Patents by Inventor Toshio Yamasaki

Toshio Yamasaki 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: 11374787
    Abstract: A switch device installed in a vehicle is provided with: a switch unit configured to relay communication data between a plurality of function units installed in the vehicle; a storage unit configured to hold the communication data to be relayed; and a control unit configured to determine a state of the storage unit, and adjust, for each of applications, a throughput of the communication data to be transmitted from the function units, based on a result of the determination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignees: Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd., AutoNetwork Technologies, Ltd., Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd., Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Akihito Iwata, Hideyuki Tanaka, Hideki Maeda, Tatsuya Izumi, Takeshi Hagihara, Yasuhiro Yabuuchi, Yasuhiro Yamasaki, Hiroya Ando, Toshio Kawamura, Hirofumi Urayama
  • Patent number: 11332838
    Abstract: A plating apparatus including a plating bath, a substrate holder to be arranged in the plating bath and adapted to hold a substrate, an anode for generating an electric field between the substrate and the anode, and at least one electric field shielding body for shielding the substrate holder and a part or the whole of the electric field, wherein the electric field shielding body has an opening portion for allowing the electric field between the substrate and the anode to pass therethrough, and is configured so as to be capable of adjusting an opening size in a first direction of the opening portion and an opening size in a second direction of the opening portion independently of each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: EBARA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Gaku Yamasaki, Tomonori Hirao, Toshio Yokoyama
  • Patent number: 7751603
    Abstract: A medical image output system includes: a medical image transferring apparatus and plural medical image forming apparatus. Each medical image forming apparatus includes a storage unit for storing image formable region information. The transferring apparatus includes: an obtaining unit for obtaining the stored image formable region information; a determination unit for determining an image formation size based on the obtained image formable region information; a unit for expanding or contracting the received medical image data according to the determined image formation size; and a transfer unit for transferring the expanded or contracted image data to the medical image forming apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2010
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Medical & Graphic, Inc.
    Inventor: Toshio Yamasaki
  • Publication number: 20060285753
    Abstract: Disclosed is a medical image output system including: a medical image conversion apparatus to convert a file format of medical image data including received medical image information and patient character information and to transfer it; and a medical image formation apparatus to form an image of the transferred medical image data, wherein the medical image conversion apparatus includes: a reception section; a storage section to store a template; a conversion section to convert the template in accordance with an aspect ratio of the medical image information; a template data generation section; and a transfer section to transfer the template data to the medical image formation apparatus, and wherein the medical image formation apparatus includes: a template data conversion section to convert the template data to have an aspect ratio of the original template; and an image formation member to form an image onto the recording medium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2006
    Publication date: December 21, 2006
    Inventor: Toshio Yamasaki
  • Publication number: 20060184555
    Abstract: A medical image output system includes: a medical image transferring apparatus and plural medical image forming apparatus. Each medical image forming apparatus includes a storage unit for storing image formable region information. The transferring apparatus includes: an obtaining unit for obtaining the stored image formable region information; a determination unit for determining an image formation size based on the obtained image formable region information; a unit for expanding or contracting the received medical image data according to the determined image formation size; and a transfer unit for transferring the expanded or contracted image data to the medical image forming apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2006
    Publication date: August 17, 2006
    Inventor: Toshio Yamasaki
  • Patent number: 6315630
    Abstract: A skateboard and remote control unit cooperate to provide remotely controlled movement of a skateboard in response to user commands. A doll is secured upon the upper surface of the skateboard in a standing position characteristic of typical skateboarders. The doll includes an upper torso freely pivotable upon a lower torso by a pivotal attachment therebetween. The upper torso further supports a pair of freely pivotable arms. An offset weight is secured within the doll upper torso to cause response to momentum changes by the skateboarding doll as the skateboard moves about. The doll upper torso and the doll arms freely move in response to momentum changes of the skateboard to provide a realistic appearing skateboarding doll.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2001
    Assignee: Mattel, Inc.
    Inventor: Toshio Yamasaki
  • Patent number: 6273781
    Abstract: A toy figure supports a pair of arm carriers pivotally secured within the torso interior near the shoulder of the toy figure. Each arm carrier includes an arm attachment apparatus and an inwardly extending arm shaft. A pair of pivot bearings pivotally support the arm shafts for pivotal motion in a horizontal plane. The arm shafts are carried within tight-fitting bores of the pivot bearings to facilitate rotational motion of the arm carriers and the supported arms about the shoulders in a vertical plane. A button is supported within the torso and extends outwardly through an aperture in the rear of the torso. The button is coupled to a pivotable yoke which is coupled to the interior ends of the arm shafts such that pivotal motion of the yoke causes pivotal motion of the arm shafts in a horizontal plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2001
    Assignee: Mattel, Inc.
    Inventor: Toshio Yamasaki
  • Patent number: 5890942
    Abstract: A conventional doll receives and supports a combination diving mask and simulated snorkel unit. The combination diving mask and snorkel unit includes a mask body supporting a transparent faceplate and a snorkel mouthpiece. A snorkel body secured to the mouthpiece extends upwardly alongside the mask body and supports a resilient air bladder having a fish shape. The snorkel further includes a bubble blowing mechanism which is operative in response to squeezing of the fish-shaped air bladder to produce a plurality of bubbles emanating from the upper portion of the snorkel body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 1997
    Date of Patent: April 6, 1999
    Assignee: Mattel, Inc.
    Inventors: Odette M. Souza-Ferreira, Toshio Yamasaki
  • Patent number: 5273478
    Abstract: A toy vehicle includes a generally rectangular hollow supporting chassis and a replica vehicle body pivotally secured to the chassis at the front portion. A return spring resiliently biases the rear portion of the truck body in a generally horizontal position. A battery power unit and electric motor are supported within the vehicle chassis and coupled to the vehicle wheels by a gear coupling mechanism. The gear coupling mechanism is engageable and disengageable by a shift lever extending upwardly from within the vehicle chassis to beyond the vehicle body. A sound unit includes a sound drum and a flexible reed supported closely thereto. A plurality of extending tabs within the drive gear system are operative upon motor rotation to flex and release the spring reed against the drum head sound unit to produce engine sounds. A heavy flywheel is coupled to the motor drive system and produces gradual slowdown when the motor is disengaged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 1991
    Date of Patent: December 28, 1993
    Assignee: Mattel, Inc.
    Inventor: Toshio Yamasaki
  • Patent number: 5254030
    Abstract: A toy vehicle launcher includes a generally planar base having a pair of angularly disposed downwardly sloped toy vehicle feed ramps coupled thereto. A pivotally supported carriage defines a pair of angularly disposed launching stations for receiving toy vehicles from the feed ramps. An operative mechanism is coupled to a slidable handle supported upon the base to pivot the carriage back and forth between the feed ramps to alternate each launching station between a vehicle receiving position in alignment with a feed ramp and a launching position. A movable spring-loaded striker is operative in response to handle motion to strike the toy vehicle positioned within the launch position and drive the vehicle outwardly from the launcher.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 1992
    Date of Patent: October 19, 1993
    Assignee: Mattel, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric C. Ostendorff, Toshio Yamasaki
  • Patent number: 4685894
    Abstract: A toy vehicle having front opening gates and an ejectable flywheel seat which may be used as a gyroscopic top or to propel the vehicle. The flywheel seat is removably mounted to the top of the vehicle. A launching level rotatably coupled to the front axle of the vehicle may be used to simultaneously eject the flywheel seat from the toy vehicle and open two gates at the front of the vehicle. Downward movement of the level causes a tiltable box to rotate resulting in the seat being ejected from the vehicle. Movement of the lever also causes a sliding plate to move forward forcing the front gates to open. A flywheel is rotatably mounted inside the flywheel seat. When the flywheel seat is mounted on top of the vehicle, gears coupled to the front axle and mounted inside the tiltable box cause the flywheel to rotate inside the seat as the front wheels of the vehicle rotate. As such, the kinetic energy of the flywheel may be used to propel the toy vehicle forward.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 1986
    Date of Patent: August 11, 1987
    Assignee: Mattel, Inc.
    Inventors: Janos Beny, Toshio Yamasaki
  • Patent number: 4614504
    Abstract: A toy vehicle having a plurality of leg members driven by a motor, with a ramp at the rear end thereof positionable between a first position enabling loading of other vehicles thereon, and a second position for supporting the vehicle in an upright position, with actuation of the rear leg members engaging the supporting surface to rock the figure while motion of the other leg members simulate a boxing figure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 1985
    Date of Patent: September 30, 1986
    Assignee: Mattel, Inc.
    Inventor: Toshio Yamasaki
  • Patent number: 4355482
    Abstract: A roller skating doll is disclosed. The doll has a roller skate attached to each foot, and the skates are in turn driven by motors positioned in the adjoining legs. The legs and one foot of the doll are articulated and may be secured in various positions so that the doll may skate on both legs or skate balanced on one leg. A skate may be fixed in different steering positions so that the doll may progress forward or in a circle. The skate drive motors are remotely controlled and are energized alternately in a fashion that emulates the movements of a human roller skater. An alternate embodiment is also disclosed which permits the skates to be removed from the doll.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 1980
    Date of Patent: October 26, 1982
    Assignee: Mattel, Inc.
    Inventors: Jurgis Sapkus, J. Stephen Lewis, Toshio Yamasaki
  • Patent number: 4154121
    Abstract: A unidirectional clutch mechanism for use in a toy vehicle or the like having an inertia motor energized by a spring-return drawstring mechanism having a drive spool receiving the drawstring and the return spring, the drive spool having a drive disc portion with an integral square shank loosely encircled by a clutch disc with a circumferentially disposed slot engaged by an arcuate projection on the surface of the drive disc, the projection being shorter in length to allow relative motion between the discs. The opposite surface of the clutch disc is provided with a pair of diametrically opposed bearing members, each pivotally receiving a pawl of a unitary spring member having a square portion engaging the square shank with spring portions extending therefrom to pivot said pawls upon relative motion between the shank and the clutch disc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 1978
    Date of Patent: May 15, 1979
    Assignee: Mattel, Inc.
    Inventor: Toshio Yamasaki
  • Patent number: 4135328
    Abstract: A unidirectional clutch mechanism for use in a toy vehicle or the like having an inertia motor energized by a spring-return drawstring mechanism having a drive spool receiving the drawstring and the return spring, the drive spool having a drive disc portion with an integral square shank loosely encircled by a clutch disc with a circumferentially disposed slot engaged by an arcuate projection on the surface of the drive disc, the projection being shorter in length to allow relative motion between the discs. The opposite surface of the clutch disc is provided with a pair of diametrically opposed bearing members, each pivotally receiving a pawl of a unitary spring member having a square portion engaging the square shank with spring portions extending therefrom to pivot said pawls upon relative motion between the shank and the clutch disc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 1977
    Date of Patent: January 23, 1979
    Assignee: Mattel, Inc.
    Inventor: Toshio Yamasaki
  • Patent number: D461715
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2002
    Assignee: Asahi Kasei Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Itsuo Hamada, Toshio Yamasaki