Patents by Inventor Yusaku Motonaga

Yusaku Motonaga 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: 10735679
    Abstract: HDR image generating processing is performed which generates one image from a plurality of images captured with different exposures within an image pickup device so that increases of power consumption and frame rate reduction can be improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yusaku Motonaga
  • Publication number: 20200198127
    Abstract: A robot apparatus equipped with a driving source includes a power transmission module configured to transmit power to the driving source, a power reception module configured to receive the power transmitted by the power transmission module, and a control device configured to control a power transmission start timing in such a manner that the power reception module receives predetermined power at a timing at which the driving source operates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Inventor: Yusaku Motonaga
  • Publication number: 20190349539
    Abstract: An influence of blooming in which electric charges leak from a first pixel group to a second pixel group is reduced. An imaging apparatus includes a first pixel group, a second pixel group, a detection unit, and a correction unit. The first pixel group includes first pixels for generating signals through photoelectric conversion. The second pixel group includes second pixels for generating signals through photoelectric conversion. The detection unit is configured to detect saturation of first pixels in the first pixel group. The correction unit is configured to, in a case where saturation of the first pixels is detected, correct signals of second pixels in the second pixel group corresponding to the first pixels where the saturation has been detected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2019
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Inventor: Yusaku Motonaga
  • Patent number: 10021333
    Abstract: An image sensor comprises a pixel portion formed by arraying pixels including photoelectric conversion portions in a matrix, a plurality of A/D converters which are provided in a one-to-one correspondence to pixel columns of the pixel portion, an adding unit which adds pixel signals from a plurality of pixel columns to each other, and a connecting portion capable of inputting, to an arbitrary A/D converter, a sum signal obtained by adding the pixel signals by the adding unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yusaku Motonaga, Kazuo Yamazaki, Tetsuya Itano
  • Publication number: 20180115724
    Abstract: HDR image generating processing is performed which generates one image from a plurality of images captured with different exposures within an image pickup device so that increases of power consumption and frame rate reduction can be improved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2016
    Publication date: April 26, 2018
    Inventor: Yusaku Motonaga
  • Patent number: 9794502
    Abstract: An image capturing apparatus comprises an image sensor in which a plurality of pixels are arranged two-dimensionally, and a control unit configured to control a band gap of the pixels of the image sensor, wherein the control unit, in a case where defective pixel detection processing is performed on the image sensor, controls the band gap so as to be smaller than in a case where normal image capture is performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yusaku Motonaga
  • Publication number: 20160234448
    Abstract: An image capturing apparatus comprises an image sensor in which a plurality of pixels are arranged two-dimensionally, and a control unit configured to control a band gap of the pixels of the image sensor, wherein the control unit, in a case where defective pixel detection processing is performed on the image sensor, controls the band gap so as to be smaller than in a case where normal image capture is performed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2016
    Publication date: August 11, 2016
    Inventor: Yusaku Motonaga
  • Publication number: 20140014817
    Abstract: An image sensor comprises a pixel portion formed by arraying pixels including photoelectric conversion portions in a matrix, a plurality of A/D converters which are provided in a one-to-one correspondence to pixel columns of the pixel portion, an adding unit which adds pixel signals from a plurality of pixel columns to each other, and a connecting portion capable of inputting, to an arbitrary A/D converter, a sum signal obtained by adding the pixel signals by the adding unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Inventors: Yusaku Motonaga, Kazuo Yamazaki, Tetsuya Itano
  • Patent number: 8508636
    Abstract: An image sensing apparatus includes an image sensor having a plurality of pixels and a control unit configured to control the image sensor. Each pixel includes a photoelectric conversion element configured to convert light into an electric charge, an amplifier configured to amplify accumulated electric charge, a transfer switch configured to input a signal of the photoelectric conversion element to the amplifier when being turned on, a reset switch configured to reset the input to the amplifier when being turned on, and a selection switch configured to output an output from the amplifier to a signal output line when being turned on.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yusaku Motonaga
  • Publication number: 20100053395
    Abstract: An image sensing apparatus includes an image sensor having a plurality of pixels and a control unit configured to control the image sensor. Each pixel includes a photoelectric conversion element configured to convert light into an electric charge, an amplifier configured to amplify accumulated electric charge, a transfer switch configured to input a signal of the photoelectric conversion element to the amplifier when being turned on, a reset switch configured to reset the input to the amplifier when being turned on, and a selection switch configured to output an output from the amplifier to a signal output line when being turned on.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2009
    Publication date: March 4, 2010
    Applicant: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yusaku Motonaga