Patents by Inventor Masahiko Miyata

Masahiko Miyata 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: 11494958
    Abstract: A control device includes a control unit that controls such that visual information is continuously presented from a first position to a second position, which is different from the first position, when a first state in which an operation target, which is a target to be operated by a user, is operated by an operation executing unit that operates the operation target, instead of the user, is switched to a second state in which the operation target is operated by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOKAI RIKA DENKI SEISAKUSHO
    Inventors: Aya Kimura, Masahiko Miyata, Makoto Harazawa, Takeshi Ohnishi
  • Publication number: 20220353484
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a processor and a memory connected to or incorporated in the processor. The processor evaluates an imaging target region from a plurality of line-of-sight directions on the basis of one or more evaluation items by using a plurality of images obtained by imaging the imaging target region with a plurality of imaging devices having different viewpoints, and decides a line-of-sight direction of a virtual viewpoint, which is used to generate a virtual viewpoint video, on the basis of an evaluation result.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2022
    Publication date: November 3, 2022
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Masahiko MIYATA, Takashi AOKI, Fuminori IRIE, Kazunori TAMURA
  • Publication number: 20220345680
    Abstract: Provided is an information processing apparatus including a processor; and a memory that is connected to or incorporated in the processor, in which the processor acquires imaging device position information regarding positions of a plurality of imaging devices and imaging direction information regarding an imaging direction of each of the plurality of imaging devices, derives virtual viewpoint range specification information capable of specifying a virtual viewpoint range in which a virtual viewpoint image is capable of being generated on the basis of a plurality of captured images obtained by being captured by the plurality of imaging devices, on the basis of the imaging device position information and the imaging direction information, and outputs information regarding the virtual viewpoint range specification information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2022
    Publication date: October 27, 2022
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Takashi AOKI, Kazunori TAMURA, Fuminori IRIE, Masahiko MIYATA, Yasunori MURAKAMI
  • Patent number: 11483488
    Abstract: Provided is an imaging apparatus, an inter-exposure zoom imaging method, a program, and a recording medium capable of performing inter-exposure zoom imaging as intended by a user. The inter-exposure zoom imaging method according to the embodiment of the present invention includes a step of setting an imaging mode of inter-exposure zoom imaging by an imaging mode setting unit; a step S14 of setting an end angle of view of the inter-exposure zoom imaging by an end angle of view setting unit; and a step S26 of starting exposure in an imaging element of the inter-exposure zoom imaging (step S18 and step S20) in a case where the imaging mode and the end angle of view of the inter-exposure zoom imaging are set and an imaging instruction is received, and ending the exposure in the imaging element of the inter-exposure zoom imaging at least in a case where an angle of view of a zoom lens zoomed by a manual operation reaches the set end angle of view (step S24), by an exposure controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Masahiko Miyata, Yuki Sugihara, Masaru Kobayashi, Kazuki Ishida
  • Publication number: 20220332246
    Abstract: An awakening degree detecting device outputs awakening degree information corresponding to an awakening degree of a driver of a vehicle. A stimulus providing device provides the driver with a stimulus including at least one of a visual stimulus, an audible stimulus, an electrical stimulus, a warm stimulus, a cold stimulus, and an action-inducing stimulus prompting an action of the occupant with respect to an appliance installed in the vehicle. A control device outputs, based on the awakening degree information, a first control signal causing the stimulus providing device to provide the stimulus in a case where the awakening degree is less than a first threshold, and to output a second control signal causing the stimulus providing device to provide the stimulus after the first control signal is outputted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2020
    Publication date: October 20, 2022
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOKAI RIKA DENKI SEISAKUSHO
    Inventors: Shuhei TAKEUCHI, Aya KADONO, Masahiko MIYATA
  • Publication number: 20220329912
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a processor and a memory connected to or incorporated in the processor. The processor acquires viewpoint information regarding at least one virtual viewpoint, and presents quality information indicating a quality of a virtual viewpoint video that is creatable with the viewpoint information as a reference, on the basis of a plurality of motion picture data obtained by being captured by a plurality of imaging devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2022
    Publication date: October 13, 2022
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Fuminori IRIE, Takashi AOKI, Kazunori TAMURA, Masahiko MIYATA, Yasunori MURAKAMI
  • Publication number: 20220319102
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a processor and a memory connected to or incorporated in the processor. The processor acquires reference imaging device information corresponding to a position, an imaging direction, and an angle of view of a reference imaging device, and generates the virtual viewpoint image by using the reference imaging device information as a reference, on a condition that an instruction to start generating a virtual viewpoint image based on a plurality of images obtained by imaging an imaging region with a plurality of imaging devices is given.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2022
    Publication date: October 6, 2022
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Kazunori TAMURA, Takashi AOKI, Fuminori IRIE, Masahiko MIYATA, Yasunori MURAKAMI
  • Publication number: 20220274622
    Abstract: An awakening degree detecting device outputs awakening degree information corresponding to an awakening degree of a driver of a vehicle. A stimulus providing device provides the driver with a stimulus including at least one of a vibration stimulus imparting vibration and an apparent motion stimulus giving an illusion of motion presence. A control device outputs, based on the awakening degree information, a first control signal causing the stimulus providing device to provide the stimulus in a case where the awakening degree is less than a first threshold, and to output a second control signal causing the stimulus providing device to provide the stimulus after the first control signal is outputted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2020
    Publication date: September 1, 2022
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOKAI RIKA DENKI SEISAKUSHO
    Inventors: Shuhei TAKEUCHI, Aya KADONO, Masahiko MIYATA, Motohiro KOJIMA, Yoshimasa MIURA, Koji IWAKATA
  • Publication number: 20220256069
    Abstract: A shutter control device that controls a drive device for a mechanical shutter included in an imaging apparatus, includes: a processor configured to control a drive interval of the mechanical shutter in a case where the mechanical shutter is continuously driven by the drive device, and the processor is configured to: set, as a first time, a drive interval of the mechanical shutter at which a temperature of the drive device is made to be saturable at a saturation temperature lower than an allowable upper limit temperature in a case where the mechanical shutter is continuously driven by the drive device; and control a drive interval of the mechanical shutter based on a comparison between an elapsed time from a reference timing and a number of times of the mechanical shutter being driven during the elapsed time, the elapsed time being calculated by a unit of the first time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2022
    Publication date: August 11, 2022
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Masahiko MIYATA
  • Publication number: 20220141442
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes an acquisition unit that acquires a free viewpoint video based on at least one image among a plurality of images obtained by imaging an imaging region by a plurality of imaging apparatuses, and a reference video, the free viewpoint video indicating the imaging region in a case in which the imaging region is observed from a specific viewpoint position and a specific visual line direction, and an execution unit that executes a specific process in a case in which a difference degree between the free viewpoint video acquired by the acquisition unit and the reference video acquired by the acquisition unit is equal to or more than a first threshold value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2022
    Publication date: May 5, 2022
    Inventors: Kazunori TAMURA, Fuminori IRIE, Takashi AOKI, Masahiko MIYATA
  • Publication number: 20220132261
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus acquires a plurality of pieces of sound information, sound collection device position information, and target subject position information. In addition, the information processing apparatus specifies a target sound of a region corresponding to a position of a target subject from the plurality of pieces of sound information based on the acquired sound collection device position information and the acquired target subject position information. Further, the information processing apparatus generates target subject emphasis sound information indicating a sound including a target subject emphasis sound in which the specified target sound is emphasized more than a sound emitted from a region different from the region corresponding to the position of the target subject indicated by the acquired target subject position information in a case in which a virtual viewpoint video is generated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2022
    Publication date: April 28, 2022
    Inventors: Takashi AOKI, Fuminori IRIE, Kazunori TAMURA, Masahiko MIYATA, Yasunori MURAKAMI
  • Patent number: 11307380
    Abstract: A lens barrel including a first main shaft and a first sub-shaft that guide the movement of a third front lens group (G3a), a second main shaft and a second sub-shaft that guide the movement of a fourth lens group (G4), a hall element that is used to detect the position of the third front lens group (G3a), and an MR sensor that is used to detect the position of the fourth lens group (G4) are disposed on a straight line passing through an optical axis in a cross section orthogonal to the optical axis. The first main shaft and the second main shaft overlap each other in a direction of the optical axis. In a drive unit for each lens group, a plurality of drive magnets are arranged symmetrically with respect to the straight line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Shinji Otsuka, Yukihiro Kaneko, Masahiko Miyata, Takeya Abe
  • Publication number: 20220116581
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a detection unit that detects a three-dimensional position and a posture of an object in an instruction three-dimensional region having an enlarged or reduced relationship with an observation three-dimensional region in which a virtual viewpoint and a virtual visual line are defined, a derivation unit that derives the viewpoint and the visual line corresponding to detection results of the detection unit depending on positional relationship information indicating a relative positional relationship between the observation three-dimensional region and the instruction three-dimensional region, and an acquisition unit that acquires a virtual viewpoint image showing a subject in a case in which the subject is observed with the viewpoint and the visual line derived by the derivation unit, the virtual viewpoint image being based on a plurality of images obtained by imaging an imaging region included in the observation three-dimensional region by a plurality of imaging appa
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2021
    Publication date: April 14, 2022
    Inventors: Masahiko MIYATA, Takashi AOKI, Kazunori TAMURA, Fuminori IRIE
  • Publication number: 20220114775
    Abstract: A control device comprising: a control unit that controls such that visual information is continuously presented from a first position to a second position which is different from the first position when a first state in which an operation target which is a target to be operated by a user is operated by an operation executing unit that operates the operation target instead of the user is switched to a second state in which the operation target is operated by the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2021
    Publication date: April 14, 2022
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOKAI RIKA DENKI SEISAKUSHO
    Inventors: Aya KIMURA, Masahiko MIYATA, Makoto HARAZAWA, Takeshi OHNISHI
  • Publication number: 20220116582
    Abstract: A display control device includes a first acquisition unit that acquires first viewpoint position information, and a first control unit that performs a control of displaying a first viewpoint video selected from among a plurality of viewpoint videos generated based on images obtained by imaging an imaging region from a plurality of viewpoint positions on a first display unit, in which the first control unit performs a control of displaying first specific information for specifying a first viewpoint position in the first viewpoint video in a case in which the first viewpoint position indicated by the acquired first viewpoint position information is included in the first viewpoint video and performs a control of changing a display size of the first specific information depending on an angle of view of the first viewpoint video displayed on the first display unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2021
    Publication date: April 14, 2022
    Inventors: Fuminori IRIE, Takashi AOKI, Kazunori TAMURA, Masahiko MIYATA
  • Publication number: 20220035480
    Abstract: Provided are an imaging apparatus, an imaging method, and a program capable of accurately and simply controlling a movement sensitivity of an index displayed on a finder monitor to a sensitivity desired by a user by using a touch panel installed on a rear monitor. The imaging apparatus (10) has a finder that includes the finder monitor (13), the touch panel (31) that receives a swipe operation for moving the index, and an image processing unit (24). The image processing unit (24) includes a sensitivity setting unit that sets a first sensitivity for coarsely moving the index by the swipe operation or a second sensitivity for finely moving the index by detecting a contact operation to the touch panel in the swipe operation, and a movement control unit that moves the index on the basis of the swipe operation on the touch panel and the sensitivity set by the sensitivity setting unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2021
    Publication date: February 3, 2022
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Yuki SUGIHARA, Masaru KOBAYASHI, Kazuki ISHIDA, Masahiko MIYATA
  • Patent number: 11216118
    Abstract: Provided are an imaging apparatus, an imaging method, and a program capable of accurately and simply controlling a movement sensitivity of an index displayed on a finder monitor to a sensitivity desired by a user by using a touch panel installed on a rear monitor. The imaging apparatus (10) has a finder that includes the finder monitor (13), the touch panel (31) that receives a swipe operation for moving the index, and an image processing unit (24). The image processing unit (24) includes a sensitivity setting unit that sets a first sensitivity for coarsely moving the index by the swipe operation or a second sensitivity for finely moving the index by detecting a contact operation to the touch panel in the swipe operation, and a movement control unit that moves the index on the basis of the swipe operation on the touch panel and the sensitivity set by the sensitivity setting unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Yuki Sugihara, Masaru Kobayashi, Kazuki Ishida, Masahiko Miyata
  • Patent number: 11182025
    Abstract: Provided are an imaging apparatus, an imaging method, and a program capable of accurately and simply controlling a movement sensitivity of an index displayed on a finder monitor to a sensitivity desired by a user by using a touch panel installed on a rear monitor. The imaging apparatus (10) has a finder that includes the finder monitor (13), the touch panel (31) that receives a swipe operation for moving the index, and an image processing unit (24). The image processing unit (24) includes a sensitivity setting unit that sets a first sensitivity for coarsely moving the index by the swipe operation or a second sensitivity for finely moving the index by detecting a contact operation to the touch panel in the swipe operation, and a movement control unit that moves the index on the basis of the swipe operation on the touch panel and the sensitivity set by the sensitivity setting unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Yuki Sugihara, Masaru Kobayashi, Kazuki Ishida, Masahiko Miyata
  • Patent number: 11128807
    Abstract: Provided are a stop control device, a stop control method, a stop control program, an exposure control device, an exposure control method, an exposure control program, an interchangeable lens, a camera main body, and a camera capable of setting accurately a target opening diameter in a short time. In a case where a stop is set to the target opening diameter, a driving stop position of a stop motor at which an opening diameter reaches the target opening diameter in a case where the stop motor is driven at a first speed is A, and a variation width of the opening diameter caused in a case where the opening diameter reaches the target opening diameter by driving the stop motor (36) at a second speed faster than the first speed is X. The driving stop position of the stop motor is A, and the stop motor is driven at a first speed in a section from the start of driving to a position P is driven at the second speed, and the stop motor is driven at the first speed in a section after the position P.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Masahiko Miyata
  • Publication number: 20210088748
    Abstract: There is provided a lens barrel that can stably support movable lens groups with compact configuration and accurately detect the positions of the movable lens groups. A first main shaft (48) and a first sub-shaft (50) that guide the movement of a third front lens group (G3a), a second main shaft (58) and a second sub-shaft (60) that guide the movement of a fourth lens group (G4), a hall element (84) that is used to detect the position of the third front lens group (G3a), and an MR sensor (94B) that is used to detect the position of the fourth lens group (G4) are disposed on a straight line passing through an optical axis (Z) in a cross section orthogonal to the optical axis (Z). The first main shaft (48) and the first sub-shaft (50) are disposed on the radially inner side than the second main shaft (58) and the second sub-shaft (60). The first main shaft (48) and the second main shaft (58) are disposed so as to overlap each other in a direction of the optical axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2020
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Shinji OTSUKA, Yukihiro KANEKO, Masahiko MIYATA, Takeya ABE