Patents Assigned to Olympus Imaging Corp.
  • Publication number: 20160042853
    Abstract: A retention mechanism includes a fixed part including a magnet, and a movable part opposed to the fixed part. A plurality of rolling elements are provided between the fixed part and the movable part, and the movable part is movable in a plane direction. A magnetic material which forms, in combination with the magnet, a magnetic spring is provided on the movable part. The magnetic spring generates a magnetic attraction force which attracts the movable part to the fixed part. The magnetic material is extended along a direction in which magnetic poles of the magnet are arrayed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2015
    Publication date: February 11, 2016
    Applicants: OLYMPUS CORPORATION, OLYMPUS IMAGING CORP.
    Inventors: Shuichi YOSHIDA, Naoyuki SHIBATA, Takashi OKAMURA
  • Publication number: 20160041403
    Abstract: A retention mechanism includes a fixed part including a magnet, and a movable part opposed to the fixed part. A plurality of rolling elements are provided between the fixed part and the movable part, and the movable part is movable in a plane direction. A magnetic material which forms, in combination with the magnet, a magnetic spring is provided on the movable part. The magnetic spring generates a magnetic attraction force which attracts the movable part to the fixed part. The magnetic material is extended along a direction in which magnetic poles of the magnet are arrayed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2015
    Publication date: February 11, 2016
    Applicants: OLYMPUS CORPORATION, OLYMPUS IMAGING CORP.
    Inventors: Shuichi YOSHIDA, Takashi OKAMURA, Naoyuki SHIBATA
  • Patent number: 9151939
    Abstract: There is provided a zoom lens in which the load on the driving system for wobbling operation can easily made low and an image pickup apparatus equipped with the same. A zoom lens in which each of distances between a plurality of lens units changes during zooming from the wide angle end to the telephoto end, includes a focus lens unit that shifts along an optical axis to effect focusing from infinity to a close distance and a plurality of wobbling lens units that wobble after a shift of the focus lens unit at an amplitude smaller than the shift of the focus lens unit in focusing operation, wherein a combination of the wobbling lens units caused to operate changes in the middle of the zooming from the wide angle end to the telephoto end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignees: OLYMPUS CORPORATION, OLYMPUS IMAGING CORP.
    Inventors: Toru Miyajima, Kazuya Nishimura, Hiroshi Kodama, Toshio Takahashi
  • Publication number: 20150271415
    Abstract: A photographing apparatus includes an image pickup section configured to output a first picked-up image obtained by photographing an object, a display control section for displaying the first picked-up image, a comparing section configured to compare an angle of view of the first picked-up image from the image pickup section and an angle of view of a second picked-up image from a second photographing apparatus, and an angle-of-view determining section configured to control, based on a comparison result of the comparing section, the display control section to display, in the first picked-up image, a display indicating a part or whole of an image pickup range of the second picked-up image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2015
    Publication date: September 24, 2015
    Applicant: OLYMPUS IMAGING CORP.
    Inventors: Tatsuyuki UEMURA, Yoshiyuki FUKUYA
  • Publication number: 20150244907
    Abstract: An imaging apparatus comprises an optical system that includes a plurality of lens groups, each lens group including one or more lenses, at least one of the lens groups being independently movable with respect to the other lens groups and including a focus lens group for focusing the subject and a lens control unit that controls movement of the plurality of lens groups to bring into focus based on a feeding position of the focus lens group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2015
    Publication date: August 27, 2015
    Applicant: OLYMPUS IMAGING CORP.
    Inventors: Yoshinori Matsuzawa, Sumio Kawai, Toru Miyajima, Osamu Nonaka, Hiroshi Kodama
  • Patent number: 9113073
    Abstract: An imaging apparatus includes a display unit, a touch panel, a frame display controller, an imaging controller. The frame display controller displays a frame for focus on the display unit if an operation portion approaches the touch panel, and moves the frame for focus in accordance with the movement of the operation portion that approaches the touch panel. The imaging controller performs focusing on the subject in the frame for focus and then performs imaging in response to a photography instruction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: Olympus Imaging Corp.
    Inventor: Akira Ugawa
  • Patent number: 9110286
    Abstract: A reflecting telescope optical system comprises, a main reflecting mirror, a sub reflecting mirror which is disposed at a position facing a reflecting surface of the main reflecting mirror, and a plurality of lens units which is disposed at a position facing a reflecting surface of the sub reflecting mirror. The reflecting surface of the main reflecting mirror is a concave surface, and a reflecting area is formed to be ring-shaped. The reflecting surface of the main reflecting mirror and the reflecting surface of the sub reflecting mirror are mutually facing. The first operation is a movement for focusing at an object positioned between infinity and a near position, and the second operation is a reciprocating movement for changing the focused state after focusing. An amount of movement in the first operation is larger than an amount of movement in the second operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: OLYMPUS IMAGING CORP.
    Inventors: Akiyoshi Tochigi, Yasuharu Yamada
  • Publication number: 20150220801
    Abstract: An imaging apparatus includes a first imaging unit, a second imaging unit, a designating unit, a control unit, a communication unit, and a reproducing unit. The first imaging unit acquires first image data. The second imaging unit acquires second image data including a region corresponding to the first imaging unit. The designating unit designates a designation region in the first image data. The control unit searches a region corresponding to the designation region in the second image data. The communication unit transmits the region corresponding to the designation region in the second image data to a server. The reproducing unit associates the first image data with a guide information and reproduces the first image data and the guide information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2015
    Publication date: August 6, 2015
    Applicants: OLYMPUS CORPORATION, OLYMPUS IMAGING CORP.
    Inventors: Akinobu SATO, Takashi SUZUKI, Yoichi YOSHIDA, Osamu NONAKA
  • Patent number: 9097884
    Abstract: In a zoom lens of a fixed total length, at the time of changing the magnification from the wide-angle end toward the telephoto end, the first lens group is anchored while the second lens group is moved, and the third and fourth lens groups are moved so as to be located at the object side of the telephoto end relative to the wide-angle end, such that: the interval between the second and third lens groups is decreased at the telephoto end relative to the wide-angle end; the interval between the third and fourth lens groups is increased at the telephoto end relative to the wide-angle end; and the interval between the fourth and fifth lens groups is increased at the telephoto end relative to the wide-angle end, and at the time of focusing a near object point from a remote object point, the second lens group is moved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: OLYMPUS IMAGING CORP.
    Inventors: Hirohiko Kimata, Yasuharu Yamada, Kenichi Nagasawa, Hiroshi Kodama, Toshio Takahashi, Kento Kokubu
  • Publication number: 20150215506
    Abstract: The invention provides a portable optical instrument including: a body portion to which a lens barrel which holds a lens is fixed; a pop-up light emitting unit which projects illumination light forward; and a sighting device which includes an optical element which includes a concave-surface-shaped reflection surface and a sighting device light source opposed to the reflection surface, the sighting device forming a reflection light of the sighting device light source, wherein the optical element is disposed between the light emitting unit and the body portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2015
    Publication date: July 30, 2015
    Applicant: OLYMPUS IMAGING CORP.
    Inventor: Hidenobu MOCHINUSHI
  • Patent number: 9094602
    Abstract: An imaging device of the present invention comprises a focus detection section using phase difference detection based on output of the focus detection pixels, a pixel adding section, for creating respective first addition outputs by adding outputs of a first number of focus detection pixels, and creating respective second addition outputs by dividing the first number of arrays into a plurality, and adding outputs of focus detection pixels of the divided array, and a determination section for determining whether or not to correct an angle error, wherein the focus detection section executes a focus detection operation on the basis of the first addition outputs, the determination section determines whether or not to correct angle error on the basis of the plurality of second addition outputs, and in the event that the determination section has determined to correct angle error, the focus detection section corrects angle error based on a result of a focus detection operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Assignees: Olympus Corporation, Olympus Imaging Corp.
    Inventors: Kazumasa Kunugi, Yoshinobu Omata, Yukie Yamazaki, Tetsuo Kikuchi
  • Publication number: 20150207985
    Abstract: An imaging device includes: an imaging unit imaging an object and generating image data of the object; a display unit displaying an image corresponding to the image data; a display controller controlling the display unit to display an expression guide image in which at least a part of expression of a face in the object has been changed; an expression determination unit determining similarity between the expressions in the image and in the expression guide image; an imaging controller controlling the imaging unit to continuously image the object until the expression determination unit determines that the expressions in the image and in the expression guide image are matched, wherein the display controller controls the display unit to display another expression guide image at a time the expression determination unit determines that the expressions in the image in the expression guide image are matched.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2015
    Publication date: July 23, 2015
    Applicants: OLYMPUS CORPORATION, OLYMPUS IMAGING CORP.
    Inventors: Tomomi UEMURA, Mai YAMAGUCHI, Yuiko UEMURA, Sachie YAMAMOTO, Osamu NONAKA
  • Patent number: 9088730
    Abstract: A shooting device includes: a display unit which is provided with a plurality of display areas; an image pickup unit which acquires an image by capturing a subject; a display control unit which controls the display unit so that an image displayed in a display area in a plurality of display areas is changed from a live view image to an image acquired by the image pickup unit at the shoot instruction when a shoot instruction is received, and an image displayed on the display area specified by the cancel instruction is changed to a specified image when the cancel instruction that specifies the display area is received; and a combined image processing unit which combines image data of the plurality of images displayed on the plurality of display areas, and generates image data of a combined image which is laid out as being displayed on the display unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2015
    Assignee: OLYMPUS IMAGING CORP.
    Inventors: Kensei Ito, Maki Toida, Shogo Shimamura, Akira Tani, Manabu Ichikawa
  • Patent number: 9088765
    Abstract: An image playback apparatus has a recording section which records shot images, and a display section which displays the images. The apparatus includes a motion detection section which detects a motion applied to the image playback apparatus in a state where hold of the image playback apparatus is detected, and a display control section which, when application of a particular motion set in advance is detected by the motion detection section, sorts and displays the images displayed on the display section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2015
    Assignee: Olympus Imaging Corp.
    Inventor: Kazushige Seto
  • Patent number: 9086563
    Abstract: An image pickup apparatus includes an image pickup unit, a shutter unit located at a front surface at a subject side of the image pickup unit, a first optical member disposed at a subject side of the shutter unit, and preventing dust particles from entering the shutter unit, a second optical member disposed at the image pickup unit side of the shutter unit, and preventing dust particles from entering the shutter unit, and a vibration applying vibration member disposed on at least one of the first optical member and the second optical member, and vibrating the first optical member or the second optical member at a position outside a region where a subject light transmits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2015
    Assignee: OLYMPUS IMAGING CORP.
    Inventor: Koji Sakatani
  • Patent number: 9086541
    Abstract: An optical instrument of the present invention comprises a first ZM group drive section for moving a first lens group, a second ZM group drive section for moving a second lens group, a storage section for storing positional information on position of the first and second lens groups corresponding to focal length, and storing information relating to the movement speed of the first and second lens groups, and a control section for controlling position of the first and second lens groups based on positional information of the first and second lens groups, and controlling the first and second drive sections so as to move the first and second lens groups by synchronizing the movement speed of the first and second lens groups based on information relating to movement speed of the first and second lens groups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2015
    Assignee: Olympus Imaging Corp.
    Inventor: Satoshi Okawa
  • Patent number: 9088724
    Abstract: During zooming from the wide angle end to the telephoto end, the distance between the first lens unit having a positive refractive power and the second lens unit having a negative refractive power, the distance between the second lens unit and the third lens unit having a positive refractive power, and the distance between the third lens unit and the fourth lens unit having a negative refractive power vary. In zooming from the wide angle end to the telephoto end, the first lens unit is located closer to the object side at the telephoto end than at the wide angle end. The first lens unit consists of two lenses including a negative lens and a positive lens. The first lens unit has at least one aspheric surface in the optical path. The zoom lens satisfies the following conditional expression (1): 0.5<(LTLt/?rear)/FLG1<1.0??(1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2015
    Assignees: OLYMPUS CORPORATION, OLYMPUS IMAGING CORP.
    Inventors: Takayuki Mimura, Masahiro Imamura, Takahiro Amanai
  • Patent number: 9088710
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes a first pixel output variation detecting section, a second pixel output variation detecting section, and a pixel correcting section. The first pixel output variation detecting section detects a variation between pixel outputs of the phase difference detecting pixel and the imaging pixel of the same color as the phase difference detecting pixel. The second pixel output variation detecting section detects a variation in pixel output between imaging pixels positioned in vicinities of the phase difference detecting pixel and the imaging pixel used by the first pixel output variation detecting section. The pixel correcting section corrects the pixel output of each phase difference detecting pixel based on results of the first and second pixel output variation detecting sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2015
    Assignees: Olympus Imaging Corp., Olympus Corporation
    Inventors: Atsuro Okazawa, Toshiki Miyano, Osamu Koshiba, Kota Mogami
  • Patent number: D734802
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2015
    Assignee: OLYMPUS IMAGING CORP.
    Inventor: Reisuke Osada
  • Patent number: D737355
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Assignee: OLYMPUS IMAGING CORP.
    Inventor: Daisuke Tainaka