Patents by Inventor Hiroaki Shitara

Hiroaki Shitara 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: 6861122
    Abstract: The ceramic member of this invention is formed on the surfaces of crystal grains with a plurality of protrusions having smaller diameter than that of the crystal grain, said crystal grain composing at least the surface or its vicinity of a dense ceramic base material of purity being 95 wt % or higher. Such ceramic members may be produced by performing the surface of a dense ceramic base material with a corrosion treatment in an acid etchant, the dense ceramic base material having purity of 95 wt % or higher and exceeding 90% of a theoretical density, whereby ceramic grains existing on the surface or its vicinity of the base material are formed on the surface thereof with a plurality of protrusions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2005
    Assignee: Toshiba Ceramics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuhide Kawai, Shunzo Shimai, Makoto Takahashi, Hiroaki Shitara, Fumio Tokuoka, Masahiko Ichishima, Takashi Suzuki, Toyokazu Matsuyama, Hideo Uemoto
  • Publication number: 20030019843
    Abstract: The ceramic member of this invention is formed on the surfaces of crystal grains with a plurality of protrusions having smaller diameter than that of the crystal grain, said crystal grain composing at least the surface or its vicinity of a dense ceramic base material of purity being 95 wt % or higher. Such ceramic members may be produced by performing the surface of a dense ceramic base material with a corrosion treatment in an acid etchant, the dense ceramic base material having purity of 95 wt % or higher and exceeding 90% of a theoretical density, whereby ceramic grains existing on the surface or its vicinity of the base material are formed on the surface thereof with a plurality of protrusions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2002
    Publication date: January 30, 2003
    Applicant: TOSHIBA CERAMICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuhide Kawai, Shunzo Shimai, Makoto Takahashi, Hiroaki Shitara, Fumio Tokuoka, Masahiko Ichishima, Takashi Suzuki, Toyokazu Matsuyama, Hideo Uemoto
  • Patent number: 6069270
    Abstract: An optical resolution method of (.+-.)-3,4-dihydroxybutanoic acid, by reacting (.+-.)-3,4-dihydroxybutanoic acid with an optically active primary amine or secondary amine. Also a method for producing optically active 3-hydroxy-.gamma.-butyrolactone, by reacting (.+-.)-3,4-dihydroxybutanoic acid with an optically active primary amine or secondary amine for optical resolution, and ring closing the resulting optically active 3,4-dihydroxybutanoic acid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 1997
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2000
    Assignee: Kuraray Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Nohira, Hiroaki Shitara, Satsuki Inagaki