Patents by Inventor Keiichi Noda

Keiichi Noda 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: 11199474
    Abstract: Disclosed is a sensor, including: a sensor body having a cylindrical case and a sensor element accommodated in the case; a seal member disposed in a rear end part of the case; lead wires electrically connected to the sensor element and extending from inside to outside of the casing through the seal member; and a cylindrical heat shield tube retained to an outer surface of the case and extending rearward from the case so as to circumferentially surround the seal member and parts of the lead wires, characterized in that: the sensor further includes a cylindrical tube cap made of an elastic material and arranged to restrict a rearward movement of the heat shield tube; the tube cap has formed therein at least one lead wire insertion hole through which the lead wires are inserted; and the tube cap is reduced in diameter and held to the lead wires.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: NGK SPARK PLUG CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Keiichi Nodo, Keiichi Noda, Ryuta Fukano, Yasuhiro Ishiguro, Shoji Akatsuka
  • Publication number: 20210144001
    Abstract: A method-performed by a computer is provided by which secret reconstructible value distribution system is provided. The method includes generating n secret reconstructible values based on an original secret used to process predetermined information, wherein the original secret can be reconstructed using at least k secret reconstructible values among the generated n secret reconstructible values and n>=k>=2 is established, storing the generated n secret reconstructible values in the corresponding n physical storage devices, and deleting the generated original secret.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Publication date: May 13, 2021
    Inventors: Keiichi Noda, Kumiko Yonemoto
  • Publication number: 20200393547
    Abstract: An optical device includes: two non-waveguide regions arranged in a second direction intersecting a first direction with a spacing therebetween; an optical waveguide region that is located between the two non-waveguide regions, contains a liquid crystal material, and propagates light in the first direction; and an alignment film that aligns the liquid crystal material. Each of the two non-waveguide regions includes a low-refractive index member having a lower refractive index than the liquid crystal material. The alignment film is located between the liquid crystal material and the low-refractive index members.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2020
    Publication date: December 17, 2020
    Inventors: KEIICHI NODA, AKIRA HASHIYA, YASUHISA INADA, TAKU HIRASAWA, SHOGO TOMITA
  • Patent number: 10605792
    Abstract: Provided are a method of and an apparatus for formulating a multicomponent drug capable of surely making a multicomponent drug meeting criteria for productization with high accuracy into a product. The method and apparatus obtain a chromatogram from an extract or a base of a multicomponent drug, evaluate whether the base meets the criteria for productization based on the obtained chromatogram with high accuracy, and subject the base determined in the high-accuracy evaluating as an accepted one meeting the criteria to dosage form processing, to produce a formulated drug having a given dosage-form. The high quality evaluation is realized by using fingerprint area segmentation feature values obtained from a fingerprint formed from a chromatogram and segmented into a plurality of areas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Tsumura & Co.
    Inventors: Shoichi Teshima, Yoshikazu Mori, Keiichi Noda
  • Patent number: 10533979
    Abstract: Provided are a method of and an apparatus for formulating a multicomponent drug capable of surely making a multicomponent drug meeting criteria for productization with high accuracy into a product. The method and apparatus obtain a chromatogram from an extract or a base of a multicomponent drug, evaluate whether the base meets the criteria for productization based on the obtained chromatogram with high accuracy, and subject the base determined in the high-accuracy evaluating as an accepted one meeting the criteria to dosage form processing, to produce a formulated drug having a given dosage-form. The high-accuracy evaluating is realized by selecting with high accuracy one of reference fingerprints to which peaks of a target fingerprint prepared from the chromatogram are assigned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Tsumura & Co.
    Inventors: Yoshikazu Mori, Keiichi Noda
  • Patent number: 10527595
    Abstract: Provided are a method of and an apparatus for formulating a multicomponent drug capable of surely making a multicomponent drug meeting criteria for productization with high accuracy into a product. The method and apparatus obtain a chromatogram from an extract or a base of a multicomponent drug, evaluate whether the base meets the criteria for productization based on the obtained chromatogram with high accuracy, and subject the base determined in the high-accuracy evaluating as an accepted one meeting the criteria to dosage form processing, to produce a formulated drug having a given dosage-form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Tsumura & Co.
    Inventors: Yoshikazu Mori, Keiichi Noda
  • Publication number: 20190310166
    Abstract: Disclosed is a sensor, including: a sensor body having a cylindrical case and a sensor element accommodated in the case; a seal member disposed in a rear end part of the case; lead wires electrically connected to the sensor element and extending from inside to outside of the casing through the seal member; and a cylindrical heat shield tube retained to an outer surface of the case and extending rearward from the case so as to circumferentially surround the seal member and parts of the lead wires, characterized in that: the sensor further includes a cylindrical tube cap made of an elastic material and arranged to restrict a rearward movement of the heat shield tube; the tube cap has formed therein at least one lead wire insertion hole through which the lead wires are inserted; and the tube cap is reduced in diameter and held to the lead wires.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2019
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Applicant: NGK SPARK PLUG CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Keiichi NODO, Keiichi NODA, Ryuta FUKANO, Yasuhiro ISHIGURO, Shoji AKATSUKA
  • Patent number: 9958413
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a gas sensor includes: disposing a tubular holder and a tubular compact in a tubular metallic shell defining a through hole, the tubular holder defining a first insertion hole, and the tubular compact defining a second insertion hole; preparing a preliminary assembly in which a pin is inserted into the first insertion hole and the second insertion hole; pulling out the pin from the first insertion hole and the second insertion hole and inserting a sensor element into the first insertion hole and the second insertion hole such that a forward end of the pin will come into contact with an end of the sensor element; compressing the compact to thereby fix the sensor element inside of the metallic shell; welding a protection sleeve to the metallic shell to thereby form a semi-assembly; and combining the semi-assembly with another semi-assembly to thereby form the gas sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: NGK SPARK PLUG CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Daisuke Tahira, Keiichi Noda, Shingo Ito, Atsunori Okada, Yuichi Yamada
  • Patent number: 9920439
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for splitting water. In the present method, first, prepared is a water splitting device comprising: cathode and anode containers in which first and second electrolyte solutions are stored respectively; a proton exchange membrane disposed therebetween; a cathode electrode in contact with the first electrolyte solution and comprises a metal or metal compound; and an anode electrode in contact with the second electrolyte solution and comprises a nitride semiconductor layer. Then, the anode electrode is irradiated with light to split water contained in the first electrolyte solution. The anode electrode comprises a cobalt oxide layer formed of Co3O4 as a main component on a surface of the nitride semiconductor layer; the surface of the nitride semiconductor layer being in contact with the second electrolyte solution. The cathode electrode is electrically connected to the anode electrode without an external power supply.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Keiichi Noda, Satoshi Yotsuhashi, Masahiro Deguchi, Hiroshi Hashiba, Takeyuki Sekimoto, Yuka Yamada
  • Patent number: 9778233
    Abstract: Provided are a method of and an apparatus for formulating a multicomponent drug capable of surely making a multicomponent drug meeting criteria for productization with high accuracy into a product. The method and apparatus obtain a chromatogram from an extract or a base of a multicomponent drug, evaluate whether the base meets the criteria for productization based on the obtained chromatogram with high accuracy, and subject the base determined in the high-accuracy evaluating as an accepted one meeting the criteria to dosage form processing, to produce a formulated drug having a given dosage form. The high quality evaluation is realized by performing peak assignment of a target fingerprint obtained from a chromatogram to a reference fingerprint with high accuracy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: Tsumura & Co.
    Inventors: Yoshikazu Mori, Keiichi Noda, Bunsho Makino
  • Patent number: 9612223
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a sensor intermediate product includes: disposing a tubular holder and a tubular compact in a tubular metallic shell, and inserting a metallic pin into a first insertion hole of the holder and a second insertion hole of the compact; compressing the compact so as to form a filling member intermediate having a shape which brings the filling member intermediate into pressure contact with the inner wall surface of the metallic shell and allows removal of the metallic pin from the second insertion hole; pulling out the metallic pin from the first insertion hole and the second insertion hole; inserting a sensor element into the first insertion hole and the second insertion hole; and compressing the filling member intermediate to thereby form a filling member which fixes the sensor element inside of the metallic shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: NGK SPARK PLUG CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Daisuke Tahira, Keiichi Noda, Shingo Ito, Atsunori Okada, Yuichi Yamada
  • Publication number: 20170074841
    Abstract: Provided are a method of and an apparatus for formulating a multicomponent drug capable of surely making a multicomponent drug meeting criteria for productization with high accuracy into a product. The method and apparatus obtain a chromatogram from an extract or a base of a multicomponent drug, evaluate whether the base meets the criteria for productization based on the obtained chromatogram with high accuracy, and subject the base determined in the high-accuracy evaluating as an accepted one meeting the criteria to dosage form processing, to produce a formulated drug having a given dosage form. The high quality evaluation is realized by performing peak assignment of a target fingerprint obtained from a chromatogram to a reference fingerprint with high accuracy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2016
    Publication date: March 16, 2017
    Inventors: Yoshikazu MORI, Keiichi NODA, Bunsho MAKINO
  • Patent number: 9596340
    Abstract: A mobile electronic device includes a communication unit, a display, and a controller. The communication unit performs communication for a phone call. The display displays a first screen during the phone call made by the communication unit. The controller causes a second screen different from the first screen to be displayed on the display when the display of which display is turned off is to be re-displayed during the phone call after the display of the first screen is turned off during the phone call.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: KYOCERA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Keiichi Noda
  • Publication number: 20170059512
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a gas sensor includes: disposing a tubular holder and a tubular compact in a tubular metallic shell defining a through hole, the tubular holder defining a first insertion hole, and the tubular compact defining a second insertion hole; preparing a preliminary assembly in which a pin is inserted into the first insertion hole and the second insertion hole; pulling out the pin from the first insertion hole and the second insertion hole and inserting a sensor element into the first insertion hole and the second insertion hole such that a forward end of the pin will come into contact with an end of the sensor element; compressing the compact to thereby fix the sensor element inside of the metallic shell; welding a protection sleeve to the metallic shell to thereby form a semi-assembly; and combining the semi-assembly with another semi-assembly to thereby form the gas sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2016
    Publication date: March 2, 2017
    Inventors: Daisuke TAHIRA, Keiichi NODA, Shingo ITO, Atsunori OKADA, Yuichi YAMADA
  • Publication number: 20170052157
    Abstract: Provided are a method of and an apparatus for formulating a multicomponent drug capable of surely making a multicomponent drug meeting criteria for productization with high accuracy into a product. The method and apparatus obtain a chromatogram from an extract or a base of a multicomponent drug, evaluate whether the base meets the criteria for productization based on the obtained chromatogram with high accuracy, and subject the base determined in the high-accuracy evaluating as an accepted one meeting the criteria to dosage form processing, to produce a formulated drug having a given dosage-form.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2016
    Publication date: February 23, 2017
    Inventors: Yoshikazu MORI, Keiichi NODA
  • Publication number: 20170042769
    Abstract: Provided are a method of and an apparatus for formulating a multicomponent drug capable of surely making a multicomponent drug meeting criteria for productization with high accuracy into a product. The method and apparatus obtain a chromatogram from an extract or a base of a multicomponent drug, evaluate whether the base meets the criteria for productization based on the obtained chromatogram with high accuracy, and subject the base determined in the high-accuracy evaluating as an accepted one meeting the criteria to dosage form processing, to produce a formulated drug having a given dosage form. The high quality evaluation is realized by performing peak assignment of a target fingerprint obtained from a chromatogram to a reference fingerprint with high accuracy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2016
    Publication date: February 16, 2017
    Inventors: Yoshikazu MORI, Keiichi NODA
  • Publication number: 20170010245
    Abstract: Provided are a method of and an apparatus for formulating a multicomponent drug capable of surely making a multicomponent drug meeting criteria for productization with high accuracy into a product. The method and apparatus obtain a chromatogram from an extract or a base of a multicomponent drug, evaluate whether the base meets the criteria for productization based on the obtained chromatogram with high accuracy, and subject the base determined in the high-accuracy evaluating as an accepted one meeting the criteria to dosage form processing, to produce a formulated drug having a given dosage-form. The high-accuracy evaluating is realized by selecting with high accuracy one of reference fingerprints to which peaks of a target fingerprint prepared from the chromatogram are assigned.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2016
    Publication date: January 12, 2017
    Inventors: Yoshikazu MORI, Keiichi NODA
  • Publication number: 20170007502
    Abstract: Provided are a method of and an apparatus for formulating a multicomponent drug capable of surely making a multicomponent drug meeting criteria for productization with high accuracy into a product. The method and apparatus obtain a chromatogram from an extract or a base of a multicomponent drug, evaluate whether the base meets the criteria for productization based on the obtained chromatogram with high accuracy, and subject the base determined in the high-accuracy evaluating as an accepted one meeting the criteria to dosage form processing, to produce a formulated drug having a given dosage-form. The high quality evaluation is realized by using fingerprint area segmentation feature values obtained from a fingerprint formed from a chromatogram and segmented into a plurality of areas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2016
    Publication date: January 12, 2017
    Inventors: Shoichi TESHIMA, Yoshikazu MORI, Keiichi NODA
  • Publication number: 20160222525
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for splitting water. In the present method, first, prepared is a water splitting device comprising: cathode and anode containers in which first and second electrolyte solutions are stored respectively; a proton exchange membrane disposed therebetween; a cathode electrode in contact with the first electrolyte solution and comprises a metal or metal compound; and an anode electrode in contact with the second electrolyte solution and comprises a nitride semiconductor layer. Then, the anode electrode is irradiated with light to split water contained in the first electrolyte solution. The anode electrode comprises a cobalt oxide layer formed of Co3O4 as a main component on a surface of the nitride semiconductor layer; the surface of the nitride semiconductor layer being in contact with the second electrolyte solution. The cathode electrode is electrically connected to the anode electrode without an external power supply.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2016
    Publication date: August 4, 2016
    Inventors: Keiichi Noda, Satoshi Yotsuhashi, Masahiro Deguchi, Hiroshi Hashiba, Takeyuki Sekimoto, Yuka Yamada
  • Patent number: 9354142
    Abstract: Disclosed is a gas sensor including a metal shell, a ceramic holder placed in an axial inner hole of the metal shell and a sensor element inserted through an insertion hole of the ceramic holder. The ceramic holder has a recessed hole recessed toward the rear from a front-facing surface of the ceramic holder. The sensor element has, at a front end part thereof, a detection portion covered with a porous protection layer such that a rear end part of the protection layer is accommodated in the recessed hole with a space left therebetween. Further, the ceramic holder has a front circumferential edge defined between an inner circumferential surface of the recessed hole and the front-facing surface of the ceramic holder such that the whole of the front circumferential edge is located radially inside of a radially innermost position of the axial hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: NGK SPARK PLUG CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Daisuke Tahira, Shingo Ito, Keiichi Noda, Yuichi Yamada, Makoto Kume