Patents by Inventor Yusuke Nakagawa

Yusuke Nakagawa 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: 20220134221
    Abstract: [Solving Means] This information processing apparatus includes: a generation unit that generates, on the basis of characteristic information items of a plurality of haptic presentation units having different characteristics, preparation information items to be used by the plurality of haptic presentation units to perform haptic presentation to a user. The plurality of haptic presentation units having different characteristics performs haptic presentation to the user on the basis of the preparation information items generated on the basis of the characteristic information items of the plurality of haptic presentation units, and thus, it is possible to improve the quality of haptic presentation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2020
    Publication date: May 5, 2022
    Inventors: IKUO YAMANO, AYUMI NAKAGAWA, YUSUKE NAKAGAWA
  • Patent number: 11314333
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing device to cause vibration to be generated suitable for a state between an information processing device including a vibrating device and a user, the information processing device including: corrected vibration data configured to generate corrected information for correcting a strength of vibration data for a vibrating device including a vibrator on a basis of information provided from a detecting unit configured to detect a contact state of the vibrating device; and an vibration signal generating unit configured to generate a vibration signal from the corrected vibration data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ikuo Yamano, Osamu Ito, Yosuke Matsuzaki, Ryo Yokoyama, Shinsaku Hirano, Yusuke Nakagawa
  • Patent number: 11301031
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus that includes a display control unit that generates display information for controlling a display device to display a first virtual object defined in a virtual space, and a second virtual object different from the first virtual object, and a controller that controls the display device are provided. The controller controls, when determining that a reference position of the first virtual object is located inside the second virtual object, the display device to display the first virtual object at a position at which the first virtual object is externally tangent to the second virtual object, and controls, when determining that an operation to space the first virtual object away from the second virtual object is performed, a display position of the first virtual object such that the reference position and the display position of the first virtual object gradually become the same in association with the operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryo Yokoyama, Yusuke Nakagawa, Ikuo Yamano
  • Patent number: 11296453
    Abstract: A waterproof structure of a connector 1 is configured to waterproof a cable 40 including a sheath 41 surrounding a plurality of wires 42, and a connector housing 10 connected to the plurality of wires 42 extending from a tip portion 41E of the sheath 41. The waterproof structure includes a seal member 50 collectively covering the plurality of wires 42 between the cable 40 and the connector housing 10. The seal member 50 has one end fitted onto the sheath 41 and in which the plurality of wires 42 extend from the tip portion 41E with any arrangement relation, and another end fitted into the connector housing 10.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Inventors: Hirokazu Komori, Yusuke Nakagawa
  • Publication number: 20220080304
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus according to an embodiment of the present technology includes: a haptic control unit. The haptic control unit controls, on the basis of a haptic presentation signal according to haptic content to be presented to a haptic presentation apparatus and contact body information relating to a contact body that is in contact with the haptic presentation apparatus, a haptic output signal to be output to the haptic presentation apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2020
    Publication date: March 17, 2022
    Applicant: SONY GROUP CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ikuo YAMANO, Yusuke NAKAGAWA, Ayumi NAKAGAWA
  • Patent number: 11217266
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing device to achieve more flexible correction of a recognized sentence, the information processing device including: a comparison unit configured to compare first sound-related information obtained from collected first utterance information with second sound-related information obtained from collected second utterance information; and a setting unit configured to set a new delimiter position different from a result of speech-to-text conversion associated with the first utterance information on a basis of a comparison result obtained by the comparison unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shinichi Kawano, Yuhei Taki, Yusuke Nakagawa, Ayumi Kato
  • Patent number: 11205942
    Abstract: A motor includes an annular core formed by stacking a plurality of electromagnetic steel sheets; end plates disposed at both ends of the core in an axial direction; a balance weight disposed on a side of one of the end plates, the side being opposite the core; and a spacer disposed between the one of the end plates and the balance weight, the spacer being configured to create a space between the one of the end plates and the balance weight. The motor is entirely fastened by allowing at least one of a plurality of rivets arranged in a circumferential direction of the core to pass through the core and the end plates in the axial direction, and allowing remaining at least one rivet to pass through the core, the end plates, the spacer, and the balance weight in the axial direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Ryohei Uno, Koji Masumoto, Yuki Tamura, Kenjiro Motomura, Yusuke Nakagawa, Kei Iwata
  • Patent number: 11198059
    Abstract: Provided is a vibration control apparatus for controlling a vibration mechanism. The vibration control apparatus receives, from a user, correction information specifying a correction to be made when the vibration mechanism is to be vibrated, acquires tactile sensory vibration data descriptive of a vibration causing the user to feel a tactile sensation, obtains corrected vibration data by correcting the acquired tactile sensory vibration data in accordance with the correction information, and vibrates the vibration mechanism by using the corrected vibration data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Yukari Konishi, Yusuke Nakagawa
  • Publication number: 20210382294
    Abstract: An image pickup apparatus manufacturing method includes: modifying glass inside a glass block using a laser to produce a first modified space including a first path connected to an exterior surface of the glass block; etching the first modified space to produce an optical member that internally includes an optical space including a lens surface and connected to a first hole including an opening in the exterior surface; and installing, on the optical member, an image pickup member configured to receive a subject image formed by light condensed by the optical member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2021
    Publication date: December 9, 2021
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuki ITO, Yusuke NAKAGAWA
  • Publication number: 20210373317
    Abstract: An optical transducer for endoscope includes an optical element, an optical fiber, and a ferrule, the ferrule including a semiconductor substrate and a glass substrate, in which: the semiconductor substrate has an insertion hole penetrating therethrough; an optical fiber is inserted into the insertion hole; the semiconductor substrate has a trench connected with the insertion hole and having an opening in a side surface; the trench has a convex on a bottom surface; and when a distal end surface of the optical fiber is observed from an opening of side surface of the tech, at least a part of the distal end surface is shielded by the convex.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2021
    Publication date: December 2, 2021
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yusuke NAKAGAWA
  • Patent number: 11172812
    Abstract: An endoscope includes an opto-electric composite module, an optical fiber, and a plurality of electric cables each including a core wire and a shielding wire. The opto-electric composite module includes a light emitting device, a wiring board including a plurality of bonding electrodes to which the plurality of core wires are bonded, a ferrule causing the optical fiber inserted into a first through hole to be optically coupled to the light emitting device, and a cable holder having grooves to which the plurality of core wires are fixed with the plurality of core wires so disposed as to be bonded to the plurality of respective bonding electrodes. The cable holder is a holder conductor electrically connected to a ground potential electrode of the image pickup device, and the shielding wires in the electric cables are bonded to the holder conductor of the cable holder via an electrically conductive member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Youhei Sakai, Keiichi Kobayashi, Yusuke Nakagawa
  • Patent number: 11173393
    Abstract: A control apparatus for an operation device, the control apparatus being connected to the operation device including an operation member and a tactile presentation mechanism, the control apparatus receives an operational input by a user to the operation member, presents a tactile sensation that corresponds to the operational input to the user by causing the tactile presentation mechanism to operate when the operational input is received, and varies contents of the tactile sensation to be presented to the user in accordance with contents of the received operational input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Yusuke Nakagawa, Yukari Konishi, Ikuo Yamano
  • Patent number: 11170615
    Abstract: There is provided a mechanism capable of suppressing deterioration in user experience accompanied by feedback due to vibration. An information processing apparatus includes an acquisition unit that acquires vibration information for outputting intermittent vibration to an actuator; and a setting unit that sets an operation mode of a plurality of actuators capable of outputting vibration to the same user based on the vibration information as a first operation mode in which the same actuator continuously outputs each of the intermittent vibrations based on the vibration information or as a second operation mode in which the plurality of actuators share the intermittent vibrations while the same actuator discontinuously outputs each of the intermittent vibrations based on the vibration information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ayumi Nakagawa, Ikuo Yamano, Yusuke Nakagawa
  • Publication number: 20210324532
    Abstract: A steel sheet for can making and methods for manufacturing the same. The steel sheet includes, in order from a steel sheet side, an iron-nickel diffusion layer, a metallic chromium layer, and a chromium oxide layer. The iron-nickel diffusion layer has a nickel coating weight of 50 mg/m2 to 500 mg/m2 per surface of the steel sheet and a thickness of 0.060 ?m to 0.500 ?m per surface of the steel sheet. The metallic chromium layer includes a flat-like metallic chromium sublayer and a granular metallic chromium sublayer placed on a surface of the flat-like metallic chromium sublayer. The total chromium coating weight of both sublayers per surface of the steel sheet is 60 mg/m2 to 200 mg/m2. The chromium oxide layer has a chromium coating weight 3 mg/m2 to 10 mg/m2 per surface of the steel sheet in terms of metallic chromium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2019
    Publication date: October 21, 2021
    Applicant: JFE STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yusuke NAKAGAWA, Hanyou SOU, Yoichiro YAMANAKA
  • Publication number: 20210322871
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus including a control section to generate a control signal that controls an operation of a tactile feedback apparatus including a tactile feedback section. The control section changes control on the tactile feedback apparatus on the basis of a type of the tactile feedback section which is recognized by the control section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2021
    Publication date: October 21, 2021
    Inventors: AKIHIRO KOMORI, IKUO YAMANO, YUSUKE NAKAGAWA
  • Patent number: 11145172
    Abstract: A vibration control apparatus that is connectable to plural types of vibrating device, that identifies the type of the vibrating device actually connected to the vibration control apparatus, of the plural types of vibrating device, that obtains property information relating to the vibration property of the identified type of vibrating device, that accepts a vibration instruction, and that causes the connected vibrating device to vibrate for the content produced by correcting the content of the accepted vibration instruction in accordance with the obtained property information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Yusuke Nakagawa, Ikuo Yamano
  • Patent number: 11138984
    Abstract: Provided is an information processing apparatus including a file generation unit that generates a file including speech waveform data and vibration waveform data. The file generation unit cuts out waveform data in a to-be-synthesized band from first speech data, synthesizes waveform data extracted from a synthesizing band of vibration data with the to-be-synthesized band to generate second speech data, and encodes the second speech data to generate the file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takeshi Ogita, Ayumi Nakagawa, Ikuo Yamano, Yusuke Nakagawa
  • Patent number: 11130050
    Abstract: A controller device which is connected to an information processing apparatus and is to be worn on a user's hand. The controller device includes a device body to be gripped by the user, in which a sensor outputting a sensor output based on a change in a shape of a base part of the finger is disposed on the device body in a position so as to come into contact with the bases of at least some fingers of the user when the user grips the device body. The controller device receives information output from the sensor and related to the change in the shape of the base parts of the fingers of the user, and sends out the information to the connected information processing apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Yusuke Nakagawa, Yoichi Nishimaki, Yasushi Okumura, Shinichi Hirata, Takuya Kuji
  • Publication number: 20210296814
    Abstract: A waterproof structure of a connector 1 is configured to waterproof a cable 40 including a sheath 41 surrounding a plurality of wires 42, and a connector housing 10 connected to the plurality of wires 42 extending from a tip portion 41E of the sheath 41. The waterproof structure includes a seal member 50 collectively covering the plurality of wires 42 between the cable 40 and the connector housing 10. The seal member 50 has one end fitted onto the sheath 41 and in which the plurality of wires 42 extend from the tip portion 41E with any arrangement relation, and another end fitted into the connector housing 10.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2018
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Inventors: Hirokazu Komori, Yusuke Nakagawa
  • Publication number: 20210287497
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing device to reduce the difference in way of feeling a tactile sense in accordance with a state or situation, the information processing device including: an acquisition unit configured to acquire context information concerning a state or a situation user of an external environment or context information concerning a user; and a modulation unit configured to modulate a control signal for controlling a haptics unit for presenting haptics to a predetermined part of the user on the basis of the context information having been acquired.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2017
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryo YOKOYAMA, Ikuo YAMANO, Yusuke NAKAGAWA, Takeshi OGITA