Patents by Inventor Akio Ikeda

Akio Ikeda 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: 11098919
    Abstract: In an air conditioning system which conditions air in one air-conditioning-target space with a plurality of air conditioners each including a compressor, the energy consumption efficiency as a whole is improved. The air conditioners (21 to 29) each include a service-side heat exchanger exchanging heat between air of a room which is the air-conditioning-target space and a refrigerant, a heat-source-side heat exchanger exchanging heat between air of a common space and the refrigerant, and a compressor (41 to 49) compressing the refrigerant circulating through the service-side heat exchanger and the heat-source-side heat exchanger. When an air conditioning capacity falls within a predetermined range for at least two of the plurality of air conditioners (21 to 29), part of the air conditioners whose compressors are in operation has its compressor stopped.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Norihiro Nabeshima, Akio Tasaka, Yuusuke Shiono, Makoto Ikeda, Atsushi Matsubara
  • Patent number: 11027190
    Abstract: A first control unit includes a first operation data generation section for generating first operation data in accordance with a motion of a first control unit body included in the first control unit. A second control unit includes a second operation data generation section for generating second operation data in accordance with a direction input operation performed by a player or a motion of a second control unit body included in the second control unit. Further, one of the first control unit and the second control unit includes a transmission section for transmitting the first operation data and the second operation data to a computer at a predetermined timing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Akio Ikeda
  • Publication number: 20200254351
    Abstract: A game operating device (controller) includes a longitudinal housing, and a holding portion held by hand to be wrapped by its palm it is formed in the housing. A direction switch is provided on an upper surface at a position where it can be operated by thumb of the hand holding the holding portion, and a start switch and a select switch are provided backward thereof. An X button 46 and a Y button are further arranged in line on the upper surface of the housing. An imaging information arithmetic unit is provided at a front end of the housing in a longitudinal direction in such a manner that an imaging device thereof is exposed from a front-end surface. A concave portion is formed on a lower surface at a position corresponding to the direction switch. The concave portion includes a valley and two inclined surfaces. An A button capable of being operated by index finger of the hand holding the holding portion is provided on the backward inclined surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2020
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Inventors: Akio IKEDA, Ryoji KURODA, Masahiro URATA, Kuniaki ITO
  • Patent number: 10661183
    Abstract: A game operating device (controller) includes a longitudinal housing, and a holding portion held by hand to be wrapped by its palm it is formed in the housing. A direction switch is provided on an upper surface at a position where it can be operated by thumb of the hand holding the holding portion, and a start switch and a select switch are provided backward thereof. An X button 46 and a Y button are further arranged in line on the upper surface of the housing. An imaging information arithmetic unit is provided at a front end of the housing in a longitudinal direction in such a manner that an imaging device thereof is exposed from a front-end surface. A concave portion is formed on a lower surface at a position corresponding to the direction switch. The concave portion includes a valley and two inclined surfaces. An A button capable of being operated by index finger of the hand holding the holding portion is provided on the backward inclined surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: NINTENDO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Akio Ikeda, Ryoji Kuroda, Masahiro Urata, Kuniaki Ito
  • Patent number: 10616989
    Abstract: A plasma generation apparatus, and a plasma thruster configured to use the plasma generation apparatus are disclosed. The plasma generation apparatus includes a discharge vessel, a light-emitting monitor, a probe measuring instrument, a control device, and an optical axis driving unit. The discharge vessel is configured to ionize gas which is introduced to an inside thereof so as to generate plasma. The light-emitting monitor is configured to measure electron density of the plasma by emission spectra of the plasma. The probe measuring instrument is configured to measure the electron density of the plasma by a probe in the discharge vessel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Tatsufumi Aoi, Kengo Yamaguchi, Ryuichi Matsuda, Akio Ikeda, Hirofumi Shimizu, Takuya Yamazaki, Tatsuya Kimura
  • Publication number: 20190111348
    Abstract: A game operating device (controller) includes a longitudinal housing, and a holding portion held by hand to be wrapped by its palm it is formed in the housing. A direction switch is provided on an upper surface at a position where it can be operated by thumb of the hand holding the holding portion, and a start switch and a select switch are provided backward thereof. An X button 46 and a Y button are further arranged in line on the upper surface of the housing. An imaging information arithmetic unit is provided at a front end of the housing in a longitudinal direction in such a manner that an imaging device thereof is exposed from a front-end surface. A concave portion is formed on a lower surface at a position corresponding to the direction switch. The concave portion includes a valley and two inclined surfaces. An A button capable of being operated by index finger of the hand holding the holding portion is provided on the backward inclined surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2018
    Publication date: April 18, 2019
    Inventors: Akio IKEDA, Ryoji KURODA, Masahiro URATA, Kuniaki ITO
  • Publication number: 20190091564
    Abstract: A first control unit includes a first operation data generation section for generating first operation data in accordance with a motion of a first control unit body included in the first control unit. A second control unit includes a second operation data generation section for generating second operation data in accordance with a direction input operation performed by a player or a motion of a second control unit body included in the second control unit. Further, one of the first control unit and the second control unit includes a transmission section for transmitting the first operation data and the second operation data to a computer at a predetermined timing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2018
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Inventor: Akio IKEDA
  • Patent number: 10238978
    Abstract: A game operating device (controller) includes a longitudinal housing, and a holding portion held by hand to be wrapped by its palm it is formed in the housing. A direction switch is provided on an upper surface at a position where it can be operated by thumb of the hand holding the holding portion, and a start switch and a select switch are provided backward thereof. An X button 46 and a Y button are further arranged in line on the upper surface of the housing. An imaging information arithmetic unit is provided at a front end of the housing in a longitudinal direction in such a manner that an imaging device thereof is exposed from a front-end surface. A concave portion is formed on a lower surface at a position corresponding to the direction switch. The concave portion includes a valley and two inclined surfaces. An A button capable of being operated by index finger of the hand holding the holding portion is provided on the backward inclined surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: NINTENDO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Akio Ikeda, Ryoji Kuroda, Masahiro Urata, Kuniaki Ito
  • Patent number: 10220314
    Abstract: A game system is provided in which a plurality of pairs, each consisting of: a first input device provided with a first operation section; and a second input device provided with a second operation section, are wirelessly connected to a game apparatus, and in which a game process is executed based on operation data obtained from the first input device and the second input device. As an example, each of the first input device and the second input device includes a display section, wireless communication means for performing communication for the operation data and information regarding each pair, and a display control section for controlling a display form of the display section. The display control section controls the display form of the display section so as to be a display form corresponding to each pair. The game apparatus executes the game process based on the operation data for each pair.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: NINTENDO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Akio Ikeda, Naoto Kobe
  • Patent number: 10155170
    Abstract: A gaming device has a holding portion comprising a left side portion and a right side portion configured to detachably hold an electronic device that includes an input device located on a control surface of the electronic device and configured to receive user input. The gaming device includes a first input device configured to receive directional input, second through sixth input devices, a cross key configured to receive user input and located on the first surface of a left side portion, and an arrangement of four input buttons configured to receive user input and located on the first surface of the right side portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Akio Ikeda, Ryoji Kuroda, Masahiro Urata, Kuniaki Ito
  • Patent number: 10137365
    Abstract: A first control unit includes a first operation data generation section for generating first operation data in accordance with a motion of a first control unit body included in the first control unit. A second control unit includes a second operation data generation section for generating second operation data in accordance with a direction input operation performed by a player or a motion of a second control unit body included in the second control unit. Further, one of the first control unit and the second control unit includes a transmission section for transmitting the first operation data and the second operation data to a computer at a predetermined timing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Akio Ikeda
  • Publication number: 20180256990
    Abstract: A gaming device has a holding portion comprising a left side portion and a right side portion configured to detachably hold an electronic device that includes an input device located on a control surface of the electronic device and configured to receive user input. The gaming device includes a first input device configured to receive directional input, second through sixth input devices, a cross key configured to receive user input and located on the first surface of a left side portion, and an arrangement of four input buttons configured to receive user input and located on the first surface of the right side portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2018
    Publication date: September 13, 2018
    Inventors: Akio IKEDA, Ryoji KURODA, Masahiro URATA, Kuniaki ITO
  • Patent number: 10022621
    Abstract: An elongated member such as a bar includes spaced-apart infrared light illumination ports at opposite ends thereof. Exemplary spacing between the two spaced-apart light ports may be 20 centimeters or more. Each light port comprises an array of plural light sources. The plural light sources in each array may be directionally aimed to as to provide different illumination directions. The plural light sources in each array may emit different colors or frequencies of light. Example applications include targeting or marking capabilities for a video game or other system handheld pointing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kenichiro Ashida, Junji Takamoto, Yoshitomo Goto, Fumiyoshi Suetake, Akio Ikeda, Susumu Inoue, Shin Sugiyama, Kuniaki Ito
  • Patent number: 9982111
    Abstract: A one-part moisture-curable polyurethane composition according to the present technology comprises: a urethane prepolymer (A), a crosslinking agent (B), carbon black (C) and a catalyst (D). The crosslinking agent (B) is at least one type selected from the group consisting of isocyanurate of hexamethylene diisocyanate (b1), allophanate of hexamethylene diisocyanate (b2), a reaction product of hexamethylene diisocyanate with trimethylolpropane (b3), and a reaction product of hexamethylene diisocyanate with glycerin (b4). The content of the crosslinking agent (B) is from 8 to 20 parts by mass per 100 parts by mass of the urethane prepolymer (A).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: The Yokohama Rubber Co., LTD.
    Inventors: Kiminori Araki, Akio Ikeda
  • Publication number: 20170333784
    Abstract: An elongated member such as a bar includes spaced-apart infrared light illumination ports at opposite ends thereof. Exemplary spacing between the two spaced-apart light ports may be 20 centimeters or more. Each light port comprises an array of plural light sources. The plural light sources in each array may be directionally aimed to as to provide different illumination directions. The plural light sources in each array may emit different colors or frequencies of light. Example applications include targeting or marking capabilities for a video game or other system handheld pointing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Publication date: November 23, 2017
    Inventors: Kenichiro ASHIDA, Junji TAKAMOTO, Yoshitomo GOTO, Fumiyoshi SUETAKE, Akio IKEDA, Susumu INOUE, Shin SUGIYAMA, Kuniaki ITO
  • Publication number: 20170225083
    Abstract: A game operating device (controller) includes a longitudinal housing, and a holding portion held by hand to be wrapped by its palm it is formed in the housing. A direction switch is provided on an upper surface at a position where it can be operated by thumb of the hand holding the holding portion, and a start switch and a select switch are provided backward thereof. An X button 46 and a Y button are further arranged in line on the upper surface of the housing. An imaging information arithmetic unit is provided at a front end of the housing in a longitudinal direction in such a manner that an imaging device thereof is exposed from a front-end surface. A concave portion is formed on a lower surface at a position corresponding to the direction switch. The concave portion includes a valley and two inclined surfaces. An A button capable of being operated by index finger of the hand holding the holding portion is provided on the backward inclined surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2017
    Publication date: August 10, 2017
    Inventors: Akio IKEDA, Ryoji KURODA, Masahiro URATA, Kuniaki ITO
  • Patent number: 9700806
    Abstract: A game operating device (controller) includes a longitudinal housing, and a holding portion held by hand to be wrapped by its palm it is formed in the housing. A direction switch is provided on an upper surface at a position where it can be operated by thumb of the hand holding the holding portion, and a start switch and a select switch are provided backward thereof. An X button 46 and a Y button are further arranged in line on the upper surface of the housing. An imaging information arithmetic unit is provided at a front end of the housing in a longitudinal direction in such a manner that an imaging device thereof is exposed from a front-end surface. A concave portion is formed on a lower surface at a position corresponding to the direction switch. The concave portion includes a valley and two inclined surfaces. An A button capable of being operated by index finger of the hand holding the holding portion is provided on the backward inclined surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: NINTENDO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Akio Ikeda, Ryoji Kuroda, Masahiro Urata, Kuniaki Ito
  • Patent number: 9694278
    Abstract: An elongated member such as a bar includes spaced-apart infrared light illumination ports at opposite ends thereof. Exemplary spacing between the two spaced-apart light ports may be 20 centimeters or more. Each light port comprises an array of plural light sources. The plural light sources in each array may be directionally aimed to as to provide different illumination directions. The plural light sources in each array may emit different colors or frequencies of light. Example applications include targeting or marking capabilities for a video game or other system handheld pointing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kenichiro Ashida, Junji Takamoto, Yoshitomo Goto, Fumiyoshi Suetake, Akio Ikeda, Susumu Inoue, Shin Sugiyama, Kuniaki Ito
  • Publication number: 20170064806
    Abstract: Provided are a plasma generation apparatus including a measurement device and capable of controlling conditions of plasma properly and stably, and a plasma thruster using the plasma generation apparatus. A plasma generation apparatus including a measurement device of the present invention includes a discharge vessel, a light-emitting monitor, a probe measuring instrument, a control device, and an optical axis driving unit. The discharge vessel ionizes gas which is introduced to an inside thereof so as to generate plasma. The light-emitting monitor measures electron density of the plasma by emission spectra of the plasma. The probe measuring instrument measures the electron density of the plasma by a probe disposed in the discharge vessel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2015
    Publication date: March 2, 2017
    Inventors: Tatsufumi AOI, Kengo YAMAGUCHI, Ryuichi MATSUDA, Akio IKEDA, Hirofumi SHIMIZU, Takuya YAMAZAKI, Tatsuya KIMURA
  • Publication number: 20170028297
    Abstract: A first control unit includes a first operation data generation section for generating first operation data in accordance with a motion of a first control unit body included in the first control unit. A second control unit includes a second operation data generation section for generating second operation data in accordance with a direction input operation performed by a player or a motion of a second control unit body included in the second control unit. Further, one of the first control unit and the second control unit includes a transmission section for transmitting the first operation data and the second operation data to a computer at a predetermined timing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2016
    Publication date: February 2, 2017
    Inventor: Akio IKEDA