Patents by Inventor Junichi Nakane

Junichi Nakane 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).

  • Publication number: 20220187545
    Abstract: A cleaning tool includes a head, a take-up reel, a driven roller, and a passthrough component. The head presses a cleaning element, having a tape shape, onto an optical connector. The take-up reel reels the cleaning element retrieved from the head. The driven roller guides the cleaning element on a convey path from the head to the take-up reel. The pass-through component includes a slit through which the cleaning element is extended, and the pass-through component is located between the driven rollers and the take-up reel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2020
    Publication date: June 16, 2022
    Applicant: Fujikura Ltd.
    Inventor: Junichi Nakane
  • Publication number: 20220082819
    Abstract: An attachment cleaning tool includes: a cleaning tool; and an attachment detachably attached to the cleaning tool. The cleaning tool includes: cleaning bodies that clean connection end surfaces of ferrules of an optical connector; head members each that press the cleaning bodies against the connection end surfaces; nozzle members that respectively accommodate the head members; a feeding mechanism that supplies and withdraws the cleaning bodies with respect to the head members; and an accommodating body which accommodates the feeding mechanism. Each of the connection members of the attachment includes: an attachment portion attached to a tip portion of each of the nozzle members; and a tubular portion that protrudes from the attachment portion in a longitudinal direction of the nozzle members and into which one of the ferrules is inserted. The connection members move following a relative movement of the nozzle members in the lateral direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2020
    Publication date: March 17, 2022
    Applicant: Fujikura Ltd.
    Inventors: Shunsuke Fujita, Junichi Nakane, Kunihiko Fujiwara
  • Publication number: 20220068305
    Abstract: A base member serves as a part of a housing of a hard disk drive device. The base member includes a base body being a cast product, a first machined surface obtained by machining a portion formed with a convex portion of the base body, and a coating film covering a surface of the base body. The base body includes a coated surface obtained by covering the first machined surface with the coating film, and a second machined portion obtained by machining a part of the base body other than the first machined surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2021
    Publication date: March 3, 2022
    Inventors: Hideaki SHOWA, Kazuo SATO, Junichi NAKANE
  • Patent number: 11226454
    Abstract: A cleaning tool for an optical connector includes: a body part; a substrate to which the body part is fixed; and a head unit that includes: a head that presses a cleaning unit against the optical connector; and a head housing that houses the head. The head housing fits on a housing of the optical connector, and the head unit moves with respect to the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: FUJIKURA LTD.
    Inventor: Junichi Nakane
  • Publication number: 20210146405
    Abstract: An optical connector cleaning tool includes: a tool body; and an extension that moves relatively with respect to the tool body. The extension extends out of the tool body and includes a head that presses a cleaning element formed with a tape-like adhesive element onto an optical connector. A relative movement of the extension with respect to the tool body carries the cleaning element to the head, and after carrying the cleaning element to the head, enables the cleaning element to contact the optical connector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2018
    Publication date: May 20, 2021
    Applicant: Fujikura Ltd.
    Inventor: Junichi Nakane
  • Patent number: 10802226
    Abstract: A cleaning tool for cleaning a plurality of optical connectors where the cleaning tool includes: an adhesive portion that is integrally formed with the cleaning tool and that contacts a plurality of connecting end faces of the optical connectors collectively. The plurality of optical connectors are inserted into and connected with one housing that is fitted with another housing. The adhesive portion is disposed on the other housing. The adhesive portion contacts the connecting end faces collectively by fitting the one housing with the other housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Fujikura Ltd.
    Inventors: Junichi Nakane, Kunihiko Fujiwara, Shigeo Takahashi, Akihiro Nakama, Hirotaka Asada
  • Patent number: 10802227
    Abstract: A cleaning tool for cleaning an optical connector includes: a head that presses a cleaning unit against the optical connector; a supply reel that supplies the cleaning unit to the head; and a take-up reel that collects the cleaning unit from the head. The supply reel and the take-up reel are disposed rotatably about a common rotation shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Fujikura Ltd.
    Inventor: Junichi Nakane
  • Publication number: 20200166714
    Abstract: A cleaning tool includes a tool body and an extension part that extends from the tool body and that includes: a head that presses a cleaning element onto a cleaning target on a pressing surface; an inner guide part through which the head is inserted; and an outer guide part through which the inner guide part is inserted. When cleaning a first optical connector, an outer peripheral portion of the outer guide part guides the head with respect to a ferrule endface of the first optical connector. When cleaning a second optical connector that includes a housing having a different shape from a shape of a housing of the first optical connector, the outer guide part retracts and the inner guide part is exposed toward the second optical connector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2018
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Applicant: Fujikura Ltd.
    Inventor: Junichi Nakane
  • Patent number: 10634857
    Abstract: A cleaning tool for cleaning an optical connector including a plurality of ferrules, including: a plurality of heads whose pressing surfaces are spanned by a cleaner, each of the pressing surfaces being for pressing the cleaner against the ferrules; a guide member that is placed sandwiched between the heads, and that guides the heads in such a manner that the heads can move rearward; and a cover that accommodates the plurality of heads and the guide member and that exposes the cleaner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Fujikura Ltd.
    Inventor: Junichi Nakane
  • Publication number: 20200103600
    Abstract: A cleaning tool for an optical connector includes: a body part; a substrate to which the body part is fixed; and a head unit that includes: a head that presses a cleaning unit against the optical connector; and a head housing that houses the head. The head housing fits on a housing of the optical connector, and the head unit moves with respect to the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2018
    Publication date: April 2, 2020
    Applicant: Fujikura Ltd.
    Inventor: Junichi Nakane
  • Publication number: 20200016632
    Abstract: A cleaning tool that cleans an optical connector includes an adhesive body that contacts an optical signal region of the optical connector where an optical signal enters and is emitted from the optical connector. The adhesive body includes a protrusion that protrudes in a region—that contacts the optical signal region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Applicant: FUJIKURA LTD.
    Inventors: Akihiro Nakama, Junichi Nakane, Kunihiko Fujiwara, Shigeo Takahashi, Hirotaka Asada, Makoto Goto, Masayoshi Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20190384012
    Abstract: A cleaning tool for cleaning an optical connector includes: a head that presses a cleaning unit against the optical connector; a supply reel that supplies the cleaning unit to the head; and a take-up reel that collects the cleaning unit from the head. The supply reel and the take-up reel are disposed rotatably about a common rotation shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2017
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Applicant: FUJIKURA LTD.
    Inventor: Junichi Nakane
  • Publication number: 20190369337
    Abstract: A cleaning tool for cleaning a plurality of optical connectors where the cleaning tool includes: an adhesive portion that is integrally formed with the cleaning tool and that contacts a plurality of connecting end faces of the optical connectors collectively. The plurality of optical connectors are inserted into and connected with one housing that is fitted with another housing. The adhesive portion is disposed on the other housing. The adhesive portion contacts the connecting end faces collectively by fitting the one housing with the other housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2017
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Applicant: FUJIKURA LTD.
    Inventors: Junichi Nakane, Kunihiko Fujiwara, Shigeo Takahashi, Akihiro Nakama, Hirotaka Asada
  • Patent number: 10338322
    Abstract: A cleaning tool includes: a tool body; and an insertion part provided projecting from the tool body, the insertion part being configured to be movable in a predetermined direction with respect to the tool body, the insertion part including a head unit, the head unit being configured to press a cleaning element against a cleaning target with a pressing surface, wherein by relatively moving the tool body and the insertion part, the cleaning element is supplied and recovered, and the head unit is rotated in a rotation direction with the predetermined direction as an axis, the head unit includes a head member and a tubular member, the head member including the pressing surface, the head member being inserted into the tubular member with the pressing surface in a projected state, the cleaning element is stretched around the pressing surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: FUJIKURA LTD.
    Inventor: Junichi Nakane
  • Publication number: 20170351039
    Abstract: A cleaning tool includes a head member that presses a cleaning element at a pressing face against a cleaning target; a feed mechanism that supplies the cleaning element to the pressing face and that collects the cleaning element from the pressing face; and a liquid supply section that supplies a liquid cleaner and moistens the cleaning element at the pressing face with the liquid cleaner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2017
    Publication date: December 7, 2017
    Applicant: FUJIKURA LTD.
    Inventors: Junichi Nakane, Kunihiko Fujiwara
  • Patent number: 9821347
    Abstract: Disclosed is an optical connector cleaning tool including: a tool body; and an extended part that extends from the tool body and that has a head for pressing a cleaning element against an optical connector, the extended part being provided so as to be movable with respect to the tool body. The optical connector is cleaned with the cleaning element by moving the tool body toward the extended part in a state where the cleaning element is pressed against the optical connector with the head. The tool body includes: a take-up reel that, in accordance with the movement of the tool body with respect to the extended part, takes up the cleaning element which has been sent out from the head; and a take-up amount adjustment mechanism that makes constant the take-up amount of the take-up reel per single cleaning operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: FUJIKURA LTD.
    Inventor: Junichi Nakane
  • Publication number: 20170059788
    Abstract: A cleaning tool includes: a tool body; and an insertion part provided projecting from the tool body, the insertion part being configured to be movable in a predetermined direction with respect to the tool body, the insertion part including a head unit, the head unit being configured to press a cleaning element against a cleaning target with a pressing surface, wherein by relatively moving the tool body and the insertion part, the cleaning element is supplied and recovered, and the head unit is rotated in a rotation direction with the predetermined direction as an axis, the head unit includes a head member and a tubular member, the head member including the pressing surface, the head member being inserted into the tubular member with the pressing surface in a projected state, the cleaning element is stretched around the pressing surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2016
    Publication date: March 2, 2017
    Applicant: FUJIKURA LTD.
    Inventor: Junichi NAKANE
  • Publication number: 20150362680
    Abstract: A cleaning tool for cleaning an optical connector including a plurality of ferrules, including: a plurality of heads whose pressing surfaces are spanned by a cleaner, each of the pressing surfaces being for pressing the cleaner against the ferrules; a guide member that is placed sandwiched between the heads, and that guides the heads in such a manner that the heads can move rearward; and a cover that accommodates the plurality of heads and the guide member and that exposes the cleaner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2015
    Publication date: December 17, 2015
    Applicant: FUJIKURA LTD.
    Inventor: Junichi NAKANE
  • Patent number: 9134485
    Abstract: An optical connector cleaning tool includes a cleaning body that is fed and moved, a feeding mechanism that performs supply and take-up of the cleaning body, a housing body that houses the feeding mechanism, an extension portion that extends from the housing body, comprising a plurality of distal end tube portions, and an outer tube body through which the plurality of distal end tube portions pass, including a plurality of distal end openings from which the plurality of distal end tube portions are extended; and a head member that is passed through each of the plurality of distal end tube portions and that presses the cleaning body against the joining end face at the distal end of the extension portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: FUJIKURA LTD.
    Inventors: Kunihiko Fujiwara, Junichi Nakane
  • Publication number: 20140259481
    Abstract: An optical connector cleaning tool includes a cleaning body that is fed and moved, a feeding mechanism that performs supply and take-up of the cleaning body, a housing body that houses the feeding mechanism, an extension portion that extends from the housing body, comprising a plurality of distal end tube portions, and an outer tube body through which the plurality of distal end tube portions pass, including a plurality of distal end openings from which the plurality of distal end tube portions are extended; and a head member that is passed through each of the plurality of distal end tube portions and that presses the cleaning body against the joining end face at the distal end of the extension portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: FUJIKURA LTD.
    Inventors: Kunihiko FUJIWARA, Junichi NAKANE