Patents by Inventor Kenta Kondo

Kenta Kondo 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: 11512993
    Abstract: A valve device is capable of precisely adjusting a flow rate variation with time, aging, or the like without using an external sensor or using as few external sensors as possible. The apparatus includes an adjusting actuator for adjusting the position of the operating member positioned at the open position, a communication unit for receiving adjustment information relating to the adjustment of the opening degree of the flow path by the valve element from the outside of the apparatus, and a control unit for adjusting the position of the operating member by driving the adjusting actuator based on the adjustment information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: FUJIKIN INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Kenta Kondo, Toshihide Yoshida, Hidenobu Sato, Tomohiro Nakata, Tsutomu Shinohara, Masahiko Takimoto
  • Patent number: 11506290
    Abstract: A valve device is capable of precisely adjusting a flow rate variation due to aging, aging, etc. without using an external sensor. An adjusting actuator includes a piezoelectric element for adjusting the position of the operating member positioned at the open position, and the drive circuit of the adjusting actuator includes a detecting unit for detecting an electric signal related to the amount of strain generated in the piezoelectric element, and a control unit for controlling the adjusting actuator so that the opening degree of the flow path by the valve element becomes the target opening degree based on the electric signal related to the amount of strain of the piezoelectric element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: FUJIKIN INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Kenta Kondo, Toshihide Yoshida, Kenji Aikawa, Hidenobu Sato, Tomohiro Nakata, Tsutomu Shinohara, Masahiko Takimoto
  • Patent number: 11506294
    Abstract: A valve body unit is configured to be disengaged from a stem by moving the stem and the valve body unit to a valve seat side in a state where a bonnet is separated from the valve seat, thereby pushing a replacement ring such that the replacement ring moves through the bonnet while decreasing in diameter and then drops down onto a ring dropping portion in the free state, then moving the stem, the valve body unit, and the replacement ring to an opposite side to the valve seat side such that a first surface comes into contact with a second surface and the ring dropping portion comes into contact with the replacement ring, and in this state, moving only the stem to the opposite side to the valve seat side such that the connection formed by a connecting mechanism between the stem connection portion and the stem is released.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: FUJIKIN INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Hidenobu Sato, Kenta Kondo, Tomohiro Nakata, Masahiko Nakazawa, Nobuo Nakamura, Tomoko Yuhara
  • Patent number: 11508514
    Abstract: A multilayer inductor component includes an element body that is an insulator and a coil in which a plurality of coil conductor layers that extend along planes in the element body are electrically connected to each other. Also, each of the coil conductor layers includes metal part and glass part, and the glass part include internal glass portion that is entirely included in the metal part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tomohiro Kido, Masahiro Kubota, Tomonori Sakata, Kenta Kondo, Shimpei Tanabe, Yoshiyuki Oota
  • Patent number: 11482107
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus is provided with a controller comprising at least one processor configured to perform: obtaining route information indicating an operation route of a vehicle utilized by unspecified users; and obtaining desired location information indicating desired locations at which the users desire to get on the vehicle or desired locations at which the users desire to get off the vehicle. Then, the controller of the information processing apparatus determines a stop location, at which the vehicle is stopped for the users to get on or off, based on a plurality of pieces of the desired location information and the route information, and presents stop location information indicating the stop location thus determined to the users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hiroki Yabushita, Keiichi Kondo, Kaori Takahashi, Xin Jin, Daisuke Mizushima, Satoru Ando, Takeshi Murakami, Yuchi Yamanouchi, Kenta Miyahara, So Sawahira, Rina Mukai
  • Publication number: 20220254562
    Abstract: A multilayer inductor component includes an element body that is an insulator and a coil in which a plurality of coil conductor layers that extend along planes in the element body are electrically connected to each other. Also, each of the coil conductor layers includes metal part and glass part, and the glass part include internal glass portion that is entirely included in the metal part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2022
    Publication date: August 11, 2022
    Applicant: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tomohiro KIDO, Masahiro KUBOTA, Tomonori SAKATA, Kenta KONDO, Shimpei TANABE, Yoshiyuki OOTA
  • Publication number: 20220213965
    Abstract: A valve device includes: a body formed with a valve chamber, a first inflow passage, a second inflow passage, an outflow passage, and an annular groove and provided with a valve seat; and a diaphragm configured to communicate with and interrupt the second inflow passage and the outflow passage. An end portion of the second inflow passage is open to the valve chamber. The valve seat is provided on a peripheral edge of a location where the valve chamber and the second inflow passage communicate with each other. The annular groove is open to the valve chamber and is formed around the second inflow passage. An end portion of the outflow passage is open to the annular groove. The first inflow passage has a plurality of flow passages including an inflow port and a plurality of outflow ports, and each outflow port is open to the annular groove.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2022
    Publication date: July 7, 2022
    Inventors: Nobuo NAKAMURA, Kenta KONDO, Tomohiro NAKATA, Tsutomu SHINOHARA
  • Publication number: 20220196163
    Abstract: A valve device capable of precisely adjusting a flow rate includes: an operating member for operating a diaphragm and provided movably between a closed position at which diaphragm closes a flow path and an open position at which diaphragm opens the flow path; a main actuator that receives pressure from a supplied drive fluid and moves the operating member to the open position or the closed position; an adjusting actuator for adjusting the position of the operating member positioned in the open position by using a passive element which expands and contracts in response to a given input signal; a position detecting mechanism for detecting the position of the operating member with respect to a valve body; and an origin position determining unit that uses a valve closed state in which the diaphragm contacts to valve seat to determine an origin position of the position detecting mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2020
    Publication date: June 23, 2022
    Applicant: FUJIKIN INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Daihi TSUCHIGUCHI, Toshihide YOSHIDA, Ryutaro TANNO, Yuya SUZUKI, Kenta KONDO, Tomohiro NAKATA, Tsutomu SHINOHARA, Masahiko TAKIMOTO
  • Patent number: 11359730
    Abstract: A valve device includes: a valve device body including a valve seat; a diaphragm that is provided to cover a valve chamber; a stem; and a valve body portion that is inserted into a central portion of the diaphragm, and that is configured to open and close the fluid passage by approaching the valve seat and separating from the valve seat. The diaphragm includes a main diaphragm, and a support diaphragm positioned on an opposite side of the main diaphragm to the valve chamber side and provided in contact with the main diaphragm. A first terminal end portion on an inner peripheral side of the main diaphragm is fixed to the valve body portion. A second terminal end portion on an inner peripheral side of the support diaphragm is separated from the first terminal end portion on the inner peripheral side of the main diaphragm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: FUJIKIN INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Nobuo Nakamura, Kenta Kondo, Tomohiro Nakata, Masahiko Nakazawa
  • Patent number: 11348719
    Abstract: A multilayer inductor component includes an element body that is an insulator and a coil in which a plurality of coil conductor layers that extend along planes in the element body are electrically connected to each other. Also, each of the coil conductor layers includes metal part and glass part, and the glass part include internal glass portion that is entirely included in the metal part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tomohiro Kido, Masahiro Kubota, Tomonori Sakata, Kenta Kondo, Shimpei Tanabe, Yoshiyuki Oota
  • Patent number: 11306830
    Abstract: A valve device includes a valve body; a valve seat; an inner disk made of a metal alloy having an inner annular portion, outer annular portion and a connecting portion that connects the inner annular portion and the outer annular portion; a diaphragm made of a metal alloy covering the inner disk and the valve seat and moving between an open position at which the diaphragm does not contact the valve seat and a closed position at which the diaphragm contacts the valve seat to enable and shuts off communication between the first flow path and the second flow paths; and a presser adapter that presses a peripheral edge portion of the diaphragm toward the outer annular portion; and the inner disk has a hardness higher than the valve seat and lower than both the valve body and the diaphragm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: FUJIKIN INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Kenta Kondo, Tsutomu Shinohara, Tomohiro Nakata, Hidenobu Sato
  • Publication number: 20220108832
    Abstract: A coil component includes a core having a winding core portion, a first flange portion disposed on a first end portion of the winding core portion, and a second flange portion disposed on a second end portion of the winding core portion; a wire winding on the winding core portion of the core; and a plate member disposed so as to bridge the first flange portion and the second flange portion. The coil component further includes an adhesive portion disposed between the first flange portion and the plate member and adhering the first flange portion to the plate member, and an adhesive portion disposed between the second flange portion and the plate member and adhering the second flange portion to the plate member. The adhesive portion contains a resin and magnetic powder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2021
    Publication date: April 7, 2022
    Applicant: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kenta KONDO, Hiroyuki HONDA, Hiroshi MARUSAWA
  • Publication number: 20220082176
    Abstract: A valve device with which a flow rate can be adjusted precisely includes: an operating member for operating a diaphragm provided in such a way as to be capable of moving between a closed position in which the diaphragm closes a flow path and an open position in which the diaphragm opens the flow path; a main actuator for moving the operating member to the open position or the closed position in response to the pressure of a supplied driving fluid; an adjustment actuator for adjusting the position of the operating member positioned in the open position; and a position detecting mechanism for detecting displacement of the operating member with respect to a valve body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2020
    Publication date: March 17, 2022
    Applicant: FUJIKIN INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Ryutaro TANNO, Toshihide YOSHIDA, Daihi TSUCHIGUCHI, Yuya SUZUKI, Kenta KONDO, Tomohiro NAKATA, Tsutomu SHINOHARA, Masahiko TAKIMOTO
  • Patent number: 11261990
    Abstract: An actuator includes a casing having a first annular groove formed in an inner peripheral portion thereof; a piston having a second annular groove formed in an outer peripheral portion thereof, provided in the casing to form a pressure chamber together with the casing, and driven by a drive fluid from an outside of the actuator; and an annular seal member having a first fitting portion to be fitted into the first annular groove and a second fitting portion to be fitted into the second annular groove to seal the pressure chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: FUJIKIN INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Takeru Miura, Tsutomu Shinohara, Tomohiro Nakata, Toshiyuki Inada, Kazunari Watanabe, Kenta Kondo, Hidenobu Sato, Tomoko Yuhara
  • Publication number: 20220049775
    Abstract: A diaphragm includes: a metal thin plate; and a thin film layer formed over an entirety of a surface on one side of the thin plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2021
    Publication date: February 17, 2022
    Inventors: Kenta KONDO, Toshiyuki INADA, Tomohiro NAKATA, Kazunari WATANABE, Tomoki NAKADA
  • Patent number: 11242934
    Abstract: Provided is a valve device which can precisely adjust the flow rate while ensuring the flow rate of the fluid. A valve device includes a main actuator which receives a pressure of a supplied drive fluid and moves an operating member to an open position or closed position; an adjusting actuator arranged to receive at least a part of a force generated by the main actuator and for adjusting the position of the operating member positioned at the open position; and a pressure regulator provided in a feed path of the drive fluid to the main actuator and for regulating the pressure of the supplied drive fluid to suppress fluctuation of the pressure of the drive fluid supplied to the main actuator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: FUJIKIN INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Kenta Kondo, Toshihide Yoshida, Masahiko Takimoto, Tsutomu Shinohara, Tomohiro Nakata, Takeru Miura, Masahiko Nakazawa
  • Publication number: 20210372532
    Abstract: A valve device includes: a body in which an in-flow path and an out-flow path are formed; a valve element that is configured to open and close the in-flow path and the out-flow path; a stem that is configured to move closer to and away from the body in order to cause the valve element to allow and block communication between the in-flow path and the out-flow path; a stroke adjustment portion that is configured to adjust an amount of stroke of the stem; and a displacement sensor that is configured to detect displacement of the stem.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2021
    Publication date: December 2, 2021
    Inventors: Ryutaro TANNO, Tomohiro NAKATA, Toshihide YOSHIDA, Kenta KONDO, Yuya SUZUKI, Tsutomu SHINOHARA
  • Patent number: 11187346
    Abstract: A control device for a valve device can detect open/close state of the valve device without using limit switches. The valve device includes a diaphragm for opening and closing a flow path for flowing a fluid, a coil spring for biasing the diaphragm in the closing direction of flow path, a main actuator for driving it against the biasing force of the coil spring, and an adjusting actuator using a piezoelectric element for adjusting the opening degree of the flow path determined by the diaphragm. The controller detects the open/close state of flow path based on the voltage generated by the piezoelectric element of the adjusting actuator, and controls valve device using the detection signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: FUJIKIN INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Masahiko Takimoto, Toshihide Yoshida, Kenta Kondo, Ryousuke Dohi, Kouji Nishino
  • Publication number: 20210285552
    Abstract: A valve device includes a valve body; a valve seat; an inner disk made of a metal alloy having an inner annular portion, outer annular portion and a connecting portion that connects the inner annular portion and the outer annular portion; a diaphragm made of a metal alloy covering the inner disk and the valve seat and moving between an open position at which the diaphragm does not contact the valve seat and a closed position at which the diaphragm contacts the valve seat to enable and shuts off communication between the first flow path and the second flow paths; and a presser adapter that presses a peripheral edge portion of the diaphragm toward the outer annular portion; and the inner disk has a hardness higher than the valve seat and lower than both the valve body and the diaphragm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2019
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Applicant: FUJIKIN INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Kenta KONDO, Tsutomu SHINOHARA, Tomohiro NAKATA, Hidenobu SATO
  • Publication number: 20210239222
    Abstract: A valve body unit is configured to be disengaged from a stem by moving the stem and the valve body unit to a valve seat side in a state where a bonnet is separated from the valve seat, thereby pushing a replacement ring such that the replacement ring moves through the bonnet while decreasing in diameter and then drops down onto a ring dropping portion in the free state, then moving the stem, the valve body unit, and the replacement ring to an opposite side to the valve seat side such that a first surface comes into contact with a second surface and the ring dropping portion comes into contact with the replacement ring, and in this state, moving only the stem to the opposite side to the valve seat side such that the connection formed by a connecting mechanism between the stem connection portion and the stem is released.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2021
    Publication date: August 5, 2021
    Inventors: Hidenobu SATO, Kenta KONDO, Tomohiro NAKATA, Masahiko NAKAZAWA, Nobuo NAKAMURA, Tomoko YUHARA