Patents by Inventor Yasutaka Fukumoto

Yasutaka Fukumoto 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: 20210141443
    Abstract: There is provided a program, an information processor, and an information processing method that make it possible to obtain position information for sites of a body with higher accuracy. The program causes a computer to implement a correction function of referencing a first output obtained by performing a first process on sensor data acquired by two or more motion sensors attached to two or more sites of a body and a second output obtained by performing a second process on the sensor data, and correcting position information for attachment sites to which the motion sensors are attached.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2019
    Publication date: May 13, 2021
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yasutaka FUKUMOTO, Keita MOCHIZUKI
  • Publication number: 20200388190
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing apparatus, an information processing method, and a program, suitable for appropriately recognizing rhythm of motion of a user. The information processing apparatus includes a motion rhythm recognizing unit configured to recognize motion rhythm indicating rhythm of motion of a user on the basis of detection data detected by a sensor apparatus at one or more detection positions including at least one portion on a body trunk of the user, the detection data indicating motion of the detection positions. The present technology can be applied, for example, to a production system that produces performance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2018
    Publication date: December 10, 2020
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Keita MOCHIZUKI, Yasutaka FUKUMOTO
  • Publication number: 20200388052
    Abstract: An information processing device, an information processing method, and a program are provided. The information processing device includes a virtual object control unit that generates a control parameter that controls display of a first virtual object corresponding to a first real object and a second virtual object corresponding to a second real object on the basis of first posture information indicating a posture of the first real object and second posture information indicating a posture of the second real object, and a determination unit that makes a determination related to contact between the first virtual object and the second virtual object. The virtual object control unit generates the control parameter on the further basis of a result of the determination.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2018
    Publication date: December 10, 2020
    Inventors: NAOFUMI FUKASAWA, YASUTAKA FUKUMOTO, YOSHITAKA SUGA, TAKAHIRO TSUJII, NORIYUKI SUZUKI, YU TANAKA
  • Patent number: 10740057
    Abstract: An information processing device according to the present technology includes an action recognition unit that recognizes an operation action of a user based on sensor information, and an action representation generation unit that analyzes operation action data showing the operation action of the user recognized by the action recognition unit to generate an action segment represented by a meaning and content of the operation action from the operation action data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Masatomo Kurata, Masanori Katsu, Takashi Ogata, Yasutaka Fukumoto
  • Publication number: 20200222759
    Abstract: The present technology relates to an information processing apparatus, information processing method, and program that make it possible to encourage a user to consume energy. The information processing apparatus includes a presentation control unit that controls presentation of energy consumption of a user in a time period from detection of a first trigger to detection of a second trigger. The first trigger causes energy consumption to be presented. The second trigger causes energy consumption to be presented. The present technology is applicable, for example, to a mobile information terminal such as a wearable device or a smartphone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2018
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Inventors: MASANORI KATSU, YASUTAKA FUKUMOTO, KIMINOBU NISHIMURA
  • Patent number: 10565510
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing apparatus including: a sensor data generator sensing a user behavior and generating sensor data corresponding to the user behavior; a behavior recognizing unit performing a predetermined threshold value process on the sensor data to recognize the behavior exhibited by the user and generating behavior information that is information indicating the behavior exhibited by the user; a behavior manager managing the behavior information generated by the behavior recognizing unit in correspondence with the time point at which the behavior corresponding to the behavior information is exhibited; and a behavior information post-processing unit performing a predetermined post-process on the behavior information managed by the behavior manager, wherein the behavior recognizing unit further includes a plurality of behavior determination units specified to specific behaviors exhibited by the user and generates the behavior information based on the determination results of the plur
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yasutaka Fukumoto, Makoto Murata, Masatomo Kurata, Masanori Katsu
  • Patent number: 10469416
    Abstract: An information processing device including a receiving unit that receives predetermined information from a first information terminal possessed by a first user and a second information terminal possessed by a second user, an action recognition unit that recognizes an action of the first user on the basis of the predetermined information received from the first information terminal, and an information transmitting unit that transmits, on the basis of the recognized action of the first user, information for determining whether or not the second information terminal possessed by the second user is to acquire the predetermined information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takashi Ogata, Hideyuki Ono, Yasutaka Fukumoto, Masanori Katsu
  • Publication number: 20180364787
    Abstract: [Object] To make it possible to reduce the amount of power consumption of an information processing device or a sensor more. [Solution] Provided is the information processing device including: an acquisition unit configured to acquire sensing data; and a mode changing unit configured to change a mode on a basis of the sensing data. The acquisition unit changes sensing data to be acquired on a basis of a change of the mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Inventor: YASUTAKA FUKUMOTO
  • Publication number: 20180313676
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing apparatus, an information processing method, and a program that each enable a user to recognize that precision of a sensor and precision of a processing result are degraded. A sensor; a processing unit that performs processing using data from the sensor; a determination unit that determines whether or not precision of the sensor has been degraded; and a notification unit that notifies a user that the precision of the sensor has been degraded in a case in which it is determined that the precision of the sensor has been degraded are included. The processing unit executes processing based on a predetermined application. The application is an application that performs action recognition of the user. The determination unit determines whether or not precision of a result of the action recognition based on the application has been degraded due to the precision of the sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2017
    Publication date: November 1, 2018
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masato KIMISHIMA, Yasutaka FUKUMOTO
  • Patent number: 10016165
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus may include a processor to acquire information associated with behavior of a user and information associated with satisfaction degree of the user, and to analyze an association between the information associated with behavior and the information associated with satisfaction degree.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Takehiro Hagiwara, Naoki Kamimaeda, Masanori Miyahara, Yasutaka Fukumoto, Masatomo Kurata
  • Publication number: 20180040317
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing device including: a communication determination unit configured to determine, on the basis of a feature value extracted from speech data including at least a sound of speech of a user, whether communication occurs between users including the user, the feature value indicating an interaction between the users.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2016
    Publication date: February 8, 2018
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Keita MOCHIZUKI, Yasutaka FUKUMOTO
  • Patent number: 9864040
    Abstract: Systems and methods for correcting a location of a terminal are provided. In various aspects, a processor in a position correction apparatus may associate a reference position with the terminal, and determine a range for the terminal based on the reference position. The processor may also associate a second position with the terminal, and determine if the second position associated with the terminal is outside the determined range for the terminal based on the reference position. Upon a determination that indicates that the second position is outside the determined range, the processor may correct the second position to a corrected position associated with the terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Masanori Katsu, Masatomo Kurata, Takashi Ogata, Yasutaka Fukumoto, Tomoharu Ohsumi
  • Patent number: 9783225
    Abstract: An electric power steering device includes a restricting portion that is provided on at least one of surfaces of a housing and a worm wheel, the surfaces facing each other. The restricting portion is configured to restrict movement of the worm wheel to maintain a meshing relationship between a worm and the worm wheel that allows torque transmission between the worm and the worm wheel, when fixing of the worm wheel to an output shaft of a power assist actuator in an axial direction of the output shaft is released and the worm wheel is moved in the axial direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignees: JTEKT CORPORATION, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hiroaki Suzuki, Shingo Ougita, Tatsuya Kawai, Toshinobu Maeda, Naohiro Sato, Yasutaka Fukumoto
  • Patent number: 9707991
    Abstract: A telescopic shaft includes: an inner shaft where a pair of recessed grooves that face each other in a direction perpendicular to an axis and extend in an axial direction are formed; an outer shaft where a pair of recessed grooves that face each other in the direction perpendicular to the axis and extend in the axial direction are formed; a plurality of rolling bodies that are disposed between each of the recessed grooves and the corresponding recessed groove so as to form a line in the axial direction; a pair of stoppers; and a buffer body unit. Each of the stoppers restricts falling of a rolling body at an end portion of the corresponding line from the corresponding recessed groove of the inner shaft. The buffer body unit integrally includes a pair of buffer bodies, and a connection portion that connects the pair of buffer bodies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignees: JTEKT CORPORATION, KOYO MACHINE INDUSTRIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Futoshi Kamimura, Kiyoshi Iwase, Mitsuharu Ozaki, Daiki Yano, Kazuhide Honda, Yasutaka Fukumoto, Osamu Honda, Naoki Fujimoto, Takashi Maeda
  • Patent number: 9638307
    Abstract: An electric power steering device includes a worm which is swingably connected to the rotation shaft of an electric motor through a joint. A first end portion and second end portion of the worm are supported by a first bearing and a second bearing, respectively. A pair of elastic members elastically urge the worm to an axial neutral position. An annular leaf spring which is held by a housing urges the second end portion toward a worm wheel through the second bearing. A synthetic resin member having a sliding contact surface which is in contact with the leaf spring is integrally disposed on the second bearing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: JTEKT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Arata Kikuchi, Hirotsugu Kusano, Yasutaka Fukumoto
  • Publication number: 20170116709
    Abstract: To easily understand the contents of a moving image taken by an image taking apparatus. An image conversion block 150 converts a taken image on the basis of conversion information. A transparency conversion block 160 converts the transparency in the converted taken image. A image synthesis block 170 synthesizes the taken image with the transparency converted with a log image and holds a resultant new log image in an image memory 180. An index image extraction block 190 extracts a new index image from among the converted taken images on the basis of the coordinate position and size of an index image in an image taking space. A selection block 270 selects an index image on the basis of the position of a selected representative image when the position of a panorama image displayed on a display block 292 is selected. A display control block 291 displays a panorama image on the display block 292 and displays the selected index image, overlapped on the panorama image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2017
    Publication date: April 27, 2017
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: QiHong WANG, Yasutaka Fukumoto, Masatomo Kurata, Shingo Tsurumi, Mitsuo Okumura
  • Patent number: 9630645
    Abstract: A telescopic shaft includes an inner shaft, an outer shaft, a plurality of rolling bodies that are disposed between recessed grooves of the inner shaft and the outer shaft and form a line in an axial direction, a stopper, and a buffer body. The stopper restricts falling of the rolling bodies from the recessed groove of the inner shaft. The buffer body is interposed between the stopper and a rolling body at an end portion of the line. An end surface of the buffer body includes an inclined abutment portion that is inclined with respect to a plane perpendicular to an axis of the inner shaft. The abutment portion abuts against the rolling body at the end portion of the line at a stroke end of the inner shaft with respect to the outer shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignees: JTEKT CORPORATION, KOYO MACHINE INDUSTRIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Mitsuharu Ozaki, Daiki Yano, Kazuhide Honda, Yasutaka Fukumoto, Osamu Honda
  • Publication number: 20170024103
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus, method and computer program product determine an object range to be displayed on a display based on a detected user-related action. For the apparatus, a control unit determines content to be displayed within an object range on a map. An action recognition processing unit that detects a user-related action. The control unit determines the content to be displayed within the object range. The object range includes a current position of the information processing apparatus, and a coverage area of the object range is based on the user-related action detected by the action recognition processing unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2016
    Publication date: January 26, 2017
    Applicant: SONY CORPORTION
    Inventor: Yasutaka FUKUMOTO
  • Publication number: 20160371044
    Abstract: An information processing device according to the present technology includes an action recognition unit that recognizes an operation action of a user based on sensor information, and an action representation generation unit that analyzes operation action data showing the operation action of the user recognized by the action recognition unit to generate an action segment represented by a meaning and content of the operation action from the operation action data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2016
    Publication date: December 22, 2016
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Masatomo Kurata, Masanori Katsu, Takashi Ogata, Yasutaka Fukumoto
  • Patent number: 9495939
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus, method and computer program product determine an object range to be displayed on a display based on a detected user-related action. For the apparatus, a control unit determines content to be displayed within an object range on a map. An action recognition processing unit that detects a user-related action. The control unit determines the content to be displayed within the object range. The object range includes a current position of the information processing apparatus, and a coverage area of the object range is based on the user-related action detected by the action recognition processing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yasutaka Fukumoto