Patents by Inventor Shinya Sannohe

Shinya Sannohe 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: 8189253
    Abstract: The present invention provides a shutter apparatus and a drive method for the same, the shutter apparatus having functions of both a shutter apparatus for an image interception and a shutter apparatus for an aperture adjustment and being space-saving and low in costs. Within an illumination casing are provided first and second shading plates 212 and 215, first and second cammed gear 224 and 227 having a cam groove 225 and 228 respectively for driving the first shading plate 212 and the second shading plate 215 respectively. A cam shape is structured such that the rotation of a DC motor 235 (one drive source) enables the first and second shading plates 212 and 215 to drive independently. Thus, arbitrarily operating the functions of both the shutter apparatus for the image interception and the shutter apparatus for the aperture adjustment by the DC motor 235 (one shared drive source) is possible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Akihiko Yamamura, Mamoru Nomoto, Shinya Sannohe
  • Patent number: 7959298
    Abstract: A projection type display apparatus includes: a rotary color filter 8 having color filters 8R, 8G and 8B that transmit particular colors of light of white light emitted from a light-emitting surface 6; a spatial light modulator 11 that is disposed so as to be in substantially a conjugate relationship with the light-emitting surface, and modulates incident light from the rotary color filter, so as to display an image; and a control device 20 that controls rotation of the rotary color filter so as to be in synchronization with the image display by the spatial light modulator. With respect to partial display regions 14, 15, 16, . . . of the spatial light modulator that correspond respectively to partial light-emitting regions 6a, 6b, 6c, . . . defined by dividing the light-emitting surface, the control device switches each of the partial display regions 14, 15, 16, . . .
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2011
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Mitsuhiro Wada, Shinya Sannohe, Yoshimasa Fushimi
  • Patent number: 7901082
    Abstract: There are provided 2n (n is 2 or more) light sources 21a to 21d, 2n first collective optical systems composed of ellipsoidal mirrors 21a to 21d that are arranged so as to focus light beams emitted from the respective light sources, n first light combiner optical systems that are composed of prisms 23a and 23b, each having an isosceles triangular prism shape in cross section, and are arranged so as to synthesize exiting light beams from respective corresponding two of the first collective optical systems, second collective optical systems 26a and 26b arranged so as to focus exiting light beams from the respective first light combiner optical systems, a n/2 second light combiner optical system composed of a prism 27 having an isosceles triangular prism shape in cross section and arranged so as to synthesize exiting light beams from respective corresponding two of the second collective optical systems, and a third collective optical system 35 composed of a plurality of lenses and a plurality of lens arrays and a
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2011
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Shinya Sannohe, Mitsuhiro Wada
  • Publication number: 20090251757
    Abstract: The present invention provides a shutter apparatus and a drive method for the same, the shutter apparatus having functions of both a shutter apparatus for an image interception and a shutter apparatus for an aperture adjustment and being space-saving and low in costs. Within an illumination casing are provided first and second shading plates 212 and 215, first and second cammed gear 224 and 227 having a cam groove 225 and 228 respectively for driving the first shading plate 212 and the second shading plate 215 respectively. A cam shape is structured such that the rotation of a DC motor 235 (one drive source) enables the first and second shading plates 212 and 215 to drive independently. Thus, arbitrarily operating the functions of both the shutter apparatus for the image interception and the shutter apparatus for the aperture adjustment by the DC motor 235 (one shared drive source) is possible.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2006
    Publication date: October 8, 2009
    Inventors: Akihiko Yamamura, Mamoru Nomoto, Shinya Sannohe
  • Publication number: 20090244494
    Abstract: A projection type display apparatus includes: a rotary color filter 8 having color filters 8R, 8G and 8B that transmit particular colors of light of white light emitted from a light-emitting surface 6; a spatial light modulator 11 that is disposed so as to be in substantially a conjugate relationship with the light-emitting surface, and modulates incident light from the rotary color filter, so as to display an image; and a control device 20 that controls rotation of the rotary color filter so as to be in synchronization with the image display by the spatial light modulator. With respect to partial display regions 14, 15, 16, . . . of the spatial light modulator that correspond respectively to partial light-emitting regions 6a, 6b, 6c, . . . defined by dividing the light-emitting surface, the control device switches each of the partial display regions 14, 15, 16, . . .
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2007
    Publication date: October 1, 2009
    Applicant: PANASONIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mitsuhiro Wada, Shinya Sannohe, Yoshimasa Fushimi
  • Publication number: 20090196036
    Abstract: There are provided 2n (n is 2 or more) light sources 21a to 21d, 2n first collective optical systems composed of ellipsoidal mirrors 21a to 21d that are arranged so as to focus light beams emitted from the respective light sources, n first light combiner optical systems that are composed of prisms 23a and 23b, each having an isosceles triangular prism shape in cross section, and are arranged so as to synthesize exiting light beams from respective corresponding two of the first collective optical systems, second collective optical systems 26a and 26b arranged so as to focus exiting light beams from the respective first light combiner optical systems, a n/2 second light combiner optical system composed of a prism 27 having an isosceles triangular prism shape in cross section and arranged so as to synthesize exiting light beams from respective corresponding two of the second collective optical systems, and a third collective optical system 35 composed of a plurality of lenses and a plurality of lens arrays and a
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2007
    Publication date: August 6, 2009
    Applicant: PANASONIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shinya Sannohe, Mitsuhiro Wada
  • Patent number: 7165846
    Abstract: On a transparent substrate (1), a first alternating periodic layer (5) including low-refractive-index layers (2) and high-refractive-index layers (3), a second alternating periodic layer (6) including the low-refractive-index layers (2) or the high-refractive-index layers (3) and intermediate-refractive-index layers (4), and a third alternating periodic layer (7) including the low-refractive-index layers (2) and the high-refractive-index layers (3) are provided in this order. The refractive index of the intermediate-refractive-index layers (4) is higher than that of the low-refractive-index layers (2) and lower than that of the high-refractive-index layers (3). Furthermore, the intermediate-refractive-index layers (4) contain materials for the low-refractive-index layers (2) and the high-refractive-index layers (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2007
    Assignee: Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shinya Sannohe
  • Patent number: 7118227
    Abstract: An illuminating optical system for focusing a radiant light of a light source (1) onto a reflecting light valve (6) and a projection lens (7) for magnifying and projecting a reflected light from the reflecting light valve (6) onto a screen are provided, a diaphragm (31) is disposed at a substantially conjugate position of an entrance pupil of the projection lens (7) on an optical path of the illuminating optical system, the diaphragm (31) has an opening whose area is changed by a light-shielding member, and a shape of a shielded portion of the diaphragm (31) shielded by the light-shielding member is rotationally asymmetric to an optical axis (12) of the illuminating optical system. Accordingly, shielding of necessary light can be better avoided compared with a diaphragm for changing the light-shielding area in a rotationally symmetric manner, for example, a diaphragm for narrowing the opening concentrically, making it possible to improve contrast performance while minimizing brightness reduction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2006
    Assignee: Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shinya Sannohe, Hideki Ishinaga, Takamasa Yoshikawa
  • Patent number: 7084931
    Abstract: A projection-type imaging device 1000 includes: a light source optical system 121 for emitting source light 122; image display elements 7a–7c each having a display surface 127 on which a plurality of micromirrors 301 are placed and driving the plurality of micromirrors 301 according to a control signal representing a prescribed image so as to reflect the source light 122 incident on the display surface 127 toward a first direction and a second direction differing from the first direction so as to obtain first light 10b and second light 10a, respectively; a prism 6 for transmitting the first light 10b and the second light 10a; a projection optical system 8 for projecting the first light 10b transmitted by the prism; an absorption section 19 for absorbing the second light 10b transmitted by the prism 6; and cooling sections 22, 23 and 24 for cooling the absorption section 19 by a liquid refrigerant 20.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2006
    Assignee: Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Toshiaki Tabuchi, Shinya Sannohe
  • Patent number: 7033030
    Abstract: An illuminating optical system for focusing a radiant light of a light source (1) onto a reflecting light valve (6) and a projection lens (7) for magnifying and projecting a reflected light from the reflecting light valve (6) onto a screen are provided, a diaphragm (31) is disposed at a substantially conjugate position of an entrance pupil of the projection lens (7) on an optical path of the illuminating optical system, the diaphragm (31) has an opening whose area is changed by a light-shielding member, and a shape of a shielded portion of the diaphragm (31) shielded by the light-shielding member is rotationally asymmetric to an optical axis (12) of the illuminating optical system. Accordingly, shielding of necessary light can be better avoided compared with a diaphragm for changing the light-shielding area in a rotationally symmetric manner, for example, a diaphragm for narrowing the opening concentrically, making it possible to improve contrast performance while minimizing brightness reduction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2006
    Assignee: Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shinya Sannohe, Hideki Ishinaga, Takamasa Yoshikawa
  • Publication number: 20050237496
    Abstract: An illuminating optical system for focusing a radiant light of a light source (1) onto a reflecting light valve (6) and a projection lens (7) for magnifying and projecting a reflected light from the reflecting light valve (6) onto a screen are provided, a diaphragm (31) is disposed at a substantially conjugate position of an entrance pupil of the projection lens (7) on an optical path of the illuminating optical system, the diaphragm (31) has an opening whose area is changed by a light-shielding member, and a shape of a shielded portion of the diaphragm (31) shielded by the light-shielding member is rotationally asymmetric to an optical axis (12) of the illuminating optical system. Accordingly, shielding of necessary light can be better avoided compared with a diaphragm for changing the light-shielding area in a rotationally symmetric manner, for example, a diaphragm for narrowing the opening concentrically, making it possible to improve contrast performance while minimizing brightness reduction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2005
    Publication date: October 27, 2005
    Applicant: Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shinya Sannohe, Hideki Ishinaga, Takamasa Yoshikawa
  • Publication number: 20050073659
    Abstract: An illuminating optical system for focusing a radiant light of a light source (1) onto a reflecting light valve (6) and a projection lens (7) for magnifying and projecting a reflected light from the reflecting light valve (6) onto a screen are provided, a diaphragm (31) is disposed at a substantially conjugate position of an entrance pupil of the projection lens (7) on an optical path of the illuminating optical system, the diaphragm (31) has an opening whose area is changed by a light-shielding member, and a shape of a shielded portion of the diaphragm (31) shielded by the light-shielding member is rotationally asymmetric to an optical axis (12) of the illuminating optical system. Accordingly, shielding of necessary light can be better avoided compared with a diaphragm for changing the light-shielding area in a rotationally symmetric manner, for example, a diaphragm for narrowing the opening concentrically, making it possible to improve contrast performance while minimizing brightness reduction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2002
    Publication date: April 7, 2005
    Inventors: Shinya Sannohe, Hideki Ishinaga, Takamasa Yoshikawa
  • Patent number: 6776510
    Abstract: A light source apparatus in which an optical arrangement of a light source and a concave mirror is properly adjusted without requiring a large-scale device and a method for manufacturing the same, an adjusting device for adjusting the optical arrangement in the light source apparatus, and a lighting system and a projection display system using the light source apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2004
    Assignee: Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuusaku Shimaoka, Shinya Sannohe, Takamasa Yoshikawa
  • Publication number: 20020163625
    Abstract: A projection-type imaging device 1000 includes: a light source optical system 121 for emitting source light 122; image display elements 7a-7c each having a display surface 127 on which a plurality of micromirrors 301 are placed and driving the plurality of micromirrors 301 according to a control signal representing a prescribed image so as to reflect the source light 122 incident on the display surface 127 toward a first direction and a second direction differing from the first direction so as to obtain first light 10b and second light 10a, respectively; a prism 6 for transmitting the first light 10b and the second light 10a; a projection optical system 8 for projecting the first light 10b transmitted by the prism; an absorption section 19 for absorbing the second light 10b transmitted by the prism 6; and cooling sections 22, 23 and 24 for cooling the absorption section 19 by a liquid refrigerant 20.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2002
    Publication date: November 7, 2002
    Inventors: Toshiaki Tabuchi, Shinya Sannohe
  • Patent number: 6333770
    Abstract: A liquid crystal panel includes a first substrate and on which pixel electrodes are formed in a matrix pattern, a second substrate on which a counter electrode is formed, an ultraviolet reducing layer formed on one of the first and second substrate corresponding to the matrix pattern of the pixel electrodes, and a polymer dispersion liquid crystal layer sandwiched between the first and second substrates. The liquid crystal layer is cured by irradiating ultraviolet light from the side on which the ultraviolet reducing layer is formed. The polymer dispersion liquid crystal layer is arranged between the counter electrode and each pixel electrode has an average liquid crystal drop diameter which is larger than that arranged in other areas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 1999
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2001
    Assignee: Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hideki Omae, Hiroshi Takahara, Shinya Sannohe
  • Patent number: 6218679
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display panel includes a counter substrate having a counter electrode and a multi-layered dielectric film both formed thereon, and an array substrate formed with pixel electrodes and thin-film transistors serving as switching elements. A layer of polymer dispersed liquid crystal material containing a UV-curable resin component and a liquid crystal component is sandwiched and sealed between the counter and array substrates. A light shielding film is formed over each thin-film transistor. The multi-layered dielectric film is a laminated structure of alternating thin-films of SiO2 and HfO2. Since the multi-layered dielectric film is of a nature capable of transmitting UV-rays of light therethrough, the UV-curable resin component positioned underneath the multi-layered dielectric film can be cured during the manufacture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2001
    Assignee: Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Takahara, Shinya Sannohe
  • Patent number: 6049364
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display panel includes a counter substrate having a counter electrode and a multi-layered dielectric film both formed thereon, and an array substrate formed with pixel electrodes and thin-film transistors serving as switching elements. A layer of polymer dispersed liquid crystal material containing a UV-curable resin component and a liquid crystal component is sandwiched and sealed between the counter and array substrates. A light shielding film is formed over each thin-film transistor. The multi-layered dielectric film is a laminated structure of alternating thin-films of SiO.sub.2 and HfO.sub.2. Since the multi-layered dielectric film is of a nature capable of transmitting UV-rays of light therethrough, the UV-curable resin component positioned underneath the multi-layered dielectric film can be cured during the manufacture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 1997
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2000
    Assignee: Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Takahara, Shinya Sannohe
  • Patent number: 5963283
    Abstract: A liquid crystal panel includes a first substrate on which pixel electrodes are formed in a matrix pattern, a second substrate on which a counter electrode is formed, an ultraviolet reducing layer formed on one of the first and second substrates and corresponding to the matrix pattern of the pixel electrodes and a polymer dispersion liquid crystal layer sandwiched between the first and second. The liquid crystal layer is cured by irradiating ultraviolet light from the side on which the ultraviolet reducing layer is formed. The polymer dispersion liquid crystal layer is arranged between the counter electrode and each pixel electrode and has an average liquid crystal drop diameter which is larger than that arranged in other areas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 1997
    Date of Patent: October 5, 1999
    Assignee: Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Hideki Omae, Hiroshi Takahara, Shinya Sannohe
  • Patent number: 5946054
    Abstract: In the optical apparatus, the projection lens has a first lens group and a second lens group, the color synthesizing optical system has a transparent plate, dichroic mirrors and a plane mirror, the second lens group is disposed between the color synthesizing optical system and the polarization beam splitters, and the plane including the normal line of the plane of the transparent plate, the color synthesizing planes of the dichroic mirrors and the optical axis of the projection lens is perpendicular to the plane including the normal line of the polarizing and splitting planes of the polarization beam splitters and the optical axis of the projection lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 1996
    Date of Patent: August 31, 1999
    Assignee: Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shinya Sannohe, Yoshito Miyatake
  • Patent number: 5795047
    Abstract: A projection lens includes sequentially from a screen side a first lens group which has a negative power, a second lens group which has a weaker power than that of the first lens group, a third lens group which has a positive power, a fourth lens group which has a positive power, and at least one transparent prism, wherein the fourth lens group is placed on the third lens group side of the transparent prism so as to be close to or in contact with the transparent prism. In the projection lens, a back focus of the main lens group is much longer compared with a focal length. A projection display apparatus using this projection lens is composed of one main lens group, three auxiliary lenses, and three polarizer-beam splitters, and a color combining optical system for combining three primary color components of red, green, and blue into one light beam is placed between the main lens group and the auxiliary lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 1995
    Date of Patent: August 18, 1998
    Assignee: Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shinya Sannohe, Yoshito Miyatake