Patents by Inventor Yoshio Miyazaki

Yoshio Miyazaki 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: 20210262878
    Abstract: There is provided a detection apparatus including a housing that includes a working surface, and a sensor configured to detect the force or the moment exerted on the working surface, on at least a first detection axis and a second detection axis. The working surface coincides with a surface that includes the first detection axis and the second detection axis, the working surface being at least partially symmetrical around the first detection axis passing through the center of the sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2021
    Publication date: August 26, 2021
    Applicant: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Yoshio Miyazaki, Kazuyuki Shikama
  • Publication number: 20210260768
    Abstract: A sensor control apparatus includes an environment information acquisition section configured to acquire environment information indicative of an operating environment of a sensor that detects the force or the moment exerted on the surface of a housing, and a correction processing section configured to correct the output of the sensor on the basis of the environment information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2021
    Publication date: August 26, 2021
    Applicant: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Kazuyuki Shikama, Yoshio Miyazaki
  • Patent number: 11086587
    Abstract: The present invention provides a sound outputting apparatus, a head-mounted display, a sound outputting method, and a program each of which enables realistic feeling of an augmented reality space or a mixed reality space to be enhanced. An AR space video image generating section (116) generates an image, of an augmented reality space or a mixed reality space to be displayed on a display section of a head-mounted display, including a part which an image of a virtual reality space occupies, and a part which an image of a real space obtained through photographing by a camera photographing a circumference of a user occupies. A synthetic sound generating section (108) synthesizes a sound of the virtual reality space, and a sound of a real space of the circumference of the user with each other to generate a synthetic sound. A synthetic sound transmitting section (110) outputs the synthetic sound sounded from a speaker arranged in the vicinity of an ear of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: SONY INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT INC.
    Inventor: Yoshio Miyazaki
  • Publication number: 20210227545
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus provide for continuously acquiring information of an environment in which at least one of a communication device and a communication partner for the communication device is placed; and upon the acquisition of each information, determining from among a plurality of communication standards of frequency bands of radio waves, and based on the acquired information, the communication standard to be used for communication between the communication device and the communication partner, where the communication partner is located physically away from an entertainment device which generates video and audio.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2021
    Publication date: July 22, 2021
    Applicant: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Katsuyoshi Onishi, Yoshio Miyazaki
  • Patent number: 10999847
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus provide for continuously acquiring images of an environment in which at least one of a communication device and a communication partner for the communication device is placed; and upon the acquisition of each image, determining from among a plurality of communication standards of frequency bands of radio waves, and based on the acquired image, the communication standard to be used for communication between the communication device and the communication partner, where the communication partner is located physically away from an entertainment device which generates video and audio.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Katsuyoshi Onishi, Yoshio Miyazaki
  • Patent number: 10965884
    Abstract: The present invention provides a novel head-mounted display on which a video image received through wireless communication at a predetermined frequency is displayed, a display controlling apparatus, a display controlling method, and a program. A video image receiving section (94) receives a video image from an entertainment apparatus (14) through wireless communication at a predetermined frequency. A display controlling section (96) causes the video image received through the wireless communication at the predetermined frequency to be displayed on a display section of an HMD (12) in the case where it is decided that a user mounts the HMD (12).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: SONY INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT INC.
    Inventor: Yoshio Miyazaki
  • Publication number: 20200406482
    Abstract: A robot includes heat-generating members such as an actuator in spaces surrounded by exterior members. A heat-transfer section transfers heat of the heat-generating members to the exterior members. A heat-transfer control section adjusts the amount of heat transfer between the heat-generating members and the exterior members by operating the heat-transfer section. The heat-transfer section has a thermally conductive member that can shift between a coupling position for thermally coupling the heat-generating members and the exterior members, and an interrupting position for interrupting thermal conduction between the heat-generating members and the exterior members.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2018
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Applicant: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Yoshio Miyazaki, Kissei Matsumoto, Hajime Inoue
  • Publication number: 20200314850
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus provide for continuously acquiring images of an environment in which at least one of a communication device and a communication partner for the communication device is placed; and upon the acquisition of each image, determining from among a plurality of communication standards of frequency bands of radio waves, and based on the acquired image, the communication standard to be used for communication between the communication device and the communication partner, where the communication partner is located physically away from an entertainment device which generates video and audio.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2020
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Applicant: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Katsuyoshi Onishi, Yoshio Miyazaki
  • Patent number: 10721735
    Abstract: Provided are a frequency band determination device, a head-mounted display, a frequency band determination method, and a program that are capable of unprecedentedly quickly changing the frequency band used for communication in accordance with a change in an environment in which a communication device and a communication partner are placed. An image acquisition section acquires an image of an environment in which at least either an HMD or a communication partner for the HMD is placed. Based on the image acquired by the image acquisition section, a frequency band determination section determines the frequency band of radio waves used for communication between the HMD and the communication partner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Katsuyoshi Onishi, Yoshio Miyazaki
  • Patent number: 10701184
    Abstract: In an information processing apparatus 200, a communication portion 250 acquires a data stream of a photographed image in a wireless communication manner. A packet analyzing portion 252 detects a lost packet, and a retransmission request producing portion 254 issues a retransmission request for a packet within a predetermined allowable time. Along with expiration of the allowable time, a lacked information producing portion 258 produces lacked information in which data lacked due to the packet loss is associated with a position on an image plane. A decoding portion 260 decodes the data associated with the photographed image and stored in the buffer 256, and substitutes invalid data for the lacked portion. An image analyzing portion 262 differentiates the lacked portion from other portions, and performs analysis processing. An information processing portion 264 and an output data producing portion 266 execute information processing by utilizing the analysis result, and produce output data, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: SONY INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT INC.
    Inventors: Yoshio Miyazaki, Atsunobu Tatsumi
  • Patent number: 10691405
    Abstract: Provided are a sound control apparatus, a sound control method, and a program, which are capable of notifying a user that an object is approached without decreasing an immersion feeling of a user. A sound output control section (70) controls a sound to be output to the user. A distance specification section (78) specifies a distance between the user wearing a head-mounted display and an object existing around the user. A sound changing section (82) changes an output mode of the sound output to the user in accordance with a change in the distance between the user and the object existing around the user generated when the sound is output to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: SONY INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT INC.
    Inventor: Yoshio Miyazaki
  • Patent number: 10546556
    Abstract: There are provided a communication path specifying device, a head mounted display, a communication path specifying method, and a program each capable of reducing a time required for specifying a communication path having high communication quality. An image acquiring unit (72) acquires an image of an environment where at least either a communication device or a communication partner of the communication device is disposed. A communication path specifying unit (74) specifies a communication path for communication between the communication device and the communication partner on the basis of the image acquired by the image acquiring unit (72), the communication path passing through reflection on a reflection surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: SONY INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT INC.
    Inventors: Yoshio Miyazaki, Katsuyoshi Onishi
  • Publication number: 20190364564
    Abstract: Provided are a frequency band determination device, a head-mounted display, a frequency band determination method, and a program that are capable of unprecedentedly quickly changing the frequency band used for communication in accordance with a change in an environment in which a communication device and a communication partner are placed. An image acquisition section acquires an image of an environment in which at least either an HMD or a communication partner for the HMD is placed. Based on the image acquired by the image acquisition section, a frequency band determination section determines the frequency band of radio waves used for communication between the HMD and the communication partner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2016
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Applicant: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Katsuyoshi Onishi, Yoshio Miyazaki
  • Publication number: 20190335114
    Abstract: The present invention provides a novel head-mounted display on which a video image received through wireless communication at a predetermined frequency is displayed, a display controlling apparatus, a display controlling method, and a program. A video image receiving section (94) receives a video image from an entertainment apparatus (14) through wireless communication at a predetermined frequency. A display controlling section (96) causes the video image received through the wireless communication at the predetermined frequency to be displayed on a display section of an HMD (12) in the case where it is decided that a user mounts the HMD (12).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2017
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Inventor: Yoshio MIYAZAKI
  • Publication number: 20190324708
    Abstract: The present invention provides a sound outputting apparatus, a head-mounted display, a sound outputting method, and a program each of which enables realistic feeling of an augmented reality space or a mixed reality space to be enhanced. An AR space video image generating section (116) generates an image, of an augmented reality space or a mixed reality space to be displayed on a display section of a head-mounted display, including a part which an image of a virtual reality space occupies, and a part which an image of a real space obtained through photographing by a camera photographing a circumference of a user occupies. A synthetic sound generating section (108) synthesizes a sound of the virtual reality space, and a sound of a real space of the circumference of the user with each other to generate a synthetic sound. A synthetic sound transmitting section (110) outputs the synthetic sound sounded from a speaker arranged in the vicinity of an ear of the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2017
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Inventor: Yoshio MIYAZAKI
  • Publication number: 20190294410
    Abstract: Provided are a sound control apparatus, a sound control method, and a program, which are capable of notifying a user that an object is approached without decreasing an immersion feeling of a user. A sound output control section (70) controls a sound to be output to the user. A distance specification section (78) specifies a distance between the user wearing a head-mounted display and an object existing around the user. A sound changing section (82) changes an output mode of the sound output to the user in accordance with a change in the distance between the user and the object existing around the user generated when the sound is output to the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2017
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Inventor: Yoshio MIYAZAKI
  • Publication number: 20190149636
    Abstract: In an information processing apparatus 200, a communication portion 250 acquires a data stream of a photographed image in a wireless communication manner. A packet analyzing portion 252 detects a lost packet, and a retransmission request producing portion 254 issues a retransmission request for a packet within a predetermined allowable time. Along with expiration of the allowable time, a lacked information producing portion 258 produces lacked information in which data lacked due to the packet loss is associated with a position on an image plane. A decoding portion 260 decodes the data associated with the photographed image and stored in the buffer 256, and substitutes invalid data for the lacked portion. An image analyzing portion 262 differentiates the lacked portion from other portions, and performs analysis processing. An information processing portion 264 and an output data producing portion 266 execute information processing by utilizing the analysis result, and produce output data, respectively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2017
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Inventors: Yoshio MIYAZAKI, Atsunobu TATSUMI
  • Publication number: 20190146883
    Abstract: In an information processing apparatus 200a, a communication portion 250 acquires a data stream of a photographed image in a wireless communication manner. A packet analyzing portion 252 detects a lost packet and a retransmission request producing portion 254a issues a retransmission request for the packet within a predetermined allowable time. An image analyzing portion 262a analyzes the data associated with the photographed image. An information processing portion 264 and an output data producing portion 266 execute information processing by utilizing an analysis result, and produce output data, respectively. A processing condition adjusting portion 268 adjusts the allowable time of the retransmission request by the retransmission request producing portion 254a based on the analysis result in the image analyzing portion 262a.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2017
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Inventors: Yoshio MIYAZAKI, Atsunobu TATSUMI
  • Publication number: 20180357980
    Abstract: There are provided a communication path specifying device, a head mounted display, a communication path specifying method, and a program each capable of reducing a time required for specifying a communication path having high communication quality. An image acquiring unit (72) acquires an image of an environment where at least either a communication device or a communication partner of the communication device is disposed. A communication path specifying unit (74) specifies a communication path for communication between the communication device and the communication partner on the basis of the image acquired by the image acquiring unit (72), the communication path passing through reflection on a reflection surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2016
    Publication date: December 13, 2018
    Inventors: Yoshio MIYAZAKI, Katsuyoshi ONISHI
  • Publication number: 20180255349
    Abstract: Provided are a communication system, a transmission apparatus, a reception apparatus, a communication system control method, and a program that permit selection of an appropriate communication path in accordance with the amount of time until data generated by the transmission apparatus is rendered available for use by the reception apparatus. A first transmission section sends encoded data to a first reception section. A second transmission section sends encoded data to a second reception section. The first transmission section has a higher maximum possible transmission rate than the second transmission section. A pre-transmission process execution section encodes data at a higher compression ratio at the time of transmission by the second transmission section than the compression ratio at the time of transmission by the first transmission section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2016
    Publication date: September 6, 2018
    Applicant: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Katsuyoshi Onishi, Yoshio Miyazaki