Patents by Inventor Yuichiro Koyama

Yuichiro Koyama 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: 11003967
    Abstract: An information processing system includes: a storage unit that stores first printing information on already executed printing in association with an image for printing converted from the first printing information; and an execution unit that, when second printing information included in a printing instruction which instructs execution of printing is identical to the first printing information stored in the storage unit, executes printing according to the printing instruction using the image for printing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yuichiro Koyama
  • Publication number: 20210050011
    Abstract: An information processor including: an operation control unit that controls a motion of an autonomous mobile body acting on the basis of recognition processing, in a case where a target sound that is a target voice for voice recognition processing is detected, the operation control unit moving the autonomous mobile body to a position, around an approach target, where an input level of a non-target sound that is not the target voice becomes lower, the approach target being determined on the basis of the target sound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2019
    Publication date: February 18, 2021
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Ryosuke SAWATA, Yuichiro KOYAMA
  • Publication number: 20210050013
    Abstract: To provide an information processing device, an information processing method, and a program, which are capable of causing a device which is desirable to the user among a plurality of devices to give a response. An information processing device including: an input unit configured to obtain information related to a voice of a user and device information of each of a plurality of devices; and a selecting unit configured to select a device from the plurality of devices on the basis of an aspect specified by at least one of the information related to the voice and the device information obtained by the input unit and the device information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2020
    Publication date: February 18, 2021
    Inventors: YUICHIRO KOYAMA, KAZUYA TATEISHI
  • Publication number: 20210031378
    Abstract: An information processor includes an action planning unit performing action planning of a moving body acting based on recognition processing, and an evaluation section evaluating reliability of an estimated sound source direction, the action planning unit planning a direction-dependent motion of the moving body corresponding to the sound source direction based on evaluation results of the reliability by the evaluation section and past evaluation achievements; and an information processing method including causing a processor to perform action planning of a moving body acting based on recognition processing, and evaluate reliability of an estimated sound source direction, the performing the action planning further including planning a direction-dependent motion of the moving body corresponding to the sound source direction based on evaluation results of the reliability and past evaluation achievements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2018
    Publication date: February 4, 2021
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Yuichiro KOYAMA, Ichitaro KOHARA
  • Patent number: 10861449
    Abstract: [Object] To provide an information processing device, an information processing method, and a program, which are capable of causing a device which is desirable to the user among a plurality of devices to give a response. [Solution] An information processing device including: an input unit configured to obtain information related to a voice of a user and device information of each of a plurality of devices; and a selecting unit configured to select a device from the plurality of devices on the basis of an aspect specified by at least one of the information related to the voice and the device information obtained by the input unit and the device information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuichiro Koyama, Kazuya Tateishi
  • Publication number: 20200320994
    Abstract: Provided is an information processing apparatus that has an utterance function or controls the utterance function. The information processing apparatus includes: a sending unit that sends interactive information regarding a voice agent; a receiving unit that receives interactive information regarding another voice agent; and a control unit that controls an utterance timing of the voice agent on the basis of the interactive information regarding another voice agent received by the receiving unit. The control unit causes utterance by the voice agent to stand by on the basis of the interactive information received from another voice agent. Moreover, the control unit causes the interactive information to be continuously sent during the utterance by the voice agent and during interaction between the voice agent and a user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2018
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Inventors: NORIKO TOTSUKA, KAZUYA TATEISHI, YUICHIRO KOYAMA
  • Publication number: 20200311498
    Abstract: An information processing system includes: a storage unit that stores first printing information on already executed printing in association with an image for printing converted from the first printing information; and an execution unit that, when second printing information included in a printing instruction which instructs execution of printing is identical to the first printing information stored in the storage unit, executes printing according to the printing instruction using the image for printing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2019
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yuichiro KOYAMA
  • Publication number: 20200269421
    Abstract: The present technology is directed to performing feedback related to execution of recognition processing with a more natural motion. Provided is an information processing device including a motion control unit that performs motion control of a moving object that acts on the basis of recognition processing, in which the motion control unit causes the moving object to execute a responding motion on the basis of input of recognition target information, and the responding motion is implicit feedback related to execution of the recognition processing. Furthermore, provided is an information processing method including performing, by a processor, motion control of a moving object that acts on the basis of recognition processing, in which performing the motion control further includes causing the moving object to execute a responding motion on the basis of input of recognition target information, and the responding motion is implicit feedback related to execution of the recognition processing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2018
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Yuichiro KOYAMA, Takeaki SHIMOE, Ichitaro KOHARA
  • Patent number: 10692300
    Abstract: A wide angle image to be displayed on a screen fixed on the head or the face of a user is processed. When a display view angle reaches a boundary of an original wide angle image 701, an indicator 703 indicating reaching the boundary is added to a free viewpoint image 702. The indicator 703 is a part of the free viewpoint image 702 which is in contact with a boundary 704 of the wide angle image 701 or protrudes from the boundary 704 and is displayed as a black-painted frame. By observing such the indicator 703, the user can intuitively understand that the display area reaches the limit of the wide angle image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kenta Kawamoto, Hirokazu Tatsuta, Yuichiro Koyama
  • Publication number: 20200074998
    Abstract: A voice uttered from a particular position is detected with a small amount of calculation. An information processing apparatus includes a voice acquisition section, a reliability generation section, and a processing execution section. The voice acquisition section acquires an ambient voice. The reliability generation section generates reliability indicating a degree in which the acquired voice is uttered from the particular position on the basis of a predetermined transfer characteristic. As the predetermined transfer characteristic, a phase difference or acoustic characteristic of the voice can be assumed. The processing execution section executes a process according to the generated reliability. As the process according to the reliability, a notification according to the reliability or a predetermined command can be assumed to be executed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2018
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Ryosuke SAWATA, Yuichiro KOYAMA
  • Patent number: 10565976
    Abstract: [Object] To collect a target sound in a more suitable aspect even under an environment in which noise occurs at random. [Solution] An information processing device including: a sound collection unit; and a holding member configured to have a projection portion with a streamline shape in at least a part and hold the sound collection unit so that the sound collection unit is located at a front end or near the front end of the projection portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Toshiyuki Sekiya, Yuichiro Koyama, Yuya Hirano
  • Publication number: 20190341019
    Abstract: [Object] To collect a target sound in a more suitable aspect even under an environment in which noise occurs at random. [Solution] An information processing device including: a sound collection unit; and a holding member configured to have a projection portion with a streamline shape in at least a part and hold the sound collection unit so that the sound collection unit is located at a front end or near the front end of the projection portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2019
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Toshiyuki Sekiya, Yuichiro Koyama, Yuya Hirano
  • Publication number: 20190250245
    Abstract: To make it possible to estimate the position of a sound source resulting from a wearing displacement, even in the case where the wearing displacement occurs in a wearable device. A sound source position estimation device according to the present disclosure includes: a spectrum acquisition unit configured to acquire a frequency spectrum of a sound source on the basis of a sound obtained by a plurality of microphones provided for a ring-like wearable device; a distance computing unit configured to compute respective distances from the plurality of microphones to the sound source on the basis of the frequency spectrum; and a sound source position computing unit configured to, approximating the ring-like wearable device to a circle and assuming that the sound source is located on a cylindrical surface including the ring-like wearable device, obtain an intersection between the cylindrical surface and spherical surfaces whose radii are the respective distances to compute a position of the sound source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2017
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Yuichiro Koyama, Toshiyuki Sekiya
  • Publication number: 20190188921
    Abstract: A wide angle image to be displayed on a screen fixed on the head or the face of a user is processed. When a display view angle reaches a boundary of an original wide angle image 701, an indicator 703 indicating reaching the boundary is added to a free viewpoint image 702. The indicator 703 is a part of the free viewpoint image 702 which is in contact with a boundary 704 of the wide angle image 701 or protrudes from the boundary 704 and is displayed as a black-painted frame. By observing such the indicator 703, the user can intuitively understand that the display area reaches the limit of the wide angle image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2019
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: KENTA KAWAMOTO, HIROKAZU TATSUTA, YUICHIRO KOYAMA
  • Patent number: 10310595
    Abstract: Provided is an image display device configured to display a free viewpoint image that tracks a movement of observer's head and trunk. The line-of-sight direction and trunk orientation of the user are individually oriented in a free viewpoint space displayed on a display device 500 based on posture information of the user's head and trunk, which are respectively obtained from a head motion tracking device 200 and a trunk motion tracking device 300. A behavior that is natural in real space can be represented by moving a line of sight to a front direction of the trunk on a space in a state where the line of sight does not match the front direction of the trunk. An unnatural UI that goes straight to the line-of-sight direction is prevented regardless of orientation of the trunk.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Hirokazu Tatsuta, Kenta Kawamoto, Yuichiro Koyama, Takayasu Kon, Yuichi Hasegawa, Masaru Shimura, Yuki Yamamoto, Eiichi Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10269132
    Abstract: [Object] To process an image captured by a camera mounted on a moving object device or a user to be suitable for display on an image display device fixed to the head or face of the user. [Solution] The image rendering processor 1042, in the beginning, corrects the user's head posture angle qh using the camera posture angle qc (F1421), and clips a display angle of view depending on the corrected user's head posture angle qh* from the captured image to render a free viewpoint image (F1422). Then, the image processing device 1040 transmits the free viewpoint image rendered by the image rendering processor 1042 to the display device 1020 via the communication unit 1041, and the image is displayed on the display device 1020 (F1430).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Kenta Kawamoto, Hirokazu Tatsuta, Yuichiro Koyama
  • Patent number: 10269184
    Abstract: A wide angle image to be displayed on a screen fixed on the head or the face of a user is processed. When a display view angle reaches a boundary of an original wide angle image 701, an indicator 703 indicating reaching the boundary is added to a free viewpoint image 702. The indicator 703 is apart of the free viewpoint image 702 which is in contact with a boundary 704 of the wide angle image 701 or protrudes from the boundary 704 and is displayed as a black-painted frame. By observing such the indicator 703, the user can intuitively understand that the display area reaches the limit of the wide angle image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kenta Kawamoto, Hirokazu Tatsuta, Yuichiro Koyama
  • Patent number: 10235767
    Abstract: [Object] To process an image captured by a camera mounted on a moving object device or a user to be suitable for display on an image display device fixed to the head or face of the user. [Solution] The image rendering processor 1042, in the beginning, corrects the user's head posture angle qh using the camera posture angle qc (F1421), and clips a display angle of view depending on the corrected user's head posture angle qh* from the captured image to render a free viewpoint image (F1422). Then, the image processing device 1040 transmits the free viewpoint image rendered by the image rendering processor 1042 to the display device 1020 via the communication unit 1041, and the image is displayed on the display device 1020 (F1430).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Kenta Kawamoto, Hirokazu Tatsuta, Yuichiro Koyama
  • Publication number: 20180286376
    Abstract: [Object] To collect a target sound in a more suitable aspect even under an environment in which noise occurs at random. [Solution] An information processing device including: a sound collection unit; and a holding member configured to have a projection portion with a streamline shape in at least a part and hold the sound collection unit so that the sound collection unit is located at a front end or near the front end of the projection portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2016
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Toshiyuki Sekiya, Yuichiro Koyama, Yuya Hirano
  • Publication number: 20180137860
    Abstract: [Object] To provide an information processing device, an information processing method, and a program, which are capable of causing a device which is desirable to the user among a plurality of devices to give a response. [Solution] An information processing device including: an input unit configured to obtain information related to a voice of a user and device information of each of a plurality of devices; and a selecting unit configured to select a device from the plurality of devices on the basis of an aspect specified by at least one of the information related to the voice and the device information obtained by the input unit and the device information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Publication date: May 17, 2018
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuichiro KOYAMA, Kazuya TATEISHI