Patents by Inventor Ken Yamauchi

Ken Yamauchi 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: 10315300
    Abstract: A dust collection device, that collects dust particles generated by an impact tool, has a feature that enables the attachment of the device to the impact tool, which is not provided with an attachment section for the device. The dust collection device has a tool body and an auxiliary handle, attached removably to the tool body, and is attached to an electric hammer that, in the lengthwise direction, linearly operates a tool bit mounted to the tip region of the tool body, and collects dust generated by the electric hammer. The dust collection device has: a dust collection unit that has a dust intake port at the tip; a dust collection hose, connected to the dust collection unit, for transferring dust to the downstream side; and a hose-holding unit that holds the dust collection hose. The hose-holding unit can be attached to and removed from the auxiliary handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: MAKITA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroki Ikuta, Ken Yamauchi, Takamasa Hanai, Masao Miwa, Tomohiro Ukai, Shusaku Wakatsuki, Akihiro Ito
  • Patent number: 10144110
    Abstract: A power tool for driving an accessary removably held between first and second clamp parts includes a first shaft having the first clamp part, a second shaft for moving the second clamp part, a holding member movable relative to the second shaft, a moving member for moving the holding member, and a biasing member for biasing the moving member. The second shaft is disposed inside the first shaft. The holding member enables the second clamp part and the first clamp part to hold the tool accessary therebetween in a first position, and disables the second clamp part and the first clamp part from holding the tool accessary in a second position. The moving member moves the holding member from the first position to the second position, and the biasing member biases the moving member when the holding member is located in the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: MAKITA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masanori Furusawa, Ken Yamauchi
  • Publication number: 20170080545
    Abstract: A power tool for driving an accessary removably held between first and second clamp parts includes a first shaft having the first clamp part, a second shaft for moving the second clamp part, a holding member movable relative to the second shaft, a moving member for moving the holding member, and a biasing member for biasing the moving member. The second shaft is disposed inside the first shaft. The holding member enables the second clamp part and the first clamp part to hold the tool accessary therebetween in a first position, and disables the second clamp part and the first clamp part from holding the tool accessary in a second position. The moving member moves the holding member from the first position to the second position, and the biasing member biases the moving member when the holding member is located in the second position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2016
    Publication date: March 23, 2017
    Inventors: Masanori FURUSAWA, Ken YAMAUCHI
  • Patent number: 9545699
    Abstract: A power tool includes a spindle and a clamp shaft, and drives a tool accessory clamped by an outer flange and a clamp head. A ball or a grooved clamping element is configured to hold the clamp shaft against the spindle in a fixed manner. A holding element holds and moves the ball or grooved clamping element. A coil spring biases the holding element. The ball or grooved clamping element is movable between a first position where it holds the clamp shaft and a second position where it does not hold the clamp shaft. The holding element is capable of moving the ball or the grooved clamping element from the first position to the second position. The coil spring biases the holding element and prevents movement of the holding element when the ball or the grooved clamping element is located in the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Assignee: MAKITA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masanori Furusawa, Ken Yamauchi
  • Patent number: 9440344
    Abstract: A dust collection device, that collects dust particles generated by an impact tool, has a feature that enables the attachment of the device to the impact tool, which is not provided with an attachment section for the device. The dust collection device has a tool body and an auxiliary handle, attached removably to the tool body, and is attached to an electric hammer that, in the lengthwise direction, linearly operates a tool bit mounted to the tip region of the tool body, and collects dust generated by the electric hammer. The dust collection device has: a dust collection unit that has a dust intake port at the tip; a dust collection hose, connected to the dust collection unit, for transferring dust to the downstream side; and a hose-holding unit that holds the dust collection hose. The hose-holding unit can be attached to and removed from the auxiliary handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: MAKITA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroki Ikuta, Ken Yamauchi, Takamasa Hanai, Masao Miwa, Tomohiro Ukai, Shusaku Wakatsuki, Akihiro Ito
  • Publication number: 20160250740
    Abstract: A dust collection device, that collects dust particles generated by an impact tool, has a feature that enables the attachment of the device to the impact tool, which is not provided with an attachment section for the device. The dust collection device has a tool body and an auxiliary handle, attached removably to the tool body, and is attached to an electric hammer that, in the lengthwise direction, linearly operates a tool bit mounted to the tip region of the tool body, and collects dust generated by the electric hammer. The dust collection device has: a dust collection unit that has a dust intake port at the tip; a dust collection hose, connected to the dust collection unit, for transferring dust to the downstream side; and a hose-holding unit that holds the dust collection hose. The hose-holding unit can be attached to and removed from the auxiliary handle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2016
    Publication date: September 1, 2016
    Applicant: MAKITA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroki IKUTA, Ken YAMAUCHI, Takamasa HANAI, Masao MIWA, Tomohiro UKAI, Shusaku WAKATSUKI, Akihiro ITO
  • Patent number: 9314913
    Abstract: In a dust collection device that collects dust particles that an impact tool generates, disclosed is a feature that can accommodate the lengths of tool bits that are mounted to the impact tool when a machining operation is executed by exchanging tool bits of different lengths. The dust collection device collects dust that the impact tool generates and is attached to said impact tool that, in the lengthwise direction, linearly operates the tool bit mounted to the end region of a tool body. The dust collection device has a dust intake port that sucks dust, and said dust intake port can be repositioned in the lengthwise direction of the tool bit in accordance with the length in the lengthwise direction of said tool bit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: MAKITA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroki Ikuta, Ken Yamauchi, Takamasa Hanai, Yoshitaka Machida, Masanori Higashi, Tatsuo Nakashima, Yoshinori Sasaki
  • Patent number: 9302363
    Abstract: Disclosed is a feature that collects dust particles that arise from a processing operation of an impact tool. The dust collection device collects dust that arises from of a processing operation and is attached to the impact tool that performs a pre-determined processing operation on a processed member by way of a tool bit mounted to the tip region of the tool body being linearly operated at least in the lengthwise direction. The dust collection device has a dust collection unit of which the tip opens as a dust intake port and the contour shape is formed unevenly around the long axis of the tool bit. The position of the dust collection unit is freely selected around the long axis of the tool bit, and it is possible to cause the position to change around the long axis of the bit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: MAKITA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroki Ikuta, Ken Yamauchi, Takamasa Hanai, Masao Miwa, Tomohiro Ukai, Shusaku Wakatsuki, Akihiro Ito
  • Patent number: 9199353
    Abstract: An effective technique is provided for rationally clamping and holding various kinds of tool bits which can be selectively replaced with each other and attached to the driving shaft, in a power tool The power tool includes a driving shaft 125 for driving a tool bit 109A or 109B which is arbitrarily selected from various kinds of tool bits, a first clamping element 133 provided on the driving shaft 125 and a second clamping element 135A, 135B provided separately from the driving shaft 125 and can be fixed to the driving shaft 125. The selected tool bit 109A, 109B is clamped and held between the first clamping element 133 and the second clamping element 135A, 135B.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: MAKITA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomoyuki Ota, Masanori Furusawa, Ken Yamauchi
  • Patent number: 9073197
    Abstract: A vibration reduction handle includes: a handle body attachable to a disk grinder; a grip portion which extends in a first direction defined as a longitudinal direction of the grip portion and is pivotably movable in a second direction crossing the first direction; and a first vibration reduction rubber and a second vibration reduction rubber which are respectively provided between the handle body and the grip portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignee: MAKITA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Ken Yamauchi
  • Publication number: 20150042052
    Abstract: A power tool includes a spindle and a clamp shaft, and drives a tool accessory clamped by an outer flange and a clamp head. A ball or a grooved clamping element is configured to hold the clamp shaft against the spindle in a fixed manner. A holding element holds and moves the ball or grooved clamping element. A coil spring biases the holding element. The ball or grooved clamping element is movable between a first position where it holds the clamp shaft and a second position where it does not hold the clamp shaft. The holding element is capable of moving the ball or the grooved clamping element from the first position to the second position. The coil spring biases the holding element and prevents movement of the holding element when the ball or the grooved clamping element is located in the second position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2013
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Applicant: MAKITA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masanori Furusawa, Ken Yamauchi
  • Publication number: 20140020922
    Abstract: In a dust collection device that collects dust particles that an impact tool generates, disclosed is a feature that can accommodate the lengths of tool bits that are mounted to the impact tool when a machining operation is executed by exchanging tool bits of different lengths. The dust collection device collects dust that the impact tool generates and is attached to said impact tool that, in the lengthwise direction, linearly operates the tool bit mounted to the end region of a tool body. The dust collection device has a dust intake port that sucks dust, and said dust intake port can be repositioned in the lengthwise direction of the tool bit in accordance with the length in the lengthwise direction of said tool bit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 4, 2011
    Publication date: January 23, 2014
    Applicant: MAKITA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroki Ikuta, Ken Yamauchi, Takamasa Hanai, Yoshitaka Machida, Masanori Higashi, Tatsuo Nakashima, Yoshinori Sasaki
  • Publication number: 20130213681
    Abstract: Disclosed is a feature that collects dust particles that arise from a processing operation of an impact tool. The dust collection device collects dust that arises from of a processing operation and is attached to the impact tool that performs a pre-determined processing operation on a processed member by way of a tool bit mounted to the tip region of the tool body being linearly operated at least in the lengthwise direction. The dust collection device has a dust collection unit of which the tip opens as a dust intake port and the contour shape is formed unevenly around the long axis of the tool bit. The position of the dust collection unit is freely selected around the long axis of the tool bit, and it is possible to cause the position to change around the long axis of the bit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 4, 2011
    Publication date: August 22, 2013
    Applicant: MAKITA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroki Ikuta, Ken Yamauchi, Takamasa Hanai, Masao Miwa, Tomohiro Ukai, Shusaku Wakatsuki, Akihiro Ito
  • Publication number: 20130206440
    Abstract: A dust collection device, that collects dust particles generated by an impact tool, has a feature that enables the attachment of the device to the impact tool, which is not provided with an attachment section for the device. The dust collection device has a tool body and an auxiliary handle, attached removably to the tool body, and is attached to an electric hammer that, in the lengthwise direction, linearly operates a tool bit mounted to the tip region of the tool body, and collects dust generated by the electric hammer. The dust collection device has: a dust collection unit that has a dust intake port at the tip; a dust collection hose, connected to the dust collection unit, for transferring dust to the downstream side; and a hose-holding unit that holds the dust collection hose. The hose-holding unit can be attached to and removed from the auxiliary handle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 4, 2011
    Publication date: August 15, 2013
    Applicant: MAKITA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroki Ikuta, Ken Yamauchi, Takamasa Hanai, Masao Miwa, Tomohiro Ukai, Shusaku Wakatsuki, Akihiro Ito
  • Publication number: 20130161049
    Abstract: A feature that contributes to an improvement in the attachment to an impact tool of a dust collection device that is attached to the impact tool and that collects dust particles that said impact tool generates. The dust collection device collects dust that the impact tool generates and is attached to said impact tool that, in the lengthwise direction, linearly operates a tool bit that is mounted to the tip region of a tool body. The dust collection device has: a dust collection unit that has a dust intake port at the tip; and a dust transfer unit that is connected with the dust collection unit in order to transfer dust sucked in from the dust intake port towards the downstream side. The dust collection unit is held by the shaft section of the tool bit, and the dust transfer unit is held by the tool body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 4, 2011
    Publication date: June 27, 2013
    Applicant: MAKITA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroki Ikuta, Ken Yamauchi, Takamasa Hanai, Masao Miwa, Tomohiro Ukai, Shusaku Wakatsuki, Akihiro Ito
  • Publication number: 20120211250
    Abstract: A vibration reduction handle includes: a handle body attachable to a disk grinder; a grip portion which extends in a first direction defined as a longitudinal direction of the grip portion and is pivotably movable in a second direction crossing the first direction; and a first vibration reduction rubber and a second vibration reduction rubber which are respectively provided between the handle body and the grip portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2012
    Publication date: August 23, 2012
    Applicant: MAKITA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Ken Yamauchi
  • Publication number: 20110260414
    Abstract: An effective technique is provided for rationally clamping and holding various kinds of tool bits which can be selectively replaced with each other and attached to the driving shaft, in a power tool The power tool includes a driving shaft 125 for driving a tool bit 109A or 109B which is arbitrarily selected from various kinds of tool bits, a first clamping element 133 provided on the driving shaft 125 and a second clamping element 135A, 135B provided separately from the driving shaft 125 and can be fixed to the driving shaft 125. The selected tool bit 109A, 109B is clamped and held between the first clamping element 133 and the second clamping element 135A, 135B.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2011
    Publication date: October 27, 2011
    Applicant: MAKITA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomoyuki OTA, Masanori FURUSAWA, Ken YAMAUCHI
  • Patent number: 7107513
    Abstract: A plurality of data streams, which are coded by a convolution code and where coding rates and modulation systems are set respectively, and multiplexed in time division so that multiplex data are composed. A signal-to-noise ratio monitor measures the strength of the noise included in the multiplex data. A comparator outputs a post signal when a comparison indicates that the measured noise strength is equal to greater than a preset value. A multiplex control signal generator inputs an initialization signal into a Viterbi decoder at a timing at which decoding of individual data streams is started based on the received post signal. The Viterbi decoder initializes the calculated path metric upon receipt of the initialization signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2006
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventor: Ken Yamauchi
  • Patent number: 6980608
    Abstract: A digital signal detector converts quantized modulation signals to digital data according to a plurality of discriminating conditions which are set by shifting phases, which are to be boundaries of discrimination, from each other. Predetermined data in the digital data are combined so that the phases used for discriminating the data rotate in time series, thereby constituting a plurality of comparison data. When a plurality of comparison data strings coincides with expected data strings, predetermined data strings can be detected. Since a plurality of comparison data strings corresponding to a plurality of frequency differences are compared with expected data strings by a plurality of discriminating units, data strings with frequency differences can be simultaneously detected, which results in shortening the time required for detection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2005
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventor: Ken Yamauchi
  • Publication number: 20050003935
    Abstract: A stretching apparatus includes a base comprising a seat, a back support mounted to the base, at least one leg support pivotally mounted to the base, a first strap securing a user's leg to the leg support, a foot pedal positioned at a free end of the leg support, and a second strap securing a user's heel to the leg support.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2003
    Publication date: January 6, 2005
    Inventor: Ken Yamauchi