Patents by Inventor Munekatsu Fukuyama

Munekatsu Fukuyama 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: 20200357838
    Abstract: Provided is a laminated lens structure capable of corresponding various optical parameters. The laminated lens structure includes at least one or more sheets of first lens-attached substrates and at least one or more sheets of second lens-attached substrates as a lens-attached substrate including a lens resin portion that forms a lens, and a carrier substrate that carries the lens resin portion. The carrier substrate of the first lens-attached substrates is constituted by laminating a plurality of sheets of carrier configuration substrates in a thickness direction, and the carrier substrate of the second lens-attached substrates is constituted by one sheet of carrier configuration substrate. For example, the present technology is applicable to a camera module and the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2018
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Applicant: SONY SEMICONDUCTOR SOLUTIONS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Munekatsu FUKUYAMA, Hirotaka YOSHIOKA, Kunihiko HIKICHI, Atsushi YAMAMOTO, Kaori TAKIMOTO, Minoru ISHIDA
  • Patent number: 10669150
    Abstract: [Object] To provide an electrostatic device capable of improving device characteristics. [Solving Means] An electrostatic device according to an embodiment of the present technology includes an electrically conductive base material, a first conductor layer, a second conductor layer, and a bonding layer. The first conductor layer includes a first electrode portion and a first base portion and is connected to a signal line. The first base portion supports the first electrode portion and is disposed on the base material. The second conductor layer includes a second electrode portion and a second base portion and is connected to a reference potential. The second electrode portion is opposed to the first electrode portion in a first axis direction and configured to be movable relative to the first electrode portion in the first axis direction. The second base portion supports the second electrode portion and is disposed on the base material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Akira Akiba, Mitsuo Hashimoto, Shinya Morita, Munekatsu Fukuyama
  • Publication number: 20190369355
    Abstract: There is provided a camera module including a stacked lens structure including a plurality of lens substrates. The plurality of lens substrates includes a first lens substrate including a first lens that is disposed at an inner side of a through-hole formed in the first lens substrate, and a second lens substrate including a second lens that is disposed at an inner side of a through-hole formed in the second lens substrate, wherein the first lens substrate is directly bonded to the second lens substrate. The camera module further includes an electromagnetic drive unit configured to adjust a distance between the stacked lens structure and a light-receiving element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2018
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Applicant: SONY SEMICONDUCTOR SOLUTIONS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Munekatsu FUKUYAMA, Hiroyasu MATSUGAI, Hiroyuki ITOU, Suguru SAITO, Keiji OHSHIMA, Masanori IWASAKI, Toshihiko HAYASHI, Shuzo SATO, Nobutoshi FUJII, Hiroshi TAZAWA, Toshiaki SHIRAIWA, Yusuke MORIYA, Minoru ISHIDA
  • Publication number: 20190248645
    Abstract: [Object] To provide an electrostatic device capable of improving device characteristics. [Solving Means] An electrostatic device according to an embodiment of the present technology includes an electrically conductive base material, a first conductor layer, a second conductor layer, and a bonding layer. The first conductor layer includes a first electrode portion and a first base portion and is connected to a signal line. The first base portion supports the first electrode portion and is disposed on the base material. The second conductor layer includes a second electrode portion and a second base portion and is connected to a reference potential. The second electrode portion is opposed to the first electrode portion in a first axis direction and configured to be movable relative to the first electrode portion in the first axis direction. The second base portion supports the second electrode portion and is disposed on the base material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2019
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Akira Akiba, Mitsuo Hashimoto, Shinya Morita, Munekatsu Fukuyama
  • Patent number: 10287160
    Abstract: [Object] To provide an electrostatic device capable of improving device characteristics. [Solving Means] An electrostatic device according to an embodiment of the present technology includes an electrically conductive base material, a first conductor layer, a second conductor layer, and a bonding layer. The first conductor layer includes a first electrode portion and a first base portion and is connected to a signal line. The first base portion supports the first electrode portion and is disposed on the base material. The second conductor layer includes a second electrode portion and a second base portion and is connected to a reference potential. The second electrode portion is opposed to the first electrode portion in a first axis direction and configured to be movable relative to the first electrode portion in the first axis direction. The second base portion supports the second electrode portion and is disposed on the base material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Akira Akiba, Mitsuo Hashimoto, Shinya Morita, Munekatsu Fukuyama
  • Patent number: 9953128
    Abstract: Disclosed is an identification apparatus including an acquisition unit configured to acquire power generation information from a power generation unit; and an identification unit configured to identify a behavior characteristic in accordance with the power generation information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Takao Maruyama, Masakazu Yajima, Munekatsu Fukuyama, Yohei Fukuma
  • Publication number: 20170183219
    Abstract: [Object] To provide an electrostatic device capable of improving device characteristics. [Solving Means] An electrostatic device according to an embodiment of the present technology includes an electrically conductive base material, a first conductor layer, a second conductor layer, and a bonding layer. The first conductor layer includes a first electrode portion and a first base portion and is connected to a signal line. The first base portion supports the first electrode portion and is disposed on the base material. The second conductor layer includes a second electrode portion and a second base portion and is connected to a reference potential. The second electrode portion is opposed to the first electrode portion in a first axis direction and configured to be movable relative to the first electrode portion in the first axis direction. The second base portion supports the second electrode portion and is disposed on the base material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2015
    Publication date: June 29, 2017
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Akira Akiba, Mitsuo Hashimoto, Shinya Morita, Munekatsu Fukuyama
  • Patent number: 9446937
    Abstract: A functional device includes: a substrate; and a movable section configured to be held by the substrate and to be movable along a first direction in a surface of the substrate, in which the movable section includes a plurality of first shaft portions with relatively high rigidity, the plurality of first shaft portions are arranged side by side to extend along the first direction and to be line-symmetric to one another, and protrusions configured to brake the movable section are provided on substantially extended lines of the first shaft portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Akira Akiba, Mitsuo Hashimoto, Munekatsu Fukuyama
  • Publication number: 20150183636
    Abstract: A functional device includes: a substrate; and a movable section configured to be held by the substrate and to be movable along a first direction in a surface of the substrate, in which the movable section includes a plurality of first shaft portions with relatively high rigidity, the plurality of first shaft portions are arranged side by side to extend along the first direction and to be line-symmetric to one another, and protrusions configured to brake the movable section are provided on substantially extended lines of the first shaft portions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2014
    Publication date: July 2, 2015
    Inventors: Akira Akiba, Mitsuo Hashimoto, Munekatsu Fukuyama
  • Publication number: 20110038544
    Abstract: An image processing device detecting a skin area representing the skin of a person from an image obtained by imaging an object, includes: imaging means for imaging the object; first illumination means for radiating light having a first wavelength from first and second positions determined based on the position of the imaging means; second illumination means for radiating light having a second wavelength different from the first wavelength from third and fourth positions determined based on the position of the imaging means; and detection means for detecting the skin area on either a first image obtained through imaging of the object performed by illuminating the object with the light having the first wavelength or a second image obtained through imaging of the object performed by illuminating the object with the light having the second wavelength.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2010
    Publication date: February 17, 2011
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Taketoshi SEKINE, Munekatsu Fukuyama, Nobuhiro Saijo
  • Patent number: 6859789
    Abstract: An information recording medium and information processing device capable of preventing recording and reproduction of information by unauthorized users not possessing a genuine licensed disk device. A public key for a particular medium and a secret key are recorded on a medium and, a secret key for deciphering the encoding is recorded on a normally inaccessible region of the medium to prevent a user from downloading and altering the secret key with external commands. Information encoded by the public key of a particular device can only be decoded by the secret key of this device or a decipher key decodable only by the secret key, and recording or reproduction of decoded data is only possible on the genuine licensed device, and illegal recording or reproduction of data can therefore be prevented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2005
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Nobuhiro Hayashi, Munekatsu Fukuyama
  • Patent number: 6754155
    Abstract: An information recording medium and information processing device are provided so that recording medium-identifying ID information cannot be rewritten. Unique ID information specific to a recording medium is recorded in a servo zone, which is not a data zone in which data recording/reproduction can be performed. After the medium is installed in the disk drive, a user cannot rewrite the recorded ID information and can only read it. When information distributed via a network is stored in a storage device, the ID in the servo zone is verified so that the information can be stored in the storage device only when the storage device is properly licensed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2004
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Nobuhiro Hayashi, Hiroaki Yada, Munekatsu Fukuyama
  • Patent number: 5959798
    Abstract: A recording/reproducing apparatus for a magneto-resistive (MR) head having a playback amplifier, including a capacitor for a dc feedback low-pass filter for do feedback to an initial-stage transistor, and a differential amplifier (gm amplifier), and a switching device for the gm amplifier and for the initial-stage amplifier operable at the time of recording/playback switching. The timing of the switching device is deviated for shortening the switching time interval. To this end, an output of the initial-stage transistor of a playback amplifier for a MR head is compared to reference voltage Vref by a gm amplifier and the low-pass filter is constituted by transconductance gm of the gm amplifier and the capacitance of the capacitor, with the dc output of the gm amplifier being fed back to the base of the initial-stage amplifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 1995
    Date of Patent: September 28, 1999
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Yasuo Sasaki, Munekatsu Fukuyama, Kazuo Kurihara
  • Patent number: 5940235
    Abstract: A recording/reproducing apparatus for a magneto-resistive (MR) head having a playback amplifier, including a capacitor for a dc feedback low-pass filter for dc feedback to an initial-stage transistor, and a differential amplifier (gm amplifier), and a switching device for the gm amplifier and for the initial-stage amplifier operable at the time of recording/playback switching. The timing of the switching device is deviated for shortening the switching time interval. To this end, an output of the initial-stage transistor of a playback amplifier for a MR head is compared to reference voltage Vref by a gm amplifier and the low-pass filter is constituted by transconductance gm of the gm amplifier and the capacitance of the capacitor, with the dc output of the gm amplifier being fed back to the base of the initial-stage amplifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 1994
    Date of Patent: August 17, 1999
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Yasuo Sasaki, Munekatsu Fukuyama, Kazuo Kurihara
  • Patent number: 5872691
    Abstract: A thin-film magnetic head, a magnetoresistance effect magnetic head and an MR inductive head are disclosed. The thin-film magnetic head has one of thin-film magnetic cores stacked on a substrate and formed of two magnetic films and a non-magnetic film held between them, with a current flowing through the thin-film magnetic core in the direction of hard axis thereof. The magnetoresistance effect magnetic head has one of a pair of shield cores having a magnetoresistive element between them formed of two magnetic films and a non-magnetic film held between them, the magnetoresistive element being electrically connected to the shield core, with a sense current flowing through the shield core. The current flowing through the one shield core via the magnetoresistive element is preferably an AC of decrement amplitude for demagnetizing the shield core along with a DC sense current.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 1997
    Date of Patent: February 16, 1999
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Munekatsu Fukuyama, Yasuo Sasaki, Yutaka Soda, Koji Fukumoto, Tetsuo Sekiya
  • Patent number: 5828510
    Abstract: A highly reliable magnetic record playback apparatus utilizes an independent magnetic clock pattern region and a pattern set region to provide a common timing reference between a data recording region and its adjacent tracks. In the apparatus, the pattern set region provides a reference point so that the circumferential location of the magnetic pattern region can be determined. In one embodiment, the apparatus includes elements for playback of reproduced information recorded on a magnetic disk and an arrangement which provides for the generation of a data existing point clock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 1997
    Date of Patent: October 27, 1998
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroaki Yada, Nobuhiro Hayashi, Takamichi Yamakoshi, Munekatsu Fukuyama
  • Patent number: 5828509
    Abstract: A highly reliable magnetic recording and playback apparatus utilizes an independent magnetic clock pattern region and a pattern set region to provide a common timing reference between a data recording region and its adjacent tracks. In the apparatus, the pattern set region provides a reference point so that the circumferential location of the magnetic pattern region can be determined. In one embodiment, the apparatus includes elements for playback of reproduced information recorded on a magnetic disk and an arrangement which provides for the generation of a data existing point clock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 1995
    Date of Patent: October 27, 1998
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroaki Yada, Nobuhiro Hayashi, Takamichi Yamakoshi, Munekatsu Fukuyama
  • Patent number: 5822159
    Abstract: A thin-film magnetic head, a magnetoresistance effect magnetic head and an MR inductive head are disclosed. The thin-film magnetic head has one of thin-film magnetic cores stacked on a substrate and formed of two magnetic films and a non-magnetic film held between them, with a current flowing through the thin-film magnetic core in the direction of hard axis thereof. The magnetoresistance effect magnetic head has one of a pair of shield cores having a magnetoresistive element between them formed of two magnetic films and a non-magnetic film held between them, the magnetoresistive element being electrically connected to the shield core, with a sense current flowing through the shield core. The current flowing through the one shield core via the magnetoresistive element is preferably an AC of decrement amplitude for demagnetizing the shield core along with a DC sense current.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 1997
    Date of Patent: October 13, 1998
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Munekatsu Fukuyama, Yasuo Sasaki, Yutaka Soda, Koji Fukumoto, Tetsuo Sekiya
  • Patent number: 5786954
    Abstract: A highly reliable magnetic recording and playback apparatus utilizes an independent magnetic clock pattern region and a pattern set region to provide a common timing reference between a data recording region and its adjacent tracks. In the apparatus, the pattern set region provides a reference point so that the circumferential location of the magnetic pattern region can be determined. In one embodiment, the apparatus includes elements for playback of reproduced information recorded on a magnetic disk and an arrangement which provides for the generation of a data existing point clock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 1997
    Date of Patent: July 28, 1998
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroaki Yada, Nobuhiro Hayashi, Takamichi Yamakoshi, Munekatsu Fukuyama
  • Patent number: 5689225
    Abstract: A method for driving a magneto-resistive effect element in which a bias magnetic field is applied by a bias conductor fed with a bias current to a magneto-resistive effect element whose resistivity is changed with an impressed magnetic field, wherein the improvement comprises supplying to said bias conductor a pulsed initial current having a pulse crest value higher than the bias current value prior to supplying said bias current. The MR head can be operated with MR characteristics with stable output and with highly sensitive MR characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 1996
    Date of Patent: November 18, 1997
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Yutaka Soda, Munekatsu Fukuyama, Jin Sato, Kiyoshi Ota