Patents by Inventor Norikazu Morioka

Norikazu Morioka 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: 10646125
    Abstract: A biological information measurement apparatus includes a biological sensor and an insertion portion, and the biological sensor is disposed at a position opposite the concha when the insertion portion is inserted in the external ear canal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventors: Mizuho Hidaka, Norikazu Morioka, Asao Hirano
  • Patent number: 10341474
    Abstract: A mobile device is disclosed. A mobile device comprises a display, a battery disposed on the back side of the display, and a film speaker disposed on the back side of the battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventors: Mizuho Hidaka, Norikazu Morioka, Kotaro Nakamura, Tomoki Tsuchiya, Keiichi Nagoshi, Tetsuya Shimoda
  • Publication number: 20190167123
    Abstract: A biological information measurement device comprising a sensor configured to measure biological information, wherein the sensor is supported by a wearing portion configured to be worn on a head of a human body, and is located at a position opposing at least any of an artery and a vein in the head when in a state in which the wearing portion is worn on the head.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2017
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Applicant: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventors: Mizuho HIDAKA, Norikazu MORIOKA
  • Patent number: 10175720
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus is disclosed. An electronic apparatus comprises a case, a panel, a display, and a supporting component. The panel includes a layer of sapphire located on a surface of the electronic apparatus. The display comprises a first surface including a display screen and a second surface opposite to the first surface. The supporting component is fixed to the case in the case and supports the display. The display is fixed to the panel in the first surface and fixed to the supporting component in the second surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: KYOCERA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mizuho Hidaka, Norikazu Morioka
  • Publication number: 20180214041
    Abstract: A biological information measurement apparatus includes a biological sensor and an insertion portion, and the biological sensor is disposed at a position opposite the concha when the insertion portion is inserted in the external ear canal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2015
    Publication date: August 2, 2018
    Applicant: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventors: Mizuho HIDAKA, Norikazu MORIOKA, Asao HIRANO
  • Patent number: 9989795
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display comprises a cabinet, a screen panel, a liquid crystal display panel, and a backlight unit. The screen panel is fixed to the cabinet while covering an opening of the cabinet. The liquid crystal display panel is located on a rear side of the screen panel and fixed to the screen panel. The backlight unit is bonded and fixed to the cabinet and is a backlight unit for illuminating the liquid crystal display panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventors: Norikazu Morioka, Kotaro Nakamura
  • Patent number: 9942665
    Abstract: A cover member is made of a crystalline material, and includes a first main surface that faces a display surface of a display, and a second main surface opposite to the first main surface. A vibration element produces flexural vibrations, and is disposed on the first main surface of the cover member. The cover member is bent in a second direction more easily than in a first direction from the viewpoint of anisotropy of a crystalline structure of the crystalline material. The first direction is parallel to the first and second main surfaces, and the second direction is parallel to the first and second main surfaces and vertical to the first direction. The vibration element produces flexural vibrations along the second direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventors: Yasuhito Kanemaki, Norikazu Morioka
  • Publication number: 20170105294
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus is disclosed. An electronic apparatus comprises a cover panel, a display panel, and a piezoelectric vibrator. The cover panel is located on a front surface of the electronic apparatus. The display panel is located on a rear surface side of the cover panel and includes a display element that emits light itself. The piezoelectric vibrator is located closer to the rear surface side than the display panel is, is configured to be vibrated based on a sound signal, and outputs the vibration to the cover panel through the display panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Publication date: April 13, 2017
    Inventors: Tetsuya SHIMODA, Mizuho HIDAKA, Norikazu MORIOKA
  • Publication number: 20170097659
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus is disclosed. An electronic apparatus comprises a case, a panel, a display, and a supporting component. The panel includes a layer of sapphire located on a surface of the electronic apparatus. The display comprises a first surface including a display screen and a second surface opposite to the first surface. The supporting component is fixed to the case in the case and supports the display. The display is fixed to the panel in the first surface and fixed to the supporting component in the second surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2016
    Publication date: April 6, 2017
    Inventors: Mizuho Hidaka, Norikazu Morioka
  • Publication number: 20170013334
    Abstract: A mobile terminal according to the present disclosure includes a battery, a frame, a film speaker, a speaker holder, and a hold-down. The film speaker is surrounded by the frame and located at the back side of the battery. To the speaker holder, the frame is affixed on the side of a first surface of the film speaker. The hold-down is configured to press at least a part of the frame on the side of a second surface of the film speaker between the film speaker and the battery from the second surface of the film speaker toward the speaker holder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Publication date: January 12, 2017
    Inventors: Mizuho HIDAKA, Norikazu MORIOKA
  • Publication number: 20160364076
    Abstract: An electronic device of the present disclosure includes a casing, a translucent panel including a curved portion, the curved portion being bent toward the casing, and a touch panel located on a surface of the translucent panel toward the casing, the touch panel covering the curved portion. The touch panel includes a first transparent substrate facing the translucent panel and a first transparent electrode located on a surface of the transparent substrate toward the casing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2016
    Publication date: December 15, 2016
    Inventors: Tetsuya SHIMODA, Hayato MIZUNO, Norikazu MORIOKA, Naoki MATSUO, Daisuke TAKAHASHI
  • Patent number: 9496912
    Abstract: A cover panel made of sapphire is provided on a surface of electronic apparatus. The electronic apparatus includes a casing that supports a first area positioned in an edge area of the cover panel; a first component that is disposed so as to face a second area positioned further inside than the first area in the cover panel; and a supporting structure that supports a third area positioned between the first and second areas and separated from the first and second areas in the panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: KYOCERA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mizuho Hidaka, Norikazu Morioka, Hiroyoshi Kawanishi
  • Publication number: 20160309263
    Abstract: A cover member is made of a crystalline material, and includes a first main surface that faces a display surface of a display, and a second main surface opposite to the first main surface. A vibration element produces flexural vibrations, and is disposed on the first main surface of the cover member. The cover member is bent in a second direction more easily than in a first direction from the viewpoint of anisotropy of a crystalline structure of the crystalline material. The first direction is parallel to the first and second main surfaces, and the second direction is parallel to the first and second main surfaces and vertical to the first direction. The vibration element produces flexural vibrations along the second direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2016
    Publication date: October 20, 2016
    Inventors: Yasuhito KANEMAKI, Norikazu MORIOKA
  • Publication number: 20160226548
    Abstract: A cover panel made of sapphire is provided on a surface of electronic apparatus. The electronic apparatus includes a casing that supports a first area positioned in an edge area of the cover panel; a first component that is disposed so as to face a second area positioned further inside than the first area in the cover panel; and a supporting structure that supports a third area positioned between the first and second areas and separated from the first and second areas in the panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2016
    Publication date: August 4, 2016
    Inventors: Mizuho HIDAKA, Norikazu MORIOKA, Hiroyoshi KAWANISHI
  • Patent number: 9405318
    Abstract: A translucent panel attachment structure according to an embodiment of the present invention includes a translucent panel, a casing, and a silicone resin layer. The casing has an opening into which the translucent panel is fitted. The opening has an inner wall surface which faces a peripheral surface of the translucent panel and an inner bottom surface which inwardly extends from the inner wall surface so as to face a peripheral edge of a back surface of the translucent panel. The silicone resin layer is formed by filling a silicone resin between the peripheral surface of the translucent panel and the inner wall surface of the casing and between the peripheral edge of the back surface of the translucent panel and the inner bottom surface of the casing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventors: Norikazu Morioka, Shohei Iwamoto
  • Patent number: 9357041
    Abstract: A cover panel made of sapphire is provided on a surface of electronic apparatus. The electronic apparatus includes a casing that supports a first area positioned in an edge area of the cover panel; a first component that is disposed so as to face a second area positioned further inside than the first area in the cover panel; and a supporting structure that supports a third area positioned between the first and second areas and separated from the first and second areas in the panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventors: Mizuho Hidaka, Norikazu Morioka, Hiroyoshi Kawanishi
  • Publication number: 20160041421
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display comprises a cabinet, a screen panel, a liquid crystal display panel, and a backlight unit. The screen panel is fixed to the cabinet while covering an opening of the cabinet. The liquid crystal display panel is located on a rear side of the screen panel and fixed to the screen panel. The backlight unit is bonded and fixed to the cabinet and is a backlight unit for illuminating the liquid crystal display panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2015
    Publication date: February 11, 2016
    Inventors: Norikazu MORIOKA, Kotaro NAKAMURA
  • Publication number: 20150381780
    Abstract: A cover panel made of sapphire is provided on a surface of electronic apparatus. The electronic apparatus includes a casing that supports a first area positioned in an edge area of the cover panel; a first component that is disposed so as to face a second area positioned further inside than the first area in the cover panel; and a supporting structure that supports a third area positioned between the first and second areas and separated from the first and second areas in the panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2015
    Publication date: December 31, 2015
    Inventors: Mizuho HIDAKA, Norikazu MORIOKA, Hiroyoshi KAWANISHI
  • Patent number: 9136898
    Abstract: A cover panel made of sapphire is provided on a surface of electronic apparatus. The electronic apparatus includes a casing that supports a first area positioned in an edge area of the cover panel; a first component that is disposed so as to face a second area positioned further inside than the first area in the cover panel; and a supporting structure that supports a third area positioned between the first and second areas and separated from the first and second areas in the panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventors: Mizuho Hidaka, Norikazu Morioka, Hiroyoshi Kawanishi
  • Publication number: 20150180526
    Abstract: A cover panel made of sapphire is provided on a surface of electronic apparatus. The electronic apparatus includes a casing that supports a first area positioned in an edge area of the cover panel; a first component that is disposed so as to face a second area positioned further inside than the first area in the cover panel; and a supporting structure that supports a third area positioned between the first and second areas and separated from the first and second areas in the panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2014
    Publication date: June 25, 2015
    Inventors: Mizuho HIDAKA, Norikazu MORIOKA, Hiroyoshi KAWANISHI