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: 20110023637
    Abstract: A portable apparatus, having a slide mechanism by which an upper casing can be made to slide with respect to a lower casing, comprises: an assist mechanism, disposed between the upper casing and the lower casing, and assisting sliding of the upper casing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2009
    Publication date: February 3, 2011
    Applicant: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Toshinobu Ogatsu
  • Publication number: 20110002213
    Abstract: A holder of a magnetic storage apparatus is suggested that can efficiently absorb the shock when a vibration or shock is applied to the magnetic storage apparatus. A plurality of holding members (first shock absorbing material foam rubber 340 and second shock absorbing material foam rubber 350) that hold at least two corner parts of the magnetic storage apparatus 320 is included. The holding members are configured in a way that a total sum of holding power to hold one of opposite angles of the magnetic storage apparatus 320 and a total sum of holding power to hold the other of opposite angles are different. The first shock absorbing material foam rubber 340 is disposed on one of opposite angles, and the second shock absorbing material foam rubber 350 is disposed on the other of the opposite angles. The first shock absorbing material foam rubber 340 has greater hardness than the hardness of the second shock absorbing material foam rubber 350.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2009
    Publication date: January 6, 2011
    Inventors: Toshinobu Ogatsu, Kenichiro Fujii
  • Publication number: 20110001222
    Abstract: An electronic device comprises an electronic element package and a mounting substrate on which the electronic element package is mounted. The electronic element package has an LGA electrode. The mounting substrate has a through-hole having a conductor which covers an inner wall. The LGA electrode has an area larger than an opening area of the through-hole on a side facing the LGA electrode. The electronic element package is mounted on the mounting substrate so that at least a part of the opening of the through-hole overlaps with the LGA electrode. The LGA electrode and the conductor of the through-hole are electrically connected to a conductive material provided inside the through-hole. In the LGA electrode, at least a part of the region that does not overlap with the opening of the through-hole is joined to the mounting substrate by an adhesive.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2009
    Publication date: January 6, 2011
    Inventors: Nozomu Nishimura, Toshinobu Ogatsu, Katsumi Abe
  • Patent number: 7794232
    Abstract: A card connector where a connector main body is fixed inside an electronic device and a tray is disposed so as to slide relative to the connector main body in a longitudinal direction. The tray is movable between an advanced position at which the entirety of the tray has advanced into the connector main body and a pulled-out position at which a part of the tray has been pulled out from the connector main body. A tilt pawl is disposed on the tray, and a slide groove for guiding the tilt pawl in the longitudinal direction and a tilt groove for guiding the tilt pawl upward at the pulled-out position are formed in the connector main body. When in the pulled-out position, the tray is inclined so that a gap between a card mounting surface of the tray and an upper plate portion of the connector main body is increased.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2010
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventor: Toshinobu Ogatsu
  • Publication number: 20100213622
    Abstract: A semiconductor device carries a semiconductor component on a substrate and having an underfill resin applied in a gap between the substrate and the semiconductor component. The semiconductor device comprises: a lyophilic area in a portion of a region of one or both of the substrate and the semiconductor component which is in contact with the underfill resin. The lyophilic area is processed to exhibit lyophilicity with respect at least to the liquid underfill resin in comparison with an ambient region of the lyophilic area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2008
    Publication date: August 26, 2010
    Inventor: Toshinobu Ogatsu
  • Publication number: 20100142156
    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: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2006
    Publication date: June 10, 2010
    Applicant: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toshinobu Ogatsu, Shinichi Kamiya
  • Publication number: 20100120479
    Abstract: A mobile device includes a first housing and a second housing. The first housing includes a first track surface parallel to a first direction, and a first housing first flat surface perpendicular to the first direction. The second housing includes a first pin, and a second housing first flat surface facing to the first housing first flat surface. The first pin protrudes from the second housing first flat surface. The second housing first flat surface slides along the first housing first flat surface, and the first pin slides along the first track surface, therefore the second housing slides with respect to the first housing. The mobile device is provided, in which smooth sliding without backlash is possible.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2008
    Publication date: May 13, 2010
    Inventor: Toshinobu Ogatsu
  • Publication number: 20100051327
    Abstract: Provided is a multilayer-wired substrate for mobile electric equipment, wherein the multilayer-wired substrate is very strong, includes a larger elastically deformable region and a higher elasticity than those of the conventional structure, and can be curved. The multilayer-wired substrate is a multilayer-wired substrate including one or more insulating layers. At least one insulating layer of the substrate is made of a material in which the mechanical characteristic in an in-plane direction component exhibits anisotropy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2007
    Publication date: March 4, 2010
    Inventor: Toshinobu Ogatsu
  • Patent number: 7669829
    Abstract: The present invention provides a cradle device designed to be connected to a portable terminal which is provided with a connector at an upper part thereof for external electrical connection and with grooves formed at four corners of the outline to be held by means of the grooves. The cradle device has a structure to allow the portable terminal to slide so that the grooves formed in the connector portion and the portable terminal body can be securely engaged. The cradle device also has a rotate and slide mechanism in the face thereof opposing the connector, and has a structure to ensure reliable engagement with the grooves formed in the portable terminal body. Thus, the portable terminal cradle device is easy to carry, small-sized and superior in mechanical reliability, equally to the base unit, or the portable terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2010
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventor: Toshinobu Ogatsu
  • Publication number: 20100029349
    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: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2008
    Publication date: February 4, 2010
    Inventor: Toshinobu Ogatsu
  • Publication number: 20090268120
    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: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2006
    Publication date: October 29, 2009
    Applicant: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Toshinobu Ogatsu
  • Publication number: 20090241299
    Abstract: A hinge portion of a case has a strap holder concavity into which a strap holder component is inserted, and a second pin hole into which a securing pin is inserted. A first pin hole into which a securing pin is inserted is formed in a strap holder component. As a result, lightly press-fitting the strap holder component into the strap holder concavity, and inserting the securing pin into the second pin hole and the first pin hole will cause the strap holder component to be secured to the case. This strap holder for a mobile device has a compact and high-strength structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2006
    Publication date: October 1, 2009
    Applicant: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Toshinobu Ogatsu
  • Publication number: 20090196004
    Abstract: First and second housings of a metal sheet are superposed over each other and fixed to each other by bolts to form an element receiving space. An antenna is fixed to the second housing by a bolt so as to be adjacent to the first housing. A hook section is fixed to the first housing. The hook section is inserted in a hole of the antenna, a step-shaped forward lower step section of the hook section is engaged with the peripheral edge of the hole in the antenna, and thus the first housing and the antenna are fixed to each other. The antenna is embedded in resin and covered by the resin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2006
    Publication date: August 6, 2009
    Applicant: Nec Corporation
    Inventors: Toshinobu Ogatsu, Toshiki Yamanaka
  • Publication number: 20090081890
    Abstract: A card connector where a connector main body is fixed inside an electronic device and a tray is disposed so as to slide relative to the connector main body in a longitudinal direction. The tray is movable between an advanced position at which the entirety of the tray has advanced into the connector main body and a pulled-out position at which a part of the tray has been pulled out from the connector main body. A tilt pawl is disposed on the tray, and a slide groove for guiding the tilt pawl in the longitudinal direction and a tilt groove for guiding the tilt pawl upward at the pulled-out position are formed in the connector main body. When in the pulled-out position, the tray is inclined so that a gap between a card mounting surface of the tray and an upper plate portion of the connector main body is increased.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2006
    Publication date: March 26, 2009
    Applicant: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Toshinobu Ogatsu
  • Publication number: 20090005132
    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: August 23, 2006
    Publication date: January 1, 2009
    Applicant: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Toshinobu Ogatsu
  • Publication number: 20080296141
    Abstract: An electrode is disposed on the upper surface of a printed circuit board, and a bowl-shaped metal dome is disposed so as to cover the electrode. An elastic, deformable push switch sheet is disposed on the metal dome. A convex section that protrudes downward is disposed in the push sheet in an area directly above the center portion of the metal dome. Formed in the area surrounding the convex section on the push switch sheet is a notch whereby the portion in which the convex section is formed is partitioned off in the form of a cantilever brace from the other portions of the push switch sheet. The notch is disposed outside of the portion that corresponds to the directly underlying area of the key top. The outside edge of the key top is thereby positioned inside the cantilever brace section in a plan view. In this manner, it is possible to reduce the required pressing force and obtain a good perception of key operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2006
    Publication date: December 4, 2008
    Inventors: Toshinobu Ogatsu, Yoshihide Saida
  • Publication number: 20070187563
    Abstract: The present invention provides a cradle device designed to be connected to a portable terminal which is provided with a connector at an upper part thereof for external electrical connection and with grooves formed at four corners of the outline to be held by means of the grooves. The cradle device has a structure to allow the portable terminal to slide so that the grooves formed in the connector portion and the portable terminal body can be securely engaged. The cradle device also has a rotate and slide mechanism in the face thereof opposing the connector, and has a structure to ensure reliable engagement with the grooves formed in the portable terminal body. Thus, the portable terminal cradle device is easy to carry, small-sized and superior in mechanical reliability, equally to the base unit, or the portable terminal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2005
    Publication date: August 16, 2007
    Inventor: Toshinobu Ogatsu
  • Patent number: 7202422
    Abstract: In a method of shielding a circuit device, a circuit board on which an electronic component has mounted and which has a ground connection portion is provided. An entire portion of the circuit board is inserted into a shield pack having a sack shape. The shield pack has an insulating layer as an innermost layer and an electric conductive layer as an outermost layer. The insulating layer of the shield pack is contacted with the electronic component and the circuit board. The ground connection portion of the circuit board is connected to the electric conducive layer of the shield pack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2007
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventor: Toshinobu Ogatsu
  • Patent number: 7145642
    Abstract: A wafer support device having a fixed base, a guiding device, a movable base disposed so as to move in a vertical direction with respect to the fixed base by the guiding device, a first pressing device pressing the movable base, a ? stage rotatably disposed on the movable base with the vertical direction as a rotation axis, a linear motor, a contact bar, a load control device controlling a load of pressing, and a controller controlling a pressing force by the first pressing device based on the load. The first pressing device has a cylinder and a main pressurizing chamber and a sub-pressurizing chamber, a piston rod vertically moving in the main pressurizing chamber and the sub-pressurizing chamber, respectively, a main pressure controller controlling a pressure in the main pressurizing chamber, and a sub pressure controller controlling a pressure in the sub-pressurizing chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2006
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventor: Toshinobu Ogatsu
  • Publication number: 20050162841
    Abstract: In a method of shielding a circuit device, a circuit board on which an electronic component has mounted and which has a ground connection portion is provided. An entire portion of the circuit board is inserted into a shield pack having a sack shape. The shield pack has an insulating layer as an innermost layer and an electric conductive layer as an outermost layer. The insulating layer of the shield pack is contacted with the electronic component and the circuit board. The ground connection portion of the circuit board is connected to the electric conducive layer of the shield pack.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2003
    Publication date: July 28, 2005
    Inventor: Toshinobu Ogatsu