Patents by Inventor Kentaro Yamamoto

Kentaro Yamamoto 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: 20210120817
    Abstract: A plant disease control agent which contains a compound represented by formula (1) as an active ingredient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2018
    Publication date: April 29, 2021
    Applicant: Meiji Seika Pharma Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shinzo Kagabu, Kentaro Yamamoto, Ikuya Ohno, Hirotaka Nagata, Yukiko Takiguchi, Kenji Umemura, Masaaki Mitomi
  • Publication number: 20210115191
    Abstract: The present invention provides a novel polycarbonate diol and a polyurethane using the polycarbonate diol as raw materials. The novel polycarbonate diol produces polycarbonate diol-based polyurethane which has a high degree of hardness, superior abrasion resistance, and superior hydrophilicity, and is usable for an application such as a paint, a coating agent, a synthetic leather, an artificial leather, and a highly-functional elastomers, or the like. The present invention also provides an active-energy radiation curable polymer composition giving a cured film having a superior contamination resistance and high degree of hardness. The present invention is obtained, for example, by reacting specific two types of diols with diester carbonate in the presence of a transesterification catalyst being a compound using a metal of Group 1 or 2 on the periodic table.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2020
    Publication date: April 22, 2021
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Haruhiko KUSAKA, Kazuki WAKABAYASHI, Masanori YAMAMOTO, Kazunao KUSANO, Hiroto ITO, Takashi KOMAYA, Teruhiko OHARA, Kentaro UCHINO, Haruo IIDUKA
  • Publication number: 20210102540
    Abstract: A package-type compressor includes a body unit, a controller, a casing, a first cooling air inlet, a second cooling air inlet, a cooling air outlet, a fan duct, a cooling fan, an air cooling type heat exchanger, a machine chamber, and a cooling duct. The cooling duct is provided below the fan duct, the cooling duct causing the cooling air taken in at the second cooling air inlet to flow along the controller toward the suction port of the fan duct. A vertical projection plane of the cooling fan overlaps the machine chamber and the cooling duct.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2020
    Publication date: April 8, 2021
    Inventors: Kosuke SADAKATA, Toshikazu HARASHIMA, Hitoshi NISHIMURA, Kentaro YAMAMOTO, Masahiko TAKANO
  • Patent number: 10907636
    Abstract: Provided is a package-type compressor that can improve cooling performance for cooling a body unit and a control panel. The package-type compressor includes: a cooling fan accommodated in a fan duct to induce a flow of cooling air taken in through inlets and discharged through an outlet; a machine chamber that causes the cooling air taken in at the inlet to flow along a body unit; and a cooling duct that causes the cooling air taken in at the inlet to flow along the control panel. A center position of the suction port of the fan duct is offset away from the inlet and toward the inlet with respect to a center position of a drive shaft of a motor of the body unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Hitachi Industrial Equipment Systems Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kosuke Sadakata, Toshikazu Harashima, Hitoshi Nishimura, Kentaro Yamamoto, Masahiko Takano
  • Publication number: 20200333819
    Abstract: An apparatus for generating a substantially constant DC reference voltage. The apparatus includes a reference voltage generator configured to generate a substantially constant direct current (DC) reference voltage based on a voltage on a data signal transmission line, wherein the voltage is based on a bandgap reference voltage. In one implementation, the data signal transmission line is a differential signal transmission line and the voltage is a common mode voltage. In another implementation, the data signal transmission line is an I-data signal transmission line and a Q-data signal transmission line, and the voltage is an average or weighted-average of the common mode voltages of the I- and Q-differential signals. In another implementation, the reference voltage is based on a single-ended (e.g., positive- and/or negative)-component or vice-versa of I- and Q-data signals, respectively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2020
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Inventors: Balasubramanian SIVAKUMAR, Dinesh Jagannath ALLADI, Kentaro YAMAMOTO, Sean BAKER, Liang ZHAO
  • Publication number: 20200300246
    Abstract: Provided is a package-type compressor that can improve cooling performance for cooling a body unit and a control panel. The package-type compressor includes: a cooling fan accommodated in a fan duct to induce a flow of cooling air taken in through inlets and discharged through an outlet; a machine chamber that causes the cooling air taken in at the inlet to flow along a body unit; and a cooling duct that causes the cooling air taken in at the inlet to flow along the control panel. A center position of the suction port of the fan duct is offset away from the inlet and toward the inlet with respect to a center position of a drive shaft of a motor of the body unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2016
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Inventors: Kosuke SADAKATA, Toshikazu HARASHIMA, Hitoshi NISHIMURA, Kentaro YAMAMOTO, Masahiko TAKANO
  • Publication number: 20200292349
    Abstract: There is provided an audio information providing system that can solve the problem with the audio lag and includes navigation with higher accuracy. The audio information providing system is an audio guidance system including an audio output device that is worn in the ear of a user and an information processing terminal that is communicatively connected to the audio output device. The audio output device includes: an audio output unit configured to output audio to the ear of the user; and a detection unit configured to detect the direction of the head of the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2020
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Inventors: Kentaro YAMAMOTO, Yusuke TAKANO
  • Publication number: 20200158377
    Abstract: A waste-heat recovery system includes a compressor main body; a gas piping, a waste-heat-recovery heat exchanger, a circulation circuit, and a tank with a water inlet piping and a water outlet piping that stores water that exchanges heat with the heat medium by connecting to the circulation circuit. The waste-heat recovery system also includes an inlet valve, a circulation pump, and a gas temperature sensor that detects the temperature of the compressed gas by arranging in the gas piping. The waste-heat recovery system also includes a water temperature sensor that detects the temperature of the water in the tank, and a control device that controls the inlet valve and the outlet valve according to detection temperature of the gas temperature sensor and the water temperature sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2020
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Inventors: Kentaro YAMAMOTO, Masahiko TAKANO
  • Patent number: 10642302
    Abstract: An apparatus for generating a substantially constant DC reference voltage. The apparatus includes a reference voltage generator configured to generate a substantially constant direct current (DC) reference voltage based on a voltage on a data signal transmission line, wherein the voltage is based on a bandgap reference voltage. In one implementation, the data signal transmission line is a differential signal transmission line and the voltage is a common mode voltage. In another implementation, the data signal transmission line is an I-data signal transmission line and a Q-data signal transmission line, and the voltage is an average or weighted-average of the common mode voltages of the I- and Q-differential signals. In another implementation, the reference voltage is based on a single-ended (e.g., positive- and/or negative)-component or vice-versa of I- and Q-data signals, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Balasubramanian Sivakumar, Dinesh Jagannath Alladi, Kentaro Yamamoto, Sean Baker, Liang Zhao
  • Patent number: 10578339
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is: to enable hot water at a required temperature to be supplied, even in cases when compressor load factor is low; to suppress heat dissipation from a waste-heat recovery device; and to improve waste-heat recovery rate. A waste-heat recovery system in an oil-cooled gas compressor is provided with: a compressor main body (3); an oil separator (6); gas piping (8) which supplies, to a demanded destination, compressed gas separated from oil by the oil separator; oil piping (7) which returns, to the compressor main body, the oil separated by the oil separator; and a waste-heat-recovery heat exchanger (10) which recovers heat from the compressed gas and/or the oil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Hitachi Industrial Equipment Systems Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kentaro Yamamoto, Masahiko Takano
  • Patent number: 10514037
    Abstract: There is provided a liquid feeding type screw compressor that can reduce size and weight and improve vibration insulation and sound insulation. A liquid feeding type screw compressor includes as components: a compressor main body; a motor driving the compressor main body; and a gas-liquid separator separating a liquid from a compressed air discharged from the compressor main body. The motor is arranged above the compressor main body. The gas-liquid separator is arranged below the compressor main body. A compressor main body casing constituting an inner cylindrical space forming a compression operation chamber together with the screw rotor and constituting the contour of the compressor main body and a casing constituting the contour of another component consist of an integrally molded single member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: HITACHI INDUSTRIAL EQUIPMENT SYSTEMS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kosuke Sadakata, Hitoshi Nishimura, Toshikazu Harashima, Kentaro Yamamoto, Takeshi Tsuchiya, Kotaro Chiba
  • Patent number: 10439627
    Abstract: An example apparatus is disclosed for alias rejection through charge sharing. The apparatus includes a filter-sampling network, a digital-to-analog converter, and a charge-sharing switch. The filter-sampling network includes a capacitor and a first switch, which is coupled between an input node and the capacitor. The filter-sampling network is configured to connect or disconnect the capacitor to or from the input node via the first switch. The digital-to-analog converter includes a capacitor array and a second switch, which is coupled between the input node and the capacitor array. The capacitor array is coupled between the second switch and a charge-sharing node. The digital-to-analog converter is configured to connect or disconnect the capacitor array to or from the input node via the second switch. The charge-sharing switch is coupled between the charge-sharing node and the capacitor and is configured to connect or disconnect the capacitor to or from the digital-to-analog converter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Sean Baker, Dinesh Jagannath Alladi, Balasubramanian Sivakumar, Kentaro Yamamoto
  • Publication number: 20190190529
    Abstract: An example apparatus is disclosed for alias rejection through charge sharing. The apparatus includes a filter-sampling network, a digital-to-analog converter, and a charge-sharing switch. The filter-sampling network includes a capacitor and a first switch, which is coupled between an input node and the capacitor. The filter-sampling network is configured to connect or disconnect the capacitor to or from the input node via the first switch. The digital-to-analog converter includes a capacitor array and a second switch, which is coupled between the input node and the capacitor array. The capacitor array is coupled between the second switch and a charge-sharing node. The digital-to-analog converter is configured to connect or disconnect the capacitor array to or from the input node via the second switch. The charge-sharing switch is coupled between the charge-sharing node and the capacitor and is configured to connect or disconnect the capacitor to or from the digital-to-analog converter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2018
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: Sean Baker, Dinesh Jagannath Alladi, Balasubramanian Sivakumar, Kentaro Yamamoto
  • Publication number: 20190170143
    Abstract: Provided is a fluid machine configured such that liquid supplied to a working chamber from the outside of the fluid machine is dispersed extensively in the working chamber. This fluid machine is constituted of a screw rotor and a casing for accommodating the screw rotor and is provided with a liquid supply section for supplying liquid into a working chamber from the outside. The liquid supply section is configured so that liquid is dispersed in the longitudinal direction of the tooth groove of the screw rotor rather than in the width direction thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2017
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Inventors: Kotaro CHIBA, Masahiko TAKANO, Toshikazu HARASHIMA, Kosuke SADAKATA, Kentaro YAMAMOTO, Takeshi TSUCHIYA, Masanao KOTANI, Ryoji KAWAI, Minako KANADA
  • Publication number: 20190113251
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is: to enable hot water at a required temperature to be supplied, even in cases when compressor load factor is low; to suppress heat dissipation from a waste-heat recovery device; and to improve waste-heat recovery rate. A waste-heat recovery system in an oil-cooled gas compressor is provided with: a compressor main body (3); an oil separator (6); gas piping (8) which supplies, to a demanded destination compressed gas separated from oil by the oil separator; oil piping (7) which returns, to the compressor main body, the oil separated by the oil separator; and a waste-heat-recovery heat exchanger (10) which recovers heat from the compressed gas and/or the oil.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2018
    Publication date: April 18, 2019
    Inventors: Kentaro YAMAMOTO, Masahiko TAKANO
  • Publication number: 20180320927
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is: to enable hot water at a required temperature to be supplied, even in cases when compressor load factor is low; to suppress heat dissipation from a waste-heat recovery device; and to improve waste-heat recovery rate. A waste-heat recovery system in an oil-cooled gas compressor is provided with: a compressor main body (3); an oil separator (6); gas piping (8) which supplies, to a demanded destination compressed gas separated from oil by the oil separator; oil piping (7) which returns, to the compressor main body, the oil separated by the oil separator; and a waste-heat-recovery heat exchanger (10) which recovers heat from the compressed gas and/or the oil.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2018
    Publication date: November 8, 2018
    Inventors: Kentaro YAMAMOTO, Masahiko TAKANO
  • Patent number: 10041698
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is: to enable hot water at a required temperature to be supplied, even in cases when compressor load factor is low; to suppress heat dissipation from a waste-heat recovery device; and to improve waste-heat recovery rate. A waste-heat recovery system in an oil-cooled gas compressor is provided with: a compressor main body (3); an oil separator (6); gas piping (8) which supplies, to a demanded destination, compressed gas separated from oil by the oil separator; oil piping (7) which returns, to the compressor main body, the oil separated by the oil separator; and a waste-heat-recovery heat exchanger (10) which recovers heat from the compressed gas and/or the oil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Hitachi Industrial Equipment Systems Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kentaro Yamamoto, Masahiko Takano
  • Patent number: 10044365
    Abstract: Certain aspects of the present disclosure provide apparatus and techniques for analog-to-digital conversion using a time-to-digital converter (TDC). For example, certain aspects provide a quantizer using a TDC. The quantizer may include at least one first capacitive element and a set of switches configured to selectively couple a first terminal and a second terminal of the at least one first capacitive element to at least one input voltage source. The TDC may also include a reference voltage source, at least one switch coupled between the second terminal of the at least one first capacitive element and an output of the reference voltage source, a current source selectively coupled to the first terminal of the at least one first capacitive element, and a voltage sense circuit coupled to the first terminal of the at least one first capacitive element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Liang Dai, Kentaro Yamamoto, Omid Rajaee, Li Lu, Dinesh Alladi, Changsok Han
  • Patent number: 10030646
    Abstract: A gas compressor includes a compressor unit having a compressor body for compressing gas and an electricity-generation device generating electricity by obtaining a driving force by vaporizing a working fluid utilizing exhaust heat generated by a compressing action in the compressor body and expanding the working fluid so as to utilize the power generated by the electricity-generation device as a power source, and includes a switch device switching between power from the electricity generation device and power from a commercial power supply to supply power to the power consumption equipment, and a control device detecting an electricity-generation amount or a value correlative to the electricity generation amount and switching between the powers by the switch device, thereby generating the power using exhaust heat as a heat source to surely drive an auxiliary machine by a simple configuration regardless of a shortage of the electricity generation amount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Hitachi Industrial Equipment Systems Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kentaro Yamamoto, Yuji Kamiya, Masahiko Takano
  • Publication number: 20180201171
    Abstract: [Purpose] To provide a sinuous spring mounting structure in a seat back, which can realize a lightweight and simplified structure of a seat back frame of the seat back. A sinuous spring or S-spring 10 used in the present invention has left and right end portions 10a and 10b which include two curved regions 10aU and 10bU, respectively. A seat back frame 7 includes left and right cylindrical side frame portions 9L and 9R. One spring mounting portion 11 for allowing the left end portion 10a of the S-spring 10 to be mounted thereto is formed in an outwardly-facing lateral surface area of the left cylindrical side frame portion 9L, whereas the other spring mounting portion 11 for allowing the right end portion 10b of the S-spring 10 to be mounted thereto is formed in an outwardly-facing lateral surface area of the right cylindrical side frame portion 9R.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2015
    Publication date: July 19, 2018
    Inventors: Satoshi HASHIMOTO, Shun TAKAGI, Takuya HORI, Kentaro YAMAMOTO