Patents by Inventor Hiroyuki Yaguchi

Hiroyuki Yaguchi 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: 20200267319
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus comprises: one or more processors; and a memory storing instructions which, when the instructions are executed by the one or more processors, cause the image processing apparatus to function as: an obtaining unit configured to sequentially obtain first images and second images captured using a different optical system for each, the second images having a wider angle of view than the first images; and a detection unit configured to detect motion vectors in an image using the first images or the second images that are sequentially obtained, wherein the detection unit detects the motion vectors by using different images depending on whether or not a condition under which motion vectors can be detected from a predetermined area of the first images is satisfied.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2020
    Publication date: August 20, 2020
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Yaguchi
  • Patent number: 10483422
    Abstract: Provided is a photovoltaic device prepared with a semiconductor including a localized level or an intermediate band in a forbidden band and capable of improving the performance than before. The photovoltaic device includes a plurality of first layers made of a first semiconducting material and a plurality of second layers made of a second semiconducting material that is different from the first semiconducting material, wherein the second semiconducting material includes a localized level or intermediate band in a forbidden band, the first layers and the second layers are alternately laminated one by one, at least two of the second layers are each disposed between a pair of the first layers, and a thickness of each of the second layers is thinner than a thickness of four molecular layers of the first semiconducting material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignees: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION SAITAMA UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Daisuke Sato, Hiroyuki Yaguchi, Shuhei Yagi
  • Publication number: 20190327390
    Abstract: There is provided an image processing apparatus. A setting unit sets a first processing region in a part of a captured range. A selection unit selects a plurality of tracking target points in a first captured image of a plurality of captured images. A detection unit detects a motion vector of each tracking target point between the first captured image and a second captured image subsequently captured after the first captured image. A determination unit determines whether a moving object has appeared in the first processing region. A control unit performs control to iterate a first process set until it is determined that the moving object has appeared in the first processing region, and to iterate a second process set after it is determined that the moving object has appeared in the first processing region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2019
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Inventors: Tomotaka Uekusa, Hiroyuki Yaguchi
  • Publication number: 20190306417
    Abstract: There is provided an image processing apparatus. A determination unit determines a movement direction of an object. A setting unit sets, within a shooting range, a plurality of processing areas that are arranged in a different direction from the movement direction. A selection unit selects a tracking point in each processing area of a predetermined shot image. A tracking unit tracks, inside each processing area, the tracking point across one or more shot images that are shot after the predetermined shot image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2019
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Yaguchi
  • Patent number: 10277810
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus comprises: a first processing circuit which carries out image processing on a first image signal obtained from image signals forming a single image; a second processing circuit which carries out the image processing on a second image signal obtained from the image signals forming the image; and a control circuit which controls communication of image signals between the first processing circuit and the second processing circuit, wherein the first image signal and the second image signal do not have overlap region; and wherein the control circuit controls the communication for transferring an image signal of a region of the image additionally required when the first processing circuit carries out the image processing on the first image signal from the second processing circuit to the first processing circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Yaguchi
  • Patent number: 10015431
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus including: a first acquisition unit configured to acquire write coordinates corresponding to a position of a pixel up to which writing is completed; a second acquisition unit configured to acquire readout coordinates corresponding to a position of a second block where readout is to be performed of a plurality of second blocks included in the image data written in the memory; and a controller configured to control whether or not to permit a readout request from a reading unit based on a positional relationship between the write coordinates acquired by the first acquisition unit and the readout coordinates acquired by the second acquisition unit, wherein the controller performs control so as not to permit the readout request from the reading unit if the positional relationship between the write coordinates and the readout coordinates does not satisfy a predetermined condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Tomotaka Uekusa, Hiroyuki Yaguchi, Soichiro Suzuki
  • Patent number: 9942477
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus comprises: a dividing unit that divides two frame images into a plurality of divided areas; a determination unit that determines a representative point for each of the divided areas in one of the two frame images; a setting unit that, for each of the two frame images, sets image portions for detecting movement between the two frame images, based on the representative points; and a detection unit that detects movement between the two frame images based on correlation values of image signals in the set image portions, wherein for each of the divided areas, the determination unit determines a feature point of the divided area or a predetermined fixed point as the representative point of the divided area in accordance with a position of the divided area in the one frame image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Minoru Sakaida, Tomotaka Uekusa, Hiroyuki Yaguchi, Soichiro Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20180054566
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus comprises: a first processing circuit which carries out image processing on a first image signal obtained from image signals forming a single image; a second processing circuit which carries out the image processing on a second image signal obtained from the image signals forming the image; and a control circuit which controls communication of image signals between the first processing circuit and the second processing circuit, wherein the first image signal and the second image signal do not have overlap region; and wherein the control circuit controls the communication for transferring an image signal of a region of the image additionally required when the first processing circuit carries out the image processing on the first image signal from the second processing circuit to the first processing circuit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2017
    Publication date: February 22, 2018
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Yaguchi
  • Publication number: 20170332028
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus including: a first acquisition unit configured to acquire write coordinates corresponding to a position of a pixel up to which writing is completed; a second acquisition unit configured to acquire readout coordinates corresponding to a position of a second block where readout is to be performed of a plurality of second blocks included in the image data written in the memory; and a controller configured to control whether or not to permit a readout request from a reading unit based on a positional relationship between the write coordinates acquired by the first acquisition unit and the readout coordinates acquired by the second acquisition unit, wherein the controller performs control so as not to permit the readout request from the reading unit if the positional relationship between the write coordinates and the readout coordinates does not satisfy a predetermined condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2017
    Publication date: November 16, 2017
    Inventors: Tomotaka UEKUSA, Hiroyuki YAGUCHI, Soichiro SUZUKI
  • Publication number: 20170297805
    Abstract: A heat insulating container is described which can keep a heat insulating state (including cold insulating state) of an inside container stored in an outside container for a long period of time, and improve safety and usability. The heat insulating container may include the outside container having a heat insulating structure; the inside container having a cold insulating structure or a heat insulating structure; and a cover member which is attached to the inside container in a state in which the inside container is stored in the cover member; in which the inside container is stored in the outside container in a non-contact state through the cover member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2017
    Publication date: October 19, 2017
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Yaguchi, Shin Matsuyama
  • Publication number: 20170099438
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus comprises: a dividing unit that divides two frame images into a plurality of divided areas; a determination unit that determines a representative point for each of the divided areas in one of the two frame images; a setting unit that, for each of the two frame images, sets image portions for detecting movement between the two frame images, based on the representative points; and a detection unit that detects movement between the two frame images based on correlation values of image signals in the set image portions, wherein for each of the divided areas, the determination unit determines a feature point of the divided area or a predetermined fixed point as the representative point of the divided area in accordance with a position of the divided area in the one frame image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Publication date: April 6, 2017
    Inventors: Minoru Sakaida, Tomotaka Uekusa, Hiroyuki Yaguchi, Soichiro Suzuki
  • Patent number: 9591170
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus generates second image data having different numbers of pixels from image data having first resolution for each frame, outputs first and second image data in a first order, subjects the first and second image data to a predetermined process in a second order which is different from the first order, and controls the writing of the output image data in a memory and the readout of the processed image data from the memory by the unit of the frame, according to the first and second order. The read address in the first frame and the write address of the second frame which is subsequent to the first frame are an address of a first storage region of the memory, and the write address in the second frame is determined to be the read address according to which the first frame has been read out.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Yaguchi
  • Patent number: 9497354
    Abstract: A print apparatus has a unit for printing input image data onto a print medium and printing a protection layer onto a print surface of the print medium on which the image data has been printed, a unit for inputting information different from the image data, and a control unit for controlling the printing of the protection layer by the print unit so that a portion where the protection layer is not printed indicates the input information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Yaguchi
  • Publication number: 20160127598
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus generates second image data having different numbers of pixels from image data having first resolution for each frame, outputs first and second image data in a first order, subjects the first and second image data to a predetermined process in a second order which is different from the first order, and controls the writing of the output image data in a memory and the readout of the processed image data from the memory by the unit of the frame, according to the first and second order. The read address in the first frame and the write address of the second frame which is subsequent to the first frame are an address of a first storage region of the memory, and the write address in the second frame is determined to be the read address according to which the first frame has been read out.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2015
    Publication date: May 5, 2016
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Yaguchi
  • Publication number: 20150287867
    Abstract: Provided is a photovoltaic device prepared with a semiconductor including a localized level or an intermediate band in a forbidden band and capable of improving the performance than before. The photovoltaic device includes a plurality of first layers made of a first semiconducting material and a plurality of second layers made of a second semiconducting material that is different from the first semiconducting material, wherein the second semiconducting material includes a localized level or intermediate band in a forbidden band, the first layers and the second layers are alternately laminated one by one, at least two of the second layers are each disposed between a pair of the first layers, and a thickness of each of the second layers is thinner than a thickness of four molecular layers of the first semiconducting material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2012
    Publication date: October 8, 2015
    Applicants: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION SAITAMA UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Daisuke Sato, Hiroyuki Yaguchi, Shuhei Yagi
  • Patent number: 8606445
    Abstract: An information control device for an electric vehicle including a vehicle-mounted battery that is charged with electric power supplied from a power supply provided at an outside of the vehicle includes a lock operation detector, a remaining power detector, and a notification controller. The lock operation detector is configured to detect a lock operation of a door lock mechanism of the vehicle. The remaining power detector is configured to detect a remaining power amount of the vehicle-mounted battery. The notification controller is configured to control a notifying device to make a notification to the outside of the vehicle. The notification is indicative of information that recommends power charge of the vehicle-mounted battery if the remaining power amount is small when the door lock mechanism has been locked or is to be locked, based on detection results of the lock operation detector and the remaining power detector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Yaguchi, Mamiko Shinomiya, Masaaki Kaizuka, Masakatsu Honda, Masato Fujioka, Kunio Noguchi, Satoru Adachi
  • Patent number: 8182164
    Abstract: A printing apparatus which prints one image by sequentially transferring a set of a plurality of color inks to roll paper from an ink ribbon cyclically coated with the plurality of color inks, the apparatus comprising: an acquisition unit which acquires image data; a print processing unit which prints an image on the roll paper based on the image data acquired by the acquisition unit; a cutting unit which cuts the roll paper after the print processing unit prints the image; and a setting unit which sets a cutting position, the setting unit displaying an image to be printed on a display unit together with the cutting position, and changing the cutting position in accordance with an operation to an operation member, wherein the cutting unit cuts the roll paper in accordance with the cutting position set by the setting unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Yaguchi
  • Patent number: 8174724
    Abstract: Input raster image data is divided into objects of each attribute. The division results, and charge information representing a consideration accrued from a vectorized process for the division results are displayed. It is designated whether to execute the vectorized process for the displayed division results. The vectorized process of converting the raster image data into vector data is executed on the basis of the contents of the designation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2012
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masakazu Kitora, Yushi Matsukubo, Hiroyuki Yaguchi, Eiichi Nishikawa, Hiroyuki Tsuji, Shinichi Kato, Kenzuo Sekiguchi, Hiroyoshi Yoshida
  • Publication number: 20120050764
    Abstract: A print apparatus has a unit for printing input image data onto a print medium and printing a protection layer onto a print surface of the print medium on which the image data has been printed, a unit for inputting information different from the image data, and a control unit for controlling the printing of the protection layer by the print unit so that a portion where the protection layer is not printed indicates the input information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2011
    Publication date: March 1, 2012
    Applicant: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Yaguchi
  • Patent number: 8040366
    Abstract: When printing on a printing medium, a second image adjacent to a first image, which is already printed, control is performed such that the trailing edge of a first coating layer of the first image transferred onto the printing medium does not reach the trailing edge of the first image, and the leading edge of a second coating layer transferred onto the second image is either the same as the trailing edge of the first coating layer of the first image or is made to overlap with the trailing edge of the first coating layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2011
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Yaguchi