Patents by Inventor Toru Matsumoto

Toru Matsumoto 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: 20180249606
    Abstract: A component supply device including a first posture component main body receiving recessed section corresponding to the shape of a component and a second posture component main body receiving recessed section the same shape as the first posture component main body receiving recessed section, rotated by 180°, and overlapping a portion of the first posture component main body receiving recessed section are formed in a component receiving member. A control device of the component mounting machine side is notified of information indicating the postures of the components which are placed on the component receiving member. Accordingly, the component holding tool of the component mounting machine side is capable of appropriately holding a component from the component receiving member based on the information indicating the postures of the components which are placed on the component receiving member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2015
    Publication date: August 30, 2018
    Applicant: FUJI MACHINE MFG. CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuma ISHIKAWA, Shunji MORIKAWA, Toru MATSUMOTO
  • Publication number: 20180064004
    Abstract: A component supply device that images stage on which multiple leaded components are supported in a scattered state, and holds a component supported on the stage using a component holding tool based on the image data, wherein multiple stages of different colors are prepared, and a stage from among the multiple stages a stage with a color different to a component that is planned to be supplied is removably attached to component support member. By this, for example, in a case in which a component planned to be supplied is white, by attaching a black stage to the component support section, due to the contrast between the background and the target object, it is possible to clearly recognize the white component supported on the black stage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2015
    Publication date: March 1, 2018
    Applicant: FUJI MACHINE MFG. CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Toru MATSUMOTO, Shunji MORIKAWA
  • Publication number: 20180049352
    Abstract: A component supply device including a component storage device that stores a plurality of components, a component support member on which the components from the component storage device are dispersed, and a component return device that returns the components on the component support member to the component storage device, is provided. In a case where the necessary number of components exceeds the number of holdable components, return work of the components to the component container and dispersal work of the components to the component support section are carried out prior to holding the components from the component support section by the component holding tool.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2015
    Publication date: February 15, 2018
    Applicant: FUJI MACHINE MFG. CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Toru MATSUMOTO, Noriaki IWAKI
  • Publication number: 20180035581
    Abstract: A memory device memorizes a link between an orientation of a leaded component supported on a component support section and a type of component holding tool used for holding the leaded component of the orientation is memorized in a memory device. Also, the component support section on which multiple leaded components are scattered is imaged by an imaging device, and orientations of leaded components supported on the component support section are identified based on the captured image data. Then, the component holding tool of a type memorized as being linked to the identified orientation of leaded component is decided as the component holding tool for holding the leaded component. By this, it is possible to exchange a component holding tool according to an orientation of a leaded component, thus it is possible to hold leaded components of various orientations using component holding tools.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2015
    Publication date: February 1, 2018
    Applicant: FUJI MACHINE MFG. CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Toru MATSUMOTO, Noriaki IWAKI
  • Publication number: 20170341874
    Abstract: For a component receiving member provided with a component reception recess shaped according to a component that is a storage target, and side wall section that a component held by suction nozzle contacts when moved in the left-right direction, when the component is released in a state contacting the side wall section, the component is stored in the component reception recess by leads of the component falling along a tapered surface and the component rotating 90 degrees due to its own weight. Therefore, even in a case in which the component is held by suction nozzle with an upper surface facing up, the component is stored in the component reception recess with the upper surface facing up by the component rotating 90 degrees at the component receiving member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2014
    Publication date: November 30, 2017
    Applicant: FUJI MACHINE MFG. CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Toru MATSUMOTO, Shunji MORIKAWA
  • Publication number: 20170305693
    Abstract: A loose component supply device provided with component supply apparatus that stores multiple components, frame to which the component supply apparatus is detachably attached, claw member for locking the component supply apparatus to the frame, and a component support member that supports multiple component in a scattered state, the components having been ejected from an entrance of the component supply apparatus that is attached to the frame; the locking of the component supply apparatus to the frame is released by an operator grasping grip of the component supply apparatus. The component supply apparatus is swung, and with the swinging linking mechanism is operated such that shutter rotates downwards. That is, with the releasing of the locking of the component supply apparatus, the entrance of the component supply apparatus is covered by the shutter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2014
    Publication date: October 26, 2017
    Applicant: FUJI MACHINE MFG. CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shunji MORIKAWA, Toru MATSUMOTO
  • Patent number: 9563039
    Abstract: The lens apparatus includes a first operating member rotatable around an optical axis of an optical element so as to move the optical element in an optical-axis direction, a first elastic member configured to press the first operating member, a second elastic member configured to press the first operating member, a second operating member rotatable around the optical axis and movable in the optical-axis direction, and a first interposition provided between the first operating member and the second operating member. When the second operating member is moved in the optical-axis direction, the first interposition is moved in the optical-axis direction without rotating around the optical axis and presses the first elastic member and the second elastic member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Toru Matsumoto
  • Publication number: 20160128705
    Abstract: There are provided a surgical jig (24) which is directly used during surgery to make it possible to accurately recognize a position where a recess (44, 46) is to be formed in the surface of a surgical target bone (14) of a patient; and a verification jig (34) which is directly used during surgery to make it possible to precisely verify whether or not the recess (44, 46) formed in the surface of the surgical targeted bone (14) of the patient is of a required shape. The surgical jig (24) has an inner surface (26) matching the surface shape of the surgical target bone (14) of the patient, and a penetrating opening (30, 32) formed in correspondence with a site where the recess (44, 46) is to be formed. The verification jig (34) has a protrusion (40, 42) protruding from an inner surface (36) thereof in correspondence with the recess (44, 46) to be formed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2014
    Publication date: May 12, 2016
    Applicants: ONO & Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Nozomu MATSUMOTO, Hidenori ONO, Hisayuki SUGIYAMA, Toru MATSUMOTO
  • Publication number: 20160015552
    Abstract: A cranial deformation correction helmet (2) having a shell (4), which retains necessary strength and hardness, but can be sufficiently lightweight, and a method capable of producing such a cranial deformation correction helmet (2) with sufficient rapidity and at low cost, are provided. To produce the helmet (2), a non-foamed synthetic resin shell (4) is shaped by selective laser sintering, and then a foamed synthetic resin liner (6) is disposed on the inner surface of the shell (4). The relative density of the shell (4) is 90 to 98%.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2014
    Publication date: January 21, 2016
    Applicants: ONO & CO., LTD, Ai-met NEO Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hidenori Ono, Yasuo Aihara, Hisayuki Sugiyama, Toru Matsumoto, Kazumi Kai
  • Publication number: 20150355434
    Abstract: The lens apparatus includes a first operating member rotatable around an optical axis of an optical element so as to move the optical element in an optical-axis direction, a first elastic member configured to press the first operating member, a second elastic member configured to press the first operating member, a second operating member rotatable around the optical axis and movable in the optical-axis direction, and a first interposition provided between the first operating member and the second operating member. When the second operating member is moved in the optical-axis direction, the first interposition is moved in the optical-axis direction without rotating around the optical axis and presses the first elastic member and the second elastic member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2015
    Publication date: December 10, 2015
    Inventor: Toru Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 8993967
    Abstract: Probe light pulses output from a light source are input to an optical effect unit after the beam diameter is changed by a beam diameter changing optical system, the pulse front is tilted by a pulse front tilting unit, and the beam diameter is adjusted by a beam diameter adjusting optical system. To the optical effect unit, probe light pulses output from the beam diameter adjusting optical system are input, and an electromagnetic wave being an object to be detected is also input. Optical characteristics of the optical effect unit change due to propagation of the electromagnetic wave, and probe light pulses affected by the change in optical characteristics are output from the optical effect unit. The probe light pulses output from the optical effect unit are detected by a photodetector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Hamamatsu Photonics K.K.
    Inventors: Yoichi Kawada, Takashi Yasuda, Hironori Takahashi, Toru Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 8568578
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide an electrode for an electrochemical measurement apparatus that is less susceptible to influence from interference substances as compared to conventional technology and an electrochemical measurement apparatus using such an electrode. A working electrode 9 (an electrode 1 for an electrochemical measurement apparatus) used in an electrochemical measurement apparatus 3 of the present invention uses an alloy containing iridium and rhenium with such a composition that selectivity for hydrogen peroxide can be obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignees: NEC Corporation, National Institute for Materials Science
    Inventors: Toru Matsumoto, Naoaki Sata, Yoko Mitarai
  • Patent number: 8516911
    Abstract: An ultrasonic sensor module attaching device and attaching method include an ultrasonic sensor module 1 having a flange 7 of which the diameter is larger than the hole diameter of a through hole 5 prepared through a bumper 4 of a vehicle; and a fixing ring plate 3 having an engaging section 3b with the flange of the ultrasonic sensor module temporarily fixed on the back of the bumper 4 and a large-diameter fixing section 3c which extends circumferentially of the engaging section and is fixed to the back of the bumper 4; thus, the necessity for positioning the fixing ring plate 3 to the hole 5 of the bumper 4 is eliminated, which can attach easily the ultrasonic sensor module 1 to the back of the bumper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Satoru Inoue, Yukio Nishimoto, Toru Matsumoto
  • Publication number: 20120326041
    Abstract: Probe light pulses output from a light source are input to an optical effect unit after the beam diameter is changed by a beam diameter changing optical system, the pulse front is tilted by a pulse front tilting unit, and the beam diameter is adjusted by a beam diameter adjusting optical system. To the optical effect unit, probe light pulses output from the beam diameter adjusting optical system are input, and an electromagnetic wave being an object to be detected is also input. Optical characteristics of the optical effect unit change due to propagation of the electromagnetic wave, and probe light pulses affected by the change in optical characteristics are output from the optical effect unit. The probe light pulses output from the optical effect unit are detected by a photodetector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2011
    Publication date: December 27, 2012
    Applicant: HAMAMATSU PHOTONICS K.K.
    Inventors: Yoichi Kawada, Takashi Yasuda, Hironori Takahashi, Toru Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 8205480
    Abstract: The measuring device 1 includes a measurement vessel 13 contained a liquid 12 filled therein, and a sensor 11 provided in the measuring vessel 13 and for detecting components of a gaseous sample dissolved in the liquid 12. The measuring device 1 also includes a bubble-generating unit 14, which is supplied with a gaseous sample and has an aperture 141 for discharging the gaseous sample in form of bubbles into the liquid. The aperture 141 faces the sensor 11 and the bubble-generating unit 14 is disposed to have a predetermined clearance with the sensor 11. A relation of 1/2Y?X?3/2Y is satisfied, where X represents a distance of a clearance between the bubble-generating unit 14 and the sensor 11 and Y represents a diameter of the aperture 141 of the bubble-generating unit 14.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Toru Matsumoto, Hideyuki Sato
  • Publication number: 20120000302
    Abstract: An ultrasonic sensor module attaching device and attaching method include an ultrasonic sensor module 1 having a flange 7 of which the diameter is larger than the hole diameter of a through hole 5 prepared through a bumper 4 of a vehicle; and a fixing ring plate 3 having an engaging section 3b with the flange of the ultrasonic sensor module temporarily fixed on the back of the bumper 4 and a large-diameter fixing section 3c which extends circumferentially of the engaging section and is fixed to the back of the bumper 4; thus, the necessity for positioning the fixing ring plate 3 to the hole 5 of the bumper 4 is eliminated, which can attach easily the ultrasonic sensor module 1 to the back of the bumper.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2009
    Publication date: January 5, 2012
    Inventors: Satoru Inoue, Yukio Nishimoto, Toru Matsumoto
  • Publication number: 20110216312
    Abstract: For a semiconductor device S, an inspection is performed in a zero-bias state by use of electromagnetic waves generated by irradiation of pulsed laser light, and an inspection range is set with reference to layout information of the semiconductor device S to perform two-dimensional scanning by inspection light L1 of the pulsed laser light within the range. Moreover, with the inspection range of the semiconductor device S arranged at a predetermined position with respect to an optical axis of an optical system, and with a solid immersion lens 36 disposed for the semiconductor device S, by a galvanometer scanner 30 being scanning means, the inspection range of the semiconductor device S is two-dimensionally scanned by the inspection light L1 via the solid immersion lens 36, and an electromagnetic wave emitted from the semiconductor device S is detected by a photoconductive element 40.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2009
    Publication date: September 8, 2011
    Applicants: HAMAMATSU PHOTONICS K.K., OSAKA UNIVERSITY, RIKEN
    Inventors: Toru Matsumoto, Yoshimitsu Aoki, Masayoshi Tonouchi, Hironaru Murakami, Sunmi Kim, Masatsugu Yamashita, Chiko Otani
  • Patent number: 8013180
    Abstract: It is intended to provide a method for immobilizing, onto a column carrier, a compound having a sulfo group or a compound to which a sulfo group can be added. The method comprises immobilizing the compound onto the column carrier using a linker comprising: a sulfo group-binding group capable of forming a bond with the sulfo group in the compound; and a carrier-binding group capable of forming a bond with a group present on the surface of the column carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2011
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Minoru Asogawa, Toru Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 7973875
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a flat-panel display member, including at least an anti-reflection layer, an electrically conductive layer and a transparent resin layer, having the anti-reflection layer disposed on a first face of the electrically conductive layer, and having the transparent resin layer disposed on a second face on the other side of the first face of the electrically conductive layer, wherein a peripheral portion of the above flat-panel display member has an electrode reaching the above electrically conductive layer or the above transparent resin layer from the outermost surface of said first face side. The present invention provides a flat-panel display member capable of being produced with good production efficiency and excellent in electromagnetic wave shielding performance and visibility, and its manufacturing method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2011
    Assignee: Toray Advanced Film Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Yuko Mikami, Takayoshi Kirimoto, Keiji Iwanaga, Toru Matsumoto, Junichi Suga
  • Patent number: 7880553
    Abstract: An oscillation section for which an output frequency is controlled based on a control signal depending on an ambient temperature; a temperature compensation circuit for supplying the control signal to this oscillation section; and a switching switch circuit consisting of an output buffer and a temperature sensor output switch for which ON and OFF are controlled so that any one of an oscillation output from the oscillation section and a temperature sensor output from the temperature compensation circuit is outputted. The temperature sensor output switch is structured so that transfer gate switches are connected in a two-stage serial manner and a third switch connected to a fixed potential is sandwiched between these connection points. When an oscillation output is outputted, the transfer gate switches are OFF and the third switch is ON and, when a temperature sensor output is outputted, the transfer gate switches are ON and the third switch is OFF.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2011
    Assignee: Seiko NPC Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Jun Kikuchi, Toru Matsumoto, Kaoru Kanehachi