Patents by Inventor Hiromichi Enomoto

Hiromichi Enomoto 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: 7349558
    Abstract: There is described image-processing methods, apparatus and programs, which make it possible to accurately determine an oriented direction of an image to be displayed as a single screen image, without requiring operator's assistances. The method includes the steps of: determining whether or not a personal image is included in the image, based on image signals representing the image; recognizing an oriented direction of the image, based on at least one of element-feature quantities with respect to constituent elements constituting the personal image, when determining that the personal image is included in the image in the determining step. The constituent elements include a shape of face, a positional relationship between both eyes, a positional relationship between the face and hair on a head, and a positional relationship between the face and a hand or a leg.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2008
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Holdings, Inc.
    Inventor: Hiromichi Enomoto
  • Patent number: 7024053
    Abstract: An image processing method to make a composite image by pasting an image including a marked photographic object into another image, comprises the steps of, obtaining a degree of agreement between image data corresponding to a background image of the marked photographic object and image data corresponding to a background image of the other image, and a step of pasting an image of the marked photographic object into the other image in a state that the degree of agreement is highest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2006
    Assignee: Konica Corporation
    Inventor: Hiromichi Enomoto
  • Patent number: 6816620
    Abstract: An image data preservation method wherein, when converting imaged in which date information is photographed into image data, information about the date is read and preserved to be correlated with the image data, as additional information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2004
    Assignee: Konica Corporation
    Inventors: Hiromichi Enomoto, Toyoaki Sugaya, Masataka Nakano
  • Publication number: 20040161166
    Abstract: There is described image-processing methods, apparatus and programs, which make it possible to accurately determine an oriented direction of an image to be displayed as a single screen image, without requiring operator's assistances. The method includes the steps of: determining whether or not a personal image is included in the image, based on image signals representing the image; recognizing an oriented direction of the image, based on at least one of element-feature quantities with respect to constituent elements constituting the personal image, when determining that the personal image is included in the image in the determining step. The constituent elements include a shape of face, a positional relationship between both eyes, a positional relationship between the face and hair on a head, and a positional relationship between the face and a hand or a leg.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2004
    Publication date: August 19, 2004
    Inventor: Hiromichi Enomoto
  • Patent number: 6643189
    Abstract: A memory device which includes dynamic random access memories for effecting data read and write operations, first and second data terminals for receiving data, and a controller having a first data input connected to receive first data, a second data input connected to receive second data, a third data input connected to receive a function mode signal, and operation unit for executing operations between the first data and the second data. The operation unit includes a function setting unit for setting a function indicated by a function mode signal prior to receipt of the first data. The second data is read out of a selected part of the storage locations. The operation corresponding to the set function is executed for the first and second data. The operation result is written into the selected part of the storage locations during one memory cycle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2003
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Koichi Kimura, Toshihiko Ogura, Hiroaki Aotsu, Mitsuru Ikegami, Tadashi Kuwabara, Hiromichi Enomoto, Tadashi Kyoda
  • Publication number: 20030031462
    Abstract: A time stamping part and a packet storing part are separated from each other. To simplify data transfer from the time stamping part to the packet storing part, the time stamping part adds time information after a captured packet, and outputs the packet directly through a port for the packet storing part. The packet storing part captures all packets sent from the time stamping device regardless of their destinations, thereby preventing the time stamping part from performing extra processing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2002
    Publication date: February 13, 2003
    Inventors: Satoshi Katsuno, Katsuyuki Yamazaki, Toru Asami, Kiminori Sugauchi, Kenichi Yoshida, Hiromichi Enomoto
  • Publication number: 20020093852
    Abstract: A memory device which includes dynamic random access memories for effecting data read and write operations, first and second data terminals for receiving data, and a controller having a first data input connected to receive first data, a second data input connected to receive second data, a third data input connected to receive a function mode signal, and operation unit for executing operations between the first data and the second data. The operation unit includes a function setting unit for setting a function indicated by a function mode signal prior to receipt of the first data. The second data is read out of a selected part of the storage locations. The operation corresponding to the set function is executed for the first and second data. The operation result is written into the selected part of the storage locations during one memory cycle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2002
    Publication date: July 18, 2002
    Inventors: Koichi Kimura, Toshihiko Ogura, Hiroaki Aotsu, Mitsuru Ikegami, Tadashi Kuwabara, Hiromichi Enomoto, Tadashi Kyoda
  • Publication number: 20020071042
    Abstract: An image processing method to make a composite image by pasting an image including a marked photographic object into another image, comprises the steps of, obtaining a degree of agreement between image data corresponding to a background image of the marked photographic object and image data corresponding to a background image of the other image, and a step of pasting an image of the marked photographic object into the other image in a state that the degree of agreement is highest.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2001
    Publication date: June 13, 2002
    Applicant: Konica Corporation
    Inventor: Hiromichi Enomoto
  • Patent number: 6359812
    Abstract: A memory device formed on an IC chip includes dynamic random access memories for effecting data read and write operations, first and second data terminals for receiving data from an external side of the IC chip, and a controller having a first data input connected to the first data terminal to receive first data, a second input connected to receive second data read, a third data input connected to the second data terminal to receive a function mode signal, and operation unit for executing operations between the first data provided from the first data input and the second data provided from the second input. The operation unit includes a function setting unit responsive to the function mode signal for setting a function indicated by the function mode signal prior to receipt of the first data. The second data is read out of a selected part of the storage locations. The operation corresponding to the function set by the function setting unit is executed for the first and second data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2002
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Koichi Kimura, Toshihiko Ogura, Hiroaki Aotsu, Mitsuru Ikegami, Tadashi Kuwabara, Hiromichi Enomoto, Tadashi Kyoda
  • Publication number: 20010055126
    Abstract: An image data preservation method wherein, when converting imaged in which date information is photographed into image data, information about the date is read and preserved to be correlated with the image data, as additional information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2001
    Publication date: December 27, 2001
    Inventors: Hiromichi Enomoto, Toyoaki Sugaya, Masataka Nakano
  • Publication number: 20010046160
    Abstract: A memory device formed on an IC chip includes dynamic random access memories for effecting data read and write operations, first and second data terminals for receiving data from an external side of the IC chip, and a controller having a first data input connected to the first data terminal to receive first data, a second input connected to receive second data read, a third data input connected to the second data terminal to receive a function mode signal, and operation unit for executing operations between the first data provided from the first data input and the second data provided from the second input. The operation unit includes a function setting unit responsive to the function mode signal for setting a function indicated by the function mode signal prior to receipt of the first data. The second data is read out of a selected part of the storage locations. The operation corresponding to the function set by the function setting unit is executed for the first and second data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2000
    Publication date: November 29, 2001
    Inventors: Koichi Kimura, Toshihiko Ogura, Hiroaki Aotsu, Mitsuru Ikegami, Tadashi Kuwabara, Hiromichi Enomoto, Tadashi Kyoda
  • Publication number: 20010025270
    Abstract: A data processing system, comprises a software having a function to process data; a storage medium storing image data and data needed for retrieving; and a processor to access both of the software and the storage medium so as to conduct processing the data in the storage medium based on the software.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2001
    Publication date: September 27, 2001
    Applicant: Konica Corporation
    Inventors: Hiromichi Enomoto, Yusuke Habu
  • Patent number: 6198665
    Abstract: A memory device formed on an IC chip includes dynamic random access memories for effecting data read and write operations, first and second data terminals for receiving data from an external side of the IC chip, and a controller having a first data input connected to the first data terminal to receive first data, a second input connected to receive second data read, a third data input connected to the second data terminal to receive a function mode signal, and operation unit for executing operations between the first data provided from the first data input and the second data provided from the second input. The operation unit includes a function setting unit responsive to the function mode signal for setting a function indicated by the function mode signal prior to receipt of the first data. The second data is read out of a selected part of the storage locations. The operation corresponding to the function set by the function setting unit is executed for the first and second data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2001
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Koichi Kimura, Toshihiko Ogura, Hiroaki Aotsu, Mitsuru Ikegami, Tadashi Kuwabara, Hiromichi Enomoto, Tadashi Kyoda
  • Patent number: 6028795
    Abstract: A memory device formed on an IC chip includes dynamic random access memories for effecting data read and write operations, first and second data terminals for receiving data from an external side of the IC chip, and a controller having a first data input connected to the first data terminal to receive first data, a second input connected to receive second data read, a third data input connected to the second data terminal to receive a function mode signal, and operation unit for executing operations between the first data provided from the first data input and the second data provided from the second input. The operation unit includes a function setting unit responsive to the function mode signal for setting a function indicated by the function mode signal prior to receipt of the first data. The second data is read out of a selected part of the storage locations. The operation corresponding to the function set by the function setting unit is executed for the first and second data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 1999
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2000
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Koichi Kimura, Toshihiko Ogura, Hiroaki Aotsu, Mitsuru Ikegami, Tadashi Kuwabara, Hiromichi Enomoto, Tadashi Kyoda
  • Patent number: 5923591
    Abstract: A memory device formed on an IC chip includes dynamic random access memories for effecting data read and write operations, first and second data terminals for receiving data from an external side of the IC chip, and a controller having a first data input connected to the first data terminal to receive first data, a second input connected to receive second data read, a third data input connected to the second data terminal to receive a function mode signal, and operation unit for executing operations between the first data provided from the first data input and the second data provided from the second input. The operation unit includes a function setting unit responsive to the function mode signal for setting a function indicated by the function mode signal prior to receipt of the first data. The second data is read out of a selected part of the storage locations. The operation corresponding to the function set by the function setting unit is executed for the first and second data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 1998
    Date of Patent: July 13, 1999
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Koichi Kimura, Toshihiko Ogura, Hiroaki Aotsu, Mitsuru Ikegami, Tadashi Kuwabara, Hiromichi Enomoto, Tadashi Kyoda
  • Patent number: 5838337
    Abstract: A graphic system which includes a display device having a graphic display area which includes a plurality of display portions and a plurality of one-chip semiconductor integrated circuit devices. Each one-chip semiconductor integrated circuit includes memory for storing a plurality of pixel data, each pixel data includes a plurality of bits and color data, and a logic circuit for carrying out logic operation on a unit of one pixel data read out from the memory based on a function signal supplied to the one-chip semiconductor integrated circuit device. The function signal indicates a relation between the unit of one pixel data read out from the memory and pixel data output by the logic circuit. The invention further includes an external device for supplying the function signal to the one-chip semiconductor integrated circuit device. The logic circuits, of the plurality of one-chip semiconductor integrated circuit devices, each carry out the same logic operation in accordance with the function signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 1994
    Date of Patent: November 17, 1998
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Koichi Kimura, Toshihiko Ogura, Hiroaki Aotsu, Mitsuru Ikegami, Tadashi Kuwabara, Hiromichi Enomoto, Tadashi Kyoda
  • Patent number: 5781479
    Abstract: A memory device formed on an IC chip includes dynamic random access memories for effecting data read and write operations, first and second data terminals for receiving data from an external side of the IC chip, and a controller having a first data input connected to the first data terminal to receive first data, a second input connected to receive second data read, a third data input connected to the second data terminal to receive a function mode signal, and operation unit for executing operations between the first data provided from the first data input and the second data provided from the second input. The operation unit includes a function setting unit responsive to the function mode signal for setting a function indicated by the function mode signal prior to receipt of the first data. The second data is read out of a selected part of the storage locations. The operation corresponding to the function set by the function setting unit is executed for the first and second data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 1997
    Date of Patent: July 14, 1998
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Koichi Kimura, Toshihiko Ogura, Hiroaki Aotsu, Mitsuru Ikegami, Tadashi Kuwabara, Hiromichi Enomoto, Tadashi Kyoda
  • Patent number: 5767864
    Abstract: A device for displaying pixel data on a graphic display area of a display device. The graphic display area includes a plurality of display portions. The invention includes a memory for storing a plurality of pixel data, each pixel data includes a plurality of bits and color data, and a logic circuit for carrying out a logic operation on a combination of a unit of one pixel data read out from the memory and external data supplied to the device. The logic circuit outputs pixel data based on the logic operation so as to display the pixel data on one of the display portions of the graphic display area of the display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 1994
    Date of Patent: June 16, 1998
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Koichi Kimura, Toshihiko Ogura, Hiroaki Aotsu, Mitsuru Ikegami, Tadashi Kuwabara, Hiromichi Enomoto, Tadashi Kyoda
  • Patent number: 5719809
    Abstract: A memory device formed on an IC chip includes dynamic random access memories for effecting data read and write operations, first and second data terminals for receiving data from an external side of the IC chip, and a controller having a first data input connected to the first data terminal to receive first data, a second input connected to receive second data read, a third data input connected to the second data terminal to receive a function mode signal, and operation unit for executing operations between the first data provided from the first data input and the second data provided from the second input. The operation unit includes a function setting unit responsive to the function mode signal for setting a function indicated by the function mode signal prior to receipt of the first data. The second data is read out of a selected part of the storage locations. The operation corresponding to the function set by the function setting unit is executed for the first and second data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 1996
    Date of Patent: February 17, 1998
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Koichi Kimura, Toshihiko Ogura, Hiroaki Aotsu, Mitsuru Ikegami, Tadashi Kuwabara, Hiromichi Enomoto, Tadashi Kyoda
  • Patent number: 5617360
    Abstract: A memory device formed on an IC chip includes dynamic random access memories for effecting data read and write operations, first and second data terminals for receiving data from an external side of the IC chip, and a controller having a first data input connected to the first data terminal to receive first data, a second input connected to receive second data read, a third data input connected to the second data terminal to receive a function mode signal, and operation unit for executing operations between the first data provided from the first data input and the second data provided from the second input. The operation unit includes a function setting unit responsive to the function mode signal for setting a function indicated by the function mode signal prior to receipt of the first data. The second data is read out of a selected part of the storage locations. The operation corresponding to the function set by the function setting unit is executed for the first and second data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 1996
    Date of Patent: April 1, 1997
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Koichi Kimura, Toshihiko Ogura, Hiroaki Aotsu, Mitsuru Ikegami, Tadashi Kuwabara, Hiromichi Enomoto, Tadashi Kyoda