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: 7587123
    Abstract: An edit device performs editing based on image data L_IM, generates an edit decision list L_EDL indicating that content and transmits this to a video recording system. In the edit decision list L_EDL, as an instance number of UMID, “FF FF FF” is stored. The video recording system rewrites the instance number IN_N in UMID of the edit decision list L_EDL from “FF FF FF” to “00 00 00” to generate an edit decision list H_EDL.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2009
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Shibata, Mitsutoshi Shinkai
  • Publication number: 20090216810
    Abstract: The present invention provides a file structure analyzing apparatus for analyzing a file including a group of structured data formed into a tree structure by having a plurality of distinct element packets referenced externally, each of the distinct element packets including a unique identifier for identifying the distinct element packet in question and an external referrer for indicating an external reference destination at which to reference externally another distinct element packet using the unique identifier of the latter packet, the file structure analyzing apparatus including: a distinct element packet input section; an external referrer holding section; a unique identifier holding section; and a reference relationship analysis section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2009
    Publication date: August 27, 2009
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshiaki SHIBATA, Nobuhiro KOTAKA
  • Patent number: 7528983
    Abstract: An image processing system includes an information processing apparatus for editing edit text data for processing an image and converting the edit text data into a command for processing the image, and an image processing apparatus for processing the image on the basis of the command. The information processing apparatus includes an editing section, a command conversion section, a processing section, an image conversion section, and an output section. The image processing apparatus includes an obtaining section, a recognition section, and a processing section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2009
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Shibata, Kazuhiko Sayama, Seiji Kawa, Manabu Hatakenaka, Takao Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20090060449
    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: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2008
    Publication date: March 5, 2009
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Mitsutoshi SHINKAI, Yoshiaki SHIBATA
  • Publication number: 20090024651
    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: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2008
    Publication date: January 22, 2009
    Inventors: Tetsuya Narita, Yoshiaki Shibata, Minoru Kawahara
  • Publication number: 20080170834
    Abstract: A video signal generating apparatus is disclosed which includes: a camera configured to generate a video signal; an operating device configured to operate at least either the camera or an apparatus configured to receive the video signal; a text data generating device configured to generate text data including a meaningful term in response to the operation performed on the operating device; and a text data inserting device configured to insert the text data generated by the text data generating device into the video signal in a corresponding manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2007
    Publication date: July 17, 2008
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Yoshiaki SHIBATA
  • Publication number: 20080089657
    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: August 30, 2007
    Publication date: April 17, 2008
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Shibata, Minoru Kawahara, Yuuichi Motomura
  • Publication number: 20080022205
    Abstract: A recording control device, whereby data recorded on a first recording medium is recorded on a second recording medium, includes a receiving unit and a recording control unit. The receiving unit is configured to receive a command from a user relating to editing. The recording control unit is configured to create creating editing information serving as information relating to the editing results of the data recorded on the first and second recording medium, and record the creating editing information on the second recording medium, and also to record, to the second recording medium, creating editing data serving as data which is, of the data recorded on the first recording medium data, data configuring editing results corresponding to the creating editing information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2007
    Publication date: January 24, 2008
    Inventors: Mitsutoshi Shinkai, Takayoshi Kawamura, Yoshiaki Shibata, Nobuhiro Kotaka
  • Publication number: 20080013914
    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: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2006
    Publication date: January 17, 2008
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Mitsutoshi Shinkai, Yoshiaki Shibata
  • Publication number: 20080008442
    Abstract: An editing apparatus for performing editing in which a second video is added to or inserted into a first video, includes: an editing unit performing the editing; a generating unit generating a first electronic mark indicating characteristics of the first video, as an edited video electronic mark, which is an electronic mark indicating characteristics of an edited video obtained as the result of the editing; a detecting unit detecting, of the first electronic marks, a first electronic mark indicating characteristics of a first video corresponding to an editing section, as an invalid electronic mark; and a deleting unit deleting the invalid electronic mark from the edited video electronic marks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2007
    Publication date: January 10, 2008
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Shibata, Mitsutoshi Shinkai
  • Patent number: 7305377
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus for reproducing metadata including information on material data, the information processing apparatus determines whether or not the metadata inputted is defined in advance, and reproduces standard item data and non-standard item data included in the metadata when the metadata is defined in advance, and reproduces only the standard item data included in the metadata when the metadata is not defined in advance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2007
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Mitsutoshi Shinkai, Yoshiaki Shibata
  • Publication number: 20070274610
    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: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2007
    Publication date: November 29, 2007
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Mitsutoshi Shinkai, Hiroaki Deguchi, Junzo Tokunaka, Yoshiaki Shibata, Fumihiro Nagasawa
  • Publication number: 20070250544
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a file management apparatus including, a table management section, a file name display control section, a file access control section, and a mode switching section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2007
    Publication date: October 25, 2007
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Shibata, Hisao Tanaka, Takayoshi Kawamura
  • Publication number: 20070206920
    Abstract: To improve the convenience of a record medium and allow a record process and reproduction process to be more easily performed than before. When a clip edit list update process 121 that updates video data and audio data recorded on a disc 32 is executed, an index file management section 72 manages and updates an index file held in an index file hold section 51 as the video data and audio data are updated. At this point, a search section 92 searches disc internal IDs assigned to clips or edit lists contained in the index file for the maximum value. A disc internal ID generation section 91 generates a disc internal ID according to the maximum value. An index file management section 72 updates the index file with the disc internal ID generated by the disc internal ID generation section 91.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2004
    Publication date: September 6, 2007
    Inventors: Masaki Hirose, Yoshiaki Shibata, Hideaki Mita, Hiroshi Saitou, Tatsushi Bannai
  • Publication number: 20070130161
    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: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2006
    Publication date: June 7, 2007
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshiaki SHIBATA, Takayoshi Kawamura
  • Publication number: 20070025693
    Abstract: The present invention provides a video signal processing apparatus and so on that are capable of flexibly handling metadata having various notation formats. A video signal processing apparatus for processing video signals is provided. The video signal processing apparatus has metadata notation format identification block 432 for identifying a metadata notation format written in a predetermined language; a conversion table selection block 434 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 436 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 480 for controlling the processing associated with video signals on the basis of the metadata whose notation format has been converted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2003
    Publication date: February 1, 2007
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Shibata, Mitsutoshi Shinkai
  • Publication number: 20070009231
    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 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 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. The invention can be applied to an editing system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2004
    Publication date: January 11, 2007
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Mitsutoshi Shinkai, Takayoshi Kawamura, Nobuhiro Kotaka, Yoshiaki Shibata
  • Publication number: 20060126451
    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: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2004
    Publication date: June 15, 2006
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Mitsutoshi Shinkai, Masaki Hirose, Yoshiaki Shibata
  • Publication number: 20060044410
    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: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2005
    Publication date: March 2, 2006
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Mitsutoshi Shinkai, Hiroaki Deguchi, Yoshiaki Shibata
  • Publication number: 20050270588
    Abstract: An image processing system includes an information processing apparatus for editing edit text data for processing an image and converting the edit text data into a command for processing the image, and an image processing apparatus for processing the image on the basis of the command. The information processing apparatus includes an editing section, a command conversion section, a processing section, an image conversion section, and an output section. The image processing apparatus includes an obtaining section, a recognition section, and a processing section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2005
    Publication date: December 8, 2005
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Shibata, Kazuhiko Sayama, Seiji Kawa, Manabu Hatakenaka, Takao Suzuki