Patents by Inventor Hitoshi Aoki

Hitoshi Aoki 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: 11350818
    Abstract: An in-vivo camera device and an in-vivo monitoring camera system more excellent in usability are proposed. An in-vivo camera device includes a camera unit introduced into a body, a support member, and a camera-side cable. The support member has a trocar connection portion for connection with a trocar at a front end side, and is connected to the trocar in a state in which the trocar connection portion is fitted into the trocar by applying tensile force to the camera-side cable passing through the trocar. The support member is provided with a guide introduction portion that is formed to be relatively long at the front end side as a stabilization structure for stabilizing connection with the trocar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tadahiko Sato, Hitoshi Aoki, Narakazu Shimomura, Kei Urakawa, Yan Qian
  • Patent number: 11239395
    Abstract: An image display device includes: a plurality of LED elements that are mounted on a drive circuit substrate and emit light source light; a wavelength conversion layer that is stacked on a side of the LED elements opposite to the drive circuit substrate, converts the light source light emitted by the LED elements into long wavelength light, and emits the long wavelength light to a side opposite to the drive circuit substrate; and a first functional layer that is disposed on a light emitting surface side of the long wavelength light of the wavelength conversion layer, reflects the light source light, and transmits the long wavelength light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masumi Maegawa, Hitoshi Aoki, Toshiya Ishio, Katsuji Iguchi
  • Publication number: 20210338068
    Abstract: An in-body image capturing device (camera unit) with high reliability is suggested. A camera unit (11) includes an image capturing unit that includes a lens (26) and a first illumination unit (27a) and is capable of being introduced into a body. The first illumination unit (27a) and the image capturing unit are housed in a casing (22) that is integrally molded with an integral light-transmitting body (22x) and an integral light shielding body (22y).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2021
    Publication date: November 4, 2021
    Inventors: Hitoshi AOKI, Toshihisa GOTOH, Kei URAKAWA, Kishoh TAKAMATSU, Tomohiro KONISHI, Tsuguhisa INOUE
  • Publication number: 20210329080
    Abstract: A communication apparatus notifies that service information is to be communicated outside a cyclically repeated period in which a plurality of apparatuses including the communication apparatus transmits or receives a beacon to another communication apparatus included in the plurality of apparatuses and being a destination of the service information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2021
    Publication date: October 21, 2021
    Inventor: Hitoshi Aoki
  • Patent number: 11134369
    Abstract: A communication apparatus, in a Neighbor Awareness Networking (NAN) Discovery Window (DW), performs a first communication with another communication apparatus that belongs to an NAN cluster to which the communication apparatus belongs, and performs a second communication with another communication apparatus belonging to the NAN cluster in a period other than the DW. When the communication apparatus has determined a schedule for communicating with a first other communication apparatus, in a case of the second communication with a second other communication apparatus different to the first other communication apparatus, the communication apparatus determines a schedule for communicating with the second other communication apparatus so that a period for the second communication with the first other communication apparatus and a period for the second communication with the second other communication apparatus at least partially overlap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Hitoshi Aoki
  • Patent number: 11123557
    Abstract: An electric stimulator that effectively improves the brain function of patients suffering from brain disorders by applying electric stimulation to the brain of the patient effectively. The electric stimulator can include main electrodes H to be stuck to particular sites of the patient's body extending from the neck part to the head tip part. The particular site may be the temple part, the forehead part above the eyes, the cheek part and the rear neck part. The electric signal to be applied to the main electrodes H is set so as for weak electric current of 100 ?A or less to flow through the patient's body and stimulate the brain. In addition to the application of electric stimulation by the main electrodes H, auxiliary electrodes S may be stuck to the back of the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignees: NIHON MEDIX Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kensuke Yamakawa, Norikazu Yoshioka, Hitoshi Aoki
  • Patent number: 11109426
    Abstract: A communication for executing a service with another communication apparatus that can execute a desired service is efficiently executed. A communication apparatus performs a communication for establishing a data link during a cyclic first period in a network, performs, in accordance with the data link established with another communication apparatus within the network, a communication based on the data link with the other communication apparatus by using the established data link during a second period other than the first period, and announces the second period within the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Hitoshi Aoki
  • Patent number: 11082503
    Abstract: A communication apparatus notifies that service information is to be communicated outside a cyclically repeated period in which a plurality of apparatuses including the communication apparatus transmits or receives a beacon to another communication apparatus included in the plurality of apparatuses and being a destination of the service information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hitoshi Aoki
  • Publication number: 20210093883
    Abstract: An object is to uniformly irradiate a non-flat affected area with light. Provided is an irradiation apparatus (1) configured to irradiate a projecting part of a body of an irradiation target organism with light, the irradiation apparatus including: a cover (2); a light source unit (3); and a sheet (4) that is provided so that the light source unit (3) does not make contact with an affected area of the projecting part or an area surrounding the affected area, the sheet (4) and/or the cover (2) being configured to make contact with the area surrounding the affected area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2019
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Inventors: Jun MORI, Katsuji IGUCHI, Hitoshi AOKI, Akimichi MORITA, Hideyuki MASUDA, Makoto KIMURA
  • Patent number: 10917832
    Abstract: A communication device performs processing of transmission and reception of wireless signals in a period of a predetermined length, which arrives at a predetermined time interval, processing of requesting a particular communication device, belonging to a group of a plurality of communication devices that are synchronized regarding the period, for proxy regarding at least one processing of transmission and reception of wireless signals in the period, and processing of deciding whether or not to perform a request for proxy, in accordance with a frequency of the period in which the communication means performing transmission and reception of wireless signals, out of a plurality of the periods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hitoshi Aoki
  • Patent number: 10898065
    Abstract: An in-vivo monitoring camera system includes an image capturing portion (camera unit 11) that is capable of being introduced into a body, a support tube (13) that has a connection portion (trocar connection portion 13x) with a tubular tool (trocar 31) which is capable of being introduced into the body on one end side and has a joining portion (protrusion type joining portion 13y) to the image capturing portion on another end side, a cable (camera-side cable 12) that is connected with the image capturing portion and passes through the support tube, and a control system that is electrically connected with the cable and includes at least a display device (18).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hitoshi Aoki, Toshihisa Gotoh, Kei Urakawa, Kishoh Takamatsu, Tomohiro Konishi, Kazunori Morita, Tadahiko Sato
  • Patent number: 10893795
    Abstract: A camera system for monitoring the inside of a body having excellent work efficiency is suggested. The camera system for monitoring the inside of a body includes: a cable (12) in which one end is connected to the imaging part; a first auxiliary tool (8) which is connected to the other end of the cable (12); and a second auxiliary tool (7) which includes a holding unit (7g) which holds a held unit (8g) provided in the first auxiliary tool (8), and a rod-like unit (7x) connected to the holding unit (7g), and which draws out the held unit (8g) toward the outside of the body from the inside of the body through the inside of a tube-like device (6) of which one end is guided toward the inside of the body, in a state of being held by the holding unit (7g).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hitoshi Aoki, Toshihisa Gotoh, Kei Urakawa
  • Publication number: 20210005520
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing an array device includes a placing step of providing a plurality of elements in an array on a first surface of a substrate, an element separating step of separating a plurality of element chips from one another so that each element chip includes one or more elements, an inspecting step of inspecting the plurality of elements, a removing step of removing any element chip of the plurality of element chips from the surface of the substrate on the basis of a result of the inspecting step, and a mounting step of, after the removing step, mounting an element of at least the elements other than an element of the element chip thus removed onto a mounting substrate by transfer from the substrate, the mounting substrate being different from the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2020
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Inventors: TOSHIYA ISHIO, HITOSHI AOKI
  • Patent number: 10848952
    Abstract: A communication apparatus receives a first acquisition request, which is a request for acquiring apparatus information relating to another communication apparatus that exists in a NAN (Neighbor Awareness Networking) cluster, from a first other communication apparatus, transmits, in a case where the first acquisition request is received, a second acquisition request that corresponds to the first acquisition request to the cluster, and awaits reception of signals from a plurality of other communication apparatuses in response to the transmitted second acquisition request, for a predetermined period. In addition, a signal is transmitted which includes pieces of apparatus information of the plurality of other communication apparatuses that are included in the signals received from the plurality of other communication apparatuses collectively to the first other communication apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Hitoshi Aoki
  • Publication number: 20200314625
    Abstract: A communication apparatus, in a Neighbor Awareness Networking (NAN) Discovery Window (DW), performs a first communication with another communication apparatus that belongs to an NAN cluster to which the communication apparatus belongs, and performs a second communication with another communication apparatus belonging to the NAN cluster in a period other than the DW. When the communication apparatus has determined a schedule for communicating with a first other communication apparatus, in a case of the second communication with a second other communication apparatus different to the first other communication apparatus, the communication apparatus determines a schedule for communicating with the second other communication apparatus so that a period for the second communication with the first other communication apparatus and a period for the second communication with the second other communication apparatus at least partially overlap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2016
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Inventor: Hitoshi Aoki
  • Publication number: 20200287103
    Abstract: An image display device includes: a plurality of LED elements that are mounted on a drive circuit substrate and emit light source light; a wavelength conversion layer that is stacked on a side of the LED elements opposite to the drive circuit substrate, converts the light source light emitted by the LED elements into long wavelength light, and emits the long wavelength light to a side opposite to the drive circuit substrate; and a first functional layer that is disposed on a light emitting surface side of the long wavelength light of the wavelength conversion layer, reflects the light source light, and transmits the long wavelength light.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2020
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Inventors: MASUMI MAEGAWA, HITOSHI AOKI, TOSHIYA ISHIO, KATSUJI IGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20200138280
    Abstract: An in-vivo camera device and an in-vivo monitoring camera system more excellent in usability are proposed. An in-vivo camera device includes a camera unit introduced into a body, a support member, and a camera-side cable. The support member has a trocar connection portion for connection with a trocar at a front end side, and is connected to the trocar in a state in which the trocar connection portion is fitted into the trocar by applying tensile force to the camera-side cable passing through the trocar. The support member is provided with a guide introduction portion that is formed to be relatively long at the front end side as a stabilization structure for stabilizing connection with the trocar.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2018
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Applicant: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: TADAHIKO SATO, HITOSHI AOKI, NARAKAZU SHIMOMURA, KEI URAKAWA, YAN QIAN
  • Patent number: 10608365
    Abstract: A connector unit includes a connector cap and a camera-side cable connector. The connector cap includes a connection portion that movably connects the connector cap to the camera-side cable connector. The camera-side cable connector includes a first groove in which a protruding section of the connection portion is movably disposed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tadahiko Sato, Yan Qian, Hitoshi Aoki
  • Patent number: 10542879
    Abstract: It becomes possible to easily retrieve an imaging portion from the inside of a body. When receiving an external force from forceps (33), the gripping portion (22) causes a camera unit (11) to be displaced following displacement of the forceps (33) while maintaining a posture of the camera unit (11) with respect to the forceps (33), and, when receiving an external force other than the external force from the forceps (33), the gripping portion (22) causes the camera unit (11) to rotate with a contact point (61) as a center, or causes the camera unit (11) to rotate so that the contact point (61) is rotationally moved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hitoshi Aoki, Kei Urakawa
  • Publication number: 20190374790
    Abstract: An uneven affected area is uniformly irradiated with light. A photoirradiation device includes a flexible substrate, a plurality of LED chips arranged in a matrix over the flexible substrate, walls having flexibility and surrounding the plurality of LED chips, and a protective resin, formed within the walls so as to cover the plurality of LED chips, that has translucency to transmit emitted light emitted by the plurality of LED chips and has flexibility. The emitted light is radiated from a region surrounded by the walls.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2018
    Publication date: December 12, 2019
    Inventors: JUN MORI, HITOSHI AOKI