Patents by Inventor Hirotsugu Fusayasu

Hirotsugu Fusayasu 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: 10248166
    Abstract: Provided is an electronic device to which measures for reducing influence by electro-static discharge are applied. A tablet of the present disclosure includes a display module, a first metal frame that holds the display module, a second metal frame disposed on a surface opposite to a surface of the first metal frame where the display module is held, and a printed circuit board having a ground electrically connected to the first metal frame, mounting an electronic circuit, and disposed on a surface opposite to a surface of the second metal frame where the first metal frame is disposed. An electro-static current diverges to the first metal frame and the second metal frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hirotsugu Fusayasu, Masato Tobinaga
  • Publication number: 20190047810
    Abstract: An image reading device includes a magnetizer that magnetizes a metal object attached to a document, a magnetism detector that is disposed on the downstream side of the magnetizer in a document transport direction from a document stacking table toward the document transport path and detects residual magnetism of the metal object, and a metal object accompaniment determination unit that determines whether or not the metal object is attached to the document based on a detection result by the magnetism detector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2017
    Publication date: February 14, 2019
    Applicant: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hirotsugu FUSAYASU, Ryo MATSUBARA, Hidetoshi IKEDA, Genki TOKUNAGA, Hiroshi KUSUDA, Terumi TSUDA, Takeshi MATSUMOTO
  • Patent number: 10122885
    Abstract: An image reading device includes: an FB glass; a sensor module having a light source and a plurality of sensors; and an image processor that generates correction data to be used for shading correction and performs the shading correction on image signals by using the correction data. The plurality of sensors is arranged in a main scanning direction and is configured to form an image signal on a single line. The image processor acquires second black data by causing the plurality of sensors to acquire an image signal of a reference sheet placed on the FB glass with the light source turned on, and generates black correction data based on the second black data. By performing the shading correction by using the black correction data, the image processor corrects density unevenness, in an image, caused by interference between image signals from the plurality of sensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hirotsugu Fusayasu, Ryo Matsubara, Katsuo Inokuchi, Tatsuya Hirota, Yuuichi Tutiya
  • Patent number: 9992375
    Abstract: An image reading device includes: a sensor module having a light source and a plurality of sensors; a white reference plate; and an image processor that generates correction data to be used for shading correction and performs the shading correction on image signals, using the correction data. The light source is configured to switch between at least a first luminous intensity and a second luminous intensity lower than the first luminous intensity. The image processor acquires intermediate data by causing the plurality of sensors to acquire an image signal of the white reference plate illuminated with the second luminous intensity, generates black correction data, based on the intermediate data, and performs the shading correction, using the black correction data, so that a density unevenness, in an image, caused by interference between image signals from the plurality of sensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ryo Matsubara, Hirotsugu Fusayasu, Katsuo Inokuchi, Tatsuya Hirota, Yuuichi Tutiya
  • Patent number: 9930213
    Abstract: An image reading device includes an image processor that generates correction data to be used for shading correction and perform the shading correction using the correction data, and a memory that stores first black correction data to be used for the shading correction in a main scanning direction in a predetermined first position in a predetermined sub-scanning direction. The image processor generates third black data based on an image signal of a second reference plate extending in the sub-scanning direction in a predetermined second position in the main scanning direction, generates black correction data according to the sub-scanning direction based on the first black correction data and the third black data, and performs the shading correction using the black correction data so as to correct density unevenness in the main scanning direction and the sub-scanning direction caused by an interference between image signals from a plurality of sensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hirotsugu Fusayasu, Ryo Matsubara, Katsuo Inokuchi, Tatsuya Hirota, Yuuichi Tutiya
  • Patent number: 9930212
    Abstract: An image reading device has an image processor that generates correction data to be used for shading correction and performs the shading correction using the correction data. The image processor generates intermediate data with a predetermined density level, generates intermediate data in different positions in the sub-scanning direction based on image signals of a first reference plate and a second reference plate disposed in the different positions, generates first and second black correction data based on the respective intermediate data, generates black correction data according to the sub-scanning direction based on both the black correction data, and performs the shading correction using the black correction data in the respective positions in the sub-scanning direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hirotsugu Fusayasu, Ryo Matsubara, Katsuo Inokuchi, Tatsuya Hirota, Yuuichi Tutiya
  • Patent number: 9917982
    Abstract: An image reading apparatus includes: a sensor module which includes a light source and sensors; a reference member for creating black correction data and white correction data; and an image processor. The image processor corrects uneven density of an image resulting from interference of image signals from the sensors, by performing, on the image signals obtained by the sensors, shading correction using black correction data and white correction data. The image processor obtains causes the sensors to obtain image signals of the reference member, and creates the white correction data based on white data, and the black correction data based on intermediate data. At least one of when creating the white correction data and when creating the black correction data, the image processor causes the sensors to obtain image signals of the reference member a plurality of times.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Katsuo Inokuchi, Hirotsugu Fusayasu, Ryo Matsubara, Tatsuya Hirota, Yuuichi Tutiya
  • Publication number: 20170353618
    Abstract: An image reading device includes: an FB glass; a sensor module having a light source and a plurality of sensors; and an image processor that generates correction data to be used for shading correction and performs the shading correction on image signals by using the correction data. The plurality of sensors is arranged in a main scanning direction and is configured to form an image signal on a single line. The image processor acquires second black data by causing the plurality of sensors to acquire an image signal of a reference sheet placed on the FB glass with the light source turned on, and generates black correction data based on the second black data. By performing the shading correction by using the black correction data, the image processor corrects density unevenness, in an image, caused by interference between image signals from the plurality of sensors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2017
    Publication date: December 7, 2017
    Inventors: Hirotsugu FUSAYASU, Ryo MATSUBARA, Katsuo INOKUCHI, Tatsuya HIROTA, Yuuichi TUTIYA
  • Publication number: 20170134613
    Abstract: An image reading device includes: a sensor module having a light source and a plurality of sensors; a white reference plate; and an image processor that generates correction data to be used for shading correction and performs the shading correction on image signals, using the correction data. The light source is configured to switch between at least a first luminous intensity and a second luminous intensity lower than the first luminous intensity. The image processor acquires intermediate data by causing the plurality of sensors to acquire an image signal of the white reference plate illuminated with the second luminous intensity, generates black correction data, based on the intermediate data, and performs the shading correction, using the black correction data, so that a density unevenness, in an image, caused by interference between image signals from the plurality of sensors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2017
    Publication date: May 11, 2017
    Inventors: Ryo MATSUBARA, Hirotsugu FUSAYASU, Katsuo INOKUCHI, Tatsuya HIROTA, Yuuichi TUTIYA
  • Publication number: 20170094114
    Abstract: An image reading apparatus includes: a sensor module which includes a light source and sensors; a reference member for creating black correction data and white correction data; and an image processor. The image processor corrects uneven density of an image resulting from interference of image signals from the sensors, by performing, on the image signals obtained by the sensors, shading correction using black correction data and white correction data. The image processor obtains causes the sensors to obtain image signals of the reference member, and creates the white correction data based on white data, and the black correction data based on intermediate data. At least one of when creating the white correction data and when creating the black correction data, the image processor causes the sensors to obtain image signals of the reference member a plurality of times.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2016
    Publication date: March 30, 2017
    Inventors: KATSUO INOKUCHI, HIROTSUGU FUSAYASU, RYO MATSUBARA, TATSUYA HIROTA, YUUICHI TUTIYA
  • Publication number: 20170078527
    Abstract: An image reading device includes an image processor that generates correction data to be used for shading correction and perform the shading correction using the correction data, and a memory that stores first black correction data to be used for the shading correction in a main scanning direction in a predetermined first position in a predetermined sub-scanning direction. The image processor generates third black data based on an image signal of a second reference plate extending in the sub-scanning direction in a predetermined second position in the main scanning direction, generates black correction data according to the sub-scanning direction based on the first black correction data and the third black data, and performs the shading correction using the black correction data so as to correct density unevenness in the main scanning direction and the sub-scanning direction caused by an interference between image signals from a plurality of sensors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2016
    Publication date: March 16, 2017
    Inventors: Hirotsugu FUSAYASU, Ryo MATSUBARA, Katsuo INOKUCHI, Tatsuya HIROTA, Yuuichi TUTIYA
  • Publication number: 20170054872
    Abstract: An image reading device has an image processor that generates correction data to be used for shading correction and performs the shading correction using the correction data. The image processor generates intermediate data with a predetermined density level, generates intermediate data in different positions in the sub-scanning direction based on image signals of a first reference plate and a second reference plate disposed in the different positions, generates first and second black correction data based on the respective intermediate data, generates black correction data according to the sub-scanning direction based on both the black correction data, and performs the shading correction using the black correction data in the respective positions in the sub-scanning direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2016
    Publication date: February 23, 2017
    Inventors: Hirotsugu FUSAYASU, Ryo MATSUBARA, Katsuo INOKUCHI, Tatsuya HIROTA, Yuuichi TUTIYA
  • Publication number: 20160327990
    Abstract: Provided is an electronic device to which measures for reducing influence by electro-static discharge are applied. A tablet of the present disclosure includes a display module, a first metal frame that holds the display module, a second metal frame disposed on a surface opposite to a surface of the first metal frame where the display module is held, and a printed circuit board having a ground electrically connected to the first metal frame, mounting an electronic circuit, and disposed on a surface opposite to a surface of the second metal frame where the first metal frame is disposed. An electro-static current diverges to the first metal frame and the second metal frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2016
    Publication date: November 10, 2016
    Inventors: Hirotsugu FUSAYASU, Masato TOBINAGA
  • Publication number: 20160302333
    Abstract: Provided is an electronic device with measures to reduce an influence caused by ESD. The electronic device of the present disclosure is provided with a display module, a metal frame holding the display module, a printed circuit board having ground electrically connected to the metal frame, the printed circuit board being equipped with an electronic circuit and being disposed on a surface of the metal frame, the surface being opposite to a surface holding the display module, and a static electricity reducing filter including a dielectric, the static electricity reducing filter being disposed on the surface of the metal frame on which the printed circuit board is disposed. The static electricity reducing filter propagates a predetermined electromagnetic wave in generated electrostatic current to the dielectric.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2016
    Publication date: October 13, 2016
    Inventors: Masato TOBINAGA, Hirotsugu FUSAYASU
  • Patent number: 8982256
    Abstract: An imaging device includes: an imaging sensor 110; a main circuit substrate 120 includes a first ground conductor; an imaging sensor cable 130 that includes a second ground conductor, has the imaging sensor 110 mounted thereon, and is connected to the main circuit substrate 120; a metal plate 150 that is disposed between the main circuit substrate 120 and an area of the imaging sensor cable 130 where the imaging sensor 110 is mounted thereon, and that is electrically connected to the second ground conductor; and a ground connection conductor 190 that electrically connects between the first ground conductor and the metal plate 150. The ground connection conductor 190 is disposed in an area where the imaging sensor 110 and the imaging sensor cable 130 overlap each other or in an area where the imaging sensor 110 and the main circuit substrate 120 overlap each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masato Tobinaga, Hirotsugu Fusayasu, Masafumi Kumoi, Ryuichi Nagaoka, Yoshio Nishizawa, Atsushi Inoue
  • Patent number: 8970752
    Abstract: An imaging device includes: an imaging sensor 110 configured to capture an optical image of an object and generate image data; a main circuit substrate 120 configured to perform signal processing of the image data generated by the imaging sensor 110; a mounting component 130 configured to mount the imaging sensor 110; a metal plate 150 disposed between the mounting component 130 and the main circuit substrate 120; and an electrically-conductive section 190 configured to electrically connect between a ground conductor of the main circuit substrate 120 and the metal plate 150. The electrically-conductive section 190 is positioned in an area where the metal plate 150 and the imaging sensor 110 overlap each other in the case of a back surface of the metal plate 150 being viewed in a direction orthogonal thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masato Tobinaga, Hirotsugu Fusayasu, Masafumi Kumoi, Ryuichi Nagaoka, Yoshio Nishizawa, Atsushi Inoue
  • Patent number: 8797452
    Abstract: An imaging device of the present invention, which is an imaging device for shooting images or video of a photographic subject, includes: an imaging element for taking an optical image of the photographic subject and generating image data therefrom; a main circuit board that is for conducting signal processing on the image data generated by the imaging element and that includes a main circuit board ground (“GND”) having a ground potential; an imaging element flexible cable that is connected to the main circuit board and on which the imaging element is mounted; a mount for fixing the imaging element and that includes a metallic component; and a metal plate that is connected to the mount and is disposed between the imaging element and the main circuit board. Wherein, the mount and the main circuit board GND are electrically connected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Masato Tobinaga, Hirotsugu Fusayasu, Masafumi Kumoi
  • Patent number: 8786772
    Abstract: An imaging device of the present invention includes: an imaging element for taking an optical image of a photographic subject and generating image data therefrom; a main circuit board for conducting signal processing on the image data, an imaging element flexible cable on which the imaging element is mounted and that has a ground potential; a shutter that opens and closes timed on the shooting of images or video of the photographic subject; a shutter flexible cable that transfers a control signal for controlling the shutter and that has a ground potential; a mount for fixing the imaging element and that includes a metallic component; and a metal plate that is connected to the mount and is disposed between the imaging element and the main circuit board. Therein, the ground potential of the imaging element and the shutter flexible cable are connected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Masato Tobinaga, Hirotsugu Fusayasu, Masafumi Kumoi
  • Patent number: 8736754
    Abstract: An imaging device 100 includes: an imaging element 110; a main circuit substrate 120; a mounting component 130 mounting the imaging element 110; a metal plate 150 disposed between the mounting component 130 and the main circuit substrate 120; a mount 140 supporting the metal plate 150 by connection sections 160 being fixed at at least three fixing points; elastic components 165 urging the connection sections 160 at each fixing point of the mount 140; and an electrically-conductive component 190 electrically connecting between a ground conductor of the main circuit substrate 120 and the metal plate 150. The electrically-conductive component 190 is disposed such that a connection point with the metal plate 150 is positioned in a area formed by the at least three fixing points being sequentially connected in the case of a back surface of the metal plate 150 being viewed in a direction orthogonal thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Masafumi Kumoi, Masato Tobinaga, Hirotsugu Fusayasu, Ryuichi Nagaoka, Yoshio Nishizawa, Atsushi Inoue
  • Patent number: 8717495
    Abstract: Provided is a digital camera including: a camera body (1) that includes a body mount to which a lens unit, which forms an optical image of a subject, can be attached; an image sensor (8) that is disposed in a body chassis (3) of the camera body (1) to convert the optical image of the subject into image data; a main circuit board (11) to which an image sensor (8) is electrically connected; and an electronic viewfinder (6) that includes a monitor on which a through image captured by the image sensor (8) is displayed, wherein a conductive shielding member (33) is disposed in the body chassis (3) in order to electromagnetically shield a region between a space in which the image sensor (8) and the main circuit board (11) are disposed from a space in which the electronic viewfinder (6) is disposed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Masato Tobinaga, Hirotsugu Fusayasu, Masafumi Kumoi, Shinkuro Fujino