Atsushi Sakamoto 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).
Abstract: Provided are a liquid crystal composition satisfying at least one of characteristics such as high maximum temperature, low minimum temperature, small viscosity, suitable optical anisotropy, a large elastic constant and large negative dielectric anisotropy, or having a suitable balance regarding at least two of the characteristics; and an AM device including the composition. The liquid crystal composition contains a specific compound having small viscosity and negative dielectric anisotropy as a first component, and a specific compound having negative dielectric anisotropy as a second component, and may contain a specific compound having high maximum temperature or small viscosity as a third component, or a specific compound having a polymerizable group as a first additive.
Abstract: A thermally conductive polysiloxane composition comprising: (A) a thermally conductive filler; (B) a polyorganosiloxane resin having a curable functional group in the polysiloxane molecule, the polyorganosiloxane resin comprising at least one polysiloxane (b1) having one curable functional group in the molecule thereof; (C) a siloxane compound having an alkoxysilyl group and a linear siloxane structure; (D) a hydrogenpolyorganosiloxane; and (E) a platinum catalyst, wherein the content of the polysiloxane (b1) having one curable functional group in the molecule thereof in the polyorganosiloxane resin (B) is more than 80% by mass.
May 31, 2018
May 21, 2020
MOMENTIVE PERFORMANCE MATERIALS JAPAN LLC
Abstract: A pneumatic tire includes a fastener disposed on a tire inner surface, the fastener being a first fastener of a separatable pair of mechanical fasteners and being composed of at least two fastener members. The at least two fastener members sandwich a rubber-coated fiber reinforced member and fix together. The fastener is disposed at a position such that a distance (D) in a tire width direction from a center position (C) of the fastener to a tire equator line (L) and a maximum width (W) of the tire satisfy a following relationship: 0?D/W?0.40. The fiber reinforced member includes a plurality of fiber bundles disposed in alignment in at least one direction, a number of fiber bundles Y (bundles/50 mm width) per unit width of the fiber reinforced member being such that: 20?Y (bundles/50 mm width)?90.
Abstract: The present invention relates to a thermally conductive polysiloxane composition comprising: (A) a thermally conductive filler, (B) a siloxane compound having a specified structure; (C) an alkoxysilane compound having a specified structure; (D) a polyorganosiloxane containing at least one aliphatic unsaturated group per molecule; (E) a polyorganohydrogensiloxane having two or more hydrogen atoms bonded to silicon atoms per molecule; and (F) a platinum-based catalyst.
May 31, 2018
May 7, 2020
MOMENTIVE PERFORMANCE MATERIALS JAPAN LLC
Abstract: A voice interaction system includes: a speaker; a microphone having a microphone gain that is set at a low level while a sound is output from the speaker; a voice recognition unit that implements voice recognition processing on input sound data input from the microphone; a sound output unit that generates output sound data and outputs the generated output sound data through the speaker; and a non-audible sound output unit that, when a plurality of sounds are output with a time interval no greater than a threshold therebetween, outputs a non-audible sound through the speaker at least in the interim between output of the plurality of sounds.
Abstract: A control apparatus of a power transmission system for a vehicle includes an electronic control unit. When an input rotational speed of an input-side rotary member is lower than an output rotational speed of an output-side rotary member in a two-way clutch, and a shift request to form a shift stage in which the two-way clutch is switched to a lock mode is generated, the electronic control unit switches the two-way clutch to the lock mode, after the input rotational speed of the input-side rotary member is made substantially equal to the output rotational speed of the output-side rotary member.
Abstract: A spectroscopic detector includes a lamp house, a sample cell, an optical sensor, a heater, a cooling fan, a temperature sensor, and a control device. The heater heats the lamp house while being directly or indirectly in contact with the lamp house containing a light source. The cooling fan is for cooling the lamp house. The temperature sensor is for detecting a temperature of the lamp house. The control device is configured to control operations of the light source, the heater, and the cooling fan. The control device includes a temperature control part configured to maintain a temperature of the lamp house while the light source is lit at a set temperature by controlling at least output of the heater based on a detection signal of the temperature sensor.
Abstract: A printing apparatus according to an embodiment of this invention brings, out of a cleaning unit that cleans a transfer member in contact with a transfer member and an application unit that applies a reactive liquid with ink to the transfer member, the cleaning unit into contact with the transfer member to clean the transfer member by the cleaning unit at the start of the printing operation. Alternatively, out of the application unit and an absorbing unit that absorbs a liquid component from the reactive liquid applied by the application unit in contact with the transfer member, the printing apparatus brings the application unit into contact with the transfer member to apply the reactive liquid by the application unit.
Abstract: To provide a control device and a control method enabled to more simply execute initialization of a force sensor included in a legged walking robot. Provided is a control device including: a leg control unit that controls at least one or more legs of a legged walking robot including a plurality of legs, and stores a force sensor provided in each of the legs in a predetermined space in which the force sensor provided in each of the legs is in a non-contact state; and an initialization execution unit that performs initialization of the force sensor provided in each of the legs.
Abstract: The method includes in order: forming an intermediate image by applying the aqueous ink to a transfer body; transferring the intermediate image by bringing the intermediate image into contact with the recording medium; and cleaning the transfer body by applying an aqueous cleaning liquid to the transfer body, and if necessary, further includes applying an aqueous reaction liquid containing a reactant which reacts with the aqueous ink to the transfer body, wherein at least one of the aqueous ink and the reaction liquid contains a resin particle (however, when not including the applying of the reaction liquid, the aqueous ink contains the resin particle), and the cleaning liquid contains a first water-soluble organic solvent having an SP value [unit: (J/cm3)1/2] of 17.0 or more to 29.0 or less.
Abstract: Shown are a liquid crystal composition satisfying at least one of characteristics such as high maximum temperature, low minimum temperature, low viscosity, suitable optical anisotropy and large negative dielectric anisotropy, or having a suitable balance regarding at least two of the characteristics, and an AM device including the composition. The liquid crystal composition contains a specific compound having large negative dielectric anisotropy as a first component, and a specific compound having low viscosity as a second component, and may contain a specific compound having negative dielectric anisotropy as a third component, a specific compound having high maximum temperature or low viscosity as a fourth component, or a specific compound having a polymerizable group as an additive.
Abstract: A memory card includes a first surface, a second surface, and 1st to Nth terminal groups. The first surface includes first to Nth rows, wherein N is an integer of two or greater. The second surface faces the opposite side from the first surface. The 1st to Nth terminal groups are placed in the first to Nth rows. The 1st terminal group includes terminals to which differential clock signals are assigned, terminals to which single-ended signals are assigned, and a terminal to which a first power supply voltage is assigned. Kth terminal group, wherein K is an integer no smaller than two and no greater than N, includes terminals to which differential data signals are assigned.
Abstract: A vehicle air conditioner includes a refrigeration cycle unit, a heater core, a cool air bypass passage, an air volume ratio regulator, and an auxiliary heat exchanger. The heater core is disposed in a heating passage located downstream of an evaporator with respect to an airflow. The auxiliary heat exchanger is provided in the refrigeration cycle unit. The evaporator includes a cold energy storage. The cold energy storage stores cold energy when the compressor is in operation, and dissipate cold energy while the compressor stops. The auxiliary heat exchanger is located downstream of the evaporator and upstream of the heater core with respect to the airflow. The auxiliary heat exchanger changes enthalpy of refrigerant by heat exchange between the refrigerant and air having been cooled by the evaporator and to be heated by the heater core.
October 28, 2016
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March 17, 2020
Atsushi Yamada, Shin Nishida, Kota Sakamoto
Abstract: An ink jet recording apparatus including: an image forming unit that forms a first image containing a first liquid and a coloring material on a transfer body; and a liquid absorbing device including a liquid absorbing member having a porous body coming in contact with the first image to at least partially absorb the first liquid from the first image, and a cleaning member coming in contact with the porous body to clean the porous body wherein surface free energy Y1 of the transfer body, surface free energy Y2 of the porous body, surface free energy Y3 of the cleaning member, and a dispersion force component Yd of surface free energy of the first image satisfy the following Equation (1): |Yd,?Y3|<|Yd,?Y1|<|Yd,?Y2|??(1).
Abstract: When a porous body is repeatedly used to perform treatment of absorbing and removing an aqueous liquid component on an image which is formed using a reaction liquid and an ink and contains the aqueous liquid component and a coloring material, recovery treatment for applying a recovery liquid to the porous body is performed, the recovery liquid having a viscosity lower than a viscosity of the reaction liquid and the ink.
Abstract: To provide a photodetector which enables reception of massively parallel optical communication, and with which a large volume of data for multi-mode transmission or multi-core transmission can be received instantaneously at once. A photodetector comprising a two-dimensional photodetector array in which a plurality of photodetectors 9 are arranged in a two-dimensional array, and which includes a wire 12 having a width of not more than 4 ?m between the plurality of photodetectors. Each of the photodetectors has a light reception area with a side measuring not more than 100 ?m. The plurality of photodetectors arranged in a two-dimensional array are spaced apart from each other by not less than 20 ?m.
Abstract: According to an embodiment of this invention, a printing apparatus capable of cleaning a transfer member continuously while downsizing the apparatus and a cleaning method of the same are provided. The printing apparatus includes a cleaning roller configured to apply a cleaning liquid to the transfer member while rotating in contact with the transfer member, a liquid tank configured to reserve the cleaning liquid so that a part of the cleaning roller is immersed in the cleaning liquid, and a removal unit configured to remove a blot by contacting the surface of the cleaning roller which rotates in the liquid tank.
Abstract: A liquid holding amount of a porous body of a liquid absorbing member for removing at least a portion of an aqueous liquid component from an image obtained by ink jet printing is controlled so as to reduce damage to the porous body while maintaining performance of removing attached matters from the porous body by using a cleaning member which abuts on the porous body and has an adhesive force.
Abstract: Provided is a separator for aluminum electrolytic capacitors, in which the separator has both good short circuit resistance and good impedance characteristics. A separator for aluminum electrolytic capacitors is formed, in which the separator is interposed between a positive electrode and a negative electrode of an aluminum electrolytic capacitor, and the separator includes at least one layer that is formed from plant fibers and has a dielectric breakdown strength of greater than or equal to 20 kV/mm.
January 16, 2018
January 23, 2020
NIPPON KODOSHI CORPORATION
Kosuke TANAKA, Kazuyuki SAKAMOTO, Atsushi IGAWA, Ai MORIKAWA
Abstract: The disclosure provides a liquid crystalline compound that has at least one of physical properties such as high stability with respect to heat and light, a high clearing point (or a high upper limit temperature), a low lower limit temperature of a liquid crystal phase, a low viscosity, suitable optical anisotropy, large negative dielectric anisotropy, a suitable elastic constant, favorable compatibility with other liquid crystalline compounds at room temperature and low temperatures, a liquid crystal composition including the compound, and a liquid crystal display element including the composition. The compound is represented by Formula (1). Here, R1 is an alkyl group having 2 to 10 carbon atoms in which one —CH2CH2— is substituted with —CH?CH—; R2 is an alkyl group having 1 to 8 carbon atoms; ring A1 is 1,4-cyclohexylene; Y1 and Y2 are hydrogen or fluorine; Z1 is a single bond; and n1 is 1 or 2.