Patents by Inventor Kikuo Kazama

Kikuo Kazama 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: 20200329202
    Abstract: An image capturing apparatus comprising: an image capturing unit; a driving unit for moving an image capturing direction; a first detection unit; a second detection unit; a sound input unit including a plurality of microphones; a third detection unit; and a control unit, wherein the control unit determines microphones of the sound input unit, based on the direction of the user detected by the first detection unit and the movement of the image capturing apparatus detected by the second detection unit, wherein the third detection unit detects a direction of a sound source of the voice collected by microphones, and wherein, in a case where the third detection unit has detected the direction of the sound source of the voice, the control unit controls the driving unit to move the image capturing direction of the image capturing unit to direct toward the direction of the sound source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2020
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Inventors: Yusuke Toriumi, Kikuo Kazama, Ryosuke Sato, Yuki Tsujimoto
  • Publication number: 20200304718
    Abstract: An image capturing apparatus including an image capturing unit capable of moving its imaging direction and a sound input unit including a plurality of microphones, a sound source direction detecting unit which detects a sound source direction based on sound data from the sound input unit, a control unit which performs processing related to image capturing, and, a vibration detecting unit which detects a vibration due to a contact on a housing of the image capturing apparatus, wherein, in a case where a vibration due to a contact is detected, the sound source direction detecting unit detects a direction of sound due to the contact, the control unit estimates a position of the contact on the housing, and the control unit sets the imaging direction of the image capturing unit to a direction based on the estimated position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2020
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Inventors: Yusuke Toriumi, Kikuo Kazama, Nobuhiko Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10715736
    Abstract: An image capturing apparatus including an image capturing unit capable of moving its imaging direction and a sound input unit including a plurality of microphones, a sound source direction detecting unit which detects a sound source direction based on sound data from the sound input unit, a control unit which performs processing related to image capturing, and, a vibration detecting unit which detects a vibration due to a contact on a housing of the image capturing apparatus, wherein, in a case where a vibration due to a contact is detected, the sound source direction detecting unit detects a direction of sound due to the contact, the control unit estimates a position of the contact on the housing, and the control unit sets the imaging direction of the image capturing unit to a direction based on the estimated position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yusuke Toriumi, Kikuo Kazama, Nobuhiko Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20190306401
    Abstract: An image capturing apparatus including an image capturing unit capable of moving its imaging direction and a sound input unit including a plurality of microphones, a sound source direction detecting unit which detects a sound source direction based on sound data from the sound input unit, a control unit which performs processing related to image capturing, and, a vibration detecting unit which detects a vibration due to a contact on a housing of the image capturing apparatus, wherein, in a case where a vibration due to a contact is detected, the sound source direction detecting unit detects a direction of sound due to the contact, the control unit estimates a position of the contact on the housing, and the control unit sets the imaging direction of the image capturing unit to a direction based on the estimated position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Inventors: Yusuke Toriumi, Kikuo Kazama, Nobuhiko Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20110216207
    Abstract: A display control unit for displaying an image on a display screen displays a viewing video image on the display screen which a user observes. A control unit switches the image displayed on the display screen from the view video image to an image for capturing, prepared by an image sensing apparatus, corresponding to receiving a capturing preparation signal from the image sensing apparatus via a communication unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2011
    Publication date: September 8, 2011
    Applicant: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Kikuo Kazama
  • Patent number: 7643980
    Abstract: An electromagnetic field analysis apparatus includes an information input device configured to input information as to wirings and components of an analysis object and a modeling device configured to generate a simulation model of the analysis object based on the inputted information as to wirings and components of the analysis object. A model simplification device simplifies the simulation model into a simplified simulation model by dividing the analysis object according to the simulation model into a plurality of cells and thinning out, when a plurality of elements are included in a cell, the plurality of elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2010
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kikuo Kazama, Hideji Miyanishi, Kazumasa Aoki, Toshinobu Shoji, Kenji Motohashi
  • Patent number: 7598747
    Abstract: A noise injection apparatus for injecting noise to a printed circuit board is disclosed that includes a signal generator that generates noise, a coaxial cable having one end connected to an output of the signal generator, and a probe that is connected to another end of the coaxial cable and is configured to convey the noise generated by the signal generator to a power supply and a ground pin of a device element of the printed circuit board via the coaxial cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2009
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kenji Motohashi, Hideji Miyanishi, Kazumasa Aoki, Toshinobu Shoji, Kikuo Kazama
  • Patent number: 7355413
    Abstract: A testing method for measuring electromagnetic interference of a noise on a to-be-tested printed circuit board, has the steps of: a) injecting a signal simulating an expected noise of a predetermined device mounted on the to-be-tested printed circuit board, into the to-be-tested printed circuit board, in a condition in which at least the predetermined device is not actually mounted on the to-be-tested printed circuit board; and b) measuring electromagnetic interference of the signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2008
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kenji Motohashi, Hideji Miyanishi, Kazumasa Aoki, Toshinobu Shoji, Kikuo Kazama
  • Publication number: 20070178760
    Abstract: A noise injection apparatus for injecting noise to a printed circuit board is disclosed that includes a signal generator that generates noise, a coaxial cable having one end connected to an output of the signal generator, and a probe that is connected to another end of the coaxial cable and is configured to convey the noise generated by the signal generator to a power supply and a ground pin of a device element of the printed circuit board via the coaxial cable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2007
    Publication date: August 2, 2007
    Inventors: Kenji Motohashi, Hideji Miyanishi, Kazumasa Aoki, Toshinobu Shoji, Kikuo Kazama
  • Publication number: 20060181287
    Abstract: A testing method for measuring electromagnetic interference of a noise on a to-be-tested printed circuit board, has the steps of: a) injecting a signal simulating an expected noise of a predetermined device mounted on the to-be-tested printed circuit board, into the to-be-tested printed circuit board, in a condition in which at least the predetermined device is not actually mounted on the to-be-tested printed circuit board; and b) measuring electromagnetic interference of the signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2006
    Publication date: August 17, 2006
    Inventors: Kenji Motohashi, Hideji Miyanishi, Kazumasa Aoki, Toshinobu Shoji, Kikuo Kazama
  • Publication number: 20060173662
    Abstract: An electromagnetic field analysis apparatus includes an information input device configured to input information regarding wirings and components of an analysis object and a modeling device configured to generate a simulation model of the analysis object based on the inputted information regarding the wirings and the components of the analysis object. A model simplification device simplifies the simulation model into a simplified simulation model by dividing the analysis object according to the simulation model into a plurality of cells and thinning out, when a plurality of elements are included in a cell, the plurality of elements included in the cell such that difference between a calculation result of an electromagnetic field distribution of the analysis object according to the simplified simulation model and a measurement result of actual electromagnetic field distribution of the analysis object is minimal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2006
    Publication date: August 3, 2006
    Inventors: Kikuo Kazama, Hideji Miyanishi, Kazumasa Aoki, Toshinobu Shoji, Kenji Motohashi