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).

  • Publication number: 20140305094
    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
  • Patent number: 8794004
    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: December 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kei Inoue, Keijiro Saito, Yoshikazu Matsumura, Sosuke Nakamura
  • Patent number: 8628899
    Abstract: There is provided an azo compound for improvement in the dispersibility of an azo pigment into a water-insoluble solvent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masashi Kawamura, Yuki Hasegawa, Masatake Tanaka, Takayuki Toyoda, Kei Inoue, Yasuaki Murai, Masashi Hirose, Takeshi Miyazaki
  • Publication number: 20140011129
    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: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2012
    Publication date: January 9, 2014
    Applicant: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yasuaki Murai, Kei Inoue, Ryuji Murayama, Kazuyuki Sato, Masashi Hirose
  • Publication number: 20140011130
    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: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2012
    Publication date: January 9, 2014
    Applicant: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kei Inoue, Yasuaki Murai, Ryuji Murayama, Kazuyuki Sato, Soichiro Kawakami, Masashi Hirose
  • Publication number: 20140005417
    Abstract: The present invention provides a water-insoluble coloring compound that has high solubility in solvent, good color tone and saturation, spectral reflectance characteristics for a wide color gamut, and a high light resistance. The present invention provides an ink containing the water-insoluble coloring compound. Furthermore, the present invention provides a resist composition for color filter and a thermal transfer recording sheet each produced using the ink. The present invention provides a water-insoluble xanthene coloring compound having a specific structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2012
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Applicant: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kaoru Takahashi, Taichi Shintou, Yutaka Tani, Masao Nakano, Takayuki Ujifusa, Satoshi Saito, Yasuaki Murai, Kei Inoue, Masashi Hirose, Takeshi Miyazaki
  • Publication number: 20140004458
    Abstract: There is provided a magenta toner having spectral reflection characteristics, such as high color developability and transparency, and high lightfastness. The magenta toner contains at least a water-insoluble xanthene dye compound having a specific structure and a binder resin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2012
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Applicant: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yutaka Tani, Kaoru Takahashi, Masao Nakano, Takayuki Ujifusa, Taichi Shintou, Satoshi Saito, Yasuaki Murai, Kei Inoue, Takeshi Miyazaki, Masashi Hirose
  • Patent number: 8507713
    Abstract: A pigment has a compound expressed by Formula (1). The pigment has a number average primary particle size of 30 to 70 nm and has a CuK? characteristic X-ray diffraction spectrum having, when ? represents a Bragg angle, a peak at 2?±0.20° equal to 10.0° and a peak at 2?±0.20° equal to 11.1°, the intensity ratio of the 11.1° peak to the 10.0° peak being 0.1 to 0.6.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kei Inoue, Takayuki Toyoda, Yutaka Tani, Taichi Shintou, Yasuaki Murai, Masashi Hirose
  • Patent number: 8377616
    Abstract: There is provided a colorant compound improved in the dispersibility of an azo pigment into a water-insoluble solvent. The colorant compound is represented by the following general formula (1). R1 denotes an alkyl group having 1 to 6 carbon atoms, or a phenyl group; R2 to R6 each denote a hydrogen atom, or a substituent represented by the following general formula (2); R7 to R11 each denote a hydrogen atom, a COOR12 group, or a CONR13R14 group; and R12 to R14 each denote a hydrogen atom, or an alkyl group having 1 to 3 carbon atoms; and P1 denotes a polymeric component; L1 denotes an alkylene group having 1 to 3 carbon atoms or an arylene group having 6 to 10 carbon atoms; and * denotes a binding site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yutaka Tani, Masashi Hirose, Takayuki Toyoda, Yasuaki Murai, Masatake Tanaka, Masashi Kawamura, Kei Inoue, Yuki Hasegawa
  • Patent number: 8367288
    Abstract: To provide a yellow toner satisfying good toner particles and a superior coloring power, the toner has toner base particles having at least a binder resin, a colorant and a wax component, and contains as the colorant at least a coloring matter compound represented by the following general formula (1) and a pigment represented by the following formula (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yutaka Tani, Yasuaki Murai, Takayuki Toyoda, Masahiro Suenaga, Masatake Tanaka, Taichi Shintou, Kei Inoue, Masashi Kawamura, Masashi Hirose, Takeshi Miyazaki
  • Patent number: 8343269
    Abstract: The present invention is a colorant compound represented by the following general formula (1): wherein at least one of R2, R4, R7 and R9 is an acylamino group represented by the following general formula (2): wherein R11 denotes one of an alkyl group, a cycloalkyl group, an aryl group, an arylalkyl group, an alkenyl group and a heterocyclic group; and ‘*’ denotes a bonding site with an aromatic ring of the general formula (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kaoru Takahashi, Yasuaki Murai, Kei Inoue, Masashi Hirose, Takeshi Miyazaki, Ryosuke Nagao, Otome Mori, Minako Kawabe
  • Patent number: 8312703
    Abstract: A solar-thermal gas turbine generator is equipped with a compressor, a heat receiver, and a turbine. Additionally, there is a generator that is driven by the solar-thermal gas turbine to generate power; and a steam power generation cycle in which high-temperature air exhausted from the turbine is introduced into a steam generator and in which a steam turbine that is operated with steam generated at the steam generator drives a generator to generator power, wherein a solar-thermal steam generator that generates steam by being heated with heat collected by the light collector is provided upstream of the steam turbine of the steam power generation cycle, and a distribution ratio for distributing the sunlight collected by the light collector to the heat receiver and the solar-thermal steam generator is adjusted in accordance with the sunlight intensity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kuniaki Aoyama, Kei Inoue, Kazuta Kobayashi, Masashi Tagawa, Toshiyuki Osada, Manabu Maeda
  • Publication number: 20120231388
    Abstract: There is provided an azo compound for improvement in the dispersibility of an azo pigment into a water-insoluble solvent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2011
    Publication date: September 13, 2012
    Applicant: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masashi Kawamura, Yuki Hasegawa, Masatake Tanaka, Takayuki Toyoda, Kei Inoue, Yasuaki Murai, Masashi Hirose, Takeshi Miyazaki
  • Publication number: 20120180490
    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: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2011
    Publication date: July 19, 2012
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Eiji Takami, Katsunori Tanaka, Koichi Nishida, Shinji Akamatsu, Hideki Haruta, Tomo Kawakami, Kei Inoue
  • Publication number: 20120094226
    Abstract: There is provided a colorant compound improved in the dispersibility of an azo pigment into a water-insoluble solvent. The colorant compound is represented by the following general formula (1). R1 denotes an alkyl group having 1 to 6 carbon atoms, or a phenyl group; R2 to R6 each denote a hydrogen atom, or a substituent represented by the following general formula (2); R7 to R11 each denote a hydrogen atom, a COOR12 group, or a CONR13R14 group; and R12 to R14 each denote a hydrogen atom, or an alkyl group having 1 to 3 carbon atoms; and P1 denotes a polymeric component; L1 denotes an alkylene group having 1 to 3 carbon atoms or an arylene group having 6 to 10 carbon atoms; and * denotes a binding site.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2011
    Publication date: April 19, 2012
    Applicant: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yutaka Tani, Masashi Hirose, Takayuki Toyoda, Yasuaki Murai, Masatake Tanaka, Masashi Kawamura, Kei Inoue, Yuki Hasegawa
  • Publication number: 20110259007
    Abstract: Provided is a concentrated solar power gas turbine that enables efficient operation to allow a reduction in capacity of the start-up driving source used for compensating for the shortage of solar heat quantity at the start-up/acceleration. The concentrated solar power gas turbine (GT1) includes a compressor (1) for taking in air and increasing the pressure thereof, the compressor (1) being provided with a start-up driving source for start-up/acceleration; a solar central receiver (2) for heating the high-pressure air, the pressure of which has been increased by the compressor (1), by the heat of sunlight collected by a heliostat to increase the temperature thereof; and a turbine (3) for converting thermal energy possessed by the high-temperature/high-pressure air to mechanical energy, wherein the fluid flow in the solar central receiver (2) is shut off to store heat in the period from the shutdown of the turbine (3) to the start-up thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2010
    Publication date: October 27, 2011
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Kuniaki Aoyama, Kei Inoue, Kazuta Kobayashi, Masashi Tagawa, Toshiyuki Osada, Masahiro Masuda
  • Publication number: 20110239651
    Abstract: Heat transfer pipes uniformly heat a compressible working fluid passing there through with a simplified supporting structure and reduced manufacturing costs. A solar central receiver (3) on top of a tower on the ground includes heat transfer pipes (16) arranged in the south-north direction; and a casing (14) accommodating the pipes (16) and has a solar radiation inlet (15) through which sunlight reflected by heliostats on the ground is transmitted to the lower surface side of the pipes (16). The pipes (16) are at equal intervals on a solar radiation receiving surface (11) parallel to a heliostat field on which the collectors are, or inclined with respect to the heliostat field on which the collectors are, and the diameters of the pipes (16) are substantially inversely proportional to the shortest distance from the inlet (15) to the central axes of the respective pipes (16) in the longitudinal direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2010
    Publication date: October 6, 2011
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Kuniaki Aoyama, Kei Inoue, Kazuta Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20110233940
    Abstract: A solar-thermal gas turbine generator is equipped with a compressor, a heat receiver, and a turbine. Additionally, there is a generator that is driven by the solar-thermal gas turbine to generate power; and a steam power generation cycle in which high-temperature air exhausted from the turbine is introduced into a steam generator and in which a steam turbine that is operated with steam generated at the steam generator drives a generator to generator power, wherein a solar-thermal steam generator that generates steam by being heated with heat collected by the light collector is provided upstream of the steam turbine of the steam power generation cycle, and a distribution ratio for distributing the sunlight collected by the light collector to the heat receiver and the solar-thermal steam generator is adjusted in accordance with the sunlight intensity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2010
    Publication date: September 29, 2011
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Kuniaki Aoyama, Kei Inoue, Kazuta Kobayashi, Masashi Tagawa, Toshiyuki Osada, Manabu Maeda
  • Publication number: 20110067598
    Abstract: The present invention is a colorant compound represented by the following general formula (1): wherein at least one of R2, R4, R7 and R9 is an acylamino group represented by the following general formula (2): wherein R11 denotes one of an alkyl group, a cycloalkyl group, an aryl group, an arylalkyl group, an alkenyl group and a heterocyclic group; and ‘*’ denotes a bonding site with an aromatic ring of the general formula (1).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2010
    Publication date: March 24, 2011
    Applicant: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kaoru Takahashi, Yasuaki Murai, Kei Inoue, Masashi Hirose, Takeshi Miyazaki, Ryosuke Nagao, Otome Mori, Minako Kawabe
  • Publication number: 20100319351
    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: December 19, 2008
    Publication date: December 23, 2010
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Kei Inoue, Keijiro Saito, Yoshikazu Matsumura, Sosuke Nakamura