Patents by Inventor Hiroaki Nishiono

Hiroaki Nishiono 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: 8558542
    Abstract: A magnetic detector includes a detecting section having a surface facing a magnetic body which moves and emits a magnetic flux. The detecting section includes plural magnetic sensors for detecting the magnetic flux. The magnetic sensors are arranged in a matrix form having three or more rows and three or more columns arranged along the surface of the detecting section. The magnetic detector provides an input device precisely detecting a moving direction and a moving amount of the magnetic body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Tamotsu Yamamoto, Hiroaki Nishiono, Noritaka Hayama, Hiroto Inoue, Kenji Kataoka
  • Publication number: 20110241657
    Abstract: An input device including multiple magnets rotatably disposed, multiple magnetic field detecting elements, and a controller. The magnets have the N pole and the S pole formed at a predetermined angular pitch in a rotating direction. The magnetic field detecting elements are disposed facing the magnets. The controller outputs a driving signal in response to a pulse signal output from the magnetic field detecting elements. The controller changes the driving signal to be output in response to a time difference or the number of pulses of pulse signals output from the magnetic field detecting elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2011
    Publication date: October 6, 2011
    Applicant: PANASONIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: HIROAKI NISHIONO, ERIKA SAWADA, TAMOTSU YAMAMOTO
  • Patent number: 7969032
    Abstract: An apparatus comprising: a first input that receives a first rotational speed information of a windmill mechanically generated by a mechanical rotation detection unit; a second input that receives a second rotational speed information of the windmill based on an alternating current output of a generator attached to the windmill; and a controller configured to compare the first and second rotational speed information, to determine whether a difference between the first and second rotational speed information is greater than a predetermined value and to execute a predetermined anomaly processing in response to the difference being greater than the predetermined value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2011
    Assignee: Sinfonia Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tsutomu Shinya, Sachiko Shinya, legal representative, Masashi Kutsuna, Takeo Ito, Masami Morita, Hiroki Kataoka, Hiroaki Nishiono
  • Publication number: 20110042951
    Abstract: An apparatus comprising: a first input that receives a first rotational speed information of a windmill mechanically generated by a mechanical rotation detection unit; a second input that receives a second rotational speed information of the windmill based on an alternating current output of a generator attached to the windmill; and a controller configured to compare the first and second rotational speed information, to determine whether a difference between the first and second rotational speed information is greater than a predetermined value and to execute a predetermined anomaly processing in response to the difference being greater than the predetermined value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2010
    Publication date: February 24, 2011
    Applicant: SINFONIA TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tsutomu SHINYA, Sachiko Shinya, Masashi Kutsuna, Takeo Ito, Masami Morita, Hiroki Kataoka, Hiroaki Nishiono
  • Publication number: 20100231212
    Abstract: A magnetic detector includes a detecting section having a surface facing a magnetic body which moves and emits a magnetic flux. The detecting section includes plural magnetic sensors for detecting the magnetic flux. The magnetic sensors are arranged in a matrix form having three or more rows and three or more columns arranged along the surface of the detecting section. The magnetic detector provides an input device precisely detecting a moving direction and a moving amount of the magnetic body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2010
    Publication date: September 16, 2010
    Applicant: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Tamotsu Yamamoto, Hiroaki Nishiono, Noritaka Hayama, Hiroto Inoue, Kenji Kataoka
  • Patent number: 6653579
    Abstract: When elastic driver (13) tilts, elastic pressing portion (13B) thereof depresses the upper face of flexible insulated substrate (15), thereby bringing circular-ring-like upper resistor layer (16) on the bottom face of flexible insulated substrate (15) into partial contact with lower conductor layer (17) opposed to the upper resistor layer. In this state, a computing unit (not shown) recognizes the tilt direction and the tilt angle of elastic driver (13) according to information from leads of upper resistor layer (16) and lower conductor layer (17).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2003
    Assignee: Matsushita Electrical Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroto Inoue, Tamotsu Yamamoto, Masaki Sawada, Hiroaki Nishiono
  • Publication number: 20030057062
    Abstract: When elastic driver (13) tilts, elastic pressing portion (13B) thereof depresses the upper face of flexible insulated substrate (15), thereby bringing circular-ring-like upper resistor layer (16) on the bottom face of flexible insulated substrate (15) into partial contact with lower conductor layer (17) opposed to the upper resistor layer. In this state, a computing unit (not shown) recognizes the tilt direction and the tilt angle of elastic driver (13) according to information from leads of upper resistor layer (16) and lower conductor layer (17).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2002
    Publication date: March 27, 2003
    Inventors: Hiroto Inoue, Tamotsu Yamamoto, Masaki Sawada, Hiroaki Nishiono
  • Patent number: 6271832
    Abstract: A wireless input apparatus includes a transmitting section responsive to turning-on of a switch for transmitting a prescribed signal, and a transmission control section for measuring a time period during which an on state of the switch continues, and inhibiting the transmission by the transmitting section when the measured time period becomes equal to a prescribed time period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 1997
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2001
    Assignee: Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shinji Kamaeguchi, Hiroaki Nishiono, Takefumi Inoue
  • Patent number: 5990867
    Abstract: In a wireless input transmission device, data is entered by input means such as pointing device, the value of the data is checked when transmitting the data, and when the data value is small and does not require the specified number of bits, the number of bits is decrease to one half or one quarter, or the difference from the previous time is transmitted, or the data is omitted if the present data is same as the previous data, and such information is given to the data quantity information bit, and data to be transmitted, data quantity information bit, and necessary data for transmission are added, and the transmission data is composed by decreasing the data quantity in one-input information depending on the data value and transmitted to the wireless receiver, where the transmission data is decoded according to the data quantity information bit and the received result is sent by wire to the main apparatus such as personal computer, word processor, other information processing apparatus, or household game machi
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 1996
    Date of Patent: November 23, 1999
    Assignee: Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroyasu Okada, Hiroaki Nishiono, Shinji Kamaeguchi, Mitsuo Kodama, Masanori Kusunoki
  • Patent number: D590340
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2009
    Assignee: Shinko Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Fumio Sayama, Masami Morita, Hiroki Kataoka, Hiroaki Nishiono, Junichi Kurokawa, Tsuyoshi Muraoka
  • Patent number: D641699
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2011
    Assignee: Shinko Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Fumio Sayama, Masami Morita, Hiroki Kataoka, Hiroaki Nishiono, Junichi Kurokawa, Tsuyoshi Muraoka