Patents by Inventor Akio Inoue

Akio Inoue 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).

  • Patent number: 11065829
    Abstract: The fiber-reinforced resin intermediate material according to the present invention is formed by attaching a resin powder to an outer surface of a reinforcing fiber substrate formed of reinforcing fibers and heating it to melt the resin powder to the outer surface of the reinforcing fiber substrate so as to have an uneven shape derived from the resin powder and also have an opened void space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: THE JAPAN STEEL WORKS, LTD.
    Inventors: Akio Ono, Hiroshi Ito, Tsukasa Shiroganeya, Takuya Niyama, Takuya Iwamoto, Shigeki Inoue
  • Publication number: 20210130728
    Abstract: An electrorheological fluid which comprises a dispersion medium containing fluorine atoms in an amount larger than 0 wt % but not larger than 50.0 wt % and particles for electrorheological fluid use that are contained in the dispersion medium in an amount of 10-50 vol % of the total volume of the dispersion medium and the particles, the particles comprising a sulfonic-acid-group-containing polymer having a sulfonic acid group content of 30-70 wt %.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2021
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Applicant: ASAHI KASEI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Akio INOUE, Tomoko KOZONO
  • Patent number: 10961482
    Abstract: An electrorheological fluid which comprises a dispersion medium containing fluorine atoms in an amount larger than 0 wt % but not larger than 50.0 wt % and particles for electrorheological fluid use that are contained in the dispersion medium in an amount of 10-50 vol % of the total volume of the dispersion medium and the particles, the particles comprising a sulfonic-acid-group-containing polymer having a sulfonic acid group content of 30-70 wt %.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: ASAHI KASEI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Akio Inoue, Tomoko Kozono
  • Publication number: 20190284497
    Abstract: An electrorheological fluid which comprises a dispersion medium containing fluorine atoms in an amount larger than 0 wt % but not larger than 50.0 wt % and particles for electrorheological fluid use that are contained in the dispersion medium in an amount of 10-50 vol % of the total volume of the dispersion medium and the particles, the particles comprising a sulfonic-acid-group-containing polymer having a sulfonic acid group content of 30-70 wt %.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2016
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Applicant: ASAHI KASEI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Akio INOUE, Tomoko KOZONO
  • Publication number: 20190223318
    Abstract: A power supply device includes a covering member, at least one high-height component, and at least one low-height component lower than the high-height component. The covering member includes a reference surface, at least one concave portion recessed from the reference surface toward a side opposite to a side of a circuit board in a Z direction, and at least one convex portion projecting from the reference surface toward the side of the circuit board in the Z direction. The at least one high-height component includes at least one high-height thermally connecting component, a tip end portion of which is thermally connected to a bottom surface of the concave portion, and the at least one low-height component includes at least one low-height thermally connecting component, a tip end portion of which is thermally connected to a tip end surface of the convex portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2018
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: Akio INOUE, Hideyuki FUKUDA
  • Patent number: 9316373
    Abstract: A light guide includes a first incident portion at an end side thereof near a light source, a stepped portion disposed on a rear surface side thereof in an axial direction and wholly reflects a portion of guided light, and a radiating portion disposed on a front surface side thereof in the axial direction that radiates the wholly reflected light forward. The light guide guides light that is incident through the first incident portion from front to back within the light guide. The stepped portion is a plurality of generally triangular prisms formed continuous in an extension direction, and has, in a cross section that follows an extension axis of the light guide and is parallel to a lamp optical axis, a long first projection surface that extends in the extension direction and a short second projection surface that forms an apex angle with the first projection surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: KOITO MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuki Okui, Akio Inoue, Tomoharu Yamazaki
  • Patent number: 8632232
    Abstract: A vehicle lamp includes, within a lamp chamber formed by a lamp body and a front cover, a light source, a columnar light guide having an incident portion at the end thereof in the vicinity of the light source, and an annular reflecting portion arranged in the vicinity of the light source side of the incident portion. The columnar light guide guides incident light from the light source, which enters via the incident portion, and irradiates the incident light from a light-emitting portion on a front side. The annular reflecting portion reflects light with a large emission angle, which has not been able to directly enter the incident portion from the light source, toward the incident portion. The light source is arranged on a central axis of the annular reflecting portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Assignee: Koito Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuki Okui, Akio Inoue
  • Publication number: 20110242830
    Abstract: A vehicle lamp includes, within a lamp chamber formed by a lamp body and a front cover, a light source, a columnar light guide having an incident portion at the end thereof in the vicinity of the light source, and an annular reflecting portion arranged in the vicinity of the light source side of the incident portion. The columnar light guide guides incident light from the light source, which enters via the incident portion, and irradiates the incident light from a light-emitting portion on a front side. The annular reflecting portion reflects light with a large emission angle, which has not been able to directly enter the incident portion from the light source, toward the incident portion. The light source is arranged on a central axis of the annular reflecting portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2011
    Publication date: October 6, 2011
    Applicant: KOITO MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuki Okui, Akio Inoue
  • Publication number: 20110242831
    Abstract: A light guide includes a first incident portion at an end side thereof near a light source, a stepped portion disposed on a rear surface side thereof in an axial direction and wholly reflects a portion of guided light, and a radiating portion disposed on a front surface side thereof in the axial direction that radiates the wholly reflected light forward. The light guide guides light that is incident through the first incident portion from front to back within the light guide. The stepped portion is a plurality of generally triangular prisms formed continuous in an extension direction, and has, in a cross section that follows an extension axis of the light guide and is parallel to a lamp optical axis, a long first projection surface that extends in the extension direction and a short second projection surface that forms an apex angle with the first projection surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2011
    Publication date: October 6, 2011
    Applicant: KOITO MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuki Okui, Akio Inoue, Tomoharu Yamazaki
  • Patent number: 7118883
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a reaction system whereby a peptide produced in an in vitro peptide synthesis system can be efficiently isolated at a high purity from the reaction system. Thus the present invention is a process for producing a peptide or a peptide derivative by using a reaction system of transcribing a DNA into an RNA and then translating the RNA produced or a reaction system of translating an RNA in vitro wherein at least one protein component of the reaction system is labeled with a first substance which adheres to a second substance, and said second substance is used as an adsorbent for capturing said labeled protein components after translating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2006
    Assignee: Post Genome Institute Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Akio Inoue, Yoshihiro Shimizu, Takuya Ueda
  • Patent number: 7003053
    Abstract: The invention provides a digital broadcast receiver which comprises a tuner 1 for selecting the desired broadcasting station from among a plurality of broadcasting stations, a demodulator circuit 3 for decoding a plurality of bit frames constituting the digital broadcast of the selected station, and a control circuit 4 for controlling the operation of the tuner and the demodulator circuit. With one broadcasting station selected, the control circuit 4 stops decoding at least one of the bit frames, and searches for other broadcasting station or stations of satisfactory reception condition utilizing free time resulting from stopping decoding. Upon the reception condition becoming impaired, the station being received is changed over to the station of satisfactory reception condition by the control circuit 4.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2006
    Assignee: Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Akihiko Hitomi, Akio Inoue, Yoshikazu Otsubo, Takayuki Hamabata
  • Patent number: 6925290
    Abstract: A radio receiver embodying the present invention comprises, a front-end circuit for selecting a broadcasting wave of a certain frequency from broadcasting waves received, a memory for storing a channel registering table, tuning key, and a control circuit. A channel registering table has a plurality of channels registered therein, and a frequency and register time for each channel are written thereon. The control circuit specifies a channel of which register time is closest to time of the depression of the key out of a plurality of channels registered in the table upon the depression of the key to command tuning operation of the channel to the front-end circuit. Thus, the radio receiver can be realized wherein the device body is compact, and even when a listener does not remember a channel registered, a desired channel can be tuned in with easy manipulation for a short period of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2005
    Assignee: Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Akihiko Hitomi, Akio Inoue, Yoshikazu Otsubo, Takayuki Hamabata
  • Patent number: 6904272
    Abstract: The invention provides a digital broadcast receiver for receiving broadcast waves comprising multiplexed broadcast signals of a plurality of channels including a main channel and a subchannel. The receiver comprises demodulator circuits for demodulating received data of one of the channels selected and outputting the resulting data, a memory capable of storing received data as to a program transmitted on the subchannel, and a controller for writing the received data as to the program transmitted on the subchannel to the memory while updating the received data at all times, and reading the received data stored in the memory from the head of the program and feeding the read data to the demodulator circuits upon a changeover from the main channel to the subchannel. When the main channel is changed over to the subchannel, the program broadcast on the subchannel can be listened to always from the beginning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2005
    Assignee: Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Akihiko Hitomi, Akio Inoue, Yoshikazu Otsubo, Takayuki Hamabata
  • Patent number: 6462299
    Abstract: An abutting end portions of the strips are heated from below to a temperature range where annealing effects are obtained by means of a movable heating apparatus which performs high-frequency induction heating and a laser beam (or arc or electron beam) is irradiated from above, at the same speed as that of the movable heating apparatus, to laser beam weld (or arc or electron beam weld) the abutting end portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2002
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Denki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Akimichi Takeda, Masaru Yoshida, Akio Inoue
  • Publication number: 20020123101
    Abstract: It is intended to construct a reaction system whereby a peptide produced in an in vitro peptide synthesis system can be efficiently isolated at a high purity from the reaction system, and, at the same time, to resolve the problem of the consumption of energy in the reaction system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2001
    Publication date: September 5, 2002
    Inventors: Akio Inoue, Yoshihiro Shimizu, Takuya Ueda
  • Publication number: 20020068538
    Abstract: A radio receiver embodying the present invention comprises, a front-end circuit for selecting a broadcasting wave of a certain frequency from broadcasting waves received, a memory for storing a channel registering table, tuning key, and a control circuit. A channel registering table has a plurality of channels registered therein, and a frequency and register time for each channel are written thereon. The control circuit specifies a channel of which register time is closest to time of the depression of the key out of a plurality of channels registered in the table upon the depression of the key to command tuning operation of the channel to the front-end circuit. Thus, the radio receiver can be realized wherein the device body is compact, and even when a listener does not remember a channel registered, a desired channel can be tuned in with easy manipulation for a short period of time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2001
    Publication date: June 6, 2002
    Applicant: Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Akihiko Hitomi, Akio Inoue, Yoshikazu Otsubo, Takayuki Hamabata
  • Publication number: 20020067776
    Abstract: The invention provides a digital broadcast receiver which comprises a tuner 1 for selecting the desired broadcasting station from among a plurality of broadcasting stations, a demodulator circuit 3 for decoding a plurality of bit frames constituting the digital broadcast of the selected station, and a control circuit 4 for controlling the operation of the tuner and the demodulator circuit. With one broadcasting station selected, the control circuit 4 stops decoding at least one of the bit frames, and searches for other broadcasting station or stations of satisfactory reception condition utilizing free time resulting from stopping decoding. Upon the reception condition becoming impaired, the station being received is changed over to the station of satisfactory reception condition by the control circuit 4.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2001
    Publication date: June 6, 2002
    Applicant: Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Akihiko Hitomi, Akio Inoue, Yoshikazu Otsubo, Takayuki Hamabata
  • Publication number: 20020068539
    Abstract: The invention provides a digital broadcast receiver for receiving broadcast waves comprising multiplexed broadcast signals of a plurality of channels including a main channel and a subchannel. The receiver comprises demodulator circuits for demodulating received data of one of the channels selected and outputting the resulting data, a memory capable of storing received data as to a program transmitted on the subchannel, and a controller for writing the received data as to the program transmitted on the subchannel to the memory while updating the received data at all times, and reading the received data stored in the memory from the head of the program and feeding the read data to the demodulator circuits upon a changeover from the main channel to the subchannel. When the main channel is changed over to the subchannel, the program broadcast on the subchannel can be listened to always from the beginning.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2001
    Publication date: June 6, 2002
    Applicant: Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Akihiko Hitomi, Akio Inoue, Yoshikazu Otsubo, Takayuki Hamabata
  • Patent number: 6310604
    Abstract: A virtual reality or telereality (teleexistece) system which displays to an operator the changes in force senses caused by the variation of flow resistance of an electrorheological fluid by making the flow resistance, which is varied in response to the intensity of the electric field applied to the electrorheological fluid, cooperated in real time with an image (virtual world) generated by a computer or a really existing world (telereal world) connected through the intermediary of a robot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 1997
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2001
    Assignee: Asahi Kasei Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Junji Furusho, Akihito Sano, Akio Inoue
  • Patent number: 5891356
    Abstract: A homogeneous electrorheological fluid is disclosed, which mainly comprises a liquid crystal compound in which a plurality of liquid crystal groups are bonded to a molecular chain either directly or via a spacer, or comprises a lyotropic liquid crystal comprising a solute and a solvent. The electrorheological fluid exhibits higher electrorheological effects as well as high response rate and low power driving properties while being free from sedimentation or flocculation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 1995
    Date of Patent: April 6, 1999
    Assignee: Asahi Kasei Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Akio Inoue, Syunji Maniwa