Patents by Inventor Yoshiaki Takenaka

Yoshiaki Takenaka 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: 20190353857
    Abstract: A condenser lens for collecting a laser beam (300) is disposed between the laser oscillator and the incident end surface of the optical fiber. The laser beam (300) is divided into a plurality of beams (303, 304). The power of the laser beam (304) is measured and maximized by adjusting the position of the condenser lens. The FFP of the laser beam (303) is measured and minimized by adjusting the position of the condenser lens. These adjusted positions are stored as the first and second lens positions. The FFP of the laser beam (303) is measured while the condenser lens is being moved between these positions so as to make the BPP not more than a predetermined value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2017
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Inventors: RYO ISHIKAWA, MAKOTO RYUDO, DOUKEI NAGAYASU, HITOSHI NISHIMURA, JINGBO WANG, MASATOSHI NISHIO, HIDEAKI YAMAGUCHI, YOSHIAKI TAKENAKA, KIYOTAKA EIZUMI
  • Publication number: 20190351507
    Abstract: A laser processing head includes parallel plate (17) that shifts an optical axis of a laser beam to be emitted from a top to a bottom of body case (6) from a first optical axis to a second optical axis, parallel plate (19) that shift the optical axis of the laser beam from the second optical axis to a third optical axis, and body case (6) that accommodates holders (7 and 18) that respectively hold parallel plates (17 and 19). The laser processing head further includes a rotation mechanism that rotates holders (7 and 18) around a first rotary axis. Opening (7a) that a laser beam reflected by an incident surface of second parallel plate (19) passes through is formed in holder (7), and light receiving part (6a) that receives the laser beam having passed through opening (7a) is disposed in body case (6).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2017
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Applicant: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Makoto RYUDO, Doukei NAGAYASU, Hitoshi NISHIMURA, Jingbo WANG, Masatoshi NISHIO, Hideaki YAMAGUCHI, Yoshiaki TAKENAKA, Kiyotaka EIZUMI, Ryo ISHIKAWA
  • Publication number: 20190306423
    Abstract: An imaging system includes an imaging body having an optical system and an imaging element, a power supplier configured to supply power to the imaging element, and a housing configured to hold the imaging body and the power supplier, wherein the optical system includes at least one optical element projecting from the housing, and a distance AP between a gravity center A of a portion including the optical system and a gravity center P of the entire imaging system and a distance BP between a gravity center B of the power supplier and the gravity center P of the entire imaging system satisfy the following condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2019
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kensuke Masuda, Noriyuki Terao, Yoshiaki Irino, Tomonori Tanaka, Nozomi Imae, Toru Harada, Hirokazu Takenaka, Hideaki Yamamoto, Satoshi Sawaguchi, Daisuke Bessho, Hiroyuki Satoh, Makoto Shohara
  • Publication number: 20190293873
    Abstract: There is provided an optical axis alignment mechanism between the laser oscillator and the optical fiber. The laser oscillator emits laser light, which then emerges from the emission end of the optical fiber via the axis alignment mechanism. Part of the laser light is received on the light-receiving surface of the CCD camera of a laser light evaluator. Thus, the laser light evaluator acquires a light intensity distribution. The light intensity distribution is used by the optical axis alignment mechanism to align the axis of the laser oscillator with the axis of the optical fiber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Inventors: Kiyotaka EIZUMI, Makoto RYUDO, Doukei NAGAYASU, Hitoshi NISHIMURA, Jingbo WANG, Masatoshi NISHIO, Hideaki YAMAGUCHI, Yoshiaki TAKENAKA, Ryo ISHIKAWA
  • Publication number: 20190278026
    Abstract: A fiber coupling device (100) includes the following components: a wedge plate (102) for receiving light and refracting the light in a predetermined direction, a condenser lens (104) for collecting the light refracted by the wedge plate (102); and an optical fiber (107) having an incident surface for receiving the light collected by the condenser lens (104). The wedge plate (102) is held rotatable around the optical axis (200) of the light incident on the wedge plate (102). The light refracted by the wedge plate (102) and collected by the condenser lens (104) is incident on a different point on the incident surface depending on the rotation angle of the wedge plate (102).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2019
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Inventors: MASATOSHI NISHIO, HITOSHI NISHIMURA, JINGBO WANG, MAKOTO RYUDO, DOUKEI NAGAYASU, HIDEAKI YAMAGUCHI, YOSHIAKI TAKENAKA, KIYOTAKA EIZUMI, RYO ISHIKAWA, YASUSHI MUKAI
  • Publication number: 20190271588
    Abstract: A laser device includes the following components: a laser resonator for emitting a laser beam; a condenser lens (21) for collecting the laser beam emitted from the laser resonator; an optical fiber (7) for transmitting the laser beam collected by the condenser lens (21); at least one light sensor (5) opposing a light receiving surface of the condenser lens (21) and outside the optical path of the laser beam, the at least one light sensor (5) detecting the amount of return light from the condenser lens (21); and a controller for determining the presence of an abnormality when the value of the amount detected by any of the at least one light sensor (5) is greater than the predetermined maximum threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2019
    Publication date: September 5, 2019
    Inventors: JINGBO WANG, DOUKEI NAGAYASU, YOSHIAKI TAKENAKA, HITOSHI NISHIMURA, MAKOTO RYUDO, KIYOTAKA EIZUMI, HIDEAKI YAMAGUCHI, RYO ISHIKAWA, MASATOSHI NISHIO, TAKASI KAKUTANI, YASUSHI MUKAI, MITSURU MUKAI, HIROYUKI HAYASHIKAWA
  • Publication number: 20190262938
    Abstract: Laser processing device (1) includes: laser-beam switching apparatus (70) that switches between a first optical path and a second optical path as an optical path along which a laser beam is to travel, the first optical path including first fiber (11), the second optical path including second fiber (21) that has a core diameter that is larger than a core diameter of first fiber (11); and processing head (80) that illuminates a same processed point on workpiece (900) with a laser beam that has passed through the first optical path or the second optical path. When illumination with laser beam that has passed through the first optical path is performed for a predetermined period of time, laser-beam switching apparatus (70) switches from the first optical path to the second optical path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2019
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Inventors: DOUKEI NAGAYASU, HITOSHI NISHIMURA, JINGBO WANG, MAKOTO RYUDO, MASATOSHI NISHIO, HIDEAKI YAMAGUCHI, YOSHIAKI TAKENAKA, KIYOTAKA EIZUMI, RYO ISHIKAWA
  • Patent number: 10382681
    Abstract: An imaging system includes an imaging body having an optical system and an imaging element, a power supplier configured to supply power to the imaging element, and a housing configured to hold the imaging body and the power supplier, wherein the optical system includes at least one optical element projecting from the housing, and a distance AP between a gravity center A of a portion including the optical system and a gravity center P of the entire imaging system and a distance BP between a gravity center B of the power supplier and the gravity center P of the entire imaging system satisfy the following condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Kensuke Masuda, Noriyuki Terao, Yoshiaki Irino, Tomonori Tanaka, Nozomi Imae, Toru Harada, Hirokazu Takenaka, Hideaki Yamamoto, Satoshi Sawaguchi, Daisuke Bessho, Hiroyuki Satoh, Makoto Shohara
  • Publication number: 20190243110
    Abstract: An imaging device includes two imaging optical systems each of the imaging optical systems including a wide-angle lens having an angle of view wider than 180 degrees, and an imaging sensor configured to image an image by the wide-angle lens, so as to obtain an image in a solid angle of 4? radian by synthesizing the images by the respective imaging optical systems, wherein the wide-angle lens of each of the imaging optical systems includes, in order from an object side to an image side, a front group having a negative power, a reflection surface and a back group having a positive power, and is configured to bend an optical axis of the front group by the reflection surface at 90 degrees toward the back group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2019
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kensuke MASUDA, Noriyuki TERAO, Yoshiaki IRINO, Tomonori TANAKA, Nozomi IMAE, Toru HARADA, Hirokazu TAKENAKA, Hideaki YAMAMOTO, Satoshi SAWAGUCHI, Daisuke BESSHO, Hiroyuki SATOH, Makoto SHOHARA
  • Patent number: 10295797
    Abstract: An imaging device includes two imaging optical systems each of the imaging optical systems including a wide-angle lens having an angle of view wider than 180 degrees, and an imaging sensor configured to image an image by the wide-angle lens, so as to obtain an image in a solid angle of 4? radian by synthesizing the images by the respective imaging optical systems, wherein the wide-angle lens of each of the imaging optical systems includes, in order from an object side to an image side, a front group having a negative power, a reflection surface and a back group having a positive power, and is configured to bend an optical axis of the front group by the reflection surface at 90 degrees toward the back group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kensuke Masuda, Noriyuki Terao, Yoshiaki Irino, Tomonori Tanaka, Nozomi Imae, Toru Harada, Hirokazu Takenaka, Hideaki Yamamoto, Satoshi Sawaguchi, Daisuke Bessho, Hiroyuki Satoh, Makoto Shohara
  • Publication number: 20190064451
    Abstract: A fiber spatial coupling device includes a detachable process fiber, an optical system, and a main body. The process fiber guides laser light. The optical system collects the laser light into the process fiber. The main body holds the optical system, and has a supply port for supplying gas to a space between the process fiber and the optical system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Publication date: February 28, 2019
    Inventors: YOSHIAKI TAKENAKA, HITOSHI NISHIMURA, MAKOTO RYUDO, JINGBO WANG, MASATOSHI NISHIO, KIYOTAKA EIZUMI, HIDEAKI YAMAGUCHI, RYO ISHIKAWA, DOUKEI NAGAYASU
  • Publication number: 20190030641
    Abstract: A fiber coupling device includes a housing and a window provided in the housing. The fiber coupling device is configured to collectively guide plural laser beams to at least a first fiber, the plurality of laser beams each being emitted from a corresponding one of plural external laser light sources and entering through a laser beam inlet. The housing is configured such that the laser beams enter the housing from the laser beam inlet. The window is provided inside the housing and faces the laser beam inlet. The fiber coupling device is not required to detach when an optical axis is adjusted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2017
    Publication date: January 31, 2019
    Inventors: DOUKEI NAGAYASU, HITOSHI NISHIMURA, MAKOTO RYUDO, JINGBO WANG, YOSHIAKI TAKENAKA, KIYOTAKA EIZUMI, HIDEAKI YAMAGUCHI, RYO ISHIKAWA, MASATOSHI NISHIO
  • Patent number: 8401047
    Abstract: The semiconductor laser device of the present invention has a structure that allows a cooling medium to be directly fed into heatsink disposed inside package. Besides, the structure ensures that the inside of package is kept at hermetically sealed condition. The structure suppresses temperature rise in semiconductor laser element and package, enhancing the reliability and quality of the semiconductor laser device. At the same time, a high-power semiconductor laser element can be employed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2013
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventor: Yoshiaki Takenaka
  • Publication number: 20120320938
    Abstract: The semiconductor laser device of the present invention has a structure that allows a cooling medium to be directly fed into heatsink disposed inside package. Besides, the structure ensures that the inside of package is kept at hermetically sealed condition. The structure suppresses temperature rise in semiconductor laser element and package, enhancing the reliability and quality of the semiconductor laser device. At the same time, a high-power semiconductor laser element can be employed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2011
    Publication date: December 20, 2012
    Applicant: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventor: Yoshiaki Takenaka
  • Patent number: 7191267
    Abstract: An electronic device system of the invention has a controlling device and a controlled device interconnected via a data bus which complies with a predetermined communication format and which allows data to be exchanged between the devices. In a command transmission/reception transaction, the controlling device transmits a command to the controlled device. If an interim response is returned from the controlled device, the controlling device regards the transaction as complete and terminates the process without waiting for receipt of a final response from the controlled device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2007
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Takuro Noda, Yoshiaki Takenaka, Yoshiyuki Takaku, Hiraku Inoue
  • Patent number: 6964006
    Abstract: Network error display capable of displaying a user's measure intelligibly while making a distinction between an error of the receiving system on the network and an error within a device. An IEEE 1394 signal processing section detects an error of a loop state in an IEEE 1394 network, detects a link state, and detects an error when there is a link for the network or an error when there is no link for the network. A main body processing section stores messages indicating error states and performs display processing on messages stored on the basis of the error state. A display section displays a message for a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2005
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Yukihiko Aoki, Yoshiaki Takenaka, Haruyuki Miura, Shinobu Ohashi
  • Publication number: 20050174494
    Abstract: An electronic device that operates when receiving a remote-control signal from a remote controller includes a control unit which discriminates a device category and a code within the category of the remote-control signal received by a receiving unit and when the first device category code and the second device category code that are registered in advance are discriminated, the control unit judges each of the received codes to be efficient and issues a control command corresponding to the judged code, which controls operation within the device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2005
    Publication date: August 11, 2005
    Inventor: Yoshiaki Takenaka
  • Patent number: 6789208
    Abstract: A controlling apparatus capable of synchronized power supply control over a plurality of electronic devices which are connected to the controlling apparatus via a bus pursuant to a predetermined communication format and which are fabricated by a plurality of venders including those different from the vender of the controlling apparatus. If any one of the electronic devices is selected regardless of its vender as an input by the controlling apparatus and is judged to have a link only with the controlling apparatus, the electronic device in question is switched on or off synchronously by the controlling apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2004
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Takuro Noda, Yoshiaki Takenaka, Yoshiyuki Takaku, Hiraku Inoue
  • Patent number: 6772354
    Abstract: An electronic system comprising a master device and a slave device which are interconnected via a suitable data bus, which have an independent power supply input each, and which exchange data therebetween. Upon judging the slave device to have been switched off, the master device turns off its own power supply in synchronism with the deactivated slave device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2004
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Takenaka, Takuro Noda, Yoshiyuki Takaku, Takayoshi Shimizu
  • Publication number: 20020047862
    Abstract: A problem is to propose a network error display apparatus and an error detection display method capable of displaying a user's measure intelligibly while making a distinction between an error of the receiving system on the network and an error within a device. A network error display apparatus includes: an IEEE 1394 signal processing section (4) for detecting an error of a loop state in an IEEE 1394 network, detecting a link state, detecting an error which occurs in such a state that there is a link for the network or an error which occurs in such a state that there is no link for the network; a main body processing section (5) for storing messages indicating error states and conducting display processing on messages stored on the basis of an error state; and a display section (6) for displaying a message for a user. Therefore, a user's measure is displayed intelligibly while making a distinction between an error of the receiving system on the network and an error within a device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2001
    Publication date: April 25, 2002
    Inventors: Yukihiko Aoki, Yoshiaki Takenaka, Haruyuki Miura, Shinobu Ohashi