Kunio Nagai 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).
Abstract: This high-frequency hardening apparatus is provided with: an induction heating coil which has a U-shaped part that sandwiches a turbine blade, a pair of linear parts, and a connection part connecting the U-shaped part and the linear parts; a temperature detection unit which detects, in a non-contact manner, temperature around the induction heating coil; a moving mechanism which relatively moves the turbine blade and the induction heating coil in the direction of blade height; an electrical current supply unit which supplies a high-frequency electrical current to the induction heating coil; and a control device which has an electrical current control unit that, on the basis of a detection value provided by the temperature detection unit, controls the magnitude of the high-frequency electrical current supplied from the electrical current supply unit such that the detection value will not exceed a predetermined temperature.
Abstract: A nonionic surfactant comprising an aliphatic alcohol alkylene oxide adduct (A), directly produced by adding an alkylene oxide (b1) to an aliphatic alcohol (a1),
and satisfying the following (i), (ii) and (iii):
(i) comprising one compound, or a mixture of two or more
(ii) having a ratio Mw/Mn within the specific range; and
(iii) having a distribution constant (c), determined by the following equation (4), of 1.0 or less:
This invention provides an aliphatic alcohol alkylene oxide adduct, having surface activities comparable to alkylphenol-based nonionic surfactants and moreover having no fear of environmental endocrine disrupters like alkylphenol-based nonionic surfactants.
This invention provides a detergent composition using the above anionic surfactant and having excellent detergency.
Abstract: A nonionic surfactant comprising an aliphatic alcohol alkylene oxide adduct (A), directly produced by adding an alkylene oxide (b1) to an aliphatic alcohol (a1), and satisfying the following (i), (ii) and (iii):
Abstract: A video telephone (1) includes a communication block (2) having a telephone communication function and a display block (3) assembled so as to be mounted on the communication block (2) and having a television function. The display block (3) includes a display screen (4) and a television camera. The display block (3) can be adjusted in tilt with respect to the communication block (2).
Abstract: A bidirectional broadcasting method and system allows, even when an existing telephone voting service is used to respond to a bidirectional broadcast, broadcasting wherein a plurality of questions are related to each other. A broadcasting station broadcasts questions, answer choices for a response to each question and responding destination telephone numbers for the individual answer choices, and successively broadcasts evaluation information for allowing receiver apparatus to perform evaluation of histories of responses to the questions and determine whether or not the responding persons of the individual receiver apparatus are response allowed persons. Each receiver apparatus stores the history of responses to the questions into a memory and, based on the evaluation data from the broadcasting station, evaluates the history of responses to the questions.
Abstract: A tightening device comprises an upper plate, a lower plate disposed below the upper plate in parallel thereto, a nut rotating gear supported by the lower plate so as to be rotatable in a horizontal plane, and a spur gear provided on an underside of the upper plate and meshable with the nut rotating gear for rotating the nut rotating gear. The upper plate has a portion fittable to a flange of an externally threaded member for preventing the rotation of the threaded member, while the nut rotating gear has a portion fittable to a nut. With the nut manually tightened on the threaded member in advance, the flange fitting portion of the upper plate is fitted to the flange, the nut is fitted in the fitting portion of the nut rotating gear, and the spur gear is thereafter rotated, whereby the nut rotating gear is driven to tighten up the nut on the threaded member.
Abstract: A reference range of tightening torques is predetermined relative to the rotation angle of a threaded member as normally tightened. In tightening up a nut on an externally threaded member, the tightening torque is detected by a torque sensor every time the nut is rotated through a specified angle, and whether the tightening torque relative to the rotation angle is within the reference range is judged by a microcomputer. The result of judgment is indicated by a light-emitting diode and a buzzer.
Abstract: Method and apparatus for sealing molten metal for use in twin-roll type continuous casting apparatus for preventing molten metal from entry into a clearance between a pair of mold rolls and side weirs disposed at opposite ends of the pair of mold rolls to define a molten metal reservoir above the gap between the mold rolls. a sealing medium is supplied at the inner side of the side weirs in the vicinity of the border between the molten metal and each of the mold rolls. Entry of molten metal into the clearance is prevented without the necessity of pressing the side weirs against the roll ends.
Abstract: An electronic appliance, which can facilitate operation of a commander for transmitting a remote control signal for the electronic appliance, includes a receiver for receiving a remote control signal from a commander, a plurality of input terminals for receiving video signals from external signal sources, a signal selection switch for selecting one of the signals received at the input terminals and a broadcast signal and for delivering the selected signal as an output video signal therefrom, a code converter operable in response to the condition of the signal selection switch for converting a signal received at the receiver into a code by which the pertaining signal source can be controlled, and an output terminal for supplying an output of the code converter therefrom to the pertaining signal source via a signal cable.
Abstract: An apparatus for continuously producing a thin metallic strip comprises a mold 3 adapted to receive molten metal and having an outlet opening 1a through which the molten metal under solidification is drawn out as a casting 10 for guided withdrawal movement along a predetermined path, and surface smoothing devices 5 for generally continuously impacting both opposite surfaces of the casting 10 adjacent the outlet opening of the mold.
Abstract: An apparatus for continuous casting of a thin metallic plate which includes a movable mold 2 arranged for movement in a specified direction, and a melt receiver 5 disposed on the movable mold 2 for storing molten metal in coopertion therewith, whereby molten metal within the melt receiver 5, through its contact with the surface of the movable mold 2, will be cooled and formed into a casting shell, the casting shell being drawn by the movable mold 2 in the form of a thin metallic plate, wherein at least the lower end portion of the melt receiver 5 is movable along the withdrawal path of the casting shell, and wherein a mover mechanism 7 is provided for moving the lower end portion of the melt receiver 5.
Abstract: An apparatus for continuously casting a thin metallic strip comprising a melt receiver 3 for receiving molten metal, a pair of rolls 4 rotatably arranged under the melt receiver 3 and opposed to each other with a predetermined clearance, rotary drive device 5 for rotating the rolls 4 to draw out the molten metal under solidification as a casting through said clearance, and supply system 11 for supplying cooling water into the interior of the rolls 4, the apparatus further comprising roll temperature sensors 9 embedded in the outer peripheral portion of each roll 4 and equiangularly spaced circumferentially thereof for detecting the surface temperature of the roll 4, a position detecting device 14 for detecting the rotational position of the roll 4, and a control unit 20 for controlling the rotary drive device 5 and the cooling water supplying system 11 in response to detection signals from the temperature sensors 9 and the position detecting device 14.
Abstract: A picture display apparatus has respective modes in which it displays at least three different types of pictures in sequence in response to actuations of a single switch. The picture display apparatus may be incorporated within a conventional television receiver having a programmable timer, and in such case the first type of picture is the normal television picture, the second type of picture is a display of the current day of the week and current time, and the third type of picture is a display of programming information stored in the programmable timer. When the switch is actuated within a predetermined time from the occurrence of a characteristic event in the respective mode, the next type of picture in the sequence is displayed. When the switch is actuated after the predetermined time has elapsed, the first type of picture in the sequence is displayed.
April 24, 1985
Date of Patent:
October 28, 1986
Toshio Amano, Yoshihisa Fujioka, Kunio Nagai, Osamu Oda
Abstract: A single, hand held remote control unit produces command signals used to control all operational aspects of a video tape recorder and an associated television receiver, and the video tape recorder and television receiver include switches that upon actuation can provide various interconnections so that all operating modes of the two units are possible. Actuation of the switches is performed by controllers, arranged at the particular units, and which receive the coded command signals from the remote control unit to set the switches in accordance with any of several keys that can be actuated on the remote control unit. In one aspect, depressing a single playback key at the remote control unit will produce coded signals received by the controllers to set the television receiver to an unused channel frequency and cause the video tape recorder to reproduce a prerecorded video tape, with the reproduced signal fed to the television receiver over that unused channel for display.
Abstract: Apparatus for demodulating a multiplexed sound signal comprised of a first sound signal formed by the sum of a left channel signal and a right channel signal in a first language, a second sound signal formed by the difference of the left channel signal and the right channel signal, and a third sound signal in a second language, comprising a single demodulation circuit for producing either the second sound signal or third sound signal in response to the multiplexed sound signal; a selector switch for selectively changing the center frequency of the demodulation circuit to control the latter to produce either the second sound signal or third sound signal in response to the multiplexed sound signal; a matrix circuit for producing a stereo sound signal in response to the first and second sound signals; a pair of output terminals; and a switch device for supplying the third sound signal as a second language monaural sound signal from the demodulation circuit to one output terminal when the selector switch controls
Abstract: Apparatus for demodulating a multiplexed sound signal comprised of a first sound signal formed by the sum of a first channel signal and a second channel signal, a second sound signal formed by the difference of the first channel signal and the second channel signal, and a third sound signal formed by the sum of a third channel signal and a fourth channel signal, includes a pair of loudspeakers; a first switch device for supplying a monaural sound signal or a stereo sound signal to the loudspeakers; a matrix circuit for producing a first stereo sound signal in a first language or a second stereo sound signal in a second language in response to the second sound signal and the first sound signal or third sound signal, respectively, and for supplying the respective first stereo sound signal or the second stereo sound signal to the first switch device; and a second switch device for selectively supplying the first sound signal or the third sound signal to the matrix circuit or to the first switch device as a first
Abstract: A remote control system capable of selectively controlling a desired one of plural devices in response to the transmission of remote control signals from a transmitter. A central control includes a decoder decoding a remote control signal so as to produce a corresponding device control signal, this device control signal being coupled to the plural devices so as to control a desired one thereof in accordance with the decoded signal. The central control includes at least one, and preferably plural, input terminals. Plural receiving elements, spatially separated from each other, are coupled to respective ones of the input terminals, preferably by a conducting lead, and, preferably, a receiving element is provided directly at the central control. The receiving elements are capable of receiving a remote control signal transmitted, for example, by infrared transmission, from the transmitter.
Abstract: In a television receiver for selectively displaying a received television picture and an audio signal waveform on the screen of a cathode ray tube, an audio signal to be displayed is applied to a pulse generation circuit where it is converted to a waveform display pulse signal having the phase position corresponding to the audio signal and this waveform display pulse signal is applied through a video amplifier having a brightness control circuit to the cathode ray tube during the display of the audio signal waveform. In this case, the background level of the screen of the cathode ray tube is changed to be lowered so that a viewer can clearly see the audio signal waveform.
Abstract: In a television receiver for selectively displaying a received television picture and an audio signal waveform on the screen of a cathode ray tube, an audio signal to be displayed is applied to a pulse generation circuit where it is converted to a waveform display pulse signal having the phase position corresponding to the audio signal and this waveform display signal is applied to a video amplifier every other field during the display of the audio signal waveform, whereby a viewer can clearly see the audio signal waveform on the screen of the cathode ray tube.