Patents by Inventor Tetsuya Hada

Tetsuya Hada 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: 10671203
    Abstract: There is provided an apparatus that can prevent invoking of unintended functions in gesture operation. The apparatus displays gesture functions executable by movement of touch position, and when movement of touch position satisfies a first condition, confirms executable gesture functions to display confirmed functions. When the movement of touch position satisfies a second condition after the confirmation, the apparatus cancels the confirmation. When the touch input is released in the confirmed state, the apparatus executes the confirmed functions, and when the touch input is released in the canceled state, control does not execute gesture functions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Tetsuya Hada
  • Publication number: 20200139849
    Abstract: A seat cushion is swingable about an axis A with respect to a seat cushion support frame that is a part of a main frame. A cushion return spring that is a flat spring is disposed between the seat cushion and the seat cushion support frame so that an elastic force of the cushion return spring returns the seat cushion to a neutral position. A pair of clamp rollers that clamps the cushion return spring is disposed. The clamp rollers are movable along a longitudinal axis of the cushion return spring. Changing of a clamping position by moving the clamp rollers changes an effective length of the cushion return spring. In this way, a swingable range of the seat cushion and a force to return the seat cushion to the neutral position are changed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2019
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Inventors: Takashi Sugimoto, Kohshi Katoh, Osamu Oda, Tetsuya Nagai, Yuji Yamada, Akira Takinami, Masatoshi Hada
  • Publication number: 20200139916
    Abstract: A seatback subframe is swingable laterally of the vehicle with respect to a seatback main frame. A backrest is attached to the seatback subframe. Side airbag modules are attached to the seatback subframe at side edges.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2019
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Inventors: Tetsuya Nagai, Kohshi Katoh, Takashi Sugimoto, Osamu Oda, Masatoshi Hada
  • Publication number: 20200114795
    Abstract: A vehicle seat includes a lock-to-neutral-position mechanism that locks a seat cushion at a neutral position, and an immediate lock mechanism that locks the seat cushion immediately at a current position when locking is required. A steering sensor senses a steering angle and a steering angular velocity. The immediate lock mechanism performs the locking when the steering angle is large, whereas the lock-to-neutral-position mechanism performs the locking when the steering velocity is high. When the steering wheel is at the neutral position, the locking by the immediate lock mechanism is released and the locking is switched over to the lock-to-neutral-position mechanism that is in a lock ready state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2019
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Inventors: Tetsuya Nagai, Takashi Sugimoto, Osamu Oda, Kohshi Katoh, Akira Takinami, Masatoshi Hada
  • Publication number: 20200108749
    Abstract: A vehicle seat includes a seat cushion configured to support the buttocks of an occupant, a seat back configured to support the back of the occupant, an elastic force adjustment unit configured to adjust elastic force of a lumbar spine support of the seat back configured to support the lumbar spine of the occupant, in a longitudinal direction, and a controller configured to operate the elastic force adjustment unit. The controller is configured to make the elastic force larger in the case where oscillation of the vehicle is large, than that in the case where oscillation of the vehicle is small.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2019
    Publication date: April 9, 2020
    Applicant: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Tetsuya Nagai, Kohshi Katoh, Takashi Sugimoto, Osamu Oda, Masatoshi Hada
  • Publication number: 20200086776
    Abstract: A locking block is fixed with respect to a seat cushion. A locking pin which can advance and retract relative to the locking block is provided on a main frame side. A V groove shape receptacle is formed on the locking block. When the locking pin is advanced into the receptacle portion, the locking pin is guided by a receiving inclined surface of the receptacle portion forming the V-shape groove, and advances to a bottom of the receptacle portion. With this process, the locking block moves in a rotational direction B, and when the locking pin engages the bottom, the seat cushion is fixed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2019
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Inventors: Tetsuya Nagai, Takashi Sugimoto, Osamu Oda, Kohshi Katoh, Akira Takinami, Masatoshi Hada
  • Publication number: 20200021741
    Abstract: An image capturing apparatus comprises: a reception unit configured to receive information of a zoom position of the lens unit; a setting unit configured to set a predetermined range on the basis of information of a first zoom position; a control unit configured to, when the control unit detects that the zoom position of the lens unit has been changed from the first zoom position to a second zoom position, cause driving of the focus lens to stop, and, when the control unit detects that the zoom position of the lens unit has changed from the second zoom position to within the predetermined range on a telephoto side, resuming driving of the focus lens, wherein the predetermined range is set to include the first zoom position on the telephoto side from the second zoom position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2019
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Inventor: Tetsuya Hada
  • Patent number: 10200616
    Abstract: An image processing device capable of rotating an image through a desired rotation angle such that a display direction of an image matches a posture of a user. A first image pickup section acquires a main image, and a second image pickup section acquires a sub image. A display image formed by combining the main image and the sub image is displayed on a display section. Rotation instructions for rotating the main image and the sub image displayed on the display section are separately given. The main image and the sub image are rotated according to the respective rotation instructions. The main image and the sub image, on which rotation processing has been performed, respectively, are combined and displayed on the display section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Tetsuya Hada
  • Patent number: 9979893
    Abstract: An imaging apparatus is capable of preventing unintended shooting setting when a through-image is displayed at a zoom position different from a field angle for reach shooting. The imaging apparatus includes a recording control unit configured to record a zoom position taken before a start of a function for temporarily changing the zoom position as a first position, a zoom control unit configured to perform control to move the zoom position from the first position to a second position when the function is started, and from the second position to the first position when the function is ended, and a control unit configured to perform control, when the zoom position is at the second position by the function, not to make any changes according to an instruction for changing specific shooting setting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Tetsuya Hada
  • Patent number: 9692978
    Abstract: There is provided an image capturing apparatus. A detection unit detects a position that has been designated by a user on a first display screen. A display unit displays, on the first display screen, a captured image generated by a image capturing unit. A transmission unit transmits the captured image to an external apparatus, the external apparatus being configured to display the captured image on a second display screen and detect a position that has been designated by the user on the second display screen. An obtaining unit configured to obtain, from the detection unit or the external apparatus, position information based on the position designated by the user. A selection unit selects a partial region of the captured image based on the position information if the position designated by the user is within an effective range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Tetsuya Hada
  • Publication number: 20170061581
    Abstract: An image processing device capable of rotating an image through a desired rotation angle such that a display direction of an image matches a posture of a user. A first image pickup section acquires a main image, and a second image pickup section acquires a sub image. A display image formed by combining the main image and the sub image is displayed on a display section. Rotation instructions for rotating the main image and the sub image displayed on the display section are separately given. The main image and the sub image are rotated according to the respective rotation instructions. The main image and the sub image, on which rotation processing has been performed, respectively, are combined and displayed on the display section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2016
    Publication date: March 2, 2017
    Inventor: Tetsuya Hada
  • Patent number: 9578233
    Abstract: There is provided an imaging apparatus including a plurality of imaging units, and capable of recording a situation when a photographer captures a still image, and a change or reaction of the person such as the photographer other than the objects in the still image. The imaging apparatus includes a first imaging unit, a second imaging unit, an imaging instruction unit configured to instruct the first imaging unit to capture a still image, and a control unit configured to record a still image captured by the first imaging unit in a recording medium and to record a moving image captured by the second imaging unit in the recording medium when the imaging instruction unit instructs the first imaging unit to capture a still image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Satoshi Aoyama, Tetsuya Hada
  • Publication number: 20160301878
    Abstract: An imaging apparatus is capable of preventing unintended shooting setting when a through-image is displayed at a zoom position different from a field angle for reach shooting. The imaging apparatus includes a recording control unit configured to record a zoom position taken before a start of a function for temporarily changing the zoom position as a first position, a zoom control unit configured to perform control to move the zoom position from the first position to a second position when the function is started, and from the second position to the first position when the function is ended, and a control unit configured to perform control, when the zoom position is at the second position by the function, not to make any changes according to an instruction for changing specific shooting setting.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2016
    Publication date: October 13, 2016
    Inventor: Tetsuya Hada
  • Patent number: 9386219
    Abstract: An imaging apparatus is capable of preventing unintended shooting setting when a through-image is displayed at a zoom position different from a field angle for reach shooting. The imaging apparatus includes a recording control unit configured to record a zoom position taken before a start of a function for temporarily changing the zoom position as a first position, a zoom control unit configured to perform control to move the zoom position from the first position to a second position when the function is started, and from the second position to the first position when the function is ended, and a control unit configured to perform control, when the zoom position is at the second position by the function, not to make any changes according to an instruction for changing specific shooting setting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Tetsuya Hada
  • Publication number: 20160165142
    Abstract: There is provided an image capturing apparatus. A detection unit detects a position that has been designated by a user on a first display screen. A display unit displays, on the first display screen, a captured image generated by a image capturing unit. A transmission unit transmits the captured image to an external apparatus, the external apparatus being configured to display the captured image on a second display screen and detect a position that has been designated by the user on the second display screen. An obtaining unit configured to obtain, from the detection unit or the external apparatus, position information based on the position designated by the user. A selection unit selects a partial region of the captured image based on the position information if the position designated by the user is within an effective range.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2015
    Publication date: June 9, 2016
    Inventor: Tetsuya Hada
  • Publication number: 20150319362
    Abstract: An imaging apparatus is capable of preventing unintended shooting setting when a through-image is displayed at a zoom position different from a field angle for reach shooting. The imaging apparatus includes a recording control unit configured to record a zoom position taken before a start of a function for temporarily changing the zoom position as a first position, a zoom control unit configured to perform control to move the zoom position from the first position to a second position when the function is started, and from the second position to the first position when the function is ended, and a control unit configured to perform control, when the zoom position is at the second position by the function, not to make any changes according to an instruction for changing specific shooting setting.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2015
    Publication date: November 5, 2015
    Inventor: Tetsuya Hada
  • Publication number: 20150317030
    Abstract: There is provided an apparatus that can prevent invoking of unintended functions in gesture operation. The apparatus displays gesture functions executable by movement of touch position, and when movement of touch position satisfies a first condition, confirms executable gesture functions to display confirmed functions. When the movement of touch position satisfies a second condition after the confirmation, the apparatus cancels the confirmation. When the touch input is released in the confirmed state, the apparatus executes the confirmed functions, and when the touch input is released in the canceled state, control does not execute gesture functions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2015
    Publication date: November 5, 2015
    Inventor: Tetsuya Hada
  • Patent number: 9134898
    Abstract: There is provided an apparatus that can prevent invoking of unintended functions in gesture operation. The apparatus displays gesture functions executable by movement of touch position, and when movement of touch position satisfies a first condition, confirms executable gesture functions to display confirmed functions. When the movement of touch position satisfies a second condition after the confirmation, the apparatus cancels the confirmation. When the touch input is released in the confirmed state, the apparatus executes the confirmed functions, and when the touch input is released in the canceled state, control does not execute gesture functions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Tetsuya Hada
  • Publication number: 20150189141
    Abstract: There is provided an imaging apparatus including a plurality of imaging units, and capable of recording a situation when a photographer captures a still image, and a change or reaction of the person such as the photographer other than the objects in the still image. The imaging apparatus includes a first imaging unit, a second imaging unit, an imaging instruction unit configured to instruct the first imaging unit to capture a still image, and a control unit configured to record a still image captured by the first imaging unit in a recording medium and to record a moving image captured by the second imaging unit in the recording medium when the imaging instruction unit instructs the first imaging unit to capture a still image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Publication date: July 2, 2015
    Inventors: Satoshi Aoyama, Tetsuya Hada
  • Patent number: 9030593
    Abstract: An imaging apparatus is capable of preventing unintended shooting setting when a through-image is displayed at a zoom position different from a field angle for reach shooting. The imaging apparatus includes a recording control unit configured to record a zoom position taken before a start of a function for temporarily changing the zoom position as a first position, a zoom control unit configured to perform control to move the zoom position from the first position to a second position when the function is started, and from the second position to the first position when the function is ended, and a control unit configured to perform control, when the zoom position is at the second position by the function, not to make any changes according to an instruction for changing specific shooting setting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Tetsuya Hada