Patents by Inventor Masaaki Matsuoka

Masaaki Matsuoka 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: 11375123
    Abstract: A control unit provided in a digital camera acquires an image and a focus map serving as distribution information of an evaluation value corresponding to the image, and outputs the acquired image or the acquired focus map. When an operation that providing instructions for the magnification of magnification display of the image or the focus map is performed, the control unit executes output control to coordinate the display of the image and the display of the focus map with each other, in response to the above operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Masaaki Matsuoka
  • Publication number: 20220196394
    Abstract: A device projects pattern light to a measuring object, images the measuring object, determines a viewing angle at which the measuring object detected from a subject image is imaged, and changes a light pattern projected by a light projecting unit based on the viewing angle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2021
    Publication date: June 23, 2022
    Inventor: Masaaki Matsuoka
  • Patent number: 11327606
    Abstract: Provided are an output unit configured to output an image or distribution information of evaluation values corresponding to a plurality of regions of the image, an operation unit configured to accept a first action and a second action different from the first action; and a control unit configured to execute, when the output unit outputs a first image, output control such that the output unit outputs a second image if the operation unit accepts the first action, and that the output unit outputs distribution information of the evaluation values corresponding to the first image if the operation unit accepts the second action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Asahi Suzuki, Masaaki Matsuoka
  • Patent number: 11233931
    Abstract: An image processing device includes a first acquisition unit configured to acquire an image, a second acquisition unit configured to acquire distribution information of an evaluated value corresponding to the image, an output unit configured to output the image or the distribution information of the evaluated value, a first operation unit that is an automatic reset type switch instructing switching of content that is output from the output unit; and a control unit configured to perform output control for switching the output unit between an output of the image and an output of the distribution information of the evaluated value according to switching of the first operation unit between activation and deactivation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Masaaki Matsuoka
  • Publication number: 20210272478
    Abstract: A medical simulator includes: a luminal organ model having flexibility and having a shape that simulates at least one luminal organ, the luminal organ model including a constricted wall portion having a lumen cross-sectional area smaller than the lumen cross-sectional area of a periphery of the constricted wall portion, the constricted wall portion being provided in a first specific region including a portion corresponding to one end portion of one luminal organ or corresponding to a joining portion of two luminal organs; a first space formation portion that circumferentially covers at least an outer periphery of the first specific region of the luminal organ model to form a first sealed space at the outer periphery of the first specific region; and a fluid controller that controls a fluid pressure of a to-be-controlled fluid within the first sealed space to expand or contract the lumen cross-sectional area of the constricted wall portion of the luminal organ model.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2019
    Publication date: September 2, 2021
    Inventors: Tomohiro SHIMODA, Masaaki MATSUOKA, Yasuaki HIYAMA, Masahiko YOSHIDA, Ren OTA, Masaru UEKI, Kazutake UEHARA, Masashi FUJII
  • Patent number: 11019348
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus divides a plurality of difference images that are based on addition and subtraction between a plurality of parallax images, and a second difference image between a current composite image that is based on addition of the plurality of parallax images and a past composite image, into a plurality of sub-bands. As for the plurality of first difference images, the image processing apparatus then encodes data of a sub-band that includes high-frequency components, out of the plurality of sub-bands. As for the second difference image, the image processing apparatus encodes data of the plurality of sub-bands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: CANON KABUSH1KI KAISHA
    Inventor: Masaaki Matsuoka
  • Publication number: 20210067693
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus comprises an image acquisition unit configured to acquire an image, an evaluation value acquisition unit configured to acquire an evaluation value of the image, a reliability acquisition unit configured to acquire reliability of the evaluation value, an evaluation unit configured to evaluate the image based on the evaluation value; and a recording unit configured to add a rating result of the image to the image and record the rating result, wherein the evaluation unit performs rating in accordance with the evaluation value excluding an evaluation value the reliability of which is relatively low.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2020
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Inventor: Masaaki Matsuoka
  • Publication number: 20200409527
    Abstract: Provided are an output unit configured to output an image or distribution information of evaluation values corresponding to a plurality of regions of the image, an operation unit configured to accept a first action and a second action different from the first action; and a control unit configured to execute, when the output unit outputs a first image, output control such that the output unit outputs a second image if the operation unit accepts the first action, and that the output unit outputs distribution information of the evaluation values corresponding to the first image if the operation unit accepts the second action.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2020
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Inventors: Asahi Suzuki, Masaaki Matsuoka
  • Publication number: 20200412960
    Abstract: A control unit provided in a digital camera acquires an image and a focus map serving as distribution information of an evaluation value corresponding to the image, and outputs the acquired image or the acquired focus map. When an operation that providing instructions for the magnification of magnification display of the image or the focus map is performed, the control unit executes output control to coordinate the display of the image and the display of the focus map with each other, in response to the above operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2020
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Inventor: Masaaki Matsuoka
  • Publication number: 20200412964
    Abstract: An image processing device includes: a first acquisition unit configured to acquire an image; a second acquisition unit configured to acquire distribution information of an evaluated value corresponding to the image; an output unit configured to output the image or the distribution information of the evaluated value; a first operation unit which is an automatic reset type switch instructing switching of content which is output from the output unit; and a control unit configured to perform output control for switching the output unit between an output of the image and an output of the distribution information of the evaluated value according to switching of the first operation unit between activation and deactivation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2020
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Inventor: Masaaki Matsuoka
  • Publication number: 20200410279
    Abstract: The image processing device includes an imaging unit that images a subject and a distance map acquisition unit that acquires information regarding a distance distribution of the subject as map data. The distance map acquisition unit acquires map data with an image deviation amount or a defocused amount related to a captured image or distance map data in conformity with a TOF scheme or an imaging plane phase difference detection scheme of using a pupil division type image sensor. An image processing unit generates data of a texture image in which a low-frequency component of a captured image is inhibited and combines the data of the texture image and the map data acquired by the distance map acquisition unit to generate image data in which a distance distribution of a subject is expressed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2020
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Inventor: Masaaki Matsuoka
  • Patent number: 10791334
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus divides a plurality of difference images that are based on addition and subtraction between a plurality of parallax images, and a composite image that is based on addition between a plurality of parallax images, into a plurality of sub-bands including a sub-band that includes high-frequency components and a sub-band that does not include high-frequency components. When encoding the plurality of difference images and the composite image, as for the plurality of difference images, the image processing apparatus encodes data of the sub-band that includes high-frequency components, and, as for the composite image, the image processing apparatus encodes data of the plurality of sub-bands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Masaaki Matsuoka
  • Patent number: 10750193
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus divides a base image corresponding to a plurality of first images captured from different viewpoints, and a plurality of second images each corresponding to one or more of the plurality of first images, into a plurality of sub-bands including a sub-band that includes high-frequency components and a sub-band that does not include high-frequency components. As for the plurality of second images, the image processing apparatus then encodes the sub-band that includes high-frequency components. As for the base image, the image processing apparatus encodes the sub-band that does not include high-frequency components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Masaaki Matsuoka
  • Publication number: 20200211419
    Abstract: A medical simulator allows a training of a medical procedure performed at least from a nose or a mouth, and includes a skeleton base portion that serves as a base of a shape of a human body at least from a head to a neck portion and an in-body forming portion that is attachable to and detachable from the skeleton base portion and has a shape that simulates a hollow in-body organ including a nasal cavity, an oral cavity, a pharynx, and a larynx, the in-body forming portion being integrally formed using a flexible material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2018
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Inventors: Yasuaki HIYAMA, Masaaki MATSUOKA
  • Publication number: 20190333414
    Abstract: A medical simulator has a human body model that simulates a human-body external shape at least from a head to a neck, an oral cavity portion, a nasal cavity portion, a pharynx portion, a larynx portion, a trachea portion, and an esophagus portion, thereby enabling at least training of an intubation procedure to be done. The medical simulator includes: a neck supporting portion that serves as a framework of the neck of the human body model and is provided so as to extend to the head; and a simulated thyroid cartilage portion that is connected by a first spring member to the neck supporting portion and is disposed in the larynx portion of the human body model.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2017
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Inventors: Toshiya NAKANO, Masaki SHIMIZU, Yasuaki HIYAMA, Masaaki MATSUOKA, Hiroshige NAKAMURA, Hiromi TAKEUCHI, Yoshimi INAGAKI
  • Patent number: 10397473
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes a memory that stores instructions, and one or more processors that execute the instructions to cause the image processing apparatus to function as, among other things, an image synthesis unit configured to synthesize first image data acquired by a first acquisition unit and second image data acquired by a second acquisition unit based on an object brightness, so that the first image data is selected in an area in which the object brightness is a first value that is greater than a threshold value, and the second image data is selected in an area in which the object brightness is a second value that is less than the threshold value, and to generate synthesized image data of the first image data and the second image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Masaaki Matsuoka
  • Patent number: 10368012
    Abstract: When distribution image data indicating a defocus distribution is generated from a plurality of sets of image data including pupil-divided image data that is captured image data corresponding to part of an exit pupil, reduced image data is used. Further, based on the distribution image data, pixel data that is to be subjected to the image processing is extracted from the pupil-divided image data corresponding to the distribution image data. The extracted pixel data, the defocus distribution image data, and captured image data corresponding to the entirety of the exit pupil are recorded or output to an external device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Masaaki Matsuoka
  • Publication number: 20190141342
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus divides a plurality of difference images that are based on addition and subtraction between a plurality of parallax images, and a composite image that is based on addition between a plurality of parallax images, into a plurality of sub-bands including a sub-band that includes high-frequency components and a sub-band that does not include high-frequency components. When encoding the plurality of difference images and the composite image, as for the plurality of difference images, the image processing apparatus encodes data of the sub-band that includes high-frequency components, and, as for the composite image, the image processing apparatus encodes data of the plurality of sub-bands.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2018
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventor: Masaaki Matsuoka
  • Publication number: 20190141341
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus divides a base image corresponding to a plurality of first images captured from different viewpoints, and a plurality of second images each corresponding to one or more of the plurality of first images, into a plurality of sub-bands including a sub-band that includes high-frequency components and a sub-band that does not include high-frequency components. As for the plurality of second images, the image processing apparatus then encodes the sub-band that includes high-frequency components. As for the base image, the image processing apparatus encodes the sub-band that does not include high-frequency components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2018
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventor: Masaaki Matsuoka
  • Publication number: 20190141343
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus divides a plurality of difference images that are based on addition and subtraction between a plurality of parallax images, and a second difference image between a current composite image that is based on addition of the plurality of parallax images and a past composite image, into a plurality of sub-bands. As for the plurality of first difference images, the image processing apparatus then encodes data of a sub-band that includes high-frequency components, out of the plurality of sub-bands. As for the second difference image, the image processing apparatus encodes data of the plurality of sub-bands.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2018
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventor: Masaaki Matsuoka