Patents by Inventor Takuto Horii

Takuto Horii 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: 20200295676
    Abstract: In a vibration unit, a piezoelectric element enters an internal space of a through hole; and thereby, a second case member can be arranged proximate to a first case member. Therefore, a thickness of the vibration unit can be reduced, namely, a height of the vibration unit can be reduced. As described above, since the thickness of the vibration unit is reduced, a size of the vibration unit can be reduced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2018
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Applicant: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Atsushi EZAWA, Takuto HORII, Atsuko MURAKOSHI
  • Publication number: 20200215573
    Abstract: In a vibration unit, a first electrode of a sensor circuit of a control unit is electrically connected to a first external electrode-of a first piezoelectric element, a second electrode of the sensor circuit is electrically connected to a second external electrode of the first piezoelectric element, a first electrode of a drive circuit is electrically connected to a first external electrode of a second piezoelectric element, and a second electrode of the drive circuit is electrically connected to a second external electrode of the second piezoelectric element. Only a relatively small voltage induced by an electromotive force occurring due to the flexure of the first piezoelectric element is applied to the sensor circuit. In addition, only a relatively large drive voltage to be applied to the second piezoelectric element is applied to the drive circuit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2018
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Applicant: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takuto HORII, Atsushi EZAWA
  • Patent number: 10514522
    Abstract: A lens drive unit that prevents an actuator from being inclined is provided. In the lens drive unit, when a lens frame is displaced in a direction orthogonal to a direction in which the actuator extends and contracts with respect to a base member by, for example, impact from an outside of the lens drive unit, a drive shaft of the actuator abuts on a first lateral wall and a column, so that the actuator is prevented from being inclined with respect to the base member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masahiro Hosokawa, Naoki Yusa, Seiji Fukuoka, Mio Hamashima, Toshiki Maruyama, Hiroshi Tojo, Mitsunao Homma, Takuto Horii, Atsushi Ezawa, Tatsuya Taki
  • Patent number: 10429606
    Abstract: A lens drive unit that offers enhanced reliability in connection between an actuator electrode and an electric wire is provided. In the lens drive unit, an actuator has a weight housed in an holding portion of a base member and is thereby fixed in the base member. Electrodes on a lateral surface of the weight directly contact respective terminal electrodes on an inner lateral surface of the holding portion, so that an electrical connection is established therebetween. The arrangement enhances reliability in connection between the actuator electrodes and the terminal electrodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toshiki Maruyama, Naoki Yusa, Seiji Fukuoka, Masahiro Hosokawa, Mio Hamashima, Hiroshi Tojo, Mitsunao Homma, Takuto Horii, Atsushi Ezawa, Tatsuya Taki
  • Patent number: 10409085
    Abstract: An X-axis movable object holding portion to hold an X-axis movable object is provided at a position facing an X-axis actuator in a base member. A Y-axis movable object holding portion to hold a Y-axis movable object is provided at a position facing a Y-axis actuator in the X-axis movable object. An X-axis stopper mechanism for restricting a movement range of the X-axis movable object is provided in the base member. A Y-axis stopper mechanism for restricting a movement range of the Y-axis movable object is provided in the X-axis movable object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masahiro Hosokawa, Takuto Horii, Naoki Yusa
  • Patent number: 10347816
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a piezoelectric driving device 10 capable of moving the movable member 14 along the axis direction engaged in a movable manner to the axial direction with respect to the shaft 16. A pair of the external electrodes 26 and 27 respectively comprises the first external connection part 26a and the second external connection part 27a formed at the lower end face in Z axis direction by being insulated against each other. At the opposing face of the weight member 30 facing against the lower end face of the element 20, the first circuit pattern 36 and the second circuit pattern 37 are formed by being insulated against each other; and the first circuit pattern 36 and the second circuit pattern 37 are respectively connected to the first external connection part 26 and the second external connection part 27 by a metal bonding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toshiki Maruyama, Takuto Horii, Ryuichi Sakai, Shunsuke Ueno, Atsushi Ezawa, Tatsuya Taki
  • Patent number: 10317699
    Abstract: A lens drive for driving a lens having, in seriatum along the optical axis of the lens, a base member, an X-axis movable object, a Y-axis movable object and a lens carrier. The base member, the X-axis movable object, the Y-axis movable object and the lens carrier overlap circumferentially around the optical axis in the direction of the optical axis. A first conductive suspension wire connects wiring of the Y-axis movable object and the base member. A second conductive suspension wire connects wiring of the X-axis movable object and the base member. The first and second conductive suspension wires have substantially the same length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masahiro Hosokawa, Takuto Horii, Naoki Yusa
  • Patent number: 10247955
    Abstract: An X-axis movable object holding portion to hold an X-axis movable object to be movable in an X-axis direction is provided at a position facing an X-axis actuator with an optical axis between the X-axis movable object holding portion and the X-axis actuator in a base member. A Y-axis movable object holding portion to hold a Y-axis movable object to be movable in a Y-axis direction is provided at a position facing a Y-axis actuator with the optical axis between the Y-axis movable object holding portion and the Y-axis actuator in the X-axis movable object. An auxiliary member supports a carrier actuator to move a lens carrier. In the lens carrier, a movement of the direction of the optical axis is regulated by a carrier stopper mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masahiro Hosokawa, Takuto Horii, Naoki Yusa
  • Patent number: 10247956
    Abstract: A gravity center obtained by combining a gravity center of an X-axis movable object, a gravity center of a Y-axis movable object, and a gravity center of a lens carrier is located in a triangle, as vertexes, having a contact portion in which an X-axis friction engagement portion comes into contact with an X-axis drive shaft, a contact portion in which a first X-axis support portion comes into contact with an X-axis movable object holding portion, and a contact portion in which a second X-axis support portion comes into contact with the X-axis movable object holding portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masahiro Hosokawa, Takuto Horii, Naoki Yusa
  • Publication number: 20180031853
    Abstract: An X-axis movable object holding portion to hold an X-axis movable object to be movable in an X-axis direction is provided at a position facing an X-axis actuator with an optical axis between the X-axis movable object holding portion and the X-axis actuator in a base member. A Y-axis movable object holding portion to hold a Y-axis movable object to be movable in a Y-axis direction is provided at a position facing a Y-axis actuator with the optical axis between the Y-axis movable object holding portion and the Y-axis actuator in the X-axis movable object. An auxiliary member supports a carrier actuator to move a lens carrier. In the lens carrier, a movement of the direction of the optical axis is regulated by a carrier stopper mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2017
    Publication date: February 1, 2018
    Applicant: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masahiro HOSOKAWA, Takuto HORII, Naoki YUSA
  • Publication number: 20180031855
    Abstract: A gravity center obtained by combining a gravity center of an X-axis movable object, a gravity center of a Y-axis movable object, and a gravity center of a lens carrier is located in a triangle, as vertexes, having a contact portion in which an X-axis friction engagement portion comes into contact with an X-axis drive shaft, a contact portion in which a first X-axis support portion comes into contact with an X-axis movable object holding portion, and a contact portion in which a second X-axis support portion comes into contact with the X-axis movable object holding portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2017
    Publication date: February 1, 2018
    Applicant: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masahiro HOSOKAWA, Takuto HORII, Naoki YUSA
  • Publication number: 20180031857
    Abstract: In a connection position of a first suspension wire and an electric wiring line provided in a Y-axis movable object and a connection position of a second suspension wire and an electric wiring line provided in an X-axis movable object, height positions along a direction of an optical axis of a lens from a base member are almost the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2017
    Publication date: February 1, 2018
    Applicant: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masahiro HOSOKAWA, Takuto HORII, Naoki YUSA
  • Publication number: 20180031856
    Abstract: An X-axis movable object holding portion to hold an X-axis movable object is provided at a position facing an X-axis actuator in a base member. A Y-axis movable object holding portion to hold a Y-axis movable object is provided at a position facing a Y-axis actuator in the X-axis movable object. An X-axis stopper mechanism for restricting a movement range of the X-axis movable object is provided in the base member. A Y-axis stopper mechanism for restricting a movement range of the Y-axis movable object is provided in the X-axis movable object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2017
    Publication date: February 1, 2018
    Applicant: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masahiro HOSOKAWA, Takuto HORII, Naoki YUSA
  • Publication number: 20180011282
    Abstract: A lens drive unit that offers enhanced reliability in connection between an actuator electrode and an electric wire is provided. In the lens drive unit, an actuator has a weight housed in an holding portion of a base member and is thereby fixed in the base member. Electrodes on a lateral surface of the weight directly contact respective terminal electrodes on an inner lateral surface of the holding portion, so that an electrical connection is established therebetween. The arrangement enhances reliability in connection between the actuator electrodes and the terminal electrodes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2017
    Publication date: January 11, 2018
    Applicant: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toshiki MARUYAMA, Naoki YUSA, Seiji FUKUOKA, Masahiro HOSOKAWA, Mio HAMASHIMA, Hiroshi TOJO, Mitsunao HOMMA, Takuto HORII, Atsushi EZAWA, Tatsuya TAKI
  • Publication number: 20180011281
    Abstract: A lens drive unit that prevents an actuator from being inclined is provided. In the lens drive unit, when a lens frame is displaced in a direction orthogonal to a direction in which the actuator extends and contracts with respect to a base member by, for example, impact from an outside of the lens drive unit, a drive shaft of the actuator abuts on a first lateral wall and a column, so that the actuator is prevented from being inclined with respect to the base member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2017
    Publication date: January 11, 2018
    Applicant: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masahiro HOSOKAWA, Naoki YUSA, Seiji FUKUOKA, Mio HAMASHIMA, Toshiki MARUYAMA, Hiroshi TOJO, Mitsunao HOMMA, Takuto HORII, Atsushi EZAWA, Tatsuya TAKI
  • Publication number: 20170229636
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a piezoelectric driving device 10 capable of moving the movable member 14 along the axis direction engaged in a movable manner to the axial direction with respect to the shaft 16. A pair of the external electrodes 26 and 27 respectively comprises the first external connection part 26a and the second external connection part 27a formed at the lower end face in Z axis direction by being insulated against each other. At the opposing face of the weight member 30 facing against the lower end face of the element 20, the first circuit pattern 36 and the second circuit pattern 37 are formed by being insulated against each other; and the first circuit pattern 36 and the second circuit pattern 37 are respectively connected to the first external connection part 26 and the second external connection part 27 by a metal bonding.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2017
    Publication date: August 10, 2017
    Applicant: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toshiki MARUYAMA, Takuto HORII, Ryuichi SAKAI, Shunsuke UENO, Atsushi EZAWA, Tatsuya TAKI
  • Patent number: 7969278
    Abstract: A thermistor has a sealing portion of glass which seals at least a thermistor element body, first and second electrodes, and ends of the first and second lead wires and an insulating portion which covers portions of the first and second lead wires exposed from the sealing portion. The first and second lead wires are spaced from each other and include respective first portions extending from the aforementioned ends and spaced from each other with a first space, respective second portions spaced from each other with a second space larger than the first space, and respective third portions spaced from each other with a space varying from the first space to the second space, between the first and second portions. The insulating portion covers the first portions of the first and second lead wires together and covers the second and third portions of the first and second lead wires independently for each of the first and second lead wires.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2011
    Assignee: TDK Corporation
    Inventors: Satoshi Kato, Hirokazu Kobayashi, Kazuo Satou, Tsuneki Tanaka, Takuto Horii
  • Publication number: 20100052842
    Abstract: A thermistor has a sealing portion of glass which seals at least a thermistor element body, first and second electrodes, and ends of the first and second lead wires and an insulating portion which covers portions of the first and second lead wires exposed from the sealing portion. The first and second lead wires are spaced from each other and include respective first portions extending from the aforementioned ends and spaced from each other with a first space, respective second portions spaced from each other with a second space larger than the first space, and respective third portions spaced from each other with a space varying from the first space to the second space, between the first and second portions. The insulating portion covers the first portions of the first and second lead wires together and covers the second and third portions of the first and second lead wires independently for each of the first and second lead wires.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2009
    Publication date: March 4, 2010
    Applicant: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Satoshi KATO, Hirokazu KOBAYASHI, Kazuo SATOU, Tsuneki TANAKA, Takuto HORII