Patents by Inventor Masaki Okabe

Masaki Okabe 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: 10754275
    Abstract: A toner container includes a container body, an opening, a cover, a toner discharge port, a shutter, a cylindrical structure, protrusions, and an identifier. The shutter is attached to the cover and includes a main shutter covering the toner discharge port. The main shutter moves between a closed position to close the toner discharge port and an open position to open the toner discharge port. The protrusions are on both sides of the cover and protrude in a direction orthogonal to a toner container mounting direction. The identifier is on the cover to indicate a toner color. The cylindrical structure's leading end is downstream of leading ends of the protrusions in the mounting direction. The main shutter's leading end is downstream of the protrusions' leading ends in the mounting direction when the main shutter is in the closed position. The protrusions are downstream of the identifier in the mounting direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Yasufumi Takahashi, Kunihiro Ohyama, Masayuki Yamane, Takeshi Uchitani, Tadashi Hayakawa, Takuji Takahashi, Shouji Okabe, Akira Shinshi, Yuichiro Ueda, Masaki Takahashi, Yuuki Satoh
  • Patent number: 10725398
    Abstract: A toner container includes a container body, an opening, a cover, a toner discharge port, a shutter, a cylindrical structure, protrusions, and an identifier. The shutter is attached to the cover and includes a main shutter covering the toner discharge port. The main shutter moves between a closed position to close the toner discharge port and an open position to open the toner discharge port. The protrusions are on both sides of the cover and protrude in a direction orthogonal to a toner container mounting direction. The identifier is on the cover to indicate a toner color. The cylindrical structure's leading end is downstream of leading ends of the protrusions in the mounting direction. The main shutter's leading end is downstream of the protrusions' leading ends in the mounting direction when the main shutter is in the closed position. The protrusions are downstream of the identifier in the mounting direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Yasufumi Takahashi, Kunihiro Ohyama, Masayuki Yamane, Takeshi Uchitani, Tadashi Hayakawa, Takuji Takahashi, Shouji Okabe, Akira Shinshi, Yuichiro Ueda, Masaki Takahashi, Yuuki Satoh
  • Publication number: 20200026220
    Abstract: A toner container includes a container body, an opening, a cover, a toner discharge port, a shutter, a cylindrical structure, protrusions, and an identifier. The shutter is attached to the cover and includes a main shutter covering the toner discharge port. The main shutter moves between a closed position to close the toner discharge port and an open position to open the toner discharge port. The protrusions are on both sides of the cover and protrude in a direction orthogonal to a toner container mounting direction. The identifier is on the cover to indicate a toner color. The cylindrical structure's leading end is downstream of leading ends of the protrusions in the mounting direction. The main shutter's leading end is downstream of the protrusions' leading ends in the mounting direction when the main shutter is in the closed position. The protrusions are downstream of the identifier in the mounting direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2019
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasufumi TAKAHASHI, Kunihiro OHYAMA, Masayuki YAMANE, Takeshi UCHITANI, Tadashi HAYAKAWA, Takuji TAKAHASHI, Shouji OKABE, Akira SHINSHI, Yuichiro UEDA, Masaki TAKAHASHI, Yuuki SATOH
  • Patent number: 10496009
    Abstract: A toner container includes a container body, an opening, a cover, a toner discharge port, a shutter, a cylindrical structure, protrusions, and an identifier. The shutter is attached to the cover and includes a main shutter covering the toner discharge port. The main shutter moves between a closed position to close the toner discharge port and an open position to open the toner discharge port. The protrusions are on both sides of the cover and protrude in a direction orthogonal to a toner container mounting direction. The identifier is on the cover to indicate a toner color. The cylindrical structure's leading end is downstream of leading ends of the protrusions in the mounting direction. The main shutter's leading end is downstream of the protrusions' leading ends in the mounting direction when the main shutter is in the closed position. The protrusions are downstream of the identifier in the mounting direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Yasufumi Takahashi, Kunihiro Ohyama, Masayuki Yamane, Takeshi Uchitani, Tadashi Hayakawa, Takuji Takahashi, Shouji Okabe, Akira Shinshi, Yuichiro Ueda, Masaki Takahashi, Yuuki Satoh
  • Publication number: 20190192549
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a compound having a STING agonistic activity, which may be expected to be useful as an agent for the prophylaxis or treatment of STING-related diseases. The present disclosure relates to a compound represented by the formula (I): wherein each symbol is as defined in the description, or a salt thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2018
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Inventors: MASATO YOSHIKAWA, Morihisa Saitoh, Taisuke Kato, Yayoi Yoshitomi, Tomohiro Seki, Yasuo Nakagawa, Yusuke Tominari, Masaki Seto, Yusuke Sasaki, Masanori Okaniwa, Tsuneo Oda, Akito Shibuya, Kosuke Hidaka, Zenyu Shiokawa, Shumpei Murata, Atsutoshi Okabe, Yoshihisa Nakada, Michiyo Mochizuki, Brian Scott Freeze, Taisuke Tawaraishi, Yasufumi Wada, Paul D. Greenspan
  • Publication number: 20190152444
    Abstract: A wiper apparatus 4 is configured to wipe a rear windshield of a vehicle body rear portion. Above the vehicle body rear portion, the wiper apparatus is arranged on a rear side and a lower side of an ornamental member arranged to form a space to flow air between the ornamental member and an upper surface portion of the vehicle body rear portion. The wiper apparatus is provided with a flow straightening portion standing on the wiper apparatus and including a surface portion that inclines to a vehicle body rear side from a base portion toward a top portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2019
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Koji OKABE, Masashi MIYAZAWA, Masaki KAWAMURA
  • Patent number: 8434233
    Abstract: An inner cutter, which is used for a rotary shaver, including a plurality of blade supports formed so as to be raised from an inner cutter main body and provided with cutter blades formed, respectively, at the tip ends of the raised blade supports, with positions where the blade supports are raised being located more forward in the direction of rotation of the inner cutter than the leading edge positions of the cutter blades.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Assignee: Izumi Products Company
    Inventor: Masaki Okabe
  • Patent number: 7665214
    Abstract: A rotary electric shaver including a disc-shaped outer cutter 10, which is mounted in the upper part of a shaver main body housing therein a motor and has ring-shaped tracks 18 on the under (inner) surface thereof, and an inner cutter 12A, which has cutter blades 120 that elastically contact the ring-shaped tracks 18 of the outer cutter 10 from below and is rotated by the motor; and in this shaver, the inner cutter 12A has vibration elements 132 that travel in the ring-shaped tracks 18 and have a smaller spring constant, compared to the cutter blade 120, in the direction same as and opposite from the direction in which the cutter blades travel, and the vibration elements 132 vibrate and produce sound when, during shaving, they strike stoppers 134 provided near the vibration elements 132.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2010
    Assignee: Izumi Products Company
    Inventor: Masaki Okabe
  • Patent number: 7621050
    Abstract: An inner cutter of a reciprocating electric shaver having a plurality of arched shaped cutter blades that are integrally formed on a side edge part of the inner cutter and, while making reciprocating motion, makes sliding contact with an inside surface of an arch shaped outer cutter. The end portions of two adjacent cutter blades are joined together and this joined portion is connected to the side edge part via a connecting portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2009
    Assignee: Izumi Products Company
    Inventors: Masaki Okabe, Tetsuhiko Shimizu, Yoshiyuki Mimura
  • Publication number: 20080172881
    Abstract: An inner cutter including a circular hub unit, which is coupled to a rotary drive shaft, and a ring-shaped inner cutter main unit, which is secured to the hub unit and is formed with cutter blades standing up from their lower portions with the upper parts sliding against the inside lower surface of the outer cutter; and the cutter blades being formed with reduced cross-sectional portions that have a dimension in the radial direction of circular hub unit (or of the ring-shaped inner cutter main body) made smaller than a dimension in the radial direction of blade tip ends.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2007
    Publication date: July 24, 2008
    Inventor: Masaki Okabe
  • Publication number: 20080028618
    Abstract: An inner cutter, which is used for a rotary shaver, including a plurality of blade supports formed so as to be raised from an inner cutter main body and provided with cutter blades formed, respectively, at the tip ends of the raised blade supports, with positions where the blade supports are raised being located more forward in the direction of rotation of the inner cutter than the leading edge positions of the cutter blades.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2007
    Publication date: February 7, 2008
    Inventor: Masaki Okabe
  • Patent number: 7313867
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing an inner cutter for a reciprocating electric shaver, including the steps of: press-stamping a thin metal plate to obtain a thin metal plate element that has an outer contour of an unfolded inner cutter and elongated openings that extend substantially perpendicular to the direction of the reciprocating motion the inner cutter makes and further has bridging-portions formed between the elongated openings; pressing the bridging-portions so that each bridging-portion has a final sectional shape of each cutter blade of the inner cutter; twisting the bridging-portions so that the cutter surfaces of the cutter blades are aligned substantially to the surface of the thin metal plate element; forming the thin metal plate element into substantially an arch shape with the cutter surface sides of the cutter blades facing outward; and executing finishing-work on the outer circumferential surface of the arch-shaped thin metal plate element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2008
    Assignee: Izumi Products Company
    Inventor: Masaki Okabe
  • Publication number: 20070277379
    Abstract: A rotary electric shaver including an outer cutter frame mounted on a shaver main body housing a motor therein, outer cutters held in an outer cutter mounting hole formed in this outer cutter frame the upper surfaces thereof providing skin contacting surfaces, and inner cutters that rotate while being pressed against the inner surfaces of the outer cutters and have cutter bodies for cutting hair entering hair introduction openings formed in the outer cutters; wherein the outer cutters are provided tiltable relative to the outer cutter frame, and the outer cutter frame is tiltable relative to the shaver main body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2007
    Publication date: December 6, 2007
    Inventor: Masaki Okabe
  • Publication number: 20070256302
    Abstract: A rotary electric shaver including a shaver main body; a motor installed in the shaver main body; and a plurality of outer cutter units detachably provided on the shaver main body, each of the outer cutter units including an outer cutter and an inner cutter which is rotated by the motor and rotate while sliding against the inner surface of the outer cutter are, and in this shaver, each of the outer cutter unit includes a cutter frame on which the outer cutter is mounted at a top end thereof, and this cutter frame is swingable in any direction, and thus the outer cutter units are swingable independently of each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2007
    Publication date: November 8, 2007
    Inventor: Masaki Okabe
  • Publication number: 20070175043
    Abstract: An electric shaver in which a plurality of mutually separated cutter blades provided in an inner cutter are moved in relative terms while making sliding contact with an outer cutter that is formed with a plurality of hair introduction openings, so that hair that enters into the hair introduction openings of the outer cutter is cut by the cutter blades and the cutter blades are caused to intersect the same hair introduction openings of the outer cutter at different angles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2007
    Publication date: August 2, 2007
    Inventor: Masaki Okabe
  • Publication number: 20070175042
    Abstract: An electric shaver in which a plurality of mutually separated cutter blades provided in an inner cutter are moved in relative terms while making sliding contact with an outer cutter that is formed with a plurality of hair introduction openings, so that hair that enters into the hair introduction openings of the outer cutter is cut by the cutter blades, and the cutter blades are caused to intersect the same hair introduction openings of the outer cutter at different angles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2007
    Publication date: August 2, 2007
    Inventor: Masaki Okabe
  • Patent number: 7243576
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing an inner cutter for a reciprocating electric shaver, including the steps of: press-stamping a thin metal plate to obtain a thin metal plate element that has an outer contour of an unfolded inner cutter and elongated openings that extend substantially perpendicular to the direction of the reciprocating motion the inner cutter makes and further has bridging-portions formed between the elongated openings; pressing the bridging-portions so that each bridging-portion has a final sectional shape of each cutter blade of the inner cutter; twisting the bridging-portions so that the cutter surfaces of the cutter blades are aligned substantially to the surface of the thin metal plate element; forming the thin metal plate element into substantially an arch shape with the cutter surface sides of the cutter blades facing outward; and executing finishing-work on the outer circumferential surface of the arch-shaped thin metal plate element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2007
    Assignee: Izumi Products Company
    Inventor: Masaki Okabe
  • Publication number: 20070124936
    Abstract: A rotary electric shaver including a plurality of substantially disc-shaped outer cutters, which are provided in the upper part of a shaver main body housing therein a motor, and inner cutters, which engage the outer cutters from below and are rotationally driven by the motor so as to cut hair entering into the hair introduction openings formed in the outer cutters; and in addition, substantially cylindrical cutter frames 18 for respectively holding the outer cutters in a depressible manner are provided so that cutter frames 18 can pivot in the upper surface of the shaver main body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2006
    Publication date: June 7, 2007
    Inventor: Masaki Okabe
  • Publication number: 20070113408
    Abstract: A rotary electric shaver including a disc-shaped outer cutter 10, which is mounted in the upper part of a shaver main body housing therein a motor and has ring-shaped tracks 18 on the under (inner) surface thereof, and an inner cutter 12A, which has cutter blades 120 that elastically contact the ring-shaped tracks 18 of the outer cutter 10 from below and is rotated by the motor; and in this shaver, the inner cutter 12A has vibration elements 132 that travel in the ring-shaped tracks 18 and have a smaller spring constant, compared to the cutter blade 120, in the direction same as and opposite from the direction in which the cutter blades travel, and the vibration elements 132 vibrate and produce sound when, during shaving, they strike stoppers 134 provided near the vibration elements 132.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2006
    Publication date: May 24, 2007
    Inventor: Masaki Okabe
  • Publication number: 20070044314
    Abstract: An inner cutter of a reciprocating electric shaver, including a plurality of arch-shaped cutter blades 16 that are integrally formed on a side edge part 28 and, while making reciprocating motion, make a sliding contact with the inside surface of an arch-shaped outer cutter 10; and the end portions of two adjacent cutter blades 16 being joined together, so that this joined portion A is connected to the side edge part 28 via a connecting portion 26.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2006
    Publication date: March 1, 2007
    Inventors: Masaki Okabe, Tetsuhiko Shimizu, Yoshiyuki Mimura