Patents by Inventor Masayuki Hori

Masayuki Hori 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: 10407811
    Abstract: A sewing machine includes a drive shaft rotated by a motor, a cam member fixed to the drive shaft and including a first cam and a second cam, a forked member including a main body member and an auxiliary member, an urging device, and a presser mechanism. At least one of a first cam surface of the first cam and a second cam surface of the second cam is inclined with respect to the drive shaft. The main body member and the auxiliary member are disposed to face each other such that the cam member is clamped between them. The urging device urges the main body member and the auxiliary member in a direction to clamp the cam member. The presser mechanism drives a presser member to hold a cloth, by swinging of the forked member caused by the rotation of the cam member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Daisuke Ueda, Mitsuhiro Iida, Masayuki Hori
  • Publication number: 20180148815
    Abstract: In the microstructure of a hot-forged 6000-series aluminum alloy having a specific chemical composition, grains including small grains with a misorientation of 2° or more are refined, and a KAM, which is an average misorientation of the grains, is controlled within a specific range. This allows the hot-forged 6000-series aluminum alloy to have excellent stress corrosion cracking resistance and still have high tensile strength, high yield strength, and high elongation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2016
    Publication date: May 31, 2018
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Kobe Seiko Sho (Kobe Steel, Ltd.)
    Inventors: Hisao SHISHIDO, Yoshiya INAGAKI, Masayuki HORI
  • Patent number: 9885131
    Abstract: A sewing machine acquires sewing data to sew a cross stitch pattern. The sewing machine sets a planned sewing position of the cross stitch pattern. The sewing machine identities a position of at least one interstice on the sewing workpiece based on the generated image data. The sewing machine determines a sewing: position of the cross stitch pattern based on the set planned sewing position, and on the identified position of the at least one interstice. The sewing machine corrects the sewing data based on the determined sewing position. The sewing machine drives the sewing mechanism and the movement mechanism based on the corrected sewing data, such that the cross stitch pattern is sewn on the sewing workpiece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takafumi Naka, Masayuki Hori
  • Publication number: 20180016722
    Abstract: A sewing machine includes a drive shaft rotated by a motor, a cam member fixed to the drive shaft and including a first cam and a second cam, a forked member including a main body member and an auxiliary member, an urging device, and a presser mechanism. At least one of a first cam surface of the first cam and a second cam surface of the second cam is inclined with respect to the drive shaft. The main body member and the auxiliary member are disposed to face each other such that the cam member is clamped between them. The urging device urges the main body member and the auxiliary member in a direction to clamp the cam member. The presser mechanism drives a presser member to hold a cloth, by swinging of the forked member caused by the rotation of the cam member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2017
    Publication date: January 18, 2018
    Inventors: Daisuke UEDA, Mitsuhiro IIDA, Masayuki HORI
  • Publication number: 20170247782
    Abstract: Provided is a hot-forged 6xxx-series aluminum alloy having excellent corrosion resistance and still having both high strength and good ductility. A forged 6xxx-series aluminum alloy having a specific chemical composition after solution treatment is further subjected to warm working to introduce dislocations into the forged aluminum alloy microstructure. This allows the forged aluminum alloy after artificial aging to have a microstructure which has a high dislocation density, includes a large proportion of small angle grain boundaries, and has a high average number density of precipitates. Thus, the resulting forged aluminum alloy has a 0.2% yield strength of 400 MPa or more and an elongation of 10% or more and combines properties necessary for suspension parts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2017
    Publication date: August 31, 2017
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Kobe Seiko Sho (Kobe Steel, Ltd.)
    Inventors: Katsushi MATSUMOTO, Hisao SHISHIDO, Manabu NAKAI, Masayuki HORI
  • Publication number: 20170167001
    Abstract: It is an object to provide a forged aluminum alloy for automobiles having a high strength. The forged aluminum alloy for automobiles contains Mg: 0.70-1.50 mass %, Si: 0.60-1.50 mass %, Cu: 0.20-0.70 mass %, and Ti: 0.001-0.100 mass %, and contains two elements or more out of Mn: 0.01-0.80 mass %, Cr: 0.10-0.30 mass % and Zr: 0.05-0.25 mass %, the balance being Al and inevitable impurities, in which the number density of acicular precipitates 1 having the circle equivalent diameter of 2-10 nm is 30,000 pieces/?m3 or more.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2016
    Publication date: June 15, 2017
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA KOBE SEIKO SHO (Kobe Steel, Ltd.)
    Inventor: Masayuki HORI
  • Patent number: 9605333
    Abstract: The aluminum alloy forged material for an automobile according to the present invention is composed of an aluminum alloy including Si: 0.7-1.5 mass %, Fe: 0.5 mass % or less, Cu: 0.1-0.6 mass %, Mg: 0.6-1.2 mass %, Ti: 0.01-0.1 mass % and Mn: 0.25-1.0 mass %, further including at least one element selected from Cr: 0.1-0.4 mass % and Zr: 0.01-0.2 mass %, restricting Zn: 0.05 mass % or less, and a hydrogen amount: 0.25 ml/100 g-Al or less, with the remainder being Al and inevitable impurities, wherein the aluminum alloy forged material has an area ratio the <111> texture of 60% or more in a cross section parallel to the extrusion direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: Kobe Steel, Ltd.
    Inventors: Masayuki Hori, Yoshiya Inagaki, Manabu Nakai
  • Publication number: 20170073802
    Abstract: Provided are: a forged aluminum alloy that offers high strength and high toughness and still has excellent corrosion resistance even when having a smaller thickness; and a method for producing the forged aluminum alloy. The forged aluminum alloy contains Mg in a content of 0.70 to 1.50 mass percent, Si in a content of 0.80 to 1.30 mass percent, Cu in a content of 0.30 to 0.90 mass percent, Fe in a content of 0.10 to 0.40 mass percent, Ti in a content of 0.005 to 0.15 mass percent, and at least one element selected from the group consisting of Mn in a content of 0.10 to 0.60 mass percent, Cr in a content of 0.10 to 0.45 mass percent, and Zr in a content of 0.05 to 0.30 mass percent, with the remainder consisting of Al and inevitable impurities. The forged aluminum alloy has a major axis of Q phase of 50 to 500 nm in a maximum-stress-receiving region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2015
    Publication date: March 16, 2017
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Kobe Seiko Sho (Kobe Steel, Ltd.)
    Inventors: Masayuki HORI, Yoshiya INAGAKI
  • Patent number: 9481920
    Abstract: Disclosed is an aluminum alloy forging for use in automotive suspension parts and the like, and a method of manufacture for same. The aluminum alloy forging contains Si 0.4-1.5 wt %, Fe greater than 0.4 wt % and equal to or less than 1.0 wt %, Cu equal to or less than 0.40 wt %, Mg 0.8-1.3 wt % and Ti 0.01-0.1 wt %; Zn is restricted to equal to or less than 0.05 wt %; and the aluminum alloy forging contains at least one selected from among the following group comprising: Mn 0.01-1.0 wt % and Cr 0.1-0.4%; and Zr 0.05-0.2 wt %. Hydrogen content is restricted to 0.25 ml or less per 100 g of Al, and the remainder is composed of unavoidable impurities and Al. The average grain size is 50 ?m or less, the crystallized area ratio is 3% or less, and the average crystallized grain size is 8 ?m or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: Kobe Steel, Ltd.
    Inventors: Masayuki Hori, Yoshiya Inagaki
  • Patent number: 9302404
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a moving device moving a holding member and a cutting or printing head relative to each other. The apparatus specifies, as a designated position, a position of an ultrasonic source located within a projection range on the holding member. The apparatus determines an edit pattern to be applied to an object based on the designated position to be specified and also determines a cutting or printing position on the object based on the designated position to be specified. The edit pattern is projected onto a holding region of the holding member and a menu image is projected onto an edge region of the holding member. The apparatus edits the edit pattern according to editing contents and generates data to perform cutting or printing on the object. The apparatus controls the moving device based on the generated data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Mika Matsushima, Masayuki Hori
  • Patent number: 9283687
    Abstract: An apparatus includes an information obtaining device configured to obtain information representing an optionally designated position on an object, a projector, a processing device, a pattern specifying device and a control device. The control device is configured to cause the apparatus to specify two designated positions on an object based on information obtained by the information obtaining device, to change a size of a specified pattern according to a distance between the specified designated positions, to cause the projector to project a marker onto the object in a size matched with the changed size of the pattern, based on the specified designated positions on the object, to determine a cutting or printing position of the pattern based on the specified designated positions on the object and to control the processing device to perform cutting or printing of the pattern in the changed size at the determined cutting or printing positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yoko Yamanashi, Mika Matsushima, Masayuki Hori
  • Patent number: 9279173
    Abstract: An aluminum alloy forged material for automotive vehicles comprises 0.6˜1.2 mass % of Mg, 0.7˜1.5 mass % of Si, 0.1.˜0.5 mass % of Fe, 0.01˜0.1 mass % of Ti, 0.3˜1.0 mass % of Mn, at least one of 0.1˜0.4 mass % of Cr and 0.05˜0.2 mass % of Zr, a restricted amount of Cu that is less than or equal to 0.1 mass %, a restricted amount of Zn that is less than or equal to 0.05 mass %, a restricted amount of H that is less than or equal to 0.25 ml in 100 g Al and a remainder of Al and inevitably contained impurities, and the material includes precipitated crystalline particles among which the largest one has a maximum equivalent circle diameter equal to or less than 8 ?m and an area ratio of the precipitated crystalline particles is equal to or less than 3.6%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Assignee: Kobe Steel, Ltd.
    Inventors: Masayuki Hori, Yoshiya Inagaki, Manabu Nakai
  • Patent number: 9175372
    Abstract: It is an object to provide an aluminum alloy forged material for an automobile excellent in tensile strength while maintaining excellent corrosion resistance, and a method for manufacturing the same. Provided are the aluminum alloy forged material for an automobile and a method for manufacturing the same, the aluminum alloy forged material being composed of an aluminum alloy including Si: 0.7-1.5 mass %, Fe: 0.1-0.5 mass %, Mg: 0.6-1.2 mass %, Ti: 0.01-0.1 mass % and Mn: 0.3-1.0 mass %, further including at least one element selected from Cr: 0.1-0.4 mass % and Zr: 0.01-0.2 mass %, restricting Cu: 0.1 mass % or less and Zn: 0.05 mass % or less, and a hydrogen amount: 0.25 ml/100 g-Al or less, the remainder being Al and unavoidable impurities, in which the depth of recrystallization from the surface is 5 mm or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: Kobe Steel, Ltd.
    Inventors: Masayuki Hori, Yoshiya Inagaki
  • Patent number: 9127383
    Abstract: A sewing machine includes a position acquisition device, a projection device, a processor, and a memory. The position acquisition device is configured to acquire information describing at least one designated position, each of the at least one designated position being a position on a sewing workpiece. The projection device is configured to project an image onto the sewing workpiece. The memory is configured to store non-transitory computer-readable instructions that instruct the processor to execute a step that includes specifying the at least one designated position on the sewing workpiece described by the information acquired by the position acquisition device. The memory is also configured to store non-transitory computer-readable instructions that instruct the processor to execute a step that includes causing the projection device to project a visually recognizable marker onto the sewing workpiece, based on the specified at least one designated position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yoko Yamanashi, Mika Matsushima, Masayuki Hori
  • Publication number: 20150128835
    Abstract: A sewing machine acquires sewing data to sew a cross stitch pattern. The sewing machine sets a planned sewing position of the cross stitch pattern. The sewing machine identities a position of at least one interstice on the sewing workpiece based on the generated image data. The sewing machine determines a sewing: position of the cross stitch pattern based on the set planned sewing position, and on the identified position of the at least one interstice. The sewing machine corrects the sewing data based on the determined sewing position. The sewing machine drives the sewing mechanism and the movement mechanism based on the corrected sewing data, such that the cross stitch pattern is sewn on the sewing workpiece.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2014
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: Takafumi NAKA, Masayuki HORI
  • Publication number: 20140367001
    Abstract: Provided is an aluminum alloy forged material comprising an excess amount of Si and a large quantity of a strength-increasing element such as Cu or Mn, and by which high strength and high toughness can be stably obtained even if the forged material is thinned, and also provided is a method for producing the same. A forged material constituted from an aluminum alloy which contains prescribed quantities of Mg, Si, Cu, Fe, Ti and B and further contains one or more elements selected from among Mn, Cr and Zr, with the remainder comprising Al and inevitable impurities, wherein the electrical conductivity measured at 20° C. on the surface of the aluminum alloy is greater than 42.5% IACS but not more than 46.0% IACS, and the forged aluminum alloy material has 0.2% proof stress of 360 MPa or more and Charpy impact value of 6 J/cm2 or more.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2013
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Kobe Seiko Sho (Kobe Steel, Ltd.)
    Inventors: Yoshiya Inagaki, Masayuki Hori
  • Publication number: 20140352559
    Abstract: An apparatus performing cutting or printing on an object includes a moving device, a detection device detecting ultrasonic waves and a control device configured to cause the apparatus to specify, as a designated position, a position of an ultrasonic source on the object, based on the detected ultrasonic waves, when the object is located at a predetermined position, to determine at least one of an edit pattern to be applied to the object and a cutting position or a printing position, based on the specified designated position, to generate data to perform cutting or printing on the object based on the determined one of the edit pattern and the cutting or printing position, and to control the moving device based on the generated data to move the object and the cutting or printing head relative to each other, performing cutting or printing on the object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Applicant: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Mika Matsushima, Masayuki Hori
  • Publication number: 20140352511
    Abstract: An apparatus includes an information obtaining device configured to obtain information about cutting or printing of an object, a projector configured to be capable of projecting a marker onto the object, and a control device configured to instruct the apparatus to specify a position on the object based on the information obtained by the information obtaining device and to cause the projector to project the marker onto the object based on the specified position on the object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Applicant: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yoko Yamanashi, Mika Matsushima, Masayuki Hori
  • Patent number: 8897908
    Abstract: A sewing data creation apparatus includes an area specification portion that specifies at least one area in which a plurality of stitches are to be formed and a sewing data creation portion that creates sewing data for forming the plurality of stitches in each of the specified at least one area and for forming an overlapping portion in a case where the specified at least one area includes a first area and a second area. The overlapping portion is a region in which at least one of the first area and the second area is enlarged in a direction that extends across a boundary line, such that a portion of the plurality of stitches to be formed in the first area is one of intersected and overlapped by a portion of the plurality of stitches to be formed in the second area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Tomotaka Katano, Chiyo Koga, Takashi Hirata, Satoko Hishida, Masayuki Hori
  • Patent number: 8869723
    Abstract: An embroidery frame transport device includes a carriage and a first drive mechanism. The carriage rotatably supports an embroidery frame and that is capable of moving in a first direction. The first drive mechanism is provided separately from the carriage, that transports the carriage in the first direction and that causes the embroidery frame supported by the carriage to rotate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Katsuhisa Hasegawa, Midori Magara, Masayuki Hori