Patents by Inventor Yasuo Miyake

Yasuo Miyake 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: 10819924
    Abstract: An electronic device including: a photosensitive layer that converts incident light into a signal charge; a first electrode that collects the signal charge; and a first carrier blocking layer between the photosensitive layer and the first electrode. The carrier blocking layer is configured to block a carrier a polarity of which is different from that of the signal charge. Under a first range of biases on the electronic device, the photosensitive layer is configured to generate photocurrent while illuminated. Under a second range of biases on the electronic device, the photosensitive layer is configured to generate lower photocurrent while illuminated compared to under the first range of biases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yasuo Miyake, Masashi Murakami, Tokuhiko Tamaki, Yoshiaki Satou
  • Patent number: 10805554
    Abstract: An imaging device includes a photoelectric converter including a pixel electrode, a counter electrode, and a photoelectric conversion layer between the pixel electrode and the counter electrode, the photoelectric conversion layer converting incident light into an electric charge; and a voltage application circuit that applies a first voltage between the pixel electrode and the counter electrode in a first frame and that applies a second voltage between the pixel electrode and the counter electrode in a second frame different from the first frame, the first voltage being a constant voltage, the second voltage being a pulse-shaped voltage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tsutomu Kobayashi, Kazuko Nishimura, Yasuo Miyake, Sanshiro Shishido
  • Publication number: 20200322556
    Abstract: An imaging device includes a pixel including a permittivity modulation element that includes opposite and pixel electrodes and a permittivity modulation structure whose permittivity changes according to the radiation of light, a capacitive element that includes first and second electrodes, and a detection circuit that outputs a signal corresponding to the potential of the pixel electrode. Also provided are a voltage supply circuit that applies first and second voltages in different first and second periods to one of the opposite electrode and the first electrode, and a signal processing circuit that generates a third signal being a difference between a first signal output from the detection circuit in the first period and a second signal output from the detection circuit in the second period. The potential difference between the opposite electrode and the first electrode when the second voltage is applied is less than when the first voltage is applied.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2020
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Inventors: TAKEYOSHI TOKUHARA, YASUO MIYAKE, SANSHIRO SHISHIDO
  • Publication number: 20200321365
    Abstract: An imaging device includes: a photoelectric converter including first and second electrodes, and a photoelectric conversion layer located between the first electrode and the second electrode; a voltage supply circuit applying a bias voltage between the first electrode and the second electrode: an amplifier transistor including a gate electrically connected to the second electrode, the amplifier transistor configured to output a signal corresponding to a potential of the second electrode; and a detection circuit configured to detect a level of the signal from the amplifier transistor. The voltage supply circuit applies the bias voltage in a first voltage range when the level detected by the detection circuit is greater than or equal to a first threshold value, and applies the bias voltage in a second voltage range that is greater than the first voltage range when the level detected by the detection circuit is less than a second threshold value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2020
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Inventors: Masashi MURAKAMI, Kazuko NISHIMURA, Yasuo MIYAKE, Yasunori INOUE
  • Publication number: 20200291910
    Abstract: Provided is a fuel injection valve capable of quickly stopping a position of a movable element at a predetermined position after closing a valve while reducing an impact force of a valve body. Therefore, a valve body 101 includes a sleeve 113. A first movable core 201 (first movable element) lifts the valve body 101 by the attractive force of a magnetic core 107. A second movable core 202 (second movable element) further lifts the valve body 101 by the attractive force of the magnetic core 107 after the first movable core 201 (first movable element) lifts the valve body 101. After the valve body 101 is seated on the seat member 102 and the second movable core 202 (second movable element) is separated from the sleeve 113, a bottom surface 201g of the first movable core 201 (first movable element) collides with a storage bottom surface 111b (collision receiving portion).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Applicant: Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Akiyasu MIYAMOTO, Yasuo NAMAIZAWA, Takao MIYAKE, Takuya WATAI
  • Patent number: 10763285
    Abstract: An image generation device includes a receiver and a controller. The receiver receives travel information about the travel state of a movable-body apparatus. The controller selects, based on the travel information, a first partial region from an entirety of a plurality of pixels of an image sensor or an entirety of image data captured by the image sensor, and generates image data in which a region other than the first partial region has a resolution lower than the resolution of the first partial region. The image sensor is to be mounted to the movable-body apparatus and is configured to capture an area in a traveling direction of the movable-body apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Osamu Shibata, Hiroshi Iwai, Kazuko Nishimura, Yasuo Miyake, Yoshiaki Satou
  • Patent number: 10734421
    Abstract: An imaging device including: a photoelectric converter including first and second electrodes and a photoelectric conversion layer therebetween; a voltage supplier; an output circuit for outputting a signal corresponding to the potential of the second electrode; and a detector for detecting the signal level. The change rate of the conversion efficiency of the photoelectric converter with respect to a bias voltage applied between the electrodes when the bias voltage is in a first range is greater than that when the bias voltage is in a second range higher than the first range. The voltage supplier, when the detected level is a first threshold or higher, causes the potential difference between the electrodes to be a first difference, and, when the detected level is lower than a second threshold that is the first threshold or lower, causes the potential difference to be a second difference greater than the first difference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masashi Murakami, Kazuko Nishimura, Yasuo Miyake, Yasunori Inoue
  • Publication number: 20200232433
    Abstract: For a fuel injection device, a configuration to improve fuel sealability when a valve is closed is provided. Therefore, the fuel injection device includes: a valve body that opens and closes a fuel flow path; a movable iron core in which a fuel passage hole communicating an upstream side and a downstream side is formed, and that operates the valve body toward the upstream side; a biasing spring whose one end contacts the movable iron core, and that biases the movable iron core in a valve opening direction; and a regulating unit that regulates movement of the one end of the biasing spring, in which the shortest distance between the one end of the biasing spring and the fuel passage hole is larger than a radial travel distance of the one end until radial movement of the one end is regulated by the regulating unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2018
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Applicant: Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Masashi SUGAYA, Takao MIYAKE, Yasuo NAMAIZAWA
  • Publication number: 20200200139
    Abstract: An ignition device includes: a primary coil including a first winding and a second winding connected in series to the first winding; a secondary coil connected to a spark plug and magnetically coupled to the primary coil; a first switch that opens or closes the electrical path between the first terminal and the ground; a second switch that opens or closes the electrical path between the power source and the second terminal; a third switch that opens or closes the electrical path between the power source and the connection point; a fourth switch that opens or closes the electrical path between the second terminal and the ground; and a switch control unit that controls the opening and closing of each switch to open or close each electrical path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2020
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Inventors: Takashi OHNO, Keiko MIYAKE, Yasuo KAKUMAE, Kanechiyo TERADA
  • Publication number: 20200191107
    Abstract: An ignition system includes a primary coil, a secondary coil, a first switch, a second switch, a third switch, a diode, and a switch control section. In the primary coil, a power supply is connected to a contact point between a first winding and a second winding. The secondary coil is magnetically coupled to the primary coil. The first switch is connected in series with the first winding. The second switch is connected in series with the second winding on the opposite side from the contact point. The third switch is connected in series with the second switch. The diode includes an anode connected between the second switch and the third switch and a cathode connected to the contact point. The switch control section controls opening and closing of each switch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2020
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Inventors: Takashi OHNO, Keiko MIYAKE, Yasuo KAKUMAE, Kanechiyo TERADA
  • Publication number: 20200195830
    Abstract: An imaging device including an imager that includes first pixels having sensitivity to a first light and second pixels having sensitivity to a second light, a wavelength of the first light being different from a wavelength of the second light, the imager acquiring first image data from the first pixels and acquiring second image data from the second pixels, each of the first image data and the second image data including an image of a code, the code being configured to output the second light; and an image processor. The image processor performs a differential processing based on the first image data and the second image data to generate third image data, and extracts an image of the code from the third image data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2020
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Inventors: Yoshiaki SATOU, Kazuko NISHIMURA, Yasuo MIYAKE, Osamu SHIBATA, Hiroshi IWAI
  • Publication number: 20200177787
    Abstract: An imaging device includes a pixel including a photoelectric converter, where the pixel captures first data in a first exposure period and captures second data in a second exposure period different from the first exposure period, the first exposure period and the second exposure period being included in a frame period. A sensitivity of the photoelectric converter in the first exposure period is different from a sensitivity of the photoelectric converter in the second exposure period, and the imaging device generates multiple-exposure image data including at least the first data and the second data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2020
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Inventors: Yoshiaki SATOU, Yasuo MIYAKE, Yasunori INOUE, Tokuhiko TAMAKI
  • Publication number: 20200165998
    Abstract: Provided are a flow volume control device capable of securing a strength withstanding a high fuel pressure, and a method for manufacturing the flow volume control device. A fuel injection valve 1 includes a movable element 102 and a nozzle holder 101 that is positioned on the outer peripheral side of the movable element 102 and holds the movable element 102 inside in a radial direction. The nozzle holder 101 is molded using precipitation hardening stainless steel as a material. In addition, the manufacturing method includes forging and molding a material by forging using the precipitation hardening stainless steel as the nozzle holder 101, performing solution thermal treatment on the material after the forging and molding step, and performing precipitation hardening thermal treatment on the material after the solution thermal treatment, and finishing and molding the material after the precipitation hardening thermal treatment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2018
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Inventors: Takao MIYAKE, Masaru KAWAI, Masashi SUGAYA, Yasuo NAMAIZAWA
  • Patent number: 10616495
    Abstract: An imaging device includes: an imager that includes first pixels having sensitivity to visible light and second pixels having sensitivity to non-visible light, the imager acquiring first image data from the first pixels and acquiring second image data from the second pixels, each of the first image data and the second image data containing an image of an object that displays a code through non-visible light; and an image processor. The image processor performs a correction process including a process of multiplying at least either the first image data or the second image data by a correction factor, generates third image data from a difference between a pair of image data obtained by the correction process, and extracts the code on the basis of the third image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Satou, Kazuko Nishimura, Yasuo Miyake, Osamu Shibata, Hiroshi Iwai
  • Publication number: 20200106978
    Abstract: An imaging device including a first imaging cell having a variable sensitivity; and a first sensitivity control line electrically connected to the first imaging cell, where the first imaging cell comprises a photoelectron conversion area that generates a signal charge by incidence of light, and a signal detection circuit that detects the signal charge. The photoelectron conversion area includes a first electrode, a translucent second electrode connected to the first sensitivity control line, and a photoelectric conversion layer disposed between the first electrode and the second electrode, and during an exposure period from a reset of the first imaging cell until a readout of the signal charge accumulated in the first imaging cell by exposure, the first sensitivity control line supplies to the first imaging cell a first sensitivity control signal having a waveform expressed by a first function.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2019
    Publication date: April 2, 2020
    Inventors: Katsuya NOZAWA, Yasuo MIYAKE
  • Publication number: 20200106983
    Abstract: An imaging device includes: a first chip that includes pixels arranged in a row, the pixels including: a first pixel including a first photoelectric converter and a first transistor, having a first control terminal, coupled to the first photoelectric converter; and a second pixel including a second photoelectric converter and a second transistor, having a second control terminal, coupled to the second photoelectric converter; and a second chip including: a signal line extending along the row; a first buffer circuit having a first input terminal and a first output terminal, the first input terminal being coupled to the signal line, the first output terminal being coupled to the first control terminal; and a second buffer circuit having a second input terminal and a second output terminal, the second input terminal being coupled to the signal line, the second output terminal being coupled to the second control terminal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2019
    Publication date: April 2, 2020
    Inventors: Hidenari KANEHARA, Yasuo MIYAKE, Sanshiro SHISHIDO
  • Patent number: 10594948
    Abstract: An imaging device includes a unit pixel cell. The unit pixel cell captures first data in a first exposure period and captures second data in a second exposure period different from the first exposure period, the first exposure period and the second exposure period being included in a frame period. A sensitivity per unit time of the unit pixel cell in the first exposure period is different from a sensitivity per unit time of the unit pixel cell in the second exposure period. The imaging device outputs multiple-exposure image data including at least the first data and the second data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Satou, Yasuo Miyake, Yasunori Inoue, Tokuhiko Tamaki
  • Publication number: 20200068150
    Abstract: An imaging device including a pixel including: a photoelectric converter including a first electrode, a second electrode, and a first photoelectric conversion layer, the first photoelectric conversion layer generating signal charge, and a transistor having a gate coupled to the first electrode, the transistor outputting a signal corresponding to an amount of the signal charge collected by the first electrode. The imaging device further includes voltage supply circuitry coupled to the second electrode, which, in each of consecutive frame periods, supplies a first voltage two or more times to form exposure periods in which the first signal charge is collected by the first electrode, supplies a second voltage one or more times to form non-exposure periods that separate the exposure periods from each other, and supplies a third voltage in a period when the transistor outputs the signal, and the third voltage is the same between the consecutive frame periods.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2019
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Inventor: Yasuo MIYAKE
  • Publication number: 20200056879
    Abstract: An imaging device includes a pixel. The pixel includes: a first electrode; a second electrode facing the first electrode; a photoelectric conversion layer between the first electrode and the second electrode, the photoelectric conversion layer converting light into signal charge; and a charge accumulation region coupled to the second electrode, the charge accumulation region accumulating the signal charge. The pixel captures first data in a first exposure period and captures second data in a second exposure period different from the first exposure period, the first exposure period and the second exposure period being included in a frame period. A length of the first exposure period is different from a length of the second exposure period. The imaging device generates multiple-exposure image data including at least the first data and the second data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2019
    Publication date: February 20, 2020
    Inventors: Kazuko NISHIMURA, Yasuo MIYAKE, Yoshiaki SATOU, Osamu SHIBATA, Hiroshi IWAI
  • Patent number: 10542228
    Abstract: An imaging system includes a first illuminator that irradiates a subject with light whose intensity varies over time; and a first imaging device that includes a first imaging cell having a variable sensitivity, and a first sensitivity control line electrically connected to the first imaging cell. The first imaging cell includes a photoelectron conversion area that receives light from the subject to generate a signal charge, and a signal detection circuit that detects the signal charge. During an exposure period, the first sensitivity control line supplies to the first imaging cell a first sensitivity control signal having a waveform expressed by a first function that takes only positive values by adding a first constant to one basis from among bases of a system of functions constituting an orthogonal system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Katsuya Nozawa, Yasuo Miyake