Patents by Inventor Masanori Iwasaki

Masanori Iwasaki 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: 20190277370
    Abstract: To provide a tensioner that is simply structured and easy to assemble, and that is capable of preventing plunger deformation during press-fitting of a relief valve unit, obviating the need for outside diameter grinding after the assembling, and reducing the thickness of the side walls of the plunger. A relief mechanism, which releases oil inside an oil pressure chamber to the outside of the plunger when the oil pressure in the oil pressure chamber becomes high, has a fixing member that is made of resin, that is located between the outer circumference of the relief valve unit and the inner circumference of the plunger hole, and that fixes the relief valve unit in the plunger hole on the front side thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2019
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Applicant: TSUBAKIMOTO CHAIN CO.
    Inventors: Yoshitaka Iwasaki, Masanori Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20190273122
    Abstract: An electro-optical device includes a first substrate including a plurality of light-emitting elements and a color filter provided corresponding to the plurality of light-emitting elements and a second substrate being a light-transmissive substrate and disposed facing the first substrate with an adhesive provided between the first substrate and the second substrate. An adhesive surface of the color filter of the first substrate is provided with protrusions and recesses in a stripe pattern.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Publication date: September 5, 2019
    Applicant: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masanori IWASAKI, Suguru AKAGAWA, Narumi ISHIBASHI, Takeshi KOSHIHARA
  • Patent number: 10379323
    Abstract: The present technology relates to, for example, a lens attached substrate including a substrate which has a through-hole formed therein and a light shielding film formed on a side wall of the through-hole and a lens resin portion which is formed inside the through-hole of the substrate. The present technology can be applied to, for example, a lens attached substrate, a layered lens structure, a camera module, a manufacturing apparatus, a manufacturing method, an electronic device, a computer, a program, a storage medium, a system, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation
    Inventors: Yusuke Moriya, Masanori Iwasaki, Takashi Oinoue, Yoshiya Hagimoto, Hiroyasu Matsugai, Hiroyuki Itou, Suguru Saito, Keiji Ohshima, Nobutoshi Fujii, Hiroshi Tazawa, Toshiaki Shiraiwa, Minoru Ishida
  • Publication number: 20190195123
    Abstract: To provide a tensioner that has a simple structure and is easy to assemble, and is configured to smoothly relieve pressure during oil release with reduced flow resistance so that the oil pressure in an oil pressure chamber is kept stable in a favorable manner. A relief valve unit includes a cap member that fits with a seat member to retain a stopper member inside the seat member. An external relief hole, which causes a relief-side space in a plunger hole to communicate with the outside of a plunger, opens radially in an outer circumferential surface of the plunger.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Applicant: TSUBAKIMOTO CHAIN CO.
    Inventors: Yoshitaka Iwasaki, Masanori Watanabe, Osamu Yoshida, Yuji Kurematsu
  • Publication number: 20190191114
    Abstract: An imaging apparatus that forms an image of a light beam transmitted through an imaging lens on an imaging element includes a laminated material that is provided on the imaging element, the light beam being transmitted through the laminated material, the laminated material being provided at a position at which an end portion of an upper surface of the laminated material allows an outermost light beam out of light beams to be transmitted therethrough, the light beams entering a pixel in an outer end portion of the imaging element in an effective pixel area, the position having a width Hopt.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2019
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Masanori Iwasaki, Ken Ozawa, Nobuyuki Matsuzawa, Daisuke Hobara, Nozomi Kimura
  • Publication number: 20190187455
    Abstract: The present technology relates to a liquid lens and a liquid lens driving method, an imaging apparatus, and a display apparatus, capable of providing a liquid lens capable of achieving easier manufacture. The liquid lens includes a first electrode and a second electrode to which a predetermined voltage is applied. The second electrode is arranged outside the first electrode in the planar direction, and an insulating film having water repellency is formed on an upper surface of the second electrode. The present technology can be applied, for example, to a lens incorporated in an imaging apparatus or the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2017
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Applicant: Sony Corporaton
    Inventor: Masanori IWASAKI
  • Patent number: 10317593
    Abstract: An imaging device, comprising: an infrared light absorption layer including a cyanine dye represented by Chemical Formula (A) below: wherein R1 and R2 are selected from the group consisting of: a chain alkyl group, a cyclic alkyl group, a phenyl group, and a benzyl group; wherein the chain alkyl group and the cyclic alkyl group including at least one group member selected from the group consisting of: 1) a first group having one or more hydrogen atoms in a first alkyl group substituted with at least one functional group selected from the group consisting of: a halogen atom, an alkoxy group, an alkanoloxy group, an amino group, a thiol group, and a mercapto group; 2) a second group having at least one reactive group selected from the group consisting of: a vinyl group, an acrylic group, a carbonyl group, a carboxyl group, an alkenyl group, an alkenyloxy group, an alkoxycarbonyl group, a nitrile group, a carboxyl group, a carbonyl group, a sulfonyl group, a sulfamoyl group, a carbamoyl group, a benzoyloxy group
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Nozomi Takiguchi, Shinji Imaizumi, Masanori Iwasaki
  • Patent number: 10264198
    Abstract: An imaging apparatus that forms an image of a light beam transmitted through an imaging lens on an imaging element includes a laminated material that is provided on the imaging element, the light beam being transmitted through the laminated material, the laminated material being provided at a position at which an end portion of an upper surface of the laminated material allows an outermost light beam out of light beams to be transmitted therethrough, the light beams entering a pixel in an outer end portion of the imaging element in an effective pixel area, the position having a width Hopt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Masanori Iwasaki, Ken Ozawa, Nobuyuki Matsuzawa, Daisuke Hobara, Nozomi Kimura
  • Publication number: 20190035364
    Abstract: A display apparatus according to the present disclosure includes: a display unit in which apertures are arranged in units of a plurality of adjacent pixels including a left-eye pixel and a right-eye pixel; a signal processing unit that generates image information items with respect to the left-eye pixel and the right-eye pixel, respectively, such that an image is presented with an aspect ratio different from an aspect ratio of a display surface of the display unit; and a display control unit that drives the left-eye pixel and the right-eye pixel on the basis of the image information items generated by the signal processing unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2017
    Publication date: January 31, 2019
    Inventor: MASANORI IWASAKI
  • Patent number: 10194102
    Abstract: An image pickup apparatus includes: a polarization removing element layer including a plurality of polarization removing elements, each of the plurality of polarization removing elements being configured to polarize an incident light to thereby obtain light having a polarization axis in a predetermined direction and to transmit the polarized light; a polarizer layer provided in front of the polarization removing element layer, the polarizer layer being configured to twist polarization axes of light having a plurality of polarization axes by predetermined angles, respectively, and to transmit the light; an inclination detecting device configured to detect inclination of the incident light to an optical axis; a controller configured to control and drive the polarizer layer such that the polarizer layer twists the polarization axis of light depending on the inclination detected by the inclination detecting device and transmits the light; and an image pickup device configured to detect the light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Masanori Iwasaki
  • Patent number: 10080091
    Abstract: A signal processing device is provided for acquisition of predetermined information. The signal processing device includes a light source unit configured to radiate beams of coherent light having a plurality of wavelengths; an imaging unit configured to capture a speckle image representing an interference state of reflected light caused by the light radiated from the light source unit to an object; and a processing unit configured to process, for each of the wavelengths, the speckle image captured by the imaging unit. The processing unit acquires the predetermined information by analyzing a variation amount of the speckle image acquired for each of the wavelengths. The light source unit radiates beams of light having different wavelengths to a plurality of respective objects. The present technology can be applied to a sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Masanori Iwasaki
  • Publication number: 20180259749
    Abstract: The present technology relates to, for example, a lens attached substrate including a substrate which has a through-hole formed therein and a light shielding film formed on a side wall of the through-hole and a lens resin portion which is formed inside the through-hole of the substrate. The present technology can be applied to, for example, a lens attached substrate, a layered lens structure, a camera module, a manufacturing apparatus, a manufacturing method, an electronic device, a computer, a program, a storage medium, a system, and the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2016
    Publication date: September 13, 2018
    Applicant: Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation
    Inventors: Yusuke MORIYA, Masanori IWASAKI, Takashi OINOUE, Yoshiya HAGIMOTO, Hiroyasu MATSUGAI, Hiroyuki ITOU, Suguru SAITO, Keiji OHSHIMA, Nobutoshi FUJII, Hiroshi TAZAWA, Toshiaki SHIRAIWA, Minoru ISHIDA
  • Patent number: 9996151
    Abstract: A contact lens type line-of-sight detection apparatus has a shape such that it is wearable on an eyeball of a user. Furthermore, in the line-of-sight detection apparatus, a plurality of light-emitting sections that output light and a plurality of light-receiving elements that receive light reflected by an eyeball surface. The light-receiving elements receive light that has been output from the light-emitting sections and reflected by the eyeball surface and output light-receiving signals according to amounts of light received. The signal processing unit detects a line of sight of the user based on the light-receiving signals of the light-receiving elements. The present technology can be applied to a contact lens type line-of-sight detection apparatus or a display apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masanori Iwasaki, Yoichiro Sako
  • Publication number: 20180108697
    Abstract: A deformation of a stacked lens is suppressed. A stacked lens structure has a configuration in which substrates with lenses having a lens disposed on an inner side of a through-hole formed in the substrate are bonded and stacked by direct bonding. The present technique can be applied to a camera module or the like in which a stacked lens structure in which at least three substrates with lenses including first to third substrates with lenses which are substrates with lenses in which a through-hole is formed in the substrate and a lens is formed on an inner side of the through-hole is integrated with a light receiving element, for example.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2016
    Publication date: April 19, 2018
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroyasu MATSUGAI, Hiroyuki ITOU, Suguru SAITO, Keiji OHSHIMA, Masanori IWASAKI, Toshihiko HAYASHI, Shuzo SATO, Nobutoshi FUJII, Hiroshi TAZAWA, Toshiaki SHIRAIWA, Minoru ISHIDA
  • Publication number: 20180103220
    Abstract: An imaging apparatus that forms an image of a light beam transmitted through an imaging lens on an imaging element includes a laminated material that is provided on the imaging element, the light beam being transmitted through the laminated material, the laminated material being provided at a position at which an end portion of an upper surface of the laminated material allows an outermost light beam out of light beams to be transmitted therethrough, the light beams entering a pixel in an outer end portion of the imaging element in an effective pixel area, the position having a width Hopt.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Publication date: April 12, 2018
    Inventors: Masanori Iwasaki, Ken Ozawa, Nobuyuki Matsuzawa, Daisuke Hobara, Nozomi Kimura
  • Patent number: 9888193
    Abstract: An imaging apparatus that forms an image of a light beam transmitted through an imaging lens on an imaging element includes a laminated material that is provided on the imaging element, the light beam being transmitted through the laminated material, the laminated material being provided at a position at which an end portion of an upper surface of the laminated material allows an outermost light beam out of light beams to be transmitted therethrough, the light beams entering a pixel in an outer end portion of the imaging element in an effective pixel area, the position having a width Hopt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Masanori Iwasaki, Ken Ozawa, Nobuyuki Matsuzawa, Daisuke Hobara, Nozomi Kimura
  • Patent number: 9817485
    Abstract: The present technique relates to a display control device, a method, and a program that can improve user's operability of a free-cursor type user interface. An imaging unit outputs an RGB image based on a pixel signal corresponding to a visible light among light input through a lens and an IR image based on a pixel signal corresponding to an infrared light among light input through the lens. An ROI set unit sets a movement area of an infrared light source in the IR image based on the RGB image, and a display control unit controls a cursor movement amount on a display unit according to movement of the infrared light source in the movement area. The present technique can be applied to a television set that monitors a viewing condition of a viewer, for example.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: SONY SEMICONDUCTOR SOLUTIONS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ken Ozawa, Masanori Iwasaki, Hideaki Mogi
  • Publication number: 20170310911
    Abstract: An imaging apparatus that forms an image of a light beam transmitted through an imaging lens on an imaging element includes a laminated material that is provided on the imaging element, the light beam being transmitted through the laminated material, the laminated material being provided at a position at which an end portion of an upper surface of the laminated material allows an outermost light beam out of light beams to be transmitted therethrough, the light beams entering a pixel in an outer end portion of the imaging element in an effective pixel area, the position having a width Hopt.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2017
    Publication date: October 26, 2017
    Inventors: Masanori Iwasaki, Ken Ozawa, Nobuyuki Matsuzawa, Daisuke Hobara, Nozomi Kimura
  • Publication number: 20170295328
    Abstract: An image pickup apparatus includes: a polarization removing element layer including a plurality of polarization removing elements, each of the plurality of polarization removing elements being configured to polarize an incident light to thereby obtain light having a polarization axis in a predetermined direction and to transmit the polarized light; a polarizer layer provided in front of the polarization removing element layer, the polarizer layer being configured to twist polarization axes of light having a plurality of polarization axes by predetermined angles, respectively, and to transmit the light; an inclination detecting device configured to detect inclination of the incident light to an optical axis; a controller configured to control and drive the polarizer layer such that the polarizer layer twists the polarization axis of light depending on the inclination detected by the inclination detecting device and transmits the light; and an image pickup device configured to detect the light.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2017
    Publication date: October 12, 2017
    Inventor: Masanori Iwasaki
  • Publication number: 20170264891
    Abstract: A display apparatus according to the present disclosure includes a display unit formed with a lens being arranged for a plurality of adjoining pixels including a left-eye pixel and a right-eye pixel, as a unit, a detection unit attached to the display unit and configured to detect positional information and orientation information of an eye of an observer with respect to a display surface of the display unit, a signal processing unit configured to generate virtual image information for each of the left-eye pixel and the right-eye pixel so as to present a virtual image in an aspect ratio different from the aspect ratio of the display surface of the display unit on the basis of a result of detection obtained by the detection unit, and a display control unit configured to drive the left-eye pixel and the right-eye pixel on the basis of the virtual image information generated by the signal processing unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2015
    Publication date: September 14, 2017
    Inventor: MASANORI IWASAKI