Patents by Inventor Makoto Mogamiya

Makoto Mogamiya 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: 8059949
    Abstract: A gyro-sensor mounting structure in a camera having an image-stabilizing function, the camera including a first gyro sensor and a second gyro sensor for detecting rotations about two axes, respectively, which are mutually orthogonal to each other and orthogonal to an optical axis of a photographic lens, the gyro-sensor mounting structure including a sensor mounting member supporting the first and second gyro sensors; a stationary member to which the sensor mounting member is fixed, positioned inside the camera; four receiving portions the sensor mounting member or the stationary member to lie in a plane orthogonal to the optical axis and be positioned at four vertexes of an imaginary square, respectively; and two, three or four engaging members supported by the other of the sensor mounting member and the stationary member and engaged with corresponding receiving portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2011
    Assignee: Hoya Corporation
    Inventor: Makoto Mogamiya
  • Patent number: 7847824
    Abstract: A shake correction apparatus of a camera, includes a stationary support board; an electrical board movable relative to the stationary support board; an image pickup device supported by the electrical board and including leads made of a magnetic material which are arranged on a periphery of the image pickup device to electrically connect the image pickup device to the electrical board; at least one drive coil which moves with the electrical board; at least one magnet provided on a surface of the stationary support board which faces the electrical board, and positioned around the image pickup device and the leads as viewed from the front thereof, the magnet exerting a magnetic force on the drive coil; and at least one magnetic cover, made of a magnetic substance, for covering a portion of the magnet which faces the leads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2010
    Assignee: Hoya Corporation
    Inventor: Makoto Mogamiya
  • Patent number: 7643086
    Abstract: An electronic still camera includes an image pickup element provided in an optically isolated space which is opened and closed by a shutter, and an image pickup optical system which makes object light incident upon the image pickup element. An image pickup light path defined between the shutter and the image pickup element is sealed by a sealing member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2010
    Assignee: Hoya Corporation
    Inventors: Makoto Mogamiya, Teruo Sakai
  • Patent number: 7508441
    Abstract: An electronic still camera includes a photographing optical system, an image pick-up device, and a transmission optical component. Light rays of an object which are passed through the photographing optical system are incident on the image pick-up device through the transmission optical component. The transmission optical component is shaped so as to shift an image point of an object image formed through the photographing optical system rearwards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2009
    Assignee: Hoya Corporation
    Inventors: Makoto Mogamiya, Teruo Sakai
  • Patent number: 7475484
    Abstract: A lock mechanism for a stage apparatus, the stage apparatus having a stationary support board and a movable stage, includes a lock member positioned immediately in front or behind the movable stage; lock holes formed in opposed portions of one of the lock member and the movable stage; lock pins formed on the opposed portions of the other of the lock member and the movable stage, wherein ends of the lock pins which are smaller in diameter are engageable and disengageable from the lock holes; and a driving device which moves the lock member toward the movable stage to engage the lock pins with the lock holes upon the movable stage entering a non-operational state, and moves the lock member away from the movable stage to disengage the lock pins from the lock holes upon the movable stage entering an operational state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2009
    Assignee: Hoya Corporation
    Inventor: Makoto Mogamiya
  • Publication number: 20080225126
    Abstract: A shake correction apparatus of a camera, includes a stationary support board; an electrical board movable relative to the stationary support board; an image pickup device supported by the electrical board and including leads made of a magnetic material which are arranged on a periphery of the image pickup device to electrically connect the image pickup device to the electrical board; at least one drive coil which moves with the electrical board; at least one magnet provided on a surface of the stationary support board which faces the electrical board, and positioned around the image pickup device and the leads as viewed from the front thereof, the magnet exerting a magnetic force on the drive coil; and at least one magnetic cover, made of a magnetic substance, for covering a portion of the magnet which faces the leads.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2008
    Publication date: September 18, 2008
    Applicant: PENTAX CORPORATION
    Inventor: Makoto MOGAMIYA
  • Publication number: 20080181592
    Abstract: A gyro-sensor mounting structure in a camera having an image-stabilizing function, the camera including a first gyro sensor and a second gyro sensor for detecting rotations about two axes, respectively, which are mutually orthogonal to each other and orthogonal to an optical axis of a photographic lens, the gyro-sensor mounting structure including a sensor mounting member supporting the first and second gyro sensors; a stationary member to which the sensor mounting member is fixed, positioned inside the camera; four receiving portions the sensor mounting member or the stationary member to lie in a plane orthogonal to the optical axis and be positioned at four vertexes of an imaginary square, respectively; and two, three or four engaging members supported by the other of the sensor mounting member and the stationary member and engaged with corresponding receiving portions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2007
    Publication date: July 31, 2008
    Applicant: PENTAX CORPORATION
    Inventor: Makoto MOGAMIYA
  • Publication number: 20080151063
    Abstract: A stage apparatus includes a stationary support board; a stage member supported by the stationary support board so as to face the stationary support board and to be movable relative to the stationary support board; a retainer, provided on one of opposed surfaces of the stage member and the stationary support board, for retaining at least three balls in a manner to allow the balls to roll on the other of the opposed surfaces; and a magnetic force generator provided on a surface of the stationary support board which faces the stage member. At least a part of the stage member, which faces the magnetic force generator, is made of a magnetic material to be magnetically attracted toward the stationary support board by a magnetic force generated by the magnetic force generator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2007
    Publication date: June 26, 2008
    Applicant: PENTAX CORPORATION
    Inventor: Makoto MOGAMIYA
  • Publication number: 20070141920
    Abstract: A lock mechanism for a stage apparatus, the stage apparatus having a stationary support board and a movable stage, includes a lock member positioned immediately in front or behind the movable stage; lock holes formed in opposed portions of one of the lock member and the movable stage; lock pins formed on the opposed portions of the other of the lock member and the movable stage, wherein ends of the lock pins which are smaller in diameter are engageable and disengageable from the lock holes; and a driving device which moves the lock member toward the movable stage to engage the lock pins with the lock holes upon the movable stage entering a non-operational state, and moves the lock member away from the movable stage to disengage the lock pins from the lock holes upon the movable stage entering an operational state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2006
    Publication date: June 21, 2007
    Applicant: PENTAX CORPORATION
    Inventor: Makoto MOGAMIYA
  • Patent number: 7202999
    Abstract: Electronic binoculars include an imaging unit, a first binocular unit, a second binocular unit, and a mode selector. The imaging unit captures an image of an object. The first binocular unit includes a first ocular unit through which the object is observed based on signals from the imaging unit. The second binocular unit includes a second ocular unit through which the object is observed based on signals from the imaging unit. The mode selector selects at least one of first and second modes. The first mode fully supplies electricity to each of the first and second binocular units. The second mode at least partially suspends the electricity supply to the second binocular unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2007
    Assignee: PENTAX Corporation
    Inventor: Makoto Mogamiya
  • Patent number: 7164528
    Abstract: Electronic binoculars comprise an imaging unit, and first and second ocular units. The imaging unit has an imaging device that projects an optical image of an object, and converts the optical image to electric signals. The first ocular unit has a first image-indicating device that indicates the object image based on the electric signals in a first image-indicating field. The second ocular unit has a second image-indicating device that indicates the object image based on the electric signals in a second image-indicating field. The first image-indicating field is smaller than a first effective image-indicating area which is the maximum image-indicating area of the first image-indicating device. The second image-indicating field is smaller than a second effective image-indicating area which is the maximum image-indicating area of the second image-indicating device. The respective first and second image-indicating fields can move within the respective first and second effective image-indicating areas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2007
    Assignee: PENTAX Corporation
    Inventor: Makoto Mogamiya
  • Patent number: 7154074
    Abstract: A telescope main body, which is provided with an objective optical system, a focusing system, an imaging device, a beam splitter, and a correcting system that performs a correcting operation for correcting a position shift between an image forming position of an object image and a receiving surface of the imaging device caused by diopter variation of a user. The correcting system includes a focus driving system which relatively moves an image forming position of the object image with respect to the receiving surface, a focus detecting system which detects a status in which the image forming position coincides with the receiving surface, and a controller controlling the focus driving system. The controller has with a learning function of storing correction data of a preceding correcting operation so that the stored correction data of the preceding correcting operation is reflected in a subsequent correction operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2006
    Assignee: PENTAX Corporation
    Inventors: Makoto Mogamiya, Toshio Masuda
  • Patent number: 7061674
    Abstract: Electronic binoculars comprise an imaging unit, an image-signal processing unit, and first and second ocular units. First and second optical images, obtained by the optical system, are converted to first and second electric signals, due to imaging operations of the first and second imaging devices. The imaging operations of the first and second imaging devices are simultaneously started, and ended at different times. The image-signal processing unit superimposes the first and second electric signals to generate a third electric signal. The first and second ocular units indicate object images based on the third electric signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2006
    Assignee: PENTAX Corporation
    Inventor: Makoto Mogamiya
  • Patent number: 7057642
    Abstract: An electronic camera is provided that prevents deterioration of quality of an object image obtained by an image-pickup device due to dust adhered on an optical element. The electronic camera includes an ion generator for taking off the electric charges from the optical element, such as a low-pass filter, arranged in front of the image-pickup device. The ion generator is provided in the camera body and ionizes the air inside the camera body. The ionized air diffuses toward the low-pass filter and binds with the charge on the low-pass filter. Thus, the electric charge of the low-pass filter is taken off and the low-pass filter does not attract dust which cause the quality decrease of the object's image obtained by the image-pickup device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2006
    Assignee: PENTAX Corporation
    Inventors: Makoto Mogamiya, Masahiro Fushimi
  • Patent number: 7050103
    Abstract: A cover plate for covering an opening of a casing in which a solid state imaging device is disposed. The cover plate comprises a transparent cover plate member and a conductive film layer. The cover plate hermetically covers the opening of the casing and the conductive film layer covers the outermost surface of the transparent cover plate member. The transparent cover plate member is comprised of a plurality of laminated transparent plates such as lithium niobate plates for an optical low-pass filter and a plate for an infrared cut-off filter. An example of the conductive film layer is a metallic film such as Cr or Au, coated on the surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2006
    Assignee: PENTAX Corporation
    Inventors: Masahiro Fushimi, Yoshiaki Nomura, Makoto Mogamiya
  • Patent number: 6965134
    Abstract: An image pick-up unit includes an image pick-up device; and a plurality of optical filters which are cemented together in layers and positioned in front of the image pick-up device. At least two optical filters among the plurality of optical filters, which have different optical properties, are different in shape from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2005
    Assignee: PENTAX Corporation
    Inventors: Makoto Mogamiya, Teruo Sakai
  • Publication number: 20050099525
    Abstract: A telescope main body, which includes an objective optical system, a focusing system including a focus adjusting member to be manipulated and a focusing lens, an imaging device, and a beam splitter. The telescope main body further includes a focus driving system that relatively moves an image forming position of the object image with respect to a receiving surface of the imaging device, a detecting system that detects brightness of ambient light, and a controller that controls the imaging device and the focus driving system. The controller adjusts the image forming position relative to the receiving surface based on the brightness of the ambient light detected by the detecting system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2004
    Publication date: May 12, 2005
    Applicant: PENTAX Corporation
    Inventors: Makoto Mogamiya, Toshio Masuda
  • Publication number: 20050098706
    Abstract: A telescope main body, which includes an objective optical system, a focusing system, an imaging device which captures an object image, and a beam splitter. Further, the telescope main body includes a calibration system that performs a calibration operation for calibrating a position shift between an image forming position of the object image and a receiving surface of the imaging device caused by diopter variation of a user. The calibration system includes a focus driving system, a focus detecting system, and a controller. The calibration system performs the calibration operation based on a detection result by the focus detecting system in a situation where the user has achieved focusing of a visual image by manipulating a focus adjusting member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2004
    Publication date: May 12, 2005
    Applicant: PENTAX Corporation
    Inventors: Makoto Mogamiya, Toshio Masuda
  • Publication number: 20050099684
    Abstract: A telescope main body, which is provided with an objective optical system, a focusing system, an imaging device, a beam splitter, and a correcting system that performs a correcting operation for correcting a position shift between an image forming position of an object image and a receiving surface of the imaging device caused by diopter variation of a user. The correcting system includes a focus driving system which relatively moves an image forming position of the object image with respect to the receiving surface, a focus detecting system which detects a status in which the image forming position coincides with the receiving surface, and a controller controlling the focus driving system. The controller has with a learning function of storing correction data of a preceding correcting operation so that the stored correction data of the preceding correcting operation is reflected in a subsequent correction operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2004
    Publication date: May 12, 2005
    Applicant: PENTAX Corporation
    Inventors: Makoto Mogamiya, Toshio Masuda
  • Publication number: 20050099683
    Abstract: A telescope, which is provided with a telescope main body including an objective optical system, a focusing system including a focus adjusting member to be manipulated for focusing and a focusing lens which moves along a direction of an optical axis of the objective optical system by operation of the focus adjusting member, and an imaging device which captures an object image formed through the objective optical system and the focusing lens; and an electronic view finder that is configure to detachably attached to the telescope main body and has a display device on which the object image captured by the imaging device is displayed as a motion picture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2004
    Publication date: May 12, 2005
    Applicant: PENTAX Corporation
    Inventor: Makoto Mogamiya