Patents by Inventor Satoshi Takamori

Satoshi Takamori 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: 20200365348
    Abstract: Provided are a switch and an operation device which can expand the application range of switches using magnets, etc. A switch incorporated in an operation device includes a movable member with a first end side fixed and a second end side swinging when receiving a pressing, and a pressing member which presses the movable member, and further includes a permanent magnet (magnet) on the tip of the movable member, and a magnetic field detection part which detects a magnetic field. In response to an operation on the operation device, the pressing member of the switch presses the movable member downward. The magnetic field generated by the permanent magnet (magnet) and detected by the magnetic field detection part changes due to the pressing of the pressing member, and the switch outputs a signal based on the magnetic field detected by the magnetic field detection part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2020
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Applicant: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Satoshi TAKAMORI, Koichi FURUSAWA
  • Patent number: 10573982
    Abstract: A terminal removable device includes a casing having an insertion port structured such that a terminal can be inserted therein, and a movable member including a latching portion configured to latch the terminal by moving from a first position to a second position with respect to the terminal inserted into the casing. The movable member includes a protrusion protruding from the casing when the movable member is at the second position. When the protrusion is pushed down to the casing side, the movable member moves from the second position to the first position to release the latching of the terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Omron Corporation
    Inventor: Satoshi Takamori
  • Publication number: 20190148849
    Abstract: A terminal removable device includes a casing having an insertion port structured such that a terminal can be inserted therein, and a movable member including a latching portion configured to latch the terminal by moving from a first position to a second position with respect to the terminal inserted into the casing. The movable member includes a protrusion protruding from the casing when the movable member is at the second position. When the protrusion is pushed down to the casing side, the movable member moves from the second position to the first position to release the latching of the terminal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2018
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Applicant: OMRON Corporation
    Inventor: Satoshi Takamori
  • Patent number: 9966706
    Abstract: A switching connector includes a probe-side connector including a plurality of probe pins, a housing-side connector including a plurality of electrode pads, and a motor configured to cause a contact state and a non-contact state to be switched, by causing the plurality of probe pins and/or the plurality of the electrode pads to move parallel to a direction in which the probe-side connector and the housing-side connector face each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: OMRON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Fumiaki Abe, Satoshi Takamori
  • Publication number: 20170207584
    Abstract: A switching connector includes a probe-side connector including a plurality of probe pins, a housing-side connector including a plurality of electrode pads, and a motor configured to cause a contact state and a non-contact state to be switched, by causing the plurality of probe pins and/or the plurality of the electrode pads to move parallel to a direction in which the probe-side connector and the housing-side connector face each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2015
    Publication date: July 20, 2017
    Applicant: OMRON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Fumiaki ABE, Satoshi TAKAMORI
  • Patent number: 9039441
    Abstract: An electrical connection terminal capable of reducing manufacturing cost of a connector and a probe, and preventing erroneous contact between the connection terminal and a continuity check pin at the time of a continuity check, and a connector using the same. The connection terminal includes a fixed piece to be fixed to a base of the connector, a coupling portion extending upward from the fixed piece, and a movable piece extending from the coupling portion in the direction facing the fixed piece. The connection terminal arranged side by side in the base further includes an extending portion for the continuity check provided in an end of the fixed piece, and a projection for the continuity check provided at an upper side of the movable piece or the coupling portion. The continuity check may be provided by use of the probe with two rows of check pins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Satoshi Takamori, Seiji Shimada, Shunsuke Akahori
  • Publication number: 20120268137
    Abstract: The present invention is to provide a connector connection terminal capable of reducing manufacturing cost of a connector and a probe, and preventing erroneous contact between the connection terminal and a continuity check pin at the time of a continuity check, and a connector using the same. Therefore, a connector connection terminal includes a fixed piece to be fixed to a base of the connector, a coupling portion extending upward from the fixed piece, and a movable piece extending from the coupling portion in the direction facing the fixed piece, and the connector connection terminal arranged side by side in the base further includes an extending portion for the continuity check provided in an end of the fixed piece, and a projection for the continuity check provided at an upper side of the movable piece or the coupling portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2012
    Publication date: October 25, 2012
    Inventors: Satoshi Takamori, Seiji Shimada, Shunsuke Akahori
  • Patent number: 7612305
    Abstract: A rotating and pressing operation type electronic component that is reduced in the number of parts and man-hour for assembly and reduced in height dimension and floor surface area, comprising a frame formed of first and second bases, a tubular rotatingly operating body rotatably supported on the inside of the frame, first and second contact pieces as elastically deformable conductive leg parts fitted to the frame, and a common contact piece. The terminal parts of the contact pieces and the terminal parts of the common contact piece are directly positioned on a printed circuit board and electrically connected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2009
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuaki Miyoshi, Satoshi Takamori
  • Publication number: 20090231786
    Abstract: A connection mechanism connects a first casing and a second casing so as to move between a closed state in which the casings are superimposed on each other and an open state in which the casings are open and spread out. The connection mechanism includes: opening parts formed on a connection side of the first casing and a connection side of the second casing; connection members of which both ends can be advanced into and retreated from the opening parts of the first casing and the opening parts of the second casing; and an advance/retreat ratio stabilization part for stabilizing a ratio of an advance/retreat amount of the connection member into/from the first casing to an advance/retreat amount of the connection member into/from the second casing to a predetermined value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2006
    Publication date: September 17, 2009
    Applicant: OMRON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Satoshi Takamori, Masami Nishida
  • Publication number: 20090226245
    Abstract: A rotation supporting mechanism for rotating a main body and a cover in a plane direction while overlapping the cover from a closed position at which the main body and the cover are overlapped and closed, includes a pivot portion forming an axis of a rotation of the plane direction, an eccentric cam pivoted to the pivot portion and rotated eccentrically in the plane direction, and a pressing means brought into contact with the eccentric cam so as to press the eccentric cam. A rotation smoothening member smoothening a rotation is interposed between the pivot portion and the eccentric cam.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2006
    Publication date: September 10, 2009
    Applicant: OMRON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Satoshi Takamori, Masami Nishida, Hiroyuki Nishida
  • Patent number: 7478972
    Abstract: A rotational supporting mechanism, which supports a main body and a cover, includes an eccentric cam. The main body and the cover are superposed in a closed position. From the closed position, the cover is rotated 180 degrees and stopped at a 180-degree rotational position in an open position. The eccentric cam rotates eccentrically. The pressing means presses a cam surface of the eccentric cam in a direction of a line connecting a portion of the eccentric cam corresponding to the closed position and a portion of the eccentric cam corresponding to the open position when the main body and the cover are superposed in the closed position. Rotation of the cam is stopped in the open position and the closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2009
    Assignees: OMRON Corporation, Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications Japan, Inc.
    Inventors: Satoshi Takamori, Tsuyoshi Uchida, Masami Nishida
  • Publication number: 20080318645
    Abstract: An excessive rotation preventing structure for a rotation supporting mechanism, which has no torque loss while ensuring thinness in a height direction, is provided. A portable terminal is also provided. The excessive rotation preventing structure is provided with a rotation stopping means. At the time of rotating and stopping a cover supported on a main body by a shaft, at the same open position where the cover is normally or reversely turned 180 degrees in a flat plane direction, the rotation stopping means rotates and stops the cover by moving one locking member to a move control position for open positioning when the cover is rotated in an opening direction and the locking members of the main body and the cover are correspondingly locked at an open position corresponding part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2005
    Publication date: December 25, 2008
    Applicant: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Satoshi Takamori, Masami Nishida
  • Publication number: 20080101854
    Abstract: A rotation support mechanism and a portable terminal having a rotation support function that allows a cover to semi-automatically open from a closed position to an open position in a horizontal or a vertical position, enabling a user to open the cover to a desired open position by one hand and one-touch operation. The rotation support mechanism allows the cover to rotate from the closed position at which a vertically long body and the cover are closed in a superposed manner to the open position at which the cover is stopped after it is rotated by a certain angle in a plane in which the body and the cover are superposed on each other. The rotation of the cover integral with an eccentric cam can be stopped at rotation positions of multiple stages in the horizontal or the vertical position by a pressing means that presses, in the plane, the cam surface of the eccentric cam.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2005
    Publication date: May 1, 2008
    Applicant: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Satoshi Takamori, Tsuyoshi Uchida, Masami Nishida
  • Publication number: 20080092336
    Abstract: A hinge mechanism is arranged with first and second cams fixed to first and second housings respectively; a press biasing unit for press biasing the first cam and the second cam in a direction of approaching each other with the first convex part of the first cam and the second convex part of the second housing opposing each other; and a pivot biasing unit for biasing the first cam and the second cam to relatively pivot in an opening direction with the pivot axis as the center. Pivoting in the opening direction by the pivot biasing unit is stopped when the first convex part and the second convex part contact each other. The press biasing unit has a press biasing force of a strength that the other contacting part does not ride over an inclined surface by the pivot bias of the pivot biasing unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2007
    Publication date: April 24, 2008
    Applicant: OMRON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Satoshi Takamori, Masami Nishida
  • Publication number: 20070272530
    Abstract: A rotating and pressing operation type electronic component that is reduced in the number of parts and man-hour for assembly and reduced in height dimension and floor surface area, comprising a frame formed of first and second bases, a tubular rotatingly operating body rotatably supported on the inside of the frame, first and second contact pieces as elastically deformable conductive leg parts fitted to the frame, and a common contact piece. The terminal parts of the contact pieces and the terminal parts of the common contact piece are directly positioned on a printed circuit board and electrically connected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2004
    Publication date: November 29, 2007
    Applicant: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuaki Miyoshi, Satoshi Takamori
  • Publication number: 20060098813
    Abstract: The present invention has improved opening operationality of a cover, which enables a reduction in thickness of a rotational supporting mechanism performing an opening and closing operations of the cover in a planar direction, and enables a user to open the cover with a single touch of one hand. Therefore, in the present invention, when a pressing means, which presses against a cam surface of an eccentric cam that rotates in a planar direction, is fitted to one portion on the cam surface corresponding to a 180-degree rotated position corresponding to the open position or the other portion corresponding to the closed position, a rotational position of the eccentric cam is controlled to stop the rotation of the cover.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2004
    Publication date: May 11, 2006
    Applicants: OMRON Corporation, Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications Japan, Inc.
    Inventors: Satoshi Takamori, Tsuyoshi Uchida, Masami Nishida
  • Patent number: 6650547
    Abstract: The present invention provides a space-saving rotary structure for relaying signals which can relay a large number of signal lines without causing a disconnection of the signal lines. The rotary structure for relaying signals comprising a fixed frame which is supported and fixed in the inside of first and second casings, a rotary sleeve which is rotatably inserted into a through hole of the fixed frame and has a distal end thereof projected to the outside of the first and the second casing, a rotary frame which is arranged outside the first and second casings and is fixed to the distal end of the rotary sleeve such that the rotary frame is integrally rotatable with the rotary sleeve, and a flexible printed wiring film which has a distal end thereof pulled out to the outside of the first and second casings along the rotary sleeve and is wound around a winding tongue of the rotary sleeve which is positioned in the inside of the first and the second casings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2003
    Assignee: Omron Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshinobu Hemmi, Tsuyoshi Uchida, Satoshi Takamori
  • Patent number: D544852
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2007
    Assignee: Omron Corporation
    Inventors: Satoshi Takamori, Masami Nishida
  • Patent number: D559843
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2008
    Assignee: Omron Corporation
    Inventors: Satoshi Takamori, Masami Nishida
  • Patent number: D560216
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2008
    Assignee: Omron Corporation
    Inventors: Satoshi Takamori, Masami Nishida