Patents by Inventor Tsuneo Kasai

Tsuneo Kasai 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: 20080199098
    Abstract: An information processing method includes: obtaining, from image data, data indicating a characteristic of an image indicated by the image data; obtaining, from supplemental data appended to the image data, data other than data relating to a scene; and identifying a scene of the image with data indicating the characteristic of the image and the data other than data relating to the scene as characteristic amounts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2008
    Publication date: August 21, 2008
    Applicant: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Tsuneo Kasai, Naoki Kuwata, Hirokazu Kasahara
  • Publication number: 20080199079
    Abstract: An information processing method of the present invention includes acquiring scene information of image data from supplemental data appended to the image data, identifying a scene of an image represented by the image data based on the image data, and storing the identified scene in the supplemental data when there is a mismatch between a scene indicated by the scene information and the identified scene.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2008
    Publication date: August 21, 2008
    Applicant: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Tsuneo Kasai, Naoki Kuwata, Hirokazu Kasahara
  • Publication number: 20080199085
    Abstract: A category classification apparatus includes: a partial characteristic amount obtaining section that obtains a plurality of partial characteristic amounts indicating characteristics of portions that are respectively represented by each of a plurality of partial image data, based on each of the plurality of partial image data obtained by dividing image data representing an image; an overall characteristic amount obtaining section that obtains an overall characteristic amount indicating an overall characteristic of the image, based on the plurality of partial characteristic amounts; and a category classifier that classifies a category to which the image belongs, based on at least one of the partial characteristic amounts and the overall characteristic amount.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2008
    Publication date: August 21, 2008
    Applicant: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Tsuneo KASAI, Hirokazu Kasahara, Kenji Fukasawa
  • Publication number: 20070247662
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus for printing includes an analysis unit, a correction unit, a print-data generating unit, and a storage unit. When first analysis data corresponding to target image data has been generated, the analysis unit does not perform analysis processing on the target image data. When first analysis data corresponding to the target image data has not been generated, the analysis unit performs analysis processing on the target image data and generates second analysis data. The correction unit corrects the target image data using the first or second analysis data corresponding to the target image data and generates corrected image data. The print-data generating unit generates print data using the corrected image data. The storage unit stores the second analysis data in association with the corresponding target image data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2007
    Publication date: October 25, 2007
    Applicant: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Tsuneo Kasai, Fumio Nagasaka, Iwane Ikeda, Takashige Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20070183767
    Abstract: Provided is a photographing parameter setting system including: a photographing device which photographs an image; and a photographing information providing device which provides photographing information for specifying predetermined photographing parameter values to the photographing device, wherein the photographing information providing device includes: a photographing information storage unit which stores photographing information corresponding to a photographing opportunity defined by a temporal range and a geographic range; and a photographing information transmission unit which transmits the photographing information stored in the photographing information storage unit, and wherein the photographing device includes: a photographing information reception unit which receives the photographing information transmitted from the photographing information transmission unit; and a photographing parameter setting unit which sets the predetermined photographing parameter values used for photographing at the phot
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2007
    Publication date: August 9, 2007
    Applicant: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Tsuneo Kasai, Hirokazu Kasahara, Michihiro Nagaishi
  • Publication number: 20070055699
    Abstract: A photo image retrieval system that stores a plurality of photo images and a plurality of text data, and extracts and displays any of the photo images using an input retrieval sentence as an index.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2006
    Publication date: March 8, 2007
    Inventor: Tsuneo Kasai
  • Publication number: 20050102280
    Abstract: A search system is provided. The search system has: an interface unit for starting an interface component corresponding to an installed browser by utilizing a browser function capable of interpreting a script contained in an HTML file, and accessing a search component through the interface component; and a search engine unit started by the search component and adapted to interpret an inputted character string and search for data corresponding to the character string in a database in accordance with the result of the interpretation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2004
    Publication date: May 12, 2005
    Inventors: Takashige Tanaka, Tsuneo Kasai, Kazuyoshi Nagayasu