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: 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
  • Publication number: 20140346413
    Abstract: A silver-coated copper alloy powder, which has a low volume resistivity and excellent storage stability (reliability), is produced by coating a copper alloy powder, which has a chemical composition comprising 1 to 50 wt % of at least one of nickel and zinc and the balance being copper and unavoidable impurities (preferably a copper alloy powder wherein a particle diameter (D50 diameter) corresponding to 50% of accumulation in cumulative distribution of the copper alloy powder, which is measured by a laser diffraction particle size analyzer, is 0.1 to 15 ?m), with 7 to 50 wt % of a silver containing layer, preferably a layer of silver or an silver compound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2013
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Inventors: Kenichi Inoue, Kozo Ogi, Atsushi Ebara, Yuto Hiyama, Takahiro Yamada, Toshihiko Ueyama
  • Patent number: 8852314
    Abstract: A magnetic powder for magnetic recording medium comprises acicular particles constituted primarily of Fe, wherein the powder contains Co in an amount such that the Co/Fe ratio is 50 at. % or less and the Co is contained in a manner such that the surface portion has a higher concentration than the core portion of the particles, and upon subjecting the magnetic powder for magnetic recording medium to TG measurement, the powder exhibits at least two oxidation starting points: a low-temperature side oxidation starting point and a high-temperature side oxidation starting point. The magnetic powder achieves improved resistance to oxidation without sacrificing magnetic characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Dowa Electronics Materials Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shinichi Konno, Kenichi Inoue, Toshihiko Ueyama, Kenji Masada, Shinya Sasaki
  • Publication number: 20140249907
    Abstract: There is provided a center server and a store terminal to enhance the targeting accuracy in providing services. The center server gives a unique ID to a member application, sends it to a particular mobile information terminal and manages it as authentication information about a member who is the user of the mobile information terminal. In response to purchases of a particular article by the member, the store terminal inputs the ID from the mobile information terminal and inputs purchase information about the article the member purchases. The center server then acquires attribute information about a member identified by the ID. Then, by checking the purchase information, the attribute information and service information set in association with attribute information about the member and kinds of articles and stored in particular storage means, information about a service to be provided for the member is identified.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2014
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Applicant: Toshiba Global Commerce Solutions Holdings Corporation
    Inventors: Kenichi INOUE, Akira TADA, Yohei TAKABE, Satoru WATANABE
  • Publication number: 20140234582
    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: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2012
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicants: HITACHI METALS, LTD., HITACHI TOOL ENGINEERING, LTD.
    Inventors: Fumiaki Honda, Kenichi Inoue
  • Publication number: 20140224467
    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: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2012
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA KOBE SEIKO SHO (KOBE STEEL, LTD.)
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Yokota, Kenichi Inoue, Koji Inoue, Kyoji Zaitsu, Koichi Makii
  • Publication number: 20140200709
    Abstract: A machining condition estimating apparatus, for estimating a long life-time machining condition, by suppressing boundary wears, from among plural numbers of choices of machining conditions, without building up database, comprise: a means for defining an analysis model presenting shapes of a tool and a cutting material, to be a target of analysis, and various kinds of machining condition parameters relating to relative positions between the tool and the cutting material; a means for setting up an initial value for use of analysis and change volume of the machining condition parameter as analysis parameters; a means for conducting geometric calculation of contact length, over which the tool and the cutting material of the model contact with, for each analysis parameter; a means for producing a distribution waveform, plotting the contact length “Lci” for each position “?i” of a point on each blade edge calculated, on “?i”?“Lci” coordinates, thereby to calculate a ratio of movement length of a boundary portion wi
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2014
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Applicant: Hitachi Metals, Ltd.
    Inventors: Koji UTSUMI, Shigeyoshi FUJIHARA, Tadashi KITAMURA, Kenichi INOUE, Shinji KAYAMA
  • Patent number: 8706765
    Abstract: To enhance the targeting accuracy in providing services such as provision of samples for members by performing management of member information and authentication while securing personal anonymity. There is provided a center server and a store terminal. The center server gives a unique ID to a member application, sends it to a particular mobile information terminal and manages it as authentication information about a member who is the user of the mobile information terminal. In response to purchases of a particular article by the member, the store terminal inputs the ID from the mobile information terminal and inputs purchase information about the article the member purchases. The center server then acquires attribute information about a member identified by the ID.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Toshiba Global Commerce Solutions Holdings Corporation
    Inventors: Kenichi Inoue, Akira Tada, Yohei Takabe, Satoru Watanabe
  • Patent number: 8686894
    Abstract: A radar imaging apparatus includes: (i) a delay code generation unit which repeats, for M scan periods, scan processing of generating, using a transmission code, N delay codes in a scan period for scanning N range gates having mutually different distances from the radar imaging apparatus; (ii) a signal storage unit which stores, in association with a range gate and a scan period, a baseband signal; (iii) a memory control unit which repeatedly writes, in the signal storage unit, for the M scan periods, N demodulated signals corresponding to a single scan period, and reads out a group of M demodulated signals corresponding to mutually different scan periods; (iv) a Doppler frequency discrimination unit which performs frequency analysis on demodulated signals having the same range gate; and (v) a direction of arrival calculation unit which estimates a direction of a target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Takeshi Fukuda, Kenichi Inoue, Toru Sato, Takuya Sakamoto, Kenshi Saho
  • Publication number: 20140013950
    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: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2012
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Kobe Seiko Sho (Kobe Steel Ltd.)
    Inventors: Kenichi Inoue, Takashi Hase, Shingo Kasai
  • Patent number: 8614617
    Abstract: Provided is a reactor that enables high inductance to be generated with stability in a wide current range, while minimizing noise, processing cost, and eddy-current loss. The reactor (D1) has the ratio (t/W) of the width (W) to the thickness (t) of a conductive member that composes an air-core coil configured to be 1 or less, and preferably, 1/10 or less. Furthermore, the reactor also has the absolute value of a value ((L1?L2)/L3) that has had: the difference (L1?L2) between; the space interval (L1) between an inner wall face of a first core member (3) and an inner wall face of a second core member (4), at the innermost circumference position of the air-core coil (1); and the space (L2) between the inner wall face of the first core member (3) and the inner wall face of the second core member (4), at the outermost circumference position of the air-core coil (1); divided by an average value (L3); configured to be 1/50 or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2013
    Assignee: Kobe Steel, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Mitani, Kyoji Zaitsu, Kenichi Inoue, Osamu Ozaki, Hiroshi Hashimoto, Hirofumi Hojo, Koji Inoue, Eiichiro Yoshikawa, Naoya Fujiwara
  • Publication number: 20130234540
    Abstract: This DC brushless motor (1) is provided with a stator (2) that has exciting coils (31, 32) and a rotor (4) that is positioned coaxially to the stator (2). The stator (2) has a quasi-E-shaped cross-section in the axial direction at the radius part; a plurality of protrusions (212, 222, 232) serving as magnetic poles are formed on the respective 3 parallel sections (211, 221, 231) of the E in the same number in the circumferential direction; and of the magnetic poles (212, 222, 232) formed at the 3 parallel sections (211, 221, 231) of the E, the top and the bottom magnetic poles (212, 232) are respectively positioned so as to be shifted in the opposite directions in the circumferential direction with respect to the center line of the middle magnetic pole (222). Changes in the magnetic resistance between the stator (2) and the rotor (4), which are caused by the flow of a magnetic flux generated around the exciting coils (31, 32), are utilized as a driving force.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2011
    Publication date: September 12, 2013
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA KOBE SEIKO SHO (KOBE STEEL, LTD)
    Inventors: Akira Tsutsui, Kenichi Inoue, Lyoji Zaitsu
  • Publication number: 20130200744
    Abstract: This brushless DC motor (1) is provided with a stator (3) having a main body (312, 322) disposed on both ends thereof in the rotational axis direction with a single exciting coil (2) disposed between the main bodies (312, 322), and with a rotor (4) disposed in the interior of the stator (3), wherein main body (312) is formed with a first magnetic core (31) and main body (322) is formed with a second magnetic core (32), the magnetic cores (31, 32) functioning as a magnetic pole and having protrusions (311, 321), the quantity of which being different for each magnetic core (31, 32). The brushless DC motor (1) uses, as the driving force, the variation in the magnetic resistance between the stator (3) and the rotor (4) in relation to the flow of the magnetic flux generated in the periphery of the exciting coil (2).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2011
    Publication date: August 8, 2013
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA KOBE SEIKO SHO (Kobe Steel, Ltd.)
    Inventors: Takeo Miyamura, Kenichi Inoue, Akira Tsutsui, Hiroshi Hashimoto, Hiroyuki Mitani, Kyoji Zaitsu
  • Publication number: 20130113587
    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: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2011
    Publication date: May 9, 2013
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Kobe Seiko sho (Kobe Steel, Ltd.)
    Inventors: Kenichi Inoue, Takayoshi Miyazaki, Kyoji Zaitsu, Koji Inoue
  • Publication number: 20130063237
    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: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2011
    Publication date: March 14, 2013
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Kobe Seiko Sho (Kobe Steel, Ltd.)
    Inventors: Tsutomu Morimoto, Kenichi Inoue, Koji Inoue, Hiroshi Hashimoto
  • Patent number: 8388927
    Abstract: Scorodite-type iron-arsenic compound particles in which the particle surface layer part comprise an iron-rich layer having an Fe/As molar ratio of at least 1.24. The particles can be obtained in a reaction process of feeding an oxygen-containing gas to an aqueous solution containing an arsenic(V) ion and an iron(II) ion to precipitate a scorodite-type iron-arsenic compound crystal at a pH of at most 2, in which an oxidizing agent is further added to the liquid before the end of the reaction (treatment A). The particles may also be obtained by a method comprising keeping a scorodite-type iron-arsenic compound particle of good crystallinity in contact with an iron ion-containing aqueous solution having a controlled pH of from 2 to 9 at 0 to 90° C. (treatment B). The scorodite-type iron-arsenic particles have good filterability and excellent arsenic release-preventing effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: Dowa Metals & Mining Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kenichi Inoue, Haruhiro Otani, Yoshihiro Honma
  • Publication number: 20130009508
    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: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2010
    Publication date: January 10, 2013
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA KOBE SEIKO SHO (Kobe Steel, Ltd.)
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Takamatsu, Koji Inoue, Kenichi Inoue, Takashi Hase, Osamu Ozaki, Chikara Ichihara, Masakatsu Maruyama, Yasushi Maeda, Hiroyuki Mitani
  • Patent number: 8340869
    Abstract: A vehicle includes a contact-position-dependent type operational intention determining unit that detects a change in posture of a rider using posture sensors for a backrest disposed in areas of a backrest with which left and right shoulder blades of the rider come into contact, and thereby determines whether there is an operational intention of the rider; and a left-right amount-of-change comparison type turn intention determining unit that determines, only when it is determined that there is an operational intention, whether there is a left or right turn intention of the rider from a difference between sensor output values located left-right symmetrically.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Yumi Wakita, Yumiko Kato, Mizuho Sakakibara, Kenichi Inoue
  • Patent number: 8321436
    Abstract: To enhance the targeting accuracy in providing services such as provision of samples for members by performing management of member information and authentication while securing personal anonymity. There is provided a center server and a store terminal. The center server gives a unique ID to a member application, sends it to a particular mobile information terminal and manages it as authentication information about a member who is the user of the mobile information terminal. In response to purchases of a particular article by the member, the store terminal inputs the ID from the mobile information terminal and inputs purchase information about the article the member purchases. The center server then acquires attribute information about a member identified by the ID.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignees: Toshiba Global Commerce Solutions Holdings Corporation, Nippon Shuppan Hanbai, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenichi Inoue, Akira Tada, Yohei Takabo, Satoru Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20120293359
    Abstract: A radar imaging apparatus includes: (i) a delay code generation unit which repeats, for M scan periods, scan processing of generating, using a transmission code, N delay codes in a scan period for scanning N range gates having mutually different distances from the radar imaging apparatus; (ii) a signal storage unit which stores, in association with a range gate and a scan period, a baseband signal; (iii) a memory control unit which repeatedly writes, in the signal storage unit, for the M scan periods, N demodulated signals corresponding to a single scan period, and reads out a group of M demodulated signals corresponding to mutually different scan periods; (iv) a Doppler frequency discrimination unit which performs frequency analysis on demodulated signals having the same range gate; and (v) a direction of arrival calculation unit which estimates a direction of a target.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2012
    Publication date: November 22, 2012
    Inventors: Takeshi FUKUDA, Kenichi Inoue, Toru Sato, Takuya Sakamoto, Kenshi Saho