Patents by Inventor Chiyo Takagi

Chiyo Takagi 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: 10542726
    Abstract: An animal toilet having a front-rear direction, a right-left direction and a height direction including: a urine passing part that is provided with a plurality of holes through which urine passes and on which an excrement treatment material is to be placed; an absorbent body setting part that is provided below the urine passing part and on which an absorbent body is to be placed; an opening part that is provided above the urine passing part and allows an animal to come in and out; and side walls provided on both right and left sides of the opening part, a maximum height of the side wall in a forward area that is located forward of a center position in the front-rear direction being smaller than a minimum height of the side wall in a rearward area that is located rearward of the center position, a maximum opening width of the opening part in the forward area being larger than a maximum opening width of the opening part in the rearward area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Unicharm Corporation
    Inventors: Chiyo Takagi, Shinya Kaneko
  • Patent number: 10500593
    Abstract: A manufacturing method for an animal excrement treatment material includes: a granulating step; a sorting step at which granules are sorted by a sieve to form an animal excrement treatment material; and a quality control step that includes an extracting step at which a sample is extracted, a comparison data calculating step at which the surface area per unit weight of the sample is obtained, and a sieve replacement step at which the sieve is replaced on the basis of the comparison data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: UNICHARM CORPORATION
    Inventors: Chiyo Takagi, Takeshi Ikegami
  • Patent number: 10258018
    Abstract: An animal toilet includes: a front-rear direction, a right-left direction, and a height direction; an upper container that is to be placed with excrement treating material on a bottom portion having a plurality of holes through which urine passes, the bottom portion being a part positioned lowest inside the upper container, in a state where an absorbent body has been placed in a tray, a central position of the bottom portion of the upper container being arranged nearer to a rear side than a central position of the absorbent body, in the front-rear direction; the tray that is to be placed with the absorbent body that absorbs urine that has passed through the holes; and a lower container put below the upper container, the lower container storing the tray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Unicharm Corporation
    Inventors: Chiyo Takagi, Shinya Kaneko
  • Patent number: 10202230
    Abstract: Provided is a package body packaging an animal litter box with a large opening in an upper part so as to be visually recognizable from the outside, which can secure strength required for distribution. An animal litter box package body includes an animal litter box with an open upper part that can store animal excrement, an accessory, and a case packaging the animal litter box and the accessory. The case includes a top face portion that covers at least the opening, a case bottom face portion that is in contact with a bottom face portion, and a pair of side face portions facing one another; at least the top face portion is configured of a transparent sheet-like member; and the package body further includes an accessory storage container that stores the accessory and has a height from a top face of the bottom face portion to the top face portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: UNICHARM CORPORATION
    Inventors: Chiyo Takagi, Shinya Kaneko, Masanori Shibasaki, Yukihiro Otani, Nobuyuki Oka
  • Patent number: 10154647
    Abstract: An animal toilet has a lengthwise direction, a horizontal direction and an up-down direction that are orthogonal to each other. The animal toilet is provided with an upper container that is provided with a plurality of holes through which urine passes below, a lower container that is positioned below the upper container and has formed an insert hole on a front face along the lengthwise direction, a tray that is housed from the insert hole into the lower container in a manner being allowed to be pulled out forward, and an absorbent sheet that is placed on a bottom face of the tray and receives and absorbs the urine that falls through the holes of the upper container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: Unicharm Corporation
    Inventors: Chiyo Takagi, Shinya Kaneko
  • Patent number: 10130069
    Abstract: A production method for animal excretion treatment material and a production device therefor, having a step in which a raw material is pulverized and a pulverized material is obtained and a step in which the pulverized material is granulized. In the step in which the pulverized material is obtained, the raw material is pulverized by a pulverizer and the pulverized material is obtained. The pulverizer has: an insertion port for the raw material; a pulverization chamber for the raw material; a pulverization mechanism provided inside the pulverization chamber; a mesh screen through which passes the raw material pulverized by the pulverization mechanism and having a plurality of openings; and a discharge port connected to the openings in the mesh screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Uni-Charm Corporation
    Inventors: Shotaro Mochizuki, Hidekazu Yamada, Takahiro Otomo, Tatsuya Sogo, Chiyo Takagi
  • Patent number: 10111402
    Abstract: Provided is a litter box for animals in which a suitable amount of excretion treating agent can be determined visually. A litter box for animals is provided with a granule accommodating container that accommodates a plurality of granules. The granule accommodating container is provided with: a container main body, which has a lower surface part and a side wall part standing up from the peripheral edge of the lower surface part; and a protruding part, which has a protruding part lower surface, which sticks out toward the outside from the side wall part on the container main body and is curved at a prescribed angle with respect to the side wall part, and a protruding part side wall. The lower end part of the protruding part lower surface is positioned above the upper end part of the lower surface part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: UNICHARM CORPORATION
    Inventors: Chiyo Takagi, Shinya Kaneko, Tomoko Hirao, Nobuharu Namikawa
  • Patent number: 10051835
    Abstract: An excreta treatment material in which the effect of chemicals including a perfume can be efficiently and sufficiently exhibited. This excreta treatment material is configured from a plurality of particulate substances, wherein the plurality of particulate substances comprises a mixture of base granules composed of aggregates of a water-absorbing particulate substance and chemical granules composed of aggregates of a chemical-containing particulate substance, the chemical granules moving upward upon application of vibration to the mixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Unicharm Corporation
    Inventors: Chiyo Takagi, Shinya Kaneko, Takeshi Ikegami
  • Publication number: 20180220619
    Abstract: A toilet for an animal having an up-down direction includes an upper container including a bottom part in which a plurality of holes that penetrate in the up-down direction are formed, and a lower container provided below the upper container. An outer periphery of each of the holes being surrounded with cross ribs along a direction intersecting with the up-down direction and longitudinal ribs along a direction intersecting with the up-down direction and the cross ribs. An uppermost part of the longitudinal ribs is higher than an uppermost part of the cross ribs. A part of the cross ribs connected to the longitudinal ribs being provided with an upper-side inclined surface inclined obliquely downward from the longitudinal ribs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2016
    Publication date: August 9, 2018
    Inventors: Chiyo TAKAGI, Shinya KANEKO
  • Patent number: 10021855
    Abstract: An animal toilet has a front-rear direction, a right-left direction and an up-down direction that intersect each other. The animal toilet is provided with an upper container that is provided with a plurality of holes through which urine passes below, a lower container that is positioned below the upper container and has formed an insert hole on a front face, and a tray that is housed from the insert hole into the lower container in a manner being allowed to be pulled out forward, and made to receive and store the urine that falls through the holes of the upper container. A front part of the tray is not protruding in front of the front face of the lower container when seen from the right-left direction. The front part of the tray has an exposed portion. An upside and a downside of the exposed portion are exposed to an outside space. An upper part and a lower part of the exposed portion are respectively provided with a geometrically deformed portion having a shape changed from a surrounding portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Unicharm Corporation
    Inventors: Chiyo Takagi, Shinya Kaneko
  • Publication number: 20180192608
    Abstract: An animal toilet has a lengthwise direction, a horizontal direction and an up-down direction that are orthogonal to each other. The animal toilet is provided with an upper container that is provided with a plurality of holes through which urine passes below, a lower container that is positioned below the upper container and has formed an insert hole on a front face along the lengthwise direction, a tray that is housed from the insert hole into the lower container in a manner being allowed to be pulled out forward, and an absorbent sheet that is placed on a bottom face of the tray and receives and absorbs the urine that falls through the holes of the upper container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2015
    Publication date: July 12, 2018
    Applicant: UNICHARM CORPORATION
    Inventors: Chiyo Takagi, Shinya Kaneko
  • Publication number: 20180184614
    Abstract: An animal toilet having a front-rear direction, a right-left direction and a height direction including: a urine passing part that is provided with a plurality of holes through which urine passes and on which an excrement treatment material is to be placed; an absorbent body setting part that is provided below the urine passing part and on which an absorbent body is to be placed; an opening part that is provided above the urine passing part and allows an animal to come in and out; and side walls provided on both right and left sides of the opening part, a maximum height of the side wall in a forward area that is located forward of a center position in the front-rear direction being smaller than a minimum height of the side wall in a rearward area that is located rearward of the center position, a maximum opening width of the opening part in the forward area being larger than a maximum opening width of the opening part in the rearward area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2015
    Publication date: July 5, 2018
    Inventors: Chiyo Takagi, Shinya Kaneko
  • Patent number: 9968912
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a granular excretion disposal material having a core portion and a covering layer that covers the core portion. The method includes: a granulating step of granulating the core portion by blending a core portion raw material containing pulp and highly absorbent resin, with water; a covering step of forming the covering layer by spraying a covering layer raw material containing pulp and highly absorbent resin, onto a surface of the core portion granulated in the granulating step; a drying step of drying a granular matter, in which the covering layer is formed in the covering step, with hot air; and a cooling step of cooling the granular matter dried in the drying step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Unicharm Corporation
    Inventors: Shotaro Mochizuki, Hidekazu Yamada, Takahiro Otomo, Tatsuya Sogo, Chiyo Takagi
  • Patent number: 9888666
    Abstract: Provided is a litter box for animals that is hygienic and easy to clean. A litter box for animals is provided with a lower container, the upper part of which is open and which has a lower bottom surface part and a lower side wall part standing up from the peripheral edge of the lower bottom surface part, and an upper container, the upper part of which is open and which is disposed above the lower container. The upper container is provided with a upper bottom surface part in which a plurality of through holes is formed, an upper wall part standing up from the peripheral edge of the upper bottom surface part, and an extending wall part that extends downward from the outer surface of the upper wall part. The lower end part of the extending wall part is disposed lower than the upper bottom surface part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: UNICHARM CORPORATION
    Inventors: Chiyo Takagi, Shinya Kaneko, Tomoko Hirao, Nobuharu Namikawa
  • Patent number: 9854786
    Abstract: A production method for animal excrement treatment material and a production device therefor, having: a step in which a raw material is granulized and a granular material is obtained; and a step in which a coating material is coated on the granular material. The step in which the coating material is coated on the granular material has: a step in which the coating material is arranged on the granular material; and a step in which a vibration is applied to the granular material having the coating material arranged thereupon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: Uni-Charm Corporation
    Inventors: Shotaro Mochizuki, Hidekazu Yamada, Takahiro Otomo, Tatsuya Sogo, Chiyo Takagi
  • Publication number: 20170367295
    Abstract: An animal toilet includes: a front-rear direction, a right-left direction, and a height direction; an upper container that is to be placed with excrement treating material on a bottom portion having a plurality of holes through which urine passes, the bottom portion being a part positioned lowest inside the upper container, in a state where an absorbent body has been placed in a tray, a central position of the bottom portion of the upper container being arranged nearer to a rear side than a central position of the absorbent body, in the front-rear direction; the tray that is to be placed with the absorbent body that absorbs urine that has passed through the holes; and a lower container put below the upper container, the lower container storing the tray.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2015
    Publication date: December 28, 2017
    Inventors: Chiyo Takagi, Shinya Kaneko
  • Publication number: 20170367294
    Abstract: An animal toilet has a front-rear direction, a right-left direction and an up-down direction that intersect each other. The animal toilet is provided with an upper container that is provided with a plurality of holes through which urine passes below, a lower container that is positioned below the upper container and has formed an insert hole on a front face, and a tray that is housed from the insert hole into the lower container in a manner being allowed to be pulled out forward, and made to receive and store the urine that falls through the holes of the upper container. A front part of the tray is not protruding in front of the front face of the lower container when seen from the right-left direction. The front part of the tray has an exposed portion. An upside and a downside of the exposed portion are exposed to an outside space. An upper part and a lower part of the exposed portion are respectively provided with a geometrically deformed portion having a shape changed from a surrounding portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2015
    Publication date: December 28, 2017
    Inventors: Chiyo Takagi, Shinya Kaneko
  • Publication number: 20170202175
    Abstract: An excreta treatment material in which the effect of chemicals including a perfume can be efficiently and sufficiently exhibited. This excreta treatment material is configured from a plurality of particulate substances, wherein the plurality of particulate substances comprises a mixture of base granules composed of aggregates of a water-absorbing particulate substance and chemical granules composed of aggregates of a chemical-containing particulate substance, the chemical granules moving upward upon application of vibration to the mixture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2015
    Publication date: July 20, 2017
    Inventors: Chiyo Takagi, Shinya Kaneko, Takeshi Ikegami
  • Patent number: D796748
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: Unicharm Corporation
    Inventors: Chiyo Takagi, Shinya Kaneko, Terutoki Kobayashi, Mitsuo Sugitani
  • Patent number: D840611
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Unicharm Corporation
    Inventors: Chiyo Takagi, Shinya Kaneko, Terutoki Kobayashi, Mitsuo Sugitani