Patents by Inventor Seigo Kaneko

Seigo Kaneko 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: 20220394224
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a capturing unit configured to capture an image of an object, an exposure control unit configured to control an exposure condition including an exposure time or an analog gain for each of a plurality of pixels or pixel groups on a surface of the capturing unit, a determination unit configured to determine one or more evaluation areas including an achromatic color area from the captured image, a calculation unit configured to calculate a first evaluation value for each of the plurality of pixels or pixel groups in the evaluation area, and calculate a second evaluation value based on the first evaluation value weighted based on the exposure condition for each of the plurality of pixels or pixel groups, a correction unit configured to correct the image based on the second evaluation value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2022
    Publication date: December 8, 2022
    Inventors: Yuya Fujiwara, Seigo Kaneko
  • Publication number: 20220329739
    Abstract: An apparatus includes an acquisition unit configured to acquire distance information indicating a distance to an object included in a divided area obtained by dividing an image capturing area, a calculation unit configured to calculate a distance distribution on the object included in the divided area based on a position of the divided area and the distance information, and a determination unit configured to determine a settable range of exposure conditions for the divided area based on the calculated distance distribution.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2022
    Publication date: October 13, 2022
    Inventor: Seigo Kaneko
  • Publication number: 20220329719
    Abstract: An apparatus includes an acquisition unit configured to acquire distance information indicating a distance to an object included in each of divided areas of an imaging area, a creation unit configured to create a combined area that is obtained by combining divided areas based on the acquired distance information and positions of the divided areas in the imaging area, and a decision unit configured to decide an exposure condition of the created combined area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2022
    Publication date: October 13, 2022
    Inventor: Seigo Kaneko
  • Publication number: 20220311982
    Abstract: An image capturing apparatus includes an image sensor configured to change an exposure condition for each of a plurality of exposure areas, each of the exposure areas including a single pixel or a plurality of pixels, and an image processing unit configured to perform steps of digital signal processing on a signal of a captured image includes generating a plurality of coupled areas in which the exposure areas are coupled based on a first threshold of the exposure condition, calculating a development parameter for each of the coupled areas, and applying the development parameter to the image processing unit for each of the exposure areas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2022
    Publication date: September 29, 2022
    Inventor: Seigo Kaneko
  • Patent number: 11457155
    Abstract: There is provided with an image processing apparatus. An acquisition unit acquires a first image captured with visible light and a second image captured with non-visible light. A correction unit corrects luminance of the second image so as to bring luminance distribution of the second image close to luminance distribution of the first image. A generation unit combines the second image whose luminance is corrected by the correction unit and chromaticity information of the first image to generate a composite image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Seigo Kaneko
  • Patent number: 11243375
    Abstract: An imaging apparatus according to the present invention includes a lens unit including an image sensor, and configured to be rotatable about a tilt rotation axis, a rotating unit configured to be rotatable about a pan rotation axis, a non-rotating unit to which the rotating unit is rotatably attached, and a flexible printed circuit configured to connect the lens unit with the non-rotating unit. The flexible printed circuit includes an arc-shaped first portion coaxial with the pan rotation axis in a plane perpendicular to the pan rotation axis, and an arc-shaped second portion coaxial with the tilt rotation axis in a plane perpendicular to the tilt rotation axis. The first portion is bent around an axis orthogonal to the pan rotation axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Daisuke Sasaki, Yujiro Idaka, Seigo Kaneko
  • Publication number: 20210044736
    Abstract: There is provided with an image processing apparatus. An acquisition unit acquires a first image captured with visible light and a second image captured with non-visible light. A correction unit corrects luminance of the second image so as to bring luminance distribution of the second image close to luminance distribution of the first image. A generation unit combines the second image whose luminance is corrected by the correction unit and chromaticity information of the first image to generate a composite image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2020
    Publication date: February 11, 2021
    Inventor: Seigo Kaneko
  • Publication number: 20180120531
    Abstract: An imaging apparatus according to the present invention includes a lens unit including an image sensor, and configured to be rotatable about a tilt rotation axis, a rotating unit configured to be rotatable about a pan rotation axis, a non-rotating unit to which the rotating unit is rotatably attached, and a flexible printed circuit configured to connect the lens unit with the non-rotating unit. The flexible printed circuit includes an arc-shaped first portion coaxial with the pan rotation axis in a plane perpendicular to the pan rotation axis, and an arc-shaped second portion coaxial with the tilt rotation axis in a plane perpendicular to the tilt rotation axis. The first portion is bent around an axis orthogonal to the pan rotation axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Publication date: May 3, 2018
    Inventors: Daisuke Sasaki, Yujiro Idaka, Seigo Kaneko