Abstract: A lens barrel has a first lens group, a second lens group, a third lens group, a first support frame for supporting the first lens group, a second support frame for supporting the second lens group, a first driving unit, a shutter unit, and an aperture unit. The first lens group has an overall negative refractive power, and includes a prism. The second support frame is driven along a second optical axis by the first driving unit. The shutter unit has a shutter mechanism, a shutter drive motor configured to drive the shutter mechanism, a neutral density filter, and a filter drive motor configured to drive the neutral density filter. The shutter drive motor and the filter drive motor are disposed flanking the second optical axis when viewed in a direction along the second optical axis.
Abstract: A remote control system includes a remote control receiver storing an operation code controlling an electronic device, and a remote control transmitter operable to store a received operation code. The remote control receiver is operable to read the stored operation and to transmit the read operation code to the remote control transmitter. The remote control transmitter is operable to store the transmitted operation code, and to transmit the stored operation code to the remote control receiver according to operation on the operation unit. The remote control receiver is operable to control the electronic device according to the operation code transmitted from the remote control transmitter. The remote control system remotely controls the electronic device reliably with simple operation.
Abstract: A camera system includes an interchangeable lens and a camera body. A body controller in the camera body performs control to transmit a timing signal and a drive information signal to the interchangeable lens. A lens controller in the interchangeable lens controls drive of a focus lens based on the drive information signal and the timing signal which are received from the camera body. The drive information signal includes information of a driving time which is a period from a start of driving the focus lens until an end of driving the focus lens.
March 26, 2009
Date of Patent:
November 13, 2012
Koji Shibuno, Mitsuyoshi Okamoto, Naotake Kitahira
Abstract: An imaging apparatus includes a mount to which a lens unit is mountable, an imager operable to generate an image signal from light incident through the lens unit, a light-emitter operable to emit light, and an electric storage device operable to supply electric power to the light-emitter. The electric storage device is disposed behind the mount and below the imager.
Abstract: In a semiconductor device of the present invention, a first base region 16 is extended to a part under a gate electrode 7 while having a vertical concentration profile of an impurity that increases from the surface of a semiconductor layer 3 and becomes maximum under an emitter region 5, and the length in the lateral direction from a point where the impurity concentration becomes maximum located under an end of the gate electrode 7 to the boundary with a second base region 15 is not smaller than the length in the vertical direction from the point where the impurity concentration becomes maximum to the boundary with the second base region 15.
Abstract: Disclosed is an organic EL display panel which includes: a substrate; a plurality of linear luminescent regions formed on the substrate, the luminescent regions running in parallel to one another; and two or more sub-pixels arranged in a row in each of the luminescent regions; wherein the luminescent regions include a luminescent region having the sub-pixels emitting red light, a luminescent region having the sub-pixels emitting green light, and a luminescent region having the sub-pixels emitting blue light, each of the sub-pixels includes a pixel electrode disposed on the substrate, an organic functional layer disposed on the pixel electrode by coating, a counter electrode disposed on the organic functional layer, and a forward tapered bank which constitutes wall surfaces of a region in which the organic functional layer is formed, and when an inclination angle of the wall surface of the region on the substrate edge side is defined as inclination angle ?, and an inclination angle of the wall surface of the r
Abstract: A display device includes first and second display units each operable to display an image; a state detecting unit operable to detect a first state and a second state; a manipulation unit operable to be manipulated; and a control unit operable to control the first and second display units, wherein the control unit causes the first display unit to display the image when the state detecting unit detects the first state, and causes the second display unit to display the image when the state detecting unit detects the second state, the control unit switches a display unit to be activated from the first or second display unit which is displaying the image to the first or second display unit which is not displaying the image when the manipulation unit is manipulated, and the control unit causes the first or second display unit activated when the manipulation unit is manipulated to continuously display the image until the manipulation unit is manipulated again or until a change in state is detected twice by the stat
Abstract: The imaging apparatus includes a lens mount to which a lens unit is mountable, an imaging unit operable to generate an image signal, and a shutter unit that is arranged between the lens mount and the imaging unit, and is capable of limiting the light incident on the imaging unit, opening and closing at least at recording and being kept in an opened state during a recording preparation operation, and a main frame to which the lens mount, the shutter unit and the imaging unit are fixed.
September 21, 2011
Date of Patent:
October 23, 2012
Koji Yasuda, Masanao Wakikawa, Tsuneyo Metabi
Abstract: A semiconductor device including a semiconductor element 1 having an active element region 1a, a plurality of element electrodes 2 formed on a principal face of the semiconductor element, external terminals 6 and 7 connected to one or more element electrodes via connection members 8 and 9, one or more first heat-dissipation protrusions 4 formed on the principal face of the semiconductor element, an insulation resin layer 10 covering the principal face of the semiconductor element and the first heat-dissipation protrusions, and a heat-dissipation medium 11 contacting a face of the insulation resin layer on a side opposite to a side contacting front faces of the first heat-dissipation protrusions.
Abstract: A lens barrel includes a correction lens to move along an optical axis to perform zoom tracking, a correction lens driver to drive the correction lens, a zoom lens, a zoom ring to be turned by a user, a zoom lens driver to mechanically move the zoom lens according to an amount of turn of the zoom ring, a position detector to detect a position of the zoom lens, a rate detector to detect a change rate of the position of the zoom lens, a storage unit to store relational information which associates the position of the zoom lens with a focus position of the correction lens, and a controller to control the correction lens driver. The controller determines a focus position of the correction lens corresponding to a position more distant by a predetermined amount from the position of the zoom lens detected by the position detector, by referring to the relational information, and controls the correction lens driver to drive the correction lens with a target position set to the determined focus position.
Abstract: A camera body includes an imaging element, a hot shoe, and a camera controller. The imaging element is configured to convert an optical image of the subject into an electrical signal, and is configured to produce image data about the subject. The hot shoe allows the flash device to be mounted. The camera controller is configured to calculate an evaluation value on the basis of the image data produced by the imaging element, and is configured to perform video autofocusing on the basis of this evaluation value. The camera controller is configured to control the imaging element and the flash device so that when the camera controller decides that auxiliary light is needed, and the camera controller decides that the external auxiliary light source of the flash device mounted to the hot shoe is not compatible with video autofocusing, the image data is acquired while an external main light source of the flash device intermittently emits light during the video autofocusing.
Abstract: An amplification type solid state imaging device in use includes at least a light-receiving portion 10 formed by arranging on a semiconductor substrate 7 one-dimensionally or two-dimensionally a plurality of pixels that convert incident light to signal charge and output electric signals corresponding to the amount of the signal charge, a reader for reading out sequentially the electric signals from the respective pixels, a noise rejection circuit 11 for suppressing spurious signals for the electric signals read out by the reader, and a first light-shielding layer 1 positioned on the upper part of the light-receiving portion 10 so as to restrict entry of light into parts other than photoelectric conversion portions 10a of the pixels. Furthermore, a second light-shielding layer 2 for restricting entry of light into the noise rejection circuit 11 is provided on the upper part of the noise rejection circuit 11.
Abstract: An optical reflecting element includes a mirror, and a pair of high-frequency vibrators and a pair of low-frequency vibrators for vibrating the mirror. The high-frequency vibrators include a substrate, a bottom electrode layer formed on the substrate, a piezoelectric layer, and a drive electrode and a first monitor electrode as the top electrode layer. One end of the low-frequency vibrator has the substrate shared with the high-frequency vibrator, a bottom electrode layer, a piezoelectric layer, a drive electrode, and a second monitor electrode as the top electrode layer. The other end of the low-frequency vibrator has the substrate shared with the high-frequency vibrator, a bottom electrode layer, a piezoelectric layer, a drive electrode, a first monitor electrode, and an insulator layer as a dead zone for preventing a piezoelectric effect due to the piezoelectric layer from reaching the first monitor electrode.
Abstract: An interchangeable lens includes a focus lens for changing a focus state of an object image, a driving unit for driving the focus lens, a lens controller for controlling the driving unit so as to move the focus lens forward and backward along the optical axis at a predetermined drive frequency, and a storage unit for storing therein drive frequency information representing a drive frequency at which the driving unit can control. A camera body obtains the drive frequency information from the interchangeable lens and performs control while referring to the drive frequency information.
Abstract: A method of assigning task management blocks for first type tasks to time slot information on a one-by-one basis, assigning a plurality of task management blocks for second type tasks to time slot information, selecting a task management block according to a priority classification when switching to the time slot of the time slot information, and switching to the time slot except the time slot information. Additionally a task switching apparatus selects the task management block assigned to the time slot and executes the task.