Patents by Inventor Makoto Shimoda

Makoto Shimoda 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: 20200292298
    Abstract: An object of the present disclosure is to propose a height measuring device which performs height measurement with high accuracy at each height with a relatively simple configuration even when the sample surface height changes greatly. A height measuring device which includes a projection optical system configured to project a light ray onto an object to be measured and a detection optical system including a detection element configured to detect a reflected light ray from the object to be measured, where the projection optical system includes a light splitting element (103) which splits a trajectory of the light ray with which the object to be measured is irradiated into a plurality of parts, and thus it is possible to project a light ray to a predetermined position even when the object to be measured is located at a plurality of heights, is proposed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2020
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Inventors: Naoya NAKAI, Yuichi SHIMODA, Makoto SUZUKI
  • Publication number: 20200108959
    Abstract: A bag-making and packaging machine has a film supply unit that supplies film to a bag-making and packaging unit. The film supply unit has holding mechanisms each having a shaft that holds a film roll, a holding mechanism support frame supporting the holding mechanisms, a moving mechanism that rotates the holding mechanism support frame to move each holding mechanism between a film roll setting position and a film supply position, a splicing mechanism splicing a trailing end portion of the film of the roll of one of the holding mechanisms and a leading end portion of the film of the roll of another one of the holding mechanisms, and a film drawing mechanism that rotates the shafts of the holding mechanisms to draw the film independently from the film rolls attached to the shafts of the holding mechanisms and changes the drawing speed of the film during bag-making and packaging.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2019
    Publication date: April 9, 2020
    Inventors: Takafumi SHIMODA, Masaki SHINKAWA, Ryota NAGASHIMA, Satoshi HASHIMOTO, Makoto ICHIKAWA, Yuchuan TONG
  • Patent number: 10507561
    Abstract: A grinding apparatus that performs thickness measurement across an entire wafer surface without degradation of throughput of wafer grinding and grinds the wafer precisely to a target thickness. A grinding apparatus includes a rough grinding stage for roughly grinding a wafer and a fine grinding stage for finely grinding the wafer. A first thickness measuring means for measuring the thickness of the wafer while the wafer is being transferred is provided to a column so disposed as to span an index table. A control unit of the grinding apparatus corrects a target thickness after fine grinding and computes a target thickness after correction on the basis of an average thickness across the entire surface of the wafer before fine grinding obtained from measured values of the first thickness measuring means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Tokyo Seimitsu Co., LTD
    Inventors: Masaki Kanazawa, Makoto Shimoda
  • Publication number: 20190329517
    Abstract: A bag making and packaging machine has pull-down belt mechanisms, a transverse sealing mechanism, a rotatable folding member, and a gas blowing mechanism. The folding member, before the transverse sealing mechanism, seals a cylindrical film, pushes against a side portion of the cylindrical film to thereby fold the cylindrical film inward and form a fold in the cylindrical film. The gas blowing mechanism blows a gas onto the fold to thereby inhibit the cylindrical film from sticking to the rotating folding member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2017
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Applicant: ISHIDA CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takafumi SHIMODA, Makoto ICHIKAWA
  • Patent number: 10435100
    Abstract: A bicycle component is provided with a base including a recess, a cover, a protected member that is at least partially arranged in the recess, and an engagement portion. The cover is configured to close the recess. The protected member is at least partially arranged in the recess. The engagement portion is configured separately from the cover and the protected member. The engagement portion is arranged in the recess and engages the cover that covers the recess.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Shimano Inc.
    Inventors: Makoto Shimoda, Yoshitaka Nose, Yuya Yoneda, Taihei Nishihara
  • Patent number: 10421172
    Abstract: [Problem] To provide a processing device for grinding by suppressing brittle-mode grinding and stabilizing a wafer. [Solution] A processing device 1 is provided with: an index table 2 on which a wafer W is moved from a coarse grinding stage S2 to a fine grinding stage S3; a column 4 provided so as to span over the coarse grinding stage S2 and the fine grinding stage S3; a coarse grinding means 5 provided on the column 4 above the coarse grinding stage S2, the coarse grinding means 5 performing coarse-grinding processing on the wafer W; and a fine grinding means 6 provided on the column 4 over the fine grinding stage S3, the fine grinding means 6 performing fine-grinding processing on the wafer W.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Tokyo Seimitsu Co. LTD.
    Inventors: Makoto Shimoda, Masaki Kanazawa
  • Patent number: 10252769
    Abstract: A bicycle apparatus is basically provided with an ABS unit which is driven by an assist motor which adds an assisting force to a manual drive force inputted from a crankshaft of a bicycle, and which controls a braking force that is applied to a wheel of the bicycle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Shimano Inc.
    Inventors: Makoto Shimoda, Shinichiro Noda
  • Patent number: 10170737
    Abstract: A battery holder includes a first base, a first holding portion and a second holding portion. The first base is opposed to a first end of the battery unit in the state in which the battery unit is located at a first holding position. The first holding portion is movably arranged on the first base between a first position, where the first holding portion contacts a held portion of the battery unit to hold the battery unit at the first holding position, and a second position, where the first holding portion is separated from the held portion. The second holding portion is arranged on the first base at a downstream side of the first holding portion in a removal direction of the battery unit from the battery holder to hold the battery unit at a second holding position that is located at a downstream side of the first holding position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignees: Shimano Inc., Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Makoto Shimoda, Yoshitaka Nose, Yuya Yoneda, Taihei Nishihara, Koji Wada, Henry Bosch, Bas Van Dooren
  • Publication number: 20180345439
    Abstract: [Problem] To provide a processing device for grinding by suppressing brittle-mode grinding and stabilizing a wafer. [Solution] A processing device 1 is provided with: an index table 2 on which a wafer W is moved from a coarse grinding stage S2 to a fine grinding stage S3; a column 4 provided so as to span over the coarse grinding stage S2 and the fine grinding stage S3; a coarse grinding means 5 provided on the column 4 above the coarse grinding stage S2, the coarse grinding means 5 performing coarse-grinding processing on the wafer W; and a fine grinding means 6 provided on the column 4 over the fine grinding stage S3, the fine grinding means 6 performing fine-grinding processing on the wafer W.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2016
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Inventors: Makoto SHIMODA, Masaki KANAZAWA
  • Publication number: 20180312214
    Abstract: A bicycle apparatus is basically provided with an ABS unit and an ABS operation changeover switch. The ABS unit is configured to control a braking force that is applied to a bicycle wheel. The ABS operation changeover switch is configured to switch the ABS unit between an ABS operating mode to put the ABS unit in an operable state and an ABS non-operating mode to put the ABS unit in a non-operating state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2018
    Publication date: November 1, 2018
    Inventors: Makoto SHIMODA, Shinichiro NODA
  • Publication number: 20180312217
    Abstract: A bicycle apparatus is basically provided with a housing, an assist motor and a case. The housing is configured to be provided to a bicycle. The assist motor housed in an internal space of the housing. The assist motor is configured to add an assisting force to a manual drive force inputted from a bicycle crankshaft. The case that is separate from the housing. The ABS unit provided in an internal space of the case. The ABS unit is configured to control a braking force that is applied to a wheel of the bicycle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2018
    Publication date: November 1, 2018
    Inventors: Makoto SHIMODA, Shinichiro NODA
  • Publication number: 20180312218
    Abstract: A bicycle apparatus is basically provided with an assist motor, an ABS unit, an assist selection switch and a control device. The assist motor is configured to add an assisting force to a manual drive force inputted from a crankshaft of a bicycle. The ABS unit is configured to control a braking force that is applied to a bicycle wheel of the bicycle. The assist selection switch is configured to switch the assist motor between an assist ON mode and an assist OFF mode. The control device is configured to control the ABS unit. The control of the ABS unit by the control device is dependent on an operation of the assist selection switch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2018
    Publication date: November 1, 2018
    Inventors: Makoto SHIMODA, Shinichiro NODA
  • Publication number: 20180312215
    Abstract: A method of controlling an ABS unit is provided for controlling a braking force of a bicycle. The method includes determining whether a vehicle speed is greater than or equal to a prescribed speed, and then determining whether the bicycle is in a prescribed state. The prescribed state is at least one of a first state and a second state. The first state is a state in which a difference between a rotational speed of the front wheel and a rotational speed of the rear wheel is greater than or equal to a prescribed rotational speed. The second state is a state in which a change in the rotational speeds of the front and rear wheels is greater than or equal to a prescribed value. The method further includes controlling the ABS unit upon based on the vehicle speed and the prescribed state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2018
    Publication date: November 1, 2018
    Inventors: Makoto SHIMODA, Shinichiro NODA
  • Publication number: 20180312216
    Abstract: A method of controlling an ABS unit is provided for controlling a braking force that is applied to a front wheel and a rear wheel of a bicycle. The method of controlling is operated by a control device. The method comprises determining whether a vehicle speed of the bicycle is less than a prescribed speed using the control device. The method further comprises controlling the ABS unit using the control device to not drive while the ABS unit is not running and stop driving while the ABS unit is running upon determining that the vehicle speed is less than the prescribed speed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2018
    Publication date: November 1, 2018
    Inventors: Makoto SHIMODA, Shinichiro NODA
  • Publication number: 20180304961
    Abstract: A bicycle apparatus includes an ABS unit, a wheel detection device and a control device. The ABS unit is configured to control a braking force, and the wheel detection device is configured to detect a rotational speed. The control device is configured to receive detection results to determine whether the bicycle is in a prescribed state. The control device is configured to control the ABS unit upon determining the bicycle is in the prescribed state. The prescribed state includes at least one of a state in which a difference between the rotational speeds of the front and rear wheels is greater than or equal to a prescribed rotational speed, and a state in which a change in the rotational speed of the at least one of the front wheel and rear wheels is greater than or equal to a prescribed value has occurred.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Publication date: October 25, 2018
    Inventors: Makoto SHIMODA, Shinichiro NODA
  • Publication number: 20180215006
    Abstract: A grinding apparatus that performs thickness measurement across an entire wafer surface without degradation of throughput of wafer grinding and grinds the wafer precisely to a target thickness. A grinding apparatus includes a rough grinding stage for roughly grinding a wafer and a fine grinding stage for finely grinding the wafer. A first thickness measuring means for measuring the thickness of the wafer while the wafer is being transferred is provided to a column so disposed as to span an index table. A control unit of the grinding apparatus corrects a target thickness after fine grinding and computes a target thickness after correction on the basis of an average thickness across the entire surface of the wafer before fine grinding obtained from measured values of the first thickness measuring means.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2017
    Publication date: August 2, 2018
    Inventors: Masaki KANAZAWA, Makoto Shimoda
  • Publication number: 20180009496
    Abstract: A bicycle component is provided with a base including a recess, a cover, a protected member that is at least partially arranged in the recess, and an engagement portion. The cover is configured to close the recess. The protected member is at least partially arranged in the recess. The engagement portion is configured separately from the cover and the protected member. The engagement portion is arranged in the recess and engages the cover that covers the recess.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2017
    Publication date: January 11, 2018
    Inventors: Makoto SHIMODA, Yoshitaka NOSE, Yuya YONEDA, Taihei NISHIHARA
  • Publication number: 20180006278
    Abstract: A battery holder includes a first base, a first holding portion and a second holding portion. The first base is opposed to a first end of the battery unit in the state in which the battery unit is located at a first holding position. The first holding portion is movably arranged on the first base between a first position, where the first holding portion contacts a held portion of the battery unit to hold the battery unit at the first holding position, and a second position, where the first holding portion is separated from the held portion. The second holding portion is arranged on the first base at a downstream side of the first holding portion in a removal direction of the battery unit from the battery holder to hold the battery unit at a second holding position that is located at a downstream side of the first holding position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2017
    Publication date: January 4, 2018
    Inventors: Makoto SHIMODA, Yoshitaka NOSE, Yuya YONEDA, Taihei NISHIHARA, Koji WADA, Henry BOSCH, Bas VAN DOOREN
  • Publication number: 20180006277
    Abstract: A battery holder includes a first base, a first restriction portion and a holding portion. The first base is opposed to one end of a battery unit in a first direction in the state in which the battery unit is located at a holding position. The first restriction portion is configured to restrict relative movement of the battery unit and the first base in the first direction. The holding portion is movable to a first position, at which the battery unit contacts a held portion of the battery unit, and a second position, at which the holding portion is separated from the held portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2017
    Publication date: January 4, 2018
    Inventors: Makoto SHIMODA, Yoshitaka NOSE, Yuya YONEDA, Taihei NISHIHARA, Koji WADA
  • Publication number: 20180001785
    Abstract: A bicycle battery unit is configured to reduce the effect of contact with an obstacle. The bicycle battery unit includes a plurality batteries, a housing accommodating the batteries and a protector. The protector is integrally provided on at least a portion of the outer surface of the housing. The protector has a lower hardness than a hardness of the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2017
    Publication date: January 4, 2018
    Inventors: Makoto SHIMODA, Yoshitaka NOSE, Yuya YONEDA, Taihei NISHIHARA