Patents Assigned to Morpho, Inc.
  • Patent number: 11720788
    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: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2023
    Assignee: Morpho Inc.
    Inventors: Masaki Hiraga, Yasuhiro Kuroda, Hitoshi Matsuo, Hideaki Nishino, Kouta Kurihara
  • Publication number: 20230199298
    Abstract: Examples of an image processing device includes a first camera, a second camera having a different angle of view from the first camera, a processor configured to generate a preview image from an image captured by the first camera and an image captured by the second camera, and a display configured to display the preview image. In a case of a change in camera usage from the first camera to the second camera due to a change in a zoom magnification, a tone of an image that was captured by the second camera and is to be displayed first on the display is brought closer to a tone of an image that was captured by the first camera and was displayed last on the display, in comparison with a case where the captured images are used as-is.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2022
    Publication date: June 22, 2023
    Applicant: Morpho, Inc.
    Inventor: Yuto Haga
  • Publication number: 20230074889
    Abstract: Examples of a depth estimation method include acquiring a plurality of depth maps, and outputting one output depth map obtained by compositing the plurality of depth maps with a lower average difference between distance values of adjacent pixels than in a case of directly using distance values included in the plurality of depth maps.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2022
    Publication date: March 9, 2023
    Applicant: Morpho, Inc.
    Inventor: Ryotaro Kakuda
  • Publication number: 20230024820
    Abstract: An analysis device for visualizing an accuracy of a trained determination device includes an acquisition unit acquiring an image pair of a non-defective product image and a defective product image, an extraction unit extracting an image region of a defective part of the defective product, a generation unit generating a plurality of image regions of pseudo-defective parts, a compositing unit synthesizing each of the image regions of the plurality of pseudo-defective parts with the non-defective product image to generate a plurality of composite images having different feature quantities, an unit outputting the plurality of composite images to the determination device and acquiring a label corresponding to each of the plurality of composite images from the determination device, and a display control unit displaying an object indicating the label corresponding to each of the plurality of composite images in an array based on the feature quantities.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2021
    Publication date: January 26, 2023
    Applicants: Morpho, Inc., Tokyo Weld Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshihiko YOKOYAMA, Tsukasa KATO, Daiju KIKUCHI, Satoshi HIROTA, Takuma UMENO
  • Publication number: 20220405605
    Abstract: A training support device includes a derivation unit that derives a feature quantity of the training data, on the basis of a model trained using the training data, and training data having first data given a first label and second data given a second label, and derives, a feature quantity of the training candidate data, on the basis of at least one piece of training candidate data given any one of the first label and the second label, and the model, a calculation unit that calculates, at least one of a distance between the training candidate data and the first data and a second distance between the training candidate data and the second data, and a selection unit that selects data to be added as the training data from among the pieces of training candidate data, on the basis of the distance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2020
    Publication date: December 22, 2022
    Applicants: TOKYO WELD., LTD., MORPHO, INC.
    Inventors: Yoshihiko YOKOYAMA, Tsukasa KATO, Daiju KIKUCHI, Takuma UMENO
  • 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