Patents by Inventor Kazuaki Inoue

Kazuaki Inoue 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: 10636914
    Abstract: A crystalline oxide semiconductor thin film that is composed mainly of indium oxide and comprises surface crystal grains having a single crystal orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: IDEMITSU KOSAN CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuyoshi Inoue, Futoshi Utsuno, Yuki Tsuruma, Shigekazu Tomai, Kazuaki Ebata
  • Patent number: 10626133
    Abstract: To provide an electrochromic compound, represented by the following general formula where X1, X2, X3, X4, X5, X6, X7 and X8 are each independently a hydrogen atom or a monovalent substituent; R1 and R2 are each independently a monovalent substituent; A? and B? are each independently a monovalent anion; and Y is represented by the following general formula (II) or (III): where X9, X10, X11, X12, X13, X14, X15, X16, X17, and X18 are each independently a hydrogen atom or a monovalent substituent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Toshiya Sagisaka, Hiroyuki Takahashi, Takashi Okada, Shigenobu Hirano, Tohru Yashiro, Koh Fujimura, Yoshihisa Naijo, Yoshinori Okada, Kazuaki Tsuji, Sukchan Kim, Keiichiroh Yutani, Tamotsu Horiuchi, Mamiko Inoue
  • Publication number: 20200103718
    Abstract: Provided is an electrochromic display device including a pair of supporting substrates facing each other, a pair of electrodes each disposed on the supporting substrate and facing each other, an electrochromic display layer disposed in contact with at least one of the pair of the electrodes, and an electrolyte layer disposed between the pair of the electrode, wherein the electrochromic display layer includes a plurality of electrochromic layers exhibiting mutually different coloring colors, and the plurality of the electrochromic layers are laminated on the electrode at least in a partial area of the electrode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2018
    Publication date: April 2, 2020
    Inventors: Yoshinori OKADA, Keigo TAKAUJI, Satoshi YAMAMOTO, Daisuke GOTO, Toshiya SAGISAKA, Masato SHINODA, Kazuaki TSUJI, Fuminari KANEKO, Tohru YASHIRO, Mamiko INOUE, Yuto MATSUOKA, Naoki URA
  • Publication number: 20200089477
    Abstract: A method includes identifying a code portion that accesses a primitive value in a user-defined function included in a user program, converting the code portion and an argument in a manner to directly reference an internal data representation of the user program, and generating a code for calling the user-defined function converted by the conversion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2019
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Inventors: Hiroshi Inoue, Kazuaki Ishizaki, Jan M. Wroblewski, Moriyoshi Ohara
  • Patent number: 10585647
    Abstract: A method includes identifying a code portion that accesses a primitive value in a user-defined function included in a user program, converting the code portion and an argument in a manner to directly reference an internal data representation of the user program, and generating a code for calling the user-defined function converted by the conversion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroshi Inoue, Kazuaki Ishizaki, Jan M. Wroblewski, Moriyoshi Ohara
  • Patent number: 10559923
    Abstract: An electrical connection device includes a first connector (C1) having a first housing (10), a second connector (C2) having a second housing (20) for receiving the insertion of the first housing (10), and a connection detecting tool (30). The first housing (10) includes a housing body (12), a lock (14) having a tool restraining portion (14d) and a displacement restricting portion (16) for blocking an insertion allowing displacement of the lock (14). The connection detecting tool (30) is held at an operating position to resiliently deform the displacement restricting portion (16) to allow the insertion allowing displacement. The tool restraining portion (14d) restrains the connection detecting tool (30) at the operating position so as not to be separable while allowing the separation of the connection detecting tool (30) from the operating position as the lock (14) resiliently returns to a lock position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignees: AutoNetworks Technologies, Ltd., Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd., Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tetsuya Miyamura, Masaaki Tabata, Yasuo Omori, Hajime Matsui, Kazuaki Takeda, Takuya Inoue
  • Publication number: 20180105428
    Abstract: A subject of this invention is to provide a dispersion liquid of a silica-based composite particle, which can rapidly polish silica film, Si wafer or even hard-to-process material, can concurrently achieve high surface accuracy (less scratches, etc.), and can suitably be used for surface polishing of semiconductor devices including semiconductor substrate and wiring board, by virtue of its impurity-free nature. The subject is solved by a dispersion liquid of a silica-based composite particle that contains a silica-based composite particle that has a core particle mainly composed of amorphous silica, and bound thereto a ceria particle mainly composed of crystalline ceria, further has a silica film that covers them.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Publication date: April 19, 2018
    Inventors: Yuji Tawarazako, Yoshinori Wakamiya, Shingo Kashiwada, Kazuaki Inoue, Kazuhiro Nakayama, Michio Komatsu
  • Patent number: 8187351
    Abstract: The present invention provides a sol of spinous inorganic oxide particles not containing coarse particles, in which particles having extremely homogeneous particles are dispersed in a solvent. An acidic silicic acid is added to a dispersion liquid of core particles to grow core particles, and then again the acidic silicic acid is added at the addition rate 1.2 to 1.8 higher than that in the previous step to prepare a sol of spinous inorganic oxide particles. Then the sol is subjected to centrifugation to remove coarse particles having the diameter of 800 nm or more, thus spinous inorganic oxide particles having peculiar form such as a spinous one being obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Assignee: JGC Catalysts and Chemicals Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Nakayama, Mami Tokunaga, Akira Nakashima, Kazuaki Inoue, Osamu Yoshida, Yoshinori Wakamiya, Hiroyasu Nishida
  • Patent number: 8118898
    Abstract: The present invention provides a sol of spinous silica-based particles in which silica-based particles having peculiar forms, spinous forms are dispersed in a solvent. The spinous silica-based particles have verrucous projections formed on surfaces of spherical silica-based particles. In the spinous particles, a value of the surface roughness (SA1/SA2, SA1 indicating a specific surface area measured by the BET method or the Sears method and SA2 indicating a specific surface area converted from an average particle diameter (D2) measured by the image analysis method) is in the range from 1.7 to 10. Furthermore the average diameter (D2) measured by the image analysis method is in the range from 7 to 150 nm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2012
    Assignee: JGC Catalysts and Chemicals Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshinori Wakamiya, Hiroyasu Nishida, Yuji Tawarazako, Kazuaki Inoue, Osamu Yoshida, Akira Nakashima
  • Patent number: 7901652
    Abstract: Porous silica-based particles with relatively larger average diameter of 1 micron or more and a low particle density are prepared. The method includes the steps of (a) preparing two-layer separated liquid including an organic silicon compound layer and a water layer, then adding an organic solvent, an alkali, and a surfactant into the water layer while agitating at least the water layer so that the organic silicon compound layer and the water layer are not completely mixed with each other, further hydrolyzing and/or partial hydrolyzing the organic silicon compound in the mixed aqueous solution to prepare silica-based particle precursors, (b) adding sodium aluminate into the mixed aqueous solution containing the silica-based particle precursors and then preparing silica-based particles having pores, cavities or voids inside the particles, and (c) washing and drying the silica-based particles. The particles are useful for various applications such as microcapsules, adsorbents, catalysts, and so on.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2011
    Assignee: JGC Catalysts and Chemicals Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuaki Inoue, Kazuhiro Nakayama, Akira Nakashima
  • Publication number: 20080160276
    Abstract: Provided is a method of producing porous silica-based particles with the relatively larger average diameter of 1 micron or more and also having a low particle density. The method comprises the steps of (a) preparing two-layer separated liquid consisting of an organic silicon compound layer and a water layer, then adding an organic solvent, an alkali, and a surfactant into the water layer while agitating at least the water layer so that the organic silicon compound layer and the water layer are not completely mixed with each other, further hydrolyzing and/or partial hydrolyzing the organic silicon compound in the mixed aqueous solution to prepare silica-based particle precursors, (b) adding sodium aluminate into the mixed aqueous solution containing the silica-based particle precursors and then preparing silica-based particles having pores, cavities or voids inside the particles, and (c) washing and drying the silica-based particles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2005
    Publication date: July 3, 2008
    Applicant: CATALYSTS & CHEMICALS INDUSTRIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuaki Inoue, Kazuhiro Nakayama, Akira Nakashima
  • Publication number: 20080131571
    Abstract: The present invention provides a sol of spinous inorganic oxide particles not containing coarse particles, in which particles having extremely homogeneous particles are dispersed in a solvent. An acidic silicic acid is added to a dispersion liquid of core particles to grow core particles, and then again the acidic silicic acid is added at the addition rate 1.2 to 1.8 higher than that in the previous step to prepare a sol of spinous inorganic oxide particles. Then the sol is subjected to centrifugation to remove coarse particles having the diameter of 800 nm or more, thus spinous inorganic oxide particles having peculiar form such as a spinous one being obtained.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2007
    Publication date: June 5, 2008
    Applicant: CATALYSTS& CHEMICALS INDUSTRIES CO., LTD
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Nakayama, Mami Tokunaga, Akira Nakashima, Kazuaki Inoue, Osamu Yoshida, Yoshinori Wakamiya, Hiroyasu Nishida
  • Publication number: 20080086951
    Abstract: The present invention provides a sol of spinous silica-based particles in which silica-based particles having peculiar forms, spinous forms are dispersed in a solvent. The spinous silica-based particles have verrucous projections formed on surfaces of spherical silica-based particles. In the spinous particles, a value of the surface roughness (SA1/SA2, SA1 indicating a specific surface area measured by the BET method or the Sears method and SA2 indicating a specific surface area converted from an average particle diameter (D2) measured by the image analysis method) is in the range from 1.7 to 10. Furthermore the average diameter (D2) measured by the image analysis method is in the range from 7 to 150 nm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2007
    Publication date: April 17, 2008
    Applicant: CATALYSTS & CHEMICALS INDUSTRIES CO., LTD
    Inventors: Yoshinori Wakamiya, Hiroyasu Nishida, Yuji Tawarazako, Kazuaki Inoue, Osamu Yoshida, Akira Nakashima
  • Patent number: 7112739
    Abstract: An electronic percussion instrument modifies the effect applied to note generated in response to a strike based on the intensity of the strike. A plurality of patches are stored in the waveform memory. Each patch includes settings for the effects applied to each pad of the instrument. The patch also includes a setting indicating whether the parameters of the effects applied to the pads are to be modified in accordance with strike intensity. Subsequently, during performance, when a strike is detected the intensity of the strike is used to determine whether the parameters of the effect applied to the note are to be modified, and if so the parameters are modified in correspondence to the intensity of the strike. This allows the performer to easily modify the effect applied to the notes of the percussion instrument during performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2006
    Assignee: Roland Corporaton
    Inventors: Chiharu Mori, Kazuaki Inoue
  • Patent number: 7078610
    Abstract: An electronic percussion instrument samples an input waveform. An unused waveform number may be automatically assigned to the sampled waveform upon sampling or when a user-specified waveform number is already in use for another waveform. Musical time parameters for the input waveform may be specified in advance of sampling, and an endpoint for the sampled waveform may be automatically set in response to a stop sampling command so that length of the waveform is a whole number of musical time units such as bars or beats. The endpoint of the sampled waveform may be set to the beginning or the end of the musical time unit during which the stop command is received, depending on the time at which the stop command is received. The sampled waveform may be edited by manually moving the starting point by a specified amount and automatically moving the end point by a corresponding amount, by changing the specified tempo of the waveform, or by specifying a different number of musical time units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2006
    Assignee: Roland Corporation
    Inventors: Chiharu Mori, Kazuaki Inoue
  • Publication number: 20040255765
    Abstract: An electronic percussion instrument modifies the effect applied to note generated in response to a strike based on the intensity of the strike. A plurality of patches are stored in the waveform memory. Each patch includes settings for the effects applied to each pad of the instrument. The patch also includes a setting indicating whether the parameters of the effects applied to the pads are to be modified in accordance with strike intensity. Subsequently, during performance, when a strike is detected the intensity of the strike is used to determine whether the parameters of the effect applied to the note are to be modified, and if so the parameters are modified in correspondence to the intensity of the strike. This allows the performer to easily modify the effect applied to the notes of the percussion instrument during performance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2004
    Publication date: December 23, 2004
    Applicant: Roland Corporation
    Inventors: Chiharu Mori, Kazuaki Inoue
  • Publication number: 20040255764
    Abstract: An electronic percussion instrument samples an input waveform. An unused waveform number may be automatically assigned to the sampled waveform upon sampling or when a user-specified waveform number is already in use for another waveform. Musical time parameters for the input waveform may be specified in advance of sampling, and an endpoint for the sampled waveform may be automatically set in response to a stop sampling command so that length of the waveform is a whole number of musical time units such as bars or beats. The endpoint of the sampled waveform may be set to the beginning or the end of the musical time unit during which the stop command is received, depending on the time at which the stop command is received. The sampled waveform may be edited by manually moving the starting point by a specified amount and automatically moving the end point by a corresponding amount, by changing the specified tempo of the waveform, or by specifying a different number of musical time units.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2004
    Publication date: December 23, 2004
    Applicant: ROLAND CORPORATION
    Inventors: Chiharu Mori, Kazuaki Inoue
  • Patent number: 6455154
    Abstract: A coating liquid for forming porous silica coating, comprising a product of reaction between a short fiber silica and a hydrolyzate of an alkoxysilane of the formula XnSi(OR)4-n or a halogenated silane of the formula XnSiX′4-n (in the formula, X represents a hydrogen atom, a fluorine atom, an alkyl group having 1 to 8 carbon atoms, an aryl group or a vinyl group; R represents a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group having 1 to 8 carbon atoms, an aryl group or a vinyl group; X′ represents a chlorine atom or a bromine atom; and n is an integer of 0 to 3). A coated substrate comprising a porous silica coating film formed from the above coating liquid for forming porous silica coating. A short fiber silica having an average diameter (D) of 10 to 30 nm, a length (L) of 30 to 100 nm and an aspect ratio (L/D) of 3 to 10.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2002
    Assignee: Catallysts & Chemicals Industries Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Akira Nakashima, Kazuaki Inoue, Ryo Muraguchi, Michio Komatsu
  • Patent number: 6090446
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method of forming on a substrate a particle layer highly adherent to the substrate, which comprises the steps of spreading a dispersion (I) comprising a dispersing medium and, dispersed therein, solid particles being surface treated with a compound acting as a binder on a liquid (II) having a specific gravity higher than that of the dispersing medium, said liquid (II) being immiscible with the dispersing medium, subsequently removing the dispersing medium from the dispersion (I) to thereby arrange the solid particles on the liquid (II) so that a particle layer is formed on the liquid (II) and thereafter transferring the particle layer onto a substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 1996
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2000
    Assignee: Catalysts & Chemicals Industries Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Akira Nakashima, Michio Komatsu, Kenji Ohno, Kuniharu Teramoto, Kazuaki Inoue
  • Patent number: 6083314
    Abstract: A coating liquid for forming porous silica coating, comprising a product of reaction between a short fiber silica and a hydrolyzate of an alkoxysilane of the formula X.sub.n Si(OR).sub.4-n or a halogenated silane of the formula X.sub.n SiX'.sub.4-n (in the formula, X represents a hydrogen atom, a fluorine atom, an alkyl group having 1 to 8 carbon atoms, an aryl group or a vinyl group; R represents a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group having 1 to 8 carbon atoms, an aryl group or a vinyl group; X' represents a chlorine atom or a bromine atom; and n is an integer of 0 to 3). A coated substrate comprising a porous silica coating film formed from the above coating liquid for forming porous silica coating. A short fiber silica having an average diameter (D) of 10 to 30 nm, a length (L) of 30 to 100 nm and an aspect ratio (L/D) of 3 to 10.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 1998
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2000
    Assignee: Catalysts & Chemicals Industries Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Akira Nakashima, Kazuaki Inoue, Ryo Muraguchi, Michio Komatsu