Patents by Inventor Yoshihiro Morimoto

Yoshihiro Morimoto 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: 20210085875
    Abstract: A cartridge adapter includes: a cartridge holder having a space that can accommodate therein a drug cartridge, the drug cartridge including a cylinder having a tubular internal space extending in a longitudinal direction, a gasket supported in the internal space so as to be movable in the longitudinal direction, and a drug held in the internal space; a piston that moves the gasket in the longitudinal direction in the internal space of the cylinder; a piston guide that movably supports the piston and connected to the cartridge holder; and a piston driving mechanism that drives the piston in the longitudinal direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2020
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Inventors: Kenji MURAKAMI, Mitsuteru FUJIMOTO, Seiji KIKUCHI, Toru AOKI, Masakazu MORI, Ryosuke TANI, Shinichi KOJIMA, Yoshihiro KATAOKA, Katsumi NAKANISHI, Tsuguhiro KONDO, Takashi MORIMOTO, Akio INOKI
  • Patent number: 10954909
    Abstract: A movable iron core, a primary attracting and holding coil, a resistor electrically connected to an upstream start-up electric contact, and an auxiliary attracting and holding coil electrically connected to the upstream start-up electric contact are included. The movable iron core displaces a pinion from a separated position to a contact position. After the pinion is displaced from the separated position to the contact position, the upstream start-up electric contact is electrically disconnected from another start-up electric contact to cut off a current to the motor, and the movable iron core displaces the pinion from the contact position to an engaged position with the magnetomotive force of the primary attracting and holding coil and a magnetomotive force of the auxiliary attracting and holding coil. After the pinion is displaced from the contact position to the engaged position, main electric contacts are electrically connected to resume electric connection to the motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Takuma Ono, Yoshihiro Morimoto, Tasuku Ito
  • Publication number: 20210016564
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a recording head, a controller, a first detector, and a second detector. The controller calculates a viscosity of ink in each of nozzles based on a temperature, a humidity, and an elapsed time. The controller determines, among the nozzles, a nozzle in which the viscosity is equal to or higher than a threshold to be a high-viscosity nozzle. The controller acquires non-ejection information indicating an ejection disabled nozzle that is disabled to eject the ink. The controller acquires a viscosity of the ink in the ejection disabled nozzle. The controller calculates an average value of viscosities of the ink in the plurality of nozzles. The controller compares the viscosity of the ink in the ejection disabled nozzle with the average value of the viscosities of the ink in the nozzles. The controller determines whether or not to change a contribution value based on a comparison result.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2020
    Publication date: January 21, 2021
    Applicant: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Yoshihiro YAMAGISHI, Kanako MORIMOTO, Ryota OKUI, Satoshi ISHII
  • Patent number: 10890154
    Abstract: The electromagnetic switch device for a starter includes: an A connector which forms a starting circuit, which is connected to a starting resistor, and which has an end at which one of a pair of starting circuit contacts is located; a B connector which forms the starting circuit, which is connected to one of a pair of main fixed contacts, and which has an end at which the other of the pair of starting circuit contacts is located; an insulating member electrically insulating the A connector and the B connector from a main fixed core; and an elastic member sealing a contact chamber, wherein the A connector and the B connector are held between a terminal block and the main fixed core with the insulating member and the elastic member interposed therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Morimoto, Takuma Ono
  • Patent number: 10881801
    Abstract: A cartridge adapter includes: a cartridge holder having a space that can accommodate therein a drug cartridge, the drug cartridge including a cylinder having a tubular internal space extending in a longitudinal direction, a gasket supported in the internal space so as to be movable in the longitudinal direction, and a drug held in the internal space; a piston that moves the gasket in the longitudinal direction in the internal space of the cylinder; a piston guide that movably supports the piston and connected to the cartridge holder; and a piston driving mechanism that drives the piston in the longitudinal direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: PHC HOLDINGS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kenji Murakami, Mitsuteru Fujimoto, Seiji Kikuchi, Toru Aoki, Masakazu Mori, Ryosuke Tani, Shinichi Kojima, Yoshihiro Kataoka, Katsumi Nakanishi, Tsuguhiro Kondo, Takashi Morimoto, Akio Inoki
  • Publication number: 20200369556
    Abstract: An optical fiber manufacturing method includes a first process of passing a glass fiber through a fiber path. The fiber path is formed through a cooling tube that is housed in a first casing. The method also includes a second process of leading the glass fiber into a second casing before leading into the first casing. The first process includes supplying a first dry gas, having a dew point lower than the temperature of the cooling tube, into a first dry space formed between the first casing and the cooling tube. The second process includes supplying a second dry gas into a second dry space formed inside the second casing so as to cause air pressure in the second dry space to be higher than air pressure in an external space. The dew point of the second dry gas is lower than the dew point in the external space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2020
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Inventors: Takahiro SAITO, Iwao OKAZAKI, Yoshihiro MORIMOTO, Makoto AOKI
  • Patent number: 10728998
    Abstract: A replacement part unit for a plasma torch includes an electrode, an insulation guide, and a nozzle. The insulation guide includes a hole into which the electrode is inserted. The insulation guide is coupled to the electrode by press-fitting or adhesion. The nozzle includes a hole into which the insulation guide is inserted. The nozzle is coupled to the insulation guide by press-fitting or adhesion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: KOMATSU INDUSTRIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Yamaguchi, Keita Kondo, Shigeo Morimoto, Katsuo Saio
  • Patent number: 10625364
    Abstract: A resin insulation guide is used in a plasma torch including an electrode and a nozzle into which the electrode is inserted. The insulation guide is used to couple the electrode and the nozzle, and includes a first internal circumferential surface formed on an inside of the insulation guide, a second internal circumferential surface formed on the inside of the insulation guide, a communication channel, and a heat resistant coating formed on the first internal circumferential surface. The second internal circumferential surface has an inner diameter smaller than an inner diameter of the first internal circumferential surface. The communication channel communicates a space inside the first internal circumferential surface to an outside of the insulation guide, and extends in a direction inclined with respect to an axial direction of the insulation guide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: KOMATSU INDUSTRIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Yamaguchi, Keita Kondo, Shigeo Morimoto, Katsuo Saio
  • Patent number: 10605782
    Abstract: A wedge tapping device for a rotating electrical machine to be inserted through a gap between a rotor and a stator to tap a wedge. The wedge tapping device includes: a tapping portion configured to tap the wedge and having a tapping force measuring portion configured to measure a tapping force of the tapping; an energy supplying portion configured to apply tapping energy to the tapping portion; an absorbing portion configured to suppress energy to be applied to the tapping portion; and a tapping arm, on which the tapping portion is disposed, and which has a longitudinal direction in a direction perpendicular to a direction in which the tapping portion performs tapping. The tapping arm is disposed so that the longitudinal direction is parallel to a rotation axis when the tapping is performed in the gap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Morimoto, Daisuke Mizuno, Kazuhiko Fukushima, Kohei Nakamura
  • Publication number: 20190368968
    Abstract: In a wedge looseness diagnosis which is performed by striking wedges of a rotary electric machine, a variation of a wave form of a strike sound is reduced with respect to a variation of an amount of looseness of the wedges, and it is difficult that a slight difference of the amount of the looseness of the wedges is discriminated, so that the wedges are struck by a strike portion in a state where the wedges are pressed by a pressure portion which presses the wedges, and a strike sound at a high frequency is reduced, whereby an amount of a variation of magnitude of the strike sound is enlarged with respect to a valuation of the amount of the looseness of the wedges, and the amount of the looseness of the wedges is judged in accordance with the strike sound which is obtained by a strike sound measuring portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2017
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshihiro MORIMOTO, Daisuke MIZUNO, Kazuhiko FUKUSHIMA, Kohei NAKAMURA, Wataru NAGAYA
  • Patent number: 10481509
    Abstract: The present invention provides a vibration damping apparatus that performs vibration damping of a first optical element among a plurality of optical elements arranged in a barrel, comprising: a holding member connected to the barrel and configured to hold the first optical element; and a mass body supported by the holding member via a damper element, wherein the mass body includes a second optical element different from the first optical element among the plurality of optical elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Morimoto, Hiromichi Hara, Masahiko Ogawa, Ryo Takai
  • Publication number: 20190329399
    Abstract: There is provided a planar member having a flat portion that makes contact with the inner circumferential surface of an endless track at a position at a traveling subject side with respect to a virtual straight line that connects a vertex, at the traveling subject side, in the outer circumferential surface of a first pulley and a vertex, at the traveling subject side, in the outer circumferential surface of a second pulley.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2017
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Daisuke MIZUNO, Yoshihiro MORIMOTO, Kazuhiko FUKUSHIMA, Naoya KADOTA, Kazuyuki TSUMAGARI
  • Publication number: 20190278185
    Abstract: The present invention provides a vibration damping apparatus that performs vibration damping of a first optical element among a plurality of optical elements arranged in a barrel, comprising: a holding member connected to the barrel and configured to hold the first optical element; and a mass body supported by the holding member via a damper element, wherein the mass body includes a second optical element different from the first optical element among the plurality of optical elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2019
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Morimoto, Hiromichi Hara, Masahiko Ogawa, Ryo Takai
  • Publication number: 20190219017
    Abstract: A movable iron core, a primary attracting and holding coil, a resistor electrically connected to an upstream start-up electric contact, and an auxiliary attracting and holding coil electrically connected to the upstream start-up electric contact are included. The movable iron core displaces a pinion from a separated position to a contact position. After the pinion is displaced from the separated position to the contact position, the upstream start-up electric contact is electrically disconnected from another start-up electric contact to cut off a current to the motor, and the movable iron core displaces the pinion from the contact position to an engaged position with the magnetomotive force of the primary attracting and holding coil and a magnetomotive force of the auxiliary attracting and holding coil. After the pinion is displaced from the contact position to the engaged position, main electric contacts are electrically connected to resume electric connection to the motor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2016
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Takuma ONO, Yoshihiro MORIMOTO, Tasuku ITO
  • Patent number: 10344732
    Abstract: Provided is an electromagnetic switch device for starter in which an auxiliary relay is provided and which has a small size and can be easily manufactured. The electromagnetic switch device for starter includes: a main contact chamber forming a space in which a pair of main fixed contacts are located and a main movable contact can move; and a sub contact chamber forming a space in which a pair of sub fixed iron cores (A), (B) are located and a sub movable contact can move; and a cylindrical terminal block in which the main contact chamber and the sub coil are arranged so as to be adjacent to each other in the radial direction with a partition wall provided therebetween and separating the sub coil and the main contact chamber from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventor: Yoshihiro Morimoto
  • Publication number: 20190160584
    Abstract: A center pipe is used in a plasma torch including a base portion and an electrode to supply cooling water into the electrode. The center pipe includes a pipe body and a contact piece. The pipe body has a tube-like shape with a cooling water channel therein. The pipe body is electrically conductive and configured to be electrically connected to an external power source via the base portion. The contact piece is arranged radially outside the pipe body at an intermediate position between a base end surface and a tip end surface of the pipe body. The contact piece is electrically conductive and energizes the electrode through contact with an internal circumferential surface of the electrode. The base end surface is disposed outside the electrode when the center pipe is inserted into the electrode. The pipe body is configured to be electrically connected to the electrode via the contact piece.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2019
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Inventors: Yoshihiro YAMAGUCHI, Keita KONDO, Shigeo MORIMOTO, Katsuo SAIO
  • Publication number: 20190101510
    Abstract: A wedge tapping device for a rotating electrical machine to be inserted through a gap between a rotor and a stator to tap a wedge. The wedge tapping device includes: a tapping portion configured to tap the wedge and having a tapping force measuring portion configured to measure a tapping force of the tapping; an energy supplying portion configured to apply tapping energy to the tapping portion; an absorbing portion configured to suppress energy to be applied to the tapping portion; and a tapping arm, on which the tapping portion is disposed, and which has a longitudinal direction in a direction perpendicular to a direction in which the tapping portion performs tapping. The tapping arm is disposed so that the longitudinal direction is parallel to a rotation axis when the tapping is performed in the gap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2017
    Publication date: April 4, 2019
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshihiro MORIMOTO, Daisuke MIZUNO, Kazuhiko FUKUSHIMA, Kohei NAKAMURA
  • Publication number: 20190017485
    Abstract: The electromagnetic switch device for a starter includes: an A connector which forms a starting circuit, which is connected to a starting resistor, and which has an end at which one of a pair of starting circuit contacts is located; a B connector which forms the starting circuit, which is connected to one of a pair of main fixed contacts, and which has an end at which the other of the pair of starting circuit contacts is located; an insulating member electrically insulating the A connector and the B connector from a main fixed core; and an elastic member sealing a contact chamber, wherein the A connector and the B connector are held between a terminal block and the main fixed core with the insulating member and the elastic member interposed therebetween.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2016
    Publication date: January 17, 2019
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshihiro MORIMOTO, Takuma ONO
  • Patent number: 10147576
    Abstract: An electromagnetic switch device for starter includes a connector assembly which has a plurality of connectors formed by stamping a conductive material and which forms a motor electric circuit and an electric circuit for supplying power to an attraction coil and a holding coil, wherein the connector assembly includes: a connector (A) connecting one of a pair of sub fixed contacts and a battery terminal; a connector (B) connecting the other one of the pair of sub fixed contacts, and one end of the attraction coil and one end of the holding coil; a connector (C) connecting the other end of the attraction coil and a motor terminal; a connector (D) connecting one end of a sub coil and an S terminal; and a resin member integrally fixing at least one pair of the connector (A), the connector (B), the connector (C), and the connector (D).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventor: Yoshihiro Morimoto
  • Publication number: 20180005790
    Abstract: An electromagnetic switch device for starter includes a connector assembly which has a plurality of connectors formed by stamping a conductive material and which forms a motor electric circuit and an electric circuit for supplying power to an attraction coil and a holding coil, wherein the connector assembly includes: a connector (A) connecting one of a pair of sub fixed contacts and a battery terminal; a connector (B) connecting the other one of the pair of sub fixed contacts, and one end of the attraction coil and one end of the holding coil; a connector (C) connecting the other end of the attraction coil and a motor terminal; a connector (D) connecting one end of a sub coil and an S terminal; and a resin member integrally fixing at least one pair of the connector (A), the connector (B), the connector (C), and the connector (D).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2015
    Publication date: January 4, 2018
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventor: Yoshihiro MORIMOTO