Patents by Inventor Fuminori Irie

Fuminori Irie 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: 20220141442
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes an acquisition unit that acquires a free viewpoint video based on at least one image among a plurality of images obtained by imaging an imaging region by a plurality of imaging apparatuses, and a reference video, the free viewpoint video indicating the imaging region in a case in which the imaging region is observed from a specific viewpoint position and a specific visual line direction, and an execution unit that executes a specific process in a case in which a difference degree between the free viewpoint video acquired by the acquisition unit and the reference video acquired by the acquisition unit is equal to or more than a first threshold value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2022
    Publication date: May 5, 2022
    Inventors: Kazunori TAMURA, Fuminori IRIE, Takashi AOKI, Masahiko MIYATA
  • Publication number: 20220132261
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus acquires a plurality of pieces of sound information, sound collection device position information, and target subject position information. In addition, the information processing apparatus specifies a target sound of a region corresponding to a position of a target subject from the plurality of pieces of sound information based on the acquired sound collection device position information and the acquired target subject position information. Further, the information processing apparatus generates target subject emphasis sound information indicating a sound including a target subject emphasis sound in which the specified target sound is emphasized more than a sound emitted from a region different from the region corresponding to the position of the target subject indicated by the acquired target subject position information in a case in which a virtual viewpoint video is generated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2022
    Publication date: April 28, 2022
    Inventors: Takashi AOKI, Fuminori IRIE, Kazunori TAMURA, Masahiko MIYATA, Yasunori MURAKAMI
  • Publication number: 20220116581
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a detection unit that detects a three-dimensional position and a posture of an object in an instruction three-dimensional region having an enlarged or reduced relationship with an observation three-dimensional region in which a virtual viewpoint and a virtual visual line are defined, a derivation unit that derives the viewpoint and the visual line corresponding to detection results of the detection unit depending on positional relationship information indicating a relative positional relationship between the observation three-dimensional region and the instruction three-dimensional region, and an acquisition unit that acquires a virtual viewpoint image showing a subject in a case in which the subject is observed with the viewpoint and the visual line derived by the derivation unit, the virtual viewpoint image being based on a plurality of images obtained by imaging an imaging region included in the observation three-dimensional region by a plurality of imaging appa
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2021
    Publication date: April 14, 2022
    Inventors: Masahiko MIYATA, Takashi AOKI, Kazunori TAMURA, Fuminori IRIE
  • Publication number: 20220116582
    Abstract: A display control device includes a first acquisition unit that acquires first viewpoint position information, and a first control unit that performs a control of displaying a first viewpoint video selected from among a plurality of viewpoint videos generated based on images obtained by imaging an imaging region from a plurality of viewpoint positions on a first display unit, in which the first control unit performs a control of displaying first specific information for specifying a first viewpoint position in the first viewpoint video in a case in which the first viewpoint position indicated by the acquired first viewpoint position information is included in the first viewpoint video and performs a control of changing a display size of the first specific information depending on an angle of view of the first viewpoint video displayed on the first display unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2021
    Publication date: April 14, 2022
    Inventors: Fuminori IRIE, Takashi AOKI, Kazunori TAMURA, Masahiko MIYATA
  • Publication number: 20210409605
    Abstract: An image capturing device includes: an imaging lens; an image capturing device main body including an imaging element that captures an optical image transmitting through the imaging lens; a first correction unit that performs correction of an image shake by a correction lens; and a second correction unit that performs correction of the image shake by the image capturing device main body. The image capturing device performs a control of causing the first correction unit and the second correction unit to share and correct the image shake and calculates a correction amount of each of the first correction unit and the second correction unit according to at least one of a temperature of the imaging lens or a temperature of the image capturing device main body in a case where correction of the image shake is performed by the first correction unit and the second correction unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2021
    Publication date: December 30, 2021
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Junya KITAGAWA, Koichi TANAKA, Fuminori IRIE
  • Publication number: 20210377443
    Abstract: An image blur correction device is configured to correct a blur of an imaging apparatus that includes an image sensor that images a subject through an imaging optical system. An image blur correction device includes an acceleration sensor that detects accelerations in two directions, an angular velocity sensor that detects an angular velocity of the imaging apparatus around a rotation axis parallel to the optical axis, a rotational acceleration component calculator that calculates rotational acceleration components which are generated by rotation of the imaging apparatus around the rotation axis based on an output of the angular velocity sensor, and a blur corrector that corrects blurs of the imaging apparatus based on the rotational acceleration components and the accelerations. The blur corrector corrects the blurs based on a member of the imaging apparatus that is used for an imaging of the imaging apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2021
    Publication date: December 2, 2021
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Koichi TANAKA, Fuminori IRIE, Junya KITAGAWA, Kouhei AWAZU
  • Publication number: 20210377444
    Abstract: The image blur correction device includes an acceleration sensor, an angular velocity sensor, and a system control unit. The system control unit selects one of rotation axes based on a usage state of a digital camera, and calculates a shift blur amount generated in a direction by rotation of the digital camera around a second axis and a shift blur amount generated in a direction by rotation of the digital camera around a first axis based on distances from the selected rotation axis to the acceleration sensor, angular velocities, and accelerations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2021
    Publication date: December 2, 2021
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Koichi TANAKA, Fuminori IRIE, Junya KITAGAWA, Kouhei AWAZU
  • Publication number: 20210368102
    Abstract: A control device of an imaging device that includes an imaging element which images a subject through a lens device including a vibration-proof lens includes: an image shake correcting unit that corrects an image shake of a captured image output from the imaging element by moving the imaging element or moving an acquisition range of the captured image on a light receiving surface of the imaging element; and a lens position acquiring unit that acquires a position of the vibration-proof lens in a direction perpendicular to an optical axis of the lens device, and the image shake correcting unit controls a movable range of the imaging element or a movable range of the acquisition range based on the position of the vibration-proof lens acquired by the lens position acquiring unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2021
    Publication date: November 25, 2021
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Fuminori IRIE, Kosuke KURIBAYASHI
  • Patent number: 11153490
    Abstract: An image capturing device includes: an imaging lens; an image capturing device main body including an imaging element that captures an optical image transmitting through the imaging lens; a first correction unit that performs correction of an image shake by a correction lens; and a second correction unit that performs correction of the image shake by the image capturing device main body. The image capturing device performs a control of causing the first correction unit and the second correction unit to share and correct the image shake and calculates a correction amount of each of the first correction unit and the second correction unit according to at least one of a temperature of the imaging lens or a temperature of the image capturing device main body in a case where correction of the image shake is performed by the first correction unit and the second correction unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Junya Kitagawa, Koichi Tanaka, Fuminori Irie
  • Patent number: 11128800
    Abstract: An image blur correction device includes an acceleration sensor, an angular velocity sensor, and a system control unit that calculates rotational acceleration components which are included in detected accelerations and are generated by rotation of a digital camera around a rotation axis parallel to an optical axis, and corrects blurs of the captured image signal in directions based on accelerations obtained by subtracting the rotational acceleration components from the accelerations detected by the acceleration sensor. The system control unit selects one of rotation axes based on a usage state of the digital camera, and calculates the rotational acceleration components generated by the rotation of the digital camera around the selected rotation axis based on an angular velocity and distances in the directions from the selected rotation axis to the acceleration sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Koichi Tanaka, Fuminori Irie, Junya Kitagawa, Kouhei Awazu
  • Patent number: 11128801
    Abstract: The image blur correction device includes an acceleration sensor, an angular velocity sensor, and a system control unit. The system control unit selects one of rotation axes based on a usage state of a digital camera, and calculates a shift blur amount generated in a direction by rotation of the digital camera around a second axis and a shift blur amount generated in a direction by rotation of the digital camera around a first axis based on distances from the selected rotation axis to the acceleration sensor, angular velocities, and accelerations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Koichi Tanaka, Fuminori Irie, Junya Kitagawa, Kouhei Awazu
  • Publication number: 20210120178
    Abstract: The image blur correction device includes an acceleration sensor, an angular velocity sensor, and a system control unit. The system control unit selects one of rotation axes based on a usage state of a digital camera, and calculates a shift blur amount generated in a direction by rotation of the digital camera around a second axis and a shift blur amount generated in a direction by rotation of the digital camera around a first axis based on distances from the selected rotation axis to the acceleration sensor, angular velocities, and accelerations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2020
    Publication date: April 22, 2021
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Koichi TANAKA, Fuminori IRIE, Junya KITAGAWA, Kouhei AWAZU
  • Publication number: 20210120177
    Abstract: An image blur correction device includes an acceleration sensor, an angular velocity sensor, and a system control unit that calculates rotational acceleration components which are included in detected accelerations and are generated by rotation of a digital camera around a rotation axis parallel to an optical axis, and corrects blurs of the captured image signal in directions based on accelerations obtained by subtracting the rotational acceleration components from the accelerations detected by the acceleration sensor. The system control unit selects one of rotation axes based on a usage state of the digital camera, and calculates the rotational acceleration components generated by the rotation of the digital camera around the selected rotation axis based on an angular velocity and distances in the directions from the selected rotation axis to the acceleration sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2020
    Publication date: April 22, 2021
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Koichi TANAKA, Fuminori IRIE, Junya KITAGAWA, Kouhei AWAZU
  • Publication number: 20210120180
    Abstract: An image capturing device includes: an imaging lens; an image capturing device main body including an imaging element that captures an optical image transmitting through the imaging lens; a first correction unit that performs correction of an image shake by a correction lens; and a second correction unit that performs correction of the image shake by the image capturing device main body. The image capturing device performs a control of causing the first correction unit and the second correction unit to share and correct the image shake and calculates a correction amount of each of the first correction unit and the second correction unit according to at least one of a temperature of the imaging lens or a temperature of the image capturing device main body in a case where correction of the image shake is performed by the first correction unit and the second correction unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 24, 2020
    Publication date: April 22, 2021
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Junya KITAGAWA, Koichi TANAKA, Fuminori IRIE
  • Patent number: 10944925
    Abstract: An imaging apparatus includes: an imager that has a plurality of pixels as defined herein, that includes a plurality of pixel rows including the plurality of pixels arranged in one direction, and that discharges charges of the photoelectric conversion element and the charge holder to a charge discharge region of the readout circuit as defined herein; and an imaging controller that performs a global reset drive, a global shutter drive, a first rolling readout drive, a rolling shutter drive and a second rolling readout drive as defined herein, and the imaging controller performs a first imaging control as defined herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Hidekazu Kurahashi, Fuminori Irie, Yoshinori Furuta, Hitoshi Sakurabu, Tomonori Masuda
  • Patent number: 10939056
    Abstract: An imaging apparatus includes: an imaging element; an imaging controller; a signal output controller; and an imaging condition determination section as defined herein, the signal output controller divides the first imaging signal stored in the storage section into a plurality of groups and sequentially outputs the first imaging signal from the imaging element for each of the groups, and the imaging controller causes the sensor section to perform the temporary imaging by performing the temporary imaging control, during a period from when all the imaging signals belonging to at least one of the groups are output from the imaging element until all the imaging signals belonging to all the groups are output from the imaging element, and determines the exposure condition at the temporary imaging based on the imaging signal stored in the storage section through the imaging performed by the sensor section before the actual imaging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Fuminori Irie
  • Patent number: 10848692
    Abstract: An imaging apparatus includes an imager, an imaging controller and a display controller as defined herein, a time required for the first rolling readout drive is longer than a time required for each of the rolling reset drive, the rolling shutter drive and the second rolling readout drive, and in an imaging mode in which the imaging controller performs the first drive while continuously performing the second drive, the imaging controller sets a first start timing of the second drive performed first after a start of the first drive to be during an implementation period of the first rolling readout drive in the first drive, and synchronizes a second start timing of the rolling shutter drive performed first after the start of the first drive with the display update timing that comes first after an end of the first rolling readout drive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Fuminori Irie, Tomonori Masuda, Hidekazu Kurahashi, Yoshinori Furuta, Hitoshi Sakurabu
  • Patent number: 10812732
    Abstract: Provided are a digital camera and a control method of a digital camera which are capable of reducing power consumption in a focal-plane shutter capable of performing a normal opening operation. In the focal-plane shutter capable of performing the normal opening operation, in a case where a shutter release switch is operated, exposure using an electronic shutter is started. Thereafter, curtain running preparation for magnetizing a front-curtain electromagnet and a rear-curtain electromagnet and unlocking a second front-curtain drive member and a rear-curtain drive member locked in charge positions by a lock mechanism, which is a curtain running preparation operation of the focal-plane shutter, is performed immediately before exposure of a still image is completed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Fuminori Irie, Hirofumi Horii, Kentaro Tokiwa, Atsushi Misawa
  • Patent number: 10812705
    Abstract: An imaging apparatus includes: an imager as defined herein; an imaging controller as defined herein; and a display controller as defined herein, the imaging controller performs, as the rolling readout drive, a first rolling readout drive as defined herein, the display controller performs a start instruction of the drawing update process to the display device, prior to a start timing of the first rolling readout drive based on the start timing, and a drawing update timing, at which the start instruction is performed, is a timing that the update timing of the image drawn in the display pixel row corresponding to the specific one of the pixel rows in the drawing update process started by the start instruction becomes a timing after a predetermined time from the start timing of the first rolling readout drive is elapsed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Tomonori Masuda, Fuminori Irie, Yoshinori Furuta, Hitoshi Sakurabu, Hidekazu Kurahashi
  • Patent number: 10775680
    Abstract: There are provided an imaging device and a method of controlling the imaging device that can shorten the blackout period of a live view image in a case where a front curtain and a rear curtain are moved to continuously take static images. In a case where continuous shooting is performed, a focal-plane shutter is shifted to a normally open state to allow a live view image to be displayed during the continuous shooting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Fuminori Irie