Patents by Inventor Minoru Tani

Minoru Tani 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: 10595688
    Abstract: There is provided a toilet apparatus. The toilet apparatus includes a main part, a toilet seat, and a toilet lid. The main part includes a function part, and a case cover covering the function part. The toilet seat is attached rotatably to the case cover. The toilet lid is attached rotatably to the case cover. The toilet lid shifts between a closed state covering the toilet seat and an open state exposing the toilet seat. The toilet lid includes a lid main body covering upward the toilet seat in the closed state, and a hanging portion hanging from an outer edge of the lid main body, and covering a side of the toilet seat in the closed state. A lower end portion of an inside surface of the hanging portion changes to spread outside toward downward.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: TOTO LTD.
    Inventors: Megumi Takeshita, Mihoko Sato, Tomofumi Onishi, Akihiro Ashihara, Ayaka Shigeta, Minoru Tani, Hirotaka Nakabayashi
  • Patent number: 10521625
    Abstract: A safety control device, a method of controlling safety control device, and a recording medium are provided. A detection zone in which the safety of an operator can be secured and a decrease in an operation rate of a machine can be minimized is set. A safety controller sets a detection zone for executing a safety operation when it is determined that an operator has entered for each operator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Masatoshi Takeshima, Yoshiharu Tani, Kazunori Osako, Toshiyuki Higuchi, Minoru Hashimoto, Daichi Kamisono, Tetsuya Akagi
  • Patent number: 10448791
    Abstract: The toilet apparatus includes a main part and a toilet seat. The main part includes a function part, and a case cover covering the function part. The main part is attached on a toilet bowl. The toilet seat is attached rotatably to the case cover. The toilet seat has a closed state and an open state. The case cover includes an extending portion, a height of the extending portion becoming low toward forward, and a toilet seat pivot support portion provided backward the extending portion, and pivotally supporting the toilet seat. The toilet seat includes a first portion positioned forward the case cover in the closed state, and a second portion rising backward from the first portion in the closed state, overlapping the extending portion, and being pivotally supported to the toilet seat pivot support portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: TOTO LTD.
    Inventors: Megumi Takeshita, Mihoko Sato, Tomomi Rokuta, Akihiro Ashihara, Ayaka Shigeta, Minoru Tani, Hirotaka Nakabayashi
  • Patent number: 10349793
    Abstract: The toilet apparatus includes a main part and a toilet seat. The main part includes a case cover covering a function part and is attached on a toilet bowl. The toilet seat is attached rotatably to the case cover, and shifts between a closed state and an open state. The case cover includes an extending portion. A height becomes low toward forward. The toilet seat includes a toilet seat main body and a heating part. The toilet seat main body includes a first portion and a second portion. The first portion is positioned in front of the case cover in the closed state. The second portion rises backward from the first portion in the closed state, and overlaps the extending portion. An upper end surface of the extending portion changes to lower a height toward forward and to lower a height toward a side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: TOTO LTD.
    Inventors: Megumi Takeshita, Mihoko Sato, Tomomi Rokuta, Akihiro Ashihara, Ayaka Shigeta, Minoru Tani, Hirotaka Nakabayashi, Tomohiro Miyazaki
  • Patent number: D831799
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: TOTO, Ltd.
    Inventors: Mitsuya Obara, Minoru Tani, James Kaoru Bury
  • Patent number: D844120
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: TOTO, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hirotaka Nakabayashi, Minoru Tani
  • Patent number: D844121
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: TOTO, Ltd.
    Inventors: Ayaka Shigeta, Minoru Tani, Masafumi Ishikawa, Lea Mari Mendoza
  • Patent number: D844761
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: TOTO, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hirotaka Nakabayashi, Minoru Tani
  • Patent number: D848589
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: TOTO, Ltd.
    Inventors: Minoru Tani, Chikahiro Kakimoto
  • Patent number: D857661
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: TOTO, Ltd.
    Inventors: Ayaka Shigeta, Minoru Tani
  • Patent number: D882728
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: TOTO, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuki Otsuka, Minoru Tani, Masafumi Ishikawa
  • Patent number: D882739
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: TOTO, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuki Otsuka, Minoru Tani, Masafumi Ishikawa
  • Patent number: D882741
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: TOTO, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuki Otsuka, Minoru Tani, Masafumi Ishikawa
  • Patent number: D882742
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: TOTO, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuki Otsuka, Minoru Tani, Masafumi Ishikawa
  • Patent number: D884847
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: TOTO, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuki Otsuka, Minoru Tani, Masafumi Ishikawa
  • Patent number: D884851
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: TOTO, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuki Otsuka, Minoru Tani, Masafumi Ishikawa
  • Patent number: D884852
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: TOTO, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuki Otsuka, Minoru Tani, Masafumi Ishikawa
  • Patent number: D884853
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: TOTO, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuki Otsuka, Minoru Tani, Masafumi Ishikawa
  • Patent number: D884854
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: TOTO, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hirotaka Nakabayashi, Minoru Tani, Tomohiro Miyazaki
  • Patent number: D886966
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: TOTO, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuki Otsuka, Minoru Tani, Masafumi Ishikawa