Patents by Inventor Hitoshi Matsumoto

Hitoshi Matsumoto 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).

  • Patent number: 11022811
    Abstract: An optical amplifier includes a polarization splitter, a polarization rotator, first and second optical couplers, and first and second semiconductor optical amplifying devices. The TE polarized wave of light split by the polarization splitter is input to a first input port of the first optical coupler. The TM polarized wave of the split light is converted into a TE polarized wave by the polarization rotator to be input to a second input port of the first optical coupler. First light and second light output from a first output port and a second output port of the first optical coupler are amplified by the first semiconductor optical amplifying device and the second semiconductor optical amplifying device to be input to a first input port and a second input port of the second optical coupler, respectively. Third light is output from an output port of the second optical coupler.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignees: FUJITSU LIMITED, NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ADVANCED INDUSTRIAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Suguru Akiyama, Kazuhiro Ikeda, Takeshi Matsumoto, Hitoshi Kawashima, Keijiro Suzuki, Ken Tanizawa
  • Publication number: 20210148005
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing diamond substrate of using source gas containing hydrocarbon gas and hydrogen gas to form diamond crystal on an underlying substrate by CVD method, to form a diamond crystal layer having nitrogen-vacancy centers in at least part of the diamond crystal, nitrogen or nitride gas is mixed in the source gas, wherein the source gas is: 0.005 volume % or more and 6.000 volume % or less of the hydrocarbon gas; 93.500 volume % or more and less than 99.995 volume % of the hydrogen gas; and 5.0×10?5 volume % or more and 5.0×10?1 volume % or less of the nitrogen gas or the nitride gas, and the diamond crystal layer having the nitrogen-vacancy centers is formed. A method for manufacturing a diamond substrate to form an underlying substrate, a diamond crystal having a dense nitrogen-vacancy centers (NVCs) with an orientation of NV axis by performing the CVD.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2020
    Publication date: May 20, 2021
    Applicants: SHIN-ETSU CHEMICAL CO., LTD., NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION KANAZAWA UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Hitoshi NOGUCHI, Norio TOKUDA, Tsubasa MATSUMOTO
  • Publication number: 20210066707
    Abstract: A lithium secondary battery comprising: a positive electrode and a negative electrode which each has a specific composition and specific properties; and a nonaqueous electrolyte which contains a cyclic siloxane compound represented by general formula (1), fluorosilane compound represented by general formula (2), compound represented by general formula (3), compound having an S—F bond in the molecule, nitric acid salt, nitrous acid salt, monofluorophosphoric acid salt, difluorophosphoric acid salt, acetic acid salt, or propionic acid salt in an amount of 10 ppm or more of the whole nonaqueous electrolyte. This lithium secondary battery has a high capacity, long life, and high output. [In general formula (1), R1 and R2 are an organic group having 1-12 carbon atoms and n is an integer of 3-10. In general formula (2), R3 to R5 are an organic group having 1-12 carbon atoms; x is an integer of 1-3; and p, q, and r each are an integer of 0-3, provided that 1?p+q+r?3.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2020
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hidekazu MIYAGI, Ryoichi Kato, Masakazu Yokomizo, Hiroyuki Uono, Hitoshi Matsumoto, Tomohiro Satou, Minoru Kotato, Takayuki Nakajima, Hitoshi Suzuki, Hiroyuki Oshima
  • Publication number: 20210026579
    Abstract: A printing system includes a user terminal and a plurality of image forming apparatuses. Each of the plurality of image forming apparatuses includes a status information transmitting part transmitting status information indicating a status of the image forming apparatus. The user terminal includes a power consumption estimating part and a display controlling part. The power consumption estimating part estimates power consumption consumed by print processing in the image forming apparatus on the basis of the state information received from the image forming apparatus with regard to the plurality of image forming apparatuses. The display controlling part controls to display the power consumption estimated by the power consumption estimating part in association with each of the plurality of image forming apparatuses on a displaying device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2020
    Publication date: January 28, 2021
    Applicant: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Koichi TANAKA, Tomoyuki KITAO, Masayuki SHIGETOMI, Tetsuo TOMIMATSU, Hitoshi MATSUMOTO, Atsushi SUZUKI
  • Patent number: 10737504
    Abstract: Provided is a liquid injecting apparatus equipped with a liquid injecting head, which is mounted on a carriage and moved reciprocally in a widthwise direction of a target, and a valve unit, which is mounted on the carriage to be supplied with liquid via a supply passage from a liquid retainer and to supply liquid to the liquid injecting head. The valve unit has a pressure chamber connected to the liquid retainer via the supply passage; a valve, which opens or closes the supply passage to supply liquid to the pressure chamber; and a flexible film member, which is displaced based on a negative pressure generated as liquid in the pressure chamber decreases to thereby operate the valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshiharu Aruga, Toshio Kumagai, Hitoshi Matsumoto
  • Publication number: 20200209835
    Abstract: A control device for a machine tool to efficiently and successively produce a plurality of different-shaped products is provided. In the control device, each driving shaft of modules is assigned to different control systems.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2018
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Inventors: Shuichi WATABE, Hitoshi MATSUMOTO
  • Patent number: 10671046
    Abstract: A numerical control device is for machining a machining object by moving a tool and the machining object relative to each other along a movement path while applying vibration, by use of a drive axis provided for the tool or the machining object. The device includes a storage unit that holds an invalid frequency region, and a vibration condition determining unit to determine a frequency for the vibration, based on a rotational speed of a main shaft for rotating the machining object, a number of vibrations of the vibration in each one rotation of the main shaft, and the invalid frequency region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignees: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, CITIZEN WATCH CO., LTD., CITIZEN MACHINERY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Mitsuo Watanabe, Masakazu Sagasaki, Hitoshi Matsumoto, Takanori Shinohara, Kazuhiko Sannomiya, Yuki Hirata
  • Publication number: 20200108625
    Abstract: Provided is a liquid injecting apparatus equipped with a liquid injecting head, which is mounted on a carriage and moved reciprocally in a widthwise direction of a target, and a valve unit, which is mounted on the carriage to be supplied with liquid via a supply passage from a liquid retainer and to supply liquid to the liquid injecting head. The valve unit has a pressure chamber connected to the liquid retainer via the supply passage; a valve, which opens or closes the supply passage to supply liquid to the pressure chamber; and a flexible film member, which is displaced based on a negative pressure generated as liquid in the pressure chamber decreases to thereby operate the valve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2019
    Publication date: April 9, 2020
    Applicant: SEIKO EPSON CORORATION
    Inventors: Yoshiharu ARUGA, Toshio KUMAGAI, Hitoshi MATSUMOTO
  • Patent number: 10556442
    Abstract: Provided is a liquid injecting apparatus equipped with a liquid injecting head, which is mounted on a carriage and moved reciprocally in a widthwise direction of a target, and a valve unit, which is mounted on the carriage to be supplied with liquid via a supply passage from a liquid retainer and to supply liquid to the liquid injecting head. The valve unit has a pressure chamber connected to the liquid retainer via the supply passage; a valve, which opens or closes the supply passage to supply liquid to the pressure chamber; and a flexible film member, which is displaced based on a negative pressure generated as liquid in the pressure chamber decreases to thereby operate the valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshiharu Aruga, Toshio Kumagai, Hitoshi Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 10538831
    Abstract: A cold forged part having a high cold forgeability and having a high endurance ratio due to work hardening by cold forging and age-hardening after cold forging, characterized by having a predetermined chemical composition, having an amount of solute Nb/amount of solute V of 0.03 or more and having a structure, by area ratio, of ferrite of 85% or more and a total of bainite and martensite of 5% or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomohiro Yamashita, Yutaka Neishi, Hitoshi Matsumoto, Makoto Egashira
  • Patent number: 10479079
    Abstract: A liquid ejecting head (recording head) includes a structure (flow path member) having a plurality of stacked plates (a nozzle plate, a flow path plate, and a diaphragm) in which end surfaces at both sides in one direction are aligned. At least two plates of the plates (the nozzle plate, the flow path plate, and the diaphragm) have different coefficients of linear expansion in the one direction, and holding members are fixed to the end surfaces of the structure (flow path member) at both sides in the one direction, the holding members having stiffness higher than stiffness of a plate having the highest coefficient of linear expansion in the one direction among the plates (the nozzle plate, the flow path plate, and the diaphragm).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Satoshi Kimura, Hitoshi Matsumoto, Wataru Takahashi, Satoshi Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20190330722
    Abstract: The steel material for a soft magnetic part according to the present invention has a chemical composition consisting of, in mass %, C: 0.02 to 0.13%, Si: 0.005 to 0.50%, Mn: 0.10 to 0.70%, P: 0.035% or less, S: 0.050% or less, Al: 0.005 to 1.300%, V: 0.02 to 0.50%, and N: 0.003 to 0.030%, with the balance being Fe and impurities. The average grain diameter of ferrite grains in the steel material for a soft magnetic part ranges from 5 to 200 pun. Further, in the ferrite grains, the number Sv (number/mm2) of precipitates having a circle-equivalent diameter of 30 nm or more satisfies Formula (1): Sv?10V×7.0×106??(1) where the V content (mass %) in the steel material for a soft magnetic part is substituted into V in Formula (1).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2017
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Inventors: Makoto Egashira, Hidekazu Sueno, Hitoshi Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 10414010
    Abstract: In a machine tool and a control apparatus thereof, a repetitive movement unit is configured so that the cutting tool performs one repetitive movement with respect to multiple relative rotations between the workpiece and the cutting tool and so that a rotation angle of the relative rotation between the workpiece and the cutting tool during relative movement at a second speed is smaller than a rotation angle of the relative rotation during relative movement at a first speed in one repetitive movement. This configuration limits degradation of machining efficiency when the cutting tool machines the workpiece by performing one repetitive movement with respect to multiple relative rotations between the workpiece and the cutting tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignees: Citizen Watch Co., Ltd., Citizen Machinery Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuhiko Sannomiya, Hitoshi Matsumoto, Nobuyoshi Imasaki
  • Publication number: 20190252672
    Abstract: Provided is a lithium secondary battery having a nonaqueous electrolyte which contains at least one compound selected from the group consisting of monofluorophosphoric acid salts, and difluorophosphoric acid salts, in an amount of 10 ppm or more of the whole nonaqueous electrolyte, and a negative electrode selected from [1], [2], [3] and [6]: [1]: a negative electrode containing two or more carbonaceous substances differing in crystallinity; [2]: a negative electrode containing an amorphous carbonaceous substance which, when examined by wide-angle X-ray diffractometry, has an interplanar spacing (d002) for the (002) planes of 0.337 nm or larger and a crystallite size (Lc) of 80 nm or smaller and which, in an examination by argon ion laser Raman spectroscopy, has a Raman. R value of 0.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2019
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hidekazu MIYAGI, Ryoichi KATO, Masakazu YOKOMIZO, Hiroyuki UONO, Hitoshi MATSUMOTO, Tomohiro SATOU, Minoru KOTATO, Takayuki NAKAJIMA, Hitoshi SUZUKI, Hiroyuki OSHIMA
  • Publication number: 20190224983
    Abstract: Provided is a liquid injecting apparatus equipped with a liquid injecting head, which is mounted on a carriage and moved reciprocally in a widthwise direction of a target, and a valve unit, which is mounted on the carriage to be supplied with liquid via a supply passage from a liquid retainer and to supply liquid to the liquid injecting head. The valve unit has a pressure chamber connected to the liquid retainer via the supply passage; a valve, which opens or closes the supply passage to supply liquid to the pressure chamber; and a flexible film member, which is displaced based on a negative pressure generated as liquid in the pressure chamber decreases to thereby operate the valve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Applicant: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshiharu ARUGA, Toshio KUMAGAI, Hitoshi MATSUMOTO
  • Patent number: 10359765
    Abstract: A control device for a machine tool to produce a plurality of different-shaped products efficiently and successively is provided. In the control device, each driving shaft of modules is assigned to different control systems. The device includes a multi-system program storage part for storing a plurality of multi-system programs to machine a workpiece in different shapes, a multi-system program dividing part for dividing the multi-system programs into machining programs, a divided program storage part for storing the divided machining programs individually, a system-based program storage part for storing the machining programs for the respective control systems, and a machining program selection part for selecting the machining program from the divided program storage part in accordance with the machining step to be executed and for storing the selected machining program in the system-based program storage part for the respective control systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignees: CITIZEN WATCH CO., LTD., CITIZEN MACHINERY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takaichi Nakaya, Hitoshi Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 10308032
    Abstract: Provided is a cartridge that improves the effect of agitating ink. The cartridge is mounted to a liquid jetting apparatus that includes an air supply apparatus and a liquid jetting unit, and includes a liquid container that contains liquid, a case that includes the liquid container, and an air bag that is positioned between an internal wall of the case and the liquid container, and contacts with the liquid container in a state of being expanded upon being supplied with air. The air bag includes a first bag and a second bag that is positioned above the first bag. The air bag and the liquid container are aligned in a first direction intersecting an up-down direction. when viewed in the first direction, the first bag is arranged to overlap a lower part of the center in the up-down direction of the liquid container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Koizumi, Hitoshi Matsumoto, Masahisa Nawano
  • Patent number: 10293617
    Abstract: Provided is a liquid injecting apparatus equipped with a liquid injecting head, which is mounted on a carriage and moved reciprocally in a widthwise direction of a target, and a valve unit, which is mounted on the carriage to be supplied with liquid via a supply passage from a liquid retainer and to supply liquid to the liquid injecting head. The valve unit has a pressure chamber connected to the liquid retainer via the supply passage; a valve, which opens or closes the supply passage to supply liquid to the pressure chamber; and a flexible film member, which is displaced based on a negative pressure generated as liquid in the pressure chamber decreases to thereby operate the valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshiharu Aruga, Toshio Kumagai, Hitoshi Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 10268176
    Abstract: To provide a machine tool and a control device for the machine tool that can smoothly cut a workpiece while segmenting chips by feeding a cutting tool in a feed direction while reciprocally vibrating the cutting tool along the feed direction on the basis of a condition set by a user. The machine tool (100) or the control device (C) includes the control section (C1) that determines a number of rotations of the relative rotation and a number of vibrations of the reciprocal vibration per rotation of the relative rotation when the workpiece (W) is machined in accordance with a vibration frequency dependent on a period in which an operating instruction can be executed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignees: Citizen Watch Co., Ltd., Citizen Machinery Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuhiko Sannomiya, Hitoshi Matsumoto, Takanori Shinohara, Hiroshi Shinohara, Toshinari Oyama, Nobuyoshi Imasaki
  • Patent number: 10213889
    Abstract: In a machine tool and a control apparatus thereof, a repetitive movement unit is configured so that the cutting tool performs one repetitive movement with respect to multiple relative rotations between the workpiece and the cutting tool and so that a rotation angle of the relative rotation between the workpiece and the cutting tool during relative movement at a second speed is smaller than a rotation angle of the relative rotation during relative movement at a first speed in one repetitive movement. This configuration limits degradation of machining efficiency when the cutting tool machines the workpiece by performing one repetitive movement with respect to multiple relative rotations between the workpiece and the cutting tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignees: Citizen Watch Co., Ltd., Citizen Machinery Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuhiko Sannomiya, Hitoshi Matsumoto, Nobuyoshi Imasaki