Patents by Inventor Masataka Tokoro

Masataka Tokoro 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: 9910461
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a circuit board attachment structure comprise a housing to which a circuit board is attached, a mount provided on the housing and provided outside a portion of the housing where the circuit board is attached, holding piece detachably attached to the mount and pressing the circuit board against the housing with a predetermined force, and fixing unit for detachably fixing the holding piece to the mount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Toshikazu Shiroishi, Chiari Shimizu, Masataka Tokoro
  • Patent number: 9820394
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a circuit board attachment structure comprise a housing to which the circuit board is attached, a mount provided on the housing and provided outside a portion of the housing where the circuit board is attached, a holding piece extending from the mount to and on the circuit board and sandwiching the circuit board with the housing, and a conductive gasket contacting the circuit board. The gasket is provided at least in a region where the circuit board is sandwiched between the holding piece and the housing, and the gasket is pressed between the holding piece and the housing, and the circuit board and the housing is electrically connected to each other via the pressed gasket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Hiromichi Suzuki, Masataka Tokoro
  • Publication number: 20170105295
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a circuit board attachment structure comprise a housing to which the circuit board is attached, a mount provided on the housing and provided outside a portion of the housing where the circuit board is attached, a holding piece extending from the mount to and on the circuit board and sandwiching the circuit board with the housing, and a conductive gasket contacting the circuit board. The gasket is provided at least in a region where the circuit board is sandwiched between the holding piece and the housing, and the gasket is pressed between the holding piece and the housing, and the circuit board and the housing is electrically connected to each other via the pressed gasket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2016
    Publication date: April 13, 2017
    Inventors: Hiromichi Suzuki, Masataka Tokoro
  • Publication number: 20170105298
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a circuit board attachment structure comprise a housing to which a circuit board is attached, a mount provided on the housing and provided outside a portion of the housing where the circuit board is attached, holding piece detachably attached to the mount and pressing the circuit board against the housing with a predetermined force, and fixing unit for detachably fixing the holding piece to the mount.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2016
    Publication date: April 13, 2017
    Inventors: Toshikazu Shiroishi, Chiari Shimizu, Masataka Tokoro
  • Patent number: 9575513
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an electronic device includes a first housing, a second housing, a third housing and a first movable member. The first housing includes a first opening through which the electronic device is capable of being coupled to an external coupling apparatus. The second housing is rotatably connected to the first housing. The third housing is removably attached to the second housing. The first movable member is across the first housing and the second housing, movable between a first position at which the third housing is locked to the second housing and a second position at which the third housing is capable of being unlocked from the second housing, and is configured to be restricted from moving from the first position to the second position when the electronic device is coupled through the first opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Hisaya Nishioka, Masataka Tokoro
  • Publication number: 20160062414
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an electronic device includes a first housing, a second housing, a third housing and a first movable member. The first housing includes a first opening through which the electronic device is capable of being coupled to an external coupling apparatus. The second housing is rotatably connected to the first housing. The third housing is removably attached to the second housing. The first movable member is across the first housing and the second housing, movable between a first position at which the third housing is locked to the second housing and a second position at which the third housing is capable of being unlocked from the second housing, and is configured to be restricted from moving from the first position to the second position when the electronic device is coupled through the first opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2015
    Publication date: March 3, 2016
    Inventors: Hisaya NISHIOKA, Masataka TOKORO
  • Patent number: 9268369
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an electronic apparatus includes a first unit, a second unit, first magnets, and second magnets. The first magnets are at the first unit and include south poles and north poles configured to face in a direction from the first unit toward the second unit or in an opposite direction to the direction. The south pole and the north pole of one of any adjacent two of the first magnets face in opposite directions to facing directions of the south pole and the north pole of the other. The second magnets are at the second unit and configured to face the first magnets. The second magnets include a south pole which faces one of the north poles of the first magnets and a north pole which faces one of the south poles of the first magnets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Yuichi Hirai, Masataka Tokoro
  • Publication number: 20150268694
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an electronic apparatus includes a device body with a bottom wall, a tilt structure at the bottom wall configured to support the device body on a mounting surface with being inclined at a tilt angle to the mounting surface, and a support stand at the device body configured to be movable in a direction parallel to the mounting surface between a stored position wherein the support stand is housed in device body and a pulled out position wherein the support stand is pulled out rearward from the rear part of the device body to support the device body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2014
    Publication date: September 24, 2015
    Inventors: Shinji Hiratomo, Masataka Tokoro
  • Patent number: 9137927
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a television apparatus includes: a substrate, a heat transport mechanism, and a pressing member. The television apparatus comprises a housing; a substrate situated in the housing and including a first component mounted thereon; a second component thermally coupled to the first component; and a pressing member. The pressing member comprises a wall portion configured to attach into an edge of the substrate, and to press the second component to contact the first component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Nakamura, Mitsuhiro Murakami, Masataka Tokoro, Kohei Wada, Toshikatsu Nakamura
  • Publication number: 20140355210
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a stand for an electronic device, includes a first housing, a connector, and an elastic member. The first housing includes a first surface and exhibits a quadrilateral appearance with four sides when viewed in a direction crossing the first surface. The connector is configured to detachably connect the electronic device including a second housing including a second surface, and to be rotatably supported by one of the four sides between at least a first position at which the second surface of the connected second housing faces the first surface and a second position at which the second surface of the connected second housing is separated from the first surface. The elastic member protrudes from the first surface, is positioned at at least one of the four sides, and extends along the one of the four sides.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Seiji Hashimoto, Hiromichi Suzuki, Masataka Tokoro
  • Publication number: 20140211445
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an electronic apparatus includes a first unit, a second unit, first magnets, and second magnets. The first magnets are at the first unit and include south poles and north poles configured to face in a direction from the first unit toward the second unit or in an opposite direction to the direction. The south pole and the north pole of one of any adjacent two of the first magnets face in opposite directions to facing directions of the south pole and the north pole of the other. The second magnets are at the second unit and configured to face the first magnets. The second magnets include a south pole which faces one of the north poles of the first magnets and a north pole which faces one of the south poles of the first magnets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2013
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Yuichi Hirai, Masataka Tokoro
  • Patent number: 8760591
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a television apparatus includes a housing and a connector. The connector is supported by the housing in the state where a connection portion of the connector to which another connector is detachably connectable is exposed outside the housing. The connector includes a first terminal and a second terminal, each coupled with a harness. The first terminal is located on a lateral face of the connector and includes a planate first harness coupling portion. The second terminal includes an end wall portion that is bent in a direction away from the first terminal at the fore-end of a salient wall portion protruding from the lateral face. The end wall portion is provided with a second harness coupling portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Mitsuhiro Murakami, Masataka Tokoro, Kohei Wada, Tetsuo Okazaki, Ryosuke Kasaya
  • Patent number: 8687830
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a television apparatus includes a housing, a skeletal member, a speaker, a speaker holder, and a sound guiding mechanism. The housing is provided with an emission opening. The skeletal member is housed in the housing and fixed to the housing. The speaker is arranged inside the housing. The speaker holder is attached to the skeletal member with an engagement mechanism while holding the speaker. The sound guiding mechanism includes the speaker holder, and guides sound produced from the speaker to the emission opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Nakamura, Toshikatsu Nakamura, Kohei Wada, Masataka Tokoro
  • Patent number: 8675373
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an electronic apparatus includes: an opening portion; a housing provided with a first through hole and a second through hole that are situated near the opening portion, respectively; a display accommodated in the housing; an antenna provided near the opening portion; an antenna cover that covers the opening portion, the first through hole and the second through hole; and a joint portion which joins the housing and the antenna cover, and has a first portion in which a first front end portion protrudes from the first through hole to the housing inside, and a second portion in which a second front end portion is situated in the second through hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Kazuyuki Kinjou, Masataka Tokoro
  • Patent number: 8675142
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a television apparatus includes a main body, a housing, an exothermic component, and a heat transfer mechanism. The main body has a display screen, and is used in a first orientation where one side of the display screen is positioned on the upper side and in a second orientation where another side is positioned on the upper side. The housing at least partially constitutes the outline of the main body. The exothermic component is housed in the housing. The heat transfer mechanism includes a heat receiving portion that receives heat from the exothermic component, a heat releasing portion that releases heat, and a heat transferring portion that houses a medium to transfer heat from the heat receiving portion to the heat releasing portion. In both the first orientation and the second orientation, the heat receiving portion is located lower than the heat releasing portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Satoshi Yokote, Mitsuhiro Murakami, Kazuhiro Nakamura, Masataka Tokoro, Kohei Wada, Tetsuo Okazaki, Ryosuke Kasaya
  • Patent number: 8634032
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a television apparatus includes a housing, a vibration module attached to the housing, a supporting portion which is secured to the housing and supports the vibration module for vibration, and an oscillation unit which causes the vibration module to vibrate. In addition, the television apparatus includes a plurality of first projections protruding from one of the vibration module and the housing toward the other, a sheet spanning between respective distal end portions of the first projections, and a plurality of second projections provided on the other of the vibration module and the housing and abutting the sheet at positions between the first projections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Tomoko Kitamura, Satoshi Yokote, Masataka Tokoro, Kohei Wada, Ryosuke Kasaya, Tetsuo Okazaki
  • Publication number: 20130100360
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a television apparatus includes: a substrate, a heat transport mechanism, and a pressing member. The television apparatus comprises a housing; a substrate situated in the housing and including a first component mounted thereon; a second component thermally coupled to the first component; and a pressing member. The pressing member comprises a wall portion configured to attach into an edge of the substrate, and to press the second component to contact the first component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2012
    Publication date: April 25, 2013
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Nakamura, Mitsuhiro Murakami, Masataka Tokoro, Kohei Wada, Toshikatsu Nakamura
  • Patent number: 8339523
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a television apparatus includes a housing, a vibration module attached to the housing, a supporting portion which is secured to the housing and supports the vibration module for vibration, and an oscillation unit which causes the vibration module to vibrate. In addition, the television apparatus includes a plurality of first projections protruding from one of the vibration module and the housing toward the other, a sheet spanning between respective distal end portions of the first projections, and a plurality of second projections provided on the other of the vibration module and the housing and abutting the sheet at positions between the first projections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Tomoko Kitamura, Satoshi Yokote, Masataka Tokoro, Kohei Wada, Ryosuke Kasaya, Tetsuo Okazaki
  • Publication number: 20120314142
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a television apparatus includes a main body, a housing, an exothermic component, and a heat transfer mechanism. The main body has a display screen, and is used in a first orientation where one side of the display screen is positioned on the upper side and in a second orientation where another side is positioned on the upper side. The housing at least partially constitutes the outline of the main body. The exothermic component is housed in the housing. The heat transfer mechanism includes a heat receiving portion that receives heat from the exothermic component, a heat releasing portion that releases heat, and a heat transferring portion that houses a medium to transfer heat from the heat receiving portion to the heat releasing portion. In both the first orientation and the second orientation, the heat receiving portion is located lower than the heat releasing portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2012
    Publication date: December 13, 2012
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Satoshi YOKOTE, Mitsuhiro MURAKAMI, Kazuhiro NAKAMURA, Masataka TOKORO, Kohei WADA, Tetsuo OKAZAKI, Ryosuke KASAYA
  • Patent number: 8274614
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a television apparatus includes a main body, a housing, an exothermic component, and a heat transfer mechanism. The main body has a display screen, and is used in a first orientation where one side of the display screen is positioned on the upper side and in a second orientation where another side is positioned on the upper side. The housing at least partially constitutes the outline of the main body. The exothermic component is housed in the housing. The heat transfer mechanism includes a heat receiving portion that receives heat from the exothermic component, a heat releasing portion that releases heat, and a heat transferring portion that houses a medium to transfer heat from the heat receiving portion to the heat releasing portion. In both the first orientation and the second orientation, the heat receiving portion is located lower than the heat releasing portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Satoshi Yokote, Mitsuhiro Murakami, Kazuhiro Nakamura, Masataka Tokoro, Kohei Wada, Tetsuo Okazaki, Ryosuke Kasaya