Patents by Inventor Kosuke MACHIDA

Kosuke MACHIDA 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: 11448860
    Abstract: A variable magnification optical system includes a positive first lens group disposed at a most object side, a negative intermediate group disposed at an image side of the first lens group, a positive focusing group disposed at an image side of the intermediate group, and a positive image side group disposed at an image side of the focusing group. Upon varying magnification, a distance between the first lens group and the intermediate group, a distance between the intermediate group and the focusing group and a distance between the focusing group and the image side group are varied; and the image side group includes, in order from an object side, a positive A group, a negative B group satisfying a predetermined conditional expression with respect to the A group, and a C group, whereby excellent optical performance, high speed focusing, and other advantages are achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: NIKON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kosuke Machida
  • Patent number: 11415786
    Abstract: A variable magnification optical system includes: a first lens group having a positive refractive power and arranged closest to an object; a negative lens group having a negative refractive power and arranged closer to an image than the first lens group; a positive lens group which has a positive refractive power, which includes at least one lens that moves integrally with an aperture stop, and which is arranged closer to the image than the negative lens group; and a focusing group arranged between the negative lens group and the positive lens group, wherein when varying magnification, the first lens group moves with respect to an image plane, the distance between the first lens group and the negative lens group is changed, and the distance between the negative lens group and the positive lens group is changed, wherein when focusing, the distance between the focusing group and a lens arranged at a position to face an object-side of the focusing group is changed, and the distance between the focusing group and
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: NIKON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kosuke Machida
  • Publication number: 20220252852
    Abstract: A variable magnification optical system comprising, in order from an object side, a first lens group having negative refractive power, a first intermediate lens group having positive refractive power, a second intermediate lens group having negative refractive power and a rear lens group; upon varying a magnification from a wide angle end state to a telephoto end state, a distance between the first lens group and the first intermediate lens group being varied, a distance between the first intermediate lens group and the second intermediate lens group being varied, and a distance between the second intermediate lens group and the rear lens group being varied; the rear lens group comprising at least one focusing lens group which is moved upon carrying out focusing from an infinitely distant object to a closely distant object; and predetermined conditional expressions being satisfied, thereby the focusing lens group(s) being reduced in weight.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2022
    Publication date: August 11, 2022
    Inventor: Kosuke MACHIDA
  • Publication number: 20220244514
    Abstract: A variable magnification optical system comprising a plurality of lens groups and, upon varying a magnification, distances between respective lens groups in the plurality of lens groups being varied. The plurality of lens groups comprises an object side focusing lens group which is moved upon carrying out focusing and at least one image side focusing lens group disposed in a more image side than the object side focusing lens group and moved with a trajectory differing from that of the object side focusing lens group, upon carrying out focusing. The predetermined conditional expressions are satisfied. Thus, variations in aberrations upon varying magnification from the wide angle end state to the telephoto end state as well as variations in aberrations upon carrying out focusing from an infinite distance object to a close distance object can be suppressed superbly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2022
    Publication date: August 4, 2022
    Inventor: Kosuke MACHIDA
  • Publication number: 20220236545
    Abstract: A zoom optical system comprises, in order from an object: a front lens group (GFS) having a positive refractive power; an M1 lens group (GM1) having a negative refractive power; an M2 lens group (GM2) having a positive refractive power; and an RN lens group (GRN) having a negative refractive power, wherein upon zooming, distances between the front lens group and the M1 lens group, between the M1 lens group and the M2 lens group, and between the M2 lens group and the RN lens group change, upon focusing from an infinite distant object to a short distant object, the RN lens group moves, and the M2 lens group comprises an A lens group that satisfies a following conditional expression, 1.10<fvr/fTM2<2.00, where, fvr: a focal length of the A lens group, and fTM2: a focal length of the M2 lens group in a telephoto end state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2022
    Publication date: July 28, 2022
    Inventor: Kosuke MACHIDA
  • Publication number: 20220171175
    Abstract: A zoom optical system (ZL) comprises, in order from an object: a first lens group (G1) having a positive refractive power; a second lens group (G2) having a negative refractive power; a third lens group (G3) having a positive refractive power; and a subsequent lens group (GR), wherein upon zooming, a distance between the first lens group (G1) and the second lens group (G2) changes, a distance between the second lens group (G2) and the third lens group (G3) changes, and a distance between the third lens group (G3) and the subsequent lens group (GR) changes, the subsequent lens group (GR) comprises a focusing lens group that moves upon focusing, and the second lens group (G2) comprises a partial group that satisfies following conditional expressions, 1.40<fvr/f2<2.30, 1.80<f1/fw<3.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2022
    Publication date: June 2, 2022
    Inventor: Kosuke MACHIDA
  • Patent number: 11347035
    Abstract: A variable magnification optical system comprising, in order from an object side, a first lens group having negative refractive power, a first intermediate lens group having positive refractive power, a second intermediate lens group having negative refractive power and a rear lens group; upon varying a magnification from a wide angle end state to a telephoto end state, a distance between the first lens group and the first intermediate lens group being varied, a distance between the first intermediate lens group and the second intermediate lens group being varied, and a distance between the second intermediate lens group and the rear lens group being varied; the rear lens group comprising at least one focusing lens group which is moved upon carrying out focusing from an infinitely distant object to a closely distant object; and predetermined conditional expressions being satisfied, thereby the focusing lens group(s) being reduced in weight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: NIKON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kosuke Machida
  • Patent number: 11333868
    Abstract: A zoom optical system comprises, in order from an object: a front lens group (GFS) having a positive refractive power; an M1 lens group (GM1) having a negative refractive power; an M2 lens group (GM2) having a positive refractive power; and an RN lens group (GRN) having a negative refractive power, wherein upon zooming, distances between the front lens group and the M1 lens group, between the M1 lens group and the M2 lens group, and between the M2 lens group and the RN lens group change, upon focusing from an infinite distant object to a short distant object, the RN lens group moves, and the M2 lens group comprises an A lens group that satisfies a following conditional expression, 1.10<fvr/fTM2<2.00, where, fvr: a focal length of the A lens group, and fTM2: a focal length of the M2 lens group in a telephoto end state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: NIKON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kosuke Machida
  • Publication number: 20220146800
    Abstract: A zoom optical system comprises, in order from an object: a front lens group (GFS) having a positive refractive power; an M1 lens group (GM1) having a negative refractive power; an M2 lens group (GM2) having a positive refractive power; and an RN lens group (GRN) having a negative refractive power, wherein upon zooming, distances between the front lens group and the M1 lens group, between the M1 lens group and the M2 lens group, and between the M2 lens group and the RN lens group change, upon focusing from an infinite distant object to a short distant object, the RN lens group moves, the RN lens group comprises at least one lens having a positive refractive power, and at least one lens having a negative refractive power, and following conditional expressions are satisfied, 2.70<fFP/(?fFN)<4.50, 0.25<(?fF)/f1<0.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2022
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Inventor: Kosuke MACHIDA
  • Patent number: 11314066
    Abstract: A variable magnification optical system comprising a plurality of lens groups and, upon varying a magnification, distances between respective lens groups in the plurality of lens groups being varied. The plurality of lens groups comprises an object side focusing lens group which is moved upon carrying out focusing and at least one image side focusing lens group disposed in a more image side than the object side focusing lens group and moved with a trajectory differing from that of the object side focusing lens group, upon carrying out focusing. The predetermined conditional expressions are satisfied. Thus, variations in aberrations upon varying magnification from the wide angle end state to the telephoto end state as well as variations in aberrations upon carrying out focusing from an infinite distance object to a close distance object can be suppressed superbly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: NIKON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kosuke Machida
  • Patent number: 11294157
    Abstract: A zoom optical system (ZL) comprises, in order from an object: a first lens group (G1) having a positive refractive power; a second lens group (G2) having a negative refractive power; a third lens group (G3) having a positive refractive power; and a subsequent lens group (GR), wherein upon zooming, a distance between the first lens group (G1) and the second lens group (G2) changes, a distance between the second lens group (G2) and the third lens group (G3) changes, and a distance between the third lens group (G3) and the subsequent lens group (GR) changes, the subsequent lens group (GR) comprises a focusing lens group that moves upon focusing, and the second lens group (G2) comprises a partial group that satisfies following conditional expressions, 1.40<fvr/f2<2.30, 1.80<f1/fw<3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: NIKON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kosuke Machida
  • Patent number: 11269164
    Abstract: A zoom optical system comprises, in order from an object: a front lens group (GFS) having a positive refractive power; an M1 lens group (GM1) having a negative refractive power; an M2 lens group (GM2) having a positive refractive power; and an RN lens group (GRN) having a negative refractive power, wherein upon zooming, distances between the front lens group and the M1 lens group, between the M1 lens group and the M2 lens group, and between the M2 lens group and the RN lens group change, upon focusing from an infinite distant object to a short distant object, the RN lens group moves, the RN lens group comprises at least one lens having a positive refractive power, and at least one lens having a negative refractive power, and following conditional expressions are satisfied, 2.70<fFP/(?fFN)<4.50, 0.25<(?fF)/f1<0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: NIKON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kosuke Machida
  • Patent number: 11269163
    Abstract: A zoom optical system ZL comprises, in order from an object: a first lens group (G1) having a positive refractive power; a second lens group (G2) having a negative refractive power; a third lens group (G3) having a positive refractive power; and a subsequent lens group (GR), wherein upon zooming, distances between the lens groups change, the subsequent lens group (GR) comprises a focusing lens group that moves upon focusing, and conditional expressions 0.18<(?fF)/f1<0.30, and 0.84<(?f2)/f3<1.20, are satisfied, where fF: a focal length of the focusing lens group, f1: a focal length of the first lens group (G1), f2: a focal length of the second lens group (G2), and f3: a focal length of the third lens group (G3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: NIKON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kosuke Machida
  • Publication number: 20220050278
    Abstract: A variable magnification optical system comprises, in order from an object side, a first lens group G1 having positive refractive power, a second lens group G2 having negative refractive power, a third lens group G3 having positive refractive power and a fourth lens group G4 having negative refractive power; upon varying a magnification, a distance between the first lens group G1 and the second lens group G2 being varied, a distance between the second lens group G2 and the third lens group G3 being varied, and a distance between the third lens group G3 and the fourth lens group G4 being varied; upon focusing, the fourth lens group G4 being moved; and a predetermined conditional expression being satisfied.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2021
    Publication date: February 17, 2022
    Inventor: Kosuke MACHIDA
  • Publication number: 20220026692
    Abstract: A zoom optical system (ZL) comprises a plurality of lens groups (G1-G7), and upon zooming distances between adjacent lens groups change. The zoom optical system comprises a focusing lens group (G5,G6) that moves upon focusing and an image-side lens group ((G7) disposed adjacent to an image side of the focusing lens group. The zoom optical system satisfies a following conditional expression. 0.000<dL0t/dL1t<1.000 where dL0t: a distance on an optical axis between the focusing lens group and the image-side lens group upon focusing on an infinity object in a telephoto end state, and dL1t: a distance on the optical axis between the focusing lens group and the image-side lens group upon focusing on a short-distance object in the telephoto end state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2018
    Publication date: January 27, 2022
    Inventors: Kosuke MACHIDA, Osamu GOMIBUCHI, Kenichi KITANO, Mizuki WAYU, Tsuneo WATANABE, Makoto HORIKOSHI, Ichiro IMAEI
  • Publication number: 20220019064
    Abstract: A zoom optical system (ZL) comprises, in order from an object, a first lens group (G1) having a positive refractive power, a second lens group (G2) having a negative refractive power, a first intermediate lens group (GM1) having a positive refractive power, a second intermediate lens group (Gd2) having a positive or negative refractive power, and a last lens group (GLT) having a positive or negative refractive power. Upon zooming, distances between adjacent lens groups change. The second intermediate lens group (GM2) includes a focusing lens group that moves upon focusing. The first lens group (G1) includes, a 1-1st lens having a negative refractive power and a 1-2nd lens having a positive refractive power. The zoom optical system satisfies a following conditional expression. 0.010<dP1/f1<0.075 where dP1: a sum of a center thickness of the 1-1st lens and a center thickness of the 1-2nd lens, and f1: a focal length of the first lens group (G1).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2018
    Publication date: January 20, 2022
    Inventor: Kosuke MACHIDA
  • Publication number: 20220019063
    Abstract: A zoom optical system (ZL) comprises, in order from an object, a first lens group (G1) having a positive refractive power, a second lens group (G2) having a negative refractive power, a third lens group (G3) having a positive refractive power, a fourth lens group (G4) having a positive refractive power and a succeeding lens group (GR). In the zoom optical system, upon zooming, distances between adjacent lens groups change, and the succeeding lens group (GR) includes a plurality of focusing lens groups that have positive refractive powers and move upon focusing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2018
    Publication date: January 20, 2022
    Inventor: Kosuke MACHIDA
  • Publication number: 20210382285
    Abstract: A variable magnification optical system comprising, in order from an object side, a first lens group having negative refractive power, a first intermediate lens group having positive refractive power, a second intermediate lens group having negative refractive power and a rear lens group; upon varying a magnification from a wide angle end state to a telephoto end state, a distance between the first lens group and the first intermediate lens group being varied, a distance between the first intermediate lens group and the second intermediate lens group being varied, and a distance between the second intermediate lens group and the rear lens group being varied; the rear lens group comprising at least one focusing lens group which is moved upon carrying out focusing from an infinitely distant object to a closely distant object; and predetermined conditional expressions being satisfied, thereby the focusing lens group(s) being reduced in weight.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2021
    Publication date: December 9, 2021
    Inventor: Kosuke MACHIDA
  • Patent number: 11194139
    Abstract: A variable magnification optical system comprises, in order from an object side, a first lens group G1 having positive refractive power, a second lens group G2 having negative refractive power, a third lens group G3 having positive refractive power and a fourth lens group G4 having negative refractive power; upon varying a magnification, a distance between the first lens group G1 and the second lens group G2 being varied, a distance between the second lens group G2 and the third lens group G3 being varied, and a distance between the third lens group G3 and the fourth lens group G4 being varied; upon focusing, the fourth lens group G4 being moved; and a predetermined conditional expression being satisfied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: NIKON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kosuke Machida
  • Patent number: 11175485
    Abstract: A zoom optical system comprises, in order from an object: a front lens group (GFS) having a positive refractive power; an M1 lens group (GM1) having a negative refractive power; an M2 lens group (GM2) having a positive refractive power; an RN lens group (GRN) having a negative refractive power; and a subsequent lens group (GRS). Upon zooming, the distance between the front lens group (GFS) and the M1 lens group (GM1) changes, the distance between the M1 lens group (GM1) and the M2 lens group (GM2) changes, and the distance between the M2 lens group (GM2) and the RN lens group (GRN) changes. Upon focusing from an infinite distant object to a short distant object, the RN lens group (GRN) moves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: NIKON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kosuke Machida