Patents by Inventor Masashi FUNAHASHI

Masashi FUNAHASHI 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: 20200284301
    Abstract: A constant velocity universal joint includes outer and inner joint members that transmit torque while allowing angular displacement via balls, a power transmission shaft connected to the inner joint member in a torque transmittable manner, and a detachable mechanism between the inner joint member and the power transmission shaft to detach the power transmission shaft from the inner joint member. The detachable mechanism includes a cylindrical member externally fit onto the power transmission shaft, spheres movable in a radial direction in the cylindrical member, and an annular member movable in an axial direction on an outer periphery of the cylindrical member. Locking claws are provided at an end of an inner joint member side of the annular member, and a locking groove is provided at an end of an annular member side of the inner joint member. The locking claws are fitted into the locking groove.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2018
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Inventor: Masashi FUNAHASHI
  • Publication number: 20200277997
    Abstract: A constant velocity universal joint is provided which includes an inner ring and an outer ring. A cage is disposed between an outer spherical surface of the inner ring and an inner spherical surface of the outer ring, and has windows in which respective balls are received. The cage has ball contact surface areas with which the balls come into contact, and includes soft portions that are lower in hardness than the ball contact surface areas. The soft portions are formed by local heat treatment at portions of the windows that are kept out of contact with the balls or surface portions around the windows.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2018
    Publication date: September 3, 2020
    Applicant: NTN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tsubasa NISHIKAWA, Masashi FUNAHASHI, Tomoshige KOBAYASHI, Teruaki FUJIO
  • Publication number: 20200271168
    Abstract: A constant velocity universal joint has an outer joint member and an inner joint member that transmits torque while permitting angular displacement due to balls between the inner and outer joint members. An attaching and detaching mechanism for attaching and detaching a power transmission shaft to and from the inner joint member is provided between the inner joint member and the power transmission shaft such that torque can be transmitted between the two. The attaching and detaching mechanism has a cylindrical member that fits over the power transmission shaft, a retaining ring that is radially movable, and an annular member that is axially movable. By using a boot band to fixedly tighten, to the power transmission shaft, a small diameter end portion of a boot closing an opening portion of the outer joint member, the axial position of the annular member is restricted by the small diameter end portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2018
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Inventors: Masashi FUNAHASHI, Shin TOMOGAMI
  • Patent number: 10345232
    Abstract: A method of measuring a state of concrete includes emitting an irradiation light to the concrete, the irradiation light including a wavelength range of near infrared light related to concrete measurement; and receiving a reflection light of the irradiation light P reflected on the concrete. At least five wavelengths ?1 to ?5, ?6 to ?10, different from each other by PLS regression analysis within a wavelength range of 900 nm to 2500 nm of absorption spectrum, are determined, and a degree of neutralization of the concrete caused by calcium hydroxide and a concentration of chloride ion is estimated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: TOPCON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kaoru Kumagai, Shugo Akiyama, Issei Hanya, Peng Zhao, Masashi Funahashi, Yoshimitsu Nakajima, Yuji Shirane
  • Publication number: 20190101167
    Abstract: Track grooves of an outer joint member include first and second track groove portions. An end portion of the ball raceway center line of each of the first track groove portions is located on the opening side with respect to a joint center and a ball raceway center line of each of the second track groove portions is connected to the end portion. A ball raceway center line of each of the track grooves of the inner joint member is formed to be mirror-image symmetrical with a ball raceway center line of a corresponding one of the paired track grooves of the outer joint member with respect to a plane that includes the joint center at an operating angle of 0° and is orthogonal to a joint axial line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2017
    Publication date: April 4, 2019
    Inventors: Teruaki FUJIO, Masashi FUNAHASHI
  • Publication number: 20190017929
    Abstract: To provide a method of measuring a state of concrete capable of easily determining or measuring deterioration of the concrete without using a spectroscopy while maintaining the estimation accuracy. The method of the present disclosure emits an irradiation light to the concrete, the irradiation light including a wavelength range of near infrared light related to concrete measurement; and receives a reflection light of the irradiation light P reflected on the concrete. The method determines at least five wavelengths ?1 to ?5, ?6 to ?10, different from each other by PLS regression analysis within a wavelength range of 900 nm to 2500 nm of absorption spectrum, and estimates a degree of neutralization of the concrete caused by calcium hydroxide and a concentration of chloride ion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Publication date: January 17, 2019
    Inventors: Kaoru KUMAGAI, Shugo AKIYAMA, Issei HANYA, Peng ZHAO, Masashi FUNAHASHI, Yoshimitsu NAKAJIMA, Yuji SHIRANE