Patents by Inventor Hideyuki Hara

Hideyuki Hara 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: 10338697
    Abstract: A position detector includes a position pointer having an AC signal generation circuit that is disposed in a housing and that transmits an AC signal, and a sensor that receives the AC signal. The position detector detects the position pointed to by the position pointer on the sensor. The position pointer includes at least three electrodes electrically isolated from each other, and a control circuit that controls so that the AC signal is selectively supplied to the electrodes, and so that identification information identifying the electrode to which the AC signal is selectively supplied is generated and transmitted to the sensor. The position detector further includes a position detection circuit that detects the position based on the AC signal, and an angular information calculation circuit that calculates the rotation angle and/or the tilt angle of the position pointer based on the AC signal and the identification information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: WACOM CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hideyuki Hara
  • Publication number: 20190196612
    Abstract: A controller of an in-cell type liquid crystal display device is provided. The controller controls first and second electrodes that intersect each other, supplies a pixel driving voltage to the first electrodes during a pixel driving period, and detects a stylus position using the first and second electrodes during a stylus detection period different from the pixel driving period. The controller transmits, using the second electrodes, a command requesting a transmission of a downlink signal to the stylus. The controller detects, using the first and second electrodes, the downlink signal transmitted from the stylus in response to the command, and detects the stylus position based on the detected downlink signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2019
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Inventors: Hideyuki Hara, Sadao Yamamoto, Shunya Saito
  • Publication number: 20190179429
    Abstract: A processor of a stylus according to the present disclosure detects a first signal supplied to a sensor electrode group in each frame. The processor determines whether the first signal represents a setting instruction of a local ID, and writes a value of the local ID specified by the setting instruction in a memory if the first signal is determined to represent the setting instruction. The processor repeatedly detects a second signal supplied to the sensor electrode group in each of one or more slots included in the frame. The processor compares values of a local ID included in the detected second signal and the local ID stored in the memory every time the processor detects the second signal, and transmits a first downlink signal to a sensor controller using an electrode if the values correspond with each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2019
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Inventors: Sadao Yamamoto, Masayuki Miyamoto, Hideyuki Hara
  • Patent number: 10316500
    Abstract: A touch detection device has a sensing unit that includes a contact portion which comes into contact with an object, a vibration excitation element that vibrates the contact portion, a detection circuit that includes a drive circuit and a contact determination circuit, and an electrical wire that connects the vibration excitation element and the detection circuit, and is covered with a covering material. The vibration excitation element is covered with a potting layer made of resin through a predetermined internal space. While being inserted into the potting layer, the electrical wire has an end connected to the vibration excitation element, and an insertion portion inserted into the potting layer includes a non-covering portion formed by peeling of the covering material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: TOTO LTD.
    Inventors: Kohei Kawana, Makoto Hatakeyama, Masashi Hara, Hideyuki Matsui
  • Publication number: 20190171304
    Abstract: A stylus capable of bidirectionally communicating with a sensor controller includes a receiver that receives an uplink signal sent by the sensor controller, a controller that determines whether a signal having a predetermined waveform is to be continuously sent over a second time period or to be continuously sent over a first time period longer than the second time period, on the basis of the uplink signal, and a transmitter that continuously sends the signal having the predetermined waveform over the first time period or the second time period on the basis of the result of determination by the controller. As a result, the sensor controller can detect a burst signal from the stylus over a wide range in a sensor touch surface, to thereby reduce the possibility that the sensor controller may fail to detect the burst signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2019
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Inventors: Hideyuki Hara, Yoshio Nomura
  • Patent number: 10296039
    Abstract: A low-power-consumption, noise-immune analog circuit for a position indicator is provided. The analog circuit provided by the present disclosure is connected to an electrode that receives a control signal by capacitive coupling, and includes an edge detection circuit and a waveform restoration circuit. The edge detection circuit detects rising and falling edges of the control signal received by the electrode. The waveform restoration circuit restores the waveform of the control signal in accordance with the rising and falling edges detected by the edge detection circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Wacom Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuji Katsurahira, Takeshi Koike, Hideyuki Hara
  • Patent number: 10296106
    Abstract: A position detector includes a position pointer having an AC signal generation circuit that is disposed in a housing and that transmits an AC signal, and a sensor that receives the AC signal. The position detector detects the position pointed to by the position pointer on the sensor. The position pointer includes at least three electrodes electrically isolated from each other, and a control circuit that controls so that the AC signal is selectively supplied to the electrodes, and so that identification information identifying the electrode to which the AC signal is selectively supplied is generated and transmitted to the sensor. The position detector further includes a position detection circuit that detects the position based on the AC signal, and an angular information calculation circuit that calculates the rotation angle and/or the tilt angle of the position pointer based on the AC signal and the identification information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Wacom Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hideyuki Hara
  • Patent number: 10297475
    Abstract: A flattening method, by utilizing the advantages of the CARE method and making up for the disadvantages, can perform removal processing of a surface of a workpiece at a sufficient processing rate and can provide a processed surface having enhanced flatness without leaving damage in the processed surface. A flattening method comprises at least two surface removal steps and at least two cleaning steps, the final surface removal step being a catalyst-referred etching step comprising immersing a workpiece in a processing solution containing at least one of hydrohalic acid, hydrogen peroxide water and ozone water, and bringing a surface of a catalyst platen into contact with or close proximity to a surface to be processed of the workpiece to process the surface, said catalyst platen having in a surface a catalyst selected from the group consisting of platinum, gold, a ceramic solid catalyst, a transition metal, glass, and an acidic or basic solid catalyst.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Ebara Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuto Yamauchi, Yasuhisa Sano, Hideyuki Hara, Junji Murata, Keita Yagi
  • Publication number: 20190146603
    Abstract: An electronic pen includes a conductive core-side member, a power supply circuit, a signal transmission circuit which, in operation, receives a power supply voltage from the power supply circuit, generates a first signal and a second signal each having a different waveform, and selectively supplies either the first signal or the second signal to the core-side member, an input reception circuit which, in operation, receives a designation input designating either the first signal or the second signal to be supplied from the signal transmission circuit to the core-side member, and a control circuit which, in operation, controls the signal transmission circuit to supply either the first signal or the second signal to the core-side member according to the designation input received by the input reception circuit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2019
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Inventors: Yasuo Oda, Hideyuki Hara
  • Publication number: 20190129572
    Abstract: A position indicator includes a housing and circuitry. The circuitry transmits a plurality of signal blocks successively to a position detecting device. Each of the signal blocks includes a position detection signal, a first modulated signal acquired by modulating one part of a plurality of divided parts of position indicator identification information, and a second modulated signal acquired by modulating current position indicator status information acquired successively from a signal supplied to a control terminal or from a voltage state of the control terminal. The position indicator transmits the plurality of divided parts of position indicator identification information by transmitting the plurality of signal blocks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2018
    Publication date: May 2, 2019
    Inventor: Hideyuki Hara
  • Publication number: 20190121455
    Abstract: A method is carried out by a stylus, wherein the stylus is a dual stylus configured to be capable of transmitting signals pursuant to both a first system and a second system and receiving at least a signal pursuant to the first system. The dual stylus has a detection function of detecting a writing pressure applied to a stylus (pen) tip. The method includes detecting contact between the stylus and a touch surface based on the writing pressure detected by the detection function, activating a signal reception operation pursuant to the first system for a predetermined time period, and, responsive to reception of a signal pursuant to the first system in the predetermined time period, setting an operation mode of the stylus to a first operation mode, in which signals are transmitted and received pursuant to the first system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Inventors: Hideyuki Hara, Sadao Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10222880
    Abstract: A controller of an in-cell type liquid crystal display device is provided. The controller controls first and second electrodes that intersect each other, supplies a pixel driving voltage to the first electrodes during a pixel driving period, and detects a stylus position using the first and second electrodes during a stylus detection period different from the pixel driving period. The controller transmits, using the second electrodes, a command requesting a transmission of a downlink signal to the stylus. The controller detects, using the first and second electrodes, the downlink signal transmitted from the stylus in response to the command, and detects the stylus position based on the detected downlink signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Wacom Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hideyuki Hara, Sadao Yamamoto, Shunya Saito
  • Patent number: 10216292
    Abstract: A position pointer includes a signal generation circuit, which generates at least one signal. The position pointer in operation transmits the at least one signal to a sensor of a position detector. The position pointer includes a first electrode arranged to protrude from one end portion of a pen-shaped housing along an axial center direction and a second electrode including at least three electrode pieces disposed near the first electrode in such a manner as to surround a central axis of the housing. The at least three electrode pieces are electrically isolated from each other. The position pointer has a signal supply control circuit, which, in operation, controls supply of signals to selectively supply the at least one signal to the second electrode that includes the at least three electrode pieces and to the first electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Wacom Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Munakata, Takashi Suzuki, Hideyuki Hara, Yoshihisa Sugiyama
  • Patent number: 10209829
    Abstract: A position indicator includes a housing and circuitry. The circuitry transmits a plurality of signal blocks successively to a position detecting device. Each of the signal blocks includes a position detection signal, a first modulated signal acquired by modulating one part of a plurality of divided parts of position indicator identification information, and a second modulated signal acquired by modulating current position indicator status information acquired successively from a signal supplied to a control terminal or from a voltage state of the control terminal. The position indicator transmits the plurality of divided parts of position indicator identification information by transmitting the plurality of signal blocks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Wacom Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hideyuki Hara
  • Publication number: 20190050072
    Abstract: A position pointer includes a signal generation circuit, which generates at least one signal. The position pointer in operation transmits the at least one signal to a sensor of a position detector. The position pointer includes a first electrode arranged to protrude from one end portion of a pen-shaped housing along an axial center direction and a second electrode including at least three electrode pieces disposed near the first electrode in such a manner as to surround a central axis of the housing. The at least three electrode pieces are electrically isolated from each other. The position pointer has a signal supply control circuit, which, in operation, controls supply of signals to selectively supply the at least one signal to the second electrode that includes the at least three electrode pieces and to the first electrode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2018
    Publication date: February 14, 2019
    Inventors: Hiroshi Munakata, Takashi Suzuki, Hideyuki Hara, Yoshihisa Sugiyama
  • Patent number: 10198093
    Abstract: A stylus capable of bidirectionally communicating with a sensor controller includes a receiver that receives an uplink signal sent by the sensor controller, a controller that determines whether a signal having a predetermined waveform is to be continuously sent over a second time period or to be continuously sent over a first time period longer than the second time period, on the basis of the uplink signal, and a transmitter that continuously sends the signal having the predetermined waveform over the first time period or the second time period on the basis of the result of determination by the controller. As a result, the sensor controller can detect a burst signal from the stylus over a wide range in a sensor touch surface, to thereby reduce the possibility that the sensor controller may fail to detect the burst signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Wacom Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hideyuki Hara, Yoshio Nomura
  • Publication number: 20180364824
    Abstract: A stylus is provided, which includes a core body, an electrode disposed adjacent to the core body, a transmitter that sends a downlink signal including switch information SW1 using the electrode, and a controller that determines whether the stylus is in contact state with an operating surface or the stylus is in hover state. In the contact state, the controller controls the transmitter to send the switch information SW1 at a first bit rate. In the hover state, the controller controls the transmitter to send the switch information SW1 at a second bit rate smaller than the first bit rate. A technical advantage includes lowering the possibility of a failure to receive downlink signals when the stylus is in hover state, even though the stylus sends the downlink signals with the same intensity as when the stylus is in contact state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2018
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Inventor: Hideyuki Hara
  • Publication number: 20180356908
    Abstract: A method in which a sensor controller is connected to a sensor having an electrode group provided together with a display panel configured to operate in during a variable refresh cycle among a plurality of refresh cycles, and an active stylus performs bidirectional communication with the sensor controller. According to the method, the sensor controller acquires a present refresh cycle among the plurality of refresh cycles of the display panel, generates an uplink signal, which serves as a reference for synchronization corresponding to the acquired present refresh cycle, and transmits the uplink signal to the active stylus, which is not detected as yet or is detected already, at the present refresh cycle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2018
    Publication date: December 13, 2018
    Inventors: Takeshi Koike, Hideyuki Hara
  • Publication number: 20180351482
    Abstract: Provided is a rotating electrical machine in which torque ripple can be decreased at the time of one-side electrical current supply. A motor includes a stator coil constituted by concentrated windings arranged to teeth where an integer N?2. The stator coil includes first and second winding units and each of which is constituted by windings and which are independent from each other, the windings constituting the first winding unit are arranged in three teeth groups, each of which includes adjacent teeth and which are provided at 120-degree pitches in terms of mechanical angle, and the windings constituting the second winding unit are arranged in teeth which are the teeth not included in the three teeth groups. That is, the windings constituting the second winding unit are also arranged in three teeth groups, which are provided at 120-degree pitches in terms of mechanical angle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2016
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Inventors: Hiroshi KANAZAWA, Kenji NAKAYAMA, Hideyuki HARA
  • Publication number: 20180329528
    Abstract: A controller of an in-cell type liquid crystal display device is provided. The controller controls first and second electrodes that intersect each other, supplies a pixel driving voltage to the first electrodes during a pixel driving period, and detects a stylus position using the first and second electrodes during a stylus detection period different from the pixel driving period. The controller transmits, using the second electrodes, a command requesting a transmission of a downlink signal to the stylus. The controller detects, using the first and second electrodes, the downlink signal transmitted from the stylus in response to the command, and detects the stylus position based on the detected downlink signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2018
    Publication date: November 15, 2018
    Inventors: Hideyuki Hara, Sadao Yamamoto, Shunya Saito