Patents by Inventor Kenkichi Hayashi

Kenkichi Hayashi 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: 10931888
    Abstract: An image processing device includes a transfer function input unit to which each of transfer functions of a plurality of imaging-systems is input, a calculation unit that calculates a target resolution value which is a target value of recovery processing that recovers a plurality of captured images to be output from each of the plurality of the imaging-systems based on each of the input transfer functions and a predetermined criterion, a recovery filter generation unit that generates a recovery filter used for the recovery processing with respect to each of the plurality of imaging-systems based on each of the transfer functions of the plurality of imaging-systems and a target resolution value, and a recovered image generation unit that performs the recovery processing with respect to the captured images acquired from the plurality of imaging-systems by using the recovery filter generated for each of the plurality of imaging-systems to generate recovered images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Yosuke Naruse, Yasunobu Kishine, Kenkichi Hayashi, Yoshiaki Ishii
  • Patent number: 10904441
    Abstract: An imaging device includes: a lens-side suppression unit that moves an anti-vibration lens, which is provided in an interchangeable imaging lens mounted on an imaging device body including an imaging element, to a position, which is determined according to a detection result of a detection unit detecting vibration applied to a device, to suppress an influence of the vibration on a subject image; an imaging element-side suppression unit that moves the imaging element to suppress a shift in an angle of view caused by the movement of the anti-vibration lens; and a control unit that performs control on the lens-side suppression unit to limit a movable range of the anti-vibration lens, which is moved by the lens-side suppression unit, on the basis of the amount of the maximum shift in the angle of view caused by the movement of the imaging element performed by the imaging element-side suppression unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Koichi Tanaka, Seiichi Izawa, Akihiro Uchida, Hideo Kobayashi, Kenkichi Hayashi
  • Publication number: 20210014414
    Abstract: An image processing system includes: a plurality of imaging devices each of which includes an image processing unit that executes image processing including development processing of RAW data obtained by imaging; and an information processing device that acquires power supply information regarding power supply states of the plurality of imaging devices, selects the imaging device that executes the development processing according to the power supply state represented by the acquired power supply information, and causes the selected imaging device to execute the development processing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2020
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Inventors: Kenkichi HAYASHI, Masahiro TERADA
  • Publication number: 20210006729
    Abstract: A focusing control device that moves a position of a focus lens included in an imaging lens along an optical axis direction. The device comprises a processor configured to execute a process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2020
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Koichi TANAKA, Kenkichi HAYASHI, Akihiro UCHIDA, Seiichi IZAWA, Shinichiro FUJIKI
  • Publication number: 20200409026
    Abstract: An imaging device stores a focal length and a position of a focus lens in a storage unit in a case in which a focal state is determined to be a focus state in which a subject is in focus and at least one of the imaging device or the subject is determined to be stationary; generates tracking data for changing the position of the focus lens according to a change in focal length, using a plurality of stored focal lengths and a plurality of stored positions of the focus lens; and performs a zoom tracking control using the generated tracking data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2020
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Shinichiro FUJIKI, Akihiro UCHIDA, Koichi TANAKA, Kenkichi HAYASHI, Seiichi IZAWA
  • Patent number: 10880473
    Abstract: Provided are an imaging apparatus, a signal processing method for an imaging apparatus, and a non-transitory computer readable recording medium storing a signal processing program for an imaging apparatus capable of capturing a high quality image with a compact configuration. An imaging lens 10A is composed of, in order from an object side, a first lens group G1 that is fixed during variable magnification, a second lens group G2 and a third lens group G3 that move during variable magnification, and a fourth lens group G4 that is fixed during variable magnification. The first lens group G1 is composed, in order from the object side, a first-a lens group G1a that is fixed during focusing, a first-b lens group G1b that moves during focusing, and a first lens group rear group G1c that is fixed during focusing. Fluctuation of an angle of view with focusing is corrected through image processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Daiki Komatsu, Yosuke Naruse, Kenkichi Hayashi, Yoshiaki Ishii, Yasunobu Kishine
  • Publication number: 20200348490
    Abstract: An imaging device derives a change amount of image magnification corresponding to each of a plurality of F-numbers in an autofocus area on the basis of a reference value of the change amount of the image magnification in accordance with a change in position of a focus lens for each of the plurality of F-numbers, in a case where autofocus is executed; determines, as a limit F-number, an F-number corresponding to any change amount equal to or less than a threshold value of the allowed change amount of the image magnification among the derived change amounts; and sets an F-number as the limit F-number in a case where the F-number obtained from a subject luminance in a case where autofocus is executed exceeds the determined limit F-number.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2020
    Publication date: November 5, 2020
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Akihiro UCHIDA, Koichi TANAKA, Kenkichi HAYASHI, Shinichiro FUJIKI, Seiichi IZAWA
  • Patent number: 10817995
    Abstract: Provided are an image processing device, an image processing system, an image processing method, and an imaging optical system group capable of suppressing an increase in costs and appropriately restoring an image. In the imaging optical system, in a case where a first MTF curve M1 indicating an MTF value in a first azimuth direction with respect to an amount of defocus from a focal position is compared with a second MTF curve M2 indicating an MTF value in a second azimuth direction with respect to the amount of defocus from the focal position, a ratio of a peak value P1 of the first MTF curve M1 to a peak value P2 of the second MTF curve M2 is equal to or greater than 2, and a ratio of a half-value width HW2 of the second MTF curve M2 to a half-value width HW1 of the first MTF curve M1 is equal to or greater than 1.25. The restoration filter is a common filter corresponding to a representative value of transfer functions in a plurality of same type imaging optical systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Takashi Kunugise, Yousuke Naruse, Kenkichi Hayashi
  • Patent number: 10802380
    Abstract: An imaging device includes: an imaging device body including an imaging element that receives reflected light representing a subject as a subject image, and a body-side suppression unit that suppresses an influence of vibration, which is applied to a device, on the subject image on the basis of a detection result of a detection unit detecting the vibration; and a control unit performing control on the body-side suppression unit to suppress the influence with a limit that is a degree for limiting the suppression of the influence performed by the body-side suppression unit and is determined according to information about an interchangeable imaging lens mounted on the imaging device body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Hideo Kobayashi, Kenkichi Hayashi, Koichi Tanaka, Akihiro Uchida, Seiichi Izawa
  • Patent number: 10748256
    Abstract: Provided are an image processing device, an imaging device, and an image processing method which are capable of obtaining a captured image with desired image quality. An image processing unit functioning as an image processing device includes a point image restoration processing unit that performs point image restoration processing using a restoration filter based on a point spread function of a lens unit on image data obtained from an imaging element through imaging of a subject using an imaging unit having a lens unit including a lens and the imaging element, and a determination unit that determines whether or not to perform the point image restoration processing using the point image restoration processing unit based on spherical aberration of the lens changed by an imaging condition. The point image restoration processing unit performs the point image restoration processing only in a case where the determination unit determines to perform the point image restoration processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Kenkichi Hayashi, Yousuke Naruse, Yasunobu Kishine
  • Publication number: 20200228695
    Abstract: The lens interchangeable digital camera includes a sensor movement type shake correction mechanism that performs a sensor movement operation of moving an image sensor in a direction to cancel a shake. A characteristic data acquisition unit acquires optical characteristic data corresponding to optical characteristics of an imaging optical system of a lens unit mounted on a body mount. A determination unit determines whether or not adaptive optical characteristic data that can be handled by an image correction unit that performs image correction based on the optical characteristic data can be acquired. An operation deciding unit prohibits a shift operation which is at least a part of a sensor movement operation in an uncorrectable state where the image correction based on the adaptive optical characteristic data is not possible since the adaptive optical characteristic data cannot be acquired.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2020
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Koichi TANAKA, Akihiro UCHIDA, Kenkichi HAYASHI, Seiichi IZAWA, Hideo KOBAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20200225504
    Abstract: A lens interchangeable digital camera includes an image sensor in which a subject image is formed on an imaging surface through an imaging optical system including a zoom lens and a sensor movement type shake correction mechanism that performs a sensor movement operation of moving the image sensor in a direction to cancel a shake. A zoom operation determination unit determines whether or not a zoom operation in which the zoom lens moves is being performed. In a case where the zoom operation determination unit determines that the zoom operation is being performed, an operation deciding unit prohibits a shift operation which is at least a part of a sensor movement operation which is allowed while the zoom operation is stopped.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2020
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Akihiro UCHIDA, Koichi TANAKA, Kenkichi HAYASHI, Hideo KOBAYASHI, Seiichi IZAWA
  • Publication number: 20200228725
    Abstract: An imaging device acquires a focal length of an imaging lens; and in performing of zoom tracking control to change a state of the focus lens of the imaging lens according to the acquired focal length, in a case where a change of the acquired focal length is detected, varies a criterion in the zoom tracking control depending on whether autofocus is being executed or not.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2020
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Akihiro UCHIDA, Koichi TANAKA, Kenkichi HAYASHI, Shinichiro FUJIKI, Seiichi IZAWA
  • Patent number: 10699387
    Abstract: Provided are an image processing device, an imaging device, and an image processing method which are capable of obtaining a captured image with desired image quality. An image processing unit functioning as an image processing device includes a point image restoration processing unit that performs point image restoration processing using a restoration filter based on a point spread function of a lens unit on image data obtained from an imaging element through imaging of a subject using an imaging unit having the lens unit including a lens and the imaging element, and a determination unit that determines to perform the point image restoration processing using the point image restoration processing unit in a case where a modulation transfer function in a predetermined spatial frequency in which the point image restoration processing contributes is smaller than a threshold value. Here, the modulation transfer function is changed by an imaging condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Kenkichi Hayashi, Yousuke Naruse, Yasunobu Kishine
  • Publication number: 20200192210
    Abstract: The optical system having an imaging lens that images a first-plane and a second-plane which are discontinuous includes: a first-optical-system that images the first-plane; a second-optical-system that images the second-plane; and a common-optical-system that forms a subject image, which is incident through the first-optical-system, on the first-light-receiving-region of the image sensor and forms a subject image, which is incident through the second-optical-system, on the second-light-receiving-region of the image sensor. In the optical system, an angle of view, at which imaging is performed by the first-optical-system and the common-optical-system, overlaps with an angle of view, at which imaging is performed by the second-optical-system and the common-optical-system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2020
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuyoshi OKADA, Kenkichi HAYASHI, Yasunobu KISHINE
  • Patent number: 10594909
    Abstract: An image processing device, an image processing system, and an image processing method capable of easily correcting image deterioration caused by nonuniform optical characteristics around an optical axis of a lens according to a position in a rotational direction of a lens barrel are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Yousuke Naruse, Takashi Kunugise, Kenkichi Hayashi
  • Publication number: 20200036899
    Abstract: An imaging device includes: a lens-side suppression unit that moves an anti-vibration lens, which is provided in an interchangeable imaging lens mounted on an imaging device body including an imaging element, to a position, which is determined according to a detection result of a detection unit detecting vibration applied to a device, to suppress an influence of the vibration on a subject image; an imaging element-side suppression unit that moves the imaging element to suppress a shift in an angle of view caused by the movement of the anti-vibration lens; and a control unit that performs control on the lens-side suppression unit to limit a movable range of the anti-vibration lens, which is moved by the lens-side suppression unit, on the basis of the amount of the maximum shift in the angle of view caused by the movement of the imaging element performed by the imaging element-side suppression unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2019
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Koichi TANAKA, Seiichi IZAWA, Akihiro UCHIDA, Hideo KOBAYASHI, Kenkichi HAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20200026160
    Abstract: An imaging device includes: an imaging device body including an imaging element that receives reflected light representing a subject as a subject image, and a body-side suppression unit that suppresses an influence of vibration, which is applied to a device, on the subject image on the basis of a detection result of a detection unit detecting the vibration; and a control unit performing control on the body-side suppression unit to suppress the influence with a limit that is a degree for limiting the suppression of the influence performed by the body-side suppression unit and is determined according to information about an interchangeable imaging lens mounted on the imaging device body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2019
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Hideo KOBAYASHI, Kenkichi HAYASHI, Koichi TANAKA, Akihiro UCHIDA, Seiichi IZAWA
  • Publication number: 20200029021
    Abstract: An imaging device includes: a suppression unit that moves an anti-vibration element to a position, which is determined according to a detection result of a detection unit detecting vibration applied to the device, to suppress an influence of the vibration on a subject image; and a control unit that performs control on a display unit to display the subject image as a video image and performs control on the suppression unit to center the anti-vibration element while a visibility-obstruction phenomenon, which is predetermined as a phenomenon where the visual recognition of a shift in an angle of view caused by the centering of the anti-vibration element can be obstructed, occurs in a state where an operation for displaying the video image by the display unit is being performed and an operation for suppressing the influence by the suppression unit is being performed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Akihiro UCHIDA, Kenkichi HAYASHI, Hideo KOBAYASHI, Seiichi IZAWA, Koichi TANAKA
  • Publication number: 20190378259
    Abstract: Provided are an image-processing system, an image-processing device, an image-processing method, and an image-processing program capable of appropriately inspecting, measuring, or recognizing targets by using a plurality of imaging units even in a case where there is an individual difference in performance of each imaging unit. An image correction-processing unit that individually acquires pieces of image data from a first camera and a second camera to individually correct image deterioration caused by each of the cameras by pieces of image-processing and an inspection processing unit that individually acquires the pieces of image data after the correction from the image correction-processing unit to individually inspect imaged targets by pieces of image-processing are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2019
    Publication date: December 12, 2019
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Kenkichi HAYASHI, Yosuke NARUSE, Yasunobu KISHINE