Patents by Inventor Hirochika WATANABE

Hirochika WATANABE 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: 10529306
    Abstract: Pivot shaft support members, formed as component parts separate from support posts of a frame of a pedal apparatus, are mounted on respective upper ends of the support posts, and the pivot shaft support members pivotably support the opposite ends of a pivot shaft for a beater rod. A heel section is provided on a rear end portion of an under plate of the pedal apparatus, and a pair of left and right hinge support members, formed as component parts separate from the heel section, are mounted to the heel section. The hinge support members pivotably support the opposite ends of a pivot shaft of a hinge section of a foot board. Because the pivot shaft support members and the hinge support members are separate component parts from the frame, mounted positions of these support members can be adjusted finely during mounting, to the frame, of the support members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: YAMAHA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Fumihiro Shigenaga, Hirochika Watanabe, Tomohiro Fujita, Makoto Seto
  • Publication number: 20170278490
    Abstract: Pivot shaft support members, formed as component parts separate from support posts of a frame of a pedal apparatus, are mounted on respective upper ends of the support posts, and the pivot shaft support members pivotably support the opposite ends of a pivot shaft for a beater rod. A heel section is provided on a rear end portion of an under plate of the pedal apparatus, and a pair of left and right hinge support members, formed as component parts separate from the heel section, are mounted to the heel section. The hinge support members pivotably support the opposite ends of a pivot shaft of a hinge section of a foot board. Because the pivot shaft support members and the hinge support members are separate component parts from the frame, mounted positions of these support members can be adjusted finely during mounting, to the frame, of the support members.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2017
    Publication date: September 28, 2017
    Inventors: Fumihiro SHIGENAGA, Hirochika WATANABE, Tomohiro FUJITA, Makoto SETO