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Nobuo Sasaki, Akio Ohba: Portable electronic device, entertainment system and method of operating the same. Sony Computer Entertainment, Helfgott & Karas P C, July 3, 2001: US06254477 (280 worldwide citation)

A portable electronic device and an entertainment system that can give a user a sense of familiarity by generating a proper character using an identification number and by displaying it, for example, on a display means include an identification-number holding section which holds a proper identificat ...


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Akio Ohba: Video image processing apparatus including convolution filter means to process pixels of a video image by a set of parameter coefficients. Sony Corporation, William S Frommer, Alvin Sinderbrand, August 31, 1993: US05241372 (118 worldwide citation)

To process pixels included in a video image, control data is generated to established a pixel processing operation for a pixel under consideration. A set of parameter coefficients is generated in response to this control data; and a convolution filter receives successive pixels of an input video ima ...


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Akio Ohba: Image processor, image processing method, recording medium, computer program and semiconductor device. Sony Computer Entertainment, Lerner David Littenberg Krumholz & Mentlik, August 3, 2004: US06771277 (98 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides an image processor to use images taken by an image pickup device, etc. as an input interface to enter commands, etc. The present invention provides an image processor that includes image capturing means for capturing a mirrored moving image partially including a moving ...


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Akio Ohba, Shinichi Fukushima, Koji Kaneda: Animation producing apparatus. Sony Corporation, Lewis H Eslinger, Jay H Maioli, May 25, 1993: US05214758 (87 worldwide citation)

An animation producing apparatus which produces an animation on the basis of a fundamental shape and parameter. This animation producing apparatus is comprised of an input device for inputting a plurality set of fundamental shapes and a plurality of parameters corresponding to the plurality of funda ...


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Akio Ohba: Method of forming curved surfaces and the apparatus. Sony Corporation, Philip M Shaw Jr, December 5, 1989: US04885702 (73 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for interactively generating and visually displaying deformed, free curved surfaces using a computer aided display apparatus by designating a desired deformation area, including an action point, on a non-deformed surface, determining a vector field function Fi (deformation rat ...


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Nobuo Sasaki, Akio Ohba: Input position detection device and entertainment system using the same. Sony Computer Entertainment, Katten Muchin Zavis Rosenman, December 24, 2002: US06498860 (67 worldwide citation)

An input position detection device for detecting an input position of an input device, and an entertainment system which can detect the position of a subunit and has a display which displays an image generated by execution of a program loaded into the entertainment system. The entertainment system h ...


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Keiso Shimakawa, Shuji Hiramatsu, Masakazu Suzuoki, Akio Ohba, Toyoshi Okada, Shigeru Enomoto, Muneki Shimada, Tomokazu Kake, Yousuke Kimoto, Kenjiro Komaki, Hiromasa Horie, Takahiro Fujii, Yuta Kimura, Hidehisa Onai: Virtual world system, server computer and information processor. Sony Computer Entertainment, Lerner David Littenberg Krumholz & Mentlik, October 2, 2007: US07275987 (44 worldwide citation)

Objects which are created in conformity with the data format of objects to be handled in a virtual world are offered to users on the terminal computers of the users independently of the virtual world. The users transmit the offered objects to a server computer which generates the virtual world, whil ...


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Akio Ohba: Method and apparatus of forming curved surfaces. Sony Corporation, Philip M Shaw Jr, December 13, 1988: US04791581 (44 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for interactively generating and visually displaying deformed, free curved surfaces using a computer aided display apparatus by designating a desired deformation area, including an action point, on a non-deformed surface, determining a vector field function Fi (deformation rat ...