Patents by Inventor Yuichi Hasegawa

Yuichi Hasegawa 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: 10594950
    Abstract: To provide an excellent photographing apparatus including a plurality of cameras and capable of photographing a wide angle image with less parallax. View point positions (camera positions) of video cameras 101 to 106 are radially arranged at predetermined angular intervals on a horizontal concentric circle about a vertical reference axis that passes a predetermined reference point. The video cameras are fixed in such a manner that camera principal-axis directions of the video cameras are individually directed outward and upward from a horizontal plane by a predetermined elevation angle Tvu, with the result that upper end portions of a vertical angle of view overlap. Therefore, photographing can be performed uninterruptedly even in an overhead direction without providing a camera that is directed right above.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Yuichi Hasegawa, Noriyuki Yamashita
  • Patent number: 10564424
    Abstract: An image display device including: an image formation device; and an optical system that brings an image from the image formation device to an eyeball of an observer. 0 (degrees)??2<?1?25 is satisfied where an image-formation-device first strike point is where an extended line of an optical axis of the optical system intersects with an image exit surface of the image formation device, a first normal line is normal to the image exit surface of the image formation device passing through the first strike point, an image-formation-device second strike point is where an extended line of a pupil center line of the eyeball of the observer intersects with the image exit surface of the image formation device, a second normal line is normal to the image exit surface of the image formation device passing through the second strike point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Eiichi Tanaka, Hirokazu Tatsuta, Yuichi Hasegawa, Kenta Kawamoto
  • Patent number: 10547902
    Abstract: The present technology relates to an information processing apparatus and method, a display control apparatus and method, a reproducing apparatus and method, a program, and an information processing system that transmit a response of viewers acquired in a more natural way to a place where content is captured, enabling presentation in an easier-to-see way. The information processing apparatus of one aspect of the present technology receives motion information indicating motions of users watching video content and information indicating attributes of the users, and generates an excitement image by arranging information visually indicating a degree of excitement of each user determined on the basis of the motion information transmitted from a plurality of reproducing apparatuses at a position according to an attribute of each user. The present technology is applicable to a server that processes information transmitted from the reproducing apparatuses of content distributed in real time via a network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yukio Oobuchi, Yuichi Hasegawa, Yuki Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10534172
    Abstract: A display apparatus includes a frame and an image display apparatus for a left eye 3 and an image display apparatus for a right eye which are attached to the frame. Each image display apparatus 30 includes an image forming apparatus 40 and an optical system 50 configured to guide an image from the image forming apparatus 40 to a pupil of an observer 10. The optical system 50 includes a reflecting mirror 51 and a lens group 52. The image forming apparatus 40 is curved. A normal NLL of the reflecting mirror 51 included in the optical system of the image display apparatus for a left eye and a normal NLR of the reflecting mirror 51 included in the optical system of the image display apparatus for a right eye intersect with each other in a space on an opposite side of the observer 10 with respect to the reflecting mirror 51.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Eiichi Tanaka, Hirokazu Tatsuta, Shin Hasegawa, Yuichi Hasegawa, Kenta Kawamoto
  • Publication number: 20200012111
    Abstract: It is an object of the present invention to provide a configuration which are less likely to cause a distortion in an observed image when the position of the image display device in the eyeball direction of an observer is adjusted. An image display device according to the present invention includes: an image formation device (40); and an optical system (52) that brings an image from the image formation device (40) to an eyeball (11) of an observer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2019
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Inventors: EIICHI TANAKA, HIROKAZU TATSUTA, YUICHI HASEGAWA, KENTA KAWAMOTO
  • Patent number: 10527859
    Abstract: There is provided a display apparatus including: a frame 20 that is mounted on a head part of a viewer; and an image display device 30 that is mounted on the frame 20. The image display device 30 includes (A) an image forming device 40, and (B) an optical system 50 that guides an image, which originates from the image forming device 40, into a pupil of a viewer. The image forming device 40 is curved along an X direction and/or a Y direction. The image display device 30 further includes an image-forming-device-to-optical-system distance adjustment unit 90 that adjusts a distance between the image forming device 40 and the optical system 50.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Eiichi Tanaka, Hirokazu Tatsuta, Shin Hasegawa, Yuichi Hasegawa, Kenta Kawamoto
  • Patent number: 10520417
    Abstract: An analysis method irradiates, with laser light, an analysis substrate made of a resin material and having a reaction region on which detection target substances and nanoparticles of a metal compound for labeling the detection target substances are captured. The analysis method extracts, as a substrate signal level, a signal level generated when receiving reflected light from the analysis substrate. The analysis method receives reflected light from the reaction region to generate a light reception level signal. The analysis method extracts a nanoparticle detection signal from the light reception level signal of the reflected light from the reaction region, the nanoparticle detection signal having a higher level than the signal level of the reflected light from the analysis substrate. The analysis method detects the nanoparticles in accordance with the extracted nanoparticle detection signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: JVC KENWOOD CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masayuki Ono, Makoto Itonaga, Yuichi Hasegawa, Koji Tsujita, Shigehiko Iwama
  • Publication number: 20190384382
    Abstract: There is provided an image processing device, an image processing method, and an image system capable of reducing discomfort of a user, such as “VR sickness.” The image processing device includes: an image generation unit configured to generate an avatar viewpoint image according to a viewpoint of an avatar corresponding to a user in a virtual world as a first presentation image to be presented to the user, and generate a second presentation image different from the avatar viewpoint image in a case in which posture difference occurs between an actual posture of the user based on a result of detecting motion of the user and a posture of the avatar. The present technique is applicable, for example, to an image processing device etc. for generating an image to be displayed on a head mounted display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2018
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yuichi HASEGAWA
  • Publication number: 20190309894
    Abstract: A display device includes a display unit having a panel-shape, a stand supporting the display unit, an adjusting mechanism being attached to the display unit and enabling the display unit to move up and down relative to the stand and turn around the stand, a first fastening member fastening the adjusting mechanism to the stand, and a regulating mechanism regulating the display unit from descending relative to the stand when the first fastening member is removed. The regulating mechanism includes a projection being formed on one of the stand and the adjusting mechanism, and a recess being formed in the other of the stand and the adjusting mechanism and being fitted onto the projection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Inventors: YUICHI HASEGAWA, SHINYA ISHIDA, KAZUKI KUMAGAI
  • Patent number: 10437060
    Abstract: [Object] To provide an image display system that displays an image with a wide field of view while reducing VR sickness. [Solution] When a field of view FOVO of an original image provided by an image output device (200) is greater than a field of view FOVD of an image viewed by a user wearing an image display device (300), the image output device (200) cuts out a region with the field of view FOVD from the original image for delivery to the image display device (300). Also, when the field of view FOVO of the image viewed by the user wearing the image display device (300) is equal to or greater than the field of view FOVD of the original image provided by the image output device (200), the image output device (200) delivers the original image as-is to the image display device (300).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Yuichi Hasegawa, Yasunori Kamada, Eiichi Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20190287289
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an image processing apparatus and an image processing method that make it possible to generate a texture image of high picture quality at a predetermined viewpoint using an omnidirectional image. An ML3D model generation section receives transmission information in which auxiliary information is added to at least one of texture information of a first layer, depth information of the first layer, texture information of a second layer or depth information of the second layer, and executes predetermined image processing using the auxiliary information for at least one of the texture information of the first layer, the depth information of the first layer, the texture information of the second layer or the depth information of the second layer. The present disclosure can be applied, for example, to a home server that generates a display image of a predetermined viewpoint from an omnidirectional image or the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2017
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Inventors: YUICHI ARAKI, JUNICHI TANAKA, HIROSHI ORYOJI, YUICHI HASEGAWA, TOORU MASUDA, TETSUYA FUKUYASU
  • Publication number: 20190279381
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an image processing apparatus and an image processing method that can use an omnidirectional image to generate a texture image of high picture quality from a predetermined viewpoint. A drawing section generates a display image from a predetermined viewpoint by using a texture image and a depth image of a first layer and using a texture image and a depth image of a second layer in which a range of information indicated by a pixel value is different from at least one of the texture image or the depth image of the first layer. The present disclosure can be applied to, for example, a home server or the like that generates a display image from a predetermined viewpoint from an omnidirectional image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2017
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Inventor: YUICHI HASEGAWA
  • Patent number: 10412842
    Abstract: An image display device includes: a display panel displaying an image; a first support member and a second support member that support the display panel in an erected state; a first mounting member interposed by fitting between the display panel and one of the first support member and the second support member; a second mounting member interposed by fitting between the display panel and another of the first support member and the second support member; and a first attachment part, a second attachment part, a third attachment part, and a fourth attachment part provided on a back surface of the display panel and having structures fitted to at least one of the first mounting member and the second mounting member. The first attachment part, the second attachment part, the fourth attachment part, and the third attachment part are provided in this order from one end to another end in a width direction of the back surface of the display panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuichi Hasegawa, Katsumasa Ando, Masakatsu Itou, Michael Shadovitz, Akihiro Adachi, Yuki Sugiyama, Hirotoshi Hada, Kazuhiko Maeda
  • Publication number: 20190265237
    Abstract: An analysis device optically scans a surface of a substrate to which particles are fixed, detects a pulse wave included in a detection signal obtained from an optical scanning unit when the optical scanning unit scans the substrate, and counts the particles based on pulse interval between two pulse waves each having pulse width less than first reference value determined depending on first pulse width when the optical scanning unit scans a plurality of particles adjacent to each other when the two pulse waves are detected consecutively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2019
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Inventors: Masayuki ONO, Shingo YAGYU, Makoto ITONAGA, Yuichi HASEGAWA, Koji TSUJITA
  • Patent number: 10396025
    Abstract: A semiconductor device that outputs a radio-frequency (RF) signal with high power is disclosed. The semiconductor device includes a housing, a semiconductor chip, an impedance converter, a capacitor, and a bonding wire. The housing includes a heat sink, an output lead terminal, and a bias terminal electrically isolated from the output lead terminal. The semiconductor chip is mounted on the heat sink of the housing. The impedance converter provides an input port, an output port, and an intermediate port between the input port and the output port thereof. The capacitor is mounted on the heat sink and between the impedance converter and the output lead terminal. The bonding wire connects the bias lead terminal with the intermediate port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: SUMITOMO ELECTRIC DEVICE INNOVATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Yuichi Hasegawa, Naoyuki Miyazawa
  • Publication number: 20190238819
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an image processing apparatus and an image processing method that make it possible to generate a texture image of high picture quality at a predetermined viewpoint using an omnidirectional image. A plurality of real cameras image a plurality of reference images at a plurality of viewpoint positions in a plurality of sight line directions. A great weight is applied to a reference image in a sight line direction close to a virtual viewpoint specified in response to a movement of a head mounted display and having a virtual viewpoint position and a sight line direction to generate a virtual viewpoint image by weighted averaging, and the virtual viewpoint image is displayed on the head mounted display. The present disclosure can be applied, for example, to a home server or the like that generates a display image of a predetermined viewpoint from an omnidirectional image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2017
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: KENDAI FURUKAWA, JUNICHI TANAKA, HIROSHI ORYOJI, YUICHI HASEGAWA, GOH KOBAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20190206435
    Abstract: A magnet structure includes first and second magnet units. The first magnet unit is provided with a first magnet fixing section that includes a first surface and a first magnet having a first polarity on the first surface's side. The second magnet unit is provided with a second magnet fixing section that includes a second surface and a second magnet having a second polarity on the second surface's side, the second polarity being an opposite polarity to the first polarity. The first and second surfaces are located next to one another on the same plane to form a magnetic attachment surface which is magnetically attached to a magnetically-attached object. The second magnet unit is supported by the first magnet unit so as to move in a predetermined range.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2019
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Inventors: Shigehiko IWAMA, Makoto ITONAGA, Yuichi HASEGAWA, Koji TSUJITA, Masayuki ONO, Katsue HORIKOSHI
  • Patent number: 10310595
    Abstract: Provided is an image display device configured to display a free viewpoint image that tracks a movement of observer's head and trunk. The line-of-sight direction and trunk orientation of the user are individually oriented in a free viewpoint space displayed on a display device 500 based on posture information of the user's head and trunk, which are respectively obtained from a head motion tracking device 200 and a trunk motion tracking device 300. A behavior that is natural in real space can be represented by moving a line of sight to a front direction of the trunk on a space in a state where the line of sight does not match the front direction of the trunk. An unnatural UI that goes straight to the line-of-sight direction is prevented regardless of orientation of the trunk.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Hirokazu Tatsuta, Kenta Kawamoto, Yuichiro Koyama, Takayasu Kon, Yuichi Hasegawa, Masaru Shimura, Yuki Yamamoto, Eiichi Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20190064048
    Abstract: An analysis method irradiates, with laser light, an analysis substrate made of a resin material and having a reaction region on which detection target substances and nanoparticles of a metal compound for labeling the detection target substances are captured. The analysis method extracts, as a substrate signal level, a signal level generated when receiving reflected light from the analysis substrate. The analysis method receives reflected light from the reaction region to generate a light reception level signal. The analysis method extracts a nanoparticle detection signal from the light reception level signal of the reflected light from the reaction region, the nanoparticle detection signal having a higher level than the signal level of the reflected light from the analysis substrate. The analysis method detects the nanoparticles in accordance with the extracted nanoparticle detection signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2018
    Publication date: February 28, 2019
    Inventors: Masayuki ONO, Makoto ITONAGA, Yuichi HASEGAWA, Koji TSUJITA, Shigehiko IWAMA
  • Publication number: 20180321227
    Abstract: An analysis device includes a turntable, an optical pickup, and a controller. The turntable holds a specimen analysis disc having reaction regions on which nanoparticles binding to substances to be detected are captured. The optical pickup emits laser light to each reaction region, receives a reflected light from each reaction region, and generates a light reception level signal. The controller sequentially generates a plurality of measurement gate signals for counting the number of the nanoparticles captured on each reaction region, counts the number of the nanoparticles of each of the measurement gate signals based on the light reception level signal, specifies a measurement gate section in each reaction region according to a measurement result per measurement gate signal, and adds up the number of the nanoparticles of the respective measurement gate signals in the measurement gate section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2018
    Publication date: November 8, 2018
    Inventors: Shigehiko IWAMA, Makoto ITONAGA, Yuichi HASEGAWA, Koji TSUJITA, Masayuki ONO