Patents by Inventor Kenichiro Kodama

Kenichiro Kodama 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: 20210036412
    Abstract: A vehicle antenna includes a conductor plate, a radiator plate facing the conductor plate, a feeding portion located on a same side as the conductor plate with respect to the radiator plate, a connection conductor connecting the feeding portion and the radiator plate, and a first element and a second element arranged away from each other on both sides in a vehicle-width direction of a vehicle with respect to the radiator plate, wherein the radiator plate is arranged at an inclination of equal to or less than ±15 degrees with respect to a vertical plane perpendicular to a horizontal plane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2020
    Publication date: February 4, 2021
    Applicant: AGC Inc.
    Inventors: Kenichiro KODAMA, Koki MIKAMO, Fuminori WATANABE, Shoichi TAKEUCHI
  • Patent number: 9954281
    Abstract: An antenna device includes a feed terminal configured to feed a first radio-frequency signal at one end part of an antenna element having both end parts, a feed terminal capable of feeding a second radio-frequency signal concurrently with the first radio-frequency signal at the other end part, and a grounding terminal configured to connect to a grounding point at a substantially center part. Based on this, signals in plural frequency bands are allowed to be concurrently used in common in one antenna element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventor: Kenichiro Kodama
  • Patent number: 9933910
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is electronic equipment having a wireless communication function. The electronic equipment includes: an antenna element arranged in such a manner that at least part of the antenna element overlaps an input area used as an input interface on an enclosure of the electronic equipment; a wireless section adapted to perform wireless communication using the antenna element; and an input detection section adapted to detect user input to the input area based on the state of the antenna element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Minoru Wakabayashi, Kenichiro Kodama
  • Patent number: 9913119
    Abstract: To propose an information processing apparatus, information processing method and storage medium which enable acquisition of information useful for estimation of realistic human relationship. [Solution] An information processing apparatus includes: a communication unit configured to be able to communicate with another information processing apparatus by using a plurality of communication schemes; and a control unit configured to, when communication with the another information processing apparatus is successful, store in a storage medium a log in which identification information corresponding to the another information processing apparatus acquired from the another information processing apparatus through the communication unit and communication scheme information indicating a communication scheme with which the communication is successful are associated with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kenichiro Kodama
  • Publication number: 20170164172
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes: a communication unit configured to be able to communicate with another information processing apparatus by using a plurality of communication schemes; and a control unit configured to, when communication with the another information processing apparatus is successful, store in a storage medium a log in which identification information corresponding to the another information processing apparatus acquired from die another information processing apparatus through the communication unit and communication scheme information indicating a communication scheme with which the communication is successful are associated with each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2014
    Publication date: June 8, 2017
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kenichiro KODAMA
  • Patent number: 9544405
    Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure provide a terminal device that includes an antenna element and an interface component. The antenna element is mounted on a casing of the terminal device to transmit/receive electromagnetic waves. The interface component is configured to couple an external device with the terminal device for a wired transmission. The interface component includes a metal shell configured to have a fixed potential state to shield the wired transmission from noise when the interface component is active for the wired transmission, and to have a floating state to avoid affecting the antenna element for transmitting/receiving electromagnetic waves when the interface component is idle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Mobile Communications Inc.
    Inventors: Kenichiro Kodama, Tomoo Kobayashi, Tomokazu Fujiwara
  • Patent number: 9379758
    Abstract: A wireless communication apparatus, includes: a second circuit board; a wireless communication processing circuit accommodated in the second circuit board; a first signal line that connects a first ground potential portion of the first circuit board with a first antenna feed point of the wireless communication processing circuit, wherein the first signal line and the first ground potential portion are configured to operate as a first antenna; a second signal line that connects the first circuit board with the second circuit board and is configured to convey a baseband signal; and a circuit element that is connected to the second signal line and is configured to block RF signals that are sent and received by the wireless communication processing circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Mobile Communications Inc.
    Inventor: Kenichiro Kodama
  • Patent number: 9325064
    Abstract: A mobile terminal that includes a first antenna element disposed in proximity to a first side of the mobile terminal, a second antenna element disposed in proximity to a second side of the mobile terminal, and a third antenna element disposed in proximity to a third side of the mobile terminal. The mobile terminal further including a switching mechanism that switches between a first connection mode in which the first and second antenna elements are feed elements and the third antenna element is a parasitic element, and a second connection mode in which the first and third antenna elements are feed elements, and a control unit that controls the switching mechanism to switch between the first connection mode and the second connection mode in accordance with a predetermined condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Mobile Communications Inc.
    Inventors: Kenichiro Kodama, Aiko Yoshida, Akihiro Bungo
  • Publication number: 20160099738
    Abstract: A wireless communication apparatus, includes: a second circuit board; a wireless communication processing circuit accommodated in the second circuit board; a first signal line that connects a first ground potential portion of the first circuit board with a first antenna feed point of the wireless communication processing circuit, wherein the first signal line and the first ground potential portion are configured to operate as a first antenna; a second signal line that connects the first circuit board with the second circuit board and is configured to convey a baseband signal; and a circuit element that is connected to the second signal line and is configured to block RF signals that are sent and received by the wireless communication processing circuit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2014
    Publication date: April 7, 2016
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Kenichiro KODAMA
  • Patent number: 9306280
    Abstract: A mobile terminal that includes a first antenna element disposed in proximity to a first side of the mobile terminal, a second antenna element disposed in proximity to a second side of the mobile terminal, and a third antenna element disposed in proximity to a third side of the mobile terminal. The mobile terminal further including a switching mechanism that switches between a first connection mode in which the first and second antenna elements are feed elements and the third antenna element is a parasitic element, and a second connection mode in which the first and third antenna elements are feed elements, and a control unit that controls the switching mechanism to switch between the first connection mode and the second connection mode in accordance with a predetermined condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Mobile Communications Inc.
    Inventors: Kenichiro Kodama, Aiko Yoshida, Akihiro Bungo
  • Patent number: 9287618
    Abstract: A mobile terminal that includes a first antenna element disposed in proximity to a first side of the mobile terminal, a second antenna element disposed in proximity to a second side of the mobile terminal, and a third antenna element disposed in proximity to a third side of the mobile terminal. The mobile terminal further including a switching mechanism that switches between a first connection mode in which the first and second antenna elements are feed elements and the third antenna element is a parasitic element, and a second connection mode in which the first and third antenna elements are feed elements, and a control unit that controls the switching mechanism to switch between the first connection mode and the second connection mode in accordance with a predetermined condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Mobile Communications Inc.
    Inventors: Kenichiro Kodama, Aiko Yoshida, Akihiro Bungo
  • Publication number: 20150270610
    Abstract: An antenna device includes a feed terminal configured to feed a first radio-frequency signal at one end part of an antenna element having both end parts, a feed terminal capable of feeding a second radio-frequency signal concurrently with the first radio-frequency signal at the other end part, and a grounding terminal configured to connect to a grounding point at a substantially center part. Based on this, signals in plural frequency bands are allowed to be concurrently used in common in one antenna element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2012
    Publication date: September 24, 2015
    Applicant: Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
    Inventor: Kenichiro Kodama
  • Publication number: 20150207225
    Abstract: A mobile terminal that includes a first antenna element disposed in proximity to a first side of the mobile terminal, a second antenna element disposed in proximity to a second side of the mobile terminal, and a third antenna element disposed in proximity to a third side of the mobile terminal. The mobile terminal further including a switching mechanism that switches between a first connection mode in which the first and second antenna elements are feed elements and the third antenna element is a parasitic element, and a second connection mode in which the first and third antenna elements are feed elements, and a control unit that controls the switching mechanism to switch between the first connection mode and the second connection mode in accordance with a predetermined condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2015
    Publication date: July 23, 2015
    Applicant: SONY MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Kenichiro Kodama, Aiko Yoshida, Akihiro Bungo
  • Publication number: 20150123859
    Abstract: A mobile terminal that includes a first antenna element disposed in proximity to a first side of the mobile terminal, a second antenna element disposed in proximity to a second side of the mobile terminal, and a third antenna element disposed in proximity to a third side of the mobile terminal. The mobile terminal further including a switching mechanism that switches between a first connection mode in which the first and second antenna elements are feed elements and the third antenna element is a parasitic element, and a second connection mode in which the first and third antenna elements are feed elements, and a control unit that controls the switching mechanism to switch between the first connection mode and the second connection mode in accordance with a predetermined condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2015
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Applicants: SONY CORPORATION, SONY MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Kenichiro KODAMA, Aiko Yoshida, Akihiro Bungo
  • Publication number: 20150054730
    Abstract: There is provided a wristband type information processing apparatus including a band unit configured to be worn on a wrist of a user, a projection unit configured to project an image on a hand wearing the band unit, and a control unit configured to control the projection unit in a manner that at least one of an image that is stored in a storage unit and an image that is input from an external apparatus is projected on the hand.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Kenichiro KODAMA
  • Publication number: 20150049054
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is electronic equipment having a wireless communication function. The electronic equipment includes: an antenna element arranged in such a manner that at least part of the antenna element overlaps an input area used as an input interface on an enclosure of the electronic equipment; a wireless section adapted to perform wireless communication using the antenna element; and an input detection section adapted to detect user input to the input area based on the state of the antenna element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2014
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventors: Minoru Wakabayashi, Kenichiro Kodama
  • Patent number: 8884828
    Abstract: A wireless terminal including a display device; a first conductive plate that supports the display device; a second conductive plate that supports the display device; a circuit board including a ground pattern that is connected to the first conductive plate; a radio frequency (RF) circuit mounted on the circuit board; and a first feeding unit connected to the RF circuit and disposed between the first and second conductive plates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Mobile Communications Inc.
    Inventor: Kenichiro Kodama
  • Publication number: 20130176189
    Abstract: A mobile terminal that includes a first antenna element disposed in proximity to a first side of the mobile terminal, a second antenna element disposed in proximity to a second side of the mobile terminal, and a third antenna element disposed in proximity to a third side of the mobile terminal. The mobile terminal further including a switching mechanism that switches between a first connection mode in which the first and second antenna elements are feed elements and the third antenna element is a parasitic element, and a second connection mode in which the first and third antenna elements are feed elements, and a control unit that controls the switching mechanism to switch between the first connection mode and the second connection mode in accordance with a predetermined condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2012
    Publication date: July 11, 2013
    Applicant: Sony Mobile Communications Japan, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenichiro KODAMA, Aiko YOSHIDA, Akihiro BUNGO
  • Publication number: 20130093631
    Abstract: A wireless terminal including a display device; a first conductive plate that supports the display device; a second conductive plate that supports the display device; a circuit board including a ground pattern that is connected to the first conductive plate; a radio frequency (RF) circuit mounted on the circuit board; and a first feeding unit connected to the RF circuit and disposed between the first and second conductive plates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2012
    Publication date: April 18, 2013
    Applicant: Sony Mobile Communications Japan, Inc.
    Inventor: Kenichiro KODAMA
  • Patent number: 8290550
    Abstract: An electromagnetic field strength reducing device includes a high-frequency wave eliminator that eliminates a high frequency component from an electrical signal input from a signal source. An electrical signal line is disposed between the high-frequency wave eliminator and the electrical member so as to convey the electrical signal with the high frequency component eliminated to an electrical member. The device also includes a resonant-frequency regulator connected between the electrical signal line and ground to cause the electrical signal line to be resonant at a frequency used for radio communication. The electromagnetic field strength reducing device may be employed in a portable electronic device with a HAC standard radio frequency communication compliance requirement, and use a corresponding method to eliminate the high frequency component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Sony Mobile Communications Japan, Inc.
    Inventor: Kenichiro Kodama