Patents Assigned to Onkyo Corporation
  • Patent number: 10805735
    Abstract: An edge portion of a diaphragm is configured such that multiple recessed ribs formed by recessing of a raised surface are provided in an inclination direction inclined with respect to a radial line passing through a center point and are arranged rotationally symmetrically, and among the recessed ribs and a fixing portion defined on the outermost peripheral side of the diaphragm, defines an outer peripheral edge portion at which no recessed ribs are formed. A voice coil is coupled to a voice coil attachment portion. A lead line is fixed with a first adhesive forming a first adhesive layer along a valley portion defined between a certain recessed rib and an adjacent recessed rib thereof on a back side of the edge portion, and is further fixed with a second adhesive forming a second adhesive layer with the lead line being curved along the outer peripheral edge portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Onkyo Corporation
    Inventor: Takeshi Fujitani
  • Patent number: 10805732
    Abstract: There is provided a diaphragm or a dust cap configured to emit a sound wave and an electrodynamic speaker unit including the diaphragm or the dust cap. The speaker unit is configured so that a great peak dip of sound pressure frequency characteristics due to influence of a divided vibration mode can be prevented and excellent reproduced sound quality can be provided. In the diaphragm or the dust cap, a recessed-raised portion imitating a wing of an insect is formed at least on one surface of a diaphragm portion configured to emit a sound wave. Preferably, the recessed-raised portion is formed based on data obtained by measurement of an actual shape of a wing vein of the insect or data of a Voronoi diagram imitating the wing vein of the insect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Onkyo Corporation
    Inventors: Takeru Inoue, Hajime Yoshimura, Hiroyasu Kumo, Sadatoshi Hisamoto
  • Patent number: 10713032
    Abstract: A system that includes an electronic device and a server configured to communicate via a network, and the electronic device includes first circuitry that stores firmware in a first memory of the electronic device; sends a network address of the electronic device to the server; and updates the firmware based on an update package received from the server in response to sending the network address, and the server includes second circuitry that stores, in a second memory of the server, a plurality of network addresses of a plurality of the electronic devices, and a plurality of update packages; and sends one of the plurality of update packages to the electronic device based on the network address of the electronic device which is sent from the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: ONKYO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Takashi Nakabe
  • Patent number: 10602274
    Abstract: Provided is a wearable audio input/output device. The wearable audio input/output device is provided with a frame, a first audio collection unit, a second audio collection unit, and a first speaker. The frame can be mounted to a user. The first audio collection unit is provided on the frame. The second audio collection unit is provided on the frame. The second audio collection unit is arranged such that the distance between the first audio collection unit and mouth of the user is less than the distance between the second audio collection unit and the mouth of the user. The first speaker is provided on the frame between the first audio collection unit and the second audio collection unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignees: Onkyo Corporation, DSP Group Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshitada Takeshima, Dmitri Lvov, Yaakov Chen
  • Patent number: 10593499
    Abstract: The present invention is intended to provide constant drive conditions of a relay switch. A relay drive circuit includes a current mirror circuit, a current suppression circuit 26, and a transistor Q3. The current mirror circuit includes a transistor Q1, a first resistor element R1, a transistor Q2, and a second resistor element R2. A relay coil 18 is provided on a current supply path extending from a collector terminal of the transistor Q1 to an earth conductor. The current suppression circuit 26 includes a capacitor C1 as a current suppression element configured to suppress, after conduction between an emitter terminal and a collector terminal of the transistor Q2 has been made, the current flowing through the current suppression element itself as compared to that in such conduction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Onkyo Corporation
    Inventor: Naofumi Murai
  • Patent number: 10575079
    Abstract: According to the present invention, in a speaker device including a microphone, sound propagating from a speaker unit to the microphone through a housing is effectively reduced, and noise picked up by the microphone is reduced. The speaker device includes the housing configured to support the speaker unit, and a film-shaped elastic body configured to support the microphone. The housing includes a holding portion configured to hold the elastic body with a distance from the microphone. The elastic body has a through-hole, a support portion on which the microphone is supported is provided around the through-hole on one side of the elastic body, and the elastic body is, at an outer peripheral portion separated from the support portion, held at the holding portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: ONKYO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Shuji Okano
  • Patent number: 10567881
    Abstract: A vibrator includes a magnetic circuit having a magnetic gap, a voice coil having a coil arranged in the magnetic gap and a bobbin around which the coil is wound on one end side, a flange member coupled to the other end side of the bobbin protruding from the magnetic circuit, and an elastic coupling member coupling the magnetic circuit and the flange member so that the magnetic circuit and the flange member can vibrate relative to each other. The elastic coupling member includes a first fixed portion, a second fixed portion, and an elastic deformation portion coupling the first fixed portion and the second fixed portion via elastically-deformable coupling portions. The elastic coupling member is configured such that the first fixed portion, the second fixed portion, and the elastic deformation portion are integrally formed, and substantially houses the magnetic circuit, the voice coil, and the flange member inside.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Onkyo Corporation
    Inventor: Hajime Yoshimura
  • Patent number: 10560785
    Abstract: An electronic device comprising: a substrate; a first elastic body which is positioned on one surface of the substrate; and a second elastic body which is positioned under the other surface of the substrate and is harder than the first elastic body, wherein the first elastic body and the second elastic body sandwich and hold the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Onkyo Corporation
    Inventor: Mikio Morita
  • Patent number: 10496197
    Abstract: An electronic device that includes a rotary operator that changes a parameter value of the device itself, the rotary operator having a first contact region and a second contact region positioned on an opposite side of the first contact region with respect to a rotation axis of the rotary operator and being rotatably operated in such a manner that a finger of a user slides in a circumferential direction of the rotary operator with the finger contacting any of the first and second contact regions; and a changing direction setting unit that sets a changing direction of the parameter value with respect to a rotation direction of the rotary operator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Onkyo Corporation
    Inventor: Kazuhiko Taira
  • Patent number: 10477295
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a canal type earphone configured such that an outlet for a sound wave to be reproduced is inserted into an inlet of a user's ear canal. The earphone includes an electrodynamic speaker unit configured to electroacoustically convert an audio signal into a high-frequency sound wave containing a band component having a higher frequency than that of an audible band of a human being, thereby emitting the high-frequency sound wave; an electromagnetic speaker unit configured to electroacoustically convert the audio signal into a low-frequency sound wave containing more band components having a lower frequency than that of the high-frequency sound wave, thereby emitting the low-frequency sound wave; and a housing to the inside of which the electrodynamic speaker unit and the electromagnetic speaker unit are attached.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Onkyo Corporation
    Inventors: Takashi Ouchi, Akira Tamadera, Masanori Ito, Naoki Imagawa
  • Patent number: 10439567
    Abstract: A switching power supply comprising: a control circuit which is provided at a primary side and controls a switching element based on a value which is fed back from a secondary side; a transformer; a secondary side rectifier element which rectifies voltage which is supplied from the transformer; and a secondary side smooth element which smoothes voltage which is rectified by the rectifier element, wherein voltage which is smoothed by the smooth element is supplied to an amplifier and voltage which is smoothed by the smooth element is fed back to the control circuit, further comprising: a diode which is connected between the smooth element and the amplifier in series.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Onkyo Corporation
    Inventor: Atsunori Kishimoto
  • Patent number: 10419845
    Abstract: There are provided headphones and a speaker unit having proper acoustic properties and exhibiting excellent reproduced sound quality even in the case of providing air holes at a damping member. The headphones include a speaker unit having a diaphragm and a frame supporting an outer peripheral portion of the diaphragm, a housing configured to house the speaker unit, and a damping member made of a material exhibiting air permeability and attached to cover an opening of the frame through which a sound wave emitted from the diaphragm passes and/or an opening of the housing. The damping member has one or more air holes formed by removal of the material forming the damping member. A secondary damping member is attached to an annular edge portion defining each air hole, thereby reducing vibration of the edge portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: ONKYO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shun Muramoto, Akira Tamadera, Takashi Ouchi
  • Patent number: 10405128
    Abstract: To resolve a problem that a listener feels that sense of localization and sense of connecting with the other channels are lost in case that the listener listens to an audio that is output from a ceiling reflection type speaker in an audio processing device that outputs an analog audio signal to speakers including the ceiling reflection type speaker that makes the audio reflect at a ceiling. A DSP 5 performs low-pass filter processing that extracts low frequency component from a digital audio signal, high-pass filter processing that extracts high frequency component from the digital audio signal, delay processing that delays the low frequency component of the digital audio signal that is extracted by the low-pass filter processing, and composition processing that composes the low frequency component of the digital audio signal that is delayed by the delay processing and the high frequency component of the digital audio signal that is extracted by the high-pass filter processing as audio signal processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Onkyo Corporation
    Inventor: Susumu Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10401895
    Abstract: Provided is a rotary knob rotational structure being less susceptible to the influence of variation in the dimensions of a rotary knob and reducing backlash of the rotary knob while providing a suitable magnitude of rotational resistance to the rotary knob. The rotary knob rotational structure includes an annular sheet 22 interposed between a device body and the rotary knob 14, an attachment member 24 configured to attach a fixed portion 22a of the annular sheet 22 to the device body with the fixed portion 22a being interposed between the attachment member 24 and the device body, and a body-side protrusion 26 contacting the annular sheet 22 on the outside of the fixed portion 22a in the radial direction of the annular sheet 22 to warp the annular sheet 22 toward the rotary knob 14.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Onkyo Corporation
    Inventor: Shinji Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 10365924
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a volatile memory; a non-volatile memory which is for storing firmware; and a circuit, wherein the firmware includes firmware body and loader which is for rewriting the non-volatile memory, and the circuit, judges whether the firmware is being rewritten or not based on a first mark when activating, judges whether the loader is being rewritten or not based on a second mark when it judges that the firmware is being rewritten, copies the loader which is copied to the other position of the non-volatile memory to the volatile memory when it judges that the loader is being rewritten, and executes the loader which is copied to the volatile memory and rewrites the firmware which is stored in the non-volatile memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Onkyo Corporation
    Inventor: Kazunari Ito
  • Patent number: 10362380
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a headphone including a housing defining a back chamber on a back side of a speaker unit. A headphone includes a speaker unit and a housing defining an internal space provided on an acoustic emission side as a back side of the housed speaker unit and an air chamber provided separately from the internal space. The housing includes a first housing member provided with a first hole allowing communication between an exterior and the air chamber, a second housing member attached to the speaker unit and coupled to the first housing member to define the internal space and the air chamber, and a third housing member fixed with the third housing member being sandwiched between the first and second housing members and provided with a second hole allowing communication between the air chamber and the internal space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Onkyo Corporation
    Inventors: Masanori Ito, Takashi Ouchi
  • Patent number: 10327075
    Abstract: A method is provided for manufacturing a speaker diaphragm manufactured using a sheet material made of magnesium or magnesium alloy and including an annular cone portion along an outer peripheral edge of a dome portion. The method includes a dome preformation process of forming a dome preformation portion; a cone preformation process of forming an annular cone preformation portion; and a shaping process of shaping the dome preformation portion into the dome portion by pressing, shaping the cone preformation portion into the cone portion whose outer peripheral end at least extends to a substantially identical height position to a maximum protrusion position of the dome portion, and forming, along a boundary portion between the dome portion and the cone portion, an annular step portion to which a voice coil bobbin is attached.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Onkyo Corporation
    Inventors: Takeshi Fujitani, Nanayo Suzuki, Shinjiro Kato, Tomoyuki Suzuki
  • Patent number: D857060
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Onkyo Corporation
    Inventor: Junji Kumano
  • Patent number: D875064
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Onkyo Corporation
    Inventors: Shinya Suzuki, Hirofumi Hatanaka
  • Patent number: D891401
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Onkyo Corporation
    Inventor: Tsutomu Kawabata