Patents by Inventor Rieko Asai

Rieko Asai 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: 10799010
    Abstract: A makeup application assist device includes an image acquisition circuitry which, in operation, acquires a user face image, a target face image, and an adjusted face image, an image determination circuitry which, in operation, adopts a makeup item assigned to each of face parts in the target face image if a difference value between a facial feature extracted from the user face image and a facial feature extracted from the target face image is less than or equal to a threshold value and adopts a makeup item assigned in the adjusted face image for each on a subset of the face parts having the feature that differs from the feature in the target face image if the difference value is greater than the threshold value, and an information generation circuitry which, in operation, generates makeup procedure information to be presented to a user, where the makeup procedure information includes a procedure for using the adopted makeup items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chie Nishi, Rieko Asai, Sachiko Takeshita
  • Patent number: 10789748
    Abstract: An image processing device includes: an image input unit that inputs a facial image from a predetermined device; an image analyzing unit that calculates one of facial shape, proportion lines that are lines drawn on the face to analyze the balance of the face, and blocking lines that divide the face into multiple regions following the structure of the face according to lightness and darkness of shadows due to light striking the face, based on facial feature points extracted from the facial image; and an image generating unit that decides a superimposing region of a makeup parts image based on one of the facial shape, the proportion lines, and the blocking lines, and generates a simulation image where the makeup parts image has been superimposed on the superimposing region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chie Nishi, Rieko Asai, Sachiko Takeshita
  • Patent number: 10783672
    Abstract: A makeup part generating apparatus includes a drawing receiver that receives a drawing operation of a makeup part image that is to be overlaid on a facial image, an information acquiring unit that acquires, at each time point in a process of the drawing operation, a progress image that is an image drawn by the time point, and a drawing technique used at the time point, and an information processor that records and outputs makeup part information including, in a time-series manner, image information indicating the progress image, and technique information indicating at least one of the drawing technique and a makeup technique that is an application technique of a cosmetic corresponding to the drawing technique.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chie Nishi, Sachiko Takeshita, Rieko Asai, Hiroki Taoka, Masayo Shinoda
  • Publication number: 20200250404
    Abstract: In a makeup support apparatus, a feature related to an appearance of the body is analyzed from a body image obtained by capturing an image of the body based on a skeleton of the body, and body feature information indicating the analyzed feature is generated. A makeup capable of providing a visual correction of the appearance of the body is determined based on the generated body feature information. Print information related to printing of a makeup image on the sheet is generated based on the determined makeup. A makeup sheet is generated by printing the makeup image on the sheet based on the generated print information. A user sticks the generated makeup sheet to the body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2020
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Applicant: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masayo SHINODA, Mari ONODERA, Sachiko TAKESHITA, Rieko ASAI, Chie NISHI
  • Patent number: 10660425
    Abstract: Provided is a makeup assistance device that can assist in makeup/skin treatment more appropriately. This makeup assistance device comprises: a physical condition acquisition unit (260) that acquires physical condition information related to the physical condition of a person performing makeup and/or skin treatment; a makeup/skincare selection unit (280) that selects a makeup, which is how to apply makeup, and/or a skincare, which is how to treat the skin, on the basis of the acquired physical condition information; and a makeup/skincare presentation unit (290) that presents the selected makeup and/or skincare to the user performing makeup/skin treatment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tomofumi Yamanashi, Rieko Asai, Aoi Muta, Chie Nishi, Kaori Ajiki
  • Patent number: 10559102
    Abstract: A makeup simulation assistance apparatus includes: a simulation image generator that generates a simulation image obtained by superimposing, on a facial image picked up by an image pickup unit that picks up an image of a face of a user as the facial image, a makeup image showing a state of makeup as being applied to a facial component of the face; a simulation image output unit that outputs the generated simulation image; an interest degree sensor that senses an interest degree of the user for the makeup image, based on a facial image picked up by the image pickup unit when the simulation image is output; and an interest degree information output unit that outputs interest degree information indicative of the sensed interest degree.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroki Taoka, Tetsuro Sato, Sachiko Takeshita, Rieko Asai
  • Publication number: 20190347832
    Abstract: A makeup simulation device that superimposes a makeup part onto a face image obtained by photographing a face of a person and causes the face image to be displayed on a display device includes: a face image acquisition unit that acquires a first face image and a second face image that are different from each other in appearance of the face due to movement of a specific face part; a makeup part drawing unit that draws a makeup part on the specific face part in the first face image; a makeup part deforming unit that deforms the makeup part drawn on the specific face part of the first face image in accordance with movement of the specific face part; and a makeup part superimposing unit that superimposes the deformed makeup part onto the second face image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2019
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Inventors: CHIE NISHI, SACHIKO TAKESHITA, RIEKO ASAI
  • Patent number: 10413042
    Abstract: A skin-attachment sheet for makeup includes a thin-film layer made of polylactic acid, polyglycolic acid, polycaprolactone, or a copolymer thereof, and a biocompatible polymer. The thickness of a first layer thereof is from 10 nm to 500 nm. An ink corresponding to a makeup image is printed on a surface of the thin-film layer on an opposite side of a surface of the thin-film layer attachable to the skin. The sheet also includes a mount that is provided on a surface on the thin-film layer, and that is capable of being peeled off from the surface on which the mount is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kaori Ajiki, Rieko Asai, Yasushi Yamaguchi, Tomofumi Yamanashi, Aoi Muta, Chie Nishi
  • Publication number: 20190244408
    Abstract: An image processing device includes: an image input unit that inputs a facial image from a predetermined device; an image analyzing unit that calculates one of facial shape, proportion lines that are lines drawn on the face to analyze the balance of the face, and blocking lines that divide the face into multiple regions following the structure of the face according to lightness and darkness of shadows due to light striking the face, based on facial feature points extracted from the facial image; and an image generating unit that decides a superimposing region of a makeup parts image based on one of the facial shape, the proportion lines, and the blocking lines, and generates a simulation image where the makeup parts image has been superimposed on the superimposing region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2019
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Inventors: CHIE NISHI, RIEKO ASAI, SACHIKO TAKESHITA
  • Patent number: 10342316
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to provide a makeup support device capable of appropriately supporting the application of makeup even for users who have insufficient makeup skills. The makeup support device (100) has: a makeup style selection unit (250) that selects a makeup style being a makeup method, for each face to be made up; and a makeup style suggestion unit (260) that causes pigment corresponding to the selected makeup style to be supported on the surface of a sheet capable of being adhered for long periods to facial skin, on the opposite side to the side adhered to the skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kaori Ajiki, Rieko Asai, Yasushi Yamaguchi, Tomofumi Yamanashi, Aoi Muta, Chie Nishi
  • Patent number: 10299568
    Abstract: A makeup assisting apparatus includes an image acquirer that acquires a captured image of a face to which makeup is applied, an applied makeup acquirer that acquires applied makeup from the image, the applied makeup being a way of applying the makeup, a makeup evaluator that evaluates the applied makeup by comparing the applied makeup with a reference makeup which is makeup to be used as a reference by a user having applied the makeup to the face; an evaluation presenter that presents a result of the evaluation to the user, and an advice information indictor that indicates how to correct the applied makeup so as to make it closer to the reference makeup.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tomofumi Yamanashi, Rieko Asai, Aoi Muta, Chie Nishi, Kaori Ajiki
  • Publication number: 20190150595
    Abstract: A skin-attachment sheet for makeup includes a thin-film layer made of polylactic acid, polyglycolic acid, polycaprolactone, or a copolymer thereof, and a biocompatible polymer. The thickness of a first layer thereof is from 10 nm to 500 nm. An ink corresponding to a makeup image is printed on a surface of the thin-film layer on an opposite side of a surface of the thin-film layer attachable to the skin. The sheet also includes a mount that is provided on a surface on the thin-film layer, and that is capable of being peeled off from the surface on which the mount is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2019
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Applicant: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kaori AJIKI, Rieko ASAI, Yasushi YAMAGUCHI, Tomofumi YAMANASHI, Aoi MUTA, Chie NISHI
  • Patent number: 10292481
    Abstract: A makeup assisting apparatus includes an image acquirer that acquires a captured image of a face to which makeup is applied and that maps, when the captured image of the face is captured from an oblique direction, the captured image of the face to a stereoscopic shape of a face to generate an image of the captured image of the face seen from the front. An applied makeup acquirer acquires applied makeup from the image, the applied makeup being a way of applying the makeup. A makeup evaluators evaluates the applied makeup by comparing the applied makeup with a reference makeup, which is makeup to be used as a reference by a user having applied the makeup to the face and an evaluation presenter presents a result of the evaluation to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tomofumi Yamanashi, Rieko Asai, Aoi Muta, Chie Nishi, Kaori Ajiki
  • Patent number: 10264870
    Abstract: A makeup assisting apparatus includes a makeup collector that collects, from each of a plurality of people, an applied makeup information item indicating makeup selected by the person as makeup to be applied in a makeup application, a makeup analyzer that estimates fashionable makeup by analyzing the collected applied makeup information items and determines a selection criterion in such a way that the estimated fashionable makeup is selected, and a makeup presenter that selects makeup based on the determined selection criterion and presents proposed makeup information indicating the selected makeup and cosmetics information of cosmetics required for applying the makeup to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tomofumi Yamanashi, Rieko Asai, Aoi Muta, Chie Nishi, Kaori Ajiki
  • Publication number: 20190104827
    Abstract: A makeup application assist device includes an image acquisition circuitry which, in operation, acquires a user face image, a target face image, and an adjusted face image, an image determination circuitry which, in operation, adopts a makeup item assigned to each of face parts in the target face image if a difference value between a facial feature extracted from the user face image and a facial feature extracted from the target face image is less than or equal to a threshold value and adopts a makeup item assigned in the adjusted face image for each on a subset of the face parts having the feature that differs from the feature in the target face image if the difference value is greater than the threshold value, and an information generation circuitry which, in operation, generates makeup procedure information to be presented to a user, where the makeup procedure information includes a procedure for using the adopted makeup items.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2018
    Publication date: April 11, 2019
    Inventors: CHIE NISHI, RIEKO ASAI, SACHIKO TAKESHITA
  • Patent number: 10251463
    Abstract: In order to appropriately assist with the application of makeup, including technical improvements in makeup techniques, a makeup application assistance device includes: an image acquisition unit that acquires an image obtained by photographing a face to which makeup has been applied; an applied makeup technique acquisition unit that acquires applied makeup techniques, which are makeup application methods, from the image; a makeup technique evaluation unit that evaluates the applied makeup techniques by comparing the applied makeup techniques with reference makeup techniques that are to be referenced by a user who applied the makeup; and an evaluation presentation unit that presents the results of the evaluation to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tomofumi Yamanashi, Rieko Asai, Aoi Muta, Chie Nishi, Kaori Ajiki
  • Patent number: 10249211
    Abstract: A makeup assisting apparatus including a first image acquirer that acquires a first image of a first face, a first face portion acquirer that acquires an area of a portion of the first face, a second image acquirer that acquires a second image of a second face to which makeup is applied and a second face portion acquirer that acquires an area of a portion of the second face. A reference makeup acquirer acquires reference makeup from the second image for each of the portions of the second face based on an area of the portion of the second face, the reference makeup being a way of applying the makeup, a cosmetics information display displays cosmetics information of skin cosmetics required for applying the reference makeup, and a makeup presenter presents, to a user, the acquired makeup in association with the corresponding area of the portion of the first face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tomofumi Yamanashi, Rieko Asai, Aoi Muta, Chie Nishi, Kaori Ajiki
  • Patent number: 10242589
    Abstract: A makeup assisting apparatus includes a first image acquirer that acquires a first image which is a captured image of a first face, a first facial part acquirer that acquires an area of a portion of the first face, a second image acquirer that acquires a second image which is a captured image of a second face to which makeup is applied, and a second facial part acquirer that acquires an area of a portion of the second face. A reference makeup acquirer acquires makeup from the second image for each of the portions of the second face, based on the area of the portion of the second face, the makeup being a way of applying the makeup and a makeup presenter that presents, to a user, the acquired makeup in association with the corresponding area of the portion of the first face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tomofumi Yamanashi, Rieko Asai, Aoi Muta, Chie Nishi, Kaori Ajiki
  • Publication number: 20180268572
    Abstract: A makeup part generating apparatus includes a drawing receiver that receives a drawing operation of a makeup part image that is to be overlaid on a facial image, an information acquiring unit that acquires, at each time point in a process of the drawing operation, a progress image that is an image drawn by the time point, and a drawing technique used at the time point, and an information processor that records and outputs makeup part information including, in a time-series manner, image information indicating the progress image, and technique information indicating at least one of the drawing technique and a makeup technique that is an application technique of a cosmetic corresponding to the drawing technique.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2018
    Publication date: September 20, 2018
    Inventors: CHIE NISHI, SACHIKO TAKESHITA, RIEKO ASAI, HIROKI TAOKA, MASAYO SHINODA
  • Publication number: 20180260983
    Abstract: A makeup simulation assistance apparatus includes: a simulation image generator that generates a simulation image obtained by superimposing, on a facial image picked up by an image pickup unit that picks up an image of a face of a user as the facial image, a makeup image showing a state of makeup as being applied to a facial component of the face; a simulation image output unit that outputs the generated simulation image; an interest degree sensor that senses an interest degree of the user for the makeup image, based on a facial image picked up by the image pickup unit when the simulation image is output; and an interest degree information output unit that outputs interest degree information indicative of the sensed interest degree.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2018
    Publication date: September 13, 2018
    Inventors: HIROKI TAOKA, TETSURO SATO, SACHIKO TAKESHITA, RIEKO ASAI