Patents by Inventor Koji Matsuoka

Koji Matsuoka 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: 10987772
    Abstract: A tool management device for managing tools detachable from a plurality of tool stations provided in a turret of a machine tool includes a display controller controlling a display to display tool information related to one or more tools attached to each of the plurality of tool stations. The display controller switches, on a single screen, between a deployed state of deploying and displaying tool information related to all tools attached to one of the plurality of tool stations, and a folded state of folding and displaying tool information related to only one predetermined tool among the all tools attached to the one of the plurality of tool stations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: DMG MORI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Takiguchi, Akio Sanada, Koji Matsuoka, Tetsushi Asada
  • Publication number: 20200080212
    Abstract: An organic hydride production apparatus includes: an electrolyte membrane having proton conductivity; a cathode, provided on one side of the electrolyte membrane, that contains a cathode catalyst used to hydrogenate a hydrogenation target substance using protons to produce an organic hydride; an anode, provided opposite to the one side of the electrolyte membrane, that contains an anode catalyst used to oxidize water to produce protons; and an anode support, provided opposite to the electrolyte membrane side of the anode, that supports the anode. The anode support is formed of an elastic porous body of which the Young's modulus is greater than 0.1 N/mm2 and less than 43 N/mm2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2019
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Applicants: National University Corporation YOKOHAMA National University, DE NORA PERMELEC LTD
    Inventors: Shigenori MITSUSHIMA, Kensaku NAGASAWA, Yoshinori NISHIKI, Setsuro OGATA, Akihiro KATO, Awaludin ZAENAL, Koji MATSUOKA, Yasushi SATO
  • Publication number: 20190352786
    Abstract: An organic hydride production apparatus includes: an electrolyte membrane having proton conductivity; a cathode that includes a cathode catalyst layer used to hydrogenate a hydrogenation target substance using protons to produce an organic hydride and also includes a cathode chamber; an anode that includes an anode catalyst layer used to oxidize water to produce protons and also includes an anode chamber; and a gas introduction unit that introduces, into the anolyte at a certain position, a certain gas used to remove at least one of the hydrogenation target substance and the organic hydride that have passed through the electrolyte membrane and been mixed into the anolyte.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2017
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Applicants: National University Corporation YOKOHAMA National University, DE NORA PERMELEC LTD
    Inventors: Shigenori MITSUSHIMA, Kensaku NAGASAWA, Yoshinori NISHIKI, Akihiro KATO, Setsuro OGATA, Awaludin ZAENAL, Akiyoshi MANABE, Koji MATSUOKA, Yasushi SATO
  • Patent number: 10414255
    Abstract: A vehicle sunroof apparatus includes check mechanisms each including a rotary cam and a fixed cam. The fixed cam includes a switch guide which switches the check mechanism between an engaged state and a disengaged state. The switch guide allows advancement of the rotary cam which is at an advancement and retraction rotary position, pushes the rotary cam to a first rotary position, and further pushes the rotary cam to a second rotary position, the check mechanism is thereby switched to the engaged state. The switch guide pushes the rotary cam to a release preparation position, further pushes the rotary cam to the advancement and retraction rotary position, the check mechanism is thereby switched to the disengaged state. The fixed cam includes an initialization guide that pushes the rotary cam to the release preparation position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Aisin Seiki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Koji Matsuoka, Hiroyuki Noda, Shintaro Katsura, Ryuuta Fukada
  • Publication number: 20190276735
    Abstract: It is an object of the present invention to provide a fine fluorescent particle, which does not cause concentration quenching and has low ecotoxicity. Specifically, the present invention relates to a fine fluorescent particle containing an AIE-active compound, the particle consisting of a network polymer, wherein the fine fluorescent particle is characterized in that the AIE-active compound is, for example, a compound represented by the following formula (1): wherein E represents silicon or germanium; R1 and R2, which are the same or different, each represent a hydrocarbon group containing 1 to 6 carbon atoms, or a substituted or unsubstituted phenyl group; and R3, R4, R5 and R6, which are the same or different, each represent a substituted or unsubstituted phenyl group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2017
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Applicant: National University Corporation SAITAMA UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Ken Hatano, Takahiko Matsushita, Daisuke Fujikawa, Koji Matsuoka
  • Publication number: 20190264340
    Abstract: An organic hydride production apparatus includes: an electrolyte membrane having proton conductivity; a cathode that includes a cathode catalyst layer used to hydrogenate a hydrogenation target substance using protons to produce an organic hydride and also includes a cathode chamber; an anode that includes an anode catalyst layer used to oxidize water to produce protons and also includes an anode chamber; and a gas introduction unit that introduces, into the anolyte at a certain position, a certain gas used to remove at least one of the hydrogenation target substance and the organic hydride that have passed through the electrolyte membrane and been mixed into the anolyte.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2019
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Applicants: National University Corporation YOKOHAMA National University, DE NORA PERMELEC LTD
    Inventors: Shigenori MITSUSHIMA, Kensaku NAGASAWA, Yoshinori NISHIKI, Akihiro KATO, Setsuro OGATA, Awaludin ZAENAL, Akiyoshi MANABE, Koji MATSUOKA, Yasushi SATO
  • Publication number: 20190047101
    Abstract: There are provided a tool management device and a machine tool provided therewith, capable of simply and selectively checking all tools attached to respective tool stations to prevent a necessary tool from being forgotten to be attached and an unnecessary tool from being left attached. A tool management device 1 for managing tools detachable from a plurality of tool stations provided in a tool rest 12 of a machine tool 11 includes control means 5 for causing tool information related to one or more tools attached to each of the tool stations to be displayed in display means 3, wherein every time when a display area 62 for designating an appropriate tool station is selected, the control means 5 switches between a deployed state of deploying and displaying tool information related to all tools attached to the tool station selected, and a folded state of folding and displaying only tool information related to a predetermined tool, to cause the selected state to be displayed in an identical screen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2018
    Publication date: February 14, 2019
    Inventors: Yoshihiro TAKIGUCHI, Akio SANADA, Koji MATSUOKA, Tetsushi ASADA
  • Publication number: 20180208031
    Abstract: A vehicle sunroof apparatus includes check mechanisms each including a rotary cam and a fixed cam. The fixed cam includes a switch guide which switches the check mechanism between an engaged state and a disengaged state. The switch guide allows advancement of the rotary cam which is at an advancement and retraction rotary position, pushes the rotary cam to a first rotary position, and further pushes the rotary cam to a second rotary position, the check mechanism is thereby switched to the engaged state. The switch guide pushes the rotary cam to a release preparation position, further pushes the rotary cam to the advancement and retraction rotary position, the check mechanism is thereby switched to the disengaged state. The fixed cam includes an initialization guide that pushes the rotary cam to the release preparation position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Publication date: July 26, 2018
    Applicant: AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Koji MATSUOKA, Hiroyuki NODA, Shintaro KATSURA, Ryuuta FUKADA
  • Publication number: 20170012566
    Abstract: A drive apparatus includes: an electric motor; a drive target; a transmission mechanism through which the electric motor and the drive target are connected to each other; a rotation sensor that detects the rotational position of the electric motor; a starting position setting unit that sets the rotational position which is detected in a motor lock state in which the rotation of the electric motor is limited, as a starting position corresponding to a mechanical lock state of the drive target; a voltage sensor that detects the voltage of an electric power source which supplies electric power to the electric motor; and a starting position correcting unit that corrects the set starting position by the amount of correction which increases by the extent of an increase in the detected voltage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2016
    Publication date: January 12, 2017
    Applicant: AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shintaro KATSURA, Ryuuta FUKADA, Nobuyasu BESSHO, Koji NAGASE, Koji MATSUOKA
  • Patent number: 8776269
    Abstract: A first member and a second member are overlapped to form an overlapping portion (K) and a region including the overlapping portion is sewn in a zigzag manner. The first member is structured by an outer finger-palm portion (104A) and the second member is structured by an inner finger-palm portion (104B), respectively, and at the overlapping portion (K), the inner finger-palm portion (104B) is overlapped on the outer finger-palm portion (104A) or the outer finger-palm portion (104A) is overlapped on the inner finger-palm portion (104B).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Matsuoka Glove Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Koji Matsuoka
  • Patent number: 8505115
    Abstract: A sewn glove is provided which can be put on a hand and used without providing an uncomfortable feeling and in which fingers can be greatly (deeply) bent. The sewn glove includes a finger pocket formed by sewing a finger-back member for covering a back surface of a finger and a finger-palm member having a width wide enough to cover a palm surface and right and left sides of the finger. The finger pocket is bent toward a palm side. A finger-palm member (12) is divided into divided finger-palm members (12X, 12Y, 12Z) at positions corresponding to interphalangeal joints of the finger. Each divided portion edge of each of the divided finger-palm members (12X, 12Y, 12Z) is a cut edge (15a, 15b) extending to cover from the left side of the finger through the palm surface of the finger to the right side of the finger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: Matsuoka Glove Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Koji Matsuoka
  • Patent number: 8440364
    Abstract: A membrane electrode assembly includes an solid polymer electrolyte membrane, an anode, and a cathode. The cathode has a stacked body of a catalyst layer and a gas diffusion layer. The catalyst layer has platinum-cobalt-supporting carbon particles and an ion conductor. The ratio (P2/P1) of the pore volume P2 (ml/g) per gram of catalyst layer in a second micro-pore diameter, ranging from 0.1 ?m to less than 1 ?m, over the pore volume P1 per gram of catalyst layer in a first micro-pore diameter, ranging from 0.01 ?m to less than 0.1 ?m, is in a range of 3.8 to 8.3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2013
    Assignee: Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Koji Matsuoka
  • Patent number: 8266900
    Abstract: A plurality of flat tubes formed as a tube having notches by linearly cutting upper and lower parts from a hollow flat circular doughnut shape are stacked to structure a tube laminate. It is attached to a case so that a notch aligns with the notch and faces upward by an exhaust inflow end plate and that a notch aligns with the notch and faces downward by an exhaust outflow end plate. A cutoff valve is provided at an exhaust outflow end of an exhaust communication tube passing through the center of the tube laminate by heat insulation. While an internal combustion engine is warming up, the cutoff valve is closed to cause the exhaust to flow in gaps of the respective flat tubes from upward to downward as a whole and also a heat exchange medium is caused to flow in the respective flat tubes from downward to upward as a whole to have heat exchanged between the exhaust and the heat exchange medium to recover the exhaust heat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignees: The University of Tokyo, Futaba Industrial Co., Ltd., M-K Sale Co., Ltd., Kandori Industry Ltd., Waki Factory Inc.
    Inventors: Naoki Shikazono, Koji Matsuoka, Isamu Kandori, Shiro Ikuta, Tsunehito Wake
  • Publication number: 20110258751
    Abstract: A sewn glove is provided which can be put on a hand and used without providing an uncomfortable feeling and in which fingers can be greatly (deeply) bent. The sewn glove includes a finger pocket formed by sewing a finger-back member for covering a back surface of a finger and a finger-palm member having a width wide enough to cover a palm surface and right and left sides of the finger. The finger pocket is bent toward a palm side. A finger-palm member (12) is divided into divided finger-palm members (12X, 12Y, 12Z) at positions corresponding to interphalangeal joints of the finger. Each divided portion edge of each of the divided finger-palm members (12X, 12Y, 12Z) is a cut edge (15a, 15b) extending to cover from the left side of the finger through the palm surface of the finger to the right side of the finger.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2010
    Publication date: October 27, 2011
    Applicant: MATSUOKA GLOVE CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Koji Matsuoka
  • Patent number: 8017274
    Abstract: A fuel cell is provided which can enhance the CO resistance to thereby improve the voltage characteristics thereof. A fuel cell includes an electrolyte layer, a first electrode provided on one surface of the electrolyte layer, and a second electrode provided on the other surface of the electrolyte layer. In this fuel cell, a reaction fluid to be supplied to the first electrode contains carbon monoxide or carbon monoxide is generated from a reaction fluid having been supplied to the first electrode. The first electrode of the fuel cell includes a first catalyst material (Pt) having a function of extracting an electron from the reaction fluid, a second catalyst material (WAu) having a function of reducing the activation energy for conversion of carbon monoxide to carbon dioxide, and an oxygen-supplying material (Ru) supplying oxygen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2011
    Assignee: Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Koji Matsuoka, Yoshihiro Ikoma
  • Publication number: 20110020726
    Abstract: A membrane electrode assembly includes an solid polymer electrolyte membrane, an anode, and a cathode. The cathode has a stacked body of a catalyst layer and a gas diffusion layer. The catalyst layer has platinum-cobalt-supporting carbon particles and an ion conductor. The ratio (P2/P1) of the pore volume P2 (ml/g) per gram of catalyst layer in a second micro-pore diameter, ranging from 0.1 ?m to less than 1 ?m, over the pore volume P1 per gram of catalyst layer in a first micro-pore diameter, ranging from 0.01 ?m to less than 0.1 ?m, is in a range of 3.8 to 8.3.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2009
    Publication date: January 27, 2011
    Inventor: Koji Matsuoka
  • Publication number: 20100251702
    Abstract: A plurality of flat tubes formed as a tube having notches by linearly cutting upper and lower parts from a hollow flat circular doughnut shape are stacked to structure a tube laminate. It is attached to a case so that a notch aligns with the notch and faces upward by an exhaust inflow end plate and that a notch aligns with the notch and faces downward by an exhaust outflow end plate. A cutoff valve is provided at an exhaust outflow end of an exhaust communication tube passing through the center of the tube laminate by heat insulation. While an internal combustion engine is warming up, the cutoff valve is closed to cause the exhaust to flow in gaps of the respective flat tubes from upward to downward as a whole and also a heat exchange medium is caused to flow in the respective flat tubes from downward to upward as a whole to have heat exchanged between the exhaust and the heat exchange medium to recover the exhaust heat.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2008
    Publication date: October 7, 2010
    Applicants: THE UNIVERSITY OF TOKYO, FUTABA INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD., M-K SALE CO., LTD., KANDORI INDUSTRY LTD., WAKI FACTORY INC.
    Inventors: Naoki Shikazono, Koji Matsuoka, Isamu Kandori, Shiro Ikuta, Tsunehito Wake
  • Publication number: 20100218303
    Abstract: A first member and a second member are overlapped to form an overlapping portion (K) and a region including the overlapping portion is sewn in a zigzag manner. The first member is structured by an outer finger-palm portion (104A) and the second member is structured by an inner finger-palm portion (104B), respectively, and at the overlapping portion (K), the inner finger-palm portion (104B) is overlapped on the outer finger-palm portion (104A) or the outer finger-palm portion (104A) is overlapped on the inner finger-palm portion (104B).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2008
    Publication date: September 2, 2010
    Applicant: MATSUOKA GLOVE CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Koji Matsuoka
  • Patent number: 7771859
    Abstract: A fuel cell includes an electrolyte layer, a first electrode which is provided on one surface of the electrolyte layer and to which fuel is supplied, and a second electrode which is provided on the other surface of the electrolyte layer and to which an oxidant is supplied. The first electrode contains an additive having an oxidation-reduction potential which is higher than a potential of formation reaction for forming a proton from the fuel and which is lower than an oxidation potential of a component contained in the first electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2010
    Assignee: Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Koji Matsuoka, Takaaki Taniguchi
  • Patent number: 7700220
    Abstract: A fuel cell is provided which can enhance the CO resistance to thereby improve the voltage characteristics thereof. A fuel cell includes an electrolyte layer, a first electrode provided on one surface of the electrolyte layer, and a second electrode provided on the other surface of the electrolyte layer. In this fuel cell, a reaction fluid to be supplied to the first electrode contains carbon monoxide or carbon monoxide is generated from a reaction fluid having been supplied to the first electrode. The first electrode of the fuel cell includes a first catalyst material (Pt) having a function of extracting an electron from the reaction fluid, a second catalyst material (WAu) having a function of reducing the activation energy for conversion of carbon monoxide to carbon dioxide, and an oxygen-supplying material (Ru) supplying oxygen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2010
    Assignee: Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Koji Matsuoka, Yoshihiro Ikoma