Patents by Inventor Michio Yamaji

Michio Yamaji 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: 10976240
    Abstract: A concentration measurement device for measuring the concentration of a measured fluid within a measurement cell by detecting transmitted light that has passed through the measurement cell having a light incidence window and a light emission window disposed opposing to each other, comprising a reflected-light detector for detecting reflected light of the light incidence window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignees: TOKUSHIMA UNIVERSITY, FUJIKIN INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Deguchi, Masaaki Nagase, Michio Yamaji, Nobukazu Ikeda, Kouji Nishino, Masayoshi Kawashima, Kazuteru Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20210018103
    Abstract: A diaphragm valve configured to allow for adjustment of a Cv value during assembly of the diaphragm valve is provided. A valve body, a diaphragm, an actuator, a bonnet, a stem, and a diaphragm holder are provided, the bonnet includes a through hole coaxial with the stem and formed with a female thread, the cylindrical body formed with a male thread on an outer surface is screwed into the through hole in engagement with the female thread, the stem is inserted into the cylindrical body, a diaphragm side end surface of the cylindrical body protrudes from an opening surface of the through hole on the diaphragm side toward a diaphragm, a stem side end surface of the diaphragm holder comes into abutment with the diaphragm side end surface of the cylindrical body, so that a position of the abutted surfaces in an axial direction of the stem is adjusted by a degree of adjustment between the male thread and the female thread.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2019
    Publication date: January 21, 2021
    Applicant: FUJIKIN INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Tadayuki Yakushijin, Keisuke Ishibashi, Michio Yamaji, Akihiro Harada
  • Patent number: 10753497
    Abstract: A first on-off valve (2) and a second on-off valve (3) each are a two-port valve. A first passage block (5) is provided with a first on-off valve-corresponding inflow passage (11) and a first on-off valve-corresponding outflow passage (12). A second passage block (6) is provided with a second on-off valve-corresponding inflow passage (14) and a second on-off valve-corresponding outflow passage (15). The second on-off valve-corresponding outflow passage (15) is in communication with an upstream side portion of the first on-off valve-corresponding outflow passage (12) via a communicating passage (13) formed in the first passage block (5). An orifice (20) is provided between the second on-off valve-corresponding outflow passage (15) and the communicating passage (13).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: FUJIKIN INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Keisuke Ishibashi, Tsuyoshi Tanikawa, Michio Yamaji, Takashi Funakoshi, Hidenori Kiso, Tsuneyuki Okabe, Hiroaki Kikuchi, Kuniyasu Sakashita
  • Patent number: 10738898
    Abstract: Provided is a switching valve for use in an analyzer module for switching flow passages of fluids, in which the manufacturing cost is reduced and the life is increased. The valve element is provided with a lower contact portion that comes into close contact with a lower valve seat disposed at a valve body when a valve is closed, and with an upper contact portion that comes into close contact with an upper valve seat disposed at a counter plate when the valve is open. The counter plate has a first recess that is open downward and a second recess that is open toward the first recess and has a smaller horizontal cross-sectional area than that of the first recess, and the upper valve seat is press-fitted into the second recess.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: FUJIKIN INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Keisuke Ishibashi, Tadayuki Yakushijin, Ryohei Fujimoto, Norifumi Suntou, Michio Yamaji, Yasuhiro Yoshikane
  • Patent number: 10731763
    Abstract: A valve element significantly improved in rotation preventing performance of an abutting member formed of a synthetic resin by using a caulking structure and a high-temperature-oriented valve provided with such a valve element. A valve element includes: an abutting member formed of a synthetic resin and configured to close a path opening by coming into abutment with a path opening edge, and a holding member having a recessed portion into which the abutting member is fitted, in which the holding member is caulked and thus the abutting member is held by the holding member. The holding member is provided with a plurality of notches at a portion to be caulked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: FUJIKIN INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Keisuke Ishibashi, Michio Yamaji, Tsuyoshi Tanikawa
  • Patent number: 10711902
    Abstract: A valve element movement mechanism includes: a first valve stem having one end portion to which a first valve element to close and open an area between one of the large diameter portion and the small diameter portion is fixed; a second valve stem having one end portion to which a second valve element to close and open an area between the other of the large diameter portions and the small diameter portion is fixed; a first bellows having one end portion fixed to a first bellows flange and the other end portion fixed to the first valve element; a second bellows having one end portion fixed to a second bellows flange and the other end portion fixed to the second valve element; a frame disposed outside the main passage; and an actuator to move the frame in the directions in which valve elements are closed and opened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: FUJIKIN INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi Tanikawa, Keisuke Ishibashi, Tadayuki Yakushijin, Michio Yamaji, Ryousuke Dohi, Yoshinori Shimomura, Takashi Funakoshi
  • Publication number: 20200018519
    Abstract: A fluid heater includes: a passage member having a passage formed therein; a heater for heating the passage member; a fixing member for fixing the passage member to a fluid control device; and a connection member connected to the passage member so as to allow fluid to flow into the passage member. The passage has a helical shape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Applicant: FUJIKIN INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Tsuneyuki OKABE, Toshiyuki INADA, Taiji CHIBA, Tatsuhiko SATO, Michio YAMAJI, Tadayuki YAKUSHIJIN
  • Publication number: 20200018331
    Abstract: Provided is a small-sized controller capable of precisely controlling a flow rate of a high-pressure fluid. Between a working shaft of a drive device and a valve stem, a power transmission device is disposed to amplify a force acting on the working shaft and transmit the resultant force to the valve stem. A diaphragm as a valve element is made of metal and is deformable to: a state where a fluid passage is fully closed; a state where the fluid passage is fully open; or a state where the fluid passage is partially open. When the fluid passage is partially open, on the basis of the flow rate of a fluid flowing through fluid passages, the drive device finely adjusts the position of the working shaft such that the flow rate is constant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2018
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Inventors: Keisuke Ishibashi, Michio Yamaji, Tadayuki Yakushijin, Shunji Obara, Keigo Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20190360887
    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 anomalty 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: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2018
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Applicant: Fujikin Incorporated
    Inventors: Akihiro Harada, Kouji Nishino, Ryousuke Doi, Kouji Kawada, Katsuyuki Sugita, Shinichi Ikeda, Michio Yamaji, Tsutomu Shinohara, Ryutaro Tanno, Yuto Kawauchi
  • Publication number: 20190293179
    Abstract: Provided are a seal structure in which sealing performance is ensured over a long period of time even when it is used for low-temperature fluids, a sealing method, and a coupling including the seal structure. The seal structure includes an annular gasket interposed between a first member and a second member. The first member is provided on its surface facing the gasket with: an annular protrusion; an inclined surface located on an inner diameter side with respect to the annular protrusion and inclined in a direction away from the gasket; and an outer-diameter-side surface located on an outer diameter side with respect to the protrusion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2017
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Applicant: FUJIKIN INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Koji Hiramatsu, Michio Yamaji, Kunihiko Daido, Tadayuki Yakushijin, Yasumasa Yanagida, Takashi Funakoshi
  • Publication number: 20190293178
    Abstract: Provided are a seal structure in which sealing performance is ensured over a long period of time even when it is used for low-temperature fluids, a sealing method, and a coupling including the seal structure. The seal structure includes an annular gasket interposed between a first member and a second member. The first member is provided on its surface facing the gasket with: a first surface located on the inner diameter side; a first annular protrusion located on the outer diameter side of the first surface; a second surface located on the outer diameter side of the first protrusion; a second annular protrusion located on the outer diameter side of the second surface and having a greater protruding amount with respect to the second surface than that of the first protrusion; and a third surface located on the outer diameter side of the second protrusion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2017
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Applicant: FUJIKIN INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Koji Hiramatsu, Michio Yamaji, Kunihiko Daido, Tadayuki Yakushijin, Yasumasa Yanagida, Takashi Funakoshi
  • Patent number: 10408742
    Abstract: To provide a concentration measurement method with which the concentrations of predetermined chemical components can be measured non-destructively, accurately, and rapidly by a simple means, up to the concentrations in trace amount ranges, as well as a concentration measurement method with which the concentrations of chemical components in a measurement target can be accurately and rapidly measured in real time up to the concentrations in nano-order trace amount ranges, and which is endowed with a versatility that can be realized in a variety of embodiments and modes. In the present invention, a measurement target is irradiated, in a time sharing manner, with light of a first wavelength and light of a second wavelength that have different optical absorption rates with respect to the measurement target. The light of each wavelength, arriving optically via the measurement target as a result of irradiation with the light of each wavelength, is received at a shared light-receiving sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignees: FUJIKIN INCORPORATED, TOHOKU UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Masaaki Nagase, Kouji Nishino, Nobukazu Ikeda, Michio Yamaji, Shigetoshi Sugawa, Rihito Kuroda
  • Patent number: 10371271
    Abstract: A fluid controller that reduces an increase in cost by additional components or additional processes for setting means, and solves the problem that a set value of an upward movable amount of a stem changes is provided. An upper surface of an outer peripheral edge portion of a diaphragm holder 7 and a lower surface of an inner peripheral edge portion of a holder adapter 15 are formed so as to oppose to each other with a first gap A interposed therebetween. By setting the first gap A to a predetermined value, an upward movable amount of the diaphragm holder 7 is set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: FUJIKIN INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Ichiro Tokuda, Akihiro Harada, Hidenori Kiso, Tomohiro Nakata, Tsutomu Shinohara, Michio Yamaji
  • Patent number: 10371630
    Abstract: An inline concentration meter includes a light source unit emitting mixed light containing at least two wavelengths with a phase difference, a detecting unit including a light incident part for entering the mixed light emitted from the light source unit into a fluid passage of a detector body and at least two light detection parts receiving the mixed light passed through the fluid passage, a computing processor unit conducting frequency analyzes of detection signals of the mixed light output from the respective light detection parts and computing variations of intensities of the detection signals corresponding to absorbances in at least two frequency ranges to compute a concentration of fluid in the fluid passage based on the variations of the intensities of the detection signals, and a recording/displaying unit recording and displaying a value of the fluid concentration computed at the computing processor unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignees: Tokushima University, Fujikin Incorporated
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Deguchi, Masaaki Nagase, Nobukazu Ikeda, Michio Yamaji
  • Patent number: 10323757
    Abstract: Provided is a diaphragm valve in which seat leak occurrence is drastically decreased. A depression 14 is provided at a radially middle part of a top of the seat 11. A first seal portion 17 is provided between a diaphragm 6 and a radially inward part 15 of the top of the seat 11. A second seal portion 18 is provided between a diaphragm 6 and a radially outward part 16 of the top of the seat 11. An outer circumferential surface 14b of the depression 14 has a cylindrical surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: FUJIKIN INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Tomohiro Nakata, Tsutomu Shinohara, Michio Yamaji
  • Patent number: 10324029
    Abstract: A concentration measurement device including at least one light source; a measurement cell for containing a fluid to be measured; a splitter for dividing light from the light source into incident light being incident into the measurement cell and non-incident light not being incident into the measurement cell; a transmitted-light detector for detecting transmitted light that is the incident light having passed through the measurement cell; a non-incident light detector for detecting the non-incident light; and an arithmetic part for correcting a detection signal of the transmitted-light detector using a detection signal of the non-incident light detector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignees: TOKUSHIMA UNIVERSITY, FUJIKIN INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Deguchi, Masaaki Nagase, Michio Yamaji, Nobukazu Ikeda, Kouji Nishino, Masayoshi Kawashima, Kazuteru Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20190162337
    Abstract: Provided herein is a pipe joint of a relatively small joint diameter for use under ultrahigh pressure conditions. The pipe joint includes first and second joint members having mutually communicating fluid passages; and a gasket interposed between abutting end surfaces of the first and second joint members. The first and second joint members have ring-shaped seal projections formed at the abutting end surfaces thereof. The pipe joint satisfies a coefficient F of 0.4 or less in the following formula (1). F=(D32?D12)/(D42?D22), ??Formula (1): where D1 represents the inner diameter of the first and second joint members, D2 represents the inner diameter of the gasket, D3 represents the diameter of the seal projections, and D4 represents the outer diameter of the gasket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2017
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Inventors: Keisuke Ishibashi, Takayasu Nakahama, Toshinori Ochiai, Michio Yamaji, Tadayuki Yakushijin, Takashi Funakoshi, Kunihiko Daido, Hideyuki Miyagawa
  • Publication number: 20190093774
    Abstract: Provided is a switching valve for use in an analyzer module for switching flow passages of fluids, in which the manufacturing cost is reduced and the life is increased. The valve element is provided with a lower contact portion that comes into close contact with a lower valve seat disposed at a valve body when a valve is closed, and with an upper contact portion that comes into close contact with an upper valve seat disposed at a counter plate when the valve is open. The counter plate has a first recess that is open downward and a second recess that is open toward the first recess and has a smaller horizontal cross-sectional area than that of the first recess, and the upper valve seat is press-fitted into the second recess.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2018
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Inventors: Keisuke Ishibashi, Tadayuki Yakushijin, Ryohei Fujimoto, Norifumi Suntou, Michio Yamaji, Yasuhiro Yoshikane
  • Patent number: 10222323
    Abstract: An inline concentration measurement device comprises: a measurement cell main body with a gas flow path formed; a light incident part with a window member connected to the main body; and a light receiving part with a window member connected to the main body, wherein the gas flow path includes a gas flow path for an optical path extending straight between the window members of the light incident part and the light receiving part, a first communication part making a gas inlet formed in the main body communicate with the gas flow path part for the optical path, and a second communication part making a gas outlet formed in the main body communicate with the gas flow path part for the optical path, and the first communication part obliquely extends from the gas inlet towards the window member of the light incident part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignees: TOKUSHIMA UNIVERSITY, FUJIKIN INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Deguchi, Masaaki Nagase, Nobukazu Ikeda, Michio Yamaji, Tadayuki Yakushijin
  • Publication number: 20190040965
    Abstract: A valve element movement mechanism includes: a first valve stem having one end portion to which a first valve element to close and open an area between one of the large diameter portion and the small diameter portion is fixed; a second valve stem having one end portion to which a second valve element to close and open an area between the other of the large diameter portions and the small diameter portion is fixed; a first bellows having one end portion fixed to a first bellows flange and the other end portion fixed to the first valve element; a second bellows having one end portion fixed to a second bellows flange and the other end portion fixed to the second valve element; a frame disposed outside the main passage; and an actuator to move the frame in the directions in which valve elements are closed and opened.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2018
    Publication date: February 7, 2019
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi Tanikawa, Keisuke Ishibashi, Tadayuki Yakushijin, Michio Yamaji, Ryousuke Dohi, Yoshinori Shimomura, Takashi Funakoshi