Patents by Inventor Yoshiaki Matsubara

Yoshiaki Matsubara 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: 8147635
    Abstract: A manufacturing apparatus of a fiber-reinforced resin strand including spreaders that spread a reinforcing fiber bundle and are provided inside a crosshead to which a molten resin material is supplied continuously from an extruding machine, twisting rollers provided at a downstream position from an exit nozzle of the crosshead and that pultrude a fiber-reinforced resin strand formed of a resin-impregnated fiber bundle from the exit nozzle while imparting twists thereto, and twist retaining rollers provided at a downstream position from the twisting rollers and that retain twists of the fiber-reinforced resin strand. The twisting rollers and the twist retaining rollers are made of metal with asperities being formed on the surface thereof. The manufacturing apparatus can achieve excellent durability and is capable of manufacturing a fiber-reinforced resin strand at a high production rate without causing slipping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2012
    Assignee: Kobe Steel, Ltd.
    Inventors: Naoyuki Tashiro, Atsushi Yamamoto, Kazuhisa Fukutani, Yoshiaki Matsubara, Katsumi Ogawa
  • Publication number: 20110310123
    Abstract: There is provided an image display device, including a first obtaining unit for obtaining a first image, a second obtaining unit for obtaining a second image to be superimposed on the first image, a reproducing unit for generating an output image by superimposing the second image on the first image and displaying the generated output image, a detecting unit for detecting a position in the output image of a cursor operated by a user, and a reproduction controller for controlling display of the second image by the reproducing unit according to positional relationship between a display position of the second image in the output image and a cursor position detected by the detecting unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2011
    Publication date: December 22, 2011
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yoshiaki Matsubara
  • Patent number: 8021616
    Abstract: A gas sensor including: a gas detection element; a metal shell extending in an axial direction; and a metal cylinder extending in an axial direction, wherein a leading end portion of the metal cylinder surrounds a base end portion of the metal shell and is fixed to the metal shell via a circumferential welded portion. The metal shell includes: Fe in an amount equal to or more than 50.0 mass %; C in an amount of 0.02 mass % to 0.15 mass %; Cr in an amount of 11.5 mass % to 18.0 mass %; and Nb in an amount equal to or more than twice amount of C in mass %.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2011
    Assignee: NGK Spark Plug Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Daisuke Miyata, Makoto Hirasawa, Yoshiaki Matsubara
  • Patent number: 8016990
    Abstract: A gas sensor comprises a cylindrical metallic housing, a sensor element having at a front end thereof a sensing portion and disposed axially in the housing with the sensing portion protruded from a front end of the housing, a sensor terminal fitted to a rear end of the sensor element to produce a signal output from the sensing portion, a first protective cover attached to a front end portion of the housing to cover the sensing portion and a second protective cover attached to a rear end portion of the housing to cover the sensor terminal. The first and second protective covers includes attachment portions attached around the front and rear end portions of the housing, respectively. At least one of the attachment portions of the first and second protective covers has a lower hardness than a remaining portion of the protective cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2011
    Assignee: NGK Spark Plug Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masataka Taguchi, Takahiro Hayashi, Yasuhiro Fujita, Yoshiaki Matsubara, Hitoshi Iimi
  • Patent number: 7868881
    Abstract: A picture display device displays a video signal supplied from a data process device. Bi-directional communication is carried out with each of a plurality of data process devices. A plurality of video signals is combined into one screen corresponding to information of the picture size of each of the plurality of video signals obtained by the bi-directional communication with each of the plurality of data process devices. A video signal, outputted when the plurality of video signals is combined, is displayed. A second control signal is generated which controls the plurality of data process devices and which corresponds to a first control signal that corresponds to a user operation. The first control signal and the second control signal are transmitted to the plurality of data process devices. The plurality of data process devices also communicate bi-directionally with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2011
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Matsubara, Nobuo Yamazaki, Hirotaka Takegoshi
  • Publication number: 20100224309
    Abstract: A manufacturing apparatus of a fiber-reinforced resin strand including spreaders that spread a reinforcing fiber bundle and are provided inside a crosshead to which a molten resin material is supplied continuously from an extruding machine, twisting rollers provided at a downstream position from an exit nozzle of the crosshead and that pultrude a fiber-reinforced resin strand formed of a resin-impregnated fiber bundle from the exit nozzle while imparting twists thereto, and twist retaining rollers provided at a downstream position from the twisting rollers and that retain twists of the fiber-reinforced resin strand. The twisting rollers and the twist retaining rollers are made of metal with asperities being formed on the surface thereof. The manufacturing apparatus can achieve excellent durability and is capable of manufacturing a fiber-reinforced resin strand at a high production rate without causing slipping.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2007
    Publication date: September 9, 2010
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Kobe Seiko Sho (Kobe Steel, Ltd)
    Inventors: Naoyuki Tashiro, Atsushi Yamamoto, Kazuhisa Fukutani, Yoshiaki Matsubara, Katsumi Ogawa
  • Publication number: 20100050740
    Abstract: A gas sensor including a detection element having a detection portion; a metal shell that surrounds the detection element so as to expose the detection portion to a measured atmosphere; an outer tube that is fixed to the metal shell so as to cover a rear end side of the detection element; and a seal member that is contained inside the outer tube, the seal member having a lead wire insertion hole and a through hole that penetrates in the axial direction; a tubular holding member made of a resin having a lower coefficient of thermal expansion than the seal member, the tubular holding member being held inside the through hole, the tubular holding member having a ventilation hole; and a filter that covers the ventilation hole, the filter being joined to the holding member, the filter blocking water from passing therethrough, and the filter having air permeability.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2009
    Publication date: March 4, 2010
    Applicant: NGK SPARK PLUG CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshiaki MATSUBARA, Takayoshi ATSUMI, Kouji MATSUO, Kazuhiro KOUZAKI, Masahiro ASAI
  • Publication number: 20090214389
    Abstract: A gas sensor including: a gas detection element; a metal shell extending in an axial direction; and a metal cylinder extending in an axial direction, wherein a leading end portion of the metal cylinder surrounds a base end portion of the metal shell and is fixed to the metal shell via a circumferential welded portion. The metal shell includes: Fe in an amount equal to or more than 50.0 mass %; C in an amount of 0.02 mass % to 0.15 mass %; Cr in an amount of 11.5 mass % to 18.0 mass %; and Nb in an amount equal to or more than twice amount of C in mass %.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2009
    Publication date: August 27, 2009
    Applicant: NGK SPARK PLUG CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Daisuke MIYATA, Makoto HIRASAWA, Yoshiaki MATSUBARA
  • Patent number: 7575782
    Abstract: An oil agent of the kind and amount suitable for a post-step is applied on a workpiece regardless of the kind and residual amount of an oil agent used in a pre-step. A workpiece on which a first oil agent is deposited is immersed in a degreasing solution, taken out of the degreasing solution and cleaned to thereby remove all the first oil agent. Then, the workpiece having all the first oil agent removed is immersed in an oil agent solution to thereby newly deposit a second oil agent of the kind and amount suitable for a post-step on the workpiece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2009
    Assignee: NGK Spark Plug Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Nobuyuki Suganuma, Mitsuyoshi Shiba, Yoshiaki Matsubara, Makoto Hirasawa
  • Publication number: 20090166199
    Abstract: A sensor includes: a detection element including an internal electrode and an external electrode; an electrode terminal member; and a support member. The electrode terminal member includes: a base end portion supported by the support member; an electrode contact portion contacting the internal electrode or the external electrode; and a connection portion having a rear end connected to the base end portion and a front end connected to the electrode contact portion. A distance between the front end of the connection portion and the base end portion in a state where the electrode terminal member is assembled with the support member and separated from the detection element is equal to a distance between the front end of the connection portion and the base end portion in a state where the electrode terminal member is assembled with the detection element and the support member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2008
    Publication date: July 2, 2009
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Fujita, Tetsuma Shimozato, Yoshiaki Matsubara
  • Patent number: 7551774
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus for correcting a hue and a saturation in an input video signal of a moving picture in real time is disclosed wherein the image processing apparatus includes an extracting unit for extracting the hue and the saturation from the input video signal, a determining unit for determining a correcting amount according to the hue and the saturation extracted in the extracting unit, and a correcting unit for correcting the hue and the saturation of the input video signal based on the determination result of the determining unit. Thereby, a desired signal portion of the input video signal is arbitrary corrected in response to the hue and saturation in real time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2009
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Yoshiaki Matsubara
  • Patent number: 7524407
    Abstract: An oxygen sensor 10 includes an oxygen detection element 20, which assumes a hollow tubular shape extending along the axis. The oxygen detection element 20 has a closed tip end and an opened rear end. An internal electrode layer 23 is formed on an inner circumferential surface 22 of the oxygen detection element 20. The sensor 10 also has a terminal member 30 which is in contact with the internal electrode layer 23 and in electrical connection therewith. The terminal member 30 has press contact portions 34c and 34d which come into press contact with the inner circumferential surface 22 of the oxygen detection element 20 to hold the terminal member 30 in the oxygen detection element 20, and conduction portions 35b which come into press contact with the internal electrode layer 23 on the inner circumferential surface 22 of the oxygen detection element 20 and into electrical connection with the internal electrode layer 23.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2009
    Assignee: NGK Spark Plug Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Makoto Hirasawa, Shohei Yoshiyasu, Yoshiaki Matsubara
  • Publication number: 20070235868
    Abstract: A gas sensor comprises a cylindrical metallic housing, a sensor element having at a front end thereof a sensing portion and disposed axially in the housing with the sensing portion protruded from a front end of the housing, a sensor terminal fitted to a rear end of the sensor element to produce a signal output from the sensing portion, a first protective cover attached to a front end portion of the housing to cover the sensing portion and a second protective cover attached to a rear end portion of the housing to cover the sensor terminal. The first and second protective covers includes attachment portions attached around the front and rear end portions of the housing, respectively. At least one of the attachment portions of the first and second protective covers has a lower hardness than a remaining portion of the protective cover.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2007
    Publication date: October 11, 2007
    Inventors: Masataka Taguchi, Takahiro Hayashi, Yasuhiro Fujita, Yoshiaki Matsubara, Hitoshi Iimi
  • Patent number: 7241370
    Abstract: A gas sensor comprises a cylindrical metallic housing, a sensor element having at a front end thereof a sensing portion and disposed axially in the housing with the sensing portion protruded from a front end of the housing, a sensor terminal fitted to a rear end of the sensor element to produce a signal output from the sensing portion, a first protective cover attached to a front end portion of the housing to cover the sensing portion and a second protective cover attached to a rear end portion of the housing to cover the sensor terminal. The first and second protective covers includes attachment portions attached around the front and rear end portions of the housing, respectively. At least one of the attachment portions of the first and second protective covers has a lower hardness than a remaining portion of the protective cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2007
    Assignee: NGK Spark Plug Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masataka Taguchi, Takahiro Hayashi, Yasuhiro Fujita, Yoshiaki Matsubara, Hitoshi Iimi
  • Publication number: 20070109287
    Abstract: A picture display device displays a video signal supplied from a data process device. Bi-directional communication is carried out with each of a plurality of data process devices. A plurality of video signals is combined into one screen corresponding to information of the picture size of each of the plurality of video signals obtained by the bi-directional communication with each of the plurality of data process devices. A video signal, outputted when the plurality of video signals is combined, is displayed. A second control signal is generated which controls the plurality of data process devices and which corresponds to a first control signal that corresponds to a user operation. The first control signal and the second control signal are transmitted to the plurality of data process devices. The plurality of data process devices also communicate bi-directionally with each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2007
    Publication date: May 17, 2007
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Matsubara, Nobuo Yamazaki, Hirotaka Takegoshi
  • Patent number: 7176908
    Abstract: Video signals from a plurality of personal computers are written to a memory that stores video signals for a plurality of display screens through respective buffers. The video signals may be read from the respective buffers and displayed simultaneously on a single monitor. By selecting the video displayed in a portion of the monitor, the personal computer sending those video signals to the monitor may be selected for active operation. In this manner, a single set of input devices may be used to control a plurality of personal computers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2007
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Matsubara, Nobuo Yamazaki, Hirotaka Takegoshi
  • Publication number: 20060288757
    Abstract: A crimp contact includes a wire hold portion crimped onto and holding therein core wires of an electrical lead. The wire hold portion has a bottom wall and a pair of side walls bent in such a manner as to bring ends of the side walls into contact with each other to define a wire accommodation space and satisfies the following equations: {(W1?W2)/2}/W3?1.2 and H2/H1>0.5 where W1 is a maximum width of the wire hold portion; W2 is a maximum width of the wire accommodation space; W3 is a minimum thickness of the bottom wall; H1 is a maximum thickness of the wire hold portion; and H2 is a maximum distance from an outermost point of the side wall to a tip point of the side wall end along a thickness direction of the wire hold portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2006
    Publication date: December 28, 2006
    Inventors: Hisaharu Nishio, Yoshiaki Matsubara, Noboru Ishida, Masaaki Murase, Masahiro Asai, Makoto Hishiki
  • Publication number: 20060233962
    Abstract: An oil agent of the kind and amount suitable for a post-step is applied on a workpiece regardless of the kind and residual amount of an oil agent used in a pre-step. A workpiece on which a first oil agent is deposited is immersed in a degreasing solution, taken out of the degreasing solution and cleaned to thereby remove all the first oil agent. Then, the workpiece having all the first oil agent removed is immersed in an oil agent solution to thereby newly deposit a second oil agent of the kind and amount suitable for a post-step on the workpiece.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2004
    Publication date: October 19, 2006
    Inventors: Nobuyuki Suganuma, Mitsuyoshi Shiba, Yoshiaki Matsubara, Makoto Hirasawa
  • Patent number: 7032433
    Abstract: It is an object of the invention to provide a sensor which is highly reliable, and a method or producing a sensor which is highly reliable, and which can be easily produced. A method of producing a sensor in which bending of a heater and the like hardly occur is provided. In the invention, an oxygen sensor (1) has: an oxygen sensor element (2); a metal shell (3); first and second sensor terminal metal parts (11), (12); a heater (15); heater terminal metal parts (16), (17); a metal outer tube (21); and a separator (31) which is housed inside the metal outer tube (21), in which the terminal metal part (11) and the like and the heater (15) are held, and which provides insulation between the terminal metal part (11) and the like. An outer-tube butting face (34a) is formed in a flange portion (34) of the separator (31). In the metal outer tube (21), a flange butting face (24b) which butts against the outer-tube butting face (34a) is formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2006
    Assignee: NGK Spark Plug Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takahiro Hayashi, Masataka Taguchi, Yasuhiro Fujita, Yoshiaki Matsubara, Hitoshi Iimi
  • Publication number: 20050224349
    Abstract: An oxygen sensor 10 includes an oxygen detection element 20, which assumes a hollow tubular shape extending along the axis. The oxygen detection element 20 has a closed tip end and an opened rear end. An internal electrode layer 23 is formed on an inner circumferential surface 22 of the oxygen detection element 20. The sensor 10 also has a terminal member 30 which is in contact with the internal electrode layer 23 and in electrical connection therewith. The terminal member 30 has press contact portions 34c and 34d which come into press contact with the inner circumferential surface 22 of the oxygen detection element 20 to hold the terminal member 30 in the oxygen detection element 20, and conduction portions 35b which come into press contact with the internal electrode layer 23 on the inner circumferential surface 22 of the oxygen detection element 20 and into electrical connection with the internal electrode layer 23.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2005
    Publication date: October 13, 2005
    Inventors: Makoto Hirasawa, Shonhei Yoshiyasu, Yoshiaki Matsubara