Patents by Inventor Makoto Kohinata

Makoto Kohinata 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: 8384822
    Abstract: A digital camera includes: a mirror box that defines a space in which a light flux from a photographic lens is guided to an imaging unit; a mirror unit that is arranged inside the mirror box and is configured to rotate between a viewing position in which the mirror unit is inserted in a photographic light path from the photographic lens to the imaging unit to reflect the light flux and a photographing position in which the mirror unit is retracted from the photographic light path; and an opening section that discharges from the mirror box air that is moved when the mirror unit is rotated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignee: Nikon Corporation
    Inventors: Hitoshi Nishimoto, Yoshiaki Tanabe, Tomoyuki Takada, Makoto Kohinata
  • Publication number: 20110234888
    Abstract: A digital camera includes: a mirror box that defines a space in which a light flux from a photographic lens is guided to an imaging unit; a mirror unit that is arranged inside the mirror box and is configured to rotate between a viewing position in which the mirror unit is inserted in a photographic light path from the photographic lens to the imaging unit to reflect the light flux and a photographing position in which the mirror unit is retracted from the photographic light path; and an opening section that discharges from the mirror box air that is moved when the mirror unit is rotated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2011
    Publication date: September 29, 2011
    Applicant: Nikon Corporation
    Inventors: Hitoshi Nishimoto, Yoshiaki Tanabe, Tomoyuki Takada, Makoto Kohinata
  • Publication number: 20080225157
    Abstract: A digital camera includes: a mirror box that defines a space in which a light flux from a photographic lens is guided to an imaging unit; a mirror unit that is arranged inside the mirror box and is configured to rotate between a viewing position in which the mirror unit is inserted in a photographic light path from the photographic lens to the imaging unit to reflect the light flux and a photographing position in which the mirror unit is retracted from the photographic light path; and an opening section that discharges from the mirror box air that is moved when the mirror unit is rotated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2008
    Publication date: September 18, 2008
    Applicant: NIKON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hitoshi Nishimoto, Yoshiaki Tanabe, Tomoyuki Takada, Makoto Kohinata