Patents by Inventor Akira Yoda

Akira Yoda 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).

  • Patent number: 8289561
    Abstract: An album creating system is provided for speedily creating an album in which images appropriate for the album are automatically laid out without selecting the images to be laid out in the album by a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Shuji Ono, Akira Yoda
  • Patent number: 8285084
    Abstract: An organizing condition for organizing a plurality of inputted images based on at least one of a content of each inputted image and an associated attribute of each inputted image is stored for each user. When a plurality of newly inputted images are organized, the stored organizing condition associated with the user who carries out the organization is acquired, and the newly inputted images are organized based on the acquired organizing condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Fujifilm Corporation
    Inventor: Akira Yoda
  • Patent number: 8254712
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus is provided that can quickly provide an image in which a main portion has a high image quality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Akira Yoda
  • Patent number: 8250068
    Abstract: An electronic album editing system for editing an electronic album in consideration of categories into which images are classifies is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: Fuji Film Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuo Shiota, Yukita Gotohda, Akira Yoda
  • Publication number: 20120195575
    Abstract: A large amount of appreciation data such as image data exceeding capacity of a recording medium is easily managed. Image data are recorded in a recording medium by a digital camera. When a user requests storage of the image data from a DPE store, the image data are read from the recording medium and stored in a storage system. The image data are deleted from the recording medium and thumbnail image data are generated. The thumbnail image data are recorded in the recording medium and provided to the user. In this manner, free space in the recording medium can be saved. By referring to the thumbnail image data, the image data that have been stored at the DPE store can be easily confirmed, which leads to easy management of the image data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2012
    Publication date: August 2, 2012
    Applicant: FUJIFILM CORPORATION
    Inventor: Akira YODA
  • Publication number: 20120127168
    Abstract: Enlarged display of part of display data on display by a first display section is performed to a second display section, based on a relative position of the second display section with respect to the first display section. A display system has a first display section that displays display data; a second display section that performs enlarged display of part of the display data on display by the first display section; a display partial area storage section that stores an area of the partial data to be displayed to the second display section that is part of the display data on display by the first display section; a relative position determination section that determines a relative positional relation between the first display section and the second display section; and a display control section that performs enlarged display of at least part of the partial data of the area stored.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2011
    Publication date: May 24, 2012
    Inventors: Hiroshi Yamaguchi, Akira Yoda
  • Patent number: 8184956
    Abstract: A large amount of appreciation data such as image data exceeding capacity of a recording medium is easily managed. Image data are recorded in a recording medium by a digital camera. When a user requests storage of the image data from a DPE store, the image data are read from the recording medium and stored in a storage system. The image data are deleted from the recording medium and thumbnail image data are generated. The thumbnail image data are recorded in the recording medium and provided to the user. In this manner, free space in the recording medium can be saved. By referring to the thumbnail image data, the image data that have been stored at the DPE store can be easily confirmed, which leads to easy management of the image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Akira Yoda
  • Patent number: 8184156
    Abstract: An image displaying system for displaying an image operable to change a displayed image according to a direction of a image displaying apparatus, including: an image storing unit storing thereon the image; a displaying unit operable to display the image, the displaying unit being carried by a user; a photographing unit operable to photograph exterior as a plurality of photographed images, the photographing unit being carried with the displaying unit all together; a travel distance computing unit operable to compute a travel distance of the displaying unit by analyzing the plurality of photographed images which are photographed by the photographing unit at different times; and a display control unit operable to change the image, which is different from the photographed images, based on the travel distance computed by the travel distance computing unit and to causes the displaying unit to display the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Mino, Akira Yoda, Shuichi Ohtsuka, Shuji Ono, Wataru Ito, Masahiko Yamada
  • Patent number: 8169652
    Abstract: A layout information generating apparatus is provided, for automatically selecting an original image appropriate to be laid out in a template based on information on an output device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2012
    Assignee: Fujifilm Corporation
    Inventor: Akira Yoda
  • Patent number: 8154472
    Abstract: Enlarged display of part of display data on display by a first display section is performed to a second display section, based on a relative position of the second display section with respect to the first display section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Assignee: Fujifilm Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroshi Yamaguchi, Akira Yoda
  • Patent number: 8111304
    Abstract: There is provided an image capturing apparatus that automatically registers a taken object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2012
    Assignee: Fujifilm Corporation
    Inventors: Shuichi Ohtsuka, Akira Yoda
  • Patent number: 8090196
    Abstract: To easily create an album with colors visually harmonized with images. An album creating apparatus includes: a main subject determining section for determining the main subject of an image; a color extraction section for extracting a plurality of colors included in an image region other than the main subject determined by the main subject determining section; an appearance frequency of color calculating section for calculating the appearance frequency of the plurality of colors extracted by the color extraction section; a characteristic color determining section for determining the characteristic color in the image region other then the main subject determined by the main subject determining section based on the appearance frequency of the plurality of colors calculated by the appearance frequency of color calculating section; and an album color selecting section for selecting a color used for the album which is used in the region other than the image in the album including images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2012
    Assignee: Fujifilm Corporation
    Inventors: Kenji Kojima, Akira Yoda
  • Patent number: 8068645
    Abstract: In order to cause a structure such as a human face in an image to become unidentifiable while causing the image to have a natural finish, a parameter acquisition unit obtains weighting parameters representing a characteristic of an individual in a face region in the image by fitting to the face region detected by a face detection unit a mathematical model generated by a method of AAM using a plurality of sample images representing human faces. A reconstruction unit changes the weighting parameters to become smaller, and reconstructs the face region by using the parameters having been changed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2011
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Hirokazu Kameyama, Akira Yoda, Wataru Ito
  • Patent number: 8031226
    Abstract: An image output apparatus according to the present invention includes: a moving image constituting image extracting section that extracts a moving-image constituting image from a moving image having a plurality of moving-image constituting images; a moving direction specifying section that specifies a moving direction, in the moving image, of an object included in the moving-image constituting image extracted from the moving image constituting image extracting section based on the change of position of the object in the plurality of continued moving-image constituting images; an image layout section that lays out the moving-image constituting image extracted from the moving image constituting image extracting section in an output area based on the moving direction of object specified by the moving direction specifying section; and an image outputting section that outputs the moving-image constituting image laid-out by the image layout section on the output area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2011
    Assignee: Fujifilm Corporation
    Inventors: Fumito Takemoto, Akira Yoda
  • Publication number: 20110199510
    Abstract: An apparatus for giving a title to a captured image includes a unit for storing a captured image group including a plurality of captured images, a unit for storing an image capturing time when each of the stored images is captured, a unit for judging an image capturing period and an image capturing season including the stored image capturing time, a unit for storing terms respectively related to a plurality of periods with different time widths each of which includes a period and a season, the term corresponding to the period and the season, and a unit for giving a title to the stored captured image group by using a term related to a period of a wider time width out of the stored terms as a difference between the image capturing time and either the image capturing season or the acquired output time, whichever is longer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2011
    Publication date: August 18, 2011
    Inventors: Shuji ONO, Akira Yoda
  • Patent number: 7991266
    Abstract: To provide the possible largest number of representative images of the image data recorded on the recording medium on the surface of a recording medium which is limited in size. When recording image data recorded on two DVD-Rs on a new DVD-R, a lenticular image synthesis is carried out on the representative images D1 and D2 provided on the surface of the original DVD-Rs and a representative image D3 of the new DVD-R to generate one synthetic representative image D10 and the synthetic representative image D10 is printed on the surface of the new DVD-R.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2011
    Assignee: Fujifilm Corporation
    Inventor: Akira Yoda
  • Publication number: 20110150366
    Abstract: An organizing condition for organizing a plurality of inputted images based on at least one of a content of each inputted image and an associated attribute of each inputted image is stored for each user. When a plurality of newly inputted images are organized, the stored organizing condition associated with the user who carries out the organization is acquired, and the newly inputted images are organized based on the acquired organizing condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2011
    Publication date: June 23, 2011
    Inventor: Akira YODA
  • Patent number: 7956905
    Abstract: An apparatus for giving a title to a captured image includes a unit for storing a captured image group including a plurality of captured images, a unit for storing an image capturing time when each of the stored images is captured, a unit for judging an image capturing period and an image capturing season including the stored image capturing time, a unit for storing terms respectively related to a plurality of periods with different time widths each of which includes a period and a season, the term corresponding to the period and the season, and a unit for giving a title to the stored captured image group by using a term related to a period of a wider time width out of the stored terms as a difference between the image capturing time and either the image capturing season or the acquired output time, whichever is longer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2011
    Assignee: Fujifilm Corporation
    Inventors: Shuji Ono, Akira Yoda
  • Patent number: 7944578
    Abstract: An album provision system is provided to prevent an album from being copied before it has not been charged for creating the album when the album is provided to a user. The album provision system includes: an image acquiring section for acquiring an image; an album creating section for creating an album by the acquired image; a film applying section for applying a viewing protection film to prevent the image from being viewed on the image laid out in the album; a film presence determining section for determining whether the viewing protection film is still applied on the image laid out in the album returned from the user when the album on which the viewing protection film is applied is provided to the user and then the album is returned from the user; and a charging section for charging the user when the film presence determining section determines that the viewing protection film is not applied on the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2011
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Akira Yoda
  • Patent number: 7920760
    Abstract: An organizing condition for organizing a plurality of inputted images based on at least one of a content of each inputted image and an associated attribute of each inputted image is stored for each user. When a plurality of newly inputted images are organized, the stored organizing condition associated with the user who carries out the organization is acquired, and the newly inputted images are organized based on the acquired organizing condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2011
    Assignee: Fujifilm Corporation
    Inventor: Akira Yoda