Patents by Inventor Teppei Okuyama

Teppei Okuyama 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: 20190098246
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus includes a processing unit that processes an image capture signal captured by an image capturing unit, a communication unit that is capable of transmitting the image capture signal captured by the image capturing unit to an external apparatus, and a determination unit that determines whether or not to transmit the image capture signal to the external apparatus, according to a capture setting for the image capturing unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2018
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Applicant: NIKON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Sho KAMIDE, Yasuyuki MOTOKI, Kunihiro KUWANO, Teppei OKUYAMA, Takeo MOTOHASHI, Yae JOTAKI, Masakazu SEKIGUCHI
  • Patent number: 10230887
    Abstract: A lens barrel attached to an imaging device, including a focus lens unit that is movable in an optical axis direction; an actuator that moves the focus lens unit along the optical axis direction; a drive control section that controls drive of the actuator; and a setting section that is capable of setting a movement range of the focus lens unit to be one of a first range and a second range that differ from each other with respect to at least one of one end and another end, each range defining the range in which the focus lens unit is allowed to move. Even when the movement range of the focus lens unit is set by the setting section to be one of the first range and the second range, the drive control section removes the setting of the movement range when instructions are received from the imaging device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: NIKON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Teppei Okuyama, Hidefumi Ota, Toshiaki Maeda, Satoshi Hara, Akihiko Kawai
  • Patent number: 10178338
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus includes: a processing unit that processes an image capture signal captured by an image capturing unit; a communication unit that is capable of transmitting the image capture signal captured by the image capturing unit to an external apparatus; and a determination unit that determines whether or not to transmit the image capture signal to the external apparatus, according to a capture setting for the image capturing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: NIKON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Sho Kamide, Yasuyuki Motoki, Kunihiro Kuwano, Teppei Okuyama, Takeo Motohashi, Yae Jotaki, Masakazu Sekiguchi
  • Publication number: 20180307004
    Abstract: A lens barrel is removeably attachable to an image pickup unit, wherein a large amount of shake can be corrected. This lens barrel includes a mounting part that is removeably attachable to an image pickup unit, including: an image forming optical system that forms a subject image for the image pickup unit; a support unit that supports at least a portion of the image forming optical system; and a fixed unit that is disposed outside of the support unit and that is fixed to the mounting unit. The support part is relatively rotatable and moveable with respect to the fixed unit, about at least two axes which are substantially orthogonal to the light axis of the image forming optical system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2016
    Publication date: October 25, 2018
    Applicant: NIKON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Koji NAGAOKA, Kunihiko SHIMIZU, Teppei OKUYAMA, Noriyasu KOTANI, Hisanori TOGAWA
  • Publication number: 20170310919
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus includes: a processing unit that processes an image capture signal captured by an image capturing unit; a communication unit that is capable of transmitting the image capture signal captured by the image capturing unit to an external apparatus; and a determination unit that determines whether or not to transmit the image capture signal to the external apparatus, according to a capture setting for the image capturing unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2017
    Publication date: October 26, 2017
    Applicant: NIKON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Sho KAMIDE, Yasuyuki MOTOKI, Kunihiro KUWANO, Teppei OKUYAMA, Takeo MOTOHASHI, Yae JOTAKI, Masakazu SEKIGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20170099428
    Abstract: A lens barrel attached to an imaging device, including a focus lens unit that is movable in an optical axis direction; an actuator that moves the focus lens unit along the optical axis direction; a drive control section that controls drive of the actuator; and a setting section that is capable of setting a movement range of the focus lens unit to be one of a first range and a second range that differ from each other with respect to at least one of one end and another end, each range defining the range in which the focus lens unit is allowed to move. Even when the movement range of the focus lens unit is set by the setting section to be one of the first range and the second range, the drive control section removes the setting of the movement range when instructions are received from the imaging device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2015
    Publication date: April 6, 2017
    Applicant: NIKON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Teppei OKUYAMA, Hidefumi OTA, Toshiaki MAEDA, Satoshi HARA, Akihiko KAWAI
  • Publication number: 20160127672
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus includes: a processing unit that processes an image capture signal captured by an image capturing unit; a communication unit that is capable of transmitting the image capture signal captured by the image capturing unit to an external apparatus; and a determination unit that determines whether or not to transmit the image capture signal to the external apparatus, according to a capture setting for the image capturing unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2013
    Publication date: May 5, 2016
    Inventors: Sho KAMIDE, Yasuyuki MOTOKI, Kunihiro KUWANO, Teppei OKUYAMA, Takeo MOTOHASHI, Yae JOTAKI, Masakazu SEKIGUCHI
  • Patent number: 8764204
    Abstract: At the inside wall face of the first tube portion 8a of the lens barrel, the shielding grooves 20 having a saw blade shape are formed along the optical axis O, and each shielding groove 20 at least comprises the first inclined face 22 facing the image side, and the second inclined face 24 facing the object side, further the groove widths of the shielding groove 20 is constituted so that they changes in steps or continuously as getting closer to the second lens group 10b from the object side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Nikon Corporation
    Inventors: Teppei Okuyama, Akihiko Obama
  • Publication number: 20130010377
    Abstract: At the inside wall face of the first tube portion 8a of the lens barrel, the shielding grooves 20 having a saw blade shape are formed along the optical axis O, and each shielding groove 20 at least comprises the first inclined face 22 facing the image side, and the second inclined face 24 facing the object side, further the groove widths of the shielding groove 20 is constituted so that they changes in steps or continuously as getting closer to the second lens group 10b from the object side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2012
    Publication date: January 10, 2013
    Applicant: NIKON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Teppei OKUYAMA, Akihiko Obama
  • Patent number: 7663810
    Abstract: To provide a lens barrel having an improved assembly accuracy. The lens barrel is provided with: a stationary part; a movable part provided movably relative to the stationary part, its movement moving a lens relative to the stationary part; a rotary member to transfer to the movable part a driving force for moving the movable part relative to the stationary part; and a supporting part provided integrally with the stationary part to support a rotary axis of the rotary member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2010
    Assignee: Nikon Corporation
    Inventors: Tsuneo Watanabe, Teppei Okuyama
  • Publication number: 20080192367
    Abstract: To provide a lens barrel having an improved assembly accuracy. The lens barrel is provided with: a stationary part; a movable part provided movably relative to the stationary part, its movement moving a lens relative to the stationary part; a rotary member to transfer to the movable part a driving force for moving the movable part relative to the stationary part; and a supporting part provided integrally with the stationary part to support a rotary axis of the rotary member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2008
    Publication date: August 14, 2008
    Applicant: NIKON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tsuneo WATANABE, Teppei Okuyama