Patents by Inventor Manabu Tobise

Manabu Tobise 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: 9791659
    Abstract: The present invention provides an imaging module capable of performing positioning of an imaging element unit, and a lens unit at a low cost and with high precision and an electronic device including the imaging module. An imaging module 100 includes a lens unit 10 including VCMs 16A, 16C, and 16E which move a lens group 12 in an x direction, a y direction, and a z direction, respectively, terminals 14A and 14B which are connected to the VCM 16A, terminals 14C and 14D which are connected to the VCM 16C, and terminals 14E and 14F which are connected to the VCM 16E, and an imaging element unit 20 including terminals 24A to 24F which are connected to the terminals 14A to 14F. Exposed areas of the terminals 14A and 14B are larger than exposed areas of the terminals 14C to 14F.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Kenji Yamakawa, Yoshiyuki Takase, Masaru Inamura, Tatsuya Fujinami, Manabu Tobise
  • Patent number: 9712732
    Abstract: The present invention provides an imaging module, an electric device provided therewith, and an imaging-module manufacturing method capable of simply and reliably performing probing and fixing a lens unit and an imaging element unit to each other with high accuracy even when the miniaturized lens unit is used. A the lens unit (11) includes a focus driving unit, a housing (23), a first connection portion (37A), a first wiring portion by which the focus driving unit and the first connection portion are electrically connected to each other, and a second wiring portion which is electrically connected to the focus driving unit to which the first wiring portion is connected. The second wiring portion extends from the inside of the housing to the outside thereof, and a wire of the second wiring portion extends to an end surface on an end (39) of the extended second wiring portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Yukihiro Kaneko, Kenji Yamakawa, Yoshiyuki Takase, Tatsuya Fujinami, Manabu Tobise
  • Patent number: 9699364
    Abstract: The invention provides an imaging module that can reliably perform probing, and an electronic apparatus including the imaging module. An imaging module includes a lens unit, and an imaging element unit that is fixed to the lens unit. The lens unit includes a focus drive unit, first and second image blur-correction drive units, a housing, a first connecting portion that is electrically connected to the imaging element unit, a first wiring portion that electrically connects the respective drive units to the first connecting portion, second connecting portions that are disposed outside the housing, a second wiring portion that is electrically connected to the second connecting portions and is electrically connected to the respective drive units to which the first wiring portion is connected, and a wiring board that includes at least a part of the second wiring portion and the plurality of second connecting portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Motokazu Shimizu, Yukihiro Kaneko, Yoshiyuki Takase, Tatsuya Fujinami, Manabu Tobise
  • Patent number: 9674443
    Abstract: An imaging module, an electronic device, and an imaging-module manufacturing method capable of relatively easily adjusting a relative position between an imaging element unit and a lens unit with high accuracy are provided. An imaging module 1 includes an imaging element unit 3, a lens unit 2 which includes a lens group 10, a first image-blur correction driving unit 30x, a second image-blur correction driving unit 30y, a focus driving unit 30z, and a connection portion 41 which is electrically connected to a circuit of the imaging element unit by a conductive joining material, and a flexible wiring portion 12 which includes a wiring group which connects the circuit of the imaging element unit to at least one driving unit among the first image-blur correction driving unit, the second image-blur correction driving unit, and the focus driving unit, and extends between the imaging element unit and the lens unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Yukihiro Kaneko, Kenji Yamakawa, Yoshiyuki Takase, Tatsuya Fujinami, Manabu Tobise
  • Patent number: 9614174
    Abstract: [It is an object] to provide an organic electroluminescent element having a transparent electrode, with which there is no need to produce a separate light extraction layer, [which can be produced by] a simple film formation process, and which is advantageous in terms of cost. [This is] an organic electroluminescent element in which a substrate, a first transparent electrode that is adjacent to this substrate, an organic layer including at least one organic light-emitting layer, a second transparent electrode, a low refractive-index layer with a refractive index of 1.3 or less, and a reflector layer are formed in this order, with this organic electroluminescent element being such that the aforementioned first transparent electrode contains at least one type of transparent particle with a primary particle size of 0.5 ?m or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: UDC Ireland Limited
    Inventors: Kana Morohashi, Manabu Tobise, Shinichiro Sonoda, Jingbo Li, Yuichiro Sakai
  • Patent number: 9609196
    Abstract: An imaging module 100 includes a lens unit 10 and an imaging element unit 20. The lens unit 10 includes a VCM 16A which moves a lens group 12 in a z direction, terminals 14A and 14B which are electrically connected to the VCM 16A, a VCM 16C and a VCM 16E which move the lens group 12 in an x direction and a y direction, and terminals 14C to 14F which are electrically connected to the VCM 16C and the VCM 16E. The imaging element unit 20 includes terminals 24A to 24F which are electrically connected to the terminals 14A to 14F. Exposed areas of the terminals 14A and 14B are larger than exposed areas of the terminals 14C to 14F.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Kenji Yamakawa, Yukihiro Kaneko, Manabu Tobise, Tatsuya Fujinami
  • Patent number: 9596409
    Abstract: An imaging module (100) includes a lens unit (11) that includes a lens group, and an imaging element unit (13) that is fixed to the lens unit and includes an imaging element. The lens unit (11) includes: a focus drive unit; first and second image blur-correction drive units; a first connecting portion (37A) that is electrically connected to the imaging element unit; a first wiring portion that electrically connects the focus drive unit, the first image blur-correction drive unit, and the second image blur-correction drive unit to the first connecting portion; a second wiring portion that is electrically connected to only a part of a plurality of wires of the first wiring portion; and a plurality of second connecting portions (59) that are electrically connected to the second wiring portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Motokazu Shimizu, Yukihiro Kaneko, Yoshiyuki Takase, Tatsuya Fujinami, Manabu Tobise
  • Patent number: 9565347
    Abstract: The invention provides an imaging module having second connecting portions capable of reliably performing probing and can maintain a small installation space, and an electronic apparatus including the imaging module. A lens unit includes at least one drive unit, a housing, a first connecting portion that is electrically connected to an imaging element unit, a first wiring portion that electrically connects the drive unit to the first connecting portion, a plurality of second connecting portions that are disposed outside the housing, and a second wiring portion that electrically connects the second connecting portions to the drive unit. The second wiring portion includes wires that are electrically connected to the drive unit to which the first wiring portion is connected, and at least a part of the second wiring portion extends to the outside of the housing in a direction in which an element wiring portion extends from the support portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Motokazu Shimizu, Yoshiyuki Takase, Tatsuya Fujinami, Manabu Tobise, Masaru Inamura
  • Patent number: 9373818
    Abstract: It is an object of the present invention to provide an organic electroluminescent element with which no light extraction layer needs to be produced separately, which has a transparent electrode that is advantageous in terms of cost and can be formed by a simple film formation process, and which is excellent from the standpoint of light extraction efficiency. The present invention provides an organic electroluminescent element in which a substrate, a first electrode adjacent to this substrate, an organic layer including at least one organic light-emitting layer, and a second electrode adjacent to this organic layer are formed in this order, with this organic electroluminescent element being such that at least one of the aforementioned electrodes is a transparent electrode which is transparent, which contains at least one type of light scattering particles that are transparent and that have a primary particle size of at least 0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignee: UDC Ireland Limited
    Inventors: Manabu Tobise, Yuichiro Itai, Kana Morohashi, Shin'ichiro Sonoda, Jingbo Li
  • Publication number: 20160142605
    Abstract: The invention provides an imaging module that can reliably perform probing, and an electronic apparatus including the imaging module. An imaging module includes a lens unit, and an imaging element unit that is fixed to the lens unit. The lens unit includes a focus drive unit, first and second image blur-correction drive units, a housing, a first connecting portion that is electrically connected to the imaging element unit, a first wiring portion that electrically connects the respective drive units to the first connecting portion, second connecting portions that are disposed outside the housing, a second wiring portion that is electrically connected to the second connecting portions and is electrically connected to the respective drive units to which the first wiring portion is connected, and a wiring board that includes at least a part of the second wiring portion and the plurality of second connecting portions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2016
    Publication date: May 19, 2016
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Motokazu SHIMIZU, Yukihiro KANEKO, Yoshiyuki TAKASE, Tatsuya FUJINAMI, Manabu TOBISE
  • Publication number: 20160142635
    Abstract: An imaging module, an electronic device, and an imaging-module manufacturing method capable of relatively easily adjusting a relative position between an imaging element unit and a lens unit with high accuracy are provided. An imaging module 1 includes an imaging element unit 3, a lens unit 2 which includes a lens group 10, a first image-blur correction driving unit 30x, a second image-blur correction driving unit 30y, a focus driving unit 30z, and a connection portion 41 which is electrically connected to a circuit of the imaging element unit by a conductive joining material, and a flexible wiring portion 12 which includes a wiring group which connects the circuit of the imaging element unit to at least one driving unit among the first image-blur correction driving unit, the second image-blur correction driving unit, and the focus driving unit, and extends between the imaging element unit and the lens unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2016
    Publication date: May 19, 2016
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Yukihiro KANEKO, Kenji YAMAKAWA, Yoshiyuki TAKASE, Tatsuya FUJINAMI, Manabu TOBISE
  • Publication number: 20160142599
    Abstract: The invention provides an imaging module having second connecting portions capable of reliably performing probing and can maintain a small installation space, and an electronic apparatus including the imaging module. A lens unit includes at least one drive unit, a housing, a first connecting portion that is electrically connected to an imaging element unit, a first wiring portion that electrically connects the drive unit to the first connecting portion, a plurality of second connecting portions that are disposed outside the housing, and a second wiring portion that electrically connects the second connecting portions to the drive unit. The second wiring portion includes wires that are electrically connected to the drive unit to which the first wiring portion is connected, and at least a part of the second wiring portion extends to the outside of the housing in a direction in which an element wiring portion extends from the support portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2016
    Publication date: May 19, 2016
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Motokazu SHIMIZU, Yoshiyuki TAKASE, Tatsuya FUJINAMI, Manabu TOBISE, Masaru INAMURA
  • Publication number: 20160139357
    Abstract: The present invention provides an imaging module capable of performing positioning of an imaging element unit, and a lens unit at a low cost and with high precision and an electronic device including the imaging module. An imaging module 100 includes a lens unit 10 including VCMs 16A, 16C, and 16E which move a lens group 12 in an x direction, a y direction, and a z direction, respectively, terminals 14A and 14B which are connected to the VCM 16A, terminals 14C and 14D which are connected to the VCM 16C, and terminals 14E and 14F which are connected to the VCM 16E, and an imaging element unit 20 including terminals 24A to 24F which are connected to the terminals 14A to 14F. Exposed areas of the terminals 14A and 14B are larger than exposed areas of the terminals 14C to 14F.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2016
    Publication date: May 19, 2016
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Kenji YAMAKAWA, Yoshiyuki TAKASE, Masaru INAMURA, Tatsuya FUJINAMI, Manabu TOBISE
  • Publication number: 20160134796
    Abstract: The present invention provides an imaging module, an electric device provided therewith, and an imaging-module manufacturing method capable of simply and reliably performing probing and fixing a lens unit and an imaging element unit to each other with high accuracy even when the miniaturized lens unit is used. A the lens unit (11) includes a focus driving unit, a housing (23), a first connection portion (37A), a first wiring portion by which the focus driving unit and the first connection portion are electrically connected to each other, and a second wiring portion which is electrically connected to the focus driving unit to which the first wiring portion is connected. The second wiring portion extends from the inside of the housing to the outside thereof, and a wire of the second wiring portion extends to an end surface on an end (39) of the extended second wiring portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2016
    Publication date: May 12, 2016
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Yukihiro KANEKO, Kenji YAMAKAWA, Yoshiyuki TAKASE, Tatsuya FUJINAMI, Manabu TOBISE
  • Publication number: 20160134795
    Abstract: An imaging module 100 includes a lens unit 10 and an imaging element unit 20. The lens unit 10 includes a VCM 16A which moves a lens group 12 in a z direction, terminals 14A and 14B which are electrically connected to the VCM 16A, a VCM 16C and a VCM 16E which move the lens group 12 in an x direction and a y direction, and terminals 14C to 14F which are electrically connected to the VCM 16C and the VCM 16E. The imaging element unit 20 includes terminals 24A to 24F which are electrically connected to the terminals 14A to 14F. Exposed areas of the terminals 14A and 14B are larger than exposed areas of the terminals 14C to 14F.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2016
    Publication date: May 12, 2016
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Kenji YAMAKAWA, Yukihiro KANEKO, Manabu TOBISE, Tatsuya FUJINAMI
  • Publication number: 20160119545
    Abstract: An imaging module (100) includes a lens unit (11) that includes a lens group, and an imaging element unit (13) that is fixed to the lens unit and includes an imaging element. The lens unit (11) includes: a focus drive unit; first and second image blur-correction drive units; a first connecting portion (37A) that is electrically connected to the imaging element unit; a first wiring portion that electrically connects the focus drive unit, the first image blur-correction drive unit, and the second image blur-correction drive unit to the first connecting portion; a second wiring portion that is electrically connected to only a part of a plurality of wires of the first wiring portion; and a plurality of second connecting portions (59) that are electrically connected to the second wiring portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2016
    Publication date: April 28, 2016
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Motokazu SHIMIZU, Yukihiro KANEKO, Yoshiyuki TAKASE, Tatsuya FUJINAMI, Manabu TOBISE
  • Patent number: 9209417
    Abstract: An organic EL device includes at least a light-emitting layer provided between a pair of electrodes. The light-emitting layer includes at least a hole transporting host material and an electron transporting phosphorescent material, and the concentration of the electron transporting phosphorescent material in the light-emitting layer decreases from a cathode side toward an anode side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: UDC Ireland Limited
    Inventors: Masaru Kinoshita, Manabu Tobise
  • Patent number: 9012034
    Abstract: An organic electroluminescence element includes at least a light-emitting layer between a pair of electrodes, wherein the light-emitting layer is divided into at least three layers, an intermediate layer containing an electron blocking material or a hole blocking material is disposed between the divided light-emitting layers, an Ea value of the electron blocking material is smaller than an Ea value of a host material of the divided light-emitting layer adjacent on a cathode side or an Ip value of the hole blocking material is larger than an Ip value of a host material of the divided light-emitting layer adjacent on the anode side of the intermediate layer, and a difference of ?Ea or ?Ip is controlled to specific range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: UDC Ireland Limited
    Inventors: Masaru Kinoshita, Manabu Tobise
  • Publication number: 20140008620
    Abstract: [It is an object] to provide an organic electroluminescent element having a transparent electrode, with which there is no need to produce a separate light extraction layer, [which can be produced by] a simple film formation process, and which is advantageous in terms of cost. [This is] an organic electroluminescent element in which a substrate, a first transparent electrode that is adjacent to this substrate, an organic layer including at least one organic light-emitting layer, a second transparent electrode, a low refractive-index layer with a refractive index of 1.3 or less, and a reflector layer are formed in this order, with this organic electroluminescent element being such that the aforementioned first transparent electrode contains at least one type of transparent particle with a primary particle size of 0.5 ?m or more.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2013
    Publication date: January 9, 2014
    Inventors: Kana Morohashi, Manabu Tobise, Shinichiro Sonoda, Jingbo Li, Yuichiro Sakai
  • Publication number: 20130334506
    Abstract: It is an object of the present invention to provide an organic electroluminescent element with which no light extraction layer needs to be produced separately, which has a transparent electrode that is advantageous in terms of cost and a simple film formation process, and which is excellent from the standpoint of light extraction efficiency. The present invention provides an organic electroluminescent element in which a substrate, a first electrode adjacent to this substrate, an organic layer including at least one organic light-emitting layer, and a second electrode adjacent to this organic layer are formed in this order, with this organic electroluminescent element being such that at least one of the aforementioned electrodes is a transparent electrode which is transparent, which contains at least one type of light scattering particles that are transparent and that have a primary particle size of at least 0.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2013
    Publication date: December 19, 2013
    Applicant: UDC IRELAND LIMITED
    Inventors: Manabu Tobise, Yuichiro Itai, Kana Morohashi, Shin'ichiro Sonoda, Shizunami Ri