Patents by Inventor Takaya MASUDA

Takaya MASUDA 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: 11897573
    Abstract: An operating device for a human-powered vehicle comprises a base member, an operating member, a first substrate, and a second substrate. The operating member is movably coupled to the base member. The first substrate is provided to one of the base member and the operating member. The second substrate is provided to the one of the base member and the operating member. The second substrate is separate from the first substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: SHIMANO INC.
    Inventors: Ayako Takahashi, Takuma Sakai, Yasuyuki Komada, Yusuke Nishikawa, Kentaro Kosaka, Takaya Masuda, Katsuhiro Tachibana, Shun Kakehashi, Yuichiro Hidaka, Fumihide Numata
  • Publication number: 20240043982
    Abstract: There is provided a thermal spray coating which has excellent plasma erosion resistance, which protects members of a plasma etching device from plasma erosion over a long period of term, and which can contribute to the stable production of devices and a longer life of members. The thermal spray material which is one aspect of this invention contains a composite compound containing a rare earth fluoride in the proportion of 40 mol % or more and 80 mol % or less, a magnesium fluoride in the proportion of 10 mol % or more and 40 mol % or less, and a calcium fluoride in the proportion of 0 mol % or more and 40 mol % or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2021
    Publication date: February 8, 2024
    Applicants: TOCALO Co., Ltd., FUJIMI INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Shiojiri, Tatsuo Suidzu, Kensuke Taguchi, Hiroaki Mizuno, Takaya Masuda
  • Patent number: 11801913
    Abstract: A bicycle electric component setting system is basically provided a master unit and a plurality of slave bicycle electric components. The master unit is configured to be mounted to a bicycle. The master unit is configured to receive update information from an external terminal device. The slave bicycle electric components are configured to be mounted to the bicycle. The slave bicycle electric components are configured to receive the update information from the master unit to change a setting of at least one of the slave bicycle electric components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2023
    Assignee: Shimano Inc.
    Inventors: Akinori Hashimoto, Takaya Masuda
  • Publication number: 20230312042
    Abstract: An electric device for a human-powered vehicle comprises an electrical contact. The electrical contact has a first state where the electrical contact receives electricity from a power supply and a second state where the electrical contact receives information from an external device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2022
    Publication date: October 5, 2023
    Applicant: SHIMANO INC.
    Inventors: Takaya MASUDA, Daiki KATO, Tomohiro TAKIMOTO
  • Publication number: 20230269605
    Abstract: A wireless communication device for a human-powered vehicle comprises a wireless communicator unit and a controller. The wireless communicator unit is configured to wirelessly communicate with at least one electric component. The controller is configured to control the wireless communicator unit to wirelessly communicate with the at least one electric component. The controller is configured to modify, in accordance with a predetermined condition, a signal transmitting manner of a signal transmitted in a predetermined period from the wireless communicator unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2022
    Publication date: August 24, 2023
    Applicant: SHIMANO INC.
    Inventors: Takaya MASUDA, Ryo ISOBE
  • Patent number: 11731730
    Abstract: A control device for a first communicator of a human-powered vehicle configured to establish one of a wireless communication and a wired communication with a second communicator comprises a power supply controller. The power supply controller is configured to control a power supplying state of at least one of a first electric power source and a second electric power source to supply electric power to the first communicator based on at least one of a power-source state of at least one of the first electric power source and the second electric power source and a communication state between the first communicator and the second communicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2023
    Assignee: SHIMANO INC.
    Inventors: Takaya Masuda, Fumihide Numata, Takashi Matsubara, Tomohiro Takimoto
  • Publication number: 20230151143
    Abstract: An object of the present disclosure is to provide a method for producing an aliphatic polyester resin which substantially does not contain impurities, such as metals, and which has high molecular weight, particularly a polylactic acid having high molecular weight and high optical purity. The method for producing an aliphatic polyester resin of the present disclosure has a step of contacting a solution containing a cyclic ester with a cyclic amine catalyst and a polymerization initiator to initiate a reaction, a step of conducting the reaction by flow-type polymerization, and a step of subjecting the product obtained in the flow-type polymerization to further reaction by postpolymerization by stirring.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2021
    Publication date: May 18, 2023
    Applicant: TEIJIN LIMITED
    Inventors: Takaya MASUDA, Masanori MIYAMOTO
  • Publication number: 20230085765
    Abstract: An operating device for a human-powered vehicle includes a base member and an operating member. The base member includes a first end portion, a second end portion, a base body, and an accommodating structure. The first end portion is configured to be coupled to a handlebar. The second end portion is opposite to the first end portion. The base body is configured to accommodate at least one of a hydraulic unit. The accommodating structure is configured to accommodate at least one of circuitry accommodating part and a power-supply accommodating part. The operating member is pivotally coupled to the base member about a pivot axis. The accommodating structure is a separate member from the base body. The accommodating structure is detachably attached to the base body at the second end portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2022
    Publication date: March 23, 2023
    Applicant: SHIMANO INC.
    Inventors: Yasuyuki KOMADA, Takaya MASUDA, Takuma SAKAI, Yuichiro HIDAKA, Shun KAKEHASHI
  • Patent number: 11597466
    Abstract: An operating device for a human-powered vehicle comprises a base member, an operating member, an accommodating structure, and a second electric power source. The operating member is movably coupled to the base member. The accommodating structure is configured to accommodate a first electric power source. The second electric power source is electrically connected so as to supply electricity to a wireless communicator. The second electric power source is separate from the first electric power source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2023
    Assignee: SHIMANO INC.
    Inventors: Takaya Masuda, Fumihide Numata, Yoshiyuki Kasai, Tomohiro Takimoto, Nobuhiro Kure, Katsuhiro Tachibana, Hiroshi Tsuda, Yasuyuki Komada, Shun Kakehashi, Yuichiro Hidaka
  • Patent number: 11548586
    Abstract: An operating device for a human-powered vehicle comprises a base member and an operating member. The base member extends in a longitudinal direction. The base member includes a first end portion, a second end portion, and an accommodating structure. The first end portion is configured to be coupled to a handlebar. The second end portion is opposite to the first end portion in the longitudinal direction. The accommodating structure is provided to the second end portion. The operating member is pivotally coupled to the base member about a pivot axis. The accommodating structure is disposed at a location which is the farthest from the first end portion in the second end portion along the longitudinal direction as viewed along the pivot axis. The accommodating structure includes an accommodating part configured to accommodate at least one of a power supply and circuitry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: SHIMANO INC.
    Inventors: Yasuyuki Komada, Takaya Masuda, Takuma Sakai, Yuichiro Hidaka, Shun Kakehashi
  • Publication number: 20220306242
    Abstract: A control system is provided for a control device of a human-powered vehicle. The control system includes a first operating device, a second operating device, a wireless communication unit and a control unit. The first operating device includes a first base, a first operating member, a first handlebar and a first electrical switch unit. The second operating device includes a second base, a second handlebar attachment and a second electrical switch unit. The second operating device is electrically connected to the first operating device. The wireless communication unit is electrically connected to the first operating device and the second operating device. The control unit is configured to selectively control the wireless communication unit to establish wireless communication with an operated device in accordance with a control state of the control unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2022
    Publication date: September 29, 2022
    Inventors: Ayako TAKAHASHI, Takuma SAKAI, Yasuyuki KOMADA, Takaya MASUDA
  • Patent number: 11414150
    Abstract: An operating device for a human-powered vehicle comprises a base member, an operating member, an electric switch, and a controller. The operating member is movably coupled to the base member. The electric switch is configured to receive a user input in response to a movement of the operating member to operate an additional device. The controller is configured to change a mode of the controller at least between a first mode in which the controller is configured to be under first power consumption and a second mode in which the controller is configured to be under second power consumption different from the first power consumption.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: Shimano Inc.
    Inventors: Tomohiro Takimoto, Hirofumi Fukui, Takaya Masuda
  • Patent number: 11390356
    Abstract: An electric connector device for a human-powered vehicle comprises a connector base and a coupling structure. The connector base includes a first connection port and a second connection port. The first connection port defines a first center axis. The second connection port defines a second center axis. The second center axis is spaced apart from the first center axis as viewed in a predetermined direction. The coupling structure is configured to detachably attach the connector base to an additional device so that the connector base is non-movably attached to the additional device. The coupling structure is provided between the first center axis and the second center axis as viewed in the predetermined direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: SHIMANO INC.
    Inventors: Yasuyuki Komada, Kohei Obuchi, Yuichiro Hidaka, Hirohisa Toyoshima, Eiji Mishima, Ryo Yamazaki, Norihisa Senoo, Noor Ashyikkin Binti Mohd Noor, Takaya Masuda
  • Patent number: 11279443
    Abstract: An electric component for a human powered vehicle, comprises a transmitter, a receiver, at least one operating member, and a controller. The transmitter is configured to wirelessly transmit wireless signals to an additional electric component. The receiver is configured to wirelessly receive an acknowledgement signal from the additional electric component. The controller is configured to control the transmitter to consecutively transmit one of the wireless signals as a first control signal in response to an operation of the at least one operating member until the receiver receives the acknowledgement signal. The controller is configured to control the transmitter to transmit another of the wireless signals as a second control signal when a first predetermined time period has passed since a time point from when the operation of the at least one operating member is started until when the transmitter starts transmitting the first control signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: SHIMANO INC.
    Inventors: Takaya Masuda, Syou Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20220064014
    Abstract: A thermal spray material that enables a thermal sprayed coating, which is capable of exhibiting the same performances as those of the related art, to be obtained more easily than the related art, and a method for forming a thermal sprayed coating using the thermal spray material are provided. A thermal spray material which for forming a thermal sprayed coating containing a rare-earth oxyhalide includes a rare-earth halide powder and a rare-earth oxide powder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2021
    Publication date: March 3, 2022
    Applicant: FUJIMI INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Takaya MASUDA, Kazuya SUGIMURA, Hiroyuki IBE
  • Publication number: 20220063755
    Abstract: An operating device for a human-powered vehicle comprises a base member, an operating member, a first substrate, and a second substrate. The operating member is movably coupled to the base member. The first substrate is provided to one of the base member and the operating member. The second substrate is provided to the one of the base member and the operating member. The second substrate is separate from the first substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2020
    Publication date: March 3, 2022
    Applicant: SHIMANO INC.
    Inventors: Ayako TAKAHASHI, Takuma SAKAI, Yasuyuki KOMADA, Yusuke NISHIKAWA, Kentaro KOSAKA, Takaya MASUDA, Katsuhiro Tachibana, Shun Kakehashi, Yuichiro Hidaka, Fumihide Numata
  • Publication number: 20220063754
    Abstract: An operating device for a human-powered vehicle comprises a base member, an operating member, an accommodating structure, and a second electric power source. The operating member is movably coupled to the base member. The accommodating structure is configured to accommodate a first electric power source. The second electric power source is electrically connected so as to supply electricity to a wireless communicator. The second electric power source is separate from the first electric power source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2020
    Publication date: March 3, 2022
    Applicant: SHIMANO INC.
    Inventors: Takaya MASUDA, Fumihide NUMATA, Yoshiyuki KASAI, Tomohiro TAKIMOTO, Nobuhiro KURE, Katsuhiro TACHIBANA, Hiroshi TSUDA, Yasuyuki KOMADA, Shun KAKEHASHI, Yuichiro HIDAKA
  • Publication number: 20220060206
    Abstract: A bicycle component system includes an electric assist unit, an electric shift device, an operation device and a battery. The electric assist unit is configured to assist in rotation of a crank. The electric shift device is configured to move a bicycle chain between sprockets. The operation device is configured to perform wireless communication with the electric shift device. The operation device includes an inner cavity and a communication device located in the inner cavity. The battery is configured to supply power to a bicycle component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2021
    Publication date: February 24, 2022
    Inventors: Takaya MASUDA, Takafumi SUZUKI
  • Patent number: 11196450
    Abstract: A bicycle component device includes a bicycle component and a battery. The bicycle component includes an electric assist unit, an electric shift device and an operation device. The electric assist unit is configured to assist in rotation of a crank. The electric shift device is configured to move a bicycle chain between sprockets. The operation device is configured to perform wireless communication with the electric shift device. The battery is configured to supply power to the bicycle component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: Shimano Inc.
    Inventors: Takaya Masuda, Takafumi Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20210339814
    Abstract: An operating device for a human-powered vehicle comprises a base member, an operating member, an electric switch, and a controller. The operating member is movably coupled to the base member. The electric switch is configured to receive a user input in response to a movement of the operating member to operate an additional device. The controller is configured to change a mode of the controller at least between a first mode in which the controller is configured to be under first power consumption and a second mode in which the controller is configured to be under second power consumption different from the first power consumption.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2020
    Publication date: November 4, 2021
    Applicant: SHIMANO INC.
    Inventors: Tomohiro TAKIMOTO, Hirofumi FUKUI, Takaya MASUDA