Patents by Inventor Yoshiharu KATANO

Yoshiharu KATANO 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: 8591372
    Abstract: An output-side swing arm is adapted to be swung about a swing axis thereof when the output-side swing arm is urged by a corresponding part of an input-side swing arm, which is driven by a force transmitted from an input shaft. An adjusting mechanism adjusts an amount of swing of the output-side swing arm by changing a location of a point of action of the input-side swing arm relative to the output-side swing arm in a radial direction of the swing axis of the input-side swing arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: Denso Corporation
    Inventors: Shuzo Oda, Takashi Kaneko, Yoshiharu Katano, Takuji Harada, Kazuki Iwaya
  • Patent number: 8469170
    Abstract: When a pulley and an armature are coupled with each other, first and second permanent magnets place the movable member at a location where a magnetic resistance of an attracting magnetic circuit, which generates an attracting magnetic force to couple between the pulley and the armature, is reduced. In contrast, when the pulley and the armature are decoupled from each other, the movable member is placed at a location where the magnetic resistance of the attracting magnetic circuit is increased, and a magnetic resistance of a non-attracting magnetic circuit is reduced. Thereby, a coupled state or a decoupled state of the pulley and the armature can be maintained without an erroneous operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2013
    Assignees: DENSO CORPORATION, Nippon Soken, Inc.
    Inventors: Yoshiharu Katano, Yousuke Yamagami, Motohiko Ueda, Yuichiro Okuda, Yasuhiro Takeuchi, Haruo Kamiya
  • Publication number: 20120093664
    Abstract: A continuously variable transmission apparatus includes an input shaft, an output shaft, a continuously variable transmission mechanism, a differential gear mechanism and a bypass shaft. The continuously variable transmission mechanism is placed between the input shaft and the output shaft and is adapted to conduct rotation of the input shaft to the differential gear mechanism after changing a speed of the rotation. The bypass shaft is placed coaxially with the input shaft and the output shaft and is adapted to conduct the rotation of the input shaft to the differential gear mechanism while bypassing the continuously variable transmission mechanism. The differential gear mechanism is adapted to conduct the rotation from the continuously variable transmission mechanism and the bypass shaft to the output shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2011
    Publication date: April 19, 2012
    Applicant: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shuzo Oda, Takashi Kaneko, Yoshiharu Katano, Takuji Harada, Kazuki Iwaya
  • Publication number: 20110252819
    Abstract: An output-side swing arm is adapted to be swung about a swing axis thereof when the output-side swing arm is urged by a corresponding part of an input-side swing arm, which is driven by a force transmitted from an input shaft. An adjusting mechanism adjusts an amount of swing of the output-side swing arm by changing a location of a point of action of the input-side swing arm relative to the output-side swing arm in a radial direction of the swing axis of the input-side swing arm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2011
    Publication date: October 20, 2011
    Applicant: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shuzo Oda, Takashi Kaneko, Yoshiharu Katano, Takuji Harada, Kazuki Iwaya
  • Publication number: 20110083935
    Abstract: When a pulley and an armature are coupled with each other, first and second permanent magnets place the movable member at a location where a magnetic resistance of an attracting magnetic circuit, which generates an attracting magnetic force to couple between the pulley and the armature, is reduced. In contrast, when the pulley and the armature are decoupled from each other, the movable member is placed at a location where the magnetic resistance of the attracting magnetic circuit is increased, and a magnetic resistance of a non-attracting magnetic circuit is reduced. Thereby, a coupled state or a decoupled state of the pulley and the armature can be maintained without an erroneous operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2010
    Publication date: April 14, 2011
    Applicants: DENSO CORPORATION, NIPPON SOKEN, INC.
    Inventors: Yoshiharu KATANO, Yousuke Yamagami, Motohiko Ueda, Yuichiro Okuda, Yasuhiro Takeuchi, Haruo Kamiya