Patents by Inventor Tomokazu Wakasugi

Tomokazu Wakasugi 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: 20120293544
    Abstract: According to an embodiment of the invention, in an image display apparatus, the image capturing unit captures an image including the hands of the operator. The gesture recognition unit recognizes at least one type of hand shapes of both hands in the captured image of the operator as a recognition object, compares a first geometric region defined by the hand shapes of both hands presented by the operator with the display screen, and recognizes the first geometric region as a second geometric region in a display screen coordinate system. The image generation unit performs emphasis processing of an image of the second geometric region displayed on the display screen. The display unit displays the emphasized image of the second geometric region on the display screen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2012
    Publication date: November 22, 2012
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Arata Miyamoto, Shingo Yanagawa, Tomokazu Wakasugi
  • Patent number: 8116534
    Abstract: A face recognition apparatus includes an image sequence acquiring unit, a face image acquiring unit, an intra-sequence classifying unit, an inter-sequence classifying unit, an identification unit, and a reference image storing unit. A plurality of cameras are attached in a corridor for monitoring one place with these cameras, so that when a plurality of moving people pass through, identification is performed for each moving people. Face images are classified into fragmental face image sets, and the fragmental face image sets are classified into integrated sets to achieve the identification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2012
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Masashi Nishiyama, Mayumi Yuasa, Tomoyuki Shibata, Tomokazu Wakasugi, Osamu Yamaguchi
  • Publication number: 20110007975
    Abstract: According to embodiments, an image display apparatus includes: a face detection processing section configured to detect face areas included in video content to generate face cut-out images including the face areas; a face clustering processing section configured to group a plurality of face cut-out images included in the video content by respective characters of the video content to classify clusters corresponding to the characters; an evaluation section configured to obtain evaluation values by evaluating the plurality of face cut-out images in relation to one or more evaluation items among a plurality of evaluation items corresponding to a plurality of features included in the face cut-out images; and a selection section configured to select face cut-out images in which evaluation values are within a predetermined range from among the plurality of face cut-out images in the clusters as representative face icon images used for display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2010
    Publication date: January 13, 2011
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Hisashi Kazama, Kei Takizawa, Tomokazu Wakasugi, Yosuke Bando
  • Publication number: 20100266166
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes: a sequence creating section configured to create a plurality of sequences in such a manner that one sequence includes consecutive face images of a same person in video image data; a similarity calculating section configured to calculate a first similarity of each pair in a plurality of face image dictionaries created for each sequence and a second similarity of each pair of each face image dictionary and a predetermined plurality of dictionaries; a similarity correcting section configured to correct the calculated and obtained plurality of first similarities by the second similarities; and a face clustering section configured to compare the plurality of first similarities corrected by the similarity correcting section with a predetermined threshold to cluster the plurality of face image dictionaries.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2010
    Publication date: October 21, 2010
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Tomokazu Kawahara, Tomoyuki Shibata, Tomokazu Wakasugi
  • Publication number: 20090041312
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes a unit configured to detect face areas from frames of an input moving image; a unit configured to identify face conditions, which vary depending on a face direction, from the face areas; a unit configured to classify the face areas based on the face conditions; a unit configured to correlate, when a moving distance of the face areas between adjacent frames is within a threshold value, the face areas in the frames as one sequence; a unit configured to create dictionaries in which the face areas classified based on the conditions are stored for respective sequences; a unit configured to calculate a degree of similarity between face areas, of the same condition, stored in dictionaries in different sequences, to connect sequences whose degree of similarity is high, and to determine that the face areas belonging to the connected sequences are of the same person.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2008
    Publication date: February 12, 2009
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventor: Tomokazu Wakasugi
  • Publication number: 20070297652
    Abstract: A face recognition apparatus includes an image sequence acquiring unit, a face image acquiring unit, an intra-sequence classifying unit, an inter-sequence classifying unit, an identification unit, and a reference image storing unit. A plurality of cameras are attached in a corridor for monitoring one place with these cameras, so that when a plurality of moving people pass through, identification is performed for each moving people. Face images are classified into fragmental face image sets, and the fragmental face image sets are classified into integrated sets to achieve the identification.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2007
    Publication date: December 27, 2007
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Masashi Nishiyama, Mayumi Yuasa, Tomoyuki Shibata, Tomokazu Wakasugi, Osamu Yamaguchi
  • Publication number: 20070253598
    Abstract: An image monitoring apparatus includes: plural cameras, each of which obtains a plurality of images; a detection unit that detects an area occupied by at least one target candidates from each of the plural images; a storage that stores a first data for recognizing at least one target; a recognizing unit that recognizes the at least one target in each of the areas based on the first data; a camera evaluation unit that obtains evaluation values for respective cameras based on the plural images obtained by the respective cameras; a selection unit that selects one of the cameras based on the evaluation values; and an output unit that outputs a recognition obtained by using one of the plural images obtained by the selected one of the cameras.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2007
    Publication date: November 1, 2007
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Mayumi Yuasa, Masashi Nishiyama, Tomokazu Wakasugi, Tomoyuki Shibata, Osamu Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 7127086
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus. A camera inputs an image of a face of a person to be recognized. A recognition area detection section generates a difference image between the input image and a predetermined pattern, and detects a recognition area whose value is above a threshold from the input image. An input data generation section converts the recognition area to a predetermined input data. A similarity calculation section calculates a similarity by comparing the predetermined input data with a predetermined dictionary data. A view position of the camera is located lower than a position of the face of the person. A direction of the optical axis of the camera represents an angle of elevation from a horizontal direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2006
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Mayumi Yuasa, Kaoru Suzuki, Kazuhiro Fukui, Osamu Yamaguchi, Tomokazu Wakasugi
  • Publication number: 20040042644
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus. A camera inputs an image of a face of a person to be recognized. A recognition area detection section generates a difference image between the input image and a predetermined pattern, and detects a recognition area whose value is above a threshold from the input image. An input data generation section converts the recognition area to a predetermined input data. A similarity calculation section calculates a similarity by comparing the predetermined input data with a predetermined dictionary data. A view position of the camera is located lower than a position of the face of the person. A direction of the optical axis of the camera represents an angle of elevation from a horizontal direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2003
    Publication date: March 4, 2004
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Mayumi Yuasa, Kaoru Suzuki, Kazuhiro Fukui, Osamu Yamaguchi, Tomokazu Wakasugi
  • Patent number: 6690814
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus. A camera inputs an image of a face of a person to be recognized. A recognition area detection section generates a difference image between the input image and a predetermined pattern, and detects a recognition area whose value is above a threshold from the input image. An input data generation section converts the recognition area to a predetermined input data. A similarity calculation section calculates a similarity by comparing the predetermined input data with a predetermined dictionary data. A view position of the camera is located lower than a position of the face of the person. A direction of the optical axis of the camera represents an angle of elevation from a horizontal direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2004
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Mayumi Yuasa, Kaoru Suzuki, Kazuhiro Fukui, Osamu Yamaguchi, Tomokazu Wakasugi