Patents by Inventor Takanori Sato

Takanori Sato 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: 11325164
    Abstract: A machining swarf removing apparatus includes a left and a right machining swarf removing units. When removing machining swarf adhered to a recovery box, the left machining swarf removing unit is placed in removal starting position. A brush enters an insertion-ready state in which transverse direction thereof is oriented in a second direction D2. The brush is moved to an insertion position for insertion into the recovery box, then the brush is rotated to enter a machining swarf removal-ready state in which a longitudinal direction thereof is oriented in the second direction D2. The left machining swarf removing unit is moved to remove the machining swarf adhered to the recovery box by the brush, while a left rod vibrating device is driven to vibrate a rod, vibrating the brush attached to the rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuichi Hirata, Shinji Ago, Takanori Sato, Yuki Sato
  • Patent number: 11173573
    Abstract: Provided are a laser processing method and a laser processing device which prevent a laser irradiation unit from colliding with an edge of a plate material when the laser irradiation unit returns to a portion just above the plate material from an outer part of the portion just above the plate material. The laser processing method for cutting a plate material by laser irradiation, the method including: a plate material end portion holding process of holding a position of an end portion of the plate material at a predetermined position when a laser irradiation unit is present outside a portion just above the plate material; and a laser irradiation unit moving process in which the laser irradiation unit moves from an outer part of the portion just above the plate material to the portion just above the plate material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takanori Sato, Shin Yoshida, Masahiro Koike, Kenichi Fukami
  • Patent number: 11148491
    Abstract: A drawbar bracket includes a first fastening plate, a second fastening plate, and a coupling member. The coupling member couples the first fastening plate to the second fastening plate. The first fastening plate includes a first plate body, a first fastening part, and a first curved part. The first curved part couples the first plate body to the first fastening part and has a curved shape. The second fastening plate includes a second plate body, a second fastening part, and a second curved part. The second curved part couples the second plate body to the second fastening part and has a curved shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: KUBOTA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Takanori Sato
  • Patent number: 11142098
    Abstract: A vehicle seat slide apparatus includes: a lower rail; an upper rail movably mounted on the lower rail and configured to support a seat; an annular-shaped lock spring attached to the upper rail; and an unlocking member attached to the upper rail, wherein: the lock spring has a lock portion configured to engage the lower rail to restrict upper rail movement; the unlocking member is configured to release movement restriction of the upper rail by displacing the lock spring to release an engagement state between the lock spring and the lower rail, is disposed inside the lock spring in both longitudinal and width directions of the upper rail, and includes a rotating portion and a pressing portion; the rotating portion is made of one flat plate material, and is configured to rotate; and the pressing portion is configured to be connected to the rotating portion and press the lock spring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: SHIROKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takuya Nishio, Takanori Sato
  • Publication number: 20210268604
    Abstract: A laser processing apparatus 3 includes: a laser head H; a conveying device 4 that conveys a workpiece W; a head driving mechanism that moves the laser head H; a dust collecting box 60 that moves below the workpiece W and follows the laser head H such that the dust collecting box 60 is disposed below the laser head H; an outer support roller 81 and an inner support roller 82 that are provided at an opening 61 of the dust collecting box 60 and are rotatable around an axis parallel to a width direction orthogonal to a conveying direction Fy; and a counter roller 9 that rotates the outer support roller 81 in synchronization with a conveying operation of the workpiece W by the conveying device 4. The counter roller 9 transmits motive power of the conveying device 4 as a belt conveyor to the outer support roller 81.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2021
    Publication date: September 2, 2021
    Inventors: Hiroki TOKUICHI, Yuichi HIRATA, Takanori SATO, Shin YOSHIDA
  • Publication number: 20210268609
    Abstract: A laser processing apparatus 1 includes a laser head 31, a flexible cable 6 connecting a laser oscillator and the laser head 31 to each other, a conveyance apparatus 2 that conveys a workpiece W, a head drive mechanism 5 that moves the laser head 31 to a processing position, and a cable support mechanism 7 that moves the cable 6 in association with movement of the laser head 31. The cable support mechanism 7 includes a first holder 61 holding the cable 6, a first spring balancer 711 connected to the first holder 61 through a first wire 712, and a second spring balancer 721 connected to the first holder 61 through a second wire 722. The spring balancers 711, 721 are fixed to a support frame 8, and as viewed in plane, are arranged in a line along a width direction X perpendicular to a conveyance direction Y.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2021
    Publication date: September 2, 2021
    Inventors: Yuichi HIRATA, Takanori SATO, Yuya JIN
  • Publication number: 20210268603
    Abstract: A laser processing apparatus 3 includes: a laser head H; a head driving mechanism that moves the laser head H above a workpiece W; and a dust collecting box 60 that moves below the workpiece W and follows the laser head H. A non-contact support unit 7 is provided at an opening 61 of the dust collecting box 60, and the non-contact support unit 7 suctions a lower surface of the workpiece W toward a suction surface 71 and supports the workpiece W without bringing the lower surface of the workpiece W and the suction surface 71 into contact with each other. An outer support roller 81 and an inner support roller 82 that are each rotatable about an axis parallel to a width direction orthogonal or substantially orthogonal to a conveying direction Fy are provided at the opening 61.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2021
    Publication date: September 2, 2021
    Inventors: Hiroki TOKUICHI, Shin YOSHIDA, Takanori SATO, Yuichi HIRATA, Naruhiko OKUBO, Koki MIZUTANI
  • Patent number: 11060160
    Abstract: A low-alloy steel has a composition including, by mass %, C: more than 0.45 and up to 0.65%; Si: 0.05 to 0.50%; Mn: 0.10 to 1.00%; P: up to 0.020%; S: up to 0.0020%; Cu: up to 0.1%; Cr: 0.40 to 1.50%; Ni: up to 0.1%; Mo: 0.50 to 2.50%; Ti: up to 0.01%; V: 0.05 to 0.25%; Nb: 0.005 to 0.20%; Al: 0.010 to 0.100%; B: up to 0.0005%; Ca: 0 to 0.003%; 0: up to 0.01%; N: up to 0.007%; and other elements. A microstructure consists of tempered martensite and retained austenite <2% in volume fraction, crystal grain size number being 9.0 or larger, number density of carbonitride-based inclusions with grain diameter of 50 ?m or larger being 10 inclusions/100 mm2 or smaller, and yield strength being 965 MPa or higher.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Keiichi Kondo, Yuji Arai, Takanori Sato
  • Patent number: 11059391
    Abstract: A vehicle seat slide device includes an upper rail, a lower rail, a lock mechanism, and a lock release mechanism. The lock mechanism restricts relative movement of the upper rail. The upper rail includes two side walls and an upper wall. The lock release mechanism includes a lever member, a push portion, and a spring member. The push portion pushes an unlock element of the lock mechanism and performs an unlocking action with the lock mechanism when the lever member is pivoted based on an operation force. The spring member applies an urging force to the lever member in a direction opposite to the direction in which the lever member is pivoted. The spring member includes an engagement end, which engages the lever member, and a spring body. At least the spring body is arranged in an inner space of the upper rail defined below the upper wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: SHIROKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takuya Nishio, Takanori Sato, Koji Kumagai
  • Patent number: 11052789
    Abstract: A vehicle seat slide device is capable of improving an operational feeling of an unlocking member. The vehicle seat slide device includes: a lower rail; an upper rail that is movably attached to the lower rail and supports a seat; a lock spring that is attached to the upper rail, has a lock part engaging with the lower rail to restrict movement of the upper rail, and is formed in an annular shape; and an unlocking member that is attached to the upper rail and displaces the lock spring to disengage the lock spring and the lower rail to clear the restriction on the movement of the upper rail. The unlocking member is positioned more inside than the lock spring as seen in both a longitudinal direction and a width direction of the upper rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: SHIROKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Koji Kumagai, Takanori Sato, Yuto Kogune
  • Patent number: 11046210
    Abstract: A slide device includes a lower rail, an upper rail, a lock member, and a lock release member. The upper rail is coupled to the lower rail in a movable manner. The lock member is configured to restrict movement of the upper rail relative to the lower rail. The lock release member is configured to release a lock by the lock member. The lock release member includes a bracket fixed to the upper rail. A cover is attached to the bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: SHIROKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shunsuke Aoki, Takanori Sato, Koji Kumagai
  • Patent number: 11020472
    Abstract: The present invention relates to novel recombinant swinepox viruses and their use in vaccine compositions. The recombinant swinepox viruses of the invention are doubly defective for IL18bp and TK genes, and comprise at least one foreign gene cloned into defective TK gene sequence. The invention is particularly suited to produce swine vaccines, particularly for vaccinating swine against PCV2 infection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: CEVA SANTE ANIMALE
    Inventors: Takanori Sato, Shuji Saitoh, Yasutoshi Komiya
  • Publication number: 20200406786
    Abstract: A vehicle seat slide apparatus includes: a lower rail; an upper rail movably mounted on the lower rail and configured to support a seat; an annular-shaped lock spring attached to the upper rail; and an unlocking member attached to the upper rail, wherein: the lock spring has a lock portion configured to engage the lower rail to restrict upper rail movement; the unlocking member is configured to release movement restriction of the upper rail by displacing the lock spring to release an engagement state between the lock spring and the lower rail, is disposed inside the lock spring in both longitudinal and width directions of the upper rail, and includes a rotating portion and a pressing portion; the rotating portion is made of one flat plate material, and is configured to rotate; and the pressing portion is configured to be connected to the rotating portion and press the lock spring.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2020
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Applicant: SHIROKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takuya NISHIO, Takanori SATO
  • Publication number: 20200367857
    Abstract: A mounting member which is to be attached to a cart to which a monitor configured to display an ultrasonic image is fixed, the mounting member on which an ultrasonic measurement apparatus configured to acquire the ultrasonic image is to be mounted, the mounting member includes a fixing portion to which at least a part of a cable and connector part that are connected to a probe of the ultrasonic measurement apparatus is to be fitted and fixed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2020
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Inventors: Masaki TERAISHI, Takamitsu SHIMIZU, Takanori SATO
  • Publication number: 20200324670
    Abstract: A slide device includes a lower rail, an upper rail, a lock member, and a lock release member. The upper rail is coupled to the lower rail in a movable manner. The lock member is configured to restrict movement of the upper rail relative to the lower rail. The lock release member is configured to release a lock by the lock member. The lock release member includes a bracket fixed to the upper rail. A cover is attached to the bracket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2020
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Applicant: SHIROKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shunsuke AOKI, Takanori SATO, Koji KUMAGAI
  • Publication number: 20200276919
    Abstract: A vehicle seat slide device is capable of improving an operational feeling of an unlocking member. The vehicle seat slide device includes: a lower rail; an upper rail that is movably attached to the lower rail and supports a seat; a lock spring that is attached to the upper rail, has a lock part engaging with the lower rail to restrict movement of the upper rail, and is formed in an annular shape; and an unlocking member that is attached to the upper rail and displaces the lock spring to disengage the lock spring and the lower rail to clear the restriction on the movement of the upper rail. The unlocking member is positioned more inside than the lock spring as seen in both a longitudinal direction and a width direction of the upper rail.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2018
    Publication date: September 3, 2020
    Applicant: SHIROKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Koji KUMAGAI, Takanori SATO, Yuto KOGUNE
  • Publication number: 20200170284
    Abstract: A pressurization processing system that performs pressurization processing on a target by immersing the target in the sea or a lake, includes a housing body that is configured to house the target, a buoyancy body that is configured to float the housing body, a weight body that has a specific gravity greater than that of seawater or lake water, and a separation mechanism that separably connects the housing body and the weight body. In the system, the buoyancy body includes a housing bag having water permeability, and the housing bag houses a plurality of hollow glass spheres, and is immersed in the seawater or the lake water so that a space between the plurality of hollow glass spheres housed in the housing bag is filled with the seawater or the lake water.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2019
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Inventor: Takanori SATO
  • Publication number: 20200070604
    Abstract: A drawbar bracket includes a first fastening plate, a second fastening plate , and a coupling member. The coupling member couples the first fastening plate to the second fastening plate. The first fastening plate includes a first plate body, a first fastening part, and a first curved part. The first curved part couples the first plate body to the first fastening part and has a curved shape. The second fastening plate includes a second plate body, a second fastening part, and a second curved part. The second curved part couples the second plate body to the second fastening part and has a curved shape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2019
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Applicant: Kubota Corporation
    Inventor: Takanori SATO
  • Patent number: D886875
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: KUBOTA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Junta Kuwae, Taiki Furuki, Megumi Sawai, Daisuke Yasunobe, Takanori Sato
  • Patent number: D878428
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: KUBOTA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Taiki Furuki, Takanori Sato, Daisuke Inaba, Hitoshi Omachi, Junta Kuwae