Patents by Inventor Manabu Matsui

Manabu Matsui 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: 20210072746
    Abstract: A charging system includes a charging station having: a base underwater; a pole extending in an upper-lower direction; and a power supplying portion. An AUV includes: an underwater main body; a power receiving portion; a holding device including a pair of guide and holding portions, the pair of guide portions guides the pole to a holding position after the pole contacts the guide portions from a proceeding-direction, the holding portion holds the pole to be rotatable relative to the pole; a thrust generating apparatus generates in a horizontal direction; and a control device controls the thrust generating apparatus. A light emitter at one of the base and the underwater main body, and a light receiver is provided at the other. The control device controls the thrust so the underwater main body reaches a rotational position where the light receiver receives light emitted, the rotational position set relative to the pole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2018
    Publication date: March 11, 2021
    Applicant: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Minehiko MUKAIDA, Noriyuki OKAYA, Manabu MATSUI, Toshiya HAYASHI, Kosuke MASUDA, Seiji KASHIWAGI, Takashi OKADA, Fumitaka TACHINAMI
  • Publication number: 20210040263
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to provide a high temperature/humidity resistant polycarbonate resin without using bisphenol A as a raw material. The present invention relates to a polycarbonate resin comprising the repeating units of formulas (1), (2) and (3), wherein the content of the repeating unit of formula (3) is 5 mol % to 50 mol %, and the refractive index is 1.570 to 1.600. {In formula (1), R1 and R2 each represent a hydrogen atom or a C1-10 hydrocarbon group.} {In formula (3), n ranges from 0 to 8, and the R symbols are each selected from C1-3 alkyl groups}.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2019
    Publication date: February 11, 2021
    Applicant: TEIJIN LIMITED
    Inventors: Tatsuya OYAMA, Kazuyoshi OGASAWARA, Atsushi UMEKI, Keisuke SATO, Manabu MATSUI
  • Publication number: 20210002420
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to provide a polyester resin or polyester carbonate resin, which has high refractive index, while achieving an excellent balance between heat resistance and low birefringence. A polyester resin or a polyester carbonate resin, which contains repeating units represented by the following formulae (1) and (2), and wherein the ratio of the repeating unit represented by formula (1) to the repeating unit represented by formula (2) is 15:85 to 85:15.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2019
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Applicant: TEIJIN LIMITED
    Inventors: Kyosuke YAMADA, Manabu MATSUI, Takatsune YANAGIDA, Kazuyoshi OGASAWARA, Kazunori NUNOME, Keisuke SATO, Tatsuya OYAMA
  • Publication number: 20210005215
    Abstract: A training speech data generating apparatus includes: a voice conversion unit that converts, using fourth noise data, which is noise data based on third noise data, and speech data, the speech data so as to make the speech data clearly audible under a noise environment corresponding to the fourth noise data; and a noise superimposition unit that obtains training speech data by superimposing the third noise data and the converted speech data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2019
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Applicant: NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takaaki FUKUTOMI, Manabu OKAMOTO, Takashi NAKAMURA, Kiyoaki MATSUI
  • Publication number: 20200405547
    Abstract: An absorbent member (10) according to the present invention includes: a plurality of fiber clusters (11) containing synthetic fibers (11F); and a plurality of absorbent fibers (12F). The fiber clusters (11) are entangled with each other, or the fiber clusters (11) and the absorbent fibers (12F) are entangled. Each of the fiber clusters (11) includes two opposing base surfaces (111) and a body surface (112) that connects the two base surfaces (111). The number of fiber end portions per unit area in the body surface (112) is greater than the number of fiber end portions per unit area in each of the base surfaces (111).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2018
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Applicant: Kao Corporation
    Inventors: Yuta TATSUMI, Manabu MATSUI, Tomoyuki MOTEGI, Yuki KATO
  • Patent number: 10466672
    Abstract: An apparatus for updating an operation plan of a high-temperature component based on operation performance. The apparatus includes: a display unit which displays an operation plan of multiple high-temperature components which are mounted upon a device; a storage unit which stores, for each device, at least initial setting data including information regarding operation start times of the high-temperature components and scheduled times for carrying out periodic inspections of the high-temperature components; an operation plan creation unit which, using the initial setting data, generates data of the operation plan including operation intervals of the high-temperature components from the operation start times to the scheduled times for carrying out the periodic inspections, and stores same in the storage unit for each device; and an operation plan update unit which updates the operation plan data which is displayed on the display unit, based on the high-temperature component operation performance information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Naoya Kawamura, Hiroyuki Isu, Manabu Kasano, Aki Nakayama, Tsuyoshi Nakaji, Koji Matsui, Tomoaki Kitagawa
  • Publication number: 20160319069
    Abstract: A polycarbonate having high transparency, a high refractive index, low birefringence, moldability and moist heat resistance and an optical member comprising the same. The polycarbonate comprises 98 to 2 mol % of a unit represented by the following formula (I) and 2 to 98 mol % of a unit represented by the following formula (II) and has a specific viscosity measured at 20° C. of a solution prepared by dissolving 0.7 g of the polycarbonate in 100 ml of methylene chloride of 0.12 to 0.40. In the formula (I), R1 to R8 are each independently a hydrogen atom, fluorine atom, chlorine atom, bromine atom, iodine atom, alkyl group having 1 to 6 carbon atoms, aryl group having 6 to 12 carbon atoms, alkenyl group having 2 to 6 carbon atoms, alkoxy group having 1 to 6 carbon atoms or aralkyl group having 7 to 17 carbon atoms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2015
    Publication date: November 3, 2016
    Applicant: TEIJIN LIMITED
    Inventors: Teruyuki SHIGEMATSU, Manabu MATSUI
  • Patent number: 9193826
    Abstract: A thermoplastic resin containing a fluorene derivative.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: TEIJIN LIMITED
    Inventors: Teruyuki Shigematsu, Manabu Matsui, Kazushi Tando, Kazunori Nunome
  • Publication number: 20150158975
    Abstract: A thermoplastic resin containing a fluorene derivative.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2015
    Publication date: June 11, 2015
    Inventors: Teruyuki SHIGEMATSU, Manabu MATSUI, Kazushi TANDO, Kazunori NUNOME
  • Patent number: 8968859
    Abstract: A heat extensible fiber comprises a conjugate fiber including a first resin component having an orientation index of 30% to 70% and a second resin component having a lower melting point or softening point than the melting point of the first resin component and an orientation index of 40% or more, the second resin component being present on at least part of the surface of the conjugate fiber in a lengthwise continuous configuration. The conjugate fiber is a heat-treated or crimped fiber and being configured to thermally extend when heated at a temperature lower than the melting point of the first resin component. The heat extensible fiber has higher heat self-extensibility than conventional extensible fibers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignees: Kao Corporation, Daiwabo Holdings Co., Ltd., Daiwabo Polytec Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Manabu Matsui, Yoshiji Usui, Shigeki Kawakami
  • Publication number: 20140114044
    Abstract: A thermoplastic resin comprising a fluorene derivative. The thermoplastic resin comprises 30 mole % or more of a recurring unit derived from 9,9-bis(4-(2-hydroxyethoxy)phenyl)fluorene and has a content of phenyl vinyl ether represented by the following formula (1) of 100 ppm or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2012
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Inventors: Teruyuki Shigematsu, Manabu Matsui, Kazushi Tando, Kazunori Nunome
  • Patent number: 8574211
    Abstract: A stretchable composite sheet having a number of ridges in a neat and orderly arrangement is disclosed. The stretchable composite sheet is easily produced by the process of the invention. The stretchable composite sheet is a laminate of a stretch sheet 10 and a nonstretch sheet 2. The stretch sheet 10 has first zones 14 having elastic stretchability and second zones 15 having less stretchability than the first zones 14. The first zones 14 and the second zones 15 extend in the same direction and alternate with each other. The stretch sheet 10 and the nonstretch sheet 2 are bonded over substantially the entire area of their facing sides. The stretchable composite sheet has a large number of ridges 3 on the side of the nonstretch sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: Kao Corporation
    Inventors: Shinnosuke Morita, Kenji Ando, Kenji Ishiguro, Manabu Matsui
  • Patent number: 8378055
    Abstract: This invention is to provide a polyester carbonate copolymer suitable for an optical lens that has high refractivity and transparency and low birefringence and little optical strain, and optical lenses formed therefrom. This invention is a polyester carbonate copolymer for an optical lens, which comprises 67 to 95 mol % of a unit of the following formula (I) and 33 to 5 mol % of a unit of the following formula (II) and has a specific viscosity of 0.12 to 0.30, wherein Y in the formula (II) is a phenylene group or a naphthalenediyl group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: Teijin Chemicals, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazunori Nunome, Manabu Matsui, Kazushi Tando, Teruyuki Shigematsu, Tetsuya Motoyoshi, Tomokiyo Doi
  • Publication number: 20120123083
    Abstract: This invention is to provide a polyester carbonate copolymer suitable for an optical lens that has high refractivity and transparency and low birefringence and little optical strain, and optical lenses formed therefrom. This invention is a polyester carbonate copolymer for an optical lens, which comprises 67 to 95 mol % of a unit of the following formula (I) and 33 to 5 mol % of a unit of the following formula (II) and has a specific viscosity of 0.12 to 0.30, wherein Y in the formula (II) is a phenylene group or a naphthalenediyl group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2010
    Publication date: May 17, 2012
    Applicant: TEIJIN CHEMICALS, LTD.
    Inventors: Kazunori Nunome, Manabu Matsui, Kazushi Tando, Teruyuki Shigematsu, Tetsuya Motoyoshi, Tomokiyo Doi
  • Publication number: 20110298143
    Abstract: A copolycarbonate having a high refractive index, a small birefringence, high processability and excellent transparency and an optical lens formed from the copolycarbonate. The copolycarbonate has a total content of a unit represented by the following formula (I) and a unit represented by the following formula (II) of not less than 80 mol % based on the total of all the recurring units, the molar ratio of the unit represented by the formula (I) to the unit represented by the formula (II) being in the range of 98:2 to 35:65. (wherein each of R1, R2, R3 and R4 is independently a hydrogen atom, alkyl group having 1 to 20 carbon atoms or the like. X is an alkylene group having 2 to 8 carbon atoms or the like. Each of m and n is independently an integer of 1 to 10.) (wherein each of R5, R6, R7 and R8 is independently a hydrogen atom, alkyl group having 1 to 20 carbon atoms or the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2010
    Publication date: December 8, 2011
    Applicant: Teijin Chemicals Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazunori Nunome, Manabu Matsui, Yoshihiko Imanaka
  • Patent number: 8053074
    Abstract: A stretch nonwoven fabric 10 contains inelastic fibers having a varied thickness along the length and elastic fibers. The nonwoven fabric 10 preferably includes an elastic fiber layer 1 and a substantially inelastic, inelastic fiber layer 2 on at least one side of the elastic fiber layer 1. The fibers with a varied thickness along the length are contained in the inelastic fiber layer 2. The nonwoven fabric 10 is conveniently produced by (a) superposing a web containing low-drawn, inelastic fibers having an elongation of 80% to 800% on at least one side of a web containing elastic fibers, (b) subjecting the webs, while in a non-united state, to through-air technique to obtain a fibrous sheet having the webs united together by thermal bonding the fibers at their intersections, and (c) stretching the fibrous sheet in at least one direction to draw the low-drawn inelastic fibers, followed by releasing the sheet from the stretch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2011
    Assignee: Kao Corporation
    Inventors: Takeshi Miyamura, Manabu Matsui, Tetsuya Masuki, Hideyuki Kobayashi, Koji Kanazawa, Hiroshi Kohira
  • Patent number: 7968481
    Abstract: A heat fusible conjugate fiber produced by high-speed melt spinning is disclosed. The conjugate fiber is composed of a first resin component having an orientation index of 40% or higher and a second resin component having a lower melting or softening point than the melting point of the first resin component and an orientation index of 25% or lower. The second resin component is present on at least part of the surface of the fiber in a lengthwise continuous configuration. The conjugate fiber preferably has a heat shrinkage of 0.5% or less at a temperature higher than the melting or softening point of the second resin component by 10° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2011
    Assignee: KAO Corporation
    Inventors: Manabu Matsui, Takeshi Kikutani
  • Publication number: 20100234823
    Abstract: A stretchable composite sheet having a number of ridges in a neat and orderly arrangement is disclosed. The stretchable composite sheet is easily produced by the process of the invention. The stretchable composite sheet is a laminate of a stretch sheet 10 and a nonstretch sheet 2. The stretch sheet 10 has first zones 14 having elastic stretchability and second zones 15 having less stretchability than the first zones 14. The first zones 14 and the second zones 15 extend in the same direction and alternate with each other. The stretch sheet 10 and the nonstretch sheet 2 are bonded over substantially the entire area of their facing sides. The stretchable composite sheet has a large number of ridges 3 on the side of the nonstretch sheet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2008
    Publication date: September 16, 2010
    Inventors: Shinnosuke Morita, Kenji Ando, Kenji Ishiguro, Manabu Matsui
  • Publication number: 20090169802
    Abstract: A stretch nonwoven fabric 10 contains inelastic fibers having a varied thickness along the length and elastic fibers. The nonwoven fabric 10 preferably includes an elastic fiber layer 1 and a substantially inelastic, inelastic fiber layer 2 on at least one side of the elastic fiber layer 1. The fibers with a varied thickness along the length are contained in the inelastic fiber layer 2. The nonwoven fabric 10 is conveniently produced by (a) superposing a web containing low-drawn, inelastic fibers having an elongation of 80% to 800% on at least one side of a web containing elastic fibers, (b) subjecting the webs, while in a non-united state, to through-air technique to obtain a fibrous sheet having the webs united together by thermal bonding the fibers at their intersections, and (c) stretching the fibrous sheet in at least one direction to draw the low-drawn inelastic fibers, followed by releasing the sheet from the stretch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2007
    Publication date: July 2, 2009
    Applicant: Kao Corporation
    Inventors: Takeshi Miyamura, Manabu Matsui, Tetsuya Masuki, Hideyuki Kobayashi, Koji Kanazawa, Hiroshi Kohira
  • Publication number: 20090142595
    Abstract: A heat extensible fiber comprises a conjugate fiber including a first resin component having an orientation index of 30% to 70% and a second resin component having a lower melting point or softening point than the melting point of the first resin component and an orientation index of 40% or more, the second resin component being present on at least part of the surface of the conjugate fiber in a lengthwise continuous configuration. The conjugate fiber is a heat-treated or crimped fiber and being configured to thermally extend when heated at a temperature lower than the melting point of the first resin component. The heat extensible fiber has higher heat self-extensibility than conventional extensible fibers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2006
    Publication date: June 4, 2009
    Applicants: Daiwabo Co., Ltd., Daiwabo Polytec Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Manabu Matsui, Yoshiji Usui, Shigeki Kawakami