Patents by Inventor Hironori Ogura

Hironori Ogura 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: 20200215676
    Abstract: A communication adapter attachment device in one aspect of the present disclosure is provided in a working machine, and includes an adapter housing portion, a cap, and a cap-side interface. The cap-side interface is configured to enable viewing of the adapter-side interface and/or an input operation to the adapter-side interface from outside of the working machine, in a state in which the communication adapter is accommodated in the adapter housing portion and the opening is closed with the cap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2020
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Applicant: MAKITA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuya TANAKA, Hironori OGURA
  • Patent number: 10707455
    Abstract: A battery pack disclosed in the present description includes an outer case including a display portion and an opening portion, wherein the display portion includes one or more display windows; a battery cell housed in the outer case; a substrate housed in the outer case, wherein one or more light emitting elements corresponding to the one or more display windows are mounted on the substrate; and a light shielding wall housed in the outer case, wherein the light shielding wall is arranged to block the opening portion and the one or more light emitting elements from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignees: MAKITA CORPORATION, TOHOKU MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hironori Ogura, Akira Naito, Akinori Terui
  • Patent number: 10625409
    Abstract: A communication adapter attachment device in one aspect of the present disclosure is provided in a working machine, and includes an adapter housing portion, a cap, and a cap-side interface. The cap-side interface is configured to enable viewing of the adapter-side interface and/or an input operation to the adapter-side interface from outside of the working machine, in a state in which the communication adapter is accommodated in the adapter housing portion and the opening is closed with the cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: MAKITA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuya Tanaka, Hironori Ogura
  • Patent number: 10587134
    Abstract: A battery pack (30) is configured to couple to a power tool (10) by sliding in a sliding direction and it contains a plurality of cells (31). A pair of battery-side, electric-power terminals (312a, 312b, 314a, 314b) and a battery-side signal terminal (313) can be electrically connected to a pair of tool-side, power-supply terminals (212, 214) and a tool-side signal terminal (213), respectively, which are provided on the power tool (10). The pair of battery-side, electric-power terminals (312a, 312b, 314a, 314b) and the battery-side signal terminal (313) are disposed in parallel adjacently in a direction that intersects the sliding direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: MAKITA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Eiji Kondo, Hironori Ogura, Takuya Umemura, Hideyuki Taga, Yoshihiro Ishikawa
  • Patent number: 10461380
    Abstract: An electric tool battery is detachably attached to a battery attachment apparatus. The battery attachment apparatus has a case as an exterior portion thereof, including a lock hole establishing communication between the exterior and interior of the case to allow an external lock member to be locked. Further, the battery attachment apparatus has a cover member closing the opening of the lock hole from within the case, and a mounting portion to which the cover member is mounted and which is set on an inner surface of the case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: MAKITA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hironori Ogura, Hideyuki Taga
  • Publication number: 20190299386
    Abstract: A communication adapter attachment device in one aspect of the present disclosure is provided in a working machine, and includes an adapter housing portion, a cap, and a cap-side interface. The cap-side interface is configured to enable viewing of the adapter-side interface and/or an input operation to the adapter-side interface from outside of the working machine, in a state in which the communication adapter is accommodated in the adapter housing portion and the opening is closed with the cap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2019
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Applicant: MAKITA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuya TANAKA, Hironori OGURA
  • Publication number: 20190280501
    Abstract: A battery pack (30) is configured to couple to a power tool (10) by sliding in a sliding direction and it contains a plurality of cells (31). A pair of battery-side, electric-power terminals (312a, 312b, 314a, 314b) and a battery-side signal terminal (313) can be electrically connected to a pair of tool-side, power-supply terminals (212, 214) and a tool-side signal terminal (213), respectively, which are provided on the power tool (10). The pair of battery-side, electric-power terminals (312a, 312b, 314a, 314b) and the battery-side signal terminal (313) are disposed in parallel adjacently in a direction that intersects the sliding direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2019
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Inventors: Eiji KONDO, Hironori OGURA, Takuya UMEMURA, Hideyuki TAGA, Yoshihiro ISHIKAWA
  • Patent number: 10391622
    Abstract: A communication adapter attachment device in one aspect of the present disclosure is provided in a working machine, and includes an adapter housing portion, a cap, and a cap-side interface. The cap-side interface is configured to enable viewing of the adapter-side interface and/or an input operation to the adapter-side interface from outside of the working machine, in a state in which the communication adapter is accommodated in the adapter housing portion and the opening is closed with the cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: MAKITA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuya Tanaka, Hironori Ogura
  • Patent number: 10348110
    Abstract: A battery pack (30) is configured to couple to a power tool (10) by sliding in a sliding direction and it contains a plurality of cells (31). A pair of battery-side, electric-power terminals (312a, 312b, 314a, 314b) and a battery-side signal terminal (313) can be electrically connected to a pair of tool-side, power-supply terminals (212, 214) and a tool-side signal terminal (213), respectively, which are provided on the power tool (10). The pair of battery-side, electric-power terminals (312a, 312b, 314a, 314b) and the battery-side signal terminal (313) are disposed in parallel adjacently in a direction that intersects the sliding direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: MAKITA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Eiji Kondo, Hironori Ogura, Takuya Umemura, Hideyuki Taga, Yoshihiro Ishikawa
  • Patent number: 10230134
    Abstract: An information setting apparatus in one aspect of the present disclosure comprises a clock information device, an information receiving device, a permission time calculating device, and an information setting device. The permission time calculating device calculates an operation permission time based on current time information stored in the clock information device and on start time information received by the information receiving device. The information setting device sets operation limitation information, including the operation permission time to at least one of a battery pack or an electrically-driven working machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: MAKITA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masaaki Fukumoto, Hitoshi Suzuki, Hironori Ogura, Miki Tomiyasu
  • Publication number: 20180126537
    Abstract: A communication adapter attachment device in one aspect of the present disclosure is provided in a working machine, and includes an adapter housing portion, a cap, and a cap-side interface. The cap-side interface is configured to enable viewing of the adapter-side interface and/or an input operation to the adapter-side interface from outside of the working machine, in a state in which the communication adapter is accommodated in the adapter housing portion and the opening is closed with the cap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2017
    Publication date: May 10, 2018
    Applicant: MAKITA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuya TANAKA, Hironori OGURA
  • Publication number: 20180130980
    Abstract: A battery pack disclosed in the present description includes an outer case including a display portion and an opening portion, wherein the display portion includes one or more display windows; a battery cell housed in the outer case; a substrate housed in the outer case, wherein one or more light emitting elements corresponding to the one or more display windows are mounted on the substrate; and a light shielding wall housed in the outer case, wherein the light shielding wall is arranged to block the opening portion and the one or more light emitting elements from each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2016
    Publication date: May 10, 2018
    Applicants: MAKITA CORPORATION, SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hironori OGURA, Akira NAITO, Akinori TERUI
  • Patent number: 9899645
    Abstract: A battery pack may include a drainage device provided at a bottom portion of the housing case. The drainage device may include a drain hole communicating between the inside and the outside of the housing case, so that water introduced into the housing case is discharged to the outside of the housing case. The drainage device may be disposed between two of the terminal members that are connected to electrodes of the battery cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: MAKITA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hidekazu Hayashi, Eiji Kondo, Hironori Ogura, Hideyuki Taga, Kazutoshi Ogino
  • Publication number: 20180026241
    Abstract: A battery pack may include a drainage device provided at a bottom portion of the housing case. The drainage device may include a drain hole communicating between the inside and the outside of the housing case, so that water introduced into the housing case is discharged to the outside of the housing case. The drainage device may be disposed between two of the terminal members that are connected to electrodes of the battery cells.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2017
    Publication date: January 25, 2018
    Applicant: MAKITA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hidekazu HAYASHI, Eiji KONDO, Hironori OGURA, Hideyuki TAGA, Kazutoshi OGINO
  • Publication number: 20170346530
    Abstract: An information communication apparatus in one aspect of the present disclosure comprises a controller and a proximity wireless communication device. The controller performs a control process including at least transmission and/or reception of information between the information communication apparatus and at least one information holding apparatus. The at least one information holding apparatus comprises a battery pack and/or a field electric apparatus. The proximity wireless communication device communicates the information via the proximity wireless communication with an operation apparatus different from the at least one information holding apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2017
    Publication date: November 30, 2017
    Applicant: MAKITA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hironori OGURA, Junichi MURAKAMI
  • Patent number: 9786878
    Abstract: A battery pack may include a drainage device provided at a bottom portion of the housing case. The drainage device may include a drain hole communicating between the inside and the outside of the housing case, so that water introduced into the housing case is discharged to the outside of the housing case. The drainage device may be disposed between two of the terminal members that are connected to electrodes of the battery cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: MAKITA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hidekazu Hayashi, Eiji Kondo, Hironori Ogura, Hideyuki Taga, Kazutoshi Ogino
  • Patent number: 9728984
    Abstract: An insulation rib is provided above a charging circuit and a plurality of heat radiation ribs are provided on the left side of the charging circuit. A space part is formed by the insulation rib. Little of the heat generated by the charging circuit is transferred to an upper sidewall portion of a case main body portion due to a heat insulation effect of the space part. Further, heat generated by the charging circuit is likely to be transferred to a left sidewall portion of the case main body portion due to a high heat dissipation effect of the heat radiation ribs. In this way, the generation of locally heated areas in the case main body portion can be reduced through balancing of the flow of heat generated by the charging circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: MAKITA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hironori Ogura
  • Publication number: 20170153291
    Abstract: An electric tool battery is detachably attached to a battery attachment apparatus. The battery attachment apparatus has a case as an exterior portion thereof, including a lock hole establishing communication between the exterior and interior of the case to allow an external lock member to be locked. Further, the battery attachment apparatus has a cover member closing the opening of the lock hole from within the case, and a mounting portion to which the cover member is mounted and which is set on an inner surface of the case.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Publication date: June 1, 2017
    Applicant: MAKITA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hironori OGURA, Hideyuki TAGA
  • Publication number: 20170062877
    Abstract: An information setting apparatus in one aspect of the present disclosure comprises a clock information device, an information receiving device, a permission time calculating device, and an information setting device. The permission time calculating device calculates an operation permission time based on current time information stored in the clock information device and on start time information received by the information receiving device. The information setting device sets operation limitation information, including the operation permission time to at least one of a battery pack or an electrically-driven working machine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2016
    Publication date: March 2, 2017
    Applicant: MAKITA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masaaki FUKUMOTO, Hitoshi SUZUKI, Hironori OGURA, Miki TOMIYASU
  • Patent number: RE46429
    Abstract: A battery housing of a tool battery has a hook accommodation chamber and a battery cell accommodation chamber defined therein. A hook is accommodated within the hook accommodation chamber and is operable to lock and unlock the tool battery against a tool body of a power tool. Battery cells are disposed within the battery cell accommodation chamber. The hook accommodation chamber and the battery cell accommodation chamber are partitioned from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: MAKITA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hidekazu Hayashi, Eiji Kondo, Hironori Ogura, Hideyuki Taga