Patents by Inventor Shinji Kotani

Shinji Kotani 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: 7402150
    Abstract: Disclosed is an injection device for properly dissolving pharmaceutical agents contained in a two-compartment syringe having slidable front and rear walls, and then performing portionwise multiple injections. The injection device comprises a front casing designed to enclose and hold the two-compartment syringe with a double-ended needle attached to the front end of it, a rear casing designed to receive the thus held two-compartment syringe being inserted in the rear-end first manner, and to lock and hold the front casing, a piston rod placed in the rear casing and designed to push from behind and carry forward the slidable rear wall, wherein the piston rod can be pushed forwardly from behind the rear casing, and a spring provided so that, when the front end of the piston rod is moved backward, the spring may be once compressed and then push the piston rod to a forward position again, and forwardly drives the slidable rear wall to abut on the slidable front wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2008
    Assignee: JCR Pharmaceuticals Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Matsumoto, Masahiro Urakami, Noriyuki Tanaka, Yoshitaka Yamashita, Shinji Kotani, Takashi Hanada, Masafumi Tatsumi
  • Publication number: 20070185440
    Abstract: Disclosed is an injection device for properly dissolving pharmaceutical agents contained in a two-compartment syringe having slidable front and rear walls, and then performing portionwise multiple injections. The injection device comprises a front casing designed to enclose and hold the two-compartment syringe with a double-ended needle attached to the front end of it, a rear casing designed to receive the thus held two-compartment syringe being inserted in the rear-end first manner, and to lock and hold the front casing, a piston rod placed in the rear casing and designed to push from behind and carry forward the slidable rear wall, wherein the piston rod can be pushed forwardly from behind the rear casing, and a spring provided so that, when the front end of the piston rod is moved backward, the spring may be once compressed and then push the piston rod to a forward position again, and forwardly drives the slidable rear wall to abut on the slidable front wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2006
    Publication date: August 9, 2007
    Inventors: Hiroshi Matsumto, Masahiro Urakami, Noriyuki Tanaka, Yoshitaka Yamashita, Shinji Kotani, Takashi Hanada, Masafumi Tatsumi
  • Patent number: 6217414
    Abstract: An apparatus for repositioning and forming a power transmission belt. The apparatus has first and second hangers for supporting a plurality of power transmission belts and movable selectively between active and inactive positions. Each of the first and second hangers has a storage portion and a standby portion. At least one shifting mechanism is operable to move a power transmission belt from the storage portion to the standby portion on each of the first and second hangers. A first belt running unit has a first pulley around which a power transmission belt can be placed. The first belt running unit is movable selectively between a processing position and an attaching/detaching position. A second belt running unit has a second pulley around which a power transmission belt can be placed. The second belt running unit is movable selectively between a processing position and an attaching/detaching position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2001
    Assignee: Mitsuboshi Belting Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiromi Michirura, Shinji Kotani
  • Patent number: 6080072
    Abstract: A belt handling system has a belt storage subassembly, a testing pulley subassembly, and a belt transfer subassembly. The testing pulley subassembly has first and second spaced, rotatable pulleys around which a belt to be treated can be trained. The belt transfer subassembly is operable to transfer a belt at the belt storage subassembly into an operative position trained around the first and second pulleys. The testing pulley subassembly has a belt removal unit which is repositionable between first and second positions. A belt trained around the first and second pulleys is movable from an engaged state with the first pulley wherein a belt trained around the first and second pulleys follows rotational movement of the first pulley and a disengaged state wherein the first pulley can be rotated without causing a belt trained around the first and second pulleys to follow rotational movement of the first pulley.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 1998
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2000
    Assignee: Mitsuboshi Belting Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiromi Michikura, Shinji Kotani
  • Patent number: 5976250
    Abstract: An apparatus for simultaneously treating a plurality of cords for use in power transmission belts. The apparatus has a heating chamber, heated air in the chamber, and a guide system for simultaneously guiding a first cord in a first predetermined path and a second cord in a second predetermined path through the heating chamber. The guide system has at least a first roller with a first axis and first structure for causing the first cord and the second cord to move at least partially around the axis of the first roller progressively axially relative to the first roller as the first cord moves in the first predetermined path and the second cord moves in the second predetermined path through the heating chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 1997
    Date of Patent: November 2, 1999
    Assignee: Mitsuboshi Belting Ltd.
    Inventors: Masakastu Maetani, Shinji Kotani, Haruyuki Tsubaki, Takashi Masuda
  • Patent number: 5944895
    Abstract: An apparatus for treating a cord for use in a power transmission belt. The apparatus has a guide system for guiding a cord in a predetermined path and a processing liquid application system including a receptacle for a discrete amount of a processing liquid. A container defines a reservoir for a supply of processing liquid. There is a discharge opening on the first container for communicating processing liquid from a supply of processing liquid in the first container reservoir to the receptacle. With a first predetermined amount of processing liquid in the receptacle, the predetermined path extends through the processing liquid in the receptacle. With the discharge opening blocked, the first container reservoir is air tight. A first structure is provided for mounting the first container in an operative position on the apparatus wherein processing liquid in the first container reservoir flows by gravity to the discharge opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 1997
    Date of Patent: August 31, 1999
    Assignee: Mitsuboshi Belting Ltd.
    Inventors: Masakastu Maetani, Shinji Kotani, Haruyuki Tsubaki, Takashi Masuda
  • Patent number: 5866877
    Abstract: An oven for continuously heating a cord, which oven has a housing defining an internal space for treatment of a cord. The housing has an inlet and an outlet communicating with the internal housing space and between which a cord being heated passes in a predetermined path. A heating chamber is defined within the internal housing space through which a cord being heated travels between the housing inlet and outlet. A first partition within the internal housing space is located beneath at least a part of the predetermined path and defines an upper wall of a hot air supply chamber within the internal housing space. The first partition has an elongate slit therethrough that resides beneath, and extends parallel to, the part of the predetermined path through which slit air in the hot air supply chamber is communicated to the heating chamber. An inlet opening in the housing communicates heated air to the hot air supply chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 1997
    Date of Patent: February 2, 1999
    Assignee: Mitsuboshi Belting Ltd.
    Inventors: Masakastu Maetani, Shinji Kotani, Haruyuki Tsubaki, Takashi Masuda