Patents by Inventor Shigeru KAFUKU

Shigeru KAFUKU 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: 20190164529
    Abstract: For example, provided is an information processing device with which the entire performance can be felt really visually. The information processing device TB according to the present invention includes a processor performing a reception process of receiving input of performance information including pitch information, a first image output process of outputting a first image according to the received performance information, a performance determination process of determining at least any of tonality, a chord type, and a pitch name on the basis of the received performance information, and second image output process of outputting a second image according to a result determined in the performance determination process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2018
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shigeru KAFUKU, Nobuyuki MOCHINAGA, Atsushi SHIBUTANI, Toshihiko OTSUKA, Atsushi INOSHITA, Hiroko OKUDA, Takashi UMEMURA
  • Patent number: 9799116
    Abstract: A drawing apparatus includes a mounting section where an object having a nail is mounted, and an inclination detection unit that detects a degree of an inclination of the nail in a width direction of the nail with respect to a reference state of the nail based on a shape of at least one target image along the width direction of the object, the target image being formed on the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shigeru Kafuku
  • Patent number: 9600735
    Abstract: An image processing device is provided with an acquiring unit configured to acquire a face image and, a control unit configured to specify a face direction in the face image acquired by the acquiring unit and add, based on the specified face direction, a picture expressing a contour of a face component to the face image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kouichi Nakagome, Shigeru Kafuku
  • Publication number: 20160270506
    Abstract: A drawing apparatus includes a mounting section where an object having a nail is mounted, and an inclination detection unit that detects a degree of an inclination of the nail in a width direction of the nail with respect to a reference state of the nail based on a shape of at least one target image along the width direction of the object, the target image being formed on the object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2016
    Publication date: September 22, 2016
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shigeru KAFUKU
  • Patent number: 9437026
    Abstract: An image creating device includes: an acquiring unit, a component creation unit, an extraction unit, a specifying unit, and an image creation unit. The acquiring unit acquires an image. The component creation unit creates a face component image related to main components of a face included in the image acquired by the acquiring unit. The extraction unit extracts feature information from the face included in the image acquired by the acquiring unit. The specifying unit specifies a hair style image, which corresponds to the feature information extracted by the extraction unit, from hair style images which show outlines of hair and are associated with feature information of faces, the feature information being recorded in a recording section. The image creation unit creates a portrait image by using the hair style image specified by the specifying unit and the face component image created by the component creation unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shigeru Kafuku, Keisuke Shimada, Hirokiyo Kasahara, Hiroyasu Koshimizu, Takuma Funahashi, Naoya Tokuda
  • Publication number: 20150269423
    Abstract: An image processing device is provided with an acquiring unit configured to acquire a face image and, a control unit configured to specify a face direction in the face image acquired by the acquiring unit and add, based on the specified face direction, a picture expressing a contour of a face component to the face image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2015
    Publication date: September 24, 2015
    Inventors: Kouichi Nakagome, Shigeru Kafuku
  • Patent number: 9135687
    Abstract: Disclosed is a threshold setting apparatus including a creating unit which creates a plurality of images of tones by performing a tone conversion process on an original image including a subject by using a plurality of temporary thresholds which are different from each other, a subject detection unit which detects the subject in each of the plurality of images of tones which are created by the creating unit, an evaluation value calculating unit which calculates evaluation values relating to likeness to the subject from the plurality of subjects detected by the subject detection unit and associates the evaluation values with the temporary thresholds, and a setting unit which sets a threshold suited for the tone conversion of the original image based on the plurality of evaluation values calculated by the evaluation value calculating unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shigeru Kafuku, Keisuke Shimada
  • Patent number: 9135726
    Abstract: An image generation apparatus includes: an extracting section to extract characteristic information of a hair region in a face image; an image specifying section to specify a hairstyle image on the basis of the characteristic information extracted by the extracting section; and a first generating section to generate a portrait image of a face in the face image by using the hairstyle image specified by the image specifying section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shigeru Kafuku
  • Patent number: 9092659
    Abstract: A subject determination apparatus includes: an image obtaining unit, first and second similarity degree determination units, an information obtaining unit, and a subject determination unit. The second similarity degree determination unit determines whether a similarity degree between a reference image and an image of a candidate region of a specific subject image in one of frame images sequentially obtained by the image obtaining unit is equal to or more than a second threshold value smaller than a first threshold value if the similarity degree is determined by the first similarity degree determination unit to be less than the first threshold value. The information obtaining unit obtains information indicating a similarity degree between the reference image and an image of a region corresponding to the candidate region in another frame image obtained a predetermined number of frames before the one frame image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Keisuke Shimada, Shigeru Kafuku, Masaaki Sasaki
  • Patent number: 8971636
    Abstract: Disclosed is an image creating device including a first obtaining unit which obtains an image including a face, a first extraction unit which extracts a face component image relating to main components of the face in the image and a direction of the face, a second obtaining unit which obtains a face contour image associated to the face in the image and a second extraction unit which extracts a direction of a face contour in the face contour image. The image creating device further includes a converting unit which converts at least one of the face component image and the face contour image based on the both directions of the face and the face contour and a creating unit which creates a portrait image by using at least one of the face component image and the face contour image being converted by the converting unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Casio Computer Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Keisuke Shimada, Shigeru Kafuku, Hirokiyo Kasahara
  • Patent number: 8958634
    Abstract: The image acquisition unit 41 acquires an image including an object. By comparing information related to the shape of a relevant natural object that is included as the object in the target image acquired by the image acquisition unit 41, and information related to respective shapes of a plurality of types prepared in advance, at least one flower type for the natural object in question is selected. The secondary selection unit 43 then selects data of a representative image from among data of a plurality of images of different color, of the same flower type as prepared in advance, for each of at least one flower type selected by the primary selection unit 42, based on information related to color of the relevant natural object included as the object in the image acquired by the image acquisition unit 41.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Casio Computer Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kouichi Nakagome, Shigeru Kafuku, Kazuhisa Matsunaga, Michihiro Nihei
  • Publication number: 20140233858
    Abstract: Disclosed is an image creating device including an extraction section which extracts a plurality of feature parts of a face in an image and a creating section which creates a portrait image of the face on a basis of the feature parts extracted by the extraction section. The device further includes a specifying section which specifies, among the plurality of feature parts extracted by the extraction section, a feature part to be used as a feature in the portrait image by setting any one of a usage of the portrait image created by the creating section, a characteristic of the face and a relation between a person corresponding to the face and a user as a reference and a creation control section which control creation of the portrait image by the creating section on a basis of the feature part specified by the specifying section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2014
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ryohei YAMAMOTO, Shigeru KAFUKU, Keisuke SHIMADA, Hirokiyo KASAHARA, Masaaki SASAKI
  • Publication number: 20140133777
    Abstract: Disclosed is a threshold setting apparatus including a creating unit which creates a plurality of images of tones by performing a tone conversion process on an original image including a subject by using a plurality of temporary thresholds which are different from each other, a subject detection unit which detects the subject in each of the plurality of images of tones which are created by the creating unit, an evaluation value calculating unit which calculates evaluation values relating to likeness to the subject from the plurality of subjects detected by the subject detection unit and associates the evaluation values with the temporary thresholds, and a setting unit which sets a threshold suited for the tone conversion of the original image based on the plurality of evaluation values calculated by the evaluation value calculating unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2013
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shigeru KAFUKU, Keisuke SHIMADA
  • Publication number: 20140064617
    Abstract: An image generation apparatus includes: an extracting section to extract characteristic information of a hair region in a face image; an image specifying section to specify a hairstyle image on the basis of the characteristic information extracted by the extracting section; and a first generating section to generate a portrait image of a face in the face image by using the hairstyle image specified by the image specifying section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2013
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shigeru KAFUKU
  • Publication number: 20130343656
    Abstract: Disclosed is an image creating device including a first obtaining unit which obtains an image including a face, a first extraction unit which extracts a face component image relating to main components of the face in the image and a direction of the face, a second obtaining unit which obtains a face contour image associated to the face in the image and a second extraction unit which extracts a direction of a face contour in the face contour image. The image creating device further includes a converting unit which converts at least one of the face component image and the face contour image based on the both directions of the face and the face contour and a creating unit which creates a portrait image by using at least one of the face component image and the face contour image being converted by the converting unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2013
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Inventors: Keisuke SHIMADA, Shigeru KAFUKU, Hirokiyo KASAHARA
  • Publication number: 20130251267
    Abstract: An image creating device includes: an acquiring unit, a component creation unit, an extraction unit, a specifying unit, and an image creation unit. The acquiring unit acquires an image. The component creation unit creates a face component image related to main components of a face included in the image acquired by the acquiring unit. The extraction unit extracts feature information from the face included in the image acquired by the acquiring unit. The specifying unit specifies a hair style image, which corresponds to the feature information extracted by the extraction unit, from hair style images which show outlines of hair and are associated with feature information of faces, the feature information being recorded in a recording section. The image creation unit creates a portrait image by using the hair style image specified by the specifying unit and the face component image created by the component creation unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2013
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shigeru KAFUKU, Keisuke SHIMADA, Hirokiyo KASAHARA, Hiroyasu KOSHIMIZU, Takuma FUNAHASHI, Naoya TOKUDA
  • Publication number: 20130251253
    Abstract: The image acquisition unit 41 acquires an image including an object. By comparing information related to the shape of a relevant natural object that is included as the object in the target image acquired by the image acquisition unit 41, and information related to respective shapes of a plurality of types prepared in advance, at least one flower type for the natural object in question is selected. The secondary selection unit 43 then selects data of a representative image from among data of a plurality of images of different color, of the same flower type as prepared in advance, for each of at least one flower type selected by the primary selection unit 42, based on information related to color of the relevant natural object included as the object in the image acquired by the image acquisition unit 41.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2013
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kouichi NAKAGOME, Shigeru KAFUKU, Kazuhisa MATSUNAGA, Michihiro NIHEI
  • Publication number: 20130242127
    Abstract: An image creating device includes: an acquiring unit for acquiring an image; an extracting unit for extracting feature information from a face in the image acquired by the acquiring unit; and a creating unit for creating a replaced image by replacing an image of a face region in the image acquired by the acquiring unit by other image, based on the feature information extracted by the extracting unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hirokiyo KASAHARA, Shigeru KAFUKU, Keisuke SHIMADA