Patents by Inventor Kunio Kobayashi

Kunio Kobayashi 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: 4926747
    Abstract: An apparatus for manufacturing soy sauce comprises a sampling mechanism for sampling a portion of a prescribed amount of raw soy sauce stored in at least one storage tank, and an automatic multiple analyzer for receiving the portion of the prescribed amount of raw soy sauce from the sampling mechanism and simultaneously analyzing the concentrations of at least two ingredients of the sampled portion of the raw soy sauce. The apparatus also includes at least one control tank operatively communicating with the storage tank for supplying at least one controlling element to the raw soy sauce in the storage tank, and a contral mechanism for selectively opening and closing control valves coupled between the control tank and the storage tank according to analytic results from the automatic multiple analyzer thereby to add the controlling element to the raw soy sauce in the storage tank to adjust the concentrations of the at least two ingredients of the prescribed amount of raw soy sauce to target values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 1989
    Date of Patent: May 22, 1990
    Assignee: Kikkoman Corporation
    Inventors: Hikotaka Hashimoto, Kunio Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 4914261
    Abstract: A cable connecting box for accommodating and protecting the connecting portion of cables in narrow spaces while allowing any branch cables to be led out in a free direction from the cable conecting box. The structural arrangement of the cable connecting box has the following features: (1) an opening is formed at one side wall of a two-split case whereby the longer side edges of the opening are facing each other in the depth-wise direction of the case; (2) a core plate of an elastic material which fits between the casing halves seals the casing water-tight; (3) a plurality of cable receptacles are formed between the core plate and each of the casing halves by combining the semicircular grooves of the core plate with the semicircular grooves which are formed in the longer side edge of the opening in a manner to face the former semicircular grooves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 1988
    Date of Patent: April 3, 1990
    Assignees: Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd., Chubu Telecommunications Company Inc.
    Inventors: Yuzo Tokumaru, Hideo Satou, Kunio Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 4913914
    Abstract: A fast, accurate and low cost method of controlling the fermentation of moromi mash includes the steps of automatically sampling a portion of the mash, automatically and simultaneously analyzing the concentrations of at least two ingredients in the sampled portion, calculating an amount to be added of at least one controlling element to adjust the concentrations of the two ingredients to target values and adding the calculated amount of the controlling element to the moromi mash, an infrared analyzer is used to automatically and simultaneously determine the concentrations of key ingredients from a single sample.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 1988
    Date of Patent: April 3, 1990
    Assignee: Kikkoman Corporation
    Inventors: Hikotaka Hashimoto, Kunio Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 4907701
    Abstract: An apparatus for inspecting the appearance of a semiconductor device has an imaging device which forms an image of the outside of a semiconductor device. An image analyzer analyzes the image and determines whether the semiconductor device is good or bad. A semiconductor device to be inspected is removed from a first conveyor on the periphery of a turntable by a vacuum chuck which is mounted on the turntable, and the semiconductor device is transported to in front of the imaging device by a turntable. If the semiconductor device is determined to be good, the turntable transports the semiconductor device to a second conveyor on the periphery of the turntable, and the vacuum chuck deposits the semiconductor device on the second conveyor. If the semiconductor device is determined to be bad, the turntable transports the semiconductor device to a discard receiving mechanism on the periphery of the turntable, and the vacuum chuck deposits the semiconductor device on the discard receiving mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 1988
    Date of Patent: March 13, 1990
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Denki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kunio Kobayashi, Sekio Itoh
  • Patent number: 4888190
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing soy sauce comprises the steps of sampling a portion of a prescribed amount of raw soy sauce and simultaneously analyzing the concentrations of at least two ingredients of the sampled portion of the raw soy sauce, calculating the amount to be added of at least one controlling element in order to adjust the concentrations of the at least two ingredients to target values according to analytic results, and adding the calculated amount of the at least one controlling element to the prescribed amount of raw soy sauce. An apparatus for manufacturing soy sauce comprises a sampling mechanism for sampling a portion of a prescribed amount of raw soy sauce stored in at least one storage tank, and an automatic multiple analyzer for receiving the portion of the prescribed amount of raw soy sauce from the sampling mechanism and simultaneously analyzing the concentrations of at least two ingredients of the sampled portion of the raw soy sauce.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 1988
    Date of Patent: December 19, 1989
    Assignee: Kikkoman Corporation
    Inventors: Hikotaka Hashimoto, Kunio Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 4618811
    Abstract: A voltage regulator for a charging generator is disclosed which comprises an a.c. generator having armature windings and a field winding, and a battery which receives the rectified output of the a.c. generator and is charged by the same. The voltage regulator regulates the output voltage of the a.c. generator by controlling the current flowing through the field winding. To prevent the output voltage of the a.c. generator from becoming a high voltage when a connecting wire connecting the rectified output of the a.c. generator to the battery is broken, the regulator also includes an abnormality detection means which compares the rectified output of the a.c. generator with the battery voltage and detects the abnormality when both voltages are different by more than a predetermined value. This arrangement makes it possible to detect the abnormality at the point of time where the output voltage of the a.c. generator is not yet very high.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 1984
    Date of Patent: October 21, 1986
    Assignees: Hitachi, Ltd., Hitachi Automotive Engineering Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Keiichi Mashino, Morio Satou, Shouju Masumoto, Kunio Kobayashi, Osamu Miki
  • Patent number: 4563631
    Abstract: A voltage regulator for a charging generator comprising an a.c. generator, a rectifier for converting the a.c. output of the a.c. generator to a d.c., a battery connected to the output of the rectifier, comparison means for comparing the battery voltage with a reference voltage of a reference voltage generation circuit and a power transistor controlled by the output of the comparison means and controlling a current flowing through a field coil of the a.c. generator.The reference voltage generation circuit comprises a voltage divider connected to a constant voltage power source and providing its divided voltage as the reference voltage, a plurality of transistors connected in parallel with a part of the voltage divider, and conduction control means for controlling the transistor in accordance with the ambient temperature so that the reference voltage is determined in accordance with the ambient temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 1984
    Date of Patent: January 7, 1986
    Assignees: Hitachi, Ltd., Hitachi Automotive Eng. Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Keiichi Mashino, Keigo Naoi, Kunio Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 4506000
    Abstract: A magnetic recording medium having a non-magnetic substrate, a first magnetic layer composed mainly of magnetic powder and binder and formed on the non-magnetic substrate, and a second magnetic layer composed mainly of magnetic powder and binder and formed on the first magnetic layer is disclosed. In this case, the magnetic powder of the first magnetic layer is made of ferro-magnetic metal powder which has a specific surface area of 20 to 40 m.sup.2 /g measured according to BET adsorption method, the first magnetic layer has coercive force H.sub.c1 of 800 to 1500 Oe, residual magnetic flux density of 3000 to 5000 Gausses and a thickness of more than 2.mu., while the magnetic powders of the second magnetic layer is made of ferro-magnetic metal powder which has a specific surface area of 40 to 150 m.sup.2 /g measured according to BET adsorption method, the second magnetic layer has coercive force H.sub.c2 of 1000 to 2500 Oe, residual magnetic flux density of 2000 to 3000 Gausses and a thickness 0.1 to 2.mu.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 1983
    Date of Patent: March 19, 1985
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Isao Kubota, Kunio Kobayashi, Toshimi Miyao
  • Patent number: 4443490
    Abstract: A magnetic recording medium carrying a magnetic layer thereon, the magnetic layer primarily composed of binder and magnetic powder, wherein the binder is composed of an acrylic compound having a plurality of unsaturated bonds in its molecule and a thermoplastic resin in a weight ratio of 80:20 to 20:80, and is hardened under irradiation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 1982
    Date of Patent: April 17, 1984
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Kaoru Nakajima, Kunio Kobayashi, Yoshiaki Hisagen
  • Patent number: 4384100
    Abstract: The invention provides a novel diorganopolysiloxane compound composed of dimethysiloxane units, methyl (2-perfluoroalkylethyl)siloxane units and methyl acyloxyalkylsiloxane units. The novel diorganopolysiloxane compounds of the invention have excellent lubricating properties so that they are useful as an additive ingredient in various materials such as coating compositions, magnetic layer of recording tapes and the like where lubricity or mold releasability is essential.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 1981
    Date of Patent: May 17, 1983
    Assignees: Shin-Etsu Chemical Co., Ltd., Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Minoru Takamizawa, Shigeo Kimura, Masashi Somezawa, Kunio Kobayashi, Yoshio Inoue, Hiroshi Yoshioka
  • Patent number: 4369230
    Abstract: A magnetic recording medium having a layer containing as a lubricant one or more organo-polysiloxane compounds having the following formula (I): ##STR1## (wherein each of A.sub.1 and A.sub.2 is independently --CH.sub.3, --CH.sub.2 --CH.sub.2 --(CF.sub.2).sub.q --CF.sub.3 or --R.sub.1 OCOR.sub.2 ; R.sub.1 is a divalent hydrocarbon residue having 1 to 5 carbon atoms; R.sub.2 is a monovalent hydrocarbon residue having from 7 to 21 carbon atoms; each of l, m and n is independently O or an integer ranging from 1 to 200; and each of p and q is independently O or an integer ranging from 1 to 12; provided that when at least one of the groups A.sub.1 and A.sub.2 is the group --R.sub.1 OCOR.sub.2, each l, m and n may be O and that, when each group A.sub.1 and A.sub.2 is one of the groups other than the group --R.sub.1 OCOR.sub.2, each l and m may be O and n is an integer ranging from 1 to 200).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 1981
    Date of Patent: January 18, 1983
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Shin-Etsu Chemical Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shigeo Kimura, Masashi Somezawa, Kunio Kobayashi, Minoru Takamizawa, Yoshio Inoue, Hiroshi Yoshioka
  • Patent number: 4368239
    Abstract: A magnetic recording medium having low friction coefficient and superior in aging characteristics is disclosed. The magnetic recording medium is provided with a lubricant which is strongly bonded to the magnetic recording medium by a bombardment of an electron beam. In one embodiment, the lubricant containing a molecular chain having a lubricating property, and a double bond sensitive to dissociation products such as free radicals are coated on a magnetic layer and then electron beam irradiates the magnetic layer. A radical reaction then occurs causing a covalent bond of the lubricant to the magnetic recording layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 1980
    Date of Patent: January 11, 1983
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Kaoru Nakajima, Kunio Kobayashi, Yoshiaki Hisagen
  • Patent number: 3977607
    Abstract: The projecting nozzle for powder coating is a device for dispersing finely divided powder paint particles in a pattern controlled by swirling air without accumulating unwanted powder particles. A hollow nozzle is located concentrically to a guide member forming a gap through which the powder is projected. Orifices and, or slits located in the guide member direct compressed air in a swirling motion. A porous plate, forming the front of the guide member allows air to pass therethrough and thereby prevents the accumulation of powder particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 1975
    Date of Patent: August 31, 1976
    Assignee: Ransburg Corporation
    Inventors: Kunio Kobayashi, Eiji Saito, Satoshi Shiki, Hiroshi Hayashi