Patents by Inventor Yosuke Kimoto

Yosuke Kimoto 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: 7657905
    Abstract: An EPG object of a program A to be broadcast from 19:00 to 20:49 is copied to generate a first clone EPG object and a second clone EPG object. 00 minute is set as the relative start time of the first clone EPG object, and 59 minutes is set as the relative end time. 00 minutes is set as the relative start time of the second clone EPG object, and 49 minutes is set as the relative end time. With reference to the relative times, the clone EPG object is allocated to each time zone with a range of one hour. The first clone EPG object of the program A is allocated to a time zone of 19:00 to 19:59, and the second clone EPG object is allocated to a time zone of 20:00 to 20:59. Retrieval is carried out for each time zone. Thus, a program of a predetermined broadcast time can be quickly retrieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2010
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Yosuke Kimoto
  • Publication number: 20090265424
    Abstract: A log collecting/analyzing system has a log collection terminal device as a client terminal device which collects logs and transmits the collected logs to a log server via a network. The log server receives the transmitted logs and stores the received logs for analysis. According to this configuration, it is possible to obtain useful information, such as information about what play modes are popular in the case of games and so forth, or information about what characters are popular in the case of selecting a character for a game.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2009
    Publication date: October 22, 2009
    Applicant: Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Yosuke Kimoto, Kazuhiro Kanee
  • Patent number: 7503056
    Abstract: An EPG object of a program A to be broadcast from 19:00 to 20:49 is copied to generate a first clone EPG object and a second clone EPG object. 00 minute is set as the relative start time of the first clone EPG object, and 59 minutes is set as the relative end time. 00 minutes is set as the relative start time of the second clone EPG object, and 49 minutes is set as the relative end time. With reference to the relative times, the clone EPG object is allocated to each time zone with a range of one hour. The first clone EPG object of the program A is allocated to a time zone of 19:00 to 19:59, and the second clone EPG object is allocated to a time zone of 20:00 to 20:59. Retrieval is carried out for each time zone. Thus, a program of a predetermined broadcast time can be quickly retrieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 1998
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2009
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Yosuke Kimoto
  • Patent number: 7313702
    Abstract: A management server receives first user identification information and designation information for designating a service which are sent from a user terminal; detects specific information corresponding to a service provider which provides the desired service from a database containing specific information uniquely assigned to each service provider; generates second user identification information based on the detected specific information and the first user identification information; and then transmits the second user identification information to the user terminal. Using the second user identification information, the user terminal accesses the server of the service provider providing the desiring service. This prevents important information such as device IDs from being used when a user receives a service through a network from a service provider other than device manufacturers, and relieves the burden on such service provider upon providing a service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2007
    Assignee: Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Muneki Shimada, Toyoshi Okada, Kenjiro Komaki, Yosuke Kimoto, Kazuhiro Kanee
  • Patent number: 6792577
    Abstract: Style sheets which define the expression form, etc., of documents in a meta-language (for example, XML) format in which tags which can be defined arbitrarily are used are managed appropriately. A style sheet is given a unique style ID. Since a receiving system is capable of storing style sheets separately from XML documents and managing them, it is unnecessary to add a style sheet to each XML document body and to transmit it, and thus the amount of the data to be transmitted can be reduced. Also, it is possible to protect the style sheets from unauthorized use by attaching key data to the XML document body, so that the style sheets can be managed as authored works. Furthermore, by specifying the other party or by providing a device for performing authentication, limited use of the style sheet becomes possible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2004
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Yosuke Kimoto
  • Publication number: 20030074560
    Abstract: A management server receives first user identification information and designation information for designating a service which are sent from a user terminal; detects specific information corresponding to a service provider which provides the desired service from a database containing specific information uniquely assigned to each service provider; generates second user identification information based on the detected specific information and the first user identification information; and then transmits the second user identification information to the user terminal. Using the second user identification information, the user terminal accesses the server of the service provider providing the desiring service. This prevents important information such as device IDs from being used when a user receives a service through a network from a service provider other than device manufacturers, and relieves the burden on such service provider upon providing a service.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2002
    Publication date: April 17, 2003
    Inventors: Muneki Shimada, Toyoshi Okada, Kenjiro Komaki, Yosuke Kimoto, Kazuhiro Kanee
  • Publication number: 20020049972
    Abstract: An EPG object of a program A to be broadcast from 19:00 to 20:49 is copied to generate a first clone EPG object and a second clone EPG object. 00 minute is set as the relative start time of the first clone EPG object, and 59 minutes is set as the relative end time. 00 minutes is set as the relative start time of the second clone EPG object, and 49 minutes is set as the relative end time. With reference to the relative times, the clone EPG object is allocated to each time zone with a range of one hour. The first clone EPG object of the program A is allocated to a time zone of 19:00 to 19:59, and the second clone EPG object is allocated to a time zone of 20:00 to 20:59. Retrieval is carried out for each time zone. Thus, a program of a predetermined broadcast time can be quickly retrieved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2001
    Publication date: April 25, 2002
    Inventor: Yosuke Kimoto