Patents by Inventor Shinichiro Sonoda

Shinichiro Sonoda 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: 11277528
    Abstract: A mobile type apparatus, that derives, from a distance to a delivery target and a time period required from a start of forming of an image until completion of discharge, a movement speed at which a recording medium becomes a deliverable state at a position at which the recording medium is deliverable to the delivery target, wherein at least a partial period overlaps between a period from a start of forming of the image on the recording medium until completion of discharge of the recording medium, and a period from a start of movement until completion of the movement, and wherein the movement is controlled in accordance with the derived movement speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: FUJIFILM CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hirotoshi Yoshizawa, Shinichiro Sonoda
  • Patent number: 11194078
    Abstract: Provided is an antireflection film that is formed by laminating an interlayer, a silver-containing metal layer containing silver, and a dielectric layer, in this order, on a substrate, in which the interlayer is a multilayer film having two or more layers, in which a layer of high refractive index having a relatively high refractive index and a layer of low refractive index having a relatively low refractive index are alternately laminated, and the dielectric layer has a surface to be exposed to air and is a multilayer film having two or more layers including an oxide layer and a fluorocarbon layer which is a self-assembled film that is formed by a silane coupling reaction to the oxide layer in this order.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Seigo Nakamura, Kenichi Umeda, Yuichiro Itai, Shinichiro Sonoda
  • Patent number: 11169451
    Abstract: An image exposure device includes an image display device having pixels that emit light having a plurality of wavelengths; a photosensitive recording medium support portion that supports a photosensitive recording medium for recording an image of the image display device; a collimation portion that is disposed between the image display device and the photosensitive recording medium support portion and makes radiation light including the light having a plurality of wavelengths radiated from the pixels into first transmitted light radiated within a range of a first radiation angle narrower than a radiation angle of the radiation light; and a dichroic filter that is disposed between the collimation portion and the photosensitive recording medium support portion, and makes the first transmitted light including the light having a plurality of wavelengths into second transmitted light radiated within a range of a second radiation angle equal to or smaller than the first radiation angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshihisa Usami, Shinichiro Sonoda, Hirotoshi Yoshizawa
  • Patent number: 11160438
    Abstract: An endoscope device includes a signal processing unit that processes a captured image signal, which is obtained by imaging a subject through an imaging optical system including an objective lens of an endoscope, to generates captured image, an auxiliary measurement light emitting unit that emits planar auxiliary measurement light from the distal end part, a display control unit that causes a display unit to display the captured image including an intersection line formed in a portion where a plane formed by the auxiliary measurement light intersects the subject. The auxiliary measurement light emitting unit emits the auxiliary measurement light in a state where the plane and an optical axis intersects each light at one specific point on the optical axis of the objective lens. A distance from a distal end part of the objective lens of the one specific point is 5 mm or more and 20 mm or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Takeichi Tatsuta, Shinichiro Sonoda, Issei Suzuki
  • Patent number: 11019247
    Abstract: An imaging system that includes a plurality of mobile type apparatus. Each of the plurality of mobile type apparatuses performs, in a case where a preset imaging target and a mobile type apparatus to which a role of an imaging target is assigned are present in an acquired image, a control for forming an image on a recording medium, discharges the recording medium on which the image is formed, to a preset delivery target in a deliverable state, and controls movement of the mobile type apparatus for delivering the recording medium to a delivery target. The plurality of mobile type apparatuses include at least one mobile type apparatus to which the role of the imaging target is assigned, and at least one mobile type apparatus to which a role of a imaging responsibility is assigned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: FUJIFILM CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hirotoshi Yoshizawa, Yoshihisa Usami, Shinichiro Sonoda, Hajime Terayoko, Erina Ogura, Nobuya Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10969696
    Abstract: Provided is an image exposure device capable of recording a favorable image and capable of decreasing the size of the device. An image exposure device (10) includes an image display device (12) having pixels (13), a photosensitive recording medium support portion (21) that supports a photosensitive recording medium (14) for recording an image of the image display device (12) in a state in which an exposure surface (14A) of the photosensitive recording medium (14) faces the image display device (12), and a transmitted light control portion (16) that is provided between the image display device (12) and the photosensitive recording medium support portion (21) and is formed by laminating three or more layers of transmission members (100) that have a plurality of openings (102) formed therein and transmit only light incident on the openings (102).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshihisa Usami, Shinichiro Sonoda, Hirotoshi Yoshizawa
  • Publication number: 20210058542
    Abstract: An imaging system that includes a plurality of mobile type apparatus. Each of the plurality of mobile type apparatuses performs, in a case where a preset imaging target and a mobile type apparatus to which a role of an imaging target is assigned are present in an acquired image, a control for forming an image on a recording medium, discharges the recording medium on which the image is formed, to a preset delivery target in a deliverable state, and controls movement of the mobile type apparatus for delivering the recording medium to a delivery target. The plurality of mobile type apparatuses include at least one mobile type apparatus to which the role of the imaging target is assigned, and at least one mobile type apparatus to which a role of a imaging responsibility is assigned.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2020
    Publication date: February 25, 2021
    Inventors: Hirotoshi YOSHIZAWA, Yoshihisa USAMI, Shinichiro SONODA, Hajime TERAYOKO, Erina OGURA, Nobuya TANAKA
  • Patent number: 10927446
    Abstract: This method for producing a transparent optical film includes a film formation step of forming a silver layer and a high standard electrode potential metal layer so as to be laminated on a substrate, the film formation step including a silver deposition step of forming the silver layer, at a thickness of 6 nm or less by vacuum deposition, and a high standard electrode potential metal deposition step of forming the high standard electrode potential metal layer formed of a high standard electrode potential metal having a higher standard electrode potential than that of silver by vacuum deposition, and an alloying step of forming a silver alloy layer by diffusing the high standard electrode potential metal within the silver layer by performing a heating treatment at a temperature of 50° C. or higher and 400° C. or lower.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Seigo Nakamura, Kenichi Umeda, Yuichiro Itai, Shinichiro Sonoda
  • Publication number: 20210051237
    Abstract: A mobile type apparatus, that derives, from a distance to a delivery target and a time period required from a start of forming of an image until completion of discharge, a movement speed at which a recording medium becomes a deliverable state at a position at which the recording medium is deliverable to the delivery target, wherein at least a partial period overlaps between a period from a start of forming of the image on the recording medium until completion of discharge of the recording medium, and a period from a start of movement until completion of the movement, and wherein the movement is controlled in accordance with the derived movement speed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2020
    Publication date: February 18, 2021
    Inventors: Hirotoshi YOSHIZAWA, Shinichiro SONODA
  • Publication number: 20210004890
    Abstract: There are provided an information suggestion system, an information suggestion method, a program, and a recording medium capable of suggesting, to a user, information on a product matching a hobby and the preference of the user from an image group of the user. In the information suggestion system, the information suggestion method, the program, and the recording medium, an image group acquisition unit acquires an image group of a user, and an image analysis unit detects an attribute of each image. An imaging number count unit counts an imaging number of same-attribute images, and an imaging frequency calculation unit calculates an imaging frequency of the same-attribute images. An imaging purpose estimation unit estimates an imaging purpose of the same-attribute images.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2020
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Shinichiro SONODA, Nobuya TANAKA, Hirotoshi YOSHIZAWA, Tetsuya MATSUMOTO, Kei YAMAJI
  • Publication number: 20210004596
    Abstract: Provided are an image processing apparatus, an image processing method, an image processing program, and a recording medium for the program, which make it possible to understand a unique way of spending time of a certain user at an event. A first attribute obtained from images captured by a first user and a second attribute obtained from images, captured by many second users whose number is larger than the number of the first user, among images of the same event are detected. The first attribute represents a feature of the first user having a unique way of spending time at the event. According to the first attribute, information on products or the like suitable for the first user is notified to the first user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2020
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Tetsuya MATSUMOTO, Kei YAMAJI, Shinichiro SONODA, Nobuya TANAKA, Hirotoshi YOSHIZAWA
  • Publication number: 20210004401
    Abstract: Provided are an information suggestion system, an information suggestion method, a program, and a recording medium capable of suggesting information of interest to many users to a product provider related to the information from an image group of a plurality of users. In the information suggestion system, the information suggestion method, the program, and the recording medium, an image group acquisition unit acquires an image group of a plurality of users, and an image analysis unit detects an imaging location of each image and an object appearing in each image. An imaging number count unit counts an imaging number of same-type images which are captured at the same imaging location and in which the same object appears, and an imaging frequency calculation unit calculates an imaging frequency of the same-type images.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2020
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Shinichiro SONODA, Nobuya TANAKA, Hirotoshi YOSHIZAWA, Tetsuya MATSUMOTO, Kei YAMAJI
  • Publication number: 20200410569
    Abstract: Provided are an image processing system, an image processing method, and a program that can provide recommendation information according to a disposable income estimated on the basis of an analysis result of an image group. The image processing system, the image processing method, and the program include recognizing an object of an analysis target image of a user (44), converting information on the object into disposable income range information of the user (50), acquiring accessory information including imaging date information of the analysis target image, and deriving an appearance frequency of the object on the basis of the imaging date information (52), deriving a weighting coefficient on the basis of the appearance frequency information of the object (54), estimating the disposable income of the user using the disposable income range information and the weighting coefficient (56), and transmitting recommendation information corresponding to the disposable income of the user (58).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2020
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Kei YAMAJI, Tetsuya MATSUMOTO, Shinichiro SONODA, Nobuya TANAKA, Hirotoshi YOSHIZAWA
  • Publication number: 20200410680
    Abstract: Provided are an image processing apparatus, an image processing method, an image processing program, and a recording medium that stores the program, capable of finding images of different persons captured in the same age. An image is specified as a first image, a user in the image is recognized as a first person, and an age thereof is estimated. An image is specified as a second image, a user in the image is recognized as a second person, and an age thereof is estimated. In a case where the user recognized as the first person and the user recognized as the second person are not the same person and a difference between the age of the user and the age of the user is within a range of a threshold value, the first image and the second image are detected as an image combination.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2020
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Tetsuya MATSUMOTO, Kei YAMAJI, Shinichiro SONODA, Nobuya TANAKA, Hirotoshi YOSHIZAWA
  • Publication number: 20200409991
    Abstract: There are provided information processing apparatus and method, and a program which can more accurately estimate user's preference. An information processing apparatus comprises an image information acquisition unit that acquires an image associated with a user and accessory information including information on at least an imaging date of the image; a news information acquisition unit that acquires news information indicating contents of news distributed by a news site; an image analysis unit that analyzes image contents from the image; and an estimation unit that estimates a preference of the user on the basis of the image contents grasped by processing of the image analysis unit and the news information at a time corresponding to the imaging date.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2020
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Kei YAMAJI, Tetsuya MATSUMOTO, Shinichiro SONODA, Nobuya TANAKA, Hirotoshi YOSHIZAWA
  • Publication number: 20200394768
    Abstract: The image exposure device includes an image display device that has a plurality of pixels and radiates light according to a display image represented by the plurality of pixels; a support portion that supports a photosensitive recording medium for recording a recorded image according to the display image in a state in which an exposure surface of the photosensitive recording medium faces the image display device; a louver film that is provided between the image display device and the support portion, and limits an angle of the light radiated from the image display device to the photosensitive recording medium; and a controller that controls the image display device to display the display image in which an image quality of an input image represented by input image data is deteriorated by emphasizing a density difference of a high-frequency component of the input image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2020
    Publication date: December 17, 2020
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Hirotoshi YOSHIZAWA, Shinichiro SONODA
  • Patent number: 10857783
    Abstract: An image exposure device includes an image display device having pixels, a photosensitive recording medium support portion that supports a photosensitive recording medium for recording an image of the image display device in a state in which an exposure surface of the photosensitive recording medium faces the image display device, a louver film that is provided between the image display device and the photosensitive recording medium support portion, and in which light transmitting portions that transmit light and light shielding portions that block light are alternately arranged in a first direction, and light transmitting portions that transmit light and light shielding portions that block light are alternately arranged in a second direction, and a protective layer that is provided on the louver film on a side of the photosensitive recording medium support portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshihisa Usami, Shinichiro Sonoda, Hirotoshi Yoshizawa
  • Patent number: 10739681
    Abstract: An image exposure device (10) includes an image display device (20) having a pixel (21), a photosensitive recording medium support portion that supports a photosensitive recording medium (40) in which an image of the image display device (20) is recorded in a state in which an exposure surface (40A) of the photosensitive recording medium (40) faces the image display device (20), a collimation portion (50) that is provided between the image display device (20) and the photosensitive recording medium (40) and makes light from the pixel (21) into parallel light, and an absorption layer (60) that is provided between the image display device (20) and the photosensitive recording medium (40) and has a light transmittance for the light from the pixel (21) of 50% or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshihisa Usami, Shinichiro Sonoda, Hirotoshi Yoshizawa
  • Patent number: 10734610
    Abstract: [Problem] To provide an organic electroluminescent device that is excellent in external extraction efficiency of emitted light and able to attain reduced power consumption and prolonged service life. [Solution] An organic electroluminescent device including, in an order mentioned: a reflective electrode; an organic electroluminescent layer; a transparent substrate; and a light-extracting unit, wherein the light-extracting unit contains a light-extracting member and a light distribution-converting member. In one preferable embodiment, the light-extracting member and the light distribution-converting member are each a prism, a prism array, a lens, a lens array, a fine concavo-convex structure or a fine particle layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: UDC IRELAND LIMITED
    Inventors: Jingbo Li, Shinichiro Sonoda
  • Publication number: 20200238684
    Abstract: An image exposure device includes an image display device having pixels, a photosensitive recording medium support portion that supports a photosensitive recording medium for recording an image of the image display device in a state in which an exposure surface of the photosensitive recording medium faces the image display device, a louver film that is provided between the image display device and the photosensitive recording medium support portion, and in which light transmitting portions that transmit light and light shielding portions that block light are alternately arranged in a first direction, and light transmitting portions that transmit light and light shielding portions that block light are alternately arranged in a second direction, and a protective layer that is provided on the louver film on a side of the photosensitive recording medium support portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2020
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshihisa USAMI, Shinichiro SONODA, Hirotoshi YOSHIZAWA