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).

  • Publication number: 20160141922
    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: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2014
    Publication date: May 19, 2016
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Kobe Seiko Sho (Kobe Steel, Ltd.)
    Inventors: Kenichi INOUE, Hideo FUJII, Hiroyuki MITANI, Takehiro TSUCHIDA, Katsura KAJIHARA
  • Patent number: 9330834
    Abstract: A core member (2) of the disclosed reactor (Da) comprises a magnetic wire material and is arranged outside a plurality of coils (1). As the core member (2) in the reactor (Da) having this structure is a wire material and is arranged outside the plurality of coils (1), the core member (2) can be formed by the winding of the wire material, simplifying manufacturing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: Kobe Steel Ltd.
    Inventors: Tsutomu Morimoto, Kenichi Inoue, Koji Inoue, Hiroshi Hashimoto
  • Patent number: 9298165
    Abstract: A typesetting fixing method includes: disposing a typesetting member on a front surface of a dial plate, the dial plate being made of a transparent or semitransparent resin and the typesetting member being made of an opaque or semitransparent resin having a laser absorbing property; irradiating the dial plate with a laser beam from a rear side of the dial plate while the dial plate is uniformly applied a pressure by a heat-resistant jig; and welding the typesetting member on the dial plate by absorbing the laser beam at an interface of the typesetting member and by melting at least one of the typesetting member and the dial plate by heat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kenichi Inoue
  • Patent number: 9263181
    Abstract: Provided are a multi-phase transformer having an easier-producible structure, and a transformation system wherein a plurality of such transformers are serially connected. Disclosed is a three-phase transformer (Tra) provided with three coils (1u, 1v, 1w) and a pair of magnetic members (21, 22) respectively provided on opposite ends in the axial direction of the coils (1u, 1v, 1w), wherein the coils (1u, 1v, 1w) are respectively provided with first and second sub-coils (11u, 12u; 11v, 12v; 11w, 12w).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: Kobe Steel, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kenichi Inoue, Takayoshi Miyazaki, Kyoji Zaitsu, Koji Inoue
  • Publication number: 20160040271
    Abstract: To provide a silver-bismuth powder, which includes: silver; and bismuth, wherein a mass ratio (silver:bismuth) of the silver to the bismuth is 95:5 to 40:60, wherein a cumulative 50% point of particle diameter (D50) of the silver-bismuth powder in a volume-based particle size distribution thereof as measured by a laser diffraction particle size distribution analysis is 0.1 ?m to 10 ?m, and wherein an oxygen content of the silver-bismuth powder is 5.5% by mass or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2015
    Publication date: February 11, 2016
    Inventors: Kozo OGI, Kenichi INOUE, Atsushi EBARA, Akihiro ASANO, Hideyuki FUJIMOTO, Takahiro YAMADA
  • Patent number: 9254493
    Abstract: The invention is characterized in: forming a magnetic field inside a flow channel tube, the tube wall of which is formed from a material that is nonmagnetic and which, when the pressure outside the flow channel tube is lower than the pressure inside the flow channel tube, passes a portion of the air flowing inside the tube through the tube wall and discharges same to the outside thereof; supplying air to the flow channel tube so that at least a region of laminar flow is formed inside the flow channel tube; and reducing the pressure outside the flow channel tube to a prescribed pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2016
    Assignee: Kobe Steel, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kenichi Inoue, Takashi Hase, Shingo Kasai
  • Publication number: 20150378310
    Abstract: A typesetting fixing method includes: disposing a typesetting member on a front surface of a dial plate, the dial plate being made of a transparent or semitransparent resin and the typesetting member being made of an opaque or semitransparent resin having a laser absorbing property; irradiating the dial plate with a laser beam from a rear side of the dial plate while the dial plate is uniformly applied a pressure by a heat-resistant jig; and welding the typesetting member on the dial plate by absorbing the laser beam at an interface of the typesetting member and by melting at least one of the typesetting member and the dial plate by heat.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2015
    Publication date: December 31, 2015
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kenichi INOUE
  • Publication number: 20150381097
    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: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2013
    Publication date: December 31, 2015
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Kobe Seiko Sho (Kobe Steel, Ltd.)
    Inventors: Masashi HAMAGUCHI, Toshihiro NOGI, Kenichi INOUE
  • Publication number: 20150299467
    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: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2013
    Publication date: October 22, 2015
    Inventors: Kenichi INOUE, Hiroki SATO, Masayuki SAITO
  • Patent number: 9160219
    Abstract: Disclosed is a brushless motor (1A) which is an axial gap type brushless motor (1A) wherein stators (3A, 4A) comprising a coil (41) and a rotor (2) comprising a permanent magnet (23) are arranged with a gap therebetween in the axial direction. The coil (41) is a band-like wire which is spirally wound such that the width direction of the band-like wire generally coincides with the direction of the magnetic flux that is generated by the permanent magnet (23) of the rotor (2). Consequently, the axial gap type brushless motor (1A) having the above-described structure can be further reduced in eddy current loss in comparison to conventional brushless motors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: Kobe Steel, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Takamatsu, Koji Inoue, Kenichi Inoue, Takashi Hase, Osamu Ozaki, Chikara Ichihara, Masakatsu Maruyama, Yasushi Maeda, Hiroyuki Mitani
  • Publication number: 20150275344
    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: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2013
    Publication date: October 1, 2015
    Applicant: HITACHI METALS, LTD.
    Inventors: Susumu Katsuragi, Masahide Kawabata, Tomonori Sakuta, Kana Morishita, Kenichi Inoue
  • Publication number: 20150255192
    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: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2013
    Publication date: September 10, 2015
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Kobe Seiko Sho (Kobe Steel, Ltd.)
    Inventors: Tetsuya Ogawa, Hideo Fujii, Chikara Ichihara, Kenichi Inoue
  • Publication number: 20150240353
    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: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2013
    Publication date: August 27, 2015
    Applicant: HITACHI TOOL ENGINEERING, LTD.
    Inventors: Yuuzoh Fukunaga, Syuuhou Koseki, Kazuyuki Kubota, Kenichi Inoue
  • Patent number: 9090965
    Abstract: There is provided a slide part used in an environment where there is a lubricant containing a molybdenum compound including a hard protective layer formed on an outermost surface of a substrate of the slide part; in which: the hard protective layer includes mainly carbon, nitrogen, and a metal element; the hard protective layer is composed of a complex of an amorphous carbon body containing nitrogen and a compound crystal of the metal element; the compound crystal is composed of at least one of a metal carbide, a metal nitride, and a metal carbonitride; and a surface hardness of the hard protective layer is 1800 or larger in Vickers hardness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Assignee: HITACHI METALS, LTD.
    Inventors: Itto Sugimoto, Kazutaka Okamoto, Fumiaki Honda, Kenichi Inoue
  • Publication number: 20150198709
    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: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2015
    Publication date: July 16, 2015
    Inventor: KENICHI INOUE
  • Publication number: 20150136608
    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: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Kobe Seiko Sho (Kobe Steel, Ltd.)
    Inventors: Satoru Takada, Kazunori Kobayashi, Toshiyuki Tanaka, Kenichi Inoue
  • Publication number: 20150086412
    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: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2013
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Applicant: HITACHI METALS, LTD.
    Inventors: Kana Morishita, Kenichi Inoue, Susumu Katsuragi, Masahide Kawabata, Tomonori Sakuta
  • Publication number: 20150071094
    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: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventors: Nobutoshi Otonari, Kenichi Inoue, Hiroaki Iida
  • Publication number: 20150022049
    Abstract: A rotor (1) for an induction torque motor according to the present invention comprises an axial body (1a) and a cylindrical body (1b) which is coupled to the axial body (1a) coaxially with the core of the axial body (1a) and is formed with a soft magnetic material wherein the specific electric resistivity is 0.4 [[mu]ohmsm] or less and the specific magnetic permeability is 1000 to 50000. An induction torque motor (TM) according to the present invention comprises the rotor (1) for an induction torque motor. Therefore, the rotor (1) for an induction torque motor and the induction torque motor (TM) according to the present invention can further improve performance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2013
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA KOBE SEIKO SHO (KOBE STEEL, LTD.)
    Inventors: Hideo Fujii, Kenichi Inoue, Shingo Kasai, Masamichi Chiba
  • Publication number: 20140357470
    Abstract: The present invention is a metal colloid solution comprising: colloidal particles consisting of metal particles consisting of one or two or more metal(s) and a protective agent bonding to the metal particles; and a solvent as a dispersion medium of the colloidal particles, wherein: a chloride ion concentration per a metal concentration of 1 mass % is 25 ppm or less; and a nitrate ion concentration per a metal concentration of 1 mass % is 7500 ppm or less. In the present invention, adsorption performance can be improved with adjustment of the amount of the protective agent of the colloidal particles. It is preferable to bind the protective agent of 0.2 to 2.5 times the mass of the metal particles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2013
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Applicant: Tanaka Kikinzoku Kogyo K.K.
    Inventors: Yuusuke Ohshima, Hitoshi Kubo, Tomoko Ishikawa, Noriaki Nakamura, Junichi Taniuchi, Yoshiteru Tsuchiya, Hiroaki Takahashi, Hidenori Takanezawa, Kenichi Inoue, Syunsuke Kato, Hirokazu Shiraishi