Patents by Inventor Masaki Satoh

Masaki Satoh 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: 20210152777
    Abstract: A network system includes: a plurality of terminals configured to hold a chat and a video conference; and a server configured to cause a candidate for a file of a document to be selected on a screen for the chat at one terminal of the plurality of terminals and to launch the video conference with the document ready to be referenced when a first button for starting the video conference is pressed at the one terminal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2020
    Publication date: May 20, 2021
    Inventors: MASAKI TAKEUCHI, SHUICHI SATOH, SATOSHI OHTA, HIROSHI OHKUBO, MASANORI OGINO, HIROAKI IWAKURA
  • Patent number: 10931875
    Abstract: One aspect of the present disclosure is an image processing device performing image stabilization of frame images shot by an imaging device. This device is provided with an acquiring unit, an image generating unit and a cropping unit. The acquiring unit acquires the plurality of frame images. The image generating unit stitches, among the plurality of frame images acquired by the acquiring unit, a first frame image and a second frame image, the second frame image being one frame image among several frames before and after the first frame image, to generate a composite image larger than a size of the first frame image and the second frame image. The cropping unit sets a cropping region to the composite image and outputs an image in the cropping region as an output frame image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Morpho, Inc.
    Inventor: Masaki Satoh
  • Publication number: 20200358955
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes: an alignment unit configured to perform alignment for a group of images including a plurality of short-time-exposure images that are captured with a first exposure time and a long-time-exposure image that is captured with a second exposure time that is longer than the first exposure time; and an output unit configured to output the long-time-exposure image in a case where the long-time-exposure image satisfies a predetermined condition and configured to output a composite image which is generated by compositing a plurality of images selected from among the plurality of short-time-exposure images, in a case where the long-time-exposure image does not satisfy the predetermined condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2020
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Applicants: MORPHO, INC., Sharp Corporation
    Inventors: Hirotaka Kawano, Shun HIRAI, Masaki Satoh, Michihiro KOBAYASHI, Taiga Koseki
  • Patent number: 10440277
    Abstract: It is an object of the present disclosure to enable displaying information on unused area of an input image while displaying an enlarged image of the input image An image processing device includes a specified area setting part configured to set a specified area in an input image, an additional information setting part configured to set additional information on at least a part of non-specified area which is an area in the input image other than the specified area, and a display control part configured to display the specified area and the additional information on the display as an output image. The user can view the image of the specified area and the additional information at the same time. Therefore, the device can utilize the information of the input image more effectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: MORPHO, INC.
    Inventors: Shun Hirai, Jaesung Lee, Zhengyu Chen, Masaki Satoh, Ryo Ono
  • Patent number: 10309245
    Abstract: Provided is a gas turbine capable of achieving high-speed startup of the gas turbine through quick operation control of an ACC system during startup of the gas turbine, improving the cooling efficiency of turbine stationary components, and quickly carrying out an operation required for cat back prevention during shutdown of the gas turbine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignees: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD., TOHOKU ELECTRIC POWER COMPANY, INC.
    Inventors: Satoshi Mizukami, Tatsuo Ishiguro, Junichiro Masada, Kazumasa Takata, Yuya Fukunaga, Hiroki Takahashi, Masaki Satoh, Yoshiaki Nishimura, Norio Oogai, Souji Hasegawa, Masato Hayashi
  • Patent number: 10247030
    Abstract: Provided is a gas turbine capable of achieving high-speed startup of the gas turbine through quick operation control of an ACC system during startup of the gas turbine, improving the cooling efficiency of turbine stationary components, and quickly carrying out an operation required for cat back prevention during shutdown of the gas turbine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignees: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD., TOHOKU ELECTRIC POWER COMPANY, INC.
    Inventors: Satoshi Mizukami, Tatsuo Ishiguro, Junichiro Masada, Kazumasa Takata, Yuya Fukunaga, Hiroki Takahashi, Masaki Satoh, Yoshiaki Nishimura, Norio Oogai, Souji Hasegawa, Masato Hayashi
  • Patent number: 10200649
    Abstract: An image processing device comprising: a recording unit configured to record a previous frame image input before a target frame image that is to be a processing target or an output frame image from the previous frame image; an alignment unit configured to align the target frame image with the previous frame image or with the output frame image from the previous frame image; a correction unit configured to perform a temporal correction process to correct a pixel value of the target frame image by use of a pixel value of the previous frame image or a pixel value of the output frame image from the previous frame image that has been aligned by the alignment unit, with reference to the recording unit; and a generation unit configured to generate an output frame image from the target frame image by use of the target frame image corrected by the correction unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Morpho, Inc.
    Inventors: Masaki Satoh, Shun Hirai
  • Publication number: 20190028645
    Abstract: One aspect of the present disclosure is an image processing device performing image stabilization of frame images shot by an imaging device. This device is provided with an acquiring unit, an image generating unit and a cropping unit. The acquiring unit acquires the plurality of frame images. The image generating unit stitches, among the plurality of frame images acquired by the acquiring unit, a first frame image and a second frame image, the second frame image being one frame image among several frames before and after the first frame image, to generate a composite image larger than a size of the first frame image and the second frame image. The cropping unit sets a cropping region to the composite image and outputs an image in the cropping region as an output frame image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2017
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Applicant: Morpho, Inc.
    Inventor: Masaki SATOH
  • Publication number: 20180167558
    Abstract: It is an object of the present disclosure to enable displaying information on unused area of an input image while displaying an enlarged image of the input image An image processing device includes a specified area setting part configured to set a specified area in an input image, an additional information setting part configured to set additional information on at least a part of non-specified area which is an area in the input image other than the specified area, and a display control part configured to display the specified area and the additional information on the display as an output image. The user can view the image of the specified area and the additional information at the same time. Therefore, the device can utilize the information of the input image more effectively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2017
    Publication date: June 14, 2018
    Applicant: MORPHO, INC.
    Inventors: Shun Hirai, Jaesung Lee, Zhengyu Chen, Masaki Satoh, Ryo ONO
  • Patent number: 9959649
    Abstract: It is an object to generate a desired composite image in which a motion area of a subject is correctly composited. A difference image between a base target and an aligned swap target is generated (S1021), and an extracted contour in the difference image is determined according to the active contour model (S1022). The inner area of the contour and the outer area of the contour are painted with different colors to be color-coded so as to generate a mask image for alpha blending (S1023). Using the mask image thus generated, the swap target that is aligned with respect to the base target is composited with the base target of the base image by alpha blending (S1024).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: MORPHO, INC.
    Inventors: Teppei Inomata, Kojiro Kato, Masaki Satoh, Kouta Kurihara, Kazuki Kimura, Ryo Ono
  • Patent number: 9951644
    Abstract: Provided is a gas turbine capable of achieving high-speed startup of the gas turbine through quick operation control of an ACC system during startup of the gas turbine, improving the cooling efficiency of turbine stationary components, and quickly carrying out an operation required for cat back prevention during shutdown of the gas turbine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignees: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD., TOHOKU ELECTRIC POWER COMPANY, INC.
    Inventors: Satoshi Mizukami, Tatsuo Ishiguro, Junichiro Masada, Kazumasa Takata, Yuya Fukunaga, Hiroki Takahashi, Masaki Satoh, Yoshiaki Nishimura, Norio Oogai, Souji Hasegawa, Masato Hayashi
  • Patent number: 9639913
    Abstract: A device comprises an input unit, a motion acquisition unit, a matrix operation unit, and a drawing unit. The input unit implements sequential input of a first frame image and a second frame image. The motion acquisition unit acquires motion data between the first frame image and the second frame image. The matrix operation unit calculates a projection matrix to project the output frame image to the second frame image, from a first matrix including a rolling shutter distortion component, a second matrix including at least one of a parallel translation component in directions perpendicular to an image-shooting direction and a rotation component with respect to the image-shooting direction, and an auxiliary matrix including a motion component not included in the first matrix and the second matrix. The drawing unit generates the output frame image from the second frame image by using the projection matrix.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: Morpho, Inc.
    Inventor: Masaki Satoh
  • Publication number: 20160328873
    Abstract: It is an object to generate a desired composite image in which a motion area of a subject is correctly composited. A difference image between a base target and an aligned swap target is generated (S1021), and an extracted contour in the difference image is determined according to the active contour model (S1022). The inner area of the contour and the outer area of the contour are painted with different colors to be color-coded so as to generate a mask image for alpha blending (S1023). Using the mask image thus generated, the swap target that is aligned with respect to the base target is composited with the base target of the base image by alpha blending (S1024).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2016
    Publication date: November 10, 2016
    Applicant: Morpho, Inc.
    Inventors: Teppei Inomata, Kojiro Kato, Masaki Satoh, Kouta Kurihara, Kazuki Kimura, Ryo Ono
  • Patent number: 9355486
    Abstract: It is an object to generate a desired composite image in which a motion area of a subject is correctly composited. A difference image between a base target and an aligned swap target is generated (S1021), and an extracted contour in the difference image is determined according to the active contour model (S1022). The inner area of the contour and the outer area of the contour are painted with different colors to be color-coded so as to generate a mask image for alpha blending (S1023). Using the mask image thus generated, the swap target that is aligned with respect to the base target is composited with the base target of the base image by alpha blending (S1024).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: MORPHO, INC.
    Inventors: Teppei Inomata, Kojiro Kato, Masaki Satoh, Kouta Kurihara, Kazuki Kimura, Ryo Ono
  • Patent number: 9255490
    Abstract: Provided is a gas turbine capable of achieving high-speed startup of the gas turbine through quick operation control of an ACC system during startup of the gas turbine, improving the cooling efficiency of turbine stationary components, and quickly carrying out an operation required for cat back prevention during shutdown of the gas turbine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2016
    Assignees: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD., TOHOKU ELECTRIC POWER COMPANY, INC.
    Inventors: Satoshi Mizukami, Tatsuo Ishiguro, Junichiro Masada, Kazumasa Takata, Yuya Fukunaga, Hiroki Takahashi, Masaki Satoh, Yoshiaki Nishimura, Norio Oogai, Souji Hasegawa, Masato Hayashi
  • Publication number: 20160006978
    Abstract: An image processing device comprising: a recording unit configured to record a previous frame image input before a target frame image that is to be a processing target or an output frame image from the previous frame image; an alignment unit configured to align the target frame image with the previous frame image or with the output frame image from the previous frame image; a correction unit configured to perform a temporal correction process to correct a pixel value of the target frame image by use of a pixel value of the previous frame image or a pixel value of the output frame image from the previous frame image that has been aligned by the alignment unit, with reference to the recording unit; and a generation unit configured to generate an output frame image from the target frame image by use of the target frame image corrected by the correction unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2015
    Publication date: January 7, 2016
    Applicant: Morpho, Inc..
    Inventors: Masaki SATOH, Shun HIRAI
  • Publication number: 20150377055
    Abstract: Provided is a gas turbine capable of achieving high-speed startup of the gas turbine through quick operation control of an ACC system during startup of the gas turbine, improving the cooling efficiency of turbine stationary components, and quickly carrying out an operation required for cat back prevention during shutdown of the gas turbine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2015
    Publication date: December 31, 2015
    Applicants: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD., TOHOKU ELECTRIC POWER COMPANY, INC.
    Inventors: Satoshi Mizukami, Tatsuo Ishiguro, Junichiro Masada, Kazumasa Takata, Yuya Fukunaga, Hiroki Takahashi, Masaki Satoh, Yoshiaki Nishimura, Norio Oogai, Souji Hasegawa, Masato Hayashi
  • Publication number: 20150377054
    Abstract: Provided is a gas turbine capable of achieving high-speed startup of the gas turbine through quick operation control of an ACC system during startup of the gas turbine, improving the cooling efficiency of turbine stationary components, and quickly carrying out an operation required for cat back prevention during shutdown of the gas turbine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2015
    Publication date: December 31, 2015
    Applicants: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD., TOHOKU ELECTRIC POWER COMPANY, INC.
    Inventors: Satoshi Mizukami, Tatsuo Ishiguro, Junichiro Masada, Kazumasa Takata, Yuya Fukunaga, Hiroki Takahashi, Masaki Satoh, Yoshiaki Nishimura, Norio Oogai, Souji Hasegawa, Masato Hayashi
  • Publication number: 20150377056
    Abstract: Provided is a gas turbine capable of achieving high-speed startup of the gas turbine through quick operation control of an ACC system during startup of the gas turbine, improving the cooling efficiency of turbine stationary components, and quickly carrying out an operation required for cat back prevention during shutdown of the gas turbine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2015
    Publication date: December 31, 2015
    Applicants: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD., TOHOKU ELECTRIC POWER COMPANY, INC.
    Inventors: Satoshi Mizukami, Tatsuo Ishiguro, Junichiro Masada, Kazumasa Takata, Yuya Fukunaga, Hiroki Takahashi, Masaki Satoh, Yoshiaki Nishimura, Norio Oogai, Souji Hasegawa, Masato Hayashi
  • Publication number: 20150123990
    Abstract: A device comprises an input unit, a motion acquisition unit, a matrix operation unit, and a drawing unit. The input unit implements sequential input of a first frame image and a second frame image. The motion acquisition unit acquires motion data between the first frame image and the second frame image. The matrix operation unit calculates a projection matrix to project the output frame image to the second frame image, from a first matrix including a rolling shutter distortion component, a second matrix including at least one of a parallel translation component in directions perpendicular to an image-shooting direction and a rotation component with respect to the image-shooting direction, and an auxiliary matrix including a motion component not included in the first matrix and the second matrix. The drawing unit generates the output frame image from the second frame image by using the projection matrix.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Applicant: Morpho, Inc.
    Inventor: Masaki Satoh