Patents by Inventor Masakazu SEKIGUCHI

Masakazu SEKIGUCHI 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: 10290207
    Abstract: An electronic device may include a position detecting unit that detects a position; a time detecting unit that detects a time; a communicating unit that communicates with a first device provided separately from the position detecting unit and the time detecting unit; and an instructing unit that instructs, via the communicating unit, a first detecting unit provided to the first device to perform detection according to a detection result of the position detecting unit and the time detecting unit. An electronic device may include a position detecting unit that detects a position; a time detecting unit that detects a time; a physical amount detecting unit that detects a physical amount of an ambient environment according to a detection result of the position detecting unit and the time detecting unit; and a human detecting that performs detection about human according to a detection result of the physical amount detecting unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: NIKON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kengo Mizui, Hisashi Tai, Takafumi Toyoda, Mayuko Ito, Yuki Kinouchi, Masakazu Sekiguchi
  • Patent number: 10279742
    Abstract: An image capture device is mounted in a vehicle. The image capture device includes: an image capture unit; and a setting unit that sets an image capture condition for each region of the image capture unit each having a plurality of pixels, or for each pixel, based upon at least one of a state exterior to the vehicle and a state of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: NIKON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akiko Shiga, Toru Miyakoshi, Satoshi Yamaguchi, Akira Kinoshita, Kaoru Yoshino, Hitomi Naganuma, Takashi Kuriyama, Koichi Fukuda, Yuki Kita, Koji Nagaoka, Tomoya Nakagawa, Masakazu Sekiguchi, Takashi Shionoya
  • Patent number: 10275645
    Abstract: To determine the state of a subject person with a simple structure, an image determining device includes: an imaging unit that captures an image from a first direction, the image including the subject person; a first detector that detects size information from the image, the size information being about the subject person in the first direction; a second detector that detects position-related information, the position-related information being different from the information detected by the first detector; and a determining unit that determines the state of the subject person, based on a result of the detection performed by the first detector and a result of the detection performed by the second detector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: NIKON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tetsuya Yamamoto, Masahiro Nei, Isao Totsuka, Tomoyuki Matsuyama, Masamitsu Yanagihara, Satoshi Hagiwara, Masakazu Sekiguchi
  • Patent number: 10275643
    Abstract: An electronic device includes: a storage unit that stores therein a plurality of images in which a first subject is imaged, and a plurality of images in which a second subject which is different from the first subject is imaged, and stores therein supplementary information about the first subject and the second subject including information about dates and times of imaging, and sites of imaging; and an extracting unit that extracts images whose dates and times of imaging are different from each other, and images imaged at a common site of imaging based on the supplementary information when extracting an image in which the first subject is imaged and an image in which the second subject is imaged. In the electronic device, when the first subject and the second subject are humans, the storage unit stores therein, as the supplementary information, birth dates of the first and second people.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Nikon Corporation
    Inventors: Yuko Nakada, Toshinori Take, Hiroki Uwai, Maki Suzuki, Kazuma Hosoi, Masakazu Sekiguchi
  • Patent number: 10264146
    Abstract: An electronic device includes: a communication unit that performs communication with an external device; and a control unit that issues a command to the external device via the communication unit, on the basis of at least one of capacity of the external device, and capacity of the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: NIKON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Nobuhiro Fujinawa, Setsu Mitsuhashi, Masakazu Sekiguchi, Takashi Kuriyama, Hiroto Nagamine, Masami Takemoto, Motoki Toyama
  • Patent number: 10255491
    Abstract: To appropriately guide a subject person while protecting a privacy of the subject person despite use of an captured image of the subject person, a guidance system includes: an image capturing unit capable of capturing an image containing a subject person from a first direction; a detection unit that detects a size of an image of the subject person from the image captured by the image capturing unit; and a guidance unit that provides guidance for the subject person based on a detection result of the detection unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: NIKON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masakazu Sekiguchi, Tetsuya Yamamoto, Masahiro Nei, Masamitsu Yanagihara, Satoshi Hagiwara, Isao Totsuka, Tomoyuki Matsuyama
  • Publication number: 20190098246
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus includes a processing unit that processes an image capture signal captured by an image capturing unit, a communication unit that is capable of transmitting the image capture signal captured by the image capturing unit to an external apparatus, and a determination unit that determines whether or not to transmit the image capture signal to the external apparatus, according to a capture setting for the image capturing unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2018
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Applicant: NIKON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Sho KAMIDE, Yasuyuki MOTOKI, Kunihiro KUWANO, Teppei OKUYAMA, Takeo MOTOHASHI, Yae JOTAKI, Masakazu SEKIGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20190089909
    Abstract: To generate multiple types of images of the same subject, an electronic apparatus includes a drive control unit that controls the drive of an image sensor, a division unit that divides an image capture region of the image sensor into at least first and second regions, and an image generation unit that generates a first image by capturing an image of the same subject in the first region and generates a second image by capturing an image of the same subject in the second region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2018
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Applicant: NIKON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takashi SHIONOYA, Toshiyuki KANBARA, Masakazu SEKIGUCHI
  • Patent number: 10178338
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus includes: a processing unit that processes an image capture signal captured by an image capturing unit; a communication unit that is capable of transmitting the image capture signal captured by the image capturing unit to an external apparatus; and a determination unit that determines whether or not to transmit the image capture signal to the external apparatus, according to a capture setting for the image capturing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: NIKON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Sho Kamide, Yasuyuki Motoki, Kunihiro Kuwano, Teppei Okuyama, Takeo Motohashi, Yae Jotaki, Masakazu Sekiguchi
  • Patent number: 10142563
    Abstract: To generate multiple types of images of the same subject. An electronic apparatus includes a drive control unit that controls the drive of an image sensor, a division unit that divides an image capture region of the image sensor into at least first and second regions, and an image generation unit that generates a first image by capturing an image of the same subject in the first region and generates a second image by capturing an image of the same subject in the second region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: NIKON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takashi Shionoya, Toshiyuki Kanbara, Masakazu Sekiguchi
  • Publication number: 20180220393
    Abstract: An electronic device having an attachment part that attaches/detaches the electronic device to/from a predetermined member; a physical quantity sensor detecting a physical quantity affecting the predetermined member according to a movement of a human body; and a communication unit configured to communicate with an external device and transmit the physical quantity detected by the physical quantity sensor to the external device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2018
    Publication date: August 2, 2018
    Applicant: NIKON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yukio Kubota, Satoshi Ejima, Takeo Motohashi, Mitsuko Matsumura, Hiroki Ono, Masakazu Sekiguchi
  • Publication number: 20180194279
    Abstract: Provided is an electronic apparatus that perform an appropriate process according to a gesture of a subject person, the electronic apparatus including: a first input unit that inputs a detection result of a biosensor detecting a change in biological information of a subject person; a second input unit that inputs a recognition result of a recognition device recognizing an action of the subject person; and a processing unit that performs a process according to the action of the subject person based on input results of the first and second input units.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2018
    Publication date: July 12, 2018
    Applicant: NIKON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuhiro TAKAHASHI, Mami MURATAMI, Naoto YAMADA, Shinjiro MURAKI, Yuya ADACHI, Masakazu SEKIGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20180188818
    Abstract: Provided is a convenient display device including: a display unit capable of projecting a projection image on a domain in accordance with a position of a user; and a judgment unit that judges whether the projection image can be projected on the domain.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2018
    Publication date: July 5, 2018
    Applicant: NIKON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Atsushi TANAKA, Kumiko ISHIDA, Toru MIYAKOSHI, Chiori SAITO, Michiyo OGAWA, Masakazu SEKIGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20180124262
    Abstract: An electronic device includes: a communication unit that performs communication with an external device; and a control unit that issues a command to the external device via the communication unit, on the basis of at least one of capacity of the external device, and capacity of the electronic device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Publication date: May 3, 2018
    Applicant: NIKON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Nobuhiro FUJINAWA, Setsu MITSUHASHI, Masakazu SEKIGUCHI, Takashi KURIYAMA, Hiroto NAGAMINE, Masami TAKEMOTO, Motoki TOYAMA
  • Patent number: 9949229
    Abstract: To improve the usability of an electronic device, the electronic device includes: a first communication unit located near a user; a receive unit configured to receive data through communication via a body of the user or near field communication between a second communication unit located in a member used by the user and the first communication unit; and a recording unit configured to record data pertaining to the member when communication is established between the first communication unit and the second communication unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: NIKON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yukio Kubota, Satoshi Ejima, Takeo Motohashi, Mitsuko Matsumura, Hiroki Ono, Masakazu Sekiguchi
  • Patent number: 9927878
    Abstract: Provided is a convenient display device including: a display unit capable of projecting a projection image on a domain in accordance with a position of a user; and a judgment unit that judges whether the projection image can be projected on the domain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: NIKON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Atsushi Tanaka, Kumiko Ishida, Toru Miyakoshi, Chiori Saito, Michiyo Ogawa, Masakazu Sekiguchi
  • Publication number: 20180039827
    Abstract: To determine the state of a subject person with a simple structure, an image determining device includes: an imaging unit that captures an image from a first direction, the image including the subject person; a first detector that detects size information from the image, the size information being about the subject person in the first direction; a second detector that detects position-related information, the position-related information being different from the information detected by the first detector; and a determining unit that determines the state of the subject person, based on a result of the detection performed by the first detector and a result of the detection performed by the second detector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2017
    Publication date: February 8, 2018
    Applicant: NIKON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tetsuya YAMAMOTO, Masahiro NEI, Isao TOTSUKA, Tomoyuki MATSUYAMA, Masamitsu YANAGIHARA, Satoshi HAGIWARA, Masakazu SEKIGUCHI
  • Patent number: 9888136
    Abstract: An electronic device includes: a communication unit that performs communication with an external device; and a control unit that issues a command to the external device via the communication unit, on the basis of at least one of capacity of the external device, and capacity of the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: NIKON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Nobuhiro Fujinawa, Setsu Mitsuhashi, Masakazu Sekiguchi, Takashi Kuriyama, Hiroto Nagamine, Masami Takemoto, Motoki Toyama
  • Publication number: 20170316682
    Abstract: An electronic device may include a position detecting unit that detects a position; a time detecting unit that detects a time; a communicating unit that communicates with a first device provided separately from the position detecting unit and the time detecting unit; and an instructing unit that instructs, via the communicating unit, a first detecting unit provided to the first device to perform detection according to a detection result of the position detecting unit and the time detecting unit. An electronic device may include a position detecting unit that detects a position; a time detecting unit that detects a time; a physical amount detecting unit that detects a physical amount of an ambient environment according to a detection result of the position detecting unit and the time detecting unit; and a human detecting that performs detection about human according to a detection result of the physical amount detecting unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2017
    Publication date: November 2, 2017
    Applicant: NIKON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kengo MIZUI, Hisashi TAI, Takafumi TOYODA, Mayuko ITO, Yuki KINOUCHI, Masakazu SEKIGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20170310919
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus includes: a processing unit that processes an image capture signal captured by an image capturing unit; a communication unit that is capable of transmitting the image capture signal captured by the image capturing unit to an external apparatus; and a determination unit that determines whether or not to transmit the image capture signal to the external apparatus, according to a capture setting for the image capturing unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2017
    Publication date: October 26, 2017
    Applicant: NIKON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Sho KAMIDE, Yasuyuki MOTOKI, Kunihiro KUWANO, Teppei OKUYAMA, Takeo MOTOHASHI, Yae JOTAKI, Masakazu SEKIGUCHI