Patents by Inventor Kenichi Inoue

Kenichi 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: 10063114
    Abstract: Provided is a so-called Lundell-type generator capable of avoiding generation of eddy current in rotor iron-cores without complicated structure. The generator includes a stator, a rotary shaft, first and second rotor iron-cores, and a rotor coil. Each rotor iron-core includes a base and rotor magnetic-pole portions extending axially from the base, the rotor coil disposed on the inside thereof. Each rotor iron-core is formed of a plurality of unit plates stacked axially. The unit plates integrally include respective basal plate portions stacked to form the bases and a plurality of magnetic-pole plate portions stacked to form the rotor magnetic-pole plate portions stacked to form the rotor magnetic-pole portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Kobe Steel, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kenichi Inoue, Hideo Fujii, Hiroyuki Mitani, Takehiro Tsuchida, Katsura Kajihara
  • Publication number: 20180238818
    Abstract: An inspection apparatus 20 is for an inspection of a target region 13 including a part of a subsurface portion 12 of a sample 10 having an approximately circular cross section. The inspection apparatus 20 includes an X-ray source 40 that emits X-rays, a crystal plate 70 being a single crystal, and a detector 80. The crystal plate 70 is disposed to reflect and diffract X-rays (refractive X-rays X5) having been emitted by the X-ray source 40 and refracted in the target region 13. The crystal plate 70 is disposed to allow X-rays (rectilinear X-rays X3) having been emitted by the X-ray source 40 and entering the crystal plate 70 without having been incident on the sample 10 to transmit through the crystal plate 70. The detector 80 detects an intensity of the X-rays (reflected and diffracted X-rays X7) reflected and diffracted by the crystal plate 70.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2018
    Publication date: August 23, 2018
    Applicant: KOBELCO RESEARCH INSTITUTE, INC.
    Inventors: Kenichi INOUE, Hiroyasu YAMASAKI, Masayuki INABA
  • Publication number: 20180124888
    Abstract: The lighting system for plant cultivation (9) according to the present invention is configured to be capable of switching between an intermittent lighting mode and a continuous lighting mode. The intermittent lighting mode is a mode in which a light source emits light with a lighting cycle comprising a light period of turning on the light source for a predetermined time period and a dark period of turning off the light source for a predetermined time period. The continuous lighting mode is a mode in which the light source continuously emits light. In another aspect, the lighting system for plant cultivation (9) comprises a light source (3), a light source driving unit (2) that drives the light source (3), and a control unit (1) that transmits a pulse signal to the light source driving unit (2).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2016
    Publication date: May 3, 2018
    Inventors: Yutaka MIZUKUSA, Kenichi INOUE, Kazuhiro KASHIWAGI, Ayafumi TANIJI
  • Patent number: 9892818
    Abstract: An aluminum alloy comprising more than 3.5% and up to 6.0% of Mg, 0.02 to 1.0% inclusive of Cu, 0.02 to 0.1% inclusive of Cr, and a remainder made up by Al and unavoidable impurities, wherein the contents of Si and Fe in the unavoidable impurities are limited to 0.05% or less and 0.05% or less, respectively, and wherein the number of intermetallic compound particles contained in the aluminum alloy and having a maximum length of 4 ?m or more is 50 particles or less per 1 mm2 of an arbitrary cross-sectional area of the aluminum alloy. An aluminum alloy is provided, which has excellent anodic-oxidation-treatability and can be used for providing an anodic-oxidation-treated aluminum alloy member having high withstand voltage properties and such excellent heat resistance that the occurrence of cracking under high temperatures conditions can be prevented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: Kobe Steel, Ltd.
    Inventors: Satoru Takada, Kazunori Kobayashi, Toshiyuki Tanaka, Kenichi Inoue
  • Publication number: 20170298497
    Abstract: A method for producing a tool coated with a hard coating, the method including the following steps: applying a TiAlN coating layer onto a substrate with a first magnetron sputtering process and applying a TixSi1-xN coating layer onto the TiAlN layer with a second magnetron sputtering process, where x is smaller than or equal to 0.85 and preferably between and including 0.80 and 0. 70 whereas the second magnetron sputtering process is performed with power densities greater than 100 W/cm2 and as such is a HIPIMS process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2015
    Publication date: October 19, 2017
    Inventors: Denis Kurapov, Tomoya Sasaki, Shuho Koseki, Kana Morishita, Saleh Breik Abusuilik, Kenichi Inoue
  • Patent number: 9765678
    Abstract: A heat-resistant, austenitic cast steel having excellent machinability comprising by mass 0.4-0.55% of C, 1-2% of Si, 0.5-1.5% of Mn, 18-27% of Cr, 8-22% of Ni, 1.5-2.5% of Nb, 0.01-0.3% of N, 0.1-0.2% of S, and 0.02-0.15% of Al, the balance being Fe and inevitable impurities, a machinability index I represented by the following formula: I=100×S+75×Al+0.75×Mn?10×C?2×Nb?0.25×Cr?0.15×Ni?1.2×N, wherein each element symbol represents % by mass of each element in the cast steel, meeting the condition of ?3.0?I?+14.0, and an exhaust member made thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: HITACHI METALS, LTD.
    Inventors: Kana Morishita, Kenichi Inoue, Susumu Katsuragi, Masahide Kawabata, Tomonori Sakuta
  • Patent number: 9758851
    Abstract: A heat-resistant, cast ferritic steel having excellent machinability comprising by mass 0.32-0.48% of C, 0.85% or less of Si, 0.1-2% of Mn, 1.5% or less of Ni, 16-23% of Cr, 3.2-5% of Nb, Nb/C being 9-11.5, 0.15% or less of N, 0.05-0.2% of S, and 0.01-0.08% of Al, the balance being Fe and inevitable impurities, and an exhaust member made thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: HITACHI METALS, LTD.
    Inventors: Susumu Katsuragi, Masahide Kawabata, Tomonori Sakuta, Kana Morishita, Kenichi Inoue
  • Publication number: 20170237327
    Abstract: In the outer rotor-type axial gap brushless motor of the present invention, each of a plurality of coils provided to a stator is constituted by winding a band-shaped conductor member via an insulating member such that the width direction of the conductor member runs along the axial direction of the coil, and each coil has a through passage which penetrates in the axial direction of the coil and which is included between prescribed turns in a portion of the coil that corresponds to the outer side in the radial direction of the stator relative to a core portion of the coil.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2015
    Publication date: August 17, 2017
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Kobe Seiko Sho (Kobe Steel, Ltd.)
    Inventors: Kenichi INOUE, Hiroaki KAWAI, Koji INOUE, Takashi HIEKATA, Kazuhide SEKIYAMA
  • Patent number: 9620263
    Abstract: A bus bar (1) comprises: a laminated conductive wire (20) formed by arranging side by side in the longitudinal direction a first plate-shaped conductive wire (21) formed by spirally winding stripe conductors (11, 12) mutually adjacent in the width direction while bringing the opposing inner surfaces closer to each other, and a second plate-shaped conductive wire (22) formed by spirally winding the stripe conductors (11, 12) in the direction opposite the direction of the first conductive wire (21) while bringing the opposing inner surfaces closer to each other, and overlapping these wires (21, 22) so that the outer surfaces in the width direction face each other; and terminals (30) joined to the first conductive wire (21) and the second conductive wire (22) at both ends of the laminated conductive wire (20).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: Kobe Steel, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tetsuya Ogawa, Hideo Fujii, Chikara Ichihara, Kenichi Inoue
  • Publication number: 20170096733
    Abstract: An embodiment of the invention provides a coated cutting tool having a base material and a hard coating, in which: the hard coating is formed from a nitride or a carbonitride having an Al content of from 50 at. % to 68 at. %, a Cr content of from 20 at. % to 46 at. %, and an Si content of from 4 at. % to 15 at. %, relative to the total amount of metal (including semimetal) elements, and when the total of metal (including semimetal) elements, nitrogen, oxygen, and carbon is designated as 100 at. %, the atomic percentage (at. %) A of metal (including semimetal) elements and the atomic percentage (at. %) B of nitrogen satisfy the relationship 1.03?B/A?1.07; and, in an intensity profile obtained from an X-ray diffraction pattern or a selected area diffraction pattern of a transmission electron microscope, an intensity of a peak from the (200) plane or the (111) plane of a face-centered cubic lattice structure exhibits the maximum intensity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2015
    Publication date: April 6, 2017
    Applicants: HITACHI METALS, LTD., MITSUBISHI HITACHI TOOL ENGINEERING, LTD.
    Inventors: Tomoya SASAKI, Kenichi INOUE
  • Patent number: 9604275
    Abstract: In order to provide a covered member for which unexpected galling is suppressed in the initial stages when the member is used, and which has excellent sliding properties, a covered member has a hard film on the working surface and has excellent sliding properties, said hard film including an A layer, for which an a1 layer comprising a nitride, carbonitride, or oxynitride having 30% or more of chromium in terms of atomic ratio in metal (including metalloid; the same shall apply hereinafter) component, and an a2 layer comprising a nitride, carbonitride, or oxynitride having 60% or more of vanadium in terms of atomic ratio in metal component, are alternately laminated, and a B layer on the upper layer of said A layer and comprising a nitride, carbonitride, or oxynitride having 60% or more of vanadium in terms of atomic ratio in metal component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: HITACHI METALS, LTD.
    Inventors: Fumiaki Honda, Kenichi Inoue
  • Patent number: 9602037
    Abstract: A motor drive device and motor drive system according to the present invention comprise: a power source terminal; a charging and discharging unit connected in series with the power source terminal; connection terminals to be connected to each of primary and secondary excitation coils for an anti-symmetric two phase motor; and a drive control unit which has a plurality of switching elements and respectively forms first and second paths by turning these switching elements on and off. The first path is used for independently supplying power to the respective primary and secondary excitation coils from the power source terminal via the connection terminals, and the second path is used for independent regeneration of each residual energy remaining in the primary and secondary excitation coils from the respective primary and secondary excitation coils into the charging and discharging unit via the connection terminals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: Kobe Steel, Ltd.
    Inventors: Masashi Hamaguchi, Toshihiro Nogi, Kenichi Inoue
  • Publication number: 20170060093
    Abstract: A dial includes a first deposited layer and a second deposited layer. The first deposited layer is disposed on an uneven surface and has no peak of spectral reflectance in a visible light range. The second deposited layer is on a flat surface and has a peak of spectral reflectance in the visible light range. The first deposited layer and the second deposited layer overlap with each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2016
    Publication date: March 2, 2017
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yusuke AWANO, Masao AMANO, Kenichi INOUE
  • Patent number: 9534292
    Abstract: A hard-coated tool comprising a titanium carbonitride layer formed directly on a WC-based cemented carbide substrate by a chemical vapor deposition method; the titanium carbonitride layer having a composition comprising 74-81% by mass of titanium, 13-16% by mass of carbon and 6-10% by mass of nitrogen; the titanium carbonitride layer having a structure comprising columnar crystal grains having an average transverse cross section diameter of 0.01-0.22 ?m; a layer of W diffused from the substrate to the titanium carbonitride layer having an average thickness of 30-200 nm; and the titanium carbonitride layer having an X-ray diffraction peak of a (422) plane in a 2? range of 122.7-123.7°.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: Hitachi Tool Engineering, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuuzoh Fukunaga, Syuuhou Koseki, Kazuyuki Kubota, Kenichi Inoue
  • Patent number: 9459614
    Abstract: A machining condition estimating apparatus, and method, for estimating a machining condition to suppress a wear volume of a tool when conducting cutting work in a work machine are provided. For example, an analysis model presenting shapes of a tool and cutting material, may be defined, to be a target of analysis, and an initial value for use of analysis and change volume of the machining condition parameter as analysis parameters may be set up. Coordinates for tool and cutting material contact may be calculated. Moreover, a boundary movement rate, a maximum contact length, and a contact angle are calculated. A machining condition presented by the analysis parameter may also be searched and outputted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: Hitachi Metals, Ltd.
    Inventors: Koji Utsumi, Shigeyoshi Fujihara, Tadashi Kitamura, Kenichi Inoue, Shinji Kayama
  • Patent number: 9459058
    Abstract: This heat sink has bonded on one surface a member to be bonded, and has a cooling member in contact with the other surface. The heat sink is provided with a metal plate having a thermal expansion coefficient larger than that of the member to be bonded, and the metal plate is provided with a center portion where the member to be bonded is bonded, and a plurality of linear peripheral slits formed in a whirl-like radial manner such that the linear peripheral slits surround the center portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: Kobe Steel, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Yokota, Kenichi Inoue, Koji Inoue, Kyoji Zaitsu, Koichi Makii
  • Publication number: 20160268874
    Abstract: Liquefier includes first compression section which is driven by a superconducting motor and which compresses a substance in a gaseous state. Cooling circuit includes: second compression section which is driven by the motor when first compression section is being driven by the motor and which compresses a refrigerant; first heat exchange section which cools the refrigerant by causing heat exchange between a substance in a tank and the compressed refrigerant; second expansion section which brings the refrigerant down to or below a critical temperature of a superconducting material by expanding the cooled refrigerant; and second heat exchange section which imparts cold heat of the refrigerant to the substance by causing heat exchange between the substance in the tank and the refrigerant after cooling a superconducting magnet, and supplies the refrigerant brought down to or below the critical temperature by second expansion section to the motor and cools the superconducting magnet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2016
    Publication date: September 15, 2016
    Applicants: Kabushiki Kaisha Kobe Seiko Sho (Kobe Steel, Ltd.), JAPAN SUPERCONDUCTOR TECHNOLOGY INC.
    Inventors: Kenichi INOUE, Kazuyoshi SAITOU, Kyoji ZAITSU, Koji INOUE, Satoshi ITO
  • Patent number: 9435884
    Abstract: A radar system according to the present disclosure includes a transmit antenna, a receive antenna composed of at least three receive antenna elements, a transmitter, a receiver that generates at least three first received signals by demodulating a plurality of reflected waves received by each of the receive antenna elements, a prefilter that estimates a plurality of main arrival angles representing directions of the targets using the at least three first received signals, a direction canceler that generates at least two first extracted signals by using the at least three first received signals to form nulls in eliminating arrival angles which are all the main arrival angles except an extracting arrival angle, and an image generator that analyzes Doppler frequency components around the extracting arrival angle using the at least two first extracted signals and calculates scattering-center arrival angles which each represent the arrival angle for each Doppler frequency component analyzed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kenichi Inoue
  • Patent number: 9397923
    Abstract: A mobile communication terminal test device includes: test signal transmitting means (40) for transmitting, to a mobile communication terminal (50), a test signal including a plurality of radio resource regions (1 to 8) each of which is surrounded by one or more sub-frames and one or more resource blocks; and response signal receiving means (14) for receiving a response signal to the test signal from the mobile communication terminal. The test signal transmitting means transmits, to the mobile communication terminal, the test signal which includes one radio resource region for each predetermined time interval (T) and in which the position of the radio resource region in the frequency axis direction varies for each predetermined time interval.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: ANRITSU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Nobutoshi Otonari, Kenichi Inoue, Hiroaki Iida
  • Patent number: 9394446
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for recovering Ru complex dye from a used dye solution containing a polypyridine Ru complex as a Ru complex, the used dye solution having been discharged from a step of manufacturing a dye-sensitized solar cell, the method including the steps of: (a): filtering the used dye solution to separate and remove solid content. (b): bringing a separating solvent including an ether-based solvent indicated by a chemical formula CxH(2x+1)—O—CyH(2y+1) (x=1 to 4 and y=1 to 4, with the proviso that x+y?4) or an alkane-based solvent indicated by a chemical formula CxH(2x+2) (x=5 to 7) into contact with the used dye solution to separate the Ru complex dye.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: Tanaka Kikinzoku Kogyo K.K.
    Inventors: Kenichi Inoue, Hiroki Sato, Masayuki Saito