Patents by Inventor Mamoru Shinohara

Mamoru Shinohara 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: 7639279
    Abstract: A user can easily preview image data obtained by photography in a facility such as a theme park and an entertainment facility and can place an order on the image data during the stay in the facility. A service server stores the image data obtained by photography of the user by a photography system, by relating the image data to the user ID of the user. When the user instructs the service server to display the image data for preview via a communication apparatus, the service server sends the image data to a PDA via the communication apparatus. The user displays the image data on the PDA and can preview and edit the image data, and can place a printing order.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2009
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Mamoru Shinohara, Yoichi Nakamura, Hiroshi Yamaguchi, Jun Enomoto
  • Patent number: 7477841
    Abstract: In a system for providing a service to members of a group, a more complex form of the group can be flexibly and appropriately dealt with, and the service that is more convenient for the group can be provided. A group management database stores a group property, thereby a quantity of prints printed by a laboratory and information provided by a terminal can be determined based on the group property and the number of the members, for example. Furthermore, the group can be changed. In addition, security of image search can be set for the group by using the terminal. One of the members in charge of payment is registered for the group so that the member can collectively pay for the group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2009
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroshi Yamaguchi, Jun Enomoto, Mamoru Shinohara, Yoichi Nakamura
  • Patent number: 7468747
    Abstract: A subject user is photographed in a photographing system in a theme park. At this time, photographs are taken a plurality of times at a predetermined time interval. Further, an instruction is given to photograph a specified number of times according to a number of persons included in an image which will be photographed. It is judged whether or not persons included in a plurality of image data obtained by photographing have their eyes open. A single set of image data which is judged to include the persons with open eyes is sent to an image storage server and stored in the image storage server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2008
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Yoichi Nakamura, Hiroshi Yamaguchi, Jun Enomoto, Mamoru Shinohara
  • Patent number: 7456871
    Abstract: An image management system for managing image data obtained by the visitors to a theme park or similar facilities with their own imaging devices in the same manner as the image data obtained by the cameras installed in the facility. The subject user is photographed by the photographing system installed in the theme park to obtain first image data. At the same time, the user ID is obtained from the wireless tag carried by the subject user, which is related to the first image data and stored in the image storage server with the first image data. A second image data obtained by the subject user with a digital camera are also stored in the image storage server with the user ID being related to the second image data. The first and second image data are sorted and stored by each of the user IDs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2008
    Assignee: Fujifilm Corporation
    Inventors: Takayuki Iida, Jun Enomoto, Hiroshi Yamaguchi, Mamoru Shinohara, Yoichi Nakamura
  • Patent number: 7031500
    Abstract: A semiconductor apparatus, which comprises: a substrate having a transistor; a first electrode formed on the substrate and connected to the transistor; a second electrode formed on the substrate and electrically separated from the first electrode; and an insulating film formed on the substrate so as to cover the first electrode, wherein, when a plane of the insulating film which is not on a side of the substrate is taken as a first plane, a surface facing the first plane of the first electrode is taken as a first surface, and a surface facing the first plane of the second electrode is taken as a second surface, a distance between a surface of the substrate and the second surface is larger than a distance between the surface of the substrate and the first surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2006
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Mamoru Shinohara
  • Publication number: 20060056832
    Abstract: In a system for providing a service to members of a group, a more complex form of the group can be flexibly and appropriately dealt with, and the service that is more convenient for the group can be provided. A group management database stores a group property, thereby a quantity of prints printed by a laboratory and information provided by a terminal can be determined based on the group property and the number of the members, for example. Furthermore, the group can be changed. In addition, security of image search can be set for the group by using the terminal. One of the members in charge of payment is registered for the group so that the member can collectively pay for the group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2004
    Publication date: March 16, 2006
    Inventors: Hiroshi Yamaguchi, Jun Enomoto, Mamoru Shinohara, Yoichi Nakamura
  • Patent number: 6996340
    Abstract: Photography is automatically performed when a subject assumes expressions or poses that are considered to be desirable. Shapes that represent facial expressions of human subjects are repeatedly extracted from images, which are being imaged by a camera. Degrees of match between the extracted shapes and predetermined shapes are calculated. The subjects are photographed when the calculated degrees of match exceed a predetermined value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2006
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Yamaguchi, Jun Enomoto, Mamoru Shinohara, Yoichi Nakamura
  • Publication number: 20050093986
    Abstract: A user can easily preview image data obtained by photography in a facility such as a theme park and an entertainment facility and can place an order on the image data during the stay in the facility. A service server stores the image data obtained by photography of the user by a photography system, by relating the image data to the user ID of the user. When the user instructs the service server to display the image data for preview via a communication apparatus, the service server sends the image data to a PDA via the communication apparatus. The user displays the image data on the PDA and can preview and edit the image data, and can place a printing order.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2004
    Publication date: May 5, 2005
    Applicant: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Mamoru Shinohara, Yoichi Nakamura, Hiroshi Yamaguchi, Jun Enomoto
  • Publication number: 20040239776
    Abstract: A photographing control device controls an imaging device so that the imaging device obtains a still image of a subject when a movement analyzing device judges that the subject has become still.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2004
    Publication date: December 2, 2004
    Applicant: FUJI PHOTO FILM CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Mamoru Shinohara, Yoichi Nakamura, Hiroshi Yamaguchi, Jun Enomoto
  • Publication number: 20040239777
    Abstract: A subject user is photographed in a photographing system in a theme park. At this time, photographs are taken a plurality of times at a predetermined time interval. Further, an instruction is given to photograph a specified number of times according to a number of persons included in an image which will be photographed. It is judged whether or not persons included in a plurality of image data obtained by photographing have their eyes open. A single set of image data which is judged to include the persons with open eyes is sent to an image storage server and stored in the image storage server.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2004
    Publication date: December 2, 2004
    Applicant: FUJI PHOTO FILM CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoichi Nakamura, Hiroshi Yamaguchi, Jun Enomoto, Mamoru Shinohara
  • Publication number: 20040218058
    Abstract: Provision of synthesized images, in which images that have been photographed at a plurality of locations are favorably laid out according to the photography locations thereof, is enabled. Subjects who hold wireless tags, in which subject specifying data is recorded, are photographed by a plurality of photography units, which are provided at predetermined locations. At the time of photography, the subject specifying data is obtained from the wireless tags. The photographed images and the subject specifying data are transmitted together to a server, where they are stored. The server searches for image data sets from among image data sets stored therein, in which a predetermined subject is pictured, based on the subject specifying data. The server also searches for predetermined template data sets, based on the photography locations of the located image data sets. Synthesized images are generated by synthesizing the image data sets in predetermined layouts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2004
    Publication date: November 4, 2004
    Inventors: Hiroshi Yamaguchi, Jun Enomoto, Mamoru Shinohara, Yoichi Nakamura
  • Publication number: 20040218916
    Abstract: Photography is automatically performed when a subject assumes expressions or poses that are considered to be desirable. Shapes that represent facial expressions of human subjects are repeatedly extracted from images, which are being imaged by a camera. Degrees of match between the extracted shapes and predetermined shapes are calculated. The subjects are photographed when the calculated degrees of match exceed a predetermined value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2004
    Publication date: November 4, 2004
    Inventors: Hiroshi Yamaguchi, Jun Enomoto, Mamoru Shinohara, Yoichi Nakamura
  • Publication number: 20040165063
    Abstract: An image management system for managing image data obtained by the visitors to a theme park or similar facilities with their own imaging devices in the same manner as the image data obtained by the cameras installed in the facility. The subject user is photographed by the photographing system installed in the theme park to obtain first image data. At the same time, the user ID is obtained from the wireless tag carried by the subject user, which is related to the first image data and stored in the image storage server with the first image data. A second image data obtained by the subject user with a digital camera are also stored in the image storage server with the user ID being related to the second image data. The first and second image data are sorted and stored by each of the user IDs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2004
    Publication date: August 26, 2004
    Inventors: Takayuki Iida, Jun Enomoto, Hiroshi Yamaguchi, Mamoru Shinohara, Yoichi Nakamura
  • Patent number: 6765691
    Abstract: An image processing method in which an image of an original is read by an image input device, the read image data is converted to density data used when printing onto a photosensitive material, and an image is obtained on the photosensitive material by digital exposure, wherein, when the image data is converted to the density data used when printing onto the photosensitive material, the image data is corrected on the basis of parameters determined by combinations of print finish characteristics, including at least image input device characteristics, kind of original, kind of photosensitive material, and exposure amount characteristics, which affect a print image when the image of the original is printed onto the photosensitive material by an analogue exposure system. On the basis of the above parameters, the density data is obtained while the image data is corrected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 1998
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2004
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masahiro Kubo, Koichi Taniguchi, Naoki Takaoka, Mamoru Shinohara
  • Publication number: 20030095269
    Abstract: An image processing method in which an image of an original is read by an image input device, the read image data is converted to density data used when printing onto a photosensitive material, and an image is obtained on the photosensitive material by digital exposure, wherein, when the image data is converted to the density data used when printing onto the photosensitive material, the image data is corrected on the basis of parameters determined by combinations of print finish characteristics, including at least image input device characteristics, kind of original, kind of photosensitive material, and exposure amount characteristics, which affect a print image when the image of the original is printed onto the photosensitive material by an analogue exposure system. On the basis of the above parameters, the density data is obtained while the image data is corrected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 1998
    Publication date: May 22, 2003
    Inventors: MASAHIRO KUBO, KOICHI TANIGUCHI, NAOKI TAKAOKA, MAMORU SHINOHARA
  • Publication number: 20030030825
    Abstract: An image processing method in which an image of an original is read by an image input device, the read image data is converted to density data used when printing onto a photosensitive material, and an image is obtained on the photosensitive material by digital exposure, wherein, when the image data is converted to the density data used when printing onto the photosensitive material, the image data is corrected on the basis of parameters determined by combinations of print finish characteristics, including at least image input device characteristics, kind of original, kind of photosensitive material, and exposure amount characteristics, which affect a print image when the image of the original is printed onto the photosensitive material by an analogue exposure system. On the basis of the above parameters, the density data is obtained while the image data is corrected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 1998
    Publication date: February 13, 2003
    Inventors: MASAHIRO KUBO, KOICHI TANIGUCHI, NAOKI TAKAOKA, MAMORU SHINOHARA
  • Patent number: 6265755
    Abstract: A semiconductor integrated circuit having an MIS (metal-insulator silicon) capacitor. A first capacitor and a second capacitor are connected in series between a substrate terminal and the MIS capacitor. A power supply is connected between the first and second capacitors. This power supply controls the potential between the first and second capacitors to an arbitrary potential to prevent a digital signal transmitted to the substrate from entering to an external circuit connected with the MIS capacitor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 1995
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2001
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Mamoru Shinohara
  • Patent number: 5828461
    Abstract: An image processing method in which an image of an original is read by an image input device, the read image data is converted to density data used when printing onto a photosensitive material, and an image is obtained on the photosensitive by digital exposure, wherein, when the image data is converted to the density data used when printing onto the photosensitive material, the image data is corrected on the basis of parameters determined by combinations of print finish characteristics, including at least image input device characteristics, which affect a print image when the image of the original is printed on the photosensitive material by an analogue exposure system. On the basis of the above parameters, the density data is obtained while the image data is corrected. For this reason, an image finish print in the digital exposure system can obtain an image quality which is equal to that of a finish print in an analogue exposure system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 1996
    Date of Patent: October 27, 1998
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masahiro Kubo, Koichi Taniguchi, Naoki Takaoka, Mamoru Shinohara
  • Patent number: 5622887
    Abstract: A semiconductor device comprising a MIS structure comprising a first electrically conductive film formed on an oxide film, a second electrically conductive film formed on at least a part of said first electrically conductive film, an insulator film formed on said second electrically conductive film, and a third electrically conductive film formed on said insulator film; and at least one electrode contact portion formed on said first electrically conductive film. A semiconductor device comprising a MIS capacitor having a diffusion layer inside the semiconductor substrate as a lower electrode with a first electrically conductive type being isolated using another diffusion layer having the opposite conductive type, and said another diffusion layer having the opposite conductive type being further isolated using a diffusion layer for isolation having the first conductive type and which is earthed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 1994
    Date of Patent: April 22, 1997
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Miwa, Mamoru Shinohara, Takayuki Gomi, Tomotaka Fujisawa
  • Patent number: 5414291
    Abstract: A semiconductor device comprising a MIS structure comprising a first electrically conductive film formed on an oxide film, a second electrically conductive film formed on at least a part of said first electrically conductive film, an insulator film formed on said second electrically conductive film, and a third electrically conductive film formed on said insulator film; and at least one electrode contact portion formed on said first electrically conductive film. A semiconductor device comprising a MIS capacitor having a diffusion layer inside the semiconductor substrate as a lower electrode with a first electrically conductive type being isolated using another diffusion layer having the opposite conductive type, and said another diffusion layer having the opposite conductive type being further isolated using a diffusion layer for isolation having the first conductive type and which is earthed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 1994
    Date of Patent: May 9, 1995
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Miwa, Mamoru Shinohara, Takayuki Gomi, Tomotaka Fujisawa