Patents Assigned to Nikon Corporation
  • Patent number: 11664404
    Abstract: An image sensor includes a first semiconductor substrate provided with a pixel, including a photoelectric conversion unit that photoelectrically converts incident light to generate an electric charge, an accumulation unit that accumulates the electric charge generated by the photoelectric conversion unit, and a transfer unit that transfers the electric charge generated by the photoelectric conversion unit to the accumulation unit, and a second semiconductor substrate provided with a supply unit for the pixel, the supply unit supplying the transfer unit with a transfer signal to transfer the electric charge from the photoelectric conversion unit to the accumulation unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Assignee: NIKON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Osamu Saruwatari, Shutaro Kato, Ryoji Ando, Yojiro Tezuka, Atsushi Komai
  • Publication number: 20230158607
    Abstract: A processing system is a processing system that is configured to process an object by using an energy beam, and includes: an irradiation optical system that includes a condensing optical system and that is configured to condense the energy beam entering a pupil plane of the condensing optical system to irradiate the object with it; and a detection apparatus that is configured to detect, through the condensing optical system, an object light including a light from the object, at least a part of a path of the object light in the condensing optical system is different from at least a part of a path of the energy beam in the condensing optical system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2020
    Publication date: May 25, 2023
    Applicant: NIKON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kazuki UENO
  • Publication number: 20230161231
    Abstract: Provided is a light receiving apparatus including a first light receiving unit; a body to which the first light receiving unit is secured; a first exterior portion that covers at least a portion of the body; and a mount that is capable of having an interchangeable lens attached thereto, to which the body and the first exterior portion are secured. Also provided is a light receiving apparatus, in which a body to which a first light receiving unit is secured and a first exterior portion that covers at least a portion of the body are secured to a mount that is capable of having an interchangeable lens attached thereto, and force placed on the first exterior portion is absorbed by the mount, such that transfer of the force placed on the first exterior portion to the body is reduced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2022
    Publication date: May 25, 2023
    Applicant: NIKON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi OKUTANI, Eiji MATSUKAWA, Yoshiaki TANABE
  • Publication number: 20230158952
    Abstract: An image capture device is mounted in a vehicle. The image capture device includes: an image capture unit; and a setting unit that sets an image capture condition for each region of the image capture unit each having a plurality of pixels, or for each pixel, based upon at least one of a state exterior to the vehicle and a state of the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2023
    Publication date: May 25, 2023
    Applicant: NIKON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akiko SHIGA, Toru Miyakoshi, Satoshi Yamaguchi, Akira Kinoshita, Kaoru Yoshino, Hitomi Naganuma, Takashi Kuriyama, Koichi Fukuda, Yuki Kita, Koji Nagaoka, Tomoya Nakagawa, Masakazu Sekiguchi, Takashi Shionoya
  • Patent number: 11658192
    Abstract: An image sensor includes: an accumulation unit that accumulates an electric charge generated by a photoelectric conversion unit that photoelectrically converts incident light transmitted through a microlens; and a readout unit that reads out a signal based on a voltage of the accumulation unit, wherein the accumulation unit and the readout unit are included along an optical axis direction of the microlens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2023
    Assignee: NIKON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Osamu Saruwatari
  • Publication number: 20230152565
    Abstract: A microscope objective lens (OL) includes a first lens group (G1) and a second lens group (G2) arranged in order from the object side. The first lens group (G1) has positive refractive power and converts luminous flux from an object into convergent luminous flux. The second lens group (G2) has negative refractive power and converts the convergent luminous flux from the first lens group (G1) into parallel luminous flux. The microscope objective lens (OL) satisfies the following conditional expression: 14.0?NA×f 1.0<H1/HO Where NA is the numerical aperture of the microscope objective lens (OL); f is the focal distance of the microscope objective lens (OL); H1 is the maximum value of the height of marginal rays from an on-axis object point of the first lens group (G1); and HO is the height of marginal rays on the lens surface closest to the image side of the second lens group (G2).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2021
    Publication date: May 18, 2023
    Applicant: NIKON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuta KUSUI, Kazuhiro TAKASAGO
  • Publication number: 20230152675
    Abstract: An accessory mount can be inserted through the camera body mount without any of the first through third tabs being hindered by any of three camera body-side tabs at the camera body mount, as long as the accessory mount is inserted into the camera body mount at a correct interlock phase. The first, second, and third tabs extend over varying lengths along the circumferential direction. The first tab extends over a greatest length and the third tab extends over a smallest length, along the circumferential direction. The accessory mount includes a restricting member, a fitting portion, and a lock pin hole. The restricting member is disposed at a position assumed on a side substantially opposite from the lock pin hole across the fitting portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2023
    Publication date: May 18, 2023
    Applicant: NIKON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masanori HASUDA, Noriyasu KOTANI, Hideaki HOSHIKAWA
  • Publication number: 20230152601
    Abstract: An image display device includes: an input unit into which image signals are inputted, the image signals being outputted from image capturing pixels disposed in correspondence to image capturing micro-lenses, each of the image capturing pixels receiving light that has passed through a corresponding one of the image capturing micro-lenses; display micro-lenses; display pixels that emit light for forming a three-dimensional image to each of the display micro-lenses, the display pixels being disposed in correspondence to the display micro-lenses; and a generator that generates display image data that includes three-dimensional information, based upon the image signals inputted into the input unit. The generator allocates the image signals outputted from the image capturing pixels to the display pixels arranged at symmetrical positions in a predetermined direction, using a pseudo-optical axis of each of the display micro-lenses as a reference.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2022
    Publication date: May 18, 2023
    Applicant: NIKON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Toru IWANE
  • Publication number: 20230152564
    Abstract: This microscope optical system comprises an objective lens that collimates light from an object, and an image formation lens (IL) that forms an image of light from the objective lens. The image formation lens (IL) comprises a first lens group (G1) having a cemented lens (CL11), a second lens group (G2) having positive refractive power, and a third lens group (G3) having negative refractive power, which are arranged in order from the object side, and satisfies the following conditional expression. 0.1<?en/f<0.2 where ?en is the pupil diameter of the objective lens, and f is the focal length of the image formation lens (IL).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2021
    Publication date: May 18, 2023
    Applicant: NIKON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuta KUSUI, Kazuhiro TAKASAGO
  • Publication number: 20230154010
    Abstract: A processor acquires a first fundus image of an examined eye including a foreground area and a background area other than the foreground area. The processor also generate a second fundus image by performing background processing to replace a first pixel value of a pixel configuring the background area with a second pixel value different from the first pixel value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2019
    Publication date: May 18, 2023
    Applicant: NIKON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mariko HIROKAWA, Yasushi TANABE
  • Publication number: 20230152083
    Abstract: A measuring device includes an illumination system configured to radiate light to a measuring target object located on an object plane, an image formation system configured to form a conjugate plane optically conjugate with the object plane, a diffracted light restricting part configured to restrict at least some of a plurality of rays of diffracted light from the measuring target object and to pass a first diffracted light and a second diffracted light different from the first diffracted light among the plurality of rays of diffracted light, and an imaging part disposed on the conjugate plane and configured to image a periodic light and dark pattern formed by the first diffracted light and the second diffracted light.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2020
    Publication date: May 18, 2023
    Applicant: NIKON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Michio OHASHI, Satoshi TAKAHASHI
  • Publication number: 20230156367
    Abstract: Provided is an image capturing device including a first substrate having a plurality of pixel blocks each including one or more pixels; and a second substrate having a control circuit unit including a first control block including a first exposure control unit for controlling an exposure time of a pixel included in a first pixel block of the plurality of pixel blocks and a second control block including a second exposure control unit for controlling an exposure time of a pixel included in a second pixel block of the plurality of pixel blocks, and a peripheral circuit unit arranged outside the control circuit unit and configured to control signal reading of pixels each included in at least the first pixel block and the second pixel block of the plurality of pixel blocks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2021
    Publication date: May 18, 2023
    Applicant: NIKON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yojiro TEZUKA, Tomoki HIRATA, Shiro TSUNAI
  • Patent number: 11650483
    Abstract: An accessary that is attachable to a camera body, includes a first power terminal to which a first drive power is supplied from the camera body; a second power terminal to which a second drive power is supplied from the camera body; a first ground terminal that is a ground terminal corresponding to the first drive power; a second ground terminal that is a ground terminal corresponding to the second drive power; and a communication terminal group consisting of a plurality of terminals used for a first data communication with the camera body and a second data communication with the camera body, the second data communication being independent of the first data communication. The plurality of terminals of the communication terminal group are arranged directly adjacent to each other, and the first ground terminal is arranged between the first power terminal and the communication terminal group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2023
    Assignee: NIKON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuharu Imafuji, Masafumi Oikawa
  • Patent number: 11652128
    Abstract: An image sensor includes a photoelectric conversion unit that photoelectrically converts incident light to generate an electric charge; and an AD conversion unit having a comparison unit that compares a signal caused by an electric charge generated by the photoelectric conversion unit with a reference signal, a first storage unit in a first circuit layer, the first storage unit storing a first signal based on a signal output from the comparison unit, and a second storage unit in a second circuit layer that is stacked on the first circuit layer, the second storage unit storing a second signal based on the signal output from the comparison unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2023
    Assignee: NIKON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Shigeru Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 11653096
    Abstract: A calculation device calculating an amount of movement in an optical axis direction of a focusing lens which adjusts a focal position of an imaging optical system includes: a first input unit to which first information about a deviation between an imaging surface which captures an image by the imaging optical system and the focal position is repeatedly input; a second input unit to which second information about a shake of the imaging optical system in the optical axis direction is repeatedly input at intervals shorter than those of the first information; and a calculation unit which calculates the amount of movement on the basis of at least one of the first information and the second information, wherein the calculation unit calculates the amount of movement on the basis of the second information between an input of the first information and an input of the next first information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2023
    Assignee: NIKON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Satoshi Kazahaya, Yuki Kinouchi, Akihiko Obama, Satoru Shibata
  • Publication number: 20230142998
    Abstract: A processing apparatus is a processing apparatus that processes an object by a processing light from a processing light source, includes a first optical system that condenses the processing light from the processing light source on a condensed plane; and a second optical system that condenses the processing light from the first optical system to irradiate the object with it, a position in the condensed plane through which the processing light passes is changeable, a propagating direction of the processing light propagating from the first optical system to the second optical system changes depending on the position in the condensed plane through which the processing light passes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2020
    Publication date: May 11, 2023
    Applicant: NIKON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hiroyuki NAGASAKA
  • Publication number: 20230143407
    Abstract: In corner sections of first to fourth quadrants whose origin point is a center of an upper surface of a stage, three each of two-dimensional heads are provided. The three each of two-dimensional heads include one first head and two second heads. The stage is driven, while measuring a position of the stage using three first heads that face a two-dimensional grating of a scale plate provided above the stage from the four first heads, and during the driving, difference data of measurement values of the two second heads with respect to the first head in a measurement direction are taken in for head groups to which the three first heads belong, respectively, and using the difference data, grid errors are calibrated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2023
    Publication date: May 11, 2023
    Applicant: NIKON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yuichi SHIBAZAKI
  • Patent number: 11642636
    Abstract: A solution mixer comprising: a main flow path in which a solution circulates; at least one solution introduction flow path connected to the main flow path; and at least one solution discharge flow path connected to the main flow path, wherein the solution discharge flow path has at least one solution discharge flow path valve, and wherein the main flow path has at least one main flow path valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2023
    Assignees: THE UNIVERSITY OF TOKYO, NIKON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takanori Ichiki, Taro Ueno, Shoichi Tsuchiya, Masashi Kobayashi, Kenji Miyamoto
  • Patent number: 11647276
    Abstract: A portable information device including a body, a position information portion that is provided in the body and that outputs position information, an image sensor that is provided in the body, a display system that is provided in the body and that displays, on a local field in a screen field, relevant information based on the position information such that the displayed relevant information is overlapped on a real-time image, an input portion that is provided on the body and, by use of which user operates an icon, the icon being displayed on the local field such that the displayed icon is overlapped on the real-time image and an imaging button that is provided, separately from the input portion, on the body and that is operated by user to capture a subject image via the image sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2023
    Assignee: NIKON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hideya Inoue, Toru Iwaoka, Michiko Noborisaka, Masayuki Hatori, Tomohide Hamada
  • Patent number: 11642818
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a fluidic device includes molding either one of the base member and the valve part with a first mold; and molding the other one of the base member and the valve part with a second mold with respect to the molded base member or the molded valve part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2023
    Assignee: NIKON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Naoya Ishizawa, Taro Ueno, Masaaki Tanabe