Patents by Inventor Osamu Kawamae

Osamu Kawamae 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: 12033286
    Abstract: An augmented reality (AR) display device includes a camera that captures a background image; a distance measuring sensor that measures a distance to a real object in the background image; a position and orientation sensor that detects the position of the camera and the shooting direction of the camera; a controller that recognizes the real object from the background image captured by the camera and associates the predetermined AR object with the recognized real object; a display displaying an image of the associated AR object; and a memory that stores data of the real object and the AR object associated with each other. The controller determines whether or not the real object is movable from the measurement result of the distance measuring sensor, and arranges the AR object according to the current position of the real object when the position of the real object associated with the AR object moves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2022
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2024
    Assignee: Maxell, Ltd.
    Inventors: Osamu Kawamae, Masuo Oku
  • Publication number: 20240177363
    Abstract: A mount type device includes a camera configured to photograph a work site in a wider range than a visual field of a worker; a sensor configured to obtain a visual line of the worker; and a visual line movement detector configured to detect, as visual line movement information, movement of a direction of the visual line of the worker by using the sensor information. The mount type device transmits data on the photographed image and the visual line movement information to an operation instructing apparatus via a network. An operation instructing apparatus includes a display setter configured to extract a first image having a wider range than a visual field range of the worker from the image photographed by the camera, correct the first image using the visual line movement information, and cause a display of the corrected first image; and an instruction image is generated for the worker.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2024
    Publication date: May 30, 2024
    Inventors: Osamu KAWAMAE, Masuo OKU
  • Patent number: 11989838
    Abstract: The MR display device includes a controller and a display unit. The controller recognizes a reality object from a reality video imaged by a camera and links a predetermined virtual object to the reality object based on an operation of an experiencing person. The display unit displays a video of the linked virtual object. The controller acquires a recognition result of a reality object generated by the other MR display device and data of the linked virtual object, via a communication unit, synthesizes the acquired data and the own data, and displays a video obtained by the synthesis on the display unit. In addition, the controller allows an edit of the virtual object linked to the reality object on the video displayed on the display unit, based on an operation of the experiencing person.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignee: MAXELL, LTD.
    Inventors: Osamu Kawamae, Masuo Oku
  • Patent number: 11991452
    Abstract: An imaging device comprises: an image sensor to convert an optical image captured in light receiving elements arranged in an array on an imaging surface into sensor signals and output the sensor signals; a modulator provided on a light receiving surface of the image sensor and to modulate light by using a first grating pattern; an exposure control unit to determine an exposure condition based on the sensor signals, change a set exposure condition to the determined exposure condition, and control exposure in accordance with the changed exposure condition; and an image processing unit to generate a second grating pattern corresponding to the first grating pattern, generate a moiré fringe image based on the second grating pattern and the sensor signals, and generate a photographed image based on the moiré fringe image. The exposure condition includes an exposure time of the image sensor and a transmittance of the modulator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignee: MAXELL, LTD.
    Inventors: Mayumi Nakade, Osamu Kawamae
  • Patent number: 11988843
    Abstract: An HMD includes first and second batteries mounted therein, and includes a plurality of power receivers that receive power from the first and second batteries by wireless transmission, a power supply manager that monitors states of the first and second batteries, a communication interface that performs wireless communication with the first and second batteries, and a plurality of limiters that limit the power received by the plurality of power receivers. A controller causes the limiters to limit power, which is supplied to a load, according to a power use state of the load in the device, and the power supply manager acquires information of remaining power storage amounts of the first and second batteries through the communication interface and displays the acquired information on a display. Therefore, since it is possible to supply power required for driving the device while wearing the HMD, the HMD can be continuously used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2023
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignee: MAXELL, LTD.
    Inventors: Yasuo Yahagi, Takatoshi Shirosugi, Hitoshi Akiyama, Osamu Kawamae
  • Publication number: 20240151976
    Abstract: A head-mounted display comprises: a wearing body; a display; a communication module configured to perform communication connection with a mobile information terminal; a field of view(FOV) sensor configured to output status data used for determining whether the mobile information terminal is included in a user's FOV through the wearing body; and a controller connected to each of the display, the communication module, and the FOV detection sensor. The controller determines whether the mobile information terminal is included in the user's FOV based on the status data, and performs display control with respect to the display so as to display an application screen of the mobile information terminal on the display when determining that the mobile information terminal is not included in the FOV, and not to display the application screen on the display when determining that the mobile information terminal is included in the FOV.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2024
    Publication date: May 9, 2024
    Inventors: Mitsunobu WATANABE, Yasunobu HASHIMOTO, Osamu KAWAMAE, Nobuo MASUOKA, Kazuhiko YOSHIZAWA, Hiroshi SHIMIZU
  • Patent number: 11956415
    Abstract: The occlusion is faithfully expressed even in the binocular vision in the AR display by a head mounted display apparatus or the like. A head mounted display apparatus 10 includes a lens, a lens, a camera, a camera, and a control processor. A CG image for a right eye is displayed on the lens. A CG image for a left eye is displayed on the lens. The camera captures an image for the right eye. The camera captures an image for the left eye. The control processor generates the CG image for the right eye in which occlusion at the time of seeing by the right eye is expressed and the CG image for the left eye in which occlusion at the time of seeing by the left eye is expressed, based on the images captured by the cameras and projects the generated CG image for the right eye and CG image for the left eye onto the lenses and. A center of a lens of the camera is provided at the same position as a center of the lens. A center of a lens of the camera is provided at the same position as a center of the lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2023
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: MAXELL, LTD.
    Inventors: Osamu Kawamae, Kenichi Shimada, Manabu Katsuki, Megumi Kurachi
  • Publication number: 20240111380
    Abstract: A finger tapping measurement processing terminal that measures a finger tapping motion and processes a measurement result includes: a touch panel that is provided on one surface of a terminal, is capable of displaying information related to the finger tapping motion, and is tapped by one of two fingers of a same hand of a user who holds the terminal; finger detectors that detect a motion of one finger tapping the touch panel; and a processor that performs processing of measuring a two-finger distance during a finger tapping motion between the other of the two fingers holding another surface of the terminal located on an opposite side of the touch panel and the one finger tapping the touch panel based on detection information obtained by the finger detectors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2022
    Publication date: April 4, 2024
    Inventors: Osamu KAWAMAE, Yoshinori OKADA, Tomohiko MIZUGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20240088726
    Abstract: A wireless power transfer system includes a wireless terminal apparatus, a wireless power transmitter, and a wireless base station (a wide-area base station and a narrow-area base station). The wireless base station creates schedule information containing allocation of wireless resources regarding the wireless data communication and the wireless power transfer on the basis of grasp of a request of the wireless data communication and a request of the wireless power transfer from the wireless terminal apparatus, and transmits the schedule information to the wireless power transmitter and the wireless terminal apparatus. The wireless power transmitter executes the wireless power transfer to the wireless terminal apparatus in accordance with the schedule information. The wireless terminal apparatus receives the wireless power transfer from the wireless power transmitter in accordance with the schedule information, and executes the wireless data communication via the wireless base station.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2023
    Publication date: March 14, 2024
    Inventors: Yasuo YAHAGI, Takatoshi SHIROSUGI, Hitoshi AKIYAMA, Osamu KAWAMAE, Manabu KATSUKI
  • Publication number: 20240077722
    Abstract: In a linked display system in which wireless communication connection between a first information device and a second information device has been established, when the first information device transmits text data to the second information device in a state of displaying content containing the text data and image data, the second information device displays the text data while the first information device stops displaying the text data and enlarges and displays the image data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2023
    Publication date: March 7, 2024
    Inventors: Megumi KURACHI, Masuo OKU, Hirokazu ISHII, Osamu KAWAMAE, Yasunobu HASHIMOTO, Kazuhiko YOSHIZAWA
  • Patent number: 11921293
    Abstract: A head-mounted display comprises: a wearing body; a display; a communication module configured to perform communication connection with a mobile information terminal; a field of view (FOV) sensor configured to output status data used for determining whether the mobile information terminal is included in a user's FOV through the wearing body; and a controller connected to each of the display, the communication module, and the FOV detection sensor. The controller determines whether the mobile information terminal is included in the user's FOV based on the status data, and performs display control with respect to the display so as to display an application screen of the mobile information terminal on the display when determining that the mobile information terminal is not included in the FOV, and not to display the application screen on the display when determining that the mobile information terminal is included in the FOV.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: MAXELL, LTD.
    Inventors: Mitsunobu Watanabe, Yasunobu Hashimoto, Osamu Kawamae, Nobuo Masuoka, Kazuhiko Yoshizawa, Hiroshi Shimizu
  • Patent number: 11915339
    Abstract: A mount type device includes a camera configured to photograph a work site in a wider range than a visual field of a worker; a sensor configured to obtain a visual line of the worker; and a visual line movement detector configured to detect, as visual line movement information, movement of a direction of the visual line of the worker by using the sensor information. The mount type device transmits data on the photographed image and the visual line movement information to an operation instructing apparatus via a network. An operation instructing apparatus includes a display setter configured to extract a first image having a wider range than a visual field range of the worker from the image photographed by the camera, correct the first image using the visual line movement information, and cause a display of the corrected first image; and an instruction image is generated for the worker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: MAXELL, LTD.
    Inventors: Osamu Kawamae, Masuo Oku
  • Publication number: 20240062875
    Abstract: A head mounted display and a blood sugar level management method are employed to provide effective dietary guidance for suppressing the blood sugar level to within a certain range. In order to achieve the aforementioned purpose, a head mounted display displays AR objects in a real space is provided, wherein: the head mounted display includes a camera that acquires a captured image by capturing an image of the real space, a blood sugar level sensor that measures the blood sugar level, and a control device. The control device determines, from information about a real food obtained from the captured image and information obtained from the blood sugar level sensor, the amount eaten in one bite and the time interval until the next bite is eaten; and the amount eaten in one bite and the time interval until the next bite is eaten are displayed as the AR objects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2020
    Publication date: February 22, 2024
    Inventors: Mayumi NAKADE, Shigeyuki ITOU, Osamu KAWAMAE
  • Publication number: 20240062578
    Abstract: Provided is an imaging system capable of stereo-photographing with both of visible and infrared images, and improving color reproducibility in visible-light-photographing. The imaging system includes two imaging sensors, and two DBPFs that have transmittance characteristics in a visible light band and a second wavelength band, are respectively provided correspondingly to the two imaging sensors, and serve as optical filters. The imaging system has: at least four kinds of filters, which have mutual different spectral transmission characteristics corresponding to wavelengths in the visible light band and whose transmissions in a second wavelength band approximate each other; and two color filters provided so as respectively correspond to the two imaging sensors. The imaging system measures a distance to a target based on two visible or infrared image signals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2023
    Publication date: February 22, 2024
    Inventors: Osamu KAWAMAE, Chiyo OHNO, Hiroyasu OTSUBO, Osamu ISHIZAKI
  • Publication number: 20240027617
    Abstract: A portable terminal comprises a distance measurement device capable of treasuring a distance of a first distance measurement range and a distance of a second distance measurement range different from the first distance measurement range, and a processor configured to determine a distance to an object based on a result of distance measurement by the distance measurement device and output the result as a distance measurement value. The present invention relates to one of the sustainable development goals which concerns building “Infrastructure, Industrialization, and Innovation”.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2020
    Publication date: January 25, 2024
    Inventors: Osamu KAWAMAE, Mayumi NAKADE, Hitoshi AKIYAMA
  • Publication number: 20240029738
    Abstract: A speech recognition device includes a sound input section, a sound output section, a communication control section that performs data transmission and reception with at least one of other recognition devices, a conversation-mode executing section that transmits sound data input to each of the other recognition devices and outputs sound data received from each of the other recognition devices, a speech recognition section that converts the sound input into text data, a hot word detecting section that detects a conversation activation hot word from the text data to activate the conversation-mode executing section, and a command transmitting section that transmits a control command to each of the other recognition devices. If the hot word detecting section detects the conversation activation hot word, the command transmitting section transmits the control command to activate a conversation-mode executing section provided in each of the other recognition devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2023
    Publication date: January 25, 2024
    Inventors: Yasunobu HASHIMOTO, Ikuya ARAI, Satoru TAKASHIMIZU, Kazuhiko YOSHIZAWA, Hiroshi SHIMIZU, Sadao TSURUGA, Osamu KAWAMAE
  • Patent number: 11869225
    Abstract: An imaging device and an authentication controller are provided. The imaging device includes a modulator that includes a first pattern and that modulates light intensity with the first pattern, an image sensor that converts a light beam transmitted through the modulator into imaging data and outputs the imaging data, an image processing unit that performs, to the imaging data, a reconstruction process in which an image of the subject is reconstructed based on the cross-correlation operation between the imaging data and the pattern data having a second pattern and acquires an image, and a distance measurement unit that repeats the reconstruction process to the imaging data while changing a focus distance and acquires a focus distance having a highest contrast in a measurement region as a distance. The authentication controller performs image authentication and distance authentication using image data and distance data acquired by the imaging device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: MAXELL, LTD.
    Inventors: Mayumi Nakade, Ikuya Arai, Osamu Kawamae
  • Patent number: 11870276
    Abstract: A wireless power transfer system includes a wireless terminal apparatus, a wireless power transmitter, and a wireless base station (a wide-area base station and a narrow-area base station). The wireless base station creates schedule information containing allocation of wireless resources regarding the wireless data communication and the wireless power transfer on the basis of grasp of a request of the wireless data communication and a request of the wireless power transfer from the wireless terminal apparatus, and transmits the schedule information to the wireless power transmitter and the wireless terminal apparatus. The wireless power transmitter executes the wireless power transfer to the wireless terminal apparatus in accordance with the schedule information. The wireless terminal apparatus receives the wireless power transfer from the wireless power transmitter in accordance with the schedule information, and executes the wireless data communication via the wireless base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: MAXELL, LTD.
    Inventors: Yasuo Yahagi, Takatoshi Shirosugi, Hitoshi Akiyama, Osamu Kawamae, Manabu Katsuki
  • Patent number: 11852811
    Abstract: In a linked display system in which wireless communication connection between a first information device and a second information device has been established, when the first information device transmits text data to the second information device in a state of displaying content containing the text data and image data, the second information device displays the text data while the first information device stops displaying the text data and enlarges and displays the image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: MAXELL, LTD.
    Inventors: Megumi Kurachi, Masuo Oku, Hirokazu Ishii, Osamu Kawamae, Yasunobu Hashimoto, Kazuhiko Yoshizawa
  • Patent number: 11842564
    Abstract: Provided is an imaging system capable of stereo-photographing with both of visible and infrared images, and improving color reproducibility in visible-light-photographing. The imaging system includes two imaging sensors, and two DBPFs that have transmittance characteristics in a visible light band and a second wavelength band, are respectively provided correspondingly to the two imaging sensors, and serve as optical filters. The imaging system has: at least four kinds of filters, which have mutual different spectral transmission characteristics corresponding to wavelengths in the visible light band and whose transmissions in a second wavelength band approximate each other; and two color filters provided so as respectively correspond to the two imaging sensors. The imaging system measures a distance to a target based on two visible or infrared image signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2023
    Assignee: Maxell, Ltd.
    Inventors: Osamu Kawamae, Chiyo Ohno, Hiroyasu Otsubo, Osamu Ishizaki