Patents by Inventor Hiroshi Nakanishi

Hiroshi Nakanishi 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: 20200122123
    Abstract: Provided is a catalyst having a core-shell structure (which employs a core comprised of a highly electrochemically stable, relatively inexpensive material and thereby reduces the amount of platinum used, while providing a better cost/performance ratio in catalytic activity as compared to when platinum particles are used as a catalyst) for use in an oxygen reduction reaction (cathode reaction in a fuel cell), and to provide an oxygen reduction method using the catalyst. Provided is a core-shell catalyst for use for an oxygen reduction reaction, including: a core that is comprised of silver; and a shell layer that comprised of platinum, the shell layer being comprised of platinum atoms constituting a (111) plane of or a (001) plane of a face centered cubic lattice, in the shell layer, a nearest neighbor platinum-platinum interatomic distance falling within the range of from 2.81 {acute over (?)} to 2.95 {acute over (?)}.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2017
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Inventors: Koichi MATSUTANI, Takeshi KAIEDA, Yasushi MASAHIRO, Wilson Agerico tan DIÑO, Bhume CHANTARAMOLEE, Ryo KISHIDA, Paulus Himawan LIM, Hiroshi NAKANISHI
  • Publication number: 20190296363
    Abstract: Provided are (i) a catalyst that has a core-shell structure and is highly active in an oxygen reduction reaction, which is a cathode reaction of a fuel cell, and (ii) a reaction acceleration method in which the catalyst is used. A core-shell catalyst for accelerating an oxygen reduction reaction, contains: silver or palladium as a core material; and platinum as a shell material, the core-shell catalyst having, on a surface thereof, a (110) surface of a face centered cubic lattice.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2019
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Inventors: Koichi MATSUTANI, Takeshi KAIEDA, Yasushi MASAHIRO, Hideaki KASAI, Hiroshi NAKANISHI, Koji SHIMIZU
  • Publication number: 20190065168
    Abstract: An apparatus acquires information identifying first-pieces of software that are candidates for installation, and estimates first files to be installed at a time of installation of the first-pieces of software with reference to file-identification information identifying second files that have been installed at a time of installation of second-pieces of software, where the file-identification information is associated with respective ones of the second-pieces of software, and the first files are estimated based on the file-identification information identifying third files that have been installed in connection with third pieces of software related to the first-pieces of software. The apparatus identifies, from among the first-pieces of software, fourth-pieces of software which include the estimated first files and which have less overlapping of installation of an identical file than a case of installing all the first-pieces of software, and executes installation of the fourth-pieces of software.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Publication date: February 28, 2019
    Applicant: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Katsuaki Nakamura, Hiroshi Iyobe, KOJI HASHIMOTO, Hiroshi Nakanishi
  • Publication number: 20180201711
    Abstract: A methacrylic resin excellent in moldability, solvent resistance, mechanical properties and heat resistance is provided. A method for producing a methacrylic resin excellent in productivity is provided. A methacrylic resin having 99.1% by mass or more and 99.9% by mass or less of a repeating unit derived from methyl methacrylate, 0.1% by mass or more and 0.9% by mass or less of a repeating unit derived from alkyl acrylate, and a proportion of the molecular weight component of ? or less of the peak molecular weight Mph in the high molecular weight region side obtained from an elution curve by a gel permeation chromatography of the methacrylic resin is 7% or more and 40% or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2016
    Publication date: July 19, 2018
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation
    Inventors: Takao MARUTANI, Masahiko MOROOKA, Hiroshi NAKANISHI, Yoshiaki MURAYAMA
  • Publication number: 20180138518
    Abstract: Provided are (i) a catalyst that has a core-shell structure and is highly active in an oxygen reduction reaction, which is a cathode reaction of a fuel cell, and (ii) a reaction acceleration method in which the catalyst is used. A core-shell catalyst for accelerating an oxygen reduction reaction, contains: silver or palladium as a core material; and platinum as a shell material, the core-shell catalyst having, on a surface thereof, a (110) surface of a face centered cubic lattice.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2016
    Publication date: May 17, 2018
    Applicants: TANAKA KIKINZOKU KOGYO K.K., OSAKA UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Koichi MATSUTANI, Takeshi KAIEDA, Yasushi MASAHIRO, Hideaki KASAI, Hiroshi NAKANISHI, Koji SHIMIZU
  • Patent number: 9904164
    Abstract: A glass substrate for a mask blank has main surfaces. A root-mean-square surface roughness (RMS) in at least one main surface is 0.15 nm or less. An aspect ratio of a surface profile (Str) of the main surface in accordance with ISO 25178-2:2012, where s=0.2, is 0.30 or more. The aspect ratio is determined through measurement of the surface profile at measurement intervals of 0.2 nm or less in a measurement range of 100 nm×100 nm using an atomic force microscope.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: ASAHI GLASS COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventor: Hiroshi Nakanishi
  • Patent number: 9787552
    Abstract: A non-transitory computer-readable recording medium stores an operation process creation program that causes a computer to execute a process, the process including extracting a candidate operation manipulation component to be combined with an operation process following an operation manipulation component that has been determined to be arranged, when creating the operation process by arranging a plurality of the operation manipulation components on a screen, the candidate being extracted based on previously set relevance information indicating relevance between operation manipulation components and usage frequency information indicating usage frequencies of operation manipulation components in past instances of creating the operation processes; and displaying the extracted candidate operation manipulation component on the screen, by combining the extracted candidate operation manipulation component with the operation manipulation component that has been determined to be arranged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Hisashi Sawada, Michio Masuno, Takeya Mutoh, Yuko Matsushita, Nobuko Takase, Tomoko Tanaka, Toshiyuki Utsumi, Navid Afzal Shooshtary, Yutaka Arakawa, Hiroyoshi Okada, Yoshio Oki, Hisashi Tsujide, Hiroshi Nakanishi, Kazuyuki Sakai
  • Patent number: 9739722
    Abstract: A process for inspecting an EUV mask blank capable of distinguishing phase defects and amplitude defects and capable of detecting small amplitude defects, a process for producing an EUV mask blank using the inspection process, and an EUV mask blank obtainable by such a process. A process for inspecting a reflective mask blank for EUV lithography having a multilayer reflective film and an absorber layer. The process includes a first step of detecting in-plane defects in the multilayer reflective film by applying EUV light to the surface of the multilayer reflective film, a second step of detecting in-plane defects from the absorber layer by applying light having a wavelength of from 150 to 600 nm to the surface of the absorber layer, and a step of distinguishing phase defects and amplitude defects in the reflective mask blank by comparison between the first and second in-plane defect data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: Asahi Glass Company, Limited
    Inventors: Hiroshi Nakanishi, Junichi Kageyama, Yoshiaki Ikuta
  • Publication number: 20160223898
    Abstract: A glass substrate for a mask blank has main surfaces. A root-mean-square surface roughness (RMS) in at least one main surface is 0.15 nm or less. An aspect ratio of a surface profile (Str) of the main surface in accordance with ISO 25178-2:2012, where s=0.2, is 0.30 or more. The aspect ratio is determined through measurement of the surface profile at measurement intervals of 0.2 nm or less in a measurement range of 100 nm×100 nm using an atomic force microscope.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2016
    Publication date: August 4, 2016
    Applicant: Asahi Glass Company, Limited
    Inventor: Hiroshi NAKANISHI
  • Publication number: 20160109384
    Abstract: To provide a process for inspecting an EUV mask blank capable of distinguishing phase defects and amplitude defects and capable of detecting even amplitude defects of small sizes, a process for producing an EUV mask blank using the inspection process, and an EUV mask blank obtainable by such a process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2015
    Publication date: April 21, 2016
    Applicant: Asahi Glass Company, Limited
    Inventors: Hiroshi NAKANISHI, Junichi Kageyama, Yoshiaki Ikuta
  • Publication number: 20150097304
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a TiO2-containing quartz glass substrate for an imprint mold having a main surface and a side surface, in which the side surface has an arithmetic average roughness (Ra) of 1 nm or less, and the side surface has a root mean square (MSFR_rms) of concaves and convexes in the wavelength region of from 10 ?m to 1 mm being 10 nm or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2014
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Applicant: Asahi Glass Company, Limited
    Inventors: Akio KOIKE, Junko Miyasaka, Hiroshi Nakanishi
  • Publication number: 20150081874
    Abstract: A non-transitory computer-readable recording medium stores an operation process creation program that causes a computer to execute a process, the process including extracting a candidate operation manipulation component to be combined with an operation process following an operation manipulation component that has been determined to be arranged, when creating the operation process by arranging a plurality of the operation manipulation components on a screen, the candidate being extracted based on previously set relevance information indicating relevance between operation manipulation components and usage frequency information indicating usage frequencies of operation manipulation components in past instances of creating the operation processes; and displaying the extracted candidate operation manipulation component on the screen, by combining the extracted candidate operation manipulation component with the operation manipulation component that has been determined to be arranged.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Applicant: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Hisashi SAWADA, Michio MASUNO, Takeya MUTOH, Yuko MATSUSHITA, Nobuko TAKASE, Tomoko TANAKA, Toshiyuki UTSUMI, Navid AFZAL SHOOSHTARY, Yutaka ARAKAWA, Hiroyoshi OKADA, Yoshio OKI, Hisashi TSUJIDE, Hiroshi NAKANISHI, Kazuyuki SAKAI
  • Patent number: 8550889
    Abstract: A display control section (72) controls a display unit to display an image on which a first axis corresponding to first information about a situation of a game and a second axis corresponding to second information about a situation of the game are set. A receiving section (74) receives an operation for specifying a position or an area in the image. A first condition relating to the first information and a second condition relating to the second information are acquired based on the results of reception by the receiving section (74). A game-character control section (84) controls the action of the at least one game character in a case where the results of determinations of whether or not the first information and the second information about the current situations of the game respectively satisfy the first condition and the second condition are predetermined results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tadaaki Tsunashima, Taichi Wakabayashi, Naohiro Iizuka, Hiroshi Nakanishi, Yuta Yahiro
  • Patent number: 8518613
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for producing an optical member base material for EUVL, comprising performing the following in this order to obtain an optical member base material for EUVL: a preliminary-polishing step of preliminarily polishing a film forming surface and a back surface of the film forming surface of a glass substrate; a measuring step of measuring a total thickness distribution and a flatness of the glass substrate; and a corrective-polishing step of locally polishing only the back surface of the glass substrate depending on the measurement result of the measuring step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignee: Asahi Glass Company, Limited
    Inventors: Hiroshi Nakanishi, Yoshiaki Ikuta
  • Publication number: 20130011773
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for producing an optical member base material for EUVL, comprising performing the following in this order to obtain an optical member base material for EUVL: a preliminary-polishing step of preliminarily polishing a film forming surface and a back surface of the film forming surface of a glass substrate; a measuring step of measuring a total thickness distribution and a flatness of the glass substrate; and a corrective-polishing step of locally polishing only the back surface of the glass substrate depending on the measurement result of the measuring step.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Publication date: January 10, 2013
    Applicant: ASAHI GLASS COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Hiroshi NAKANISHI, Yoshiaki IKUTA
  • Patent number: 8140467
    Abstract: A control section virtually divides a surface of an adsorbing material into a plurality of regions (cells) in accordance with a computer program. Further, the control section-allocates a normal distribution function to each of the divided cells, and sets a linear combination of the normal distribution functions allocated to all cells to a trial function. Moreover, the control section solves a Schrödinger equation based upon a potential on the surface of the adsorbing material by a numerical variational method, to calculate a wave function. Then, based upon the calculated wave function, the quantum state of the atom or the molecule adsorbed on the surface of the adsorbing material is estimated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2012
    Assignee: Osaka University
    Inventors: Hideaki Kasai, Hiroshi Nakanishi
  • Publication number: 20120052943
    Abstract: A display control section (72) controls a display unit to display an image on which a first axis corresponding to first information about a situation of a game and a second axis corresponding to second information about a situation of the game are set. A receiving section (74) receives an operation for specifying a position or an area in the image. A first condition relating to the first information and a second condition relating to the second information are acquired based on the results of reception by the receiving section (74). A game-character control section (84) controls the action of the at least one game character in a case where the results of determinations of whether or not the first information and the second information about the current situations of the game respectively satisfy the first condition and the second condition are predetermined results.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2011
    Publication date: March 1, 2012
    Applicant: KONAMI DIGITAL ENTERTAINMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tadaaki TSUNASHIMA, Taichi WAKABAYASHI, Naohiro IIZUKA, Hiroshi NAKANISHI, Yuta YAHIRO
  • Patent number: 7919617
    Abstract: The present invention provides low molecular weight compounds useful as cytokine inhibitors, and compositions thereof. In particular, compounds of the invention are useful as anti-inflammatory agents. There are further provided methods for the preparation of such agents and their use in preventing or treating conditions mediated by cytokines such as arthritis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2011
    Assignee: iTherX Pharmaceuticals Inc.
    Inventors: Erik Boman, Susana Conde Ceide, Russell Dahl, Nancy G. J. Delaet, Justin Ernst, Antonio Garrido Montalban, Jeffrey Kahl, Christopher Larson, Stephen Miller, Hiroshi Nakanishi, Edward Roberts, Eddine Saiah, Robert Sullivan, Zhinjun Wang
  • Patent number: 7897599
    Abstract: The present invention provides low molecular weight compounds useful as cytokine inhibitors, and compositions thereof. In particular, compounds of the invention are useful as anti-inflammatory agents. There are further provided methods for the preparation of such agents and their use in preventing or treating conditions mediated by cytokines such as arthritis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2011
    Assignee: iTherX Pharmaceuticals Inc.
    Inventors: Erik Boman, Susana Conde Ceide, Russell Dahl, Nancy G. J. Delaet, Justin Ernst, Antonio Garrido Montalban, Jeffrey Kahl, Christopher Larson, Stephen Miller, Hiroshi Nakanishi, Edward Roberts, Eddine Saiah, Robert Sullivan, Zhinjun Wang
  • Publication number: 20100273797
    Abstract: The present invention provides low molecular weight compounds useful as cytokine inhibitors, and compositions thereof. In particular, compounds of the invention are useful as anti-inflammatory agents. There are further provided methods for the preparation of such agents and their use in preventing or treating conditions medicated by cytokines such as arthritis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2010
    Publication date: October 28, 2010
    Inventors: Erik Boman, Susana Conde Ceide, Russell Dahl, Nancy G. J. Delaet, Justin Ernst, Antonio Garrido Montalban, Jeffrey Kahl, Christopher Larson, Stephen Miller, Hiroshi Nakanishi, Edward Roberts, Eddine Saiah, Robert Sullivan, Zhijun Wang