Patents by Inventor Makoto Ohsawa

Makoto Ohsawa 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: 20200332805
    Abstract: A water pump (1) according to the present invention comprises an electromagnetic clutch (60) that switches between a transmission state where a pump pulley (20) and an armature (83) of an armature assy (80) are made to frictionally engage to transmit drive force of the pump pulley (20) to a pump shaft (30) and a cutoff state where frictional engagement of the pump pulley (20) and the armature (83) of the armature assy (80) is released to cut off transmission of drive force from the pump pulley (20) to the pump shaft (30), and a flange member (120) provided on the armature assy (80) to rotate integrally with the pump shaft (30) and is configured such that when in the cutoff state, by magnetic attractive force between a permanent magnet (111) of the pump pulley (20) and a permanent magnet (131) of the flange member (120), the flange member (120) is rotated together with the rotation of the pump pulley (20).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2017
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Applicant: TBK Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Mitsuo NAKAJIMA, Makoto OHSAWA
  • Publication number: 20140083804
    Abstract: A disk brake device has a rotor having a braking surface, a caliper, an outer pad and an inner pad each disposed to face the braking surface, and a braking operation mechanism which performs an operation of pressing the two pads against the braking surface. The braking operation mechanism includes a base plate, a wedge plate which holds the inner pad, a first movement conversion mechanism which moves the wedge plate in a direction perpendicular to the braking surface, while moving the wedge plate to slide relative to the base plate in a rotating direction of the rotor in parallel to the braking surface, an electric motor unit which outputs a rotational driving force, and a second movement conversion mechanism which moves, using the rotational driving force of the electric motor unit, the wedge plate to slide in the rotating direction of the rotor in parallel to the braking surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2012
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Applicant: TBK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Yasuda, Makoto Ohsawa
  • Patent number: 7050678
    Abstract: A passive method is provided as alignment means for aligning an optical fiber with an optical element in assembling an optical module, while increasing alignment accuracy. A mount (28a) equipped with an optical element (3a) is positioned by abutment on a face (33c) of a projection (33a) formed inside a package (33) and on a side (33g) of a positioning pad (37) projecting from the bottom (33f) of the package. A mount (28b) equipped with an optical element (3b) is positioned by abutment on an inner wall (33b) of the package and on a face (33i) of a projection (33c) formed inside the package. Since the optical power of received or emitted light need not be monitored for fine adjustments of alignment, this method is less expensive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2006
    Assignee: Fujikura Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshiya Isono, Tsutomu Watanabe, Makoto Ohsawa, Koji Tanaka, Takehisa Ide