Patents Assigned to Morpho, Inc.
  • Patent number: 11394893
    Abstract: The image generation apparatus includes: an acquisition unit configured to acquire a base image, a reference image, the respective exposure values associated with the base image and the reference image, and a pseudo-exposure value different from the respective exposure values associated with the base image and the reference image; an estimation unit configured to estimate a conversion parameter; and a generation unit configured to generate a pseudo-image regarded as an image photographed with the pseudo-exposure value by converting the luminance value of the base image for each of the pixels based on the respective exposure values associated with the base image and the reference image, the pseudo-exposure value, and the conversion parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: Morpho, Inc.
    Inventor: Michihiro Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 11295173
    Abstract: An image identification apparatus includes an acquisition unit configured to acquire an input image, a classification unit configured to calculate a classification score of the input image based on a neural network having a weight coefficient in each layer determined to calculate the classification score indicating a degree of similarity between a training image and an image to be processed, an anomaly determination unit configured to calculate an anomaly score of the input image based on a function approximator constructed by machine learning based on the training image of correct answer, and an identification unit configured to classify the input image into a good image having a high degree of similarity to the training image of the correct answer or a bad image having low degree of similarity to the training image of correct answer based on the classification score and the anomaly score.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: Morpho, Inc.
    Inventors: Takuma Umeno, Takafumi Yuasa
  • Publication number: 20220101059
    Abstract: A training system comprises a training device, and a training data creation device for the training device. The training device trains a neural network by means of a backpropagation algorithm. The training data creation device acquires any one of a positive evaluation indicating that content of the input data coincides with the label, a negative evaluation indicating that content of the input data does not coincide with the label, and an ignorable evaluation indicating exclusion from a training target label, for each label regarding the input data to create training data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2021
    Publication date: March 31, 2022
    Applicant: MORPHO, INC.
    Inventors: Yasuhiro KURODA, Masaki Hiraga, Kenji Okuma, Michihiro Kobayashi, Hiroshi Koyama
  • Patent number: 11272124
    Abstract: A device includes an acquiring unit acquiring a plurality of images including a first image, a second image, and a third image; a region detecting unit comparing pixel values of the first image and the third image to detect a moving object region; and a compositing unit generating a composite image by synthesizing a target image selected from a plurality of images and the second image wherein the compositing unit performs a ghost removing process for pixels of the target image corresponding to the moving object region and pixels of the second image corresponding to the moving object region to bring the pixel values of one of these images closer to the pixel values of the other image, and synthesizes the target image and the second image after the ghost removing process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: Morpho, Inc.
    Inventor: Michihiro Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20210377457
    Abstract: A device includes an acquiring unit acquiring a plurality of images including a first image, a second image, and a third image; a region detecting unit comparing pixel values of the first image and the third image to detect a moving object region; and a compositing unit generating a composite image by synthesizing a target image selected from a plurality of images and the second image wherein the compositing unit performs a ghost removing process for pixels of the target image corresponding to the moving object region and pixels of the second image corresponding to the moving object region to bring the pixel values of one of these images closer to the pixel values of the other image, and synthesizes the target image and the second image after the ghost removing process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Publication date: December 2, 2021
    Applicant: Morpho, Inc.
    Inventor: Michihiro KOBAYASHI
  • Patent number: 11170262
    Abstract: A training system comprises a training device, and a training data creation device. The training device trains a neural network. The training data creation device acquires any one of a positive evaluation indicating that content of the input data coincides with the label, a negative evaluation indicating that content of the input data does not coincide with the label, and an ignorable evaluation indicating exclusion from a training target label, for each label regarding the input data to create training data. In training the neural network for training, the training system adjusts the weight coefficient for the intermediate layer and makes the recognition score of the label with the ignorable evaluation not affect the adjustment of the weight coefficient for the intermediate layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: MORPHO, INC.
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Kuroda, Masaki Hiraga, Kenji Okuma, Michihiro Kobayashi, Hiroshi Koyama
  • Patent number: 11159725
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes: an alignment unit configured to perform alignment for a group of images including a plurality of short-time-exposure images that are captured with a first exposure time and a long-time-exposure image that is captured with a second exposure time that is longer than the first exposure time; and an output unit configured to output the long-time-exposure image in a case where the long-time-exposure image satisfies a predetermined condition and configured to output a composite image which is generated by compositing a plurality of images selected from among the plurality of short-time-exposure images, in a case where the long-time-exposure image does not satisfy the predetermined condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignees: MORPHO, INC., Sharp Corporation
    Inventors: Hirotaka Kawano, Shun Hirai, Masaki Satoh, Michihiro Kobayashi, Taiga Koseki
  • Patent number: 11151696
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus for obtaining an output image by performing a filter processing of an input image, includes a setting unit configured to set a plurality of local regions in the input image, a deriving unit configured to derive a plurality of coefficients corresponding to each of the plurality of local regions based on statistics indicating variations in pixel values in the plurality of local regions, and a filter processing unit configured to obtain an output pixel value by performing a liner transformation of the input image based on the plurality of the coefficients, wherein the plurality of local regions include a region that is partitioned diagonally to a raster scan direction; wherein the filter processing unit performs the liner transformation of the input image based on a coefficient adaptively selected from the plurality of coefficients.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: MORPHO, INC.
    Inventor: Hiroshi Koyama
  • Publication number: 20210158136
    Abstract: A calculation scheme decision system includes a pre-calculation unit performing, in an execution environment in which calculation is performed, calculation for each of respective layers of the network structure using at least one of calculation schemes prepared in advance for the respective layers, a cost acquisition unit acquiring a calculation cost of at least one calculation scheme for each layer based on a result of the calculation by the pre-calculation unit, a decision unit selecting one calculation scheme for each layer based on the calculation cost from among at least one of the calculation schemes prepared in advance for the respective layers to associate the layer with the selected one calculation scheme, and a calculation unit performing the calculation for each of the respective layers of the network structure on input data in the execution environment using the calculation scheme associated with each layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2019
    Publication date: May 27, 2021
    Applicant: Morpho, Inc.
    Inventors: Masaki HIRAGA, Yasuhiro KURODA, Hitoshi MATSUO, Hideaki NISHINO, Kouta KURIHARA
  • Patent number: 10931875
    Abstract: One aspect of the present disclosure is an image processing device performing image stabilization of frame images shot by an imaging device. This device is provided with an acquiring unit, an image generating unit and a cropping unit. The acquiring unit acquires the plurality of frame images. The image generating unit stitches, among the plurality of frame images acquired by the acquiring unit, a first frame image and a second frame image, the second frame image being one frame image among several frames before and after the first frame image, to generate a composite image larger than a size of the first frame image and the second frame image. The cropping unit sets a cropping region to the composite image and outputs an image in the cropping region as an output frame image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Morpho, Inc.
    Inventor: Masaki Satoh
  • Patent number: 10853954
    Abstract: The image processing apparatus includes: an input unit configured to receive input of a plurality of images; an alignment unit configured to select each of the plurality of images one by one as a base image, and aligns the base image and each of comparison images; a selection unit configured to select the comparison image to be combined with the base image from among the comparison images aligned with the base image for each of the base images, calculate a common region in which images included in the combination can be commonly drawn, and select the combination in which the ratio of the common region to the base image satisfies a predetermined condition; a determination unit configured to determine the combination that maximizes the number of comparison images from the selected combination; and an output unit configured to output an image group corresponding to the determined combination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: MORPHO, INC.
    Inventor: Taiga Koseki
  • Publication number: 20200364886
    Abstract: The image processing apparatus includes: an input unit configured to receive input of a plurality of images; an alignment unit configured to select each of the plurality of images one by one as a base image, and aligns the base image and each of comparison images; a selection unit configured to select the comparison image to be combined with the base image from among the comparison images aligned with the base image for each of the base images, calculate a common region in which images included in the combination can be commonly drawn, and select the combination in which the ratio of the common region to the base image satisfies a predetermined condition; a determination unit configured to determine the combination that maximizes the number of comparison images from the selected combination; and an output unit configured to output an image group corresponding to the determined combination.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2020
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Applicant: MORPHO,INC.
    Inventor: Taiga KOSEKI
  • Publication number: 20200358955
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes: an alignment unit configured to perform alignment for a group of images including a plurality of short-time-exposure images that are captured with a first exposure time and a long-time-exposure image that is captured with a second exposure time that is longer than the first exposure time; and an output unit configured to output the long-time-exposure image in a case where the long-time-exposure image satisfies a predetermined condition and configured to output a composite image which is generated by compositing a plurality of images selected from among the plurality of short-time-exposure images, in a case where the long-time-exposure image does not satisfy the predetermined condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2020
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Applicants: MORPHO, INC., Sharp Corporation
    Inventors: Hirotaka Kawano, Shun HIRAI, Masaki Satoh, Michihiro KOBAYASHI, Taiga Koseki
  • Patent number: 10713828
    Abstract: An image processing device for stitching a plurality of input images together so as to generate a panoramic composite image is provided. An imaging control section sets a guide for photographing a photographing subject from different imaging directions as a guide information for obtaining a plurality of input images suitable for the image composition. A guide display setting section displays a photographing guide image based on the guide information. A user rotates a camera while checking the guide image and captures the plurality of input images from different imaging directions. An image compositing section stitches the plurality of input images together so as to generate a composite image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: MORPHO, INC.
    Inventors: Masaki Hiraga, Shun Hirai, Takeshi Miura, Ryo Ono
  • Publication number: 20200202494
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus for obtaining an output image by performing a filter processing of an input image, includes a setting unit configured to set a plurality of local regions in the input image, a deriving unit configured to derive a plurality of coefficients corresponding to each of the plurality of local regions based on statistics indicating variations in pixel values in the plurality of local regions, and a filter processing unit configured to obtain an output pixel value by performing a liner transformation of the input image based on the plurality of the coefficients, wherein the plurality of local regions include a region that is partitioned diagonally to a raster scan direction; wherein the filter processing unit performs the liner transformation of the input image based on a coefficient adaptively selected from the plurality of coefficients.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2019
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Applicant: MORPHO, INC.
    Inventor: HIROSHI KOYAMA
  • Publication number: 20200162657
    Abstract: The image generation apparatus includes: an acquisition unit configured to acquire a base image, a reference image, the respective exposure values associated with the base image and the reference image, and a pseudo-exposure value different from the respective exposure values associated with the base image and the reference image; an estimation unit configured to estimate a conversion parameter; and a generation unit configured to generate a pseudo-image regarded as an image photographed with the pseudo-exposure value by converting the luminance value of the base image for each of the pixels based on the respective exposure values associated with the base image and the reference image, the pseudo-exposure value, and the conversion parameter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2019
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Applicant: Morpho, Inc.
    Inventor: Michihiro KOBAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20200074238
    Abstract: An image identification apparatus includes an acquisition unit configured to acquire an input image, a classification unit configured to calculate a classification score of the input image based on a neural network having a weight coefficient in each layer determined to calculate the classification score indicating a degree of similarity between a training image and an image to be processed, an anomaly determination unit configured to calculate an anomaly score of the input image based on a function approximator constructed by machine learning based on the training image of correct answer, and an identification unit configured to classify the input image into a good image having a high degree of similarity to the training image of the correct answer or a bad image having low degree of similarity to the training image of correct answer based on the classification score and the anomaly score.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2019
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Applicant: Morpho, Inc.
    Inventors: Takuma Umeno, Takafumi Yuasa
  • Patent number: 10452945
    Abstract: The present disclosure can obtain a high-quality composite image by determining a suitable boundary when input images are sequentially stitched together to generate the composite image. An image generating apparatus 1 generates a composite image by stitching sequentially input images together. A difference value calculating section 15 calculates difference values by using the pixel values of a reference image and the pixel values of a target image that partly overlap the reference image. The difference values represent the relative relationship between the reference image and the target image. A boundary determining section 16 determines a boundary for stitching the reference image and the target image together by using the difference values calculated by the difference value calculating section 15. Then, an image compositing section 18 generates the composite image by stitching the reference image and the target image together based on the boundary determined by the boundary determining section 16.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Morpho, Inc.
    Inventors: Masaki Hiraga, Shun Hirai, Shogo Sawai, Ryo Ono
  • Patent number: 10440277
    Abstract: It is an object of the present disclosure to enable displaying information on unused area of an input image while displaying an enlarged image of the input image An image processing device includes a specified area setting part configured to set a specified area in an input image, an additional information setting part configured to set additional information on at least a part of non-specified area which is an area in the input image other than the specified area, and a display control part configured to display the specified area and the additional information on the display as an output image. The user can view the image of the specified area and the additional information at the same time. Therefore, the device can utilize the information of the input image more effectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: MORPHO, INC.
    Inventors: Shun Hirai, Jaesung Lee, Zhengyu Chen, Masaki Satoh, Ryo Ono
  • Patent number: 10319097
    Abstract: An image processing device is provided. The image processing device includes: a tracking area setting section that sets a tracking area in a frame image of an original motion picture; a color information obtaining section that obtains color information of the tracking area set by the tracking area setting section; a tracking position estimating section that estimates a tracking position with reference to the tracking area with respect to each frame image of the original motion picture by using the color information obtained by the color information obtaining section; an output frame setting section that sets an output frame enclosing the tracking area set by the tracking area setting section and that updates the output frame based on the estimated tracking position; and a lock-on motion picture generating section that generates a motion picture that is based on the output frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Morpho, Inc.
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Kuroda, Akito Hyakutake, Naruo Takizawa, Ryo Ono