Takahiro Matsuda 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: A sheet processing apparatus includes circuitry configured to acquire a size of a two-ply sheet, in which two sheets are bonded together at one end, and a size of an insertion sheet; and control a sheet processing operation based on the size of the two-ply sheet and the size of the insertion sheet. The sheet processing operation includes inserting the insertion sheet in the two-ply sheet.
Abstract: A method of manufacturing a photoelectric conversion element according to the present disclosure includes: a first placement step in which a first semiconductor substrate on which a first thin film and a second thin film are not formed is placed in a first film forming place (81) in a first film forming chamber (61); a second placement step in which a second semiconductor substrate on which the first thin film is formed on a first-principal-surface side and the second thin film is not formed on a second-principal-surface side is placed in a second film forming place (82) in the chamber (61); and a first film forming step in which forming of the first thin film on the first-principal-surface side of the first semiconductor substrate and forming of the second thin film on the second-principal-surface side of the second semiconductor substrate are executed in the same period in the chamber (61).
Abstract: A sheet feeding device includes a sheet loader, a sheet feeder, a misfeeding detector, a memory, and circuitry. The sheet loader is configured to load a sheet of a sheet bundle. The sheet feeder is configured to feed a sheet from the sheet bundle loaded on the sheet loader. The misfeeding detector is configured to detect a misfeeding of the sheet. The memory is configured to store sheet feed information on sheet feeding. The circuitry is configured to change a sheet feed setting based on the sheet feed information stored in the memory and perform a retry sheet feeding at a detection of the misfeeding by the misfeeding detector.
Abstract: Disclosed is a gel material having a high water content and excellent mechanical properties. The gel material includes repeating units derived from the following monomers (A) and (B): (A) an anionic monomer containing a polymerizable carbon-carbon multiple bond and an aromatic ring, and (B) a cationic monomer containing a polymerizable carbon-carbon multiple bond and an aromatic ring. The gel material has a water content of 20% by mass to 95% by mass, a tensile elastic modulus of 9 MPa to 1000 MPa, and a tensile elongation at break of 50% to 5000%.
August 27, 2019
August 19, 2021
NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION HOKKAIDO UNIVERSITY, TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC.
Abstract: The present invention provides a miniaturized valve device capable of dramatically increasing the degree of freedom in arranging a flow path of a valve body while securing a necessary flow rate. The valve device includes a valve seat support provided in an accommodation recess and having a support surface with which a sealing surface of a valve seat abuts and supports a pressing force from the sealing surface; a diaphragm provided in the accommodation recess so as to abut and be separable from a seating surface of the valve seat and seals the opening side of the accommodation recess; the valve seat support having sealing surfaces which cooperates with a part of the inner wall surface of the accommodation recess to bock the communication between a primary flow path and a secondary flow path, and a detour passage that connects the primary flow path and a flow passage of the valve seat.
Abstract: A valve device includes: a body having a substantially block shape in which first and second valve chambers are recessed from an upper surface, and three flow paths communicating with the first valve chamber and three flow paths communicating with the second valve chamber are formed inside the body; first and second valve members disposed in the first and second valve chambers, respectively, to switch between communication and disconnection between one of the three flow paths and the other two flow paths; and first and second actuators for respectively driving the first and second valve members, wherein the other two flow paths communicating with the each of valve chambers have respective ports on the lower surface of the body, while the one flow path has a common port on the lower surface of the body.
Abstract: A fluid control device includes a first block row and a second block row each including a plurality of joint blocks having a width of the standard size and arranged along a first directions, the first block row and the second block row being arranged at predetermined intervals in the second directions perpendicular to the first directions, wherein each of the plurality of joint blocks constituting the first block row has a large diameter flow path for forming a single line, and each of the plurality of joint blocks constituting the second block row has a smaller diameter flow path than the large diameter flow path for forming the first line and the second line.
Abstract: A method for detecting the concentration of a specified gas contained in a mixed gas includes, in a pressure-type flow rate control device including a restriction portion, an upstream valve provided upstream of the restriction portion, and a pressure sensor for measuring the pressure between the restriction portion and the upstream valve, a step of flowing the mixed gas from the upstream side of the upstream valve in a state in which the pressure on the downstream side of the restriction portion is lower than the pressure on the upstream side of the restriction portion, a step of determining with a pressure sensor pressure drop characteristics occurring after the upstream valve is changed from an open to a closed state, and a step of determining the concentration of the specified gas in the mixed gas based on the pressure drop characteristics.
Abstract: To enable accurate and simple diagnosis of an operation abnormality of a valve. A valve V1 capable of detecting an operation abnormality has a magnet M1 that is attached in the vicinity of a pressing adapter 52 of a stem 53 that slides according to an opening/closing operation of the valve V1, and a magnetic sensor M2 that is attached to a surface acing the stem 53, inside the pressing adapter 52 that presses a peripheral edge of a diaphragm 51, and detects a change in a distance between the magnet M1 and the magnetic sensor M2. Further, an abnormality determination mechanism compares the change in the distance between the magnet M1 and the magnetic sensor M2 at the time of abnormality diagnosis detected by the magnetic sensor M2 and a previously measured change in the distance between the magnet M and the magnetic sensor M2 at the time of normality, and determines whether or not there is an abnormality.
Abstract: In an optical scanner 100, a vibration portion 101 includes first and third elements 3021 and 3023 that vibrate a light guide path 102 in a direction substantially perpendicular to an optical axis direction, and second and fourth elements 3022 and 3024 that vibrate the light guide path in a direction substantially perpendicular to a vibration direction thereof. A driving signal is applied to each of electrodes 3011 to 3014, each of which corresponds to one electrode of each of the first to fourth elements, and the other electrode 3015 is used as a common electrode having a floating potential. A driving signal generator 1007 generates a driving signal such that a median value of driving signals Vy1and Vy2 applied to the first and third elements and a median value of driving signals Vx1 and Vx2 applied to the second and fourth elements correspond to substantially the same value.
December 13, 2018
Date of Patent:
November 24, 2020
Takahiro Matsuda, Yoshiho Seo, Satoshi Ouchi, Shinsuke Onoe
Abstract: To diagnose an abnormality of a fluid control device from an operation of an entire fluid supply line including a plurality of fluid control devices. Provided is an abnormality diagnosis method of a fluid supply line including a plurality of fluid control devices F, V1, and V2 communicating with each other fluid-tightly.
Abstract: A valve device with a built-in orifice is manufacturable with low-cost. The valve body defines an accommodation recess which opens at the surface of the valve body and contains a valve element therein, a primary flow path and a secondary flow path connected to the accommodation recess, the valve element having a sealing portion for blocking direct communication between the primary flow path and the secondary flow path through the accommodation recess, and a through flow passage for making the primary flow path and the secondary flow path communicate through the valve element, wherein an orifice is formed in the through flow passage.
Abstract: A fluid flow path of a joining block includes a vertical flow path and a horizontal flow path. The joining block is constrained on a rail member so as to be capable of moving in a longitudinal direction. A fluid control device is supported by the rail member via the joining block and includes a screw hole, and a tightening bolt that has passed through a body of the fluid control device is screwed into the screw hole. A gasket between the joining block and the body is compressed between the body and the joining block by a tightening force of the tightening bolt. The screw hole includes the tip portion closed above the horizontal flow path and at least partially overlaps the horizontal flow path in a planar view.
Abstract: A flow path assembly incorporating functional components, such as orifices and filters, is provided in which gaps between the functional components and the flow path components defining the flow path are sealed for an extended period of time. An annular elastic member interposed between the flow path members is provided outside the opposing surfaces of the flow path members, the flow path member has a caulking portion, the caulking portion integrates the flow path members and the plate-like member, exerts a force on the flow path member such that one of the opposing surfaces faces the other of the opposing surfaces, seals the gaps between the orifice plate and the opposing surfaces, and the elastic member is crushed between the flow path members to seal the gap between the flow path members.
Abstract: A valve device includes valve elements each having a valve seat, a valve seat support, and a diaphragm provided so as to be able to abut on and separate from the seat surface of the valve seat, the diaphragm making the flow passage of the valve seat and the corresponding secondary flow path communicate through the gap between the diaphragm and the valve seat, and the valve seat support has seal surfaces that cooperate with a part of the inner wall surface of the corresponding accommodation recess to shut off the communication between the corresponding primary flow path and the secondary flow path, and a detour passage that connects the primary flow path and the flow passage of the valve seat, and the valve body defines a communication passage that makes the secondary flow paths communicates with each other.
Abstract: An entire fluid supply line constituted by a plurality of fluid control devices is precisely monitored. In addition, the control accuracy of the fluid supply line is improved by suppressing variations in operations of the fluid control devices. A fluid supply line L1 formed from a plurality of fluid control devices F1 and V11 to V14 communicating with each other in a fluid-tight manner includes: a first connection means that connects between a mechanism outside the fluid supply line L1 and a fluid control device on the fluid supply line L1 and F1; and a second connection means that branches from the first connection means on the fluid supply line L1 and is connected to other fluid control devices F1 and V11 to V14.
Abstract: A manufacturing apparatus and manufacturing method for manufacturing a three-dimensional filaments-linked structure includes: divided weight information acquisition means which records divided weight information acquired by dividing weight distribution in a height direction of a person in a height axis direction, in correlation with a distance from a top of a head of the person; and three-dimensional linked structure formation means which tangles and fuses filaments of a thermoplastic resin material extruded from an extruder in a three-dimensional net shape, and forms a three-dimensional filaments-linked structure which is long in a product streaming direction, and the three-dimensional linked structure formation means includes filament density control means which controls filament density in the product streaming direction based on the divided weight information.
Abstract: A valve device can be compact, low cost and has a bleed function. A valve body defines an accommodation recess which opens at a surface of the valve body and contains a valve element therein, a primary flow path and a secondary flow path connected to the accommodation recess, the valve element having a sealing portion for blocking direct communication between the primary flow path and the secondary flow path through the accommodation recess, a detour passage for making the primary flow path and the secondary flow path communicate through the valve element, and a bleed hole for making the detour passage and the secondary flow path communicate through the accommodation recess.
Abstract: The present invention is intended to improve the accuracy of control of a material gas by providing a valve with simplified wiring and a fluid supply line equipped with the valve. A valve V includes a valve body 3 and a driving pressure control device 4 coupled to the valve body 3.