Patents by Inventor Hideki Kanie

Hideki Kanie 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: 20210222801
    Abstract: A clip assembly for retaining a cylindrical component includes an insert having a retention channel in which a cylindrical component is accepted, and a holder into which the insert is fitted. The insert and the holder are fitted together by pushing the insert in a fitting direction that is perpendicular to a central axis of the cylindrical component received in the channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2021
    Publication date: July 22, 2021
    Inventors: Hideki KANIE, Norikaze IMAZU
  • Patent number: 10527202
    Abstract: A routing clip assembly is configured to securely retain a tubular component (308). The routing clip assembly includes a tube-constraining insert (300) including a support base (310) and opposed constraining arms (320) extending from a first surface (322) of the support base. A tube-constraining channel (324) is defined between the opposed constraining arms and the support base. The constraining arms are configured to axially and radially constrain the tubular component. The routing clip assembly may also include a tube retainer (302) defining an internal chamber (303). The tube-constraining insert (300) is configured to be positioned within the internal chamber (303).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Hideki Kanie, Eric J. Kato
  • Patent number: 10113577
    Abstract: A fastener assembly, which may be configured to be removably secured within an opening of a component, may include a pin including a plurality of locking members, and a grommet including a plurality of reciprocal retaining features configured to snapably retain the plurality of the locking members in a locked state in which the fastener assembly is configured to be inserted into the opening of the component. The plurality of locking members are removed from the reciprocal retaining features in a securing state in which the fastener assembly is secured within the opening formed through the component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventor: Hideki Kanie
  • Patent number: 10100860
    Abstract: A fluid control system may include a fluid conduit defining a fluid passage, and a fluid metering assembly in fluid communication with the fluid passage. The fluid metering assembly may include a metering valve rotatably secured within an internal chamber. An actuator may be coupled to the metering valve. A control unit may be coupled to the actuator. The control unit is configured to operate the actuator to rotate the metering valve between an open position in which fluid flows through the fluid passage and a closed position in which the fluid is prevented from flowing through the fluid passage. The control unit is configured to operate the actuator to rotate the metering valve into a pressure relief position beyond the closed position that is configured to allow a reduced portion of the fluid to flow through the fluid passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Hideki Kanie, Jason M. Zander
  • Publication number: 20180187798
    Abstract: A routing clip assembly is configured to securely retain a tubular component (308). The routing clip assembly includes a tube-constraining insert (300) including a support base (310) and opposed constraining arms (320) extending from a first surface (322) of the support base. A tube-constraining channel (324) is defined between the opposed constraining arms and the support base. The constraining arms are configured to axially and radially constrain the tubular component. The routing clip assembly may also include a tube retainer (302) defining an internal chamber (303). The tube-constraining insert (300) is configured to be positioned within the internal chamber (303).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2016
    Publication date: July 5, 2018
    Applicant: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Hideki Kanie, Eric J. Kato
  • Publication number: 20180186305
    Abstract: A fastening system for a vehicle includes a service door having a first hole, a door panel having a second hole, and a fastening clip assembly that securely couples the service door to the door panel. The fastening clip assembly includes a post having a first portion that extends through the first hole and a second portion that extends through the second hole, a collar outwardly extending from the post, and a resilient sealing ring coupled to and extending outwardly from the collar. The resilient sealing ring is compressively and sealingly secured between the service door and the door panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Publication date: July 5, 2018
    Applicant: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Hideki Kanie, Jason M. Zander
  • Patent number: 9676425
    Abstract: A hole plug assembly is configured to be secured within a hole of a panel, and may include a main body having at least a portion that is configured to be secured in the hole of the panel, and an expandable layer connected to the main body. The expandable layer is configured to expand into the hole to form a fluid-tight barrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Hideki Kanie, Mark T. Leuthe
  • Publication number: 20170102018
    Abstract: A fluid control system may include a fluid conduit defining a fluid passage, and a fluid metering assembly in fluid communication with the fluid passage. The fluid metering assembly may include a metering valve rotatably secured within an internal chamber. An actuator may be coupled to the metering valve. A control unit may be coupled to the actuator. The control unit is configured to operate the actuator to rotate the metering valve between an open position in which fluid flows through the fluid passage and a closed position in which the fluid is prevented from flowing through the fluid passage. The control unit is configured to operate the actuator to rotate the metering valve into a pressure relief position beyond the closed position that is configured to allow a reduced portion of the fluid to flow through the fluid passage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2015
    Publication date: April 13, 2017
    Inventors: Hideki KANIE, Jason M. ZANDER
  • Publication number: 20160298668
    Abstract: A fastener assembly, which may be configured to be removably secured within an opening of a component, may include a pin including a plurality of locking members, and a grommet including a plurality of reciprocal retaining features configured to snapably retain the plurality of the locking members in a locked state in which the fastener assembly is configured to be inserted into the opening of the component. The plurality of locking members are removed from the reciprocal retaining features in a securing state in which the fastener assembly is secured within the opening formed through the component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2014
    Publication date: October 13, 2016
    Applicant: ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC.
    Inventor: Hideki KANIE
  • Patent number: 9383041
    Abstract: A fastener for holding tubes, fluid lines and the like is provided with a barb for deforming material on the surface of tubular fluid line held in the fastener, and a hollow adjacent the barb for receiving the deformed material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventor: Hideki Kanie
  • Publication number: 20160176446
    Abstract: A hole plug assembly is configured to be secured within a hole of a panel, and may include a main body having at least a portion that is configured to be secured in the hole of the panel, and an expandable layer connected to the main body. The expandable layer is configured to expand into the hole to form a fluid-tight barrier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2014
    Publication date: June 23, 2016
    Inventors: Hideki KANIE, Mark T. LEUTHE
  • Patent number: 9333554
    Abstract: A retention clip assembly to join individual panels with aligned pilot holes comprises a body having an enlarged flange and a generally cylindrical leg defined by a plurality of spaced leg segments surrounding a pin insertion hole. The leg segments are separated by spaced slits and define a central passage. A pin having an enlarged head and an elongate shaft is slidable in the central passage. It engages cam projections on the interiors of the leg segments and expands the segments to secure the body to the panels. The pin includes flexible fingers having radially outer surfaces spaced apart a distance greater than the body leg deformable toward the pin shaft. The flexible fingers pass through the body flange and expand after surpassing the pilot holes in the panels. The flexible fingers slide in diametrically opposed slits, contact the edges of the pilot holes and stabilize the clip assembly within the pilot holes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works, Inc
    Inventors: Hideki Kanie, Yasuomi Omori, Jesse L. Jensen
  • Patent number: 9096005
    Abstract: The invention provides a holding jig for supporting a solid material capable of being foamed by application of heat in a cavity of a hollow structure. The holding jig may be provided with a plate-like base body made smaller in diameter than the cavity of the hollow structure, a holding part that is provided in a predetermined width in the form of a ring on the periphery of one side of said base body and supports one side of the foamable material, a step part with predetermined height, which is projected in the form of a ring at the inner peripheral end of said holding part and supports the inner peripheral surface of the foamable material, and an attaching means with which the base body can be freely attached to or detached from the hollow structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: Cemedine Henkel Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hideki Kanie, Masahiko Koumura
  • Publication number: 20150159779
    Abstract: A fastener for holding tubes, fluid lines and the like is provided with a barb for deforming material on the surface of tubular fluid line held in the fastener, and a hollow adjacent the barb for receiving the deformed material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2013
    Publication date: June 11, 2015
    Inventor: Hideki Kanie
  • Publication number: 20140310945
    Abstract: A retention clip assembly to join individual panels with aligned pilot holes comprises a body having an enlarged flange and a generally cylindrical leg defined by a plurality of spaced leg segments surrounding a pin insertion hole. The leg segments are separated by spaced slits and define a central passage. A pin having an enlarged head and an elongate shaft is slidable in the central passage. It engages cam projections on the interiors of the leg segments and expands the segments to secure the body to the panels. The pin includes flexible fingers having radially outer surfaces spaced apart a distance greater than the body leg deformable toward the pin shaft. The flexible fingers pass through the body flange and expand after surpassing the pilot holes in the panels. The flexible fingers slide in diametrically opposed slits, contact the edges of the pilot holes and stabilize the clip assembly within the pilot holes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2012
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Inventors: Hideki Kanie, Yasuomi Omori, Jesse L. Jensen
  • Patent number: 8613128
    Abstract: A push-in fastener assembly includes a fastener having deflectable retainer wings and a guide ring slidable over the retainer wings. The retainer wings and/or the guide ring are shaped to reduce interference of the guide ring sliding over the retainer wings when distorted by the retainer wings. Structure is provided for more secure preassembly of the guide ring on the fastener.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2013
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin H. Moerke, Hideki Kanie
  • Publication number: 20120213609
    Abstract: A push-in fastener assembly includes a fastener having deflectable retainer wings and a guide ring slidable over the retainer wings. The retainer wings and/or the guide ring are shaped to reduce interference of the guide ring sliding over the retainer wings when distorted by the retainer wings. Structure is provided for more secure preassembly of the guide ring on the fastener.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2010
    Publication date: August 23, 2012
    Applicant: ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC.
    Inventors: Benjamin H. Moerke, Hideki Kanie
  • Publication number: 20120139146
    Abstract: The invention provides a holding jig for supporting a solid material capable of being foamed by application of heat in a cavity of a hollow structure. The holding jig may be provided with a plate-like base body made smaller in diameter than the cavity of the hollow structure, a holding part that is provided in a predetermined width in the form of a ring on the periphery of one side of said base body and supports one side of the foamable material, a step part with predetermined height, which is projected in the form of a ring at the inner peripheral end of said holding part and supports the inner peripheral surface of the foamable material, and an attaching means with which the base body can be freely attached to or detached from the hollow structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2011
    Publication date: June 7, 2012
    Applicant: Henkel AG & Co., KGaA
    Inventors: Hideki Kanie, Masahiko Koumura
  • Patent number: 8087916
    Abstract: The invention provides a holding jig for supporting and fixing a solid material capable of being foamed by application of heat in a cavity of a hollow structure. The holding jig may be provided with a plate-like base body made smaller in diameter than the cavity of the hollow structure, a holding part that is provided in a predetermined width in the form of a ring on the periphery of one side of said base body and supports one side of the foamable material, a step part with predetermined height, which is projected in the form of a ring at the inner peripheral end of said holding part and supports the inner peripheral surface of the foamable material, and an attaching means with which the base body can be freely attached to or detached from the hollow structure. The holding part can be provided with a plurality of small holes that open from one side to the other side of the base body, preferably in a net or lattice pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2012
    Assignee: Cemedine Henkel Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hideki Kanie, Masahiko Koumura
  • Patent number: 7320571
    Abstract: A device for mounting a component, such as a pipe, on a threaded stud comprises a main body section with a bore for inserting a stud and a component mounting section. The device includes only a single pawl that extends from a first inner wall of the bore in a direction perpendicular to the axis of the bore. The pawl has a flexible thin section connected to the inner wall and a thick section extending from the thin section. The pawl can be bent in opposite directions at the thin section. A pair of thread engaging sections for engaging threads of the stud are formed at an end of the thick section. A pair of grooves for engaging threads are formed adjacent to respective engaging sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2008
    Assignee: Newfrey LLC
    Inventor: Hideki Kanie