Patents by Inventor Masaho Morita

Masaho Morita 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: 20140102869
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an operating device including: a circuit board; a frame arranged on top of the circuit board; a plate-shaped operating member located on top of the frame, the plate-shaped operating member including a surface touched by a user's finger and a touch sensor adapted to detect the position of the user's finger that has touched the surface, the plate-shaped operating member being arranged to be able to move up and down so that the operating member can be pressed by the user; and an elastic member arranged between the frame and operating member to bias the operating member upward.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2013
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Applicant: Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
    Inventor: Masaho Morita
  • Patent number: 8302114
    Abstract: A carrying section of a disk apparatus includes a pair of arms disposed in a substantially symmetrical relationship with respect to the carrying direction of a disk in the proximity of the opposite ends of an opening formed in a housing such that the arms pivot around end portions thereof adjacent the opening in synchronism with each other in directions toward and away from each other, and a biasing element which biases the arms in a direction in which ends of the arms remote from the opening approach each other. The arms individually have rollers provided thereon which grip and carry the disk to a predetermined position. At least one of the rollers is rotated by the driving member to carry the disk.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Aki Yoguchi, Takamasa Araki, Takeshi Igarashi, Masaho Morita, Isao Okuyama
  • Publication number: 20110239233
    Abstract: A carrying section of a disk apparatus includes a pair of arms disposed in a substantially symmetrical relationship with respect to the carrying direction of a disk in the proximity of the opposite ends of an opening formed in a housing such that the arms pivot around end portions thereof adjacent the opening in synchronism with each other in directions toward and away from each other, and a biasing element which biases the arms in a direction in which ends of the arms remote from the opening approach each other. The arms individually have rollers provided thereon which grip and carry the disk to a predetermined position. At least one of the rollers is rotated by the driving member to carry the disk. A controller includes a state decision section which decides a carrying state of the disk and a driving control section which stops, if it is decided that part of the disk is carried out to the outside of the housing, the driving of the driving means in a state wherein the rollers grip the disk.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2011
    Publication date: September 29, 2011
    Applicant: SONY COMPUTER ENTERTAINMENT INC.
    Inventors: Aki YOGUCHI, Takamasa ARAKI, Takeshi IGARASHI, Masaho MORITA, Isao OKUYAMA
  • Patent number: 7979871
    Abstract: A disk apparatus for preventing a disk from being dropped while being inserted or removed therein, including a housing on which an opening through which a disk is inserted into and extracted from is formed; a carrying unit for performing carrying-in and carrying-out of the disk into the housing; first and second motors for driving the carrying means, and for rotating the disk; an optical unit for reading and recording information to/from the disk; and a control unit for controlling the entire apparatus; the carrying unit including a pair of arms disposed in a substantially symmetrical relationship with respect to the carrying direction of the disk in the proximity of the ends of the opening such that the arms pivot around end portions thereof adjacent to the opening in synchronism with each other in directions toward and away from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2011
    Assignee: Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Aki Yoguchi, Takamasa Araki, Takeshi Igarashi, Masaho Morita, Isao Okuyama
  • Patent number: 7647602
    Abstract: A disc device includes: a casing including: a casing body that has a housing section of a disc 4 and houses a device body including a drive unit for rotating the disc 4; and a cover section rotatably supported on the casing body for closing the housing section. The casing includes: a rotation stop mechanism 5 for stopping rotation of the disc 4 when the cover section is opened. The rotation stop mechanism 5 includes a lever 6 rotatably supported on the casing body and having a contact section 631 contacting with the disc 4 when the cover section is opened; a biasing unit 7 provided on the lever 6 for biasing the contact section 631 toward an edge face of the disc 4; and a first releasing unit 13B provided in a protruding state on the cover section, the releasing unit 13B contacting with the lever 6 to rotate the lever 6 for releasing contact between the contact section 631 and the disc 4 when the cover section is closed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2010
    Assignee: Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
    Inventor: Masaho Morita
  • Publication number: 20080282280
    Abstract: A disc device includes: a casing including: a casing body that has a housing section of a disc 4 and houses a device body including a drive unit for rotating the disc 4; and a cover section rotatably supported on the casing body for closing the housing section. The casing includes: a rotation stop mechanism 5 for stopping rotation of the disc 4 when the cover section is opened. The rotation stop mechanism 5 includes a lever 6 rotatably supported on the casing body and having a contact section 631 contacting with the disc 4 when the cover section is opened; a biasing unit 7 provided on the lever 6 for biasing the contact section 631 toward an edge face of the disc 4; and a first releasing unit 13B provided in a protruding state on the cover section, the releasing unit 13B contacting with the lever 6 to rotate the lever 6 for releasing contact between the contact section 631 and the disc 4 when the cover section is closed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2005
    Publication date: November 13, 2008
    Inventor: Masaho Morita
  • Publication number: 20070271574
    Abstract: A carrying section of a disk apparatus includes a pair of arms disposed in a substantially symmetrical relationship with respect to the carrying direction of a disk in the proximity of the opposite ends of an opening formed in a housing such that the arms pivot around end portions thereof adjacent the opening in synchronism with each other in directions toward and away from each other, and a biasing element which biases the arms in a direction in which ends of the arms remote from the opening approach each other. The arms individually have rollers provided thereon which grip and carry the disk to a predetermined position. At least one of the rollers is rotated by the driving member to carry the disk. A controller includes a state decision section which decides a carrying state of the disk and a driving control section which stops, if it is decided that part of the disk is carried out to the outside of the housing, the driving of the driving means in a state wherein the rollers grip the disk.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2007
    Publication date: November 22, 2007
    Inventors: Aki YOGUCHI, Takamasa ARAKI, Takeshi IGARASHI, Masaho MORITA, Isao OKUYAMA