Patents by Inventor Michio Suzuki

Michio Suzuki 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: 10450914
    Abstract: The manufacturing method of the plugged honeycomb structure includes a honeycomb structure forming step of forming a pillar-shaped honeycomb structure, and a plugging step of forming plugging portions in end portions of the cells of the honeycomb structure formed in the honeycomb structure forming step, and in the plugging step, there is performed a press pouring operation of pressing one end face of the honeycomb structure into a plugging slurry stored in a bottomed tubular container to pour, under pressure, the plugging slurry into the cells of the honeycomb structure, and as the plugging slurry of the plugging step, there is used a slurry in which a yield point viscosity of a viscous fluidity is 600 Pa·s or more, a recovery viscosity is 300 Pa·s or more, and a high shearing viscosity is 200 Pa·s or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: NGK Insulators, Ltd.
    Inventors: Michio Suzuki, Kojiro Hayashi, Yuji Watanabe
  • Patent number: 10444519
    Abstract: An image projection device includes: one light source unit emitting an image light beam, which forms an image, of visible light and a checking light beam of visible light; an optical system projecting the image light beam emitted from emitted from the one light source unit onto a first surface region of an eye of a user to project the image light beam onto a retina of the user, and projecting the checking light beam emitted from the one light source unit onto a second surface region, which is distant from the first surface region, of the eye of the user; a light detector detecting a reflected light that is the checking light beam reflected by the eye of the user; and a controller controlling at least one of the one light source unit and the optical stem based on a detection result of the reflected light by the light detector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignees: QD LASER, INC., THE UNIVERSITY OF TOKYO
    Inventors: Yasuhiko Arakawa, Mitsuru Sugawara, Makoto Suzuki, Michio Arai
  • Patent number: 10443666
    Abstract: A torque transferring assembly that includes: a first output; a second output; and a spider located in between the first output and the second output. The spider is adapted to support a plurality of torque transferring elements such that each of the torque transferring elements are in communication with both of the first output and the second output. The torque transferring assembly is adapted to supply a torque to both the first output and the second output so that both outputs rotate together until a load or resistance acting on the first output becomes higher than a load or resistance acting on the second output. The torque transferring assembly is then adapted to transfer the torque to the second output so that the first output slows or ceases to rotate, while the second output continues to rotate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Akebono Brake Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Galus Chelaidite, Michio Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20190271391
    Abstract: In a control device of a vehicle including a first power transmission path transmitting a power through a belt-type continuously variable transmission and a second power transmission path transmitting a power through a reduction gear mechanism in parallel between an input shaft and an output shaft and including a dog clutch in series with the reduction gear mechanism in the second power transmission path, when the dog clutch is in an engagement transition state and a rotational speed change of the output shaft is equal to or greater than a predetermined value, the engagement transition state of the dog clutch is canceled to release the dog clutch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2019
    Publication date: September 5, 2019
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hiroki TAKEDA, Kyohei SUZUMURA, Yoshisuke KAMETANI, Kenji MATSUO, Satoshi KAMIJO, Michio YOSHIDA, Toshio SUZUKI, Makoto SAWADA, Takashi SEO
  • Publication number: 20190255475
    Abstract: A honeycomb segment joined body includes a plurality of honeycomb segments; and joining layers for bonding side surfaces of the plurality of honeycomb segments. Each of the joining layers is a cured product of a pasty joining material, and has a standard deviation of joined widths of 0.30 or less. The honeycomb segment joined body is produced by applying pressurization with vibration when joining side surfaces of a plurality of honeycomb segments using a pasty joining material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2019
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Applicant: NGK INSULATORS, LTD.
    Inventors: Yutaka ISHII, Yoshihiro SATO, Michio SUZUKI, Yasutaka WATANABE
  • Publication number: 20190256060
    Abstract: A brake assembly comprising: (a) a caliper including: (i) one or more pistons, (b) one or more rotary to linear actuators that provides an axial force to move the one or more pistons, (c) a motor gear unit in communication with the one or more rotary to linear actuators, the motor gear unit including: (i) a motor; and (b) a motor brake that prevents movement of the motor gear unit, the pistons, or both when the motor is turned off so that a brake apply is maintained, the motor brake including: (i) housing; (ii) an engaging element; (iii) a sleeve, and (iv) a solenoid that is in communication with the sleeve so that when the solenoid moves the sleeve, the engaging element is moved into contact with the housing creating a braking force.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2019
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Inventor: Michio Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10344813
    Abstract: A support portion (23) has three screw insertion portions (23d1, 23d2, and 23d3) which is fixed to a caliper, and arranged so as to surround an output shaft (39). Therefore, it is possible to firmly fix a case (21) to the caliper at these fixing locations. Additionally, since the fixing locations are determined so as to collectively define a “plane”, it is possible to effectively inhibit a sway of the case (21) with respect to the caliper. Furthermore, it is possible to inhibit a twist of the case (21), and it is possible to sufficiently support a vehicle requiring large torque such as a truck.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignees: Mitsuba Corporation, Akebono Brake Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ryosuke Kimura, Takeshi Kuroki, Hiroyuki Kato, Michio Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10316944
    Abstract: A linear stage assembly comprising a nut having a wall defining a bore which has a nut helical thread which includes: a crest, a root, and a flank between the crest and root; a screw having a screw helical thread about an exterior which includes: a crest, a root, and a flank between the crest and the root; wherein the nut and the screw are in a mating relationship so that the nut flank and the screw flank are in contact with one another defining a contact interface which imposes a frictional force that is sufficiently small to allow generally longitudinal movement in response to an actuation load of the screw or the nut relative to the other and sufficiently large to prevent back drive of the screw or the nut relative to the other after the actuation load is removed and in response to an opposing reaction force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: AKEBONO BRAKE INDUSTRY CO., LTD
    Inventors: Michio Suzuki, Galus Chelaidite, Waleed Al-Mahshi
  • Publication number: 20190170807
    Abstract: The radiated noise of a semiconductor device is conveniently evaluated, and the radiated noise of an apparatus equipped with the semiconductor device is estimated. An evaluation method and an evaluation apparatus are provided, including: causing a semiconductor device to perform a switching operation; measuring voltage variation occurring between main terminals of the semiconductor device during the switching operation; and outputting an evaluation benchmark for radiated noise of the semiconductor device based on the voltage variation. The outputting the evaluation benchmark may include calculating the voltage variation in the semiconductor device for each frequency component as the evaluation benchmark.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2019
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Inventors: Hiroki KATSUMATA, Michio TAMATE, Miwako FUJITA, Tamiko ASANO, Yuhei SUZUKI, Takashi KAIMI, Yuta SUNASAKA, Tadanori YAMADA, Ryu ARAKI, Bao Cong HIU
  • Publication number: 20190170798
    Abstract: The radiated noise of a semiconductor device is conveniently evaluated, and the radiated noise of an apparatus equipped with the semiconductor device is estimated. An evaluation method including: making a semiconductor device that is connected parallel to a load by a load cable, perform a switching operation; measuring common-mode current flowing through the load cable during the switching operation; and outputting an evaluation benchmark for radiated noise based on the common-mode current, and an evaluation apparatus are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2019
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Inventors: Hiroki KATSUMATA, Michio TAMATE, Miwako FUJITA, Tamiko ASANO, Yuhei SUZUKI, Takashi KAIMI, Yuta SUNASAKA, Tadanori YAMADA, Ryu ARAKI, Bao Cong HIU
  • Patent number: 10288137
    Abstract: A brake piston includes a piston pocket. The piston pocket receives a nut that is axially moveable along a center axis. The nut is restricted from rotating within the piston pocket when a torque due to a frictional engagement between a nut seal and an inner pocket wall, one or more projections, or both is greater than an it torque at the nut. The nut is rotatable within the piston pocket when a torque due to the frictional engagement between the nut seal and the inner pocket wall, the one or more projections or both is less than the input torque at the nut and is less than the torque due to the frictional engagement between the piston and the piston seal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: AKEBONO BRAKE INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Galus Chelaidite, Michio Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10281653
    Abstract: An optical receiver module that receives a wavelength multiplexed light and a process to assemble the optical receiver module are disclosed. The optical receiver module provides a coupling unit to collimate the wavelength multiplexed light and a device unit that installs an optical de-multiplexer and photodiode elements within a housing. The front wall of the housing through which the wavelength multiplexed light passes is polished in a right angle with respect to the bottom of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Masanobu Kawamura, Fumihiro Nakajima, Kazushige Oki, Hiroshi Hara, Yasushi Fujimura, Kazunori Tanaka, Michio Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20190120310
    Abstract: A brake system comprising: (a) a rotor; and (b) two or more brake assemblies in communication with the rotor, the two or more brake assemblies each including: (i) a caliper; (ii) a piston assembly located within the caliper; and (iii) a motor gear unit in communication with the caliper and configured to move the piston assembly to create a braking force; wherein one or more both of the piston assemblies are moved during a service brake apply or release; and wherein one or both of the piston assemblies are moved during a parking brake apply or release.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2017
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Inventors: Waleed Mahmoud Al-Mahshi, Gang Lou, Michio Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20190056006
    Abstract: A motor assembly that includes a motor, a first output, and a second output. The motor includes an output shaft and a motor housing. The first output in rotational communication with the output shaft such that the first output and the output shaft rotate together. The second output in rotational communication with the motor housing such that the second output and the motor housing rotate together. In a first condition, torque is transmitted to the first output such that the first output and the output shaft rotate together. In a second condition, torque is transmitted to the second output such that the second output and the motor housing rotate together. In a third condition, torque is transmitted to both of the first output and the second output such that the first output and the output shaft rotate together and the second output and the motor housing rotate together.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2018
    Publication date: February 21, 2019
    Inventors: Galus Chelaidite, Michio Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10184536
    Abstract: A brake piston assembly including a brake piston; a rotary to linear stage mechanism including a spindle and a nut; and a ball ramp assembly including a nut ramp plate and a piston ramp plate. The brake piston includes a piston pocket. The ball ramp assembly is located at a bottom wall of the piston pocket. The ball ramp assembly engages a side wall of the piston pocket so that the ball ramp assembly is maintained in the piston pocket after the ball ramp assembly is assembled in the piston pocket. Rotation of the spindle causes the nut to axially move until the nut directly contacts the nut ramp plate, and further axial movement of the nut causes the nut to move the ball ramp assembly and the brake piston against an inboard brake pad to create a clamp force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: AKEBONO BRAKE INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Galus Chelaidite, Michio Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10128974
    Abstract: An optical receiver module that receives wavelength multiplexed light and a process to assemble the optical receiver module are disclosed. The optical receiver module provides a coupling unit to collimate the wavelength multiplexed light and a device unit that installs an optical de-multiplexer and photodiode elements within housing. The front wall of the housing through which the wavelength multiplexed light passes is polished in a right angle with respect to the bottom of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Masanobu Kawamura, Fumihiro Nakajima, Hiroshi Hara, Michio Suzuki, Yasushi Fujimura, Kazushige Oki
  • Patent number: 10124612
    Abstract: A printer includes a battery, and a conveying unit powered by the battery and configured to convey printing media at a first speed and a second speed lower than the first speed, a printing unit that prints on the printing media conveyed by the conveying unit, a measuring device that measures a residual capacity of the battery, a display for displaying information related to the residual capacity of the battery, and a processor configured to control the display to, when the residual capacity of the battery is not less than a predetermined residual capacity value, display first information indicating a total number of the printing media that can be printed at the first speed, and when the residual capacity of the battery is less than the predetermined residual capacity value, display second information indicating a total number of the printing media that can be printed at the second speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shu Satake, Masami Yamanashi, Michio Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20180223932
    Abstract: A brake piston includes a piston pocket. The piston pocket receives a nut that is axially moveable along a center axis. The nut is restricted from rotating within the piston pocket when a torque due to a frictional engagement between a nut seal and an inner pocket wall, one or more projections, or both is greater than an it torque at the nut. The nut is rotatable within the piston pocket when a torque due to the frictional engagement between the nut seal and the inner pocket wall, the one or more projections or both is less than the input torque at the nut and is less than the torque due to the frictional engagement between the piston and the piston seal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2018
    Publication date: August 9, 2018
    Inventors: Galus Chelaidite, Michio Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10005195
    Abstract: Disclosed are a corrugated paperboard cutting control apparatus and a corrugated paperboard cutting control method. Under control of a cutter control device (110), a camera (CA) images a flute arrangement state in a cut section LE of a corrugated paperboard after being cut. A lower-level management device (100) acquires a result of the imaging from the camera.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA ISOWA
    Inventor: Michio Suzuki
  • Patent number: 9989755
    Abstract: A process of installing optical components as precisely aligning optical axes thereof is disclosed. The process, which relates to an optical module having a signal port and/or a local port, and optical components optically coupling the ports with an active device having a built-in photodiode (PD), includes steps of (a) preparing a reference mirror that emulates a housing with a side to which the ports are attached, (b) aligning an optical axis of the auto-collimator with an optical axis of the reference mirror; (c) replacing the reference mirror with the housing; (d) aligning optical axes of the optical components with the optical axis of the auto-collimator; and (e) installing the optical components within the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignees: Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd., Sumitomo Electric Device Innovations, Inc.
    Inventors: Yasushi Fujimura, Yutaka Moriyama, Tomoya Saeki, Michio Suzuki, Satoru Kanemaru