Patents by Inventor Yoshiaki Shibata

Yoshiaki Shibata 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: 8161086
    Abstract: There is provided a recording device for generating and coding metadata, the recording device including a metadata describing part for describing the metadata; and a coding part for coding the metadata described in the metadata describing part in a binary format, and generating coded data; wherein the metadata describing part describes alternative information for embedding alternative data to the coded data when data is not present for a non-essential item in the metadata; and the coding part performs coding with the alternative data embedded when the alternative information is described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Tetsuya Narita, Yoshiaki Shibata, Minoru Kawahara
  • Publication number: 20120087640
    Abstract: Provided is an information processing apparatus including: a receiving unit which receives event information capable of specifying a type of an event; a template acquiring unit which acquires a template of the event of the type specified by the event information received by the receiving unit as a template which becomes a source of an editing list of a plurality of scenes; an editing list creating unit which creates the editing list of the plurality of scenes based on the template acquired by the template acquiring unit; and a digest creating unit which creates data of the plurality of scenes included in the editing list created by the editing list creating unit from one or more photographed materials acquired from another information processing apparatus and creates a digest by combining the created data of the plurality of scenes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2011
    Publication date: April 12, 2012
    Inventors: Yusuke KITAMURA, Tsuyoshi Kawabe, Yoshiaki Shibata
  • Patent number: 8154609
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus and method is disclosed wherein setting data to be used in image pickup can be set precisely to perform desired image pickup. The information processing apparatus may include a recording control section configured to control recording of image data obtained by image pickup and setting data used in the image pickup, and a reproduction section configured to reproduce the setting data. The information processing apparatus may further include an acceptance section configured to accept a variation amount to a value corresponding to the setting data inputted by a user, and a variation section configured to vary the setting data reproduced by the reproduction section based on the variation amount accepted by the acceptance section. The recording control section may control recording of the setting data varied by the variation section. The invention can be applied typically to a personal computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Mitsutoshi Shinkai, Hiroaki Deguchi, Junzo Tokunaka, Yoshiaki Shibata, Fumihiro Nagasawa
  • Patent number: 8126308
    Abstract: A video signal processing apparatus capable of flexibly handling metadata having various notation formats is provided. The video signal processing apparatus has metadata notation format identification block for identifying a metadata notation format written in a predetermined language; a conversion table selection block for selecting a conversion table corresponding to the identified metadata notation format from among one or more conversion tables prepared in advance; a metadata notation format conversion block for converting the metadata notation format into a notation format compatible with the video signal processing apparatus on the basis of the selected conversion table; and a metadata application processing block for controlling the processing associated with video signals on the basis of the metadata whose notation format has been converted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Shibata, Mitsutoshi Shinkai
  • Patent number: 8082366
    Abstract: A transmitter-receiver system, an information processing apparatus an information processing method and a program are provided. A transmitter-receiver system includes: a transmitting apparatus configured to transmit an edited result obtained by editing data in a plurality of files; and a receiving apparatus configured to receive the edited result from the transmitting apparatus, wherein the transmitting apparatus includes: a storage unit configured to store the files and editing information about the edited result; an acquiring unit configured to acquire the editing information from the storage unit; a read unit configured to read data in the files based on acquired editing information; a creating unit configured to create a single file as an edited result from read data; a transmitting unit configured to transmit the edited result to the receiving apparatus, and the receiving apparatus includes: a receiving unit configured to receive the edited result from the edited result transmitting unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2011
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Mitsutoshi Shinkai, Yoshiaki Shibata
  • Patent number: 8059167
    Abstract: A shooting apparatus includes a shooting section that shoots a subject, an acquiring section that acquires sound of surroundings, and an assigning section that assigns an electronic mark indicating a characteristic feature of the sound to a position in the image with sound corresponding to the sound, in each of a case when a level of the sound has become equal to a first threshold or more for a first period of time or more, and a case when, thereafter, the level of the sound has become less than a second threshold for a second period of time or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2011
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Mitsutoshi Shinkai, Yoshiaki Shibata
  • Patent number: 8046341
    Abstract: A system and method to protect uniquely extended metadata by others, while maintaining compatibility of metadata. An information processing apparatus determines if items included in entered metadata are defined in advance, and reproduces only items that are included in the metadata and determined as defined in advance, and rewrites or transfers the entered metadata when the metadata is rewritten or transferred.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2011
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Mitsutoshi Shinkai, Yoshiaki Shibata
  • Patent number: 7953718
    Abstract: A UMID extracting/embedding unit 10 extracts UMID data embedded in material data. A CPU 11 updates a generation indicated by generation data in the extracted UMID data to generate new generation data when processing accompanied by a deterioration of quality is applied to the material data such as recording to a database 8. The UMID extracting/embedding unit 10 embeds the new generation data in the material data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2011
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Shibata, Takumi Yoshida, Katsumi Tahara
  • Patent number: 7895248
    Abstract: A clip without UMID is transmitted to a disc drive from an editing device. The disc drive generates the UMID and NRT with respect to the transmitted clip, and stores the UMID in association with the NRT. The editing device edits the NRT, and transmits the NRT that is edition results to the disc drive. The disc drive overwrites the NRT that has been transmitted from the editing device on the generated NRT, and stores the NRT in association with the clip with the UMID. The present invention can be applied to a disc recording and reproducing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2011
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Shibata, Mitsutoshi Shinkai, Nobuhiro Kotaka
  • Patent number: 7881587
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a playback apparatus, a playback method, and a program for the same that increase the level of convenience of a recording medium and thereby, for example, enable a user to perform playback control processing and the like more easily. An information acquisition unit 353 in a playback control unit 334 allows a holding unit 354 to hold an acquired an Linear Time Code (LTC) change point table 361. An input acceptance processing unit 352 supplies an accepted cue-up instruction to a cue-up processing unit 355. The cue-up processing unit 355 identifies the File Time Code (FTC) of a frame to be cued up, referring to the LTC change point table 361 held in the holding unit 354, and supplies this information to a control unit 351. Based on the information, the control unit 351 creates cue-up command information and supplies it through a command processing unit 356 to a disk recording/playback apparatus which displays a frame image of a frame to be cued up onto a monitor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2011
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Mitsutoshi Shinkai, Takayoshi Kawamura, Nobuhiro Kotaka, Yoshiaki Shibata
  • Patent number: 7876647
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an information processing apparatus and method, a program, and a recording medium that facilitate, for example, identification of information recorded on an recording medium. In a disc formatting process 211, a disc-metadata-file creating unit 181 creates a disc-metadata file including various types of label information, using a PROAV-ID copying unit 192 and a representative-image setting unit 194. Furthermore, in a disc-metadata updating process 212, a disc-metadata-file managing unit 182 updates the disc-metadata file, for example, using the representative-image setting unit 194. A disc-metadata-file recording controller 183 executes a process of comparing PROAV IDs using a PROAV-ID comparing unit 193, and records the disc-metadata file on a disc 132 when the PROAV IDs match. The present invention can be applied to an editing apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2011
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Mitsutoshi Shinkai, Masaki Hirose, Yoshiaki Shibata
  • Patent number: 7873262
    Abstract: An optical disk device 4 for acquiring a file path to an AV file data corresponding to a designated data UMID in an optical disk, based on management data MD read out from the optical disk, in response to a request REQ from a computer 3 and further accessing AV file data recorded at a physical address acquired based on the file path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2011
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Shibata, Mitsutoshi Shinkai
  • Patent number: 7853122
    Abstract: The present invention is relative with a reproducing apparatus and a receiving apparatus for affording the impression or evaluation in line with the intention of a content supplier to the audience. The reproducing apparatus reproduces an optical disc (1) in which the contents and the estimated evaluation values are recorded at the outset. The estimated evaluation values recorded on the optical disc (1) have been set by the content supplier based on estimated impression or evaluation by the audience on the content. As the reproducing apparatus reproduces the content, the apparatus measures the reaction of the audience by a reaction value inputting unit (61), calculates the impression or evaluation by the audience for the content by a recognition evaluation value calculating unit (63) and compares the recognized evaluation values to the estimated evaluation values read out from the optical disc (1) in a control evaluation value calculating unit (53).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2010
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Masatoshi Miura, Yasushi Takahashi, Mikio Kamada, Yoshiaki Shibata, Hitoshi Kimura
  • Patent number: 7834916
    Abstract: A video content edition support system that includes an imaging device used to record captured video content data to a recording medium An editor's terminal unit displays video content data transmitted from the imaging device and a network connects the imaging device and the editor's terminal unit to each other. The video content edition support system further includes a recorder to describe electronic mark data related to the video content data in the video content data, an electronic mark list generator to generate electronic mark list data including header information on the video content data, and an edition unit to edit the video content data on the basis of the electronic mark list data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2010
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Shibata, Ryosuke Hayashi, Hiroshi Kajita, Takumi Yoshida
  • Patent number: 7733381
    Abstract: An image sensing apparatus and method utilizing an image sensor, an auto white balance adjustment section, a change point detection section, and an electronic mark data generation section. The image sensor senses an image of an object and outputs an image signal corresponding to the image of the object. The auto white balance adjustment section automatically adjusts white balance of the image signal corresponding to a change of the image signal. The change point detection section detects a change point of the white balance corresponding to at least an adjustment value of the white balance while the image sensor is sensing the image of the object. The electronic mark data generation section generates electronic mark data for adjusted white balance based on time information of the change point detected by the change point detection section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2010
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Mitsutoshi Shinkai, Hiroaki Deguchi, Yoshiaki Shibata
  • Patent number: 7680393
    Abstract: A content editing assistance system includes a mark generator for generating electronic mark data relating to content data; a take-metadata generator for generating a take-metadata file based on the electronic mark data generated for each take; a manager for managing the content data and the take-metadata file relating to the content data as separate files; a list generator for generating electronic-mark-list data based on the take-metadata file; and an editor for editing the electronic-mark-list data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2010
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Mitsutoshi Shinkai, Yoshiaki Shibata
  • Patent number: 7657538
    Abstract: A server apparatus for providing content data includes a generator configured to generate second management data based on first management data, the first management data managing first identification data for identifying the content data locally within the server apparatus, the second management data managing second identification data for identifying the content data globally outside the server apparatus, and an output unit configured to output the second management data generated by the generator to an external apparatus that uses the content data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2010
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Shibata, Takayoshi Kawamura
  • Patent number: 7636738
    Abstract: A file management apparatus that includes a table management section, a file name display control section, a file access control section, and a mode switching section. The mode switching section switches an operating mode between an arbitrary file name mode and a standard file name mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2009
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Shibata, Hisao Tanaka, Takayoshi Kawamura
  • Patent number: 7636721
    Abstract: A picture program production assistance system comprises a project-making device for creating program meta data, and a processing device for obtaining the program meta data created by the project-making device, creating take meta data for each take, and correlating content data relating to the take and the take meta data with the cut within the program meta data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2009
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Mitsutoshi Shinkai, Yoshiaki Shibata
  • Publication number: 20090226149
    Abstract: A recording apparatus is provided. The recording apparatus divides a material including video and/or audio information and records divided materials onto a plurality of recording media. The recording apparatus includes a control unit configured to divide the material into a plurality of divided materials and to prepare, for each of the divided materials, reproduction procedure information including recording information for the divided materials; an interface configured to attach the plurality of recording media; and a recording device configured to record the divided materials and the reproduction procedure information including recording information for the divided materials onto separate recording media for the respective divided materials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2007
    Publication date: September 10, 2009
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Shibata, Minoru Kawahara, Yuuichi Motomura