Patents by Inventor Hitoshi Mizuno

Hitoshi Mizuno 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: 7611664
    Abstract: A molten metal supplying container, comprising a container capable of storing a molten metal and loading the molten metal to the inside thereof or supplying the molten metal to the outside thereof by controlling a difference in pressure between inside and outside of the container, a passage allowing the inside and outside of the container to communicate with each other to have the molten metal flow therethrough, a lid disposed to cover the first opening having a second opening with a diameter smaller than the first opening and a hatch provided at the second opening capable of being opened and closed, having a passage communicating inside and outside the container. The passage is used, for example, to control inner pressure of the container and to insert the electrode for detecting the surface level of the molten metal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2009
    Assignee: Hoei Shokai Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hitoshi Mizuno, Kouji Iyoda, Tsuyoshi Abe, Narumi Ichikawa, Kazunori Suzuki, Kenji Noguchi
  • Patent number: 7578788
    Abstract: A capsule-type medical device comprises a capsule main unit having functions for being inserted into the body cavity and performing medical acts such as taking images or the like. The capsule main unit comprises therein a magnet which is acted upon by external magnetism, and a spiral portion on the outer perimeter, so that rotating force acting upon the magnet is readily converted into a propelling force for propelling the capsule-type medical device. A flexible insertion portion which is long and small in diameter is provided to the capsule main unit to allow smooth progression through the body cavity, and the center of gravity of the device is placed upon the longitudinal center axis of the capsule main unit, thus facilitating smooth progression through the body cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2009
    Assignee: Olympus Corporation
    Inventors: Takeshi Yokoi, Hironobu Takizawa, Akio Uchiyama, Hitoshi Mizuno
  • Patent number: 7550287
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a cell culturing system that cultures predetermined cells collected from a patient and supplies cultured cells to the original patient, which together with enabling correlations between the cultured cells and the supplier of the cells to be managed accurately and easily at all times, allows cultured cells and patients to be collated rapidly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2009
    Assignee: Olympus Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroki Hibino, Shin Katayama, Hiroyuki Irie, Hikaru Inoue, Hitoshi Mizuno, Yasuharu Hakamatsuka, Yoshiharu Saito, Hideki Koyanagi
  • Patent number: 7531127
    Abstract: A molten metal container that, even when an openable lid is made larger, can be easily opened and closed at a high safety level. The container includes a container main body that has a first opening in an upper portion and can store a molten metal, a first lid that can cover the first opening and is rotatably disposed in a horizontal direction against the first opening, a pressurized gas introduction port for introducing a pressurized gas into the container main body and a flow path that supplies the molten metal stored inside of the container main body outside thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2009
    Assignee: Hoei Shokai Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hitoshi Mizuno
  • Patent number: 7514034
    Abstract: A container capable of transferring molten metal from a factory that produces a molten metals such as molten aluminum alloys and so on to a factory that uses the molten metal while the molten metal being stored therein and supplying the molten metal to a use point using the pressure difference. The container comprises a frame 1a and a lining 2 having a passage for flowing the molten metal therein. The passage 34 is being provided at an inside of the frame and at least a part thereof is being surrounded by a member restricting a flow of a gas. The pipe 34 is, for example, made of a metal and inside thereof has a lining layer 34b formed with a refractory member. The pipe 34 may be structured with a ceramics. As such structure being adopted, even when a crack and the like is formed in the lining 2 of the container, the flow of a gas is shut off, resulting in stable supply of the molten metal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2009
    Assignee: Hoei Shokai Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi Abe, Hitoshi Mizuno
  • Patent number: 7511733
    Abstract: A battery self-containing body, which self-contains a battery or a battery accommodating body, which accommodates a battery removably is attached to a capsule body including a drive circuit for driving an imaging device and an illuminating device. Thus, the power supply can be turned ON easily. In addition, the inside portion is sealed water-tightly. Thus, the battery self-containing body or a battery can be exchanged easily, which allows the easy reuse. The direction of the visual field of the imaging device is diagonal with respect to the axis of the capsule body. Furthermore, spiral-shape projections are provided on the peripheral surface of the cylinder form. Thus, the rotation allows the surface of canal cavity wall to be examined easily.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2009
    Assignee: Olympus Corporation
    Inventors: Hironobu Takizawa, Hideyuki Adachi, Hitoshi Mizuno, Hisao Yabe, Hiroki Moriyama
  • Patent number: 7507366
    Abstract: A container (1) and method of manufacturing, capable of preventing unexpected rise of pressure inside the container (1) caused by problems pertaining to the lining. The container has a structure such that the insulating wall (8) is laid on the inner side of the frame body (6), and the refractory storing bath (9) is detachably inserted through the opening (5) of the frame body into the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2009
    Assignee: Hoei Shokai Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hitoshi Mizuno, Tsuyoshi Abe
  • Publication number: 20090029153
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a plastic lens which exhibits outstanding weather resistance and light resistance with a minimum of deteriorating effect on the organic antireflection thin film formed thereon. The plastic lens is composed of a plastic lens base material, a hard coating layer formed on the plastic lens base material, and an antireflection film formed on the hard coating layer, wherein the hard coating layer is one which is formed from a coating composition comprising inorganic oxide fine particles containing titanium oxide with a rutile-type crystallite and an organosilicon compound as a binder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2005
    Publication date: January 29, 2009
    Applicants: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATON, CATALYSTS & CHEMICALS INDUSTRIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shuji Naito, Jun Kinoshita, Yusuke Kutsukake, Katsuyoshi Takeshita, Hitoshi Mizuno, Hirokazu Tanaka, Eiko Tanaka
  • Patent number: 7481966
    Abstract: A molten metal supplying system comprising a container having a main body capable of being hermetically sealed and having a passage through which compressed gas is received, a pipe having an outlet supplying molten metal in the container to the outside, the outlet downwardly extending, a reception dish receiving the molten metal capable of being placed below the pipe outlet, a holding member having a fulcrum to the pipe rotatably holding the reception dish, a wire with a first and second end, the first end connected to the reception dish or holding member, a pair of channel members at the outer bottom of the container main body, and a vehicle having a fork that can be inserted and removed from the channel members, a carriage on which the fork is mounted, a lift mechanism for lifting up and down the carriage, and a wire pull and return mechanism mounted on the carriage pulling and returning the wire with it's second end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2009
    Assignee: Hoei Shokai Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hitoshi Mizuno, Toshio Saitoh, Takeo Imanaka
  • Publication number: 20090005630
    Abstract: A treatment method includes heating a treatment target object under reduced pressure in a hermetic zone to vaporize a component of the treatment target object, and opening a hermetic door and inserting a tube from a side of a treatment system for the vaporized component adjoining the hermetic zone with the hermetic door therebetween such that the tube shields the hermetic door from the hermetic zone to introduce the component vaporized from the treatment target object to the treatment system side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2008
    Publication date: January 1, 2009
    Applicant: HOEI SHOKAI CO., LTD
    Inventors: Yoshiaki YOKOYAMA, Toru Kodama, Yasuo Mishima, Katuo Takamiya, Tsuyoshi Abe, Hitoshi Mizuno
  • Patent number: 7452498
    Abstract: A pressure controlling apparatus controls a pressure in a container capable of storing a molten metal and supplying the molten metal to an outside using a pressure difference and includes: a supplying portion for supplying a compressed gas to be supplied to the container; a flow passage for supplying the compressed gas from the supplying portion to the container; a first switching valve, being inserted into the passage, capable of manually switching a first mode that enables the passage of the gas between the supplying portion side and the container side and a second mode that enables the passage of the gas between the container side and the outside; an exhausting portion for exhausting a gas from the container; and a second switching valve for switching a pressure applying mode for applying a pressure to the container and an exhausting mode for exhausting the gas from the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2008
    Assignee: Hoei Shokai Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hitoshi Mizuno, Narumi Ichikawa, Kazunori Suzuki, Koji Iyoda, Kenji Noguchi, Tsuyoshi Abe
  • Publication number: 20080255401
    Abstract: [OBJECT] To efficiently and assuredly making an object to be treated containing an agricultural chemical innoxious. [MEANS FOR SOLVING] The first pipe which alkali can be filled thereto is disposed to be capable of being inserted and pulled out to a first passage of the first processing chamber where agricultural chemicals are thermally decomposed. Accordingly, since a distance between the processing chamber and the alkali can be minimized, a zone where the thermally decomposed components of the agricultural chemicals are recomposed into agricultural chemicals or dioxins is almost eliminated. As a result, the contamination owing to the re-composition thereof can be prevented. In addition, since the first pipe can be readily exchanged, the throughput can be improved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2005
    Publication date: October 16, 2008
    Applicant: Hoei Shokai Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi Abe, Hitoshi Mizuno, Kazunori Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20080246196
    Abstract: [SUMMARY] [Object] To provide a container that, even when an openable lid is made larger, can be easily opened and closed in high safety level. [Means for Solving] A container includes a container main body that has a first opening in an upper portion and can store a molten metal, a first lid that can cover the first opening and is rotatably disposed in a horizontal direction against the first opening, a pressurized gas introducing port for introducing a pressurized gas into the container main body and a flow path that supplies the molten metal stored inside of the container main body outside thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2005
    Publication date: October 9, 2008
    Applicant: Hoei Shokai Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hitoshi Mizuno
  • Publication number: 20080203629
    Abstract: The object of the present invention is to provide a system that immediately after the supply of the molten metal is stopped, the molten metal that resides in the pipe can be prevented from dripping from the pipe.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2005
    Publication date: August 28, 2008
    Inventors: Hitoshi Mizuno, Toshio Saitoh, Takeo Imanaka
  • Patent number: 7381383
    Abstract: A treatment apparatus of the present invention includes a hermetic door 115b and a retort 115c as an interface for taking out a gaseous emission containing vaporized substances from an object to be treated which is being heated in a reduced pressure state in a second hermetic chamber 103 while maintaining conditions in the second hermetic chamber. When the retort 115c is inserted into a first opening 103b of the second hermetic chamber, the hermetic door 115b in an open state is shielded from the second hermetic chamber 103, whereby condensation of the gaseous emission at the hermetic door is prevented. Accordingly, condensates can be taken out while conditions such as temperature and pressure in the hermetic chamber are maintained without the treatment apparatus being stopped. The productivity of treatment is greatly improved by continuous operation of such a treatment apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2008
    Assignee: Hoei Shokai Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Yokoyama, Toru Kodama, Yasuo Mishima, Katuo Takamiya, Tsuyoshi Abe, Hitoshi Mizuno
  • Publication number: 20080125627
    Abstract: A capsule-type endoscope comprising a capsule body, an image pickup element, illuminating elements, an image signal processing circuit, a memory, an image information transmitting circuit and an antenna for wireless transmission. The capsule body contains the pickup element, the illuminating elements, the processing circuit, the memory, transmitting circuit and the antenna. While the capsule body remains in a living body, the image pickup element takes images of an interior of the living body. The processing circuit processes the image, generating image information. The memory stores the information. The transmitting circuit reads the information and supplies it to the antenna. The antenna transmits the information by radio, from the living body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2008
    Publication date: May 29, 2008
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hitoshi Mizuno
  • Publication number: 20070255099
    Abstract: A method of transmitting images in a subject to an outside of the subject using a wireless signal is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2007
    Publication date: November 1, 2007
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takeshi Yokoi, Hironobu Takizawa, Hidetake Segawa, Hitoshi Mizuno, Hideyuki Adachi, Hiroki Moriyama, Hisao Yabe
  • Publication number: 20070232870
    Abstract: A capsule-type endoscope comprising a capsule body, an image pickup element an illuminating elements, an image signal processing circuit, a memory, an image information transmitting circuit and an antenna for wireless transmission. The capsule body contains the pickup element, the illuminating elements, the processing circuit the memory, transmitting circuit and the antenna. While the capsule body remains in a living body, the image pickup element takes images of an interior of the living body. The processing circuit processes the image, generating image information. The memory stores the information. The transmitting circuit reads the information and supplies it to the antenna. The antenna transmits the information by radio, from the living body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2007
    Publication date: October 4, 2007
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hitoshi Mizuno
  • Patent number: D551421
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2007
    Assignee: Hoei Shokai Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Toru Kodama, Hitoshi Mizuno, Takeo Imanaka
  • Patent number: D551422
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2007
    Assignee: Hoei Shokai Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Toru Kodama, Hitoshi Mizuno, Takeo Imanaka