Patents by Inventor Kentaro Kogure

Kentaro Kogure 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: 10937124
    Abstract: An information processing device according to one embodiment of the present invention includes: a setting unit that sets a pattern used for outputting a partial image obtained from an omnidirectional image in accordance with the number and a position of at least one region of interest obtained from the omnidirectional image, which is a captured image captured by using a fisheye lens; an extract unit that, in accordance with a pattern set by the setting unit, cuts out a partial image including the region of interest from the omnidirectional image; a correction unit that performs a distortion correction process on the partial image cut out by the extract unit; and an output unit that, in accordance with the pattern set by the setting unit, outputs the partial image on which the distortion correction process has been performed by the correction unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Kentaro Kogure
  • Patent number: 10880486
    Abstract: An image pickup apparatus aims to control an illuminating part so as to obtain an image of good visibility irrespectively of a state of a zooming operation under dark environment. The image pickup apparatus has an image pickup part including a zoom lens, and a lens driving part configured to drive the zoom lens in an optical axis direction. The image pickup apparatus is capable of performing shooting by using an illuminating part configured to irradiate a subject with light. The image pickup apparatus comprises a control unit configured to control a dimming speed of the illuminating part according to drive information of the zoom lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Kentaro Kogure
  • Patent number: 10863090
    Abstract: A control apparatus obtains the moving speed of an object, and controls, based on the moving speed of the object, an image capturing unit configured to capture the object such that first image capturing for performing image capturing without following the object or second image capturing for performing image capturing while following the object is performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Kentaro Kogure
  • Publication number: 20190197660
    Abstract: An information processing device according to one embodiment of the present invention includes: a setting unit that sets a pattern used for outputting a partial image obtained from an omnidirectional image in accordance with the number and a position of at least one region of interest obtained from the omnidirectional image, which is a captured image captured by using a fisheye lens; an extract unit that, in accordance with a pattern set by the setting unit, cuts out a partial image including the region of interest from the omnidirectional image; a correction unit that performs a distortion correction process on the partial image cut out by the extract unit; and an output unit that, in accordance with the pattern set by the setting unit, outputs the partial image on which the distortion correction process has been performed by the correction unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2018
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Inventor: Kentaro Kogure
  • Publication number: 20190158752
    Abstract: An image pickup apparatus aims to control an illuminating part so as to obtain an image of good visibility irrespectively of a state of a zooming operation under dark environment. The image pickup apparatus has an image pickup part including a zoom lens, and a lens driving part configured to drive the zoom lens in an optical axis direction. The image pickup apparatus is capable of performing shooting by using an illuminating part configured to irradiate a subject with light. The image pickup apparatus comprises a control unit configured to control a dimming speed of the illuminating part according to drive information of the zoom lens.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2018
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventor: Kentaro Kogure
  • Publication number: 20190124264
    Abstract: A control apparatus obtains the moving speed of an object, and controls, based on the moving speed of the object, an image capturing unit configured to capture the object such that first image capturing for performing image capturing without following the object or second image capturing for performing image capturing while following the object is performed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2018
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Inventor: Kentaro Kogure
  • Patent number: 10230885
    Abstract: An imaging apparatus that communicate with an external apparatus through a network includes an imaging optical system; an imaging unit that captures an image of an object by the imaging optical system; an optical filter; an inserting and removing unit that inserts and removes the optical filter into and from an optical path of the imaging optical system; a receiving unit that receives an adjustment command from the external apparatus through the network, the command including individual adjustment values respectively for insertion and removal of the optical filter into and form the optical path; an automatically determining unit that, based on one of the adjustment values, automatically determines the other adjustment value in the adjustment command; and a control unit that controls the inserting and removing unit based on the one adjustment value received by the receiving unit and the other adjustment value determined by the automatically determining unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yutaka Suzuki, Kentaro Kogure
  • Publication number: 20170347012
    Abstract: An imaging apparatus that communicate with an external apparatus through a network includes an imaging optical system; an imaging unit that captures an image of an object by the imaging optical system; an optical filter; an inserting and removing unit that inserts and removes the optical filter into and from an optical path of the imaging optical system; a receiving unit that receives an adjustment command from the external apparatus through the network, the command including individual adjustment values respectively for insertion and removal of the optical filter into and form the optical path; an automatically determining unit that, based on one of the adjustment values, automatically determines the other adjustment value in the adjustment command; and a control unit that controls the inserting and removing unit based on the one adjustment value received by the receiving unit and the other adjustment value determined by the automatically determining unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2017
    Publication date: November 30, 2017
    Inventors: Yutaka Suzuki, Kentaro Kogure
  • Patent number: 9769369
    Abstract: An imaging apparatus that communicate with an external apparatus through a network includes an imaging optical system; an imaging unit that captures an image of an object by the imaging optical system; an optical filter; an inserting and removing unit that inserts and removes the optical filter into and from an optical path of the imaging optical system; a receiving unit that receives an adjustment command from the external apparatus through the network, the command including individual adjustment values respectively for insertion and removal of the optical filter into and form the optical path; an automatically determining unit that, based on one of the adjustment values, automatically determines the other adjustment value in the adjustment command; and a control unit that controls the inserting and removing unit based on the one adjustment value received by the receiving unit and the other adjustment value determined by the automatically determining unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yutaka Suzuki, Kentaro Kogure
  • Patent number: 9526791
    Abstract: A problem to be solved by the present invention is to provide a peptide compound for producing a drug delivery carrier capable of releasing a target substance in a weakly acidic pH environment. The present invention provides a peptide compound comprising a hydrophilic amino acid block and a hydrophobic amino acid block; [1] the peptide compound containing 24 to 36 amino acids in total; [2] the hydrophilic amino acid block containing 4 to 10 amino acids in total and having an average hydropathy index of ?3.0 to ?1.0; and [3] the hydrophobic amino acid block containing 20 to 32 amino acids in total, containing one or more His residues, and having an average hydropathy index of 1.0 to 2.5.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: Taiho Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kentaro Kogure, Susumu Hama
  • Patent number: 9186389
    Abstract: The present invention provides a nanoparticle and cell delivery agent, capable of releasing a target substance in a weakly acidic pH environment. Specifically, the present invention provides a nanoparticle comprising a peptide and a particle-forming component, the particle-forming component forming a liposome or a micelle, the peptide having a sequence with 2 to 8 units starting with His (histidine) and ending with an acidic amino acid, wherein each of the units may be identical or different.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: Taiho Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kentaro Kogure, Susumu Hama
  • Publication number: 20150250893
    Abstract: A problem to be solved by the present invention is to provide a peptide compound for producing a drug delivery carrier capable of releasing a target substance in a weakly acidic pH environment. The present invention provides a peptide compound comprising a hydrophilic amino acid block and a hydrophobic amino acid block; [1] the peptide compound containing 24 to 36 amino acids in total; [2] the hydrophilic amino acid block containing 4 to 10 amino acids in total and having an average hydropathy index of ?3.0 to ?1.0; and [3] the hydrophobic amino acid block containing 20 to 32 amino acids in total, containing one or more His residues, and having an average hydropathy index of 1.0 to 2.5.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2013
    Publication date: September 10, 2015
    Applicant: Taiho Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kentaro Kogure, Susumu Hama
  • Patent number: 9113117
    Abstract: An image-taking apparatus changes a switching threshold value for switching between a color mode and a monochrome mode according to a maximum gain value set by a maximum gain setting unit so that switching between the color and monochrome modes can be optimally performed regardless of setting of the maximum gain value. The image-taking apparatus includes a threshold value correction unit configured to correct the switching threshold value according to the maximum gain value. The threshold value correction unit sets the switching threshold value with the maximum gain value set larger than an initial value to be smaller than the switching threshold value with the maximum gain value set smaller than the initial value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takamichi Nakata, Kentaro Kogure
  • Publication number: 20150138368
    Abstract: An imaging apparatus that communicate with an external apparatus through a network includes an imaging optical system; an imaging unit that captures an image of an object by the imaging optical system; an optical filter; an inserting and removing unit that inserts and removes the optical filter into and from an optical path of the imaging optical system; a receiving unit that receives an adjustment command from the external apparatus through the network, the command including individual adjustment values respectively for insertion and removal of the optical filter into and form the optical path; an automatically determining unit that, based on one of the adjustment values, automatically determines the other adjustment value in the adjustment command; and a control unit that controls the inserting and removing unit based on the one adjustment value received by the receiving unit and the other adjustment value determined by the automatically determining unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Yutaka Suzuki, Kentaro Kogure
  • Patent number: 8946380
    Abstract: With the aim of providing a liposome, having a hydrophilic polymer introduced into the outer surface of the liposome membrane, which is a liposome capable of allowing the liposome-entrapped substance to escape from the endosome and be released into the cytoplasm, a liposome membrane component bound to the peptide shown by (a) or (b) below and a liposome membrane component bound to one end of a hydrophilic polymer the other end of which is bound to the peptide shown by (a) or (b) below are included in the liposome: (a) a peptide comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO:1; (b) a peptide comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO:1 with 1 or more amino acids deleted, replaced or added therein, and capable of fusing lipid membranes with one another under acidic conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Japan Science and Technology Agency
    Inventors: Kentaro Kogure, Shiroh Futaki, Hideyoshi Harashima, Shigetada Chaki
  • Patent number: 8937676
    Abstract: A video processing method includes calculating mean values with respect to x coordinate value and y coordinate value of vertices that define a corresponding area, which is obtained when a designated area in spherical coordinates is projected on an xy coordinate plane that represents a captured image, and superimposing a mask image R on the captured image in such a way as to bring a point G having an x coordinate value and a y coordinate value identical to the calculated mean values with respect to the x coordinate value and the y coordinate value into coincidence with a point defined by a midpoint in the height direction and a midpoint in the width direction of the mask image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Kentaro Kogure
  • Patent number: 8920845
    Abstract: It is intended to provide a method whereby various kinds of microcapsules, which are usable in, for example, a gene vector, can be produced in a small amount. This production method comprises: feeding a fluid containing a substance to be encapsulated into at lease one (13) of material-feeding microchannels in a substrate in which these material-feeding microchannels (12, 13, 14) and a reaction microchannel (18) connected to these material-feeding microchannels are formed; feeding an envelop-forming fluid containing a material for forming envelopes into at least one of the other material-feeding microchannels (12, 14); and allowing the envelope-forming fluid and the fluid containing the encapsulated substance that converge in the reaction microchannel from each material-feeding microchannel to flow through the reaction microchannel while continuously maintaining the interface between the fluids formed at the confluence thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: National University Corporation Nagoya University
    Inventors: Yoshinobu Baba, Manabu Tokeshi, Noritada Kaji, Hideyoshi Harashima, Kentaro Kogure, Yasuo Shinohara, Hiroshi Kuramoto
  • Publication number: 20140044778
    Abstract: The present invention provides a nanoparticle and cell induction agent, capable of releasing a target substance in a weakly acidic pH environment. Specifically, the present invention provides a nanoparticle comprising a peptide and a particle-forming component, the particle-forming component forming a liposome or a micelle, the peptide having a sequence with 2 to 8 units starting with His (histidine) and ending with an acidic amino acid, wherein each of the units may be identical or different.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2012
    Publication date: February 13, 2014
    Applicant: TAIHO PHARMACEUTICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kentaro Kogure, Susumu Hama
  • Patent number: 8592210
    Abstract: With the object of providing a liposome having cellular and nuclear entry ability, to achieve this object, a liposome is provided having on its surface a peptide comprising multiple consecutive arginine residues, and specifically a liposome is provided wherein the peptide is modified with a hydrophobic group or hydrophobic compound and the hydrophobic group or hydrophobic compound is inserted into a lipid bilayer so that the peptide is exposed on the surface of the bilayer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: Japan Science and Technology Agency
    Inventors: Hideyoshi Harashima, Shiroh Futaki, Kentaro Kogure
  • Publication number: 20120105702
    Abstract: A video processing method includes calculating mean values with respect to x coordinate value and y coordinate value of vertices that define a corresponding area, which is obtained when a designated area in spherical coordinates is projected on an xy coordinate plane that represents a captured image, and superimposing a mask image R on the captured image in such a way as to bring a point G having an x coordinate value and a y coordinate value identical to the calculated mean values with respect to the x coordinate value and the y coordinate value into coincidence with a point defined by a midpoint in the height direction and a midpoint in the width direction of the mask image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2011
    Publication date: May 3, 2012
    Applicant: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Kentaro Kogure