Patents by Inventor Minoru Aoki

Minoru Aoki 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: 10396641
    Abstract: An object is to easily inject resin into a gap of a laminated core which constitutes a rotating electric machine. Included are: a resin supplying unit which feeds the resin; and a resin injection unit which injects the resin into an axial hole of the laminated core. The resin injection unit has an injection pipe and an elastic ring attached to the injection pipe. This elastic ring is made to firmly attach to the inner periphery of the axial hole; the resin is supplied from the resin supplying unit; and the resin is injected into the gap of the laminated core through the axial hole of the laminated core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Minoru Aoki, Yoshihide Kikuichi, Tetsuro Yanagi, Yuichiro Sasaki, Koji Mio, Hideaki Shigekiyo
  • Patent number: 9943881
    Abstract: An ultrasound transducer includes an electric vibrator including a vibrator contact layer, to transmit and receive ultrasound wave, and a circuit-board including a circuit contact layer connected to the vibrator contact layer, to transmit and receive ultrasound signals via the vibrator contact layer. A maximum width which width is an extent of a shorter side of the circuit contact layer, is same to a width of the electric vibrator. The circuit contact layer includes a bonding area that extends to a surface of a circuit-board and a surface of the vibrator contact layer. An adhesive is provided in the bonding area to adhere the electric vibrator and the circuit-board to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Kengo Okada, Minoru Aoki, Hiroyuki Shikata, Takashi Kubota, Yasuhiro Ona
  • Patent number: 9895136
    Abstract: According to the present embodiment, the ultrasound probe includes a piezoelectric vibrator, an open/short switching board, a short terminal, and a GND terminal. Then, the open/short switching board and the short terminal switch between a short state in which the electrode of the piezoelectric vibrator is connected to the GND terminal and an open state in which the electrode of the piezoelectric vibrator is not connected to the GND terminal, at any timing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation
    Inventor: Minoru Aoki
  • Patent number: 9172024
    Abstract: A backing material is provided on the back face side of a piezoelectric transducer, with a first width substantially equal to the piezoelectric transducer widthwise and perpendicular to the radiation direction. A front face of a layer located on the front face side with regard to a wiring pattern has a width substantially equal to the first width. Moreover, the back face of this layer has a second width shorter than the first width. A space is provided between this layer and the backing material due to the difference between the first width and the second width of this layer, and a covering member covering the wiring pattern covers the wiring pattern extending at least from the folded section of the flexible substrate into the space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignees: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba, Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Kengo Okada, Hiroyuki Shikata, Minoru Aoki, Satoru Tezuka, Yasuhisa Makita
  • Publication number: 20150288263
    Abstract: An object is to easily inject resin into a gap of a laminated core which constitutes a rotating electric machine. Included are: a resin supplying unit which feeds the resin; and a resin injection unit which injects the resin into an axial hole of the laminated core. The resin injection unit has an injection pipe and an elastic ring attached to the injection pipe. This elastic ring is made to firmly attach to the inner periphery of the axial hole; the resin is supplied from the resin supplying unit; and the resin is injected into the gap of the laminated core through the axial hole of the laminated core.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2014
    Publication date: October 8, 2015
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Minoru Aoki, Yoshihide Kikuichi, Tetsuro Yanagi, Yuichiro Sasaki, Koji Mio, Hideaki Shigekiyo
  • Publication number: 20150251219
    Abstract: An ultrasound transducer includes an electric vibrator including a vibrator contact layer, to transmit and receive ultrasound wave, and a circuit-board including a circuit contact layer connected to the vibrator contact layer, to transmit and receive ultrasound signals via the vibrator contact layer. A maximum width which width is an extent of a shorter side of the circuit contact layer, is same to a width of the electric vibrator. The circuit contact layer includes a bonding area that extends to a surface of a circuit-board and a surface of the vibrator contact layer. An adhesive is provided in the bonding area to adhere the electric vibrator and the circuit-board to each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2015
    Publication date: September 10, 2015
    Applicants: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA, TOSHIBA MEDICAL SYSTEMS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kengo OKADA, Minoru Aoki, Hiroyuki Shikata, Takashi Kubota, Yasuhiro Ona
  • Publication number: 20150250447
    Abstract: A puncture adapter includes a guide of a puncture needle, a gripper to hold an ultrasound probe, and a pinch. The gripper grips the ultrasound probe. The puncture adapter is attached to the ultrasound probe by the engagement between the gripper and the ultrasound probe. The pinch is used to release the grip of the gripper. The pinch is located adjacent to the gripper in a direction that intersects a direction in which the gripper grips the ultrasound probe.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2015
    Publication date: September 10, 2015
    Applicants: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba, Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Takashi KUBOTA, Takashi TAKEUCHI, Yasuhisa MAKITA, Minoru AOKI
  • Publication number: 20150157293
    Abstract: The ultrasound probe insertable into a body cavity of a subject has a clamped member including a plurality of pairs of clamped surfaces capable of being clamped by a forcep. The clamped member is formed so as to protrude from a surface which is the opposite side of the surface from where ultrasound waves are emitted, among the surfaces of the probe head.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2014
    Publication date: June 11, 2015
    Applicants: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba, Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Koichi SHIBAMOTO, Hideki Kosaku, Takashi Kubota, Takashi Takeuchi, Minoru Aoki
  • Patent number: 8870775
    Abstract: A generating unit generates a plurality of ultrasonic cross-sectional images at a plurality of angles when an ultrasonic wave emitting surface in an ultrasonic probe is rotated. A regenerating unit saves information on the angle of the ultrasonic wave emitting surface when a predetermined condition is satisfied, and rotates the ultrasonic wave emitting surface from the angle of the ultrasonic wave emitting surface different from the saved angle information to the angle based on the saved angle information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignees: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba, Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Yutaka Oonuki, Hiroyuki Shikata, Hideki Kosaku, Takashi Ogawa, Minoru Aoki
  • Patent number: 8717848
    Abstract: An ultrasound probe is provided that may improves specific desensitization of the frequency observed in the frequency characteristics and/or directional characteristics. The ultrasound probe related to this embodiment comprises an ultrasound transducer 10 and a plurality of acoustic matching layers 20 arranged in layers in the direction of irradiation irradiated from the ultrasound transducer 10, wherein, the plurality of acoustic matching layers 20 form a film and each of the adjacent acoustic impedance of longitudinal waves is substantially the same and has a different Poisson's ratio.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignees: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba, Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Koichi Shibamoto, Hiroyuki Shikata, Minoru Aoki, Takashi Takeuchi
  • Publication number: 20130241355
    Abstract: A backing material is provided on the back face side of a piezoelectric transducer, with a first width substantially equal to the piezoelectric transducer widthwise and perpendicular to the radiation direction. A front face of a layer located on the front face side with regard to a wiring pattern has a width substantially equal to the first width. Moreover, the back face of this layer has a second width shorter than the first width. A space is provided between this layer and the backing material due to the difference between the first width and the second width of this layer, and a covering member covering the wiring pattern covers the wiring pattern extending at least from the folded section of the flexible substrate into the space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Applicants: Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation, Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Kengo OKADA, Hiroyuki Shikata, Minoru Aoki, Satoru Tezuka, Yasuhisa Makita
  • Publication number: 20130229893
    Abstract: An ultrasound probe is provided that may improves specific desensitization of the frequency observed in the frequency characteristics and/or directional characteristics. The ultrasound probe related to this embodiment comprises an ultrasound transducer 10 and a plurality of acoustic matching layers 20 arranged in layers in the direction of irradiation irradiated from the ultrasound transducer 10, wherein, the plurality of acoustic matching layers 20 form a film and each of the adjacent acoustic impedance of longitudinal waves is substantially the same and has a different poisson's ratio.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2011
    Publication date: September 5, 2013
    Applicants: TOSHIBA MEDICAL SYSTEMS CORPORATION, KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Koichi Shibamoto, Hiroyuki Shikata, Minoru Aoki, Takashi Takeuchi
  • Publication number: 20130231568
    Abstract: According to the present embodiment, the ultrasound probe includes a piezoelectric vibrator, an open/short switching board, a short terminal, and a GND terminal. Then, the open/short switching board and the short terminal switch between a short state in which the electrode of the piezoelectric vibrator is connected to the GND terminal and an open state in which the electrode of the piezoelectric vibrator is not connected to the GND terminal, at any timing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2013
    Publication date: September 5, 2013
    Applicants: Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation, Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventor: Minoru Aoki
  • Patent number: 8477385
    Abstract: An image reading apparatus includes a casing, a light emitting section, a substrate, a support member, and a light guide. The light emitting section includes plural point light sources disposed in a row. The light emitting section is installed to a first face of the substrate. The support member is installed to the casing and supports a second face of the substrate at a projection portion where a position of the light emitting section is projected at the second face of the substrate. The light guide is installed to the casing adjacent to the light emitting section, and guides light from the light emitting section to a read-face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kaoru Takahashi, Hironori Shimada, Minoru Aoki, Masayuki Saito
  • Patent number: 8287965
    Abstract: A nozzle for injecting a semiconductive coating material from the internal diameter side of a stator to the external diameter side of the stator is inserted in a core duct serving as an air flow passage between adjacent slots, and the semiconductive coating material is coated on the surface of the stator coil exposed to the air flow passage without drawing out the stator coil from the slot in the stator core to form a semiconductive coating layer, thereby repairing exfoliation of the semiconductive coating material on the surface of the stator coil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventor: Minoru Aoki
  • Publication number: 20120253199
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an ultrasonic probe includes a transducer element, a backing material, and a buffer layer. The transducer element vibrates to transmit and receive an ultrasonic wave. The buffer layer is provided on the back side of the transducer element. The backing material is provided on the back side of the buffer layer and damps an ultrasonic wave from the transducer element. The buffer layer has a Poisson ratio larger than that of the backing material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2012
    Publication date: October 4, 2012
    Applicants: TOSHIBA MEDICAL SYSTEMS CORPORATION, KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventor: Minoru AOKI
  • Publication number: 20120004554
    Abstract: The ultrasound probe according to the present embodiment comprises ultrasound oscillators configured to transmit and receive ultrasound waves, an intermediate layer configured to have greater acoustic impedance than the ultrasound oscillators, a backing material configured to support the ultrasound oscillators, and a buffer layer. The ultrasound oscillators, the intermediate layer and the backing material are disposed in that order of the ultrasound oscillator, the intermediate layer and the backing material. The buffer layer, which has smaller acoustic impedance than the intermediate layer and the backing material, is disposed between the intermediate layer and the backing material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2011
    Publication date: January 5, 2012
    Applicants: TOSHIBA MEDICAL SYSTEMS CORPORATION, KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Minoru AOKI, Koichi SHIBAMOTO, Kentaro TSUZUKI, Takashi TAKEUCHI, Hiroyuki SHIKATA
  • Patent number: 8082794
    Abstract: A ultrasonic probe has a plurality of piezoelectric transducers arranged in the array direction. Each piezoelectric transducer has a piezoelectric element which vibrates in the thickness direction. A signal electrode is formed on the lower surface of the piezoelectric element. An earth electrode is formed on the upper surface of the piezoelectric element. Inside the piezoelectric element, a plurality of non-piezoelectric elements are arranged along the lens direction. Each non-piezoelectric element does not come in contact with the signal electrode and the earth electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2011
    Assignees: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba, Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Minoru Aoki, Hiroyuki Shikata
  • Publication number: 20110121687
    Abstract: A flexible printed circuit board, interposed between an intermediate member and a backing material, covers an almost whole back face of the intermediate member and has first and second wiring patterns. A first electrode is interposed between the piezoelectric transducer and the intermediate member, extracted onto the side face of the intermediate member contiguous with one side face of the piezoelectric transducer, and electrically connected to the first wiring pattern. A second electrode is formed on the ultrasound transmission face of the piezoelectric transducer, extracted by being routed on the other side face of the piezoelectric transducer and a side face of the intermediate member contiguous with the other side face of the piezoelectric transducer, and electrically connected to the second wiring pattern.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2010
    Publication date: May 26, 2011
    Applicants: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA, TOSHIBA MEDICAL SYSTEMS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Minoru AOKI
  • Publication number: 20110013213
    Abstract: An image reading apparatus includes a casing, a light emitting section, a substrate, a support member, and a light guide. The light emitting section includes plural point light sources disposed in a row. The light emitting section is installed to a first face of the substrate. The support member is installed to the casing and supports a second face of the substrate at a projection portion where a position of the light emitting section is projected at the second face of the substrate. The light guide is installed to the casing adjacent to the light emitting section, and guides light from the light emitting section to a read-face.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2010
    Publication date: January 20, 2011
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kaoru TAKAHASHI, Hironori Shimada, Minoru Aoki, Masayuki Saito