Patents by Inventor Mitsuharu Ohki

Mitsuharu Ohki 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: 10277827
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an imaging apparatus and an electronic apparatus that are capable of receiving light a plurality of times temporally per pulse emission. After instructing a light emitting unit to perform pulse emission, a control unit instructs an image sensor to start exposure at a time T11=(2×D11)/c, finish exposure at a time T21=(2×D21)/c, start exposure at a time T12=(2×D12)/c, finish exposure at a time T22=(2×D22)/c, start exposure at a time T13=(2×D13)/c, and finish exposure at a time T21=(2×D23)/c. The present disclosure is applicable to, for example, a gated imaging apparatus that is an apparatus that emits pulsed light and performs imaging for only a specific time period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Mitsuharu Ohki
  • Patent number: 10277812
    Abstract: The present technology relates to an image processing device and method, and program, whereby a high-quality loop moving image can be obtained more easily. Upon continuous shot images of multiple frames serving as material of a loop moving image being input, the continuous shot images are divided into multiple segments including motion segments including a moving subject and a still segment including a subject with no motion. An image of the motion segment region of the continuous shot images is formed into a loop moving image, and a segment loop moving image is generated. Also, an image of a still segment region of the continuous shot images is clipped out, and a segment image which is a still image is generated. Further, these segment loop moving image and segment image are integrated, to form one loop moving image. The present invention can be applied to an image processing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hideshi Yamada, Mitsuharu Ohki
  • Publication number: 20190113921
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an information processing apparatus and an information processing method that make it possible to appropriately guide a flying object to a target object even in a case where a translucent substance such as fog exists. In a first period, a gated image of a target object is captured, and in a second period, a user handles a guidance control device for projecting a spotlight, in the same direction as an image capturing direction for capturing the gated image, by changing a distance and a direction, in order to bring the target object into a state in which the target object can be captured as the gated image, and then a laser pointer is projected on the target object. Thus, a flying object is guided toward reflected light that is the light of the laser pointer reflected by the target object, and thereby the flying object can be appropriately guided to the target object even in a case where a translucent substance such as fog exists.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2017
    Publication date: April 18, 2019
    Inventor: MITSUHARU OHKI
  • Publication number: 20190107624
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a reception apparatus, a reception method, a transmission apparatus, a transmission method, and a communication system capable of identifying ID information from an image captured with gated imaging. A reception apparatus of a first aspect of the present disclosure includes: a gated imaging unit that emits pulsed light to a subject existing at any given distance, and performs gated imaging by receiving reflection light of the pulsed light from the subject by controlling exposure timing on the basis of a time it takes for the emitted pulsed light to reciprocate the any given distance; and an identification unit that identifies ID information transmitted as an optical signal by a transmission apparatus existing in an imaging direction of the gated imaging on the basis of a plurality of time-series images obtained by cyclic gated imaging with the gated imaging unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2017
    Publication date: April 11, 2019
    Inventor: MITSUHARU OHKI
  • Publication number: 20190109980
    Abstract: An information processing system that acquires first image data captured by a first camera unit disposed on a first side of a housing; acquires second image data captured by a second camera unit disposed on a second side of the housing, which is opposite to the first side of the housing; and modifies the second image data based on the first image data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2018
    Publication date: April 11, 2019
    Inventors: Hirotaka Shinozaki, Shinichi Yoshimura, Shuichi Konami, Mayuko Maruyama, Masayuki Tachi, Mitsuharu Ohki, Hideshi Yamada
  • Patent number: 10254938
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a mode determination circuit configured to determine an input mode from at least a first mode and a second mode; an input circuit configured to receive a signal based on a user input; and an image processing circuit configured to determine a subset of an image including a desired image area based on the user input of a first line in the first mode, and to determine the desired image area based on the user input of a second line on the subset of the image in the second mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yasutaka Fujii, Manabu Yasumi, Hideshi Yamada, Mitsuharu Ohki
  • Publication number: 20190037120
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an imaging apparatus and an electronic apparatus that are capable of receiving light a plurality of times temporally per pulse emission. After instructing a light emitting unit to perform pulse emission, a control unit instructs an image sensor to start exposure at a time T11=(2×D11)/c, finish exposure at a time T21=(2×D21)/c, start exposure at a time T12=(2×D12)/c, finish exposure at a time T22=(2×D22)/c, start exposure at a time T13=(2×D13)/c, and finish exposure at a time T21=(2×D23)/c. The present disclosure is applicable to, for example, a gated imaging apparatus that is an apparatus that emits pulsed light and performs imaging for only a specific time period.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2017
    Publication date: January 31, 2019
    Inventor: MITSUHARU OHKI
  • Patent number: 10171728
    Abstract: An information processing system that acquires first image data captured by a first camera unit disposed on a first side of a housing; acquires second image data captured by a second camera unit disposed on a second side of the housing, which is opposite to the first side of the housing; and modifies the second image data based on the first image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Hirotaka Shinozaki, Shinichi Yoshimura, Shuichi Konami, Mayuko Maruyama, Masayuki Tachi, Mitsuharu Ohki, Hideshi Yamada
  • Publication number: 20180348369
    Abstract: A distance is accurately measured by a ranging system that performs ranging by a ToF method. A ranging module includes a light receiving unit, a determination unit, and a ranging unit. The light receiving unit receives reflection light from an object and detects a received light quantity of the reflection light within a predetermined detection period every time the predetermined detection period elapses. The determination unit determines whether the object is moved during each of the predetermined detection periods. The ranging unit measures a distance to the object on the basis of received light quantity within a predetermined detection period during which it is determined that the object is not moved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2016
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Mitsuharu Ohki
  • Publication number: 20180292206
    Abstract: Image quality of a depth map is improved in a distance measuring device for receiving intermittent light. In a pixel array unit, a plurality of pixels for receiving predetermined intermittent light is arranged in a two-dimensional lattice pattern. A continuous light image data generating unit generates continuous light image data in which a plurality of pieces of pixel data indicating a luminance of predetermined continuous light is arranged in a two-dimensional lattice pattern on the basis of received light data of each of the plurality of pixels. A depth map generating unit generates a depth map in which distance information corresponding to each of the plurality of pixels is arranged, from the received light data and the continuous light image data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2017
    Publication date: October 11, 2018
    Applicant: Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation
    Inventor: Mitsuharu Ohki
  • Publication number: 20180189591
    Abstract: In an electronic apparatus that captures images, characters in an image are accurately recognized. The electronic apparatus includes an imaging section, a distance measurement section, a shape estimation section, and a coordinate conversion section. The imaging section images an object and captures image data. The distance measurement section measures distances from the imaging section to a plurality of measurement points on a surface of the object. The shape estimation section estimates a shape of the object from the measured distances. The coordinate conversion section performs coordinate conversion on the image data, the coordinate conversion including converting three-dimensional coordinates on the surface of the object into plane coordinates on a predetermined reference plane on the basis of the estimated shape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Publication date: July 5, 2018
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Mitsuharu Ohki, Nobuki Furue, Yoshihito Ohki, Keisuke Touyama, Masahiro Watanabe, Kensei Jo
  • Patent number: 9906693
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an image processing apparatus, an image processing method, and a program that can correct distortion generated in frames caused by a rolling shutter to a degree to which the frames may be viewed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: SONY SEMICONDUCTOR SOLUTIONS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Mitsuharu Ohki
  • Patent number: 9824429
    Abstract: There is provided an image processing apparatus including an edge detection part that detects an edge of a subject on an input image, a luminance change determination part that determines whether a luminance value in a vicinity of the edge in the input image is increased or decreased in a predetermined direction, and a contour supplement part that supplements a contour to the edge in the input image, the contour having the luminance value changed in a time direction depending on a result of the determination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Mitsuharu Ohki
  • Patent number: 9813626
    Abstract: An image sensor includes: a plurality of light-receiving elements that receive light from a subject and are arranged in a 2-dimensional form; a detection unit that detects a movement amount of a projected image of the subject projected to the plurality of light-receiving elements arranged in the 2-dimensional form; and a light-receiving element control unit that adaptively controls a timing at which pixel data is read from the plurality of light-receiving elements arranged in the 2-dimensional form for each line according to the movement amount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation
    Inventor: Mitsuharu Ohki
  • Publication number: 20170230570
    Abstract: An information processing system that acquires first image data captured by a first camera unit disposed on a first side of a housing; acquires second image data captured by a second camera unit disposed on a second side of the housing, which is opposite to the first side of the housing; and modifies the second image data based on the first image data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2017
    Publication date: August 10, 2017
    Inventors: Hirotaka Shinozaki, Shinichi Yoshimura, Shuichi Konami, Mayuko Maruyama, Masayuki Tachi, Mitsuharu Ohki, Hideshi Yamada
  • Patent number: 9727993
    Abstract: An in-image capturing unit captures an image of a subject in a direction facing a front surface of an image processing apparatus, as an in-image, and an out-image capturing unit captures an image of a subject in a direction facing a back surface of the image processing apparatus, as an out-image. A signal processing unit obtains a binary image as additional information, the binary image being obtained by binarizing the in-image, for example, and adds the additional information to image data of the out-image. Additionally, the signal processing unit combines the binary image serving as the additional information with the out-image when the out-image is reproduced, and displays the resultant image. In such a manner, information obtained from the in-image is added to the out-image as additional information, and thus it is possible to more effectively display an image and improve convenience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Hideshi Yamada, Shinichi Yoshimura, Mitsuharu Ohki, Shuichi Konami, Masayuki Tachi, Hirotaka Shinozaki, Mayuko Maruyama
  • Patent number: 9704218
    Abstract: The present technique relates to an image processing device, an image processing method, and a program for obtaining a high-quality panoramic image when a 360-degree panoramic image is generated. A projected image generation unit generates projected images by mapping, on a cylindrical surface, captured images taken by a camera being rotated 360 degrees. A cumulative difference value calculation unit calculates a cumulative difference value in each position between the adjacent projected images. Based on the projected images and the cumulative difference values, a diagraph generation unit generates a diagraph reflecting the cumulative difference values in the energies of edges. Based on the diagraph, the path search unit searches for such projected image joining positions as to minimize defects when a panoramic image is generated by joining the respective projected images. A panoramic image generation unit joins the projected images based on a result of the search, and generates a panoramic image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Mitsuharu Ohki, Hideshi Yamada, Kenichi Sano, Naoya Katoh, Atsushi Kimura, Tomonori Masuno
  • Publication number: 20170163887
    Abstract: An in-image capturing unit captures an image of a subject in a direction facing a front surface of an image processing apparatus, as an in-image, and an out-image capturing unit captures an image of a subject in a direction facing a back surface of the image processing apparatus, as an out-image. A signal processing unit obtains a binary image as additional information, the binary image being obtained by binarizing the in-image, for example, and adds the additional information to image data of the out-image. Additionally, the signal processing unit combines the binary image serving as the additional information with the out-image when the out-image is reproduced, and displays the resultant image. In such a manner, information obtained from the in-image is added to the out-image as additional information, and thus it is possible to more effectively display an image and improve convenience.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2017
    Publication date: June 8, 2017
    Inventors: Hideshi Yamada, Shinichi Yoshimura, Mitsuharu Ohki, Shuichi Konami, Masayuki Tachi, Hirotaka Shinozaki, Mayuko Maruyama
  • Patent number: 9667863
    Abstract: An information processing system that acquires first image data captured by a first camera unit disposed on a first side of a housing; acquires second image data captured by a second camera unit disposed on a second side of the housing, which is opposite to the first side of the housing; and modifies the second image data based on the first image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Hirotaka Shinozaki, Shinichi Yoshimura, Shuichi Konami, Mayuko Maruyama, Masayuki Tachi, Mitsuharu Ohki, Hideshi Yamada
  • Publication number: 20170104898
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an image processing apparatus, an image processing method, and a program that can correct distortion generated in frames caused by a rolling shutter to a degree to which the frames may be viewed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2015
    Publication date: April 13, 2017
    Inventor: MITSUHARU OHKI