Patents by Inventor Kazuhiro Shoji

Kazuhiro Shoji 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: 10414153
    Abstract: Force for biasing a roller member is changed according to the contact state of first and second plate-like bodies during the travel of the roller member. By that, the pressing force per unit area given from the second plate-like body to the first plate-like body during travel is suppressed. An object to be transferred is satisfactorily transferred despite a change in the contact state of the plate-like bodies during the travel of the roller member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: SCREEN Holdings Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Itsuki Kajino, Mikio Masuichi, Hiroyuki Ueno, Kazuhiro Shoji
  • Publication number: 20180071771
    Abstract: A first movable body is provided movably in a separation direction and a first engaging member is provided for each suction unit. When the first movable body is moved in the separation direction, the plurality of first engaging members are respectively engaged with the first movable body in the same sequence as an array sequence of the suction units. Thereafter, the suction units are moved in the separation direction together with the first movable body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2017
    Publication date: March 15, 2018
    Inventors: Itsuki KAJINO, Miyoshi UENO, Mikio MASUICHI, Hiroyuki UENO, Kazuhiro SHOJI
  • Publication number: 20180029353
    Abstract: Force for biasing a roller member is changed according to the contact state of first and second plate-like bodies during the travel of the roller member. By that, the pressing force per unit area given from the second plate-like body to the first plate-like body during travel is suppressed. An object to be transferred is satisfactorily transferred despite a change in the contact state of the plate-like bodies during the travel of the roller member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2017
    Publication date: February 1, 2018
    Inventors: Itsuki KAJINO, Mikio MASUICHI, Hiroyuki UENO, Kazuhiro SHOJI
  • Publication number: 20170173939
    Abstract: It is aimed to provide a technique enabling a roller member to press a plate body with a uniform and stable pressing force. A transfer roller 431 configured to come into contact with a blanket BL and press the blanket BL against a substrate SB is rotatably supported by a pair of supports 430 on opposite end parts thereof. Supporting angles 4334 configured to support a rotary shaft of the transfer roller 431 are supported movably upward and downward by linear guides 4332, 4333 and biased upwardly by biasing portions 434. Displacements of the supporting angles 4334 by biasing forces are restrained at a predetermined height by stoppers 435, and the posture of the transfer roller 431 (inclination of the rotary shaft) when the transfer roller 431 approaches the blanket BL from below is controlled. Restraint by the stoppers 435 is released when the blanket BL is pressed against the substrate SB and a constant pressing force is applied to the blanket BL by the biasing forces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2016
    Publication date: June 22, 2017
    Inventors: Itsuki KAJINO, Kazuhiro SHOJI, Mikio MASUICHI
  • Publication number: 20170173940
    Abstract: It is aimed to suppress the influence of a positional deviation occurring in bringing two plate bodies aligned in advance into contact in a transfer apparatus for bringing two plate bodies into contact by pressing by a roller member. Alignment mechanisms 71 are mounted on a main frame 10 and an alignment stage 36 is mounted on the alignment mechanisms 71. A lower stage block 3, a transfer roller block 4 and a roller travel driver 5 are placed via a detachable stage 37 on the alignment stage 36. A positional relationship between a blanket BL held on a lower stage 31 and a transfer roller 431 for pushing up the blanket BL does not vary by an alignment adjustment. Thus, the influence of a positional deviation, a magnitude of which changes according to the amount of deflection of the blanket BL, can be suppressed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2016
    Publication date: June 22, 2017
    Inventors: Kazuhiro SHOJI, Itsuki KAJINO, Mikio MASUICHI
  • Patent number: 9659688
    Abstract: Provided is a harness protector, wherein a wire harness can easily be formed into a planar shape (with an oblate cross section), and maintained in that state. The harness protector is provided with: a protector body further provided with a roughly tabular-shaped bottom-plate section onto which a wire harness is to be placed, and a holding plate section that is integrally formed on one side of the bottom-plate section in pivotable state, and crushes the wire harness into an oblate cross-section shape, along with the bottom-plate section; and tying bands that anchor the holding plate section onto the bottom-plate section, in a state of having the holding plate section crushing the wire harness into an oblate cross-section shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Atsuyoshi Yamaguchi, Kazuhiro Shoji
  • Publication number: 20140290839
    Abstract: A transfer apparatus includes a plurality of holders respectively coming into contact with a carrier and a roller member. Each of the holders is sequentially separated from the carrier in accordance with a movement of the roller member, moves to a retracted position where the holder does not interfere with the roller member, comes into contact with the other surface of the carrier again after the passage of the roller member, and moves in the direction away from the carrier while sucking the carrier by the suction unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: DAINIPPON SCREEN MFG. CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yayoi SHIBAFUJI, Masafumi KAWAGOE, Mikio MASUICHI, Hiroyuki UENO, Kazuhiro SHOJI, Miyoshi UENO
  • Publication number: 20140210133
    Abstract: A pattern forming apparatus comprises: a first holder which holds a blanket carrying a pattern forming material on one surface in a horizontal posture with a carrying surface for the pattern forming material faced up; a second holder which holds a plate for patterning the pattern forming material or a substrate, to which a pattern is transferred, as a processing object such that the processing object is proximate to and facing the carrying surface of the blanket held on the first holder; and a push-up unit which partially pushes up an effective area in a central part of the blanket from a lower surface side of the blanket to bring the effective area into contact with the processing object held on the second holder and moves along the lower surface of the blanket to change a push-up position of the blanket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2014
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Applicant: DAINIPPON SCREEN MFG. CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masafumi KAWAGOE, Mikio MASUICHI, Hiroyuki UENO, Kazuhiro SHOJI, Yayoi SHIBAFUJI, Miyoshi UENO
  • Publication number: 20140209250
    Abstract: In a detaching apparatus, a detachment starter bends one end part of a first plate-like body into a cylindrical or prismatic surface in a direction opposite to a second plate-like body, thereby forming a single and straight boundary line between an adhering region and a detached region. A separator increases a distance between a first holder holding the first plate-like body and a second holder holding the second plate-like body to separate the first and second plate-like bodies.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2014
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Applicant: DAINIPPON SCREEN MFG. CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masafumi KAWAGOE, Kazuhiro SHOJI, Yayoi SHIBAFUJI, Mikio MASUICHI, Hiroyuki UENO, Miyoshi UENO, Kazutaka TANIGUCHI
  • Patent number: 8716894
    Abstract: It is an object to provide a circuit for equalizing voltages of energy storage cells, with less number of element and simpler circuit configuration than ever before. A plurality of field-effect transistors are arranged such that each of a plurality of parallel circuits formed, in one of connection states attained by switching of the switches, by connecting in parallel energy storage cells to perform mutual charging and discharging, includes a field-effect transistor adapted to avoid blocking a current having one of opposite polarities in the each of the plurality of parallel circuits, and a field-effect transistor adapted to avoid blocking a current having the other polarity in the each of the plurality of parallel circuits. This makes it possible to perform a voltage equalization operation using a small number of transistors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignees: Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, Japan Capacitor Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masatoshi Uno, Akio Kukita, Kazushige Ito, Tsutomu Sekido, Kaoru Nagata, Kazuhiro Shoji
  • Publication number: 20130118777
    Abstract: Provided is a harness protector, wherein a wire harness can easily be formed into a planar shape (with an oblate cross section), and maintained in that state. The harness protector is provided with: a protector body further provided with a roughly tabular-shaped bottom-plate section onto which a wire harness is to be placed, and a holding plate section that is integrally formed on one side of the bottom-plate section in pivotable state, and crushes the wire harness into an oblate cross-section shape, along with the bottom-plate section; and tying bands that anchor the holding plate section onto the bottom-plate section, in a state of having the holding plate section crushing the wire harness into an oblate cross-section shape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2011
    Publication date: May 16, 2013
    Applicant: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Atsuyoshi Yamaguchi, Kazuhiro Shoji
  • Publication number: 20120286578
    Abstract: [Object] It is an object to provide a circuit for equalizing voltages of energy storage cells, with less number of element and simpler circuit configuration than ever before. [Solution] A plurality of field-effect transistors are arranged such that each of a plurality of parallel circuits formed, in one of connection states attained by switching of the switches, by connecting in parallel energy storage cells to perform mutual charging and discharging, includes a field-effect transistor adapted to avoid blocking a current having one of opposite polarities in the each of the plurality of parallel circuits, and a field-effect transistor adapted to avoid blocking a current having the other polarity in the each of the plurality of parallel circuits. This makes it possible to perform a voltage equalization operation using a small number of transistors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2011
    Publication date: November 15, 2012
    Inventors: Masatoshi UNO, Akio Kukita, Kazushige Ito, Tsutomu Sekido, Kaoru Nagata, Kazuhiro Shoji
  • Publication number: 20120261527
    Abstract: The wire harness installing structure has a wire harness, which includes a cylindrical protection sheath that holds a plurality of wires in a bundled state, wired across two structures, by making the wire harness stride over a movable linking part that links the two structures in a pivotable state. A movable part wiring section of the wire harness, which is to be installed for a prescribed length section that strides over the movable linking part, includes a non bundled part in which the protection sheath is peeled off to make each of the wires therein movable; and a stretchable protective member that covers the outer circumference of the non bundled part so as not to restrict a movable state of each of the wires.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2011
    Publication date: October 18, 2012
    Applicant: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Atsuyoshi Yamaguchi, Kazuhiro Shoji