Patents by Inventor Kenji Kondo

Kenji Kondo 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: 20200336743
    Abstract: A lossless decoding unit 52 takes quantization parameters of decoded blocks spatially or temporally adjacent to a block to be decoded, as selection candidates, and extracts, from stream information, difference information indicating difference as to a prediction quantization parameter selected from the selection candidates. A quantization parameter calculating unit 59 calculates, from the prediction quantization parameter and the difference information, a quantization parameter of the block to be decoded. Thus, decoding of the image can be performed correctly by calculating a quantization parameter equal to a quantization parameter used at the time of image encoding.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2020
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kenji KONDO
  • Publication number: 20200335200
    Abstract: A similar case retrieval apparatus includes: a lesion portion acquirer that acquires partial images including lesion portion images, an image feature extractor that extracts image features of each of the plurality of partial images; a location information acquirer that acquires location information of each of the partial images; a lateral position determiner that determines the right organ or the left organ in which each of the lesion portions exists based on the location information; a unilateral distribution identifier that determines whether or not a distribution of the lesion portions is a unilateral distribution; and a similar case retriever that retrieves case data from a case database including both case data for the unilateral distribution in the right organ and case data for the unilateral distribution in the left organ when the unilateral distribution identifier identifies that the distribution of the lesion portions is the unilateral distribution.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2020
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Inventors: Kazutoyo TAKATA, Kazuki KOZUKA, Kenji KONDO, Hirohiko KIMURA, Toyohiko SAKAI
  • Publication number: 20200320336
    Abstract: A control method includes: receiving, from a case search system, a plurality of data including a plurality of images corresponding to a plurality of similar medical images having a certain similarity with a target medical image to be interpreted; displaying on a display a display screen including a first display area that displays thumbnails of the plurality of similar medical images; sensing one similar medical image selected from among the plurality of similar medical images displayed as thumbnails in the first display area; if the one selected similar medical image is a diffuse lesion, displaying the other plurality of medical images in a second display area included on the display screen; and if the one selected similar medical image is a localized lesion, successively displaying, in the second display area and in a first direction, the plurality of medical images including the localized lesion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2020
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Inventors: Kazutoyo TAKATA, Kenji KONDO, Kazuki KOZUKA, Hirohiko KIMURA, Toyohiko SAKAI
  • Publication number: 20200314454
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an image processing device and method whereby deterioration of effects of filter processing due to local control of filter processing when encoding or decoding can be suppressed. A boundary control flag generating unit of a control information generating unit generates boundary control flags based on system specification information which a system specification managing unit manages. A control unit of an adaptive filter processing unit determines a processing method for filter processing to be performed as to pixels nearby a slice boundary following the value of the boundary control flag. For example, selection is made to perform filter processing straddling slices or to perform filter processing closed at the present slice. The present invention can be applied to an image processing device, for example.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2020
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Inventor: Kenji KONDO
  • Publication number: 20200303372
    Abstract: A semiconductor device includes two cell rows, each of which is formed of a plurality of transistor cells aligned in parallel to each other. Each of the plurality of transistor cells includes a collector region, a base region, and an emitter region that are disposed above a substrate. A plurality of collector extended wiring lines are each connected to the collector region of a corresponding one of the plurality of transistor cells and are extended in a direction intersecting an alignment direction of the plurality of transistor cells. A collector integrated wiring line connects the plurality of collector extended wiring lines to each other. A collector intermediate integrated wiring line that is disposed between the two cell rows in plan view connects the plurality of collector extended wring lines extended from the plurality of transistor cells that belong to one of the two cell rows to each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2020
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Applicant: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kenji SASAKI, Masao KONDO, Shigeki KOYA, Shinnosuke TAKAHASHI, Yasunari UMEMOTO, Isao OBU, Takayuki TSUTSUI
  • Publication number: 20200296357
    Abstract: The present technology relates to an image processing apparatus and method capable of preventing an increase in a cost of the apparatus. A setting unit sets restriction information for restricting a size of a block of an image and a prediction method to be applied to the block having the size. An inter-prediction unit generates a prediction image according to the restriction information. An encoder 1000 encodes the block using the prediction image and generates an encoded stream. Then, the encoder 1000 transmits the encoded stream and the restriction information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2020
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Inventor: KENJI KONDO
  • Publication number: 20200296839
    Abstract: A cavity elongated in one direction is formed in a protective film covering the conductive pattern of the topmost conductive layer of a multilayer wiring substrate. The cavity exposes part of the conductive pattern. A first via-conductor extends downward from the conductive pattern of the topmost conductive layer at least until that of a second conductive layer. Second via-conductors extend downward from the conductive pattern of the second or third conductive layer at least until that of a conductive layer one below. As viewed from above, the first via-conductor and the cavity partially overlap each other. At least two second via-conductors are disposed to sandwich the cavity therebetween. The difference between the smallest gap between the cavity and the second via-conductor at one side and that between the cavity and the second via-conductor at the other side is smaller than the smallest gap between the cavity and the second via-conductors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2020
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Applicant: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masao KONDO, Shigeki KOYA, Kenji SASAKI
  • Patent number: 10774209
    Abstract: To provide a resin composition which can allow for production of a molded product causing less generation of formaldehyde and having an excellent metallic appearance, and furthermore which can allow for suppression of contamination in a mold and a molding machine during molding. A resin composition containing a polyacetal resin (A), an aluminum pigment (B), and a pearl-based pigment (C), in which the aluminum pigment (B) includes an aluminum particle, and the aluminum particle has a volume average particle size (D50) of 3 to 100 ?m and the content thereof is 0.01 to 15 parts by mass per 100 parts by mass of the polyacetal resin (A).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: ASAHI KASEI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tomohiro Kondo, Kenji Utashima, Norihiko Furuya
  • Publication number: 20200288123
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an image processing apparatus and an image processing method each of which causes an encoding efficiency of information indicating a prediction mode of a color component in the case where a prediction mode of a luminance component of an image is an intra BC prediction mode to be enhanced. In the case where a prediction mode of a luminance component of an image is an intra BC prediction mode, an encoding section encodes prediction mode information indicating a prediction mode of a color component of the image by using, as a context, that the prediction mode of the luminance component of the image is the intra BC prediction mode. The present disclosure, for example, can be applied to an image encoding apparatus or the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2020
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kenji KONDO
  • Publication number: 20200278033
    Abstract: A valve device is capable of precisely adjusting a flow rate variation due to aging, aging, etc. without using an external sensor. An adjusting actuator includes a piezoelectric element for adjusting the position of the operating member positioned at the open position, and the drive circuit of the adjusting actuator includes a detecting unit for detecting an electric signal related to the amount of strain generated in the piezoelectric element, and a control unit for controlling the adjusting actuator so that the opening degree of the flow path by the valve element becomes the target opening degree based on the electric signal related to the amount of strain of the piezoelectric element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2018
    Publication date: September 3, 2020
    Applicant: FUJIKIN INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Kenta KONDO, Toshihide YOSHIDA, Kenji AIKAWA, Hidenobu SATO, Tomohiro NAKATA, Tsutomu SHINOHARA, Masahiko TAKIMOTO
  • Publication number: 20200273209
    Abstract: There is provided an encoding device, encoding method, decoding device, and decoding method that make it possible to improve the coding efficiency. The encoding device and the decoding device each perform classification of classifying a pixel of interest of a decoding in-progress image into any of a plurality of classes by using an inclination feature amount, and perform a filter arithmetic operation with the decoding in-progress image by using a tap coefficient of a class of the pixel of interest among tap coefficients of the respective classes. The inclination feature amount indicates a tangent direction of a contour line of pixel values of the pixel of interest. The decoding in-progress image is obtained by adding a residual of predictive coding and a predicted image together. The tap coefficients of the respective classes are each obtained through learning for minimizing an error by using the decoding in-progress image and an original image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2018
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kenji KONDO
  • Patent number: 10748661
    Abstract: A display screen including a first display area displaying plural similar medical images received from a case search system and a second display area displaying disease names is displayed on a display of an information terminal. Each similar medical image is a medical image contained in an electronic medical book, and has additional information which includes the number of a page containing the similar medical image. If the user's selection of a similar medical image is detected for the first time after the display of the display screen, a page of an electronic medical book containing the selected similar medical image is displayed on the display screen. If the user's selection of a disease name is detected for the first time after the display of the display screen, a page of an electronic medical book containing differential items corresponding to the selected disease name is displayed on the display screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazutoyo Takata, Kazuki Kozuka, Kenji Kondo, Hirohiko Kimura
  • Patent number: 10748649
    Abstract: A similar case retrieval apparatus includes: a lesion portion acquirer that acquires partial images including lesion portion images, an image feature extractor that extracts image features of each of the plurality of partial images; a location information acquirer that acquires location information of each of the partial images; a lateral position determiner that determines the right organ or the left organ in which each of the lesion portions exists based on the location information; a unilateral distribution identifier that determines whether or not a distribution of the lesion portions is a unilateral distribution; and a similar case retriever that retrieves case data from a case database including both case data for the unilateral distribution in the right organ and case data for the unilateral distribution in the left organ when the unilateral distribution identifier identifies that the distribution of the lesion portions is the unilateral distribution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazutoyo Takata, Kazuki Kozuka, Kenji Kondo, Hirohiko Kimura, Toyohiko Sakai
  • Patent number: 10749533
    Abstract: An oscillator includes a board having a first surface, and provided with a housing section opening on the first surface, a resonator including a resonator element and a resonator package configured to house the resonator element, a heat generator attached to the resonator, electrically connected to the resonator package, and disposed inside the housing section, and a plurality of lead terminals connected to the board, and configured to support the resonator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Manabu Kondo, Kazuhiko Shimodaira, Kenji Hayashi
  • Patent number: 10726295
    Abstract: A control method includes: receiving, from a case search system, a plurality of data including a plurality of images corresponding to a plurality of similar medical images having a certain similarity with a target medical image to be interpreted; displaying on a display a display screen including a first display area that displays thumbnails of the plurality of similar medical images; sensing one similar medical image selected from among the plurality of similar medical images displayed as thumbnails in the first display area; if the one selected similar medical image is a diffuse lesion, displaying the other plurality of medical images in a second display area included on the display screen; and if the one selected similar medical image is a localized lesion, successively displaying, in the second display area and in a first direction, the plurality of medical images including the localized lesion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazutoyo Takata, Kenji Kondo, Kazuki Kozuka, Hirohiko Kimura, Toyohiko Sakai
  • Patent number: 10728544
    Abstract: The present technology relates to an encoding device and an encoding method, and a decoding device and a decoding method that are capable of reducing the calculation amount of orthogonal transform processing or inverse orthogonal transform processing. A DWT unit (91) performs a DWT of which the calculation amount is smaller than that of a KLT for residual information. KLT units (92-0 to 92-8) perform separable-type KLTs for a low-frequency component of the residual information that is acquired as a result of the DWT using bases of KLTs of the corresponding intra prediction modes. A coefficient acquired as a result of the KLT and a high-frequency component of the residual information that is acquired as a result of the DWT are losslessly encoded. The present technology can be applied to, for example, an image encoding device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Kenji Kondo
  • Patent number: 10728663
    Abstract: A method for setting a filter frequency response includes: dividing a target frequency band into multiple first partial bands at a frequency corresponding to an intersection between a first line representative of a target spectrum envelope and a second line representative of a first spectrum envelope derived from smoothing a measured frequency spectrum; and setting a frequency response of a filter corresponding to a first partial band specified by an operator from among the multiple first partial bands, in accordance with a setting operation for setting an adjustment amount performed by the operator with respect to the specified first partial band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: YAMAHA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kenji Ishizuka, Kenichi Tamiya, Kazunobu Kondo, Toshifumi Kunimoto
  • Publication number: 20200234815
    Abstract: A method for controlling an information terminal causes a computer of the information terminal to receive, from a case retrieval system, a plurality of similar medical images having a feature quantity of a region of interest and a certain degree of similarity in accordance with the region of interest included in a target medical image, displays a display screen displaying the plurality of received similar medical images on a touch panel display, the display screen including a display region in which at least some of the plurality of received similar medical images are displayed, displays, if selection of a first similar medical image from among the at least some of the plurality of received similar medical images displayed in the display region is detected, the first similar medical image across the display region, and displays, if a swipe operation performed on the first similar medical image is detected, a second similar medical image, which has second highest similarity next to the first similar medical im
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2020
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Inventors: Kazuki KOZUKA, Kazutoyo TAKATA, Kenji KONDO, Hirohiko KIMURA, Toyohiko SAKAI
  • Patent number: 10721494
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an image processing device and method whereby deterioration of effects of filter processing due to local control of filter processing when encoding or decoding can be suppressed. A boundary control flag generating unit of a control information generating unit generates boundary control flags based on system specification information which a system specification managing unit manages. A control unit of an adaptive filter processing unit determines a processing method for filter processing to be performed as to pixels nearby a slice boundary following the value of the boundary control flag. For example, selection is made to perform filter processing straddling slices or to perform filter processing closed at the present slice. The present invention can be applied to an image processing device, for example.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Velos Media, LLC
    Inventor: Kenji Kondo
  • Patent number: 10715798
    Abstract: The present technology relates to an image processing apparatus and method capable of preventing an increase in a cost of the apparatus. A setting unit sets restriction information for restricting a size of a block of an image and a prediction method to be applied to the block having the size. An inter-prediction unit generates a prediction image according to the restriction information. An encoder 1000 encodes the block using the prediction image and generates an encoded stream. Then, the encoder 1000 transmits the encoded stream and the restriction information. The present technology can be applied to a case of encoding/decoding an image, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kenji Kondo