Patents by Inventor Minoru Kondo

Minoru 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: 10301542
    Abstract: A scintillator includes a support substrate, an emission layer formed on the substrate, made of ZnO with impurities added to have an electron concentration of 2×1019 cm?3 or more and 2×1020 cm?3 or less, and for generating scintillation light in response to incidence of radiation, a protective layer formed on the emission layer and made of a material having a hand gap wider than that of ZnO, and a metal layer formed on the protective layer. The support substrate is made of a material transmitting the scintillation light generated in the emission layer. Further, the metal layer functions as a reflection layer for reflecting the scintillation light from the emission layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignees: NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION SHIMANE UNIVERSITY, HAMAMATSU PHOTONICS K.K.
    Inventors: Yasuhisa Fujita, Minoru Kondo
  • Publication number: 20190023982
    Abstract: A scintillator includes a support substrate, an emission layer formed on the substrate, made of ZnO with impurities added to have an electron concentration of 2×1019 cm?3 or more and 2×1020 cm?3 or less, and for generating scintillation light in response to incidence of radiation, a protective layer formed on the emission layer and made of a material having a band gap wider than that of ZnO, and a metal layer formed on the protective layer. The support substrate is made of a material transmitting the scintillation light generated in the emission layer. Further, the metal layer functions as a reflection layer for reflecting the scintillation light from the emission layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Applicants: National University Corporation Shimane University, HAMAMATSU PHOTONICS K.K.
    Inventors: Yasuhisa FUJITA, Minoru KONDO
  • Patent number: 9857268
    Abstract: A remote assistant system capable of measuring a vibration velocity and then determining whether or not warning is required includes a vibration sensor unit which measures a vibration velocity, while transmitting information of a measured value of the measurement every ten minutes. A cloud server receives and saves the information of the measured value, while employing as an effective velocity value only a measured value within a range between an effective upper-limit velocity value and an effective lower-limit velocity value. Then, when a latest moving average value calculated by use of a latest effective velocity value and a saved effective velocity value exceeds a velocity threshold previously set as an upper limit for a vibration velocity in a case not requiring inspection, the cloud server transmits a warning e-mail to that effect to a previously set e-mail address.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: SINTOKOGIO, LTD.
    Inventors: Minoru Kondo, Kazuhisa Senoo, Kouichi Kusano
  • Publication number: 20150247783
    Abstract: A remote assistant system capable of measuring a vibration velocity and then determining whether or not warning is required includes a vibration sensor unit which measures a vibration velocity, while transmitting information of a measured value of the measurement every ten minutes. A cloud server receives and saves the information of the measured value, while employing as an effective velocity value only a measured value within a range between an effective upper-limit velocity value and an effective lower-limit velocity value. Then, when a latest moving average value calculated by use of a latest effective velocity value and a saved effective velocity value exceeds a velocity threshold previously set as an upper limit for a vibration velocity in a case not requiring inspection, the cloud server transmits a warning e-mail to that effect to a previously set e-mail address.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2015
    Publication date: September 3, 2015
    Inventors: Minoru KONDO, Kazuhisa SENOO, Kouichi KUSANO
  • Patent number: 8164069
    Abstract: A light-emitting body of rapid speed of response and high light emission intensity, and an electron beam detector, scanning electron microscope and mass spectroscope using this are provided. In the light-emitting body 10 according to the present invention, when fluorescence is emitted by a nitride semiconductor layer 14 formed on one face 12a of a substrate 12 in response to incidence of electrons, at least some of this fluorescence is transmitted through this substrate 12, whereby that fluorescence is emitted from the other face 12b of the substrate. The response speed of this fluorescence is not more than ?sec order. Also, the intensity of emission of this fluorescence is almost identical to that of a conventional P47 phosphor. Specifically, with this light-emitting body 10, a response speed and light emission intensity are obtained that are fully satisfactory for application to a scanning electron microscope or mass spectroscope.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Assignee: Hamamatsu Photonics K.K.
    Inventors: Shoichi Uchiyama, Yasufumi Takagi, Minoru Niigaki, Minoru Kondo, Itaru Mizuno
  • Publication number: 20110101219
    Abstract: A light-emitting body of rapid speed of response and high light emission intensity, and an electron beam detector, scanning electron microscope and mass spectroscope using this are provided. In the light-emitting body 10 according to the present invention, when fluorescence is emitted by a nitride semiconductor layer 14 formed on one face 12a of a substrate 12 in response to incidence of electrons, at least some of this fluorescence is transmitted through this substrate 12, whereby that fluorescence is emitted from the other face 12b of the substrate. The response speed of this fluorescence is not more than ?sec order. Also, the intensity of emission of this fluorescence is almost identical to that of a conventional P47 phosphor. Specifically, with this light-emitting body 10, a response speed and light emission intensity are obtained that are fully satisfactory for application to a scanning electron microscope or mass spectroscope.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2011
    Publication date: May 5, 2011
    Inventors: Shoichi UCHIYAMA, Yasufumi TAKAGI, Minoru NIIGAKI, Minoru KONDO, Itaru MIZUNO
  • Patent number: 7910895
    Abstract: A light-emitting body of rapid speed of response and high light emission intensity, and an electron beam detector, scanning electron microscope and mass spectroscope using this are provided. In the light-emitting body 10 according to the present invention, when fluorescence is emitted by a nitride semiconductor layer 14 formed on one face 12a of a substrate 12 in response to incidence of electrons, at least some of this fluorescence is transmitted through this substrate 12, whereby that fluorescence is emitted from the other face 12b of the substrate. The response speed of this fluorescence is not more than ?sec order. Also, the intensity of emission of this fluorescence is almost identical to that of a conventional P47 phosphor. Specifically, with this light-emitting body 10, a response speed and light emission intensity are obtained that are fully satisfactory for application to a scanning electron microscope or mass spectroscope.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2011
    Assignee: Hamamatsu Photonics K.K.
    Inventors: Shoichi Uchiyama, Yasufumi Takagi, Minoru Niigaki, Minoru Kondo, Itaru Mizuno
  • Publication number: 20080116368
    Abstract: A light-emitting body of rapid speed of response and high light emission intensity, and an electron beam detector, scanning electron microscope and mass spectroscope using this are provided. In the light-emitting body 10 according to the present invention, when fluorescence is emitted by a nitride semiconductor layer 14 formed on one face 12a of a substrate 12 in response to incidence of electrons, at least some of this fluorescence is transmitted through this substrate 12, whereby that fluorescence is emitted from the other face 12b of the substrate. The response speed of this fluorescence is not more than ?sec order. Also, the intensity of emission of this fluorescence is almost identical to that of a conventional P47 phosphor. Specifically, with this light-emitting body 10, a response speed and light emission intensity are obtained that are fully satisfactory for application to a scanning electron microscope or mass spectroscope.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2005
    Publication date: May 22, 2008
    Applicant: HAMAMATSU PHOTONICS K.K.
    Inventors: Shoichi Uchiyama, Yasufumi Takagi, Minoru Niigaki, Minoru Kondo, Itaru Mizuno
  • Patent number: 7178388
    Abstract: An intake air flow detecting device is provided to an intake air passage, through which intake air flows into an internal combustion engine. Intake air flow is divided into a main passage and a bypass passage. The detecting device includes a thermal air flowmeter, a bypass flow delay information calculating means, and a response delay compensating means. The thermal air flowmeter includes a detector arranged in the bypass passage for detecting an air flow amount in the intake air passage. The bypass flow delay information calculating means calculates a bypass flow delay information representing delay in variation in a flow amount in the bypass passage with respect to variation in a flow amount in the main passage. The response delay compensating means compensates delay in response of the air flowmeter in accordance with the bypass flow delay information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2007
    Assignees: Denso Corporation, Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yasuo Okuda, Masakazu Yamada, Satoshi Furukawa, Minoru Kondo, Noboru Kitahara, Shigeru Kamio, Harufumi Muto
  • Patent number: 7030388
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an illuminant, etc., having a high response speed and a high luminous intensity. The illuminant comprises a substrate and a nitride semiconductor layer provided on one surface of the substrate. The nitride semiconductor layer emits fluorescence in response to incidence of electrons. At least part of the emitted fluorescence passes through the substrate, and then exits from the other surface of the substrate. Generation of the fluorescence is caused by incidence of electrons onto a quantum well structure of the nitride semiconductor layer and recombination of pairs of electrons and holes generated due to electron incidence, and the response speed of fluorescence generation is on the order of nanoseconds or less. Also, the luminous intensity of the fluorescence becomes equivalent to that of a conventional P47 fluorescent substance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2006
    Assignee: Hamamatsu Photonics K.K.
    Inventors: Yasufumi Takagi, Minoru Niigaki, Shoichi Uchiyama, Minoru Kondo, Itaru Mizuno
  • Publication number: 20060016254
    Abstract: An intake air flow detecting device is provided to an intake air passage, through which intake air flows into an internal combustion engine. Intake air flow is divided into a main passage and a bypass passage. The detecting device includes a thermal air flowmeter, a bypass flow delay information calculating means, and a response delay compensating means. The thermal air flowmeter includes a detector arranged in the bypass passage for detecting an air flow amount in the intake air passage. The bypass flow delay information calculating means calculates a bypass flow delay information representing delay in variation in a flow amount in the bypass passage with respect to variation in a flow amount in the main passage. The response delay compensating means compensates delay in response of the air flowmeter in accordance with the bypass flow delay information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2005
    Publication date: January 26, 2006
    Applicants: Denso Corporation, Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yasuo Okuda, Masakazu Yamada, Satoshi Furukawa, Minoru Kondo, Noboru Kitahara, Shigeru Kamio, Harufumi Muto
  • Patent number: 6861650
    Abstract: In an electron beam detector, a light guide optically couples a fluorescence emitting surface of the compound semiconductor substrate to a light incident surface of the photodetector, and physically connects the compound semiconductor substrate with the photodetector, thereby integrating the compound semiconductor substrate with the photodetector. When the compound semiconductor substrate converts incident electrons to fluorescent light, the light guide guides the fluorescent light to the photodetector, and the photodetector detects the fluorescent light, thereby detecting the incident electrons.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2005
    Assignee: Hamamatsu Photonics K.K.
    Inventors: Minoru Kondo, Toshimitsu Nagai, Atsushi Kibune
  • Patent number: 6774514
    Abstract: The invention relates to a totally enclosed type driving electric motor in which a stator core having a coil is attached to an inner peripheral portion of a frame, a bearing bracket supporting a bearing is attached to one end of the frame, a housing supporting a bearing is attached to another end of the frame, and a shaft of a rotor is rotatably supported by the first bearing and the second bearing. The totally enclosed type driving electric motor of the invention is provided with a cooling space near at least one of the first bearing and the second bearing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2004
    Assignees: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba, Railway Technical Research Institute
    Inventors: Koichi Matsuoka, Minoru Kondo, Yasunari Terada, Takashi Nagayama, Katsuhiko Ibusuki, Nobuyuki Yagi, Tsutomu Kinoshita
  • Publication number: 20040129891
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an illuminant, etc., having a high response speed and a high luminous intensity. The illuminant comprises a substrate and a nitride semiconductor layer provided on one surface of the substrate. The nitride semiconductor layer emits fluorescence in response to incidence of electrons. At least part of the emitted fluorescence passes through the substrate, and then exits from the other surface of the substrate. Generation of the fluorescence is caused by incidence of electrons onto a quantum well structure of the nitride semiconductor layer and recombination of pairs of electrons and holes generated due to electron incidence, and the response speed of fluorescence generation is on the order of nanoseconds or less. Also, the luminous intensity of the fluorescence becomes equivalent to that of a conventional P47 fluorescent substance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2003
    Publication date: July 8, 2004
    Applicant: HAMAMATSU PHOTONICS K.K.
    Inventors: Yasufumi Takagi, Minoru Niigaki, Shoichi Uchiyama, Minoru Kondo, Itaru Mizuno
  • Publication number: 20040061054
    Abstract: In an electron beam detector, a light guide optically couples a fluorescence emitting surface of the compound semiconductor substrate to a light incident surface of the photodetector, and physically connects the compound semiconductor substrate with the photodetector, thereby integrating the compound semiconductor substrate with the photodetector. When the compound semiconductor substrate converts incident electrons to fluorescent light, the light guide guides the fluorescent light to the photodetector, and the photodetector detects the fluorescent light, thereby detecting the incident electrons.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2003
    Publication date: April 1, 2004
    Inventors: Minoru Kondo, Toshimitsu Nagai, Atsushi Kibune
  • Patent number: 6665581
    Abstract: A method and system is provided to determine or predict those components that may have to be maintained before the operation of a molding system that has those components is caused to be stopped. Cycle times that correspond to the respective times of the cycles of the operations of the molding system and operation times of the processes performed by the components, which operation times affect the cycle times, are measured and stored. Based on the sum of the operation times that exceed a predetermined time or the sum of the number of operation times that exceed the predetermined time during the specified period, any step that may cause a problem among the steps of the components that affect the cycle times is determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2003
    Assignee: Sintokogio, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tadashi Nishida, Minoru Kondo
  • Patent number: 6615159
    Abstract: A method and system is provided to determine or estimate components that may have to be maintained before a molding system that has those components is caused to be stopped by problems with those components. Cycle times that each correspond to the time of the cycle of each operation of the molding system and operation times of the steps performed by the components, which operation times affect the cycle times, are measured and stored. Based on the sum of the operation times that exceed a predetermined time or the sum of the number of operation times that exceed the predetermined time, any step that may cause a problem among the steps of the components, which affect the cycle time, is determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2003
    Assignee: Sintokogio, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tadashi Nishida, Minoru Kondo, Kazuya Nishikore, Masataka Shiraki
  • Publication number: 20020107602
    Abstract: A method and system is provided to determine or predict those components that may have to be maintained before the operation of a molding system that has those components is caused to be stopped. Cycle times that correspond to the respective times of the cycles of the operations of the molding system and operation times of the processes performed by the components, which operation times affect the cycle times, are measured and stored. Based on the sum of the operation times that exceed a predetermined time or the sum of the number of operation times that exceed the predetermined time during the specified period, any step that may cause a problem among the steps of the components that affect the cycle times is determined.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2002
    Publication date: August 8, 2002
    Inventors: Tadashi Nishida, Minoru Kondo
  • Publication number: 20010017498
    Abstract: The invention relates to a totally enclosed type driving electric motor in which a stator core having a coil is attached to an inner peripheral portion of a frame, a bearing bracket supporting a bearing is attached to one end of the frame, a housing supporting a bearing is attached to another end of the frame, and a shaft of a rotor is rotatably supported by the first bearing and the second bearing. The totally enclosed type driving electric motor of the invention is provided with a cooling space near at least one of the first bearing and the second bearing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2001
    Publication date: August 30, 2001
    Inventors: Koichi Matsuoka, Minoru Kondo, Yasunari Terada, Takashi Nagayama, Katsuhiko Ibusuki, Nobuyuki Yagi, Tsutomu Kinoshita
  • Patent number: 6223594
    Abstract: A thermal type air flow amount measuring apparatus is provided for measuring, a amount of air flowing in an air flow passage. The apparatus includes a bypass passage unit for bypassing a part of the air flowing through the air flow passage into the bypass passage. A flow amount measuring device is disposed in the bypass passage unit. A throttle unit is disposed upstream of the flow amount measuring device in the bypass passage unit and a support unit is disposed downstream over the throttle unit to support the flow amount measuring unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2001
    Assignee: Denso Corporation
    Inventors: Tomoyuki Takiguchi, Ryo Nagasaka, Minoru Kondo, Yasushi Kohno, Makoto Tsunekawa, Hideki Koyama