Patents by Inventor Masanori Furusawa

Masanori Furusawa 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: 11173592
    Abstract: A work tool includes a spindle, a clamp shaft, a holding member, an engagement member and a first biasing member. The holding member has a pass-through part. The engagement member is rotatable around a driving axis relative to the holding member between a first position in which the engagement member is allowed to pass through the pass-through part and a second position in which the engagement member is engaged with the holding member. The engagement member allows the clamp shaft to move in an up-down direction relative to the holding member when located in the first position, and to prevent the clamp shaft from moving downward relative to the holding member when located in the second position. The holding member is configured to fixedly hold the clamp shaft relative to the spindle while being biased upward by the first biasing member, with the engagement member in the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: MAKITA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masanori Furusawa, Akira Mizutani
  • Patent number: 11148272
    Abstract: A power tool (100) comprises a motor (110) operably driving a tool bit (119), a tool body (101) housing the motor (110), a handle (109) coupled to the tool body (101), and at least two battery mount parts (160A, 160B) defined on the handle (109) and/or the tool body (101). Each of the battery mount parts (160A, 160B) comprises a battery engaging part (161) configured to detachably engage with battery packs (170A, 170B) by sliding the battery packs (170A, 170B) relative to the battery engaging part (161) in a direction perpendicular to the longitudinal direction of the tool bit (119).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: MAKITA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kiyonobu Yoshikane, Hajime Takeuchi, Yoshiro Tada, Masanori Furusawa, Masao Miwa, Shinji Onoda, Yoshitaka Machida
  • Publication number: 20210299839
    Abstract: A power tool includes a hammer mechanism, a brushless motor and a cooling fan. The brushless motor includes a rotary member having a motor shaft operably coupled to the hammer mechanism for linearly driving a tool accessory. The cooling fan has a first blade part and is configured to be rotated by the rotary member. The cooling fan includes a polymer portion, which forms at least a portion of the first blade part, and a metal portion disposed in or on the polymer portion. When viewed in a direction parallel to a rotational axis of the cooling fan, the metal member at least partially overlaps the first blade part in a radial direction of the cooling fan.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2021
    Publication date: September 30, 2021
    Inventors: Masanori FURUSAWA, Hajime TAKEUCHI, Yoji INOUE
  • Publication number: 20210283758
    Abstract: A power tool includes a motor, a housing, a battery holder and a cushion. The battery holder is held by the housing to be movable at least in a first direction relative to the housing. The battery holder is configured to removably receive a battery for supplying electric power to the motor. The cushion is held by the housing such that the first direction intersects the cushion. When the battery is attached to the battery holder, the cushion is directly or indirectly disposed between the battery and the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2021
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Applicant: MAKITA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masanori FURUSAWA, Hajime TAKEUCHI, Hideki TSUJI, Yoshiro TADA
  • Publication number: 20210237248
    Abstract: A rotary hammer includes a motor, a manipulation member, a main switch, a mode-switching member, a first locking member and a second locking member. The first locking member is configured to selectively lock the manipulation member in an OFF position according to a switching position of the mode-switching member. The second locking member is configured to selectively lock the manipulation member in an ON position according to the switching position of the mode-switching member. The first locking member is allowed to lock the manipulation member in the OFF position both when a hammer mode has been selected and when a drill mode has been selected. The motor is allowed to be driven in a state in which the manipulation member is locked in the ON position by the second locking member only when the hammer mode has been selected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2021
    Publication date: August 5, 2021
    Applicant: MAKITA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masanori FURUSAWA, Hajime TAKEUCHI
  • Patent number: 11072061
    Abstract: A rotary tool includes a motor, a final output shaft, a housing, a detecting mechanism, an interrupting mechanism and a solenoid. The motor includes a motor body and a motor shaft. The final output shaft is configured to be rotationally driven by torque transmitted from the motor shaft. The housing houses the motor and the final output shaft. The detecting mechanism is configured to detect a motion state of the housing. The interrupting mechanism is provided on a transmission path of the torque from the motor shaft to the final output shaft, and configured to interrupt transmission of the torque. The solenoid includes a linearly movable actuation part and is configured to mechanically actuate the interrupting mechanism via the actuation part based on the motion state of the housing detected by the detecting mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: MAKITA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hajime Takeuchi, Masanori Furusawa
  • Patent number: 11052525
    Abstract: A hammer drill includes a housing, a tool holder, a hammering member, a gear, and a conversion member. The gear is switched to a first state where a rotation of the intermediate shaft is transmitted and a second state where the rotation of the intermediate shaft is not transmitted, and a mode switching member is configured to perform a switching operation of the state of the gear from an outside of the housing. The switching of the state of the gear by the mode switching member provides at least two operation modes of a hammer drill mode where the gear integrally rotates with the intermediate shaft to generate the rotation and a reciprocation of the hammering member on the tool holder and a hammer mode where the gear is separated from the rotation of the intermediate shaft to generate only the reciprocation of the hammering member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: MAKITA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masanori Furusawa, Keita Mori, Yoshiro Tada
  • Publication number: 20210178568
    Abstract: In a dust collector for electric power tool, while a casing includes a tubular suction opening portion disposed to protrude forward, a dust collecting route is formed in the casing to ensure capturing a dust suctioned with an air by a filter disposed in a dust box. The suction opening portion is abutted on a surface to be processed and a tool bit of a hammer drill is passable through the suction opening portion. The dust collecting route suctions the air from the suction opening portion and guides the air into the dust box disposed to the casing. The dust box includes a dust removal device (rubber) configured to directly act to the filter from outside to remove the dust accumulated on the filter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2018
    Publication date: June 17, 2021
    Applicant: MAKITA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshitaka MACHIDA, Masanori FURUSAWA
  • Patent number: 10919137
    Abstract: A work tool, in which any one of a plurality of operation modes is selectable and which is configured to operate according to the selected operation mode, includes a switch for driving a tool accessory, an operation member, a mode switching member and a movement restricting mechanism. The operation member is configured to be held in an off-position in a non-pressed state and configured to move to an on-position in response to an external pressing operation. The mode switching member is configured to be switched between a plurality of switching positions in response to an external operation, the switching positions respectively corresponding to the operation modes. The movement restricting mechanism is configured to restrict a movement of the operation member from the off-position to the on-position in interlock with a switching operation of the mode switching member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: MAKITA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hitoshi Iida, Masanori Furusawa, Kei Watanabe
  • Patent number: 10913141
    Abstract: An impact tool includes a motor, a driving mechanism, and a vibration sensor. The driving mechanism is configured to perform a hammering operation of linearly driving a tool accessory along an impact-axis by power of the motor. The impact-axis extends in a front-rear direction of the impact tool. The vibration sensor is configured to detect vibrations. The vibration sensor is disposed such that the vibration sensor is capable of detecting vibrations of a first frequency among vibrations caused in the impact tool, and such that transmission of vibrations of a second frequency to the vibration sensor is suppressed. The vibrations of the first frequency result from the hammering operation. The second frequency is different from the first frequency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: MAKITA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hitoshi Iida, Masanori Furusawa, Hirokatsu Yamamoto, Ryo Umemoto, Yoshinori Sasaki, Akira Naito
  • Patent number: 10875168
    Abstract: A power tool contains a brushless motor that includes a stator having a stack thickness and an outer diameter, a rotor having a diameter, and a motor shaft extending from the rotor and having a rotational axis. A drive mechanism is operably coupled to the motor shaft and is configured to drive a tool accessory in relation to a drive axis. A first housing houses the motor and the drive mechanism. The drive axis does not intersect the brushless motor, but the rotational axis of the motor shaft intersects the drive axis. The outer diameter of the stator is at least five times greater than the stack thickness. Furthermore, the diameter of the rotor is greater than the stack thickness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: MAKITA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hitoshi Iida, Masanori Furusawa
  • Publication number: 20200391369
    Abstract: An impact tool includes a motor, a driving mechanism, a tool body, an elastically-connected part elastically connected to the tool body to be movable at least in a front-rear direction relative to the tool body, a detecting mechanism configured to detect pressing of a tool accessory against a workpiece, and a control part configured to control driving of the motor based on a detection result of the detecting mechanism. The detecting mechanism includes a movable member that is provided in one of the tool body and the elastically-connected part and configured to be moved by relative movement of the other of the tool body and the elastically-connected part in the front-rear direction, and a detector that is provided in the one of the tool body and the elastically-connected part and configured to detect rearward pressing of the tool accessory by detecting movement of the movable member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2020
    Publication date: December 17, 2020
    Applicant: MAKITA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masanori FURUSAWA, Kanako HIRONO, Kei WATANABE
  • Patent number: 10857644
    Abstract: A dust collector includes body, a dust-storing part, a sliding part, a dust-transfer passage, and a biasing member. The sliding part is held by the body to be slidable in a specified axial direction and has a suction port. The dust-transfer passage connects the suction port and the dust-storing part. The biasing member biases the sliding part in a first direction of the axial direction. The sliding part is configured to be normally held in an initial position in which the sliding part protrudes from the body by a specified length in the first direction, and to be moved in a second direction opposite to the first direction against the biasing force when pressed in the second direction. The dust collector includes a cushioning member configured to be interposed between the body and the sliding part in the axial direction when the sliding part is placed in the initial position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: MAKITA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masanori Furusawa, Hideki Tsuji
  • Patent number: 10843321
    Abstract: A power tool includes a tool body, a motor, a handle part, and an elastic member. The tool body extends along the driving axis in the front-rear direction. The motor has a motor shaft. The motor shaft is rotatably supported by the tool body and extends in the front-rear direction. The handle part includes a grip part. The grip part extends in a direction crossing the driving axis. The elastic member is interposed between a rear end portion of the motor shaft and an inner wall surface of the handle part. The elastic member biases the motor shaft and the handle part away from each other in the front-rear direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: MAKITA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Keita Mori, Masanori Furusawa
  • Publication number: 20200361057
    Abstract: A grinder including a motor, a switch operated ON and OFF in accordance with an operation of a switch lever to control a rotation of an output shaft of the motor, a spindle that rotates in accordance with the rotation of the output shaft to rotate a disk-shaped grinding wheel and a brake mechanism controllable with respect to a brake plate that integrally rotates with the output shaft, in a housing, the brake plate includes fins.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2018
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Applicant: MAKITA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kenji SHIBATA, Masanori FURUSAWA
  • Patent number: 10799996
    Abstract: A dust collector includes a main body, a sliding part, and a communication passage. The main body includes an internal region disposed between a power tool and a dust storing region. The sliding part is held by the main body so as to be slidable in a first direction while partly protruding out of the main body through an opening and partly disposed in the internal region. The communication passage extends in a second direction crossing the first direction within the internal region. When the sliding part is placed at a closest position, a distance in the first direction between the opening and an innermost end of the sliding part is longer than a distance between the opening and the communication passage. The sliding part includes an interference avoiding part configured to avoid interference with the communication passage when the sliding part is placed at the closest position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: MAKITA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masanori Furusawa, Hideki Tsuji
  • Publication number: 20200316767
    Abstract: A work tool includes a spindle, a clamp shaft and at least one biasing part. The spindle is configured to be reciprocally rotated within a specified angle range around a driving axis. The spindle has a first inclined face inclined in a direction crossing the driving axis. The clamp shaft includes a shaft part and a head part. The shaft part is configured to be coaxially inserted into the spindle. The head part is formed on a lower end portion of the shaft part and configured to clamp the tool accessory in cooperation with the spindle while a second inclined face of the tool accessory is pressed against the first inclined face. The at least one biasing part is provided in the spindle and configured to always bias the tool accessory downward while the tool accessory is clamped by the head part and the spindle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2020
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Applicant: MAKITA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masanori FURUSAWA, Akira MIZUTANI
  • Publication number: 20200306669
    Abstract: The filter can receive timely dust removal in a reliable manner. A dust collection attachment connectable to a hammer drill includes a dust collection motor that generates a suction force, a filter that catches sucked dust, a solenoid that removes dust accumulating on the filter, and a dust collection controller that controls an operation of the dust collection motor and the solenoid and activates the solenoid when a predetermined condition is satisfied.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2020
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Applicant: MAKITA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshiro TADA, Masanori FURUSAWA
  • Patent number: 10780564
    Abstract: A power tool, such as a rotary hammer or hammer drill, includes a first housing that contains a motor and a drive mechanism for linearly reciprocally driving a tool accessory, and a second housing that includes a handle, a first portion and a second portion. At least one elastic element connects the first and second housings such that the handle is biased away from the first housing. A first set of sliding contact surfaces is defined on or connected to the first housing and the first portion of the second housing. A second set of sliding contact surfaces is defined on or connected to the first housing and the second portion of the second housing. The first and second sets of sliding contact surfaces are located on opposite sides of the motor such that the rotational axis of the motor intersects the first and second sets of sliding contact surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: MAKITA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hitoshi Iida, Masanori Furusawa, Kei Watanabe
  • Patent number: 10751867
    Abstract: A hammer drill includes a switch, an operation member, a lock member, a mode switching member and a linked member. The operation member is normally held in an OFF position and moves to an ON position in response to an external pressing operation. The lock member moves in response to an external operation between a locking position, where the lock member is capable of locking the operation member in the ON position, and a non-locking position, where the lock member is incapable of locking the operation member. The linked member moves to an allowing position for allowing a movement of the lock member when the mode switching member is switched to a switching position corresponding to a hammer mode, and moves to an inhibiting position for inhibiting the movement of the lock member when the mode switching member is switched to a switching position corresponding to a drill mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: MAKITA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hitoshi Iida, Masanori Furusawa