Patents by Inventor Miyuki Shirakawa

Miyuki Shirakawa 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: 20210021766
    Abstract: An image capturing apparatus that includes one or more image sensors configured to capture a plurality of images and store the captured images in a memory. The apparatus also includes a circuitry that detects an input trigger and continues to capture new images in response to the trigger. The numbers of new images captured are equal in magnitude to half the magnitude of the capacity of the memory. The first new image captured after detecting the trigger is tagged as a reference image. In response to the number of new images captured, the sensors are deactivated and the reference image is displayed immediately on a display panel. On detecting an input operation, the apparatus displays a target image from the plurality of images captured in a quick and efficient manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2020
    Publication date: January 21, 2021
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Junichi KOSAKA, Kenichi YONEDA, Hidehiro KOMATSU, Tatsuya HAMA, Miyuki SHIRAKAWA, Keiichi YOSHIOKA
  • Patent number: 10896684
    Abstract: There is provided an audio encoding apparatus including a memory, and a processor coupled to the memory and the processor configured to determine whether a tone is included in a boundary between a low-frequency that is a frequency bandwidth below a predetermined frequency of an input signal and a high-frequency that is a frequency bandwidth above the predetermined frequency of the input signal, suppress a tone in one of the low-frequency and the high-frequency, encode the input signal having the low-frequency to generate a low-frequency code, encode the input signal having the high-frequency to generate a high-frequency code, and generate an encoded stream by multiplexing the low-frequency code and the high-frequency code.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Masanao Suzuki, Akira Kamano, Yohei Kishi, Miyuki Shirakawa
  • Patent number: 10812726
    Abstract: An image capturing apparatus that includes one or more image sensors configured to capture a plurality of images and store the captured images in a memory. The apparatus also includes a circuitry that detects an input trigger and continues to capture new images in response to the trigger. The numbers of new images captured are equal in magnitude to half the magnitude of the capacity of the memory. The first new image captured after detecting the trigger is tagged as a reference image. In response to the number of new images captured, the sensors are deactivated and the reference image is displayed immediately on a display panel. On detecting an input operation, the apparatus displays a target image from the plurality of images captured in a quick and efficient manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Junichi Kosaka, Kenichi Yoneda, Hidehiro Komatsu, Tatsuya Hama, Miyuki Shirakawa, Keiichi Yoshioka
  • Publication number: 20190364215
    Abstract: An image capturing apparatus that includes one or more image sensors configured to capture a plurality of images and store the captured images in a memory. The apparatus also includes a circuitry that detects an input trigger and continues to capture new images in response to the trigger. The numbers of new images captured are equal in magnitude to half the magnitude of the capacity of the memory. The first new image captured after detecting the trigger is tagged as a reference image. In response to the number of new images captured, the sensors are deactivated and the reference image is displayed immediately on a display panel. On detecting an input operation, the apparatus displays a target image from the plurality of images captured in a quick and efficient manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2019
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Junichi KOSAKA, Kenichi YONEDA, Hidehiro KOMATSU, Tatsuya HAMA, Miyuki SHIRAKAWA, Keiichi YOSHIOKA
  • Patent number: 10419677
    Abstract: An image capturing apparatus that includes one or more image sensors configured to capture a plurality of images and store the captured images in a memory. The apparatus also includes a circuitry that detects an input trigger and continues to capture new images in response to the trigger. The numbers of new images captured are equal in magnitude to half the magnitude of the capacity of the memory. The first new image captured after detecting the trigger is tagged as a reference image. In response to the number of new images captured, the sensors are deactivated and the reference image is displayed immediately on a display panel. On detecting an input operation, the apparatus displays a target image from the plurality of images captured in a quick and efficient manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Junichi Kosaka, Kenichi Yoneda, Hidehiro Komatsu, Tatsuya Hama, Miyuki Shirakawa, Keiichi Yoshioka
  • Patent number: 10296197
    Abstract: Provided is an information processing apparatus including: a decision unit configured to decide a form of each of a plurality of display objects based on a plurality of contents, on the basis of viewing priority information which has an influence on viewing priority of the content corresponding to the display object; and an output control unit configured to cause an output unit to output each of the plurality of display objects in the form decided by the decision unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takayuki Ochi, Mizuho Oda, Miyuki Shirakawa, Ryo Nakagawa
  • Publication number: 20190035413
    Abstract: There is provided an audio encoding apparatus including a memory, and a processor coupled to the memory and the processor configured to determine whether a tone is included in a boundary between a low-frequency that is a frequency bandwidth below a predetermined frequency of an input signal and a high-frequency that is a frequency bandwidth above the predetermined frequency of the input signal, suppress a tone in one of the low-frequency and the high-frequency, encode the input signal having the low-frequency to generate a low-frequency code, encode the input signal having the high-frequency to generate a high-frequency code, and generate an encoded stream by multiplexing the low-frequency code and the high-frequency code.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2018
    Publication date: January 31, 2019
    Applicant: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Masanao SUZUKI, Akira Kamano, Yohei KISHI, Miyuki SHIRAKAWA
  • Publication number: 20170242561
    Abstract: Provided is an information processing apparatus including: a decision unit configured to decide a form of each of a plurality of display objects based on a plurality of contents, on the basis of viewing priority information which has an influence on viewing priority of the content corresponding to the display object; and an output control unit configured to cause an output unit to output each of the plurality of display objects in the form decided by the decision unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2017
    Publication date: August 24, 2017
    Applicant: SONY MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS INC.
    Inventors: Takayuki OCHI, Mizuho ODA, Miyuki SHIRAKAWA, Ryo NAKAGAWA
  • Patent number: 9542720
    Abstract: Captured or input image data is converted into an image of a size of a specific number of pixels. Then, predetermined plural types of different effects are applied to image data obtained through the conversion. Several types of image data items with the applied effects are arranged and simultaneously displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Mobile Communications Inc.
    Inventors: Akihiro Shimomura, Yuka Jingushi, Hidehiro Komatsu, Akira Nishiyama, Noribumi Shibayama, Ryoko Amano, Miyuki Shirakawa, Kazuya Takeuchi, Takeshi Tanigawa, Daichi Yagi, Yasuhiro Yoshioka
  • Patent number: 9508352
    Abstract: An audio coding device that performs predictive coding on a third-channel signal included in a plurality of channels in an audio signal according to a first-channel signal and a second-channel signal, which are included in the plurality of channels, and to a plurality of channel prediction coefficients included in a coding book, the device includes a processor; and a memory which stores a plurality of instructions, which when executed by the processor, cause the processor to execute, selecting channel prediction coefficients corresponding to the first-channel signal and the second-channel signal so that an error, which is determined by a difference between the third-channel signal before predictive coding and the third-channel signal after predictive coding, is minimized; and controlling the first-channel signal or the second-channel signal so that the error is further reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Shunsuke Takeuchi, Yohei Kishi, Masanao Suzuki, Akira Kamano, Miyuki Shirakawa
  • Publication number: 20160212351
    Abstract: An image capturing apparatus that includes one or more image sensors configured to capture a plurality of images and store the captured images in a memory. The apparatus also includes a circuitry that detects an input trigger and continues to capture new images in response to the trigger. The numbers of new images captured are equal in magnitude to half the magnitude of the capacity of the memory. The first new image captured after detecting the trigger is tagged as a reference image. In response to the number of new images captured, the sensors are deactivated and the reference image is displayed immediately on a display panel. On detecting an input operation, the apparatus displays a target image from the plurality of images captured in a quick and efficient manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2016
    Publication date: July 21, 2016
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Junichi KOSAKA, Kenichi YONEDA, Hidehiro KOMATSU, Tatsuya HAMA, Miyuki SHIRAKAWA, Keiichi YOSHIOKA
  • Patent number: 9384744
    Abstract: An audio signal coding device divides a frequency spectrum obtained from an input digital signal to a plurality of bands, scales and quantizes divided frequency spectra based on a scalefactor of each of the bands and a common scale which is common to the plurality of bands, and codes quantized frequency spectra. The audio signal coding device includes a band number determination unit configured to calculate a number of coding bands for coding the quantized frequency spectra, and a common scale estimation unit configured to estimate the common scale in accordance with the number of coding bands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: Socionext Inc.
    Inventors: Mari Asami, Tomoya Fujita, Jun Ono, Shusaku Ito, Yoshiteru Tsuchinaga, Miyuki Shirakawa, Sosaku Moriki
  • Patent number: 9319589
    Abstract: An image capturing apparatus that includes one or more image sensors configured to capture a plurality of images and store the captured images in a memory. The apparatus also includes a circuitry that detects an input trigger and continues to capture new images in response to the trigger. The numbers of new images captured are equal in magnitude to half the magnitude of the capacity of the memory. The first new image captured after detecting the trigger is tagged as a reference image. In response to the number of new images captured, the sensors are deactivated and the reference image is displayed immediately on a display panel. On detecting an input operation, the apparatus displays a target image from the plurality of images captured in a quick and efficient manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Junichi Kosaka, Kenichi Yoneda, Hidehiro Komatsu, Tatsuya Hama, Miyuki Shirakawa, Keiichi Yoshioka
  • Patent number: 9299354
    Abstract: An audio encoding device includes a processor; and a memory which stores a plurality of instructions, which when executed by the processor, cause the processor to execute, calculating first phases indicating phases of a first channel signal and a second channel signal included in audio signals of a plurality of channels; and performing, on the basis of the first phases, either first predictive coding in which a third channel signal included in the audio signals of the plurality of channels is predicted using the first channel signal and the second channel signal or second predictive coding in which the second channel signal is predicted using the first channel signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Shunsuke Takeuchi, Yohei Kishi, Masanao Suzuki, Miyuki Shirakawa
  • Patent number: 9214158
    Abstract: An audio decoding device includes a processor; and a memory which stores a plurality of instructions, which when executed by the processor, cause the processor to execute, decoding, using a first channel signal and a second channel signal included in a plurality of channels of an audio signal having a first frequency range and a second frequency range, a first prediction coefficient of the first frequency range and a second prediction coefficient of the second frequency range, both selected from a code book when prediction-encoding a third channel signal that is not subjected to prediction encoding and that is included in the plurality of channels; decoding a residual signal included in the first frequency range, the residual signal representing an error occurring in prediction encoding; and prediction-decoding the third channel signal subjected to prediction-encoding in the second frequency range from the first channel signal, the second channel signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Yohei Kishi, Akira Kamano, Shunsuke Takeuchi, Miyuki Shirakawa, Masanao Suzuki
  • Patent number: 9135921
    Abstract: An audio coding device that uses a first-channel signal, a second-channel signal, and a plurality of channel prediction coefficients included in a code book, according to which predictive coding is performed on a third-channel signal, the first-channel signal, the second-channel signal, and the third-channel signal being included in a plurality of channels of an audio signal, the device includes, a processor; and a memory which stores a plurality of instructions, which when executed by the processor, cause the processor to execute, determining a distribution of error defined by a difference between the third-channel signal before predictive coding and the third-channel signal after predictive coding as a given curved surface according to the first-channel signal, the second-channel signal, and the third-channel signal before predictive coding; and calculating channel prediction coefficients, included in the code book.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Yohei Kishi, Miyuki Shirakawa, Shunsuke Takeuchi, Masanao Suzuki
  • Patent number: 9131290
    Abstract: An audio coding device includes a time frequency transform unit that, with respect to each of a plurality of channels included in an audio signal, generates a time frequency signal indicating frequency components at each time by performing a time frequency transform on a signal of the channel; a transient detection unit that detects a transient with respect to each of the plurality of channels so as to obtain a transient detection time; a transient time correction unit that, when a difference in transient detection times between an early detection channel in which the transient detection time is earliest and a late detection channel that is a channel other than the early detection channel among the plurality of channels is within a range in which the transient; a grid determination unit that, with respect to each of the plurality of channels, and a coding unit that codes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Yohei Kishi, Miyuki Shirakawa, Masanao Suzuki, Yoshiteru Tsuchinaga, Shunsuke Takeuchi
  • Patent number: 9111533
    Abstract: An audio coding device includes a time-to-frequency converter that performs time-to-frequency conversion on each frame of a signal in at least one channel included in an audio signal in a predetermined length of time in order to convert the signal in the at least one channel to a frequency signal; a complexity calculator that calculates complexity of the frequency signal for each of the at least one channel. The audio further includes a bit allocation controller that determines a number of bits to be allocated to each of at least one channel so that more bits are allocated to the each of the at least one channel as the complexity of the each of at least one channel increases, and increases the number of bits to be allocated as an estimation error in the number; and a coder that codes the frequency signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Miyuki Shirakawa, Yohei Kishi, Masanao Suzuki, Yoshiteru Tsuchinaga
  • Patent number: 9076440
    Abstract: A disclosed encoding device converts an audio signal into frequency spectra, determines allowable error powers with respect to bands divided by the frequency of the audio signal by a predetermined with, detects a tonal frequency spectrum from the frequency spectra, and detects a band containing the frequency spectrum. Using the detection result and the allowable error powers, the encoding device performs correction such that allowable error powers determined by a power determining unit with respect to bands adjacent to the band detected by a detecting unit become smaller than the powers of the frequency spectra with respect to the adjacent bands, and quantizes each of frequency spectra having greater powers than the corrected allowable error powers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Miyuki Shirakawa, Masanao Suzuki, Yoshiteru Tsuchinaga
  • Patent number: D843394
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Satoshi Akagawa, Miyuki Shirakawa