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).

  • Patent number: 8807722
    Abstract: An ink cartridge includes an ink bag including two flexible sheets disposed to face each other, a plug, a case including a first wall portion and a second wall portion arranged in parallel, a third wall portion arranged perpendicularly with respect to the pair of wall portions, and a penetration portion, the case housing the ink bag such that sheet surfaces of the two sheets respectively face the first wall portion and the second wall portion, and a pressing member including a curved portion toward the outside and a sheet having lower flexibility than that of the two sheets, wherein between the ink bag and the first wall portion, the pressing member is elastically deformed and a restoring force occurs by one section of the curved portion contacting with the first wall portion and another section of the curved portion contacting with one of the two sheets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yoshinori Kato
  • Publication number: 20140154185
    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: December 14, 2011
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    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: 20140131424
    Abstract: In a bobbin tool including a first shoulder surface which comes into contact with a front surface of a subject work piece, a second shoulder surface which is disposed so as to face the first shoulder surface and comes into contact with a rear surface of the work piece, and a shaft portion which connects the first shoulder surface and the second shoulder surface to each other with a gap therebetween fixed, the first shoulder surface and the second shoulder surface are provided with a first vortex groove and a second vortex groove which extend toward the front side of a tool rotation direction so as to be opened to the outer peripheral edge as it moves to the outer peripheral side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2014
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshinori KATO, Hiroaki SATO
  • Patent number: 8701969
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a technique for producing a jointed member by subjecting two to-be-jointed members which are contacted each other to friction stir welding. The method for producing a jointed member executes a dwelling step in which a probe is rotated only for a predetermined period at at least one of a probe starting point position which is a position of the probe for forming a joint starting point in the to-be-jointed member and a probe end point position which is a position of the probe for forming a joint end point in the to-be-jointed member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshinori Kato, Kazushige Yamasu
  • Patent number: 8651644
    Abstract: An ink cartridge includes a storage portion, a housing, a movable member, a support portion, and an intermediate member. The storage portion has flexibility and is configured to store ink. The housing that covers the storage portion and at least a central portion of the storage portion is fixed to the housing. The movable member contacts with the storage portion in the housing, and is rotatable in accordance with changes in a position of contact with the storage portion. The support portion is provided in the housing and includes a pair of engagement portions. The pair of engagement portions are disposed at an interval therebetween and rotatably support the movable member. The intermediate member is disposed between the movable member and the storage portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yoshinori Kato
  • Publication number: 20140023986
    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: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2011
    Publication date: January 23, 2014
    Applicant: Showa Yakuhin Kako Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Fumio Tanaka, Mitsuhiro Haraguchi, Mutsumi Shibuya, Renji Hayashi, Yoshinori Kato
  • Publication number: 20130258006
    Abstract: An ink cartridge includes a storage portion, a housing, a movable member, a support portion, and an intermediate member. The storage portion has flexibility and is configured to store ink. The housing that covers the storage portion and at least a central portion of the storage portion is fixed to the housing. The movable member contacts with the storage portion in the housing, and is rotatable in accordance with changes in a position of contact with the storage portion. The support portion is provided in the housing and includes a pair of engagement portions. The pair of engagement portions are disposed at an interval therebetween and rotatably support the movable member. The intermediate member is disposed between the movable member and the storage portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Applicant: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yoshinori Kato
  • Publication number: 20130238601
    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: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2013
    Publication date: September 12, 2013
    Applicant: OK Wave
    Inventors: Kaneto KANEMOTO, Yoshinori Kato
  • Publication number: 20130235128
    Abstract: An ink jet printer may include an ink jet head, a cam member, a cam follower, and a valve operation mechanism. The ink jet head may comprise an ink chamber, an exhaust passage communicating with the ink chamber, and an exhaust valve disposed at the exhaust passage. The cam member may comprise a cam groove and be configured to rotate. The cam groove may comprise first, second and third grooves. The second groove and the third groove may branch from one end of the first groove. The cam follower may be configured to be guided along the cam groove. The valve operation mechanism may be coupled to the cam follower. In a state where the cam follower is present in a predetermined position in the third groove, the valve operation mechanism may make contact with the exhaust valve, and the exhaust valve may be in an opened state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2013
    Publication date: September 12, 2013
    Applicant: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Jun Hatta, Tomohisa Higuchi, Nobuo Hiraki, Yoshinori Kato, Shin Manabe
  • Publication number: 20130185941
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a vehicle body frame of the present invention is a method of manufacturing a vehicle body frame including a roof structure, side structures that face each other, and a floor structure. The method includes a primary joining step of butt-joining only one set of face plates among the inner face plates and outer face plates of the 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, the other 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: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2011
    Publication date: July 25, 2013
    Inventor: Yoshinori Kato
  • Patent number: 8485415
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a panel structure in which a reference position of a first frame in an axial direction is first welded to one face of a face plate, a not-yet-welded position closest to the reference position in the axial direction is second welded to the one face, and welding is performed discontinuously to the one face from the not-yet-welded position closest to the reference position at portions on both sides in the axial direction on the basis of the reference position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshinori Kato, Kazushige Yamasu
  • Patent number: 8465122
    Abstract: A liquid jetting apparatus includes: a liquid jetting head which has a liquid jetting surface being formed with a nozzle to jet a liquid to a recording medium; a wiper which makes contact with the liquid jetting surface to bend and wipes away the liquid adhered to the liquid jetting surface; a movement mechanism which moves the wiper relative to the liquid jetting surface in a wipe direction along the liquid jetting surface; a movement controller which stops the wiper, which has wiped away the liquid adhered to the liquid jetting surface by moving relative to the liquid jetting surface in the wipe direction, at a predetermined stop position; and a separating mechanism which separates the wiper stopped by the movement controller from the liquid jetting surface in a separating direction intersecting the liquid jetting surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2013
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yoshinori Kato
  • Publication number: 20130119115
    Abstract: A friction stir welding device (1) includes a workpiece disposition unit (2) at which workpieces (W) is disposed, a main body section (3) disposed at a surface (W4) of the workpieces (W) disposed at the workpiece disposition unit (2), a tool holding unit (4) formed in the main body section (3) to enable advance and retreat in a direction facing the workpieces (Z), which is a direction approaching and separating from the workpieces (W) disposed at the workpiece disposition unit (2), and configured to hold a tool (100), and a support medium (5) formed to satisfy a predetermined relative positional relationship in the direction facing the workpieces (Z) with respect to a first shoulder surface of the tool (100) attached to the tool holding unit (4) and configured to support the tool holding unit (4) on the surface (W4) of the workpieces (W) disposed at the workpieces disposition unit (2).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2011
    Publication date: May 16, 2013
    Inventors: Yoshinori Kato, Satoshi Furutate, Toshiyuki Kinoshita
  • Publication number: 20130112736
    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. 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 (Ac) 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 (ds) with which the shoulder part of the rotary tool is embedded in the work-pieces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2010
    Publication date: May 9, 2013
    Inventor: Yoshinori Kato
  • Publication number: 20130098526
    Abstract: A friction stirring and joining apparatus includes a tool holder; and pressing means provided ahead in the 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 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: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2012
    Publication date: April 25, 2013
    Inventor: Yoshinori KATO
  • Patent number: 8381797
    Abstract: Skin material of a clad material is composed of one or more layers, each layer of the skin materials is made of a metal different from the core material in their component compositions, and at least one layer of the skin material has a cast microstructure, when the skin material is superposed on either of one or both faces of the core material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignee: Kobe Steel, Ltd.
    Inventors: Masayuki Takada, Yasuhiro Nishioka, Tomohiro Nishimura, Kenji Tokuda, Toshiki Ueda, Makoto Morishita, Takashi Inaba, Akihiro Tsuruno, Yoshinori Kato, Fumihiro Koshigoe, Masaki Tanigawa, Naoki Sakashita, Kenji Harada, Jitsuto Shikata, Masanori Ikeda
  • Publication number: 20130027481
    Abstract: An ink cartridge includes an ink bag including two flexible sheets disposed to face each other, a plug, a case including a first wall portion and a second wall portion arranged in parallel, a third wall portion arranged perpendicularly with respect to the pair of wall portions, and a penetration portion, the case housing the ink bag such that sheet surfaces of the two sheets respectively face the first wall portion and the second wall portion, and a pressing member including a curved portion toward the outside and a sheet having lower flexibility than that of the two sheets, wherein between the ink bag and the first wall portion, the pressing member is elastically deformed and a restoring force occurs by one section of the curved portion contacting with the first wall portion and another section of the curved portion contacting with one of the two sheets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2012
    Publication date: January 31, 2013
    Applicant: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yoshinori Kato
  • Patent number: 8360637
    Abstract: A signal processing device is provided including: an alternating voltage generation section that generates a square shaped alternating voltage from plural direct voltages, and applies the square shaped alternating voltage to a sensor that is either a temperature detection sensor or a humidity detection sensor; a current-voltage conversion section that converts current of an output signal output from the sensor to an analog voltage; a selector section that selects a range of the current convertible by the current-voltage conversion section from one or other of plural current ranges; and a resistance value computation section that computes the resistance value of the sensor, based on the voltage value of the analog voltage converted by the current-voltage conversion section, the range of current convertible by the current-voltage conversion section, and the voltage value of the voltage generated by the alternating voltage generation section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Yoshinori Kato
  • Patent number: D678408
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2013
    Assignee: Brother Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Keiichiro Egami, Yoshinori Kato
  • Patent number: D690765
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: Brother Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Keiichiro Egami, Yoshinori Kato