Patents by Inventor Masaaki Chigasaki

Masaaki Chigasaki 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: 20190158756
    Abstract: An optical measuring device comprises: a lens to form an image with reflected light from a measuring object; an image sensor to receive the reflected light that has passed through the lens and generate an image representing the measuring object; a driver to drive a drive object, the drive object being at least one of the lens and the image sensor; and a controller to control the optical measuring device. The controller acquires, from the image sensor, a plurality of images generated by the image sensor successively imaging the measuring object while the driver is driving the drive object in accordance with a predetermined driving pattern, and outputs the plurality of images.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2017
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Koji YAMAMOTO, Satoshi YOKOTA, Norimasa KUBOTA, Yoshihisa ABE, Yuta YAMANOI, Masaaki CHIGASAKI, Osamu TOYAMA
  • Patent number: 7369333
    Abstract: A lens unit for focusing light onto an image pickup device, including: a frame body; a first lens group having a first optical axis and being movable between an operating position and a storing position; a bending member for bending the light along the first optical axis to a perpendicular second direction and being held movable between a bend position and a retract position to create a space for storing the first lens group; a second lens group for leading the bent light to the image pickup device, and being held movable in the second direction; a moving tube which moves the first lens group; a stationary tube fixed on the frame body and having a feed member to move the moving tube, wherein the stationary tube has an opening through which the bending member moves between the bend position and the retract position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2008
    Assignee: Konica Minolta OPTO, Inc.
    Inventors: Masaaki Chigasaki, Takashi Kato
  • Publication number: 20070183065
    Abstract: A lens unit for focusing light onto an image pickup device, including: a frame body; a first lens group having a first optical axis and being movable between an operating position and a storing position; a bending member for bending the light along the first optical axis to a perpendicular second direction and being held movable between a bend position and a retract position to create a space for storing the first lens group; a second lens group for leading the bent light to the image pickup device, and being held movable in the second direction; a moving tube which moves the first lens group; a stationary tube fixed on the frame body and having a feed member to move the moving tube, wherein the stationary tube has an opening through which the bending member moves between the bend position and the retract position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2007
    Publication date: August 9, 2007
    Inventors: Masaaki Chigasaki, Takashi Kato