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: 11307358
    Abstract: A method according to one embodiment includes steps of: preparing an optical module and optical fiber holding member; attaching a clip member to a receptacle of the optical module and the optical fiber holding member; and pressing the receptacle of the optical module and the optical fiber holding member from below and pressing the clip member from above. The pressing step has pressing the first flat surface of the receptacle and the second flat surface of the optical fiber holding member at the third flat surface of the clip member, and which performed until the first flat surface of the receptacle and the second flat surface of the optical fiber holding member establish parallelism with the third flat surface of the clip member by using a jig that changes the parallelism of the pressing surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Michio Suzuki, Tomoya Saeki, Yasushi Fujimura
  • Patent number: 11221449
    Abstract: An optical connector according to an embodiment includes: a receptacle in a cylindrical shape, the receptacle being configured to hold a first optical fiber, the receptacle having a flat surface on an outer surface thereof, the flat surface being parallel with a first optical axis of the first optical fiber; a plug in a cylindrical shape, the plug being configured to hold an optical fiber, the plug having a flat surface on an outer surface thereof, the second flat surface being parallel with a second optical axis of the optical fiber; and a clip member having a contact surface the flat surface with the flat surface, the clip member being configured to press the receptacle and the plug against each other for optically coupling the first optical fiber to the second optical fiber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tomoya Saeki, Yasushi Fujimura, Michio Suzuki
  • Patent number: 11168034
    Abstract: A tray including a plate-shaped portion for arranging a plurality of prismatic honeycomb structures having an outer peripheral side surface and partition walls provided on an inner peripheral side of the outer peripheral side surface, the partition walls partitioning a plurality of cells forming flow paths from a first end surface to a second end surface, the plate-shaped portion including: a plurality of corrugated plate-shaped placing portions for placing the prismatic honeycomb structures with the outer peripheral side surface in contact with the placing portions; flat plate-shaped non-placing portions adjacent to each of the corrugated plate-shaped placing portions; and partition walls erected between adjacent corrugated plate-shaped placing portions to prevent the outer peripheral side surfaces of adjacent prismatic honeycomb structures from contacting each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: NGK Insulators, Ltd.
    Inventor: Michio Suzuki
  • Patent number: 11136010
    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: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: AKEBONO BRAKE INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Michio Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20210299610
    Abstract: A honeycomb filter including: a pillar-shaped honeycomb structure having an inflow end face and an outflow end face and including a porous partition wall disposed so as to surround a plurality of cells, the plurality of cells extending from the inflow end face to the outflow end face; inflow side plugging portions disposed at open ends of predetermined cells on the inflow end face side; and outflow side plugging portions disposed at open ends of residual cells on the outflow end face side, wherein the outflow side plugging portions comprise first outflow side plugging portions and second outflow side plugging portions, the plugging length L1 of the first outflow side plugging portions is 10 to 50% of the overall length L0 of the honeycomb structure, and the plugging length L2 of the second outflow side plugging portions is less than 10% of the overall length L0 of the honeycomb structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2021
    Publication date: September 30, 2021
    Applicant: NGK Insulators, Ltd.
    Inventors: Koji FUKUYO, Michio SUZUKI, Yasutaka WATANABE, Ken ITADU
  • Patent number: 11125288
    Abstract: A disc brake system that is an opposed piston brake system. The disc brake system includes a brake caliper having an inboard side and an outboard side. The inboard side of the brake caliper is configured to support more brake pistons than the outboard side of the brake caliper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: AKEBONO BRAKE INDUSTRY CO., LTD
    Inventors: Aurelian Bahmata, Michio Suzuki, Brian Lewis Boyle, Gang Lou, Waleed Mahmoud Al-Mahshi
  • Publication number: 20210284583
    Abstract: A tray including a plate-shaped portion for arranging a plurality of prismatic honeycomb structures having an outer peripheral side surface and partition walls provided on an inner peripheral side of the outer peripheral side surface, the partition walls partitioning a plurality of cells forming flow paths from a first end surface to a second end surface, the plate-shaped portion including: a plurality of corrugated plate-shaped placing portions for placing the prismatic honeycomb structures with the outer peripheral side surface in contact with the placing portions; flat plate-shaped non-placing portions adjacent to each of the corrugated plate-shaped placing portions; and partition walls erected between adjacent corrugated plate-shaped placing portions to prevent the outer peripheral side surfaces of adjacent prismatic honeycomb structures from contacting each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2020
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Applicant: NGK INSULATORS, LTD.
    Inventor: Michio SUZUKI
  • Publication number: 20210199893
    Abstract: A method according to one embodiment includes steps of: preparing an optical module and optical fiber holding member; attaching a clip member to a receptacle of the optical module and the optical fiber holding member; and pressing the receptacle of the optical module and the optical fiber holding member from below and pressing the clip member from above. The pressing step has pressing the first flat surface of the receptacle and the second flat surface of the optical fiber holding member at the third flat surface of the clip member, and which performed until the first flat surface of the receptacle and the second flat surface of the optical fiber holding member establish parallelism with the third flat surface of the clip member by using a jig that changes the parallelism of the pressing surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2020
    Publication date: July 1, 2021
    Applicant: Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd
    Inventors: Michio SUZUKI, Tomoya SAEKI, Yasushi FUJIMURA
  • Publication number: 20200341202
    Abstract: An optical connector according to an embodiment includes: a receptacle in a cylindrical shape, the receptacle being configured to hold a first optical fiber, the receptacle having a flat surface on an outer surface thereof, the flat surface being parallel with a first optical axis of the first optical fiber; a plug in a cylindrical shape, the plug being configured to hold an optical fiber, the plug having a flat surface on an outer surface thereof, the second flat surface being parallel with a second optical axis of the optical fiber; and a clip member having a contact surface the flat surface with the flat surface, the clip member being configured to press the receptacle and the plug against each other for optically coupling the first optical fiber to the second optical fiber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2019
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Applicant: Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tomoya SAEKI, Yasushi FUJIMURA, Michio SUZUKI
  • Publication number: 20200309214
    Abstract: A brake system that includes a first brake piston and a second brake piston; a motor; a distributing assembly that includes a first output and a second output, and a deactivator. The distributing assembly distributes torque or power from the motor to the first brake piston via the first output and to the second brake piston via the second output In a first operating configuration, the deactivator is inactive, and the distributing assembly distributes the torque or power to both of the first and second outputs such that a speed of the first output and the second output varies. In a second operating configuration, the deactivator is configured to deactivate the distributing assembly and the distributing assembly distributes the torque or power to both of the first output and the second output such that the speed of the first output and the second output is generally the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2020
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Inventors: Waleed Mahmoud Al-Mahshi, Michio Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20200306676
    Abstract: A method for producing a honeycomb structure for fine particle collection filters. The honeycomb structure includes a plurality of porous honeycomb segments joined together via joining material layers. The method includes the steps of: forming the outer peripheral wall of each of the porous honeycomb segments so as to have a thickness thicker by a grinding margin; drying the porous honeycomb segments each formed by grinding the outer peripheral wall so as to have the thickness thicker by the grinding margin; firing the dried porous honeycomb segments; grinding and removing the grinding margin of the outer peripheral wall of each of the fired porous honeycomb segments; and applying a joining material to each of the porous honeycomb segments with the grinding margin ground and removed, between joining surfaces of each of the porous honeycomb segments, to join the porous honeycomb segments via the joining material layers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2020
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Applicant: NGK INSULATORS, LTD.
    Inventors: Masaki NISHIOKA, Ken ITADU, Jun INOUE, Yoshitaka TABUCHI, Michio SUZUKI, Daiki NANYA
  • Publication number: 20200306677
    Abstract: A honeycomb structure including a plurality of porous honeycomb block bodies bound via joining material layers A. Each of the porous honeycomb block bodies includes a plurality of porous honeycomb segments bound via joining material layers B, each of the porous honeycomb segment includes: partition walls that defines a plurality of cells to form flow paths for a fluid, each of cells extending from an inflow end face that is an end face on a fluid inflow side to an outflow end face that is an end face on a fluid outflow side; and an outer peripheral wall located at the outermost periphery. At least a part of the joining material layers A has higher toughness than that of the joining material layers B.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2020
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Applicant: NGK INSULATORS, LTD.
    Inventors: Jun INOUE, Michio SUZUKI, Yoshitaka TABUCHI, Keisuke KIMURA
  • Patent number: 10781872
    Abstract: A guide pin assembly, comprising: (a) a sleeve; and (b) a guide pin comprising: (i) a head portion; and (ii) a shaft portion integrally formed with the head portion and extending through a hole of the sleeve, wherein an engaging portion of the shaft portion engages an internal surface of the sleeve, and the sleeve and the guide pin are substantially coaxial; and wherein the guide pin assembly is configured to be inserted in a borehole of a brake caliper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: AKEBONO BRAKE INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Philip Nathanael Jedele, Michio Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20200191211
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a caliper housing and method of assembling the caliper housing. The caliper housing includes a) a caliper body having: i) an inboard side having one or more openings; ii) an outboard side distanced from the inboard side so that a rotor gap is formed between the inboard side and the outboard side; iii) a bridge structure which extends from both the inboard side and the outboard side over the rotor gap and connects the inboard side with the outboard side; and b) one or more cylinder bodies which are hollow, extend through the one or more openings, and are engaged such that the one or more cylinder bodies are non-moveable relative to the one or more openings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Inventor: Michio Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20200132142
    Abstract: A guide pin assembly, comprising: (a) a sleeve; and (b) a guide pin comprising: (i) a head portion; and (ii) a shaft portion integrally formed with the head portion and extending through a hole of the sleeve, wherein an engaging portion of the shaft portion engages an internal surface of the sleeve, and the sleeve and the guide pin are substantially coaxial; and wherein the guide pin assembly is configured to be inserted in a borehole of a brake caliper.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2018
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Inventors: Philip Nathanael Jedele, Michio Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20200096067
    Abstract: A brake system that includes a first brake piston; a second brake piston; a first rotary to linear mechanism disposed inside of the first brake piston; a second rotary to linear mechanism disposed inside of the second brake piston; and a motor. The motor is configured to generate torque and supply the generated torque generally equally to both of the first and the second rotary to linear mechanism during a brake apply. A compressible member may be provided between a first member and the first brake piston, a second member and the second brake piston, or both.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2019
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Inventors: Brian Lewis Boyle, Gang Lou, Michio Suzuki, Waleed Mahmoud Al-Mahshi
  • Publication number: 20200063811
    Abstract: A disc brake system that is an opposed piston brake system. The disc brake system includes a brake caliper having an inboard side and an outboard side. The inboard side of the brake caliper is configured to support more brake pistons than the outboard side of the brake caliper.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2019
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Inventors: Aurelian Bahmata, Michio Suzuki, Brian Lewis Boyle, Gang Lou, Waleed Mahmoud Al-Mahshi
  • Patent number: 10458499
    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: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Akebono Brake Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Waleed Mahmoud Al-Mahshi, Gang Lou, Michio Suzuki
  • 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: D931229
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tomoya Saeki, Michio Suzuki, Yasushi Fujimura