Patents Represented by Attorney Shinjyu Global IP Counselors, LLP
  • Patent number: 7150423
    Abstract: A reel unit includes a frame, and first and second cover plates that are detachably mounted on both sides of the frame. The frame includes first and second side plates and a plurality of connectors that connect the first and second side plates. The first side plate includes a plate member and an annular member. The plate member includes a first opening in its inner peripheral portion. The plate member is made of a magnesium alloy, with an ellectrodeposition treatment being performed on a surface of the plate member. The annular member has a second opening through which the spool is adapted to pass, and a female threaded portion that is formed on an inner peripheral portion of the second opening. The annular member is harder than the surface of the plate member on which the electrodeposition treatment is performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2006
    Assignee: Shimano Inc.
    Inventor: Ken'ichi Kawasaki
  • Patent number: 7104249
    Abstract: A control apparatus is configured to achieve considerably delayed ignition timing and combustion stability, and to bring about an increase in exhaust gas temperature and a reduction in HC discharge when the engine is cold. Normal stratified combustion operation and homogeneous combustion operation are carried out when warming has been completed and the coolant temperature of the internal combustion engine has exceeded 80° C. In an injection operation at the top dead center, the injection start timing ITS occurs prior to compression top dead center (TDC) and the injection end timing ITE occurs after compression top dead center (TDC), whereby fuel injection is carried out so as to straddle the compression top dead center. The ignition timing ADV occurs after compression top dead center (TDC) and ignition occurs with a timing that is delayed from the injection start timing ITS.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2006
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hitoshi Ishii, Masayuki Tomita, Toshiya Kono
  • Patent number: 7104154
    Abstract: A bicycle shift control device comprises a fixed member and a rotatable member. The fixed member is adapted to be fixedly coupled to a bicycle handlebar adjacent a hand gripping area of the handlebar. The rotatable member is rotatably coupled to the fixed member for rotation around the handlebar between at least two shift positions. One of the fixed and rotatable members has a visible fixed contoured line and the other of the fixed and rotatable members has a visible movable contoured line adjacent the visible fixed contoured line. The visible fixed and movable contoured lines cooperate with each other to define a geometrically shaped visible area located between them. The geometrically shaped visible area is configured to change upon rotation of the rotatable member between the shift positions to indicate at least one of the shift positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2006
    Assignee: Shimano Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander Hilsky, Masao Kojima
  • Patent number: 7090160
    Abstract: A sound generating mechanism of a dual bearing reel generates sound by the rotation of a spool, and includes a serrated member, an operation member, a sounding member, a first urging member, and a second urging member. The serrated member includes projections and rotates with the spool. The operation member can come into contact and be separated from the serrated member. The sounding member is pivotably movable in accordance with movement of the operation member between a sound generation position and a release position. The first urging member urges the sounding member toward the rotational center of the serrated member when the sounding member is in the sound generation position. While the sounding member is in the sound generation position, the second urging member applies a greater urging force to the sounding member when the spool rotates in the line-releasing direction than when the spool rotates in the line-winding direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2006
    Assignee: Shimano Inc.
    Inventors: Shinichi Morimoto, Mahimai Das A/L Marimuthu
  • Patent number: 7088168
    Abstract: This invention is about the direct conversion receiver. It is excellent the receiving sensitivity that DC off-set, matching characteristics of the relationship of I/Q circuits and noise characteristics are improved. In order to achieve this purpose, the direct conversion receiver uses vertical bipolar junction transistor available in standard triple-well CMOS technology in the switching element of mixer and base-band analog circuits. Furthermore, as using the passive mixer in the other practical example of this invention, this invention controls the occurrence of l/f noise. As using the vertical bipolar junction transistor available in standard triple-well CMOS in the base-band analog circuits, this invention realizes the direct conversion receiver that DC off-set, matching characteristics of the relationship of I/Q circuit and noise characteristics are improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2006
    Assignee: Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
    Inventors: Kwyro Lee, Ilku Nam
  • Patent number: 7081058
    Abstract: A front derailleur has a base member adapted to be coupled to a bicycle frame, a chain guide, first and second pivotal links coupled between the base member and the chain guide, and a biasing member normally biasing the chain guide toward a first position. The biasing member is disposed on a pivot axis pivotally coupling the first link to the chain guide to be at least partially located in front of the part of the first link coupled to the base member. The first link is preferably an inner link located closer to the frame than the second link. Preferably, portions of the first link are at least partially offset due to a transitional portion arranged between them. Preferably, the second link includes a cable attachment portion and a pair of axially spaced mounting elements pivotally coupled to ends of an attachment element of the base member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2006
    Assignee: Shimano Inc.
    Inventor: Yoshiaki Nankou
  • Patent number: 7066419
    Abstract: The reel unit includes a reel body that accommodates a variety of mechanisms therein and a T-shaped rod attachment leg that extends diagonally frontward and formed integrally with the reel body. The reel body includes a body member having an accommodation space in the interior thereof that opens to a side, and a lid member detachably mounted on the body member to cover the opening of the body member. A reduced thickness portion is formed in an upper rear portion of the reel body, where the rod attachment leg connects the reel body. The reduced thickness portion has a peripheral rim poriton and a recessed portion that is further recessed from the peripheral rim portion. The cover member is mounted to cover the rear lower portion of the reel body in order to cover at least the peripheral rim portion of the reduced thickness portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2006
    Assignee: Shimano Inc.
    Inventors: Seiji Myojo, Keigo Kitajima
  • Patent number: 7052755
    Abstract: A bonding agent having an adhesive and a curing agent is formed on a bonding surface of a dial member. A transfer sheet is attached to a convex side of the dial members, and a release sheet is attached to its bonding agent side to form a dial label. When this dial label is attached to a dial base, the release sheet is peeled off and the dial label is attached to the dial base. The transfer sheet is peeled off together with the excess of the bonding agent, and then the bonding agent is cured by a curing agent. Since the bonding agent in the peripheral portions of the dial members is cured while bonding force is maintained, there is no adherence of fine particles of foreign matter, and a satisfactory appearance can be obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2006
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Co.
    Inventors: Shigemi Sasaki, Yoshimitsu Misawa
  • Patent number: 7051967
    Abstract: A reel unit for a spinning reel includes a reel body, a rod attachment leg that is formed integrally with the reel body, and a reinforcing member that is coupled to the reel body by being mounted opening. The rod attachment leg has an accommodation space that opens longitudinally along the length thereof, and the reinforcing member is mounted in this accommodation space. The reinforcing member is a metal member. A portion of the reinforcing member protrudes from the outer peripheral surfaces of the rod attachment leg. A through hole is formed in the lower portion of the reinforcing member, and a screw is inserted into the through hole to be screwed fast to the reel body. In this manner, the strength of a rod attachment leg on a reel unit of a spinning reel can be increased with an inexpensive structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2006
    Assignee: Shimano Inc.
    Inventor: Keigo Kitajima
  • Patent number: 7048546
    Abstract: A bicycle hub dynamo assembly is configured with a hub and a releasable electrical connector. The hub has a generator mechanism housed in a hub shell that generates electricity by rotation of the hub shell relative to a hub axle. The generator mechanism includes a first electrical connector with first electrical contacts. The releasable electrical connector includes mating electrical contacts configured to mate with the electrical contacts of the electrical connector that is fixed to the hub axle. The releasable electrical connector includes an inner housing part and an outer housing part with a fixing portion of the second electrical contacts retained between the inner and outer housing parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2006
    Assignee: Shimano Inc.
    Inventor: Takahiro Endo
  • Patent number: 7044564
    Abstract: A bicycle rear hub is configured to improve the external appearance and the resistant to corrosion of a drive body. The rear hub also has a hub shaft, a hub shell, a pair of bearing units, a one-way clutch, a sprocket, and a cover member. The hub shell is rotatably mounted to the hub shaft by the bearing units. The drive body is mounted to one end of the hub shell by the one-way clutch that transmits rotation from the drive body to the hub shell in one direction. The sprocket is fixedly mounted to a radially outward-facing surface of the drive body. The cover member is mounted to the drive body 19 to cover the radially outward-facing surface of the drive body and with its tip edge contacting the outside lateral surface of the sprocket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2006
    Inventor: Tao Chen
  • Patent number: 7044719
    Abstract: Disclosed is an enclosed type compressor in which a scroll type compression mechanism and an electric motor are attached firmly to a casing, with the scroll type compression mechanism and the electric motor in contact with an inner face of the casing. Formed in a plane orthogonal to the longitudinal direction of the casing are a contact part of the casing which makes contact with the scroll type compression mechanism (the electric motor) and a non-contact part of the casing which does not make contact with the scroll type compression mechanism (the electric motor). The non-contact part with respect to the scroll type compression mechanism has a peripheral length different from that of the non-contact part with respect to the electric motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2006
    Assignee: Daikin Industries, Ltd
    Inventors: Masanori Yanagisawa, Ryouhei Deguchi, Kazuhiko Matsukawa, Hiroshi Kitaura
  • Patent number: 7038145
    Abstract: The present invention provides a combination weighing apparatus that can rapidly supply articles to the weighing units side by rapidly supplying articles to a plurality of supply units. Combination weighing apparatus (1) is provided with a plurality of weigh hoppers (71), a conveyor (2), and a plurality of individual supply apparatuses (3). The weigh hoppers (71) measure the weight of the articles. The conveyor (2) is arranged alone the plurality of weigh hoppers (71), and conveys articles. An individual supply apparatus (3) is provided for each of the plurality of weigh hoppers (71), and supplies articles conveyed by the conveyor (2) to the weigh hooper (71).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2006
    Assignee: Ishida Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Masaya Fujii
  • Patent number: 7035615
    Abstract: The present invention relates to improvement of even order distortion noise, DC offset, and non-linearity of mixer circuits. According to the present invention, a mixer circuit is provided, which comprises a splitter for splitting an input signal to the first and second signal having phase difference of 180 degree, a local oscillator, first mixer for mixing the first signal with the local oscillation signal, second mixer for mixing the second signal with the local oscillation signal, and subtractor for subtracting the output of the second mixer from the output of the first mixer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2006
    Assignee: Integrant Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Youngjin Kim, Bonkee Kim, Kwyro Lee, Sunguk Kim, Yongseok Kim
  • Patent number: 7029060
    Abstract: A roof ditch molding structure is provided with a body member having a drainage groove that receives a roof ditch molding which is preferably coupled thereto by a double sided tape formed of thermally cured urethane. The roof ditch molding has a rigid carrier member and a resilient cover member that substantially covers an outer surface of the carrier member. The rigid carrier member has a first transverse free end disposed between first and second vertical portions of the body member, and a second transverse free end disposed between the first transverse free end and the second vertical portion of the body member. The first transverse free end has a step portion extending substantially toward the second vertical portion of the body member. The cover member has first and second lip portions extending from the first and second transverse free ends of the carrier member, respectively, to form seals between the roof ditch molding and the drainage groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2006
    Assignee: Nissan Technical Center North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Gary Osterberg, Rob Blanchard
  • Patent number: 7028937
    Abstract: A reel unit has a housing unit, a first lid, a second lid, and a rod-attachment portion. The housing unit has an accommodation space formed in the interior thereof that accommodates and supports a drive mechanism. The drive mechanism has a master gear non-rotatably coupled to a master gear shaft. The first lid is made of a metal and is fixedly coupled to the housing unit to interpose the master gear with the housing unit. The second lid is made of a synthetic resin and is fixedly coupled to the housing unit to close the accommodation space. The rod-attachment portion is formed integrally with the housing unit and can be mounted onto a fishing rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2006
    Assignee: Shimano Inc.
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Hitomi, Tomohiro Nishikawa
  • Patent number: 7025041
    Abstract: A cylinder intake air quantity determination device is configured to calculate a manifold internal air quantity based on an inflow air quantity and an outflow air quantity of an intake manifold. Then, a manifold internal pressure is calculated based on the manifold internal air quantity and an intake air temperature, and a cylinder internal pressure corresponding to a crank angle is calculated based on the previous cylinder intake air quantity. The cylinder intake air quantity is then calculated based on the manifold internal pressure, the cylinder internal pressure, and the intake air temperature. Thus, the cylinder intake air quantity determination device is configured to calculate the cylinder intake air quantity with a good precision.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2006
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuhiko Abe, Hatsuo Nagaishi
  • Patent number: D520920
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2006
    Assignee: Shimano Inc.
    Inventor: Shigekatsu Okada
  • Patent number: D521421
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2006
    Assignee: Shimano Inc.
    Inventor: Shigekatsu Okada
  • Patent number: D522413
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2006
    Assignee: Shimano Inc.
    Inventor: Shigekatsu Okada