Patents by Inventor Shigeo NAKATSUKA

Shigeo NAKATSUKA 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: 10834315
    Abstract: An imaging apparatus having no synchronization support function by a time code and to cut down a system cost, in synchronizing respective moving images in the case of outputting and displaying moving images input from a plurality of imaging apparatuses through network transmission. A vertical synchronization signal input from a particular imaging apparatus among a plurality of imaging apparatuses is used as a reference to select frame image data items from moving image data input from the plurality of imaging apparatuses, and the selected frame image data items are integrated into a single stream and sent. Even in a case where the plurality of imaging apparatuses captures videos asynchronously, it becomes possible to select, from the respective moving images, frame images with a small imaging timing difference on the basis of the vertical synchronization signal of the particular imaging apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tetsuo Kaneko, Yasuhiro Iizuka, Kazuhiro Uchida, Shigeo Nakatsuka, Masashi Wakatsuki, Shinnosuke Usami
  • Patent number: 10708500
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus, including circuitry configured to transmit a start instruction to a first camera apparatus and a second camera apparatus. The start instruction causes the first camera apparatus to start incrementing a first counter and the second camera apparatus to start incrementing a second counter for a video recording time period. The circuitry receives, from the first camera apparatus, a first recording-start frame identifier that indicates a value of the first counter and a second recording-end frame identifier that indicates the value of the second counter. The circuitry receives, from the second camera apparatus, a first recording-start frame identifier that identifies a value of the second counter and a second recording-end frame identifier that identifies the value of the second counter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tetsuo Kaneko, Yasuhiro Iizuka, Shinnosuke Usami, Kazuhiro Uchida, Shigeo Nakatsuka
  • Patent number: 10694141
    Abstract: A multi-camera system, including a first camera apparatus, and second camera apparatus, and an information processing apparatus. The information processing apparatus includes a communication interface, and processing circuitry that receives a predetermined request from a user while the first camera apparatus captures a first video and the second camera apparatus captures a second video. The processing circuitry, in response to the predetermined request, transmits a first control signal to the first camera apparatus that causes the first camera apparatus to generate a first thumbnail of a frame of the first video, and transmits a second control signal to the second camera apparatus that causes the second camera apparatus to generate a second thumbnail of a frame of the second video. The processing circuitry receives the first thumbnail from the first camera apparatus and the second thumbnail from the second camera apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tetsuo Kaneko, Yasuhiro Iizuka, Kazuhiro Uchida, Shigeo Nakatsuka, Shinnosuke Usami
  • Patent number: 10645258
    Abstract: Focal plane distortion is prevented from standing out in the vicinity of a joint when a plurality of captured images are stitched and synthesized. A plurality of cameras are provided. Each camera includes an image sensor that outputs a signal by a raster scan scheme. Phases of a vertical synchronization signal supplied to the image sensors of the plurality of cameras are respectively shifted according to information of gap amounts of captured images of the respective cameras from a reference position in a vertical direction. Even if there are gaps in the vertical direction between the installed cameras, positional gaps between the installed image sensors due to variations in individual camera main bodies, and the like, there are no lines with largely different capture times in the vicinity of a joint of a synthesized image, and focal plane distortion is prevented from standing out in the vicinity of this joint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tetsuo Kaneko, Kazuhiro Uchida, Shigeo Nakatsuka, Shinnosuke Usami, Yasuhiro Iizuka
  • Publication number: 20200082849
    Abstract: This information processing apparatus includes: displaying video content on a first display region 110 in a display section 240 as a first video, displaying the above-mentioned video content on a second display region 120 in the above-mentioned display section 240 as a second video delayed from the above-mentioned first video by a predetermined time, and setting a first tag inputted by a user into the above-mentioned first video and a second tag inputted by the above-mentioned user into the above-mentioned second video as tags for the above-mentioned video content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2018
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Shigeo NAKATSUKA, Masashi WAKATSUKI, Tetsuo KANEKO
  • Publication number: 20190260929
    Abstract: An object of the present technology is to make it possible to use an inexpensive imaging apparatus having no synchronization support function by a time code or the like, and to cut down a system cost, in synchronizing respective moving images in the case of outputting and displaying moving images input from a plurality of imaging apparatuses through network transmission. A vertical synchronization signal input from a particular imaging apparatus among a plurality of imaging apparatuses that capture moving images is used as a reference to select frame image data items from moving image data input from the plurality of imaging apparatuses, and the selected frame image data items are integrated into a single stream and sent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2017
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Inventors: TETSUO KANEKO, YASUHIRO IIZUKA, KAZUHIRO UCHIDA, SHIGEO NAKATSUKA, MASASHI WAKATSUKI, SHINNOSUKE USAMI
  • Publication number: 20190215420
    Abstract: Focal plane distortion is prevented from standing out in the vicinity of a joint when a plurality of captured images are stitched and synthesized. A plurality of cameras are provided. Each camera includes an image sensor that outputs a signal by a raster scan scheme. Phases of a vertical synchronization signal supplied to the image sensors of the plurality of cameras are respectively shifted according to information of gap amounts of captured images of the respective cameras from a reference position in a vertical direction. Even if there are gaps in the vertical direction between the installed cameras, positional gaps between the installed image sensors due to variations in individual camera main bodies, and the like, there are no lines with largely different capture times in the vicinity of a joint of a synthesized image, and focal plane distortion is prevented from standing out in the vicinity of this joint.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2016
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: TETSUO KANEKO, KAZUHIRO UCHIDA, SHIGEO NAKATSUKA, SHINNOSUKE USAMI, YASUHIRO IIZUKA
  • Publication number: 20190191139
    Abstract: A multi-camera system, including a first camera apparatus, a second camera apparatus, and an information processing apparatus. The information processing apparatus includes a communication interface and processing circuitry. The processing circuitry is configured to receive a predetermined user input and in response to the predetermined user input, send, via the communication interface, a first control signal to the first camera apparatus that captures a first video, and send, via the communication interface, a second control signal to the second camera apparatus that captures a second video. The first control signal causes the first camera apparatus to assign first unique identifiers to frames of the first video captured by the first camera apparatus. The second control signal causes the second camera apparatus to assign second unique identifiers to frames of the second video captured by the second camera apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2017
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tetsuo KANEKO, Yasuhiro IIZUKA, Kazuhiro UCHIDA, Shigeo NAKATSUKA, Shinnosuke USAMI
  • Publication number: 20190043398
    Abstract: A device management apparatus 31 communicates with a plurality of devices to be managed. When an imaging apparatus in which abnormality occurs is detected, or in a case where any imaging apparatus is specified by a user from the imaging apparatuses in which the abnormality occurs, the device management apparatus 31 communicates with the imaging apparatus located within a specific range based on a position of the detected imaging apparatus in which the abnormality occurs or the imaging apparatus in which the abnormality occurs specified by the user, and performs the device specification display using a display unit of the imaging apparatus located within the specific range. By referring to the device specification display, the user may easily specify a desired device, for example, the device in which the abnormality occurs from a plurality of devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2017
    Publication date: February 7, 2019
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shigeo NAKATSUKA, Yasuhiro IIZUKA, Kazuhiro UCHIDA, Tetsuo KANEKO, Shinnosuke USAMI
  • Publication number: 20190020820
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus, including circuitry configured to transmit a start instruction to a first camera apparatus and a second camera apparatus. The start instruction causes the first camera apparatus to start incrementing a first counter and the second camera apparatus to start incrementing a second counter for a video recording time period. The circuitry receives, from the first camera apparatus, a first recording-start frame identifier that indicates a value of the first counter and a second recording-end frame identifier that indicates the value of the second counter. The circuitry receives, from the second camera apparatus, a first recording-start frame identifier that identifies a value of the second counter and a second recording-end frame identifier that identifies the value of the second counter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2017
    Publication date: January 17, 2019
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tetsuo KANEKO, Yasuhiro IIZUKA, Shinnosuke USAMI, Kazuhiro UCHIDA, Shigeo NAKATSUKA
  • Publication number: 20180324383
    Abstract: A multi-camera system, including a first camera apparatus, and second camera apparatus, and an information processing apparatus. The information processing apparatus includes a communication interface, and processing circuitry that receives a predetermined request from a user while the first camera apparatus captures a first video and the second camera apparatus captures a second video. The processing circuitry, in response to the predetermined request, transmits a first control signal to the first camera apparatus that causes the first camera apparatus to generate a first thumbnail of a frame of the first video, and transmits a second control signal to the second camera apparatus that causes the second camera apparatus to generate a second thumbnail of a frame of the second video. The processing circuitry receives the first thumbnail from the first camera apparatus and the second thumbnail from the second camera apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2017
    Publication date: November 8, 2018
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tetsuo KANEKO, Yasuhiro IIZUKA, Kazuhiro UCHIDA, Shigeo NAKATSUKA, Shinnosuke USAMI
  • Publication number: 20180324475
    Abstract: A usage amount of a network bandwidth is kept small such that the network bandwidth is utilized. Data items of images captured by imaging with a plurality of cameras in a manner that adjacent ones of the captured images overlap with each other are stored into a storage unit. Cutting-out-target-region information items for a predetermined number of cameras selected from the plurality of cameras are received from an external device via a network. On the basis of the cutting-out-target-region information items for the predetermined number of cameras, data items of images of cutting-out-target regions are cut out from corresponding ones of the data items of the images captured by the plurality of cameras, the data items of the captured images being stored in the storage unit, and are transmitted to the external device via the network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2016
    Publication date: November 8, 2018
    Inventors: SHINNOSUKE USAMI, TETSUO KANEKO, YASUHIRO IIZUKA, KAZUHIRO UCHIDA, SHIGEO NAKATSUKA