Patents by Inventor Yoshiyuki Takase

Yoshiyuki Takase 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: 10948685
    Abstract: Various embodiments include an interlock arrangement that may be used to attach a lens barrel to a lens carrier of a camera. In some embodiments, the interlock arrangement may restrict movement of the lens barrel relative to the lens carrier along at least an optical axis. In various examples, the interlock arrangement may include one or more grooves and one or more protrusions. For instance, a groove may be defined by the lens barrel or the lens carrier, and a protrusion may extend from the lens barrel or the lens carrier to at least partially into the groove. In some cases, the interlock arrangement may include an adhesive that at least partially fills gaps within the interlock arrangement between the lens barrel and the lens carrier. According to some embodiments, the interlock arrangement may include one or more recesses that provide inlets for the adhesive to be introduced to the gaps within the interlock arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Aurelien R. Hubert, Qiang Yang, Yoshiyuki Takase
  • Publication number: 20200344417
    Abstract: Various embodiments include a damper arrangement that may be used to dampen motions of a dynamic component. In some embodiments, the damper arrangement may be used in a camera module that includes a stationary component and a dynamic component. For instance, the dynamic component may hold a lens such that the lens moves together with the dynamic component. In various examples, the damper arrangement may include an interface member that extends from the stationary component or the dynamic component to at least partially into a viscoelastic material within a pocket configured in the stationary component, the dynamic component, or both. The interface member may be configured to traverse within the viscoelastic material to dampen motion of the dynamic component, for example, during operation of a lens actuator to move the dynamic component along an optical axis of the lens.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2020
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Bin Xu, Qiang Yang, Yoshiyuki Takase, Aurelien R. Hubert
  • Publication number: 20200262952
    Abstract: The invention provides novel pellets having high fluidity in a hopper of an extruder and capable of forming a coating layer having good wire diameter stability and capacitance stability even when used for rapid molding of electric wire coating. The pellets contain a fluororesin. Each of the pellets, placed on a horizontal surface, has a substantially circular outline or a substantially elliptic outline and has a major axis D1 of 3.1 mm or shorter and a minor axis D2 of 3.1 mm or shorter when observed in the direction normal to the horizontal surface. Each pellet satisfies the following formula (1): (D1+D2)/2L=1.8 to 2.6, wherein D1 represents the major axis, D2 represents the minor axis, and L represents the height from the horizontal surface to the highest point of the pellet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2017
    Publication date: August 20, 2020
    Applicant: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Shingo SAKAKIBARA, Jihong LIU, Yoshiyuki TAKASE, Ryouichi FUKAGAWA, Yosuke SHOJIMA, Yukari KARASAWA, Takeshi SHIMONO
  • Patent number: 10715730
    Abstract: Various embodiments include a damper arrangement that may be used to dampen motions of a dynamic component. In some embodiments, the damper arrangement may be used in a camera module that includes a stationary component and a dynamic component. For instance, the dynamic component may hold a lens such that the lens moves together with the dynamic component. In various examples, the damper arrangement may include an interface member that extends from the stationary component or the dynamic component to at least partially into a viscoelastic material within a pocket configured in the stationary component, the dynamic component, or both. The interface member may be configured to traverse within the viscoelastic material to dampen motion of the dynamic component, for example, during operation of a lens actuator to move the dynamic component along an optical axis of the lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Bin Xu, Qiang Yang, Yoshiyuki Takase, Aurelien R. Hubert
  • Publication number: 20200124818
    Abstract: Various embodiments include an interlock arrangement that may be used to attach a lens barrel to a lens carrier of a camera. In some embodiments, the interlock arrangement may restrict movement of the lens barrel relative to the lens carrier along at least an optical axis. In various examples, the interlock arrangement may include one or more grooves and one or more protrusions. For instance, a groove may be defined by the lens barrel or the lens carrier, and a protrusion may extend from the lens barrel or the lens carrier to at least partially into the groove. In some cases, the interlock arrangement may include an adhesive that at least partially fills gaps within the interlock arrangement between the lens barrel and the lens carrier. According to some embodiments, the interlock arrangement may include one or more recesses that provide inlets for the adhesive to be introduced to the gaps within the interlock arrangement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2019
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Aurelien R. Hubert, Qiang Yang, Yoshiyuki Takase
  • Patent number: 10534154
    Abstract: Various embodiments include an interlock arrangement that may be used to attach a lens barrel to a lens carrier of a camera. In some embodiments, the interlock arrangement may restrict movement of the lens barrel relative to the lens carrier along at least an optical axis. In various examples, the interlock arrangement may include one or more grooves and one or more protrusions. For instance, a groove may be defined by the lens barrel or the lens carrier, and a protrusion may extend from the lens barrel or the lens carrier to at least partially into the groove. In some cases, the interlock arrangement may include an adhesive that at least partially fills gaps within the interlock arrangement between the lens barrel and the lens carrier. According to some embodiments, the interlock arrangement may include one or more recesses that provide inlets for the adhesive to be introduced to the gaps within the interlock arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Aurelien R. Hubert, Qiang Yang, Yoshiyuki Takase
  • Patent number: 10287942
    Abstract: A honeycomb type heating device includes a pillar-shaped honeycomb substrate having a partition wall defining and forming a plurality of cells and a circumferential wall surrounding the partition wall; a plurality of heaters adjacent to each other arranged on a circumferential surface of a circumferential wall in the circumferential direction of the circumferential surface; a connecting body arranged in the circumferential direction of the circumferential surface and electrically connecting the plurality of heaters; and a metal case housing the honeycomb substrate, the plurality of heaters, and the connecting body. Each heater is a resistance-heating type heater, the cross-sectional area of the connecting body in a cross section perpendicular to the circumferential direction of the circumferential surface is 10.0 to 30.0 mm2, and the thermal expansion coefficient of the connecting body is higher than the thermal expansion coefficient of the honeycomb substrate by 3.0×10?6/° C. or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: NGK Insulators, Ltd.
    Inventors: Naoya Takase, Yoshiyuki Kasai
  • Patent number: 10286871
    Abstract: An airbag unit is provided that can be easily installed and removed. The airbag unit includes an airbag that covers, upon being unfolded, at least a part of a hood or a windshield outside a vehicle, a gas generator that ejects gas into the airbag, a cover bottom member that accommodates therein the airbag yet to be expanded and the gas generator, a cover lid member that covers the cover bottom member in which the airbag is accommodated, and a bracket removably supported by the body of the vehicle, and removably supporting the cover bottom member and the cover lid member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignees: Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd., TAKATA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Minoru Takase, Ayanori Kunisawa, Yoshiyuki Hashimoto, Kazutaka Sugimoto, Kazuhiro Abe, Hideki Umeda
  • Patent number: 10250810
    Abstract: In some embodiments, an image sensor mechanically coupled to a base of a camera module. A coil assembly is mechanically coupled to the base of the camera module. The coil assembly includes terminals for connections to respective ones of coils through leads routed through thin areas leading to coil housings. The coils include optical image stabilization coils mounted perpendicular to the image sensor on each of a plurality of faces of the camera actuator module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Scott W. Miller, Douglas S. Brodie, Yoshiyuki Takase
  • Publication number: 20180364441
    Abstract: Various embodiments include an interlock arrangement that may be used to attach a lens barrel to a lens carrier of a camera. In some embodiments, the interlock arrangement may restrict movement of the lens barrel relative to the lens carrier along at least an optical axis. In various examples, the interlock arrangement may include one or more grooves and one or more protrusions. For instance, a groove may be defined by the lens barrel or the lens carrier, and a protrusion may extend from the lens barrel or the lens carrier to at least partially into the groove. In some cases, the interlock arrangement may include an adhesive that at least partially fills gaps within the interlock arrangement between the lens barrel and the lens carrier. According to some embodiments, the interlock arrangement may include one or more recesses that provide inlets for the adhesive to be introduced to the gaps within the interlock arrangement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2018
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Aurelien R. Hubert, Qiang Yang, Yoshiyuki Takase
  • Patent number: 10015401
    Abstract: An imaging module 100 includes a lens unit 10 which has a lens group 12, and an imaging element unit 20 which is fixed to the lens unit 10 and has an imaging element 27 which images a subject through the lens group 12. The lens unit 10 has a lens drive unit 16, and a flexible substrate 13A which includes a wiring group 13a which is electrically connected to the lens drive unit 16. The imaging element unit 20 has a wiring connection portion 24 which is electrically connected to the wiring group 13a included in the flexible substrate 13A. The flexible substrate 13A is folded in the middle of the flexible substrate 13A.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki Takase, Kiyoto Sato, Tatsuya Fujinami
  • Publication number: 20170347033
    Abstract: In some embodiments, an image sensor mechanically coupled to a base of a camera module. A coil assembly is mechanically coupled to the base of the camera module. The coil assembly includes terminals for connections to respective ones of coils through leads routed through thin areas leading to coil housings. The coils include optical image stabilization coils mounted perpendicular to the image sensor on each of a plurality of faces of the camera actuator module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2017
    Publication date: November 30, 2017
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Scott W. Miller, Douglas S. Brodie, Yoshiyuki Takase
  • Patent number: 9791659
    Abstract: The present invention provides an imaging module capable of performing positioning of an imaging element unit, and a lens unit at a low cost and with high precision and an electronic device including the imaging module. An imaging module 100 includes a lens unit 10 including VCMs 16A, 16C, and 16E which move a lens group 12 in an x direction, a y direction, and a z direction, respectively, terminals 14A and 14B which are connected to the VCM 16A, terminals 14C and 14D which are connected to the VCM 16C, and terminals 14E and 14F which are connected to the VCM 16E, and an imaging element unit 20 including terminals 24A to 24F which are connected to the terminals 14A to 14F. Exposed areas of the terminals 14A and 14B are larger than exposed areas of the terminals 14C to 14F.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Kenji Yamakawa, Yoshiyuki Takase, Masaru Inamura, Tatsuya Fujinami, Manabu Tobise
  • Patent number: 9712732
    Abstract: The present invention provides an imaging module, an electric device provided therewith, and an imaging-module manufacturing method capable of simply and reliably performing probing and fixing a lens unit and an imaging element unit to each other with high accuracy even when the miniaturized lens unit is used. A the lens unit (11) includes a focus driving unit, a housing (23), a first connection portion (37A), a first wiring portion by which the focus driving unit and the first connection portion are electrically connected to each other, and a second wiring portion which is electrically connected to the focus driving unit to which the first wiring portion is connected. The second wiring portion extends from the inside of the housing to the outside thereof, and a wire of the second wiring portion extends to an end surface on an end (39) of the extended second wiring portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Yukihiro Kaneko, Kenji Yamakawa, Yoshiyuki Takase, Tatsuya Fujinami, Manabu Tobise
  • Patent number: 9703173
    Abstract: A camera module including a camera module carrier having a lens actuator attached thereto and at least two conductive carrier traces that are electrically connected to electrical contact points of the lens actuator. The camera module having a lens barrel connected to the camera module carrier, the lens barrel having a first conductive barrel trace and a second conductive barrel trace formed therein, the first conductive barrel trace and the second conductive barrel trace forming an alternating pattern of first contact regions and second contact regions along a top edge of the lens barrel and being electrically connected to respective ones of the at least two conductive carrier traces such that electrical signals can be routed between the camera module carrier and the lens barrel. The camera module further including an electronic device electrically connected to the lens actuator by the camera module carrier and the lens barrel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas Stuart Brodie, Qiang Yang, Shaolong Sui, Takeshi Ichimiya, Yoshiyuki Takase
  • Patent number: 9699364
    Abstract: The invention provides an imaging module that can reliably perform probing, and an electronic apparatus including the imaging module. An imaging module includes a lens unit, and an imaging element unit that is fixed to the lens unit. The lens unit includes a focus drive unit, first and second image blur-correction drive units, a housing, a first connecting portion that is electrically connected to the imaging element unit, a first wiring portion that electrically connects the respective drive units to the first connecting portion, second connecting portions that are disposed outside the housing, a second wiring portion that is electrically connected to the second connecting portions and is electrically connected to the respective drive units to which the first wiring portion is connected, and a wiring board that includes at least a part of the second wiring portion and the plurality of second connecting portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Motokazu Shimizu, Yukihiro Kaneko, Yoshiyuki Takase, Tatsuya Fujinami, Manabu Tobise
  • Patent number: 9681053
    Abstract: In some embodiments, an image sensor mechanically coupled to a base of a camera module. A coil assembly is mechanically coupled to the base of the camera module. The coil assembly includes terminals for connections to respective ones of coils through leads routed through thin areas leading to coil housings. The coils include optical image stabilization coils mounted perpendicular to the image sensor on each of a plurality of faces of the camera actuator module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Scott W. Miller, Douglas S. Brodie, Yoshiyuki Takase
  • Patent number: 9674443
    Abstract: An imaging module, an electronic device, and an imaging-module manufacturing method capable of relatively easily adjusting a relative position between an imaging element unit and a lens unit with high accuracy are provided. An imaging module 1 includes an imaging element unit 3, a lens unit 2 which includes a lens group 10, a first image-blur correction driving unit 30x, a second image-blur correction driving unit 30y, a focus driving unit 30z, and a connection portion 41 which is electrically connected to a circuit of the imaging element unit by a conductive joining material, and a flexible wiring portion 12 which includes a wiring group which connects the circuit of the imaging element unit to at least one driving unit among the first image-blur correction driving unit, the second image-blur correction driving unit, and the focus driving unit, and extends between the imaging element unit and the lens unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Yukihiro Kaneko, Kenji Yamakawa, Yoshiyuki Takase, Tatsuya Fujinami, Manabu Tobise
  • Patent number: 9621016
    Abstract: A Lorentz actuator mechanism, which controls the motion of a mobile component relative to a static component, includes a flat coil assembly which is physically coupled to the mobile component in a magnetic field of one or more magnets and is configured to adjust a position of the mobile component, relative to the static component, based at least in part upon Lorentz forces. The flat coil assembly includes at least one conductor element, at least partially bounded by a set of insulator elements within an interior of the flat coil assembly, which forms a coil structure, within the interior of the flat coil assembly, which is configured to generate the Lorentz forces based at least in part upon an electrical current through the at least one conductor element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Simon S. Lee, Yoshiyuki Takase, Scott W. Miller
  • Patent number: 9596409
    Abstract: An imaging module (100) includes a lens unit (11) that includes a lens group, and an imaging element unit (13) that is fixed to the lens unit and includes an imaging element. The lens unit (11) includes: a focus drive unit; first and second image blur-correction drive units; a first connecting portion (37A) that is electrically connected to the imaging element unit; a first wiring portion that electrically connects the focus drive unit, the first image blur-correction drive unit, and the second image blur-correction drive unit to the first connecting portion; a second wiring portion that is electrically connected to only a part of a plurality of wires of the first wiring portion; and a plurality of second connecting portions (59) that are electrically connected to the second wiring portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Motokazu Shimizu, Yukihiro Kaneko, Yoshiyuki Takase, Tatsuya Fujinami, Manabu Tobise