Patents by Inventor Sachiko Takeshita

Sachiko Takeshita 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: 10796455
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes an image acquirer that acquires a first skin image obtained by capturing an image of a skin at a first timing and a second skin image obtained by capturing an image of the skin at a second timing later than the first timing, an image analyzer that extracts a first discolored area from a first skin image and extracts a color of the skin from the second skin image, an image determiner that determines a cover area within the second skin image based on the first discolored area and determines a color of the cover area based on the color of the skin, and a print controller that generates image data with a content for printing an image of the determined cover area on the sheet by using a coloring material of the determined color.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masayo Shinoda, Chie Nishi, 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: 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20190096093
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes an image acquirer that acquires a first skin image obtained by capturing an image of a skin at a first timing and a second skin image obtained by capturing an image of the skin at a second timing later than the first timing, an image analyzer that extracts a first discolored area from a first skin image and extracts a color of the skin from the second skin image, an image determiner that determines a cover area within the second skin image based on the first discolored area and determines a color of the cover area based on the color of the skin, and a print controller that generates image data with a content for printing an image of the determined cover area on the sheet by using a coloring material of the determined color.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2018
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Inventors: MASAYO SHINODA, CHIE NISHI, SACHIKO TAKESHITA
  • 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
  • Patent number: 9457185
    Abstract: A muscle supporter includes a sheet member that is to be closely attached to skin covering a muscle, a muscle strength condition detector, a muscle contraction timing detector, and a muscle assist movement provider. The muscle strength condition detector disposed on the sheet member detects information related to muscle strength condition of the muscle. The muscle contraction timing detector disposed on the sheet member, in operation, detects a muscle contraction timing of the muscle. The muscle assist movement provider disposed on the sheet member, in operation, assists the muscle to contract in response to the detected information and the detected muscle contraction timing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kaori Ajiki, Sachiko Takeshita
  • Patent number: 9393410
    Abstract: A posture correction apparatus includes an obtaining unit configured to obtain information related to a muscle condition in a body, a determination unit configured to determine muscle stimulation to be provided to the body, based on the obtained information, and a stimulation unit configured to provide the determined muscle stimulation to the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kaori Ajiki, Toshimitsu Minowa, Sachiko Takeshita
  • Publication number: 20150224309
    Abstract: A muscle supporter includes a sheet member that is to be closely attached to skin covering a muscle, a muscle strength condition detector, a muscle contraction timing detector, and a muscle assist movement provider. The muscle strength condition detector disposed on the sheet member detects information related to muscle strength condition of the muscle. The muscle contraction timing detector disposed on the sheet member, in operation, detects a muscle contraction timing of the muscle. The muscle assist movement provider disposed on the sheet member, in operation, assists the muscle to contract in response to the detected information and the detected muscle contraction timing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2015
    Publication date: August 13, 2015
    Inventors: KAORI AJIKI, SACHIKO TAKESHITA
  • Publication number: 20150182747
    Abstract: A posture correction apparatus includes an obtaining unit configured to obtain information related to a muscle condition in a body, a determination unit configured to determine muscle stimulation to be provided to the body, based on the obtained information, and a stimulation unit configured to provide the determined muscle stimulation to the body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2014
    Publication date: July 2, 2015
    Inventors: KAORI AJIKI, TOSHIMITSU MINOWA, SACHIKO TAKESHITA
  • Patent number: 8667142
    Abstract: A transfer-source terminal, a communication-destination terminal, and a nearby terminal existing in the neighborhood of transfer-source terminal are provided. The nearby terminal collects connectivity information for monitoring connectivity after terminal switching by performing a communication process with the communication-destination terminal, and transmits the connectivity information collected to the transfer-source terminal. The transfer-source terminal receives connectivity information from the nearby terminal by a connectivity information receiving unit, determines a transfer-destination terminal from among the nearby terminals according to connectivity information by a transfer-destination terminal determinating unit, and transfers a communication session with a communication-destination terminal to the transfer-destination terminal determined, by a session transferring unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Kentaro Takei, Sachiko Takeshita, Daisaku Komiya, Maki Amishima, Mingqiang Xu
  • Patent number: 8588692
    Abstract: An object of the invention is to present service selection to the user immediately when it is made possible to realize a new service with a communication terminal of an associated party. A communication terminal 100 enables the user to use a communication service using a peripheral equipment within a communication range with an associated terminal connected through a network and includes a total control section 104 having a capability information change notification unit for notifying the associated terminal of occurrence of change in the peripheral equipment within the communication range and a service candidate determination unit for determining an available communication service with the associated terminal when change in the peripheral equipment occurs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Kentaro Takei, Sachiko Takeshita, Daisaku Komiya, Maki Amishima, Ming Qiang Xu
  • Patent number: 8275906
    Abstract: A switch instruction is transmitted from a PC terminal to a portable PC terminal; the portable PC terminal transmits a switch connection request to a portable communication terminal on the other end of communication; the portable PC terminal, when it is waiting for a response to the switch connection request and receives a switch connection request from the other end of communication, detects that switching processes are being performed simultaneously; upon detection of the simultaneous switching, a switching session related to either switch connection request is determined to be continued; the portable PC terminal, which received the switch connection request to which the switching session determined to be continued was related, transmits a success response including information on the switching process of the portable PC terminal side; and the PC terminal, which received the switch connection request to which the one to be stopped was related, transmits a failure response.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Maki Amishima, Sachiko Takeshita, Ming qiang Xu, Daisaku Komiya, Kentaro Takei
  • Patent number: 8179958
    Abstract: When a switching target device receives a media output indication from a sender device, a switch connects with contact B, which causes all image data stored in an extended media buffer to be inputted in a decoder, starting from the first frame (which is an I-frame) of the image data. The decoder decodes the image data, starting from the I-frame, and stores a reconstructed image in a reconstructed-image buffer. A reconstructed image required for decoding video picture data outputted from a media buffer is held in the reconstructed-image buffer. Thus, when device switching occurs, the decoder can immediately start decoding regardless of whether video picture data inputted from the media buffer is an intraframe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Daisaku Komiya, Yoshimasa Honda, Sachiko Takeshita