Patents by Inventor Yoshinori Kato

Yoshinori Kato 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).

  • Publication number: 20170248930
    Abstract: A first storage unit stores a main component table holding design information of products. A second storage unit stores a sub-component table holding the design information of the products and an update deadline of the design information for each predetermined unit constituted by products manufactured on the basis of the same design information. A first determination unit determines whether or not the main component table has been changed. A second determination unit determines whether or not a present date is before the update deadline. The second determination unit reflects contents of the change performed on the main component table on the sub-component table in a case where the main component table has been changed and the present date is before the update deadline.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2015
    Publication date: August 31, 2017
    Inventors: Hiroki KURAHASHI, Masaki KASAHARA, Yoshinori KATO
  • Publication number: 20170210126
    Abstract: When a processor of a print device determines that an elapsed time since a circulation operation of a liquid is not less than a fixed time and does not determine that the elapsed time is not less than a first time, the processor performs a first circulation operation that circulates the liquid in a state in which a supply flow path and a circulation flow path are not open to the atmosphere. When the processor determines that the elapsed time is not less than the fixed time, is not less than the first time, and is less than a second time, the processor performs a second circulation operation that agitates the liquid more than the first circulation operation does. Therefore, the print device is able to agitate the liquid in accordance with the time that has elapsed since the circulation operation was last performed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2017
    Publication date: July 27, 2017
    Inventor: Yoshinori Kato
  • Publication number: 20170107393
    Abstract: The invention provides: a metallic coating composition and a method for forming the coating film. The metallic coating composition includes: a binder component containing a phosphate group-containing acrylic resin (A), a polyisocyanate compound (B), and a cellulose resin (C); and a vapor-deposition aluminum pigment (D), wherein the vapor-deposition aluminum pigment (D) is present in an amount of 10 to 95 parts by mass per 100 parts by mass of the total solids content of the binder component, and wherein the phosphate group-containing acrylic resin (A) is a copolymer resin of a monomer mixture consisting of 3 to 48 mass % of a phosphate group-containing polymerizable unsaturated monomer (a1), 6 to 45 mass % of a hydroxy-containing polymerizable unsaturated monomer (a2), and 10 to 91 mass % of other polymerizable unsaturated monomer (a3), based on the total amount of all of the monomers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2016
    Publication date: April 20, 2017
    Applicant: KANSAI PAINT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ryusuke SHINKE, Yoshinori KATO
  • Patent number: 9604306
    Abstract: A friction-stir welding tool includes a front shoulder; a rear shoulder in contact with plate materials; and a probe penetrating the plate materials between the front and rear shoulders, the probe connecting the front shoulder and the rear shoulder to each other. The probe has a first screw part provided on at least one axial end section, and at least one of the front shoulder and the rear shoulder has a second screw part in threaded engagement with the first screw part, the threaded engagement changing so that the rear shoulder and the front shoulder approach each other along the axial direction as the front shoulder and the rear shoulder rotate relative to each other, and the threaded engagement with the first screw part linking at least one of the rear shoulder and the front shoulder with the probe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventor: Yoshinori Kato
  • Patent number: 9457580
    Abstract: A print device includes a mount portion, a lead-out needle, a head, liquid passages, a branch portion, and first resistance portions. The lead-out needle is provided on the mount portion and connected to a storage portion such that the liquid can be led out from the storage portion when the storage portion is mounted on the mount portion. The head has ejection areas capable of ejecting the liquid. Each of the liquid passages is connected to a corresponding one of the ejection areas and feeds the liquid from the storage portion. The branch portion causes the liquid led out from the lead-out needle to branch into each of the liquid passages. Each of the first resistance portions located between the branch portion and the head is provided corresponding to one of the liquid passages and generates a larger flow resistance than the lead-out needle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yoshinori Kato
  • Publication number: 20160243838
    Abstract: A print device includes a mount portion, a lead-out needle, a head, liquid passages, a branch portion, and first resistance portions. The lead-out needle is provided on the mount portion and connected to a storage portion such that the liquid can be led out from the storage portion when the storage portion is mounted on the mount portion. The head has ejection areas capable of ejecting the liquid. Each of the liquid passages is connected to a corresponding one of the ejection areas and feeds the liquid from the storage portion. The branch portion causes the liquid led out from the lead-out needle to branch into each of the liquid passages. Each of the first resistance portions located between the branch portion and the head is provided corresponding to one of the liquid passages and generates a larger flow resistance than the lead-out needle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2016
    Publication date: August 25, 2016
    Inventor: Yoshinori Kato
  • Patent number: 9408969
    Abstract: Provided is an anesthetic solution-filled cartridge-type electric dental syringe, wherein the plunger has been shortened but the plunger can nevertheless be extended to the distance necessary to evacuate the anesthetic solution from the cartridge. The syringe comprises: an extension tube into which a plunger is movably inserted, the extension tube being movably disposed in the through hole of a support block and having racks formed in the side surface thereof that are coordinated with the racks of the plunger; and a means for the plunger to draw the extension tube to engage the racks of the extension tube with a pinion when the plunger reaches the middle of the distance corresponding to the anesthetic solution accommodation length of the cartridge. By the engagement of the racks of the extension tube with the pinion, the plunger moves together with the extension tube for the remainder of the distance corresponding to the anesthetic solution accommodation length of the cartridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: Showa Yakuhin Kako Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Fumio Tanaka, Mitsuhiro Haraguchi, Yoshihiko Kawasaki, Mutsumi Shibuya, Renji Hayashi, Yoshinori Kato, Akiko Kawasaki
  • Publication number: 20160221116
    Abstract: In a friction stir welding method, a pair of plate materials is arranged opposing one another such that the ends thereof are butted together, after which friction stir welding is performed. A first shoulder is arranged at one surface of the pair of plate materials and a second shoulder is arranged at the other surface of the plate materials to sandwich therebetween a joint to be formed by friction stirring of the end parts of the plate materials, and the first shoulder and the second shoulder are rotated, thereby friction stirring the joint of the pair of plate materials. As the joint is friction stirred, the first shoulder and the second shoulder are moved from the other surface toward the one surface of the plate materials, thereby forming at the joint a protruding part protruding from the one surface of the plate materials as the friction stir welding is performed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2014
    Publication date: August 4, 2016
    Inventor: Yoshinori KATO
  • Patent number: 9393640
    Abstract: The welded material manufacturing method includes preparing a welding jig, disposed to straddle a line extended from the abutment line of the abutting parts of two plates and supporting an end tab, and in which a groove and an open section are formed; disposing the plates to abut against each other; disposing the welding jig on an end of the abutment line; setting an end tab on the welding jig and positioning the end tab with respect to the plates; disposing the first shoulder and a probe connected to the first shoulder on the groove side of the extension line; disposing a second shoulder in a position corresponding to the first shoulder and the probe; connecting the second shoulder to the probe to interpose the end tab between the first shoulder and the second shoulder; and executing the friction stir welding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventor: Yoshinori Kato
  • Patent number: 9367591
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a client system and a server for searching, through the Internet, useful information that matches more closely a user's intention. The system is used for searching questions or answers posted by members in a Q&A (question and answers) site which is used by users who are registered as members. The members are then classified into multiple types based on a database, in which posted questions and answers were separated, and attribute information of members. For each question and answer, the tendency of the type who often supports the contents is stored. In this way, a question or answer is searched based on not only a search keyword but also on a type of searcher.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: OK Wave
    Inventors: Kaneto Kanemoto, Yoshinori Kato
  • Patent number: 9327736
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a vehicle body frame including a roof structure, side structures that face each other, and a floor structure is provided. The method includes a primary joining step of butt-joining only a first set of face plates among inner face plates and outer face plates of a plurality of panel boards that form the side structures, and manufacturing intermediate bodies of the side structures; a structure joining step of joining the roof structure, the floor structure, and the intermediate bodies; and a secondary joining step of joining, after the structure joining step, a second set of face plates among the inner face plates and the outer face plates of the plurality of panel boards that form the intermediate bodies to complete the side structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventor: Yoshinori Kato
  • Publication number: 20160095945
    Abstract: A method for magnetic resonance (MR) imaging or spectroscopy on a MR scanner to detect tissue physiological parameters in one or more tissue areas in a human or non-human subject includes administering to the subject a contrast enhancing physiologically tolerable amount of a sugar that is non-labeled, subjecting the subject to an MR procedure capable of generating MR signals encoding at least one tissue area in the subject in which the sugar either passes or is taken up, detecting a temporal variation in the MR signals in the at least one tissue area after the administering the sugar, determining at least one tissue-related parameter from the temporal variation, and ascertaining whether the at least one tissue-related parameter is abnormal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2015
    Publication date: April 7, 2016
    Applicant: The Johns Hopkins University
    Inventors: Peter C. Van Zijl, Dmitri Artemov, Kannie Wai Yan Chan, Yoshinori Kato, Michael T. McMahon, Guanshu Liu
  • Publication number: 20160059345
    Abstract: A friction-stir welding tool includes a front shoulder; a rear shoulder in contact with plate materials; and a probe penetrating the plate materials between the front and rear shoulders, the probe connecting the front shoulder and the rear shoulder to each other. The probe has a first screw part provided on at least one axial end section, and at least one of the front shoulder and the rear shoulder has a second screw part in threaded engagement with the first screw part, the threaded engagement changing so that the rear shoulder and the front shoulder approach each other along the axial direction as the front shoulder and the rear shoulder rotate relative to each other, and the threaded engagement with the first screw part linking at least one of the rear shoulder and the front shoulder with the probe.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2013
    Publication date: March 3, 2016
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
    Inventor: Yoshinori KATO
  • Patent number: 9180211
    Abstract: A method for magnetic resonance (MR) imaging or spectroscopy on a MR scanner to detect tissue physiological parameters in one or more tissue areas in a human or non-human subject includes administering to the subject a contrast enhancing physiologically tolerable amount of a sugar that is non-labeled, subjecting the subject to an MR procedure capable of generating MR signals encoding at least one tissue area in the subject in which the sugar either passes or is taken up, detecting a temporal variation in the MR signals in the at least one tissue area after the administering the sugar, determining at least one tissue-related parameter from the temporal variation, and ascertaining whether the at least one tissue-related parameter is abnormal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: The Johns Hopkins University
    Inventors: Peter C. Van Zijl, Dmitri Artemov, Kannie Wai Yan Chan, Yoshinori Kato, Michael T. McMahon, Guanshu Liu
  • Publication number: 20150273623
    Abstract: The welded material manufacturing method includes preparing a welding jig, disposed to straddle a line extended from the abutment line of the abutting parts of two plates and supporting an end tab, and in which a groove and an open section are formed; disposing the plates to abut against each other; disposing the welding jig on an end of the abutment line; setting an end tab on the welding jig and positioning the end tab with respect to the plates; disposing the first shoulder and a probe connected to the first shoulder on the groove side of the extension line; disposing a second shoulder in a position corresponding to the first shoulder and the probe; connecting the second shoulder to the probe to interpose the end tab between the first shoulder and the second shoulder; and executing the friction stir welding.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2012
    Publication date: October 1, 2015
    Inventor: Yoshinori Kato
  • Patent number: 9079270
    Abstract: A friction stirring and joining apparatus includes a tool holder; and pressing means provided ahead in a direction of joining by a tool held by the tool holder for pressing a junction surface of a workpiece. The pressing means includes a load imparting section that imparts a load toward the workpiece; a first abutting portion that is provided between the load imparting section and the tool held by the tool holder and abuts on the junction surface in the workpiece; a second abutting portion that is provided opposite the first abutting portion with respect to the load imparting section and abuts on the junction surface of the workpiece; and a supporting portion that is attached to the load imparting section and supports the first abutting portion and the second abutting portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventor: Yoshinori Kato
  • Patent number: 9073148
    Abstract: A member support of a friction stir spot welding device has a backing piece having a bearing surface that contacts work-pieces, and a supporting body that supports the backing piece such that the backing piece tilts with the tilting of the work-pieces, which is in contact with the bearing surface. In the backing piece, the amount of change in the position of the bearing surface on the extension line of the central axis of rotation between a state in which the bearing surface is in a reference state perpendicular to the central axis of rotation of a rotary tool and a state in which the bearing surface tilts in response to the tilting of the work-pieces, is less than or equal to a predetermined embedding amount with which the shoulder part of the rotary tool is embedded in the work-pieces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventor: Yoshinori Kato
  • Patent number: 8974036
    Abstract: There is provided an ink discharge apparatus including a discharge head provided with a nozzle surface having a first nozzle which is formed in the nozzle surface and via which a liquid droplet of a first ink is discharged and a second nozzle which is formed in the nozzle surface and via which a liquid droplet of a second ink, having a color deeper than a color of the first ink, is discharged; a maintenance device which performs maintenance of the discharge head; and an apparatus body in which the maintenance device is arranged. The maintenance device includes a suction cap which is arranged with respect to the apparatus body, with a predetermined clearance, so the suction cap is rockable three-dimensionally; and an urging mechanism which urges a corner portion of the suction cap in a direction orthogonal to the nozzle surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yoshinori Kato
  • Patent number: 8840585
    Abstract: A motorized syringe for use with two types of dental anesthetic solution-filled cartridges, having a plunger plug in the 1.8 ml cartridge pushed by a push rod by a length required to push a plunger plug in the 1.0 ml cartridge. The syringe includes a cartridge holder for use with 1.0 ml and 1.8 ml cartridges, the push rod having a 1.0 ml position and a 1.8 ml position drawn back from the 1.0 ml position so that push rod movement can end at a common terminal position for both, a sleeve adapted to receive the push rod rear end when pushed back from the common terminal position, and to be not interfered with by the push rod's rear end when it is in the 1.0 ml position, the sleeve being pushed rearward with the push rod's rear end when pushed back to the 1.8 ml position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Showa Yakuhin Kako Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Fumio Tanaka, Mitsuhiro Haraguchi, Mutsumi Shibuya, Renji Hayashi, Yoshinori Kato, Akiko Kawasaki
  • Patent number: 8814026
    Abstract: A friction stir welding includes a main body for holding a tool and a hot air and cool air separating unit. The separating unit is disposed at the main body and separates a supplied gas into hot air hotter than the gas and cool air cooler than the gas in a tube portion and ejects the cool air from a first end of the tube portion and ejects hot air from a second end of the tube portion. The hot air is supplied to a front side of a movement direction of the tool in the surface of the work piece from a tool side of the friction stir welding apparatus and the cool air is supplied to a rear side of the movement direction of the tool in the surface of the work piece from the tool side of the friction stir welding apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
    Inventor: Yoshinori Kato