Patents by Inventor Masao Nakamura

Masao Nakamura 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: 11680112
    Abstract: An extrusion dryer for a rubbery polymer includes a cylinder equipped with a hopper for injection of the rubbery polymer at one end and a die at the other end. A screw is rotatably arranged inside of the cylinder, the screw having a shaft and a spiral flight formed on an outer surface of the shaft. The shaft includes multiple zones, each including a conveyance section and a compression section. In the zone closest to the die, the outer diameter of the shaft at the conveyance section is smaller than the outer diameter at the compression section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2023
    Assignee: ZEON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masao Nakamura, Kenichiro Sumiura, Junichi Imai
  • Patent number: 11397157
    Abstract: A water-containing substance detection device that detects a water-containing rubbery polymer, includes a conveyor configured to convey rubbery polymers; and a detector configured to detect the water-containing rubbery polymer among the rubbery polymers, conveyed by the conveyor, by a temperature sensor. The conveyor has a surface with an emissivity of 0.50 or more. The temperature sensor has a frame rate falling within a range of 5 Hz to 120 Hz. The detector detects the water-containing rubbery polymer, near an ejection port of the conveyor, and on a downstream side of the ejection port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: ZEON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Masao Nakamura
  • Patent number: 11056597
    Abstract: A photoelectric conversion device includes a photoelectric conversion element formed of a polar material and including no p-n junction, and first and second electrodes provided on the photoelectric conversion element and arranged at an interval. Space-inversion symmetry of a structure of the photoelectric conversion element is broken. The first and second electrodes are each formed of a metal material that generates no substantial potential barrier preventing majority carriers for the photoelectric conversion element from moving from the electrode to the photoelectric conversion element. Light incidence on the photoelectric conversion element without voltage application between the first and second electrodes causes electromotive force to be generated between first and second electrodes, and enables electric current to be continuously taken out from the first and second electrodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: RIKEN
    Inventors: Masao Nakamura, Masashi Kawasaki, Yoshinori Tokura, Naoto Nagaosa, Takahiro Morimoto, Yoshio Kaneko
  • Publication number: 20210169991
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to develop a medicine for diseases related to glycosaminoglycan functions with less side effects. Provided is a glycosaminoglycan inhibitor or promoter that comprises lactoferrin or a derivative thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2020
    Publication date: June 10, 2021
    Inventors: Masao NAKAMURA, Atsushi SATO, Shinji KAGAYA
  • Publication number: 20200378913
    Abstract: A water-containing substance detection device that detects a water-containing rubbery polymer, includes a conveyor configured to convey rubbery polymers; and a detector configured to detect the water-containing rubbery polymer among the rubbery polymers, conveyed by the conveyor, by a temperature sensor. The conveyor has a surface with an emissivity of 0.50 or more. The temperature sensor has a frame rate falling within a range of 5 Hz to 120 Hz. The detector detects the water-containing rubbery polymer, near an ejection port of the conveyor, and on a downstream side of the ejection port.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2018
    Publication date: December 3, 2020
    Applicant: ZEON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Masao NAKAMURA
  • Publication number: 20200048374
    Abstract: An extrusion dryer for a rubbery polymer includes a cylinder equipped with a hopper for injection of the rubbery polymer at one end and a die at the other end. A screw is rotatably arranged inside of the cylinder, the screw having a shaft and a spiral flight formed on an outer surface of the shaft. The shaft includes multiple zones, each including a conveyance section and a compression section. In the zone closest to the die, the outer diameter of the shaft at the conveyance section is smaller than the outer diameter at the compression section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2017
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Applicant: ZEON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masao NAKAMURA, Kenichiro SUMIURA, Junichi IMAI
  • Publication number: 20200031959
    Abstract: A rubbery polymer extrusion dryer includes a cylinder; and a die having a plurality of openings at one end of the cylinder, wherein each of the openings includes an opening base and at least one extended opening portion in communication with the opening base, and the extended opening portion has a shape with an opening width expanding in a direction away from the opening base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2018
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Applicant: ZEON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Masao NAKAMURA
  • Patent number: 10529069
    Abstract: An image inspection apparatus includes: an image area signal generator that refers to information from an image forming apparatus to set lengths of turning on and off of a sub-scanning image area signal that determines turning on and off of reading, and generates the sub-scanning image area signal to indicate a start of image formation; a reader that reads an image; an inspector that compares a read image generated through reading with an expected-value image; and a controller that controls the image area signal generator, the reader, and the inspector, wherein, when a deviation equal to or greater than a predetermined threshold value is detected at positions of sub-scanning on corresponding images during the comparison, the controller adjusts an OFF period of the sub-scanning image area signal to eliminate a positional deviation of sub-scanning on the corresponding images between the read image and the expected-value image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventor: Masao Nakamura
  • Publication number: 20190255739
    Abstract: A rubbery polymer extrusion dryer includes: a cylinder; a liner provided on an inner peripheral surface of the cylinder; a screw rotatably arranged in the liner; wherein the rubbery polymer extrusion dryer conveys a rubbery polymer by the screw rotating in the liner, wherein a plurality of grooves extending in a conveying direction of the rubbery polymer are formed on an inner surface of the liner, and wherein widths of the grooves are 0.1 mm or more and 2 mm or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2017
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Applicant: ZEON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masao NAKAMURA, Kenichiro SUMIURA, Junichi IMAI
  • Publication number: 20190214513
    Abstract: A photoelectric conversion device includes a photoelectric conversion element formed of a polar material and including no p-n junction, and first and second electrodes provided on the photoelectric conversion element and arranged at an interval. Space-inversion symmetry of a structure of the photoelectric conversion element is broken. The first and second electrodes are each formed of a metal material that generates no substantial potential barrier preventing majority carriers for the photoelectric conversion element from moving from the electrode to the photoelectric conversion element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2018
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Applicant: RIKEN
    Inventors: Masao NAKAMURA, Masashi KAWASAKI, Yoshinori TOKURA, Naoto NAGAOSA, Takahiro MORIMOTO, Yoshio KANEKO
  • Patent number: 10217931
    Abstract: Provided is a magnetic element which can generate a skyrmion by a stacked film including a magnetic layer and a non-magnetic layer, and a skyrmion memory to which the magnetic element is applied and the like. Provided is a magnetic element for generating a skyrmion, the magnetic element comprising a two-dimensional stacked film, wherein the two-dimensional stacked film is at least one or more multiple layered films including a magnetic film and a non-magnetic film stacked on the magnetic film. Also, provided is a skyrmion memory including a plurality of the magnetic elements stacked in a thickness direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: RIKEN
    Inventors: Masao Nakamura, Jobu Matsuno, Masashi Kawasaki, Yoshinori Tokura, Yoshio Kaneko
  • Publication number: 20190050975
    Abstract: An image inspection apparatus includes: an image area signal generator that refers to information from an image forming apparatus to set lengths of turning on and off of a sub-scanning image area signal that determines turning on and off of reading, and generates the sub-scanning image area signal to indicate a start of image formation; a reader that reads an image; an inspector that compares a read image generated through reading with an expected-value image; and a controller that controls the image area signal generator, the reader, and the inspector, wherein, when a deviation equal to or greater than a predetermined threshold value is detected at positions of sub-scanning on corresponding images during the comparison, the controller adjusts an OFF period of the sub-scanning image area signal to eliminate a positional deviation of sub-scanning on the corresponding images between the read image and the expected-value image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2018
    Publication date: February 14, 2019
    Applicant: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventor: Masao NAKAMURA
  • Publication number: 20170179376
    Abstract: Provided is a magnetic element which can generate a skyrmion by a stacked film including a magnetic layer and a non-magnetic layer, and a skyrmion memory to which the magnetic element is applied and the like. Provided is a magnetic element for generating a skyrmion, the magnetic element comprising a two-dimensional stacked film, wherein the two-dimensional stacked film is at least one or more multiple layered films including a magnetic film and a non-magnetic film stacked on the magnetic film. Also, provided is a skyrmion memory including a plurality of the magnetic elements stacked in a thickness direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2017
    Publication date: June 22, 2017
    Inventors: Masao NAKAMURA, Jobu MATSUNO, Masashi KAWASAKI, Yoshinori TOKURA, Yoshio KANEKO
  • Patent number: 9562344
    Abstract: A post-treatment device mounting frame on which an exhaust gas post-treatment device is mounted is constituted by a front mounting leg, a rear mounting leg, and a deck connecting the front and rear mounting legs to each other. A vertical leg part of the front mounting leg is mounted on a front vertical leg part mounting plate of a right front extension beam. A lateral leg part of the front mounting leg is mounted on a front lateral leg part mounting plate of a right front engine support bracket. A vertical leg part of the rear mounting leg is mounted on a rear vertical leg part mounting plate of a right rear extension beam. A lateral leg part of the rear mounting leg is mounted on a rear lateral leg part mounting plate of a right rear engine support bracket. Therefore, the post-treatment device mounting frame is firmly mounted in a state of four-point support on a revolving frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: Hitachi Construction Machinery Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Kumagai, Kazuhiko Mizoguchi, Masao Nakamura, Hideto Ishibashi
  • Publication number: 20160215477
    Abstract: A post-treatment, device mounting frame (20) on which an exhaust gas post-treatment device (13) is mounted is constituted by a front mounting leg (21), a rear mounting leg (24), and a deck (27) connecting the front and rear mounting legs (21) and (24) to each other. A vertical leg part (22) of the front mounting leg (21) is mounted on a front vertical leg part mounting plate (5F) of a right front extension beam (5E2). A lateral leg part (23) of the front mounting leg (21) is mounted on a front lateral leg part mounting plate (5M) of a right front engine support bracket (5K). A vertical leg part (25) of the rear mounting leg (24) is mounted on a rear vertical leg part mounting plate (5G) of a right rear extension beam (5E3). A lateral leg part (26) of the rear mounting leg (24) is mounted on a rear lateral leg part mounting plate (5N) of a right rear engine support bracket (5L). Therefore, the post-treatment device mounting frame (20) is firmly mounted in a state of four-point support on a revolving frame (5).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2015
    Publication date: July 28, 2016
    Inventors: Hiroshi KUMAGAI, Kazuhiko MIZOGUCHI, Masao NAKAMURA, Hideto ISHIBASHI
  • Patent number: 8960778
    Abstract: A revolving frame is provided with left and right vertical plates installed upright on a bottom plate, and a front plate arranged on a front side of the bottom plate and connecting the left and right vertical plates to each other. A left reinforcing plate is provided at a corner where the left vertical plate and the front plate cross each other, and a right reinforcing plate is provided at a corner where the right vertical plate and the front plate cross each other. As a result, the corner portion where the left vertical plate and the front plate cross each other is reinforced by the left reinforcing plate while a left side closed space (LS) is formed, and the corner portion where the right vertical plate and the front plate cross each other is reinforced by the right reinforcing plate while a right side closed space (RS) is formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Hitachi Construction Machinery Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Masao Nakamura
  • Patent number: 8950738
    Abstract: To provide a vibration-damping support device that requires a smaller space for its own installation. A vibration-damping support device is provided with a rubber mount, a support member supporting the rubber mount thereon, and stoppers. The rubber mount is to be attached to a mounting platform for an object which is installed in a hydraulic excavator and is to be damped, for example, an engine that vibrates in vertical and horizontal directions, and has an elastic member of a rubber or like member for absorbing vibrations of the engine. The support member can be, for example, a support bracket to be fixedly secured on an unillustrated revolving frame. The stoppers are arranged integrally with the support bracket, and prevent an excessive deformation of the elastic member of the rubber mount under vibrations of the engine. The stopper is arranged on an upper side of the support bracket, while the stopper is arranged on a lower side of the support bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Hitachi Construction Machinery Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Masao Nakamura
  • Patent number: 8775360
    Abstract: The program makes a computer function as a significance evaluation unit including a statistical equation storage unit which stores algorithms of a plurality of statistical methods, a significance probability calculation unit which calculates significance probability for each of the evaluation items with the algorithm read out from the statistical equation database based on an input signal indicating one statistical method selected, a significance determination unit which determines a magnitude relationship between the significance probability and a significance level which is previously set or input and gives significance information to each of the evaluation items, and an evaluation result output unit which makes a display device output a matrix table in which the same number of cells as that of the evaluation items are provided such that each cell is corresponded to each evaluation item and cells of n columns or n rows are arranged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Inventor: Masao Nakamura
  • Patent number: 8729217
    Abstract: The present invention provides a semi-conductive polyimide film having: a common logarithm of a surface resistivity at 25° C. and 60% RH of 9 to 15 log ?/square; a common logarithm of a volume resistivity of 8 to 15 log ?·cm; a fatigue stress in accordance with a fatigue test complying with JIS K7118, upon a number of repetition being 107, of 160 MPa or more; and a number of durable bending in accordance with an MIT test complying with JIS P8115 of 2,000 times or more, and an intermediate transfer belt and an transfer transportation belt using the semi-conductive polyimide film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Nitto Denko Corporation
    Inventors: Masao Nakamura, Masahiro Kanbayashi, Yoshio Oota
  • Patent number: 8637604
    Abstract: A block copolymer comprising at least one polymer block A comprising conjugated diene monomer units, and at least one polymer block B comprising conjugated diene monomer units and aromatic vinyl monomer units. This block copolymer is characterized in that (1) the polymer block A has a glass transition temperature of ?88° C. to ?45° C., (2) the polymer block B has a glass transition temperature of 30° C. to 90° C., (3) the content of aromatic vinyl monomer units in the whole block copolymer is 3-52 wt. %, (4) the aromatic vinyl block ratio in the whole block copolymer is smaller than 69 wt. %, and (5) the viscosity of a 5 wt. % solution of the block copolymer in styrene is 30-80 mPa·s. The block copolymer is useful as a resin modifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignee: Zeon Corporation
    Inventors: Masao Nakamura, Kazuya Ito, Hidenori Yamagishi