Patents by Inventor Mitsuru Nakano

Mitsuru Nakano 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: 20220258497
    Abstract: In a medium supply device, a receiving portion includes a support portion configured to rotatably support a spindle, and a drive gear meshing with a driven gear provided at the spindle to rotate the spindle, and a displacement member includes a pivoting shaft configured to pivot between an advanced position where the spindle is covered and a retracted position where the spindle is exposed, an abutting portion abutting the spindle when the spindle is installed at the receiving portion, the abutting portion being configured to cause the displacement member to pivot to the advanced position, an opposing portion abutting, at the advanced position, an outer peripheral surface of the spindle installed at the receiving portion, a cover portion configured to cover the driven gear, and a grounding member contacting the spindle, thereby coupling to a ground potential.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2022
    Publication date: August 18, 2022
    Inventors: Keiichi YATO, Akimasa NOZAWA, Mitsuru MURATA, Yosuke NAKANO
  • Publication number: 20220185229
    Abstract: A seat belt device for a vehicle includes: a seat provided with a seatback and a seat cushion, and mounted on a floor panel; a buckle arranged at a lower edge of the seatback and coupled to a tongue member of a seat belt; a webbing having a base end thereof fixed to the floor panel, and a tip end thereof coupled to the buckle through between the seatback and the seat cushion; and a fixing band member arranged along a seat surface of the seatback. The fixing band member is provided with an auxiliary band member having the loop through which the webbing, coupled with the buckle at the tip end of the webbing, is inserted. The buckle inserted through the loop is held at an initial position by the auxiliary band member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2021
    Publication date: June 16, 2022
    Inventors: Kensuke KIMURA, Yusuke OGATA, Mitsuru NAKANO, Hiroaki AZUMI, Hidenori Watanabe, Kenta Oguma, Hirokazu Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20220185228
    Abstract: A vehicle seat belt device including: a buckle that is positioned so as to face a corner formed by a seat cushion and a seat back those constitute a rear center seat, and to which a tang of a seat belt is detachably attached; a webbing that connects the buckle to a lower floor; a loop portion formed on a side surface part of the buckle; and a first band that is inserted into the loop portion, is engaged with the buckle at one extending end, and is fixed to the seat back at the other end, is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2021
    Publication date: June 16, 2022
    Inventors: Kensuke KIMURA, Yusuke OGATA, Mitsuru NAKANO, Hiroaki AZUMI, Hidenori Watanabe, Kenta Oguma, Hirokazu Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20210122637
    Abstract: A magnet module used for producing a carbon nanotube dispersion liquid, comprising: a pipe portion having a first opening connected to a shearing module, and a second opening at both ends; and a magnet disposed in the pipe portion, wherein a medium liquid containing the carbon nanotube defibrated by the shearing module is supplied through the first opening, and after a ferromagnetic impurity attached to the carbon nanotube is attracted to the magnet and removed, the medium liquid is discharged from the second opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2020
    Publication date: April 29, 2021
    Applicant: BeRyu Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Mitsuru NAKANO
  • Publication number: 20200061563
    Abstract: An emulsified dispersion liquid in which thin-film graphite et al. are used instead of a surfactant as an emulsifier. An emulsified dispersion liquid containing a medium liquid, an emulsification/dispersion material insoluble in the medium liquid, a thin-film graphite; and a carbon nanotube is disclosed. The emulsification/dispersion material is dispersed in the medium liquid in a state of being surrounded by the thin-film graphite with the carbon nanotube adhering to the surface of the thin-film graphite. An emulsified dispersion liquid containing a medium liquid, an emulsification/dispersion material insoluble in the medium liquid, and a carbon nanotube is disclosed. The emulsification/dispersion material is dispersed in the medium liquid in a state of being surrounded by the carbon nanotube.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2019
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Applicant: BeRyu Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Mitsuru NAKANO
  • Patent number: 8556494
    Abstract: A system for manufacturing an emulsified/dispersed liquid has first and second emulsification/dispersion devices which produce the emulsified/dispersed liquid by emulsifying/dispersing emulsification/dispersion material in a liquid mixture into a medium liquid in the liquid mixture. A multistage pressure/temperature control device of a multistage type cools the emulsified/dispersed liquid discharged by the second emulsification/dispersion device while applying a backpressure which can prevent occurrence of bubbling to the first and second emulsification/dispersion devices. The multistage pressure/temperature control device reduces the pressure of the emulsified/dispersed liquid gradually or in stages, and finally lowers the pressure of the emulsified/dispersed liquid to a pressure that bubbling is not caused if the emulsification/dispersion liquid is released into an atmospheric condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Inventor: Mitsuru Nakano
  • Patent number: 8465877
    Abstract: A F-type electrochemical cell, which is a lithium air battery, includes a positive electrode facing a negative electrode composed of metallic lithium with a separator provided therebetween in a casing. Air is capable of flow to the positive electrode. A nonaqueous electrolytic solution is charged into a space between the positive electrode and the negative electrode. At least one of the positive electrode and the nonaqueous electrolytic solution of the lithium air battery contains a compound having a stable radical skeleton. The compound also serves as a redox catalyst for oxygen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2013
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toyota Chuo Kenkyusho
    Inventors: Yoko Hase, Tohru Shiga, Mitsuru Nakano, Kensuke Takechi, Norihiko Setoyama
  • Patent number: 8415074
    Abstract: A nonaqueous electrolyte battery includes a negative electrode composed of a metallic lithium foil and a positive electrode, the negative electrode and the positive electrode being arranged so as to face each other with an ion-conducting medium therebetween. The positive electrode is formed by a method in which a conductive agent and a binder are mixed, and then the mixture is press-formed onto a current collector. The ion-conducting medium contains, in addition to a lithium salt such as lithium hexafluorophosphate, a halogen such as iodine, and a halogen compound (e.g., lithium iodide). Furthermore, the positive electrode may contain a lithium halide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toyota Chuo Kenkyusho
    Inventors: Mitsuru Nakano, Tohru Shiga, Yoko Hase
  • Publication number: 20120250449
    Abstract: A system for manufacturing an emulsified/dispersed liquid has first and second emulsification/dispersion devices which produce the emulsified/dispersed liquid by emulsifying/dispersing emulsification/dispersion material in a liquid mixture into a medium liquid in the liquid mixture. A multistage pressure/temperature control device of a multistage type cools the emulsified/dispersed liquid discharged by the second emulsification/dispersion device while applying a backpressure which can prevent occurrence of bubbling to the first and second emulsification/dispersion devices. The multistage pressure/temperature control device reduces the pressure of the emulsified/dispersed liquid gradually or in stages, and finally lowers the pressure of the emulsified/dispersed liquid to a pressure that bubbling is not caused if the emulsification/dispersion liquid is released into an atmospheric condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2012
    Publication date: October 4, 2012
    Inventor: Mitsuru NAKANO
  • Patent number: 7910643
    Abstract: A polylactic acid resin composition in which polylactic acid is blended with dibasic acid bis(benzoylhydrazide) represented by general formula (I) below; and a process for producing heat-resistant polylactic acid resin moldings, wherein after the polylactic acid resin composition is melted, the polylactic acid resin composition melted is filled in a die of a molding machine and molded accompanied with crystallization, in which the temperature of the die has been set in a range not higher than the initiation temperature of crystallization and not lower than the glass transition temperature determined with a differential scanning calorimeter (DSC).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2011
    Assignee: Adeka Corporation
    Inventors: Etsuo Tobita, Naoshi Kawamoto, Tsuyoshi Urushihara, Hitoshi Saito, Hisashi Okuyama, Naomi Okuyama, legal representative, Takeshi Kanamori, Mitsuru Nakano, Hirotaka Okamoto
  • Patent number: 7825212
    Abstract: This invention provides a polylactic acid resin composition in which stereocomplex crystals of poly-L-lactic acid and poly-D-lactic acid can be selectively crystallized to obtain polylactic acid having a sufficiently high speed of crystallization and a sufficiently high ratio of stereocomplex crystal and a molded article thereof obtained via melt molding and crystallization of the same. Such polylactic acid resin composition comprises polylactic acid capable of generating stereocomplex crystallization and an aromatic urea compound represented by formula (1): wherein R1 represents an alkylene group having 1 to 10 carbon atoms; R2 represents an alkyl group having 1 to 25 carbon atoms; and m is an integer between 1 to 6.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2010
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Makoto Ouchi, Hirotaka Okamoto, Mitsuru Nakano, Arimitsu Usuki, Takeshi Kanamori, Hisashi Okuyama, Naomi Okuyama, legal representative, Seiji Yamashita, Yuji Kageyama
  • Publication number: 20100174017
    Abstract: A polylactic acid resin composition in which polylactic acid is blended with dibasic acid bis(benzoylhydrazide) represented by general formula (I) below; and a process for producing heat-resistant polylactic acid resin moldings, wherein after the polylactic acid resin composition is melted, the polylactic acid resin composition melted is filled in a die of a molding machine and molded accompanied with crystallization, in which the temperature of the die has been set in a range not higher than the initiation temperature of crystallization and not lower than the glass transition temperature determined with a differential scanning calorimeter (DSC).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2005
    Publication date: July 8, 2010
    Applicant: ADEKA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Etsuo Tobita, Naoshi Kawamoto, Tsuyoshi Urushihara, Hitoshi Saito, Hisashi Okuyama, Naomi Okuyama, Takeshi Kanamori, Mitsuru Nakano, Hirotaka Okamoto
  • Publication number: 20090239113
    Abstract: A F-type electrochemical cell, which is a lithium air battery, includes a positive electrode facing a negative electrode composed of metallic lithium with a separator provided therebetween in a casing. Air is capable of flow to the positive electrode. A nonaqueous electrolytic solution is charged into a space between the positive electrode and the negative electrode. At least one of the positive electrode and the nonaqueous electrolytic solution of the lithium air battery contains a compound having a stable radical skeleton. The compound also serves as a redox catalyst for oxygen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2009
    Publication date: September 24, 2009
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA CHUO KENKYUSHO
    Inventors: Yoko Hase, Tohru Shiga, Mitsuru Nakano, Kensuke Takechi, Norihiko Setoyama
  • Patent number: 7585910
    Abstract: A polylactic acid composition containing polylactic acid and ester-based plasticizer, wherein a content of the ester-based plasticizer is 16 to 33 wt %, and when the composition is highly deformed by stress loading as the relation between the stress and the deformation deviates from linear viscoelastic behavior and thereafter the stress is released, residual deformation measured after the stress is released is not less than 66.0% after 0.2 minute of the stress release, and is not more than 34.0% after 240 hours of the stress release.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2009
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toyota Chuo Kenkyusho
    Inventors: Hirotaka Okamoto, Yoshihide Katagiri, Mitsuru Nakano, Arimitsu Usuki
  • Publication number: 20090104675
    Abstract: Lactic acid with high optical purity that has not previously been achieved is produced. It has been found that the optical purity of lactic acid is reduced as the racemization reaction of lactic acid proceeds when lactic acid coexists with glycerol. By reducing the amount of glycerol prior to concentrating lactic acid by heating, the optical purity of lactic acid after concentration by heating can be maintained at a high level.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2008
    Publication date: April 23, 2009
    Inventors: Ikuo Yamaguchi, Osamu Saotome, Shigeru Kuromiya, Tohru Ohnishi, Noriko Yasutani, Satoshi Saitoh, Makoto Mouri, Mitsuru Nakano, Arimitsu Usuki, Nobuhiro Ishida, Kenro Tokuhiro, Eiji Nagamori, Haruo Takahashi
  • Publication number: 20090061315
    Abstract: A nonaqueous electrolyte battery includes a negative electrode composed of a metallic lithium foil and a positive electrode, the negative electrode and the positive electrode being arranged so as to face each other with an ion-conducting medium therebetween. The positive electrode is formed by a method in which a conductive agent and a binder are mixed, and then the mixture is press-formed onto a current collector. The ion-conducting medium contains, in addition to a lithium salt such as lithium hexafluorophosphate, a halogen such as iodine, and a halogen compound (e.g., lithium iodide). Furthermore, the positive electrode may contain a lithium halide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2008
    Publication date: March 5, 2009
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA CHUO KENKYUSHO
    Inventors: Mitsuru Nakano, Tohru Shiga, Yoko Hase
  • Publication number: 20080097074
    Abstract: This invention provides a polylactic acid resin composition in which stereocomplex crystals of poly-L-lactic acid and poly-D-lactic acid can be selectively crystallized to obtain polylactic acid having a sufficiently high speed of crystallization and a sufficiently high ratio of stereocomplex crystal and a molded article thereof obtained via melt molding and crystallization of the same. Such polylactic acid resin composition comprises polylactic acid capable of generating stereocomplex crystallization and an aromatic urea compound represented by formula (1): wherein R1 represents an alkylene group having 1 to 10 carbon atoms; R2 represents an alkyl group having 1 to 25 carbon atoms; and m is an integer between 1 to 6.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2004
    Publication date: April 24, 2008
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Makoto Ouchi, Hirotaka Okamoto, Mitsuru Nakano, Arimitsu Usuki, Takeshi Kanamori, Hisashi Okuyama, Naomi Okuyama, Seiji Yamashita, Yuji Kageyama
  • Patent number: 7284716
    Abstract: Disclosed is an agitating device (3) to be disposed in a batch-type vessel or the like. The agitating device (3) has an upper cover plate (5), a bottom cover plate (6), an impeller (7), an inner screen member (8), and first and second outer screen members (9, 10). When a mixed liquid including a dispersoid and a dispersion medium passes through liquid communication holes (19) of the inner screen member (8) and liquid communication holes (22, 25) of the outer screen members (9, 10) during the course where it flows outward from the impeller (7) to get out of an interplate space, the circumferential component of the flow vector of the mixed liquid is mostly eliminated to allow the mixed liquid to have substantially only the radial component. This prevents the generation of vortexes so as to apply a sufficiently high shearing force to the mixed liquid to effectively prevent the formation of macro bubbles in the mixed liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2007
    Inventors: Mitsuru Nakano, Shoji Fukushima, Hisashi Kimura
  • Patent number: 7284899
    Abstract: Disclosed is an emulsification/dispersion system, which comprises an emulsification/dispersion apparatus, and a multistage depressurization module connected to the outlet side of the emulsification/dispersion apparatus directly or through a heat exchanger. The multistage depressurization module is provided with a plurality of depressurization cells arranged in a multistage manner through seals, and adapted to apply a given backpressure to the emulsification/dispersion apparatus and to reduce the backpressure in a stepwise manner through the series of depressurization cells so as to prevent the occurrence of bubbling even when an emulsified liquid is released to atmosphere. The present invention can prevent the occurrence of bubbling in both processes of forming an emulsified liquid and taking out the emulsified liquid as a product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2007
    Inventor: Mitsuru Nakano
  • Publication number: 20070161098
    Abstract: Lactic acid with high optical purity that has not previously been achieved is produced. It has been found that the optical purity of lactic acid is reduced as the racemization reaction of lactic acid proceeds when lactic acid coexists with glycerol. By reducing the amount of glycerol prior to concentrating lactic acid by heating, the optical purity of lactic acid after concentration by heating can be maintained at a high level.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2005
    Publication date: July 12, 2007
    Inventors: Ikuo Yamaguchi, Osamu Saotome, Shigeru Kuromiya, Tohru Ohnishi, Noriko Yasutani, Satoshi Saitoh, Makoto Mouri, Mitsuru Nakano, Arimitsu Usuki, Nobuhiro Ishida, Kenro Tokuhiro, Eiji Nagamori, Haruo Takahashi