Patents by Inventor Shinji Tomobe

Shinji Tomobe 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: 10171122
    Abstract: A hand strap for an electronic apparatus is provided with a first gripper, which is attached to a rear surface of an electronic apparatus in a removable manner, and a second gripper. The first gripper has a main body and an accommodation portion. The second gripper includes a fixed portion and an extra-long portion, one end of which is a free end. The extra-long portion is accommodated inside the accommodation portion, and can adjust the entire length of the second gripper. A finger accommodation space in which a finger other than a thumb is disposed between the first gripper and the second gripper, is defined. By gripping the first gripper with the pad and the tip end of a finger other than a thumb, it is possible to perform operation with a thumb over a wide area of a touch panel while holding an electronic apparatus with one hand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shinji Tomobe, Eiji Saitoh, Masami Tatehana
  • Publication number: 20180241428
    Abstract: A hand strap for an electronic apparatus is provided with a first gripper, which is attached to a rear surface of an electronic apparatus in a removable manner, and a second gripper. The first gripper has a main body and an accommodation portion. The second gripper includes a fixed portion and an extra-long portion, one end of which is a free end. The extra-long portion is accommodated inside the accommodation portion, and can adjust the entire length of the second gripper. A finger accommodation space in which a finger other than a thumb is disposed between the first gripper and the second gripper, is defined. By gripping the first gripper with the pad and the tip end of a finger other than a thumb, it is possible to perform operation with a thumb over a wide area of a touch panel while holding an electronic apparatus with one hand.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2018
    Publication date: August 23, 2018
    Inventors: Shinji TOMOBE, Eiji SAITOH, Masami TATEHANA
  • Patent number: 10043045
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus includes a terminal main body, a lid member that is removable from the terminal main body, and a battery that is accommodated in the terminal main body. The electronic apparatus has a first end and a second end, and a first main body and a second main body that has a thickness smaller than that of the first main body are disposed from the first end toward the second end. A reading device is provided at a first position of the first main body, and a magnetic card reader is provided at a second position of the first main body. In the magnetic card reader a slot through which a magnetic stripe of a magnetic card passes is provided, and the slot is defined in an inclined state such that the thickness of the electronic apparatus due to the magnetic card reader is prevented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shinya Aoyama, Shinji Tomobe, Katsuhiro Kitade
  • Patent number: 9979428
    Abstract: A hand strap for an electronic apparatus is provided with a first gripper, which is attached to a rear surface of an electronic apparatus in a removable manner, and a second gripper. The first gripper has a main body and an accommodation portion. The second gripper includes a fixed portion and an extra-long portion, one end of which is a free end. The extra-long portion is accommodated inside the accommodation portion, and can adjust the entire length of the second gripper. A finger accommodation space in which a finger other than a thumb is disposed between the first gripper and the second gripper, is defined. By gripping the first gripper with the pad and the tip end of a finger other than a thumb, it is possible to perform operation with a thumb over a wide area of a touch panel while holding an electronic apparatus with one hand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shinji Tomobe, Eiji Saitoh, Masami Tatehana
  • Publication number: 20170244438
    Abstract: A hand strap for an electronic apparatus is provided with a first gripper, which is attached to a rear surface of an electronic apparatus in a removable manner, and a second gripper. The first gripper has a main body and an accommodation portion. The second gripper includes a fixed portion and an extra-long portion, one end of which is a free end. The extra-long portion is accommodated inside the accommodation portion, and can adjust the entire length of the second gripper. A finger accommodation space in which a finger other than a thumb is disposed between the first gripper and the second gripper, is defined. By gripping the first gripper with the pad and the tip end of a finger other than a thumb, it is possible to perform operation with a thumb over a wide area of a touch panel while holding an electronic apparatus with one hand.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2017
    Publication date: August 24, 2017
    Inventors: Shinji TOMOBE, Eiji SAITOH, Masami TATEHANA
  • Publication number: 20120063077
    Abstract: Provided is a handheld terminal device in which an excellent seal can be obtained without causing twisting, air bubbles, or gaps in double-sided tape. The handheld terminal device (100) has a water-resistant construction for a camera unit (113), a speaker unit (114), a charging terminal unit (116), a keypad (117), an antenna unit (118), a main display (121), and a sub-display (122). Said water-resistant construction comprises convex ribs having edge-shaped protrusions that press on water-resistant double-sided tape. For example, the sub-display (122) is provided with: a display unit (151) having a display opening (151a); a water-resistant wall (152) that is formed on the surface of the display unit (151) and has a convex rib (153); and water-resistant double-sided tape (154) that attaches the upper face of the water-resistant wall (152) having a convex rib (153) to the inner face of a sub-display exterior case (155).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2010
    Publication date: March 15, 2012
    Applicant: PANASONIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shinji Tomobe, Yasutoki Manda, Hidehiko Amaki, Takeshi Sekne, Takefumi Ishida
  • Publication number: 20100184490
    Abstract: A portable terminal in which, even when an impact caused by dropping or the like acts on an engaging portion of a second rotating member, it is possible to prevent a lock pin for fixing the second rotating member, and an engaging portion from being broken is provided. A second housing portion 56 in which a magnet 63 of a second engaging portion 46 is disposed attracts an engaging pin 45 formed by a magnetic material, by a magnetic force to project the engaging pin 45 from the surface 11A of a first case 11, and a second case 12 is caused to rotate about a second rotating axis 32, whereby a second projecting portion 52 is housed in the second housing portion 56 and the engaging pin 45 is locked. The second projecting portion 52 is rotatable about the axis of a first projecting portion 51.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2008
    Publication date: July 22, 2010
    Applicant: PANASONIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Ueta, Takeo Matsuki, Taichi Tabata, Shinji Tomobe, Yasutoki Manda, Kenichi Mochizuki
  • Patent number: 6680676
    Abstract: Printed boards 31 and 38 are disposed in two layers inside a casing 1, and a selector cursor key and fixer keypad 21 is provided on the cover 2. Selector cursor key switches 34 are provided on the first printed board 31 on the keypad 21 side while a fixer key switch 39 is provided on the second printed board 38. A protrusion portion 21a of the keypad 21 is made to penetrate a through hole 33 of the first printed board 31 so as to face the fixer key switch 39. The selector cursor key switches 34 and the fixer key switch 39 are arranged adjacently to each other in planar view so as to be able to be pushed and operated through one selector cursor key and fixer keypad 21.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2000
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2004
    Assignee: Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takahiro Hayashi, Akira Hasegawa, Hiroyuki Sato, Shinji Tomobe, Hiroshi Ohmura