Patents by Inventor Yasushi Tsuruta

Yasushi Tsuruta 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: 20210271358
    Abstract: To achieve an apparatus and a method for executing, in parallel without delay, pieces of processing for corresponding instructions from a plurality of users to an information processing apparatus. A user-associated instruction analysis unit that generates, for every instruction from a plurality of users to an information processing apparatus, user-associated instruction information associated with the users who have given the corresponding instructions, and a processing execution unit that executes in parallel a plurality of pieces of processing for the corresponding users' instructions on the basis of the user-associated instruction information are included. In a case where the instructions from the plurality of users to the information processing apparatus are instructions to move a pointer in different directions, the processing execution unit executes processing of splitting the pointer and moving a plurality of the pointers in the directions instructed by the corresponding users.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2019
    Publication date: September 2, 2021
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Yasushi Tsuruta
  • Publication number: 20210151030
    Abstract: [Problem] More effective information is gathered efficiently for the correction of device behavior. [Solution] Provided is an information processing device that includes an output control unit that controls, on the basis of a gathered operation history of a device, an output of a reproduced scene pertaining to a behavior which the device has executed on the basis of context information; and a communication unit that receives feedback input by a judge regarding the reproduced scene thus output. Further provided is an information processing device that comprises a communication unit that receives information on a reproduced scene pertaining to a behavior which the device has executed on the basis of context information; and a playback unit that plays back the reproduced scene, wherein the communication unit transmits feedback input by a judge regarding the reproduced scene.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2018
    Publication date: May 20, 2021
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Junki OHMURA, Hiroaki OGAWA, Kana NISHIKAWA, Keisuke TOUYAMA, Shinobu KURIYA, Yasushi TSURUTA
  • Publication number: 20200293563
    Abstract: The present technology relates to an information processor and an information processing method that enable an improvement in a quality of an interactive system. An information processor is provided that includes a generating section that generates a question directed to obtaining high-order information on the basis of first-order information that is primary information, the high-order information being higher in order than the first-order information and corresponding to an answer from a user. This makes it possible to obtain information higher in order than the primary information. Such an information processor enables an improvement in the quality of the interactive system. The present technology is, for example, applicable to a voice interactive system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2018
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Inventors: YASUSHI TSURUTA, HIROAKI OGAWA, KEISUKE TOUYAMA, SHINOBU KURIYA, KANA NISHIKAWA, JUNKI OHMURA
  • Patent number: 10769737
    Abstract: [Object] To provide an information processing device, an information processing method, and a program capable of providing property transactions with a higher degree of satisfaction by generating certain property information using a happiness score based on user information. [Solution] The information processing device includes: a computation unit that computes a happiness score on a basis of sensed user information; and a generation unit that generates certain property information using the computed happiness score.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yasushi Tsuruta
  • Publication number: 20200228445
    Abstract: The present technology relates to an information processor, an information processing method, and a program that are able to convey information with a higher reliability. An information processor according to an aspect of the present technology generates a conveyance route as a route to a node of a conveyance destination, the conveyance route including, as transit nodes, a node of a device and a node of a person, and outputs information that indicates a conveyance content along the conveyance route. The present technology is applicable to an agent apparatus that assists an action of a user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2018
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Inventors: KANA NISHIKAWA, JUNKI OHMURA, HIROAKI OGAWA, KEISUKE TOUYAMA, YASUSHI TSURUTA, SHINOBU KURIYA
  • Publication number: 20200152191
    Abstract: The present technology relates to an information processor and an information processing method that enable presentation of a response to a user with an appropriate amount of information in a voice interaction system. Provision of an information processor including a processing unit that adjusts an amount of information in a response with respect to desired information of a user, in accordance with a certainty factor of the user himself/herself that is estimated for the desired information makes it is possible to present the response to the user with the appropriate amount of information in the voice interaction system. The present technology is applicable to a voice interaction system, for example.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2018
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Inventors: KEISUKE TOUYAMA, JUNKI OHMURA, HIROAKI OGAWA, KANA NISHIKAWA, SHINOBU KURIYA, YASUSHI TSURUTA
  • Publication number: 20200151765
    Abstract: [Problem] There are proposed an information processing device, an information processing method and a program which can adaptively control outputting of an advertisement message for virtual agent's virtual use of one or more products. [Solution] An information processing device includes: an information acquisition unit which acquires advertisement information selected based on information related to virtual agent's virtual use of one or more products; and an output control unit which controls outputting of an advertisement message including the information which is determined based on an attribute of the advertisement information and a character setting of the virtual agent, and is related to the virtual agent's virtual use of the product associated with the advertisement information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2018
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Inventors: HIROAKI OGAWA, KANA NISHIKAWA, JUNKI OHMURA, KEISUKE TOUYAMA, YASUSHI TSURUTA, SHINOBU KURIYA
  • Publication number: 20200105265
    Abstract: The present technology relates to an information processor, an information processing method, and a program that allow information to be presented using a character that allows a user to feel attached. An information processor of the present technology acquires a context, and selects, on the basis of the context, a predetermined character to be used for presenting information to the user from among a plurality of characters for which attributes defining different features are set. The attribute set for the selected predetermined character is merged with the attribute set for the main character, and information is presented to the user using the main character having a feature defined by the merged attribute. The present technology can be applied to an agent device operated by a voice UI.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2018
    Publication date: April 2, 2020
    Inventors: SHINOBU KURIYA, YASUSHI TSURUTA, KANA NISHIKAWA, HIROAKI OGAWA, JUNKI OHMURA, KEISUKE TOUYAMA
  • Patent number: 10292639
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing device including: a sleep environment controlling unit configured to, when exerting control of, on the basis of a result of forecast of a transition of a depth of sleep of a user at least in a period from a first time to a second time, a sleeping environment of the user such that the depth of sleep at the second time falls below a first depth-of-sleep threshold value estimated as an upper limit of a first depth-of-sleep region in which the user is likely to awake, decide a temporal pattern of the control in the period from the first time to the second time in accordance with a temporal pattern of the transition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yasushi Tsuruta
  • Patent number: 10038933
    Abstract: Disclosed is an information providing system for providing information on content recording. The system includes: a network communicating unit for communication via a network; and an information distributing unit for distributing the information on content recording via the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: Saturn Licensing LLC
    Inventors: Satoshi Otsuka, Katsuro Matsuzaki, Yasushi Tsuruta, Kumiko Tokita
  • Publication number: 20180082387
    Abstract: [Object] To provide an information processing device, an information processing method, and a program capable of providing property transactions with a higher degree of satisfaction by generating certain property information using a happiness score based on user information. [Solution] The information processing device includes: a computation unit that computes a happiness score on a basis of sensed user information; and a generation unit that generates certain property information using the computed happiness score.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2016
    Publication date: March 22, 2018
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yasushi TSURUTA
  • Publication number: 20180020971
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing device including: a sleep environment controlling unit configured to, when exerting control of, on the basis of a result of forecast of a transition of a depth of sleep of a user at least in a period from a first time to a second time, a sleeping environment of the user such that the depth of sleep at the second time falls below a first depth-of-sleep threshold value estimated as an upper limit of a first depth-of-sleep region in which the user is likely to awake, decide a temporal pattern of the control in the period from the first time to the second time in accordance with a temporal pattern of the transition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2015
    Publication date: January 25, 2018
    Inventor: YASUSHI TSURUTA
  • Publication number: 20170163704
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an information processing device which can enhance using efficiency of commercial pictures. In a service server 3, meta-data added with a CM mark necessary to extract commercial pictures (CM) which are broadcasted while contained in a content are generated, and registered in a meta-data data base 302. The meta-data are transmitted to a reception terminal 2, and registered in a meta-data data base 204. When receiving a broadcast content, the reception terminal 2 extracts a content added with CM mark as CM, and registered into a CM data base 202 on the basis of meta-data registered in the meta-data data base 204. The present invention is applicable to a server for distributing commercial pictures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2017
    Publication date: June 8, 2017
    Applicant: Saturn Licensing LLC
    Inventors: Tomoyuki Yamamoto, Kensuke Ohnuma, Yasushi Tsuruta
  • Patent number: 9414117
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes an acquiring unit adapted to acquire preference information representing a user's preference based on an operation given by the user regarding content; a selecting unit adapted to select content and to designate the selected content as an object for copying; and a copying unit adapted to copy the selected content to another information processing apparatus. Further, if the object for copying is copied by the copying unit, the acquiring unit updates the preference information associated with the content of the copied object for copying.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Hideki Asazu, Takefumi Kitayama, Takehisa Souraku, Yasushi Tsuruta
  • Publication number: 20140233921
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes an acquiring unit adapted to acquire preference information representing a user's preference based on an operation given by the user regarding content; a selecting unit adapted to select content and to designate the selected content as an object for copying; and a copying unit adapted to copy the selected content to another information processing apparatus. Further, if the object for copying is copied by the copying unit, the acquiring unit updates the preference information associated with the content of the copied object for copying.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2014
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Hideki Asazu, Takefumi Kitayama, Takehisa Souraku, Yasushi Tsuruta
  • Patent number: 8509602
    Abstract: A recording control apparatus for controlling the recording of content of broadcast programs includes the following elements. An acquisition unit acquires electronic program guide data concerning the broadcast programs. A detector detects the title of a broadcast program from reserve-recording data indicating a recording reservation of the broadcast program. A calculator calculates the similarity between the title of the broadcast program detected by the detector and the title of the broadcast program indicated in the electronic program guide data acquired by the acquisition unit. A changing unit changes the reserve-recording data by using the electronic program guide data on the basis of the similarity calculated by the calculator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Junya Ohde, Hideki Asazu, Takehisa Souraku, Yasushi Tsuruta, Hiroyuki Ozawa, Toshiyuki Katsumoto, Wei Sun
  • Patent number: 8401373
    Abstract: A broadcast program reservation apparatus is disclosed. The broadcast program reservation apparatus may include a reception unit, a reservation unit, and a determination unit. The reception unit may receive a broadcast program and electronic program information. The reservation unit may execute a reserve-recording process of recording the program based on the electronic program information which has been received. The determination unit may determine whether or not a reservation candidate program as a candidate of the program is caused to be reserve-recorded by the reservation unit corresponding to a plurality of broadcast patterns of the program in a predetermined time period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2013
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Takefumi Kitayama, Hideki Asazu, Takehisa Souraku, Yasushi Tsuruta
  • Patent number: 8381247
    Abstract: A schedule-table presenting apparatus including: a schedule acquisition section configured to acquire a schedule including the broadcasting start time and a descriptive text describing each of the events; a schedule-table generation section configured to assign a specific one of the events to a first program frame and assign a plurality of events other than the specific event to a second program frame in order to generate a schedule table including the first program frame allocated to the specific event as a frame showing the broadcasting start time of the specific event as well as the descriptive text describing the specific event and the second program frame allocated to the other events as a frame showing the broadcasting start time of each of the other events; and a display control section configured to display the schedule table generated by the schedule-table generation section on a display section determined in advance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Koji Matsuura, Yasushi Tsuruta, Masatoshi Ohta, Hideki Asazu
  • Publication number: 20120087633
    Abstract: Information relating to program contents is distributed in accordance with scheduled times. Program information formed of multiple items that are assigned a relevance ratio with respect to a program are managed. Programs related to a base program are searched for each of the items based on the relevance ratio with respect to the base program. A search result of the related programs is arranged in order of items having a decreasing relevance ratio with respect to the base program to create a base program related information page.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2011
    Publication date: April 12, 2012
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tatsuya Narahara, Tomoyuki Yamamoto, Kazuhito Sumiyoshi, Hideki Asazu, Toyohiko Shibata, Yasushi Tsuruta, Junya Ohde, Nobuyuki Fujiwara
  • Patent number: 8042136
    Abstract: Information about each of broadcast programs is subdivided into multiple items including program attributes and the other program association schemes for management. To each item, a relevance ratio with respect to a program is assigned. For example, the next broadcast schedule has the highest relevance ratio with respect to the program, the relevance ratio with respect to the program is high in order of cast, titles, and genre, and so on. Then, a database search is done for programs related to the base program for each item, the search results are arranged in order of decreasing relevance ratio with respect to the base program, and a base program related information page is created. Without deadening a user's interest inspired by watching a program, information related to the program being watched is given, and a user can be guided smoothly to the next preselected recording operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2011
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Tatsuya Narahara, Tomoyuki Yamamoto, Kazuhito Sumiyoshi, Hideki Asazu, Toyohiko Shibata, Yasushi Tsuruta, Junya Ohde, Nobuyuki Fujiwara