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Fuel cell stack device and fuel cell device

To provide a fuel cell stack device that is applicable to miniaturization of the device and does not require a pipe for discharging off-gas up to a combustion section. A fuel cell stack device including: a first manifold 2a for supplying fuel gas supplied from a reformer 12 to a plurality of fuel cells provided in a first cell stack from above, the first manifold being connected to upper ends of the plurality of fuel cells provided in the first cell stack 10a; and a second manifold 2b for recovering fuel gas discharged from the first cell stack, and supplying the recovered fuel gas to the plurality of fuel cells provided in the second cell stack from below, the second manifold being connected to lower ends of the plurality of fuel cells provided in the second cell stack 10b.. ... Toto Ltd

Flush toilet bowl

A flush toilet bowl includes a bowl part, a rim nozzle, and a rim water spout part. The bowl part has a rim part on an upper edge of a receiving surface with a bowl shape. ... Toto Ltd

Flush toilet bowl

A flush toilet bowl includes a bowl part, a rim nozzle, and a rim water spout part. The bowl part has a rim part on an upper edge of a receiving surface with a bowl shape. ... Toto Ltd

Fuel cell system

A fuel cell system includes: a reformer to generate reformed gas; a solid-oxide fuel cell to generate electric power; a fuel collecting portion provided adjacent to the solid-oxide fuel cell, the reformed gas remaining after the reaction of the solid-oxide fuel cell being collected at the fuel collecting portion; an air flow-through portion; a combustor to mix the reformed gas discharged from a fuel jetting opening of the fuel collecting portion with the air flowing through the air flow-through portion, to combust the reformed gas and operative to mix the reformed gas discharged from a fuel jetting opening of the fuel collecting portion with the air flowing through the air flow-through portion, to combust the reformed gas; and a covering body provided so as to block flow of the air in a direction from the air flow-through portion toward the combustor along the reformer.. . ... Toto Ltd

Optical receptacle

An optical receptacle includes a fiber stub including an optical fiber, a ferrule having a through-hole fixing the optical fiber, an isolator filled into the through-hole of the ferrule with the optical fiber, and a holder holding the fiber stub. The through-hole has a small and large diameter portions, the optical fiber is disposed in the small diameter portion over the entire region of the optical fiber, the large diameter portion is provided opposite to a side to be optically connected to a plug ferrule, the isolator has substantially the same refractive index as the fiber's core, is filled into the small and large diameter portions, and is polished to cause at least a portion of the isolator to be flat at an end surface portion of the fiber stub on the side with the large diameter portion.. ... Toto Ltd

Flush toilet

A flush toilet includes a body including a body inner wall forming the majority of the bowl surface of a bowl and a connecting portion connecting this outside wall and body inner wall; a rim including a rim inner wall forming a portion of the bowl surface, joined to the top end of the body; and a rim spout portion spouting flush water into the bowl. This rim spout portion respectively forms a rim conduit formed by joining a body and a rim, and a rim spout port; the joining surface between the body inner wall forming the rim conduit and the rim inner wall is set to a lower position from the rear side of the bowl toward the front; and the bottom surface of the rim conduit is set to a lower position from the upstream end toward the downstream end of the rim conduit.. ... Toto Ltd

Flush toilet

A flush toilet includes a shelf formed on the top edge of a bowl-shaped waste receiving surface, and a rim forming an inner wall surface rising from the outer edge of the shelf. The bowl includes a front side region and a rear side region, respectively, formed on the front side and the rear side of a center axis extending horizontally in the left-right direction so as to divide the bowl equally in the front-rear direction. ... Toto Ltd

Flush toilet

A flush toilet comprises a bowl including a shelf formed on the top edge of a bowl-shaped waste receiving surface, and a rim forming an inner wall surface rising from the outside edge of this bowl; and a rim spout portion for spouting flush water to the inside of the bowl. The rim spout portion is disposed on the bowl rim and forms a single rim spout port over the entire perimeter of the rim for spouting flush water, and the rim spout port is disposed on either the left or right of the front side region, and spouts flush water rearward. ... Toto Ltd

Flush toilet apparatus

The present invention is a flush toilet apparatus (1) having a flush toilet main body (2) and a sanitary washing apparatus (18), with a bent supply pipe (28) extending so as to bend from the connecting base end portion (24) of a toilet seat rear portion to supply wash water to a sanitary washing apparatus, a wash water supply pipe (2) connected to this bent supply pipe, and an affixing member (14) for affixing the toilet seat to the flush toilet main body; whereby affixing holes (12) and a pipe opening (16) are provided on the top surface, and the pipe opening is formed outer side of the affixing holes, while the center point of the pipe opening is positioned on the front side of the affixing holes, and the pipe opening center point is positioned on the inside of the connecting base end portion.. . ... Toto Ltd

Water faucet

Provided is a water faucet capable of ensuring a required strength even when an exterior of the water faucet is formed with a cross-sectional shape having a longer direction and a shorter direction in a cross-section. The water faucet (1) comprises: an exterior member (4) having a longer direction (l1) in a cross-section and a shorter direction (w1) in the cross-section, and forming an exterior of the water faucet (1); a discharging port (34) for discharging water therefrom; a water-conducting member (8) for providing fluid communication between the discharging port (34) and a water supply source for supplying water to the discharging port (34); and a reinforcement member (10) provided inside the exterior member (4) so as to reinforce the exterior member (4).. ... Toto Ltd

Structure

According to one embodiment, a structure includes a polycrystalline substance of yttrium oxyfluoride as a main component. The yttrium oxyfluoride has a rhombohedral crystal structure, and an average crystallite size of the polycrystalline substance is less than 100 nanometers. ... Toto Ltd

Structure

According to one embodiment, a structure includes a polycrystalline substance of yttrium oxyfluoride as a main component. The yttrium oxyfluoride has an orthorhombic crystal structure, and an average crystallite size of the polycrystalline substance is less than 100 nanometers. ... Toto Ltd

Bacteria removing water discharge device

A bacteria removing water discharge device used for a water supply facility is provided. The device includes: a bacteria removing water generating part denaturing tap water to generate bacteria removing water; a bacteria removing water discharge part, the part including a water storage part storing the bacteria removing water temporally, a water discharge port discharging the bacteria removing water stored in the water storage part onto a water receiving part of the water supply facility; and a controller, the controller executing a bacteria removing mode discharging the bacteria removing water from the bacteria removing water discharge part to the water receiving part, and a residual water drain mode draining at least a portion of the bacteria removing water remained in the water storage part after executing the bacteria removing mode.. ... Toto Ltd

Bacteria removing water generation device

A bacteria removing water generation device is provided. The device includes a hypochlorous acid containing water generating part generating water containing hypochlorous acid by electrolyzing tap water; a sterilizing metal ionic water generating part including electrodes, sterilizing metal ion being eluted from the electrodes into the tap water by electrolyzing tap water; a water discharge part discharging at least one of the water containing the hypochlorous acid and water containing the sterilizing metal ion; and a controller controlling operations of the hypochlorous acid containing water generating part and the sterilizing metal ionic water generating part. ... Toto Ltd

04/19/18 / #20180106024

Touch detection device for water handling equipment, and faucet apparatus including the same

A touch detection device has a sensing unit that includes a contact portion which comes into contact with an object, a vibration excitation element that vibrates the contact portion, a detection circuit that includes a drive circuit and a contact determination circuit, and an electrical wire that connects the vibration excitation element and the detection circuit, and is covered with a covering material. The vibration excitation element is covered with a potting layer made of resin through a predetermined internal space. ... Toto Ltd

04/19/18 / #20180106022

Faucet apparatus

A faucet apparatus includes a rotating operation unit that rotationally operates water spouting and shutting off operations, and a flow adjustment operation and a temperature adjustment operation of hot and cold water, an acceleration sensor that detects an attitude and a rotating movement of the rotating operation unit, and a control unit. The rotating operation unit moves without striding across a horizontal plane at a time of performing a rotating operation from a first operation position to a second operation position around a predetermined rotation axis in the water spouting state. ... Toto Ltd

04/05/18 / #20180094414

Spout apparatus

The present invention is a spout apparatus including: a spout forming member configured to form a spout; a flow-guiding member provided inside the spout forming member, configured to guide water on an upstream side of the spout; an exposed flow-guiding member provided inside the spout forming member and on a spout side of the flow-guiding member, and exposed on a spout side of the exposed flow-guiding member; and a water channel configured to supply the water to an upstream side of the flow-guiding member. The exposed flow-guiding member and/or the spout forming member are configured to spout water from an outer periphery as an annular stream, among the water spouted from the spout. ... Toto Ltd

03/29/18 / #20180087256

Flush toilet

A flush toilet includes a bowl including a rim formed on the top edge of a bowl-shaped waste receiving surface; and a rim spout portion disposed on the rim for forming a circulating flow by spouting flush water into the bowl. The bowl further includes a shelf between the top edge of the waste receiving surface and the bottom end of the rim, and a connecting surface for connecting the outside edge of this shelf and the bottom end of the rim with a curved surface. ... Toto Ltd

03/29/18 / #20180087255

Flush toilet

A flush toilet includes: a bowl including a rim formed on the top edge of a bowl-shaped waste receiving surface, a discharge path connected to the bottom of this bowl for discharging waste, and a rim spout portion disposed on this rim for spouting flush water within the bowl to form a circulating flow. The bowl further includes a shelf, formed in the circumferential direction from the rim spout portion between the waste receiving surface top edge and the rim bottom end, for guiding flush water spouted from the rim spout portion in the circumferential direction. ... Toto Ltd

03/29/18 / #20180084960

Toilet apparatus

According to one embodiment, a seating detection sensor includes a strain generating body and a strain gauge. The strain generating body is held on a casing or a toilet seat. ... Toto Ltd

03/22/18 / #20180080208

Flush toilet

The present invention is a flush toilet (1) including: a bowl portion (8) having a bowl-shaped waste receiving surface (16), a rim portion (18), and a well portion (20) formed at the bottom of the waste receiving surface; a discharge trap pipe (12) connected to the bottom portion of the well portion; a flush water guide portion (40b) disposed on the waste receiving surface at the rear of the well portion so that flush water is directed toward the side wall surface inside the well portion; and a liquid membrane spouting portion (24) disposed on the rim portion, wherein this liquid membrane spouting portion induces a vertical circulating flow in the well portion, produced when discharged flush water assumes a liquid membrane form and collides with a flush water guide portion, and the colliding flush water drops along the side wall surface of the well portion.. . ... Toto Ltd

03/15/18 / #problem: provided is a flush toilet capable of increasing the volume of a waste conveyance flow, thereby improving a waste conveyance capability.

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03/15/18 / #problem: provided is a flush toilet capable of increasing the volume of a waste conveyance flow for washing down waste thereby improving a waste conveyance capability.

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03/01/18 / #20180059333

Optical receptacle

An optical receptacle, includes a fiber stub having an optical fiber with a core and cladding, a ferrule with a through-hole fixing the optical fiber, a bonding agent fixing the optical fiber in the through hole and a holder holding the fiber stub. The optical fiber is disposed inside the through-hole over an entire region of the optical fiber, and includes a portion in which a core diameter and a fiber outer diameter decrease gradually toward an end surface of the ferrule on a side opposite to a side to be optically connected to a plug ferrule. ... Toto Ltd

03/01/18 / #20180058057

Sanitary washing device and toilet apparatus

A sanitary washing device according to an embodiment includes a casing, a water supply pipe, and a recess. The water supply pipe is connected to the casing. ... Toto Ltd

03/01/18 / #20180058056

Sanitary washing device

A sanitary washing device according to an embodiment includes a toilet seat, a main part, and a radio wave sensor. The toilet seat is provided on a toilet. ... Toto Ltd

03/01/18 / #20180058055

Sanitary washing device

There is provided a sanitary washing device. The sanitary washing device includes a wash water heating part, a jetting nozzle, and a controller. ... Toto Ltd

03/01/18 / #20180058054

Sanitary washing device

According to one embodiment, a sanitary washing device includes a nozzle being capable of discharging water toward a human body private part, a solenoid valve provided on a water channel between a water supply source and the nozzle, the solenoid valve opening and shutting the water channel, and a pressure regulator valve provided on the water channel between the solenoid valve and the nozzle, the pressure regulator valve regulating a pressure of water flowing through the water channel. At least a portion of the pressure regulator valve is disposed in a range to which the solenoid valve is projected from upward to downward.. ... Toto Ltd

03/01/18 / #20180055297

Toilet apparatus

A toilet apparatus according to an embodiment includes a human body detector and a controlled part. The toilet apparatus is mounted to a toilet. ... Toto Ltd

03/01/18 / #20180055296

Toilet apparatus

A toilet apparatus according to an embodiment includes a toilet seat, a main part, a toilet, a tank, and a radio wave sensor. The toilet seat is pivotally supported by the main part to be openable and closable. ... Toto Ltd

02/22/18 / #20180049608

Toilet apparatus

The toilet apparatus includes a main part and a toilet seat. The main part includes a function part, and a case cover covering the function part. ... Toto Ltd

02/22/18 / #20180049607

Toilet apparatus

The toilet apparatus includes a main part and a toilet seat. The main part includes a case cover covering a function part and is attached on a toilet bowl. ... Toto Ltd

02/22/18 / #20180049606

Sanitary washing apparatus

A sanitary washing apparatus according to an embodiment includes a base plate and a body part. The base plate has a pair of mounting holes that corresponds to a pair of through-holes formed on an upper surface of a toilet bowl and is mounted on the upper surface of the toilet bowl by inserting fastening members mounted on the pair of mounting holes through the pair of through-holes. ... Toto Ltd

02/22/18 / #20180049605

Toilet apparatus

There is provided a toilet apparatus. The toilet apparatus includes a main part, a toilet seat, and a toilet lid. ... Toto Ltd

02/15/18 / #20180044898

Water discharging device

A water discharging device 2 that is installed so as to secure a predetermined opened space between a bowl 3 and the water discharging device 2, and discharges water toward this bowl 3, the water discharging device having a water discharge part 13 that jets waterdrops so as to spread the waterdrops at a predetermined angle θ from a water discharge port 13a, and is set so as to discharge water at a predetermined flow rate, wherein an average flow speed x (m/sec) and an average particle size y (μm) of the waterdrops jetted from the water discharge part 13 satisfy a conditional expression of “y≦9300×x(−1.5)”.. . ... Toto Ltd

02/08/18 / #disclosed is a resin material containing a polyolefin, which has a property that discoloration (red to pink), which is considered to be caused by a phenol-based antioxidant, is effectively prevented for a long period of time. the resin material contains two kinds of specific secondary antioxidants represented by the following formulas (i) and (ii) added thereto together with a phenol-based antioxidant:

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02/08/18 / #20180040499

Electrostatic chuck and wafer processing apparatus

According to one embodiment, an electrostatic chuck includes a ceramic dielectric substrate including a sealing ring provided at a peripheral edge portion of the ceramic dielectric substrate, and an electrode layer including a plurality of electrode components. An outer perimeter of the ceramic dielectric substrate is provided to cause a spacing between the outer perimeter of the ceramic dielectric substrate and an outer perimeter of the electrode layer to be uniform. ... Toto Ltd

02/08/18 / #20180039028

Optical receptacle, ferrule, and plug ferrule

A ferrule containing an optical fiber, the ferrule having an end surface which is polished into a convex spherical configuration on a side to be optically connected to one other member, and a foreign matter movement suppressor is provided with the end surface for suppressing movement of foreign matter moving from an outer circumferential portion of the ferrule toward a central portion of the end surface due to inserting and removing the ferrule. The foreign matter movement suppressor includes a first portion of the end surface which does not directly contacting the one other member, and an average height of a surface of the first portion is 0.305 micrometers or more, and a skewness of the surface of the first portion is −0.2 or less.. ... Toto Ltd

01/04/18 / #20180002912

Sanitary washing device

A sanitary washing device including: a nozzle discharging water toward a human body private part; a water guide part including a pipe line reaching from a water supply source to the nozzle, and guiding water supplied from the water supply source to the nozzle; a vacuum breaker provided on a path of the water guide part, and taking air into the pipe line when water does not flow in the water guide part; and an ultraviolet irradiation part provided between the vacuum breaker and the nozzle on the path of the water guide part, and including a flow channel flowing water and a light emitting part irradiating ultraviolet rays to the water flowing in the flow channel is provided.. . ... Toto Ltd

12/28/17 / #20170370936

Biological information measurement system

The biological information measurement system of the present invention includes a test subject-side device provided in a toilet installation room, and a server communicable with the test subject-side device, the test subject-side device includes a sulfur-containing gas sensor sensitive to sulfur-containing gas and outputting detection data, a transmitter-receiver transmitting measurement data including detection data of the sulfur-containing gas detected by the sulfur-containing gas sensor to the server, and the server includes a database in which measurement data including detection data of sulfur-containing gas detected by the sulfur-containing gas sensor is accumulated and recorded with dates and times of defecation acts by being associated with test subject identification information, and server-side data analyzer that analyzes physical condition of a test subject on the basis of a time-dependent variation tendency of the measurement data accumulated and recorded in the database.. . ... Toto Ltd

12/28/17 / #20170370086

Flush toilet

A flush toilet is provided, which can restrain flushing water from excessively flowing down to an inner side of a bowl section before the flushing water reaches an upper end portion of a rising flow path, and can effectively restrain from occurring an unwashed region in the bowl section. A flush toilet of the present invention has a bowl section, and the bowl section forms a water conduit formed between the waste receiving surface and the rim section, and the water conduit includes a shelf portion forming an inclined surface lowering toward an outer side from an inner side of the bowl section, or a horizontal surface formed horizontally toward the outer side from the inner side of the bowl section, in at least a part of a rising flow path rising from a low portion of the water conduit.. ... Toto Ltd

12/28/17 / #20170370081

Flush toilet

A flush toilet is provided, which can enhance discharge performance of waste from an inside of a water discharge trap conduit even with a smaller amount of flushing water, in the flush toilet discharging waste by a siphon action. A flush toilet of the present invention has a bowl section, a water discharge trap conduit, and a jet spout port connected to a lower portion of the bowl section and opened toward the water discharge trap conduit, with an outlet portion bottom surface of an outlet portion thereof and a bottom surface of the bowl section being connected, and a bottom surface of the bowl section forms a curved surface that diagonally inclines more downward than the outlet portion bottom surface from a tip end of an outlet portion bottom surface of the jet spout port.. ... Toto Ltd

12/28/17 / #20170370080

Flush toilet

A flush toilet is provided, which can advance timing for startup of a siphon action that discharges waste, and can efficiently discharge waste from a water discharge trap conduit. A flush toilet of the present invention has a bowl section, a water discharge trap conduit connected to a lower portion of the bowl section, and a jet spout port that is opened toward the water discharge trap conduit, in the lower portion of the bowl section, and the jet spout port includes an outlet flow path in which a bottom surface extending toward an outlet of the jet spout port and toward a bowl section bottom surface in the lower portion of the bowl section, and a ceiling surface extending toward the outlet and having an inclination toward an upper direction than an inclination of the bottom surface are formed.. ... Toto Ltd

12/07/17 / #20170350110

Flush toilet

A flush toilet includes a toilet main unit, a reservoir tank, and a connecting pipe member configured to connect the toilet main unit and the reservoir tank in a watertight manner after the connecting pipe member is inserted into the reservoir tank so that the reservoir tank is assembled to a predetermined installation position. The connecting pipe member includes a communicating pipe portion configured to communicate between the conduit of the toilet main unit and an interior of the tank when one end of the connecting member is inserted from the interior of the tank through the outlet of the tank into the inlet of the conduit of the toilet main unit. ... Toto Ltd

12/07/17 / #20170350108

Flush toilet

A flush toilet includes a reservoir tank assembled from above or behind to a predetermined installation position on the rear side of the conduit of a toilet main unit; a connecting pipe member, one end of which is disposed on the conduit of the toilet main unit, and the other end of which is connected to a reservoir tank; a tank-side connecting portion, disposed on the front side of the reservoir tank and connected to a connecting pipe member; and a seal member, connected in a watertight manner between a connecting pipe member and a tank-side connecting portion.. . ... Toto Ltd

11/16/17 / #20170328048

Water discharge apparatus and photoelectric sensor

A water discharge apparatus including a water discharger, a water supply path, an opening/closing valve, a photoelectric sensor, and a controller, the photoelectric sensor projects detection light, receives a reflected light of the detection light, and outputs a received signal corresponding to a light reception amount of the reflected light, the controller detects an existence or absence of an object based on the received signal and controls opening and closing of the opening/closing valve according to a detection result of the object, the photoelectric sensor includes a sensor main body and a conductive member, the sensor main body includes a light-projecting element and a light receiving element, and the conductive member covers a front of the light receiving element, is formed in a sheet configuration, is light-transmissive, is conductive, and is electrically connected to a reference potential of the sensor main body.. . ... Toto Ltd

11/16/17 / #20170328047

Water faucet device

An automatic water faucet device 1 includes: an electrolysis tank 37 that electrolyzes water to generate electrolyzed water; a second water discharge part 13 for discharging the electrolyzed water, a second flow path 18 that extends from the electrolysis tank 37 to the second water discharge part 13; a second solenoid valve 28 that switches between supply and blocking of normal water with respect to the electrolysis tank 37, and a controller 40 that controls the electrolysis tank 37 and the second solenoid valve 28. The controller 40 energizes the electrolysis tank 37 to discharge the electrolyzed water and thereafter stops the energization of the electrolysis tank 37 and maintains an open state of the second solenoid valve 28, to stop the supply of the electrolyzed water to the second flow path 18 and to supply normal water to the second flow path 18.. ... Toto Ltd

11/16/17 / #20170328046

Automatic water faucet device

An automatic water faucet device 1 for automatically discharging water when an object to be detected is detected has: a sensor 14 that detects the object; a first water discharge part 12 that performs foamy water discharge; a second water discharge part 13 that performs spray water discharge; and a controller 40 that performs control for switching between the foamy water discharge from the first water discharge part 12 and the spray water discharge from the second water discharge part 13, wherein the controller 40 performs the foamy water discharge from the first water discharge part 12 while the sensor 14 detects the object, and when the sensor 14 no longer detects the object, the controller 40 stops this foamy water discharge, and thereafter performs spray water discharge from the second water discharge part 13 for a predetermined period.. . ... Toto Ltd

11/16/17 / #20170328045

Faucet apparatus

A faucet apparatus including a water discharger, a water supply path, an opening/closing valve, a transmitter, a receiver, and a controller, where the water discharger has a water discharge port discharging water, the water supply path guides the water from a water supply source to the water discharge port, the opening/closing valve opens and closes the water supply path, the transmitter transmits an optical signal, the receiver receives a reflected signal of the optical signal and outputs a received signal corresponding to the reflected signal, the controller detects an existence or absence of an object based on the received signal and controls opening and closing of the opening/closing valve according to a detection result of the object.. . ... Toto Ltd

11/09/17 / #20170322565

Flow-rate adjustable valve

The present invention is a flow-rate adjustable valve for adjusting a flow rate of liquid flowing through a flow path. The flow-rate adjustable valve includes: a main valve body; a back pressure chamber; an inlet hole; an outlet hole; a pilot valve body for opening and closing an end of the outlet hole on a side of the back pressure chamber; an elongated member holding the pilot valve body; and a lifter rotatable and also movable in the axial direction of the elongated member by the rotation of the rotatable member. ... Toto Ltd

11/09/17 / #20170321811

Flow-rate adjustable valve

The present invention is a flow-rate adjustable valve for adjusting a flow rate of liquid flowing through a flow path. The flow-rate adjustable valve includes: a main valve body movably supported in the flow path via a diaphragm membrane; a back pressure chamber; a plurality of inlet holes communicating the upstream side of the flow path with the back pressure chamber; an outlet hole communicating a downstream side of the flow path with the back pressure chamber; and a pilot valve body for opening and closing the outlet hole, wherein moments acting on the main valve body based on the liquid flowing into the back pressure chamber through the plurality of inlet holes are canceled by each other in total, under a condition in which the pilot valve body opens the outlet hole.. ... Toto Ltd

11/09/17 / #20170321809

Flow-rate adjustable valve and method of manufacturing the same

The present invention is a flow-rate adjustable valve for adjusting a flow rate of liquid flowing through a flow path. The flow-rate adjustable valve includes: a rotatable member; a lifter linearly movable by a rotation of the rotatable member; a valve body linearly movable by a linear movement of the lifter; a stopper configured to restrict a movable range of the lifter in a fixed state of the stopper in which a position of the stopper is not able to be changed; and a stopper-holding member configured to hold the stopper selectively in the fixed state or in a provisional fixed state in which the position of the stopper is able to be changed.. ... Toto Ltd

10/26/17 / #20170309510

Electrostatic chuck

According to one embodiment, an electrostatic chuck includes a ceramic dielectric substrate, a base plate, and a heater plate. The ceramic dielectric substrate has a surface where a processing object is placed. ... Toto Ltd

10/26/17 / #20170306499

Composite structural body

A composite structural body includes a base material; and a film-like structural body formed on a surface of the base material by causing an aerosol to impinge on the base material. The aerosol contains fine particles dispersed in a gas, and a distance between an end part of the film-like structural body and an outermost part closest to the end part of a portion of the film-like structural body has a film thickness equal to an average film thickness of the film-like structural body as viewed perpendicular to the surface being 10 times or more of the average film thickness.. ... Toto Ltd

10/12/17 / #20170293072

Optical receptacle and optical transceiver

An optical receptacle includes: a fiber stub including an optical fiber, a ferrule, and an elastic member; and a holder holding the fiber stub, the optical fiber including a cladding and a core for conducting light, the ferrule having a through-hole fixing the optical fiber, the elastic member fixing the optical fiber in the through-hole, the fiber stub having one end surface on the ferrule side, and another on an opposite side, the optical fiber including first and third portions on the opposite end surface sides and a second portion therebetween, a core diameter of the first portion being smaller than the third portion, and a core diameter of the second portion increasing from the first portion side toward the third portion side.. . ... Toto Ltd

10/05/17 / #20170285160

Sensor device and toilet device equipped therewith

According to one embodiment, a sensor device includes a transmitter part, a receiver part, a signal generation part, and a determination part. The transmitter part is configured to emit a radio wave outside as a transmission wave. ... Toto Ltd

09/28/17 / #20170277208

Hot and cold water mixing valve device

The hot and cold water mixing valve device includes a hot and cold water mixing valve unit; a flow control valve unit; a valve device main body; a hot and cold water mixing valve housing; and a flow control valve housing; and wherein the valve device main body includes: a hot water passageway permitting communication between only the hot water inlet of the valve device main body and the hot water inlet of the hot and cold water mixing valve unit; and a cold water passageway permitting communication between only the cold water inlet of the valve device main body and the cold water inlet of the hot and cold water mixing valve unit are formed on the interior of the valve device main body.. . ... Toto Ltd

09/28/17 / #20170276781

Sanitary device

A sanitary device includes a radio wave sensor, a control section. The radio wave sensor is configured to obtain information on a sensing target by a reflection wave of an emitted radio wave. ... Toto Ltd

09/28/17 / #20170275867

Sanitary cleansing device

Provided is a sanitary cleansing device configured to provide a feeling of comfort and satisfaction to a user by simple operation. The sanitary cleansing device (1) includes a nozzle assembly (6) provided with a spray port, an operation device (10) operated by a user to start spraying of the cleansing water from the spray port, and a spray control device (20) configured to execute a fixed spot cleansing mode and a stop sequence based on operation of the operation device. ... Toto Ltd

09/28/17 / #20170275866

Sanitary cleansing device

Provided is a sanitary cleansing device configured so that user's defecation can be promoted with a comfortable feeling by spraying of cleansing water. The present invention provides a sanitary cleansing device (1) including a nozzle assembly (6) provided with a spray port, a nozzle drive device (12), an operation device (10) operated by a user, and a spray control device (20) configured to actuate the nozzle drive device to execute a massage cleansing mode. ... Toto Ltd

09/28/17 / #20170275865

Sanitary cleansing device

Provided is a sanitary cleansing device configured to less provide a feeling of insecurity to a user when a cleansing mode for moving a water splash point in at least two directions is used. The present invention provides a sanitary cleansing device (1) including a nozzle assembly (6) provided with a spray port, a nozzle drive device (12), an operation device (10) operated by a user to switch a cleansing mode, and a spray control device (20) configured to switchably execute, a fixed spot cleansing mode in which the spray port is stopped at a predetermined reference private area position and a wide movement cleansing mode for moving a water splash point in at least two directions. ... Toto Ltd

09/28/17 / #20170275863

Wet area device

A sanitary device includes a wet area device includes a radio wave sensor, a control section and a controlled section. The radio wave sensor is configured to output a sensing signal concerning a water flow. ... Toto Ltd

09/28/17 / #20170275862

Flush toilet

A flush toilet wherein the rim inside wall portion comprises a rim inside wall upper sloped surface, and an improvement in user visibility and user rim portion cleanability is sought, flush water can be constrained from splashing outside the bowl portion by traveling by centrifugal force along the rim inside wall upper sloped surface from the inside surface formed at a relatively low height. The rim portion of the flush toilet of the invention includes a rim inside wall portion; the rim inside wall portion comprises a rim inside wall upper sloped surface, and an inside surface vertically extending straight up to the rim inside wall upper sloped surface; and the water supply apparatus comprises a constant flow rate valve for spouting a predetermined constant flow rate of flush water from the water spouting portion.. ... Toto Ltd

09/21/17 / #20170268214

Flush toilet

A flush toilet of present invention includes a bowl that includes a bowl-shaped waste receiving surface, a rim formed above the waste receiving surface, and a pooled water portion formed below the waste receiving surface, a discharge passage that has an inlet connected to the pooled water portion and discharges waste, and a spout portion that spouts flush water onto the bowl and forms a swirling flow on the waste receiving surface. The waste receiving surface of the bowl has a sectorial recess that is formed between a front end portion of the waste receiving surface and a front end portion of the pooled water portion so as to spread from the pooled water portion toward the front end portion of the waste receiving surface.. ... Toto Ltd

09/14/17 / #20170260732

Flush toilet

A flush toilet forms a bowl including a waste-receiving surface and a rim; a rim water passageway and rim spout port for spouting flush water into the bowl and forming a circulating flow are formed on the rim; this rim spout port downstream side flow path changes in curvature from small to large at curved portions formed at positions in the rim inner circumferential wall closest to the rim spout port in at least the right rear area inside the bowl and the front area inside the bowl, and these curved portions are formed by transition curves as seen in plan view.. . ... Toto Ltd

09/14/17 / #20170260731

Flush toilet

A flush toilet includes a bowl having a waste-receiving surface and a rim; on either the left or right side inside the front area of this bowl, a rim water passageway is formed and a rim spouting port is formed; the water passageway formed at the downstream side of this rim spouting port forms a flow path cross section with the inner circumferential surface of the rim, the shelf surface formed under this inner circumferential surface, and the overhang portion formed over the inner circumferential surface; the height dimension of the flow path cross section is set to increase with distance on the downstream side, and the width thereof is set to decrease with distance on the downstream side, so that from the rim spout port toward the downstream side, the cross sectional area of the flow path cross section is approximately constant.. . ... Toto Ltd

09/14/17 / #20170260730

Flush toilet

A flush toilet includes a bowl having a waste-receiving surface and a rim; the bowl comprises a front region on the front side of a center line extending in the left-right direction and equally dividing the bowl in the front-rear direction, and a rear region on the rear side thereof; whereby on either the left or right side in the front area of the bowl, on the rim, a rim water passageway is formed for passing flush water supplied from a conduit, and a rim spout port is formed, and the rim water passageway comprises: an outside passageway extending from the inlet thereof through the rim interior toward the front; a bent passageway bending inward from the downstream end of this outside passageway; and an inside passageway extending from this bent passageway toward the rear, up to the rim spout port.. . ... Toto Ltd

09/14/17 / #20170260726

Operating device, flush water tank device, and flush toilet

An operating device includes a rotary shaft, an operating handle, an operating wire, and a drive unit; wherein this drive unit includes: a rotary member, a rotary windup member, a locking device for mutually locking the rotary member and the rotary windup member until the rotary windup member rotates in the forward rotational direction from a first operating position and reaches a second operating position, a lock release device for releasing the lock between the rotary member and the rotary windup member so the rotary windup member rotates in the reverse rotational direction and moves to the first operating position regardless of any operation of the operating handle when the rotary member and the rotary windup member reach the second operating position, and a biasing device for restoring the rotary member to an initial position at which a toilet flush operation can be started from the operating position.. . ... Toto Ltd

08/31/17 / #20170250418

Fuel cell system

A fuel cell system includes: a fuel cell; a reformer to generate a hydrogen-containing gas; an electric power generation raw material supply unit; a reforming material supply unit configured to supply at least one of reforming water and reforming air, to the reformer; an oxidizing gas supply unit to supply an oxidizing gas to a cathode of the fuel cell; a combustor to ignite an exhaust gas discharged from the fuel cell; and a controller. In an operation stop process of the fuel cell system, the controller causes the oxidizing gas supply unit to supply the oxidizing gas, causes the electric power generation raw material supply unit and the reforming material supply unit to intermittently supply the electric power generation raw material and at least one of the water and the air to the reformer, and causes the ignitor to perform an ignition operation.. ... Toto Ltd

08/24/17 / #20170241120

Flush toilet

A flush toilet of the present invention is provided with a toilet main body and a storage tank supplying cleaning water to a supply opening of the toilet main body. The toilet main body includes a bowl, a rim, a rim water passage formed on an entire circumference of the rim, and an aperture formed on the entire circumference of the rim, and a water conduit formed between the supply opening and the rim water passage. ... Toto Ltd

08/24/17 / #20170241119

Flush toilet

There is provided a flush toilet that cleans a bowl using a swirl flow formed by cleaning water flowing down from a slit aperture formed on a rim. The flush toilet has a discharge passage an inlet of which is connected to a lower portion of a waste receiving having a bowl shape, and an inlet of an inlet conduit of the discharge passage is formed such that on a horizontal cross-section plane a maximum width of a front portion in a left-right direction is larger than a maximum width of a rear portion in the left-right direction.. ... Toto Ltd

08/17/17 / #20170231442

Toilet seat device and toilet device equipped therewith

According to one embodiment, a toilet seat device includes a toilet seat, and a doppler sensor using radio waves. An opened state of the toilet seat is sensed when approach of a user to the toilet seat is sensed based on a sensing signal outputted by the doppler sensor. ... Toto Ltd

08/10/17 / #20170226725

Flush toilet

The bowl portion of the flush toilet includes a bowl-shaped waste receiving surface and a rim portion formed on a top edge of the bowl portion. The rim portion includes a rim inside wall portion located on an inner side of the top edge of the bowl portion. ... Toto Ltd

07/27/17 / #20170211263

Flush toilet

A float rise speed control tank in a flush toilet is formed so that when the flush water level inside a flush water tank rises and the flush water level reaches a window due to supply of flush water into the flush water tank by a water supply device, the inflow into the float rise speed control tank by flush water in the flush water tank from a window formed above the bottom edge part of the float causes the rise speed of the flush water level in the float rise speed control tank to increase more than the rise speed of the flush water in the flush water tank.. . ... Toto Ltd

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06/22/17 / #20170178944

Electrostatic chuck

An electrostatic chuck includes: a ceramic dielectric substrate having a first major surface, a second major surface, and a through-hole; a metallic base plate which has a gas introduction path that communicates with the through-hole; and a bonding layer which is provided between the ceramic dielectric substrate and the base plate and includes a resin material. The bonding layer has a space which is provided between an opening of the through-hole in the second major surface and the gas introduction path and is larger than the opening in a horizontal direction, and a first area in which an end face of the bonding layer on a side of the space intersects with the second major surface being recessed from the opening further than a second area of the end face which is different from the first area.. ... Toto Ltd

06/15/17 / #20170167125

Discharge valve device, reservoir tank device, and flush toilet

In a discharge valve device, a protuberance penetrates a vertical channel with a raised portion engaging a channel. Thus when an attempt is made to rotate a cylindrical body in the circumferential direction with a raised portion engaging a channel, contact between the protuberance right side surface and the vertical channel restricts rotational movement of the cylindrical body in the circumferential direction.. ... Toto Ltd

06/15/17 / #20170165688

Spouting apparatus

To provide a spout apparatus whereby expansion and deformation of the inner wall surface of the vortex generating portion such that a desired karman vortex cannot be generated are prevented, even when the port portion is formed of an elastically deformable soft member. A spout apparatus for discharging hot or cold water with reciprocal motion, having a spout apparatus body and a vortex generating passage; whereby the oscillating element has a supply passage, a vortex generating passage, and a spout port passage, and the spout port passage is formed by an elastically deformable soft member, and is attached to the spout apparatus body so that a user can manipulate and deform the spout port passage, and the vortex generating passage is formed so as not to expand and deform even if internal pressure rises due to the supply of hot or cold water from the supply passage.. ... Toto Ltd

06/15/17 / #20170165687

Spout apparatus

To provide a spout apparatus which is easily maintainable by a user even when, in a fluid device utilizing karman vortices, scale adheres to the karman vortex generating portion. A spout apparatus for discharging hot or cold water while causing it to reciprocally oscillate, having a spout apparatus body and an oscillating element; whereby the oscillating element has a water supply passage, a vortex generating passage, and a spout port passage; the spout port passage is formed of an elastically deformable soft member and is attached to the spout apparatus body so that a user can manipulate the spout port passage to deform it; and the vortex generating passage is formed of an elastically deformable soft member, and is integrally formed with the spout port passage so that deformations of the spout port passage can be transmitted to this vortex generating passage.. ... Toto Ltd

06/01/17 / #20170152189

Plasma-resistant member

There is provided a plasma-resistant member, including: a base material; and a layer structural component formed by aerosol deposition at a surface of the base material, the layer structural component being plasma-resistant and including an yttria polycrystalline body, the yttria polycrystalline body included in the layer structural component having a crystal structure in which cubic and monoclinic coexist, a proportion of monoclinic to cubic inside the yttria polycrystalline body included in the layer structural component being not less than 0% and not more than 60%, a crystallite size of the yttria polycrystalline body included in the layer structural component being not less than 8 nm and not more than 50 nm.. . ... Toto Ltd

06/01/17 / #20170151601

Showerhead and showerhead manufacturing method

The present invention has the object of providing a metal showerhead lighter than previous, at a low cost. A showerhead 3 furnished with an outer cylinder 31 in which a metal plate is plastically deformed and formed into a cylindrical shape in which the base end portion thereof is left open; and a water conduit member 32 which is inserted from the open end of the base end portion side into the outer cylinder to supply hot or cold water supplied from a hose into outer cylinder 31; whereby a gripping portion 311 for holding outer cylinder 31 by hand is provided on the base end portion of outer cylinder 31, and a spray portion 33 is provided in which multiple spray holes 33b are formed to spray hot or cold water supplied by water conduit member 32 to the front end portion side of outer cylinder 31.. ... Toto Ltd

06/01/17 / #20170150854

Toilet seat apparatus

According to one embodiment, a toilet seat apparatus that includes a main part mounted at a rear upper part of a toilet, a toilet seat provided rotatably with respect to the main part, and a radio wave sensor being provided in the interior of the main part and using a radio wave to sense a human body; and in the state in which the toilet seat is lowered, the toilet seat covers the radio wave sensor, and the radio wave passes through the toilet seat and is radiated frontward of the radio wave sensor.. . ... Toto Ltd

05/18/17 / #20170138034

Flush toilet

A flush toilet includes: a bowl portion; a rim portion disposed on a top edge of the bowl portion; a spout portion for spouting flush water supplied from the water supply source to the bowl portion to form a circulating current; a discharge passage for discharging waste in the bowl portion, an inlet portion of the discharge passage being connected at the bottom of the bowl portion; a sanitary washing device disposed at a rear of the bowl portion, the sanitary washing device including a nozzle for spraying flush water toward a user positioned over the bowl portion; and a skirt portion disposed to respectively cover sides of both the bowl portion and the discharge passage.. . ... Toto Ltd

04/27/17 / #20170113235

Composite structure formation method, pre-formed controlled particles formed of fine particles non-chemically bonded together, and composite structure formation system involving controlled particles

A composite structure formation method includes the steps of storing a plurality of pre-formed controlled particles in a storage mechanism, supplying the controlled particles from the storage mechanism to an aerosolation mechanism constantly, disaggregating the supplied controlled particles into a plurality of the fine particles in the aerosolation mechanism to form an aerosol in which an entire contents of the controlled particles including the fine particles are dispersed in the gas; and spraying all of the fine particles in the aerosol toward the substrate to form a composite structure of the structure and the substrate. The controlled particles are controlled so that bonding strength between the fine particles includes a mean compressive fracture strength sufficient to substantially avoid disaggregation during the supply step, but which permits the controlled particles to be substantially completely disaggregated in the disaggregation step.. ... Toto Ltd

04/06/17 / #20170095125

Toilet device

A toilet device includes a toilet seat device, a radio wave sensor, and a controller. The toilet seat device is provided on a toilet bowl. ... Toto Ltd

03/30/17 / #20170092969

Solid oxide fuel cell system and method of stopping the same

A solid oxide fuel cell system includes: a fuel cell unit including a solid oxide fuel cell and a mixer, the solid oxide fuel cell including an anode gas passage and a cathode gas passage, the mixer mixing an anode off gas discharged from the anode gas passage and a cathode off gas discharged from the cathode gas passage; a power-generating raw material supply device operative to supply a power-generating raw material to the fuel cell unit; a combustible gas passage, which extends from the power-generating raw material supply device to a downstream end of the anode gas passage; an oxidizing gas supply device operative to supply an oxidizing gas to the cathode gas passage; and a controller operative to, after electric power generation by the fuel cell unit is stopped, control the power-generating raw material supply device to supply the power-generating raw material in a volume more than or equal to a volume of the combustible gas passage to the combustible gas passage, and concurrently control the oxidizing gas supply device to supply the oxidizing gas to the cathode gas passage.. . ... Toto Ltd

03/30/17 / #20170089875

Biological information measurement system

The present invention is a biological information measurement system that measures physical condition of a test subject, and includes: a suction device that sucks gas in the bowl; a gas detector with a gas sensor sensitive to odiferous gas and hydrogen gas included in the defecation gas; a control device; a data analyzer that analyzes the physical condition of the test subject on the basis of detection data; and an output device that outputs an analysis result. In the system, the gas sensor includes first and second detectors that have different sensitivities to hydrogen gas and odiferous gas, and detect first and second detection data, respectively, and the data analyzer includes a gas arithmetic circuit that acquires concentration of odiferous gas on the basis of a conversion table of a relationship between the first and second detection data and concentration of the odiferous gas.. ... Toto Ltd

03/30/17 / #20170089052

Flush toilet apparatus

A flush toilet apparatus for discharging waste by a jet pump action is disclosed. The flush toilet apparatus has an overflow portion configured to overflow a portion of flush water flowing from a throat pipe into a water conduit into a reservoir tank so that when the flow rate of water flowing inside the throat pipe exceeds a predetermined specified flow rate, the flow rate of water supplied from the water conduit to a bowl portion is reduced to less than a predetermined specified flow rate.. ... Toto Ltd

03/30/17 / #20170087586

Method for forming a coating film and a functional member comprising the same

Provided is a method for readily forming a coating film on a surface of a substrate, that has an excellent applicability and is uniform or homogenous and has a good appearance. The present invention is a method for forming a coating film on a surface of a substrate. ... Toto Ltd

03/30/17 / #20170087570

Spout apparatus

The present invention is a spout apparatus (1) for spouting water, including: a spout apparatus main body (2) and an oscillation inducing element wherein the oscillation inducing element (4) has: a water supply conduit (10a), a water collision portion (14) disposed on the downstream end portion of the water supply passageway, for alternately generating oppositely circulating vortexes on that downstream side; a vortex street passageway (10b) for guiding vortexes formed by the water collision portion while causing them to grow; and a flow aligning pathway (10c) for aligning water including vortexes guided by the vortex street passageway, and causing it to be discharged; wherein a pair of opposing wall surfaces in the vortex street passageway is constituted so that the downstream side thereof is tapered over a longer area than the flow-aligning passageway, such that the flow path cross section thereof narrows toward the downstream side.. . ... Toto Ltd

03/30/17 / #20170087569

Spout apparatus

The present invention is a spout apparatus (1), including: a shower head main body (2), and an oscillation inducing element (4) for discharging water while allowing it to oscillate reciprocally, wherein the oscillation inducing element includes: a water supply passageway (10a), a water collision portion (14) for generating vortexes of alternately mutually opposing circulations; a vortex street passageway (10b) for guiding and growing vortexes formed by the water collision portion; a discharge passageway (10c) for causing water guided by the vortex street passageway to be discharged; a bypass passageway (6b) for allowing water to detour the water collision portion and flow into the vortex street passageway; and a flow volume ratio adjusting member (8), capable of varying the flow volume ratio of water flowing into the vortex street passageway through the water collision portion to water flowing into the vortex street passageway through the bypass passageway.. . ... Toto Ltd

03/30/17 / #20170087568

Spout apparatus

The present invention is a spout apparatus (1) for spouting water, including: a spout apparatus main body (2) and an oscillation inducing element wherein the oscillation inducing element (4) has: a water supply conduit (10a), a water collision portion (14) disposed on the downstream end portion of the water supply passageway, for alternately generating oppositely circulating vortexes on that downstream side; a vortex street passageway (10b) for guiding vortexes formed by the water collision portion while causing them to grow; and a flow aligning pathway (10c) for aligning water including vortexes guided by the vortex street passageway, and causing it to be discharged; wherein a pair of opposing wall surfaces of the vortex street passageway are fully tapered so that a cross sectional area of flow path is narrowed towered a downstream side.. . ... Toto Ltd

03/30/17 / #20170087567

Spout apparatus

The present invention is a spout apparatus (1) for discharging water, including a spouting apparatus main body (2) and an oscillation inducing element (4) for discharging water with reciprocating motion; wherein the oscillation inducing element has: a water supply passageway (10a); a water colliding portion (14) for generating vortexes of mutually opposing circulations at the downstream side thereof by the collision of hot or cold water; a vortex street passageway (10b) having a tapered part, placed on the downstream side of the water supply passageway, which narrows in flow path cross section toward the downstream side; a separating portion (12) for suppressing the coanda effect acting on the flow of water along the wall surface of a vortex street passageway; and a flow-aligning passageway (10c) having an essentially fixed flow path cross section which aligns the flow of hot or cold water which has passed through the separating portion.. . ... Toto Ltd

03/30/17 / #20170087534

Photocatalyst coated body

The present invention provides a photocatalyst coated body which can realize a sufficient photocatalytic activity and adhesiveness with a substrate, without significantly impairing an appearance of a substrate, especially an exterior building material. The photocatalyst coated body has a structure including a substrate, an intermediate layer formed on the substrate, and a photocatalyst layer formed on the intermediate layer. ... Toto Ltd

03/16/17 / #20170072384

Sanitary ware having photocatalyst layer

Disclosed is a sanitary ware having a photocatalyst layer which has excellent durability even in an environment where the photocatalyst layer is exposed to an acid and an alkali alternately. The sanitary ware comprises a glaze layer, an intermediate layer provided on the glaze layer, and a photocatalyst layer provided on the intermediate layer, wherein the photocatalyst layer comprises titanium oxide in the amount of 95 mass % to 75 mass % and zirconium oxide in the amount of 5 mass % to 25 mass % and the intermediate layer comprises silica in the amount of 98 mass % to 85 mass %, and titanium oxide and/or zirconium oxide in the amount of 2 mass % to 15 mass %.. ... Toto Ltd

03/16/17 / #20170071423

Toilet seat and method of manufacturing a toilet seat

A toilet seat includes a body, a bottom plate, and a joining member. The body includes a seating part and a side wall part. ... Toto Ltd

03/09/17 / #20170067241

Flush toilet

A flush toilet for cleaning a toilet main body and discharging waste by using flush water is disclosed. The flush toilet contains a bowl portion including a bowl shaped waste-receiving surface and a rim portion formed on a top edge of the waste-receiving surface, the rim portion having an inner circumferential surface whose top portion is configured to rises vertically. ... Toto Ltd

02/23/17 / #20170051489

Toilet apparatus

A toilet apparatus according to an embodiment includes a wall-mounted-type toilet body, a sanitary washing device, a switching part, and a fixation member. The toilet body includes a skirt part that forms an outline of a toilet bowl. ... Toto Ltd

02/23/17 / #20170051485

Operating device for flush water tank assembly, flush water tank assembly, and flush toilet

An operating device for a flush water tank assembly includes: a rotary shaft, an operating handle, an operating wire, and a drive unit, wherein the drive unit includes: a rotary member, a rotary winding member, a locking unit for mutually locking the rotary member and the rotary winding member when the rotary winding member rotates in a forward rotational direction from operating position p1 and reaches operating position p3, and a lock release portion for releasing the lock between the rotary member and the rotary winding member when the rotary member and the rotary winding member rotate in a forward rotational direction from operating position p1 and reach operating position p3.. . ... Toto Ltd

02/16/17 / #20170047601

Solid-oxide fuel cell system and method of stopping same

A solid-oxide fuel cell system includes: a fuel cell unit including a solid-oxide fuel cell including an anode gas channel and a cathode gas channel and a mixer; an electric power generation raw material supplier; a combustible gas channel extending from the electric power generation raw material supplier to a downstream end of the anode gas channel; an oxidizing gas supplier; and a controller operative to, after electric power generation of the fuel cell unit is stopped, control the electric power generation raw material supplier to supply to the combustible gas channel the electric power generation raw material, the amount of which compensates for contraction of gas in the combustible gas channel due to temperature decrease of the fuel cell unit and also control the oxidizing gas supplier to supply the oxidizing gas to the cathode gas channel in accordance with the supply of the electric power generation raw material.. . ... Toto Ltd

02/16/17 / #20170044751

Flush toilet

To provide a flush toilet in which: a circulating flow can be formed to uniformly circulate over a waste receiving surface while flushing; localized changes in external appearance of a toilet main body can be inhibited; and impression of a left-right symmetrical external shape can be conveyed to users so that design characteristics thereof are favorably preserved. A rim portion in a flush toilet includes a slit opening portion formed between an upper edge portion of the waste receiving surface formed to be left-right asymmetrical and a rim inside wall formed to be left-right symmetrical. ... Toto Ltd

01/12/17 / #20170012312

Solid oxide fuel cell apparatus

The solid oxide fuel cell apparatus of the present invention comprises: multiple fuel cells mutually electrically connected to each other; an outside cylindrical member for housing the multiple fuel cells; an oxidant gas supply flow path for supplying oxidant gas to the fuel cells; a fuel gas supply flow path for supplying fuel gas to the fuel cells; a reforming portion for producing fuel gas by reforming raw fuel gas using steam; an evaporating portion for producing steam supplied to the reforming portion; and a fuel gas supply pipe for supplying water evaporated by the evaporating portion; wherein the evaporating portion comprises a sloped plate for dispersing water supplied from the fuel gas supply pipe over the entire evaporating portion using capillary action.. . ... Toto Ltd

01/05/17 / #20170003253

Touch detection device used in water handling equipment, and faucet apparatus including the same

A touch detection device capable of operation by a light touch, and of preventing false operations even when used in water handling equipment includes a sensing portion for sensing contact by a target object; a vibration excitation element attached to this sensing portion, a drive circuit for exciting vibration in the sensing portion, and a contact determining circuit for determining whether a target object is contacting a sensing portion based on vibration of the sensing portion after stopping the application of an ac voltage to the vibration excitation element by this drive circuit.. . ... Toto Ltd








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