Patents by Inventor Masaaki Orimoto

Masaaki Orimoto 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: 10057494
    Abstract: A distance measurement device includes a detection unit, an optical path forming unit, a common reduction unit that reduces influence of variation of an optical axis of an image formation optical system, and reduces variation of an optical axis of the directional light, an auxiliary reduction unit that auxiliarily reduces at least one of influence of variation of the optical axis of the image formation optical system or variation of the optical axis of the directional light, and a control unit that, in a case of operating the common reduction unit and the auxiliary reduction unit at the same time, controls the common reduction unit and the auxiliary reduction unit to reduce variation of an irradiation position of the directional light in a subject image received as light by a light receiving section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: FUJIFILM CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomonori Masuda, Masaaki Orimoto, Hiroshi Tamayama, Chikara Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10051185
    Abstract: A distance measurement device includes a detection unit, an optical path forming unit, a first reduction unit, based on a detection result of the detection unit, influence of variation of the optical axis of the image formation optical system, a second reduction unit that is disposed in a different part from a common optical path and reduces variation of the optical axis of the directional light with respect to the subject based on the detection result of the detection unit, and a control unit that, in the case of operating the first reduction unit and the second reduction unit at the same time, controls the first reduction unit and the second reduction unit to reduce variation of an irradiation position of the directional light in the subject image received as light by the light receiving section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: FUJIFILM CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomonori Masuda, Masaaki Orimoto, Hiroshi Tamayama, Chikara Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10051186
    Abstract: A distance measurement device includes a detection unit, an optical path forming unit, a first reduction unit that reduces, based on a detection result of the detection unit, influence of variation of the optical axis of the image formation optical system, a second reduction unit that is disposed in a different part from the common optical path and reduces variation of the optical axis of the directional light based on the detection result of the detection unit, and a control unit that, in the case of operating the first reduction unit and the second reduction unit at the same time, controls the first reduction unit and the second reduction unit to reduce variation of an irradiation position of the directional light in the subject image received as light by the light receiving section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: FUJIFILM CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomonori Masuda, Masaaki Orimoto, Hiroshi Tamayama, Chikara Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10027891
    Abstract: A distance measurement device includes an emission unit, a detection unit, a first reduction unit that reduces, based on a detection result of the detection unit, influence of variation of an optical axis of the image formation optical system on the subject image received as light by the light receiving section, a second reduction unit that reduces variation of an optical axis of the directional light with respect to the subject based on the detection result of the detection unit, and a control unit that, in the case of operating the first reduction unit and the second reduction unit at the same time, controls the first reduction unit and the second reduction unit to reduce variation of an irradiation position of the directional light in the subject image received as light by the light receiving section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: FUJIFILM CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomonori Masuda, Masaaki Orimoto, Hiroshi Tamayama, Chikara Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10027892
    Abstract: A distance measurement device includes an emission unit, a detection unit, a first reduction unit that reduces, based on a detection result of the detection unit, influence of variation of an optical axis of the image formation optical system on a subject image received as light by a light receiving section, a second reduction unit that reduces variation of an optical axis of the directional light with respect to the subject based on the detection result of the detection unit, and a control unit that, in the case of operating the first reduction unit and the second reduction unit at the same time, controls the first reduction unit and the second reduction unit to reduce variation of an irradiation position of the directional light in the subject image received as light by the light receiving section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: FUJIFILM CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomonori Masuda, Masaaki Orimoto, Hiroshi Tamayama, Chikara Yamamoto
  • Publication number: 20180007271
    Abstract: A distance measurement device includes an emission unit, a detection unit, a first reduction unit that reduces, based on a detection result of the detection unit, influence of variation of an optical axis of the image formation optical system on the subject image received as light by the light receiving section, a second reduction unit that reduces variation of an optical axis of the directional light with respect to the subject based on the detection result of the detection unit, and a control unit that, in the case of operating the first reduction unit and the second reduction unit at the same time, controls the first reduction unit and the second reduction unit to reduce variation of an irradiation position of the directional light in the subject image received as light by the light receiving section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Publication date: January 4, 2018
    Inventors: Tomonori MASUDA, Masaaki ORIMOTO, Hiroshi TAMAYAMA, Chikara YAMAMOTO
  • Publication number: 20180007273
    Abstract: A distance measurement device includes a detection unit, an optical path forming unit, a first reduction unit that reduces, based on a detection result of the detection unit, influence of variation of the optical axis of the image formation optical system, a second reduction unit that is disposed in a different part from the common optical path and reduces variation of the optical axis of the directional light based on the detection result of the detection unit, and a control unit that, in the case of operating the first reduction unit and the second reduction unit at the same time, controls the first reduction unit and the second reduction unit to reduce variation of an irradiation position of the directional light in the subject image received as light by the light receiving section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Publication date: January 4, 2018
    Inventors: Tomonori MASUDA, Masaaki ORIMOTO, Hiroshi TAMAYAMA, Chikara YAMAMOTO
  • Publication number: 20180007270
    Abstract: A distance measurement device includes a detection unit, an optical path forming unit, a first reduction unit, based on a detection result of the detection unit, influence of variation of the optical axis of the image formation optical system, a second reduction unit that is disposed in a different part from a common optical path and reduces variation of the optical axis of the directional light with respect to the subject based on the detection result of the detection unit, and a control unit that, in the case of operating the first reduction unit and the second reduction unit at the same time, controls the first reduction unit and the second reduction unit to reduce variation of an irradiation position of the directional light in the subject image received as light by the light receiving section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Publication date: January 4, 2018
    Inventors: Tomonori MASUDA, Masaaki ORIMOTO, Hiroshi TAMAYAMA, Chikara YAMAMOTO
  • Publication number: 20180007275
    Abstract: A distance measurement device includes a detection unit, an optical path forming unit, a common reduction unit that reduces influence of variation of an optical axis of an image formation optical system, and reduces variation of an optical axis of the directional light, an auxiliary reduction unit that auxiliarily reduces at least one of influence of variation of the optical axis of the image formation optical system or variation of the optical axis of the directional light, and a control unit that, in a case of operating the common reduction unit and the auxiliary reduction unit at the same time, controls the common reduction unit and the auxiliary reduction unit to reduce variation of an irradiation position of the directional light in a subject image received as light by a light receiving section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Publication date: January 4, 2018
    Inventors: Tomonori MASUDA, Masaaki ORIMOTO, Hiroshi TAMAYAMA, Chikara YAMAMOTO
  • Publication number: 20180007272
    Abstract: A distance measurement device includes an emission unit, a detection unit, a first reduction unit that reduces, based on a detection result of the detection unit, influence of variation of an optical axis of the image formation optical system on a subject image received as light by a light receiving section, a second reduction unit that reduces variation of an optical axis of the directional light with respect to the subject based on the detection result of the detection unit, and a control unit that, in the case of operating the first reduction unit and the second reduction unit at the same time, controls the first reduction unit and the second reduction unit to reduce variation of an irradiation position of the directional light in the subject image received as light by the light receiving section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Publication date: January 4, 2018
    Inventors: Tomonori MASUDA, Masaaki ORIMOTO, Hiroshi TAMAYAMA, Chikara YAMAMOTO
  • Patent number: 9529205
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus and method in which not only a partial image in a stereo image but also an image in a large range of near and far sides can be viewed are provided. First to twelfth viewpoint images are generated so that no disparity occurs in a portion specified as a principal object image. First to third viewpoint images viewed at a left end of viewing positions among the first to twelfth viewpoint images are shifted to set disparity of the object image specified as a sub target point at “0”. The tenth to twelfth viewpoint images viewed at a right end of the viewing positions are shifted to set disparity of the object image specified as a sub target point at “0”. The viewing positions are moved in a horizontal direction, to change an object distance of a stereo view image viewed on a lenticular sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Masaaki Orimoto
  • Publication number: 20150198815
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus and method in which not only a partial image in a stereo image but also an image in a large range of near and far sides can be viewed are provided. First to twelfth viewpoint images are generated so that no disparity occurs in a portion specified as a principal object image. First to third viewpoint images viewed at a left end of viewing positions among the first to twelfth viewpoint images are shifted to set disparity of the object image specified as a sub target point at “0”. The tenth to twelfth viewpoint images viewed at a right end of the viewing positions are shifted to set disparity of the object image specified as a sub target point at “0”. The viewing positions are moved in a horizontal direction, to change an object distance of a stereo view image viewed on a lenticular sheet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2015
    Publication date: July 16, 2015
    Applicant: FUJIFILM CORPORATION
    Inventor: Masaaki ORIMOTO
  • Patent number: 8854432
    Abstract: A dual lens camera for producing a three-dimensional image includes plural lens systems and a zoom mechanism. Initial correction data is constituted by a displacement vector of an amount and a direction of misalignment between plural images according to a superimposed state thereof for each of zoom positions of the lens systems. A vector detector, if a calibration mode is set, obtains a current displacement vector related to one first zoom position. A data processor outputs current correction data by adjusting the initial correction data according to the initial correction data and current displacement vector. If the current correction data is stored, a displacement vector is obtained from the current correction data according to a zoom position of the lens systems upon forming the plural images, to carry out image registration between the images according to the obtained displacement vector for producing the three-dimensional image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Masaaki Orimoto
  • Patent number: 8169489
    Abstract: A multi view imaging device according to an aspect of the present invention detects vibration applied to a plurality of imaging means and corrects, for each of a plurality of imaging means, an image blur of a subject image taken by the imaging means caused by the vibration. The image blur is corrected to make the amounts of remaining blur of the image blur after the correction substantially the same among the plurality of imaging means. As a result, even if there are variations in operation characteristics and installation errors of image blur correction means arranged on the imaging means, an appropriate image blur correction can be performed for each imaging means. Since the amounts of remaining blur of the subject image after the image blur correction in the imaging means are substantially the same, a comfortable, natural parallax image that is good for eyes can be obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2012
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Masaaki Orimoto, Shinji Matsushima
  • Publication number: 20110181853
    Abstract: Present invention provides a three dimensional print with a favorable three-dimensional effect across the whole image surface at a determined view position. A face of a person or the main object within a multi-view image is extracted and the position of the extracted face is made to be the standard position to match the alignment of the lens pitch of the lenticular sheet with the alignment of the print pitch. A print position displacement amount ? is calculated based on the standard position and the print pitch. The lens position at the leftmost side with respect to the print area of the lenticular sheet 12 is detected, and printing initiates from a position displaced only with the print position displacement amount ? with respect to the detected lens position. And then, the area to the sequential right side is printed with the print pitch z.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2010
    Publication date: July 28, 2011
    Applicant: FUJIFILM CORPORATION
    Inventor: Masaaki ORIMOTO
  • Publication number: 20110141297
    Abstract: A compound-eye imaging device according to an aspect of the present invention detects vibration applied to a plurality of imaging means and corrects, for each of a plurality of imaging means, an image blur of a subject image taken by the imaging means caused by the vibration. The image blur is corrected to make the amounts of remaining blur of the image blur after the correction substantially the same among the plurality of imaging means. As a result, even if there are variations in operation characteristics and installation errors of image blur correction means arranged on the imaging means, an appropriate image blur correction can be performed for each imaging means. Since the amounts of remaining blur of the subject image after the image blur correction in the imaging means are substantially the same, a comfortable, natural parallax image that is good for eyes can be obtained.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2009
    Publication date: June 16, 2011
    Applicant: FUJIFILM CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masaaki Orimoto, Shinji Matsushima
  • Publication number: 20110069151
    Abstract: A dual lens camera for producing a three-dimensional image includes plural lens systems and a zoom mechanism. Initial correction data is constituted by a displacement vector of an amount and a direction of misalignment between plural images according to a superimposed state thereof for each of zoom positions of the lens systems. A vector detector, if a calibration mode is set, obtains a current displacement vector related to one first zoom position. A data processor outputs current correction data by adjusting the initial correction data according to the initial correction data and current displacement vector. If the current correction data is stored, a displacement vector is obtained from the current correction data according to a zoom position of the lens systems upon forming the plural images, to carry out image registration between the images according to the obtained displacement vector for producing the three-dimensional image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2010
    Publication date: March 24, 2011
    Applicant: FUJIFILM CORPORATION
    Inventor: Masaaki ORIMOTO
  • Patent number: 7667768
    Abstract: An image-capturing apparatus is capable of capturing a three-dimensional image and a high quality panoramic image as the need arises, and is portable if it is used as a single lens camera that captures a normal two-dimensional image. A second image-capturing unit having an image-capturing optical system is detachably connected to a first image-capturing unit, which is capable of functioning as an image-capturing apparatus by itself, through joints and a connector. The second image-capturing unit can extensively connect to other units, which have the similar connecting structure. Information is transmitted between the units through a slot for an external storage device. There is provided a means for adjusting the positions of images captured by the second and subsequent image-capturing units with respect to an image captured by the first image-capturing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2010
    Assignee: Fujifilm Corporation
    Inventors: Masaaki Orimoto, Takeshi Misawa, Akihisa Yamazaki, Takashi Yano, Kimiaki Nakada
  • Patent number: 7483069
    Abstract: A lens frame is contained in a lower lens barrel and moves in a direction of an optical axis as guided by a guide shaft. An adjusting lever is provided with a lever body having a bearing for supporting the lower end of the guide shaft and an opening into which an adjusting pin is inserted, and a holding portion extended from near the opening of the lever body to outside the lower lens barrel. A length between an edge of the holding portion and a center of the opening is longer than the length between the center of the opening and a center of the bearing. The lever moves around the adjusting pin in a plane orthogonal to the optical axis to adjust the position of the guide shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2009
    Assignees: Fujinon Corporation, FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Akio Omiya, Satoru Horikoshi, Masaaki Orimoto, Yoshihiro Ito
  • Publication number: 20080117316
    Abstract: A multi-eye camera includes imaging units which are detachably attached to a camera main body. The camera main body has a concave container portion to which at most four imaging units in either vertical or horizontal orientation can be attached at the same time. A length between the optical axes of two imaging units is denoted by a base length R. Attachment positions and orientations of the imaging units can be changed according to a distance from the multi-eye camera to a subject for being captured, so that the length of the base length R is optimized for the subject.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2007
    Publication date: May 22, 2008
    Applicant: FUJIFILM CORPORATION
    Inventor: Masaaki ORIMOTO