Patents by Inventor Kenji Nomura

Kenji Nomura 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: 10266660
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a wet rubber masterbatch that will serve as raw material for vulcanized rubber having excellent tensile strength and tear strength and that will permit wet rubber masterbatch to be molded in a short time. A method comprising an operation in which a collection of granules comprising a plurality of granular coagula are obtained from a liquid mixture comprising filler and rubber latex solution, and an operation in which the collection of granules is compressed under conditions satisfying Formula I; 3?P×Da?500 (P indicates pressure (kgf/cm2) applied to the collection of granules. Da indicates granule diameter (mm) of the granular coagula), making it possible to cause a wet rubber masterbatch capable of serving as raw material for vulcanized rubber having excellent tensile strength and tear strength to be molded in a short time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: TOYO TIRE & RUBBER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Makoto Tanaka, Kenji Nomura
  • Patent number: 10230870
    Abstract: An image processing device includes an authenticator, an estimator, and a controller. The authenticator uses authentication information received from a user to authenticate and determine whether or not the user is a person allowed to execute plural functions related to images. If the authenticator authenticates the user as a registered user allowed to execute the plural functions, the estimator uses history information recording information related to the execution of the plural functions to estimate a function to be executed by the user from among the plural functions. The controller controls related parts used to execute the function estimated by the estimator so that the related parts start preparing for operation before the user issues an instruction to execute some kind of function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kenji Kogure, Nobuyuki Obayashi, Kenji Nomura, Takeshi Ichimura, Masaki Kurokawa
  • Patent number: 10184501
    Abstract: In a fluid pressure cylinder, a first positioning ring is provided detachably on a first annular projection of a head cover, and a second positioning ring is provided detachably on a second annular projection of a rod cover. Further, a structure is provided in which opposite ends of a cylinder tube are inserted over and capable of being retained on outer circumferential sides of the first and second positioning rings. As a result, by preparing a new cylinder tube having a different diameter, and new first and second positioning rings, and mounting the new cylinder tube through the new first and second positioning rings, which are installed on the first and second annular projections, a fluid pressure cylinder having a different bore diameter can be obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: SMC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kenji Nomura
  • Publication number: 20180323313
    Abstract: A switching element of LCDs or organic EL displays which uses a thin film transistor device, includes: a drain electrode, a source electrode, a channel layer contacting the drain electrode and the source electrode, wherein the channel layer comprises indium-gallium-zinc oxide having a transparent, amorphous state of a composition equivalent to InGaO3(ZnO)m (wherein m is a natural number less than 6) in a crystallized state, and the channel layer has a semi-insulating property represented by an electron mobility of more than 1 cm2/(V·sec) and an electron carrier concentration is less than 1018/cm3, a gate electrode, and a gate insulating film positioned between the gate electrode and the channel layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2018
    Publication date: November 8, 2018
    Inventors: Hideo HOSONO, Masahiro HIRANO, Hiromichi OTA, Toshio KAMIYA, Kenji NOMURA
  • Patent number: 10032931
    Abstract: A switching element of LCDs or organic EL displays which uses a thin film transistor device, includes: a drain electrode, a source electrode, a channel layer contacting the drain electrode and the source electrode, wherein the channel layer comprises indium-gallium-zinc oxide having a transparent, amorphous state of a composition equivalent to InGaO3(ZnO)m (wherein m is a natural number less than 6) in a crystallized state, and the channel layer has a semi-insulating property represented by an electron mobility of more than 1 cm2/(V·sec) and an electron carrier concentration is less than 1018/cm3, a gate electrode, and a gate insulating film positioned between the gate electrode and the channel layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignees: JAPAN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY AGENCY, CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, TOKYO INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Hideo Hosono, Masahiro Hirano, Hiromichi Ota, Toshio Kamiya, Kenji Nomura
  • Patent number: 10032930
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an amorphous oxide and a thin film transistor using the amorphous oxide. In particular, the present invention provides an amorphous oxide having an electron carrier concentration less than 1018/cm3, and a thin film transistor using such an amorphous oxide. In a thin film transistor having a source electrode 6, a drain electrode 5, a gate electrode 4, a gate insulating film 3, and a channel layer 2, an amorphous oxide having an electron carrier concentration less than 1018/cm3 is used in the channel layer 2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignees: JAPAN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY AGENCY, CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, TOKYO INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Hideo Hosono, Masahiro Hirano, Hiromichi Ota, Toshio Kamiya, Kenji Nomura
  • Patent number: 10017612
    Abstract: A rubber composition obtained by dry-mixing a rubber wet masterbatch A containing a carbon black A having a nitrogen adsorption specific: surface area (N2SA) of NA (m2/g) with a rubber wet masterbatch B containing a carbon black B having a nitrogen adsorption specific surface area (N2SA) of NB (m2/g), wherein the content ratio of the rubber wet masterbatch A to the rubber wet masterbatch B is from 5/95 to 40/60, and when the content proportion of the carbon black A in the rubber wet masterbatch A is represented by LA, and that of the carbon black B in the rubber wet masterbatch B is represented by LB, the specific expressions are satisfied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: TOYO TIRE & RUBBER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Makoto Tanaka, Kenji Nomura, Norio Minouchi
  • Patent number: 9985139
    Abstract: This disclosure provides p-type metal oxide semiconductor materials that display good thin film transistor (TFT) characteristics. Also provided are TFTs including channels that include p-type oxide semiconductors, and methods of fabrication. The p-type metal oxide films may be hydrogenated such that they have a hydrogen content of at least 1018 atoms/cm3, and in some implementations, at least 1020 atoms/cm3, or higher. Examples of hydrogenated p-type metal oxide films include hydrogenated tin (II)-based films and hydrogenated copper (I)-based films. The TFTs may be characterized by having one or more TFT characteristics such as high mobility, low subthreshold swing (s-value), and high on/off current ratio.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventor: Kenji Nomura
  • Patent number: 9947803
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an amorphous oxide and a thin film transistor using the amorphous oxide. In particular, the present invention provides an amorphous oxide having an electron carrier concentration less than 1018/cm3, and a thin film transistor using such an amorphous oxide. In a thin film transistor having a source electrode 6, a drain electrode 5, a gate electrode 4, a gate insulating film 3, and a channel layer 2, an amorphous oxide having an electron carrier concentration less than 1018/cm3 is used in the channel layer 2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignees: JAPAN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY AGENCY, CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, TOKYO INSTITUTE OF TECH
    Inventors: Hideo Hosono, Masahiro Hirano, Hiromichi Ota, Toshio Kamiya, Kenji Nomura
  • Publication number: 20180063378
    Abstract: An image processing device includes an authenticator, an estimator, and a controller. The authenticator uses authentication information received from a user to authenticate and determine whether or not the user is a person allowed to execute plural functions related to images. If the authenticator authenticates the user as a registered user allowed to execute the plural functions, the estimator uses history information recording information related to the execution of the plural functions to estimate a function to be executed by the user from among, the plural functions. The controller controls related parts used to execute the function estimated by the estimator so that the related parts start preparing for operation before the user issues an instruction to execute some kind of function.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2017
    Publication date: March 1, 2018
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kenji KOGURE, Nobuyuki OBAYASHI, Kenji NOMURA, Takeshi ICHIMURA, Masaki KUROKAWA
  • Patent number: 9896552
    Abstract: In the step (I), the period (minute(s)) for dispersing the carbon black species A showing a nitrogen adsorption specific surface area (N2SA-(A)value) of 130 m2/g or less in the dispersing solvent and that minute(s)) for dispersing the carbon black species B showing an N2SA-(B) value lower than the N2SA-(A) value by 25 m2/g or more in the dispersing solvent by ?(A) and ?(B), respectively, and further representing the rotation number (rpm) of a rotor of a dispersing machine used in the dispersing when the carbon black species A is dispersed, and that (rpm) of a rotor of a dispersing machine used in the dispersing when the carbon black species B is dispersed by ?(A) and ?(B), respectively, the following expression is satisfied: 1.1?(B)×?(B)??(A)×?(A)?1.5?(B)×?(B) ??(1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: TOYO TIRE & RUBBER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kenji Nomura, Makoto Tanaka, Norio Minouchi
  • Publication number: 20180048642
    Abstract: A wireless network apparatus includes a wireless communication unit, a receiving unit, an acquisition unit, and a setting unit. The wireless communication unit performs wireless communication with a mobile terminal apparatus. The receiving unit receives user identification information regarding a user corresponding to the mobile terminal apparatus in which network connection information assigned in advance to the user is set. The network connection information includes an identification name and authentication information that are used for network connection. The acquisition unit acquires network connection information set in association with the user identification information received by the receiving unit. The setting unit sets, in the wireless communication unit, the network connection information acquired by the acquisition unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2017
    Publication date: February 15, 2018
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masaki KUROKAWA, Takeshi ICHIMURA, Nobuyuki OBAYASHI, Kenji NOMURA, Kenji KOGURE
  • Publication number: 20180024793
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes an authenticating unit that performs authentication as to whether a user is an authenticated user who is permitted to use multiple functions, a determining unit that, by use of history information that records an operation made by the authenticated user authenticated by the authenticating unit, determines an expected function that is expected to be executed by the authenticated user among the multiple functions, and a setting attribute for each of setting items that specify how the expected function is to be executed, a setting unit that sets the setting attribute for the expected function determined by the determining unit, and a display that displays, on a display device, an execution screen that shows the setting attribute set by the setting unit and receives an instruction instructing that the expected function be executed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Publication date: January 25, 2018
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kenji NOMURA, Takeshi ICHIMURA, Kenji KOGURE, Nobuyuki OBAYASHI, Masaki KUROKAWA
  • Publication number: 20180019912
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a sensing unit that senses occurrence of a predetermined fault through one of detection of the occurrence of the fault and prediction of the occurrence of the fault, and a notifying unit that, when the fault is sensed to have occurred by the sensing unit, identifies a user to be notified that the fault is sensed to have occurred from among multiple users registered in advance, and notifies an information processing terminal of the identified user that the fault has occurred.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2017
    Publication date: January 18, 2018
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takeshi ICHIMURA, Nobuyuki OBAYASHI, Kenji NOMURA, Kenji KOGURE, Masaki KUROKAWA
  • Publication number: 20170306104
    Abstract: A problem is to provide a method for manufacturing a wet rubber masterbatch that will serve as raw material for vulcanized rubber having excellent tensile strength and tear strength and that will permit wet rubber masterbatch to be molded in a short time. A method comprising an operation in which a collection of granules comprising a plurality of granular coagula are obtained from a liquid mixture comprising filler and rubber latex solution, and an operation in which the collection of granules is compressed under conditions satisfying Formula I, makes it possible to cause a wet rubber masterbatch capable of serving as raw material for vulcanized rubber having excellent tensile strength and tear strength to be molded in a short time. 3?P×Da?500??FORMULA I (P indicates pressure (kgf/cm2) applied to the collection of granules. Da indicates granule diameter (mm) of the granular coagula.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2015
    Publication date: October 26, 2017
    Applicant: TOYO TIRE & RUBBER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Makoto Tanaka, Kenji Nomura
  • Patent number: 9761732
    Abstract: This disclosure provides thin film transistors (TFTs) including p-n hetero-junction structures. A p-n hetero-junction structure may include a junction between a narrow bandgap material and a wide bandgap material. The narrow bandgap material, which may be an oxide, nitride, selenide, or sulfide, is the active channel material of the TFT and may provide relatively high carrier mobility. The hetero-junction structures facilitate band-to-band tunneling and suppression of TFT off-currents. In various implementations, the TFTs may be formed on flexible substrates and have low temperature processing capabilities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: SnapTrack Inc.
    Inventors: Kenji Nomura, John Hyunchul Hong
  • Patent number: 9752598
    Abstract: A fluid pressure cylinder includes first through fourth stepped portions provided in a multi-stepped manner on a first spigot joint of a head cover, and first through fourth stepped portions provided similarly in a multi-stepped manner on a second spigot joint of a rod cover. A cylinder tube is installed selectively on any one pair of the first through fourth stepped portions. Consequently, by preparing a new cylinder tube that differs in diameter, along with a new piston, and then installing the cylinder tube selectively on any one pair of the first through fourth stepped portions, a fluid pressure cylinder having a different bore diameter is constructed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: SMC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kenji Nomura
  • Publication number: 20170183481
    Abstract: A process for producing a wet rubber masterbatch comprises a step (I) of dispersing a filler into a dispersing solvent to produce a filler-containing slurry solution, and a step (II) of adding a rubber latex solution to the filler-containing slurry solution to yield a filler-containing rubber latex solution, and stirring the yielded filler-containing rubber latex solution while heating the filler-containing rubber latex solution, thereby solidifying the filler-containing rubber latex solution, and a step (III) of stirring the resultant while adding an acid thereto, thereby solidifying the filler-containing rubber latex solution. In the step (II), the circumferential speed of a stirring impeller which a mixing tank used at the time of the stirring has is less than 10 m/s, and a calorie of 25 to 250 J both inclusive per unit period and unit mass is given to the filler-containing rubber latex solution by the heating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2015
    Publication date: June 29, 2017
    Applicant: TOYO TIRE & RUBBER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kenji Nomura, Makoto Tanaka
  • Patent number: 9685542
    Abstract: Provided herein are methods of depositing p-type metal oxide thin films by atomic layer deposition (ALD). Also provided are p-type metal oxide thin films and TFTs including p-type metal oxide channels. In some implementations, the p-type metal oxide thin films have a metal and oxygen vacancy defect density of less than 1019/cm3. The p-type metal oxide thin films may be electrically active throughout the entire thicknesses of the thin films.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Kenji Nomura, John Hyunchul Hong
  • Publication number: 20170137582
    Abstract: A rubber composition that can achieve both low heat generation performance and conductivity is provided. The rubber composition is obtained by dry mixing a wet masterbatch containing diene rubber and carbon black A having a nitrogen adsorption specific surface area (N2SA) of from 70 to 120 m2/g with carbon black B having a nitrogen adsorption specific surface area (N2SA) smaller than that of the carbon black A. The ratio of the carbon black B to the total carbon black in the rubber composition is from 15 to 48 mass %.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2015
    Publication date: May 18, 2017
    Applicant: TOYO TIRE & RUBBER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kenji Nomura, Makoto Tanaka