Patents by Inventor Masahiko Sugimoto

Masahiko Sugimoto 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).

  • Publication number: 20190282862
    Abstract: A golf club set includes a plurality of golf clubs 1 having different loft angles. The golf clubs 1 include at least one 1st golf club 1A having a loft angle of less than 34 degrees, and at least one 2nd golf club 1B having a loft angle of not less than 34 degrees. Each of the at least one 1st golf club 1A and the at least one 2nd golf club 1B comprises a clubface 3 provided with a plurality of face grooves 8 having a depth. The depth of the face grooves 8 of the at least one 2nd golf club 1B is larger than the depth of the face grooves 8 of the at least one 1st golf club 1A.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2019
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Applicant: Sumitomo Rubber Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Naoyoshi UEDA, Masahiko UEDA, Shimpei OYAMA, Yuki NAGANO, Satoru HANAMITSU, Tomoya HIRANO, Kenji KII, Hiroshi ABE, Yasushi SUGIMOTO
  • Publication number: 20190227617
    Abstract: Provided are an electronic apparatus, a power-saving control method, and a program capable of realizing both ease of use for a user and power-saving. A determination unit that determines whether a non-operation state of a user continues for a reference time in a first power mode, a mode control unit that shifts a power mode to a second power mode in which power is saved in a case where determination is made that the non-operation state continues for the reference time in the first power mode, a time interval detection unit that detects a time interval from the shift to the second power mode to an operation by the user, and a time control unit that changes the reference time based on the detected time interval are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2019
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Masahiko SUGIMOTO
  • Patent number: 10353070
    Abstract: A distance measurement device includes an imaging unit, a measurement unit that measures a plurality of distances to the subject by emitting a plurality of directional light rays the subject and receiving reflection light rays, a control unit that controls the imaging unit to image the subject in an angle of view which includes irradiation positions of the directional light rays used in the measurement of the plurality of distances onto the subject, and a deriving unit that derives a dimension of a real-space region corresponding to an interval between a plurality of pixels associated with the in-image irradiation positions based on distances which are related to in-image irradiation positions derived as positions corresponding to the irradiation positions within a captured image acquired through imaging, among the plurality of measured distances, the interval for each distance within the captured image, and a focal length of the imaging unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: FUJIFILM CORPORATION
    Inventor: Masahiko Sugimoto
  • Patent number: 10339638
    Abstract: An image processing device and an image processing method capable of satisfactorily performing a point image restoration process of a visible light image and a point image restoration process of a near-infrared light image are provided. A point image restoration process is performed on luminance data Y indicating a visible light image and IR data indicating a near-infrared light image using a first point image restoration filter based on a first point spread function with respect to visible light of an optical system and a second point image restoration filter based on a second point spread function with respect to near-infrared light of the optical system. An appropriate point image restoration process is performed on the IR data so that restoration strength (second gain ?) in the point image restoration process for the IR data captured with radiation of near-infrared light is higher than restoration strength (first gain ?) in the point image restoration process for the luminance data Y.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Kenkichi Hayashi, Junichi Tanaka, Yousuke Naruse, Masahiko Sugimoto, Kousuke Irie
  • Publication number: 20190186384
    Abstract: An engine promoting activation of a catalyst is provided, including an exhaust manifold, an exhaust lead-out path led out from a manifold exit of the exhaust manifold, a catalyst case provided on the exhaust lead-out path, and a catalyst housed in the catalyst case. The exhaust manifold and the catalyst case are extended in the front-back direction of crankshaft extension and disposed side by side orthogonally to the front-back direction. The engine may further include a supercharger attached to the exit of the exhaust manifold, and the catalyst case is attached to a turbine exit of the supercharger. The engine may further include an exhaust relay pipe attached to the exit of the exhaust manifold, and the catalyst case is attached to a relay pipe exit of the exhaust relay pipe. The engine may further include an exhaust throttle device provided on an exhaust downstream side of the catalyst.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2018
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: Akihiko KAI, Katsushi INOUE, Masahiko SUGIMOTO, Kentaro KITA, Hideo SHIMOJI, Hiroki MURATA, Gen NAKAMURA
  • Patent number: 10326947
    Abstract: The present invention provides an image processing device, an imaging device, an image processing method, and a program which are capable of accurately correcting blurring caused in first image data of an image using a near-infrared ray as a light source and, accurately performing a point image restoration process on second image data of an image using visible light and a near-infrared ray as a light source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Kenkichi Hayashi, Junichi Tanaka, Yousuke Naruse, Masahiko Sugimoto
  • Publication number: 20190147618
    Abstract: There is provided an attention position recognizing apparatus, an image pickup apparatus, a display apparatus, an attention position recognizing method, and a program, in which it is possible to reliably recognize a position of a portion, to which attention is paid by a user, in an image. A gaze analyzing unit that performs detection of a gaze position of the user and determination of whether or not the gaze position is stable, as a gaze analysis of the user, an image analyzing unit that performs image analysis of the acquired image, and an attention position recognizing unit that recognizes an attention position which is a position of a portion in the image, to which attention is paid by the user, based on the result of the gaze analysis and the result of the image analysis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2019
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Masahiko SUGIMOTO
  • Patent number: 10171803
    Abstract: An image capturing apparatus according to an aspect of the present invention includes an image capturing unit, a display unit that displays an imaged picture imaged by the image capturing unit and a guide linearly shaped along a sagittal direction or a tangential direction in the imaged picture, the guide assisting imaging of a calibration image used for calibration in a point image restoration process, and a parameter calculation unit that calculates a parameter for the point image restoration process on the basis of the calibration image imaged by the image capturing unit with assistance from the guide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Kenkichi Hayashi, Masahiko Sugimoto, Yousuke Naruse
  • Patent number: 10083500
    Abstract: A restoration filter generation device which generates a restoration filter for performing a restoration process on luminance system image data, the restoration process being based on a point-image distribution in an optical system, the luminance system image data being image data relevant to luminance and being generated based on image data for each color of multiple colors, the restoration filter generation device including an MTF acquisition device which acquires a modulation transfer function MTF for the optical system; and a restoration filter generation device which generates the restoration filter based on the modulation transfer function MTF, the restoration filter suppressing an MTF value of image data for each color of the multiple colors to 1.0 or less at least in a region of a particular spatial frequency or less, the image data for each color of the multiple colors corresponding to the luminance system image data after the restoration process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Yousuke Naruse, Kenkichi Hayashi, Masahiko Sugimoto
  • Publication number: 20180246213
    Abstract: A distance measurement device includes an imaging unit, a measurement unit that measures a plurality of distances to the subject by emitting a plurality of directional light rays the subject and receiving reflection light rays, a control unit that controls the imaging unit to image the subject in an angle of view which includes irradiation positions of the directional light rays used in the measurement of the plurality of distances onto the subject, and a deriving unit that derives a dimension of a real-space region corresponding to an interval between a plurality of pixels associated with the in-image irradiation positions based on distances which are related to in-image irradiation positions derived as positions corresponding to the irradiation positions within a captured image acquired through imaging, among the plurality of measured distances, the interval for each distance within the captured image, and a focal length of the imaging unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2018
    Publication date: August 30, 2018
    Inventor: Masahiko SUGIMOTO
  • Publication number: 20180203116
    Abstract: A distance measurement device includes a deriving unit that derives a dimension of a real-space region corresponding to an interval between a plurality of pixels associated with in-image irradiation positions derived as positions, which correspond to irradiation positions of laser beams onto a subject, within a captured image acquired by imaging the subject by an imaging unit, based on a distance measured by a measurement unit, an interval between a plurality of designated pixels, and a focal length of the imaging unit, and an output unit that derives derivation accuracy corresponding to an actually present factor based on a first correspondence relation between assumption factors assumed as factors influencing in-image irradiation positions and derivation accuracy derived by the deriving unit, and outputs information based on the derived derivation accuracy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2018
    Publication date: July 19, 2018
    Inventor: Masahiko SUGIMOTO
  • Patent number: 10027909
    Abstract: An imaging device 10 according to one aspect of the present invention includes: a subject distance acquisition section 115; a movement amount acquisition section 120 that acquires an amount of movement of the subject on the basis of the subject distance; a restoration processing determination section 125 that determines, on the basis of the amount of movement acquired by the movement amount acquisition section 120, whether the restoration processing should be performed on the images through a restoration filter, a restoration strength of the restoration processing should be adjusted and the restoration processing should be performed on the images, or the restoration processing should not be performed on the images; and a restoration processing execution section 105 that performs the restoration processing on the images through the restoration filter or with the adjusted restoration strength, on the basis of the determination of the restoration processing determination section 125.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Kenkichi Hayashi, Masahiko Sugimoto, Yousuke Naruse, Kosuke Irie
  • Patent number: 9984448
    Abstract: A restoration filter generation device which generates a restoration filter for performing a restoration process on luminance system image data, the restoration process being based on a point-image distribution in an optical system, the luminance system image data being image data relevant to luminance and being generated based on image data for each color of multiple colors, the restoration filter generation device including an MTF acquisition device which acquires a modulation transfer function MTF for the optical system; and a restoration filter generation device which generates the restoration filter based on the modulation transfer function MTF, the restoration filter suppressing an MTF value of image data for each color of the multiple colors to 1.0 or less at least in a region of a particular spatial frequency or less, the image data for each color of the multiple colors corresponding to the luminance system image data after the restoration process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Yousuke Naruse, Kenkichi Hayashi, Masahiko Sugimoto
  • Patent number: 9984449
    Abstract: A restoration filter generation device which generates a restoration filter for performing a restoration process on luminance system image data, the restoration process being based on a point-image distribution in an optical system, the luminance system image data being image data relevant to luminance and being generated based on image data for each color of multiple colors, the restoration filter generation device including an MTF acquisition device which acquires a modulation transfer function MTF for the optical system; and a restoration filter generation device which generates the restoration filter based on the modulation transfer function MTF, the restoration filter suppressing an MTF value of image data for each color of the multiple colors to 1.0 or less at least in a region of a particular spatial frequency or less, the image data for each color of the multiple colors corresponding to the luminance system image data after the restoration process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Yousuke Naruse, Kenkichi Hayashi, Masahiko Sugimoto
  • Patent number: 9965833
    Abstract: Disclosed is a technique capable of efficiently storing and retaining characteristic data (a restoration filter or the like) of an optical system used for a restoration process in a storage unit with limited storage capacity in consideration of the degree of image restoration. An image processing device includes a characteristic data storage unit 42 which is capable of storing characteristic data of a plurality of types of optical systems, and a restoration processing unit which subjects source image data to a restoration process using a restoration filter based on a point spread function of an optical system to acquire recovered image data. In case where storing new characteristic data in the characteristic data storage unit, characteristic data which is stored in the characteristic data storage unit 42 is controlled based on a restoration evaluation value which is allocated to characteristic data according to the type of optical system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Masahiko Sugimoto, Kenkichi Hayashi, Yousuke Naruse
  • Patent number: 9948828
    Abstract: A subject is imaged repeatedly and color images of the subject are obtained. A color histogram is generated from the color subject image obtained and a representative color is decided from the color histogram generated. A specific color range that can be considered a color identical with the representative color is decided from the color histogram and representative color. Color outside the specific color range in the color subject image is changed to gray, an image of the subject in which the non-specific colors have been changed to gray is obtained and the image is displayed. Processing such as deciding the specific color range is repeated. When an instruction to fix the specific color is issued, the specific color range is fixed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Hisashi Endo, Yitong Zhang, Masahiko Sugimoto, Junya Kitagawa, Kosuke Kuribayashi
  • Patent number: 9906732
    Abstract: A restoration filter based on a point spread function of an optical system is applied to source image data acquired through photographing using the optical system to acquire restored image data (S13: filter application step). Adjustment of an amplification factor of the difference between source image data and restored image data is performed, and recovered image data is acquired from the difference after adjustment and source image data (S15: gain adjustment step). In the filter application step, a common filter determined regardless of a value of a magnification of an optical zoom of the optical system is used as the restoration filter, and in the gain adjustment step, the amplification factor is determined based on the magnification of the optical zoom of the optical system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Kosuke Irie, Masahiko Sugimoto, Yousuke Naruse, Kenkichi Hayashi
  • Patent number: 9898807
    Abstract: The image processing device includes a gradation correction unit (gamma correction processing unit 33) which performs gradation correction, a restoration processing unit, a sharpening processing unit, a sharpening and recovery control unit 37 which is able to adjust a restoration rate of restoration processing and a sharpening rate of sharpening processing by controlling the restoration processing unit and the sharpening processing unit, a sharpening and recovery control unit 37 which acquires a total sharpening and restoration rate based on the restoration rate and the sharpening rate and one rate of the restoration rate and the sharpening rate and calculates the other rate of the restoration rate and the sharpening rate based on the total sharpening and restoration rate, and a brightness information acquisition unit. The sharpening and recovery control unit adjusts the restoration rate and the sharpening rate according to acquired brightness information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Kenkichi Hayashi, Masahiko Sugimoto, Yousuke Naruse, Kosuke Irie
  • Patent number: 9892495
    Abstract: Disclosed are an image processing device, an imaging device, an image processing method, and an image processing program capable of, when recovering a deteriorated image due to a point spread function of an optical system, effectively performing phase recovery and suppressing the occurrence of artifact due to frequency recovery processing. The image processing device includes a phase recovery processing unit which subjects image data acquired from an imaging element by capturing an object image using an optical system to phase recovery processing using a phase recovery filter based on a point spread function of the optical system, a gradation correction processing unit which subjects image data subjected to the phase recovery processing to nonlinear gradation correction, and a frequency recovery processing unit which subjects image data subjected to the gradation correction to frequency recovery processing using a frequency recovery filter based on the point spread function of the optical system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Yousuke Naruse, Masahiko Sugimoto, Kenkichi Hayashi
  • Publication number: 20180040109
    Abstract: An image processing device and an image processing method capable of satisfactorily performing a point image restoration process of a visible light image and a point image restoration process of a near-infrared light image are provided. A point image restoration process is performed on luminance data Y indicating a visible light image and IR data indicating a near-infrared light image using a first point image restoration filter based on a first point spread function with respect to visible light of an optical system and a second point image restoration filter based on a second point spread function with respect to near-infrared light of the optical system. An appropriate point image restoration process is performed on the IR data so that restoration strength (second gain ?) in the point image restoration process for the IR data captured with radiation of near-infrared light is higher than restoration strength (first gain ?) in the point image restoration process for the luminance data Y.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2017
    Publication date: February 8, 2018
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Kenkichi HAYASHI, Junichi TANAKA, Yousuke NARUSE, Masahiko SUGIMOTO, Kousuke IRIE