Patents by Inventor Manabu Hyodo

Manabu Hyodo 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: 10237487
    Abstract: The electronic camera has an imaging device that images a subject with subject reflectance R (%) with a dynamic range wider than that at displaying or printing to acquire image data and a recording device that converts the image data acquired by the imaging device with a predetermined function and records the converted image data and the information on the function as digital values (digit). Therefore, a printed image with an automatically or manually corrected density can be obtained at the displaying or the printing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Manabu Hyodo, Yoshiya Ohara
  • Publication number: 20180084177
    Abstract: The electronic camera has an imaging device that images a subject with subject reflectance R (%) with a dynamic range wider than that at displaying or printing to acquire image data and a recording device that converts the image data acquired by the imaging device with a predetermined function and records the converted image data and the information on the function as digital values (digit). Therefore, a printed image with an automatically or manually corrected density can be obtained at the displaying or the printing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2017
    Publication date: March 22, 2018
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Manabu HYODO, Yoshiya OHARA
  • Patent number: 9832387
    Abstract: The electronic camera has an imaging device that images a subject with subject reflectance R (%) with a dynamic range wider than that at displaying or printing to acquire image data and a recording device that converts the image data acquired by the imaging device with a predetermined function and records the converted image data and the information on the function as digital values (digit). Therefore, a printed image with an automatically or manually corrected density can be obtained at the displaying or the printing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Manabu Hyodo, Yoshiya Ohara
  • Publication number: 20160323495
    Abstract: The electronic camera has an imaging device that images a subject with subject reflectance R (%) with a dynamic range wider than that at displaying or printing to acquire image data and a recording device that converts the image data acquired by the imaging device with a predetermined function and records the converted image data and the information on the function as digital values (digit). Therefore, a printed image with an automatically or manually corrected density can be obtained at the displaying or the printing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2016
    Publication date: November 3, 2016
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Manabu HYODO, Yoshiya OHARA
  • Patent number: 9420221
    Abstract: The electronic camera has an imaging device that images a subject with subject reflectance R (%) with a dynamic range wider than that at displaying or printing to acquire image data and a recording device that converts the image data acquired by the imaging device with a predetermined function and records the converted image data and the information on the function as digital values (digit). Therefore, a printed image with an automatically or manually corrected density can be obtained at the displaying or the printing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Manabu Hyodo, Yoshiya Ohara
  • Publication number: 20150312516
    Abstract: The electronic camera has an imaging device that images a subject with subject reflectance R (%) with a dynamic range wider than that at displaying or printing to acquire image data and a recording device that converts the image data acquired by the imaging device with a predetermined function and records the converted image data and the information on the function as digital values (digit). Therefore, a printed image with an automatically or manually corrected density can be obtained at the displaying or the printing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2015
    Publication date: October 29, 2015
    Applicant: FUJIFILM CORPORATION
    Inventors: Manabu HYODO, Yoshiya OHARA
  • Patent number: 9083936
    Abstract: The electronic camera has an imaging device that images a subject with subject reflectance R (%) with a dynamic range wider than that at displaying or printing to acquire image data and a recording device that converts the image data acquired by the imaging device with a predetermined function and records the converted image data and the information on the function as digital values (digit). Therefore, a printed image with an automatically or manually corrected density can be obtained at the displaying or the printing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Manabu Hyodo, Yoshiya Ohara
  • Patent number: 8305484
    Abstract: According to the present invention, when a lens is moved in an operation of an operation device, the focal information calculated for each travel position of the lens can be graphed corresponding to the lens position, and the focal information about the current lens position can be identified from the focal information about another position. Thus, a manual focus adjustment can be made while checking the graph. Especially, since the history of the focal information calculated for each lens travel position can be graphed, the lens can travel to the lens position in which a desired peak can be obtained when there are a plurality of peaks of focal information on the graph.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Fujifilm Corporation
    Inventor: Manabu Hyodo
  • Patent number: 8300140
    Abstract: The electronic camera has an imaging device that images a subject with subject reflectance R (%) with a dynamic range wider than that at displaying or printing to acquire image data and a recording device that converts the image data acquired by the imaging device with a predetermined function and records the converted image data and the information on the function as digital values (digit). Therefore, a printed image with an automatically or manually corrected density can be obtained at the displaying or the printing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Fujifilm Corporation
    Inventors: Manabu Hyodo, Yoshiya Ohara
  • Patent number: 7932949
    Abstract: According to the present invention, when a lens is moved in an operation of an operation device, the focal information calculated for each travel position of the lens can be graphed corresponding to the lens position, and the focal information about the current lens position can be identified from the focal information about another position. Thus, a manual focus adjustment can be made while checking the graph. Especially, since the history of the focal information calculated for each lens travel position can be graphed, the lens can travel to the lens position in which a desired peak can be obtained when there are a plurality of peaks of focal information on the graph.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2011
    Assignee: Fujifilm Corporation
    Inventor: Manabu Hyodo
  • Publication number: 20110058094
    Abstract: According to the present invention, when a lens is moved in an operation of an operation device, the focal information calculated for each travel position of the lens can be graphed corresponding to the lens position, and the focal information about the current lens position can be identified from the focal information about another position. Thus, a manual focus adjustment can be made while checking the graph. Especially, since the history of the focal information calculated for each lens travel position can be graphed, the lens can travel to the lens position in which a desired peak can be obtained when there are a plurality of peaks of focal information on the graph.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2010
    Publication date: March 10, 2011
    Inventor: Manabu Hyodo
  • Patent number: 7750950
    Abstract: An image combined high sensitivity image and low sensitivity image is provided with well-adjusted white balance and broad dynamic range. The image is obtained by multiplying the combined data by total gain that depends on scene. A white balance is adjusted with gain value calculated from of high output image data. Lv value representing luminance is calculated and compared with a threshold to decide whether or not the high sensitivity image and the low sensitivity image should be combined. First gamma correction unit performs gamma-correction for the image signal derived from the high sensitivity signal with first gamma character, second gamma correction unit performs gamma-correction for the image signal derived from the low sensitivity signal with second gamma character that is different from the first gamma character, and addition unit combines the image signal from the first gamma correction unit and the image signal from the second gamma correction unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2010
    Assignee: Fujifilm Corporation
    Inventors: Masaya Tamaru, Koichi Sakamoto, Koji Ichikawa, Masahiko Sugimoto, Manabu Hyodo, Kazuhiko Takemura, Hirokazu Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 7643068
    Abstract: According to the present invention, it is possible, by using the first and second light source loci, to tone down the influence of the object color of the color information in the image and detect the light source based on the color information having the influence of the object color toned down so as to detect the light source accurately. It is thereby possible to reduce the color failure when controlling the white balance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2010
    Assignee: Fujifilm Corporation
    Inventor: Manabu Hyodo
  • Patent number: 7508421
    Abstract: An image combined high sensitivity image and low sensitivity image is provided with well-adjusted white balance and broad dynamic range. The image is obtained by multiplying the combined data by total gain that depends on scene. A white balance is adjusted with gain value calculated from of high output image data. Lv value representing luminance is calculated and compared with a threshold to decide whether or not the high sensitivity image and the low sensitivity image should be combined. First gamma correction unit performs gamma-correction for the image signal derived from the high sensitivity signal with first gamma character, second gamma correction unit performs gamma-correction for the image signal derived from the low sensitivity signal with second gamma character that is different from the first gamma character, and addition unit combines the image signal from the first gamma correction unit and the image signal from the second gamma correction unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2009
    Assignee: Fujifilm Corporation
    Inventors: Masaya Tamaru, Koichi Sakamoto, Koji Ichikawa, Masahiko Sugimoto, Manabu Hyodo, Kazuhiko Takemura, Hirokazu Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20090009632
    Abstract: The electronic camera has an imaging device that images a subject with subject reflectance R (%) with a dynamic range wider than that at displaying or printing to acquire image data and a recording device that converts the image data acquired by the imaging device with a predetermined function and records the converted image data and the information on the function as digital values (digit). Therefore, a printed image with an automatically or manually corrected density can be obtained at the displaying or the printing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2008
    Publication date: January 8, 2009
    Inventors: Manabu HYODO, Yoshiya Ohara
  • Patent number: 7428011
    Abstract: The electronic camera has an imaging device that images a subject with subject reflectance R (%) with a dynamic range wider than that at displaying or printing to acquire image data and a recording device that converts the image data acquired by the imaging device with a predetermined function and records the converted image data and the information on the function as digital values (digit). Therefore, a printed image with an automatically or manually corrected density can be obtained at the displaying or the printing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2008
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Manabu Hyodo, Yoshiya Ohara
  • Patent number: 7428012
    Abstract: Effectively reducing a noise on the face region to improve the picture quality of the entire image A digital camera according to the invention includes: an digital signal processor for performing image processing including contour correction on a shot image; a face identifying section for analyzing an image after contour correction to generate face region information to identify the face region; a noise reducing section for performing noise reduction on the face region of the image after contour correction based on the face region information; a controller 106 for determining the photographing mode of the shot image and operating the face identifying section and the noise reducing section depending on the photographing mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2008
    Assignee: Fujifilm Corporation
    Inventors: Koichi Sakamoto, Makoto Tsugita, Manabu Hyodo, Hirokazu Kobayashi, Koji Ichikawa
  • Patent number: 7400355
    Abstract: A received light quantity detection device where high-sensitivity pixels and low-sensitivity pixels are formed is used for photometry. It is possible to perform measurement over the low range (for example, 0[EV] through 8[EV]with a single occasion of photometry. In the case that both the high-sensitivity pixels and the low-sensitivity pixels are saturated, it is possible to perform further measurement over the high range (for example, 8[EV] through 16[EV]) by narrowing the aperture or increasing the electronic shutter speed for retried photometry with a retried photometry. This reduces the time required to calculate a correct exposure value on image pickup apparatus such as a camera.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2008
    Assignee: Fujifilm Corporation
    Inventors: Masaya Tamaru, Masahiko Sugimoto, Koichi Sakamoto, Manabu Hyodo, Kazuhiko Takemura, Koji Ichikawa
  • Patent number: 7310448
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to obtain an image photographed with an image-sensing device using a flash, in which the brightness of the image of the subject of the photograph is proper. An integrated value of brightness of a photographed image is obtained; a weighted evaluation value is calculated; contrast of the photographed image is obtained; a gain of an image signal is obtained by using the evaluation value after which, a suppression gain, by which a value of suppressing the gain fluctuates according to the contrast, is obtained in order to correct the brightness of a photographed subject to the proper brightness; a correction gain for making final corrections to an image by using the gain and the suppression gain is calculated; and the image signal is amplified by a gain adjustment circuit, thereby correcting the photographed image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2007
    Assignee: Fujifilm Corporation
    Inventor: Manabu Hyodo
  • Patent number: 7292268
    Abstract: An image capturing apparatus which records information, indicating a procedure of resolution conversion processing performed on the image, into image data and outputs the image and the information. The image capturing apparatus, which captures a subject, includes an image pick-up unit which captures an image, a resolution conversion unit which performs resolution conversion processing on the image, and a storing unit which stores the image resolution conversion information, which indicates a procedure of the resolution conversion processing by the resolution conversion unit, in association with the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2007
    Assignee: Fujifilm Corporation
    Inventors: Manabu Hyodo, Koichi Sakamoto