Hitoshi Nishimura 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 condenser lens for collecting a laser beam (300) is disposed between the laser oscillator and the incident end surface of the optical fiber. The laser beam (300) is divided into a plurality of beams (303, 304). The power of the laser beam (304) is measured and maximized by adjusting the position of the condenser lens. The FFP of the laser beam (303) is measured and minimized by adjusting the position of the condenser lens. These adjusted positions are stored as the first and second lens positions. The FFP of the laser beam (303) is measured while the condenser lens is being moved between these positions so as to make the BPP not more than a predetermined value.
Abstract: A laser processing head includes parallel plate (17) that shifts an optical axis of a laser beam to be emitted from a top to a bottom of body case (6) from a first optical axis to a second optical axis, parallel plate (19) that shift the optical axis of the laser beam from the second optical axis to a third optical axis, and body case (6) that accommodates holders (7 and 18) that respectively hold parallel plates (17 and 19). The laser processing head further includes a rotation mechanism that rotates holders (7 and 18) around a first rotary axis. Opening (7a) that a laser beam reflected by an incident surface of second parallel plate (19) passes through is formed in holder (7), and light receiving part (6a) that receives the laser beam having passed through opening (7a) is disposed in body case (6).
Abstract: A sheet delivery system includes: an end section detector which detects a position of an end section of a sheet; an end section conveying apparatus which holds the end section of the sheet and which conveys the end section of the sheet to a joining unit; a roll driving motor which rotationally drives a standby-side original material roll around a central axis thereof; and a suction roller which is capable of coming into rolling contact with an outer peripheral surface of the standby-side original material roll, and which includes an outer peripheral surface capable of suctioning the end section of the sheet in order to separate the end section of the sheet from the standby-side original material roll. The end section detector is attached at a position which enables detection of the end section of the sheet separated from the standby-side original material roll by the suction roller.
Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a method for producing 5-hydroxymethyl-2-furfural (5-HMF) suitable for industrial-scale production and a novel catalyst composition for use in synthesizing 5-HMF. The present invention provides a method for producing 5-HMF comprising performing a dehydration reaction of a carbohydrate comprising a hexose as a constituent sugar or a derivative thereof by using activated carbon as a catalyst; and a catalyst composition for use in the reaction for producing 5-HMF from a carbohydrate comprising a hexose as a constituent sugar through a dehydration reaction, the catalyst composition comprising activated carbon.
Abstract: A screw compressor that enhances performance of a compressor main unit and a motor is provided. The screw compressor includes an oil-injected compressor main unit that compresses air with injecting oil in a compression chamber and an axial-gap motor that drives the compressor main unit. A male rotor of the compressor main unit has a suction-side shaft portion connected coaxially with a rotor shaft of the motor. The screw compressor further includes a suction-side bearing that rotatably supports the suction-side shaft portion of the male rotor. The suction-side bearing restricts axial movement of the suction-side shaft portion and bears a radial load and axial loads in both directions.
Abstract: To provide a display tool and fixture having above-average strength. A fixture (10) having: a member (12) to be fixed; a support member (14) mounted to the member (12) to be fixed; and a holding member (16) which extends in a direction intersecting with the member (12) to be fixed, which is positioned so that one end thereof is supported by the support member (14) and so as to make contact with the undersurface of the member (12) to be fixed or so as to be below the member (12) to be fixed, and from which an article is hung and held.
Abstract: There is provided an optical axis alignment mechanism between the laser oscillator and the optical fiber. The laser oscillator emits laser light, which then emerges from the emission end of the optical fiber via the axis alignment mechanism. Part of the laser light is received on the light-receiving surface of the CCD camera of a laser light evaluator. Thus, the laser light evaluator acquires a light intensity distribution. The light intensity distribution is used by the optical axis alignment mechanism to align the axis of the laser oscillator with the axis of the optical fiber.
Abstract: A fiber coupling device (100) includes the following components: a wedge plate (102) for receiving light and refracting the light in a predetermined direction, a condenser lens (104) for collecting the light refracted by the wedge plate (102); and an optical fiber (107) having an incident surface for receiving the light collected by the condenser lens (104). The wedge plate (102) is held rotatable around the optical axis (200) of the light incident on the wedge plate (102). The light refracted by the wedge plate (102) and collected by the condenser lens (104) is incident on a different point on the incident surface depending on the rotation angle of the wedge plate (102).
Abstract: A sheet-feeding system includes a holding part which holds an end portion of a sheet, a nozzle part for discharging an adhesive agent for joining sheets to each other, and a nozzle moving unit which supports the nozzle part such that the nozzle part is made movable within a region including both temporarily holding parts, in which when a sheet joining condition is established where a remaining amount of the sheet on one original sheet roll becomes equal to or below a predetermined remaining amount, an end portion of the sheet on the other original sheet roll is conveyed to the temporarily holding part by the holding part and, thereafter, the nozzle part is moved to the temporarily holding part, and the adhesive agent is discharged to the end portion of the sheet from the nozzle part.
Abstract: A laser device includes the following components: a laser resonator for emitting a laser beam; a condenser lens (21) for collecting the laser beam emitted from the laser resonator; an optical fiber (7) for transmitting the laser beam collected by the condenser lens (21); at least one light sensor (5) opposing a light receiving surface of the condenser lens (21) and outside the optical path of the laser beam, the at least one light sensor (5) detecting the amount of return light from the condenser lens (21); and a controller for determining the presence of an abnormality when the value of the amount detected by any of the at least one light sensor (5) is greater than the predetermined maximum threshold.
Abstract: Laser processing device (1) includes: laser-beam switching apparatus (70) that switches between a first optical path and a second optical path as an optical path along which a laser beam is to travel, the first optical path including first fiber (11), the second optical path including second fiber (21) that has a core diameter that is larger than a core diameter of first fiber (11); and processing head (80) that illuminates a same processed point on workpiece (900) with a laser beam that has passed through the first optical path or the second optical path. When illumination with laser beam that has passed through the first optical path is performed for a predetermined period of time, laser-beam switching apparatus (70) switches from the first optical path to the second optical path.
Abstract: When a remaining amount of a sheet on one original sheet roll is equal to or less than a predetermined remaining amount, a pair of holding pads is brought into a first posture where holding surfaces are opened, and the holding surface of one holding pad is pressed to a joining end portion from the outside of the original sheet roll in a radial direction of the other original sheet roll. Further, the holding pad is moved such that the joining end portion is separated toward the outside of the original sheet roll in the radial direction. Further, the posture of the pair of holding pads is changed into a second posture where the holding surfaces approach each other, and the joining end portion is conveyed to a joining part in a state where the joining end portion is sandwiched between the holding surfaces of the pair of holding pads.
Abstract: A rotation angle detection device including: a rotor; a stator including “b” (b?3) magnetic detection portions (MDPs) each including a bias magnetic field generation portion and a magnetic detection element (MDE); and a rotation angle processor calculating a rotation angle of the rotor based on a detection by the (MDEs). The rotor has convex and concave portions (CCPs), which change in “x” cycles for a mechanical angle 360 (“x”?1) to make the MDEs possible to obtain a sine wave. There are arranged “b” MDPs along a circumferential direction of the stator for each cycle of the CCPs, which are arranged at intervals of a mechanical angle 360×(n×b+m)/(x×b), where “n” (n?0) represents, by a number of cycles, a deviation amount of each of the MDPs from a reference position in the circumferential direction, and “m” (1?m?“b”) represents a position of a MDP in an arrangement order.
Abstract: A method for purifying an N-(?-alkoxyethyl)formamide contained in a mixture thereof with a plurality of distillation columns, the plurality of distillation columns being arranged serially, the method including condensing a distillate from the second or any later-stage distillation column to obtain a condensate and returning at least some of the condensate to the preceding distillation column.
Abstract: Provided is a production method for N-(?-hydroxyethyl) formamide, having a step (1) in which a basic catalyst stored in a catalyst supply device and formamide are mixed in a mixing tank; and a step (2) in which the formamide mixed with the basic catalyst is brought in contact with acetaldehyde and N-(?-hydroxyethyl) formamide is obtained. In step (1), at least part of the catalyst supply device is vibrated while the basic catalyst is supplied to the mixing tank.
Abstract: The present invention provides a compound having the basic structure shown by Formula (I) in which the indole ring and the pyrazolopyridine structure is bound through a substituent, a salt thereof or a solvate of either the compound or a salt of the compound, as well as a preventative agent or a therapeutic agent for non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (Type 2 diabetes) or obesity containing such compound, salt or solvate as an active ingredient.
Abstract: A joining unit includes: a suction holding member having a suction surface configured to suction an end section of a sheet; a moving mechanism configured to move the suction surface toward an intermediate section of a sheet of a delivery-side original material roll along a path set in advance so that tension is applied to the sheet; and a regulating mechanism that is configured to switch between a regulated state in which a movement of the end section of the sheet with respect to the suction holding member due to the tension is regulated and an allowable state in which the movement of the end section of the sheet with respect to the suction holding member is allowed. The controller switches the regulating mechanism to the regulated state during the movement of the suction surface toward the intermediate section of the sheet of the delivery-side original material roll.
Abstract: A safety driving assistant system according to one aspect of the present disclosure includes a server, and a target vehicle receiving safety driving assistance. The server includes: an acquisition unit configured to acquire, from probe vehicles, probe information including information of a time within a predetermined time period and a position of the corresponding probe vehicle at the time; and a tail position calculation unit configured to calculate, based on the probe information acquired by the acquisition unit, a traffic congestion tail position located upstream of a branch point at which a road branches into a plurality of lanes. The safety driving assistant system further includes a recommendation section calculation unit configured to calculate a lane-change recommendation section in which a lane change is recommended, based on the traffic congestion tail position calculated by the tail position calculation unit.
March 30, 2017
May 23, 2019
SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD., HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
Abstract: An organic electroluminescence device includes: an anode; a cathode; and a single- or multi-layer organic layer interposed between the anode and the cathode. The organic layer includes at least one emitting layer containing a dopant material represented by a formula below. In the formula, X1 to X5 each independently represent CR1 or a nitrogen atom, at least one of X1 to X5 is a nitrogen atom, L1 represents a divalent aromatic hydrocarbon group or a divalent heterocyclic group, A and B each independently represents a cyclic structure, at least one of the cyclic structure A and the cyclic structure B has a substituent, and R1 represents an aryl group, alkyl group or the like.
Abstract: Provided are a method for producing N-(?-alkoxyethyl)formamide, comprising adding an acid catalyst to the mixed liquid within 3 hours from start of mixing after mixing of N-(?-hydroxyethyl)formamide with an alcohol has been started, by which the N-(?-alkoxyethyl)formamide can be produced at a high yield without additional investment in plant and equipment while suppressing an increase in the temperature of the mixed liquid and preventing corrosion of a pipe; and a method for producing N-(?-alkoxyethyl)formamide, comprising degassing carbon dioxide in the reaction of N-(?-hydroxyethyl)formamide with an alcohol, by which the N-(?-alkoxyethyl)formamide having a decreased carbonate concentration can be produced.