Patents by Inventor Masaya Tamaru

Masaya Tamaru 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: 10757322
    Abstract: In one aspect of the present invention, when reset of a camera is received, a pan motor and a tilt motor of a pan and tilt mechanism are rotated in a first preset rotation direction, and the pan and tilt mechanism is first moved to a pan reference position and a tilt reference position. Thereafter, the pan motor and the tilt motor are rotated in a second rotation direction opposite to the first rotation direction, and the pan and tilt mechanism is moved to an initial pan position and an initial tilt position. Using a movement of the pan and tilt mechanism to initial pan and tilt positions, detection of a subject for automatic tracking is performed, and if the subject is detected, then transition to an automatic tracking state is caused to occur.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Oshima, Mikio Watanabe, Takeshi Misawa, Masaya Tamaru, Daisuke Hayashi, Fuminori Irie
  • Patent number: 10638034
    Abstract: An imaging control device according to an aspect of the present invention includes a rotation instruction input unit that receives an input of an instruction of rotation of a pan and tilt mechanism of a camera, a rotation instruction output unit that outputs the rotation instruction to the camera, an image input unit that receives a live view image according to the rotation instruction from the camera, and a display control unit that causes the display unit to perform a display for superimposing the live view image input from the camera on a limit display image of a two-dimensionally displayed spherical surface indicating an imagable region and a non-imagable region respectively corresponding to within a rotation limit and out of the rotation limit of the imaging unit of the camera, and rotating the limit display image along the two-dimensionally displayed spherical surface according to the input of the rotation instruction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Daisuke Hayashi, Mikio Watanabe, Takeshi Misawa, Masaya Tamaru, Fuminori Irie, Hiroyuki Oshima
  • Patent number: 10560624
    Abstract: An imaging control device according to an aspect of the present invention comprises a motion vector calculation unit that calculates a motion vector of a tracking target on the basis of a moving image obtained by an imaging unit, a tracking direction instruction input unit that receives an input of a tracking direction instruction indicating a specific tracking direction for tracking the tracking target, a tracking direction motion component extraction unit that extracts a motion component in the specific tracking direction from the motion vector of the tracking target on the basis of the tracking direction instruction; and a drive information generation unit that generates drive information of only the specific tracking direction of a pan and tilt mechanism on the basis of the extracted motion component in the specific tracking direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Oshima, Mikio Watanabe, Takeshi Misawa, Masaya Tamaru, Daisuke Hayashi, Fuminori Irie
  • Patent number: 10514591
    Abstract: A camera apparatus (10) includes a degraded region information storage unit (24) that stores degraded region information for each direction in which degraded region data and an imaging direction are associated with each other, a direction recognition unit (30) that recognizes the imaging direction, and an image correction unit (32) that acquires degraded region data which is associated with the imaging direction recognized by the direction recognition unit (30) on the basis of the degraded region information for each direction and performs an image quality improvement process for the image data on the basis of a peculiar degraded region indicated by the degraded region data. The peculiar degraded region is a region related to a degradation element which is caused by at least one of the dome cover or the optical system and is based on at least one of a spatial frequency or signal intensity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Masaya Tamaru, Yasunobu Kishine, Hiroyuki Oshima
  • Publication number: 20190306410
    Abstract: In one aspect of the present invention, when reset of a camera is received, a pan motor and a tilt motor of a pan and tilt mechanism are rotated in a first preset rotation direction, and the pan and tilt mechanism is first moved to a pan reference position and a tilt reference position. Thereafter, the pan motor and the tilt motor are rotated in a second rotation direction opposite to the first rotation direction, and the pan and tilt mechanism is moved to an initial pan position and an initial tilt position. Using a movement of the pan and tilt mechanism to initial pan and tilt positions, detection of a subject for automatic tracking is performed, and if the subject is detected, then transition to an automatic tracking state is caused to occur.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2019
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroyuki OSHIMA, Mikio WATANABE, Takeshi MISAWA, Masaya TAMARU, Daisuke HAYASHI, Fuminori IRIE
  • Patent number: 10348973
    Abstract: An imaging device (pan/tilt camera) includes an imaging unit including an imaging lens and an imaging element, a pan/tilt mechanism that rotates the imaging unit in the horizontal direction and the vertical direction with respect to a camera body, an object detection unit that detects an object, which is a tracking target, from a moving image captured by the imaging unit, a pan/tilt control unit that controls the pan/tilt mechanism such that the object detected by the object detection unit is tracked, a motion sensor that detects a physical amount related to the movement of the camera body, and an operation control unit that stops the pan/tilt mechanism in a case in which the physical amount detected by the motion sensor is equal to or greater than a first threshold value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Fuminori Irie, Masaya Tamaru, Mikio Watanabe, Takeshi Misawa, Daisuke Hayashi, Hiroyuki Oshima
  • Patent number: 10334157
    Abstract: In one aspect of the present invention, when reset of a camera is received, a pan motor and a tilt motor of a pan and tilt mechanism are rotated in a first preset rotation direction, and the pan and tilt mechanism is first moved to a pan reference position and a tilt reference position. Thereafter, the pan motor and the tilt motor are rotated in a second rotation direction opposite to the first rotation direction, and the pan and tilt mechanism is moved to an initial pan position and an initial tilt position. Using a movement of the pan and tilt mechanism to initial pan and tilt positions, detection of a subject for automatic tracking is performed, and if the subject is detected, then transition to an automatic tracking state is caused to occur.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Oshima, Mikio Watanabe, Takeshi Misawa, Masaya Tamaru, Daisuke Hayashi, Fuminori Irie
  • Patent number: 10298828
    Abstract: A multi-imaging apparatus includes: a display unit; an internal imaging device that acquires a first live view image or a first image captured by a main imaging operation thereof; a wireless communication unit that performs wireless communication with an external imaging device that acquires a second live view image or a second image captured by a main imaging operation thereof; and a controller. Here, the controller receives an input of the first live view image from the internal imaging device, receives the second live view image from the external imaging device through the wireless communication unit, and causes the display unit to display the input first live view image and the received second live view image as a multi-live view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Daisuke Hayashi, Hiroyuki Oshima, Takeshi Misawa, Masaya Tamaru, Fuminori Irie, Mikio Watanabe
  • Patent number: 10205868
    Abstract: A live view control device according to an aspect of the present invention includes a display control unit that displays each of a plurality of live view images received from a plurality of imaging devices in each of a plurality of areas of a display screen, a priority setting unit that sets a priority of the plurality of live view images, a transfer condition setting unit that sets transfer conditions including at least one of a frame rate of transfer and an image size of the transfer of the plurality of live view images on the basis of the priority of the plurality of live view images, and a communication control unit that transmits a transfer instruction for a live view image according to the set transfer conditions to the plurality of imaging devices via the wireless communication unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Daisuke Hayashi, Mikio Watanabe, Takeshi Misawa, Masaya Tamaru, Hiroyuki Oshima, Fuminori Irie
  • Patent number: 10104281
    Abstract: A smartphone which functions as a moving editing device includes: a wireless communication unit that is connected to plural cameras capable of performing moving image capturing in a wireless manner and acquires one or plural live view images from the plural cameras; a display panel that displays the acquired one or plural live view images; an operation panel that performs switching between live view images displayed on the display panel by a manual operation; a storage unit that stores operation history information indicating an operation history in the operation panel; and a main controller which functions as a moving image editing unit that performs moving image editing for automatically creating, after the moving image capturing in the plural cameras is terminated, one moving image based on plural moving images respectively captured by the plural cameras and the operation history information stored in the storage unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Oshima, Mikio Watanabe, Takeshi Misawa, Masaya Tamaru, Daisuke Hayashi, Fuminori Irie
  • Patent number: 10104278
    Abstract: In an aspect of the present invention, assignment and a rotation direction of a pan motor and a tilt motor of each key of a cross key are set on the basis of the installation posture of the camera. Accordingly, it is possible to operate the cross key without discomfort when the camera is caused to perform a pan operation or a tilt operation using the cross key. Further, if the camera is caused to perform the pan operation using the cross key and a specific condition under which a video rotates is discriminated from a tilt angle, a display of a corresponding icon of the cross key is switched from a first icon indicating an up and down direction or a left and right direction to a second icon indicating a rotation direction. Accordingly, it is possible not to cause discomfort even when a video rotates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Oshima, Mikio Watanabe, Takeshi Misawa, Masaya Tamaru, Daisuke Hayashi, Fuminori Irie
  • Patent number: 10079973
    Abstract: Provided are an imaging device operation device, an operation method, and a program that can simply and rapidly operate a pan/tilt mechanism such that an imaging unit is located at a desired position. A pan/tilt operation device includes a touch panel in which a touch centering detection region is set, predetermined pan angle rotation instruction regions are set on the left and right sides of the touch centering detection region, and predetermined tilt angle rotation instruction regions are set on the upper and lower sides of the touch centering detection region, a touch centering instruction unit, a predetermined pan angle rotation instruction unit that outputs an instruction to pan a pan/tilt mechanism at a predetermined pan angle, and a predetermined tilt angle rotation instruction unit that outputs an instruction to tilt the pan/tilt mechanism at a predetermined tilt angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Fuminori Irie, Mikio Watanabe, Takeshi Misawa, Masaya Tamaru, Daisuke Hayashi, Hiroyuki Oshima
  • Patent number: 10063781
    Abstract: A live view control device according to an aspect of the present invention includes a radio wave intensity detection unit that detects radio wave intensity with respect to each of a plurality of imaging devices, a priority setting unit that sets a priority of a plurality of live view images on the basis of the detected radio wave intensity, a transfer condition setting unit that sets transfer conditions including at least one of a frame rate of transfer and an image size of the transfer of each of the plurality of live view images on the basis of the priorities of the plurality of live view images, and a communication control unit that transmits the set transfer conditions to the plurality of imaging devices via a wireless communication unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Daisuke Hayashi, Mikio Watanabe, Takeshi Misawa, Masaya Tamaru, Hiroyuki Oshima, Fuminori Irie
  • Patent number: 10021287
    Abstract: An imaging control device 100 includes a control communication unit 110 that communicates with a plurality of imaging devices and an overall control unit 101. The overall control unit 101 transmits an imaging preparation command to prepare imaging to each of the plurality of imaging devices 10 through the control communication unit 110 in response to an instruction received through an instruction receiving unit, receives preparation completion information indicating the completion of preparation for imaging from each of the plurality of imaging devices 10 through the control communication unit 110, and transmits a captured image acquisition command to acquire a captured image to each of the plurality of imaging devices 10 through the control communication unit 110 after receiving the preparation completion information from the plurality of imaging devices 10.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Fuminori Irie, Mikio Watanabe, Takeshi Misawa, Masaya Tamaru, Daisuke Hayashi, Hiroyuki Oshima
  • Publication number: 20180017847
    Abstract: A camera apparatus (10) includes a degraded region information storage unit (24) that stores degraded region information for each direction in which degraded region data and an imaging direction are associated with each other, a direction recognition unit (30) that recognizes the imaging direction, and an image correction unit (32) that acquires degraded region data which is associated with the imaging direction recognized by the direction recognition unit (30) on the basis of the degraded region information for each direction and performs an image quality improvement process for the image data on the basis of a peculiar degraded region indicated by the degraded region data. The peculiar degraded region is a region related to a degradation element which is caused by at least one of the dome cover or the optical system and is based on at least one of a spatial frequency or signal intensity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2017
    Publication date: January 18, 2018
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Masaya TAMARU, Yasunobu KISHINE, Hiroyuki OSHIMA
  • Patent number: 9818346
    Abstract: On the basis of the image data obtained by the image data acquisition section, a target luminance calculation section calculates a target luminance, which is a target value for the luminance of emitted light for each segment region. An inverse filter acquisition section acquires an inverse filter of a light emission distribution function which represents light emission distribution characteristics of the light source for each segment region. A setting value calculation section calculates a setting value for the luminance of emitted light of the light source for each segment region by performing a convolution operation on the target luminance for each segment region with the inverse filter. On the basis of the setting value for each segment region calculated by the setting value calculation section, a light source control section controls the luminance of emitted light of the light source for each segment region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Masaya Tamaru
  • Publication number: 20170201672
    Abstract: A multi-imaging apparatus includes: a display unit; an internal imaging device that acquires a first live view image or a first image captured by a main imaging operation thereof; a wireless communication unit that performs wireless communication with an external imaging device that acquires a second live view image or a second image captured by a main imaging operation thereof; and a controller. Here, the controller receives an input of the first live view image from the internal imaging device, receives the second live view image from the external imaging device through the wireless communication unit, and causes the display unit to display the input first live view image and the received second live view image as a multi-live view.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2017
    Publication date: July 13, 2017
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Daisuke HAYASHI, Hiroyuki OSHIMA, Takeshi MISAWA, Masaya TAMARU, Fuminori IRIE, Mikio WATANABE
  • Publication number: 20170180626
    Abstract: A live view control device according to an aspect of the present invention includes a display control unit that displays each of a plurality of live view images received from a plurality of imaging devices in each of a plurality of areas of a display screen, a priority setting unit that sets a priority of the plurality of live view images, a transfer condition setting unit that sets transfer conditions including at least one of a frame rate of transfer and an image size of the transfer of the plurality of live view images on the basis of the priority of the plurality of live view images, and a communication control unit that transmits a transfer instruction for a live view image according to the set transfer conditions to the plurality of imaging devices via the wireless communication unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2017
    Publication date: June 22, 2017
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Daisuke HAYASHI, Mikio WATANABE, Takeshi MISAWA, Masaya TAMARU, Hiroyuki OSHIMA, Fuminori IRIE
  • Publication number: 20170180650
    Abstract: A live view control device according to an aspect of the present invention includes a radio wave intensity detection unit that detects radio wave intensity with respect to each of a plurality of imaging devices, a priority setting unit that sets a priority of a plurality of live view images on the basis of the detected radio wave intensity, a transfer condition setting unit that sets transfer conditions including at least one of a frame rate of transfer and an image size of the transfer of each of the plurality of live view images on the basis of the priorities of the plurality of live view images, and a communication control unit that transmits the set transfer conditions to the plurality of imaging devices via a wireless communication unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2017
    Publication date: June 22, 2017
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Daisuke HAYASHI, Mikio WATANABE, Takeshi MISAWA, Masaya TAMARU, Hiroyuki OSHIMA, Fuminori IRIE
  • Publication number: 20170180635
    Abstract: An imaging control device according to an aspect of the present invention includes a rotation instruction input unit that receives an input of an instruction of rotation of a pan and tilt mechanism of a camera, a rotation instruction output unit that outputs the rotation instruction to the camera, an image input unit that receives a live view image according to the rotation instruction from the camera, and a display control unit that causes the display unit to perform a display for superimposing the live view image input from the camera on a limit display image of a two-dimensionally displayed spherical surface indicating an imagable region and a non-imagable region respectively corresponding to within a rotation limit and out of the rotation limit of the imaging unit of the camera, and rotating the limit display image along the two-dimensionally displayed spherical surface according to the input of the rotation instruction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2017
    Publication date: June 22, 2017
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Daisuke HAYASHI, Mikio WATANABE, Takeshi MISAWA, Masaya TAMARU, Fuminori IRIE, Hiroyuki OSHIMA