Patents by Inventor Yusuke Toriumi

Yusuke Toriumi 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: 20200329202
    Abstract: An image capturing apparatus comprising: an image capturing unit; a driving unit for moving an image capturing direction; a first detection unit; a second detection unit; a sound input unit including a plurality of microphones; a third detection unit; and a control unit, wherein the control unit determines microphones of the sound input unit, based on the direction of the user detected by the first detection unit and the movement of the image capturing apparatus detected by the second detection unit, wherein the third detection unit detects a direction of a sound source of the voice collected by microphones, and wherein, in a case where the third detection unit has detected the direction of the sound source of the voice, the control unit controls the driving unit to move the image capturing direction of the image capturing unit to direct toward the direction of the sound source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2020
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Inventors: Yusuke Toriumi, Kikuo Kazama, Ryosuke Sato, Yuki Tsujimoto
  • Publication number: 20200304718
    Abstract: An image capturing apparatus including an image capturing unit capable of moving its imaging direction and a sound input unit including a plurality of microphones, a sound source direction detecting unit which detects a sound source direction based on sound data from the sound input unit, a control unit which performs processing related to image capturing, and, a vibration detecting unit which detects a vibration due to a contact on a housing of the image capturing apparatus, wherein, in a case where a vibration due to a contact is detected, the sound source direction detecting unit detects a direction of sound due to the contact, the control unit estimates a position of the contact on the housing, and the control unit sets the imaging direction of the image capturing unit to a direction based on the estimated position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2020
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Inventors: Yusuke Toriumi, Kikuo Kazama, Nobuhiko Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10715736
    Abstract: An image capturing apparatus including an image capturing unit capable of moving its imaging direction and a sound input unit including a plurality of microphones, a sound source direction detecting unit which detects a sound source direction based on sound data from the sound input unit, a control unit which performs processing related to image capturing, and, a vibration detecting unit which detects a vibration due to a contact on a housing of the image capturing apparatus, wherein, in a case where a vibration due to a contact is detected, the sound source direction detecting unit detects a direction of sound due to the contact, the control unit estimates a position of the contact on the housing, and the control unit sets the imaging direction of the image capturing unit to a direction based on the estimated position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yusuke Toriumi, Kikuo Kazama, Nobuhiko Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20190306401
    Abstract: An image capturing apparatus including an image capturing unit capable of moving its imaging direction and a sound input unit including a plurality of microphones, a sound source direction detecting unit which detects a sound source direction based on sound data from the sound input unit, a control unit which performs processing related to image capturing, and, a vibration detecting unit which detects a vibration due to a contact on a housing of the image capturing apparatus, wherein, in a case where a vibration due to a contact is detected, the sound source direction detecting unit detects a direction of sound due to the contact, the control unit estimates a position of the contact on the housing, and the control unit sets the imaging direction of the image capturing unit to a direction based on the estimated position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Inventors: Yusuke Toriumi, Kikuo Kazama, Nobuhiko Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10418049
    Abstract: The present invention makes it possible to reduce noise from a driving unit with a two-channel microphone configuration. An audio processing apparatus has a first microphone whose main acquisition target is sound from outside of the apparatus, a second microphone whose main acquisition target is driving noise from the driving unit, and a noise removing unit that generates two-channel audio data in which driving noise made by the driving unit of the apparatus has been reduced based on the difference between time-series audio data acquired by the first microphone and time-series audio data acquired by the second microphone. This noise removing unit has two adaptive filter units that respectively perform filter processing on time-series audio data from the first microphone and time-series audio data from the second microphone, and generates stereo two-channel audio data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yusuke Toriumi
  • Publication number: 20190057711
    Abstract: The present invention makes it possible to reduce noise from a driving unit with a two-channel microphone configuration. An audio processing apparatus has a first microphone whose main acquisition target is sound from outside of the apparatus, a second microphone whose main acquisition target is driving noise from the driving unit, and a noise removing unit that generates two-channel audio data in which driving noise made by the driving unit of the apparatus has been reduced based on the difference between time-series audio data acquired by the first microphone and time-series audio data acquired by the second microphone. This noise removing unit has two adaptive filter units that respectively perform filter processing on time-series audio data from the first microphone and time-series audio data from the second microphone, and generates stereo two-channel audio data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2018
    Publication date: February 21, 2019
    Inventor: Yusuke Toriumi
  • Patent number: 7388992
    Abstract: This device includes an image data creator that creates a first type of image data for test shooting and creating a second type of image data for real shooting; a compressor that compresses the image data in a predetermined compression format; and a processor; wherein the compressor has one or plural compression parameters relating to a compression rate; the creator newly supplies files of the first type to the compressor one after another; the compressor compresses at least two files among the continuously supplied first type using values of compression parameters; the processor decides the value of the compression parameter to be used for the second type according to a predetermined standard, based on two and more files of first type image data that are compressed using values of compression parameters; and the processor sets the value of the compression parameter of the compressor at the decided value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2008
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventors: Eiji Atsumi, Kazunobu Shin, Yusuke Toriumi
  • Publication number: 20060192860
    Abstract: This device includes an image data creator that creates a first type of image data for test shooting and creating a second type of image data for real shooting; a compressor that compresses the image data in a predetermined compression format; and a processor; wherein the compressor has one or plural compression parameters relating to a compression rate; the creator newly supplies files of the first type to the compressor one after another; the compressor compresses at least two files among the continuously supplied first type using values of compression parameters; the processor decides the value of the compression parameter to be used for the second type according to a predetermined standard, based on two and more files of first type image data that are compressed using values of compression parameters; and the processor sets the value of the compression parameter of the compressor at the decided value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2005
    Publication date: August 31, 2006
    Applicant: Nokia Corporation
    Inventors: Eiji Atsumi, Kazunobu Shin, Yusuke Toriumi