Patents by Inventor Masahiko Ohbayashi

Masahiko Ohbayashi 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: 20200232917
    Abstract: A component sensor detects a fluid component with improved accuracy. The component sensor includes tube (3) including tube side (4) that permits inflow of fluid (2), substrate (5) provided to tube (3), first protrusion (6) provided at one end of substrate (5), second protrusion (7) provided at another end of substrate (5), light emitter (9) that emits infrared light (8) toward first protrusion (6), and light receiver (10) that receives infrared light (8). Infrared light (8) entering substrate (5) through first protrusion (6) experiences total reflection inside substrate (5) and exits through second protrusion (7) to head for light receiver (10). Tube side (4) includes two through holes (13) that each extend between an interior and an exterior of tube (3).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2018
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Inventors: TAKAFUMI OKUDO, SHINICHI KISHIMOTO, MASAHIKO OHBAYASHI, KOJI SAKAI, HIROKI YOSHINO
  • Publication number: 20190137387
    Abstract: An object of the present disclosure is to provide a device that can be manufactured in a simple process while ensuring a reduction in influence of noise on an electronic component. A device according to the present disclosure, accomplished to fulfill the object, includes light emitting element, light receiving element, electronic component to process signals sent from light receiving element, and optical component cover light emitting element and light receiving element. The device further includes reflector cover a lower surface of optical component and substrate. Reflector has first opening directly above light emitting element and second opening directly above light receiving element. Light emitting element, light receiving element, reflector, electronic component, and optical component are mounted over substrate. Reflector is electrically connected to substrate by a member disposed between reflector and substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2017
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: MASAHIKO OHBAYASHI, KOJI SAKAI, RYOSUKE MESHII, SHINICHI KISHIMOTO, AKIRA MATSUURA
  • Publication number: 20180202925
    Abstract: A sensor includes a body having an internal space allowing fluid to flow into the internal space, a light-emitting device that emits light passing through; first and second light-receiving devices that receive the light that has passed through the internal space, a first optical filter disposed between the first light-receiving device and the light-emitting device and configured to pass the light therethrough, a second optical filter disposed between the second light-receiving device and the light-emitting device and configured to pass the light therethrough, and a controller. The controller is configured to change the light emitted from the light-emitting device, and to compare a ratio between first and second outputs before the change of the light to a ratio between the first and second outputs after the change of the light.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Publication date: July 19, 2018
    Inventors: SHINICHI KISHIMOTO, MASAHIKO OHBAYASHI, KOJI SAKAI
  • Publication number: 20160061670
    Abstract: A load detecting device has a deformable body, a strain detection element disposed on the deformable body, and an adhesive layer located between the deformable body and the strain detection element and fixing the strain detection element to the deformable body. The adhesive layer is formed of a glass adhesive. The load detecting device has high productivity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2014
    Publication date: March 3, 2016
    Inventors: MASAHIKO OHBAYASHI, KOUICHI ABURATA, TAKAAKI OGAWA, KAZUHIRO NOMURA
  • Patent number: RE45883
    Abstract: A weight sensor includes a deformable body, a first strain resistor provided on an outer side surface of the deformable body, and a pressing member applying a load to the deformable body. The deformable body includes a tubular portion having a tubular shape extending along a center axis and surrounding the center axis, and a projection projecting from an inner surface of the tubular portion. The pressing member moves along the center axis so as to apply a moment to the tubular portion. The resistances of the strain resistors change greatly, allowing the weight sensor to measure a load with high sensitivity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2016
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masahiko Ohbayashi, Motoki Ogata, Hiroaki Ishida, Takaaki Ogawa, Kazuhiro Nomura