Patents by Inventor Mikio Morioka

Mikio Morioka 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: 10719547
    Abstract: An image retrieval assist device that is communicably connected to an investigation assist device for recording captured images of cameras installed at a plurality of intersections respectively in correlation with camera information and intersection information. The image retrieval assist device has a processor, a communication unit; and a storage that stores an extraction condition of an image for each type of event that has occurred at the intersection, the image indicating a situation at a time of occurrence of the event. The processor accepts an input of event information including the type of event. The processor generates an image retrieval key including the extraction condition according to the input event information. The communication unit transmits the generated image retrieval key to the investigation assist device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Panasonic i-PRO Sensing Solutions Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hideyuki Yoshida, Mikio Morioka
  • Patent number: 10636300
    Abstract: An investigation assist device includes a processor and a storage that records road map information including a plurality of intersections and captured video of each of the cameras in association with camera information and intersection information. The processor retrieves a vehicle based on the captured video of each of the cameras installed at one or more intersections within a predetermined distance range from the intersection where the event has occurred, based on input information including date and time information when the event has occurred, the intersection information where the event has occurred, and feature information of the vehicle having caused the event. The processor updates detection date and time information of the vehicle from reception date and time information on a report indicating an occurrence of the event to detection date and time information of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC I-PRO SENSING SOLUTIONS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masao Watanabe, Hideyuki Yoshida, Takahiro Yoshimura, Masaomi Iizumi, Takamitsu Arai, Takao Koishi, Mikio Morioka, So Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10475337
    Abstract: An investigation assist device is connected to cameras installed at a plurality of intersections respectively. The investigation assist device has a processor and a storage that records road map information including the plurality of intersections and captured video of each camera in association with camera information and intersection information. The processor extracts camera information of intersections adjacent to a first point where an event occurred according to an information input including information on the first point and feature information of a vehicle having caused the event. The processor retrieves a vehicle satisfying the feature information of the vehicle using a captured video of a camera specified by the extracted camera information. The processor analyzes feature information of the retrieved vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masao Watanabe, Hideyuki Yoshida, Takahiro Yoshimura, Masaomi Iiizumi, Takamitsu Arai, Takao Koishi, Mikio Morioka, So Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10467897
    Abstract: An investigation assist system includes an investigation assist device that acquires captured video of cameras installed at a plurality of intersections respectively; and an operator terminal that is connected to the investigation assist device so as to communicate with the investigation assist device. The investigation assist device detects an occurrence of an event at a first point based on the acquired captured video of the camera, and transmits the captured video of the camera to the operator terminal, the captured video being acquired at a time when the event is detected. The operator terminal records the captured video of the camera transmitted from the investigation assist device, and transmits report contents information based on the report indicating the occurrence of the event to the investigation assist device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masao Watanabe, Hideyuki Yoshida, Takahiro Yoshimura, Masaomi Iiizumi, Takamitsu Arai, Takao Koishi, Mikio Morioka, So Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20190332678
    Abstract: A sentence evaluation apparatus evaluates a sentence which is input. The sentence evaluation apparatus includes an acquisition device and a processor. The acquisition device acquires information indicating a first input sentence and information indicating a second input sentence. The processor executes information processing on the information acquired by the acquisition device, using an algorithm based on machine learning. The processor includes a first encoder that recognizes the first input sentence and a second encoder that recognizes the second input sentence, in the algorithm based on the machine learning. The processor generates evaluation information indicating evaluation on the first input sentence with reference to the second input sentence, based on a result of recognition by the first encoder on the first input sentence and a result of recognition by the second encoder on the second input sentence.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2019
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Inventors: Ryo ISHIDA, Taketoshi NAKAO, Mikio MORIOKA
  • Patent number: 10366477
    Abstract: A method for processing an image includes receiving an input image having distortion, receiving position information input by a user on the received input image, generating a first image by correcting the input image having distortion, and translating a position on the input image having distortion indicated by the received position information into a position on the generated first image. The method further includes setting, on the generated first image, a first mask area having a predetermined shape and including the position on the generated first image translated from the position on the input image having distortion, and performing mask processing on the set first mask area on the generated first image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Tsubota, Ryoji Ogino, Kojiro Iwasaki, Mikio Morioka
  • Publication number: 20190220521
    Abstract: An information display device is an information display device for allowing content to be output in a plurality of languages, and includes a management information acquisition unit, a priority determination unit, and an image generator. The management information acquisition unit acquires management information including language information including information indicating a language used by sojourners in an area where the information display device is used, and sojourn information including information indicating a sojourn situation of the sojourners in the area. Based on the acquired management information, the priority determination unit determines priority of the languages used in the information display device. The image generator generates a display image in accordance with the priority.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: OSAMU UCHIDA, MIKIO MORIOKA
  • Publication number: 20190179908
    Abstract: A translation device is configured to acquire utterance spoken by a speaker in a first language and translate contents of the utterance into a second language for information presentation, and includes an input unit, a controller, a notification unit, and a storage. The input unit acquires the utterance in the first language and generates voice data from the utterance. The controller acquires a first evaluation value. The notification unit presents the speaker with information on utterance reinput request. The notification unit presents first information on utterance reinput request when the first evaluation value is less than or equal to a first predetermined value. The controller generates new voice recognition data with reference to the past voice recognition data and voice recognition data of reinput utterance, when the voice recognition data of the reinput utterance has an evaluation value less than or equal to a predetermined value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2019
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Inventors: TAKETOSHI NAKAO, RYO ISHIDA, TAKAHIRO KAMAI, TETSUJI MOCHIDA, MIKIO MORIOKA
  • Publication number: 20190156665
    Abstract: An investigation assist device includes a processor and a storage that records road map information including a plurality of intersections and captured video of each of the cameras in association with camera information and intersection information. The processor retrieves a vehicle based on the captured video of each of the cameras installed at one or more intersections within a predetermined distance range from the intersection where the event has occurred, based on input information including date and time information when the event has occurred, the intersection information where the event has occurred, and feature information of the vehicle having caused the event. The processor updates detection date and time information of the vehicle from reception date and time information on a report indicating an occurrence of the event to detection date and time information of the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2019
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Masao WATANABE, Hideyuki YOSHIDA, Takahiro YOSHIMURA, Masaomi IIIZUMI, Takamitsu ARAI, Takao KOISHI, Mikio MORIOKA, So SUZUKI
  • Patent number: 10275953
    Abstract: A system for tracking and evaluating ride maintenance includes: a management computer including a non-transitory processor and a memory in which a maintenance staff database and a ride maintenance database are stored; a ride condition detection system integrated with the management computer and including: a detector configured to record a video of the ride maintenance activity or an image of a target object at a certain time interval; and a control unit configured to communicate with the detector via a communication line, to detect the position change of the target object, and to store the video of the ride maintenance activity in the ride maintenance video database. The control unit has a memory to store ride condition database and ride maintenance video database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: John Cronin, Michael Glynn D'Andrea, Mikio Morioka
  • Patent number: 10264220
    Abstract: A display image switching device lightens the burden imposed upon an operator, when selecting a particular camera from a plurality of cameras accompanying movement, by providing an intuitive and easy to understand selecting method. When an operator selects an object from an image picked-up and displayed on a display by a camera selected from a plurality of cameras by a camera, selector, a camera extractor extracts all other cameras picking-up the selected object. A camera icon generator arranges camera icons at positions on the displayed image where the extracted cameras are located. When a camera icon displayed on the display is selected, an image picked-up by the camera at the position of the selected camera icon is displayed on the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Mikio Morioka
  • Patent number: 10229589
    Abstract: An investigation assist device is connected to cameras installed at a plurality of intersections respectively so as to communicate with the cameras. The investigation assist device includes a processor and a storage that records road map information including the plurality of intersections and captured video of each of the cameras in association with camera information and intersection information. The processor retrieves a vehicle using the captured video of each of the cameras installed at one or more intersections within a predetermined distance range from the intersection where the event has occurred, based on input information including date and time information when the event has occurred, the intersection information where the event has occurred, and the feature information of the vehicle having caused the event, the captured videos corresponding to the date and time information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masao Watanabe, Hideyuki Yoshida, Takahiro Yoshimura, Masaomi Iiizumi, Takamitsu Arai, Takao Koishi, Mikio Morioka, So Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20190065497
    Abstract: An image retrieval assist device that is communicably connected to an investigation assist device for recording captured images of cameras installed at a plurality of intersections respectively in correlation with camera information and intersection information. The image retrieval assist device has a processor, a communication unit; and a storage that stores an extraction condition of an image for each type of event that has occurred at the intersection, the image indicating a situation at a time of occurrence of the event. The processor accepts an input of event information including the type of event. The processor generates an image retrieval key including the extraction condition according to the input event information. The communication unit transmits the generated image retrieval key to the investigation assist device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2018
    Publication date: February 28, 2019
    Inventors: Hideyuki YOSHIDA, Mikio MORIOKA
  • Patent number: 10217366
    Abstract: A waste management system and associated method are used to control routing of an autonomous waste receptacle in a facility. The autonomous waste receptacle includes a cavity for storing trash, a trash level sensor for sensing a level of trash stored therein, and a motor operative to move the waste receptacle. Position trackers sense positions of the autonomous waste receptacle and of patrons in the facility. Additionally, concession consumption concession consumption data indicative of sales performed by concessions in the facility are stored. A processing subsystem controls the waste receptacle to move autonomously in the facility along a route determined according to correlations between concession consumption data, trash levels monitored by the waste receptacle, and patron positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: John Cronin, Jonathan T. Goguen, Michael Glynn D'Andrea, Mikio Morioka
  • Publication number: 20190057600
    Abstract: An investigation assist device is connected to cameras installed at a plurality of intersections respectively. The investigation assist device has a processor and a storage that records road map information including the plurality of intersections and captured video of each camera in association with camera information and intersection information. The processor extracts camera information of intersections adjacent to a first point where an event occurred according to an information input including information on the first point and feature information of a vehicle having caused the event. The processor retrieves a vehicle satisfying the feature information of the vehicle using a captured video of a camera specified by the extracted camera information. The processor analyzes feature information of the retrieved vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2018
    Publication date: February 21, 2019
    Inventors: Masao WATANABE, Hideyuki YOSHIDA, Takahiro YOSHIMURA, Masaomi IIIZUMI, Takamitsu ARAI, Takao KOISHI, Mikio MORIOKA, So SUZUKI
  • Publication number: 20190058849
    Abstract: An investigation assist system includes an investigation assist device that acquires captured video of cameras installed at a plurality of intersections respectively; and an operator terminal that is connected to the investigation assist device so as to communicate with the investigation assist device. The investigation assist device detects an occurrence of an event at a first point based on the acquired captured video of the camera, and transmits the captured video of the camera to the operator terminal, the captured video being acquired at a time when the event is detected. The operator terminal records the captured video of the camera transmitted from the investigation assist device, and transmits report contents information based on the report indicating the occurrence of the event to the investigation assist device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2018
    Publication date: February 21, 2019
    Inventors: Masao WATANABE, Hideyuki YOSHIDA, Takahiro YOSHIMURA, Masaomi IIIZUMI, Takamitsu ARAI, Takao KOISHI, Mikio MORIOKA, So SUZUKI
  • Publication number: 20190057601
    Abstract: An investigation assist device is connected to cameras installed at a plurality of intersections respectively so as to communicate with the cameras. The investigation assist device includes a processor and a storage that records road map information including the plurality of intersections and captured video of each of the cameras in association with camera information and intersection information. The processor retrieves a vehicle using the captured video of each of the cameras installed at one or more intersections within a predetermined distance range from the intersection where the event has occurred, based on input information including date and time information when the event has occurred, the intersection information where the event has occurred, and the feature information of the vehicle having caused the event, the captured videos corresponding to the date and time information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2018
    Publication date: February 21, 2019
    Inventors: Masao WATANABE, Hideyuki YOSHIDA, Takahiro YOSHIMURA, Masaomi IIIZUMI, Takamitsu ARAI, Takao KOISHI, Mikio MORIOKA, So SUZUKI
  • Publication number: 20180286250
    Abstract: A waste management system and associated method are used to control routing of an autonomous waste receptacle in a facility. The autonomous waste receptacle includes a cavity for storing trash, a trash level sensor for sensing a level of trash stored therein, and a motor operative to move the waste receptacle. Position trackers sense positions of the autonomous waste receptacle and of patrons in the facility. Additionally, concession consumption concession consumption data indicative of sales performed by concessions in the facility are stored. A processing subsystem controls the waste receptacle to move autonomously in the facility along a route determined according to correlations between concession consumption data, trash levels monitored by the waste receptacle, and patron positions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2017
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Inventors: John CRONIN, Jonathan T. GOGUEN, Michael Glynn D'ANDREA, Mikio MORIOKA
  • Publication number: 20180286144
    Abstract: A system for tracking and evaluating ride maintenance includes: a management computer including a non-transitory processor and a memory in which a maintenance staff database and a ride maintenance database are stored; a ride condition detection system integrated with the management computer and including: a detector configured to record a video of the ride maintenance activity or an image of a target object at a certain time interval; and a control unit configured to communicate with the detector via a communication line, to detect the position change of the target object, and to store the video of the ride maintenance activity in the ride maintenance video database. The control unit has a memory to store ride condition database and ride maintenance video database.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2017
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Inventors: John CRONIN, Michael Glynn D'Andrea, Mikio Morioka
  • Publication number: 20180272540
    Abstract: A sanitation monitoring and control system and associated method are used to route sanitation resources, such as sanitation robots configured to sweep, vacuum, or empty trash receptacles, in a facility. The system includes a network of sensors disposed throughout the facility and configured to sense patrons within the facility. A sanitation monitoring and control server stores records of patron positions at different times determined using the network of sensors, determines numbers of patrons in different areas of the facility at the different times according to the patrons' determined positions, determines activities patrons are engaged in in the different areas at the different times, and calculates sanitations scores for the areas according to a weighted sum of the numbers of patrons engaging in the determined activities. A route for the sanitation resource is calculated based on the sanitation scores and is transmitted to the sanitation resource to provide sanitation services.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2017
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Inventors: John CRONIN, Jonathan T. GOGUEN, Michael Glynn D'ANDREA, Mikio MORIOKA