Patents by Inventor Tatsuya Yamazaki

Tatsuya Yamazaki 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: 20120231328
    Abstract: A cylindrical battery gasket that will not functionally deteriorate in absorbing stress caused by the gasket extending radially upon the battery being sealed is provided with a boss part (32) with a central hole 31 through which a negative electrode collector 22 is inserted, a canister contact part 33 that is affixed in place and in contact with a cathode canister 11, a disk-shaped part 34 that is provided to connect the boss part 32 to the canister contact part 33, and a stress buffering part 37 that is provided on the way to the disk-shaped part 34. The stress buffering part 37 has a first bent part 37a and a second bent part 37b, both of an acute angle, and is set nearer the center of the cathode canister 11 than to the positive electrode mixture 12, upon the gasket being installed in the cathode canister 11.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2011
    Publication date: September 13, 2012
    Applicant: FDK Energy Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tatsuya Yamazaki, Shuji Murakami, Hidenori Tsuzuki
  • Publication number: 20120113401
    Abstract: There is provided a projection device including a device main body, and an open/close unit having a projection lens, the open/close unit being connected to the device main body in a manner openable and closable about an open/close axis formed in a vertical direction of the device main body and in a manner rotatable about a rotation axis that is perpendicular to the open/close axis. The projection lens is, in a closed state in which the open/close unit is closed with respect to the device main body such that the projection lens faces outward, provided on an upper side of the rotation axis of the open/close unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2011
    Publication date: May 10, 2012
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Tatsuya YAMAZAKI, Katsumi IKUTA, Atsuko KASHIWAGI, Nobutaka SAITOH, Nobuhito EBINE
  • Publication number: 20120105701
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus including a main body, a member including a projection device, the member moveably attached to the main body, a detector that detects an orientation of the moveable member with respect to the main body, and a processor that controls the projection device based on an output of the detector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2011
    Publication date: May 3, 2012
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Tatsuya YAMAZAKI, Katsumi Ikuta, Atsuko Kashiwagi, Nobutaka Saitoh, Nobuhito Ebine
  • Publication number: 20120105738
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus that includes a main body, a member movably attached to the main body, a first detector configured to detect an orientation of the member with respect to the main body, a second detector configured to detect whether the main body is connected to a cradle apparatus, and a processor configured to output a command for controlling an operation of a projection device based on an output of the first and second detectors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2011
    Publication date: May 3, 2012
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tatsuya Yamazaki, Katsumi Ikuta, Atsuko Kashiwagi, Nobutaka Saitoh, Nobuhito Ebine
  • Patent number: 8170232
    Abstract: The present invention is equipped with a USB interface 7 for being connected to a portable music player that is an external device, a browser button 27, a rotary encoder button 26, a back button 28, CPU 31 for acquiring a content list CL from the portable music player, RAM 33 for storing the content list CL acquired by the CPU 31, and a LED processing section 42 for changing how the rotary encoder button 26 illuminates to encourage the next operation at a time when the browse button 27 is operated. Accordingly, when searching pieces of music content stored in the portable music player that is an external device, one can unknowingly understand how to operate, thereby providing good operability even for searching pieces of music content of the external portable music player.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2012
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Yoko Kitahara, Fumihisa Mizuochi, Takuma Higo, Takaharu Fujii, Masaru Kataoka, Nobuo Ozawa, Tatsuya Yamazaki
  • Patent number: 8137835
    Abstract: The plated steel plate for a cell can provides stable and good electrical contact on an outer surface of the cell can, and the evolution of gas within a battery can be suppressed by reducing damage to a plated surface of the steel plate when the cell can is formed by drawing press. In this manner, it is possible to provide a battery and an alkaline dry battery that can realize stable electrical contact with devices and reduce the evolution of gas. In a plated steel plate for a cell can both of whose surfaces are plated mainly with nickel, one surface of a steel plate that is a plated substrate is a dull finished surface, and another surface thereof is a bright finished surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2012
    Assignee: FDK Energy Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuji Tsuchida, Shigeyuki Kuniya, Tatsuya Yamazaki
  • Publication number: 20120063757
    Abstract: An optical device comprises a shake detection unit adapted to detect shaking of the optical device, an amplifying unit adapted to amplify a difference between an output of the shake detection unit and a reference voltage, an offset calculation unit adapted to calculate an offset component based on an output of the amplifying unit, a changing unit adapted to change the reference voltage so as to remove the offset component, a correction unit adapted to correct the output of the amplifying unit so as to cancel out a change made by the changing unit, and a focal length detection unit adapted to detect a focal length of the imaging optical system, wherein the changing unit changes the reference voltage when the offset component exceeds a threshold, and the threshold is higher when the imaging optical system is on a telephoto side than on a wide-angle side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2011
    Publication date: March 15, 2012
    Applicant: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Tatsuya Yamazaki
  • Patent number: 8040431
    Abstract: Disclosed is a camera apparatus including an enclosure configured to enclose an imaging unit, a terminal arrangement unit arranged adjacent to a curved surface of an edge portion of the enclosure, and a cover member for covering the terminal arrangement unit, configured to move to open in parallel and along a straight guide groove provided near the terminal arrangement unit, and to turn along the curved surface of the edge portion when the cover has moved to open a prescribed amount along the straight guide groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2011
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Keita Okuda, Hidenori Ishibashi, Hidetoshi Isawa, Tatsuya Yamazaki
  • Patent number: 8040109
    Abstract: Poor contact on a terminal face that is likely to especially occur with a dry battery with low electromotive force can be appropriately inspected and suppressed. Moreover, the inspection can be highly efficiently performed in a non-contacting state. Also, a cylindrical dry battery in which the poor contact on the terminal face is certainly suppressed is provided. An apparatus 50 that inspects an electric contact at an outer surface of a positive terminal 12 and a negative terminal 32 of a dry battery 10, includes: a light-emitting section 51 that makes a light incident on a part to be measured on a terminal face of the battery; a light-receiving section 52 that detects a reflection state of the light from the part to be measured, and a measurement processing section 55 that quantifies gloss level of the part to be measured based on detection with the light-receiving section 52, wherein evaluation data of the electric contact is obtained with measurement values of the gloss level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2011
    Assignee: FDK Energy Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shigeyuki Kuniya, Yuji Tsuchida, Tatsuya Yamazaki
  • Patent number: 8022995
    Abstract: An image pickup apparatus is disclosed which provides an appropriate inclination guide display in accordance with an aspect ratio of a picked-up image and the like. The image pickup apparatus includes an inclination detector which detects an inclination of the image pickup apparatus, a display device capable of superimposedly showing an inclination guide display corresponding to a detection output from the inclination detector, on a picked-up image, and an aspect ratio setter which sets the aspect ratio of a picked-up image. The apparatus includes a display controller which controls whether or not to show the inclination guide display on the display device on the basis of the aspect ratio set by the aspect ratio setter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2011
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Tatsuya Yamazaki, Masahiro Shibata, Yoshikazu Ishikawa, Kazunori Ishii, Hideo Kawahara, Hitoshi Yasuda, Daisuke Ishikawa
  • Publication number: 20110209924
    Abstract: The submarine phenomenon can be prevented and the accuracy of a passenger's weight measurement is improved. A vehicle seat includes a pair of fixed lower rails fixed on the floor of a passenger compartment, a pair of movable upper rails that are engaged with the fixed lower rails so as to be slidable in a front-and-rear direction with respect to each of the fixed lower rails, a sub frame which is disposed at an upper side of the movable upper rails, load sensors and that lie between the sub frame and the movable upper rails, brackets and which are disposed so as to erect them on each of the movable upper rails, and a submarine pipe 11 which is crossed between the brackets. The submarine pipe is disposed to be slidable in a left-and-right direction with respect to the right bracket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2011
    Publication date: September 1, 2011
    Applicants: TS TECH CO., LTD., HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shigeru Endo, Kenji Sato, Harutomi Nishide, Tatsuya Yamazaki
  • Publication number: 20110157380
    Abstract: This invention comprises an image sensor which captures a moving image of an object, the image of which is formed by an imaging lens, a first detection unit which detects vibration of an image capture apparatus, a second detection unit which detects movement of the object based on an image signal for each image capture period which is output by the image sensor, a distance detection unit which detects an object distance, which is a distance from the image capture apparatus to the object, a changing unit which changes an output of the second detection unit based on the object distance which is detected by the distance detection unit, and a driving unit which drives a vibration correction unit, which optically performs vibration correction, based on an output of the first detection unit and an output of the second detection unit which is changed by the changing unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2010
    Publication date: June 30, 2011
    Applicant: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Tatsuya Yamazaki
  • Publication number: 20110139515
    Abstract: The submarine phenomenon can be prevented and the accuracy of a passenger's weight measurement is improved. A vehicle seat includes a pair of fixed lower rails fixed on the floor of a passenger compartment, a pair of movable upper rails that are engaged with the fixed lower rails so as to be slidable in a front-and-rear direction with respect to each of the fixed lower rails, a sub frame which is disposed at an upper side of the movable upper rails, load sensors and that lie between the sub frame and the movable upper rails, brackets and which are disposed so as to erect them on each of the movable upper rails, and a submarine pipe 11 which is crossed between the brackets. The submarine pipe is disposed to be slidable in a left-and-right direction with respect to the right bracket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2011
    Publication date: June 16, 2011
    Applicants: TS TECH CO., LTD., HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shigeru ENDO, Kenji Sato, Harutomi Nishide, Tatsuya Yamazaki
  • Publication number: 20110115933
    Abstract: An image pickup apparatus is disclosed which provides an appropriate inclination guide display in accordance with an aspect ratio of a picked-up image and the like. The image pickup apparatus includes an inclination detector which detects an inclination of the image pickup apparatus, a display device capable of superimposedly showing an inclination guide display corresponding to a detection output from the inclination detector, on a picked-up image, and an aspect ratio setter which sets the aspect ratio of a picked-up image. The apparatus includes a display controller which controls whether or not to show the inclination guide display on the display device on the basis of the aspect ratio set by the aspect ratio setter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2010
    Publication date: May 19, 2011
    Applicant: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tatsuya Yamazaki, Masahiro Shibata, Yoshikazu Ishikawa, Kazunori Ishii, Hideo Kawahara, Hitoshi Yasuda, Daisuke Ishikawa
  • Publication number: 20110109783
    Abstract: An image pickup apparatus is disclosed which provides an appropriate inclination guide display in accordance with an aspect ratio of a picked-up image and the like. The image pickup apparatus includes an inclination detector which detects an inclination of the image pickup apparatus, a display device capable of superimposedly showing an inclination guide display corresponding to a detection output from the inclination detector, on a picked-up image, and an aspect ratio setter which sets the aspect ratio of a picked-up image. The apparatus includes a display controller which controls whether or not to show the inclination guide display on the display device on the basis of the aspect ratio set by the aspect ratio setter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2010
    Publication date: May 12, 2011
    Applicant: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tatsuya Yamazaki, Masahiro Shibata, Yoshikazu Ishikawa, Kazunori Ishii, Hideo Kawahara, Hitoshi Yasuda, Daisuke Ishikawa
  • Publication number: 20110109756
    Abstract: An image pickup apparatus is disclosed which provides an appropriate inclination guide display in accordance with an aspect ratio of a picked-up image and the like. The image pickup apparatus includes an inclination detector which detects an inclination of the image pickup apparatus, a display device capable of superimposedly showing an inclination guide display corresponding to a detection output from the inclination detector, on a picked-up image, and an aspect ratio setter which sets the aspect ratio of a picked-up image. The apparatus includes a display controller which controls whether or not to show the inclination guide display on the display device on the basis of the aspect ratio set by the aspect ratio setter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2010
    Publication date: May 12, 2011
    Applicant: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tatsuya Yamazaki, Masahiro Shibata, Yoshikazu Ishikawa, Kazunori Ishii, Hideo Kawahara, Hitoshi Yasuda, Daisuke Ishikawa
  • Publication number: 20110109757
    Abstract: An image pickup apparatus is disclosed which provides an appropriate inclination guide display in accordance with an aspect ratio of a picked-up image and the like. The image pickup apparatus includes an inclination detector which detects an inclination of the image pickup apparatus, a display device capable of superimposedly showing an inclination guide display corresponding to a detection output from the inclination detector, on a picked-up image, and an aspect ratio setter which sets the aspect ratio of a picked-up image. The apparatus includes a display controller which controls whether or not to show the inclination guide display on the display device on the basis of the aspect ratio set by the aspect ratio setter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2010
    Publication date: May 12, 2011
    Applicant: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tatsuya Yamazaki, Masahiro Shibata, Yoshikazu Ishikawa, Kazunori Ishii, Hideo Kawahara, Hitoshi Yasuda, Daisuke Ishikawa
  • Patent number: 7932950
    Abstract: An automatic focusing apparatus performs focusing using a first automatic focusing method in which lens drive control is performed based on a focus signal so that a focus lens is moved to an in-focus point, and a second automatic focusing method in which lens drive control is performed based on information corresponding to an object distance so that the focus lens is moved to an in-focus point. The direction in which the focus lens is moved to the in-focus point according to the second automatic focusing method is compared with the direction in which the focus lens is moved to the in-focus point according to the first automatic focusing method. Based on the result, it is determined whether to perform the lens drive control according to the second automatic focusing method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2011
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Tatsuya Yamazaki
  • Patent number: RE42793
    Abstract: The object of this invention is to provide an imaging apparatus capable of providing a high-quality image optimum for medical diagnosis or the like by an arrangement for preventing any degradation in image quality due to the influence of electromagnetic noise and vibration caused by grid movement. In order to achieve this object, as operation control in receiving radiation transmitted through an object by an image sensing element through a movable grid and reading the accumulated signal from the image sensing element, a control device stops moving drive movement of the grid after the end of radiation irradiation for the object, and after the stop of moving drive stopping the movement, starts reading the accumulated signal from the image sensing element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2011
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Toshikazu Tamura, Tatsuya Yamazaki, Akira Hirai
  • Patent number: RE42852
    Abstract: The object of this invention is to provide an imaging apparatus capable of providing a high-quality image optimum for medical diagnosis or the like by an arrangement for preventing any degradation in image quality due to the influence of electromagnetic noise and vibration caused by grid movement. In order to achieve this object, as operation control in receiving radiation transmitted through an object by an image sensing element through a movable grid and reading the accumulated signal from the image sensing element, a control device stops moving drive movement of the grid after the end of radiation irradiation for the object, and after the stop of moving drive stopping the movement, starts reading the accumulated signal from the image sensing element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2011
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Toshikazu Tamura, Tatsuya Yamazaki, Akira Hirai