Patents by Inventor Masashi Fujimoto

Masashi Fujimoto 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: 20190300380
    Abstract: Disclosed are a particle of a 13-iron oxyhydroxide-based compound represented by Formula (1), in which an average equivalent circle diameter of primary particles is 5 nm to 30 nm, and a coefficient of variation of equivalent circle diameters of the primary particles is 10% to 30% [In Formula (1), A represents at least one kind of metal element other than Fe, and a represents a number that satisfies a relationship of 0?a<1.], and applications thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2019
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Inventors: Kenji NAOI, Takashi FUJIMOTO, Masashi SHIRATA
  • Patent number: 10337611
    Abstract: A variable-speed drive device for a power unit to be used in a vehicle equipped with a stopper pin passed through an opening in a master arm for regulating the amount of rotary movement of the master arm. Shock-absorbing device is provided on the master arm or the stopper pin At least a part of the shock-absorbing device is formed to project into the path along which the stopper pin moves relative to the opening of the master arm, from a stopper pin outer surface or from edge portions of a defining edge of the opening in the master arm onto extension of the stopper pin path. As a result, even if the master arm and the stopper pin contact one another at high speed, it is possible to suppress the sound of contact and suppress an increase in the weight of a stopper pin fixing part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasushi Fujimoto, Hiroyuki Makita, Masashi Koyanagi, Yoshinobu Shiomi, Jun Adachi, Junya Ono
  • Patent number: 10306105
    Abstract: An image scanner has an operation clock generator, a photoelectric converter, an AD converter configured to convert the analog pixel signals serially output by the photoelectric converter to digital pixel data by sampling the analog pixel signals in accordance with an operation clock generated by the operation clock generator, a data generator configured to generate read image data representing an read image of the original based on the pixel data converted by the AD converter, a resolution setter configured to set a reading resolution in the sub scanning direction, and a line period determiner configured to determine the line period to be (integer+decimal value) times a modulation period based on the reading resolution set by the resolution setter, the modulation period being inversion of the modulation frequency. The integer is greater than one and the decimal value is determined based on the reading resolution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kazushi Shumiya, Jie Zheng, Masashi Fujimoto, Takahiro Ikeno
  • Patent number: 10259581
    Abstract: A monitor device including: a display section having a display surface; an operation section disposed at a bottom of the display section and having an operation surface substantially parallel to the display surface; a connecting section disposed at a lateral side of the operation section and having a connecting surface tilted downward relative to the display surface; and a surface switching section that connects the operation surface and the connecting surface to each other, and a normal of the display surface and a normal of the connecting surface form an acute angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masashi Fujimoto, Kaname Tomita, Mitsuhiro Tosa
  • Publication number: 20180139352
    Abstract: An image scanner has an operation clock generator, a photoelectric converter, an AD converter configured to convert the analog pixel signals serially output by the photoelectric converter to digital pixel data by sampling the analog pixel signals in accordance with an operation clock generated by the operation clock generator, a data generator configured to generate read image data representing an read image of the original based on the pixel data converted by the AD converter, a resolution setter configured to set a reading resolution in the sub scanning direction, and a line period determiner configured to determine the line period to be (integer+decimal value) times a modulation period based on the reading resolution set by the resolution setter, the modulation period being inversion of the modulation frequency. The integer is greater than one and the decimal value is determined based on the reading resolution.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Publication date: May 17, 2018
    Inventors: Kazushi SHUMIYA, Jie ZHENG, Masashi FUJIMOTO, Takahiro IKENO
  • Patent number: 9788021
    Abstract: A video display system for a passenger seat of a vehicle. The video display system is configured to be mounted to a seatback of each passenger seat or to other structure such that the system may be utilized by the passenger. The display system includes a video display assembly having a display housing configured to be mounted to structure in the vehicle. A video monitor is housed within the display housing. The video display assembly includes a depending tab portion disposed below the area of the video monitor. The depending tab portion includes a tab display capable of displaying a computer generated graphic and/or information. The display system may also have one or more indicator lights provided adjacent the external edge of the display housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: PANASONIC AVIONICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Paul Anthony Margis, Craig Depner, Mehdi Izadyar, Omar Lopez, Sangho Kim, Kaname Tomita, Mitsuhiro Tosa, Masashi Fujimoto
  • Publication number: 20170290176
    Abstract: A monitor device according to the present disclosure includes: a display section having a display surface; an operation section disposed at a bottom of the display section and having an operation surface substantially parallel to the display surface; a connecting section disposed at a lateral side of the operation section and having a connecting surface tilted downward relative to the display surface; and a surface switching section that connects the operation surface and the connecting surface to each other, and a normal of the display surface and a normal of the connecting surface form an acute angle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2017
    Publication date: October 5, 2017
    Inventors: MASASHI FUJIMOTO, KANAME TOMITA, MITSUHIRO TOSA
  • Patent number: 9694843
    Abstract: A rack-and-pinion steering system includes a pinion shaft having pinion teeth, a rack shaft on which rack teeth are formed which mesh with the pinion teeth; and a rack bush which supports the rack shaft slidably in an axial direction thereof. An outer circumferential surface of the rack shaft includes a first area which is a concave formed on an outer circumferential surface of the rack shaft and extending in the axial direction and a second area which is an area of the outer circumferential surface excluding the first area and lies adjacent to an end portion of the first area in the axial direction. The rack teeth are formed in the first area. A chamfered portion or a rounded portion is provided on a boundary between the end portion of the first area and the second area to chamfer or round a corner portion on the boundary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignees: JTEKT CORPORATION, HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Nobuyuki Taoka, Yoshiyuki Maenaka, Nariaki Sakamoto, Hideo Kometani, Masashi Fujimoto, Agen Nishikido, Isao Shintani, Takumitsu Otani, Hayato Miyakawa
  • Patent number: 9651134
    Abstract: A rack bush for supporting a rack shaft in a rack-and-pinion steering system so that the rack shaft slides in an axial direction thereof includes a teeth side support portion and a back side support portion. Rack teeth are formed in a first area of an outer circumferential surface of the rack shaft. The teeth side support portion contacts a second area of the outer circumferential surface to support the rack shaft from a teeth side where the rack teeth are formed. The second area lies adjacent to the first area in the axial direction. The back side support portion contacts a third area of the outer circumferential surface to support the rack shaft from a back side other than the teeth side. The third area is positioned out of the first area in a circumferential direction around an axis of the rack shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignees: JTEKT CORPORATION, HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Nobuyuki Taoka, Nariaki Sakamoto, Kei Nakate, Hideo Kometani, Agen Nishikido, Masashi Fujimoto, Takumitsu Otani, Hayato Miyakawa
  • Publication number: 20160249073
    Abstract: A video display system for a passenger seat of a vehicle. The video display system is configured to be mounted to a seatback of each passenger seat or to other structure such that the system may be utilized by the passenger. The display system includes a video display assembly having a display housing configured to be mounted to structure in the vehicle. A video monitor is housed within the display housing. The video display assembly includes a depending tab portion disposed below the area of the video monitor. The depending tab portion includes a tab display capable of displaying a computer generated graphic and/or information. The display system may also have one or more indicator lights provided adjacent the external edge of the display housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2015
    Publication date: August 25, 2016
    Applicant: PANASONIC AVIONICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Paul Anthony Margis, Craig Depner, Mehdi Izadyar, Omar Lopez, Sangho Kim, Kaname Tomita, Mitsuhiro Tosa, Masashi Fujimoto
  • Publication number: 20160131242
    Abstract: A rack bush for supporting a rack shaft in a rack-and-pinion steering system so that the rack shaft slides in an axial direction thereof includes a teeth side support portion and a back side support portion. Rack teeth are formed in a first area of an outer circumferential surface of the rack shaft. The teeth side support portion contacts a second area of the outer circumferential surface to support the rack shaft from a teeth side where the rack teeth are formed. The second area lies adjacent to the first area in the axial direction. The back side support portion contacts a third area of the outer circumferential surface to support the rack shaft from a back side other than the teeth side. The third area is positioned out of the first area in a circumferential direction around an axis of the rack shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2015
    Publication date: May 12, 2016
    Inventors: Nobuyuki TAOKA, Nariaki SAKAMOTO, Kei NAKATE, Hideo KOMETANI, Agen NISHIKIDO, Masashi FUJIMOTO, Takumitsu OTANI, Hayato MIYAKAWA
  • Publication number: 20160129931
    Abstract: A rack-and-pinion steering system includes a pinion shaft having pinion teeth, a rack shaft on which rack teeth are formed which mesh with the pinion teeth; and a rack bush which supports the rack shaft slidably in an axial direction thereof. An outer circumferential surface of the rack shaft includes a first area which is a concave formed on an outer circumferential surface of the rack shaft and extending in the axial direction and a second area which is an area of the outer circumferential surface excluding the first area and lies adjacent to an end portion of the first area in the axial direction. The rack teeth are formed in the first area. A chamfered portion or a rounded portion is provided on a boundary between the end portion of the first area and the second area to chamfer or round a corner portion on the boundary.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2015
    Publication date: May 12, 2016
    Inventors: Nobuyuki TAOKA, Yoshiyuki MAENAKA, Nariaki SAKAMOTO, Hideo KOMETANI, Masashi FUJIMOTO, Agen NISHIKIDO, Isao SHINTANI, Takumitsu OTANI, Hayato MIYAKAWA
  • Patent number: 9193300
    Abstract: To provide a ceiling lighting apparatus of an aircraft which can improve maintainability. The ceiling lighting apparatus includes: a ceiling panel 20 that is provided so as to be erected and laid with respect to a ceiling structure 14 that constitutes a ceiling structure of the aircraft with a hinge 15 as a rotation center; and a light 30 that is provided in the ceiling panel 20. A mechanic can perform maintenance of the light 30 in a comfortable posture with the ceiling panel 20 rotated to be suspended from a ceiling. Accordingly, the maintainability can be improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI AIRCRAFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroyasu Aruga, Takafumi Nakatani, Masashi Fujimoto, Zenji Hayakawa, Motohiko Kawaguchi, Toru Ando
  • Publication number: 20150261034
    Abstract: A display apparatus includes a display unit and an exterior frame. The exterior frame is so provided as to cover a back side of the display unit. The exterior frame includes a first surface so disposed as to extend substantially in parallel with a display screen of the display unit, a second surface extended in a such a direction as to cross the first surface and so provided as to surround an outer circumference of the first surface, and a recessed portion formed by the first surface and the second surface into an area recessed as viewed from the back side of the display unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2015
    Publication date: September 17, 2015
    Inventors: Tatsuya KOYAMA, Kaname TOMITA, Masashi FUJIMOTO
  • Patent number: 8766126
    Abstract: A push button switch 1 is so constructed as to disengage the movable contacts 55b, 56b from the fixed contacts 55a, 56a through operation of the push button 2 held in the switch case 3. A first leaf spring 550 is provided in the switch case 3 to act as an opening-biasing means to bias the movable contacts 55b, 56b away from the fixed contacts 55a, 56a. The movable contact 55b is disposed at an end of the first leaf spring 550 and adapted to engage with and disengage from the fixed contact 55a. The first leaf spring 550 is adapted to be at a position where the movable contact 55b is open relative to and disengaged from the fixed contact 55a at zero displacement of the first leaf spring 550.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: IDEC Corporation
    Inventors: Kenichi Kawaguchi, Masazumi Taniguchi, Atsushi Matsumoto, Masashi Fujimoto, Yasuo Onishi
  • Patent number: D753077
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Inventors: Paul Anthony Margis, Craig Allan Depner, Mehdi Izadyar, Omar Lopez, Sangho Kim, Kaname Tomita, Masashi Fujimoto
  • Patent number: D773423
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: Panasonic Avionics Corporation
    Inventors: Paul Anthony Margis, Craig Allan Depner, Mehdi Izadyar, Omar Lopez, Sangho Kim, Kaname Tomita, Masashi Fujimoto
  • Patent number: D812026
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: Panasonic Avionics Corporation
    Inventors: Paul Anthony Margis, Craig Allan Depner, Mehdi Izadyar, Omar Lopez, Sangho Kim, Kaname Tomita, Masashi Fujimoto
  • Patent number: D819582
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Pansonic Avionics Corporation
    Inventors: Mehdi Izadyar, Omar Lopez, Kaname Tomita, Masashi Fujimoto, Mitsuhiro Tosa
  • Patent number: D850396
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Panasonic Avionics Corporation
    Inventors: Mehdi Izadyar, Omar Lopez, Kaname Tomita, Masashi Fujimoto, Mitsuhiro Tosa