Patents by Inventor Tadashi Hyuga

Tadashi Hyuga 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: 11222439
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes a first learner trained to detect an orientation of a face in an image including a human face for receiving an input of a target image including a human face and outputting first information associated with an orientation of a face included in the target image, at least one second learner trained, for the first information, to detect a position of a facial component in an image including a human face for receiving an input of the target image and outputting second information associated with a position of a facial component included in the target image, and a control unit that controls the first learner and the second learner. The control unit uses the first learner to obtain the first information from the target image, and uses the second learner corresponding to the first information to obtain the second information from the target image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Tomohiro Yabuuchi, Koichi Kinoshita, Tomoyoshi Aizawa, Tadashi Hyuga, Hatsumi Aoi, Mei Uetani
  • Patent number: 11188781
    Abstract: An image analyzer repeatedly obtains a captured image including a subject to be detected, and detects, in the captured image, a first area likely to include the subject without a cover, detects, in the captured image, a second area likely to include the subject with a cover, and determines whether the subject is covered by the cover based on a detection result of the first area and a detection result of the second area and a determination result for the captured image obtained previously.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Tomohiro Yabuuchi, Tomoyoshi Aizawa, Koichi Kinoshita, Tadashi Hyuga, Hatsumi Aoi, Mei Uetani
  • Publication number: 20210357701
    Abstract: An evaluation device is provided and includes: a data acquisition unit which acquires input data input to a first learner of finishing learning that has undergone supervised learning using a data set including a pair of training data and correct answer data that indicates the correct answer of an inference result to the training data; and a validity evaluation unit which evaluates, based on an output obtained from a second learner of finishing learning that has undergone unsupervised learning using the training data by inputting the input data to the second learner, whether the valid output is able to be obtained from the first learner as the inference result to the input data when the input data is input to the first learner, the learning-finish second learner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2019
    Publication date: November 18, 2021
    Applicant: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Tadashi HYUGA, Yoshihisa IJIRI
  • Publication number: 20200334477
    Abstract: A state estimation apparatus includes an image obtaining unit that obtains a captured image from an imaging device placed to capture an image of a target person to be at a predetermined position, a first analysis unit that analyzes a facial behavior of the target person based on the captured image and obtains first information about the facial behavior of the target person, a second analysis unit that analyzes body movement of the target person based on the captured image and obtains second information about the body movement of the target person, and an estimation unit that estimates a state of the target person based on the first information and the second information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2017
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Applicant: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Hatsumi AOI, Koichi KINOSHITA, Tomoyoshi AIZAWA, Hideto HAMABASHIRI, Tadashi HYUGA, Mei UETANI
  • Publication number: 20200064834
    Abstract: An operation switching support device whereby some of the labor of safety checking motion is taken off a driver at the time of switching from automatic operation to manual operation, and the switching to the manual operation can be conducted just with required safety checking motions, is provided, the operation switching support device, including an area checking urging processing part for conducting processing of urging checking of areas visually unconfirmed when the driver is decided to be in a state of being able to perform the manual operation by a driver state deciding part and the areas visually unconfirmed are decided to be present by a visual confirmation area deciding part, and a signal output part for outputting a signal for permitting switching from the automatic operation to the manual operation to an automatic operation control device after the urging processing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2017
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Applicant: OMRON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tadashi HYUGA, Hatsumi AOI, Mei UETANI
  • Publication number: 20200065595
    Abstract: A driver state estimation device which can estimate a distance to a head position of a driver without detecting a center position of a face area of the driver in an image, comprises a monocular camera 11 which can pick up an image of a driver sitting in a driver's seat, a storage section 15 and a CPU 12, the storage section 15 comprising an image storing part 15a for storing the image picked up by the monocular camera 11, and the CPU 12 comprising a head detecting section 23 for detecting a head of the driver in the image read from the image storing part 15a, a defocus amount detecting section 24 for detecting a defocus amount of the head of the driver in the image detected by the head detecting section 23 and a distance estimating section 25 for estimating a distance from the head of the driver sitting in the driver's seat to the monocular camera 11 with use of the defocus amount detected by the defocus amount detecting section 24.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2017
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Applicant: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Tadashi HYUGA, Masaki SUWA
  • Publication number: 20200001880
    Abstract: A driver state estimation device which can estimate a distance to a driver's head position without detecting a center position of the driver's face area in an image, includes a camera, a lighting part, and a CPU including a face detecting section for detecting the driver's face in a first image picked up at the time of light irradiation from the lighting part and in a second image picked up at the time of no light irradiation from the lighting part, a face brightness ratio calculating section for calculating a brightness ratio between the driver's face in the first image and that in the second image, and a distance estimating section for estimating a distance from the driver's head to the camera using the calculated face brightness ratio.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2017
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Applicant: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Tadashi HYUGA, Masaki SUWA, Koichi KINOSHITA
  • Publication number: 20190377967
    Abstract: An image analyzer repeatedly obtains a captured image including a subject to be detected, and detects, in the captured image, a first area likely to include the subject without a cover, detects, in the captured image, a second area likely to include the subject with a cover, and determines whether the subject is covered by the cover based on a detection result of the first area and a detection result of the second area and a determination result for the captured image obtained previously.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2019
    Publication date: December 12, 2019
    Applicant: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Tomohiro YABUUCHI, Tomoyoshi AIZAWA, Koichi KINOSHITA, Tadashi HYUGA, Hatsumi AOI, Mei UETANI
  • Publication number: 20190370996
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes a first learner trained to detect an orientation of a face in an image including a human face for receiving an input of a target image including a human face and outputting first information associated with an orientation of a face included in the target image, at least one second learner trained, for the first information, to detect a position of a facial component in an image including a human face for receiving an input of the target image and outputting second information associated with a position of a facial component included in the target image, and a control unit that controls the first learner and the second learner. The control unit uses the first learner to obtain the first information from the target image, and uses the second learner corresponding to the first information to obtain the second information from the target image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2019
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Applicant: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Tomohiro YABUUCHI, Koichi KINOSHITA, Tomoyoshi AIZAWA, Tadashi HYUGA, Hatsumi AOI, Mei UETANI
  • Publication number: 20190370580
    Abstract: A driver monitoring apparatus according to an aspect of the present invention includes: an image obtaining unit that obtains a captured image from an imaging apparatus arranged so as to capture an image of a driver seated in a driver seat of a vehicle; an observation information obtaining unit that obtains observation information regarding the driver, the observation information including facial behavior information regarding behavior of a face of the driver; and a driver state estimating unit that inputs the captured image and the observation information to a trained learner that has been trained to estimate a degree of concentration of the driver on driving, and obtains, from the learner, driving concentration information regarding the degree of concentration of the driver on driving.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2017
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Applicant: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Hatsumi AOI, Koichi KINOSHITA, Tomoyoshi AIZAWA, Tadashi HYUGA, Tomohiro YABUUCHI, Mei UETANI
  • Publication number: 20190347499
    Abstract: A driver state estimation device, which can precisely estimate a head position of a driver in the real world from an image, includes a monocular camera for picking up an image including a face of a driver, and a CPU including a head center position estimating section for estimating a head center position of the driver in the image using a three-dimensional face shape model fitted on the face of the driver in the image picked up by the monocular camera, and a distance estimating section for estimating a distance between an origin point located in a front direction of the driver's seat and a head center position of the driver in the real world, on the basis of the head center position of the driver in the image estimated and information including a specification and a position posture of the monocular camera.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2017
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Applicant: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Yukiko YANAGAWA, Tadashi HYUGA, Tomoyoshi AIZAWA, Koichi KINOSHITA
  • Publication number: 20190243360
    Abstract: A mode switch controller controls mode switching for switching a drive mode of a vehicle between a manual drive mode and an automatic drive mode. The mode switch controller includes an obtaining unit and a calculation unit. The obtaining unit obtains sensing data representing a surrounding situation in a switching section defined for the mode switching from a sensor for monitoring surroundings of the vehicle. The calculation unit calculates a recommended mode switching position at which the mode switching is recommended in the switching section based on the sensing data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2019
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Applicant: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Mei UETANI, Tadashi HYUGA, Hatsumi AOI
  • Publication number: 20190243362
    Abstract: A drive mode switch controller outputs a signal for switching from an automatic drive mode to a manual drive mode. An obtaining unit obtains sensing data indicating light intensity measured by a light intensity sensor, and stores the sensing data into a storage. A determination unit determines, based on the sensing data, whether a surrounding environment in the direction in which a vehicle travels satisfies a predetermined condition appropriate for switching the drive mode in a period predetermined for the switching. A signal output unit outputs a signal for performing the switching when the surrounding environment in the direction in which the vehicle travels is determined to satisfy the predetermined condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2019
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Applicant: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Tadashi HYUGA, Hiroshi SUGAHARA, Kazuyoshi OKAJI, Michie UNO, Koji TAKIZAWA
  • Publication number: 20190232976
    Abstract: An assisting apparatus assists in mode switching for switching a drive mode of a vehicle between a manual drive mode and an automatic drive mode. The assisting apparatus includes an obtaining unit and a calculation unit. The obtaining unit obtains surrounding data representing a surrounding situation of the vehicle. The calculation unit calculates a recommended mode switching position at which the mode switching is recommended based on the obtained surrounding data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Applicant: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Mei UETANI, Tadashi HYUGA, Hatsumi AOI
  • Publication number: 20190147266
    Abstract: The accuracy is improved for distracted driving determination performed when the vehicle changes the traveling direction. A distracted driving determination apparatus includes a first obtaining unit that obtains first information indicating a gaze or a face orientation of a driver, a second obtaining unit that obtains second information indicating an operational state of a direction indicator, and a determiner that determines distracted driving by comparing the gaze or the face orientation indicated by the first information with a predetermined criterion indicating a direction or a duration that varies depending on the operational state indicated by the second information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Applicant: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Tomoyoshi AIZAWA, Tadashi HYUGA, Hatsumi AOI, Yoshio MATSUURA, Masato TANAKA, Keisuke YOKOTA, Hisashi SAITO
  • Publication number: 20190147269
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus whereby the detection accuracy of a face direction of a driver of a vehicle can be improved, comprises an image acquiring part for acquiring an image including a face of a driver of a vehicle, a detecting part for detecting a face direction of the driver in the image acquired by the image acquiring part, an information acquiring part for acquiring information concerning a traveling condition of the vehicle, a first deciding part for deciding whether the vehicle is in a specified traveling condition based on the information acquired by the information acquiring part, and a reference determining part for determining a reference of the face direction of the driver based on the face direction of the driver while the vehicle is decided to be in the specified traveling condition by the first deciding part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2018
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Applicant: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Hatsumi AOI, Tomoyoshi AIZAWA, Tadashi HYUGA, Yoshio MATSUURA, Masato TANAKA, Keisuke YOKOTA, Hisashi SAITO
  • Publication number: 20190147264
    Abstract: A concentration determination apparatus compares a degree of concentration on driving with a first criterion when a location of a traveling vehicle is within a first area different from a dangerous area, and compares the degree of concentration on driving with a second criterion higher than the first criterion when the location of the traveling vehicle is within a second area corresponding to the dangerous area, and outputs an instruction signal for supporting the driver when the location of the traveling vehicle is within the second area and the degree of concentration on driving does not satisfy the second criterion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2018
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Applicant: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Hatsumi AOI, Tomoyoshi AIZAWA, Tadashi HYUGA
  • Publication number: 20190143892
    Abstract: An alert to distracted driving may adversely lower the attention of the driver. An alert control apparatus (300) includes data obtaining units (41 to 43) that obtain sensing data (a to j) from sensors (6 to 15), a railroad crossing recognizer (44) that recognizes a position of a railroad crossing relative to a vehicle based on the sensing data, and a crossing entry determiner (45) that determines whether the vehicle has entered the railroad crossing based on the sensing data, and an alert controller (48) that restricts generation of an alert to distracted driving from a distracted driving alert device (200) while the vehicle is passing the railroad crossing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2018
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Applicant: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Tadashi HYUGA, Tomoyoshi AIZAWA, Hatsumi AOI, Yoshio MATSUURA, Masato TANAKA, Keisuke YOKOTA, Hisashi SAITO
  • Publication number: 20190147270
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus whereby the detection accuracy of a visual line direction of a driver can be improved, comprises an image acquiring part for acquiring an image including a face of a driver of a vehicle, a detecting part for detecting a visual line direction of the driver in the image acquired by the image acquiring part, an accumulating part for accumulating detection results by the detecting part, and a reference determining part for determining a reference of the visual line direction for the driver, using the detection results accumulated in the accumulating part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2018
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Applicant: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Hatsumi AOI, Tomoyoshi AIZAWA, Tadashi HYUGA, Yoshio MATSUURA, Masato TANAKA, Keisuke YOKOTA, Hisashi SAITO
  • Publication number: 20190147273
    Abstract: An alert control apparatus includes a first obtaining unit that obtains first information about a gaze or face orientation of a driver, a distracted driving determiner that outputs a detection signal when detecting distracted driving, a second obtaining unit that obtains second information indicating whether an intersection is recognized, a third obtaining unit that obtains third information about a change in a vehicle traveling direction, an alert disabling unit that outputs a disabling signal disabling the detection signal in response to the intersection recognized and the traveling direction change detected, and an alert controller that outputs an instruction signal for an alert device to generate an alert in response to the detection signal output without the disabling signal, and outputs no instruction signal in response to the detection signal output with the disabling signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2018
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Applicant: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Tadashi HYUGA, Tomoyoshi AIZAWA, Hatsumi AOI, Yoshio MATSUURA, Masato TANAKA, Keisuke YOKOTA, Hisashi SAITO