Patents by Inventor Akira Kasahara

Akira Kasahara 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: 20200317465
    Abstract: The reel which can mount substantial amounts of information for identifying the type of a wire wound thereon without increasing the hub size. The reel includes a hub that includes a winding part, a pair of flanges that face each other with the winding part interposed therebetween, first information display portions that are disposed on a first circumference about a shaft center of the hub of at least a surface of the flange, and a second information display portion that is disposed on a second circumference having a smaller diameter than that of the first circumference. The second information display portion is disposed in a region surrounded, in a circumferential direction, by both inner ends of the adjacent first information display portions and the shaft center of the hub.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2020
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Applicant: MAX CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Akira KASAHARA
  • Publication number: 20200255255
    Abstract: The reel which can mount substantial amounts of information for identifying the type of a wire wound thereon without increasing the hub size. The reel includes a hub that includes a winding part, a pair of flanges that face each other with the winding part interposed therebetween, first information display portions that are disposed on a first circumference about a shaft center of the hub of at least a surface of the flange, and a second information display portion that is disposed on a second circumference having a smaller diameter than that of the first circumference. The second information display portion is disposed in a region surrounded, in a circumferential direction, by both inner ends of the adjacent first information display portions and the shaft center of the hub.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2020
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Applicant: MAX CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Akira KASAHARA
  • Publication number: 20200254508
    Abstract: A binding machine includes: an accommodation portion accommodating a reel around which a wire is wound; a wire feeding portion configured to feed the wire in a forward direction, winds the wire around a binding object, feeds the wire in a reverse direction, and wraps the wire around the binding object; and a torsion portion that twists the wire. The accommodation portion accommodates the reel such that the reel is offset in one direction along an axial direction of the reel with respect to the wire feeding portion. The binding machine further includes a restricting portion, in a wire passage between the reel and the wire feeding portion, which protrudes inward of the accommodation portion and has a restricting surface with which the wire bent in the other direction along the axial direction of the reel between the reel and the wire feeding portion comes in contact.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2020
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Applicant: MAX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yusuke YOSHIDA, Hiroki ISHIGURO, Terufumi HAMANO, Akira KASAHARA
  • Patent number: 10738489
    Abstract: A reinforcing bar binding machine includes a first movable gripping member that is displaced in a direction to come in contact with and separate from one side of a fixed gripping member. A second movable gripping member is displaced in a direction to come in contact with and separate from the other side of the fixed gripping member; and a bending portion brings the first movable gripping member and the second movable gripping member into and out of contact with the fixed gripping member. The fixed gripping member includes a shaft that rotatably supports the first movable gripping member and the second movable gripping member. In addition, the bending portion includes an opening and closing pin that pushes an opening and closing guide hole provided in the first movable gripping member and an opening and closing guide hole provided in the second movable gripping member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: MAZ CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takahiro Nagaoka, Akira Kasahara
  • Patent number: 10717626
    Abstract: The reel which can mount substantial amounts of information for identifying the type of a wire wound thereon without increasing the hub size. The reel includes a hub that includes a winding part, a pair of flanges that face each other with the winding part interposed therebetween, first information display portions that are disposed on a first circumference about a shaft center of the hub of at least a surface of the flange, and a second information display portion that is disposed on a second circumference having a smaller diameter than that of the first circumference. The second information display portion is disposed in a region surrounded, in a circumferential direction, by both inner ends of the adjacent first information display portions and the shaft center of the hub.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: MAX CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Akira Kasahara
  • Publication number: 20200200607
    Abstract: A spectral filter module includes a spectral filter that splits light having a wavelength corresponding to an input drive voltage from incident light and outputs the light, a drive unit that outputs the drive voltage based on an input wavelength command value, and a drive controller that outputs the wavelength command value and changes the wavelength command value every time a trigger signal is input from the outside.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2019
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Inventors: Akira SANO, Hideaki KASAHARA
  • Patent number: 10668744
    Abstract: A printing method is provided and includes: ejecting a photo-curable ink from a head onto a print medium by an ejection amount v2 required of matte-finish printing; irradiating a light after a standby time t2 is passed to cure the photo-curable ink in a manner that a matte finish is obtainable; ejecting a transparent-photo-curable ink from the head onto the print medium by an ejection amount v3 greater than the ejection amount v2 and less than or equal to an ejection amount v1 required of glossy-finish printing; and irradiating the light after a standby time t3 shorter than a standby time t1 is passed to cure the transparent-photo-curable ink which is ejected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: MIMAKI ENGINEERING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Junki Kasahara, Akira Takatsu
  • Patent number: 10590666
    Abstract: A binding machine includes a wire feeding unit configured to feed a wire, a curl guide configured to curl the wire fed by the wire feeding unit around an object to be bound, a binding unit including a twisting shaft provided to be rotatable around a predetermined axis, and a gripping part provided at one end side of the twisting shaft, wherein the gripping part is configured to grip the wire curled by the curl guide and the twisting shaft is configured to twist the gripped wire so as to bind the object, a binding machine main body having one end side at which the curl guide is arranged and configured to accommodate therein the wire feeding unit and the binding unit, and a setting unit provided at an opposite end side of the binding machine main body and configured to set a predetermined operation condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: MAX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Osamu Itagaki, Akira Kasahara, Norihiro Nagai
  • Patent number: 10495146
    Abstract: ZnO sputtering is performed while a rolling body is housed in a basket made of a metal wire and is rotated. By setting a ratio of a mesh size of the basket to a diameter of the rolling body in a range of 40 to 95%, fine and uniform ZnO coating can be formed on a surface of the rolling body. By using the rolling body with ZnO coating prepared in this manner in a bearing which is rotated at high speed in a high-load state, a friction coefficient can significantly be lowered in comparison with a case of no coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR MATERIALS SCIENCE
    Inventors: Masahiro Goto, Michiko Sasaki, Akira Kasahara, Masahiro Tosa
  • Publication number: 20190358966
    Abstract: A printing method is provided and includes: ejecting a photo-curable ink from a head onto a print medium by an ejection amount v2 required of matte-finish printing; irradiating a light after a standby time t2 is passed to cure the photo-curable ink in a manner that a matte finish is obtainable; ejecting a transparent-photo-curable ink from the head onto the print medium by an ejection amount v3 greater than the ejection amount v2 and less than or equal to an ejection amount v1 required of glossy-finish printing; and irradiating the light after a standby time t3 shorter than a standby time t1 is passed to cure the transparent-photo-curable ink which is ejected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2019
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Applicant: MIMAKI ENGINEERING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Junki Kasahara, Akira TAKATSU
  • Patent number: 10427420
    Abstract: A printer, including a head, a light irradiation device and a controller, is provided. The controller includes: a first controller that prompts the printer to carry out a printing operation by an ejection amount v1 required of glossy-finish printing and with a standby time t1 required of glossy-finish printing; a second controller that prompts the printer to carry out the printing operation by an ejection amount v2 required of matte-finish printing and with a standby time t2 required of matte-finish printing; and a third controller that prompts the printer to carry out the printing operation by an ejection amount v3 and with a standby time t3. The ejection amount v3 is greater than the ejection amount v2 and less than or equal to the ejection amount v1. The standby time t3 is shorter than the standby time t1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: MIMAKI ENGINEERING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Junki Kasahara, Akira Takatsu
  • Publication number: 20190249447
    Abstract: A binding machine includes a wire feeding unit configured to feed a wire, a curl guide configured to curl the wire fed by the wire feeding unit around an object to be bound, a binding unit including a twisting shaft provided to be rotatable around a predetermined axis, and a gripping part provided at one end side of the twisting shaft, wherein the gripping part is configured to grip the wire curled by the curl guide and the twisting shaft is configured to twist the gripped wire so as to bind the object, a binding machine main body having one end side at which the curl guide is arranged and configured to accommodate therein the wire feeding unit and the binding unit, and a setting unit provided at an opposite end side of the binding machine main body and configured to set a predetermined operation condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2019
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Applicant: MAX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Osamu ITAGAKI, Akira KASAHARA, Norihiro NAGAI
  • Patent number: 10343893
    Abstract: Low friction coating of the present invention includes a boron-doped zinc oxide thin film, wherein piezoelectric polarization in a vertical direction perpendicular to a film surface and a lateral direction horizontal to the film surface occurs and a magnitude of the piezoelectric polarization in the vertical direction is within 150 pm and a magnitude of the piezoelectric polarization in the lateral direction is within 100 pm at 90% or more of measurement points. This makes it possible to greatly decrease the friction in a nanometer order.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR MATERIALS SCIENCE
    Inventors: Michiko Sasaki, Masahiro Goto, Akira Kasahara, Masahiro Tosa
  • Publication number: 20190017549
    Abstract: ZnO sputtering is performed while a rolling body is housed in a basket made of a metal wire and is rotated. By setting a ratio of a mesh size of the basket to a diameter of the rolling body in a range of 40 to 95%, fine and uniform ZnO coating can be formed on a surface of the rolling body. By using the rolling body with ZnO coating prepared in this manner in a bearing which is rotated at high speed in a high-load state, a friction coefficient can significantly be lowered in comparison with a case of no coating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2016
    Publication date: January 17, 2019
    Applicant: National Institute for Materials Science
    Inventors: Masahiro GOTO, Michiko SASAKI, Akira KASAHARA, Masahiro TOSA
  • Publication number: 20180363309
    Abstract: A reinforcing bar binding machine is provided with a cutting die having a wire through hole which penetrates through the die along a direction in which a wire is fed out, a blade portion adapted to move along an open plane of an opening at one end of the wire through hole to cut a terminating end portion of the wire which has passed through the wire through hole and an engagement portion adapted to be brought into engagement with a portion of the wire which lies in the vicinity of the terminating end portion thereof when the blade portion is rotated so as to bend to hold the portion lying in the vicinity of the terminating end portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2018
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Applicant: MAX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ichiro KUSAKARI, Akira KASAHARA
  • Patent number: 10094127
    Abstract: A reinforcing bar binding machine is provided with a cutting die having a wire through hole which penetrates through the die along a direction in which a wire is fed out, a blade portion adapted to move along an open plane of an opening at one end of the wire through hole to cut a terminating end portion of the wire which has passed through the wire through hole and an engagement portion adapted to be brought into engagement with a portion of the wire which lies in the vicinity of the terminating end portion thereof when the blade portion is rotated so as to bend to hold the portion lying in the vicinity of the terminating end portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: MAX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ichiro Kusakari, Akira Kasahara
  • Publication number: 20180207709
    Abstract: The wire fed or pulled back from the reel by the feeding unit can be properly restricted. The invention relates to a binding machine (2) having a feeding unit (16) for feeding out a wire (3) from a reel (12) provided in a housing unit (11). With respect to the entering route (81) of the wire (3) when the wire (3) drawn out from the reel (12) by the feeding unit (16) is guided to the feeding unit (83), the first restriction unit (83) that restricts the drawing portion (3a) of the wire (3) disposed between the reel (12) and the feeding unit (16) from being deviating from the entering route (81) is provided inside the housing unit (11).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2016
    Publication date: July 26, 2018
    Applicant: MAX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Akira KASAHARA, Osamu ITAGAKI, Ichiro KUSAKARI, Takeshi MORIJIRI
  • Publication number: 20180207710
    Abstract: It Provids a reinforcing bar binding machine that reduces restrictions on arrangement of a magazine in which a wire is housed. A reinforcing bar binding machine (1A) includes a magazine (2A) in which a wire (W) is housed, a curl guide unit (5A) that winds the wire (W) around a reinforcing bar (S), a wire feeding unit (3A) that feeds the wire (W), and a binding unit (7A) that twists crossing portions between one end and the other end of the wire (W) wound around the reinforcing bar (5). The wire feeding unit (3A) is configured such that a second displacement member (36) for displacing a second feed gear (30R) is located behind a second feed gear (30L) and provided between the second feed gear (30L) and a handle portion (11A).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2016
    Publication date: July 26, 2018
    Applicant: MAX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Osamu ITAGAKI, Akira KASAHARA
  • Publication number: 20180187435
    Abstract: A binding machine includes a feeding unit configured to feed a wire and pull back the wire after winding the wire around an object to be bound, a binding unit configured to grip and twist the wire wound around the object with the feeding unit, a motor configured to rotatively drive the feeding unit, and a binding machine main body configured to accommodate therein the binding unit and the motor. The motor is arranged such that at least a part of the motor overlaps the binding unit, as seen from a side of the binding machine main body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Publication date: July 5, 2018
    Applicant: MAX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Osamu ITAGAKI, Akira KASAHARA
  • Patent number: D845745
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: MAX CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Akira Kasahara