Patents by Inventor Takeshi Chimura

Takeshi Chimura 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: 20210100257
    Abstract: A clamping device for a bone-in limb meat according to an embodiment includes: a pair of clamp pieces for holding the bone-in limb meat; a support portion openably/closably supporting the pair of clamp pieces in respective base portions of the clamp pieces; and rotation suppressing portions for suppressing a rotation of the bone-in limb meat, the rotation suppressing portions being respectively disposed so as to protrude from surfaces of the pair of clamp pieces along a direction perpendicular to a plane including opening/closing directions of the pair of clamp pieces. In an opened state of the pair of clamp pieces, the pair of clamp pieces respectively have tip portions at positions closer to a center line between the pair of clamp pieces than the rotation suppressing portions and positions farther away from the support portion than the rotation suppressing portions in a direction along the center line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2018
    Publication date: April 8, 2021
    Inventors: Takeshi CHIMURA, Hiroyuki USUI, Takekuni UMEHARA, Osamu GOTO, Hajime AKABANE, Yuuichi KURATANI
  • Patent number: 10709143
    Abstract: A clamping device for a bone-in limb meat according to an embodiment includes a pair of clamp pieces including a first clamp piece and a second clamp piece, and being openable/closable so as to hold a bone-in limb meat, and rotation suppressing portions for suppressing a rotation of the bone-in limb meat, the rotation suppressing portions being disposed at positions deviated with respect to the pair of clamp pieces in a direction perpendicular to a plane including an opening/closing direction of the pair of clamp pieces. The rotation suppressing portions include a projection portion disposed so as to protrude from the first clamp piece into a space between the pair of clamp pieces and configured to contact the bone-in limb meat when viewed from the direction perpendicular to the plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: MAYEKAWA MFG. CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takeshi Chimura, Hiroyuki Usui, Takekuni Umehara, Osamu Goto, Yuuichi Kuratani
  • Patent number: 10681918
    Abstract: A loading system for bone-in limb meat according to an embodiment is a loading system for loading a bone-in limb meat to a processing portion, the loading system includes: an image capturing portion for capturing an image of the bone-in limb meat before being loaded to the processing portion; an image processing portion capable of acquiring orientation information of the bone-in thigh meat from the image of the bone-in limb meat captured by the image capturing portion; an openable/closable pair of clamp pieces for holding the bone-in limb meat; an arm supporting the pair of clamp pieces, and capable of controlling a position and orientation of the pair of clamp pieces; and a control portion controlling, based on the orientation information acquired by the image processing portion, an operation of the arm and thereby holding the bone-in limb meat, and loading the bone-in limb meat to the processing portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: MAYEKAWA MFG. CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takeshi Chimura, Hiroyuki Usui, Takekuni Umehara, Osamu Goto, Hajime Akabane, Yuuichi Kuratani
  • Patent number: 10617125
    Abstract: A clamping device for a bone-in limb meat according to an embodiment includes a base portion, a pair of clamp pieces mounted to the base portion and configured to hold a bone-in limb meat, and an orientation adjusting member for adjusting an orientation of the bone-in limb meat, the orientation adjusting member being mounted to the base portion independently of the pair of clamp pieces and having an inclined surface inclined at an acute angle with respect to a center line between the pair of clamp pieces. When the pair of clamp pieces are in an opened state, in a planar view, at least a part of the inclined surface of the orientation adjusting member is disposed so as to overlap a space formed between the pair of clamp pieces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: MAYEKAWA MFG. CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takeshi Chimura, Hiroyuki Usui, Takekuni Umehara, Osamu Goto, Yuuichi Kuratani
  • Publication number: 20200068907
    Abstract: A loading system for bone-in limb meat according to an embodiment is a loading system for loading a bone-in limb meat to a processing portion, the loading system includes: an image capturing portion for capturing an image of the bone-in limb meat before being loaded to the processing portion; an image processing portion capable of acquiring orientation information of the bone-in thigh meat from the image of the bone-in limb meat captured by the image capturing portion; an openable/closable pair of clamp pieces for holding the bone-in limb meat; an arm supporting the pair of clamp pieces, and capable of controlling a position and orientation of the pair of clamp pieces; and a control portion controlling, based on the orientation information acquired by the image processing portion, an operation of the arm and thereby holding the bone-in limb meat, and loading the bone-in limb meat to the processing portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2018
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Inventors: Takeshi CHIMURA, Hiroyuki USUI, Takekuni UMEHARA, Osamu GOTO, Hajime AKABANE, Yuuichi KURATANI
  • Publication number: 20200060297
    Abstract: A clamping device for a bone-in limb meat according to an embodiment includes a pair of clamp pieces including a first clamp piece and a second clamp piece, and being openable/closable so as to hold a bone-in limb meat, and rotation suppressing portions for suppressing a rotation of the bone-in limb meat, the rotation suppressing portions being disposed at positions deviated with respect to the pair of clamp pieces in a direction perpendicular to a plane including an opening/closing direction of the pair of clamp pieces. The rotation suppressing portions include a projection portion disposed so as to protrude from the first clamp piece into a space between the pair of clamp pieces and configured to contact the bone-in limb meat when viewed from the direction perpendicular to the plane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2018
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Inventors: Takeshi CHIMURA, Hiroyuki USUI, Takekuni UMEHARA, Osamu GOTO, Yuuichi KURATANI
  • Publication number: 20190373904
    Abstract: A clamping device for a bone-in limb meat according to an embodiment includes a base portion, a pair of clamp pieces mounted to the base portion and configured to hold a bone-in limb meat, and an orientation adjusting member for adjusting an orientation of the bone-in limb meat, the orientation adjusting member being mounted to the base portion independently of the pair of clamp pieces and having an inclined surface inclined at an acute angle with respect to a center line between the pair of clamp pieces. When the pair of clamp pieces are in an opened state, in a planar view, at least a part of the inclined surface of the orientation adjusting member is disposed so as to overlap a space formed between the pair of clamp pieces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2018
    Publication date: December 12, 2019
    Inventors: Takeshi CHIMURA, Hiroyuki USUI, Takekuni UMEHARA, Osamu GOTO, Yuuichi KURATANI
  • Patent number: 9540176
    Abstract: A conveyor device for food includes bar members coupled with coupling members to form a conveyor belt. A guide rail supports the belt, and a sprocket meshes with tooth-shaped portions formed on the coupling members. Each coupling members includes a metallic insert member. A wear resistant resin member incorporating the metallic insert member has a bent shape with an interior space(s), both end portions coupled to a first bar member, and a pair of slotted holes in which a second bar member which is adjacent to the first bar member is loosely fitted. Wear resistant resin members form tooth-shaped portions and slide surfaces which slide on the guide rail. Meshing portion of the sprocket which meshes with the tooth-shaped portions is formed of wear resistant resin. Contact pressure and friction in a slide portion between the belt and the slide portion is prevented from increasing in low temperature environments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: MAYEKAWA MFG. CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tomohiko Matsuzaki, Kou Ishikura, Takeshi Chimura, Shuichi Fujita, Takayuki Kishi, Akira Sekino
  • Patent number: 9440793
    Abstract: To prevent the production of metal powder in a conveyor device for conveying food (12), and prevent the contact pressure and wearing from increasing at the slide portion between a conveyor belt (15a, 15b, 15c and 15d) and a guide rail (82) in a low temperature environment. A conveyor device for conveying food includes a large number of round bars (60) which forms the conveyor belt (15a, 15b, 15c and 15d), coupling members (62) which are fixed to both ends of each of the round bars (60), a guide rail (82) which slidably supports the conveyor belt (15a, 15b, 15c and 15d), and a slide block (78) fixed to each round bar (60) and configured to slide on the guide rail (82). The coupling members (62) includes rotatable rollers (74), the rollers (74) mesh with a sprocket (48, 50), and the sprocket (48, 50) conveys the conveyor belt (15a, 15b, 15c and 15d) in a conveyance direction. The rollers (74) and the meshing portion of the sprocket (48, 50) include a wear resistant resin member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: MAYEKAWA MFG. CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tomohiko Matsuzaki, Kou Ishikura, Takayuki Sekita, Takeshi Chimura, Takayuki Kishi, Akira Sekino
  • Publication number: 20160194154
    Abstract: To prevent the production of metal powder in a conveyor device for conveying food (12), and prevent the contact pressure and wearing from increasing at the slide portion between a conveyor belt (15a, 15b, 15c and 15d) and a guide rail (82) in a low temperature environment. A conveyor device for conveying food includes a large number of round bars (60) which forms the conveyor belt (15a, 15b, 15c and 15d), coupling members (62) which are fixed to both ends of each of the round bars (60), a guide rail (82) which slidably supports the conveyor belt (15a, 15b, 15c and 15d), and a slide block (78) fixed to each round bar (60) and configured to slide on the guide rail (82). The coupling members (62) includes rotatable rollers (74), the rollers (74) mesh with a sprocket (48, 50), and the sprocket (48, 50) conveys the conveyor belt (15a, 15b, 15c and 15d) in a conveyance direction. The rollers (74) and the meshing portion of the sprocket (48, 50) include a wear resistant resin member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2013
    Publication date: July 7, 2016
    Inventors: Tomohiko MATSUZAKI, Kou ISHIKURA, Takayuki SEKITA, Takeshi CHIMURA, Takayuki KISHI, Akira SEKINO
  • Publication number: 20150353285
    Abstract: A conveyor device for food includes bar members coupled with coupling members to form a conveyor belt. A guide rail supports the belt, and a sprocket meshes with tooth-shaped portions formed on the coupling members. Each coupling members includes a metallic insert member. A wear resistant resin member incorporating the metallic insert member has a bent shape with an interior space(s), both end portions coupled to a first bar member, and a pair of slotted holes in which a second bar member which is adjacent to the first bar member is loosely fitted. Wear resistant resin members form tooth-shaped portions and slide surfaces which slide on the guide rail. Meshing portion of the sprocket which meshes with the tooth-shaped portions is formed of wear resistant resin. Contact pressure and friction in a slide portion between the belt and the slide portion is prevented from increasing in low temperature environments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2013
    Publication date: December 10, 2015
    Inventors: Tomohiko MATSUZAKI, Kou ISHIKURA, Takeshi CHIMURA, Shuichi FUJITA, Takayuki KISHI, Akira SEKINO
  • Patent number: 7351134
    Abstract: A meat dressing and boning method and a system thereof can dress and bone meat and carcass in short work-hours, while avoiding bacterial contamination. The system includes a clamp mechanism for holding a meat block with bones, a hanger connected to clamp mechanism and movably suspended from a support rail, and a guide rail or rails having a tubular or rod-like configuration for supporting the meat block positioned along and below the support rail. The hanger has at least two pivots to allow the meat block held by the clamp mechanism to rotate about at least first and second axes, which are perpendicular to each other. The meat and carcass can be broken up and boned while being moved along the support rail, with the swinging directions of hanger regulated by the guide rail or rails.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2008
    Assignee: Mayekawa Mfg. Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shinzo Mammoto, Katsumi Toyoshima, Kazuchika Hino, Takeshi Chimura
  • Publication number: 20070212995
    Abstract: A meat dressing and boning method and a system thereof can dress and bone meat and carcass in short work-hours, while avoiding bacterial contamination. The system includes a clamp mechanism for holding a meat block with bones, a hanger connected to clamp mechanism and movably suspended from a support rail, and a guide rail or rails having a tubular or rod-like configuration for supporting the meat block positioned along and below the support rail. The hanger has at least two pivots to allow the meat block held by the clamp mechanism to rotate about at least first and second axes, which are perpendicular to each other. The meat and carcass can be broken up and boned while being moved along the support rail, with the swinging directions of hanger regulated by the guide rail or rails.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2007
    Publication date: September 13, 2007
    Applicant: MAYEKAWA MFG. CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shinzo MAMMOTO, Katsumi TOYOSHIMA, Kazuchika HINO, Takeshi CHIMURA
  • Publication number: 20060205334
    Abstract: A meat dressing and boning method and a system thereof can dress and bone meat and carcass in short work-hours, while avoiding bacterial contamination. The system includes a clamp mechanism for holding a meat block with bones, a hanger connected to clamp mechanism and movably suspended from a support rail, and a guide rail or rails having a tubular or rod-like configuration for supporting the meat block positioned along and below the support rail. The hanger has at least two pivots to allow the meat block held by the clamp mechanism to rotate about at least first and second axes, which are perpendicular to each other. The meat and carcass can be broken up and boned while being moved along the support rail, with the swinging directions of hanger regulated by the guide rail or rails.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2006
    Publication date: September 14, 2006
    Applicant: Mayekawa Mfg. Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shinzo Mammoto, Katsumi Toyoshima, Kazuchika Hino, Takeshi Chimura