Patents by Inventor Shigenori Goto

Shigenori Goto 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: 20050271630
    Abstract: A method for treating cancer having fewer side effects than conventional therapies and capable of improving a response ratio by combining a molecular targeting agent and an immuno-cell therapy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2005
    Publication date: December 8, 2005
    Applicant: MEDINET Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shigenori Goto, Kohji Egawa, Toru Kaneko
  • Publication number: 20020001465
    Abstract: A pseudo zoom camera, which utilizes a film cartridge provided with an information storing device, comprises a taking lens optical system for projecting an object image onto a portion of photographic film, which portion has been pulled out of the film cartridge. The camera also comprises a finder optical system capable of displaying an image of a field angle, which is different from the field angle of the object image formed by the taking lens optical system, in a predetermined region representing an image-recording range. A writing device writes information representing an image range ratio of the image, which is displayed in the predetermined region by the finder optical system, to the object image, the information being written on the information storing device of the film cartridge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2001
    Publication date: January 3, 2002
    Applicant: Fuji Photo Optical Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hideo Kobayashi, Kazunori Ohno, Katsuji Ozawa, Michio Cho, Yoichi Iwasaki, Kazuhiko Onda, Takao Koda, Shigenori Goto
  • Patent number: 6334028
    Abstract: A pseudo zoom camera, which utilizes a film cartridge provided with an information storing device, comprises a taking lens optical system for projecting an object image onto a portion of photographic film, which portion has been pulled out of the film cartridge. The camera also comprises a finder optical system capable of displaying an image of a field angle, which is different from the field angle of the object image formed by the taking lens optical system, in a predetermined region representing an image-recording range. A writing device writes information representing an image range ratio of the image, which is displayed in the predetermined region by the finder optical system, to the object image, the information being written on the information storing device of the film cartridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2001
    Assignees: Fuji Photo Optical Co., Ltd., Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hideo Kobayashi, Kazunori Ohno, Katsuji Ozawa, Michio Cho, Yoichi Iwasaki, Kazuhiko Onda, Takao K{overscore (o)}da, Shigenori Goto
  • Patent number: 6295419
    Abstract: A pseudo zoom camera, which utilizes a film cartridge provided with an information storing device, comprises a taking lens optical system for projecting an object image onto a portion of photographic film, which portion has been pulled out of the film cartridge. The camera also comprises a finder optical system capable of displaying an image of a field angle, which is different from the field angle of the object image formed by the taking lens optical system, in a predetermined region representing an image-recording range. A writing device writes information representing an image range ratio of the image, which is displayed in the predetermined region by the finder optical system, to the object image, the information being written on the information storing device of the film cartridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2001
    Assignees: Fuji Photo Optical Co., Ltd., Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hideo Kobayashi, Kazunori Ohno, Katsuji Ozawa, Michio Cho, Yoichi Iwasaki, Kazuhiko Onda, Takao K{overscore (o)}da, Shigenori Goto
  • Patent number: 6208812
    Abstract: A camera has a bar code reader for reading a bar code from a roll film loaded therein. Bar code data read from the bar code is checked out whether it has a proper format or not. If the bar code data read from the bar code of the loaded roll film is proper, the bar code data is written in a nonvolatile memory, and the camera is set up in accordance with the bar code data. The bar code data of the nonvolatile memory is renewed each time proper bar code data is obtained. If the bar code data read from the bar code of the loaded roll film is improper, a display device displays film data represented by bar code data having been stored in the nonvolatile memory, along with an error indicia. If the displayed film data is invalid for the loaded roll film, the photographer enters film data of the loaded roll film through manual operation switches. Then, the camera is set up with the manually entered film data. If no film data is manually entered, the camera is set up in accordance with the displayed film data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 1998
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2001
    Assignees: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd., Fuji Photo Optical Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tokuji Sato, Hisashi Hamada, Shiro Hashimoto, Shigenori Goto, Tatsuo Saito, Hiroyuki Arai, Akio Omiya, Makoto Akiba
  • Patent number: 6137957
    Abstract: A pseudo zoom camera, which utilizes a film cartridge provided with an information storing device, comprises a taking lens optical system for projecting an object image onto a portion of photographic film, which portion has been pulled out of the film cartridge. The camera also comprises a finder optical system capable of displaying an image of a field angle, which is different from the field angle of the object image formed by the taking lens optical system, in a predetermined region representing an image-recording range. A writing device writes information representing an image range ratio of the image, which is displayed in the predetermined region by the finder optical system, to the object image, the information being written on the information storing device of the film cartridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2000
    Assignees: Fuji Photo Optical Co., Ltd., Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hideo Kobayashi, Kazunori Ohno, Katsuji Ozawa, Michio Cho, Yoichi Iwasaki, Kazuhiko Onda, Takao Koda, Shigenori Goto
  • Patent number: 6072960
    Abstract: A camera has a memory for storing date information in a plurality of display patterns, the memory being capable of storing one of the plurality of display patterns as a home position, and a display for displaying the date information in the display pattern stored as the home position in the memory. The camera can display a desired display pattern readily and is excellent in operability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 1997
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2000
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Optical Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shigenori Goto, Akihiko Funaki
  • Patent number: 6061525
    Abstract: A Brownie camera is loadable with a 120- and 220-type roll photo film. The 120 type includes light-shielding backing paper overlaid on the entirety of the photo filmstrip, unlike the 220 type. An exposure aperture is formed in a camera body, and disposed between a photo film supply chamber and a photo film take-up chamber, for exposing the roll photo film. A pair of rails are disposed along respective two edges of the exposure aperture extending horizontally, and contact sides of an emulsion surface of the roll photo film. A pressure plate contacts a back of the roll photo film to position the roll photo film on a rear of the exposure aperture, and is disposed behind the exposure aperture to define a photo film passageway between the pressure plate and the rails. An external selector wheel is disposed outside the camera body, for selecting one of the 120 and 220 types.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 1997
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2000
    Assignees: Fuji Photo Optical Co., Ltd., Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hisashi Hamada, Nobuhiro Aoki, Shigenori Goto, Katsuhiko Yamamoto, Tokuji Sato
  • Patent number: 6050489
    Abstract: A bar code is provided on a Brownie film roll by printing black bar elements on a high-reflective obverse surface of an adhesive tape that secures a leading end of a filmstrip to a light-shielding paper. Spacings between the black bar elements form white bar elements. A reflective photo sensor scans the bar code while the light-shielding paper and the filmstrip are advanced in a camera. Signal level of the photo sensor is sampled, and at least one maximum value and one minimum value of the signal level are held. The sampled signal level is compared to threshold values to detect a leading edge of the adhesive tape, a leading edge of a first black bar element and borders between the bar elements. The threshold values for detecting the leading edge of the first black bar element and for detecting borders between the bar elements are seriatim revised according to the held maximum and minimum values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 1998
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2000
    Assignees: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd., Fuji Photo Optical Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shigenori Goto, Teruyoshi Makino, Hisashi Hamada, Tokuji Sato
  • Patent number: 6052538
    Abstract: A roll photo film includes a photo filmstrip having an effective exposure region in which plural frames are formable one after another. Light-shielding leader and trailer are disposed on respective ends of the photo filmstrip. The roll photo film is pre-wound with the trailer wound inwards and with the leader wound outwards. A bar code is prerecorded between a front end of the leader and the effective exposure region, represents information of an auto input photosensitivity value. A camera is used with the roll photo film. In the camera, a bar code reader reads the bar code to detect the auto input photosensitivity value. A photosensitivity dial is externally operable, and inputs a manual input photosensitivity value. A mode selector, in combination of a pointer and a movable indicia, is externally operable, and selects one of automatic and manual modes. The auto input photosensitivity value becomes effective when selecting the automatic mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 1997
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2000
    Assignees: Fuji Photo Optical Co., Ltd., Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shigenori Goto, Hisashi Hamada
  • Patent number: 6026250
    Abstract: A camera for use with a Brownie roll film having a bar code containing data about a roll film, such as a film speed and a roll film type. The bar code is printed on an adhesive tape which secures light-shielding paper to a leading end of a photo filmstrip of the roll film. As soon as the roll film is loaded with its leading end of the light-shielding paper secured to a take-up spool of the camera, the camera starts rotating the take-up spool and, simultaneously, a reflective photo sensor starts scanning. Based on output signal from the photo sensor and the transport amount of the filmstrip, a first frame exposure portion of the filmstrip is automatically positioned behind an exposure aperture. The number ofavailable exposures is derived from the roll film type data read from the bar code, and is displayed on an LCD panel. An automatic exposure control is effected while taking the film speed read from the bar code into consideration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 1997
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2000
    Assignees: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd., Fuji Photo Optical Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shigenori Goto, Hisashi Hamada, Shiro Hashimoto, Nobuhiro Aoki, Tokuji Sato
  • Patent number: 5918083
    Abstract: A camera is used with a Brownie photo film, which has a photo filmstrip on which plural frames are formable serially. A light-shielding leader is disposed on a front end of the photo filmstrip. A light-shielding trailer is disposed on a rear end of the photo filmstrip. The Brownie photo film is wound about a supply spool with the trailer positioned inside and with the leader positioned outside. In the camera, a photo film supply chamber is formed for loading of the Brownie photo film. A photo film take-up chamber has a take-up spool disposed in a rotatable manner, for winding the Brownie photo film from the photo film supply chamber. The take-up spool has a spool core, and an insertion slit for receiving insertion of the leader through the spool core. A drive shaft in the photo film supply chamber rotates the take-up spool, to transport the Brownie photo film to the photo film take-up chamber and wind the Brownie photo film about the take-up spool. A motor rotates the drive shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 1998
    Date of Patent: June 29, 1999
    Assignees: Fuji Photo Optical Co., Ltd., Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Nobuhiro Aoki, Shigenori Goto, Hisashi Hamada
  • Patent number: 5895130
    Abstract: An auto-focus camera performs a focusing and a photometry when a shutter button is half depressed in an auto-focus mode. In this case, when an MF button is depressed, a result value of the focusing is held as long as the MF button is depressed even if the shutter button is released. When the shutter button is depressed again, only the photometry is performed. On the other hand, when the MF button is depressed in a manual focus mode, an object distance can be set by an UP/DOWN dial which is also used for setting various kinds of photographing items. The MF button is used for maintaining an AF lock, and is used for instructing the setting of the object distance in the manual-focus mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 1996
    Date of Patent: April 20, 1999
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Optical Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tatsuo Saito, Shigenori Goto
  • Patent number: 5832321
    Abstract: In a camera of the present invention, when a shutter button is depressed half, a focusing and a photometry are executed. If the shutter button is held in a state of being depressed half, the results are retained. In this case, if an MF button is depressed, the photometry result is retained while the MF button 48 is being depressed, even if the shutter button is released. When the shutter button is depressed half again, only the photometry is performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 1996
    Date of Patent: November 3, 1998
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Optical Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tatsuo Saito, Shigenori Goto
  • Patent number: 5784654
    Abstract: A distance measuring apparatus according to the present invention comprises two types of distance measuring units, which are a first distance measuring unit of the active method for receiving reflected light of measuring light returning from an object and performing distance measurement based on a focused position thereof, and a second distance measuring unit of the passive method for receiving the natural light reflected by the object through two optical systems and performing the distance measurement based on two optical images thus obtained. The apparatus further has a luminance determining unit for determining a luminance of the external field from a photometry result, and a distance selecting device for selecting and outputting either one of distance measurement results obtained by the first distance measuring unit and second distance measuring unit as a proper distance value, based on the luminance of the external field determined by the luminance determining unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 1996
    Date of Patent: July 21, 1998
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Optical Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tatsuo Saito, Shigenori Goto
  • Patent number: 5758214
    Abstract: An UP/DOWN dial is used with at least one of switches including a back cover switch detecting whether the cover switch of the camera is opened or closed, so as to also serve as a switch for driving a feed motor by the manual operation. As a result, the number of switches can be reduced. That is, the switch for driving the feed motor by the manual operation is used only when the film is set in the camera (only when the back cover opens). Therefore, if the cover switch detects that the back cover opens, the UP/DOWN dial is operated regardless of the currently-set mode, so that the feed motor can be driven.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 1996
    Date of Patent: May 26, 1998
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Optical Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tatsuo Saito, Shigenori Goto
  • Patent number: 5666568
    Abstract: A lens cap in a camera is shaped so as to cover a distance measuring optical system when it is mounted on a taking lens. A photodiode array as a light receiving element for measurement of distance is utilized to obtain a luminance level of the light incident thereto, and it is compared with a luminance level obtained through a light receiving element for photometry. If a difference between the two luminance levels is large, a predetermined cap alarm process is carried out as determining that the lens cap is mounted on the taking lens. Thus, photography is surely prevented in a mounting state of the lens cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 1996
    Date of Patent: September 9, 1997
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Optical Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tatsuo Saito, Shigenori Goto
  • Patent number: 5603067
    Abstract: A camera is of a type using the 120 size of roll film or the 220 size of roll film, which is so arranged that the height of a pressure plate on a back lid is changed over depending upon a type of a used film. A reflection-type photosensor is provided in the camera body, whereby a state of a lock mechanism of the back lid is detected. A second reflective plate is mounted on the pressure plate, and the second reflective plate reflects light from the photosensor when the back lid is in a lock state. A reflecting position where the light from the photosensor impinges is changed between reflective portions depending upon the height of the pressure plate. Since reflectivities of these reflective portions are different from each other, the height of the pressure plate, that is, the type of the used film can be determined by analyzing an output from the photosensor receiving the reflected light from the second reflective plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 1994
    Date of Patent: February 11, 1997
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Optical Co. Ltd
    Inventors: Shigenori Goto, Tatsuo Saito, Shiro Hashimoto
  • Patent number: 5589910
    Abstract: A distance measuring apparatus according to the present invention comprises two types of distance measuring units, which are a first distance measuring unit of the active method for receiving reflected light of measuring light returning from an object and performing distance measurement based on a focused position thereof, and a second distance measuring unit of the passive method for receiving the natural light reflected by the object through two optical systems and performing the distance measurement based on two optical images thus obtained. The apparatus further has a luminance determining unit for determining a luminance of the external field from a photometry result, and a distance selecting device for selecting and outputting either one of distance measurement results obtained by the first distance measuring unit and second distance measuring unit as a proper distance value, based on the luminance of the external field determined by the luminance determining unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 1994
    Date of Patent: December 31, 1996
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Optical Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tatsuo Saito, Shigenori Goto
  • Patent number: 5386263
    Abstract: A multi-beam type rangefinding method and device uses three LEDs arranged along a line perpendicular to a base line, and a PSD for receiving light reflected from three measurement regions of a photographic scene. In the gain determining procedure, a selected LED emits light at least once. In the rangefinding procedure, it emits light a plurality of times. Light reflected from an object is received by the PSD which outputs two channel signals. The two channel signals are amplified by two gain control amplifiers which are adjusted to have the same gain. The gain is adjusted to be an optimum value for the two channel output signal levels. Upon changing the gain, light projection by a selected LED is stopped until the output of each gain control amplifier becomes stable. If one of the two channel output signals saturates during the rangefinding procedure, the light projection/measurement is repeated at the same gain after a lapse of predetermined delay time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 1993
    Date of Patent: January 31, 1995
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takaaki Kotani, Seiji Takada, Shigenori Goto, Tatsuo Saito