Country
Full text data for US,EP,CN
Type
Legal Validity
Legal Status
Filing Date
Publication Date
Inventor
Assignee
Click to expand
IPC(Section)
IPC(Class)
IPC(Subclass)
IPC(Group)
IPC(Subgroup)
Agent
Agency
Claims Number
Figures Number
Citation Number of Times
Assignee Number
No. Publication Number Title Publication/Patent Number Publication/Patent Number Publication Date Publication Date
Application Number Application Number Filing Date Filing Date
Inventor Inventor Assignee Assignee IPC IPC
1
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.
2
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.
3
EP3605150A1
SIGNAL GENERATING DEVICE
Publication/Patent Number: EP3605150A1 Publication Date: 2020-02-05 Application Number: 18892482.3 Filing Date: 2018-10-25 Inventor: Yasu, Yohtaro   Shigyo, Nobuhiko   Assignee: Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation   IPC: G01S17/36 Abstract: To provide a signal generation apparatus for use with a ToF camera system that especially adopts the indirect system, which can be ready for various modulation frequencies with a simple configuration. A signal generation apparatus is provided which includes a first pulse generator configured to generate a pulse to be supplied to a light source that irradiates light to a distance measurement target, a second pulse generator configured to generate a pulse to be supplied to pixels that receive light reflected by the distance measurement target, and a switching section configured to switch a setting of a modulation frequency of the first pulse generator and the second pulse generator within a predetermined period.
4
US10558232B2
Regulator circuit and control method
Publication/Patent Number: US10558232B2 Publication Date: 2020-02-11 Application Number: 15/574,381 Filing Date: 2016-05-12 Inventor: Ide, Daisuke   Suzuki, Toshio   Shigyo, Nobuhiko   Assignee: SONY CORPORATION   IPC: G05F1/575 Abstract: The present technology relates to a regulator circuit and a control method capable of coping with steep change in load. An output transistor provided between an input terminal and an output terminal, a differential amplifying unit that amplifies a difference between reference voltage and voltage fed back from the output transistor, a voltage feedback path, and a current feedback path are provided, in which the current feedback path includes a current source and a transistor. The transistor included in the current feedback path is formed of an NMOS, a gate is connected to an output terminal of the differential amplifying unit, a drain is connected to the current source, and a source is connected to an input terminal of the differential amplifying unit. The present technology is applicable to a regulator circuit.
5
EP3605149A1
SIGNAL GENERATOR
Publication/Patent Number: EP3605149A1 Publication Date: 2020-02-05 Application Number: 18890595.4 Filing Date: 2018-10-25 Inventor: Yasu, Yohtaro   Kobayashi, Takashi   Shigyo, Nobuhiko   Assignee: Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation   IPC: G01S17/36 Abstract: [Problem] To provide a signal generation apparatus that is used in a ToF camera system especially adopting the indirect system and it can suppress occurrence of a cyclic error with a simple configuration. [Solving means] There is provided a signal generation apparatus including a first pulse generator configured to generate a pulse to be supplied to a light source that irradiates light upon a distance measurement target, a second pulse generator configured to generate a pulse to be supplied to a pixel that receives the light reflected by the distance measurement target, and a signal selection section configured to select and output a duty of a signal to be outputted from the first pulse generator from between a first duty and a second duty different from the first duty.
6
KR20200004293A
전원 회로
Publication/Patent Number: KR20200004293A Publication Date: 2020-01-13 Application Number: 20197030758 Filing Date: 2018-04-24 Inventor: Nishimura, Kazumasa   Kondou, Kenya   Shigyo, Nobuhiko   Ichihashi, Masahiro   Suzuki, Toshio   Katakura, Masayuki   Mitsuishi, Syou   Yano, Motoyasu   Assignee: SONY SEMICONDUCTOR SOLUTIONS CORPORATION   IPC: H02M3/07 Abstract: 전압 귀환형의 차지 펌프 회로의 귀환 방식이 안고 있는 근원적인 과제를 해결한 차지 펌프 회로를 실현한다. 차지 펌프 회로와, 상기 차지 펌프 회로의 출력을 입력에 피드백하는 귀환 회로와, 상기 귀환 회로에 정전류를 흘리는 제1 전류원과, 상기 귀환 회로의 도중에 개재되는 MOS 트랜지스터 소자와, 상기 귀환 회로에서 상기 MOS 트랜지스터 소자보다도 상기 차지 펌프 회로의 출력 쪽의 위치에 개재되는 저항 소자와, 상기 MOS 트랜지스터 소자의 제어 단자에 정전압을 인가하는 바이어스 회로와, 상기 제1 전류원이 상기 귀환 회로에 흘리는 정전류의 값을 제어하는 제어부를 구비하는 전원 회로.
7
KR20200006973A
전원 회로 및 전원 장치
Publication/Patent Number: KR20200006973A Publication Date: 2020-01-21 Application Number: 20197032784 Filing Date: 2018-05-01 Inventor: Nishimura, Kazumasa   Kondou, Kenya   Shigyo, Nobuhiko   Ichihashi, Masahiro   Suzuki, Toshio   Katakura, Masayuki   Mitsuishi, Syou   Yano, Motoyasu   Assignee: SONY SEMICONDUCTOR SOLUTIONS CORPORATION   IPC: H02M3/07 Abstract: 전원 회로를 안정하게 동작시킨다. 충전 스위치는, 커패시터의 제1의 단자에 접속됨과 함께 제어 단자에 입력되는 제어 신호에 의거하여 커패시터의 입력 전압으로의 충전을 행한다. 방전 스위치는, 충전 스위치와는 상보적이고, 커패시터의 제1의 단자에 접속됨과 함께 제어 단자에 입력되는 제어 신호에 의거하여 커패시터에 충전된 전압의 방전을 행함에 의해 출력 전압을 생성한다. 충전 제어 신호 변환부는, 충전을 제어하는 충전 제어 신호의 입력 전압을 기준으로 하는 제어 신호로의 변환을 행하여 충전 스위치의 제어 단자에 입력한다. 방전 제어 신호 변환부는, 방전을 제어하는 방전 제어 신호의 출력 전압을 기준으로 하는 제어 신호로의 변환을 행하여 방전 스위치의 제어 단자에 입력한다. 펄스 전압 공급부는, 제2의 단자에 펄스 전압을 공급한다. 제어 신호 생성부는, 충전 제어 신호 및 방전 제어 신호를 배타적으로 생성하여 공급한다.
8
EP3572843A1
SIGNAL GENERATION DEVICE
Title (English): Signal generation device
Publication/Patent Number: EP3572843A1 Publication Date: 2019-11-27 Application Number: 18892632.3 Filing Date: 2018-10-25 Inventor: Yasu, Yohtaro   Shigyo, Nobuhiko   Assignee: Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation   IPC: G01S17/36 Abstract: [Problem] To provide a signal generation apparatus that is used in a ToF camera system especially adopting an indirect system and can suppress occurrence of erroneous distance measurement caused by distance measurement of a same target by a plurality of cameras with a simple configuration. [Solving means] There is provided a signal generation apparatus including a first pulse generator configured to generate a pulse to be supplied to a light source that irradiates light upon a distance measurement target, a second pulse generator configured to generate a pulse to be supplied to a pixel that receives the light reflected by the distance measurement target, and a signal generation section configured to generate a pseudo-random signal for inverting a phase of signals to be generated by the first pulse generator and the second pulse generator.
9
WO2019123828A1
SIGNAL GENERATION DEVICE
Publication/Patent Number: WO2019123828A1 Publication Date: 2019-06-27 Application Number: 2018039683 Filing Date: 2018-10-25 Inventor: Shigyo, Nobuhiko   Yasu, Yohtaro   Assignee: SONY SEMICONDUCTOR SOLUTIONS CORPORATION   IPC: H03K5/04 Abstract: [Problem] To provide a signal generation device that is used, in particular, for an indirect-type ToF camera system, wherein the occurrence of a ranging error that arises when multiple cameras are used to range the same object can be prevented using a simple configuration. [Solution] Provided is a signal generation device equipped with: a first pulse generator for generating a pulse to be supplied to a light source for emitting light to an object to be ranged; a second pulse generator for generating a pulse to be supplied to pixels for receiving light reflected off the object to be ranged; and a signal generation unit for generating pseudo-random signals for inverting the phases of signals generated by the first pulse generator and the second pulse generator.
10
WO2019123825A1
SIGNAL GENERATING DEVICE
Publication/Patent Number: WO2019123825A1 Publication Date: 2019-06-27 Application Number: 2018039649 Filing Date: 2018-10-25 Inventor: Shigyo, Nobuhiko   Yasu, Yohtaro   Assignee: SONY SEMICONDUCTOR SOLUTIONS CORPORATION   IPC: H03K5/04 Abstract: [Problem] To provide a signal generating device used particularly in a ToF camera system employing an indirect method, the signal generating device being capable of handling various modulation frequencies by a simple structure. [Solution] Provided is a signal generating device provided with a first pulse generator for generating a pulse to be supplied to a light source for radiating light to a distance measurement target, a second pulse generator for generating a pulse to be supplied to a pixel for receiving light reflected by the distance measurement target, and a switching unit for switching setting of a modulation frequency of the first pulse generator and the second pulse generator within a predetermined period.
11
WO2019123830A1
SIGNAL GENERATOR
Publication/Patent Number: WO2019123830A1 Publication Date: 2019-06-27 Application Number: 2018039702 Filing Date: 2018-10-25 Inventor: Kobayashi, Takashi   Shigyo, Nobuhiko   Yasu, Yohtaro   Assignee: SONY SEMICONDUCTOR SOLUTIONS CORPORATION   IPC: H04N5/376 Abstract: [Problem] To provide a signal generator used particularly for a ToF camera system adopting an indirect method, the signal generator being capable of suppressing cyclic errors using a simple configuration. [Solution] Provided is a signal generator provided with a first pulse generator generating a pulse to be supplied to a light source radiating light to an object for distance measurement, a second pulse generator generating a pulse to be supplied to a pixel receiving light reflected by the object for distance measurement, and a signal selection unit selecting a duty for the signal output by the first pulse generator from a first duty and a second duty different from the first duty.
12
WO2019198438A1
NON-CONTACT COMMUNICATION MEDIUM, DRIVING METHOD THEREOF, AND RECORDING MEDIUM CARTRIDGE
Publication/Patent Number: WO2019198438A1 Publication Date: 2019-10-17 Application Number: 2019011397 Filing Date: 2019-03-19 Inventor: Fujita, Hiroaki   Terashima, Toru   Nakano, Hiroaki   Shigyo, Nobuhiko   Ono, Kazutoshi   Maeda, Hideo   Assignee: SONY SEMICONDUCTOR SOLUTIONS CORPORATION   IPC: G11B23/30 Abstract: A non-contact communication medium according to an embodiment of the present technology is provided with a memory unit, a power generating unit, a power monitoring unit, and a capacity control unit. The memory unit stores predetermined management information. The power generating unit has: a resonance circuit which has an antenna coil and a resonance capacity unit having a variable capacity value; and a rectification circuit which rectifies a resonance output of the resonance circuit, and generates power to be supplied to the memory unit. The power monitoring unit has: a current adjusting element which is connected in parallel to the rectification circuit with respect to the resonance circuit and has a variable resistance value; a reference voltage generating source which generates a reference voltage; and an operational amplifier which controls the current adjusting element such that the output voltage of the rectification circuit becomes equal to the reference voltage. The capacity control unit is configured to control the resonance capacity unit on the basis of the output of the operational amplifier.
13
US2018136679A1
REGULATOR CIRCUIT AND CONTROL METHOD
Publication/Patent Number: US2018136679A1 Publication Date: 2018-05-17 Application Number: 15/574,381 Filing Date: 2016-05-12 Inventor: Shigyo, Nobuhiko   Suzuki, Toshio   Ide, Daisuke   Assignee: SONY CORPORATION   IPC: G05F5/00 Abstract: The present technology relates to a regulator circuit and a control method capable of coping with steep change in load. An output transistor provided between an input terminal and an output terminal, a differential amplifying unit that amplifies a difference between reference voltage and voltage fed back from the output transistor, a voltage feedback path, and a current feedback path are provided, in which the current feedback path includes a current source and a transistor. The transistor included in the current feedback path is formed of an NMOS, a gate is connected to an output terminal of the differential amplifying unit, a drain is connected to the current source, and a source is connected to an input terminal of the differential amplifying unit. The present technology is applicable to a regulator circuit.
14
WO2018211980A1
POWER SUPPLY CIRCUIT AND POWER SUPPLY DEVICE
Publication/Patent Number: WO2018211980A1 Publication Date: 2018-11-22 Application Number: 2018017467 Filing Date: 2018-05-01 Inventor: Suzuki, Toshio   Kondou, Kenya   Yano, Motoyasu   Katakura, Masayuki   Ichihashi, Masahiro   Nishimura, Kazumasa   Mitsuishi, Syou   Shigyo, Nobuhiko   Assignee: SONY SEMICONDUCTOR SOLUTIONS CORPORATION   IPC: H02M3/155 Abstract: The present invention safely operates a power supply circuit. A charging switch is connected to a first terminal of a capacitor, the charging switch performing charging of an input voltage into the capacitor on the basis of a control signal inputted to a control terminal. A discharge switch, which is complementary to the charging switch, is connected to the first terminal of the capacitor, the discharge switch discharging the voltage charged in the capacitor to generate an output voltage on the basis of a control signal inputted to a control terminal. A charge control signal conversion unit converts a charge control signal for controlling charging into a control signal in which the input voltage serves as a reference, and inputs the control signal to the control terminal of the charging switch. A discharge control signal conversion unit converts a discharge control signal for controlling discharging into a control signal in which the output voltage serves as a reference, and inputs the control signal to the control terminal of the discharge switch. A pulse voltage supply unit supplies a pulse voltage to a second terminal. Control signal generation units generate the charge control signal and the discharge control signal in an exclusive manner, and supply the resulting charge control signal and discharge control signal.
15
WO2018207614A1
POWER SUPPLY CIRCUIT
Publication/Patent Number: WO2018207614A1 Publication Date: 2018-11-15 Application Number: 2018016607 Filing Date: 2018-04-24 Inventor: Ichihashi, Masahiro   Mitsuishi, Syou   Yano, Motoyasu   Suzuki, Toshio   Shigyo, Nobuhiko   Katakura, Masayuki   Kondou, Kenya   Nishimura, Kazumasa   Assignee: SONY SEMICONDUCTOR SOLUTIONS CORPORATION   IPC: H02M3/07 Abstract: Provided is a charge pump circuit that solves a fundamental problem faced by a feedback method of a voltage feedback charge pump circuit. A power supply circuit is provided with: a charge pump circuit; a feedback circuit for feeding back the output of the charge pump circuit to the input; a first current source for supplying a constant current to the feedback circuit; a MOS transistor element installed at an intermediate position of the feedback circuit; a resistor element installed at a position closer to the output of the charge pump circuit than the MOS transistor element in the feedback circuit; a bias circuit for applying a constant voltage to the control terminal of the MOS transistor element; and a control unit for controlling the value of the constant current supplied by the first current source to the feedback circuit.
16
WO2016190112A1
REGULATOR CIRCUIT AND CONTROL METHOD
Publication/Patent Number: WO2016190112A1 Publication Date: 2016-12-01 Application Number: 2016064082 Filing Date: 2016-05-12 Inventor: Shigyo, Nobuhiko   Suzuki, Toshio   Ide, Daisuke   Assignee: SONY CORPORATION   IPC: G05F1/56 Abstract: The present technology pertains to a regulator circuit and a control method capable of handling extreme changes in a load. The regulator circuit is equipped with an output transistor provided between an input terminal and an output terminal
17
JP6046380B2
SWITCH
Publication/Patent Number: JP6046380B2 Publication Date: 2016-12-14 Application Number: 2012130116 Filing Date: 2012-06-07 Inventor: Suzuki, Toshio   Tagami, Hiroyasu   Tsukamoto, Koji   Ono, Kazutoshi   Shigyo, Nobuhiko   Yanase, Naoto   Assignee: SONY CORP   IPC: H01M10/44 Abstract: PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To provide a switch which can switch target rechargeable battery cells with a low-Vgs circuit configuration.SOLUTION: Disclosed herein is a switch for turning on/off the connection between a first terminal and a second terminal. The switch includes: a first transistor circuit comprising two transistors connected in series between the first terminal and the second terminal; and a second transistor circuit having a gate terminal connected to source terminals of the two transistors and a source terminal connected to gate terminals of the two transistors. The connection between the first terminal and the second terminal is turned on/off by switching high and low levels of the electric potential of the source terminal of the second transistor circuit.
18
US8981732B2
Switch, charge monitoring apparatus and rechargeable battery module
Publication/Patent Number: US8981732B2 Publication Date: 2015-03-17 Application Number: 13/592,436 Filing Date: 2012-08-23 Inventor: Ono, Kazutoshi   Yanase, Naoto   Tagami, Hiroyasu   Shigyo, Nobuhiko   Suzuki, Toshio   Tsukamoto, Kouzi   Assignee: Sony Corporation   IPC: H02J7/06 Abstract: Disclosed herein is a switch for turning on/off the connection between a first terminal and a second terminal. The switch includes a first transistor circuit configured from two transistors connected in series between the first terminal and the second terminal; and a second transistor circuit having a gate terminal connected to source terminals of the two transistors and a source terminal connected to gate terminals of the two transistors. The connection between the first terminal and the second terminal is changed over between on and off states by changing over a potential to the source terminal of the second transistor circuit between high and low levels.
19
US2014117967A1
REFERENCE VOLTAGE GENERATION CIRCUIT
Publication/Patent Number: US2014117967A1 Publication Date: 2014-05-01 Application Number: 14/032,269 Filing Date: 2013-09-20 Inventor: Mitsuishi, Syou   Suzuki, Toshio   Tagami, Hiroyasu   Shigyo, Nobuhiko   Assignee: Sony Corporation   IPC: H02M3/158 Abstract: Provided is a reference voltage generation circuit including a first circuit including a variable resistor and a PN junction device connected in series. The variable resistor and the PN junction device connected in series have a first current, that has temperature characteristics corresponding to a nonlinear component of temperature characteristics of an inter-terminal voltage of the PN junction device, caused to flow therethrough.
20
JP2014086000A
REFERENCE VOLTAGE GENERATION CIRCUIT
Publication/Patent Number: JP2014086000A Publication Date: 2014-05-12 Application Number: 2012236578 Filing Date: 2012-10-26 Inventor: Suzuki, Toshio   Tagami, Hiroyasu   Shigyo, Nobuhiko   Mitsuishi, Sho   Assignee: SONY CORP   IPC: G05F3/24 Abstract: PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To generate a voltage with canceled secondary temperature characteristics with a simple circuit structure.SOLUTION: Provided is a reference voltage generation circuit including a first circuit including a variable resistor and a PN junction device connected in series. The variable resistor and the PN junction device connected in series have a first current
Total 2 pages