Patents by Inventor Kiyoshi Omori

Kiyoshi Omori 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: 11442041
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a sensor includes first and second structure bodies, and a detector. The first structure body includes a supporter, and first and second deformable parts supported by the supporter. The second deformable part has at least one of a second length less than a first length of the first deformable part, a second width greater than a first width of the first deformable part, a second thickness greater than a first thickness of the first deformable part, a second Young's modulus greater than a first Young's modulus of the first deformable part, or a second spring constant greater than a first spring constant of the first deformable part. The second structure body is connected to the first structure body. A liquid is provided between the first and second structure bodies. The detector outputs a signal corresponding to a deformation of the first or second deformable part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignees: THE UNIVERSITY OF TOKYO, KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Isao Shimoyama, Minh Dung Nguyen, Thanh-Vinh Nguyen, Takanori Usami, Kazuo Watabe, Takahiro Omori, Kiyoshi Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 11270853
    Abstract: A flat switch is provided that prevents the flat switch from protruding and thereby causing a poor appearance even in a case where it is required to install a switch box so that an end part on an opening side of the switch box is not positioned on a predetermined distance or deeper side with respect to an appearance surface that is a surface of a wall. A flat switch (1) of the present invention is a flat switch (1) that is installed in a switch box (100) having a bottom part (101) and a vertical wall part (102) which is provided along an outer periphery of the bottom part (101). The switch box (100) is installed so that, with respect to an appearance surface that is a front surface of a wall, a peripheral edge part (102A) is not positioned on a predetermined distance or deeper side in a depth direction of the wall from the appearance surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: MINEBEA MITSUMI INC.
    Inventors: Kiyoshi Omori, Yasutoshi Obata
  • Publication number: 20210151264
    Abstract: A flat switch is provided that prevents the flat switch from protruding and thereby causing a poor appearance even in a case where it is required to install a switch box so that an end part on an opening side of the switch box is not positioned on a predetermined distance or deeper side with respect to an appearance surface that is a surface of a wall. A flat switch (1) of the present invention is a flat switch (1) that is installed in a switch box (100) having a bottom part (101) and a vertical wall part (102) which is provided along an outer periphery of the bottom part (101). The switch box (100) is installed so that, with respect to an appearance surface that is a front surface of a wall, a peripheral edge part (102A) is not positioned on a predetermined distance or deeper side in a depth direction of the wall from the appearance surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2018
    Publication date: May 20, 2021
    Inventors: Kiyoshi OMORI, Yasutoshi OBATA
  • Patent number: 9945748
    Abstract: A pressure sensor includes a sensor member including a sensor face to which pressure is imparted and a cover member that covers at least part of the peripheral face of the sensor member while exposing the sensor face out of one end side. With such a configuration, the sensor member can be protected from a lateral force (side pressure), whereby the sensor member can be prevented from being broken by the application of the side pressure to the sensor member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: MINEBEA MITSUMI INC.
    Inventors: Kiyoshi Omori, Hiroyuki Omae, Akira Muto, Tomoaki Watanuki
  • Patent number: 9927380
    Abstract: There is provided a detection device including: a detection electrode that is arranged at a position on an arrangement plane near a tubular body; a drive electrode that is arranged on the arrangement plane; and a controller configured to generate lines of electric force between the detection electrode and the drive electrode and to detect a state of the tubular body by detecting lines of electric force entering the detection electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: Minebea Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Akira Muto, Yasutoshi Obata, Hiroyuki Ohmae, Kiyoshi Omori, Yohei Ishii
  • Publication number: 20170359068
    Abstract: A plain-face switch according to an embodiment is the mounted-type plain-face switch that is mounted into an opening, it includes a base unit that is provided at the back of the opening, a sensor module that has a flat sensor surface facing the side of the opening and that is supported by the base unit, and a securing unit that secures the base unit to the bottom surface, which is located at the back of the opening, and the securing unit is capable of adjusting the position or the tilt of the sensor module in the depth direction with respect to the opening such that the edge surface of the sensor module at the side of the opening enters a predetermined state with respect to the opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2017
    Publication date: December 14, 2017
    Inventors: Kiyoshi OMORI, Yasutoshi OBATA
  • Patent number: 9839744
    Abstract: An occlusion detection device detects an occlusion of a flexible fluid path on either of upstream and downstream sides of a pump mechanism, the pump mechanism transporting a liquid through the fluid path by elastically deforming the fluid path. The occlusion detection device is provided with: an occlusion sensor that is disposed on the downstream side of the pump mechanism and detects an internal pressure of the fluid path during a liquid transporting operation of the pump mechanism; and a data processing circuit that analyzes on which side of the upstream and downstream sides of the pump mechanism the occlusion of the fluid path occurs, based on a change of the internal pressure of the fluid path detected by the occlusion sensor and outputs an analysis result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: Minebea Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Akira Muto, Hiroyuki Ohmae, Kiyoshi Omori
  • Publication number: 20170227413
    Abstract: A pressure sensor includes a sensor member including a sensor face to which pressure is imparted and a cover member that covers at least part of the peripheral face of the sensor member while exposing the sensor face out of one end side. With such a configuration, the sensor member can be protected from a lateral force (side pressure), whereby the sensor member can be prevented from being broken by the application of the side pressure to the sensor member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2017
    Publication date: August 10, 2017
    Applicant: MINEBEA MITSUMI Inc.
    Inventors: Kiyoshi OMORI, Hiroyuki OMAE, Akira MUTO, Tomoaki WATANUKI
  • Publication number: 20170201253
    Abstract: A planar switch that is attached to a switch attachment member provided inside an opening and embedded in the opening, includes: a switch device, at least a part of which is supported to the switch attachment member and a sensor face of which is disposed to face a side of the opening; a urging member, which is disposed between the switch attachment member and the switch device and urges the switch device toward the opening; and a distance adjusting member, which adjusts a distance between the switch device and the switch attachment member while being urged by the urging member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2017
    Publication date: July 13, 2017
    Inventors: Kiyoshi OMORI, Yasutoshi OBATA
  • Publication number: 20150374903
    Abstract: An occlusion detection device detects an occlusion of a flexible fluid path on either of upstream and downstream sides of a pump mechanism, the pump mechanism transporting a liquid through the fluid path by elastically deforming the fluid path. The occlusion detection device is provided with: an occlusion sensor that is disposed on the downstream side of the pump mechanism and detects an internal pressure of the fluid path during a liquid transporting operation of the pump mechanism; and a data processing circuit that analyzes on which side of the upstream and downstream sides of the pump mechanism the occlusion of the fluid path occurs, based on a change of the internal pressure of the fluid path detected by the occlusion sensor and outputs an analysis result.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2015
    Publication date: December 31, 2015
    Inventors: Akira MUTO, Hiroyuki OHMAE, Kiyoshi OMORI
  • Publication number: 20150276804
    Abstract: There is provided a detection device including: a detection electrode that is arranged at a position on an arrangement plane near a tubular body a drive electrode that is arranged on the arrangement plane; and a controller configured to generate lines of electric force between the detection electrode and the drive electrode and to detect a state of the tubular body by detecting lines of electric force entering the detection electrode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2015
    Publication date: October 1, 2015
    Inventors: Akira MUTO, Yasutoshi OBATA, Hiroyuki OHMAE, Kiyoshi OMORI, Yohei ISHII
  • Patent number: 8356313
    Abstract: A disc drive apparatus includes: an apparatus body to which a disc is inserted and from which the disc is ejected; a disc recording and reproducing unit having a disc loading unit configured to load the disc inserted into the apparatus body, a disc rotation drive mechanism configured to rotate the disc loaded onto the disc loading unit, an optical pickup configured to record and/or reproduce a data signal with respect to the disc, and a pickup feeding mechanism configured to convey the optical pickup in a radial direction of the disc; a disc conveying mechanism configured to insert the disc into the apparatus body and eject the disc from the apparatus body; and a conveyance drive mechanism provided in the apparatus body and configured to drive the disc conveying mechanism; wherein the apparatus body includes a shoulder which is reduced in thickness in the vicinity of an insertion end of the disc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2013
    Assignee: Sony Optiarc Inc.
    Inventors: Yusuke Izumiya, Manabu Obata, Kiyoshi Omori
  • Patent number: 8112773
    Abstract: A recording medium drive device includes: a holding unit configured to hold a recording medium inserted from a slot; a link mechanism including a plurality of arms turnably connected to each other; an eject lever activated in response to the turning motions of the link mechanism for pushing the recording medium to eject the recording medium from the slot; a drive source configured to supply a drive force for the turning operations of the link mechanism; an urging spring disposed in the link mechanism for applying an urging force in the ejecting direction to the recording medium when the recording medium is inserted from the slot; and position regulating means disposed at a position to suppress the urging spring for the recording medium, for regulating the arms of the link mechanism at the ejecting time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2012
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Hideaki Tsutsumi, Shigeru Tamura, Kiyoshi Omori, Manabu Obata, Yoichiro Mitsumoto
  • Patent number: 7966628
    Abstract: A disk transfer includes: a transfer arm rotatably supported by an apparatus body to/from which a disk-shaped recording medium is inserted and removed, when the disk-shaped recording medium is inserted, rotated in an insertion direction by being pressed by the disk-shaped recording medium, and when the disk-shaped recording medium is ejected, rotated in an ejection direction to eject the disk-shaped recording medium; and a lift section provided with a rotation axis supported at a tip end portion of the transfer arm rotatably in a direction substantially orthogonal to a main surface of the disk-shaped recording medium, and from the rotation axis, an abutting piece abuts against the disk-shaped recording medium on a front side surface in the insertion direction inserted in the apparatus body. A support piece supports a lower surface portion of the disk-shape recording medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2011
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Kiyoshi Omori, Katsunori Takahashi, Hideaki Tsutsumi
  • Patent number: 7958520
    Abstract: A disk drive device includes: a rotary arm rotatable according to loading of a disk between a draw-in position and an eject position for ejecting the disk from a housing; a drive mechanism providing driving force for the rotary arm; a link arm mechanism interconnecting the rotary arm and the drive mechanism and rotating the rotary arm from an insertion position to the eject position when ejecting the disk; and a guide cam having a guide edge on which a guide projection of the link arm mechanism slides when ejecting the disk to rotate the rotary arm in an ejecting direction via the link arm mechanism, the guide projection moving around the guide cam from insertion to ejection of the disk. Engagement between the guide projection and the guide edge is released when a force opposite to a rotation direction is applied to the rotary arm when ejecting the disk.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2011
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony NEC Optiarc Inc.
    Inventors: Keiji Jitsukawa, Noriyoshi Ishii, Kiyoshi Omori, Katsunori Takahashi, Tomoyasu Takaoka, Yuji Suzuki, Shigeru Tamura, Satoshi Muto
  • Patent number: 7856641
    Abstract: A disk drive device includes a device main body in which a disk slot for inserting and removing a disk-like recording medium is provided, a disk holding unit that rotatably holds the disk-like recording medium, a main chassis that supports the disk holding unit and a base unit, an arm unit rotatably supported on one or the other side in a plane parallel to the disk-like recording medium, an urging arm that urges the disk-like recording medium, a first centering member that supports the side of the disk-like recording medium, and a second centering member that supports the side of the disk-like recording medium. The first centering member and the second centering member are regulated in positions to support the side of the disk-like recording medium. The first centering member and the second centering member support the disk-like recording medium in a centering position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2010
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Kiyoshi Omori, Noriyoshi Ishii, Hideaki Tsutsumi, Shigeru Tamura, Katsunori Takahashi, Yuji Suzuki, Yoichiro Mitsumoto, Manabu Obata
  • Patent number: 7676819
    Abstract: A recording medium driving device which records information in or reproduces information from the recording medium, includes a device body in which a recording medium is inserted and from which the recording medium is removed, a conveying mechanism that conveys the recording medium in a loading direction and an eject direction, a mounting section on which the recording medium is mounted, a conveyance arm that moves according to movement of the recording medium in the loading direction and the eject direction and conveys the recording medium, and a driving mechanism that has a driving source for imparting a driving force for moving the conveyance arm. The conveyance arm includes a contact section that brought into contact with the recording medium and an urging member that urges the contact section in the eject direction of the recording medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2010
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Hideaki Tsutsumi, Kiyoshi Omori, Shigeru Tamura, Manabu Obata, Yoichiro Mitsumoto
  • Patent number: 7663999
    Abstract: A disc drive apparatus is adapted to be driven when incorporated into a host appliance provided with a see-through section and comprises a disc receiving section for receiving a disc-shaped recording medium, a disc rotary drive mechanism for driving the disc-shaped recording medium to rotate, a recording and/or reproduction mechanism for recording information signals on and/or reproducing information signals from the disc-shaped recording medium and an apparatus main body arranged in correspondence to the see-through section formed in the host appliance and provided with a see-through hole exposing part of the disc-shaped recording medium placed on the disc receiving section to the outside of the host appliance by way of the see-through section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2010
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Kiyoshi Omori, Takashi Ootsuka, Kunitaka Nerome, Hiroyuki Fukuchi, Manabu Yoshii, Koji Natsubori, Yoko Maruyama, Tatsuya Isoda, Tsuyoshi Abiko
  • Patent number: 7665100
    Abstract: There is provided a disk drive including first and second sliding members (69, 71) made to slide in synchronization with each other, a sliding-member movement driving mechanism (70) to move the first sliding member (69) and have the second sliding member (71) slide in synchronization with the sliding of the first sliding member (69), and a shock absorbing mechanism (83) interposed between the first and second sliding members (69, 71). The shock absorbing mechanism (83) includes a shock absorbing member (84) to absorb a difference in movement between the first and second sliding members (69, 71), caused by an external force to the optical disk brought into or to outside a housing (3) through a disk slot (21) in a direction opposite to the direction in which the optical disk (2) is loaded or ejected when the first sliding member (69) is moved by the sliding-member movement driving mechanism (70).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2010
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Takashi Aoyama, Hidekazu Seto, Kiyoshi Omori, Kiyoaki Tsuji
  • Publication number: 20090320053
    Abstract: A disc drive apparatus includes: an apparatus body to which a disc is inserted and from which the disc is ejected; a disc recording and reproducing unit having a disc loading unit configured to load the disc inserted into the apparatus body, a disc rotation drive mechanism configured to rotate the disc loaded onto the disc loading unit, an optical pickup configured to record and/or reproduce a data signal with respect to the disc, and a pickup feeding mechanism configured to convey the optical pickup in a radial direction of the disc; a disc conveying mechanism configured to insert the disc into the apparatus body and eject the disc from the apparatus body; and a conveyance drive mechanism provided in the apparatus body and configured to drive the disc conveying mechanism; wherein the apparatus body includes a shoulder which is reduced in thickness in the vicinity of an insertion end of the disc.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2009
    Publication date: December 24, 2009
    Applicant: Sony Optiarc Inc.
    Inventors: Yusuke Izumiya, Manabu Obata, Kiyoshi Omori