Patents by Inventor Tomoyuki Inoue

Tomoyuki Inoue 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: 20240198542
    Abstract: A robot including a forearm, a wrist whose proximal end side is connected to the forearm so as to be rotatable around a first axis and to which a work tool is attached at a distal end side thereof, a flexible conduit arranged along the first axis from the forearm to a distal end of the wrist, the flexible conduit having openings at both ends thereof, and a pull-in code body arranged so as to pass through the conduit in an axis direction capable of being pulled out from at least one of the openings located at a side of the forearm of the conduit, wherein both ends of the pull-in code body are detachably fixed to positions capable of being handled from outside the conduit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2021
    Publication date: June 20, 2024
    Applicant: FANUC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toshihiko INOUE, Tomoyuki MOTOKADO, Kazuhiro WATANABE, Yuuki KOUDA
  • Publication number: 20240182836
    Abstract: A filtration member 110 including pores having a pore diameter through which microorganisms may pass and configured to have a positive charge or a negative charge upon application of a voltage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2022
    Publication date: June 6, 2024
    Applicant: Yokogawa Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Kentaro Inoue, Tomoyuki Taguchi, Hiroyuki Katayama, Yasuhiro Matsui
  • Publication number: 20240157489
    Abstract: This positioner comprises: a first member; a rotating table supported to rotate about an axis relative to the first member; a motor that is parallel to and offset from the axis and drives the rotating table; a reducer disposed between the first member and the rotating table, reducing the rotation of the motor and transmitting the reduced rotation to the rotating table; and a power cable for supplying power to the rotating table. The first member and the reducer are provided with a hollow section passing therethrough. A current collector brush is attachable to and detachable from one end of the power cable. The power cable extends, from the first member in a direction away from the rotating table. After being bent into a U-shape, the power cable passes through the hollow section along the axis, and one end of the power cable is detachably secured to the rotating table.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2021
    Publication date: May 16, 2024
    Applicant: FANUC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kaname KIKUCHI, Tomoyuki MOTOKADO, Akihiro OIKAWA, Toshihiko INOUE
  • Patent number: 11980522
    Abstract: A dental prosthetic device design method according to an aspect of the present invention is a method for designing a dental prosthetic device by a computer, the method including: acquiring scan data of maxillary and mandibular dentitions; determining a restoration site of a tooth, based on the scan data; reading out plural pieces of attrition shape data of a tooth related to the restoration site, from maxillary and mandibular tooth shape data sets having plural pieces of attrition shape data with different degrees of attrition for each tooth of the maxillary and mandibular dentitions; selecting attrition shape data from among the plural pieces of attrition shape data, in accordance with the degrees of attrition of the maxillary and mandibular dentitions; placing the selected attrition shape data at the restoration site; and creating shape data of a dental prosthetic device from the attrition shape data placed at the restoration site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA SHOFU
    Inventors: Hajime Takada, Tomoyuki Inoue
  • Patent number: 11982929
    Abstract: A control unit includes a casing, a first exhaust fan disposed close to a first side surface of the casing to exhaust air inside the casing, a first air intake port disposed to correspond to the first exhaust fan and formed in a second side surface opposite to the first side surface, a second exhaust fan disposed adjacent to the first exhaust fan and close to the first side surface to exhaust air inside the casing, a second air intake port disposed to correspond to the second exhaust fan and formed in the second side surface, a first cooling target object disposed to correspond to the first exhaust fan, a second cooling target object disposed to correspond to the second exhaust fan, and a CPU for controlling a revolution speed of the first exhaust fan and a revolution speed of the second exhaust fan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kohei Miura, Tomoyuki Ueda, Kiyohiko Inoue
  • Publication number: 20240151327
    Abstract: A holder for a long member includes: a holding member that includes a frame-shaped body portion; an anti-vibration member that includes a frame-shaped portion; and a fixing member that is provided with an insertion portion, and a flange. The anti-vibration member includes a pair of extension pieces that protrude in a state where the frame-shaped portion is inserted into the frame-shaped body portion, and that are sandwiched between the frame-shaped body portion and the flange when the insertion portion is inserted into the frame-shaped portion. Clearance is provided between an inner surface of a frame-shaped body portion side wall that faces a first wall in which the pair of extension pieces of the anti-vibration member are not provided in the frame-shaped body portion, and an outer edge of the flange facing the frame-shaped body portion side wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2023
    Publication date: May 9, 2024
    Applicant: PIOLAX, INC.
    Inventors: Tomoyuki MATSUMOTO, Masatoshi Inoue
  • Patent number: 11978932
    Abstract: A method of detecting degradation of a membrane electrode assembly in a fuel cell system is provided. In the method, it is possible to detect degradation (cross leakage) of a fuel cell. In the state where variation of a load is suppressed, variation of the gas pressure where a predetermined amount of the fuel gas is supplied from a fuel tank to a fuel cell is measured by a pressure sensor provided in a fuel gas circulation channel extending from the fuel gas outlet to the fuel gas inlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuhide Inoue, Kuniaki Ojima, Tomoyuki Inoue, Osamu Ogami
  • Publication number: 20240131722
    Abstract: An robot operation device attached to a robot having a long tool fixed to a flange provided at a distal end of the robot, the robot operation device includes a handle having an inner hole through which the tool is inserted, the handle configured to be held by one of hands of an operator in a manner that a longitudinal axis of the tool is enclosed by the one of the hands, and a sensor configured to attach the handle to the flange, the sensor detecting force or moment applied to the handle by the operator. The robot is operable by lead-through control which changes a position and posture of the robot in response to the force or the moment detected by the sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2022
    Publication date: April 25, 2024
    Inventors: Kazuhiro WATANABE, Tomoyuki MOTOKADO, Toshihiko INOUE
  • Patent number: 11945059
    Abstract: A robot is provided with a first base, a robot arm having a rotation arm member, and a second base. A bottom end portion of the first base is fixed to an upper end portion of the second base using a fixing member, the rotation arm member includes an arm member opening, the second base includes an upper surface having an upper opening and a side surface having a side opening, the rotation arm member and the first base are configured to allow the conduit containing the welding wire and introduced into an interior of the rotation arm member through the arm member opening to reach the upper opening, the side opening allows the conduit introduced into an interior of the second base through the upper opening to come out of the second base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: FANUC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toshihiko Inoue, Tomoyuki Motokado
  • Publication number: 20240097164
    Abstract: A controller allows an injector to inject a fuel gas when a supply flow rate of an oxygen-containing gas reaches a set flow rate for the oxygen-containing gas supplied at start-up in a state where a supply-side stop valve and a discharge-side stop valve are closed, and thereafter opens the supply-side stop valve and the discharge-side stop valve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2023
    Publication date: March 21, 2024
    Inventors: Tomoyuki INOUE, Yuto NAKATANI
  • Patent number: 11934087
    Abstract: A projector includes a cooling fan, and a processor, and the processor executes, in a case in which the cooling fan is operating in a first revolution speed mode, a control of switching an operation mode of the cooling fan to a second revolution speed mode whose revolution speed is faster than that of the first revolution speed mode in a case in which an obtained temperature detection value reaches a first threshold, and executes, in a case in which the cooling fan is operating in the second revolution speed mode, a control of switching the operation mode of the cooling fan to a revolution speed mode whose revolution speed is slower than that of the second revolution speed mode in a case in which an obtained temperature detection value decreases below a second threshold which differs from the first threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tomoyuki Ueda, Tetsuro Narikawa, Toshifumi Kase, Akira Inoue
  • Publication number: 20240088415
    Abstract: A fuel cell system including an air discharge valve provided in an air discharge path, through which air discharged from a fuel cell stack flows, a bypass valve provided in a bypass path connecting an air supply path and the air discharge path and bypassing the fuel cell stack, and a controller for controlling the air discharge valve to make an opening degree of the air discharge valve smaller than full opening, controlling the bypass valve to make the opening degree of the bypass valve larger than fully closure, and controlling a compressor to supply air to the air supply path through which the air to be supplied to the fuel cell stack flows.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2023
    Publication date: March 14, 2024
    Inventors: Tomoyuki INOUE, Yuto NAKATANI
  • Patent number: 11824236
    Abstract: A fuel cell system includes: a reaction gas supply unit configured to supply a reaction gas to a fuel cell stack; a humidifier configured to transfer moisture from an off-gas discharged from the fuel cell stack to the reaction gas; and a controller configured to control the reaction gas supply unit so as to regulate a supply amount of the reaction gas, wherein the controller is configured to acquire a temperature of the humidifier and set the supply amount of the reaction gas based on a target power generation amount of the fuel cell stack, and in a case where the temperature of the humidifier is equal to or lower than a prescribed warm-up determination value, the controller executes warm-up control to increase the supply amount of the reaction gas as compared with a case where the temperature of the humidifier is higher than the warm-up determination value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2023
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sho Akabori, Shuji Sato, Tomoyuki Inoue
  • Patent number: 11791481
    Abstract: An ECU of a fuel cell system determines whether or not temperature information exceeds a temperature threshold for determination when receiving a signal related to power generation stop of a fuel cell stack during operation of a moving body. When the temperature information exceeds the determination temperature threshold, the ECU performs a stop control for stopping power generation of the fuel cell stack. On the other hand, when the temperature information is equal to or lower than the determination temperature threshold, the ECU performs an idle control for generating electric power smaller than electric power consumed by the air pump.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2023
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ryoji Sakai, Takuto Nakagawa, Sho Akabori, Tomoyuki Inoue
  • Publication number: 20230327153
    Abstract: A fuel cell system includes a first battery, a second battery having a second battery voltage larger than the first battery voltage, and a step-down device for stepping down a voltage of the second battery. When the voltage supplied from the first battery to the control device is equal to or lower than the voltage threshold value, the control device supplies electric power to the bypass valve from the step-down device to perform opening degree learning for the bypass valve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2023
    Publication date: October 12, 2023
    Inventors: Sho AKABORI, Shuto MANIWA, Tomoyuki INOUE
  • Publication number: 20230318005
    Abstract: If a medium outlet temperature of a heat exchange medium is not less than a threshold temperature, the heat exchange medium is supplied to a medium flow field of a fuel cell stack at a predetermined flow rate, and if the medium outlet temperature is less than the threshold temperature, in correspondence with the decrease of a medium outlet temperature, the heat exchange medium is supplied to the medium flow field at a flow rate decreased from the predetermined flow rate so as to prevent increase in the differential pressure between an anode flow field and the medium flow field in the fuel cell stack.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2023
    Publication date: October 5, 2023
    Inventors: Takuya TAMURA, Tomoyuki INOUE
  • Publication number: 20230317994
    Abstract: The fuel cell system includes a control unit that calculates the flow rate of the oxygen-containing gas flowing through the supply passage based on the opening degree of the bypass valve, the opening degree of the stop valve, and the state of the oxygen-containing gas supply in the oxygen-containing gas supply unit, and determines that the measurement value of the flow rate measurement unit is not normal when the difference between the calculation value and the measurement value by the flow rate measurement unit is equal to or larger than a predetermined amount.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2023
    Publication date: October 5, 2023
    Inventors: Tomoyuki INOUE, Yuto NAKATANI
  • Publication number: 20230317988
    Abstract: A control unit of a fuel cell system controls water drainage from a drain channel by controlling a drain valve based on a water accumulation state acquired by a water accumulation state acquisition part, and controls an amount of oxygen-containing gas supplied by an oxygen-containing gas supply part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2023
    Publication date: October 5, 2023
    Inventor: Tomoyuki INOUE
  • Publication number: 20230317992
    Abstract: The fuel cell system includes a fuel cell stack, a humidifier provided on an oxygen-containing gas supply flow path to humidify an oxygen-containing gas flowing through the oxygen-containing gas supply flow path, a discharge path stop valve provided on an oxygen-containing gas discharge flow path and configured to be opened during power generation by the fuel cell stack, and a pressure regulator provided downstream of the discharge path stop valve to regulate pressure so that it is higher on the upstream side than the downstream side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2023
    Publication date: October 5, 2023
    Inventor: Tomoyuki INOUE
  • Publication number: 20230317987
    Abstract: During startup of a fuel cell system, a control device adjusts opening degrees of a bypass valve, an inlet side stop valve, and an outlet side stop valve in a manner that the flow rate of an oxygen-containing gas in a bypass channel supplied from an oxygen-containing gas supply apparatus becomes larger than the flow rate in an oxygen-containing gas supply channel and an oxygen-containing off gas discharge channel. In this manner, during startup of the fuel cell system, while diluting concentration of a fuel gas remaining at a cathode of the fuel cell stack, the fuel gas is discharged to the outside in a short period of time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2023
    Publication date: October 5, 2023
    Inventors: Sho AKABORI, Shuto MANIWA, Tomoyuki INOUE