Patents by Inventor Nobuyuki Kondo

Nobuyuki Kondo 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: 10995831
    Abstract: A lens barrel includes a stationary barrel, a rotary barrel, and a movable barrel. The movable barrel includes a cam follower fitted to a straight groove in the stationary barrel and a cam groove in the rotary barrel. The surface of the cam follower to be in contact with the inner wall surface of the cam groove and the surface of the cam follower to be in contact with the inner wall surface of the straight groove have an arc shape convex toward the outside, and the cam follower is in point contact with the inner wall surfaces of the cam groove and the straight groove. The cam follower includes a first slit that is cut in from the distal end toward a proximal end thereof in parallel to an axis and a second slitcut in from an outer peripheral portion of the cam follower toward an inner peripheral portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Nobuyuki Kondo
  • Patent number: 10924646
    Abstract: There are provided a camera system, a lens unit, and a camera body that can improve feeling and sound to be given to an operator at the time of mounting of the lens unit and the time of operation of the lens unit. A camera system includes a lens unit that includes a lens mount and a camera body that includes a body mount. The lens mount includes a lens-reference surface that is to be in contact with the body mount, a cylindrical portion that extends toward the body mount from the lens-reference surface, and a plurality of bayonet claws that are provided in a circumferential direction of the cylindrical portion and extend outward in a radial direction. The body mount includes a body-reference surface that is to be in contact with the lens-reference surface, a body claw that is to be engaged with the bayonet claws, and an elastic member that has a contact surface to be in contact with the cylindrical portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Nobuyuki Kondo
  • Publication number: 20210003907
    Abstract: There are provided a cam follower of which the amount of elastic deformation can be appropriately restricted with simple configuration and which can be easily manufactured and a lens barrel. A cam follower (100) includes a hollow cam follower body (110) of which a distal end is open, a first slit (130) that is cut toward a proximal end from the distal end of the cam follower body (110), and a second slit (140) that is cut toward an inner peripheral portion from an outer peripheral portion of the cam follower body (110) in a direction orthogonal to an axis. Protruding portions (150) are provided on both inner wall surfaces of the first slit (130) at a distal end portion of the first slit. The protruding portions (150) restrict deformation of the cam follower body (110) equal to or larger than a defined amount of deformation in a radial direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2020
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Nobuyuki KONDO
  • Publication number: 20200200240
    Abstract: There are provided a lens barrel and a cam follower that can appropriately prevent the occurrence of backlash and can be smoothly operated while relaxing the requirements for machining accuracy. The lens barrel includes a stationary barrel, a rotary barrel, and a movable barrel, and moves the movable barrel along an optical axis by the rotation of the rotary barrel relative to the stationary barrel. The movable barrel includes a cam follower (100) which has a hollow shape and of which a distal end is open; and the cam follower (100) is fitted to a straight groove provided in the stationary barrel and a cam groove provided in the rotary barrel. The cam follower (100) includes a press-fitting portion provided at a proximal end portion thereof, and is mounted on the movable barrel through the press-fitting portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2020
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Nobuyuki KONDO
  • Patent number: 10571780
    Abstract: A lens unit includes an optical system that includes at least one lens, a lens barrel that receives the optical system, and a lens mount that is provided on one end side of the lens barrel and is fastened to a body mount provided on a camera.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Nobuyuki Kondo, Kentaro Tokiwa
  • Publication number: 20190271826
    Abstract: There are provided a lens unit, a camera system, and an elastic member that can prevent an annular elastic member from being entangled. The lens unit includes an optical system that includes at least one lens, a lens barrel that receives the optical system, a lens mount that is provided on one end side of the lens barrel and includes a plurality of bayonet claws, and an annular elastic member that is mounted on the lens mount. The elastic member includes a protruding portion that is positioned on the one end side and protrudes inward in a radial direction, and a dent that is positioned on an outer peripheral side opposite to the protruding portion so as to be closer to the other end side than the protruding portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2019
    Publication date: September 5, 2019
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Nobuyuki KONDO
  • Publication number: 20190222730
    Abstract: There are provided a camera system, a lens unit, and a camera body that can improve feeling and sound to be given to an operator at the time of mounting of the lens unit and the time of operation of the lens unit. A camera system includes a lens unit that includes a lens mount and a camera body that includes a body mount. The lens mount includes a lens-reference surface that is to be in contact with the body mount, a cylindrical portion that extends toward the body mount from the lens-reference surface, and a plurality of bayonet claws that are provided in a circumferential direction of the cylindrical portion and extend outward in a radial direction. The body mount includes a body-reference surface that is to be in contact with the lens-reference surface, a body claw that is to be engaged with the bayonet claws, and an elastic member that has a contact surface to be in contact with the cylindrical portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Nobuyuki KONDO
  • Publication number: 20190212634
    Abstract: A lens unit includes an optical system that includes at least one lens, a lens barrel that receives the optical system, and a lens mount that is provided on one end side of the lens barrel and is fastened to a body mount provided on a camera.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2019
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Nobuyuki KONDO, Kentaro TOKIWA
  • Patent number: 10237991
    Abstract: An electronic component is provided with a housing, a conductive terminal loaded on the housing, and an external conductive member loaded on the housing. A gap between the external conductive member and the conductive terminal is defined by a protrusion formed on the housing or the external conductive member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Molex, LLC
    Inventors: Nobuyuki Kondo, Toshihiro Niitsu
  • Patent number: 10168603
    Abstract: An optical member driving apparatus includes an optical member for changing an optical path, a plurality of actuators each having a movable member which is controlled to move in one direction, a plurality of connecting members which connect edge portions of the optical member positioned on two axes orthogonal to each other and the movable members of the plurality of actuators, respectively, a position detector for detecting a moving amount of the movable member of each actuator and outputting a detection signal indicating the moving amount, and a controller for controlling movement of the movable member of each actuator based on the detection signal from the position detector so as to keep an intersection point of the two axes at constant position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takaaki Gyoten, Nobuyuki Kondo, Ken Mashitani
  • Publication number: 20180153045
    Abstract: An electronic component is provided with a housing, a conductive terminal loaded on the housing, and an external conductive member loaded on the housing. A gap between the external conductive member and the conductive terminal is defined by a protrusion formed on the housing or the external conductive member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2017
    Publication date: May 31, 2018
    Applicant: Molex, LLC
    Inventors: Nobuyuki KONDO, Toshihiro NIITSU
  • Publication number: 20160306269
    Abstract: An optical member driving apparatus includes an optical member for changing an optical path, a plurality of actuators each having a movable member which is controlled to move in one direction, a plurality of connecting members which connect edge portions of the optical member positioned on two axes orthogonal to each other and the movable members of the plurality of actuators, respectively, a position detector for detecting a moving amount of the movable member of each actuator and outputting a detection signal indicating the moving amount, and a controller for controlling movement of the movable member of each actuator based on the detection signal from the position detector so as to keep an intersection point of the two axes at constant position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2016
    Publication date: October 20, 2016
    Inventors: Takaaki GYOTEN, Nobuyuki KONDO, Ken MASHITANI
  • Patent number: 9437463
    Abstract: A heating apparatus includes a susceptor having a heating face of heating a semiconductor and a supporting part joined with a back face of the susceptor. The susceptor comprises a ceramic material comprising magnesium, aluminum, oxygen and nitrogen as main components. The material comprises a main phase comprising magnesium-aluminum oxynitride phase exhibiting an XRD peak at least in 2?=47 to 50° by CuK? X-ray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: NGK Insulators, Ltd.
    Inventors: Nobuyuki Kondo, Morimichi Watanabe, Asumi Jindo, Yuji Katsuda, Yosuke Sato, Yoshinori Isoda
  • Patent number: 9287144
    Abstract: A heating apparatus 1A includes a susceptor part 9A having a heating face 9a of heating a semiconductor W, and a ring shaped part 6A provided in the outside of the heating face 9a. The ring shaped part 6A is composed of a ceramic material comprising magnesium, aluminum, oxygen and nitrogen as main components. The ceramic material comprises a main phase comprising magnesium-aluminum oxynitride phase exhibiting an XRD peak at least in 2?=47 to 50° taken by using CuK? ray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: NGK Insulators, Ltd.
    Inventors: Nobuyuki Kondo, Morimichi Watanabe, Asumi Jindo, Yuji Katsuda, Yosuke Sato, Yoshinori Isoda
  • Patent number: 9245775
    Abstract: A heating apparatus 11A includes a susceptor having a heating face 12a of heating a semiconductor. The susceptor includes a plate shaped main body 13 and a surface corrosion resistant layer 14 including the heating face. The surface corrosion resistant layer 14 is made of a ceramic material comprising magnesium, aluminum, oxygen and nitrogen as main components. The ceramic material comprises a main phase comprising magnesium-aluminum oxynitride phase exhibiting an XRD peak at least in 2?=47 to 50° by CuK? X-ray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: NGK Insulators, Ltd.
    Inventors: Nobuyuki Kondo, Morimichi Watanabe, Asumi Jindo, Yuji Katsuda, Yosuke Sato, Yoshinori Isoda
  • Patent number: 9200601
    Abstract: A charge pipe passage includes: a first engine-side pipe passage part which extends vertically; a second engine-side pipe passage part which is connected to a lower end of the first engine-side pipe passage part on one side in the vehicle widthwise direction and extends from one side to the other side in the vehicle widthwise direction above the engine body; and a third engine-side pipe passage part which is communicably connected to the second engine-side pipe passage part on the other side in the vehicle widthwise direction and is connected to the engine body, and at least a part of the charge pipe passage between a frame-side support part and an engine-side support part is formed of an elastic tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Nobuyuki Kondo, Hiroshi Inaoka, Teruhide Yamanishi, Kazuo Fujihara, Toshinao Takigawa, Toshiyuki Hyodo, Masaaki Ogawa
  • Patent number: D820341
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Kentaro Tokiwa, Nobuyuki Kondo
  • Patent number: D831093
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Kentaro Tokiwa, Nobuyuki Kondo
  • Patent number: D838765
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Kentaro Tokiwa, Nobuyuki Kondo
  • Patent number: D838766
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Kentaro Tokiwa, Nobuyuki Kondo