Patents by Inventor Yosaku Endo

Yosaku Endo 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: 20220272236
    Abstract: An image sensor converts an optical image formed by an imaging optical system to video signals. A heat dissipation section discharges heat generated in an image sensor to the outside. The imaging optical system, the image sensor, the heat dissipation section, and a battery chamber are arranged on an extension line of an axis of the system in the mentioned order. The battery chamber has an upper surface tilted forward in a direction in which the image sensor is disposed with respect to the axis by a predetermined angle. A projected shadow of a portion, close to the heat dissipation section, of an upper end portion of the battery chamber, which is projected from an upper surface side of the image capturing apparatus, overlaps the heat dissipation section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2022
    Publication date: August 25, 2022
    Inventors: Kenji Yamagata, Yoshinobu Shibayama, Manabu Abe, Koichi Shigeta, Yuko Teruya, Hideki Toichi, Masato Ito, Hayato Mano, Yusuke Mogi, Masato Yokosawa, Yosaku Endo
  • Patent number: 11159707
    Abstract: A main body of an image pickup apparatus which enables a user to easily interchange mount apparatuses, and at this time, adjust and finely adjust the flange back. At least one flange back adjustment member is removably held between the mount apparatus and an image pickup device holding member of the main body. In a state in which the mount apparatus is attached to the main body with at least one flange back adjustment member, on a projection surface in a case of viewing the main body from the front side in a direction of an optical axis, fixing portions that fix the mount apparatus to the main body, the at least one flange back adjustment member, and a connector of the main body or the mount apparatus are overlapped with an outside shape of the mount apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yosaku Endo, Hideki Toichi
  • Publication number: 20210232024
    Abstract: An imaging apparatus includes a forced air cooling mechanism that uses driving of a fan. The imaging apparatus further includes a lens mount, an air intake port, and an air exhaust port. The lens mount is provided on a front surface of an apparatus main body. A lens device is detachably attachable to the lens mount. The air intake port is formed in a first protruding portion on a first side surface of the apparatus main body. The air exhaust port is formed in a second protruding portion on a second side surface of the apparatus main body. The second side surface is different from the first side surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2021
    Publication date: July 29, 2021
    Inventors: Yosaku Endo, Hayato Mano, Kazuo Yamamoto, Hideki Toichi
  • Publication number: 20210231910
    Abstract: An imaging apparatus includes an apparatus main body including a lens mount to which a lens device is detachably attachable, and at least two protruding portions protruding further to a front side in a direction of an optical axis than a mount surface on which the lens mount is provided. Amounts of protrusion in the direction of the optical axis of the at least two protruding portions are approximately the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2021
    Publication date: July 29, 2021
    Inventors: Hayato Mano, Yosaku Endo, Kazuo Yamamoto, Hideki Toichi
  • Patent number: 11016372
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus to which an accessory is removably attached. One of a grip and an image capture apparatus body includes a first attachment part formed by a first screw, a first electrical connection part disposed outside the first screw, and a first engagement part formed outside the first electrical connection part. The other of them includes a second attachment part formed by a second screw and screwed with the first screw, a second electrical connection part disposed outside the second screw, and electrically connected to the first electrical connection part, and a second engagement part formed outside the second electrical connection part, and engaged with the first engagement part. When the first and second screws are screwed, the first and second engagement parts are engaged, and the first and second electrical connection parts are electrically connected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yosaku Endo, Yusuke Mogi, Yasuhiro Kojima, Yuko Teruya, Hideki Toichi, Shigeshi Maekawa
  • Publication number: 20210058538
    Abstract: A main body of an image pickup apparatus which enables a user to easily interchange mount apparatuses, and at this time, adjust and finely adjust the flange back. At least one flange back adjustment member is removably held between the mount apparatus and an image pickup device holding member of the main body. In a state in which the mount apparatus is attached to the main body with at least one flange back adjustment member, on a projection surface in a case of viewing the main body from the front side in a direction of an optical axis, fixing portions that fix the mount apparatus to the main body, the at least one flange back adjustment member, and a connector of the main body or the mount apparatus are overlapped with an outside shape of the mount apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2020
    Publication date: February 25, 2021
    Inventors: Yosaku Endo, Hideki Toichi
  • Publication number: 20200355990
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus to which an accessory is removably attached. One of a grip and an image capture apparatus body includes a first attachment part formed by a first screw, a first electrical connection part disposed outside the first screw, and a first engagement part formed outside the first electrical connection part. The other of them includes a second attachment part formed by a second screw and screwed with the first screw, a second electrical connection part disposed outside the second screw, and electrically connected to the first electrical connection part, and a second engagement part formed outside the second electrical connection part, and engaged with the first engagement part. When the first and second screws are screwed, the first and second engagement parts are engaged, and the first and second electrical connection pans are electrically connected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2020
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Inventors: Yosaku Endo, Yusuke Mogi, Yasuhiro Kojima, Yuko Teruya, Hideki Toichi, Shigeshi Maekawa
  • Patent number: 10809486
    Abstract: A heat dissipation module suitable for a system camera formed by a plurality of modules. A heat dissipation module has a first engagement structure which is provided on a first surface and with which a first mating module is removably engaged and a second engagement structure is provided on a second surface parallel to the first surface and with which a second mating module is removably engaged. A first heat reception portion is configured to receive heat from the first mating module. The heat dissipation module also has a first interface electrically connected to the first mating module, and a second interface electrically connected to the first interface and electrically connected to the second mating module. A fan unit is provided between the first surface and the second surface, for dissipating heat received by the first heat reception portion to the outside.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hiroshi Hosoe, Hirotaka Ifuku, Yosaku Endo, Koichi Shigeta, Hideki Toichi