Patents by Inventor Yasunori Matsui

Yasunori Matsui 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: 20210160561
    Abstract: An image arrangement determination apparatus, a display controlling apparatus, an image arrangement determination method, a display controlling method, and a program that can determine appropriate arrangement of an individual frame image with respect to a synthetic frame image according to a given standard are provided. A captured image acquisition section (60) acquires a plurality of images including a first image and a second image. A margin specification section (62) specifies a margin when the first image is arranged by a given first arrangement method in a region occupied by a third image that is a delivery target. An arrangement determination section (64) determines an arrangement method by which the second image is to be arranged in the margin as a second arrangement method based on a shape of the margin and a shape of the second image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2018
    Publication date: May 27, 2021
    Inventors: Masayuki MIYAMOTO, Yasunori MATSUI
  • Publication number: 20210113074
    Abstract: An endoscope includes: an imaging controller configured to drive in a first operation mode for operating an imager in accordance with an input first clock signal or in a second operation mode for operating the imager in accordance with an input second clock signal different from the first clock signal; a switch configured to output, to the imaging controller, a switching signal for switching the previously set second operation mode to be driven by the imaging controller to the first operation mode; and a first generator configured to generate a first enable signal causing the switch to output the switching signal based on the first clock signal when the first clock signal is input from an external processing device, and output the generated first enable signal to the switch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2020
    Publication date: April 22, 2021
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yasunori Matsui
  • Publication number: 20200404238
    Abstract: In a depth image compressing section of an image processing device, a depth image operation section generates a depth image by operation using photographed stereo images. A difference image obtaining section generates a difference image between an actually measured depth image and the computed depth image. In a depth image decompressing section of a content processing device, a depth image operation section generates a depth image by operation using the transmitted stereo images. A difference image adding section restores a depth image by adding the computed depth image to the transmitted difference image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2018
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Applicant: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Masashi Nakata, Yasunori Matsui
  • Publication number: 20200323326
    Abstract: Heat blower system includes: hair dryer that has housing, fan, and heater; and program that controls hair dryer. Program has a step of obtaining at least one outdoor environment information among an outdoor temperature, an outdoor humidity, an outdoor wind speed, a day length, and an ultraviolet ray intensity. Program further has a step of calculating at least one operational condition of an air volume or an air temperature of hair dryer, based on the obtained outdoor environment information. According to the present aspect, outdoor environment information such as the outdoor temperature, the outdoor humidity, the outdoor wind speed, the day length, and the ultraviolet ray intensity can comprehensively be obtained to adjust operational conditions of hair dryer, appropriately.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2020
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Inventors: Yasunori MATSUI, Hayato KIKUCHI, Mayuka KAMBAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20200269263
    Abstract: An electrode device includes a discharge electrode and a counter electrode, and discharges when a voltage is applied across the discharge electrode and the counter electrode. The discharge electrode is a columnar electrode having a discharge portion on its front end. The counter electrode faces the discharge portion. The counter electrode has a peripheral electrode portion and a projecting electrode portion. The peripheral electrode portion is disposed to surround an axis of the discharge electrode. The projecting electrode portion projects from a part of the peripheral electrode portion toward the axis of the discharge electrode. A distance from the peripheral electrode portion to the discharge portion is shorter than a distance from the projecting electrode portion to the discharge portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2020
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Inventors: Hayato KIKUCHI, Yasunori MATSUI, Hiroyuki INOUE, Yohei ISHIGAMI, Masato KINOSHITA
  • Patent number: 10667676
    Abstract: An electronic endoscope removably connected to a video processor in which a predetermined gamma characteristic is set includes: an image pickup device provided at a distal end of an insertion portion configured to be inserted into a subject, the image pickup device being configured to pick up an optical image of the subject to generate an image pickup signal; a gain circuit configured to amplify the image pickup signal using a predetermined gain parameter; a gamma characteristic recognition circuit configured to recognize the gamma characteristic of the video processor; and a gain adjustment circuit configured to set the gain parameter according to the gamma characteristic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yasunori Matsui, Shinji Yamashita, Yuzuru Tanabe, Yuta Matsuno
  • Patent number: 10653304
    Abstract: An endoscope includes: an illuminator configured to guide illumination light from a light source capable of emitting the illumination light intermittently and apply the illumination light to an object; an imaging element including a light receiver where multiple pixels configured to receive light and perform photoelectric conversion to generate electric signals are arranged in a two-dimensional matrix, and a reader configured to sequentially read the electric signals per horizontal line from each of the multiple pixels; a generator configured to, based on a first vertical synchronization signal that is input from an external processor and reference timing of exposure of the imaging element with the illumination light, generate a second vertical synchronization signal for controlling timing at which the reader reads the electric signal; and an imaging controller configured to cause the reader to read the electric signals sequentially according to the second vertical synchronization signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yasunori Matsui, Shinji Yamashita, Yuzuru Tanabe, Yuta Matsuno
  • Patent number: 10484626
    Abstract: A gain adjustment unit calculates a total sum of analog gains on a way from photoelectric conversion output of an image pickup device to input of an analog/digital conversion circuit with use of picked-up images provided from the analog/digital conversion circuit, the analog/digital conversion circuit being configured to convert an output of an analog processing section into a digital signal, the analog processing section being configured to transmit and amplify an image pickup signal from the image pickup device, the image pickup device being provided at an insertion portion of an endoscope, and determines, as an adjustment gain, a difference between a target value of a total sum of gains and the total sum of the analog gains, and output information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yasunori Matsui, Shinji Yamashita, Yuzuru Tanabe, Yuta Matsuno
  • Patent number: 10441135
    Abstract: An endoscope system includes an endoscope, an illumination portion, a light adjustment portion, an insertion channel configured to allow insertion of a laser probe capable of radiating an aiming monochromatic laser beam, a gain control portion, a halation detection portion, and a control portion, and in a case that halation by the aiming monochromatic laser beam is detected in the halation detection portion, the control portion controls the light adjustment portion to adjust the illumination light and controls the gain control portion to control the gain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Olympus Corporation
    Inventors: Yasunori Matsui, Shinji Yamashita, Yuzuru Tanabe, Yuta Matsuno
  • Publication number: 20190133426
    Abstract: An electronic endoscope removably connected to a video processor in which a predetermined gamma characteristic is set includes: an image pickup device provided at a distal end of an insertion portion configured to be inserted into a subject, the image pickup device being configured to pick up an optical image of the subject to generate an image pickup signal; a gain circuit configured to amplify the image pickup signal using a predetermined gain parameter; a gamma characteristic recognition circuit configured to recognize the gamma characteristic of the video processor; and a gain adjustment circuit configured to set the gain parameter according to the gamma characteristic.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2018
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yasunori MATSUI, Shinji YAMASHITA, Yuzuru TANABE, Yuta MATSUNO
  • Publication number: 20190058841
    Abstract: An endoscope connected to a control apparatus, includes an imager, a status signal acquisition circuit, and a preprocessor. The imager images a subject to generate an imaging signal related to the subject. The status signal acquisition circuit receives a status signal indicating an operation status or an operation mode of the endoscope or of the control apparatus. The preprocessor processes the imaging signal according to the status signal received via the status signal acquisition circuit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2018
    Publication date: February 21, 2019
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shinji YAMASHITA, Yuzuru TANABE, Yasunori MATSUI, Yuta MATSUNO
  • Publication number: 20190046022
    Abstract: An endoscope includes: an illuminator configured to guide illumination light from a light source capable of emitting the illumination light intermittently and apply the illumination light to an object; an imaging element including a light receiver where multiple pixels configured to receive light and perform photoelectric conversion to generate electric signals are arranged in a two-dimensional matrix, and a reader configured to sequentially read the electric signals per horizontal line from each of the multiple pixels; a generator configured to, based on a first vertical synchronization signal that is input from an external processor and reference timing of exposure of the imaging element with the illumination light, generate a second vertical synchronization signal for controlling timing at which the reader reads the electric signal; and an imaging controller configured to cause the reader to read the electric signals sequentially according to the second vertical synchronization signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2018
    Publication date: February 14, 2019
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yasunori MATSUI, Shinji YAMASHITA, Yuzuru TANABE, Yuta MATSUNO
  • Publication number: 20180249803
    Abstract: A heated air blower includes an energization control unit that controls on and off states of energization of a heater unit. The energization control unit includes a first energization control mode in which when a hot and cold mode is selected, control is executed in a manner that an energization time for energizing the heater unit in a predetermined period is equal to or less than 3 seconds and a product of power input to the heater unit and the energization time is equal to or larger than 1000 W·s. It is thus possible to provide a heated air blower that can further enhance a hair treatment effect.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2018
    Publication date: September 6, 2018
    Inventors: Yasunori MATSUI, Mayuka KAMBAYASHI, Takeshi SHIBA
  • Patent number: 9895047
    Abstract: An image pickup apparatus includes a solid state image pickup device including a plurality of pixels with a photoelectric conversion element, a transfer section, an electric charge conversion section, a reset section, an operation mode control section configured to switch a first operation mode in which the reset section and the transfer section are turned off, and a second operation mode in which the reset section is turned off, and the transfer section is turned on, a black level correction section, and a memory, and transfers a synchronous signal for outputting an image signal from the solid state image pickup device, and a control signal for causing the solid state image pickup device to operate in the first operation mode and the second operation mode respectively by using a common signal line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuzuru Tanabe, Shinji Yamashita, Yasunori Matsui, Yuta Matsuno
  • Patent number: 9888836
    Abstract: An endoscope includes: a CMOS image sensor including only a vertical OB pixel region as an optical black pixel region, and a horizontal OB pixel region generation processing section that reads a photoelectric conversion signal generated in an effective pixel region in the CMOS image sensor and an OB signal generated in the vertical OB pixel region, adds the OB signal generated in the vertical OB pixel region to the beginning or end of each row of the photoelectric conversion signal which has been generated in the effective pixel region and read out for each row, and outputs a signal to which the OB signal is added.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: Olympus Corporation
    Inventors: Fumiyuki Okawa, Hidenori Hashimoto, Yasunori Matsui
  • Patent number: 9876997
    Abstract: An endoscope includes: an image sensor including: pixels for receiving light to generate image signals, and reading circuits sharing predetermined number of pixels with one another; a format converter configured to convert the image signals output from the image sensor into a predetermined format corresponding to a processing device for performing image processing on the image signals; and a connector including the format converter and configured to be connected to the processing device. The image sensor includes a color filter of a Bayer array in which a red filter for passing a red component and a first green filter for passing a green component are alternately arranged in even lines of horizontal lines of the pixels, and a second green filter for passing a green component and a blue filter for passing a blue component are alternately arranged in odd lines of the horizontal lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takayuki Hanawa, Shinji Yamashita, Yasunori Matsui, Yuzuru Tanabe
  • Patent number: 9876974
    Abstract: An endoscope is an endoscope connectable to a processor provided with a high frequency component enhancement circuit configured to perform, for an image pickup signal having an attenuated high frequency component, enhancement correction of the high frequency component, the endoscope including: a CMOS image sensor provided with an image pickup portion configured to pick up an optical image of a subject and generate an analog image pickup signal and an A/D converting portion configured to convert the analog image pickup signal to a digital image pickup signal and output the digital image pickup signal; a cable for transmitting the digital image pickup signal; and a filter having frequency characteristics equalizing frequency characteristics of the high frequency component enhancement circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Fumiyuki Okawa, Hidenori Hashimoto, Yasunori Matsui
  • Publication number: 20170374301
    Abstract: A gain adjustment unit calculates a total sum of analog gains on a way from photoelectric conversion output of an image pickup device to input of an analog/digital conversion circuit with use of picked-up images provided from the analog/digital conversion circuit, the analog/digital conversion circuit being configured to convert an output of an analog processing section into a digital signal, the analog processing section being configured to transmit and amplify an image pickup signal from the image pickup device, the image pickup device being provided at an insertion portion of an endoscope, and determines, as an adjustment gain, a difference between a target value of a total sum of gains and the total sum of the analog gains, and output information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2017
    Publication date: December 28, 2017
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yasunori MATSUI, Shinji YAMASHITA, Yuzuru TANABE, Yuta MATSUNO
  • Publication number: 20170230624
    Abstract: An endoscope includes: an image sensor including: pixels for receiving light to generate image signals, and reading circuits sharing predetermined number of pixels with one another; a format converter configured to convert the image signals output from the image sensor into a predetermined format corresponding to a processing device for performing image processing on the image signals; and a connector including the format converter and configured to be connected to the processing device. The image sensor includes a color filter of a Bayer array in which a red filter for passing a red component and a first green filter for passing a green component are alternately arranged in even lines of horizontal lines of the pixels, and a second green filter for passing a green component and a blue filter for passing a blue component are alternately arranged in odd lines of the horizontal lines.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2017
    Publication date: August 10, 2017
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takayuki HANAWA, Shinji YAMASHITA, Yasunori MATSUI, Yuzuru TANABE
  • Publication number: 20170209023
    Abstract: An image pickup apparatus includes a solid state image pickup device including a plurality of pixels with a photoelectric conversion element, a transfer section, an electric charge conversion section, a reset section, an operation mode control section configured to switch a first operation mode in which the reset section and the transfer section are turned off, and a second operation mode in which the reset section is turned off, and the transfer section is turned on, a black level correction section, and a memory, and transfers a synchronous signal for outputting an image signal from the solid state image pickup device, and a control signal for causing the solid state image pickup device to operate in the first operation mode and the second operation mode respectively by using a common signal line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2017
    Publication date: July 27, 2017
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuzuru TANABE, Shinji YAMASHITA, Yasunori MATSUI, Yuta MATSUNO