Patents by Inventor Junichi Ujii

Junichi Ujii 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: 9915973
    Abstract: A unit frame 10 for touch panel for supporting a touch sensor and a display panel, both of which are in the rectangular shape, with a predetermined space therebetween, includes a frame body 11 in the rectangular shape, a support member 12, having a height corresponding to the predetermined space and provided at each corner of the frame body 11, configured to support each corner of a rear face of the touch sensor, and a holding member 13, provided at each corner of the frame body 11 on an opposite face to a face where the support member 12 supports the touch sensor, configured to clip the display panel in cooperation with the support member 12 corresponding to the holding member 13.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventor: Junichi Ujii
  • Patent number: 9590624
    Abstract: An input apparatus capable of preventing a user's unintentional input by notifying the user of a change in a pressure load is provided. The input apparatus has a touch face configured to receive a touch operation, a load detection unit configured to detect a pressure load of the touch operation to the touch panel, a vibration unit configured to vibrate the touch face, and a control unit, when the load detection unit detects a pressure load satisfying a standard load to receive an input, configured to perform a control to receive the input by the touch operation. When the load detection unit detects a pressure load satisfying a standard load, lower than the standard load to receive an input, the control unit controls the vibration unit to vibrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventors: Junichi Ujii, Megumi Kuwabara
  • Publication number: 20160266761
    Abstract: An input device is disclosed. An input device comprises a display unit, an input unit, a load detection unit and a control unit. The display unit is configured to display an object of a folder with a hierarchical structure. The load detection unit is configured to detect a pressing load with respect to the input unit corresponding to the location of the object of the folder that is displayed on the display unit. The control unit opens and closes folders based on a change in the pressing load.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2016
    Publication date: September 15, 2016
    Applicant: KYOCERA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Megumi KUWABARA, Junichi UJII
  • Patent number: 9436344
    Abstract: An input device is disclosed. An input device comprises a display unit, an input unit, a load detection unit and a control unit. The display unit is configured to display an object of a folder with a hierarchical structure. The load detection unit is configured to detect a pressing load with respect to the input unit corresponding to the location of the object of the folder that is displayed on the display unit. The control unit opens and closes folders based on a change in the pressing load.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventors: Megumi Kuwabara, Junichi Ujii
  • Patent number: 9252978
    Abstract: A transmission side terminal 10 is provided with a transmission and reception unit 20 for transmitting and receiving an e-mail and an e-mail composing unit 32 for composing an e-mail including a special character for inquiry having associated therewith an information reply request, which is to obtain information on a destination mobile terminal of the e-mail to be transmitted. A reception side terminal 10 is provided with the transmission and reception unit 20, a determination unit 34 for determining whether a received e-mail includes a special character for inquiry, and a reply e-mail composing unit 32, when it is determined that the received e-mail includes the special character for inquiry, for composing a reply e-mail including a special character for reply with which reply information in accordance with the information reply request is associated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: Kyocera Coporation
    Inventors: Tomotake Aono, Junichi Ujii, Tetsuya Takenaka
  • Patent number: 9122364
    Abstract: An input device is disclosed. An input device comprises a display unit, an input unit, a load detection unit and a control unit. The display unit displays an object of a folder with a hierarchical structure. The input unit receives pressing inputs with respect to the display unit. The load detection unit detects a pressing load with respect to the input unit. The control unit opens and closes folders based on a change in the pressing load.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventors: Megumi Kuwabara, Junichi Ujii
  • Patent number: 8878805
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a touch panel; a light shielding film formed on a first principal surface of a touch panel corresponding to a non-operation area; and a vibrator provided on a second principal surface of the touch panel corresponding to the non-operation area. When a critical angle at which light is totally reflected by the second principal surface of the touch panel is ? and sum of a thickness T1 of the touch panel and a thickness T2 of the vibrator is T, the vibrator is positioned, in sectional view, within a range of T×tan ? from an end on the operation area side of the light shielding film on the second principal surface of the touch panel corresponding to the non-operation area, and a reflection-reducing film having a reflectance lower than a reflectance of a surface of the vibrator is provided on the surface of the vibrator positioned within the range of T×tan ? from the end on the operation area side of the light shielding film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Kyocera Corporation
    Inventors: Junichi Ujii, Kouji Tsurusaki
  • Patent number: 8878804
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a touch panel having a first principal surface and a second principal surface positioned opposite to the first principal surface; a light shielding film formed on the first principal surface of the touch panel corresponding to a non-operation area; and a vibrator provided on the second principal surface of the touch panel corresponding to the non-operation area. When a critical angle where light is totally reflected by the second principal surface of the touch panel is represented by ? and sum of a thickness T1 of the touch panel and a thickness T2 of the vibrator is represented by T, the vibrator is provided, on the second principal surface of the touch panel corresponding to the non-operation area, at a position apart by T×tan ? or more from an end of the light shielding film which end is positioned on the operation area side, in sectional view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Kyocera Corporation
    Inventors: Junichi Ujii, Kouji Tsurusaki
  • Patent number: 8869059
    Abstract: A layout method for an operation key group in a portable terminal apparatus 1 that displays an operation key group on a display unit 4 to perform input operation via a touch panel 5, the layout method including: determining, on the basis of user operation for drawing a line figure on the touch panel 5, a display position and a range of an operation key group displayed on the display unit 4; and displaying the operation key group on the display unit 4 on the basis of the determined display position and the range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Kyocera Corporation
    Inventors: Tomotake Aono, Junichi Ujii
  • Patent number: 8606863
    Abstract: The mobile terminal 10 includes a transmission unit 20 for transmitting an e-mail, a location information acquisition unit 22 and 20 for acquiring the location information of the mobile terminal and a control unit 26 for controlling, at the time of transmission processing of the e-mail, when a predetermined special character is included in the e-mail to be transmitted, so that the location information acquisition unit 20 and 22 acquires the location information of the mobile terminal, and the acquired location information is added to the e-mail to be transmitted by being associated with the special character and the added e-mail is transmitted by the transmission unit 20.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: Kyocera Corporation
    Inventors: Tomotake Aono, Junichi Ujii, Tetsuya Takenaka
  • Patent number: 8570162
    Abstract: An input apparatus capable of receiving inputs of a plurality of levels in accordance with pressed area varied in each operation by an operator is provided. An input apparatus 10 configured to receive the inputs of a plurality of levels in accordance with the pressed area has a area detection unit 40 configured to detect a pressed area of a pressing input and a control unit 20 configured to control to set a second standard area for receiving a second level input every time the area detection unit 40 detects the pressed area satisfying a first standard area for receiving a first level input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: Kyocera Corporation
    Inventors: Junichi Ujii, Megumi Kuwabara
  • Publication number: 20130162581
    Abstract: A unit frame 10 for touch panel for supporting a touch sensor and a display panel, both of which are in the rectangular shape, with a predetermined space therebetween, includes a frame body 11 in the rectangular shape, a support member 12, having a height corresponding to the predetermined space and provided at each corner of the frame body 11, configured to support each corner of a rear face of the touch sensor, and a holding member 13, provided at each corner of the frame body 11 on an opposite face to a face where the support member 12 supports the touch sensor, configured to clip the display panel in cooperation with the support member 12 corresponding to the holding member 13.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2011
    Publication date: June 27, 2013
    Applicant: KYOCERA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Junichi Ujii
  • Patent number: 8451313
    Abstract: A communication terminal 100 capable of communicating among a plurality of communication terminals includes a reception unit 14 for receiving image data from the plurality of communication terminals, a display unit 16 for displaying the image data from the plurality of communication terminals received by the reception unit 14, an input unit 17 for accepting a choice of at least one image data among the image data of the plurality of communication terminals displayed on the display unit 16 and a control unit 19 for controlling to transmit information indicating that the communication terminal corresponding to the image data chosen by the input unit 17 has been designated as the party of another communication separate from the communication being executed among the plurality of communication terminals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Assignee: Kyocera Corporation
    Inventor: Junichi Ujii
  • Publication number: 20130038561
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a touch panel; a light shielding film formed on a first principal surface of a touch panel corresponding to a non-operation area; and a vibrator provided on a second principal surface of the touch panel corresponding to the non-operation area. When a critical angle at which light is totally reflected by the second principal surface of the touch panel is ? and sum of a thickness T1 of the touch panel and a thickness T2 of the vibrator is T, the vibrator is positioned, in sectional view, within a range of T×tan ? from an end on the operation area side of the light shielding film on the second principal surface of the touch panel corresponding to the non-operation area, and a reflection-reducing film having a reflectance lower than a reflectance of a surface of the vibrator is provided on the surface of the vibrator positioned within the range of T×tan ? from the end on the operation area side of the light shielding film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2011
    Publication date: February 14, 2013
    Applicant: KYOCERA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Junichi Ujii, Kouji Tsurusaki
  • Publication number: 20130038558
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a touch panel having a first principal surface and a second principal surface positioned opposite to the first principal surface; a light shielding film formed on the first principal surface of the touch panel corresponding to a non-operation area; and a vibrator provided on the second principal surface of the touch panel corresponding to the non-operation area. When a critical angle where light is totally reflected by the second principal surface of the touch panel is represented by ? and sum of a thickness T1 of the touch panel and a thickness T2 of the vibrator is represented by T, the vibrator is provided, on the second principal surface of the touch panel corresponding to the non-operation area, at a position apart by T×tan ? or more from an end of the light shielding film which end is positioned on the operation area side, in sectional view.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2011
    Publication date: February 14, 2013
    Inventors: Junichi Ujii, Kouji Tsurusaki
  • Patent number: 8344883
    Abstract: An input apparatus capable of receiving inputs of a plurality of levels in accordance with pressure loads varied in each operation by an operator and an input method using such an input apparatus are provided. An input apparatus 10 for receiving inputs of a plurality of levels in accordance with pressure loads has a load detection unit 40 configured to detect a pressure load of a pressing input and a control unit 20 configured to control such that a second load standard for receiving a second level input is set whenever the load detection unit 40 detects a pressure load satisfying a first load standard for receiving a first level input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Kyocera Corporation
    Inventors: Junichi Ujii, Megumi Kuwabara
  • Publication number: 20120188066
    Abstract: An input apparatus capable of receiving inputs of a plurality of levels in accordance with pressed area varied in each operation by an operator is provided. An input apparatus 10 configured to receive the inputs of a plurality of levels in accordance with the pressed area has a area detection unit 40 configured to detect a pressed area of a pressing input and a control unit 20 configured to control to set a second standard area for receiving a second level input every time the area detection unit 40 detects the pressed area satisfying a first standard area for receiving a first level input.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2010
    Publication date: July 26, 2012
    Applicant: KYOCERA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Junichi Ujii, Megumi Kuwabara
  • Publication number: 20120126962
    Abstract: An input apparatus capable of preventing a user's unintentional input by notifying the user of a change in a pressure load is provided. The input apparatus has a touch face configured to receive a touch operation, a load detection unit configured to detect a pressure load of the touch operation to the touch panel, a vibration unit configured to vibrate the touch face, and a control unit, when the load detection unit detects a pressure load satisfying a standard load to receive an input, configured to perform a control to receive the input by the touch operation. When the load detection unit detects a pressure load satisfying a standard load, lower than the standard load to receive an input, the control unit controls the vibration unit to vibrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2010
    Publication date: May 24, 2012
    Applicant: KYOCERA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Junichi Ujii, Megumi Kuwabara
  • Publication number: 20120032801
    Abstract: An input apparatus capable of receiving inputs of a plurality of levels in accordance with pressure loads varied in each operation by an operator and an input method using such an input apparatus are provided. An input apparatus 10 for receiving inputs of a plurality of levels in accordance with pressure loads has a load detection unit 40 configured to detect a pressure load of a pressing input and a control unit 20 configured to control such that a second load standard for receiving a second level input is set whenever the load detection unit 40 detects a pressure load satisfying a first load standard for receiving a first level input.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2010
    Publication date: February 9, 2012
    Applicant: KYOCERA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Junichi Ujii, Megumi Kuwabara
  • Publication number: 20110285659
    Abstract: An input device is disclosed. An input device comprises a display unit, an input unit, a load detection unit and a control unit. The display unit displays an object of a folder with a hierarchical structure. The input unit receives pressing inputs with respect to the display unit. The load detection unit detects a pressing load with respect to the input unit. The control unit opens and closes folders based on a change in the pressing load.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2010
    Publication date: November 24, 2011
    Inventors: Megumi Kuwabara, Junichi Ujii