Patents by Inventor Masaaki Masuda

Masaaki Masuda 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: 20220120203
    Abstract: A pillar shaped honeycomb structure includes: an outer peripheral wall; and a porous partition wall disposed on an inner side of the outer peripheral wall, the partition wall defining a plurality of cells, each of the plurality of cells extending from one end face to the other end face to form a flow path. The partition wall is a porous body containing aggregates and binding materials binding the aggregates. At least a part of the aggregates includes magnetic particles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2021
    Publication date: April 21, 2022
    Applicant: NGK INSULATORS, LTD.
    Inventors: Shuichi ICHIKAWA, Takuya ISHIHARA, Yukio MIYAIRI, Masaaki MASUDA
  • Publication number: 20220118391
    Abstract: A pillar shaped honeycomb structure including pillar shaped honeycomb segments joined together via joining material layers, wherein each of the pillar shaped honeycomb segment includes: an outer peripheral wall; and a porous partition wall disposed on an inner side of the outer peripheral wall, the partition wall defining a plurality of cells, each of the cells extending from one end face to other end face to form a flow path, and wherein a metal member is embedded in each of the joining material layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2022
    Publication date: April 21, 2022
    Applicant: NGK INSULATORS, LTD.
    Inventors: Shuichi ICHIKAWA, Takuya ISHIHARA, Yukio MIYAIRI, Masaaki MASUDA
  • Publication number: 20220120204
    Abstract: A pillar shaped honeycomb structure including pillar shaped honeycomb segments joined together via joining material layers, wherein each of the pillar shaped honeycomb segment includes: an outer peripheral wall; and a porous partition wall disposed on an inner side of the outer peripheral wall, the partition wall defining a plurality of cells, each of the plurality of cells extending from one end face to other end face to form a flow path, wherein a joining material forming the joining material layers includes magnetic particles, and wherein the joining material contains aggregates, and at least a part of the aggregates comprises the magnetic particles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2021
    Publication date: April 21, 2022
    Applicant: NGK INSULATORS, LTD.
    Inventors: Shuichi ICHIKAWA, Takuya ISHIHARA, Yukio MIYAIRI, Masaaki MASUDA
  • Patent number: 11280243
    Abstract: A catalyst substrate may include a ceramic base body including first and second ends, the second end being opposite to the first end, and the ceramic base body being provided with a plurality of cells each extending between the first and second ends; and a plurality of metal particles or metal fragments introduced into one or more internal spaces of one or more selected cells in the plurality of cells. Each of the plurality of metal particles or metal fragments has a size equal to or less than an opening width of the cell. The plurality of metal particles or metal fragments is configured to generate heat in accordance with varying magnetic field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignees: NGK Insulators, Ltd., Faurecia Systemes D'Echappement
    Inventors: Yukio Miyairi, Masaaki Masuda, Jean-Paul Brunel
  • Patent number: 11268422
    Abstract: A exhaust gas mixing apparatus includes an outer cylinder being configured to an insulating ceramic; fins being configured to an insulating ceramic, the fins being provided on an inner side of the outer cylinder; and an electric heating portion embedded in at least a part of the outer cylinder and/or the fins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: NGK Insulators, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yukio Miyairi, Masaaki Masuda, Shinzo Hayashi, Yoshifumi Takagi
  • Publication number: 20210388749
    Abstract: A pillar shaped honeycomb structure, including: an outer peripheral wall; and a porous partition wall disposed inside the outer peripheral wall, the a porous partition wall defining a plurality of cells, each of the cells extending from one end face to other end face to form a flow path, wherein a surface of the porous partition wall in the cells comprise a collecting layer having an average pore diameter lower than that of the porous partition wall; and wherein magnetic particles having a Curie point of 700° C. or higher are provided either or both between the surfaces of the porous partition wall and the collecting layer, and on the collecting layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2021
    Publication date: December 16, 2021
    Applicant: NGK Insulators, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takafumi KIMATA, Yukio MIYAIRI, Masaaki MASUDA, Kazuya HOSODA
  • Publication number: 20210346880
    Abstract: A pillar shaped honeycomb structure, including: an outer peripheral wall; and a porous partition wall disposed inside the outer peripheral wall, the partition wall defining a plurality of cells, each of the cells extending from one end face to other end face to form a flow path, wherein the plurality of cells include two or more types of magnetic substances in which at least two of a maximum magnetic permeability, a Curie point, and an intrinsic resistance value are different.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2021
    Publication date: November 11, 2021
    Applicant: NGK INSULATORS, LTD.
    Inventors: Yukio MIYAIRI, Masaaki MASUDA, Kyohei KATO, Kazuya HOSODA, Takafumi KIMATA
  • Publication number: 20210324772
    Abstract: A pillar shaped honeycomb structure, including: an outer peripheral wall; and porous partition walls disposed inside the outer peripheral wall, the partition walls defining a plurality of cells, each of the cells penetrating from one end face to other end face to form a flow path, wherein one or both of the one end face and the other end face includes a groove portion; and wherein at least one annular conductive loop containing a conductive material is embedded in the groove portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2021
    Publication date: October 21, 2021
    Applicant: NGK INSULATORS, LTD.
    Inventors: Yukio MIYAIRI, Masaaki MASUDA, Kyohei KATO, Takafumi KIMATA, Kazuya HOSODA
  • Publication number: 20210293166
    Abstract: A pillar shaped honeycomb structure, including: a porous partition wall that define a plurality of cells, the plurality of cells forming flow paths for a fluid, the plurality of cells extending from an inflow end face to an outflow end face; and an outer peripheral wall located at the outermost circumference. The plurality of cells include: a plurality of first cells; and a plurality of second cells having a lower cross-sectional area than that of the plurality of first cells. An interior of each of the second cells is filled with a material comprising a magnetic substance. Each of the second cells are arranged adjacent to at least one of the first cells.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2021
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Applicant: NGK INSULATORS, LTD.
    Inventors: Yukio MIYAIRI, Masaaki MASUDA, Kyohei KATO, Norihiro WAKIDA
  • Publication number: 20210291157
    Abstract: A pillar shaped honeycomb structure includes: a porous partition wall that defines a plurality of cells, the cells forming flow paths for a fluid, the cells extending from an inflow end face to an outflow end face; and an outer peripheral wall located at the outermost circumference. The cells include: a plurality of cells A wherein a side of the inflow end face is opened and the outflow end face has a plugged portion; and a plurality of cells B wherein a side of the outflow end face is opened and the inflow end face has a plugged portion, the cells B being arranged alternately with the cells A. One or both of the plugged portion of the cells A and the plugged portions of the cells B contain a magnetic substance and glass.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2021
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Applicant: NGK INSULATORS, LTD.
    Inventors: Yukio MIYAIRI, Masaaki MASUDA
  • Patent number: 11035278
    Abstract: A heater includes: a conductive ceramic cylinder tube provided with a plurality of cells, each cell being defined by a pair of first cell-walls and a pair of second cell-walls, each first cell-wall extending in a radial direction of the ceramic cylinder tube, and each second cell-wall extending so as to cross the radial direction of the ceramic cylinder tube; an inner electrode electrically coupled to an inner wall of the ceramic cylinder tube; and an outer electrode electrically coupled to an outer wall of the ceramic cylinder tube. Linear portions are radially arranged in the ceramic cylinder tube, each linear portion linearly extending in the radial direction of the ceramic cylinder tube so as to include a plurality of first cell-walls that are arranged on the same axial line that in the radial direction and current flows radially at least via the linear portions between the inner and outer electrodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignees: NGK Insulators, Ltd., Faurecia Systemes d'Echappement
    Inventors: Yukio Miyairi, Masaaki Masuda, Xavier Bartolo
  • Publication number: 20210115825
    Abstract: A pillar shaped honeycomb structure includes: a porous partition wall that defines a plurality of cells, the cells forming flow paths for a fluid, the cells extending from an inflow end face to an outflow end face; and an outer peripheral wall located at the outermost circumference. At least a part of surfaces of the partition walls has a surface layer, and the surface layer includes magnetic particles and has permeability.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2020
    Publication date: April 22, 2021
    Applicant: NGK INSULATORS, LTD.
    Inventors: Yukio MIYAIRI, Takehide SHIMODA, Takashi AOKI, Hirofumi SAKAMOTO, Masaaki MASUDA, Atsuo KONDO, Yunie IZUMI, Kyohei KATO, Norihiro WAKITA
  • Patent number: 10966901
    Abstract: A massage system includes a chair type massage machine that performs a massage on a person to be treated, a head mounted display (head worn type display device) that is worn on a head portion of the person to be treated, and a controller, which, when the massage is being performed by the massage machine on the person to be treated, makes a video image, including a moving image of a virtual practitioner performing the massage, be displayed on the head mounted display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: FUJI MEDICAL INSTRUMENTS MFG. CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Masaaki Masuda
  • Patent number: 10948242
    Abstract: A heat storage reactor, comprising: a plurality of heat storage layers including first flow paths through which a first fluid can flow, each of the first flow paths being filled with heat storage materials; and a plurality of heat exchange layers including second flow paths through which a second fluid can flow. In the heat storage reactor, the plurality of heat storage layers and the plurality of heat exchange layers are alternately stacked. Further, open ends for the second flow paths are formed on a surface different from a surface on which open ends of the first flow paths are formed. Furthermore, at least a part of the second flow paths is formed in parallel to the first flow paths.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignees: NGK Insulators, Ltd., National University Corporation Nagoya University
    Inventors: Masaaki Masuda, Yukio Miyairi, Atsuhiro Ichinose, Noriyuki Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20210041141
    Abstract: A heater element for vehicle compartment heating in a vehicle, including a pillar-shaped honeycomb structure portion having: an outer peripheral side wall; and partition walls disposed inside the outer peripheral side wall, the partition walls defining a plurality of cells which form flow paths from a first end face to a second end face; wherein the partition walls have PTC characteristics; an average thickness of the partition walls is 0.13 mm or less; and an open frontal area on the first and second end faces is 0.81 or more.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2020
    Publication date: February 11, 2021
    Applicant: NGK INSULATORS, LTD.
    Inventors: Yukio MIYAIRI, Masaaki MASUDA, Yoshifumi TAKAGI, Yunie IZUMI, Toru HAYASE
  • Publication number: 20200378292
    Abstract: A exhaust gas mixing apparatus includes an outer cylinder being configured to an insulating ceramic; fins being configured to an insulating ceramic, the fins being provided on an inner side of the outer cylinder; and an electric heating portion embedded in at least a part of the outer cylinder and/or the fins.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2020
    Publication date: December 3, 2020
    Applicant: NGK INSULATORS, LTD.
    Inventors: Yukio MIYAIRI, Masaaki MASUDA, Shinzo HAYASHI, Yoshifumi TAKAGI
  • Publication number: 20200306125
    Abstract: A massage machine includes an air outlet for blowing out air, a blower unit for feeding air to the air outlet, and a contact surface provided so as to be contactable with a person to be treated. The air outlet is oriented either rightward or leftward. The air outlet and the contact surface are distanced from each other in a generally normal direction of the contact surface. The contact surface is positioned other than between the air outlet and the person to be treated while the person to be treated and the contact surface are in contact with each other. The air outlet is prevented from overlapping with the person to be treated as viewed in a left-and-right direction while the person to be treated and the contact surface are in contact with each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2020
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Applicant: Fuji Medical Instruments Mfg. Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masaki ONO, Masaaki MASUDA
  • Patent number: 10716289
    Abstract: [Object] To provide a signal transmission device and management system which are capable of transmitting a signal including information of an attachment target or information of the surrounding of an attachment target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Hideo Niikura, Masakazu Yajima, Junya Matsui, Tamotsu Kiyakawauchi, Hiromitsu Komatsu, Chisako Kajihara, Shingo Seto, Nobuharu Murashima, Masaaki Masuda
  • Publication number: 20200128626
    Abstract: A heater may include: a conductive ceramic cylinder tube in which cell-arrays are concentrically arranged, each cell-array including cells which are arranged in a circumstance direction of the ceramic cylinder tube; an inner electrode electrically coupled to an inner wall portion of the ceramic cylinder tube; and an outer electrode electrically coupled to an outer wall portion of the ceramic cylinder tube. Non-linear portions are radially arranged in the ceramic cylinder tube, each non-linear portion extending in a radial direction of the ceramic cylinder tube while having a plurality of bends or curves between the inner wall portion and outer wall portion of the ceramic cylinder tube. The inner and outer electrodes are provided such that current flows radially at least via said non-linear portions between the inner and outer electrodes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2019
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Applicants: NGK INSULATORS, LTD., FAURECIA SYSTEMES D'ECHAPPEMENT
    Inventors: Yukio MIYAIRI, Masaaki MASUDA, Xavier BARTOLO
  • Publication number: 20200123956
    Abstract: A heater includes: a conductive ceramic cylinder tube provided with a plurality of cells, each cell being defined by a pair of first cell-walls and a pair of second cell-walls, each first cell-wall extending in a radial direction of the ceramic cylinder tube, and each second cell-wall extending so as to cross the radial direction of the ceramic cylinder tube; an inner electrode electrically coupled to an inner wall of the ceramic cylinder tube; and an outer electrode electrically coupled to an outer wall of the ceramic cylinder tube. Linear portions are radially arranged in the ceramic cylinder tube, each linear portion linearly extending in the radial direction of the ceramic cylinder tube so as to include a plurality of first cell-walls that are arranged on the same axial line that extends in the radial direction of the ceramic cylinder tube. The inner and outer electrodes are provided such that current flows radially at least via said linear portions between the inner and outer electrodes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2019
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Applicants: NGK INSULATORS, LTD., FAURECIA SYSTEMES D'ECHAPPEMENT
    Inventors: YUKIO MIYAIRI, MASAAKI MASUDA, XAVIER BARTOLO