Patents by Inventor Kiyonobu Yoshikane

Kiyonobu Yoshikane 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: 20220250225
    Abstract: An objective is to provide a technique to securely protect the striking tool even when the striking tool inadvertently falls down. A striking tool including a rotating shaft relatively rotatably connect a main body with a handle, a first elastic member reducing transmitting of vibration from the main body to the handle in a case that the handle relatively rotates to the main body, wherein the handle includes a battery mounting portion to which battery to drive the motor is attachable and the handle is arranged to relatively move to the main body across the rotating shaft, and an adjuster such that the relative movement amount of the handle to the main body in a predetermined direction is adjusted to be larger than the relative movement amount in a direction other than the predetermined direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2022
    Publication date: August 11, 2022
    Applicant: MAKITA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kiyonobu YOSHIKANE, Mizuki YAMAMOTO
  • Patent number: 11318596
    Abstract: A power tool includes a motor having a motor shaft, a first intermediate shaft, and a second intermediate shaft extending in parallel to the first intermediate shaft. An output shaft removably holds a tool accessory and has a driving axis extending in parallel to the first and second intermediate shafts. A motion-converting mechanism converts rotation of the first intermediate shaft to linearly hammer the tool accessory. A rotation-transmitting mechanism transmits rotation of the second intermediate shaft to rotate the output shaft. A rotational axis of the motor shaft intersects, or is skewed relative to, the driving axis. A pair of first gears, e.g., bevel gears, operably couples the motor shaft to a first one of the first and second intermediate shafts. A pair of second gears operably couples the first one of the first and second intermediate shafts to a second one of the first and second intermediate shafts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: MAKITA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kiyonobu Yoshikane, Yusuke Takano
  • Publication number: 20220055198
    Abstract: A power tool includes a motor, a driving mechanism, a main housing, a handle housing, a first guide part and a second guide part. The handle housing is movable relative to the main housing at least in a front-rear direction. The first and second guide parts are configured to guide relative sliding between the main housing and the handle housing in the front-rear direction. Each of the first guide part and the second guide part includes a first engagement part and a second engagement part engaged with each other to be slidable in the front-rear direction. The main housing has the first engagement part. The handle housing has the second engagement part. The second guide part is spaced apart from the first guide part and located rearward of the first guide part in the front-rear direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2021
    Publication date: February 24, 2022
    Applicant: MAKITA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kiyonobu YOSHIKANE, Yoshiro TADA
  • Publication number: 20220055197
    Abstract: A drilling tool includes a motor, a tool holder, a main housing, an elongate grip part, a hollow connection part and a detection device. The motor includes a motor shaft rotatable around a first axis. The tool holder is configured to be rotationally driven around a second axis extending parallel to the first axis and defining a front-rear direction. The grip part is behind the main housing and extends in a direction crossing the second axis. The grip part includes a first end portion located on the second axis and a second end portion spaced apart from the second axis. The connection part connects the second end portion and the main housing. The connection part and the grip part together form an annular part. The detection device is disposed in the connection part and configured to detect a rotation state of the main housing around the second axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2021
    Publication date: February 24, 2022
    Applicant: MAKITA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kiyonobu YOSHIKANE, Yoshiro TADA
  • Publication number: 20210402584
    Abstract: A power tool (100) comprises a motor (110) operably driving a tool bit (119), a tool body (101) housing the motor (110), a handle (109) coupled to the tool body (101), and at least two battery mount parts (160A, 160B) defined on the handle (109) and/or the tool body (101). Each of the battery mount parts (160A, 160B) comprises a battery engaging part (161) configured to detachably engage with battery packs (170A, 170B) by sliding the battery packs (170A, 170B) relative to the battery engaging part (161) in a direction perpendicular to the longitudinal direction of the tool bit (119). In a state in which at least one of the battery packs (170A, 170B) is mounted on at least one of the battery mount parts (160A, 160B), a length of the mounted battery in a driving axis extending direction is shorter than a length of the mounted battery in a cross direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2021
    Publication date: December 30, 2021
    Inventors: Kiyonobu YOSHIKANE, Hajime TAKEUCHI, Yoshiro TADA, Masanori FURUSAWA, Masao MIWA, Shinji ONODA, Yoshitaka MACHIDA
  • Publication number: 20210370549
    Abstract: A power tool reduces the cost of a switch suitable for a power tool including a brushless motor and improves the operability of the switch. A power tool includes a brushless motor, a switch body that enters an on-state in response to an on-operation, and enters an off-state in response to the on-operation being released, an on-operation portion operable to perform the on-operation of the switch body, and an on-state retainer automatically engageable with the on-operation portion in response to an operation on the on-operation portion to retain the on-operation portion at a position to which the on-operation portion is operated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2019
    Publication date: December 2, 2021
    Applicant: MAKITA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kiyonobu YOSHIKANE, Yoshiro TADA
  • Patent number: 11161213
    Abstract: Appropriate control is performed in accordance with the state of a power tool and/or a dust collection attachment. A dust collection system for a power tool includes a hammer drill to hold a bit, a dust collection attachment connected to the hammer drill, and a dust collection controller that controls the operation of the hammer drill and/or the dust collection attachment in accordance with the specifications of the hammer drill and/or the dust collection attachment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: MAKITA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kiyonobu Yoshikane, Keita Mori, Yoshitaka Machida, Yu Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 11148272
    Abstract: A power tool (100) comprises a motor (110) operably driving a tool bit (119), a tool body (101) housing the motor (110), a handle (109) coupled to the tool body (101), and at least two battery mount parts (160A, 160B) defined on the handle (109) and/or the tool body (101). Each of the battery mount parts (160A, 160B) comprises a battery engaging part (161) configured to detachably engage with battery packs (170A, 170B) by sliding the battery packs (170A, 170B) relative to the battery engaging part (161) in a direction perpendicular to the longitudinal direction of the tool bit (119).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: MAKITA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kiyonobu Yoshikane, Hajime Takeuchi, Yoshiro Tada, Masanori Furusawa, Masao Miwa, Shinji Onoda, Yoshitaka Machida
  • Patent number: 11110561
    Abstract: A dust collector for an electric power tool includes a main body case, a tubular sliding portion, and a dust collection portion. The main body case is mountable to an electric power tool. The tubular sliding portion is disposed on the main body case. The sliding portion includes a nozzle on a front end thereof. The nozzle includes a suction opening. The dust collection portion is configured to accumulate dust suctioned from the nozzle. The sliding portion includes a guided portion supported by a guiding portion disposed on the main body case. The guided portion is supported slidably in a front-rear direction, and the guiding portion and the guided portion are disposed in a region on a half side with respect to a line on a cross section passing through a center of the sliding portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: MAKITA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kiyonobu Yoshikane
  • Patent number: 11084157
    Abstract: A work tool includes a motor, a driving mechanism, a housing, a handle, a detecting mechanism and an elastic support part. The detecting mechanism is configured to detect information corresponding to an operating state of the work tool. The elastic support part supports the detecting mechanism so as to be movable relative to the housing in at least two of a front-rear direction, an up-down direction and a left-right direction. The elastic support part includes at least one elastic member disposed between the detecting mechanism and the housing. The elastic support part has respectively different spring constants in the at least two directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: MAKITA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kiyonobu Yoshikane, Yoshitaka Machida, Taro Hisano, Hirokatsu Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10987792
    Abstract: An impact tool includes a tubular tool holder, a hammering mechanism, a resistor, and a biasing member. An impact element moves forward and rearward in conjunction with a piston. An intermediate element is housed movable back and forth between the impact element and a tip tool. The intermediate element abuts on a rear end of the tip tool to indirectly transmit a striking force from the impact element to the tip tool in a normal striking. The resistor is configured to abut on at least one of the intermediate element and the tip tool to apply a resistance to a front-rear movement of at least one of the intermediate element and the tip tool in a non-striking state. The biasing member disposed on the tool holder biases the resistor to a side of at least one of the intermediate element and the tip tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: MAKITA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kiyonobu Yoshikane, Yoshiro Tada, Mizuki Yamamoto
  • Publication number: 20210114193
    Abstract: A power tool includes a motor having a motor shaft, a first intermediate shaft, and a second intermediate shaft extending in parallel to the first intermediate shaft. An output shaft removably holds a tool accessory and has a driving axis extending in parallel to the first and second intermediate shafts. A motion-converting mechanism converts rotation of the first intermediate shaft to linearly hammer the tool accessory. A rotation-transmitting mechanism transmits rotation of the second intermediate shaft to rotate the output shaft. A rotational axis of the motor shaft intersects, or is skewed relative to, the driving axis. A pair of first gears, e.g., bevel gears, operably couples the motor shaft to a first one of the first and second intermediate shafts. A pair of second gears operably couples the first one of the first and second intermediate shafts to a second one of the first and second intermediate shafts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2020
    Publication date: April 22, 2021
    Inventors: Kiyonobu YOSHIKANE, Yusuke TAKANO
  • Publication number: 20210114194
    Abstract: A power tool includes a motor having a rotatable motor shaft, a first intermediate shaft, and a second intermediate shaft extending in parallel to the first intermediate shaft. An output shaft removably holds a tool accessory and has a driving axis. A motion-converting mechanism converts rotation of the first intermediate shaft only into linear reciprocating motion and thereby hammers the tool accessory along the driving axis. A rotation-transmitting mechanism transmits rotation of the second intermediate shaft to the output shaft and thereby only rotationally drives the output shaft around the driving axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2020
    Publication date: April 22, 2021
    Inventors: Yoshitaka MACHIDA, Kiyonobu YOSHIKANE
  • Publication number: 20210114195
    Abstract: A power tool, such as a rotary hammer, includes a housing, an output shaft for mounting a tool accessary and a motor having a motor shaft that generates a rotational output for rotating and linearly hammering the output shaft. The rotational output of the motor shaft is coupled to the output shaft via a driving mechanism that includes a hammer mechanism. An intervening member is axially movable relative to the motor shaft and is operably coupled between the motor shaft and the hammer mechanism. The hammer mechanism and the output shaft are supported by a movable support that is axially movable relative to the housing. Because the output shaft and the driving mechanism are movable relative to the motor and the housing, which preferably includes handle, via the intervening member and the movable support during hammering operations, vibration generated during hammering operations can be dampened before reaching the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2020
    Publication date: April 22, 2021
    Inventors: Kiyonobu YOSHIKANE, Yoshitaka MACHIDA, Hitoshi IIDA, Kazuki NAKAGAWA
  • Publication number: 20210107130
    Abstract: A coupling member for an electric power tool is provided. The coupling member can keep a hanging member being held, even when a holding portion of the tool for holding the hanging member breaks. A coupling member for an electric power tool is configured to hook a hanging member to an electric power tool main body and can fasten the electric power tool main body therein, when one of its parts opens or closes. Further, this coupling member can be attached to the electric power tool main body with the electric power tool main body fastened therein or removed therefrom. Further, the hanging member can be hooked to the coupling member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2019
    Publication date: April 15, 2021
    Applicant: MAKITA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kiyonobu YOSHIKANE, Shuchun WANG
  • Publication number: 20210016405
    Abstract: A dust collector includes a body configured to be removably attached to a lower side of a tool body of a drilling tool, a dust storing part to be disposed on a lower side of the body, a sliding part having a suction port and held by the body so as to be slidable in a front-rear direction, a dust transfer passage extending within the sliding part and connecting the suction port and an inlet of the dust storing part, and a tool connection passage disposed within an internal space of the body and configured to connect an outlet of the dust storing part and an inlet of the tool body of the drilling tool. The dust storing part includes the inlet, a filter, a dust storing space and the outlet. The filter is disposed forward of the inlet of the dust storing part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2020
    Publication date: January 21, 2021
    Applicant: MAKITA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Keita MORI, Kiyonobu YOSHIKANE
  • Patent number: 10882155
    Abstract: A dust collector for an electric power tool includes a main body case, a dust box, a sliding portion, and a dust collecting route. The main body case includes an exhaust port, the main body case being configured to be installed on an electric power tool. The dust box internally includes a filter. The sliding portion is disposed on the main body case. The sliding portion has a front end on which a nozzle with a suction opening is disposed. The sliding portion is slidable in a front-rear direction. The dust collecting route is from the suction opening to the exhaust port passing through the filter. The main body case includes a guiding portion through which the sliding portion passes, and the guiding portion allows the sliding portion to project rearward when the sliding portion slides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: MAKITA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshitaka Machida, Kiyonobu Yoshikane
  • Patent number: 10864609
    Abstract: A dust collector includes a body configured to be removably attached to a lower side of a tool body of a drilling tool, a dust storing part to be disposed on a lower side of the body, a sliding part having a suction port and held by the body so as to be slidable in a front-rear direction, a dust transfer passage extending within the sliding part and connecting the suction port and an inlet of the dust storing part, and a tool connection passage disposed within an internal space of the body and configured to connect an outlet of the dust storing part and an inlet of the tool body of the drilling tool. The dust storing part includes the inlet, a filter, a dust storing space and the outlet. The filter is disposed forward of the inlet of the dust storing part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: MAKITA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Keita Mori, Kiyonobu Yoshikane
  • Patent number: 10864622
    Abstract: Vibrations resulting from a reciprocating piston and vibrations resulting from a rotating crank shaft are reduced effectively. A housing for a hammer drill accommodates, at a position at which a cap closes a supply port, a counterweight movable in cooperation with a crank mechanism to reduce vibrations in a striking axis direction resulting from a reciprocating piston, and a second counterweight rotatable in cooperation with the crank mechanism to reduce vibrations in a rotational direction resulting from a crank shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: MAKITA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kiyonobu Yoshikane
  • Publication number: 20200331135
    Abstract: A striking tool restricting movement of an intermediate member toward a striker reliably prevents no-load strokes. A hammer drill includes a cylindrical tool holder holding a tip tool, a motor, a piston that reciprocate with rotation from the motor, a striker that reciprocate in cooperation with the piston, an intermediate member reciprocably accommodated in the tool holder between the striker and the tip tool and in contact with a rear end of the tip tool at a normal strike to indirectly transmit a strike from the striker to the tip tool, and at least two ring members that move in a front-rear direction accommodated in the tool holder at a front of the intermediate member between the tool holder and the intermediate member. At least one ring member is made of metal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2020
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Applicant: MAKITA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kiyonobu YOSHIKANE, Mizuki YAMAMOTO