Atsushi Kobayashi 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).
Abstract: A watch includes a case, a first spring bar support portion and a second spring bar support portion which are provided on the case. Further included is a spring bar supported by the first spring bar support portion and the second spring bar support apportion, a cover member into which the spring bar is inserted and which is between the first spring bar support portion and the second spring bar support portion. The cover member entirely surrounds a circumference of the spring bar. A band is provided between the cover member and the case.
Abstract: A substrate processing apparatus includes a chamber which has a processing room in which a substrate is processed, a cover which is provided in the processing room and is provided between the substrate and the chamber, and a heater which is provided only on the cover among the chamber and the cover and heats the cover.
Abstract: The present invention relates to a filtration device including: a flow rate control unit; a separation membrane module; a liquid flow rate detection unit detecting a liquid flow rate at a freely-selected part; and an external control unit controlling a state of the flow rate control unit, in which the external control unit includes: a target range setting step of setting a target flow rate range A; a control state recording step of recording a state S of the flow rate control unit when the liquid flow rate at the freely-selected part first enters within the target flow rate range A; a state setting step of setting the flow rate control unit to the state S; and a flow rate controlling step of controlling the liquid flow rate to be within the target flow rate range A.
Abstract: A temperature control device includes a smoother including a smoothing channel through which fluid from a first inlet flows, and a first outlet from which the fluid flowed through the smoothing channel flows out, the smoother making a temperature fluctuation amount of the fluid in the first outlet smaller than that in the first inlet, a thermoregulator including a second inlet into which the fluid from the first outlet flows, a thermoregulating channel through which the fluid from the second inlet flows, a thermoregulating unit regulating a temperature of the fluid flowing through the thermoregulating channel, and a second outlet from which the fluid flowed through the thermoregulating channel flows out, calculating a temperature regulation amount of the thermoregulating unit, based on temperature of the fluid in the smoothing channel, and calculating the temperature regulation amount, based on temperature of the fluid at a position downstream of the second outlet.
Abstract: A timepiece dial includes a substrate having transmissivity and two or more types of transmissive color films provided at one surface of the substrate, in which the two or more types of transmissive color films do not overlap with each other in plan view as viewed from a direction perpendicular to the one surface of the substrate.
Abstract: A magnetic detection element includes an element part and a metal film. The element part is arranged on a surface of a substrate, and has linear portions arranged in parallel with each other and connecting portions connecting the linear portions in a meandering shape. The metal film has a first layered portion stacked on a turn portion of the element part defined by the connecting portion and a connection between the connecting portion and the linear portion, and a second layered portion formed integrally with the first layered portion to entirely cover a region of the surface surrounded by an internal end of the turn portion. The first layered portion has a peripheral side disposed between the internal end and an external end of the turn portion so as to expose an outer periphery of the turn portion.
Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of operating a membrane filtration unit including plural hollow fiber membrane modules connected to each other in parallel, the method including: a filtration step; a collection step; and a recovery step, in which a relation of n1?n2>n3 is satisfied, where n1 is the number of the hollow fiber membrane modules simultaneously used in executing the filtration step, n2 is the number of the hollow fiber membrane modules simultaneously used in executing the collection step, and n3 is the number of the hollow fiber membrane modules simultaneously used in executing the recovery step.
Abstract: To control the temperature of a fluid with high accuracy, a temperature control system is equipped with: a circulation channel including a temperature control target and a tank containing a fluid adjusted to a specified temperature range including a target temperature of the temperature control target; and a first temperature controller that is arranged between the tank and the temperature control target in the circulation channel and that adjusts the temperature of the fluid to be supplied to the temperature control target.
Abstract: An ink supply container configured to supply an ink to a printer includes a container part configured to contain the ink, a conduit part on a top side of the container part, the conduit part being configured to lead the ink out, a cap configured to protect the conduit part, the cap being detachably attached to the conduit part, and a film attached to at least one of an inner surface of the container part, an inner surface of the conduit part, and an inner surface of the cap.
Abstract: A temperature control device includes: a top plate that supports a substrate; a base plate connected to the top plate so as to form an internal space with the top plate; a thermoelectric module plate arranged in the internal space; a heat exchange plate that is arranged in the internal space and exchanges heat with the thermoelectric module plate; and a sealing member that comes into contact with each of the top plate and the base plate.
Abstract: An electronic equipment holder includes a first housing part to hold an electronic equipment including a display, and a second housing part that is adjacent to the first housing part and includes a wall part including a partially notched communicating part to communicate with the first housing part. The display can be viewed from a side of the second housing part through the communicating part. The first housing part are integrally formed with the second housing part.
Abstract: A temperature adjustment device includes: a pair of flow path plates, each of the pair of flow path plates including a flow path groove provided on a front surface of the each of the pair of flow path plates and at least a part of the front surface; a spacer member that includes a support surface projecting from the front surface, and connects the pair of flow path plates such that a back surface of one of the pair of flow path plates and a back surface of the other of the pair of flow path plate face each other; and a heat transfer plate that faces the flow path groove, and is supported by the support surface.
Abstract: A temperature control device includes: a top plate that supports a substrate; a base plate connected to the top plate so as to form an internal space with the top plate; a thermoelectric module plate arranged in the internal space; a heat exchange plate that is arranged in the internal space and exchanges heat with the thermoelectric module plate; a first coupling member that couples the top plate and the base plate via the thermoelectric module plate and the heat exchange plate and is fixed to each of the top plate and the base plate; and a second coupling member that couples the top plate and the base plate via the thermoelectric module plate and the heat exchange plate, is fixed to the top plate, and is movable relative to the base plate.
Abstract: A temperature adjustment device includes a flow path plate that includes a flow path groove, a heat transfer plate that faces the flow path groove, and a thermoelectric module plate that is connected to the heat transfer plate. A surface roughness of the flow path plate is 0.20 ?m or more and 0.25 ?m or less.
Abstract: The present invention relates to a hollow-fiber membrane module including: a hollow-fiber membrane bundle including a plurality of hollow-fiber membranes bundled in a potting part; a housing enclosing the hollow-fiber membrane bundle; and a protective member contacting with an outer surface of the potting part and continuously covering the outer surface, in which the protective member has a notched part through which one end of the protective member communicates with another end in a longitudinal direction of the hollow-fiber membrane bundle.
Abstract: The present invention provides a hollow fiber membrane module that can effectively resolve the accumulation of suspended solids within the membrane module, lower running costs, and also operate stably. The present invention relates to a hollow fiber membrane molecule provided with: a cylindrical case having a first end and a second end in the direction of height; a plurality of hollow fiber membranes accommodated within the cylindrical case; and a first potting part accommodated within the cylindrical case and attaching the plurality of hollow fiber membranes together such that the end parts of the plurality of hollow membrane fibers at a first end side of the cylindrical case are open. The hollow fiber membranes are porous hollow fiber membranes having a breaking strength of 23 MPa, and the hollow membrane module has a membrane area per unit volume of 800-3700 m2/m3. The filling fraction for the hollow fiber membranes in a cross-section orthogonal to the direction of height of the cylindrical case is 25-38%.
Abstract: A rotation detection device includes: a detector arranged with a gap to a rotating body in which rotation position information is periodically provided at regular intervals, and detecting a magnetic change as a rotation position of the rotating body; and a signal processor acquiring the rotation position information. The detector has first and second magnetic elements arranged with an interval of a/2 in a rotation direction. Each regular interval is defined as a. The first magnetic element outputs a first signal having a period corresponding to the regular intervals. The second magnetic element outputs a second signal having an opposite phase to the first signal and the period. The signal processor acquires a differential signal between the first and second signals as the rotation position information.
Abstract: A position sensor includes a detector and a signal processor. The detector includes a magnet generating a bias magnetic field and a detection element configured to be applied by the bias magnetic field, and generates plural detection signals including distinct phase difference and corresponding to plural ranges aligned in one direction along a movement direction of a detection target, based on a change in a magnetic field received by the detection element from the detection target with a movement of the detection target having a magnetic body. The signal processor acquires the detection signals from the detector, compares the detection signals with a threshold value, and specifies a position of the detection target as a position at one of the ranges based on a combination of magnitude relation between the detection signals and the threshold value.
Abstract: The present invention relates to a hollow fiber membrane module provided with: a tubular casing having a first end and a second end in the axial direction; a plurality of hollow fiber membranes; a first potting part; and a second potting part, the hollow fiber membrane module further having a flow regulation structure in which a fluid flowing outside the hollow fiber membranes from the second end side toward the first end side forms a flow directed to the radial center on the second end side of the first potting part, and further forms a radial flow directed from the radial center to the radially outer peripheral side on the second end side of the first potting part.
Abstract: A watch includes crystal, a dial including a marking, a pointer including a luminous body, and a light-transmissive member disposed between the crystal and the dial, the light-transmissive member including a first face facing the crystal and a second face facing the dial, in which the first face is provided with a first luminous member and a second luminous member, and the second face is provided with a third luminous member and a fourth luminous member.