Patents by Inventor Yoshimitsu Funabashi

Yoshimitsu Funabashi 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: 10061472
    Abstract: An information terminal enables a user to simply and easily confirm a plurality of pieces of update information handled by a plurality of various application programs without any troublesome operation. An information storage stores a plurality of different types of information. An update information storage stores a part of information updated in the information storages as update information associated with the respective types. An update information manager monitors an information update in the information storages and stores, when an information update is made in the information storages, the part of the updated information in the update information storage as update information associated with the respective types. Further, an information selector extracts the update information stored in the update information storage in time series and outputs them to display them on a screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Sony Mobile Communications Inc.
    Inventors: Kenta Ohmori, Takashi Kawakami, Seigo Iwasaki, Hiroyuki Kawakami, Akitaka Kimura, Xiaoyu Ruan, George Arriola, Yoshimitsu Funabashi, Kichiro Kurozumi, Brian Johnson, Jorge Furuya, Takahiro Kawaguchi
  • Publication number: 20170199881
    Abstract: [Object] To enable a user to simply and easily confirm update information of a plurality of pieces of content data handled by a plurality of various application programs without any troublesome operation. [Solving Means] A plurality of update information display cards (51) are aligned and displayed on a display screen (50). The update information display cards (51) displayed on the display screen (50) are associated with different pieces of content data, and update information of the content data is individually arranged on the corresponding update information display card (51). Moreover, the update information display cards (51) on which the update information of the different types of content data are arranged are aligned and displayed on the display screen (50) in a chronological order of the updates of the content data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2016
    Publication date: July 13, 2017
    Applicants: SONY MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS INC., SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: George ARRIOLA, Kichiro KUROZUMI, Takahiro KAWAGUCHI, Jorge FURUYA, Brian JOHNSON, Takashi KAWAKAMI, Masatoshi INAGAWA, Takamasa KURAMITSU, Takahiro OKADA, Hironobu AOKI, Seigo IWASAKI, Yoshimitsu FUNABASHI, Takashi HASEGAWA, Erica KATO, Tetsuya TAKAHASHI, Makoto KAMIYA
  • Patent number: 9507588
    Abstract: [Object] To enable a user to simply and easily confirm update information of a plurality of pieces of content data handled by a plurality of various application programs without any troublesome operation. [Solving Means] A plurality of update information display cards (51) are aligned and displayed on a display screen (50). The update information display cards (51) displayed on the display screen (50) are associated with different pieces of content data, and update information of the content data is individually arranged on the corresponding update information display card (51). Moreover, the update information display cards (51) on which the update information of the different types of content data are arranged are aligned and displayed on the display screen (50) in a chronological order of the updates of the content data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Mobile Communications Inc.
    Inventors: George Arriola, Kichiro Kurozumi, Takahiro Kawaguchi, Jorge Furuya, Brian Johnson, Takashi Kawakami, Masatoshi Inagawa, Takamasa Kuramitsu, Takahiro Okada, Hironobu Aoki, Seigo Iwasaki, Yoshimitsu Funabashi, Takashi Hasegawa, Erica Kato, Tetsuya Takahashi, Makoto Kamiya
  • Patent number: 9497382
    Abstract: A currently captured image R of an object is displayed nearly at a center portion of a display frame SC on a display screen that is a shooting mode. When a time dial 22 is rotated for one step in the counterclockwise direction, the currently captured image R is moved rightward. A reproduced image PI captured before the currently captured image R is displayed on the left thereof. A reproduced image P2 captured before the reproduced image PI is displayed on the left thereof. The currently captured image R and the reproduced images PI and P2 are displayed at the same time on a display screen ST2 as a co-existent state of a shooting mode and a reproducing mode. When the time dial 22 is rotated for one step in the counterclockwise direction, only the reproduced images PI to P4 are displayed on a display screen that is a reproducing mode. As a plurality of reproduced image, the reproduced images PI to P4 are displayed along a time axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: THOMSON LICENSING
    Inventors: Motoki Kobayashi, Miwako Yoritate, Yoshimitsu Funabashi, Shinichi Iriya, Kayo Sasaki
  • Publication number: 20160188160
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a 3D(three dimensional)-matrix arranging portion and a luminance/transmittance display controller portion. When a plurality of contents are list-displayed, the 3D-matrix arranging portion arranges the plurality of contents in a 3D-matrix-like form (“3D-matrix,” hereinbelow) in accordance with predetermined three axes. The 3D matrix includes a plurality of planes each containing a group of contents of the plurality of contents. The luminance/transmittance display controller portion displays on a display portion the respective groups of contents of the plurality of contents arranged in the 3D matrix, in a manner that luminance is gradually reduced in a direction from contents on a front-most plane of the plurality of planes to contents on a rear-most plane, and transmittance is gradually increased in the direction from the contents on the front-most plane to the contents on the rear-most plane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2016
    Publication date: June 30, 2016
    Inventors: Yoshimitsu Funabashi, Keiko Hiraoka, Mayu Irimajiri, Atsushi Imai, Seiji Muramatsu, Takamoto Tsuda, Takeshi Matsuzawa, Takeshi Tanigawa, Tomoharu Okamoto, Akihiko Adachi, Tatsuhiko Nishimura
  • Publication number: 20160119547
    Abstract: A currently captured image R of an object is displayed nearly at a center portion of a display frame SC on a display screen that is a shooting mode. When a time dial 22 is rotated for one step in the counterclockwise direction, the currently captured image R is moved rightward. A reproduced image PI captured before the currently captured image R is displayed on the left thereof. A reproduced image P2 captured before the reproduced image PI is displayed on the left thereof. The currently captured image R and the reproduced images PI and P2 are displayed at the same time on a display screen ST2 as a co-existent state of a shooting mode and a reproducing mode. When the time dial 22 is rotated for one step in the counterclockwise direction, only the reproduced images PI to P4 are displayed on a display screen that is a reproducing mode. As a plurality of reproduced image, the reproduced images PI to P4 are displayed along a time axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2013
    Publication date: April 28, 2016
    Applicant: THOMSON LICENSING
    Inventors: Motoki KOBAYASHI, Miwako YORITATE, Yoshimitsu FUNABASHI, Shinichi IRIYA, Kayo SASAKI
  • Patent number: 9319506
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a 3D(three dimensional)-matrix arranging portion and a luminance/transmittance display controller portion. When a plurality of contents are list-displayed, the 3D-matrix arranging portion arranges the plurality of contents in a 3D-matrix-like form (“3D-matrix,” hereinbelow) in accordance with predetermined three axes. The 3D matrix includes a plurality of planes each containing a group of contents of the plurality of contents. The luminance/transmittance display controller portion displays on a display portion the respective groups of contents of the plurality of contents arranged in the 3D matrix, in a manner that luminance is gradually reduced in a direction from contents on a front-most plane of the plurality of planes to contents on a rear-most plane, and transmittance is gradually increased in the direction from the contents on the front-most plane to the contents on the rear-most plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: Sony Mobile Communications Inc.
    Inventors: Yoshimitsu Funabashi, Keiko Hiraoka, Mayu Irimajiri, Atsushi Imai, Seiji Muramatsu, Takamoto Tsuda, Takeshi Matsuzawa, Takeshi Tanigawa, Tomoharu Okamoto, Akihiko Adachi, Tatsuhiko Nishimura
  • Patent number: 9207864
    Abstract: A user operates a GUI with a thumb and an index finger while holding an information processing device with left and right hands. The GUI screen image displays a directional keys input area at the lower left on the screen image, a button input area at the lower right on the screen image, an L1/L2 button input area at the upper left on the screen image, and an R1/R2 button input area at the upper right on the screen image. The L1/L2 and the R1/R2 button input areas are in the form of circle sectors, whereby the center angles of the circle sectors are at right angles of the two upper corners of the screen, and by internally dividing the center angles further so as to divide the sectors into two sectors respectively, the L1 and L2 buttons, and the R1 and R2 buttons are distinguished.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Yoshimitsu Funabashi, Shunsuke Kunieda
  • Patent number: 9122394
    Abstract: A GUI screen image is a standard screen image, and displays a first combined GUI area, which is a combination of a GUI of the directional keys and a GUI of a joystick, and a second combined GUI area, which is a combination of a GUI of the four-type operation buttons and a GUI of a joystick, at the lower left and at the lower right on the screen image, respectively. Depending on an area in the first combined GUI area or in the second combined GUI area to which a user newly touches, which of the combined GUI to be used is determined and a screen image is switched, and if a finger or a thumb detaches, the screen image switches back.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Yoshimitsu Funabashi, Shunsuke Kunieda, Brian Johnson
  • Patent number: 9116610
    Abstract: A screen ST1 of an LCD with which a digital camera is provided displays an icon of a folder F1 indicating that the folder F1 has been selected. Image files P11 and P12 are captured reproduced images. A display frame SC displays a currently captured picture of an object, files P11 and P12, and the icon of the folder F1. To switch the folder F1 to a folder F2, the user presses a down button of a cross key 27. When the user presses the down button on the screen ST1, the screen ST1 is switched to a screen ST3 through a screen ST2. On the screen ST2, the number denoted in the icon is changed. The screen ST2 displays a state of which the folders are being switched. An icon displayed on the screen ST3 indicates that the folder F1 was switched to the folder F2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Miwako Yoritate, Motoki Kobayashi, Yoshimitsu Funabashi, Shinichi Iriya, Kayo Sasaki
  • Patent number: 9037987
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a user evaluation value table and a display controller portion. In the user evaluation value table, user evaluation values each corresponding to the number of processes of the respective content are stored on a basis of the respective content. When performing display changing of a respective content intended for display on a display portion, the controller portion detects from the user evaluation value table a user evaluation value of a content intended to be graphically displayed on the display portion. Then, the controller portion performs change control to change a display time period for the content intended to be graphically displayed on the display portion in accordance with the detected user evaluation value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Mobile Communications Inc.
    Inventors: Atsushi Imai, Keiko Hiraoka, Yoshimitsu Funabashi, Mayu Irimajiri, Seiji Muramatsu, Takamoto Tsuda, Takeshi Matsuzawa, Takeshi Tanigawa, Tomoharu Okamoto, Akihiko Adachi, Tatsuhiko Nishimura
  • Publication number: 20150007112
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus provide for: acquiring data of a display item corresponding to content; and generating an image to be displayed on a display, including: arranging a plurality of display items side by side; displaying information related to an arranged display item; acquiring a first moving instruction for the display items arranged side by side; and acquiring a second moving instruction for the display items arranged side by side, where the arrangement of the plurality of display items includes moving the display items on the display according to an acquired moving instruction, and where, in the display of the related information, different related information is displayed for the same display item when the first moving instruction is acquired and when the second moving instruction is acquired.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2014
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventors: Yoshimitsu FUNABASHI, Shunsuke KUNIEDA
  • Patent number: 8866855
    Abstract: An acquisition unit acquires a content image corresponding to content. A content image display unit arranges a plurality of content images side by side in a display screen image, and a related information display unit displays information related to an arranged content image. A first reception unit acquires a first moving instruction for the content images arranged side by side, and a second reception unit acquires a second moving instruction for the content images arranged side by side. The content image display unit moves the content images according to a moving instruction acquired by the first reception unit or the second reception unit. A related information display unit displays different types of related information when the first reception unit acquires the first moving instruction and when the second reception unit acquires the second moving instruction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Yoshimitsu Funabashi, Shunsuke Kunieda
  • Publication number: 20140289671
    Abstract: Information storages store a plurality of different types of information. An update information storage stores a part of information updated in the information storages as update information associated with the respective types. An update information manager monitors an information update in the information storages and stores, when an information update is made in the information storages, the part of the updated information in the update information storage as update information associated with the respective types. Further, an information selector extracts the update information stored in the update information storage in time series and outputs them to display them on a screen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Applicant: SONY MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS AB
    Inventors: Kenta OHMORI, Takashi KAWAKAMI, Seigo IWASAKI, Hiroyuki KAWAKAMI, Akitaka KIMURA, Xiaoyu RUAN, George ARRIOLA, Yoshimitsu FUNABASHI, Kichiro KUROZUMI, Brian JOHNSON, Jorge FURUYA, Takahiro KAWAGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20140289676
    Abstract: A screen ST1 of an LCD with which a digital camera is provided displays an icon of a folder F1 indicating that the folder F1 has been selected. Image files P11 and P12 are captured reproduced images. A display frame SC displays a currently captured picture of an object, files P11 and P12, and the icon of the folder F1. To switch the folder F1 to a folder F2, the user presses a down button of a cross key 27. When the user presses the down button on the screen ST1, the screen ST1 is switched to a screen ST3 through a screen ST2. On the screen ST2, the number denoted in the icon is changed. The screen ST2 displays a state of which the folders are being switched. An icon displayed on the screen ST3 indicates that the folder F1 was switched to the folder F2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2014
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Miwako YORITATE, Motoki KOBAYASHI, Yoshimitsu FUNABASHI, Shinichi IRIYA, Kayo SASAKI
  • Patent number: 8732580
    Abstract: A screen ST1 of an LCD with which a digital camera is provided displays an icon of a folder F1 indicating that the folder F1 has been selected. Image files P11 and P12 are captured reproduced images. A display frame SC displays a currently captured picture of an object, files P11 and P12, and the icon of the folder F1. To switch the folder F1 to a folder F2, the user presses a down button of a cross key 27. When the user presses the down button on the screen ST1, the screen ST1 is switched to a screen ST3 through a screen ST2. On the screen ST2, the number denoted in the icon is changed. The screen ST2 displays a state of which the folders are being switched. An icon displayed on the screen ST3 indicates that the folder F1 was switched to the folder F2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Miwako Yoritate, Motoki Kobayashi, Yoshimitsu Funabashi, Shinichi Iriya, Kayo Sasaki
  • Publication number: 20140063318
    Abstract: A desired image is quickly retrieved from stored images. Reproduced images are horizontally arranged on time axis. Horizontal lines are displayed above the plurality of images and delimited every image group such that images belonging to the same image group are visually identified. Dots are displayed on individual lines corresponding to representative images P11 and P12 belonging to individual image groups. Photographed dates and times are displayed only on representative images P11 and P21 belonging to image groups. A plurality of reproduced images are simultaneously displayed on an LCD 13. Among these reproduced images, representative images are identifiably displayed. When a desired image is selected from reproduced images, left and right feed buttons of a cross key 27 are pressed and representative images belonging to individual image groups are selected. When a dial key 28 is rotated, a desired image is selected from images belonging to the selected image group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2013
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kayo SASAKI, Miwako YORITATE, Yoshimitsu FUNABASHI, Shinichi IRIYA, Motoki KOBAYASHI
  • Patent number: 8648954
    Abstract: A currently captured image of an object is displayed at a center of a display frame on a display screen in a shooting mode. When a dial is rotated, the currently captured image is moved rightward. A reproduced image captured before the currently captured image is displayed on the left thereof. Another reproduced image captured before the reproduced image is displayed on the left thereof. The currently captured image and the reproduced images are displayed simultaneously on the display screen as a co-existent shooting and reproducing mode. When the dial is rotated in the counterclockwise direction, only the reproduced images are displayed in a reproducing mode. The reproduced images are displayed along a time axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: Thomson Licensing
    Inventors: Motoki Kobayashi, Miwako Yoritate, Yoshimitsu Funabashi, Shinichi Iriya, Kayo Sasaki
  • Patent number: D699259
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Yoshimitsu Funabashi, Shunsuke Kunieda
  • Patent number: D705799
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Yoshimitsu Funabashi, Shunsuke Kunieda