Patents by Inventor Kenji Minami

Kenji Minami 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: 10791179
    Abstract: A remote management system is configured so that a management system remote manages a device through an intermediary device. The management system includes a protocol specifying unit configured to specify a protocol to establish connection between the intermediary device and the device, a priority specifying unit configured to specify priority order of a plurality of the protocols, and a request generating unit configured to generate a request including the protocol and the priority order. The intermediary device includes a communication control unit configured to establish connection between the intermediary device and the device by using the protocols included in the request in descending order of the priority order.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kohichiroh Minami, Kenji Yamada
  • Patent number: 10653999
    Abstract: The present invention provides an exhaust gas purifying catalyst which can maintain high catalyst activity even after the exhaust gas purifying catalyst is exposed to an exhaust gas at a high temperature for a long period of time. The exhaust gas purifying catalyst contains a Pd—Pr complex and PdO, and the Pd—Pr complex is represented by PraPdbOc, where a=1 to 3, b=1 to 10, and c=1 to 6.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: UMICORE SHOKUBAI JAPAN CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kenji Ashikari, Masanori Ikeda, Shigekazu Minami, Masashi Nakashima, Hideki Goto
  • Publication number: 20200147962
    Abstract: A liquid ejection head including an orifice plate including an ejection orifice, an element substrate including an energy-generating element, and a flow path wall member for formation of a flow path, the flow path wall member being disposed between the element substrate and the orifice plate, wherein the orifice plate includes a first surface and a second surface which is opposite to the first surface and which is disposed facing the element substrate, the first surface includes a first diamond-like carbon film, respective contact angles ?1 and ?2 to pure water, of the first surface and the second surface, satisfy a relationship of Expression 1 defined in the specification, and composition in the first surface of the first diamond-like carbon film satisfies all relationships of Expression 2 to Expression 5 defined in the specification.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2019
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Inventors: Seiko Minami, Kenji Takahashi, Masaya Uyama
  • Publication number: 20200047121
    Abstract: The present invention provides an exhaust gas purifying catalyst which can maintain high catalyst activity even after the exhaust gas purifying catalyst is exposed to an exhaust gas at a high temperature for a long period of time. The exhaust gas purifying catalyst contains a Pd—Pr complex and PdO, and the Pd—Pr complex is represented by PraPdbOc, where a=1 to 3, b=1 to 10, and c=1 to 6.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2017
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Applicant: Umicore Shokubai Japan Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kenji Ashikari, Masanori IKEDA, Shigekazu MINAMI, Masashi NAKASHIMA, Hideki GOTO
  • Publication number: 20200049041
    Abstract: In order to provide an exhaust gas purification catalyst capable of purifying hydrocarbons, carbon monoxide, and nitrogen oxides in exhaust gas at low temperatures, the exhaust gas purification catalyst according to the present invention includes: a region (2) containing palladium on a three-dimensional structure (1), and a first region (3) and a second region (4) provided on the region (2) in order from an inflow side of exhaust gas to an outflow side of exhaust gas. The concentration of neodymium contained in the first region (3) is higher than the concentration of neodymium contained in the second region (4).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2018
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Applicant: UMICORE SHOKUBAI JAPAN CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hirotaka KUNO, Masashi NAKASHIMA, Kenji ASHIKARI, Yuji OGINO, Kazuyoshi KOMATA, Shigekazu MINAMI
  • Publication number: 20200020434
    Abstract: An information collection processing apparatus which can efficiently collect desired medical information without excess or deficiency, an information collection processing method and a program are provided. The information collection processing apparatus includes an information extractor which extracts medical information from a terminal apparatus which possesses the medical information including a plurality of pieces of supplementary information on the basis of collection side conditions in which medical information to be collected is set and provision side conditions in which medical information which can be provided is set, an information processor which performs treatment processing including processing of deleting at least one piece of the supplementary information among a plurality of pieces of the supplementary information included in the medical information extracted by the information extractor, and an information storage 6 which stores the medical information subjected to the treatment processing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2019
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Inventors: Hirotake MINAMI, Shinsuke KATSUHARA, Kenji OHNUMA, Hidetake TEZUKA
  • Patent number: 10501643
    Abstract: Provided are an aerosol coating composition excellent in a matte effect and capable of preventing co-rotation from occurring. The aerosol coating composition contains a modified alkyd resin, inorganic microparticles and an organic solvent. Herein, the modified alkyd resin is a non-aqueous dispersion resin which is a copolymer of a vinyl based monomer and an alkyd resin. The inorganic microparticles are made of one selected from silica, titanium oxide, zinc oxide, alumina, calcium carbonate, talc and clay or the like. The inorganic microparticles have a mean particle diameter of 1.0 to 10.0 ?m, and a content of 0.1 to 5 mass %. There is also provided a metallic mechanical part coated with the aerosol coating composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: NHK SPRING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kenji Minami, Yasutaka Furuta, Yuki Ogami
  • Publication number: 20190355574
    Abstract: A substrate processing method capable of suppressing particles from remaining on a surface of a substrate is provided. In the substrate processing method, a liquid film of a protection liquid is formed on the surface of the substrate, and the substrate is dried by using a supercritical fluid so that the protection liquid is removed from the surface of the substrate. After the substrate is dried, the particles remaining on the surface of the substrate is removed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2019
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Inventors: Itaru Kanno, Hiromi Kiyose, Gentaro Goshi, Naohiko Hamamura, Takuro Masuzumi, Kenji Sekiguchi, Satoru Tanaka, Teruomi Minami
  • Publication number: 20190263124
    Abstract: A liquid ejection head substrate that includes a nozzle plate provided with an ejection orifice adapted to eject liquid droplets, in which a projection/depression pattern is provided on a liquid droplet ejection surface of the nozzle plate, the projection/depression pattern being made up of a plurality of projections and depressions, the projections being separated by depressions 1 ?m or less in depth and disposed at predetermined spacing 10 ?m or less in length; and the projection/depression pattern includes a part having water repellency due to lotus effect.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2019
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Inventors: Kenji Takahashi, Mitsuru Chida, Mitsunori Toshishige, Shiro Sujaku, Kenji Kumamaru, Noriyasu Ozaki, Makoto Terui, Seiko Minami
  • Publication number: 20190233961
    Abstract: A plating solution including a metal salt, a hydrophilic fullerene, and water, a metal composite material including a hydrophilic fullerene and a method of manufacturing the same, and a wire, a flexible printed circuit (FPC), and an electronic device including the metal composite material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2018
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: Kenji TAKAI, Sang Eui LEE, Daiki MINAMI
  • Patent number: 9966282
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a substrate processing apparatus includes a first liquid supplier, a second liquid supplier, and a controller. The first liquid supplier supplies a substrate with a sulfuric acid solution having a first temperature equal to or higher than the boiling point of hydrogen peroxide water. The second liquid supplier supplies a surface to be treated of the substrate with a mixture of sulfuric acid solution and hydrogen peroxide water having a second temperature lower than the first temperature. The controller controls the first liquid supplier to supply the sulfuric acid solution so as to heat the substrate to the boiling point of hydrogen peroxide water or higher. When the temperature of the substrate becomes equal to or higher than the second temperature, the controller controls the first liquid supplier to stop supplying the sulfuric acid solution and controls the second liquid supplier to supply the mixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: SHIBAURA MECHATRONICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kunihiro Miyazaki, Kenji Minami, Yuji Nagashima, Konosuke Hayashi
  • Publication number: 20170321063
    Abstract: Provided are an aerosol coating composition excellent in a matte effect and capable of preventing co-rotation from occurring. The aerosol coating composition contains a modified alkyd resin, inorganic microparticles and an organic solvent. Herein, the modified alkyd resin is a non-aqueous dispersion resin which is a copolymer of a vinyl based monomer and an alkyd resin. The inorganic microparticles are made of one selected from silica, titanium oxide, zinc oxide, alumina, calcium carbonate, talc and clay or the like. The inorganic microparticles have a mean particle diameter of 1.0 to 10.0 ?m, and a content of 0.1 to 5 mass %. There is also provided a metallic mechanical part coated with the aerosol coating composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2015
    Publication date: November 9, 2017
    Inventors: Kenji MINAMI, Yasutaka FURUTA, Yuki OGAMI
  • Publication number: 20160093486
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a substrate processing apparatus includes a first liquid supplier, a second liquid supplier, and a controller. The first liquid supplier supplies a substrate with a sulfuric acid solution having a first temperature equal to or higher than the boiling point of hydrogen peroxide water. The second liquid supplier supplies a surface to be treated of the substrate with a mixture of sulfuric acid solution and hydrogen peroxide water having a second temperature lower than the first temperature. The controller controls the first liquid supplier to supply the sulfuric acid solution so as to heat the substrate to the boiling point of hydrogen peroxide water or higher. When the temperature of the substrate becomes equal to or higher than the second temperature, the controller controls the first liquid supplier to stop supplying the sulfuric acid solution and controls the second liquid supplier to supply the mixture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2015
    Publication date: March 31, 2016
    Applicant: SHIBAURA MECHATRONICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kunihiro MIYAZAKI, Kenji MINAMI, Yuji NAGASHIMA, Konosuke HAYASHI
  • Patent number: 7449608
    Abstract: The present invention provides a novel naphthol derivative represented by the following general formula (I). The novel naphthol derivative of the present invention is useful as a positively electrifiable charge control agent. The present invention further provides an electrophotographic toner comprising a charge control agent comprising the novel naphthol derivative represented by formula (I).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2008
    Assignee: Ueno Fine Chemicals Industry, Ltd.
    Inventors: Ryuzo Ueno, Masaya Kitayama, Kenji Minami, Hiroyuki Wakamori, Nobuhiro Yonetani
  • Patent number: 7169523
    Abstract: The present invention provides a safe charge control agent which exhibits an excellent negative chargeability and excellent dispersibility in and compatibility with binder resins, and is even applicable for col or toners. Specifically, the charge control agent consists of a naphthol derivative of formula [I]: and a salt thereof, and an electrophotographic toner comprising the agent are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2007
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Ueno Seiyaku Oyo Kenkyujo
    Inventors: Ryuzo Ueno, Masaya Kitayama, Kenji Minami, Hiroyuki Wakamori, Nobuhiro Yonetani
  • Patent number: 7074536
    Abstract: The present invention provides an alkylenebisnaphthol derivative represented by formula [I]: and a salt thereof. The compound of the present invention has an excellent triboelectric charge property and useful as charge control agent for electrophotographic toners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2006
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Ueno Seiyaku Oyo Kenkyujo
    Inventors: Ryuzo Ueno, Masaya Kitayama, Kenji Minami, Hiroyuki Wakamori, Nobuhiro Yonetani
  • Publication number: 20050221873
    Abstract: A portable terminal device in which a case body performs sliding movement has had a problem that a groove may be exposed to the exterior when the case body is opened to a full extent of sliding amount, which will deteriorate grade of the portable terminal device and sealing ability of the case body, permitting dust or the like to enter the cases. In the portable terminal device according to the present invention in which a front side case is adapted to slide with respect to a back side case, a protruding member in a substantially T-shape in cross section is provided on the front side case, and a guide groove frame is provided on the back side case so as to enclose the protruding member, and a track along which the protruding member is adapted to move is defined in the guide groove frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2003
    Publication date: October 6, 2005
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Kameyama, Kenji Minami, Fumio Hashimoto
  • Publication number: 20050147909
    Abstract: The present invention provides a safe charge control agent which exhibits an excellent negative chargeability and excellent dispersibility in and compatibility with binder resins, and is even applicable for col or toners. Specifically, the charge control agent consists of a naphthol derivative of formula [I]: and a salt thereof, and an electrophotographic toner comprising the agent are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2003
    Publication date: July 7, 2005
    Inventors: Ryuzo Ueno, Masaya Kitayama, Kenji Minami, Hiroyuki Wakamori, Nobuhiro Yonetani
  • Publication number: 20050119487
    Abstract: The present invention provides a novel naphthol derivative represented by the following general formula (I). The novel naphthol derivative of the present invention is useful as a positively electrifiable charge control agent. The present invention further provides an electrophotographic toner comprising a charge control agent comprising the novel naphthol derivative represented by formula (I).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2002
    Publication date: June 2, 2005
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA UENO SEIYAKU OYO KENKYUJO
    Inventors: Ryuzo Ueno, Masaya Kitayama, Kenji Minami, Hiroyuki Wakamori, Nobuhiro Yonetani
  • Patent number: 6891072
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for preparing dimer of a monohydroxy aromatic compound. In the method of the present invention, oxidative coupling reaction of a monohydroxy aromatic compound represented by formula [I]: Ar—OH??[I] wherein Ar represents an optionally substituted aromatic group is carried out in a nitrogen containing polar solvent in the presence of a copper salt. By the method of the instant invention, dimer of the monohydroxy aromatic compound can be obtained in high yield.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2005
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Ueno Seiyaku Oyo Kenkyujo
    Inventors: Ryuzo Ueno, Masaya Kitayama, Kenji Minami, Hiroyuki Wakamori, Hikari Hirai