Patents by Inventor Akihiro Onoue

Akihiro Onoue 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).

  • Patent number: 11066142
    Abstract: When a shift member is in a first position, a first clutch couples a second drive shaft to a first drive shaft. When the shift member is in the first position, a second clutch decouples a first gear from the first drive shaft. When the shift member is in the first position, a third clutch decouples a second gear from the second drive shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: YAMAHA HATSUDOKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yuki Ikegaya, Satoru Hamada, Takahiro Oguma, Akihiro Onoue
  • Publication number: 20210087341
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a thermoplastic resin composition enabling easy control of the weight average molecular weight of a thermoplastic resin used in a soluble three-dimensional modeling support material, the support material having sufficient strength even when used in the manufacture of a three-dimensional object by an FDM system 3D printer, being less colored with excellent appearance quality, and having a high dissolution speed in neutral water and quickly removable from a precursor of the three-dimensional object without using a strong alkaline aqueous solution; and the thermoplastic resin having dicarboxylic acid monomer units derived from a dicarboxylic acid component and having a proportion of an aromatic dicarboxylic acid monomer unit derived from a sulfonic acid group and/or sulfonate group-containing aromatic dicarboxylic acid component in the dicarboxylic acid monomer units of 10 mol % or more; the method including mixing an organic salt compound represented by formula (I): (R1—SO3?)nXn+??(
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2018
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Applicant: Kao Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroki SAWADA, Tadanori YOSHIMURA, Tomoya TSUBOI, Jouji HIRAI, Akihiro ONOUE
  • Publication number: 20210061432
    Abstract: An outboard motor includes an engine, a propeller shaft that rotates together with a propeller and extends in a forward-rearward direction, and a lower case that houses the propeller shaft. The lower case includes a front case and a rear case separate from the front case and positioned rearward of the front case, and the front case and the rear case are assembled to each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2020
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Inventors: Morihiko NANJO, Akihiro ONOUE, Satoru HAMADA, Kimitaka SARUWATARI, Yuki IKEGAYA
  • Publication number: 20210053664
    Abstract: An outboard motor includes an engine, a drive shaft, and a shift shaft disposed forward of the drive shaft. The shift shaft includes a first shift shaft that extends in an upward-downward direction, a second shift shaft disposed below the first shift shaft and spaced apart from and rearward of the first shift shaft, the second shift shaft extending in the upward-downward direction, and a shift force transmission to transmit, to the second shift shaft, a shift force applied to the first shift shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2020
    Publication date: February 25, 2021
    Inventors: Morihiko NANJO, Akihiro ONOUE, Satoru HAMADA, Kimitaka SARUWATARI, Yuki IKEGAYA
  • Publication number: 20210024191
    Abstract: A marine propulsion unit includes a motor driving force transmission shaft, a propeller shaft, and a shaft including one of a switching shaft and a drive shaft, and one of the motor driving force transmission shaft and the shaft includes a hollow member, and the other of the motor driving force transmission shaft and the shaft is disposed inside the hollow member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2020
    Publication date: January 28, 2021
    Inventors: Morihiko NANJO, Akihiro ONOUE, Takahiro OGUMA
  • Publication number: 20210001968
    Abstract: When a shift member is in a first position, a first clutch couples a second drive shaft to a first drive shaft. When the shift member is in the first position, a second clutch decouples a first gear from the first drive shaft. When the shift member is in the first position, a third clutch decouples a second gear from the second drive shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2020
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Inventors: Yuki IKEGAYA, Satoru HAMADA, Takahiro OGUMA, Akihiro ONOUE
  • Publication number: 20210001969
    Abstract: An engine includes a crankshaft extending in a vertical direction. A drive shaft is connected to the crankshaft and coaxial with the crankshaft. A water intake passage is connected to the engine. A water pump is connected to the water intake passage. The water pump includes a pump shaft. The pump shaft is eccentrically mounted with respect to the drive shaft and parallel or substantially parallel to the drive shaft. The pump shaft rotates according to rotation of the drive shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2020
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Inventors: Yuki IKEGAYA, Takahiro OGUMA, Satoru HAMADA, Akihiro ONOUE
  • Publication number: 20200157276
    Abstract: The present invention is a composition of an agent for treating a precursor of a three-dimensional object for removing a support material from a precursor of the three-dimensional object containing a three-dimensional object and the support material, the composition containing water and a water-soluble compound having a solubility parameter (SP value) calculated by using the Fedors' method of 8 (cal/cm3)1/2 to 13 (cal/cm3)1/2. The present invention can provide a composition of an agent for treating a precursor of a three-dimensional object that is capable of removing the support material quickly and a method for manufacturing a three-dimensional object using the composition of an agent for treating a precursor of a three-dimensional object by a fused deposition modeling system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2017
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Applicant: KAO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tadanori YOSHIMURA, Hiroki SAWADA, Akihiro ONOUE
  • Publication number: 20190382090
    Abstract: A propulsion system for a vessel includes an engine propulsion unit that provides a propulsive force to a hull by using an engine as a power source, an electric propulsion unit that provides a propulsive force to the hull by using an electric motor as a power source, a storing mechanism that is displaced from an actuating position to actuate the electric propulsion unit to a storing position to store the electric propulsion unit and performs a storing operation to store the electric propulsion unit, and an interlock controller that interlocks a storing operation of the storing mechanism with generation of a propulsive force by the engine propulsion unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2019
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Inventors: Takayoshi SUZUKI, Akihiro ONOUE, Satoshi ISHIKAWA, Kohei YAMAGUCHI
  • Patent number: 10435127
    Abstract: A propulsion system for a vessel includes an engine propulsion unit that provides a propulsive force to a hull by using an engine as a power source, an electric propulsion unit that provides a propulsive force to the hull by using an electric motor as a power source, a storing mechanism that is displaced from an actuating position to actuate the electric propulsion unit to a storing position to store the electric propulsion unit and performs a storing operation to store the electric propulsion unit, and an interlock controller that interlocks a storing operation of the storing mechanism with generation of a propulsive force by the engine propulsion unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: YAMAHA HATSUDOKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takayoshi Suzuki, Akihiro Onoue, Satoshi Ishikawa, Kohei Yamaguchi
  • Publication number: 20190168447
    Abstract: The method for manufacturing a soluble material for three-dimensional modeling that is used as a material of a support material that supports a three-dimensional object when manufacturing the three-dimensional object with a 3D printer of a fused deposition modeling system, comprising a kneading step of kneading raw materials of the soluble material for three-dimensional modeling by a twin screw extruder having a screw configuration in which a ratio of a total length K of kneading discs to a total length L of an effective screw is 0.20<K/L<0.70 and in which a temperature Tmix of the raw materials of the soluble material for three-dimensional modeling in the kneading step and a glass transition temperature Tg of a base polymer contained in the raw materials of the soluble material for three-dimensional modeling satisfy a formula Tg+80(° C.)<Tmix<Tg+200(° C.).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2017
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Applicant: KAO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomoya TSUBOI, Jouji HIRAI, Takuma KIMURA, Tadanori YOSHIMURA, Akihiro ONOUE
  • Patent number: 10202181
    Abstract: An electric propulsion device includes a duct having a cylindrical shape and that includes a stator. A rim includes a rotor rotatable relative to the duct, and a plurality of fins. A bracket supports the duct so as to allow the duct to turn about a turning axis that intersects with the rotation axis of the rim, and a turning actuator that integrally turns the duct and the rim. The turning actuator is fixed to the bracket, and the duct is turnable relative to the bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: YAMAHA HATSUDOKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takayoshi Suzuki, Noriyoshi Hiraoka, Akihiro Onoue, Atsushi Kumita, Yoshiaki Tasaka
  • Publication number: 20180134354
    Abstract: A propulsion system for a vessel includes an engine propulsion unit that provides a propulsive force to a hull by using an engine as a power source, an electric propulsion unit that provides a propulsive force to the hull by using an electric motor as a power source, a storing mechanism that is displaced from an actuating position to actuate the electric propulsion unit to a storing position to store the electric propulsion unit and performs a storing operation to store the electric propulsion unit, and an interlock controller that interlocks a storing operation of the storing mechanism with generation of a propulsive force by the engine propulsion unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Publication date: May 17, 2018
    Inventors: Takayoshi SUZUKI, Akihiro ONOUE, Satoshi ISHIKAWA, Kohei YAMAGUCHI
  • Patent number: 9896176
    Abstract: A marine propulsion device includes a power source, a steering handle, and an accelerator grip that moves with respect to the steering handle. A movement region of the accelerator grip includes a forward movement rotation region, a reverse movement rotation region and an axis movement region. In the forward movement rotation region, the accelerator grip is operated to rotate so as to obtain a drive force in a forward movement direction. In the reverse movement rotation region the accelerator grip is operated to rotate so as to obtain a drive force in a reverse movement direction. The axis movement region is provided between the forward movement rotation region and the reverse movement rotation region. In the axis movement region, the accelerator grip is moved in the extensional direction of a rotation axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: YAMAHA HATSUDOKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takayoshi Suzuki, Noriyoshi Hiraoka, Akihiro Onoue, Atsushi Kumita, Yoshiaki Tasaka
  • Patent number: 9688374
    Abstract: A boat maneuvering system includes a power source, a first operating device configured to operate the power source, a first controller configured to control the power source, a second controller configured to accept an operation instruction input from the first operating device and to output a control signal to the first controller, a first electric power line that connects the power source to a battery to convey electric power therebetween, a second electric power line that connects the second controller to the battery to convey electric power therebetween, a communication path that connects the first controller and the second controller to convey a signal therebetween, and a signal conversion portion provided on the communication path to electrically separate the first and second controllers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: YAMAHA HATSUDOKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takayoshi Suzuki, Noriyoshi Hiraoka, Akihiro Onoue, Atsushi Kumita, Yoshiaki Tasaka
  • Patent number: 9663211
    Abstract: A boat maneuvering system includes a power source, a first controller that controls the power source, a display device that has a touch panel function and displays an operation screen configured to operate the movement of a boat, and a second controller that is communicatively connected to the first controller and enables an operation of the boat through the operation screen when detecting a plurality of operations on the display device simultaneously.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: YAMAHA HATSUDOKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takayoshi Suzuki, Noriyoshi Hiraoka, Akihiro Onoue, Atsushi Kumita, Yoshiaki Tasaka
  • Patent number: 9440724
    Abstract: A boat maneuvering system, including a first power source having a first controller, a first operating device having a second controller configured to receive a first operation instruction and to output a first control signal for controlling the first power source, a second power source provided separately from the first power source, and a second operating device provided separately from the first operating device for operating the first and second power sources. The second operating device includes a third controller provided on a communication path connecting the first and second controllers, the third controller being configured to receive the first control signal, generate a second control signal, and output the second control signal to the first controller, and to receive a second operation instruction via the second operating device, generate a third control signal, and output the third control signal to the second power source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: YAMAHA HATSUDOKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takayoshi Suzuki, Noriyoshi Hiraoka, Akihiro Onoue, Atsushi Kumita, Yoshiaki Tasaka
  • Publication number: 20160096611
    Abstract: A boat maneuvering system, including a first power source having a first controller, a first operating device having a second controller configured to receive a first operation instruction and to output a first control signal for controlling the first power source, a second power source provided separately from the first power source, and a second operating device provided separately from the first operating device for operating the first and second power sources. The second operating device includes a third controller provided on a communication path connecting the first and second controllers, the third controller being configured to receive the first control signal, generate a second control signal, and output the second control signal to the first controller, and to receive a second operation instruction via the second operating device, generate a third control signal, and output the third control signal to the second power source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2015
    Publication date: April 7, 2016
    Applicant: YAMAHA HATSUDOKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takayoshi SUZUKI, Noriyoshi HIRAOKA, Akihiro ONOUE, Atsushi KUMITA, Yoshiaki TASAKA
  • Publication number: 20160096610
    Abstract: A boat maneuvering system includes a power source, a first controller that controls the power source, a display device that has a touch panel function and displays an operation screen configured to operate the movement of a boat, and a second controller that is communicatively connected to the first controller and enables an operation of the boat through the operation screen when detecting a plurality of operations on the display device simultaneously.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2015
    Publication date: April 7, 2016
    Applicant: YAMAHA HATSUDOKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takayoshi SUZUKI, Noriyoshi Hiraoka, Akihiro Onoue, Atsushi Kumita, Yoshiaki Tasaka
  • Publication number: 20160096608
    Abstract: A boat maneuvering system includes a power source, a first operating device configured to operate the power source, a first controller configured to control the power source, a second controller configured to accept an operation instruction input from the first operating device and to output a control signal to the first controller, a first electric power line that connects the power source to a battery to convey electric power therebetween, a second electric power line that connects the second controller to the battery to convey electric power therebetween, a communication path that connects the first controller and the second controller to convey a signal therebetween, and a signal conversion portion provided on the communication path to electrically separate the first and second controllers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2015
    Publication date: April 7, 2016
    Applicant: YAMAHA HATSUDOKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takayoshi SUZUKI, Noriyoshi HIRAOKA, Akihiro ONOUE, Atsushi KUMITA, Yoshiaki TASAKA