Patents Assigned to Tottori Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd.
  • Publication number: 20140245434
    Abstract: A contact sensor capable of inputting a character by tracing a character with user's finger is arranged in a region of a ten-key unit of a mobile telephone. When registering a password to release a key lock, a user traces a shape of a line, a character, a number, or other symbol on the contact sensor with his/her finger so that the shape is inputted and stored in a memory, thereby completing registration of a password. When releasing the key lock, the user traces the registered shape on the contact sensor with his/her finger so that the key lock is released. The input is easy. Even if the password input operation is observed by a third person, the password will not be easily known to the third person.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2014
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicants: SANYO ELECTRIC CO., LTD., TOTTORI SANYO ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takahiro Yamashita, Yukari Yamashita, Mitsuhisa Kawaguchi, Takahiro Sato, Katsunobu Taira
  • Patent number: 8565728
    Abstract: The control circuit 11 causes display of messages received through the communication unit 1 in the display unit 14 in list form. A cursor for making selections from the messages displayed in list form has different patterns. The control circuit 11 associates the cursor patterns with message types. In another embodiment, the control circuit 11 groups received messages into new messages not yet reproduced by a user and old messages already reproduced, causes display of the number of the new messages in a predetermined area of the display unit when the new messages are stored in RAM 13, and display of the number of the old messages in said predetermined area when the new messages are not stored in RAM 13.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignees: Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd., Tottori Sanyo Electric Co, Ltd.
    Inventor: Mitsunori Okagaki
  • Publication number: 20120289200
    Abstract: A contact sensor capable of inputting a character by tracing a character with user's finger is arranged in a region of a ten-key unit of a mobile telephone. When registering a password to release a key lock, a user traces a shape of a line, a character, a number, or other symbol on the contact sensor with his/her finger so that the shape is inputted and stored in a memory, thereby completing registration of a password. When releasing the key lock, the user traces the registered shape on the contact sensor with his/her finger so that the key lock is released. The input is easy. Even if the password input operation is observed by a third person, the password will not be easily known to the third person.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2012
    Publication date: November 15, 2012
    Applicants: TOTTORI SANYO ELECTRIC CO., LTD., SANYO ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takahiro Yamashita, Yukari Yamashita, Mitsuhisa Kawaguchi, Takahiro Sato, Katsunobu Taira
  • Patent number: 8290015
    Abstract: A two-beam semiconductor laser device 10 includes: a two-beam semiconductor element LDC having a first and a second semiconductor laser elements LD1 and LD2 that can be driven independently and that are formed integrally on a substrate; and a submount 63 having, mounted on a front part thereof, the two-beam semiconductor laser element LDC with the light-emitting face thereof directed forward and having a first and a second electrode pads 64 and 65 connected to electrodes 61 and 62 of the first and second semiconductor laser element LD1 and LD2 by being kept in contact therewith. The first and second electrode pads 64 and 65 are formed to extend farther behind the two-beam semiconductor laser element LDC, and wires 14 and 16 are wire-bonded behind the two-beam semiconductor laser element LDC.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignees: Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd., Tottori Sanyo Electric Co. Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Watanabe, Kouji Ueyama, Shinichirou Akiyoshi
  • Patent number: 8126026
    Abstract: A two-beam semiconductor laser device 10 includes: a two-beam semiconductor element LDC having a first and a second semiconductor laser elements LD1 and LD2 that can be driven independently and that are formed integrally on a substrate; and a submount 63 having, mounted on a front part thereof, the two-beam semiconductor laser element LDC with the light-emitting face thereof directed forward and having a first and a second electrode pads 64 and 65 connected to electrodes 61 and 62 of the first and second semiconductor laser element LD1 and LD2 by being kept in contact therewith. The first and second electrode pads 64 and 65 are formed to extend farther behind the two-beam semiconductor laser element LDC, and wires 14 and 16 are wire-bonded behind the two-beam semiconductor laser element LDC.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Assignees: Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd., Tottori Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Watanabe, Kouji Ueyama, Shinichirou Akiyoshi
  • Patent number: 8086399
    Abstract: A navigation apparatus includes notification means for notifying an advance direction at a branching point in a route guiding, storage means for storing a plurality of moving methods and notification methods corresponding to the respective moving methods, input means for selecting one of the plurality of moving methods stored in the storage means, and control means for causing the notification means to perform notification by the notification method corresponding to the moving method selected by the input means. Thus, it is possible to easily set a route guiding such as a distance to the branching point where guiding is started for each of the moving methods and a sound volume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2011
    Assignees: Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd., Tottori Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yuichi Abe
  • Patent number: 7930803
    Abstract: A folding apparatus (1) having transmitter and receiver cases (2, 10), a hinge mechanism (20) for pivotally connecting one end of the transmitter case and that of the receiver case to each other, and a hinge cover (C). The hinge mechanism is connected to corners (15a-16b) of the one end of the transmitter case and of that of the receiver case. The corners (15a-16b) are projected in the direction orthogonal to the one end of each of the transmitter and receiver cases, and the hinge mechanism is installed between the projected corners of the cases. The hinge cover has a pair of box-shaped cover members (7, 8), and a cross-section of each cover member taken in the direction orthogonal to the one end has an ellipse shape. The cover members are arranged so as to face to each other, covering and holding the hinge mechanism located between the projected corners of the transmitter and receiver cases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2011
    Assignees: Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd., Tottori Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tomoki Ueyama, Jiro Osaki
  • Patent number: 7915623
    Abstract: A light emitting diode array in which, when viewed from the above, the shape of an almost square light emitting diode is square-chamfered or round-chamfered at the corners thereof in order to minimize light leakage at a reverse mesa surface to allow an electrode layer to surround the three directions of a light emitting unit, and part in the vicinity of the corner of the reverse mesa surface is extended up to a substrate unit to cover it. Accordingly, the light emitting diode array minimized in light leakage at the reverse mesa surface can be provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2011
    Assignees: Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd., Tottori Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hironori Yamamoto, Hajime Kimachi
  • Patent number: 7907415
    Abstract: A hinge mechanism (20) of a foldable device (1) for foldably connecting one end parts of a pair of device cases to each other, comprises a first frame (21) having first and second arm pieces (22, 24), a second frame (41) having third and fourth arm pieces (42, 44), and a third frame (30) having first and second connection pieces (32, 33) with first to fourth joining parts (34) to (37). The first to fourth arm pieces are rotatably connected to the first to fourth joining parts to form first to fourth connection parts (101) to (104), and drive mechanisms (50) and link mechanisms are formed in the first to fourth connection parts. When the first frame is rotated in one direction relative to the third frame, the second frame is rotated by the same angle as the rotated angle of the first frame in the opposite direction of the third frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2011
    Assignees: Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd., Tottori Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tomoki Ueyama
  • Patent number: 7889770
    Abstract: A semiconductor laser beam device, comprising a stem type package having a base part and a heat sink part, wherein the heat sink part is cylindrically formed so as to be concentric to the base part, a groove is formed along the axial direction of the heat sink part, and a semiconductor laser beam element is disposed at the bottom part of the inner wall surfaces of the groove whereby the radiating capability of the semiconductor laser beam device can be increased by increasing the volume of the heat sink part, and the element can be protected by the groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2011
    Assignees: Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd., Tottori Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shoji Honda
  • Patent number: 7875882
    Abstract: A display device includes a plurality of light emitting elements arranged in a matrix. A scan signal is made to flow into a gate signal line and a data signal is made to flow into a source signal line so that the data signal is applied to a source electrode and the scan signal is supplied to a gate electrode of a control TFT arranged at a portion where the both signal lines intersect when viewed from above. Thus, when the control TFT is turned ON, a drive TFT having a gate electrode connected to the drain electrode is turned ON, so that current is supplied from a power supply line via the source electrode and the drain electrode of the drive TFT to an organic EL element and the organic EL element emits light. A holding capacity is present between the control TFT and the drive TFT. Even when the scan signal becomes LOW level and the control TFT turns OFF, the gate potential of the drive TFT is held for a predetermined period of time by the holding capacity and the organic EL element continues to emit light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2011
    Assignees: Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd., Tottori Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Satoshi Morita, Shinichiro Tanaka, Osamu Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 7842529
    Abstract: In a method for manufacturing a III-V nitride compound semiconductor light emitting element, light emitting element regions (21) are formed in a low dislocation region on the III-V nitride compound semiconductor substrate wherein high density dislocation sections (22) and low dislocation regions are alternately arranged repeatedly, so that stripe-shaped light emitting regions are in parallel to the direction wherein the high density dislocation sections (22) extend, and then the substrate is broken, after making two scribe lines (23) to have the high density dislocation section (22) in between, on a plane (25) on the opposite side to a plane (24) whereupon the element regions (21) are formed. Thus, chips are separated and the high density dislocation sections (22) can be removed. The pitch of the two scribe lines is preferably 100 ?m or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2010
    Assignees: Tottori Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd., Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Katsunori Kontani
  • Patent number: 7843983
    Abstract: In an element wherein a plurality of ridges (16, 36) are arranged in parallel, supports (17, 37) are formed to sandwich each of the ridges (16, 36). More specifically, on an outer side of the ridge (16) in the element, the first support (17a) is formed, and on an inner side in the element, the second support (17b) is formed. On an outer side of the ridge (36) in the element, the first support (37a) is formed, and on an inner side in the element, the second support (37b) is formed. Thus, even when a resist is applied on an element surface and spin-coating is performed at the time of manufacturing the element, the resist on the inner side than the ridges (16, 36) in the element can be prevented from flowing into a groove between the ridges to a certain extent by means of the second supports (17b, 37b), and a resist film thickness on the inner sides of the ridges (16, 36) in the element can be prevented from being considerably small compared with that on the outer sides in the element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2010
    Assignees: Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd., Tottori Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hitoshi Saomoto, Manabu Iwamoto
  • Patent number: 7814504
    Abstract: There is provided a disc player apparatus capable of transporting a disc (11) by holding the disc (11) between a lower roller (70) and an upper roller (80). The lower roller (70) and the upper roller (80) are rockably supported with respect to a main body (20a). A flat spring (210) which urges the upper roller (80) is attached to an upper case (200a) that is attached to the main body (20a). The urge of the flat spring (210) is applied via a roller support member (810) which supports the upper roller (80). The pressure is applied evenly to the upper roller (80), enabling to reduce diagonal travel of the disc for example, and to transport the disc smoothly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2010
    Assignees: Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd., Tottori Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shinichi Aoki, Yoichi Zenimoto, Toru Matsuoka
  • Patent number: 7777234
    Abstract: A light-receiving element has a photodiode formed in part of the top surface of a semiconductor substrate so as to function as a light-receiving region, and has a light-emitting element mount electrode formed on top of the semiconductor substrate where the light-receiving region is not formed. A high concentration impurity layer is formed below the top surface of the semiconductor substrate along the peripheral edges of the light-emitting element mount electrode. This helps prevent the voltage applied to the light-emitting element mount electrode from influencing the output of the light-receiving element. Alternatively, a photonic semiconductor device has a light-emitting element and a light-receiving element, and has the light-receiving region of the light-receiving element formed parallel to the direction in which the light-emitting element emits light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2010
    Assignees: Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd., Tottori Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Susumu Nishimura, Shoji Honda, Koji Ueyama
  • Patent number: 7765644
    Abstract: A hinge device having a first installation frame (10) installed on a first housing (2); a second installation frame (20) installed on a second housing (3); a third installation frame (30) for rotatably supporting a base end section of each of the frames, the base end sections being supported such that a head section side of each frame is rotatable in a direction to approach to and separate from each other, the base end sections being supported through a first main shaft (40) and a second main shaft (50) that are arranged parallel to each other and to which rotation of the frames is transmitted; a rotation force transmission mechanism (80) disposed between the main shafts (40, 50) and including gears (81, 82) having a function of transmitting reverse rotation force from one to the other and vice versa; and a rotation angle restriction means (60). The hinge device enables stable closing operation in which displacement between the housings does not occur.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2010
    Assignees: Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd., Tottori Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd., Kasatani Corp.
    Inventors: Tomoki Ueyama, Yoshitomo Sakai, Toshiya Ishibashi
  • Publication number: 20100149764
    Abstract: A hinge mechanism (20) of a foldable device (1) for foldably connecting one end parts of a pair of device cases to each other, comprises a first frame (21) having first and second arm pieces (22, 24), a second frame (41) having third and fourth arm pieces (42, 44), and a third frame (30) having first and second connection pieces (32, 33) with first to fourth joining parts (34) to (37). The first to fourth arm pieces are rotatably connected to the first to fourth joining parts to form first to fourth connection parts (101) to (104), and drive mechanisms (50) and link mechanisms are formed in the first to fourth connection parts. When the first frame is rotated in one direction relative to the third frame, the second frame is rotated by the same angle as the rotated angle of the first frame in the opposite direction of the third frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2006
    Publication date: June 17, 2010
    Applicants: SANYO ELECTRIC CO., LTD., TOTTORI SANYO ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Tomoki Ueyama
  • Patent number: 7734300
    Abstract: A portable telephone comprising a GPS receiving section (17) for detecting the current position, an input section (16) having one or more key, a RAM 13 for storing a registered operating order of the keys and registered positional conditions, and a control circuit (11) for executing the operating procedure of the keys stored in the RAM (13) when a current position detected at the GPS receiving section (17) satisfies the positional conditions stored in the RAM (13), wherein the positional conditions specifies one point or the position of an area, and adds a distance exceeding the positional detection accuracy to a specified position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2010
    Assignees: Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd., Tottori Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shigeyuki Tanaka
  • Patent number: 7724798
    Abstract: A two-beam semiconductor laser device 10 includes: a two-beam semiconductor element LDC having a first and a second semiconductor laser elements LD1 and LD2 that can be driven independently and that are formed integrally on a substrate; and a submount 63 having, mounted on a front part thereof, the two-beam semiconductor laser element LDC with the light-emitting face thereof directed forward and having a first and a second electrode pads 64 and 65 connected to electrodes 61 and 62 of the first and second semiconductor laser element LD1 and LD2 by being kept in contact therewith. The first and second electrode pads 64 and 65 are formed to extend farther behind the two-beam semiconductor laser element LDC, and wires 14 and 16 are wire-bonded behind the two-beam semiconductor laser element LDC.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2010
    Assignees: Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd., Tottori Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Watanabe, Kouji Ueyama, Shinichirou Akiyoshi
  • Publication number: 20100071155
    Abstract: A folding apparatus (1) having transmitter and receiver cases (2, 10), a hinge mechanism (20) for pivotally connecting one end of the transmitter case and that of the receiver case to each other, and a hinge cover (C). The hinge mechanism is connected to corners (15a-16b) of the one end of the transmitter case and of that of the receiver case. The corners (15a-16b) are projected in the direction orthogonal to the one end of each of the transmitter and receiver cases, and the hinge mechanism is installed between the projected corners of the cases. The hinge cover has a pair of box-shaped cover members (7, 8), and a cross-section of each cover member taken in the direction orthogonal to the one end has an ellipse shape. The cover members are arranged so as to face to each other, covering and holding the hinge mechanism located between the projected corners of the transmitter and receiver cases.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2006
    Publication date: March 25, 2010
    Applicants: SANYO ELECTRIC CO., LTD., TOTTORI SANYO ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tomoki Ueyama, Jiro Osaki