Patents by Inventor Hironori Kumagai

Hironori Kumagai 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: 20190066454
    Abstract: The shopping assistance system includes a basket body, a management system and a packing machine. The shopping basket includes a basket body, a goods information receiver and a transmitter. The basket body allows goods to be put in. The goods information receiver is configured to read respective goods information from each of the goods to acquire pieces of goods information on the goods. The transmitter is configured to transmit the pieces of goods information acquired through the goods information receiver. The management system includes a receiver configured to receive the pieces of goods information from the transmitter. The packing machine is configured to transfer the goods put in the basket body together from the basket body to a container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2017
    Publication date: February 28, 2019
    Applicant: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi KATAYAMA, Hideto ADACHI, Masamichi NAKAGAWA, Satoshi NONAKA, Ryoji INUTSUKA, Kenji FUKASE, Yoshihiko MATSUKAWA, Atsushi MARUYAMA, Junichi TAGAWA, Hironori KUMAGAI, Shozo FUKUSHIMA, Kei KOBAYASHI, Akihito SAKANAKA
  • Patent number: 9814127
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a liquid treatment device and a liquid treatment method each capable of efficiently generating plasma and treating a liquid in a short time period. A liquid treatment device according to the present disclosure includes a first electrode, a second electrode disposed in a liquid, an insulator disposed surrounding the first electrode through a space, the insulator having an opening portion at a position in contact with the liquid, and a power supply that applies an AC voltage or a pulse voltage between the first electrode and the second electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shin-ichi Imai, Hironori Kumagai, Mari Onodera
  • Patent number: 9688549
    Abstract: This disclosure of a liquid treatment device includes a first metal electrode having a part disposed in a reaction tank into which a water being treated is filled, a second metal electrode disposed in the reaction tank, an insulator having an opening portion disposed to surround the first metal electrode so that a closed space is formed. A bubble is generated from the closed space to the water being treated via the opening portion. The liquid treatment device also includes a gas supply device that supplies the space with a gas for generating the bubble, and a power supply that applies a voltage between the first metal electrode and the second metal electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shin-Ichi Imai, Hironori Kumagai, Mari Onodera
  • Patent number: 9677940
    Abstract: An elemental analysis apparatus 101 includes a treatment vessel 108 of which at least a part is optically transparent, a first electrode 104 covered by insulator 103, a second electrode 102, a bubble-generating part which generates a bubble 106, a gas-supplying apparatus 105 which supplies gas to the bubble-generating part in an amount necessary for generating the bubble 106, a power supply 101 which applies voltage between the first electrode 104 and the second electrode 102, and an optical detection device 110 which determines an emission spectrum of plasma that is generated by application of the voltage, and the apparatus conducts qualitatively or quantitatively analysis of a component contained in the liquid 109 based on the emission spectrum determined by the optical detection device 110.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hironori Kumagai, Shin-ichi Imai
  • Patent number: 9540262
    Abstract: The plasma-generating apparatus includes a treatment vessel 509 containing to-be-treated water 510, a first electrode 504 and a second electrode 502 within the treatment vessel, a bubble-generating part which generate a bubble 506 such that a surface where conductor of the first electrode 504 is exposed to the to-be-treated water is positioned within the bubble 506, a gas-supplying apparatus 505 which supplies gas to the bubble-generating part, a pulsed power supply 501 connected to the first and the second electrodes 502 and 504, a control apparatus 520 which controls one or both of the gas-supplying apparatus and the power supply such that the voltage is applied between the first and the second electrodes 502 and 504 when at least surface where the conductor of the first electrode 504 is exposed is positioned within the bubble.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hironori Kumagai, Shin-ichi Imai
  • Patent number: 9540256
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a liquid treatment device, a liquid treatment method, and a plasma treatment liquid each capable of efficiently generating plasma and treating a liquid in a short time period. A liquid treatment device according to the present disclosure includes a first electrode, a second electrode disposed in a liquid to be treated, an insulator disposed around the first electrode with a space between the first electrode and the insulator, the insulator has an opening portion in a position in contact with the liquid to be treated, a power supply that applies voltage between the first electrode and the second electrode, and a supply device supplying a liquid to the space before the power source applies the voltage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masaki Fujikane, Mari Onodera, Hironori Kumagai, Shin-ichi Imai
  • Patent number: 9513227
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for quantitative determination of oxidant which method is capable of accurately and rapidly performing quantitative determination of oxidant at low cost, and an apparatus for quantitative determination of oxidant used in the method. The method for quantitative determination of oxidant according to the present invention is a method for quantitative determination of oxidant performing quantitative determination of oxidant in a sample using a redox reaction, the method including: adding one kind of reducing agent to a sample solution containing one or a plurality of kinds of oxidants having different lifetimes; producing an absorbance curve by measuring a time change in absorbance of the post-color-change or post-coloring reducing agent; and performing the quantitative determination of the oxidant while identifying the oxidant in the sample solution based on the obtained absorbance curve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Mari Onodera, Shin-ichi Imai, Hironori Kumagai
  • Publication number: 20160227900
    Abstract: A nail forming device forms a drawing pattern on the surface of a nail (or an artificial nail) by using a photo-curable resin. The nail forming device includes a light source, an optical drawing unit for partially curing the photo-curable resin by using light emitted by the light source, and a controller for controlling the light source and the optical drawing unit. According to the nail forming device, a drawing pattern may be easily formed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2014
    Publication date: August 11, 2016
    Inventor: HIRONORI KUMAGAI
  • Patent number: 9362563
    Abstract: The present invention provides a highly reliable energy storage device capable of preventing a reaction current from flowing in a carbon nanotube electrode by ionizing a catalyst metal or a substrate metal to cause the metal to flow out to an electrolytic solution. An energy storage device of the present invention includes: at least a pair of electrode bodies that are a cathode and an anode; and an electrolytic solution. At least one of the electrode bodies is configured such that a layer of carbon nanotubes is formed on an electric conductor. A coupling region where one ends of the carbon nanotubes are coupled to and electrically connected to the electric conductor and a non-coupling region where ends of the carbon nanotubes are not coupled to the electric conductor are formed on a surface of the electric conductor. The carbon nanotubes having one ends connected to the coupling region are toppled to cover a surface of the non-coupling region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takuma Asari, Hironori Kumagai, Shigeo Hayashi, Yasuhiro Hashimoto, Takahiro Kawashima
  • Patent number: 9269504
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an electrode for energy devices such as electric double layer capacitors, which includes conductive fibers made of carbon, such as carbon nanotubes, as an electrode active material and has a high capacitance. The electrode for energy devices includes a current collector and a plurality of conductive fibers (e.g., carbon nanotubes) provided to stand on a surface of the current collector so that their one ends are electrically connected to the surface of the current collector, wherein the conductive fibers are made of carbon and have carboxyl group-containing functional groups or oxo group-containing functional groups and hydroxyl group-containing functional groups attached thereto. The conductive fibers preferably carry a quinone group-containing compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Hashimoto, Takuma Asari, Shigeo Hayashi, Hironori Kumagai
  • Publication number: 20160011118
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for quantitative determination of oxidant which method is capable of accurately and rapidly performing quantitative determination of oxidant at low cost, and an apparatus for quantitative determination of oxidant used in the method. The method for quantitative determination of oxidant according to the present invention is a method for quantitative determination of oxidant performing quantitative determination of oxidant in a sample using a redox reaction, the method including: adding one kind of reducing agent to a sample solution containing one or a plurality of kinds of oxidants having different lifetimes; producing an absorbance curve by measuring a time change in absorbance of the post-color-change or post-coloring reducing agent; and performing the quantitative determination of the oxidant while identifying the oxidant in the sample solution based on the obtained absorbance curve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2014
    Publication date: January 14, 2016
    Inventors: Mari ONODERA, Shin-ichi IMAI, Hironori KUMAGAI
  • Publication number: 20150191371
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a liquid treatment device, a liquid treatment method, and a plasma treatment liquid each capable of efficiently generating plasma and treating a liquid in a short time period. A liquid treatment device according to the present disclosure includes a first electrode, a second electrode disposed in a liquid to be treated, an insulator disposed around the first electrode with a space between the first electrode and the insulator, the insulator has an opening portion in a position in contact with the liquid to be treated, a power supply that applies voltage between the first electrode and the second electrode, and a supply device supplying a liquid to the space before the power source applies the voltage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2015
    Publication date: July 9, 2015
    Inventors: Masaki FUJIKANE, Mari ONODERA, Hironori KUMAGAI, Shin-ichi IMAI
  • Publication number: 20150102255
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a liquid treatment device and a liquid treatment method each capable of efficiently generating plasma and treating a liquid in a short time period. A liquid treatment device according to the present disclosure includes a first electrode, a second electrode disposed in a liquid, an insulator disposed surrounding the first electrode through a space, the insulator having an opening portion at a position in contact with the liquid, and a power supply that applies an AC voltage or a pulse voltage between the first electrode and the second electrode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventors: Shin-ichi IMAI, Hironori KUMAGAI, Mari ONODERA
  • Publication number: 20150009496
    Abstract: An elemental analysis device that analyzes an element in a liquid with high sensitivity and with a simple configuration is provided. The elemental analysis device of the present disclosure disposes a part of a first electrode disposed around an insulator having an opening portion, and a part of a second electrode. The elemental analysis device applies a voltage by use of a power supply disposed between the first electrode and the second electrode. The elemental analysis device analyzes the element in the liquid so that a light detection device detects an emission spectrum generated by interaction of plasma generated by applying the voltage with the element in the liquid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2014
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Inventors: Hironori KUMAGAI, Shin-ichi IMAI
  • Patent number: 8822000
    Abstract: The present invention provides a nanostructure on an upper surface of which a small-diameter carbon nanotube (CNT) is formed and which improves an adhesive strength between a substrate and the CNT while controlling an orientation of the CNT, and a method for manufacturing the nanostructure. The nanostructure includes a substrate 101, a porous layer 102 formed on the substrate 101 to have a fine pore, a fine pore diameter control layer 103 formed on the porous layer 102, and a carbon nanotube 701 formed to extend from the fine pore defined by the fine pore diameter control layer 103, and one end of the carbon nanotube is fixed by the fine pore diameter control layer 103. It is preferable that the substrate 101 and the fine pore diameter control layer 103 be electrically conductive. It is preferable that the porous layer 102 be an anode oxide film. It is preferable that a melting point of the fine pore diameter control layer 103 be 600° C. or higher.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Hironori Kumagai, Yasuhiro Hashimoto, Shigeo Hayashi, Takuma Asari, Toshiya Yokogawa
  • Publication number: 20140231329
    Abstract: This disclosure of a liquid treatment device includes a first metal electrode having a part disposed in a reaction tank into which a water being treated is filled, a second metal electrode disposed in the reaction tank, an insulator having an opening portion disposed to surround the first metal electrode so that a closed space is formed. A bubble is generated from the closed space to the water being treated via the opening portion. The liquid treatment device also includes a gas supply device that supplies the space with a gas for generating the bubble, and a power supply that applies a voltage between the first metal electrode and the second metal electrode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2014
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: PANASONIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shin-Ichi IMAI, Hironori KUMAGAI, Mari ONODERA
  • Publication number: 20140168644
    Abstract: An elemental analysis apparatus 101 includes a treatment vessel 108 of which at least a part is optically transparent, a first electrode 104 covered by insulator 103, a second electrode 102, a bubble-generating part which generates a bubble 106, a gas-supplying apparatus 105 which supplies gas to the bubble-generating part in an amount necessary for generating the bubble 106, a power supply 101 which applies voltage between the first electrode 104 and the second electrode 102, and an optical detection device 110 which determines an emission spectrum of plasma that is generated by application of the voltage, and the apparatus conducts qualitatively or quantitatively analysis of a component contained in the liquid 109 based on the emission spectrum determined by the optical detection device 110.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2014
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Applicant: PANASONIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hironori KUMAGAI, Shin-ichi IMAI
  • Patent number: 8734999
    Abstract: Provided are a substrate on which carbon nanotubes each having one end connected to the substrate can be formed at a high synthetic rate and from which the carbon nanotubes are less likely to be peeled off. The substrate is a substrate for forming the carbon nanotubes and includes a buffer layer 13 formed on at least one of surfaces of a substrate main body 14 and containing aluminum atoms and fluorine atoms. The carbon nanotube complex includes the substrate and a plurality of carbon nanotubes 11 each having one end connected to a surface of the buffer layer 13.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Takuma Asari, Hironori Kumagai, Shigeo Hayashi, Yasuhiro Hashimoto, Naoki Yoshikawa, Takashi Okada
  • Publication number: 20140093773
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an electrode for energy devices such as electric double layer capacitors, which includes conductive fibers made of carbon, such as carbon nanotubes, as an electrode active material and has a high capacitance. The electrode for energy devices includes a current collector and a plurality of conductive fibers (e.g., carbon nanotubes) provided to stand on a surface of the current collector so that their one ends are electrically connected to the surface of the current collector, wherein the conductive fibers are made of carbon and have carboxyl group-containing functional groups or oxo group-containing functional groups and hydroxyl group-containing functional groups attached thereto. The conductive fibers preferably carry a quinone group-containing compound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2012
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Hashimoto, Takuma Asari, Shigeo Hayashi, Hironori Kumagai
  • Publication number: 20140014516
    Abstract: The plasma-generating apparatus includes a treatment vessel 509 containing to-be-treated water 510, a first electrode 504 and a second electrode 502 within the treatment vessel, a bubble-generating part which generate a bubble 506 such that a surface where conductor of the first electrode 504 is exposed to the to-be-treated water is positioned within the bubble 506, a gas-supplying apparatus 505 which supplies gas to the bubble-generating part, a pulsed power supply 501 connected to the first and the second electrodes 502 and 504, a control apparatus 520 which controls one or both of the gas-supplying apparatus and the power supply such that the voltage is applied between the first and the second electrodes 502 and 504 when at least surface where the conductor of the first electrode 504 is exposed is positioned within the bubble.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2013
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Applicant: PANASONIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hironori KUMAGAI, Shin-ichi IMAI