Patents Assigned to The Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd.
  • Patent number: 11031746
    Abstract: A semiconductor laser module includes a semiconductor laser device that outputs laser light; an optical fiber that includes a core portion and a cladding portion formed at an outer periphery of the core portion and that receives the laser light from one end and guides the laser light to the outside of the semiconductor laser module; an optical part disposed at an outer periphery of the optical fiber, having optical transmittance at a wavelength of the laser light, and that fixes the optical fiber; a first fixative that fixes the optical part and the optical fiber; and a housing that accommodates the semiconductor laser device and the one end of the optical fiber that receives the laser light, wherein an optical reflection reducing region treated to absorb the laser light and having a rough surface is formed around the optical part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: FURUKAWA ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuta Ishige, Maiko Ariga, Masaki Iwama
  • Publication number: 20210162387
    Abstract: A catalyst structure includes a carrier having a porous structure composed of a zeolite type compound and at least one catalytic material existing in the carrier. The carrier has channels communicating with each other, and the catalytic material is a metal fine particle and exists at least in the channel of the carrier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2021
    Publication date: June 3, 2021
    Applicant: Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sadahiro KATO, Masayuki FUKUSHIMA, Hiroko TAKAHASHI, Yuichiro BANBA, Kaori SEKINE, Takao MASUDA, Yuta NAKASAKA, Takuya YOSHIKAWA
  • Publication number: 20210164120
    Abstract: Provided is a plated wire rod having excellent salt water corrosion resistance, solder wettability, thermal peeling resistance, and fatigue resistance. A plated wire rod having a wire rod made of aluminum or an aluminum alloy, and a surface treatment coating which is constituted by one or more metal layers and with which the wire rod is coated, the plated wire rod comprising: a mixed layer in a boundary region between the wire rod and the surface treatment coating, the mixed layer containing a metal component of the wire rod, a metal component of the surface treatment coating, and an oxygen component, wherein the one or more metal layers constituting the surface treatment coating includes an innermost metal layer which is located closest to the wire rod among the one or more metal layers, the innermost metal layer being made of copper or a copper alloy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2019
    Publication date: June 3, 2021
    Applicant: Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Miho YAMAUCHI, Yoshiaki OGIWARA
  • Publication number: 20210162539
    Abstract: A welding method includes: layering two or more plate materials each including a plating plate material having a preform on a surface of which a plating layer is formed to form a workpiece; disposing the workpiece in a region to be irradiated with a processing laser beam; generating the processing laser beam having a power distribution shape in which two or more power regions are disposed along a predetermined direction in a plane perpendicular to a light traveling direction; irradiating a surface of the workpiece with the processing laser beam; and moving the processing laser beam and the workpiece relatively while performing the irradiation, and melting an irradiated area of the workpiece to perform welding while sweeping the processing laser beam in the predetermined direction on the workpiece during a swing of the processing laser beam.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2021
    Publication date: June 3, 2021
    Applicant: FURUKAWA ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takashi KAYAHARA, Ryosuke NISHII, Satoshi ASANUMA, Tomomichi YASUOKA, Takashi SHIGEMATSU
  • Patent number: 11011885
    Abstract: A laser device that is easily assembled and can be manufactured at low cost and a light-source device using the same are provided. The laser device includes a base plate portion, a semiconductor laser element placed on the base plate portion, a lid portion provided on the base plate portion, on which the semiconductor laser element is placed, and including a top plate, and a side wall portion covering a part or all of lateral sides of a space between the base plate portion and the top plate. The top plate is integrally formed with a part or all of the side wall portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: FURUKAWA ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuta Ishige, Etsuji Katayama, Atsushi Oguri, Hajime Mori
  • Publication number: 20210139664
    Abstract: A cellulose-fiber dispersion polyethylene resin composite material, formed by dispersing a cellulose fiber into a polyethylene resin, wherein a proportion of the cellulose fiber is 1 part by mass or more and 70 parts by mass or less in a total content of 100 parts by mass of the polyethylene resin and the cellulose fiber, and wherein water absorption ratio satisfies the following formula; and a formed body and a pellet using the same, a production method therefor, and a recycling method for a cellulose-fiber adhesion polyethylene thin film piece. (water absorption ratio)<(cellulose effective mass ratio)2×0.01??[Formula].
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2017
    Publication date: May 13, 2021
    Applicant: FURUKAWA ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jirou HIROISHI, Hidekazu HARA, Yuka SAWADA, Masami TAZUKE, Toshihiro SUZUKI, Shingo MITSUGI
  • Patent number: 11006556
    Abstract: A first braided wire and a second braided wire that are two cylindrical flexible shield members are fixed with a crimp member at different positions in the circumferential direction on a cross section perpendicular to the longitudinal direction of the electromagnetic shield pipe. Thus, the cylindrical end portions of the braided wires are loosened, and each of sheet-like portions is formed on the end portion, and the sheet-like portions of the end portions of the braided wires are disposed at different positions in the circumferential direction of the electromagnetic shield pipe and fixed with the crimp member on a metal layer of the electromagnetic shield pipe. That is, the braided wires are fixed in a section crimped by the crimp member without being overlapped with each other in the circumferential direction of the electromagnetic shield pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignees: FURUKAWA ELECTRIC CO., LTD., FURUKAWA AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS INC.
    Inventors: Hiroaki Yokoyama, Yoshikazu Tanaka
  • Patent number: 11001520
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing an optical fiber glass preform, the method comprising depositing glass particles on a base material, the glass particles being generated by glass making feedstock gas being supplied while a burner and the base material that is rotating are reciprocated relatively to each other, wherein when a portion corresponding to an outer diameter equal to or more than 0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: FURUKAWA ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Seiichi Shinada, Akihiro Kanao
  • Patent number: 11002909
    Abstract: An optical integrated device includes a substrate a passive waveguide region and an active region. The active region and the passive waveguide region include a first mesa structure having an upper cladding portion formed of a same material as the upper cladding layer. The passive waveguide region includes a second spot size converter having the first mesa structure, a second mesa structure having a first core portion, a lower cladding portion, and a second core portion that are formed of same materials as the first core layer, the lower cladding layer, and the second core layer, respectively. The second mesa structure has a width wider than a width of the first mesa structure, and the width of the first mesa structure continuously changes along a longitudinal direction in which light is guided through the second core portion, the width being along a direction perpendicular to the longitudinal direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: FURUKAWA ELECTRIC CO,. LTD.
    Inventors: Yusuke Saito, Tatsuro Kurobe, Tatsuya Kimoto, Shinichi Kamiya
  • Publication number: 20210130968
    Abstract: The surface-treated material (10) according to the present invention is a surface-treated material including an electroconductive substrate (1) and a surface treatment coating film (2) including at least one metal layer formed above the electroconductive substrate (1), wherein a lowermost metal layer (21), as a metal layer included in the at least one metal layer and formed above the electroconductive substrate (1), is made of nickel, nickel alloy, cobalt, cobalt alloy, copper, or copper alloy, the surface-treated material includes an intervening layer (3) between the electroconductive substrate (1) and the surface treatment coating film (2), the intervening layer (3) containing a metal component of the electroconductive substrate (1), a metal component of the surface treatment coating film (2), and an oxygen component, and the mean thickness of the intervening layer (3) is in the range of 1.00 nm or larger and 40 nm or smaller as measured in the vertical cross-section of the surface-treated material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2017
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Applicant: FURUKAWA ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Miho YAMAUCHI, Yoshiaki KOBAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20210129206
    Abstract: A heat pipe structure includes a base block including a rear surface part thermally connectable to a heat generating body and a heat pipe fixed to a front surface part of the base block and including a heat receiving tubular portion disposed along an in-plane direction of the base block. The base block has a longitudinal direction and a width direction and includes a recessed part in which the heat receiving tubular portion is housed and a pair of wall parts projecting along an outer circumferential surface of the heat receiving tubular portion from width direction both sides of the recessed part, and a container of the heat pipe is caulked and fixed by the recessed part and the pair of wall parts and includes a projecting shape part projecting in a direction opposite to a direction of the caulking between distal end portions of the pair of wall parts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2020
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Applicant: Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chiyoshi SASAKI, Masakazu ISEMURA, Takahiro KATAYAMA
  • Publication number: 20210135422
    Abstract: An optical power transmission apparatus includes: a light emitting unit including a first optical gain generating means and a first light reflecting means; an optical fiber; a second light reflecting means; and a light receiving means. Further, the second light reflecting means is arranged nearer to the light receiving means than the optical fiber is, a first laser resonator is formed, between the first light reflecting means and the second light reflecting means, by optical connection between the first optical gain generating means and the optical fiber, and first laser light generated by the first laser resonator is configured to be incident on the light receiving means.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2021
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Applicant: FURUKAWA ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Noriyuki YOKOUCHI, Kengo WATANABE
  • Patent number: 10996001
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a heatsink that can increase a fin area of a heat radiating fin while securing sufficient volumes of a heat receiving portion, heat insulating portion, and heat radiating portion even in an environment in which an installation space for the heatsink, more specifically, an installation space in a height direction of the heatsink is limited.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: FURUKAWA ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yosuke Watanabe, Kenya Kawabata, Yoshikatsu Inagaki, Tatsuro Miura, Kazuaki Aotani, Toshiaki Nakamura
  • Patent number: 10998108
    Abstract: An electrical contact material (10) having: a conductive substrate (1) formed from copper or a copper alloy; a first intermediate layer (2) provided on the conductive substrate (1); a second intermediate layer (3) provided on the first intermediate layer (2); and an outermost layer (4) formed from tin or a tin alloy and provided on the second intermediate layer (3), wherein the first intermediate layer (2) is constructed as one layer of grains extending from the conductive substrate (1) side to the second intermediate layer (3) side, and wherein, in the first intermediate layer (2), the density of grain boundaries (5b) extending in a direction in which the angle formed by the grain boundary in interest and the interface between the conductive substrate and the first intermediate layer is 45° or greater, is 4 ?m/?m2 or less; a method of producing the same; and a terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignees: FURUKAWA ELECTRIC CO., LTD., FURUKAWA AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS INC.
    Inventors: Yoshikazu Okuno, Yoshiaki Kobayashi, Tatsuya Nakatsugawa, Kengo Mitose, Akira Tachibana, Shingo Kawata
  • Patent number: 10992102
    Abstract: A submount on which a semiconductor device is mounted and which is mounted on a base made of metal, the submount including: a substrate; a first coating layer formed on a first surface of the substrate and made of a material having a higher coefficient of thermal expansion than that of the substrate; and a second coating layer formed on a second surface, positioned on a side opposite to the first surface, of the substrate and made of a material having a higher coefficient of thermal expansion than that of the substrate, in which a coating area of the second coating layer is smaller than a coating area of the first coating layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: FURUKAWA ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ryuichiro Minato, Yutaka Ohki
  • Patent number: 10988646
    Abstract: An adhesive composition, having: a polyalkylene oxide-added polyfunctional epoxy compound (a) represented by formula (A); a polyfunctional (meth)acrylate monomer (b), and a photo-acid generator (c); a method of bonding the adherends and a method of producing a stack, each of which uses the same: wherein R designates a lower alkylene group (e.g. an alkylene group having 1 to 4 carbon atoms); X designates a divalent linking group having a ring structure and 6 to 20 carbon atoms, or a lower alkylene group (e.g. an alkylene group having 1 to 4 carbon atoms); and m and n each are 0, or a positive number, independently.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: FURUKAWA ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tetsuya Mieda, Takumi Asanuma, Yasushi Ishizaka
  • Patent number: 10988694
    Abstract: A flame retardant resin composition containing from 30 to 300 parts by mass of a boehmite and an aluminum hydroxide as a total with respect to 100 parts by mass of the resin, wherein a content ratio of the boehmite and the aluminum hydroxide [content of boehmite:content of aluminum hydroxide] is from 85:15 to 15:85; a formed part; and a wiring material each using the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: FURUKAWA ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masaki Nishiguchi, Arifumi Matsumura
  • Publication number: 20210116265
    Abstract: A cable comprising: a plurality of optical fiber cores; and one or more optical fiber core wires including one or more of the optical fiber cores. Further, at least one of the optical fiber core wire is fixed at a plurality of positions in a longitudinal direction of the cable so as to achieve substantially no displacement in a cable radial direction, at least a pair of the optical fiber core wires are fixed in a plane perpendicular to the longitudinal direction of the cable so as to achieve substantially no displacement relative to each other, and sensing of a strain profile in the longitudinal direction of at least the pair of the optical fiber core wires leads to achievement of sensing of a shape of the cable in the longitudinal direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2020
    Publication date: April 22, 2021
    Applicant: FURUKAWA ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masateru TADAKUMA, Shigehiro TAKASAKA, Ryuichi SUGIZAKI
  • Patent number: 10985526
    Abstract: A laser device that is easily assembled and can be manufactured at a low cost and a light-source device using the same are provided. The laser device includes a mount member including a mount surface, and a semiconductor laser element placed on the mount surface of the mount member. An upper side and lateral sides of the semiconductor laser element on the mount surface are exposed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: FURUKAWA ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuta Ishige, Etsuji Katayama, Atsushi Oguri, Hajime Mori
  • Patent number: 10981525
    Abstract: A rotary connector device capable of reducing the number of components and enhancing assembly workability provided with: a stationary member; a rotary member to be attached to the stationary member to be capable of relative rotation with respect to the stationary member, the rotary member including a steering wheel insertion hole into which an insertion convex portion of a steering wheel is to be inserted; and an intermediate stationary member provided to be movable between a locked position and a lock released position with respect to the rotary member, wherein the intermediate stationary member is provided with a regulating portion, the regulating portion being configured to, at the locked position, regulate relative rotation of the rotary member when the regulating portion is engaged with the stationary member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignees: FURUKAWA ELECTRIC CO., LTD., FURUKAWA AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS INC.
    Inventor: Kenji Hiroki