Patents by Inventor Naofumi Goto

Naofumi Goto 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: 10885940
    Abstract: A disc storage device rack includes: an accommodation space surrounded by left and right side plates and upper and lower partition plates and configured to accommodate a disc storage device; a guide portion provided on the side plates and configured to fit to a guided unit provided in the disc storage device to guide a sliding operation of the disc storage device; and a shutter provided on each end surface of the side plates so as to be slidable in an up-and-down direction and configured to open an opening of the guide portion when the disc storage device is pulled out from the accommodation space or when the disc storage device is pushed into the accommodation space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: SONY SEMICONDUCTOR SOLUTIONS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takeshi Kubo, Naofumi Goto
  • Publication number: 20200381794
    Abstract: A square waveguide (1) has four ridges (6a, 6b, 7a, 7b). The cross section of the square waveguide (1) perpendicular to a waveguide axial direction is square. Inside the square waveguide (1), two rectangular waveguide terminals (4, 5) are formed by partitioning the inside along the waveguide axial direction. A septum phase plate (2) formed to get narrower stepwisely as its gets closer to a square waveguide terminal (3) opposite to the rectangular waveguide terminals (4, 5) is provided. A projecting portion (8) is provided on a part of a ridge (7b) formed on a ridge-side wall surface opposite to a wall surface, the septum phase plate (2) being joined to the wall surface in a part where the septum phase plate has largest width, the projecting portion (8) being larger than other parts of the ridge (7b) in a cross-sectional shape perpendicular to the waveguide axial direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2017
    Publication date: December 3, 2020
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Hidenori YUKAWA, Yu USHIJIMA, Motomi WATANABE, Jun GOTO, Naofumi YONEDA, Shinji ARAI
  • Patent number: 10770108
    Abstract: Provided is a disc storage apparatus that includes a case including an opening on an upper surface of the case and capable of storing N rows of stacked M disc-shaped recording media (N and M each indicate a positive integer of two or greater), a tray cover that slides from a rear end of the case and cover the opening, and a locking mechanism that locks a state of the opening being covered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: SONY SEMICONDUCTOR SOLUTIONS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Naofumi Goto, Takeshi Kubo
  • Patent number: 10734034
    Abstract: Provided is a disc storage device including a casing capable of storing a stacked body including one or a plurality of disc recording media and a spacer interposed between the disc recording media and an inner surface of a bottom plate, a position regulating unit that regulates a storage position of the stacked body inside the casing, and a plurality of through holes formed in an area of the bottom plate of the casing where the spacer is provided, in which the spacer is adsorbed to tips of pins to be inserted through the through holes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: SONY SEMICONDUCTOR SOLUTIONS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takeshi Kubo, Naofumi Goto
  • Publication number: 20200219537
    Abstract: A disc storage device rack includes: an accommodation space surrounded by left and right side plates and upper and lower partition plates and configured to accommodate a disc storage device; a guide portion provided on the side plates and configured to fit to a guided unit provided in the disc storage device to guide a sliding operation of the disc storage device; and a shutter provided on each end surface of the side plates so as to be slidable in an up-and-down direction and configured to open an opening of the guide portion when the disc storage device is pulled out from the accommodation space or when the disc storage device is pushed into the accommodation space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2018
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Inventors: TAKESHI KUBO, NAOFUMI GOTO
  • Publication number: 20200043528
    Abstract: Provided is a disc storage device including: a casing capable of storing a stacked body including one or a plurality of disc-like recording media and a spacer interposed between the disc-like recording media and an inner surface of a bottom plate; a position regulating unit that regulates a storage position of the stacked body inside the casing; and a plurality of through holes formed in an area of the bottom plate of the casing where the spacer is provided, in which the spacer is adsorbed to tips of pins to be inserted through the through holes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2018
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Inventors: TAKESHI KUBO, NAOFUMI GOTO
  • Publication number: 20190287565
    Abstract: A disc storage apparatus includes: a case including an opening on an upper surface of the case and capable of storing N rows of stacked M disc-shaped recording media (N and M each indicate a positive integer of two or greater); a tray cover configured to slide from a rear end of the case and cover the opening; and a locking mechanism configured to lock a state of the opening being covered.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2017
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Inventors: NAOFUMI GOTO, TAKESHI KUBO
  • Patent number: 9764356
    Abstract: An acceleration sensation presentation apparatus includes: a frame to be worn on the head of a user; at least one or more weights provided to the frame; and a vibration driving unit configured to vibrate the weight to be moved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Satoru Higashino, Toshihiro Horigome, Akira Suzuki, Naofumi Goto
  • Patent number: 9575909
    Abstract: A recording apparatus includes a recording unit, a waveguide forming unit, a communication unit, and a memory controller. The recording unit is configured to record and hold data. The waveguide forming unit is configured to function as a transmission path that transmits the data. The communication unit is configured to communicate with the waveguide forming unit. The memory controller is configured to control input and output of the data to and from the recording unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Takeshi Kubo, Takeharu Takasawa, Naofumi Goto, Seiji Kobayashi, Kenichi Kawasaki
  • Patent number: 9550212
    Abstract: An acceleration sensation presentation apparatus includes: a frame to be worn on the head of a user; at least one or more weights provided to the frame; and a vibration driving unit configured to vibrate the weight to be moved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Satoru Higashino, Toshihiro Horigome, Akira Suzuki, Naofumi Goto
  • Publication number: 20170018151
    Abstract: An acceleration sensation presentation apparatus includes: a frame to be worn on the head of a user; at least one or more weights provided to the frame; and a vibration driving unit configured to vibrate the weight to be moved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2016
    Publication date: January 19, 2017
    Inventors: SATORU HIGASHINO, TOSHIHIRO HORIGOME, AKIRA SUZUKI, NAOFUMI GOTO
  • Publication number: 20160034035
    Abstract: An acceleration sense presentation apparatus includes a vibrator group including a plurality of vibrators; an input unit to which information having directivity is inputted; and a vibration control unit for continuously switching a vibrator to be vibrated based on the information having directivity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2014
    Publication date: February 4, 2016
    Inventors: Satoru HIGASHINO, Toshihiro HORIGOME, Akira SUZUKI, Naofumi GOTO
  • Publication number: 20150095543
    Abstract: A data bus system includes a plurality of recording apparatuses, a transmission path, and a management apparatus. The plurality of recording apparatuses are configured to record and hold data. The transmission path is connected to the plurality of recording apparatuses by wireless communication and configured to transmit the data. The management apparatus is configured to manage the plurality of recording apparatuses and the transmission path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Takeshi Kubo, Takeharu Takasawa, Naofumi Goto, Seiji Kobayashi, Kenichi Kawasaki
  • Publication number: 20150095593
    Abstract: A recording apparatus includes a recording unit, a waveguide forming unit, a communication unit, and a memory controller. The recording unit is configured to record and hold data. The waveguide forming unit is configured to function as a transmission path that transmits the data. The communication unit is configured to communicate with the waveguide forming unit. The memory controller is configured to control input and output of the data to and from the recording unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Takeshi Kubo, Takeharu Takasawa, Naofumi Goto, Seiji Kobayashi, Kenichi Kawasaki
  • Patent number: 8984544
    Abstract: Provided is a disk conveying device including a conveying mechanism configured to convey a disk recording medium inside and outside a disk cartridge including a plurality of holding grooves into which both end portions of the disk recording medium positioned at opposite sides with a center hole interposed therebetween are inserted, the plurality of holding grooves being formed in a line in a thickness direction of the disk recording medium, and a discharge lever configured to press an outer circumferential surface of the disk recording medium to the disk cartridge side when the disk recording medium is conveyed by the conveying mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Naofumi Goto, Takeharu Takasawa, Takeshi Kubo
  • Publication number: 20150044662
    Abstract: An acceleration sensation presentation device which is attached to a vicinity of head of a user, the device including one or a plurality of spindles; and a spindle driving unit which generates a force in a direction different from a predetermined direction by moving the spindle in the predetermined direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Naofumi Goto, Satoru Higashino, Akira Suzuki, Toshihiro Horigome
  • Patent number: 8930972
    Abstract: There is provided a disk drive apparatus including a first chassis unit that has a pickup base at which an optical pickup and a disk table have been disposed, and a first base chassis to which the pickup base has been attached, and a second chassis unit that has a second base chassis and at which a chucking pulley has been disposed. A first rectifying plate part is provided at the first base chassis. A second rectifying plate part is provided at the second base chassis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Takeharu Takasawa, Naofumi Goto, Takeshi Kubo
  • Publication number: 20140325165
    Abstract: A memory apparatus includes a detection unit, a storage unit, an update unit, and a determination unit. The detection unit is configured to detect a deterioration factor of a nonvolatile memory. The storage unit is configured to hold a lifetime estimation value. The update unit is configured to update the lifetime estimation value on the basis of the deterioration factor detected by the detection unit. The determination unit is configured to use the lifetime estimation value updated by the update unit to generate a notification signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2014
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Seiji KOBAYASHI, Takeshi KUBO, Michiaki YASUI, Takeharu TAKASAWA, Naofumi GOTO
  • Publication number: 20140317643
    Abstract: Provided is a disk conveying device including a conveying mechanism configured to convey a disk-like recording medium inside and outside a disk cartridge including a plurality of holding grooves into which both end portions of the disk-like recording medium positioned at opposite sides with a center hole interposed therebetween are inserted, the plurality of holding grooves being formed in a line in a thickness direction of the disk-like recording medium, and a discharge lever configured to press an outer circumferential surface of the disk-like recording medium to the disk cartridge side when the disk-like recording medium is conveyed by the conveying mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Naofumi Goto, Takeharu Takasawa, Takeshi Kubo
  • Publication number: 20140310731
    Abstract: There is provided a disk drive apparatus including a first chassis unit that has a first pickup base at which a first optical pickup has been disposed, and a second chassis unit that has a second pickup base at which a pulley supporting part has been provided and at which a second optical pickup has been disposed. A disk table on which a disk-like recording medium is loaded is disposed at the first pickup base. A support hole is formed in the pulley supporting part. A chucking pulley that sandwiches and holds the disk-like recording medium together with the disk table is supported by the pulley supporting part in a state of being inserted in the support hole. At the chucking pulley, provided are an escape part, a flange part, and a clamp part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2014
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Takeharu Takasawa, Takeshi Kubo, Naofumi Goto