Patents by Inventor Tsuneo Sato

Tsuneo Sato 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: 11463593
    Abstract: A printer-equipped camera includes an instant film pack loading unit in which an instant film pack including an exposure opening is loaded, a first displaying unit of which a displaying surface is arranged to face an exposure surface of an instant film in the instant film pack through the exposure opening with respect to the instant film pack loaded in the instant film pack loading unit, and that exposes the instant film by displaying an image, a light exit direction restriction member that is included on the displaying surface of the first displaying unit and restricts a light exit direction of light from each pixel of the first displaying unit to a constant range, the light exit direction restriction member being arranged to be spaced from the exposure surface of the instant film, an imaging unit that captures a subject image, and a second displaying unit that displays an image to an outside.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Kurase, Tsuneo Sato, Kenji Sugiyama
  • Publication number: 20210409596
    Abstract: An image processing device includes an image acquisition unit that acquires a captured image to be processed from a storage unit in which a captured image having first date/time information indicating a time of imaging is stored, a date/time information acquisition unit that acquires the first date/time information and acquires second date/time information indicating a date/time when the captured image to be processed is acquired, an elapsed date/time calculation unit that calculates an elapsed date/time from the time of imaging by making a comparison between the first date/time information and the second date/time information, and an image processing unit that selects image processing based on a length of the elapsed date/time from among a plurality of kinds of image processing that change according to the length of the elapsed date/time and performs the selected image processing on the captured image to be processed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2021
    Publication date: December 30, 2021
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Rina FUJINO, Toshiaki NAGAI, Tsuneo SATO
  • Publication number: 20210409553
    Abstract: An image to be printed is displayed in an image display region EA1 set on a center line L passing through a center of a screen in a width direction. A print button PB for providing an instruction for printing of the image and an image editing menu buttons EB1 to EB3 are displayed in a button display region EA2 side by side along the width direction of the screen. The print button PB is disposed on the center line L and displayed in a larger size than other buttons EB1 to EB3. In a case in which the image editing menu button is touch-operated, a plurality of operation buttons for image editing are expanded and displayed in an operation region EA3 between the button display region EA2 and the image display region EA1. The operation buttons for image editing are displayed in a radial pattern on the same circumference around a point set on the center line L.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2021
    Publication date: December 30, 2021
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Toshiaki NAGAI, Tsuneo SATO
  • Publication number: 20210394530
    Abstract: A digital camera with a printer is a digital camera with a printer and includes a communication unit that communicates with a digital camera with a printer that is another apparatus, and an image composition unit that generates a composite image in which a first image captured by the digital camera with a printer that is an owned apparatus and a second image captured by the other apparatus are composited, in which the communication unit transmits the composite image to the other apparatus. A user of the other apparatus can also obtain the composite image. Accordingly, the composite image can be enjoyed by capturing images using a plurality of cameras.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2021
    Publication date: December 23, 2021
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Rina FUJINO, Toshiaki NAGAI, Tsuneo SATO
  • Publication number: 20210185183
    Abstract: A printer-equipped camera includes an instant film pack loading unit in which an instant film pack including an exposure opening is loaded, a first displaying unit of which a displaying surface is arranged to face an exposure surface of an instant film in the instant film pack through the exposure opening with respect to the instant film pack loaded in the instant film pack loading unit, and that exposes the instant film by displaying an image, a light exit direction restriction member that is included on the displaying surface of the first displaying unit and restricts a light exit direction of light from each pixel of the first displaying unit to a constant range, the light exit direction restriction member being arranged to be spaced from the exposure surface of the instant film, an imaging unit that captures a subject image, and a second displaying unit that displays an image to an outside.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2021
    Publication date: June 17, 2021
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroyuki KURASE, Tsuneo SATO, Kenji SUGIYAMA
  • Publication number: 20210181605
    Abstract: A printer-equipped camera includes an instant film pack loading unit in which an instant film pack, a first displaying unit of which a displaying surface is arranged to face an exposure surface of an instant film in the instant film pack through the exposure opening with respect to the instant film pack loaded in the instant film pack loading unit, and that exposes the instant film by displaying an image, a light exit direction restriction member that is included on the displaying surface of the first displaying unit and restricts a light exit direction of light from each pixel of the first displaying unit to a constant range, an imaging unit that captures a subject image, a second displaying unit that displays an image to an outside, a print instruction unit that provides a print instruction for the image displayed on the second displaying unit, and a displaying control unit that exposes the exposure surface of the instant film by displaying the image on the first displaying unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2021
    Publication date: June 17, 2021
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroyuki KURASE, Tsuneo SATO
  • Publication number: 20210185184
    Abstract: A printer-equipped digital camera and a displaying control method thereof capable of printing a high quality image and reducing a power load are provided. A printer-equipped digital camera 1 includes a film loading chamber 50 in which an instant film pack 100 is loaded, an exposure display 56, a louver plate 62 that is included on a displaying surface of the exposure display 56, an imaging lens 12, an image sensor 42, and an image displaying display 16, in which an image is recorded on the instant film 110 by displaying the image on the exposure display 56. Displaying of the image displaying display 16 is switched OFF while the image is displayed on the exposure display 56.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2021
    Publication date: June 17, 2021
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroyuki KURASE, Tsuneo SATO
  • Patent number: 10951416
    Abstract: A map information management system includes a map company exclusive application data management device that confirms data authenticity from encrypted data obtained from a dynamic map data management device and generates encrypted data from added map company exclusive application data to dynamic map data by a map company exclusive secret key, and an automotive data management device that obtains added map company exclusive application data to dynamic map data from the map company exclusive application data management device, confirms data authenticity that is added map company exclusive application data to dynamic map data with using a map company exclusive application data public key, and generates encrypted data from data with automotive company exclusive application data by an automotive company exclusive application data secret key. When providing map information via plural organizations, the map information management system prevents data alteration and confirms data authenticity of the map information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Tsuda, Tsuneo Sato, Toshiki Kawase
  • Patent number: 10839679
    Abstract: A map database stores map data. The map data includes position reference point data including identification information of a position reference point being set in an intersection area where traffic lanes intersect, join, or diverge and an absolute position of the position reference point. A communication system receives the identification information of the position reference point and a relative position of another vehicle to the absolute position of the position reference point. A vehicle position information processing unit acquires the absolute position of the position reference point from the position reference point data on the basis of the received identification information of the position reference point. Then, the vehicle position information processing unit specifies a position of the another vehicle on the basis of the acquired absolute position of the position reference point and the received relative position of the another vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Tsuda, Toshiki Kawase, Tsuneo Sato, Yukishiro Saito, Kuniaki Miyazaki
  • Patent number: 10645233
    Abstract: There are provided a printer, a digital camera with a printer, and a printing method which are capable of simply printing an image having photographic composition intended by a user. A frame layout is displayed on a monitor. Based on an operation of an operation unit, images stored in an internal memory are displayed in frames, and images to be arranged in the frames are selected. In this case, portions of the images corresponding to the frames are cut out, and the images are displayed in the frames. Based on an operation of the operation unit, the images to be arranged in the frames are adjusted by zooming and/or moving the images to be arranged in the frames within the frames. After setting of images for all the frames is completed, an image displayed on the monitor is printed according to a print instruction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshikuni Nishiura, Shinichi Fujimoto, Tsuneo Sato
  • Patent number: 10547771
    Abstract: There are provided a printer, a digital camera with a printer, and a printing method which are capable of simply printing a desired image. In the digital camera with a printer, a first storage area and a second storage area are provided in storage areas of an internal memory. A printed image is recorded in the first storage area. A captured image is recorded in the second storage area. A first playback mode and a second playback mode are provided as a playback mode. In a case where the first playback mode is selected, the image recorded in the first storage area is played, and in a case where the second playback mode is selected, the image recorded in the second storage unit is played. The image being played is printed according to a print instruction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshikuni Nishiura, Shinichi Fujimoto, Tsuneo Sato
  • Publication number: 20190392708
    Abstract: A map database stores map data. The map data includes position reference point data including identification information of a position reference point being set in an intersection area where traffic lanes intersect, join, or diverge and an absolute position of the position reference point. A communication system receives the identification information of the position reference point and a relative position of another vehicle to the absolute position of the position reference point. A vehicle position information processing unit acquires the absolute position of the position reference point from the position reference point data on the basis of the received identification information of the position reference point. Then, the vehicle position information processing unit specifies a position of the another vehicle on the basis of the acquired absolute position of the position reference point and the received relative position of the another vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2017
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshiaki TSUDA, Toshiki KAWASE, Tsuneo SATO, Yukishiro SAITO, Kuniaki MIYAZAKI
  • Patent number: 10496339
    Abstract: In a printer according to an aspect, since a received image is rotated such that the marginal area is positioned in a specific direction with respect to the subject in a case where the image is printed on the instant film, it is possible to acquire the print on which the marginal area is positioned in the desired direction with respect to the subject in a case where the image is printed by using the instant film having the image forming area and the marginal area. A user can fill out a message in such a marginal area, and can acquire a print having a good appearance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Yusuke Kitagawa, Shinichi Fujimoto, Tsuneo Sato
  • Publication number: 20190349757
    Abstract: A positioning terminal transmits terminal position information to a position authentication device. The position authentication device acquires a digitized positioning signal and a positioning augmentation signal as the same data as data used by the positioning terminal device to calculate a positioning position and a positioning time included in the terminal position information. The position authentication device calculates a corresponding position corresponding to the positioning position included in the terminal position information and a corresponding time corresponding to the positioning time included in the terminal position information, based on the acquired digitized positioning signal and positioning augmentation signal, and compares the corresponding position with the positioning position and compares the corresponding time with the positioning time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Inventors: Tsuneo SATO, Mitsunobu YOSHIDA
  • Publication number: 20190028279
    Abstract: A map information management system includes a map company exclusive application data management device that confirms data authenticity from encrypted data obtained from a dynamic map data management device and generates encrypted data from added map company exclusive application data to dynamic map data by a map company exclusive secret key, and an automotive data management device that obtains added map company exclusive application data to dynamic map data from the map company exclusive application data management device, confirms data authenticity that is added map company exclusive application data to dynamic map data with using a map company exclusive application data public key, and generates encrypted data from data with automotive company exclusive application data by an automotive company exclusive application data secret key. When providing map information via plural organizations, the map information management system prevents data alteration and confirms data authenticity of the map information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2016
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshiaki TSUDA, Tsuneo SATO, Toshiki KAWASE
  • Publication number: 20180373910
    Abstract: A three-dimensional position information generation unit generates three-dimensional position information using measured data acquired by a measurement instrument. An additional information acquisition unit acquires, as additional information, at least any one of authenticated user information, instrument information, and measurement information. An information encryption unit encrypts a set of the generated three-dimensional position information and the acquired additional information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2016
    Publication date: December 27, 2018
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Tsuneo SATO, Mitsunobu YOSHIDA
  • Publication number: 20180218534
    Abstract: An outer shape of an outline of a structure which is a creation target of a drawing is acquired from map information, and distance images of a plurality of portions including annex information indicating an imaging position and an imaging direction captured by dividing the structure by a plurality of times from a Time Of Flight (TOF) camera are acquired. A connection processing unit connects the acquired distance images of the plurality of portions with each other, by using the annex information on the distance images, however, connects the distance images so that the distance images correspond to the outer shape of the structure, by using the outer shape of the structure at the time of the connection. A drawing creation unit automatically creates a drawing of the structure from the distance images (three-dimensional information on the entire structure) connected with each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2018
    Publication date: August 2, 2018
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Tsuneo SATO, Satoshi KUBOTA, Masayuki NEGORO
  • Publication number: 20180176397
    Abstract: There are provided a printer with good operability, a digital camera with a printer, and an information display method of a printer. In a digital camera with a printer, a printing target image is displayed on a monitor. In a case where an image being displayed on the monitor is printed, an imaging image to be printed is displayed so as to be overlapped on the image being displayed. The imaging image is moved along an ejection direction of a medium, and is removed from a screen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2017
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshikuni NISHIURA, Shinichi FUJIMOTO, Tsuneo SATO
  • Publication number: 20180176433
    Abstract: There are provided a printer, a digital camera with a printer, and a printing method which are capable of simply printing a desired image. In the digital camera with a printer, a first storage area and a second storage area are provided in storage areas of an internal memory. A printed image is recorded in the first storage area. A captured image is recorded in the second storage area. A first playback mode and a second playback mode are provided as a playback mode. In a case where the first playback mode is selected, the image recorded in the first storage area is played, and in a case where the second playback mode is selected, the image recorded in the second storage unit is played. The image being played is printed according to a print instruction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2017
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshikuni NISHIURA, Shinichi FUJIMOTO, Tsuneo SATO
  • Publication number: 20180176396
    Abstract: There are provided a printer, a digital camera with a printer, and a printing method which are capable of simply printing an image having photographic composition intended by a user. A frame layout is displayed on a monitor. Based on an operation of an operation unit, images stored in an internal memory are displayed in frames, and images to be arranged in the frames are selected. In this case, portions of the images corresponding to the frames are cut out, and the images are displayed in the frames. Based on an operation of the operation unit, the images to be arranged in the frames are adjusted by zooming and/or moving the images to be arranged in the frames within the frames. After setting of images for all the frames is completed, an image displayed on the monitor is printed according to a print instruction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2017
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshikuni NISHIURA, Shinichi FUJIMOTO, Tsuneo SATO