Patents by Inventor Yoshinobu Okano

Yoshinobu Okano 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: 10670944
    Abstract: A lighting device that is capable of retracting a reflective member inside a lighting device and of deciding size of the reflective member irrespective of the size of the lighting device. The lighting device includes a light emitting section and a reflective member. The reflective member is drawably retracted in the light emitting section and is provided with reflectors that are developed by a drawing operation to reflect a part of light irradiated from the light emitting section. Area of the reflectors in a developed state is more than area of the reflectors in a retracted state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yoshinobu Okano
  • Patent number: 10639822
    Abstract: A method of producing a transdermal absorption sheet including: preparing a mold having needle-like recessed portions including tapered inlet portions; preparing a liquid feeder including an opening portion and a lip land portion; filling the needle-like recessed portions with a solution by feeding the solution to the mold and moving the liquid feeder in a traveling direction while bringing an upstream end of the lip land portion on an upstream side of the liquid feeder in the traveling direction into contact with the mold; and forming needle portions and a sheet portion using a polymer solution. In the filling of the solution, when the upstream end of the lip land portion on the upstream side aligns with an upstream side inlet surface of one of the needle-like recessed portions, the shortest distance from a downstream side inlet surface of the needle-like recessed portion to a surface of the lip land portion on the upstream side is 220 ?m or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Keio Okano, Yoshinobu Katagiri
  • Publication number: 20190394378
    Abstract: An image capturing system including an image capturing apparatus and an illumination apparatus further includes a first selection unit configured to select a first mode in which an amount of light emission of the illumination apparatus and an imaging sensitivity are automatically set, and a second mode in which the amount of light emission of and the imaging sensitivity are automatically set to be higher than in the first mode, a second selection unit configured to select a wireless communication mode in which a communication with one other different illumination apparatus is performed via a communication unit, and a non-communication mode in which a communication with any other different illumination apparatus is not performed, and a control unit configured to, in a case where one of the second mode and the wireless communication mode is selected, disable selection of the other one.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2019
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Inventors: Junji Takai, Yoshinobu Okano
  • Patent number: 10512765
    Abstract: The method includes the steps of: preparing a mold and a liquid filling device; and filling needle-like recessed portions with a liquid medicine by repeating the following: a filling operation in which the liquid medicine is supplied to the mold from the liquid filling device and the needle-like recessed portions are filled with the liquid medicine while a nozzle tip is brought into pressed contact with a surface of the mold; and a moving operation in which a nozzle is relatively moved with respect to the mold while the nozzle tip and the surface of the mold are in contact with each other, wherein the nozzle is held in a Z-axis drive unit configured to vertically move the nozzle while an elastic body is provided in the Z-axis drive unit, while the nozzle tip is brought into pressed contact with the surface of the mold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Keio Okano, Yoshinobu Katagiri
  • Patent number: 10386700
    Abstract: The illumination apparatus includes a housing holding an optical member, a light emitter housed in the housing and including a light source configured to emit illumination light projected frontward through the optical member, an emission control substrate disposed behind the light emitter and on which electronic components for controlling emission of the light source are mounted, and a heat radiating member configured to cause heat transmitted from the light source to an outer face of the light emitter to radiate. The heat radiating member includes a lower face portion, a side face portion and a rear face portion disposed so as to respectively face a lower face and a side face of the light emitter and the emission control substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yoshinobu Okano, Toshiki Miyakawa
  • Publication number: 20190219896
    Abstract: A lighting device that is capable of retracting a reflective member inside a lighting device and of deciding size of the reflective member irrespective of the size of the lighting device. The lighting device includes a light emitting section and a reflective member. The reflective member is drawably retracted in the light emitting section and is provided with reflectors that are developed by a drawing operation to reflect a part of light irradiated from the light emitting section. Area of the reflectors in a developed state is more than area of the reflectors in a retracted state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventor: Yoshinobu Okano
  • Patent number: 10328385
    Abstract: A pump housing of the carbon dioxide-containing gas recovery apparatus is formed with a first chamber and a second chamber partitioned by a partition wall. The first and second chambers and communicate with each other through a third chamber. The first chamber communicates with a water supply opening and a carbon dioxide-containing gas inlet. When blown against water filling the first chamber, a carbon dioxide-containing gas is dissolved in the water, and the carbon dioxide-containing gas remaining undissolved exists as bubbles in the water. When a pair of six-blade rotors oppositely disposed on two axes and in the third chamber compress the bubbles to be refined into different bubbles, the carbon dioxide-containing gas can further be dissolved in the water by a compression action. An aqueous solution of carbon dioxide-containing gas is discharged from a water outlet communicating with the second chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Anlet Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasuna Yokoi, Toshiaki Kato, Hideyuki Okano, Yoshinobu Ito
  • Patent number: 9930244
    Abstract: An image capturing system includes an image capturing apparatus, a first light emitting unit, a second light emitting unit having a light coverage smaller than a light coverage of the first light emitting unit, and a control unit configured to perform control according to whether a predetermined optical accessory for the first light emitting unit is present in such a manner that, when focus detection is performed in the image capturing apparatus, one of the first light emitting unit and the second light emitting unit is used as a light emitting unit that emits assist light for the focus detection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yoshinobu Okano
  • Patent number: 9921457
    Abstract: A lighting device capable of changing the light irradiation range includes a light emitting portion, and an optical member disposed in front of the light emitting portion. The optical member has a plurality of shapes such that two types of cylindrical concave surface having axial directions substantially perpendicular to each other are crossed each other. The plurality of shapes are formed in a central region of an entry surface through which light from the light emitting portion enters or a central region of an exit surface through which the light entering through the entry surface exits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yoshinobu Okano
  • Publication number: 20170219196
    Abstract: The illumination apparatus includes a housing holding an optical member, a light emitter housed in the housing and including a light source configured to emit illumination light projected frontward through the optical member, an emission control substrate disposed behind the light emitter and on which electronic components for controlling emission of the light source are mounted, and a heat radiating member configured to cause heat transmitted from the light source to an outer face of the light emitter to radiate. The heat radiating member includes a lower face portion, a side face portion and a rear face portion disposed so as to respectively face a lower face and a side face of the light emitter and the emission control substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2017
    Publication date: August 3, 2017
    Inventors: Yoshinobu Okano, Toshiki Miyakawa
  • Publication number: 20160381279
    Abstract: An image capturing system includes an image capturing apparatus, a first light emitting unit, a second light emitting unit having a light coverage smaller than a light coverage of the first light emitting unit, and a control unit configured to perform control according to whether a predetermined optical accessory for the first light emitting unit is present in such a manner that, when focus detection is performed in the image capturing apparatus, one of the first light emitting unit and the second light emitting unit is used as a light emitting unit that emits assist light for the focus detection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2016
    Publication date: December 29, 2016
    Inventor: Yoshinobu Okano
  • Publication number: 20160357090
    Abstract: A lighting device capable of changing the light irradiation range includes a light emitting portion, and an optical member disposed in front of the light emitting portion. The optical member has a plurality of shapes such that two types of cylindrical concave surface having axial directions substantially perpendicular to each other are crossed each other. The plurality of shapes are formed in a central region of an entry surface through which light from the light emitting portion enters or a central region of an exit surface through which the light entering through the entry surface exits.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2016
    Publication date: December 8, 2016
    Inventor: Yoshinobu Okano