Patents by Inventor Tetsuya Shimoda

Tetsuya Shimoda 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).

  • Patent number: 11045284
    Abstract: A dental brace is formed with a bracket main body portion, an opening/closing lid portion, 3a and a tooth abutting plate portion. The tooth abutting plate portion includes, on one surface side, a first surface portion which abuts on the surface of a tooth T on the side of a tongue and includes, on a side opposite to the first surface portion, a second surface portion to which the bracket main body portion is adhered, and a charge hole portion is formed which penetrates from the first surface portion to the second surface portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignees: KIRISHIMA SEIKO CO., LTD., MEDICAL CORPORATION KYOUJIN-KAI SHIMODA ORTHODONTIC CLINIC, GC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Junichi Nishishige, Tetsuya Shimoda
  • Publication number: 20200336652
    Abstract: The present technology relates to an imaging device, an imaging method, and a program capable of setting a resolution based on a distance to a subject. A control unit which changes a resolution of a captured image on the basis of distance information, corresponding to the captured image, regarding a detected distance to a subject included in the image is included. The control unit changes a resolution of a portion of a region of the captured image on the basis of the distance information. The portion of the region is a region distant from another region. The control unit changes the resolution of the portion of the region such that the portion of the region becomes higher than a resolution of another region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2020
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuhiro SHIMAUCHI, Kenzaburo SEKI, Tetsuya SHIMODA, Yasuyoshi KUWAZOE, Yuta NAKAO, Takashi KOHASHI
  • Patent number: 10742872
    Abstract: The present technology relates to an imaging device, an imaging method, and a program capable of setting a resolution based on a distance to a subject. A control unit which changes a resolution of a captured image on the basis of distance information, corresponding to the captured image, regarding a detected distance to a subject included in the image is included. The control unit changes a resolution of a portion of a region of the captured image on the basis of the distance information. The portion of the region is a region distant from another region. The control unit changes the resolution of the portion of the region such that the portion of the region becomes higher than a resolution of another region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Shimauchi, Kenzaburo Seki, Tetsuya Shimoda, Yasuyoshi Kuwazoe, Yuta Nakao, Takashi Kohashi
  • Patent number: 10382869
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus is disclosed. In one embodiment, an electronic apparatus comprises a panel, a piezoelectric vibrator, a first bonding member, and a second bonding member. The piezoelectric vibrator is located on an inner surface of the panel. The first bonding member is located between the panel and the piezoelectric vibrator to bond the piezoelectric vibrator to the panel. The second bonding member is located between the panel and the piezoelectric vibrator to bond the piezoelectric vibrator to the panel and has an elastic modulus lower than an elastic modulus of the first bonding member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: KYOCERA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Tetsuya Shimoda
  • Publication number: 20190209271
    Abstract: [Object] An object is to provide dental braces in which sufficient adhesion strength can be maintained by simple processing within the oral cavity of a person to be treated for a long time and with which it is possible to reduce an uncomfortable feeling when the dental braces are fitted. [Solution Means] A dental brace 1a is mainly formed with a bracket main body portion 2a, an opening/closing lid portion 3a and a tooth abutting plate portion 4a. The tooth abutting plate portion 4a includes, on one surface side, a first surface portion 41 which abuts on the surface of a tooth T on the side of a tongue and includes, on a side opposite to the first surface portion 41, a second surface portion 42 to which the bracket main body portion 2b is adhered, and a charge hole portion 44 is formed which penetrates from the first surface portion 41 to the second surface portion 42.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2017
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Applicants: KIRISHIMA SEIKO CO., LTD., MEDICAL CORPORATION KYOUJIN-KAI-SHIMODA ORTHODONTIC CLINIC, GC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Junichi NISHISHIGE, Tetsuya SHIMODA
  • Patent number: 10341474
    Abstract: A mobile device is disclosed. A mobile device comprises a display, a battery disposed on the back side of the display, and a film speaker disposed on the back side of the battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventors: Mizuho Hidaka, Norikazu Morioka, Kotaro Nakamura, Tomoki Tsuchiya, Keiichi Nagoshi, Tetsuya Shimoda
  • Publication number: 20190158732
    Abstract: The present technology relates to an imaging device, an imaging method, and a program which are capable of setting a resolution based on a distance to a subject. A control unit which changes a resolution of a captured image on the basis of distance information, corresponding to the captured image, regarding a detected distance to a subject included in the image is included. The control unit changes a resolution of a portion of a region of the captured image on the basis of the distance information. The portion of the region is a region distant from another region. The control unit changes the resolution of the portion of the region such that the portion of the region becomes higher than a resolution of another region. The control unit sets a resolution of the subject to be high in a case in which the distance to the subject is longer than a predetermined reference, and sets the resolution of the subject to be low in a case in which the distance to the subject is smaller than the predetermined reference.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2017
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuhiro SHIMAUCHI, Kenzaburo SEKI, Tetsuya SHIMODA, Yasuyoshi KUWAZOE, Yuta NAKAO, Takashi KOHASHI
  • Patent number: 9912789
    Abstract: An electronic device according to an embodiment of the present disclosure includes a translucent panel and a casing to which the translucent panel is attached. The translucent panel includes a curved portion curved toward the casing. The casing includes an attaching surface facing an end surface of the translucent panel, the end surface facing the casing. A distance between an end of the end surface of the translucent panel and a portion of the attaching surface of the casing facing the end of the end surface is longer than a distance between a middle portion of the end surface of the translucent panel and a portion of the attaching surface of the casing facing the middle portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: KYOCERA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tetsuya Shimoda, Hayato Mizuno
  • Publication number: 20170257707
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus is disclosed. In one embodiment, an electronic apparatus comprises a panel, a piezoelectric vibrator, a first bonding member, and a second bonding member. The piezoelectric vibrator is located on an inner surface of the panel. The first bonding member is located between the panel and the piezoelectric vibrator to bond the piezoelectric vibrator to the panel. The second bonding member is located between the panel and the piezoelectric vibrator to bond the piezoelectric vibrator to the panel and has an elastic modulus lower than an elastic modulus of the first bonding member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2017
    Publication date: September 7, 2017
    Inventor: Tetsuya SHIMODA
  • Patent number: 9706024
    Abstract: An electronic device according to an embodiment includes a casing and a translucent panel attached to the casing. The translucent panel has a curved portion curved toward the casing. The casing includes an attaching surface and a sidewall. The attaching surface faces an end surface of the translucent panel. The sidewall is located to be raised from the attaching surface toward a back surface of the curved portion, and is inclined from a direction perpendicular to the attaching surface toward a central portion of the translucent panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: Kyocera Corporation
    Inventors: Tetsuya Shimoda, Hayato Mizuno
  • Publication number: 20170105294
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus is disclosed. An electronic apparatus comprises a cover panel, a display panel, and a piezoelectric vibrator. The cover panel is located on a front surface of the electronic apparatus. The display panel is located on a rear surface side of the cover panel and includes a display element that emits light itself. The piezoelectric vibrator is located closer to the rear surface side than the display panel is, is configured to be vibrated based on a sound signal, and outputs the vibration to the cover panel through the display panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Publication date: April 13, 2017
    Inventors: Tetsuya SHIMODA, Mizuho HIDAKA, Norikazu MORIOKA
  • Publication number: 20160364076
    Abstract: An electronic device of the present disclosure includes a casing, a translucent panel including a curved portion, the curved portion being bent toward the casing, and a touch panel located on a surface of the translucent panel toward the casing, the touch panel covering the curved portion. The touch panel includes a first transparent substrate facing the translucent panel and a first transparent electrode located on a surface of the transparent substrate toward the casing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2016
    Publication date: December 15, 2016
    Inventors: Tetsuya SHIMODA, Hayato MIZUNO, Norikazu MORIOKA, Naoki MATSUO, Daisuke TAKAHASHI
  • Publication number: 20160337489
    Abstract: An electronic device according to an embodiment of the present disclosure includes a translucent panel and a casing to which the translucent panel is attached. The translucent panel includes a curved portion curved toward the casing. The casing includes an attaching surface facing an end surface of the translucent panel, the end surface facing the casing. A distance between an end of the end surface of the translucent panel and a portion of the attaching surface of the casing facing the end of the end surface is longer than a distance between a middle portion of the end surface of the translucent panel and a portion of the attaching surface of the casing facing the middle portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2016
    Publication date: November 17, 2016
    Inventors: Tetsuya SHIMODA, Hayato MIZUNO
  • Publication number: 20160337488
    Abstract: An electronic device according to an embodiment includes a casing and a translucent panel attached to the casing. The translucent panel has a curved portion curved toward the casing. The casing includes an attaching surface and a sidewall. The attaching surface faces an end surface of the translucent panel. The sidewall is located to be raised from the attaching surface toward a back surface of the curved portion, and is inclined from a direction perpendicular to the attaching surface toward a central portion of the translucent panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2016
    Publication date: November 17, 2016
    Inventors: Tetsuya SHIMODA, Hayato Mizuno
  • Publication number: 20160266347
    Abstract: The present technology relates to an imaging apparatus and method, and a program, capable of focusing on a subject with higher accuracy. An image sensor shoots a captured image by receiving light coming from a subject via an optical unit and by converting the light into electrical signal. A captured-image processing unit detects a luminance level of the captured image. A passive mode AF calculator calculates a shift amount of a lens in autofocusing using a passive mode, and an active mode AF calculator calculates a shift amount of a lens in autofocusing using an active mode. An AF mode determination unit selects any one of the passive mode or the active mode by comparing the luminance level with a threshold. The present technology is applicable to digital still cameras.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2014
    Publication date: September 15, 2016
    Inventor: TETSUYA SHIMODA
  • Patent number: 8169499
    Abstract: A video camera (100) for transmitting image data from an image pickup device to an image processing device with reduced electric power includes a C-MOS image sensor (110) that reads captured image data on the basis of a reference clock CLK0, a frequency multiplying circuit (121) that generates a high-speed clock CLK1, a rearranging circuit (122) that transposes the captured image data into bit data sequences, a data output section (120) that causes each data transmitter (124) to sequentially transmit a corresponding bit data sequence to the outside on the basis of the high-speed clock CLK1, and a system controller (400) that drives data transmitters (124), the number of which is proportional to a transmission speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2012
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Tetsuya Shimoda
  • Publication number: 20100026814
    Abstract: A video camera (100) for transmitting image data from an image pickup device to an image processing device with reduced electric power includes a C-MOS image sensor (110) that reads captured image data on the basis of a reference clock CLK0, a frequency multiplying circuit (121) that generates a high-speed clock CLK1, a rearranging circuit (122) that transposes the captured image data into bit data sequences, a data output section (120) that causes each data transmitter (124) to sequentially transmit a corresponding bit data sequence to the outside on the basis of the high-speed clock CLK1, and a system controller (400) that drives data transmitters (124), the number of which is proportional to a transmission speed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2007
    Publication date: February 4, 2010
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Tetsuya Shimoda
  • Publication number: 20070077033
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an image processing apparatus and method, a display apparatus and method, and an electronic apparatus in which a driver can be controlled by superposing panel setting data on an image signal. For example, a controller (63) supplies driver control signals to an image processor (61) by serial communications. The image processor (61) stores digital signals input from a video-signal processor (12) in a video memory (14), and reads the digital signals and executes predetermined signal processing as needed, thereby converting the digital signals into video signals having horizontal and vertical blanking periods. At this time, the image processor (61) superposes panel setting data in accordance with the driver control signals from the controller (63) on the vertical blanking periods of the converted video signals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2005
    Publication date: April 5, 2007
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tsuneo Shirai, Shintaro Morita, Tetsuya Shimoda
  • Patent number: 6998067
    Abstract: A method of dusting-preventive treatment in which a powder having dusting property is treated with fibril-forming PTFE (polytetrafluoroethylene) to impart non-dusting property thereto and the non-dusting property of the powder, after having been reduced during transportation, are economically and advantageously recovered or improved through a relatively simple step. The method comprises: a first dusting-preventive treatment step in which fibril-forming polytetrafluoroethylene is added to a powder having dusting property, and a compression/shear force is exerted to the mixture at a temperature in the range of 20 to 200° C. to thereby regulate powder so as to have a flow value of 150 mm to 200 mm; and a second dusting-preventive treatment step in which a compression/shear force is exerted again at a temperature in the range of 50 to 150° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2006
    Inventors: Hirofumi Tsutsumi, Teruo Urano, Masatsune Ogura, Tetsuya Shimoda
  • Publication number: 20060028493
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an image display device which can be applied to an electronic still camera, for example. The image display device has a single circuit for processing of image data for display that can be used in common for liquid crystal display units which are different in arrangement of color filters. The image display device according to the present invention sequentially selects color data (DR, DG, DB) and corrects phase characteristics and sends out the results. It permits the order of color data selection and phase characteristics to be established as desired.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2005
    Publication date: February 9, 2006
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Tetsuya Shimoda, Tsutomu Kume