Patents by Inventor Akihiro Yano

Akihiro Yano 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: 20210325363
    Abstract: A method for determining the degree of sludge generation in oil includes: a deteriorated oil generating step ST1; a RPVOT testing step ST2; a sludge amount measuring step ST2B; and a determining step ST3. The step ST1 generates deteriorated oil oxidized by immersing and rotating a pressurized container in a thermostatic bath having a predetermined temperature. The pressurized container is pressurized until the oxygen partial pressure reaches a predetermined pressure higher than the value under atmospheric pressure by adding oil and a copper catalyst, substituting with oxygen, or injecting oxygen or air. The step ST2A measures an RPVOT residual ratio of a portion of generated deteriorated oil by the RPVOT test. The step ST2B measures the amount of sludge for a portion of generated deteriorated oil. The step ST3 determines the ease of sludge generation from the relationship between the measured RPVOT residual ratio and the amount of sludge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2019
    Publication date: October 21, 2021
    Inventors: Akihiko YANO, Akihiro NOZAKI
  • Publication number: 20200363130
    Abstract: Provided is a roller shaft insulation member for reducing the heat which is conducted to the bearings by passing through the space between the roller insertion hole of a continuous annealing furnace and the roller, wherein the roller shaft insulation member of the continuous annealing furnace comprises an inorganic fiber blanket, which contacts or is near the outer circumferential surface of the roller and in which the content of 45 ?m or larger shot is 3% or less. A continuous annealing furnace provided with said roller shaft insulation member is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2020
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation
    Inventors: Masakuni TAGUCHI, Mitsuo SUZUKI, Akihiro YANO
  • Patent number: 10753328
    Abstract: A fuel supply device has a cover member which is attached to an opening of a fuel tank, a pump unit provided with a pump, and a connecting portion for connecting the cover member and the pump unit. The fuel supply device has a connecting shaft which is formed on either one of the connecting portion or the pump unit, and a connecting hole which is formed on the other. The fuel supply device has a guide mechanism which can guide the pump unit. The guide mechanism includes a first guide portion formed at the connecting portion and a second guide portion formed at the pump unit. One of the first guide portion or the second guide portion includes a protruding portion which protrudes in a position spaced apart from the connecting shaft. The other guide portion is formed to restrict a movable range of the protruding portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: ASIAN KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yuichi Murakoshi, Koji Yoshida, Tatsuki Fukui, Shinya Higashi, Takuya Kono, Takayuki Kondo, Akihiro Yano
  • Patent number: 10590598
    Abstract: A heat-insulating protective member for skid posts contains a needled blanket of inorganic fibers. At least some of the needled blanket has, disposed therein, an impregnation part where an oxide-precursor-containing liquid is adherent in an undried state. The impregnation part has a water content of 50-400 parts by mass per 100 parts by mass of the inorganic fibers of the impregnation part. The water content of the heat-insulating protective member is 50-400 parts by mass per 100 parts by mass of the inorganic fibers of the heat-insulating protective member. The oxide-precursor-containing liquid contains ingredients that, upon burning, yield a composition containing Al2O3 and CaO. The oxide-precursor-containing liquid is adherent in an amount of 2-50 parts by mass in terms of oxide amount per 100 parts by mass of the inorganic fibers of the impregnation part. A molar ratio of Al/Ca, in the whole impregnation part is 10-330.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation
    Inventors: Yusaku Hata, Mitsuo Suzuki, Tomoyuki Kobayashi, Akihiro Yano
  • Patent number: 10514009
    Abstract: A fuel supply device includes a cover member which is attached to an opening of a fuel tank, a pump unit comprising a pump, and a connecting portion for connecting the cover member and the pump unit. The pump unit is connected to the connecting portion so as to be relatively movable to the cover member. When the fuel supply device is attached to the fuel tank, an engagement portion provided at a lower portion of the pump unit abuts the connecting portion such that via the engagement portion the connecting portion presses the pump unit against the fuel tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: AISAN KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tatsuki Fukui, Koji Yoshida, Takuya Kono, Shinya Higashi, Yuichi Murakoshi, Takayuki Kondo, Akihiro Yano, Kensuke Niwa, Hidetomo Ishida
  • Patent number: 10266050
    Abstract: A fuel supply device has a cover member which is attached to an opening portion of a fuel tank and a pump unit comprising a pump. The cover member and pump unit are connected via a connecting portion where the pump unit is rotatably connected to the connecting portion. Further, the fuel supply device includes a fuel residual amount detection device which is attached to the pump unit and configured to detect the residual amount of fuel. The fuel residual amount detection device includes a gauge main body to which electric wirings are connected, an arm portion which is movably mounted relative to the gauge main body and a float which is attached to a leading end of the arm portion. The float is positioned above a lower terminal end of the base portion when the cover member is held and lifted while the pump unit rotates with respect to the connecting portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: AISAN KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takuya Kono, Koji Yoshida, Tatsuki Fukui, Shinya Higashi, Yuichi Murakoshi, Takayuki Kondo, Akihiro Yano, Kensuke Niwa, Hidetomo Ishida
  • Patent number: 10012189
    Abstract: A fuel supply device includes a cover member attached to an opening of a fuel tank, a pump unit including a pump, and a connecting portion which connects the cover member and the pump unit. The pump unit is connected so as to be relatively movable with respect to the connecting portion when a connecting shaft which is formed as part of one of the connecting portion or the pump unit, is inserted into the connecting hole formed as part of the other of the two. The connecting hole has an elongated hole portion that allows the connecting shaft to move in the upward and downward directions, and allows the pump unit to be relatively movable with respect to the connecting portion. The pump unit includes an engagement portion abutting a lower terminal end of the connecting portion when the fuel supply device is attached to the fuel tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: AISAN KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takayuki Kondo, Koji Yoshida, Tatsuki Fukui, Shinya Higashi, Takuya Kono, Yuichi Murakoshi, Akihiro Yano
  • Publication number: 20170341510
    Abstract: A fuel supply device has a cover member which is attached to an opening portion of a fuel tank and a pump unit comprising a pump. The cover member and pump unit are connected via a connecting portion where the pump unit is rotatably connected to the connecting portion. Further, the fuel supply device includes a fuel residual amount detection device which is attached to the pump unit and configured to detect the residual amount of fuel. The fuel residual amount detection device includes a gauge main body to which electric wirings are connected, an arm portion which is movably mounted relative to the gauge main body and a float which is attached to a leading end of the arm portion. The float is positioned above a lower terminal end of the base portion when the cover portion is held and lifted while the pump unit rotates with respect to the connecting portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2015
    Publication date: November 30, 2017
    Applicant: AISAN KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takuya KONO, Koji YOSHIDA, Tatsuki FUKUI, Shinya HIGASHI, Yuichi MURAKOSHI, Takayuki KONDO, Akihiro YANO, Kensuke NIWA, Hidetomo ISHIDA
  • Publication number: 20170328318
    Abstract: A fuel supply device includes a cover member which is attached to an opening of a fuel tank, a pump unit comprising a pump, and a connecting portion for connecting the cover member and the pump unit. The pump unit is connected to the connecting portion so as to be relatively movable to the cover member. When the fuel supply device is attached to the fuel tank, an engagement portion provided at a lower portion of the pump unit abuts the connecting portion such that via the engagement portion the connecting portion presses the pump unit against the fuel tank.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2015
    Publication date: November 16, 2017
    Applicant: AISAN KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tatsuki FUKUI, Koji YOSHIDA, Takuya KONO, Shinya HIGASHI, Yuichi MURAKOSHI, Takayuki KONDO, Akihiro YANO, Kensuke NIWA, Hidetomo ISHIDA
  • Publication number: 20170314186
    Abstract: A heat-insulating protective member for skid posts contains a needled blanket of inorganic fibers. At least some of the needled blanket has, disposed therein, an impregnation part where an oxide-precursor-containing liquid is adherent in an undried state. The impregnation part has a water content of 50-400 parts by mass per 100 parts by mass of the inorganic fibers of the impregnation part. The water content of the heat-insulating protective member is 50-400 parts by mass per 100 parts by mass of the inorganic fibers of the heat-insulating protective member. The oxide-precursor-containing liquid contains ingredients that, upon burning, yield a composition containing Al2O3 and CaO. The oxide-precursor-containing liquid is adherent in an amount of 2-50 parts by mass in terms of oxide amount per 100 parts by mass of the inorganic fibers of the impregnation part. A molar ratio of Al/Ca, in the whole impregnation part is 10-330.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2015
    Publication date: November 2, 2017
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation
    Inventors: Yusaku HATA, Mitsuo SUZUKI, Tomoyuki KOBAYASHI, Akihiro YANO
  • Publication number: 20170276105
    Abstract: A fuel supply device includes a cover member attached to an opening of a fuel tank, a pump unit including a pump, and a connecting portion which connects the cover member and the pump unit. The pump unit is connected so as to be relatively movable with respect to the connecting portion when a connecting shaft which is formed as part of one of the connecting portion or the pump unit, is inserted into the connecting hole formed as part of the other of the two. The connecting hole has an elongated hole portion that allows the connecting shaft to move in the upward and downward directions, and allows the pump unit to be relatively movable with respect to the connecting portion. The pump unit includes an engagement portion abutting a lower terminal end of the connecting portion when the fuel supply device is attached to the fuel tank.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2015
    Publication date: September 28, 2017
    Applicant: AISAN KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takayuki KONDO, Koji YOSHIDA, Tatsuki FUKUI, Shinya HIGASHI, Takuya KONO, Yuichi MURAKOSHI, Akihiro YANO
  • Publication number: 20170268470
    Abstract: A fuel supply device has a cover member which is attached to an opening of a fuel tank, a pump unit provided with a pump, and a connecting portion for connecting the cover member and the pump unit. The fuel supply device has a connecting shaft which is formed on either one of the connecting portion or the pump unit, and a connecting hole which is formed on the other. The fuel supply device has a guide mechanism which can guide the pump unit. The guide mechanism includes a first guide portion formed at the connecting portion and a second guide portion formed at the pump unit. One of the first guide portion or the second guide portion includes a protruding portion which protrudes in a position spaced apart from the connecting shaft. The other guide portion is formed to restrict a movable range of the protruding portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2015
    Publication date: September 21, 2017
    Applicant: AISAN KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yuichi MURAKOSHI, Koji YOSHIDA, Tatsuki FUKUI, Shinya HIGASHI, Takuya KONO, Takayuki KONDO, Akihiro YANO
  • Patent number: 9069012
    Abstract: Provided is a connection terminal that maintains an approximately circular shape before or after a cylindrical part is fixed by resistance welding. The connection terminal used for a connection jig interconnecting target points includes a small-diameter conductive part and a large-diameter cylindrical part disposed to surround the small-diameter conductive part. The small-diameter conductive part has a front end protruding from a front end of the large-diameter cylindrical part. A part of the small-diameter conductive part is joined to a part of the large-diameter cylindrical part. A cutout part is formed in a part of a strip portion around an axis of the cylindrical part that at least includes the portion of the large-diameter cylindrical part which is joined to the small-diameter conductive part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Assignee: NIDEC-READ CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akihiro Yano, Norihiro Ohta, Satoshi Furukawa, Masami Yamamoto, Yusuke Yokota
  • Publication number: 20130057308
    Abstract: Provided is a connection terminal that maintains an approximately circular shape before or after a cylindrical part is fixed by resistance welding. The connection terminal used for a connection jig interconnecting target points includes a small-diameter conductive part and a large-diameter cylindrical part disposed to surround the small-diameter conductive part. The small-diameter conductive part has a front end protruding from a front end of the large-diameter cylindrical part. A part of the small-diameter conductive part is joined to a part of the large-diameter cylindrical part. A cutout part is formed in a part of a strip portion around an axis of the cylindrical part that at least includes the portion of the large-diameter cylindrical part which is joined to the small-diameter conductive part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2012
    Publication date: March 7, 2013
    Applicant: NIDEC-READ CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akihiro YANO, Norihiro OHTA, Satoshi FURUKAWA, Masami YAMAMOTO, Yusuke YOKOTA
  • Patent number: 7678866
    Abstract: A polyethylene composition prepared by polymerizing ethylene and an optional olefin with ?3 carbon atoms in the presence of a macromonomer, is provided. The macromonomer is a vinyl-terminated ethylene polymer prepared by polymerizing ethylene and an optional olefin with ?3 carbon atoms, and the macromonomer has (A) Mn?5,000, and Mw/Mn=2-5. The polyethylene composition comprises (C) branched polyethylene prepared by copolymerizing ethylene, the macromonomer and an optional olefin with ?3 carbon atoms, and the macromonomer. The polyethylene composition has (D) a density of 0.890-0.980 g/cm3, (E) Mw=30,000-10,000,000, (F) Mw/Mn=2-30, (G) a long chain branch frequency of 0.01-3 per 1,000 C atoms, and (H) a shrinking factor (g? value) of 0.1-0.9 as measured by GPC/intrinsic-viscosity. The polyethylene composition can be finely divided particles having (P) a powder bulk density of 0.15-0.50 g/cm3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2010
    Assignee: Tosoh Corporation
    Inventors: Satoru Yamada, Masayuki Yamaguchi, Akihiro Yano, Yasutake Wakabayashi, Kei Inatomi
  • Publication number: 20090280315
    Abstract: A resin composition including an ultraviolet curing resin and ultraviolet-transmitting spherical filler particles having a diameter of 100 ?m to 600 ?m is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2009
    Publication date: November 12, 2009
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Minoru Tazoe, Akihiro Yano
  • Patent number: 6886243
    Abstract: A manufacturing method for a flat panel display module includes forming a display section having a transparent substrate with a wiring line terminal section adjacent at least one edge. A light emitting section is a center section, with a sealing cap covering the light emitting section. The sealing cap is dimensioned such that an edge of said sealing cap nearest the wiring line terminal section lies inside the wiring line terminal section. A flexible printed circuit board is provided with a semiconductor device mounted thereon. The flexible printed circuit board is connected to the wiring line terminal section of the transparent substrate, and a frame is fixed around the transparent substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2005
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Takashi Ishikawa, Yuji Kondo, Akihiro Yano
  • Publication number: 20040214953
    Abstract: A polyethylene composition prepared by polymerizing ethylene and an optional olefin with ≧3 carbon atoms in the presence of a macromonomer, is provided. The macromonomer is a vinyl-terminated ethylene polymer prepared by polymerizing ethylene and an optional olefin with ≧3 carbon atoms, and the macromonomer has (A) Mn≧5,000, and Mw/Mn=2-5. The polyethylene composition comprises (C) branched polyethylene prepared by copolymerizing ethylene, the macromonomer and an optional olefin with ≧3 carbon atoms, and the macromonomer. The polyethylene composition has (D) a density of 0.890-0.980 g/cm3, (E) Mw=30,000-10,000,000, (F) Mw/Mn=2-30, (G) a long chain branch frequency of 0.01-3 per 1,000 C atoms, and (H) a shrinking factor (g′ value) of 0.1-0.9 as measured by GPC/intrinsic-viscosity. The polyethylene composition can be finely divided particles having (P) a powder bulk density of 0.15-0.50 g/cm3.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2004
    Publication date: October 28, 2004
    Applicant: TOSOH CORPORATION
    Inventors: Satoru Yamada, Masayuki Yamaguchi, Akihiro Yano, Yasutake Wakabayashi, Kei Inatomi
  • Patent number: 6794815
    Abstract: An organic electroluminescent display (EL) device includes a substrate, an organic light emitting portion formed such that a positive electrode formed in a predetermined pattern, an organic layer formed on the positive electrode, and a negative electrode having a predetermined pattern in a direction orthogonal with the positive electrode are sequentially stacked, an encapsulation cap which encapsulates the organic light emitting portion, first and second groups of electrodes which are drawn out from at least one edge of the encapsulation cap and connected to the positive and negative electrodes to drive the organic light emitting portion, and first and second dummy electrodes formed at one side of the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2004
    Assignee: Samsung Oled Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ju-won Lee, Cheol-sig Son, Sang-ho Lee, Akihiro Yano, Taizou Tanaka, Atsushi Kota, Hideki Ito
  • Patent number: 6777621
    Abstract: A flat panel display module includes a transparent substrate, a light emitting section, a sealing cap, a flexible printed circuit board and a semiconductor device. The transparent substrate with a wiring line terminal section is formed on one of surfaces of the transparent substrate in at least one of opposing ends of the transparent substrate. The light emitting section is provided in a display region in a center section on the surface on which the wiring line terminal section of the transparent substrate is formed. The sealing cap is provided for a sealing region to cover the light emitting section such that ends of the sealing cap does not reach the ends of the transparent substrate or the wiring line terminal section of the transparent substrate. The flexible printed circuit board is connected to the wiring line terminal section and extending along the sealing cap of the transparent substrate. The semiconductor device is mounted on the flexible printed circuit board for the light emitting section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2004
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Takashi Ishikawa, Yuji Kondo, Akihiro Yano