Patents by Inventor Shoji Yamamoto

Shoji Yamamoto 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: 20110104935
    Abstract: A connector according to the present invention connects a conductive member such as a radiating section which radiates generated heat from a heat source functioning with supplied power and a power connection section which connects with an external power source supplying power to the heat source. The connector is characterized by having electrical insulation properties in order to electrically insulate the conductive member and the power connection section, and having thermal resistance in order to prevent deformation due to heat from the heat source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2009
    Publication date: May 5, 2011
    Applicant: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki Kitamura, Susumu Kitamura, Noritaka Okamura, Hiroyasu Nakagawa, Shoji Yamamoto
  • Publication number: 20110086529
    Abstract: A lever type connector includes a lever which includes a pair of parallel plates and a grip portion connecting parallel plates each other and is attached to a connector housing. Each of the parallel plates is formed with a reception hole into which one of shafts is inserted and a cam groove. First and second retaining projections which retain the lever by engaging with a retaining portion provided on the lever are provided at opposite ends of the opposite sides of the connector housing. The lever is retained by the first retaining projection so as to be located at a position where a rear face is exposed so that a terminal connected with a wire can be inserted through the rear face, and is retained by the second retaining projection so as to dispose the cam groove at a position where the cam groove can receive a cam pin of a mating connector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2010
    Publication date: April 14, 2011
    Applicant: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tohru KOBAYASHI, Shoji YAMAMOTO
  • Patent number: 7922503
    Abstract: A lever-type connector includes a housing and a wire cover. Shafts are extended from the housing. A lever attached to the housing has a pair of parallel plates and a grip portion connecting the parallel plates. Each of the parallel plates is formed with a hole in which the shaft is inserted. A projection provided on the wire cover abuts one of the parallel plates in a state where the lever is attached to the housing so that the grip portion is disposed at a side of the lead-out port. A rotation preventing part is provided at one of the shafts and the hole of the one of the parallel plates and prevents a rotation of the lever in a state where the one of the parallel plates is deformed by the abutment of the projection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2011
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Tohru Kobayashi, Shoji Yamamoto
  • Publication number: 20110070763
    Abstract: A lever-type connector includes a housing and a wire cover. Shafts are extended from the housing. A lever attached to the housing has a pair of parallel plates and a grip portion connecting the parallel plates. Each of the parallel plates is formed with a hole in which the shaft is inserted. A projection provided on the wire cover abuts one of the parallel plates in a state where the lever is attached to the housing so that the grip portion is disposed at a side of the lead-out port. A rotation preventing part is provided at one of the shafts and the hole of the one of the parallel plates and prevents a rotation of the lever in a state where the one of the parallel plates is deformed by the abutment of the projection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2010
    Publication date: March 24, 2011
    Applicant: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tohru KOBAYASHI, Shoji YAMAMOTO
  • Publication number: 20100318326
    Abstract: To provide a simulation system of cardiac function utilizing a cardiac structure model which is generated based on an appropriate composite material view representing the myocardial tissue. A simulation system of cardiac function to predict a change in cardiac geometry using a cardiac structure model contains a material specification input part 11 to determine both connective tissue data and myocyte data, a geometry data input part 13 to input geometry data of three-dimensional geometry of a heart, and a cardiac-structure-model construction part 14 wherein a cardiac structure model assumes assembly of finite elements based on continuum data of three-dimensional geometry defined by geometry data and made of composite material containing matrix and reinforcement fiber, and possesses mechanical properties of reinforcement fiber reflecting mechanical properties of connective tissue data and mechanical properties of matrix reflecting mechanical properties of myocyte data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2007
    Publication date: December 16, 2010
    Inventor: Shoji Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 7819695
    Abstract: A multi-unit connector is formed by mounting a plurality of unit connectors, in which a terminal is received in a terminal receiving section of a housing, into a connector frame. The housing includes a front opening, and the connector frame includes a wall covering the front opening. The wall has a hole for terminal insertion, and a positioning rib projectingly. The terminal is positioned without rattling by supporting the terminal between the positioning rib and an inner wall at a side opposite to the positioning rib of the terminal receiving section. The positioning rib is provided with a slant surface for supporting the terminal. Furthermore, an additional positioning rib is arranged symmetrically against the positioning rib about a center of the hole and the slant surfaces for supporting a top end of the terminal are formed facing to each other at the positioning rib and the additional positioning rib.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2010
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Sasaki, Shoji Yamamoto, Tohru Kurosawa
  • Patent number: 7806216
    Abstract: A vehicle number plate that allows a steering damper to be disposed without impairing the functions of the number plate, and is less susceptible to an effect of cross wind. The vehicle includes a front fork, which suspends a front wheel, disposed steerably on a head pipe on a vehicle body and a steering mechanism including a handlebar mounted on the front fork. The number plate is marked with a competition identification number and is disposed at a front portion of a fork bridge including a top bridge and a bottom bridge to connect left- and right-hand portions of the front fork. In the vehicle, the steering damper is disposed between the head pipe and the bottom bridge. The number plate includes a protruded portion that protrudes forwardly at a center thereof and narrows toward a lower portion, the lower portion covering an area forward of the steering damper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2010
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Daisuke Tokumura, Toshihiko Kamio, Yuuji Watanuki, Shoji Yamamoto, Mikio Uchiyama, Hiroshi Yamada, Hiroyuki Maeda
  • Publication number: 20100219752
    Abstract: In a case of manufacturing a double ended discharge lamp, it is intended to decrease the manufacturing cost while maintaining identical lamp characteristic and lamp lifetime with those in a case of forming a quartz bulb with quartz at a high purity. In a quartz bulb (1) in which a pair of straight tube portions (2A, 2B) each having a sealing tube (4A, 4B) for sealing an electrode mount (M) and a supply/exhaust tube (5A, 5B) that is cut and removed after sealing in communication to each other are formed on both ends of a chamber (3) as a light emitting portion, end portions (1A, 1B) of the quartz tube including the entire portion or a portion of the supply/exhaust tubes (5A, 5B) are formed in contiguous with the central portion (10) of the quartz tube including all portions forming the inner surface (3a) of the chamber, and one or both of the end portions (1A, 1B) of the quartz tube is formed of quartz at a purity lower than that of the central portion (10) of the quartz tube.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2008
    Publication date: September 2, 2010
    Applicant: IWASAKI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Makoto Ohkahara, Shoji Yamamoto
  • Publication number: 20100096992
    Abstract: The lighting device includes: a heat radiating part provided with a cavity that accommodates a part of a plurality of drive circuit components driving a light source module; and a base part provided with a cavity that accommodates another part (e.g., a transistor) of the drive circuit components. Then, the drive circuit components are accommodated in the cavity of the heat radiating part and the cavity of the base part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2008
    Publication date: April 22, 2010
    Applicant: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shoji Yamamoto, Hiroyasu Nakagawa, Shinya Sakaida, Fujio Takahashi, Ayanori Hamaguchi
  • Publication number: 20100083031
    Abstract: According to an aspect of the embodiment, a message queuing unit of the message processing apparatus stores received messages. A message reception control unit receives a notification of destinations of messages, extracts only the messages for current processes based on a process control table recording current or standby of processes, and transmits the messages to corresponding applications as current processes. On the other hand, the message reception control unit does not transmit the messages to the applications as standby processes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2009
    Publication date: April 1, 2010
    Applicant: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Yasuo Koike, Tamaki Tanaka, Shoji Yamamoto
  • Publication number: 20090282420
    Abstract: When a message is transmitted from a storing application of a process requesting server, a message queuing server stores the message in a queue. When storing the message in the queue, the message queuing server transmits information regarding this message to an extracting application of a process performing server, thereby controlling a linkage operation between the storing application of the process requesting server and the extracting application of the process performing server.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2009
    Publication date: November 12, 2009
    Applicant: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Kazuhisa Fujita, Shoji Yamamoto, Yasuo Koike, Tamaki Tanaka, Kazuya Uesugi
  • Publication number: 20090053917
    Abstract: A multi-unit connector is structured by mounting a plurality of unit connectors, in which a terminal is received in a terminal receiving section of a housing, into a connector frame. The housing includes a front opening, and the connector frame includes a wall covering the front opening. The wall has a hole for terminal insertion, and a positioning rib projectingly. The terminal is positioned without rattling by supporting the terminal between the positioning rib and an inner wall at a side opposite to the positioning rib of the terminal receiving section. The positioning rib is provided with a slant surface for supporting the terminal. Furthermore, an additional positioning rib is arranged symmetrically against the positioning rib about a center of the hole and the slant surfaces for supporting a top end of the terminal are formed facing to each other at the positioning rib and the additional positioning rib.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2008
    Publication date: February 26, 2009
    Applicant: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Sasaki, Shoji Yamamoto, Tohru Kurosawa
  • Patent number: 7427205
    Abstract: A lever type connector is provided with a lever assisting in fitting or detaching first and second connector housings thereof. A lever is fitted to the first connector housing. A plurality of projecting parts is provided in a circumference of the lever. A plurality of receiving parts is provided in the first connector housing to slidably engage with the projecting part. Engagement between the projecting and receiving parts prevents the lever from deformation and warpage in a rotating operation of the lever for the connecting operation. The projecting parts and the receiving parts are configured so that the projecting parts and the receiving parts are engaged only when the lever is positioned so that the fitting force is large in the rotating operation, and the projecting parts and the receiving parts are not engaged when the lever is positioned in another state in which the fitting force is small.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2008
    Assignees: Yazaki Corporation, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Sasaki, Shoji Yamamoto, Takahiro Yoneda, Ryo Sawada, Ken Yoshimura
  • Publication number: 20080028656
    Abstract: A vehicle number plate that allows a steering damper to be disposed without impairing the functions of the number plate, and is less susceptible to an effect of cross wind. The vehicle includes a front fork, which suspends a front wheel, disposed steerably on a head pipe on a vehicle body and a steering mechanism including a handlebar mounted on the front fork. The number plate is marked with a competition identification number and is disposed at a front portion of a fork bridge including a top bridge and a bottom bridge to connect left- and right-hand portions of the front fork. In the vehicle, the steering damper is disposed between the head pipe and the bottom bridge. The number plate includes a protruded portion that protrudes forwardly at a center thereof and narrows toward a lower portion, the lower portion covering an area forward of the steering damper.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2007
    Publication date: February 7, 2008
    Applicant: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD
    Inventors: Daisuke Tokumura, Toshihiko Kamio, Yuuji Watanuki, Shoji Yamamoto, Mikio Uchiyama, Hiroshi Yamada, Hiroyuki Maeda
  • Publication number: 20070202722
    Abstract: A lever type connector is provided with a lever assisting in fitting or detaching first and second connector housings thereof. A lever is fitted to the first connector housing. A plurality of projecting parts is provided in a circumference of the lever. A plurality of receiving parts is provided in the first connector housing to slidably engage with the projecting part Engagement between the projecting and receiving parts prevents the lever from deformation and warpage in a rotating operation of the lever for the connecting operation. The projecting parts and the receiving parts are configured so that the projecting parts and the receiving parts are engaged only when the lever is positioned so that the fitting force is large in the rotating operation, and the projecting parts and the receiving parts are not engaged when the lever is positioned in another state in which the fitting force is small.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2007
    Publication date: August 30, 2007
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Sasaki, Shoji Yamamoto, Takahiro Yoneda, Ryo Sawada, Ken Yoshimura
  • Patent number: 7234952
    Abstract: A lever type connector of the present invention includes a connector housing, a cover, a lever rotatably mounted on the connector housing, and a snap tab mounted on the cover. During rotation of the lever from an unlocking position to a locking position, the snap tab is pressed by the lever and bent, and if the lever reaches the locking position, the snap tab is brought back to lock the lever. The maximum bent inward angle of the snap tab is set to be smaller than the outward inclination angle of the snap tab without being bent. It is possible to prevent contact between the snap tab and the electric wires. The electric wires are prevented from being damaged, and the operation failure of the snap tab is also avoided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2007
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Sasaki, Shoji Yamamoto, Takahiro Yoneda, Ryo Sawada, Ken Yoshimura
  • Publication number: 20070087599
    Abstract: A lever type connector of the present invention includes a connector housing, a cover, a lever rotatably mounted on the connector housing, and a snap tab mounted on the cover. During rotation of the lever from an unlocking position to a locking position, the snap tab is pressed by the lever and bent, and if the lever reaches the locking position, the snap tab is brought back to lock the lever. The maximum bent inward angle of the snap tab is set to be smaller than the outward inclination angle of the snap tab without being bent. It is possible to prevent contact between the snap tab and the electric wires. The electric wires are prevented from being damaged, and the operation failure of the snap tab is also avoided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2006
    Publication date: April 19, 2007
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Sasaki, Shoji Yamamoto, Takahiro Yoneda, Ryo Sawada, Ken Yoshimura
  • Patent number: 6851500
    Abstract: A method of loading a two-wheeled vehicle onto a vehicle, e.g., within a trunk space of the accommodating vehicle. The required trunk space can be minimized without relying upon folding of the two-wheeled vehicle. A seat post of the two-wheeled vehicle loaded onto and rearward of a rearmost seat of a four-wheeled vehicle is pulled up forward around a predetermined shaft of pivotal motion. A seat of the two-wheeled vehicle functions integrally as a backrest of a rear seat of the four-wheeled vehicle and a seat back of the two-wheeled vehicle integrally functions as a headrest of the seat of the four-wheeled vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2005
    Assignee: Honda Giken Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki Horii, Yukinori Kurakawa, Satoshi Kazama, Hidetoshi Kabayama, Dai Higashida, Tomohiro Komori, Shoji Yamamoto
  • Patent number: D563855
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2008
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shoji Yamamoto, Yuji Watanuki
  • Patent number: D497329
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2004
    Assignee: Honda Giken Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Shoji Yamamoto, Takatsugu Kido