Patents by Inventor Yuki Maruyama

Yuki Maruyama 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: 20170251215
    Abstract: A moving picture encoding apparatus encodes a moving picture having an interlaced structure, and includes: a storage which stores fields as reference pictures; and an encoder which encodes a current field as a B-picture, using a first reference picture list which includes only one field in a same parity as the current field, and a second reference picture list which includes only one field in an opposite parity to the current field.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2016
    Publication date: August 31, 2017
    Inventors: Kiyofumi ABE, Hideyuki OHGOSE, Shinji KITAMURA, Takashi HASHIMOTO, Toshihiko KUSAKABE, Yuki MARUYAMA, Tatsuro JURI
  • Publication number: 20170111565
    Abstract: In a photographing method in which a terminal device performs photographing, a clock of the terminal device is synchronized with a clock of a server that is a reference, photographing clock time information indicating a photographing clock time based on the clock is acquired through a network, and the photographing is performed at the photographing clock time indicated by the photographing clock time information based on the clock of the terminal device already synchronized with the clock.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2016
    Publication date: April 20, 2017
    Inventors: YOUJI SHIBAHARA, TOSHIYASU SUGIO, TORU MATSUNOBU, YUKI MARUYAMA
  • Patent number: 9602799
    Abstract: A 3D video processing device includes a disparity map generator which compares a first-perspective image from a first perspective with a second-perspective image from a second perspective, which are two images forming stereoscopic video, thereby generates a disparity map which represents disparity of the second-perspective image with respect to the first-perspective image, a first new image generator which rotates the first-perspective image based on rotation angle information which represents rotation statuses of the first- and the second-perspective images, thereby generates a new first-perspective image, and a second new image generator which generates a new second-perspective image, which is paired with the new first-perspective image to form stereoscopic video, based on the first-perspective image and on the disparity map.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuki Kobayashi, Yuki Maruyama, Kentaro Matsumoto
  • Publication number: 20170078646
    Abstract: An image processing method for processing a plurality of images, the image processing method includes: step S11 of acquiring a plurality of first images, each of the plurality of first images taken with each of a plurality of imaging devices; step S12 of acquiring first imaging clock times, each of the first imaging clock times corresponding to each of the plurality of first images; and S13 of selecting a plurality of second images from the plurality of first images, each of second imaging clock times corresponding to each of the plurality of second images, the second imaging clock times (i) being substantially matched with each other and (ii) included in the first imaging clock times; and generating an image set constructed with the plurality of second images.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2016
    Publication date: March 16, 2017
    Inventors: TORU MATSUNOBU, TOSHIYASU SUGIO, YOUJI SHIBAHARA, YUKI MARUYAMA
  • Publication number: 20170048334
    Abstract: An image photographing method for sharing a shared image, which is a plurality of images obtained by photographing an identical subject 103 with a plurality of cameras or an image generated from the plurality of images, between a plurality of users of the plurality of cameras, the image photographing method including: judging whether a target camera that is one of the plurality of cameras photographs subject 103 (S401); and allowing a user of the target camera to browse the shared image according to a period in which the target camera photographs subject 103 (S403) when the judgement that the target camera photographs subject 103 is made (Yes in S402).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2016
    Publication date: February 16, 2017
    Inventors: YOUJI SHIBAHARA, TOSHIYASU SUGIO, TORU MATSUNOBU, YUKI MARUYAMA, TAKAHIRO NISHI
  • Publication number: 20170026680
    Abstract: A video distribution method is a video distribution method to be performed by a server that distributes a plurality of videos captured by a plurality of users from different viewpoints to a terminal apparatus. The video distribution method includes distributing, from a server to a terminal apparatus, a first video that is one of a plurality of videos captured by a plurality of users from different viewpoints and that is requested by the terminal apparatus, selecting a second video that is one of the plurality of videos and that is likely to be next requested next time by the terminal apparatus, and starting transmission of the second video to the terminal apparatus during distribution of the first video to the terminal apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2016
    Publication date: January 26, 2017
    Inventors: TOSHIYASU SUGIO, YOUJI SHIBAHARA, YUKI MARUYAMA, TORU MATSUNOBU, YOICHI SUGINO, MIKIHIRO OUCHI, HISAO SASAI, KUNIAKI ISOGAI, RYUJI MUTA, TAKAKO HORI, TOMOAKI ITOH
  • Patent number: 9369720
    Abstract: An image coding apparatus and an image coding method allow selecting, according to an image in a macroblock to be coded, a most appropriate intra prediction mode for controlling the amount of generated code. The image coding apparatus includes a block feature quantity calculator which calculates, based on pixel values of pixels in the current macroblock in an input image, statistical information of each of the pixel values; and an intra-prediction block size determiner which determines, based on the calculated statistical information, an intra-prediction block size according to a predetermined reference such that a larger intra-prediction block size is more likely to be selected when a degree of change in the pixel value corresponding to a predetermined direction in the current macroblock is smaller. A encoder which performs intra-prediction coding on the current macroblock, in units of the intra-prediction block having the determined size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hideyuki Ohgose, Katsuki Urano, Kiyofumi Abe, Hiroshi Arakawa, Yuki Maruyama
  • Patent number: 9354443
    Abstract: An optical scanning device includes a mirror that oscillates to scan incident visible light. The mirror includes a substrate, a metal film formed on the substrate, and an reflection enhancing film stacked on the metal film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: MITSUMI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuki Maruyama, Misato Abe
  • Patent number: 9338425
    Abstract: A rotation angle obtaining unit obtains an angle by which a stereoscopic image of a subject is to be rotated around a line-of-sight direction. A multi-viewpoint image accumulation unit accumulates a plurality of images of the subject obtained in one direction by changing capturing positions, as multi-viewpoint images. A selection unit selects base images for the stereoscopic image from the multi-viewpoint images accumulated in the multi-viewpoint image accumulation unit, based on the rotation angle. A rotation unit rotates the selected base images based on the rotation angle to generate images which are to form the stereoscopic image of the subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kentaro Matsumoto, Yuki Kobayashi, Yuki Maruyama
  • Publication number: 20160021374
    Abstract: Provided is an image coding method which obtains a picture, and codes the obtained picture. The image coding method generates a processing block, performs a first intra prediction that selects one intra prediction mode from a first set of candidates based on a component of a first signal contained in the processing block, performs a second intra prediction that selects one intra prediction mode from a second set of candidates based on a component of a second signal contained in the processing block. The first set of candidates includes a plurality of intra prediction modes, and the second set of candidates includes an intra prediction mode, having no dependency between the second intra prediction and the first intra prediction, of the plurality of intra prediction modes. The first intra prediction and the second intra prediction are performed in parallel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2015
    Publication date: January 21, 2016
    Inventors: Yuki MARUYAMA, Kiyofumi ABE, Hideyuki OHGOSE, Koji ARIMURA, Hiroshi ARAKAWA, Kazuma SAKAKIBARA, Kazuhito KIMURA
  • Patent number: 9202315
    Abstract: A displacement map generation section generates, for a stereoscopic image, a displacement map indicating a displacement of a second viewpoint image relative to a first viewpoint image. A first new image generation section performs rotation processing in accordance with a given rotation angle on the first viewpoint image to generate a new first viewpoint image. A displacement map correction section performs correction processing on the displacement map on the basis of the rotation angle to generate a corrected displacement map. A second new image generation section generates a new second viewpoint image from the new first viewpoint image on the basis of the corrected displacement map.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuki Kobayashi, Yuki Maruyama, Kentaro Matsumoto, Yasunobu Ogura
  • Patent number: 9130146
    Abstract: An actuator includes a drive beam; a lower electrode formed on the drive beam; a piezoelectric element provided on the lower electrode; an upper electrode provided on the piezoelectric element; an upper wiring connecting the upper electrode and a wiring for supplying a voltage to the upper electrode; and an insulating part providing electrical insulation between the upper electrode and the lower electrode and formed under the upper wiring such that it covers an end of the lower electrode. The insulating part includes insulating extension parts extended on opposite sides of the upper wiring in a width direction of the upper wiring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: MITSUMI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hisamichi Sekine, Hisanori Aga, Yuki Maruyama
  • Patent number: 9124868
    Abstract: A 3D encoding apparatus encodes an input image and generates and outputs a three dimensional stream including a basic stream and an extended stream including a plurality of image groups. A 3D encoding apparatus includes a setter that sets a specific delay value for each image group based on the a first delay value as a delay value of the basic stream and a second delay value as a delay value of the three dimensional stream. The setter sets the specific delay value to a value not more than smaller one of the first delay value and the second delay value. The first virtual buffer and the second virtual buffer perform the buffer simulation for n+1th image group based on information about the specific delay value of the nth image group set by the setter in the basic stream and three dimensional stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Arakawa, Takahiro Nishi, Kiyofumi Abe, Hideyuki Ohgose, Koji Arimura, Yuki Maruyama, Katsuki Urano
  • Publication number: 20150055203
    Abstract: An optical scanning device includes a mirror that oscillates to scan incident visible light. The mirror includes a substrate, a metal film formed on the substrate, and an reflection enhancing film stacked on the metal film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Applicant: MITSUMI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuki MARUYAMA, Misato ABE
  • Patent number: 8942547
    Abstract: The recorder apparatus includes the controller that sets conversion mode used when input stream is processed and converted into recording stream to any of two-dimensional mode that converts the input stream into two-dimensional recording stream and three-dimensional mode that converts the input stream into three-dimensional recording stream, the controller that sets one recording mode that can be used when the video signal is converted and processed in the two-dimensional mode and the three-dimensional mode and specifies recording rate, and the signal processor that processes the video signal based on the set conversion mode and the set recording mode to convert the video signal into recording video signal. The controller sets the recording modes such that combination of the recording modes that can be set when the two-dimensional mode is set is different from combination of recording modes that can be set when the three-dimensional mode is set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Yuki Maruyama, Kazuhito Kimura
  • Publication number: 20140377851
    Abstract: A reagent including a combination of a polyanionic compound and a bivalent cationic compound contains one substance selected from the group consisting of succinic acid, gluconic acid, alanine, glycine, valine, histidine, maltitol, and mannitol or at least one compound of the substance. A dry state of the reagent and deliquescence can be improved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2014
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventors: Yuki MARUYAMA, Kenji ISHIBASHI, Hiroshi SAIKI, Kenji WATANABE, Kouzou TAGASHIRA
  • Patent number: 8897368
    Abstract: An image coding device which codes input image data includes a coding flag generation unit which determines whether or not the input image data is image data included in data of a moving picture showing a motion of a predetermined motion amount or greater, and generates coding flag information which indicates a result of the determination. A coding method determination unit determines a coding method in which the input image data references coded image data that the coded image data indicates is the input image data included in the data of the moving picture that is closer to the input image data. An image coding unit compression-codes the input image data using the coding method determined by the coding method determination unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Yuki Maruyama, Tatsuro Juri
  • Publication number: 20140049544
    Abstract: A displacement map generation section generates, for a stereoscopic image, a displacement map indicating a displacement of a second viewpoint image relative to a first viewpoint image. A first new image generation section performs rotation processing in accordance with a given rotation angle on the first viewpoint image to generate a new first viewpoint image. A displacement map correction section performs correction processing on the displacement map on the basis of the rotation angle to generate a corrected displacement map. A second new image generation section generates a new second viewpoint image from the new first viewpoint image on the basis of the corrected displacement map.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2013
    Publication date: February 20, 2014
    Applicant: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Yuki KOBAYASHI, Yuki MARUYAMA, Kentaro Matsumoto, Yasunobu OGURA
  • Publication number: 20140049608
    Abstract: A video processing device allows a viewer to suitably see an image in reproducing a compression coded stereoscopic image signal. A decoder decodes the compression coded signal of a stereoscopic image received as an input stream. A determiner evaluates a degree of a difference between a first viewpoint image and a second viewpoint image of the decoded stereoscopic image signal, and determines a display mode of the stereoscopic image signal based on the evaluation result. A picture generator generates an output image according to the determined display mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2013
    Publication date: February 20, 2014
    Applicant: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Yuki MARUYAMA, Yuki KOBAYASHI, Kentaro Matsumoto, Yasunobu OGURA
  • Patent number: 8654839
    Abstract: Video signal coding apparatus includes a quantization unit which quantizes a luminance signal of each of a first picture and a second picture coded after the first picture, and quantizes a chrominance signal of each of the first picture and the second picture. A code amount obtainment unit obtains a luminance code amount and a chrominance code amount of each of the first picture and the second picture; and a rate calculation unit calculates a rate of the chrominance code amount with respect to the luminance code amount for each of the first picture and the second picture. A rate control unit changes a coefficient value of at least one of the first matrix and the second matrix used in quantizing the second picture, before the quantization unit quantizes the second picture, so that the rate for the second picture becomes smaller than the rate for the first picture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroshi Arakawa, Yuki Maruyama, Hideyuki Ohgose, Kiyofumi Abe