Patents by Inventor Shigeo Mutou

Shigeo Mutou 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).

  • Publication number: 20200312077
    Abstract: A valuable medium processing apparatus that includes a mounting section which is set to either a first state in which a storage unit that stores a valuable medium is not mounted or a second state in which the storage unit is mounted, and a control section that performs, based on selection of the mounting section, a switching process between the first state and the second state of the selected mounting section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2020
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Inventors: Shigeo MUTOU, Ryuji KATAOKA, Atsushi SAKAMOTO, Mitsushi NAGAO
  • Patent number: 5580526
    Abstract: An analytic test sheet feeder comprises a cylindrical container 11 having an elongated through hole 15 formed in a side wall thereof for receiving a test sheet, a container support 18 which comprises an upper portion having a semi-cylindrical concave surface and a hole 20 formed in a central portion of the concave surface to permit a test sheet descending from the through hole of the container 11 to be taken out therethrough 20, and a test sheet delivering stage 31 which receives and delivers the test sheet descending from the through hole 15.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 1994
    Date of Patent: December 3, 1996
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Masao Okayama, Takao Terayama, Kazuo Honma, Hiroshi Ohki, Isao Shindo, Susumu Kai, Shigeo Mutou
  • Patent number: 5556597
    Abstract: Test strip supply apparatus includes a rotatable container which has guide part materials for holding a through groove and a weight. Under a supporting table having a take-out hole for the test strip dropped from the through groove of the container, a conveyance stage is provided for receiving the test strip dropped from the through groove and transferring it. The weight facing near both ends of the through groove lets the test strip descend and prevents a surplus number of the test strips from entering the through groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 1995
    Date of Patent: September 17, 1996
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Isao Shindo, Shigeo Mutou, Susumu Kai, Tokio Omori
  • Patent number: 5470533
    Abstract: A test strip supply apparatus comprises a cylindrical container having an elongate test strip fitting penetration slot formed in its side wall, a container support having a semicylindrical concave surface formed in its upper portion and a test strip take-out hole formed at the center of the concave surface for allowing a test strip dropped from the penetration slot of the container to pass therethrough, and a test strip transfer stage for receiving the test strip dropped from the penetration slot and transferring it. A test strip reversing function is also provided such that during the transfer of the test strip by the transfer stage, optical means determines whether the test strip is placed facing properly or not and, if the back surface is on the upper side, the test strip is reversed upside down before further transfer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 1993
    Date of Patent: November 28, 1995
    Inventors: Isao Shindo, Shigeo Mutou, Takao Terayama, Masao Okayama, Susumu Kai