Osamu Yoshida 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).
Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes: a first image forming unit which forms a first image on a first recording medium with a first material that is not thermally decolorizable; a second image forming unit which forms a second image on a second recording medium with a second material that is thermally decolorizable; a fixing device which is on a common carrying path shared by the first recording medium and the second recording medium and fixes the first image to the first recording medium; and a controller which controls the fixing device so that a temperature of the fixing device is lower than a decolorizing temperature of the second material when the second recording medium reaches the fixing device.
Abstract: To provide a tensioner capable of preventing slipping between a rack portion and ratchet pawls and securing a large backlash with a simple structure. The tensioner includes a ratchet rotatably mounted on a housing and having a front pawl and a rear pawl spaced apart in a front and rear direction on a side face positioned opposite the rack portion. The ratchet includes an additional pawl formed between the front pawl and the rear pawl in the front and rear direction on the side face positioned opposite the rack portion.
Abstract: A coating apparatus can include a spray applicator configured to discharge a coating material toward a surface of a workpiece, wherein the spray applicator includes an air shaping orifice, and wherein the spray applicator is configured to generate an electric field between the spray applicator and the workpiece, and a positioning system configured to adjust a position of the spray applicator relative to the surface of the workpiece. It can further include a control system configured to regulate operation of the spray applicator and/or the positioning system to: maintain the spray applicator within a coating distance, maintain a flow rate of shaping air through the air shaping orifice, and maintain an electrical potential of the electric field.
Abstract: A replay plate 44 is set to have a vertically and horizontally symmetrical shape when a worm wheel 33 is viewed from its axial direction; the worm wheel 33 is provided with an accommodating concave portion 33g in which the relay plate 44 is housed so as to be recessed in the axial direction; and a part of a non-slidably contacting surface in a slidably contacting surface 44a of the relay plate 44, i.e., a non-slidably contacting surface S is covered with first and second fixing parts 35a, 35b that are provided around the accommodating concave portion 33g and protrude in a direction intersecting with an axial direction of the worm wheel 33, the non-slidably contacting surface being a surface with which the contact plate is not slidably contacted.
Abstract: A superposition interior component includes a base, an outer layer member, which covers the base, and a middle member, which is made of a soft plastic and disposed between the base and the outer layer member. The superposition interior component is formed by stacking the base, the middle member, and the outer layer member together. The middle member includes a plate-shaped body, first protrusions, and second protrusions. The first protrusions protrude from a first surface of the body, which faces the base. The second protrusions protrude from a second surface of the body, which faces the outer layer member.
Abstract: An automatic steering system for a work vehicle includes: a steering travel apparatus for performing leftward turning based on a leftward steering amount with respect to a straight-forward direction and performing rightward turning based on a rightward steering amount with respect to a neutral position; a subject vehicle location calculator for calculating a location of a subject vehicle; a locational shifting calculator for calculating locational shifting from the travel route and the location of the subject vehicle; a vehicle body direction calculator for calculating a vehicle body direction that indicates a direction of a vehicle body; a directional shifting calculator for calculating directional shifting from the travel route and the vehicle body direction; a steering amount calculator for calculating a first steering amount, which is a steering amount for correcting the locational shifting and the directional shifting, based on the locational shifting and the directional shifting; and a steering amount l
Abstract: A travel route management system includes an area setting unit that sets a work site to an outer peripheral area SA and an area CA to be worked on an inner side of the outer peripheral area SA, and a route element selecting unit that sequentially selects a next travel route element to be traveled on next, from among multiple mutually-parallel travel route elements, the travel route elements constituting a travel route that covers the area CA to be worked. The route element selecting unit selects a U-turn travel route for moving from a travel route element serving as a movement origin to a next travel route element serving as a movement destination, the selection being made on the basis of an interval between the movement origin and the movement destination.
Abstract: A work vehicle automatic traveling system includes a route element selecting unit that, on the basis of state information, sequentially selects a next travel route element on which a work vehicle is to travel next, from a travel route element set and a circling route element set. The route element selecting unit includes a cooperative route element selection rule, which is employed when a plurality of work vehicles carry out work travel cooperatively in an area CA to be worked, and an independent route element selection rule, which is employed when a single independent work vehicle among the work vehicles carries out work travel independently in the area CA to be worked. Also described is selecting the next travel route element based on the independent route element selection rule.
Abstract: A vehicle speed control system that controls a vehicle speed of an agricultural vehicle that performs work using a work device while traveling using a traveling device, the agricultural vehicle performs work travel a plurality of times with non-work travel interposed therebetween, the vehicle speed control system including: a control unit configured to perform work travel control in which a vehicle speed is set according to a load on a motive power source that drives the traveling device and the work device; and a storage unit in which a vehicle speed that is set during the work travel is stored as an optimum vehicle speed, the control unit performs initial work travel control in which a vehicle speed at a time when the work travel is started after the non-work travel is set using the optimum vehicle speed that is stored during the work travel performed before the non-work travel.
Abstract: In a driver, supposing that an angular position of the rotator in a state where a coupler coupling a link member and the rotator together is located at a rearmost position is regarded as a reference angular position, a first angular position is an angular position where the rotator is shifted from the reference angular position in a first rotation direction by an angle ?1, and a second angular position is an angular position where the rotator is shifted from the reference angular position in a second direction opposite to the first rotation direction by an angle ?2 smaller than the angle ?1. The driver has a regulating portion which does not allow the rotator to rotate in the second rotation direction from the second angular position.
Abstract: An electrostatic atomizer can include a paint supply path configured to supply paint to a paint discharge section; and a high voltage supply path configured to supply a high voltage to a discharge electrode, wherein the discharge electrode comprises a semi-conductive material, and wherein the high voltage supply path includes a high resistance near the discharge electrode, and is electrically segregated from the paint supply path.
Abstract: A steering apparatus includes, at a gear housing, a rack bar containing portion movably containing a rack bar configured to turn a turning target wheel and made from a metallic material, and an engagement protrusion portion provided between a bracket portion and a frame of a vehicle. The bracket portion is provided at the rack bar containing portion. The bracket portion is made from a metallic material. The bracket portion includes a cylindrical portion. The bracket portion is coupled with the frame of the vehicle made from a metallic material. The engagement protrusion portion is made from a metallic material having a higher degree of hardness than the metallic material of the bracket portion and the metallic material of the frame of the vehicle, and protrudes toward a vehicle frame side on which the frame of the vehicle is located.
Abstract: The present disclosure includes a travel operation unit that is configured to be manually operated and includes a mode operation tool for switching between automatic driving and manual driving, a manual travel control unit that includes a manual travel mode in which manual driving is performed based an operation signal received from the travel operation unit, and an automatic travel control unit that includes an automatic travel mode in which automatic driving is performed, a temporary stop mode in which a vehicle body is temporarily stopped during automatic driving for transitioning from the automatic travel mode to the manual travel mode, and a check mode in which whether a state of the travel operation unit satisfies a manual driving transition condition required for starting manual driving is checked in transition from the temporary stop mode to the manual travel mode.
Abstract: A rack housing (9) is provided with: a cylindrical main body (19) for movably accommodating a rack bar (8); and a stroke limiting section (25) annularly protruding from the cylindrical main body (19) toward a first end (9a). The inner peripheral surface (25b) of the stroke limiting section (25) is located offset radially outward from a support surface (19a), i.e. the inner peripheral surface of the cylindrical main body (19). The inner peripheral surface (25b) and the support surface (19a) are connected to each other by a sloped section (26) which is sloped circular conically. The sloped section (26) is provided at a position overlapping the cylindrical main body (19) when viewed radially. The sloped section (26) is sloped so that the inner diameter of the cylindrical main body (19) of the rack housing (9) increases toward a first contact section (25a).
July 2, 2018
Date of Patent:
December 7, 2021
HITACHI ASTEMO, LTD.
Keisuke Kitamura, Norihiro Kimura, Osamu Yoshida
Abstract: An apparatus and a method for accurately processing a neck portion of a bottle-shaped can without changing a posture of the can. An inner tool is inserted into the neck portion from the bottom of a can body to form a stepped portion, and comprises a first forming section having a diameter smaller than an inner diameter of a neck portion. An outer tool comprises a second forming section that is opposed to the inner tool. The stepped portion is formed on the neck portion by sandwiching the neck portion by the first forming section and the second forming section. The inner tool further comprises a holding member that is situated coaxially with the can body to be contacted to an inner surface of the can body. The holding member is attached to the inner tool while being allowed to move in a radial direction together with the can body.
Abstract: The present invention provides a chain tensioner that automatically adjusts flow path resistance inside an oil leak path with a simple configuration to make it possible to reduce a change in damping characteristics resulting from a change in oil temperature and reduce an increase in manufacturing cost. In the chain tensioner, a pressure oil chamber is provided with an oil leak path communicating with an outside of the chain tensioner, the oil leak path contains a movable piece which is movable with a temperature-dependent deformation member that deforms according to oil temperature, and the movable piece is formed into a shape that changes flow path resistance of the oil leak path according to a position to which the movable piece is moved.
Abstract: To provide a tensioner that has a simple structure and is easy to assemble, and is configured to smoothly relieve pressure during oil release with reduced flow resistance so that the oil pressure in an oil pressure chamber is kept stable in a favorable manner. A relief valve unit includes a cap member that fits with a seat member to retain a stopper member inside the seat member. An external relief hole, which causes a relief-side space in a plunger hole to communicate with the outside of a plunger, opens radially in an outer circumferential surface of the plunger.
Abstract: A harvester includes an inner side map creating section creating inner side map data indicative of a polygonal shape of an unworked area located inside an outer circumference area, the outer circumference area being created in an outer circumference of a field with a circumference reaping work traveling, an initial reference line calculating section calculating from the inner side map data an initial reference line which lies parallel with one side of the unworked area, a subsequent reference line calculating section calculating a subsequent reference line subsequent to the initial reference line, an automated traveling control section executing the automated traveling based on a traveling route comprised of the initial reference line and the subsequent reference line, and a manual traveling control section executing, based on a manual operation signal, a turning transition traveling for transition from automated traveling using the foregoing traveling route to automated traveling using subsequent traveling r
Abstract: A steering device includes: a coupling including a first coupling member, a second coupling member, and an elastic member, the elastic member which is made from a resin, and which includes an elastic member base portion, a first rotation direction elastic portion, a second rotation direction elastic portion, a third rotation direction elastic portion, a fourth rotation elastic portion, and an axial elastic portion, the axial elastic portion which is provided to the elastic member base portion, and which is arranged to be bent in a direction to be inclined with respect to the first axis when a clearance between the first shaft member assembly and the second shaft member assembly in the direction of the first axis is decreased.
Abstract: Provided are a wafer heating and holding mechanism for a rotary table, a wafer heating method for a rotary table, and a wafer rotating and holding device with which a wafer put on a rotary table can be heated while being rotated stably under a state in which an in-plane temperature distribution of the wafer is maintained. The wafer heating and holding mechanism for a rotary table of a wafer rotating and holding device comprises: a rotary shaft; a rotary table placed on an end of the rotary shaft and configured to hold a wafer on an upper surface of the rotary table; a drive motor configured to supply motive power to the rotary shaft; and a heater provided above the rotary table and below the wafer while avoiding contact with the wafer to heat the wafer.