Patents by Inventor Yukio Ichikawa

Yukio Ichikawa 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: 20220248098
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus receives a user selection of content to be reproduced by an external device connected to the information processing apparatus. A request to reproduce the user selected content is sent to the external device. Information indicating whether the external device has started reproducing the selected content is received from the external device. In response to the external device having started reproduction of the selected content, a thumbnail image is reproduced that corresponds to the content being reproduced by the external device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2022
    Publication date: August 4, 2022
    Applicant: Sony Group Corporation
    Inventors: Satoshi Hiroi, Yukio Ichikawa, Yumi Sato, Marie Suzuki, Yasushi Nakajima, Hiroshi Nagatani, Masahiro Hara, Hiroshi Horiki, Kouhei Fujimoto, Takeshi Matsuzawa, Hiroyuki Mitsubori, Sakae Houjou, Mingshan Yang
  • Patent number: 11343550
    Abstract: A transmission device encodes content data, divides the encoded content data into a plurality of pieces of transmission data, and transmits the pieces to, through a plurality of uploaders and a plurality of networks corresponding to the plurality of uploaders, a distribution device configured to perform content distribution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yukio Ichikawa, Makoto Urushihara
  • Patent number: 11336962
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus receives a user selection of content to be reproduced by an external device connected to the information processing apparatus. A request to reproduce the user selected content is sent to the external device. Information indicating whether the external device has started reproducing the selected content is received from the external device. In response to the external device having started reproduction of the selected content, a thumbnail image is reproduced that corresponds to the content being reproduced by the external device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Inventors: Satoshi Hiroi, Yukio Ichikawa, Yumi Sato, Marie Suzuki, Yasushi Nakajima, Hiroshi Nagatani, Masahiro Hara, Hiroshi Horiki, Kouhei Fujimoto, Takeshi Matsuzawa, Hiroyuki Mitsubori, Sakae Houjou, Mingshan Yang
  • Publication number: 20210289242
    Abstract: A transmission device encodes content data, divides the encoded content data into a plurality of pieces of transmission data, and transmits the pieces to, through a plurality of uploaders and a plurality of networks corresponding to the plurality of uploaders, a distribution device configured to perform content distribution.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2017
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Inventors: YUKIO ICHIKAWA, MAKOTO URUSHIHARA
  • Patent number: 11012619
    Abstract: High image quality real-time distribution of omnidirectional images is enabled. An imaging unit obtains a front image and a back image each having an ultra-wide viewing angle of greater than or equal to 180°. A transmission unit transmits the front image and the back image each having the ultra-wide viewing angle to an external device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Yukio Ichikawa, Makoto Urushihara, Yukinobu Mine
  • Publication number: 20210139658
    Abstract: Provided is a reinforcing material having high interfacial adhesion with a matrix resin. The reinforcing material containing a covering layer according to an embodiment of the present invention includes a reinforcing material that imparts strength to a matrix resin by being combined with the matrix resin, and a covering layer formed on a surface of the reinforcing material, in which the covering layer is formed of a vaporized material generated by heating the resin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2019
    Publication date: May 13, 2021
    Inventors: Yukio ICHIKAWA, Yukihiro HIGASHIYAMA, Haruo MIYATA, Nobuo OGURA, Akio NAMEKAWA, Susumu KAWAGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20210136453
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus receives a user selection of content to be reproduced by an external device connected to the information processing apparatus. A request to reproduce the user selected content is sent to the external device. Information indicating whether the external device has started reproducing the selected content is received from the external device. In response to the external device having started reproduction of the selected content, a thumbnail image is reproduced that corresponds to the content being reproduced by the external device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2021
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Satoshi Hiroi, Yukio Ichikawa, Yumi Sato, Marie Suzuki, Yasushi Nakajima, Hiroshi Nagatani, Masahiro Hara, Hiroshi Horiki, Kouhei Fujimoto, Takeshi Matsuzawa, Hiroyuki Mitsubori, Sakae Houjou, Mingshan Yang
  • Patent number: 10965990
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus receives a user selection of content to be reproduced by an external device connected to the information processing apparatus. A request to reproduce the user selected content is sent to the external device. Information indicating whether the external device has started reproducing the selected content is received from the external device. In response to the external device having started reproduction of the selected content, a thumbnail image is reproduced that corresponds to the content being reproduced by the external device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Inventors: Satoshi Hiroi, Yukio Ichikawa, Yumi Sato, Marie Suzuki, Yasushi Nakajima, Hiroshi Nagatani, Masahiro Hara, Hiroshi Horiki, Kouhei Fujimoto, Takeshi Matsuzawa, Hiroyuki Mitsubori, Sakae Houjou, Mingshan Yang
  • Publication number: 20210080400
    Abstract: An image restoration apparatus includes: an image acquisition unit that acquires a mask image generated by masking, by a mask region, a predetermined region of an article image in which an article is imaged; and an image output unit that outputs a restored image corresponding to the mask image acquired by the image acquisition unit by using a restorer pre-trained by machine learning so as to output the restored image, which is restored from the mask image to reproduce the article image in a pseudo manner, according to an input of the mask image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2020
    Publication date: March 18, 2021
    Applicant: AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yasuyuki Kuno, Yukio Ichikawa, Masataka Toda, Masaru Hisanaga, Norihiro Miwa, Jin Nozawa
  • Patent number: 10887501
    Abstract: An inspection device includes: an inspection pattern creating unit that creates an inspection pattern in which first regions each colored with a color different from each other and second regions each colored with a mixed color obtained by mixing at least two of colors with which the first regions are colored are alternately arranged; an irradiation unit that irradiates a surface of an inspection target with the inspection pattern while sliding the inspection pattern by a movement amount; a captured image acquisition unit that acquires a captured image obtained by imaging the surface of the inspection target irradiated with the inspection pattern; and a determination unit that generates color component images obtained by separating the acquired captured image for each of color components of the colors and determines whether or not there is a defect in the surface of the inspection target based on the color component images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Munehiro Takayama, Masataka Toda, Yukio Ichikawa
  • Patent number: 10788430
    Abstract: A surface inspection apparatus includes: an inspection pattern forming unit that forms inspection patterns; a projection unit that projects the inspection patterns onto an inspection target object; a captured image acquiring unit that acquires captured images of the inspection target object; an edge extraction image creating unit that extracts edges from captured images, and creates edge extraction images; a correction coefficient setting unit that sets a correction coefficient for correcting intensities of edges in the edge extraction image; an intensity correcting unit that corrects the intensities of the edges; a corrected edge extraction image creating unit that creates corrected edge extraction images; an integrated image creating unit that creates a single integrated image by integrating the brightness values at the same position of the inspection target object; and a determination unit that determines the presence or absence of unevenness on a surface of the inspection target object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Jin Nozawa, Yasuyuki Kuno, Yukio Ichikawa, Masataka Toda, Munehiro Takayama
  • Patent number: 10771851
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus receives a user selection of content to be reproduced by an external device connected to the information processing apparatus. A request to reproduce the user selected content is sent to the external device. Information indicating whether the external device has started reproducing the selected content is received from the external device. In response to the external device having started reproduction of the selected content, a thumbnail image is reproduced that corresponds to the content being reproduced by the external device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Satoshi Hiroi, Yukio Ichikawa, Yumi Sato, Marie Suzuki, Yasushi Nakajima, Hiroshi Nagatani, Masahiro Hara, Hiroshi Horiki, Kouhei Fujimoto, Takeshi Matsuzawa, Hiroyuki Mitsubori, Sakae Houjou, Mingshan Yang
  • Patent number: 10743043
    Abstract: A management device includes a storage management unit configured to store, in a storage unit in accordance with a priority, a plurality of pieces of transmission data having corresponding time information among a plurality of pieces of transmission data generated by dividing a plurality of pieces of content data each encoded for a channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yukio Ichikawa, Makoto Urushihara
  • Publication number: 20200204714
    Abstract: An inspection device includes: an inspection pattern creating unit that creates an inspection pattern in which first regions each colored with a color different from each other and second regions each colored with a mixed color obtained by mixing at least two of colors with which the first regions are colored are alternately arranged; an irradiation unit that irradiates a surface of an inspection target with the inspection pattern while sliding the inspection pattern by a movement amount; a captured image acquisition unit that acquires a captured image obtained by imaging the surface of the inspection target irradiated with the inspection pattern; and a determination unit that generates color component images obtained by separating the acquired captured image for each of color components of the colors and determines whether or not there is a defect in the surface of the inspection target based on the color component images.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2019
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Applicant: AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Munehiro TAKAYAMA, Masataka TODA, Yukio ICHIKAWA
  • Publication number: 20200162670
    Abstract: High image quality real-time distribution of omnidirectional images is enabled. An imaging unit obtains a front image and a back image each having an ultra-wide viewing angle of greater than or equal to 180°. A transmission unit transmits the front image and the back image each having the ultra-wide viewing angle to an external device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2018
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Inventors: Yukio Ichikawa, Makoto Urushihara, Yukinobu Mine
  • Publication number: 20190289344
    Abstract: A management device includes a storage management unit configured to store, in a storage unit in accordance with a priority, a plurality of pieces of transmission data having corresponding time information among a plurality of pieces of transmission data generated by dividing a plurality of pieces of content data each encoded for a channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2017
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Inventors: YUKIO ICHIKAWA, MAKOTO URUSHIHARA
  • Patent number: 10410336
    Abstract: An inspection device includes: an irradiation unit irradiating an inspection target with light by causing a predetermined position within a display screen to emit light; a captured image acquisition unit acquiring a captured image obtained by imaging the inspection target; a calculation unit calculating coordinates in the display screen corresponding to coordinates in the captured image on the basis of light emission position coordinate information and light reception position coordinate information indicating coordinates of a light emission position and a light reception position; and an inspection pattern creation unit creating an inspection pattern which is displayed on the display screen so that first patterns and second patterns are alternately arranged in the captured image and which is used to inspect presence a defect on a surface of the inspection target, on the basis of a calculation result of the calculation unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Munehiro Takayama, Akira Kozakai, Masataka Toda, Yukio Ichikawa
  • Publication number: 20190212275
    Abstract: A surface inspection apparatus includes: an inspection pattern forming unit that forms inspection patterns; a projection unit that projects the inspection patterns onto an inspection target object; a captured image acquiring unit that acquires captured images of the inspection target object; an edge extraction image creating unit that extracts edges from captured images, and creates edge extraction images; a correction coefficient setting unit that sets a correction coefficient for correcting intensities of edges in the edge extraction image; an intensity correcting unit that corrects the intensities of the edges; a corrected edge extraction image creating unit that creates corrected edge extraction images; an integrated image creating unit that creates a single integrated image by integrating the brightness values at the same position of the inspection target object; and a determination unit that determines the presence or absence of unevenness on a surface of the inspection target object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2019
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Applicant: AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Jin Nozawa, Yasuyuki Kuno, Yukio Ichikawa, Masataka Toda, Munehiro Takayama
  • Publication number: 20180234733
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus receives a user selection of content to be reproduced by an external device connected to the information processing apparatus. A request to reproduce the user selected content is sent to the external device. Information indicating whether the external device has started reproducing the selected content is received from the external device. In response to the external device having started reproduction of the selected content, a thumbnail image is reproduced that corresponds to the content being reproduced by the external device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2018
    Publication date: August 16, 2018
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Satoshi Hiroi, Yukio Ichikawa, Yumi Sato, Marie Suzuki, Yasushi Nakajima, Hiroshi Nagatani, Masahiro Hara, Hiroshi Horiki, Kouhei Fujimoto, Takeshi Matsuzawa, Hiroyuki Mitsubori, Sakae Houjou, Mingshan Yang
  • Publication number: 20180063586
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus receives a user selection of content to be reproduced by an external device connected to the information processing apparatus. A request to reproduce the user selected content is sent to the external device. Information indicating whether the external device has started reproducing the selected content is received from the external device. In response to the external device having started reproduction of the selected content, a thumbnail image is reproduced that corresponds to the content being reproduced by the external device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2017
    Publication date: March 1, 2018
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Satoshi Hiroi, Yukio Ichikawa, Yumi Sato, Marie Suzuki, Yasushi Nakajima, Hiroshi Nagatani, Masahiro Hara, Hiroshi Horiki, Kouhei Fujimoto, Takeshi Matsuzawa, Hiroyuki Mitsubori, Sakae Houjou, Mingshan Yang