Patents by Inventor Takehiro Agata

Takehiro Agata 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: 20210275910
    Abstract: A long decorative illumination device which is long in the vertical direction and for being installed in the sides of a game machine may be provided with a plurality of light guide plates that can be individually illuminated. The plurality of light guide plates may be arranged in the vertical direction with gaps therebetween and in a slanted state so that the light emitting surfaces thereof are oriented toward a window part which is open from at least two directions of the front surface and the side surfaces of the decorative illumination device. A controller may control the light emission of the plurality of light guide plates to perform visual effect lighting having an impactful visual effect, while controlling the light emission from the plurality of light guide plates to convey predetermined information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2021
    Publication date: September 9, 2021
    Applicant: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroyuki ONITSUKA, Junya FUJITA, Takehiro AGATA
  • Publication number: 20210279997
    Abstract: A long decorative illumination device according to one or more embodiments may include a plurality of light guide plates configured to reflect light entering therein from an end surface thereof with reflection surfaces formed in recesses thereon, and causing the light to be emitted from a light emitting surface thereof; a plurality of light sources provided corresponding to the plurality of light guide plates; and a long window part open from at least two directions of the front surface and side surfaces of the decorative illumination device; and the plurality of light guide plates is slanted with gaps therebetween, so that in the slanted state the light emitting surfaces thereof are oriented toward the window part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2021
    Publication date: September 9, 2021
    Applicant: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroyuki ONITSUKA, Junya FUJITA, Takehiro AGATA
  • Publication number: 20210233347
    Abstract: An illumination device according to one or more embodiments may include: a light guide plate unit comprising a front light guide plate and a rear light guide plate arranged in a depth direction at a predetermined interval, and a light projecting unit arranged at a side of the light guide plate unit. The light projecting unit may comprise an LED in an amount of one piece among the front light guide plate and the rear light guide plate; and a moving mechanism configured to cause the light guide plate unit to reciprocate in the depth direction to cause a light incident surface of either one of the front light guide plate and the rear light guide plate to be opposed to the light projecting unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2020
    Publication date: July 29, 2021
    Applicant: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroyuki ONITSUKA, Takahiro ONO, Tatsuya ADACHI, Rei ASAI, Takehiro AGATA
  • Publication number: 20210228980
    Abstract: An illumination device according to one or more embodiments may include: a light guide plate unit having a front light guide plate and a rear light guide plate; a light projecting unit having an LED configured to supply light to the front light guide plate and the rear light guide plate; a moving mechanism configured to cause the light guide plate unit to reciprocate in a depth direction; and a detector having a detection region in front of the light guide plate unit in the depth direction and configured to detect the presence or absence of an object without contacting. The moving mechanism may move the light guide plate unit in accordance with a detection result of the detector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2020
    Publication date: July 29, 2021
    Applicant: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroyuki ONITSUKA, Takahiro ONO, Tatsuya ADACHI, Rei ASAI, Takehiro AGATA
  • Publication number: 20210199874
    Abstract: An illumination device is disclosed including: a plurality of light guide plate units each including a light guide plate and an LED substrate; and a base to which the plurality of light guide plate units are attached so as to be laid over the base. The attachment surface of the base is divided into sections for attaching the light guide plate units so as to lay the light guide plate units over the base and each section is provided with an IC board for driving the corresponding LED substrate and snap-fit engagement portions for fixing the light guide plate unit to the base. A case for covering the back surface of the light guide plate units formed transparently, and the base is also formed transparently.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2020
    Publication date: July 1, 2021
    Applicant: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroyuki ONITSUKA, Junya FUJITA, Takehiro AGATA
  • Publication number: 20210199880
    Abstract: An illumination device is disclosed that may constitute a partition wall or the like having an impact in a bright and brilliant space. An illumination device according to an embodiment may include: a plurality of light guide plate units each including a light guide plate and an LED substrate; and a base to which the plurality of light guide plate units are attached so as to be laid over the base. The attachment surface of the base is divided into sections for attaching the light guide plate units so as to lay the light guide plate units over the base and each section is provided with an IC board for driving the corresponding LED substrate and snap-fit engagement portions for fixing the light guide plate unit to the base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2020
    Publication date: July 1, 2021
    Applicant: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroyuki ONITSUKA, Junya FUJITA, Takehiro AGATA
  • Patent number: 11048034
    Abstract: An illumination device is disclosed including: a plurality of light guide plate units each including a light guide plate and an LED substrate; and a base to which the plurality of light guide plate units are attached so as to be laid over the base. The attachment surface of the base is divided into sections for attaching the light guide plate units so as to lay the light guide plate units over the base and each section is provided with an IC board for driving the corresponding LED substrate and snap-fit engagement portions for fixing the light guide plate unit to the base. A case for covering the back surface of the light guide plate units formed transparently, and the base is also formed transparently.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Onitsuka, Junya Fujita, Takehiro Agata
  • Patent number: 10989858
    Abstract: An illumination device according to one or more embodiments may include flat light guide plate units each including: a light guide plate, a light source unit, a cover covering a light emission surface of the light guide plate, and a case positioned on a back surface side of the light guide plate; and a base to which the light guide plate units are attached. The attachment surface may be divided into sections for attaching the light guide plate units such that the light guide plate units are laid over the attachment surface. Each of the sections may be provided with a circuit board for driving the light source unit, and a fixing portion for detachably fixing the light guide plate unit to the base. Each of the light guide plate units includes a visible sheet positioned between the light guide plate and the case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Onitsuka, Junya Fujita, Takehiro Agata
  • Patent number: 10957499
    Abstract: To achieve a push-button for a game machine, capable of maintaining excellent waterproof performance and having excellent operability even when a large amount of liquid is spilled, or even when liquid is spilled while the push-button is pressed. A push-button for a game machine includes: an elastic body provided in a flange shape integrally with a key top with an outer periphery of the key top and having an outer end held between a base and a bezel; and a discharge path that communicates with a space partitioned by the key top, the bezel, and the elastic body and discharges liquid having entered the space to the outside.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Omron Corporation
    Inventors: Masaaki Sumi, Hiroyuki Onitsuka, Takehiro Agata
  • Patent number: 10783739
    Abstract: A push-button for a game machine which is mounted on the game machine includes an operation key configured to accept a press, a side surface portion having translucency and provided in a direction vertical to a pressing direction of the operation key as viewed from the operation key, a light source configured to apply light in a direction parallel to the pressing direction, and a light guiding portion configured to guide light applied from the light source. The light guiding portion includes a first reflective structure configured to reflect at least a part of the light applied from the light source, and a second reflective structure configured to reflect at least a part of the light reflected by the first reflective structure toward the side surface portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Omron Corporation
    Inventors: Masaaki Sumi, Takehiro Agata, Hiroyuki Onitsuka, Junya Fujita
  • Publication number: 20200090882
    Abstract: To achieve a push-button for a game machine, capable of maintaining excellent waterproof performance and having excellent operability even when a large amount of liquid is spilled, or even when liquid is spilled while the push-button is pressed. A push-button for a game machine includes: an elastic body provided in a flange shape integrally with a key top with an outer periphery of the key top and having an outer end held between a base and a bezel; and a discharge path that communicates with a space partitioned by the key top, the bezel, and the elastic body and discharges liquid having entered the space to the outside.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2019
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Applicant: Omron Corporation
    Inventors: Masaaki Sumi, Hiroyuki Onitsuka, Takehiro Agata
  • Publication number: 20190147690
    Abstract: A push-button for a game machine which is mounted on the game machine includes an operation key configured to accept a press, a side surface portion having translucency and provided in a direction vertical to a pressing direction of the operation key as viewed from the operation key, a light source configured to apply light in a direction parallel to the pressing direction, and a light guiding portion configured to guide light applied from the light source. The light guiding portion includes a first reflective structure configured to reflect at least a part of the light applied from the light source, and a second reflective structure configured to reflect at least a part of the light reflected by the first reflective structure toward the side surface portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2018
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Applicant: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Masaaki Sumi, Takehiro Agata, Hiroyuki Onitsuka, Junya Fujita
  • Publication number: 20190122486
    Abstract: A display device includes a light emitting part having at least one transparent substrate on a front surface of which a plurality of light emitting devices (LEDs) are mounted, an LED control board configured to control light emission of the plurality of LEDs, a half mirror part disposed on a light launching side of the light emitting part and having a light reflection function and a light transmission function, and a mirror part disposed on a rear surface side of the light emitting part and having at least the light reflecting function out of the light reflecting function and the light transmission function.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2018
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Applicant: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Taichi Onoyama, Hiroyuki Onitsuka, Takahiro Ono, Takehiro Agata
  • Publication number: 20190122489
    Abstract: An operation unit includes, as an operation base part in which a push button part is disposed, a light emitting part having at least one transparent substrate on a front surface of which a plurality of LEDs are mounted, an LED control board configured to control light emission of the plurality of LEDs, a half mirror part disposed on a light launching side of the light emitting part and having a light reflection function and a light transmission function, and a mirror part disposed on a rear surface side of the light emitting part and having at least the light reflecting function out of the light reflecting function and the light transmission function.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2018
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Applicant: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Taichi Onoyama, Hiroyuki Onitsuka, Takahiro Ono, Takehiro Agata
  • Patent number: 10258872
    Abstract: An operating apparatus includes a touch panel, an LED board, and a display panel. The LED board is arranged below the touch panel. A plurality of LEDs is mounted on the LED board. The display panel is arranged below the LED board. The display panel is configured to change an image displayed in the display panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Takahiro Ono, Hiroyuki Onitsuka, Masataka Kimura, Masaaki Sumi, Takehiro Agata
  • Patent number: 10262581
    Abstract: An operating apparatus includes a touch panel, a fluid holder, a display panel, and a fan. The fluid holder is arranged below the touch panel. The fluid holder holds a transparent fluid. The display panel is arranged below the fluid holder. The fan is configured to produce ripples in the fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Takahiro Ono, Hiroyuki Onitsuka, Masataka Kimura, Masaaki Sumi, Takehiro Agata
  • Patent number: 10210698
    Abstract: A pushbutton includes a key top, including a light-transmissive display part, the key top configured to be depressed; and LEDs configured to emit light toward the display part. The display part includes a bottom surface and a sloped surface, the sloped surface being continuous with an outer edge of the bottom surface and broadening outward as the sloped surface progresses upward from the bottom surface. The light emitted from the LEDs toward the display part is reflected by the sloped surface and emitted toward the exterior from a top surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Masaaki Sumi, Hiroyuki Onitsuka, Takehiro Agata
  • Patent number: 10058780
    Abstract: An operating apparatus operating apparatus includes a touch panel, a first projection portion, a fluid holder, and a second projection portion. The first projection portion is arranged below the touch panel. The fluid holder is arranged below the first projection portion. The fluid holder holds a transparent fluid. The second projection portion is arranged below the fluid holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Takahiro Ono, Hiroyuki Onitsuka, Masataka Kimura, Masaaki Sumi, Takehiro Agata
  • Patent number: 9995478
    Abstract: A switch unit has a display part configured to display an image, and an operation part provided on the display part in a stacked manner. The operation part includes a plurality of press buttons each having a pressable top surface formed to be transparent, a transparent base having a plurality of openings formed so as to be spaced from each other in positions corresponding to a display region of the display part, while avoiding a peripheral edge of the display region, and a transparent substrate provided below the base and having a light source in a position corresponding to the outer periphery of the top surface. Each of the press buttons includes, and forms into a unit, a button body having the top surface, and a frame-like light guiding body provided in a flange shape below the button body and provided so as to cover the light source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Taichi Onoyama, Masaaki Sumi, Hiroyuki Onitsuka, Takehiro Agata, Masataka Kimura
  • Patent number: 9978545
    Abstract: A switch unit has a display part configured to display an image, and an operation part provided on the display part in a stacked manner. The operation part includes a plurality of press buttons each having a pressable top surface formed to be transparent, a transparent base having a plurality of openings which are formed so as to be spaced from each other in positions corresponding to a display region of the display part, while avoiding a peripheral edge of the display region, a transparent substrate provided below the base and mounted with an electronic component, and a top plate having openings in positions corresponding to the press buttons and provided on the base, with the press buttons mounted thereon, so as to cover the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Taichi Onoyama, Hiroyuki Onitsuka, Masaaki Sumi, Takehiro Agata, Masataka Kimura