Patents by Inventor Kenya Yasutomi

Kenya Yasutomi 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: 20200342433
    Abstract: A payment terminal includes a magnetic card reader slot having a magnetic head, an IC card reader slot configured to be front of a user, and a first board with a touch area for a contactless payment arranged diagonally upward toward the user. The magnetic card reader slot is arranged toward the user obliquely upward with respect to a direction parallel to the plane. The magnetic card reader slot and the IC card reader slot are arranged, so that a swipe direction of the magnetic card into the magnetic card reader slot and an insertion direction of an IC card into the IC card reader slot are substantially perpendicular to each other. The magnetic card reader slot, the IC card reader slot, and the first board are arranged in this order from the plane in a height direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2019
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Applicant: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kenya YASUTOMI, Bunzo GOTO, Takeshi GOTO, Tadayuki TAKANASHI, Akihito SHIMODE, Ryota MINAMI
  • Patent number: 9798906
    Abstract: A transaction terminal device is provided. The device includes a magnetic head module that supports a magnetic head which reads a magnetic card. A plurality of communication antennas that communicate according to different standards are arranged at a same end of a housing as the magnetic head module. The magnetic head module includes a line-shaped metal urging member that exerts urging force to the magnetic head in a passing path direction of the magnetic card. The line-shaped metal urging member has a first straight portion exerting the urging force to the magnetic head in a direction perpendicular to the first straight portion when viewed from a side view of the transaction terminal device. Even though a communication antenna is arranged close to the magnetic head, a reradiated radio wave generated from the metal urging member of the magnetic head is reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kenya Yasutomi, Tsutomu Kojitani
  • Patent number: 9679166
    Abstract: Provided is a settlement terminal device including a housing that includes a first face which has an operation display face, a second face which is disposed on an opposite side to the operation display face, and a step portion which is formed on one end side of the second face so as to be substantially parallel to an edge side of the one end side. A length of the housing in a thickness direction on the one end side adjacent to the step portion is larger than a length of the housing in the thickness direction which is located closer to the other end side than the step portion. An insecure region that does not have tamper resistance is formed on one end side of the housing. A secure region that has tamper resistance is formed on the other end side of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kenya Yasutomi, Tsutomu Kojitani
  • Publication number: 20170083726
    Abstract: A transaction terminal device is provided. The device includes a magnetic head module that supports a magnetic head which reads a magnetic card. A plurality of communication antennas that communicate according to different standards are arranged at a same end of a housing as the magnetic head module. The magnetic head module includes a line-shaped metal urging member that exerts urging force to the magnetic head in a passing path direction of the magnetic card. The line-shaped metal urging member has a first straight portion exerting the urging force to the magnetic head in a direction perpendicular to the first straight portion when viewed from a side view of the transaction terminal device. Even though a communication antenna is arranged close to the magnetic head, a reradiated radio wave generated from the metal urging member of the magnetic head is reduced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2016
    Publication date: March 23, 2017
    Applicant: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kenya YASUTOMI, Tsutomu KOJITANI
  • Patent number: 9542575
    Abstract: In a transaction terminal device, a magnetic head module that supports a magnetic head which reads a magnetic card, and a plurality of communication antennas used for communications according to different standards are arranged at the same end within a housing. The magnetic head module includes a line-shaped metal urging member that exerts urging force to a magnetic head in a passing path direction of the magnetic card. Even though a communication antenna is arranged close to the magnetic head, a reradiated radio wave generated from the metal urging member of the magnetic head receiving a radio wave radiated from an adjacent communication antenna is reduced, and communication quality is secured. Accordingly, even though the communication antenna is arranged close to the magnetic head that reads the magnetic card, the transaction terminal device can normally complete the transaction using the read magnetic card.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kenya Yasutomi, Tsutomu Kojitani
  • Publication number: 20160126999
    Abstract: A mobile terminal apparatus includes a casing in which a circuit board, a battery pack, and a power receptor are provided. A power feeder is provided in the battery pack and is connected to the power receptor. Terminal plates, with each having one end held on one surface which is included in the power receptor, and having two widest surfaces which are parallel to each other, one of which faces and is parallel to one of two widest surfaces of an adjacent terminal plate. The terminal plates are aligned along a direction orthogonal to the two widest surfaces. A flexible circuit board includes a flexible bendable portion provided along the direction in which the terminal plates are aligned and connects the circuit board to the power receptor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2016
    Publication date: May 5, 2016
    Applicant: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Keita ENDO, Teruo KATO, Futoshi KURIYAMA, Tatsuo SAWADA, Kenya YASUTOMI, Chizu FUKAO, Kotaro YOSHIDA, Daigo IMANO
  • Patent number: 9270795
    Abstract: In a communication antenna unit which is stored inside a casing, a flexible circuit board is supported by a support member in a bent state. A first antenna conductor pattern which configures a first communication antenna and a human body sensor are substantially formed on a flat plane section of the flexible circuit board adjacent to a curved section of the flexible circuit board. A second antenna conductor pattern which configures a second communication antenna is substantially formed on the curved section. The first antenna conductor pattern and the second antenna conductor pattern are connected to each other through an inductor coil which configures a resonant circuit portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Keita Endo, Teruo Kato, Futoshi Kuriyama, Tatsuo Sawada, Kenya Yasutomi, Chizu Fukao, Kotaro Yoshida, Daigo Imano
  • Publication number: 20160034725
    Abstract: In a transaction terminal device, a magnetic head module that supports a magnetic head which reads a magnetic card, and a plurality of communication antennas used for communications according to different standards are arranged at the same end within a housing. The magnetic head module includes a line-shaped metal urging member that exerts urging force to a magnetic head in a passing path direction of the magnetic card. Even though a communication antenna is arranged close to the magnetic head, a reradiated radio wave generated from the metal urging member of the magnetic head receiving a radio wave radiated from an adjacent communication antenna is reduced, and communication quality is secured. Accordingly, even though the communication antenna is arranged close to the magnetic head that reads the magnetic card, the transaction terminal device can normally complete the transaction using the read magnetic card.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2015
    Publication date: February 4, 2016
    Applicant: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kenya YASUTOMI, Tsutomu KOJITANI
  • Publication number: 20150278557
    Abstract: Provided is a settlement terminal device including a housing that includes a first face which has an operation display face, a second face which is disposed on an opposite side to the operation display face, and a step portion which is formed on one end side of the second face so as to be substantially parallel to an edge side of the one end side. A length of the housing in a thickness direction on the one end side adjacent to the step portion is larger than a length of the housing in the thickness direction which is located closer to the other end side than the step portion. An insecure region that does not have tamper resistance is formed on one end side of the housing. A secure region that has tamper resistance is formed on the other end side of the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2015
    Publication date: October 1, 2015
    Applicant: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kenya YASUTOMI, Tsutomu KOJITANI
  • Publication number: 20140171159
    Abstract: In a communication antenna unit which is stored inside a casing, a flexible circuit board is supported by a support member in a bent state. A first antenna conductor pattern which configures a first communication antenna and a human body sensor are substantially formed on a flat plane section of the flexible circuit board adjacent to a curved section of the flexible circuit board. A second antenna conductor pattern which configures a second communication antenna is substantially formed on the curved section. The first antenna conductor pattern and the second antenna conductor pattern are connected to each other through an inductor coil which configures a resonant circuit portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2013
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Applicant: PANASONIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Keita ENDO, Teruo KATO, Futoshi KURIYAMA, Tatsuo SAWADA, Kenya YASUTOMI, Chizu FUKAO, Kotaro YOSHIDA, Daigo IMANO
  • Patent number: 8567666
    Abstract: A light guiding device used for a reader/writer device for a noncontact communication medium is provided with a light guide plate having a transparent main body part which can transmit light inputted from an LED and a protruding part protruding from a part of an end surface of the transparent main body part. A diffusely reflecting part is provided on a lower surface side of the transparent main body part, and a first light emitting part is provided on an upper surface side of the transparent main body part. Reflecting parts are provided on an upper surface side and a lower surface side of the protruding part, and second light emitting part is provided at a leading end. of the protruding part. When the first light emitting part is covered by the noncontact communication medium, the second light emitting part can check a light emitting state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Takayuki Takahashi, Ryota Minami, Kenya Yasutomi, Takayuki Konishi
  • Patent number: 8348156
    Abstract: A light guiding device can be used for a reader/writer device (1) for a noncontact communication medium. The light guiding device includes a light guide plate (10) which includes: a transparent main body part (17) which can transmit light inputted from an LED (9); and a protruding part (18) which is provided so as to protrude from a part of an end surface of the transparent main body part (17). A diffusely reflecting part (19) is provided on a lower surface side of the transparent main body part (17), and a first light emitting part (7) is provided on an upper surface side of the transparent main body part (17). Reflecting parts (21) are provided on an upper surface side and a lower surface side of the protruding part (18), and a second light emitting part (8) is provided at a leading end of the protruding part (18). In the case where the first light emitting part (7) is covered by the noncontact communication medium, the second light emitting part (8) makes it possible to check a light emitting state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Takayuki Takahashi, Ryota Minami, Kenya Yasutomi, Takayuki Konishi
  • Publication number: 20130001307
    Abstract: A light guiding device used for a reader/writer device for a noncontact communication medium is provided with a light guide plate having a transparent main body part which can transmit light inputted from an LED and a protruding part protruding from a part of an end surface of the transparent main body part. A diffusely reflecting part is provided on a lower surface side of the transparent main body part, and a first light emitting part is provided on an upper surface side of the transparent main body part. Reflecting parts are provided on an upper surface side and a lower surface side of the protruding part, and second light emitting part is provided at a leading end. of the protruding part. When the first light emitting part is covered by the noncontact communication medium, the second light emitting part can check a light emitting state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2012
    Publication date: January 3, 2013
    Applicant: PANASONIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takayuki Takahashi, Ryota Minami, Kenya Yasutomi, Takayuki Konishi
  • Patent number: 8286864
    Abstract: A light guiding device can be used for a reader/writer device (1) for a noncontact communication medium. The light guiding device includes a light guide plate (10) which includes: a transparent main body part (17) which can transmit light inputted from an LED (9); and a protruding part (18) which is provided so as to protrude from a part of an end surface of the transparent main body part (17). A diffusely reflecting part (19) is provided on a lower surface side of the transparent main body part (17), and a first light emitting part (7) is provided on an upper surface side of the transparent main body part (17). Reflecting parts (21) are provided on an upper surface side and a lower surface side of the protruding part (18), and a second light emitting part (8) is provided at a leading end of the protruding part (18). In the case where the first light emitting part (7) is covered by the noncontact communication medium, the second light emitting part (8) makes it possible to check a light emitting state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Takayuki Takahashi, Ryota Minami, Kenya Yasutomi, Takayuki Konishi
  • Publication number: 20110011935
    Abstract: A light guiding device can be used for a reader/writer device (1) for a noncontact communication medium. The light guiding device includes a light guide plate (10) which includes: a transparent main body part (17) which can transmit light inputted from an LED (9); and a protruding part (18) which is provided so as to protrude from a part of an end surface of the transparent main body part (17). A diffusely reflecting part (19) is provided on a lower surface side of the transparent main body part (17), and a first light emitting part (7) is provided on an upper surface side of the transparent main body part (17). Reflecting parts (21) are provided on an upper surface side and a lower surface side of the protruding part (18), and a second light emitting part (8) is provided at a leading end of the protruding part (18). In the case where the first light emitting part (7) is covered by the noncontact communication medium, the second light emitting part (8) makes it possible to check a light emitting state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2009
    Publication date: January 20, 2011
    Applicant: PANASONIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takayuki Takahashi, Ryota Minami, Kenya Yasutomi, Takayuki Konishi
  • Patent number: D764458
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takeshi Jobetto, Tsutomu Kojitani, Kenya Yasutomi