Patents by Inventor Takanori Okamura

Takanori Okamura 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: 11224800
    Abstract: An example game controller includes L and R buttons provided in both left and right end portions on an upper surface of a housing and ZL and ZR buttons provided to sides of the L and R buttons closer to a back surface of the game controller. The ZL/ZR button includes a protruding portion protruding in the direction of the back surface of the game controller and the direction of a side surface of the game controller. This makes it possible to increase the area of an upper surface of a key top of the ZL/ZR button and improve the operability of the ZL/ZR button.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: NINTENDO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Fumiyoshi Suetake, Hitoshi Tsuchiya, Takanori Okamura
  • Publication number: 20220001273
    Abstract: A game controller according to the present disclosure includes: a housing; and an internal structural body accommodated inside of the housing. The internal structural body includes at least: an internal frame having an installation surface and a recess adjacent to the installation surface; a battery that is accommodated in the recess of the internal frame and has a first surface that opposes a bottom surface of the recess and a second surface on a side opposite to that of the first surface; and a flexible substrate that is installed on the installation surface of the internal frame and includes a conductive pattern. The flexible substrate is arranged so as to cover at least a portion of the second surface of the battery accommodated in the recess.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2021
    Publication date: January 6, 2022
    Inventors: Takanori OKAMURA, Masaya TAKEI
  • Patent number: 11219126
    Abstract: A first conductive pattern according to the present disclosure includes a first land electrode and a second land electrode, in which at least a portion of the first land electrode is arranged in an inner portion of a first circle defined by a center point and a first radius, the second land electrode is arranged on a second circle defined by the center point and a second radius that is larger than the first radius to surround the first land electrode, the second land electrode is not arranged in the inner portion of the first circle, the first land electrode is not arranged on the second circle, and the first land electrode and the second land electrode are arranged on a third circle defined by the center point and a third radius that is larger than the first radius and is smaller than the second radius.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: NINTENDO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takanori Okamura, Kohei Odanaka, Masaya Takei
  • Patent number: 11217871
    Abstract: A distributor and a synthesizer with low loss are disclosed. In one example, a distributor/synthesizer has a distribution line that distributes a path from an input branch unit connected to an external transmission line on an input side into n-distributed paths. An output branch unit divides the n-distributed paths into an internal side and an external transmission line on an output side. On the internal side, a phase adjustment unit is arranged between the output branch unit and a coupling terminal, and adjusts the phase. A phase rotation amount from the input branch unit to the output branch unit of each of the n-distributed paths is ?/2 [rad], and a phase rotation amount from the output branch unit to the coupling terminal is ? [rad] or a real number multiple of ? [rad]. The present disclosure can, for example, be applied to an FEM of a signal processing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation
    Inventors: Takashi Kawamura, Masahiro Sato, Takanori Okamura, Taichi Yamada
  • Publication number: 20210113919
    Abstract: An example of a controller includes a housing including an opening, and an operation member, a part of which is exposed through the opening. The operation member includes a key top exposed through the opening and operated by a user, a shaft portion extending downward from the key top, and a protruding portion protruding from the shaft portion. Further, in the housing, a pedestal with which the protruding portion of the operation member comes into contact when the operation member is tilted is provided. The tilt of the operation member is limited by the protruding portion coming into contact with the pedestal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2020
    Publication date: April 22, 2021
    Inventors: Takanori OKAMURA, Yuki TANIGUCHI, Hiroki IKUTA, Keisuke SEKO, Masaya TAKEI
  • Publication number: 20210077859
    Abstract: A non-limiting example training instrument comprises a hollow main body formed of an aluminum alloy. The main body is constituted by two gripping portions opposite to each other with a space therebetween and a coupling portion coupling the two gripping portions. A load sensor is arranged in the coupling portion inside the main body. The load sensor is a load cell, a strain gauge affixed to an interior of the main body, and a part of the main body to which the strain gauge is affixed functions as a strain body. Therefore, if a user applies a force so as to bring the two gripping portions close to each other or a force so as to move the two gripping portions away from each other, a load thereof is detected by the load sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2020
    Publication date: March 18, 2021
    Inventors: Ryoji KURODA, Shinji YAMAMOTO, Hiroki IKUTA, Takanori OKAMURA, Xiaoming JIN, Hitoshi TSUCHIYA, Kazuhiro HOSOI, Satoru OSAKO
  • Publication number: 20210076493
    Abstract: A first conductive pattern according to the present disclosure includes a first land electrode and a second land electrode, in which at least a portion of the first land electrode is arranged in an inner portion of a first circle defined by a center point and a first radius, the second land electrode is arranged on a second circle defined by the center point and a second radius that is larger than the first radius to surround the first land electrode, the second land electrode is not arranged in the inner portion of the first circle, the first land electrode is not arranged on the second circle, and the first land electrode and the second land electrode are arranged on a third circle defined by the center point and a third radius that is larger than the first radius and is smaller than the second radius.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2020
    Publication date: March 11, 2021
    Inventors: Takanori OKAMURA, Kohei ODANAKA, Masaya TAKEI
  • Patent number: 10881909
    Abstract: A non-limiting example training instrument comprises a hollow main body formed of an aluminum alloy. The main body is constituted by two gripping portions opposite to each other with a space therebetween and a coupling portion coupling the two gripping portions. A load sensor is arranged in the coupling portion inside the main body. The load sensor is a load cell, a strain gauge affixed to an interior of the main body, and a part of the main body to which the strain gauge is affixed functions as a strain body. Therefore, if a user applies a force so as to bring the two gripping portions close to each other or a force so as to move the two gripping portions away from each other, a load thereof is detected by the load sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ryoji Kuroda, Shinji Yamamoto, Hiroki Ikuta, Takanori Okamura, Xiaoming Jin, Hitoshi Tsuchiya, Kazuhiro Hosoi, Satoru Osako
  • Publication number: 20200398154
    Abstract: An example game controller includes a housing main body formed by connecting a housing member on a front surface side and a housing member on a back surface side. On the left and right of the housing main body, holding portions are provided. To the left and right holding portions, a pair of grip portions covering the entirety of the holding portions are connected. A boundary portion between two housing members is covered with a grip portion. Thus, when a user grips the grip portion, the grip portion is likely to fit the hand well. Thus, it is possible to improve the operability.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2020
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Inventors: Hitoshi TSUCHIYA, Fumiyoshi SUETAKE, Takanori OKAMURA
  • Patent number: 10864436
    Abstract: An example game controller includes, in each of left and right grip portions of a housing, a vibrator capable of vibrating in a first direction and a second direction. The game controller is divided into a main body housing and a grip portion. The vibrator comes into direct contact with the grip portion on a first surface of the vibrator corresponding to the first direction and a second surface of the vibrator corresponding to the second direction. Meanwhile, the vibrator comes into contact with the main body housing through a holder without coming into direct contact with the main body housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: NINTENDO CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Takanori Okamura
  • Patent number: 10835811
    Abstract: An example game controller includes a housing main body formed by connecting a housing member on a front surface side and a housing member on a back surface side. On the left and right of the housing main body, holding portions are provided. To the left and right holding portions, a pair of grip portions covering the entirety of the holding portions are connected. A boundary portion between two housing members is covered with a grip portion. Thus, when a user grips the grip portion, the grip portion is likely to fit the hand well. Thus, it is possible to improve the operability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: NINTENDO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hitoshi Tsuchiya, Fumiyoshi Suetake, Takanori Okamura
  • Patent number: 10799789
    Abstract: An example game system includes a main body apparatus and a game controller. The game controller has an analog stick, a memory storing correction parameter information including a first manufacturing process correction parameter value determined in a manufacturing process in connection with the analog stick, a first user correction parameter value determined in accordance with an operation by a user onto the analog stick, and a first model adjustment value corresponding to a model of the game controller, and a first control circuit transmitting the correction parameter information to the main body apparatus. The main body apparatus has a second control circuit which selects any of the first manufacturing process correction parameter value and the first user correction parameter value and performs game processing based on the selected correction parameter value, the first model adjustment value, and input data from the analog stick.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: NINTENDO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Toshiki Oizumi, Shinji Takenaka, Takanori Okamura, Shumpei Yasuda
  • Publication number: 20200161737
    Abstract: A distributor and a synthesizer with low loss are disclosed. In one example, a distributor/synthesizer has a distribution line that distributes a path from an input branch unit connected to an external transmission line on an input side into n-distributed paths. An output branch unit divides the n-distributed paths into an internal side and an external transmission line on an output side. On the internal side, a phase adjustment unit is arranged between the output branch unit and a coupling terminal, and adjusts the phase. A phase rotation amount from the input branch unit to the output branch unit of each of the n-distributed paths is ?/2 [rad], and a phase rotation amount from the output branch unit to the coupling terminal is ? [rad] or a real number multiple of ? [rad]. The present disclosure can, for example, be applied to an FEM of a signal processing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2018
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Inventors: Takashi Kawamura, Masahiro Sato, Takanori Okamura, Taichi Yamada
  • Publication number: 20200016460
    Abstract: A non-limiting example training instrument comprises a hollow main body formed of an aluminum alloy. The main body is constituted by two gripping portions opposite to each other with a space therebetween and a coupling portion coupling the two gripping portions. A load sensor is arranged in the coupling portion inside the main body. The load sensor is a load cell, a strain gauge affixed to an interior of the main body, and a part of the main body to which the strain gauge is affixed functions as a strain body. Therefore, if a user applies a force so as to bring the two gripping portions close to each other or a force so as to move the two gripping portions away from each other, a load thereof is detected by the load sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2019
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Inventors: Ryoji KURODA, Shinji YAMAMOTO, Hiroki IKUTA, Takanori OKAMURA, Xiaoming JIN, Hitoshi TSUCHIYA, Kazuhiro HOSOI, Satoru OSAKO
  • Patent number: 10471303
    Abstract: A non-limiting example training instrument comprises a hollow main body formed of an aluminum alloy. The main body is constituted by two gripping portions opposite to each other with a space therebetween and a coupling portion coupling the two gripping portions. A load sensor is arranged in the coupling portion inside the main body. The load sensor is a load cell, a strain gauge affixed to an interior of the main body, and a part of the main body to which the strain gauge is affixed functions as a strain body. Therefore, if a user applies a force so as to bring the two gripping portions close to each other or a force so as to move the two gripping portions away from each other, a load thereof is detected by the load sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ryoji Kuroda, Hiroki Ikuta, Shinji Yamamoto, Takanori Okamura, Xiaoming Jin, Hitoshi Tsuchiya, Kazuhiro Hosoi, Satoru Osako
  • Patent number: 10456669
    Abstract: An example of a game controller includes within a housing a first substrate on a front surface side and a second substrate on a back surface side. On a surface of the first substrate, switches such as a capture button and a home button are provided, and on a back surface of the first substrate, an NFC antenna is provided. In a region where contactless communication can be performed using the NFC antenna, switches such as a capture button and a home button are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: NINTENDO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takanori Okamura, Fumiyoshi Suetake, Kazumasa Kaneko
  • Patent number: 10441878
    Abstract: An example of a game controller includes within a housing a first substrate on a front surface and a second substrate on a back surface. On a front surface of the first substrate, switches for various operation buttons are provided, and on a back surface of the first substrate, an NFC antenna is provided. Further, on a second substrate, a control circuit for controlling contactless communication performed using the NFC antenna, a control circuit for controlling operation data indicating whether or not the operation buttons are pressed, and the like are placed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: NINTENDO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazumasa Kaneko, Takanori Okamura, Masaya Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 10335675
    Abstract: An example game controller includes L and R buttons provided in both left and right end portions on an upper surface of a housing and ZL and ZR buttons provided to sides of the L and R buttons closer to a back surface of the game controller. The ZL/ZR button includes a protruding portion protruding in the direction of the back surface of the game controller and the direction of a side surface of the game controller. This makes it possible to increase the area of an upper surface of a key top of the ZL/ZR button and improve the operability of the ZL/ZR button.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: NINTENDO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Fumiyoshi Suetake, Hitoshi Tsuchiya, Takanori Okamura
  • Publication number: 20190143202
    Abstract: An example game system includes a main body apparatus and a game controller. The game controller has an analog stick, a memory storing correction parameter information including a first manufacturing process correction parameter value determined in a manufacturing process in connection with the analog stick, a first user correction parameter value determined in accordance with an operation by a user onto the analog stick, and a first model adjustment value corresponding to a model of the game controller, and a first control circuit transmitting the correction parameter information to the main body apparatus. The main body apparatus has a second control circuit which selects any of the first manufacturing process correction parameter value and the first user correction parameter value and performs game processing based on the selected correction parameter value, the first model adjustment value, and input data from the analog stick.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2019
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Inventors: Toshiki OIZUMI, Shinji TAKENAKA, Takanori OKAMURA, Shumpei YASUDA
  • Patent number: 10286306
    Abstract: An example of a game controller includes a key top of an operation button, a tubular light-guiding portion surrounding a periphery of the key top, a light-shielding portion surrounding a periphery of the light-guiding portion, an elastic member placed immediately below the key top and configured to allow light to pass therethrough, a switch placed below the elastic member, and an LED. The key top and the light-guiding portion are exposed through a surface of a housing of the game controller. Light from the LED is incident on the light-guiding portion and guided to a surface of the housing through the inside of the light-guiding portion. The light-guiding portion is surrounded by the light-shielding portion, and therefore, light does not come out to the periphery of the light-guiding portion. Consequently, it is possible to cause the periphery of the operation button to emit light in a ring-shaped manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: NINTENDO CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Takanori Okamura