Patents by Inventor Makoto Uno

Makoto Uno 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: 11525031
    Abstract: A fluorinated ether compound represented by A-O—(Rf1O)m—Rf2—[C(O)N(R1)]p-Q1-C(R2)[-Q2-SiR3nL3-n]2, wherein A is a C1-20 perfluoroalkyl group, Rf1 is a linear fluoroalkylene group, m is an integer of from 2 to 500, Rf2 is a linear fluoroalkylene group, R1 is a hydrogen atom or an alkyl group, p is 0 or 1, Q1 is a single bond or an alkylene group, R2 is a hydrogen atom, a monovalent hydrocarbon group or the like, Q2 is an alkylene group, R3 is a hydrogen atom or a monovalent hydrocarbon group, L is a hydrolyzable group, and n is an integer of from 0 to 2 is provided. A fluorinated ether composition and a coating liquid capable of forming a surface layer excellent in initial water/oil repellency, fingerprint stain removability, abrasion resistance, light resistance and chemical resistance, an article having a surface layer, and a method for producing it are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2022
    Assignee: AGC Inc.
    Inventors: Taiki Hoshino, Keigo Matsuura, Makoto Uno, Masahiro Ito, Kenji Ishizeki, Lilin Zhou, Daisuke Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20220314870
    Abstract: A light distribution control device including: an acquirer acquiring information representing a running status of an assistance operation performed for driving assistance from a driving assistance device performing driving assistance of a subject vehicle based on a recognition result of objects disposed in front of the subject vehicle recognized based on detection results acquired by a plurality of sensors including an optical sensor; and a light distribution controller performing light distribution control including change of an output level of a headlight of the subject vehicle, in which the light distribution controller gently performs change of the output level of the headlight in accordance with running of the assistance operation in the light distribution control.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2022
    Publication date: October 6, 2022
    Inventors: Makoto Aimura, Takuya Kashiki, Shinya Uno
  • Publication number: 20220298301
    Abstract: To provide a fluorinated ether compound capable of forming a water and oil repellent layer with excellent abrasion resistance on a metal surface of a substrate, a composition, and an article provided with a water and oil repellent layer. The fluorinated ether compound of the present invention is represented by [Rf—(OX)m—O—]j1Y1—Z1[-L1-S—R11]g11[R12]g12. Rf is a perfluoroalkyl group, X is a fluoroalkylene group having at least one fluorine atom, m is an integer of at least 2, Y1 is a single bond or a (j1+1) valent linking group, and Z1 is a (g11+g12+1) valent linking group, L1 is a single bond or a divalent linking group, R11 is a hydrogen atom or a monovalent substituent, R12 is a hydrogen atom or a monovalent substituent, j1 is an integer of at least 1, g11 is an integer of at least 2, and g12 is an integer of at least 0.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2022
    Publication date: September 22, 2022
    Applicant: AGC Inc.
    Inventors: Masayuki HARAGUCHI, Makoto UNO, Yusuke TOMIYORI, Toyokazu ENTA
  • Publication number: 20220238778
    Abstract: A tubular heat exchanger with a thermoelectric power generation function includes an inner tube 4 in which coolant flows, a thermoelectric power generation module 5 attached to an outer peripheral surface of the inner tube 4, an outer tube 3 attached to an outer peripheral surface of the thermoelectric power generation module 5, and heat collection fins 6 provided on an outer peripheral surface of the outer tube 3. The thermoelectric power generation module 5 generates thermoelectric power using the outer peripheral surface of the inner tube 4 as a low temperature source and an inner peripheral surface of the outer tube 3 as a high temperature source. The inner peripheral surface of the outer tube 3 closely contacts the outer peripheral surface of the thermoelectric power generation module 5.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2020
    Publication date: July 28, 2022
    Inventors: Michio OKAJIMA, Nao MAJIMA, Takashi UNO, Keiichi OHATA, Shutaro NAMBU, Makoto GODA, Minoru NAKAYASU, Yoma KANEDA, Masamichi SAKAGUCHI, Takahide YANAGIDA, Yusei MAEDA
  • Patent number: 11365285
    Abstract: A fluorinated ether compound, a fluorinated ether composition and a coating liquid capable of forming a surface layer excellent in initial water/oil repellency, fingerprint stain removability, abrasion resistance, light resistance and chemical resistance, an article having a surface layer and a method for producing it are provided. The fluorinated ether compound is represented by A-O—(Rf1O)m-Q1(R1)b, wherein A is a C1-20, perfluoroalkyl group, Rf1 is a perfluoroalkylene group, m is an integer of from 2 to 500, (Rf1O)m a n d may consist of two or more types of Rf1O differing in the number of carbon atoms, Q1 is a (b+1) valent perfluorohydrocarbon group which may have a hydroxy group, R1 is a monovalent organic group having at least one hydrolyzable silyl group, b is an integer of at least 2, and the b R1 may be the same or different.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: AGC Inc.
    Inventors: Makoto Uno, Hiromasa Yamamoto, Taiki Hoshino, Keigo Matsuura, Eiichiro Anraku
  • Patent number: 11236412
    Abstract: A steel sheet has a specific chemical composition and has a structure represented by, by area ratio, ferrite: 30 to 95%, and bainite: 5 to 70%. When a region that is surrounded by a grain boundary having a misorientation of 15° or more and has a circle-equivalent diameter of 0.3 ?m or more is defined as a crystal grain, the proportion of crystal grains each having an intragranular misorientation of 5 to 14° to all crystal grains is 20 to 100% by area ratio. An average aspect ratio of ellipses equivalent to the crystal grains is 5 or less. An average distribution density of the total of Ti-based carbides and Nb-based carbides each having a grain size of 20 nm or more on ferrite grain boundaries is 10 carbides/?m or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kohichi Sano, Makoto Uno, Ryoichi Nishiyama, Yuji Yamaguchi, Natsuko Sugiura, Masahiro Nakata
  • Patent number: 11230755
    Abstract: A steel sheet has a specific chemical composition and has a structure represented by, by area ratio, ferrite: 0 to 30%, and bainite: 70 to 100%. When a region that is surrounded by a grain boundary having a misorientation of 15° or more and has a circle-equivalent diameter of 0.3 ?m or more is defined as a crystal grain, the proportion of crystal grains each having an intragranular misorientation of 5 to 14° to all crystal grains is 20 to 100% by area ratio. A grain boundary number density of solid-solution C or a grain boundary number density of the total of solid-solution C and solid-solution B is 1 piece/nm2 or more and 4.5 pieces/nm2 or less. An average grain size of cementite precipitated at grain boundaries is 2 ?m or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kohichi Sano, Makoto Uno, Ryoichi Nishiyama, Yuji Yamaguchi, Natsuko Sugiura, Masahiro Nakata
  • Publication number: 20210403402
    Abstract: To provide a fluorinated ether compound capable of forming a surface layer excellent in initial water/oil repellency, fingerprint stain removability, abrasion resistance and light resistance; a fluorinated ether composition and a coating liquid containing the fluorinated ether compound; an article having a surface layer excellent in initial water/oil repellency, fingerprint stain removability, abrasion resistance and light resistance and a method for producing it. A fluorinated ether compound having a poly(oxyperfluoroalkylene) chain having a unit (a) which is an oxyperfluoroalkylene unit having 5 or 6 carbon atoms, and a unit (P) which is an oxyperfluoroalkylene unit having at most 4 carbon atoms, and having at least one of a hydrolysable silyl group and a silanol group on at least one terminal of the poly(oxyperfluoroalkylene) chain via a linking group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2021
    Publication date: December 30, 2021
    Applicant: AGC Inc.
    Inventors: Taiki HOSHINO, Makoto UNO, Masahiro ITO
  • Patent number: 11208529
    Abstract: To provide a fluorinated ether compound capable of forming a surface layer excellent in fingerprint stain removability and abrasion resistance as before and more excellent in light resistance than ever. A fluorinated ether compound represented by A1—O—(Rf1O)m—A2, wherein A1 is a perfluoroalkyl group or the like, A2 is —Q1[—C(R11)b(R12)3?b]a or the like, Rf1 is a fluoroalkylene group, m is from 2 to 500, Q1 is a a+1 valent organic group, R11 is —Q2—Si(R21)c(R22)d(R23)e, R12 is a hydrogen atom, a halogen atom or the like, a is an integer of from 1 to 3, b is 2 or 3, Q2 is a single bond or a bivalent organic group, R21 is —Q3—Si(R31)3?g(R32)g, R22 is an alkyl group, R23 is a hydrolyzable group or a hydroxy group, c, d and e are from 0 to 3, c+d+e is 3, c in at last one R11 among a plurality of R11 is 2 or 3, Q3 is a bivalent organic group, R31 is an alkyl group, R32 is a hydrolyzable group or a hydroxy group, and g is from 1 to 3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: AGC Inc.
    Inventors: Yutaka Furukawa, Taiki Hoshino, Keigo Matsuura, Makoto Uno, Eiichiro Anraku
  • Publication number: 20210348024
    Abstract: To provide a composition with which a surface layer excellent in abrasion resistance and sliding resistance can be formed, and an article. The composition of the present invention comprises a compound represented by the formula (1) and a compound represented by the formula (2), wherein the ratio of the number of moles of the group represented by —CF3 in Rf1 in the formula (1) to the total of the number of moles of the group represented by —CF2— closest to Y1 in Rf2 in the formula (1), the number of moles of the group represented by —CF2— closest to Y2 in Rf3 in the formula (2) and the number of moles of the group represented by —CF2— closest to Y3 in Rf3 in the formula (2), is from 0.001 to 0.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2021
    Publication date: November 11, 2021
    Applicant: AGC Inc.
    Inventors: Keigo MATSUURA, Taiki HOSHINO, Kiyotaka TAKAO, Makoto UNO, Eiichiro ANRAKU, Motoshi AOYAMA, Naoki KATSUKI, Yusuke TOMIYORI, Toyokazu ENTA, Hiromasa YAMAMOTO
  • Patent number: 11155508
    Abstract: To provide a fluorinated ether compound capable of forming a surface layer excellent in initial water/oil repellency, fingerprint stain removability, abrasion resistance and light resistance; a fluorinated ether composition and a coating liquid containing the fluorinated ether compound; an article having a surface layer excellent in initial water/oil repellency, fingerprint stain removability, abrasion resistance and light resistance and a method for producing it. A fluorinated ether compound having a poly(oxyperfluoroalkylene) chain having a unit (?) which is an oxyperfluoroalkylene unit having 5 or 6 carbon atoms, and a unit (?) which is an oxyperfluoroalkylene unit having at most 4 carbon atoms, and having at least one of a hydrolysable silyl group and a silanol group on at least one terminal of the poly(oxyperfluoroalkylene) chain via a linking group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: AGC Inc.
    Inventors: Taiki Hoshino, Makoto Uno, Masahiro Ito
  • Publication number: 20210269591
    Abstract: A fluorinated ether compound and a composition capable of forming a light resistant surface layer and an article are provided. The fluorinated ether compound of the present invention has a poly(oxyfluoroalkylene) chain, a reactive silyl group and a group (A) represented by —NR—C(O)— (wherein R is a hydrogen atom or an alkyl group), wherein the carbonyl carbon in the group (A) is bonded to a carbon atom, and the poly(oxyfluoroalkylene) chain is located at the nitrogen end of the group (A).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2021
    Publication date: September 2, 2021
    Applicant: AGC Inc.
    Inventors: Keigo MATSUURA, Eiichiro ANRAKU, Ryuta TAKASHITA, Koki WATANABE, Makoto UNO, Koichi MURATA, Takafumi KAWAKAMI
  • Publication number: 20210062931
    Abstract: A throttle valve device includes a body, a valve, a motor, and a cover. The body defines a passage, a motor space, and a connecting portion that connects the motor space to the passage. The motor includes a motor yoke made of a magnetic material, a plurality of magnets that are arranged on an inner circumferential surface of the motor yoke. The plurality of magnets are magnetized in a state where the motor yoke is disposed in the motor space of the body. The plurality of magnets are arranged in a circumferential direction in the motor yoke with a space. The connecting portion is aligned with the space between the plurality of magnets in a radial direction of the motor yoke.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2020
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Inventors: Makoto UNO, Yasushi KAWANO, Kenichi ISHIHARA, Tohru SHIMIZU, Yuta FUJINAKA
  • Patent number: 10889879
    Abstract: A steel sheet having a specific chemical composition and structure represented by, by area ratio, ferrite: 5 to 95%, and bainite: 5 to 95%. The proportion of crystal grains having an intragranular misorientation of 5 to 14° to all crystal grains is 20 to 100% by area ratio. Hard crystal grains A in which precipitates or clusters with a maximum diameter of 8 nm or less are dispersed in the crystal grains with a number density of 1×1016 to 1×1019 pieces/cm3. Soft crystal grains B in which precipitates or clusters with a maximum diameter of 8 nm or less are dispersed in the crystal grains with a number density of 1×1015 pieces/cm3 or less are contained. The volume % of the hard crystal grains A/(the volume % of the hard crystal grains A+the volume % of the soft crystal grains B) is 0.1 to 0.9.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kohichi Sano, Makoto Uno, Ryoichi Nishiyama, Yuji Yamaguchi, Natsuko Sugiura, Masahiro Nakata
  • Publication number: 20200231747
    Abstract: To provide a fluorinated ether compound capable of forming a surface layer excellent in fingerprint stain removability and abrasion resistance as before and more excellent in light resistance than ever. A fluorinated ether compound represented by A1—O—(Rf1O)m—A2, wherein A1 is a perfluoroalkyl group or the like, A2 is —Q1[—C(R11)b(R12)3?b]a or the like, Rf1 is a fluoroalkylene group, m is from 2 to 500, Q1 is a a+1 valent organic group, R11 is —Q2—Si(R21)c(R22)d(R23)e, R12 is a hydrogen atom, a halogen atom or the like, a is an integer of from 1 to 3, b is 2 or 3, Q2 is a single bond or a bivalent organic group, R21 is —Q3—Si(R31)3?g(R32)g, R22 is an alkyl group, R23 is a hydrolyzable group or a hydroxy group, c, d and e are from 0 to 3, c+d+e is 3, c in at last one R11 among a plurality of R11 is 2 or 3, Q3 is a bivalent organic group, R31 is an alkyl group, R32 is a hydrolyzable group or a hydroxy group, and g is from 1 to 3.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2020
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Applicant: AGC Inc.
    Inventors: Yutaka Furukawa, Taiki Hoshino, Keigo Matsuura, Makoto Uno, Eiichiro Anraku
  • Publication number: 20200165384
    Abstract: To provide a fluorinated ether compound, a fluorinated ether composition and a coating liquid capable of forming a surface layer excellent in initial water/oil repellency, fingerprint stain removability, abrasion resistance, light resistance and chemical resistance, an article having a surface layer, and a method for producing it. A fluorinated ether compound represented by A-O—(Rf1O)m—Rf2—[C(O)N(R1)]p-Q1-C(R2)[-Q2-SiR3nL3-n]2, wherein A is a C1-20 perfluoroalkyl group, Rf1 is a linear fluoroalkylene group, m is an integer of from 2 to 500, Rf2 is a linear fluoroalkylene group, R1 is a hydrogen atom or an alkyl group, p is 0 or 1, Q1 is a single bond or an alkylene group, R2 is a hydrogen atom, a monovalent hydrocarbon group or the like, Q2 is an alkylene group, R3 is a hydrogen atom or a monovalent hydrocarbon group, L is a hydrolyzable group, and n is an integer of from 0 to 2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2020
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Applicant: AGC Inc.
    Inventors: Taiki Hoshino, Keigo Matsuura, Makoto Uno, Masahiro Ito, Kenji Ishizeki, Lilin Zhou, Daisuke Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20200165385
    Abstract: To provide a fluorinated ether compound, a fluorinated ether composition and a coating liquid capable of forming a surface layer excellent in initial water/oil repellency, fingerprint stain removability, abrasion resistance, light resistance and chemical resistance, an article having a surface layer and a method for producing it. A fluorinated ether compound represented by A-O—(Rf1O)m-Q1(R1)b, wherein A is a C1-20 perfluoroalkyl group, Rf1 is a perfluoroalkylene group, m is an integer of from 2 to 500, (Rf1O)m may consist of two or more types of Rf1O differing in the number of carbon atoms, Q1 is a (b+1) valent perfluorohydrocarbon group which may have a hydroxy group, R1 is a monovalent organic group having at least one hydrolyzable silyl group, b is an integer of at least 2, and the b R1 may be the same or different.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2020
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Applicant: AGC Inc
    Inventors: Makoto UNO, Hiromasa YAMAMOTO, Taiki HOSHINO, Keigo MATSUURA, Eiichiro ANRAKU
  • Publication number: 20200165273
    Abstract: To provide a fluorinated ether compound, a fluorinated ether composition and a coating liquid capable of forming a surface layer excellent in initial water/oil repellency, fingerprint stain removability, abrasion resistance, light resistance and chemical resistance, an article having a surface layer, and a method for producing it. A fluorinated ether compound represented by A-O—(Rf1O)m—Rf2—SO2N(R1)(R2), wherein A is a C1-20 perfluoroalkyl group, Rf1 is a fluoroalkylene group, m is an integer of from 2 to 500, Rf2 is a fluoroalkylene group, R1 is a monovalent organic group having at least one hydrolyzable silyl group, R2 is a hydrogen atom, a monovalent organic group or a monovalent organic group having at least one hydrolyzable group, and the total number of the hydrolyzable silyl group(s) in R1 and the hydrolyzable group(s) in R2 is at least 2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2020
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Applicant: AGC Inc.
    Inventors: Taiki HOSHINO, Eisuke MUROTANI, Keigo MATSUURA, Makoto UNO
  • Patent number: 10665184
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display device of one aspect of the present invention includes a liquid crystal display unit that includes a liquid crystal layer which exhibits vertical alignment and plural picture elements, and a control unit that controls a voltage which is supplied to the liquid crystal display unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yasushi Asaoka, Tomoko Ueki, Sho Ochi, Makoto Uno
  • Publication number: 20200071251
    Abstract: To provide a fluorinated ether compound capable of forming a surface layer excellent in initial water/oil repellency, fingerprint stain removability, abrasion resistance and light resistance; a fluorinated ether composition and a coating liquid containing the fluorinated ether compound; an article having a surface layer excellent in initial water/oil repellency, fingerprint stain removability, abrasion resistance and light resistance and a method for producing it. A fluorinated ether compound having a poly(oxyperfluoroalkylene) chain having a unit (?) which is an oxyperfluoroalkylene unit having 5 or 6 carbon atoms, and a unit (?) which is an oxyperfluoroalkylene unit having at most 4 carbon atoms, and having at least one of a hydrolysable silyl group and a silanol group on at least one terminal of the poly(oxyperfluoroalkylene) chain via a linking group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2019
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Applicant: AGC Inc.
    Inventors: Taiki HOSHINO, Makoto UNO, Masahiro ITO