Patents by Inventor Norimasa Ozaki

Norimasa Ozaki 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: 20190253640
    Abstract: To improve user operability. Provided is a Next change operating section that receives a changing operation on each item in a Next control data set being in a control state of a Next-use M/E of a switcher (vision mixer). When a changing operation is received in the Next change operating section, that is, when there is a changing operation, a control section changes contents of the Next control data set, and in accordance with the changed contents of the Next control data set, sends a control signal concerning the Next-use M/E to the switcher. A user can simply and easily change the contents of the Next control data set by operating the Next change operating section, and operability can be improved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2017
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Inventors: SENSABURO NAKAMURA, HIDEHITO YAKUSHIJI, NORIMASA OZAKI, TAKAFUMI ITO, NAOMI EGASHIRA
  • Patent number: 10223823
    Abstract: Provided is an image processing apparatus including: an image selection unit selectively extracting one image data from a plurality of input image data; an image generation unit generating a computer graphics image based on computer graphics description data; a surface designation unit designating a surface of a predetermined polygon using surfaces of polygons among the computer graphics description data as a selection; and an image mapping unit texture-mapping an image according to the image data extracted by the image selection unit onto the surface of the polygon designated by the surface designation unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Sensaburo Nakamura, Norimasa Ozaki, Takeo Ugai, Toshimasa Kakihara
  • Patent number: 10139247
    Abstract: A number n of Hall elements of a position detecting device output analog detection signals responsive to magnetism from a magnet of a piston. A number n of AD converters carry out analog to digital conversion to convert the analog detection signals into digital detection signals. A ladder circuit receives, as an n-bit digital signal, the digital detection signals output from a number n of magnetic detectors, and performs digital to analog conversion thereof into a single analog output signal. A control IC detects an approximate position of the piston on the basis of the single analog output signal that is input thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: SMC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takeshi Yamagishi, Tomohiko Aki, Norimasa Ozaki
  • Patent number: 10119836
    Abstract: A detecting unit detects a first output signal and a second output signal, which are output by a first sensor and a second sensor disposed on an actuator, and outputs a first detection signal and a second detection signal to a measurement unit. Based on the first detection signal and the second detection signal, the measurement unit measures a tact time taken for a piston to move from one end to another end of a movement range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: SMC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomohiko Aki, Takaaki Goto, Takahiro Shinozaki, Norimasa Ozaki
  • Publication number: 20180316874
    Abstract: To provide a user with an effect switcher having improved usability. The effect switcher includes an output terminal that outputs a plurality of first video signals to be transmitted to a multi-view processor, as an optical multiplex signal. For example, the effect switcher further includes: an output terminal that outputs a single second video signal to be transmitted to the multi-view processor; and an information insertion unit that inserts, into the optical multiplex signal, information for designating a display region of an image based on the single second video signal on a screen on which an image based on each of the first video signals is displayed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2016
    Publication date: November 1, 2018
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Sensaburo NAKAMURA, Norimasa OZAKI, Takahiro HIRABAYASHI, Tetsuya KIKUKAWA, Mitsuru MURAKAMI, Koichi ICHIKAWA
  • Patent number: 10009874
    Abstract: An industrial wireless communications system includes a PLC that performs at least monitoring within an industrial facility, at least one master wireless device connected to the PLC by a fieldbus, a plurality of slave wireless devices, which are installed corresponding to respective hardware devices, and carry out wireless communications with the master wireless device, a connection processing unit that carries out a connection process wirelessly between the master wireless device and the slave wireless devices, and a transmission/reception processing unit that transmits and receives data wirelessly between the master wireless device and the slave wireless devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: SMC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomohiko Aki, Kazuhiro Ishikawa, Koji Kunii, Toshiaki Kuwahara, Yoshihiro Nozaki, Shengcong Wu, Norimasa Ozaki
  • Publication number: 20170289959
    Abstract: An industrial wireless communications system includes a PLC that performs at least monitoring within an industrial facility, at least one master wireless device connected to the PLC by a fieldbus, a plurality of slave wireless devices, which are installed corresponding to respective hardware devices, and carry out wireless communications with the master wireless device, a connection processing unit that carries out a connection process wirelessly between the master wireless device and the slave wireless devices, and a transmission/reception processing unit that transmits and receives data wirelessly between the master wireless device and the slave wireless devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2017
    Publication date: October 5, 2017
    Applicant: SMC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomohiko AKI, Kazuhiro Ishikawa, Koji Kunii, Toshiaki Kuwahara, Yoshihiro Nozaki, Shengcong Wu, Norimasa Ozaki
  • Publication number: 20170176215
    Abstract: A number n of Hall elements of a position detecting device output analog detection signals responsive to magnetism from a magnet of a piston. A number n of AD converters carry out analog to digital conversion to convert the analog detection signals into digital detection signals. A ladder circuit receives, as an n-bit digital signal, the digital detection signals output from a number n of magnetic detectors, and performs digital to analog conversion thereof into a single analog output signal. A control IC detects an approximate position of the piston on the basis of the single analog output signal that is input thereto.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2016
    Publication date: June 22, 2017
    Applicant: SMC Corporation
    Inventors: Takeshi YAMAGISHI, Tomohiko AKI, Norimasa OZAKI
  • Publication number: 20160019710
    Abstract: Provided is an image processing apparatus including: an image selection unit selectively extracting one image data from a plurality of input image data; an image generation unit generating a computer graphics image based on computer graphics description data; a surface designation unit designating a surface of a predetermined polygon using surfaces of polygons among the computer graphics description data as a selection; and an image mapping unit texture-mapping an image according to the image data extracted by the image selection unit onto the surface of the polygon designated by the surface designation unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Publication date: January 21, 2016
    Inventors: SENSABURO NAKAMURA, NORIMASA OZAKI, TAKEO UGAI, TOSHIMASA KAKIHARA
  • Publication number: 20160003640
    Abstract: A detecting unit detects a first output signal and a second output signal, which are output by a first sensor and a second sensor disposed on an actuator, and outputs a first detection signal and a second detection signal to a measurement unit. Based on the first detection signal and the second detection signal, the measurement unit measures a tact time taken for a piston to move from one end to another end of a movement range.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2015
    Publication date: January 7, 2016
    Applicant: SMC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomohiko AKI, Takaaki Goto, Takahiro Shinozaki, Norimasa Ozaki
  • Patent number: 9165395
    Abstract: Provided is an image processing apparatus including: an image selection unit selectively extracting one image data from a plurality of input image data; an image generation unit generating a computer graphics image based on computer graphics description data; a surface designation unit designating a surface of a predetermined polygon using surfaces of polygons among the computer graphics description data as a selection; and an image mapping unit texture-mapping an image according to the image data extracted by the image selection unit onto the surface of the polygon designated by the surface designation unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Sensaburo Nakamura, Norimasa Ozaki, Takeo Ugai, Toshimasa Kakihara
  • Patent number: 9001139
    Abstract: An image processing device includes an image generation mechanism configured to generate computer graphics images based on computer graphics description data, an image mapping mechanism configured to designate an object or a part of the object of computer graphics drawn by the image generation mechanism as a texture map target, and to texture map texture map images to a surface of the texture map target, and a superimposition mechanism configured to superimpose superimposition images at a position corresponding to the texture map target of the computer graphics images where the texture map has been performed in the image mapping mechanism, based on position information for the texture map target of the computer graphic image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Sensaburo Nakamura, Norimasa Ozaki, Takeo Ugai, Toshimasa Kakihara
  • Patent number: 8887098
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a generating apparatus including a display controller configured, on the basis of computer graphics description data for use in creating a computer graphics virtual space necessary for generating a computer graphics image, to display a plurality of element descriptors representative of a plurality of elements arranged in the computer graphics virtual space; and a specification information generator configured to generate specification information for specifying a parameter for defining an element corresponding to an element descriptor by a selecting operation by a user from among the displayed plurality of element descriptors as a parameter subject to adjustment that is adjusted by an adjusting operation by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Sensaburo Nakamura, Norimasa Ozaki, Takeo Ugai, Toshimasa Kakihara
  • Patent number: 8698830
    Abstract: Provided is an image processing apparatus which includes an image selection unit selecting one image data from a plurality of input image data, an image generation unit generating a computer graphics image based on computer graphics description data, an image mapping unit determining an object or a portion of the object of computer graphics drawn by the image generation unit as the target of texture mapping and texture-mapping an image according to the image data selected by the image selection unit onto a surface of the target of texture mapping, and an image selection control unit controlling the image data selection by the image selection unit according to an attribute given to the target of texture mapping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Sensaburo Nakamura, Norimasa Ozaki, Takeo Ugai, Toshimasa Kakihara
  • Patent number: 8669996
    Abstract: An image processing device includes an image generation unit generating a computer graphics image on the basis of computer graphics description data, an image mapping unit texture-mapping an input image to a surface of a computer graphics object drawn by the image generation unit, and a coordinate setting unit undergoing a change manipulation of a texture coordinate and storing contents of the change manipulation, in which the image mapping unit performs texture mapping by a text coordinate which is changed on the basis of contents of the change manipulation which are stored in the coordinate setting unit when texture-mapping the input image to the surface of an object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Sensaburo Nakamura, Norimasa Ozaki, Takeo Ugai, Toshimasa Kakihara
  • Patent number: 8558846
    Abstract: An information processing device includes: a clipping unit configured to subject a plurality of images to clipping processing for clipping a part of an image as a partial image to clip a partial image from each of the plurality of images; a size correcting unit configured to correct an image size regarding each of a plurality of the partial images clipped by the clipping unit; and a synthesizing unit configured to connect the partial images of which the image sizes have been corrected by the size correcting unit to generate a synthetic image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Junichi Ogikubo, Norimasa Ozaki, Jun Onuki, Keita Shirane
  • Patent number: 8345164
    Abstract: A video switching apparatus has a plurality of slots each for mounting any of a first input module capable of inputting any one of a plurality of predetermined types of video signals and performing processing, content of which varies depending on the type of input video signal and a second input module capable of inputting only predetermined one type of video signal. The video switching apparatus switches and outputs video signals of a plurality of channels input to the input modules mounted to the plurality of slots. The video switching apparatus includes an input setup data memory processor, a detector, and an input setup changer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Akimitsu Hio, Yuuichi Hayatsu, Norimasa Ozaki, Naomi Itoh
  • Publication number: 20110252367
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a generating apparatus including a display controller configured, on the basis of computer graphics description data for use in creating a computer graphics virtual space necessary for generating a computer graphics image, to display a plurality of element descriptors representative of a plurality of elements arranged in the computer graphics virtual space; and a specification information generator configured to generate specification information for specifying a parameter for defining an element corresponding to an element descriptor by a selecting operation by a user from among the displayed plurality of element descriptors as a parameter subject to adjustment that is adjusted by an adjusting operation by the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2011
    Publication date: October 13, 2011
    Inventors: Sensaburo NAKAMURA, NORIMASA OZAKI, TAKEO UGAI, TOSHIMASA KAKIHARA
  • Patent number: D788701
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: SMC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takaaki Goto, Tomohiko Aki, Norimasa Ozaki
  • Patent number: D869410
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: SMC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuko Kochi, Tomohiko Aki, Norimasa Ozaki