Patents by Inventor Hideki Oyaizu

Hideki Oyaizu 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: 20190171882
    Abstract: State information corresponding to a subject on a visible light image, such as temperature information and sound field information, is acquired from state information indicating a subject state not indicated on the visible light image by an information acquisition unit 21. An effect processing unit 22 performs an effect process on the visible light image on the basis of the state information acquired by the information acquisition unit 21. In the effect process, an effect component image is superimposed or a subject image is modified based on the type and temperature of the subject and an effect component image is superimposed or a subject image is modified based on the type of a sound source and the volume of a sound. The effect process according to the state information is performed on the visible light image, such that the reality can be improved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2017
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Inventors: HIDEKI OYAIZU, MAKIBI NAKAMURA, ATSUSHI ITO, YUKI ASUKABE, MASAYUKI YOKOYAMA
  • Publication number: 20180359401
    Abstract: The low-sensitivity polarization characteristic model calculation unit 31 of the polarized image processing unit 30-1 calculates the low-sensitivity polarization characteristic model on the basis of the low-sensitivity polarized image in the plurality of polarization directions that is generated by the low-sensitivity imaging unit 21. The non-saturation polarized image extraction unit 32 extracts an image in a polarization direction in which saturation has not occurred from the high-sensitivity polarized image in the plurality of polarization directions that is generated by the high-sensitivity imaging unit 22. The high-sensitivity component acquisition unit 33-1 calculates a high-sensitivity polarization characteristic model having the phase component identical to the low-sensitivity polarization characteristic model from an image in a plurality of polarization directions in which saturation has not occurred in the high-sensitivity polarized image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2016
    Publication date: December 13, 2018
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: HIDEKI OYAIZU, YASUTAKA HIRASAWA, YUHI KONDO
  • Publication number: 20180301032
    Abstract: An image acquisition unit 341-1 acquires a polarization image and a non-polarization image indicating a peripheral area of a moving body, such as the peripheral area of a vehicle. A discrimination information generation unit 342-1 uses the polarization image acquired by the image acquisition unit 341-1 and generates analysis object discrimination information indicating a road surface or the like. An image analysis unit 344-1 uses an image of an image analysis area set on the basis of the analysis object discrimination information generated by the discrimination information generation unit 342-1 with respect to the non-polarization image acquired by the image acquisition unit 341-1, and performs a discrimination of an object, such as an obstacle on the road surface. It is possible to efficiently perform a determination of the presence of the object from the non-polarization image of the peripheral area of the moving body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2016
    Publication date: October 18, 2018
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Yasutaka Hirasawa, Hideki Oyaizu, Yuhi Kondo, Suguru Aoki, Taketo Akama
  • Publication number: 20180284260
    Abstract: The present technology relates to an information processing apparatus, an information processing method, and a program for suppressing the occurrence of false recognition. A road surface region estimating section estimates a road surface region in a first image captured of a predetermined imaging range. A non-polarized region extracting section extracts a non-polarized region from a second image captured of the imaging range. A low-confidence level region estimating section estimates a low-confidence level region for an object with a low first confidence level obtained by a first sensor within a measurement range of the first sensor in the imaging range on the basis of information indicating the road surface region and the non-polarized region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2016
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Hideki Oyaizu, Takuto Motoyama, Yasuhiro Sutou, Toshio Yamazaki
  • Publication number: 20180284256
    Abstract: The present technology relates to an information processing apparatus, an information processing method and a program that make it possible to determine a distance to an object with high accuracy. A likelihood calculation unit calculates, from information obtained by each of a plurality of distance measurement methods, distance likelihoods with regard to which the distance to an object is each of a plurality of distances. An integration unit integrates the distance likelihoods according to the plurality of distance measurement methods to determine integration likelihoods each of the plurality of distances. The present technology can be applied, for example, to a case in which a distance to an obstacle is determined and a driver who drives an automobile or the like is supported using the distance or to a like case.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2016
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Sutou, Hideki Oyaizu, Takuto Motoyama, Toshio Yamazaki
  • Publication number: 20180284257
    Abstract: The present technology relates to an information processing apparatus, an information processing method and a program that make it possible to determine a movement amount of an object with high accuracy. A likelihood calculation unit calculates, from information obtained by each of movement detection methods including a movement detection method for detecting a movement amount of an object using an image and one or more different movement detection methods, movement amount likelihoods with regard to which the movement amount of an object is each of a plurality of movement amounts. An integration unit integrates the movement amount likelihoods according to the plurality of movement detection methods to determine integration likelihoods individually of the plurality of movement amounts. The present technology can be applied, for example, to a case in which a movement amount of an object is determined and a driver who drives an automobile or the like is supported using the movement amount or to a like case.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2016
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Sutou, Hideki Oyaizu, Takuto Motoyama, Toshio Yamazaki
  • Publication number: 20180281786
    Abstract: A damage reduction device according to an embodiment of the present technology includes an input unit, a prediction unit, a recognition unit, and a determination unit. The input unit inputs status data regarding a status in a moving direction of a moving body apparatus. The prediction unit predicts a collision with an object in the moving direction on the basis of the status data. The recognition unit recognizes whether the object includes a person. The determination unit determines, when the collision with the object is predicted and it is recognized that the object includes a person, a steering direction of the moving body apparatus in which a collision with the person is avoidable, on the basis of the status data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2016
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Hideki Oyaizu, Yuhi Kondo, Yasutaka Hirasawa, Suguru Aoki, Taketo Akama
  • Publication number: 20180268700
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus according to an embodiment of the present technology includes a detection unit, an estimation unit, and a judgment unit. The detection unit detects a target object from an input image. The estimation unit estimates a posture of the detected target object. The judgment unit judges a possibility of the target object slipping on the basis of the estimated posture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2016
    Publication date: September 20, 2018
    Inventors: SUGURU AOKI, TAKETO AKAMA, HIDEKI OYAIZU, YASUTAKA HIRASAWA, YUHI KONDO
  • Publication number: 20180268246
    Abstract: A polarized image acquisition unit 20 acquires polarized images in a plurality of polarization directions. A reflection information generation unit 30 generates reflection information indicating reflection components from the polarized images in the plurality of polarization directions acquired by the polarized image acquisition unit 20. A reflection information using unit 40 uses the reflection information generated by the reflection information generation unit 30 to acquire an image of a viewed object appearing in the polarized images. A depth estimation unit estimates a depth value of a reflective surface area and acquires a position of the viewed object on the basis of an image of the viewed object appearing in the reflective surface area and the estimated depth value. Therefore, the viewed object positioned in, for example, an area of a blind spot can be easily checked.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2016
    Publication date: September 20, 2018
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Yuhi Kondo, Yasutaka Hirasawa, Hideki Oyaizu, Taketo Akama, Suguru Aoki
  • Publication number: 20180267142
    Abstract: The present technology relates to a signal processing apparatus, a signal processing method, and a program that enable calibration with high precision.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2016
    Publication date: September 20, 2018
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Takuto Motoyama, Yasuhiro Sutou, Toshio Yamazaki, Hideki Oyaizu, Kenichi Kawasaki
  • Publication number: 20180253595
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus according to an embodiment of the present technology includes a detection unit, an estimation unit, and a prediction unit. The detection unit detects a target object from an input image. The estimation unit estimates a posture of the detected target object. The prediction unit predicts an action of the target object on a basis of the estimated posture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2016
    Publication date: September 6, 2018
    Inventors: SUGURU AOKI, TAKETO AKAMA, HIDEKI OYAIZU, YASUTAKA HIRASAWA, YUHI KONDO
  • Publication number: 20180229725
    Abstract: A control apparatus includes an input unit and a control unit. To the input unit, a pickup image of a camera provided to an own vehicle is input. The control unit detects a mirror provided to a different vehicle that exists in front of the own vehicle from the input pickup image, detects a person from a mirror image of the detected mirror, and recognizes a state of the person from an image of the detected person. Further, the control unit performs an alerting process or a control process for the own vehicle to prevent an accident of the own vehicle or the different vehicle in accordance with the recognized state of the person.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2016
    Publication date: August 16, 2018
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Taketo Akama, Suguru Aoki, Hideki Oyaizu, Yasutaka Hirasawa, Yuhi Kondo
  • Patent number: 9866818
    Abstract: There is provided an image processing apparatus including a plurality of imaging units included in a stereo camera, the plurality of imaging units being configured to image a first chart pattern including a pattern that is a plurality of feature points and a mirror surface, and a correction parameter calculation unit configured to calculate a correction parameter that corrects a gap of the plurality of imaging units, based on the pattern included in the first chart pattern imaged by the plurality of imaging units and a pattern mirrored in the mirror surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Myokan, Hideki Oyaizu, Nodoka Tokunaga, Akio Ohba, Hiroyuki Segawa
  • Publication number: 20150195378
    Abstract: The present technique relates to an information processing apparatus, a server, an information processing method, and an information processing system that can control electronic mail reception in accordance with an emotion or a state of a receiver. A communication control unit receives main information transmitted from a sender, and sender information related to the emotion or the state of the sender at the time of the transmission of the main information. A data acquiring unit acquires receiver information related to the emotion or the state of a receiver. An analyzing unit analyzes the main information, the sender information, and the receiver information. A determining unit determines whether the main information is to be presented based on a result of the analysis carried out by the analyzing unit. The present technique can be applied to an information processing apparatus that is operated by a user and exchanges information with another apparatus being operated by another user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 4, 2013
    Publication date: July 9, 2015
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Natsuki Kano, Hideki Oyaizu, Jun Kimura
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8855426
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes: an inputting section adapted to input an image; a detection section adapted to detect a portion of an image pickup object from within the inputted image; a noticed region setting block adapted to set a noticed region from the detected portion; a restriction region setting block adapted to set a restriction region from the detected portion; and an extraction section adapted to extract feature values of the noticed region restricted by the restriction region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Keisuke Yamaoka, Hideki Oyaizu
  • Publication number: 20140125819
    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: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2013
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Applicants: SONY COMPUTER ENTERTAINMENT INC., SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Nodoka TOKUNAGA, Hideki OYAIZU, Yoshihiro MYOKAN, Hidehiko OGASAWARA
  • Publication number: 20140125772
    Abstract: There is provided an image processing apparatus including a plurality of imaging units included in a stereo camera, the plurality of imaging units being configured to image a first chart pattern including a pattern that is a plurality of feature points and a mirror surface, and a correction parameter calculation unit configured to calculate a correction parameter that corrects a gap of the plurality of imaging units, based on the pattern included in the first chart pattern imaged by the plurality of imaging units and a pattern mirrored in the mirror surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2013
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Applicants: SONY COMPUTER ENTERTAINMENT INC., SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshihiro MYOKAN, Hideki OYAIZU, Nodoka TOKUNGA, Akio OHBA, Hiroyuki SEGAWA
  • Patent number: 8682148
    Abstract: A moving image playback apparatus includes: a data playback section playing back delta-sigma modulated data generated by performing delta-sigma modulation on pixel values of consecutive frames for each pixel; a video-data playback section performing filtering processing on the delta-sigma modulated data played back by the data playback section using a filter for each pixel to play back video data; and a control section controlling the filtering processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Hideki Oyaizu, Seiji Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20120051651
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes: an inputting section adapted to input an image; a detection section adapted to detect a portion of an image pickup object from within the inputted image; a noticed region setting block adapted to set a noticed region from the detected portion; a restriction region setting block adapted to set a restriction region from the detected portion; and an extraction section adapted to extract feature values of the noticed region restricted by the restriction region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2011
    Publication date: March 1, 2012
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Keisuke YAMAOKA, Hideki OYAIZU