Patents by Inventor Takao Yamauchi

Takao Yamauchi 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: 20220123508
    Abstract: A connector device comprising a first connector and a second connector. The first connector comprises: a plurality of conductive first contacts; an insulating first contact holding portion holding the plurality of first contacts; a conductive partition wall partitioning the first contact holding portion into a first grouping area that holds two or more first contacts and a first individual area that holds one first contact; and a conductive first surrounding wall disposed around an outer periphery of the first individual area so that the first surrounding wall and the partition wall at least partially surround the first individual area. The second connector comprises: a plurality of conductive second contacts; and a conductive second surrounding wall. When the first connector and the second connector are fitted to each other, the second surrounding wall is disposed inside or outside the first surrounding wall around the outer periphery of the first individual area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 24, 2021
    Publication date: April 21, 2022
    Inventors: Takao YAMAUCHI, Sho SUZUKI, Yuki MIYAZAKI
  • Publication number: 20220006245
    Abstract: A signal contact member and a ground contact member to which a center conductor and an outer conductor of a coaxial cable are connected are supported by an insulating housing member. The ground contact member has an annular fitting portion that fits and connects to the ground contact portion of a mate connector device. The annular fitting portion is provided with an opening for disposing a center conductor connection portion of the signal contact member. A shell portion of a ground contact member or an insulating housing member is provided with a conductive member given a ground potential. The conductive member partially fills the opening in the annular fitting portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2021
    Publication date: January 6, 2022
    Inventors: Hiroki NAKAMURA, Takao YAMAUCHI, Ichiro SUGIURA, Li Yao LIN
  • Patent number: 10741973
    Abstract: An electrical cable connector comprising an insulating housing, a plurality of conductive contacts arranged on the insulating housing to be connected respectively with cables, and an outer shell member attached to the insulating housing, wherein the insulating housing is provided with a cable supporting portion reinforced with an inner shell member for supporting the cables connected respectively with the conductive contacts and the outer shell member includes a concealing portion for covering a portion of the insulating housing on which the conductive contacts are arranged, a strip-shaped portion for surrounding partially the insulating housing for coming into resilient contact with a mate electrical connector and a linking portion extending from the concealing portion to be linked with the inner shell member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: DAI-ICHI SEIKO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kenji Yufu, Takao Yamauchi
  • Patent number: 10707603
    Abstract: An electrical cable connector comprising an insulating housing, a plurality of conductive contacts arranged on the insulating housing to be connected respectively with cables, and a resilient shell member attached to the insulating housing, wherein the resilient shell member includes a concealing portion for concealing a portion of the insulating housing on which the conductive contacts are arranged, a strip-shaped portion surrounding partially the insulating housing so as to cause an inner surface portion thereof to come into resilient contact with an outer surface portion of a mating connecting device, a pair of extended strip-shaped portions each extending to be bent from one of end portions of the strip-shaped portion so as to have a free end portion, and a pair of holding portions extending from the concealing portion for positioning respectively the extended strip-shaped portions from the outside thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: DAI-ICHI SEIKO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kenji Yufu, Takao Yamauchi
  • Publication number: 20190348784
    Abstract: An electrical cable connector comprising an insulating housing, a plurality of conductive contacts arranged on the insulating housing to be connected respectively with cables, and a resilient shell member attached to the insulating housing, wherein the resilient shell member includes a concealing portion for concealing a portion of the insulating housing on which the conductive contacts are arranged, a strip-shaped portion surrounding partially the insulating housing so as to cause an inner surface portion thereof to come into resilient contact with an outer surface portion of a mating connecting device, a pair of extended strip-shaped portions each extending to be bent from one of end portions of the strip-shaped portion so as to have a free end portion, and a pair of holding portions extending from the concealing portion for positioning respectively the extended strip-shaped portions from the outside thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2019
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Applicant: DAI-ICHI SEIKO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kenji YUFU, Takao YAMAUCHI
  • Publication number: 20190348800
    Abstract: An electrical cable connector comprising an insulating housing, a plurality of conductive contacts arranged on the insulating housing to be connected respectively with cables, and an outer shell member attached to the insulating housing, wherein the insulating housing is provided with a cable supporting portion reinforced with an inner shell member for supporting the cables connected respectively with the conductive contacts and the outer shell member includes a concealing portion for covering a portion of the insulating housing on which the conductive contacts are arranged, a strip-shaped portion for surrounding partially the insulating housing for coming into resilient contact with a mate electrical connector and a linking portion extending from the concealing portion to be linked with the inner shell member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2019
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Applicant: DAI-ICHI SEIKO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kenji YUFU, Takao YAMAUCHI
  • Patent number: 10396509
    Abstract: To allow a fit-in state between electrical connectors to be firmly maintained, elastic arm-shaped members provided to a conductive shell member so as to elastically displace to a direction orthogonal to a fit-in direction of a mating connector are each provided with an engaging piece having a connector contact surface which the mating connector faces from the depth in the fit-in direction and a shell contact surface which a part of the conductive shell member faces from the front in the fit-in direction. When an external force is applied to the mating connector in a fit-in state to a removing direction opposite to the fit-in direction, the engaging piece is brought into a state of being interposed between the mating connector and the conductive shell member. This avoids a situation in which the engaging piece is removed from the mating connector to cause a lock release.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: DAI-ICHI SEIKO CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Takao Yamauchi
  • Patent number: 10389069
    Abstract: To shorten a contact member to a fit-in direction to allow a decrease size, a fixing piece 12c of a contact member 12 is arranged in a region Q where an electrode part 22a of a mating connector 20 slides over the contact member 12. Thus, the region Q where the electrode part 22a of the mating connector 20 slides over the contact member 12 and a region where the fixing piece 12c of the contact member 12 is arranged are in a state of overlapping each other in a direction of fitting in the mating connector 20, and the contact member 12 can be shortened to the direction of fitting in the mating connector 20.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: DAI-ICHI SEIKO CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Takao Yamauchi
  • Publication number: 20180316144
    Abstract: To shorten a contact member to a fit-in direction to allow a decrease size, a fixing piece 12c of a contact member 12 is arranged in a region Q where an electrode part 22a of a mating connector 20 slides over the contact member 12. Thus, the region Q where the electrode part 22a of the mating connector 20 slides over the contact member 12 and a region where the fixing piece 12c of the contact member 12 is arranged are in a state of overlapping each other in a direction of fitting in the mating connector 20, and the contact member 12 can be shortened to the direction of fitting in the mating connector 20.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2018
    Publication date: November 1, 2018
    Applicant: DAI-ICHI SEIKO CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Takao Yamauchi
  • Publication number: 20180316143
    Abstract: To allow a fit-in state between electrical connectors to be firmly maintained, elastic arm-shaped members 23d provided to a conductive shell member 23 so as to elastically displace to a direction orthogonal to a fit-in direction of a mating connector 10 are each provided with an engaging piece 23e having a connector contact surface 23e1 which the mating connector 10 faces from the depth in the fit-in direction and a shell contact surface 23e2 which a part of the conductive shell member 23 faces from the front in the fit-in direction. When an external force is applied to the mating connector 10 in a fit-in state to a removing direction opposite to the fit-in direction, the engaging piece 23e is brought into a state of being interposed between the mating connector 10 and the conductive shell member 23. This avoids a situation in which the engaging piece 23e is removed from the mating connector 10 to cause a lock release.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2018
    Publication date: November 1, 2018
    Applicant: DAl-ICHI SEIKO CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Takao YAMAUCHI
  • Patent number: 9509067
    Abstract: The reliability of electrical connectivity can be improved by a simple configuration while reducing the number of processes of connection of a coaxial cable. An outer conductor and a connector main-body part are configured to be electrically connected by pushing cable rupturing parts, which are projecting toward an inner side from a radial-direction outer side of a coaxial cable placed on a connector main-body part, against the radial-direction inner side toward the coaxial cable and rupturing an outer-periphery covering material of the coaxial cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: DAI-ICHI SEIKO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takao Yamauchi, Sho Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20150364843
    Abstract: The reliability of electrical connectivity can be improved by a simple configuration while reducing the number of processes of connection of a coaxial cable. An outer conductor and a connector main-body part are configured to be electrically connected by pushing cable rupturing parts, which are projecting toward an inner side from a radial-direction outer side of a coaxial cable placed on a connector main-body part, against the radial-direction inner side toward the coaxial cable and rupturing an outer-periphery covering material of the coaxial cable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2015
    Publication date: December 17, 2015
    Applicant: DAI-ICHI SEIKO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takao YAMAUCHI, Sho Suzuki
  • Patent number: 9077130
    Abstract: With a simple configuration, increase in size can be avoided, usage durability is improved, and occurrence of insufficient electrical connection caused by dust can be prevented well. A crank part is provided in at least one of both contacts including elastic beam-like members. Both of the contacts are provided with cut-away parts, which substantially increase the span lengths of the elastic beam-like members, and gaps between the contacts and an insulating housing which ensure flexibility of the elastic beam-like members to ensure flexibility and prevent permanent deformation of the contacts while enhancing elasticity of the contacts. Dust which has entered the interior thereof is moved along the crank part to ensure electrical conductivity well, which is an employed configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignee: DAI-ICHI SEIKO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoichi Hashimoto, Takao Yamauchi, Yuma Watanabe
  • Patent number: 8382579
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a card stack reader, a card thereof, a card case, a method for manufacturing the card, a game machine using the same, and a computer-readable storage medium on which a game program is recorded. The card stack reader comprises an imaging unit which reads an image from a peripheral side portion of a stack of cards, each card having a read code along a peripheral side edge thereof, the read code identifying the card, and a code recognizing unit which recognizes the read code of each card from the image read by the imaging unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignee: Sega Corporation
    Inventors: Toshikazu Yoshida, Hidenori Shiba, Toshiyuki Kaji, Takao Yamauchi, Fumihiro Kato, Akira Nishino, Toru Ohara, Takaharu Terada
  • Patent number: 8335883
    Abstract: To provide a data processing device in which a plurality of CPUs can individually and independently communicate with different functions of a USB device using a single communication path. The data processing device is configured so that a USB host module to be coupled to a plurality of central processing units has a plurality of pipes to communicate with an arbitrary end point of a USB device coupled from the outside of the data processing device, the data processing device also includes an access control register to specify which central processing unit should have a right to control the pipe and specify to which extent a range of the content of setting of a function for the pipe should be allowed, and a USB host interface is controlled in accordance with the content of setting of the access control register.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Renesas Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Shohei Tateyama, Takao Yamauchi, Eisaku Tomida, Kunihiko Nishiyama, Yasuyuki Suzuki
  • Patent number: 8191896
    Abstract: A card game apparatus includes a large-size panel display, a main control unit that controls screens on the large-size panel display, and a plurality of terminal apparatuses that are communicably connected to the main control unit. A game player purchases an integrated circuit card and, for example, eleven player cards on each of which, a soccer player's photograph is printed. When the game player arranges the player cards on a player card arrangement panel of one of the terminal apparatuses, card data recorded on the back of the player card will be read by an internal image sensor. Then, a team is organized by the player cards, and a game starts. The game player can direct a player's position and formation by changing placement of the player card.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Assignee: Sega Corporation
    Inventors: Toshiyuki Kaji, Toshikazu Yoshida, Hidenori Shiba, Takao Yamauchi, Fumihiro Kato, Junichi Tsuchiya, Yoshitaka Maeyama, Jinichiro Okuda, Mitsuhiko Kakita
  • Patent number: 8172229
    Abstract: A card game system, including a plurality of terminal apparatuses, a card data reading unit for detecting unique data of each of cards when an operator arranges and manipulates a set of cards selected by the operator on a flat surface of the panel on the terminal apparatus, and a game execution unit which is arranged to organize a playing team in a virtual game space based on the data detected from the cards placed on the flat surface of the panel and to execute a game against another playing team organized on another terminal apparatus connected via a network. A progress of the game is controlled in response to manipulation by the operator with the cards on the panel, a main control unit to which individual game data is transmitted from the plurality of the terminal apparatuses, and a display connected to the main control unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2012
    Assignee: Sega Corporation
    Inventors: Toshiyuki Kaji, Toshikazu Yoshida, Hidenori Shiba, Takao Yamauchi, Fumihiro Kato, Junichi Tsuchiya, Yoshitaka Maeyama, Jinichiro Okuda, Mitsuhiko Kakita
  • Patent number: 8020869
    Abstract: A game apparatus includes a game execution unit, casing, card arrangement panel, luminator that illuminates the panel, sensor unit that receives light from the panel and generates image data, and recognition unit to separate data of each card, and detect positions of the cards. Each of the plurality of cards is printed with a game character on one of its surfaces and formed on the other of the surfaces with a code pattern including data relating the game character. The sensor unit generates data of the image including the code patterns of the cards on the panel. The recognition unit separates data of each card, and detects position on play field of cards arranged on the panel, from the data of the image and supplies information thus obtained to the execution unit. The execution unit executes a game in response to card manipulation by an operator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2011
    Assignee: Sega Corporation
    Inventors: Toshiyuki Kaji, Toshikazu Yoshida, Hidenori Shiba, Takao Yamauchi, Fumihiro Kato, Junichi Tsuchiya, Yoshitaka Maeyama, Jinichiro Okuda, Mitsuhiko Kakita
  • Publication number: 20110072184
    Abstract: To provide a data processing device in which a plurality of CPUs can individually and independently communicate with different functions of a USB device using a single communication path. The data processing device is configured so that a USB host module to be coupled to a plurality of central processing units has a plurality of pipes to communicate with an arbitrary end point of a USB device coupled from the outside of the data processing device, the data processing device also includes an access control register to specify which central processing unit should have a right to control the pipe and specify to which extent a range of the content of setting of a function for the pipe should be allowed, and a USB host interface is controlled in accordance with the content of setting of the access control register.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2010
    Publication date: March 24, 2011
    Inventors: Shohei TATEYAMA, Takao YAMAUCHI, Eisaku TOMIDA, Kunihiko NISHIYAMA, Yasuyuki SUZUKI
  • Patent number: D700891
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignee: Dai-Ichi Seiko Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takeshi Hirakawa, Yoichi Hashimoto, Takao Yamauchi