Patents by Inventor Naoki Fujimoto

Naoki Fujimoto 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: 11144024
    Abstract: A carbon dioxide sensor (92) measures the carbon dioxide concentration of inside air. An inside air control system (30) controls the carbon dioxide concentration of the inside air based on a measured value obtained by the carbon dioxide sensor (92). If the measured value obtained by the carbon dioxide sensor (92) returns to a predetermined normal range after falling outside the normal range, the controller (110) of the inside air control system (30) performs a determination operation. The determination operation is an operation for supplying outdoor air to the carbon dioxide sensor (92) to determine whether or not the carbon dioxide sensor (92) is normal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Noritaka Kamei, Yuusuke Fujimoto, Naoki Nakatani
  • Patent number: 11145781
    Abstract: A light reception/emission element module comprises a substrate, a light emitting element disposed on the substrate, a first light receiving device disposed on the substrate apart from the light emitting element, and an upper wall located above the substrate. The upper wall comprises a facing surface facing the light emitting element and the first light receiving element. The light reception/emission element module of the disclosure further comprises a second light emitting element disposed on the substrate. The upper wall further comprises a first light passing portion located above the light emitting element, a second light passing portion located above the second light receiving element, and an intermediate portion located in a region between the first light passing portion and the second light passing portion. At least part of a lower surface of the intermediate portion comprises the facing surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: KYOCERA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Naoki Fujimoto
  • Publication number: 20210310154
    Abstract: A vapor phase epitaxial growth device comprises a reactor vessel. The device comprises a wafer holder arranged in the reactor vessel. The device comprises a first material gas supply pipe configured to supply first material gas to the reactor vessel. The device comprises a second material gas supply pipe configured to supply second material gas, which is to react with the first material gas, to the reactor vessel. The device comprises a particular gas supply pipe having a solid unit arranged on a supply passage. The device comprises a first heater unit configured to heat the solid unit to a predetermined temperature or higher. The solid unit comprises a mother region and a first region arranged continuously within the mother region. The mother region is a region that does not decompose at the predetermined temperature. The first region is a region that decomposes at the predetermined temperature and contains Mg.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2019
    Publication date: October 7, 2021
    Inventors: Shugo NITTA, Naoki FUJIMOTO, Hiroshi AMANO, Yoshio HONDA
  • Publication number: 20210313142
    Abstract: There is provided a charged particle beam system capable of determining the type of each cartridge precisely. An electron microscope that embodies the charged particle beam system includes a discriminator for determining the type of each cartridge based on the range or distance measured by a laser range finder. Plural cartridges are received in a magazine. The laser range finder measures the range to a selected one of the plural cartridges which is placed in a measurement position. A first cartridge of a first type included in the plural cartridges has a first measurement surface at a first distance to the laser range finder when placed in the measurement position. A second cartridge of a second type has a second measurement surface at a second range to the laser range finder when placed in the measurement position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2021
    Publication date: October 7, 2021
    Inventors: Izuru Chiyo, Naoki Fujimoto, Tomoyuki Naganuma
  • Patent number: 11113134
    Abstract: A computer system that includes an active system service processor, a standby system service processor having a memory, and a unit, in which the active system service processor includes a first control unit configured to acquire log information indicating a log of the unit to cause the memory to store the information, and to output a read instruction for reading the log information to the standby system service processor according to an operation of instructing to read the log information, and the standby system service processor includes a second control unit configured to read the log information from the memory according to the read instruction, and to execute processing related to the read log information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: NEC Platforms, Ltd.
    Inventor: Naoki Fujimoto
  • Publication number: 20210273232
    Abstract: The present invention has as its technical issue to secure not only mechanical strength but also conductivity by increasing the contact area with the positive electrode active substance or positive electrode mixture while also securing corrosion resistance to alkali or an electrolytic solution when applying stainless steel foil to a current collector for a positive electrode of a secondary battery so as to deal with the increasingly higher capacities and smaller sizes and lighter weights of lithium ion secondary batteries and has as its object the provision of a current collector for a positive electrode of a secondary battery using such stainless steel foil.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2019
    Publication date: September 2, 2021
    Applicant: NIPPON STEEL CHEMICAL & MATERIAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tatsuo NAGATA, Hiroto UNNO, Masahiro FUKUDA, Naoki FUJIMOTO
  • Publication number: 20210263492
    Abstract: A carbon dioxide sensor (92) measures the carbon dioxide concentration of inside air. An inside air control system (30) controls the carbon dioxide concentration of the inside air based on a measured value obtained by the carbon dioxide sensor (92). If the measured value obtained by the carbon dioxide sensor (92) returns to a predetermined normal range after falling outside the normal range, the controller (110) of the inside air control system (30) performs a determination operation. The determination operation is an operation for supplying outdoor air to the carbon dioxide sensor (92) to determine whether or not the carbon dioxide sensor (92) is normal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2021
    Publication date: August 26, 2021
    Applicant: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Noritaka KAMEI, Yuusuke FUJIMOTO, Naoki NAKATANI
  • Patent number: 11094475
    Abstract: A separator for an electrochemical element suitable extends the service life of an electrochemical element under high temperature conditions. This separator for an electrochemical element is disposed between a pair of electrodes and is for separating the two electrodes from each other and retaining an electrolytic solution, wherein the separator contains a cellulose-based fiber, and the limiting viscosity of the separator as measured by the measurement method specified in JIS P 8215 is in a range of 150-500 ml/g.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: NIPPON KODOSHI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Atsushi Igawa, Naoki Fujimoto, Masahiko Ueta
  • Patent number: 11077916
    Abstract: A bicycle chain guide includes a base and a chain guide. The base is configured to be mounted to a bicycle that includes a solitary sprocket having a rotational center axis. The chain guide is disposed above the solitary bicycle sprocket in a mounted state where the base is mounted to the bicycle. The chain guide includes a first guide plate, a second guide plate, and a bridge. The first guide plate has a first guiding surface. The second guide plate is closer to the base than the first guide plate and has a second guiding surface facing the first guiding surface to define a chain guiding slot between the first guiding surface and the second guiding surface. The bridge connects the first guide plate and the second guide plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: SHIMANO INC.
    Inventor: Naoki Fujimoto
  • Publication number: 20210155316
    Abstract: A derailleur comprises a base member, a movable member, a linkage structure, a pulley assembly, and a rotational force control structure configured to control rotational force of the pulley assembly relative to the movable member. The pulley assembly is pivotally movable relative to the movable member about a pivot axis in first and second directions. The pulley assembly is configured to move in the first direction upon moving from a second pivotal position toward a first pivotal position. The rotational force control structure includes a cam member having a first cam surface, an abutment member configured to abut the first cam surface, and a biasing member configured to bias the abutment member. The abutment member is configured to abut the first cam surface by the biasing member to apply first additional force to the pulley assembly in the first direction while the pulley assembly is in the first pivotal position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2019
    Publication date: May 27, 2021
    Applicant: Shimano Inc.
    Inventors: Naoki FUJIMOTO, Tsuyoshi FUKUMORI
  • Patent number: 11004594
    Abstract: A surge voltage reduction member includes a tubular magnetic body having a through-hole and at least one coil wire. The coil wire is inserted through the through-hole and has a winding portion which is winded around a portion of the magnetic body. The coil wire is formed by connecting a bent coil element wire and a straight coil element wire. Where the coil wire has two or more bent coil element wires, the winding portion is formed by connecting the through-hole passing portion of one of adjacent bent coil element wires to the outside passing portion of the other of the adjacent bent coil element wires and connecting the outside passing portion of the one of the adjacent bent coil element wires to the straight coil element wire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Yamaguchi, Hayato Iizuka, Hiroaki Imai, Naoki Fujimoto, Hiroshi Aihara
  • Publication number: 20210126151
    Abstract: A light reception/emission element module comprises a substrate, a light emitting element disposed on the substrate, a first light receiving device disposed on the substrate apart from the light emitting element, and an upper wall located above the substrate. The upper wall comprises a facing surface facing the light emitting element and the first light receiving element. The light reception/emission element module of the disclosure further comprises a second light emitting element disposed on the substrate. The upper wall further comprises a first light passing portion located above the light emitting element, a second light passing portion located above the second light receiving element, and an intermediate portion located in a region between the first light passing portion and the second light passing portion. At least part of a lower surface of the intermediate portion comprises the facing surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2018
    Publication date: April 29, 2021
    Applicant: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventor: Naoki FUJIMOTO
  • Publication number: 20210117262
    Abstract: A computer system that includes an active system service processor, a standby system service processor having a memory, and a unit, in which the active system service processor includes a first control unit configured to acquire log information indicating a log of the unit to cause the memory to store the information, and to output a read instruction for reading the log information to the standby system service processor according to an operation of instructing to read the log information, and the standby system service processor includes a second control unit configured to read the log information from the memory according to the read instruction, and to execute processing related to the read log information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2019
    Publication date: April 22, 2021
    Applicant: NEC Platforms, Ltd.,
    Inventor: Naoki FUJIMOTO
  • Publication number: 20210061414
    Abstract: A shifting system for a human-powered vehicle comprises a controller. The controller is configured to receive a driving torque and a cadence of the human-powered vehicle from at least one sensor. The controller is configured to determine a permitted shift timing based on the driving torque and the cadence. The controller is further configured to control a shift mechanism to perform a gear shift during the permitted shift timing in accordance with a permitted cadence range and a first threshold of the driving torque.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2020
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Inventors: Naoki Fujimoto, Takeshi Ueda, Tsuyoshi Fukumori
  • Publication number: 20210035745
    Abstract: A separator for an electrochemical element suitable extends the service life of an electrochemical element under high temperature conditions. This separator for an electrochemical element is disposed between a pair of electrodes and is for separating the two electrodes from each other and retaining an electrolytic solution, wherein the separator contains a cellulose-based fiber, and the limiting viscosity of the separator as measured by the measurement method specified in JIS P 8215 is in a range of 150-500 ml/g.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2019
    Publication date: February 4, 2021
    Applicant: NIPPON KODOSHI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Atsushi IGAWA, Naoki FUJIMOTO, Masahiko UETA
  • Patent number: 10875604
    Abstract: A shifting system for a human-powered vehicle comprises a controller. The controller is configured to receive a driving torque and a cadence of the human-powered vehicle from at least one sensor. The controller is configured to determine a permitted shift timing based on the driving torque and the cadence. The controller is further configured to control a shift mechanism to perform a gear shift during the permitted shift timing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Shimano Inc.
    Inventors: Naoki Fujimoto, Takeshi Ueda, Tsuyoshi Fukumori
  • Publication number: 20200377175
    Abstract: An electric front derailleur is basically provided with a base, a chain guide, a linkage and an electric motor unit. The base is configured to be mounted to a bicycle. The chain guide is configured to guide a chain. The linkage movably couples the chain guide to the base in a forward-rearward direction to move the chain guide between a retracted position and an extended position in a mounted state where the base is mounted to the bicycle. The electric motor unit is supported on the base and operatively coupled to the linkage to move the chain guide between the retracted position and the extended position. The electric motor unit is arranged at least partly closer to the bicycle than the chain guide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2019
    Publication date: December 3, 2020
    Inventor: Naoki FUJIMOTO
  • Patent number: 10854380
    Abstract: A method for producing an NdFeB sintered includes forming a layer containing Dy and/or Tb on the surface of an NdFeB sintered magnet base material and then performing a grain boundary diffusion process for diffusing Dy and/or Tb from the aforementioned layer through the crystal grain boundaries of the magnet base material into the magnet base material by heating the magnet base material to a temperature equal to or lower than the sintering temperature thereof. In this method: a) the content of a rare earth in a metallic state in the magnet base material is equal to or higher than 12.7 at %; b) the aforementioned layer is a powder layer formed by depositing a powder; and c) the powder layer contains Dy and/or Tb in a metallic state by an amount equal to or higher than 50 mass %.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: DAIDO STEEL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masato Sagawa, Naoki Fujimoto
  • Patent number: 10844457
    Abstract: The present invention provides a ferritic stainless steel foil high in stretch-expand formability and further small in anisotropy of deformation with respect to stretch-expand forming even with ultrathin steel foil with a thickness of 60 ?m or less. The ferritic stainless steel foil has a thickness of 5 ?m to 60 ?m, wherein a recrystallization rate of the stainless steel foil is 90% to 100%, and in an orientation distribution function obtained by analysis of a crystalline texture of the stainless steel foil, when a Euler angle ?2 is 45°±10°, at a plane expressed by a Euler angle ? of 53.4°±10°, a maximum peak strength ratio in peak strength ratios shown by orientations corresponding to a Euler angle ?1 is 25 or less, where the Euler angle ?1 is 0 to 90°. The ferritic stainless steel foil may be laminated with a resin film and is useful for producing a battery case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL CHEMICAL & MATERIAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroto Unno, Naoya Sawaki, Naoki Fujimoto, Masahiro Fukuda, Tomohiro Uno, Toru Inaguma
  • Patent number: 10786974
    Abstract: The present invention provide a ferritic stainless steel foil having a high thickness precision even with a thickness 60 ?m or less ultrathin stainless steel foil and simultaneously having a plastic deformation ability and good elongation at break, that is, having a good press-formability (deep drawing ability). The present invention is a stainless steel foil having a thickness of 5 ?m to 60 ?m, wherein a recrystallization ratio of said stainless steel foil is 90% to 100%, a surface layer of said stainless steel foil has a nitrogen concentration of 1.0 mass % or less, three or more crystal grains are contained in the thickness direction of said stainless steel foil, an average crystal grain diameter “d” of said crystal grains is 1 ?m to 10 ?m, and, when said thickness is “t” (?m), an area ratio of crystal grains having a crystal grain diameter of t/3 (?m) or more is 20% or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL CHEMICAL & MATERIAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroto Unno, Naoya Sawaki, Naoki Fujimoto, Masahiro Fukuda, Tomohiro Uno, Toru Inaguma