Patents by Inventor Hidehiko Ogasawara

Hidehiko Ogasawara 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: 10210629
    Abstract: A detection area is set in a three-dimensional space in which a subject exists. When an actual hand enters the detection area, coordinate points (white and black dots) represented by pixels making up a silhouette of the hand in a depth image enter the detection area. In the detection area, a reference vector is set that shows the direction which the hand should face relative to the shoulder as a reference point. Then, an inner product between two vectors, a vector from the reference point to each of coordinate points and the reference vector, is calculated, followed by comparison between the inner products. Positions of coordinate points whose inner products are ranked high are acquired as the position of tips of the hand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Akio Ohba, Hiroyuki Segawa, Tetsugo Inada, Hidehiko Ogasawara, Hirofumi Okamoto
  • Publication number: 20180328727
    Abstract: A distance-measuring device includes first and second stereoscopic cameras each to be used to measure the distance to an object included in an imaging range. The first stereoscopic camera includes two imaging elements arranged side by side in a first direction, and the second stereoscopic camera includes two imaging elements arranged side by side in a second direction. The second direction is defined as a direction which intersects a plane containing the first direction and an imaging direction of the first stereoscopic camera.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2016
    Publication date: November 15, 2018
    Inventors: Akira SUZUKI, Manabu ISHIOKA, Hidehiko OGASAWARA, Yasuhiro WATARI, Masao SHIMIZU, Takayuki ISHIDA, Toshihiro KUSUNOKI, Yuichiro NAKAMURA
  • Publication number: 20180316911
    Abstract: This information processing apparatus allows a video display apparatus (40) worn on a head and used by a user to display a stereoscopic video including an object to be operated, and receives a gesture operation to the object by moving a hand by the user, when there is a match between a recognition position in which the user recognizes that the object is present in a real space and a shifted position deviated from a position of the hand of the user by a predetermined amount in the real space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2016
    Publication date: November 1, 2018
    Inventors: Takayuki ISHIDA, Yasuhiro WATARI, Akira SUZUKI, Hiroyuki SEGAWA, Hiroshi KATOH, Tetsugo INADA, Shinichi HONDA, Hidehiko OGASAWARA
  • Patent number: 10055815
    Abstract: An imaging apparatus 12 acquires RAW images 202a and 202b by left and right cameras and performs a demosaicing process for and stepwise reduction of the RAW images 202a and 202b to generate and correct colored image groups 204a and 204b which represent picked up images with a plurality of resolutions (S10 and S12). Image process parameters 206 acquired in the course of the demosaicing process and the correction process are transmitted to a host terminal 20 together with part of colored images and data of a partial image 208 of the RAW image 202a. The host terminal 20 utilizes the image process parameters 206 transmitted from the imaging apparatus 12 to perform a demosaicing process for the partial image 208 to generate and correct a colored image 212 (S16). The host terminal 20 utilizes the colored image transmitted from the imaging apparatus 12 and the colored image 212 generated therein to generate an image 214 to be displayed (S18 and S20).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: SONY INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT INC.
    Inventors: Akio Ohba, Hidehiko Ogasawara, Hiroyuki Segawa, Tetsugo Inada
  • Publication number: 20180213170
    Abstract: In an imaging element 28, a first light detecting layer 12 includes an organic photoelectric conversion film 38 that detects light of a predetermined wavelength band and carries out photoelectric conversion, and photoelectrically converts incident light on the imaging element and light reflected from a wire grid polarizer layer 14. The wire grid polarizer layer 14 includes polarizers 48 in which linear materials that do not allow transmission of light therethrough are arranged at intervals shorter than the wavelength of the incident light. A second light detecting layer 16 includes photoelectric conversion elements 54 that photoelectrically convert light transmitted through the polarizers 48.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2016
    Publication date: July 26, 2018
    Inventors: Hiroyuki SEGAWA, Hidehiko OGASAWARA
  • Publication number: 20180204882
    Abstract: In an imaging element 28, a first light detecting layer 12 includes organic photoelectric conversion films 38a and 38b oriented in a prescribed axial direction so that it detects a polarized component of incident light which is directed parallel to the orientation axis. The first light detecting layer 12 also has an organic photoelectric conversion film oriented in another axial direction which is arranged in a prescribed pattern on a two-dimensional plane. A second light detecting layer 16 disposed under the first light detecting layer 12 includes photoelectric conversion elements 54a and 54b and detects a polarized component which has passed through the first light detecting layer 12 and which is directed perpendicularly to the orientation axis of the organic photoelectric conversion films 38a and 38b.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2016
    Publication date: July 19, 2018
    Inventors: Hiroyuki SEGAWA, Hidehiko OGASAWARA
  • Publication number: 20180139383
    Abstract: An image pickup apparatus includes an image data production unit which produces data of images of a plurality of resolutions, from an image frame obtained by picking up an image of a target object as a moving picture for each pixel string which configures a row, and an image sending unit which extracts, from the data of the images of the plurality of resolutions, pixel strings of a region requested from a host terminal and connect the extracted pixel strings for each number of pixels determined in accordance with a given rule to produce a stream and then transmit the stream to the host terminal. The image sending unit adjusts a connection pixel number of data of an image of a particular resolution such that, where N is an integer, data for 1/(N+1) frame are transmitted with respect to one frame of data of an image of the other resolution.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2018
    Publication date: May 17, 2018
    Applicant: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Akio OHBA, Hidehiko OGASAWARA
  • Patent number: 9936130
    Abstract: An image pickup apparatus includes an image data production unit which produces data of images of a plurality of resolutions, from an image frame obtained by picking up an image of a target object as a moving picture for each pixel string which configures a row, and an image sending unit which extracts, from the data of the images of the plurality of resolutions, pixel strings of a region requested from a host terminal and connect the extracted pixel strings for each number of pixels determined in accordance with a given rule to produce a stream and then transmit the stream to the host terminal. The image sending unit adjusts a connection pixel number of data of an image of a particular resolution such that, where N is an integer, data for 1/(N+1) frame are transmitted with respect to one frame of data of an image of the other resolution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: SONY INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT INC.
    Inventors: Akio Ohba, Hidehiko Ogasawara
  • Publication number: 20180075615
    Abstract: An imaging device includes a filter, imaging elements, and an image processing section. The filter has a plurality of regions transmitting different light components. The imaging elements detect a luminance distribution of polarization components in a plurality of directions of light transmitted by the filter. The image processing section analyzes the detected luminance distribution based on correlation between the components, thereby generating a plurality of items of information about a subject.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2017
    Publication date: March 15, 2018
    Applicant: SONY INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT INC.
    Inventors: Yoshihiro MYOKAN, Akio OHBA, Hidehiko OGASAWARA, Shinya WADA, Akihiko SUGAWARA, Hiroyuki SEGAWA
  • Publication number: 20180027222
    Abstract: An image of a block or the like entering a space above a play mat is picked up by an image pickup apparatus, and an information processing apparatus detects and recognizes the block on the basis of a picture of the block in a picked up image and performs information processing. The play mat includes a play field that defines a detection space for the block, and a calibration chart including at least a plurality of regions of colors of different luminances. The image pickup apparatus adjusts an exposure time period, a gain value for each color component and a correction rule upon gamma correction on the basis of the picture of the calibration chart in the picked up image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2016
    Publication date: January 25, 2018
    Applicant: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Hidehiko Ogasawara, Norio Nagatsuka, Naoki Numaguchi, Hiroyuki Segawa, Akio Ohba
  • Patent number: 9706114
    Abstract: An image pickup apparatus includes: an image data production unit configured to produce data of a plurality of kinds of images from an image frame obtained by picking up an image of an object as a moving picture for each of pixel strings which configure a row; and an image sending unit configured to extract a pixel string in a region requested from a host terminal from within the data of each of the plurality of kinds of images and connect the pixel strings to each other for each unit number of pixels for connection determined on the basis of a given rule to produce a stream and then transmit the stream to the host terminal. The image sending unit switchably determines whether the unit number of pixels for connection is to be set to a fixed value or a variable value in response to the kind of each image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignees: SONY CORPORATION, SONY INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT INC.
    Inventors: Akio Ohba, Hiroyuki Segawa, Hidehiko Ogasawara
  • Publication number: 20170109864
    Abstract: An imaging apparatus 12 acquires RAW images 202a and 202b by left and right cameras and performs a demosaicing process for and stepwise reduction of the RAW images 202a and 202b to generate and correct colored image groups 204a and 204b which represent picked up images with a plurality of resolutions (S10 and S12). Image process parameters 206 acquired in the course of the demosaicing process and the correction process are transmitted to a host terminal 20 together with part of colored images and data of a partial image 208 of the RAW image 202a. The host terminal 20 utilizes the image process parameters 206 transmitted from the imaging apparatus 12 to perform a demosaicing process for the partial image 208 to generate and correct a colored image 212 (S16). The host terminal 20 utilizes the colored image transmitted from the imaging apparatus 12 and the colored image 212 generated therein to generate an image 214 to be displayed (S18 and S20).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2015
    Publication date: April 20, 2017
    Inventors: Akio OHBA, Hidehiko OGASAWARA, Hiroyuki SEGAWA, Tetsugo INADA
  • Patent number: 9619868
    Abstract: An imaging device includes a first camera and a second camera and shoots the same object under different shooting conditions. A shot-image data acquirer of an image analyzer acquires data of two images simultaneously shot from the imaging device. A correcting section aligns the distributions of the luminance value between the two images by carrying out correction for either one of the two images. A correction table managing section switches and generates a correction table to be used according to the function implemented by the information processing device. A correction table storage stores the correction table showing the correspondence relationship between the luminance values before and after correction. A depth image generator performs stereo matching by using the two images and generates a depth image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Akio Ohba, Hiroyuki Segawa, Tetsugo Inada, Hidehiko Ogasawara, Hirofumi Okamoto
  • Publication number: 20170094163
    Abstract: An image pickup apparatus includes an image data production unit which produces data of images of a plurality of resolutions, from an image frame obtained by picking up an image of a target object as a moving picture for each pixel string which configures a row, and an image sending unit which extracts, from the data of the images of the plurality of resolutions, pixel strings of a region requested from a host terminal and connect the extracted pixel strings for each number of pixels determined in accordance with a given rule to produce a stream and then transmit the stream to the host terminal. The image sending unit adjusts a connection pixel number of data of an image of a particular resolution such that, where N is an integer, data for 1/(N+1) frame are transmitted with respect to one frame of data of an image of the other resolution.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2016
    Publication date: March 30, 2017
    Inventors: Akio OHBA, Hidehiko OGASAWARA
  • Publication number: 20170011519
    Abstract: A detection area 112 is set in a three-dimensional space in which a subject exists. When an actual hand enters the detection area 112, coordinate points (white and black dots) represented by pixels making up a silhouette 114 of the hand in a depth image enter the detection area 112. In the detection area 112, a reference vector 126 is set that shows the direction which the hand should face relative to the shoulder as a reference point 122. Then, an inner product between two vectors, a vector from the reference point 122 to each of coordinate points and the reference vector 126, is calculated, followed by comparison between the inner products. Positions of coordinate points whose inner products are ranked high are acquired as the position of tips of the hand.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2014
    Publication date: January 12, 2017
    Applicant: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Akio Ohba, Hiroyuki Segawa, Tetsugo Inada, Hidehiko Ogasawara, Hirofumi Okamoto
  • Publication number: 20160080645
    Abstract: An image pickup apparatus includes: an image data production unit configured to produce data of a plurality of kinds of images from an image frame obtained by picking up an image of an object as a moving picture for each of pixel strings which configure a row; and an image sending unit configured to extract a pixel string in a region requested from a host terminal from within the data of each of the plurality of kinds of images and connect the pixel strings to each other for each unit number of pixels for connection determined on the basis of a given rule to produce a stream and then transmit the stream to the host terminal. The image sending unit switchably determines whether the unit number of pixels for connection is to be set to a fixed value or a variable value in response to the kind of each image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2015
    Publication date: March 17, 2016
    Inventors: Akio OHBA, Hiroyuki SEGAWA, Hidehiko OGASAWARA
  • Publication number: 20150339805
    Abstract: An imaging device includes a first camera and a second camera and shoots the same object under different shooting conditions. A shot-image data acquirer of an image analyzer acquires data of two images simultaneously shot from the imaging device. A correcting section aligns the distributions of the luminance value between the two images by carrying out correction for either one of the two images. A correction table managing section switches and generates a correction table to be used according to the function implemented by the information processing device. A correction table storage stores the correction table showing the correspondence relationship between the luminance values before and after correction. A depth image generator performs stereo matching by using the two images and generates a depth image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2013
    Publication date: November 26, 2015
    Applicant: Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.,
    Inventors: Akio Ohba, Hiroyuki Segawa, Tetsugo Inada, Hidehiko Ogasawara, Hirofumi Okamoto
  • Patent number: 9148564
    Abstract: An image pickup apparatus includes: an image data production unit configured to produce data of a plurality of kinds of images from a picked up image and successively output the data; an image synthesis unit configured to cyclically connect the data of the plurality of kinds of images for each pixel string within a range set in advance for each of the kinds of the images and output the connected data as a stream to produce a virtual synthetic image; and an image sending unit configured to accept, from a host terminal, a data transmission request that designates a rectangular region in the virtual synthetic image, extract and connect data from the stream and transmit the connected data as a new stream to the host terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2015
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Akio Ohba, Hiroyuki Segawa, Hideyuki Saito, Hidehiko Ogasawara, Tetsugo Inada
  • Patent number: 8878944
    Abstract: There is provided an image processing apparatus including multiple imaging units included in a stereo camera, the multiple imaging units configured to photograph a chart pattern including a pole, and a correction parameter calculation unit configured to calculate a correction parameter that corrects a gap between the multiple imaging units, based on the pole and a pattern included in the chart pattern photographed by the multiple imaging units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Nodoka Tokunaga, Hideki Oyaizu, Yoshihiro Myokan, Hidehiko Ogasawara
  • Publication number: 20140320689
    Abstract: An image pickup apparatus includes: an image data production unit configured to produce data of a plurality of kinds of images from a picked up image and successively output the data; an image synthesis unit configured to cyclically connect the data of the plurality of kinds of images for each pixel string within a range set in advance for each of the kinds of the images and output the connected data as a stream to produce a virtual synthetic image; and an image sending unit configured to accept, from a host terminal, a data transmission request that designates a rectangular region in the virtual synthetic image, extract and connect data from the stream and transmit the connected data as a new stream to the host terminal
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2014
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Applicant: Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Akio Ohba, Hiroyuki Segawa, Hideyuki Saito, Hidehiko Ogasawara, Tetsugo lnada