Patents by Inventor Takafumi Asakura

Takafumi Asakura 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: 9723857
    Abstract: An effervescent beverage containing a grain degradation product which contains creamy and tasty foam having a refreshing texture and a new texture of a prolonged creamy-foam retention is formed on the effervescent beverage upon drinking, a method for dispensing and a dispenser of such effervescent beverage are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: KIRIN BEER KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Norio Endo, Shinobu Ueno, Daiju Mizumoto, Takafumi Asakura, Hiroshi Shibata
  • Publication number: 20130029022
    Abstract: An effervescent beverage containing a grain degradation product which contains creamy and tasty foam having a refreshing texture and a new texture of a prolonged creamy-foam retention is formed on the effervescent beverage upon drinking, a method for dispensing and a dispenser of such effervescent beverage are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2012
    Publication date: January 31, 2013
    Applicant: KIRIN BEER KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Norio Endo, Shinobu Ueno, Daiju Mizumoto, Takafumi Asakura, Hiroshi Shibata
  • Patent number: 8302752
    Abstract: A multi-plate clutch includes a clutch inner member, having a cylindrical portion and a pressure-applying plate portion, and a pressure-receiving plate opposite the pressure-applying plate portion with plural driving and driven friction plates interposed therebetween. The multi-plate clutch also includes a center cam having a disc portion, an assist cam and a slipper cam disposed on the disc portion. The assist and slipper cams include identical material, and have substantially identical shapes. An outer circumference of the assist cam is splined to an inner circumference of the cylindrical portion of the clutch inner member, so the assist cam can move in the axial direction relative to the clutch inner member. An outer circumference of the slipper cam is splined to the inner circumference of the cylindrical portion, so that axial motion of the slipper cam, relative to the clutch inner member away from the disc portion, is limited.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshitsugu Gokan, Takafumi Asakura, Hirotaka Kawatsu
  • Publication number: 20100078286
    Abstract: A multi-plate clutch includes a clutch inner member, having a cylindrical portion and a pressure-applying plate portion, and a pressure-receiving plate opposite the pressure-applying plate portion with plural driving and driven friction plates interposed therebetween. The multi-plate clutch also includes a center cam having a disc portion, an assist cam and a slipper cam disposed on the disc portion. The assist and slipper cams include identical material, and have substantially identical shapes. An outer circumference of the assist cam is splined to an inner circumference of the cylindrical portion of the clutch inner member, so the assist cam can move in the axial direction relative to the clutch inner member. An outer circumference of the slipper cam is splined to the inner circumference of the cylindrical portion, so that axial motion of the slipper cam, relative to the clutch inner member away from the disc portion, is limited.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2009
    Publication date: April 1, 2010
    Applicant: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshitsugu Gokan, Takafumi Asakura, Hirotaka Kawatsu
  • Patent number: 6810386
    Abstract: A company information disclosure system quickly discloses information about companies listed in a securities exchange with fairness and in an adequate time to enhance the trading of the securities. A transmission server stores a registration program which registers company information while a disclosure time determining program produces a table required for disclosing processes at the time of registration of the company information. The disclosure time determining program uses the registration program by setting the company information disclosure time to be a time determined by adding a predetermined time to a closing time of trading in the securities exchange. A satellite distribution program distributes company information by way of satellite and a server distribution program distributes company information using a terrestrial line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2004
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventors: Toshiki Yurino, Satoshi Koga, Takafumi Asakura, Shuji Yamamoto