Patents by Inventor Tsutomu Usami

Tsutomu Usami 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: 20190233193
    Abstract: A synthetic resin container in a bottle shape including a mouth as a dispensing spout for a content medium, a trunk extending contiguous to the mouth via a shoulder, and a bottom closing a lower end of the trunk, in which: the trunk is provided with a reduced pressure absorbing portion having a plurality of reduced pressure absorbing recesses arranged side by side in the circumferential direction, and the reduced pressure absorbing portion is formed in a barrel shape having an intermediate part diameter at an intermediate part in the vertical direction larger than an end diameter at either one of ends in the vertical direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 4, 2017
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Applicant: YOSHINO KOGYOSHO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tetsuro USAMI, Tsutomu ASARI
  • Publication number: 20170024940
    Abstract: The drive diagnosing device 1 includes a portable device main body 2, which is electrically powered by a battery 8 built in the device 1 and which includes a control unit for acquiring a driving behavior from the operation of an automotive vehicle, which has been detected by an operation detecting (acceleration) sensor 5 and then determining the driving behavior to thereby diagnose such driving, the device main body 2 being disposed at an arbitrarily chosen site within the automotive vehicle. The operation detecting sensor 5 is kept in a constant drive condition, and a driving behavior capture initiating unit 12 is provided for causing the control unit 6 to initiate the capture of the driving behavior from the operation detecting sensor 5 and for subsequently determining the driving behavior.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2015
    Publication date: January 26, 2017
    Applicant: OPTEX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Junichiro OKABE, Tsutomu USAMI, Akihiko NAKAMURA
  • Patent number: 6800345
    Abstract: An aluminum extruded multi-cavity flat tube for use in an automotive heat exchanger having excellent brazing characteristics. At least one of the flat surfaces of said aluminum extruded multi-cavity flat tube is coated with a flux composition comprising a brazing flux and a synthetic resin based, as its main constituent, on a methacrylate homopolymer or a methacrylate copolymer or, alternatively, with a brazing composition comprising a brazing flux, brazing metals, and said synthetic resin. In a preferred embodiment, such a coating is provided by applying to a surface of an aluminum extruded multi-cavity flat tube, said compositions as added to an organic solvent and having a molecular structure wherein the atomic ratio of carbon to oxygen is between 2 and 3, by a roll-transfer printing technique.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2004
    Assignees: Denso Corporation, Sumitomo Light Metal Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Shoei Teshima, Yoshiharu Hasegawa, Ichiro Taninaka, Tsutomu Usami, Yuji Hisatomi
  • Publication number: 20030203137
    Abstract: An aluminum-extruded multi-cavity flat tube for use in an automotive heat exchanger having excellent brazing characteristics that make it possible to dispense with a flux coating step when assembling a heat exchanger component, or to use an aluminum fin not clad with brazing metals in place of a brazing sheet, as enabled by pre-coating either a flux composition or a brazing composition on a flat surface of an aluminum-extruded multi-cavity flat tube uniformly with excellent adhesion and transfer printing performance. At least one of the flat surfaces of said aluminum-extruded multi-cavity flat tube is coated with a flux composition comprising brazing flux and a synthetic resin based, as its main constituent, on a methacrylate homopolymer or a methacrylate copolymer, or alternatively with a brazing composition comprising a brazing flux, brazing metals, and said synthetic resin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 1999
    Publication date: October 30, 2003
    Inventors: SHOEI TESHIMA, YOSHIHARU HASEGAWA, ICHIRO TANINAKA, TSUTOMU USAMI, YUJI HISATOMI
  • Patent number: 6467182
    Abstract: A tape measure (50, 60) includes a take-up drum (51) around whose circumference a measuring tape (6) is wound, and a take-up spring (5) for supplying impetus to cause the take-up drum (51) to rotate in the direction of retracting the measuring tape (6). The measure further includes an operation member (100, 200) installed on the case (1, 2) for moving the take-up drum (51) in the radial direction of supporting shafts (1a, 2a) disposed inside the case. The measure still further includes braking members (1c, 2c) disposed on the inside walls of the case (1, 2) to apply braking force to the rotation of the take-up drum (51) by the contact between the take-up drum and the braking members when the take-up drum (51) is moved by the operation member (100, 200).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2002
    Assignee: KDS Corporation
    Inventor: Tsutomu Usami
  • Patent number: 6463670
    Abstract: A tape measure is described that is easy to handle, and capable of applying a brake on a winding drum and locking a measurement tape in an unwound condition by manipulation of a single flexible operating member (7) having a knob (4) thereon. A lock element (8) is provided on a forward portion of the operating member (7) and a brake element (9) is provided on a rear portion thereof. In a normal condition, the measurement tape (5) is freely unwindable, and after the tape pulled out, it is rewound by a spring (not shown). When the knob (4) is in a rearward circumferential position, and the knob (4) is pressed in during rewinding, the operating member (7) is deflected to cause the brake element (9) to contact an edge of the winding drum (6), thereby retarding the rewinding of the tape (5).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2002
    Assignee: KOS Corporation
    Inventor: Tsutomu Usami
  • Patent number: 6401921
    Abstract: A tape measure (3) is inserted in a concavity (2a) in a transparent member (2)(A). A cardboard base (4) is inserted so that the belt clip (3) is led from a cardboard base hole (4a) out to the back side of the cardboard base (4)(B). Next, while inserting the belt clip into the insertion hole of the belt clip engagement member (1), in the vicinity of the tip portion whereof a belt clip insertion hole (1b) has been provided, the belt clip engagement member (1) is pushed in between the cardboard base (4) and the belt clip (3a). The latching piece (1c) advances while pushing the belt clip (3a) up, and, when the latching piece (1c) mates in a hole (3b) in the belt clip, the belt clip which has been pushed up returns to its original state by elastic force, whereupon the belt clip engagement member is attached in the prescribed position (D). By the belt clip engagement member being engaged in the belt clip, the tape measure cannot be removed from the cardboard base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2002
    Assignee: KDS Corporation
    Inventor: Tsutomu Usami
  • Publication number: 20020004993
    Abstract: A tape measure (50, 60) includes a take-up drum (51) around whose circumference a measuring tape (6) is wound, and a take-up spring (5) for supplying impetus to cause the take-up drum (51) to rotate in the direction of retracting the measuring tape (6). The measure further includes an operation member (100, 200) installed on the case (1, 2) for moving the take-up drum (51) in the radial direction of supporting shafts (1a, 2a) disposed inside the case. The measure still further includes braking members (1c, 2c) disposed on the inside walls of the case (1, 2) to apply braking force to the rotation of the take-up drum (51) by the contact between the take-up drum and the braking members when the take-up drum (51) is moved by the operation member (100, 200).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2001
    Publication date: January 17, 2002
    Inventor: Tsutomu Usami
  • Patent number: 6339383
    Abstract: In a traffic signal control apparatus that can correspond to sudden change in the traffic status, traffic information is collected from a sensor provided at the road to obtain the status of a street intersection from the past to the future as profile data. By the rolling horizon scheme, optimization of the signal timing is carried out. The collect cycle of traffic information and the cycle of optimization are defined independently, and the cycle of optimization is set variable according to the cycle of signal control or the traffic status.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2000
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2002
    Assignee: Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Masafumi Kobayashi, Tsutomu Usami, Toshifumi Oota
  • Patent number: 6032379
    Abstract: A tape measure providing with an end hook fastened to a free end of a measuring tape with four rivets through two holes aligned on a longitudinal axis thereof and two holes disposed one on each side of an axial line segment between the shank portion and the catch portion. This fastening system provides toughness and long operation life of the measuring tape. The shank portion has an arcuated shape substantially similar to that of the measuring tape and can cover a substantially whole top surface of the tape end, providing the sufficient protection of the end of the measuring tape against a large shock force produced when the tape is recoiled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 1997
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2000
    Assignee: Kyoto Measuring Instruments Corp.
    Inventor: Tsutomu Usami
  • Patent number: 5632453
    Abstract: A winding device for winding measuring tape, which allows a user to fix the top end of a measuring tape drawn by a desired length from a housing without applying a load to the tape and to easily release the tape from the fixed condition. A winding reel comprises a winding reel body including a winding spring for winding a measuring tape and a winding reel cover. The housing is composed of an upper half and a lower half and accommodates therein the winding reel. A recess formed in the reel has an opening in an inner ring of a bearing fitted in a winding reel cover. A recess formed in the housing has an opening in an outer surface of a supporting shaft. When the winding reel slowly rotates in a rewinding direction, a roller prevents the winding reel from rotating by being disposed astride the winding reel-side recess and a winding reel locking portion which is an open end of the winding reel-side recess in a direction of drawing-out of the measuring tape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 1995
    Date of Patent: May 27, 1997
    Assignee: Kyoto Measuring Instruments Corp.
    Inventors: Shuzo Hioki, Tsutomu Usami
  • Patent number: 5624085
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to provide a tape measure which is capable of applying a frictional braking force to a winding reel by using a simple mechanism that may produce a larger friction force acting on the reel when winding a measuring strip downward into the housing. A housing accommodates a winding reel having a bearing rotatably supported by a supporting shaft. The winding reel contains a driving spring. The supporting shaft has a sectional form represented by a combination of two arcs, one of which has a large radius and the other has a small radius. In case of drawing a substantially horizontal measuring strip into the housing with the bearing being supported by large diameter portion of the supporting shaft, the winding reel whose bearing is loosely fitted on the supporting shaft may dance in the housing at an increased speed of its rotation and, at the same time, may contact at its projecting circumferences and side surfaces with the inside wall of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 1995
    Date of Patent: April 29, 1997
    Assignee: Kyoto Measuring Instruments Corp.
    Inventor: Tsutomu Usami
  • Patent number: D507195
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2005
    Assignee: KDS Corporation
    Inventors: Katsuyuki Kondo, Tsutomu Usami
  • Patent number: D529406
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2006
    Assignee: KDS Corporation
    Inventor: Tsutomu Usami
  • Patent number: D529407
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2006
    Assignee: KDS Corporation
    Inventor: Tsutomu Usami
  • Patent number: D859186
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: OPTEX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shun Onishi, Michinori Noguchi, Tsutomu Usami, Hiroyuki Ikeda