Patents by Inventor Mitsuru Machijima

Mitsuru Machijima 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: 10138914
    Abstract: A sensor attachment tool is provided with a rail-shaped sensor holder having a sensor insertion groove for accommodatably holding a position sensor so that the position of the position sensor can be adjusted, a band part linkable at both ends to the sensor holder and configured so as to be fitted over the outer peripheral surface of a cylinder tube along the peripheral direction, and a tightening mechanism for tightening the band part, the tightening mechanism being arranged on the outer peripheral surface of the cylinder tube in a different peripheral position than the sensor holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: SMC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Youji Takakuwa, Mitsuru Machijima
  • Publication number: 20180283417
    Abstract: A sensor mounting tool includes: a rail-shaped sensor holder having a first side wall in which a first connection hole is formed; a band part that has a first projection part, and that is formed to be wound on the outer peripheral surface of a cylinder tube; and a fastening mechanism that is for fastening the band part, and that is arranged at a position shifted away from the sensor holder on the outer peripheral surface of the cylinder tube.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2016
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Applicant: SMC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Youji TAKAKUWA, Mitsuru MACHIJIMA, Shiori IWATSUKI, Kenta ONUKI
  • Publication number: 20180112689
    Abstract: A sensor attachment tool is provided with a rail-shaped sensor holder having a sensor insertion groove for accommodatably holding a position sensor so that the position of the position sensor can be adjusted, a band part linkable at both ends to the sensor holder and configured so as to be fitted over the outer peripheral surface of a cylinder tube along the peripheral direction, and a tightening mechanism for tightening the band part, the tightening mechanism being arranged on the outer peripheral surface of the cylinder tube in a different peripheral position than the sensor holder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 29, 2016
    Publication date: April 26, 2018
    Applicant: SMC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Youji TAKAKUWA, Mitsuru MACHIJIMA
  • Patent number: 9528816
    Abstract: A position sensor attachment band configured to secure a position sensor on an outer periphery of the cylinder tube includes a thin plate band, the thin plate band has one or more projections that project from the inner peripheral surface of the thin plate band which are disposed at least at the end positions among the end positions located in proximity to one end and the other end of the thin plate band in the length direction and the intermediate position, and the projections are disposed at positions completely within the width of the thin plate band and accordingly at positions completely away from the both side edges of the thin plate band on both sides in the width direction, and the projections are symmetrically arranged with respect to the center in the length direction of the thin plate band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: SMC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mitsuru Machijima, Kunihiro Suzuki
  • Patent number: 9194406
    Abstract: A sensor holding member holding a position sensor and an attachment member that attaches the sensor holding member to a cylinder tube are formed separately. The sensor holding member is placed with a sensor attachment groove oriented in the direction of the axis of the cylinder tube and in contact with the outer surface of the cylinder tube. The attachment member is placed so as to straddle the sensor holding member. By tightening an attachment screw and fixing the attachment member with an attachment band, the sensor holding member is pressed against and fixed to the outer surface of the cylinder tube by the attachment member. Loosening the attachment screw allows the sensor holding member to be displaced relative to the attachment member in the direction of the axis of the cylinder tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: SMC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mitsuru Machijima, Kunihiro Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20140266167
    Abstract: A position sensor attachment band configured to secure a position sensor on an outer periphery of the cylinder tube includes a thin plate band, the thin plate band has one or more projections that project from the inner peripheral surface of the thin plate band which are disposed at least at the end positions among the end positions located in proximity to one end and the other end of the thin plate band in the length direction and the intermediate position, and the projections are disposed at positions completely within the width of the thin plate band and accordingly at positions completely away from the both side edges of the thin plate band on both sides in the width direction, and the projections are symmetrically arranged with respect to the center in the length direction of the thin plate band.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2012
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: SMC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mitsuru Machijima, Kunihiro Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20130263733
    Abstract: A sensor holding member holding a position sensor and an attachment member that attaches the sensor holding member to a cylinder tube are formed separately. The sensor holding member is placed with a sensor attachment groove oriented in the direction of the axis of the cylinder tube and in contact with the outer surface of the cylinder tube. The attachment member is placed so as to straddle the sensor holding member. By tightening an attachment screw and fixing the attachment member with an attachment band, the sensor holding member is pressed against and fixed to the outer surface of the cylinder tube by the attachment member. Loosening the attachment screw allows the sensor holding member to be displaced relative to the attachment member in the direction of the axis of the cylinder tube.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2011
    Publication date: October 10, 2013
    Applicant: SMC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mitsuru Machijima, Kunihiro Suzuki
  • Patent number: 7372708
    Abstract: A position detecting switch fixture for cylinder, having a pair of clamping reinforced plates at both ends of a mounting band, and clamping/holding a position detecting switch between these plates by a clamping screw. A holder is installed between the pair of clamping reinforced plates to clamp the position detecting switch. The clamping screw has the following clamping positions: a first clamping position where, due to the clamping of the pair of clamping reinforced plates, the base ends of the clamping reinforced plates adjacent to a cylinder tube approach each other, whereby the mounting band is temporarily fixed to the cylinder tube but the switch is not fixed; a second clamping position where, due to subsequent clamping, the switch is fixed to the holder; and a third clamping position where, due to further clamping, clamping restriction sections provided in the holder abut against each other to restrict still further clamping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2008
    Assignee: SMC Corporation
    Inventors: Atsushi Terasaki, Mitsuru Machijima
  • Publication number: 20050194239
    Abstract: A position detecting switch fixture for cylinder, having a pair of clamping reinforced plates at both ends of a mounting band, and clamping/holding a position detecting switch between these plates by a clamping screw. A holder is installed between the pair of clamping reinforced plates to clamp the position detecting switch. The clamping screw has the following clamping positions: a first clamping position where, due to the clamping of the pair of clamping reinforced plates, the base ends of the clamping reinforced plates adjacent to a cylinder tube approach each other, whereby the mounting band is temporarily fixed to the cylinder tube but the switch is not fixed; a second clamping position where, due to subsequent clamping, the switch is fixed to the holder; and a third clamping position where, due to further clamping, clamping restriction sections provided in the holder abut against each other to restrict still further clamping.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2005
    Publication date: September 8, 2005
    Applicant: SMC Corporation
    Inventors: Atsushi Terasaki, Mitsuru Machijima
  • Patent number: D687698
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: SMC Corporation
    Inventors: Mitsuru Machijima, Kunihiro Suzuki
  • Patent number: D782928
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: SMC Corporation
    Inventors: Youji Takakuwa, Mitsuru Machijima, Kengo Monden, Seiichi Nagura, Kenta Onuki
  • Patent number: D782929
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: SMC Corporation
    Inventors: Youji Takakuwa, Mitsuru Machijima, Kengo Monden, Seiichi Nagura, Kenta Onuki
  • Patent number: D782930
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: SMC Corporation
    Inventors: Youji Takakuwa, Mitsuru Machijima, Kengo Monden, Seiichi Nagura, Kenta Onuki
  • Patent number: D782931
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: SMC Corporation
    Inventors: Youji Takakuwa, Mitsuru Machijima, Kengo Monden, Seiichi Nagura, Kenta Onuki
  • Patent number: D841505
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: SMC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mitsuru Machijima, Shiori Iwatsuki, Kenta Onuki
  • Patent number: D885949
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: SMC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mitsuru Machijima, Shiori Iwatsuki, Kenta Onuki
  • Patent number: D886655
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: SMC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mitsuru Machijima, Shiori Iwatsuki, Kenta Onuki
  • Patent number: D887297
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: SMC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mitsuru Machijima, Shiori Iwatsuki, Kenta Onuki
  • Patent number: D887298
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: SMC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mitsuru Machijima, Shiori Iwatsuki, Kenta Onuki
  • Patent number: D887882
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: SMC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mitsuru Machijima, Shiori Iwatsuki, Kenta Onuki