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).

  • Patent number: 11228711
    Abstract: A shake correction control device includes an acquisition unit that acquires imaging information for selecting mechanical correction of mechanically performing shake correction of a subject image or electronic correction of electronically performing the shake correction of the subject image, and a shake correction control unit. The shake correction control unit performs a first control for performing a switching control from the mechanical correction to the electronic correction by synchronizing shake correction operations of the mechanical correction and the electronic correction and a second control, different from the first control, for performing a switching control from the electronic correction to the mechanical correction based on the imaging information acquired by the acquisition unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Tomonori Masuda, Masahiko Sugimoto, Yi Pan, Takashi Hashimoto, Tetsuya Fujikawa, Yasunobu Kishine
  • Patent number: 11212448
    Abstract: A shake correction control device includes an acquisition unit and an operation control unit. The acquisition unit acquires, for each predetermined time, a related amount related to an operation recommendation condition under which an operation of a mechanical correction unit which corrects a shake of a subject image by mechanically moving at least one of a correction optical system or an imaging element is recommended. The operation control unit controls the operation of the mechanical correction unit and an operation of an electronic correction unit which corrects the shake by performing image processing on an image obtained by imaging performed by the imaging element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Yi Pan, Masahiko Sugimoto, Tomonori Masuda, Takashi Hashimoto, Tetsuya Fujikawa, Yasunobu Kishine
  • Patent number: 11202009
    Abstract: A shake correction control device includes an acquisition unit and an operation control unit. The acquisition unit acquires, for each predetermined time, a related amount related to each of a first operation recommendation condition under which an operation of a mechanical correction unit that corrects a shake of a subject image by mechanically moving at least one of a correction optical system or an imaging element is recommended, and a second operation recommendation condition under which an operation of an electronic correction unit that corrects the shake by performing image processing on an image obtained by imaging performed by the imaging element is recommended.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Masahiko Sugimoto, Tomonori Masuda, Yi Pan, Takashi Hashimoto, Tetsuya Fujikawa, Yasunobu Kishine
  • Patent number: 11196933
    Abstract: The image display apparatus according to an aspect of the present invention comprises: an image input device which inputs an image signal; a particular target detection device which detects a particular target included in the image signal based on a particular target evaluation value indicating the feature of the particular target; a frame display information generation device which generates frame display information indicating a frame surrounding the detected particular target and which causes the frame to change continuously or by stages according to the particular target evaluation value; and a display device which displays the frame based on the generated frame display information. That is, by causing the frame to change continuously or by stages according to the evaluation value of a particular target, it is possible to avoid sudden change in the frame display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corportation
    Inventors: Takeshi Misawa, Masahiko Sugimoto
  • Publication number: 20210377446
    Abstract: A blur correction device includes: an acquisition unit that acquires an amount of blur correction used to correct blurring of an image obtained through imaging of an imaging element during exposure for one frame in the imaging element; and a correction unit that corrects the blurring by performing image processing on a correction target image, which is an image for one frame included in a moving image obtained through imaging of the imaging element, based on the amount of blur correction acquired by the acquisition unit during exposure necessary to obtain the correction target image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2021
    Publication date: December 2, 2021
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Tomonori MASUDA, Masahiko SUGIMOTO, Yi PAN, Takashi HASHIMOTO, Tetsuya FUJIKAWA, Yasunobu KISHINE
  • Patent number: 11159775
    Abstract: A processing control unit 50 of an information processing apparatus 14 functions as an acquisition unit that acquires positional information representing an imaging position in which imaging is performed, time range information representing an imaging time range in which the imaging is performed, and color temperature information related to the imaging, from each of a plurality of imaging apparatuses 12. In addition, the processing control unit 50 functions as a derivation unit that derives recommended color temperature information recommended in a case of performing imaging in a specific position and a specific time range from information obtained by performing statistical processing on the acquired positional information, the time range information, and the color temperature information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Masahiko Sugimoto
  • Patent number: 11140331
    Abstract: An image capturing apparatus includes: an image sensor that outputs an image signal obtained by image capturing of a photographic subject by an imaging device through an image capturing optical system; a display that displays a captured image based on the image signal; and a processor configured to perform control to display, on the display, images in a plurality of division regions obtained by dividing a division target region that includes a photographic subject image in the captured image as images in the respective division regions among which a degree of exposure differs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Masahiko Sugimoto
  • Publication number: 20210281758
    Abstract: A shake correction control device includes an acquisition unit that acquires imaging information for selecting mechanical correction of mechanically performing shake correction of a subject image or electronic correction of electronically performing the shake correction of the subject image, and a shake correction control unit. The shake correction control unit performs a first control for performing a switching control from the mechanical correction to the electronic correction by synchronizing shake correction operations of the mechanical correction and the electronic correction and a second control, different from the first control, for performing a switching control from the electronic correction to the mechanical correction based on the imaging information acquired by the acquisition unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2021
    Publication date: September 9, 2021
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Tomonori MASUDA, Masahiko SUGIMOTO, Yi PAN, Takashi HASHIMOTO, Tetsuya FUJIKAWA, Yasunobu KISHINE
  • Publication number: 20210274098
    Abstract: A shake correction control device includes an acquisition unit and an operation control unit. The acquisition unit acquires, for each predetermined time, a related amount related to each of a first operation recommendation condition under which an operation of a mechanical correction unit that corrects a shake of a subject image by mechanically moving at least one of a correction optical system or an imaging element is recommended, and a second operation recommendation condition under which an operation of an electronic correction unit that corrects the shake by performing image processing on an image obtained by imaging performed by the imaging element is recommended.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2021
    Publication date: September 2, 2021
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Masahiko SUGIMOTO, Tomonori MASUDA, Yi PAN, Takashi HASHIMOTO, Tetsuya FUJIKAWA, Yasunobu KISHINE
  • Publication number: 20210274099
    Abstract: A shake correction control device includes an acquisition unit and an operation control unit. The acquisition unit acquires, for each predetermined time, a related amount related to an operation recommendation condition under which an operation of a mechanical correction unit which corrects a shake of a subject image by mechanically moving at least one of a correction optical system or an imaging element is recommended. The operation control unit controls the operation of the mechanical correction unit and an operation of an electronic correction unit which corrects the shake by performing image processing on an image obtained by imaging performed by the imaging element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2021
    Publication date: September 2, 2021
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Yi PAN, Masahiko SUGIMOTO, Tomonori MASUDA, Takashi HASHIMOTO, Tetsuya FUJIKAWA, Yasunobu KISHINE
  • Patent number: 11064135
    Abstract: An image capturing apparatus includes: an image sensor that outputs an image signal obtained by image capturing by an imaging device, the imaging device performing image capturing of a photographic subject through an image capturing optical system; a display that displays a captured image based on the image signal; and a processor configured to determine, on the basis of a result of analysis of the captured image, a position of a boundary line along which the captured image is divided into a plurality of regions, adjust, in a case where a change occurs in the captured image, the determined position of the boundary line on the basis of the change in the captured image, and control, on the basis of a brightness of the captured image after the change, an exposure for at least one of the plurality of regions separated by the adjusted boundary line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Masahiko Sugimoto
  • Publication number: 20210169315
    Abstract: Provided is a vital stain inspection method for distinguishing between cancer cells and normal cells within a lumen, or on the serous membrane side of an organ, by means of laser irradiation after organ tissue has been stained by curcumin, Red #3 or Red #106, which are edible color dyes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2018
    Publication date: June 10, 2021
    Inventors: Akira MIZOGUCHI, Koji TANAKA, Kazushi KIMURA, Tetsuya NOSAKA, Kyosuke TANAKA, Shujie WANG, Aika KAITO, Kousyoku SAI, Yuji TOIYAMA, Hidemasa GOTO, Masahiko SUGIMOTO, Yuuhei NISHIMURA
  • Patent number: 10965880
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus 14 includes a reception unit 22 that receives information based on a captured image obtained by an imaging device, an extraction unit 28 that extract a plurality of image data of which a degree of similarity with a subject specified by the information received by the reception unit 22 is equal to or greater than a predetermined value from a first image data group obtained by the bracket imaging and/or a second image data group obtained by non-bracket imaging which are accumulated in advance, a generation unit 30 that generates the imaging condition of the bracket imaging by using the plurality of image data extracted by the extraction unit 28, and a transmission unit 32 that transmits the imaging condition of the bracket imaging generated by the generation unit 30 to the imaging device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Takeshi Kamiya, Masahiko Sugimoto, Yoshiaki Ishii
  • Publication number: 20210029302
    Abstract: The image display apparatus according to an aspect of the present invention comprises: an image input device which inputs an image signal; a particular target detection device which detects a particular target included in the image signal based on a particular target evaluation value indicating the feature of the particular target; a frame display information generation device which generates frame display information indicating a frame surrounding the detected particular target and which causes the frame to change continuously or by stages according to the particular target evaluation value; and a display device which displays the frame based on the generated frame display information. That is, by causing the frame to change continuously or by stages according to the evaluation value of a particular target, it is possible to avoid sudden change in the frame display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2020
    Publication date: January 28, 2021
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Takeshi MISAWA, Masahiko SUGIMOTO
  • Patent number: 10866626
    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: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Masahiko Sugimoto
  • Patent number: 10841499
    Abstract: The image display apparatus according to an aspect of the present invention comprises: an image input device which inputs an image signal; a particular target detection device which detects a particular target included in the image signal based on a particular target evaluation value indicating the feature of the particular target; a frame display information generation device which generates frame display information indicating a frame surrounding the detected particular target and which causes the frame to change continuously or by stages according to the particular target evaluation value; and a display device which displays the frame based on the generated frame display information. That is, by causing the frame to change continuously or by stages according to the evaluation value of a particular target, it is possible to avoid sudden change in the frame display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Takeshi Misawa, Masahiko Sugimoto
  • Patent number: 10794298
    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: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: KUBOTA Corporation
    Inventors: Akihiko Kai, Katsushi Inoue, Masahiko Sugimoto, Kentaro Kita, Hideo Shimoji, Hiroki Murata, Gen Nakamura
  • Publication number: 20200273012
    Abstract: A mode switch changes a mode of a bag (container) into a blue LED turned-on state (first mode) indicative of being settled on a condition that a settlement process is performed by a settlement processor. The mode switch changes the mode of the bag (container) into a white LED turned-on state (second mode) indicative of being unsettled on a condition that an initialization process is performed by an initialization processor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2019
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Applicant: TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Masahiko SUGIMOTO
  • Publication number: 20200234266
    Abstract: A sales data processing apparatus includes a housing section configured to house a container for at least one commodity, a settlement section configured to perform settlement processing based on tag information related to the at least one commodity read from a wireless tag attached to the at least one commodity in the container in the housing section, and a marking section configured to mark, upon completion of the settlement processing, the container to indicate completion of the settlement processing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2019
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Inventor: Masahiko SUGIMOTO
  • Publication number: 20200236333
    Abstract: A processing control unit 50 of an information processing apparatus 14 functions as an acquisition unit that acquires positional information representing an imaging position in which imaging is performed, time range information representing an imaging time range in which the imaging is performed, and color temperature information related to the imaging, from each of a plurality of imaging apparatuses 12. In addition, the processing control unit 50 functions as a derivation unit that derives recommended color temperature information recommended in a case of performing imaging in a specific position and a specific time range from information obtained by performing statistical processing on the acquired positional information, the time range information, and the color temperature information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2020
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Masahiko SUGIMOTO