Patents by Inventor Masatoshi Takashima

Masatoshi Takashima 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: 20190369609
    Abstract: The present technique relates to a control apparatus, a control method, and a control system that can effectively utilize an index regarding light incident on a measured object by obtaining the index effective for the measured object. The control apparatus can effectively utilize an effective index by controlling improvement of an environment that affects calculation of the effective index on the basis of the effective index representing an index that is related to light incident on a measured object and that is effectively utilized for the measured object. The present technique can be applied to, for example, a device that calculates an index of a plant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2017
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Inventors: Masatoshi Takashima, Tetsu Ogawa
  • Publication number: 20190293559
    Abstract: The present technology relates to an information processing device capable of obtaining an index effective for a measurement target as an index related to light incident on the measurement target, an information processing method, and a program. The information processing device can obtain an index effective for a measurement target as an index regarding light incident on the measurement target by calculating an effective index representing the degree of light effectively utilized for the measurement target in incident light as an index regarding the light incident on the measurement target, on the basis of a measured value regarding the measurement target which is obtained by sensing performed by a sensor. The present technology can be applied to, for example, an apparatus calculating an index of plants.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2017
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Inventors: Tetsu Ogawa, Masatoshi Takashima
  • Publication number: 20190285541
    Abstract: The present technology relates to a sensing system, a sensing method, and a sensing device which are capable of performing measurement with higher accuracy. A sensing system is configured such that a plurality of reference reflection regions having a reflectance corresponding to an inspection target are prepared for each wavelength band which is a target for sensing of the inspection target as reference reflection regions, and is configured to sense the reference reflection region having a reflectance corresponding to the inspection target for each wavelength band which is a target for sensing of the inspection target at the time of sensing a region including the inspection target and the reference reflection region. The present technology can be applied to a system for measuring a vegetation index such as a normalized difference vegetation index (NDVI).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2017
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Inventor: Masatoshi Takashima
  • Publication number: 20190145819
    Abstract: An information processing device configured to obtain an index with regard to light entering a measurement target region in a wider range is disclosed. The information processing device calculates, on a basis of a measured value of a reference reflection region, a reference index including a sunny place reference index and a shady place reference index, and calculates, on a basis of a measured value of a measurement target region obtained by performing sensing for the measurement target region and the reference index, a measurement target region index including a sunny measurement target region index being an index with regard to light entering a sunny region in the measurement target region and a shady measurement target region index being an index with regard to light entering a shady region in the measurement target region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2017
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Inventor: Masatoshi TAKASHIMA
  • Publication number: 20180299880
    Abstract: [Object] To propose a novel and improved information processing device, a novel and improved information processing method, and a novel and improved transportation system capable of realizing more stable article transportation in article transportation by unmanned flyers. [Solution] Provided is an information processing device including: a display information control unit configured to control display of a screen used for a user to select a container to be conveyed by an unmanned flyer from candidates for the container on a basis of the candidates for the container accommodating an article and conveyed by the unmanned flyer in article transportation by the unmanned flyer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2016
    Publication date: October 18, 2018
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Masatoshi Takashima
  • Publication number: 20180180533
    Abstract: The present technology relates an inspection apparatus, an inspection method and a program by which accurate measurement light correction can be performed. The inspection apparatus calculates a correction gain of a spectrum based on reference spectral information, under a reference light source, of a reference reflector plate having a characteristic according to an inspection object and measurement spectral information of the reference reflector plate obtained by sensing under a measurement light source, and corrects measurement spectral information of the inspection object obtained by the sensing under the measurement light source based on the calculated correction gain. The present technology can be applied, for example, to a vegetation inspection apparatus that measures a vegetation index of a normalized vegetation index (NDVI) or the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2016
    Publication date: June 28, 2018
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Murakami, Masatoshi Takashima, Akira Matsui
  • Publication number: 20180136116
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an inspection apparatus, a sensing apparatus, a sensitivity control apparatus, an inspection method, and a program that perform inspection with improved accuracy. The inspection apparatus includes a detection section for detecting a plurality of different wavelength region components of ambient light reflected from an inspection target to be inspected, and a control section for controlling the sensitivity of each of the different wavelength region components. The control section controls the sensitivity by calculating a histogram indicating the detection level in every wavelength region of light reflected from the inspection target that is detected by the detection section, and determining, based on histograms of particular spectroscopic components, whether or not the sensitivity is properly set for the detection section. The present technology is applicable, for example, to an inspection apparatus that inspects vegetation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2016
    Publication date: May 17, 2018
    Inventors: Masatoshi Takashima, Yoshihiro Murakami, Hiroshi Mori
  • Publication number: 20180052114
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an inspection apparatus, an inspection method, and a program that acquire inspection results with increased accuracy. In one example the inspection of lawn vegetation is provided. The inspection apparatus calculates a vegetation index for inspecting the vegetation of a lawn by cancelling a grain-dependent component from an image of the lawn. The inspection apparatus also cancels an imaging-direction-dependent component from the image using two images taken with azimuth angles of imaging directions at the time of taking images in directions opposite to each other. Further, the inspection apparatus cancels an angle-dependent component from the image in accordance with a shining direction of light shone on the lawn using two images taken with azimuth angles of the shining direction of light shone on the lawn at the time of taking images in directions opposite to each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2016
    Publication date: February 22, 2018
    Inventors: Masatoshi Takashima, Tetsu Ogawa, Yoshihiro Murakami, Akira Matsui
  • Patent number: 7778372
    Abstract: Provided is a data delivery system including a transmitter which transmits data stream via a network, and a receiver which receives the data stream and stores it into a reception buffer thereof, and decodes the stored data stream. The network has predetermined therein a necessary amount of data stored in the reception buffer for decoding the received data stream continuously irrespectively of a variation of a time taken for data transfer from the transmitter to the receiver. The receiver starts, after reception of the latter and before the data has been stored up to the predetermined necessary stored amount, decoding of the data stream at a rate lower than assumed at the time of data encoding at the transmitter. When the data has been stored into the reception buffer up to the predetermined necessary stored amount, the receiver changes the decoding data to the assumed rate for decoding further data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2010
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Masatoshi Takashima
  • Patent number: 7277117
    Abstract: A system friendly to users engaged in multipoint communication, wherein Multipoint communication using a plurality of multipoint communication terminal apparatuses connected via a fixed telephone line network, IP network, and a cellular phone line network is controlled by an MCU. The MCU controls communication so that a signal received from the multipoint communication terminal apparatuses and a signal for providing predetermined advertising information are transmitted to the multipoint communication terminal apparatuses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2007
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Masatoshi Takashima, Toshiyuki Ishii, Yuji Morimiya, Hiroshi Yasutomi
  • Patent number: 7248633
    Abstract: This invention is an MPEG decoding apparatus (10) for decoding a compression-coded image data stream, the apparatus including a motion compensation circuit (15) and error map table holding means (19) for holding an error map table with respect to a decoded frame to be referred to in performing motion compensation. When the error map table is referred to and an error block is found to be included in a reference area, or when dynamic image data of a decoding target block is broken, the motion compensation circuit (15) performs error conceal processing to interpolate a pixel in the decoding target block with a pixel in the decoded frame and output the resulting data. The motion compensation circuit (15) generates an error map table showing the error-concealed block as an error block and stores this error map table. This MPEG decoding apparatus (10) restrains propagation of an error due to the error conceal processing and reduces deterioration in image quality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2007
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Takayuki Ogura, Masatoshi Takashima
  • Publication number: 20060038878
    Abstract: A data transmission method and a data transmission system not requiring a large delay unit for multiplexing and composition and capable of reducing the hardware scale, wherein when transmitting data among multiple points from a plurality of terminals arranged in a network, when the data at multiple points are transmitted to the terminals, in the network, identical packets are added different time stamps in accordance with the transmission delays, whereby the data shifted in accordance with the transmission delays are transmitted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2005
    Publication date: February 23, 2006
    Inventors: Masatoshi Takashima, Hideyuki Narita, Haruyoshi Murayama, Yoshiyuki Ito, Daisuke Hiranaka
  • Patent number: 6987526
    Abstract: A data transmission method and a data transmission system not requiring a large delay unit for multiplexing and composition and capable of reducing the hardware scale, wherein when transmitting data among multiple points from a plurality of terminals arranged in a network, when the data at multiple points are transmitted to the terminals, in the network, identical packets are added different time stamps in accordance with the transmission delays, whereby the data shifted in accordance with the transmission delays are transmitted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2006
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Masatoshi Takashima, Hideyuki Narita, Haruyoshi Murayama, Yoshiyuki Ito, Daisuke Hiranaka
  • Patent number: 6947601
    Abstract: A data transmission method able to maintain the quality of a transmitted image substantially same as that of one's own image and an apparatus using the method and a data transmission system, transmitting image data accommodated in a frame of a preset frame during communication between terminals, comprising capturing an image including a target image to be transmitted, making adjustments so that the target image to be transmitted from the obtained image substantially fully fills the image frame, and compressing and transmitting the adjusted image data in the image frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2005
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Keisuke Aoki, Hirofumi Morimoto, Masatoshi Takashima, Hideyuki Narita, Daisuke Hiranaka, Yoshihiro Ishida
  • Publication number: 20050163956
    Abstract: In a resin tube that comprises a cylindrical tube wall made of synthetic resin material, and a resin reinforcing wire rod that is wound helically on an outer peripheral surface of the tube wall and coupled integrally, the reinforcing wire rod is formed of a transparent or semitransparent member made of rigid synthetic resin and has a recess that is formed on a part of the outer peripheral surface in the longitudinal direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2004
    Publication date: July 28, 2005
    Applicant: Totaku Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Masatoshi Takashima, Tomohide Horii, Keiji Nakamata
  • Publication number: 20050089092
    Abstract: A moving picture encoding apparatus in which a minimum picture quality may be maintained even though the bitrate of an output encoded datastream is changed. A real-time distribution system for moving pictures 1 includes a frame rate conversion unit 11 for controlling the frame rate of input moving picture data, an encoding unit 12 for encoding moving picture data, having a controlled frame rate, in accordance with the MPEG-4, a frame rate calculating unit 16 for calculating a setting value of the frame rate, a transmission unit 13 for transmitting/receiving data over a network, and a receiving unit 14. The receiving unit 14 detects the state of communication on the network and, based on the detected state of communication on the network, calculates a target bitrate. The encoding unit 12 controls the bitrate of the MPEG-4 datastream responsive to this target bitrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2003
    Publication date: April 28, 2005
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Hashimoto, Masatoshi Takashima, Daisuke Hiranaka
  • Publication number: 20040240547
    Abstract: This invention is an MPEG decoding apparatus (10) for decoding a compression-coded image data stream, the apparatus including a motion compensation circuit (15) and error map table holding means (19) for holding an error map table with respect to a decoded frame to be referred to in performing motion compensation. When the error map table is referred to and an error block is found to be included in a reference area, or when dynamic image data of a decoding target block is broken, the motion compensation circuit (15) performs error conceal processing to interpolate a pixel in the decoding target block with a pixel in the decoded frame and output the resulting data. The motion compensation circuit (15) generates an error map table showing the error-concealed block as an error block and stores this error map table. This MPEG decoding apparatus (10) restrains propagation of an error due to the error conceal processing and reduces deterioration in image quality.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2004
    Publication date: December 2, 2004
    Inventors: Takayuki Ogura, Masatoshi Takashima
  • Publication number: 20040032916
    Abstract: According to the present invention, there is provided a data delivery system including a transmitter which transmits data stream via a network, and a receiver which receives the data stream sent from the transmitter and stores it into a reception buffer thereof, and decodes the data stream stored in the reception buffer. The network has predetermined therein a necessary amount of data stored in the reception buffer for decoding the received data stream continuously irrespectively of a variation of a time taken for data transfer from the transmitter to the receiver. The receiver starts, after reception of the latter and before the data has been stored into the reception buffer up to the predetermined necessary stored amount of data, decoding of the data stream at a rate lower than assumed at the time of data encoding at the transmitter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2003
    Publication date: February 19, 2004
    Inventor: Masatoshi Takashima
  • Patent number: 6590937
    Abstract: A reference block is divided in the horizontal direction into small blocks, and is also divided in the vertical direction into small blocks. Feature values representing each of the small blocks formed from the reference block are obtained. Similarly, a check block is divided in the horizontal and vertical directions into small blocks and feature values representing the small blocks formed from the check block are obtained. The feature values in the horizontal direction of the reference and check blocks are compared, and the feature values in the vertical direction of the reference and check blocks are compared. The results of the two comparisons comprise an evaluation value by which the degree of matching of the reference and check blocks is evaluated. The check block is moved throughout a predetermined search range, and the process is repeated for each position of the check block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 1994
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2003
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Eiji Ogura, Masatoshi Takashima, Keitaro Yamashita
  • Patent number: 6581979
    Abstract: The spiral pipe joint comprises a nipple 1, a caulking ring 2 and a flexible string-shaped pressure contact member 3. After an inserting portion 11 of the nipple 1 is inserted into a pipe body P, the pressure contact member 3 is wound once or more times around the outer peripheral surface of the pipe body P existing above the inserting portion 11, and the caulking ring 2 is placed on the outside of the thus wound pressure contact member 3 and is compressed in the center direction of the pipe body P to thereby reduce the diameter of the caulking ring 2 in such a manner that the caulking amount thereof on the small-diameter stepped portion 13 is larger than the step level difference between the inserting portion 11 and small-diameter stepped portion 13.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2003
    Assignee: Totaku Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Ikegami, Masatoshi Takashima