Patents by Inventor Yasunobu Kishine

Yasunobu Kishine 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: 11288780
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is provide a coded aperture imaging apparatus that has a refocusing function and can change an angle of view. An imaging apparatus includes an imaging apparatus main body including a coded aperture, an imaging element that outputs a signal indicating a projected image of a subject, and an image restoration unit that reconstructs an image of a spatial domain based on the signal, and a lens attached to the imaging apparatus main body on a subject side from the coded aperture and changes an imaging angle of view in a state where the lens is attached to the imaging apparatus main body with respect to an imaging angle of view in a state where the lens is not attached to the imaging apparatus main body, in which the projected image is formed on the imaging element by the lens and the coded aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Yasunobu Kishine, Daiki Komatsu
  • Patent number: 11290642
    Abstract: Provided an imaging system, an imaging apparatus and an image processing apparatus constituting the imaging system, an image processing method used in the image processing apparatus, and a non-transitory recording medium for causing a computer to implement the image processing method. According to the imaging apparatus according to one aspect of the present invention, an image of high image quality can be acquired (reconstructed) in the imaging system configured to include the imaging apparatus by acquiring first and second projected images using Fresnel zone plates having different phases of local spatial frequencies. In addition, the design parameters (pitches and the areas of the Fresnel zone plates, the number of pixels of image sensors, a distance between the Fresnel zone plates and the image sensors, and the like) can be selected without considering an effect of a noise component, and the number of restrictions on the design parameters is small.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Yosuke Naruse, Yasunobu Kishine
  • Publication number: 20220094852
    Abstract: A shake correction control device includes a processor that acquires imaging information for selecting mechanical correction of mechanically performing shake correction of a subject image or electronic correction of electronically performing the shake correction of the subject image. The processor performs a switching control from either of the mechanical correction or the electronic correction to the other of the mechanical correction or the electronic correction, and synchronizes shake correction operations of the mechanical correction and the electronic correction during the switching control, and changes an operation ratio of the mechanical correction and the electrical correction in accordance with passage of time during the switching control.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2021
    Publication date: March 24, 2022
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Tomonori MASUDA, Masahiko SUGIMOTO, Yi PAN, Takashi HASHIMOTO, Tetsuya FUJIKAWA, Yasunobu KISHINE
  • Publication number: 20220078319
    Abstract: Provided is an imaging apparatus that captures a multispectral image having a good image quality. An imaging apparatus (1) includes an imaging optical system (10) that includes a pupil region which is split into a plurality of regions including a first pupil region and a second pupil region different from the first pupil region, and a polarization filter which polarizes light beams passing through the first pupil region and the second pupil region in directions different from each other, an imaging element (100) that includes a first pixel which receives the light beam passing through the first pupil region and a second pixel which receives the light beam passing through the second pupil region, and a signal processing unit (200) that processes signals output from the imaging element (100), and outputs at least first image data consisting of an output signal of the first pixel and second image data consisting of an output signal of the second pixel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2021
    Publication date: March 10, 2022
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuyoshi OKADA, YASUNOBU KISHINE, Atsushi KAWANAGO
  • Publication number: 20220078359
    Abstract: Provided is an imaging apparatus that captures a multispectral image of four bands or more. An imaging apparatus (1) includes an imaging optical system (10), an image sensor (100), and a signal processing unit (200). The imaging optical system (10) includes a bandpass filter unit (16) of which at least one of aperture regions transmits light beams of a plurality of wavelength ranges, and a polarization filter unit (18) that polarizes the light beams transmitted through the bandpass filter unit (16) in a plurality of directions, in a vicinity of a pupil thereof. The image sensor (100) receives light beams transmitted through a plurality of types of spectral filter elements and a plurality of types of polarization filter elements. The signal processing unit (200) processes signals output from the image sensor (100) to generate a plurality of image signals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2021
    Publication date: March 10, 2022
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Yasunobu KISHINE, Shuji ONO, Kazuyoshi OKADA
  • Patent number: 11269249
    Abstract: The optical system having an imaging lens that images a first-plane and a second-plane which are discontinuous includes: a first-optical-system that images the first-plane; a second-optical-system that images the second-plane; and a common-optical-system that forms a subject image, which is incident through the first-optical-system, on the first-light-receiving-region of the image sensor and forms a subject image, which is incident through the second-optical-system, on the second-light-receiving-region of the image sensor. In the optical system, an angle of view, at which imaging is performed by the first-optical-system and the common-optical-system, overlaps with an angle of view, at which imaging is performed by the second-optical-system and the common-optical-system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuyoshi Okada, Kenkichi Hayashi, Yasunobu Kishine
  • Patent number: 11228711
    Abstract: A shake correction control device includes an acquisition unit that acquires imaging information for selecting mechanical correction of mechanically performing shake correction of a subject image or electronic correction of electronically performing the shake correction of the subject image, and a shake correction control unit. The shake correction control unit performs a first control for performing a switching control from the mechanical correction to the electronic correction by synchronizing shake correction operations of the mechanical correction and the electronic correction and a second control, different from the first control, for performing a switching control from the electronic correction to the mechanical correction based on the imaging information acquired by the acquisition unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Tomonori Masuda, Masahiko Sugimoto, Yi Pan, Takashi Hashimoto, Tetsuya Fujikawa, Yasunobu Kishine
  • Patent number: 11212448
    Abstract: A shake correction control device includes an acquisition unit and an operation control unit. The acquisition unit acquires, for each predetermined time, a related amount related to an operation recommendation condition under which an operation of a mechanical correction unit which corrects a shake of a subject image by mechanically moving at least one of a correction optical system or an imaging element is recommended. The operation control unit controls the operation of the mechanical correction unit and an operation of an electronic correction unit which corrects the shake by performing image processing on an image obtained by imaging performed by the imaging element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Yi Pan, Masahiko Sugimoto, Tomonori Masuda, Takashi Hashimoto, Tetsuya Fujikawa, Yasunobu Kishine
  • Patent number: 11202009
    Abstract: A shake correction control device includes an acquisition unit and an operation control unit. The acquisition unit acquires, for each predetermined time, a related amount related to each of a first operation recommendation condition under which an operation of a mechanical correction unit that corrects a shake of a subject image by mechanically moving at least one of a correction optical system or an imaging element is recommended, and a second operation recommendation condition under which an operation of an electronic correction unit that corrects the shake by performing image processing on an image obtained by imaging performed by the imaging element is recommended.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Masahiko Sugimoto, Tomonori Masuda, Yi Pan, Takashi Hashimoto, Tetsuya Fujikawa, Yasunobu Kishine
  • Publication number: 20210377446
    Abstract: A blur correction device includes: an acquisition unit that acquires an amount of blur correction used to correct blurring of an image obtained through imaging of an imaging element during exposure for one frame in the imaging element; and a correction unit that corrects the blurring by performing image processing on a correction target image, which is an image for one frame included in a moving image obtained through imaging of the imaging element, based on the amount of blur correction acquired by the acquisition unit during exposure necessary to obtain the correction target image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2021
    Publication date: December 2, 2021
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Tomonori MASUDA, Masahiko SUGIMOTO, Yi PAN, Takashi HASHIMOTO, Tetsuya FUJIKAWA, Yasunobu KISHINE
  • Publication number: 20210281758
    Abstract: A shake correction control device includes an acquisition unit that acquires imaging information for selecting mechanical correction of mechanically performing shake correction of a subject image or electronic correction of electronically performing the shake correction of the subject image, and a shake correction control unit. The shake correction control unit performs a first control for performing a switching control from the mechanical correction to the electronic correction by synchronizing shake correction operations of the mechanical correction and the electronic correction and a second control, different from the first control, for performing a switching control from the electronic correction to the mechanical correction based on the imaging information acquired by the acquisition unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2021
    Publication date: September 9, 2021
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Tomonori MASUDA, Masahiko SUGIMOTO, Yi PAN, Takashi HASHIMOTO, Tetsuya FUJIKAWA, Yasunobu KISHINE
  • Publication number: 20210274098
    Abstract: A shake correction control device includes an acquisition unit and an operation control unit. The acquisition unit acquires, for each predetermined time, a related amount related to each of a first operation recommendation condition under which an operation of a mechanical correction unit that corrects a shake of a subject image by mechanically moving at least one of a correction optical system or an imaging element is recommended, and a second operation recommendation condition under which an operation of an electronic correction unit that corrects the shake by performing image processing on an image obtained by imaging performed by the imaging element is recommended.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2021
    Publication date: September 2, 2021
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Masahiko SUGIMOTO, Tomonori MASUDA, Yi PAN, Takashi HASHIMOTO, Tetsuya FUJIKAWA, Yasunobu KISHINE
  • Publication number: 20210274099
    Abstract: A shake correction control device includes an acquisition unit and an operation control unit. The acquisition unit acquires, for each predetermined time, a related amount related to an operation recommendation condition under which an operation of a mechanical correction unit which corrects a shake of a subject image by mechanically moving at least one of a correction optical system or an imaging element is recommended. The operation control unit controls the operation of the mechanical correction unit and an operation of an electronic correction unit which corrects the shake by performing image processing on an image obtained by imaging performed by the imaging element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2021
    Publication date: September 2, 2021
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Yi PAN, Masahiko SUGIMOTO, Tomonori MASUDA, Takashi HASHIMOTO, Tetsuya FUJIKAWA, Yasunobu KISHINE
  • Patent number: 11100614
    Abstract: An image processing device includes a transfer function input unit to which each of transfer functions of a plurality of imaging systems is input, a calculation unit that calculates a target resolution value which is a target value of recovery processing that recovers a plurality of captured images to be output from each of the plurality of the imaging systems based on the input transfer functions and a predetermined criterion, a recovery-filter generation unit that generates a recovery-filter used for the recovery processing with respect to each of the plurality of imaging systems based on the transfer functions of the plurality of imaging systems and a target resolution value, and a recovered image generation unit that performs the recovery processing with respect to the captured images acquired from the plurality of imaging systems by using the recovery-filter generated for each of the plurality of imaging systems to generate recovered images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Yosuke Naruse, Yasunobu Kishine, Kenkichi Hayashi, Yoshiaki Ishii
  • Patent number: 11061312
    Abstract: Provided are a projection apparatus and a projection method capable of uniformly projecting a projection image, in which blurring is suppressed, onto a projection target having projected and recessed portions outside the focal depth of a projection lens by using the afterimage effect. The projection apparatus includes: a light source; a projection image generation unit; a projection lens that projects a projection image generated by the projection image generation unit onto a projection target having projected and recessed portions, where a defocus optical transfer function at a specific frequency has two or more local maximum values and a second largest local maximum value is equal to or greater than 0.5 times a first largest local maximum value; an oscillation mechanism that oscillates the projection lens in a direction of an optical axis T; and a control unit that controls an amplitude and a period of the oscillation mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Tatsuro Iwasaki, Yasunobu Kishine
  • Patent number: 11061200
    Abstract: Provided are an imaging apparatus, an image processing apparatus, an image processing method, and a non-transitory computer readable recording medium storing an image processing program capable of appropriately correcting both of focus breathing and distortion. Focus breathing is corrected by subjecting image data to magnification/reduction processing according to a magnification/reduction rate determined for each focus position. Distortion is corrected through image processing to the image data with focus breathing corrected. In correcting distortion, distortion appearing in image data after correction of focus breathing is corrected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Kenkichi Hayashi, Yosuke Naruse, Yasunobu Kishine, Daiki Komatsu
  • Publication number: 20210144298
    Abstract: Provided an imaging system, an imaging apparatus and an image processing apparatus constituting the imaging system, an image processing method used in the image processing apparatus, and a non-transitory recording medium for causing a computer to implement the image processing method. According to the imaging apparatus according to one aspect of the present invention, an image of high image quality can be acquired (reconstructed) in the imaging system configured to include the imaging apparatus by acquiring first and second projected images using Fresnel zone plates having different phases of local spatial frequencies. In addition, the design parameters (pitches and the areas of the Fresnel zone plates, the number of pixels of image sensors, a distance between the Fresnel zone plates and the image sensors, and the like) can be selected without considering an effect of a noise component, and the number of restrictions on the design parameters is small.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2020
    Publication date: May 13, 2021
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Yosuke NARUSE, Yasunobu KISHINE
  • Patent number: 10999481
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus according to one aspect of the present invention includes a projected image input unit that inputs a projected image formed by light incident on a Fresnel zone plate from a subject, a complex image generation unit that generates a complex image including an image of a real part and an image of an imaginary part by multiplying the projected image with each of a first Fresnel zone pattern and a second Fresnel zone pattern having the same local spatial frequency in each region and a different phase of the local spatial frequency with respect to the first Fresnel zone pattern, and a Fourier transformation unit that reconstructs an image of a spatial domain by performing two-dimensional complex Fourier transformation on the complex image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Yasunobu Kishine, Yosuke Naruse
  • Patent number: 10931942
    Abstract: An evaluation system includes an input unit that inputs a test chart image acquired by imaging a test chart including a plurality of characters, an evaluation unit that evaluates performance of an imaging unit using the test chart image, an image generation unit that generates an evaluation image representing an evaluation of the evaluation unit at each position on the test chart image with a color, and a display unit that displays the evaluation image along with the test chart image or in a superimposed manner on the test chart image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Yasunobu Kishine, Tatsuro Iwasaki
  • Patent number: 10931888
    Abstract: An image processing device includes a transfer function input unit to which each of transfer functions of a plurality of imaging-systems is input, a calculation unit that calculates a target resolution value which is a target value of recovery processing that recovers a plurality of captured images to be output from each of the plurality of the imaging-systems based on each of the input transfer functions and a predetermined criterion, a recovery filter generation unit that generates a recovery filter used for the recovery processing with respect to each of the plurality of imaging-systems based on each of the transfer functions of the plurality of imaging-systems and a target resolution value, and a recovered image generation unit that performs the recovery processing with respect to the captured images acquired from the plurality of imaging-systems by using the recovery filter generated for each of the plurality of imaging-systems to generate recovered images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Yosuke Naruse, Yasunobu Kishine, Kenkichi Hayashi, Yoshiaki Ishii