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: 20220186845
    Abstract: A first flow path member has a first sealing surface for supporting one end surface, in a central axis direction, of an annular seal member, and a second flow path member has a second seal surface including a flat surface for supporting a surface of a plate-like member, and a third seal surface for supporting an outer peripheral surface of the annular seal member, wherein: in the annular seal member, an other end surface of the annular seal member is pressed against the back surface of the plate-like member, the one end surface of the annular seal member is pressed against the first seal surface of the first flow path member, and the outer peripheral surface of the annular seal member is pressed against the third seal surface of the second flow path member; and the plate-like member is pressed by the other end surface of the annular seal member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2020
    Publication date: June 16, 2022
    Applicant: FUJIKIN INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Toshiyuki INADA, Kazunari WATANABE, Kenji AIKAWA, Kohei SHIGYOU, Tomohiro NAKATA, Takahiro MATSUDA, Tsutomu SHINOHARA
  • Patent number: 11346461
    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: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: FUJIKIN INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Kazunari Watanabe, Tomohiro Nakata, Toshiyuki Inada, Tsutomu Shinohara
  • Patent number: 11261990
    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: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: FUJIKIN INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Takeru Miura, Tsutomu Shinohara, Tomohiro Nakata, Toshiyuki Inada, Kazunari Watanabe, Kenta Kondo, Hidenobu Sato, Tomoko Yuhara
  • Patent number: 11255458
    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.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: FUJIKIN INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Takahiro Matsuda, Kenji Aikawa, Toshiyuki Inada, Kazunari Watanabe, Yuta Motegi, Tomohiro Nakata, Tsutomu Shinohara
  • Publication number: 20220049775
    Abstract: A diaphragm includes: a metal thin plate; and a thin film layer formed over an entirety of a surface on one side of the thin plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2021
    Publication date: February 17, 2022
    Inventors: Kenta KONDO, Toshiyuki INADA, Tomohiro NAKATA, Kazunari WATANABE, Tomoki NAKADA
  • Publication number: 20210396326
    Abstract: A fluid control device comprises includes: a joint block defining a fluid flow path open to an upper surface thereof, and which has an engaging portion on the bottom surface side thereof; a support member having a guide portion which restrains the joint block on the upper surface while permitting the joint block to move in longitudinal direction; and a fluid device fixed to the upper surface of the joint block. The support member is provided with at least one plunger such that the tip end portion protrudes from the upper surface of the support member. A recess is provided in the bottom surface of the joint block, and the recess engages with the tip end portion of the plunger to set the position of the joint block in the longitudinal direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2019
    Publication date: December 23, 2021
    Applicant: FUJIKIN INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Kenji AIKAWA, Tomohiro NAKATA, Toshiyuki INADA, Akihiro HARADA, Takahiro MATSUDA, Tsutomu SHINOHARA
  • Patent number: 11098819
    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: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: FUJIKIN INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Toshihide Yoshida, Tomohiro Nakata, Tsutomu Shinohara, Toshiyuki Inada, Takashi Funakoshi
  • Patent number: 11073215
    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: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: FUJIKIN INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Takeru Miura, Tomohiro Nakata, Toshiyuki Inada, Kazunari Watanabe, Kenta Kondo, Hidenobu Sato
  • Patent number: 11047503
    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: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: FUJIKIN INCORPORATION
    Inventors: Takeru Miura, Tsutomu Shinohara, Tomohiro Nakata, Toshiyuki Inada, Kazunari Watanabe, Kenta Kondo, Hidenobu Sato, Tomoko Yuhara
  • Patent number: 11022224
    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: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: FUJIKIN INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Toshihide Yoshida, Tomohiro Nakata, Tsutomu Shinohara, Toshiyuki Inada, Takashi Funakoshi, Hidenobu Sato, Tomoko Yuhara
  • Publication number: 20210132638
    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.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2020
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Applicant: FUJIKIN INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Kenji AIKAWA, Takahiro MATSUDA, Toshiyuki INADA, Kazunari WATANABE, Yuta MOTEGI, Tomohiro NAKATA, Tsutomu SHINOHARA
  • Publication number: 20210131583
    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.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2020
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Applicant: FUJIKIN INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Takahiro MATSUDA, Kenji AIKAWA, Toshiyuki INADA, Kazunari WATANABE, Yuta MOTEGI, Tomohiro NAKATA, Tsutomu SHINOHARA
  • 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