Patents by Inventor Kouji Nishino

Kouji Nishino 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: 20220299432
    Abstract: A concentration measuring device 100 comprises: a measurement cell 4 having a flow path, a light source 1, a photodetector 7 for detecting light emitted from the measurement cell, and an arithmetic circuit 8 for calculating light absorbance and concentration of a fluid to be measured on the basis of an output of the photodetector, the measurement cell includes a cell body, a window portion 3 fixed to the cell body so as to contact the flow path, and a reflective member 5 for reflecting light incident on the measurement cell through the window portion, the window portion is fixed to the cell body 40 by a window holding member 30 via a gasket 15, an annular sealing protrusion 15a is provided on a first surface of the gasket for supporting the window portion, and an annular sealing protrusion 42a is also provided on a support surface 42 of the cell body for supporting the second surface opposite to the first surface of the gasket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2022
    Publication date: September 22, 2022
    Applicant: FUJIKIN INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Masaaki NAGASE, Kazuteru Tanaka, Keiji Hirao, Tadayuki Yakushijin, Kouji Nishino, Michio Yamaji, Nobukazu Ikeda
  • Publication number: 20220283081
    Abstract: The concentration measurement device 100 includes an electric unit 20 having a light source 22 and a photodetector 24, a fluid unit 10 having a measurement cell 1, a first light-transmission member 11 for transmitting light from the light source to the measurement cell, a second light transmission member 12 for transmitting light from the measurement cell to the photodetector, a lens 3A provided in the fluid unit, the lens 3A being arranged such that light from the first light transmission member is to be incident on the first position and light is to be emitted from the second position to the second light transmission member, a pressure sensor 5 for measuring pressure of fluid flowing through the measurement cell, and an arithmetic circuit 28 for detecting concentration of the fluid flowing through the measurement cell, the arithmetic circuit being configured to calculate the fluid concentration based on the output of the photodetector and a correction factor related to the pressure output by the pressure se
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2020
    Publication date: September 8, 2022
    Applicant: FUJIKIN INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Masaaki NAGASE, Masahiko TAKIMOTO, Kazuteru TANAKA, Kouji NISHINO, Nobukazu IKEDA
  • Publication number: 20220268365
    Abstract: A diaphragm valve includes a body 3 having a flow path 2 formed therein, a sheet 4 formed in the flow path 2, a metal diaphragm 5 for opening and closing the flow path 2 by abutting on or separating from the sheet 4, a pair of clamping parts 6 and 7 for claiming peripheral edge portions of both side surfaces of the metal diaphragm 5 respectively to fix the metal diaphragm 5 to the body 3, and an actuator 8 for abutting the metal diaphragm 5 on the sheet 4 or separating the metal diaphragm from the sheet 4, wherein a fluorine resin coating is formed on a sheet side surface 5a of the metal diaphragm 5 in a region excluding a clamping region D-C between the sheet side surface 5a and the clamping part 7, and at least in a contact region B-A with the sheet 4 in a region C surrounded by the clamping region D-C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2020
    Publication date: August 25, 2022
    Applicant: FUJIKIN INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Kaoru HIRATA, Masaaki NAGASE, Atsushi HIDAKA, Kazuyuki MORISAKI, Keisuke IDEGUCHI, Kosuke SUGIMOTO, Masafumi KITANO, Kouji NISHINO, Nobukazu IKEDA
  • Patent number: 11416011
    Abstract: A pressure-type flow rate control device includes a restriction part; a control valve provided upstream of the restriction part; an upstream pressure sensor for detecting pressure between the restriction part and the control valve; and an arithmetic processing circuit connected to the control valve and the upstream pressor sensor. The device is configured to perform flow rate control by controlling the control valve according to an output of the upstream pressure sensor. The arithmetic processing circuit performs an operation of closing the control valve in order to reduce a flow rate of a fluid flowing through the restriction part, and performs an operation of closing the control valve by feedback control in which a target value is an exponential function more gradual than the pressure drop characteristic data when a gas flows out of the restriction part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: FUJIKIN INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Katsuyuki Sugita, Kaoru Hirata, Nobukazu Ikeda, Kouji Nishino, Masahiko Takimoto, Takahiro Imai, Shinya Ogawa
  • Patent number: 11402250
    Abstract: The liquid level meter according to the present invention includes a resistive temperature detector, a temperature measuring body located above it, a temperature detecting unit detecting temperatures of the resistive temperature detector and the temperature measuring body, a current controlling unit determining a current value to be flowed through the resistive temperature detector so that the resistive temperature detector and the temperature measuring body become a predetermined temperature difference, a power supply unit supplying the current of the determined current value to the resistive temperature detector, and a liquid level detecting unit detecting a position of a liquid level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: FUJIKIN INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Atsushi Hidaka, Takatoshi Nakatani, Satoru Yamashita, Katsuyuki Sugita, Kaoru Hirata, Masaaki Nagase, Kouji Nishino, Nobukazu Ikeda
  • Patent number: 11391668
    Abstract: A concentration measuring device 100 comprises: a measurement cell 4 having a flow path, a light source 1, a photodetector 7 for detecting light emitted from the measurement cell, and an arithmetic circuit 8 for calculating light absorbance and concentration of a fluid to be measured on the basis of an output of the photodetector, the measurement cell includes a cell body, a window portion 3 fixed to the cell body so as to contact the flow path, and a reflective member 5 for reflecting light incident on the measurement cell through the window portion, the window portion is fixed to the cell body 40 by a window holding member 30 via a gasket 15, an annular sealing protrusion 15a is provided on a first surface of the gasket for supporting the window portion, and an annular sealing protrusion 42a is also provided on a support surface 42 of the cell body for supporting the second surface opposite to the first surface of the gasket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: FUJIKIN INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Masaaki Nagase, Kazuteru Tanaka, Keiji Hirao, Tadayuki Yakushijin, Kouji Nishino, Michio Yamaji, Nobukazu Ikeda
  • Patent number: 11391608
    Abstract: A self-diagnosis method of a flow rate control device includes: a step (a) for measuring a pressure drop characteristic after a pressure control valve (6) has been changed to a closed state from a state where a fluid flows from the upstream side of the pressure control valve with the opening of a flow rate control valve (8) is larger than a restriction part; a step (b) for measuring the pressure drop characteristic after the pressure control valve has been changed to the closed state from a state where the fluid flows from the upstream side of the flow rate control valve to the downstream side with the opening of the flow rate control valve is smaller than the restriction part; a step (c) for determining whether there is an abnormality by comparing the pressure drop characteristic measured in step (a) with a corresponding reference pressure drop characteristic; a step (d) for determining whether there is an abnormality by comparing the pressure drop characteristic measured in step (b) with a corresponding ref
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: FUJIKIN INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Katsuyuki Sugita, Ryousuke Dohi, Kaoru Hirata, Koji Kawada, Nobukazu Ikeda, Kouji Nishino
  • Publication number: 20220197316
    Abstract: The flow rate control device 10 includes a control valve 11, a restriction part 12 provided downstream of the control valve 11, an upstream pressure sensor 13 for measuring a pressure P1 between the control valve 11 and the restriction part 12, a differential pressure sensor 20 for measuring a differential pressure ?P between the upstream and the downstream of the restriction part 12, and an arithmetic control circuit 16 connected to the control valve 11, the upstream pressure sensor 13, and the differential pressure sensor 20.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2020
    Publication date: June 23, 2022
    Applicant: FUJIKIN INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Kaoru HIRATA, Keisuke IDEGUCHI, Shinya OGAWA, Katsuyuki SUGITA, Masaaki NAGASE, Kouji NISHINO, Nobukazu IKEDA, Hiroyuki ITO
  • Publication number: 20220170849
    Abstract: The concentration measurement device 100 includes an electric unit 20 having a light source 22 and a photodetector 24, a fluid unit 10 having a measurement cell 1, optical fibers 11 and 12 for connecting the electric unit 20 and the fluid unit 10 and is configured to measure the concentration of the fluid in the measurement cell by detecting the light incident from the light source 22 to the measurement cell and then emitted from the measurement cell by the photodetector 24, where optical connection parts 32 and 34 connected to the optical fibers 11, 12 and the light source 22 or the photodetector 24 are integrally provided in the electric unit 20.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2020
    Publication date: June 2, 2022
    Applicant: FUJIKIN INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Masaaki NAGASE, Kazuteru TANAKA, Masahiko TAKIMOTO, Kouji NISHINO, Nobukazu IKEDA
  • Publication number: 20220172969
    Abstract: A concentration measurement device 20 for measuring the concentration of the a gas flowing through a junction block 14 connected to a plurality of gas supply lines includes a light source 40 for generating light incident to a flow path formed in the junction block, a photodetector 44 for receiving light emitting from the flow path, and an arithmetic control circuit 46 for determining the concentration of the gas flowing through the flow path based on the output of the photodetector, translucent incident windows 26 and 23 for making light from the light source incident to the flow path and, at least one of the translucent emitting windows 28 and 23 for emitting light passing through the flow path being sealed and fixed to the junction block 14.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2020
    Publication date: June 2, 2022
    Applicant: FUJIKIN INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Masaaki NAGASE, Keiichi HASEGAWA, Kouji NISHINO, Nobukazu IKEDA
  • Patent number: 11346457
    Abstract: A piezoelectric element-driven valve 1 including a main body, a valve element, piezoelectric actuators, a plurality of cylindrical actuator boxes arranged in series, a cylindrical outer connecting jig detachably connecting the adjacent actuator boxes and having an opening for drawing out wiring, a plurality of piezoelectric actuators accommodated in the actuator box respectively in the same direction, and a cylindrical inner connecting jig slidably accommodated in the outer connecting jig and having an opening for positioning the adjacent piezoelectric actuators and drawing out wiring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: FUJIKIN INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Ryousuke Dohi, Kaoru Hirata, Katsuyuki Sugita, Koji Kawada, Kouji Nishino, Nobukazu Ikeda
  • Patent number: 11326921
    Abstract: The flow rate measuring method is performed in a common gas supply system comprising a plurality of gas supply paths each having a first valve, and a gas measuring device formed downstream side of the plurality of gas supply paths, having a pressure sensor, a temperature sensor, and a downstream side second valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: FUJIKIN INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Masaaki Nagase, Yohei Sawada, Kouji Nishino, Nobukazu Ikeda
  • Patent number: 11313756
    Abstract: An abnormality detection method performed using a flow rate control device including a restriction portion, a control valve, a first pressure sensor, a second pressure sensor, and a downstream valve, includes a step of changing the control valve and the downstream valve from an open state to a closed state, a step of measuring an upstream pressure or a downstream pressure in the closed state, and at least one step of (a) extracting an upstream pressure at a point when a difference between the upstream pressure and the downstream pressure reaches a predetermined value as an upstream convergence pressure, and extracting the downstream pressure as a downstream convergence pressure, and (b) extracting the time from a point when the control valve are changed to a closed state to a point when a difference between the upstream pressure and the downstream pressure reaches a predetermined value as a convergence time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: FUTIKIN INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Masaaki Nagase, Kaoru Hirata, Yohei Sawada, Kouji Nishino, Nobukazu Ikeda
  • Publication number: 20220074851
    Abstract: A Concentration measurement device 100 comprises: a measurement cell 4 having a flow path through which a gas flows, a light source 1 for generating incident light to the measurement cell, a photodetector 7 for detecting light emitted from the measurement cell, a pressure sensor 20 for detecting a pressure of the gas in the measurement cell, a temperature sensor 22 for detecting a temperature of the gas in the measurement cell, and an arithmetic circuit 8 for calculating a concentration of the gas based on an output P of the pressure sensor, an output T of the temperature sensor, an output I of the photodetector, and an extinction coefficient ?, wherein the arithmetic circuit 8 is configured to calculate the concentration using the extinction coefficient ? determined on the basis of the output of the temperature sensor 22.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2020
    Publication date: March 10, 2022
    Applicant: FUJIKIN INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Masaaki NAGASE, Kazuteru TANAKA, Masahiko TAKIMOTO, Kouji NISHINO, Nobukazu IKEDA
  • Patent number: 11269362
    Abstract: A flow rate control method performed using a flow rate control device 100 comprising a first control valve 6 provided in a flow path, a second control valve 8 provided downstream of the first control valve, and a pressure sensor 3 for measuring fluid pressure downstream of the first control valve, the method comprising steps of: (a) closing the opening of the first control valve from a state in which, while controlling the opening of the first control valve based on an output of the pressure sensor so as to be the first flow rate, maintaining the opening of the second control valve in an open state, and flowing a fluid at the first flow rate; and (b) based on the output of the pressure sensor, the pressure remaining downstream of the first control valve is controlled by adjusting the opening of the second control valve, and flowing the fluid at the second flow rate downstream of the second control valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: FUJIKIN INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Kaoru Hirata, Shinya Ogawa, Katsuyuki Sugita, Kouji Nishino, Nobukazu Ikeda
  • Publication number: 20220034794
    Abstract: A concentration measuring device 100 comprises: a measurement cell 4 having a flow path, a light source 1, a photodetector 7 for detecting light emitted from the measurement cell, and an arithmetic circuit 8 for calculating light absorbance and concentration of a fluid to be measured on the basis of an output of the photodetector, the measurement cell includes a cell body, a window portion 3 fixed to the cell body so as to contact the flow path, and a reflective member 5 for reflecting light incident on the measurement cell through the window portion, the window portion is fixed to the cell body 40 by a window holding member 30 via a gasket 15, an annular sealing protrusion 15a is provided on a first surface of the gasket for supporting the window portion, and an annular sealing protrusion 42a is also provided on a support surface 42 of the cell body for supporting the second surface opposite to the first surface of the gasket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2019
    Publication date: February 3, 2022
    Applicant: FUJIKIN INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Masaaki NAGASE, Kazuteru TANAKA, Keiji HIRAO, Tadayuki YAKUSHIJIN, Kouji NISHINO, Michio YAMAJI, Nobukazu IKEDA
  • Patent number: 11226257
    Abstract: A fluid controller is provided having a flow path through which a fluid can flow, a closed space separated from the flow path by an isolation member, and a leak port capable of communicating the closed space with an external part. An anomaly detection device for detecting an anomaly has a pressure sensor detachably fixed to the leak port, a pressure sensor for detecting the pressure in the closed space, a processing module for executing a predetermined information processing, and an detachable mechanism for blocking the leak port from the external part in the state of being fixed. The processing module determines an anomaly of the fluid controller by comparing a detection value detected by the pressure sensor to a predetermined threshold, and transmits a discrimination result of the anomaly of the fluid controller to a server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: Fujikin Inc.
    Inventors: Akihiro Harada, Kouji Nishino, Ryousuke Dohi, Koji Kawada, Katsuyuki Sugita, Nobukazu Ikeda, Michio Yamaji, Tsutomu Shinohara, Ryutaro Tanno, Yuto Kawauchi
  • Patent number: 11226641
    Abstract: A fluid control device includes a main body block including a first flow passage, and a second flow passage, a first and second fluid control units installed on an installation surface of the main body block. The first and second flow passages include a first portion extending along a first direction and a second flow passage portion orthogonal to the first direction. The second portion is formed of a hole extending from a side surface of the main body block and a sealing member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: FUJIKIN INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Kaoru Hirata, Katsuyuki Sugita, Takahiro Imai, Shinya Ogawa, Kouji Nishino, Nobukazu Ikeda
  • Publication number: 20220003662
    Abstract: A concentration measurement method is performed using a concentration measurement device comprising: a measurement cell for flowing a fluid to be measured; a light source for generating light incident on the measurement cell; a photodetector for detecting light emitted from the measurement cell; an arithmetic unit for calculating the absorbance and concentration of the fluid to be measured based on an output of the photodetector; and a temperature sensor for measuring the temperature of the fluid to be measured.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2019
    Publication date: January 6, 2022
    Applicant: FUJIKIN INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Masaaki NAGASE, Hidekazu ISHII, Kouji NISHINO, Nobukazu IKEDA
  • Patent number: 11216016
    Abstract: A flow rate control method for raising a flow rate performed in a flow control device having a first control valve, a second control valve downstream of the first control valve, and a pressure sensor for measuring a pressure between the first and the second control valves, comprises a step (a) of determining a pressure remaining downstream of the first control valve in a state of closing the second control valve, and a step (b) of controlling the pressure remaining downstream of the first control valve by adjusting the opening degree of the second control valve based on the output of the pressure sensor to flow the fluid downstream the second control valve at the first flow rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: FUJIKIN INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Kaoru Hirata, Shinya Ogawa, Katsuyuki Sugita, Kouji Nishino, Nobukazu Ikeda