Patents by Inventor Takahiro Morinaga

Takahiro Morinaga 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: 20200310205
    Abstract: A display apparatus includes: a liquid crystal layer including liquid crystal molecules; a plurality of domains; an alignment boundary portion; an alignment film; a pixel electrode; a connection portion arranged to be overlapped with at least a part of the alignment boundary portion; and a capacitor forming portion that is arranged to be partially overlapped with a part of the connection portion with an insulating film in between and forms electrostatic capacitance. The connection portion and the capacitor forming portion extend along at least a part of the alignment boundary portion, have respective non-overlapping portions in which the connection portion and the capacitor forming portion are not overlapped with each other in a crossing direction crossing an extension direction of the connection portion and the capacitor forming portion, and arrangement of the non-overlapping portions in the crossing direction is switched between one side and another side in the extension direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2020
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Inventors: Hiroyuki OHGAMI, Junichi MORINAGA, Takahiro KOSHIBA
  • Publication number: 20200301777
    Abstract: A memory system in an embodiment includes a nonvolatile memory and a memory controller. The memory stores a multi-dimensional error correction code including at least one symbol that is capable of being protected by at least a first and a second component code. The controller reads the error correction code from the memory, executes hard decision decoding of the first component code with respect to the read error correction code and outputs a first decoding result and index information for calculating likelihood of the first decoding result, executes, when the hard decision decoding fails, soft decision decoding of the second component code by using the first decoding result and the index information and outputs a decoding result as a hard bit, and, executes, when the soft decision decoding fails, the hard decision decoding with respect to the result of the soft decision decoding output.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2019
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Applicant: TOSHIBA MEMORY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Naoko Kifune, Hironori Uchikawa, Takahiro Fujiki, Daiki Watanabe, Daisuke Fujiwara, Kosuke Morinaga
  • Publication number: 20200272000
    Abstract: A display apparatus includes: a pixel electrode; a switching element that is connected to the pixel electrode; a scanning line that transfers a signal by which the switching element is driven; an image line that transfers a signal by which the pixel electrode is charged; a liquid crystal layer that includes liquid crystal molecules; a plurality of domains that are different in alignment direction of the liquid crystal molecules when a voltage is applied to the liquid crystal layer; an alignment boundary portion that is positioned in a boundary of the plurality of domains; an alignment film that aligns the liquid crystal molecules, and a capacitor line that extends along the transverse direction and is arranged so as to be overlapped with the pixel electrode with an insulating film in between and overlapped with at least a part of the alignment boundary portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2020
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Inventors: Junichi MORINAGA, Hiroyuki OHGAMI, Takahiro KOSHIBA
  • Publication number: 20200247107
    Abstract: A sheet separation device separates a two-ply sheet in which two sheets are bonded together at a portion. The sheet separation device includes a rotator, a nipping member opposite the rotator, to nip the two-ply sheet with the rotator, a conveyor to convey the two-ply sheet between the rotator and the nipping member, a winding member adjacent to the rotator, to wind the two-ply sheet around the rotator, and control circuitry. In winding the two-ply sheet, the control circuitry rotates the rotator at a first speed faster than a second speed at which the two-ply sheet moves to the rotator via the conveyor, and creates a difference in winding circumferential length between the two sheets, thereby separating the two sheets. The conveyor conveys the two-ply sheet with a bonded portion of the two-ply sheet being an upstream end or a downstream end in a conveyance direction of the two-ply sheet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2020
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takuya MORINAGA, Tomohiro FURUHASHI, Michitaka SUZUKI, Fumiharu YONEYAMA, Tomomichi HOSHINO, Wataru TAKAHASHI, Koki SAKANO, Akira KUNIEDA, Yohsuke HARAGUCHI, Makoto HIDAKA, Kazuyoshi MATSUO, Takahiro WATANABE
  • Publication number: 20200239265
    Abstract: A sheet folding system includes a plurality of sheet folding apparatuses configured to receive and perform a folding process on a sheet and circuitry configured to distribute sheets to the plurality of sheet folding apparatuses. Each of the plurality of sheet folding apparatuses includes a folding device configured to fold the sheet, a first conveyance passage configured to convey the sheet downstream in a sheet conveyance direction without passing through the folding device, a second conveyance passage configured to convey the sheet to the folding device, a third conveyance passage configured to convey the sheet from the folding device downstream in the sheet conveyance direction, and a junction between the first conveyance passage and the third conveyance passage. The circuitry controls sheet conveyance to prevent an interference, at the junction, between the sheet conveyed from the first conveyance passage and the sheet conveyed from the third conveyance passage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2019
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Michitaka SUZUKI, Tomohiro FURUHASHI, Tomomichi HOSHINO, Fumiharu YONEYAMA, Makoto HIDAKA, Koki SAKANO, Akira KUNIEDA, Takahiro WATANABE, Takuya MORINAGA, Yohsuke HARAGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20200153322
    Abstract: An outer rotor type electric motor is provided in which a ring-shaped yoke made of a magnetic metal is secured to an inner periphery of a plate-shaped rotor case, and includes a rotor in which a resin bonded permanent magnet is mold bonded to an inner peripheral face of the yoke, wherein an engagement portion (25a) that bites into and engages with the rotor case (23A) is formed integrally with and connected to the resin bonded permanent magnet (25). This can reliably prevent relative rotation of a resin bonded permanent magnet with respect to a rotor case when a rotor is rotating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2018
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Inventors: Manabu SUDA, Tetsuro MORINAGA, Koki KAKUAGE, Takahiro SUGAI
  • Publication number: 20200119620
    Abstract: An outer rotor electric motor is provided in which a rotor having a rotor case and a plurality of permanent magnets fixed to an inner periphery of the rotor case is disposed so as to cover a stator, and an end part of a rotating shaft is fastened to the end wall by a fastening member having part thereof exposed to an exterior from an upper face of the end wall of the rotor case, wherein a plurality of cooling blades are provided with the end wall so as to extend radially while projecting downward from of the end wall, radially extending grooves for discharging water are formed in the end wall so as to individually correspond to the cooling blades, and a plurality of cooling air discharge holes that discharge air from the cooling blade are formed in the side wall of the rotor case.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2018
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Inventors: Manabu SUDA, Tetsuo MORINAGA, Koki KAKUAGE, Takahiro SUGAI
  • Patent number: 10496941
    Abstract: A control method for a sharing service, the method causes a computer to execute a process including: identifying, in a case where an application for a sharing service in which an operation is started by using the computer is accepted, a category of the accepted sharing service; identifying at least one management item for managing the sharing service in accordance with the identified category of the sharing service; setting the identified management item for each target article matched in the sharing service; and managing a status that is input to the set management item of the target article in accordance with the category of the sharing service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Takayuki Horibe, Yasuhide Matsumoto, Takahiro Akiyoshi, Yayoi Yamaguchi, Keitaro Morinaga, Atushi Masuwa
  • Patent number: 10003747
    Abstract: An imaging apparatus includes a movable member supporting an imaging device; a stationary member supporting the movable member to allow the movable member to spherically swing about a point on an optical axis of the imaging device; first and second actuators which apply two driving forces to the movable member in different tilting directions to vary an inclination of the optical axis; and a third actuator which applies a driving force to the movable member in a rotational direction about the optical axis. The first, second and third actuators are provided as three separate actuators installed at intervals in a circumferential direction about the optical axis, in an initial state of the movable member in the spherical-swinging operation relative to the stationary member. Part of each of the first, second and third actuators lies on a cylindrical surface centered on the optical axis in the initial state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: HOYA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Takahiro Morinaga
  • Patent number: 9939654
    Abstract: An imaging apparatus includes a front lens group, including a reflector element and a front lens element on the object side thereof, and a rear lens group; a support member, fixed to a fixed member that supports the reflector element, including a spherical-swinging operation support positioned behind the reflection surface of the reflector element and supporting a movable member supporting the front lens element to spherically swing about a predetermined point, a rotation preventer preventing the movable member from rotating about the optical axis of the front lens element, a detector supporter, and a mounting portion mounted to the fixed member; an actuator which drives the movable member to spherically swing the movable member in response to vibrations applied to the imaging optical system; a detector detecting positional variations of the movable member; and an adjuster which adjusts the position of the mounting portion relative to the fixed member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: HOYA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroshi Nomura, Takahiro Morinaga
  • Publication number: 20170280036
    Abstract: An imaging apparatus includes a movable member which supports an imaging device, a supporter which supports the movable member in a manner to allow the movable member to spherically swing about a swing center on an optical axis of an optical system of the imaging device, and a driver which drives the movable member to perform an image-stabilizing operation. The supporter includes supported surfaces on the movable member at different circumferential positions, and support surfaces provided on the stationary member at different circumferential positions in the initial state, the supported surfaces being in slidable contact with the support surfaces. Each support surface defines a cylindrical surface having a central axis through the swing center in a direction orthogonal to the optical axis in the initial state, the cylinder having substantially the same radius as that of the spherical surface of an associated supported surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2017
    Publication date: September 28, 2017
    Applicant: HOYA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Takahiro MORINAGA
  • Publication number: 20170118411
    Abstract: An imaging apparatus includes a movable member supporting an imaging device; a stationary member supporting the movable member to allow the movable member to spherically swing about a point on an optical axis of the imaging device; first and second actuators which apply two driving forces to the movable member in different tilting directions to vary an inclination of the optical axis; and a third actuator which applies a driving force to the movable member in a rotational direction about the optical axis. The first, second and third actuators are provided as three separate actuators installed at intervals in a circumferential direction about the optical axis, in an initial state of the movable member in the spherical-swinging operation relative to the stationary member. Part of each of the first, second and third actuators lies on a cylindrical surface centered on the optical axis in the initial state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2016
    Publication date: April 27, 2017
    Applicant: HOYA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Takahiro MORINAGA
  • Patent number: 9635264
    Abstract: An imaging apparatus includes a front lens group having a front lens element and a reflector, in that order from an object side. The reflector includes a reflection surface which reflects light rays, from the front lens element, toward a different direction; a rear lens group positioned closer to an image plane than the front lens group, the imaging apparatus performs an image-stabilizing operation by driving the front lens element, a movable frame holding the front lens element; a support member supporting the reflector and is immovable relative to an optical axis of the front lens element, in a reference state; and a support mechanism which supports the movable frame to spherically swing about a spherical-swinging center, positioned on an extension of the optical axis of the front lens element extending behind an underside of the reflection surface of the reflector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: HOYA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroshi Nomura, Shinya Suzuka, Takahiro Morinaga, Toshiki Nakamura, Eijiroh Tada
  • Patent number: 9338357
    Abstract: An imaging apparatus includes a front lens group having a front lens element and a reflector; a rear lens group, the imaging apparatus performing an image-stabilizing operation by driving the front lens element; a support member supporting the reflector; a support mechanism which supports the movable frame to spherically swing about a spherical-swinging center, positioned on an extension of the optical axis of the front lens element extending behind an underside of a reflection surface of the reflector; and a rotation preventer which prevents rotation of the movable frame about the optical axis of the front lens element while allowing the movable frame to spherically swing about the spherical-swinging center. The rotation preventer includes a projection and a projection insertion portion provided on the movable frame and the support member, respectively, or vice versa, and are engaged with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: HOYA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroshi Nomura, Shinya Suzuka, Takahiro Morinaga
  • Patent number: 9335560
    Abstract: An imaging apparatus includes a front lens group having a front lens element and a reflector; a support member supporting the reflector; a support mechanism supporting the movable frame, supporting the front lens element, to spherically swing about a center positioned on an extension of the front lens element optical axis behind a reflection surface of the reflector; and a permanent magnet and a coil as an actuator which performs image stabilization by driving the movable frame in response to vibrations to spherically swing the movable frame. The permanent magnet and the coil planarly extend parallel to tangent planes, tangent to imaginary spheres centered about the center, respectively. Any normal to the tangent plane of the permanent magnet is inclined to the optical axis of the front lens element such that a distance between the normal and the optical axis increases in a direction toward the object side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: HOYA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroshi Nomura, Shinya Suzuka, Takahiro Morinaga
  • Publication number: 20160116758
    Abstract: An imaging apparatus includes a front lens group, including a reflector element and a front lens element on the object side thereof, and a rear lens group; a support member, fixed to a fixed member that supports the reflector element, including a spherical-swinging operation support positioned behind the reflection surface of the reflector element and supporting a movable member supporting the front lens element to spherically swing about a predetermined point, a rotation preventer preventing the movable member from rotating about the optical axis of the front lens element, a detector supporter, and a mounting portion mounted to the fixed member; an actuator which drives the movable member to spherically swing the movable member in response to vibrations applied to the imaging optical system; a detector detecting positional variations of the movable member; and an adjuster which adjusts the position of the mounting portion relative to the fixed member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2015
    Publication date: April 28, 2016
    Applicant: HOYA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroshi NOMURA, Takahiro MORINAGA
  • Publication number: 20150215542
    Abstract: An imaging apparatus includes a front lens group having a front lens element and a reflector; a rear lens group, the imaging apparatus performing an image-stabilizing operation by driving the front lens element; a support member supporting the reflector; a support mechanism which supports the movable frame to spherically swing about a spherical-swinging center, positioned on an extension of the optical axis of the front lens element extending behind an underside of a reflection surface of the reflector; and a rotation preventer which prevents rotation of the movable frame about the optical axis of the front lens element while allowing the movable frame to spherically swing about the spherical-swinging center. The rotation preventer includes a projection and a projection insertion portion provided on the movable frame and the support member, respectively, or vice versa, and are engaged with each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2015
    Publication date: July 30, 2015
    Applicant: HOYA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroshi NOMURA, Shinya SUZUKA, Takahiro MORINAGA
  • Publication number: 20150212337
    Abstract: An imaging apparatus includes a front lens group having a front lens element and a reflector; a support member supporting the reflector; a support mechanism supporting the movable frame, supporting the front lens element, to spherically swing about a center positioned on an extension of the front lens element optical axis behind a reflection surface of the reflector; and a permanent magnet and a coil as an actuator which performs image stabilization by driving the movable frame in response to vibrations to spherically swing the movable frame. The permanent magnet and the coil planarly extend parallel to tangent planes, tangent to imaginary spheres centered about the center, respectively. Any normal to the tangent plane of the permanent magnet is inclined to the optical axis of the front lens element such that a distance between the normal and the optical axis increases in a direction toward the object side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2015
    Publication date: July 30, 2015
    Applicant: HOYA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroshi NOMURA, Shinya SUZUKA, Takahiro MORINAGA
  • Publication number: 20150215541
    Abstract: An imaging apparatus includes a front lens group having a front lens element and a reflector, in that order from an object side. The reflector includes a reflection surface which reflects light rays, from the front lens element, toward a different direction; a rear lens group positioned closer to an image plane than the front lens group, the imaging apparatus performs an image-stabilizing operation by driving the front lens element, a movable frame holding the front lens element; a support member supporting the reflector and is immovable relative to an optical axis of the front lens element, in a reference state; and a support mechanism which supports the movable frame to spherically swing about a spherical-swinging center, positioned on an extension of the optical axis of the front lens element extending behind an underside of the reflection surface of the reflector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2015
    Publication date: July 30, 2015
    Applicant: HOYA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroshi NOMURA, Shinya SUZUKA, Takahiro MORINAGA, Toshiki NAKAMURA, Eijiroh TADA
  • Patent number: 8345202
    Abstract: An antiglare film includes a transparent substrate, and an antiglare layer formed on the transparent substrate. The antiglare layer includes a binder matrix and acrylic-styrene copolymer particles, and the binder matrix includes an acrylic material having a hydroxyl group. A quotient RA/H, which is obtained by dividing the average diameter RA of the acrylic-styrene copolymer particles by the average thickness H of the antiglare layer, is within a range of 0.30 to 0.80. A product in |nA?nM|×wA×H, which is the product of: the absolute value |nA?nM| obtained by subtracting the average refractive index nM of the binder matrix from the refractive index nA of the acrylic-styrene copolymer particles; the content wA of the acrylic-styrene copolymer particles when the content wM of the binder matrix in the antiglare layer is 100 parts by weight; and the average thickness H of the antiglare layer, is within a range of 0.70 to 3.00.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Toppan Printing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yusuke Tochigi, Kae Tochigi, Takahiro Morinaga