Patents by Inventor Yasuhide Hosoda

Yasuhide Hosoda 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: 10453238
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing apparatus, including a display control section which determines which display layers out of a plurality of mutually overlapping display layers information is to be displayed on based on parameters associated with the information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yasuhide Hosoda, Ryota Mihara
  • Publication number: 20190251596
    Abstract: The present technology relates to an information processing system, a recording medium, and an information processing method which are capable of transmitting information to persons who are considered to be worthy of the transmission. An information processing system according to an aspect of the present technology stores position information indicating a position of a device of a user and date information at which position measurement is performed in correlation with each other, forms a community including users who leave a movement trajectory satisfying a predetermined condition at the periphery of a specific location on the basis of a user's movement history indicated by the stored information, and distributes a message input through a specific interface to users who pertain to the community. The present technology is applicable to a device such as an electronic signboard that is installed at a specific location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2017
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Inventor: YASUHIDE HOSODA
  • Publication number: 20190228639
    Abstract: The present technology relates to an information processing system, a recording medium, and an information processing method that make it possible to transmit an action suitable for a context of a user to the user in a natural way. An information processing system according to an aspect of the present technology acquires context information representing at least one of a surrounding environment of a user having a device, a feeling of the user, a situation of the user, feelings of other people around the user, or situations of the other people, recognizes a context of the user on the basis of the context information, determines an action corresponding to the context, and determines a transmission method for the action to the user, the transmission method being suitable for the context and the action. The present technology can be applied to a wearable device worn by a user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2017
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Inventors: YASUHIDE HOSODA, MANABU KII, YOSHIKI TAKEOKA
  • Publication number: 20190174216
    Abstract: A stable wearing state on an ear is secured. A speaker that outputs sound; a speaker arrangement portion in which the speaker is arranged therein; and a sound guiding pipe in which one end portion is continuous with the speaker arrangement portion and an internal space is formed as a sound guiding space that leads the sound outputted from the speaker are provided, in which an opening that emits the sound toward an ear is formed at the other end of the sound guiding pipe. The sound output apparatus is worn on the ear by sandwiching the outer peripheral portion of the auricle between the sound guiding pipe and the speaker arrangement portion or by the sound guiding pipe so that a stable wearing state on the ear can be secured.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryota MIHARA, Yasuhide HOSODA
  • Publication number: 20190166441
    Abstract: A sound distribution apparatus is connected to a sound reproduction terminal that detachably holds an authentication device storing decoding information, the sound distribution apparatus including: a sound distribution unit configured to streaming-distribute sound information, which has been encrypted with a decodable code on the basis of the decoding information, to the sound reproduction terminal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2019
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Inventors: YASUHIDE HOSODA, SHIGEKI OHNO, TETSURO TSUJI, TAKASHI NAKANISHI
  • Patent number: 10269180
    Abstract: Interaction between a virtual object and the real space is to be presented in a preferred manner. In accordance with a user's viewing or finding of an actual object 151, the virtual object 150 corresponding to the actual object 151 appears. The actual object 151 includes output devices that generate outputs such as vibration, electric pulse, heat or cooling air, wind, sound, light, a transfer, and a jump. The actual object 151 performs reaction to action performed on the actual object 151 by the virtual object 150. Where interaction is conducted between the virtual object 150 and the actual object 151 in synchronization, a stronger impression of reality can be given to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuyuki Yamamoto, Yasuhide Hosoda, Manabu Kii
  • Patent number: 10251004
    Abstract: [Object] To enable simply viewing of a performance even at a location away from a hall where the performance takes place. [Solution] A sound distribution apparatus is connected to a sound reproduction terminal that detachably holds an authentication device storing decoding information, the sound distribution apparatus including: a sound distribution unit configured to streaming-distribute sound information, which has been encrypted with a decodable code on the basis of the decoding information, to the sound reproduction terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yasuhide Hosoda, Shigeki Ohno, Tetsuro Tsuji, Takashi Nakanishi
  • Publication number: 20190052950
    Abstract: Provided is a sound output apparatus which realizes listening characteristics of the ambient sound even in a wearing state, which are equivalent to those in a non-wearing state, and outputs good acoustic information at the same time. A sound output apparatus 100 includes a sound generation unit 110 which generates sound, a sound guiding unit 120 which takes in, from one end 121, the sound generated from the sound generation unit 110, and a ring-shaped holding unit 130 which holds the sound guiding unit 120 in the vicinity of the other end 122. The sound output apparatus 100 is worn on the pinna by locking the holding unit 130 to the intertragic notch, and the holding unit 130 supports the vicinity of the other end 122 of the sound guiding unit 120 so that a sound output hole of the other end 122 of the sound guiding unit 120 is positioned to face the interior side of the ear canal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2016
    Publication date: February 14, 2019
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: GO IGARASHI, YASUHIDE HOSODA, MIKI TOKITAKE, KEN TANAKA
  • Publication number: 20190037296
    Abstract: A stable mounted state to an ear is secured. A sound output device includes: a speaker that outputs sound; a housing that includes a sound introduction hook, the sound introduction hook having an internal space that is formed as a sound introduction space for introducing sound output from the speaker, the speaker being arranged in the housing; and an ear pad portion that is provided to be continuous to the housing, the sound introduction hook including an opening through which sound is emitted toward an ear, the sound introduction hook being to be mounted on a root portion of an auricle from a helix side, the ear pad portion being to be mounted on the root portion of the auricle from an earlobe side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2016
    Publication date: January 31, 2019
    Inventors: RYOTA MIHARA, YASUHIDE HOSODA, KEN TANAKA
  • Publication number: 20180278732
    Abstract: There is provided a mobile terminal including a casing that includes an audio output unit that outputs audio, and a transmissive display unit provided rotatable about the casing. The transmissive display unit is disposable in a plane intersecting a principal face of the casing while the audio output unit is outputting audio.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2018
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yasuhide HOSODA
  • Publication number: 20180232926
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing apparatus, including a display control section which determines which display layers out of a plurality of mutually overlapping display layers information is to be displayed on based on parameters associated with the information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2018
    Publication date: August 16, 2018
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yasuhide HOSODA, Ryota MIHARA
  • Publication number: 20180199143
    Abstract: [Object] To enable simply viewing of a performance even at a location away from a hall where the performance takes place. [Solution] A sound distribution apparatus is connected to a sound reproduction terminal that detachably holds an authentication device storing decoding information, the sound distribution apparatus including: a sound distribution unit configured to streaming-distribute sound information, which has been encrypted with a decodable code on the basis of the decoding information, to the sound reproduction terminal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2016
    Publication date: July 12, 2018
    Inventors: Yasuhide HOSODA, Shigeki OHNO, Tetsuro TSUJI, Takashi NAKANISHI
  • Patent number: 10003680
    Abstract: There is provided a mobile terminal including a casing that includes an audio output unit that outputs audio, and a transmissive display unit provided rotatable about the casing. The transmissive display unit is disposable in a plane intersecting a principal face of the casing while the audio output unit is outputting audio.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yasuhide Hosoda
  • Patent number: 9972112
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing apparatus, including a display control section which determines which display layers out of a plurality of mutually overlapping display layers information is to be displayed on based on parameters associated with the information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yasuhide Hosoda, Ryota Mihara
  • Publication number: 20170351257
    Abstract: [Object] To make it capable of switching a state in which a device is carried and a state in which the device is not carried in a more suitable form in accordance with a state or situation in which the device is used. [Solution] Provided is An information processing device including: an acquisition unit configured to acquire information on a user; and a controller configured to execute a control process for moving a device that can be carried by the user so that the device changes between a carry state in which the device is carried by the user and a non-carry state in which the device is not carried by the user on the basis of the information on the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2015
    Publication date: December 7, 2017
    Inventors: YOSHIKI TAKEOKA, MANABU KII, YASUHIDE HOSODA, TOSHIYUKI KAWAMURA
  • Patent number: 9715752
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing apparatus, including a display control section which determines which display layers out of a plurality of mutually overlapping display layers information is to be displayed on based on parameters associated with the information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yasuhide Hosoda, Ryota Mihara
  • Patent number: D811385
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yasuhide Hosoda, Manabu Kii
  • Patent number: D813231
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takaaki Yoshida, Yasuhide Hosoda
  • Patent number: D819594
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yasuhide Hosoda, Satoshi Suzuki, Go Igarashi
  • Patent number: D840975
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Yasuhide Hosoda
    Inventor: Yasuhide Hosoda