Patents by Inventor Yousuke NARUSE

Yousuke NARUSE 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: 10817995
    Abstract: Provided are an image processing device, an image processing system, an image processing method, and an imaging optical system group capable of suppressing an increase in costs and appropriately restoring an image. In the imaging optical system, in a case where a first MTF curve M1 indicating an MTF value in a first azimuth direction with respect to an amount of defocus from a focal position is compared with a second MTF curve M2 indicating an MTF value in a second azimuth direction with respect to the amount of defocus from the focal position, a ratio of a peak value P1 of the first MTF curve M1 to a peak value P2 of the second MTF curve M2 is equal to or greater than 2, and a ratio of a half-value width HW2 of the second MTF curve M2 to a half-value width HW1 of the first MTF curve M1 is equal to or greater than 1.25. The restoration filter is a common filter corresponding to a representative value of transfer functions in a plurality of same type imaging optical systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Takashi Kunugise, Yousuke Naruse, Kenkichi Hayashi
  • Patent number: 10748256
    Abstract: Provided are an image processing device, an imaging device, and an image processing method which are capable of obtaining a captured image with desired image quality. An image processing unit functioning as an image processing device includes a point image restoration processing unit that performs point image restoration processing using a restoration filter based on a point spread function of a lens unit on image data obtained from an imaging element through imaging of a subject using an imaging unit having a lens unit including a lens and the imaging element, and a determination unit that determines whether or not to perform the point image restoration processing using the point image restoration processing unit based on spherical aberration of the lens changed by an imaging condition. The point image restoration processing unit performs the point image restoration processing only in a case where the determination unit determines to perform the point image restoration processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Kenkichi Hayashi, Yousuke Naruse, Yasunobu Kishine
  • Patent number: 10699387
    Abstract: Provided are an image processing device, an imaging device, and an image processing method which are capable of obtaining a captured image with desired image quality. An image processing unit functioning as an image processing device includes a point image restoration processing unit that performs point image restoration processing using a restoration filter based on a point spread function of a lens unit on image data obtained from an imaging element through imaging of a subject using an imaging unit having the lens unit including a lens and the imaging element, and a determination unit that determines to perform the point image restoration processing using the point image restoration processing unit in a case where a modulation transfer function in a predetermined spatial frequency in which the point image restoration processing contributes is smaller than a threshold value. Here, the modulation transfer function is changed by an imaging condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Kenkichi Hayashi, Yousuke Naruse, Yasunobu Kishine
  • Patent number: 10634830
    Abstract: For causing a near-infrared light image obtained through imaging in a second imaging mode to be easily viewed while suppressing an increase in size and number of components, in a case where an imaging unit is operating in the second imaging mode, a change region where there is a change is detected through comparison with the second image data that the imaging unit has acquired before the second image data, from within the second image data acquired by the imaging unit. Combination image data obtained by combining the change region image data corresponding to the change region within the second image data with background image data of a color image generated on the basis of first image data acquired in a first imaging mode immediately before the second imaging mode by the imaging unit and corresponding to a background region different from the change region within the second image data is generated on the basis of the detection result of the change region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Takashi Kunugise, Yousuke Naruse
  • Patent number: 10594909
    Abstract: An image processing device, an image processing system, and an image processing method capable of easily correcting image deterioration caused by nonuniform optical characteristics around an optical axis of a lens according to a position in a rotational direction of a lens barrel are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Yousuke Naruse, Takashi Kunugise, Kenkichi Hayashi
  • Patent number: 10395347
    Abstract: In a case where IR data of a near-infrared light image is data in which a visible light component and a near-infrared light component coexist, a point image restoration process is performed on the IR data using a first point image restoration filter based on a first point spread function for visible light of the optical system and a second point image restoration filter based on a second point spread function for near-infrared light of the optical system. An appropriate point image restoration process is performed on the IR data that is captured in a time zone of twilight or dawn by performing weighted averaging on a point image restoration process using the first point image restoration filter and a point image restoration process using the second point image restoration filter using a first gain ? and a second gain ? according to a light amount ratio between visible light and near-infrared light at the time of capturing the IR data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Junichi Tanaka, Kenkichi Hayashi, Yousuke Naruse
  • Patent number: 10366475
    Abstract: Image data obtained by imaging of an imaging element capable of imaging a subject with sensitivity to a wavelength band of visible light and a wavelength band of near-infrared light via an optical system is acquired. A point image restoration process using a common restoration filter is performed on the image data of the subject captured with sensitivity to the wavelength band of the visible light by the imaging element and the image data of the subject captured with sensitivity to the wavelength band of the near-infrared light by the imaging element. The common restoration filter is calculated on the basis of average optical characteristics of the optical system obtained by performing weighted averaging of first optical characteristics with respect to the visible light of the optical system and second optical characteristics with respect to the near-infrared light of the optical system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Yousuke Naruse, Junichi Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10339638
    Abstract: An image processing device and an image processing method capable of satisfactorily performing a point image restoration process of a visible light image and a point image restoration process of a near-infrared light image are provided. A point image restoration process is performed on luminance data Y indicating a visible light image and IR data indicating a near-infrared light image using a first point image restoration filter based on a first point spread function with respect to visible light of an optical system and a second point image restoration filter based on a second point spread function with respect to near-infrared light of the optical system. An appropriate point image restoration process is performed on the IR data so that restoration strength (second gain ?) in the point image restoration process for the IR data captured with radiation of near-infrared light is higher than restoration strength (first gain ?) in the point image restoration process for the luminance data Y.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Kenkichi Hayashi, Junichi Tanaka, Yousuke Naruse, Masahiko Sugimoto, Kousuke Irie
  • Patent number: 10326947
    Abstract: The present invention provides an image processing device, an imaging device, an image processing method, and a program which are capable of accurately correcting blurring caused in first image data of an image using a near-infrared ray as a light source and, accurately performing a point image restoration process on second image data of an image using visible light and a near-infrared ray as a light source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Kenkichi Hayashi, Junichi Tanaka, Yousuke Naruse, Masahiko Sugimoto
  • Publication number: 20190180426
    Abstract: Provided are an image processing device, an image processing system, an image processing method, and an imaging optical system group capable of suppressing an increase in costs and appropriately restoring an image. In the imaging optical system, in a case where a first MTF curve M1 indicating an MTF value in a first azimuth direction with respect to an amount of defocus from a focal position is compared with a second MTF curve M2 indicating an MTF value in a second azimuth direction with respect to the amount of defocus from the focal position, a ratio of a peak value P1 of the first MTF curve M1 to a peak value P2 of the second MTF curve M2 is equal to or greater than 2, and a ratio of a half-value width HW2 of the second MTF curve M2 to a half-value width HW1 of the first MTF curve M1 is equal to or greater than 1.25. The restoration filter is a common filter corresponding to a representative value of transfer functions in a plurality of same type imaging optical systems.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2019
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Takashi KUNUGISE, Yousuke NARUSE, Kenkichi HAYASHI
  • Patent number: 10269101
    Abstract: A restoration processing unit performs a restoration process based on an optical transfer function of an optical system for a target image. The entire angle of view of the optical system is greater than 90 degrees. A light amount evaluation region of the optical system is a region in which a distance from the center of an image formation plane is not less than 80% of half of the length of a diagonal line of an imaging surface of an imaging element. When a first evaluation wavelength is used, the ratio of the amount of light in the light amount evaluation region to the amount of light in a region of the optical system corresponding to the center of the image formation plane is not less than 25%. When a second evaluation wavelength is used, the value of the MTF of the optical system acquired at half of the Nyquist frequency of the imaging element is not less than 15%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Takuya Tanaka, Yousuke Naruse
  • Patent number: 10249028
    Abstract: An optical system has the entire angle of view at a wide-angle end of not smaller than 90 degrees. A spatial frequency at which an MTF of the optical system acquired using an evaluation wavelength in a region of an image formation plane in which the distance from the center of the image formation plane is not less than 80% and less than 95% of half of the length of a diagonal line of an imaging surface of an imaging element image is not more than 30% is higher at the wide-angle end than at a telephoto end. When F??(Fw×Ft) is satisfied (where F indicates the focal length of the optical system when the target image is captured, Fw indicates the focal length at the wide-angle end, and Ft indicates the focal length at the telephoto end), a sharpening processing unit performs a restoration process based on an optical transfer function of the optical system as a sharpening process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Takashi Kunugise, Yousuke Naruse
  • Publication number: 20190014244
    Abstract: An image processing device, an image processing system, and an image processing method capable of easily correcting image deterioration caused by nonuniform optical characteristics around an optical axis of a lens according to a position in a rotational direction of a lens barrel are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2018
    Publication date: January 10, 2019
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Yousuke NARUSE, Takashi KUNUGISE, Kenkichi HAYASHI
  • Patent number: 10171803
    Abstract: An image capturing apparatus according to an aspect of the present invention includes an image capturing unit, a display unit that displays an imaged picture imaged by the image capturing unit and a guide linearly shaped along a sagittal direction or a tangential direction in the imaged picture, the guide assisting imaging of a calibration image used for calibration in a point image restoration process, and a parameter calculation unit that calculates a parameter for the point image restoration process on the basis of the calibration image imaged by the image capturing unit with assistance from the guide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Kenkichi Hayashi, Masahiko Sugimoto, Yousuke Naruse
  • Publication number: 20180365811
    Abstract: Provided are an image processing device, an imaging device, and an image processing method which are capable of obtaining a captured image with desired image quality. An image processing unit functioning as an image processing device includes a point image restoration processing unit that performs point image restoration processing using a restoration filter based on a point spread function of a lens unit on image data obtained from an imaging element through imaging of a subject using an imaging unit having a lens unit including a lens and the imaging element, and a determination unit that determines whether or not to perform the point image restoration processing using the point image restoration processing unit based on spherical aberration of the lens changed by an imaging condition. The point image restoration processing unit performs the point image restoration processing only in a case where the determination unit determines to perform the point image restoration processing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2018
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Kenkichi HAYASHI, Yousuke NARUSE, Yasunobu KISHINE
  • Publication number: 20180365812
    Abstract: Provided are an image processing device, an imaging device, and an image processing method which are capable of obtaining a captured image with desired image quality. An image processing unit functioning as an image processing device includes a point image restoration processing unit that performs point image restoration processing using a restoration filter based on a point spread function of a lens unit on image data obtained from an imaging element through imaging of a subject using an imaging unit having the lens unit including a lens and the imaging element, and a determination unit that determines to perform the point image restoration processing using the point image restoration processing unit in a case where a modulation transfer function in a predetermined spatial frequency in which the point image restoration processing contributes is smaller than a threshold value. Here, the modulation transfer function is changed by an imaging condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2018
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Kenkichi HAYASHI, Yousuke NARUSE, Yasunobu KISHINE
  • Patent number: 10083500
    Abstract: A restoration filter generation device which generates a restoration filter for performing a restoration process on luminance system image data, the restoration process being based on a point-image distribution in an optical system, the luminance system image data being image data relevant to luminance and being generated based on image data for each color of multiple colors, the restoration filter generation device including an MTF acquisition device which acquires a modulation transfer function MTF for the optical system; and a restoration filter generation device which generates the restoration filter based on the modulation transfer function MTF, the restoration filter suppressing an MTF value of image data for each color of the multiple colors to 1.0 or less at least in a region of a particular spatial frequency or less, the image data for each color of the multiple colors corresponding to the luminance system image data after the restoration process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Yousuke Naruse, Kenkichi Hayashi, Masahiko Sugimoto
  • Patent number: 10061102
    Abstract: An imaging lens consists of, in order from the object side, a first lens group fixed during focusing, and a positive second lens group moved toward the object side during focusing from a distant object to a close object. The second lens group consists of, in order from the object side, a first cemented lens consisting of a biconvex lens and a negative lens having a smaller absolute value of curvature radius of the object-side surface than that of the image-side surface, and a second cemented lens as a whole having a positive refractive power and consisting of a negative lens having a smaller absolute value of curvature radius of the image-side surface than that of the object-side surface and a positive lens having a smaller absolute value of curvature radius of the object-side surface than that of the image-side surface. The imaging lens satisfies specific condition expressions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Yousuke Naruse, Michio Cho
  • Patent number: 10049438
    Abstract: Further, there are provided a filter acquisition apparatus, a filter acquisition method, a program, and a recording medium, capable of acquiring a filter which is suitably usable in such a filtering process. An image processing apparatus 35 includes a filtering process unit 41 that performs an image filtering process that has a plurality of times of filtering processes. The filtering process unit 41 applies a filter to processing target data to acquire filter application process data, applies a gain to the filter application process data to acquire gain application process data, in each filtering process. In each filtering process, the gain applied to the filter application process data is acquired based on a target frequency characteristic of the image filtering process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Yousuke Naruse, Kenkichi Hayashi
  • Patent number: 10027909
    Abstract: An imaging device 10 according to one aspect of the present invention includes: a subject distance acquisition section 115; a movement amount acquisition section 120 that acquires an amount of movement of the subject on the basis of the subject distance; a restoration processing determination section 125 that determines, on the basis of the amount of movement acquired by the movement amount acquisition section 120, whether the restoration processing should be performed on the images through a restoration filter, a restoration strength of the restoration processing should be adjusted and the restoration processing should be performed on the images, or the restoration processing should not be performed on the images; and a restoration processing execution section 105 that performs the restoration processing on the images through the restoration filter or with the adjusted restoration strength, on the basis of the determination of the restoration processing determination section 125.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Kenkichi Hayashi, Masahiko Sugimoto, Yousuke Naruse, Kosuke Irie