Patents by Inventor Kei Inoue

Kei 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: 9798265
    Abstract: The present invention can provide a liquid developer that can accommodate faster process speeds by image forming apparatuses, in which the liquid developer contains a toner particle comprising a polyester resin, and a carrier liquid having a vinyl ether compound. The liquid developer further contains a polymer compound having a structural unit represented by formula (1) in either of the toner particle or the carrier liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kei Inoue, Kenji Nishiguchi
  • Patent number: 9791149
    Abstract: Provided is a gas turbine combustor capable of reducing the size of a low-temperature air layer of pilot air formed between a pilot flame and a premixed flame and of improving the flame stability of the premixed flame. A gas turbine combustor, which is provided with a pilot burner that is provided at the center portion of a combustor main body formed in a cylindrical shape to form a pilot flame, and a plurality of main burners arranged so as to surround the outer periphery of the pilot burner to form a premixed flame, includes, as the ignition improving part, a channel blocking member that reduces the size of the low-temperature air layer of the pilot air formed between the pilot flame and the premixed flame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HITACHI POWER SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Kei Inoue, Keijiro Saito, Yoshikazu Matsumura, Sosuke Nakamura
  • Publication number: 20170292706
    Abstract: A combustion burner includes a nozzle, a swirl vane having a fuel injection hole, the swirl vane being disposed in an air flow passage of an annular shape extending along an axial direction of the nozzle around the nozzle, and a partition plate having an annular shape and partitioning at least a region of the air flow passage in a radial direction of the nozzle, so as to divide at least the region into an inner flow passage facing an outer peripheral surface of the nozzle and an outer flow passage disposed on an outer side of the inner flow passage with respect to the radial direction. The fuel injection hole is disposed in the outer flow passage of the air flow passage. An end portion on an upstream side of the partition plate is disposed upstream of the fuel injection hole in the axial direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2015
    Publication date: October 12, 2017
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI HITACHI POWER SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Kei INOUE, Shinji AKAMATSU, Naoki ABE, Kenta TANIGUCHI, Keijiro SAITO, Katsuyoshi TADA
  • Patent number: 9718389
    Abstract: Provided is a container holder (1, 70) comprising a body member (3) defining a recess (2) with a bottom, a roller (5) supported by the body member such that at least a part of the roller projects into the recess to engage a container (60) received in the recess, and a biasing member (6) for urging the roller into the recess, wherein the roller is supported by the body member in such a manner that a rotational center line (B) of the roller extends in a tangential direction of a circle centered around a central axial line (A) of the recess, and the roller is enabled to slide in a radial direction of the recess and to tilt around an axial line in parallel with the central axial line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignees: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD., NIFCO INC.
    Inventors: Kei Inoue, Kozo Kobayashi, Masamitsu Shiono, Taku Hirama
  • Publication number: 20170130962
    Abstract: A combustor (10) is provided with: a nozzle (25) having formed therein an air jet section (51) that causes air to be jetted from a nozzle section (25s); a cylindrical part (26) covering the nozzle (25) from the outer peripheral side thereof and forming an air flow path between the cylindrical part (26) and the nozzle (25); and a pressure loss section (27) provided to the air flow path, the pressure loss section (27) causing a loss of pressure in the air that flows through the air flow path. The nozzle (25) is provided with: at least one air inlet section (52) that takes in air from an outer peripheral surface that is an upstream side from the pressure loss section (27); and a flow path-forming section (50) forming a discharge air flow path (R2) that guides air that is taken in from the at least one air inlet section (52) to the air jet section (51).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2015
    Publication date: May 11, 2017
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kei INOUE, Satoshi TAKIGUCHI, Shinji AKAMATSU, Kenta TANIGUCHI, Naoki ABE
  • Patent number: 9612013
    Abstract: Provided is a gas turbine combustor capable of reducing the size of a low-temperature air layer of pilot air formed between a pilot flame and a premixed flame and of improving the flame stability of the premixed flame. A gas turbine combustor, which is provided with a pilot burner that is provided at the center portion of a combustor main body formed in a cylindrical shape to form a pilot flame, and a plurality of main burners arranged so as to surround the outer periphery of the pilot burner to form a premixed flame, includes, as the ignition improving part, a channel blocking member that reduces the size of the low-temperature air layer of the pilot air formed between the pilot flame and the premixed flame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HITACHI POWER SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Kei Inoue, Keijiro Saito, Yoshikazu Matsumura, Sosuke Nakamura
  • Publication number: 20160349654
    Abstract: The present invention can provide a liquid developer that can accommodate faster process speeds by image forming apparatuses, in which a liquid developer that contains a toner particle and a carrier liquid, wherein the liquid developer contains a polymer compound having a prescribed structural unit in either of the toner particle or the carrier liquid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Publication date: December 1, 2016
    Inventors: Kei Inoue, Kenji Nishiguchi
  • Publication number: 20160327883
    Abstract: A toner according to the present disclosure maintains high transfer efficiency for the long term and obtains images which are not affected by toner base particles easily, which exhibit excellent charge stability, and which exhibit less fogging, wherein the toner is obtained by making inorganic fine particles and charge control particles, which satisfy specific conditions, present on the surfaces of toner base particles so as to satisfy a specific coverage relationship.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2016
    Publication date: November 10, 2016
    Inventors: Atsushi Nakamoto, Makoto Fukatsu, Manami Haraguchi, Masayoshi Kato, Kei Inoue, Kazuyuki Sato
  • Publication number: 20160304020
    Abstract: Provided is a container holder (1, 70) comprising a body member (3) defining a recess (2) with a bottom, a roller (50) supported by the body member such that at least a part of the roller projects into the recess to engage a container (60) received in the recess, and a biasing member (6) for urging the roller into the recess, wherein the roller is supported by the body member in such a manner that a rotational center line (B) of the roller extends in a tangential direction of a circle centered around a central axial line (A) of the recess, and the roller is enabled to slide in a radial direction of the recess and to tilt around an axial line in parallel with the central axial line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2014
    Publication date: October 20, 2016
    Applicants: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD., NIFCO INC.
    Inventors: Kei Inoue, Kozo Kobayashi, Masamitsu Shiono, Taku Hirama
  • Publication number: 20160298845
    Abstract: A combustion burner includes a nozzle and a swirl vane disposed in an axial flow path extending along an axial direction of the nozzle. The swirl vane includes a tip portion for swirling gas, the gas flowing through a radially-outer region of the axial flow path, and a root portion disposed on an inner side in a radial direction of the nozzle, the root portion having a cutout on a side of a trailing edge. The radially-outer region and a radially-inner region of the axial flow path communicate with each other, at least in a range in the axial direction in which the swirl vane is disposed. The swirl vane has a pressure surface, a downstream region of the pressure surface of the root portion being defined by the cutout as a curved surface which curves in a direction opposite to the swirl direction toward the trailing edge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2015
    Publication date: October 13, 2016
    Inventors: Naonori NAGAI, Katsuyoshi TADA, Kei INOUE, Keijiro SAITO
  • Publication number: 20160209040
    Abstract: The liquid fuel-using gas turbine combustor prevents the generation of combustion oscillation. The gas turbine combustor is provided with a pilot burner disposed on the central position of the combustion casing, main burners disposed so as to surround the pilot burner. The main burners are configured such that a main nozzle is installed in the central portion of a cylindrical premixing nozzle, with a liquid fuel being injected from fuel injection holes (provided at the periphery of the main nozzle) toward the inner surface of an elongated nozzle connected to the downstream side of the premixing nozzle, and with the injection pattern of the fuel being set so as to differ among the multiple main burners. For example, different injection patterns can be provided by setting different liquid fuel injection angles (?1, ?2) for the fuel injection holes on the multiple main burners.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2014
    Publication date: July 21, 2016
    Inventors: Issei TAMURA, Keijiro SAITO, Kei INOUE, Shinji AKAMATSU
  • Patent number: 9250552
    Abstract: To provide a polymeric compound having superior charge-providing properties, the polymeric compound contains at least one unit represented by the following general formula (5). In the general formula (5), R1 represents a hydrogen atom or an alkyl group; R2 to R4 each represent a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group, an alkoxy group, a hydroxyl group or a halogen atom, or R3 and R4 may combine each other to form a ring; and A represents a divalent linking group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kei Inoue, Yasuaki Murai, Ryuji Murayama, Kazuyuki Sato, Soichiro Kawakami, Masashi Hirose
  • Publication number: 20160026949
    Abstract: An accurate production plan can be achieved by enabling a combination constraint among grades and specifications to be considered so that the composition ratios of the determined grades and specifications and the actual composition ratios are consistent with each other. A method for designing a production plan on a car model in which a plurality of grades are set and a plurality of specifications for a plurality of categories are set for each of the grades by determining composition ratios of the grades and composition ratios of the specifications for the categories, includes: generating all-specifications-combination information which is information generated by combining the specifications in every combinable pattern; and calculating, by determining a composition ratio of any one of the grades, upper and lower limits of the composition ratio of an equipment, which is the specification related to and other than the determined grade, based on the all-specifications-combination information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2015
    Publication date: January 28, 2016
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kei INOUE, Hisashi ISOGAI
  • Patent number: 9216694
    Abstract: A vehicle center console includes a small item receptacle closing a part of an opening of a console body and capable of storing therein small items, and an arm rest closing a remaining part of the opening of the console body and capable of placing thereon an elbow of a passenger. The small item receptacle and the arm rest are mounted adjacent to each other on the console body in such a manner that the small item receptacle and the arm rest are slidable in a front-rear direction of the vehicle. The vehicle center console has an opening mode for opening the opening of the console body by sliding the small item rearwardly so that both the small item and the arm rest are together slid rearwardly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2015
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kei Inoue, Masamitsu Shiono
  • Publication number: 20150362193
    Abstract: A combustor of the present invention includes: a pilot burner; a plurality of main burners (36), each of which is provided radially and outwardly along a circumferential direction about the pilot burner, and including a main nozzle (36a) disposed in a main burner cylinder (36A); an extension tube (36B) provided to extend toward a downstream side from the main burner cylinder of each of the main burners, the extension tube having a circular inlet (36Ba) communicating with the main burner cylinder, and an outlet (36Bb) at the downstream side comprising two radial edges (36Bc) parallel to the radial direction and two circumferential edges (36Bd) formed along the circumferential direction so as to connect both ends of the radial edges; an air passage (36E) formed outside of the main burner cylinder; and an inner communication hole (H1).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2014
    Publication date: December 17, 2015
    Inventors: Kei INOUE, Keijiro SAITO, Hikaru KATANO, Sosuke NAKAMURA, Mitsunori ISONO, Atsushi YUASA
  • Publication number: 20150354825
    Abstract: Provided is a fuel spray nozzle provided with: a liquid fuel channel (15) which is a channel for liquid fuel; a liquid fuel injection hole (19) which is a hole for communicating the liquid fuel channel (15) and the inside of a combustion burner, and injecting the liquid fuel into the combustion burner; an additive channel (14) which is a channel for an additive; and an additive injection hole (18a) which is a hole for communicating the additive channel (14) and the inside of the combustion burner, and injecting the additive into the combustion burner at an angle at which the additive collides with the liquid fuel injected from the liquid fuel injection hole (19); therefore, NOx reduction can be accomplished at low cost.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2014
    Publication date: December 10, 2015
    Inventors: Shuhei KAJIMURA, Keijiro SAITO, Kei INOUE, Kotaro MIYAUCHI
  • Patent number: 9170514
    Abstract: A polymerizable monomer is provided which is represented by the following formula (1): wherein R1 represents a hydrogen atom or an alkyl group; A represents —CO— or —SO2—; and the moiety represented by the formula (1) is, at the part shown by an asterisk *, linked to a moiety represented by the following formula (2), at any position of a, b, c or d thereof; wherein the sites among a, b, c and d at which the moiety represented by the formula (2) is not linked to the moiety represented by the formula (1) each has a hydrogen atom or a substituent selected from the group consisting of an alkyl group, an alkoxy group and a sulfonic acid group, or any of which may connect at mutually adjoining positions to form a ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yasuaki Murai, Kei Inoue, Ryuji Murayama, Kazuyuki Sato, Masashi Hirose
  • Patent number: 9062885
    Abstract: A fuel nozzle for a gas turbine combustor includes: an internal cylinder; a burner cylinder concentrically provided on the outer circumference of the internal cylinder in the vicinity of its distal end to surround the distal end portion of the internal cylinder; an air passage provided between the burner cylinder and the internal cylinder for delivering combustion air; a space provided at an axial center of the internal cylinder and extending in the axial direction of the internal cylinder; a plurality of inner passages provided at approximately equal intervals in the circumferential direction of the internal cylinder for injecting fluid through its distal end portion; and at least one communication portion provided on the upstream side of the distal end portion of the internal cylinder and extending from the outer wall of the internal cylinder toward the inner side in the radial direction to communicate with the space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HITACHI POWER SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Eiji Takami, Katsunori Tanaka, Koichi Nishida, Shinji Akamatsu, Hideki Haruta, Tomo Kawakami, Kei Inoue
  • Publication number: 20150115641
    Abstract: A vehicle center console includes a small item receptacle closing a part of an opening of a console body and capable of storing therein small items, and an arm rest closing a remaining part of the opening of the console body and capable of placing thereon an elbow of a passenger. The small item receptacle and the arm rest are mounted adjacent to each other on the console body in such a manner that the small item receptacle and the arm rest are slidable in a front-rear direction of the vehicle. The vehicle center console has an opening mode for opening the opening of the console body by sliding the small item rearwardly so that both the small item and the arm rest are together slid rearwardly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: Kei Inoue, Masamitsu Shiono
  • Publication number: 20140305095
    Abstract: Provided is a gas turbine combustor capable of reducing the size of a low-temperature air layer of pilot air formed between a pilot flame and a premixed flame and of improving the flame stability of the premixed flame. A gas turbine combustor, which is provided with a pilot burner that is provided at the center portion of a combustor main body formed in a cylindrical shape to form a pilot flame, and a plurality of main burners arranged so as to surround the outer periphery of the pilot burner to form a premixed flame, includes, as the ignition improving part, a channel blocking member that reduces the size of the low-temperature air layer of the pilot air formed between the pilot flame and the premixed flame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2014
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Kei Inoue, Keijiro Saito, Yoshikazu Matsumura, Sosuke Nakamura