Patents by Inventor Seiya Ohta

Seiya Ohta 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: 20210289119
    Abstract: There is provided with an information processing apparatus. An acquisition unit acquires a captured image. A human body detection unit detects a human body area from the image. A first exposure determination unit determines exposure based on luminance of the human body area detected by the human body detection unit. A face detection unit detects a face area from an image captured at the exposure determined by the first exposure determination unit. A second exposure determination unit determines exposure based on luminance of the face area detected by the face detection unit and to maintain the exposure until a predetermined condition is satisfied.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2021
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Inventors: Toshiyuki Dobashi, Keiichi Yamamoto, Seiya Ohta, Shunsuke Chino
  • Patent number: 10551535
    Abstract: An image pickup apparatus that is capable of preventing degradation of quality of an image obtained. An insertion-extraction unit inserts and extracts a filter of which transmittance for infrared light is higher than the transmittance for visible light. A computation unit computes an object distance between the image pickup apparatus and an object. An evaluation unit evaluates an image quality based on at least a sharpness in an image including a picked up object image. A control unit controls the insertion-extraction unit so as to insert or extract the filter based on at least one of the image quality and the object distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shunsuke Chino, Minoru Haga, Seiya Ohta
  • Patent number: 10477094
    Abstract: An image capturing apparatus includes an image capturing unit configured to capture an image focused on a light receiving surface, a gain unit configured to multiply a gain to an image signal output from the image capturing unit and be able to electronically change brightness of an image that the image signal represents, and a focus signal generating unit configured to extract a signal in a frequency band from the image signal output from the gain unit and generate a focus signal from the extracted signal. The focus signal generating unit changes the frequency band for the signal to be used in generating the focus signal in accordance with the magnitude of the gain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Naoki Maruyama, Seiya Ohta, Ryo Kawasaki
  • Publication number: 20170289438
    Abstract: An image capturing apparatus includes an image capturing unit configured to capture an image focused on a light receiving surface, a gain unit configured to multiply a gain to an image signal output from the image capturing unit and be able to electronically change brightness of an image that the image signal represents, and a focus signal generating unit configured to extract a signal in a frequency band from the image signal output from the gain unit and generate a focus signal from the extracted signal. The focus signal generating unit changes the frequency band for the signal to be used in generating the focus signal in accordance with the magnitude of the gain.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2017
    Publication date: October 5, 2017
    Inventors: Naoki Maruyama, Seiya Ohta, Ryo Kawasaki
  • Publication number: 20160366325
    Abstract: An image pickup apparatus that is capable of preventing degradation of quality of an image obtained. An insertion-extraction unit inserts and extracts a filter of which transmittance for infrared light is higher than the transmittance for visible light. A computation unit computes an object distance between the image pickup apparatus and an object. An evaluation unit evaluates an image quality based on at least a sharpness in an image including a picked up object image. A control unit controls the insertion-extraction unit so as to insert or extract the filter based on at least one of the image quality and the object distance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2016
    Publication date: December 15, 2016
    Inventors: Shunsuke Chino, Minoru Haga, Seiya Ohta
  • Patent number: 9447911
    Abstract: An adjustable frame assembly for filter modules includes a lower base arrangement, an upper base arrangement, and an adjustable frame structure connected between the lower and upper base arrangements. Both the lower and upper base arrangements include mounts for positioning and supporting the filter modules. At least one of the base arrangements includes a piping system for supplying fluid to and/or receiving fluid from the filter modules. The adjustable frame structure is moveable between a first position, in which the lower and upper base arrangements are spaced a smaller first distance apart, and a second position, in which the lower and upper base arrangements are spaced a larger second distance apart. Filter modules may be mounted to the adjustable frame assembly when the adjustable frame structure is in the second position to form a filter apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: Pall Corporation
    Inventors: Seiya Ohta, Scott W. Osiecki, Todd B. Abernethy
  • Patent number: 9341304
    Abstract: A modular filtration frame assembly is provided for holding components of a pipe system and filtration system. The modular frame assembly comprises a skid formed by a base and a central spine. The base has at least two legs and at least one lateral support disposed between the two legs, and the central spine has two uprights and at least one cross bar disposed between the two uprights. A component support member is attached to the central spine for supporting components of the pipe system. In the modular frame assembly, the base, central spine and component supports can be formed by selecting from predetermined and presized components in response to the design and size of the pipe system and filtration system. The component support member holds predetermined components of the pipe and filtration system having a predetermined centerline at the same vertical distance from the cross bar, thereby maintaining the same centerline for all pipe system components supported by the skid regardless of component diameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: Pall Corporation
    Inventors: Scott W. Osiecki, David A. Furth, Mark A. Ferguson, Jonathan A. Fitch, Michael Fox, Seiya Ohta, Todd B. Abernethy
  • Patent number: 9224766
    Abstract: An image pickup apparatus which is capable of suppressing changes in luminance during motion with high shutter speed while minimizing image degradation. An image pickup device accumulates electric charge corresponding to an amount of light incident thereon. An amplification unit amplifies a signal obtained as a result of accumulating electric charge in the image pickup apparatus. A control unit controls an electric charge accumulation time period in the image pickup device. An adjustment unit adjusts an amplification factor for the amplification unit. In a case where the control unit changes the electric charge accumulation time period while the image pickup device is repeatedly accumulating electric charge, the adjustment unit adjusts an amplification factor in accordance with the amount of change in the electric charge accumulation time period, and after adjustment, the adjustment unit brings the adjusted amplification factor close to an amplification factor before adjustment in steps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takamichi Nakata, Seiya Ohta
  • Publication number: 20150252935
    Abstract: A modular filtration frame assembly is provided for holding components of a pipe system and filtration system. The modular frame assembly comprises a skid formed by a base and a central spine. The base has at least two legs and at least one lateral support disposed between the two legs, and the central spine has two uprights and at least one cross bar disposed between the two uprights. A component support member is attached to the central spine for supporting components of the pipe system. In the modular frame assembly, the base, central spine and component supports can be formed by selecting from predetermined and presized components in response to the design and size of the pipe system and filtration system. The component support member holds predetermined components of the pipe and filtration system having a predetermined centerline at the same vertical distance from the cross bar, thereby maintaining the same centerline for all pipe system components supported by the skid regardless of component diameter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2014
    Publication date: September 10, 2015
    Applicant: Pall Corporation
    Inventors: Scott W. OSIECKI, David A. FURTH, Mark A. FERGUSON, Jonathan A. FITCH, Michael FOX, Seiya OHTA, Todd B. ABERNETHY
  • Publication number: 20150252934
    Abstract: An adjustable frame assembly for filter modules includes a lower base arrangement, an upper base arrangement, and an adjustable frame structure connected between the lower and upper base arrangements. Both the lower and upper base arrangements include mounts for positioning and supporting the filter modules. At least one of the base arrangements includes a piping system for supplying fluid to and/or receiving fluid from the filter modules. The adjustable frame structure is moveable between a first position, in which the lower and upper base arrangements are spaced a smaller first distance apart, and a second position, in which the lower and upper base arrangements are spaced a larger second distance apart. Filter modules may be mounted to the adjustable frame assembly when the adjustable frame structure is in the second position to form a filter apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2014
    Publication date: September 10, 2015
    Applicant: Pall Corporation
    Inventors: Seiya OHTA, Scott W. Osiecki, Todd B. Abernethy
  • Publication number: 20150256574
    Abstract: Embodiments provide a shared space for communicating information. In an embodiment a number of users associated with a computing environment can use a shared space to communicate information with one another. Each computing device of the computing environment can include a shared space application. The shared space application includes a number of interactive tools that can be used to persist various communications between associated computing devices of a computing environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2015
    Publication date: September 10, 2015
    Applicant: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Russell Sanchez, Christian Colando, Seiya Ohta
  • Patent number: 9071615
    Abstract: Embodiments provide a shared space for communicating information. In an embodiment a number of users associated with a computing environment can use a shared space to communicate information with one another. Each computing device of the computing environment can include a shared space application. The shared space application includes a number of interactive tools that can be used to persist various communications between associated computing devices of a computing environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Russell Sanchez, Christian Colando, Seiya Ohta
  • Patent number: 8878948
    Abstract: A vibration correcting device includes a vibration detecting unit, a vibration correcting unit, a storage unit, and a controlling unit. The vibration detecting unit is configured to detect vibration of an image pickup apparatus. The vibration correcting unit is configured to correct blur of an image caused by the vibration. A storage unit is configured to store correction information used for correcting the blur at a predetermined frequency. The controlling unit is configured to, on the basis of the correction information, send a control signal to the vibration correcting unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Seiya Ohta
  • Patent number: 8335562
    Abstract: A defibrillator system is disclosed including an operational state input, a user-operated information request input, and a user guidance output. The defibrillator system can be implemented as an AED, a manual defibrillator, or as a defibrillator trainer. The defibrillator system further utilizes the state and request inputs to determine a context-sensitive rescue information which is provided to the output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.
    Inventors: Kim Hansen, Kurt Fischer, James A. Froman, Seiya Ohta
  • Patent number: 8248518
    Abstract: An optical apparatus is disclosed which achieves high focusing accuracy and favorable responsiveness in AF control. The apparatus includes a signal generator which extracts signals in a plurality of frequency bands from an output from an image-pickup part and generates focus signals from the extracted signals, and a controller which performs focus control such that the focus signal approaches the highest value. The controller uses a first focus signal and a second focus signal in the focus control. The second focus signal is a synthesis signal formed by synthesizing a focus signal in a relatively high or the highest frequency band of the plurality of frequency bands and a focus signal in another frequency band and contains a component of the focus signal in the relatively high or highest frequency band at a higher ratio as compared with the first focus signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Seiya Ohta
  • Publication number: 20100302434
    Abstract: An optical apparatus is disclosed which achieves high focusing accuracy and favorable responsiveness in AF control. The apparatus includes a signal generator which extracts signals in a plurality of frequency bands from an output from an image-pickup part and generates focus signals from the extracted signals, and a controller which performs focus control such that the focus signal approaches the highest value. The controller uses a first focus signal and a second focus signal in the focus control. The second focus signal is a synthesis signal formed by synthesizing a focus signal in a relatively high or the highest frequency band of the plurality of frequency bands and a focus signal in another frequency band and contains a component of the focus signal in the relatively high or highest frequency band at a higher ratio as compared with the first focus signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2010
    Publication date: December 2, 2010
    Applicant: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Seiya Ohta
  • Patent number: 7812880
    Abstract: An optical apparatus is disclosed which achieves high focusing accuracy and favorable responsiveness in AF control. The apparatus includes a signal generator which extracts signals in a plurality of frequency bands from an output from an image-pickup part and generates focus signals from the extracted signals, and a controller which performs focus control such that the focus signal approaches the highest value. The controller uses a first focus signal and a second focus signal in the focus control. The second focus signal is a synthesis signal formed by synthesizing a focus signal in a relatively high or the highest frequency band of the plurality of frequency bands and a focus signal in another frequency band and contains a component of the focus signal in the relatively high or highest frequency band at a higher ratio as compared with the first focus signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2010
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Seiya Ohta
  • Publication number: 20100188534
    Abstract: The object of this invention is to attain accurate control by correcting any deviation of a cam locus due to manufacturing errors and the like upon controlling a zoom lens and focus lens along a theoretical cam locus. To attain this object, a differential locus between the theoretical cam locus (stored cam locus) and a true cam locus due to an error obtained by a measurement is obtained, and is stored as cam correction data. The lens control is made while correcting the theoretical cam locus by the correction data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2010
    Publication date: July 29, 2010
    Applicant: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Seiya Ohta
  • Publication number: 20100153857
    Abstract: Embodiments provide a shared space for communicating information. In an embodiment a number of users associated with a computing environment can use a shared space to communicate information with one another. Each computing device of the computing environment can include a shared space application. The shared space application includes a number of interactive tools that can be used to persist various communications between associated computing devices of a computing environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2010
    Publication date: June 17, 2010
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Russell Sanchez, Christian Colando, Seiya Ohta
  • Patent number: 7710491
    Abstract: The object of this invention is to attain accurate control by correcting any deviation of a cam locus due to manufacturing errors and the like upon controlling a zoom lens and focus lens along a theoretical cam locus. To attain this object, a differential locus between the theoretical cam locus (stored cam locus) and a true cam locus due to an error obtained by a measurement is obtained, and is stored as cam correction data. The lens control is made while correcting the theoretical cam locus by the correction data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2010
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Seiya Ohta