Patents by Inventor Michihiro Kobayashi

Michihiro Kobayashi 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: 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
  • Publication number: 20200162657
    Abstract: The image generation apparatus includes: an acquisition unit configured to acquire a base image, a reference image, the respective exposure values associated with the base image and the reference image, and a pseudo-exposure value different from the respective exposure values associated with the base image and the reference image; an estimation unit configured to estimate a conversion parameter; and a generation unit configured to generate a pseudo-image regarded as an image photographed with the pseudo-exposure value by converting the luminance value of the base image for each of the pixels based on the respective exposure values associated with the base image and the reference image, the pseudo-exposure value, and the conversion parameter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2019
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Applicant: Morpho, Inc.
    Inventor: Michihiro KOBAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20180307946
    Abstract: A training system comprises a training device, and a training data creation device. The training device trains a neural network. The training data creation device acquires any one of a positive evaluation indicating that content of the input data coincides with the label, a negative evaluation indicating that content of the input data does not coincide with the label, and an ignorable evaluation indicating exclusion from a training target label, for each label regarding the input data to create training data. In training the neural network for training, the training system adjusts the weight coefficient for the intermediate layer and makes the recognition score of the label with the ignorable evaluation not affect the adjustment of the weight coefficient for the intermediate layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2016
    Publication date: October 25, 2018
    Applicant: MORPHO, INC.
    Inventors: Yasuhiro KURODA, Masaki HIRAGA, Kenji OKUMA, Michihiro KOBAYASHI, Hiroshi KOYAMA
  • Patent number: 10089770
    Abstract: The present disclosure is to generate a high-quality image by correcting a predetermined correction target image based on a plurality of input images. In an image processing device 3, an image correcting section 160 detects a user tap gesture on a touch panel 250. When the position of the tap gesture is within foreground candidate areas detected by a foreground candidate area detecting section 140, the image correcting section 160 corrects a base image set by a base image setting section 120 in the areas corresponding to the foreground candidate areas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: MORPHO, INC.
    Inventor: Michihiro Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 10074165
    Abstract: An image composition device composites a no-flash image including a subject captured under ambient light and a flash image including the subject captured by emitting flash light to generate a composite image including the subject. The image composition device includes an input unit that enables the no-flash image and the flash image to be input, a correction unit that corrects the no-flash image and the flash image input from the input unit, and a composition unit that composites the no-flash image and the flash image output from the correction unit to generate a composite image. The correction unit corrects a color temperature of the no-flash image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: MORPHO, INC.
    Inventors: Michihiro Kobayashi, Kouta Kurihara, Ryo Ono
  • Patent number: 10044692
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing apparatus, the information processing apparatus including: a control unit configured to cause a second information processing apparatus to output authentication key information for allowing a first information processing apparatus to make a wireless connection with the second information processing apparatus in order to conduct data transmission from the first information processing apparatus to the second information processing apparatus using wireless communication, and determine to allow the first information processing apparatus to make the wireless connection on the basis of authentication key information input into the first information processing apparatus and the output authentication key information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takushi Kunihiro, Kento Suzuki, Yoichiro Sako, Mitsuru Takehara, Katsuhito Ishida, Makoto Akagi, Kouichirou Ono, Tomoya Onuma, Akira Tange, Kazuyuki Sakoda, Michihiro Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 10043244
    Abstract: The image processing device performs noise removal processing for an input image. The image processing device comprises a filter setting unit configured to set first and second filter factors by using a first target pixel value of a noise processing target pixel to be targeted to the processing and a reference pixel value of a plurality of reference pixels surrounding the noise processing target pixel and a noise removal unit configured to calculate a corrected pixel value by sequentially adding a luminance component of the reference pixel value weighted with the first filter factor and sequentially adding a chroma component of the reference pixel value weighted with the second filter factor, and remove noise of the noise processing target pixel by using the corrected pixel value. The input image has pixel values according to Bayer pattern format.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: MORPHO, INC.
    Inventor: Michihiro Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 10034164
    Abstract: An information processing device includes circuitry configured to acquire service information for a service from a first information processing apparatus, change a priority of the service based on a status of the information processing apparatus or a status of the service, and provide the service information to a second information processing apparatus based on the priority.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuyuki Sakoda, Yoichiro Sako, Takatoshi Nakamura, Michihiro Kobayashi, Kazuhiro Watanabe
  • Patent number: 9887890
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for operating a first apparatus in a communication system. The method comprises receiving content from a second apparatus, and determining whether to store the received content on at least one storage apparatus associated with the first apparatus based, at least in part, on priority information associated with the received content, the priority information indicating an evaluation of a service provided by the received content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuyuki Sakoda, Yoichiro Sako, Takatoshi Nakamura, Michihiro Kobayashi, Kazuhiro Watanabe
  • Patent number: 9824431
    Abstract: An image synthesis apparatus for generating a composite image by synthesizing a second image with a first image, includes an image acquisition unit configured to acquire first group images including the first image and a plurality of different resolution images corresponding to the first image, and second group images including the second image and a plurality of different resolution images corresponding to the second image, a frequency component calculation unit configured to calculate low-frequency components and high-frequency components from the first group images and the second group images, and an image synthesis unit configured to generate the composite image on the basis of the low-frequency components of the first group images and the high-frequency components of the second group images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: Morpho, Inc.
    Inventor: Michihiro Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20170213375
    Abstract: The present disclosure is to generate a high-quality image by correcting a predetermined correction target image based on a plurality of input images. In an image processing device 3, an image correcting section 160 detects a user tap gesture on a touch panel 250. When the position of the tap gesture is within foreground candidate areas detected by a foreground candidate area detecting section 140, the image correcting section 160 corrects a base image set by a base image setting section 120 in the areas corresponding to the foreground candidate areas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2017
    Publication date: July 27, 2017
    Applicant: MORPHO, INC.
    Inventor: MICHIHIRO KOBAYASHI
  • Patent number: 9660724
    Abstract: There is provided a communication apparatus including a communication unit having an optical communication scheme and a different communication scheme from the optical communication scheme, a level setting unit configured to set a security level in data communication, and a communication scheme switching unit configured to switch communication schemes of the communication unit in accordance with the security level that is set by the level setting unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoichiro Sako, Takushi Kunihiro, Kazuyuki Sakoda, Mitsuru Takehara, Kento Suzuki, Makoto Akagi, Kouichirou Ono, Katsuhito Ishida, Tomoya Onuma, Michihiro Kobayashi, Akira Tange, Takatoshi Nakamura, Hiroyuki Hanaya
  • Patent number: 9659350
    Abstract: The present disclosure is to generate a high-quality image by correcting a predetermined correction target image based on a plurality of input images. In an image processing device 3, an image correcting section 160 detects a user tap gesture on a touch panel 250. When the position of the tap gesture is within foreground candidate areas detected by a foreground candidate area detecting section 140, the image correcting section 160 corrects a base image set by a base image setting section 120 in the areas corresponding to the foreground candidate areas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: MORPHO, INC.
    Inventor: Michihiro Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20160292838
    Abstract: An image synthesis apparatus for generating a composite image by synthesizing a second image with a first image, includes an image acquisition unit configured to acquire first group images including the first image and a plurality of different resolution images corresponding to the first image, and second group images including the second image and a plurality of different resolution images corresponding to the second image, a frequency component calculation unit configured to calculate low-frequency components and high-frequency components from the first group images and the second group images, and an image synthesis unit configured to generate the composite image on the basis of the low-frequency components of the first group images and the high-frequency components of the second group images.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Publication date: October 6, 2016
    Applicant: Morpho, Inc.
    Inventor: Michihiro KOBAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20160285839
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing apparatus, its information processing method, and a program causing a computer to execute the method, the information processing apparatus including: a control unit configured to cause a second information processing apparatus to output authentication key information for allowing a first information processing apparatus to make a wireless connection with the second information processing apparatus in order to conduct data transmission from the first information processing apparatus to the second information processing apparatus using wireless communication, and decide whether or not to allow the first information processing apparatus to make the wireless connection on the basis of authentication key information input into the first information processing apparatus and the output authentication key information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2013
    Publication date: September 29, 2016
    Inventors: TAKUSHI KUNIHIRO, KENTO SUZUKI, YOICHIRO SAKO, MITSURU TAKEHARA, KATSUHITO ISHIDA, MAKOTO AKAGI, KOUICHIROU ONO, TOMOYA ONUMA, AKIRA TANGE, KAZUYUKI SAKODA, MICHIHIRO KOBAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20160071289
    Abstract: An image composition device composites a no-flash image including a subject captured under ambient light and a flash image including the subject captured by emitting flash light to generate a composite image including the subject. The image composition device includes an input unit that enables the no-flash image and the flash image to be input, a correction unit that corrects the no-flash image and the flash image input from the input unit, and a composition unit that composites the no-flash image and the flash image output from the correction unit to generate a composite image. The correction unit corrects a color temperature of the no-flash image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2015
    Publication date: March 10, 2016
    Applicant: MORPHO, INC.
    Inventors: Michihiro KOBAYASHI, Kouta KURIHARA, Ryo ONO
  • Publication number: 20150319055
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for operating a first apparatus in a communication system. The method comprises receiving content from a second apparatus, and determining whether to store the received content on at least one storage apparatus associated with the first apparatus based, at least in part, on priority information associated with the received content, the priority information indicating an evaIuation of a service provided by the received content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2013
    Publication date: November 5, 2015
    Inventors: KAZUYUKI SAKODA, YOICHIRO SAKO, TAKATOSHI NAKAMURA, MICHIHIRO KOBAYASHI, KAZUHIRO WATANABE
  • Publication number: 20150312748
    Abstract: An information processing device include circuitry configured to acquire-service-information for a service from a first information processing apparatus, change a priority of the service based on a status of the information processing apparatus or a status of the service, and provide the service information to a second information processing apparatus based on the priority.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2013
    Publication date: October 29, 2015
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: KAZUYUKI SAKODA, YOICHIRO SAKO, TAKATOSHI NAKAMURA, MICHIHIRO KOBAYASHI, KAZUHIRO WATANABE
  • Publication number: 20150302558
    Abstract: The image processing device performs noise removal processing for an input image. The image processing device comprises a filter setting unit configured to set first and second filter factors by using a first target pixel value of a noise processing target pixel to be targeted to the processing and a reference pixel value of a plurality of reference pixels surrounding the noise processing target pixel and a noise removal unit configured to calculate a corrected pixel value by sequentially adding a luminance component of the reference pixel value weighted with the first filter factor and sequentially adding a chroma component of the reference pixel value weighted with the second filter factor, and remove noise of the noise processing target pixel by using the corrected pixel value. The input image has pixel values according to Bayer pattern format.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2015
    Publication date: October 22, 2015
    Applicant: Morpho, Inc.
    Inventor: Michihiro KOBAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20150221066
    Abstract: The present disclosure is to generate a high-quality image by correcting a predetermined correction target image based on a plurality of input images. In an image processing device 3, an image correcting section 160 detects a user tap gesture on a touch panel 250. When the position of the tap gesture is within foreground candidate areas detected by a foreground candidate area detecting section 140, the image correcting section 160 corrects a base image set by a base image setting section 120 in the areas corresponding to the foreground candidate areas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2015
    Publication date: August 6, 2015
    Inventor: MICHIHIRO KOBAYASHI