Patents by Inventor Yasuyuki Motoki

Yasuyuki Motoki 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: 20190098246
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus includes a processing unit that processes an image capture signal captured by an image capturing unit, a communication unit that is capable of transmitting the image capture signal captured by the image capturing unit to an external apparatus, and a determination unit that determines whether or not to transmit the image capture signal to the external apparatus, according to a capture setting for the image capturing unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2018
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Applicant: NIKON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Sho KAMIDE, Yasuyuki MOTOKI, Kunihiro KUWANO, Teppei OKUYAMA, Takeo MOTOHASHI, Yae JOTAKI, Masakazu SEKIGUCHI
  • Patent number: 10178338
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus includes: a processing unit that processes an image capture signal captured by an image capturing unit; a communication unit that is capable of transmitting the image capture signal captured by the image capturing unit to an external apparatus; and a determination unit that determines whether or not to transmit the image capture signal to the external apparatus, according to a capture setting for the image capturing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: NIKON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Sho Kamide, Yasuyuki Motoki, Kunihiro Kuwano, Teppei Okuyama, Takeo Motohashi, Yae Jotaki, Masakazu Sekiguchi
  • Publication number: 20170310919
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus includes: a processing unit that processes an image capture signal captured by an image capturing unit; a communication unit that is capable of transmitting the image capture signal captured by the image capturing unit to an external apparatus; and a determination unit that determines whether or not to transmit the image capture signal to the external apparatus, according to a capture setting for the image capturing unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2017
    Publication date: October 26, 2017
    Applicant: NIKON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Sho KAMIDE, Yasuyuki MOTOKI, Kunihiro KUWANO, Teppei OKUYAMA, Takeo MOTOHASHI, Yae JOTAKI, Masakazu SEKIGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20160127672
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus includes: a processing unit that processes an image capture signal captured by an image capturing unit; a communication unit that is capable of transmitting the image capture signal captured by the image capturing unit to an external apparatus; and a determination unit that determines whether or not to transmit the image capture signal to the external apparatus, according to a capture setting for the image capturing unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2013
    Publication date: May 5, 2016
    Inventors: Sho KAMIDE, Yasuyuki MOTOKI, Kunihiro KUWANO, Teppei OKUYAMA, Takeo MOTOHASHI, Yae JOTAKI, Masakazu SEKIGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20150244924
    Abstract: An accessory capable of communicating with a camera, includes a terminal section having a plurality of terminals. The plurality of terminals include a startup state providing terminal that provides, to the camera, a detection level by which the camera detects that the accessory is capable of being started up, a data signal terminal that outputs a data signal including information regarding the accessory to the camera, and a first reference potential terminal having a reference potential of the detection level and the data signal. The startup state providing terminal is disposed adjacent to the data signal terminal, and the first reference potential terminal is adjacent to the data signal terminal, and is disposed with the data signal terminal interposed between the startup state providing terminal and the first reference potential terminal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2015
    Publication date: August 27, 2015
    Applicant: NIKON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yasuyuki MOTOKI, Akihiro OZONE, Kazuharu IMAFUJI, Akihiro SUGIYAMA
  • Patent number: 9049378
    Abstract: An accessory capable of communicating with a camera, includes a terminal section having a plurality of terminals. The plurality of terminals include a startup state providing terminal that provides, to the camera, a detection level by which the camera detects that the accessory is capable of being started up, a data signal terminal that outputs a data signal including information regarding the accessory to the camera, and a first reference potential terminal having a reference potential of the detection level and the data signal. The startup state providing terminal is disposed adjacent to the data signal terminal, and the first reference potential terminal is adjacent to the data signal terminal, and is disposed with the data signal terminal interposed between the startup state providing terminal and the first reference potential terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: NIKON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yasuyuki Motoki, Akihiro Ozone, Kazuharu Imafuji, Akihiro Sugiyama
  • Patent number: 8902317
    Abstract: A camera includes: an image-capturing unit that captures an image of a subject to acquire image data; an image storing unit that stores a plurality of image data acquired by the image-capturing unit in a storage medium; an image specifying unit that specifies image data designated by a user from among the plurality of image data stored in the storage medium; and a transmission controlling unit that when transmitting the plurality of image data to an external device using a wireless communication device, identifies specified image data specified by the image specifying unit and non-specified image data that are not specified by the image specifying unit from each other and transmits the specified image data to the external device in priority to the non-specified image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Nikon Corporation
    Inventors: Yasuyuki Motoki, Toshiyuki Nakamura
  • Patent number: 8885094
    Abstract: An accessory which is controlled by a control signal supplied from a camera, includes: a terminal section having a plurality of terminals located adjacent to each other in an array that extends in an array direction, the plurality of terminals including at least a power terminal to which power is supplied from the camera and a signal input terminal to which the control signal is input from the camera; and a ground portion corresponding to the power terminal. The power terminal is disposed at a first end of the array the signal input terminal is disposed near a second end of the array opposite the first end, and the ground portion is disposed in a position further away from the power terminal than is the signal input terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Nikon Corporation
    Inventors: Yasuyuki Motoki, Akihiro Ozone, Akihiro Sugiyama, Kazuharu Imafuji
  • Patent number: 8830343
    Abstract: This invention includes an imaging device that photographs a subject, a display device that has a display screen displaying image data photographed by the imaging device, a zoom device that varies the display screen, an extraction device that extracts a predetermined feature portion from image data photographed by the imaging device, a directive device that directs the display device so as to display a predetermined feature portion extracted by the extraction device in a predetermined form, and a controller that controls the directive device so as not to direct a display on the display device in accordance with the varying magnification of the zoom device. Namely, an icon of the extraction result is not displayed while the zoom is in action, so that it can avoid an inappropriate display in which the icon display does not correspond to a photographed subject due to the subject's quick movement or a sudden change in its size within a picture frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Nikon Corporation
    Inventors: Hirotake Nozaki, Yasuyuki Motoki, Hideo Hibino, Tadashi Ohta
  • Publication number: 20140184896
    Abstract: An accessory is capable of communicating with a camera, and the accessory includes a light emitting section that is capable of being continuously turned on and an accessory control section that is configured to control turn-on of the light emitting section. The accessory control section turns on the light emitting section on the basis of reception of focusing state information, indicating that a focusing state is detect in the camera, from the camera.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Applicant: NIKON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuharu IMAFUJI, Akihiro OZONE, Yasuyuki MOTOKI
  • Patent number: 8488847
    Abstract: An image sensor of an electronic camera photoelectrically converts a subject image obtained by a shooting optical system to generate an image signal. A image processing section generates face registration image data and moving image data. A face detecting section detects a face area inside a shooting screen based on the moving image data. A controlling section adjusts shooting parameters of the shooting optical system, depending on a position detected at the face area. A face image generating section cuts out an image of the face area to generate face image data. A face recognizing data generating section extracts feature points of the face of a captured person from a part of the face area of the face registration image data and generates face recognizing data. A recording section records the face recognizing data or face image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: Nikon Corporation
    Inventors: Hirotake Nozaki, Akira Ohmura, Yasuyuki Motoki, Nobuhiro Fujinawa
  • Publication number: 20130010134
    Abstract: An accessory capable of communicating with a camera, includes a terminal section having a plurality of terminals. The plurality of terminals include a startup state providing terminal that provides, to the camera, a detection level by which the camera detects that the accessory is capable of being started up, a data signal terminal that outputs a data signal including information regarding the accessory to the camera, and a first reference potential terminal having a reference potential of the detection level and the data signal. The startup state providing terminal is disposed adjacent to the data signal terminal, and the first reference potential terminal is adjacent to the data signal terminal, and is disposed with the data signal terminal interposed between the startup state providing terminal and the first reference potential terminal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2012
    Publication date: January 10, 2013
    Applicant: NIKON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yasuyuki MOTOKI, Akihiro OZONE, Kazuharu IMAFUJI, Akihiro SUGIYAMA
  • Publication number: 20130010185
    Abstract: An accessory communicates with a camera. The accessory includes a terminal section which has a plurality of terminals. The plurality of terminals includes a startup state providing terminal that supplies, to the camera, a detection level in order for the camera to detect that the accessory is capable of being started up, a data signal terminal that outputs a data signal, which includes information regarding the accessory, to the camera, and a first reference potential terminal which becomes a reference potential of the detection level and the data signal. The startup state providing terminal is arranged side by side with the data signal terminal, and the first reference potential terminal is arranged side by side with the data signal terminal such that the data signal terminal is disposed between the startup state providing terminal and the first reference potential terminal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2012
    Publication date: January 10, 2013
    Applicant: NIKON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yasuyuki MOTOKI, Akihiro OZONE, Kazuharu IMAFUJI, Akihiro SUGIYAMA
  • Publication number: 20130002942
    Abstract: An accessory which is controlled by a control signal supplied from a camera, includes: a terminal section having a plurality of terminals located adjacent to each other in an array that extends in an array direction, the plurality of terminals including at least a power terminal to which power is supplied from the camera and a signal input terminal to which the control signal is input from the camera; and a ground portion corresponding to the power terminal. The power terminal is disposed at a first end of the array the signal input terminal is disposed near a second end of the array opposite the first end, and the ground portion is disposed in a position further away from the power terminal than is the signal input terminal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2012
    Publication date: January 3, 2013
    Applicant: NIKON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yasuyuki MOTOKI, Akihiro OZONE, Akihiro SUGIYAMA, Kazuharu IMAFUJI
  • Publication number: 20130002897
    Abstract: An accessory is supplied with power from a camera, and includes an accessory control section that controls a process executed in the accessory in accordance with an image capture mode of the camera.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2012
    Publication date: January 3, 2013
    Applicant: NIKON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuharu IMAFUJI, Akihiro OZONE, Keiko TSUCHIYA, Izumi KUMAZAWA, Yasuyuki MOTOKI
  • Publication number: 20130002944
    Abstract: An accessory is an accessory supplied with power from a camera. The accessory includes an accumulation section that accumulates power, a receiving section that receives a control command, for instructing a charging operation on the accumulation section, from the camera, a charging section that charges the accumulation section with the power supplied from the camera in accordance with the control command, and an accessory control section that outputs, to the camera, a charging request that requests to output the control command from the camera.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2012
    Publication date: January 3, 2013
    Applicant: NIKON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuharu IMAFUJI, Akihiro OZONE, Keiko TSUCHIYA, Izumi KUMAZAWA, Yasuyuki MOTOKI, Akihiro SUGIYAMA
  • Patent number: 8194173
    Abstract: An electronic camera includes a menu providing section that provides a focus area selection menu that allows a user to select a focus area, a characterizing portion detecting section that detects a characterizing portion of an object, and an area setting section that sets a focus area based on the characterizing portion detected by the characterizing portion detecting section. The focus area selection menu that is provided by the menu providing section to the user includes, as a selection item, a focus area to be set by the area setting section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Assignee: Nikon Corporation
    Inventors: Takumi Kawahara, Yasuyuki Motoki, Akira Ohmura
  • Publication number: 20120105684
    Abstract: This invention includes an imaging device that photographs a subject, a display device that has a display screen displaying image data photographed by the imaging device, a zoom device that varies the display screen, an extraction device that extracts a predetermined feature portion from image data photographed by the imaging device, a directive device that directs the display device so as to display a predetermined feature portion extracted by the extraction device in a predetermined form, and a controller that controls the directive device so as not to direct a display on the display device in accordance with the varying magnification of the zoom device. Namely, an icon of the extraction result is not displayed while the zoom is in action, so that it can avoid an inappropriate display in which the icon display does not correspond to a photographed subject due to the subject's quick movement or a sudden change in its size within a picture frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2012
    Publication date: May 3, 2012
    Applicant: NIKON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hirotake NOZAKI, Yasuyuki MOTOKI, Hideo HIBINO, Tadashi OHTA
  • Patent number: 8159561
    Abstract: This invention includes an imaging device that photographs a subject image, a first storage device that stores image data output from the imaging device at a first time interval, a display device that reads the image data stored in the first storage device at the first time interval and display the image data, a second storage device that reads the image data stored in the first storage device at a second time interval and stores the image data and a feature extraction device that extracts a feature section of the subject based upon the image data stored in the second storage device. Therefore, image data output from the imaging device for an image display is once stored in the second storage device and the feature section is extracted from the stored image data, so an extraction is not affected by an update of the first storage device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Assignee: Nikon Corporation
    Inventors: Hirotake Nozaki, Yasuyuki Motoki, Hideo Hibino, Toshiaki Maeda, Tadashi Ohta
  • Patent number: D714853
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Nikon Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuharu Imafuji, Akihiro Ozone, Yasuyuki Motoki, Akihiro Sugiyama