Patents by Inventor Masayuki Orihara

Masayuki Orihara 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: 20190098707
    Abstract: A heating apparatus (2) includes a high frequency power supply (3), a left conductive plate (4), a right conductive plate (5), a left heating coil (11), and a right heating coil (12). The left heating coil (11) includes a left conductor portion (21). The left conductor portion (21) faces a gear tooth (7a) of a helical gear (7) and extends in a direction orthogonal to the direction in which the gear tooth (7a) extends. The left heating coil (11) includes a focusing magnetic body (31) which focuses magnetic flux in the left conductor portion (21) and concentrates the magnetic flux on a surface of the gear tooth (7a). The left heating coil (11) includes an upper inducing magnetic body (32) which induces a part of the magnetic flux flowing in a tooth root of the gear tooth (7a) into a tooth tip of the gear tooth (7a).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2018
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Inventors: Masayuki Orihara, Hiroaki Mase, Yasuaki Matsumoto, Junko Tanaka, Ryosuke Fukuchi, Hiroko Watanabe, Yasufumi Nakai, Akihiro Hanaki
  • Patent number: 9293894
    Abstract: An ionizer that acts as an electric charge generating device includes a first high voltage power source and a second high voltage power source, which are disposed in confronting relation to each other, and a first wiring arrangement and a second wiring arrangement, which are disposed in confronting relation to each other. The first high voltage power source applies an AC high voltage to needle electrodes via the first wiring arrangement, whereas the second high voltage power source applies an AC high voltage, which is 180° out of phase with the aforementioned AC high voltage, to needle electrodes via the second wiring arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: SMC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Satoshi Suzuki, Masayuki Orihara
  • Patent number: 8830650
    Abstract: An ionizer includes two needle electrodes, and a high voltage generating unit for applying a first AC voltage to one of the needle electrodes, and for applying a second AC voltage, having a frequency higher than a frequency of the first AC voltage, to another of the needle electrodes. Static charge of a charged body is eliminated by releasing generated positive ions or negative ions, which are generated in the vicinity of the needle electrodes, toward the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: SMC Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Satoshi Suzuki, Nobuhiro Fujiwara, Masayuki Orihara
  • Publication number: 20130258543
    Abstract: An ionizer that acts as an electric charge generating device includes a first high voltage power source and a second high voltage power source, which are disposed in confronting relation to each other, and a first wiring arrangement and a second wiring arrangement, which are disposed in confronting relation to each other. The first high voltage power source applies an AC high voltage to needle electrodes via the first wiring arrangement, whereas the second high voltage power source applies an AC high voltage, which is 180° out of phase with the aforementioned AC high voltage, to needle electrodes via the second wiring arrangement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Applicant: SMC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Satoshi SUZUKI, Masayuki Orihara
  • Patent number: 8116060
    Abstract: An ionizer includes a fan for blowing air, the fan being provided in an air blowing port which opens in a case, and a plurality of discharge electrodes for generating positive and negative ions by corona discharge, the discharge electrodes being provided in the case at positions facing the air blowing port. The ionizer also includes a plurality of discharge electrode pairs each constituted by two discharge electrodes for generating ions of different polarities. When a tip-center distance denotes a distance from the electrode tip to the center of the air blowing port, the tip-center distances of the two discharge electrodes in the discharge electrode pairs are different from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2012
    Assignee: SMC Corporation
    Inventors: Masayuki Orihara, Takayuki Toshida, Akira Tadano
  • Publication number: 20110134580
    Abstract: An ionizer includes two needle electrodes, and a high voltage generating unit for applying a first AC voltage to one of the needle electrodes, and for applying a second AC voltage, having a frequency higher than a frequency of the first AC voltage, to another of the needle electrodes. Static charge of a charged body is eliminated by releasing generated positive ions or negative ions, which are generated in the vicinity of the needle electrodes, toward the body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2010
    Publication date: June 9, 2011
    Applicant: SMC Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Satoshi SUZUKI, Nobuhiro FUJIWARA, Masayuki ORIHARA
  • Patent number: 7940509
    Abstract: Discharge electrodes for generating ion and a member for cleaning the discharge electrodes are mounted on an electrode support frame, which is detachably attached to the case of an ionizer. When the electrode support frame is attached to the case, the cleaning member occupies a retraction position where the cleaning member does not shut off or disturb air that is supplied from a fan. Upon the detachment of the electrode support frame from the case, the cleaning member becomes moveable. Then, the cleaning member is moved while being brought into contact with the discharging parts of the discharge electrodes one after another. As a result, the cleaning member sweeps dust or other particles off the discharging parts thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2011
    Assignee: SMC Corporation
    Inventors: Masayuki Orihara, Takayuki Toshida, Akira Tadano
  • Patent number: 7898790
    Abstract: An ionizer is formed by coupling a fan unit provided with a discharge electrode and a fan and a control unit provided with an indicator and an adjuster to each other, and both units are changeable between a normal coupling condition, where both are directed in the same direction, and an opposite coupling condition, where they are directed in opposite directions to each other, and in addition, a power/signal arrangement of the connection terminals of the separate connector is bilaterally symmetrical such that same power and signals ale transmitted and received between the separate connectors of both units connected to each other in either coupling condition of aforementioned both units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2011
    Assignee: SMC Corporation
    Inventors: Masayuki Orihara, Takayuki Toshida, Akira Tadano
  • Publication number: 20100033891
    Abstract: Discharge electrodes for generating ion and a member for cleaning the discharge electrodes are mounted on an electrode support frame, which is detachably attached to the case of an ionizer. When the electrode support frame is attached to the case, the cleaning member occupies a retraction position where the cleaning member does not shut off or disturb air that is supplied from a fan. Upon the detachment of the electrode support frame from the case, the cleaning member becomes moveable. Then, the cleaning member is moved while being brought into contact with the discharging parts of the discharge electrodes one after another. As a result, the cleaning member sweeps dust or other particles off the discharging parts thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2009
    Publication date: February 11, 2010
    Applicant: SMC Corporation
    Inventors: Masayuki ORIHARA, Takayuki Toshida, Akira Tadano
  • Publication number: 20100008010
    Abstract: An ionizer includes a fan for blowing air, the fan being provided in an air blowing port which opens in a case, and a plurality of discharge electrodes for generating positive and negative ions by corona discharge, the discharge electrodes being provided in the case at positions facing the air blowing port. The ionizer also includes a plurality of discharge electrode pairs each constituted by two discharge electrodes for generating ions of different polarities. When a tip-center distance denotes a distance from the electrode tip to the center of the air blowing port, the tip-center distances of the two discharge electrodes in the discharge electrode pairs are different from each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2009
    Publication date: January 14, 2010
    Applicant: SMC Corporation
    Inventors: Masayuki ORIHARA, Takayuki TOSHIDA, Akira TADANO
  • Publication number: 20090262482
    Abstract: An ionizer is formed by coupling a fan unit provided with a discharge electrode and a fan and a control unit provided with an indicator and an adjuster to each other, and both units are changeable between a normal coupling condition, where both are directed in the same direction, and an opposite coupling condition, where they are directed in opposite directions to each other, and in addition, a power/signal arrangement of the connection terminals of the separate connector is bilaterally symmetrical such that same power and signals ale transmitted and received between the separate connectors of both units connected to each other in either coupling condition of aforementioned both units.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2009
    Publication date: October 22, 2009
    Applicant: SMC Corporation
    Inventors: Masayuki ORIHARA, Takayuki Toshida, Akira Tadano
  • Patent number: D595398
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2009
    Assignee: SMC Corporation
    Inventors: Masayuki Orihara, Takayuki Toshida, Akira Tadano
  • Patent number: D605278
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2009
    Assignee: SMC Corporation
    Inventors: Masayuki Orihara, Takayuki Toshida, Akira Tadano
  • Patent number: D605279
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2009
    Assignee: SMC Corporation
    Inventors: Masayuki Orihara, Takayuki Toshida, Akira Tadano
  • Patent number: D606645
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2009
    Assignee: SMC Corporation
    Inventors: Masayuki Orihara, Takayuki Toshida, Akira Tadano
  • Patent number: D608880
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2010
    Assignee: SMC Corporation
    Inventors: Masayuki Orihara, Takayuki Toshida, Akira Tadano
  • Patent number: D626206
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2010
    Assignee: SMC Corporation
    Inventors: Masayuki Orihara, Akira Tadano, Takayuki Toshida
  • Patent number: D652132
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2012
    Assignee: SMC Corporation
    Inventors: Masayuki Orihara, Akira Tadano, Takayuki Toshida
  • Patent number: D754316
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: SMC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takashi Yasuoka, Suguru Konno, Masayuki Orihara
  • Patent number: D754317
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: SMC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takashi Yasuoka, Suguru Konno, Masayuki Orihara