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Akira Kimura, Nobuo Kitao, Hiroshi Yasuda, Kiyoshi Isozaki, Hiroshi Nishimura, Yoshimasa Shimomura: Flexible supporting sheath for cables and the like. Tsubakimoto Chain Co, Howson and Howson, March 30, 1993: US05197767 (101 worldwide citation)

A universally articulable supporting sheath comprises an interconnected series of links, each having a convex spherical surface at one end, and a concave spherical surface at its opposite end. The concave and convex surfaces mate with one another to form the sheath. Special links having branch openi ...


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Akira Kimura, Nobuo Kitao, Hiroshi Yasuda, Yoshimasa Shimomura, Kiyoshi Isozaki, Hiroshi Nishimura: Flexible supporting sheath for cables and the like. Tsubakimoto Chain Co, Howson & Howson, September 10, 1991: US05046764 (98 worldwide citation)

A universally articulable supporting sheath comprises an interconnected series of links, each having a convex spherical surface at one end, and a concave spherical surface at its opposite end. The concave and convex surfaces mate with one another to form the sheath. Special links having branch openi ...


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Akira Kimura, Nobuo Kitao, Hiroshi Yasuda, Kiyoshi Isozaki, Hiroshi Nishimura, Yoshimasa Shimomura: Flexible supporting sheath for cables and the like. Tsubakimoto Chain Co, Howson & Howson, June 1, 1993: US05215338 (69 worldwide citation)

A universally articulable supporting sheath comprises an interconnected series of links, each having a convex spherical surface at one end, and a concave spherical surface at its opposite end. The concave and convex surfaces mate with one another to form the sheath. Special links having branch openi ...


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Akira Ohyama: Over-load and light-load protection for electric machinery. Tsubakimoto Chain Co, Steele Gould & Fried, September 10, 1985: US04541029 (64 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for protecting machinery driven by electric motors from operating during over-load and light-load conditions, comprising: a current transformer operatively associated with an electrical supply line for the induction motor; a current-voltage transforming circuit for generating a control ...


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Satoshi Morishima, Takaki Tsuruzono: Linear actuator with anti-reverse-rotation mechanism. Tsubakimoto Chain Co, Henry H Skillman, Dann Dorfman Herrell and Skillman, June 5, 2001: US06240797 (57 worldwide citation)

A linear actuator includes two axially opposed bearings with built-in one-way clutch assembled in a housing member with respective outer races secured to the housing member such that respective directions in which inner races of the bearings are locked against rotation are opposed to each other, a b ...


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Kenzo Yamamoto: Method and apparatus for controlling travel of an automatic guided vehicle. Tsubakimoto Chain Co, Darby & Darby, June 3, 1986: US04593239 (48 worldwide citation)

An automatic guided vehicle detects marks located on a plurality of points along a route it travels using at least three sensors, selects the number of marks detected from each individual sensor as a reference value in accordance with the logic of majority, and stops when the reference value agrees ...


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Hideaki Minami: Managing method of a run of moving objects. Tsubakimoto Chain Co, Darby & Darby, August 6, 1991: US05038290 (46 worldwide citation)

A managing method of a run of a moving object of the present invention commonly utilizes a first scheduling using a simulation for finding a shortest time for selecting the moving object and running route corresponding to the moving demand, and a second scheduling in which a deadlock attributable to ...


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Kenzo Yamamoto: Method and apparatus for controlling travel of an automatic guided vehicle. Tsubakimoto Chain Co, Darby & Darby, June 3, 1986: US04593238 (45 worldwide citation)

An automatic guided vehicle travels for a predetermined distance by detecting the distance covered, and thereafter stops when the mark located at the desired stopping point is detected by at least one sensor. Obstacles on the route, and cumulative error therefore have very little influence on the ve ...


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Jun Ohshimo: Method and apparatus of detecting a position of a movable body. Tsubakimoto Chain Co, Darby & Darby, June 19, 2001: US06249743 (44 worldwide citation)

The position of a movable body is detected by emitting a laser light in all the directions around a truck as the movable body by means of an optical unit including a laser oscillator and a CCD camera, receiving the laser light reflected by reflectors disposed at a plurality of positions in a moving ...


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Masahiro Sato, Atsushi Kumakura: Chain guide having improved arm-shoe attachment feature. Tsubakimoto Chain Co, Howson & Howson, June 7, 1994: US05318482 (43 worldwide citation)

A chain guide for automobile camshaft drive chains and the like comprises a lever arm having a mounting hole for receiving a pivot shaft, and a synthetic resin chain-engaging shoe having a pair of tongues, which embrace the arm on both sides, and which have holes aligned with the mounting hole of th ...