Patents by Inventor Yuhei TAKI

Yuhei TAKI 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: 20200279559
    Abstract: [Problem] Proposed is an information processing apparatus, an information processing method, and a program that enable suitable determination of sensing results used in estimating a user state. [Solution] The information processing apparatus is provided with a determination unit that determines, on the basis of a predetermined reference, one or more second sensing results used in estimating a user state from among a plurality of first sensing results received from a plurality of devices; and an output control unit that controls an output of information on the basis of the one or more second sensing results.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2018
    Publication date: September 3, 2020
    Inventors: SHINICHI KAWANO, HIRO IWASE, MARI SAITO, YUHEI TAKI
  • Patent number: 10762876
    Abstract: Provided is an information processing apparatus, including: a line-of-sight detection unit configured to detect lines of sight of a plurality of users with respect to presentation information; and an area determination unit configured to determine, on the basis of the detected lines of sight of the plurality of users, a shared area that is visually recognized by the plurality of users to share information and a confidential area that is not visually recognized by another user to keep information of each user confidential.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuhei Taki, Taizo Shirai
  • Publication number: 20200272407
    Abstract: [Problem] The problem of the present disclosure relates to proposing an information processing device, an information processing terminal, an information processing method, and a program, which are capable of controlling the output of a voice so as to be adaptive to an action purpose of a user. [Solution] An information processing device including: an inference unit that infers an action purpose of a user on the basis of a result of sensing by one or more sensors; and an output control unit that controls, on the basis of a result of inference by the inference unit, output of a voice to the user performed by an audio output unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2018
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Mari SAITO, Hiro IWASE, Shinichi KAWANO, Yuhei TAKI
  • Patent number: 10747499
    Abstract: It is desirable to provide technology capable of allowing a user to input information more flexibly. Provided is an information processing system including a mode control portion that switches an information input mode from a character-unit input mode to a phrase-unit input mode in a case where a predetermined first trigger is detected when the character-unit input mode is executed as the information input mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuhei Taki, Shinichi Kawano
  • Publication number: 20200243074
    Abstract: The present technology relates to an information processor, an information processing method, and a program that allow a user to obtain a speech recognition result that the user expects. A search unit retrieves a second word that is a candidate for replacement of a first word with a predetermined attribute. The predetermined attribute is identified by a semantic analysis in a text including character strings obtained by speech recognition. The present technology is applicable to an agent apparatus of a user interaction type, for example.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2018
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Yuhei TAKI, Shinichi KAWANO, Hiro IWASE
  • Patent number: 10720154
    Abstract: Provided is an information processing device including: a collected sound data acquisition portion that acquires collected sound data; and an output controller that causes an output portion to output at least whether or not a state of the collected sound data is suitable for speech recognition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shinichi Kawano, Yuhei Taki, Takashi Shibuya
  • Patent number: 10714082
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing apparatus, an information processing method, and a program, in which a database in which unknown words are registered is able to be efficiently created, the information processing apparatus including: an identifying portion that identifies a word uttered according to a predetermined utterance method, from within utterance information of a user, as an unknown word; and a processing portion that performs processing to register the unknown word that has been identified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ayumi Kato, Kunihito Sawai, Shinichi Kawano, Yuhei Taki, Yusuke Nakagawa
  • Patent number: 10657956
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing device to further improve the operability of user interfaces that use a voice as an input, the information processing device including: an acquiring unit configured to acquire context information in a period related to collection of a voice; and a control unit configured to cause a predetermined output unit to output output information related to the collection of the voice in a mode corresponding to the acquired context information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yusuke Nakagawa, Shinichi Kawano, Yuhei Taki, Ayumi Kato
  • Patent number: 10642575
    Abstract: To provide a technology capable of allowing a user to find whether speech is uttered with a volume at which speech recognition can be performed. Provided is an information processing device including: a determination portion configured to determine a user-uttered speech volume on the basis of input speech; and a display controller configured to control a display portion so that the display portion displays a display object. The display controller causes the display portion to display a first motion object moving toward the display object when the user-uttered speech volume exceeds a speech recognizable volume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuhei Taki, Shinichi Kawano, Kunihito Sawai
  • Patent number: 10643636
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing apparatus capable of enhancing the possibility of outputting information with granularity desired by a user, the information processing apparatus including: a generation unit configured to generate second text data on a basis of first text data and information regarding a first user's auditory characteristics; and an output unit configured to output output information regarding the second text data. The generation unit controls granularity of the second text data on a basis of the information regarding the first user's auditory characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuhei Taki, Yoko Ito, Shinichi Kawano
  • Publication number: 20200125788
    Abstract: [Object] To achieve displaying of a text in a more flexible and highly readable manner in accordance with a situation. [Solution] According to the present disclosure, an information processing device is provided. The information processing device includes a calculator that calculates, on the basis of context data to be entered, a recognition difficulty score used for display control of a target text. An information processing method is further provided. The information processing method includes allowing a processor to calculate, on the basis of context data to be entered, a recognition difficulty score used for display control of a target text.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2018
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Shinichi KAWANO, Yuhei TAKI, Masaki TAKASE, Akira MIYASHITA, Naoki TOKIWA, Nodoka TOKUNAGA
  • Publication number: 20200122033
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing device, an information processing method, and a program that make it possible to control a communication partner without losing a sense of immersion and without impairing a VR world view in communication between players in (virtual reality) VR. A range in which another player capable of recognizing a content spoken by a player is present is determined as an utterance range on the basis of context information. In the following, since the spoken information is transmitted only to the player who is confirmed as the utterance range, it is possible to control the partner at the time of utterance by the context information. The present disclosure is able to be applied to an information processing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2018
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shinichi KAWANO, Yuhei TAKI
  • Publication number: 20200111475
    Abstract: [Object] To more reliably allow a user to perceive the contents of an information notificationissued through a spoken utterance even during the reproduction of content including an utterance, while maintaining the completeness of the information notification. [Solution] There is provided an information processing apparatus including an output control unit that controls an output of a spoken utterance during reproduction of content including an utterance section. The output control unit extends a non-utterance section in the content, and causes the spoken utterance to be outputted during reproduction of the extended non-utterance section. In addition, there is provided an information processing method including controlling, by a processor, an output of a spoken utterance during reproduction of content including an utterance section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2018
    Publication date: April 9, 2020
    Inventors: YUHEI TAKI, HIRO IWASE, MARI SAITO, SHINICHI KAWANO
  • Publication number: 20200111505
    Abstract: [Object] To more flexibly control the affinity of a spoken utterance for a background sound in accordance with the importance degree of an information notification. [Solution] There is provided an information processing apparatus including an utterance control unit that controls an output of a spoken utterance corresponding to notification information. The utterance control unit controls an output mode of the spoken utterance on the basis of an importance degree of the notification information and affinity for a background sound. In addition, there is provided an information processing method including controlling, by a processor, an output of a spoken utterance corresponding to notification information. The controlling further includes controlling an output mode of the spoken utterance on the basis of an importance degree of the notification information and affinity for a background sound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2018
    Publication date: April 9, 2020
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Hiro IWASE, Mari SAITO, Shinichi KAWANO, Yuhei TAKI
  • Publication number: 20200075015
    Abstract: The present technology relates to an information processing device, an information processing method, and an information processing system that are capable of establish smooth and natural conversation with a person who has difficulty in hearing. An information processing device of an aspect of the present technology includes: a sound acquisition unit configured to acquire sound information of a first user that is input to a sound input device; and a display control unit configured to control display of text information on a display device for a second user, the text information corresponding to the acquired sound information. The display control unit performs control related to display amount of the text information on the display device on the basis of at least one of the display amount of the text information on the display device or input amount of the sound information input through the sound input device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Inventors: YUHEI TAKI, SHINICHI KAWANO, KUNIYO OISHI, TETSUYA ASAYAMA
  • Patent number: 10579786
    Abstract: [Object] To provide an information processing system capable of making it difficult to be easily recognized as being a key at a glance by others. [Solution] Provided is an information processing system including a state acquisition unit configured to acquire information on a state of an object, and an authentication information acquisition unit configured to acquire authentication information corresponding to the information on the state of the object acquired by the state acquisition unit. According to such an information processing system, it is made difficult to be easily recognized as being a key at a glance by others.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Miwa Ichikawa, Kunihito Sawai, Yuhei Taki, Hiroyuki Mizunuma, Taizo Shirai, Koichi Sakumoto
  • Publication number: 20200066269
    Abstract: [Object] To reduce the burden of moving a gaze on a user interface related to a recognition application. [Solution] Provided is an information processing apparatus including an output control unit configured to control display of a user interface related to a recognition application. The output control unit causes a visual effect to be output to an input field to which a recognition result is input, the visual effect indicating a state related to recognition. Also provided is an information processing method including controlling, by a processor, display of a user interface related to a recognition application. Controlling of the display further includes causing a visual effect to be output to an input field to which a recognition result is input, the visual effect indicating a state related to recognition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2017
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Inventors: YUHEI TAKI, KUNIHITO SAWAI, SHINICHI KAWANO
  • Patent number: 10546582
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing device technology that enables an improvement in precision of sound recognition processing based on collected sound information, the information processing device including: a recognition controller that causes a speech recognition processing portion to execute sound recognition processing based on collected sound information obtained by a sound collecting portion; and an output controller that generates an output signal to output a recognition result obtained through the sound recognition processing. The output controller causes an output portion to output an evaluation result regarding a type of sound based on the collected sound information prior to the recognition result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuhei Taki, Shinichi Kawano, Takashi Shibuya, Emiru Tsunoo
  • Publication number: 20200026245
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing apparatus, control method, and program that allow for recognition of a state of an arm on the basis of determination of whether the information processing apparatus is worn on the left arm or the right arm, the information processing apparatus including: a determination unit configured to determine whether the information processing apparatus is worn on a user's right arm or left arm; a recognition unit configured to recognize a state of the arm; and a control unit configured to perform predetermined control on a device included in the information processing apparatus according to the recognized state of the arm. The recognition unit switches settings of a parameter which is used in the recognition of the state of the arm, according to a result of the determination by the determination unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2019
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroyuki MIZUNUMA, Yuhei TAKI, Tsubasa TSUKAHARA, Ikuo YAMANO
  • Patent number: 10540968
    Abstract: Provided is an information processing device including a processing unit acquisition portion that acquires one or more processing units, on the basis of noise, from a first recognition string obtained by performing speech recognition on first input speech, and a processor that processes a processing target, when any one of the one or more processing units is selected as the processing target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shinichi Kawano, Yuhei Taki