Patents by Inventor Ryota Minami

Ryota Minami 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: 20200342433
    Abstract: A payment terminal includes a magnetic card reader slot having a magnetic head, an IC card reader slot configured to be front of a user, and a first board with a touch area for a contactless payment arranged diagonally upward toward the user. The magnetic card reader slot is arranged toward the user obliquely upward with respect to a direction parallel to the plane. The magnetic card reader slot and the IC card reader slot are arranged, so that a swipe direction of the magnetic card into the magnetic card reader slot and an insertion direction of an IC card into the IC card reader slot are substantially perpendicular to each other. The magnetic card reader slot, the IC card reader slot, and the first board are arranged in this order from the plane in a height direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2019
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Applicant: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kenya YASUTOMI, Bunzo GOTO, Takeshi GOTO, Tadayuki TAKANASHI, Akihito SHIMODE, Ryota MINAMI
  • Patent number: 10407657
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to provide a valve mechanism which features a simple structure adapted to collectively control the supply of gas or culture medium to a plurality of cultivation containers for simultaneous cultivation and to enhance the reliability of the valve mechanism. The valve mechanism of the invention is a valve mechanism for opening and closing passages for liquid or gas. The valve mechanism includes: clip members adapted to close a plurality of tube passages, respectively; a multiple cam member for opening the clip members in sequence by making contact with the clip members; and a rotational mechanism for rotating the multiple cam member. The clip member includes: a spring for closing a clip thereof; and a clip contact portion for a cam contact portion of the multiple cam member to make contact therewith.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Guangbin Zhou, Takayuki Nozaki, Shizu Matsuoka, Ryota Nakajima, Masaharu Kiyama, Kenichi Minami
  • Patent number: 9811694
    Abstract: Magnetic readers that read magnetic data which is recorded on a magnetic card and a flexible cable that transfers each of the signals from the magnetic readers to a signal processing circuit side are included, branch portions that are branched off from a main body of the flexible cable and are connected to the magnetic readers, respectively, are provided in the flexible cable, the branch portions have first and second main-body portion side end portions, respectively, that extend in parallel to each other along a card sliding passage, and the main-body portion has a branch portion side end portion that intersects the card sliding passage and extends.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Naoki Yamamoto, Shunjiro Takemori, Kyohei Kida, Ryota Minami, Nobuyuki Gotou
  • Publication number: 20170249486
    Abstract: Magnetic readers that read magnetic data which is recorded on a magnetic card and a flexible cable that transfers each of the signals from the magnetic readers to a signal processing circuit side are included, branch portions that are branched off from a main body of the flexible cable and are connected to the magnetic readers, respectively, are provided in the flexible cable, the branch portions have first and second main-body portion side end portions, respectively, that extend in parallel to each other along a card sliding passage, and the main-body portion has a branch portion side end portion that intersects the card sliding passage and extends.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2017
    Publication date: August 31, 2017
    Applicant: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Naoki YAMAMOTO, Shunjiro TAKEMORI, Kyohei KIDA, Ryota MINAMI, Nobuyuki GOTOU
  • Patent number: 8567666
    Abstract: A light guiding device used for a reader/writer device for a noncontact communication medium is provided with a light guide plate having a transparent main body part which can transmit light inputted from an LED and a protruding part protruding from a part of an end surface of the transparent main body part. A diffusely reflecting part is provided on a lower surface side of the transparent main body part, and a first light emitting part is provided on an upper surface side of the transparent main body part. Reflecting parts are provided on an upper surface side and a lower surface side of the protruding part, and second light emitting part is provided at a leading end. of the protruding part. When the first light emitting part is covered by the noncontact communication medium, the second light emitting part can check a light emitting state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Takayuki Takahashi, Ryota Minami, Kenya Yasutomi, Takayuki Konishi
  • Patent number: 8348156
    Abstract: A light guiding device can be used for a reader/writer device (1) for a noncontact communication medium. The light guiding device includes a light guide plate (10) which includes: a transparent main body part (17) which can transmit light inputted from an LED (9); and a protruding part (18) which is provided so as to protrude from a part of an end surface of the transparent main body part (17). A diffusely reflecting part (19) is provided on a lower surface side of the transparent main body part (17), and a first light emitting part (7) is provided on an upper surface side of the transparent main body part (17). Reflecting parts (21) are provided on an upper surface side and a lower surface side of the protruding part (18), and a second light emitting part (8) is provided at a leading end of the protruding part (18). In the case where the first light emitting part (7) is covered by the noncontact communication medium, the second light emitting part (8) makes it possible to check a light emitting state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Takayuki Takahashi, Ryota Minami, Kenya Yasutomi, Takayuki Konishi
  • Publication number: 20130001307
    Abstract: A light guiding device used for a reader/writer device for a noncontact communication medium is provided with a light guide plate having a transparent main body part which can transmit light inputted from an LED and a protruding part protruding from a part of an end surface of the transparent main body part. A diffusely reflecting part is provided on a lower surface side of the transparent main body part, and a first light emitting part is provided on an upper surface side of the transparent main body part. Reflecting parts are provided on an upper surface side and a lower surface side of the protruding part, and second light emitting part is provided at a leading end. of the protruding part. When the first light emitting part is covered by the noncontact communication medium, the second light emitting part can check a light emitting state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2012
    Publication date: January 3, 2013
    Applicant: PANASONIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takayuki Takahashi, Ryota Minami, Kenya Yasutomi, Takayuki Konishi
  • Patent number: 8286864
    Abstract: A light guiding device can be used for a reader/writer device (1) for a noncontact communication medium. The light guiding device includes a light guide plate (10) which includes: a transparent main body part (17) which can transmit light inputted from an LED (9); and a protruding part (18) which is provided so as to protrude from a part of an end surface of the transparent main body part (17). A diffusely reflecting part (19) is provided on a lower surface side of the transparent main body part (17), and a first light emitting part (7) is provided on an upper surface side of the transparent main body part (17). Reflecting parts (21) are provided on an upper surface side and a lower surface side of the protruding part (18), and a second light emitting part (8) is provided at a leading end of the protruding part (18). In the case where the first light emitting part (7) is covered by the noncontact communication medium, the second light emitting part (8) makes it possible to check a light emitting state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Takayuki Takahashi, Ryota Minami, Kenya Yasutomi, Takayuki Konishi
  • Publication number: 20110011935
    Abstract: A light guiding device can be used for a reader/writer device (1) for a noncontact communication medium. The light guiding device includes a light guide plate (10) which includes: a transparent main body part (17) which can transmit light inputted from an LED (9); and a protruding part (18) which is provided so as to protrude from a part of an end surface of the transparent main body part (17). A diffusely reflecting part (19) is provided on a lower surface side of the transparent main body part (17), and a first light emitting part (7) is provided on an upper surface side of the transparent main body part (17). Reflecting parts (21) are provided on an upper surface side and a lower surface side of the protruding part (18), and a second light emitting part (8) is provided at a leading end of the protruding part (18). In the case where the first light emitting part (7) is covered by the noncontact communication medium, the second light emitting part (8) makes it possible to check a light emitting state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2009
    Publication date: January 20, 2011
    Applicant: PANASONIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takayuki Takahashi, Ryota Minami, Kenya Yasutomi, Takayuki Konishi