Patents by Inventor Tatsuki Kashitani

Tatsuki Kashitani 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: 10453259
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing device including an image acquisition unit that acquires a captured image of a real space from an image capture device, a setting unit that sets, in association with the real space, an augmented reality space that virtually augments the real space depicted in the captured image, the augmented reality space differing according to related information that relates to the captured image, and a control unit that causes an image of a virtual object placed for each user within the augmented reality space to be displayed on a screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shinichiro Abe, Masaki Fukuchi, Shunichi Homma, Jianing Wu, Tatsuki Kashitani
  • Patent number: 10453266
    Abstract: An information processing system that acquires video data captured by an image pickup unit; detects an object from the video data; detects a condition corresponding to the image pickup unit; and controls a display to display content associated with the object at a position other than a detected position of the object based on the condition corresponding to the image pickup unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Akihiko Kaino, Masaki Fukuchi, Tatsuki Kashitani, Kenichiro Ooi, Jingjing Guo
  • Publication number: 20190095060
    Abstract: There is provided an image processing device including a superimposition display position determining unit which determines a position of an object having a predetermined flat surface or curved surface out of an object imaged in an input image based on an environment map, a superimposition display image generating unit which generates a superimposition display image by setting superimposition display data at the position of the object determined by the superimposition display position determining unit, an image superimposing unit which superimposes the superimposition display image on a visual field of a user, an operating object recognizing unit which recognizes an operating object imaged in the input image, and a process executing unit which executes a process corresponding to an item selected based on a position of the operating object recognized by the operating object recognizing unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2018
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Tatsuki Kashitani
  • Patent number: 10175857
    Abstract: There is provided an image processing device including a superimposition display position determining unit which determines a position of an object having a predetermined flat surface or curved surface out of an object imaged in an input image based on an environment map, a superimposition display image generating unit which generates a superimposition display image by setting superimposition display data at the position of the object determined by the superimposition display position determining unit, an image superimposing unit which superimposes the superimposition display image on a visual field of a user, an operating object recognizing unit which recognizes an operating object imaged in the input image, and a process executing unit which executes a process corresponding to an item selected based on a position of the operating object recognized by the operating object recognizing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Tatsuki Kashitani
  • Patent number: 10169880
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing apparatus that self position estimation with high robustness is possible, the information processing apparatus including: a tracking unit, a region estimation unit, and an estimation processing unit. The tracking unit that acquires an image captured by an image capture unit disposed at a moving object, and corresponds characteristic points included in the image captured before movement and the image captured after the movement, the moving object moving accompanying a rotation motion. The region estimation unit that acquires information about the movement, and estimates regions where two-dimensional positions of the characteristic points are less changed viewed from the moving object before and after the movement of the moving object on the basis of the information. The estimation processing unit that performs self position estimation of the moving object using the characteristic points within the regions corresponded by the tracking unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shunichi Homma, Akihiko Kaino, Tatsuki Kashitani, Masaki Fukuchi
  • Publication number: 20180357829
    Abstract: An information processing system that acquires video data captured by an image pickup unit; detects an object from the video data; detects a condition corresponding to the image pickup unit; and controls a display to display content associated with the object at a position other than a detected position of the object based on the condition corresponding to the image pickup unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2018
    Publication date: December 13, 2018
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Akihiko KAINO, Masaki FUKUCHI, Tatsuki KASHITANI, Kenichiro OOI, Jingjing GUO
  • Publication number: 20180286056
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an information processing device, an information processing method, and a program capable of performing continuous estimation of a self-position. An information processing device according to an aspect of the present disclosure includes: a main imaging unit that includes a stereo camera mounted on a moving body, and captures moving images at a predetermined frame rate to output a pair of stereo main images as time-series images; a plurality of sub imaging units each of which is so mounted on the moving body as to have an imaging direction different from an imaging direction of the main imaging unit, and captures moving images at a predetermined frame rate; and a final pose determination unit that estimates a pose of the moving body on the basis of the pair of stereo main images captured by the main imaging unit, and sub images captured by the sub imaging units. For example, the present disclosure is applicable to a self-position sensor for in-vehicle use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2016
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Akihiko Kaino, Shingo Tsurumi, Masashi Eshima, Takaaki Kato, Masaki Fukuchi, Tatsuki Kashitani, Shunichi Homma
  • Publication number: 20180274915
    Abstract: The present technique relates to an apparatus and a method for measurement, and a program each of which enables distance estimation to be more simply carried out with higher accuracy. A three-dimensional measurement apparatus has a rotation control portion controlling rotation of a photographing portion by a rotation mechanism in such a way that the photographing portion is rotated with a center of rotation as an axis in a state in which a distance from the center of rotation of the rotation mechanism portion to a focal point position of the photographing portion is a constant distance; and a distance calculating portion calculating a distance to an object on a space on the basis of a plurality of photographed images obtained through photographing in positions different from one another by the photographing portion in a state in which the photographing portion is rotated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2016
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Shingo Tsurumi, Masashi Eshima, Takaaki Kato, Tatsuki Kashitani, Akihiko Kaino, Masaki Fukuchi, Takuto Motoyama, Suguru Aoki
  • Publication number: 20180272231
    Abstract: A first estimating unit estimates at least one of a position and an attitude of a predetermined object on the basis of an image of a periphery of the object, the image being obtained from an imaging device, and generates an estimation result not including an accumulated error. A second estimating unit estimates at least one of the position and the attitude of the object on the basis of the image, and generates an estimation result including an accumulated error. A correcting unit compares the estimation result of the first estimating unit and the estimation result of the second estimating unit with each other, and corrects, on the basis of a result of the comparison, a subsequent estimation result of the second estimating unit, the subsequent estimation result being subsequent to the estimation result of the second estimating unit which estimation result is used for the comparison.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2016
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Applicants: Sony Corporation, Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Katoh, Tetsugo Inada, Tatsuki Kashitani, Takaaki Kato
  • Patent number: 10068382
    Abstract: An information processing system that acquires video data captured by an image pickup unit; detects an object from the video data; detects a condition corresponding to the image pickup unit; and controls a display to display content associated with the object at a position other than a detected position of the object based on the condition corresponding to the image pickup unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akihiko Kaino, Masaki Fukuchi, Tatsuki Kashitani, Kenichiro Ooi, Jingjing Guo
  • Publication number: 20180150974
    Abstract: There is provided an image processing apparatus and method and a program which enable more accurate estimation of a pose. A matching unit performs matching processing on the basis of a detection result of a feature point from an input image and a three-dimensional map indicating a position of a landmark in real space, and a pose estimating unit estimates a pose on the basis of a result of the matching processing. A three-dimensional map updating unit updates the three-dimensional map on the basis of a three-dimensional shape model indicating a position and a shape of a recognition target, a detection result of the feature point from the input image and an estimation result of the pose so that only a portion of the recognition target is registered as the landmark. The present technology can be applied to a wearable information terminal apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2016
    Publication date: May 31, 2018
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shinichiro ABE, Masaki FUKUCHI, Tatsuki KASHITANI
  • Publication number: 20180137686
    Abstract: An information processing system that acquires image data captured by an image capturing device; identifies a density of distribution of a plurality of feature points in the acquired image data; and controls a display to display guidance information based on the density of the distribution of the plurality of feature points.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2017
    Publication date: May 17, 2018
    Inventors: MASAKI FUKUCHI, KENICHIROU OOI, TATSUKI KASHITANI
  • Publication number: 20180115711
    Abstract: The present technology relates to a control device, a control method, and a program that make it possible to estimate a self-position reliably with lower power consumption. An activation determination unit selects some of a plurality of cameras as activation cameras to be used for self-position estimation; and on the basis of the selection result of the activation cameras, an activation switching unit sets cameras taken as the activation cameras among the plurality of cameras to an activation state and causes the cameras to photograph images, and suspends the activation of the other cameras. A self-position estimation unit performs self-position estimation on the basis of images photographed by the activation cameras. Further, the activation determination unit selects the activation cameras again at a predetermined timing. The present technology can be applied to a self-position estimation system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2016
    Publication date: April 26, 2018
    Inventors: TAKAAKI KATO, AKIHIKO KAINO, TATSUKI KASHITANI, MASASHI ESHIMA, MASAKI FUKUCHI
  • Patent number: 9842435
    Abstract: An information processing system that acquires image data captured by an image capturing device; identifies a density of distribution of a plurality of feature points in the acquired image data; and controls a display to display guidance information based on the density of the distribution of the plurality of feature points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masaki Fukuchi, Kenichirou Ooi, Tatsuki Kashitani
  • Publication number: 20170206666
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing apparatus that self position estimation with high robustness is possible, the information processing apparatus including: a tracking unit, a region estimation unit, and an estimation processing unit. The tracking unit that acquires an image captured by an image capture unit disposed at a moving object, and corresponds characteristic points included in the image captured before movement and the image captured after the movement, the moving object moving accompanying a rotation motion. The region estimation unit that acquires information about the movement, and estimates regions where two-dimensional positions of the characteristic points are less changed viewed from the moving object before and after the movement of the moving object on the basis of the information. The estimation processing unit that performs self position estimation of the moving object using the characteristic points within the regions corresponded by the tracking unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2015
    Publication date: July 20, 2017
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shunichi HOMMA, Akihiko KAINO, Tatsuki KASHITANI, Masaki FUKUCHI
  • Patent number: 9704297
    Abstract: An information processing system that acquires video data captured by an image pickup unit; detects an object from the video data; detects a condition corresponding to the image pickup unit; and controls a display to display content associated with the object at a position other than a detected position of the object based on the condition corresponding to the image pickup unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akihiko Kaino, Masaki Fukuchi, Tatsuki Kashitani, Kenichiro Ooi, Jingjing Guo
  • Publication number: 20170193679
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing apparatus to present, to a user, an additional image, which is a virtual object, in a manner superimposed on a real-space image at a position corresponding to a viewpoint in the real space, the image processing apparatus including a processing unit configured to display an additional image corresponding to a viewpoint of a user in the real world, and guide the user to the vicinity of the viewpoint in the real world where the additional image has been acquired.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2015
    Publication date: July 6, 2017
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Jianing WU, Masaki FUKUCHI, Akihiko KAINO, Tatsuki KASHITANI, Shunichi HOMMA, Shinichiro ABE, Yuya HANAI, Takaaki KATO
  • Publication number: 20170186242
    Abstract: An information processing system that acquires video data captured by an image pickup unit; detects an object from the video data; detects a condition corresponding to the image pickup unit; and controls a display to display content associated with the object at a position other than a detected position of the object based on the condition corresponding to the image pickup unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2017
    Publication date: June 29, 2017
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Akihiko KAINO, Masaki FUKUCHI, Tatsuki KASHITANI, Kenichiro OOI, Jingjing GUO
  • Publication number: 20170160885
    Abstract: There is provided an image processing device including a superimposition display position determining unit which determines a position of an object having a predetermined flat surface or curved surface out of an object imaged in an input image based on an environment map, a superimposition display image generating unit which generates a superimposition display image by setting superimposition display data at the position of the object determined by the superimposition display position determining unit, an image superimposing unit which superimposes the superimposition display image on a visual field of a user, an operating object recognizing unit which recognizes an operating object imaged in the input image, and a process executing unit which executes a process corresponding to an item selected based on a position of the operating object recognized by the operating object recognizing unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2017
    Publication date: June 8, 2017
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Tatsuki Kashitani
  • Patent number: 9626806
    Abstract: An information processing system that acquires video data captured by an image pickup unit; detects an object from the video data; detects a condition corresponding to the image pickup unit; and controls a display to display content associated with the object at a position other than a detected position of the object based on the condition corresponding to the image pickup unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akihiko Kaino, Masaki Fukuchi, Tatsuki Kashitani, Kenichiro Ooi, Jingjing Guo