Patents by Inventor Kei Yamaji

Kei Yamaji 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: 10437434
    Abstract: A layout creation system is for jointly creating order data that determines a layout of a photo book by two or more users of two or more clients connected to a server via a network, and the system retains one piece of joint order data jointly created by the two or more users; receives an instruction to divide the joint order data as input by a relevant user; creates divided order data having the same layout as the joint order data in accordance with the instruction to divide the joint order data; and associates the divided order data with sharing users sharing the divided order data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Masafumi Tomono, Kei Yamaji, Kazuhiro Mino, Masaki Saito
  • Patent number: 10410388
    Abstract: An image editing method comprises: a step of acquiring identification information on each of a plurality of operation instruction units for instructing editing of an image, a step of automatically selecting one or more images for editing from a group of images to classify the one or more images into a group of usable images based on the identification information, a step of determining a right to edit reaching contents of processing which each operation instruction unit is authorized to perform against each image in the group of usable images, and a step of performing editing processing on an image to be edited in the group of usable images based upon the determined right to edit according to an editing instruction supplied from each operation instruction unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Karin Kon, Kei Yamaji, Kazuhiro Mino
  • Patent number: 10410677
    Abstract: In a content management system, the still image extracting unit extracts a plurality of frames of still image data from the moving image data based on the motion of the person of interest. The scene determining unit determines a scene of the moving image including a still image corresponding to each of the plurality of frames of the still image data. The management marker registration unit registers, as a management marker, each of the plurality of frames of still image data or an image feature amount of each still image in association with a scene of a moving image corresponding to each still image. The management image generator generates management image data including at least two pieces of the still image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Kei Yamaji, Tetsuya Matsumoto, Keiichi Yoshihara
  • Publication number: 20190140160
    Abstract: The present invention makes clear and defines a congruent composition of a langasite-based oxide, and establishes a method of manufacturing a crystal by any desired composition of AE3ME1+a(Ga1-xAlx)3+bSi2+cO14 (AE is an alkaline-earth metal, ME is Nb or Ta, 0?x?1, ?0.5<a?0 or 0<a<0.5, ?0.5<b?0 or 0<b?0.5, and ?0.5<c?0 or 0<c<0.5, excluding a=b=c=0). This makes it possible to suppress the formation of an impurity, and improve the yield and crystal manufacturing rate. The raw material is a raw material mixture prepared by mixing an alkaline-earth metal or its carbonate or oxide, Nb or Ta or its oxide, Ga or its oxide, Al or its oxide, and Si or its oxide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2017
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: Akira YOSHIKAWA, Yuui YOKOTA, Yuji OHASHI, Kei KAMADA, Tetsuo KUDO, Kenji INOUE, Yasuhiro SHOJI, Yu IGARASHI, Mototaka ARAKAWA, Shunsuke KUROSAWA, Akihiro YAMAJI
  • Patent number: 10262193
    Abstract: There are provided an image processing apparatus, an image processing method, a program, and a recording medium capable of calculating the actual intimacy between persons even in a case where there is a deviation in the actual intimacy between persons by calculating the intimacy between persons in consideration of only the contents of images. In the image processing apparatus, the image processing method, the program, and the recording medium of the invention, a person specifying unit determines persons appearing in each image, and specifies one or more first persons among the determined persons. An intimacy calculation unit calculates the intimacy between the first person and each photographer based on the presence of a first person in each image and photographer information of each image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Kei Yamaji, Tetsuya Matsumoto
  • Publication number: 20180341652
    Abstract: Provided are an information presentation method, an information presentation program, and an information presentation apparatus capable of causing users to easily share useful information. In the information presentation method, the information presentation program, and the information presentation apparatus according to an aspect of the invention, since the degree of association is calculated on the basis of behavior information and processes from requesting behavior information to presenting the behavior information are performed on the basis of the degree of association, users can save labor for setting a degree of association in person, and can easily share the behavior information. Further, even in a case where a partner who shares the behavior information is not only a close person or an acquaintance but also a person who is a stranger having a common behavior or preference, it is possible to share the behavior information. Accordingly, users can easily share useful information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2018
    Publication date: November 29, 2018
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Kei YAMAJI
  • Publication number: 20180144195
    Abstract: In the image processing device, the method and the recording medium according to the present invention, the characteristic information extractor extracts the number of times the same subject appears in the still images. The target object detector detects the target subject which appears the number of times not less than the threshold value. The image analysis condition determiner sets the image analysis condition for the portion of the moving image where the target subject is absent to be rougher than that where the target subject is present. The frame image analyzer extracts frame images from the moving image in accordance with the image analysis condition. The frame image output section calculates the evaluation value of the frame images based on the result of the image analysis and output the frame image having the evaluation value not less than the threshold value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2018
    Publication date: May 24, 2018
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Kei Yamaji
  • Publication number: 20180082455
    Abstract: The first rear image candidate determination unit determines a first rear image candidate from among first object determination images on the basis of a first evaluation value calculated by the first evaluation value calculation unit and a first evaluation criterion stored in the first evaluation criterion storage unit. For example, the first rear image candidate determination unit determines a first object determination image (which may be one or a plurality of object determination images) in which a first evaluation value equal to or greater than a first evaluation criterion has been calculated, to be the first rear image candidate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2017
    Publication date: March 22, 2018
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Kei YAMAJI, Kenichi SONODA
  • Patent number: 9911047
    Abstract: In the image processing device, the method and the recording medium according to the present invention, the characteristic information extractor extracts the number of times the same subject appears in the still images. The target object detector detects the target subject which appears the number of times not less than the threshold value. The image analysis condition determiner sets the image analysis condition for the portion of the moving image where the target subject is absent to be rougher than that where the target subject is present. The frame image analyzer extracts frame images from the moving image in accordance with the image analysis condition. The frame image output section calculates the evaluation value of the frame images based on the result of the image analysis and output the frame image having the evaluation value not less than the threshold value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Kei Yamaji
  • Publication number: 20180018385
    Abstract: The first DS in accordance of the inquiry from the integration server, extract first data from the first DB and generate a first hash value based on the first data. The second DS in accordance of the inquiry from the integration server, extract second data from the second DB and generate a second hash value based on the second data. The first DS transmits the first hash value to the second DS. The second DS collates the first hash value with the second hash value, transmits, to the integration server, a collation result and at least a part of the second data, for which the first hash value and the second hash value are matched, and transmits a matched part of hash values to the first DS. The first DS transmits at least a part of the first data that was a source of the matched part of hash values to the integration server. The integration server combines the data received from the first DS and the second DS on the basis of the collation result.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2017
    Publication date: January 18, 2018
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Taiga KATAYAMA, Kei YAMAJI
  • Patent number: 9870507
    Abstract: In the image extraction device, an instruction acquisition unit acquires an instruction input by a user, and an image group selection unit selects a second image group, which has a smaller number of images than a first image group, from the first image group in response to the instruction. Then, an extraction reference determination unit determines an image extraction reference when extracting an image from the second image group based on images included in the first image group, and an image extraction unit extracts one or more images, the number of which is smaller than the number of images in the second image group, from the second image group according to the image extraction reference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Kei Yamaji, Junichi Asada
  • Patent number: 9858485
    Abstract: In the image processing device, the method and the recording medium, the characteristic information extractor extracts the shooting time of the still image. The image analysis condition determiner sets the image analysis condition for the portion of the moving image which portion was shot within the shooting time range covering certain periods of time before and after the shooting time of the still image, to be rougher than that for others. The frame image analyzer extracts frame images from the moving image and perform image analysis on the extracted frame images in accordance with the image analysis condition. The frame image output section calculates the evaluation value of the frame image based on the result of the image analysis and output the frame image having the evaluation value not less than the threshold value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Kei Yamaji
  • Patent number: 9785826
    Abstract: An image processor is provided which is configured to detect face images from a plurality of image data, to perform same person determination processing based on the detected face images to classify the face images into image groups each including face images of a single person, thereby identifying persons corresponding to the respective image groups, to determine at least one person as a main person from among the identified persons, and to determine at least one person highly related to the main person as an important person from among persons except the main person.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Kei Yamaji
  • Publication number: 20170286807
    Abstract: In the image processing apparatus, the theme determiner determines a theme of the image group based on the image analysis information, and the preference analyzer analyzes a preference of the user based on the theme of the image group. The composite image generator uses a certain number of images corresponding to the preference of the user selected, respectively, from among the plurality of images to generate composite images of a plurality of patterns. The display controller performs control such that one composite image is displayed on the image monitor and, the one composite image displayed on the image monitor is replaced with one composite image designated by the instruction from among the composite images of the plurality of patterns to display the one composite image designated on the image monitor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2017
    Publication date: October 5, 2017
    Inventors: Kei YAMAJI, Teruyoshi NAKASHIMA, Tomoya NAGASAKA
  • Patent number: 9779306
    Abstract: Selected image data or specific information thereon is stored in association with moving image data as a management marker of a selected image. The selected image data is selected from among still image data extracted from the moving image data. When an output image of the selected image is captured, image analysis is performed on the captured image data to acquire a management marker of a captured image. A management marker of a selected image corresponding to the management marker of the captured image from among management markers of selected images stored in the storage is specified. Digest moving image data is generated by picking out a part of moving image data associated with the specific management marker. Control is performed so that a digest moving image is playbacked and displayed on the display section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Kei Yamaji
  • Publication number: 20170270353
    Abstract: There are provided an image processing apparatus, an image processing method, a program, and a recording medium capable of calculating the actual intimacy between persons even in a case where there is a deviation in the actual intimacy between persons by calculating the intimacy between persons in consideration of only the contents of images. In the image processing apparatus, the image processing method, the program, and the recording medium of the invention, a person specifying unit determines persons appearing in each image, and specifies one or more first persons among the determined persons. An intimacy calculation unit calculates the intimacy between the first person and each photographer based on the presence of a first person in each image and photographer information of each image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2017
    Publication date: September 21, 2017
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Kei YAMAJI, Tetsuya MATSUMOTO
  • Patent number: 9734612
    Abstract: The image processing apparatus includes a region detection unit that detects a face region of the attention person, an attention person movement region of the moving image, the entire region of the attention person, and an attention person transfer region of the moving image, a region image extraction unit that extracts an image of the face region of the attention person, an image of the attention person movement region of the moving image, an image of the entire region of the attention person, and an image of the attention person transfer region of the moving image, which respectively correspond to the face region of the attention person, the attention person movement region of the moving image, the entire region of the attention person, and the attention person transfer region of the moving image, from the still image, and a composite image generation unit that generates a composite image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Kei Yamaji
  • Patent number: 9721613
    Abstract: In a content management system, a still image generation unit generates at least one piece of still image data based on moving image data. A still image selection unit causes a user to select one piece of still image data from among the generated at least one piece of still image data. A management marker registration unit registers the selected still image data or information based on the selected still image data as a management marker in association with the moving image data. An access key issuing unit issues an access key for accessing the moving image data. And a management image generation unit generates management image data including the still image data and the access key.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Kei Yamaji, Keiichi Yoshihara
  • Patent number: 9721163
    Abstract: In an image processing apparatus, a degree-of-relevance calculation unit calculates a degree of relevance between each of a plurality of images on the basis of a person's face, determination results of scenes and objects, GPS information, and a degree of similarity. An important image extraction unit extracts images captured over a certain period of time including a reference date for determining a degree of importance of the image, and images captured over a certain period of time including a relevant date relevant to the reference date, as important image, from the plurality of images. A relevant image extraction unit extracts a certain number of images as relevant images from important images in which the degree of relevance for a selected image selected from the plurality of images by an instruction which is input through an instruction input unit is equal to or greater than a threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Kei Yamaji
  • Patent number: 9721189
    Abstract: In the image processing apparatus, the theme determiner determines a theme of the image group based on the image analysis information, and the preference analyzer analyzes a preference of the user based on the theme of the image group. The composite image generator uses a certain number of images corresponding to the preference of the user selected, respectively, from among the plurality of images to generate composite images of a plurality of patterns. The display controller performs control such that one composite image is displayed on the image monitor and, the one composite image displayed on the image monitor is replaced with one composite image designated by the instruction from among the composite images of the plurality of patterns to display the one composite image designated on the image monitor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Kei Yamaji, Teruyoshi Nakashima, Tomoya Nagasaka