Masaki 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).
Abstract: An optical connection structure including first optical fibers, second optical fibers, a first optical connector, and a second optical connector is disclosed. The first optical connector is configured such that each of first distal end portions of the first optical fibers protrudes from a first front end surface to the outside when the first optical connector and the second optical connector are connected to each other. Each of the first distal end portions is inserted into a corresponding second fiber hole of the second optical connector. The second optical connector is configured such that each of second distal end portions of the second optical fibers is moved rearward inside second fiber holes due to each of the first distal end portions respectively inserted into the second fiber holes. The first optical fibers and the second optical fibers are optically coupled to each other inside the second fiber holes.
October 26, 2021
Date of Patent:
November 14, 2023
SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC OPTIFRONTIER CO., LTD., JAPAN COMMUNICATION ACCESSORIES MANUFACTURING CO., LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC LIGHTWAVE CORP.
Abstract: Generation of impurity ions is prevented or reduced in a carbon ion generating device in which a laser-driven ion acceleration system is employed. A carbon ion generating device generates a carbonized region by irradiating a film made of an organic compound with a first laser beam, and generates carbon ions by irradiating at least a part of the carbonized region with a second laser beam.
Abstract: A fuel tank manufacturing apparatus for a fuel tank, the fuel tank having therein a built-in component with a head portion, a neck portion, and a shoulder portion, and having the built-in component anchored to a tank body with a part of a parison wrapped around the neck portion during molding the tank body, includes: a pair of molding dies to have the parison transferred to the built-in component by blow molding; and shaping devices respectively provided in the pair of molding dies, wherein the shaping devices each include: an end surface to contact the parison; a recess provided in the end surface to receive the head portion and the neck portion and covered by the shoulder portion during molding; and an air hole provided in an area of a bottom surface of the recess corresponding to the head portion through which air pressure is applied toward the head portion.
Abstract: An association system associates information with image data used for training of a machine learning model. The association system has a processor that acquires target image data of a target image which is an image to be processed, analyzes the target image data to detect an object region indicating an image of an object of interest from within the target image, determines an extended region including the object region and a portion on an outer side of the object region, and associates annotation data, which indicates annotation information including region information indicating the extended region, with the target image data to be stored in a storage device.
Abstract: A hot water device includes a heat exchanger and an apparatus to which the heat exchanger is to be connected. First and second cases for the heat exchanger and the apparatus to which the heat exchanger is to be connected include first and second flange portions laid over each other and welded together. The first and second flange portions are each demarcated into a corner flange portion corresponding to one of first and second corner portions, and into a non-corner flange portion other than the corner flange portion. The non-corner flange portions protrude more to the outside of the first and second cases than the corner flange portions.
Abstract: A magnetic memory includes first magnetic members extending along a first direction. First and second wirings are spaced apart from the first magnetic members on a second end side of the first magnetic members. At least one of the first magnetic members is between the first and second wirings in a plan view from the first direction. A second magnetic member has a first portion facing the first wiring and electrically connected to a first magnetic member on one side and a second portion facing the first wiring on an opposite side. The second portion is electrically connected to another first magnetic member. A control circuit causes a current to flow through one of the first wiring or the second wiring when data is written into the first magnetic member that is between the first wiring and the second wiring.
Abstract: A front vehicle-body structure includes: a lower member extending in a vehicle front-rear direction and extending upward toward the rear; and an upper member extending in the vehicle front-rear direction from a rear end of the lower member. The lower member and the upper member are coupled to each other on a plurality of pairs of surfaces, and coupling portions coupling surfaces of the lower member with surfaces of the upper member are offset from each other in the vehicle front-rear direction.
Abstract: A workpiece processing method includes performing additive manufacturing for a first region of a workpiece; and performing additive manufacturing for a second region of the workpiece, the second region being smaller in width than the first region. The performing additive manufacturing for the first region includes positioning an additive-manufacturing head and the workpiece relative to each other so as to make a distance between the workpiece and a laser beam emitter in the additive-manufacturing head equal to a first distance. The performing additive manufacturing for the second region includes positioning the additive-manufacturing head and the workpiece relative to each other so as to make the distance between the workpiece and the laser beam emitter in the additive-manufacturing head equal to a second distance that is smaller than the first distance.
Abstract: According to one embodiment, a semiconductor memory device includes first and second semiconductor layers and a first conductive layer. The first and second semiconductor layers extend in a first direction. The second semiconductor layer is stacked above the first semiconductor layer in a second direction intersecting the first direction. The first conductive layer intersects the first and second semiconductor layers and extends in the second direction. The first conductive layer includes first and second portions intersecting the first and second semiconductor layers respectively. A width of the first portion in the first direction is smaller than a width of the second portion in the first direction. A thickness of the first semiconductor layer in the second direction is larger than a thickness of the second semiconductor layer in the second direction.
Abstract: A light-emitting device is provided. The light-emitting device includes a light-emitting element having a peak light-emitting wavelength in the range of 440 nm to 470 nm, and a fluorescent member. The fluorescent member includes a first fluorescent material having a peak light-emitting wavelength in the range of 480 nm to less than 520 nm, a second fluorescent material having a peak light-emitting wavelength in the range of 520 nm to less than 600 nm, and a third fluorescent material having a peak light-emitting wavelength in the range of 600 nm to 670 nm. The light-emitting device has a ratio of an effective radiant intensity for melatonin secretion suppression to an effective radiant intensity for blue-light retinal damage of 1.53 to 1.70 when the light-emitting device emits light with a correlated color temperature of 2700 K to less than 3500 K; 1.40 to 1.70 when the light-emitting device emits light with a correlated color temperature of 3500 K to less than 4500 K; 1.40 to 1.
Abstract: Provided is a ceramic complex having high luminous characteristics. Proposed is a ceramic complex including a rare earth aluminate fluorescent material, glass, and calcium fluoride, wherein, when the total amount of the rare earth aluminate fluorescent material, the glass, and the calcium fluoride is taken as 100% by volume, the content of the rare earth aluminate fluorescent material is in a range of 15% by volume or more and 60% by volume or less, the content of the glass is in a range of 3% by volume or more and 84% by volume or less, and the content of the calcium fluoride is in a range of 1% by volume or more and 60% by volume of less.
Abstract: A heating and hot water supply system, including: a combustion unit combusting a fuel to generate a combustion gas; a heat exchange unit heating a heat medium and hot water according to heat exchange with the combustion gas; an exhaust unit that exhausting the combustion gas after heat exchange. The heat exchange unit includes a plate type heat exchanger by laminating vertically-upright rectangular plates with gaps, and is configured to heat the heat medium by causing the combustion gas and the heat medium to alternately flow through the gaps. An inlet for the heat medium is provided at lower corner of the plate type heat exchanger, a discharge opening for the heat medium is provided at upper corner farthest from the inlet, and a hot water passage through which hot water flows in the plate type heat exchanger is provided at upper corner above the inlet.
Abstract: A water heating device includes: a heat exchanger having a case to which heating air is supplied, and heat transfer pipes accommodated inside the case; and a straightening vane arranged on the downstream side in a heating air flow direction of the heat transfer pipes, and having a plurality of vent holes. The heat transfer pipe includes a plurality of pipe body portions that extend along a direction intersecting the heating air flow direction and approach the straightening vane. The plurality of vent holes are arranged so as to overlap the plurality of pipe body portions in the heating air flow direction.
Abstract: A processing machine includes a laser irradiation device that emits an annular laser beam, and a wire feeding device that feeds a wire from an inside of the annular laser beam. When a workpiece irradiation proportion parameter (WIP) represented by an equation WIP=Pwp/P (Pwp: laser beam power introduced onto a workpiece surface when the wire exists in an irradiation region of the laser beam, P: the laser beam power introduced onto the workpiece surface when the wire does not exist in the irradiation region) is defined, a control device controls the wire feeding device so that a wire end abuts on the workpiece surface at a beginning of additive manufacturing. The control device determines initial power P0 based on the WIP at the beginning of the additive manufacturing, and controls the laser irradiation device so that the workpiece is irradiated with the laser beam at the initial power P0.
March 29, 2019
July 21, 2022
DMG MORI CO., LTD.
Matjaz KOTAR, Masaki KONDO, Gideon N. LEVY, Edvard GOVEKAR
Abstract: A heat exchanger includes a tube expansion portion formed by expanding a heat transfer tube so that an outer peripheral surface of the heat transfer tube is pressed against an inner peripheral surface of a hole provided in a side wall portion of a case. The tube expansion portion includes first and second bulge portions positioned respectively on the inside and the outside of the side wall portion so as to sandwich the side wall portion in an axial length direction of the heat transfer tube and configured such that respective outer peripheral surfaces thereof partially bulge outward in a radial direction of the heat transfer tube, an end portion tip end of the heat transfer tube is positioned apart from the second bulge portion, and the end portion tip end and a part in the vicinity thereof are expanded so as to be included in a part of the tube expansion portion.
Abstract: A method for generating a plurality of sets of training image data for training a machine learning model includes: (a) acquiring object image data representing an object image; (b) dividing the object image into T number of partial object images by dividing a region of the object image into T number of partial regions corresponding to respective ones of T number of partial color ranges; (c) generating a plurality of sets of color-modified object image data representing respective ones of a plurality of color-modified object images by performing an adjustment process on the object image data, the adjustment process including a color modification process to modify colors of at least one of the T number of partial object images; and (d) generating the plurality of sets of training image data using one or more sets of background image data and the plurality of sets of color-modified object image data.
Abstract: In an image processing device, a controller performs: acquiring target image data representing a target image; inputting first and second datasets into a machine learning model and causing the machine learning model to output first and second partial dot data; and generating dot data specifying a dot formation state for each of a plurality of pixels in a print image corresponding to the target image using the first and second partial dot data. The first dataset includes first partial image data and a first value for an input parameter. The second dataset includes second partial image data and a second value for the input parameter. The machine learning model outputs the second partial dot data different from the first partial dot data according to the second value being different from the first value even when the second partial image data is identical to the first partial image data.
Abstract: A ceramic complex that has improved optical characteristics including luminous efficiency is provided. A method for producing a ceramic complex, including: preparing a molded body containing rare earth aluminum garnet fluorescent material, aluminum oxide, and lutetium oxide, and having a content of the rare earth aluminum garnet fluorescent material in a range of 15% by mass or more and 50% by mass or less, and a content of the lutetium oxide in a range of 0.2% by mass or more and 4.5% by mass or less, based on the total amount of the rare earth aluminum garnet fluorescent material, the aluminum oxide, and the lutetium oxide; and calcining the molded body in an air atmosphere to provide a ceramic complex having a relative density in a range of 90% or more and less than 100%.
Abstract: Provided are a heat exchanger capable of cooling a shell plate and having good assemblability and a hot water apparatus having the same. A primary heat exchanger includes a heat exchanging portion, a shell plate, and a shell pipe portion. The shell plate surrounds the heat exchanging portion. The shell pipe portion is for cooling the shell plate. The shell plate includes a front surface portion and a main body portion. The main body portion is installed on the front surface portion and is formed by bending one sheet of plate into a U shape. The shell pipe portion is bent in a U shape along an inner surface of the main body portion and installed on the inner surface.
Abstract: Provided is an optical waveguide comprising a core surrounded by a cladding, wherein the core is in the shape of a trapezoid with sidewall angles between 60° and 85° and an opto-electronic circuit comprising the optical waveguide. Operational characteristics of the optical waveguide are shown to be superior to those of incumbent devices.
August 6, 2021
March 3, 2022
Michael K. Gallagher, Masaki Kondo, Jake Joo, James F. Ryley, Yi Shen, Curtis Williamson, Zhebin Zhang