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1 EP3630318A1
SELECTIVE ACCELERATION OF EMULATION
Publication/Patent Number: EP3630318A1 Publication Date: 2020-04-08 Application Number: 18806655.9 Filing Date: 2018-04-24 Inventor: Stine, Jacob   Tolstov, Dmitri   Norton, Geoffrey   Kazama, Takayuki   Assignee: Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.   IPC: A63F13/30
2 US2019049728A1
IMAGE GENERATION APPARATUS AND IMAGE GENERATION METHOD
Publication/Patent Number: US2019049728A1 Publication Date: 2019-02-14 Application Number: 16/160,612 Filing Date: 2018-10-15 Inventor: Oto, Tomohiro   Benson, Simon Mark   Bickerstaff, Iam Henry   Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.   Sony Computer Entertainment Europe Ltd   IPC: G02B27/01 Abstract: Methods and apparatus provide for acquiring information relating to at least one of a position and a rotation of a user's head wearing a head-mounted display; generating an image for the head-mounted display using information relating to at least one of a position and a rotation acquired at a certain point of time; and a correcting process includes receiving updated information relating to at least one of a position and a rotation at a different point of time and correcting the image generated using the updated information. The generating the image includes using the information relating to at least one of the position and the rotation in a first frequency; and the correcting includes receiving updated information relating to at least one of a position and a rotation in a second frequency corresponding to a frame rate of the head-mounted display. The correcting includes multiple times of correction of the image generated in the first frequency using a plurality of the updated information in the second frequency, which is higher than the first frequency. Methods and apparatus provide for acquiring information relating to at least one of a position and a rotation of a user's head wearing a head-mounted display; generating an image for the head-mounted display using information relating to at least one of a position and a rotation ...More ...Less
3 US9927964B2
Customization of GUI layout based on history of use
Publication/Patent Number: US9927964B2 Publication Date: 2018-03-27 Application Number: 14/671,851 Filing Date: 2015-03-27 Inventor: Zalewski, Gary M.   Nicholson, Charles   Assignee: SONY COMPUTER ENTERTAINMENT INC.   IPC: G06N7/00 Abstract: A hand-held electronic device has a processor that is operably coupled to the visual display and touch interface. The hand held electronic device includes instructions executable by the processor configured to present an image on the visual display containing one or more active elements; perform a tessellation that divides the image into one or more regions that fill the display, each region corresponds to a different active element, a size of each region depends on a corresponding probability of use of the corresponding active element within a given time frame; correlate one or more active portions of the touch interface to a corresponding one or more of the regions; and activate a particular active element in response to a touch on a corresponding active portion. A hand-held electronic device has a processor that is operably coupled to the visual display and touch interface. The hand held electronic device includes instructions executable by the processor configured to present an image on the visual display containing one or more active ...More ...Less
4 USD825531S1
Controller for electronic device
Publication/Patent Number: USD825531S1 Publication Date: 2018-08-14 Application Number: 29/558,078 Filing Date: 2016-03-15 Inventor: Nokuo, Taichi   Assignee: SONY COMPUTER ENTERTAINMENT INC.   IPC:
5 JP6257258B2
IMAGE PROJECTION SYSTEM AND CARD
Publication/Patent Number: JP6257258B2 Publication Date: 2018-01-10 Application Number: 2013215815 Filing Date: 2013-10-16 Inventor: Sakamoto, Jun   Yamagishi, Ken   Kuji, Takuya   Assignee: SONY COMPUTER ENTERTAINMENT INC   IPC: A63F13/80 Abstract: PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To provide a technology that provides a card with an excellent visual effect.SOLUTION: An image projection system 1 includes a card 10 that is a card provided with a marker for identifying the card
6 EP3280505A1
FILTERING AND PARENTAL CONTROL METHODS FOR RESTRICTING VISUAL ACTIVITY ON A HEAD MOUNTED DISPLAY
Publication/Patent Number: EP3280505A1 Publication Date: 2018-02-14 Application Number: 16715221.4 Filing Date: 2016-03-29 Inventor: Umminger, Frederick   Stafford, Jeffrey Roger   Osman, Steven   Assignee: Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.   IPC: A63F13/69
7 US9866897B2
Information processing apparatus, video recording reservation supporting method, and computer program
Publication/Patent Number: US9866897B2 Publication Date: 2018-01-09 Application Number: 15/052,416 Filing Date: 2016-02-24 Inventor: Ishizuka, Kensaku   Kobayashi, Yuki   Assignee: Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.   IPC: H04N21/472 Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes: a video recording reserving section configured to reserve video recording of a program in response to an operation performed by a user; and a comment posting section configured to post a comment on a predetermined website offering a predetermined webpage, the comment being supplemented with a uniform resource locator (URL) indicative of the program of which the video recording has been reserved on the information processing apparatus, the URL causing a video recording reservation screen for the program to be displayed when selected on a screen of the predetermined webpage displayed on another apparatus. An information processing apparatus includes: a video recording reserving section configured to reserve video recording of a program in response to an operation performed by a user; and a comment posting section configured to post a comment on a predetermined website offering a ...More ...Less
8 US9868065B2
Information processing device
Publication/Patent Number: US9868065B2 Publication Date: 2018-01-16 Application Number: 14/655,989 Filing Date: 2014-01-21 Inventor: Ishida, Takayuki   Ota, Osamu   Assignee: Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.   IPC: G09B19/18 Abstract: A game system that can offer motivation promoting participation to players is provided. An information processing device accepts an investment instruction to specify any of plural game players as an investment-target player from an investor player and records a play result of a game by the investment-target player. Furthermore, the information processing device decides investment performance of the investor player according to the play result of the game recorded about the investment-target player specified by the investor player. A game system that can offer motivation promoting participation to players is provided. An information processing device accepts an investment instruction to specify any of plural game players as an investment-target player from an investor player and records a play result of a ...More ...Less
9 US9876781B2
Information processing device
Publication/Patent Number: US9876781B2 Publication Date: 2018-01-23 Application Number: 14/897,837 Filing Date: 2014-03-03 Inventor: Ogawa, Tomohiro   Tsuchiya, Akitsugu   Takahashi, Masaki   Assignee: Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.   IPC: H04L9/32 Abstract: A login controller has a function of allowing a user to log in to an information processing apparatus. A sign-in controller has a function of allowing the user to sign in to a network service provided by a server. At login time, a login information receiving unit receives a pass code input by the user for login authentication. A login processing unit performs login authentication using the received pass code. If it is determined that the pass code received by the login processing unit is incorrect, a sign-in processing unit causes the user to sign out of the network service. When the user again signs in to the network service, a screen generating unit receives the pass code for login authentication. A registration processing section then registers the received pass code in a registered user information holding section as a new pass code. A login controller has a function of allowing a user to log in to an information processing apparatus. A sign-in controller has a function of allowing the user to sign in to a network service provided by a server. At login time, a login information receiving unit receives a pass ...More ...Less
10 US9868061B2
Information processing system, information processing method, information processing program, computer-readable recording medium on which information processing program is recorded, and information processing device
Publication/Patent Number: US9868061B2 Publication Date: 2018-01-16 Application Number: 14/377,394 Filing Date: 2012-10-26 Inventor: Ikenaga, Toshiya   Assignee: Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.   IPC: A63F13/40 Abstract: The moving images of a program being executed on one terminal can be effectively viewed on another terminal even if the state of communication between the program-executing terminal and the server or the other terminal is not good. There is provided an information processing system including: a first information processing device including first operation information acquisition section which sequentially acquires operation information input by a user, first execution section which executes an application using the operation information acquired sequentially by the first operation information acquisition section, and operation information transmission section which sequentially transmits the operation information via a network; and a second information processing device including second operation information acquisition section which sequentially acquires the operation information transmitted from the first operation information transmission section, and second execution section which executes the application using the operation information acquired sequentially by the second operation information acquisition section. The moving images of a program being executed on one terminal can be effectively viewed on another terminal even if the state of communication between the program-executing terminal and the server or the other terminal is not good. There is provided an information processing ...More ...Less
11 US9857871B2
Apparatus and method for dynamic graphics rendering based on saccade detection
Publication/Patent Number: US9857871B2 Publication Date: 2018-01-02 Application Number: 14/845,862 Filing Date: 2015-09-04 Inventor: Mallinson, Dominic Saul   Assignee: Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.   IPC: G06F1/32 Abstract: A method for rendering computer graphics based on saccade detection is provided. One embodiment of the method includes rendering a computer simulated scene for display to a user, detecting an onset of a saccade that causes saccadic masking in an eye movement of the user viewing the computer simulated scene, and reducing a computing resource used for rendering frames of the computer simulated scene during at least a portion of a duration of the saccade. Systems perform similar steps, and non-transitory computer readable storage mediums each storing one or more computer programs are also provided. A method for rendering computer graphics based on saccade detection is provided. One embodiment of the method includes rendering a computer simulated scene for display to a user, detecting an onset of a saccade that causes saccadic masking in an eye movement of the user viewing ...More ...Less
12 US9881382B2
Methods for capturing images of a control object and tracking to control interfacing with video game objects
Publication/Patent Number: US9881382B2 Publication Date: 2018-01-30 Application Number: 14/877,844 Filing Date: 2015-10-07 Inventor: Marks, Richard L   Assignee: Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.   IPC: G06T7/246 Abstract: Methods for real time motion capture for controlling an object in a video game are provided. One method includes defining a model of a control object and identifying a marker on the control object. The method also includes capturing movement associated with the control object with a video capture device. Then, interpreting the movement associated with the control object to change a position of the model based on data captured through the video capture device, wherein the data captured includes the marker. The method includes moving the video game object presented on the display screen in substantial real-time according to the change of position of the model. Methods for real time motion capture for controlling an object in a video game are provided. One method includes defining a model of a control object and identifying a marker on the control object. The method also includes capturing movement associated with the control object ...More ...Less
13 ES2667497T3
Programa, dispositivo y método de procesamiento de video, y dispositivo de imagen montado con dispositivo de procesamiento de video
Title (English): Video processing scheme, apparatus and method, and image device for installing video processing device
Publication/Patent Number: ES2667497T3 Publication Date: 2018-05-11 Application Number: 10826254 Filing Date: 2010-07-13 Inventor: Ohba, Akio   Inada, Tetsugo   Segawa, Hiroyuki   Assignee: Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.   IPC: H04N5/225
14 US9868057B2
Information processing system, information processing method, information processing program, and computer-readable storage medium storing the information processing program
Publication/Patent Number: US9868057B2 Publication Date: 2018-01-16 Application Number: 15/071,642 Filing Date: 2016-03-16 Inventor: Ishii, Makoto   Ikenaga, Toshiya   Assignee: Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.   IPC: A63F13/20 Abstract: Methods and apparatus provide for: executing a game program in response to each of a plurality of operation signals that input to each of the plurality of ports of a controller port from a plurality of operation devices, wherein the controller port comprises the plurality of ports to which the plurality of operation signals are input from the plurality of operation devices via a network; assigning the plurality of the operation devices to the plurality of ports; obtaining connection information indicating a connection status between the plurality of ports and the plurality of operation devices; and changing the assignment of the plurality of operation devices to the plurality of ports depending on the obtained connection status. Methods and apparatus provide for: executing a game program in response to each of a plurality of operation signals that input to each of the plurality of ports of a controller port from a plurality of operation devices, wherein the controller port comprises the plurality of ...More ...Less
15 US9878235B2
Transitioning gameplay on a head-mounted display
Publication/Patent Number: US9878235B2 Publication Date: 2018-01-30 Application Number: 14/231,609 Filing Date: 2014-03-31 Inventor: Mao, Xiadong   Osman, Steven   Assignee: Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.   IPC: A63F13/493 Abstract: A method for transitioning gameplay is provided, the method including: receiving a signal to interrupt gameplay of a video game, the gameplay being presented on a head-mounted display; in response to receiving the signal, transitioning the gameplay from an active state to a paused state; wherein transitioning the gameplay includes identifying an intensity of a gameplay aspect, and progressively reducing the intensity of the gameplay aspect before entering the paused state. A method for transitioning gameplay is provided, the method including: receiving a signal to interrupt gameplay of a video game, the gameplay being presented on a head-mounted display; in response to receiving the signal, transitioning the gameplay from an active state to a ...More ...Less
16 US9858643B2
Image generating device, image generating method, and program
Publication/Patent Number: US9858643B2 Publication Date: 2018-01-02 Application Number: 14/813,605 Filing Date: 2015-07-30 Inventor: Hirata, Shinichi   Yamagishi, Takeshi   Furumura, Kyoko   Nishimaki, Yoichi   Assignee: Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.   IPC: G06T11/00 Abstract: An image generating device includes: a storage section that stores images of surrounding spaces centered at plural different fixed points; a detecting section that detects translational movement on the basis of the location of the point of view; an image processor that acquires an image of a displaying target by clipping out part of the image of the surrounding space centered at the fixed point, stored in the storage section, on the basis of the location of the point of view and the direction of the line of sight; and a switching section that makes switching to the image of the surrounding space centered at another fixed point closest to the point of view after translational movement if the plural different fixed points are so disposed that the surrounding spaces centered at the fixed points overlap with each other in a world coordinate system and translational movement is detected. An image generating device includes: a storage section that stores images of surrounding spaces centered at plural different fixed points; a detecting section that detects translational movement on the basis of the location of the point of view; an image processor that acquires ...More ...Less
17 EP2883370B1
INFORMATION PROCESSING TERMINAL, INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD, PROGRAM, AND INFORMATION STORAGE MEDIUM
Publication/Patent Number: EP2883370B1 Publication Date: 2018-03-21 Application Number: 13752976.4 Filing Date: 2013-08-06 Inventor: Webb, Jonathan Warren   Nishina, Eiichi   Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.   Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC   IPC: H04W4/02