Patents by Inventor Jun Makino

Jun Makino 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: 20190150463
    Abstract: A composition for suppressing deterioration of an acquired immune function according to the present invention includes, as an active ingredient, lactic acid bacteria products from lactic acid bacteria of the genus Lactobacillus. This composition for suppressing deterioration of the acquired immune function suppresses deterioration of the acquired immune function due to the use of an anti-influenza drug. The lactic acid bacteria of the genus Lactobacillus is preferably a bulgaricus bacterium. For example, the lactic acid bacteria of the genus Lactobacillus may be Lactobacillus delbrueckii subsp. bulgaricus. In the production method according to the present invention, a milk raw material is supplied to lactic acid bacteria of the genus Lactobacillus in order to produce the composition for suppressing deterioration of the acquired immune function to suppress deterioration of the acquired immune function due to the use of an anti-influenza drug.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2017
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Hiroshi KIDO, Etsuhisa TAKAHASHI, Seiya MAKINO, Hiroshi KANO, Jun HENMI
  • Patent number: 9756278
    Abstract: An image processing system includes an image capturing apparatus and an image processing apparatus to perform development processing of RAW images captured by the image capturing apparatus. The image capturing apparatus includes a first development unit configured to develop a piece of RAW image data, a recording unit configured to record the piece of first developed image data, and an image display unit. The image processing apparatus includes a second development unit configured to develop the piece of RAW image data received from the image capturing apparatus and an access information transmitting unit configured to transmit a piece of access information for the obtained piece of second developed image data. The image capturing apparatus controls display of an image to be played and displayed on the display unit based on the piece of access information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tetsuya Hata, Jun Makino
  • Patent number: 9690112
    Abstract: An image capturing apparatus includes: an image sensor in which multiple light receiving elements are arrayed with respect to one lens on an image sensing plane on which an object image is formed by an imaging lens, the lens being arranged such that the exit pupil of the imaging lens and the light receiving elements are in a conjugate relationship; a polarizer arranged at approximately the position of the exit pupil of the imaging lens, and having multiple areas that have different polarization directions corresponding to different areas of the exit pupil; and an image processing unit that generates multiple images corresponding to the areas of the polarizer from output of the light receiving elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Jun Makino
  • Patent number: 9661211
    Abstract: Disclosed are an image capture apparatus that includes an image sensor capable of acquiring parallax images, and calculates the amount of parallax while reducing the amount of data that is to be transmitted or recorded, and a method for controlling the same. The image capture apparatus less frequently outputs a second image signal than a first image signal, wherein the first image signal is generated based on all of the photoelectric signals of the plurality of photoelectric conversion units of each pixel, and wherein the second image signal is generated based on at least one of but not all of the photoelectric signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Shun Matsui, Jun Makino
  • Patent number: 9386232
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus which composes a plurality of images shot under different exposure conditions, comprises a detection unit which detects an exposure error according to a position on a screen using, out of the plurality of images shot under different exposure conditions, an image whose exposure amount is smaller than a predetermined value as a detection target image, a calculation unit which calculates correction information to correct the exposure error detected by the detection unit in accordance with the position on the screen, an adjustment unit which performs level adjustment according to the exposure amount of the detection target image in accordance with the correction information and position information on the screen, and an image composition unit which generates a composite image by composing the plurality of images including the image that has undergone the level adjustment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Jun Makino
  • Patent number: 9230503
    Abstract: A driver apparatus configurable for receiving and processing at least one input signal. The driver apparatus can be coupled to ground potential. The driver apparatus can include a processing portion, a ground potential coupler and a control portion. The processing portion can be configured for receiving and processing the at least one input signal in a manner so as to produce drive signals. The ground potential coupler can couple at least a portion of the processing portion to the ground potential such that the processing portion can be configured to produce the drive signals based on an effective reference potential. The control portion can be coupled to the processing portion and the ground potential coupler. Additionally, the control portion can be configured to receive and process at least a portion of the drive signals in a manner so as to control variance of the effective reference potential.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: Creative Technology Ltd
    Inventor: Jun Makino
  • Publication number: 20150381871
    Abstract: An image capturing apparatus includes: an image sensor in which multiple light receiving elements are arrayed with respect to one lens on an image sensing plane on which an object image is formed by an imaging lens, the lens being arranged such that the exit pupil of the imaging lens and the light receiving elements are in a conjugate relationship; a polarizer arranged at approximately the position of the exit pupil of the imaging lens, and having multiple areas that have different polarization directions corresponding to different areas of the exit pupil; and an image processing unit that generates multiple images corresponding to the areas of the polarizer from output of the light receiving elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2015
    Publication date: December 31, 2015
    Inventor: Jun Makino
  • Publication number: 20150334297
    Abstract: Disclosed are an image capture apparatus that includes an image sensor capable of acquiring parallax images, and calculates the amount of parallax while reducing the amount of data that is to be transmitted or recorded, and a method for controlling the same. The image capture apparatus less frequently outputs a second image signal than a first image signal, wherein the first image signal is generated based on all of the photoelectric signals of the plurality of photoelectric conversion units of each pixel, and wherein the second image signal is generated based on at least one of but not all of the photoelectric signals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2015
    Publication date: November 19, 2015
    Inventors: Shun Matsui, Jun Makino
  • Publication number: 20150256690
    Abstract: An image processing system includes an image capturing apparatus and an image processing apparatus to perform development processing of RAW images captured by the image capturing apparatus. The image capturing apparatus includes a first development unit configured to develop a piece of RAW image data, a recording unit configured to record the piece of first developed image data, and an image display unit. The image processing apparatus includes a second development unit configured to develop the piece of RAW image data received from the image capturing apparatus and an access information transmitting unit configured to transmit a piece of access information for the obtained piece of second developed image data. The image capturing apparatus controls display of an image to be played and displayed on the display unit based on the piece of access information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2015
    Publication date: September 10, 2015
    Inventors: Tetsuya Hata, Jun Makino
  • Patent number: 8836850
    Abstract: An image composition apparatus that is capable of acquiring a high-quality composite image that keeps continuity of the gradation of the whole image. Different exposures are set for images to be taken. Each of taken images is divided into small regions. A measured value is found based on brightness values in each of the small regions. A comparison value for each of the small regions is calculated based on the measured value of a small region of one image and the measurement value of the same small region of another image. A representative value is calculated based on the comparison values calculated for the respective small regions. A level-matching gain used for compositing the image data of the images is calculated based on an exposure level difference and the representative value. The image data of the images of which the image levels are adjusted are composited by multiplying the gain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hironori Kaida, Jun Makino
  • Patent number: 8780985
    Abstract: An image coding apparatus determines an image pattern of image data and, based on the determined image pattern, selects a prediction mode for generating predicted pixel values by predicting pixel values in a frame using pixel values in the same frame. Alternatively, based on photographing information concerning input image data, an image coding apparatus selects a prediction mode for generating predicted pixel values by predicting pixel values in a frame using pixel values in the same frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Satoru Kobayashi, Jun Makino
  • Publication number: 20140160108
    Abstract: A driver apparatus configurable for receiving and processing at least one input signal. The driver apparatus can be coupled to ground potential. The driver apparatus can include a processing portion, a ground potential coupler and a control portion. The processing portion can be configured for receiving and processing the at least one input signal in a manner so as to produce drive signals. The ground potential coupler can couple at least a portion of the processing portion to the ground potential such that the processing portion can be configured to produce the drive signals based on an effective reference potential. The control portion can be coupled to the processing portion and the ground potential coupler. Additionally, the control portion can be configured to receive and process at least a portion of the drive signals in a manner so as to control variance of the effective reference potential.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2012
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Applicant: CREATIVE TECHNOLOGY LTD
    Inventor: Jun Makino
  • Publication number: 20140071311
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus which composes a plurality of images shot under different exposure conditions, comprises a detection unit which detects an exposure error according to a position on a screen using, out of the plurality of images shot under different exposure conditions, an image whose exposure amount is smaller than a predetermined value as a detection target image, a calculation unit which calculates correction information to correct the exposure error detected by the detection unit in accordance with the position on the screen, an adjustment unit which performs level adjustment according to the exposure amount of the detection target image in accordance with the correction information and position information on the screen, and an image composition unit which generates a composite image by composing the plurality of images including the image that has undergone the level adjustment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2013
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Applicant: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Jun Makino
  • Publication number: 20130235257
    Abstract: An image composition apparatus that is capable of acquiring a high-quality composite image that keeps continuity of the gradation of the whole image. Different exposures are set for images to be taken. Each of taken images is divided into small regions. A measured value is found based on brightness values in each of the small regions. A comparison value for each of the small regions is calculated based on the measured value of a small region of one image and the measurement value of the same small region of another image. A representative value is calculated based on the comparison values calculated for the respective small regions. A level-matching gain used for compositing the image data of the images is calculated based on an exposure level difference and the representative value. The image data of the images of which the image levels are adjusted are composited by multiplying the gain.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2013
    Publication date: September 12, 2013
    Applicant: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hironori Kaida, Jun Makino
  • Patent number: 8374250
    Abstract: An image coding apparatus includes: a division unit configured to divide a coding target picture included in an input video signal into a plurality of slices each including one or more data blocks; a coding unit configured to code the video signal in a unit of the slice divided by the division unit; and a setting unit configured to set at least one of a division position of the slice and a number of divisions of the slice, to the division unit. In the image coding apparatus, the setting unit sets at least one of the division position of the slice and the number of divisions of the slice so that slice boundaries differ from each other between adjacent pictures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2013
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Jun Makino
  • Patent number: 8369402
    Abstract: An image coding apparatus determines an image pattern of image data and, based on the determined image pattern, selects a prediction mode for generating predicted pixel values by predicting pixel values in a frame using pixel values in the same frame. Alternatively, based on photographing information concerning input image data, an image coding apparatus selects a prediction mode for generating predicted pixel values by predicting pixel values in a frame using pixel values in the same frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Satoru Kobayashi, Jun Makino
  • Patent number: 8355073
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes a luminance value calculation unit configured to calculate a luminance average value and a luminance peak value from an image obtained by image-capturing for each of frames formed by dividing one screen, a first calculation unit configured to combine the luminance average value and the luminance peak value obtained for each of the frames, a second calculation unit configured to calculate an average value of composite values equal to or more than a predetermined threshold value among composite values obtained by the first calculation unit, and a setting unit configured to set knee strength based on the average value of the composite values obtained by the second calculation unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2013
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Jun Makino
  • Publication number: 20120212649
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes a luminance value calculation unit configured to calculate a luminance average value and a luminance peak value from an image obtained by image-capturing for each of frames formed by dividing one screen, a first calculation unit configured to combine the luminance average value and the luminance peak value obtained for each of the frames, a second calculation unit configured to calculate an average value of composite values equal to or more than a predetermined threshold value among composite values obtained by the first calculation unit, and a setting unit configured to set knee strength based on the average value of the composite values obtained by the second calculation unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2012
    Publication date: August 23, 2012
    Applicant: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Jun Makino
  • Publication number: 20120201291
    Abstract: An image coding apparatus includes: a division unit configured to divide a coding target picture included in an input video signal into a plurality of slices each including one or more data blocks; a coding unit configured to code the video signal in a unit of the slice divided by the division unit; and a setting unit configured to set at least one of a division position of the slice and a number of divisions of the slice, to the division unit. In the image coding apparatus, the setting unit sets at least one of the division position of the slice and the number of divisions of the slice so that slice boundaries differ from each other between adjacent pictures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2012
    Publication date: August 9, 2012
    Applicant: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Jun Makino
  • Patent number: 8189094
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes a luminance value calculation unit configured to calculate a luminance average value and a luminance peak value from an image obtained by image-capturing for each of frames formed by dividing one screen, a first calculation unit configured to combine the luminance average value and the luminance peak value obtained for each of the frames, a second calculation unit configured to calculate an average value of composite values equal to or more than a predetermined threshold value among composite values obtained by the first calculation unit, and a setting unit configured to set knee strength based on the average value of the composite values obtained by the second calculation unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Jun Makino