Patents by Inventor Toyoaki Kishimoto

Toyoaki Kishimoto 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: 10019246
    Abstract: The object of the invention is to provide the user with improved operatability of an information-processing apparatus and usability of application programs as well as to implement rendering of services to download the application programs from a server to the information-processing apparatus. If storage means employed in the information-processing apparatus does not contain a free area with a storage size large enough for accommodating a desired application program and a data file relevant thereto to be downloaded from the server, an information communication system comprising the information-processing apparatus and the server automatically transfers application programs and data files from the storage means to an external recording medium such as the server itself to be saved therein in order to secure a free storage area in the storage means. The free storage area is used for storing a desired application program and a relevant data file which are to be downloaded from the server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Toyoaki Kishimoto
  • Publication number: 20170300310
    Abstract: The object of the invention is to provide the user with improved operatability of an information-processing apparatus and usability of application programs as well as to implement rendering of services to download the application programs from a server to the information-processing apparatus. If storage means employed in the information-processing apparatus does not contain a free area with a storage size large enough for accommodating a desired application program and a data file relevant thereto to be downloaded from the server, an information communication system comprising the information-processing apparatus and the server automatically transfers application programs and data files from the storage means to an external recording medium such as the server itself to be saved therein in order to secure a free storage area in the storage means. The free storage area is used for storing a desired application program and a relevant data file which are to be downloaded from the server.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2013
    Publication date: October 19, 2017
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Toyoaki KISHIMOTO
  • Publication number: 20130239105
    Abstract: The object of the invention is to provide the user with improved operatability of an information-processing apparatus and usability of application programs as well as to implement rendering of services to download the application programs from a server to the information-processing apparatus. If storage means employed in the information-processing apparatus does not contain a free area with a storage size large enough for accommodating a desired application program and a data file relevant thereto to be downloaded from the server, an information communication system comprising the information-processing apparatus and the server automatically transfers application programs and data files from the storage means to an external recording medium such as the server itself to be saved therein in order to secure a free storage area in the storage means. The free storage area is used for storing a desired application program and a relevant data file which are to be downloaded from the server.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 12, 2013
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Toyoaki KISHIMOTO
  • Patent number: 8438242
    Abstract: The object of the invention is to provide the user with improved operatability of an information-processing apparatus and usability of application programs as well as to implement rendering of services to download the application programs from a server to the information-processing apparatus. If storage means employed in the information-processing apparatus does not contain a free area with a storage size large enough for accommodating a desired application program and a data file relevant thereto to be downloaded from the server, an information communication system comprising the information-processing apparatus and the server automatically transfers application programs and data files from the storage means to an external recording medium such as the server itself to be saved therein in order to secure a free storage area in the storage means. The free storage area is used for storing a desired application program and a relevant data file which are to be downloaded from the server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Toyoaki Kishimoto
  • Publication number: 20120158935
    Abstract: Systems and methods consistent with the disclosure relate to managing social networks. According to one exemplary embodiment, a computer-implemented method for managing social networks of a user is disclosed. The method accesses an online social network site of the user, and receives, from the online social network site, networking content related to the user and a plurality of contacts of the user. The method identifies the plurality of contacts based on the networking content, and determines relationships between the user and the respective contacts based on the networking content. The method also creates a social networking map according to the relationships.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2010
    Publication date: June 21, 2012
    Inventors: Toyoaki Kishimoto, Michael Chang, Andrew Lee Lawton, Gary Robert Lyons, Sean Patrick Kennedy, Rommel M. Garay, Edward Theodore Winter, Fredrik Carpio, Adrian Crisan
  • Publication number: 20120136565
    Abstract: User-specific information such as the social networking cloud of relevant metadata is used to find real-time information and provide visual feedback to users regarding the presence of other users at particular locations. In one example, the information is displayed on localized map images, with visual indicators such as dots indicating the presence of other users having desired characteristics.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2010
    Publication date: May 31, 2012
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Sean P. Kennedy, Fredrik Carpio, Adrian Crisan, Rommel M. Garay, Gary R. Lyons, Edward T. Winter, Michael Chang, Toyoaki Kishimoto, Andrew L. Lawton
  • Publication number: 20120117271
    Abstract: A method for data synchronization across multiple target destinations in a computer network includes acquiring information about the target destinations, wherein: the target destinations comprises at least one of a network account in the computer network, or a target device coupled to the computer network or associated with the network account; and the acquired information includes identification information associated with the target destinations. The method may also include receiving, at a user device, data from a data source; filtering the received data based on information included in the received data and in the identification information; identifying, based on the filtering, a selected target destination for receiving the filtered data; and transmitting the filtered data to the identified selected target destination.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2010
    Publication date: May 10, 2012
    Inventors: Sean Patrick Kennedy, Gary Roberts Lyons, Michael Chang, Rommel M. Garay, Edward Theodore Winter, Andrew Lee Lawton, Fredrik Carpio, Adrian Crisan, Toyoaki Kishimoto
  • Publication number: 20060212546
    Abstract: The object of the invention is to provide the user with improved operatability of an information-processing apparatus and usability of application programs as well as to implement rendering of services to download the application programs from a server to the information-processing apparatus. If storage means employed in the information-processing apparatus does not contain a free area with a storage size large enough for accommodating a desired application program and a data file relevant thereto to be downloaded from the server, an information communication system comprising the information-processing apparatus and the server automatically transfers application programs and data files from the storage means to an external recording medium such as the server itself to be saved therein in order to secure a free storage area in the storage means. The free storage area is used for storing a desired application program and a relevant data file which are to be downloaded from the server.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2006
    Publication date: September 21, 2006
    Inventor: Toyoaki Kishimoto
  • Patent number: 7062543
    Abstract: The object of the invention is to provide the user with improved operatability of an information-processing apparatus and usability of application programs as well as to implement rendering of services to download the application programs from a server to the information-processing apparatus. If storage means employed in the information-processing apparatus does not contain a free area with a storage size large enough for accommodating a desired application program and a data file relevant thereto to be downloaded from the server, an information communication system comprising the information-processing apparatus and the server automatically transfers application programs and data files from the storage means to an external recording medium such as the server itself to be saved therein in order to secure a free storage area in the storage means. The free storage area is used for storing a desired application program and a relevant data file which are to be downloaded from the server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2006
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Toyoaki Kishimoto
  • Patent number: 7050190
    Abstract: Disclosed is an information-processing apparatus comprising: storage means for storing application programs and data files; calculating means for activating an application program stored in the storage means to carry out predetermined processing; media drive means for recording and playing back information into and from an external recording medium; and control means which controls the media-drive means and the storage means when the external recording medium for recording an application program is mounted on the media drive means so that: when the storage means includes a remaining free storage area with a size large enough for accommodating the application program recorded in the external recording medium, the application program recorded in the external recording medium is installed in the storage means; but when the storage means includes a remaining free storage area with a size not large enough for accommodating the application program recorded in the external recording medium, on the other hand, an app
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2006
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Tomotaka Yamazaki, Hiromitsu Baba, Toyoaki Kishimoto, Shinsaku Inada
  • Publication number: 20020046353
    Abstract: A user authentication method suitably for use in mobile information terminals, which minimizes user load in entering information necessary for user authentication while ensuring security is disclosed. Before using a service to be provided by a client service provider on the Internet, the user registers his user personal information including the unique identification information of a mobile information terminal with the client service provider. Then, when the user of the mobile information terminal uses a content server via the client service provider by use of the mobile information terminal, the mobile information terminal sends the encrypted unique identification information. The client service provider decrypts the received encrypted unique identification information and performs user authentication on the basis of the decrypted unique identification information. The client service provider also checks a charging surrogate service server for the registration of the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2001
    Publication date: April 18, 2002
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Toyoaki Kishimoto
  • Publication number: 20020046216
    Abstract: Disclosed is an information-processing apparatus comprising: storage means for storing application programs and data files; calculating means for activating an application program stored in the storage means to carry out predetermined processing; media drive means for recording and playing back information into and from an external recording medium; and control means which controls the media-drive means and the storage means when the external recording medium for recording an application program is mounted on the media drive means so that: when the storage means includes a remaining free storage area with a size large enough for accommodating the application program recorded in the external recording medium, the application program recorded in the external recording medium is installed in the storage means; but when the storage means includes a remaining free storage area with a size not large enough for accommodating the application program recorded in the external recording medium, on the other hand, an app
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2001
    Publication date: April 18, 2002
    Inventors: Tomotaka Yamazaki, Hiromitsu Baba, Toyoaki Kishimoto, Shinsaku Inada
  • Publication number: 20020035576
    Abstract: A mail server employed in a client service provider receives an email destined for a user cataloged in advance in the client service provider. If the email has a file attached thereto, the format of the attached file is examined. If the format of the attached file is found to be a format categorized as a format of a first file format group set in advance, the format is converted into another format belonging to a category other than the first file format group, that is, a second file format group set in advance. Then, the attached file is replaced by a file having the other format.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2001
    Publication date: March 21, 2002
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toyoaki Kishimoto, Yusuke Tani
  • Publication number: 20020013829
    Abstract: The object of the invention is to provide the user with improved operatability of an information-processing apparatus and usability of application programs as well as to implement rendering of services to download the application programs from a server to the information-processing apparatus. If storage means employed in the information-processing apparatus does not contain a free area with a storage size large enough for accommodating a desired application program and a data file relevant thereto to be downloaded from the server, an information communication system comprising the information-processing apparatus and the server automatically transfers application programs and data files from the storage means to an external recording medium such as the server itself to be saved therein in order to secure a free storage area in the storage means. The free storage area is used for storing a desired application program and a relevant data file which are to be downloaded from the server.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2001
    Publication date: January 31, 2002
    Inventor: Toyoaki Kishimoto