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).

  • Publication number: 20090164561
    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: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2006
    Publication date: June 25, 2009
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Shuji Ono, Akira Yoda
  • Publication number: 20090140448
    Abstract: A defoaming method for removing air bubbles from a curable resin material and a contact portion of the resin material with an irregular structure of a flat metallic mold. The mold includes a fine structural region having a fine irregular structure and a flat region in the periphery of the fine structural region. The curable resin material is applied to the irregular structure of the fine structural region, filling the irregular structure with the resin material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2007
    Publication date: June 4, 2009
    Inventors: Toru Aoki, Hiroshi Kikuchi, Akira Yoda
  • Patent number: 7542720
    Abstract: A communication apparatus which specifies the destination of the data accurately and transmits the data without complicated operation such as designating the destination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2009
    Assignee: Fujifilm Corporation
    Inventors: Akira Yoda, Kiyotaka Kaneko
  • Patent number: 7532215
    Abstract: An image generating apparatus for generating a visual field image seen from a photographed person who is photographed in at least one part of plural two-dimensional images, based on the plural two-dimensional images captured by plural image capturing apparatuses, comprises a photographed person's position detector for detecting a position of the photographed person, based on at least two of the plural two-dimensional images; a photographed person's direction detector for detecting a face direction of the photographed person; a three-dimensional information generating section for generating three-dimensional information of space that is photographed, based on at least two of the two-dimensional images; and an image generating section for generating the visual field image seen from the position of the photographed person along the face direction, based on the three-dimensional information, the position of the photographed person, and the face direction of the photographed person.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2009
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Akira Yoda, Yukita Gotohda, Shuji Ono, Kazuhiro Mino
  • Publication number: 20090116752
    Abstract: An album creating apparatus for crating an album by automatically selecting an appropriate image to be laid out in an image layout frame arranged in a template and laying out the selected image in the image layout frame is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2006
    Publication date: May 7, 2009
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Ayumu Isomura, Yasuyo Nenoki, Akira Yoda, Kimiko Tachikawa, Shinzuke Zetsu, Yasuhiko Kaneko, Hideaki Yoshihara
  • Patent number: 7518640
    Abstract: A workload on a user for selecting and arranging images used for album generation is reduced. Images necessary for generating an album are photographed and image data sets representing the images and accompanying information thereof are recorded in a recording medium. Data reading means reads the image data sets and the accompanying information. A template to be used for album generation is also read from template storing means. The images can be inserted in image insertion areas of the template in photographing order. With reference to the accompanying information, the images are inserted in the image insertion areas in photographing order and composite image data are generated. A printer prints the composite image data as the album.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2009
    Assignee: Fujifilm Corporation
    Inventors: Nobuyoshi Nakajima, Akira Yoda
  • Publication number: 20090079847
    Abstract: There is provided an image capturing apparatus that automatically registers a taken object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2006
    Publication date: March 26, 2009
    Applicant: FUJIFILM CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shuichi Ohtsuka, Akira Yoda
  • Patent number: 7478791
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods of making a flexible mold from a polymerizable resin composition, the flexible mold, the polymerizable resin composition, as well as methods of using the flexible mold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2009
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Yorinobu Takamatsu, Akira Yoda
  • Publication number: 20090008529
    Abstract: Presently described are (e.g. flexible) molds, methods of making such molds, as well as methods of making microstructured articles. In particular, the present invention is directed to molds suitable for making ceramic microstructures on a substrate using a mold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2005
    Publication date: January 8, 2009
    Applicant: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Takaki Sugimoto, Akira Yoda
  • Publication number: 20080287784
    Abstract: There is provided an image detecting system including an image detecting section that detects a moving image of an examination subject into which a radiopaque contrast medium flows through one of an artery and a portal vein, and a change image generating section that generates a change image representing a change in the moving image. Here, the change is caused by movement of the radiopaque contrast medium after a timing at which the radiopaque contrast medium that has flown into one of the artery and the portal vein flows into capillaries.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2008
    Publication date: November 20, 2008
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Yasunori Ohta, Kazuharu Ueda, Tatsuya Aoyama, Akira Yoda
  • Publication number: 20080280106
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods of making microstructures with a flexible mold (100), microstructure precursor compositions and particles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2006
    Publication date: November 13, 2008
    Inventors: Yorinobu Takamatsu, Yusuke Saito, Akira Yoda
  • Patent number: 7446898
    Abstract: Printing processing is carried out efficiently when a print order regarding image data is placed through a network. Order information C and thumbnail image data sets TS of image data sets S to be printed are sent from a user terminal 11 to an order reception server 21 in a DPE store 2. A controller 23 judges whether or not a communication line of a network 3 and/or a digital mini-laboratory 22 are heavily loaded, and sends a reception permit Q to the user terminal 11 if a result of the judgment is negative. The user terminal 11 receives the reception permit Q and accesses the order reception server 21 to send the image data sets S thereto. The digital mini-laboratory 22 carries out printing processing on the image data sets S to generate prints P.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2008
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Takashi Tsue, Akira Yoda
  • Patent number: 7440682
    Abstract: Images included in an electronic album are displayed as a slide show with the configuration and sequence different from the configuration and sequence on the video stream that has been created already. There is provided an electronic-album displaying system that displays an electronic album including a plurality of images. The electronic-album displaying system includes a video stream storing unit operable to store a video stream including the plurality of images as frame images, a playback unitoperable to play the video stream, a remote controller operable to remotely control the playback unit byway of radio communication, and a display unit operable to display the video stream played by the playback unit, in which the remote controller includes a schedule storing unit that stores a schedule by which at least some images among the plurality of images are played, and a remote controlling unit that remotely controls the playback unit in order to play each of at least some images according to the schedule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2008
    Assignee: Fujifilm Corporation
    Inventors: Shizuo Habuta, Akira Yoda
  • Publication number: 20080246190
    Abstract: To provide a flexible mold useful for manufacturing a PDP rib having a lattice pattern and other microstructures, and capable of highly precisely manufacturing the microstructures without involving defects such as occurrence of bubbles and pattern deformation. A flexible mold comprises a base layer made of a first curable material having a viscosity of 3,000 to 100,000 cps at 10 to 80° C. and a coating layer coating a surface of the base layer and made of a second curable material having a viscosity of 200 cps or below at 10 to 80° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2008
    Publication date: October 9, 2008
    Inventors: Chikafumi Yokoyama, Akira Yoda, Hiroshi Kikuchi
  • Publication number: 20080240493
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus is provided that can quickly provide an image in which a main portion has a high image quality.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2008
    Publication date: October 2, 2008
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Akira YODA
  • Patent number: 7417672
    Abstract: Recommended composition data, which represent composition images recommended at locations of photography, are stored in a recommended-composition storage medium in correlation with positional information which represents the photography locations. A GPS section receives radio waves from GPS satellites and inputs GPS information to a read-out section. Based on the positional information in the GPS information, the read-out section retrieves the recommended composition data stored in the recommended-composition storage medium. If recommended composition data is desired, it is read out and input to a superposition section. The image data obtained by an imaging section is also input to the superposition section. The desired, recommended composition data and the image data are superposed and displayed on a display unit. The image data is displayed on the display unit in real time so that photographing can be performed with the image data coincident with the desired, recommended composition data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2008
    Assignee: Fujifilm Corporation
    Inventors: Nobuyoshi Nakajima, Akira Yoda
  • Patent number: 7404919
    Abstract: To provide a flexible mold (10) useful for manufacturing a PDP rib having a lattice pattern and other microstructures, and capable of highly precisely manufacturing the microstructures without involving defects such as occurrence of bubbles and pattern deformation. A flexible mold (10) comprises a base layer (2) made of a first curable material having a viscosity of 3,000 to 100,000 cps at 10 to 80° C. and a coating layer (3) coating a surface of the base layer (2) and made of a second curable material having a viscosity of 200 cps or below at 10 to 80° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2008
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Chikafumi Yokoyama, Akira Yoda, Hiroshi Kikuchi
  • Publication number: 20080107331
    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: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2007
    Publication date: May 8, 2008
    Applicant: FUJIFILM CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kenji Kojima, Akira Yoda
  • Publication number: 20080059473
    Abstract: A display system includes a display apparatus including a file identifier storing section, a viewing and editing information storing section storing thereon viewing and editing information permitted to file data, a first display section, and a first communicating section transmitting the file identifier and viewing and editing information, and an information processing apparatus including a second communicating section receiving the file identifier and viewing and editing information, a file data obtaining section, a viewing and editing instruction obtaining section obtaining editing instructions, a viewing and changing permitting section that refers to the viewing and editing information, and, when editing is permitted, gives permission to change contents of the file data based on the editing instructions, and a viewing and changing prohibiting section that refers to the viewing and editing information, and, when editing is not permitted, prohibits changing the contents of the file data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2007
    Publication date: March 6, 2008
    Applicant: FUJIFILM CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroshi YAMAGUCHI, Akira YODA
  • Publication number: 20080036114
    Abstract: Molds, methods of making molds, and methods of making microstructured (e.g. barrier ribs) articles from molds are described. The mold comprises a microstructured surface that comprises (e.g. groove) recesses defined by planar portions having a surface in the same plane and non-molding regions adjacent peripheral planar portions on at least two opposing sides. The non-molding regions comprise at least one surface modification that reduces the contact area of the non-molding regions with the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2007
    Publication date: February 14, 2008
    Inventors: Akira Yoda, Hiroshi Kikuchi