Patents by Inventor Yoshiaki Takayanagi

Yoshiaki Takayanagi 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: 10494973
    Abstract: A catalytic converter includes: a tubular casing including at least a pair of holding tubular parts and a reduced diameter tubular part that integrally connects the holding tubular parts to each other; and a monolithic catalyst carrier accommodated in each of the holding tubular parts, the reduced diameter tubular part being obtained by press-forming a portion, between the holding tubular parts, of a casing material of a tubular shape that corresponds to that of the holding tubular parts. Flat parts are formed respectively in a plurality of places at intervals in a peripheral direction of the reduced diameter tubular part, a sensor being attached to at least one of the flat parts. Accordingly, a press load when press-forming the reduced diameter tubular part is suppressed from becoming large and unequal in the peripheral direction of the reduced diameter tubular part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignees: Yutaka Giken Co., Ltd., Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jun Takayanagi, Toshihiro Ooka, Noritaka Yamamoto, Kazumasa Ishii, Yoshiaki Hatakeyama
  • Publication number: 20190100358
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a tank cap including a lever member that is constrained from moving to the standing position contrary to the intention of the operator. The tank cap comprises a slide member disposed in the cap body so as to be adjacent to the lever member, and provided with a cam contact portion that is to come into contact with a cam portion of the lever member, and a coil spring disposed between the slide member and the bottom of the cap body. The resilience of the coil spring causes the cam contact portion to press the cam portion and retains the retracted position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2018
    Publication date: April 4, 2019
    Applicant: MAKITA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yoshiaki TAKAYANAGI
  • Patent number: 9903397
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an oil pump for use in and attached to a device (e.g., chain saw) having an oil-supplied portion requiring an oil supply. An oil pump supplies lubricating oil to a guide groove of a guide bar in such a manner that a plunger having a gear portion meshing with a drive worm provided on a chain saw reciprocally moves in a pump body while rotating. Two guide pins for positioning an oil pump when attaching the oil pump to a chain saw body are provided on an attachment surface of the pump body to the chain saw body. The two guide pins are spaced apart in an axial direction of the plunger, each disposed on a centerline of a transverse cross section of the plunger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: MAKITA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Takayanagi, Hiroki Nagase
  • Patent number: 9869235
    Abstract: A stratified scavenging two-stroke engine includes a first scavenging passage that extends from a first scavenging intake that opens to the inside of the crankcase to a scavenging port that opens to the inside of a cylinder, and a second scavenging passage that branches from the first scavenging passage and extends to a second scavenging intake that opens to the inside of the crankcase. An air passage is provided to supply air for pre-scavenging into the first scavenging passage at a position closer to the first scavenging intake than a position at which the second scavenging passage branches from the first scavenging passage. A first check valve inhibits a flow of air from the first scavenging passage during an upward stroke of the piston, and a second check valve inhibits a flow of air and a gaseous mixture from the first scavenging passage during a downward stroke of the piston.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: MAKITA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yoshiaki Takayanagi
  • Patent number: 9718208
    Abstract: In a chain saw, an operating shaft member axially rotated by a manual operation of a rotating lever is disposed so that an axial direction thereof may be inclined against an attaching surface of a guide bar in which a saw chain is wound around a circumference thereof, a driving bevel gear attached to an end portion of the operating shaft member meshes with a driven bevel gear attached to an end portion of a rotating shaft member, and the rotating shaft member is axially rotated. Thus, the guide bar is moved in a longitudinal direction thereof to adjust tension of the saw chain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: MAKITA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Takayanagi, Masashi Sugiyama
  • Patent number: 9676115
    Abstract: To provide an operation lever including a first lever that has a base end portion swingably supported to a peripheral portion of a nut member for fastening a guide bar in a chain saw, and a second lever that is engaged with the first lever in a manner slidable in an axial direction. The operation lever can be placed in a receiving portion of the nut member with an axial length thereof shortened, and can be manipulated to rotate the nut member by being gripped on an outer end portion of the second lever in a state in which the operation lever is lifted out from the receiving portion and the axial length is lengthened. Thus, a sufficient fastening force for the guide bar can be obtained, and operability can be improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: MAKITA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Takayanagi, Masashi Sugiyama
  • Patent number: 9573208
    Abstract: A portable working machine includes a working machine body, bolt members erected on the working machine body, a cover member configured to be attachable to and detachable from the working machine body, in which the cover member has through-holes through which the bolt members are inserted when attaching the cover member, fixing members configured to be fastened to the bolt members to fix the cover member attached to the working machine body, and a holding member attached to an outer surface of the cover member with a predetermined gap space between the holding member and the outer surface of the cover member, in which the holding member is configured to retain the fixing members on an outer side of the outer surface of the cover member when a fastening of the fixing members to the bolt members is released to prevent the fixing members from dropping off the cover member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: MAKITA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Takayanagi, Masashi Sugiyama
  • Patent number: 9457590
    Abstract: There are provided a printing apparatus, a method for controlling the printing apparatus, and a storage medium. The printing apparatus includes a conveying unit that conveys a print medium; a print head that applies a color material on the print medium; an obtaining unit configured to obtain, in the case where a first surface of the print medium on which a first image is printed comes in contact with the conveying unit, information on a printing condition of the first surface that becomes a factor of changing a conveying speed of the print medium in the predetermined direction; and a control unit configured to control timing of applying a color material on a second surface of the print medium that is a surface at the opposite to the first surface according to the printing condition indicated by the information obtained by the obtaining unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kazuya Koizumi, Yasutaka Mitani, Yosuke Ushigome, Yoshiaki Kaburagi, Takayuki Tanabe, Atsushi Takahashi, Yusuke Kadokura, Keiji Harada, Yoshiaki Takayanagi, Hideo Horigome, Susumu Hirosawa, Atsushi Sakamoto, Satoshi Masuda, Toshiki Takeuchi, Kengo Nieda
  • Publication number: 20160047401
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an oil pump for use in and attached to a device (e.g., chain saw) having an oil-supplied portion requiring an oil supply. An oil pump supplies lubricating oil to a guide groove of a guide bar in such a manner that a plunger having a gear portion meshing with a drive worm provided on a chain saw reciprocally moves in a pump body while rotating. Two guide pins for positioning an oil pump when attaching the oil pump to a chain saw body are provided on an attachment surface of the pump body to the chain saw body. The two guide pins are spaced apart in an axial direction of the plunger, each disposed on a centerline of a transverse cross section of the plunger.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2015
    Publication date: February 18, 2016
    Applicant: MAKITA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshiaki TAKAYANAGI, Hiroki NAGASE
  • Patent number: 9249716
    Abstract: A two-stroke engine is provided with a scavenging passage that extends between a scavenging intake that opens into a crankcase and a scavenging port that opens into a cylinder, and an air passage that is connected to an intermediate position of a scavenging passage for introducing air into the scavenging passage. A first check valve that is disposed within a section of a scavenging passage between a scavenging intake and the intermediate position. A second check valve that is disposed within the air passage. The section of the scavenging passage between the intermediate position and the scavenging intake, the air passage, and a mixture gas passage are arranged in a substantially same direction with respect to a longitudinal axis of the cylinder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: MAKITA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yoshiaki Takayanagi
  • Publication number: 20150377117
    Abstract: A stratified scavenging two-stroke engine includes a first scavenging passage that extends from a first scavenging intake that opens to the inside of the crankcase to a scavenging port that opens to the inside of a cylinder, and a second scavenging passage that branches from the first scavenging passage and extends to a second scavenging intake that opens to the inside of the crankcase. An air passage is provided to supply air for pre-scavenging into the first scavenging passage at a position closer to the first scavenging intake than a position at which the second scavenging passage branches from the first scavenging passage. A first check valve inhibits a flow of air from the first scavenging passage during an upward stroke of the piston, and a second check valve inhibits a flow of air and a gaseous mixture from the first scavenging passage during a downward stroke of the piston.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2015
    Publication date: December 31, 2015
    Applicant: MAKITA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yoshiaki TAKAYANAGI
  • Patent number: 9206736
    Abstract: A stratified scavenging two-stroke engine includes a first scavenging passage that extends from a first scavenging intake that opens to the inside of the crankcase to a first scavenging port that opens to the inside of a cylinder, and a second scavenging passage that extends from a second scavenging intake that opens to the inside of the crankcase to a second scavenging port that opens to the inside of the cylinder. The first and second passages are formed so as to communicate with each other via a communicating portion. An air passage is connected to the first passage at a position closer to the first scavenging intake than the communicating portion. A first check valve inhibits a flow from the first passage to the inside of the crankcase, and a second check valve inhibits a flow from the first passage through the air passage to the outside.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: MAKITA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Takayanagi, Hideyuki Nakadachi, Kohei Oda
  • Publication number: 20150273896
    Abstract: There are provided a printing apparatus, a method for controlling the printing apparatus, and a storage medium. The printing apparatus includes a conveying unit conveys a print medium; a print head applies a color material on the print medium; an obtaining unit configured to obtain, in the case where a first surface of the print medium on which a first image is printed comes in contact with the conveying unit, information on a printing condition of the first surface that becomes a factor of changing a conveying speed of the print medium in the predetermined direction; and a control unit configured to control timing of applying a color material on a second surface of the print medium that is a surface at the opposite to the first surface according to the printing condition indicated by the information obtained by the obtaining unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2015
    Publication date: October 1, 2015
    Inventors: Kazuya KOIZUMI, Yasutaka Mitani, Yosuke Ushigome, Yoshiaki Kaburagi, Takayuki Tanabe, Atsushi Takahashi, Yusuke Kadokura, Keiji Harada, Yoshiaki Takayanagi, Hideo Horigome, Susumu Hirosawa, Atsushi Sakamoto, Satoshi Masuda, Toshiki Takeuchi, Kengo Nieda
  • Patent number: 9143038
    Abstract: The power supply includes a transformer for generating a first output voltage by a first secondary winding, and a superimposing voltage by a second secondary winding, and a driver. Furthermore, the circuit includes first and second rectifying and smoothing circuits for respectively rectifying and smoothing the first output voltage and superimposing voltage, and an adder for adding the rectified and smoothed superimposing voltage on the rectified and smoothed first output voltage to output a second output voltage. The first and second output voltages are fed back respectively by DC coupling, the fed-back first and second output voltages are respectively adjusted by first and second feedback factors, and the adjusted feedback components are combined and amplified to be applied to the driver for PWM-control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Takayanagi, Takashi Kasahara
  • Publication number: 20140362615
    Abstract: The power supply includes a transformer for generating a first output voltage by a first secondary winding, and a superimposing voltage by a second secondary winding, and a driver. Furthermore, the circuit includes first and second rectifying and smoothing circuits for respectively rectifying and smoothing the first output voltage and superimposing voltage, and an adder for adding the rectified and smoothed superimposing voltage on the rectified and smoothed first output voltage to output a second output voltage. The first and second output voltages are fed back respectively by DC coupling, the fed-back first and second output voltages are respectively adjusted by first and second feedback factors, and the adjusted feedback components are combined and amplified to be applied to the driver for PWM-control.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2014
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Takayanagi, Takashi Kasahara
  • Publication number: 20140290075
    Abstract: To provide an operation lever including a first lever that has a base end portion swingably supported to a peripheral portion of a nut member for fastening a guide bar in a chain saw, and a second lever that is engaged with the first lever in a manner slidable in an axial direction. The operation lever can be placed in a receiving portion of the nut member with an axial length thereof shortened, and can be manipulated to rotate the nut member by being gripped on an outer end portion of the second lever in a state in which the operation lever is lifted out from the receiving portion and the axial length is lengthened. Thus, a sufficient fastening force for the guide bar can be obtained, and operability can be improved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: MAKITA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshiaki TAKAYANAGI, Masashi SUGIYAMA
  • Publication number: 20140290074
    Abstract: A portable working machine according to the present invention has a cover member detachably attached to a working machine body, includes a bolt member vertically provided to a working machine body, a detachable cover member having a through-hole and attached to the working machine body by inserting the bolt member through the through hole, a fixing member which is screwed with the bolt member and fixes the cover member to the working machine body, and a holding member which is attached to an outer surface of the cover member while having a predetermined gap space between the holding member and the outer surface of the cover member and holds the fixing member on an outer side of the cover member to prevent drop of the fixing member of which fastening to the bolt member is released.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: MAKITA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshiaki TAKAYANAGI, Masashi SUGIYAMA
  • Publication number: 20140290076
    Abstract: In a chain saw, an operating shaft member axially rotated by a manual operation of a rotating lever is disposed so that an axial direction thereof may be inclined against an attaching surface of a guide bar in which a saw chain is wound around a circumference thereof, a driving bevel gear attached to an end portion of the operating shaft member meshes with a driven bevel gear attached to an end portion of a rotating shaft member, and the rotating shaft member is axially rotated. Thus, the guide bar is moved in a longitudinal direction thereof to adjust tension of the saw chain.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: MAKITA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshiaki TAKAYANAGI, Masashi SUGIYAMA
  • Publication number: 20140251293
    Abstract: A two-stroke engine is provided with a scavenging passage that extends between a scavenging intake that opens into a crankcase and a scavenging port that opens into a cylinder, and an air passage that is connected to an intermediate position of a scavenging passage for introducing air into the scavenging passage. A first check valve that is disposed within a section of a scavenging passage between a scavenging intake and the intermediate position. A second check valve that is disposed within the air passage. The section of the scavenging passage between the intermediate position and the scavenging intake, the air passage, and a mixture gas passage are arranged in a substantially same direction with respect to a longitudinal axis of the cylinder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2014
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: MAKITA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yoshiaki TAKAYANAGI
  • Patent number: 8814327
    Abstract: The power supply includes a transformer for generating a first output voltage by a first secondary winding, and a superimposing voltage by a second secondary winding, and a driver. Furthermore, the circuit includes first and second rectifying and smoothing circuits for respectively rectifying and smoothing the first output voltage and superimposing voltage, and an adder for adding the rectified and smoothed superimposing voltage on the rectified and smoothed first output voltage to output a second output voltage. The first and second output voltages are fed back respectively by DC coupling, the fed-back first and second output voltages are respectively adjusted by first and second feedback factors, and the adjusted feedback components are combined and amplified to be applied to the driver for PWM-control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Takayanagi, Takashi Kasahara