Patents by Inventor Akira Ohmura

Akira Ohmura has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20190205893
    Abstract: A service provider of an electric bulletin board and electric album places a server at a data center and a service user searches a website, connecting a terminal to the Internet. A remark of the service user is carried in the electric bulletin board. The service user stores an image onto a memory of an electric album service. A demand for a browse of an image provide for the electric album service can be made through a display screen of the electric bulletin board. When an image is permitted to be browsed by a third party, a browse in the bulletin board is permitted, but when an image is not permitted to be browsed by a third party, the browse in the bulletin board is banned.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2019
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Applicants: NIKON CORPORATION, NIKON SYSTEMS INC.
    Inventors: Setsu MITSUHASHI, Akira OHMURA, Takashi TOIDA
  • Publication number: 20190141230
    Abstract: A digital camera includes a communicator that communicates with other digital camera, a receiver that receives a camera information of another digital camera and an imaging device that forms a digital image of an object. The digital camera further includes a processor that creates a digital image data from the digital image based upon the camera information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 2, 2019
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Applicant: NIKON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Akira OHMURA
  • Publication number: 20190037163
    Abstract: A cellular phone is capable of telephone-calling with an external device, and includes an antenna by which to communicate with the external device; a lens; an image sensor that outputs an image signal; a display; a loudspeaker; and a processer. The processor controls the display to display an announcement of an incoming call from the external device after receiving a calling signal via the antenna, and in a case that the calling signal is received during operation of the image sensor in a moving image mode, the processor permits communication between the cellular phone and the external device via the antenna and using the loudspeaker and a microphone of the cellular phone after the announcement of the incoming call is displayed by the display and after the processor receives an instruction from an input device of the cellular phone to allow starting of the telephone-calling with the external device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2018
    Publication date: January 31, 2019
    Applicant: NIKON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Itaru HOMMA, Chiyuki KUWATA, Akira OHMURA
  • Patent number: 10194068
    Abstract: A digital camera includes a communicator that communicates with other digital camera, a receiver that receives a camera information of another digital camera and an imaging device that forms a digital image of an object. The digital camera further includes a processor that creates a digital image data from the digital image based upon the camera information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: NIKON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Akira Ohmura
  • Patent number: 10116784
    Abstract: A cellular phone is capable of telephone-calling with an external device, and includes an antenna by which to communicate with the external device; a lens; an image sensor that outputs an image signal; a display; a loudspeaker; and a processer. The processor controls the display to display an announcement of an incoming call from the external device after receiving a calling signal via the antenna, and in a case that the calling signal is received during operation of the image sensor in a moving image mode, the processor permits communication between the cellular phone and the external device via the antenna and using the loudspeaker and a microphone of the cellular phone after the announcement of the incoming call is displayed by the display and after the processor receives an instruction from an input device of the cellular phone to allow starting of the telephone-calling with the external device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: NIKON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Itaru Homma, Chiyuki Kuwata, Akira Ohmura
  • Publication number: 20180069991
    Abstract: A portable telephone is equipped with a camera and includes an image sensor that is included in the camera and that outputs image data. The portable telephone also includes a processor configured to: (i) associate the image data with position information denoting a position at which the image data is output by the image sensor; (ii) control storage of the image data to a storage medium; (iii) select the image data related to the position information in the storage medium; (iv) acquire information indicating a map based on the position information related to the selected image data; and (v) create textual content to be sent to a destination based on the position information. The portable telephone further includes a communication circuit that sends the textual content, the image data and the information indicating the map to the destination.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2017
    Publication date: March 8, 2018
    Applicant: NIKON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Aki IWASAWA, Akira OHMURA
  • Patent number: 9838574
    Abstract: A digital camera comprises an image-capturing unit that captures an image of a photographic subject and acquires image data, a communication unit for sending and receiving electronic mail data including image data, a recording control unit that records the image data acquired by the image-capturing unit as photographed image data upon a recording medium, an email for sending creation unit that creates an email for sending, to which is attached an image based upon the photographed image data recorded upon the recording medium, and an email address setting unit that sets an email address as the destination of the email for sending. The email for sending creation unit creates a title or a text of the email for sending, based upon at least one of the photographed image data and the email address that has been set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: NIKON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Aki Iwasawa, Akira Ohmura
  • Publication number: 20170322483
    Abstract: An electronic device includes: a communication unit that is engaged in communication with an external device; a control unit that adds image information into transmission data to be transmitted to the communication unit; and a decision-making unit that makes a decision in correspondence to information indicating a recipient of the transmission data as to whether or not to allow photographing location information included in the image information to be included in the transmission data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2017
    Publication date: November 9, 2017
    Applicant: NIKON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Chie SOGOH, Akira OHMURA
  • Patent number: 9740090
    Abstract: An electronic device includes: a communication unit that is engaged in communication with an external device; a control unit that adds image information into transmission data to be transmitted to the communication unit; and a decision-making unit that makes a decision in correspondence to information indicating a recipient of the transmission data as to whether or not to allow photographing location information included in the image information to be included in the transmission data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: NIKON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Chie Sogoh, Akira Ohmura
  • Publication number: 20170208166
    Abstract: A cellular phone is capable of telephone-calling with an external device, and includes an antenna by which to communicate with the external device; a lens; an image sensor that outputs an image signal; a display; a loudspeaker; and a processer. The processor controls the display to display an announcement of an incoming call from the external device after receiving a calling signal via the antenna, and in a case that the calling signal is received during operation of the image sensor in a moving image mode, the processor permits communication between the cellular phone and the external device via the antenna and using the loudspeaker and a microphone of the cellular phone after the announcement of the incoming call is displayed by the display and after the processor receives an instruction from an input device of the cellular phone to allow starting of the telephone-calling with the external device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Publication date: July 20, 2017
    Applicant: NIKON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Itaru HOMMA, Chiyuki KUWATA, Akira OHMURA
  • Patent number: 9641786
    Abstract: A camera having communication ability can switch a mode between a communication mode and a shooting mode. The camera combines features of a communication device and a digital camera. The camera comprises a communication device, an imaging device, and a switching device. The switching device switched the communication mode to the shooting mode responsive to completion of communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: NIKON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Itaru Homma, Chiyuki Kuwata, Akira Ohmura
  • Publication number: 20170019623
    Abstract: A digital camera includes a communicator that communicates with other digital camera, a receiver that receives a camera information of another digital camera and an imaging device that forms a digital image of an object. The digital camera further includes a processor that creates a digital image data from the digital image based upon the camera information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2016
    Publication date: January 19, 2017
    Applicant: NIKON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Akira OHMURA
  • Patent number: 9497377
    Abstract: A digital camera includes a communicator that communicates with other digital camera, a receiver that receives a camera information of another digital camera and an imaging device that forms a digital image of an object. The digital camera further includes a processor that creates a digital image data from the digital image based upon the camera information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: NIKON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Akira Ohmura
  • Patent number: 9485415
    Abstract: An electronic camera includes an image pickup device, a memory, a face detecting section, a face recognizing section, and an object specifying section. The image pickup device photo-electrically converts an image of an object into an electric signal and generates an image signal as the electric signal. The memory has recorded registration data representing characterizing points of faces as recognizing targets. The face detecting section detects face areas in a shooting image plane based on the image signal and extracts characterizing points of faces of objects from the face areas. The face recognizing section determines whether or not the face areas are the recognizing targets based on data of the characterizing points corresponding to the face areas and on the registration data. The object specifying section specifies as a main object an object present on nearest side of the electronic camera of objects as the recognizing targets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: NIKON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hirotake Nozaki, Akira Ohmura, Hideya Inoue
  • Patent number: 9467642
    Abstract: An electronic camera is capable of recording image, voice, text, line-drawn information and the like. A release switch in the electronic camera is operated to photograph a subject image. When recording voice with the electronic camera, shutter sound effects are not output with the recorded voice. Further, the photographic operation can be indicated to the user by lighting a light-emitting diode in a finder when the release switch is operated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: NIKON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masahiro Suzuki, Fumio Hiraide, Toshihisa Kuroiwa, Yoji Uchiyama, Akira Ohmura
  • Publication number: 20160203493
    Abstract: A service provider places a server at a data center and a service user searches a website, connecting a terminal to the Internet. When the service user specifies a URL in a website server via a terminal accessible to the Internet, data of content stored onto the server is read out and transmitted to the terminal of the service user. The server stores customer information received from the service user and performs a customer registration as a merchandise purchaser. After completing a customer registration, information advising a membership registration different from a customer registration is transmitted to the service user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Publication date: July 14, 2016
    Applicants: NIKON CORPORATION, NIKON SYSTEMS INC.
    Inventors: Shoko YOSHIDA, Jun NAGAI, Miho SEKI, Setsu MITSUHASHI, Akira OHMURA, Takashi TOIDA
  • Publication number: 20160205339
    Abstract: An electronic camera is capable of recording image, voice, text, line-drawn information and the like. A release switch in the electronic camera is operated to photograph a subject image. When recording voice with the electronic camera, shutter sound effects are not output with the recorded voice. Further, the photographic operation can be indicated to the user by lighting a light-emitting diode in a finder when the release switch is operated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2016
    Publication date: July 14, 2016
    Applicant: NIKON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masahiro SUZUKI, Fumio HIRAIDE, Toshihisa KUROIWA, Yoji UCHIYAMA, Akira OHMURA
  • Publication number: 20150326755
    Abstract: An electronic camera is capable of recording image, voice, text, line-drawn information and the like. A release switch in the electronic camera is operated to photograph a subject image. When recording voice with the electronic camera, shutter sound effects are not output with the recorded voice. Further, the photographic operation can be indicated to the user by lighting a light-emitting diode in a finder when the release switch is operated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2015
    Publication date: November 12, 2015
    Inventors: Masahiro SUZUKI, Fumio HIRAIDE, Toshihisa KUROIWA, Yoji UCHIYAMA, Akira OHMURA
  • Publication number: 20150312473
    Abstract: An electronic camera includes an image pickup device, a memory, a face detecting section, a face recognizing section, and an object specifying section. The image pickup device photo-electrically converts an image of an object into an electric signal and generates an image signal as the electric signal. The memory has recorded registration data representing characterizing points of faces as recognizing targets. The face detecting section detects face areas in a shooting image plane based on the image signal and extracts characterizing points of faces of objects from the face areas. The face recognizing section determines whether or not the face areas are the recognizing targets based on data of the characterizing points corresponding to the face areas and on the registration data. The object specifying section specifies as a main object an object present on nearest side of the electronic camera of objects as the recognizing targets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2015
    Publication date: October 29, 2015
    Inventors: Hirotake NOZAKI, Akira OHMURA, Hideya INOUE
  • Publication number: 20150286126
    Abstract: An electronic device includes: a communication unit that is engaged in communication with an external device; a control unit that adds image information into transmission data to be transmitted to the communication unit; and a decision-making unit that makes a decision in correspondence to information indicating a recipient of the transmission data as to whether or not to allow photographing location information included in the image information to be included in the transmission data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2015
    Publication date: October 8, 2015
    Inventors: Chie SOGOH, Akira OHMURA