Patents by Inventor Takehito Yamauchi

Takehito 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: 20200272208
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus includes a base, an object detecting section, and a chassis that houses the base and the object detecting section. The object detecting section includes a substrate and a detecting element that is provided on a first principal surface of the substrate and is configured to detect a wave coming from an object and output a detection signal. The object detecting section is mounted on the base with the first principal surface facing the base. The base has a long passage hole that allows the wave to pass therethrough toward the detecting element. A longer direction of the passage hole is along a first direction that is a substantially horizontal direction when the chassis adopts a reference posture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2019
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Applicant: LENOVO (SINGAPORE) PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Kosugi, Takehito Yamauchi, Masahiro Tokuno, Takuo Yamagishi
  • Publication number: 20200275563
    Abstract: A portable information device that can stably support a display is disclosed. The portable information device includes a first chassis member; a second chassis member; a hinge mechanism; a display whose back surface is supported by front surfaces of a first support plate and a second support plate; an alignment part that aligns the front surfaces between one edge of the first support plate and one edge of the second support plate adjacent to each other, in a flat form; a first support part that supports the first support plate relative to the first chassis member; and a second support part that supports the second support plate relative to the second chassis member. At least one of the first support part and the second support part includes a floating part that supports a corresponding support plate relative to a corresponding chassis member in a floating state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2020
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Inventors: Kenji Watamura, Fumitake Mizoguchi, Takehito Yamauchi, Kazuya Tatsuno
  • Publication number: 20200262179
    Abstract: The present invention provides a resin laminate that suppresses the infiltration of a component contained in a lower resin layer into a surface resin layer in the resin laminate composed of a thermoplastic resin. The resin laminate includes a first thermoplastic resin layer positioned as the surface layer, and a second thermoplastic resin layer positioned beneath the first thermoplastic resin layer, wherein the glass transition temperature of the first thermoplastic resin layer is higher than the glass transition temperature of the second thermoplastic resin layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2019
    Publication date: August 20, 2020
    Applicant: LENOVO (SINGAPORE) PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Fumitake Mizoguchi, Seita Horikoshi, Tsunenori Yanagisawa, Takehito Yamauchi
  • Publication number: 20200264664
    Abstract: A panel device includes a panel; a display chassis surrounded by a bottom surface portion and a side wall portion, and having a space with a shape substantially identical to the shape of the panel, the display chassis being for accommodating the panel in the space; an adhesive member for adhering at least a part of the rear surface of the panel and the bottom surface portion of the display chassis, wherein the display chassis has a sloping face defined on an opposed portion of the side wall portion, the opposed portion being opposed to at least the side end portion of the panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2019
    Publication date: August 20, 2020
    Applicant: LENOVO (SINGAPORE) PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Fumitake Mizoguchi, Takehito Yamauchi, Shigehiro Horiuchi, Sara Akiyama
  • Publication number: 20200249723
    Abstract: A portable information device is disclosed. The portable information device includes a pair of chassis members, a hinge mechanism that rotatably connects respective one edge portions of the pair of chassis members, a foldable display provided straddling the inner surfaces of the pair of chassis members, and a bezel member provided straddling the outer circumferential edge portion of the display and the outer circumferential edge portion of the chassis members such that the bezel member is disposed farther from the rotation center of the hinge mechanism relative to the inner surfaces of the chassis members. The bezel member includes a core member secured on the outer circumferential edge portion of the display and the outer circumferential edge portion of the chassis members, and a surface member made of elastic member and provided on the front surface of the core member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2020
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Inventors: Fumitake Mizoguchi, Takehito Yamauchi, Ryo Oshige, Eiji Shinohara, Kazuya Tatsuno
  • Publication number: 20200249717
    Abstract: A portable information device includes a first chassis member, a second chassis member, a hinge mechanism, a display and a bezel member provided to bridge an outer peripheral edge portion of the display and an outer peripheral edge portion of the first and second chassis members. The bezel member is arranged farther away from the inner surfaces of the first and second chassis members than a rotation center of the hinge mechanism. The bezel member has a buffer portion at least at a position overlapping a bent portion of the display. The buffer portion can absorb compressive force F applied thereto as the first and the second chassis members are folded from a flat opened state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2020
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Applicant: LENOVO (SINGAPORE) PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki Shibayama, Fumitake Mizoguchi, Kazuya Tatsuno, Takehito Yamauchi
  • Patent number: 10732486
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an electronic device without the necessity of a separate member shielding a camera. The electronic device comprises a lens cover unit of a Laptop PC at least partially accommodated in a cover. The lens cover unit is movable between a first position, where a light transmitting cover which is a light transmitting portion faces a camera, and a second position, where a thick portion which is a camera shielding portion shields the camera.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: LENOVO (SINGAPORE) PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroaki Kinoshita, Takehito Yamauchi, Shigehiro Horiuchi, Hiroki Hirano, Masaaki Neguchi
  • Publication number: 20200228688
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus includes a lens cover unit that is installed so as to be able to move between a first position where a transmission window overlaps with a lens of a camera and at least one of multiple switches is put into an ON state and a second position where a portion other than the transmission window covers the lens of the camera and the multiple switches are put into an OFF state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2019
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Applicant: LENOVO (SINGAPORE) PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Shigehiro Horiuchi, Takehito Yamauchi, Shinichi Kubota, Satoshi Hosoya
  • Patent number: 10678306
    Abstract: A viewing angle changing film capable of changing the viewing angle of a display panel is provided. The viewing angle changing film includes a base film opposed to a display panel, and an attachment having a thickness smaller than a thickness of the base film. The base film can change the viewing angle of the display panel. The attachment is inserted into air gap defined between the display panel and a bezel. The attachment is a separate member from the base film, and is fixed to the base film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: LENOVO (SINGAPORE) PTE LTD
    Inventors: Osamu Ohsawa, Takehito Yamauchi, Shinichi Kubota, Hiroyuki Noguchi
  • Publication number: 20200130336
    Abstract: A chassis member capable of improving manufacturing efficiency is disclosed. The chassis member includes a laminate in which an interlayer is provided between a pair of fiber-reinforced resin plates made of reinforced fiber impregnated with thermoplastic resin. A frame body formed of thermoplastic resin is joined to an edge of the laminate. The edge of the laminate is provided with a thin plate portion thinner than the other portion. The frame body is joined to the thin plate portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2019
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Inventors: Fumitake Mizoguchi, Seita Horikoshi, Tsunenori Yanagisawa, Takehito Yamauchi
  • Publication number: 20190369661
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a camera, a camera cover configured to be movable within a range at least including a closed position where the camera cover covers the camera and an open position where the camera cover does not cover the camera, a guide part which comes into contact with the camera cover and guides movement of the camera cover, and at least one dust collection part which is provided on a contact route along which the guide part comes into contact with the camera cover.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2018
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Applicant: LENOVO (SINGAPORE) PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroaki Kinoshita, Takehito Yamauchi, Fumitake Mizoguchi, Shigehiro Horiuchi
  • Patent number: 10481633
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a camera, a camera cover configured to be movable within a range at least including a closed position where the camera cover covers the camera and an open position where the camera cover does not cover the camera, a guide part which comes into contact with the camera cover and guides movement of the camera cover, and at least one dust collection part which is provided on a contact route along which the guide part comes into contact with the camera cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: LENOVO (SINGAPORE) PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroaki Kinoshita, Takehito Yamauchi, Fumitake Mizoguchi, Shigehiro Horiuchi
  • Patent number: 10481634
    Abstract: A portable information device is capable of securing the appearance quality and the durability of products while having a foldable configuration. The portable information device has a backbone member provided throughout and between the inner surface of one edge portion of a first chassis member and the inner surface of one edge portion of a second chassis member so as to cover a gap between the one edge portion of the first chassis member and the one edge portion of the second chassis member connected by a hinge mechanism. The backbone member is provided to the inner surface of the one edge portion of the first chassis member so as to be slidable in an X direction from the second chassis member to the first chassis member along the inner surface, and is non-slidably fixed to the inner surface of the one edge portion of the second chassis member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: LENOVO (SINGAPORE) PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Fumitake Mizoguchi, Takehito Yamauchi, Kazuya Tatsuno, Kenji Watamura
  • Patent number: 10416710
    Abstract: A portable information device is capable of securing the appearance quality and the durability of products while having a foldable configuration. The portable information device has a backbone member provided throughout and between the inner surface of one edge portion of a first chassis member and the inner surface of one edge portion of a second chassis member so as to cover a gap between the one edge portion of the first chassis member and the one edge portion of the second chassis member connected by a hinge mechanism. The backbone member is provided to the inner surface of the one edge portion of the first chassis member so as to be slidable in an X direction from the second chassis member to the first chassis member along the inner surface, and is non-slidably fixed to the inner surface of the one edge portion of the second chassis member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: LENOVO (SINGAPORE) PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Fumitake Mizoguchi, Takehito Yamauchi, Kazuya Tatsuno, Yoshiyuki Shibayama
  • Patent number: 10409332
    Abstract: A portable information device is capable of stably supporting a foldable display. The portable information device has a support plate which is fixed to the inner surface sides of a first chassis member and a second chassis member and supports the rear surface of a display. The support plate has a first plate member disposed on the inner surface side of the first chassis member, a second plate member disposed on the inner surface side of the second chassis member, and a flexible sheet-like member connecting the first plate member and the second plate member so as to be foldable into a double-folded state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: LENOVO (SINGAPORE) PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Fumitake Mizoguchi, Takehito Yamauchi, Kazuya Tatsuno, Seita Horikoshi
  • Patent number: 10402148
    Abstract: A multi-display control apparatus includes a processor for an information handling device and a memory that stores code executable by the processor. The code is executable by the processor to detect a trigger event and, in response to detecting the trigger event, temporarily stopping display of content on a first display device in which the first display device is external to a second display device of a computing device storing the content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Takane Fujino, Keita Ishikawa, Takayuki Suzuki, Takehito Yamauchi
  • Patent number: 10394275
    Abstract: A member for chassis capable of achieving high strength is disclosed. The member for chassis is used for a chassis making up a lid of an electronic device in which the lid and the body are coupled with each other openably/closably via a hinge. The member for chassis has a configuration in which a frame formed of thermoplastic resin is joined with at least a part of an outside end face of a laminated plate including an intermediate layer disposed between a pair of fiber-reinforced resin plates, wherein the thermoplastic resin extends to a surface of the laminated plate and a nut serving as a female thread part is provided in the thermoplastic resin extending to the surface of the laminated plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: LENOVO (SINGAPORE) PTE LTD
    Inventors: Fumitake Mizoguchi, Takehito Yamauchi, Tatsuya Ushioda, Keita Ishikawa
  • Patent number: 10386886
    Abstract: A portable information device is capable of securing the appearance quality and the durability of products while having a foldable configuration. The portable information device has a backbone member provided throughout and between the inner surface of one edge portion of a first chassis member and the inner surface of one edge portion of a second chassis member so as to cover a gap between the one edge portion of the first chassis member and the one edge portion of the second chassis member connected by a hinge mechanism. The backbone member is provided to the inner surface of the one edge portion of the first chassis member so as to be slidable in an X direction from the second chassis member to the first chassis member along the inner surface, and is non-slidably fixed to the inner surface of the one edge portion of the second chassis member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: LENOVO (SINGAPORE) PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Takehito Yamauchi, Masayuki Amano, Kenji Watamura, Seita Horikoshi
  • Patent number: 10345862
    Abstract: A support for an electronic device is able to prevent a chassis from wobbling without coming off from the chassis. The support is attached to an opening of the chassis of the electronic device. The support includes a base portion positioned on an exterior surface side of the chassis so as to overlap the opening, a retaining portion that is positioned on an inner surface side of the chassis and provided so that the opening is able to retain the retaining portion with or without interposing a separate member, a connecting portion that connects the base portion and the retaining portion with each other and is inserted through the opening, and an elastic protruding portion provided on the base portion and structures a contact point with the exterior surface of the chassis. The base portion is structured so as to support the chassis through the elastic protruding portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: LENOVO (SINGAPORE) PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Satoshi Douzono, Takehito Yamauchi, Shinichi Kubota
  • Publication number: 20190196543
    Abstract: A portable information device is capable of securing the appearance quality and the durability of products while having a foldable configuration. The portable information device has a backbone member provided throughout and between the inner surface of one edge portion of a first chassis member and the inner surface of one edge portion of a second chassis member so as to cover a gap between the one edge portion of the first chassis member and the one edge portion of the second chassis member connected by a hinge mechanism. The backbone member is provided to the inner surface of the one edge portion of the first chassis member so as to be slidable in an X direction from the second chassis member to the first chassis member along the inner surface, and is non-slidably fixed to the inner surface of the one edge portion of the second chassis member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Applicant: LENOVO (SINGAPORE) PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Fumitake Mizoguchi, Takehito Yamauchi, Kazuya Tatsuno, Kenji Watamura