Patents by Inventor Kazumasa Tanaka

Kazumasa Tanaka 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: 20150130808
    Abstract: There is provided a display device, including a color display section which displays a color plane expressed by first and second attribute values from among three attribute values constituting a color system, a base section to which the color display section is connected in a rotatable state, and a display control section which changes the color plane in accordance with a rotation angle of the color display section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshinori Takagi, Kunio Kawaguchi, Hiroyuki Morisaki, Ichiro Ogata, Hitoshi Mukai, Seiko Maehara, Kazumasa Tanaka, Naoyuki Hirota
  • Publication number: 20150130922
    Abstract: The objective optical system includes a first optical system configured to collimate a divergent light flux from an object, a second optical system configured to converge the light flux from the first optical system, a beam splitter disposed between the first optical system and the second optical system, a reflector disposed on a side where the light flux from the second optical system is condensed and configured to reflect the light flux, and a third optical system configured to converge the light flux reflected by the reflector and then passing through the second optical system and the beam splitter. When a direction in which the light flux travels in the objective optical system is defined as an optical axis direction, positions of respective portions of the reflector in the optician axis direction are each changeable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2014
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: Kazumasa Tanaka, Yasuyuki Unno
  • Publication number: 20150130748
    Abstract: Provided is an information processing device including a pressure sensor configured to be capable of detecting a pressure position which is a position of a pressure portion subjected to a pressure manipulation by a user and a pressure force which is a pressure at a time of the pressure manipulation, and to have a cylindrical shape, and a position specifying unit configured to specify a position in a three-dimensional space according to the pressure position and the pressure force.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshinori Takagi, Seiko Maehara, Naoyuki Hirota, Hitoshi Mukai, Kazumasa Tanaka, Kunio Kawaguchi, Hiroyuki Morisaki, Ichiro Ogata
  • Patent number: 8971633
    Abstract: An apparatus, a content retrieval method and a program facilitate recognizing content details of a moving image by displaying a retrieval result for each of a plurality of images. A metadata extracting unit extracts metadata of a representative image from content supplied from a content input unit and stores the metadata in a metadata database. An image feature quantity extracting unit extracts image feature quantity from content and stores it in an image feature quantity database while extracting image feature quantity from a retrieval image. A retrieving unit compares the image feature quantity of the retrieval image with the image feature quantity stored in the image feature quantity database and specifies a still image which is similar to the retrieval image. An output unit reads metadata of the content, generates display data necessary for performing timeline displaying, and generates display data for displaying a retrieval result on a timeline.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Kazumasa Tanaka, Kenji Tanaka, Yoshihiro Takahashi
  • Patent number: 8891019
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes: a first layer summary data generation section; a second layer summary data generation section; a first search section; and a second search section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Kenji Tanaka, Kunio Kawaguchi, Yoshihiro Takahashi, Kazumasa Tanaka, Daisuke Kikuchi, Naohide Yamada, Hiroyuki Morisaki
  • Patent number: 8841371
    Abstract: Provided is a vinyl chloride resin composition having superior heat resistance, colorability and processability without using a heavy metal stabilizer such as lead. The present invention relates to a vinyl chloride resin composition which comprises, in addition to a vinyl chloride resin, (a) an organic acid calcium salt, (b) an organic acid zinc salt, (c) an organic acid potassium salt and (d) a polymer of alkyl ester of C4 to C10 acrylic acid or methacrylic acid, the polymer having a number average molecular weight of 1,000 to 4,000. Further, the present invention relates to a vinyl chloride resin composition which comprises, with respect to 100 parts by mass of the vinyl chloride resin, 0.01 to 5 parts by mass of the aforementioned component (a), 0.01 to 5 parts by mass of the aforementioned component (b), 0.001 to 1 parts by mass of the aforementioned component (c) and 0.05 to 10 parts by mass of the aforementioned component (d).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Adeka Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroshi Nishimura, Kiyotatsu Iwanami, Kazumasa Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20140232846
    Abstract: An image acquisition apparatus includes an imaging optical system configured to form an image of an object, a re-imaging optical system configured to re-form the image of the object formed by the imaging optical system, a reflecting member arranged on an optical path between the imaging optical system and the re-imaging optical system, an image sensor configured to capture the image of the object re-formed by the re-imaging optical system to output image data, a first driving unit configured to change a tilt of the reflecting member with respect to an optical axis of the imaging optical system, a control unit configured to control the first driving unit according to a shape of the object, and a correction unit configured to correct a positional displacement of the image in an in-plane direction according to the change in the tilt of the reflecting member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2014
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Kazumasa Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20140205158
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a grouping unit that detects a part of an object from contents and performs grouping of each object, a correlation degree calculating unit that calculates a correlation degree between the objects of which the grouping is performed by the grouping unit, and a display control unit that controls a display of a diagram of a correlation between the objects indicating the correlation between the objects, based on the correlation degree between the objects which is calculated by the correlation degree calculating unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2014
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kentaro FUKAZAWA, Kenji TANAKA, Yoshihiro TAKAHASHI, Kyosuke YOSHIDA, Kazumasa TANAKA
  • Publication number: 20140149864
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing apparatus including a plurality of feature amount extraction parts configured to extract, from content, a plurality of feature amounts containing information concerning a camera motion in a frame, and a display control part configured to display a GUI corresponding to an operation concerning the camera motion in the frame on the frame in the content on the basis of the information concerning the camera motion extracted by the feature amount extraction parts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2013
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Kazumasa TANAKA, Kenji Tanaka, Yukihiro Nakamura, Yoshihiro Takahashi, Kentaro Fukazawa, Kyosuke Yoshida
  • Publication number: 20140149865
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing apparatus including a plurality of feature amount extraction parts configured to extract, from content, a plurality of feature amounts, a display control part configured to control display of an image of the content and information concerning the feature amounts of the content, and a selecting part configured to select display or non-display of the information concerning the feature amounts. The display control part controls display of importance of a scene found on the basis of the display or non-display of the information concerning the feature amounts which is selected by the selecting part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2013
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Kazumasa Tanaka, Kenji Tanaka, Yukihiro Nakamura, Yoshihiro Takahashi, Kentaro Fukazawa, Kyosuke Yoshida
  • Publication number: 20140123040
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing apparatus including a classification unit configured to classify pieces of content in a manner that each piece of content is arranged in a multi-dimensional space and actions of extracting two of the pieces of content and swapping the two pieces of content based on distances indicating similarity between each of the two extracted pieces of content and neighboring pieces of content which are located around the two pieces of content are repeated, and a display control unit configured to control displaying of graphical user interfaces (GUIs) representing pieces of content located at a predetermined interval among the pieces of content classified by the classification unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2013
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Kenji Tanaka, Yoshihiro Takahashi, Kazumasa Tanaka, Michiro Hirai
  • Publication number: 20140122543
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing apparatus including a rearrangement unit configured to, when a plurality of files are recorded on a plurality of recording media, optimally rearrange the plurality of files arranged in the plurality of recording media by repeating selecting each file arranged in each recording medium and swapping each selected file after the plurality of files are arranged in the plurality of recording media, and a recording control unit configured to perform control in a manner that the plurality of files rearranged by the rearrangement unit are recorded on the plurality of recording media.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2013
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Kenji Tanaka, Yoshihiro Takahashi, Kazumasa Tanaka, Michiro Hirai
  • Publication number: 20140086496
    Abstract: An image processing device includes an evaluation unit which acquires a search pattern which is an appearance pattern of a person in a scene of a video content containing the scene, where a similar scene is to be searched, and a search target pattern which is an appearance pattern of a person in a video content which is to be a search target of the similar scene, calculates a degree of similarity between the search pattern and the search target pattern, and determines the similar scene on a basis of the calculated degree of similarity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2013
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Kyosuke Yoshida, Kenji Tanaka, Yukihiro Nakamura, Yoshihiro Takahashi, Kentaro Fukazawa, Kazumasa Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20140086556
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes a display control unit that causes a content view which displays statistic information of characters appearing in video content and a relationship view which displays character-relation information of the characters appearing in the video content, to be displayed on a predetermined display unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2013
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Kyosuke Yoshida, Kenji Tanaka, Yukihiro Nakamura, Yoshihiro Takahashi, Kentaro Fukazawa, Kazumasa Tanaka
  • Patent number: 8629979
    Abstract: Setting a spatial filter requires repeatedly confirming a scan image through visual inspection by an operator and adjusting the spatial filter. A setting state is also dependent on the operator. Therefore, in the present invention, a scattered light image (beam image) and a diffracted light image (Fourier image) are simultaneously observed, and an intensity profile of the scattered light image (beam image) and an intensity profile of the diffracted light image (Fourier image) are simultaneously monitored. A field of view of a diffracted light image is scanned with only one spatial filter, and a state change with respect to the intensity profiles in the absence of insertion of the spatial filter is detected. A setting condition for a spatial filter is determined on the basis of the detected state change.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Assignee: Hitachi High-Technologies Corporation
    Inventor: Kazumasa Tanaka
  • Patent number: 8620971
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes: a database configured to, out of images extracted with a first frequency from the images making up a moving image content, register first layer summary data of a first size; a distance calculation block configured to calculate the distance between the first layer summary data based on the distance between vectors of which the elements are formed by the first layer summary data registered in the database; and a classification section configured to cluster into the same class the first layer summary data between which the distance calculated by the distance calculation block falls within a predetermined distance, the classification section further clustering moving image contents into a plurality of classes based on the classes into which the first layer summary data have been clustered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Kenji Tanaka, Kunio Kawaguchi, Kazumasa Tanaka, Yoshihiro Takahashi, Daisuke Kikuchi, Naohide Yamada, Hiroyuki Morisaki
  • Publication number: 20130335532
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to an apparatus and a method for generating an image. A plurality of image capturing devices capture images including objects reflected by a curved mirror from predetermined angles. Image units included in a captured image are analyzed; and a distance for an object included in the captured images is determined according to the analyzing result.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2012
    Publication date: December 19, 2013
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Kenji Tanaka, Yoshihiro Takahashi, Kazumasa Tanaka
  • Patent number: 8593625
    Abstract: When examination at a scan speed equal to or higher than the line rate of the sensor such as a TDI sensor is carried out, the line rate of the TDI sensor is asynchronous with the scan speed, and the image is blurred. Therefore, a TDI sensor cannot be used at a scan speed equal to or higher than the line rate of the TDI sensor. This problem has not been considered. To solve the problem, high-speed examination irrespective of the line rate of the TDI sensor is enabled. To control the line rate of the TDI sensor and stage scan speed asynchronously and to solve the problem of the image addition variation due to the charge accumulation of the TDI sensor, the object to be examined is irradiated with thin-line illumination, and only a given pixel line of the TDI sensor is made to receive light scattered by the object to be examined. The aspect ratio of the detection pixel size can be controlled by the speed ratio between the line rate of the TDI sensor and the stage scan speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: Hitachi High-Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Kazumasa Tanaka, Hiroyuki Yamashita
  • Publication number: 20130260242
    Abstract: The negative electrode for lithium-ion secondary battery is used in which a product of tensile strength and thickness of a negative electrode having a negative electrode active material layer containing silicon and silicon oxide as main components is 3.8 to 9.0 N/mm and a value obtained by dividing the product of the tensile strength and the thickness of the negative electrode by a product of tensile strength and thickness of a negative electrode current collector is 1.06 to 1.29.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2013
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Applicant: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yasuyuki KAWANAKA, Kazumasa TANAKA, Yasuhiro IKEDA, Atsushi SANO
  • Publication number: 20130260256
    Abstract: In the invention, a lithium-ion secondary battery, in which a value obtained by dividing average 3% modulus strength of a separator by average 3% modulus strength of a negative electrode including a negative electrode active material layer containing silicon and silicon oxide as a main component is 0.079 or less, is used.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2013
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Applicant: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yasuyuki KAWANAKA, Kazumasa TANAKA, Yasuhiro IKEDA, Atsushi SANO