Patents by Inventor Masaaki Kurebayashi

Masaaki Kurebayashi 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: 12005832
    Abstract: A vehicle display system provided to a vehicle, includes a first display device, a second display device, and a display control unit. The first display device is configured to emit a light pattern toward a road surface outside the vehicle. The second display device is located inside the vehicle and configured to display predetermined information toward a passenger in the vehicle so that the predetermined information is superimposed on a real space outside the vehicle. The display control unit is configured to control the first display device. The display control unit is configured to control emission of the light pattern according to a passenger's input operation on a display area where the predetermined information can be displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2024
    Assignee: KOITO MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Toshihiko Kurebayashi, Masaaki Nakabayashi, Naoki Takii, Misako Kamiya, Yoshiaki Fushimi
  • Publication number: 20170309144
    Abstract: A coverage area picture imaging a maximum area is displayed on a coverage area picture display. A camera is moved within a predetermined range and a plurality of frames obtained as a result form a picture. The pixels of the picture is decimated in vertical and horizontal directions and form a thumbnail as the coverage area picture. The coverage area picture display presents a display indicating a direction in which the camera is currently directed for picture photographing. In accordance with the display, a photographing direction is controlled. A plurality of frames are photographed with respect to a designated position, then stored, and displayed. A whole picture display presents a whole panorama picture. A selective picture display presents a frame at the position designated within the whole panorama picture as a selected picture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2017
    Publication date: October 26, 2017
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Hasegawa, Hideki Hama, Hiroshi Nedu, Takeyoshi Kuroya, Masaaki Kurebayashi
  • Patent number: 9734680
    Abstract: A coverage area picture imaging a maximum area is displayed on a coverage area picture display. A camera is moved within a predetermined range and a plurality of frames obtained as a result form a picture. The pixels of the picture is decimated in vertical and horizontal directions and form a thumbnail as the coverage area picture. The coverage area picture display presents a display indicating a direction in which the camera is currently directed for picture photographing. In accordance with the display, a photographing direction is controlled. A plurality of frames are photographed with respect to a designated position, then stored, and displayed. A whole picture display presents a whole panorama picture. A selective picture display presents a frame at the position designated within the whole panorama picture as a selected picture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Hasegawa, Hideki Hama, Hiroshi Nedu, Takeyoshi Kuroya, Masaaki Kurebayashi
  • Patent number: 8789618
    Abstract: A storage system having a plurality of optical disc devices allows other optical disc devices inside the storage system to reproduce the optical disc recorded by a certain optical disc device but inhibits optical disc devices outside the storage system to reproduce the optical disc. A device key as a base for generating an encryption key is common to the plurality of optical disc devices. In the optical disc devices, a guest key other than the device key can be used temporarily to generate the encryption key. An authentication list containing a reproduction condition is recorded with the key information to the optical disc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignees: Hitachi-LG Data Storage, Inc., Hitachi Consumer Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shinji Fujita, Osamu Kawamae, Masaaki Kurebayashi, Manabu Katsuki
  • Publication number: 20130242042
    Abstract: A coverage area picture imaging a maximum area is displayed on a coverage area picture display. A camera is moved within a predetermined range and a plurality of frames obtained as a result form a picture. The pixels of the picture is decimated in vertical and horizontal directions and form a thumbnail as the coverage area picture. The coverage area picture display presents a display indicating a direction in which the camera is currently directed for picture photographing. In accordance with the display, a photographing direction is controlled. A plurality of frames are photographed with respect to a designated position, then stored, and displayed. A whole picture display presents a whole panorama picture. A selective picture display presents a frame at the position designated within the whole panorama picture as a selected picture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2013
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Hasegawa, Hideki Hama, Hiroshi Nedu, Takeyoshi Kuroya, Masaaki Kurebayashi
  • Patent number: 8462253
    Abstract: A coverage area picture imaging a maximum area is displayed on a coverage area picture display. A camera is moved within a predetermined range and a plurality of frames obtained as a result form a picture. The pixels of the picture is decimated in vertical and horizontal directions and form a thumbnail as the coverage area picture. The coverage area picture display presents a display indicating a direction in which the camera is currently directed for picture photographing. In accordance with the display, a photographing direction is controlled. A plurality of frames are photographed with respect to a designated position, then stored, and displayed. A whole picture display presents a whole panorama picture. A selective picture display presents a frame at the position designated within the whole panorama picture as a selected picture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Hasegawa, Hideki Hama, Hiroshi Nedu, Takeyoshi Kuroya, Masaaki Kurebayashi
  • Patent number: 8416660
    Abstract: There is provided a method of calculating the degradation over time of the quality of data recorded on an optical disk in a short time. In the method, when user data is recorded on a data area, a test signal including a component in which the signal level is smaller than a reference value, is recorded on a test area. Then, the test signal is reproduced from the test area when a predetermined time has passed, to calculate the quality degradation of the user data from the evaluation result. Alternatively, every time when the user data is recorded/reproduced on/from the data area, the test signal is recorded/reproduced repeatedly on/from the test area. Then, the test signal is reproduced from the test area at a predetermined timing, to calculate the quality degradation of the user data from the evaluation result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Assignees: Hitachi-LG Data Storage, Inc., Hitachi Consumer Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masaaki Kurebayashi, Shinji Fujita, Osamu Kawamae
  • Patent number: 8325578
    Abstract: For a disc on which recording is to be performed at a plurality of recording densities, a technique for easily reading out disc management information without an error is disclosed. An optical disc (1) includes a plurality of data recording areas (103,104) for recording information at data recording densities different from each other. Information regarding the data recording densities of the data recording areas (103,104) is recorded in a management information recording area (BCA area (101) or PIC area (102)) in a specific format that does not depend on the data recording densities of the data recording areas (103,104). Each data recording area is divided to be arranged on the same surface of the disc, or is divided and arranged on a plurality of recording layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Hitachi Consumer Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Koichiro Nishimura, Masaaki Kurebayashi
  • Patent number: 8289827
    Abstract: Recording parameters are decided so that the time control information on at least the front edge and the rear edge of a parameter forming a mark of twice size or above of the laser spot diameter focused on the recording medium is substantially proportional to the recording linear velocity. The mark is recorded and reproduced at a predetermined linear velocity to obtain an electric signal waveform having a time width Tm. A parameter is decided so as to control the laser pulse for recording information so that a voltage value change amount at two points at a distance Ts (Ts<Tm/2) in the time axis direction before and after the time position Tm/2 from the front edge of the waveform is substantially constant for the recording linear velocity change. Identification information indicating the parameter is described on the recording medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Koichiro Nishimura, Masaaki Kurebayashi, Tsuyoshi Toda, Hiroyuki Minemura
  • Publication number: 20120047372
    Abstract: A storage system having a plurality of optical disc devices allows other optical disc devices inside the storage system to reproduce the optical disc recorded by a certain optical disc device but inhibits optical disc devices outside the storage system to reproduce the optical disc. A device key as a base for generating an encryption key is common to the plurality of optical disc devices. In the optical disc devices, a guest key other than the device key can be used temporarily to generate the encryption key. An authentication list containing a reproduction condition is recorded with the key information to the optical disc.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2011
    Publication date: February 23, 2012
    Inventors: Shinji FUJITA, Osamu Kawamae, Masaaki Kurebayashi, Manabu Katsuki
  • Patent number: 8044992
    Abstract: A system and method to monitor a target area of a panoramic images by shooting the target area, sequentially shifting the shooting direction. A unit image of a generated panoramic image and a corresponding unit image of another panoramic image generated before the first panoramic image are compared and the change, if any, in the luminance level is detected. Then, the detected difference of luminance level is compared with a predetermined threshold value and predetermined information is displayed on the display screen with the generated panoramic image. It is possible to define small regions in the area for which a large threshold is predetermined and/or small regions in the area for which no such comparison is made on a unit image basis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2011
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Masaaki Kurebayashi, Mikiko Mase, Hiroyuki Hasegawa, Hideki Hama
  • Publication number: 20110235487
    Abstract: There is provided a method of calculating the degradation over time of the quality of data recorded on an optical disk in a short time. In the method, when user data is recorded on a data area, a test signal including a component in which the signal level is smaller than a reference value, is recorded on a test area. Then, the test signal is reproduced from the test area when a predetermined time has passed, to calculate the quality degradation of the user data from the evaluation result. Alternatively, every time when the user data is recorded/reproduced on/from the data area, the test signal is recorded/reproduced repeatedly on/from the test area. Then, the test signal is reproduced from the test area at a predetermined timing, to calculate the quality degradation of the user data from the evaluation result.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2010
    Publication date: September 29, 2011
    Inventors: MASAAKI KUREBAYASHI, SHINJI FUJITA, OSAMU KAWAMAE
  • Patent number: 8000194
    Abstract: In an optical disc apparatus, whether an unrecorded recording layer without information recorded thereon is included in the multiple recording layers of the optical disc mounted inside the apparatus is judged. then when the unrecorded recording layer is judged to be present, a signal for focus offset adjustment is recorded in a non-user data recording area of the unrecorded recording layer, and reproduction of the recorded focus offset adjusting signal is followed by its quality evaluation, which is further followed by calculation and setup of an appropriate focus offset value based on evaluation results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2011
    Assignee: Hitachi-LG Data Storage, Inc.
    Inventors: Tetsuya Fushimi, Masaaki Kurebayashi
  • Publication number: 20110096641
    Abstract: For a disc on which recording is to be performed at a plurality of recording densities, a technique for easily reading out disc management information without an error is disclosed. An optical disc (1) includes a plurality of data recording areas (103,104) for recording information at data recording densities different from each other. Information regarding the data recording densities of the data recording areas (103,104) is recorded in a management information recording area (BCA area (101) or PIC area (102)) in a specific format that does not depend on the data recording densities of the data recording areas (103,104). Each data recording area is divided to be arranged on the same surface of the disc, or is divided and arranged on a plurality of recording layers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2009
    Publication date: April 28, 2011
    Inventors: Koichiro Nishimura, Masaaki Kurebayashi
  • Patent number: 7924318
    Abstract: A coverage area picture imaging a maximum area is displayed on a coverage area picture display. A camera is moved within a predetermined range and a plurality of frames obtained as a result form a picture. The pixels of the picture is decimated in vertical and horizontal directions and form a thumbnail as the coverage area picture. The coverage area picture display presents a display indicating a direction in which the camera is currently directed for picture photographing. In accordance with the display, a photographing direction is controlled. A plurality of frames are photographed with respect to a designated position, then stored, and displayed. A whole picture display presents a whole panorama picture. A selective picture display presents a frame at the position designated within the whole panorama picture as a selected picture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2011
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Hasegawa, Hideki Hama, Hiroshi Nedu, Takeyoshi Kuroya, Masaaki Kurebayashi
  • Patent number: 7848628
    Abstract: A camera system includes a camera apparatus for shooting an object to output an image signal and a camera control apparatus for controlling the camera apparatus such that the camera apparatus shoots a plurality of images constructing a panorama image in a predetermined order while changing zoom magnifications based on previously-determined setting and making a panorama image by joining a plurality of images with different zoom magnifications shot by the camera apparatus together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2010
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Takanobu Ujisato, Hideki Hama, Hiromitsu Baba, Masaaki Kurebayashi
  • Patent number: 7732771
    Abstract: An imaging apparatus includes a camera unit, a panorama-image generating section generating a panorama image of the entire area by combining a plurality of unit images obtained by the camera unit, a panorama-image storage/management section storing and managing the panorama image generated by the panorama-image generating section, an infrared camera photographing an object that has a temperature falling within a preset temperature range as an infrared image, a direction controller sequentially shifting the photographing direction of the infrared camera within the area being photographed, an infrared-image generating section combining a plurality of infrared images provided by the infrared camera, an image-synthesizing section synthesizing the panorama image generated by the panorama-image generating section, with the panorama infrared image generated by the infrared-image generating section, and a display displaying the synthesized image generated by the image-synthesizing section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2010
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Hasegawa, Masaaki Kurebayashi, Mikiko Mase
  • Publication number: 20100118677
    Abstract: In an optical disc apparatus, whether an unrecorded recording layer without information recorded thereon is included in the multiple recording layers of the optical disc mounted inside the apparatus is judged. then when the unrecorded recording layer is judged to be present, a signal for focus offset adjustment is recorded in a non-user data recording area of the unrecorded recording layer, and reproduction of the recorded focus offset adjusting signal is followed by its quality evaluation, which is further followed by calculation and setup of an appropriate focus offset value based on evaluation results.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2010
    Publication date: May 13, 2010
    Applicant: Hitachi-LG Data Storage, Inc.
    Inventors: Tetsuya FUSHIMI, Masaaki Kurebayashi
  • Patent number: 7697025
    Abstract: Positional and elevation data obtained from a camera unit is correlated with coordinates in an entire image display portion, used as a GUI having positional information to select a specified image with a mouse. Which frame this corresponds to in the entire image is calculated, and further, the position within the clicked frame is calculated. The calculated positional information is converted into positional information and elevation data of the frame. The camera unit is controlled with the positional information and elevation data from the camera unit, and an image of a range indicated by a specified image display frame superimposed on the display portion is taken, and stored and/or displayed. This allows confirmation an image of a range to be photographed beforehand, and the user can tell the relation between the range capable of acquiring images and the photography range at a glance, so desired portions can be continuously monitored.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2010
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Hasegawa, Hideki Hama, Hiroshi Nedu, Takeyoshi Kuroya, Masaaki Kurebayashi
  • Patent number: 7668060
    Abstract: In an optical disc apparatus, whether an unrecorded recording layer without information recorded thereon is included in the multiple recording layers of the optical disc mounted inside the apparatus is judged. then when the unrecorded recording layer is judged to be present, a signal for focus offset adjustment is recorded in a non-user data recording area of the unrecorded recording layer, and reproduction of the recorded focus offset adjusting signal is followed by its quality evaluation, which is further followed by calculation and setup of an appropriate focus offset value based on evaluation results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2010
    Assignee: Hitachi-LG Data Storage, Inc.
    Inventors: Tetsuya Fushimi, Masaaki Kurebayashi