Patents by Inventor Yoshinori Kato

Yoshinori Kato 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: 20190356105
    Abstract: A laser medium unit includes: a plate-shaped laser gain medium which includes a first surface and a second surface opposite to the first surface and generates emission light by the irradiation of excitation light from the first surface; a reflection member that is provided on the second surface so as to reflect the excitation light and the emission light; and a cooling member that cools the laser gain medium. The laser gain medium includes an irradiation area which is irradiated with the excitation light and an outer area which is located outside the irradiation area when viewed from a thickness direction intersecting the first surface and the second surface. The cooling member is thermally connected to the second surface through the reflection member so that a cooling area of the laser gain medium is formed on the second surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2018
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Applicant: HAMAMATSU PHOTONICS K.K.
    Inventors: Kenichi UEDA, Koichi IYAMA, Yoshinori KATO, Takashi SEKINE, Toshiyuki KAWASHIMA
  • Patent number: 10414165
    Abstract: A processor of a print device performs empty processing in a case where it has determined that it has received, from a remaining ink amount detector, a first signal that indicates that a remaining amount of an ink is not greater than a first prescribed amount. The processor also performs the empty processing in a case where it has not determined that it has received the first signal, but has determined that it has received a second signal. In the empty processing, the processor performs soak cleaning of a nozzle face and stores an empty soak standby flag in an EEPROM. The empty soak standby flag is a flag that prohibits the performing of a printing operation. Therefore, the print device is able to reduce the possibility that a decline in print quality will occur.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: BROTHER KYOGO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Katsunori Nishida, Yoshinori Kato
  • Patent number: 10374377
    Abstract: A plate-like laser medium has a through-hole for providing a flow of a cooling medium. The laser medium unit includes the plurality of laser media. A laser beam amplification device includes a laser medium unit 10, an excitation light source 21 that causes excitation light to enter the laser medium unit 10, a through-hole 16a of a window member as a unit for supplying the cooling medium in a through-hole 14a of the laser medium 14, and a cooling medium flow path F1 arranged around the laser medium unit 10.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: HAMAMATSU PHOTONICS K.K.
    Inventors: Takashi Sekine, Yoshinori Kato, Yoshinori Tamaoki, Takashi Kurita, Toshiyuki Kawashima, Takaaki Morita
  • Patent number: 10307859
    Abstract: A method includes the following: an incidence step in which ultrasonic waves from an insertion side and the side opposite thereto of a tool are caused to be incident on a joint part when a workpiece is joined by the tool that has a probe and a shoulder which supports the probe and that is for friction stir welding; an image acquisition step for obtaining an ultrasonic wave transmission image of the joint part using the ultrasonic waves; and a determination step for determining that the joint part has been joined if width-dimensions of the joint part obtained from the ultrasonic wave transmission image are equivalent to at least the outer diameter d of the probe and if no defect of a prescribed size or greater is found in a range equivalent to the outer diameter D of the shoulder or less in the ultrasonic wave transmission image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES ENGINEERING, LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshinori Kato, Kazushige Yamasu
  • Patent number: 10155282
    Abstract: In a friction stir welding method, a pair of plate materials is arranged opposing one another such that the ends thereof are butted together, after which friction stir welding is performed. A first shoulder is arranged at one surface of the pair of plate materials and a second shoulder is arranged at the other surface of the plate materials to sandwich therebetween a joint to be formed by friction stirring of the end parts of the plate materials, and the first shoulder and the second shoulder are rotated, thereby friction stirring the joint of the pair of plate materials. As the joint is friction stirred, the first shoulder and the second shoulder are moved from the other surface toward the one surface of the plate materials, thereby forming at the joint a protruding part protruding from the one surface of the plate materials as the friction stir welding is performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES ENGINEERING, LTD.
    Inventor: Yoshinori Kato
  • Publication number: 20180291213
    Abstract: The invention provides: a metallic coating composition and a method for forming a coating film. The metallic coating composition includes: a binder component containing a phosphate group-containing acrylic resin (A), a polyisocyanate compound (B), and a cellulose resin (C); and a vapor-deposition aluminum pigment (D), wherein the vapor-deposition aluminum pigment (D) is present in an amount of 100 to 300 parts by mass per 100 parts by mass of the total solids content of the binder component, and wherein the phosphate group-containing acrylic resin (A) is a copolymer resin of a monomer mixture consisting of 3 to 48 mass % of a phosphate group-containing polymerizable unsaturated monomer (a1), 6 to 45 mass % of a hydroxy-containing polymerizable unsaturated monomer (a2), and 10 to 91 mass % of other polymerizable unsaturated monomer (a3), based on the total amount of all of the monomers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2018
    Publication date: October 11, 2018
    Applicant: KANSAI PAINT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ryusuke SHINKE, Yoshinori KATO
  • Publication number: 20180281437
    Abstract: A processor of a print device performs empty processing in a case where it has determined that it has received, from a remaining ink amount detector, a first signal that indicates that a remaining amount of an ink is not greater than a first prescribed amount. The processor also performs the empty processing in a case where it has not determined that it has received the first signal, but has determined that it has received a second signal. In the empty processing, the processor performs soak cleaning of a nozzle face and stores an empty soak standby flag in an EEPROM. The empty soak standby flag is a flag that prohibits the performing of a printing operation. Therefore, the print device is able to reduce the possibility that a decline in print quality will occur.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2017
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Inventors: Katsunori NISHIDA, Yoshinori KATO
  • Publication number: 20180278007
    Abstract: A plate-like laser medium has a through-hole for providing a flow of a cooling medium. The laser medium unit includes the plurality of laser media. A laser beam amplification device includes a laser medium unit 10, an excitation light source 21 that causes excitation light to enter the laser medium unit 10, a through-hole 16a of a window member as a unit for supplying the cooling medium in a through-hole 14a of the laser medium 14, and a cooling medium flow path F1 arranged around the laser medium unit 10.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2016
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Applicant: HAMAMATSU PHOTONICS K.K.
    Inventors: Takashi SEKINE, Yoshinori KATO, Yoshinori TAMAOKI, Takashi KURITA, Toshiyuki KAWASHIMA, Takaaki MORITA
  • Patent number: 10059856
    Abstract: The invention provides: a metallic coating composition and a method for forming the coating film. The metallic coating composition includes: a binder component containing a phosphate group-containing acrylic resin (A), a polyisocyanate compound (B), and a cellulose resin (C); and a vapor-deposition aluminum pigment (D), wherein the vapor-deposition aluminum pigment (D) is present in an amount of 10 to 95 parts by mass per 100 parts by mass of the total solids content of the binder component, and wherein the phosphate group-containing acrylic resin (A) is a copolymer resin of a monomer mixture consisting of 3 to 48 mass % of a phosphate group-containing polymerizable unsaturated monomer (a1), 6 to 45 mass % of a hydroxy-containing polymerizable unsaturated monomer (a2), and 10 to 91 mass % of other polymerizable unsaturated monomer (a3), based on the total amount of all of the monomers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: KANSAI PAINT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ryusuke Shinke, Yoshinori Kato
  • Patent number: 10063026
    Abstract: A laser medium unit 10 in a laser beam amplification device includes a plurality of laser media 14. A cooling medium flow path F1 is provided around the laser medium unit 10 to cool the laser medium unit 10 from outside. A sealed space between the laser media 14 is filled with gas or liquid, and a laser beam for passing through the sealed space is not interfered by a cooling medium flowing outside. Therefore, a fluctuation of an amplified laser beam is prevented, and a quality such as stability and focusing characteristics of the laser beam is improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: HAMAMATSU PHOTONICS K.K.
    Inventors: Takashi Sekine, Yoshinori Kato, Yoshinori Tamaoki, Takashi Kurita, Toshiyuki Kawashima, Takaaki Morita
  • Publication number: 20180127614
    Abstract: A matte clear coating composition for an aluminum member, comprising acrylic resin (A) having a hydroxy value of 100 to 200 mgKOH/g; melamine resin (B); silica particles (C) having an average particle size of 1.0 to 15 ?m; and polyolefin wax (D) having an average particle size of 10 to 40 ?m and a melting point of 145° C. to 180° C., the matte clear coating composition comprising 5 to 20 mass % of silica particles (C) and 3 to 15 mass % of polyolefin wax (D) based on the total solids content of acrylic resin (A) and melamine resin (B). The matte clear coating composition for an aluminum member satisfies both corrosion resistance and abrasion resistance (scratch resistance).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2017
    Publication date: May 10, 2018
    Applicant: KANSAI PAINT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ryusuke SHINKE, Yoshinori KATO
  • Patent number: 9873246
    Abstract: When a processor of a print device determines that an elapsed time since a circulation operation of a liquid is not less than a fixed time and does not determine that the elapsed time is not less than a first time, the processor performs a first circulation operation that circulates the liquid in a state in which a supply flow path and a circulation flow path are not open to the atmosphere. When the processor determines that the elapsed time is not less than the fixed time, is not less than the first time, and is less than a second time, the processor performs a second circulation operation that agitates the liquid more than the first circulation operation does. Therefore, the print device is able to agitate the liquid in accordance with the time that has elapsed since the circulation operation was last performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yoshinori Kato
  • Publication number: 20180006423
    Abstract: A laser medium unit 10 in a laser beam amplification device includes a plurality of laser media 14. A cooling medium flow path F1 is provided around the laser medium unit 10 to cool the laser medium unit 10 from outside. A sealed space between the laser media 14 is filled with gas or liquid, and a laser beam for passing through the sealed space is not interfered by a cooling medium flowing outside. Therefore, a fluctuation of an amplified laser beam is prevented, and a quality such as stability and focusing characteristics of the laser beam is improved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2016
    Publication date: January 4, 2018
    Applicant: HAMAMATSU PHOTONICS K.K.
    Inventors: Takashi SEKINE, Yoshinori KATO, Yoshinori TAMAOKI, Takashi KURITA, Toshiyuki KAWASHIMA, Takaaki MORITA
  • Publication number: 20170330636
    Abstract: The laser amplification apparatus is provided with a plurality of plate-shaped laser medium components (M1 to M4) which are disposed to be aligned along a thickness direction, and prisms (P1 to P3) which optically couples the laser medium components. Each of the laser medium components is provided with a main surface to which a seed light is incident, and a side surface which surrounds the main surface. An excitation light is incident from at least one side surface of a specific laser medium component among the plurality of laser medium components. The excitation light is incident through the prism to a side surface of the laser medium component adjacent to the prism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2015
    Publication date: November 16, 2017
    Applicant: HAMAMATSU PHOTONICS K.K.
    Inventors: Takashi SEKINE, Yoshinori KATO, Yasuki TAKEUCHI, Toshiyuki KAWASHIMA
  • Publication number: 20170282291
    Abstract: In a bobbin tool including a first shoulder surface which comes into contact with a front surface of a subject work piece, a second shoulder surface which is disposed so as to face the first shoulder surface and comes into contact with a rear surface of the work piece, and a shaft portion which connects the first shoulder surface and the second shoulder surface to each other with a gap therebetween fixed, the first shoulder surface and the second shoulder surface are provided with a first vortex groove and a second vortex groove which extend toward the front side of a tool rotation direction so as to be opened to the outer peripheral edge as it moves to the outer peripheral side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2017
    Publication date: October 5, 2017
    Inventors: Yoshinori KATO, Hiroaki SATO
  • Patent number: 9776276
    Abstract: A friction stir welding device (1) includes a workpiece disposition unit (2) at which workpieces (W) is disposed, a main body section (3) disposed at a surface (W4) of the workpieces (W) disposed at the workpiece disposition unit (2), a tool holding unit (4) formed in the main body section (3) to enable advance and retreat in a direction facing the workpieces (Z), which is a direction approaching and separating from the workpieces (W) disposed at the workpiece disposition unit (2), and configured to hold a tool (100), and a support medium (5) formed to satisfy a predetermined relative positional relationship in the direction facing the workpieces (Z) with respect to a first shoulder surface of the tool (100) attached to the tool holding unit (4) and configured to support the tool holding unit (4) on the surface (W4) of the workpieces (W) disposed at the workpieces disposition unit (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshinori Kato, Satoshi Furutate, Toshiyuki Kinoshita
  • Publication number: 20170266707
    Abstract: A plastic working method for a magnesium alloy, wherein the magnesium alloy is subjected to a friction stir process whereby a probe at the tip portion of a tool rotating around an axial line is press-fitted to the surface of the magnesium alloy, the magnesium alloy is heated and softened by friction between the magnesium alloy and the rotating tool, and the tool is moved parallel to the surface of the magnesium alloy while the tool is rotated with the probe in the press-fitted state. When the length in a first direction of the region of the magnesium alloy being plastically worked is A, and the amount of shrinkage of the magnesium alloy in the first direction due to the friction stir process is ?, A+? is set as the length in the first direction of the region subjected to the friction stir process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2015
    Publication date: September 21, 2017
    Inventor: Yoshinori KATO
  • Publication number: 20170266754
    Abstract: A method includes the following: an incidence step in which ultrasonic waves from an insertion side and the side opposite thereto of a tool are caused to be incident on a joint part when a workpiece is joined by the tool that has a probe and a shoulder which supports the probe and that is for friction stir welding; an image acquisition step for obtaining an ultrasonic wave transmission image of the joint part using the ultrasonic waves; and a determination step for determining that the joint part has been joined if width-dimensions of the joint part obtained from the ultrasonic wave transmission image are equivalent to at least the outer diameter d of the probe and if no defect of a prescribed size or greater is found in a range equivalent to the outer diameter D of the shoulder or less in the ultrasonic wave transmission image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2015
    Publication date: September 21, 2017
    Inventors: Yoshinori KATO, Kazushige YAMASU
  • Publication number: 20170259371
    Abstract: A friction stir welding tool includes: a first face which is rotated about an axis relative to a joined portion in a state in which the first face comes into contact with the joined portion of a workpiece and in which an arithmetic mean roughness Ra value is greater than or equal to 0.8 ?m and less than or equal to 25 ?m; and a second face which is formed to continue to the first face, which is rotated about the axis relative to the joined portion in a state in which the second face comes into contact with the joined portion, and in which an arithmetic mean roughness Ra value is smaller than that of the first face.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2015
    Publication date: September 14, 2017
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
    Inventor: Yoshinori KATO
  • Publication number: 20170252857
    Abstract: An end tab is arranged to abut against an end surface of a workpiece joined by friction stir welding and is formed with a cutout portion of which a distal end side is positioned on an extension line of a joining line in the workpiece. Also, a production method includes joining the workpiece using the end tab to produce a joint material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2015
    Publication date: September 7, 2017
    Inventor: Yoshinori KATO