Patents by Inventor Hideki Minami

Hideki Minami 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: 10226961
    Abstract: This soundproof wheel includes a soundproofing device (3) which is mounted to an inner peripheral surface (6) of a rim section (5) of the wheel. The soundproofing device (3) is provided with: a fixing ring (10) which is fitted in and fixed to a groove (8) formed in the inner peripheral surface (6); a first elastic body section (11A) which is stuck to an outer peripheral surface (10a) of the fixing ring (10), is disposed within the groove (8), and has a plurality of first elastic body pieces; an additional mass section (12) which is stuck to a side of the first elastic body section (11A) opposite to the fixing ring (10), is disposed within the groove (8), and has a plurality of additional mass pieces; and a second elastic body section (11B) which is stuck to a side of the additional mass section (12) opposite to the first elastic body section (11A), is disposed within the groove (8), and has a plurality of second elastic body pieces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL & SUMITOMO METAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takahiro Fujimoto, Hideki Minami, Shingo Abe, Masanori Nakae
  • Patent number: 9770942
    Abstract: A soundproof wheel includes a soundproofing device which is mounted to an inner peripheral surface of a rim section of the wheel. The soundproofing device is provided with: a fixing ring which is fitted in and fixed to a groove formed in the inner peripheral surface of the rim section; an elastic body section which is adhered to an outer peripheral surface of the fixing ring, is disposed within the groove, and has a plurality of elastic body pieces; and an additional mass section which is adhered to an opposite side of the elastic body section with respect to the fixing ring, is disposed within the groove, and has a plurality of additional mass pieces. The soundproofing device includes a plurality of dynamic vibration absorbers, each having an elastic body piece and an additional mass piece. This soundproof wheel allows for reduction in wheel vibration noise and is highly durable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL & SUMITOMO METAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takahiro Fujimoto, Hideki Minami, Hiroki Sakai, Shingo Abe
  • Publication number: 20170203610
    Abstract: This soundproof wheel includes a soundproofing device (3) which is mounted to an inner peripheral surface (6) of a rim section (5) of the wheel. The soundproofing device (3) is provided with: a fixing ring (10) which is fitted in and fixed to a groove (8) formed in the inner peripheral surface (6); a first elastic body section (11A) which is stuck to an outer peripheral surface (10a) of the fixing ring (10), is disposed within the groove (8), and has a plurality of first elastic body pieces; an additional mass section (12) which is stuck to a side of the first elastic body section (11A) opposite to the fixing ring (10), is disposed within the groove (8), and has a plurality of additional mass pieces; and a second elastic body section (11B) which is stuck to a side of the additional mass section (12) opposite to the first elastic body section (11A), is disposed within the groove (8), and has a plurality of second elastic body pieces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2015
    Publication date: July 20, 2017
    Inventors: Takahiro FUJIMOTO, Hideki MINAMI, Shingo ABE, Masanori NAKAE
  • Patent number: 9656232
    Abstract: A method for producing aromatic hydrocarbons, the method including: (a) bringing a feedstock oil such as an LCO into contact with an aromatic production catalyst to obtain a reaction product containing aromatic hydrocarbons, (b) separating the reaction product into a tower top fraction and a tower bottom fraction using a distillation tower, (c) separating the tower top fraction into a crude aromatic fraction containing an LPG fraction, and an off-gas containing hydrogen, (d) separating the crude aromatic fraction containing an LPG fraction into an LPG fraction and a crude aromatic fraction, (e) separating the off-gas containing hydrogen into hydrogen and an off-gas, and (f) using the hydrogen obtained in step (e) to hydrotreat the crude aromatic fraction, thereby obtaining an aromatic fraction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignees: CHIYODA CORPORATION, JX NIPPON OIL & ENERGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hideki Minami, Yoshishige Sugi, Atsushi Fukui, Atsuro Nagumo, Susumu Yasui, Shinichiro Yanagawa
  • Publication number: 20170008143
    Abstract: To provide an abrasive material having a structured surface that is excellent in preventing adhesion and accumulation of foreign objects, and a manufacturing method thereof. The abrasive material of an embodiment of the present disclosure is an abrasive material having an abrasive layer with a structured surface with a plurality of three-dimensional elements arranged thereon, a surface treatment selected from the group consisting of fluoride treatment and silicon treatment being performed on at least a portion of the structured surface, and the fluoride treatment being selected from the group consisting of plasma treatment, chemical vapor deposition, physical vapor deposition, and fluorine gas treatment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2015
    Publication date: January 12, 2017
    Inventors: Hideki Minami, Toshihiko Watase, Yoko Nakamura, Shoichi Masuda, Jiro Hattori, Moses M. David
  • Publication number: 20160289401
    Abstract: An article is provided that includes a polymer having a surface that has excellent heat resistance, weathering resistance, or the like and has a low coefficient of friction. Additionally, a method of manufacturing the article is provided. The article includes a polymer having a surface that has been plasma treated in flowing gas including at least one type of silicon-containing gas selected from the group consisting of tetramethylsilane, hexamethyldisiloxane, and hexamethyldisilazane. The polymer is selected from the group consisting of silicones and fluorocarbon polymers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: October 6, 2016
    Inventors: Naota Sugiyama, Hideki Minami, Yoshihisa Matsuda, Satoshi Akutagawa, Tetsuya Noro
  • Publication number: 20160023510
    Abstract: This soundproof wheel includes a soundproofing device (3) which is mounted to an inner peripheral surface (6) of a rim section (5) of the wheel. The soundproofing device (3) is provided with: a fixing ring (10) which is fitted in and fixed to a groove (8) formed in the inner peripheral surface (6) of the rim section (5); an elastic body section (11) which is adhered to an outer peripheral surface (10a) of the fixing ring (10), is disposed within the groove (8), and has a plurality of elastic body pieces; and an additional mass section (12) which is adhered to an opposite side of the elastic body section (11) with respect to the fixing ring (10), is disposed within the groove (8), and has a plurality of additional mass pieces. The soundproofing device (3) includes a plurality of dynamic vibration absorbers. Each of the dynamic vibration absorbers has an elastic body piece and an additional mass piece. This soundproof wheel allows for reduction in wheel vibration noise and is highly durable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2014
    Publication date: January 28, 2016
    Applicant: Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation
    Inventors: Takahiro FUJIMOTO, Hideki MINAMI, Hiroki SAKAI, Shingo ABE
  • Patent number: 8728356
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a thermoelectric material which can be formed into a flexible and thin type material. The thermoelectric material is a composite that includes a binder resin, thermoelectric material particles dispersed in the binder resin, and fine metal particles supported on a surface of the thermoelectric material particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Hideki Minami, Yuji Hiroshige
  • Patent number: 8669635
    Abstract: An electrically conductive composite material that includes an electrically conductive polymer, and at least one metal nanoparticle coated with a protective agent, wherein said protective agent includes a compound having a first part that has at least part of the molecular backbone of said electrically conductive polymer and a second part that interacts with said at least one metal nanoparticle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Yuji Hiroshige, Hideki Minami, Norihisa Watanabe, Jun Fujita
  • Publication number: 20130298957
    Abstract: An electrically conductive composite material that includes an electrically conductive polymer, and at least one metal nanoparticle coated with a protective agent, wherein said protective agent includes a compound having a first part that has at least part of the molecular backbone of said electrically conductive polymer and a second part that interacts with said at least one metal nanoparticle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2013
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Inventors: Yuji Hiroshige, Hideki Minami, Norihisa Watanabe, Jun Fujita
  • Publication number: 20130085310
    Abstract: A method for producing aromatic hydrocarbons, the method including: (a) bringing a feedstock oil such as an LCO into contact with an aromatic production catalyst to obtain a reaction product containing aromatic hydrocarbons, (b) separating the reaction product into a tower top fraction and a tower bottom fraction using a distillation tower, (c) separating the tower top fraction into a crude aromatic fraction containing an LPG fraction, and an off-gas containing hydrogen, (d) separating the crude aromatic fraction containing an LPG fraction into an LPG fraction and a crude aromatic fraction, (e) separating the off-gas containing hydrogen into hydrogen and an off-gas, and (f) using the hydrogen obtained in step (e) to hydrotreat the crude aromatic fraction, thereby obtaining an aromatic fraction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2011
    Publication date: April 4, 2013
    Applicants: JX NIPPON OIL & ENERGY CORPORATION, CHIYODA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hideki Minami, Yoshishige Sugi, Atsushi Fukui, Atsuro Nagumo, Susumu Yasui, Shinichiro Yanagawa
  • Publication number: 20120018682
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a thermoelectric material which can be formed into a flexible and thin type material. The thermoelectric material is a composite that includes a binder resin, thermoelectric material particles dispersed in the binder resin, and fine metal particles supported on a surface of the thermoelectric material particles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2010
    Publication date: January 26, 2012
    Inventors: Hideki Minami, Yuji Hiroshige
  • Publication number: 20120012504
    Abstract: A method for producing aromatic hydrocarbons in which at least one feedstock oil selected from the group consisting of LCO produced from an FCC apparatus, hydrotreated LCO, naphtha and straight-run gas oil is brought into contact with a reforming catalyst inside a fluidized bed reactor, wherein the method includes transporting a reforming catalyst that has been extracted from the fluidized bed reactor to a heating tank, heating the reforming catalyst in the heating tank to a temperature at least as high as the reaction temperature inside the fluidized bed reactor, and following heating, transporting the heated reforming catalyst to the fluidized bed reactor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2010
    Publication date: January 19, 2012
    Inventors: Hideki Minami, Yoshishige Sugi, Atsushi Fukui, Atsuro Nagumo, Shinichiro Yanagawa, Kazuaki Hayasaka
  • Publication number: 20090026934
    Abstract: An adhesive encapsulating composition and an encapsulating film, which are useful as an encapsulant for an organic electroluminescence device or other electronic devices is provided. The adhesive encapsulating composition includes a hydrogenated cyclic olefin-based polymer and a polyisobutylene resin having a weight average molecular weight of 500,000 or more. Some embodiments of the adhesive encapsulating•composition include a hydrogenated cyclic olefin-based polymer, a polyisobutylene resin having a weight average molecular weight of 500,000 or more, a photocurable resin, and a photopolymerization initiator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2007
    Publication date: January 29, 2009
    Inventors: Jun Fujita, Takashi Yamasaki, Hideki Minami, Nami Kobori
  • Publication number: 20080052761
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus that includes: a memory that stores image data associated with authentication information; an authentication unit that compares authentication information received through a receiving unit with the authentication information associated with the image data, and performs authentication; an image forming unit that forms an image from the image data stored in the memory, when the authentication is successful; a detector that determines whether an operator is within a detection range; and a controller that controls the image forming unit to stop image formation, when the detector determines that the operator is not within the detection range.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2007
    Publication date: February 28, 2008
    Applicant: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hideki MINAMI
  • Patent number: 7313203
    Abstract: A method of determining IQ imbalance introduced on an RF multicarrier signal received via a channel on a direct conversion analog receiver is disclosed. In one embodiment, the method comprises i) receiving a training signal on the receiver, ii) demodulating the training signal on the receiver, iii) estimating a first frequency domain channel characteristic of the channel based on the demodulated training signal, iv) defining a predetermined relationship between a corrected frequency domain channel characteristic of the channel and the first channel characteristic, the predetermined relationship comprising at least one IQ imbalance parameter, and v) determining the at least one IQ imbalance parameter such that the corrected channel characteristic satisfies a channel constraint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2007
    Assignees: Interuniversitair Microelektronica Centrum (IMEC), Katholeike Universiteit Leuven, Sony Corp.
    Inventors: Jan Tubbax, Marc Moonen, Hideki Minami
  • Publication number: 20070290611
    Abstract: An organic electroluminescence device having a substrate on which a first electrode is provided on the surface and including at least one projection. A functional layer is provided so as to cover the projection, and a second electrode is formed on that functional layer. A cross-sectional contour of an end of a surface of the projection contacting the functional layer is a shape satisfying a predetermined relationship.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2007
    Publication date: December 20, 2007
    Inventors: Takashi Yamasaki, Hideki Minami
  • Patent number: 7265489
    Abstract: An organic electroluminescence device having a substrate on which a first electrode is provided on the surface and including at least one projection. A functional layer is provided so as to cover the projection, and a second electrode is formed on that functional layer. A cross-sectional contour of an end of a surface of the projection contacting the functional layer is a shape satisfying a predetermined relationship.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2007
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Co.
    Inventors: Takashi Yamasaki, Hideki Minami
  • Patent number: 7201412
    Abstract: A vehicle bumper includes a bumper beam, a bumper face and an energy-absorbing member provided between the bumper beam and the bumper face. The energy-absorbing member has an L-shaped cross-section and includes a head of a front upper portion protruding upward. A space is formed between the bumper beam and the head. When a collision load acts on the bumper face, the head is deformed toward the space, thus absorbing the impact energy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2007
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masakazu Kashiwagi, Hideki Minami
  • Publication number: 20060061267
    Abstract: An organic electroluminescence device having a substrate on which a first electrode is provided on the surface and including at least one projection. A functional layer is provided so as to cover the projection, and a second electrode is formed on that functional layer. A cross-sectional contour of an end of a surface of the projection contacting the functional layer is a shape satisfying a predetermined relationship.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2005
    Publication date: March 23, 2006
    Inventors: Takashi Yamasaki, Hideki Minami