Patents by Inventor Junichi Okita

Junichi Okita 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: 20230017418
    Abstract: An upper holding device holds a substrate in a horizontal attitude without rotating the substrate. A lower holding device rotates a substrate while holding the substrate by suction. A substrate held by the upper holding device is cleaned with use of a cleaning liquid, and a substrate held by the lower holding device is cleaned with use of a cleaning liquid. Gas in a processing space is exhausted by exhaust equipment of a factory through an exhaust system. When a substrate is held by the upper holding device, gas in the processing space is not exhausted or gas in the processing space is exhausted at a first flow rate. Gas in the processing space is exhausted at a second or third flow rate that is higher than the first flow rate when the substrate is held by the lower holding device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2022
    Publication date: January 19, 2023
    Inventors: Nobuaki OKITA, Junichi ISHII, Kazuki NAKAMURA, Takashi SHINOHARA, Yoshifumi OKADA, Tomoyuki SHINOHARA, Takuma TAKAHASHI
  • Publication number: 20230010624
    Abstract: A substrate alignment device includes first and second support members that are arranged to be opposite to each other and be spaced apart from each other in a plan view, and respectively support an outer peripheral end of a substrate from a position below the substrate. Further, the substrate alignment device includes a first pressing member that is arranged to be opposite to the first support member in a plan view, and moves the substrate by pressing one portion of the outer peripheral end of the substrate in a first direction directed from the second support member toward the first support member with the substrate supported by the first and second support members. The first support member includes a movement limiter that limits movement of the substrate in the first direction past a predetermined prescribed position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2022
    Publication date: January 12, 2023
    Inventors: Nobuaki OKITA, Tomoyuki SHINOHARA, Junichi ISHII, Kazuki NAKAMURA, Takashi SHINOHARA, Takuma TAKAHASHI, Yoshifumi OKADA, Hiroshi KATO
  • Publication number: 20230001456
    Abstract: A cleaner comes into contact with a lower-surface center region of a substrate held by a first holder, so that the lower-surface center region is cleaned. The cleaner comes into contact with a lower-surface outer region of the substrate rotated by a second holder, so that the lower-surface outer region of the substrate is cleaned. During cleaning of the lower-surface center region, the second holder is rotated about a vertical axis while not holding the substrate. Alternatively, during cleaning of the lower-surface center region, the gas injector arranged between the cleaner and the second holder injects gas toward the substrate from a first height spaced apart from the substrate by a predetermined distance. Further, during drying of the lower-surface center region, the gas injector injects gas toward the substrate from a second height closer to the substrate than the first height.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2022
    Publication date: January 5, 2023
    Inventors: Tomoyuki SHINOHARA, Junichi ISHII, Kazuki NAKAMURA, Yoshifumi OKADA, Takuma TAKAHASHI, Takashi SHINOHARA, Nobuaki OKITA
  • Publication number: 20220410219
    Abstract: A lower-surface center region of a substrate held by a first holder is cleaned by a cleaner. A lower-surface outer region of the substrate rotated by a second holder is cleaned by the cleaner. A mobile base provided with the second holder and the cleaner is moved in a horizontal plane such that a reference position of the first holder coincides with a center axis of the second holder in a plan view when the substrate is received and transferred between the first holder and the second holder, and is moved in the horizontal plane such that the cleaner overlaps with the lower-surface center region of the substrate held by the first holder and a center axis of the cleaner coincides with a first portion different from a center of the substrate in the plan view when the lower-surface center region is cleaned.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2022
    Publication date: December 29, 2022
    Inventors: Tomoyuki SHINOHARA, Kazuki NAKAMURA, Yoshifumi OKADA, Takuma TAKAHASHI, Takashi SHINOHARA, Nobuaki OKITA, Junichi ISHII
  • Publication number: 20220395867
    Abstract: A first cleaner cleans an upper surface of a substrate by scanning above the substrate to pass through a first point in an outer edge of the substrate in a plan view. A second cleaner cleans an outer peripheral end of the substrate by coming into contact with a second point in the outer edge of the substrate in a plan view. A virtual first straight line passing through the first point and the second point and a virtual second straight line passing through a center of the substrate and is parallel to the first straight line are defined. A third cleaner is arranged below the substrate and opposite to the first cleaner and the second cleaner with the second straight line located between the third cleaner, and the first cleaner and the second cleaner, and cleans a lower surface of the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2022
    Publication date: December 15, 2022
    Inventors: Tomoyuki SHINOHARA, Yoshifumi OKADA, Nobuaki OKITA, Takashi SHINOHARA, Junichi ISHII, Kazuki NAKAMURA, Takuma TAKAHASHI
  • Patent number: 5467668
    Abstract: An automobile powertrain has at least an engine placed in an engine room and oriented so that its crankshaft is directed transversely, and a transmission placed in the engine room behind the engine. The transmission has input and output shafts arranged coaxially with each other and directed parallel to the crankshaft of the engine. An engine clutch is directly connected to the crankshaft, and a power transfer arrangement is disposed oppositely to the engine with respect to the engine clutch and operationally couples the engine clutch to the input shaft so as to transmit engine output to the transmission. The transmission, engine clutch and power transfer arrangement are independently accommodated in separate chambers of a single unit powertrain case. The transmission chamber and the power transfer chamber are connected to each other by an oil passage through which the input shaft extends from the transmission to the power transfer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 1994
    Date of Patent: November 21, 1995
    Assignee: Mazda Motor Corporation
    Inventors: Osamu Kameda, Hitoshi Akutagawa, Junichi Okita, Ichiro Hirose
  • Patent number: 5413014
    Abstract: In a construction of a vehicle power train in which a crankshaft of an engine and a shaft of a transmission are arranged in a car-width direction and a differential is disposed near the transmission, a power transmission element composing a part of a power transmission passage from the engine to a drive wheel is reinforced. An extension part extending to the cylinder block side of the engine is provided with respect to a bearing part of a back idle gear of the transmission provided at a cylinder block upper of the engine, and an extreme end of the extension part is connected to a rear side part of the cylinder block upper. The bearing part of a front-wheel differential is arranged so as to contact to a side of the bearing part of the back idle gear. Accordingly, rigidity of the power train is enhanced and an open/close mode movement caused between the engine and the transmission is prevented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 1993
    Date of Patent: May 9, 1995
    Assignee: Mazda Motor Corporation
    Inventors: Osamu Kameda, Junichi Okita, Sakumi Hasetoh, Ichiro Hirose, Yoshimichi Tanaka
  • Patent number: 5309789
    Abstract: An automobile powertrain has at least an engine placed in an engine room and oriented so that its crankshaft is directed transversely, and a transmission placed in the engine room behind the engine. The transmission has input and output shafts arranged coaxially with each other and directed parallel to the crankshaft of the engine. An engine clutch is directly connected to the crankshaft, and a power transfer arrangement is disposed oppositely to the engine with respect to the engine clutch and operationally couples the engine clutch to the input shaft so as to transmit engine output to the transmission. The transmission, engine clutch and power transfer arrangement are independently accommodated in separate chambers of a single unit powertrain case. The transmission chamber and the power transfer chamber are connected to each other by an oil passage through which the input shaft extends from the transmission to the power transfer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 1992
    Date of Patent: May 10, 1994
    Assignee: Mazda Motor Corporation
    Inventors: Osamu Kameda, Hitoshi Akutagawa, Junichi Okita, Ichiro Hirose
  • Patent number: 5305848
    Abstract: An automotive powertrain has an engine placed within an engine compartment and oriented so that its crankshaft is directed transversely. The powertrain also has an automatic transmission placed in the engine compartment behind the engine, and a torque converter operationally coupled to the crankshaft and input shaft of the transmission. Input and are output shafts of the transmission are arranged coaxially with each other and are directed parallel to the crankshaft of the engine. A hydraulic control valve body, through which controlled hydraulic pressure is applied to the transmission so as to shift the transmission, is placed in a space defined below a horizontal plane including a top end of the transmission and behind a vertical plane including an axis of rotation of the crankshaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 1992
    Date of Patent: April 26, 1994
    Assignee: Mazda Motor Corporation
    Inventors: Hitoshi Akutagawa, Junichi Okita, Osamu Kameda, Sakumi Hasetoh, Yoshimichi Tanaka
  • Patent number: 5251720
    Abstract: A powertrain includes an engine and a transmission and has a center inertial axis extending in a transverse direction of the vehicle body. The powertrain is mounted on the vehicle body for inertial movement about the center inertial axis by a pair of elastic mountings, disposed on opposite sides of the powertrain and not below the inertial axis. Another elastic mounting is disposed behind the powertrain. An exhaust pipe assembly, extending rearwardly and down behind the powertrain from the engine, is flexibly supported by a retainer connected, either directly or through the other elastic mounting, to the powertrain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 1992
    Date of Patent: October 12, 1993
    Assignee: Mazda Motor Corporation
    Inventors: Sakumi Hasetoh, Osamu Kameda, Junichi Okita, Ichiro Hirose, Yoshimichi Tanaka, Akie Kondo, Hitoshi Akutagawa
  • Patent number: 5231894
    Abstract: An engine unit includes an engine and a power train having a transmission and the engine unit is mounted sideways on a vehicle body with the power train positioned rearward of the engine. The engine and the power train are housed in a single engine housing and an oil pan common to the engine and the power train is mounted on the lower side of the engine housing below the engine and the power train. The length of the oil pan in the transverse direction of the vehicle body is smaller than the engine housing and auxiliary mechanisms are disposed in the space on one side of the oil pan and below the engine housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 1992
    Date of Patent: August 3, 1993
    Assignee: Mazda Motor Corporation
    Inventors: Junichi Okita, Osamu Kameda, Sakumi Hasetoh, Ichiro Hirose, Yoshimichi Tanaka, Hitoshi Akutagawa
  • Patent number: 5230401
    Abstract: A power train includes a transmission having transmission shafts, with axes of rotation parallel to a crankshaft of an engine. The transmission shafts extend in a transverse direction of a vehicle. A drive axle is connected to drive wheels of the vehicle , and a drive axle differential differentially drives the drive wheels through the drive axle. A center differential is provided to differentially drive the front and rear drive wheels. The drive axle has an axis of rotation placed below and parallel to the axis of rotation of the transmission shafts. The drive axle differential and center differential are disposed side by side in the transverse direction of the vehicle body on, and in alignment with, the axis of rotation of the drive axle. The drive axle differential is located closely adjacent to the transmission in the transverse direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 1991
    Date of Patent: July 27, 1993
    Assignee: Mazda Motor Corporation
    Inventors: Osamu Kameda, Ichiro Hirose, Junichi Okita, Sakumi Hasetoh, Hitoshi Akutagawa
  • Patent number: 5222573
    Abstract: An automobile powertrain has an engine disposed in an engine room and oriented so that its a crankshaft is directed transversely. A transmission is placed in the engine room behind the engine and has an output shaft directed parallel to the crankshaft. A propeller shaft extends in a lengthwise direction of the vehicle body, and a power coupling gear train operationally couples the output shaft of the transmission to the propeller shaft. The axis of rotation of the crankshaft is positioned in front of the center axes of the front axles, and the power coupling gear train is positioned above a steering rack and/or a cross member by which the steering rack is supported.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 1992
    Date of Patent: June 29, 1993
    Assignee: Mazda Motor Corporation
    Inventors: Osamu Kameda, Yoshimichi Tanaka, Junichi Okita, Sakumi Hasetoh
  • Patent number: 5195479
    Abstract: A drive shaft for driving supplemental apparatuses is disposed in or penetrates an oil pan disposed under an engine in order to provide a compact supplemental apparatus layout or arrangement. In the oil pan, a supplemental apparatus drive unit, including the drive shaft, an idle gear meshing with an output gear fixed on an engine crankshaft, and a chain for transmitting drive power from the idle gear to the drive shaft, is supported, and is simultaneously assembled so as to be linked with the idle gear and the output gear when the oil pan is assembled to the engine. The output gear is preferably fixed on the inner side of an endmost journal of the crankshaft to reduce vibrations from the crankshaft. Moreover, providing a damper associated with the output gear fixed to the crankshaft reduces the vibrations from the crankshaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 1992
    Date of Patent: March 23, 1993
    Assignee: Mazda Motor Corporation
    Inventors: Sakumi Hasetoh, Osamu Kameda, Hitoshi Akutagawa, Junichi Okita, Yoshimichi Tanaka
  • Patent number: 5186078
    Abstract: An engine unit includes an engine and a power train which are disposed in parallel to each other. The power train includes a transmission and a differential. The engine and the power train are housed in one engine housing formed of upper and lower parts which are mated with each other along respective mated surfaces. Upper halves of bearings for the crankshaft and upper halves of bearings for a rotational shaft of the power train are formed in the mating surface of the upper part of the engine housing and lower halves of bearings for the crankshaft and lower halves of bearings for said rotational shaft of the power train are formed in the mating surface of the lower part of the engine housing. The upper part of the engine housing is formed integrally with the cylinder block of the engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 1992
    Date of Patent: February 16, 1993
    Assignee: Mazda Motor Corporation
    Inventors: Osamu Kameda, Hitoshi Akutagawa, Sakumi Hasetoh, Junichi Okita, Ichiro Hirose
  • Patent number: 5040494
    Abstract: A cooling apparatus for a V-type internal combustion engine has a water pump disposed at a central portion of a front end surface of an engine cylinder block. A cooling water inlet passage, provided between the radiator and water pump for introducing cooling water into the water pump, includes an external pipe extending along the front end of the engine cylinder block and turning into a V-shaped space defined by and between elongated first and second cylinder banks set at an angle relative to each other and an internal passageway formed in the cylinder block. The internal passageway has one end communicated with the water pump and its other end opening to the bottom of the V-shaped space and connected to the external pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 1990
    Date of Patent: August 20, 1991
    Assignee: Mazda Motor Corporation
    Inventors: Junichi Okita, Ryoji Abe, Masakazu Tokuyama
  • Patent number: 5022354
    Abstract: A cooling system for a V-type engine includes a radiator, having inlet and outlet conduits extending between the radiator and the engine, which cools coolant introduced therein through the inlet conduit, and a water pump with an inlet port, disposed between the engine body and the radiator, which circulates the coolant, leaving the radiator through the outlet conduit, through the engine body. Between the radiator and water pump, the cooling system is provided with a bypass passage, which communicates a passage, connecting both of the outlet ports to the inlet conduit, with a downstream part of the outlet conduit where a thermostat is installed, and a suction passage which communicates the inlet port of the water pump with the downstream part of the outlet conduit by a suction passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 1990
    Date of Patent: June 11, 1991
    Assignee: Mazda Motor Corporation
    Inventors: Junichi Okita, Toshikazu Kurokawa
  • Patent number: 5009205
    Abstract: A crankshaft supporting device for a multi-cylinder engine including a plurality of bulkheads provided in a cylinder block of the engine to be arranged along an axis of the crankshaft, disposed in a lower part of the cylinder block. A bearing cap member has a plurality of bearing cap portions each coupled with a lower end of one of the bulkheads so as to constitute a bearing portion for supporting the crankshaft in conjunction with the bulkhead, and a pair of beam portions extending along the axis of the crankshaft to interconnect therethrough two adjacent bearing cap portions. A reinforcement member has a side wall portion which is coupled with a skirt portion of the cylinder block, and a plurality of bolt seats are located underneath the beam portion of the bearing cap member. A plurality of ribs interconnect at least one of the bolt seats and at least one of the side wall portions. A plurality of bolts fasten the beam portions with the bolt seats.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 1989
    Date of Patent: April 23, 1991
    Assignee: Mazda Motor Corporation
    Inventors: Ryoji Abe, Junichi Okita, Katsunobu Miyagoshi, Kouichi Hashiyama
  • Patent number: 4993370
    Abstract: A valve driving mechanism includes a pair of cam shafts for driving either an intake valve or an exhaust valve, and a power transmitting device provided on said first cam shaft for driving the cam shafts. A phase varying device of annular configuration is provided between the cam shaft and the power transmitting device for varying a relative rotation phase between the cam shaft and the power transmitting device so that a compact valve timing control can be provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 1989
    Date of Patent: February 19, 1991
    Assignee: Mazda Motor Corporation
    Inventors: Kouichi Hashiyama, Junichi Okita, Kouichi Hatamura, Ryoji Abe, Noriyuki Iwata