Patents by Inventor Akihiro Miyazaki

Akihiro Miyazaki 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).

  • Patent number: 10948810
    Abstract: Provided is a projection-type image display apparatus in which dust collected on a filter can be removed more efficiently. The projection-type image display apparatus includes an image projection section configured to generate and project an image, a cabinet section that houses the image projection section in an interior and is provided with at least one or more air inlets, a passage section through which outside air taken in from the air inlet flows, a filter section provided in the passage section, an impact application section that strikes the filter section, and a control section that controls the impact application section so as to strike the filter section at a timing when the filter section vibrating by striking of the impact application section is moving toward the impact application section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Akihiro Miyazaki
  • Patent number: 10859896
    Abstract: A lens adjustment mechanism according to an embodiment of the present disclosure includes: a base section; a lens holding section that holds a lens having an optical axis in a Z-axis direction; an intermediate member disposed between the base section and the lens holding section; a first rotating cam that is disposed between the base section and the intermediate member, and is rotated about an optical axis of the lens; and a second rotating cam that is disposed between the intermediate member and the lens holding section, and is rotated about the optical axis of the lens. The intermediate member moves in a Y-axis direction together with the lens holding section during rotation of the first rotating cam, and restricts movement in the Y-axis direction of the lens holding section during rotation of the second rotating cam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Akihiro Miyazaki
  • Patent number: 10761411
    Abstract: An imaging apparatus including a main unit, a grip, and an arm. The main unit includes an imaging device and imaging lens. The grip is configured to be gripped by a user. The arm includes a first attaching portion and a second attaching portion. The grip is attached to the first attaching portion, and the second attaching portion is attached to the main unit of the imaging apparatus. A position of the grip is adjustable, with respect to the main unit, about the second attaching portion. Further, an orientation of the grip is adjustable, with respect to the main unit, about the first attaching portion of the arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Naofumi Yoneda, Tatsuya Nishiyama, Kenji Himeno, Jun Ishida, Akihiro Miyazaki
  • Patent number: 10585339
    Abstract: A dustproof apparatus according to an embodiment of the present technology includes a base portion and a cover portion. The base portion includes a connection portion to be connected to an external attachment portion and a holding portion that holds an image display apparatus. The cover portion includes an inlet, a filter portion provided at the inlet, and an outlet that discharges air sucked in from the inlet, the cover portion being attached to the base portion such that the cover portion covers the image display apparatus held by the holding portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akihiro Miyazaki, Hironori Konno, Chiharu Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20190377249
    Abstract: A lens adjustment mechanism according to an embodiment of the present disclosure includes: a base section; a lens holding section that holds a lens having an optical axis in a Z-axis direction; an intermediate member disposed between the base section and the lens holding section; a first rotating cam that is disposed between the base section and the intermediate member, and is rotated about an optical axis of the lens, thereby causing the lens holding section to move in a Y-axis direction; and a second rotating cam that is disposed between the intermediate member and the lens holding section, and is rotated about the optical axis of the lens, thereby causing the lens holding section to move in an X-axis direction. The intermediate member moves in the Y-axis direction together with the lens holding section during rotation of the first rotating cam, and restricts movement in the Y-axis direction of the lens holding section during rotation of the second rotating cam.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2018
    Publication date: December 12, 2019
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Akihiro MIYAZAKI
  • Publication number: 20190199960
    Abstract: [Object] To provide a projection-type image display apparatus in which dust collected on a filter can be removed more efficiently. [Solution] A projection-type image display apparatus including: an image projection section configured to generate and project an image; a cabinet section that houses the image projection section in an interior and is provided with at least one or more air inlets; a passage section through which outside air taken in from the air inlet flows; a filter section provided in the passage section; an impact application section configured to strike the filter section; and a control section configured to control the impact application section so as to strike the filter section at a timing when the filter section vibrating by striking of the impact application section is moving toward the impact application section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2017
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Inventor: AKIHIRO MIYAZAKI
  • Publication number: 20180356712
    Abstract: A dustproof apparatus according to an embodiment of the present technology includes a base portion and a cover portion. The base portion includes a connection portion to be connected to an external attachment portion and a holding portion that holds an image display apparatus. The cover portion includes an inlet, a filter portion provided at the inlet, and an outlet that discharges air sucked in from the inlet, the cover portion being attached to the base portion such that the cover portion covers the image display apparatus held by the holding portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2016
    Publication date: December 13, 2018
    Inventors: Akihiro MIYAZAKI, Hironiri KONNO, Chiharu TANAKA
  • Patent number: 10078926
    Abstract: A method includes obtaining, from a first device, first device identification information for identifying the first device; storing, in a memory, operation instruction information including second device identification information for identifying a second device to be inspected and operation record information including a result of inspection of the second device, the operation record information being created at a time of inspection of the second device; and making the operation record information stored in the memory editable in a case where the obtained first device identification information and the second device identification information included in the operation instruction information match each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Sugishita, Akihiro Miyazaki
  • Publication number: 20170301161
    Abstract: A method includes obtaining, from a first device, first device identification information for identifying the first device; storing, in a memory, operation instruction information including second device identification information for identifying a second device to be inspected and operation record information including a result of inspection of the second device, the operation record information being created at a time of inspection of the second device; and making the operation record information stored in the memory editable in a case where the obtained first device identification information and the second device identification information included in the operation instruction information match each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2017
    Publication date: October 19, 2017
    Inventors: YOSHIHIRO SUGISHITA, AKIHIRO MIYAZAKI
  • Publication number: 20170255084
    Abstract: An imaging apparatus including a main unit, a grip, and an arm. The main unit includes an imaging device and imaging lens. The grip is configured to be gripped by a user. The arm includes a first attaching portion and a second attaching portion. The grip is attached to the first attaching portion, and the second attaching portion is attached to the main unit of the imaging apparatus. A position of the grip is adjustable, with respect to the main unit, about the second attaching portion. Further, an orientation of the grip is adjustable, with respect to the main unit, about the first attaching portion of the arm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2015
    Publication date: September 7, 2017
    Inventors: NAOFUMI YONEDA, TATSUYA NISHIYAMA, KENJI HIMENO, JUN ISHIDA, AKIHIRO MIYAZAKI
  • Patent number: 9602783
    Abstract: A first image taken by a first camera device in the plurality of camera devices and first imaging environment information indicating a first imaging environment of the first camera device at a time of taking the first image is acquired. By using a parameter table that manages imaging environment information indicating an imaging environment at a time of taking an image previously by a camera device and a recognition control parameter indicating a detector corresponding to an imaging environment, a first recognition control parameter indicating a first detector corresponding to third imaging environment that is identical or similar to the first imaging environment indicated by the first imaging environment information acquired from the first camera device is selected from the recognition control parameters. The first image acquired from the first camera device is recognized by using the first detector indicated by the selected first recognition control parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Sugishita, Ryohei Wakai, Akihiro Miyazaki
  • Patent number: 9513720
    Abstract: A stylus detecting device detects a pointed position which is a position pointed to by a stylus, and includes a first camera; a second camera; and a control unit including an axis detecting unit that detects a three-dimensional position and attitude of an axis of the stylus by using two images captured respectively by the first and second cameras, and a pointed position detecting unit that calculates as the pointed position a point of intersection between a straight line indicated by the axis of the stylus whose three-dimensional position and attitude have been detected by the axis detecting unit and a target plane having a predetermined positional relationship with respect to the first and second cameras.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Shinsuke Ogata, Akihiro Miyazaki, Takeshi Shimamoto, Tomoo Kimura
  • Patent number: 9420189
    Abstract: A management device performs a first determination to determine whether an imaging device can include an imaging area needed by any one of one or more existing applications, and an imaging area needed by a newly operated application in an imaging range determined by a zoom magnification, and if result of the first determination is affirmative, generate information indicating that the newly operated application can be installed in the imaging device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuzo Kawamura, Ryohei Wakai, Akihiro Miyazaki
  • Publication number: 20150365602
    Abstract: A management device performs a first determination to determine whether an imaging device can include an imaging area needed by any one of one or more existing applications, and an imaging area needed by a newly operated application in an imaging range determined by a zoom magnification, and if result of the first determination is affirmative, generate information indicating that the newly operated application can be installed in the imaging device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2015
    Publication date: December 17, 2015
    Inventors: YUZO KAWAMURA, RYOHEI WAKAI, AKIHIRO MIYAZAKI
  • Publication number: 20150363670
    Abstract: A first image taken by a first camera device in the plurality of camera devices and first imaging environment information indicating a first imaging environment of the first camera device at a time of taking the first image is acquired. By using a parameter table that manages imaging environment information indicating an imaging environment at a time of taking an image previously by a camera device and a recognition control parameter indicating a detector corresponding to an imaging environment, a first recognition control parameter indicating a first detector corresponding to third imaging environment that is identical or similar to the first imaging environment indicated by the first imaging environment information acquired from the first camera device is selected from the recognition control parameters. The first image acquired from the first camera device is recognized by using the first detector indicated by the selected first recognition control parameter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2015
    Publication date: December 17, 2015
    Inventors: YOSHIHIRO SUGISHITA, RYOHEI WAKAI, AKIHIRO MIYAZAKI
  • Patent number: 8970697
    Abstract: An image distribution apparatus that ensures both privacy protection and security is provided. A private area storage section stores private areas relating to the privacy of users. A cutout area storage section stores, as a cutout area, an area requested by an identified user to be distributed. An image processing level storage section stores an image processing rule that defines an image processing level for each of areas having different levels of privacy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Corporation of America
    Inventors: Satoshi Inami, Akihiro Miyazaki
  • Patent number: 8898685
    Abstract: A cartridge drive apparatus includes a holder, a lock plate, and a drive unit. The holder is configured to hold a cartridge inserted therein. The lock plate is attached with respect to the holder to be movable in one of an insertion direction and a discharge direction of the cartridge and includes a locking mechanism configured to lock the cartridge. The drive unit is configured to drive the holder and the lock plate in one of the insertion direction and the discharge direction of the cartridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Akihiro Miyazaki, Satoshi Muto, Hideyuki Takagi, Kenji Horiuchi, Tomio Hironaka, Takuji Nakamura
  • Patent number: 8892909
    Abstract: A data processor comprises a decoder for decoding the compressed data into decoded data while reading the compressed data from a first data storage, a second data storage for storing therein the decoded data, a DA converter for converting the decoded data into an analog signal while reading the decoded data in real-time, a first controller for controlling the decoder to perform intermittent operation by executing a process between reading the compressed data and storing the decoded data at a speed faster than real-time, a clock/power controller for making a restriction of power consumption of the decoder and the first controller in downtime of the intermittent operation, a second controller for outputting a control signal in accordance with the storage state of the decoded data, and an activation controller for controlling the clock/power controller to lift the restriction in response to reception of the control signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Yoichi Nishida, Takayuki Ejima, Akihiro Miyazaki, Yasunori Sato
  • Patent number: 8879202
    Abstract: A cartridge drive apparatus includes a hole detection lever and a hole detector. The hole detection lever is provided with a projection corresponding to an identification hole position of a first shell of a cartridge at an insertion completion position of the cartridge. The projection is supported with respect to the identification hole to be movable in an insertion direction. The movement of the projection in the insertion direction is limited depending on a position of a second shell separated from the first shell. The hole detector is configured to detect whether or not an identification hole is formed at an identification hole position depending on the amount of movement of the projection in the insertion direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Kenji Horiuchi, Takuji Nakamura, Satoshi Muto, Akihiro Miyazaki
  • Publication number: 20140285475
    Abstract: A stylus detecting device detects a pointed position which is a position pointed to by a stylus, and includes a first camera; a second camera; and a control unit including an axis detecting unit that detects a three-dimensional position and attitude of an axis of the stylus by using two images captured respectively by the first and second cameras, and a pointed position detecting unit that calculates as the pointed position a point of intersection between a straight line indicated by the axis of the stylus whose three-dimensional position and attitude have been detected by the axis detecting unit and a target plane having a predetermined positional relationship with respect to the first and second cameras.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2013
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Inventors: Shinsuke Ogata, Akihiro Miyazaki, Takeshi Shimamoto, Tomoo Kimura