Patents by Inventor Yasuo Hirozumi

Yasuo Hirozumi 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: 5250872
    Abstract: In a discharge lamp unit in which a discharge lamp (10), which is formed by pinch-sealing (13a, 13b) a glass tube in such a manner as to define a closed glass ball (12) forming an electric discharge region substantially at the middle of the ball and in which discharge electrodes (15a, 15b) are arranged confronted with each other, is supported at both ends by metal supports (30, 40) which are welded to a short lead support (22) and a long lead support (24) protruding from an insulating base (20) in such a manner that the lead supports (22, 24) are parallel to one another with a predetermined distance therebetween and are parallel to the discharge axis of the lamp. The metal support (30) which supports the rear end portion of the discharge lamp has a discharge lamp holding portion (34) which is arcuate, and the part (14) of the rear end portion of the discharge lamp which is held by the discharge lamp holding portion of the metal support is circular in cross section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 1991
    Date of Patent: October 5, 1993
    Assignee: Koito Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yukio Wakimizu, Hirohiko Ohshio, Yonemasa Yoshida, Yasuo Hirozumi, Masami Handa
  • Patent number: 5186671
    Abstract: A discharge lamp electrode having a spherical end portion which serves as a discharge part and has a diameter larger than the remaining base part is formed by simultaneously applying a plurality of laser beams to one end portion of a rod-shaped material of tungsten or tungsten alloy in different directions. Preferably, the rod-shaped material is held vertically while the laser beams are applied to its lower end portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 1991
    Date of Patent: February 16, 1993
    Assignee: Koito Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masakazu Nagasawa, Masami Handa, Kunio Fukai, Yasuo Hirozumi
  • Patent number: 5043624
    Abstract: An electric lamp assembly comprising a lamp bulb a lamp base being essentially formed of a synthetic resin material and a retaining band being made of a metal. A plurality of weldable supporting pieces formed of a metal are integrally formed on the lamp base by insert forming process with the front end portions of the supporting pieces projecting out of the front end portion of the lamp base. A plurality of mounting openings are formed in the retaining band. Respective front end portions of the supporting pieces are inserted through the mounting openings in the retaining band and are welded to edges of the mounting openings respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 1989
    Date of Patent: August 27, 1991
    Assignee: Koito Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasuo Hirozumi, Mitsuhiro Okano
  • Patent number: 4879491
    Abstract: An electric lamp assembly is disclosed which comprises a bulb unit including a filament, lead lines extending from the filament to the outside of the bulb unit and a hermetic seal portion, the lead lines extending through the hermetic seal portion; a bulb holder including a looped band portion which gripps the hermetic seal portion of the bulb unit having leading ends of the lead lines projected outward from the bulb holder, the bulb holder having foot portions each being formed with at least one opening; and a base assembly including a circular body part, a pair of conducting plate members having leading ends projected outward from respective slits formed in the body part and a plurality of supporting pins extending outward from the body part. The supporting pins are inserted into the openings of the foot portions of the bulb holder and welded to the foot portions to achieve a tight connection between the base assembly and the bulb holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 1988
    Date of Patent: November 7, 1989
    Assignee: Koito Seisakusho Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasuo Hirozumi, Susumu Kanematsu, Yasuyoshi Numajiri, Mikio Watanabe, Mitsuhiro Okano