Patents by Inventor Kazuhiro Fukada

Kazuhiro Fukada 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: 20210030037
    Abstract: A D-psicose-containing sweetener with the modification of the taste of D-psicose includes D-psicose, a sugar alcohol and/or a high intensity sweetener, preferably containing D-psicose as the main component, particularly a low-calorie sweetener and/or a sweetener giving refreshing feel in the oral cavity, as well as foods and drinks obtained by using the D-psicose-containing sweetener with the modification of the taste of D-psicose, and other products given with sweetness. The sugar alcohol is one or more sugar alcohols selected from the group consisting of sorbitol, mannitol, lactitol, maltitol, xylitol and erythritol, while the high intensity sweetener is one or more high intensity sweeteners as selected from aspartame, acesulfame K, sodium cyclamate, sodium saccharin, Sucralose (under trade name), stevia sweetener, dulcin, taumatin, neotame and monellin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2020
    Publication date: February 4, 2021
    Applicants: MATSUTANI CHEMICAL INDUSTRY CO., LTD., NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION KAGAWA UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Hideki Fujihara, Kazuhiro Okuma, Tetsuo Iida, Ken Izumori, Masaaki Tokuda, Kazuhiro Fukada
  • Patent number: 10869494
    Abstract: Providing a D-psicose-containing sweetener with the modification of the taste of D-psicose, comprising D-psicose, a sugar alcohol and/or a high intensity sweetener, preferably containing D-psicose as the main component, particularly a low-calorie sweetener and/or a sweetener giving refreshing feel in the oral cavity, as well as foods and drinks obtained by using the D-psicose-containing sweetener with the modification of the taste of D-psicose, and other products given with sweetness. The sugar alcohol is one or more sugar alcohols selected from the group consisting of sorbitol, mannitol, lactitol, maltitol, xylitol and erythritol, while the high intensity sweetener is one or more high intensity sweeteners as selected from aspartame, acesulfame K, sodium cyclamate, sodium saccharin, Sucralose (under trade name), stevia sweetener, dulcin, taumatin, neotame and monellin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: MATSUTANI CHEMICAL INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hideki Fujihara, Kazuhiro Okuma, Tetsuo Iida, Ken Izumori, Masaaki Tokuda, Kazuhiro Fukada
  • Patent number: 10784120
    Abstract: A laminate by using a paste or solution containing aliphatic polycarbonates having an etching mask function is provided. A method of producing a laminate of the present invention includes a pattern forming step of forming a pattern 80 of a first oxide precursor layer in which a compound of metal to be oxidized into a metal oxide is dispersed in a solution containing a binder (possibly including inevitable impurities) made of aliphatic polycarbonates on an oxide layer 44 or on the second oxide precursor layer to be oxidized into the oxide layer 44; an etching step of, after the pattern forming step, etching the oxide layer 44 or the second oxide precursor layer that is not protected by the pattern 80; and a heating step of, after the etching step, heating the oxide layer 44 or the second oxide precursor layer, and the first oxide precursor layer to a temperature at which the binder is decomposed or higher.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignees: JAPAN ADVANCED INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, SUMITOMO SEIKA CHEMICALS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Satoshi Inoue, Tatsuya Shimoda, Kazuhiro Fukada, Kiyoshi Nishioka
  • Patent number: 10634996
    Abstract: [Problem] Provided is a composite member which can contribute to simple formation and/or increased quality of fine wiring. [Solution] A composite member 100 according to one embodiment of the present invention includes a base material, an aliphatic polycarbonate-containing layer with multiple island-shaped portions arranged on the base material, and a metal ink, wherein at least a surface of the aliphatic polycarbonate-containing layer with multiple island-shaped portions has a contact angle of 50° or more between pure water and the surface when exposed to ultraviolet light including a wavelength of 180 nm or more and 370 nm or less for 15 minutes, and the metal ink is arranged on the base material at at least a portion of a region sandwiched by the precursor layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignees: JAPAN ADVANCED INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, SUMITOMO SEIKA CHEMICALS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Satoshi Inoue, Tatsuya Shimoda, Kazuhiro Fukada, Kiyoshi Nishioka, Masahiro Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20200027743
    Abstract: The etching mask 80 for screen printing according to one embodiment of the present invention includes aliphatic polycarbonate. Further, the method of producing an oxide layer (the channel 44) according to one embodiment of the present invention includes: an etching-mask forming step of forming a pattern of the etching mask 80 including aliphatic polycarbonate; a contact step of, after the etching-mask forming step, contacting the oxide layer with a solution for dissolving a portion of the oxide layer (the channel 44) which is not protected by the etching mask 80; and a heating step of, after the contact step, heating the oxide layer (the channel 44) and the etching mask 80 to or above a temperature at which the etching mask 80 is decomposed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2019
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Inventors: Satoshi INOUE, Tatsuya SHIMODA, Kazuhiro FUKADA, Kiyoshi NISHIOKA, Nobutaka FUJIMOTO, Masahiro SUZUKI
  • Patent number: 10400336
    Abstract: An aliphatic polycarbonate, an oxide precursor, and an oxide layer are provided, which are capable of controlling stringiness, when a thin film that can be employed for an electronic device or a semiconductor element is formed by a printing method. In an oxide precursor of the present invention, a compound of metal to be oxidized into a metal oxide is dispersed in a solution containing a binder (possibly including inevitable impurities) made of aliphatic polycarbonates, and an aliphatic polycarbonate having a molecular weight of 6000 or more and 400000 or less constitutes 80% by mass or more of all the aliphatic polycarbonates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignees: JAPAN ADVANCED INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, SUMITOMO SEIKA CHEMICALS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tatsuya Shimoda, Satoshi Inoue, Kazuhiro Fukada, Kiyoshi Nishioka, Nobutaka Fujimoto, Masahiro Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20190088501
    Abstract: A laminate by using a paste or solution containing aliphatic polycarbonates having an etching mask function is provided. A method of producing a laminate of the present invention includes a pattern forming step of forming a pattern 80 of a first oxide precursor layer in which a compound of metal to be oxidized into a metal oxide is dispersed in a solution containing a binder (possibly including inevitable impurities) made of aliphatic polycarbonates on an oxide layer 44 or on the second oxide precursor layer to be oxidized into the oxide layer 44; an etching step of, after the pattern forming step, etching the oxide layer 44 or the second oxide precursor layer that is not protected by the pattern 80; and a heating step of, after the etching step, heating the oxide layer 44 or the second oxide precursor layer, and the first oxide precursor layer to a temperature at which the binder is decomposed or higher.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Inventors: Satoshi INOUE, Tatsuya SHIMODA, Kazuhiro FUKADA, Kiyoshi NISHIOKA
  • Publication number: 20190041744
    Abstract: [Problem] Provided is a composite member which can contribute to simple formation and/or increased quality of fine wiring. [Solution] A composite member 100 according to one embodiment of the present invention includes a base material, an aliphatic polycarbonate-containing layer with multiple island-shaped portions arranged on the base material, and a metal ink, wherein at least a surface of the aliphatic polycarbonate-containing layer with multiple island-shaped portions has a contact angle of 50° or more between pure water and the surface when exposed to ultraviolet light including a wavelength of 180 nm or more and 370 nm or less for 15 minutes, and the metal ink is arranged on the base material at at least a portion of a region sandwiched by the precursor layers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2016
    Publication date: February 7, 2019
    Inventors: Satoshi INOUE, Tatsuya SHIMODA, Kazuhiro FUKADA, Kiyoshi NISHIOKA, Masahiro SUZUKI
  • Publication number: 20180096853
    Abstract: The etching mask 80 for screen printing according to one embodiment of the present invention includes aliphatic polycarbonate. Further, the method of producing an oxide layer (the channel 44) according to one embodiment of the present invention includes: an etching-mask forming step of forming a pattern of the etching mask 80 including aliphatic polycarbonate; a contact step of, after the etching-mask forming step, contacting the oxide layer with a solution for dissolving a portion of the oxide layer (the channel 44) which is not protected by the etching mask 80; and a heating step of, after the contact step, heating the oxide layer (the channel 44) and the etching mask 80 to or above a temperature at which the etching mask 80 is decomposed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2016
    Publication date: April 5, 2018
    Inventors: Satoshi INOUE, Tatsuya SHIMODA, Kazuhiro FUKADA, Kiyoshi NISHIOKA, Nobutaka FUJIMOTO, Masahiro SUZUKI
  • Publication number: 20170335461
    Abstract: An aliphatic polycarbonate, an oxide precursor, and an oxide layer are provided, which are capable of controlling stringiness, when a thin film that can be employed for an electronic device or a semiconductor element is formed by a printing method. In an oxide precursor of the present invention, a compound of metal to be oxidized into a metal oxide is dispersed in a solution containing a binder (possibly including inevitable impurities) made of aliphatic polycarbonates, and an aliphatic polycarbonate having a molecular weight of 6000 or more and 400000 or less constitutes 80% by mass or more of all the aliphatic polycarbonates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2015
    Publication date: November 23, 2017
    Inventors: Tatsuya SHIMODA, Satoshi INOUE, Kazuhiro FUKADA, Kiyoshi NISHIOKA, Nobutaka FUJIMOTO, Masahiro SUZUKI
  • Patent number: 5988875
    Abstract: A method of simultaneously measuring thermal conductivity and heat capacity of a fluid, using a heat conduction calorimeter having a reference fluid in a first cell and a sample fluid in a second cell includes the steps of calibrating the calorimeter using a standard fluid having known thermal conductivity and heat capacity over a range of temperatures and the reference fluid to determine a set of sensitivity parameters, {a.sub.n.sup.ij }, of the calorimeter, wherein the a.sub.n.sup.ij are functions of the calorimeter, temperature and the reference fluid; applying a square wave heat pulse to the calorimeter containing said sample fluid and said reference fluid; measuring the thermal response curve to the square wave heat pulse, wherein the thermal response curve is a function of time, temperature of the measurement, thermal properties of the sample fluid, and thermal properties of the reference fluid; reducing the response curve to a set of discrete characteristic parameters, {p.sub.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 1997
    Date of Patent: November 23, 1999
    Assignee: The United States of America as respresented by the Department of Health and Human Services
    Inventors: Norman Gershfeld, Courtney Mudd, Albert Jin, Kazuhiro Fukada