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Patent
Shimano Inc. | Date: 2015-02-12

A brake plate assembly in a drag mechanism of a fishing reel includes a first brake plate and a second brake plate. The first brake plate has a first bonding surface. The second brake plate has a second bonding surface bonded to the first bonding surface, and has greater wear resistance than that of the first brake plate.


Patent
Shimano Inc. | Date: 2015-03-16

A clutch pawl includes a synthetic resin body member and a metallic reinforcing member. The synthetic resin body member is pivotally mounted to a clutch cam. The metallic reinforcing member integrally pivots with the body member and reinforces the body member. The toggle spring member divides and biases the clutch pawl to the engaged position and the separated position.


Patent
Shimano Inc. | Date: 2015-05-22

A bicycle operating apparatus is provided with a base member, a ratchet, a pawl member and an operating member. The ratchet is rotatably disposed around a ratchet axis, and biased in a first direction about the ratchet axis. The operating member moves the pawl member from a first position to a second position. The pawl member has a pawl portion and first and second support portions. The pawl portion engages with the ratchet teeth while the pawl member is in the second position to regulate rotation of the ratchet in the first direction. The first support portion pivotally supports the pawl member around a first axis as the pawl member moves from the first position to the second position. The second support portion pivotally supports the pawl member around a second axis while the pawl member is in the second position.


Patent
Shimano Inc. | Date: 2015-01-28

A bicycle operating device comprises a base member, an operating member, an operating structure, and an operating unit. The operating structure includes a take-up member movable relative to the base member to move a first operation cable in a pulling direction and a releasing direction. The take-up member is configured to move the first operation cable in the pulling direction to operate a first bicycle component in response to a movement of the operating member from a rest position to an operated position. The take-up member is configured such that the first operation cable is movable in the releasing direction in response to a release of the operating member from the operated position. The operating unit is configured to operate a second bicycle component in response to an input operation from a user.


Patent
Shimano Inc. | Date: 2015-07-30

A spool braking device brakes the rotation of a spool rotatably supported by a reel body. The spool, which is a conductor that is rotated in conjunction with the spool. The magnet includes an N-pole and an S-pole on a surface that faces the rotating surface of the spool. The retaining member, the support ring, and the engagement member form a magnetic flux change rate variable mechanism. The magnetic flux change rate variable mechanism varies the change rate of the flux in the rotational circumferential direction that is affected by the magnet, at a prescribed rotating surface of the spool having a prescribed unit width in the rotational axis direction, with the rotation of the spool.

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