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: 20180075691
    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: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2017
    Publication date: March 15, 2018
    Applicant: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Masaaki SUMI, Hiroyuki ONITSUKA, Takehiro AGATA
  • Publication number: 20180071627
    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: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2017
    Publication date: March 15, 2018
    Applicant: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Takahiro ONO, Hiroyuki ONITSUKA, Masataka KIMURA, Masaaki SUMI, Takehiro AGATA
  • Publication number: 20180071620
    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: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2017
    Publication date: March 15, 2018
    Applicant: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Takahiro ONO, Hiroyuki ONITSUKA, Masataka KIMURA, Masaaki SUMI, Takehiro AGATA
  • Publication number: 20180075799
    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: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2017
    Publication date: March 15, 2018
    Applicant: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Takahiro ONO, Hiroyuki ONITSUKA, Masataka KIMURA, Masaaki SUMI, Takehiro AGATA
  • Patent number: 9899163
    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 button made of a transparent material except for an edge, a transparent button case having an opening formed in a position corresponding to a display region of the display part and configured to position the button, and a transparent substrate provided below the button case and having an electronic component disposed in a position corresponding to the edge of the button. The button is disposed on the transparent substrate via the opening in the button case. A discharge gap in parallel with the electronic component is provided on a wire in a position corresponding to the edge of the button on the transparent substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Takehiro Agata, Hiroyuki Onitsuka, Taichi Onoyama, Masaaki Sumi, Masataka Kimura
  • Publication number: 20160335844
    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: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2016
    Publication date: November 17, 2016
    Applicant: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Taichi Onoyama, Hiroyuki Onitsuka, Masaaki Sumi, Takehiro Agata, Masataka Kimura
  • Publication number: 20160335843
    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 button made of a transparent material except for an edge, a transparent button case having an opening formed in a position corresponding to a display region of the display part and configured to position the button, and a transparent substrate provided below the button case and having an electronic component disposed in a position corresponding to the edge of the button. The button is disposed on the transparent substrate via the opening in the button case. A discharge gap in parallel with the electronic component is provided on a wire in a position corresponding to the edge of the button on the transparent substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2016
    Publication date: November 17, 2016
    Applicant: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Takehiro Agata, Hiroyuki Onitsuka, Taichi Onoyama, Masaaki Sumi, Masataka Kimura
  • Publication number: 20160335845
    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: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2016
    Publication date: November 17, 2016
    Applicant: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Taichi Onoyama, Masaaki Sumi, Hiroyuki Onitsuka, Takehiro Agata, Masataka Kimura