Patents by Inventor Tetsuo Morimoto

Tetsuo Morimoto 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: 9807307
    Abstract: An image recording apparatus includes an image capturing unit configured to capture an image of a subject, a recording unit configured to record one of still image data and video image data captured by the image capturing unit on a storage medium in the form of an image file, a generating unit configured to generate a management file used for managing the image file recorded on the storage medium, and a registering unit configured to register an identifier of the image file recorded on the storage medium in the management file on a capture date basis in the order of capture time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Tetsuo Morimoto, Katsuhiko Watanabe, Kenichiro Imai, Kou Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 9374494
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a recording apparatus and method, a reproducing apparatus and method, and a program that make it possible to photograph and record a still image and moving images before and after the still image as well. In step S1, when a still-image-with-moving-image photographing mode is set, moving image temporary storage is started. When a shutter is depressed in step S2, in step S3, a photographed still image is recorded and one moving image is generated from the moving image before the still image stored in step S1, a moving image obtained by converting the photographed still image, and a moving image photographed after the depression of the shutter and the one moving image generated is recorded. Therefore, the moving images before and after the still image are recorded together with a high-definition still image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi Kubo, Kumiko Shimazaki, Hiroyuki Tominaga, Sachiyo Noguchi, Masayuki Kuwata, Nahoko Kaji, Takashi Nunomaki, Ko Kobayashi, Noriko Ohtsuka, Mihoko Yamamoto, Simon Currie, Keisuke Okawa, Takashi Oguma, Kenichiro Imai, Katsuhiko Watanabe, Tetsuo Morimoto
  • Publication number: 20150264261
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a recording apparatus and method, a reproducing apparatus and method, and a program that make it possible to photograph and record a still image and moving images before and after the still image as well. In step S1, when a still-image-with-moving-image photographing mode is set, moving image temporary storage is started. When a shutter is depressed in step S2, in step S3, a photographed still image is recorded and one moving image is generated from the moving image before the still image stored in step S1, a moving image obtained by converting the photographed still image, and a moving image photographed after the depression of the shutter and the one moving image generated is recorded. Therefore, the moving images before and after the still image are recorded together with a high-definition still image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2013
    Publication date: September 17, 2015
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi KUBO, Kumiko SHIMAZAKI, Hiroyuki TOMINAGA, Sachiyo NOGUCHI, Masayuki KUWATA, Nahoko KAJI, Takashi NUNOMAKI, Ko KOBAYASHI, Noriko OHTSUKA, Mihoko YAMAMOTO, Simon CURRIE, Keisuke OKAWA, Takashi OGUMA, Kenichiro IMAI, Katsuhiko WATANABE, Tetsuo MORIMOTO
  • Publication number: 20150249789
    Abstract: An image recording apparatus includes an image capturing unit configured to capture an image of a subject, a recording unit configured to record one of still image data and video image data captured by the image capturing unit on a storage medium in the form of an image file, a generating unit configured to generate a management file used for managing the image file recorded on the storage medium, and a registering unit configured to register an identifier of the image file recorded on the storage medium in the management file on a capture date basis in the order of capture time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2015
    Publication date: September 3, 2015
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tetsuo Morimoto, Katsuhiko Watanabe, Kenichiro Imai, Kou Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 9066016
    Abstract: An image recording apparatus includes an image capturing unit configured to capture an image of a subject, a recording unit configured to record one of still image data and video image data captured by the image capturing unit on a storage medium in the form of an image file, a generating unit configured to generate a management file used for managing the image file recorded on the storage medium, and a registering unit configured to register an identifier of the image file recorded on the storage medium in the management file on a capture date basis in the order of capture time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Tetsuo Morimoto, Katsuhiko Watanabe, Kenichiro Imai, Kou Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 8826180
    Abstract: An image display apparatus includes: a storage section for storing a plurality of content items sorted using categories of a higher level; a display section for displaying either of the content items or the categories; an operating section generating a first operation signal according to a first operation performed with a weak pressing force and a second operation signal according to a second operation performed with a pressing force stronger than that of the first operation; and a control section receiving the input of the first operation signal and the second operation signal and controlling a display image displayed on the display section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Tomotaka Ogura, Tetsuo Morimoto, Shunichi Kasahara
  • Publication number: 20130300888
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a recording apparatus and method, a reproducing apparatus and method, and a program that make it possible to photograph and record a still image and moving images before and after the still image as well. In step S1, when a still-image-with-moving-image photographing mode is set, moving image temporary storage is started. When a shutter is depressed in step S2, in step S3, a photographed still image is recorded and one moving image is generated from the moving image before the still image stored in step S1, a moving image obtained by converting the photographed still image, and a moving image photographed after the depression of the shutter and the one moving image generated is recorded. Therefore, the moving images before and after the still image are recorded together with a high-definition still image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2013
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi KUBO, Kumiko SHIMAZAKI, Hiroyuki TOMINAGA, Sachiyo NOGUCHI, Masayuki KUWATA, Nahoko KAJI, Takashi NUNOMAKI, Ko KOBAYASHI, Noriko OHTSUKA, Mihoko YAMAMOTO, Simon CURRIE, Keisuke OKAWA, Takashi OGUMA, Kenichiro IMAI, Katsuhiko WATANABE, Tetsuo MORIMOTO
  • Patent number: 8520086
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a recording apparatus and method, a reproducing apparatus and method, and a program that make it possible to photograph and record a still image and moving images before and after the still image as well. In step S1, when a still-image-with-moving-image photographing mode is set, moving image temporary storage is started. When a shutter is depressed in step S2, in step S3, a photographed still image is recorded and one moving image is generated from the moving image before the still image stored in step S1, a moving image obtained by converting the photographed still image, and a moving image photographed after the depression of the shutter and the one moving image generated is recorded. Therefore, the moving images before and after the still image are recorded together with a high-definition still image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi Kubo, Kumiko Shimazaki, Hiroyuki Tominaga, Sachiyo Noguchi, Masayuki Kuwata, Nahoko Kaji, Takashi Nunomaki, Ko Kobayashi, Noriko Ohtsuka, Mihoko Yamamoto, Currie Simon, Keisuke Okawa, Takashi Oguma, Kenichiro Imai, Katsuhiko Watanabe, Tetsuo Morimoto
  • Patent number: 8238711
    Abstract: An image pickup device includes an image pickup including an image pickup lens system and an image pickup element operable to obtain a pickup image; a recording device operable to record image data based on the pickup image to a predetermined recording medium; a reproducing section operable to reproduce the image data recorded in the recording medium; and a reproduction controller operable to control switching between an image pickup mode in which the image pickup operation by the image pickup and recording of the image data by the recording device are possible, and a reproduction mode in which the reproduction of the image data by the reproducing section is possible, to control the reproduction of the image data based on a last recorded image when the mode is changed to the reproduction mode for the first time after recording of the image data in the image pickup mode, and to control the reproduction of the image data based on a point at which the reproduction has been terminated in the previous reproduction
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Katsuhiko Watanabe, Tetsuo Morimoto, Kenichiro Imai, Kou Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 8081866
    Abstract: A playback apparatus includes a classified region selecting section that selects a classified region at random from among a plurality of classified regions on a recording medium, the recording medium including recorded data managed such that a plurality of pieces of unit data belong to corresponding classified regions serving as data storage logical regions generated in accordance with a predetermined classification rule; a unit data selecting section that selects a piece of unit data from among the pieces of unit data that belong to the selected classified region; a reading section that reads from the recording medium the selected piece of unit data in order to play back the selected piece of unit data; and an execution controller that controls the repeated execution of a series of selecting and reading operations including selection of a classified region, selection of a piece of unit data, and reading of the selected piece of unit data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2011
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Katsuhiko Watanabe, Tetsuo Morimoto, Kou Kobayashi, Kenichiro Imai, Yoshinobu Matsumoto
  • Publication number: 20110234633
    Abstract: An image display apparatus includes: a storage section for storing a plurality of content items sorted using categories of a higher level; a display section for displaying either of the content items or the categories; an operating section generating a first operation signal according to a first operation performed with a weak pressing force and a second operation signal according to a second operation performed with a pressing force stronger than that of the first operation; and a control section receiving the input of the first operation signal and the second operation signal and controlling a display image displayed on the display section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2011
    Publication date: September 29, 2011
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Tomotaka Ogura, Tetsuo Morimoto, Shunichi Kasahara
  • Patent number: 8009961
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus includes a stream data obtaining unit that obtains stream data; a file generating unit that converts the obtained stream data into a predetermined format to generate stream files; a recording unit that records the generated stream files; and an index file generating unit that generates an index file including a plurality of pieces of file information each including first link information linking to each of the stream files recorded in the recording unit. In response to an instruction to register a bookmark during the obtaining of the stream data, a bookmark information registering unit stores bookmark information regarding the bookmark in a memory, records the stream files in the recording unit, records the bookmark information in the recording unit, and records second link information linking to the bookmark information in the piece of file information for the recorded stream file associated with the bookmark.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2011
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Katsuhiko Watanabe, Kenichiro Imai, Kou Kobayashi, Tetsuo Morimoto, Ryoko Tokuda
  • Patent number: 8004594
    Abstract: A display control apparatus includes a list-image-display control unit that executes control for displaying a unit moving image list image formed by arranging at least representative images corresponding to respective unit moving image data in a predetermined unit, a representative-image-display control unit that arranges, concerning representative images that should be designated as moving images among the representative images, a moving image obtained by reproducing unit moving image data corresponding thereto on the unit moving image list screen and arranges, concerning the representative images other than the representative images designated as the moving image, a still image represented by a unit moving image corresponding thereto on the unit moving image list image, and a moving-image-change control unit that sequentially changes the representative images designated as a moving image in accordance with a predetermined change rule and change timing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2011
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Koichi Oyama, Tetsuo Morimoto
  • Patent number: 7929029
    Abstract: An image recording apparatus includes an image capturing unit configured to capture an image of a subject, a recording unit configured to record one of still image data and video image data captured by the image capturing unit on a storage medium in the form of an image file, a generating unit configured to generate a management file used for managing the image file recorded on the storage medium, and a registering unit configured to register an identifier of the image file recorded on the storage medium in the management file on a capture date basis in the order of capture time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2011
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Tetsuo Morimoto, Katsuhiko Watanabe, Kenichiro Imai, Kou Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20110064376
    Abstract: An image recording apparatus includes an image capturing unit configured to capture an image of a subject, a recording unit configured to record one of still image data and video image data captured by the image capturing unit on a storage medium in the form of an image file, a generating unit configured to generate a management file used for managing the image file recorded on the storage medium, and a registering unit configured to register an identifier of the image file recorded on the storage medium in the management file on a capture date basis in the order of capture time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2010
    Publication date: March 17, 2011
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tetsuo Morimoto, Katsuhiko Watanabe, Kenichiro Imai, Kou Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20110013036
    Abstract: An image pickup device includes an image pickup including an image pickup lens system and an image pickup element operable to obtain a pickup image; a recording device operable to record image data based on the pickup image to a predetermined recording medium; a reproducing section operable to reproduce the image data recorded in the recording medium; and a reproduction controller operable to control switching between an image pickup mode in which the image pickup operation by the image pickup and recording of the image data by the recording device are possible, and a reproduction mode in which the reproduction of the image data by the reproducing section is possible, to control the reproduction of the image data based on a last recorded image when the mode is changed to the reproduction mode for the first time after recording of the image data in the image pickup mode, and to control the reproduction of the image data based on a point at which the reproduction has been terminated in the previous reproduction
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2010
    Publication date: January 20, 2011
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Katsuhiko Watanabe, Tetsuo Morimoto, Kenichiro Imai, Kou Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 7860821
    Abstract: In an information processing system including an information processing apparatus and a content output apparatus which are connected to each other, the content output apparatus is configured to include a function identification file creation unit adapted to, in accordance with a button operation by a user, create a function identification file for causing the information processing apparatus to execute a predetermined function, and a file storage unit adapted to store the function identification file in a storage unit, and the information processing apparatus is configured to include a detector adapted to detect a connection of the content output apparatus to the information processing apparatus, and a controller adapted to, after detecting the connection of the content output apparatus, start an application program to execute the function depending on the presence/absence of the function identification file in the storage unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2010
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroki Takakura, Shiro Miyagi, Kou Kobayashi, Tetsuo Morimoto, Kenichiro Imai, Katsuhiko Watanabe, Koichi Uchida
  • Patent number: 7822321
    Abstract: An image pickup device includes an image pickup including an image pickup lens system and an image pickup element operable to obtain a pickup image; a recording device operable to record image data based on the pickup image to a predetermined recording medium; a reproducing section operable to reproduce the image data recorded in the recording medium; and a reproduction controller operable to control switching between an image pickup mode in which the image pickup operation by the image pickup and recording of the image data by the recording device are possible, and a reproduction mode in which the reproduction of the image data by the reproducing section is possible, to control the reproduction of the image data based on a last recorded image when the mode is changed to the reproduction mode for the first time after recording of the image data in the image pickup mode, and to control the reproduction of the image data based on a point at which the reproduction has been terminated in the previous reproduction
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2010
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Katsuhiko Watanabe, Tetsuo Morimoto, Kenichiro Imai, Kou Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20090309988
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a recording apparatus and method, a reproducing apparatus and method, and a program that make it possible to photograph and record a still image and moving images before and after the still image as well. In step S1, when a still-image-with-moving-image photographing mode is set, moving image temporary storage is started. When a shutter is depressed in step S2, in step S3, a photographed still image is recorded and one moving image is generated from the moving image before the still image stored in step S1, a moving image obtained by converting the photographed still image, and a moving image photographed after the depression of the shutter and the one moving image generated is recorded. Therefore, the moving images before and after the still image are recorded together with a high-definition still image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2005
    Publication date: December 17, 2009
    Applicant: SONY CORPORARION
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi Kubo, Kumiko Shimazaki, Hiroyuki Tominaga, Sachiyo Noguchi, Masayuki Kuwata, Nahoko Kaji, Takashi Nunomaki, Ko Kobayashi, Noriko Ohtsuka, Mihoko Yamamoto, Currie Simon, Keisuke Okawa, Takashi Oguma, Kenichiro Imai, Katsuhiko Watanabe, Tetsuo Morimoto
  • Patent number: 7580215
    Abstract: A disk drive apparatus having access to a disk-shaped recording medium includes: a temperature detecting mechanism configured to detect an internal temperature; and a temperature control mechanism configured to change the disk drive apparatus to either an operating state or a stop state based on a change in the internal temperature, wherein a first temperature and a second temperature are different from each other, the temperature control mechanism changes the disk drive apparatus to the stop state at the first temperature and to the operating state at the second temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2009
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Kenichiro Imai, Katsuhiko Watanabe, Kou Kobayashi, Tetsuo Morimoto