Patents by Inventor Toshiyuki Inada

Toshiyuki Inada 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: 20210008916
    Abstract: Provided is an image forming method including a step of imagewisely applying, onto a base material by an inkjet method, at least two inks containing a polymerizable liquid crystal compound, a chiral compound, and a polymerization initiator and having reflection wavelengths different from each other, such that the total application amount of the inks provides an image area ratio of 50% or more in an image forming region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2020
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Toshiyuki MAKUTA, Shigeaki NIMURA, Hiroshi INADA, Rie TAKASAGO, Tomohiro MIZUNO
  • Publication number: 20200278046
    Abstract: To provide a manual valve device suitable for a miniaturized and integrated fluid control system, the manual valve device includes a casing having a tubular shape and incorporating a drive mechanism, an operation member for activating the drive mechanism, and a cam part that converts a force acting on the operation member into a driving force of the drive mechanism. The manual valve device further includes a protective cover provided on an upper end side of the casing and covering at least a portion of the operation member. The operation member includes an attaching part that allows removable attaching of an auxiliary tool for causing a force required for activation of the drive mechanism to act on the operation member. The protective cover is formed so as to allow access to the attaching part of the operation member by the auxiliary tool.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2018
    Publication date: September 3, 2020
    Applicant: FUJIKIN INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Kazunari WATANABE, Tomohiro NAKATA, Toshiyuki INADA, Tsutomu SHINOHARA
  • Patent number: 10737345
    Abstract: A pipe joint includes a first member, a second member, a weld experiencing transverse contraction and joining a first outer cylindrical end portion and a second outer cylindrical end portion butted with their end faces meeting over the entire circumference, an annular sealed area produced by the transverse contraction of the weld causing a first pressing portion and a second pressing portion to be displaced toward each other, a heat transmission suppressing member arranged in a space delimited by a weld forming area and a to-be-sealed area, inside the first and second members assembled, to suppress transmission of heat applied in welding from the weld forming area to a to-be-sealed area, and a first stop ring fitted in an outer cylindrical surface of the heat transmission suppressing member to hold the heat transmission suppressing member against an inner surface of the first or the second member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: FUJIKIN INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Kazunari Watanabe, Toshiyuki Inada, Tsutomu Shinohara, Tomohiro Nakata
  • Publication number: 20200248310
    Abstract: A joint block includes a block body, a closing member mounted in a recessed part formed on the other end side of the block body, a seal mechanism that includes a circular projection formed on an opposing surface of the block body, and seals an area between the block body and the closing member by the circular projection biting into the other opposing surface around an opening of a first flow path, a swaging part that is formed on the block body and presses the closing member toward the opposing surface, and an engaging part formed by an inner peripheral part of the recessed part and an outer peripheral part of the closing member that engages with the inner peripheral part. A pressing force that presses the circular projection of the seal mechanism against the other opposing surface is shared by the swaging part and the engaging part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2018
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Applicant: FUJIKIN INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Kenji AIKAWA, Kazunari WATANABE, Toshiyuki INADA, Tsutomu SHINOHARA
  • Publication number: 20200224776
    Abstract: A valve device includes a valve body that defines flow paths, a diaphragm provided so as to be capable of opening and closing the flow paths, an operation member provided so as to be capable of moving in opening and closing directions that open and close the flow paths by operating the diaphragm, a main actuator that applies a driving force corresponding to an operating pressure applied in the opening direction or the closing direction of the opening and closing directions with respect to the operation member, a switching mechanism capable of selectively switching a position of the operation member that regulates a degree of opening of the flow paths between a first open position and a second open position in accordance with a magnitude of the operating pressure, and regulating mechanisms capable of independently regulating the first open position and the second open position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2017
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Applicant: FUJIKIN INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Toshihide YOSHIDA, Tomohiro NAKATA, Tsutomu SHINOHARA, Toshiyuki INADA, Takashi FUNAKOSHI, Hidenobu SATO, Tomoko YUHARA
  • Publication number: 20200149653
    Abstract: An actuator includes a casing having a first annular groove formed in an inner peripheral portion thereof; a piston having a second annular groove formed in an outer peripheral portion thereof, provided in the casing to form a pressure chamber together with the casing, and driven by a drive fluid from an outside of the actuator; and an annular seal member having a first fitting portion to be fitted into the first annular groove and a second fitting portion to be fitted into the second annular groove to seal the pressure chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2020
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Inventors: Takeru MIURA, Tsutomu SHINOHARA, Tomohiro NAKATA, Toshiyuki INADA, Kazunari WATANABE, Kenta KONDO, Hidenobu SATO, Tomoko YUHARA
  • Publication number: 20200141428
    Abstract: An actuator includes: a casing; a pressure reducing valve and a piston. The pressure reducing valve is provided in the casing to reduce a pressure of a driving fluid supplied from an outside of the casing to a predetermined level. The piston is provided in the casing to form a pressure chamber together with the casing. The piston is driven by the driving fluid that has been pressure-reduced to the predetermined level.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2020
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Inventors: Takeru MIURA, Tsutomu SHINOHARA, Tomohiro NAKATA, Toshiyuki INADA, Kazunari WATANABE, Kenta KONDO, Hidenobu SATO, Tomoko YUHARA
  • Publication number: 20200088307
    Abstract: A gas supply system is provided with an automatic valve that is provided in a flow passage and adjusts a flow rate of process gas supplied to a chamber by automatic opening and closing, and a manual valve that is provided downstream of the automatic valve in the flow path and in immediate vicinity of the chamber and adjusts the flow rate of the process gas by manual opening and closing. The manual valve is a direct diaphragm valve having a diaphragm that is placed and separated on and from a seat in conjunction with a stem and a disk along with opening and closing, and includes a stroke adjusting mechanism that adjusts a valve stroke.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2018
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Applicant: FUJIKIN INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Takeru MIURA, Tomohiro NAKATA, Toshiyuki INADA, Kazunari WATANABE, Kenta KONDO, Hidenobu SATO
  • Publication number: 20200018519
    Abstract: A fluid heater includes: a passage member having a passage formed therein; a heater for heating the passage member; a fixing member for fixing the passage member to a fluid control device; and a connection member connected to the passage member so as to allow fluid to flow into the passage member. The passage has a helical shape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Applicant: FUJIKIN INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Tsuneyuki OKABE, Toshiyuki INADA, Taiji CHIBA, Tatsuhiko SATO, Michio YAMAJI, Tadayuki YAKUSHIJIN
  • Patent number: 10473247
    Abstract: A method of forming a pipe joint includes: preparing a first pipe member, a second pipe member, a casing, and a pressing member to be arranged in the casing to press a second flange portion of the second pipe member against a first flange portion of the first pipe member, the casing having a first opening, a second opening, a third opening, a flange receiving space, and a receiving space in communication with the flange receiving space and adapted to receive the pressing member; inserting the first pipe member from the second opening toward the first opening until the first flange portion comes to rest within the flange receiving space; inserting the second pipe member into the second opening with the second flange portion ahead until the second flange portion comes into contact with the first flange portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: FUJIKIN INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Kazunari Watanabe, Toshiyuki Inada, Izuru Shikata, Tsutomu Shinohara
  • Publication number: 20190285176
    Abstract: A valve device that greatly reduces man-hours for flow adjustment includes a valve body that defines a flow path, a valve element provided so as to be capable of opening and closing the flow path of the valve body, an operation member that operates the valve element and is moveably provided between a closed position where the valve element closes the flow path and an open position where the valve element opens the flow path, set in advance, in opening and closing directions that allow the valve element to open and close the flow path, a main actuator that moves the operation member in the opening direction, and a piezoelectric actuator for adjusting a position of the operation member positioned in the open position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2017
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Applicant: FUJIKIN INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Toshihide YOSHIDA, Tomohiro NAKATA, Tsutomu SHINOHARA, Toshiyuki INADA, Takashi FUNAKOSHI
  • Publication number: 20190009353
    Abstract: A pipe joint includes a first member, a second member, a weld experiencing transverse contraction and joining a first outer cylindrical end portion and a second outer cylindrical end portion butted with their end faces meeting over the entire circumference, an annular sealed area produced by the transverse contraction of the weld causing a first pressing portion and a second pressing portion to be displaced toward each other, a heat transmission suppressing member arranged in a space delimited by a weld forming area and a to-be-sealed area, inside the first and second members assembled, to suppress transmission of heat applied in welding from the weld forming area to a to-be-sealed area, and a first stop ring fitted in an outer cylindrical surface of the heat transmission suppressing member to hold the heat transmission suppressing member against an inner surface of the first or the second member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2016
    Publication date: January 10, 2019
    Applicant: FUJIKIN INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Kazunari WATANABE, Toshiyuki INADA, Tsutomu SHINOHARA, Tomohiro NAKATA
  • Publication number: 20180119860
    Abstract: A method of forming a pipe joint includes: preparing a first pipe member, a second pipe member, a casing, and a pressing member to be arranged in the casing to press a second flange portion of the second pipe member against a first flange portion of the first pipe member, the casing having a first opening, a second opening, a third opening, a flange receiving space, and a receiving space in communication with the flange receiving space and adapted to receive the pressing member; inserting the first pipe member from the second opening toward the first opening until the first flange portion comes to rest within the flange receiving space; inserting the second pipe member into the second opening with the second flange portion ahead until the second flange portion comes into contact with the first flange portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Publication date: May 3, 2018
    Applicant: FUJIKIN INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Kazunari WATANABE, Toshiyuki INADA, Izuru SHIKATA, Tsutomu SHINOHARA
  • Patent number: 9850920
    Abstract: A fluid control apparatus has a reduced number of components and enables simple alteration such as increasing or decreasing the number of lines. Chanel blocks on a lower stage include a plural-line (three-line) passage block disposed over a plurality of lines. The plural-line passage block receives an upper stage over three lines, with each of the lines including an inlet extension of a flow rate controller, and two inlet-side on-off valves arranged in series with the inlet extension. The plural-line passage block has longitudinal passages and transverse passages therein. The longitudinal passages are in communication with passages of the fluid control devices arranged in series per line. The transverse passages are in communication with passages of fluid control devices arranged in adjacent lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: FUJIKIN INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Toshiyuki Inada, Takahiro Matsuda, Mutsunori Koyomogi
  • Patent number: 9395006
    Abstract: To provide a check valve which can be used even under a high temperature condition by overcoming a drawback “valve element sticking to sealing member” associated with high temperature use while enhancing heat resistance. An opening of a fluid path formed in a first body is brought into a closed state by bringing a valve element biased by a biasing member into contact with a sealing member. The sealing member is formed of a post-cured perfluoro elastomer packing. An annular sealing portion which is brought into line contact with the sealing member is formed on the valve element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: FUJIKIN INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Shunya Ikeda, Mutsunori Koyomogi, Megumu Makino, Toshiyuki Inada
  • Publication number: 20150075660
    Abstract: A fluid control apparatus has a reduced number of components and enables simple alteration such as increasing or decreasing the number of lines. Channel blocks on a lower stage include a plural-line (three-line) passage block 21 disposed over a plurality of lines. The plural-line passage block 21 receives an upper stage over three lines, with each of the lines including an inlet extension 16b of a flow rate controller 16, and two inlet-side on-off valves 14, 15 arranged in series with the inlet extension 16b. The plural-line passage block 21 has longitudinal passages and transverse passages therein. The longitudinal passages are in communication with passages of the fluid control devices arranged in series per line. The transverse passages are in communication with passages of fluid control devices arranged in adjacent lines.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2013
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventors: Toshiyuki Inada, Takahiro Matsuda, Mutsunori Koyomogi
  • Publication number: 20140216575
    Abstract: To provide a check valve which can be used even under a high temperature condition by overcoming a drawback “valve element sticking to sealing member” associated with high temperature use while enhancing heat resistance. An opening of a fluid path formed in a first body is brought into a closed state by bringing a valve element biased by a biasing member into contact with a sealing member. The sealing member is formed of a post-cured perfluoro elastomer packing. An annular sealing portion which is brought into line contact with the sealing member is formed on the valve element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2012
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: FUJIKIN INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Shunya Ikeda, Mutsunori Koyomogi, Megumu Makino, Toshiyuki Inada