Patents by Inventor Tomomi Sano

Tomomi Sano 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).

  • Publication number: 20210162341
    Abstract: A method for treating a fluorine element-containing exhaust gas including a first step of contacting the fluorine element-containing exhaust gas with water and a second step of contacting a gas component discharged from the first step with a basic aqueous solution including a reducing agent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2016
    Publication date: June 3, 2021
    Applicant: SHOWA DENKO K. K.
    Inventors: Minako MURAKAWA, Tomomi SANO, Asako TODA
  • Patent number: 10675535
    Abstract: After presentation target information for presenting information of a predetermined content to a user has been newly received from a predetermined server, a first notification that urges the user to check the newly-arrived presentation target information is displayed. Thereafter, while the presentation target information has not yet been checked, a second notification that urges the user to check the unchecked presentation target information is displayed periodically or according to a predetermined time schedule. The presentation target information is displayed when an operation to check the presentation target information is performed to the first notification or the second notification has been performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: NINTENDO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tomohiro Yamamura, Tomomi Sano, Hiroyuki Takahashi, Shugo Takahashi
  • Publication number: 20190377137
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing an optical connector ferrule includes a step of forming the optical connector ferrule by introducing a resin into a die. The optical connector ferrule includes one end surface and the other end surface, a pair of side surfaces, a front surface and a back surface, an introduction port that introduces a plurality of optical fibers in a bundle, a plurality of optical fiber holding holes that penetrate from the introduction port to the one end surface and hold the plurality of optical fibers, respectively, and a window hole that penetrates from the surface to the introduction port. A distance between a center of a gate and the front surface is less than a distance between the center of the gate and the back surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Publication date: December 12, 2019
    Applicant: SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Fumiya UEHARA, Masaki OHMURA, Tomomi SANO
  • Patent number: 10444439
    Abstract: An optical connector is disclosed. The optical connector includes an optical fiber, a ferrule that holds the optical fiber, the ferrule having a flat ferrule end surface facing a counterpart optical connector, and a spacer provided on the ferrule end surface so as to define a clearance between the ferrule end surface and the counterpart optical connector. A tip surface of the optical fiber is exposed at the ferrule end surface. Respective normal directions to the tip surface of the optical fiber and the ferrule end surface are inclined with respect to an optical-axis direction of the optical fiber in a section along an optical axis of the optical fiber. The spacer includes an opening configured to allow an optical path extending from the tip surface of the optical fiber to pass therethrough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Hajime Arao, Tomomi Sano, Osamu Shimakawa, Masakazu Fukuda, Takako Hosokawa
  • Publication number: 20190219774
    Abstract: Disclosed is an optical connector, the optical connector being one of a pair of optical connectors connected to face each other along a first direction. This optical connector comprises a ferrule that holds an optical fiber, the ferrule exposing an end surface of the optical fiber from a ferrule end surface closer to the other optical connector in the first direction, and a ferrule cap that covers the ferrule. The ferrule cap has a light transmission portion through which a light path extending from the end surface of the optical fiber is made to pass. An end of the ferrule cap except for the light transmission portion is positioned closer to the other optical connector with respect to the end surface of the optical fiber and the light transmission portion in the first direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2017
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Applicant: SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshikyo TAMEKUNI, Dai SASAKI, Tomomi SANO
  • Publication number: 20190219777
    Abstract: A lens component has a lens surface having a lens, a bottom surface facing an optical waveguide film, a first area located between the lens surface and the bottom surface, and transmitting light, and second areas provided on at least both sides of the first area. The optical waveguide film has mounting surfaces. The second areas have guide holes opened in the first end faces. The optical waveguide film has projecting parts fitted in the guide holes composed of a core layer, in the respective mounting surfaces. A height of the bottom surface to each first end face is larger than a height from each mounting surface to a surface of the optical waveguide film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2017
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Applicant: SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Sho YAKABE, Takuro WATANABE, Tomomi SANO
  • Patent number: 10302877
    Abstract: An optical cross-connect component mutually connecting an end of a first optical fiber group and an end of a second optical fiber group is disclosed. The optical cross-connect component includes a plurality of first connectors housing therein the end of the first optical fiber group, and a plurality of second connectors housing therein the end of the second optical fiber group. The m×n optical fibers in the first optical fiber group are housed in any of the plurality of first connectors, and the m×n optical fibers in the second optical fiber group are housed in any of the plurality of second connectors. The end of the first optical fiber group and the end of the second optical fiber group are connected so as to be butted to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Tomomi Sano, Hiroo Kanamori
  • Publication number: 20190101701
    Abstract: An optical connector ferrule, an optical connector, and an optical coupling structure according to an embodiment includes an optical connector ferrule that includes a ferrule end face that faces a counterpart connector; and an optical fiber holding hole that is open to the ferrule end face and holds an optical fiber inserted thereinto. A normal direction of the ferrule end face is inclined with respect to a direction of an optical axis of the optical fiber in a section along the optical axis of the optical fiber inserted into and held in the optical fiber holding hole. An inclined angle (?) of the normal direction with respect to the direction of the optical axis is between 100 and 20°.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2017
    Publication date: April 4, 2019
    Applicant: SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Sho YAKABE, Osamu SHIMAKAWA, Tomomi SANO, Takako HOSOKAWA, Takuro WATANABE
  • Publication number: 20190041586
    Abstract: An optical connector-equipped fiber (2A, 2B) has optical fibers (10a), a ferrule (11), guide holes, and a structure for regulating a space between end faces (11a) of the ferrules (11). A relative position between the end faces (11a) is fixed by guide pins being inserted into the guide holes. Normals with respect to leading end faces of the optical fibers are inclined with respect to optical axes of the optical fibers. MFDs of the optical fibers are gradually expanded toward the leading end faces and are maximized at the leading end faces. The optical axes of the pair of facing optical fibers that are optically coupled are not present on the same optical axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2016
    Publication date: February 7, 2019
    Applicant: SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Takako HOSOKAWA, Sho YAKABE, Osamu SHIMAKAWA, Tomomi SANO
  • Patent number: 10166468
    Abstract: An example system includes a server and multiple information processing apparatuses. The server includes a competition request acceptance unit accepting a competition request from the information processing apparatus, and an opponent decision unit deciding an opponent of a user concerning the request accepted by the competition request acceptance unit. The information processing system includes a history storage unit storing competition history information for a user in a tournament, an exchange processing unit performing processing of exchanging at least a part of the competition history information between competing users, based on the decision made by the opponent decision unit, and a competition processing unit performing processing concerning a competition between the users. The opponent decision unit decides an opponent based on at least a part of competition history information stored in the history storage unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tomohiro Yamamura, Tomomi Sano, Toshiharu Izuno, Hiroyuki Takahashi, Shugo Takahashi, Yusuke Sugimoto
  • Publication number: 20180345213
    Abstract: A method for treating a fluorine element-containing exhaust gas including a dilution step of diluting a fluorine element-containing exhaust gas (a) with an inert gas so as to have a fluorine gas (F2) concentration of 25% by volume or less to prepare a diluted gas (b) and a water absorption step of contacting the diluted gas (b) with water to obtain a treated gas (c).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2016
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Applicant: SHOWA DENKO K. K.
    Inventors: Minako MURAKAWA, Tomomi SANO, Asako TODA
  • Publication number: 20180321446
    Abstract: An optical connector is disclosed. The optical connector includes an optical fiber, a ferrule that holds the optical fiber, the ferrule having a flat ferrule end surface facing a counterpart optical connector, and a spacer provided on the ferrule end surface so as to define a clearance between the ferrule end surface and the counterpart optical connector. A tip surface of the optical fiber is exposed at the ferrule end surface. Respective normal directions to the tip surface of the optical fiber and the ferrule end surface are inclined with respect to an optical-axis direction of the optical fiber in a section along an optical axis of the optical fiber. The spacer includes an opening configured to allow an optical path extending from the tip surface of the optical fiber to pass therethrough.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2016
    Publication date: November 8, 2018
    Applicant: SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Hajime ARAO, Tomomi SANO, Osamu SHIMAKAWA, Masakazu FUKUDA, Takako HOSOKAWA
  • Patent number: 10107973
    Abstract: An optical cross-connect component mutually connecting an end of a first optical fiber group and an end of a second optical fiber group is disclosed. The optical cross-connect component includes a plurality of first connectors housing therein the end of the first optical fiber group, and a plurality of second connectors housing therein the end of the second optical fiber group. The m×n optical fibers in the first optical fiber group are housed in any of the plurality of first connectors, and the m×n optical fibers in the second optical fiber group are housed in any of the plurality of second connectors. The end of the first optical fiber group and the end of the second optical fiber group are connected so as to be butted to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Tomomi Sano, Hiroo Kanamori
  • Publication number: 20180252873
    Abstract: An optical cross-connect component mutually connecting an end of a first optical fiber group and an end of a second optical fiber group is disclosed. The optical cross-connect component includes a plurality of first connectors housing therein the end of the first optical fiber group, and a plurality of second connectors housing therein the end of the second optical fiber group. The m×n optical fibers in the first optical fiber group are housed in any of the plurality of first connectors, and the m×n optical fibers in the second optical fiber group are housed in any of the plurality of second connectors. The end of the first optical fiber group and the end of the second optical fiber group are connected so as to be butted to each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2018
    Publication date: September 6, 2018
    Applicant: SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Tomomi SANO, Hiroo KANAMORI
  • Patent number: 10025057
    Abstract: An optical cross-connect component is disclosed. The optical cross-connect component includes an optical fiber group having m×n optical fibers, one ends and the other ends of the m×n optical fibers being arranged in a matrix of m rows×n columns, a plurality of first connectors housing the one ends of the optical fiber group, and a plurality of second connectors housing the other ends of the optical fiber group. The m×n optical fibers are housed in any of the plurality of first connectors, and one first connector collectively houses therein n optical fibers arranged in at least any one row of the m rows. The m×n optical fibers are housed in any of the plurality of second connectors, and one second connector collectively houses therein m optical fibers arranged in at least any one column of the n columns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Tomomi Sano, Hiroo Kanamori
  • Publication number: 20170293092
    Abstract: An optical cross-connect component mutually connecting an end of a first optical fiber group and an end of a second optical fiber group is disclosed. The optical cross-connect component includes a plurality of first connectors housing therein the end of the first optical fiber group, and a plurality of second connectors housing therein the end of the second optical fiber group. The m×n optical fibers in the first optical fiber group are housed in any of the plurality of first connectors, and the m×n optical fibers in the second optical fiber group are housed in any of the plurality of second connectors. The end of the first optical fiber group and the end of the second optical fiber group are connected so as to be butted to each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2017
    Publication date: October 12, 2017
    Applicant: SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Tomomi SANO, Hiroo KANAMORI
  • Publication number: 20170293093
    Abstract: An optical cross-connect component is disclosed. The optical cross-connect component includes an optical fiber group having m×n optical fibers, one ends and the other ends of the m×n optical fibers being arranged in a matrix of m rows×n columns, a plurality of first connectors housing the one ends of the optical fiber group, and a plurality of second connectors housing the other ends of the optical fiber group. The m×n optical fibers are housed in any of the plurality of first connectors, and one first connector collectively houses therein n optical fibers arranged in at least any one row of the m rows. The m×n optical fibers are housed in any of the plurality of second connectors, and one second connector collectively houses therein m optical fibers arranged in at least any one column of the n columns.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2017
    Publication date: October 12, 2017
    Applicant: SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Tomomi SANO, Hiroo KANAMORI
  • Patent number: 9421458
    Abstract: A first input image is displayed in a predetermined area on a touch screen, and a second input image in which images in a plurality of areas are drawn so as to be distinguishable from each other by a player is displayed in accordance with a touch input on the first input image instead of the first input image. It is determined whether a touch input has been performed on any of the images in the plurality of areas of the second input image, and a process is performed in accordance with the touched image in the area. Then, a predetermined object is controlled on the basis of a timing of the touch input on the second input image and a result of the process corresponding to the touched image in area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: NINTENDO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Toshiharu Izuno, Tomomi Sano, Tomohiro Yamamura, Hiroyuki Takahashi, Shugo Takahashi
  • Patent number: 9409085
    Abstract: An exemplary embodiment sets the game background image with surface objects (bricks, coins, item closed box baffles, monsters, and the like) arranged therein in the middle of the tennis court within a virtual space for executing a tennis game containing the motion of hitting the tennis ball according to an operation by the player, and scrolls the surface objects arranged in the game background image. Then, there is provided an effect corresponding to the type of the surface object (benefit object, the hit map switching object, scoring object, or the like) arranged in a position of the game background image, where the tennis ball shot in response to a player-operation has reached.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: NINTENDO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tomomi Sano, Toshiharu Izuno, Tomohiro Yamamura, Hiroyuki Takahashi, Shugo Takahashi, Haruki Kodera, Shuji Shimizu
  • Patent number: D760325
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: EPOCH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventor: Tomomi Sano