Patents by Inventor Kenji Ishikawa

Kenji Ishikawa 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: 10596722
    Abstract: A ceramic formed body extrusion method for forming a ceramic formed body having a wall-shaped or plate-shaped formed portion by using an extrusion die provided with a slit for extrusion of a ceramic formed body from a raw material for forming, the slit including a slit former stage unit located on an upstream side in an extrusion direction in the extrusion and a slit latter stage unit located on a downstream side in the extrusion direction, the slit latter stage unit having a width of three to 27 times a width of the slit former stage unit, and by extruding a raw material containing a first particle having an aspect ratio of two or more and less than 300 such that the raw material passes though the slit former stage unit of the extrusion die and then passes through the slit latter stage unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: NGK Insulators, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takafumi Kimata, Kenichi Hidaka, Yoshio Kikuchi, Masaki Ishikawa, Kisuke Yamamoto, Kenji Morimoto
  • Publication number: 20200090897
    Abstract: An object of the invention is to stably supply an electron beam from an electron gun, that is, to prevent variation in intensity of the electron beam. The invention provides a charged particle beam device that includes an electron gun having an electron source, an extraction electrode to which a voltage used for extracting electrons from the electron source is applied, and an acceleration electrode to which a voltage used for accelerating the electrons extracted from the electron source is applied, a first heating unit that heats the extraction electrode, and a second heating unit that heats the acceleration electrode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2019
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Inventors: Keigo KASUYA, Shuhei ISHIKAWA, Kenji TANIMOTO, Hajime KAWANO, Hideo TODOKORO, Souichi KATAGIRI, Takashi DOI, Soichiro MATSUNAGA
  • Patent number: 10566196
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a bonded SOI wafer, including depositing a polycrystalline silicon layer on a base wafer, forming an insulator film on a bond wafer, bonding the bond wafer and a polished surface of the silicon layer with the insulator film interposed, and thinning the bond wafer, wherein a silicon single crystal wafer having a resistivity of 100 ?·cm or more is the base wafer, the step of depositing the silicon layer includes a stage of forming an oxide film on the surface of the base wafer, and the silicon layer is deposited between 1050° C. and 1200° C. Accordingly, the method enables a polycrystalline silicon layer to be deposited while preventing the progress of single crystallization even through a heat treatment step in the SOI wafer manufacturing process or a heat treatment step in the device manufacturing process and can improve throughput in the polycrystalline silicon layer depositing step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: SHIN-ETSU HANDOTAI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Norihiro Kobayashi, Osamu Ishikawa, Kenji Meguro, Taishi Wakabayashi, Hiroyuki Oonishi
  • Patent number: 10530976
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides apparatuses and methods for color imaging and an increased field of view using spectrally encoded endoscopy techniques. At least one of the apparatuses includes an illumination unit having two or more spectrally dispersive gratings positioned, for example, on different planes or on the same plane but having grating vectors at an angle to each other such that bands of spectrally dispersed light propagating from the gratings propagate on different planes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Canon U.S.A., Inc.
    Inventors: Seiji Takeuchi, Jacob Schieffelin Brauer, Anderson Mach, Badr Elmaanaoui, Sarika Verma, Kenji Yamazoe, Toshiyuki Sudo, Michio Ishikawa
  • Publication number: 20190391566
    Abstract: A master machine supporting system includes a master machine in which a speed reducer is incorporated, and a server configured to store performance data of the speed reducer in association with a speed reducer ID of each speed reducer. The server transmits performance data corresponding to the speed reducer ID in response to a performance data transmission request including the speed reducer ID. The master machine receives an input of the performance data of the speed reducer incorporated in the master machine and controls an operation of the master machine based on the input performance data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2019
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Inventors: Tetsuzou Ishikawa, Jun Tamenaga, Kenji Matsunaga
  • Publication number: 20190381814
    Abstract: A printer includes a head unit and a platen unit. The head unit includes a print head. The platen unit includes a platen roller, a support, and a guide roller. The platen roller is rotatably supported on the support and configured to rotate to convey recording sheet. The guide roller includes a roller part, and the roller part is configured to rotate in contact with the recording sheet as the recording sheet is conveyed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2019
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Inventors: Kenji Sekine, Masahiro Tsuchiya, Tetsuhiro Ishikawa
  • Publication number: 20190375302
    Abstract: An article transferring device that transfers articles includes: a traveling rail; primary-side stators; a power source; a first transporting carriage and a second transporting carriage each of which includes a secondary-side movable element and transports an article by the secondary-side movable element receiving a magnetic action from the primary-side stators. Each of the first transporting carriage and the second transporting carriage is caused to travel so as to be stopped or change a traveling speed individually by a ground primary-side linear motor system including the primary-side stators and the secondary-side movable element, and further includes a transferring unit that transfers the article in an intersecting direction intersecting with the predetermined path by receiving force from the power source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2017
    Publication date: December 12, 2019
    Inventors: Isao Fukuda, Kazuhiro Ishikawa, Kenji Kadoguchi, Masataka Hayashi
  • Publication number: 20190351577
    Abstract: A ceramic formed body extrusion method for forming a ceramic formed body having a wall-shaped or plate-shaped formed portion by using an extrusion die provided with a slit for extrusion of a ceramic formed body from a raw material for forming, the slit including a slit former stage unit located on an upstream side in an extrusion direction in the extrusion and a slit latter stage unit located on a downstream side in the extrusion direction, the slit latter stage unit having a width of three to 27 times a width of the slit former stage unit, and by extruding a raw material containing a first particle having an aspect ratio of two or more and less than 300 such that the raw material passes though the slit former stage unit of the extrusion die and then passes through the slit latter stage unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2019
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Applicant: NGK Insulators, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takafumi KIMATA, Kenichi HIDAKA, Yoshio KIKUCHI, Masaki ISHIKAWA, Kisuke YAMAMOTO, Kenji MORIMOTO
  • Publication number: 20190351578
    Abstract: A ceramic formed body extrusion method for forming a ceramic formed body having a wall-shaped or plate-shaped formed portion by using an extrusion die provided with a slit for extrusion of a ceramic formed body from a raw material for forming, the slit including a slit former stage unit located on an upstream side in an extrusion direction in the extrusion and a slit latter stage unit located on a downstream side in the extrusion direction, the slit latter stage unit having a width of three to 27 times a width of the slit former stage unit, and by extruding a raw material containing a first particle having an aspect ratio of two or more and less than 300 such that the raw material passes though the slit former stage unit of the extrusion die and then passes through the slit latter stage unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2019
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Applicant: NGK Insulators, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takafumi KIMATA, Kenichi HIDAKA, Yoshio KIKUCHI, Masaki ISHIKAWA, Kisuke YAMAMOTO, Kenji MORIMOTO
  • Patent number: 10481169
    Abstract: Provided is a novel method and the like for diagnosing a lifestyle disease. The method for diagnosing a lifestyle disease provided by the present invention includes: collecting a biological sample from a subject; measuring the concentration of a fatty acid amide contained in the biological sample; determining whether the subject suffers from a lifestyle disease or a lifestyle disease has progressed when the measured value of the concentration of the fatty acid amide in the sample obtained from the subject is lower than a measurement result obtained from a healthy subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignees: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION NAGOYA UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Koji Uchida, Takahiro Shibata, Kenji Ishikawa, Oi Lun Helena Li, Tadashi Matsushita, Ryosuke Kikuchi, Junzo Ukai
  • Publication number: 20190314367
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a prophylactic and/or therapeutic agent for behavioral and psychological symptoms associated with neurodegenerative disease or impulsive symptoms associated with mental disease, which contains 7-[4-(4-benzo[b]thiophen-4-yl-piperazin-1-yl)butoxy]-1H-quinolin-2-one or a salt thereof as an active ingredient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Applicant: OTSUKA PHARMACEUTICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shinji SATO, Kenji MAEDA, Dai ISHIKAWA, Mai NAKAMURA
  • Publication number: 20190299145
    Abstract: A ceramic porous body includes skeleton portions; and pore portions formed between the skeleton portions, the pore portions being capable of allowing a fluid to flow therethrough. In a cross section parallel to a flow direction of the fluid, the skeleton portions have a ratio of a skeleton length of 40 ?m or more of 15% or less in a direction orthogonal to the flow direction of the fluid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2019
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Applicant: NGK INSULATORS, LTD.
    Inventors: Masaki ISHIKAWA, Takahiro TOMITA, Kenji MORIMOTO
  • Patent number: 10421213
    Abstract: A ceramic formed body extrusion method for forming a ceramic formed body having a wall-shaped or plate-shaped formed portion by using an extrusion die provided with a slit for extrusion of a ceramic formed body from a raw material for forming, the slit including a slit former stage unit located on an upstream side in an extrusion direction in the extrusion and a slit latter stage unit located on a downstream side in the extrusion direction, the slit latter stage unit having a width of three to 27 times a width of the slit former stage unit, and by extruding a raw material containing a first particle having an aspect ratio of two or more and less than 300 such that the raw material passes though the slit former stage unit of the extrusion die and then passes through the slit latter stage unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: NGK Insulators, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takafumi Kimata, Kenichi Hidaka, Yoshio Kikuchi, Masaki Ishikawa, Kisuke Yamamoto, Kenji Morimoto
  • Patent number: 10418254
    Abstract: In an etching method of etching a tungsten film, the method is provided to execute a generating a surface reaction layer on a tungsten film that is formed on a surface of a base material by supplying a reactive species including fluorine which is generated in plasma onto the base material for a first predetermined time in a state where the base material of which the tungsten film is formed on at least a portion of the surface is cooled to a melting point temperature or lower of a tungsten fluoride, and a removing the surface reaction layer that is generated on the tungsten film by heating the base material of which the surface reaction layer is generated on the tungsten film to a boiling point temperature or higher of the tungsten fluoride for a second predetermined time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: HITACHI HIGH-TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazunori Shinoda, Naoyuki Kofuji, Hiroyuki Kobayashi, Nobuya Miyoshi, Kohei Kawamura, Masaru Izawa, Kenji Ishikawa, Masaru Hori
  • Patent number: 10400311
    Abstract: A wrought material containing a Cu—Al—Mn-based alloy, in which an existence frequency of a coincidence grain boundary with a ? value of 3 or less is 35% or more but 75% or less, and which has a recrystallized microstructure substantially formed from a ? single phase; and the use thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignees: FURUKAWA TECHNO MATERIAL CO., LTD., FURUKAWA ELECTRIC CO., LTD., TOHOKU UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Sumio Kise, Toyonobu Tanaka, Kenji Nakamizo, Koji Ishikawa, Misato Fujii, Toshihiro Omori, Ryosuke Kainuma
  • Publication number: 20190260045
    Abstract: When the fuel cell stack is operated in a state in which the air stoichiometric ratio is smaller than the predetermined value, the controller calculates the amount of retained water that has been retained in the cathode flow path of the fuel battery cell per fixed time in such a way that the calculated amount includes an extra amount therein, integrates the amount of retained water per fixed time that has been calculated in such a way that the calculated amount includes the extra amount therein, and executes air blow in the cathode flow path of the fuel battery cell when the integrated value of the amount of retained water becomes equal to or larger than the threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2019
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tomohiro OGAWA, Tomotaka ISHIKAWA, Tomio YAMANAKA, Ryoichi NANBA, Kenji UMAYAHARA
  • Publication number: 20190218987
    Abstract: In a drive unit of a fuel injection device, an electric current is supplied to the fuel injection device by applying a high voltage to the fuel injection device from a high voltage source whose voltage is boosted to a voltage higher than a battery voltage at the time of opening a valve of the fuel injection device. Thereafter, the electric current supplied to the fuel injection device is lowered to a current value at which a valve element cannot be held in a valve open state by stopping the applying of the high voltage from the high voltage source. Thereafter, in a stage where a supply current is switched to a hold current, another high voltage is applied to the fuel injection device from the high voltage source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Applicant: Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Ryo KUSAKABE, Motoyuki ABE, Hideharu EHARA, Tohru ISHIKAWA, Takuya MAYUZUMI, Kenji HIRAKU
  • Patent number: 10355381
    Abstract: A board connector (10) includes a housing (20), fixing members (50) and a shield member (70). The housing (20) holds a terminal fitting (40). The fixing member (50) includes a housing fixing portion (51) to be fixed to the housing (20) and a board fixing portion (52) to be fixed to a circuit board (90) while being electrically connected to the circuit board (90). The shield member (70) includes mounting portions (75) to be mounted on the housing (75) and covering portions (77) for covering outer side surfaces of the fixing members (50) in a mounting direction of the mounting portions (75), and the covering portions (77) include contact portions (81) configured to come into contact with the outer side surfaces of the fixing members (50).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki Ishikawa, Yasuaki Nakayama, Kenji Makino, Masami Sakai
  • Patent number: 10351939
    Abstract: A Cu—Al—Mn-based alloy having superelastic characteristics and having a recrystallized texture substantially formed of a ? single phase, in which 70% or more of crystal grains is within a range of 0° to 50° in a deviation angle from <001> orientation of a crystalline orientation measured in a working direction by electron back-scatter diffraction patterning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignees: TOHOKU UNIVERSITY, FURUKAWA TECHNO MATERIAL CO., LTD., FURUKAWA ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Toshihiro Omori, Shingo Kawata, Ryosuke Kainuma, Kiyohito Ishida, Toyonobu Tanaka, Kenji Nakamizo, Sumio Kise, Koji Ishikawa, Misato Nakano, Satoshi Teshigawara
  • Publication number: 20190207463
    Abstract: A winding-start receiving groove in which a winding-start lead wire of a field coil is received is formed in an inner surface of a flange of an insulation bobbin. A holder is disposed on the flange and located on a radially outer side of the winding-start receiving groove. The holder is formed with a holder groove located on an extension line of the winding-start receiving groove and extending at an angle relative to a radial direction of the insulation bobbin. The winding-start lead wire of the field coil is received in the winding-start receiving groove and the holder groove and held by the holder. This makes it possible to obtain a rotor of a rotary electrical machine with a simplified configuration at low cost not only to improve winding workability but also to enhance electrical reliability and durability.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2016
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Shintaro SHIMIZU, Kenji MAEKAWA, Toru ISHIKAWA, Yoshiro IMAZAWA