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Inventor:
Nonaka; Osamu
Address:
Sagamihara, JP
No. of patents:
93
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Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
RE35652 Object distance detecting apparatus November 4, 1997
An object distance detecting apparatus having a light projecting device for projecting a pulse light toward an object to be photographed and a primary semiconductor position detecting device for receiving the reflected light from the object by this light projecting device and outputting
8582918 Imaging device, image composition and display device, and image composition method November 12, 2013
An imaging device of the present invention comprises an imaging section for forming a subject image and outputting image data, a face detection section for detecting a person's face based on the image data, a decoration image selection section for selecting a decoration image from a
8581994 Photographing apparatus November 12, 2013
Controlling a photographing apparatus that can play back an image on an external display device, to achieve energy savings when playing back the image on the external display device is provided. After a photographed image is transmitted to the external display device, if a control signal
8564710 Photographing apparatus and photographing method for displaying information related to a subject October 22, 2013
A digital camera includes: a display section displaying a photographing image obtained by photographing a subject; a signal processing and control section reading out information related to the subject and information related to surroundings of the subject from a database on the basi
8224036 Image editing apparatus, method for controlling image editing apparatus, and recording medium st July 17, 2012
An image editing apparatus includes an image input unit including an image pickup circuit which takes a picture of a subject to obtain an image of a subject. A face detection circuit detects an image of a face of the subject from the image obtained from the image input unit. A face e
8212911 Imaging apparatus, imaging system, and imaging method displaying recommendation information July 3, 2012
An imaging apparatus includes an imaging section converting an image into image data, an image classifying section classifying the image data, and a display section for displaying information regarding a recommended image as a shooting object based on a classification result by the image
8199212 Image recording and playback device, and image recording and playback method June 12, 2012
An image processing device of the present invention comprises a storage section for storing first image data obtained by imaging in front of the imaging device body or using a telephoto lens, and second image data obtained by imaging behind the imaging device body or using a wide-angle
8125526 Camera for selecting an image from a plurality of images based on a face portion and contour of February 28, 2012
There is disclosed a camera which detects a face portion of a subject from a shot image to determine whether a shot image is a good shot candidate image from the features of the face portion and a face portion-related image portion. As examples, the features include, but not be limit
7982791 Controlling operations of a camera to improve backlit scenes July 19, 2011
There is disclosed a camera in which, in a case where luminance of an acquired image signal is corrected and raised in accordance with luminance of each region, a correction amount of an image signal for use as a photographed image is smaller than a correction amount of an image sign
7791669 Picture taking apparatus having focusing device September 7, 2010
A plurality of distance measuring points in a picture can be correctly and rapidly focused on. Images at a plurality of distance measuring points in the picture can be detected through a photographing lens by means of an image pickup element. These detected distance measuring points can
7787019 Camera and shooting control method therefor August 31, 2010
Disclosed is a camera which analyzes an image signal output periodically from an image pickup device to determine a timing suitable for shooting a still image, and acquires an image signal for a still image having a larger number of pixels based on the determination result. The suitable
7768550 Camera capable of data transmission August 3, 2010
A camera according to the present invention can use a captured image of a communication target device to identify the communication target device when transmitting data to the outside. The camera includes a formatting section for converting transmission data to a format suitable for
7750970 Distance-measuring device installed in camera July 6, 2010
The present invention provides a distance-measuring device has an AF area sensor that includes an image pick up element formed on a semiconductor substrate for receiving two images having a parallax therebetween, and a photo reception signal processing circuit formed on the semiconductor
7738025 Camera with a display control June 15, 2010
A camera comprises a monitor which allows a composition of a subject to be confirmed, a backlight which illuminates at least one region on the monitor, an image pickup device and a distance measuring unit for detecting an image condition of the subject, and a backlight control unit w
7667759 Imaging apparatus that can display both real-time images and recorded images simultaneously February 23, 2010
The imaging apparatus of the present invention can display both real-time images received by an image pickup device and an image(s) recorded on a recording medium at the same time on a display part. The image(s) recorded on the recording medium and to be displayed is selectively swit
7659926 Imaging apparatus and imaging method February 9, 2010
In an imaging apparatus capable of continuous shooting, the continuously shot image data are sequentially recorded, and some image data selected from the recoded image data are displayed on a display portion. At this selection, data associated with the shooting period of the image data i
7570884 Electronic camera, information device and portable information apparatus August 4, 2009
An electronic camera comprising an LCD panel for image reproduction and an imaging device is disclosed, in which private information attaching a predetermined attribute to a designated photographed image can be input, and in accordance with the private information, the image reproduction
7535489 Digital platform apparatus May 19, 2009
In a digital platform apparatus of the present invention, a position of a camera mounted on a screen in a display unit is detected by a position detection unit, and image data is transferred from the camera via a communication unit in accordance with a predetermined instruction opera
7450838 Camera having autofocus adjustment function November 11, 2008
A camera has a contrast detection section which detects contrast of an object image signal obtained through a taking lens, and a multipoint distance measuring section which ranges a plurality of points in a photographic screen through a pair of optical systems different from the taki
7450171 Distance-measuring device installed in camera November 11, 2008
The present invention provides a distance-measuring device has an AF area sensor that includes an image pick up element formed on a semiconductor substrate for receiving two images having a parallax therebetween, and a photo reception signal processing circuit formed on the semiconductor
7446809 Lens replacement type imaging apparatus, control apparatus, cleaning apparatus, and cleaning met November 4, 2008
A lens replacement type imaging apparatus capable of replacing a taking lens comprises an imaging section which takes an image of a subject through the taking lens. A protective section is provided between the taking lens and the imaging section, and transmits light rays which have e
7405762 Camera having AF function July 29, 2008
A camera having an electronic image pickup element and a distance-measuring circuit that uses light signals obtained from light images of a plurality of distance-measuring areas set in a photographing screen to select a main subject and measure the distance to the subject. The camera
7391463 Image sensing apparatus having distance measuring unit and control method thereof June 24, 2008
An image sensing apparatus includes an image sensing element to form an object image which enters via a photographing optical system, a distance measuring unit to measure distances to at least first and second points within a photographing frame using an optical path different from the
7356255 Electronic camera, information device and portable information apparatus April 8, 2008
An electronic camera comprising an LCD panel for image reproduction and an imaging device is disclosed, in which private information attaching a predetermined attribute to a designated photographed image can be input, and in accordance with the private information, the image reproduction
7333142 Power supply apparatus and actuator control apparatus February 19, 2008
In accordance with the switching operation of a switching section, current is made to flow from a battery to an inductor repeatedly. A voltage generated at the inductor is smoothed by a condenser and then input to a regulator. A D/A converter within a CPU monitors the input to the re
7278744 Projector having a plurality of projection modes October 9, 2007
A projector which projects an image on a projection plane includes a projection mechanism having a first projection mode in which the image is projected on the projection plane by giving priority to color reproducibility and a second projection mode in which the image is projected on
7234819 Projector system and camera system June 26, 2007
A projector system of this invention includes a camera and a projector. The projector includes a projection image forming unit which forms an image to be projected to a projection surface and a projecting lens. When photographic information in photographing a projection image and distanc
7221865 Electronic camera, information device and portable information apparatus May 22, 2007
An electronic camera comprising an LCD panel for image reproduction and an imaging device is disclosed, in which private information attaching a predetermined attribute to a designated photographed image can be input, and in accordance with the private information, the image reproduction
7199831 Evaluating the effect of a strobe light in a camera April 3, 2007
The effect of a shadow created on the background of a subject by emitted light from a strobe is suppressed. To accomplish this so, a shadow created by strobe light emission is detected and the shadow is eliminated. Alternately, the size of shadow created by strobe light emission is p
7184089 Electronic camera and photographing composition determination apparatus mountable on electronic February 27, 2007
A photographing composition determination apparatus of an electronic camera includes an area sensor having a plurality of light receiving elements and disposed in an area shape so as to correspond to a photographing scene. A light receiving lens introduces an object image to the area
7177538 Camera February 13, 2007
A camera includes a movement detection unit which detects camera movement. A blurring detection unit reduces image deterioration due to camera movement based on an output from the movement detection unit. A notifying unit provides a notice of information regarding camera movement when th
7162151 Camera January 9, 2007
A camera comprises an optical photographing system, an image pickup device which receives a luminous flux via the optical photographing system to output image data, a monitor on which an image is displayed based on the image data, an actuator which controls a position of the image pickup
7092625 Camera with an exposure control function August 15, 2006
A camera according to this invention determines whether a subject to be photographed is backlit; and when it is backlit, compares a brightness of the subject with a brightness of a background of the subject by emitting strobe light onto the subject; and changes an amount of correction by
7027726 Camera having proper exposure controlling function April 11, 2006
A camera includes a luminance distribution detecting unit, a changing point determining unit, and an exposure controller. The luminance distribution detecting unit detects distribution of brightness in a photographing picture. The changing point determining unit determines a changing
7015849 Control circuit March 21, 2006
According to the present invention, there is disclosed a control circuit in which a D/A converter having an output voltage switchable based on a set value held in a register, an operation amplifier including two input terminals and one output terminal, and a switch for selectively inputt
6957016 Camera apparatus and method including blur detection feature October 18, 2005
Camera having a sensor for outputting subject image data to perform distance measuring or focusing of the camera, wherein in the event that a comparison is made between subject image data output from the sensor at predetermined intervals, and detection of blurring is performed based of
6931208 Camera with an exposure control function August 16, 2005
A camera is provided which includes a backlight judgment section which determines whether the photographic scene is backlit by comparing the average luminance of the entire photographic screen obtained by photometry with the luminance of the main subject at a distance-measuring point
6920286 Camera having proper exposure controlling function July 19, 2005
A camera includes a luminance distribution detecting unit, a changing point determining unit, and an exposure controller. The luminance distribution detecting unit detects distribution of brightness in a photographing picture. The changing point determining unit determines a changing poi
6895181 Camera and distance measuring method thereof May 17, 2005
The present invention provides a camera where a focusing position of a taking lens is adjusted as a first focus adjustment by a CPU, and as a second focus adjustment lower in accuracy but higher at a speed than the first focus adjustment. An object image is picked up through the taking
6853806 Camera with an exposure control function February 8, 2005
A camera according to this invention includes a backlight judgment section which determines whether the photographic scene is against light by comparing the average luminance of the entire photographic screen obtained by photometry with the luminance of the main subject at a distance
6850702 Camera and light-receiving sensor of the camera February 1, 2005
In a pair of photometric sensors which receive an object light flux through a pair of the light-receiving lenses are formed on a semiconductor chip on which a pair of the sensor arrays are formed. Further, one of a pair of the photometric sensor performs photometry at an upper part of th
6810207 Camera October 26, 2004
A camera according to the present invention comprises a sensor array wherein multiple pixels are arrayed in the base-length direction, a focusing unit for performing focusing of the camera based on the image output from the sensor array, a first detection unit for detecting the movem
6801639 Distance measurement apparatus October 5, 2004
A distance measurement apparatus of the present invention outputs image signal from the area sensor to which an optical image is input from a plurality of distance measurement areas two-dimensionally distributed in an area to be shot. A calculation control circuit detects portions ch
6792203 Camera and distance measuring apparatus used in the same September 14, 2004
In a camera a pickup element images an object image. An A/D converter A/D converts an output of the pickup element. A processing section includes a night scene judging section for judging whether or not the scene to be photographed is the night scene on the basis of a digital image signa
6785469 Distance measuring device installed in camera August 31, 2004
The present invention provides a distance-measuring device has an AF area sensor that includes an image pick up element formed on a semiconductor substrate for receiving two images having a parallax therebetween, and a photo reception signal processing circuit formed on the semiconductor
6778771 Distance-measuring apparatus and method for camera August 17, 2004
A distance-measuring apparatus for a camera comprises an area sensor, an integration circuit, and a switching circuit. The above-mentioned area sensor receives light of a picture image in the image plane. The integration circuit integrates output signals of this area sensor. The cont
6771899 Camera and control method for focusing device August 3, 2004
In a camera of this invention, the first candidate point of a plurality of points in a frame is determined by a first release switch, and the second candidate point of the plurality of points which is different from the first candidate point is selected by a second release switch. The
6744982 Distance-measuring device of camera and focusing method of camera June 1, 2004
A distance-measuring device has (1) a distance-measuring part that detects the distance to an object through distance measurements at multiple distance-measuring points in a picture and (2) an operating part that excludes distance-measuring points of a group composed of distance-meas
6718133 Measuring distance device April 6, 2004
This invention constitutes a measuring distance device including a sensor array which detects image signals of an object in a finder screen, a projection unit which projects a signal light on the object, a selection unit which selects a detection area for the image signal of the sensor
6647205 Distance-measuring sensor, distance-measuring device and camera as well as distance-measuring me November 11, 2003
To provide a distance-measuring sensor which does not impair the universality, suppresses the requirement of a large memory capacity for storage and an increase of data transmission time, a new distance-measuring sensor is provided. The sensor has an arithmetic part for calculating t
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