Patents by Inventor Michio Yamaguchi

Michio Yamaguchi 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: 5969290
    Abstract: The invention provides a thermoelectric element produced by placing a powder of thermoelectric material over an electrode plate first and then an electrode plate over the power to form superposed layers, and thereafter sintering the powder with a pressure applied thereto perpendicular to the superposed layers. The electrode plates and the thermoelectric material are joined into an integral assembly before fabricating a thermoelectric module. The invention provides a thermoelectric module which is produced by arranging p-type thermoelectric elements and n-type thermoelectric elements alternately in a row at a predetermined interval, each of the elements comprising a thermoelectric material provided between and joined to a pair of opposed electrode plates, and interconnecting pairs of spaced adjacent upper electrode plates and pairs of spaced adjacent lower electrode plates alternately by brazing to electrically connect the p-type and n-type thermoelectric elements in series.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 1997
    Date of Patent: October 19, 1999
    Assignee: Kubota Corporation
    Inventors: Shuzo Kagawa, Isao Endo, Hideki Satake, Michio Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 5230840
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing thermoplastic resin molded optical members comprising a thermoplastic resin material into a mold, defoaming thermoplastic resin material in vacuo at a specific temperature for causing the loaded thermoplastic resin material to melt and to flow, and producing a molded optical member by gradually cooling off the mold in the upward direction from the bottom side while pressurizing the interior of the mold with an inert gas. The inner surface of the mold is preferably preliminarily coated with a release material such as fluoroplastic containing either fluorinated alicyclic group or a fluorinated heterocyclic group in the main chain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 1991
    Date of Patent: July 27, 1993
    Assignee: The Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masaki Nishiguchi, Yoshiaki Ohishi, Kazuo Chiba, Michio Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 4827530
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for recognizing a Korean character to be assembled from an inputted Korean alphabet row and an apparatus therefor includes, in the method the steps of judging whether an inputted Korean alphabet row is monoconsonants or double consonants among consonants and judging whether it is horizontal vowels or vertical vowels among vowels, and assembling a Korean character on the basis of a judgement as to whether any combination of monoconsonants is possible or any combination of horizontal vowels and vertical vowels is possible and a judgement as to whether any double consonant can be arranged as the final consonant in conformity with the assembled status of the Korean alphabet row previously inputted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 1986
    Date of Patent: May 2, 1989
    Assignee: Oki Electric Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Michio Yamaguchi, Junji Shinoda
  • Patent number: 4369714
    Abstract: A cable car type vehicle arrester features a pair of trumpet bars which are interconnected by a link which either maintains the distance between the bars constant or reduces same upon one of the bars being deflected outboard of its home or rest position. This reduces the free swinging time of the vehicle between bars and increases the distance through which the bars subsequent to the initial deflection are deflectable by the vehicle. This accordingly increases the stroke of shock absorbers associated with the bars increasing the conversion of the kinetic energy of the vehicle. Casters can be provided to support the bars to allow longer lighter bars with less robust bearing and structural members. The casters can be run on a corrugated surface to cam the bars vertically further increasing the kinetic energy conversion and endow a self-centering action on the arrester.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 1980
    Date of Patent: January 25, 1983
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masaaki Morita, Michio Yamaguchi, Hiroyuki Asano