Patents by Inventor Toshiyuki Sekiya

Toshiyuki Sekiya 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: 20200372251
    Abstract: A system acquiring data for phenotyping on a farm field where crops are bred. The device includes: an information storage unit storing farm field information, an imaging condition, and aerial images of the farm field linked with imaging condition; a classification unit classifying the aerial images into a plurality of image groups having different imaging altitude ranges on the basis of an imaging altitude included in the imaging condition; an image processing unit creating image-processed data from at least one of the image groups and imaging condition and analyzes a trait of in the farm field from the image-processed data; a visualization unit visualizing image-processed data obtained in the image processing unit; a processed information storage unit storing, as processed information, data obtained in the image processing unit and visualization unit; and an output unit outputting data obtained in the image processing unit and the visualization unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2018
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Applicants: NEC Solution Innovators, Ltd., THE UNIVERSITY OF TOKYO
    Inventors: Kazuki SEKIYA, Shigeharu TANIGUCHI, TOshiyuki KAMIYA, Hiroaki OCHIAI, Yurika NAGOSHI, Wei GUO, Yue MU, Masayuki HIRAFUJI, Seidhi NINOMIYA, Daisuke TAKATA
  • Publication number: 20200213730
    Abstract: There is provided a voice processing system capable of acquiring user voice more clearly, the voice processing system including: a mounting unit configured to be attached to a user. The mounting unit includes at least three voice acquisition units configured to acquire voice data for beamforming.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2020
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toshiyuki SEKIYA, Hideto MORI, Makoto HANYUDA, Yu TOGASAKI, Yuya HIRANO
  • Patent number: 10674258
    Abstract: There is provided a voice processing system capable of acquiring user voice more clearly, the voice processing system including: a mounting unit configured to be attached to a user. The mounting unit includes at least three voice acquisition units configured to acquire voice data for beamforming.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toshiyuki Sekiya, Hideto Mori, Makoto Hanyuda, Yu Togasaki, Yuya Hirano
  • Patent number: 10580428
    Abstract: The present technology relates to an audio processing apparatus, an audio processing method, and a program which enable to appropriately eliminate a noise. An audio processing apparatus includes a sound collector which collects audio, an audio enhancer which enhances audio to be extracted using an audio signal collected by the sound collector, an audio attenuator which attenuates the audio to be extracted using the audio signal collected by the sound collector, a noise environment estimator which estimates a surrounding noise environment, and a post-filtering unit which performs post-filtering processing using an audio-enhanced signal from the audio enhancer and an audio-attenuated signal from the audio attenuator, in which the post-filtering unit sets strength of processing for noise elimination according to the noise environment by the noise environment estimator. The present technology can be applied to an apparatus which performs audio recognition processing, such as a mobile phone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Keiichi Osako, Takashi Shibuya, Toshiyuki Sekiya, Mototsugu Abe
  • Patent number: 10565976
    Abstract: [Object] To collect a target sound in a more suitable aspect even under an environment in which noise occurs at random. [Solution] An information processing device including: a sound collection unit; and a holding member configured to have a projection portion with a streamline shape in at least a part and hold the sound collection unit so that the sound collection unit is located at a front end or near the front end of the projection portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Toshiyuki Sekiya, Yuichiro Koyama, Yuya Hirano
  • Patent number: 10482605
    Abstract: A method comprises obtaining a first cell image of a cell by a first observation method, obtaining a second cell image of the cell by a second observation method that is different from the first observation method, and determining the region of the cell based on the first cell image and the second cell image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignees: SYSMEX CORPORATION, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION TOKYO MEDICAL AND DENTAL UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Kazumi Hakamada, Yuki Aihara, Masaya Okada, Toshiyuki Sato, Ichiro Sekiya, Eiji Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20190341019
    Abstract: [Object] To collect a target sound in a more suitable aspect even under an environment in which noise occurs at random. [Solution] An information processing device including: a sound collection unit; and a holding member configured to have a projection portion with a streamline shape in at least a part and hold the sound collection unit so that the sound collection unit is located at a front end or near the front end of the projection portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2019
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Toshiyuki Sekiya, Yuichiro Koyama, Yuya Hirano
  • Publication number: 20190250245
    Abstract: To make it possible to estimate the position of a sound source resulting from a wearing displacement, even in the case where the wearing displacement occurs in a wearable device. A sound source position estimation device according to the present disclosure includes: a spectrum acquisition unit configured to acquire a frequency spectrum of a sound source on the basis of a sound obtained by a plurality of microphones provided for a ring-like wearable device; a distance computing unit configured to compute respective distances from the plurality of microphones to the sound source on the basis of the frequency spectrum; and a sound source position computing unit configured to, approximating the ring-like wearable device to a circle and assuming that the sound source is located on a cylindrical surface including the ring-like wearable device, obtain an intersection between the cylindrical surface and spherical surfaces whose radii are the respective distances to compute a position of the sound source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2017
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Yuichiro Koyama, Toshiyuki Sekiya
  • Patent number: 10306359
    Abstract: There is provided a voice processing system capable of acquiring user voice more clearly, the voice processing system including: a mounting unit configured to be attached to a user. The mounting unit includes at least three voice acquisition units configured to acquire voice data for beamforming.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toshiyuki Sekiya, Hideto Mori, Makoto Hanyuda, Yu Togasaki, Yuya Hirano
  • Publication number: 20180317005
    Abstract: There is provided a voice processing system capable of acquiring user voice more clearly, the voice processing system including: a mounting unit configured to be attached to a user. The mounting unit includes at least three voice acquisition units configured to acquire voice data for beamforming.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2018
    Publication date: November 1, 2018
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toshiyuki SEKIYA, Hideto MORI, Makoto HANYUDA, Yu TOGASAKI, Yuya HIRANO
  • Publication number: 20180286376
    Abstract: [Object] To collect a target sound in a more suitable aspect even under an environment in which noise occurs at random. [Solution] An information processing device including: a sound collection unit; and a holding member configured to have a projection portion with a streamline shape in at least a part and hold the sound collection unit so that the sound collection unit is located at a front end or near the front end of the projection portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2016
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Toshiyuki Sekiya, Yuichiro Koyama, Yuya Hirano
  • Publication number: 20180137849
    Abstract: There is provided an audio device including a control section configured to cause an audio signal to be output, the audio signal including a sound signal obtained through playback of content and a sound signal received from a communication partner device, and a sound processing section configured to generate an elimination signal obtained by eliminating a given sound signal from a microphone detection signal, which is the audio signal that is propagated and detected by a microphone. The control section causes the communication partner device to transmit the elimination signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2017
    Publication date: May 17, 2018
    Inventors: Satoshi Higuchi, Kazuya Tateishi, Toshiyuki Sekiya, Yuki Fujikashi, Kazuya Katsuki, Koji Matsuura, Saki Yokoyama
  • Patent number: 9852724
    Abstract: There is provided an audio device including a control section configured to cause an audio signal to be output, the audio signal including a sound signal obtained through playback of content and a sound signal received from a communication partner device, and a sound processing section configured to generate an elimination signal obtained by eliminating a given sound signal from a microphone detection signal, which is the audio signal that is propagated and detected by a microphone. The control section causes the communication partner device to transmit the elimination signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Satoshi Higuchi, Kazuya Tateishi, Toshiyuki Sekiya, Yuki Fujikashi, Kazuya Katsuki, Koji Matsuura, Saki Yokoyama
  • Publication number: 20170280239
    Abstract: There is provided a voice processing system capable of acquiring user voice more clearly, the voice processing system including: a mounting unit configured to be attached to a user. The mounting unit includes at least three voice acquisition units configured to acquire voice data for beamforming.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2015
    Publication date: September 28, 2017
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toshiyuki SEKIYA, Hideto MORI, Makoto HANYUDA, Yu TOGASAKI, Yuya HIRANO
  • Publication number: 20170229137
    Abstract: The present technology relates to an audio processing apparatus, an audio processing method, and a program which enable to appropriately eliminate a noise. An audio processing apparatus includes a sound collector which collects audio, an audio enhancer which enhances audio to be extracted using an audio signal collected by the sound collector, an audio attenuator which attenuates the audio to be extracted using the audio signal collected by the sound collector, a noise environment estimator which estimates a surrounding noise environment, and a post-filtering unit which performs post-filtering processing using an audio-enhanced signal from the audio enhancer and an audio-attenuated signal from the audio attenuator, in which the post-filtering unit sets strength of processing for noise elimination according to the noise environment by the noise environment estimator. The present technology can be applied to an apparatus which performs audio recognition processing, such as a mobile phone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2015
    Publication date: August 10, 2017
    Inventors: KEIICHI OSAKO, TAKASHI SHIBUYA, TOSHIYUKI SEKIYA, MOTOTSUGU ABE
  • Patent number: 9495950
    Abstract: There is provided an audio signal processing device including a feature amount extraction unit configured to extract, from an audio signal obtained by a sound collection unit, a feature amount that indicates a pulsed operation sound generated from a sound generation unit provided in a same housing as the sound collection unit, and a noise determination unit configured to determine whether or not the operation sound is included in the audio signal based on the feature amount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Keiichi Osako, Toshiyuki Sekiya, Mototsugu Abe
  • Patent number: 9418678
    Abstract: A sound processing device includes: a nonlinear processing unit that outputs a plurality of sound signals including sound sources existing in predetermined areas by performing a nonlinear process for a plurality of observed signals that are generated by a plurality of sound sources and are observed by a plurality of sensors; a signal selecting unit that selects a sound signal including a specific sound source from among the plurality of sound signals output by the nonlinear processing unit and the observed signal including the plurality of sound sources; and a sound separating unit that separates a sound signal including the specific sound source that is selected by the signal selecting unit from the observed signal selected by the signal selecting unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toshiyuki Sekiya, Mototsugu Abe
  • Patent number: 9113241
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a noise removing apparatus, including: an object sound emphasis section adapted to carry out an object sound emphasis process for observation signals of first and second microphones to produce an object sound estimation signal; a noise estimation section adapted to carry out a noise estimation process for the observation signals to produce a noise estimation signal; a post filtering section adapted to remove noise components remaining in the object sound estimation signal using the noise estimation signal; a correction coefficient calculation section adapted to calculate, for each frequency, a correction coefficient for correcting the post filtering process based on the object sound estimation signal and the noise estimation signal; and a correction coefficient changing section adapted to change those of the correction coefficients which belong to a frequency band suffering from spatial aliasing such that a peak appearing at a particular frequency is suppressed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Keiichi Osako, Toshiyuki Sekiya, Ryuichi Namba, Mototsugu Abe
  • Publication number: 20150228266
    Abstract: There is provided an audio device including a control section configured to cause an audio signal to be output, the audio signal including a sound signal obtained through playback of content and a sound signal received from a communication partner device, and a sound processing section configured to generate an elimination signal obtained by eliminating a given sound signal from a microphone detection signal, which is the audio signal that is propagated and detected by a microphone. The control section causes the communication partner device to transmit the elimination signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2015
    Publication date: August 13, 2015
    Inventors: Satoshi Higuchi, Kazuya Tateishi, Toshiyuki Sekiya, Yuki Fujikashi, Kazuya Katsuki, Koji Matsuura, Saki Yokoyama
  • Publication number: 20150125011
    Abstract: Provided is an audio signal processing device including frequency conversion units configured to generate a plurality of input audio spectra by performing frequency conversions on input audio signals input from a plurality of microphones provided in a housing, a first input selection unit configured to select input audio spectra corresponding to a first combination direction from among the input audio spectra based on an arrangement of the microphones for the housing, and a first combining unit configured to generate a combined audio spectrum having directivity of the first combination direction by calculating power spectra of the input audio spectra selected by the first input selection unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Toshiyuki Sekiya