Patents by Inventor Tsuyoshi Yokomizo

Tsuyoshi Yokomizo 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: 10863100
    Abstract: A control apparatus includes a determination unit configured to perform detection processing for detecting a volume of a sound obtained by sound obtaining unit corresponding to imaging unit, determine whether the volume is not less than a threshold, and execute volume determination processing for outputting a determination result, a change control unit configured to perform first change control for changing an imaging direction in the imaging unit, and a control unit configured to control to change control associated with the volume determination processing when the first change control is executed by the change control unit and the second change control is executed by the change control unit, so as not to set a state in which the first change control is performed, upon execution of the second change control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Tsuyoshi Yokomizo
  • Patent number: 10848685
    Abstract: The present invention provides an imaging system which allows an imaging direction to be changed to a position intended by the user. An imaging system according to the present invention includes an image acquiring unit adapted to acquire an image captured by the first imaging apparatus; a position determining unit adapted to determine one of a plurality of pieces of position information in an object space of the image as an imaging position in priority order; and a controlling unit adapted to change a viewing point of a second imaging apparatus based on the imaging position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Tsuyoshi Yokomizo
  • Patent number: 10607322
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus obtains a first image, and cuts out at least a portion of the first image to generate a second image that is distortion-corrected. The image processing apparatus provides a first user interface for setting, in the first image, an area associated with a function that influences encoding processing, and a second user interface for setting, in the second image, an area associated with the function that influences encoding processing. The image processing apparatus encodes the first image based on the area set using the first user interface, and encodes the second image using the area set using the second user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Tsuyoshi Yokomizo
  • Patent number: 10593013
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus obtains a first image, cuts out at least a portion of the first image to generate a second image that is distortion-corrected, receives designation of a first area in which image quality is to be different in the first image, calculates a second area in the second image, the second area corresponding to the first area designated in the first image, and sets, as an area associated with a function that influences encoding processing for encoding the second image, an area that includes the second area and is based on a processing unit of the encoding processing for encoding the second image, the processing unit being an area in the second image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Tsuyoshi Yokomizo
  • Patent number: 10531087
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes a setting unit configured to set, within an image, a specified region which is associated with a set quantization parameter, a determination unit configured to determine a quantization parameter to be used in encoding of an image of an outside of the specified region, in such a manner that a generated code amount obtained by encoding the image becomes a target code amount, and a changing unit configured, in a case in which the specified region is changed when the determination unit is activated, to change a quantization parameter of the image to a predetermined fixed value in such a manner that an image quality of the image becomes lower than a previous image quality obtained from a quantization parameter set for the specified region before the change.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Tsuyoshi Yokomizo
  • Publication number: 20190098222
    Abstract: A control apparatus includes a determination unit configured to perform detection processing for detecting a volume of a sound obtained by sound obtaining unit corresponding to imaging unit, determine whether the volume is not less than a threshold, and execute volume determination processing for outputting a determination result, a change control unit configured to perform first change control for changing an imaging direction in the imaging unit, and a control unit configured to control to change control associated with the volume determination processing when the first change control is executed by the change control unit and the second change control is executed by the change control unit, so as not to set a state in which the first change control is performed, upon execution of the second change control.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Inventor: Tsuyoshi Yokomizo
  • Patent number: 10171747
    Abstract: An image capturing apparatus to communicate with an external apparatus includes an image capturing unit, a receiving unit, a control unit, a determining unit, and a transmitting unit. The receiving unit receives, from the external apparatus, a synthesizing command for controlling an operation of synthesizing images that have been captured by the image capturing unit under different exposure conditions, and an exposure setting command for controlling an operation of obtaining an image that has been generated under a set exposure condition. The control unit controls an operation that is performed based on the synthesizing and exposure setting commands, where the receiving unit receives the synthesizing and exposure setting commands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Tsuyoshi Yokomizo
  • Publication number: 20180365814
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus obtains a first image, and cuts out at least a portion of the first image to generate a second image that is distortion-corrected. The image processing apparatus provides a first user interface for setting, in the first image, an area associated with a function that influences encoding processing, and a second user interface for setting, in the second image, an area associated with the function that influences encoding processing. The image processing apparatus encodes the first image based on the area set using the first user interface, and encodes the second image using the area set using the second user interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2018
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Inventor: Tsuyoshi Yokomizo
  • Publication number: 20180365799
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus obtains a first image, cuts out at least a portion of the first image to generate a second image that is distortion-corrected, receives designation of a first area in which image quality is to be different in the first image, calculates a second area in the second image, the second area corresponding to the first area designated in the first image, and sets, as an area associated with a function that influences encoding processing for encoding the second image, an area that includes the second area and is based on a processing unit of the encoding processing for encoding the second image, the processing unit being an area in the second image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2018
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Inventor: Tsuyoshi Yokomizo
  • Patent number: 10148860
    Abstract: An imaging apparatus which communicates with an external apparatus via a network, includes an imaging unit; a first image processing unit configured to change, by image processing, a brightness of a captured image output from the imaging unit; a second image processing unit configured to change, by image processing that is different from the image processing by the first image processing unit, a brightness of a captured image output from the imaging unit; a receiving unit configured to receive, from the external apparatus via the network, a single command in which first image processing information for controlling an operation of the first image processing unit and second image processing information for controlling an operation of the second image processing unit may be described; and a control unit configured to control the first image processing unit and the second image processing unit in accordance with the command received by the receiving unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Tsuyoshi Yokomizo
  • Patent number: 10088191
    Abstract: False determination in the presence or absence of a person in a in a room is limited. An air conditioner suspends an air conditioning operation if a room is vacant. If at least one of motion detectors, each provided to one of the indoor units, starts to detect the presence of a person during suspension of the air conditioning operation, an indoor controller of an indoor unit sums, for each of the motion detectors, time periods in which the presence of the person is detected to obtain a detection time period sum. If any one of detection time period sums, each for one of the motion detectors, reaches a reference value within a predetermined time period, the outdoor controller causes the air conditioner to resume the air conditioning operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Daikin Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Ryouta Suhara, Takayoshi Yamamoto, Tsuyoshi Yokomizo, Tomoo Masuda
  • Publication number: 20180191943
    Abstract: A communication unit which receives a first SetSC command to mount an internal recording medium and a second SetSC command to mount a cloud storage from a client apparatus over an IP network and a surveillance camera which, if a command received by the communication unit is a first SetStorageConfiguration command, mounts the internal recording medium by an access protocol for accessing the internal recording medium and, if the command received by the communication unit is a second SetStorageConfiguration command, mounts the cloud storage by CDMI.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2018
    Publication date: July 5, 2018
    Inventor: Tsuyoshi Yokomizo
  • Patent number: 10006463
    Abstract: An air conditioning apparatus includes a centrifugal fan mounted in an interior of a casing and a pressure sensor. The pressure sensor can have a primary-side pressure detection tube opened in a position adjacent to a circumferential part of the casing on an inlet side surface of the bell mouth of the fan when the bell mouth is seen from a direction along the rotary shaft to detect a primary-side pressure of the centrifugal fan. Alternatively, the pressure sensor can have a primary-side pressure detection tube opened in a position adjacent to a circumferential part of the casing on a heat exchanger compartment side surface of the partition member when the partition member is seen from a direction along the rotary shaft to detect a primary-side pressure of the centrifugal fan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Daikin Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takashi Kashihara, Takahiro Yamasaki, Naofumi Yokoyama, Tsuyoshi Yokomizo
  • Patent number: 9989272
    Abstract: In an air conditioner, one of a linkage mode or a non-linkage mode is selected by a user as a control mode of an external device. In the air conditioner, when the linkage mode is selected, on/off control of the external device by using a human detection sensor is permitted during operation, whereas on/off control of the external device by using the human detection sensor is inhibited during suspension of operation. In the air conditioner, when the non-linkage mode is selected, on/off control of the external device by using the human detection sensor is always permitted, irrespective of whether the air conditioner is in operation or not.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Daikin Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Yumoto, Tsuyoshi Yokomizo, Shunichi Uenaka, Mario Hayashi
  • Patent number: 9945568
    Abstract: An air conditioning apparatus includes a casing having intake and blow-out ports, a partition member dividing an interior of the casing, a heat exchanger, a centrifugal fan, a heater and a fan heat shield. The centrifugal fan includes a bladed wheel mounted in the fan compartment such that a rotary shaft of the bladed wheel is oriented along an opening direction of the fan entrance and an opening direction of the blow-out port, and the bladed wheel being made of resin. The heater is mounted in a blow-out port opposed space opposed to the blow-out port within a fan downwind space located on a downwind side of the bladed wheel within the fan compartment. The fan heat shield member is mounted in the fan downwind space in order to cover a part of the bladed wheel that is opposed to the heater.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Daikin Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Naofumi Yokoyama, Tsuyoshi Yokomizo, Takahiro Yamasaki, Takashi Kashihara, Akihiko Mori
  • Patent number: 9942457
    Abstract: An imaging apparatus to communicate with an external apparatus over a network and mount a first storage and/or a second storage includes a receiving unit, a mounting unit, and a control unit. The receiving unit can receive a first mount command to mount the first storage and a second mount command to mount the second storage. The control unit instructs the mounting unit to mount the first storage and/or the second storage. If a mount command received is a first mount command, the control unit instructs the mounting unit to mount the first storage by a first access protocol for accessing the first storage. If the mount command received is a second mount command, the control unit instructs the mounting unit to mount the second storage by a second access protocol which is an access protocol for accessing the second storage and is different from the first access protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Tsuyoshi Yokomizo
  • Publication number: 20180041687
    Abstract: An imaging apparatus which communicates with an external apparatus via a network, includes an imaging unit; a first image processing unit configured to change, by image processing, a brightness of a captured image output from the imaging unit; a second image processing unit configured to change, by image processing that is different from the image processing by the first image processing unit, a brightness of a captured image output from the imaging unit; a receiving unit configured to receive, from the external apparatus via the network, a single command in which first image processing information for controlling an operation of the first image processing unit and second image processing information for controlling an operation of the second image processing unit may be described; and a control unit configured to control the first image processing unit and the second image processing unit in accordance with the command received by the receiving unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2017
    Publication date: February 8, 2018
    Inventor: Tsuyoshi Yokomizo
  • Patent number: 9826137
    Abstract: An imaging apparatus which communicates with an external apparatus via a network, includes an imaging unit; a first image processing unit configured to change, by image processing, a brightness of a captured image output from the imaging unit; a second image processing unit configured to change, by image processing that is different from the image processing by the first image processing unit, a brightness of a captured image output from the imaging unit; a receiving unit configured to receive, from the external apparatus, a single command in which first image processing information for controlling an operation of the first image processing unit and second image processing information for controlling an operation of the second image processing unit may be described; and a control unit configured to control the first image processing unit and the second image processing unit in accordance with the command received by the receiving unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Tsuyoshi Yokomizo
  • Publication number: 20170302860
    Abstract: The present invention provides an imaging system which allows an imaging direction to be changed to a position intended by the user. An imaging system according to the present invention includes an image acquiring unit adapted to acquire an image captured by the first imaging apparatus; a position determining unit adapted to determine one of a plurality of pieces of position information in an object space of the image as an imaging position in priority order; and a controlling unit adapted to change a viewing point of a second imaging apparatus based on the imaging position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2017
    Publication date: October 19, 2017
    Inventor: Tsuyoshi Yokomizo
  • Patent number: 9765989
    Abstract: An air conditioning apparatus includes a casing having intake and blow-out ports, a partition member dividing an interior of the casing and having a fan entrance, a heat exchanger, a first drain pan mounted in the heat exchanger to receive water produced by dew condensation in the heat exchanger, and a centrifugal fan. The centrifugal fan includes a bladed wheel mounted in the fan compartment such that a rotary shaft of the bladed wheel is oriented along the fan entrance. The first drain is disposed adjacent to a drain pan nearby lateral part of multiple lateral parts of the casing that are disposed along the opening direction of the fan entrance. The rotary shaft is disposed adjacent to a bladed wheel nearby lateral part of the multiple lateral parts of the casing and being opposed to the drain pan nearby lateral part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: Daikin Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Naofumi Yokoyama, Takahiro Yamasaki, Takashi Kashihara, Tsuyoshi Yokomizo