Patents by Inventor Teruhiko Suzuki

Teruhiko Suzuki 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: 20190281291
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an image processing device and a method that enable easier encoding and decoding of a wider variety of images. The image processing device includes a setting unit that sets a parameter indicating a setting state of a coding tool required in specifying an extended profile that is an extension of a profile specified in a coding standard for performing encoding on each unit having a recursive hierarchical structure and an encoding unit that generates an encoded stream by encoding an image in accordance with the parameter set by the setting unit. The present disclosure can be applied to image processing devices that encode image data, for example.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2019
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Inventors: TERUHIKO SUZUKI, NICHOLAS Ian SAUNDERS, KARL James SHARMAN, JAMES Alexander GAMEI
  • Patent number: 10412417
    Abstract: The present technique relates to an image processing device and method capable of performing an encoding process or a decoding process on an image at high speed. Similarly, arithmetic coding parameters arranged together in the syntax are subjected to a variable length (fixed length) decoding process together. Similarly, arithmetic coding parameters arranged together in the syntax are subjected to an arithmetic decoding process together. Accordingly, since the alternations of firmware and hardware are performed together, it is possible to improve the processing efficiency of decoding. As a result, it is possible to perform the process at high speed. The present disclosure can be applied to image processing devices, for example.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Teruhiko Suzuki, Masao Sasaki
  • Publication number: 20190273932
    Abstract: A method of operation of a video coding system includes: receiving a video bitstream; extracting a video syntax from the video bitstream; extracting a hypothetical reference decoder (HRD) fixed syntax from the video syntax; extracting a HRD variable syntax from the video syntax; extracting a temporal layer from the video bitstream based on the HRD fixed syntax and the HRD variable syntax; and forming a video stream based on the temporal layer for displaying on a device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2019
    Publication date: September 5, 2019
    Inventors: MUNSI HAQUE, KAZUSHI SATO, ALI TABATABAI, TERUHIKO SUZUKI
  • Publication number: 20190263960
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing a biomass-resource-derived polyurethane, which comprises: reacting a dicarboxylic acid and an aliphatic diol to produce a polyester polyol; and reacting the polyester polyol and a polyisocyanate compound, wherein the dicarboxylic acid contains at least one component derived from biomass resources, a content of an organic acid in the dicarboxylic acid is more than 0 ppm and not more than 1,000 ppm relative to the dicarboxylic acid, and a pKa value of the organic acid at 25° C. is not more than 3.7.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2019
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation
    Inventors: Teruhiko OHARA, Naoki SUZUKI, Yasuko NAKAJIMA, Hiroto ITOU, Takayuki AOSHIMA, Naoki SUGAI, Takanao MATSUMOTO
  • Patent number: 10397614
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an image processing apparatus and a method that can easily improve encoding efficiency. A setting unit configured to set additional information including packing information related to packing processing of rearranging each pixel data of RAW data that is image data before demosaicing processing is performed according to the degree of correlation, and an encoding unit configured to encode the RAW data subjected to the packing processing, and generate a bit stream including obtained encoded data and the additional information set by the setting unit are included. The present disclosure can be applied to image processing apparatuses such as an image encoding device that encodes the RAW data and an image decoding device that decodes the encoded data that is encoded RAW data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ohji Nakagami, Teruhiko Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20190256140
    Abstract: In a steering assistance device 1, a steering control unit 74 causes a first auxiliary unit 14 to generate torque with deducing by a predetermined amount and causes a second auxiliary unit 20 to generate torque equal to or less than the decreased predetermined amount, in case where the first auxiliary unit 14 is able to generate a steering assistance force such that a steering angle of a vehicle can reach a target steering angle determined according to curvature so as to make the vehicle travel in the center of a lane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2017
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Inventor: Teruhiko SUZUKI
  • Publication number: 20190259179
    Abstract: The image processing device includes a scale correction unit. In a case where a difference between a width of a lane calculated by a lane-width calculation unit and a width of the lane acquired from map data is greater than a predetermined value that serves as a criterion for correcting errors, the scale correction unit corrects a correlation between a length of a subject in a captured image and the number of pixels constituting the captured image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2017
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Applicant: Isuzu Motors Limited
    Inventor: Teruhiko SUZUKI
  • Publication number: 20190253726
    Abstract: The buffer management methods simplify the complexity of STD buffer management for HEVC and make is easy to implement HEVC in deployed AVC/MPEG-2 networks (as legacy re-multiplexers are able to be used for re-purposing HEVC content). The buffers for base and enhancement layers are also also be managed independently before re-assembly and this simplifies the STD model. Re-assembly is still implemented before decoding an enhanced HEVC video stream.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2019
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Inventors: Ali Tabatabai, Kazushi Sato, Shinobu Hattori, Teruhiko Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10382752
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an image processing device and a method that enable easier encoding and decoding of a wider variety of images. The image processing device includes a setting unit that sets a parameter indicating a setting state of a coding tool required in specifying an extended profile that is an extension of a profile specified in a coding standard for performing encoding on each unit having a recursive hierarchical structure. The image processing device further includes an encoding unit that generates an encoded stream by encoding an image in accordance with the parameter set by the setting unit. The present disclosure can be applied to image processing devices that encode image data, for example.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Teruhiko Suzuki, Nicholas Ian Saunders, Karl James Sharman, James Alexander Gamei
  • Publication number: 20190238877
    Abstract: The present technology relates to a decoding device and a decoding method, and an encoding device and an encoding method that enable images that configure a packed image to be reliably displayed when an encoded stream is decoded and displayed. A decoding unit decodes an encoded data, the encoded data being an encoded packed image in which a plurality of images is packed, and generates the packed image. A display control unit identifies the images that configure the packed image based on packing SEI preferentially used when the packed image is displayed. The present technology can be applied to a decoding device, for example.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hironari SAKURAI, Ohji NAKAGAMI, Yoshitomo TAKAHASHI, Teruhiko SUZUKI
  • Patent number: 10351658
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing a biomass-resource-derived polyurethane, which comprises: reacting a dicarboxylic acid and an aliphatic diol to produce a polyester polyol; and reacting the polyester polyol and a polyisocyanate compound, wherein the dicarboxylic acid contains at least one component derived from biomass resources, a content of an organic acid in the dicarboxylic acid is more than 0 ppm and not more than 1,000 ppm relative to the dicarboxylic acid, and a pKa value of the organic acid at 25° C. is not more than 3.7.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Teruhiko Ohara, Naoki Suzuki, Yasuko Nakajima, Hiroto Itou, Takayuki Aoshima, Naoki Sugai, Takanao Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 10356442
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an image processing apparatus and a method that can more easily improve encoding efficiency. A packing processing unit configured to perform packing processing of rearranging pixel data of RAW data that is image data before demosaicing processing is performed according to the degree of correlation, and an encoding unit configured to encode the RAW data subjected to the packing processing by the packing processing unit are included. The present disclosure can be applied to image processing apparatuses such as an image encoding device that encodes the RAW data and an image decoding device that decodes encoded data that is encoded RAW data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ohji Nakagami, Teruhiko Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20190215523
    Abstract: A method of operation of a video coding system includes: receiving a video bitstream; extracting a video syntax from the video bitstream; extracting a temporal layer from the video bitstream based on the video syntax; and forming a video stream based on the temporal layer for displaying on a device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2019
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Inventors: MUNSI HAQUE, KAZUSHI SATO, ALI TABATABAI, TERUHIKO SUZUKI
  • Patent number: 10327005
    Abstract: An encoding apparatus of a video coding system includes a setting unit and an encoder which is connected to the setting unit. The setting unit sets video usability information (VUI) parameter including field_seq_flag. The field_seq_flag indicates whether a video stream includes a video representing field and common to all occurrences of a temporal layer. The encoder encodes the video stream based on the temporal layer to generate an encoding bitstream including the VUI set by the setting unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Munsi Haque, Kazushi Sato, Ali Tabatabai, Teruhiko Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20190168752
    Abstract: Provided is a steering assistance device, and a demarcation line detection unit 100 detects left and right lane demarcation lines for a lane in which a vehicle is travels. A horizontal velocity measurement unit 101 calculates the horizontal velocity, which is a velocity component of the vehicle in a direction perpendicular to the lane. An assistance unit 11 performs steering assistance for the vehicle so that the vehicle travels parallel to the left and right lane demarcation lines. In a case where the horizontal velocity equal to or greater than a prescribed velocity and the center of the vehicle is separated from the center between the left and right lane demarcation lines by equal to or greater than a prescribed distance, a steering control unit 102 starts the steering assistance of the vehicle by the assistance unit 11.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2017
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Inventor: Teruhiko SUZUKI
  • Patent number: 10313694
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an image processing device and an image processing method capable of reducing a processing burden required at the time of generating a stream. A file generating unit sets a startcode and filler data for a file including a bitstream acquired by coding an image and performs control of the setting of the startcode and the filler data such that the startcode and the filler data that are set configure a file with a characteristic of a parameter managing a decoder buffer being maintained in media data of the file. The present disclosure, for example, can be applied to an image processing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Teruhiko Suzuki, Mitsuhiro Hirabayashi, Takehiko Nakano
  • Publication number: 20190161117
    Abstract: A steering assistance device includes: a steering assistance unit, which assists the steering of a vehicle to make the vehicle travel in the center of a lane; a deviation amount measurement unit, which measures the amount of lateral deviation of the vehicle from the center of a lane; and a steering control unit, which controls the amount of steering assistance by the steering assistance unit such that the vehicle travels with deviation from the center of the lane by the predetermined amount, in a case where the measured amount of lateral deviation is within a predetermined range from a predetermined amount for a predetermined period of time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2017
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Inventor: Teruhiko SUZUKI
  • Patent number: 10306054
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus may have the followings. A switching transformer has a first coil, a second coil, and a first core. The switching transformer generates a secondary side current in the second coil by a magnetic flux generated in the first core by a current that flows in the first coil. A common mode choke coil has a third coil, a fourth coil, and a second core. The common mode choke coil reduces a common mode noise. The switching transformer and the common mode choke coil are mounted on a substrate so that a direction of the magnetic flux generated in the first core and a direction of a magnetic flux generated in the second core are perpendicular.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Teruhiko Suzuki, Masahiro Shinotsuka, Kazunori Miyake
  • Publication number: 20190149848
    Abstract: Based on conditions or restrictions, Strong Intra Smoothing (SIS) is enabled or disabled. SIS is not allowed for chroma when the chroma format is 444, and SIS is not allowed for chroma when the chroma format is 422 or 444.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2019
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Inventors: Jun XU, Ali Tabatabai, Ohji Nakagami, Teruhiko Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10283167
    Abstract: Provided is an image encoding device including circuitry configured to generate a file with clean random access (CRA) information, which identifies CRA pictures in the image and which is set in a header region of a file that includes the header region and a data region within which a series of encoded image data associated with actual data of the image is stored, wherein the file is an MP4 format file, wherein the CRA information is sample group information grouping a plurality of CRA pictures, wherein the CRA information includes previous picture information used to identify a previous picture which is previous to each CRA picture in a presentation order and is not encoded normally at a time of random access to the CRA picture, and wherein output of the previous picture from the image encoding device is skipped based on the previous picture information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takehiko Nakano, Mitsuhiro Hirabayashi, Mitsuru Katsumata, Satoshi Tsujii, Teruhiko Suzuki