Patents by Inventor Yoshiyuki Okuda

Yoshiyuki Okuda 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: 20200241117
    Abstract: A ranging device comprising a light source unit that emits a pulsed light; an optical scanning unit that scans a predetermined region with the pulsed light and has an intersection point where a path of the pulsed light intersects when viewing a virtual surface inside the predetermined region; a ranging unit that receives a reflected light from an object irradiated with the pulsed light to measure a distance to the object; and a control unit that controls an emission of the pulsed light to the intersection point based on a predetermined condition on the reflected light.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2018
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Inventors: Takanori OCHIAI, Takehisa OKUYAMA, Takuma YANAGISAWA, Yoshiyuki OKUDA
  • Publication number: 20190219622
    Abstract: A capacitance detection apparatus is provided with: a parallel circuit in which a first series circuit and a second series circuit are connected in parallel, wherein a tested body and a first resistance element are connected at a first node in the first series circuit, and a reference capacitance element and a second resistance element are connected at a second node in the second series circuit; a power supply circuit configured to apply an alternating current voltage with a specific frequency to the parallel circuit; an inductor element connected between the first node and the second node and configured to increase a phase difference in the voltage with the specific frequency between the first and second nodes; and an output device configured to output an electric signal corresponding to a capacitance of the tested body on the basis of the phase difference.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2016
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventor: Yoshiyuki OKUDA
  • Patent number: 9565993
    Abstract: The object lens 21 and the ocular lens 22 are disposed in the lens barrel unit 11 and the relay lens system 23 is disposed therebetween. The image sensor 31 is disposed in the camera unit 12 and the coaxial illumination unit 32 is disposed therearound. The focus position shift member 25 is disposed at the image formation position L1 in the lens barrel unit 11. The light from the coaxial illumination unit 32 is imaged at the image formation position L1 and is shifted to a position L2 by the focus position shift member 25. Since the position L2 positions at a position closer than a focus position, light through the object lens 21 diffuses to illuminate the object 51.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignees: PIONEER CORPORATION, NATIONAL CENTER FOR CHILD HEALTH AND DEVELOPMENT
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki Okuda, Hiroshi Yokota, Toshio Chiba, Hiromasa Yamashita
  • Publication number: 20150157194
    Abstract: The object lens 21 and the ocular lens 22 are disposed in the lens barrel unit 11 and the relay lens system 23 is disposed therebetween. The image sensor 31 is disposed in the camera unit 12 and the coaxial illumination unit 32 is disposed therearound. The focus position shift member 25 is disposed at the image formation position L1 in the lens barrel unit 11. The light from the coaxial illumination unit 32 is imaged at the image formation position L1 and is shifted to a position L2 by the focus position shift member 25. Since the position L2 positions at a position closer than a focus position, light through the object lens 21 diffuses to illuminate the object 51.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2013
    Publication date: June 11, 2015
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki Okuda, Hiroshi Yokota, Toshio Chiba, Hiromasa Yamashita
  • Publication number: 20120194881
    Abstract: The image sensing apparatus includes an intermediate electrode disposed between the electron emission source array and the photoelectric conversion film; an intermediate-electrode current detection portion for detecting an intermediate electrode current flowing in the intermediate electrode when an electron is emitted from the electron emission source array to the photoelectric conversion film; an intermediate current complete integrator for generating an integration signal by performing complete time integration of the intermediate electrode current; and an intermediate-electrode signal generating device for generating an intermediate electrode signal by sampling the integration signal for every pixel period that is a period for supplying electrons to each of the pixel regions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2009
    Publication date: August 2, 2012
    Applicant: PIONEER CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yoshiyuki Okuda
  • Patent number: 8203611
    Abstract: An imaging apparatus includes an electron emission array having electron sources arranged in matrix form, a photoelectric conversion film opposed to the electron emission array, and a control and drive circuit configured to select one or more horizontal scan lines in a given video signal output period and to cause the electron sources included in the selected one or more horizontal scan lines to emit electrons toward the photoelectric conversion film, wherein the control and drive circuit is further configured to cause the electron sources included in the selected one or more horizontal scan lines to emit electrons toward the photoelectric conversion film in any one or more blanking periods excluding both a blanking period immediately following the given video signal output period and a blanking period immediately preceding a next video signal output period in which the one or more horizontal scan lines will be selected next time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2012
    Assignees: Nippon Hoso Kyokai, Hamamatsu Photonics K.K., Futaba Corporation, Pioneer Corporation
    Inventors: Yuki Honda, Masakazu Namba, Yoshiyuki Hirano, Saburo Okazaki, Norifumi Egami, Toshihisa Watabe, Yoshiro Takiguchi, Akira Kobayashi, Shigeo Itoh, Masateru Taniguchi, Kazuhito Nakamura, Kenta Miya, Yoshiyuki Okuda, Kazuto Sakemura
  • Patent number: 8203112
    Abstract: A device includes an electron emission source array including a plurality of electron emission sources, a photoelectric conversion film disposed to face the electron emission source array, and an intermediate electrode provided between the electron emission source array and the photoelectric conversion film, and an intermediate electrode current detector that applies a positive potential, relative to a potential of the electron emission source array, to the intermediate electrode and detects a current flowing in the intermediate electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2012
    Assignees: Pioneer Corporation, Nippon Hoso Kyokai, Hamamatsu Photonics K.K, Futaba Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki Okuda, Masakazu Nanba, Norifumi Egami, Akira Kobayashi, Hideyuki Suzuki, Sigeo Itoh, Masateru Taniguchi
  • Publication number: 20120145885
    Abstract: An imaging apparatus which can provide a uniform magnetic field distribution in an image pickup device and can reduce the size of the device includes an electron emission source array with a plurality of electron emission sources arranged on a plane, and a translucent substrate having an optoelectronic film opposed to the electron emission source array with a space therebetween. The imaging apparatus includes a magnet portion for forming in the space a magnetic field in a direction orthogonal to each principal plane of the translucent substrate and the electron emission source array, and a magnetic force supply portion. The magnetic force supply portion has a magnetic body which is disposed on the light incident side to be opposed to the translucent substrate with a space therebetween and connected to the magnet portion, and an opening which defines an optical path that will not hinder formation of the optical image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2009
    Publication date: June 14, 2012
    Applicant: PIONEER CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takanobu Sato, Yoshiyuki Okuda
  • Publication number: 20110285888
    Abstract: An image device is provided. The image device includes a photoelectric conversion film current detector, an offset current source, an integrator, and a sampling unit. The photoelectric conversion film current detector is coupled to the photoelectric conversion film through a capacitor and detects photoelectric conversion film current that flows as holes generated in the photoelectric conversion film combine with electrons supplied from the electron supply source array to the photoelectric conversion film. The offset current source generates an offset current and superimposes the offset current on the photoelectric conversion film current. The integrator performs time-integration of the photoelectric conversion film current on which the offset current has been superimposed to generate an integration signal. The sampling unit samples the integration signal in each of respective pixel periods of the pixel regions, in which electrons are supplied to the pixel regions, to generate an image signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 25, 2009
    Publication date: November 24, 2011
    Applicant: PIONEER CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yoshiyuki Okuda
  • Publication number: 20110278435
    Abstract: An image sensor comprises a photoelectric-conversion-film current detector which detects a photoelectric conversion film current produced by combination of holes generated in a photoelectric conversion film with electrons supplied from an electron supplying source array to the photoelectric conversion film; a plurality of integrators which sequentially perform temporal integration on the photoelectric conversion film current during respective corresponding pixel periods during which electrons are supplied to said pixel areas, so as to generate integral signals; and sampling means which samples the integral signals of the plurality of integrators in each of the pixel periods to generate an image signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2009
    Publication date: November 17, 2011
    Applicant: PIONEER CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yoshiyuki Okuda
  • Patent number: 7994698
    Abstract: An electron emitting device includes an amorphous electron supply layer, an insulating layer formed on the electron supply layer, and an electrode formed on the insulating layer. The electron emits device emitting electrons when an electric field is applied between the electron supply layer and the electrode. The electron emitting device includes a concave portion provided by notching the electrode and the insulating layer to expose the electron supply layer, and a carbon layer covering the electrode and the concave portion except for an inner portion of an exposed surface 4a of the electron supply layer and being in contact with an edge portion of the exposed surface of the electron supply layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2011
    Assignee: Pioneer Corporation
    Inventors: Ryota Tanaka, Nobuyasu Negishi, Kazuto Sakemura, Yoshiyuki Okuda, Tomonari Nakada, Atsushi Watanabe, Takamasa Yoshikawa, Kiyohide Ogasawara
  • Patent number: 7834308
    Abstract: An imaging apparatus includes an electron emission array having electron sources arranged in matrix form and having a plurality of horizontal scan lines, a photoelectric conversion film opposed to the electron emission array, and a control and drive circuit configured to select one or more of the horizontal scan lines in a given video signal output period and to cause the electron sources included in the selected one or more horizontal scan lines to emit electrons toward the photoelectric conversion film to produce a video signal, wherein the control and drive circuit is configured to cause the electron sources included in unselected one or more horizontal scan lines not selected in the given video signal output period to emit electrons toward the photoelectric conversion film in a blanking period immediately preceding the given video signal output period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2010
    Assignees: Nippon Hoso Kyokai, Hamamatsu Photonics K.K., Futaba Corporation, Pioneer Corporation
    Inventors: Masakazu Namba, Yuki Honda, Yoshiyuki Hirano, Saburo Okazaki, Norifumi Egami, Toshihisa Watabe, Yoshiro Takiguchi, Akira Kobayashi, Shigeo Itoh, Masateru Taniguchi, Kazuhito Nakamura, Kenta Miya, Yoshiyuki Okuda, Nobuyasu Negishi
  • Patent number: 7723664
    Abstract: An imaging apparatus includes an electron emission array having electron sources arranged in matrix form and having a plurality of horizontal scan lines, a photoelectric conversion film opposed to the electron emission array, and a control and drive circuit configured to select one or more of the horizontal scan lines in a given video signal output period and to cause the electron sources included in the selected one or more horizontal scan lines to emit electrons toward the photoelectric conversion film to produce a video signal, wherein the control and drive circuit is configured to control electron emission of the electron emission array in a blanking period in response to a signal level of the video signal produced in the given video signal output period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2010
    Assignees: Nippon Hoso Kyokai, Hamamatsu Photonics K.K., Futaba Corporation, Pioneer Corporation
    Inventors: Yuki Honda, Masakazu Namba, Yoshiyuki Hirano, Saburo Okazaki, Norifumi Egami, Toshihisa Watabe, Yoshiro Takiguchi, Akira Kobayashi, Shigeo Itoh, Masateru Taniguchi, Kazuhito Nakamura, Kenta Miya, Takahiro Niiyama, Yoshiyuki Okuda
  • Publication number: 20100025568
    Abstract: A device includes an electron emission source array including a plurality of electron emission sources, a photoelectric conversion film disposed to face the electron emission source array, and an intermediate electrode provided between the electron emission source array and the photoelectric conversion film, and an intermediate electrode current detector that applies a positive potential, relative to a potential of the electron emission source array, to the intermediate electrode and detects a current flowing in the intermediate electrode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2009
    Publication date: February 4, 2010
    Applicants: Pioneer Corporation, Nippon Hoso Kyokai, HAMAMATSU PHOTONICS K.K, Futaba Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki Okuda, Masakazu Nanba, Norifumi Egami, Akira Kobayashi, Hideyuki Suzuki, Sigeo Itoh, Masateru Taniguchi
  • Publication number: 20090284129
    Abstract: [PROBLEMS] To provide an electron emitting layer with improved efficiency of electron emission and prevented damage of the device. [SOLVING MEANS] An electron emitting device including an amorphous electron supply layer 4, an insulating layer 5 formed on the electron supply layer 4, and an electrode 6 formed on the insulating layer 5, the electron emitting device emitting electrons when an electric field is applied between the electron supply layer 4 and the electrode 6, wherein the electron emitting device includes a concave portion 7 provided by notching the electrode 6 and the insulating layer 5 to expose the electron supply layer 4, and a carbon layer 8 covering the electrode 6 and the concave portion 7 except for an inner portion 4b of an exposed surface 4a of the electron supply layer 4 and being in contact with an edge portion 4c of the exposed surface 4a of the electron supply layer 4.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2007
    Publication date: November 19, 2009
    Inventors: Ryota Tanaka, Nobuyasu Negishi, Kazuto Sakemura, Yoshiyuki Okuda, Tomonari Nakada, Atsushi Watanabe, Takamasa Yoshikawa, Kiyohide Ogasawara
  • Publication number: 20080290254
    Abstract: An imaging apparatus includes an electron emission array having electron sources arranged in matrix form and having a plurality of horizontal scan lines, a photoelectric conversion film opposed to the electron emission array, and a control and drive circuit configured to select one or more of the horizontal scan lines in a given video signal output period and to cause the electron sources included in the selected one or more horizontal scan lines to emit electrons toward the photoelectric conversion film to produce a video signal, wherein the control and drive circuit is configured to cause the electron sources included in unselected one or more horizontal scan lines not selected in the given video signal output period to emit electrons toward the photoelectric conversion film in a blanking period immediately preceding the given video signal output period.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2008
    Publication date: November 27, 2008
    Applicants: Nippon Hoso Kyokai, Hamamatsu Photonics K.K., Futaba Corporation, PIONEER CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masakazu NAMBA, Yuki Honda, Yoshiyuki Hirano, Saburo Okazaki, Norifumi Egami, Toshihisa Watabe, Yoshiro Takiguchi, Akira Kobayashi, Shigeo Itoh, Masateru Taniguchi, Kazuhito Nakamura, Kenta Miya, Yoshiyuki Okuda, Nobuyasu Negishi
  • Publication number: 20080291307
    Abstract: An imaging apparatus includes an electron emission array having electron sources arranged in matrix form, a photoelectric conversion film opposed to the electron emission array, and a control and drive circuit configured to select one or more horizontal scan lines in a given video signal output period and to cause the electron sources included in the selected one or more horizontal scan lines to emit electrons toward the photoelectric conversion film, wherein the control and drive circuit is further configured to cause the electron sources included in the selected one or more horizontal scan lines to emit electrons toward the photoelectric conversion film in any one or more blanking periods excluding both a blanking period immediately following the given video signal output period and a blanking period immediately preceding a next video signal output period in which the one or more horizontal scan lines will be selected next time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2008
    Publication date: November 27, 2008
    Applicants: Nippon Hoso Kyokai, Hamamatsu Photonics K.K., Futaba Corporation, Pioneer Corporation
    Inventors: Yuki Honda, Masakazu Namba, Yoshiyuki Hirano, Saburo Okazaki, Norifumi Egami, Toshihisa Watabe, Yoshiro Takiguchi, Akira Kobayashi, Shigeo Itoh, Masateru Taniguchi, Kazuhito Nakamura, Kenta Miya, Yoshiyuki Okuda, Kazuto Sakemura
  • Publication number: 20080291308
    Abstract: An imaging apparatus includes an electron emission array having electron sources arranged in matrix form and having a plurality of horizontal scan lines, a photoelectric conversion film opposed to the electron emission array, and a control and drive circuit configured to select one or more of the horizontal scan lines in a given video signal output period and to cause the electron sources included in the selected one or more horizontal scan lines to emit electrons toward the photoelectric conversion film to produce a video signal, wherein the control and drive circuit is configured to control electron emission of the electron emission array in a blanking period in response to a signal level of the video signal produced in the given video signal output period.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2008
    Publication date: November 27, 2008
    Applicants: Nippon Hoso Kyokai, Hamamatsu Photonics K.K., Futaba Corporation, Pioneer Corporation
    Inventors: Yuki HONDA, Masakazu Namba, Yoshiyuki Hirano, Saburo Okazaki, Norifumi Egami, Toshihisa Watabe, Yoshiro Takiguchi, Akira Kobayashi, Shigeo Itoh, Masateru Taniguchi, Kazuhito Nakamura, Kenta Miya, Takahiro Niiyama, Yoshiyuki Okuda
  • Publication number: 20080211401
    Abstract: An electron emission device including a lower electrode on a near side to a substrate and an upper electrode on a far side to the substrate and an insulator layer and an electron supply layer stacked between the lower electrode and the upper electrode and emitting an electron from the upper electrode side at the time of applying a voltage between the lower electrode and the upper electrode, which includes an electron emission part provided with an opening formed by an inner wall of a stepped shape in which a thickness of the insulator layer decreases stepwise; and a carbon-containing carbon region which is connected to the upper electrode side and which is brought into contact with the insulator layer and the electron supply layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2005
    Publication date: September 4, 2008
    Inventors: Tomonari Nakada, Nobuyasu Negishi, Kazuto Sakemura, Yoshiyuki Okuda, Saburo Aso, Atsushi Watanabe, Takamasa Yoshikawa, Kiyohide Ogasawara
  • Patent number: 7348531
    Abstract: Disclosed is an image pickup device capable of greatly reducing delay in drive signals supplied to field emission devices, and cross-talk and the like that originate in these drive signals. The image pickup device comprises a photoelectric conversion film for receiving incident light on one side thereof; a field emission layer having an electron emitting surface apart from and facing the other side of the photoelectric conversion film, and including a plurality of electron emission devices; and a drive layer formed on a back side of the field emission layer and including a plurality of device drive circuits for supplying drive signals to each of back electrodes of the plurality of electron emission devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2008
    Assignee: Pioneer Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki Okuda, Saburo Aso, Katsumi Yoshizawa, Takamasa Yoshikawa, Hideo Satoh, Nobuyasu Negishi, Kazuto Sakemura