(12) International Application Status Report

Received at International Bureau: 11 December 2019 (11.12.2019)

Information valid as of: 24 December 2019 (24.12.2019)

Report generated on: 26 September 2020 (26.09.2020)

(10) Publication number: (43) Publication date: (26) Publication language:
WO 2020/12183618 June 2020 (18.06.2020) Japanese (JA)

(21) Application number: (22) Filing date: (25) Filing language:
PCT/JP2019/04670029 November 2019 (29.11.2019) Japanese (JA)

(31) Priority number(s): (32) Priority date(s): (33) Priority status:
2018-231385 (JP)11 December 2018 (11.12.2018) Priority document received (in compliance with PCT Rule 17.1)

(51) International Patent Classification:
H04R 17/00 (2006.01); G06F 3/01 (2006.01)

(71) Applicant(s):
SONY CORPORATION [JP/JP]; 1-7-1 Konan, Minato-ku, Tokyo 1080075 (JP) (for all designated states)

(72) Inventor(s):
MORIMOTO, Rui; c/o SONY CORPORATION, 1-7-1 Konan, Minato-ku, Tokyo 1080075 (JP)

(74) Agent(s):
OMORI, Junichi; 2nd Floor, U&M Akasaka Bldg., 7-5-47 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo 1070052 (JP)

(54) Title (EN): ULTRASONIC USER INTERFACE DEVICE
(54) Title (FR): DISPOSITIF D'INTERFACE UTILISATEUR À ULTRASON
(54) Title (JA): 超音波ユーザーインターフェース装置

(57) Abstract:
(EN): [Problem] To provide an ultrasonic user interface device capable of precisely acquiring information on the movement of a body part. [Solution] An ultrasonic user interface device that is provided with a transmission part and reception parts. The transmission part transmits an ultrasonic wave toward the internal tissue of a user's arm or leg part. A plurality of the reception parts are disposed along the circumferential direction of the arm or leg part, toward which the ultrasonic wave is transmitted, so as to surround the arm or leg part and receives the ultrasonic wave penetrating through the internal tissue and/or the ultrasonic wave reflected thereby so as to acquire information on the movement of at least a part of the user's limbs.
(FR): [Problème] Fournir un dispositif d'interface utilisateur à ultrason capable d'acquérir précisément des informations sur le mouvement d'une partie du corps. [Solution] Un dispositif d'interface utilisateur à ultrason qui est pourvu d'une partie de transmission et de parties de réception. La partie de transmission transmet une onde ultrasonore vers le tissu interne d'une partie de bras ou de jambe d'un utilisateur. Une pluralité de parties de réception sont disposées le long de la direction circonférentielle de la partie de bras ou de jambe, vers laquelle l'onde ultrasonore est transmise, de manière à entourer la partie de bras ou de jambe et reçoit l'onde ultrasonore pénétrant dans le tissu interne et/ou l'onde ultrasonore réfléchie de façon à acquérir ainsi des informations sur le mouvement d'au moins une partie des membres de l'utilisateur.
(JA): 【課題】精度よく身体の部位の動き情報を取得することが可能な超音波ユーザーインターフェース装置を提供する。 【解決手段】超音波ユーザーインターフェース装置は、送信部と、受信部と、を具備する。上記送信部は、ユーザーの腕部又は脚部の内部組織にむけて超音波を送信する。上記受信部は、上記超音波が発信される上記腕部又は上記脚部の周方向に沿って上記腕部又は上記脚部を囲むように複数配置され、上記ユーザーの四肢の少なくとも一部の動き情報を取得するために、上記超音波が上記内部組織を透過した超音波及び反射した超音波のうち少なくとも一方を受信する。

International search report:
Received at International Bureau: 24 February 2020 (24.02.2020) [JP]

International Report on Patentability (IPRP) Chapter II of the PCT:
Not available

(81) Designated States:
AE, AG, AL, AM, AO, AT, AU, AZ, BA, BB, BG, BH, BN, BR, BW, BY, BZ, CA, CH, CL, CN, CO, CR, CU, CZ, DE, DJ, DK, DM, DO, DZ, EC, EE, EG, ES, FI, GB, GD, GE, GH, GM, GT, HN, HR, HU, ID, IL, IN, IR, IS, JO, JP, KE, KG, KH, KN, KP, KR, KW, KZ, LA, LC, LK, LR, LS, LU, LY, MA, MD, ME, MG, MK, MN, MW, MX, MY, MZ, NA, NG, NI, NO, NZ, OM, PA, PE, PG, PH, PL, PT, QA, RO, RS, RU, RW, SA, SC, SD, SE, SG, SK, SL, SM, ST, SV, SY, TH, TJ, TM, TN, TR, TT, TZ, UA, UG, US, UZ, VC, VN, ZA, ZM, ZW
European Patent Office (EPO) : AL, AT, BE, BG, CH, CY, CZ, DE, DK, EE, ES, FI, FR, GB, GR, HR, HU, IE, IS, IT, LT, LU, LV, MC, MK, MT, NL, NO, PL, PT, RO, RS, SE, SI, SK, SM, TR
African Intellectual Property Organization (OAPI) : BF, BJ, CF, CG, CI, CM, GA, GN, GQ, GW, KM, ML, MR, NE, SN, TD, TG
African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO) : BW, GH, GM, KE, LR, LS, MW, MZ, NA, RW, SD, SL, ST, SZ, TZ, UG, ZM, ZW
Eurasian Patent Organization (EAPO) : AM, AZ, BY, KG, KZ, RU, TJ, TM