Patents by Inventor Fumitake Mizoguchi

Fumitake Mizoguchi 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).

  • Publication number: 20190196543
    Abstract: A portable information device is capable of securing the appearance quality and the durability of products while having a foldable configuration. The portable information device has a backbone member provided throughout and between the inner surface of one edge portion of a first chassis member and the inner surface of one edge portion of a second chassis member so as to cover a gap between the one edge portion of the first chassis member and the one edge portion of the second chassis member connected by a hinge mechanism. The backbone member is provided to the inner surface of the one edge portion of the first chassis member so as to be slidable in an X direction from the second chassis member to the first chassis member along the inner surface, and is non-slidably fixed to the inner surface of the one edge portion of the second chassis member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Applicant: LENOVO (SINGAPORE) PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Fumitake Mizoguchi, Takehito Yamauchi, Kazuya Tatsuno, Kenji Watamura
  • Publication number: 20190196544
    Abstract: A portable information device is capable of securing the appearance quality and the durability of products while having a foldable configuration. The portable information device has a backbone member provided throughout and between the inner surface of one edge portion of a first chassis member and the inner surface of one edge portion of a second chassis member so as to cover a gap between the one edge portion of the first chassis member and the one edge portion of the second chassis member connected by a hinge mechanism. The backbone member is provided to the inner surface of the one edge portion of the first chassis member so as to be slidable in an X direction from the second chassis member to the first chassis member along the inner surface, and is non-slidably fixed to the inner surface of the one edge portion of the second chassis member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Applicant: LENOVO (SINGAPORE) PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Fumitake Mizoguchi, Takehito Yamauchi, Kazuya Tatsuno, Yoshiyuki Shibayama
  • Publication number: 20190146556
    Abstract: A portable information device is capable of stably supporting a foldable display. The portable information device has a support plate which is fixed to the inner surface sides of a first chassis member and a second chassis member and supports the rear surface of a display. The support plate has a first plate member disposed on the inner surface side of the first chassis member, a second plate member disposed on the inner surface side of the second chassis member, and a flexible sheet-like member connecting the first plate member and the second plate member so as to be foldable into a double-folded state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2019
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Applicant: LENOVO (SINGAPORE) PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Fumitake Mizoguchi, Takehito Yamauchi, Kazuya Tatsuno, Seita Horikoshi
  • Patent number: 10289153
    Abstract: A member for chassis is provided. The member for chassis includes a frame part that is made of a thermoplastic resin bonded to at least a part of an external-form end face of a laminated sheet with an intermediate layer arranged between a pair of fiber reinforced resin sheets. The thermoplastic resin that configures the frame part is extended to a surface of the laminated sheet. An opening is provided on the surface of the laminated sheet that has been covered with the extended thermoplastic resin, and the member for chassis includes an anchor part formed by putting the thermoplastic resin into the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) PTE LTD
    Inventors: Fumitake Mizoguchi, Takehito Yamauchi, Yoshiyuki Shibayama, Yuta Tsuganezawa
  • Publication number: 20190056764
    Abstract: A connector?substrate assembly can be disposed at a position where a tip portion of the connector is inserted into a connector hole simply and at a low cost without using an additional small substrate, an additional relay cable, and the like; an electronic device; and a method for assembling the same are provided. A connector is supported so as to be slidable with respect to a substrate, from a preparation position to a mounting position, and the tip of the connector projects outwardly from a right side of an end portion of the substrate at least at the mounting position. A chassis has a connector hole in the side surface. The connector does not interfere with a frame portion of the connector hole at the preparation position and the substrate can be properly attached to the chassis. The tip of the connector enters the connector hole at the mounting position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2017
    Publication date: February 21, 2019
    Applicant: LENOVO (SINGAPORE) PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: MASAAKI BANDOH, HIROAKI KINOSHITA, FUMITAKE MIZOGUCHI, TOMOO YAMADA, OSAMU OHSAWA, KOJI YAMAUCHI
  • Patent number: 10191510
    Abstract: A connector?substrate assembly can be disposed at a position where a tip portion of the connector is inserted into a connector hole simply and at a low cost without using an additional small substrate, an additional relay cable, and the like; an electronic device; and a method for assembling the same are provided. A connector is supported so as to be slidable with respect to a substrate, from a preparation position to a mounting position, and the tip of the connector projects outwardly from a right side of an end portion of the substrate at least at the mounting position. A chassis has a connector hole in the side surface. The connector does not interfere with a frame portion of the connector hole at the preparation position and the substrate can be properly attached to the chassis. The tip of the connector enters the connector hole at the mounting position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: LENOVO (SINGAPORE) PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Masaaki Bandoh, Hiroaki Kinoshita, Fumitake Mizoguchi, Tomoo Yamada, Osamu Ohsawa, Koji Yamauchi
  • Patent number: 10088873
    Abstract: A chassis structure is disclosed. A chassis includes a plate-like body in which a foam layer is located between a pair of fiber-reinforced resin plates, and a frame body formed of a thermoplastic resin and joined to a peripheral portion of the plate-like body. The plate-like body is configured such that its peripheral portion is formed by an ear-like joint portion where the pair of fiber-reinforced resin plates are joined together without the foam layer located therebetween, thereby sealing the foam layer inside the pair of fiber-reinforced resin plates. The frame body is joined to the plate-like body in a state where the frame body is in contact with the joint portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: LENOVO (SINGAPORE) PTD LTE
    Inventors: Fumitake Mizoguchi, Ryota Nohara, Takehito Yamauchi, Ryo Otsuka
  • Patent number: 9874903
    Abstract: Disclosed is a foot assembly system comprising a foot member configured to attach to a base of a device through a cutout in the base. The system may further comprise a cap configured to affix the foot member to the base, wherein the foot member and cap are configured to engage from opposite sides of the base, through the cutout in the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: LENOVO (SINGAPORE) PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Shigehiro Horiuchi, Fumitake Mizoguchi, Masaaki Bandoh, Tatsuya Ushioda
  • Publication number: 20180004255
    Abstract: A chassis structure is disclosed. A chassis includes a plate-like body in which a foam layer is located between a pair of fiber-reinforced resin plates, and a frame body formed of a thermoplastic resin and joined to a peripheral portion of the plate-like body. The plate-like body is configured such that its peripheral portion is formed by an ear-like joint portion where the pair of fiber-reinforced resin plates are joined together without the foam layer located therebetween, thereby sealing the foam layer inside the pair of fiber-reinforced resin plates. The frame body is joined to the plate-like body in a state where the frame body is in contact with the joint portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2017
    Publication date: January 4, 2018
    Inventors: Fumitake Mizoguchi, Ryota Nohara, Takehito Yamauchi, Ryo Otsuka
  • Publication number: 20170344066
    Abstract: Disclosed is a foot assembly system comprising a foot member configured to attach to a base of a device through a cutout in the base. The system may further comprise a cap configured to affix the foot member to the base, wherein the foot member and cap are configured to engage from opposite sides of the base, through the cutout in the base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2016
    Publication date: November 30, 2017
    Applicant: LENOVO (SINGAPORE) PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Shigehiro Horiuchi, Fumitake Mizoguchi, Masaaki Bandoh, Tatsuya Ushioda
  • Publication number: 20170308119
    Abstract: A member for chassis is provided. The member for chassis includes a frame part that is made of a thermoplastic resin bonded to at least a part of an external-form end face of a laminated sheet with an intermediate layer arranged between a pair of fiber reinforced resin sheets. The thermoplastic resin that configures the frame part is extended to a surface of the laminated sheet. An opening is provided on the surface of the laminated sheet that has been covered with the extended thermoplastic resin, and the member for chassis includes an anchor part formed by putting the thermoplastic resin into the opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2017
    Publication date: October 26, 2017
    Inventors: FUMITAKE MIZOGUCHI, TAKEHITO YAMAUCHI, YOSHIYUKI SHIBAYAMA, YUTA TSUGANEZAWA
  • Publication number: 20170177028
    Abstract: An adhesive member is disclosed. The adhesive member includes a first release element, a second release element and a body. The body includes a first adhesive surface and a second adhesive surface. The body also includes a first end face and a second end face. The first end face forms an acute angle with the first release element located on the body. The second end face faces the first end face and forms an obtuse angle with the second release element of the body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Publication date: June 22, 2017
    Inventors: FUMITAKE MIZOGUCHI, TAKEHITO YAMAUCHI, YOSHIHISA ISHIHARA, KEITA ISHIKAWA
  • Publication number: 20170068271
    Abstract: A member for chassis capable of achieving high strength is disclosed. The member for chassis is used for a chassis making up a lid of an electronic device in which the lid and the body are coupled with each other openably/closably via a hinge. The member for chassis has a configuration in which a frame formed of thermoplastic resin is joined with at least a part of an outside end face of a laminated plate including an intermediate layer disposed between a pair of fiber-reinforced resin plates, wherein the thermoplastic resin extends to a surface of the laminated plate and a nut serving as a female thread part is provided in the thermoplastic resin extending to the surface of the laminated plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2016
    Publication date: March 9, 2017
    Inventors: FUMITAKE MIZOGUCHI, TAKEHITO YAMAUCHI, TATSUYA USHIODA, KEITA ISHIKAWA
  • Publication number: 20160216730
    Abstract: A chassis structure is disclosed. A chassis includes a plate-like body in which a foam layer is located between a pair of fiber-reinforced resin plates, and a frame body formed of a thermoplastic resin and joined to a peripheral portion of the plate-like body. The plate-like body is configured such that its peripheral portion is formed by an ear-like joint portion where the pair of fiber-reinforced resin plates are joined together without the foam layer located therebetween, thereby sealing the foam layer inside the pair of fiber-reinforced resin plates. The frame body is joined to the plate-like body in a state where the frame body is in contact with the joint portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2016
    Publication date: July 28, 2016
    Inventors: Fumitake Mizoguchi, Ryota Nohara, Takehito Yamauchi, Ryo Otsuka
  • Patent number: 9326396
    Abstract: A casing for electronic equipments is disclosed. The casing includes a first region and a second region. The first region is formed by a foamed layer provided between an outer rigid layer and an inner rigid layer. The foamed layer isolates the outer rigid layer from the inner rigid layer. The second region is formed by a single layer of material, and the single layer of material is joined to the outer rigid layer, the formed layer and the inner rigid layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: LENOVO (SINGAPORE) PTE LTD
    Inventors: Fumitake Mizoguchi, Tetsuo Ogawa, Tetsuya Ohtani, Hiroaki Agata
  • Patent number: 8902573
    Abstract: A keyboard unit may comprise a keyboard body having a top face and a planar bottom face. The keyboard body may be adapted for installation in a laptop computer. The planar bottom face of the keyboard body may be disposed toward a bottom case of the laptop when installed therein. A plurality of key tops may be disposed on the top face of the keyboard body. A plurality of bosses may have end openings aligned at same plane as the planar bottom face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Inventors: Fumitake Mizoguchi, Tetsuya Ohtani, Takayuki Suzuki
  • Patent number: 8591089
    Abstract: Described is an illumination structure suitable for a keyboard light of a portable computer. An example illumination structure includes a transparent acrylic board, a light source, and a light guide. The acrylic board may have a front surface and a rear surface, each of which is flat. The light source is provided at a tilt angle q at which an optical axis is almost at a critical angle with respect to the rear surface of the acrylic board. The light guide is located between the light source and the rear surface. Further, light rays radiated from the light source are refracted by the light guide and the optically-transparent panel, and travel towards the front surface, so as to illuminate the surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Gang Ji, Moriyuki Tsuchihashi, Hidenori Kinoshita, Hiroyuki Noguchi, Fumitake Mizoguchi
  • Publication number: 20130285516
    Abstract: A casing for electronic equipments is disclosed. The casing includes a first region and a second region. The first region is formed by a foamed layer provided between an outer rigid layer and an inner rigid layer. The foamed layer isolates the outer rigid layer from the inner rigid layer. The second region is formed by a single layer of material, and the single layer of material is joined to the outer rigid layer, the formed layer and the inner rigid layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Applicant: LENOVO (SINGAPORE) PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Fumitake Mizoguchi, Tetsuo Ogawa, Tetsuya Ohtani, Hiroaki Agata
  • Publication number: 20130088825
    Abstract: A computer system and a detachable input unit is provided for a user to input data. A computer system may comprise a base, a linking member, and a display housing. The linking member may be pivotally connected to the base. The display housing may be pivotally attached to the linking member. The input unit may be removably attached to the linking member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2011
    Publication date: April 11, 2013
    Inventors: FUMITAKE MIZOGUCHI, RYOTA NOHARA, TETSUYA OHTANI, RYO OTSUKA
  • Publication number: 20120224315
    Abstract: A keyboard unit may comprise a keyboard body having a top face and a planar bottom face. The keyboard body may be adapted for installation in a laptop computer. The planar bottom face of the keyboard body may be disposed toward a bottom case of the laptop when installed therein. A plurality of key tops may be disposed on the top face of the keyboard body. A plurality of bosses may have end openings aligned at same plane as the planar bottom face.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2011
    Publication date: September 6, 2012
    Applicant: LENOVO (SINGAPORE) PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: FUMITAKE MIZOGUCHI, TETSUYA OHTANI, TAKAYUKI SUZUKI