Patents by Inventor Toshihiro Tokito

Toshihiro Tokito 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: 20220009425
    Abstract: [Object] To provide a vehicle-mounted camera capable of successfully absorbing stress applied to a flexible board that connects a main board and an imaging device board to each other. [Solving Means] The vehicle-mounted camera includes an imaging device board, a main board, and a flexible board. The imaging device board includes a first terminal. The main board includes a second terminal. The flexible board includes a first connection portion to be connected to the first terminal, a second connection portion to be connected to the second terminal, and a first bending portion and a second bending portion that are located between the first connection portion and the second connection portion and are bent along a first bending axis and a second bending axis intersecting with each other in a developed state of the flexible board. The vehicle-mounted camera is capable of absorbing stress in any direction applied to the flexible board.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2019
    Publication date: January 13, 2022
    Applicant: Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation
    Inventor: Toshihiro Tokito
  • Publication number: 20210344824
    Abstract: [SUMMARY] [OBJECT] To provide a vehicle-mounted camera capable of achieving both of miniaturization and high functionality. [MEANS FOR SOLVING] The vehicle-mounted camera includes an optical unit, a frame, a cover member, a holder, and a pair of screw members. The frame includes a front wall portion having a flat plate shape and extending along a plane orthogonal to an axis, and a pair of first through-hole portions provided to the front wall portion. The cover member includes a pair of second through-hole portions adjacent to the pair of first through-hole portions in a forward direction of the axis. The holder includes a holding portion that holds the optical unit, a pair of columnar portions that protrude in the forward direction and are inserted into the pair of first through-hole portions and the pair of second through-hole portions from a rearward direction of the axis, and a pair of screw hole portions formed toward the rearward direction from distal end portions of the pair of columnar portions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2019
    Publication date: November 4, 2021
    Applicant: Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation
    Inventor: Toshihiro Tokito
  • Publication number: 20210297564
    Abstract: The present technology relates to an onboard camera that enables a camera chassis to be easily assembled while providing shielding between plates. The onboard camera according to an aspect of the present technology has an internal structure including: a bottom face plate which forms a bottom face of a housing and has end portions serving as wall faces formed respectively at opposite ends of the bottom face plate; a board on which an electronic component is installed; a top face plate which covers the board and has end portions serving as wall faces formed respectively at opposite ends of the top face plate; and a shield plate which has insertion portions formed at opposite ends, the insertion portions being positioned in clearances between the end portions of the bottom face plate and the end portions of the top face plate to close the clearances. The present technology can be applied to an onboard camera.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2019
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Applicant: Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation
    Inventor: Toshihiro Tokito
  • Publication number: 20210284082
    Abstract: The present technology relates to an onboard camera holding method, an onboard camera, and a bracket that enable the onboard camera to be positionally aligned with precision. The holding method according to an aspect of the present technology is a method of holding the onboard camera that includes protruding portions having cylindrical faces respectively formed on a front face and left and right opposite side faces of a housing, by pressing the cylindrical faces of the respective protruding portions of the onboard camera against notches at insertion holes formed at positions of a bracket corresponding to positions of the respective protruding portions by use of forces applied by pressurizing members provided to the bracket, the pressurizing members applying the forces to predetermined positions of the housing. The present technology can be applied to the bracket of the onboard camera.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2019
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Applicant: Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation
    Inventor: Toshihiro Tokito
  • Patent number: 5314141
    Abstract: In a tape cassette recording and/or reproducing apparatus capable of selective operation with a relatively large or small-sized cassette containing a respective pair of rotatable reels having a relatively large or small center-to-center distance, respectively; a cassette holder is movable between a cassette receiving and discharging position and a loading position and can receive a selected one of the large and small-sized cassettes when in the receiving and discharging position and can convey the selected cassette to the loading position; a pair of reel bases are movable relative to each other for varying the center-to-center distance therebetween; a reel base adjusting device is selectively driven in first or second modes for respectively moving the reel bases to first or second positions wherein the center-to-center distance therebetween is suitable for engagement with the reels of a large or small-sized cassette; a detector detects the size of a cassette received in the holder and assumes different condit
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 1991
    Date of Patent: May 24, 1994
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Masami Ishii, Osamu Murayama, Kenji Kasahara, Yoshimori Horiuchi, Toshihiro Tokito