Patents by Inventor Yasuo NAKAZATO

Yasuo NAKAZATO 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: 11315130
    Abstract: A vending machine includes a storage to store product management data in which an on-sale product management numbers is associated with product management content; an input and output unit to input and output the product management data; and an update control unit configured to update the product management data. Further, the update control unit collectively receives all the product management data including a part to be updated, stores all the product management data as update target product management data, displays the update target product management data including confirmation target information and stores the update target product management data as updated product management data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: THE COCA-COLA COMPANY
    Inventors: Takashi Tanazawa, Minoru Murayama, Kazuo Tsunoda, Yusuke Nakajima, Yasuo Nakazato, Yasuhiro Yamazaki, Takashi Nishiyama
  • Patent number: 11227462
    Abstract: An automatic vending machine includes a product housing rack including a plurality of product housing shelves that are disposed in an up-down direction, a plurality of product housing paths corresponding to the plurality of product housing shelves, each product housing path being defined in the corresponding product housing shelf and configured to house products, a plurality of product discharge devices corresponding to the plurality of product housing shelves and the plurality of product housing paths, each product discharge device being configured to separate and discharge, one by one, the products that are housed in the corresponding product housing path. The product housing shelf includes a front side shelf member and a back side shelf member that are divided in the front-back direction, supported by support members, and detachably coupled with each other so that the front side shelf member is sandwiched by the back side shelf member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignees: FUJI ELECTRIC CO., LTD., THE COCA-COLA COMPANY
    Inventors: Katsuhiko Fukuda, Tsutomu Iwako, Yasuo Nakazato, Yasuhiro Yamazaki, Takashi Nishiyama
  • Patent number: 11183000
    Abstract: An automatic vending machine includes a product housing rack including a plurality of product housing shelves that are disposed in an up-down direction, a plurality of product housing paths corresponding to the plurality of product housing shelves, each product housing path being defined in the corresponding product housing shelf and configured to house products, a plurality of product discharge devices corresponding to the plurality of product housing shelves and the plurality of product housing paths, each product discharge device being configured to separate and discharge, one by one, the products that are housed in the corresponding product housing path. The product housing shelf includes a front side shelf member and a back side shelf member that are divided in the front-back direction, supported by support members, and detachably coupled with each other so that the front side shelf member is sandwiched by the back side shelf member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignees: FUJI ELECTRIC CO., LTD., THE COCA-COLA COMPANY
    Inventors: Katsuhiko Fukuda, Tsutomu Iwako, Yasuo Nakazato, Yasuhiro Yamazaki, Takashi Nishiyama
  • Publication number: 20210270541
    Abstract: In order to improve the efficiency of solidification and melting of a heat storage material in a heat storage material unit, a heat storage material covered with a coating material is accommodated in a metal accommodating container having a high thermal conductivity, and the heat storage material unit is embedded in a thermal insulation panel in such a way that the accommodating container is exposed inside a merchandise accommodating compartment, thereby enabling a surface of the heat storage material that is embedded in the thermal insulation panel also to exhibit an action equivalent to that if the accommodating container is exposed in the merchandise accommodating compartment as a heat transfer element, thereby improving the efficiency of solidification (heat storage) and melting (heat dissipation) of the heat storage material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2019
    Publication date: September 2, 2021
    Inventors: Yuji ISHINO, Yiguang ZHANG, Yasuo NAKAZATO, Yasuhiro YAMAZAKI, Takashi NISHIYAMA
  • Publication number: 20210272410
    Abstract: An automatic vending machine is provided with a storage compartment or the like having a thermally insulating construction in which a number of product columns for accommodating products aligned side-by-side in one column are provided in different levels in such a way that the most downstream products in each product column are aligned side-by-side in a vertical direction, and an in-compartment fan for cooling an internal atmosphere of the storage compartment or the like by blowing air that has been cooled by means of an evaporator disposed in the storage compartment or the like, wherein the automatic vending machine is also provided with a control unit which drives the in-compartment fan for a predefined time if the internal temperature of the storage compartment or the like reaches to or above a predefined reference temperature in a state in which driving of a freezer and of the in-compartment fan are stopped.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2019
    Publication date: September 2, 2021
    Inventors: Yuji ISHINO, Yasuo NAKAZATO, Yasuhiro YAMAZAKI, Takashi NISHIYAMA
  • Publication number: 20200334939
    Abstract: An automatic vending machine includes a product housing rack including a plurality of product housing shelves that are disposed in an up-down direction, a plurality of product housing paths corresponding to the plurality of product housing shelves, each product housing path being defined in the corresponding product housing shelf and configured to house products, a plurality of product discharge devices corresponding to the plurality of product housing shelves and the plurality of product housing paths, each product discharge device being configured to separate and discharge, one by one, the products that are housed in the corresponding product housing path. The product housing shelf includes a front side shelf member and a back side shelf member that are divided in the front-back direction, supported by support members, and detachably coupled with each other so that the front side shelf member is sandwiched by the back side shelf member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2020
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Inventors: Katsuhiko FUKUDA, Tsutomu IWAKO, Yasuo NAKAZATO, Yasuhiro YAMAZAKI, Takashi NISHIYAMA
  • Publication number: 20200327562
    Abstract: A vending machine includes a storage to store product management data in which an on-sale product management numbers is associated with product management content; an input and output unit to input and output the product management data; and an update control unit configured to update the product management data. Further, the update control unit collectively receives all the product management data including a part to be updated, stores all the product management data as update target product management data, displays the update target product management data including confirmation target information and stores the update target product management data as updated product management data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2020
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Applicant: THE COCA-COLA COMPANY
    Inventors: Takashi TANAZAWA, Minoru MURAYAMA, Kazuo TSUNODA, Yusuke NAKAJIMA, Yasuo NAKAZATO, Yasuhiro YAMAZAKI, Takashi NISHIYAMA
  • Publication number: 20200302730
    Abstract: An automatic vending machine includes: a product housing rack including product housing shelves each including a product housing path, and a product discharger; a first stopper configured to be movable between a protrusion position and a retract position, and to tilt such that a free end side of a holding portion is positioned at a product discharge port; a second stopper configured to be movable between a retract position and a protrusion position, and to press a vending product when protruding; a link configured to move each of the first and the second stopper to the protrusion and the retract position; and a driver configured to drive the link, wherein the second stopper includes ribs formed on a surface facing the product housing path, the ribs being configured to extend from a base end part toward a holding portion of the second stopper.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2020
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Inventors: Katsuhiko FUKUDA, Tsutomu IWAKO, Yasuo NAKAZATO, Yasuhiro YAMAZAKI, Takashi NISHIYAMA