Patents by Inventor Yuki Yamamoto

Yuki Yamamoto 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: 11330310
    Abstract: The present technology relates to an encoding device, an encoding method, a reproduction device, a reproduction method, and a program enabling each reproduction equipment to reproduce an appropriate content in a simplified manner. A content data decoding unit decodes encoded metadata and outputs zoom area information, which is included in metadata acquired as a result thereof, designating an area to be zoomed. A zoom area selecting unit selects one or a plurality of pieces of zoom area information from among the zoom area information. A video segmenting unit segments a zoom area represented by the selected zoom area information in a video based on video data and outputs zoom video data acquired as a result thereof. An audio converting unit performs an audio converting process according to the selected zoom area information for audio data and outputs zoom audio data acquired as a result thereof. The present technology can be applied to a reproduction device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Minoru Tsuji, Toru Chinen, Runyu Shi, Masayuki Nishiguchi, Yuki Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 11320759
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a rotatable photosensitive member. A charging member charges a surface of the photosensitive member. A developing roller carries developer. The developing roller supplies the developer in normal polarity to the surface of the photosensitive member. A regulating member regulates the developer on the developing roller. A common voltage applying unit applies charging voltage and regulating voltage. The regulating voltage is applied with the developing roller rotating such that a potential difference in a direction in which electrostatic force from the regulating member to the developing roller acts on the developer charged in the normal polarity, is formed between the regulating member and the developing roller, and in which the charging voltage to be applied in a non-image-forming period is controlled so as to be smaller in absolute value than in an image-forming period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Jun Miura, Yuki Yamamoto, Takashi Hiramatsu, Masanori Tanaka
  • Patent number: 11317205
    Abstract: This technology relates to an information processing apparatus for accurately notifying a mobile object of a position of a moving body nearby, and to an information processing method, a program, and a mobile object for use with the information processing apparatus. The information processing apparatus includes a moving body detection section that detects the moving body near the mobile object on the basis of information input from sensors, and a sound output control section that shifts the position of a sound image of a notification sound giving notification of the position of the moving body in keeping with a detected position thereof in motion. This technology can be applied to apparatuses, systems, or vehicles that provide driver assistance for preventing collision or contact with the moving body, for example.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation
    Inventors: Hirokazu Hashimoto, Ryosuke Tanaka, Yuki Yamamoto, Toru Chinen
  • Patent number: 11311568
    Abstract: The object of the present invention is to find a pharmaceutical having strong cancer therapeutic effect. The present invention provides a pharmaceutical composition for cancer therapy comprising a transcription or processing product of a gene encoding a miRNA, wherein said miRNA is one or more miRNAs selected from the group consisting of miR-3140, miR-137, miR-631, and miR-657, pharmaceutical composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: PURMX THERAPEUTICS, INC.
    Inventors: Hidetoshi Tahara, Masaki Kinehara, Yuki Yamamoto
  • Publication number: 20220116732
    Abstract: The present technology relates to an information processing device, a method, and a program that enable easy production of 3D Audio content. The information processing device includes a determination unit that determines one or more parameters constituting the metadata of an object on the basis of one or more pieces of attribute information of the object. The present technology can be applied to information processing devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2019
    Publication date: April 14, 2022
    Inventors: Yuki Yamamoto, Toru CHINEN, Minoru TSUJI
  • Patent number: 11299712
    Abstract: This invention provides a method for stably producing type II alveolar epithelial cells from pluripotent stem cells. Specifically, the invention relates to a method for producing type II alveolar epithelial cells from pluripotent stem cells comprising steps of: (1) culturing pluripotent stem cells in a medium containing activin A and a GSK3? inhibitor; (2) culturing the cells obtained in Step (1) in a medium containing a BMP inhibitor and a TGF? inhibitor; (3) culturing the cells obtained in Step (2) in a medium containing BMP4, retinoic acid, and a GSK3? inhibitor; (4) culturing the ventral anterior foregut cells obtained in Step (3) in a medium containing a GSK3? inhibitor, FGF10, KGF, and a NOTCH signal inhibitor; and (5) subjecting the alveolar epithelial progenitor cells obtained in Step (4) to three-dimensional culture in a medium containing a steroid drug, a cAMP derivative, a phosphodiesterase inhibitor, and KGF.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: KYOTO UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Shimpei Gotoh, Yuki Yamamoto, Satoshi Konishi, Michiaki Mishima
  • Publication number: 20220095066
    Abstract: The present technology relates to a sound processing apparatus and a sound processing system for enabling more stable localization of a sound image. A virtual speaker is assumed to exist on the lower side among the sides of a tetragon having its corners formed with four speakers surrounding a target sound image position on a spherical plane. Three-dimensional VBAP is performed with respect to the virtual speaker and the two speakers located at the upper right and the upper left, to calculate gains of the two speakers at the upper right and the upper left and the virtual speaker, the gains being to be used for fixing a sound image at the target sound image position. Further, two-dimensional VBAP is performed with respect to the lower right and lower left speakers, to calculate gains of the lower right and lower left speakers, the gains being to be used for fixing a sound image at the position of the virtual speaker.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2021
    Publication date: March 24, 2022
    Applicant: Sony Group Corporation
    Inventors: Yuki Yamamoto, Toru Chinen, Runyu Shi, Mitsuyuki Hatanaka
  • Publication number: 20220078371
    Abstract: The present technique relates to an apparatus and a method for video-audio processing, and a program each of which enables a desired object sound to be more simply and accurately separated. A video-audio processing apparatus includes a display control portion configured to cause a video object based on a video signal to be displayed; an object selecting portion configured to select the predetermined video object from the one video object or among a plurality of the video objects; and an extraction portion configured to extract an audio signal of the video object selected by the object selecting portion as an audio object signal. The present technique can be applied to a video-audio processing apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2021
    Publication date: March 10, 2022
    Applicant: Sony Group Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Honma, Yuki Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 11272306
    Abstract: The present technology relates to a sound processing apparatus and a sound processing system for enabling more stable localization of a sound image. A virtual speaker is assumed to exist on the lower side among the sides of a tetragon having its corners formed with four speakers surrounding a target sound image position on a spherical plane. Three-dimensional VBAP is performed with respect to the virtual speaker and the two speakers located at the upper right and the upper left, to calculate gains of the two speakers at the upper right and the upper left and the virtual speaker, the gains being to be used for fixing a sound image at the target sound image position. Further, two-dimensional VBAP is performed with respect to the lower right and lower left speakers, to calculate gains of the lower right and lower left speakers, the gains being to be used for fixing a sound image at the position of the virtual speaker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Yuki Yamamoto, Toru Chinen, Runyu Shi, Mitsuyuki Hatanaka
  • Patent number: 11265603
    Abstract: Provided are an information processing apparatus and method, a display control apparatus and method, a reproducing apparatus and method, and an information processing system that transmit a response of viewers acquired in a more natural way to a place where content is captured, enabling presentation in an easier-to-see way. The information processing apparatus receives motion information indicating motions of users watching video content and information indicating attributes of the users, and generates an excitement image by arranging information visually indicating a degree of excitement of each user determined on the basis of the motion information transmitted from a plurality of reproducing apparatuses at a position according to an attribute of each user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yukio Oobuchi, Yuichi Hasegawa, Yuki Yamamoto
  • Publication number: 20220059120
    Abstract: The present technology relates to a particular-sound detector and method, and a program that make it possible to improve the performance of detecting particular sounds. The particular-sound detector includes a particular-sound detecting section that detects a particular sound on a basis of a plurality of audio signals obtained by collecting sounds by a plurality of microphones provided to a wearable device. In addition, the plurality of the microphones includes two microphones that are equidistant at least from a sound source of the particular sound, and one microphone arranged at a predetermined position. The present technology can be applied to headphones.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2019
    Publication date: February 24, 2022
    Applicant: Sony Group Corporation
    Inventors: Yuki Yamamoto, Yuji Tokozume, Toru Chinen
  • Publication number: 20220020381
    Abstract: The present technology relates to an information processing device and method and a program that make it possible to reduce the total number of objects while the influence on the sound quality is suppressed. The information processing device includes a pass-through object selection unit configured to acquire data of L objects and select, from the L objects, M pass-through objects whose data is to be outputted as it is, and an object generation unit configured to generate, on the basis of the data of multiple non-pass-through objects that are not the pass-through objects among the L objects, the data of N new objects, N being smaller than (L?M). The present technology can be applied to an information processing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2019
    Publication date: January 20, 2022
    Applicant: Sony Group Corporation
    Inventors: Yuki Yamamoto, Toru Chinen, Minoru Tsuji, Yoshiaki Oikawa
  • Publication number: 20220017553
    Abstract: To provide a cobalt complex which is liquid at room temperature, useful for producing a cobalt-containing thin film under conditions without using an oxidizing gas. A cobalt complex represented by the following formula (1): L1-Co-L2??(1) wherein L1 and L2 represent a unidentate amide ligand of the following formula (A), a bidentate amide ligand of the following formula (B) or a hetero atom-containing ligand of the following formula (C): wherein R1 and R2 represent a C1-6 alkyl group or a tri(C1-6 alkyl)silyl group, and the wave line represents a binding site to the cobalt atom; wherein R3 represents a tri(C1-6 alkyl)silyl group, R4 and R5 represent a C1-4 alkyl group, and X represents a C1-6 alkylene group; wherein R6 and R8 represent a C1-6 alkyl group, R7 represents a hydrogen atom or a C1-4 alkyl group, Y represents an oxygen atom or NR9, Z represents an oxygen atom or NR10, and R9 and R10 independently represent a C1-6 alkyl group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2019
    Publication date: January 20, 2022
    Inventors: Hiroyuki OIKE, Teppei HAYAKAWA, Yuki YAMAMOTO, Taishi FURUKAWA, Ken-ichi TADA
  • Publication number: 20220019813
    Abstract: A device and a method that enable safe driving by performing object recognition using image analysis and inter-vehicle communication information are implemented. Provided are an image analysis unit that analyzes an image captured by a vehicle-mounted camera and performs object recognition in the image, an unknown object identification unit that identifies an unknown object in an image area determined to be an unknown object area as a result of analysis by the image analysis unit, and a communication unit that transmits information to an unknown object such as a second vehicle identified by the unknown object identification unit. The unknown object identification unit identifies the second vehicle, which is an unknown object in the image area determined to be the unknown object area, using the peripheral object information received through the communication unit. The communication unit transmits unknown object information or control information for travel control of the second vehicle to the second vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2019
    Publication date: January 20, 2022
    Inventors: RYUTA SATOH, YUSUKE HIEIDA, YUKI YAMAMOTO, KEITARO YAMAMOTO, SEUNGHA YANG
  • Patent number: 11225643
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for producing endothelial cells, including carrying out: (a) inducing a population of mesoderm-lineage cells containing endothelial progenitor cells from pluripotent stem cells without forming an embryoid body; and (b) culturing the population of mesoderm-lineage cells containing endothelial progenitor cells in the presence of RepSox, in this order. According to the present invention, endothelial cells with high quality can be efficiently produced from pluripotent stem cells. The endothelial cells obtained by the method of the present invention are useful for the production of, for example, a myocardial sheet, and expected to be utilized in the treatment of a heart disease. A myocardial sheet can be produced by mixing the endothelial cells obtained by the method of the present invention with myocardial cells and mural cells and culturing the cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: TAKARA BIO INC.
    Inventors: Yuki Yamamoto, Tatsuji Enoki, Yasuhiro Tosaka, Yoko Yamaguchi, Junichi Mineno
  • Publication number: 20220012552
    Abstract: An information processing device on a server side includes: a predetermined number of recognition units, for which a model updated by performing image recognition in a predetermined number of vehicles and executing unsupervised learning is each set, configured to perform image recognition on an image, on which image recognition has been performed in a predetermined number of the vehicles; and an evaluation value calculation unit configured to evaluate recognition results obtained in a predetermined number of the recognition units and calculate an evaluation value for each of the recognition units. The information processing device on the vehicle side includes an execution unit that executes unsupervised learning, and a determination unit that determines whether learning has been performed correctly or not for a model updated in the execution unit on the basis of an evaluation value found on the server side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2020
    Publication date: January 13, 2022
    Applicant: Sony Group Corporation
    Inventors: Yuki YAMAMOTO, Ryuta SATOH
  • Publication number: 20210409892
    Abstract: The present technology relates to an audio processing apparatus and method and a program that make it possible to obtain sound of higher quality. An acquisition unit acquires an audio signal and metadata of an object. A vector calculation unit calculates, based on a horizontal direction angle and a vertical direction angle included in the metadata of the object and indicative of an extent of a sound image, a spread vector indicative of a position in a region indicative of the extent of the sound image. A gain calculation unit calculates, based on the spread vector, a VBAP gain of the audio signal in regard to each speaker by VBAP. The present technology can be applied to an audio processing apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2021
    Publication date: December 30, 2021
    Applicant: Sony Group Corporation
    Inventors: Yuki Yamamoto, Toru Chinen, Minoru Tsuji
  • Patent number: 11212417
    Abstract: A controller of an image processing apparatus performs one or both of an enlargement process and a conversion process when a coded image in which information is coded is included in the image data. The enlargement process is a process of pasting an enlarged coded image instead of the coded image on the image data. The conversion process is a process of pasting decoded information instead of the coded image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Yuki Yamamoto
  • Publication number: 20210398546
    Abstract: There is provided a decoding device including at least one circuit configured to acquire one or more encoded audio signals including a plurality of channels and/or a plurality of objects and priority information for each of the plurality of channels and/or the plurality of objects, and to decode the one or more encoded audio signals according to the priority information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2021
    Publication date: December 23, 2021
    Applicant: Sony Group Corporation
    Inventors: Toru Chinen, Masayuki Nishiguchi, Runyu Shi, Mitsuyuki Hatanaka, Yuki Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 11184579
    Abstract: The present technique relates to an apparatus and a method for video-audio processing, and a program each of which enables a desired object sound to be more simply and accurately separated. A video-audio processing apparatus includes a display control portion configured to cause a video object based on a video signal to be displayed; an object selecting portion configured to select the predetermined video object from the one video object or among a plurality of the video objects; and an extraction portion configured to extract an audio signal of the video object selected by the object selecting portion as an audio object signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Honma, Yuki Yamamoto