Patents by Inventor Hiroaki Katoh

Hiroaki Katoh 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: 20200308572
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to provide, for translation in a cell-free translation system, a novel translation system capable of synthesizing a peptide having therein consecutive non-proteinogenic amino acids. The present invention provides a tRNA containing the base sequence represented by SEQ ID NO: 1 and encoding a non-proteinogenic amino acid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2018
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Inventors: Hiroaki Suga, Takayuki Katoh
  • Patent number: 10731532
    Abstract: The problem of the present invention is to provide an exhaust gas purification catalyst which can exhibit sufficient purification performance under a high Ga condition while having a resistance to stress such as high-temperature and poisonous substances. The present invention relates to an exhaust gas purification catalyst comprising two or more catalyst coating layers on a substrate, wherein a lower catalyst coating layer that is present lower with respect to an uppermost catalyst coating layer has a structure where a large number of voids are included and high-aspect-ratio pores having an aspect ratio of 5 or more account for a certain proportion or more of the whole volume of voids, thereby to improve gas diffusivity in the lower catalyst coating layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignees: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, CATALER CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiromasa Suzuki, Masahide Miura, Yoshinori Saito, Satoru Katoh, Toshitaka Tanabe, Tetsuhiro Hirao, Tatsuya Ohashi, Hiroaki Naito, Hirotaka Ori, Michihiko Takeuchi, Keiichi Narita
  • Publication number: 20200090076
    Abstract: A learning device creates a plurality of decision trees, using pieces of training data respectively including an explanatory variable and an objective variable, which are configured by a combination of the explanatory variables and respectively estimate the objective variable based on true or false of the explanatory variables. The learning device creates a linear model that is equivalent to the plurality of decision trees, and lists all terms configured by a combination of the explanatory variables without omission. The learning device outputs a prediction result by using the linear model from input data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2019
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Applicant: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Takashi KATOH, Hiroaki Iwashita, Kotaro Ohori, Tatsuya Asai, Hikaru Yokono
  • Patent number: 10539056
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide an exhaust gas purification catalyst which can exhibit high durability and warm-up performance. The present invention relates to an exhaust gas purification catalyst comprising a substrate and a catalyst coating layer formed on the substrate, wherein the catalyst coating layer comprises catalyst particles, the catalyst coating layer having an upstream region extending by 40 to 60% of the entire length of the substrate from an upstream end of the catalyst in the direction of an exhaust gas flow and a downstream region corresponding to the remainder portion of the catalyst coating layer, the composition of the catalyst particle of the upstream region being different from that of the downstream region. The upstream region in the direction of an exhaust gas flow has a structure where a void is included in a large number, and furthermore high-aspect-ratio pores having an aspect ratio of 5 or more account for a certain percentage or more of the whole volume of voids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignees: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, CATALER CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiromasa Suzuki, Masahide Miura, Yoshinori Saito, Satoru Katoh, Toshitaka Tanabe, Tetsuhiro Hirao, Tatsuya Ohashi, Hiroaki Naito, Hirotaka Ori, Michihiko Takeuchi, Keiichi Narita
  • Patent number: 10450917
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide an exhaust gas purification catalyst which can exhibit high durability and warm-up performance. The present invention relates to an exhaust gas purification catalyst comprising a substrate and a catalyst coating layer formed on the substrate, wherein the catalyst coating layer comprises catalyst particles, the catalyst coating layer having an upstream region extending by 40 to 60% of the entire length of the substrate from an upstream end of the catalyst in the direction of an exhaust gas flow and a downstream region corresponding to the remainder portion of the catalyst coating layer, the composition of the catalyst particle of the upstream region being different from that of the downstream region. The upstream region in the direction of an exhaust gas flow has a structure where a void is included in a large number, and furthermore high-aspect-ratio pores having an aspect ratio of 5 or more account for a certain percentage or more of the whole volume of voids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignees: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, CATALER CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiromasa Suzuki, Masahide Miura, Yoshinori Saito, Satoru Katoh, Toshitaka Tanabe, Tetsuhiro Hirao, Tatsuya Ohashi, Hiroaki Naito, Hirotaka Ori, Michihiko Takeuchi, Keiichi Narita
  • Patent number: 10413895
    Abstract: When the amount of coating is increased in a two-layer catalyst or the like containing two noble metals in respective different layers, gas diffusivity in the catalyst and use efficiency of a catalytic active site are reduced to thereby reduce purification performance. In view of this, an organic fiber having a predetermined shape is used as a pore-forming material in formation of an uppermost catalyst coating layer of a multi-layer catalyst, to thereby form an uppermost catalyst coating layer having a high-aspect-ratio pore excellent in connectivity and therefore excellent gas diffusivity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignees: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, CATALER CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiromasa Suzuki, Masahide Miura, Yoshinori Saito, Satoru Katoh, Toshitaka Tanabe, Tetsuhiro Hirao, Tatsuya Ohashi, Hiroaki Naito, Hirotaka Ori, Michihiko Takeuchi, Keiichi Narita
  • Patent number: 10323554
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to address the following problem: in an exhaust gas purification catalyst comprising a dual catalyst of a combination of a startup catalyst and an underfloor catalyst, reduction in the gas diffusivity of the underfloor catalyst results in reduction in the use efficiency of a catalytic active site, resulting in reduction in purification performance. The present invention relates to an exhaust gas purification catalyst comprising a dual catalyst of a combination of a startup catalyst and an underfloor catalyst having a catalyst coating where a large number of voids are included, wherein high-aspect-ratio pores having an aspect ratio of 5 or more account for a certain rate or more of the whole volume of the voids, to thereby enhance the purification performance of the catalyst.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignees: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, CATALER CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiromasa Suzuki, Masahide Miura, Yoshinori Saito, Satoru Katoh, Toshitaka Tanabe, Tetsuhiro Hirao, Tatsuya Ohashi, Hiroaki Naito, Hirotaka Ori, Michihiko Takeuchi, Keiichi Narita
  • Patent number: 9448501
    Abstract: A toner for developing an electrostatic image, which contains: resin particles (C), wherein the resin particles (C) each contain a resin particle (B) and resin particles (A) or a coating film (P) deposited on a surface of the resin particle (B), where the resin particle (B) contains a second resin (b) and a filler (f), wherein the resin particles (A) or the coating film (P) contains a first resin (a), wherein the second resin (b) contains a crystalline resin, and wherein the resin particle (B) contains the filler (f) in an amount of 15% by mass or greater.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Ryota Inoue, Yoshitaka Sekiguchi, Hiroaki Katoh, Shun Saito
  • Patent number: 9152066
    Abstract: A toner, including: a binder resin; releasing agent-encapsulating capsules; and a colorant, wherein the releasing agent-encapsulating capsules each include: a capsule formed of a resin (I) which is different from the binder resin; and a releasing agent (RA) which is encapsulated in the capsule, and the releasing agent-encapsulating capsules exist in the binder resin, and wherein 50% to 100% of the releasing agent-encapsulating capsules exist in a region from a surface of the toner to a depth of 0.10 times a volume-average particle diameter of the toner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Ryota Inoue, Hiroaki Katoh, Masahiro Seki, Shun Saito, Yoshitaka Sekiguchi, Yoshihiro Mikuriya, Kazuoki Fuwa, Satoshi Ogawa, Tomohiro Fukao, Takayuki Nakamura
  • Publication number: 20140363209
    Abstract: A toner for developing an electrostatic image, which contains: resin particles (C), wherein the resin particles (C) each contain a resin particle (B) and resin particles (A) or a coating film (P) deposited on a surface of the resin particle (B), where the resin particle (B) contains a second resin (b) and a filler (f), wherein the resin particles (A) or the coating film (P) contains a first resin (a), wherein the second resin (b) contains a crystalline resin, and wherein the resin particle (B) contains the filler (f) in an amount of 15% by mass or greater.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2013
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventors: Ryota Inoue, Yoshitaka Sekiguchi, Hiroaki Katoh, Shun Saito
  • Patent number: 8805222
    Abstract: An image developing device includes a developer supporting body; a first conveyance path in which a first conveyance member is arranged; a second conveyance path in which a second conveyance member is arranged; and a partition member that partitions the first conveyance path and the second conveyance path and that has a first communication port and a second communication port. The first communication path and the second communication path communicates with each other through the first communication port and the second communication port. The image developing device includes a developer amount detection unit that includes an optical detection unit arranged in the second conveyance path and that optically detects an amount of the developer in the image forming device. The developer is caused to accumulate in the vicinity of the developer amount detection unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Naoki Nakatake, Tomohiro Kubota, Shoh Tsuritani, Yuji Nagatomo, Yasuhide Matsuno, Hiroaki Katoh, Tomoya Adachi, Rumi Miyazaki, Takafumi Miyazaki, Takeshi Yamashita, Kyoko Abe, Yasuhiro Fujiwara, Takahiro Sanada
  • Publication number: 20130244157
    Abstract: A toner, including: a binder resin; releasing agent-encapsulating capsules; and a colorant, wherein the releasing agent-encapsulating capsules each include: a capsule formed of a resin (I) which is different from the binder resin; and a releasing agent (RA) which is encapsulated in the capsule, and the releasing agent-encapsulating capsules exist in the binder resin, and wherein 50% to 100% of the releasing agent-encapsulating capsules exist in a region from a surface of the toner to a depth of 0.10 times a volume-average particle diameter of the toner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Inventors: Ryota INOUE, Hiroaki Katoh, Masahiro Seki, Shun Saito, Yoshitaka Sekiguchi, Yoshihiro Mikuriya, Kazuoki Fuwa, Satoshi Ogawa, Tomohiro Fukao, Takayuki Nakamura
  • Publication number: 20130058670
    Abstract: An image developing device includes a developer supporting body; a first conveyance path in which a first conveyance member is arranged; a second conveyance path in which a second conveyance member is arranged; and a partition member that partitions the first conveyance path and the second conveyance path and that has a first communication port and a second communication port. The first communication path and the second communication path communicates with each other through the first communication port and the second communication port. The image developing device includes a developer amount detection unit that includes an optical detection unit arranged in the second conveyance path and that optically detects an amount of the developer in the image forming device. The developer is caused to accumulate in the vicinity of the developer amount detection unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2012
    Publication date: March 7, 2013
    Inventors: Naoki Nakatake, Tomohiro Kubota, Shoh Tsuritani, Yuji Nagatomo, Yasuhide Matsuno, Hiroaki Katoh, Tomoya Adachi, Rumi Miyazaki, Takafumi Miyazaki, Takeshi Yamashita, Kyoko Abe, Yasuhiro Fujiwara, Takahiro Sanada
  • Patent number: 8329371
    Abstract: A non-magnetic toner, including a binder resin; a wax present dispersing in the toner in the shape of a particle; and a colorant, wherein the wax having a particle diameter not less than 2.0 ?m and less than 3.0 ?m is not less than 20% and less than 40% by number based on total number thereof; the wax has a mode value not less than 1.5 ?m and less than 2.0 ?m in a frequency distribution of 0.1 ?m width; and the following relationship is satisfied: 45<XZ/Y<62 wherein X represents a softening point (° C.) of the toner; Y represents a volume-average particle diameter (?m) of the toner; and Z represents a total parts by weight of the wax included in 100 parts by weight of the toner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Mikuriya, Hideaki Yasunaga, Hiroaki Katoh, Kazuoki Fuwa, Masayuki Hagi, Masahide Inoue
  • Patent number: 8192910
    Abstract: An image forming method, including charging the surface of an electrostatic latent image bearer by a charger; irradiating the surface of the electrostatic latent image bearer to form an electrostatic latent image thereon; developing the same with a toner to form a toner image; transferring the toner image onto a recording medium; and fixing the toner image thereon, wherein the charger is a charging roller contacting the electrostatic latent image bearer to charge the same, having a ten-point surface roughness of 5 to 30, and the toner includes a binder resin, a colorant, a release agent and an external additive including a composite oxide including titanium oxide in an amount of 80 to 95% by weight and silicon oxide, having a core-shell structure formed of a core including the titanium oxide and a shell including the silicon oxide and has a BET specific surface area of 50 to 100 m2/g.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Limited
    Inventors: Hiroaki Katoh, Naoki Nakatake, Masayuki Hagi, Yoshitaka Sekiguchi, Kazuoki Fuwa, Yoshihiro Mikuriya, Hideaki Yasunaga
  • Patent number: 8103199
    Abstract: A developing device including a developing roller facing an image bearing member and a toner layer thickness control member to control an amount of a toner adhered to the developing roller, so that an electrostatic latent image formed on the image bearing member is developed with the toner to form a toner image. The following relationships are satisfied: 0.08×100.3×Dv<Ra<0.18×100.3×Dv, 2.0<(Ra/RSm)×100<4.0, and 8<Rz<15, where Dv (?m) is a volume average particle diameter of the toner, Ra (?m) is an arithmetical mean roughness of the developing roller in a longitudinal direction, Rz (?m) is a ten-point mean roughness of the developing roller in a longitudinal direction, and RSm (?m) is a mean length of roughness curve elements of the developing roller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2012
    Assignee: Ricoh Company Limited
    Inventors: Hideaki Yasunaga, Masayuki Hagi, Yoshihiro Mikuriya, Yoshitaka Sekiguchi, Hiroaki Katoh, Kazuoki Fuwa, Masahide Inoue
  • Patent number: 8041270
    Abstract: An image developer using a one-component developer, Including a developing roller visualizing an electrostatic latent image formed on an image bearer with a pulverized toner; and a feed roller feeding the pulverized toner to the developing roller while contacting thereto, wherein the pulverized toner includes a parent toner; a wax; and an external additive comprising an additive having a number-average particle diameter of from 20 to 60 nm and adhering to the surface of the parent toner at an adherence strength of from 50 to 70%, and wherein the following relationships (1) to (3) are satisfied: 4.70<Log10 R<5.70??(1) 8.00<Log10 Z<10.70??(2) ?6.25*Log10 R+37.5<Log10 Z<?6.25*Log10 R+45.6??(3) wherein R represents a resistivity of the developing roller and Z represents an impedance of the pulverized toner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2011
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Limited
    Inventors: Hideaki Yasunaga, Masayuki Hagi, Yoshihiro Mikuriya, Hiroaki Katoh, Kazuoki Fuwa, Masahide Inoue, Yoshitaka Sekiguchi, Satoshi Ogawa
  • Patent number: 8021814
    Abstract: A toner useful for an oilless fixing method, includes a binder resin; a colorant; and 2.0 to 4.5% by weight of a wax which is soluble in n-hexane, based on a total weight of the toner, wherein the wax is dispersed in the toner, the wax forming wax domain particles (DA) comprising wax domain particles (DS) exposed at a surface of the toner and wax domain particles (DI) encapsulated in the toner and not exposed at the surface of the toner, wherein a weight of the DS is greater than a weight of the DI, wherein the toner from which the DS have been eluted with n-hexane comprises vestigial concavities having an area of 0.01 ??m2 or more on the surface of the toner in an amount of from 1 to 7 pcs/4 ?m2, and wherein 60% or more by number of the DA having a particle diameter of 200 nm or more have a spindle or cylindrical shape having an aspect ratio of 4 or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2011
    Assignee: Ricoh Company Limited
    Inventors: Masayuki Hagi, Yoshihiro Mikuriya, Hideaki Yasunaga, Hiroaki Katoh, Kazuoki Fuwa, Yoshitaka Sekiguchi, Satoshi Ogawa, Masahide Inoue
  • Patent number: 8007973
    Abstract: A full-color toner kit including yellow, magenta, and cyan toners each including a benzimidazolone, a naphthol, and a copper phthalocyanine colorants, respectively, and resins (A) and (B) each of which having a polyester skeleton and containing a wax, and a resin (C) having a polyester skeleton and containing no wax. Each of the toners has a softening point of from 125° C. to 135° C. The following relationships are satisfied: Ts(A)<Ts(B), Ay+5?Am?Ay+15, and Ac+5?Am?Ac+15, wherein Ts(A) and Ts(B) (° C.) each represent softening points of the resin (A) and (B), respectively, and Ay, Am, and Ac each represent ratios (% by weight) of the amount of the resin (A) to total amount of the resins (A) and (B) in the yellow, magenta, cyan toners, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2011
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Limited
    Inventors: Kazuoki Fuwa, Yoshihiro Mikuriya, Masayuki Hagi, Hideaki Yasunaga, Hiroaki Katoh, Yoshitaka Sekiguchi
  • Patent number: 7981593
    Abstract: A toner including toner particles including a resin, a colorant, a wax, and a charge controlling agent, and an external additive, wherein the toner satisfies the relationships (1) 0.15×Q?2?T?0.15×Q?0.15, and (2) 1.0?T?2.5, wherein Q represents the charge of the toner in units of ?C/g, and T represents the torque of the toner in units of mN·m determined by a method using a cone-shaped rotor while controlling a space ratio of the toner at 58%. A developer including the toner and a carrier. An image forming apparatus including an image bearing member, a transfer device, a fixing device and a double side image forming unit, and using the toner, wherein the receiving material includes moisture in an amount of not greater than 5% by weight after the toner image on the first side is fixed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2011
    Assignee: Ricoh Company Limited
    Inventors: Hiroaki Katoh, Hideaki Yasunaga, Kazuoki Fuwa, Yoshihiro Mikuriya, Masayuki Hagi, Masahide Inoue