Patents by Inventor Yukio Iwasaki

Yukio Iwasaki 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: 20070152774
    Abstract: A plurality of surface acoustic wave resonators (15through 20) including a comb electrode and a grating reflector are coupled on piezoelectric substrate (12). Dielectric film (14) is formed on the surface of at least one surface acoustic wave resonator, of surface acoustic wave resonators (15 through 20). No dielectric film (14) is formed on the surface of at least another surface acoustic wave resonator. Thus, an SAW filter where the insertion loss into a band is small, the steepness is sufficient, and the band is wide can be obtained.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2005
    Publication date: July 5, 2007
    Inventors: Hidekazu Nakanishi, Takayama Ryoichi, Yukio Iwasaki, Hiroyuki Nakamura
  • Patent number: 7187292
    Abstract: A system that directly monitors a physical condition of a driver. The system includes a portable device carried by the driver. The portable device includes a perspiration sensor, for detecting biological information serving as an index representing the physical condition of the driver, and a transmitter circuit, for generating a transmission signal including the biological information detected by the perspiration sensor. The monitoring device, which is installed in the vehicle, includes a receiver circuit for receiving the transmission signal from the portable device. A microcomputer and a display inform the driver of his or her physical condition based on the transmission signal received by the receiver circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2007
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Tokai Rika Denki Seisakusho
    Inventors: Masaki Hayashi, Yukio Iwasaki
  • Patent number: 7156772
    Abstract: A switch device that improves reliability in starting an engine is provided. The switch device includes a push button, a magnetic sensor, and a power supply ECU. The push button is pressed by a driver to start the engine. The magnetic sensor detects that the push button has been pressed, in a non-contact manner. The power supply ECU is connected to the magnetic sensor and supplies power to the magnetic sensor to enable the magnetic sensor to detect that the push button has been pressed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2007
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Tokai Rika Denki Seisakusho
    Inventors: Kiyokazu Ohtaki, Yukio Iwasaki, Tomoyuki Funayama, Koji Iwamoto
  • Publication number: 20060158800
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an electronic part, and its object is to improve temperature characteristics and electrical properties. In order to attain the object, the electronic part according to the present invention includes a substrate (1), a comb-type electrode (2) that is disposed on the upper surface of the substrate (1), and a protective film (4) that covers the comb-type electrode (2) and has an uneven shape at its top surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 24, 2003
    Publication date: July 20, 2006
    Inventors: Ryouichi Takayama, Hidekazu Nakanishi, Takashi Inoue, Tetsuo Kawasaki, Kouji Hasegawa, Yukio Iwasaki
  • Publication number: 20050012625
    Abstract: A system that directly monitors a physical condition of a driver. The system includes a portable device carried by the driver. The portable device includes a perspiration sensor, for detecting biological information serving as an index representing the physical condition of the driver, and a transmitter circuit, for generating a transmission signal including the biological information detected by the perspiration sensor. The monitoring device, which is installed in the vehicle, includes a receiver circuit for receiving the transmission signal from the portable device. A microcomputer and a display inform the driver of his or her physical condition based on the transmission signal received by the receiver circuit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2004
    Publication date: January 20, 2005
    Inventors: Masaki Hayashi, Yukio Iwasaki
  • Publication number: 20040212252
    Abstract: A switch device that improves reliability in starting an engine is provided. The switch device includes a push button, a magnetic sensor, and a power supply ECU. The push button is pressed by a driver to start the engine. The magnetic sensor detects that the push button has been pressed, in a non-contact manner. The power supply ECU is connected to the magnetic sensor and supplies power to the magnetic sensor to enable the magnetic sensor to detect that the push button has been pressed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2004
    Publication date: October 28, 2004
    Inventors: Kiyokazu Ohtaki, Yukio Iwasaki, Tomoyuki Funayama, Koji Iwamoto
  • Patent number: 6649463
    Abstract: A regulating resistor network includes a plurality of resistors connected in parallel to each other. Each of these resistors is cuttable by being irradiated with light, and a resistance value of the regulating resistor network is adjustable by cutting at least one of the resistors off.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2003
    Assignee: Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yukio Iwasaki, Hidetoshi Furukawa, Tsuyoshi Tanaka, Daisuke Ueda
  • Patent number: 6537315
    Abstract: An artificial heart has a driving section, a nozzle section, a pump section for insertion into a ventricle of a human heart, and a sealing section forming a seal for a driving shaft extending from the driving section for driving the pump section. A sealing liquid chamber filled with a sealing liquid is formed around the driving shaft between the sealing mechanism and the driving section. The sealing liquid in the sealing liquid chamber maintains the sealing mechanism in a liquid-tight state and lubricates the sealing mechanism, whereby blood is prevented from entering the driving section. Even if blood happens to enter the driving section, the blood is mixed with the sealing liquid and does not coagulate. Thus, the operation of the artificial heart is not suppressed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2003
    Assignees: Sun Medical Technology Research Corporation, NOK Corporation, Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Kenji Yamazaki, Toshio Mori, Haruo Iiyama, Shunichi Yamazaki, Nobutaka Ito, Osami Miyao, Masanori Hori, Yukio Iwasaki, Hitoshi Adachi, Kouji Higuchi
  • Patent number: 6387125
    Abstract: An artificial heart has a driving section, a nozzle section, a pump section for insertion into a ventricle of a human heart, and a sealing section forming a seal for a driving shaft extending from the driving section for driving the pump section. A sealing liquid chamber filled with a sealing liquid is formed around the driving shaft between the sealing mechanism and the driving section. The sealing liquid in the sealing liquid chamber maintains the sealing mechanism in a liquid-tight state and lubricates the sealing mechanism, whereby blood is prevented from entering the driving section. Even if blood happens to enter the driving section, the blood is mixed with the sealing liquid and does not coagulate. Thus, the operation of the artificial heart is not suppressed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2002
    Assignees: Sun Medical Technology Research Corporation, NOK Corporation, Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Kenji Yamazaki, Toshio Mori, Haruo Iiyama, Shunichi Yamazaki, Nobutaka Ito, Osami Miyao, Masanori Hori, Yukio Iwasaki, Hitoshi Adachi, Kouji Higuchi
  • Patent number: 6346120
    Abstract: An artificial heart has a driving section, a nozzle section, a pump section for insertion into a ventricle of a human heart, and a sealing section forming a seal for a driving shaft extending from the driving section for driving the pump section. A sealing liquid chamber filled with a sealing liquid is formed around the driving shaft between the sealing mechanism and the driving section. The sealing liquid in the sealing liquid chamber maintains the sealing mechanism in a liquid-tight state and lubricates the sealing mechanism, whereby blood is prevented from entering the driving section. Even if blood happens to enter the driving section, the blood is mixed with the sealing liquid and does not coagulate. Thus, the operation of the artificial heart is not suppressed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 1999
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2002
    Assignees: Sun Medical Technology Research Corporation, NOK Corporation, Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Kenji Yamazaki, Toshio Mori, Haruo Iiyama, Shunichi Yamazaki, Nobutaka Ito, Osami Miyao, Masanori Hori, Yukio Iwasaki, Hitoshi Adachi, Kouji Higuchi
  • Patent number: 6336939
    Abstract: An artificial heart has a driving section, a nozzle section, a pump section for insertion into a ventricle of a human heart, and a sealing section forming a seal for a driving shaft extending from the driving section for driving the pump section. A sealing liquid chamber filled with a sealing liquid is formed around the driving shaft between the sealing mechanism and the driving section. The sealing liquid in the sealing liquid chamber maintains the sealing mechanism in a liquid-tight state and lubricates the sealing mechanism, whereby blood is prevented from entering the driving section. Even if blood happens to enter the driving section, the blood is mixed with the sealing liquid and does not coagulate. Thus, the operation of the artificial heart is not suppressed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 1999
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2002
    Assignees: Sun Medical Technology Research Corporation, NOK Corporation, Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Kenji Yamazaki, Toshio Mori, Haruo Iiyama, Shunichi Yamazaki, Nobutaka Ito, Osami Miyao, Masanori Hori, Yukio Iwasaki, Hitoshi Adachi, Kouji Higuchi
  • Publication number: 20010041934
    Abstract: An artificial heart has a driving section, a nozzle section, a pump section for insertion into a ventricle of a human heart, and a sealing section forming a seal for a driving shaft extending from the driving section for driving the pump section. A sealing liquid chamber filled with a sealing liquid is formed around the driving shaft between the sealing mechanism and the driving section. The sealing liquid in the sealing liquid chamber maintains the sealing mechanism in a liquid-tight state and lubricates the sealing mechanism, whereby blood is prevented from entering the driving section. Even if blood happens to enter the driving section, the blood is mixed with the sealing liquid and does not coagulate. Thus, the operation of the artificial heart is not suppressed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2001
    Publication date: November 15, 2001
    Applicant: Sun Medical Technology Research Corporation; NOK Corporation; Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Kenji Yamazaki, Toshio Mori, Haruo Iiyama, Shunichi Yamazaki, Nobutaka Ito, Osami Miyao, Masanori Hori, Yukio Iwasaki, Hitoshi Adachi, Kouji Higuchi
  • Patent number: 6302910
    Abstract: An artificial heart has a driving section, a nozzle section, a pump section for insertion into a ventricle of a human heart, and a sealing section forming a seal for a driving shaft extending from the driving section for driving the pump section. A sealing liquid chamber filled with a sealing liquid is formed around the driving shaft between the sealing mechanism and the driving section. The sealing liquid in the sealing liquid chamber maintains the sealing mechanism in a liquid-tight state and lubricates the sealing mechanism, whereby blood is prevented from entering the driving section. Even if blood happens to enter the driving section, the blood is mixed with the sealing liquid and does not coagulate. Thus, the operation of the artificial heart is not suppressed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2001
    Assignees: Sun Medical Technology Research Corporation, NOK Corporation, Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Kenji Yamazaki, Toshio Mori, Haruo Iiyama, Shunichi Yamazaki, Nobutaka Ito, Osami Miyao, Masanori Hori, Yukio Iwasaki, Hitoshi Adachi, Kouji Higuchi
  • Publication number: 20010001493
    Abstract: A regulating resistor network includes a plurality of resistors connected in parallel to each other. Each of these resistors is cuttable by being irradiated with light, and a resistance value of the regulating resistor network is adjustable by cutting at least one of the resistors off.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2001
    Publication date: May 24, 2001
    Inventors: Yukio Iwasaki, Hidetoshi Furukawa, Tsuyoshi Tanaka, Daisuke Ueda
  • Patent number: 6201288
    Abstract: A regulating resistor network includes a plurality of resistors connected in parallel to each other. Each of these resistors is cuttable by being irradiated with light, and a resistance value of the regulating resistor network is adjustable by cutting at least one of the resistors off.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2001
    Assignee: Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yukio Iwasaki, Hidetoshi Furukawa, Tsuyoshi Tanaka, Daisuke Ueda
  • Patent number: 6072403
    Abstract: A door unlocking device for a vehicle includes transmit/receive device activated to send an operation signal to a portable transceiver and receives an identification code from the transceiver, the transmit/receive device unlocking a door locking mechanism when the identification code matches a preset registration code, a starter switch activating the transmit/receive device when a door knob of an exterior door handle is pressed toward a vehicle body through first door handle actuation, and the door knob actuated to a first operation position and unlock unit unlocking the door locking mechanism when the door knob of the exterior door handle is actuated to a second operation position as a result of second door handle actuation subsequent to the first door handle actuation in the direction opposite to the direction of the first door handle actuation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 1997
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2000
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Tokai Rika Denki Seisakusho
    Inventors: Yukio Iwasaki, Toru Maeda, Yoshio Nakano, Hiromitsu Mizuno, Hirofumi Okada
  • Patent number: 5663620
    Abstract: An apparatus for controlling driving of a power window system having a motor drive current detection device for detecting a current flowing through the motor when the door glass is raised by the motor, a current variation calculation device for calculating a variation amount of the current detected by the motor drive current detection device, and a drive control device for stopping or reversing the motor when the variation-amount of the current exceeds a predetermined value and the gradient of the variation amount of the current is positive when the variation of the current starts. The apparatus can quickly and accurately judge whether an abnormal current is caused by noises or the squeeze of an alien substance, thereby eliminating unnecessary operations of the motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 1996
    Date of Patent: September 2, 1997
    Assignee: Tokai-Rika-Denki Seishkusho Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hiromitsu Mizuno, Shuichi Kawase, Yukio Iwasaki
  • Patent number: 5596234
    Abstract: A method of disposing an antenna of a remote control device for a vehicle in which an antenna is disposed so that a direction in which efficiency of the antenna becomes a predetermined value or more and an opposing direction of a pair of conductors, among a plurality of conductors existing at a periphery of a region at which the antenna is disposed, whose opposing distance with the antenna therebetween is smallest, substantially correspond. Benefits of the antenna improve without a deterioration in vehicle appearance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 1995
    Date of Patent: January 21, 1997
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Tokai-Rika-Denki-Seisakusho
    Inventors: Fumio Umeda, Takahisa Noda, Yuji Shibagaki, Yukio Iwasaki, Yoshio Nakano
  • Patent number: 5521473
    Abstract: In an apparatus for driving and controlling a power window according to the present invention, a blanking period is provided to stop the comparison between a variation amount of motor current and a threshold value, during a predetermined period of time T after the drive of the motor has been started. The catching of a foreign object is detected based on the motor current value in the latter half Tm of the blanking period, and is detected based on the variation amount of the motor current after the blanking period. Erroneous operation due to noise at the beginning of the drive of the motor is prevented, and the catching of a foreign object is reliably detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 1995
    Date of Patent: May 28, 1996
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Tokai-Rika-Denki-Seisakusho
    Inventors: Hiromitsu Mizuno, Shuichi Kawase, Yukio Iwasaki
  • Patent number: 4846013
    Abstract: A torque takeout mechanism for a rotary electronic part, such as a potentiometer, comprises a first rotor capable of rotating with the rotating shaft of the electronic part, a second rotor engaging with the first rotor, a flat plate disposed between the first and second rotors, a spring member resiliently sandwiched between the first rotor and the flat plate, and an O-ring made from rubber and resiliently sandwiched between the second rotor and the flat plate. The flat plate is held to the body of the electronic part so as not to be rotatable with the rotating shaft, but the plate is movable lonitudinally of the rotating shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 1988
    Date of Patent: July 11, 1989
    Assignee: Alps Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yukio Iwasaki