Patents by Inventor Hiroyuki Fujitsuka

Hiroyuki Fujitsuka 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: 20210232261
    Abstract: An electronic pen includes a tubular casing, and a first coupling member and a second coupling member that are coupled to each other in a hollow portion of the casing in an axial direction of the casing. In the axial direction, the first coupling member and the second coupling member are coupled to each other, and in a coupling portion between the first coupling member and the second coupling member, a welded portion that attaches the first coupling member and the second coupling member to each other is formed. The first coupling member is coupled to a core. The second coupling member holds a printed circuit board. The core of the core-side component is made of a conductive material. The second coupling member includes a conductor that supplies, to the core, a signal from a signal transmitting circuit on the printed circuit board with a battery.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2021
    Publication date: July 29, 2021
    Inventors: Kohei TANAKA, Hiroyuki Fujitsuka, Kenichi Ninomiya, Takenori Kaneda, Gunji Ishihara, Takashi Yamaguchi, Taketoshi Ito, Shuanglei Li
  • Patent number: 11010002
    Abstract: An electronic pen includes a tubular casing, and a first coupling member and a second coupling member that are coupled to each other in a hollow portion of the casing in an axial direction of the casing. In the axial direction, the first coupling member and the second coupling member are coupled to each other while partially overlapping each other, and in a coupling portion between the first coupling member and the second coupling member, a welded portion that attaches the first coupling member and the second coupling member to each other is formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Wacom Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kohei Tanaka, Hiroyuki Fujitsuka, Kenichi Ninomiya, Takenori Kaneda, Gunji Ishihara, Takashi Yamaguchi, Taketoshi Ito, Shuanglei Li
  • Publication number: 20200201455
    Abstract: An electronic pen includes a tubular casing, and a first coupling member and a second coupling member that are coupled to each other in a hollow portion of the casing in an axial direction of the casing. In the axial direction, the first coupling member and the second coupling member are coupled to each other while partially overlapping each other, and in a coupling portion between the first coupling member and the second coupling member, a welded portion that attaches the first coupling member and the second coupling member to each other is formed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2020
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Inventors: Kohei TANAKA, Hiroyuki FUJITSUKA, Kenichi NINOMIYA, Takenori KANEDA, Gunji ISHIHARA, Takashi YAMAGUCHI, Taketoshi ITO, Shuanglei LI
  • Patent number: 10589562
    Abstract: Various embodiments provide a position pointer that includes a plurality of refill bodies that can be configured at low cost, and ensures freedom from malfunction during exchange of signals with a sensor section of a position detection device. In one embodiment, the position pointer includes a tubular housing having an opening portion, a plurality of refill bodies, a refill body selection mechanism section that selectively causes at least a tip of one of the plurality of refill bodies to project from the opening portion, a magnetic material core, and a coil wound around the magnetic material core. The refill bodies not selected by the refill body selection mechanism section are located away from a through hole of the magnetic material core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Wacom Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takenori Kaneda, Hiroyuki Fujitsuka
  • Patent number: 10503281
    Abstract: A pen pressure detection device includes: a pressure sensor including electrodes that output electrical information corresponding to an applied pressure; and a holder configured to electrically connect the pressure sensor to a circuit board having a circuit that detects the applied pressure based on the electrical information output from the pressure sensor. The holder includes a first portion that retains the pressure sensor and a second portion that engages with the circuit board, and the holder has a surface on which wiring is formed, the wiring extending from the first portion to the second portion, and the electrodes of the pressure sensor being electrically connected to the circuit board via the wiring when the holder and the circuit board are engaged with each other. The pen pressure detection device can be easily assembled and maintain a connection to the circuit board when the applied pressure is high.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Wacom Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Fujitsuka, Takenori Kaneda, Takayuki Arai, Kenichi Ninomiya, Kohei Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10427449
    Abstract: A writing instrument includes a cylindrical outer housing, one end of the outer housing having an outer opening, and an electronic pen body stored in the outer housing. The electronic pen body includes a stylus, one end of the stylus in an axial direction of the stylus serving as a pen tip, and a cylindrical inner housing storing the stylus, the one end of the stylus serving as the pen tip extending from an inner opening at a distal end of the inner housing, the inner opening of the inner housing defining one axial end of a hole extending axially forming a stylus guide that enables the stylus to move axially. In operation, the pen tip of the stylus and a distal portion of the inner housing having the inner opening extend from the outer opening of the outer housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: WACOM CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takenori Kaneda, Kenichi Ninomiya, Hiroyuki Fujitsuka, Kohei Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20180101251
    Abstract: A pen pressure detection device includes: a pressure sensor including electrodes that output electrical information corresponding to an applied pressure; and a holder configured to electrically connect the pressure sensor to a circuit board having a circuit that detects the applied pressure based on the electrical information output from the pressure sensor. The holder includes a first portion that retains the pressure sensor and a second portion that engages with the circuit board, and the holder has a surface on which wiring is formed, the wiring extending from the first portion to the second portion, and the electrodes of the pressure sensor being electrically connected to the circuit board via the wiring when the holder and the circuit board are engaged with each other. The pen pressure detection device can be easily assembled and maintain a connection to the circuit board when the applied pressure is high.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2017
    Publication date: April 12, 2018
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Fujitsuka, Takenori Kaneda, Takayuki Arai, Kenichi Ninomiya, Kohei Tanaka
  • Patent number: 9939931
    Abstract: A position indicator includes a chassis, a core body, and a variable capacitance capacitor. The capacitor includes a dielectric, a first conductor disposed on a first surface of the dielectric, a first terminal coupled to the first conductor, forming a first electrode, a second conductor disposed on a second surface of the dielectric, an electrically-conductive member disposed opposed to the second surface of the dielectric, a second terminal that forms a second electrode of the capacitor with the second conductor and the electrically-conductive member, and an elastic member. In operation, the elastic member applies a biasing force to separate the electrically-conductive member from the second surface of the dielectric. The electrically-conductive member contacts the second conductor on the second surface of the dielectric in response to the force applied through the core body, and, in response to the contact, a capacitance of the capacitor changes to a determined capacitance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Wacom Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Fujitsuka
  • Publication number: 20170361639
    Abstract: A writing instrument includes a cylindrical outer housing, one end of the outer housing having an outer opening, and an electronic pen body stored in the outer housing. The electronic pen body includes a stylus, one end of the stylus in an axial direction of the stylus serving as a pen tip, and a cylindrical inner housing storing the stylus, the one end of the stylus serving as the pen tip extending from an inner opening at a distal end of the inner housing, the inner opening of the inner housing defining one axial end of a hole extending axially forming a stylus guide that enables the stylus to move axially. In operation, the pen tip of the stylus and a distal portion of the inner housing having the inner opening extend from the outer opening of the outer housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2017
    Publication date: December 21, 2017
    Inventors: Takenori Kaneda, Kenichi Ninomiya, Hiroyuki Fujitsuka, Kohei Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20170341458
    Abstract: Various embodiments provide a position pointer that includes a plurality of refill bodies that can be configured at low cost, and ensures freedom from malfunction during exchange of signals with a sensor section of a position detection device. In one embodiment, the position pointer includes a tubular housing having an opening portion, a plurality of refill bodies, a refill body selection mechanism section that selectively causes at least a tip of one of the plurality of refill bodies to project from the opening portion, a magnetic material core, and a coil wound around the magnetic material core. The refill bodies not selected by the refill body selection mechanism section are located away from a through hole of the magnetic material core.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2017
    Publication date: November 30, 2017
    Inventors: Takenori KANEDA, Hiroyuki Fujitsuka
  • Publication number: 20160334894
    Abstract: A position indicator includes a chassis, a core body, and a variable capacitance capacitor. The capacitor includes a dielectric, a first conductor disposed on a first surface of the dielectric, a first terminal coupled to the first conductor, forming a first electrode, a second conductor disposed on a second surface of the dielectric, an electrically-conductive member disposed opposed to the second surface of the dielectric, a second terminal that forms a second electrode of the capacitor with the second conductor and the electrically-conductive member, and an elastic member. In operation, the elastic member applies a biasing force to separate the electrically-conductive member from the second surface of the dielectric. The electrically-conductive member contacts the second conductor on the second surface of the dielectric in response to the force applied through the core body, and, in response to the contact, a capacitance of the capacitor changes to a determined capacitance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2016
    Publication date: November 17, 2016
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Fujitsuka
  • Patent number: 9377881
    Abstract: A position indicator is provided, which includes a chassis that accommodates a holder therein, wherein the holder in turn accommodates various elements therein. The holder includes a core body engaging portion configured to hold a core body, a component disposing portion in which one or more pressure-sensitive components are disposed in an axial direction so as to receive a pressing pressure applied to the core body, and a printed wiring board mounting portion for being engaged with and mounting a printed wiring board with a longitudinal direction of the printed wiring board as the axial direction. The core body and the one or more pressure-sensitive components are held by the core body engaging portion and the component disposing portion in such a way that their central positions are aligned with each other in a predetermined position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: Wacom Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasuyuki Fukushima, Hiroyuki Fujitsuka
  • Patent number: 9377880
    Abstract: A position indicator includes: a core body disposed within a casing such that a tip thereof projects from one opening of the casing; a printed board on which a circuit element for detecting pressing force applied to the tip is disposed; and a pen pressure detecting module formed by arranging, in an axial direction, plural parts for detecting a displacement corresponding to the pressing force. The plural parts are arranged within a hollow portion of a cylindrical holder portion housed within the casing. The holder portion has an opening portion in a side circumferential surface thereof. The opening portion is opened in a direction perpendicular to the axial direction. At least one of the parts is/are housed into the hollow portion through the opening portion. The holder portion includes a locking portion configured to prevent the at least one of the parts from falling out through the opening portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: Wacom Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasuyuki Fukushima, Hiroyuki Fujitsuka
  • Patent number: 9261977
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a position indicator that includes: an enclosure forming a hollow and rod-shaped tubular body; a substrate disposed in the hollow portion of the enclosure and having a circuit configured to process signals exchanged with a position detection sensor; and a film-shaped capacitor having first and second conductor layers. The first conductor layer is formed on one side of a sheet-shaped dielectric, and the second conductor layer is formed on another side of the sheet-shaped dielectric and is opposed to the first conductor layer with the sheet-shaped dielectric provided therebetween. The film-shaped capacitor is fastened to the substrate in such a manner as to make up part of said circuit, and the size of an area over which the first and second conductor layers of the film-shaped capacitor are opposed is changeable by changing the size of the film-shaped capacitor to specify a constant for said circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: Wacom Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasuyuki Fukushima, Hiroyuki Fujitsuka
  • Publication number: 20150370355
    Abstract: A position indicator is provided, which includes a chassis that accommodates a holder therein, wherein the holder in turn accommodates various elements therein. The holder includes a core body engaging portion configured to hold a core body, a component disposing portion in which one or more pressure-sensitive components are disposed in an axial direction so as to receive a pressing pressure applied to the core body, and a printed wiring board mounting portion for being engaged with and mounting a printed wiring board with a longitudinal direction of the printed wiring board as the axial direction. The core body and the one or more pressure-sensitive components are held by the core body engaging portion and the component disposing portion in such a way that their central positions are aligned with each other in a predetermined position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2015
    Publication date: December 24, 2015
    Inventors: Yasuyuki Fukushima, Hiroyuki Fujitsuka
  • Patent number: 9151586
    Abstract: A position indicator is provided, which includes a chassis that accommodates a holder therein, wherein the holder in turn accommodates various elements therein. The holder includes a core body engaging portion configured to hold a core body, a component disposing portion in which one or more pressure-sensitive components are disposed in an axial direction so as to receive a pressing pressure applied to the core body, and a printed wiring board mounting portion for being engaged with and mounting a printed wiring board with a longitudinal direction of the printed wiring board as the axial direction. The core body and the one or more pressure-sensitive components are held by the core body engaging portion and the component disposing portion in such a way that their central positions are aligned with each other in a predetermined position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignee: Wacom Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasuyuki Fukushima, Hiroyuki Fujitsuka
  • Patent number: 8913041
    Abstract: A position pointer is disclosed, including a housing, a substantially bar-like rod accommodated in the housing such that one end thereof projects to the outer side of the housing, and a variable capacitor having a capacitance value which varies in response to external force applied thereto through the rod. The variable capacitor includes a dielectric member having a first face portion and a second face portion opposite from the first face portion, a terminal member configured to engage with the first face portion of the dielectric member, an electrode section disposed in an opposing relationship to the second face portion of the dielectric member and including a conductive member having a contact area with the second face portion that varies in response to the external force, and an elastic member configured to bias the conductive member in a direction in which the conductive member is spaced away from the second face portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Wacom Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasuyuki Fukushima, Hiroyuki Fujitsuka
  • Patent number: 8884932
    Abstract: A pen type coordinate indicator for a position input device is provided, which is capable of widening a detection range of a pressing pressure (pen pressure) while preventing erroneous (false) detection. A coil spring (i.e., a first elastic body) and a silicon rubber (i.e., a second elastic body) are interposed between an end surface of a first ferrite core, around which a coil connected to a resonance circuit is wound, and an end surface of a second ferrite core, within the pen. The first and second elastic bodies operate to controllably change (narrow) the distance between the two end faces in accordance with the pressure applied to the pen tip. As a result, an inductance value of the coil wound around the first ferrite core is controllably changed and thus a phase (frequency) of an electric wave transmitted from the resonance circuit to a position detector is controllably changed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Wacom Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasuyuki Fukushima, Hiroyuki Fujitsuka
  • Publication number: 20140306940
    Abstract: A position indicator includes: a core body disposed within a casing such that a tip thereof projects from one opening of the casing; a printed board on which a circuit element for detecting pressing force applied to the tip is disposed; and a pen pressure detecting module formed by arranging, in an axial direction, plural parts for detecting a displacement corresponding to the pressing force. The plural parts are arranged within a hollow portion of a cylindrical holder portion housed within the casing. The holder portion has an opening portion in a side circumferential surface thereof. The opening portion is opened in a direction perpendicular to the axial direction. At least one of the parts is/are housed into the hollow portion through the opening portion. The holder portion includes a locking portion configured to prevent the at least one of the parts from falling out through the opening portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2014
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Applicant: Wacom Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasuyuki Fukushima, Hiroyuki Fujitsuka
  • Patent number: 8723842
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a position pointing device comprising a housing (12) for receiving a circuit (28), the circuit having a coil member (18, 20) and a circuit component (10), the coil member having a return wire (32) for forming the circuit, the housing having an inner surface, the inner surface having a groove (30) for receiving at least a portion of the return wire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Wacom Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Takenori Kaneda, Yasuyuki Fukushima, Hiroyuki Fujitsuka, Ian Scholey