Patents by Inventor Koji Yano

Koji Yano 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: 11995873
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an image processing apparatus and an image processing method each capable of reducing image quality deterioration. A connection component constituted by points that are included in a point group representing a three-dimensional structure, located adjacent to each other, and projected in an identical direction is projected on a two-dimensional plane in a plurality of directions to generate patches in the respective directions. A frame image where the generated patches in the respective directions are arranged is coded. For example, the present disclosure is applicable to an information processing apparatus, an image processing apparatus, an electronic apparatus, an information processing method, a program, or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2024
    Assignee: SONY GROUP CORPORATION
    Inventors: Satoru Kuma, Ohji Nakagami, Koji Yano, Tsuyoshi Kato
  • Patent number: 11991348
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an information processing device and a method capable of suppressing a reduction in encoding efficiency of point cloud data. As for a point cloud representing an object having a three-dimensional shape as a point group, position information of a point to be processed is predicted on the basis of position information of a reference point, position information of a prediction point is generated, a difference between the generated position information of the prediction point and the position information of the point to be processed is derived, the derived difference is encoded, and a bitstream is generated. The present disclosure may be applied to, for example, an information processing device, an electronic device, an information processing method, a program or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignee: SONY GROUP CORPORATION
    Inventors: Koji Yano, Hiroyuki Yasuda, Tsuyoshi Kato, Satoru Kuma, Ohji Nakagami
  • Publication number: 20240162750
    Abstract: A charging system that performs power supply suitable for charging a capacitor of a portable terminal without being limited by the power supply capability of an external power source. The charging system includes a charging device that charges the portable terminal with power from an external power source such as a personal computer. This charging device includes a secondary battery and a power transmission coil. The charging device also includes a power supply control unit that performs: control of charging of the secondary battery with power from an external power source; and control of charging of the capacitor of the portable terminal via the power transmission coil with power from the secondary battery.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2022
    Publication date: May 16, 2024
    Applicant: DENSO WAVE INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Hiroshi HISHIDA, Akihiro SUGIURA, Koji KONOSU, Kouichi YANO, Takeshi MIWA
  • Patent number: 11977693
    Abstract: A position indicator that is used with a position detection device including a position detection sensor, the position indicator including a first function module and a second function module. The first function module includes a core body that, in operation, is brought into contact with an input surface for position detection in the position detection sensor, and a position detection signal transmission circuit, in operation, that transmits a position detection signal to the position detection sensor. The second function module includes a first function circuit that, in operation, generates characteristic selection information corresponding to a characteristic of the core body or a characteristic of the input surface and transmits the characteristic selection information, or a second function circuit that, in operation, generates a stimulus corresponding to the characteristic selection information such that a user who is holding the position indicator audibly or tactilely perceives the stimulus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2023
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignee: Wacom Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Nobutaka Ide, Koji Yano, Takahiko Hoen, Mu-Tzu Chen, Tadakuni Tsubota
  • Publication number: 20240129529
    Abstract: There is provided an image processing device and method capable of suppressing an increase in the amount of coding. A spraying attribute projection image, which is used for spraying for adding an attribute to a geometry in the reconstruction of 3D data in a three-dimensional space, is generated by projecting an attribute of 3D data representing an object in a three-dimensional shape onto a two-dimensional plane independently of the projection of the geometry of the 3D data onto the two-dimensional plane, and coding is performed on a frame image in which the spraying attribute projection image is disposed. The present disclosure can be applied to, for example, an image processing device, an electronic device, an image processing method, or a program or the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2022
    Publication date: April 18, 2024
    Applicant: Sony Group Corporation
    Inventors: Kao HAYASHI, Satoru KUMA, Ohji NAKAGAMI, Tsuyoshi KATO, Koji YANO
  • Publication number: 20240129555
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an image processing apparatus and a method that enable decoding of encoded data of an octree in various processing orders. The octree corresponding to point cloud data is encoded after the context is initialized for each layer of the octree. Further, a breadth-first order or a depth-first order is selected as the decoding order for the encoded data of the octree corresponding to point cloud data, and the encoded data is decoded in the selected decoding order. The present disclosure can be applied to an image processing apparatus, an electronic apparatus, an image processing method, a program, or the like, for example.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2023
    Publication date: April 18, 2024
    Inventors: KOJI YANO, TSUYOSHI KATO, SATORU KUMA, OHJI NAKAGAMI
  • Publication number: 20240120867
    Abstract: A motor control method for transferring an object to be transferred by a moving object that moves by driving of a motor in a substrate processing apparatus, includes: a data acquisition process of acquiring, at different times, pieces of drive data which relate to the driving of the motor and vary with heat generation of the motor; and a transfer process of transferring the object to be transferred by controlling current to be supplied to the motor, based on each of the pieces of drive data, to compensate for displacement of the object to be transferred from a target transfer position due to the heat generation of the motor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2023
    Publication date: April 11, 2024
    Inventors: Youichi MASAKI, Mitsuteru YANO, Eiichi SEKIMOTO, Tsuyoshi OTSUKA, Akihiro TERAMOTO, Teppei ITO, Koji TAKAYANAGI
  • Patent number: 11955513
    Abstract: A semiconductor device has a super junction structure and includes a first semiconductor layer of the second conductive type disposed on the first column region and the second column region, a second semiconductor layer of the first conductive type disposed on the first semiconductor layer, a first semiconductor region of the first conductive type that is electrically connected to the first electrode and is disposed in a surface layer portion of the second semiconductor layer to be separated from the first semiconductor layer, and a second semiconductor region of the second conductive type that is electrically connected to the second electrode and that is disposed at least in the surface layer portion of the second semiconductor layer to be separated from the first semiconductor region and is electrically connected to the first semiconductor layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignees: NISSHINBO MICRO DEVICES INC., UNIVERSITY OF YAMANASHI
    Inventors: Makoto Hashimoto, Koji Yano, Naohiro Shimizu
  • Publication number: 20240114799
    Abstract: A piezoelectric substrate according to the present disclosure includes: a base body; an electrode formed at the base body; and a piezoelectric layer formed at the electrode and containing potassium, sodium, and niobium. A value of IR2/IR1 obtained by dividing an integrated intensity IR2 at a peak 2 by an integrated intensity IR1 at a peak 1, when a surface of the piezoelectric layer is measured by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, is less than 0.086. Here, the peak 1 has a strongest area intensity among peaks detected at wavenumbers of 475 cm?1 to 700 cm?1, and the peak 2 has an area intensity that is a sum of area intensities of peaks detected at wavenumbers of 1200 cm?1 to 1645 cm?1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2023
    Publication date: April 4, 2024
    Inventors: Yoshiki YANO, Koji OHASHI, Yasuaki HAMADA, Kazuya KITADA
  • Patent number: 11948337
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to image processing apparatus and method that can prevent a reduction in image quality. Geometry data that is a frame image having arranged thereon a projected image obtained by projecting 3D data representing a three-dimensional structure on a two-dimensional plane and includes a special value indicating occupancy map information in a range is generated. The generated geometry data is encoded. Further, the encoded data on the geometry data is decoded, and a depth value indicating a position of the 3D data and the occupancy map information are extracted from the decoded geometry data. The present disclosure is applicable to, for example, an information processing apparatus, an image processing apparatus, electronic equipment, an information processing method, or a program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Satoru Kuma, Ohji Nakagami, Hiroyuki Yasuda, Koji Yano, Tsuyoshi Kato
  • Patent number: 11943457
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing apparatus, an image processing apparatus, an encoding device, a decoding device, an information processing method, and a program that facilitate scalable decoding of attribute information. Regarding the attribute information about a point cloud representing a three-dimensional object, a process of classifying the respective points of the point cloud into prediction points that are the points at which difference values between the attribute information and predicted values are left, and reference points that are the points at which the attribute information is referred to during derivation of the predicted values is recursively repeated on the reference points, so that the attribute information is hierarchized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: SONY GROUP CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi Kato, Satoru Kuma, Ohji Nakagami, Hiroyuki Yasuda, Koji Yano
  • Patent number: 11922579
    Abstract: There is provided an image processing apparatus and an image processing method that are capable of suppressing an increase in loads when a point cloud is generated from a mesh. Point cloud data is generated by positioning points at intersection points between a surface of a mesh and vectors each including, as a start origin, position coordinates corresponding to a specified resolution. For example, intersection determination is performed between the surface of the mesh and each of the vectors, and in a case where the surface and the vector are determined to intersect each other, the coordinates of the intersection point are calculated. The present disclosure can be applied to an image processing apparatus, electronic equipment, an image processing method, a program, or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ohji Nakagami, Koji Yano, Satoru Kuma, Tsuyoshi Kato, Hiroyuki Yasuda
  • Patent number: 11924402
    Abstract: To provide an information processing apparatus, an information processing method, and a program for restraining a burden on a user who observes a three-dimensional image. Therefore, a display control unit performs display control to cause a three-dimensional image to be displayed so that a first plane surface parallel to a horizontal plane in a real space is observed in an area based on a distance between a lower end and an upper end of a display surface on which a display unit displays the three-dimensional image and an angle between the horizontal plane and the display surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: SONY GROUP CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuki Yokoyama, Koji Aoyama, Tomoya Yano
  • Patent number: 11915390
    Abstract: There is provided an image processing device and a method capable of suppressing lowering of image quality. Correction information that is information regarding correction of 3D data representing a three-dimensional structure constructed using 2D data representing a two-dimensional image is generated, and the generated correction information is coded. Furthermore, coded data of correction information that is information regarding correction of 3D data representing a three-dimensional structure constructed using 2D data representing a two-dimensional image is decoded, and 3D data is constructed using the 2D data and correction information generated by decoding coded data of the correction information. The present disclosure can be applied to, for example, an information processing device, an image processing device, an electronic apparatus, an information processing method, a program, or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: SONY GROUP CORPORATION
    Inventors: Satoru Kuma, Ohji Nakagami, Koji Yano, Tsuyoshi Kato
  • Patent number: 11917201
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an information processing apparatus and an information generation method that enable suppression of deterioration in subjective quality of a point cloud. There is generated an occupancyMap indicating, for each local area of a frame image, presence or absence of a projection image of a point cloud on a two-dimensional plane in accordance with a positional relationship of points in a three-dimensional space, while the point cloud represents an object having a three-dimensional shape as a set of the points. The present disclosure can be applied to, for example, an information processing apparatus, an encoding device, a decoding device, or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: SONY GROUP CORPORATION
    Inventors: Satoru Kuma, Ohji Nakagami, Tsuyoshi Kato, Koji Yano
  • Patent number: 11910026
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an image processing apparatus and a method that enable decoding of encoded data of an octree in various processing orders. The octree corresponding to point cloud data is encoded after the context is initialized for each layer of the octree. Further, a breadth-first order or a depth-first order is selected as the decoding order for the encoded data of the octree corresponding to point cloud data, and the encoded data is decoded in the selected decoding order. The present disclosure can be applied to an image processing apparatus, an electronic apparatus, an image processing method, a program, or the like, for example.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Koji Yano, Tsuyoshi Kato, Satoru Kuma, Ohji Nakagami
  • Publication number: 20240007668
    Abstract: There is provided an image processing device and an image processing method capable of suppressing reduction in access speed to decoding results stored in a storage area. Coded data is decoded to generate a video frame including geometry data and a video frame including attribute data, of a point cloud expressing a three-dimensional object as a set of points. Using table information associating each of a plurality of valid points of the point cloud with each of a plurality of successive small areas in a storage area, the geometry data and the attribute data of the plurality of valid points are stored in the small area of the storage area, associated with the valid point in the table information. The present disclosure can be applied to, for example, an image processing device, an electronic device, an image processing method, a program, or the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2021
    Publication date: January 4, 2024
    Applicant: Sony Group Corporation
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi KATO, Koji YANO
  • Publication number: 20230409288
    Abstract: A processing circuit according to an embodiment includes a plurality of logic gates in combination each of which is configured to probabilistically determine, based on signal values of one or two or more input nodes and output nodes at a certain time, signal values at at least one of the input nodes and the output nodes at a subsequent time, in which the processing circuit controls the signal values based on a relationship to be satisfied between at least some nodes of the input nodes and the output nodes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2023
    Publication date: December 21, 2023
    Applicants: TOHOKU UNIVERSITY, CANON MEDICAL SYSTEMS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takahiro HANYU, Naoya ONIZAWA, Seiichi SHIN, Hiroyuki FUJITA, Koji YANO
  • Publication number: 20230377100
    Abstract: A filter process is performed on point cloud data using a representative value of the point cloud data for each local region obtained by dividing a three-dimensional space. A two-dimensional plane image on which the point cloud data subjected to the filter process is projected is encoded, and a bitstream is generated. The present disclosure can be applied to, for example, an information processing apparatus, an image processing apparatus, electronic equipment, an information processing method, a program, or the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2023
    Publication date: November 23, 2023
    Applicant: Sony Group Corporation
    Inventors: Koji YANO, Tsuyoshi KATO, Satoru KUMA, Ohji NAKAGAMI
  • Publication number: 20230334705
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an image processing apparatus and method capable of reducing deterioration in quality of a point cloud. An angle image having, as a pixel value, information indicating an angular component of geometry data of a point cloud expressing a three-dimensional shaped object as a set of points is generated, and the generated angle image is encoded. Furthermore, encoded data is decoded to generate an angle image having, as a pixel value, information indicating an angular component of geometry data of a point cloud expressing a three-dimensional shaped object as a set of points, and the point cloud is constructed by using the generated angle image. The present disclosure can be applied to, for example, an image processing apparatus, an electronic device, an image processing method, a program, or the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2021
    Publication date: October 19, 2023
    Inventor: KOJI YANO