Patents by Inventor Hidehiko Shin

Hidehiko Shin 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: 20230015683
    Abstract: A moving object detection system detecting moving objects based on a captured image comprising: cameras capturing images to generate image data; image recognition circuitries each performing image recognition on the image data generated by each camera to detect a moving object in a captured image indicated by the image data; and an information management apparatus managing image data supplied from each camera to a corresponding image recognition circuitry. The information management apparatus includes a communication interface performing data communication with the cameras and the image recognition circuitries, and a controller managing congestion information on the number of moving objects localized within a range of a captured image indicated by image data for each camera, and controlling the communication interface to supply the image data generated by the cameras to each image recognition circuitry, distributing the image data according to the congestion information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2022
    Publication date: January 19, 2023
    Inventors: Atsushi MIYATA, Daijiroh ICHIMURA, Hidehiko SHIN
  • Publication number: 20230005175
    Abstract: A position analysis device includes: an input interface that acquires the captured image obtained by the camera; a processor that calculates coordinate transformation from a first coordinate system to a second coordinate system with respect to the target position in the acquired captured image; and a memory that stores a correction model to generate a correction amount of a position in the second coordinate system, wherein the processor corrects a transformed position from the target position, based on the correction model including weight functions corresponding to reference positions, the transformed position being a position obtained by the coordinate transformation on the target position in the first coordinate system to the second coordinate system, the weight functions each producing a larger weighting in the correction amount as the transformed position is closer to a corresponding reference position, the reference positions being different from each other in the second coordinate system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2022
    Publication date: January 5, 2023
    Inventors: Daijiroh ICHIMURA, Hidehiko SHIN
  • Patent number: 11490025
    Abstract: A method includes setting an exposure time of an image sensor included in a terminal device so that, in an image obtained by capturing a subject by the image sensor, a bright line corresponding to each of a plurality of exposure lines included in the image sensor appears according to a change in luminance of the subject. The method also includes obtaining a bright line image including a plurality of bright lines, by capturing the subject that changes in luminance by the image sensor with the set exposure time. The method further includes estimating a plurality of center areas each of which is in each of the plurality of bright lines, and obtaining identification information of the subject, by demodulating data specified by a pattern of the plurality of center areas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Mitsuaki Oshima, Koji Nakanishi, Hideki Aoyama, Ikuo Fuchigami, Hidehiko Shin, Tsutomu Mukai, Yosuke Matsushita, Shigehiro Iida, Kazunori Yamada
  • Publication number: 20220327806
    Abstract: It selects learning data that is effective for learning a learning model. An identification information assignment device comprising: a processor; and memory, wherein, using the memory, the processor: acquiring a plurality of image data; selecting a part of the plurality of image data as learning data; assigning identification information to the selected image data by using a learning model which is recorded in the memory; and updating the learning model by using the selected image data to which the identification information is assigned, wherein identification information is assigned to a rest of the plurality of image data by using the updated learning model, the rest of the plurality of image data being different from the selected image data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2022
    Publication date: October 13, 2022
    Inventors: Tomoaki ITOH, Hidehiko SHIN, Daijiroh ICHIMURA, Atsushi MIYATA, Yoshiyuki OKIMOTO, Akihiro TANAKA, Kaito MIZUSHIMA
  • Publication number: 20220319021
    Abstract: A trajectory analysis device that displays relevant information on a trajectory of a moving object, comprising: a display interface to display the relevant information; a storage to store trajectory data indicating a plurality of trajectories and the relevant information; an input interface to receive input by a user operation; and a controller to control the display interface based on the relevant information and the user operation input on the input interface, wherein the controller causes the display interface to display one or more staying locations where trajectories stay, based on the trajectory data, receives an input result by a user operation selecting at least one of the staying locations, receives an input result by a user operation designating a designated location different from the selected staying location, and extracts the relevant information to be displayed on the display interface, based on the selected staying location and the designated location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2022
    Publication date: October 6, 2022
    Inventors: Takao ADACHI, Hidehiko SHIN
  • Publication number: 20220300883
    Abstract: A quality estimation device for generating information on quality with which a plurality of unit products are obtained by using a plurality of facilities to pass at least one step, includes: a memory that stores quality control data associating the facilities passed for each of the unit products in the step when the unit products are obtained, with quality for the obtained unit products; and a circuit that controls calculation processing based on the quality control data stored in the memory. The circuit extracts a plurality of pass records from the quality control data, the plurality of pass records each indicating a series of facilities passed by a unit product in the plurality of unit products and quality for the unit product, and generates facility quality information indicating quality with respect to a facility in the plurality of facilities by the calculation processing, based on the extracted pass records.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2022
    Publication date: September 22, 2022
    Inventors: Daijiroh ICHIMURA, Yoshiyuki OKIMOTO, Hidehiko SHIN, Akira MINEGISHI, Yosuke TAJIKA
  • Publication number: 20220132015
    Abstract: A method includes setting an exposure time of an image sensor included in a terminal device so that, in an image obtained by capturing a subject by the image sensor, a bright line corresponding to each of a plurality of exposure lines included in the image sensor appears according to a change in luminance of the subject. The method also includes obtaining a bright line image including a plurality of bright lines, by capturing the subject that changes in luminance by the image sensor with the set exposure time. The method further includes estimating a plurality of center areas each of which is in each of the plurality of bright lines, and obtaining identification information of the subject, by demodulating data specified by a pattern of the plurality of center areas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2021
    Publication date: April 28, 2022
    Applicant: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Mitsuaki OSHIMA, Koji NAKANISHI, Hideki AOYAMA, Ikuo FUCHIGAMI, Hidehiko SHIN, Tsutomu MUKAI, Yosuke MATSUSHITA, Shigehiro IIDA, Kazunori YAMADA
  • Publication number: 20220114299
    Abstract: A layout design device that designs a new layout obtained by changing an existing layout related to arrangement of a facility in a certain space, the layout design device including: a generator that generates a new layout according to stay data related to a stay specified from flow line data representing a motion of a target in a case of a existing layout in a space; and an output processor that outputs the new layout generated by the generator, wherein the generator generates the stay data by extracting a stay portion where the target stays from the flow line data, and generates the new layout by using auxiliary information that associates the facility arranged in the space with the stay portion and the stay data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2021
    Publication date: April 14, 2022
    Inventors: Daijiroh ICHIMURA, Hidehiko SHIN
  • Publication number: 20220012514
    Abstract: It reduces labor and time to generate training data for the training model. An identification information assignment apparatus includes an acquirer configured to acquire a plurality of pieces of image data, an assigner configured to assign identification information to image data selected from the plurality of pieces of image data by using a learning model after learning, and an updater configured to update the learned model using the image data to which the identification information is assigned, wherein the assigner assigns identification information to a rest of the image data acquired by the acquirer using the learned model that has been updated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2021
    Publication date: January 13, 2022
    Inventors: Tomoaki ITOH, Hidehiko SHIN
  • Publication number: 20210374634
    Abstract: A method evaluating a decrease in production performance for a target work. A work efficiency evaluation method includes the steps of: reading, from a storage, model data used for evaluating work efficiency and generated based on operation data related to work including a predetermined work time and a predetermined work amount; calculating an degree of impact of a decrease in work efficiency on the basis of data related to time required for work and a work amount by the model data; and evaluating a decrease in production performance in accordance with the degree of impact.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2021
    Publication date: December 2, 2021
    Applicant: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki OKIMOTO, Daijiroh ICHIMURA, Hidehiko SHIN
  • Patent number: 11165967
    Abstract: A method includes determining a pattern of a change in luminance, by demodulating an identification information to be transmitted with a ceiling light, and transmitting the identification information, by the ceiling light changing in luminance according to the determined pattern of the change in luminance. Additionally, in the determining, a first luminance change pattern, corresponding to a first body, and a second luminance change pattern, corresponding to a first header used for the first body, are determined. Furthermore, in the transmitting, the first header and the first body are transmitted by the ceiling light changing in luminance according to the first luminance change pattern, the second luminance change pattern, and the first luminance change pattern in the stated order.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Mitsuaki Oshima, Koji Nakanishi, Hideki Aoyama, Ikuo Fuchigami, Hidehiko Shin, Tsutomu Mukai, Yosuke Matsushita, Shigehiro Iida, Kazunori Yamada
  • Publication number: 20210136273
    Abstract: A method includes determining a pattern of a change in luminance, by demodulating an identification information to be transmitted with a ceiling light, and transmitting the identification information, by the ceiling light changing in luminance according to the determined pattern of the change in luminance. Additionally, in the determining, a first luminance change pattern, corresponding to a first body, and a second luminance change pattern, corresponding to a first header used for the first body, are determined. Furthermore, in the transmitting, the first header and the first body are transmitted by the ceiling light changing in luminance according to the first luminance change pattern, the second luminance change pattern, and the first luminance change pattern in the stated order.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2020
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Applicant: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Mitsuaki OSHIMA, Koji NAKANISHI, Hideki AOYAMA, Ikuo FUCHIGAMI, Hidehiko SHIN, Tsutomu MUKAI, Yosuke MATSUSHITA, Shigehiro IIDA, Kazunori YAMADA
  • Publication number: 20210110162
    Abstract: The operation sequence identification device identifies an operation sequence including a series of individual operations. The operation sequence identification device includes an communication circuit that acquires first sensing information indicating the position of a moving object in an operation area in chronological order and plural pieces of second sensing information indicating surrounding environment states at different positions in the operation area in chronological order, and a control circuit that specifies the order of the series of individual operations based on the first sensing information and that identifies the operation content of each of the series of individual operations based on the second sensing information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2020
    Publication date: April 15, 2021
    Inventors: Koji MIURA, Hidehiko SHIN
  • Publication number: 20210042770
    Abstract: The prediction device includes a storage storing measure implementation information representative of an effect of the measured on a first target, and a control circuit predicting an effect of the measures on a second target having no measure implemented therein based on the measure implementation information; the control circuit constructs a first graph made up of a plurality of nodes including at least one first node associated with the first target and at least one second node associated with the second target, and a plurality of links connecting the nodes based on a similarity between the nodes; and based on the measure implementation information, the control circuit determines a degree of the effect of the measures on the first node and propagates the degree of the effect of the measures on the second node by using the first node as a base point in the first graph.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2020
    Publication date: February 11, 2021
    Inventors: Atsushi MIYATA, Tomoaki ITOH, Yoshiyuki OKIMOTO, Hidehiko SHIN
  • Patent number: 10887528
    Abstract: The method includes obtaining, using a face camera of a smart phone, identification information from a ceiling light of a facility with visible light communication, and obtaining location information of the ceiling light related to the identification information. The method also includes displaying a location related to the location information of the ceiling light on a map of the facility on a display of the smart phone. The smart phone is set on a cart in a state that the face camera is directed to a ceiling of the facility on which the ceiling light is attached, and the face camera is a CMOS sensor and the CMOS sensor is used only for the visible light communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Mitsuaki Oshima, Koji Nakanishi, Hideki Aoyama, Ikuo Fuchigami, Hidehiko Shin, Tsutomu Mukai, Yosuke Matsushita, Shigehiro Iida, Kazunori Yamada
  • Patent number: 10863142
    Abstract: A monitoring device (2) identifies an object from videos made by a plurality of cameras (1) including a first camera and a second camera and having a predetermined positional relationship. The monitoring device has a receiving unit (21) configured to receive the videos from the plurality of cameras, a storage unit (22b, 22c) configured to store feature information indicating a feature of the object and camera placement information indicating placement positions of the cameras, and a controller (23) configured to identify the object from the videos based on the feature information. If an object has been identifiable from the video made by the first camera but has been unidentifiable from the video made by the second camera, the controller (23) specifies, based on the camera placement information, the object in the video made by the second camera.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tomoaki Itoh, Hidehiko Shin
  • Publication number: 20200372431
    Abstract: A model generating device according to the present disclosure includes: an acquisition unit that acquires demand information indicative of the number of sales of a product in a shop for a past predetermined period and external information relevant to the number of sales of the product; and a controller that generates a forecasting model for calculating a forecast value of demand for the product based on the demand information and the external information, wherein the controller includes a simulator that simulates the number of displayed pieces of the product based on the demand information and the forecast value and a forecasting model generator that generates the forecasting model based on the external information and the number of displayed pieces of the product and calculates the forecast value by using the forecasting model.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2020
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki OKIMOTO, Hidehiko SHIN, Tomoaki ITOH, Atsushi MIYATA
  • Publication number: 20200322520
    Abstract: The method includes obtaining, using a face camera of a smart phone, identification information from a ceiling light of a facility with visible light communication, and obtaining location information of the ceiling light related to the identification information. The method also includes displaying a location related to the location information of the ceiling light on a map of the facility on a display of the smart phone. The smart phone is set on a cart in a state that the face camera is directed to a ceiling of the facility on which the ceiling light is attached, and the face camera is a CMOS sensor and the CMOS sensor is used only for the visible light communication.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2020
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Applicant: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Mitsuaki OSHIMA, Koji NAKANISHI, Hideki AOYAMA, Ikuo FUCHIGAMI, Hidehiko SHIN, Tsutomu MUKAI, Yosuke MATSUSHITA, Shigehiro IIDA, Kazunori YAMADA
  • Patent number: 10742891
    Abstract: A method includes setting an exposure time of an image sensor included in a terminal device so that, in an image obtained by capturing a subject by the image sensor, a bright line corresponding to each of a plurality of exposure lines included in the image sensor appears according to a change in luminance of the subject. The method also includes obtaining a bright line image including a plurality of bright lines, obtaining identification information of the subject, and obtaining a direction of light of the subject. Additionally, the method includes calculating a distance between the terminal device and the subject, and obtaining a location of the subject. The method further includes calculating a location of the terminal device using the distance and the location of the subject, and sending the location of the terminal device to a server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Mitsuaki Oshima, Koji Nakanishi, Hideki Aoyama, Ikuo Fuchigami, Hidehiko Shin, Tsutomu Mukai, Yosuke Matsushita, Shigehiro Iida, Kazunori Yamada
  • Publication number: 20200195829
    Abstract: A method includes setting an exposure time of an image sensor included in a terminal device so that, in an image obtained by capturing a subject by the image sensor, a bright line corresponding to each of a plurality of exposure lines included in the image sensor appears according to a change in luminance of the subject. The method also includes obtaining a bright line image including a plurality of bright lines, obtaining identification information of the subject, and obtaining a direction of light of the subject. Additionally, the method includes calculating a distance between the terminal device and the subject, and obtaining a location of the subject. The method further includes calculating a location of the terminal device using the distance and the location of the subject, and sending the location of the terminal device to a server.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2020
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Applicant: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Mitsuaki OSHIMA, Koji NAKANISHI, Hideki AOYAMA, Ikuo FUCHIGAMI, Hidehiko SHIN, Tsutomu MUKAI, Yosuke MATSUSHITA, Shigehiro IIDA, Kazunori YAMADA