Patents by Inventor Isao Endo

Isao Endo 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: 20140012499
    Abstract: A guiding device, includes: a first position detecting unit which detects a present position; an obtaining unit which obtains a present position detected by a second position detecting unit, from a sensor unit having the second position detecting unit which detects the present position; a detecting unit which detects a communication condition with the sensor unit; a determining unit which determines whether to preferentially use the present position detected by the first position detecting unit or the present position detected by the second position detecting unit, based on the communication condition; and a controlling unit which displays a guidance based on the present position determined by the determining unit, on a display unit. Therefore, since the present position can be calculated with accuracy, it becomes possible to appropriately perform the guide based on the present position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2011
    Publication date: January 9, 2014
    Applicant: Pioneer Corporation
    Inventors: Chihiro Hirose, Shunichiro Nagao, Isao Endo, Hitoshi Kaneko, Kazuaki Tanaka
  • Patent number: 8311598
    Abstract: A mobile terminal apparatus includes a first cabinet; a second cabinet; a slide holding mechanism for holding a first cabinet and a second cabinet slidable during a shift from an closed state to an open state; a keyboard held within the second cabinet, the keyboard being disposed movable in slide directions of the first cabinet and the second cabinet; a hook disposed at a retraction side end; a keyboard lock member including a projection and a notch engaged with the hook; and a sliding groove that is disposed in the first cabinet in the slide direction of the first cabinet to slide the projection. The keyboard is held within the second cabinet when the first cabinet and the second cabinet are placed in the closed state or the keyboard ejects from the second cabinet when the first cabinet and the second cabinet are placed in the open state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Sony Mobile Communications Japan, Inc.
    Inventors: Isao Endo, Kazuhiro Kato
  • Patent number: 8200294
    Abstract: A mobile terminal apparatus includes a first housing provided with a display, a second housing provided with a keyboard, and a slide holding mechanism including a rail unit provided in the first housing and including rail parts extending in a sliding direction, arm members, rotation-slide connection members which include rotation shafts separated from each other in the sliding direction and which connect one end portions of the arm members to the rail parts, and rotation connection members which include rotation shafts separated from each other in the sliding direction and which connect the other end portions of the arm members to the second housing. The slide holding mechanism holds the housings such that the housings are slidable between a closed state in which the housings substantially entirely overlap and an open state in which the display unit and the keyboard are positioned on substantially the same plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Assignee: Sony Mobile Communications AB
    Inventors: Isao Endo, Kazuhiro Kato
  • Patent number: 8141207
    Abstract: A two-axis hinge device includes a first-rotation-axis defining unit which defines a first rotation axis; a rotating arm fixed to a first housing, the rotating arm being provided on the first-rotation-axis defining unit such that the rotating arm is rotatable around the first rotation axis; a second-rotation-axis defining unit fixed to a second housing, the second-rotation-axis defining unit having a substantially cylindrical shape and defining a second rotation axis which is substantially perpendicular to the first rotation axis, the first-rotation-axis defining unit being fixed to and supported by the second-rotation-axis defining unit; and a hole-communicating connector fixed to the second-rotation-axis defining unit, the hole-communicating connector having a substantially cylindrical shape and being provided with a hole which communicates with a hole in the second-rotation-axis defining unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Assignee: Sony Ericsson Mobile Communicatoins Japan, Inc.
    Inventors: Isao Endo, Tsutomu Takahashi
  • Patent number: 8145259
    Abstract: A mobile terminal device includes a first case including a display section, a second case including a keyboard, and a slide holding mechanism which, when the first case slides with respect to the second case in the opening direction from a closed state wherein the first case is substantially fully superimposed on the second case, partially exposes the keyboard and brings the cases into an open state wherein the first case inclines with respect to the second case. The mechanism includes a slide pin including guide shaft insertion holes, a guide shaft inserted in the holes, a biasing member having one end connected to the slide pin and the other end connected to the second case, an arm member having one end connected to the slide pin and the other end connected to the first case, and a guide plate provided to the second case and including a guide hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Assignee: Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB
    Inventors: Isao Endo, Kazuhiro Kato
  • Patent number: 8136206
    Abstract: A biaxial hinge device includes: a first-shaft member; a second-shaft member orthogonal to the first-shaft member; a thrust-cam member provided to the second-shaft member so as to move in the extending direction of the second-shaft member; a rotational-arm member provided to the second-shaft member so as to move rotationally; a protrusion provided to the thrust-cam member so as to protrude to the rotational-arm member side; a groove provided to the rotational-arm member, into which the protrusion is fitted; and an fitting/fitting-release control portion provided to the first-shaft member which releases fitting of the protrusion into the groove when the rotational angle of the second-shaft member as to the first-shaft member is a first-rotational angle, and moves the thrust-cam member to the rotational-arm member side to fit the protrusion into the groove when the rotational angle of the second-shaft member as to the first-shaft member is a second-rotational angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2012
    Assignee: SONY Ericsson Mobile Communications Japan, Inc.
    Inventors: Isao Endo, Tsutomu Takahashi
  • Patent number: 8136205
    Abstract: A biaxial hinge device includes: a first rotation axis mechanism configured to form a first rotation axis by using a substantially cylindrically shaped first shaft member; a first arm portion configured to include a fixing portion fixed to a first case, and provided to the first shaft member of the first rotation axis mechanism; a second rotation axis mechanism configured to include a fixing portion fixed to a second case, and to form a second rotation axis substantially perpendicular to the first rotation axis by using a substantially cylindrically shaped second shaft member; and a second arm portion configured to connect the first rotation axis mechanism to the second rotation axis mechanism such that the first rotation axis mechanism is rotatable around the second rotation axis of the second rotation axis mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2012
    Assignee: Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications Japan, Inc.
    Inventors: Isao Endo, Tsutomu Takahashi
  • Patent number: 8024843
    Abstract: A biaxial hinge device includes an approximately rod-shaped first shaft member; an approximately rod-shaped second shaft member; a shaft connecting member for connecting the first shaft member and the second shaft member such that the direction in which the first shaft member extends and the direction in which the second shaft member extends are approximately orthogonal; an arm portion provided to the first shaft member so as to be turnable along the outer circumference of the first shaft member, a hinge fixing portion provided to the second shaft member so as to be turnable along the outer circumference of the second shaft member, and a thrust cam member provided to the first shaft member such that movement in the direction in which the first shaft member extends is enabled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2011
    Assignee: Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications Japan, Inc.
    Inventors: Isao Endo, Tsutomu Takahashi
  • Publication number: 20100285853
    Abstract: A mobile terminal apparatus includes a first housing provided with a display, a second housing provided with a keyboard, and a slide holding mechanism including a rail unit provided in the first housing and including rail parts extending in a sliding direction, arm members, rotation-slide connection members which include rotation shafts separated from each other in the sliding direction and which connect one end portions of the arm members to the rail parts, and rotation connection members which include rotation shafts separated from each other in the sliding direction and which connect the other end portions of the arm members to the second housing. The slide holding mechanism holds the housings such that the housings are slidable between a closed state in which the housings substantially entirely overlap and an open state in which the display unit and the keyboard are positioned on substantially the same plane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2010
    Publication date: November 11, 2010
    Applicant: Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB
    Inventors: Isao Endo, Kazuhiro Kato
  • Publication number: 20100265688
    Abstract: A mobile terminal device includes a first case including a display section, a second case including a keyboard, and a slide holding mechanism which, when the first case slides with respect to the second case in the opening direction from a closed state wherein the first case is substantially fully superimposed on the second case, partially exposes the keyboard and brings the cases into an open state wherein the first case inclines with respect to the second case. The mechanism includes a slide pin including guide shaft insertion holes, a guide shaft inserted in the holes, a biasing member having one end connected to the slide pin and the other end connected to the second case, an arm member having one end connected to the slide pin and the other end connected to the first case, and a guide plate provided to the second case and including a guide hole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2010
    Publication date: October 21, 2010
    Applicant: Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB
    Inventors: Isao Endo, Kazuhiro Kato
  • Publication number: 20100267429
    Abstract: A mobile terminal apparatus includes a first cabinet; a second cabinet; a slide holding mechanism for holding a first cabinet and a second cabinet slidable during a shift from an closed state to an open state; a keyboard held within the second cabinet, the keyboard being disposed movable in slide directions of the first cabinet and the second cabinet; a hook disposed at a retraction side end; a keyboard lock member including a projection and a notch engaged with the hook; and a sliding groove that is disposed in the first cabinet in the slide direction of the first cabinet to slide the projection. The keyboard is held within the second cabinet when the first cabinet and the second cabinet are placed in the closed state or the keyboard ejects from the second cabinet when the first cabinet and the second cabinet are placed in the open state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2010
    Publication date: October 21, 2010
    Applicant: Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB
    Inventors: Isao Endo, Kazuhiro Kato
  • Publication number: 20100005627
    Abstract: A biaxial hinge device includes: a first-shaft member; a second-shaft member orthogonal to the first-shaft member; a thrust-cam member provided to the second-shaft member so as to move in the extending direction of the second-shaft member; a rotational-arm member provided to the second-shaft member so as to move rotationally; a protrusion provided to the thrust-cam member so as to protrude to the rotational-arm member side; a groove provided to the rotational-arm member, into which the protrusion is fitted; and an fitting/fitting-release control portion provided to the first-shaft member which releases fitting of the protrusion into the groove when the rotational angle of the second-shaft member as to the first-shaft member is a first-rotational angle, and moves the thrust-cam member to the rotational-arm member side to fit the protrusion into the groove when the rotational angle of the second-shaft member as to the first-shaft member is a second-rotational angle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2009
    Publication date: January 14, 2010
    Applicant: SONY ERICSSON MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS JAPAN, INC.
    Inventors: Isao ENDO, Tsutomu Takahashi
  • Publication number: 20090265890
    Abstract: A two-axis hinge device includes a first-rotation-axis defining unit which defines a first rotation axis; a rotating arm fixed to a first housing, the rotating arm being provided on the first-rotation-axis defining unit such that the rotating arm is rotatable around the first rotation axis; a second-rotation-axis defining unit fixed to a second housing, the second-rotation-axis defining unit having a substantially cylindrical shape and defining a second rotation axis which is substantially perpendicular to the first rotation axis, the first-rotation-axis defining unit being fixed to and supported by the second-rotation-axis defining unit; and a hole-communicating connector fixed to the second-rotation-axis defining unit, the hole-communicating connector having a substantially cylindrical shape and being provided with a hole which communicates with a hole in the second-rotation-axis defining unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2009
    Publication date: October 29, 2009
    Applicant: SONY ERICSSON MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS JAPAN, INC.
    Inventors: Isao ENDO, Tsutomu TAKAHASHI
  • Publication number: 20090235487
    Abstract: A biaxial hinge device includes: a first rotation axis mechanism configured to form a first rotation axis by using a substantially cylindrically shaped first shaft member; a first arm portion configured to include a fixing portion fixed to a first case, and provided to the first shaft member of the first rotation axis mechanism; a second rotation axis mechanism configured to include a fixing portion fixed to a second case, and to form a second rotation axis substantially perpendicular to the first rotation axis by using a substantially cylindrically shaped second shaft member; and a second arm portion configured to connect the first rotation axis mechanism to the second rotation axis mechanism such that the first rotation axis mechanism is rotatable around the second rotation axis of the second rotation axis mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2009
    Publication date: September 24, 2009
    Inventors: Isao ENDO, Tsutomu Takahashi
  • Publication number: 20090223021
    Abstract: A biaxial hinge device includes an approximately rod-shaped first shaft member; an approximately rod-shaped second shaft member; a shaft connecting member for connecting the first shaft member and the second shaft member such that the direction in which the first shaft member extends and the direction in which the second shaft member extends are approximately orthogonal; an arm portion provided to the first shaft member so as to be turnable along the outer circumference of the first shaft member, a hinge fixing portion provided to the second shaft member so as to be turnable along the outer circumference of the second shaft member, and a thrust cam member provided to the first shaft member such that movement in the direction in which the first shaft member extends is enabled.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2009
    Publication date: September 10, 2009
    Inventors: Isao ENDO, Tsutomu Takahashi
  • Patent number: 7189367
    Abstract: In order to be capable of a chemical reaction, analysis or the like wherein a small amount of samples is used, a reactor comprises a flat plate-like first substrate the inside of which is provided with a heating means; and a flat plate-like second substrate, which is placed on the top of the above-described first substrate, and on a surface thereof to be placed on the top of the above-described first substrate a flow channel having a predetermined contour has been defined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2007
    Assignee: Riken
    Inventors: Takatoki Yamamoto, Teruo Fujii, Jong Wook Hong, Isao Endo
  • Patent number: 7171151
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus structured with an image carrier; a developing device for making a toner image by using a toner having resin particles, which are obtained through particle formation in an aqueous medium; a transfer device for transferring the toner image onto a transfer material; and a cleaning device for removing residual toner remaining on the image carrier after transferring, wherein the cleaning device has: a cleaning roller having a conductive or semi-conductive resilient body; a cleaning blade made of a resilient material and provided downstream the cleaning roller; a power source to apply a bias voltage on the cleaning roller; and a collecting member to collect the toner removed by the cleaning roller; and wherein the absolute value of the charge amount of the toner used in the image forming apparatus is between 20–50 ?C/g.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2007
    Assignee: Konica Corporation
    Inventors: Isao Endo, Hiroyuki Yamada
  • Patent number: 6963720
    Abstract: In a toner image forming method, toner contains toner particles having a shape coefficient falling within a range of 1.0 to 1.6 in an amount of 65% by number or more and the toner particles has a variation coefficient of the shape coefficient of 16% or less. In a step of cleaning residual toner remaining on the image carrying member after the step of transferring; the cleaning step includes a step of removing electrostatically residual toner by brining a cleaning roller in contact with a surface of the image carrying member and by applying a bias voltage between the cleaning roller and the image carrying member, and a step of removing mechanically residual toner by bringing a tip end of a cleaning blade in contact with a surface of the image carrying member at a position downstream of the cleaning roller in terms of the rotating direction of the image carrying member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2005
    Assignee: Konica Corporation
    Inventors: Isao Endo, Hiroyuki Yamada
  • Patent number: 6895313
    Abstract: An angular velocity detection device includes an angular velocity detector for delivering a first sensor output corresponding to an angular velocity of a mobile unit; a learning unit for learning a sensitivity coefficient in accordance with the first sensor output and an output provided by a GPS positioning unit; an acceleration detector for delivering a second sensor output corresponding to an acceleration of the mobile unit; a sensitivity coefficient correction unit for determining a corrected sensitivity coefficient in accordance with the sensitivity coefficient and the second sensor output; and an angular velocity converter for multiplying the first sensor output by the corrected sensitivity coefficient to thereby calculate the actual angular velocity of the mobile unit. The angular velocity detection device allows the angular velocity converter to use the corrected sensitivity coefficient to calculate each actual angular velocity of the mobile unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2005
    Assignee: Pioneer Corporation
    Inventors: Seiji Imada, Isao Endo, Seiji Goto
  • Publication number: 20050038597
    Abstract: A sensing apparatus for use in a non-horizontally mounted vehicle navigation system includes a chip having a sensing element for detecting a direction based on an amount of a physical quantity applied thereto. The sensing element is arranged in the chip so as to at least partly compensate for the non-horizontal mounting of the vehicle navigation system in which the sensing apparatus is used.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2004
    Publication date: February 17, 2005
    Inventors: Hitoshi Kaneko, Tatsuya Okamoto, Isao Endo