko Aoki, Shinichi Kawano, Takeshi Ozawa