Patents by Inventor Kazuto Yamagata

Kazuto Yamagata 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: 10816164
    Abstract: A lamp reflector (10a) includes a mirror surface (11) and a laminate (12a). The mirror surface (11) is a surface for reflecting light from a light source (30) to guide the light in a predetermined direction. The laminate (12a) covers at least a part of the mirror surface (11) to absorb an electromagnetic wave having a specific frequency of 20 GHz to 90 GHz. The laminate (12a) allows the light from the light source (30) to transmit therethrough toward the mirror surface (11).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: NITTO DENKO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroichi Ukei, Takehiro Ui, Ryosuke Aoki, Hironobu Machinaga, Kazuto Yamagata, Yuuki Takeda
  • Publication number: 20200214181
    Abstract: An electromagnetic wave absorber (1) includes a dielectric layer (10), a resistive layer (20), and an electrically conductive layer (30). The resistive layer (20) is disposed on one principal surface of the dielectric layer (10). The electrically conductive layer (30) is disposed on the other principal surface of the dielectric layer (10) and has a sheet resistance lower than a sheet resistance of the resistive layer (20). The resistive layer (20) is a layer that includes tin oxide or titanium oxide as a main component or a layer that is made of indium tin oxide including 40 weight % or more of tin oxide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2018
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Applicant: NITTO DENKO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuto Yamagata, Hironobu Machinaga, Yuuki Takeda, Hiroichi Ukei, Takehiro Ui
  • Publication number: 20200207059
    Abstract: An electromagnetic wave absorber (1) includes a dielectric layer (10), a resistive layer (20), and an electrically conductive layer (30). The resistive layer (20) is disposed on one principal surface of the dielectric layer (10). The electrically conductive layer (30) is disposed on the other principal surface of the dielectric layer (10) and has a sheet resistance lower than a sheet resistance of the resistive layer (20). The resistive layer (20) has a sheet resistance of 200 to 600?/?. When the resistive layer (20) is subjected to an immersion treatment in which the resistive layer (20) is immersed in a 5 weight % aqueous solution of NaOH for 5 minutes, an absolute value of a difference between a sheet resistance of the resistive layer (20) before the immersion treatment and a sheet resistance of the resistive layer (20) after the immersion treatment is less than 100?/?.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2018
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Applicant: NITTO DENKO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuto Yamagata, Hironobu Machinaga, Eri Ueda, Hiroichi Ukei, Takehiro Ui
  • Patent number: 10701848
    Abstract: For the purpose of providing an electromagnetic wave absorber capable of holding excellent performance over a long period of time, the electromagnetic wave absorber includes: a dielectric layer B including a polymer film and having a first surface and a second surface; a resistive layer A formed on the first surface of the dielectric layer Band containing indium tin oxide as a main component; and an electrically conductive layer C formed on the second surface of the dielectric layer B and having a sheet resistance lower than that of the resistive layer A, wherein the indium tin oxide in the resistive layer A contains 20 to 40 wt. % of tin oxide based on the total weight of the indium tin oxide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: NITTO DENKO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuto Yamagata, Hironobu Machinaga, Takehiro Ui, Hiroichi Ukei, Yuya Kitagawa, Kazuaki Sasa
  • Publication number: 20200161771
    Abstract: An electromagnetic wave absorber (1a) includes a first layer (10) and an electrically conductive layer (20). The first layer (10) is a dielectric layer or a magnetic layer. The electrically conductive layer (20) is provided on at least one surface of the first layer. A product of a Young's modulus of the first layer (10) and a thickness of the first layer (10) is 0.1 to 1000 MPa · mm. The first layer (10) has a relative permittivity of 1 to 10.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2018
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Applicant: NITTO DENKO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroichi Ukei, Takehiro Ui, Hironobu Machinaga, Kazuto Yamagata, Yuuki Takeda
  • Publication number: 20200128705
    Abstract: An electromagnetic wave absorber (1) includes a dielectric layer (10), a resistive layer (20), and an electrical conductive layer (30). The resistive layer (20) is disposed on one principal surface of the dielectric layer (10). The electrical conductive layer (30) is disposed on the other principal surface of the dielectric layer (10) and has a sheet resistance lower than a sheet resistance of the resistive layer (20). The resistive layer (20) includes indium oxide as a main component, has a polycrystalline structure, and has a sheet resistance of 260 to 500?/? and a specific resistance of 5×10?4 ?·cm or more.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2018
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Applicant: NITTO DENKO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuto Yamagata, Hironobu Machinaga, Yuuki Takeda, Eri Ueda, Hiroichi Ukei, Takehiro Ui
  • Publication number: 20200116332
    Abstract: A lamp reflector (10a) includes a mirror surface (11) and a laminate (12a). The mirror surface (11) is a surface for reflecting light from a light source (30) to guide the light in a predetermined direction. The laminate (12a) covers at least a part of the mirror surface (11) to absorb an electromagnetic wave having a specific frequency of 20 GHz to 90 GHz. The laminate (12a) allows the light from the light source (30) to transmit therethrough toward the mirror surface (11).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2018
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Applicant: NITTO DENKO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroichi Ukei, Takehiro Ui, Ryosuke Aoki, Hironobu Machinaga, Kazuto Yamagata, Yuuki Takeda
  • Patent number: 10512200
    Abstract: An electromagnetic wave absorber (1a) includes: a first layer (10a) being a dielectric layer or a magnetic layer; and a conductive layer (20a) provided on at least one surface of the first layer (10a). The conductive layer (20a) has a sheet resistance of 100?/? or less after the electromagnetic wave absorber (1a) is exposed to an environment having a temperature of 85° C. and a relative humidity of 85% for 1000 hours. The electromagnetic wave absorber (1a) has a flexural rigidity of 7000 MPa·mm4 or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: NITTO DENKO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hironobu Machinaga, Hiroichi Ukei, Takehiro Ui, Kazuto Yamagata, Yuuki Takeda
  • Publication number: 20190380232
    Abstract: An electromagnetic wave absorber (1a) includes: a first layer (10a) being a dielectric layer or a magnetic layer; and a conductive layer (20a) provided on at least one surface of the first layer (10a). The conductive layer (20a) has a sheet resistance of 100?/? or less after the electromagnetic wave absorber (1a) is exposed to an environment having a temperature of 85° C. and a relative humidity of 85% for 1000 hours. The electromagnetic wave absorber (1a) has a flexural rigidity of 7000 MPa·mm4 or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Publication date: December 12, 2019
    Applicant: NITTO DENKO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hironobu Machinaga, Hiroichi Ukei, Takehiro Ui, Kazuto Yamagata, Yuuki Takeda
  • Publication number: 20190315093
    Abstract: Provided is an electromagnetic wave transmissive metal member capable of being easily produced at a low production cost, with both a metallic luster and an electromagnetic wave transmissibility, an article using the electromagnetic wave transmissive metal member, and a production method for an electromagnetic wave transmissive metal film. The electromagnetic wave transmissive metal member comprises a metal layer and a crack layer, wherein the metal layer and the crack layer have, in their respective planes, a plurality of linear cracks extending substantially parallel to each other. The linear cracks in the metal layer and the linear cracks in the crack layer penetrate through their respective layers in a thickness direction, and are continuous with each other in the thickness direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Inventors: Hajime NISHIO, Hironobu MACHINAGA, Kazuto YAMAGATA, Masaharu ARIMOTO, Xiaolei CHEN, Rie HAYASHIUCHI
  • Publication number: 20180332742
    Abstract: For the purpose of providing an electromagnetic wave absorber capable of holding excellent performance over a long period of time, the electromagnetic wave absorber includes: a dielectric layer B including a polymer film and having a first surface and a second surface; a resistive layer A formed on the first surface of the dielectric layer Band containing indium tin oxide as a main component; and an electrically conductive layer C formed on the second surface of the dielectric layer B and having a sheet resistance lower than that of the resistive layer A, wherein the indium tin oxide in the resistive layer A contains 20 to 40 wt. % of tin oxide based on the total weight of the indium tin oxide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2016
    Publication date: November 15, 2018
    Applicant: NITTO DENKO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuto Yamagata, Hironobu Machinaga, Takehiro Ui, Hiroichi Ukei, Yuya Kitagawa, Kazuaki Sasa
  • Publication number: 20180319138
    Abstract: For the purpose of providing an electromagnetic wave absorber usable for radar having a high revolution and sufficiently adaptable to a plurality of radars different in frequency, the bandwidth of a frequency band in which an electromagnetic wave absorption amount is not less than 20 dB is not less than 2 GHz, within a frequency band of 60 to 90 GHz.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2016
    Publication date: November 8, 2018
    Applicant: NITTO DENKO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroichi Ukei, Takehiro Ui, Kazuto Yamagata, Yuki Takeda, Hironobu Machinaga, Yuya Kitagawa, Kazuaki Sasa
  • Patent number: 9632027
    Abstract: The present invention provides an SPR sensor cell having very excellent detection sensitivity, the SPR sensor cell including: an under-cladding layer; a core layer formed so that at least a part of the core layer is adjacent to the under-cladding layer; and a metal layer covering the core layer. In the SPR sensor cell, the core layer includes a uniform refractive index layer and a graded refractive index layer. The graded refractive index layer is arranged between the uniform refractive index layer and the metal layer. A refractive index of the graded refractive index layer is equal to or more than a refractive index of the uniform refractive index layer, and the refractive index of the graded refractive index layer increases continuously from a surface thereof on a uniform refractive index layer side to the metal layer side in a thickness direction of the graded refractive index layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: NITTO DENKO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mayu Ozaki, Kazuto Yamagata, Naoki Nagaoka, Tomohiro Kontani
  • Publication number: 20160224140
    Abstract: Provided is a transparent conductive film suppressed in light scattering while containing a conductive filler. The transparent conductive film of the present invention includes, in this order: a resin layer; an intermediate layer; and a transparent base material, in which: the transparent conductive film contains a conductive filler present in the resin layer; the transparent base material has an average refractive index of less than 1.6; and when light is caused to enter the transparent conductive film from a resin layer side, an electric field intensity of the light in the resin layer is less than 100% relative to an electric field intensity of the light in the transparent base material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2014
    Publication date: August 4, 2016
    Applicant: NITTO DENKO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shoichi Matsuda, Kazumasa Okada, Hiroshi Tomohisa, Ayami Nakato, Kazuto Yamagata
  • Publication number: 20160047745
    Abstract: The present invention provides an SPR sensor cell having very excellent detection sensitivity, the SPR sensor cell including: an under-cladding layer; a core layer formed so that at least a part of the core layer is adjacent to the under-cladding layer; and a metal layer covering the core layer. In the SPR sensor cell, the core layer includes a uniform refractive index layer and a graded refractive index layer. The graded refractive index layer is arranged between the uniform refractive index layer and the metal layer. A refractive index of the graded refractive index layer is equal to or more than a refractive index of the uniform refractive index layer, and the refractive index of the graded refractive index layer increases continuously from a surface thereof on a uniform refractive index layer side to the metal layer side in a thickness direction of the graded refractive index layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2014
    Publication date: February 18, 2016
    Inventors: Mayu Ozaki, Kazuto Yamagata, Naoki Nagaoka, Tomohiro Kontani
  • Patent number: 9176264
    Abstract: There is provided a light diffusing element made of a thin film capable of realizing low back scattering and a high haze. A light diffusing element according to an embodiment of the invention includes: a first region having a first refractive index n1; a refractive index modulation region having a substantially spherical shell shape and surrounding the first region; and a second region having a second refractive index n2, the second region being positioned on a side of the refractive index modulation region opposite to the first region. The light diffusing element satisfies the following expressions (1) and (2): 0.0006??n/L??(1) 10?(?n)2×A×B?100??(2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: NITTO DENKO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akinori Nishimura, Kozo Nakamura, Hiroyuki Takemoto, Takehito Fuchida, Kazuto Yamagata, Shunsuke Shutou, Tomohito Takita
  • Publication number: 20140124175
    Abstract: An outdoor unit includes a casing having a side surface formed with an inlet port; an outdoor fan arranged above the inlet port in the casing and configured to upwardly blow air; and an outdoor heat exchanger arranged so as to face the inlet port. The outdoor fan includes a fan and a bell mouth provided so as to surround the outer periphery of the fan, and an electric component unit positioned at the periphery of the bell mouth is arranged in the casing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2012
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Applicant: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Tadashi Sao, Mikio Kagawa, Shigeki Kamitani, Fumiaki Koike, Yusuke Nakagawa, Katsutoshi Sakurai, Tomohisa Takeuchi, Kazuto Yamagata
  • Patent number: 8647404
    Abstract: An indoor unit of an air conditioner includes an indoor fan, an air filter for capturing dust in an air drawn by the indoor fan, a brush mechanism for removing the dust adhering to the air filter, and a dust storage container for storing the dust removed from the air filter by the brush mechanism. The dust storage container is provided with an opening in which the brush mechanism is positioned. A sealing member is attached to the dust storage container, the sealing member being provided in the dust storage container and between the opening and a storage space in which the dust is stored, for sealing a space between an inner wall surface of the dust storage container and the brush mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: Daikin Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Yumoto, Kazuto Yamagata, Tsuyoshi Yokomizo
  • Publication number: 20130265506
    Abstract: There is provided a light diffusing element made of a thin film capable of realizing low back scattering and a high haze. A light diffusing element according to an embodiment of the invention includes: a first region having a first refractive index n1; a refractive index modulation region having a substantially spherical shell shape and surrounding the first region; and a second region having a second refractive index n2, the second region being positioned on a side of the refractive index modulation region opposite to the first region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2011
    Publication date: October 10, 2013
    Applicant: NITTO DENKO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akinori Nishimura, Kozo Nakamura, Hiroyuki Takemoto, Takehito Fuchida, Kazuto Yamagata, Shunsuke Shutou, Tomohito Takita
  • Publication number: 20130182324
    Abstract: The pressure-sensitive adhesive layer for an optical film of the invention is formed by a process comprising applying a water-dispersible pressure-sensitive adhesive containing emulsion particles comprising polymer particles emulsified with a surfactant and then drying the applied water-dispersible pressure-sensitive adhesive, and is in such a state that the polymer particles have a number average particle size (a) of 10 nm to 100 nm and that the ratio (a/b) of the number average particle size (a) to the average distance (b) between adjacent polymer particles is from 80/20 to 99.9/0.1, when the pressure-sensitive adhesive layer being observed with a transmission electron microscope. The pressure-sensitive adhesive layer makes it possible to reduce depolarization even when it is used on a high-contrast polarizing plate or any other component having a high degree of polarization.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2011
    Publication date: July 18, 2013
    Applicant: NITTO DENKO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kunihiro Inui, Toshitsugu Hosokawa, Takaaki Ishii, Masayuki Satake, Kazuto Yamagata