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).

  • Publication number: 20130128622
    Abstract: A power converting apparatus makes reduction of power loss possible and operates in a two-phase mode. A power converting apparatus of the inventive concept includes I-shaped block cores, each being made of a magnetic material; and E-shaped cores, each being produced by combining two L-shaped magnetic materials to each of the I-shaped cores. In each of the E-shaped cores, the block core is defined as a central leg, the other two legs are defined as a first outside leg and a second outside leg, respectively, and a closed magnetic path is configured by two E-shaped cores combined such that one of respective central legs in the two E-shaped cores, one of respective first outside legs therein, and one of respective second outside legs therein are caused to face the other of the central legs, the other of the first outside legs, and the other of the second outside legs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2012
    Publication date: May 23, 2013
    Applicants: NIKKINDENJI KOGYO CO., LTD., SHINTO HOLDINGS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuichi HASEGAWA, Hiromune ISHII, Yuki SATAKE, Takeshi KAWAHARA
  • Patent number: 8437507
    Abstract: An information processing device includes a learning image input unit configured to input a learning image, in which a tracked object is captured on different shooting conditions, together with the shooting conditions, a feature response calculation unit configured to calculate a response of one or more integrated features, with respect to the learning image while changing a parameter in accordance with the shooting conditions, a feature learning unit configured to recognize spatial distribution of the one or more integrated features in the learning image based on a calculation result of the response and evaluate a relationship between the shooting conditions and the parameter and a spatial relationship among the integrated features so as to learn a feature of the tracked object, and a feature storage unit configured to store a learning result of the feature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Ning Zhou, Keisuke Yamaoka, Jun Yokono, Yuichi Hasegawa
  • Patent number: 8396817
    Abstract: A learning apparatus includes a feature extractor for extracting a feature at a feature point in a plurality of training images including training images that contains a target object to be recognized and that does not contain the target object, a tentative learner generator for generating a tentative learner for detecting the target object in an image, where the tentative learner is formed from a plurality of weak learners through statistical learning using the training images and the feature obtained from the training images, and a learner generator for generating a final learner that is formed from at least one of the weak learners and that detects the target object in an image by substituting the feature into a feature function formed from some of the weak learners of the tentative learner so as to obtain a new feature and performing statistical learning using the new feature and training images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2013
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Jun Yokono, Yuichi Hasegawa
  • Patent number: 8356530
    Abstract: A push-pull cable suitable for automotive applications includes an outer cable having a hollow interior and an inner cable having a circular cross section perpendicular to its axial direction. The inner cable is slidably disposed within the hollow interior and grease is disposed in a clearance defined between an outer circumferential surface of the inner cable and an inner circumferential surface of the outer cable. The inner cable consists of a single metal wire coated with a metal plated layer, the plated layer has a thickness between 3 and 35 microns and the clearance is between 0.05 to 0.5 millimeters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2013
    Assignee: Chuo Hatsujo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yuichi Hasegawa, Yoshikatsu Tsuge
  • Publication number: 20120314939
    Abstract: A predetermined feature point obtained from an input image is extracted. An image that indicates a locus specifying a predetermined graphic included in the input image and corresponds to a feature point is acquired using a Hough transform. A recognition target object is detected from an input image, based on a plurality of feature quantities, using an identifier generated by statistical learning using the plurality of feature quantities obtained from a locus image obtained based on a learning image including the recognition target object and a locus image obtained based on a learning image including no recognition target object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2012
    Publication date: December 13, 2012
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Yuichi HASEGAWA
  • Patent number: 8320672
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus automatically determining a composition of an image includes area dividing means for dividing an input image into areas; target area determining means for determining a target area having higher visibility from the divided image; unnecessary area determining means for determining an unnecessary area having lower visibility from the divided image; and composition determining means for determining from the input image a composition that includes the target area and does not include the unnecessary area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Frank Nielsen, Yuichi Hasegawa
  • Publication number: 20120292142
    Abstract: In a cable-operated device, one end of a coil spring 56 is fixed to a brake lever and another end of the coil spring 56 is fixed to a supporting member. At least one of the brake lever and the supporting member has a guide surface 58b making contact with the coil spring 56 from a lateral direction with respect to the coil spring 56. One end portion of the coil spring 56 has a first pitch portion 56b wound with a first pitch, a second pitch portion 56a wound with a second pitch which is smaller than the first pitch, and a third pitch portion 56c wound with a third pitch which is larger than the second pitch. When a primary load is applied to the coil spring 56, a length of the coil spring 56 is 80 to 120 mm, adjacent windings of the first pitch portion are separated from each other, adjacent windings of the second pitch portion are in contact with each other, and the second pitch portion makes contact with a tip end of the guide surface 58b.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2011
    Publication date: November 22, 2012
    Applicant: CHUO HATSUJO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yuichi Hasegawa, Yoshikatsu Tsuge
  • Publication number: 20120288408
    Abstract: A sample analysis disc has concave sections and convex sections formed alternately in a track area of a disc surface. Labeled beads are immobilized to the track area. Each labeled bead has a biopolymer bound thereto. Only one of the labeled beads is allowed to be filled in each concave section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2012
    Publication date: November 15, 2012
    Applicant: JVC KENWOOD Corporation a corporation of Japan
    Inventors: Masayuki ONO, Makoto ITONAGA, Koji TSUJITA, Yuichi HASEGAWA, Kunihisa MATSUZAKI
  • Patent number: 8306358
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus detects a center of gravity of each of plural images of interest, which are images to which attention is paid among images included in an original image; calculates an overall center of gravity, which is a center of gravity of all the plural images of interest, from the center of gravity of each of the plural images of interest; and determines an area in the original image such that a ratio of a distance from one edge of opposed edges of the area to the overall center of gravity to a distance from the other edge of the opposed edges of the area to the overall center of gravity takes a value decided in advance so as to arouse an aesthetic sense.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Yuichi Hasegawa
  • Patent number: 8277238
    Abstract: A card connector (1) is disclosed. The card connector (1) comprises a housing (11), at least one terminal (51), a card guiding mechanism and an identification switch. The housing (11) is configured to accommodate a card adapter (101), in which a first card (201) is fitted, or a second card (301). Each of the at least one terminals (51) is attached to the housing (11). The card guiding mechanism includes an urging member (81). The urging member (81) is configured to urge the card adapter (101) or the second card (301) in a direction opposite to an insertion direction. The card guiding mechanism is configured to hold in a lock position the card adapter (101) or the second card (301) pushed in the insertion direction by way of push operation. The identification switch is formed by a first contact member (52) and a second contact member (53), and is arranged further inward in the insertion direction from an insertion direction front end (301a) of the second card (301) held in the lock position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Molex Incorporated
    Inventors: Yasuyoshi Matsumoto, Yuichi Hasegawa, Mitsuhiro Tomita, Yuji Naito, Yoko Takeuchi
  • Publication number: 20120194697
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus, information processing method and computer program product cooperate in detecting a first target object contained in image information. Image information of an image is received through an interface. A processing circuit determines whether a first target object in the image information has not yet been detected. A determination is also made regarding whether a second target object in the image information has been detected. An image quality parameter of the image is modified to assist subsequent detection attempts in recognizing the first target object when the first target object has not yet been detected but the second target object has been detected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2011
    Publication date: August 2, 2012
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Yuichi HASEGAWA, Ning ZHOU
  • Patent number: 8194996
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus for correcting an input image for blur using a recovery filter in accordance with image blurriness includes a blurriness determining unit that receives a target image to be corrected, applies to the target image a recovery filter including a degree-of-blur parameter corresponding to blurriness while changing a value of the degree-of-blur parameter, evaluates a degree of recovery of each of corrected target images which have been corrected with recovery filters having different degree-of-blur parameter values, and determines blurriness of the target image based on the degree-of-blur parameter value of the highly evaluated recovery filter; and a blur correction unit that sets a recovery filter for the target image based on the degree-of-blur parameter in accordance with the determined blurriness of the target image and corrects the target image for blur using the recovery filter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Yuichi Hasegawa
  • Publication number: 20110273592
    Abstract: An image processing device includes a clothing extractor extracting a face or head portion from an input image, the face or head portion being a region estimated to be a face or head image, and extracting a clothing region from a region immediately below the face or head portion, the clothing region being a region estimated to be a clothing image, and a clothing converter changing clothing in the input image by performing predetermined image processing on an image in the clothing region in the input image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2011
    Publication date: November 10, 2011
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Keisuke YAMAOKA, Jun Yokono, Yuichi Hasegawa
  • Publication number: 20110239118
    Abstract: There is provided a gesture input device including an input unit to which at least one of image information and voice information representing a user's action is input, a detection unit that detects the user's action based on the input at least one of the image information and the voice information, a prediction unit that predicts one or more gestures that the user desires to input based on a detection result of the action, and a notification unit that notifies the user of an action to be performed next by the user in order to input the predicted one or more gestures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2011
    Publication date: September 29, 2011
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Keisuke Yamaoka, Jun Yokono, Yuichi Hasegawa, Ning Zhou, Hirotaka Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20110228982
    Abstract: An information processing device includes a learning image input unit configured to input a learning image, in which a tracked object is captured on different shooting conditions, together with the shooting conditions, a feature response calculation unit configured to calculate a response of one or more integrated features, with respect to the learning image while changing a parameter in accordance with the shooting conditions, a feature learning unit configured to recognize spatial distribution of the one or more integrated features in the learning image based on a calculation result of the response and evaluate a relationship between the shooting conditions and the parameter and a spatial relationship among the integrated features so as to learn a feature of the tracked object, and a feature storage unit configured to store a learning result of the feature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2011
    Publication date: September 22, 2011
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Ning ZHOU, Keisuke Yamaoka, Jun Yokono, Yuichi Hasegawa
  • Publication number: 20110221768
    Abstract: There is provided an image processing apparatus including: a detecting unit detecting one of an entire person and a part of a person in an image produced by image data acquired by image pickup by an imaging unit; a position/size calculating unit calculating a size and a position of the detected one of the entire person and the part of the person in the image; and a GUI disposing unit disposing graphical user interface (GUI) elements, which are to be displayed by being superimposed on the image produced by the image data, on the image based on the calculated size and position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2011
    Publication date: September 15, 2011
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Yuichi HASEGAWA
  • Patent number: 8019480
    Abstract: A method for controlling the operation of a cooled or heated water pump of an air conditioning installation is provided in which the flow rate of cooled or heated water is controlled to correspond to variations of energy demand on a load side unit. This can be effected by controlling on the basis of the temperature of the cooled or heated water the state of operation of a heat source, and the number of revolutions of the motor for driving the pump. When the temperature of the cooled or heated water is within a predetermined range of temperature and the operation of the heat source is halted, the motor is operated to rotate a number of revolutions N2 determined by a unit for controlling the rotation of the motor based on conditions obtained at a time of halting the operation of the heat source, until the temperature of the cooled or heated water reaches a predetermined value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2011
    Assignee: Hasegawa Electric Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuichi Hasegawa, Hiroshi Ogawa
  • Publication number: 20110201229
    Abstract: A card connector (1) is disclosed. The card connector (1) comprises a housing (11), at least one terminal (51), a card guiding mechanism and an identification switch. The housing (11) is configured to accommodate a card adapter (101), in which a first card (201) is fitted, or a second card (301). Each of the at least one terminals (51) is attached to the housing (11). The card guiding mechanism includes an urging member (81). The urging member (81) is configured to urge the card adapter (101) or the second card (301) in a direction opposite to an insertion direction. The card guiding mechanism is configured to hold in a lock position the card adapter (101) or the second card (301) pushed in the insertion direction by way of push operation. The identification switch is formed by a first contact member (52) and a second contact member (53), and is arranged further inward in the insertion direction from an insertion direction front end (301a) of the second card (301) held in the lock position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2009
    Publication date: August 18, 2011
    Applicant: Molex Incorporated
    Inventors: Yasuyoshi Matsumoto, Yuichi Hasegawa, Mitsuhiro Tomita, Yuji Naito, Yoko Takeuchi
  • Publication number: 20110110594
    Abstract: An image processing system includes a storing section that stores a database in which specific pose data representing each of specific poses of a human, and effect manipulation data specifying each of manipulations applied to an image are registered in association with each other, a human region detecting section that detects a human region that is a region where a human appears in an image on which to perform image processing, a human pose recognizing section that recognizes a pose of the human in the human region detected by the human region detecting section, a matching section that finds the specific pose data matching the pose recognized by the human pose recognizing section, by referencing the database, and a manipulating section that applies a manipulation to the image on the basis of the effect manipulation data associated with the specific pose data found by the matching section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2010
    Publication date: May 12, 2011
    Inventors: Yuichi HASEGAWA, Jun Yokono, Keisuke Yamaoka
  • Publication number: 20110100151
    Abstract: A push-pull cable suitable for automotive applications includes an outer cable having a hollow interior and an inner cable having a circular cross section perpendicular to its axial direction. The inner cable is slidably disposed within the hollow interior and grease is disposed in a clearance defined between an outer circumferential surface of the inner cable and an inner circumferential surface of the outer cable. The inner cable consists of a single metal wire coated with a metal plated layer, the plated layer has a thickness between 3 and 35 microns and the clearance is between 0.05 to 0.5 millimeters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2010
    Publication date: May 5, 2011
    Applicant: CHUO HATSUJO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yuichi Hasegawa, Yoshikatsu Tsuge