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Information processing device, information processing method, and program

In an information processing device including a display unit that is able to selectively display a multi-directional video and a data processing unit that executes video display control, the data processing unit applies a device-correspondent video display scheme recorded in video display control information and executes the video display process. The video display control information defines a type-based display scheme optimum for each type of information processing device executing a video display process. ... Sony Interactive Entertainment Llc

Predicting wait time for new session initiation during increased data traffic latency

A system includes at least one server that is configured to provide a multi-client network service to a plurality of existing users. When the server receives requests to join the multi-client network service from new users, the server may issue timestamps to each new user, obtain load metric based on the requests or timestamps, and collect the load metric to obtain historical data characterizing a demand in the multi-client network service over time. ... Sony Interactive Entertainment Llc

Delaying new session initiation in response to increased data traffic latency

A system includes at least one server that is configured to provide a multi-client network service to a plurality of existing users. When the server receives requests to join the multi-client network service from new users, the server may issue timestamps to each new user and obtain load metric based on the requests or timestamps. ... Sony Interactive Entertainment Llc

Incorporating player-generated audio in an electronic game

Incorporating player-generated audio in an electronic game is disclosed. Incorporation may include receiving an audio clip from an electronic game player, applying a modification to the audio clip to generate a chant, associating the chant to the execution of an event in the electronic game, retrieving the chant when the event in the electronic game is executed, and initiating the play of the chant upon execution of the event in the electronic game.. ... Sony Interactive Entertainment Llc

Variable magnetic field-based position

To derive three dimensional (3d) position and orientation of a 3-axis (or more) magnetometer/accelerometer device (such as may be implemented in vr or ar headset or computer game controller) without line of sight constraints, a spinning magnetic field is used to discriminate and remove the external (earth's) magnetic field from the spinning magnetic field. This reduces the problem to finding the distance to the source of the magnetic field using a calibration table (or formula), finding two angles describing the deviation of the magnetic sensor from the axis of rotation of the spinning magnetic field and the phase around this axis, and from these values deriving the orientation of the sensor.. ... Sony Interactive Entertainment Llc

Foveated video link for vr, low latency wireless hmd video streaming with gaze tracking

Gaze tracking data is analyzed to determine one or more regions of interest within an image of a video stream. The video stream data is selectively scaled so that sections within the regions of interest maintain high resolution while areas not within the region of interest are down-scaled to reduce bandwidth cost of transmission. ... Sony Interactive Entertainment Llc

Information processing apparatus and information processing method

An image acquisition block of an information processing apparatus acquires stereo images taken by a first camera and a second camera that make up an imaging apparatus. An input information acquisition block accepts a user manipulation. ... Sony Interactive Entertainment Llc

Operation input apparatus and operation input method

A position and posture acquisition unit acquires information on a posture of a user wearing a wearable display apparatus. An operation input unit accepts an operation input through a gesture by the user. ... Sony Interactive Entertainment Llc

Image rendering responsive to user actions in head mounted display

Methods, systems, and computer programs are presented for rendering images on a head mounted display (hmd). One method includes operations for tracking, with one or more first cameras inside the hmd, the gaze of a user and for tracking motion of the hmd. ... Sony Interactive Entertainment Llc

Method for an augmented reality character to maintain and exhibit awareness of an observer

A method comprising: detecting a position of a portable device, the portable device including a camera that captures a real-world scene, and identifying an anchor within the real-world scene; generating an augmented reality scene formed by inserting a virtual character into the real-world scene, the virtual character configured to perform an action indicating awareness of the position or activity of the portable device; displaying the augmented reality scene on a display; wherein the action indicating awareness comprises adjusting a view direction, in the augmented reality scene, of the virtual character towards the portable device, and wherein the adjustment of the view direction of the virtual character changes a relationship of the view direction to the anchor, wherein the adjustment of the view direction of the virtual character includes adjustment of a head of the virtual character so as to look in the direction of the portable device.. . ... Sony Interactive Entertainment Llc

Interactive events platform

The system is directed towards an interactive events platform. The interactive events platform may discover current in-game events associated with different video games currently available (or active). ... Sony Interactive Entertainment Llc

Delivering customized content using a first party portal service

. . The systems and methods are directed towards a first party portal service that facilitates providing customized content for each user to view. In particular, a list of customized content would correspond to content (e.g., videos, programs, movies) that users would more likely view and find interesting or enjoyable. ... Sony Interactive Entertainment Llc

Cloud-based game slice generation and frictionless social sharing with instant play

Methods enable creation of a game slice from a game. Plurality of games is provided for presentation on a display device. ... Sony Interactive Entertainment Llc

Delivery of third party content on a first party portal

. . The systems and methods are directed towards delivery of third party content onto a user device having a first party portal. The first party portal service facilitates the user viewing of third party content on the user device. ... Sony Interactive Entertainment Llc

06/21/18 / #20180176530

Using multiple cameras to stitch a consolidated 3d depth map

Each of plural devices includes a laser emitter and a camera for detecting reflections of laser light emitted by the device, so that plural of the devices can generate their own depth maps showing images within the field of view of their cameras. The resulting 3d depth maps from multiple cameras at potentially arbitrary locations can be aggregated to create a more accurate 3d depth map of the area covered by all the individual cameras. ... Sony Interactive Entertainment Llc

06/21/18 / #20180174347

Telepresence of multiple users in interactive virtual space

A telepresence communication uses information captured by a first capture device about a first user and information captured by a second capture device about a second user to generate a first avatar corresponding to the first user and a second avatar corresponding to the second user. A scene can be rendered locally or by a remote server in which the first avatar and the second avatar are both rendered in a virtual space. ... Sony Interactive Entertainment Llc

06/21/18 / #20180174110

Personalized calendar for digital media content-related events

A system for providing a personalized calendar comprises a server that hosts a database storing digital product event data, which associates a plurality of digital products with respective digital products event dates. The server repeatedly updates the digital product event data in the database, provides a user interface for a user, with the user interface being displayable on a remote user device of the user and includes a calendar widget personalized for the user based on a user account. ... Sony Interactive Entertainment Llc

06/21/18 / #20180173990

Using pattern recognition to reduce noise in a 3d map

To reduce the random noise in a depth map that is rendered using colors to convey the various depths, pattern recognition may be used to selectively apply noise reduction or to modulate the strength of the noise reduction. In this way, the potential adverse effect on the detail/sharpness of the image can be ameliorated. ... Sony Interactive Entertainment Llc

06/14/18 / #20180167607

Information processing device and information processing method

An information processing device causes an information processing section to perform information processing of a game for example, based on a user's operation received by an input information acquiring section and on images acquired by a stereo camera and obtained through an acquired image obtaining section. The information processing device causes an output data generating section to output the result of the information processing to a display device. ... Sony Interactive Entertainment Llc

06/14/18 / #20180165942

Head-mounted display, notification apparatus, notification system, notification method, and program

There is provided a head-mounted display, a notification apparatus, a notification system, a notification method, and a program that allow a person not wearing a head-mounted display to know that a user still continues to wear a head-mounted display after a notification that a wearing time of the head-mounted display of this user has exceeded a predetermined time. A wearing time determination block determines a wearing time of the head-mounted display of the user. ... Sony Interactive Entertainment Llc

06/14/18 / #20180164587

Control device, control method, and program

Embodiments provide a suitable viewing environment, in accordance with whether a head-mounted display is mounted or detached. A control device includes a state identification unit configured to identify whether a head-mounted display is mounted or detached, and an output control unit configured to control, in accordance with the mounting or the detachment, at least one of sound output and video output from a display device provided separately from the head-mounted display.. ... Sony Interactive Entertainment Llc

06/14/18 / #20180161676

Information processing apparatus, image generating method, and program

An information processing apparatus includes an acquisition block configured to acquire attitude information indicative of an attitude of a head-mounted display worn on a head of a user, a visual-line direction definition block configured to define a visual-line direction in accordance with the attitude information of the head-mounted display, a first image generation block configured to generate a game image of a virtual three-dimensional space that is displayed on the head-mounted display, an acceptance block configured to accept a switching manipulation from the user while the head-mounted display displays the game image, and a second image generation block configured to generate a system menu image that is displayed on the head-mounted display instead of the game image generated by the first image generation block when the acceptance block accepts the switching manipulation.. . ... Sony Interactive Entertainment Llc

06/07/18 / #20180160197

Real-time cloud-based video watermarking systems and methods

A video generation system is configured to provide streaming video as a cloud processed service to viewers over a computing network. In response to a request from a viewer, a video source is configured to provide video and an identifier source is configured to provide an identifier for inclusion in the video. ... Sony Interactive Entertainment Llc

06/07/18 / #20180160094

Color noise reduction in 3d depth map

A camera based depth mapping system. Depth information is coded with colors to make a laser-generated 3d depth map easier to interpret. ... Sony Interactive Entertainment Llc

06/07/18 / #20180158627

Operating device

Disclosed herein is an operating device including: a circuit board; a frame arranged on top of the circuit board; a plate-shaped operating member located relative to the frame and including a surface touched by a user's finger and a touch sensor adapted to detect the position of the user's finger that has touched the surface, the plate-shaped operating member being arranged to be able to move up and down so that the operating member can be pressed by the user; and an elastic member arranged between the frame and operating member to bias the operating member upward.. . ... Sony Interactive Entertainment Llc

06/07/18 / #20180158196

Methods for capturing images of markers of a person to control interfacing with an application

A method for real-time motion capture for a person when interfacing with an application executed by a computer is provided. The method includes capturing a space using a camera interfaced with the computer. ... Sony Interactive Entertainment Llc

06/07/18 / #20180156900

Optical micromesh for computerized devices

Multiple camera systems which use laser illumination for ranging benefit from a heartbeat to synchronize the timing of the individual lasers to eliminate collisions of multiple simultaneous laser emissions. An optical micromesh system provides for the dynamic entry and egress of mobile and stationary nodes. ... Sony Interactive Entertainment Llc

06/07/18 / #20180154256

Add-on management methods

A computing system is configured to execute a computer program on a server and to provide a video stream of the program output to a geographically remote client over a communication network. An add-on manager is provided to facilitate the use of add-ons to extend the functionality of the computer program. ... Sony Interactive Entertainment Llc

05/31/18 / #20180147498

System and method for identifying compatible users

Systems and methods are provided for an automatic user or friend recommendation system that matches players that have compatible play styles, play schedules, or the like. Behavioral data is collected or entered from players, and a profile of each player is created and compared to calculate a compatibility score. ... Sony Interactive Entertainment Llc

05/31/18 / #20180147484

Fragrance presentation device

The object of the present invention is to provide a fragrance presentation device which prevents an unintended smell from being presented. A fragrance presentation device for use with a display device which can be mounted on the head of a user includes a fragrance presentation module disposed in a fragrance presentation position in the vicinity of the nostrils of a person on which the display device is mounted, a fragrance holder having a fragrance container for holding a fragrance therein, the fragrance holder placing the fragrance container in a position spaced from the fragrance presentation position at least while the fragrance is not presented, and delivering the fragrance out of the fragrance container when the fragrance in the fragrance container is presented, and a fragrance conductor for conducting the fragrance which has been delivered out of the fragrance holder to the fragrance presentation module.. ... Sony Interactive Entertainment Llc

05/31/18 / #20180147483

Transitioning gameplay on a head-mounted display

A method includes the following: presenting gameplay of a video game through a head-mounted display (hmd), the hmd being disposed in a local environment; detecting a person speaking in the local environment, wherein detecting the person speaking includes capturing audio from the local environment by the hmd, and analyzing the captured audio to identify the person speaking in the local environment; responsive to detecting the person speaking in the local environment, presenting a notification through the hmd, the notification providing an option to pause the gameplay of the video game; responsive to receiving a command indicating selection of the option, pausing the gameplay of the video game and presenting through the hmd a view through an externally facing camera of the hmd that enables viewing of the person speaking in the local environment.. . ... Sony Interactive Entertainment Llc

05/24/18 / #20180144392

Custom product categorization of digital media content

A system for custom categorization of digital media content includes a server and a database for storing user accounts. The server provides a user interface to allow a user to review, purchase, and download to a user device one or more digital products. ... Sony Interactive Entertainment Llc

05/24/18 / #20180144033

Information processing device

The present invention provides an information processing device capable of properly controlling a smell presentation device by matching a using state. The information processing device acquires information on the using state of the smell presentation device that presents a smell to a user, and causes the smell presentation device to present a smell in a mode determined in accordance with the acquired information on the using state.. ... Sony Interactive Entertainment Llc

05/24/18 / #20180140954

Remastering by emulation

Each asset such as a texture called for by legacy software such as a legacy computer game software has a unique identifier associated with it. The unique identifier can be rendered by imposing a hash on the asset, and then the asset stored with its identifier in a data structure. ... Sony Interactive Entertainment Llc

05/24/18 / #20180140952

Gaming server and method to generate information-rich profiles

Various aspects of a gaming server and method are disclosed herein, which includes receipt of a request from a first electronic device of a plurality of electronic devices communicatively coupled to the gaming server. The received request may comprise a request to compare a gaming profile of a first user associated with the first electronic device with one or more other gaming profiles of one or more other users associated with one or more other electronic devices. ... Sony Interactive Entertainment Llc

05/24/18 / #20180140950

Information processing apparatus

An information processing apparatus that can present smell to a user in an appropriate mode utilizing a smell presentation device is provided. The information processing apparatus acquires content information relating to the substance of a content that includes at least one of video and audio to be presented to the user, and controls the smell presentation device to present smell in a mode according to the acquired content information.. ... Sony Interactive Entertainment Llc

05/24/18 / #20180140948

System, method, and graphical user interface for controlling an application on a tablet

A system, method, and graphical user interface for playing games and/or executing applications on a tablet-based client. One embodiment of a graphical user interface (gui) for playing a video game on a tablet-based client device comprises: a virtual controller rendered on a display of the tablet computer, the virtual controller substantially mimicking the control provided by a thumb stick of a physical game controller and providing omnidirectional, free-form movement in a synchronous direction in which a user moves a finger on the display of the tablet-based client.. ... Sony Interactive Entertainment Llc

05/24/18 / #20180140947

Gaming server and method to generate context-aware gaming information

A gaming server and method for generating context-aware gaming information are disclosed, which includes receipt of a view request from a first gaming device associated with a first user, by the gaming server. The view request includes a request to view a gaming profile of a second user. ... Sony Interactive Entertainment Llc

05/17/18 / #20180139383

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 unit which extracts, from the data of the images of the plurality of resolutions, pixel strings of a region requested from a host terminal and connect the extracted pixel strings for each number of pixels determined in accordance with a given rule to produce a stream and then transmit the stream to the host terminal. The image sending unit adjusts a connection pixel number of data of an image of a particular resolution such that, where n is an integer, data for 1/(n+1) frame are transmitted with respect to one frame of data of an image of the other resolution.. ... Sony Interactive Entertainment Llc

05/17/18 / #20180136722

Apparatus and method for 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, 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. ... Sony Interactive Entertainment Llc

05/17/18 / #20180133604

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 network; generating, by the computer, a three-dimensional (3-d) video clip by converting the 2-d video clip to a 3-d format, the 3-d video clip being configured for viewing through an hmd; sharing, by the computer, the 3-d video clip to the social network.. . ... Sony Interactive Entertainment Llc

05/10/18 / #20180131977

Scheme for determining the locations and timing of advertisements and other insertions in media

A non-transitory computer readable storage medium stores one or more computer programs adapted to cause a processor based system to execute steps that include analyzing an image, identifying one or more faces in the image using a face recognition technique, designating at least one of the identified faces collectively as a first area of interest, and determining whether an insertion area exists in the image where additional content can be inserted without obstructing the first area of interest. Another computer program is adapted to cause a processor based system to execute steps that include determining whether the insertion area can be divided into two or more regions based on color. ... Sony Interactive Entertainment Llc

05/10/18 / #20180129840

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 of data from among the plurality of antennae. A detection part acquires, when a carrier wave transmitted from the rfid tag is received by any of the plurality of antennae, information indicative of an antenna selected by the antenna selection switch under the control of an antenna changeover controlling part.. ... Sony Interactive Entertainment Llc

05/10/18 / #20180126278

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 more controller devices, wherein the one or more controller devices each include at least one light emitter that responds to the light emission controls by emitting a selected one of a plurality of colors, outputting a first light emission control to a first of the one or more controller devices that first achieves the paired relationship, and wherein the first light emission control operates to cause a particular first color among the plurality of colors to emit, and outputting a second light emission control to a second of the one or more controller devices that next achieves the paired relationship after the first of the one or more controller devices, and wherein the second light emission control operates to cause a particular second color among the plurality of colors to emit.. . ... Sony Interactive Entertainment Llc

05/03/18 / #20180117477

Sharing recorded gameplay to a social graph

A method for sharing recorded gameplay of a video game to a social network, includes: executing, by a game console, a session of a video game; receiving, by the game console during the session of the video game, button input from a controller device that is interfaced with the game console; in response to receiving the button input, presenting, by the game console, a user interface configured to enable sharing of gameplay of the video game; receiving, by the game console via the user interface, one or more commands to share a video of at least a portion of the session of the video game to a social network, the video being recorded to a storage device during the session of the video game; sharing the video to the social network.. . ... Sony Interactive Entertainment Llc

05/03/18 / #20180117472

System and method of automatic entry creation for blogs, web pages or file-sharing sites based on game events

Systems and methods are provided for at least partially automating content generation of blog entries chronicling an entity's interaction with a multiuser environment. The same may combine automatic data generation with user-generated and/or user-edited or created narrative. ... Sony Interactive Entertainment Llc

05/03/18 / #20180117463

Gaming system

Methods and systems for providing gaming services are provided. One system includes a operating system for executing a first game logic that is configured to define a game environment in response to game commands for a first user as well as for executing a second instance of game logic for the game environment for the game. ... Sony Interactive Entertainment Llc

05/03/18 / #20180117462

Generation of gameplay video based on social network sharing

A method, including: executing, by a cloud gaming system, a session of a video game; recording the user's gameplay of the video game; analyzing the user's recorded gameplay to determine a region of interest, the region of interest being a region of the video game having social network sharing levels that exceed a predefined threshold; during the session of the video game, receiving a request from the client device, the request being initiated from a button of a controller device interfaced to the client device; responsive to the request, presenting, through the client device, the region of interest; generating, by the cloud gaming system, a gameplay video of the video game based on the region of interest; sharing the gameplay video of the video game over the social network to one or more additional client devices for viewing by one or more additional users.. . ... Sony Interactive Entertainment Llc

05/03/18 / #20180117459

Gaming controller

A controller for interfacing with a computing device is provided, including the following: a main body; a first extension extending from a first end of the main body; a second extension extending from a second end of the main body; wherein the first extension and the second extension are configured as handles; a button positioned along the top surface of the main body, the button being configured to activate a sharing interface for sharing gameplay to a social graph.. . ... Sony Interactive Entertainment Llc

04/12/18 / #20180103237

Virtual reality telepresence

Implementations generally relate to virtual reality telepresence. In some implementations, a method includes performing projection mapping of a projection area. ... Sony Interactive Entertainment Llc

04/12/18 / #20180101977

Method for efficient construction of high resolution display buffers

Graphics processing systems and methods are disclosed which may minimize invocations to a pixel shader in order to improve efficiency in a rendering pipeline. In implementations of the present disclosure, a plurality of samples within a pixel may be covered by a primitive. ... Sony Interactive Entertainment Llc

04/12/18 / #20180101226

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 worn on the head of a user, acquires information of a relative position of at least a part of the body of the user with reference to a position of the video image display apparatus 40 and displays, on the video image display apparatus 40, a video image indicative of a situation in which an object corresponding to the part is arranged at a position in a virtual space, the position being determined in accordance with the acquired relative position.. ... Sony Interactive Entertainment Llc

04/12/18 / #20180099222

Game execution environments

Systems and methods for executing multiple video games, or other sources of video, include a cloud game execution environment in which each game application is executed on the same operating system but within a virtual i/o shell. The virtual i/o shell includes virtual video, audio and input channels that allow each game application to operate as if it had dedicated drivers. ... Sony Interactive Entertainment Llc

04/12/18 / #20180099216

Method and apparatus for 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. ... Sony Interactive Entertainment Llc

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. ... Sony Interactive Entertainment Llc

04/05/18 / #20180097975

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. ... Sony Interactive Entertainment Llc

04/05/18 / #20180097926

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 Llc

04/05/18 / #20180097915

Virtual reality universe representation changes viewing based upon client side parameters

Systems and methods for enabling a visitor to access vr representations authored by different authors of images at different quality levels at various locations in a virtual universe via a computer network are provided. A plurality of data sets may be stored in memory. ... Sony Interactive Entertainment Llc

04/05/18 / #20180097621

Obfuscated secret key derivation for non-secure commercial off-the-shelf (cots) devices

One or more device-specific serial numbers are processed by a chaotic function to render an output, which is used to derive at least one encryption key.. . ... Sony Interactive Entertainment Llc

04/05/18 / #20180096611

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 represent the uav in the virtual world model. ... Sony Interactive Entertainment Llc

04/05/18 / #20180096533

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. ... Sony Interactive Entertainment Llc

04/05/18 / #20180096519

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 of the hmd in the real space; tracking a location of a portable device in the real space; rendering to the portable device a second view of the vr space, the second view of the vr space being defined from a perspective determined by the location of the portable device in the real space relative to the location of the hmd in the real space.. . ... Sony Interactive Entertainment Llc

04/05/18 / #20180096518

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. ... Sony Interactive Entertainment Llc

04/05/18 / #20180096517

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. ... Sony Interactive Entertainment Llc

04/05/18 / #20180096455

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. ... Sony Interactive Entertainment Llc

04/05/18 / #20180096244

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. ... Sony Interactive Entertainment Llc

04/05/18 / #20180096124

Game controller-based captcha

A captcha is presented on a display and a user of a hand-held controller such as a computer game controller is prompted to respond to the image. A correct response entails manipulation of a key on the controller and does not require input from an alpha-numeric keyboard.. ... Sony Interactive Entertainment Llc

04/05/18 / #20180095714

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). ... Sony Interactive Entertainment Llc

04/05/18 / #20180095708

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 one or more spectators that correspond to requests for audience participation content for participating in the vr scene. ... Sony Interactive Entertainment Llc

04/05/18 / #20180095624

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 Llc

04/05/18 / #20180095542

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. ... Sony Interactive Entertainment Llc

04/05/18 / #20180095534

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 worn by the user, wherein the display screen is configured for rendering the vr content. ... Sony Interactive Entertainment Llc

04/05/18 / #20180095529

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 location of the hmd; using the predicted future location of the hmd to adjust a beamforming direction of an rf transceiver towards the predicted future location of the hmd.. . ... Sony Interactive Entertainment Llc

04/05/18 / #20180095463

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. ... Sony Interactive Entertainment Llc

04/05/18 / #20180095461

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. ... Sony Interactive Entertainment Llc

04/05/18 / #20180095433

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. ... Sony Interactive Entertainment Llc

04/05/18 / #20180093781

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 Llc

04/05/18 / #20180093768

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. ... Sony Interactive Entertainment Llc

04/05/18 / #20180093186

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. ... Sony Interactive Entertainment Llc

04/05/18 / #20180093185

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 state of the one or more spectators. ... Sony Interactive Entertainment Llc

04/05/18 / #20180093184

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. ... Sony Interactive Entertainment Llc

04/05/18 / #20180093177

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 antenna array.. . ... Sony Interactive Entertainment Llc

04/05/18 / #20180093176

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. ... Sony Interactive Entertainment Llc

04/05/18 / #20180093171

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 Llc

03/29/18 / #20180091530

Addressing inside-enterprise hack attempts

An enterprise computer network is monitored to detect and neutralize security breaches. In a first case failed login attempts to multiple target machines are noted and if they come from one machine or a small number of originating machines, a password spraying attack from the originating machines is indicated, resulting in the originating machines being segregated from the system. ... Sony Interactive Entertainment Llc

03/29/18 / #20180089906

Blend shape system with dynamic partitioning

A method and system that dynamically partitions a 3-d model into multiple regions. The method determines the vertices to be included in each region according to values assigned to an appropriate color channel for each vertex. ... Sony Interactive Entertainment Llc

03/29/18 / #20180089882

Blend shape system with texture coordinate blending

A blend shape method and system that modifies the u-v values associated with vertices in blend shapes constructed in a 3-d blend shape combination system. The blend shape method determines the u-v coordinates associated with each vertex in a base shape and the u-v coordinates associated with corresponding vertices in one or more driving shapes. ... Sony Interactive Entertainment Llc

03/29/18 / #20180089876

System to identify and use markers for motion capture

Methods and systems that enhance motion capture capabilities. In one such method, the motion capture system enables a user to set parameters, based on hue, lightness, and saturation, for example, to assist in identifying and searching for motion capture markers that are applied to real-life subjects. ... Sony Interactive Entertainment Llc

03/29/18 / #20180089798

Varying effective resolution by screen location in graphics processing by approximating projection of vertices onto curved viewport

In graphics processing data is received representing one or more vertices for a scene in a virtual space. A projection of the vertices onto a screen space of a display device is performed. ... Sony Interactive Entertainment Llc

03/29/18 / #20180089472

Public viewing security

Methods and systems for activating a display security application and initiating a privacy measure on a computing device are provided. A user opens and turns on an application on the computing device, which monitors the security of the screen. ... Sony Interactive Entertainment Llc

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 from a plurality of users is configured to hold allocation information for allocating each of the plurality of manipulation devices to each of the plurality of users and display, on a screen of a display apparatus, a guide image including information for identifying a user before change and information for identifying a user after change if, in the allocation information, a user to whom any one of the plurality of manipulation devices is allocated is changed.. ... Sony Interactive Entertainment Llc

03/29/18 / #20180085670

Creation of game-based scenes

A method is given for providing a visualization of a scene corresponding to game play. The method includes steps of receiving at a visualization server information about a scene corresponding to game play at a client computer, receiving additional information about the scene at the visualization server; and constructing a visualization at the visualization server based on the scene, the constructing based at least in part on the received information and the received additional information. ... Sony Interactive Entertainment Llc

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 first direction with respect to the plurality of parts, and formed from metal, and a metal plate disposed at the other side in the first direction with respect to at least one of the plurality of parts and attached to the frame.. . ... Sony Interactive Entertainment Llc

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. ... Sony Interactive Entertainment Llc

03/22/18 / #20180082483

Method for executing functions in a vr environment

A wearable computing device includes a head-mounted display (hmd) that generates a virtual reality environment. Through the generation and tracking of positional data, a the virtual environment may be interrupted or paused. ... Sony Interactive Entertainment Llc

03/22/18 / #20180081484

Input method for 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 is also determined based on which coordinates the periphery was traced against. ... Sony Interactive Entertainment Llc

03/15/18 / #20180077084

Methods and systems for portably deploying applications on one or more cloud systems

Methods and systems for provisioning services or resources on a cloud service for successful execution of an application includes detecting a request for executing an application on a cloud service. In response to the request, a descriptor record for the application is retrieved from a descriptor file. ... Sony Interactive Entertainment Llc

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. ... Sony Interactive Entertainment Llc

03/15/18 / #20180074771

Wearable computer using programmed local tag

A wearable computing device includes a head-mounted display (hmd) that provides a field of view in which at least a portion of the environment of the wearable computing device is viewable. The hmd is operable to display images superimposed over the field of view. ... Sony Interactive Entertainment Llc

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 by side. Further, graphics are displayed in regions of the image, which are invisible when the image is viewed through the lens, and a notification matter from the information processing apparatus is embedded into the graphics depending upon the color, pattern, and shape. ... Sony Interactive Entertainment Llc

03/08/18 / #20180070147

Media player in quick menu

A media player in quick menu provides a user with easy access to control content. The media player in the quick menu enables a user to perform operations on the currently watched programming the media player in the quick menu also provides the user with supplemental information and accessibility to additional content.. ... Sony Interactive Entertainment Llc

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 system and a communication unit operable to transmit information identifying the input keys that the user is touching to the processing device, wherein the processing device is operable to generate information to indicate to the user which input keys are being touched.. . ... Sony Interactive Entertainment Llc

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 and rendering an object arranged in a virtual three-dimensional space so as to generate an image to be displayed on the head mounted display; and by a rotation control block, upon acquiring an instruction for rotating a game field arranged in the virtual three-dimensional space, rotating the game field around an axis perpendicular to the game field.. ... Sony Interactive Entertainment Llc

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 message sorting method includes: extracting some of a plurality of posted messages on the basis of a rule with respect to message posting person, reply destination, or contents; and sorting the extracted messages through a machine-learning sorting device.. ... Sony Interactive Entertainment Llc

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 spool to cause the spool and, hence, the magnet rotating around it, to reciprocate, generating additional haptic output from the vibrations of the reciprocating motion.. ... Sony Interactive Entertainment Llc

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. ... Sony Interactive Entertainment Llc

02/15/18 / #20180047129

Method for efficient re-rendering objects to vary viewports and under varying rendering and rasterization parameters

Graphics processing renders a scene with a plurality of different rendering parameters for different locations on a screen area. Graphics depicting one or more objects mapped to a screen area are processed. ... Sony Interactive Entertainment Llc

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 first operation to designate a user, a friend management data registration part registers the user as a user in a first relation involving disclosure of a nickname. ... Sony Interactive Entertainment Llc

02/15/18 / #20180043250

Increasing the number of advertising impressions in an interactive environment

Increasing a number of advertising impressions in a system configured to facilitate user interaction with an interactive environment containing one or more advertising targets is described. A scene of a portion of the simulated environment is displayed from a camera point of view (camera pov) on a video display. ... Sony Interactive Entertainment Llc

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. ... Sony Interactive Entertainment Llc

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 the heat pipe is viewed in the third direction, the heat pipe has a second extension spaced from the first extension in the second direction and extending in the first direction, and a joint which interconnects the first extension and the second extension and which is curved. ... Sony Interactive Entertainment Llc

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 direction that extends orthogonally to the first direction when viewed in the first direction, the guide portions guiding air flowing through the opening. ... Sony Interactive Entertainment Llc

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; and a light guide member configured to receive light from the light source, the light guide member extending in the first directions and being disposed along the manipulating member, the light guide member being separate from the manipulating member. The manipulating member is made of a light-transmissive material and is caused to glow by the light received from the light guide member.. ... Sony Interactive Entertainment Llc

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 video image relay device is older than version of firmware requested by basic software installed in the video image generation device, an update request unit supplies the video image relay device with firmware for the relay device included in the basic software in order to update accordingly the firmware installed in the video image relay device.. ... Sony Interactive Entertainment Llc

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 the type of screen that appeared before power saving mode was selected. ... Sony Interactive Entertainment Llc

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. ... Sony Interactive Entertainment Llc

02/01/18 / #20180034583

Forward error correction for streaming data

A current frame in a sequence and one or more previous frames in the sequence may be encoded and decoded with forward error correction (fec). The current frame is encoded at a first bitrate to generate one or more encoded source frames and the one or more previous frames are encoded at an equal or lower second bitrate to generate one or more encoded fec frames. ... Sony Interactive Entertainment Llc

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 other, and a knob member attached to the two attachment sections. The knob member is a flexible member that is longer than a distance between the two attachment sections, includes a curved portion that is curved in such a manner as to swell in a direction away from the part, and is elastically deformable such that the swelling of the curved portion decreases.. ... Sony Interactive Entertainment Llc

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. ... Sony Interactive Entertainment Llc

02/01/18 / #20180028921

Game apparatus, controlling method for 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 game apparatus by a user, a condition decision unit for deciding, in response to the usage situation of the function by the user, whether or not each of a plurality of messages regarding the function stored in an associated relationship with given instructions by the user is to be displayed in response to the corresponding given instruction, and a message display controlling unit for displaying one of the plurality of messages which is decided so as to be displayed in response to the given instruction by the user.. ... Sony Interactive Entertainment Llc

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 second user enabled to view a display apparatus; a control block configured to control, in a virtual three-dimensional space, an event on the basis of an instruction acquired by the instruction input acquisition block; a first image generation block configured to generate a first image of the virtual three-dimensional space to be displayed on the head mounted display; and a second image generation block configured to generate a second image of the virtual three-dimensional space to be displayed on the display apparatus.. . ... Sony Interactive Entertainment Llc

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. ... Sony Interactive Entertainment Llc

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. ... Sony Interactive Entertainment Llc

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 image of a first surface of a high resolution and an omnidirectional image of a second surface of a resolution lower than the high resolution and a second composite image obtained by combining an omnidirectional image of the second surface of the high resolution and an omnidirectional image of the first surface of a low resolution. ... Sony Interactive Entertainment Llc

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 processing. The play mat includes a play field that defines a detection space for the block, and a calibration chart including at least a plurality of regions of colors of different luminances. ... Sony Interactive Entertainment Llc

01/25/18 / #20180025370

Method for optimizing a constrained product portfolio to capture maximum target market

The method and systems of the present invention is directed towards forecasting and modeling projected sales of a portfolio of products (e.g., video game/software titles) in order to obtain a corresponding projected sales of a platform (e.g., console). The method is aimed at maximizing the projected sales of the platform by providing saturation of targeted consumer segments (e.g., groups of users) of a total addressable market. ... Sony Interactive Entertainment Llc

01/25/18 / #20180021684

Method and system for accessing previously stored game play via video recording as executed on a game cloud system

A method for gaming, including receiving from a client device of a user selection of a video recording of game play of a player for a gaming application, and streaming the video recording to the client device. The video recording is associated with a snapshot captured at a first point in the recorded game play. ... Sony Interactive Entertainment Llc

01/25/18 / #20180021674

Gaming controller

A controller for interfacing wirelessly with a computing device is provided, including the following: a housing defined by a main body, a first extension extending from a first end of the main body, and a second extension extending from a second end of the main body, the first extension and the second extension for holding by a first hand and a second hand of a user, respectively; a touchscreen defined along the top surface of the main body between the first extension and the second extension; a first set of buttons disposed on the top surface of the main body proximate to the first extension and on a first side of the touchscreen; and a second set of buttons disposed on the top surface of the main body proximate to the second extension and on a second side of the touchscreen.. . ... Sony Interactive Entertainment Llc

01/18/18 / #20180020276

Planar magnetic headphones

Planar magnetic headphones include a single layer of parallel elongated magnets spaced from each other and supported on a magnet holder matrix. The holder matrix can be plastic or it can be a metallic permeability plate, with the magnets being on the inside (toward the ear) of the plate. ... Sony Interactive Entertainment Llc

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 for presentation to the user. ... Sony Interactive Entertainment Llc

01/18/18 / #20180018809

Gradient adjustment for texture mapping to non-orthonormal grid

In a computer graphics processing unit (gpu) having a texture unit, when pixel sample locations are based on a non-orthonormal grid in scene space, the texture unit receives texture space gradient values directly, e.g., from a shader unit or generates them from texture coordinates supplied, e.g., by a shader unit, and then applies a transformation to the gradient values configured to adjust the gradient values to those which would arise from the use of a orthonormal screen space grid.. . ... Sony Interactive Entertainment Llc

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 is formed at least at portions positioned opposite to each other around the rotation centerline when the camera body is seen in the left-right direction. ... Sony Interactive Entertainment Llc

01/18/18 / #20180015372

Invalidating network devices with illicit peripherals

A system and method for passively validating network game users is provided. Data indicative of game behavior and actions at one or more nodes interacting with a network game in a network game community are monitored. ... Sony Interactive Entertainment Llc

01/18/18 / #20180015367

Information processing apparatus, information processing system, information processing method, program and information recording medium

Disclosed herein is an information processing apparatus, including: an image acceptance section configured to accept an image of an operation inputting apparatus picked up by an imaging section; an operation signal acceptance section configured to accept an operation signal representative of an operation for the operation inputting apparatus from the operation inputting apparatus; and a process execution section configured to execute a process in response to the position of the operation inputting apparatus in the image accepted by the image acceptance section and the operation signal accepted by the operation signal acceptance section.. . ... Sony Interactive Entertainment Llc

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 each oriented in different orientations. ... Sony Interactive Entertainment Llc

01/11/18 / #20180013820

Systems and methods for seamless host migration

Systems and methods of the present invention for maintaining network data distribution are provided. Network data may be distributed in such as manner as to allow a network session to weather interrupted communications between host and clients without significant loss of data. ... Sony Interactive Entertainment Llc

01/11/18 / #20180013802

Managing participants in an online session

The present invention relates to an application that is configured to be operated in a multi-participant environment on a computer network. The application manages participants in an online session of a multi-user application so that if one of the participants exits the session, the session can continue without interruption. ... Sony Interactive Entertainment Llc

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. ... Sony Interactive Entertainment Llc

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 other that are made up of a plurality of frame images extracted from a video of interest, that performs control such that the first image string is shown on a display device screen as an image string of interest, that causes the frame images included in the first image string to scroll in response to a scrolling operation by the user while the first image string is shown, and that switches the image string of interest from the first image string to the second image string if the scrolling operation satisfies a given determination condition.. ... Sony Interactive Entertainment Llc

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 is viewed from different viewpoints; identifying the optical display apparatus included in the image of the object; and generating an image of the face of the person that does not include the optical display apparatus by excluding the identified optical display apparatus, and instead by adding features of the face of the person to a region in which the identified optical display apparatus is excluded.. . ... Sony Interactive Entertainment Llc

01/11/18 / #20180011552

Systems, methods, and computer-readable media for generating computer-mediated reality display data

Systems, methods, and computer-readable media are provided for generating computer-mediated reality display data based on user instantaneous motion data. A system includes at least one sensor, a mediated reality data source, and a mediated reality display generator that generates displayable mediated reality scene data based on (a) current reality data of the system from the at least one sensor; (b) mediated reality data from the mediated reality data source; and (c) instantaneous motion data of the system from the at least one sensor. ... Sony Interactive Entertainment Llc

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. ... Sony Interactive Entertainment Llc

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 device, a second light-transmitting member that is formed with a material that transmits light and that makes up the second light-emitting area, a light source, and a light guide member adapted to guide light of the light source to the first light-transmitting member and the second light-transmitting member. The light guide member includes a first guide section arranged behind the first light-transmitting member to guide light to the first light-transmitting member, and a second guide section that extends upward beyond a position of the first light-transmitting member toward the second light-transmitting member.. ... Sony Interactive Entertainment Llc

01/04/18 / #20180007450

Video thumbnail in electronic program guide

The present disclosure describes methods and systems directed at implementing a video thumbnail that facilitates user viewing of video content alongside additional content such as an electronic program guide. The video thumbnail would display the video content that was currently playing when the user requests access to the electronic program guide. ... Sony Interactive Entertainment Llc

01/04/18 / #20180007422

Apparatus and method for 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 content item corresponding to the focal area, combining the portion of the high bit rate version of the content with the low bit rate version of the content item to generate a combined image, and causing the combined image to be displayed to the viewer via the display device. ... Sony Interactive Entertainment Llc

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 or more base frames is then created. ... Sony Interactive Entertainment Llc

01/04/18 / #20180007339

Apparatus and method for 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 data associated with the plurality of video streams, decoding the two or more video streams to form two or more decoded video streams, stitching the two or more decoded video streams to form a combined image, and causing the combined image to be displayed to the user. ... Sony Interactive Entertainment Llc

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 to join the vr scene provided to the first hmd. ... Sony Interactive Entertainment Llc

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 of the user when the user is wearing the hmd is received. ... Sony Interactive Entertainment Llc

01/04/18 / #20180004370

Quick navigation menu

The present disclosure describes methods and systems directed towards implementations of a quick menu. The quick menu provides a user with easy and quick access to different user interfaces, content, and/or content sources. ... Sony Interactive Entertainment Llc








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