Patents by Inventor Tomohiro Yano

Tomohiro Yano 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: 11193066
    Abstract: Provided are a polymerizable compound having at least one monovalent group (A), a polymerizable composition containing the polymerizable compound, a liquid crystal composite prepared from the polymerizable composition, and a liquid crystal device having the polymerizable composition. In monovalent group (A), R1 and R2 are independently hydrogen, halogen or alkyl having 1 to 20 carbons, and in the alkyl, at least one piece of —CH2— may be replaced by —O— or —S—, and at least one piece of —(CH2)2— may be replaced by —CH?CH—, and in the groups, at least one hydrogen may be replaced by halogen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignees: JNC CORPORATION, JNC PETROCHEMICAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomohiro Yano, Fumitaka Kondo
  • Patent number: 11190673
    Abstract: A control device for a system generates a virtual viewpoint image based on image data obtained by performing imaging from a plurality of directions using a plurality of cameras. The control device includes an obtaining unit configured to obtain game information specifying a type of game which is a target of imaging performed by the plurality of cameras, a storage unit configured to store information for associating the game information obtained by the obtaining unit with setting information of the system, and a setting unit configured to perform a setting process of the system based on the game information obtained by the obtaining unit and the information stored in the storage unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Katsumasa Tanaka, Masahiro Handa, Michio Aizawa, Shogo Mizuno, Akihiro Matsushita, Keisuke Morisawa, Tomohiro Yano, Mai Komiyama, Kenichi Fujii, Atsushi Date
  • Patent number: 11189081
    Abstract: The image generation apparatus is an image generation apparatus having: a first acquisition unit configured to acquire three-dimensional shape data of a background; a second acquisition unit configured to acquire a two-dimensional map image; a third acquisition unit configured to acquire a first image and a second image; and a generation unit configured to generate a first color information image indicating color information on an element configuring the three-dimensional shape data of the background and generate a second color information image indicating color information on an element configuring the three-dimensional shape data of the background.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Tomohiro Yano
  • Patent number: 11172187
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus for a system generates a virtual viewpoint image based on image data obtained by performing imaging from a plurality of directions using a plurality of cameras. The information processing apparatus includes an obtaining unit configured to obtain a foreground image based on an object region including a predetermined object in a captured image for generating a virtual viewpoint image and a background image based on a region different from the object region in the captured image, wherein the obtained foreground image and the obtained background image having different frame rates, and an output unit configured to output the foreground image and the background image which are obtained by the obtaining unit and which are associated with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Tomohiro Yano, Masahiro Handa, Michio Aizawa, Shogo Mizuno, Katsumasa Tanaka, Akihiro Matsushita, Keisuke Morisawa, Mai Komiyama, Kenichi Fujii, Atsushi Date
  • Patent number: 11069898
    Abstract: An all-solid-state secondary battery has a positive electrode collector, a positive electrode active material layer, a negative electrode active material layer, a negative electrode collector, and a solid electrolyte. The solid electrolyte has an interlayer solid electrolyte located between the positive electrode active material layer and the negative electrode active material layer, and the all-solid-state secondary battery further includes a trapping layer that traps a metal of which at least one of the positive electrode collector and the negative electrode collector is formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Taisuke Masuko, Tomohiro Yano, Hiroshi Sato, Masahiro Oishi
  • Publication number: 20210176450
    Abstract: A control apparatus which controls a virtual camera according to a user operation related to an operation of the virtual camera, when the control apparatus accepts the user operation, determines whether or not to restrict moving of the virtual camera according to the accepted user operation depending on whether or not a predetermined condition for the virtual camera is fulfilled.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2021
    Publication date: June 10, 2021
    Inventor: Tomohiro Yano
  • Patent number: 11012674
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus for a system generates a virtual viewpoint image based on image data obtained by performing imaging from a plurality of directions using a plurality of cameras. The information processing apparatus includes a determination unit configured to determine a generation method for generating a virtual viewpoint image using the image data from among a plurality of generation methods depending on a situation of imaging using the plurality of cameras, and an output unit configured to output data in accordance with a result of the determination performed by the determination unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Keisuke Morisawa, Masahiro Handa, Michio Aizawa, Shogo Mizuno, Katsumasa Tanaka, Akihiro Matsushita, Tomohiro Yano, Mai Komiyama, Kenichi Fujii, Atsushi Date
  • Patent number: 10979684
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus comprises: a capturing information obtaining unit for obtaining capturing information on plural capturing apparatuses for capturing images in plural directions; a model information obtaining unit for obtaining model information on a background shape model indicating a three-dimensional shape of a background of a virtual viewpoint image generated by an image generating unit using the images captured by the capturing apparatuses; and an information generating unit for generating related information associating at least one of the capturing apparatuses with a partial region of the background shape model, based on the obtained capturing information and the obtained model information, wherein the related information is used to determine which one of the capturing apparatuses is to capture the image used by the image generating unit to decide a pixel value corresponding to the partial region in the virtual viewpoint image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Tomohiro Yano
  • Publication number: 20210071080
    Abstract: Provided is a compound represented by formula (1) described below. In formula (1), a and b are independently 0, 1 or 2, and expressions: 0?a+b?3 hold, ring A1, ring A2, ring A3 and ring A4 are independently 1,4-cyclohexylene, for example, Z1, Z2, Z3, Z4 and Z3 are independently a single bond, alkylene having 1 to 10 carbons, or the like, Sp1 and Sp2 are independently a single bond, alkylene having 1 to 10 carbons, or the like, and P1 and P2 are independently a specific polymerizable group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2018
    Publication date: March 11, 2021
    Applicants: JNC CORPORATION, JNC PETROCHEMICAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomohiro YANO, Fumitaka KONDO
  • Publication number: 20210071079
    Abstract: The purpose of the invention is to control, by using a colorless alignment control monomer, the alignment of liquid crystal molecules of a liquid crystal display element that does not include an alignment film, and to provide a liquid crystal composition with which the colorless alignment control monomer exhibits excellent compatibility. The invention uses a liquid crystal display element that comprises an alignment control monomer including an aromatic ester that undergoes photo-Fries rearrangement by light irradiation, and that employs a liquid crystal composition having a negative dielectric anisotropy. The invention also uses the liquid crystal composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2018
    Publication date: March 11, 2021
    Applicants: JNC Corporation, JNC Petrochemical Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshiharu HIRAI, Kazuhiro OGITA, Fumitaka KONDO, Tomohiro YANO, Hiroshi ENDOU
  • Publication number: 20210021803
    Abstract: A method for generating a virtual viewpoint image includes generating, by a first image processing apparatus, first information for generating the virtual viewpoint image based on a first image captured by a first camera, generating, by a second image processing apparatus, second information for generating the virtual viewpoint image based on a second image captured by a second camera; specifying a viewpoint in the virtual viewpoint image; and generating, by a third image processing apparatus, a virtual viewpoint image corresponding to the specified viewpoint using the first information and the second information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2020
    Publication date: January 21, 2021
    Inventors: Masahiro Handa, Michio Aizawa, Shogo Mizuno, Katsumasa Tanaka, Akihiro Matsushita, Keisuke Morisawa, Tomohiro Yano, Mai Komiyama, Kenichi Fujii, Atsushi Date
  • Patent number: 10865344
    Abstract: A liquid crystal composition without requiring an alignment film or alignment treatment on a substrate. The problem is solved by a low molecular weight polar compound capable of homogeneously aligning a liquid crystal medium relative to the substrate, for example, a low molecular weight polar compound represented by formula (1): M-P??(1) In formula (1), M is a nonpolar group having 1 or more carbons, and P is a polar group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignees: JNC CORPORATION, JNC PETROCHEMICAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomohiro Yano, Fumitaka Kondou, Shin-ichi Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10848748
    Abstract: A method for generating a virtual viewpoint image includes generating, by a first image processing apparatus, first information for generating the virtual viewpoint image based on a first image captured by a first camera, generating, by a second image processing apparatus, second information for generating the virtual viewpoint image based on a second image captured by a second camera; specifying a viewpoint in the virtual viewpoint image; and generating, by a third image processing apparatus, a virtual viewpoint image corresponding to the specified viewpoint using the first information and the second information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masahiro Handa, Michio Aizawa, Shogo Mizuno, Katsumasa Tanaka, Akihiro Matsushita, Keisuke Morisawa, Tomohiro Yano, Mai Komiyama, Kenichi Fujii, Atsushi Date
  • Publication number: 20200365935
    Abstract: An all-solid lithium ion secondary battery includes a laminate including a positive electrode layer, a negative electrode layer which is alternately laminated with the positive electrode layer, a solid electrolyte which is interposed at least between the positive electrode layer and the negative electrode layer, and an insulating outermost layer which is positioned at both ends in a lamination direction and does not contain lithium ions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2019
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Applicant: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomohiro YANO, Teiichi TANAKA, Taisuke MASUKO
  • Publication number: 20200336719
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus for a system generates a virtual viewpoint image based on image data obtained by performing imaging from a plurality of directions using a plurality of cameras. The information processing apparatus includes a determination unit configured to determine a generation method for generating a virtual viewpoint image using the image data from among a plurality of generation methods depending on a situation of imaging using the plurality of cameras, and an output unit configured to output data in accordance with a result of the determination performed by the determination unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2017
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Inventors: Keisuke Morisawa, Masahiro Handa, Michio Aizawa, Shogo Mizuno, Katsumasa Tanaka, Akihiro Matsushita, Tomohiro Yano, Mai Komiyama, Kenichi Fujii, Atsushi Date
  • Patent number: 10812770
    Abstract: An image processing system for generating a virtual viewpoint image includes: an information acquisition unit configured to acquire viewpoint information indicating a virtual viewpoint; an image acquisition unit configured to acquire, based on a plurality of captured images acquired by shooting a target region by a plurality of cameras in a plurality of directions, background images not including a predetermined object in the target region and an image of the predetermined object; an extraction unit configured to extract a partial image to be used to generate the virtual viewpoint image from a background image included in the background images acquired by the image acquisition unit; and a generation unit configured to generate the virtual viewpoint image based on the partial image extracted by the extraction unit, the image of the predetermined object acquired by the image acquisition unit, and the viewpoint information acquired by the information acquisition unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Tomohiro Yano, Mitsuru Maeda
  • Publication number: 20200329189
    Abstract: A control device for a system generates a virtual viewpoint image based on image data obtained by performing imaging from a plurality of directions using a plurality of cameras. The control device includes an obtaining unit configured to obtain game information specifying a type of game which is a target of imaging performed by the plurality of cameras, a storage unit configured to store information for associating the game information obtained by the obtaining unit with setting information of the system, and a setting unit configured to perform a setting process of the system based on the game information obtained by the obtaining unit and the information stored in the storage unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2017
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Inventors: Katsumasa Tanaka, Masahiro Handa, Michio Aizawa, Shogo Mizuno, Akihiro Matsushita, Keisuke Morisawa, Tomohiro Yano, Mai Komiyama, Kenichi Fujii, Atsushi Date
  • Publication number: 20200322584
    Abstract: A control device for a system generates a virtual viewpoint image based on image data obtained by performing imaging from a plurality of directions using a plurality of cameras. The control device includes a reception unit configured to receive an instruction issued by a user for specifying a virtual viewpoint associated with generation of a virtual viewpoint image, an obtaining unit configured to obtain restriction information for specifying a restriction region where designation of a virtual viewpoint based on the instruction received by the reception unit is restricted, wherein the restriction region is changed in accordance with a parameter associated with the image data, and a notification unit configured to perform a notification based on the restriction information obtained by the obtaining unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2017
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Inventors: Michio Aizawa, Masahiro Handa, Shogo Mizuno, Katsumasa Tanaka, Akihiro Matsushita, Keisuke Morisawa, Tomohiro Yano, Mai Komiyama, Kenichi Fujii, Atsushi Date
  • Publication number: 20200322591
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus for a system generates a virtual viewpoint image based on image data obtained by performing imaging from a plurality of directions using a plurality of cameras. The information processing apparatus includes an obtaining unit configured to obtain a foreground image based on an object region including a predetermined object in a captured image for generating a virtual viewpoint image and a background image based on a region different from the object region in the captured image, wherein the obtained foreground image and the obtained background image having different frame rates, and an output unit configured to output the foreground image and the background image which are obtained by the obtaining unit and which are associated with each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2017
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Applicant: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Tomohiro YANO, Masahiro HANDA, Michio AIZAWA, Shogo MIZUNO, Katsumasa TANAKA, Akihiro MATSUSHITA, Keisuke MORISAWA, Mai KOMIYAMA, Kenichi FUJII, Atsushi DATE
  • Publication number: 20200312014
    Abstract: The image generation apparatus is an image generation apparatus having: a first acquisition unit configured to acquire three-dimensional shape data of a background; a second acquisition unit configured to acquire a two-dimensional map image; a third acquisition unit configured to acquire a first image and a second image; and a generation unit configured to generate a first color information image indicating color information on an element configuring the three-dimensional shape data of the background and generate a second color information image indicating color information on an element configuring the three-dimensional shape data of the background.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2020
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Inventor: Tomohiro Yano