Patents by Inventor Takuya UMEMURA

Takuya UMEMURA 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: 20220177718
    Abstract: An ink contains organic solvents containing 1,2-propane diol and 1,2-hexane diol, a pigment, water, and a polyoxyethylene ether compound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2021
    Publication date: June 9, 2022
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuhiko Umemura, Sei Yamamoto, Yuya Hirokawa, Hiroki Hagiwara, Takuya Saiga, Tomohiro Nakagawa
  • Publication number: 20220169034
    Abstract: Provided is a processing fluid including nonionic acrylic resin particles, and a polyvalent metal salt. A volume average particle diameter of the nonionic acrylic resin particles is 100 nm or greater but 300 nm or less. A proportion of the nonionic acrylic resin particles in the processing fluid is greater than 2.0% by mass. An average reflectance of the processing fluid to light having a wavelength of 400 nm or greater but 700 nm or less is 70% or greater.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2021
    Publication date: June 2, 2022
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroki HAGIWARA, Tomohiro Nakagawa, Sei Yamamoto, Kazuhiko Umemura, Yuya Hirokawa, Takuya Saiga, Risa Tamura
  • Patent number: 11276887
    Abstract: A power supplier in one aspect of the present disclosure includes an outputter, a first pack parallel coupler, a second pack parallel coupler, an output voltage switch, and a controller. Each of the first pack parallel coupler and the second pack parallel coupler includes pack couplers. The pack couplers are configured to be coupled by battery packs. The output voltage switch is configured to switch an electrical coupling state between the second pack parallel coupler and the outputter. The controller is configured to determine an output mode of the outputter. The output mode corresponds to a magnitude of voltage to be outputted from outputter. The controller is configured to control the output voltage switch based on a result of determination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: MAKITA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takuya Umemura, Takayoshi Endo, Hironori Kandori
  • Publication number: 20210367435
    Abstract: A power tool includes a power tool housing accommodating a motor; a battery pack interface electrically connected to the motor and being configured to be physically and electrically connected to and disconnected from a power tool interface of a battery pack; and a wireless communicator configured to be attached to or detached from the power tool housing. The wireless communicator wirelessly transmits data between the power tool and an external device using radio waves. In addition, the power tool housing includes a receptacle opening configured to accommodate the wireless communicator within the power tool housing such that no part of the wireless communicator projects or protrudes beyond an outer surface or contour of the power tool housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2021
    Publication date: November 25, 2021
    Inventors: Nobuyasu FURUI, Hitoshi SUZUKI, Masaaki Fukumoto, Takuya UMEMURA, Kosuke ITO, Hitoshi Sengiku, Shuji Yoshikawa, Tatsuya NAGAHAMA
  • Publication number: 20210274990
    Abstract: A rechargeable cleaner includes a body, a rechargeable battery, and a charger. The body is configured to generate suction power capable of sucking dust together with air using a motor. The rechargeable battery is configured to supply electric power to the motor. The charger is configured to charge the battery at a charging rate of 3 C or higher and lower than 10 C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2019
    Publication date: September 9, 2021
    Applicant: MAKITA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryuji MITSUI, Tadahiko KOBAYAKAWA, Takuya UMEMURA, Toru YAMADA, Mamoru SAKAI
  • Patent number: 11114870
    Abstract: A power tool system includes a hand-held power tool having a power tool housing accommodating a motor, and a battery pack interface electrically connected to the motor within the power tool housing. A battery pack includes a battery pack housing accommodating at least one battery cell and a power tool interface electrically connected to the at least one battery cell within the battery pack housing. The power tool interface is configured to be physically and electrically connected to and disconnected from the battery pack interface of the power tool. A wireless communicator is attached to or accommodated within the battery pack housing. The wireless communicator is configured to wirelessly communicate with an external device using radio waves while the power tool interface of the battery pack is physically and electrically connected to the battery pack interface of the hand-held power tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: MAKITA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Nobuyasu Furui, Hitoshi Suzuki, Masaaki Fukumoto, Takuya Umemura, Kosuke Ito, Hitoshi Sengiku, Shuji Yoshikawa, Tatsuya Nagahama
  • Publication number: 20210228040
    Abstract: A rechargeable cleaner includes a body, a rechargeable battery, a charger, and a body controller. The body is configured to generate suction power capable of sucking dust together with air using a motor. The rechargeable battery is configured to supply electric power to the motor. The charger is configured to charge the battery. The body controller is disposed in the body. The body controller controls at least one of a charging current and a charging voltage based on cell voltage information indicating a cell voltage, cell temperature information indicating a cell temperature, and battery identification information for identifying the battery that are acquired from the battery, and based on charger identification information for identifying the charger acquired from the charger.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2019
    Publication date: July 29, 2021
    Applicant: MAKITA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryuji MITSUI, Tadahiko KOBAYAKAWA, Takuya UMEMURA, Toru YAMADA, Mamoru SAKAI
  • Publication number: 20200343744
    Abstract: A power tool system includes a hand-held power tool having a power tool housing accommodating a motor, and a battery pack interface electrically connected to the motor within the power tool housing. A battery pack includes a battery pack housing accommodating at least one battery cell and a power tool interface electrically connected to the at least one battery cell within the battery pack housing. The power tool interface is configured to be physically and electrically connected to and disconnected from the battery pack interface of the power tool. A wireless communicator is attached to or accommodated within the battery pack housing. The wireless communicator is configured to wirelessly communicate with an external device using radio waves while the power tool interface of the battery pack is physically and electrically connected to the battery pack interface of the hand-held power tool.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2020
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Inventors: Nobuyasu Furui, Hitoshi Suzuki, Masaaki Fukumoto, Takuya Umemura, Kosuke Ito, Hitoshi Sengiku, Shuji Yoshikawa, Tatsuya Nagahama
  • Patent number: 10784676
    Abstract: An electrically-driven working apparatus in one aspect of an embodiment of the present disclosure comprises: a battery; an abnormality detection unit; a power supply path; a first disconnection unit; a second disconnection unit; and a control unit. The control unit activates the first disconnection unit to disconnect the power supply path if either of an overload or an over discharge of the battery is detected by the abnormality detection unit, and subsequently determines whether discharge from the battery has stopped after activating the first disconnection unit, and activates the second disconnection unit to disconnect the power supply path if discharge from the battery has not stopped.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: MAKITA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroki Uesugi, Takuya Umemura, Takayoshi Endo, Masafumi Noda
  • Patent number: 10749360
    Abstract: A power tool system includes a hand-held power tool having a power tool housing accommodating a motor, and a battery pack interface electrically connected to the motor within the power tool housing. A battery pack includes a battery pack housing accommodating at least one battery cell and a power tool interface electrically connected to the at least one battery cell within the battery pack housing. The power tool interface is configured to be physically and electrically connected to and disconnected from the battery pack interface of the power tool. A communicator is attached to or accommodated within the battery pack housing. The communicator is configured to wirelessly communicate with an external device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: MAKITA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Nobuyasu Furui, Hitoshi Suzuki, Masaaki Fukumoto, Takuya Umemura, Kosuke Ito, Hitoshi Sengiku, Shuji Yoshikawa, Tatsuya Nagahama
  • Publication number: 20200119409
    Abstract: A power supplier in one aspect of the present disclosure includes an outputter, a first pack parallel coupler, a second pack parallel coupler, an output voltage switch, and a controller. Each of the first pack parallel coupler and the second pack parallel coupler includes pack couplers. The pack couplers are configured to be coupled by battery packs. The output voltage switch is configured to switch an electrical coupling state between the second pack parallel coupler and the outputter. The controller is configured to determine an output mode of the outputter. The output mode corresponds to a magnitude of voltage to be outputted from outputter. The controller is configured to control the output voltage switch based on a result of determination.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2019
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Applicant: MAKITA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takuya UMEMURA, Takayoshi ENDO, Hironori KANDORI
  • Patent number: 10587134
    Abstract: A battery pack (30) is configured to couple to a power tool (10) by sliding in a sliding direction and it contains a plurality of cells (31). A pair of battery-side, electric-power terminals (312a, 312b, 314a, 314b) and a battery-side signal terminal (313) can be electrically connected to a pair of tool-side, power-supply terminals (212, 214) and a tool-side signal terminal (213), respectively, which are provided on the power tool (10). The pair of battery-side, electric-power terminals (312a, 312b, 314a, 314b) and the battery-side signal terminal (313) are disposed in parallel adjacently in a direction that intersects the sliding direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: MAKITA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Eiji Kondo, Hironori Ogura, Takuya Umemura, Hideyuki Taga, Yoshihiro Ishikawa
  • Publication number: 20190334357
    Abstract: A power tool system includes a hand-held power tool having a power tool housing accommodating a motor, and a battery pack interface electrically connected to the motor within the power tool housing. A battery pack includes a battery pack housing accommodating at least one battery cell and a power tool interface electrically connected to the at least one battery cell within the battery pack housing. The power tool interface is configured to be physically and electrically connected to and disconnected from the battery pack interface of the power tool. A communicator is attached to or accommodated within the battery pack housing. The communicator is configured to wirelessly communicate with an external device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2019
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Inventors: Nobuyasu FURUI, Hitoshi Suzuki, Masaaki FUKUMOTO, Takuya UMEMURA, Kosuke ITO, Hitoshi Sengiku, Shuji Yoshikawa, Tatsuya Nagahama
  • Publication number: 20190280501
    Abstract: A battery pack (30) is configured to couple to a power tool (10) by sliding in a sliding direction and it contains a plurality of cells (31). A pair of battery-side, electric-power terminals (312a, 312b, 314a, 314b) and a battery-side signal terminal (313) can be electrically connected to a pair of tool-side, power-supply terminals (212, 214) and a tool-side signal terminal (213), respectively, which are provided on the power tool (10). The pair of battery-side, electric-power terminals (312a, 312b, 314a, 314b) and the battery-side signal terminal (313) are disposed in parallel adjacently in a direction that intersects the sliding direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2019
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Inventors: Eiji KONDO, Hironori OGURA, Takuya UMEMURA, Hideyuki TAGA, Yoshihiro ISHIKAWA
  • Patent number: 10396573
    Abstract: A method for recharging a battery pack (40; 40?) includes attaching a portable charger (120) to a user, which portable charger comprises or is attached to a self-contained power supply (130, 140) and wherein a first charging port (132, 146) of the portable charger is disposed, e.g., on a belt (144) worn by the user, hanging the battery pack on the belt while the battery pack is physically engaged and in electrical communication with a power tool (10; 10?), and initiating a transfer of power from the charger to the battery pack when the first charging port is at least proximal to a second charging port (85, 148) that is in electrical communication with at least one battery cell (50) of the battery pack. A portable charging system capable of performing this method, as well as an adapter for use in performing this method, are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: MAKITA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Nobuyasu Furui, Hitoshi Suzuki, Masaaki Fukumoto, Takuya Umemura, Kosuke Ito, Hitoshi Sengiku, Shuji Yoshikawa, Tatsuya Nagahama
  • Patent number: 10348110
    Abstract: A battery pack (30) is configured to couple to a power tool (10) by sliding in a sliding direction and it contains a plurality of cells (31). A pair of battery-side, electric-power terminals (312a, 312b, 314a, 314b) and a battery-side signal terminal (313) can be electrically connected to a pair of tool-side, power-supply terminals (212, 214) and a tool-side signal terminal (213), respectively, which are provided on the power tool (10). The pair of battery-side, electric-power terminals (312a, 312b, 314a, 314b) and the battery-side signal terminal (313) are disposed in parallel adjacently in a direction that intersects the sliding direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: MAKITA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Eiji Kondo, Hironori Ogura, Takuya Umemura, Hideyuki Taga, Yoshihiro Ishikawa
  • Patent number: 10298044
    Abstract: A device body in one aspect of the present disclosure comprises a motor, a current path, a positive terminal, a negative terminal, a device-side signal terminal, a temperature information detector, a current detector, and a correction unit. The correction unit is configured to correct temperature information based on a current value of a conducting current, so as to reduce an influence given to the temperature information by the conducting current.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: MAKITA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takaaki Ito, Takuya Umemura
  • Publication number: 20190074683
    Abstract: An electrically-driven working apparatus in one aspect of an embodiment of the present disclosure comprises: a battery; an abnormality detection unit; a power supply path; a first disconnection unit; a second disconnection unit; and a control unit. The control unit activates the first disconnection unit to disconnect the power supply path if either of an overload or an over discharge of the battery is detected by the abnormality detection unit, and subsequently determines whether discharge from the battery has stopped after activating the first disconnection unit, and activates the second disconnection unit to disconnect the power supply path if discharge from the battery has not stopped.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2018
    Publication date: March 7, 2019
    Applicant: MAKITA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroki UESUGI, Takuya UMEMURA, Takayoshi ENDO, Masafumi NODA
  • Patent number: 10222424
    Abstract: A charge control device of one example of the present invention comprises a temperature detection unit, a storage unit, and an upper limit setting unit. The storage unit stores a reference current characteristic and at least one of a first current characteristic and a second current characteristic as a charging current characteristic, and stores a reference voltage characteristic and at least one of a first voltage characteristic and a second voltage characteristic as a charging voltage characteristic. The upper limit setting unit selects a characteristic used to set upper limits of a charging current and a charging voltage to the battery from among a plurality of the charging current characteristics and a plurality of the charging voltage characteristics stored in the storage unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: MAKITA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takuya Umemura, Tadahiko Kobayakawa, Hitoshi Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10177559
    Abstract: An electrically-driven working apparatus in one aspect of an embodiment of the present disclosure comprises: a battery; an abnormality detection unit; a power supply path; a first disconnection unit; a second disconnection unit; and a control unit. The control unit activates the first disconnection unit to disconnect the power supply path if either of an overload or an over discharge of the battery is detected by the abnormality detection unit, and subsequently determines whether discharge from the battery has stopped after activating the first disconnection unit, and activates the second disconnection unit to disconnect the power supply path if discharge from the battery has not stopped.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: MAKITA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroki Uesugi, Takuya Umemura, Takayoshi Endo, Masafumi Noda