Patents by Inventor Tadashi Takeda

Tadashi Takeda 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: 20170040880
    Abstract: A planetary gear speed reduction device may include a magnetic sun gear; a plurality of magnetic planetary gears which each revolve around the magnetic sun gear while rotating; and a magnetic internal gear arranged surrounding the multiple magnetic planetary gears from an outer circumferential side. An outside diameter of the magnetic sun gear and an outside diameter of the magnetic planetary gears may be equal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2016
    Publication date: February 9, 2017
    Inventors: Masaaki ANDO, Tadashi TAKEDA, Shinichi YOSHIKAWA, Toshifumi TSURUTA
  • Patent number: 9459464
    Abstract: A lens drive device may include a first holding body, a second holding body, a fixed body which holds the second holding body, a first drive mechanism to drive the first holding body, a second drive mechanism to drive the second holding body, a third drive mechanism structured to drive the second holding body in a different direction than the second drive mechanism, an elastic member having a fixed part which is fixed to the second holding body and a deformable part, and plural wires in a substantially straight line shape with one end side fixed to the deformable part and the other end side fixed to the fixed body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: ALPS ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shinji Minamisawa, Katsushige Yanagisawa, Tatsuki Wade, Tadashi Takeda, Kiyoshi Miyazaki, Hisahiro Ishihara
  • Patent number: 9097955
    Abstract: Provided is an optical unit comprising a shake detecting sensor which is less likely to unnecessarily vibrate even with the optical unit being designed to have a thinner profile. At a first step in the assembly of an optical unit provided with a shake correction mechanism, a module cover is mounted on a fixed body with a spring member therebetween and a movable module driving mechanism is provided between the module cover and the fixed body. At a second step, an image-capturing unit is inserted into the interior of the module cover by way of a fixed-body-side opening portion and a module-cover-side opening portion, and at a third step, a holding member is attached to a module cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: NIDEC SANKYO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tadashi Takeda, Kiyoshi Miyazaki, Katsushige Yanagisawa, Jun Yamashita, Hisahiro Ishihara
  • Patent number: 9042042
    Abstract: The lens drive device is equipped with a first supporting body that holds the lens and is movable in the direction of the optical axis, a second supporting body that holds the first supporting body, a fixed body that holds the second supporting body in a manner enabling movement in directions that are roughly orthogonal to the optical axis direction, a first drive mechanism for driving the first supporting body, a second drive mechanism for driving the second supporting body in a first direction, and a third drive mechanism for driving the second supporting body in a second direction. The first supporting body is supported by the second supporting body by means of first supporting members which are formed from an elastic material; and the second supporting body is supported by the fixed body by means of second supporting members, which are formed from an elastic material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: NIDEC SANKYO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tatsuki Wade, Katsushige Yanagisawa, Shinji Minamisawa, Tadashi Takeda, Kiyoshi Miyazaki, Hisahiro Ishihara
  • Publication number: 20150131153
    Abstract: The lens drive device is equipped with a first supporting body that holds the lens and is movable in the direction of the optical axis, a second supporting body that holds the first supporting body, a fixed body that holds the second supporting body in a manner enabling movement in directions that are roughly orthogonal to the optical axis direction, a first drive mechanism for driving the first supporting body, a second drive mechanism for driving the second supporting body in a first direction, and a third drive mechanism for driving the second supporting body in a second direction. The first supporting body is supported by the second supporting body by means of first supporting members (8, 9), which are formed from an elastic material; and the second supporting body is supported by the fixed body by means of second supporting members, which are formed from an elastic material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2015
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: Tatsuki WADE, Katsushige YANAGISAWA, Shinji MINAMISAWA, Tadashi TAKEDA, Kiyoshi MIYAZAKI, Hisahiro ISHIHARA
  • Publication number: 20140375147
    Abstract: An actuator may include a drive coil, a drive magnet part, a coil holding body and a magnet holding body. The coil holding body may include a tube part around which the drive coil is wound, and the drive magnet part may include two drive magnet pieces whose opposed faces are magnetized in the same magnetic pole. The coil holding body may be linearly and relatively movable to the magnet holding body. The magnet holding body may include an opening part formed in one of the two end face parts structuring the magnet holding body. The coil holding body may include a protruded part which is protruded to an outer side through the opening part, the protruded part may formed so as to extend over the tube part, and a flat part in a flat face shape may be formed in the protruded part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2014
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventors: Tadashi TAKEDA, Takeshi SUE
  • Patent number: 8682151
    Abstract: Disclosed is an optical unit with a shake correction function which is capable of suppressing interference with swinging of a movable module due to the rigidity of a wiring material and a repelling force generated when the wiring material is deformed, even when the wiring material is extended from the movable module. The optical unit uses a flexible wiring board as the wiring material for electrically interconnecting the movable module and outside. In the flexible wiring board, the connecting portion of a movable-side connecting section and an extending unit is provided, in the optical axis direction, on a side where the swing center of the movable module is positioned with respect to the position of the center of supporting a spring member to the movable module. The swing center, the connecting portion, and a fixed-side connecting section are at the same position in the optical axis direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Nidec Sankyo Corporation
    Inventors: Shinji Minamisawa, Yoshihiro Hamada, Katsushige Yanagisawa, Shinroku Asakawa, Hisahiro Ishihara, Tadashi Takeda, Kiyoshi Miyazaki
  • Patent number: 8571399
    Abstract: An imaging optical device may include a movable module having a lens drive device on which a lens and an imaging element are mounted; a support body for supporting the movable module; a rocking drive mechanism for rocking the movable module; and a plate spring for rockably supporting the movable module. The plate spring is provided with a holding section for holding the movable module, a fixed section fixed to the support body, and a spring section for connecting the holding section and the fixed section to each other. The spring section can deform in the direction perpendicular to the optical axis and in the direction of the optical axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: Nidec Sankyo Corporation
    Inventors: Shinji Minamisawa, Toshiyuki Karasawa, Yuichi Takei, Tadashi Takeda, Akihiro Nagata, Hisahiro Ishihara, Kiyoshi Miyazaki, Katsushige Yanagisawa
  • Publication number: 20130201559
    Abstract: A lens drive device may include a first holding body, a second holding body, a fixed body which holds the second holding body, a first drive mechanism to drive the first holding body, a second drive mechanism to drive the second holding body, a third drive mechanism structured to drive the second holding body in a different direction than the second drive mechanism, an elastic member having a fixed part which is fixed to the second holding body and a deformable part, and plural wires in a substantially straight line shape with one end side fixed to the deformable part and the other end side fixed to the fixed body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2010
    Publication date: August 8, 2013
    Applicant: NIDEC SANKYO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shinji Minamisawa, Katsushige Yanagisawa, Tatsuki Wade, Tadashi Takeda, Kiyoshi Miyazaki, Hisahiro Ishihara
  • Patent number: 8406617
    Abstract: A photographic optical device may include a movable module having a camera module on which a lens and an imaging element are mounted, a support body, and a shake correction mechanism. The movable module may be provided with a sensor for detecting an inclination of the camera module and a cover member which structures an outer peripheral face of the movable module. The shake correction mechanism may be provided with a swing drive mechanism for swinging the movable module so that the optical axis is inclined. The swing drive mechanism may be provided with a drive magnet and a drive coil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Assignee: Nidec Sankyo Corporation
    Inventors: Katsushige Yanagisawa, Akihiro Nagata, Tadashi Takeda, Shinji Minamisawa, Yuichi Takei, Hisahiro Ishihara, Toshiyuki Karasawa, Kiyoshi Miyazaki
  • Patent number: 8396357
    Abstract: An optical unit with shake correcting function may include a movable module on which an optical element is mounted, a fixed body which supports the movable module, a shake detection sensor which detects a shake of the movable module, a shake correction magnetic drive mechanism which swings the movable module on the fixed body on a basis of a detection result of the shake detection sensor to correct the shake of the movable module, and a spring member which is connected with the fixed body and the movable module. A stopper mechanism may be structured between the movable module and the fixed body, and the stopper mechanism may moving ranges of the movable module due to the shake.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2013
    Assignee: Nidec Sankyo Corporation
    Inventors: Katsushige Yanagisawa, Hisahiro Ishihara, Shinji Minamisawa, Yuichi Takei, Tadashi Takeda, Toshiyuki Karasawa, Akihiro Nagata, Kiyoshi Miyazaki
  • Patent number: 8279289
    Abstract: An optical unit with shake correcting function may include a movable module having a lens, a fixed body supporting the movable module, a shake detection sensor for detecting shake of the movable module, and at least one pair of magnetic drive mechanism for shake correction which is structured on both sides of the movable module so that the movable module is swung with respect to the fixed body on the basis of detection result of the shake detection sensor to correct the shake of the movable module. The magnetic drive mechanism for shake correction is disposed so that a shake correction magnet is held by the fixed body and a shake correction coil is held by the movable module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Nidec Sankyo Corporation
    Inventors: Akihiro Nagata, Toshiyuki Karasawa, Yuichi Takei, Tadashi Takeda, Hisahiro Ishihara, Shinji Minamisawa, Katsushige Yanagisawa, Kiyoshi Miyazaki
  • Publication number: 20120229926
    Abstract: The lens drive device is equipped with a first supporting body that holds the lens and is movable in the direction of the optical axis, a second supporting body that holds the first supporting body, a fixed body that holds the second supporting body in a manner enabling movement in directions that are roughly orthogonal to the optical axis direction, a first drive mechanism for driving the first supporting body, a second drive mechanism for driving the second supporting body in a first direction, and a third drive mechanism for driving the second supporting body in a second direction. The first supporting body is supported by the second supporting body by means of first supporting members (8, 9), which are formed from an elastic material; and the second supporting body is supported by the fixed body by means of second supporting members, which are formed from an elastic material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2010
    Publication date: September 13, 2012
    Applicant: NIDEC SANKYO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tatsuki Wade, Katsushige Yanagisawa, Shinji Minamisawa, Tadashi Takeda, Kiyoshi Miyazaki, Hisahiro Ishihara
  • Publication number: 20120224840
    Abstract: Disclosed is an optical unit with a shake correction function which is capable of suppressing interference with swinging of a movable module due to the rigidity of a wiring material and a repelling force generated when the wiring material is deformed, even when the wiring material is extended from the movable module. The optical unit uses a flexible wiring board as the wiring material for electrically interconnecting the movable module and outside. In the flexible wiring board, the connecting portion of a movable-side connecting section and an extending unit is provided, in the optical axis direction, on a side where the swing center of the movable module is positioned with respect to the position of the center of supporting a spring member to the movable module. The swing center, the connecting portion, and a fixed-side connecting section are at the same position in the optical axis direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2010
    Publication date: September 6, 2012
    Applicant: NIDEC SANKYO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shinji Minamisawa, Yoshihiro Hamada, Katsushige Yanagisawa, Shinroku Asakawa, Hisahiro Ishihara, Tadashi Takeda, Kiyoshi Miyazaki
  • Patent number: 8238736
    Abstract: Provided is a photographing optical device, which is able to reliably correct an unintentional movement by hand of a user by improving the constitution of a camera unit driving mechanism for correcting the deflection of a camera unit. In order that a camera unit is made to be rocked to correct the unintentional movement, a photographing optical device includes a first camera unit drive mechanism and a second camera unit drive mechanism, which are so disposed at two side portions sandwiching a pivot portion therebetween as to make a pair. In these camera unit drive mechanisms, camera unit driving magnets are held on the side of the camera unit as a movable body side, and camera unit driving coils are held on the side of a stationary body. The camera unit is pushed toward the pivot portion by a gimbal spring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Assignee: Nidec Sankyo Corporation
    Inventors: Toshifumi Tsuruta, Kiyoshi Miyazaki, Tadashi Takeda, Hisahiro Ishihara, Katsushige Yanagisawa, Toshiyuki Karasawa, Yuichi Takei, Akihiro Nagata, Shinji Minamisawa
  • Patent number: 8224169
    Abstract: An optical imaging device, wherein an imaging unit is displaced to correct the vibrations, and the imaging unit is supported on a stationary object by a total of four suspension wires. A first imaging unit drive mechanism and a second imaging unit drive mechanism are provided as a pair at two positions on either side of the optical axis L. In the imaging unit drive mechanisms, imaging unit drive magnets, are held on the imaging unit side, which is the movable side, and imaging unit drive coils, are held on the stationary object side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: Nidec Sankyo Corporation
    Inventors: Toshifumi Tsuruta, Kiyoshi Miyazaki, Tadashi Takeda, Hisahiro Ishihara, Katsushige Yanagisawa, Toshiyuki Karasawa, Yuichi Takei, Akihiro Nagata, Shinji Minamisawa
  • Publication number: 20120140326
    Abstract: Provided is an optical unit comprising a shake detecting sensor which is less likely to unnecessarily vibrate even with the optical unit being designed to have a thinner profile. At a first step in the assembly of an optical unit provided with a shake correction mechanism, a module cover is mounted on a fixed body with a spring member therebetween and a movable module driving mechanism is provided between the module cover and the fixed body. At a second step, an image-capturing unit is inserted into the interior of the module cover by way of a fixed-body-side opening portion and a module-cover-side opening portion, and at a third step, a holding member is attached to a module cover.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2010
    Publication date: June 7, 2012
    Applicant: NIDEC SANKYO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tadashi Takeda, Kiyoshi Miyazaki, Katsushige Yanagisawa, Jun Yamashita, Hisahiro Ishihara
  • Publication number: 20120020654
    Abstract: A photographic optical device may include a movable module having a camera module on which a lens and an imaging element are mounted, a support body, and a shake correction mechanism. The movable module may be provided with a sensor for detecting an inclination of the camera module and a cover member which structures an outer peripheral face of the movable module. The shake correction mechanism may be provided with a swing drive mechanism for swinging the movable module so that the optical axis is inclined. The swing drive mechanism may be provided with a drive magnet and a drive coil.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2010
    Publication date: January 26, 2012
    Applicant: NIDEC SANKYO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Katsushige Yanagisawa, Akihiro Nagata, Tadashi Takeda, Shinji Minamisawa, Yuichi Takei, Hisahiro Ishihara, Toshiyuki Karasawa, Kiyoshi Miyazaki
  • Patent number: D664891
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Assignee: Takeda Seiki, Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tadashi Takeda
  • Patent number: D665304
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: Takeda Seiki, Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tadashi Takeda