Kenichi Kobayashi 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).
Abstract: A seed crystal is a crystal of zeolite that is to be deposited on a support when producing a zeolite membrane complex that includes the support and a zeolite membrane formed on the support. A volume-cumulative particle size distribution of the seed crystal, measured by a laser diffraction scattering method, has a coefficient of variation of 0.5 or less and a kurtosis of 5 or less. Use of these seed crystals improves the bonding of zeolite crystals when producing the zeolite membrane. As a result, a dense zeolite membrane can be formed.
March 16, 2020
Date of Patent:
February 23, 2021
NGK Insulators, Ltd.
Ko Kobayashi, Ryotaro Yoshimura, Kenichi Noda
Abstract: At least one stable isotope reagent is added to each biological sample and standard sample to prepare biological samples for analysis and standard sample for analysis. The quality of the biological samples is evaluated using data of one set of biological samples for analysis composed of a plurality of biological samples for analysis. Besides, the quality of a pretreatment and/or analysis of each set of samples for analysis is evaluated using data obtained by analyzing the standard sample for analysis before and after an analysis of one set of samples for analysis. An abnormality in a chromatograph or mass analyzer used for the analysis of one set of samples is evaluated by the data obtained by analyzing a sample for device evaluation before and after the analysis of one set of samples for analysis. Thus, the quality of data obtained by chromatographic mass spectrometry on biological samples is comprehensively evaluated.
February 1, 2018
Date of Patent:
February 23, 2021
SHIMADZU CORPORATION, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION KOBE UNIVERSITY
Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes: a detection unit configured to detect an amount of developer stored in a developing container and to output remaining amount information; and a control unit configured to perform control, during a replenishment of the developer to the developing container using, a replenishment container, to cause a display unit to display a message related to the replenishment. When the replenishment is instructed, the control unit is further configured to perform a first control during the replenishment in a case where the remaining amount information indicates a first remaining amount, and configured to perform a second control different from the first control during the replenishment in a case where the remaining amount information indicates a second remaining amount greater than the first remaining amount.
Abstract: A communication unit includes a communication circuit section that transmits transmission data to a communicated unit in each time-segment configured by a predetermined division number of time slots. The communication unit further includes a measuring section that, in a case where the time-segment includes a predetermined number or more of first time slots available for transmission of the transmission data and a predetermined number or less of second time slots not used for the transmission of the transmission data, measures a first signal value in a period of one or more of the first time slots and a second signal value in a period of one or more of the second time slots.
Abstract: A trap filter includes a first inductor, a second inductor, and a capacitor. A first end of the first inductor extends to a first connection portion, a third end of the second inductor is connected to a second end of the first inductor, and a fourth end extends to a second connection portion. The capacitor is connected in parallel with the second inductor. The first inductor and the second inductor are subtractive-polarity coupled. An inductance value of the second inductor is less than an absolute value of mutual inductance generated by coupling of the first inductor and the second inductor.
Abstract: Provided are a novel conjugate of a bioactive carboxylic acid type compound with a polymer having a carboxy group, represented by Formula (I) as defined in the specification, capable of finely controlling a sustained release rate, and capable of sustainably releasing even a drug in which the vicinity of a carbonyl group of the bioactive carboxylic acid type compound is sterically crowded, and a method for manufacturing the same.
Abstract: An offset correction device includes: an amplitude adjuster that adjusts an amplitude of a detection signal output from an encoder by adjusting a gain of the detection signal so that the amplitude is within a predetermined range; an offset corrector that corrects an offset of an amplitude center of the detection signal; and a storage that stores a relationship between the gain and an offset amount in advance, wherein the offset corrector refers to the relationship stored in the storage when the amplitude adjuster changes the gain, obtains the offset amount corresponding to the changed gain, and corrects the offset based on the obtained offset amount.
June 25, 2020
December 31, 2020
Kenichi Hayashi, Naoki Kobayashi, Hiroatsu Mori
Abstract: A tractor includes: a driver seat on which a driver can sit; a hood 5 provided in front of the driver seat; and an antenna unit that receives satellite positioning information. When viewed from the front, an upper end portion of a ROPS and at least part of the antenna unit overlap with each other.
Abstract: A processing system includes: a first statistical operator configured to divide data output from each sensor of a target apparatus according to each processing division of a processing performed by the target apparatus, and perform a statistical operation for each processing division; a second statistical operator configured to divide data output from each sensor of a comparative apparatus according to each processing division of the processing performed by the comparative apparatus, and perform a statistical operation for each processing division; a calculator configured to calculate a difference value between a result of the statistical operation performed by the first statistical operator and a result of the statistical operation performed by the second statistical operator, for each processing division; and a display controller configured to display the difference value for each processing division in a graph.
Abstract: A surface protection composition which is hard to deform or flow even placed under environments of a large temperature change with an external physical load such as pressure, and which stably protects a metal surface. A terminal fitted electric wire coated with the composition. The surface protection composition contains a high-consistency material (A) containing a lubricant base oil and an amide compound, and a phosphorus composition (B). The phosphorus composition (B) contains a composition (b1) containing one or more compounds represented by the general formulae (1) and (2) and one or more metals and/or one or more amines. The phosphorus composition (B) also contains one or more compounds (b2) represented by the general formula (3).
Abstract: An electromagnetic induction type encoder, wherein at least one of widths of a first transceiver coil, a first plurality of conductors and a first receiver coil of a first track in a direction vertical to facing direction between a detection head and a scale and a measurement direction is different from corresponding width of a second transceiver coil, a second plurality of conductors and a second receiver coil in the direction vertical to the facing direction and the measurement direction.
Abstract: A working vehicle includes a vehicle body to travel, a steering handle to be turned to steer the vehicle body, and a steering switch to steer the vehicle body separately from the steering handle. The steering switch may be a switch to be operated in a pressing manner or in a sliding manner to steer the vehicle body. In addition, the steering switch may be arranged around the steering handle.
Abstract: A plasma etching apparatus includes a second electrode configured to support a target substrate thereon, a second RF power supply unit configured to apply a second RF power for providing a bias for ion attraction to the second electrode, and a control system including and an RF controller. The RF controller is configured to switch the second RF power supply unit between a continuous mode that executes continuous supply of the second RF power at a constant power level and a power modulation mode that executes modulation of the second RF power between a first power and a second power larger than the first power. The RF controller is preset to control the second RF power supply unit such that the second RF power supply unit is first operated in the continuous mode for plasma ignition and then is switched into the power modulation mode.
Abstract: A projecting portion is formed on a nozzle ring, projects to a radially outer side with respect to a cylindrical portion, extends in a circumferential direction, and is held in abutment against a housing from a side of a link plate. A plate is faced to the nozzle ring on a side of a nozzle vane, and is configured to form a flow passage in a clearance to the nozzle ring. A pin is inserted into a first insertion portion formed in the nozzle ring and a second insertion portion formed in the plate, and to which the nozzle ring and the plate are mounted while the clearance is maintained. A counter bore groove is formed in the first insertion portion of the nozzle ring on the side of the link plate, and cut out the projecting portion.
Abstract: Provided is an ejection apparatus including: an ejection head having an ejection opening for ejecting an ejection material in a liquid state; a storage container storing therein the ejection material and communicating with the ejection head; and a pressure control unit that maintains the pressure inside the storage container at a negative pressure. The pressure control unit generates a first pressure in the storage container in a normal operation, the first pressure being capable of forming a meniscus of the ejection material in the ejection opening. The pressure control unit drops the pressure inside the storage container to at least the first pressure in a case where the pressure inside the storage container reaches a predetermined pressure above the first pressure.
Abstract: In a substrate polishing apparatus where a polishing liquid passes through inside a rotary joint, the rotary joint requires maintenance. There is provided a substrate polishing apparatus that includes: a polishing head for holding a substrate; a rotary table that has a surface to which a first opening portion is provided; a polishing liquid discharge mechanism disposed to the rotary table; and a controller configured to control at least the polishing liquid discharge mechanism. The polishing liquid discharge mechanism includes a first cylinder, a first piston, and a driving mechanism that drives the first piston. The first opening portion is communicated with a liquid holding space defined by the first cylinder and the first piston. The controller controls the driving of the first piston by the driving mechanism to increase and decrease a volume of the liquid holding space.
Abstract: A carbon electrode material is disclosed for a redox flow battery that particularly, even when using an Mn—Ti type electrolyte, while stabilizing Mn ions and suppressing a rise in cell resistance during initial charge and discharge, has excellent oxidation resistance. The electrode material includes a carbonaceous fiber, and a carbonaceous material for binding the carbonaceous fiber, and satisfies the requirements: (1) when the size of a crystallite in a c axis direction found by X-ray diffraction in the carbonaceous material (B) is Lc(B), Lc(B) is 10 nm or greater; (2) when the size of the crystallite in the c axis direction found by X-ray diffraction in the carbonaceous fiber (A) is Lc(A), Lc(B)/Lc(A) is 1.0 or greater; and (3) the number of bonded oxygen atoms of the carbon electrode material surface is 1.0% or greater than the total number of carbon atoms of the carbon electrode material surface.
August 29, 2018
November 26, 2020
TOYOBO CO., LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
Abstract: An organic electroluminescence (EL) display panel having pixels arranged in a matrix of rows and columns includes: a substrate; pixel electrode layers that are made of a light-reflective material and are arranged on the substrate in the matrix; an insulating layer that is provided above the substrate and the pixel electrode layers; organic functional layers that are provided above the pixel electrode layers; and a light-transmissive counter electrode layer that is provided above the organic functional layers, wherein the insulating layer has a first opening and second openings for each of the pixel electrode layers, the first opening being elongated in a column direction, the second openings each being shorter than the first opening in the column direction and being lined up adjacent to the first opening, and the organic functional layers include light-emitting layers in which organic electroluminescence occurs in the first opening and the second openings.
Abstract: A continuously variable transmission includes a variator having a belt wound around a pair of pulleys, and a case forming a container chamber for the variator. The pulleys include fixed pulleys and movable pulleys. The belt includes elements stacked to be arranged in an annular form, and rings binding the element stacked. A circumference wall portion of the case is provided with a monitoring hole enabling flank faces of the elements to be monitored.