Patents by Inventor Tetsujiro Kondo

Tetsujiro Kondo 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: 20190228744
    Abstract: In order to solve a conventional problem that it is not possible to simultaneously output two or more images obtained by performing different processes on one input image, an image output apparatus includes: an input image accepting unit that accepts an input image; a first image acquiring unit that acquires a first image based on the input image; a second image acquiring unit that performs an image process that is different from the process that is performed by the first image acquiring unit, on the input image or the first image, thereby acquiring a second image; and an output unit that outputs the first image and the second image. Accordingly, it is possible to simultaneously output two or more images obtained by performing different processes on one input image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Inventor: Tetsujiro KONDO
  • Patent number: 10356370
    Abstract: A feature extracting unit obtains sensor data from a plurality of sensors to calculate each feature. When an event determining unit determines the occurrence of an event based on each feature, a display data constructor generates remote-controller display data for displaying the event, and controls a remote-controller display device to display the remote-controller display data. When a user decision is input from a user input IF based on this display, a control unit controls the sensors to be turned ON or OFF. When an infrared sensor detects an abnormality, a microwave sensor whose power consumption is small after the infrared sensor is turned ON. When the microwave sensor detects an abnormality, a video camera and a microphone are turned ON, and the microwave sensor is turned OFF. A communication unit wirelessly transmits an image signal captured by the video camera and an audio signal processed by the microphone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Tetsujiro Kondo, Naoki Kobayashi, Yasuhiro Fujimori, Yasuaki Takahashi, Koji Ohta, Naoki Takeda
  • Publication number: 20190174181
    Abstract: In order to address a conventional problem that video signal processing in consideration of system features has not been performed, a video signal processing apparatus includes: a system feature accepting unit that accepts one or at least two system features from when an image is acquired to when an image is output; an input image accepting unit that accepts an input image; a conversion processing unit that performs conversion processing that acquires an output image from the input image, using the system features; and an output unit that outputs the output image acquired by the conversion processing unit. Accordingly, it is possible to perform video signal processing in consideration of system features.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Inventor: Tetsujiro KONDO
  • Patent number: 10034004
    Abstract: A transmitting apparatus includes: an image accepting unit that accepts a first image; a transmission-side correspondence table storage unit in which a transmission-side correspondence table is stored, the transmission-side correspondence table having multiple pieces of transmission-side correspondence information for associating a first image block with a second image block; a preprocessing unit that acquires one or more blocks from the first image, acquires one or more second image blocks respectively corresponding to the one or more blocks, and constructs a second image from the one or more second image blocks; and a transmitting unit that transmits the second image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: I-CUBED RESEARCH CENTER INC.
    Inventor: Tetsujiro Kondo
  • Patent number: 9979766
    Abstract: An information reproducing apparatus includes a reproduction source information storage unit that stores reproduction source information which is information for constructing reproduced information, an acquired information receiving unit that receives at least one piece of information respectively from at least one information acquiring apparatus, a reproduced information acquiring unit that constructs reproduced information, using the at least one piece of information received by the acquired information receiving unit and the reproduction source information, and a reproduced information sending unit that sends the reproduced information constructed by the reproduced information acquiring unit to at least one information output apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: I-CUBED RESERACH CENTER INC.
    Inventor: Tetsujiro Kondo
  • Publication number: 20180077379
    Abstract: In order to solve a problem that conventional image output apparatuses do not allow a wide-band image having a new value for a user to be output in a narrow band, an image output apparatus includes: an accepting unit that accepts first-image information, which is information related to a first image of a first band; and multiple image output units that output second images, each of which is an image of a second band that is narrower than or equal to the first band, using the first-image information, wherein a third image obtained as a result of output by the multiple image output units is an image subjected to output control so as to have a band that is wider than that of the first image in terms of space, time, or gradation. Accordingly, a wide-band image having a new value for a user can be output in a narrow band.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2017
    Publication date: March 15, 2018
    Inventor: Tetsujiro KONDO
  • Publication number: 20180063475
    Abstract: In order to solve a problem that conventionally there is no image output apparatus in which a wide-band image can be output in a narrow band, an image output apparatus includes: an accepting unit that accepts first-image information, which is information related to a first image of a first band; and multiple image output units that output second images, each of which is an image of a second band that is narrower than or equal to the first band, using the first-image information, wherein a third image obtained as a result of output of the second images by the multiple image output units is an image of a third band that is wider than the first band. Accordingly, it is possible to provide an image output apparatus in which a wide-band image can be output in a narrow band.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2017
    Publication date: March 1, 2018
    Inventor: Tetsujiro KONDO
  • Patent number: 9875521
    Abstract: An image output apparatus includes an input image acquiring unit, a target attribute value acquiring unit that acquires at least one target attribute value, which is an original attribute value of a subject contained in an input image, an attribute value acquiring unit that acquires at least one attribute value of the subject contained in an output image formed using the input image, a difference information acquiring unit that acquires at least one piece of difference information indicating a difference between the at least one target attribute value acquired by the target attribute value acquiring unit and the at least one attribute value acquired by the attribute value acquiring unit, and an image output unit that, in a case where the at least one piece of difference information does not satisfy a predetermined condition, changes an output mode of the output image formed using the input image, and performs output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: I-CUBED RESEARCH CENTER INC.
    Inventor: Tetsujiro Kondo
  • Patent number: 9836812
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes a restrictive condition storage unit in which at least one restrictive condition, which is to be applied to an image to be output and acquired from a subject, is stored, an accepting unit that accepts an image that is obtained by shooting the subject and has at least one field, an image changing unit that applies the at least one restrictive condition to the at least one field of the image accepted by the accepting unit, changes the at least one field so that it satisfies the at least one restrictive condition, and acquires at least one new field, and an image output unit that outputs the at least one field acquired by the image changing unit, enabling an image having an overall balance to be output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: I-CUBED RESEARCH CENTER INC.
    Inventor: Tetsujiro Kondo
  • Patent number: 9826194
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes a storage unit that stores a look-up table having association information for associating at least one first image with at least one second image that is an image whose load on a brain has been adjusted, an image accepting unit that accepts at least one image, a mapping unit that acquires a whole or part of one or more second images associated with a whole or part of the at least one image accepted by the image accepting unit, using association information from among the one or more pieces of association information, and an image output unit that outputs at least one output image, which is the whole of the at least one second image acquired by the mapping unit or a group of part of the at least one second image acquired by the mapping unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: I-CUBED RESEARCH CENTER INC.
    Inventor: Tetsujiro Kondo
  • Publication number: 20170280110
    Abstract: A feature extracting unit obtains sensor data from a plurality of sensors to calculate each feature. When an event determining unit determines the occurrence of an event based on each feature, a display data constructor generates remote-controller display data for displaying the event, and controls a remote-controller display device to display the remote-controller display data. When a user decision is input from a user input IF based on this display, a control unit controls the sensors to be turned ON or OFF. When an infrared sensor detects an abnormality, a microwave sensor whose power consumption is small after the infrared sensor is turned ON. When the microwave sensor detects an abnormality, a video camera and a microphone are turned ON, and the microwave sensor is turned OFF. A communication unit wirelessly transmits an image signal captured by the video camera and an audio signal processed by the microphone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2017
    Publication date: September 28, 2017
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Tetsujiro KONDO, Naoki KOBAYASHI, Yasuhiro FUJIMORI, Yasuaki TAKAHASHI, Koji OHTA, Naoki TAKEDA
  • Patent number: 9729836
    Abstract: A feature extracting unit obtains sensor data from a plurality of sensors to calculate each feature. When an event determining unit determines the occurrence of an event based on each feature, a display data constructor generates remote-controller display data for displaying the event, and controls a remote-controller display device to display the remote-controller display data. When a user decision is input from a user input IF based on this display, a control unit controls the sensors to be turned ON or OFF. When an infrared sensor detects an abnormality, a microwave sensor whose power consumption is small after the infrared sensor is turned ON. When the microwave sensor detects an abnormality, a video camera and a microphone are turned ON, and the microwave sensor is turned OFF. A communication unit wirelessly transmits an image signal captured by the video camera and an audio signal processed by the microphone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tetsujiro Kondo, Naoki Kobayashi, Yasuhiro Fujimori, Yasuaki Takahashi, Koji Ohta, Naoki Takeda
  • Patent number: 9672650
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes: a digital processing unit that performs digital processing on accepted one or at least two images, thereby acquiring one or at least two processed images; a physical property information acquiring unit that acquires physical property information, which is information relating to a physical property that has been lost compared with one or more physical properties of a target contained in the images, in the one or at least two processed images; a physical property processing unit that performs physical property processing, which is processing for adding a physical property corresponding to the physical property information, using the one or at least two processed images; and an output unit that outputs a processed image subjected to the physical property processing. Accordingly, it is possible to reproduce lost physical properties of a target expressed in an image, to the fullest extent possible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: I-CUBED RESEARCH CENTER INC.
    Inventor: Tetsujiro Kondo
  • Patent number: 9648288
    Abstract: A feature extracting unit obtains sensor data from a plurality of sensors to calculate each feature. When an event determining unit determines the occurrence of an event based on each feature, a display data constructor generates remote-controller display data for displaying the event, and controls a remote-controller display device to display the remote-controller display data. When a user decision is input from a user input IF based on this display, a control unit controls the sensors to be turned ON or OFF. When an infrared sensor detects an abnormality, a microwave sensor whose power consumption is small after the infrared sensor is turned ON. When the microwave sensor detects an abnormality, a video camera and a microphone are turned ON, and the microwave sensor is turned OFF. A communication unit wirelessly transmits an image signal captured by the video camera and an audio signal processed by the microphone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tetsujiro Kondo, Naoki Kobayashi, Yasuhiro Fujimori, Yasuaki Takahashi, Koji Ohta, Naoki Takeda
  • Patent number: 9639936
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes a storage unit that is capable of storing a look-up table having association information for associating at least one first image with at least one second image that is different from the first image, a constraint condition storage unit that is capable of storing a constraint condition, which is to be satisfied by at least one of an input image, the association information and an output image, an image accepting unit that accepts at least one image, a mapping unit that acquires at least one second image associated with the at least one image accepted by the image accepting unit, so as to match the constraint condition, using the association information, and an image output unit that outputs an output image configured by the at least one second image acquired by the mapping unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: I-CUBED RESERACH CENTER INC.
    Inventor: Tetsujiro Kondo
  • Patent number: 9628672
    Abstract: A content processing apparatus includes a processing information storage unit that stores processing information which is information on processing to be performed on a content, a content accepting unit that accepts an input content, a processing unit that executes, on the input content, processing indicated by the processing information, and obtains an output content, a qualitative information acquiring unit that acquires at least one type of qualitative information from among output qualitative information, which is qualitative information on the output content, and input qualitative information, which is qualitative information on the input content, and an output unit that outputs the qualitative information acquired by the qualitative information acquiring unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: I-CUBED RESEARCH CENTER INC.
    Inventor: Tetsujiro Kondo
  • Publication number: 20170048484
    Abstract: In order to solve a problem that conventionally there is no image output apparatus in which a wide-band image can be output in a narrow band, an image output apparatus includes: an accepting unit that accepts first-image information, which is information related to a first image of a first band; and multiple image output units that output second images, each of which is an image of a second band that is narrower than or equal to the first band, using the first-image information, wherein a third image obtained as a result of output of the second images by the multiple image output units is an image of a third band that is wider than the first band. Accordingly, it is possible to provide an image output apparatus in which a wide-band image can be output in a narrow band.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2015
    Publication date: February 16, 2017
    Inventor: Tetsujiro KONDO
  • Publication number: 20170048483
    Abstract: In order to solve a problem that conventional image output apparatuses do not allow a wide-band image having a new value for a user to be output in a narrow band, an image output apparatus includes: an accepting unit that accepts first-image information, which is information related to a first image of a first band; and multiple image output units that output second images, each of which is an image of a second band that is narrower than or equal to the first band, using the first-image information, wherein a third image obtained as a result of output by the multiple image output units is an image subjected to output control so as to have a band that is wider than that of the first image in terms of space, time, or gradation. Accordingly, a wide-band image having a new value for a user can be output in a narrow band.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2015
    Publication date: February 16, 2017
    Applicant: I-CUBED RESEARCH CENTER INC.
    Inventor: Tetsujiro KONDO
  • Patent number: 9532014
    Abstract: A feature extracting unit obtains sensor data from a plurality of sensors to calculate each feature. When an event determining unit determines the occurrence of an event based on each feature, a display data constructor generates remote-controller display data for displaying the event, and controls a remote-controller display device to display the remote-controller display data. When a user decision is input from a user input IF based on this display, a control unit controls the sensors to be turned ON or OFF. When an infrared sensor detects an abnormality, a microwave sensor whose power consumption is small after the infrared sensor is turned ON. When the microwave sensor detects an abnormality, a video camera and a microphone are turned ON, and the microwave sensor is turned OFF. A communication unit wirelessly transmits an image signal captured by the video camera and an audio signal processed by the microphone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tetsujiro Kondo, Naoki Kobayashi, Yasuhiro Fujimori, Yasuaki Takahashi, Koji Ohta, Naoki Takeda
  • Publication number: 20160019705
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes: a digital processing unit that performs digital processing on accepted one or at least two images, thereby acquiring one or at least two processed images; a physical property information acquiring unit that acquires physical property information, which is information relating to a physical property that has been lost compared with one or more physical properties of a target contained in the images, in the one or at least two processed images; a physical property processing unit that performs physical property processing, which is processing for adding a physical property corresponding to the physical property information, using the one or at least two processed images; and an output unit that outputs a processed image subjected to the physical property processing. Accordingly, it is possible to reproduce lost physical properties of a target expressed in an image, to the fullest extent possible.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2014
    Publication date: January 21, 2016
    Inventor: Tetsujiro KONDO