Patents by Inventor Makoto Fujimoto

Makoto Fujimoto 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).

  • Publication number: 20190335079
    Abstract: The present technology relates to a signal processing apparatus, an imaging apparatus, and a signal processing method capable of reliably imaging a blinking imaging target in a scene having a very large difference in brightness. By detecting a difference between a plurality of images captured with different exposure times, calculating a combination coefficient indicating a combination ratio between the plurality of images on the basis of the difference, and combining the plurality of images on the basis of the combination coefficient, it is possible to reliably image a blinking imaging target in a scene having a very large difference in brightness. The present technology can be applied to, for example, a camera unit that captures an image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Applicant: Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation
    Inventors: Makoto Koizumi, Masakatsu Fujimoto, Ikko Okamoto, Daiki Yamazaki, Yasushi Shibata
  • Publication number: 20190311688
    Abstract: During a drive period, luminance momentarily decreases when the value ?(A?B) is positive and momentarily increases when the value ?(A?B) is negative. When the luminance increases during a pause period in accordance with the balance in time constant between an alignment film and a liquid crystal material that are included in a pixel forming portion, primary and secondary parasitic capacitances are adjusted so as to set the value ?(A?B) to be negative.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2019
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Inventors: Makoto KITAGAWA, Hideki FUJIMOTO, Yusuke NISHIHARA
  • Publication number: 20190295649
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a semiconductor memory device includes: a word line; a first memory cell; a first circuit; and a second circuit. The first memory cell is connected to the word line. The first circuit generates a first voltage having a waveform including a first time period during which a voltage value increases with time and a second time period during which the voltage value decreases with time, and applies the generated first voltage to the word line. The second circuit measures first time from a first timing when a state of the first memory cell changes according to the first voltage to a second timing when the state of the first memory cell changes according to the first voltage after the first timing. The second circuit determines first data stored in the first memory cell on the basis of the measured first time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2018
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Applicant: Toshiba Memory Corporation
    Inventors: Ryuichi FUJIMOTO, Kan SHIMIZU, Shigehito SAIGUSA, Motoki NAGATA, Yumi TAKADA, Hitoshi SHIGA, Makoto MORIMOTO
  • Patent number: 10424794
    Abstract: To provide a material suitable for a nonaqueous electrolyte battery having high-temperature durability. An ionic complex of the present invention is represented by any of the following formulae (1) to (3). For example, in the formula (1), A is a metal ion, a proton, or an onium ion; M is any of groups 13 to 15 elements. R1 represents a C1 to C10 hydrocarbon group which may have a ring, a heteroatom, or a halogen atom, or —N(R2)—. R2 at this time represents hydrogen atom, alkali metal atom, a C1 to C10 hydrocarbon group which may have a ring, a heteroatom, or a halogen atom. R2 can also have a branched chain or a ring structure when the number of carbon atoms is 3 or more. Y is carbon atom or sulfur atom. a, o, n, p, q, and r are each predetermined integers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Central Glass Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Mikihiro Takahashi, Takayoshi Morinaka, Masutaka Shinmen, Kenta Yamamoto, Wataru Kawabata, Makoto Kubo, Masataka Fujimoto, Hiroki Matsuzaki, Shoichi Tsujioka
  • Patent number: 10412309
    Abstract: The present technology relates to an image capture device, a method of image capture, a signal processing device, a method of signal processing, and a program capable of capturing reliably a blinking image capture target. A predetermined image capture timing of an image capture unit is controlled so that image capture is performed N times during an exposure time in which at least a part of a turn-on period in which an image capture target is on overlaps with an exposure time of image capture of at least one time at a timing of dividing a blinking cycle in which the image capture target to be captured by the image capture unit configured to perform image capture at the image capture timing blinks into N equal parts where N represents more than one. The present technology is applicable to, in one example, a camera unit or the like used to capture an image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Makoto Koizumi, Hiroyuki Tanaka, Jun Ono, Daisuke Kawamata, Masakatsu Fujimoto
  • Publication number: 20190225584
    Abstract: The present invention provides low hygroscopic forms of aripiprazole and processes for the preparation thereof which will not convert to a hydrate or lose their original solubility even when a medicinal preparation containing the anhydrous aripiprazole crystals is stored for an extended period.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2018
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Inventors: Takuji BANDO, Satoshi AOKI, Junichi KAWASAKI, Makoto ISHIGAMI, Youichi TANIGUCHI, Tsuyoshi YABUUCHI, Kiyoshi FUJIMOTO, Yoshihiro NISHIOKA, Noriyuki KOBAYASHI, Tsutomu FUJIMURA, Masanori TAKAHASHI, Kaoru ABE, Tomonori NAKAGAWA, Koichi SHINHAMA, Naoto UTSUMI, Michiaki TOMINAGA, Yoshihiro OOI, Shohei YAMADA, Kenji TOMIKAWA
  • Publication number: 20190219867
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display device comprising: a first substrate including a plurality of source lines and a plurality of gate lines; a second substrate that is disposed opposite the first substrate and includes a color filter; a liquid crystal layer disposed between the first substrate and the second substrate; and a first seal member that is disposed between the first substrate and the second substrate and surrounds at least a part of a periphery of the liquid crystal layer in plan view. At least a part of the first seal member overlaps the color filter in plan view.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2018
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: Hiroaki IWATO, Makoto FUJIMOTO
  • Publication number: 20190219850
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a liquid crystal display device of the instant application includes a first substrate preparing step of preparing a first substrate including a plurality of source lines and a plurality of gate lines; a second substrate preparing step of preparing a second substrate including a color filter; and a substrate bonding step of bonding the first substrate and the second substrate together using a first seal member. In the substrate bonding step, the first seal member is disposed in a manner that at least a part of the first seal member overlaps the color filter in plan view.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2018
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: Hiroaki IWATO, Makoto FUJIMOTO
  • Publication number: 20180196240
    Abstract: A zoom lens comprises, in order from an object side: a first lens group G1 having negative refractive power; a second lens group G2 having positive refractive power; a third lens group G3 having negative refractive power and a fourth lens group G4 having positive refractive power. Upon varying magnification, a distance between the first lens group G1 and the second lens group G2, a distance between the second lens group G2 and the third lens group G3 and a distance between the third lens group G3 and the fourth lens group G4 are varied. The second lens group G2 includes, in order from the object side, a front lens group G2F, an aperture stop S, and a rear lens group G2R. Each of the front lens group G2F and the rear lens group G2R includes at least one negative lens. At least a part of the lenses in the second lens group G2 is moved as a movable group to have a component in a direction perpendicular to the optical axis. Thus, the zoom lens can have high optical performances.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2018
    Publication date: July 12, 2018
    Inventors: Makoto FUJIMOTO, Takeshi UMEDA
  • Patent number: 9939621
    Abstract: A zoom lens comprises a first lens group having negative refractive power; a second lens group having positive refractive power; a third lens group having negative refractive power and a fourth lens group having positive refractive power. Upon varying magnification, distances between the first lens group and the second lens group, between the second lens group and the third lens group and between the third lens group and the fourth lens group vary. The second lens group includes a front lens group, an aperture stop, and a rear lens group. Each of the front lens group and the rear lens group includes at least one negative lens. At least a part of the lenses in the second lens group is moved as a group to have a component in a direction perpendicular to an optical axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Nikon Corporation
    Inventors: Makoto Fujimoto, Takeshi Umeda
  • Publication number: 20170227809
    Abstract: A display device includes a display panel, a backlight unit, a double-sided adhesive tape that fixedly bonds the display panel and the backlight unit to each other, and a tab connected to the double-sided adhesive tape. At least a part of the tab protrudes outward from an end portion of the display panel in planar view.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2017
    Publication date: August 10, 2017
    Inventors: Takeki SATO, Makoto FUJIMOTO, Ryouhei SHIMANO
  • Publication number: 20160170189
    Abstract: A zoom lens comprises, in order from an object side: a first lens group G1 having negative refractive power; a second lens group G2 having positive refractive power; a third lens group G3 having negative refractive power and a fourth lens group G4 having positive refractive power. Upon varying magnification, a distance between the first lens group G1 and the second lens group G2, a distance between the second lens group G2 and the third lens group G3 and a distance between the third lens group G3 and the fourth lens group G4 are varied. The second lens group G2 includes, in order from the object side, a front lens group G2F, an aperture stop S, and a rear lens group G2R. Each of the front lens group G2F and the rear lens group G2R includes at least one negative lens. At least a part of the lenses in the second lens group G2 is moved as a movable group to have a component in a direction perpendicular to the optical axis. Thus, the zoom lens can have high optical performances.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2014
    Publication date: June 16, 2016
    Inventors: Makoto FUJIMOTO, Takeshi UMEDA
  • Patent number: 8988792
    Abstract: A telephoto lens TL having, in order from an object, a plurality of lenses L1, L2, . . . and a diffractive optical element DOE which has a diffraction grating having a rotationally symmetric shape with respect to the optical axis, wherein the diffractive optical element DOE is disposed on any one of lens surfaces of the plurality of lenses L1, L2, . . . , and conditional expression 0.50<fa/Rd<0.90 or 1.10<fa/Rd<2.00 is satisfied, where fa denotes a combined focal length of each lens from the lens L1, which is closest to the object, of the plurality of lenses L1, L2, . . . to the lens L2, on which the diffractive optical element DOE is disposed, and Rd is a radius of curvature of the lens surface on which the diffractive optical element DOE is disposed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Nikon Corporation
    Inventor: Makoto Fujimoto
  • Patent number: 8908273
    Abstract: An imaging lens, an optical apparatus equipped therewith, and a method for manufacturing the imaging lens are provided. The imaging lens includes a front lens group having negative refractive power disposed to the most object side and a rear lens group having negative refractive power, disposed to an image side of the front lens group and moving at least a portion thereof in a direction including a component substantially perpendicular to an optical axis. The rear lens group includes G3a having negative refractive power, G3b having negative refractive power, and G3c having positive refractive power. G3b is disposed between G3a and G3c. G3b side lens surface of G3a is a concave surface facing G3b. G3b is a negative meniscus lens shape having a concave surface facing G3a. At least one lens surface among optical surfaces of G3a, G3b and G3c is an aspherical surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Nikon Corporation
    Inventor: Makoto Fujimoto
  • Patent number: 8681293
    Abstract: Provided is a liquid crystal display device in which uneven brightness in a side-light type backlight unit is reduced, the uneven brightness being generated through reflection of light from a light source at an interface of an engaging cutout portion for preventing a light guide plate from shifting. A light guide plate (60) includes a cutout portion (82) through which a light guide plate support pin (80) provided upright to a lower frame fitting is inserted, at a lower side adjacent to a left side at which a light bar (64) is arranged. Further, at the lower side, a cutout portion (84) having a shallower recess than that of the cutout portion (82) and positioned in front of the cutout portion (82) when viewed from the light bar (64) is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Panasonic Liquid Crystal Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Obata, Makoto Fujimoto, Shunsuke Morishita, Naruhiro Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 8605370
    Abstract: An imaging lens, an optical apparatus equipped therewith, and a method for manufacturing the imaging lens are disclosed. An imaging lens consists of, in order from an object, a front group having negative power, and a rear group including a sub-lens group having negative power. At least a portion of the sub-lens group is movable in a direction including a component substantially perpendicular to an optical axis. The sub-lens group includes, in order from the object, a first negative component having negative power, a second negative component having negative power and a positive component having positive power. The shape of an air lens formed by the first negative component and the second negative component is a double convex shape. An antireflection coating is applied on at least one optical surface of the front group, and the antireflection coating including at least one layer formed by use of a wet process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: Nikon Corporation
    Inventors: Issei Tanaka, Makoto Fujimoto
  • Patent number: 8570345
    Abstract: [Object] It is an object of the present invention to provide an image display device capable of properly setting a display direction of an image in accordance with a user's will. [Constitution] When a user holds a cell phone such that a first switching key 8 comes closer to the user's body, this makes the user push the first switching key 8. If the user pushes the first switching key 8, a CPU 100 displays a display image such that a display direction becomes a first direction where the first switching key 8 comes downside. If the user holds the cell phone such that a second switching key 9 comes closer to the user's body, this makes the user push the second switching key 9. If the user pushes the second switching key 9, the CPU 100 displays the display image such that the display direction becomes a second direction where the second switching key 9 comes downside.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: Kyocera Corporation
    Inventors: Makoto Fujimoto, Genji Kohara
  • Patent number: 8560011
    Abstract: [Object] To provide a terminal device with an image display function that enables to effectively enhance viewability of image contents and operability of the terminal device. [Constitution] In response to input of image contents to a CPU 100 through a TV module 200, a determining section 110 acquires genre information of the image contents. The determining section 110 determines the genre based on the acquired genre information, and transmits the determination result to a display control section 120. The display control section 120 reads out, from a memory 700, a screen mode and a disposition pattern corresponding to the genre determined by the determining section 110 in accordance with the contents of a screen setting table; and sets a display area R1 and an operation area R2 in accordance with the readout screen mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: Kyocera Corporation
    Inventor: Makoto Fujimoto
  • Publication number: 20130083270
    Abstract: Provided is a liquid crystal display device in which uneven brightness in a side-light type backlight unit is reduced, the uneven brightness being generated through reflection of light from a light source at an interface of an engaging cutout portion for preventing a light guide plate from shifting. A light guide plate (60) includes a cutout portion (82) through which a light guide plate support pin (80) provided upright to a lower frame fitting is inserted, at a lower side adjacent to a left side at which a light bar (64) is arranged. Further, at the lower side, a cutout portion (84) having a shallower recess than that of the cutout portion (82) and positioned in front of the cutout portion (82) when viewed from the light bar (64) is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2012
    Publication date: April 4, 2013
    Applicant: PANASONIC LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi OBATA, Makoto FUJIMOTO, Shunsuke MORISHITA, Naruhiro MATSUMOTO
  • Patent number: 8339540
    Abstract: A reflection sheet is made of material having a coefficient of thermal expansion different from that of an LED substrate. A fixing member and a retaining member extend through the reflection sheet and the LED substrate so as to fix the reflection sheet and the LED substrate. The reflection sheet includes a fixing hole into which the fixing member is inserted, a retaining hole into which the retaining member is inserted, and LED holes within which light emitting diodes are disposed, respectively. Retaining of the reflection sheet by the retaining member has, compared to fixing of the reflection sheet by the fixing member, a higher degree of freedom of movement in a direction along a surface of the reflection sheet. The LED holes located in positions far from the fixing hole are larger than the LED holes located in positions close to the fixing hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Panasonic Liquid Crystal Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Makoto Fujimoto, Hiroshi Obata