Patents by Inventor Kanako Yamakawa

Kanako Yamakawa 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: 10362262
    Abstract: A data recording apparatus stores, in a data file having a container structure, multiple pieces of image data that have different expression methods, such as moving image data and still image data, along with metadata regarding the pieces of image data, and records the data file. The data recording apparatus stores the pieces of image data having different expression methods in the data file in the same container format. Accordingly, it is possible to generate a data file that stores various formats of data and has versatility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Fumiaki Takahashi, Kanako Yamakawa
  • Publication number: 20190114782
    Abstract: Provided is a data structure that makes it possible to easily understand a relationship between pre- and post-editing moving image data on a frame-by-frame basis. A data file has an area for moving image data, and an area, different from the area for the moving image data, for associated information related to the moving image data. The associated information includes identification information for identifying a data file for moving image data related to the moving image data, and information specifying a segment of frames of the moving image data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Publication date: April 18, 2019
    Applicant: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Kanako Yamakawa
  • Publication number: 20180152662
    Abstract: A data recording apparatus stores, in a data file having a container structure, multiple pieces of image data that have different expression methods, such as moving image data and still image data, along with metadata regarding the pieces of image data, and records the data file. The data recording apparatus stores the pieces of image data having different expression methods in the data file in the same container format. Accordingly, it is possible to generate a data file that stores various formats of data and has versatility.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2016
    Publication date: May 31, 2018
    Inventors: Fumiaki Takahashi, Kanako Yamakawa
  • Publication number: 20170337159
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes: an inputting unit for inputting a text to be placed in a template; a storage unit for saving the text whenever a predetermined condition is detected; and a presenting unit for, when the template is switched, selecting the text from the storage unit based on an amount of a text that can be placed in the template after switching, and presenting the selected text as a candidate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2017
    Publication date: November 23, 2017
    Inventors: Tomonobu Hiraishi, Kanako Yamakawa, Satoko Saito, Atsushi Inoue
  • Publication number: 20160274772
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus of this invention detects an editing operation for an object, and edits the object using a plurality of adjustment values calculated based on a detected adjustment value in the editing operation, thereby generating a plurality of first editing candidates. When two of the plurality of editing candidates are selected, the object is edited using a plurality of adjustment values calculated by subdividing the range of the adjustment values of the two selected editing candidates, thereby generating a plurality of second editing candidates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2016
    Publication date: September 22, 2016
    Inventor: Kanako Yamakawa
  • Patent number: 9258471
    Abstract: An image pickup apparatus capable of preventing a user who uses another device from knowing the current location of a photographer based on shooting information about an image when an external apparatus distributes the image to the other device. A calculation unit calculates a distance from the shooting location of the image file to the current location of the image pickup apparatus. A distance determination unit determines whether the calculated distance is larger than a predetermined lower limit. A transmission control unit controls to transmit the image file to the external apparatus when the distance determination unit determines that the distance is larger than the lower limit, and not to transmit the image file to the external apparatus when the distance determination unit determines that the distance is not larger than the lower limit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2016
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Chiaki Mikawa, Kanako Yamakawa, Takuma Mikawa, Yoko Hirotani
  • Patent number: 8739069
    Abstract: The present invention provides an image processing apparatus including a slider display unit configured to display, on a slider bar, a slider used to change an adjustment value used upon execution of image processing of image data, a thumbnail display unit configured to display a plurality of thumbnail images which respectively indicate results of image processing of the image data using a plurality of different target values, a selection unit configured to select at least one of the plurality of thumbnail images, and a target value display unit configured to display a position indicating the target value corresponding to the thumbnail image on the slider bar to be discriminated from the slider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Kanako Yamakawa
  • Patent number: 8571357
    Abstract: Image data are each related to identification information on an image-capturing location and an image-capturing apparatus, and a CPU, upon issuance of an image data transfer instruction, determines a non-image-capturing location on the basis of the image-capturing location information for image data captured by a specific image-capturing apparatus and stored in a recording medium. Then, from among image data captured by other image-capturing apparatuses and stored in other recording medium, image data captured in the non-image-capturing location is extracted, so that a user of the specific image-capturing apparatus can easily obtain image data captured by the other apparatuses in a location that the specific image-capturing apparatus did not capture images of.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Kanako Yamakawa
  • Patent number: 8452102
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to an image managing apparatus allowing a user to acquire an image shot by other user participated in an event that the user participated in when a user shot images with the user's own camera but there was a period of time in which the user could not shoot due to some reason. The image management apparatus of the present invention is configured to sort a plurality of images shot by the user's camera based on a shooting time, calculate a non-shooting time period, extract an image shot by a camera of other user, which has a shooting time included in the non-shooting time period of the user. Further, the image management apparatus extracts an image having keywords, a shooting position, and object information, which are the same as an image shot by the camera of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Kanako Yamakawa
  • Publication number: 20110310259
    Abstract: An image pickup apparatus capable of preventing a user who uses another device from knowing the current location of a photographer based on shooting information about an image when an external apparatus distributes the image to the other device. A calculation unit calculates a distance from the shooting location of the image file to the current location of the image pickup apparatus. A distance determination unit determines whether the calculated distance is larger than a predetermined lower limit. A transmission control unit controls to transmit the image file to the external apparatus when the distance determination unit determines that the distance is larger than the lower limit, and not to transmit the image file to the external apparatus when the distance determination unit determines that the distance is not larger than the lower limit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2011
    Publication date: December 22, 2011
    Applicant: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Chiaki Mikawa, Kanako Yamakawa, Takuma Mikawa, Yoko Hirotani
  • Publication number: 20110169982
    Abstract: An image management apparatus which makes it possible to classify picked-up images according to the occasion of going-out without burdening a user. An information processing apparatus manages a plurality of image files obtained through shooting processing by an image pickup apparatus, and acquires GPS information indicative of a location of the image pickup apparatus and a time when the location was detected. The information processing apparatus sets one record of the GPS information as reference start time information, and retrieves a GPS information record indicative of a location identical to the location indicated by the reference start time information, as reference end information. The information processing apparatus classifies image files of respective shooting times occurring between a time indicated by the reference start time information and a time indicated by the reference end time information, into the same group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2011
    Publication date: July 14, 2011
    Applicant: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kanako Yamakawa, Takuma Mikawa, Yoko Hirotani
  • Publication number: 20110085696
    Abstract: Image data are each related to identification information on an image-capturing location and an image-capturing apparatus, and a CPU, upon issuance of an image data transfer instruction, determines a non-image-capturing location on the basis of the image-capturing location information for image data captured by a specific image-capturing apparatus and stored in a recording medium. Then, from among image data captured by other image-capturing apparatuses and stored in other recording medium, image data captured in the non-image-capturing location is extracted, so that a user of the specific image-capturing apparatus can easily obtain image data captured by the other apparatuses in a location that the specific image-capturing apparatus did not capture images of.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2010
    Publication date: April 14, 2011
    Applicant: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Kanako Yamakawa
  • Publication number: 20100232702
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to an image managing apparatus allowing a user to acquire an image shot by other user participated in an event that the user participated in when a user shot images with the user's own camera but there was a period of time in which the user could not shoot due to some reason. The image management apparatus of the present invention is configured to sort a plurality of images shot by the user's camera based on a shooting time, calculate a non-shooting time period, extract an image shot by a camera of other user, which has a shooting time included in the non-shooting time period of the user. Further, the image management apparatus extracts an image having keywords, a shooting position, and object information, which are the same as an image shot by the camera of the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2010
    Publication date: September 16, 2010
    Applicant: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Kanako Yamakawa
  • Publication number: 20090276731
    Abstract: The present invention provides an image processing apparatus including a slider display unit configured to display, on a slider bar, a slider used to change an adjustment value used upon execution of image processing of image data, a thumbnail display unit configured to display a plurality of thumbnail images which respectively indicate results of image processing of the image data using a plurality of different target values, a selection unit configured to select at least one of the plurality of thumbnail images, and a target value display unit configured to display a position indicating the target value corresponding to the thumbnail image on the slider bar to be discriminated from the slider.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2009
    Publication date: November 5, 2009
    Applicant: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Kanako Yamakawa