Patents by Inventor Manabu Inoue

Manabu Inoue 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: 20220302476
    Abstract: A control unit estimates a discharged fuel gas amount, i.e., an amount of fuel gas discharged from the outlet of a cathode flow field, of a fuel exhaust gas introduced from a communication flow path to the inlet of the cathode flow field and then flowing through a cathode. The control unit calculates an oxygen-containing gas amount necessary for dilution at the time of discharge into the atmosphere, from the estimated discharged fuel gas amount, and sets a discharge amount of the air pump, based on the calculated oxygen-containing gas amount.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2022
    Publication date: September 22, 2022
    Inventors: Kazuhide INOUE, Takuto NAKAGAWA, Manabu IWAIDA, Kiyohide HIBINO, Atsushi KAMACHI, Akane GOTO
  • Patent number: 11446640
    Abstract: As a visible-light-responsive photocatalytic-titanium-oxide-particulate dispersion liquid that can achieve a high visible light activity and is of a type different from the related art, the present invention provides a visible-light-responsive photocatalytic-titanium-oxide-particulate dispersion liquid in which two types of titanium oxide particulates are dispersed in an aqueous dispersion medium. The two types of titanium oxide particulates are first titanium oxide particulates, in which a tin component and a transition metal component (but excluding an iron-group component) for enhancing visible light responsiveness are dissolved, and second titanium oxide particulates, in which an iron-group component is dissolved. When a photocatalytic film formed by using this dispersion liquid is used, a high decomposition activity is achieved even in a case where a decomposition substrate has low concentration, which was previously difficult under visible light conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: SHIN-ETSU CHEMICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Manabu Furudate, Tomohiro Inoue
  • Publication number: 20200263314
    Abstract: The present invention provides a zinc or zinc alloy electroplating method comprising: performing energizing in an alkaline zinc or zinc alloy electroplating bath provided with a cathode and an anode, wherein the anode is an anode in which a conductive substrate is coated in a conductive state with alkali-resistant ceramics, the alkaline zinc or zinc alloy electroplating bath is an alkaline zinc plating bath containing an organic compound additive or an alkaline zinc alloy electroplating bath containing an amine chelating agent or an organic compound additive, oxidation decomposition, on a surface of the anode caused by the energizing, of the organic compound additive in the alkaline zinc plating bath or the amine chelating agent and the organic compound additive in the alkaline zinc alloy electroplating bath is suppressed as compared with a case of using as an anode the same conductive substrate uncoated with the alkali-resistant ceramics.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2019
    Publication date: August 20, 2020
    Inventors: Toshihiro NIIKURA, Akira HASHIMOTO, Manabu INOUE
  • Publication number: 20200007857
    Abstract: Display device (2) includes display panel (20) that displays an image, backlight (16) that irradiates a back surface of display panel (20) with light, polarization modulator (10) that modulates light representing the image of display panel (20) into either one of first polarized light and second polarized light that differ in polarization direction, first mirror (12) that is inclined relative to display panel (20), reflects toward user (6) the first polarized light that comes from polarization modulator (10), and transmits the second polarized light that comes from polarization modulator (10), and second mirror (14) that is in spaced and opposed relation to first mirror (12) and reflects toward user (6) the second polarized light that passes through first mirror (12).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2019
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Inventors: Shigeo KASAHARA, Kazushige TAKAGI, Manabu INOUE
  • Patent number: 10309025
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to provide an electrical Al plating bath that poses little danger of exploding or igniting as a result of contacting air or water, and contains no benzene, toluene, xylene, naphthalene, or 1,3,5-trimethylbenzene, which have detrimental effects to humans. The present invention provides an electrical aluminum or aluminum alloy fused salt plating bath that is obtained by heat treatment of an electrical aluminum or aluminum alloy fused salt plating bath containing (A) a halogenated aluminum as the primary component and (B) at least one other type of halide after adding (C) one, two or more reducible compounds selected from the group consisting of hydrides of elements in Group 1 Periods 2 through 6 of the Periodic Table of Elements and/or hydrides of Group 13 Periods 2 through 6 of the Periodic Table of Elements and amine borane compounds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: DIPSOL CHEMICALS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Manabu Inoue, Akira Hashimoto, Tadahiro Onuma, Toshiki Inomata, Keisuke Nonomura, Naruaki Konno
  • Publication number: 20190127667
    Abstract: Provided is a cleaning solvent composition that comprises a cis-1-chloro-3,3,3-trifluoropropene solvent and an additive, wherein the additive contains at least one type of compound selected from the group consisting of nitroalkanes and epoxides.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2017
    Publication date: May 2, 2019
    Inventors: Takayuki YAMATOJI, Akira HASHIMOTO, Manabu INOUE
  • Patent number: 10240237
    Abstract: Provided is a black coupling member for vehicles, comprising a trivalent chromium black chemical conversion film and a black coating film upon the trivalent chromium black chemical conversion film, on the surface of a zinc-plated metal substrate. The trivalent chromium black chemical conversion film is formed using a hexavalent chromium-free trivalent chromium black chemical conversion treatment solution having a Zn ion concentration of no more than 20 g/L. The lightness (L) of the trivalent chromium black chemical conversion film is no more than 33. The black coating film includes a black chemical conversion component, a modified organopolysiloxane, and a friction coefficient-adjustment component. The black chemical conversion component content is 2-25 wt % relative to 100 wt % of the black coating film. The lightness (L) is no more than 28.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignees: DIPSOL CHEMICALS CO., LTD., HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Kato, Toshiki Inomata, Manabu Inoue, Hiroyuki Yoshida, Hiroshi Hirayama, Shinsuke Mochizuki, Toshiyasu Nagai
  • Publication number: 20190078214
    Abstract: An object is to provide a trivalent chromium chemical conversion treatment liquid for a zinc or zinc alloy base capable of forming an environmentally-friendly chemical conversion coating with high corrosion resistance. The present invention provides a hexavalent chromium-free trivalent chromium chemical conversion treatment liquid for zinc or zinc alloy, the liquid comprising trivalent chromium ions, zirconium ions, nitrate ions, and chain colloidal silica, in which the pH of the treatment liquid is 2.5 to 5.0.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2018
    Publication date: March 14, 2019
    Inventors: Ryouji IWANAGA, Manabu INOUE, Tomitaka YAMAMOTO, Takahiro FUJINO
  • Patent number: 10156020
    Abstract: The present invention provides a zinc alloy electroplating method comprising applying a current through an alkaline zinc alloy electroplating bath comprising a cathode and an anode, wherein a cathode region including the cathode and an anode region including the anode are separated from each other by an anion exchange membrane, a catholyte contained in the cathode region is an alkaline zinc alloy plating liquid, and an anolyte contained in the anode region is an aqueous alkaline solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: DIPSOL CHEMICALS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Toshihiro Niikura, Takahiro Fujimori, Akira Hashimoto, Manabu Inoue
  • Patent number: 10081878
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for producing a coated stainless steel member, comprising: performing Wood's strike nickel plating on a stainless steel substrate, and then performing cationic electrodeposition on a formed Wood's strike nickel plating layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Mitsutada Kaneta, Yasuhiro Arai, Manabu Inoue, Tsutomu Miyadera
  • Patent number: 10023968
    Abstract: Disclosed is an electric Al—Zr alloy plating bath containing an aluminum halide (A), one or more compounds (B) selected from the group consisting of N-alkylpyridinium halides, N-alkylimidazolium halides, N,N?-alkylimidazolium halides, N-alkylpyrazolium halides and N,N?-alkylpyrazolium halides, and a zirconium halide (C). The molar ratio between the aluminum halide (A) and the compounds (B) is from 1:1 to 3:1. The electric Al—Zr alloy plating bath further contains an aromatic organic solvent (D), an organic polymer (E) and one or more additives (F) selected from brightening agents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignees: Dipsol Chemicals Co., Ltd., Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Manabu Inoue, Tadahiro Ohnuma, Tsutomu Miyadera
  • Publication number: 20180163316
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to provide an electrical Al plating bath that poses little danger of exploding or igniting as a result of contacting air or water, and contains no benzene, toluene, xylene, naphthalene, or 1,3,5-trimethylbenzene, which have detrimental effects to humans. The present invention provides an electrical aluminum or aluminum alloy fused salt plating bath that is obtained by heat treatment of an electrical aluminum or aluminum alloy fused salt plating bath containing (A) a halogenated aluminum as the primary component and (B) at least one other type of halide after adding (C) one, two or more reducible compounds selected from the group consisting of hydrides of elements in Group 1 Periods 2 through 6 of the Periodic Table of Elements and/or hydrides of Group 13 Periods 2 through 6 of the Periodic Table of Elements and amine borane compounds.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2018
    Publication date: June 14, 2018
    Inventors: Manabu Inoue, Akira Hashimoto, Tadahiro Onuma, Toshiki Inomata, Keisuke Nonomura, Naruaki Konno
  • Patent number: 9926638
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to provide an electrical Al plating bath that poses little danger of exploding or igniting as a result of contacting air or water, and contains no benzene, toluene, xylene, naphthalene, or 1,3,5-trimethylbenzene, which have detrimental effects to humans. The present invention provides an electrical aluminum or aluminum alloy fused salt plating bath that is obtained by heat treatment of an electrical aluminum or aluminum alloy fused salt plating bath containing (A) a halogenated aluminum as the primary component and (B) at least one other type of halide after adding (C) one, two or more reducible compounds selected from the group consisting of hydrides of elements in Group 1 Periods 2 through 6 of the Periodic Table of Elements and/or hydrides of Group 13 Periods 2 through 6 of the Periodic Table of Elements and amine borane compounds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: DIPSOL CHEMICALS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Manabu Inoue, Akira Hashimoto, Tadahiro Onuma, Toshiki Inomata, Keisuke Nonomura, Naruaki Konno
  • Patent number: 9903038
    Abstract: The present invention provides a zinc alloy electroplating method comprising applying a current through an alkaline zinc alloy electroplating bath comprising a cathode and an anode, wherein a cathode region including the cathode and an anode region including the anode are separated from each other by a separator comprising an electrically conductive electrolyte gel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: DIPSOL CHEMICALS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Toshihiro Niikura, Hirofumi Shiga, Manabu Inoue
  • Patent number: 9828686
    Abstract: The present invention provides a copper-nickel alloy electroplating bath which is characterized by containing (a) a copper salt and a nickel salt, (b) a metal complexing agent, (c) a plurality of conductivity-imparting salts that are different from each other, (d) a compound that is selected from the group consisting of disulfide compounds, sulfur-containing amino acids and salts of these compounds, (e) a compound that is selected from the group consisting of sulfonic acid compounds, sulfimide compounds, sulfamic acid compounds, sulfone amides and salts of these compounds, and (f) a reaction product of a glycidyl ether and a polyhydric alcohol. This copper-nickel alloy electroplating bath is also characterized by having a pH of 3-8.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: DIPSOL CHEMICALS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Manabu Inoue, Satoshi Yuasa, Hitoshi Sakurai
  • Publication number: 20170283956
    Abstract: Provided is a black coupling member for vehicles, comprising a trivalent chromium black chemical conversion film and a black coating film upon the trivalent chromium black chemical conversion film, on the surface of a zinc-plated metal substrate. The trivalent chromium black chemical conversion film is formed using a hexavalent chromium-free trivalent chromium black chemical conversion treatment solution having a Zn ion concentration of no more than 20 g/L. The lightness (L) of the trivalent chromium black chemical conversion film is no more than 33. The black coating film includes a black chemical conversion component, a modified organopolysiloxane, and a friction coefficient-adjustment component. The black chemical conversion component content is 2-25 wt % relative to 100 wt % of the black coating film. The lightness (L) is no more than 28.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2014
    Publication date: October 5, 2017
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Kato, Toshiki Inomata, Manabu Inoue, Hiroyuki Yoshida, Hiroshi Hirayama, Shinsuke Mochizuki, Toshiyasu Nagai
  • Publication number: 20170254633
    Abstract: A proximity sensor includes: a substrate; a first shield electrode disposed on a front surface of the substrate; a first detection electrode disposed on the front surface of the substrate, in a region surrounding the first shield electrode, the first detection electrode being electrically insulated from the first shield electrode and having an outer perimeter that is polygonal; a drive unit supplied with power, connected to the first shield electrode and the first detection electrode, and configured to apply voltage that equalizes an electric potential of the first shield electrode and an electric potential of the first detection electrode; and a detection unit configured to detect a change in capacitance in the first detection electrode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2016
    Publication date: September 7, 2017
    Inventors: Satoru TANAHASHI, Manabu INOUE, Kazushige TAKAGI, Hiroyuki KADO
  • Publication number: 20170241030
    Abstract: Provided herein is an electric Al—Zr—Mn alloy-plating bath which comprises (A) an aluminum halide; (B) one or at least two kinds of compounds selected from the group consisting of N-alkylpyridinium halides, N-alkylimidazolium halides, N,N?-dialkyl-imidazolium halides, N-alkyl-pyrazolium halides, N,N?-dialkyl-pyrazolium halides, N-alkylpyrrolidinium halides and N,N-dialkyl-pyrrolidinium halides; (C) a zirconium halide; and (D) a manganese halide, in which the molar ratio of the aluminum halide (A) to the compound (B) ranges from 1:1 to 3:1. The plating bath never involves any risk of causing an explosion and can provide a smooth and fine Al—Zr—Mn alloy-plated film. Moreover, the resulting film has high resistance to corrosion even when it does not contain any chromium and therefore, it is quite suitable from the viewpoint of the environmental protection and it can thus be used in a wide variety of applications including the plating of parts for motorcars, and the plating of parts for electrical appliances.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2013
    Publication date: August 24, 2017
    Applicants: Honda Motor Co., Ltd., DIPSOL CHEMICALS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Manabu Inoue, Tadahiro Ohnuma, Tsutomu Miyadera
  • Publication number: 20170226644
    Abstract: A trivalent-chromium chemical conversion coating from which substantially no hexavalent chromium is released. The trivalent-chromium chemical conversion coating is one formed on the surface of a zinc or zinc-alloy deposit. In a brine spray test, the chemical conversion coating has unsusceptibility to corrosion (time required for white-rust formation) of 96 hours or longer. The chemical conversion coating has a hexavalent-chromium concentration less than 0.01 ?g/cm2 in terms of metal atom amount. The amount of hexavalent chromium released after 30-day standing in a thermo-hygrostatic chamber at a temperature of 80° C. and a humidity of 95% (amount of hexavalent chromium released when the coating is immersed in 100° C. water for 10 minutes) is smaller than 0.05 ?g/cm2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2017
    Publication date: August 10, 2017
    Inventors: Manabu Inoue, Kimitaka Watanabe, Go Nagata, Motoi Nakatani, Keita Ishizu, Toshiki Inomata
  • Patent number: 9650521
    Abstract: Provided is a friction modifier for a top coating agent for a hexavalent chromium-free trivalent chromium chemical conversion coating film or chromium-free chemical conversion coating film, said friction modifier including a polyoxyalkylene fatty acid ester.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: DIPSOL CHEMICALS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Kato, Toshiki Inomata, Manabu Inoue