Patents by Inventor Shigehiro Torii

Shigehiro Torii 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: 11550207
    Abstract: An image capturing apparatus includes a first mount portion and a first cylindrical member that has a color different from a color of the first mount portion and is disposed in a circumferential direction of the first mount portion, an accessory includes an exterior portion, a second mount portion, and a second cylindrical member having a color different from a color of the second mount portion and similar to a color of the first cylindrical member and disposed in a circumferential direction of the second mount portion, and in a state where the accessory is attached to the image capturing apparatus, reference surfaces of the first mount portion and the second mount portion are in contact with each other, and the first cylindrical member and the second cylindrical member are externally exposed regardless of whether the accessory is attached to or detached from the image capturing apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Haruhisa Ueda, Kazuaki Yamana, Haruki Ota, Seishiro Takano, Masahisa Tamura, Kunihiko Sasaki, Katsuhiro Inoue, Toru Matsumoto, Shigehiro Torii, Toshinori Yamazaki
  • Publication number: 20220011534
    Abstract: A lens barrel includes a lens and a holding barrel configured to hold the lens. The holding barrel includes a holding unit configured to hold the lens, a plurality of adhesion portions at which the lens held by the holding unit is fixed to the holding barrel by an adhesive, and a plurality of caulking portions at which the lens held by the holding unit is fixed to the holding barrel by caulking the lens. Each of the plurality of adhesion portions and each of the plurality of caulking portions are spaced apart in a circumferential direction of the holding barrel, on a plane orthogonal to an optical axis of the lens.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2021
    Publication date: January 13, 2022
    Inventor: Shigehiro Torii
  • Publication number: 20210302806
    Abstract: A lens apparatus includes a holding barrel configured to hold a lens, an operation member, an exterior barrel configured to hold the operation member rotatably around an optical axis, and a fixed barrel. When the holding barrel and the exterior barrel move in an optical axis direction relative to the fixed barrel, an imaging state and a retracted state are switchable. When the operation member is rotated in one direction in each of the imaging and retracted states, the operation member gets engaged with the fixed barrel and the state gets locked. When the operation member is rotated in the other direction around the optical axis, the operation member gets disengaged from the fixed barrel, and the imaging state or the retracted state gets unlocked and switchable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2021
    Publication date: September 30, 2021
    Inventor: Shigehiro Torii
  • Patent number: 11086096
    Abstract: A lens apparatus includes a first cam follower engaged with a cam groove and a first rectilinear groove, and configured to move forward and backward in an optical axis direction of the lens apparatus with rotation of the cam barrel, a second movable member including a second cam follower engaged with the cam groove and a second rectilinear groove, and configured to move forward and backward in the optical axis direction with rotation of the cam barrel, a contacting member provided on the first movable member, and a biasing member configured to bias the contacting member. The contacting member includes a first contacting portion that contacts the second movable member, the second movable member includes a second contacting portion that contacts the first contacting portion, and at least one of the first contacting portion and the second contacting portion inclines to the optical axis direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Shigehiro Torii
  • Publication number: 20210132472
    Abstract: An image capturing apparatus includes a first mount portion and a first cylindrical member that has a color different from a color of the first mount portion and is disposed in a circumferential direction of the first mount portion, an accessory includes an exterior portion, a second mount portion, and a second cylindrical member having a color different from a color of the second mount portion and similar to a color of the first cylindrical member and disposed in a circumferential direction of the second mount portion, and in a state where the accessory is attached to the image capturing apparatus, reference surfaces of the first mount portion and the second mount portion are in contact with each other, and the first cylindrical member and the second cylindrical member are externally exposed regardless of whether the accessory is attached to or detached from the image capturing apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2021
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Inventors: Haruhisa Ueda, Kazuaki Yamana, Haruki Ota, Seishiro Takano, Masahisa Tamura, Kunihiko Sasaki, Katsuhiro Inoue, Toru Matsumoto, Shigehiro Torii, Toshinori Yamazaki
  • Publication number: 20190391359
    Abstract: A lens apparatus includes a first cam follower engaged with a cam groove and a first rectilinear groove, and configured to move forward and backward in an optical axis direction of the lens apparatus with rotation of the cam barrel, a second movable member including a second cam follower engaged with the cam groove and a second rectilinear groove, and configured to move forward and backward in the optical axis direction with rotation of the cam barrel, a contacting member provided on the first movable member, and a biasing member configured to bias the contacting member. The contacting member includes a first contacting portion that contacts the second movable member, the second movable member includes a second contacting portion that contacts the first contacting portion, and at least one of the first contacting portion and the second contacting portion inclines to the optical axis direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2019
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Inventor: Shigehiro Torii
  • Patent number: D899485
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masahisa Tamura, Katsuhiro Inoue, Kunihiko Sasaki, Shigehiro Torii, Toshinori Yamazaki, Toru Matsumoto
  • Patent number: D899486
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masahisa Tamura, Katsuhiro Inoue, Kunihiko Sasaki, Shigehiro Torii, Toshinori Yamazaki, Toru Matsumoto, Kazuaki Yamana, Masayasu Shigematsu
  • Patent number: D900193
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masahisa Tamura, Katsuhiro Inoue, Kunihiko Sasaki, Shigehiro Torii, Toshinori Yamazaki, Toru Matsumoto, Kazuaki Yamana, Masayasu Shigematsu
  • Patent number: D900194
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masahisa Tamura, Katsuhiro Inoue, Kunihiko Sasaki, Shigehiro Torii, Toshinori Yamazaki, Toru Matsumoto, Kazuaki Yamana, Masayasu Shigematsu
  • Patent number: D900195
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masahisa Tamura, Katsuhiro Inoue, Kunihiko Sasaki, Shigehiro Torii, Toshinori Yamazaki, Toru Matsumoto, Kazuaki Yamana, Masayasu Shigematsu
  • Patent number: D900196
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masahisa Tamura, Katsuhiro Inoue, Kunihiko Sasaki, Shigehiro Torii, Toshinori Yamazaki, Toru Matsumoto, Kazuaki Yamana, Masayasu Shigematsu
  • Patent number: D900197
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masahisa Tamura, Katsuhiro Inoue, Kunihiko Sasaki, Shigehiro Torii, Toshinori Yamazaki, Toru Matsumoto, Kazuaki Yamana, Masayasu Shigematsu
  • Patent number: D958224
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masahisa Tamura, Katsuhiro Inoue, Kunihiko Sasaki, Shigehiro Torii, Toshinori Yamazaki, Toru Matsumoto, Kazuaki Yamana, Masayasu Shigematsu
  • Patent number: D958225
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masahisa Tamura, Katsuhiro Inoue, Kunihiko Sasaki, Shigehiro Torii, Toshinori Yamazaki, Toru Matsumoto, Kazuaki Yamana, Masayasu Shigematsu
  • Patent number: D958226
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masahisa Tamura, Katsuhiro Inoue, Kunihiko Sasaki, Shigehiro Torii, Toshinori Yamazaki, Toru Matsumoto, Kazuaki Yamana, Masayasu Shigematsu
  • Patent number: D958227
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masahisa Tamura, Katsuhiro Inoue, Kunihiko Sasaki, Shigehiro Torii, Toshinori Yamazaki, Toru Matsumoto, Kazuaki Yamana, Masayasu Shigematsu
  • Patent number: D958869
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masahisa Tamura, Katsuhiro Inoue, Kunihiko Sasaki, Shigehiro Torii, Toshinori Yamazaki, Toru Matsumoto, Kazuaki Yamana, Masayasu Shigematsu
  • Patent number: D960962
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masahisa Tamura, Katsuhiro Inoue, Kunihiko Sasaki, Shigehiro Torii, Toshinori Yamazaki, Toru Matsumoto
  • Patent number: D963732
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masahisa Tamura, Katsuhiro Inoue, Kunihiko Sasaki, Shigehiro Torii, Toshinori Yamazaki, Toru Matsumoto, Kazuaki Yamana, Masayasu Shigematsu