Patents by Inventor Hidetoshi Shimada

Hidetoshi Shimada 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: 10567747
    Abstract: Provided is an imaging device including a pixel array including a plurality of pixels arranged to form a plurality of rows and a plurality of columns, each of the plurality of pixels generates signals in accordance with an incident light; a first output line and a second output line that are arranged corresponding to each of the plurality of columns of the pixel array and transmit signals output from the pixels arranged on a corresponding column; a scanning unit that drives the pixel array so as to output signals from at least two of the pixels arranged on different rows of a single column respectively to the first output line and the second output line; and an output line control unit that provide potentials that are different from each other to the first output line and the second output line, respectively, in a test mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hidetoshi Hayashi, Atsushi Shimada
  • Patent number: 10523145
    Abstract: A motor control circuit (12) capable of performing a high-precision step-out determination under a wide range of conditions. The motor control circuit (12) includes an input voltage measuring unit (125), a temperature measuring unit (128), a back electromotive force measuring unit (126), a determination threshold value setting unit, and a determination unit. The input voltage measuring unit (125) measures an input voltage input to a motor control device (10). The temperature measuring unit (128) measures temperature. The back electromotive force measuring unit (126) measures back electromotive force induced in a coil for which energization is stopped out of the coils of plural phases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: MINEBEA MITSUMI INC.
    Inventors: Ayaka Shimada, Kazuo Takada, Hidetoshi Hijikata
  • Publication number: 20190181785
    Abstract: A motor control circuit (12) capable of performing a high-precision step-out determination under a wide range of conditions. The motor control circuit (12) includes an input voltage measuring unit (125), a temperature measuring unit (128), a back electromotive force measuring unit (126), a determination threshold value setting unit, and a determination unit. The input voltage measuring unit (125) measures an input voltage input to a motor control device (10). The temperature measuring unit (128) measures temperature. The back electromotive force measuring unit (126) measures back electromotive force induced in a coil for which energization is stopped out of the coils of plural phases.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2019
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Inventors: Ayaka SHIMADA, Kazuo TAKADA, Hidetoshi HIJIKATA
  • Publication number: 20190151928
    Abstract: A workpiece conveyance device is used for a pressing device. The workpiece conveyance device includes a support member supporting a holding component usable to detachable hold a workpiece, a lever unit including a first lever portion and a second lever portion, a lever unit support body supporting the lever unit, a first lever support portion provided to the lever unit support body, and a second lever support portion provided to the lever unit support body. The second lever portion is provided between the first lever portion and the support member. The second lever portion is rotatably linked to the first lever portion. The lever unit pivotably supports the support member. The first lever support portion pivotably supports the first lever portion. The second lever support portion slidably and pivotably supports the second lever portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2017
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Hiromoto SHIMADA, Hidetoshi AKASHI
  • Patent number: 8387113
    Abstract: An authenticating system according to the present invention has a characteristic structure of which an authenticating section 32 of a note type PC 10 and an authenticating section 42 of a battery 20 are directly connected through I/O ports 51 and 61, respectively. Thus, the authenticating system according to the present invention can be relatively easily accomplished using a conventional system. The present invention can be applied to a system that is composed of a plurality of electronic devices that perform an authenticating process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Renesas Technology Corp.
    Inventors: Hidetoshi Shimada, Norio Fujimori, Keiichi Komaki, Keisuke Koide, Tsuyoshi Ookubo, Kenichiro Kamijo, Daiki Yokoyama, Kenichi Takahira, Katsuhisa Tatsukawa
  • Patent number: 8347122
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing apparatus including an internal power source that supplies power, a power source information acquiring unit that acquires, from the internal power source, power source information relating to supply of the power in the internal power source, a drive status setting unit that determines power supply capability of the internal power source based on the power source information and sets setting information to define a drive status of a device in accordance with a determination result, and a device control unit that controls the drive status of one or more control subject device, based on the setting information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Noriaki Nakagawa, Junichi Hoashi, Hidetoshi Shimada, Shogo Kurihara, Tomoyuki Kitagawa
  • Patent number: 8305044
    Abstract: A battery pack includes: an obtaining unit for obtaining computation information for calculating a charge current including temperature information of a battery; a computation unit for computing a charge current for the battery based on the computation information; and a notification unit for notifying a computer of the charge current computed by the computation unit. The notification unit uses a dedicated command to notify the computer of the charge current. The battery pack includes: a storage unit for storing therein a first threshold value and a second threshold value relating to the temperature information, and the computation unit may compute the optimal charge current depending on which of ranges divided by the first threshold value and the second threshold value the temperature information belongs to.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Daisuke Kawamoto, Satoshi Okachi, Kenichiro Kamijo, Seiji Tsukada, Keisuke Koide, Norio Fujimori, Hidetoshi Shimada
  • Patent number: 7879642
    Abstract: A sensor having photodiodes whose sensitivity and storage capacity can be increased is provided. The sensor is formed by arranging the photodiodes in an array with first region of second conductivity type is formed on the principal surface of a substrate of a first conductivity type. A pixel separating region of the first conductivity type is formed to penetrate through the first semiconductor region to separate the regions of the adjacent photodiodes. A second region of the second conductivity type used to drain excess charge is formed in substrate at a position away from the junction surface between substrate and the first region and below the junction surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2011
    Assignee: Texas Instruments Incorporated
    Inventors: Hidetoshi Shimada, Karuya Mori
  • Publication number: 20100169676
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing apparatus including an internal power source that supplies power, a power source information acquiring unit that acquires, from the internal power source, power source information relating to supply of the power in the internal power source, a drive status setting unit that determines power supply capability of the internal power source based on the power source information and sets setting information to define a drive status of a device in accordance with a determination result, and a device control unit that controls the drive status of one or more control subject device, based on the setting information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2009
    Publication date: July 1, 2010
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Noriaki NAKAGAWA, Junichi Hoashi, Hidetoshi Shimada, Shogo Kurihara, Tomoyuki Kitagawa
  • Publication number: 20100007310
    Abstract: A battery pack includes: an obtaining unit for obtaining computation information for calculating a charge current including temperature information of a battery; a computation unit for computing a charge current for the battery based on the computation information; and a notification unit for notifying a computer of the charge current computed by the computation unit. The notification unit uses a dedicated command to notify the computer of the charge current. The battery pack includes: a storage unit for storing therein a first threshold value and a second threshold value relating to the temperature information, and the computation unit may compute the optimal charge current depending on which of ranges divided by the first threshold value and the second threshold value the temperature information belongs to.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2009
    Publication date: January 14, 2010
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Daisuke Kawamoto, Satoshi Okachi, Kenichiro Kamijo, Seiji Tsukada, Keisuke Koide, Norio Fujimori, Hidetoshi Shimada
  • Publication number: 20090125979
    Abstract: An authenticating system according to the present invention has a characteristic structure of which an authenticating section 32 of a note type PC 10 and an authenticating section 42 of a battery 20 are directly connected through I/O ports 51 and 61, respectively. Thus, the authenticating system according to the present invention can be relatively easily accomplished using a conventional system. The present invention can be applied to a system that is composed of a plurality of electronic devices that perform an authenticating process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2007
    Publication date: May 14, 2009
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Hidetoshi Shimada, Norio Fujimori, Keiichi Komaki, Keisuke Koide, Tsuyoshi Ookubo, Kenichiro Kamijo, Daiki Yokoyama, Kenichi Takahira, Katsuhisa Tatsukawa
  • Publication number: 20070290285
    Abstract: A semiconductor device that contains photodiodes whose sensitivity and storage capacity can be increased, and a solid-state image pickup device formed by arranging the photodiodes in an array and its manufacturing method. A first semiconductor region 11 of a second conductivity type is formed on the principal surface of a semiconductor substrate 10 of a first conductivity type. A pixel separating region 14 of the first conductivity type is formed to penetrate through the first semiconductor region 11 to separate the regions of the adjacent photodiodes PD. A second semiconductor region 15 of the second conductivity type used to drain excess charge is formed in semiconductor substrate 10 at a position away from the junction surface between semiconductor substrate 10 and the first semiconductor region 11 and below the junction surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2007
    Publication date: December 20, 2007
    Applicant: TEXAS INSTRUMENTS, INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Hidetoshi Shimada, Karuya Mori
  • Publication number: 20040033367
    Abstract: A resin laminate 1 comprising a thermoplastic polyolefin elastomer (TPO) layer 10, a primer layer 30 superposed on the TPO layer 10, and a polyurethane layer 20 superposed on the primer layer, wherein the primer layer is made from a thermoplastic polyolefin elastomer containing an adhesion improver, and the adhesion improver comprises a compound having a functional group containing active hydrogen and/or a compound having an inorganic nature/organic nature ratio of 0.5 or higher.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2003
    Publication date: February 19, 2004
    Inventors: Hidetoshi Shimada, Tomomasa Suzuki
  • Patent number: 5978036
    Abstract: A personal computer receives a teletext signal. A television broadcast signal received by a TV tuner unit is converted to a composite video signal and a voice signal and are then supplied to a personal computer card. The personal computer card extracts character data with a character data extracting circuit when the input composite video signal is a teletext signal and converts such character data to the code data and supplies the code data to the personal computer for display on a liquid crystal display. Moreover, when the composite video signal is a television broadcast signal, it is converted to a digital signal with a video decoder and is then supplied to the personal computer for output to the liquid crystal display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 1997
    Date of Patent: November 2, 1999
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Kenzo Higa, Hidetoshi Shimada
  • Patent number: 5457350
    Abstract: A laminated core for a rotating electric machine comprising a plurality of single sheet cores, each single-sheet core being formed by arranging a plurality of salient poles continuously on a beltlike yoke plate and winding the beltlike yoke plate so as to be cylindrical while joining both ends of the beltlike yoke plate, wherein the laminated core is cylindrical and has a plurality of salient poles confronting a magnet, each salient pole having a winding and the laminated core is formed by laminating a plurality of the single-sheet cores.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 1993
    Date of Patent: October 10, 1995
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Sankyo Seiki Seisakusho
    Inventors: Hirotaka Sakamaki, Masayuki Ishikawa, Hidetoshi Shimada, Shizunori Mitsuma, Hiroshi Zenisawa, Kiyoshi Nagashima, Noboru Takarasawa
  • Patent number: 4412864
    Abstract: An asphalt composition comprising (A) 100 parts by weight of straight asphalt; (B) 0.1 to 20 parts by weight of a diene liquid rubber having at least one carboxyl group, epoxy group or amino group in the molecule; and (C) 2 to 350 parts by weight of (i) a fibrous filler or (ii) at least one filler selected from the group consisting of wood flour, talc, calcium carbonate, clay, carbon black and white carbon, having a grain size of 200 microns or less. The composition may also contain (D) 1 to 50 parts by weight of a resinous tackifier. The invention also provides a vibration damping sheet comprising said composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 1981
    Date of Patent: November 1, 1983
    Assignee: Idemitsu Kosan Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tomozo Kurashige, Hidetoshi Shimada