Patents by Inventor Yasuo Bamba

Yasuo Bamba 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: 10474918
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes an input unit that inputs an image, a detection unit that detects an object from the image input by the input unit, and an image determination unit that determines, based on a result of detection of the object performed by the detection unit on the image input by the input unit a reference image that is to be displayed on a display screen allowing a user to specify an image processing region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yasuo Bamba
  • Publication number: 20190333241
    Abstract: A people flow analysis apparatus includes an acquisition unit configured to acquire positions of persons from each of a plurality of images captured by a plurality of image capturing devices, a counting unit configured to integrate the positions of the persons in each of the plurality of images and count the number of persons on a region-by-region basis, and a display unit configured to display on a map an image expression based on the number of persons counted on the region-by-region basis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2019
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Inventors: Kotaro Yano, Hiroyuki Uchiyama, Yasuo Bamba
  • Patent number: 10438360
    Abstract: A video processing apparatus is directed to appropriately associating a plurality of objects in an image. A target detection unit detects a position of a region of a tracking target included in a video image. A specific object detection unit detects a position of a specific object included in the video image. The specific object has a predetermined feature. An association unit associates the region of the tracking target with the specific object based on a relative position between the position of the region of the tracking target detected by the target detection unit and the position of the specific object detected by the specific object detection unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yasuo Bamba
  • Publication number: 20190102630
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes: an acquisition unit that acquires movement vectors of a crowd for each area of an image; a generation unit that generates people-flow clusters based on the movement vectors acquired by the acquisition unit; a classification unit that classifies the people-flow clusters generated by the generation unit into normal people-flow clusters and abnormal people-flow clusters; and a display unit that displays, in a visually distinguishable manner, the normal people-flow clusters and the abnormal people-flow clusters as superimposed on the image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Publication date: April 4, 2019
    Inventors: Yasuo Bamba, Kotaro Yano
  • Patent number: 10147287
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes a generation unit, an obtaining unit, a determination unit, and a display control unit. The generation unit generates a movement trajectory of an object based on a plurality of images obtained from successive image capturing. The obtaining unit obtains setting information of a detection line for detecting passage of the object. The determination unit determines a display form of the movement trajectory according to a positional relationship of the detection line corresponding to the setting information obtained by the obtaining unit and the movement trajectory generated by the generation unit. The display control unit displays the movement trajectory on a display screen in the display form determined by the determination unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yasuo Bamba
  • Publication number: 20180285656
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a first estimation unit configured to estimate, for each of a plurality of images successive in time series, the number of objects existing in each of a plurality of set regions, and a second estimation unit configured to estimate a flow of the objects existing in each of the plurality of regions based on a result of the estimation for each of the plurality of images by the first estimation unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Inventors: Kotaro Yano, Yasuo Bamba
  • Publication number: 20180253629
    Abstract: There is provided with an image processing apparatus, for example for image recognition such as object counting with machine learning. A generation unit, based on a first captured image, generates a first training data that indicates a first training image and an image recognition result for the first training image. A training unit, by performing training using the first training data, generates a discriminator for image recognition based on both the first training data and second training data that is prepared in advance and that indicates a second training image and an image recognition result for the second training image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Publication date: September 6, 2018
    Inventor: Yasuo Bamba
  • Publication number: 20170345162
    Abstract: A video processing apparatus is directed to appropriately associating a plurality of objects in an image. A target detection unit detects a position of a region of a tracking target included in a video image. A specific object detection unit detects a position of a specific object included in the video image. The specific object has a predetermined feature. An association unit associates the region of the tracking target with the specific object based on a relative position between the position of the region of the tracking target detected by the target detection unit and the position of the specific object detected by the specific object detection unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2017
    Publication date: November 30, 2017
    Inventor: Yasuo Bamba
  • Publication number: 20170039728
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes a generation unit, an obtaining unit, a determination unit, and a display control unit. The generation unit generates a movement trajectory of an object based on a plurality of images obtained from successive image capturing. The obtaining unit obtains setting information of a detection line for detecting passage of the object. The determination unit determines a display form of the movement trajectory according to a positional relationship of the detection line corresponding to the setting information obtained by the obtaining unit and the movement trajectory generated by the generation unit. The display control unit displays the movement trajectory on a display screen in the display form determined by the determination unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2016
    Publication date: February 9, 2017
    Inventor: Yasuo Bamba
  • Publication number: 20160253579
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes an input unit that inputs an image, a detection unit that detects an object from the image input by the input unit, and an image determination unit that determines, based on a result of detection of the object performed by the detection unit on the image input by the input unit a reference image that is to be displayed on a display screen allowing a user to specify an image processing region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2016
    Publication date: September 1, 2016
    Inventor: Yasuo Bamba
  • Patent number: 9319604
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus inputs captured image data that has been read from an image capturing unit in accordance with a reading mode, and processes the input captured image data so as to enable identification of the reading mode used in reading the captured image data from the image capturing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yasuo Bamba
  • Patent number: 9111346
    Abstract: An image corresponding to a pattern having a first size is detected from a first detection region in an acquired, first image, and an image corresponding to a pattern having a second size is detected from a second detection region different from the first detection region in the first image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Keiji Adachi, Yasuo Bamba
  • Patent number: 8938151
    Abstract: A display control apparatus includes an obtaining unit configured to obtain a number of predetermined scenes in a video, and a display control unit configured to display, on a display unit, a timeline in which an object indicating a position of the predetermined scene in the video is arranged. The display control unit performs control such that in a case where the number of the predetermined scenes included in a predetermined time period of the video is larger than a predetermined number, the predetermined time period is displayed, on the timeline, with a first width, and in a case where the number of the predetermined scenes included in the predetermined time period of the video is smaller than the predetermined number, the predetermined time period is displayed, on the timeline, with a second width different from the first width.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yasuo Bamba, Toshimizu Yamane
  • Patent number: 8908991
    Abstract: A high-resolution image obtained by an image sensing operation by an image sensing unit, and a low-resolution image having a resolution lower than the high-resolution image are acquired. An object which satisfies a predetermined condition is detected from the low-resolution image, and an object recognition processing for a region corresponding to the object in the high-resolution image is performed, thus correcting geometric distortions of the region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yasuo Bamba
  • Publication number: 20140204240
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus inputs captured image data that has been read from an image capturing unit in accordance with a reading mode, and processes the input captured image data so as to enable identification of the reading mode used in reading the captured image data from the image capturing unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2014
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Applicant: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yasuo Bamba
  • Publication number: 20130064424
    Abstract: An image corresponding to a pattern having a first size is detected from a first detection region in an acquired, first image, and an image corresponding to a pattern having a second size is detected from a second detection region different from the first detection region in the first image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2012
    Publication date: March 14, 2013
    Applicant: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Keiji Adachi, Yasuo Bamba
  • Publication number: 20120328152
    Abstract: A high-resolution image obtained by an image sensing operation by an image sensing unit, and a low-resolution image having a resolution lower than the high-resolution image are acquired. An object which satisfies a predetermined condition is detected from the low-resolution image, and an object recognition processing for a region corresponding to the object in the high-resolution image is performed, thus correcting geometric distortions of the region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2012
    Publication date: December 27, 2012
    Applicant: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yasuo Bamba
  • Publication number: 20120148213
    Abstract: A video distribution apparatus includes an extraction unit configured to extract a significant scene for each user by weighting on metadata indicating contents of a video, as weighting settable for each user who watches the video, a generation unit configured to generate a timeline indicating a position of a currently reproduced scene in the entire video during a video reproducing operation based on the significant scene extracted by the extraction unit, and a display control unit configured to display the timeline generated by the generation unit on a display unit. The timeline is displayed in such away as to have an expanded time width for an area where extracted significant scenes are present in a concentrated manner, compared to a time width for an area where significant scenes are not present in the concentrated manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2011
    Publication date: June 14, 2012
    Applicant: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yasuo Bamba, Toshimizu Yamane
  • Patent number: 6147488
    Abstract: A testing method for a magnetic recording medium which is magnetized measures variation of magnetization with the passage of time and evaluates the magnetic recording medium over its life. The method includes the steps of recording a first pattern at a density to be guaranteed in the magnetic recording medium, the first pattern having a difference between the sum total of areas of +bits and the sum total of areas of -bits, measuring remanence of the first pattern with the passage of time, and evaluating the magnetic recording medium over its life based on a measurement result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 1998
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2000
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventors: Yasuo Bamba, Iwao Okamoto, Kazunori Yamanaka, Wataru Yamagishi