Patents by Inventor Makoto Kitano

Makoto Kitano 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: 20200333737
    Abstract: Provided is a fixing member having excellent heat resistance and durability. The fixing member includes a substrate and an elastic layer on the substrate, wherein the elastic layer includes: rubber, thermally conductive particles dispersed in the rubber, and iron oxide particles dispersed in the rubber, a content of the thermally conductive particles in the elastic layer is 30% by volume or more and 50% by volume or less, a content of the iron oxide particles in the elastic layer is 0.01% by volume or more and 1.0% by volume or less, the thermally conductive particles are at least one selected from the group consisting of aluminum oxide, metal silicon, magnesium oxide, zinc oxide, and silicon carbide, and the iron oxide particles have a localization index M of 0.2 or more and less than 0.8, wherein the localization index M is determined by specific steps.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2020
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Inventors: Matsutaka Maeda, Mamo Matsumoto, Yuji Kitano, Yo Imaizumi, Makoto Souma
  • Patent number: 10586711
    Abstract: A substrate processing method of processing a substrate using a block copolymer containing a hydrophilic polymer and a hydrophobic polymer, the substrate processing method includes: a block copolymer coating step of applying the block copolymer onto the substrate on which a predetermined projecting and recessed pattern is formed, to form a coating film of the block copolymer; a polymer separation step of phase-separating the block copolymer into the hydrophilic polymer and the hydrophobic polymer; a polymer removal step of selectively removing the hydrophilic polymer from the phase-separated block copolymer; and after the block copolymer coating step and before the polymer removal step, a film thickness reduction step of reducing a film thickness of the coating film of the block copolymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Tokyo Electron Limited
    Inventors: Makoto Muramatsu, Tadatoshi Tomita, Hisashi Genjima, Takahiro Kitano
  • Patent number: 10545439
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a fixing member that has a substrate, and a single layer of an elastic layer on the substrate, the elastic layer having a thickness of 100 ?m or more, and containing a binder and a filler, wherein the elastic layer contains the filler in a content of 30% by volume or more to 60% by volume or less based on the total volume of the elastic layer, and wherein, when a surface of the elastic layer facing to the substrate is defined as a first surface, and a surface of the elastic layer opposed to the first surface is defined as a second surface, an average value of ratios of an element derived from the filler is 0.0 atomic % or more to 6.0 atomic % or less in a region having a thickness of 6 ?m, from the first surface toward the second surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Mamo Matsumoto, Katsuhisa Matsunaka, Matsutaka Maeda, Yasuharu Notoya, Yuji Kitano, Makoto Souma
  • Publication number: 20190377285
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a fixing member that has a substrate, and a single layer of an elastic layer on the substrate, the elastic layer having a thickness of 100 ?m or more, and containing a binder and a filler, wherein the elastic layer contains the filler in a content of 30% by volume or more to 60% by volume or less based on the total volume of the elastic layer, and wherein, when a surface of the elastic layer facing to the substrate is defined as a first surface, and a surface of the elastic layer opposed to the first surface is defined as a second surface, an average value of ratios of an element derived from the filler is 0.0 atomic % or more to 6.0 atomic % or less in a region having a thickness of 6 ?m, from the first surface toward the second surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2019
    Publication date: December 12, 2019
    Inventors: Mamo Matsumoto, Katsuhisa Matsunaka, Matsutaka Maeda, Yasuharu Notoya, Yuji Kitano, Makoto Souma
  • Publication number: 20190341255
    Abstract: A substrate treatment method of treating a substrate using a block copolymer containing a hydrophilic polymer and a hydrophobic polymer, includes: a resist pattern formation step of forming a predetermined resist pattern by a resist film on the substrate; a thin film formation step of forming a thin film for suppressing deformation of the resist pattern on a surface of the resist pattern; a block copolymer coating step of applying a block copolymer to the substrate after the formation of the thin film; and a polymer separation step of phase-separating the block copolymer into the hydrophilic polymer and the hydrophobic polymer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2019
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Inventors: Makoto MURAMATSU, Tadatoshi TOMITA, Hisashi GENJIMA, Gen YOU, Takahiro KITANO
  • Publication number: 20190293534
    Abstract: Some materials desired to acquire mechanical characteristics and fatigue characteristics are difficult to make in a large-size bulk material for a test piece. The invention provides a test jig which includes a primary jig which fixes both sides of a test piece, which is a test object, an upper jig which includes a load portion to load a weight on two places of an upper surface and two places of a lower surface of the primary jig, and a lower jig which includes a load portion to load a weight on two places of the upper surface and two places of the lower surface of the primary jig. The upper surface and the lower surface of the primary jig disposed on both sides of the test piece are on almost the same flat surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Inventors: Hisashi TANIE, Makoto KITANO
  • Patent number: 10418242
    Abstract: A substrate treatment method of treating a substrate using a block copolymer containing a hydrophilic polymer and a hydrophobic polymer, includes: a resist pattern formation step of forming a predetermined resist pattern by a resist film on the substrate; a thin film formation step of forming a thin film for suppressing deformation of the resist pattern on a surface of the resist pattern; a block copolymer coating step of applying a block copolymer to the substrate after the formation of the thin film; and a polymer separation step of phase-separating the block copolymer into the hydrophilic polymer and the hydrophobic polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Tokyo Electron Limited
    Inventors: Makoto Muramatsu, Tadatoshi Tomita, Hisashi Genjima, Gen You, Takahiro Kitano
  • Patent number: 10329144
    Abstract: A substrate treatment method using a block copolymer containing a hydrophilic polymer and a hydrophobic polymer includes a polymer separating step, wherein a ratio of a molecular weight of the hydrophilic polymer in the block copolymer is adjusted to 20% to 40% so that the hydrophilic polymers align at positions corresponding to a hexagonal close-packed structure in a plan view after the polymer separating step, and at the polymer separating step, a columnar first hydrophilic polymer is phase-separated on each of circular patterns of hydrophobic coating films and a columnar second hydrophilic polymer is phase-separated between the first hydrophilic polymers, and a diameter of the circular pattern is set so that the first hydrophilic polymers and the second hydrophilic polymers align at positions corresponding to the hexagonal close-packed structure in a plan view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Tokyo Electron Limited
    Inventors: Makoto Muramatsu, Tadatoshi Tomita, Hisashi Genjima, Gen You, Takahiro Kitano, Takanori Nishi
  • Publication number: 20180138413
    Abstract: A dendrimer compound characterized by comprising a core represented by the following formula (1-1), (1-2), (1-3), or (1-4) and at least one kind of dendritic structure selected among dendritic structures represented by the following formulae (3) and (4).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2018
    Publication date: May 17, 2018
    Applicant: SUMITOMO CHEMICAL COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Makoto KITANO, Yoshiaki TSUBATA
  • Patent number: 9966532
    Abstract: A dendrimer compound characterized by comprising a core represented by the following formula (1-1), (1-2), (1-3), or (1-4) and at least one kind of dendritic structure selected among dendritic structures represented by the following formulae (3) and (4).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: SUMITOMO CHEMICAL COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Makoto Kitano, Yoshiaki Tsubata
  • Patent number: 8864888
    Abstract: This oil-water separation device includes: a supply port (3b) for oily water; a flow passage that causes oily water (X4, X7) supplied from the supply port to flow so that a flow component in a horizontal direction is a main flow component; a floated oil recovery port (F) provided above an upper portion of the flow passage and also at a position spaced from a start end of the flow passage; and a settled oil recovery port (T) provided beneath the flow passage. According to the oil-water separation device, it is possible to separate an oil component from oily water that contains an oil component with higher viscosity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: IHI Corporation
    Inventors: Noriyoshi Osawa, Makoto Kitano, Kenji Sato
  • Publication number: 20140231775
    Abstract: A dendrimer compound characterized by comprising a core represented by the following formula (1-1), (1-2), (1-3), or (1-4) and at least one kind of dendritic structure selected among dendritic structures represented by the following formulae (3) and (4).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2014
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Inventors: Makoto KITANO, Yoshiaki TSUBATA
  • Patent number: 8728631
    Abstract: A dendrimer compound characterized by comprising a core represented by the following formula (1-1), (1-2), (1-3), or (1-4) and at least one kind of dendritic structure selected among dendritic structures represented by the following formulae (3) and (4).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Sumitomo Chemical Company, Limited
    Inventors: Makoto Kitano, Yoshiaki Tsubata
  • Publication number: 20130288311
    Abstract: A fermentation apparatus (A) of the present invention comprising: an enzymatic reactor (4) for degrading cellulose using a diastatic enzyme, and a first catalytic reactor (5) for degrading the degradation product produced by the enzymatic reactor (4) into glucose, using a solid acid catalyst (X). According to this fermentation apparatus (A), saccharification treatment of cellulose can be performed while reducing diastatic enzyme costs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2011
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Inventors: Kenji Sato, Makoto Kitano, Tatsuya Oka, Kentaro Nariai, Norimitsu Kaneko, Michikazu Hara
  • Patent number: 8519092
    Abstract: A polymer compound comprising at least one repeating unit selected from the group of repeating units shown by formula (1) or formula (2), wherein Ar1 to Ar4 represent an arylene group etc.; E1, E2, and E3 represent an aryl group (A) having three or more substituents, or a heterocyclic group (B) having one or more substituents, and the total number of substituents and hetero atoms of the heterocyclic ring is three or more; a and b represent 0 or 1, and 0<=a+b<=1, wherein Ar5 to Ar10 and Ar11 represent an arylene group etc.; E4 to E9 represent an aryl group or a monovalent heterocyclic group; l, m and n represent 0 to 2; o and p represent 0 or 1, and l+m+n+o+p is 2 or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignee: Sumitomo Chemical Company, Limited
    Inventors: Makoto Kitano, Yoshiaki Tsubata, Chizu Sekine, Jun Oguma, Katsumi Agata, Akihiro Ono, Akiko Nakazono
  • Publication number: 20120293749
    Abstract: A polymer compound comprising at least one repeating unit selected from the group of repeating units shown by formula (1) or formula (2), wherein Ar1 to Ar4 represent an arylene group etc.; E1, E2, and E3 represent an aryl group (A) having three or more substituents, or a heterocyclic group (B) having one or more substituents, and the total number of substituents and hetero atoms of the heterocyclic ring is three or more; a and b represent 0 or 1, and 0<=a+b<=1, wherein Ar5 to Ar10 and Ar11 represent an arylene group etc.; E4 to E9 represent an aryl group or a monovalent heterocyclic group; l, m and n represent 0 to 2; o and p represent 0 or 1, and l+m+n+o+p is 2 or more.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2012
    Publication date: November 22, 2012
    Applicant: SUMITOMO CHEMICAL COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Makoto Kitano, Yoshiaki Tsubata, Chizu Sekine, Jun Oguma, Katsumi Agata, Akihiro Ono, Akiko Nakazono
  • Publication number: 20120288927
    Abstract: A biomass treatment device (A) includes a hot compressed water reaction device (1) that hydrolyzes a biomass by passing hot compressed water to the biomass to prepare polysaccharides, and a solid-acid catalytic reaction device (2 and 3) that generates monosaccharides from the polysaccharides using a solid-acid catalyst, and the device includes at least one of a first heat exchanger (1b and 1b?) for heating the hot compressed water by the heat of a monosaccharide solution including the monosaccharides delivered from the solid-acid-catalytic reaction device and a second heat exchanger (1c) for heating the hot compressed water by the heat of a polysaccharide solution including the polysaccharides introduced into the solid-acid-catalytic reaction device from the hot compressed water reaction device. According to the biomass treatment device, it is possible to improve the energy efficiency more than the related art.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2011
    Publication date: November 15, 2012
    Inventors: Norimitsu Kaneko, Makoto Kitano, Kenji Sato, Kentaro Nariai, Michikazu Hara, Daizo Yamaguchi
  • Publication number: 20120279494
    Abstract: The hot water-flowing type saccharification apparatus (A) which hydrolyzes a raw material organic substance (X) stored in a reaction pipe (1) by passing pressurized hot water therethrough, includes a raw material hopper (4) which stores the raw material organic substance (X), a raw material-feeding pipe (3) which receives the raw material organic substance (X) dropped from the raw material hopper (4) and communicates with the reaction pipe (1), a raw material transfer unit (5) which transfers the raw material organic substance (X) to the reaction pipe (1) by extruding the raw material organic substance (X) from one end of the raw material-feeding pipe (3) toward the reaction pipe (1), a shutoff valve (2) provided between the raw material-feeding pipe (3) and the reaction pipe (1), a residue discharge unit (6) provided in the reaction pipe (1) on an opposite side to the raw material-feeding pipe (3) so as to discharge a residue (Xa) outside, a pressurized hot water supply unit (7) which supplies pressurized ho
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2011
    Publication date: November 8, 2012
    Inventors: Makoto Kitano, Kenji Sato, Kentaro Nariai, Tatsuya Oka
  • Publication number: 20120279495
    Abstract: A solid-acid-catalyzed saccharification device (A) includes a catalytic reaction vessel (3) configured to contain a polysaccharide feedstock with water and a solid-acid catalyst (X2) as a liquid mixture (X3) to monosaccharify the polysaccharide using the solid-acid catalyst (X2), an agitation device (4) configured to agitate the liquid mixture (X3) in the catalytic reaction vessel (3), an oxidation-reduction electrometer (5) configured to measure the redox potential of the liquid mixture (X3) in the catalytic reaction vessel (3), and a pH meter (6) configured to measure the pH of the liquid mixture (X3) in the catalytic reaction vessel (3). According to the solid-acid-catalyzed saccharification device (A), it is possible to accurately follow the reaction state of a saccharification process of a feedstock using a solid acid catalyst.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2011
    Publication date: November 8, 2012
    Inventors: Makoto Kitano, Kenji Sato, Kentaro Nariai, Tatsuya Oka, Michikazu Hara, Daizo Yamaguchi
  • Publication number: 20120255900
    Abstract: This oil-water separation device includes: a supply port (3b) for oily water; a flow passage that causes oily water (X4, X7) supplied from the supply port to flow so that a flow component in a horizontal direction is a main flow component; a floated oil recovery port (F) provided above an upper portion of the flow passage and also at a position spaced from a start end of the flow passage; and a settled oil recovery port (T) provided beneath the flow passage. According to the oil-water separation device, it is possible to separate an oil component from oily water that contains an oil component with higher viscosity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2010
    Publication date: October 11, 2012
    Inventors: Noriyoshi Osawa, Makoto Kitano, Kenji Sato