Patents by Inventor Eiji Aoki

Eiji Aoki 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: 11999583
    Abstract: An endless conveyer belt is stretched between drive and idle rollers. A carriage is arranged so as to reciprocate along the endless conveyer belt. A suction box is arranged between upper and lower belt portions of the endless conveyer belt and fixed to the carriage. A stopper plate is fixed to the carriage and extends across a conveyer surface and upward from the conveyer surface. A conveyance roller pair is arranged at the upstream end of the conveyer surface. A region of the conveyer surface from a stopper plate to the upstream end u forms a sheet accumulation area. A cover sheet covers a region upstream of the suction box in the sheet accumulation area. The cover sheet is subjected to tension in the longitudinal direction by a winding-type constant force plate spring and continually tensed spaced apart from the endless conveyer belt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2024
    Assignee: HORIZON INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Eiji Aoki, Tomonori Yachi, Hiromasa Nambu
  • Patent number: 11969828
    Abstract: An injection apparatus for injection material is disclosed. The injection apparatus includes a tank for storing material. The injection apparatus further includes a head body that has a surface for contacting a substrate and an opening part opened at the surface for discharging the material in fluid-communication with the tank. The injection apparatus further includes a member connected to the opening part, in which the member allows gas to flow into and flow out from the opening part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2023
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toyohiro Aoki, Eiji Nakamura, Takashi Hisada
  • Publication number: 20240076152
    Abstract: An endless conveyer belt is stretched between drive and idle rollers. A carriage is arranged so as to reciprocate along the endless conveyer belt. A suction box is arranged between upper and lower belt portions of the endless conveyer belt and fixed to the carriage. A stopper plate is fixed to the carriage and extends across a conveyer surface and upward from the conveyer surface. A conveyance roller pair is arranged at the upstream end of the conveyer surface. A region of the conveyer surface from a stopper plate to the upstream end u forms a sheet accumulation area. A cover sheet covers a region upstream of the suction box in the sheet accumulation area. The cover sheet is subjected to tension in the longitudinal direction by a winding-type constant force plate spring and continually tensed spaced apart from the endless conveyer belt.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2020
    Publication date: March 7, 2024
    Applicant: Horizon International Inc.
    Inventors: Eiji AOKI, Tomonori YACHI, Hiromasa NAMBU
  • Patent number: 11807485
    Abstract: Perforated endless conveying belts are stretched between drive and idle rollers. A suction box is arranged between upper and lower belt portions of the perforated endless conveying belts. Abutment members are attached to positions of a support corresponding to the perforated endless conveying belts and pressed against the perforated endless conveying belts. The upstream of the suction box from the abutment members forms an attracting area, and intake holes are formed therein. Lifting plates extend to at least an intake hole range of the attracting area between the perforated endless conveying belts. The lifting plates move between a first position to vertically open the intake holes and project from conveying surfaces of the perforated endless conveying belts and a second position to close the intake holes and retract from the conveying surfaces of the perforated endless conveying belts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Assignee: Horizon Inc.
    Inventors: Eiji Aoki, Tomonori Yachi, Hiromasa Nambu
  • Patent number: 11667485
    Abstract: A sheet conveyance apparatus includes a control unit (120) that controls driving of a belt drive mechanism (4). The control unit (120) performs control such that the sheet is conveyed from the sheet accumulation area if (a) it is determined that the number of sheets currently accumulated in the sheet accumulation area is two or greater, while the sheet is not conveyed from the sheet accumulation area if (b) it is determined that the number of sheets currently accumulated in the sheet accumulation area is one.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2023
    Assignee: Horizon Inc.
    Inventor: Eiji Aoki
  • Patent number: 11462867
    Abstract: A structure for fixing a connector to a fixing portion includes the connector and the fixing portion. The fixing portion includes a bracket and a fitting portion. The bracket is erected on the fixing portion. The connector includes a lock portion configured to, when the bracket is inserted into the lock portion by attaching the connector to the fixing portion, lock the bracket. The fitting portion is configured such that a part of the connector is fitted into the fitting portion when the connector is attached to the fixing portion. The bracket may be integrally molded with the fixing portion molded with a resin. The fitting portion may have a hole portion running along a fitting direction in which the connector is attached to the fixing portion, and a slit may be formed in the fitting portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuhide Takahashi, Takashi Matsunaga, Eiji Aoki, Takahiro Kubo
  • Patent number: 11329420
    Abstract: A connector includes an insulating housing, a conductor unit having a plurality of conductors arranged in a row and an insulating holding body integrally molded with the conductors, and a sealing member that seals between the conductor unit and the housing. Each of the conductors includes a plate-shaped body and terminal parts provided at both ends of the body, respectively. The holding body includes a fitting part fitted to the housing, a plurality of covering parts each extending from the fitting part along the body and individually surrounding the body, and insulating walls each dividing two adjacent terminal parts. Each of the insulating walls has a main wall part and the main wall part extends on an extension line of a gap between two adjacent covering parts and divides two adjacent terminal parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Eiji Aoki, Kazuhide Takahashi
  • Publication number: 20220073301
    Abstract: A sheet conveyance apparatus includes a control unit (120) that controls driving of a belt drive mechanism (4). The control unit (120) performs control such that the sheet is conveyed from the sheet accumulation area if (a) it is determined that the number of sheets currently accumulated in the sheet accumulation area is two or greater, while the sheet is not conveyed from the sheet accumulation area if (b) it is determined that the number of sheets currently accumulated in the sheet accumulation area is one.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2021
    Publication date: March 10, 2022
    Applicant: Horizon Inc.
    Inventor: Eiji AOKI
  • Publication number: 20220073297
    Abstract: Perforated endless conveying belts are stretched between drive and idle rollers. A suction box is arranged between upper and lower belt portions of the perforated endless conveying belts. Abutment members are attached to positions of a support corresponding to the perforated endless conveying belts and pressed against the perforated endless conveying belts. The upstream of the suction box from the abutment members forms an attracting area, and intake holes are formed therein. Lifting plates extend to at least an intake hole range of the attracting area between the perforated endless conveying belts. The lifting plates move between a first position to vertically open the intake holes and project from conveying surfaces of the perforated endless conveying belts and a second position to close the intake holes and retract from the conveying surfaces of the perforated endless conveying belts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2021
    Publication date: March 10, 2022
    Applicant: Horizon Inc.
    Inventors: Eiji AOKI, Tomonori YACHI, Hiromasa NAMBU
  • Patent number: 11217933
    Abstract: A connector includes: a housing having a first through-hole; a plate-shaped conductor inserted into the first through-hole; and a sealing part that has a flat annular shape in a plane view and seals between the conductor and the hosing. The sealing part has a pair of linear first sealing parts and a pair of arc-shaped second sealing parts. The housing has a recess that has a flat shape in a plan view and receives the sealing part. An inner dimension in a longitudinal direction of the recess is substantially equal to an outer dimension in the longitudinal direction of the sealing part, and an inner dimension in a short direction of the recess is smaller than an outer dimension in a short direction of the sealing part. The conductor presses and compresses the first sealing part and the second sealing part in a held state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Eiji Aoki, Kazuhide Takahashi
  • Patent number: 11189958
    Abstract: A connector includes an insulating housing that is fixed to a casing of a first device at a communication part through which an opening of the casing of the first device and as opening of a casing of a second device communicate with each other, a conductor unit including a plurality of conductors arranged in a row and an insulating holding body integrally molded with the conductors, and a sealing member that seals between the conductor unit and the housing. Each of the conductors includes a plate-shaped body. The holding body includes a fitting part fitted to the housing, a plurality of covering parts each extending from the fitting part along the body and individually surrounding the body, and a connecting part connecting the adjacent covering parts at a position separated from the fitting part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuhide Takahashi, Eiji Aoki
  • Patent number: 11189955
    Abstract: A connector includes an insulating housing that is fixed to a casing of a first device, a plurality of conductors to electrically connect the first device and the second device, an insulating sealing member that includes a plurality of annular sealing parts that seal between the conductors and the housing and a connecting part that connects the sealing parts, and an insulating support member that includes second through holes into which the conductors are inserted, is attached to the housing from a side of the second device, and supports the sealing parts. The housing and the sealing member have a first fitting structure in which they are fitted to each other along an axial direction of the conductor, and the sealing member and the support member have a second fitting structure in which they are fitted to each other along the axial direction of the conductor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Eiji Aoki, Kazuhide Takahashi
  • Publication number: 20210288456
    Abstract: A structure for fixing a connector to a fixing portion includes the connector and the fixing portion. The fixing portion includes a bracket and a fitting portion. The bracket is erected on the fixing portion. The connector includes a lock portion configured to, when the bracket is inserted into the lock portion by attaching the connector to the fixing portion, lock the bracket. The fitting portion is configured such that a part of the connector is fitted into the fitting portion when the connector is attached to the fixing portion. The bracket may be integrally molded with the fixing portion molded with a resin. The fitting portion may have a hole portion running along a fitting direction in which the connector is attached to the fixing portion, and a slit may be formed in the fitting portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2021
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Applicant: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuhide TAKAHASHI, Takashi MATSUNAGA, Eiji AOKI, Takahiro KUBO
  • Patent number: 11117761
    Abstract: A sheet feeding apparatus includes a sheet stacker to stack at least one sheet; a sheet feed roller disposed at one side of the sheet stacker and to feed a sheet fed from the sheet stacker; a multi-feed prevention roller disposed to face the sheet feed roller and to prevent multi-feed of the sheet fed from the sheet stacker; a magnetic torque limiter disposed coaxially with the multi-feed prevention roller; a hall sensor disposed at one side of the magnetic torque limiter and to detect rotation of the magnetic torque limiter; and a controller configured to rotate the sheet feed roller in a state in which the sheet feed roller and the multi-feed prevention roller are in contact with each other without a sheet and to identify a lifetime of the multi-feed prevention roller by using a signal output from the hall sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P.
    Inventors: Eiji Aoki, Jin Soo Lee
  • Patent number: 11114779
    Abstract: A terminal base includes a plurality of terminals configured to electrically connect a first device and a second device to each other, each of the plurality of terminals being electrically conductive and a housing configured to hold the plurality of terminals, the housing being made of an electrically insulating resin in which each of the plurality of terminals includes a first connection portion exposed to an outside of the housing so as to be connected to the first device, a second connection portion exposed to the outside of the housing so as to be connected to the second device, and an insert portion insert-molded in the housing and in which he insert portion has a solid cylindrical shape or a hollow cylindrical shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuhide Takahashi, Shoichi Nomura, Eiji Aoki
  • Publication number: 20210269270
    Abstract: The cutting machine for cutting a paper, comprising: a conveying section configured to convey the paper one by one in a conveying direction; a rotating section configured to rotate the paper conveyed by the conveying section 2; and a downstream cutting section disposed on a downstream side of the rotating section in the conveying direction 1a, including at least one cutter, and configured to cut the paper rotated by the rotating section in the conveying direction 1a.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2021
    Publication date: September 2, 2021
    Applicant: Horizon International Inc.
    Inventors: Eiji AOKI, Tomonori YACHI, Hiromasa NAMBU, Takehito YOKOGI, Shinya KITAYAMA
  • Patent number: 11063387
    Abstract: A connector includes an insulating housing that is fixed to a casing of a first device at a communication part through which an opening of the casing of the first device and an opening of a casing of a second device communicate with each other and includes first through holes, conductors that are inserted into the respective first through holes to electrically connect the first device and the second device, an insulating sealing member that includes tubular sealing parts that seal between the conductors and the housing, and a connecting part that connects the sealing parts, and an insulating support member that includes second through holes into which the conductors are inserted, is attached to the housing from a side of the second device, and interposes the sealing member between the support member and the housing to support the sealing parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Eiji Aoki, Kazuhide Takahashi
  • Patent number: 10978823
    Abstract: A wire harness includes at least one electrically conductive path, a waterproof connector, a tubular shield member and a shield shell. The waterproof connector includes a waterproof packing a connector housing and a terminal. The waterproof packing includes a cylindrical packing body and a heat transfer member, the heat transfer member being provided integrally with the cylindrical packing body. The heat transfer member of the waterproof packing is formed of metal, the heat transfer member being configured to transfer heat from the connector housing. The heat transfer member is configured to transfer the heat from the connector housing of the waterproof connector to the metal case when the waterproof packing of the waterproof connector is inserted into an insertion hole of the metal case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuhide Takahashi, Shoichi Nomura, Eiji Aoki
  • Publication number: 20210091507
    Abstract: A connector includes: a housing having a first through-hole; a plate-shaped conductor inserted into the first through-hole; and a sealing part that has a flat annular shape in a plane view and seals between the conductor and the hosing. The sealing part has a pair of linear first sealing parts and a pair of arc-shaped second sealing parts. The housing has a recess that has a flat shape in a plan view and receives the sealing part. An inner dimension in a longitudinal direction of the recess is substantially equal to an outer dimension in the longitudinal direction of the sealing part, and an inner dimension in a short direction of the recess is smaller than an outer dimension in a short direction of the sealing part. The conductor presses and compresses the first sealing part and the second sealing part in a held state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2020
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Applicant: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Eiji AOKI, Kazuhide TAKAHASHI
  • Publication number: 20210044053
    Abstract: A connector includes an insulating housing, a conductor unit having a plurality of conductors arranged in a row and an insulating holding body integrally molded with the conductors, and a sealing member that seals between the conductor unit and the housing. Each of the conductors includes a plate-shaped body and terminal parts provided at both ends of the body, respectively. The holding body includes a fitting part fitted to the housing, a plurality of covering parts each extending from the fitting part along the body and individually surrounding the body, and insulating walls each dividing two adjacent terminal parts. Each of the insulating walls has a main wall part and the main wall part extends on an extension line of a gap between two adjacent covering parts and divides two adjacent terminal parts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2020
    Publication date: February 11, 2021
    Inventors: Eiji Aoki, Kazuhide Takahashi