Fumio Shibata 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 is an ultra-high-strength steel sheet having a component composition that includes specific amounts of each of C, Mn, and Al and a remainder of iron and unavoidable impurities, and in which the amounts of each of P, S, and N among the unavoidable impurities are limited to a specific amount. The ultra-high-strength steel sheet includes 2 area% or more of a region having a structure that includes 90% or more of martensite and 0.5% or more of residual austentite by area ratio relative to the entire structure, the local Mn concentration in said region being at least 1.1 times that of the Mn content of the entire steel sheet. The ultra-high-strength steel sheet has a tensile strength of 1470 MPa or more.
Abstract: In a search device (102), a data search unit (233) acquires an encrypted query including one keyword from a data storage unit (232), the encrypted query being stored in the storage unit (232) since before the encrypted data is received by the data reception unit (231). The data search unit (233) determines whether a value of the encrypted data and the keyword of the encrypted query coincide, with both of the encrypted data and the encrypted query remaining encrypted. A data transmission unit (234) transmits identification data indicating an identifier of the encrypted query when it is determined by the data search unit (233) that the value of the encrypted data and the keyword of the encrypted query coincide.
Abstract: Provided is an ultra-high-strength steel sheet having a component composition that includes specific amounts of each of C, Mn, and Al and a remainder of iron and unavoidable impurities, and in which the amounts of each of P, S, and N among the unavoidable impurities are limited to a specific amount. The ultra-high-strength steel sheet includes 2 area % or more of a region having a structure that includes 90% or more of martensite and 0.5% or more of residual austentite by area ratio relative to the entire structure, the local Mn concentration in said region being at least 1.1 times that of the Mn content of the entire steel sheet. The ultra-high-strength steel sheet has a tensile strength of 1470 MPa or more.
Abstract: Provided is a low air-permeable high-density woven fabric that is less likely to get wet even in the rain and needs only a short drying time after getting wet or being washed. The low air-permeable high-density woven fabric is obtained by applying water-repellent treatment to a woven fabric containing high twisted yarns with a twist coefficient of 5100 or more in a proportion of 50% or more of the surface area of the woven fabric and has a air-permeability of 50 cc/cm2/sec or less, a cover factor of 1500 or more, and a rub-resistant water repellency of 100 or more.
Abstract: A carbonaceous electrode having improved capacities for doping and dedoping of a cell active substance, such as lithium, and suitable for a non-aqueous solvent-type secondary battery, is constituted by a carbonaceous material having a pore volume of at least 0.55 ml/g of pores having a pore diameter of at most 5 &mgr;m as measured by mercury injection method, a potassium content of at most 0.5 wt. % as measured by fluorescent X-ray analysis, and a specific surface area of at most 100 m2/g as measured by nitrogen adsorption BET method. The carbonaceous material is advantageous produced by carbonizing a carbon precursor of plant origin having a potassium content of at most 0.5 wt. % as measured by fluorescent X-ray analysis, in contact with a stream of an inert gas optionally containing a halogen gas at a temperature of 700-1500° C.
Abstract: A vinylidene fluoride polymer binder solution for forming an electrode for a non-aqueous-type battery is formed by adding an acid, preferably an organic acid, as a stabilizer to a solution of a vinylidene fluoride polymer in an organic solvent. The acid is preferably added in an amount sufficient to ensure a pH of at most 9 when measured with respect to a 10-times dilution of the binder solution with deionized water. The acid addition is effective for preventing a problematic viscosity increase in the binder solution and also gelling of an electrode-forming composition formed by adding a powdery electrode material in the binder solution.
Abstract: A nubuck-like woven fabric comprising a two-layered structural yarn wherein ultra-fine polyester multifilaments are primarily disposed in a sheath portion and polyester multifilaments having a larger single fiber thickness are primarily disposed in a core portion, and having an apparent specific gravity of 0.35-0.7 and a shear rigidity of 0.5-1.2 gf/cm.multidot.deg. This woven fabric is produced by a method wherein a woven fabric of a two-layered structural yarn composed of (i) side-by-side type or islands-in-sea type composite multifilaments comprising (a) a readily soluble ingredient and (b) ultra-fine multifilaments-forming ingredient and (ii) highly shrinkable multifilaments, is subjected to a treatment for dissolving and removing ingredient (a) without substantial shrinkage of the two-layered structural yarn, then, the woven fabric is shrunk in a widespread state.
Abstract: In an insulated type switching device, during rotation of a movable conductor 19 around a pivotal axis 35 between a stationary conductor 16 and a ground conductor 17 all of which are disposed in a vacuum vessel 12, the movable conductor 19 uninterruptedly takes four positions of closing position Y.sub.1, opening position Y.sub.2, disconnecting position Y.sub.3 and grounding position Y.sub.4, thereby a series of switching operations can be performed uninterruptedly, the operation and handling thereof are facilitated as well as the size of the insulated type switching device is reduced.
Abstract: A feed composition containing fumaric acid or a salt thereof, a concentrate feed and, if necessary, a roughage is fed to ruminants. The ratio of the concentrate to the roughage is about 90-10/10-90 (% by weight). When fumaric acid or a salt thereof in a granular form such as mean particle diameter of not less than 75 mesh is added to a ration, the proportion of acetic acid and propionic acid among volatile fatty acids (VFA) in the ruminant animal is increased for a sustained time to enhance the efficiency of milk and meat production and improve the quality of meat. The proportion of fumaric acid or a salt thereof is about 0.1 to 10% by weight. The addition of fumaric acid or a salt thereof helps to suppress flatulence which tends to occur on feeding with concentrates.
Abstract: A high-density textile fabric produced by arranging, as warps and wefts, identical or different continuous filaments yarn at least 40% by weight of which are formed of filaments having a filament denier of 1.1 or less and which have a total denier of 120 or less, wherein cross-sectional overlaying coefficients, W.sub.p and W.sub.f, of the warps and wefts constituting said textile fabric simultaneously satisfy the following (a) and (b).(a) 1.30 .gtoreq.W.sub.p .gtoreq.1.10(b) 1.20 .gtoreq.W.sub.F .gtoreq.0.85Since the high-density textile fabric of the present invention not only exhibits high tearing strength but also has excellent water resistance performance in spite of its small thickness and light weight, it can be widely used not only as a closing material for ski wear, windbreakers, outdoors wear, coats, working clothes and operating gowns, but also for a shower curtain, a table cloth and a piece of cloth for an umbrella.
Abstract: The rotor for a dynamo electric machine serving as a synchronous generator as well as being designed operable as a variable speed motor for starting a prime mover for the synchronous generator, the rotor (1) comprising a rotor core (2), a plurality of slots (4) disposed around the circumference of the rotor core (2) and extending along the axial direction of the rotor core (2), rotor windings (3) being accommodated in the slots (4) and wedges (6) being accommodated in the slots (4) over the rotor windings (3) near at the surface of the rotor core (2) for preventing the rotor windings (3) from being pushed out due to a centrifugal force caused by rotation of the rotor (1), wherein wedges (6) where an eddy current flows are formed by Cu-0.05.about.4 wt % Zr-0.3.about.5 wt % Ni-0.2.about.1.5 wt % Si having a 0.2% proof stress equal to or more than about 20 Kg/mm.sup.
Abstract: A hospital textile suitable for operating gowns comprising a low air permeable fabric woven from continuous polyester filaments together with continuous conductive polyester filaments arranged at appropriate intervals in a warp and/or weft direction thereof, a surface of the fabric being composed of fine-denier filaments having a monofilament denier of 1.2 or less, and a water repellent finish being applied to the fabric, which is low in lint or dust generation and excellent in antistatic properties, having resistivity against degradation due to repeated uses and due to steam treatment for disinfection and sterilization, and against degradation due to .gamma.-ray irradiation, can prevent the adhesion and penetration of the body fluid or blood as well as the outward filtration of lint or dust emitted from underwears, and has desirable soft hand.
Abstract: A vacuum processing unit and apparatus comprises a buffer chamber that can be evacuated, a processing chamber that can be communicated with said buffer chamber a first sample carrier installed in said buffer chamber, a vacuum opening/closing device provided in the buffer chamber to correspond to the first sample carrier, a vacuum prechamber provided for the buffer chamber via the vacuum opening/closing device, a second sample carrier which carries the sample between the vacuum prechamber and the first sample carrier via the vacuum opening/closing device, and a third sample carrier which carries the sample between said first sample carrier and the processing chamber. The vacuum processing units can be connected in groups via vacuum opening/closing devices provided for the buffer chambers in locations corresponding to the end of the first sample carriers therein. The number of connected processing chambers can be freely changed to meet a change in the process or the manufacturing line.
Abstract: The present invention relates to a plasma processor, and the plasma processor comprises a processing chamber, means to reduce a pressure in the processing chamber so as to evacuate the interior thereof, means to introduce a processing gas into the processing chamber, means to generate an electric field within the processing chamber, and means to establish a magnetic field orthogonal to the electric field, this means being rotatable relative to a surface to-be-processed of a sample which is processed in a plasma arising under the action of the electric field and the magnetic field, whereby a space required for the movement of the means to establish the magnetic field orthogonal to the electric field can be reduced to miniaturize the processor, and the uniform processing of the sample can be attained using rotatable plasma.
Abstract: This invention relates to a method and apparatus for controlling temperature of a sample and is intended to prevent a sample from being deformed by the pressure of a heat transmission gas by mounting and fixing the sample being mounted and processed in a vacuum on and to the sample stand and supplying the heat transmission gas to the gap between the under surface of the sample thus fixed and the sample stand; effectively control the temperature of the sample being processed in a vacuum by limiting the size of the gap between the under surface of the sample and the sample stand; and make the heat transmission gas least affect the process by limiting the flow of the heat transmission gas in the vacuum process chamber.
Abstract: The invention relates to a method and apparatus for a plasma process in which identical samples are processed in a plasma-processing apparatus provided with a radio-frequency plasma generation means and a microwave plasma generation means, by the utilization of a radio-frequency plasma in the radio-frequency plasma generation means and a microwave plasma in the microwave plasma generation means. The plasma-processing rate can thus be increased, and also electrical damage due to ions in the plasma can be reduced, thereby ensuring a high throughput and a high quality during the manufacture of semiconductor integrated circuit elements.
Abstract: A high density textile fabric having an excellent water-repellent property comprises a woven fabric having at least one water-repellent surface layer formed by a number of warps and wefts each consisting of a number of extremely fine, water-repellent fibers having a denier of 1.2 or less, the surface layer having a sum of cover factors (CF) in the warp and weft directions thereof, of from 1,400 to 3,400 determined in accordance with the equation: ##EQU1## wherein n represents the number of the warps or wefts per inch of the fabric and de represents a denier of the warps or wefts.
Abstract: A process for producing a powdery composite polymer, which comprises mixing in an aqueous medium (A) a particulate vinyl chloride polymer, (B) an elastomer containing a nitrile group and (C) a solvent for the elastomer (B) which is not miscible with water and is a poor solvent for the polymer (A), thereafter removing the solvent (C) from the mixture, and dehydrating and drying the mixture thereby to form a powdery composite polymer composed of the vinyl chloride polymer (A) and the nitrile group-containing elastomer (B).
Abstract: The present invention provides a method for the desalting of fuel oil by mixing the fuel oil and clean water, thereby separating and eliminating sodium salts and potassium salts contained in the fuel oil, and the method comprises separating a heavy portion including salt-containing water from the fuel oil which is a light portion, this heavy portion separated from the fuel oil being separated into water and a residue by an evaporator, the water being reused as a washing water and the residue being burnt to use the generated heat as a heat source for the evaporator, whereby the residue is decreased in volume and solidified to be made easy in the handling.
Abstract: In an insulated type switching device, during rotation of a movable conductor 19 around a pivotal axis 35 between a stationary conductor 16 and a ground conductor 17 all of which are disposed in a vacuum vessel 12, the movable conductor 19 uninterruptedly takes four positions of closing position Y1, opening position Y2, disconnecting position Y3 and grounding position Y4, thereby a series of switching operations can be performed uninterruptedly, the operation and handling thereof are facilitated as well as the size of the insulated type switching device is reduced.