Patents by Inventor Yoshiaki Aoki

Yoshiaki Aoki 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: 11052876
    Abstract: A wiper arm includes a spring for applying a biasing force to the rotation of an arm main body with respect to an arm head and enables the thickness of the wiper arm to be thinner while ensuring the suitable biasing force. The wiper arm also includes a coil spring and a spring plate. The arm main body includes a hinge block rotatably connected to the arm head through a hinge pin and a shaft section extending from the hinge block. The spring plate includes a front end wall including an insertion hole into which the shaft section is inserted and leg sections rotatably attached to the arm head through a roller pin. The coil spring is disposed to be coaxial with the shaft section and is held to be sandwiched between the front end surface of the hinge block and the front end wall of the spring plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: DENSO WIPER SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventor: Yoshiaki Aoki
  • Publication number: 20210178532
    Abstract: A method for disassembling a tower-type wind power generation facility eliminates scaffolding to be set up on the periphery of a tower body. An inner tower of a tower crane is built in an inner hollow of a tower body to install a crane apparatus at an upper end part, a nacelle and a wind power generator at an upper end part of the tower body are disassembled, the resulting disassembled objects are lowered through the outside of the tower body using the crane apparatus of the tower crane in the tower body, a working stage is provided on the inner tower after the wind power generator is disassembled, the tower body is disassembled via this stage provided on the inner tower, and the disassembled objects are lowered through the outside of the tower body using the crane apparatus of the tower crane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2017
    Publication date: June 17, 2021
    Applicant: BESTERRA CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshihide YOSHINO, Yoshiaki AOKI
  • Publication number: 20200071949
    Abstract: To provide a method of toppling a tower structure more safely, simply and quickly than in the conventional manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2017
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Inventors: Yoshihide YOSHINO, Yoshiaki AOKI
  • Publication number: 20190168715
    Abstract: There is provided a wiper arm which includes biasing means for applying a suitable biasing force to the rotation of an arm main body with respect to an arm head and enables the thickness of the wiper arm to be thinner while ensuring the suitable biasing force. A wiper arm 1 includes an arm head 2, an arm main body 3, a coil spring 4, and a spring plate 5. The arm main body 3 includes a hinge block 21 rotatably connected to the arm head 2 through a hinge pin 15 and a shaft section 22 extending from the hinge block 21. The spring plate 5 includes a front end wall 31 including an insertion hole 33 into which the shaft section 22 is inserted and leg sections 32A, 32B which are rotatably attached to the arm head 2 through a roller pin 18. The coil spring 4 is disposed to be coaxial with the shaft section 22 and is held to be sandwiched between the front end surface 21c of the hinge block 21 and the front end wall 31 of the spring plate 5.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2017
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Inventor: Yoshiaki AOKI
  • Publication number: 20180222448
    Abstract: There is provided a wiper assembly that includes a wiper blade and a wiper arm, and a connecting member for a wiper assembly, the wiper assembly and the connecting member being configured so that the appearance of the wiper assembly can be improved, and the work of connecting the wiper blade and the wiper arm can be facilitated. In a wiper assembly 1, a clip housing 28 is included in a blade housing section 27 of a wiper arm 2, and a wiper blade 3 and the wiper arm 2 are joined in a state where a clip member 4 is housed within the clip housing 28. Retention sections 29 are provided at lower edges 26A of side walls 26 on both sides of the wiper arm 2, and the clip member 4 is retained by fitting the retention sections 29 into cutout parts 44 of the clip member 4.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2016
    Publication date: August 9, 2018
    Inventors: Yuta SHIMIZU, Yoshiaki AOKI
  • Publication number: 20180222447
    Abstract: There is provided a wiper assembly that includes a wiper arm configured to retain a wiper blade in a state where at least a part of the wiper blade is housed within a blade housing section, the wiper assembly being configured so that a reduction in weight and a lowering of the manufacturing cost can be achieved. In a wiper assembly 1 configured to retain a wiper blade 3 by a wiper arm 2, by housing a support section 32 of the wiper blade 3 in a blade housing section 27 provided in an arm main body 23 of the wiper arm 2, the arm main body 23 is formed of metal, while the support section 32 is formed of resin. A plurality of projections 37 are provided on side surfaces 34 of the support section 32, and these projections 37 are made to come into contact with inward-facing surfaces 26B of side walls 26 of the arm main body 23.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2016
    Publication date: August 9, 2018
    Inventors: Yuta SHIMIZU, Yoshiaki AOKI
  • Patent number: 9758984
    Abstract: A demolishing method utilizes an aggregate stack demolishing scaffold apparatus mounted to an upper part of an aggregate stack including four smoke funnels arranged adjacent to each other. An uneven scaffold including one plate-shaped upper scaffold portion is placed on an upper end of each smoke funnel. A lower scaffold portion is coupled to the upper scaffold portion and located in lower positions in the smoke funnels with the upper scaffold portion being placed on the upper ends of the smoke funnels. A chain block suspends and supports the uneven scaffold from and on an inner wall of each smoke funnel, and adjusts a suspending height. With this configuration, the upper scaffold portion is located on the upper ends of the smoke funnels, and thus there is no possibility of contact between the scaffolds in the smoke funnels causing a worker to lose his balance, thereby improving safety.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: BESTERRA CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshihide Yoshino, Yoshiaki Aoki
  • Publication number: 20150300039
    Abstract: There is provided an aggregate stack demolishing scaffold apparatus capable of easily demolishing even an aggregate stack with safety at low cost, and a demolishing method using the apparatus. An aggregate stack demolishing scaffold apparatus 10 to be mounted to an upper part of an aggregate stack 130 including four smoke funnels 132 arranged adjacent to each other includes: an uneven scaffold including a one plate-shaped upper scaffold portion 14 that can be placed on an upper end of each smoke funnel 132, and lower scaffold portions 18 coupled to the upper scaffold portion 14 and located in lower positions in the smoke funnels 132 with the upper scaffold portion 14 being placed on the upper ends of the smoke funnels 132; and a chain block 28 capable of suspending and supporting the uneven scaffold from and on an inner wall of each smoke funnel 132, and adjusting a suspending height.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2012
    Publication date: October 22, 2015
    Applicant: BESTERRA CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshihide YOSHINO, Yoshiaki AOKI
  • Patent number: 9101965
    Abstract: A high-pressure washing liquid ejecting washing apparatus comprises a bar-shaped holder; and a plurality of high-pressure washing liquid ejecting nozzles arranged at constant intervals along a longitudinal direction of the bar-shaped holder, the holder being supported at both sides in a longitudinal direction thereof such that the holder is rotatable around its longitudinal axis, the holder being reciprocatingly rotated around the longitudinal axis within a predetermined rotational angle and the ejecting nozzles ejecting a high-pressure washing liquid to a washed surface of an object in a single straight-line shape to wash the object while the object is conveyed at a constant speed with respect to the holder, wherein the holder has a length which is not less than a length across the object and is disposed such that the holder is orthogonal to a direction in which the object is conveyed or is tilted with respect to the direction in which the object is conveyed, when viewed from a normal line direction of the w
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Aoki, Morimasa Kuge, Keiji Tsujita, Hideyuki Tanaka, Mitsuru Nomura
  • Publication number: 20110197939
    Abstract: A high-pressure washing liquid ejecting washing apparatus comprises a bar-shaped holder; and a plurality of high-pressure washing liquid ejecting nozzles arranged at constant intervals along a longitudinal direction of the bar-shaped holder, the holder being supported at both sides in a longitudinal direction thereof such that the holder is rotatable around its longitudinal axis, the holder being reciprocatingly rotated around the longitudinal axis within a predetermined rotational angle and the ejecting nozzles ejecting a high-pressure washing liquid to a washed surface of an object in a single straight-line shape to wash the object while the object is conveyed at a constant speed with respect to the holder, wherein the holder has a length which is not less than a length across the object and is disposed such that the holder is orthogonal to a direction in which the object is conveyed or is tilted with respect to the direction in which the object is conveyed, when viewed from a normal line direction of the w
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2009
    Publication date: August 18, 2011
    Applicant: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Aoki, Morimasa Kuge, Keiji Tsujita, Hideyuki Tanaka, Mitsuru Nomura
  • Patent number: 7891066
    Abstract: A plate material vertical processing line that is capable of subjecting large-sized and thinned glass plates to scribing, venting, etc without degrading their quality, comprises a plurality of processing devices each having a modular structure; wherein each of the processing devices includes a platform; a belt conveyor that is mounted on the platform and is configured to convey a glass plate placed in a substantially upright position while supporting a lower end of the glass plate; and a fluid guide that is mounted on the platform and is configured to apply a fluid pressure to a surface of the glass plate to support the glass plate in the substantially upright position and in a non-contact state; and wherein the processing devices include a combination of at least two processing devices selected from a scribing device, a venting device, a chamfering device, a cleaning agent washing device, a water washing device, a high-pressure water spray device, and a glass plate turn device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2011
    Assignees: Kawasaki Plant Systems Kabushiki Kaisha, Corning Japan K.K.
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Aoki, Keiji Tsujita, Morimasa Kuge, Takaaki Yokoyama, Takashi Sakurai, Michio Suzuki, Masayuki Anada, Masayuki Shinkai
  • Publication number: 20070271756
    Abstract: A plate material vertical processing line that is capable of subjecting large-sized and thinned glass plates to scribing, venting, etc without degrading their quality, comprises a plurality of processing devices each having a modular structure; wherein each of the processing devices includes a platform; a belt conveyor that is mounted on the platform and is configured to convey a glass plate placed in a substantially upright position while supporting a lower end of the glass plate; and a fluid guide that is mounted on the platform and is configured to apply a fluid pressure to a surface of the glass plate to support the glass plate in the substantially upright position and in a non-contact state; and wherein the processing devices include a combination of at least two processing devices selected from a scribing device, a venting device, a chamfering device, a cleaning agent washing device, a water washing device, a high-pressure water spray device, and a glass plate turn device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2004
    Publication date: November 29, 2007
    Applicants: Kawasaki Plant Systems Kabushiki Kaisha, Corning Japan K.K.
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Aoki, Keiji Tsujita, Morimasa Kuge, Takaaki Yokoyama, Takashi Sakurai, Michio Suzuki, Masayuki Anada, Masayuki Shinkai
  • Patent number: 7142989
    Abstract: A computer software program to design an optimum oligo-nucleic acid base sequence candidate from nucleic acid base sequences being analyzed using a computer, the program comprising: a first command to receive the specification of respective tolerated ranges of double-chain bond temperature, base sequence length and GC content, and to store the information on the priority order of respective items in the memory; a second command, while extending the partial sequence in the aforementioned nucleic acid base sequences being analyzed, to determine whether or not a sequence in each length falls within respective tolerated ranges based on the priority items received by the aforementioned first command, and if it does fall within the ranges, to output the partial sequence in the applicable length as an oligo-nucleic acid base sequence candidate; and a third command to display, based on the aforementioned priority order, the oligo-nucleic acid sequence candidate outputted by the aforementioned second command along wit
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2006
    Assignee: Kabushikigaisha Dynacom
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Aoki, Mitsuyoshi Ishikawa
  • Patent number: 6846258
    Abstract: There is provided a planetary reduction gear 10 between a gas turbine 1 and a generator 5. The planetary reduction gear includes elastic deformation unit 12 on an output side, and for the elastic deformation unit, a strain energy within an elastic limit is set to be larger than a fluctuation torque energy of the generator of a momentary voltage drop time. The elastic deformation unit 12 includes an elastic member which elastically connects an output shaft 10a of the planetary reduction gear to an outer ring 10b. Thereby, when an excessive torque is generated in the generator by a momentary voltage drop, service interruption, and the like for a short time, it is possible to maintain the operation of a power generation facility, and secure a power supply of an important load, and an installation length is shortened and the facility can be downsized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2005
    Assignee: Ishikawajima-Harima Heavy Industries, Co. Ltd.
    Inventor: Yoshiaki Aoki
  • Publication number: 20030176223
    Abstract: There is provided a planetary reduction gear 10 between a gas turbine 1 and a generator 5. The planetary reduction gear includes elastic deformation means 12 on an output side, and for the elastic deformation means, a strain energy within an elastic limit is set to be larger than a fluctuation torque energy of the generator of a momentary voltage drop time. The elastic deformation means 12 includes an elastic member which elastically connects an output shaft 10a of the planetary reduction gear to an outer ring 10b. Thereby, when an excessive torque is generated in the generator by a momentary voltage drop, service interruption, and the like for a short time, it is possible to maintain the operation of a power generation facility, and secure a power supply of an important load, and an installation length is shortened and the facility can be downsized.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2002
    Publication date: September 18, 2003
    Inventor: Yoshiaki Aoki
  • Publication number: 20030023419
    Abstract: A computer software program to design an optimum oligo-nucleic acid base sequence candidate from nucleic acid base sequences being analyzed using a computer, the program comprising: a first command to receive the specification of respective tolerated ranges of double-chain bond temperature, base sequence length and GC content, and to store the information on the priority order of respective items in the memory; a second command, while extending the partial sequence in the aforementioned nucleic acid base sequences being analyzed, to determine whether or not a sequence in each length falls within respective tolerated ranges based on the priority items received by the aforementioned first command, and if it does fall within the ranges, to output the partial sequence in the applicable length as an oligo-nucleic acid base sequence candidate; and a third command to display, based on the aforementioned priority order, the oligo-nucleic acid sequence candidate outputted by the aforementioned second command along wit
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2002
    Publication date: January 30, 2003
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Aoki, Mitsuyoshi Ishikawa
  • Publication number: 20020198666
    Abstract: A computer software program and a method are provided to design an optimum oligo-nucleic acid sequence candidate from a nucleic acid base sequence. The program comprises a first command for receiving and storing a specified tolerance of double-chain bond temperature; a second command for computing the double-chain bond temperature of a partial sequence at each length, as extending the length; and a third command for determining whether or not the double-chain bond temperature computed by the second command falls within the tolerance specified by the first command, and in case it falls within the range, for outputting the partial sequence with the length as an oligo-nucleic acid sequence candidate. Based on the inputted tolerance of double-chain bond temperature, oligo-nucleic acid sequences with various lengths that meet the double-chain bond temperature condition can be obtained. An oligo-nucleic acid array mounted with the designed oligo-nucleic acid sequences is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2002
    Publication date: December 26, 2002
    Applicant: Kabushikigaisha DYNACOM
    Inventors: Hitoshi Fujimiya, Junichiro Miura, Yoshiaki Aoki
  • Patent number: 5544428
    Abstract: A clothes drier according to the present invention can minimize failures in a sensor and can satisfactorily detect drying processing irrespective of the environment. In the clothes drier, an atmospheric temperature sensor 44L for detecting the substrate temperature required to determine the termination of the drying processing is disposed outside a circulating duct 18 and is mounted on a control substrate 42 having a thermal capacity on which a microcomputer for controlling operations performed by the clothes drier is mounted. Since the sensor 44L is provided outside the circulating duct 18, the sensor 44L is less affected by dust and water, as compared with a case where it is provided inside the circulating duct 18.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 1995
    Date of Patent: August 13, 1996
    Assignee: Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Koichi Kuroda, Yoshiaki Aoki, Kiyokazu Fujikawa, Youzon Kawamura, Tatsuya Hirota, Tamotsu Kawamura, Takashi Fukuda, Minoru Kishi, Hisanori Hirose
  • Patent number: 5350337
    Abstract: A zone-forming apparatus adapted to direct a jet-stream in a radial direction by a guide member, the jet-stream being emitted from jet-stream generator which is arranged above the apparatus, and an air curtain thus formed is utilized to define a working space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 1992
    Date of Patent: September 27, 1994
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Jukogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Fumio Kondo, Yoshiaki Aoki, Tsuyoshi Imaida, Hiroki Nozoe, Yuji Maki, Shin Watabe
  • Patent number: 5121320
    Abstract: The edit processing includes band deletion processing and band addition processing for correcting the DNA pattern image. Additionally, a concentration graph display indicative of a distribution of concentration of the DNA pattern is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 1989
    Date of Patent: June 9, 1992
    Assignee: Hitachi Software Engineering Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Aoki, Toshitsugu Okayama