Patents by Inventor Atsushi Horii

Atsushi Horii 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).

  • Publication number: 20210014400
    Abstract: There is provided a camera of which operability is good regardless of the brightness of the surrounding environment. The brightness of the surrounding environment is detected by a brightness detection unit provided in a camera. The contents of settings of the camera are displayed on a sub-display 18 in a situation in which the surrounding environment is bright. The contents of settings of the camera and an image representing the set state of a shutter speed dial 33 are displayed on the sub-display 18 in a case in which the surrounding environment is dark.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2020
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroaki TAKAO, Kentaro TOKIWA, Hirofumi HORII, Yuichi FUJIMURA, Takeshi MISAWA, Atsushi MISAWA
  • Patent number: 10873705
    Abstract: There is provided a camera of which operability is good regardless of the brightness of the surrounding environment. The brightness of the surrounding environment is detected by a brightness detection unit provided in a camera. The contents of settings of the camera are displayed on a sub-display 18 in a situation in which the surrounding environment is bright. The contents of settings of the camera and an image representing the set state of a shutter speed dial 33 are displayed on the sub-display 18 in a case in which the surrounding environment is dark.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroaki Takao, Kentaro Tokiwa, Hirofumi Horii, Yuichi Fujimura, Takeshi Misawa, Atsushi Misawa
  • Publication number: 20200336651
    Abstract: Provided are a camera capable of preventing an erroneous operation with a compact configuration and has high operability, a setting method of the camera, and a setting program of the camera. A change in a setting value by the operation dial is switched between valid and invalid, and an operation by the operation dial becomes possible only in a case where the change in the setting value is valid. A setting value of an item to be set by the operation dial is displayed on a dial display provided on the operation dial.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2020
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Atsushi MISAWA, Kentaro TOKIWA, Hirofumi HORII, Yuichi FUJIMURA, Takeshi MISAWA
  • Patent number: 10812732
    Abstract: Provided are a digital camera and a control method of a digital camera which are capable of reducing power consumption in a focal-plane shutter capable of performing a normal opening operation. In the focal-plane shutter capable of performing the normal opening operation, in a case where a shutter release switch is operated, exposure using an electronic shutter is started. Thereafter, curtain running preparation for magnetizing a front-curtain electromagnet and a rear-curtain electromagnet and unlocking a second front-curtain drive member and a rear-curtain drive member locked in charge positions by a lock mechanism, which is a curtain running preparation operation of the focal-plane shutter, is performed immediately before exposure of a still image is completed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Fuminori Irie, Hirofumi Horii, Kentaro Tokiwa, Atsushi Misawa
  • Publication number: 20200314350
    Abstract: A first operation dial and a second operation dial are provided around a sub-display. Set contents of a camera, an image picture of the first operation dial, and an image picture of the second operation dial are displayed on the sub-display. In a state in which the first operation dial and the second operation dial are not operated, the set contents of the camera are displayed to be large on the sub-display, and only parts of the image picture of the first operation dial and the image picture of the second operation dial are displayed at an edge. In a case where the first operation dial or the second operation dial are operated, an image picture of the operated operation dial appears from the edge and is displayed such that a dial plate portion can be visually recognized.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2020
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Kentaro TOKIWA, Hirofumi HORII, Yuichi FUJIMURA, Takeshi MISAWA, Atsushi MISAWA
  • Patent number: 10791262
    Abstract: Provided are a camera with good operability and a display control method of the camera. Contact of a finger with a rear command dial D1 is detected. In a case where the contact of the finger with the rear command dial D1 is not detected, only setting contents of the camera are displayed on a sub-display 16 provided near the rear command dial D1. In a case where the contact of the finger with the rear command dial D1 is detected, an image picture of the rear command dial D1 is displayed in a first size on the sub-display 16. In a case where the contact of the finger with the rear command dial D1 is continuously detected for a certain period of time or more, or in a case where the rear command dial D1 is operated, the image picture of the rear command dial D1 is enlarged and displayed in a second size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Kentaro Tokiwa, Hirofumi Horii, Yuichi Fujimura, Takeshi Misawa, Atsushi Misawa
  • Patent number: 10785416
    Abstract: Provided are a camera having good visibility and operability with a compact configuration, a display control method of the camera, and a display control program of the camera. A sub-display 16 is provided on a top surface of a camera body 10. A first operation dial D1 and a second operation dial D2 are provided near the sub-display 16. The sub-display 16 displays setting contents iC of the camera and image pictures iD1 and iD2 of the first operation dial D1 and the second operation dial D2. The image pictures iD1 and iD2 of the first operation dial D1 and the second operation dial D2 are displayed in an overlapped manner. Contact with the first operation dial D1 and the second operation dial D2 is detected, and an image picture of an operation dial in which the contact is detected is displayed on a forefront surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Kentaro Tokiwa, Hirofumi Horii, Yuichi Fujimura, Takeshi Misawa, Atsushi Misawa
  • Publication number: 20200295676
    Abstract: In a vibration unit, a piezoelectric element enters an internal space of a through hole; and thereby, a second case member can be arranged proximate to a first case member. Therefore, a thickness of the vibration unit can be reduced, namely, a height of the vibration unit can be reduced. As described above, since the thickness of the vibration unit is reduced, a size of the vibration unit can be reduced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2018
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Applicant: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Atsushi EZAWA, Takuto HORII, Atsuko MURAKOSHI
  • Patent number: 10778892
    Abstract: Provided are a camera having a compact configuration and high operability, a setting method of the camera, and a setting program of the camera. A touch sensor 130 is provided on a top surface of an operation dial 110. In a case where the top surface of the operation dial 110 is touched, an exposure mode of the camera is switched according to a touched region on the top surface. An operation target of the operation dial 110 is set according to the set exposure mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Atsushi Misawa, Kentaro Tokiwa, Hirofumi Horii, Yuichi Fujimura, Takeshi Misawa
  • Patent number: 10761407
    Abstract: Provided are a setting device and a camera that are capable of preventing erroneous operations with compact configurations and have high operability. A display section is provided on an upper surface of a shutter speed dial. The display section displays settable shutter speeds and an image picture of a lock button. A touch sensor detects contact with the upper surface of the shutter speed dial, and switching of the shutter speed by the shutter speed dial is locked and unlocked every time the contact is detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Atsushi Misawa, Kentaro Tokiwa, Hirofumi Horii, Yuichi Fujimura, Takeshi Misawa
  • Patent number: 10742870
    Abstract: Provided are a camera capable of preventing an erroneous operation with a compact configuration and has high operability, a setting method of the camera, and a setting program of the camera. A touch sensor is provided on a top surface of an operation dial. A change in a setting value by the operation dial is switched between valid and invalid according to a detection result of the touch sensor, and an operation by the operation dial becomes possible only in a case where the change in the setting value is valid. A setting value of an item to be set by the operation dial is displayed on a sub-display provided near the operation dial.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Atsushi Misawa, Kentaro Tokiwa, Hirofumi Horii, Yuichi Fujimura, Takeshi Misawa
  • Patent number: 10728458
    Abstract: A first operation dial and a second operation dial are provided around a sub-display. Set contents of a camera, an image picture of the first operation dial, and an image picture of the second operation dial are displayed on the sub-display. In a state in which the first operation dial and the second operation dial are not operated, the set contents of the camera are displayed to be large on the sub-display, and only parts of the image picture of the first operation dial and the image picture of the second operation dial are displayed at an edge. In a case where the first operation dial or the second operation dial are operated, an image picture of the operated operation dial appears from the edge and is displayed such that a dial plate portion can be visually recognized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Kentaro Tokiwa, Hirofumi Horii, Yuichi Fujimura, Takeshi Misawa, Atsushi Misawa
  • Patent number: 10718995
    Abstract: Provided are a setting device, a setting method, a setting program, and a camera that are capable of preventing erroneous operations with compact configurations. A display unit is provided on an upper surface of a shutter speed dial. The display unit displays a dial plate image. The dial plate image includes an image picture of a lock release button. A rotation detection unit detects that the shutter speed dial is rotationally operated. A touch sensor detects that the lock release button is pressed. In a case where the shutter speed dial is rotationally operated while the lock release button is pressed, a shutter speed is switched.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Atsushi Misawa, Kentaro Tokiwa, Hirofumi Horii, Yuichi Fujimura, Takeshi Misawa
  • Patent number: 10719216
    Abstract: Provided are a camera having a compact configuration and a high operability, and a setting method for the camera. A sub-display is disposed on a top surface of a camera body. An image picture of a first rear command dial which is an operation dial and an image picture of a second rear command dial which is an operation dial are displayed on the sub-display. In a case where the first rear command dial or the second rear command dial is rotationally operated, the image picture of the rotationally operated operation dial is enlarged, and the image picture is rotated in conjunction with the rotational operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Kentaro Tokiwa, Hirofumi Horii, Yuichi Fujimura, Takeshi Misawa, Atsushi Misawa
  • Publication number: 20200215573
    Abstract: In a vibration unit, a first electrode of a sensor circuit of a control unit is electrically connected to a first external electrode-of a first piezoelectric element, a second electrode of the sensor circuit is electrically connected to a second external electrode of the first piezoelectric element, a first electrode of a drive circuit is electrically connected to a first external electrode of a second piezoelectric element, and a second electrode of the drive circuit is electrically connected to a second external electrode of the second piezoelectric element. Only a relatively small voltage induced by an electromotive force occurring due to the flexure of the first piezoelectric element is applied to the sensor circuit. In addition, only a relatively large drive voltage to be applied to the second piezoelectric element is applied to the drive circuit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2018
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Applicant: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takuto HORII, Atsushi EZAWA
  • Publication number: 20200177783
    Abstract: There is provided a camera of which operability is good regardless of the brightness of the surrounding environment. The brightness of the surrounding environment is detected by a brightness detection unit provided in a camera. The contents of settings of the camera are displayed on a sub-display 18 in a situation in which the surrounding environment is bright. The contents of settings of the camera and an image representing the set state of a shutter speed dial 33 are displayed on the sub-display 18 in a case in which the surrounding environment is dark.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2020
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroaki TAKAO, Kentaro TOKIWA, Hirofumi HORII, Yuichi FUJIMURA, Takeshi MISAWA, Atsushi MISAWA
  • Patent number: 10616494
    Abstract: There is provided a camera of which operability is good regardless of the brightness of the surrounding environment. The brightness of the surrounding environment is detected by a brightness detection unit provided in a camera. The contents of settings of the camera are displayed on a sub-display 18 in a situation in which the surrounding environment is bright. The contents of settings of the camera and an image representing the set state of a shutter speed dial 33 are displayed on the sub-display 18 in a case in which the surrounding environment is dark.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroaki Takao, Kentaro Tokiwa, Hirofumi Horii, Yuichi Fujimura, Takeshi Misawa, Atsushi Misawa
  • Patent number: 10602069
    Abstract: A first display unit is a variable-angle liquid crystal display device, and is a transmissive type color liquid crystal display device that mainly displays a live view image. A second display unit is a reflective type monochrome liquid crystal display device that mainly displays camera information items. In a case where it is difficult to view a display screen since intensity of light radiated to the display screen of the first display unit is high and both the display screens of the first display unit and the second display unit are simultaneously visible by adjusting an angle of the display screen of the first display unit, information to be displayed on the second display unit is switched to information (a live view image of a binary image) for supporting framing from the camera information items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Atsushi Misawa, Kentaro Tokiwa, Hirofumi Horii, Yuichi Fujimura, Takeshi Misawa
  • Patent number: 10582096
    Abstract: The digital camera includes a first display unit which is a variable-angle display device disposed on a rear surface of a camera main body and a second display unit disposed on an upper surface of the camera main body. A display controller displays the live view image and first camera information items on the first display unit, and displays second camera information items on the second display unit. In a case where the first display unit and the second display unit have a posture relationship with which display screens thereof are simultaneously visible, the display controller removes at least overlapped information items among the first camera information items displayed on the first display unit which are overlapped with the second camera information items displayed on the second display unit from the first display unit through first animation and second animation indicating a removing process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Takeshi Misawa, Kentaro Tokiwa, Hirofumi Horii, Atsushi Misawa
  • Patent number: 10571781
    Abstract: Provided are a camera that is capable of preventing an erroneous operation with a compact configuration and has good operability, a setting method of the camera, and a setting program of the camera. A part of the outer periphery of a command dial is built in a camera body, and a part of the command dial is disposed in an exposed manner from the back surface of the camera body for a rotation operation. A sub-display is disposed on the command dial in an overlapped manner. The sub-display is formed of a touch panel and detects contact with a display surface of the sub-display. An operation by the command dial is validated while the contact with the display surface of the sub-display is detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Atsushi Misawa, Kentaro Tokiwa, Hirofumi Horii, Yuichi Fujimura, Takeshi Misawa