Patents by Inventor Sensaburo Nakamura

Sensaburo Nakamura 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: 20190253640
    Abstract: To improve user operability. Provided is a Next change operating section that receives a changing operation on each item in a Next control data set being in a control state of a Next-use M/E of a switcher (vision mixer). When a changing operation is received in the Next change operating section, that is, when there is a changing operation, a control section changes contents of the Next control data set, and in accordance with the changed contents of the Next control data set, sends a control signal concerning the Next-use M/E to the switcher. A user can simply and easily change the contents of the Next control data set by operating the Next change operating section, and operability can be improved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2017
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Inventors: SENSABURO NAKAMURA, HIDEHITO YAKUSHIJI, NORIMASA OZAKI, TAKAFUMI ITO, NAOMI EGASHIRA
  • Patent number: 10362266
    Abstract: This apparatus includes: a video input unit that inputs a first video signal captured at a first frame resolution by a camera, to which a time data item of each frame has been added; a video storage unit that stores the first video data item of each frame of the first video signal in association with the time data item; a position information input unit that receives a position information item of a particular moving object included in the first video signal as a part of a subject; a position information storage unit that stores the received position information item in association with a time; and a controller that reads, from the position information storage unit, the one or more position information items for each particular time interval, calculates a cut region including one or more positions respectively indicated by these information items, cuts the video data item of the cut region from the first video data item of the time interval, and generates the second video data item having the second frame res
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hideki Arai, Sensaburo Nakamura, Atsushi Nakayama, Tsutomu Miyauchi
  • Publication number: 20190146570
    Abstract: To perform power error display satisfactorily in a plurality of modules to which power is supplied with a PoE technology. [Solution] A plurality of modules containing a computer that has a network interface to which power is supplied with PoE are included. The plurality of modules are connected to a network. A first module that receives a response indicating that requested power is not able to be supplied from the network performs a process of displaying an abnormality. For example, the first module notifies a second module of the abnormality via the network. The second module controls display of the abnormality when the second module is notified of the abnormality.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2017
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Inventors: SENSABURO NAKAMURA, SHUNTA ECHIGOYA
  • Patent number: 10237453
    Abstract: There is provided a video processing apparatus that includes a network interface, first and second video buffering sections, a video supply section, a video control section, and a command issue section. The two video buffering sections are configured to receive and store video data coming in packets over a network via the network interface. The video supply section is configured to supply a video signal to a video signal line, the video signal being a selected output from one of the first and second video buffering sections. The video control section is configured to execute control over the other components. The command issue section is configured to send a bus input change command to the video control section as an instruction for video data selection for supply to the video signal line, the bus input change command including information about identifying a video data supply source connected over the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Sensaburo Nakamura
  • Patent number: 10223823
    Abstract: Provided is an image processing apparatus including: an image selection unit selectively extracting one image data from a plurality of input image data; an image generation unit generating a computer graphics image based on computer graphics description data; a surface designation unit designating a surface of a predetermined polygon using surfaces of polygons among the computer graphics description data as a selection; and an image mapping unit texture-mapping an image according to the image data extracted by the image selection unit onto the surface of the polygon designated by the surface designation unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Sensaburo Nakamura, Norimasa Ozaki, Takeo Ugai, Toshimasa Kakihara
  • Publication number: 20180316874
    Abstract: To provide a user with an effect switcher having improved usability. The effect switcher includes an output terminal that outputs a plurality of first video signals to be transmitted to a multi-view processor, as an optical multiplex signal. For example, the effect switcher further includes: an output terminal that outputs a single second video signal to be transmitted to the multi-view processor; and an information insertion unit that inserts, into the optical multiplex signal, information for designating a display region of an image based on the single second video signal on a screen on which an image based on each of the first video signals is displayed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2016
    Publication date: November 1, 2018
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Sensaburo NAKAMURA, Norimasa OZAKI, Takahiro HIRABAYASHI, Tetsuya KIKUKAWA, Mitsuru MURAKAMI, Koichi ICHIKAWA
  • Publication number: 20180035076
    Abstract: This apparatus includes: a video input unit that inputs a first video signal captured at a first frame resolution by a camera, to which a time data item of each frame has been added; a video storage unit that stores the first video data item of each frame of the first video signal in association with the time data item; a position information input unit that receives a position information item of a particular moving object included in the first video signal as a part of a subject; a position information storage unit that stores the received position information item in association with a time; and a controller that reads, from the position information storage unit, the one or more position information items for each particular time interval, calculates a cut region including one or more positions respectively indicated by these information items, cuts the video data item of the cut region from the first video data item of the time interval, and generates the second video data item having the second frame res
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2016
    Publication date: February 1, 2018
    Inventors: HIDEKI ARAI, SENSABURO NAKAMURA, ATSUSHI NAKAYAMA, TSUTOMU MIYAUCHI
  • Patent number: 9449361
    Abstract: There is provided an image processing apparatus including a graphics processing unit, a first computer that controls the graphics processing unit, an intermediate image storage unit that stores image data generated by the graphics processing unit, an image input unit that inputs a plurality of image data, an image switching unit that outputs a plurality of any image data among the plurality of image data input to the image input unit, an image combining unit that combines image data using the image data output from the image switching unit and the image data stored in the intermediate image storage unit, an image output unit that outputs the image data combined by the image combing unit, a second computer that controls the image switching unit and the image combining unit, and a connecting unit that connects the first computer and the second computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Sensaburo Nakamura, Tetsuro Nakata, Toru Iwama, Tomohisa Shiga, Masaki Nishikawa, Katsuakira Moriwake
  • Publication number: 20160019710
    Abstract: Provided is an image processing apparatus including: an image selection unit selectively extracting one image data from a plurality of input image data; an image generation unit generating a computer graphics image based on computer graphics description data; a surface designation unit designating a surface of a predetermined polygon using surfaces of polygons among the computer graphics description data as a selection; and an image mapping unit texture-mapping an image according to the image data extracted by the image selection unit onto the surface of the polygon designated by the surface designation unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Publication date: January 21, 2016
    Inventors: SENSABURO NAKAMURA, NORIMASA OZAKI, TAKEO UGAI, TOSHIMASA KAKIHARA
  • Patent number: 9165395
    Abstract: Provided is an image processing apparatus including: an image selection unit selectively extracting one image data from a plurality of input image data; an image generation unit generating a computer graphics image based on computer graphics description data; a surface designation unit designating a surface of a predetermined polygon using surfaces of polygons among the computer graphics description data as a selection; and an image mapping unit texture-mapping an image according to the image data extracted by the image selection unit onto the surface of the polygon designated by the surface designation unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Sensaburo Nakamura, Norimasa Ozaki, Takeo Ugai, Toshimasa Kakihara
  • Patent number: 9117486
    Abstract: There is provided an image output apparatus including an image output unit capable of playing in a unit finer than a frame/field unit on a time axis, and a control unit that determines a play amount by performing a predetermined operation on an operation input amount, advances a time indicating a position on the time axis in accordance with the determined play amount, and instructs the image output unit to output an image at the advanced time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Sensaburo Nakamura, Takeo Ugai
  • Publication number: 20150116595
    Abstract: There is provided a video processing apparatus that includes a network interface, first and second video buffering sections, a video supply section, a video control section, and a command issue section. The two video buffering sections are configured to receive and store video data coming in packets over a network via the network interface. The video supply section is configured to supply a video signal to a video signal line, the video signal being a selected output from one of the first and second video buffering sections. The video control section is configured to execute control over the other components. The command issue section is configured to send a bus input change command to the video control section as an instruction for video data selection for supply to the video signal line, the bus input change command including information about identifying a video data supply source connected over the network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Sensaburo NAKAMURA
  • Patent number: 9001139
    Abstract: An image processing device includes an image generation mechanism configured to generate computer graphics images based on computer graphics description data, an image mapping mechanism configured to designate an object or a part of the object of computer graphics drawn by the image generation mechanism as a texture map target, and to texture map texture map images to a surface of the texture map target, and a superimposition mechanism configured to superimpose superimposition images at a position corresponding to the texture map target of the computer graphics images where the texture map has been performed in the image mapping mechanism, based on position information for the texture map target of the computer graphic image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Sensaburo Nakamura, Norimasa Ozaki, Takeo Ugai, Toshimasa Kakihara
  • Patent number: 8907967
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes: a working storage section in which computer graphics description data of a storage format in which a computer graphics material can be edited are developed so as to be used for production of an image; an updating controlling section adapted to control a writing operation into part of the working storage section in accordance with derivative information representative of information which describes control for the stored contents of the working storage section; and an image production section adapted to produce a computer graphics image based on the stored contents of the working storage section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Sensaburo Nakamura
  • Patent number: 8887098
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a generating apparatus including a display controller configured, on the basis of computer graphics description data for use in creating a computer graphics virtual space necessary for generating a computer graphics image, to display a plurality of element descriptors representative of a plurality of elements arranged in the computer graphics virtual space; and a specification information generator configured to generate specification information for specifying a parameter for defining an element corresponding to an element descriptor by a selecting operation by a user from among the displayed plurality of element descriptors as a parameter subject to adjustment that is adjusted by an adjusting operation by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Sensaburo Nakamura, Norimasa Ozaki, Takeo Ugai, Toshimasa Kakihara
  • Patent number: 8743127
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an information processing apparatus configured to edit video, including: a computer graphics image generation block configured to execute realtime rendering of a computer graphics animation by use of a timeline time with a fraction permitted for a seconds value that is a minimum unit as a parameter indicative of a temporal position of the computer graphics animation; an operation input block configured to enter a user operation for specifying progression of the computer graphics animation; and a control block configured to control the computer graphics image generation block in response to the user operation entered through the operation input block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Sensaburo Nakamura
  • Publication number: 20140146056
    Abstract: There is provided an image processing apparatus including a graphics processing unit, a first computer that controls the graphics processing unit, an intermediate image storage unit that stores image data generated by the graphics processing unit, an image input unit that inputs a plurality of image data, an image switching unit that outputs a plurality of any image data among the plurality of image data input to the image input unit, an image combining unit that combines image data using the image data output from the image switching unit and the image data stored in the intermediate image storage unit, an image output unit that outputs the image data combined by the image combing unit, a second computer that controls the image switching unit and the image combining unit, and a connecting unit that connects the first computer and the second computer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2013
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Sensaburo NAKAMURA, Tetsuro Nakata, Toru IWama, Tomohisa Shiga, Masaki Nishikawa, Katsuakira Moriwake
  • Patent number: 8726332
    Abstract: A broadcast programming delivery apparatus includes: a broadcast programming delivery control unit that controls broadcast programming delivery based on a broadcast programming delivery program formed of a plurality of items; and a switcher being controlled by the control unit, and a plurality of output channels of a material server having the plurality of output channels for outputting a video material being connected to predetermined input lines of the switcher, wherein the items include control data of the switcher having information for specifying a video material of the material server, and the control unit receives, from the material server, channel material information indicating a video material outputted from each of the output channels, and allows an input bus of the switcher necessary to take an input of a video material to select one of the input lines corresponding to the output channel from which the corresponding video material is outputted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Hideki Maegawa, Sensaburo Nakamura
  • Patent number: 8698830
    Abstract: Provided is an image processing apparatus which includes an image selection unit selecting one image data from a plurality of input image data, an image generation unit generating a computer graphics image based on computer graphics description data, an image mapping unit determining an object or a portion of the object of computer graphics drawn by the image generation unit as the target of texture mapping and texture-mapping an image according to the image data selected by the image selection unit onto a surface of the target of texture mapping, and an image selection control unit controlling the image data selection by the image selection unit according to an attribute given to the target of texture mapping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Sensaburo Nakamura, Norimasa Ozaki, Takeo Ugai, Toshimasa Kakihara
  • Publication number: 20140092128
    Abstract: There is provided an image processing apparatus including an image generating unit that generates an image by performing image combining by computer graphics, on the basis of complex data to be description data of a virtual space by the computer graphics and having a plurality of static statuses of the virtual space, a video output unit that outputs the generated image as a video signal, and a control unit that causes the image generating unit to perform the image combining while performing transition according to a progress rate from a first static status to a second static status, on the basis of an instruction of transition from the first static status to the second static status in the complex data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2013
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Sensaburo NAKAMURA