Patents by Inventor Hideo Miyamaki

Hideo Miyamaki 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: 20200211158
    Abstract: The present technique relates to an image processing apparatus, an image processing method, and a program that can easily execute a stitching process. Provided are: an image generation unit that generates a first reference image regarding a first imaging region on the basis of a plurality of first images regarding the first imaging region and that generates a second reference image regarding a second imaging region at least partially overlapping with the first imaging region on the basis of a plurality of second images regarding the second imaging region; and a processing unit that generates positioning information indicating a correspondence between the first imaging region and the second imaging region on the basis of the first reference image and the second reference image. The present technique can be applied to, for example, an image processing apparatus that executes a stitching process of a plurality of images.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2018
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Inventors: Hideo Miyamaki, Masatoshi Takashima, Yu Kitamura, Hiroshi Mori
  • Publication number: 20200134783
    Abstract: Provided is an information processing device configured to: acquire an image captured according to an imaging instruction by an imaging device mounted to a mobile object; acquire sensor information including position information about the mobile object from a sensor device according to a signal transmitted from the imaging device in response to the imaging instruction; and associate the acquired sensor information with the acquired image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2018
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroshi MORI, Hiroyuki SANO, Hideo MIYAMAKI, Masato TSUJIE, Yoichiro SATO
  • Patent number: 10044923
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes an acquisition unit configured to acquire restriction information about imaging functions from an imaging device connected to a network, a setting control unit configured to display a setting window in which after a parameter for one imaging function is selected, selectable parameters for other imaging functions are restricted in accordance with the selected parameter on the basis of the restriction information so that the imaging functions to be used are selected, and an information processing unit configured to acquire image information about an image captured using the selected imaging functions via the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuma Tsukuda, Nobuhiro Tsurumaki, Masaki Demizu, Masafumi Suzuki, Yoichi Kasahara, Katsuyoshi Kanemoto, Hideo Miyamaki, Takumi Sugaya, Shin Yanai
  • Patent number: 9955058
    Abstract: A multi-codec camera system includes a multi-codec camera that acquires video in the form of multiple compression-rate image data and a determination module that selects image data from the multiple compression-rate image data acquired by the multi-codec camera according to a predetermined reference, wherein when a predetermined object is detected from the video acquired by the multi-codec camera, the determination module selects image data at a compression rate according to the size of the detected object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hideo Miyamaki
  • Publication number: 20170064183
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes an acquisition unit configured to acquire restriction information about imaging functions from an imaging device connected to a network, a setting control unit configured to display a setting window in which after a parameter for one imaging function is selected, selectable parameters for other imaging functions are restricted in accordance with the selected parameter on the basis of the restriction information so that the imaging functions to be used are selected, and an information processing unit configured to acquire image information about an image captured using the selected imaging functions via the network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2016
    Publication date: March 2, 2017
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuma TSUKUDA, Nobuhiro TSURUMAKI, Masaki DEMIZU, Masafumi SUZUKI, Yoichi KASAHARA, Katsuyoshi KANEMOTO, Hideo MIYAMAKI, Takumi SUGAYA, Shin YANAI
  • Patent number: 9509955
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes an acquisition unit configured to acquire restriction information about imaging functions from an imaging device connected to a network, a setting control unit configured to display a setting window in which after a parameter for one imaging function is selected, selectable parameters for other imaging functions are restricted in accordance with the selected parameter on the basis of the restriction information so that the imaging functions to be used are selected, and an information processing unit configured to acquire image information about an image captured using the selected imaging functions via the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuma Tsukuda, Nobuhiro Tsurumaki, Masaki Demizu, Masafumi Suzuki, Yoichi Kasahara, Katsuyoshi Kanemoto, Hideo Miyamaki, Takumi Sugaya, Shin Yanai
  • Patent number: 9491410
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes an acquisition unit configured to acquire restriction information about imaging functions from an imaging device connected to a network, a setting control unit configured to display a setting window in which after a parameter for one imaging function is selected, selectable parameters for other imaging functions are restricted in accordance with the selected parameter on the basis of the restriction information so that the imaging functions to be used are selected, and an information processing unit configured to acquire image information about an image captured using the selected imaging functions via the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuma Tsukuda, Nobuhiro Tsurumaki, Masaki Demizu, Masafumi Suzuki, Yoichi Kasahara, Katsuyoshi Kanemoto, Hideo Miyamaki, Takumi Sugaya, Shin Yanai
  • Patent number: 8934012
    Abstract: A monitoring apparatus includes a video data obtaining section obtaining video data from a monitoring terminal, a metadata obtaining section obtaining metadata describing information on a monitored subject from the monitoring terminal, a filter setting storage section storing a filter setting, a metadata filter section performing filtering processing on the metadata by using a filter setting stored in the filter setting storage section, and an output section outputting a monitoring result based on the filtering processing result obtained by performing filtering processing in the metadata filter section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Hideo Miyamaki, Asako Tamura, Kazuma Tsukuda
  • Publication number: 20140104433
    Abstract: The present invention is intended to manage a plurality of network cameras simply. The network camera management system comprises: a server for managing a plurality of cameras and controlling recording and/or displaying of an image captured by a camera; and a controller for instructing a management state of a camera on the server. By the operation of the controller, an image to be displayed is dynamically selected from images captured by the plurality of cameras according to the mode instructed by the controller. Thus, even if there are a large number of cameras, it is possible to display in such a form that it is intuitively easy to understand which camera's image is being displayed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2013
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Hideo Miyamaki
  • Patent number: 8624978
    Abstract: The present invention is intended to manage a plurality of network cameras simply. The network camera management system comprises: a server for managing a plurality of cameras and controlling recording and/or displaying of an image captured by a camera; and a controller for instructing a management state of a camera on the server. By the operation of the controller, an image to be displayed is dynamically selected from images captured by the plurality of cameras according to the mode instructed by the controller. Thus, even if there are a large number of cameras, it is possible to display in such a form that it is intuitively easy to understand which camera's image is being displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Hideo Miyamaki
  • Publication number: 20130242094
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes an acquisition unit configured to acquire restriction information about imaging functions from an imaging device connected to a network, a setting control unit configured to display a setting window in which after a parameter for one imaging function is selected, selectable parameters for other imaging functions are restricted in accordance with the selected parameter on the basis of the restriction information so that the imaging functions to be used are selected, and an information processing unit configured to acquire image information about an image captured using the selected imaging functions via the network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2013
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuma Tsukuda, Nobuhiro Tsurumaki, Masaki Demizu, Masafumi Suzuki, Yoichi Kasahara, Katsuyoshi Kanemoto, Hideo Miyamaki, Takumi Sugaya, Shin Yanai
  • Publication number: 20120154623
    Abstract: A multi-codec camera system includes a multi-codec camera that acquires video in the form of multiple compression-rate image data and a determination module that selects image data from the multiple compression-rate image data acquired by the multi-codec camera according to a predetermined reference, wherein when a predetermined object is detected from the video acquired by the multi-codec camera, the determination module selects image data at a compression rate according to the size of the detected object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2012
    Publication date: June 21, 2012
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Hideo MIYAMAKI
  • Patent number: 8174571
    Abstract: Thumbnails are used, facilitating any operation on an object that changes from time to time as in a moving picture, thereby to prevent failure in capturing important objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2012
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroshi Hibi, Masaharu Suzuki, Satoshi Tabuchi, Asako Tamura, Hideo Miyamaki
  • Patent number: 8139633
    Abstract: A multi-codec camera system includes a multi-codec camera that acquires video in the form of multiple compression-rate image data and a determination module that selects image data from the multiple compression-rate image data acquired by the multi-codec camera according to a predetermined reference, wherein when a predetermined object is detected from the video acquired by the multi-codec camera, the determination module selects image data at a compression rate according to the size of the detected object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2012
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Hideo Miyamaki
  • Patent number: 8041078
    Abstract: An information processing system, apparatus and method is disclosed wherein an image of a predetermined region and an image of moving bodies in the region can be picked up and any of images obtained by such image pickup which is desired by a user can be reproduced readily. Sensor images of the predetermined region are stored, and an image of the moving bodies in the region is picked up separately and stored together with reproduction information relating to reproduction of the sensor image from which the moving bodies are detected. When an instruction to reproduce the sensor image is issued, the reproduction information corresponding to the moving body is read out, and the sensor image is reproduced based on the read out reproduction information. The invention can be applied, for example, to a monitoring system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2011
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Hideo Miyamaki, Masaharu Suzuki, Asako Tamura
  • Publication number: 20100321504
    Abstract: An information processing system, apparatus and method is disclosed wherein an image of a predetermined region and an image of moving bodies in the region can be picked up and any of images obtained by such image pickup which is desired by a user can be reproduced readily. Sensor images of the predetermined region are stored, and an image of the moving bodies in the region is picked up separately and stored together with reproduction information relating to reproduction of the sensor image from which the moving bodies are detected. When an instruction to reproduce the sensor image is issued, the reproduction information corresponding to the moving body is read out, and the sensor image is reproduced based on the read out reproduction information. The invention can be applied, for example, to a monitoring system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2010
    Publication date: December 23, 2010
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Hideo MIYAMAKI, Masaharu Suzuki, Asako Tamura
  • Patent number: 7801329
    Abstract: An information processing system, apparatus and method is disclosed wherein an image of a predetermined region and an image of moving bodies in the region can be picked up and any of images obtained by such image pickup which is desired by a user can be reproduced readily. Sensor images of the predetermined region are stored, and an image of the moving bodies in the region is picked up separately and stored together with reproduction information relating to reproduction of the sensor image from which the moving bodies are detected. When an instruction to reproduce the sensor image is issued, the reproduction information corresponding to the moving body is read out, and the sensor image is reproduced based on the read out reproduction information. The invention can be applied, for example, to a monitoring system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2010
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Hideo Miyamaki, Masaharu Suzuki, Asako Tamura
  • Patent number: 7684591
    Abstract: A information processing apparatus and method is disclosed wherein an image of a predetermined region can be picked up and a desired moving body in the predetermined region can be tracked readily to pick up an image of the moving body. A sensor image acquisition module acquires a sensor image. A moving body detection module detects moving bodies existing in a predetermined region based on the sensor image. A tracking object designation module designates one of the detected moving bodies. When a moving body is designated by the tracking object designation module, an image pickup mode changeover module sets the image pickup mode to a continuous tracking mode in which the designated moving body is tracked to pick up an image of the moving body. The invention can be applied, for example, to a monitoring system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2010
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Asako Tamura, Hideo Miyamaki, Masaharu Suzuki
  • Patent number: 7656430
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus and method is disclosed wherein a detailed image of a moving body can be picked up accurately. A tracking object pan tilt zoom module reads out moving body information stored in a moving body tracking rank management database at predetermined intervals of time, and pan tilt movement of a zoom camera is controlled based on angle-of-view information as appearance information corresponding to an angle of view of a moving body having the highest priority rank. At this time, an additional tracking object pan tilt module reads out the latest moving body information of the moving body tracking rank management database at intervals of time sufficiently shorter than the predetermined intervals of time at which the tracking object pan tilt zoom process is repeated, and the pan tilt movement of the zoom camera is further controlled repetitively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2010
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Hideo Miyamaki, Masaharu Suzuki, Asako Tamura
  • Publication number: 20090317056
    Abstract: A method for managing schedules of a monitoring device includes: editing schedules of a video camera; generating a display interface on which a plurality of schedules and corresponding attributes thereof can be displayed; checking the realizability of the schedules; and generating conflict indicating information for conflicting schedules according to a checking result. The present invention further provides a system for managing schedules of a monitoring device. The invention can be applied to display the schedules of the monitoring device intuitively and clearly to thereby simplify operations of determining a conflict and optimize operations of editing the schedules.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2009
    Publication date: December 24, 2009
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Hao Hu, Hideo Miyamaki, Satoshi Ishii, Shin Yanai