Patents by Inventor Yukito Inoue

Yukito Inoue 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: 20170300141
    Abstract: To intuitively identify the state o an electronic device. There is provided an electronic device that implements a predetermined function, the electronic device including: an operation detection unit configured to detect a physical operation on the electronic device; a transmitter configured to transmit operation information indicating the operation to an external device; a receiver configured to receive feedback information indicating at least a type of feedback representing a state relating to the function, the feedback information being transmitted by the external device in response to the operation information; and a feedback unit configured to provide the feedback in accordance with the feedback information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2015
    Publication date: October 19, 2017
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yukito INOUE, Hiromu TAKIZAWA, Takehiro HAGIWARA, Hidenori KARASAWA, Takeo INAGAKI, Daisuke ISHII
  • Patent number: 9756761
    Abstract: Provided is an electronic apparatus including a cooling fan and a cover configuring an outer wall of an air flow path and having a heat sink arranged therein, and effectively utilizing a frame as a member for heat radiation. A cooling fan 40 is arranged on the opposite side of a circuit board across an upper frame 20 and attached to the upper frame 20. The electronic apparatus includes a cover having a shape for covering the air flow path and defining a wall of the air flow path together with the upper frame 20. Heat sinks 61 and 62 are arranged on the inner side of the cover 50.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignees: SONY CORPORATION, SONY INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT INC.
    Inventors: Yukito Inoue, Kensuke Ikeda, Daisuke Kanda, Yasuhiro Ootori
  • Publication number: 20170196098
    Abstract: A plurality of parts built, in an electronic apparatus (1) are attached to a frame (20). Further, the frame (20) has a peripheral wall portion (21, 22, 23) formed along an outer peripheral face of the electronic apparatus (1). An upper cover (30) has a rear face portion (32) attached to a rear wall portion (23) of the frame (20) by a screw. Further, a lower cover (40) has a rear face portion (43) attached to the rear wall portion (23) of the frame (20) by a screw. With the structure, insertion locations of the fixtures such as screws can be suppressed from standing out.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2017
    Publication date: July 6, 2017
    Inventors: Yukito INOUE, Yasuhiro OOTORI
  • Patent number: 9059146
    Abstract: A curved wall 51a is curved along a logarithmic spiral with a rotation axis C of a cooling fan 40 so that the flow path cross-sectional area of a first air flow path S1 gradually becomes larger toward a second air flow path S2. Further, the second air flow path S2 is formed to have a larger cross-sectional area than the downstream end of the first air flow path S1, and heat sinks 61 and 62 are arranged on the second air flow path S2. According to the above electronic apparatus, it is possible to efficiently provide an air flow that is formed by the cooling fan to the heat sink.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2015
    Assignees: SONY CORPORATION, SONY COMPUTER ENTERTAINMENT INC.
    Inventors: Yukito Inoue, Kenji Hirose
  • Publication number: 20140364047
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a stand attachable to and detachable from an outer face of electronic equipment to support the electronic equipment, the stand including: an attachment face opposed to the outer face of the electronic equipment on which a ventilation section is provided; a first ventilation port formed on the attachment face and opposed to the ventilation section of the electronic equipment; a second ventilation port formed at a position different from the attachment face; an air channel formed inside the stand to connect the first and second ventilation ports; and an attachment section attached to the ventilation section of the electronic equipment to fasten the stand to the electronic equipment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2014
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Applicant: Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
    Inventor: Yukito Inoue
  • Patent number: 8811018
    Abstract: The inner edge of a hole 23 surrounding the outer circumference of a first heat sink 61 includes two edges 23a and 23b that are positioned on opposite sides to each other with the first heat sink 61 therebetween. An upper frame (shield) 20 includes spring portions 24 on one edge 23a, which is in contact with the first heat sink 61 to push the first heat sink 61 toward the other edge 23b. Further, the upper frame 20 includes, the other edge 23b, a position determining portion 25 to which the first heat sink 61 is pressed. According to the above electronic apparatus, it is possible to define the position of a metallic component by a shield covering a circuit board and to cause the metallic component and the shield to be in contact stably.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Kensuke Ikeda, Yukito Inoue, Keiichi Aoki
  • Publication number: 20140036440
    Abstract: Provided is an electronic apparatus including a cooling fan and a cover configuring an outer wall of an air flow path and having a heat sink arranged therein, and effectively utilizing a frame as a member for heat radiation. A cooling fan 40 is arranged on the opposite side of a circuit board across an upper frame 20 and attached to the upper frame 20. The electronic apparatus includes a cover having a shape for covering the air flow path and defining a wall of the air flow path together with the upper frame 20. Heat sinks 61 and 62 are arranged on the inner side of the cover 50.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2012
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Applicant: SONY COMPUTER ENTERTAINMENT INC.
    Inventors: Yukito Inoue, Kensuke Ikeda, Daisuke Kanda, Yasuhiro Ootori
  • Publication number: 20120262879
    Abstract: A curved wall 51a is curved along a logarithmic spiral with a rotation axis C of a cooling fan 40 so that the flow path cross-sectional area of a first air flow path S1 gradually becomes larger toward a second air flow path S2. Further, the second air flow path S2 is formed to have a larger cross-sectional area than the downstream end of the first air flow path S1, and heat sinks 61 and 62 are arranged on the second air flow path S2. According to the above electronic apparatus, it is possible to efficiently provide an air flow that is formed by the cooling fan to the heat sink.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2012
    Publication date: October 18, 2012
    Applicant: SONY COMPUTER ENTERTAINMENT INC.
    Inventors: Yukito Inoue, Kenji Hirose
  • Publication number: 20120262878
    Abstract: The inner edge of a hole 23 surrounding the outer circumference of a first heat sink 61 includes two edges 23a and 23b that are positioned on opposite sides to each other with the first heat sink 61 therebetween. An upper frame (shield) 20 includes spring portions 24 on one edge 23a, which is in contact with the first heat sink 61 to push the first heat sink 61 toward the other edge 23b. Further, the upper frame 20 includes, the other edge 23b, a position determining portion 25 to which the first heat sink 61 is pressed. According to the above electronic apparatus, it is possible to define the position of a metallic component by a shield covering a circuit board and to cause the metallic component and the shield to be in contact stably.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2012
    Publication date: October 18, 2012
    Applicant: SONY COMPUTER ENTERTAINMENT INC.
    Inventors: Kensuke Ikeda, Yukito Inoue, Keiichi Aoki
  • Publication number: 20110226451
    Abstract: A cooling device includes: a heat sink including a plurality of fins formed to be plate shaped, which are arranged in parallel to one another; and a cooling fan arranged in a direction from the heat sink, the direction being perpendicular to perpendicular lines of the fins. A plurality of fins of a side heat sink constituting the heat sink include edges aligned on an oblique line with respect to perpendicular lines of the fins and formed on the outer periphery of the cooling fan. With this structure, it is possible to improve usage efficiency of an air flow generated by the cooling fan.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2011
    Publication date: September 22, 2011
    Applicant: SONY COMPUTER ENTERTAINMENT INC.
    Inventors: Kensuke Ikeda, Keiichi Aoki, Yukito Inoue