Patents by Inventor Masashi Ozono

Masashi Ozono 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: 20220147994
    Abstract: A face authentication system includes a registration device that acquires a face image for registration of a user in a facility and specific information used for specifying the user, one or more face authentication machines that acquire a face image for authentication of the user captured when the event is generated, a face management server that is connected to the registration device via a network, and accumulates the face image for registration and the specific information in association with each other, and a face collation server that generates face feature data from the face image for registration and the face image for authentication, and performs collation processing between pieces of the face feature data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2020
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicant: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masashi OZONO, Yoshifumi YONEMOTO, Kunio FURUTA, Takao SHIME
  • Publication number: 20220147604
    Abstract: Face management server includes user manager that manages a face image for registration for each user acquired by registration device registering the face image of the user and specific information other than the face image in association with each other, the specific information being used for specifying each user; device manager that manages information on a face authentication machine acquiring the face image for authentication of the user; and screen generator that generates a management screen for confirming or changing an information management status by user manager and device manager.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2020
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicant: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masashi OZONO, Yoshifumi YONEMOTO, Kunio FURUTA, Takao SHIME
  • Publication number: 20220148354
    Abstract: A face authentication machine includes a face image acquirer (camera) that acquires a live image of a predetermined capturing area in a facility including a face image of a user; a display unit (display) that displays a progress of face authentication of the face image included in the live image acquired by the face image acquirer; and a processor (controller) that controls the face image acquirer and the display unit, in which the processor sequentially displays two or more notification screens indicating the progress on the display unit, when the user is detected from the live image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2020
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicant: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masashi OZONO, Yoshifumi YONEMOTO, Kunio FURUTA, Takao SHIME
  • Publication number: 20220147612
    Abstract: A face authentication registration device includes one or more personal information acquirers (face capturing camera and information acquisition camera) that acquire a plurality of pieces of personal information including information on a face image; a display unit (display) that displays a registration procedure of the personal information acquired by the personal information acquirer to the user; and a processor (controller) that controls the personal information acquirer and the display unit. The processor causes the display unit to display a first screen for guiding an operation of registration of the personal information to the user and a second screen for notifying the user of a completion of registration of the personal information, as the registration procedure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2020
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicant: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masashi OZONO, Yoshifumi YONEMOTO, Kunio FURUTA, Takao SHIME
  • Publication number: 20220121734
    Abstract: A system for face authentication which can operate separately for individual providers of face authentication service in a stable and efficient manner, which system includes: face authentication machines; an administrator terminal; a face management server for storing registered users' face image data; and face matching servers each configured to generate face feature amount data of a person to be verified from image data acquired from the camera of a face authentication machine, and perform a matching operation by comparing the face feature amount data of the person with that of registered users, wherein, prior to face authentication, data of associations between face authentication machines and face matching servers entered by an administrator is transmitted from the administrator terminal to the face management server.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2019
    Publication date: April 21, 2022
    Applicant: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kentarou NAKAMURA, Masashi OZONO, Takao SHIME
  • Publication number: 20220108576
    Abstract: A gate open/close control device (face authentication machine) includes a face image acquirer (camera) that captures a user before passing through a gate device (external device) and acquires a face image for authentication of the user; a transmitter (communicator) that transmits a processing request for face authentication to the face collation server based on the face image for authentication; a receiver (communicator) that receives the authentication result returned from the face collation server; and a controller that reflects the authentication result on an open/close control signal of the gate device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2020
    Publication date: April 7, 2022
    Applicant: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masashi OZONO, Yoshifumi YONEMOTO, Kunio FURUTA, Takao SHIME
  • Patent number: 6717617
    Abstract: In an image reading apparatus, for reading in the color mode, outputs of even-number pixels and odd-number pixels of respective color components output from a CCD line sensor are time shared and multiplexed at selectors and are sent to A/D converters, respectively. When reading in the monochrome mode, the selectors select the row of odd-number pixels and the row of even-number pixels of a color component selected as the dropout color, and the even-number pixels and the odd-number pixels of the color component are separately converted by individual A/D converters into digital signals. A rearrangement section recombines and outputs these digitized signals in a single row of sequential data. By so doing, even when the reading is conducted faster in the monochrome mode than in the color mode, it is not necessary to increase conversion speed of the A/D converters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2004
    Assignee: Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Masashi Ozono