Patents by Inventor Hiroto Tomita

Hiroto Tomita 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: 20220198539
    Abstract: A checkout system implemented by one or more computers includes: a product detection unit configured to detect a product to be purchased; a detection unit configured to detect whether the product detected by the product detection unit is a restricted product; a camera configured to capture a face image of a customer in a case in which the restricted product is detected; an age estimation unit configured to perform age estimation processing of the customer based on the face image; and a determination unit configured to determine whether the customer is allowed to purchase the restricted product based on an estimated age. The determination unit determines a threshold of the estimated age for determining whether the restricted product is allowed to be purchased based on an environment of a store that sells the restricted product or a situation of the customer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2021
    Publication date: June 23, 2022
    Applicant: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Koji HORIUCHI, Yoshiteru TANAKA, Hiroto TOMITA
  • Publication number: 20220198454
    Abstract: A checkout system is implemented by one or more computers. The checkout system includes: a product detection unit configured to detect a product to be purchased; a determination unit configured to detect whether the product detected by the product detection unit is a restricted product; an input unit configured to receive a designation operation of a settlement method by a customer; a reading unit configured to read settlement information from a settlement medium corresponding to the settlement method; an acquisition unit configured to acquire age information of the customer in accordance with the settlement method; and a processor configured to determine, in a case in which the restricted product is detected by the determination unit, purchase permission process of the restricted product based on whether the age information can be acquired by the acquisition unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2021
    Publication date: June 23, 2022
    Applicant: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Koji HORIUCHI, Yoshiteru TANAKA, Hiroto TOMITA
  • Publication number: 20210304475
    Abstract: A virtual make-up apparatus and method: store cosmetic item information of cosmetic items of different colors; store a different texture component for each stored cosmetic item of a specific color; extract an object portion image of a virtual make-up from a facial image; extract color information from the object portion image; designate an item of the virtual make-up corresponding to a stored cosmetic item and output a color image by applying a color corresponding to the designated item on the object portion image; output a texture image, based on analyzed color information corresponding to a stored cosmetic item, by adding a texture component to a part of the object portion image; and display a virtual make-up image of virtual make-up using the designated item applied on the facial image, by using the color and texture images, and the object portion image of the virtual make-up of the facial image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2021
    Publication date: September 30, 2021
    Applicant: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Phu NGUYEN, Yoshiteru TANAKA, Hiroto TOMITA
  • Patent number: 11069057
    Abstract: A skin diagnostic device includes an image acquisition unit that acquires a skin image obtained by capturing skin, an image analyzer that calculates an index value indicating a darkness level of a color of a discolored region of the skin from the obtained skin image, a threshold determination unit that determines a threshold based on the calculated index value and a size of a contrast of the skin image, and a skin diagnostic unit that performs a diagnosis on the skin by comparing the determined threshold and normalized luminance value data obtained by normalizing luminance value data of the skin image with an average luminance value of the luminance value data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Koji Horiuchi, Tadanori Tezuka, Hiroto Tomita
  • Patent number: 11069105
    Abstract: This virtual make-up apparatus extracts an object portion image of a virtual make-up from a facial image captured by a camera, applies, on the object portion image, a color corresponding to an item in accordance with designation of the item for the virtual make-up, and adds a texture component different for each item, to a part of the object portion image. The virtual make-up apparatus displays, on a display unit, a virtual make-up image in which a virtual make-up using an item is applied on the facial image, by using the object portion image to which color is applied, an image in which a texture component is added to the part of the object portion image, and the object portion image of the virtual make-up of the facial image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Phu Nguyen, Yoshiteru Tanaka, Hiroto Tomita
  • Publication number: 20200320683
    Abstract: A skin diagnostic device includes an image acquisition unit that acquires a skin image obtained by capturing skin, an image analyzer that calculates an index value indicating a darkness level of a color of a discolored region of the skin from the obtained skin image, a threshold determination unit that determines a threshold based on the calculated index value and a size of a contrast of the skin image, and a skin diagnostic unit that performs a diagnosis on the skin by comparing the determined threshold and normalized luminance value data obtained by normalizing luminance value data of the skin image with an average luminance value of the luminance value data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2017
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Applicant: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Koji HORIUCHI, Tadanori TEZUKA, Hiroto TOMITA
  • Patent number: 10666853
    Abstract: A virtual makeup device includes a display controller that receives a makeup specifying operation for specifying a content of a virtual makeup on a face image imaged by a camera having an autofocus function in a state where the face image is displayed, and a camera controller that causes the camera to start an autofocus operation on condition that a predetermined makeup specifying operation is performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hiroto Tomita
  • Patent number: 10630886
    Abstract: A virtual makeup device includes a display controller that receives a makeup specifying operation for specifying a content of a virtual makeup on a face image imaged by a camera having an autofocus function in a state where the face image is displayed, and a camera controller that causes the camera to start an autofocus operation on condition that a predetermined makeup specifying operation is performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hiroto Tomita
  • Publication number: 20200051298
    Abstract: This virtual make-up apparatus extracts an object portion image of a virtual make-up from a facial image captured by a camera, applies, on the object portion image, a color corresponding to an item in accordance with designation of the item for the virtual make-up, and adds a texture component different for each item, to a part of the object portion image. The virtual make-up apparatus displays, on a display unit, a virtual make-up image in which a virtual make-up using an item is applied on the facial image, by using the object portion image to which color is applied, an image in which a texture component is added to the part of the object portion image, and the object portion image of the virtual make-up of the facial image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2017
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Applicant: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Phu NGUYEN, Yoshiteru TANAKA, Hiroto TOMITA
  • Publication number: 20190297271
    Abstract: A virtual makeup device includes a display controller that receives a makeup specifying operation for specifying a content of a virtual makeup on a face image imaged by a camera having an autofocus function in a state where the face image is displayed, and a camera controller that causes the camera to start an autofocus operation on condition that a predetermined makeup specifying operation is performed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2017
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Applicant: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hiroto TOMITA
  • Patent number: 9984281
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes: an imaging unit that images a video; a display unit that displays the imaged video on a screen; a face-position acquirer that acquires a position of a face included in the video on the screen; an operation receiver that receives a touch operation on the screen; and a make-up-image composer that composes a make-up image with a part of the face in the video. The make-up-image composer changes a composition state of the make-up image on condition that a swipe operation is performed in a direction oriented to the position of the face. The image processing apparatus further includes a stylus detector that detects a portion of a predetermined marker color as a stylus from the video when the portion of the predetermined marker color is included in the video.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroto Tomita, Tsuyoshi Nakamura
  • Patent number: 9968176
    Abstract: An image processing method including: determining whether an operation mode of a system is a control mode for still image display or a view mode for video display; and performing processing in accordance with the operation mode. Processing in the control mode includes: specifying a specific video frame image including a suitable image of a subject of image processing, from among video frame images of a video constituted of a plurality of video frame images each including an image of the subject; displaying the specific video frame image as a still image; and receiving control related to image processing from a user. Processing in the view mode includes: performing image processing with respect to each video frame image that is input, one video frame image at a time; and displaying the result of image processing for the user to view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroto Tomita, Phu Nguyen, Tadanori Tezuka
  • Publication number: 20180028107
    Abstract: A skin diagnosis device includes an imaging unit (17) that images a face of a person who is subjected to a diagnosis, a facial part analyzer (18) that analyzes a facial part, based on a facial image of the person who is subjected to the diagnosis, an irradiation management unit (13) that specifies positions of eyes of the person who is subjected to the diagnosis from an analysis result of the facial part, and determines a whole of a facial region except for the eye positions as an irradiation region, an irradiation unit (15) that irradiates the determined irradiation region with light, and a skin diagnosis analyzer (19) that performs a skin diagnosis, based on the facial image, which is imaged by being irradiated with the light, of the person who is subjected to the diagnosis. It is possible to protect the eyes of the person who is subjected to the diagnosis, and to relieve stress of the person who is subjected to the diagnosis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2016
    Publication date: February 1, 2018
    Applicant: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Koji HORIUCHI, Hiroto TOMITA
  • Patent number: 9603437
    Abstract: An image processing device generates a make-up image when a make-up coating material is applied to a part of a subject appearing in a source image by processing the source image. A color range of pixels forming a coating material application layer is obtained by expanding a color range of pixels composing the part of the subject by a ratio of a color representing pixels composing the subject to a color of the make-up coating material. Values of pixels of the coating material application layer are obtained by mapping values of pixels of the source image to the color range of the coating material application layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Phu Nguyen, Hiroto Tomita
  • Publication number: 20160224825
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes: an imaging unit that images a video; a display unit that displays the imaged video on a screen; a face-position acquirer that acquires a position of a face included in the video on the screen; an operation receiver that receives a touch operation on the screen; and a make-up-image composer that composes a make-up image with a part of the face in the video. The make-up-image composer changes a composition state of the make-up image on condition that a swipe operation is performed in a direction oriented to the position of the face. The image processing apparatus further includes a stylus detector that detects a portion of a predetermined marker color as a stylus from the video when the portion of the predetermined marker color is included in the video.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2016
    Publication date: August 4, 2016
    Applicant: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroto TOMITA, Tsuyoshi NAKAMURA
  • Patent number: 9342872
    Abstract: A color correction parameter computation method includes: obtaining first color-signal values respectively corresponding to colors of color patches and obtained by photographing a color chart having the patches thereon, and reference color-signal values respectively defining the colors of the patches; computing, for each color of the patches, a color difference component between the first and the reference color-signal values; selecting at least one color of the patches by comparing the magnitude of the difference components; computing a color correction parameter using the first and the reference color-signal values corresponding to the selected color; computing an accuracy measure using the difference component between a second corrected color-signal value obtained by correcting a first color-signal value corresponding to a color other than the selected color and the reference color-signal value defining the color other than the selected color; and determining correction accuracy by comparing the accuracy m
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Koji Horiuchi, Tadanori Tezuka, Hiroto Tomita
  • Patent number: 9282241
    Abstract: Playback of backside appearance of an image capture subject at an appropriate playback speed that is in accordance with a predetermined playback time length is achieved by: outputting one recording start point and one recording end point within a period in which a turn motion of the image capture subject is detected; storing a video recording of the turn motion; calculating a recorded time length of at least one specific section of the video; determining a playback speed of the specific section in accordance with the playback time length; and playing back the specific section at the playback speed, whereby the specific section is played back over the playback time length regardless of the recorded time length of the specific section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventor: Hiroto Tomita
  • Publication number: 20160058158
    Abstract: An image processing method including: determining whether an operation mode of a system is a control mode for still image display or a view mode for video display; and performing processing in accordance with the operation mode. Processing in the control mode includes: specifying a specific video frame image including a suitable image of a subject of image processing, from among video frame images of a video constituted of a plurality of video frame images each including an image of the subject; displaying the specific video frame image as a still image; and receiving control related to image processing from a user. Processing in the view mode includes: performing image processing with respect to each video frame image that is input, one video frame image at a time; and displaying the result of image processing for the user to view.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2014
    Publication date: March 3, 2016
    Inventors: Hiroto TOMITA, Phu NGUYEN, Tadanori TEZUKA
  • Publication number: 20150348245
    Abstract: A color correction parameter computation method includes: obtaining first color-signal values respectively corresponding to colors of color patches and obtained by photographing a color chart having the patches thereon, and reference color-signal values respectively defining the colors of the patches; computing, for each color of the patches, a color difference component between the first and the reference color-signal values; selecting at least one color of the patches by comparing the magnitude of the difference components; computing a color correction parameter using the first and the reference color-signal values corresponding to the selected color; computing an accuracy measure using the difference component between a second corrected color-signal value obtained by correcting a first color-signal value corresponding to a color other than the selected color and the reference color-signal value defining the color other than the selected color; and determining correction accuracy by comparing the accuracy m
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2015
    Publication date: December 3, 2015
    Inventors: KOJI HORIUCHI, TADANORI TEZUKA, HIROTO TOMITA
  • Publication number: 20150172540
    Abstract: Playback of backside appearance of an image capture subject at an appropriate playback speed that is in accordance with a predetermined playback time length is achieved by: outputting one recording start point and one recording end point within a period in which a turn motion of the image capture subject is detected; storing a video recording of the turn motion; calculating a recorded time length of at least one specific section of the video; determining a playback speed of the specific section in accordance with the playback time length; and playing back the specific section at the playback speed, whereby the specific section is played back over the playback time length regardless of the recorded time length of the specific section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2013
    Publication date: June 18, 2015
    Applicant: Panasonic Intellectual Property Corporation of America
    Inventor: Hiroto Tomita