Patents by Inventor Michio Okano

Michio Okano 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: 7300712
    Abstract: In a magnetic sensor (1) including a substrate (10) having a magnetism-sensitive element (11) formed thereon, a hard membrane (14) is formed on the outermost surface, an organic film (13) to relieve the stress caused by the hard membrane (14) is formed under the hard membrane (14), and an inorganic film (12) to relieve the stress caused by the organic film (13) is formed between the organic film (13) and magnetism-sensitive element (11). Also, an intermediate film formed from an element having a large force of bonding to carbon may be formed between the organic film (13) and hard membrane (14). Thus, the magnetic sensor (MR sensor, for example) can be protected against an external shock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2007
    Assignee: Sony Manufacturing Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Masaaki Kusumi, Mitsuru Ohno, Michio Okano, Hideki Nakamori, Touru Sumiya, Akitaka Tsunogae, Tomoyuki Nakada, Teruyuki Miura, Yoshihiko Ohkawara
  • Publication number: 20040157067
    Abstract: In a magnetic sensor (1) including a substrate (10) having a magnetism-sensitive element (11) formed thereon, a hard membrane (14) is formed on the outermost surface, an organic film (13) to relieve the stress caused by the hard membrane (14) is formed under the hard membrane (14), and an inorganic film (12) to relieve the stress caused by the organic film (13) is formed between the organic film (13) and magnetism-sensitive element (11). Also, an intermediate film formed from an element having a large force of bonding to carbon may be formed between the organic film (13) and hard membrane (14). Thus, the magnetic sensor (MR sensor, for example) can be protected against an external shock.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2003
    Publication date: August 12, 2004
    Applicant: Sony Precision Technology Inc.
    Inventors: Masaaki Kusumi, Mitsuru Ohno, Michio Okano, Hideki Nakamori, Touru Sumiya, Akitaka Tsunogae, Tomoyuki Nakada, Teruyuki Miura, Yoshihiko Ohkawara
  • Patent number: 6772088
    Abstract: A position transducer capable of accurately detecting an n-bit code by a small number of ABS detectors when there is provided one ABS track. In an ABS head, the ABS detectors 101 to 10n+m are disposed for a distance &lgr;1 between the first ABS detector 101 and (n+m)th ABS detector 10n+m to satisfy a requirement (n−1)&lgr;+2&dgr;<&lgr;1 and a distance &lgr;2 between two successive ones of the ABS detectors to satisfy a requirement 2&dgr;<&lgr;2<&lgr;−2&dgr;, so that at least one ABS detector is opposite to a stable area T in each of micro-areas at n successive bits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2004
    Assignee: Sony Precision Technology Inc.
    Inventors: Yasuo Nekado, Michio Okano, Shigeru Ishimoto, Mitsuru Ohno, Masaaki Kusumi
  • Patent number: 6693565
    Abstract: There is provided a position transducer (1) capable of accurately detecting an n-bit code by n ABS detectors from one ABS track. When an INC value is under j or over k, signal output from each of the ABS detectors is binarized based on a threshold h and also based on a threshold l. First, an ABS value decider (24) decides that a bit is “H” when it has been judged as being “H” on the basis of both the thresholds and a bit is “L” when it is has been judged as being “L” on the basis of both the thresholds. When the INC value is under j, a lower bit has the same code as that of the deiced bit. So, the ABS value decider (24) decides that the lower bit is “H” or “L”. On the other hand, when the INC value is over k, an upper bit has the same code as the decided code. Thus, the ABS value decider (24) decides that the upper bit is “H” or “L”.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2004
    Assignee: Sony Precision Technology Inc.
    Inventors: Masaaki Kusumi, Michio Okano, Shigeru Ishimoto, Mitsuru Ohno, Yasuo Nekado
  • Publication number: 20030187609
    Abstract: There is provided a position transducer (1) capable of accurately detecting an n-bit code by n ABS detectors from one ABS track. When an INC value is under j or over k, signal output from each of the ABS detectors is binarized based on a threshlold h and also based on a threshold l. First, an ABS value decider (24) decides that a bit is “H” when it has been judged as being “H” on the basis of both the thresholds and a bit is “L” when it is has been judged as being “L” on the basis of both the thresholds. When the INC value is under j, a lower bit has the same code as that of the deiced bit. So, the ABS value decider (24) decides that the lower bit is “H” or “L”. On the other hand, when the INC value is over k, an upper bit has the same code as the decided code. Thus, the ABS value decider (24) decides that the upper bit is “H” or “L”.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2003
    Publication date: October 2, 2003
    Inventors: Masaaki Kusumi, Michio Okano, Shigeru Ishimoto, Mitsuru Ohno, Yasuo Nekado
  • Publication number: 20030187608
    Abstract: A position transducer capable of accurately detecting an n-bit code by a small number of ABS detectors when there is provided one ABS track. In an ABS head, the ABS detectors 101 to 10n+m are disposed for a distance &lgr;1 between the first ABS detector 101 and (n+m)th ABS detector 10n+m to satisfy a requirement (n−1)&lgr;+2&dgr;<&lgr;1 and a distance &lgr;2 between two successive ones of the ABS detectors to satisfy a requirement 2&dgr;<&lgr;2<&lgr;−2&dgr;, so that at least one ABS detector is opposite to a stable area T in each of micro-areas at n successive bits.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2003
    Publication date: October 2, 2003
    Inventors: Yasuo Nekado, Michio Okano, Shigeru Ishimoto, Mitsuru Ohno, Masaaki Kusumi