Hiroyuki Shimizu 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).
Abstract: A glass panel unit includes a first panel, a second panel, a sealing portion in a frame shape, a plurality of pillars, and a gas adsorbent. The sealing portion in the frame shape hermetically bonds respective peripheral edges of the first panel and the second panel together so as to create an evacuated, hermetically sealed space between the first panel and the second panel. The plurality of pillars and the gas adsorbent are arranged in the hermetically sealed space. The gas adsorbent contains: a non-metallic getter material having a porous structure with the ability to adsorb gas molecules; and a metallic getter material having a metallic surface with the ability to adsorb gas molecules.
Abstract: Provided is a driving apparatus that sets a signal wave in a low-frequency region having a frequency of 10 Hz or more and 250 Hz or less as a modulating wave and outputs to a piezoelectric actuator a driving signal having a waveform obtained by modulating an amplitude of a sine wave in a high-frequency region having a frequency of 20 kHz or more and 40 kHz or less with the modulating wave.
Abstract: A method for producing acetic acid includes subjecting an acetic acid solution to an acetic anhydride decreasing treatment. The acetic acid solution is present typically in, or downstream from, a distillation column (5) of acetic acid production equipment (X), includes acetic acid in a concentration of 90 mass percent or more, acetic anhydride, and water, and is in such a state that an equilibrium concentration of acetic anhydride is higher than an acetic anhydride concentration. The acetic anhydride decreasing treatment includes at least one of water concentration increasing and temperature lowering so as to bring the acetic acid solution into such a state that the equilibrium concentration of acetic anhydride is lower than the acetic anhydride concentration. The acetic acid production method is suitable for yielding a high-purity acetic acid product.
Abstract: A glass panel unit includes: a pair of glass panels arranged to face each other; and a frame member disposed between the pair of glass panels to hermetically bond the pair of glass panels together. The frame member includes: a body; and a reinforcing portion. The body has a frame shape and includes: a first part containing a first sealing material having a first softening point; and a second part containing a second sealing material having a second softening point that is higher than the first softening point. The reinforcing portion contains a third sealing material having a third softening point that is higher than the first softening point. The reinforcing portion is adjacent to the first part in a space surrounded with the pair of glass panels and the body.
Abstract: A board production management device for managing a board production line including a solution memory section for linking and storing a problem event that may occur in a board production line and that requires a countermeasure operation, a solution to serve as the countermeasure operation, and a set authority level set for a worker who may implement the solution; an solution memory section for authenticating the authority level of a worker who implements the countermeasure operation; and a solution notification section for separately reporting, when a problem event occurs, an executable solution corresponding to a set authority level equal to or less than the authority level, and an unexecutable solution corresponding to a set authority level exceeding the authority level.
Abstract: An assembly includes: a pair of glass substrates; a peripheral wall disposed between the glass substrates; partitions; an evacuation port; and air passages. The partitions are provided to partition an internal space, surrounded with the glass substrates and the peripheral wall, into an evacuation space and a ventilation space. The evacuation port connects the ventilation space to an external environment. The air passages are used to evacuate the evacuation space through the evacuation port. The air passages include particular air passages arranged in a second direction perpendicular to a first direction, in which the glass substrates face each other, to constitute a ventilation path running through the internal space in the second direction.
Abstract: A glass panel unit manufacturing method includes a glue arrangement step, a pillar forming step, an assembly forming step, a bonding step, an evacuation step, and a sealing step. The glue arrangement step includes arranging a hot glue including a frame member and a partition on either a first panel having a predetermined degree of warpage or a second panel. The pillar forming step includes placing pillars on either the first or second panel. The assembly forming step includes forming an assembly. The bonding step includes heating the assembly with the first panel arranged to form an upper part of the assembly and the second panel arranged to form a lower part of the assembly to bond the first panel and the second panel together. The evacuation step includes reducing pressure in an internal space. The sealing step includes creating a hermetically sealed evacuated space by closing an exhaust port.
Abstract: According to one embodiment, a liquid medicine discharge device includes a nozzle plate including a nozzle from which a liquid medicine can be discharged, a pressure chamber structure having an outlet on a first surface side and an inlet on a second surface side and a pressure chamber in fluid communication with the nozzle via the outlet on the first side, a liquid holding container on the second surface and in fluid communication with the pressure chamber via the inlet on the second surface, and an actuator configured to cause the liquid medicine to be ejected from the nozzle by changing a pressure in the pressure chamber and including a piezoelectric element formed of a lead-free material.
Abstract: A glass panel unit includes: a first glass pane; a second glass pane disposed to face the first glass pane; a frame disposed between the first glass pane and the second glass pane and hermetically bonding a first peripheral portion of the first glass pane and a second peripheral portion of the second glass pane together, the first peripheral portion extending along an outer periphery of the first glass pane, the second peripheral portion extending along an outer periphery of the second glass pane; a vacuum space surrounded by the first glass pane, the second glass pane, and the frame; a gas adsorbent disposed in the vacuum space; and a thermal insulation layer disposed between the gas adsorbent and the second glass pane.
Abstract: A lighting apparatus with an image-projecting function that is convenient for a user can be provided. The lighting apparatus includes: an illuminating unit that emits illumination light; and a projection-type image display unit that projects an image. The projection-type image display unit is configured so that a setting menu screen settable about an image displayed by the projection-type image display unit can be displayed.
Abstract: An assembly includes a plurality of partitions to partition an internal space, surrounded with a pair of glass substrates arranged to face each other and a the peripheral wall having a frame shape and provided between the pair of glass substrates, into an evacuation space and a ventilation space. The plurality of partitions includes a first partition and a second partition, of which lengths are defined in two different directions. An end of the second partition faces a side portion of the first partition with a predetermined gap left between them. A space between the end of the second partition and the side portion of the first partition constitutes an air passage to evacuate the evacuation space through an evacuation port. The second partition includes, at the end thereof, a swollen portion protruding toward the evacuation space at least along the width of the second partition.
Abstract: A method for manufacturing a glass panel unit includes a glue arrangement step, a pillar placement step, an assembly forming step, a bonding step, an evacuation step, and a sealing step. The evacuation step reduces pressure in an internal space by exhausting, with predetermined suction power, a gas from the internal space via a valve and an exhaust port. The valve includes a first valve allowing the gas to flow through a first channel area and a second valve allowing the gas to flow through a second channel area larger than the first channel area. The evacuation step includes a first evacuation step to be performed first and a second evacuation step to be performed next. In the first evacuation step, the first valve is opened and the second valve is closed. In the second evacuation step, the first valve is closed and the second valve is opened.
Abstract: A method for manufacturing a glass panel unit includes an adhesive disposing step, a glass composite generation step, an internal space forming step, an evacuation step, and an evacuated space forming step. The adhesive disposing step includes disposing a thermal adhesive on a second panel. The glass composite generation step includes generating a glass composite including a first panel, the second panel, and the thermal adhesive. The internal space forming step includes heating the glass composite to melt the thermal adhesive to form internal spaces (a first space and a second space). The evacuation step includes exhausting gas from the internal space to evacuate the internal space. The evacuated space forming step includes heating and applying force to part of a first portion or a second portion to deform the part to close an evacuation path to form an evacuated space hermetically closed.
Abstract: A cable stopper structure and an image forming apparatus includes a cable disposed throughout a first passage and a second passage, the second passage having a ceiling height higher than a ceiling height of the first passage, a first component disposed in the first passage and connected to one end portion of the cable, and a second component disposed near an exit of the first passage and connected to the other end portion of the cable, the second component being removable in a direction away from the first component. The cable includes a folded-back portion folded back in the second passage and a rigid portion disposed between the folded-back portion and the first component. The rigid portion has a rigidity greater than that of the cable and has a length in a pulling-out direction of the cable longer than the ceiling height of the first passage.
November 11, 2019
April 22, 2021
Gen MATSUSHIMA, Takeo KOMIYAMA, Hiroyuki YASUDA, Katsunori SHIMIZU
Abstract: The present invention relates to a polar group-containing olefin copolymer (A?) which is produced through polymerization using a transition metal catalyst, which has a weight-average molecular weight falling within a specific range and which contains a polar group-containing monomer within a specific range; a multinary polar olefin copolymer (A?) indispensably containing a polar monomer component that has a norbornene skeleton and a carboxyl group or an acid anhydride group and having three or more types of monomer units; and a resin composition (C) containing a specific amount of a polar group-containing olefin copolymer (A) and a specific amount of an olefin resin (B).
October 1, 2018
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April 13, 2021
JAPAN POLYETHYLENE CORPORATION, JAPAN POLYPROPYLENE CORPORATION
Abstract: Provided are a wavelength conversion member having high light extraction efficiency and excellent luminescence intensity and a light emitting device using the wavelength conversion member. A wavelength conversion member 1 containing a phosphor and having a plate-like shape includes a light entrance surface 1a and a light exit surface 1b opposite to the light entrance surface 1a, wherein Rain is 0.01 to 0.05 ?m and Raout?Rain is 0.01 to 0.2 ?m where Rain represents a surface roughness of the light entrance surface la and Raout represents a surface roughness of the light exit surface 1b.
Abstract: Provided is a manufacturing method for a thin phosphor glass plate by which a thin phosphor glass plate can be more certainly produced. A manufacturing method includes the steps of: preparing a phosphor glass base material 21 having a first principal surface 21a and a second principal surface 21b opposed to each other; placing the phosphor glass base material 21 on a stage 22 and fixing the second principal surface 21b onto the stage 22; and polishing the first principal surface 21a of the phosphor glass base material 21 with a polishing member 23 including an abrasive layer 24.
Abstract: A press-molding material includes discontinuous reinforcing fibers having an average fiber length of 3 mm to 100 mm, and a thermoplastic resin as a matrix. The press-molding material has a certain reference plane; at least one standable plane; and at least one self-laminatable region. A portion of the standable plane is included in the self-laminatable region.
Abstract: A multilayer piezoelectric ceramic is constituted by: piezoelectric ceramic layers which do not contain lead as a constituent element, have a perovskite compound expressed by the composition formula LixNayK1?x?yNbO3 (where 0.02<x?0.1, 0.02<x+y?1) as the primary component, and contain 0.2 to 3.0 mol of Li relative to 100 mol of the primary component; and internal electrode layers which are constituted by a metal that contains silver by 80 percent by mass or more; wherein the multilayer piezoelectric ceramic is such that Li compounds other than the primary component are localized therein. The multilayer piezoelectric element can offer excellent insulating property.
Abstract: A modified protein of a herpes simplex virus (HSV) envelope glycoprotein B (gB), in which at least one non-neutralizing antibody-inducing epitope (non-neutralizing epitope) present in domain IV and domain I of wild-type HSV gB is inactivated (de-epitoped).