Patents by Inventor Shigeyuki Baba

Shigeyuki Baba 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: 20210370773
    Abstract: Configuration, in which images output to a display unit are switched and displayed in accordance with the behavior of a driver, such as movements of the head of the driver, is achieved. Driver information indicating the behavior of the driver of a moving apparatus and images captured by a plurality of cameras that images a situation around the moving apparatus from different viewpoints are input. The images output to the display unit are switched in accordance with the driver information. The plurality of cameras is, for example, a plurality of rear cameras installed in the rear of the moving apparatus. For example, a direction of the face or line-of-sight of the driver is detected. An image in a direction corresponding to the detected direction of the face or line-of-sight of the driver is selected as an output image, and displayed on the display unit. Alternatively, an image in a direction indicated by a gesture of the driver is selected, and displayed on the display unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2019
    Publication date: December 2, 2021
    Applicant: Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation
    Inventors: Eiji Oba, Mitsuharu Ohki, Shigeyuki Baba, Yoshikuni Nomura
  • Publication number: 20210377441
    Abstract: An image sensor 30 includes an image information processing unit 4 that forms integrated information in which image sensor identification information capable of identifying the image sensor 30 and image information obtained by an analog/digital conversion unit 25 are associated with each other, and an image information output unit 24 that outputs the integrated information to an external unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2021
    Publication date: December 2, 2021
    Inventors: SEICHI OTSUKI, SHIGEYUKI BABA, SHIGEKI NAKAMURA
  • Patent number: 11064115
    Abstract: An image sensor includes an image information processing unit that forms integrated information in which image sensor identification information capable of identifying the image sensor and image information obtained by an analog/digital conversion unit are associated with each other, and an image information output unit that outputs the integrated information to an external unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Seichi Otsuki, Shigeyuki Baba, Shigeki Nakamura
  • Patent number: 10764492
    Abstract: To provide an image sensor capable of guaranteeing consistency between acquired image information and picked-up image information. An image sensor 30 includes an image information processing unit 4 that forms integrated information in which image sensor identification information capable of identifying the image sensor 30 and image information obtained by an analog/digital conversion unit 25 are associated with each other, and an image information output unit 24 that outputs the integrated information to an external unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Seichi Otsuki, Shigeyuki Baba, Shigeki Nakamura
  • Publication number: 20200260002
    Abstract: An image sensor 30 includes an image information processing unit 4 that forms integrated information in which image sensor identification information capable of identifying the image sensor 30 and image information obtained by an analog/digital conversion unit 25 are associated with each other, and an image information output unit 24 that outputs the integrated information to an external unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2020
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Inventors: SEICHI OTSUKI, SHIGEYUKI BABA, SHIGEKI NAKAMURA
  • Patent number: 10628926
    Abstract: There is provided a signal processing method including calculating, by a processor, a distortion correction parameter on a basis of a correlation between a chief ray angle (CRA) for an image height inside a pixel and a relative position of a lens in an optical axis direction to an imaging element, the relative position being changed by an actuator. In addition, there is provided an imaging device including an image calculation unit that converts an image by using a distortion correction parameter calculated on a basis of a correlation between a chief ray angle for an image height inside a pixel and a relative position of a lens in an optical axis direction to an imaging element, the relative position being changed by an actuator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Norihiro Tanabe, Yoshikuni Nomura, Shigeyuki Baba
  • Publication number: 20190206030
    Abstract: [Object] To process distortion states of images captured at different lens positions. [Solution] There is provided a signal processing method including, by a processor: calculating a distortion correction parameter on a basis of a correlation between a chief ray angle (CRA) for an image height inside a pixel and a relative position of a lens in an optical axis direction to an imaging element, the relative position being changed by an actuator. In addition, there is provided an imaging device including: an image calculation unit configured to convert an image by using a distortion correction parameter calculated on a basis of a correlation between a chief ray angle for an image height inside a pixel and a relative position of a lens in an optical axis direction to an imaging element, the relative position being changed by an actuator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Inventors: NORIHIRO TANABE, YOSHIKUNI NOMURA, SHIGEYUKI BABA
  • Publication number: 20190104251
    Abstract: To provide an image sensor capable of guaranteeing consistency between acquired image information and picked-up image information. An image sensor 30 includes an image information processing unit 4 that forms integrated information in which image sensor identification information capable of identifying the image sensor 30 and image information obtained by an analog/digital conversion unit 25 are associated with each other, and an image information output unit 24 that outputs the integrated information to an external unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2016
    Publication date: April 4, 2019
    Inventors: SEICHI OTSUKI, SHIGEYUKI BABA, SHIGEKI NAKAMURA
  • Publication number: 20140375848
    Abstract: An apparatus and a method capable of effectively eliminating flicker are provided. Flicker which occurs in a captured image captured under a lighting environment such as a fluorescent light having a luminance change is effectively eliminated or reduced. A short exposure image and a long exposure image, which are images captured with at least two different exposure periods, are input, a short exposure image row profile having integrated values of a row-by-row signal quantity of the short exposure image and a reference profile having integrated values of a row-by-row signal quantity of the long exposure image are generated, a flicker correction waveform is generated by a division process on the short exposure image row profile by the reference profile or the like, and a corrected image is generated whose flicker components have been eliminated by a process of multiplying pixel values of each of the rows of the short exposure image by a row-by-row coefficient defined by the flicker correction waveform.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2012
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Keitaro Yamamoto, Shigeyuki Baba, Masahiro Ito, Shin Oono
  • Patent number: 8890975
    Abstract: An apparatus and a method which enable effective removal of flicker are provided. Under an illumination environment such as a fluorescent lamp with luminance variation, flicker that occurs in images shot with an X-Y address scanning type imaging device such as a CMOS is effectively removed or reduced. The integral value of the row-by-row signal intensity of an image to be corrected from which to remove flicker is calculated, and this integral value is used to detect flicker components contained in individual rows of an image frame. The detected flicker components represent data according to the actual flicker waveform of the illumination, and a correction process is executed using flicker correction coefficients formed by an anti-phase pattern of the flicker components. Effective flicker removal becomes possible through this process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Shigeyuki Baba, Shinichi Yoshimura
  • Patent number: 8754966
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an image processing apparatus including: a storage section configured to store a correction matrix correcting crosstalk generated by a light or electron leak from an adjacent pixel existing among a plurality of pixels for receiving light in an imaging device; and a processing section configured to carry out processing to apply the correction matrix stored in the storage section to an image signal generated by the imaging device for each of the pixels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Koji Kikuchi, Shigeyuki Baba, Toshifumi Wakano
  • Publication number: 20130329085
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an image processing apparatus including: a storage section configured to store a correction matrix correcting crosstalk generated by a light or electron leak from an adjacent pixel existing among a plurality of pixels for receiving light in an imaging device; and a processing section configured to carry out processing to apply the correction matrix stored in the storage section to an image signal generated by the imaging device for each of the pixels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2013
    Publication date: December 12, 2013
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Koji Kikuchi, Shigeyuki Baba, Toshifumi Wakano
  • Patent number: 8531558
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an image processing apparatus including: a storage section configured to store a correction matrix correcting crosstalk generated by a light or electron leak from an adjacent pixel existing among a plurality of pixels for receiving light in an imaging device; and a processing section configured to carry out processing to apply the correction matrix stored in the storage section to an image signal generated by the imaging device for each of the pixels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Koji Kikuchi, Shigeyuki Baba, Toshifumi Wakano
  • Publication number: 20120206635
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an image processing apparatus including: a storage section configured to store a correction matrix correcting crosstalk generated by a light or electron leak from an adjacent pixel existing among a plurality of pixels for receiving light in an imaging device; and a processing section configured to carry out processing to apply the correction matrix stored in the storage section to an image signal generated by the imaging device for each of the pixels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2012
    Publication date: August 16, 2012
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Koji Kikuchi, Shigeyuki Baba, Toshifumi Wakano
  • Publication number: 20120007946
    Abstract: A holographic reproduction image processing apparatus includes: a detecting section detecting the luminance of a plurality of pixels in an area of a holographic reproduction image extending in a direction substantially orthogonal to a direction in which the image has luminance variation; and an image processing section correcting the luminance variation according to luminance information supplied from the detecting section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2011
    Publication date: January 12, 2012
    Applicants: SONY DADC CORPORATION, SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shigeyuki Baba, Akira Shirakura, Shinichi Yoshimura, Kazuki Sakamoto
  • Publication number: 20120002257
    Abstract: A hologram recording medium having two or more images recorded therein, wherein when substantially collimated light is incident along a first direction on the hologram recording medium, a first image is reproduced with the intensity of light diffracted in the hologram recording medium maximized in a predetermined direction, when substantially collimated light is incident along a second direction on the hologram recording medium, a second image is reproduced with the intensity of light diffracted in the hologram recording medium maximized in the predetermined direction, and a full width at half maximum of a reproduction angle of at least either of the diffracted light intensities of the first and second images is 8° or smaller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2011
    Publication date: January 5, 2012
    Applicants: SONY DADC CORPORATION, SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akira Shirakura, Teruaki Higashihara, Toshiyuki Arai, Shigeyuki Baba
  • Publication number: 20120002074
    Abstract: An apparatus and a method which enable effective removal of flicker are provided. Under an illumination environment such as a fluorescent lamp with luminance variation, flicker that occurs in images shot with an X-Y address scanning type imaging device such as a CMOS is effectively removed or reduced. The integral value of the row-by-row signal intensity of an image to be corrected from which to remove flicker is calculated, and this integral value is used to detect flicker components contained in individual rows of an image frame. The detected flicker components represent data according to the actual flicker waveform of the illumination, and a correction process is executed using flicker correction coefficients formed by an anti-phase pattern of the flicker components. Effective flicker removal becomes possible through this process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2011
    Publication date: January 5, 2012
    Inventors: Shigeyuki Baba, Shinichi Yoshimura
  • Publication number: 20100265554
    Abstract: A hologram reproducing and imaging apparatus includes a reference light source configured to be arranged near a hologram recording material on which a hologram is recorded and has an arrangement of a plurality of light sources, a reference light source drive section configured to drive the plurality of light sources in a time-division manner, an imaging sensor configured to capture an image of a reproduction area irradiated with reference light from the reference light source and photoelectrically convert the image, and an image processing section configured to process an imaging signal from the imaging sensor. Partial captured images are obtained by enabling the imaging signal of the area irradiated when the plurality of light sources are turned on, and the partial captured images are combined to be a reproduction image by the image processing section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2010
    Publication date: October 21, 2010
    Applicants: SONY CORPORATION, SONY DISC & DIGITAL SOLUTIONS INC.
    Inventors: Akira Shirakura, Koji Ishiwata, Fumihisa Kishibata, Yoshihiro Suigiura, Shigeyuki Baba, Shinichi Yoshimura
  • Patent number: 7619794
    Abstract: A hologram-reproducing method is adapted to obtain a reproduced image by irradiating a hologram-recording material with a reference-light beam so that a reproduction signal-light beam is generated and picking up an image of the reproduction signal-light beam. The hologram-reproducing method includes the steps of generating a plurality of reproduced images by irradiating the hologram-recording material with a plurality of reference-light beams and generating a single reproduced image by performing image processing for the plurality of reproduced images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2009
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Shigeyuki Baba
  • Patent number: 7576899
    Abstract: A hologram recording device for recording interference fringes between reference light and signal light modulated by data displayed in a spatial modulator in a hologram recording material, the hologram recording device including a phase mask for diffusing light, the phase mask being disposed in an optical system that the signal light passes, wherein a minimum unit of a light diffusing pattern formed in the phase mask is a natural number of times a minimum unit of display data of the spatial modulator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2009
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Tomoki Kanesaka, Nobuhiro Kihara, Shigeyuki Baba, Hisayuki Yamatsu, Megumi Ezura