Patents by Inventor Shunsuke Tanaka

Shunsuke Tanaka 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: 11127771
    Abstract: Solid-state imaging devices, methods of producing a solid-state imaging device, and electronic apparatuses are provided. More particularly, a solid-state image device includes a silicon substrate, and at least a first photodiode formed in the silicon substrate. The device also includes an epitaxial layer with a first surface adjacent a surface of the silicon substrate, and a transfer transistor with a gate electrode that extends from the at least a first photodiode to a second surface of the epitaxial layer opposite the first surface. In further embodiments, a solid-state imaging device with a plurality of pixels formed in a second semiconductor substrate wherein the pixels are symmetrical with respect to a center point is provided. A floating diffusion is formed in an epitaxial layer, and a plurality of transfer gate electrodes that are each electrically connected to the floating diffusion by one of the transfer gate electrodes is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yusuke Tanaka, Toshifumi Wakano, Keiji Tatani, Takashi Nagano, Hayato Iwamoto, Keiichi Nakazawa, Tomoyuki Hirano, Shinpei Yamaguchi, Shunsuke Maruyama
  • Publication number: 20210276458
    Abstract: A controller, which serves as a pressure-feeding control portion, drives an air pump to pressure-feed air to massage airbags located in a seat. In addition, the controller, which serves as an inflation-deflation control portion, performs massage control that inflates and deflates the airbags while keeping the air pump driven by controlling the operation of intake-discharge valves in second flow passage (branch lines), which connects the air pump to the airbags. Furthermore, the controller, which serves as a decompression control portion, opens a discharge valve, which is located upstream of the intake-discharge valves, in a state in which the airbags are deflated during the massage control.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Publication date: September 9, 2021
    Applicants: Aisin Seiki Kabushiki Kaisha, Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yuki FUJII, Akiyoshi SHIBATA, Hiroyuki ODA, Shunsuke HAYAKAWA, Shunsuke TANAKA, Shinichiro KOMAKI, Kenji HASHIMOTO
  • Publication number: 20210276469
    Abstract: This air pump device is provided with: an electric pump unit including a pump mechanism and a motor; a case; and a vibration-proof member. The pump mechanism and the motor are arranged side by side in the axial direction of the motor. The pump mechanism has an inlet and an outlet at an end in the axial direction on the opposite side of the motor. The case has a first wall and a second wall which are located on opposite sides in the axial direction of the motor and which face the electric pump unit. The vibration-proof member is provided with: a first axial vibration-proof unit interposed between the electric pump unit and the first wall; and a second axial vibration-proof unit interposed between the electric pump unit and the second wall. The first axial vibration-proof unit covers the inlet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2017
    Publication date: September 9, 2021
    Applicants: AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Makoto SAKAI, Ryosuke MIZUNO, Tomokazu SEKI, Katsuya NOZUE, Yasuo KIDENA, Shunsuke TANAKA, Kenji HASHIMOTO
  • Publication number: 20210260490
    Abstract: The subject disclosure relates to methods for making user activity recommendations. In some aspects, a process of the technology can include operations for receiving a free-to-play indication, the free-to-play indication specifying availability of a user associated with a media system, retrieving, via the network interface, peer information indicating an availability of one or more online peers of the user, and retrieving, via the network interface, activity information indicating one or more activities available to the user, and at least one of the online peers. In some aspects method can further include operations for providing an activity recommendation to the user based on the peer information and the activity information, wherein the activity recommendation includes a suggestion of at least one activity that can be conducted by the user with the media system. Systems and computer-readable media are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2021
    Publication date: August 26, 2021
    Inventors: Shunsuke Kunieda, Yumiko Tanaka, Daisuke Kawamura
  • Patent number: 11102172
    Abstract: A transfer apparatus comprises: a first storage unit configured to store a whitelist for storing reliable information indicating that communication between a source address and a destination address is authorized; a second storage unit configured to store an addition list including a specific address not included in the reliable information and a valid period of the specific address; a receiving unit configured to receive data; a check unit configured to check whether either a destination address or a source address included in data within the valid period is the specific address; and a generation unit configured to generate specific reliable information indicating that communication between the destination address and the source address included in the data is authorized and register the generated specific reliable information to the whitelist in a case where the check unit confirms within the valid period that either address is the specific address.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: ALAXALA NETWORKS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shunsuke Mori, Yoshihisa Tanaka, Keigo Uchizumi
  • Publication number: 20210212217
    Abstract: The method of mounting an electronic component onto a substrate by a reflow process, the electronic component having at least one first terminal provided along one side of the electronic component and at least one second terminal provided along another side of the electronic component opposed to the one side, the substrate having a first copper foil pattern to which the at least one first terminal is soldered and a second copper foil pattern to which the at least one second terminal is soldered, the method including applying a first solder cream portion to the first copper foil pattern and applying a second solder cream portion to the second copper foil pattern.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2020
    Publication date: July 8, 2021
    Inventor: Shunsuke Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20210158979
    Abstract: A pit gate includes a gate body which is inserted between a pool portion storing water and a canal portion connected to the pool portion and is configured to change a flow state of the water, and a seal portion (6) which is accommodated in a groove-shaped accommodation recess formed in the gate body and seals between the pool portion and the gate body. The seal portion (6) includes a low-rigidity portion (10) which is relatively easily deformed by a load according to a water pressure from the pool portion side, and a high-rigidity portion (11) which is provided on the pool portion side of the low-rigidity portion and is not easily deformed relatively by the load.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2018
    Publication date: May 27, 2021
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Hiromu Okamoto, Hisanori Watanabe, Hidetaka Kafuku, Shunsuke Tanaka, Hiroki Mitsui, Yasuharu Suda, Takao Ito, Hayao Kurono, Shuhei Dobara, Takumi Hori
  • Publication number: 20210101446
    Abstract: A temperature adjustment device controller is configured to determine a temperature adjustment control basic value from a necessary temperature adjustment control amount calculated based on a parameter including environmental information, set a target blowing temperature of temperature adjustment air based on the temperature adjustment control basic value, and set a target blowing amount of the temperature adjustment air based on the temperature adjustment control basic value, an open-closed state of a movable roof, and a vehicle speed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2020
    Publication date: April 8, 2021
    Applicants: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha, Denso Corporation
    Inventors: Toshiki Nakanishi, Kozo Matsumoto, Takashi Kubokura, Motoki Tatara, Hiroshi Yamaguchi, Shinji Umeki, Kenji Ishida, Shunsuke Tanaka, Naoki Mizutani
  • Publication number: 20210063602
    Abstract: An optical sensor includes a substrate, a light emitting element, a light receiving element, and an electronic circuit element. Light from the light emitting element is blocked by a detection object to detect the detection object. The light emitting element, the electronic circuit element and the light receiving element are mounted on the same surface of the substrate. The electronic circuit element is disposed between the light emitting element and the light receiving element on a mounting surface of the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2020
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Inventors: Shunsuke Tanaka, Norikazu Sugiyama
  • Patent number: 10914382
    Abstract: A shaft sealing structure for a rotation shaft, includes a sealing ring having ends formed by removal of its part. The ends abutting each other are continuous in the circumferential direction when the sealing ring is reduced in diameter to a radially inner side. The sealing ring is provided along the circumferential direction of the rotation shaft so as to be contactable with an outer peripheral surface of the rotation shaft. The structure also includes a pressing member configured to be movable between a pressing position and a retracted position; an elastic member configured to bias the pressing member toward the pressing position by elastic force; and a support member configured to support the pressing member at the retracted position against the elastic force, and to allow the pressing member to move to the pressing position at a predetermined temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Naotaka Komatsu, Takumi Hori, Yuichi Otani, Hidetaka Kafuku, Hiromu Okamoto, Shunsuke Tanaka, Yasushi Takayama, Tomoki Hanada
  • Publication number: 20200411578
    Abstract: Provided are a solid-state imaging device, a method for manufacturing a solid-state imaging device and an electronic apparatus that produce little crosstalk between adjacent sub-pixels, can reduce the influence of the luminance shading, and can even prevent degradation in the sensitivity at the optical center. A multi-pixel includes a back-side separating part separating a plurality of adjacent sub-pixels from each other, and a lens part including a single microlens allowing light to enter photoelectric converting regions of sub-pixels. Here, the optical center of the microlens is positioned on the location where the back side separating part is formed, and the back side separating part is formed such that at least the optical center region thereof exhibits lower reflection than the other region of the back side separating part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2020
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Inventors: Shunsuke TANAKA, Saswatee BANERJEE
  • Patent number: 10807552
    Abstract: A vehicle seat device includes a fixed base, a movable base, a paddle, and an air pack. When a side airbag arranged in the seat is deployed, the expanding side airbag presses and pivots the movable base and allows for a deployment of the side airbag. The paddle is configured to change a seat support form when pressed and pivoted by the air pack. The movable base pivots about a first pivot axis relative to the fixed base. The paddle pivots about a second pivot axis relative to the movable base. The first pivot axis and the second pivot axis are arranged at different locations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignees: AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Makoto Sakai, Ryosuke Mizuno, Tomokazu Seki, Katsuya Nozue, Shunsuke Tanaka, Kenji Hashimoto
  • Patent number: 10743668
    Abstract: An inlet-outlet valve device includes a main body configured in such a manner that an air tube having an air flow passage is coupled to the main body and a first securing portion and a second securing portion secured to a retaining member located inside a seat. The first securing portion is secured to a first position on the retaining member with a first securing portion fastening member. The second securing portion is secured to a second position on the retaining member via a second securing portion fastening member. The second securing portion includes an insertion hole through which the second securing portion fastening member is inserted. The insertion hole is an elongated hole extending in a direction that connects the first securing portion and the second securing portion to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignees: AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Makoto Sakai, Ryosuke Mizuno, Tomokazu Seki, Katsuya Nozue, Shunsuke Tanaka, Kenji Hashimoto
  • Patent number: 10649360
    Abstract: In one embodiment, an optical scanning device includes a board and a light receiving member, the positional accuracy of which is improved. When a length in a scanning direction and a length in an intersection direction of a body portion of the light receiving member are denoted by Lx0 and Ly0, respectively, and a length in the scanning direction and a length in the intersection direction of a through-hole formed in the board are denoted by Lx1 and Ly1, respectively, the lengths Lx0, Ly0, Lx1, and Ly1 satisfy the following formula: (Lx1?Lx0)>(Ly1?Ly0).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Jun Nagatoshi, Mitsuhiro Ohta, Shunsuke Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20200137325
    Abstract: A pixel PXL includes a first photodiode PDSL and a second photodiode PSLS having different well capacities and responsivities, transfer transistors TGSL-Tr, TGLS-Tr for transferring the charges stored in the photodiodes to a floating diffusion FD, and a capacitance changing part 80 for changing the capacitance of the floating diffusion depending on a capacitance changing signal. The first well capacity of the first photodiode PDSL is smaller than the second well capacity of the second photodiode PDLS, and the first responsivity of the first photodiode PDSL is larger than the second responsivity of the second photodiode PDLS. With these configurations, it becomes possible to realize a widened dynamic range, prevent the read-out noise from affecting the performance, and eventually achieve improved image quality.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Inventors: Kazuya MORI, Isao TAKAYANAGI, Shunsuke TANAKA, Toshinori OTAKA, Naoto YASUDA
  • Publication number: 20200049980
    Abstract: An optical sensor includes a bare chip mounted on a circuit board, a protection member configured to protect the bare chip, a pad connected to the bare chip via a wire, and a pattern connecting the pad and a terminal portion at an edge of the circuit board to each other. The pattern is connected to the terminal portion on a same surface as a surface on which the bare chip is mounted, and a portion of the pattern between the protection member and the terminal portion is covered with solder resist.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2019
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Inventors: Shunsuke Tanaka, Kazunari Fujii
  • Publication number: 20200023800
    Abstract: A vehicle seat device includes a reproduction control portion configured to inflate an airbag provided in a seat based on an internal pressure target value, an occupant detection portion configured to detect a seated state in which an occupant is seated on the seat, a body size detection portion configured to detect a size of the occupant, and a correction amount calculation portion configured to calculate, based on the size of the occupant, a correction amount to be used to correct the internal pressure target value in a non-seated state in which the occupant is not seated on the seat.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2017
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Applicants: AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yuki FUJII, Akiyoshi SHIBATA, Hiroyuki ODA, Shunsuke HAYAKAWA, Shunsuke TANAKA, Shinichiro KOMAKI, Kenji HASHIMOTO
  • Patent number: 10539775
    Abstract: When acquiring a navigation image, to make it possible to set conditions the same as conditions under which a navigation image is acquired last time and create a natural navigation image. A navigation-image acquiring section controls a placement-table control section on the basis of designation of addition of a region to a navigation image and, when present imaging conditions are different from the last imaging conditions, changes the imaging conditions to the last imaging conditions, acquires a region to be added with an imaging element, and causes a display section to display an image of the acquired region to be added and an existing navigation image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Kerence Corporation
    Inventors: Shunsuke Tanaka, Jun Tabuchi, Takuya Karube, Norio Shibata
  • Patent number: 10481392
    Abstract: An optical sensor includes a bare chip mounted on a circuit board, a protection member configured to protect the bare chip, a pad connected to the bare chip via a wire, and a pattern connecting the pad and a terminal portion at an edge of the circuit board to each other. The pattern is connected to the terminal portion on a same surface as a surface on which the bare chip is mounted, and a portion of the pattern between the protection member and the terminal portion is covered with solder resist.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Shunsuke Tanaka, Kazunari Fujii
  • Patent number: 10425693
    Abstract: A content reproduction system includes: a video recording apparatus for recording a content item; and a terminal apparatus for reproducing the content item. The terminal apparatus includes: a display; an acceptor that accepts an operation of a user; a list storage that stores a bookmark list; a managing controller; a display controller; and a reproduction controller. In a case of having been notified of reproduction position update information from the reproduction controller, the managing controller updates the reproduction position information, which indicates a reproduction position of the content item and is included in the bookmark list, based on the reproduction position update information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shigeki Matsunaga, Shunsuke Tanaka