Patents by Inventor Hideaki Mita

Hideaki Mita 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: 20210051256
    Abstract: A camera system includes a body, a support member, and a camera. The body includes an image processing circuit. The support member is configured to rotatably support the body. The camera is configured to be detachably arranged at the body and includes a holding member and a sensor. The holding member is configured to detachably hold a lens. The sensor is configured to convert an optical image formed by the lens into an electrical signal. The image processing circuit is configured to perform image processing on the electrical signal from the sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2020
    Publication date: February 18, 2021
    Inventors: Hideaki MITA, Yuji WADA, Atsushi MIKOSHIBA
  • Patent number: 10800523
    Abstract: An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) apparatus includes an airframe, a propulsion system carried by the airframe and including at least one propulsion device, a movable component carried by the airframe, and a control system. The control system is programmed with instructions that, when executed, cause the control system to receive a first input corresponding to a characteristic of the movable component, receive a second input corresponding to a command to move the movable component, and direct a change in a setting of the at least one propulsion device in response to the first input and the second input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: SZ DJI TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Zongyao Qu, Hideaki Mita
  • Publication number: 20190163035
    Abstract: A method for balancing an imaging device includes determining a center of gravity of the imaging device and moving a supporting position of the imaging device based upon the determined center of gravity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2019
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Inventor: Hideaki MITA
  • Publication number: 20190084675
    Abstract: An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) apparatus includes an airframe, a propulsion system carried by the airframe and including at least one propulsion device, a movable component carried by the airframe, and a control system. The control system is programmed with instructions that, when executed, cause the control system to receive a first input corresponding to a characteristic of the movable component, receive a second input corresponding to a command to move the movable component, and direct a change in a setting of the at least one propulsion device in response to the first input and the second input.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2018
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Inventors: Zongyao QU, Hideaki MITA
  • Patent number: 8699863
    Abstract: A video recording apparatus provides a slow motion effect or a quick motion effect by digitally converting the frame-rate instead of by changing the playback speed of the film, and using few recording media without requiring any special device at playing. A picture encoding part encodes only valid frames by changing a rate-controlling method so that a predetermined playing frame-rate is obtained at a standard data-rate at playing. And a TS multiplexing part multiplexes by converting a frequency of a standard STC clock by only a ratio of valid frame-rate and playing frame-rate, and generating values for PCR, PTS, and DTS.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroaki Shimazaki, Hideaki Mita, Hiroshi Saito
  • Patent number: 8437604
    Abstract: To improve the convenience of a record medium and allow a record process and reproduction process to be more easily performed than before. When a clip edit list update process 121 that updates video data and audio data recorded on a disc 32 is executed, an index file management section 72 manages and updates an index file held in an index file hold section 51 as the video data and audio data are updated. At this point, a search section 92 searches disc internal IDs assigned to clips or edit lists contained in the index file for the maximum value. A disc internal ID generation section 91 generates a disc internal ID according to the maximum value. An index file management section 72 updates the index file with the disc internal ID generated by the disc internal ID generation section 91.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masaki Hirose, Yoshiaki Shibata, Hideaki Mita, Hiroshi Saitou, Tatsushi Bannai
  • Patent number: 8346051
    Abstract: A recording and reproducing apparatus (100) can record information on a recording memory (111) having a recording region where a smallest unit for erasing recorded information is a block, on a unit of a cluster that is a unit smaller than the block. The recording and reproducing apparatus (100) includes: an input unit (130) that receives a request for starting or ending recording a file; and a system control unit (101) that records a header section of the file and a data section following the header section, from the beginning of the block in the recording region, when the request for starting recording is received; and updates the header section and records the updated header section on another cluster different from the cluster on which the header section before update is recorded when the request for ending recording is received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Hiromasa Hoshino, Seiji Horita, Takayuki Nakamura, Takanori Okada, Hideaki Mita
  • Patent number: 8250410
    Abstract: Achieving improvement in protection of recorded data and reproduction performance and editing performance of video data and audio data, in addition to minimizing the number of disk devices, an inexpensive and high-performance video recording and reproducing apparatus (100) and a method thereof include: a first disk device and a second disk device; a mirroring unit which mirrors video data and audio data to an identical logical address employed by the first disk device and the second disk device; a reading unit which reads (i) the video data out of one of the first disk device and the second disk device, and (ii) the audio data out of another one of the first disk device and the second disk device; and a reproducing unit which reproduces, via synchronization, the video data and the audio data read by the reading unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Masahiro Yamada, Hideaki Mita, Takanori Okada
  • Patent number: 8145041
    Abstract: A video processing device includes: encoder for generating a compressed video data by compressing and encoding a video data from camera unit; and system control unit for recording the compressed video data during a recording period from a recording start time to a recording end time as a video file and for recording, into recording memory, additional data as an index file that is information related to a compressed video data to be recorded in recording memory and, for reading the additional data together with the compressed video data from recording memory. System control unit records, into recording memory, the additional data recorded in the index file. The additional data is composed of additional data regarding the compressed video data recorded during the recording period and another additional data including a time code value showing a time at which a compressed video data to be recorded next is started.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Hisataka Ueda, Hiroshi Yahata, Masanori Itoh, Hideaki Mita
  • Publication number: 20120047109
    Abstract: There is provided a data structure production method for producing a multilevel directory structure in a backup device. The multilevel directory structure includes target data having at least one of video data and audio data. The data structure production method includes producing a first directory that establishes a first directory hierarchy, producing at least one second directory that establishes a second directory hierarchy lower than the first directory hierarchy wherein the target data is stored in the at least one second directory, and storing the at least one second directory in the first directory provided the first directory is less than or equal to a predetermined size.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2010
    Publication date: February 23, 2012
    Applicant: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Daisuke HAYASHI, Hideaki Mita
  • Patent number: 8085317
    Abstract: A data generation section generates an essence data file composed of a file header, a file body, and a file footer. A header size obtainment section obtains header size information of essence data file from the data generation section, and supplies the header size information to a clip generation section and an index file update section. The clip generation section generates a clip information file that describes the header size information supplied from the header size obtainment section. The index file update section registers a clip element that describes the header size information supplied from the header size obtainment section to an index file stored in a ROM.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2011
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kenji Hyodo, Masaki Hirose, Hideaki Mita, Hiroshi Saitou, Tatsushi Bannai
  • Patent number: 7941029
    Abstract: A shooting device includes a frame-rate setting section, a shooting section, and a recording section. The frame-rate setting section sets a frame rate at the shooting and a frame rate at the reproducing arbitrarily and independently. The shooting section shoots moving images at the shooting frame rate, and the recording section records video signals of the shot moving images together with information about the shooting frame rate and information about the reproducing frame rate, where both of the information are linked with the video signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2011
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Seiji Horita, Hideaki Mita, Hiroaki Shimazaki, Hiroshi Yahata
  • Patent number: 7917000
    Abstract: A video recording apparatus provides a slow motion effect or a quick motion effect by digitally converting the frame-rate instead of by changing the playback speed of the film, and using few recording media without requiring any special device at playing. A picture encoding part encodes only valid frames by changing a rate-controlling method so that a predetermined playing frame-rate is obtained at a standard data-rate at playing. And a TS multiplexing part multiplexes by converting a frequency of a standard STC clock by only a ratio of valid frame-rate and playing frame-rate, and generating values for PCR, PTS, and DTS.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2011
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroaki Shimazaki, Hideaki Mita, Hiroshi Saito
  • Publication number: 20100278511
    Abstract: To smoothly reproduce data. A data generation section 103 generates an essence data file composed of a file header, a file body, and a file footer. A header size obtainment section 108 obtains header size information of essence data file from the data generation section 103, and supplies the header size information to a clip generation section 104 and an index file update section 105. The clip generation section 104 generates a clip information file that describes the header size information supplied from the header size obtainment section 108. The index file update section 105 registers a clip element that describes the header size information supplied from the header size obtainment section 108 to an index file stored in a ROM. The present invention can be applied to a video program creation support system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2004
    Publication date: November 4, 2010
    Inventors: Kenji Hyodo, Masaki Hirose, Hideaki Mita, Hiroshi Saitou, Tatsushi Bannai
  • Patent number: 7813620
    Abstract: Provided is a digital video recording system which can properly maintain a corresponding relationship between recorded data in two different kinds of formats which are generated from the same inputted video-audio data, even if those data are managed separately. In a case where the first file is generated as a main material file with a high resolution, and the second file is generated as a low-bitrate audio-video (AV) data file (204) with a low resolution, a CLIP-UMID (309) which is identification information unique to the first file is stored in a skip box (304) in the low-bitrate AV data file (204).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2010
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Keishi Okamoto, Hideaki Mita, Hideki Ohtaka
  • Publication number: 20100185900
    Abstract: Achieving improvement in protection of recorded data and reproduction performance and editing performance of video data and audio data, in addition to minimizing the number of disk devices, an inexpensive and high-performance video recording and reproducing apparatus (100) and a method thereof include: a first disk device and a second disk device; a mirroring unit which mirrors video data and audio data to an identical logical address employed by the first disk device and the second disk device; a reading unit which reads (i) the video data out of one of the first disk device and the second disk device, and (ii) the audio data out of another one of the first disk device and the second disk device; and a reproducing unit which reproduces, via synchronization, the video data and the audio data read by the reading unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2008
    Publication date: July 22, 2010
    Inventors: Masahiro Yamada, Hideaki Mita, Takanori Okada
  • Publication number: 20100177250
    Abstract: A recording and reproducing apparatus (100) can record information on a recording memory (111) having a recording region where a smallest unit for erasing recorded information is a block, on a unit of a cluster that is a unit smaller than the block. The recording and reproducing apparatus (100) includes: an input unit (130) that receives a request for starting or ending recording a file; and a system control unit (101) that records a header section of the file and a data section following the header section, from the beginning of the block in the recording region, when the request for starting recording is received; and updates the header section and records the updated header section on another cluster different from the cluster on which the header section before update is recorded when the request for ending recording is received.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2008
    Publication date: July 15, 2010
    Inventors: Hiromasa Hoshino, Seiji Horita, Takayuki Nakamura, Takanori Okada, Hideaki Mita
  • Publication number: 20100119214
    Abstract: A video recording apparatus provides a slow motion effect or a quick motion effect by digitally converting the frame-rate instead of by changing the playback speed of the film, and using few recording media without requiring any special device at playing. A picture encoding part encodes only valid frames by changing a rate-controlling method so that a predetermined playing frame-rate is obtained at a standard data-rate at playing. And a TS multiplexing part multiplexes by converting a frequency of a standard STC clock by only a ratio of valid frame-rate and playing frame-rate, and generating values for PCR, PTS, and DTS.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2009
    Publication date: May 13, 2010
    Applicant: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroaki SHIMAZAKI, Hideaki Mita, Hiroshi Saito
  • Patent number: 7680398
    Abstract: The recording apparatus of the present invention includes: a file generating section for receiving video data and audio data and generating a video data file and an audio data file; a dividing section for dividing the video data file into a plurality of video data elements and dividing the audio data file into a plurality of audio data elements, an arranging section for arranging data such that the video data elements and the audio data elements are recorded within a predetermined recording unit; and a recording section for recording the arranged data on an information recording medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2010
    Assignees: Panasonic Corporation, Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Hideaki Mita, Yoshiho Gotoh, Tatsushi Bannai, Takashi Furukawa, Hideki Ando, Hisao Tanaka, Motohiro Terao
  • Patent number: 7639922
    Abstract: An image pick-up apparatus includes an image pick-up device of recording a video to generate a video signal, a photographer indication device of indicating a start of a recording and/or a stop of the recording, an AutoREC signal generation device of generating an AutoREC signal in conjunction with the start of the recording and/or the stop of the recording based on the indication, and an AutoREC signal multiplex device of multiplexing a generated AutoREC signal to a generated video signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2009
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporaation
    Inventors: Hiroshi Saitoh, Hideaki Mita