Patents by Inventor Junpei Sato

Junpei Sato 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: 20200161609
    Abstract: The electrical apparatus, in which a series connection state and a parallel connection state of an upper cell unit including five battery cells and a lower cell unit can be automatically switched by means of a difference in a terminal shape on the electrical apparatus body side, has a terminal holder and holds apparatus side terminals. The terminal holder, which establishes an electrically connected state with the connection terminals of the battery pack, is provided with two parallel protruding parts that extend in the forward-backward direction, and second rail grooves fitted to the protruding parts on the electrical apparatus side. Due to the fitting, relative movement of the terminal holder and the battery pack in the vertical direction can be suppressed, and wear on the apparatus side terminals can be greatly suppressed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Applicant: Koki Holdings Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takuhiro Murakami, Tomomasa NISHIKAWA, Shinji Watanabe, Junpei SATO, Hikaru Tamura, Shota KANNO, Toshio Mizoguchi, Yasushi Nakano, Hiroyuki HANAWA, Kazuhiko FUNABASHI, Masayuki Ogura, Takuya Teranishi, Junichi Toukairin, Shota Takeuchi, Yusuke FUNABIKI
  • Patent number: 10551408
    Abstract: A motion detecting device including an input section to which acceleration signals, that express accelerations of respective axes of three axes of a three-dimensional orthogonal coordinate system, are respectively inputted; and a motion detecting section that sets each of plural axes, that include two different axes that are selected from among the three axes, as a designated axis in a predetermined order, and outputs a motion detection signal if it is judged that directions of motion, that are detected on the basis of the acceleration signals of the respective axes that were inputted to the input section, are directions of respective designated axes that have been set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: LAPIS SEMICONDUCTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Junpei Sato
  • Publication number: 20190259984
    Abstract: A battery pack houses first and second cell units that are composed of a plurality of cells, and has a positive electrode power source terminal and a negative electrode power source terminal. This battery pack is provided with a series connector capable of connecting, in series, the first and second cell units and a parallel connector capable of connecting, in parallel, the first and second cell units, and is capable of switching between a parallel connection voltage and a series connection voltage. In the case of attachment to the high voltage electrical device body, the series connector becomes conductive and the parallel connector pair is cut off by the action of the series/parallel switching terminal. In the case of attachment to a low voltage electrical device body, the state is returned to an initial state, the series connector is cut off, and the parallel connector pair becomes conductive.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2017
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Applicant: Koki Holdings Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tomomasa NISHIKAWA, Takuya Teranishi, Naoto Wakatabe, Akira Matsushita, Masaru Hirano, Osamu Kawanobe, Nobuhiro TAKANO, Shinji Watanabe, Hiroyuki HANAWA, Takuhiro Murakami, SHOTA KANNO, Junpei Sato, Hikaru Tamura, Hayato Yamaguchi, Toshio Mizoguchi, Yasushi Nakano, Kazuhiko FUNABASHI, Masayuki Ogura, Yusuke FUNABIKI, Junichi Toukairin, Shota Takeuchi
  • Publication number: 20190259985
    Abstract: In an upper cell unit (2146) and a lower cell unit (2147) comprising five battery cells, positive electrode terminals (2162, 2172) are set apart and aligned vertically, and negative electrode terminals (2167, 2177) are set apart and aligned vertically. When an electrical device body is rated at 36V, device-side terminals are in contact only at the upper terminals (2162, 2167), and short circuiting of the lower terminals (2172, 2177) is effected using a short bar 2059. When the electrical device body is rated at 18V, the upper and lower terminals (2162 and 2172, 2167 and 2177) are simultaneously made to contact the device-side terminals, and the upper cell unit (2146) and the lower cell unit (2147) assume a parallel connected state. Thus, it is possible to automatically switch the output voltage when a battery pack is mounted according to the difference in terminal shape on the electrical device body side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2017
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Applicant: Koki Holdings Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki HANAWA, Tomomasa NISHIKAWA, SHOTA KANNO, Toshio Mizoguchi, Yasushi Nakano, Kazuhiko FUNABASHI, Takuya Teranishi, Naoto Wakatabe, Shinji Watanabe, Junpei Sato, Hikaru Tamura, Nobuhiro TAKANO, Osamu Kawanobe, Hayato Yamaguchi, Akira Matsushita, Masaru Hirano, Takuhiro Murakami, Masayuki Ogura, Yusuke Funabiki, Junichi Toukairin, Shota Takeuchi
  • Patent number: 10290181
    Abstract: The present invention provides a reception device, which comprises an operation device which is used to perform a variety of operations, a camera device which is used to take dynamic images for the peripheral area of the operation device, and a control device analyzing the action of the personage presented in the peripheral area according to the dynamic images of the peripheral area taken by the camera device and performing a control to cause the operation device to perform the operation corresponding to the analysis result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignees: UNIVERSAL ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION, ARUZE GAMING (HONG KONG) LIMITED
    Inventors: Junpei Sato, Yoshihiro Nagasaki, Satoshi Joko
  • Patent number: 10275982
    Abstract: The present invention provides a reception device, which comprises an operation device performing a variety of operations, an obstacle checking device checking the obstacle in the monitoring area which includes the motion range of the operation device, and a control device simulating the operation path of the operation device in advance before the operation device performs an action and during the process of performing the action, and if there is an obstacle in the simulated operation path, a control is performed to cause the operation device to perform the operation corresponding to the abnormal state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignees: UNIVERSAL ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION, ARUZE GAMING (HONG KONG) LIMITED
    Inventors: Junpei Sato, Yoshihiro Nagasaki, Satoshi Joko
  • Patent number: 10192399
    Abstract: The present invention provides an operation device, which comprises a face-formed-body which forms a shape of face by the translucent resin, a light emitting device which is configured inside of the face-formed-body and is able to project the light with a variety of color switchably to any area of the face-formed-body, and a light emitting control device which controls the light emitting device and causes it to select the color of the light and the irradiation area of the face-formed-body according to the different situation and project the light of the selected color into the selected irradiation area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignees: UNIVERSAL ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION, ARUZE GAMING (HONG KONG) LIMITED
    Inventors: Junpei Sato, Yoshihiro Nagasaki, Satoshi Joko
  • Patent number: 10068424
    Abstract: The present invention provides a reception device, which comprises an operation device which is used to perform a variety of operations, a camera device which is used to take dynamic images for the operation area of the operation device, and a control device determining whether there is an abnormal state in the operation area according to the dynamic images taken by the camera device, and if it is determined that there is an abnormal state, performing a control to cause the operation device to perform an operation corresponding to the abnormal state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignees: UNIVERSAL ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION, ARUZE GAMING (HONG KONG) LIMITED
    Inventors: Junpei Sato, Yoshihiro Nagasaki, Satoshi Joko
  • Publication number: 20170330410
    Abstract: The present invention provides an operation device, which comprises a face-formed-body which forms a shape of face by the translucent resin, a light emitting device which is configured inside of the face-formed-body and is able to project the light with a variety of color switchably to any area of the face-formed-body, and a light emitting control device which controls the light emitting device and causes it to select the color of the light and the irradiation area of the face-formed-body according to the different situation and project the light of the selected color into the selected irradiation area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2016
    Publication date: November 16, 2017
    Inventors: Junpei SATO, Yoshihiro Nagasaki, Satoshi Joko
  • Publication number: 20170326443
    Abstract: The present invention provides a gaming machine which comprises a roulette wheel causing a roulette ball to contact a guiding wall and perform a circling motion under an action of a centrifugal force, and then the roulette ball drops toward the central part when the centrifugal force weakens and is stopped at a certain pocket, a delivering device which delivers the roulette ball and causes the roulette ball to perform a circling motion in the roulette wheel, and a roulette ball holding device including a holding component which is used to hold the roulette ball removably at a delivering position, and the delivering position is a position where the roulette ball is delivered by the delivering device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2016
    Publication date: November 16, 2017
    Inventors: Junpei SATO, Yoshihiro Nagasaki, Satoshi Joko
  • Publication number: 20170330406
    Abstract: The present invention provides a reception device, which comprises an operation device performing a variety of operations, an obstacle checking device checking the obstacle in the monitoring area which includes the motion range of the operation device, and a control device simulating the operation path of the operation device in advance before the operation device performs an action and during the process of performing the action, and if there is an obstacle in the simulated operation path, a control is performed to cause the operation device to perform the operation corresponding to the abnormal state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2016
    Publication date: November 16, 2017
    Inventors: Junpei SATO, Yoshihiro NAGASAKI, Satoshi JOKO
  • Publication number: 20170330413
    Abstract: The utterance recognition device 5 comprises camera devices 511 and 512 taking dynamic images including the corners of mouth of respective personage for a plurality of personages, a microphone device 513 acquiring a voice of an utterance of the respective personages, a main unit 101 determining a personage who performs an utterance from the plurality of personages according to a motion of the corners of mouth of respective personage taken by the camera devices 511 and 512 when the microphone device 513 acquires a voice.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2016
    Publication date: November 16, 2017
    Inventors: Junpei SATO, Yoshihiro NAGASAKI, Satoshi JOKO
  • Publication number: 20170330415
    Abstract: The present invention provides a reception device, which comprises an operation device which is used to perform a variety of operations, a camera device which is used to take dynamic images for the operation area of the operation device, and a control device determining whether there is an abnormal state in the operation area according to the dynamic images taken by the camera device, and if it is determined that there is an abnormal state, performing a control to cause the operation device to perform an operation corresponding to the abnormal state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2016
    Publication date: November 16, 2017
    Inventors: Junpei SATO, Yoshihiro NAGASAKI, Satoshi JOKO
  • Publication number: 20170330407
    Abstract: The present invention provides a reception device, which comprises an operation device which is used to perform a variety of operations, a camera device which is used to take dynamic images for the peripheral area of the operation device, and a control device analyzing the action of the personage presented in the peripheral area according to the dynamic images of the peripheral area taken by the camera device and performing a control to cause the operation device to perform the operation corresponding to the analysis result.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2016
    Publication date: November 16, 2017
    Inventors: Junpei SATO, Yoshihiro NAGASAKI, Satoshi JOKO
  • Publication number: 20170254830
    Abstract: A motion detecting device has: an input section to which acceleration signals, that express accelerations of respective axes of three axes of a three-dimensional orthogonal coordinate system, are respectively inputted; and a motion detecting section that sets each of plural axes, that include two different axes that are selected from among the three axes, as a designated axis in a predetermined order, and outputs a motion detection signal if it is judged that directions of motion, that are detected on the basis of the acceleration signals of the respective axes that were inputted to the input section, are directions of respective designated axes that have been set.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2017
    Publication date: September 7, 2017
    Inventor: JUNPEI SATO
  • Patent number: 9684013
    Abstract: A motion detecting device has: an input section to which acceleration signals, that express accelerations of respective axes of three axes of a three-dimensional orthogonal coordinate system, are respectively inputted; and a motion detecting section that sets each of plural axes, that include two different axes that are selected from among the three axes, as a designated axis in a predetermined order, and outputs a motion detection signal if it is judged that directions of motion, that are detected on the basis of the acceleration signals of the respective axes that were inputted to the input section, are directions of respective designated axes that have been set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: LAPIS SEMICONDUCTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Junpei Sato
  • Publication number: 20150276792
    Abstract: A motion detecting device has: an input section to which acceleration signals, that express accelerations of respective axes of three axes of a three-dimensional orthogonal coordinate system, are respectively inputted; and a motion detecting section that sets each of plural axes, that include two different axes that are selected from among the three axes, as a designated axis in a predetermined order, and outputs a motion detection signal if it is judged that directions of motion, that are detected on the basis of the acceleration signals of the respective axes that were inputted to the input section, are directions of respective designated axes that have been set.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2015
    Publication date: October 1, 2015
    Inventor: JUNPEI SATO
  • Patent number: 8016655
    Abstract: In a liquid crystal display 201, when a sub player touches a select button area 1206 arranged under a main game display area 2001 through a transparent touch panel 202 covering the liquid crystal display 201, the sub player can select the play of a main game. In addition, when the sub player touches a select button area 1206 arranged under the sub game display area 2002, the sub player can select a back bet game serving as a sub game. Selection by the sub player is made prior to starting the main game and the sub game.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2011
    Assignee: Universal Entertainment Corporation
    Inventor: Junpei Sato
  • Patent number: 8012008
    Abstract: Two card decks A and B are allocated to and shared by a dealer and each of “main players 1 to 5”. Two cards to be dealt respectively to the dealer and each of the main players are determined from the two card decks A and B. On the other hand, two card decks C and D are allocated to “sub player 3”. Two cards to be dealt to the sub player are determined from the two card decks C and D. In the determination, the same cards which dealt to the dealer are excluded from the two card decks C and D. Similarly, with respect to “sub player 5”, two cards to be dealt to the sub player are determined from two card decks E and F. Further, with respect to “sub player 8”, two cards to be dealt to the sub player are determined from two card decks G and H.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2011
    Assignee: Universal Entertainment Corporation
    Inventor: Junpei Sato
  • Patent number: 7662039
    Abstract: The present invention provides a multi-player gaming machine that enables players waiting for players now playing a game to end it, to enjoy another game during waiting. The multi-player gaming machine includes a main game section providing a main game which can be played by a plurality of main players at the same time for coins or the like and in which awards based on the bet coins or the like are paid out to the main players in accordance with an outcome of the game, and a sub-game section providing a sub-game in which sub-players bet playing values on the game outcome for the main players and in which awards based on the coins obtained or the like are paid out to the sub-players in accordance with an outcome of the game. The main game section sends main game status information indicating a status of the main game to the sub-game section. The sub-game section determines a bet acceptance period of the sub-game on the basis of the main game status information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2010
    Assignee: Universal Entertainment Corporation
    Inventors: Masaki Matsuno, Junpei Sato, Hirobumi Toyoda