Patents by Inventor Kenji TAKAHAMA

Kenji TAKAHAMA 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: 11227731
    Abstract: A switch includes a housing, a movable member reciprocable in a movement direction relative to the housing and including an operation part located at an end of the movable member outside the housing, and a guide that guides the movable member in the movement direction. The operation part has a plurality of slopes extending linearly from the operation surface toward a distal end of the movable member outside the housing, sloping away from a central axis of the movable member toward the operation surface, and sloping in directions intersecting with one another as viewed in the movement direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Kenji Kuroki, Yuya Kudo, Kenji Takahama
  • Patent number: 11201021
    Abstract: A switch includes a housing, a movable member reciprocable in the movement direction relative to the housing and including an operation part located at an end of the movable member outside the housing, a guide that guides the movable member in the movement direction, and a sealant sealing a gap between the movable member and the housing inside the compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Kenji Kuroki, Yuya Kudo, Kenji Takahama
  • Publication number: 20210090825
    Abstract: A switch used in an operation device such as a mouse has flexibility, and includes a movable member in which a first end side is fixed as a swing fulcrum and a second end side swings, and a pressing member that presses a portion between the first end and the second end of the movable member by receiving a pressing force from an outside source. Bent portions that are bent in a swinging direction are formed in side portions of the movable member. When the movable member warps by being pressed by the pressing member, the bent portions resist against the warping of the movable member, and therefore an operator can have click feeling.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2020
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Applicant: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroaki FUJINO, Kenji TAKAHAMA, Yoshinori IJIRI, Kazufumi OSAKI, Keigo NAKAHATA
  • Publication number: 20200372249
    Abstract: An information processing method and apparatus is provided for obtaining a captured image; detecting a character region from the captured image; performing association processing between expense type information specified from each of one or more receipts which are identified by using a detection result of the character region from the captured image and expense amount information specified from each of the one or more receipts in the captured image; and outputting an expense report obtained based on the association processing between the merchant information of each of one or more receipts and the one or more pieces of expense amount information of each of the one or more receipts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2020
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Inventors: Ryoji Iwamura, Shingo Murata, Kazuaki Fujita, Kenji Takahama
  • Publication number: 20200372278
    Abstract: An information processing method and apparatus are provided that performs operations including identifying, from an image obtained via an image capture device, at least one character string that is relevant in identifying information to be extracted from the image; defining an area, within the image, that includes information as an information extraction area, the information including a plurality of information elements; selecting a region within the defined area where the information to be extracted is expected to be present using a feature within the defined area; removing the feature from the selected region and correcting one or more errors associated with the information caused by the removal of the feature and extracting one or more alphanumeric characters from the corrected information, wherein the extracted one or more alphanumeric characters correspond to the elements of the information and are associated with a respective one of the at least one character strings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2020
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Inventors: Ryoji Iwamura, Shingo Murata, Kazuaki Fujita, Kenji Takahama
  • Publication number: 20200243281
    Abstract: A switch includes a housing, a movable member reciprocable in a movement direction relative to the housing and including an operation part located at an end of the movable member outside the housing, and a guide that guides the movable member in the movement direction. The operation part has a plurality of slopes extending linearly from the operation surface toward a distal end of the movable member outside the housing, sloping away from a central axis of the movable member toward the operation surface, and sloping in directions intersecting with one another as viewed in the movement direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2018
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Applicant: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Kenji KUROKI, Yuya KUDO, Kenji TAKAHAMA
  • Publication number: 20200219681
    Abstract: A switch includes a housing, a movable member reciprocable in the movement direction relative to the housing and including an operation part located at an end of the movable member outside the housing, a guide that guides the movable member in the movement direction, and a sealant sealing a gap between the movable member and the housing inside the compartment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2018
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Applicant: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Kenji KUROKI, Yuya KUDO, Kenji TAKAHAMA
  • Patent number: 9779897
    Abstract: The switch includes the base, a plurality of the fixed contact terminals, the sliding body, the operation lever, the coil spring, and the cover. From above the base, the fixed contact terminals, the sliding body, the operation lever, and the coil spring are mounted to the base, and the sliding body is pressed against the operation lever to position the operation lever. The cover is mounted to the base from above so as to press the operation lever by the pressing portion of the cover and cause the operation lever to rotate to an initial position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Kenji Shinohara, Kenji Takahama, Naoki Torikai, Hiromitsu Kokabu, Katsutoshi Kondo
  • Publication number: 20170011872
    Abstract: The switch includes the base, a plurality of the fixed contact terminals, the sliding body, the operation lever, the coil spring, and the cover. From above the base, the fixed contact terminals, the sliding body, the operation lever, and the coil spring are mounted to the base, and the sliding body is pressed against the operation lever to position the operation lever. The cover is mounted to the base from above so as to press the operation lever by the pressing portion of the cover and cause the operation lever to rotate to an initial position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2014
    Publication date: January 12, 2017
    Applicant: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Kenji SHINOHARA, Kenji TAKAHAMA, Naoki TORIKAI, Hiromitsu KOKABU, Katsutoshi KONDO