Patents by Inventor Masaaki Matsubara

Masaaki Matsubara 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: 10578728
    Abstract: An underwater detection device is provided, which includes an echo signal processing module configured to acquire echo signals and detect signal levels of the echo signals corresponding to water depths, the echo signals being reflection waves caused by ultrasonic waves transmitted underwater, a detection image display controlling module configured to display on a display unit a detection image indicating the signal levels of the echo signals corresponding to the water depths and placed in a chronological order, and a menu display controlling module configured to display first superordinate menu buttons on the detection image displayed on the display unit, one of the first superordinate menu buttons displayed in one of end sections of the detection image where oldest information is displayed, the rest of the first superordinate menu buttons displayed to extend from the one of the first superordinate menu buttons in one of depth directions and time axis directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Furuno Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takuto Hazama, Takashi Matsumura, Masato Okuda, Yuriko Onishi, Masaaki Matsubara
  • Publication number: 20200031011
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to provide a molded article and a manufacturing method for a molded article by which it is possible to mitigate deformation of an opening. The present invention provides a molded article comprising a cylindrical base and an opening provided in the base, wherein a rib is provided adjacent to the opening. The present invention provides a manufacturing method for a molded article that includes a molded body formation step for forming a molded body having a cylindrical portion provided at one end thereof with an occlusion by molding a melted resin, and a cut-off step for cutting off the occlusion by cutting the cylindrical portion, wherein in the cut-off step, the cutting is performed in a state where a side wall of the cylindrical portion is warped in-plane by an external force.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Inventors: Masaaki ONODERA, Naoya KANO, Yoshitaka MATSUBARA, Motoharu FUJII
  • Publication number: 20190376523
    Abstract: The application provides a centrifugal fan that can be easily positioned when it is installed in a device or apparatus, which can further improve positioning accuracy, and which can decrease noise, even if it is made thin. In the centrifugal fan in which an impeller is received inside a casing and air drawn in from a suction port formed on the casing by rotating the impeller is discharged from the casing to the outside of a blowing port, a circular protruded portion is formed on a peripheral edge of the suction port, and protrudes upwardly in a shaft direction from an upper surface of the casing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2019
    Publication date: December 12, 2019
    Inventors: Takuji YAMADA, Masaaki MATSUBARA, Seiya FUJIMOTO, Kiyohisa NARA
  • Publication number: 20190353281
    Abstract: A tube holder includes at least a set of clamping members having circular arc-shaped clamping concave portions, a spindle pivotably supporting end portions on one side along the circular arcs of the clamping members in a state where the clamping concave portions facing curvature center sides of the respective circular arcs face each other, and a biasing member pivoting and biasing end portions of the other side along the circular arc of the clamping member in a direction of mutual approaching.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2019
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Inventors: Keisuke Wakabayashi, Masaaki Oohashi, Yoshiyuki Komiyama, Ichiro Matsubara
  • Publication number: 20190340307
    Abstract: A method for analyzing a heat exchanger includes a structural model creation step (S1) of creating a structural model of a heat exchanger; a iron-linear model creation step (S4) of creating a iron-linear model in which a non-linear spring element in an out-of-plane direction, in which a load is generated only at me time of contact between a heat transfer tube and an anti-vibration member, is applied to an opposing portion between the heat transfer tube and the anti-vibration member in a structural model, and a load distribution acquisition step (S5) of performing analysis in which a load in the out-of-plane direction is applied to the non-linear model to acquire load distribution of the heat exchanger from a value of the load in each opposing portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2017
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Masatsugu Monde, Naoki Ono, Tomohito Nakamori, Masaaki Katayama, Ryoichi Kawakami, Masahito Matsubara, Tomonori Mineno
  • Patent number: 10428827
    Abstract: The present invention provides a centrifugal fan that can be easily positioned when it is installed in a device or apparatus, which can further improve positioning accuracy, and which can decrease noise, even if it is made thin. In the centrifugal fan in which an impeller is received inside a casing and air drawn in from a suction port formed on the casing by rotating the impeller is discharged from the casing to the outside of a blowing port, a circular protruded portion is formed on a peripheral edge of the suction port, and protrudes upwardly in a shaft direction from an upper surface of the casing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: MINEBEA MITSUMI INC.
    Inventors: Takuji Yamada, Masaaki Matsubara, Seiya Fujimoto, Kiyohisa Nara
  • Patent number: 10400388
    Abstract: A damage process for a textile product may include, but is not limited to, irradiating a laser beam onto a surface region of a textile product which is dyed, to burn the surface region, exposing the textile product to an ozone gas; and agitating the textile product together with at least one of: pieces of one or more solid materials having uneven surfaces and one or more abrasives of artificial fibers to allow the surface region to be shaved by the at least one of: the pieces of one or more solid materials and the one or more abrasives of artificial fibers. One or more subsequent processes can be carried out, without dipping the textile product into water or a liquid of chemicals, after agitating the textile product and until softening the textile product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: FAST RETAILING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masaaki Matsubara, Darwin Dumpit
  • Publication number: 20190232388
    Abstract: The holder has a first surface and a second surface. The head includes a cutting edge portion and a shank portion. The holder is provided with a first hole and a second hole communicating with the first hole, the first hole extending in a third direction inclined by a second angle relative to a second direction extending from the second surface toward the first surface when viewed in a direction parallel to the axis line. The shank portion has a flat surface portion, and is provided inside the second hole. The fastening portion is provided inside the first hole, and is in contact with the flat surface portion. In a plane perpendicular to the axis line, a third angle between the second direction and a fourth direction perpendicular to the flat surface portion is larger than the second angle. The third angle is less than 90°.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Applicants: SUMITOMO ELECTRIC HARDMETAL CORP., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC HARDMETAL CORP.
    Inventors: Yoshikatsu Mori, Kouki Matsubara, Ryusei Hamada, Masaaki Jindai, Kazuhiko Kashima, Yasuhiro Kajiwara
  • Publication number: 20190127906
    Abstract: A damage process for a textile product may include, but is not limited to, irradiating a laser beam onto a surface region of a textile product which is dyed, to burn the surface region, exposing the textile product to an ozone gas; and agitating the textile product together with at least one of: pieces of one or more solid materials having uneven surfaces and one or more abrasives of artificial fibers to allow the surface region to be shaved by the at least one of: the pieces of one or more solid materials and the one or more abrasives of artificial fibers. One or more subsequent processes can be carried out, without dipping the textile product into water or a liquid of chemicals, after agitating the textile product and until softening the textile product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Publication date: May 2, 2019
    Applicant: FAST RETAILING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masaaki MATSUBARA, Darwin DUMPIT
  • Publication number: 20190003485
    Abstract: A valve device for a cooling water system of a motor vehicle, with a housing including a first connection and a second connection for a first liquid circuit, and a third connection and a fourth connection for a second liquid circuit, wherein the first connection is permanently fluidically connected to the second connection, and with a valve unit including a movably mounted valve element with which a thermally activatable spring element is associated, and which opens a connection between the third connection and the fourth connection in a first end position and cuts off the connection in a second end position. The thermally activatable spring element is arranged in a chamber located between the first connection and the second connection, which is permanently cut off from the third and the fourth connection and which preloads the valve element in the direction of the second end position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2018
    Publication date: January 3, 2019
    Inventors: Wataru NOGAMIDA, Masaaki MATSUBARA, Seiya FUJIMOTO, Tetsuya SEKI, Satoshi HATAHARA, Kiyohisa NARA, Atsushi TSUZAKI, Yuki KADONO, Yuya MAKINO, Hiroshi MURAHATA
  • Publication number: 20180342926
    Abstract: A hybrid stepping motor has a connector housing formed integrally with an insulator having an upper insulator and a lower insulator. The hybrid stepping motor includes a stator core and output terminals concentrically disposed outside the stator core. A wiring pattern serving as the output terminals has connector pins and land portions disposed eccentrically with respect to one another. The land portions are formed on an outer edge side of the wiring pattern. A surface, which is an uppermost surface of the wiring pattern, is located below a lowermost surface, in which jumper wires and lead wires pass, of the lower insulator. The lead wires are pulled out from a lower side, and are pulled out to guiding grooves.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2016
    Publication date: November 29, 2018
    Inventors: Takamasa Inuzuka, Mitsushi Goto, Masaaki Matsubara, Tomohisa Suzuki, Atsushi Taroda
  • Publication number: 20170114791
    Abstract: The present invention provides a centrifugal fan that can be easily positioned when it is installed in a device or apparatus, which can further improve positioning accuracy, and which can decrease noise, even if it is made thin. In the centrifugal fan in which an impeller is received inside a casing and air drawn in from a suction port formed on the casing by rotating the impeller is discharged from the casing to the outside of a blowing port, a circular protruded portion is formed on a peripheral edge of the suction port, and protrudes upwardly in a shaft direction from an upper surface of the casing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2016
    Publication date: April 27, 2017
    Applicant: Minebea Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takuji YAMADA, Masaaki MATSUBARA, Seiya FUJIMOTO, Kiyohisa NARA
  • Patent number: 9632175
    Abstract: A target object detection device is provided. The device includes a signal processor, a display unit, and a controller. The signal processor receives a reception signal generated based on an echo of an ultrasonic wave from a target object and generates echo data corresponding to a distance from a transmission source of the ultrasonic wave to the target object every time the ultrasonic wave is transmitted. The display unit has a display screen with a first side and a second side that is turnable in an axial direction perpendicular to the display screen, and displays an image on the display screen based on the echo data. The controller sets a range with respect to time at which the ultrasonic wave is transmitted, and outputs the echo data corresponding to the ultrasonic wave within the time range according to turning of the display screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: Furuno Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jun Nakamichi, Yu Goto, Masaaki Matsubara, Norihiro Nishimoto
  • Publication number: 20170097408
    Abstract: An underwater detection device is provided, which includes an echo signal processing module configured to acquire echo signals and detect signal levels of the echo signals corresponding to water depths, the echo signals being reflection waves caused by ultrasonic waves transmitted underwater, a detection image display controlling module configured to display on a display unit a detection image indicating the signal levels of the echo signals corresponding to the water depths and placed in a chronological order, and a menu display controlling module configured to display first superordinate menu buttons on the detection image displayed on the display unit, one of the first superordinate menu buttons displayed in one of end sections of the detection image where oldest information is displayed, the rest of the first superordinate menu buttons displayed to extend from the one of the first superordinate menu buttons in one of depth directions and time axis directions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Publication date: April 6, 2017
    Inventors: Takuto Hazama, Takashi Matsumura, Masato Okuda, Yuriko Onishi, Masaaki Matsubara
  • Publication number: 20150377238
    Abstract: A centrifugal fan includes: a motor; an impeller having an inlet port, the impeller being configured to be rotated by the motor and to discharge air suctioned from the inlet port outward from an outer circumferential portion of the impeller; a lower casing that is located below the impeller; a circuit board disposed between the lower casing and the impeller, the circuit board being, mounted with an electrical component including a drive circuit that drives the motor, wherein the impeller has a recessed portion formed in an annular shape around a rotational axis and on a lower face that faces the lower casing and the circuit hoard, and wherein at least a part of the electrical component is located inside the recessed portion of the impeller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2015
    Publication date: December 31, 2015
    Inventors: Seiya FUJIMOTO, Takako OTSUKA, Masaaki MATSUBARA
  • Patent number: 9103423
    Abstract: There is provided a linear actuator including an output shaft formed with a helical groove, a retainer having a cylindrical shape to receive the output shaft therein, and provided with a plurality of concave portions in dotted manner at positions of an inner peripheral surface thereof along the helical groove, and a rotor magnet fixed to the retainer. Balls are retained in the plurality of concave portions, respectively, and when the retainer is rotated, the balls are moved along the helical groove of the output shaft in a state where the balls are retained in the concave portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: Minebea Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Manabu Nakamura, Masaaki Matsubara
  • Publication number: 20140064025
    Abstract: A target object detection device is provided. The device includes a signal processor, a display unit, and a controller. The signal processor receives a reception signal generated based on an echo of an ultrasonic wave from a target object and generates echo data corresponding to a distance from a transmission source of the ultrasonic wave to the target object every time the ultrasonic wave is transmitted. The display unit has a display screen with a first side and a second side that is turnable in an axial direction perpendicular to the display screen, and displays an image on the display screen based on the echo data. The controller sets a range with respect to time at which the ultrasonic wave is transmitted, and outputs the echo data corresponding to the ultrasonic wave within the time range according to turning of the display screen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2013
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Applicant: Furuno Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jun Nakamichi, Yu Goto, Masaaki Matsubara, Norihiro Nishimoto
  • Patent number: 8374716
    Abstract: A computer program product stored in a computing device has a processor and a communication interface to determine cooling specifications of a remote housing. The computer program product includes a machine-readable storage medium and machine-readable program code, stored on the machine-readable storage medium. The machine readable program code includes instructions, which when executed, to cause the processor to interact with a user to obtain fan motor operating parameters and conditions. Motor operation is then controlled in accordance with the user-provided operating parameters and conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2013
    Assignee: Minebea Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Scott Frankel, Eric Hardt, Masaaki Matsubara, Nigel Strike, Yukihiro Tanada
  • Patent number: 8085619
    Abstract: This disclosure provides a fish finder, which includes a transmission module and a reception module, for outputting an ultrasonic wave underwater, receiving an echo, and outputting a reception signal corresponding to an intensity of the received echo, a control module for generating echo data corresponding to a depth based on the reception signal, a display module for displaying the echo data, and a user interface for receiving a user's operation. The control module causes the display module to display the echo data so that the echo data is displayed in two or more display screens. At least one display screen displays an area having a color different from a background color. A part of the echo data at a depth range corresponding to a height of the area is displayed in the other display screen so as to expand the echo data in a depth direction. The user interface specifies a position and a size of the area via the user's operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2011
    Assignee: Furuno Electric Company, Limited
    Inventors: Satoshi Misonoo, Yasunobu Asada, Norihiro Nishimoto, Masaaki Matsubara
  • Patent number: 7990002
    Abstract: A vibration motor includes a rotary shaft, an armature core secured to the rotary shaft and having a plurality of salient poles, an armature coil wound around each of the salient poles except at least one salient pole, a frame serving as an outside cover, a plurality of magnets secured to the frame and having respective different polarities, and a weight adapted to rotate together with the rotary shaft and disposed eccentrically, wherein the weight is disposed inside the frame and secured to the armature core in such a manner that at least a part of the weight is inserted in a hollow provided in at least the one salient pole having no armature coil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2011
    Assignee: Minebea Motor Manufacturing Corporation
    Inventor: Masaaki Matsubara