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 new patent  Sharing recorded gameplay

A method for sharing gameplay of a video game is provided, including: recording, by a computer, a two-dimensional (2-D) video clip to a storage, the 2-D video clip generated from gameplay of a video game; receiving, by the computer, a request to share the 2-D video clip to a social... Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc

 new patent  Apparatus and dynamic graphics rendering based on saccade detection

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,... Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc

 new patent  Image pickup apparatus, information processing apparatus, display apparatus, information processing system, image data sending method, image displaying method, and computer program

An image pickup apparatus includes an image data production unit which produces data of images of a plurality of resolutions, from an image frame obtained by picking up an image of a target object as a moving picture for each pixel string which configures a row, and an image sending... Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc

Center device

Methods and apparatus provide for: communicating in respective paired relationships between a network interface and one or more controller devices operated by one or more users, respectively, via wired communication or wireless communication selected by the one or more users; and outputting light emission controls to the paired one or... Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc

Reader for rfid tag for near-field wireless communication and near-field wireless communication system

In a reader for an RFID tag for near-field wireless communication, an antenna selection switch includes a plurality of antennae arranged with an extent within a predetermined range for transmitting and receiving data to and from an RFID tag, and selects one antenna to be used for transmission and reception... Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc

Positional tracking system with holographic encoded positions

An emitter laser illuminates multiple reflectors each of which produces a unique robust code, with the laser being sequentially moved between illuminating successive reflectors. The reflectors send light to a holographic film, and the laser poses can be associated with the respective codes. Subsequently, an illuminator such as another laser... Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc

Dynamic display using holographic recorded pixels

A holographic film is encoded on a pixel-by-pixel basis by sequentially irradiating each pixel using a movable laser that directs light against a suitable object that in turn deflects the light toward the film. The film can then be used as a display for playing back demanded images using a... Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc

Method and improving efficiency without increasing latency in emulation of a legacy application title

Aspects of the present disclosure describe methods and apparatuses for improving efficiency in emulation. An emulated CPU receives inputs and generates a first set of frames. The frames are stored in a buffer on the emulator. Once all of the frames in the first set of frames have been produced,... Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc

Information processing apparatus

An information processing apparatus is provided that allows a user to execute, when a video image is displayed on a video image display apparatus worn on the head of the user, interactions with video images more intuitively. An information processing apparatus 10, connected to a video image display apparatus 40... Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc

Unmanned aerial vehicle movement via environmental airflow

An arena includes a porous surface through which an airflow is output, thereby providing lift for an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) to push the UAV away from the porous surface. The airflow may also provide thrust to push the UAV in a direction that is parallel to the porous surface.... Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc

Systems and methods for stereoscopic vision with head mounted display

An optical conveyance system is disclosed for relocating a visual input position of an electronic device. The electronic device has a frontside camera and a backside camera respectively positioned on opposite sides of the electronic device. An optical receiver is configured to receive visual input. An optical output is positioned... Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc

Head mounted display with multiple antennas

A head-mounted display (HMD) is provided, including the following: a transceiver; a plurality of antenna arrays; a selector configured to determine which of the antenna arrays is active for wireless communication of data by the transceiver; a display configured to render video data received by the transceiver through the active... Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc

Camera based safety mechanisms for users of head mounted displays

Methods and systems for warning a user of a head mounted display (HMD) during game play of a video game. A game is executed causing interactive scenes of the game to be transmitted for rendering on a display portion of the HMD. Coordinates of the HMD are determined in a... Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc

Delivery of spectator feedback content to virtual reality environments provided by head mounted display

Systems and methods for processing operations for delivering spectator feedback content to a head mounted display (HMD) of an HMD user are provided. A computer-implemented method includes providing a VR scene to an HMD user and capturing images of one or more spectators usable to detect a presence and emotional... Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc

Methods for providing interactive content in a virtual reality scene to guide an hmd user to safety within a real world space

Methods, systems, and computer readable media are provided for providing guidance to a user wearing a head mounted display. One example method includes tracking the user wearing the HMD in a real-world space. The method also includes identifying the real-world space and a safe zone within the real-world space for... Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc

Uav battery form factor and insertion/ejection methodologies

The present disclosure is related to unmanned aerial vehicles or drones that have a capability of quickly swapping batteries. This may be accomplished even as the drone continues to fly. A drone consistent with the present disclosure may drop one battery and pickup another using an attachment mechanism. Attachment mechanisms... Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc

Unmanned aerial vehicle movement via environmental interactions

An arena includes a porous surface through which an airflow is output, thereby providing lift for an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) to push the UAV away from the porous surface. The airflow may also provide thrust to push the UAV in a direction that is parallel to the porous surface.... Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc

Mechanical effects by way of software or real world engagement

A system can determine that a simulated (e.g., virtual) weapon has hit a UAV. This can include determining a simulated position of the simulated weapon and the relative position of the UAV. The system can then determine an area of effect for the weapon and determine if the UAV was... Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc

Uav positional anchors

Systems and methods for unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) positional anchors. Signals may be broadcast via a signal interface of an anchor in a defined space which also includes a UAV. The UAV is at one location within the defined space, and the anchor is at another location within the defined... Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc

Remote controlled object macro and autopilot system

A flight path management system manages flight paths for an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). The flight path management system receives a sequence of controller inputs for the UAV, and stores the sequence of controller inputs in a memory. The flight path management system accesses the memory and selects a selected... Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc

Predictive rf beamforming for head mounted display

A method is provided, including the following method operations: receiving captured images of an interactive environment in which a head-mounted display (HMD) is disposed; receiving inertial data processed from at least one inertial sensor of the HMD; analyzing the captured images and the inertial data to determine a predicted future... Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc

Head mounted display with heat image generation

A head mounted display (HMD) including a lens of optics configured for viewing virtual reality (VR) content. The HMD includes a display screen disposed behind the lens of optics such that the lens of optics is between the display screen and an eye of a user when the HMD is... Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc

Object holder for virtual reality interaction

Systems and methods for interacting with virtual reality (VR) space using a head mounted display includes detecting a real-world object in a real-world space in which a user is interacting the VR space. An image of the real-world object is presented in the VR space. The image of the real-world... Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc

Interaction context-based virtual reality

Conversation-based context rules for altering virtual reality (VR) gaming and for switching between input languages based on heuristics related to past conversations between users.... Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc

Integrating audience participation content into virtual reality content

A method and system for integrating audience participation content into virtual reality (VR) content presented by head mounted display (HMD) of an HMD user is provided. The method includes providing a VR scene to the HMD of an HMD user and receiving indications from one or more spectator devices of... Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc

Proximity based noise and chat

Disclosed are systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable storage media for altering and combining real and simulated audio streams. For example, a system can determine a location of a first unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). The system can then determine a location of an object and can receive an audio stream associated... Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc

Method and system for classifying virtual reality (vr) content based on modeled discomfort of a user

A method for method for classification of virtual reality (VR) content for use in head mounted displays (HMDs). The method includes accessing a model that identifies a plurality of learned patterns associated with the generation of corresponding baseline VR content that is likely to cause discomfort. The method includes executing... Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc

Course profiling and sharing

Systems and methods for unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) course profiling are provided. A plurality of images may be captured by a UAV flying along a course at a first location. A profile may be constructed for the course based on the images captured by the UAV. The constructed course profile... Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc

Field of view (fov) throttling of virtual reality (vr) content in a head mounted display

A method for reducing discomfort when viewing virtual reality (VR) content for use in head mounted displays (HMDs). The method includes accessing a model that identifies a plurality of learned patterns associated with the generation of corresponding baseline VR content that is likely to cause discomfort. The method includes processing... Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc

Field of view (fov) throttling of virtual reality (vr) content in a head mounted display

A method for reducing discomfort when viewing virtual reality (VR) content for use in head mounted displays (HMDs). The method includes accessing a model that identifies a plurality of learned patterns associated with the generation of corresponding baseline VR content that is likely to cause discomfort. The method includes processing... Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc

Using a portable device and a head-mounted display to view a shared virtual reality space

A method is provided, including the following method operations: tracking a location of a head-mounted display (HMD) in a real space; rendering to the HMD a first view of a virtual reality (VR) space, the first view of the VR space being defined from a perspective determined by the location... Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc

Facial feature views of user viewing into virtual reality scenes and integration of facial features into virtual reality views into scenes

A method, system, computer readable media and cloud systems are provided for rendering virtual reality (VR) views into VR scenes for presentation to a head mounted display (HMD). One method includes sensing a position of a nose of the user when the HMD is worn by the user. The method... Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc

Collision detection and avoidance

A collision avoidance system for an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) receives physical space data for a flight area and creates a virtual world model to represent the flight area by mapping the physical space data with a physics engine. The automatic collision avoidance system creates a virtual UAV model to... Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc

Language input presets for messaging

Conversation-based context rules for altering virtual reality (VR) gaming and for switching between input languages based on heuristics related to past conversations between users.... Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc

Systems and methods for reducing an effect of occlusion of a tracker by people

Systems and methods for reducing an effect of occlusion of a tracker by people are described. When a user is playing a video game using a head-mounted display, a field-of-view for tracking the user is obstructed by a spectator. The video game cannot be displayed at a normal frame rate... Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc

04/05/18 / #20180098052

Translation of physical object viewed by unmanned aerial vehicle into virtual world object

An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) may capture a camera feed via a camera of the UAV. Translation instructions stored by a translation server that stores and transmits translation instructions. The translation instructions identify a pre-translation object and a corresponding post-translation object. An instance of the pre-translation object is recognized in... Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc

03/29/18 / #20180085671

Information processing apparatus

An information processing apparatus is provided in which, if a plurality of users alternately use manipulation devices, who is to execute a manipulation input through which manipulation device can be guided in an easy-to-understand manner. An information processing apparatus connected with a plurality of manipulation devices to receive manipulation inputs... Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc

03/22/18 / #20180081484

Input modeling physical objects in vr/digital

A method, apparatus, and compute storage in which signals are received from a touch screen against which a 3D object is juxtaposed, the signals being generated by tracing the periphery of the object on the touch screen at consecutive coordinates in two dimensions (2D). A dimension of the 3D object... Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc

03/22/18 / #20180082484

Scanning display system in head-mounted display for virtual reality

Methods, systems, and computer programs are presented for the presentation of images in a head-mounted display (HMD). One HMD includes a screen, a processor, inertial sensors, a motion tracker module, and a display adjuster module. The motion tracker tracks motion of the HMD based on inertial data from the inertial... Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc

03/22/18 / #20180082718

Electronic apparatus

An electronic apparatus includes a plurality of parts, a frame having an outer periphery surrounding the plurality of parts and formed from resin, a circuit board disposed at one side in a first direction with respect to the plurality of parts, a chassis disposed at the one side in the... Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc

03/15/18 / #20180074321

Head-mounted display, information processing apparatus, information processing system, and content data outputting method

An image 190 in content data to be sent out from an information processing apparatus to an HMD is configured such that images obtained by performing correction for left and right parallax images taking distortion of an image by a lens provided in the HMD into consideration are juxtaposed side... Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc

03/15/18 / #20180075615

Imaging device, subject information acquisition method, and computer program

An imaging device includes a filter, imaging elements, and an image processing section. The filter has a plurality of regions transmitting different light components. The imaging elements detect a luminance distribution of polarization components in a plurality of directions of light transmitted by the filter. The image processing section analyzes... Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc

03/08/18 / #20180065037

Display control program, display control apparatus, display control method, and recording medium

There is provided a display control program for a computer. The display control program includes: by an image generation block, setting a viewpoint position and a sightline direction in accordance with one of a position and an attitude of a head mounted display worn on the head of a user... Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc

03/08/18 / #20180067642

Input device and method

An input device for use in a processing system, the device comprising one or more input keys operable to sense a user's fingers touching one or more of the input keys without using the input keys to provide a keystroke input to control a processing device associated with the processing... Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc

03/01/18 / #20180063056

Message sorting system, message sorting method, and program

A message sorting systems includes: an extraction block configured to extract some of a plurality of posted messages on the basis of a rule with respect to message posting person, reply destination, or contents; and a sorting block configured to sort the extracted messages through a machine-learning sorting device. A... Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc

02/22/18 / #20180050270

Brushless two dimensional haptic actuator

An eccentric magnet rotates around a spool under the influence of an electric field generated by a rotational coil surrounding the magnet to produce haptic output by rotational vibration. The ends of the spool are connected to springs, and linear actuating coils are disposed near the respective ends of the... Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc

02/15/18 / #20180043266

User management server, terminal, information display system, user management method, information display method, program, and information storage medium

A user management server, a terminal, an information display system, a user management method, an information display method, a program, and an information storage medium are provided to enable a user to have less trouble than with existing techniques in registering users disclosing their real names. In response to a... Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc

02/15/18 / #20180047172

Control device for communicating visual information

Methods and systems for processing input by a computing device are presented. One method includes operations for receiving images of a control device that includes an object section, and for determining a location of the control device utilizing image analysis for each captured image. Additionally, the movement of the control... Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc

02/08/18 / #20180039321

Information processor and image generation method

A mode control section 130 selects power saving mode as an operation mode, and a screen control section 120 generates a display screen. After the mode control section 130 switches the mode from power saving mode to normal mode, the screen control section 120 generates a display screen to match... Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc

02/08/18 / #20180039491

Information processing device, relay device, information processing system, and software update method

In a video image generation device connected to a peripheral device via a video image relay device, a version acquisition unit acquires from the video image relay device information related to version of firmware installed in the video image relay device. If the version of the firmware installed in the... Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc

02/08/18 / #20180040437

Electronic device

An electronic device includes a manipulating member extending in first directions and having a portion serving as a pressable portion which is pressed by a user, the manipulating member being elastically deformable such that the pressable portion is movable in second directions transverse to the first directions; a light source;... Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc

02/08/18 / #20180042135

Electronic apparatus

An electronic apparatus includes a first member having an opening through which air passes, the opening in a first direction, and a second member mounted to an outside of the first member. The second member includes a plurality of guide portions disposed in juxtaposition with each other in a second... Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc

02/08/18 / #20180042136

Heat sink and electronic device

A heat sink includes a plurality of fins arrayed in a first direction, and a heat pipe having a first extension extending in the first direction. A second direction extends perpendicularly to the first direction, a third direction extends perpendicularly to the first direction and the second direction, and when... Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc

02/08/18 / #20180042148

Electronic apparatus

An electronic apparatus includes a support member, and a cable mounted on the support member. The support member includes a first clamp portion and a second clamp portion mounting the cable on the support member. The first clamp portion includes a first portion being located at upper side of the... Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc

02/01/18 / #20180028915

Display control program, dislay control apparatus and display control method

The game apparatus has an instruction input acquisition block configured to acquire information indicative of an entered instruction from a first input apparatus used by a first user whose head wearing a head mounted display on and information indicative of entered instruction from a second input apparatus used by a... Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc

02/01/18 / #20180028921

Game apparatus, controlling game apparatus, and program

A game apparatus is provided which promotes use of a function suitable for a user in response to a usage situation of a function provided in the game apparatus. The game apparatus includes a function usage situation management table for managing a usage situation of a function provided in the... Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc

02/01/18 / #20180033421

Mobile body

A mobile body includes a driving mechanism, a speaker, and a control unit. The driving mechanism supplies power moving the mobile body. The control unit generates from the speaker a sound wave canceling a driving sound generated from the driving mechanism.... Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc

02/01/18 / #20180033464

Electronic apparatus and hard disk drive holder

Disclosed herein is an electronic apparatus including a main body, a compartment provided in the main body, a part that, is accommodated in the compartment and that can be drawn out of the compartment, two attachment sections that are provided on the part and that are located away from each... Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc

02/01/18 / #20180034681

Transmission control device, transmission control method, and transmission control program

A transmission control device includes a delaying section and a transmitting section. When an application program calls a connect function, the delaying section delays transmission of a synchronize packet in response to the calling of the connect function. Upon calling of a transmit function by the application program while the... Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc

01/25/18 / #20180027222

Image pickup apparatus, information processing system, mat, and image generation method

An image of a block or the like entering a space above a play mat is picked up by an image pickup apparatus, and an information processing apparatus detects and recognizes the block on the basis of a picture of the block in a picked up image and performs information... Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc

01/25/18 / #20180027257

Image processing device and image processing method

There is provided an encoder that enables an image of a field-of-view range of a user to be displayed immediately. The encoder encodes, for a pair of opposite surfaces among a plurality of surfaces of a model for an omnidirectional image, a first composite image obtained by combining an omnidirectional... Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc

01/25/18 / #20180027349

Sound localization for user in motion

Methods for simulating a source of sound are provided. One method includes determining, by a computer, a location in physical space of a head of a user. The location is determined by capturing images by a camera of the physical space in which a user is located. The method further... Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc

01/25/18 / #20180027676

Head-mounted display

A head-mounted display configured to enhance the ease of wearing work and the stability of wearing is provided. A wearing band has an extending section and a movable section that is movable relative to the extending section in the length direction of the wearing band. A locking mechanism M is... Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc

01/18/18 / #20180017204

Camera, stand, and camera unit having camera and stand

Disclosed herein is a camera including a light receiving section and a camera body incorporating the light receiving section. An outside surface of the camera body has, at least on a portion thereof, a curve surface curving around a rotation centerline extending along a left-right direction, and the curve surface... Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc

01/18/18 / #20180018827

Filtering and parental control methods for restricting visual activity on a head mounted display

A method for executing computer instructions for presenting an interactive environment in a head-mounted display (HMD) is described. The method includes identifying content associated with the interactive environment to be presented on the HMD for a user and determining whether an interactive object within the identified content satisfies a threshold... Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc

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01/11/18 / #20180011242

Operating device

An operating device includes a first light-emitting area provided on a front surface of the operating device, a first light-transmitting member that is formed with a material that transmits light and that makes up the first light-emitting area, a second light-emitting area provided on an upper surface of the operating... Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc

01/11/18 / #20180011545

Gaming device with rotatably placed cameras

A method to identify positions of fingers of a hand is described. The method includes capturing images of a first hand using a plurality of cameras that are part of a wearable device. The wearable device is attached to a wrist of a second hand and the plurality of cameras... Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc

01/11/18 / #20180012064

Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and image communication system

Methods and apparatus provide for: capturing an image of an object, which includes a face of a person wearing an optical display apparatus by which to observe a stereoscopic image that contains a first parallax image and a second parallax image obtained when the object in a three-dimensional (3D) space... Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc

01/11/18 / #20180012075

Video processing device

To provide a video processing device that allows a user to quickly search for a desired scene while at the same time easily confirming details of an image string. There is provided a video processing device that acquires a first image string and a second image string different from each... Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc

01/11/18 / #20180013728

Method for secure communication using asymmetric & symmetric encryption over insecure communications

Data may be protected using a combination of symmetric and asymmetric cryptography. A symmetric key may be generated and the data may be encrypted with the symmetric key. The symmetric key and a only a portion of the symmetrically encrypted data may then be encrypted with an asymmetric public key.... Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc

01/11/18 / #20180013960

Gaze tracking variations using selective illumination

Aspects of the present disclosure relate to eye tracking systems and methods which track eyes by illuminating the eyes using a light source and detecting the eye illuminations using a sensor. Implementations of the present disclosure may utilize wide angle lighting via a plurality of individual light sources which are... Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc

01/04/18 / #20180001191

Peripheral devices having dynamic weight distribution to convey sense of weight in hmd environments

Methods and systems for adjusting a weight of a peripheral device while presenting content to a head mounted display are disclosed. One method includes processing instructions for rendering a virtual reality scene in the head mounted display. The virtual reality scene includes a virtual object. The method also includes receiving... Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc

01/04/18 / #20180001205

Automated artificial intelligence (ai) control mode for playing specific tasks during gaming applications

A method for gaming. The method includes assigning a default game play profile to a user, wherein the default game play profile includes a default game play style that simulates human game play, and wherein the default game play profile is configured to control game play for the user based... Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc

01/04/18 / #20180001206

Automated artificial intelligence (ai) personal assistant

A method for assisting game play. The method includes monitoring game play of the user playing a gaming application, wherein the user has a defined task to accomplish, wherein the task is associated with a task type. The method includes determining a task type proficiency rule for the task type... Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc

01/04/18 / #20180004285

Apparatus and gaze tracking

A method for gaze tracking is provided. One embodiment of the method for gaze tracking, comprising: presenting a content to a viewer via a playback device, tracking a gaze path of the viewer with a gaze tracker coupled to the playback device, selecting a viewer profile from a plurality of... Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc

01/04/18 / #20180004286

Augmenting virtual reality content with real world content

Methods, devices, and computer programs for augmenting a virtual reality scene with real world content are provided. One example method includes an operation for obtaining sensor data from an HMD of a user to determine that a criteria is met to overlay one or more real world objects into the... Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc

01/04/18 / #20180004478

Display screen front panel of hmd for viewing by users viewing the hmd player

Method for providing image of HMD user to a non-HMD user includes, receiving a first image of a user including the user's facial features captured by an external camera when the user is not wearing a head mounted display (HMD). A second image capturing a portion of the facial features... Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc

01/04/18 / #20180005429

Dynamic entering and leaving of virtual-reality environments navigated by different hmd users

Systems and methods for processing operations for head mounted display (HMD) users to join virtual reality (VR) scenes are provided. A computer-implemented method includes providing a first perspective of a VR scene to a first HMD of a first user and receiving an indication that a second user is requesting... Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc

01/04/18 / #20180007339

Apparatus and capturing and displaying segmented content

A method for providing content is provided. One embodiment of the method includes determining a viewing direction of a user viewing a content item comprising a plurality of video streams, selecting two or more video streams of the content item based on the viewing direction of the user and directional... Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc

01/04/18 / #20180007362

Encoding/decoding digital frames by down-sampling/up-sampling with enhancement information

Input digital frames may be down-sampled to create one or more base frames characterized by a lower resolution than the input digital frames. Enhancement information corresponding to a difference between pixel values for the one or more input digital frames and corresponding pixel values of up-sampled versions of the one... Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc

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01/04/18 / #20180007422

Apparatus and providing and displaying content

A method for displaying content is provided. One embodiment of the method includes determining a focal area of a viewer of a content item displayed on a display device, retrieving a low bit rate version of the content item, retrieving a portion of a high bit rate version of the... Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc

12/28/17 / #20170368459

Ambient light control and calibration via console

Ambient light control and calibration systems and methods are provided herein. According to some embodiments, exemplary systems may include a console that includes a processor that executes logic to control a plurality of nodes to reproduce a virtual lighting scheme of a virtual environment in a physical user environment. Additionally,... Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc

12/28/17 / #20170374294

Overlay non-video content on a mobile device

Methods, systems, and devices are described for presenting non-video content through a mobile device that uses a video camera to track a video on another screen. In one embodiment, a system includes a video display, such as a TV, that displays video content. A mobile device with an integrated video... Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc

12/14/17 / #20170354864

Directional interface object

A directional interface object, including: a top tubular portion; a front tubular portion, a top end of the front tubular portion being joined to a first end of the top tubular portion; a bottom tubular portion, a first end of the bottom tubular portion being joined to a bottom end... Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc

12/14/17 / #20170354873

Manipulating device

A manipulating device includes an analog manipulator tiltable or slidable in a first direction perpendicular to a central line along a second direction, and a plurality of manipulating buttons disposed in surrounding relation to the analog manipulator. The manipulating buttons include a first manipulating button positioned off the central line... Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc

12/14/17 / #20170354875

Spectator management at view locations in virtual reality environments

A method is provided, including the following method operations: providing a first view of a virtual environment to a first head-mounted display (HMD), the first view being defined from a first location in the virtual environment, and associated to a first virtual character having a first view direction towards a... Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc

12/14/17 / #20170358141

Hmd transitions for focusing on specific content in virtual-reality environments

Methods and systems for presenting an object on to a screen of a head mounted display (HMD) include receiving an image of a real-world environment in proximity of a user wearing the HMD. The image is received from one or more forward facing cameras of the HMD and processed for... Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc

12/14/17 / #20170359569

Camera based safety mechanisms for users of head mounted displays

The disclosure provides methods and systems for warning a user of a head mounted display that the user approaches an edge of field of view of a camera or one or more tangible obstacles. The warning includes presenting audio and/or displayable messages to the user, or moving the display(s) of... Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc

12/07/17 / #20170348596

Operating device

In order to reduce influences of light from indoor lighting equipment or the like on the accuracy in detecting the position of an operating device, an operating device includes: left and right hold sections to be held by a user, each of which is provided with an operating member at... Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc

12/07/17 / #20170351325

Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and computer program

An information processing apparatus includes: a storage block configured to store at least one of a correlation between a pattern of a vibration detected on a head-mounted display as a result of a predetermined contact action and a type of data processing and a correlation between a pattern of an... Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc

11/30/17 / #20170340965

Information processing device, data acquisition method, and program

An information processing device connected to a wireless LAN constituted by an access point, the information processing device acquiring application data from another information processing device connected to the wireless LAN. The information processing device includes a device detection section and a recording processing section. The device detecting section detects... Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc

11/30/17 / #20170340968

Device for interfacing with a computing program using a projected pattern

A device for enabling user control for interfacing with a video game is provided, including the following: a projector for projecting a radiation pattern; a camera for capturing images of the projected radiation pattern; an image processor configured to process the captured images for identification of the projected radiation pattern;... Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc

11/23/17 / #20170333786

Multi-image interactive gaming device

An image capture device, including: a housing; a first camera defined along a front surface of the housing; a first camera controller configured to control the first camera to capture images of an interactive environment during user interactivity at a first exposure setting, the captured images from the first camera... Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc

11/16/17 / #20170329144

Head-mounted display and brightness control method

In a head-mounted display for presenting a video by shielding an outside world from a field of view of a user when mounted on the user, an information presentation block presents information including audio and a moving image to the field of view of the user; a video reproduction block... Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc

11/09/17 / #20170322655

Systems and methods for providing feedback to a user while interacting with content

Systems and methods for providing feedback to a user are described. One of the methods includes sending interactive data for rendering on a head mounted display (HMD). The HMD is configured for attachment to a head of a user for playing a game. The method further includes receiving image data... Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc

11/09/17 / #20170324899

Image pickup apparatus, head-mounted display apparatus, information processing system and information processing method

Disclosed herein is an image pickup apparatus adapted to pick up an image to be used for generation of a display image at a predetermined rate, the image pickup apparatus including: a first camera configured to pick up an image of an image pickup object space; a second camera configured... Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc

11/02/17 / #20170312639

Method for creating a mini-game

A starting location for the mini-game is chosen in the legacy game state. A snapshot is generated of that location. Once the snapshot is taken, trigger events are identified. Triggers corresponding to the trigger events are identified. A mini-game script is generated using the snapshot and triggers. It is emphasized... Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc

11/02/17 / #20170312640

Method for creating a mini-game

A starting location for the mini-game is chosen in the legacy game state. A snapshot is generated of that location. Once the snapshot is taken, trigger events are identified. Triggers corresponding to the trigger events are identified. A mini-game script is generated using the snapshot and triggers. It is emphasized... Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc

11/02/17 / #20170315367

Head-mounted display device and video display system

There is provided a head-mounted display device capable of adjusting a distance to an image forming position that includes video display elements that show a video, optical elements arranged in front of user's eyes to cause the video shown by the video display elements to be incident on the user's... Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc

11/02/17 / #20170315611

Methods and systems tracking head mounted display (hmd) and calibrations for hmd headband adjustments

Methods and systems are provided for head mounted display (HMD) implementations. One example implementation includes a circuit for communicating with a computing system that processes multimedia content for display in the HMD. A front unit of the HMD has a screen for displaying multimedia content, and the front unit has... Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc

10/26/17 / #20170307894

Image generation device, image extraction device, image generation method, and image extraction method

An image generating section reads image data from an image storing section to generate an original image in keeping with the attitude of a head-mounted display. A lens distortion correcting section generates a primary image by correcting beforehand the original image in a manner canceling out the distortion thereof that... Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc

10/26/17 / #20170308158

Head mounted display, mobile information terminal, image processing apparatus, display control program, display control method, and display system

A head-mounted display wearable on the head of a user includes: a display device disposed on an inner surface of the head-mounted display worn by the user on the head; a touch pad disposed on an outer surface of the head-mounted display worn by the user on the head, the... Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc

10/26/17 / #20170308166

Signal generation and detector determining positions of fingers of a user

A method for determining positions of fingers of a user is described. The method includes transmitting a power signal from a head mounted display (HMD) to provide power to a plurality of light emitters. The light emitters emit light in a sequence upon receiving the power signal. The method includes... Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc

10/26/17 / #20170310924

Apparatus and automatically generating an optically machine readable code for a captured image

A method for generating optically machine readable code is provided. The method includes capturing an image with a user device, automatically generating, by the user device, an optically machine readable code comprising information about the image recorded during the capturing of the image, and associating the optically machine readable code... Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc








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