Patents by Inventor Mitsumasa Wada

Mitsumasa Wada 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: 10914341
    Abstract: The motion guide device includes a lubricant supply passage provided in at least one of a pair of cover members provided to a movable member and configured to supply lubricant to an endless circulation passage, in which the lubricant supply passage includes at least a first lubricant supply passage ? formed to extend in a direction orthogonal to a longitudinal direction of the track member from at least one of a left side surface and a right side surface of the cover member, and a second lubricant supply passage ? connected to the first lubricant supply passage ?, and a passage shape in a place connected to the first lubricant supply passage ? of the second lubricant supply passage ? is configured as a diameter-expanded hollow section having a diameter more expanded than a passage shape of another place. Thus, a new form of a cover member is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: THK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Kishi, Mitsumasa Wada, Hiroyoshi Yasutake, Eriko Oshima
  • Publication number: 20200332833
    Abstract: A motion guide device includes: a track member including a rolling member rolling surface; a movable member including a loaded rolling member rolling surface, and a rolling member return passage; a pair of cap members including a direction change passage connecting the loaded rolling member rolling surface and the rolling member return passage; and a plurality of rolling members arrayed in a rollable manner on a loaded rolling member rolling passage, the rolling member return passage, and a pair of the direction change passages, the loaded rolling member rolling passage being made up of the rolling member rolling surface and the loaded rolling member rolling surface. A gap between the rolling member and the direction change passage at a boundary portion X is formed so as to become smaller than a gap between the rolling member and the rolling member rolling surface at the boundary portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2018
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Applicant: THK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Kishi, Mitsumasa Wada, Hiroyoshi Yasutake, Eriko Oshima, Shinji Aoki, Takuma Tsunoda
  • Publication number: 20200158172
    Abstract: The motion guide device includes a lubricant supply passage provided in at least one of a pair of cover members provided to a movable member and configured to supply lubricant to an endless circulation passage, in which the lubricant supply passage includes at least a first lubricant supply passage ? formed to extend in a direction orthogonal to a longitudinal direction of the track member from at least one of a left side surface and a right side surface of the cover member, and a second lubricant supply passage ? connected to the first lubricant supply passage ?, and a passage shape in a place connected to the first lubricant supply passage ? of the second lubricant supply passage ? is configured as a diameter-expanded hollow section having a diameter more expanded than a passage shape of another place. Thus, a new form of a cover member is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2018
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Applicant: THK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Kishi, Mitsumasa Wada, Hiroyoshi Yasutake, Eriko Oshima
  • Patent number: 9624971
    Abstract: The motion guide device includes a track member in which a rolling member rolling surface is formed along a longitudinal direction thereof, a movable member which is reciprocally movable with a number of rolling members being interposed therebetween and which is provided with a loaded rolling member rolling surface constituting a loaded rolling member rolling path opposing to the rolling member rolling surface and a rolling member return path, and a lid member provided with a pair of direction changing paths for connecting both end portions of the loaded rolling member rolling path and the rolling member return path to thereby constitute an endless circulation path. Flange portions are formed to both end portions of the movable member in the reciprocally moving direction by means of insert molding, and the flange portions are provided with fitting portions formed to end portion sides of the movable member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: THK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Nobuyuki Ikegami, Fumiaki Morita, Yoshiaki Iwashige, Yasuhiro Suga, Mitsumasa Wada, Hiroyuki Kishi
  • Patent number: 9574605
    Abstract: A motion guide device includes a plurality of rolling element guide members provided along the entire length of a rolling element rolling surface so as to guide the unloaded side of a plurality of rolling elements that perform a rolling movement under load between the rolling element rolling surface and a loaded rolling element rolling surface. The rolling element guide member includes a beam member an outer member including a rolling element guide surface for guiding the unloaded side of the rolling elements, and the beam member and the outer member are insert-molded. Such a structure provides the motion guide device including the rolling element guide member that enables low cost manufacturing of a complex shape and capability of secure installation and guidance of the rolling elements with no deflection and can be adapted for use in various types by optionally selecting a connecting means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: THK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Nobuyuki Ikegami, Tsuyoshi Yamamoto, Fumiaki Morita, Manabu Sato, Kentaro Hikomoto, Mitsumasa Wada, Takuya Horie
  • Patent number: 9400011
    Abstract: A motion device (1) includes a track rail (10), a moving body (21), a plurality of rolling elements (70) rolling in an endless circulation passage formed at the track rail (10) and the moving body (21), a pair of lid bodies (50) attached to end surfaces of the moving body (21) in a movement direction thereof, and a connector cover body (80) disposed along a rolling element rolling surface (28) formed at the moving body (21) to cover a rolling element connector (72) connecting and holding the rolling elements (70). The connector cover body (80) has a frame-shaped cover member (86) which is fixed to the pair of the lid bodies (50) to be integrally disposed at both ends of the rolling element rolling surface (28) in a width direction thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2016
    Assignee: THK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takuya Horie, Mitsumasa Wada, Ayako Miyajima, Manabu Sato, Akimasa Yoshida, Marie Horikawa
  • Publication number: 20160195131
    Abstract: The motion guide device includes a track member in which a rolling member rolling surface is formed along a longitudinal direction thereof, a movable member which is reciprocally movable with a number of rolling members being interposed therebetween and which is provided with a loaded rolling member rolling surface constituting a loaded rolling member rolling path opposing to the rolling member rolling surface and a rolling member return path, and a lid member provided with a pair of direction changing paths for connecting both end portions of the loaded rolling member rolling path and the rolling member return path to thereby constitute an endless circulation path. Flange portions are formed to both end portions of the movable member in the reciprocally moving direction by means of insert molding, and the flange portions are provided with fitting portions formed to end portion sides of the movable member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2014
    Publication date: July 7, 2016
    Applicant: THK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Nobuyuki Ikegami, Fumiaki Morita, Yoshiaki Iwashige, Yasuhiro Suga, Mitsumasa Wada, Hiroyuki Kishi
  • Patent number: 9273722
    Abstract: A rolling guide device is capable of facilitating smooth circulation of rolling elements in an endless circulation path, and enhancing the accuracy of motion of a moving member relative to a track member. The moving member includes: a main body member having load rolling surfaces and return paths for the rolling elements; direction change pipes incorporating inner direction change paths and having inner peripheral guide surfaces of outer direction change paths, respectively; and lid members each being mounted on the main body member and having outer peripheral guide surfaces of the outer direction change paths. The main body member has position reference holes formed therein so as to serve as position references for the direction change pipes, respectively, whereas the direction change pipes have positioning protrusions formed thereon so as to be press-fitted into the position reference holes, respectively. Further, the direction change pipes include rotation restriction protruding portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: THK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Akihiro Teramachi, Takuya Horie, Mitsumasa Wada, Ayako Miyajima, Shinya Saito, Takeshi Shimamura, Teruaki Ooka, Marie Horikawa, Hiroyuki Kimura
  • Patent number: 9249828
    Abstract: A rolling guide device is capable of preventing a scooping piece formed on a circulation path module from being deformed along with use over time, and enhancing the durability of the scooping piece, thereby achieving smooth motion of a moving member relative to a track member. A moving member includes: a main body member having load rolling surfaces and return paths for rolling elements; direction change pipes having formed therein inner direction change paths and having inner peripheral guide surfaces of outer direction change paths, respectively; and lid members each being mounted on the main body member and having outer peripheral guide surfaces of the outer direction change paths. Each of the direction change pipes includes: a first half circulation segment and a second half circulation segment; and a scooping portion for guiding the rolling elements into each of the inner direction change paths.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: THK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takuya Horie, Mitsumasa Wada, Ayako Miyajima, Shinya Saito, Takeshi Shimamura, Teruaki Ooka, Hiroyuki Kimura, Marie Horikawa
  • Patent number: 9115753
    Abstract: A motion device includes a track rail, a moving body, rolling elements, fixing members each fixed to an end surface of the moving body, and rolling element circulation members arranged between the moving body and the fixing members. The rolling element circulation members each have a connection section connected to the moving body so as to be rotatable about a Y direction, and a pair of first outside surfaces. The fixing members each have accommodation sections to accommodate the rolling element circulation members, and a pair of first inside surfaces closely contact with the pair of first outside surfaces. The respective rolling element circulation members and the accommodation sections are provided at both sides of the track rail interposed there between.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Assignee: THK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Mitsumasa Wada, Takuya Horie, Ayako Miyajima, Takeshi Shimamura, Teruaki Ooka
  • Patent number: 9028148
    Abstract: A motion guide device including a track shaft having a rolling surface; a moving member movable along the track shaft; a first seal member in sliding contact with a surface of the track shaft to close a gap between the track shaft and the moving member; and a second seal member provided along the rolling surface of the track shaft and closes the gap between the track shaft and the moving member. The second seal member includes: a fixing substrate locked to the moving member; and a seal portion fixed to the fixing substrate along the rolling surface of the track shaft and includes a seal lip portion in sliding contact with the surface of the track shaft and an extended seal portion in close contact with the first seal member while being compressed by the first seal member when the first seal member is fixed to the moving member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: THK Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ryuji Furusawa, Takuya Horie, Satoshi Kashiwagura, Mitsumasa Wada, Shinya Mori, Yuki Nakamura, Yosuke Irie, Masanori Yoshino, Shinya Saito, Teruaki Ooka, Marie Horikawa
  • Publication number: 20150104122
    Abstract: A motion device (1) includes a track rail (10), a moving body (21), a plurality of rolling elements (70) rolling in an endless circulation passage formed at the track rail (10) and the moving body (21), a pair of lid bodies (50) attached to end surfaces of the moving body (21) in a movement direction thereof, and a connector cover body (80) disposed along a rolling element rolling surface (28) formed at the moving body (21) to cover a rolling element connector (72) connecting and holding the rolling elements (70). The connector cover body (80) has a frame-shaped cover member (86) which is fixed to the pair of the lid bodies (50) to be integrally disposed at both ends of the rolling element rolling surface (28) in a width direction thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Applicant: THK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takuya Horie, Mitsumasa Wada, Ayako Miyajima, Manabu Sato, Akimasa Yoshida, Marie Horikawa
  • Publication number: 20150093055
    Abstract: A motion guide device includes a plurality of rolling element guide members provided along the entire length of a rolling element rolling surface so as to guide the unloaded side of a plurality of rolling elements that perform a rolling movement under load between the rolling element rolling surface and a loaded rolling element rolling surface. The rolling element guide member includes a beam member an outer member including a rolling element guide surface for guiding the unloaded side of the rolling elements, and the beam member and the outer member are insert-molded. Such a structure provides the motion guide device including the rolling element guide member that enables low cost manufacturing of a complex shape and capability of secure installation and guidance of the rolling elements with no deflection and can be adapted for use in various types by optionally selecting a connecting means.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2013
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Applicant: THK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Nobuyuki Ikegami, Tsuyoshi Yamamoto, Fumiaki Morita, Manabu Sato, Kentaro Hikomoto, Mitsumasa Wada, Takuya Horie
  • Publication number: 20150043843
    Abstract: A rolling guide device is capable of preventing a scooping piece formed on a circulation path module from being deformed along with use over time, and enhancing the durability of the scooping piece, thereby achieving smooth motion of a moving member relative to a track member. A moving member includes: a main body member having load rolling surfaces and return paths for rolling elements; direction change pipes having formed therein inner direction change paths and having inner peripheral guide surfaces of outer direction change paths, respectively; and lid members each being mounted on the main body member and having outer peripheral guide surfaces of the outer direction change paths. Each of the direction change pipes includes: a first half circulation segment and a second half circulation segment; and a scooping portion for guiding the rolling elements into each of the inner direction change paths.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2013
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Applicant: THK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takuya Horie, Mitsumasa Wada, Ayako Miyajima, Shinya Saito, Takeshi Shimamura, Teruaki Ooka, Hiroyuki Kimura, Marie Horikawa
  • Publication number: 20150036953
    Abstract: A motion device includes a track rail, a moving body, rolling elements, fixing members each fixed to an end surface of the moving body, and rolling element circulation members arranged between the moving body and the fixing members. The rolling element circulation members each have a connection section connected to the moving body so as to be rotatable about a Y direction, and a pair of first outside surfaces. The fixing members each have accommodation sections to accommodate the rolling element circulation members, and a pair of first inside surfaces closely contact with the pair of first outside surfaces. The respective rolling element circulation members and the accommodation sections are provided at both sides of the track rail interposed there between.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2013
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Applicant: THK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Mitsumasa Wada, Takuya Horie, Ayako Miyajima, Takeshi Shimamura, Teruaki Ooka
  • Publication number: 20150016759
    Abstract: A rolling guide device is capable of facilitating smooth circulation of rolling elements in an endless circulation path, and enhancing the accuracy of motion of a moving member relative to a track member. The moving member includes: a main body member having load rolling surfaces and return paths for the rolling elements; direction change pipes incorporating inner direction change paths and having inner peripheral guide surfaces of outer direction change paths, respectively; and lid members each being mounted on the main body member and having outer peripheral guide surfaces of the outer direction change paths. The main body member has position reference holes formed therein so as to serve as position references for the direction change pipes, respectively, whereas the direction change pipes have positioning protrusions formed thereon so as to be press-fitted into the position reference holes, respectively. Further, the direction change pipes include rotation restriction protruding portions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2013
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Applicant: THK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Akihiro Teramachi, Takuya Horie, Mitsumasa Wada, Ayako Miyajima, Shinya Saito, Takeshi Shimamura, Teruaki Ooka, Marie Horikawa, Hiroyuki Kimura
  • Publication number: 20140301677
    Abstract: Provided is a motion guide device capable of suppressing generation of a gap between a first seal member and a second seal member, which are fixed to a moving block, and preventing foreign matters from entering the moving block, to thereby achieve a smooth motion of the moving block with respect to a track rail. The motion guide device includes: a track shaft having a rolling surface; a moving member freely movable along the track shaft; the first seal member that comes into sliding contact with a surface of the track shaft so as to close a gap between the track shaft and the moving member; and the second seal member that is provided along the rolling surface of the track shaft and closes the gap between the track shaft and the moving member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2012
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Applicant: THK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ryuji Furusawa, Takuya Horie, Satoshi Kashiwagura, Mitsumasa Wada, Shinya Mori, Yuki Nakamura, Yosuke Irie, Masanori Yoshino, Shinya Saito, Teruaki Ooka, Marie Horikawa
  • Publication number: 20020040347
    Abstract: A system for preventing unauthorized use of digital contents information which disables the use of a storage medium having digital contents recorded thereon by those other than an authorized user. An information terminal 10 reads out digital contents information desired by a user from a contents storing server 6 for storing digital contents information, encodes the read out digital contents information based on ID information of a player 15, and writes it on a predetermined storage medium. The player 15 reads out the data from the storage medium and performs a decode process on the data based on its own ID information to restore the digital contents information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2001
    Publication date: April 4, 2002
    Inventors: Satoshi Murakami, Kiyoshi Kaneko, Mitsumasa Wada, Toshihiko Nakajima, Toshiya Utoh, Toshiya Kinoshita, Kiminobu Hamaguchi
  • Patent number: D875150
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: THK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Kishi, Mitsumasa Wada, Hiroyoshi Yasutake, Eriko Oshima
  • Patent number: D916939
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: THK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Kishi, Mitsumasa Wada, Hiroyoshi Yasutake, Eriko Oshima