Patents by Inventor Kouji Nakata

Kouji Nakata 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: 20200386342
    Abstract: A valve device allows simple flow rate control when the bulb is opened. Valve device includes: a valve body having a first flow path and a second flow path formed therein; a valve body for closing an opening of the first flow path to shut off a gateway between the first flow path and the second flow path and for opening the first flow path to communicate the first flow path and the second flow path; an operating member for moving between a closed position for closing the opening in the valve body and an open position for opening the opening; and an adjusting actuator for defining an open position of the operating member and having an electrically driven material made of a compound that deforms in response to a change in an electric field, and for changing the defined open position by deformation of the electrically driven material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2018
    Publication date: December 10, 2020
    Applicant: FUJIKIN INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Toshihide YOSHIDA, Tsutomu SHINOHARA, Tomohiro NAKATA, Ryutaro TANNO, Kouji NISHINO, Katsuyuki SUGITA, Masahiko TAKIMOTO
  • Publication number: 20200354231
    Abstract: Provided is a functional unit for a bathroom that includes a functional component for a bathroom, separated from a water faucet device and fixed to a bathroom wall part; and a reforming unit that is formed integrally with the functional component for a bathroom and that includes a cartridge capable of reforming raw water flowing through a water supply passage from the water faucet device to a water discharge device. The reforming unit includes a casing that houses the cartridge, and the casing is detachably connected to the functional component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2018
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Applicant: LIXIL Corporation
    Inventors: Shunji OTA, Kouji NAKATA, Mayuko OUCHI, Yuichiro KOMATSU, Naoya TAMURA, Wakaba HYODO, Shinichi YAGI, Touichirou MATSUURA, Kazuhiro SATO, Takashi HAGIWARA, Shinya SAKATA
  • Patent number: 10677347
    Abstract: A shift lever is configured to take deceleration-requesting positions through its operation in a specified direction from an M-range position for a manual mode. A control is configured such that vehicle's deceleration is larger when an operational quantity of a one-time operation of the shift lever operated toward the deceleration-requesting positions B1, B2, B3 is larger. For example, when the shift lever is operated to the position B1, one-stage shift down is performed, when the shift lever is operated to the position B2, two-stage shift down is performed, and when the shift lever is operated to the position B3, three-stage shift down is performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: MAZDA MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toshihiro Matsuoka, Daiki Nakata, Kouji Tokunaga, Yohsuke Takenaga, Norimichi Tanaka
  • Patent number: 4671978
    Abstract: A flexible magnetic disc sheet is described, which has a central circular hole therein and has a protective layer only on a surface portion surrounding the edge of the central circular hole, the protective layer comprising (a) a radiation polymerized polymer of a compound which is polymerizable and hardenable by radiation and (b) a matting agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 1985
    Date of Patent: June 9, 1987
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Mikihiko Kato, Shigeo Komine, Katsumi Koyota, Kouji Nakata
  • Patent number: 4376656
    Abstract: Yellow iron oxide pigments having improved heat stability are prepared by subjecting an alkaline slurry of conventional yellow iron oxide, a soluble ferric salt, sodium aluminate, and a third metal component, exemplified by antimony ion or a zinc ion/titanium ion combination, to a hydrothermal (autoclave) treatment at about 100.degree.-240.degree. C. The separated solid product has a heat stability temperature (based on the color change from yellow to red when heated) appreciably higher than that of the starting iron oxide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 1981
    Date of Patent: March 15, 1983
    Assignee: Titan Kogyo K.K.
    Inventors: Jihei Senda, Yoshihiro Inoue, Toshiaki Uenishi, Hidefumi Harada, Kouji Nakata, Akio Akagi, Yakanori Yamasaki
  • Patent number: 4374676
    Abstract: Yellow iron oxide pigments having improved heat stability are prepared by mixing a conventional yellow iron oxide pigment with an aqueous alkaline solution of a soluble antimony compound. This yields a yellow pigment whose particle surface is coated with "antimony-bloom", and this product has a higher heat stability temperature than does the starting yellow iron oxide. When the product coated with "antimony-bloom" is subjected to hydrothermal treatment (autoclaving), the resultant material has a yet-higher heat stability temperature. Other, related treatments furnish products with improved heat stability temperatures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 1981
    Date of Patent: February 22, 1983
    Assignee: Titan Kogyo K.K.
    Inventors: Jihei Senda, Yoshihiro Inoue, Toshiaki Uenishi, Hidefumi Harada, Kouji Nakata, Akio Akagi, Takanori Yamasaki
  • Patent number: 4374677
    Abstract: Yellow iron oxide pigments having improved heat stability are prepared by subjecting an alkaline slurry of conventional yellow iron oxide, a soluble ferric salt, and sodium aluminate to a hydrothermal (autoclave) treatment at 100.degree.-240.degree. C., separating and slurrying the resultant solid product, and subjecting that product to a second hydrothermal treatment of 250.degree.-350.degree. C. The original iron oxide has a heat stability (based on color change from yellow to red) temperature of about 203.degree. C., while the final product shows a change at 270.degree. C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 1981
    Date of Patent: February 22, 1983
    Assignee: Titan Kogyo K.K. Japan
    Inventors: Jihei Senda, Yoshihiro Inoue, Toshiaki Uenishi, Hidefumi Harada, Kouji Nakata, Akio Akagi
  • Patent number: 4291010
    Abstract: Synthetic yellow iron oxide (.alpha.-FeOOH) is dispersed in an aqueous ferric solution, and an adequate alkali solution and an aqueous aluminum salt solution are added. The resultant dispersion is subjected to a hydrothermal treatment at 150.degree.-250.degree. C. By this treatment, the surface of the synthetic yellow iron oxide is covered with a (FeAl)OOH (solid solution). Yellow iron oxides treated thus have an elevated resistivity to heat of about 50.degree. C. The modified synthetic yellow iron oxide thus obtained is non-toxic and can be used as a pigment in plastics and melt-type traffic paint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 1979
    Date of Patent: September 22, 1981
    Assignee: Titan Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Jihei Senda, Yoshihiro Inoue, Toshiaki Uenishi, Hidefumi Harada, Kouji Nakata, Akio Akagi