Patents by Inventor Kazuo Okada

Kazuo Okada 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: 10906380
    Abstract: An evaporator with a cold storage function includes: a plurality of refrigerant tubes which have refrigerant flow paths and which are disposed in parallel with an interval therebetween; and a cold storage material container sandwiched and bonded between adjacent refrigerant tubes among a plurality of the refrigerant tubes and to be filled with a cold storage material, wherein the cold storage material container is formed by superimposing a pair of cold storage plates, each of which includes accommodating concavities to be filled with the cold storage material, and a plurality of convexities are formed with an interval therebetween in standing walls of the accommodating concavities of each of the cold storage plates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: MARELLI CABIN COMFORT JAPAN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takehito Okada, Sachio Koyama, Takaya Arimoto, Yoshinori Ishida, Kazuo Nakajo
  • Patent number: 10839648
    Abstract: A gaming machine having a display that displays a determined screen including a character, during execution of a game, a touch panel sensor, disposed above the display, that is capable of detecting the contact position, the position of the character contacted by a player, and a CPU that determines the contact position of the character as well as the contact mode, and that displays an image on the display, that is changed based on the result of this determination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Universal Entertainment Corporation (nee Aruze Corporation)
    Inventors: Kazuo Okada, Hirobumi Toyoda
  • Publication number: 20200332861
    Abstract: Provided is a reduction gear comprising a bearing state detection device capable of detecting the state of a rolling bearing that rotates integrally with an output shaft and an output gear during power transmission. The bearing state detection device comprises: a plurality of displacement sensors (1, 2, 11, 12), which are disposed in mutually differing positions at the sides of output gears (26, 27) having helical threads (35a, 37a) formed in the outer peripheral surfaces, and which detect the amount of axial displacement of the side surfaces of the output gears; and a processing unit (5), which determines the amount of tilt of the gears (26, 27) on the basis of the amount of displacement detected by the plurality of displacement sensors (1, 2, 11, 12) during rotation of the output gears (26, 27) when the output gears are linked to an output shaft (25) by a linking mechanism (32).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2018
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA KOBE SEIKO SHO (KOBE STEEL, LTD.)
    Inventors: Toru OKADA, Kazuo YAMAGUCHI, Keita KANAI
  • Patent number: 10741983
    Abstract: An L-shaped coaxial connector having a coaxial cable includes a coaxial cable including a central conductor portion and an external conductor portion disposed around the central conductor portion and a center conductor portion, an internal terminal connected to the central conductor portion, an external terminal connected to the external conductor portion, and an insulating member disposed between the internal and external terminals. The external terminal includes a cylindrical portion surrounding the first terminal portion and extending in a cylindrical shape in a direction intersecting an axial direction of the coaxial cable. The internal terminal includes a male type first terminal portion having a cylindrical shape and extending in the direction intersecting the axial direction, and a second terminal portion extending to connect from the first terminal portion to the central conductor portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yukihiro Kitaichi, Aoi Tanaka, Kenichi Takada, Fumio Mizuki, Kazuo Shima, Daisuke Okada
  • Publication number: 20200246985
    Abstract: A state monitoring system for monitoring a state of a robot configured to perform work on a workpiece executes: a step of obtaining state data from a sensor and deriving a deterioration index parameter based on the obtained state data; a step of determining whether or not the deterioration index parameter is greater than a first threshold that is preset to a level lower than a level at which corrective maintenance is required; a step of further determining whether or not a frequency of having determined that the deterioration index parameter is greater than the first threshold is greater than a preset frequency threshold; and a step of suppressing an operation of the robot without stopping the robot if it is determined that the frequency is greater than the frequency threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2018
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Applicant: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masaya YOSHIDA, Hiroyuki OKADA, Kazuo FUJIMORI
  • Publication number: 20200126894
    Abstract: A method for making an integrated passive device (IPD) die includes grinding a backside of a semiconductor substrate to reduce a thickness of a central portion of the semiconductor substrate while leaving a mechanical support ring on an outer portion of the substrate, and forming a through-substrate via (TSV) from the backside of the substrate. The TSV defines interconnect access to at least one passive component embedded in an insulator material disposed on a front surface of the semiconductor substrate. The substrate has a thickness less than three-quarters of an original thickness of the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2019
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Applicant: SEMICONDUCTOR COMPONENTS INDUSTRIES, LLC
    Inventors: Takashi NOMA, Hideyuki INOTSUME, Kazuo OKADA
  • Publication number: 20200099180
    Abstract: An L-shaped coaxial connector having a coaxial cable includes a coaxial cable including a central conductor portion and an external conductor portion disposed around the central conductor portion and a center conductor portion, an internal terminal connected to the central conductor portion, an external terminal connected to the external conductor portion, and an insulating member disposed between the internal and external terminals. The external terminal includes a cylindrical portion surrounding the first terminal portion and extending in a cylindrical shape in a direction intersecting an axial direction of the coaxial cable. The internal terminal includes a male type first terminal portion having a cylindrical shape and extending in the direction intersecting the axial direction, and a second terminal portion extending to connect from the first terminal portion to the central conductor portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2019
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Applicant: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yukihiro KITAICHI, Aoi TANAKA, Kenichi TAKADA, Fumio MIZUKI, Kazuo SHIMA, Daisuke OKADA
  • Patent number: 10535585
    Abstract: In one general aspect, an integrated passive device (IPD) die includes at least one passive component that is embedded in an insulator material disposed on a front surface of a substrate. The IPD die includes a through-substrate via (TSV) extending from the backside of the substrate toward the front surface of the substrate. The TSV defines interconnect access to at least one passive component embedded in the insulator material disposed on the front surface of the substrate. The substrate has a thickness less than three-quarters of an original thickness of the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Semiconductor Components Industries, LLC
    Inventors: Takashi Noma, Hideyuki Inotsume, Kazuo Okada
  • Patent number: 10456200
    Abstract: The position of a metal marker 5 relative to an optical fiber 6 is fixed, and the metal marker 5 can be moved up close to a target site such as a thrombus. It is preferable that the position, in an optical fiber longitudinal direction, of a front-end face of the optical fiber 6 is coincident with the position, in an optical fiber longitudinal direction, of a front-end face of the metal marker 5. More specifically, since the distance between the target site and the front end of the optical fiber 6 is known by radiography, it becomes unnecessary to use a large quantity of contrast agent and irradiate a laser beam depending on skill and intuition, and therefore an effective laser beam irradiation becomes possible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignees: HAMAMATSU PHOTONICS K.K.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Okada, Teiji Nakayama, Kazuo Umemura, Daisuke Yamashita, Yutaka Yamashita, Katsuhiro Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20190294138
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a tool system allowing a tool to be controlled on a work object basis before the work is started. A tool system includes a portable tool and an identification unit. The tool includes a driving unit to operate with power supplied from a battery pack. The identification unit identifies, by a contactless method, a current work object, to which the tool is set in place, out of a plurality of work objects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Applicants: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD., PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuo DOBASHI, Yukio OKADA
  • Publication number: 20190267344
    Abstract: Implementations of semiconductor devices may include a die having a first side and a second side, a contact pad coupled to the first side of the die, and a metal layer coupled to the second side of the die. A thickness of the die may be no more than four times a thickness of the metal layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2018
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Applicant: SEMICONDUCTOR COMPONENTS INDUSTRIES, LLC
    Inventors: Michael J. SEDDON, Takashi NOMA, Kazuo OKADA, Hideaki YOSHIMI, Naoyuki YOMODA, Yusheng LIN
  • Publication number: 20190172316
    Abstract: A gaming machine having a display that displays a determined screen including a character, during execution of a game, a touch panel sensor, disposed above the display, that is capable of detecting the contact position, the position of the character contacted by a player, and a CPU that determines the contact position of the character as well as the contact mode, and that displays an image on the display, that is changed based on the result of this determination.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2019
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Inventors: Kazuo OKADA, Hirobumi TOYODA
  • Patent number: 10242533
    Abstract: A gaming machine having a display that displays a determined screen including a character, during execution of a game, a touch panel sensor, disposed above the display, that is capable of detecting the contact position, the position of the character contacted by a player, and a CPU that determines the contact position of the character as well as the contact mode, and that displays an image on the display, that is changed based on the result of this determination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Universal Entertainment Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuo Okada, Hirobumi Toyoda
  • Publication number: 20190067164
    Abstract: In one general aspect, an integrated passive device (IPD) die includes at least one passive component that is embedded in an insulator material disposed on a front surface of a substrate. The IPD die includes a through-substrate via (TSV) extending from the backside of the substrate toward the front surface of the substrate. The TSV defines interconnect access to at least one passive component embedded in the insulator material disposed on the front surface of the substrate. The substrate has a thickness less than three-quarters of an original thickness of the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2017
    Publication date: February 28, 2019
    Applicant: SEMICONDUCTOR COMPONENTS INDUSTRIES, LLC
    Inventors: Takashi NOMA, Hideyuki INOTSUME, Kazuo OKADA
  • Patent number: 10134230
    Abstract: The present application provides a game playing information integration system which is capable of objectively performing selection and/or settings according to preference of a player, particularly fixed customers, and thereby capable of effectively introducing a gaming machine to invoke demands of players as users and managers of gaming facilities in a well-balanced manner from a result obtained by logically analyzing the gaming machine. (a) Game playing period at one time of each player in gaming machine unit, (b) change in balance over time of player in a game playing period, (c) operation time of the gaming machine unit, and (d) data relating to profit of a shop side by the gaming machine are generated, the degree of satisfaction of player is computed based on (a) and (b), and the degree of satisfaction of a shop side is computed based on (c) and (d).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignees: Universal Entertainment Corporation, Aruze Gaming America, Inc.
    Inventors: Kazuo Okada, Kengo Takeda
  • Patent number: 9928684
    Abstract: The present application provides a game playing information integration system which is capable of objectively performing selection and/or settings according to preference of a player, particularly fixed customers, and thereby capable of effectively introducing a gaming machine to invoke demands of players as users and managers of gaming facilities in a well-balanced manner from a result obtained by logically analyzing the gaming machine. (a) Game playing period at one time of each player in gaming machine unit, (b) change in balance over time of player in a game playing period, (c) operation time of the gaming machine unit, and (d) data relating to profit of a shop side by the gaming machine are generated, the degree of satisfaction of player is computed based on (a) and (b), and the degree of satisfaction of a shop side is computed based on (c) and (d).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignees: Universal Entertainment Corporation, Aruze Gaming America, Inc.
    Inventors: Kazuo Okada, Kengo Takeda
  • Patent number: 9881463
    Abstract: Provided is a gaming machine which does not bore the player through reel actions until completion of rearrangement of symbols. Under the condition where predetermined symbols are aligned on a payline when the symbols of a first scroll line of at least one of a plurality of scroll lines are being scrolled and symbols on the remaining second scroll lines are stopped, the gaming machine changes scrolling motion of symbols of the first scroll line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignees: Universal Entertainment Corporation, Aruze Gaming America, Inc.
    Inventors: Masumi Fujisawa, Kenta Kitamura, Susumu Mio, Hidekazu Suzuki, Kazuo Okada
  • Patent number: 9865131
    Abstract: Provided is a gaming machine that can offer various play patterns and payout patterns without giving the player distrust or uncomfortableness. Upon establishment of a bonus trigger, a main CPU conducts a jackpot challenge lottery; if a jackpot is drawn, conducts another lottery to select either one of the prizes, Credit or Jackpot+Credit; if the prize Credit is drawn, pays out a determined amount to be credited; if the prize Jackpot+Credit is drawn, conducts another lottery for a jackpot prize, and pays out the amount corresponding to the drawn prize and the amount to be credited.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignees: UNIVERSAL ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION, ARUZE GAMING AMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: Masumi Fujisawa, Kenta Kitamura, Kensaku Yoshikawa, Susumu Mio, Kazuo Okada
  • Patent number: 9852577
    Abstract: A peripheral device (sandwiched device) to be installed adjacent to a gaming machine, including an imaging unit (CCD camera) configured to image a player who is playing a game with the gaming machine and output face image data for identifying the face of the player obtained by imaging, and a CPU configured to: obtain information about a game the player played with the gaming machine; determine whether or not an illegality condition is met based on the obtained information about the game; and set whether or not to activate the imaging unit based on the determination result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: UNIVERSAL ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kazuo Okada
  • Patent number: 9773368
    Abstract: To provide a gaming machine which holds a player's attention until symbols are rearranged by reel actions. The operation of the scroll of symbols of a first scroll line is changed under a condition that predetermined symbols are arranged on a pay line in a state where symbols of at least one first scroll line among a plurality of scroll lines are scrolled and symbols of remaining second scroll lines are stopped.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignees: UNIVERSAL ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION, ARUZE GAMING AMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: Jun Hirato, Motomichi Sato, Kenta Kitamura, Kazuo Okada