Patents by Inventor Masaaki Okubo

Masaaki Okubo 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: 20200020496
    Abstract: A high frequency relay is provided with an insulating outer housing, a relay body including an electromagnet unit and a contact mechanism unit, and a shield member. The relay body has a plate-like relay terminal, and the relay terminal is disposed such that the plate surfaces of the relay terminal extend along second surfaces of the relay body and one of the plate surfaces is exposed from at least one of the second surfaces. On the second surface, an insulator capable of insulating the relay terminal and the shield member is provided between the plate surface of the relay terminal and the shield member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2017
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Applicant: Omron Corporation
    Inventors: Tetsuro Tsurusu, Masaaki Abe, Tsuyoshi Okubo, Yuki Honda
  • Patent number: 10171090
    Abstract: An oscillator includes a vibrator element, a container in which the vibrator element is housed, at least one of a heating element and a cooling body configured to control the temperature on the inside of the container, an oscillation circuit electrically connected to the vibrator element, a D/A conversion circuit configured to control a frequency output by the oscillation circuit, and a reference-voltage generation circuit configured to supply a voltage to the D/A conversion circuit. The reference-voltage generation circuit is mounted on the inside of the container or on a substrate on which the container is mounted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Masaaki Okubo
  • Patent number: 10027331
    Abstract: An oscillator includes a resonator; an oscillation circuit which oscillates the resonator; a D/A conversion circuit which receives digital data for controlling a frequency of the oscillation circuit; a first temperature sensor; and a temperature compensation circuit which is connected to the first temperature sensor. The oscillation circuit includes a first variable capacitor element and a second variable capacitor element. An output voltage of the D/A conversion circuit is applied to the first variable capacitor element. An output voltage of the temperature compensation circuit is applied to the second variable capacitor element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takemi Yonezawa, Masaaki Okubo, Kenji Hayashi
  • Publication number: 20160285461
    Abstract: An oscillator includes a vibrator element, a container in which the vibrator element is housed, at least one of a heating element and a cooling body configured to control the temperature on the inside of the container, an oscillation circuit electrically connected to the vibrator element, a D/A conversion circuit configured to control a frequency output by the oscillation circuit, and a reference-voltage generation circuit configured to supply a voltage to the D/A conversion circuit. The reference-voltage generation circuit is mounted on the inside of the container or on a substrate on which the container is mounted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2016
    Publication date: September 29, 2016
    Applicant: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Masaaki OKUBO
  • Publication number: 20160277031
    Abstract: An oscillator includes a resonator; an oscillation circuit which oscillates the resonator; a D/A conversion circuit which receives digital data for controlling a frequency of the oscillation circuit; a first temperature sensor; and a temperature compensation circuit which is connected to the first temperature sensor. The oscillation circuit includes a first variable capacitor element and a second variable capacitor element. An output voltage of the D/A conversion circuit is applied to the first variable capacitor element. An output voltage of the temperature compensation circuit is applied to the second variable capacitor element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2016
    Publication date: September 22, 2016
    Inventors: Takemi Yonezawa, Masaaki Okubo, Kenji Hayashi
  • Patent number: 8574506
    Abstract: Disclosed are a method and an apparatus for processing an exhaust gas, which enable to suppress decrease of pH and increase of ORP of a mixture of an aqueous solution of a reducing agent and an aqueous alkali solution circulated within a wet reactor comprising a reduction reaction region and an oxidation reaction region. The method and apparatus enable to prevent deterioration of the mixed aqueous solution, and can be continuously operated for a long time. Specifically, the ORP and pH of the mixed aqueous solution of the aqueous solution of a reducing agent and the aqueous alkali solution to be circulated within the wet reactor are measured, and a fresh aqueous solution of a reducing agent and a fresh aqueous alkali solution are supplied, if necessary, into a reservoir unit arranged in the lower part of the wet reactor so that the ORP and pH of the mixed aqueous solution are kept within predetermined ranges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignees: Osaka Prefecture University Public Corporation, Japan Science and Technology Ageny
    Inventors: Tomoyuki Kuroki, Masaaki Okubo, Toshiaki Yamamoto, Hidekatsu Fujishima, Keiichi Otsuka
  • Patent number: 8297045
    Abstract: An exhaust gas treating apparatus includes an adsorption tower (20) that has an adsorption layer filled with an adsorbent and a heat transfer path through which heat is transferred to the adsorption layer. The apparatus performs switching among the following processes: an adsorption process of introducing an exhaust gas from an engine (10) into the adsorption layer of the adsorption tower so that target components to be treated, including NOX, in the exhaust gas are adsorbed by the adsorbent; a desorption process of introducing the exhaust gas into the heat transfer path of the adsorption tower to heat the adsorption layer and introducing a desorption gas into the heated adsorption layer so that the target components are desorbed from the adsorbent, and a cooling process of introducing a cooling gas into the adsorption layer of the adsorption tower to cool the adsorption layer and introducing the cooling gas that has passed through the adsorption layer into an inlet of the engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignees: Osaka Prefecture University Public Corporation, Japan Science and Technology Agency
    Inventors: Keiichiro Yoshida, Masaaki Okubo
  • Publication number: 20110011059
    Abstract: An exhaust gas treating apparatus includes an adsorption tower (20) that has an adsorption layer filled with an adsorbent and a heat transfer path through which heat is transferred to the adsorption layer. The apparatus performs switching among the following processes: an adsorption process of introducing an exhaust gas from an engine (10) into the adsorption layer of the adsorption tower so that target components to be treated, including NOX, in the exhaust gas are adsorbed by the adsorbent; a desorption process of introducing the exhaust gas into the heat transfer path of the adsorption tower to heat the adsorption layer and introducing a desorption gas into the heated adsorption layer so that the target components are desorbed from the adsorbent, and a cooling process of introducing a cooling gas into the adsorption layer of the adsorption tower to cool the adsorption layer and introducing the cooling gas that has passed through the adsorption layer into an inlet of the engine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2008
    Publication date: January 20, 2011
    Applicants: Osaka Prefecture University Public Corporation, Japan Science and Technology Agency
    Inventors: Keiichiro Yoshida, Masaaki Okubo
  • Patent number: 7759843
    Abstract: A piezoelectric resonator storage case, includes a piezoelectric resonator stored therein, and a resonator container for storing a metal case. Here, the piezoelectric resonator includes: a piezoelectric resonator body having the metal case and a piezoelectric resonator element which is sealed in the metal case in an air tight manner; and two lead terminals protruding from a bottom of the piezoelectric resonator body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2010
    Assignee: Epson Toyocom Corporation
    Inventor: Masaaki Okubo
  • Publication number: 20100044208
    Abstract: Disclosed are a method and an apparatus for processing an exhaust gas, which enable to suppress decrease of pH and increase of ORP of a mixture of an aqueous solution of a reducing agent and an aqueous alkali solution circulated within a wet reactor comprising a reduction reaction region and an oxidation reaction region. The method and apparatus enable to prevent deterioration of the mixed aqueous solution, and can be continuously operated for a long time. Specifically, the ORP and pH of the mixed aqueous solution of the aqueous solution of a reducing agent and the aqueous alkali solution to be circulated within the wet reactor are measured, and a fresh aqueous solution of a reducing agent and a fresh aqueous alkali solution are supplied, if necessary, into a reservoir unit arranged in the lower part of the wet reactor so that the ORP and pH of the mixed aqueous solution are kept within predetermined ranges.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2008
    Publication date: February 25, 2010
    Inventors: Tomoyuki Kuroki, Masaaki Okubo, Toshiaki Yamamoto, Hidekatsu Fujishima, Keiichi Otsuka
  • Patent number: 7521031
    Abstract: A method for treating exhaust gas includes: adsorbing target components in the exhaust gas with an adsorbent (5); introducing a nitrogen gas with an oxygen concentration of 10 vol % or less and a purity of 90 vol % or more into the adsorbent (5); and applying (6, 7, 8) nonthermal plasma to the adsorbent (5). After the adsorbent (5) adsorbs the target components in the exhaust gas, the nitrogen gas is introduced into the adsorbent (5), and then an electric discharge is generated so that the nonthermal plasma of the nitrogen gas is applied to the adsorbent (5) and causes desorption of the target components and regeneration of the adsorbent (5). This method can remove the target components effectively from oxygen-containing exhaust gas by using nitrogen gas plasma with high activity as a result of ionization of a nitrogen gas and combining adsorption, desorption by the nitrogen gas plasma, and nitrogen plasma treatment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2009
    Assignee: Osaka Industrial Promotion Organization
    Inventors: Masaaki Okubo, Toshiaki Yamamoto, Tomoyuki Kuroki
  • Patent number: 7442218
    Abstract: The present invention is characterized in that a casing 2 connected to an exhaust system 8, a honeycomb filter 3 placed in the inside of the casing 2, the honeycomb filter having a plurality of cells partitioned by partition walls, and plasma generation electrodes 6 placed being faced each other by sandwiching the honeycomb filter there are included, particulate matter contained in an exhaust gas is collected by the honeycomb filter 3, nitrogen monoxide contained in the exhaust gas is oxidized to nitrogen dioxide by nonthermal plasma generated between a pulse electrode 4 and an earth electrode 5 constituting the plasma generation electrodes 6, combustible materials in the particulate matter collected and deposited on the surface of the partition walls are removed through oxidation by the nitrogen dioxide produced. As a result, the honeycomb filter 3 can be regenerated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2008
    Assignees: NGK Insulators, Ltd., Masaaki Okubo, Toshiaki Yamamoto
    Inventors: Masaaki Okubo, Toshiaki Yamamoto, Shinichi Miwa
  • Publication number: 20080018409
    Abstract: A piezoelectric resonator storage case, includes a piezoelectric resonator stored therein, and a resonator container for storing a metal case. Here, the piezoelectric resonator includes: a piezoelectric resonator body having the metal case and a piezoelectric resonator element which is sealed in the metal case in an air tight manner; and two lead terminals protruding from a bottom of the piezoelectric resonator body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2007
    Publication date: January 24, 2008
    Applicant: EPSON TOYOCOM CORPORATION
    Inventor: Masaaki Okubo
  • Publication number: 20070071657
    Abstract: A method for treating exhaust gas includes: adsorbing target components in the exhaust gas with an adsorbent (5); introducing a nitrogen gas with an oxygen concentration of 10 vol % or less and a purity of 90 vol % or more into the adsorbent (5); and applying (6, 7, 8) nonthermal plasma to the adsorbent (5). After the adsorbent (5) adsorbs the target components in the exhaust gas, the nitrogen gas is introduced into the adsorbent (5), and then an electric discharge is generated so that the nonthermal plasma of the nitrogen gas is applied to the adsorbent (5) and causes desorption of the target components and regeneration of the adsorbent (5). This method can remove the target components effectively from oxygen-containing exhaust gas by using nitrogen gas plasma with high activity as a result of ionization of a nitrogen gas and combining adsorption, desorption by the nitrogen gas plasma, and nitrogen plasma treatment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2004
    Publication date: March 29, 2007
    Inventors: Masaaki Okubo, Toshiaki Yamamoto, Tomoyuki Kuroki
  • Publication number: 20050229564
    Abstract: The present invention is characterized in that a casing 2 connected to an exhaust system 8, a honeycomb filter 3 placed in the inside of the casing 2, the honeycomb filter having a plurality of cells partitioned by partition walls, and plasma generation electrodes 6 placed being faced each other by sandwiching the honeycomb filter there are included, particulate matter contained in an exhaust gas is collected by the honeycomb filter 3, nitrogen monoxide contained in the exhaust gas is oxidized to nitrogen dioxide by nonthermal plasma generated between a pulse electrode 4 and an earth electrode 5 constituting the plasma generation electrodes 6, combustible materials in the particulate matter collected and deposited on the surface of the partition walls are removed through oxidation by the nitrogen dioxide produced. As a result, the honeycomb filter 3 can be regenerated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2003
    Publication date: October 20, 2005
    Applicant: YAMAMOTO, Toshiaki
    Inventors: Masaaki Okubo, Toshiaki Yamamoto, Shinichi Miwa