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US10951065B2
Power feed system
Publication/Patent Number: US10951065B2 Publication Date: 2021-03-16 Application Number: 16/301,640 Filing Date: 2017-06-15 Inventor: Kozakai, Osamu   Nakano, Hiroaki   Miyamoto, Takashi   Assignee: Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation   IPC: H02J50/12 Abstract: A power feed system according to the present disclosure includes a power feed device and a power receiving device. The power receiving device includes a power receiving section that receives power wirelessly from the power feed device with use of a power receiving coil, and a first communication section that transmits, to the power feed device, coil information indicating whether or not a coil is provided near the power receiving coil. The power feed device includes a power feed section that supplies power wirelessly to the power receiving device, a second communication section that receives the coil information, and a controller that performs, on the basis of the coil information, a first determination as to whether or not to supply power to the power receiving device, and controls an operation of the power feed section on the basis of a result of the first determination.
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US10951443B2
Communication device and communication method
Publication/Patent Number: US10951443B2 Publication Date: 2021-03-16 Application Number: 16/257,874 Filing Date: 2019-01-25 Inventor: Nakano, Hiroaki   Omae, Uichiro   Fujita, Hiroaki   Abe, Masayoshi   Assignee: Sony Corporation   IPC: H04L27/04 Abstract: A communication device according to the disclosure includes: a signal generator that generates, on the basis of the first signal received from a communication partner through a coil, a second signal that synchronizes with the first signal; a first modulator configured to be able to modulate the first signal on the basis of the second signal; a second modulator configured to be able to modulate the first signal; and a communication controller that selects, on the basis of the first signal, whichever modulator is to be operated, from the first modulator and the second modulator.
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EP3273609B1
COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND COMMUNICATION METHOD
Publication/Patent Number: EP3273609B1 Publication Date: 2021-03-03 Application Number: 16764538.1 Filing Date: 2016-01-28 Inventor: Nakano, Hiroaki   Omae, Uichiro   Fujita, Hiroaki   Abe, Masayoshi   Assignee: Sony Corporation   IPC: H04B5/02
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EP3767540A1
NON-CONTACT COMMUNICATION MEDIUM, RECORDING MEDIUM CARTRIDGE, DRIVING METHOD FOR NON-CONTACT COMMUNICATION MEDIUM AND PROGRAM
Publication/Patent Number: EP3767540A1 Publication Date: 2021-01-20 Application Number: 19768202.4 Filing Date: 2019-01-25 Inventor: Nakano, Hiroaki   Fujita, Hiroaki   Nakashio, Eiji   Assignee: Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation   Sony Corporation   IPC: G06K19/07 Abstract: [Solving Means] A non-contact communication medium according to an embodiment of the present technology includes: a voltage generation unit; a memory unit; a clock signal generation unit; and a control unit. The voltage generation unit includes an antenna coil for transmission/reception, and receives a signal magnetic field from an external device to generate a voltage. The memory unit stores one or more circuit parameters set in the voltage generation unit, and predetermined management information. The clock signal generation unit is configured to be capable of selectively generating clock signals having two or more different frequencies. The control unit is configured to select a frequency of a clock signal to be supplied to the memory unit from the clock signal generation unit. [Selected Drawing] Fig. 6
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EP3470886B1
POWER FEEDING APPARATUS
Publication/Patent Number: EP3470886B1 Publication Date: 2021-02-17 Application Number: 18208633.0 Filing Date: 2014-08-19 Inventor: Nakano, Hiroaki   Terashima, Toru   Bunsen, Keigo   Kozakai, Osamu   Fujimaki, Kenichi   Assignee: Sony Corporation   IPC: G01V3/10
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US2021012174A1
NON-CONTACT COMMUNICATION MEDIUM, DRIVING METHOD THEREFOR, AND RECORDING MEDIUM CARTRIDGE
Publication/Patent Number: US2021012174A1 Publication Date: 2021-01-14 Application Number: 16/977,958 Filing Date: 2019-03-19 Inventor: Ono, Kazutoshi   Terashima, Toru   Fujita, Hiroaki   Nakano, Hiroaki   Maeda, Hideo   Shigyo, Nobuhiko   Assignee: Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation   IPC: G06K19/07 Abstract: A non-contact communication medium according to one disclosed embodiment includes a memory unit, a power generation unit, a power monitoring unit, and a capacitance control unit. The power generation unit includes a resonant circuit and a rectification circuit, and generates electric power to be supplied to the memory unit. The resonant circuit includes an antenna coil and resonant capacitance unit having a variable capacitance value, and the rectification circuit rectifies a resonant output of the resonant circuit. The power monitoring unit includes a current adjustment element, a reference voltage generation source, and an operational amplifier. The operational amplifier controls the current adjustment element such that an output voltage of the rectification circuit is equal to a reference voltage from the reference voltage generation source. The capacitance control unit is configured to control the resonant capacitance unit on the basis of an output of the operational amplifier.
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EP3779794A1
NON-CONTACT COMMUNICATION MEDIUM, DRIVING METHOD THEREOF, AND RECORDING MEDIUM CARTRIDGE
Publication/Patent Number: EP3779794A1 Publication Date: 2021-02-17 Application Number: 19784778.3 Filing Date: 2019-03-19 Inventor: Ono, Kazutoshi   Terashima, Toru   Fujita, Hiroaki   Nakano, Hiroaki   Maeda, Hideo   Shigyo, Nobuhiko   Assignee: Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation   IPC: G06K19/07 Abstract: A non-contact communication medium according to an embodiment of the present technology includes: a memory unit; a power generation unit; a power monitoring unit; and a capacitance control unit. The memory unit stores predetermined management information. The power generation unit includes a resonant circuit and a rectification circuit, and generates electric power to be supplied to the memory unit, the resonant circuit including an antenna coil and resonant capacitance unit having a variable capacitance value, the rectification circuit rectifying a resonant output of the resonant circuit. The power monitoring unit includes a current adjustment element, a reference voltage generation source, and an operational amplifier, the current adjustment element being connected in parallel to the rectification circuit with respect to the resonant circuit and having a variable resistance value, the reference voltage generation source generating a reference voltage, the operational amplifier controlling the current adjustment element such that an output voltage of the rectification circuit is equal to the reference voltage. The capacitance control unit is configured to control the resonant capacitance unit on the basis of an output of the operational amplifier.
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US2021034943A1
NON-CONTACT COMMUNICATION MEDIUM AND RECORDING MEDIUM CARTRIDGE
Publication/Patent Number: US2021034943A1 Publication Date: 2021-02-04 Application Number: 17/046,071 Filing Date: 2019-03-28 Inventor: Nakano, Hiroaki   Nakashio, Eiji   Anno, Kazuo   Iwama, Takanobu   Tochikubo, Shinya   Adachi, Naohiro   Abe, Masayoshi   Omae, Uichiro   Assignee: SONY CORPORATION   IPC: G06K19/077 Abstract: A non-contact communication medium according to an embodiment of the present technology is a non-contact communication medium for a recording medium cartridge, including: a circuit component; a support substrate; and an antenna coil. The circuit component has a memory unit capable of storing management information relating to the recording medium cartridge therein. The support substrate supports the circuit component. The antenna coil includes a coil unit that is electrically connected to the circuit component and formed on the support substrate, an inductance value of the coil unit being 0.3 μH or more and 2.0 μH or less.
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US2020028382A1
POWER RECEIVING UNIT, POWER RECEIVING CONTROL METHOD, WIRELESS POWER TRANSFER SYSTEM, AND ELECTRONIC APPARATUS
Publication/Patent Number: US2020028382A1 Publication Date: 2020-01-23 Application Number: 16/582,192 Filing Date: 2019-09-25 Inventor: Nakano, Hiroaki   Assignee: Sony Corporation   IPC: H02J50/12 Abstract: A power receiving unit of the disclosure includes: a power receiving section that receives power transferred from a power transfer unit in a contactless manner; a protection circuit section that varies a receiving power voltage of the power received by the power receiving section; and a control section that controls an operational state of the protection circuit section to a plurality of statuses on the basis of a plurality of thresholds.
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US202028382A1
POWER RECEIVING UNIT, POWER RECEIVING CONTROL METHOD, WIRELESS POWER TRANSFER SYSTEM, AND ELECTRONIC APPARATUS
Publication/Patent Number: US202028382A1 Publication Date: 2020-01-23 Application Number: 20/191,658 Filing Date: 2019-09-25 Inventor: Nakano, Hiroaki   Assignee: Sony Corporation   IPC: H04B5/00 Abstract: A power receiving unit of the disclosure includes: a power receiving section that receives power transferred from a power transfer unit in a contactless manner; a protection circuit section that varies a receiving power voltage of the power received by the power receiving section; and a control section that controls an operational state of the protection circuit section to a plurality of statuses on the basis of a plurality of thresholds.
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EP3107187B1
POWER RECEPTION APPARATUS, POWER RECEPTION CONTROL METHOD, NON-CONTACT POWER SUPPLY SYSTEM, AND ELECTRONIC APPARATUS
Publication/Patent Number: EP3107187B1 Publication Date: 2020-07-01 Application Number: 15743685.8 Filing Date: 2015-01-22 Inventor: Nakano, Hiroaki   Assignee: Sony Corporation   IPC: H02J7/02
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US2020367852A1
RADIATION IMAGE DETECTION DEVICE
Publication/Patent Number: US2020367852A1 Publication Date: 2020-11-26 Application Number: 16/869,171 Filing Date: 2020-05-07 Inventor: Nakano, Hiroaki   Hayashi, Naoki   Assignee: Konica Minolta Inc.   IPC: A61B6/00 Abstract: Provided is a radiation image detection device used in a radiation image photographing system including the radiation image detection device that is portable and acquires radiation image data based on irradiated radiation, and a plurality of control terminals that are connected to the radiation image detection device and acquire the radiation image data acquired by the radiation image detection device, the radiation image detection device includes a hardware processor that: transmits and receives communication information to and from each of the control terminals; determines whether an IP address to be used for data communication by a connected one of the control terminals is a dynamic IP address or a static IP address, based on initial information received from each of the control terminals before data communication is established; and acquires an IP address, in accordance with a determination result.
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US2020083749A1
POWER RECEIVING UNIT, POWER RECEIVING CONTROL METHOD, NON-CONTACT FEED SYSTEM, AND ELECTRONIC APPARATUS
Publication/Patent Number: US2020083749A1 Publication Date: 2020-03-12 Application Number: 16/681,288 Filing Date: 2019-11-12 Inventor: Nakano, Hiroaki   Hashiguchi, Takaaki   Assignee: Sony Corporation   IPC: H02J50/12 Abstract: A power receiving unit includes: a power receiving section configured to receive power that is fed from a power feeding unit in a non-contact manner; a rectification section configured to rectify the power received by the power receiving section; a method determination section configured to identify a feeding method of the power feeding unit; and a target voltage setting section configured to set a target voltage of the power rectified by the rectification section, to a value corresponding to the feeding method identified by the method determination section.
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US10751473B2
Gasket, and medical syringe
Publication/Patent Number: US10751473B2 Publication Date: 2020-08-25 Application Number: 15/461,141 Filing Date: 2017-03-16 Inventor: Masuyama, Yoshikazu   Nakano, Hiroaki   Assignee: SUMITOMO RUBBER INDUSTRIES, LTD.   IPC: A61M5/31 Abstract: A gasket (10) is used for a medical syringe (30), and includes a main body (11) made of an elastic material and an inert resin film (12) provided on a surface of the main body (11). The gasket (10) has a cylindrical shape, and includes a plurality of annular ribs (13, 14, 15) provided on an outer circumferential surface (20) thereof and each having a sliding contact portion (16) to be kept in sliding contact with an inner peripheral surface of a syringe barrel. The plurality of annular ribs are axially arranged from a distal end to a rear end of the gasket (10). The sliding contact portion (16) of a distal annular rib (13) has a width that is 1 to 25% of axial length of the cylindrical gasket.
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US10567040B2
Electronic apparatus and transmission system
Publication/Patent Number: US10567040B2 Publication Date: 2020-02-18 Application Number: 15/824,295 Filing Date: 2017-11-28 Inventor: Nakano, Hiroaki   Fukuda, Shinichi   Kozakai, Osamu   Fujimaki, Kenichi   Assignee: SONY CORPORATION   IPC: H04B5/00 Abstract: An electronic apparatus includes switch control circuitry configured to determine whether a received signal is for a power receiving operation or a data receiving operation based on a level of a frequency component of the received signal, select the power-reception operation or a data-transmission operation based on the determination, and switch to the power-reception operation or the data-transmission operation based on the selection.
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EP2897253B1
TERMINAL DEVICE AND NON-CONTACT ELECTRIC POWER FEEDING METHOD
Publication/Patent Number: EP2897253B1 Publication Date: 2020-05-06 Application Number: 13837542.3 Filing Date: 2013-07-02 Inventor: Kozakai, Osamu   Nakano, Hiroaki   Fukuda, Shinichi   Tanaka, Masayuki   Assignee: Sony Corporation   IPC: H02J50/10
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EP3493364B1
POWER-SUPPLYING SYSTEM
Publication/Patent Number: EP3493364B1 Publication Date: 2020-11-04 Application Number: 17833900.8 Filing Date: 2017-06-15 Inventor: Kozakai, Osamu   Nakano, Hiroaki   Miyamoto, Takashi   Assignee: Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation   IPC: H04B5/00
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US10566849B2
Wireless power transfer device with foreign object detection, system, and method for performing the same
Publication/Patent Number: US10566849B2 Publication Date: 2020-02-18 Application Number: 16/004,930 Filing Date: 2018-06-11 Inventor: Nakano, Hiroaki   Kozakai, Osamu   Komiyama, Shinji   Fujimaki, Kenichi   Assignee: Sony Corporation   IPC: H02J50/60 Abstract: Methods and apparatus for detecting the presence of undesirable foreign matter in a region between a wireless power transmission apparatus and a power reception apparatus are described. First and second detection methods, based on different detection schemes, may be used to detect and distinguish the presence of foreign matter from misalignment during power transfer operation. A first detection method may be used before power is transferred to a load in a power reception apparatus, and a second detection method may be used while power is supplied to the load.
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US10819440B2
Communication device, communication method, and communication system
Publication/Patent Number: US10819440B2 Publication Date: 2020-10-27 Application Number: 16/703,149 Filing Date: 2019-12-04 Inventor: Fujita, Hiroaki   Nakano, Hiroaki   Omae, Uichiro   Fujiwara, Tetsuya   Assignee: Sony Corporation   IPC: H04B10/556 Abstract: A communication device of the disclosure includes a phase synchronizer, a modulator, and a controller. The phase synchronizer generates a second signal on a basis of a first signal received from a communication partner by selectively performing one of a closed loop operation and an open loop operation. The modulator is able to modulate the first signal on a basis of the second signal. The controller controls operations of the phase synchronizer and the modulator.
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US2020186254A1
COMMUNICATION DEVICE, COMMUNICATION METHOD, AND COMMUNICATION SYSTEM
Publication/Patent Number: US2020186254A1 Publication Date: 2020-06-11 Application Number: 16/703,149 Filing Date: 2019-12-04 Inventor: Fujita, Hiroaki   Nakano, Hiroaki   Omae, Uichiro   Fujiwara, Tetsuya   Assignee: Sony Corporation   IPC: H04B10/556 Abstract: A communication device of the disclosure includes a phase synchronizer, a modulator, and a controller. The phase synchronizer generates a second signal on a basis of a first signal received from a communication partner by selectively performing one of a closed loop operation and an open loop operation. The modulator is able to modulate the first signal on a basis of the second signal. The controller controls operations of the phase synchronizer and the modulator.
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