Patents by Inventor Kazuhiro Miura

Kazuhiro Miura 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: 7914941
    Abstract: An electric power generation cell 1 is constituted by arranging a fuel electrode layer 4 on one side of a solid electrolyte layer 3 and an air electrode layer 2 on the other side of the solid electrolyte layer 3. The solid electrolyte layer 3 is constituted of an oxide ion conductor mainly composed of a lanthanum gallate based oxide. The fuel electrode layer 4 is constituted of a porous sintered compact having a highly dispersed network structure in which a skeletal structure formed of a consecutive array of metal grains is surrounded by mixed conductive oxide grains. For the air electrode layer 2, a porous sintered compact mainly composed of cobaltite is used. This configuration reduces the overpotentials of the respective electrodes and the IR loss of the solid electrolyte layer 3, and accordingly can actualize a solid oxide type fuel cell excellent in electric power generation efficiency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2011
    Assignees: The Kansai Electric Power Co., Japan Fine Ceramics Center, Mitsubishi Materials Corporation
    Inventors: Toru Inagaki, Hiroyuki Yoshida, Tsunehisa Sasaki, Kazuhiro Miura, Takehisa Fukui, Satoshi Ohara, Kei Hosoi, Koji Hoshino, Kazunori Adachi
  • Publication number: 20100128001
    Abstract: A touch panel and a method of producing the touch panel are provided in which a touch panel having a gap between two transparent substrates that is uniform in a plane can stably be obtained by setting a gap between the two transparent substrates in an area where a wiring substrate is disposed to a desired gap. A touch panel includes a pair of transparent substrates opposed to and away from each other and connection terminals provided on at least one of opposed surfaces of the pair of transparent substrates. A wiring substrate that is disposed between the pair of transparent substrates and has one surface electrically connected to the connection terminals and the other surface disposed away from one of the transparent substrates opposed to the other transparent substrate on which the connection terminals are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2009
    Publication date: May 27, 2010
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kiyohiro Kimura, Kazuhiro Miura
  • Publication number: 20100026648
    Abstract: A touch panel capable of decreasing concavity and convexity generated on the surface and a display unit including the same are provided. The touch panel includes: a first spacer layer on both side faces of a first wiring layer provided on a first transparent substrate; and a second wiring layer on both side faces of a second wiring layer provided on a second transparent substrate. The touch panel also includes a flexible printed circuit board in a gap between the first transparent substrate and the second transparent substrate and in a region including at least part of a region not provided with the adhesion layer in the region opposed to the first wiring layer, the second wiring layer, the first spacer layer, and the second spacer layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2009
    Publication date: February 4, 2010
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kiyohiro Kimura, Kazuhiro Miura, Harutoshi Oikawa, Osamu Sugawara, Toshinori Kadowaki
  • Publication number: 20100021792
    Abstract: An electric power generation cell 1 is constituted by arranging a fuel electrode layer 4 on one side of a solid electrolyte layer 3 and an air electrode layer 2 on the other side of the solid electrolyte layer 3. The solid electrolyte layer 3 is constituted of an oxide ion conductor mainly composed of a lanthanum gallate based oxide. The fuel electrode layer 4 is constituted of a porous sintered compact having a highly dispersed network structure in which a skeletal structure formed of a consecutive array of metal grains is surrounded by mixed conductive oxide grains. For the air electrode layer 2, a porous sintered compact mainly composed of cobaltite is used. This configuration reduces the overpotentials of the respective electrodes and the IR loss of the solid electrolyte layer 3, and accordingly can actualize a solid oxide type fuel cell excellent in electric power generation efficiency.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2009
    Publication date: January 28, 2010
    Inventors: Toru Inagaki, Hiroyuki Yoshida, Tsunehisa Sasaki, Kazuhiro Miura, Takehisa Fukui, Satoshi Ohara, Kei Hosoi, Koji Hoshino, Kazunori Adachi
  • Patent number: 7485678
    Abstract: An object is to provide a process for producing a carbon nanotube (CNT) reinforced composite material, wherein CNT is homogeneously dispersed in a resin to obtain the composite material having an excellent mechanical strength. Hydrophilic CNTs 12 are dispersed in a first solvent 11 to prepare a first dispersion liquid 13. The dispersion liquid 13 and a synthetic resin raw material 15 are added to a second solvent 14 and the resulting mixture is stirred to prepare a third dispersion liquid 17 where a second dispersion liquid 16 in which the synthetic resin raw material 15 is dissolved in the dispersion liquid 13 is dispersed in the solvent 14. The solvents 11 and 14 are removed from the dispersion liquid 17 to obtain a mixture of the hydrophilic CNTs 12 and the synthetic resin raw material 15. The mixture is molded to obtain the composite material in which the synthetic resin is reinforced with the hydrophilic CNTs 12.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2009
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Toshiyuki Ohashi, Keiichi Sato, Kazuhiro Miura
  • Patent number: 7101171
    Abstract: A resin ring 51 is press-fitted into a grove portion formed in an inner periphery surface of an interlocking ring 4. The resin ring 51 is made of a hard resin such as Teflon. The resin ring 51 as a low frictional lubricative member is interposed between the interlock ring 4 and an outer periphery ring 3. In addition, a cavity 6 as a closed space is formed between a stamper 1b as a molding surface of a fixed side mirror 1 and a mirror side molding surface 2b of a moving side mirror 2. While the moving side mirror 2 is being press-contracted to the fixed side mirror 1, when a resin material is filled into the cavity 6, the outer periphery ring 3 is slidably held in a groove of the moving side mirror 2 with predetermined clearances. In the interlock ring 4, a plurality of openings 4a which relieve gas produced by the disc resin material filled into the cavity 6 are formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2006
    Assignee: Sony Disc & Digital Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Osamu Matsuura, Kazuhiro Miura, Hideaki Yoshimura, Shinsuke Kishi
  • Publication number: 20060058443
    Abstract: An object is to provide a process for producing a carbon nanotube (CNT) reinforced composite material, wherein CNT is homogeneously dispersed in a resin to obtain the composite material having an excellent mechanical strength. Hydrophilic CNTs 12 are dispersed in a first solvent 11 to prepare a first dispersion liquid 13. The dispersion liquid 13 and a synthetic resin raw material 15 are added to a second solvent 14 and the resulting mixture is stirred to prepare a third dispersion liquid 17 where a second dispersion liquid 16 in which the synthetic resin raw material 15 is dissolved in the dispersion liquid 13 is dispersed in the solvent 14. The solvents 11 and 14 are removed from the dispersion liquid 17 to obtain a mixture of the hydrophilic CNTs 12 and the synthetic resin raw material 15. The mixture is molded to obtain the composite material in which the synthetic resin is reinforced with the hydrophilic CNTs 12.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2005
    Publication date: March 16, 2006
    Applicant: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Toshiyuki Ohashi, Keiichi Sato, Kazuhiro Miura
  • Publication number: 20050064277
    Abstract: An electric power generation cell 1 is constituted by arranging a fuel electrode layer 4 on one side of a solid electrolyte layer 3 and an air electrode layer 2 on the other side of the solid electrolyte layer 3. The solid electrolyte layer 3 is constituted of an oxide ion conductor mainly composed of a lanthanum gallate based oxide. The fuel electrode layer 4 is constituted of a porous sintered compact having a highly dispersed network structure in which a skeletal structure formed of a consecutive array of metal grains is surrounded by mixed conductive oxide grains. For the air electrode layer 2, a porous sintered compact mainly composed of cobaltite is used. This configuration reduces the overpotentials of the respective electrodes and the IR loss of the solid electrolyte layer 3, and accordingly can actualize a solid oxide type fuel cell excellent in electric power generation efficiency.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2004
    Publication date: March 24, 2005
    Inventors: Toru Inagaki, Hiroyuki Yoshida, Tsunehisa Sasaki, Kazuhiro Miura, Takehisa Fukui, Satoshi Ohara, Kei Hosoi, Koji Hoshino, Kazunori Adachi
  • Patent number: 6866500
    Abstract: A clamping apparatus includes a fixed die plate (21) fixed to a frame (26), four tie rods (23), (24) extending in the horizontal direction and respectively fixed to the fixed die plate (21) in parallel to each other, a moving die plate (22) supported to the four tie rods (23), (24) so that the moving die plate (22) can slide freely and a clamping mechanism for moving the moving die plate (22) forward and backward along the four tie rods (23), (24). This clamping apparatus comprises a guide mechanism (25) for downwardly or upwardly supporting the moving die plate (22) and which allows the moving die plate (22) to move in the opposite direction of gravitation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2005
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Shinsuke Kishi, Kazuhiro Miura, Osamu Matsuura
  • Patent number: 6846375
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method of manufacturing a low-temperature sintering multilayer ceramic wiring board comprising the steps of: forming a wiring layer by printing conductive paste (4) on an unfired green sheet (1); forming a laminate by laminating, on at least one side of a ceramic substrate, the unfired green sheet having the wiring layer; and firing the laminate. The present invention also provides paste for use with this method. In the firing step, after an adhesive layer (8) or binder resin in said green sheet used for lamination burns, glass ceramic in the green sheet starts to sinter, and upon or after the start of sintering of the glass ceramic, conductive particles in the conductive paste starts to sinter. This manufacturing method can provide an precise wiring board without pattern deformation and also provide a low-temperature ceramic multilayer wiring board that has no cracks in the glass ceramic on the periphery of electrodes and has electrodes of a dense film structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2005
    Assignee: Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masaaki Hayama, Kazuhiro Miura, Akira Hashimoto, Takeo Yasuho
  • Publication number: 20030147990
    Abstract: A resin ring 51 is press-fitted into a grove portion formed in an inner periphery surface of an interlocking ring 4. The resin ring 51 is made of a hard resin such as Teflon. The resin ring 51 as a low frictional lubricative member is interposed between the interlock ring 4 and an outer periphery ring 3. In addition, a cavity 6 as a closed space is formed between a stamper 1b as a molding surface of a fixed side mirror 1 and a mirror side molding surface 2b of a moving side mirror 2. While the moving side mirror 2 is being press-contracted to the fixed side mirror 1, when a resin material is filled into the cavity 6, the outer periphery ring 3 is slidably held in a groove of the moving side mirror 2 with predetermined clearances. In the interlock ring 4, a plurality of openings 4a which relieve gas produced by the disc resin material filled into the cavity 6 are formed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2002
    Publication date: August 7, 2003
    Inventors: Osamu Matsuura, Kazuhiro Miura, Hideaki Yoshimura, Shinsuke Kishi
  • Publication number: 20030082260
    Abstract: A clamping apparatus includes a fixed die plate (21) fixed to a frame (26) , four tie rods (23), (24) extending in the horizontal direction and respectiely fixed to the fixed die plate (21) in parallel to each other, a moving die plate (22) supported to the four tie rods (23), (24) so that the moving die plate (22) can slide freely and a clamping mechanism for moving the moving die plate (22) forward and backward along the four tie rods (23), (24) . This clamping apparatus comprises a guide mechanism (25) for downwardly or upwardly supporting the moving die plate (22) and which allows the moving die plate (22) to move in the opposite direction of gravitation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2002
    Publication date: May 1, 2003
    Inventors: Shinsuke Kishi, Kazuhiro Miura, Osamu Matsuura
  • Patent number: 6514364
    Abstract: The conductive particles can be sintered without being influenced by softening and removing of the adhesive layer. As a result, a wiring pattern of high precision can be formed without causing deformation of conductive pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 1999
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2003
    Assignee: Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Miura, Yoshihisa Takase, Masaaki Hayama, Eiji Kawamoto, Yuji Yagi
  • Publication number: 20030019563
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method of manufacturing a low-temperature sintering multilayer ceramic wiring board comprising the steps of: forming a wiring layer by printing conductive paste (4) on an unfired green sheet (1); forming a laminate by laminating, on at least one side of a ceramic substrate, the unfired green sheet having the wiring layer; and firing the laminate. The present invention also provides paste for use with this method. In the firing step, after an adhesive layer (8) or binder resin in said green sheet used for lamination burns, glass ceramic in the green sheet starts to sinter, and upon or after the start of sintering of the glass ceramic, conductive particles in the conductive paste starts to sinter. This manufacturing method can provide an precise wiring board without pattern deformation and also provide a low-temperature ceramic multilayer wiring board that has no cracks in the glass ceramic on the periphery of electrodes and has electrodes of a dense film structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2002
    Publication date: January 30, 2003
    Inventors: Masaaki Hayama, Kazuhiro Miura, Akira Hashimoto, Takeo Yasuho
  • Publication number: 20020056509
    Abstract: The conductive particles can be sintered without being influenced by softening and removing of the adhesive layer. As a result, a wiring pattern of high precision can be formed without causing deformation of conductive pattern.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 1999
    Publication date: May 16, 2002
    Inventors: KAZUHIRO MIURA, YOSHIHISA TAKASE, MASAAKI HAYAMA, EIJI KAWAMOTO, YUJI YAGI
  • Patent number: 6372158
    Abstract: A paste of the present invention comprises a precious metal organic acid salt added to precious metal powder as a precious metal component of the conductive paste. The base metal organic acid salts are also used instead of base metal components in the inorganic binders to exclude particles with larger diameters from the conductive paste. The conductive paste of the present invention allows the lumps in the paste caused by the insufficient dispersion to be 10 &mgr;m &PHgr; or less, thereby remarkably reducing the screen blockage during screen printing of wiring pattern of 100 &mgr;m or less in width.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2002
    Assignee: Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Akira Hashimoto, Takeo Yasuho, Masaaki Hayama, Kazuhiro Miura
  • Patent number: 6347584
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing electronic components using intaglio transfer printing for improving printing yield. Intaglio 1 having a dual releasing layer structure is used. In this structure, first releasing layer 2 is formed on the surface of intaglio 1 by chemical absorption, and second releasing layer 3 is formed on the first releasing layer by physical adsorption. This structure allows intaglio 1 to have stable releasing ability, thereby improving the printing yield. In addition, because second releasing layer 3 can be added as required, the printing yield is not decreased even when the intaglio is repeatedly used for printing. Furthermore, the dual releasing layer structure can improve durability of the releasing ability of intaglio 1. As a result, patterns for electronic components can be formed on substrates at an excellent yield.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2002
    Assignee: Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Eiji Kawamoto, Kazuhiro Miura, Masaaki Hayama, Yoshihisa Takase
  • Patent number: 6141847
    Abstract: A ceramic substrate 1 made of magnetic substance on which an inductor 2 is formed is prepared. A ceramic substrate 3 made of dielectric substance on which a capacitor 4 is formed is also prepared. An intermediate layer 5 made of lass paste is printed on the inductor 2 and the capacitor 4. After debinding the substrates 1 and 3 independently, both the substrates are filed with the intermediate layer 5 therebetween so that both the substrates may be glued and integrated. As such, because the debinding process is provided before filing, less gas is generated in firing, and as a result, voids are restrained from occurring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 1997
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2000
    Assignee: Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masayuki Mizuno, Masaaki Hayama, Kazuhiro Miura, Noboru Mori, Akira Hashimoto, Mitsuteru Yamada
  • Patent number: 6129849
    Abstract: In treatment of water by injection of ozone into the water for removal of harmful matters, odor matters, and color matters therein, either or both of a nonyl phenol and a cresol are added to the water to be treated. The nonyl phenol is added together with a lower alcohol or acetone to the water to be treated. The cresol is added together with a lower alcohol or acetone to the water to be treated. A p-nonyl phenol is added as the nonyl phenol for treatment. As the cresol for addition, a p-cresol is added. As the nonyl phenol for addition, a nonyl phenol is used such that two molecular weights of 220 and 107 are detected when measured by either or both of gas chromatography and mass spectrometry. By the above treatment, the decomposition reaction of ozone can be accelerated, and thereby it becomes possible to accelerate the oxidative decomposition reaction of organic matters, the amount of ozone required for the decomposition of harmful matters can be reduced with the decomposition time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2000
    Assignees: Kansai Electric Power Co., Inc., Kansai Environmental Engineering Center Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Motonobu Yoshikawa, Akira Murai, Ikuo Kouno, Kazuhiro Miura
  • Patent number: 5688441
    Abstract: A conductive paste includes inorganic material powders containing conductive powders and glass powders, an organic vehicle containing an organic binder and an organic solvent, and a metal organic compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 1995
    Date of Patent: November 18, 1997
    Assignee: Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Minehiro Itagaki, Yoshihiro Bessho, Satoru Yuhaku, Yasuhiko Hakotani, Kazuhiro Miura, Kazuyuki Okano