Patents by Inventor Hiroyuki Nemoto

Hiroyuki Nemoto 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: 7812304
    Abstract: A rod-shaped light guide which does not cause unevenness in color at the portion near an incident face is produced by injection-molding transparent resin such as acryl and its surfaces include a light-emitting surface, a bottom face, left and right sides and end faces. One end face opposes a light emitting unit, and light scattering patterns for scattering light incident from the end face are formed on the bottom face. The light scattering patterns are different in shape between a portion near the end face as the incident face and a portion away from the end face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2010
    Assignee: Nippon Sheet Glass Company, Limited
    Inventors: Makoto Ikeda, Hiroyuki Nemoto, Takashi Kishimoto, Takeshi Ishimaru, Hirohiko Iwase, Hidemitsu Takeuchi, Tomihisa Saito
  • Patent number: 7749682
    Abstract: An alkali-developable black photosensitive resin composition for forming a light-shielding barrier wall which comprises, as indispensable components, (A) a carboxyl group-containing photosensitive prepolymer, (B) a photopolymerization initiator, (C) a black pigment, and (D) light-transmitting fine particles. By the use of this composition, light-shielding barrier walls (11) having sufficient light-shielding properties and a height of not less than 20 ?m can be formed by photolithography, without causing undercutting during development. In a preferred embodiment, the black pigment (C) is a metal oxide, preferably iron oxide, and the fine particles (D) are inorganic fine particles having a refractive index of 1.40-1.90, preferably silica.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2010
    Assignees: Nippon Sheet Glass Co., Ltd., Taiyo Ink Mfg. Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hidekazu Miyabe, Gen Itokawa, Atsushi Mashiko, Hiroyuki Nemoto
  • Publication number: 20100128353
    Abstract: An imaging optical system a high quality image may be implemented by determining the optimum design conditions for suppressing the generation of ghost while holding uniform and sufficient light using a simulation method. In the imaging optical system having a slit, the requirements for removing the stray light are the inclination of a lens arrangement direction, the slit width, the lens pitch, the view angle, and the height of the light-shielding wall. The slit location, the lens thickness, and the lens row width do not affect the stray light removal, but affect the brightness. In the imaging optical system having no slit, the essential requirements for removing the stray light are the height of the light-shielding wall and the lens pitch. The lens thickness and the lens row width do not affect the stray light removal, but affect the brightness.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2006
    Publication date: May 27, 2010
    Applicant: NIPPON SHEET GLASS COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Hideshi Nagata, Kenjiro Hamanaka, Hiroyuki Nemoto
  • Publication number: 20100014062
    Abstract: A lens array plate of long-size or large area is provided reducing deterioration of optical performance. A lengthy lens array plate (10), which is based on manufacturing process in accordance with the present invention, is formed by connecting a plurality of planar-shaped lens array plates (1) in the longer direction thereof, the planar-shaped lens array plate (1) including a plurality of lens portions that are regularly arranged. The connecting portion (3) is linearly formed at the position other than the plurality of lens portions. Thereby, a lengthy lens array plate with any length may be formed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2007
    Publication date: January 21, 2010
    Applicant: Nippon Sheet Glass Company Limited
    Inventors: Takahiro Hashimoto, Hiroyuki Nemoto
  • Publication number: 20090231698
    Abstract: An in-vehicle stereoimage display apparatus (70) includes a display device (10), an erecting unit magnification lens module (2) spaced from and facing toward a display screen of the display device (10) for forming an erecting unit magnification stereoimage (15a) of an image displayed on the display screen (15), a lens movement mechanism (61, 65, and 75) for movably supporting the erecting unit magnification lens module (2), and a controller (76) for changing the position of the erecting unit magnification lens module (2) in accordance with the travel velocity of a vehicle. In one example, the controller increases the distance between the vehicle driver's eyes and the erecting unit magnification stereoimage as the travel velocity of the vehicle increases.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2006
    Publication date: September 17, 2009
    Applicant: Nippon Sheet Glass Company, Limited
    Inventors: Takahiro Hashimoto, Makoto Ikeda, Hiroyuki Nemoto
  • Publication number: 20090218525
    Abstract: A rod-shaped light guide which does not cause unevenness in color at the portion near an incident face is produced by injection-molding transparent resin such as acryl and its surfaces include a light-emitting surface, a bottom face, left and right sides and end faces. One end face opposes a light emitting unit, and light scattering patterns for scattering light incident from the end face are formed on the bottom face. The light scattering patterns are different in shape between a portion near the end face as the incident face and a portion away from the end face.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2006
    Publication date: September 3, 2009
    Applicant: Nippon Sheet Glass Company, Limited
    Inventors: Makoto Ikeda, Hiroyuki Nemoto, Takashi Kishimoto, Takeshi Ishimaru, Hirohiko Iwase, Hidemitsu Takeuchi, Tomihisa Saito
  • Publication number: 20090190023
    Abstract: An imaging apparatus includes: a control unit configured to move a focusing lens, and detect a focus position; wherein the control unit executes auto-focus (AF) scan processing in which only a part of a range of movement of the focusing lens is set as a scan range, as first scan processing, and executes auto-focus (AF) scan processing in which a region including a region differing from the scan region of the first scan processing is set as a scan range, as second scan processing, in the event that a focus point is not detected in the first scan processing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2009
    Publication date: July 30, 2009
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Tetsuo MISE, Hiroyuki Nemoto, Eiji Shintaku, Manabu Yamauchi, Toshiki Ono
  • Publication number: 20090168126
    Abstract: There are provided a light emitting unit in which temperature increase due to heat generated in a light emitting element is suppressed to enhance light emission efficiency, a linear illumination device in which the light emitting unit is incorporated, and a contact-type image sensor and an image scanner in which the linear illumination device is incorporated. A lead frame 23 in the light emitting unit has an extension 29. The extension 29 is folded along a case 12, and a plate-shaped heat dissipater 30 is connected to the extension 29. The connection is carried out by forming holes 29a and 30a in the extension 29 and the heat dissipater 30, respectively, and engaging a protrusion 31 formed on the case 12 in the holes 29a and 30a. The extension 29 thus comes into tight contact with the heat dissipater 30 and is fixed thereto. The heat dissipater 30 is made of a good thermally conductive material, such as copper, and formed separately from the lead frame 23.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2007
    Publication date: July 2, 2009
    Applicants: Nippon Sheet Glass Co., Ltd., NICHIA Corporation
    Inventors: Tomihisa Saito, Masahide Wakisaka, Hiroyuki Nemoto, Naofumi Sumitani
  • Patent number: 7555194
    Abstract: An improved illumination device shortens a redundant area of insufficient light intensity close to a longitudinal end thereof. The device includes a casing, a bar-shaped light guide housed in the casing to cause a light-emitting surface thereof to be exposed, a light-emitting unit secured to an end section of the casing, wherein light from the light-emitting unit is introduced into the bar-shaped light guide through the end face thereof and is totally reflected within the bar-shaped light guide to be emitted through the light-emitting surface, and a shielding section provided to cover an end section of the bar-shaped light guide including the redundant area at the end section of the casing close to the light-emitting unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2009
    Assignee: Nippon Sheet Glass Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Makoto Ikeda, Hiroyuki Nemoto, Takashi Kishimoto, Takeshi Ishimaru, Hirohiko Iwase, Hidemitsu Takeuchi, Tomihisa Saito
  • Patent number: 7529445
    Abstract: A light guide emits lights incident on an end face from an emitting face extending longitudinally of the guide, while having the lights reflected by its internal face. A sectional shape of the guide in a direction orthogonal to the longitudinal direction of this light guide has two opposite parabolas, a line segment connecting the focal points of the two opposite parabolas, and a line segment (bottom face) corresponding to the emitting face. A scattering pattern consisting of white ink is formed on the line segment (bottom face) connecting the focal points. With this guide, the face of a document is to be efficiently illuminated by conversely utilizing the characteristic of the compound parabolic concentrator (CPC) to convert scattered lights extending over a full angle from a limited area into radiant lights confined to a prescribed emission angle and thereby minimizing the expansion of lights.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2009
    Assignee: Nippon Sheet Glass Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Makoto Ikeda, Hiroyuki Nemoto
  • Publication number: 20090111048
    Abstract: An alkali-developable black photosensitive resin composition for forming a light-shielding barrier wall which comprises, as indispensable components, (A) a carboxyl group-containing photosensitive prepolymer, (B) a photopolymerization initiator, (C) a black pigment, and (D) light-transmitting fine particles. By the use of this composition, light-shielding barrier walls (11) having sufficient light-shielding properties and a height of not less than 20 ?m can be formed by photolithography, without causing undercutting during development. In a preferred embodiment, the black pigment (C) is a metal oxide, preferably iron oxide, and the fine particles (D) are inorganic fine particles having a refractive index of 1.40-1.90, preferably silica.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2008
    Publication date: April 30, 2009
    Applicants: TAIYO INK MFG.CO., LTD., NIPPON SHEET GLASS COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Hidekazu MIYABE, Gen ITOKAWA, Atsushi MASHIKO, Hiroyuki NEMOTO
  • Publication number: 20090073715
    Abstract: A light emitting unit comprises a light emitting element, a light emitting element substrate for mounting the light emitting element, and a light emitting element substrate frame member provided with a window for exposing the light emitting element, wherein the inside of the window is sealed with a first resin and a second resin, the ratio of the second resin relative to the first resin becomes smaller toward the outside of the window from the inside thereof. The first resin is a transparent resin, and the second resin is a colored resin with a high color value or a resin including a light reflective material and/or a light scattering material. Since a sectional border line between the first resin and the second resin is a curved line, the light reflected from the bottom section of the window among the light emitted from the light emitting element can also be efficiently emitted to the outside.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2006
    Publication date: March 19, 2009
    Inventors: Tomihisa Saito, Hiroyuki Nemoto, Hidemitsu Takeuchi, Takashi Kishimoto, Naofumi Sumitani
  • Patent number: 7489770
    Abstract: An incoming call notification is performed based on a caller number extracted from a call-in signal and a user status stored in a user status storage unit, and thereby, the incoming call is notified adequately in accordance with the user status and a caller. For example, the contents of the incoming call notification is changed in accordance with a busyness of a user or an importance of the caller, and thereby, a flexible response by the user becomes possible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2009
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Nemoto, Shinichi Kashimoto, Michiaki Eri
  • Publication number: 20090034296
    Abstract: A light emitting unit comprises a light emitting element, a light emitting element substrate for mounting the light emitting element, a light emitting element substrate frame member provided with a window for exposing the light emitting element, and an electrode for supplying electricity to the light emitting element, wherein the light emitting element substrate is a metal and the light emitting element is mounted directly on the light emitting element substrate. The light emitting unit is also characterized in that the light emitting element substrate is a metal, a metal oxide film is provided on the light emitting element substrate, and the light emitting element is mounted on the electrode formed on the metal oxide film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2006
    Publication date: February 5, 2009
    Applicants: Nippon Sheet Glass Co., Limited, Nichia Corporation
    Inventors: Tomihisa Saito, Hiroyuki Nemoto, Hidemitsu Takeuchi, Takashi Kishimoto, Naofumi Sumitani
  • Patent number: 7474466
    Abstract: A stereoimage formation apparatus includes two lens array plates, each of which includes microlenses having optical axes and peaks. The optical axes of the microlenses are parallel to one another. The optical axes of the microlenses in one of the lens array plates are aligned with the optical axes of the microlenses in the other lens array plate. The peaks of the microlenses in one of the lens array plates come in contact with or are located proximal to the peaks of the microlenses in the other lens array plate. The microlenses of each lens array plate each have a predetermined spherical aberration greater than a predetermined minimum spherical aberration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2009
    Assignee: Nippon Sheet Glass Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takahiro Hashimoto, Makoto Ikeda, Hiroyuki Nemoto
  • Publication number: 20080088922
    Abstract: A stereoimage formation apparatus includes two lens array plates, each of which includes microlenses having optical axes and peaks. The optical axes of the microlenses are parallel to one another. The optical axes of the microlenses in one of the lens array plates are aligned with the optical axes of the microlenses in the other lens array plate. The peaks of the microlenses in one of the lens array plates come in contact with or are located proximal to the peaks of the microlenses in the other lens array plate. The microlenses of each lens array plate each have a predetermined spherical aberration greater than a predetermined minimum spherical aberration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2007
    Publication date: April 17, 2008
    Applicant: NIPPON SHEET GLASS COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Takahiro Hashimoto, Makoto Ikeda, Hiroyuki Nemoto
  • Publication number: 20080038491
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for producing an ink jet recording sheet characterized by including: applying a coating liquid containing at least both a temperature-sensitive polymeric compound and a pigment the temperature-sensitive polymeric compound having a temperature region where hydrophobicity is exhibited and a temperature region where hydrophilicity is exhibited, the coating liquid becoming more viscous or gelating in the temperature region where hydrophilicity is exhibited, onto either an air-permeable support or at least one undercoating layer provided on an air-permeable support in the temperature region where hydrophobicity is exhibited, to form a coating layer of the coating liquid, bringing the temperature thereof to the temperature region where the temperature-sensitive polymeric compound exhibits hydrophilicity to increase the viscosity of the coating layer or gelate the coating layer, then applying a wetting liquid containing an ink fixing agent (and colloidal particles) onto the
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2005
    Publication date: February 14, 2008
    Applicant: OJI PAPER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuo Ikeda, Motoko Hiraki, Shinichi Asano, Tomoyuki Hisaoka, Nobuhisa Dano, Hiroyuki Nemoto
  • Patent number: 7319561
    Abstract: A stereoimage formation apparatus includes two lens array plates, each of which includes microlenses having optical axes and peaks. The optical axes of the microlenses are parallel to one another. The optical axes of the microlenses in one of the lens array plates are aligned with the optical axes of the microlenses in the other lens array plate. The peaks of the microlenses in one of the lens array plates come in contact with or are located proximal to the peaks of the microlenses in the other lens array plate. The microlenses of each lens array plate each have a predetermined spherical aberration greater than a predetermined minimum spherical aberration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2008
    Assignee: Nippon Sheet Glass Company, Limited
    Inventors: Takahiro Hashimoto, Makoto Ikeda, Hiroyuki Nemoto
  • Patent number: 7316353
    Abstract: A line-illuminating device comprises a white casing, a bar-shaped light guide housed within the casing, and light-emitting units provided on opposite ends of the bar-shaped light guide. The light-emitting unit has a substrate forming a circuit on which a lead wire for power supply is installed. Formed on a surface of the substrate facing the bar-shaped light guide is a window for coupling in which a green-color light-emitting diode and a blue-color light-emitting diode are installed. Likewise, the light-emitting unit has a substrate on which a lead wire for power supply is installed. Formed on a surface of the substrate facing the bar-shaped light guide is a window for coupling in which two red-color light-emitting diodes are installed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2008
    Assignee: Nippon Sheet Glass, Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Makoto Ikeda, Hiroyuki Nemoto
  • Publication number: 20070286167
    Abstract: An IP telephone repeater includes a first communication portion connected to an internet IP telephone network, a second communication portion connected to a local area IP telephone network, and a call controller which supplies, upon receipt of an incoming call via the first communication portion from the internet IP telephone network, a jingle signal to the incoming call and to a plurality of terminals connected to the second communication portion, and which supplies a holding tone to the incoming call and supplies the jingle signal to the plurality of terminals connected to the second communication portion in the case where a response operation of a non-audio terminal connected to the second communication portion is conducted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2007
    Publication date: December 13, 2007
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Nemoto