Patents by Inventor Kenzaburo SEKI

Kenzaburo SEKI 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: 20190158732
    Abstract: The present technology relates to an imaging device, an imaging method, and a program which are capable of setting a resolution based on a distance to a subject. A control unit which changes a resolution of a captured image on the basis of distance information, corresponding to the captured image, regarding a detected distance to a subject included in the image is included. The control unit changes a resolution of a portion of a region of the captured image on the basis of the distance information. The portion of the region is a region distant from another region. The control unit changes the resolution of the portion of the region such that the portion of the region becomes higher than a resolution of another region. The control unit sets a resolution of the subject to be high in a case in which the distance to the subject is longer than a predetermined reference, and sets the resolution of the subject to be low in a case in which the distance to the subject is smaller than the predetermined reference.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2017
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuhiro SHIMAUCHI, Kenzaburo SEKI, Tetsuya SHIMODA, Yasuyoshi KUWAZOE, Yuta NAKAO, Takashi KOHASHI
  • Patent number: 10244158
    Abstract: There is provided an image sensor including: a control unit configured to control pixels in a manner that a readout of a focus pixel signal from a focus detection pixel used for focusing and a readout of a main pixel signal from a pixel used for image generation are conducted independently; and an output unit configured to output the focus pixel signal and the main pixel signal independently from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shinichi Fujii, Daisuke Miyakoshi, Kenzaburo Seki, Mitsuaki Kita
  • Publication number: 20190082124
    Abstract: [Object] To provide an information processing device and an information processing method that can further shorten a time taken to perform processes related to an output of a captured image. [Solution] Provided is an information processing device including a processing unit configured to process each piece of first data transferred with a first data density and second data transferred with a second data density that is different from the first data density based on pixel signals output from each of a plurality of pixels. The processing unit executes at least one of processing of outputting an image based on the first data and image-processing on the second data based on the first data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2018
    Publication date: March 14, 2019
    Inventor: Kenzaburo Seki
  • Patent number: 10104316
    Abstract: [Object] To provide an information processing device and an information processing method that can further shorten a time taken to perform processes related to an output of a captured image. [Solution] Provided is an information processing device including a processing unit configured to process each piece of first data transferred with a first data density and second data transferred with a second data density that is different from the first data density based on pixel signals output from each of a plurality of pixels. The processing unit executes at least one of processing of outputting an image based on the first data and image-processing on the second data based on the first data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Kenzaburo Seki
  • Publication number: 20180278858
    Abstract: An imaging device includes: a plurality of pixel units each of which includes a single read terminal and two or more pixels; and a controller that performs read operation with respect to each of the pixel units and starts, in each unit period, the read operation with respect to the predetermined number of the pixel units out of the plurality of the pixel units. The read operation includes sequentially reading pixel signals from the two or more pixels through the read terminal at a rate of one pixel every unit period.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2015
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Inventors: KENZABURO SEKI, DAISUKE MIYAKOSHI
  • Publication number: 20180077337
    Abstract: There is provided an image sensor including: a control unit configured to control pixels in a manner that a readout of a focus pixel signal from a focus detection pixel used for focusing and a readout of a main pixel signal from a pixel used for image generation are conducted independently; and an output unit configured to output the focus pixel signal and the main pixel signal independently from each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2016
    Publication date: March 15, 2018
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shinichi FUJII, Daisuke MIYAKOSHI, Kenzaburo SEKI, Mitsuaki KITA