Patents by Inventor Haruki Matono

Haruki Matono 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: 11023750
    Abstract: A video output system provided with a camera and an interface device, wherein the interface device is provided with a condition storage unit which specifies conditions under which a video is to be selected by the camera, and a video output unit which outputs a captured video received from the camera, and wherein the camera is provided with: an image sensor; a video generation unit which generates captured videos on the basis of the output of the image sensor; a condition acquisition unit which acquires said conditions from the interface device; a recognition/comparison unit which determines whether or not each captured video generated by the video generation unit meets the acquired conditions, and if it is determined that a captured video meets the conditions, generates identification information on the basis of recognition results of a subject to be recognized that is included in the captured image determined to meet the conditions, and that is associated with the conditions; and a camera calculation unit wh
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tetsuya Yamada, Koichi Yokoura, Toshiyuki Innami, Haruki Matono
  • Publication number: 20200358962
    Abstract: Provided is an image processing device that can accurately detect a target object, even when a high-distortion lens is used. According to the present invention, a camera 100 captures images in accordance with a synchronization signal Sig1, a camera 101 captures images in accordance with a synchronization signal Sig2, an area of interest setting unit 1033 sets an area of interest that represents a region to which attention is to be paid, a phase difference setting unit 1034 sets a shift .DELTA.t (a phase difference) for synchronization signal Sig1 and synchronization signal Sig2 that synchronizes the imaging timing of camera 100 and camera 101 with respect to the area of interest in the images captured by camera 100 and a region of the images captured by camera 101 that corresponds to the area of interest, and a synchronization signal generation unit 102 generates synchronization signal Sig1 and synchronization signal Sig2 on the basis of the shift .DELTA.t.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2019
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Inventors: Haruki MATONO, Yoshiyuki MUTOU
  • Patent number: 10636130
    Abstract: An image processing device processes an image captured by at least one image-capturing device including a lens which has characteristics of including an inflection point of a change rate of an incidence angle per image height with respect to the incidence angle at a predetermined inflection point incidence angle. The image processing device includes a resolution adjustment unit that adjusts resolution of an inflection point correspondence image area corresponding to the predetermined inflection point incidence angle and resolution of at least one of an inside image area positioned more inside than the inflection point correspondence image area and an outside image area positioned outside of the inflection point correspondence image area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: HITACHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Haruki Matono, Takeshi Nagasaki, Toshiyuki Aoki, Seiji Murata, Masayuki Takemura, Keiichi Betsui
  • Patent number: 10554945
    Abstract: In order to provide a small, stereo camera with stable errors of distance measurement, there are provided: an image acquisition unit that acquires plural images imaged by plural imaging units; a first region processing unit that divides each of the plural images acquired by the image acquisition unit into first regions composed of predetermined plural pixels, and measures a distance for each of the divided first regions to generate a first distance image; a target object extraction unit that extracts a target object from the distance image or the image, and extracts a second region composed of the plural first regions including the extracted target object; an error factor identification unit that extracts a predetermined representative value from the inside of the second region, compares the brightness value of an arbitrary pixel in the second region with that in a correspondence region up to the position moved from the arbitrary pixel by a disparity represented by the representative value, and determines an
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Akira Oshima, Haruki Matono, Hiroto Mitoma, Ryo Ota, Shinya Ohtsuji
  • Patent number: 10351048
    Abstract: An increase in the execution period of light distribution control is inhibited by reducing the number of images required for the light distribution control while achieving both object detection and light distribution control function. The present invention has an object detection unit for performing an object detection process, a light point detection unit for performing a light point detection process, and a light distribution control unit for controlling the illumination state of headlights on the basis of the result of the object detection process and the result of the light point detection process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: HITACHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroki Moizumi, Haruki Matono, Koji Doi, Takeshi Nagasaki
  • Publication number: 20190180123
    Abstract: A video output system provided with a camera and an interface device, wherein the interface device is provided with a condition storage unit which specifies conditions under which a video is to be selected by the camera, and a video output unit which outputs a captured video received from the camera, and wherein the camera is provided with: an image sensor; a video generation unit which generates captured videos on the basis of the output of the image sensor; a condition acquisition unit which acquires said conditions from the interface device; a recognition/comparison unit which determines whether or not each captured video generated by the video generation unit meets the acquired conditions, and if it is determined that a captured video meets the conditions, generates identification information on the basis of recognition results of a subject to be recognized that is included in the captured image determined to meet the conditions, and that is associated with the conditions; and a camera calculation unit wh
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2017
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Inventors: Tetsuya YAMADA, Koichi YOKOURA, Toshiyuki INNAMI, Haruki MATONO
  • Patent number: 10306207
    Abstract: To process sensor information positively in an information processor to which plural sensors are connected. An information processing system including plural sensors, plural buses respectively connected to the plural sensors, an arbitration unit performing arbitration of the plural buses and a priority determination unit determining the priority of each of the plural sensors, in which the arbitration unit performs arbitration of the plural buses in accordance with the determination result of the priority determination unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: HITACHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Haruki Matono, Toshiyuki Aoki, Yoshiyuki Muto
  • Patent number: 10247551
    Abstract: Provided is an image processing device capable of maintaining recognition accuracy for distance, and the like, while meeting conflicting demands such as suppressing the response delay from image input from a camera to calculation result output, enhancing recognition accuracy, reducing calculation load (enhancing processing efficiency), and enhancing response speed. The time of the starting of the processing (S105) of a first distance calculation unit (105) for calculating the relative distance to an object on the basis of current position information determined on the basis of a left or right image and past position information for the object is set to an earlier time than the ending of the processing (S107) of an object detection unit (107) for determining current position information for an object on the basis of parallax information obtained from the left and right images and detecting the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: HITACHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Hideaki Kido, Haruki Matono, Takeshi Nagasaki, Shinji Kakegawa
  • Patent number: 10210400
    Abstract: The objective of the present invention is to obtain an external environment-recognizing apparatus with which it is possible to obtain detection results having a necessary accuracy when a plurality of target objects from a captured image are detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: HITACHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Takeshi Shima, Toshiyuki Aoki, Haruki Matono, Tatsuhiko Monji, Rikiya Kashimura, Yasuto Arakaki
  • Patent number: 10148938
    Abstract: A vehicle-mounted image recognition device addresses the problem of obtaining a vehicle-mounted image recognition device capable of improving the efficiency of image processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takeshi Nagasaki, Haruki Matono, Yoshiyuki Mutou, Koji Doi, Yuhi Shiina
  • Patent number: 10140717
    Abstract: In order to provide an imaging apparatus which minimizes erroneous recognition of a moving body and prevent a braking operation from being erroneously performed, even if the moving body is likely to cross a road, the imaging apparatus includes a correlation value calculation unit that calculates a correlation value from two images captured by two imaging units, a three-dimensional object detection unit that detects a three-dimensional object from the two images, a region dividing unit that divides an image region including the three-dimensional object into multiple regions, a relative speed calculation unit that calculates relative speed for every region of the multiple regions, and a reliability calculation unit that calculates reliability of the three-dimensional object, based on the relative speed calculated for every region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Haruki Matono, Mirai Higuchi, Yuji Otsuka
  • Publication number: 20180321030
    Abstract: Provided is an image processing device capable of maintaining recognition accuracy for distance, and the like, while meeting conflicting demands such as suppressing the response delay from image input from a camera to calculation result output, enhancing recognition accuracy, reducing calculation load (enhancing processing efficiency), and enhancing response speed. The time of the starting of the processing (S105) of a first distance calculation unit (105) for calculating the relative distance to an object on the basis of current position information determined on the basis of a left or right image and past position information for the object is set to an earlier time than the ending of the processing (S107) of an object detection unit (107) for determining current position information for an object on the basis of parallax information obtained from the left and right images and detecting the object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2015
    Publication date: November 8, 2018
    Applicant: HITACHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Hideaki KIDO, Haruki MATONO, Takeshi NAGASAKI, Shinji KAKEGAWA
  • Publication number: 20180319319
    Abstract: An increase in the execution period of light distribution control is inhibited by reducing the number of images required for the light distribution control while achieving both object detection and light distribution control function. The present invention has an object detection unit for performing an object detection process, a light point detection unit for performing a light point detection process, and a light distribution control unit for controlling the illumination state of headlights on the basis of the result of the object detection process and the result of the light point detection process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2016
    Publication date: November 8, 2018
    Applicant: Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroki MOIZUMI, Haruki MATONO, Koji DOI, Takeshi NAGASAKI
  • Patent number: 10078880
    Abstract: The present invention provides CPU load reduction and a method of efficient image data transfer. An image processing device, which comprises an image generating unit (203) which further comprises a plurality of processing units which process a plurality of instances of image information and in where the image generating unit (203) transfers accumulated data for each interrupt factor, comprises: data transfer units for each factor (208-212) which accept the interrupts from the image generating unit (203) for each interrupt factor and transfer the data for each interrupt factor, and notifies a CPU (207) of the interrupt when the transfer of the data to be transferred for each interrupt factor is completed; and a communication line (1) which is connected to the image generating unit (203) and the data transfer units for each factor (208-212).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Haruki Matono, Yuji Otsuka, Atsushi Ichige, Yoshiyuki Muto, Takeshi Shima
  • Publication number: 20180150949
    Abstract: An image processing device processes an image captured by at least one image-capturing device including a lens which has characteristics of including an inflection point of a change rate of an incidence angle per image height with respect to the incidence angle at a predetermined inflection point incidence angle. The image processing device includes a resolution adjustment unit that adjusts resolution of an inflection point correspondence image area corresponding to the predetermined inflection point incidence angle and resolution of at least one of an inside image area positioned more inside than the inflection point correspondence image area and an outside image area positioned outside of the inflection point correspondence image area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2016
    Publication date: May 31, 2018
    Inventors: Haruki MATONO, Takeshi NAGASAKI, Toshiyuki AOKI, Seiji MURATA, Masayuki TAKEMURA, Keiichi BETSUI
  • Patent number: 9886649
    Abstract: Provided is an object detection device that makes it possible to more accurately detect a road surface even when an area that is not the road surface occupies the majority of an image and the gradient of the road surface is large, and to detect an obstacle on a road surface with greater accuracy than in the prior art.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Shinji Kakegawa, Haruki Matono, Yuji Otsuka
  • Publication number: 20170300764
    Abstract: Provided are a travel route recognition device and a travel assistance system using the same, which are capable of precisely recognizing the positions of white lines and road boundaries even if, for example, there is a decrease in the accuracy of the detection of both white lines and road boundaries on the travel route. The direction of the travel route is estimated on the basis of the direction of a linear site included in an image obtained by imaging units, and the direction of the boundaries of a surface region included in a distance image comprising three-dimensional distance information generated on the basis of the images obtained by the imaging units or on the basis of distance information detected by the distance detection unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2015
    Publication date: October 19, 2017
    Inventors: Shinji KAKEGAWA, Takashi TSUTSUI, Haruki MATONO, Masayuki TAKEMURA, Takeshi SHIMA
  • Publication number: 20170244954
    Abstract: The present invention addresses the problem of obtaining a vehicle-mounted image recognition device capable of improving the efficiency of image processing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2015
    Publication date: August 24, 2017
    Inventors: Takeshi NAGASAKI, Haruki MATONO, Yoshiyuki MUTOU, Koji DOI, Yuhi SHIINA
  • Patent number: 9704047
    Abstract: To provide a moving object recognition apparatus that earlier detects a moving object crossing a road, the moving object recognition apparatus includes a left imaging unit 101, a right imaging unit 102, a moving object detection unit that detects a moving object based on images imaged by the left imaging unit and the right imaging unit, wherein, suppose that non-overlap regions in which an imaging region of the left imaging unit 101 and an imaging region of the right imaging unit 102 do not overlap are first regions 203, 204 and an overlap region in which the imaging region of the left imaging unit and the imaging region of the right imaging unit overlap is a second region 205, the moving object detection unit uses different methods of detecting the moving object between the first regions and the second region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takeshi Shima, Haruki Matono, Hiroto Morizane, Tatsuhiko Monji
  • Publication number: 20170180701
    Abstract: To process sensor information positively in an information processor to which plural sensors are connected. An information processing system including plural sensors, plural buses respectively connected to the plural sensors, an arbitration unit performing arbitration of the plural buses and a priority determination unit determining the priority of each of the plural sensors, in which the arbitration unit performs arbitration of the plural buses in accordance with the determination result of the priority determination unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2015
    Publication date: June 22, 2017
    Applicant: Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Haruki MATONO, Toshiyuki AOKI, Yoshiyuki MUTO