Patents by Inventor Masanori Ogura

Masanori Ogura 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: 10225496
    Abstract: A photoelectric conversion device includes a pixel array including pixels arranged in rows and columns, each of the pixels being configured to output a pixel signal, and including an optical filter and a photoelectric conversion unit, wherein the optical filters of different colors are arranged for each rows and each columns, a holding circuit including first holding units for each of the columns, the first holding units being configured to respectively hold the pixel signals read out from the pixels including the optical filters of different colors in one column of the pixel array in parallel, an output signal line, and a readout circuit configured to successively read out the pixel signals of pixels including the optical filters of the same color from the first holding units for each of the columns to the output signal line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masanori Ogura, Jun Iba
  • Publication number: 20180324317
    Abstract: In a line sensor including color filters that are periodically disposed in a light-receiving-element row, a problem called a “mixture of colors” occurs. A “mixture of colors” occurs when light that has been transmitted through a color filter differing from a color filter corresponding to a light receiving element is incident upon the light receiving element. In a CMOS sensor 107 including a light-receiving-element row in which a plurality of photodiodes 1204 are disposed side by side in a main scanning direction and a plurality of color filters 1202 that are disposed in correspondence with the plurality of photodiodes 1204, the center of each color filter 1202 is displaced in a direction of the center of the light-receiving-element row from the center of the photodiode 1204 corresponding to the color filter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2018
    Publication date: November 8, 2018
    Inventors: Daisuke Akagi, Masanori Ogura, Jun Iba, Atsushi Furubayashi
  • Patent number: 10103182
    Abstract: A photoelectric conversion apparatus includes a semiconductor substrate having one principle surface including recessed portions, and insulation bodies in the recessed portions. The semiconductor substrate includes photoelectric conversion elements each of which includes a first semiconductor region of a first conductivity type, a second semiconductor region of a second conductivity type, and a third semiconductor region of the second conductivity type which has at least a portion disposed nearer to the principle surface relative to the second semiconductor region. The second semiconductor region has a polarity of signal charge. The second semiconductor region is in contact with the first and third semiconductor regions. Signal charge paths are disposed between the recessed portions in a cross section perpendicular to the principle surface. At least one of the second and third semiconductor regions is positioned in directions of at least two of the signal charge paths.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Tatsuya Suzuki, Toru Koizumi, Masanori Ogura, Takanori Suzuki, Jun Iba
  • Patent number: 10063732
    Abstract: In a line sensor including color filters that are periodically disposed in a light-receiving-element row, a problem called a “mixture of colors” occurs. A “mixture of colors” occurs when light that has been transmitted through a color filter differing from a color filter corresponding to a light receiving element is incident upon the light receiving element. In a CMOS sensor 107 including a light-receiving-element row in which a plurality of photodiodes 1204 are disposed side by side in a main scanning direction and a plurality of color filters 1202 that are disposed in correspondence with the plurality of photodiodes 1204, the center of each color filter 1202 is displaced in a direction of the center of the light-receiving-element row from the center of the photodiode 1204 corresponding to the color filter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Daisuke Akagi, Masanori Ogura, Jun Iba, Atsushi Furubayashi
  • Publication number: 20180152018
    Abstract: An aspect of the disclosure relates to a semiconductor device including a semiconductor element, a connection terminal configured to output a signal based on an output of the semiconductor element, a protection circuit connected to the connection terminal, and a voltage limiting element connected to the connection terminal, wherein the protection circuit is connected to a first power supply line having a first potential and a second power supply line having a second potential lower than the first potential, and wherein a potential supplied to the voltage limiting element is higher than the second potential and lower than the first potential.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Publication date: May 31, 2018
    Inventors: Masanori Ogura, Toru Koizumi, Takanori Watanabe, Takanori Suzuki, Jun Iba
  • Patent number: 9967497
    Abstract: An aspect of the present disclosure is directed to an imaging apparatus capable of reducing fluctuation in voltage in a current supply line due to fluctuation in a current consumption amount generated when an output circuit shifts from a first state to a second state, and a method for driving the imaging apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hideo Kobayashi, Tetsunobu Kochi, Masanori Ogura
  • Patent number: 9967488
    Abstract: A photoelectric conversion device includes a current consumption circuit configured to consume current such that a difference between a current consumption during a blanking period and a current consumption during a standby period is reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tatsuya Suzuki, Masanori Ogura
  • Patent number: 9877585
    Abstract: Providing an overturn preventing device which can easily be mounted between a top surface of a piece of furniture and a ceiling while an axis line of a damper relative to a vertical direction is inclined at an angle ranging from 15° to 25°. The overturn preventing device includes a damper, a first base portion and a second base portion. The first base portion has a first abutting surface and a first connection. The first base portion is mounted on the top surface of the furniture. The second base portion has a second abutting surface and a second connection. The second base portion is mounted on the ceiling. A relation, X+L sin 15°?Y?X+L sin 25°, is obtained where reference symbol X designates a distance from the first abutting surface to the first connection, reference symbol L designates a length of the damper and reference symbol Y designates a distance from the second abutting surface the second connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: KYB CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shinichi Sekine, Eiro Fujita, Yasushi Saito, Masanori Ogura, Teruhiko Inoue, Kenji Isshin, Keita Abe
  • Patent number: 9872564
    Abstract: Providing an overturn preventing device which can successfully prevent overturn of an article. The overturn preventing device includes a damper mounted between a piece of furniture and a ceiling and a setting member connected to both ends of the damper. The setting member has a first setting part body and a second setting part body. The first and second setting part bodies and of the setting member are spread when the overturn preventing device is mounted between the furniture and the ceiling. The setting member assumes such a shape as to extend in one direction when the first and second setting part bodies and are unspread.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: KYB CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yasuo Tsuyuki, Masakazu Nakazato, Shinichi Sekine, Masanori Ogura, Teruhiko Inoue, Kenji Isshin, Keita Abe
  • Publication number: 20170354251
    Abstract: Providing a vibration damping shelf which can suppress fall of articles placed on a shelf member while suppressing shake of other articles or the like. The vibration damping shelf includes a damper and shelf plates. The damper has two ends mounted, on a top surface of a piece of furniture and a ceiling spaced from each other in an up-down direction. The shelf plates are held on the damper.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Publication date: December 14, 2017
    Applicant: KYB CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shinichi SEKINE, Yasushi SAITO, Masanori OGURA, Teruhiko INOUE, Kenji ISSHIN, Keita ABE
  • Publication number: 20170340115
    Abstract: Providing an overturn preventing device which can easily be mounted and can prevent articles from overturn. The overturn preventing device includes an abutting part and a connecting part. The abutting part abuts against a ceiling. The abutting part is disposed so as to extend in one direction while gradually departing from the ceiling. The connecting part has two ends one of which is connected to an end of the abutting part away from the ceiling and the other of which is disposed on a top surface of a piece of furniture. The abutting part is elastically deformed with tilt of the furniture, so that an area of a part of the abutting part abutting against the ceiling is increased.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2015
    Publication date: November 30, 2017
    Applicant: KYB CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shinichi SEKINE, Masanori OGURA, Teruhiko INOUE, Kenji ISSHIN, Keita ABE
  • Publication number: 20170345856
    Abstract: A photoelectric conversion apparatus includes a semiconductor substrate including recessed portions and insulators disposed on the respective recessed portions. The semiconductor substrate includes a first-conductivity-type first semiconductor region, a second-conductivity-type second semiconductor region that is of a conductivity type different from the first-conductivity-type and that is formed in the first semiconductor region, a second-conductivity-type third semiconductor region in contact with the second semiconductor region on a surface of the semiconductor substrate, and a first-conductivity-type fourth semiconductor region that includes the recessed portions. The second semiconductor region and the third semiconductor region are surrounded by the fourth semiconductor region on the surface of the semiconductor substrate. The insulators on the recessed portions extend through the fourth semiconductor region and are in contact with the first semiconductor region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2017
    Publication date: November 30, 2017
    Inventors: Tatsuya Suzuki, Masanori Ogura, Takanori Suzuki, Jun Iba
  • Publication number: 20170345857
    Abstract: A photoelectric conversion apparatus includes a semiconductor substrate having one principle surface including recessed portions, and insulation bodies in the recessed portions. The semiconductor substrate includes photoelectric conversion elements each of which includes a first semiconductor region of a first conductivity type, a second semiconductor region of a second conductivity type, and a third semiconductor region of the second conductivity type which has at least a portion disposed nearer to the principle surface relative to the second semiconductor region. The second semiconductor region has a polarity of signal charge. The second semiconductor region is in contact with the first and third semiconductor regions. Signal charge paths are disposed between the recessed portions in a cross section perpendicular to the principle surface. At least one of the second and third semiconductor regions is positioned in directions of at least two of the signal charge paths.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2017
    Publication date: November 30, 2017
    Inventors: Tatsuya Suzuki, Toru Koizumi, Masanori Ogura, Takanori Suzuki, Jun Iba
  • Publication number: 20170289386
    Abstract: In a line sensor including color filters that are periodically disposed in a light-receiving-element row, a problem called a “mixture of colors” occurs. A “mixture of colors” occurs when light that has been transmitted through a color filter differing from a color filter corresponding to a light receiving element is incident upon the light receiving element. In a CMOS sensor 107 including a light-receiving-element row in which a plurality of photodiodes 1204 are disposed side by side in a main scanning direction and a plurality of color filters 1202 that are disposed in correspondence with the plurality of photodiodes 1204, the center of each color filter 1202 is displaced in a direction of the center of the light-receiving-element row from the center of the photodiode 1204 corresponding to the color filter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2017
    Publication date: October 5, 2017
    Inventors: Daisuke Akagi, Masanori Ogura, Jun Iba, Atsushi Furubayashi
  • Publication number: 20170284087
    Abstract: Providing an overturn preventing device which is easy in handling such as carrying. The overturn preventing device includes a damper, a first base portion, a second base portion and a connecting tool. The damper is mounted between a top surface of furniture and a ceiling. An expansion force of compressed gas filling a cylinder is applied to the damper in a direction such that a length of the damper is increased. The first base portion is rotatably connected to one of two ends of the damper and has a first abutting surface which abuts against the top surface of the furniture. The second base portion is rotatably connected to the other end of the damper and has a second abutting surface which abuts against the ceiling. The connecting tool maintains a folded state in which the damper is contracted so that the first base portion and the second base portion come close to each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2015
    Publication date: October 5, 2017
    Applicant: KYB CORPORATION
    Inventors: Eiro FUJITA, Yasushi SAITO, Masanori OGURA, Teruhiko INOUE, Kenji ISSHIN, Keita ABE
  • Publication number: 20170251811
    Abstract: Providing an overturn preventing device which can be mounted to an article such as furniture irrespective of an installation location of the article and which can prevent the article from being overturned by quakes of an earthquake or the like. The overturn preventing device includes a plurality of dampers mounted between a top surface of the furniture installed on a floor surface and a ceiling. The dampers are compression damper that has a smaller damping force generated during an extending operation than a damping force generated during a compressing operation. The dampers have respective axis lines extending from a ceiling side to the top surface side of the furniture, and the axis lines are downwardly inclined and extend in a plurality of directions in a planar view as viewed from above when the dampers are mounted between the top surface of the furniture and the ceiling.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2015
    Publication date: September 7, 2017
    Applicant: KYB CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shinichi SEKINE, Eiro FUJITA, Yasushi SAITO, Masanori OGURA, Teruhiko INOUE, Kenji ISSHIN, Keita ABE
  • Publication number: 20170231389
    Abstract: Providing an overturn preventing device which can easily be mounted between a top surface of a piece of furniture and a ceiling while an axis line of a damper relative to a vertical direction is inclined at an angle ranging from 15° to 25°. The overturn preventing device includes a damper, a first base portion and a second base portion. The first base portion has a first abutting surface and a first connection. The first base portion is mounted on the top surface of the furniture. The second base portion has a second abutting surface and a second connection. The second base portion is mounted on the ceiling. A relation, X+L sin 15°?Y?X+L sin 25°, is obtained where reference symbol X designates a distance from the first abutting surface to the first connection, reference symbol L designates a length of the damper and reference symbol Y designates a distance from the second abutting surface the second connection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2015
    Publication date: August 17, 2017
    Applicant: KYB CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shinichi SEKINE, Eiro FUJITA, Yasushi SAITO, Masanori OGURA, Teruhiko INOUE, Kenji ISSHIN, Keita ABE
  • Publication number: 20170237915
    Abstract: A photoelectric conversion device includes a pixel array including pixels arranged in rows and columns, each of the pixels being configured to output a pixel signal, and including an optical filter and a photoelectric conversion unit, wherein the optical filters of different colors are arranged for each rows and each columns, a holding circuit including first holding units for each of the columns, the first holding units being configured to respectively hold the pixel signals read out from the pixels including the optical filters of different colors in one column of the pixel array in parallel, an output signal line, and a readout circuit configured to successively read out the pixel signals of pixels including the optical filters of the same color from the first holding units for each of the columns to the output signal line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2017
    Publication date: August 17, 2017
    Inventors: Masanori Ogura, Jun Iba
  • Publication number: 20170231390
    Abstract: Providing an overturn preventing device which can successfully prevent overturn of an article. The overturn preventing device includes a damper mounted between a piece of furniture and a ceiling and a setting member connected to both ends of the damper. The setting member has a first setting part body and a second setting part body. The first and second setting part bodies and of the setting member are spread when the overturn preventing device is mounted between the furniture and the ceiling. The setting member assumes such a shape as to extend in one direction when the first and second setting part bodies and are unspread.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2015
    Publication date: August 17, 2017
    Applicant: KYB CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yasuo TSUYUKI, Masakazu NAKAZATO, Shinichi SEKINE, Masanori OGURA, Teruhiko INOUE, Kenji ISSHIN, Keita ABE
  • Publication number: 20170133417
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to prevent a sensitivity difference between pixels. There are disposed plural unit cells each including plural photodiodes 101A and 101B, plural transfer MOSFETs 102A and 102B arranged corresponding to the plural photodiodes, respectively, and a common MOSFET 104 which amplifies and outputs signals read from the plural photodiodes. Each pair within the unit cell, composed of the photodiode and the transfer MOSFET provided corresponding to the photodiode, has translational symmetry with respect to one another. Within the unit cell, there are included a reset MOSFET and selecting MOSFET.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2017
    Publication date: May 11, 2017
    Inventors: HIROKI HIYAMA, MASANORI OGURA, SEIICHIRO SAKAI