Patents by Inventor Shinji Ito

Shinji Ito 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: 20090247309
    Abstract: A shaft of a pinion gear is engaged with a ring gear extends toward the front side in a final gear case that is provided in a power transmission system between a power unit and a wheel. Splines are provided on each of an outer circumference of the shaft, and on an inner circumference of a cylindrical portion of a pinion joint that forms a receiving portion of a joint provided at the rear end of a drive shaft for transmitting power from the power unit to the pinion gear. The two splines are engaged with each other. The pinion joint is fixed to the pinion gear by a bolt that is threadedly engaged with a threaded portion formed at the lower portion of a hole in the pinion gear shaft. A flexible portion of the bolt is formed between a head portion and the threaded portion of the bolt.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2009
    Publication date: October 1, 2009
    Inventor: Shinji ITO
  • Publication number: 20090243378
    Abstract: A motorcycle includes a head pipe that is disposed at a front portion of a vehicle body and makes front forks pivot, and a pair of left and right down tubes that extend downward from the head pipe and extend to the rear side of an engine under the engine, wherein connecting members for connecting brake hoses that are formed of elastic members to respective brake pipes that are formed of metal pipes are disposed behind the head pipe, and the brake hoses that extend from the connecting members to a brake for a front wheel extend frontward after passing between the pair of the left and right down tubes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2009
    Publication date: October 1, 2009
    Applicant: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shinji Ito, Kenji Haraguchi
  • Patent number: 7594832
    Abstract: A male terminal 10 has a wire connecting portion 13 at one end to be connected to an electric wire, and an inserting contact portion 12 at another end to be inserted into a female terminal 30. A plate member of the inserting contact portion 12 is bent to have a U-shape cross section. The female terminal 30 has a terminal energizing portion 31 composed of a high conductivity material having a frame structure for accommodating the male terminal 10, a terminal box 32 composed of a material having a strength higher than that of the high conductivity material of the terminal energizing portion 31 for covering the terminal energizing portion 31, and a spring 33 located within the terminal energizing portion 31 for fixing the male terminal 10. The spring 33 is formed integrally with the terminal box 32.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2009
    Assignee: Hitachi Cable, Ltd.
    Inventors: Taichi Oka, Kenji Nakajima, Hideaki Takehara, Michiaki Shimizu, Shinji Ito, Toru Sumi
  • Publication number: 20090229908
    Abstract: In a motorcycle in which a rear fork is swingably provided on a vehicle body frame with a power unit, a rear wheel is provided at a rear end of the rear fork, a drive shaft is provided between a gear case on a lateral side of the rear wheel and an output shaft of the power unit, and output power of the power unit is transmitted to the rear wheel through the drive shaft and the gear case. The rear fork extends along a lateral side of the rear wheel and has an arm through which the drive shaft passes. The arm has a tubular base part with a closed cross section, and a rear part with an open cross section through which the drive shaft passes. The base part has a thick-walled area at the rear end 300 of the base part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2009
    Publication date: September 17, 2009
    Inventor: Shinji Ito
  • Publication number: 20090155417
    Abstract: To promote the digestion of an animal to thereby elevate the feed efficiency or prevent or ameliorate intestinal infections such as inflammatory intestinal injury of the animal, a combination of at least one fungus selected from Aspergillus sojae, Aspergillus tamarii, Aspergillus foetidus, Aspergillus niger, and Aspergillus oryzae with an acidic enzyme produced by the fungus is administered to the animal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2006
    Publication date: June 18, 2009
    Applicant: Idemitsu Kosan Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Akihiko Kadota, Motoshi Suzuki, Kuniko Suzuki, Shinji Ito, Yasuaki Sugimoto, Masami Mochizuki
  • Patent number: 7417060
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a compound formula[I]: wherein X is bond, —CH2—, —O— or —NH—, R1 and R12 are each independently hydrogen, halogen, lower alkyl, etc., R2 is hydrogen or optionally substituted lower alkyl, R3 is hydrogen or an amino protective group, R4, R5 and R6 are each independently hydrogen or optionally substituted lower alkyl, R7 is -Z-R13, in which Z is bond, etc., and R13 is carboxy, lower alkoxycarbonyl, (lower alkylsulfonyl)carbamoyl or lower alkanoylsulfamoyl, R8 is —Y—R9, in which Y is bond, —CH2—, —O—, —S—, etc., and R9 is hydrogen, lower alkyl, cyclo(lower)alkyl, etc., and R11 is hydrogen, lower alkyl, lower alkoxy, etc., or a salt thereof. The compound [I] of the present invention and pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof are useful for the prophylactic and/or the therapeutic treatment of pollakiurea or urinary incontinence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2008
    Assignee: Astellas Pharma Inc.
    Inventors: Kouji Hattori, Susumu Toda, Masashi Imanishi, Shinji Ito, Kenichi Washizuka, Takanobu Araki, Minoru Sakurai, Daisuke Tanabe
  • Patent number: 7373648
    Abstract: A recording and/or reproducing apparatus has a disk transfer mechanism, a mechanical chassis lifting/lowering mechanism, and a gear switching mechanism. The disk transfer mechanism transfers a disk onto a disk table with a motor. The disk transfer mechanism has a rotation transmitting assembly having a gear train including a swing gear and another gear. The mechanical chassis lifting/lowering mechanism lifts and lowers a mechanical chassis with respect to the disk, which is transferred onto the disk table by the disk transfer mechanism. The gear switching mechanism brings the swing gear out of mesh with the other gear of the gear train after the disk is transferred onto the disk table by the disk transfer mechanism, thereby preventing the disk transfer mechanism from being actuated by the motor, and actuating the mechanical chassis lifting/lowering mechanism with the motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2008
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Kenichi Hirano, Takeshi Suzuki, Shinji Ito, Takeshi Sano
  • Publication number: 20080066986
    Abstract: A motorcycle includes a rear fork with a first and the second extending portions, and a cross portion, the cross section linking the first and the second extending portions together. The first extending portion extends toward a first side of a rear wheel, the second extending portion extends toward a second side of the rear wheel. The first extending portion, which has an open cross sectional structure and through which a drive shaft is passed, is made to have larger outer diameter than the second extending portion, which has a closed cross sectional structure. Nonetheless, the rigidity of the first extending portion and the second extending portion are approximately the same. The drive shaft extends rearwardly and passes through the opening on the inside of the first extending portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2007
    Publication date: March 20, 2008
    Inventors: Shinji Ito, Toshiyuki Iwai
  • Publication number: 20080066987
    Abstract: A motorcycle is provided with a rear fork attached to a body frame so as to swing up and down freely. A rear wheel is attached to the rear end portion of the rear fork, a gear case is attached to a side of the rear wheel, and a drive shaft is provided between the gear case and an output shaft of a power unit. The output of the power unit is transmitted to the rear wheel via the drive shaft and the gear case. In the motorcycle, the gear case is supported by a rear-wheel axle provided in the rear end portion of the rear fork. A torque rod, which links an outer periphery portion of the gear case with the rear fork, serves as a stopper for rotation of the gear case. The resulting configuration provides a shaft-drive system that reduces the assembling time of the torque rod, and improves the productivity of the main line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2007
    Publication date: March 20, 2008
    Inventors: Shinji Ito, Toshiyuki Iwai, Toshihiko Ichikawa
  • Publication number: 20080039506
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a compound of the formula [I]: wherein (a), in which —Y—, R4, R5 and R6 are4 R5 each as defined in the description, etc., R1 is hydrogen, halogen, lower alkyl, hydroxy, etc., R2 is hydrogen, lower alkyl or hydroxy(lower)alkyl, R3 is hydrogen or an amino protective group, 20R7 is hydrogen, lower alkyl, cyclo(lower)alkyl, lower R9 alkenyl, -Z-R9 or (b), in which -Z- is -0-, —S—, R9—SO— or —SO2—, and each R9 is independently hydrogen, lower alkyl, cyclo(lower)alkyl, etc., and R8 is -D-E-R?, in which -D- is —CONHSO2— or —S02NHCO—, E is bond or lower alkylene, and R10 is halogen, cyano, carboxy, etc., or a prodrug thereof or a salt thereof. The compound [I] of the present invention and pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof are useful for the prophylactic and/or the therapeutic treatment of ulcer, overactive bladder, and the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2005
    Publication date: February 14, 2008
    Applicant: Astellas Pharma Inc.
    Inventors: Kouji Hattori, Susumu Toda, Kenichi Washizuka, Shinji Ito, Daisuke Tanabe, Takanobu Araki, Minoru Sakurai
  • Patent number: 7322036
    Abstract: A structure on a base plate is simplified, and the thickness of the structure on the base plate is reduced. A disk transfer mechanism includes a housing having a disk slot. A disk is inserted from the disk slot between a base plate and a top panel of the housing. A disk transfer mechanism has a motor and a rotation transmitting assembly for transmitting rotation of the motor to the transfer rollers. The disk transfer mechanism rotates the transfer rollers to transfer the disk onto a disk table. The rotation transmitting assembly includes a base-plate rotation transmitter disposed on the base plate and a top panel rotation transmitter disposed on the top panel. Thus, the components of the rotation transmitting assembly are distributed on the base plate and the top panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2008
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Kenichi Hirano, Takeshi Suzuki, Shinji Ito
  • Patent number: 7290269
    Abstract: A plurality of switches are pressed by a single switch operating member. A disk recording and/or reproducing apparatus has a switch mechanism operable when a pair of turn arms is turned so as to be spread away from each other by a disk inserted from a disk slot. The switch mechanism includes a plurality of switches, a rotary cam rotatable in ganged relation to angular movement of the turn arms, and a switch operating lever interposed between the rotary cam and the switches for successively pressing the switches in response to rotation of the rotary cam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2007
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Kenichi Hirano, Takeshi Suzuki, Shinji Ito, Takeshi Sano
  • Patent number: 7267410
    Abstract: A balance weight is formed into a columnar shape to extend in an axial direction of a spoke connecting a wheel hub and a rim of a spoke wheel, has an insertion recess extending over its entire axial length to open in its outer periphery, and is secured by crimping to the spoke to surround the spoke inserted into the insertion recess. A reduced section having a decreased outer diameter is provided on the balance weight at an end facing toward the wheel hub. Thus, the balance weights can be mounted to the adjacent spokes of the spoke wheel without interference therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2007
    Assignees: Honda Motor Co., Ltd., Toho Kogyo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shinji Ito, Yutaka Yamaguchi
  • Publication number: 20070207640
    Abstract: A structure for clamping the harnesses, enabling the harnesses attached to the substrate or the harnesses around the substrate to be clamped by using parts that have been usually used. An assembly having the structure for clamping the harnesses comprises a circuit board on which parts are mounted on one side thereof; a shielding plate arranged on the other surface side thereof; and an insulating sheet arranged between the other surface of the circuit board and the shielding plate; wherein the harnesses are extending around the circuit board. The insulating sheet forms a clamp protruding outward beyond the circuit board, and the harnesses are engaged with a protruding piece.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2007
    Publication date: September 6, 2007
    Inventors: Kotaro Kawasaki, Toshio Hori, Shinji Ito, Kiyonori Yamamoto, Naoki Yamane
  • Publication number: 20070193806
    Abstract: To provide a rear wheel structure which can easily perform the mounting and dismounting of a rear wheel without causing a fluctuation in a banking angle. In the rear wheel structure which includes a pair of left and right swing arms which are arranged to sandwich a rear wheel, a driving force transmission device is provided for transmitting a driving force to the rear wheel along one swing arm, and a spacer which is arranged on an axle of the rear wheel. A muffler is arranged outside the swing arm on a side opposite to the driving force transmission device. The spacer is arranged between the swing arm on the driving-force-transmission-device-side and the rear wheel for mounting the rear wheel relative to the one swing arm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2007
    Publication date: August 23, 2007
    Inventors: Shinji Ito, Kenji Kofuji, Masatsugu Nishimura
  • Publication number: 20070149050
    Abstract: A male terminal 10 has a wire connecting portion 13 at one end to be connected to an electric wire, and an inserting contact portion 12 at another end to be inserted into a female terminal 30. A plate member of the inserting contact portion 12 is bent to have a U-shape cross section. The female terminal 30 has a terminal energizing portion 31 composed of a high conductivity material having a frame structure for accommodating the male terminal 10, a terminal box 32 composed of a material having a strength higher than that of the high conductivity material of the terminal energizing portion 31 for covering the terminal energizing portion 31, and a spring 33 located within the terminal energizing portion 31 for fixing the male terminal 10. The spring 33 is formed integrally with the terminal box 32.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2006
    Publication date: June 28, 2007
    Inventors: Taichi Oka, Kenji Nakajima, Hideaki Takehara, Michiaki Shimizu, Shinji Ito, Toru Sumi
  • Patent number: 7231645
    Abstract: A disk recording and/or reproducing apparatus has a disk centering member having a disk abutment assembly and an operating member, and angularly movably supported at a portion thereof between the disk abutment assembly and the operating member by a shaft, wherein when a transferred disk abuts against the disk abutment assembly to press the disk abutment assembly, the disk centering member is angularly moved about the shaft, and then prevented from being angularly moved by a stopper, centering the disk, and a gear switching mechanism operable by being pressed by the operating member. The disk abutment assembly has a first disk abutment for angularly moving the disk centering member by a predetermined angular interval, and a second disk abutment for angularly moving the disk centering member by an angular interval, which is substantially the same as the angular interval of the first disk abutment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2007
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Kenichi Hirano, Takeshi Suzuki, Shinji Ito
  • Patent number: 7153146
    Abstract: A termination structure of a cable with a shield layer wherein a part of a jacket of the cable is removed at an end of the cable to expose a part of the shield layer and the exposed part of the shield layer is grounded to a fitting object and the cable is fitted in water-tightness with the fitting object. The termination structure has: a metallic sleeve disposed on the jacket of the cable, the metallic sleeve being covered with the exposed part of the shield layer being folded at an end of the jacket; a cylindrical metal fitting being disposed on the periphery of the folded shield layer and swaged at a fixing section corresponding to the folded shield layer to fix the cable; and a heat-shrinkable tube disposed on the periphery of the cylindrical metal fitting and the jacket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2006
    Assignee: Hitachi Cable, Ltd.
    Inventors: Michiaki Shimizu, Noboru Sato, Shinji Ito, Nobuyuki Yamashita
  • Publication number: 20060234547
    Abstract: A termination structure of a cable with a shield layer wherein a part of a jacket of the cable is removed at an end of the cable to expose a part of the shield layer and the exposed part of the shield layer is grounded to a fitting object and the cable is fitted in water-tightness with the fitting object. The termination structure has: a metallic sleeve disposed on the jacket of the cable, the metallic sleeve being covered with the exposed part of the shield layer being folded at an end of the jacket; a cylindrical metal fitting being disposed on the periphery of the folded shield layer and swaged at a fixing section corresponding to the folded shield layer to fix the cable; and a heat-shrinkable tube disposed on the periphery of the cylindrical metal fitting and the jacket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2005
    Publication date: October 19, 2006
    Inventors: Michiaki Shimizu, Noboru Sato, Shinji Ito, Nobuyuki Yamashita
  • Publication number: 20060160228
    Abstract: Provided is a method of measuring a biodegradation rate of a non-natural organic compound in the presence of a biodegradation medium, characterized by including: measuring a concentration of a radioactive carbon isotope 14C in a biodegradation medium; and measuring a biodegradation rate of a non-natural organic compound from a difference between the concentration of 14C in the biodegradation medium and a concentration of 14C in modern carbon. Further, a metal such as iron in the medium can be used as an internal standard. According to the method, a biodegradation rate of a non-natural organic compound can be measured safely, simply, rapidly, and accurately without providing any special measures against radiation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2003
    Publication date: July 20, 2006
    Inventors: Hironori Tashiro, Shinji Ito