Patents by Inventor Yasunori Kawanami

Yasunori Kawanami 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: 20210072752
    Abstract: There is provided a control device including an image display unit configured to acquire, from a flying body, an image captured by an imaging device provided in the flying body and to display the image, and a flight instruction generation unit configured to generate a flight instruction for the flying body based on content of an operation performed with respect to the image captured by the imaging device and displayed by the image display unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2020
    Publication date: March 11, 2021
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Kohtaro SABE, Yasunori KAWANAMI, Kenta KAWAMOTO, Tsutomu SAWADA, Satoru SHIMIZU, Peter DUERR, Yuki YAMAMOTO
  • Publication number: 20200405426
    Abstract: [Object] To provide a tactile presentation apparatus that makes it possible to reduce a noise to be transmitted to a force sensor. [Solution] A tactile presentation apparatus including: an operation unit operated by a user; a vibration unit that presents a vibration of an operation target of the operation unit; a contact unit that transmits the vibration by the vibration unit to the user; and an installation unit coupled to the operation unit, over the contact unit provided via an elastic body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2019
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Ryuta HORIE, Kazuo HONGO, Satoko NAGAKARI, Ryo TERASAWA, Yasunori KAWANAMI
  • Patent number: 10856947
    Abstract: A grip force sensation feedback device including a first rotary member that has an outer peripheral surface including a part of a first virtual conical surface, the first rotary member being rotated around a first cone axis; a second rotary member that has an opposed surface which includes a part of a second virtual conical surface and which is opposed to the outer peripheral surface of the first rotary member, the second rotary member being rotated around a second cone axis; a wire that has both end portions connected to the second rotary member and that has a central portion wound around the first rotary member; and a driving portion that provides a force sensation feedback to a finger of a user in contact with the second rotary member by rotating the first rotary member and thereby causing a rotation of the second rotary member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuo Hongo, Hiroyuki Suzuki, Yasunori Kawanami
  • Patent number: 10863096
    Abstract: There is provided a control device including an image display unit configured to acquire, from a flying body, an image captured by an imaging device provided in the flying body and to display the image, and a flight instruction generation unit configured to generate a flight instruction for the flying body based on content of an operation performed with respect to the image captured by the imaging device and displayed by the image display unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kohtaro Sabe, Yasunori Kawanami, Kenta Kawamoto, Tsutomu Sawada, Satoru Shimizu, Peter Duerr, Yuki Yamamoto
  • Publication number: 20200130174
    Abstract: To provide an expansion device and a movable body including a mechanism for quick deformation. An expansion device includes a main body and a limb portion attached to the main body, in which the limb portion includes a main link connected to the main body via a joint, an end link provided at a front end of the limb portion, at least one or more limb joints that are interposed between the main link and the end link and connect the main link and the end link, and a linear member of which both ends couple an end at the front end side of the limb portion of the end link and the main body and are retractable to one or both of the end link and the main body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2018
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Inventor: YASUNORI KAWANAMI
  • Publication number: 20200101620
    Abstract: To provide a control device and a control method enabled to more simply execute initialization of a force sensor included in a legged walking robot. Provided is a control device including: a leg control unit that controls at least one or more legs of a legged walking robot including a plurality of legs, and stores a force sensor provided in each of the legs in a predetermined space in which the force sensor provided in each of the legs is in a non-contact state; and an initialization execution unit that performs initialization of the force sensor provided in each of the legs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2018
    Publication date: April 2, 2020
    Inventors: ATSUSHI SAKAMOTO, YASUNORI KAWANAMI, MASAYA KINOSHITA
  • Patent number: 10602068
    Abstract: There is provided a control device including an image display unit configured to acquire, from a flying body, an image captured by an imaging device provided in the flying body and to display the image, and a flight instruction generation unit configured to generate a flight instruction for the flying body based on content of an operation performed with respect to the image captured by the imaging device and displayed by the image display unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Kohtaro Sabe, Yasunori Kawanami, Kenta Kawamoto, Tsutomu Sawada, Satoru Shimizu, Peter Duerr, Yuki Yamamoto
  • Publication number: 20200045233
    Abstract: There is provided a control device including an image display unit configured to acquire, from a flying body, an image captured by an imaging device provided in the flying body and to display the image, and a flight instruction generation unit configured to generate a flight instruction for the flying body based on content of an operation performed with respect to the image captured by the imaging device and displayed by the image display unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2019
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Kohtaro SABE, Yasunori KAWANAMI, Kenta KAWAMOTO, Tsutomu SAWADA, Satoru SHIMIZU, Peter DUERR, Yuki YAMAMOTO
  • Publication number: 20200036901
    Abstract: There is provided a control device including an image display unit configured to acquire, from a flying body, an image captured by an imaging device provided in the flying body and to display the, image, and a flight instruction generation unit configured to generate a flight instruction for the flying body based on content of an operation performed with respect to the image captured by the imaging device and displayed by the image display unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2019
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Kohtaro Sabe, Yasunori Kawanami, Kenta Kawamoto, Tsutomu Sawada, Satoru Shimizu, Peter Duerr, Yuki Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10536057
    Abstract: A motor is provided to reduce a size of a device more effectively. The motor includes a stator, a rotor that is provided to oppose the stator via a clearance, and an encoder that detects a rotation state of the rotor. A hollow space is provided at an inner peripheral side in comparison with the stator and the rotor, and at least a part of the encoder is disposed in the hollow space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yasunori Kawanami, Kenichiro Nagasaka, Takashi Kito
  • Patent number: 10469757
    Abstract: There is provided a control device including an image display unit configured to acquire, from a flying body, an image captured by an imaging device provided in the flying body and to display the image, and a flight instruction generation unit configured to generate a flight instruction for the flying body based on content of an operation performed with respect to the image captured by the imaging device and displayed by the image display unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Kohtaro Sabe, Yasunori Kawanami, Kenta Kawamoto, Tsutomu Sawada, Satoru Shimizu, Peter Duerr, Yuki Yamamoto
  • Publication number: 20190293156
    Abstract: [Object] To propose a novel and improved support apparatus in which the apparatus can be miniaturized more effectively, while also minimizing limitations on the attitude of the apparatus. [Solution] Provided is a support apparatus including: a drive motor, a link mechanism that, by transmitting motive power output from the drive motor, is extendable and contractable in response to the motive power, and a pair of rotating bodies that act as a variable speed mechanism that outputs the motive power to the link mechanism by a reduction ratio according to an attitude of the link mechanism. At least part of the link mechanism forms a trapezoidal link mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2017
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Inventors: YASUNORI KAWANAMI, KENICHIRO NAGASAKA, KAZUO HONGO
  • Publication number: 20190037141
    Abstract: There is provided a control device including an image display unit configured to acquire, from a flying body, an image captured by an imaging device provided in the flying body and to display the image, and a flight instruction generation unit configured to generate a flight instruction for the flying body based on content of an operation performed with respect to the image captured by the imaging device and displayed by the image display unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2018
    Publication date: January 31, 2019
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kohtaro SABE, Yasunori KAWANAMI, Kenta KAWAMOTO, Tsutomu SAWADA, Satoru SHIMIZU, Peter DUERR, Yuki YAMAMOTO
  • Publication number: 20190009409
    Abstract: A robot apparatus includes: a grasping section configured to grasp an object; a recognition section configured to recognize a graspable part and a handing-over area part of the object; a grasp planning section configured to plan a path of the grasping section for handing over the object to a recipient by the handing-over area part; and a grasp control section configured to control grasp operation of the object by the grasping section in accordance with the planned path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2018
    Publication date: January 10, 2019
    Inventors: YASUNORI KAWANAMI, TOSHIMITSU TSUBOI, TSUTOMU SAWADA, MASAKUNI NAGANO, AKINORI KAMODA
  • Publication number: 20180368931
    Abstract: A grip force sensation feedback device including a first rotary member that has an outer peripheral surface including a part of a first virtual conical surface, the first rotary member being rotated around a first cone axis; a second rotary member that has an opposed surface which includes a part of a second virtual conical surface and which is opposed to the outer peripheral surface of the first rotary member, the second rotary member being rotated around a second cone axis; a wire that has both end portions connected to the second rotary member and that has a central portion wound around the first rotary member; and a driving portion that provides a force sensation feedback to a finger of a user in contact with the second rotary member by rotating the first rotary member and thereby causing a rotation of the second rotary member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2016
    Publication date: December 27, 2018
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuo HONGO, Hiroyuki SUZUKI, Yasunori KAWANAMI
  • Publication number: 20180358870
    Abstract: [Object] To reduce a size of a device more effectively. [Solution] Provided is a motor including: a stator; a rotor that is provided to oppose the stator via a clearance; and an encoder that is capable of detecting a rotation state of the rotor. A hollow space is provided at an inner peripheral side in comparison with the stator and the rotor, and at least a part of the encoder is disposed in the hollow space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2017
    Publication date: December 13, 2018
    Inventors: Yasunori KAWANAMI, Kenichiro Nagasaka, Takashi Kito
  • Patent number: 10104297
    Abstract: There is provided a control device including an image display unit configured to acquire, from a flying body, an image captured by an imaging device provided in the flying body and to display the image, and a flight instruction generation unit configured to generate a flight instruction for the flying body based on content of an operation performed with respect to the image captured by the imaging device and displayed by the image display unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kohtaro Sabe, Yasunori Kawanami, Kenta Kawamoto, Tsutomu Sawada, Satoru Shimizu, Peter Duerr, Yuki Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10093020
    Abstract: A robot apparatus includes: a grasping section configured to grasp an object; a recognition section configured to recognize a graspable part and a handing-over area part of the object; a grasp planning section configured to plan a path of the grasping section for handing over the object to a recipient by the handing-over area part; and a grasp control section configured to control grasp operation of the object by the grasping section in accordance with the planned path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yasunori Kawanami, Toshimitsu Tsuboi, Tsutomu Sawada, Masakuni Nagano, Akinori Kamoda
  • Publication number: 20170324907
    Abstract: There is provided a control device including an image display unit configured to acquire, from a flying body, an image captured by an imaging device provided in the flying body and to display the image, and a flight instruction generation unit configured to generate a flight instruction for the flying body based on content of an operation performed with respect to the image captured by the imaging device and displayed by the image display unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2017
    Publication date: November 9, 2017
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kohtaro SABE, Yasunori KAWANAMI, Kenta KAWAMOTO, Tsutomu SAWADA, Satoru SHIMIZU, Peter DUERR, Yuki YAMAMOTO
  • Patent number: 9749540
    Abstract: There is provided a control device including an image display unit configured to acquire, from a flying body, an image captured by an imaging device provided in the flying body and to display the image, and a flight instruction generation unit configured to generate a flight instruction for the flying body based on content of an operation performed with respect to the image captured by the imaging device and displayed by the image display unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kohtaro Sabe, Yasunori Kawanami, Kenta Kawamoto, Tsutomu Sawada, Satoru Shimizu, Peter Duerr, Yuki Yamamoto