Patents by Inventor Tomonaga Yasuda

Tomonaga Yasuda 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: 20210120171
    Abstract: A determination device includes a processor and a storage device storing instructions that, when executed by the processor, cause the processor to: determine focus setting values of a photographing device, zoom setting values of the photographing device, and moving speeds of a movable body carrying the photographing device at various time points from a first time point to a second time point according to a time needed to change a zoom ratio of the photographing device from a first zoom ratio to a second zoom ratio, the first zoom ratio, and the second zoom ratio.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2020
    Publication date: April 22, 2021
    Inventors: Tomonaga YASUDA, Kenichi HONJO
  • Publication number: 20210109312
    Abstract: A control apparatus includes a control unit for controlling a lens system of the photographing apparatus. When a distance from an object-side focus of the lens system to a photographed object changes from a to n×a due to moving of the photographing apparatus, the control unit changes a focal length of the lens system from f to n×f, and changes a distance from an image-side focus of the lens system to an image plane from b to n×b. The lens system has a zoom lens system and a focus lens system. By controlling the zoom lens system, the control unit changes the focal length of the lens system from f to n×f, and by controlling the focus lens system, the control unit changes the distance from the image-side focus of the lens system from b to n×b.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2020
    Publication date: April 15, 2021
    Applicant: SZ DJI TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kenichi HONJO, Tomonaga YASUDA
  • Publication number: 20210112202
    Abstract: To perform zoom control more effectively when shooting an image with a dolly zoom effect, a control method, a control apparatus, a mobile body, and programs are provided. During moving of a photographing apparatus from a first time point to a second time point, by causing a focus lens and a zoom lens to move, the first control component causes a zoom ratio to change, and causes a focus distance to change; and where during moving of the photographing apparatus from the second time point to a third time point, by performing electronic zooming, a second control component causes the zoom ratio to change and by causing the focus lens to move, the focus distance to change.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2020
    Publication date: April 15, 2021
    Applicant: SZ DJI TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tomonaga YASUDA, Kenichi HONJO, Atsuo MINATO
  • Publication number: 20210092282
    Abstract: Control device, movable object, control method and program are provided. The control device includes a memory and a processor coupled to the memory. The processor is configured to: acquire first resolution information of a resolution of a camera device mounted on a movable object; determine a first geographic area according to the first resolution information; and control the movable object or the camera device, to prevent at least one of: the camera device from photographing in the first geographic area, or an image photographed by the camera device in the first geographic area from being stored.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2020
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Inventors: Tomonaga YASUDA, Kenichi HONJO
  • Publication number: 20200133097
    Abstract: A control device includes a memory storing a program and a processor configured to execute the program to restrict movement of a movable body in response to detecting that a mounting state of a detachable lens assembly at a photographing device of the movable body does not satisfy a pre-set condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2019
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Inventors: Kenichi HONJO, Tomonaga YASUDA
  • Patent number: 10225482
    Abstract: Provided are a method and an apparatus for controlling an electronic device including a flash. The method includes obtaining light emission waveform data including light emission times and light emission intensities of the flash corresponding to a plurality of pre-set guide numbers. Also, calculating a waveform area of the light emission waveform data and calculating light emission amounts regarding the respective guide numbers by using the waveform area. The method further includes calculating a main guide number corresponding to light emission amount that satisfies necessary light emission amounts obtained when the flash pre-flashes from among the respective light emission amounts and controlling the flash to emit light according to a light emission time and light emission intensity based on the calculated main guide number.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Inventor: Tomonaga Yasuda
  • Publication number: 20170171447
    Abstract: Provided are a method and an apparatus for controlling an electronic device including a flash. The method includes obtaining light emission waveform data including light emission times and light emission intensities of the flash corresponding to a plurality of pre-set guide numbers. Also, calculating a waveform area of the light emission waveform data and calculating light emission amounts regarding the respective guide numbers by using the waveform area. The method further includes calculating a main guide number corresponding to light emission amount that satisfies necessary light emission amounts obtained when the flash pre-flashes from among the respective light emission amounts and controlling the flash to emit light according to a light emission time and light emission intensity based on the calculated main guide number.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Publication date: June 15, 2017
    Inventor: Tomonaga Yasuda
  • Patent number: 9632395
    Abstract: A method of controlling an accessory device which is connected with a body unit of an interchangeable lens system camera is described. The method includes: receiving identification information of a first device from the first device through a first communication path that passes through a digital signal processing unit of the accessory device; generating combination information by adding identification information of the accessory device to the identification information of the first device; transmitting the combination information to a second device through the first communication path; and when receiving a switching signal from the second device, switching the first communication path to a second communication path that does not pass through the digital signal processing unit of the accessory device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tomonaga Yasuda
  • Publication number: 20150070521
    Abstract: A method of controlling an accessory device which is connected with a body unit of an interchangeable lens system camera is described. The method includes: receiving identification information of a first device from the first device through a first communication path that passes through a digital signal processing unit of the accessory device; generating combination information by adding identification information of the accessory device to the identification information of the first device; transmitting the combination information to a second device through the first communication path; and when receiving a switching signal from the second device, switching the first communication path to a second communication path that does not pass through the digital signal processing unit of the accessory device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventor: Tomonaga Yasuda
  • Patent number: 8817177
    Abstract: Provided are methods of controlling digital image processing apparatus, in which a communication method may be transitioned to burst communication when an amount of data for communication with an external device is great, digital image processing apparatuses to which the methods are applied, and communication systems including the digital image processing apparatuses. In the methods, according to a type or a state of an external device or an operating state of the digital image processing apparatus, when an amount of data to be transmitted is large, burst communication may be performed, and if the amount of data is not as large, single communication may be performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tomonaga Yasuda
  • Patent number: 8478004
    Abstract: A method of controlling a digital image processing apparatus that performs a moving picture photographing mode and a reproduction mode. The method includes the operations of detecting face frames where faces of different persons exist in an operations of storing images of a series of frames in a moving picture file in the moving picture photographing mode, storing representative image frames including face frames selected from the detected face frames in the moving picture photographing mode, and displaying images of the stored representative image frames to indicate the moving picture file in the reproduction mode. The method can be performed by a controller of the digital image processing apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Seung-yun Lee, Tomonaga Yasuda
  • Publication number: 20120051448
    Abstract: Provided are methods of controlling digital image processing apparatus, in which a communication method may be transitioned to burst communication when an amount of data for communication with an external device is great, digital image processing apparatuses to which the methods are applied, and communication systems including the digital image processing apparatuses. In the methods, according to a type or a state of an external device or an operating state of the digital image processing apparatus, when an amount of data to be transmitted is large, burst communication may be performed, and if the amount of data is not as large, single communication may be performed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2011
    Publication date: March 1, 2012
    Applicant: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tomonaga Yasuda
  • Patent number: 8013892
    Abstract: In this photographing apparatus, when it is recognized that communication with an external device is possible, the operating mode is set to the communication mode, in which communication can be carried out with the external device. Once there is communication connection with the external device, signals to change the mode from the mode selecting device, which directs the operating mode of the photography apparatus, are ignored, and a shift from the communication mode to another mode is prohibited.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2011
    Assignee: Olympus Corporation
    Inventor: Tomonaga Yasuda
  • Publication number: 20100271491
    Abstract: In this photographing apparatus, when it is recognized that communication with an external device is possible, the operating mode is set to the communication mode, in which communication can be carried out with the external device. Once there is communication connection with the external device, signals to change the mode from the mode selecting device, which directs the operating mode of the photography apparatus, are ignored, and a shift from the communication mode to another mode is prohibited.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2010
    Publication date: October 28, 2010
    Inventor: Tomonaga YASUDA
  • Publication number: 20100253805
    Abstract: When a CPU obtains a directive about an attribute of an image data file stored on a memory card, it is determined whether or not the image data file has an attribute related to the directive. Then, an album list file containing album lists including file names having common attributes relating to the directive in the image data files stored in the memory card is generated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2010
    Publication date: October 7, 2010
    Applicant: Olympus Corporation
    Inventor: Tomonaga YASUDA
  • Patent number: 7777779
    Abstract: In this photographing apparatus, when it is recognized that communication with an external device is possible, the operating mode is set to the communication mode, in which communication can be carried out with the external device. Once there is communication connection with the external device, signals to change the mode from the mode selecting device, which directs the operating mode of the photography apparatus, are ignored, and a shift from the communication mode to another mode is prohibited.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2010
    Assignee: Olympus Corporation
    Inventor: Tomonaga Yasuda
  • Patent number: 7716200
    Abstract: An image management apparatus storing an input primary image and a replay-use reduced image corresponding to the input image comprises a first storage medium; a first database makeup unit for making up first database information for identifying a group to which the reduced image belongs when recording the primary image in the first storage medium; a second recording medium; a duplication unit for duplicating first database information and a reduced image recorded in the second recording medium into the first recording medium when the remainder capacity of, or the number of recorded files in, the second recording medium meets a predetermined condition; and a second database makeup unit for deleting first database information and a reduced image which are duplicated into the first recording medium from the second recording medium and also making up second database information for identifying the duplicated first database information in the second recording medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2010
    Assignee: Olympus Imaging Corp.
    Inventor: Tomonaga Yasuda
  • Publication number: 20090231468
    Abstract: Provided is a method of controlling a digital imaging apparatus enabled to maintain a ready-to-capture state, with a shutter opened, the method comprising (a) displaying an image of a target subject in a live-view, with the shutter opened; (b) obtaining live-view information of the image; (c) when an imaging start signal is input, before a main exposure, metering a reflected light from the target subject by using a lighter sensor; (d) obtaining metering information; (e) determining a condition for the main exposure by using the live-view information and the metering information; and (f) performing an imaging operation while performing the main exposure by using the determined condition for the main exposure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2009
    Publication date: September 17, 2009
    Applicant: Samsung Techwin Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tomonaga Yasuda
  • Patent number: 7525591
    Abstract: An image display apparatus for displaying acquired image data on a display part determines whether the acquired image data needs correcting, and when determining that some correction is necessary, causes the display part to show preset correction contents. When an operator selects one of the correction contents displayed, the image display apparatus corrects the acquired data based on the correction content selected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2009
    Assignee: Olympus Imaging Corp.
    Inventor: Tomonaga Yasuda
  • Publication number: 20080317296
    Abstract: A method of controlling a digital image processing apparatus that performs a moving picture photographing mode and a reproduction mode. The method includes the operations of detecting face frames where faces of different persons exist in an operations of storing images of a series of frames in a moving picture file in the moving picture photographing mode, storing representative image frames including face frames selected from the detected face frames in the moving picture photographing mode, and displaying images of the stored representative image frames to indicate the moving picture file in the reproduction mode. The method can be performed by a controller of the digital image processing apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2008
    Publication date: December 25, 2008
    Applicant: Samsung Techwin Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Seung-yun Lee, Tomonaga Yasuda