Patents by Inventor Toshinobu Ogatsu

Toshinobu Ogatsu 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: 20200224916
    Abstract: An environmental apparatus controller performs control over multiple types of environmental apparatuses, and includes a grasping unit, learning control plan output means, and a selection control unit. The grasping unit grasps current mental and physical condition information of a user, environmental situation information, and target relationship information between a target mental and physical condition and a present mental and physical condition. The learning control plan output means outputs a control change plan for each combination of multiple types of the environmental apparatuses according to the current mental and physical condition information, the environmental situation information, and the target relationship information. The selection control unit selects one of a plurality of the control change plans output by the learning control plan output means and executes the plan.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2018
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Inventors: Shiori EMOTO, Atsushi NISHINO, Satoshi HASHIMOTO, Shouta HORI, Junya NAKASE, Masanori TSUJIKAWA, Yukihiro KIUCHI, Toshinobu OGATSU
  • Publication number: 20200056797
    Abstract: Provided an area-specific environment management system, which manages an environment in an individual one of a plurality of areas, the system including: a biological information sensor that acquires biological information about at least one of an individual and a group who belongs to an individual one of the areas; an environmental information sensor that acquires environmental information about an individual one of the areas; an arousal level estimation section that estimates an arousal level with respect to the biological information by using an arousal level estimation model; and an environment provision section that provides an environment to an individual one of the areas based on the arousal level and the environmental information, wherein the arousal level includes, as a state to which the arousal level belongs, a state from sleepy until awakened; a wakeful state; and an excessively wakeful state, and wherein the environment provision section includes an individual control mode corresponding to a stat
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Publication date: February 20, 2020
    Applicant: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Masanori TSUJIKAWA, Yoshifumi ONISHI, So YAMADA, Toshinobu OGATSU, Yukihiro KIUCHI, Sho OHTANI
  • Patent number: 9432491
    Abstract: A waterproof structure includes a casing including a first case member having a first facing surface, and a second case member having a second facing surface. A water repellent slit is provided on at least either one of the first and second facing surfaces, extends in one direction perpendicular to a direction of liquid droplet ingress, and has unidirectional fine recesses and protrusions that make water repellency anisotropic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Toshinobu Ogatsu
  • Publication number: 20160187714
    Abstract: A metal structure that holds a display unit, as the main structure, and a casing structure that is integrally molded from resin onto the metal structure. The metal structure is resilient against flexural loads, torsional loads, and other deformations from the exterior upon the display unit composed of thin plate glass, because the member that protects the display unit is in a box shape. The display unit itself can be protected from damage even if rigidity is reduced because of a thinner profile. The metal structure is manufactured by thin plate pressing and sufficient strength can be maintained even if the thickness is low. Furthermore, the metal structure is configured as a frame part of the entire casing, the rigidity of the entire device can therefore be maintained by using this structure, and the mounting board and functional components other than the display unit can also be protected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2015
    Publication date: June 30, 2016
    Inventor: Toshinobu Ogatsu
  • Patent number: 9374445
    Abstract: A box-shaped metal structure is formed by press-working or the like, and a resin shell is integrally molded to the periphery of the metal structure by extrusion molding a resin. A flexible circuit board for key switches is disposed on a switch-receiving surface of the metal structure. The resin shell and the box-shaped metal structure are not bonded together, but the resin fills the connecting holes in the metal structure, whereby the shell and the metal structure are kept together after molding. A casing for a portable device having a structure suitable for obtaining reduced thickness and size reduction is thereby obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Toshinobu Ogatsu
  • Patent number: 9274373
    Abstract: A metal structure that holds a display unit, as the main structure, and a casing structure that is integrally molded from resin onto the metal structure. The metal structure is resilient against flexural loads, torsional loads, and other deformations from the exterior upon the display unit composed of thin plate glass, because the member that protects the display unit is in a box shape. The display unit itself can be protected from damage even if rigidity is reduced because of a thinner profile. The metal structure is manufactured by thin plate pressing and sufficient strength can be maintained even if the thickness is low. Furthermore, the metal structure is configured as a frame part of the entire casing, the rigidity of the entire device can therefore be maintained by using this structure, and the mounting board and functional components other than the display unit can also be protected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Toshinobu Ogatsu
  • Patent number: 9167065
    Abstract: A waterproof structure of the present invention is for an electronic device including a housing including a first case member that has a first abutting face, and a second case member that has a second abutting face that faces the first abutting face. A water repellent treatment is applied to the first and second abutting faces, and two or more boundaries that change from a region having a relatively small liquid droplet contact angle to a region having a relatively large liquid droplet contact angle are provided along a liquid infiltration direction at an abutting ends portion of the first and second case members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kensuke Mikami, Toshinobu Ogatsu, Nozomi Miki
  • Patent number: 9104066
    Abstract: There is provided a metal structure that holds the display unit, as the main structure, and a casing structure that is integrally molded from resin onto the metal structure. The metal structure is resilient against flexural loads, torsional loads, and other deformations from the exterior upon the display unit composed of thin plate glass, because the member that protects the display unit is in a box shape. The display unit itself can be protected from damage even if rigidity is reduced because of a thinner profile. The metal structure is manufactured by thin plate pressing and sufficient strength can be maintained even if the thickness is low. Furthermore, the metal structure is configured as a frame part of the entire casing, the rigidity of the entire device can therefore be maintained by using this structure, and the mounting board and functional components other than the display unit can also be protected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Toshinobu Ogatsu
  • Publication number: 20150207906
    Abstract: A box-shaped metal structure is formed by press-working or the like, and a resin shell is integrally molded to the periphery of the metal structure by extrusion molding a resin. A flexible circuit board for key switches is disposed on a switch-receiving surface of the metal structure. The resin shell and the box-shaped metal structure are not bonded together, but the resin fills the connecting holes in the metal structure, whereby the shell and the metal structure are kept together after molding. A casing for a portable device having a structure suitable for obtaining reduced thickness and size reduction is thereby obtained.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2015
    Publication date: July 23, 2015
    Applicant: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Toshinobu OGATSU
  • Publication number: 20150201512
    Abstract: In an electronic device in which a component connecting portion is mounted inside a case, a protective cover is mounted to the case to be rotatable and covers the component connecting portion. The protective cover has elastically deformable hooks facing a direction parallel to a rotation center line thereof. On the other hand, the case has hook receivers engageable with an disengageable from the hooks. The protective cover may be removable from the case or may be loosely connected thereto.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2015
    Publication date: July 16, 2015
    Inventors: Toshinobu Ogatsu, Shinichi Kamiya
  • Patent number: 8995135
    Abstract: In an electronic device in which a component connecting portion is mounted inside a case (1, 2), a protective cover (5) is mounted to the case to be rotatable and covers the component connecting portion. The protective cover has elastically deformable hooks (52) facing a direction (A1) parallel to a rotation center line thereof. On the other hand, the case has hook receivers (11a) engageable with and disengageable from the hooks. The protective cover may be removable from the case or may be loosely connected thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Toshinobu Ogatsu, Shinichi Kamiya
  • Patent number: 8989823
    Abstract: A box-shaped metal structure is formed by press-working or the like, and a resin shell is integrally molded to the periphery of the metal structure by extrusion molding a resin. A flexible circuit board for key switches is disposed on a switch-receiving surface of the metal structure. The resin shell and the box-shaped metal structure are not bonded together, but the resin fills the connecting holes in the metal structure, whereby the shell and the metal structure are kept together after molding. A casing for a portable device having a structure suitable for obtaining reduced thickness and size reduction is thereby obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventor: Toshinobu Ogatsu
  • Patent number: 8988869
    Abstract: A portable device includes a first unit including a guide member with a groove, the guide member extending in a sliding direction, and a second unit including a sliding member that slides in the groove of the guide member, in which the groove of the guide member includes a curved section that makes the first unit incline at a predetermined angle with respect to the second unit in an extended state, and the sliding member includes an engaging section that engages with the groove of the guide member, the engaging section being configured to support one surface of the groove of the guide member at at least two points and support another surface of the groove by a surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventor: Toshinobu Ogatsu
  • Patent number: 8947875
    Abstract: A portable device includes a first unit including a guide member with a groove; a second unit including a sliding member that slides in the groove of each guide member; and a shield member that shields a boundary portion formed when the second unit is inclined at a predetermined angle with respect to the first unit in an extended state. The groove of the guide member includes a curved section that makes the first unit incline at a predetermined angle with respect to the second unit. One end of the shield member is rotatably supported at an end of the second unit, and the other end is slidably engaged with the groove of the guide member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Toshinobu Ogatsu, Takeharu Kitagawa, Takeshi Komatsu
  • Patent number: 8902584
    Abstract: A portable device includes a first unit including a guide member with a groove; a second unit including a sliding member that slides in the groove of each guide member; and a shield member that shields a boundary portion formed when the second unit is inclined at a predetermined angle with respect to the first unit in an extended state. The groove of the guide member includes a curved section that makes the first unit incline at a predetermined angle with respect to the second unit. One end of the shield member is rotatably supported at an end of the second unit, and the other end is slidably engaged with the groove of the guide member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Toshinobu Ogatsu, Takeharu Kitagawa, Takeshi Komatsu
  • Patent number: 8855728
    Abstract: A sliding structure is for a mobile equipment which includes a second housing and a first housing slidably provided for the second housing. The sliding structure includes a display frame configured to accommodate a display unit of the first housing and having slide grooves provided for side walls parallel to a direction of the slide, and a slide support section provided along side walls of said second housing in parallel to the slide direction such that tip portions of said slide support section slidably engage with said slide grooves. Although having a simple mechanism, the mobile equipment has a small size and high strength, and can take a large stroke length. In this way, the sliding mechanism for the mobile equipment which has high stiffness and the mobile equipment can be provided in which a damage of the display unit can be prevented while maintaining the small size and a thin structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventor: Toshinobu Ogatsu
  • Patent number: 8787995
    Abstract: A portable device according to the present invention includes a first unit including a guide member extending in a sliding direction, and a second unit including a sliding member that slides in a groove of the guide member. The first unit includes a protruding section in a second unit side, the protruding section extending in the sliding direction, and the second unit includes a hollow section in a place corresponding to the protruding section of the first unit. Further, at least part of the guide member is formed in the protruding section and formed in such a manner that the part of the guide member gets into the hollow section formed in the second unit. As a result, the thickness of the portable device can be reduced even when the portable device includes a sliding mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventor: Toshinobu Ogatsu
  • Publication number: 20140098500
    Abstract: A shield frame includes a side plate part that extends so as to be arranged vertically from a circuit board, on which electronic components are mounted, and to surround lateral sides of the electronic components. The side plate part has a base end part that faces the circuit board, and the base end part has a flangeless structure and functions as an end part fixed to the circuit board by soldering. Preferably, the shield frame is made of metal and is formed by a drawing process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2012
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Applicant: NEC CASIO MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS, LTD.
    Inventor: Toshinobu Ogatsu
  • Patent number: 8629953
    Abstract: There is provided a metal structure that holds the display unit, as the main structure, and a casing structure that is integrally molded from resin onto the metal structure. The metal structure is resilient against flexural loads, torsional loads, and other deformations from the exterior upon the display unit composed of thin plate glass, because the member that protects the display unit is in a box shape. The display unit itself can be protected from damage even if rigidity is reduced because of a thinner profile. The metal structure is manufactured by thin plate pressing and sufficient strength can be maintained even if the thickness is low. Furthermore, the metal structure is configured as a frame part of the entire casing, the rigidity of the entire device can therefore be maintained by using this structure, and the mounting board and functional components other than the display unit can also be protected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventor: Toshinobu Ogatsu
  • Patent number: 8558962
    Abstract: There is provided a metal structure that holds the display unit, as the main structure, and a casing structure that is integrally molded from resin onto the metal structure. The metal structure is resilient against flexural loads, torsional loads, and other deformations from the exterior upon the display unit composed of thin plate glass, because the member that protects the display unit is in a box shape. The display unit itself can be protected from damage even if rigidity is reduced because of a thinner profile. The metal structure is manufactured by thin plate pressing and sufficient strength can be maintained even if the thickness is low. Furthermore, the metal structure is configured as a frame part of the entire casing, the rigidity of the entire device can therefore be maintained by using this structure, and the mounting board and functional components other than the display unit can also be protected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventor: Toshinobu Ogatsu