Patents Assigned to YKK Corporation
  • Publication number: 20210046850
    Abstract: A motion guiding device includes: a lower rail having a guiding groove; an upper rail movably disposed in the guiding groove; a first side cover and a second side cover that are fixed to the lower rail; and a slide fastener held by the first side cover and the second side cover. Each of the first side cover and the second side cover includes: a cover body piece engaged with a fastener tape of the slide fastener such that the fastener tape is movable to open and close the slide fastener; and a fixing piece extending from a surface of the cover body piece. The cover body piece includes a support projection projecting from the surface of the cover body piece.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2017
    Publication date: February 18, 2021
    Applicant: YKK Corporation
    Inventors: Tsutomu YAMADA, Tomonari YOSHIDA, Yoshitomo IYODA
  • Patent number: 10905204
    Abstract: The disclosure provides a pull and a manufacturing method of the pull, which can mount an electronic component inside a handle part without damaging the electronic component and have favorable electronic functions. The pull of the disclosure is to be mounted on a slider for a slide fastener, and includes a ring part, an insertion part, the handle part, and the electronic component. The ring part is to be mounted on the slider. The insertion part is connected to the ring part for receiving an injection material. The handle part is formed sequentially on the insertion part by the injection material. The electronic component is mounted inside the handle part in a process in which the handle part is formed sequentially on the insertion part by the injection material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: YKK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuji Kondo, Wei Chen Yeh, Chin Wen Yen
  • Patent number: 10869525
    Abstract: A slider for a slide fastener includes a body, a pull-tab, a control claw, and a cover. The control claw is placed on a shaft portion between a front attachment column and a rear attachment column. A protrusion length of a claw portion that enters an element path from a claw hole changes depending on an up-down position of the shaft portion so as to control movement of the body. The cover is attached to the front attachment column and the rear attachment column so as to be swingable in an up-down direction. The upper plate portion pushes the control claw downward due to a restoring force of a plate spring portion extending from a front end of the upper plate portion along a front surface of the front attachment column. The body, the pull-tab, the control claw, and the cover are separate components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: YKK Corporation
    Inventors: Yohei Miyazaki, Yoshikazu Hamada
  • Patent number: 10863800
    Abstract: A female snap assembly includes a cage and an engagement member. The cage defines a receiving region, and the engagement member is within the receiving region. The engagement member includes a base, an inner engagement wall extending from base, and an outer engagement wall extending from the base. In some examples, the engagement member defines a channel between the inner engagement wall and the outer engagement wall. In various examples, the inner engagement wall defines at least one notch extending through the inner engagement wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: YKK Corporation of America
    Inventors: Chuck G. Lecompte, Garland Jesse Brock, Jonathan H. Sharp
  • Patent number: 10835002
    Abstract: To provide an electric slide fastener system, a radio transmitter, and a slider as a radio receiver that are able to operate adequately according to the state of an electric slider. An electric slide fastener system is provided with: a slide fastener chain including a pair of fastener tapes and element strips including a plurality of elements fixed to the fastener tapes; a slider configured to be movable relative to the slide fastener chain and including at least a power supply, a control part including a reception part for receiving a radio signal, and an output part including a drive part for driving an electric motor and a transmitting part for transmitting a drive force to the element strips; and a radio input part for transmitting by radio an instruction signal to the slider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: YKK Corporation
    Inventor: Toru Umekawa
  • Patent number: 10827806
    Abstract: In a cross-section perpendicular to the extending direction of a support part, a first bar has a holding part that holds a belt together with a leading end part and a winding part on which the belt is wound. A third bar is positioned on one side of a virtual line ? connecting a point at the holding part at which the belt is held together with the leading end part of a moving part and a point at the support part of the moving part before being moved. An operating part of the moving part extends from the support part to the other side relative to the virtual line ?, and a biasing part of the moving part generates biasing force in such a direction that the leading end part is moved toward the first bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: YKK Corporation
    Inventors: Madoka Nambu, Hitoshi Kaneko
  • Patent number: 10828794
    Abstract: An automatic sizing cutting device includes a conveyance unit, a measuring device, a rotary cutter arranged downstream of the conveyance unit so as to oppose a band-shaped member and having a cutting blade on an outer circumferential surface thereof, a die roller which is arranged on a side of the band-shaped member opposite to the rotary cutter and which rotates in a direction opposite to a rotation direction of the rotary cutter; and an elastic member which urges the die roller toward the rotary cutter. The rotary cutter is controlled to rotate in accordance with a conveyed length of the band-shaped member measured by the measuring device, and is controlled such that circumferential speeds of the rotary cutter and the die roller when the cutting blade of the rotary cutter cuts the band-shaped member are equal to a conveying speed of the band-shaped member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: YKK Corporation
    Inventors: Katsuro Okabe, Kazuya Takase
  • Patent number: 10820667
    Abstract: Provided is a fastener stringer including a row of metal elements having a plating film formed with improved thickness uniformity without waste, even if the elements are not electrically connected to each other in advance. For each of ten adjacent metal elements of the fastener stinger, 0.6?D1/A1?2.0 is satisfied in which A1 represents an average value of thickness of the plating film for the ten metal elements at element center on either one main surface side of the fastener tape, and D1 represents thickness of the plating film for each of the metal elements at the element center on the one main surface side of the fastener tape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: YKK Corporation
    Inventors: Norio Kikukawa, Koji Hashiba
  • Patent number: 10820719
    Abstract: There is provided a cover-material fixing tool. A cover-material fixing end member is configured to be attached on a cover-material. A clip is configured to be attached on a cover-material fixing end member. The cover-material fixing end member includes a tape member, a clip locking member, and a plurality of stoppers. The clip includes a locking portion for holding the clip locking member to allow the clip locking member to move in a longitudinal direction, and a locking protrusion protruding toward the clip locking member and configured to abut against the stoppers. The clip is movable between the adjacent stoppers to allow position adjustment thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: YKK Corporation
    Inventors: Ryuichi Murasaki, Takefumi Adachi, Genta Matsumura, Tetsuya Fukuzawa, Wanli Zhang, Hikaru Okuyama
  • Patent number: 10786051
    Abstract: Elements for a slide fastener are provided, which have high strength and improved abrasion resistance. More particularly, an element for a slide fastener includes as a base material, an aluminum alloy having a composition represented by a general formula: AlaSibCucMgd in which a, b, c and d are expressed in percentage by mass, a denotes a balance, 0.4?b?0.9, 0.15?c?0.8, 0.8?d?2.0, and unavoidable impurity elements may be contained; and the aluminum alloy containing a precipitate containing Mg and Si.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: YKK Corporation
    Inventors: Takahiro Fukuyama, Koichi Mikado, Yasuharu Yoshimura, Tetsuya Katsumi, Tatewaki Ido
  • Patent number: 10765177
    Abstract: A slider is provided with a tab insertion gap between an upper blade of a slider body and a free end portion of a cover body and an open and close member for opening and closing the tab insertion gap. The open and close member is disposed alongside a stop pawl body in the slider width direction, and is also disposed such that a rear end part of the open and close member can swing vertically between a passing position where a attaching shaft portion of a tab passes through and a blocking position where the passing of the attaching shaft portion of the tab is blocked. The open and close member is urged toward the blocking position. The slider can attach the tab afterward, has a stop mechanism, and can significantly reduce manufacturing costs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: YKK Corporation
    Inventor: Yoshikazu Hamada
  • Patent number: 10765179
    Abstract: There is provided a slide fastener with a separable stop including a retainer pin and a separable pin. The separable pin has a projection configured to be engaged with a fastener element. The slider includes a raised portion. For example, the raised portion extends on a lower surface of the upper plate rearward from a periphery of the guide post and is raised from the lower surface of the upper plate toward the lower plate. The raised portion of the slider and the separable pin have respective contact portions configured to come in contact with each other in a moving direction of the slider. At least one of the contact portion of the raised portion of the slider and the contact portion of the separable pin is provided with an intersecting portion obliquely intersecting with the moving direction of the slider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: YKK Corporation
    Inventors: Tomoyuki Ekko, Yusuke Hosokawa
  • Patent number: 10765178
    Abstract: An element is configured to be installed together with a tape to form a fastener stringer, and includes: a main body including an upper main body and a lower main body; an installing portion for installing the tape; a head; and a neck connecting the main body and the head, wherein at least one of the upper main body and the lower main body includes a convex portion and a base portion, the convex portion protrudes from the base portion and extends in the left-right direction at an intermediate position in the front-rear direction. An inclined portion inclined downward along the left-right direction is formed on at least one side of the head along the upper-lower direction, and protrusions extending in the front-rear direction are formed on both sides of the convex portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: YKK Corporation
    Inventor: Go Takani
  • Patent number: 10760146
    Abstract: A copper alloy for fastening wherein the alloy has a structure of a mixture of ?-phase and a ?-phase; and wherein the alloy has a composition represented by the general formula: Cubal.ZnaMnb, where bal., a, and b are expressed in % by mass, bal. represents the balance, 34?a?40.5, 0.1?b?6, and inevitable impurities may be contained; and the composition satisfying the equation (1): b?(?8a+300)/7, where 34?a<37.5 and equation (2): b?(?5.5a+225.25)/5, where 35.5?a?40.5.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: YKK Corporation
    Inventors: Kouta Kido, Takuya Koizumi, Yasuharu Yoshimura, Takahiro Fukuyama, Atsushi Ogihara, Kouichi Mikado, Jun Kiyohara, Yoshio Taira
  • Patent number: 10758060
    Abstract: A cover-material fastening clip includes a locking portion having a guide piece and a hook which includes an extension portion and a distal end portion. The guide piece extends includes a bent portion bent and extended toward the distal end portion. An insertion opening having a predetermined gap and allowing a wire to be inserted therethrough is positioned between the bent portion and the distal end portion. A distal end portion of the guide piece extending from the bent portion is an elastic piece portion being elastically deformed to be spaced from the distal end portion and to widen the insertion opening. In a part of the locking portion, which is located within a range, in which the elastic piece portion can be elastically deformed and thus moved, an escape space is provided to allow a distal end of the elastic piece portion to be positioned therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: YKK Corporation
    Inventors: Genta Matsumura, Shinsuke Saiga, Yoshitomo Iyoda, Takefumi Adachi
  • Patent number: 10723046
    Abstract: A surface fastener molding apparatus includes a supporting structure and a second supporting structure for axially supporting a mold roll in a rotatable manner at a first end side and a second end side of the mold roll which is opposite to the first end side. The mold roll includes a circumferential surface in which a plurality of mold cavities for molding engaging elements of the surface fastener is provided. A first linear driving means and second linear driving means are provided which are for, respectively, advancing or retracting the first supporting structure and the second supporting structure. The degree of closeness between the extruding nozzle and the mold roll is regulatable across the first end side and the second end side of the mold roll, based on at least one activation of the first driving means and the second driving means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: YKK Corporation
    Inventors: Atsunori Sugimoto, Toru Umekawa, Masashi Daidoji
  • Patent number: 10717830
    Abstract: Provided is a polyamide resin composition for a slide fastener that includes at least one polyamide resin and reinforcing fibers, wherein a total mass of the polyamide resin and the reinforcing fibers accounts for 90% by mass or more of the composition; wherein poly(m-xylylene adipamide) (MXD 6) accounts for 60% by mass or more of the polyamide resin; wherein reinforcing fibers account for 45 to 70% by mass of the total mass of the polyamide resin and the reinforcing fibers; wherein both first reinforcing fibers having a fiber diameter of from 5 to 7 ?m and second reinforcing fibers having a fiber diameter larger than that of the first reinforcing fibers by more than 2 ?m account for 90% by mass or more of the reinforcing fibers; and wherein the first reinforcing fibers account for 20% by mass or more and less than 50% by mass of the reinforcing fibers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: YKK Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuya Mizumoto, Hironobu Wakasa, Yasuhiro Yokogoshi, Norihide Ozaki
  • Patent number: 10709210
    Abstract: Described is a fastening tape that includes a plurality of attachment portions extending upwardly from a bottom portion of the fastening tape. The fastening tape also includes at least one inner wall disposed adjacent to at least some of the plurality of attachment portions and at least one outer wall offset from the at least one inner wall such that a cavity is disposed between the at least one inner wall and the at least one outer wall. Finally, the fastening tape includes an injected foam member disposed in the cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: YKK Corporation
    Inventors: David Smith, Zhiyu Ren, Tsuyoshi Minato
  • Patent number: 10694822
    Abstract: A slider includes a slider body and a pull. The slider body includes an upper blade and a lower blade arranged to be spaced from each other in an up-down direction and to be parallel to each other, a guide post connecting the upper blade and the lower blade, and a pull attachment portion provided on an upper surface of the upper blade. The pull is attached to the pull attachment portion. A cut-out portion is formed on a front end portion of the upper blade at one of left and right sides with respect to the guide post. The cut-out portion is formed to be positioned at a rear side than a front end portion of the upper blade at the other of the left and right sides with respect to the guide post and than a front end portion of the lower blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: YKK Corporation
    Inventors: Masayoshi Kojima, Hideki Sato, Takayuki Inukai
  • Patent number: D891296
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: YKK Corporation
    Inventor: Kazuki Hosoe