Patents by Inventor Yuya Hirano

Yuya Hirano 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: 10855639
    Abstract: Provided is an information processing apparatus including a selecting unit that selects a second user to be a target of notification of information on the basis of a result of behavior recognition with respect to a first user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Daisuke Mochizuki, Norihiko Sato, Shosuke Momotani, Kunihiko Miyake, Yuya Hirano, Kanahiro Shirota, Futoshi Takeuchi
  • Patent number: 10793380
    Abstract: A feeding apparatus includes a rotary member unit having a feeding rotary member to feed a recording material and a separating rotary member which forms a nip portion with the feeding rotary member, an output unit, and a control unit. Where a single recording material is fed to the nip portion, the separating rotary member is rotated in a predetermined direction by the single recording material and, where recording materials are overlapped with one another and fed to the nip portion, the separating rotary member rotation is stopped or rotated in a direction opposite to the predetermined direction to separate the overlapped recording materials. The output unit outputs a state signal in accordance with a separating rotary member rotation state. The control unit obtains a rotation speed of the separating rotary member from the state signal output and determines that the rotary member unit is replaced with a new product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yuya Hirano
  • Publication number: 20200213730
    Abstract: There is provided a voice processing system capable of acquiring user voice more clearly, the voice processing system including: a mounting unit configured to be attached to a user. The mounting unit includes at least three voice acquisition units configured to acquire voice data for beamforming.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2020
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toshiyuki SEKIYA, Hideto MORI, Makoto HANYUDA, Yu TOGASAKI, Yuya HIRANO
  • Patent number: 10686975
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing apparatus including an acquisition unit configured to acquire activity information associated with a user situation; and a control unit configured to control a capture angle of an image based on the activity information associated with the user situation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shunichiroh Sawai, Toru Amano, Yuya Hirano, Yasuyuki Koga, Satoshi Suzuno, Miki Tokitake
  • Publication number: 20200183484
    Abstract: The power supply is capable of operating in a first state and a second state having a consumption power lower than a consumption power of the first state. The power supply controls a first power supply in the first state such that a first DC voltage is a first voltage and controls the first power supply in the second state such that the first DC voltage is a second voltage lower than the first voltage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2019
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Inventors: Yuya Hirano, Junya Kobayashi, Masamitsu Watahiki
  • Patent number: 10674258
    Abstract: There is provided a voice processing system capable of acquiring user voice more clearly, the voice processing system including: a mounting unit configured to be attached to a user. The mounting unit includes at least three voice acquisition units configured to acquire voice data for beamforming.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toshiyuki Sekiya, Hideto Mori, Makoto Hanyuda, Yu Togasaki, Yuya Hirano
  • Publication number: 20200156565
    Abstract: A vehicular under cover includes an oblong hole-shaped through-hole and is assembled to a lower side of a vehicle so as to cover a lower part of the heat source. In a plan view, the through-hole is formed so that a longitudinal direction of the through-hole is inclined with respect to a front-rear direction of the vehicle. The inclination excludes an orthogonal direction to the front-rear direction of the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2019
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Inventors: Kazuya MATSUSHITA, Katsuhisa HIRANO, Hiromichi SATO, Go KUROYANAGI, Yuya CHONO, Hisashi JUFUKU
  • 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
  • Patent number: 10536085
    Abstract: The power supply apparatus includes a switching element connected to a primary winding of a transformer to which an input voltage is applied; a feedback unit configured to output a first feedback voltage according to an output voltage, the output voltage induced in a secondary winding of the transformer and output to a load; a current detection unit for detecting a current flowing to the switching element and output a second feedback voltage according to the current detected; a limiting unit for limiting the first feedback voltage so that the current flowing to the switching element is below a predetermined current value; an output unit for outputting a driving signal for the switching element based on the first feedback voltage limited by the limiting unit and on the second feedback voltage; and a control unit for controlling the switching element according to the driving signal output from the output unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: 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: 20190304485
    Abstract: [Object] To provide an information processing apparatus, an information processing method, and a program capable of specifying the privacy risk for a user. [Solution] An information processing apparatus including: a privacy risk specification unit configured to specify privacy risk information indicating a privacy risk for a user on the basis of action information indicating an action state of the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Inventor: YUYA HIRANO
  • Patent number: 10364109
    Abstract: The feeding apparatus includes a pick-up roller, a feed roller, a separation roller which forms a separation nip portion with the feed roller, an encoder, and an engine control unit. The engine control unit obtains variation in rotation speed of the separation roller based on a detection result of the encoder, and determines a life condition of the separation roller based on the obtained variation in rotation speed of the separation roller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yuya Hirano, Fumiaki Mizuno
  • Publication number: 20190222128
    Abstract: The power supply apparatus includes a switching element connected to a primary winding of a transformer to which an input voltage is applied; a feedback unit configured to output a first feedback voltage according to an output voltage, the output voltage induced in a secondary winding of the transformer and output to a load; a current detection unit for detecting a current flowing to the switching element and output a second feedback voltage according to the current detected; a limiting unit for limiting the first feedback voltage so that the current flowing to the switching element is below a predetermined current value; an output unit for outputting a driving signal for the switching element based on the first feedback voltage limited by the limiting unit and on the second feedback voltage; and a control unit for controlling the switching element according to the driving signal output from the output unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2018
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventor: Yuya Hirano
  • Patent number: 10306359
    Abstract: There is provided a voice processing system capable of acquiring user voice more clearly, the voice processing system including: a mounting unit configured to be attached to a user. The mounting unit includes at least three voice acquisition units configured to acquire voice data for beamforming.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toshiyuki Sekiya, Hideto Mori, Makoto Hanyuda, Yu Togasaki, Yuya Hirano
  • Patent number: 10280021
    Abstract: A feeding apparatus includes a feeding rotary member, a conveying rotary member pair, an output unit, a detection unit, and a control unit. The conveying rotary member pair includes first and second rotary members. The control unit stops a feeding operation when the detection unit does not detect the recording material by the time when a threshold time has elapsed after an operation of feeding a recording material is stated. The control unit determines that the recording material is stopped at a position on an upstream side relative to the nip portion in the feeding direction in a case where a rotation speed of the second rotary member, indicated by a state signal output from the output unit at least in a period of time from when the recording material reaches the nip portion to when the feeding operation is stopped, is faster than a threshold speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yuya Hirano
  • Publication number: 20190052784
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing apparatus including an acquisition unit configured to acquire activity information associated with a user situation; and a control unit configured to control a capture angle of an image based on the activity information associated with the user situation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2017
    Publication date: February 14, 2019
    Inventors: SHUNICHIROH SAWAI, TORU AMANO, YUYA HIRANO, YASUYUKI KOGA, SATOSHI SUZUNO, MIKI TOKITAKE
  • Publication number: 20190023513
    Abstract: A feeding apparatus includes a rotary member unit having a feeding rotary member to feed a recording material and a separating rotary member which forms a nip portion with the feeding rotary member, an output unit, and a control unit. Where a single recording material is fed to the nip portion, the separating rotary member is rotated in a predetermined direction by the single recording material and, where recording materials are overlapped with one another and fed to the nip portion, the separating rotary member rotation is stopped or rotated in a direction opposite to the predetermined direction to separate the overlapped recording materials. The output unit outputs a state signal in accordance with a separating rotary member rotation state. The control unit obtains a rotation speed of the separating rotary member from the state signal output and determines that the rotary member unit is replaced with a new product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2018
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Inventor: Yuya Hirano
  • Publication number: 20180317005
    Abstract: There is provided a voice processing system capable of acquiring user voice more clearly, the voice processing system including: a mounting unit configured to be attached to a user. The mounting unit includes at least three voice acquisition units configured to acquire voice data for beamforming.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2018
    Publication date: November 1, 2018
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toshiyuki SEKIYA, Hideto MORI, Makoto HANYUDA, Yu TOGASAKI, Yuya HIRANO
  • 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
  • Patent number: D902940
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: SONY INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT INC.
    Inventors: Yuya Hirano, Nobuyuki Sugawara, Hideo Niikura