Strange Japanese patent

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Daniel Beardsmore

Strange Japanese patent

Unread post by Daniel Beardsmore » 02 Apr 2018, 18:10

This patent has no inventor or applicant:

https://worldwide.espacenet.com/publica ... &KC=U&FT=D#

It just bears a very strong semblance to the switchplate of [wiki]Omron Alps-style switch[/wiki].

I managed to find the patent on the Japanese patent website but they offer no clues either. As usual, the scan resolution is too low to permit transcription by anyone who cannot read Japanese.

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Blaise170
ALPS キーボード

Unread post by Blaise170 » 02 Apr 2018, 18:20

I could probably translate it but I unfortunately don't have the time at the moment.

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Daniel Beardsmore

Unread post by Daniel Beardsmore » 05 Apr 2018, 00:31

Blaise170 wrote: I could probably translate it but I unfortunately don't have the time at the moment.
That was really useful information. You're on a roll lately.

With SPARC's help, I've managed to transcribe the applicant: 立石電機株式会社 — Tateishi Electric Co., Ltd. (Omron's old name).

He also found out that the inventor now runs an Omron-related company, so there's a 1E-20 chance of finding something more out. Hey, I have to at least try.

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Blaise170
ALPS キーボード

Unread post by Blaise170 » 05 Apr 2018, 02:03

I'm detecting a bit of sarcasm there! To be honest I completely forgot about this thread until just now. :lol:

TicTocTom

Unread post by TicTocTom » 06 Apr 2018, 03:58

オムロン 株式会社 Omron Ltd.
前田 Maeda
青木 Aoki
弁理士 Benrishi???
片岡 Kataoka
栄一 Sakaeichi???

For what it's worth...
Any bells?

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Daniel Beardsmore

Unread post by Daniel Beardsmore » 06 Apr 2018, 09:11

Where does it say オムロン 株式会社?

I have the information I need now (added to the wiki already).

TicTocTom

Unread post by TicTocTom » 03 Jan 2019, 16:38

Daniel Beardsmore wrote: Where does it say オムロン 株式会社?

I have the information I need now (added to the wiki already).

Page 1, underneath "999999999"

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