Patents by Inventor Nobuaki Kimura

Nobuaki Kimura 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: 20200398474
    Abstract: A twin-screw extruder is provided in which screws have different rotational speeds depending on the process of treating the raw material and in which degradation of the raw material is less likely to occur. Twin-screw extruder 1 has two screws 3, 5 that extend in parallel to each other. Each screw 3, 5 has cylindrical upstream screw 31 and downstream screw 35, wherein upstream screw 31 has shaft hole 315 that extends in longitudinal direction X and screw flight 316 on an outer circumferential surface thereof, and downstream screw 35 includes large diameter portion 353 having screw flight 357 on an outer circumferential surface thereof and small diameter shaft portion 351 that has a smaller diameter than large diameter portion 353, wherein small diameter shaft portion 351 of downstream screw 35 is inserted into shaft hole 315 of upstream screw 31. Upstream screw 31 and downstream screw 35 can be independently rotated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2019
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Applicants: The Japan Steel Works, Ltd., Tokyo Printing Ink Mfg. Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazutoshi IZUMIYA, Katsumi SUMIDA, Yoshitaka KIMURA, Masashi TANIMOTO, Hiroyuki OKUMA, Katsuyuki KANEKO, Shizuo UESHIGE, Nobuaki TANAKA, Takahiro NAKAMARU
  • Publication number: 20200326693
    Abstract: To improve a working efficiency in a dynamic simulation of a plant, an apparatus, a method, a program and a simulation system are provided, the apparatus including a result acquiring unit configured to acquire a simulation result of a static model indicating a steady state of a plant, and an initial state generating unit configured to generate an initial value of a state parameter of a dynamic model that is a model calculating a dynamic state of the plant based on the simulation result. The initial state generating unit may generate an initial value of a state parameter of at least one device in the dynamic model.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2020
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Inventors: Yuuri KIMURA, Tatenobu SEKI, Nobuaki EMA
  • Publication number: 20200326694
    Abstract: To manage a generation history of a dynamic model for performing a dynamic simulation of a plant to efficiently generate the dynamic model, an apparatus, a method, and a program are provided, the apparatus including a model acquiring unit configured to acquire a first dynamic model, a second dynamic model and a third dynamic model that are models calculating dynamic states of a plant, a first difference extracting unit configured to extract at least one first difference being at least one difference between the first dynamic model and the second dynamic model, and a second difference extracting unit configured to extract at least one second difference being at least one difference between the first dynamic model and the third dynamic model.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2020
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Inventors: Yuuri KIMURA, Tatenobu SEKI, Nobuaki EMA
  • Publication number: 20200257277
    Abstract: To easily generate a dynamic model for performing a dynamic simulation of a plant, an apparatus, a method and a program are provided, the apparatus including a static model acquiring unit configured to acquire a static model indicating a steady state of the plant, a piping and instrumentation diagram data acquiring unit configured to acquire piping and instrumentation diagram data of the plant, and a matching unit configured to match a device included in the static model with a device included in the piping and instrumentation diagram data to identify a device-to-device correspondence relation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2020
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Inventors: Yuuri KIMURA, Tatenobu SEKI, Nobuaki EMA
  • Publication number: 20200245064
    Abstract: A microphone array includes first and second microphones (Ma, Mb) placed on a first axis (f), a third microphone (Mc) placed on a plane (fg) formed by the first axis and a second axis (g) and at a position other than on the first axis, and a fourth microphone (Md) placed on a third axis (h), and at a position other than on the plane formed by the first and the second axes, and a processing circuit generates signals (Cx, Cy, Cz) having bidirectionality in first, second and third mutually perpendicular directions (x, y, z), and an omnidirectional signal (Cw), based on signals (Ba to Bd) obtained by sound collection by means of the first to fourth microphones. It is possible to generate signals having bidirectionality in mutually perpendicular directions, and an omnidirectional signal, without using special microphones, and without excessive restrictions with regard to the placement of the microphones.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2017
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomoharu AWANO, Masaru KIMURA, Satoru FURUTA, Jin HIRANO, Atsuyoshi YANO, Nobuaki TANAKA
  • Publication number: 20200201285
    Abstract: An engineering support system that supports engineering of a process control system, includes: a storage; and a processor connected to the storage and that: transforms design drawings into semantic models and outputs the semantic models to the storage; and generates a combined semantic model by combining the semantic models based on a degree of similarity among the semantic models and outputs the combined semantic model to the storage, wherein each of the semantic models is expressed by first information indicating elements included in the design drawings and second information indicating a relationship between the elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2019
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Applicant: YOKOGAWA ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Isao Hirooka, Tatenobu Seki, Takahiro Kambe, Yuta Machida, Yuri Kimura, Masato Annen, Nobuaki Ema
  • Patent number: 9163051
    Abstract: The present invention provides a process for preparing a spiroketal derivative, via an intermediate represented by Formula (VI): wherein variable groups and numbers are as defined in the specification, which can be produced from dihalobenzene derivatives in one pot reaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: CHUGAI SEIYAKU KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masatoshi Murakata, Takuma Ikeda, Nobuaki Kimura, Akira Kawase, Masahiro Nagase, Keisuke Yamamoto, Noriyuki Takata, Shinichi Yoshizaki, Koji Takano
  • Publication number: 20140024817
    Abstract: The present invention provides a process for preparing a spiroketal derivative, via an intermediate represented by Formula (VI): wherein variable groups and numbers are as defined in the specification, which can be produced from dihalobenzene derivatives in one pot reaction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2013
    Publication date: January 23, 2014
    Applicant: Chugai Seiyaku Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masatoshi MURAKATA, Takuma IKEDA, Nobuaki KIMURA, Akira KAWASE, Masahiro NAGASE, Keisuke YAMAMOTO
  • Patent number: 8569520
    Abstract: The present invention provides a process for preparing a spiroketal derivative, via an intermediate represented by Formula (VI): wherein variable groups and numbers are as defined in the specification, which can be produced from dihalobenzene derivatives in one pot reaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: Chugai Seiyaku Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masatoshi Murakata, Takuma Ikeda, Nobuaki Kimura, Akira Kawase, Masahiro Nagase, Keisuke Yamamoto
  • Publication number: 20110306778
    Abstract: The present invention provides a process for preparing a spiroketal derivative, via an intermediate represented by Formula (VI): wherein variable groups and numbers are as defined in the specification, which can be produced from dihalobenzene derivatives in one pot reaction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2009
    Publication date: December 15, 2011
    Inventors: Masatoshi Murakata, Takuma Ikeda, Nobuaki Kimura, Akira Kawase, Masahiro Nagase, Keisuke Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 8030496
    Abstract: A method whereby a compound having HCV replication inhibitory activity and desired optical activity can be synthesized selectively and at high yield in a small number of steps by using a compound having a specific chiral auxiliary as a starting compound is provided. A compound represented by the formula (1-8): wherein Y represents a group represented by the following formula: Q represents a protected carbonyl group; D represents —(CH2)m—R?, etc.; and n represents an integer of 0 to 10.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2011
    Assignee: Chugai Seiyaki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Tatsuya Kato, Nobuaki Kimura, Akemi Mizutani, Toshihiko Makino, Kenichi Kawasaki, Hiroshi Fukuda, Susumu Komiyama, Takuo Tsukuda
  • Patent number: 7897783
    Abstract: A method whereby a compound having HCV replication inhibitory activity and desired optical activity can be synthesized selectively and at high yield in a small number of steps by using a compound having a specific chiral auxiliary as a starting compound is provided. A compound represented by the formula (1-8): [wherein Y represents a group represented by the following formula: Q represents a protected carbonyl group; D represents —(CH2)m—R?, etc.; and n represents an integer of 0 to 10].
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2011
    Assignee: Chugai Seiyaku Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Tatsuya Kato, Nobuaki Kimura, Akemi Mizutani, Toshihiko Makino, Kenichi Kawasaki, Hiroshi Fukuda, Susumu Komiyama, Takuo Tsukuda
  • Publication number: 20100152456
    Abstract: A method whereby a compound having HCV replication inhibitory activity and desired optical activity can be synthesized selectively and at high yield in a small number of steps by using a compound having a specific chiral auxiliary as a starting compound is provided. A compound represented by the formula (1-8): wherein Y represents a group represented by the following formula: Q represents a protected carbonyl group; D represents —(CH2)m—R?, etc.; and n represents an integer of 0 to 10.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2010
    Publication date: June 17, 2010
    Inventors: Tatsuya Kato, Nobuaki Kimura, Akemi Mizutani, Toshihiko Makino, Kenichi Kawasaki, Hiroshi Fukuda, Susumu Komiyama, Takuo Tsukuda
  • Publication number: 20100152457
    Abstract: A method whereby a compound having HCV replication inhibitory activity and desired optical activity can be synthesized selectively and at high yield in a small number of steps by using a compound having a specific chiral auxiliary as a starting compound is provided. A compound represented by the formula (1-8): wherein Y represents a group represented by the following formula: Q represents a protected carbonyl group; D represents —(CH2)m—R?, etc.; and n represents an integer of 0 to 10.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2010
    Publication date: June 17, 2010
    Inventors: Tatsuya Kato, Nobuaki Kimura, Akemi Mizutani, Toshihiko Makino, Kenichi Kawasaki, Hiroshi Fukuda, Susumu Komiyama, Takuo Tsukuda
  • Patent number: 7651805
    Abstract: The fuel cell comprises: a membrane electrode assembly having a solid polymer electrolyte membrane, an anode side diffusion electrode (an anode electrode, and a second diffusion layer) disposed at one side of the solid polymer electrolyte membrane, and a cathode side diffusion electrode (a cathode electrode, and a first diffusion layer) disposed at the other side of the solid polymer electrolyte membrane; a pair of separators which hold the membrane electrode assembly; a projecting portion which extends from the solid polymer electrolyte membrane and which projects from the peripheries of the anode side diffusion electrode and the cathode side diffusion electrode; and a seal, provided on the separators, which was liquid sealant at the time of application. The seal makes contact with the projecting portion while the membrane electrode assembly is disposed between the separators.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2010
    Assignee: Honda Giken Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masajiro Inoue, Nobuaki Kimura, Toshihiko Suenaga, Harumi Hatano
  • Patent number: 7510617
    Abstract: The invention relates to a transfer sheet suitable for the formation of electrode patterns, dielectric layers, barrier layers, etc. in plasma display panels (PDPs), field emission displays (FEDS), liquid crystal displays (LCDS), fluorescent displays, hybrid integrated circuits, etc. The transfer sheet comprises a base film and a transfer layer releasably provided on the base film, optionally with a protective film provided on the transfer layer. The transfer layer comprises an inorganic component including a glass frit and an organic component removable by firing, optionally with an electrically conductive powder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2009
    Assignee: Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yozo Kosaka, Katsuhiko Mizuno, Sakurako Hatori, Kounosuke Tanaka, Nobuaki Kimura, Toshihiko Takeda
  • Patent number: 7491355
    Abstract: A method for fabricating a seal-integrated separator for a fuel cell is presented, with which seals can be accurately positioned and the assembling time for the fuel cell units may be greatly reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2009
    Assignee: Honda Giken Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masajiro Inoue, Nobuaki Kimura, Toshihiko Suenaga, Keisuke Andou
  • Publication number: 20080293950
    Abstract: A method whereby a compound having HCV replication inhibitory activity and desired optical activity can be synthesized selectively and at high yield in a small number of steps by using a compound having a specific chiral auxiliary as a starting compound is provided. A compound represented by the formula (1-8): [wherein Y represents a group represented by the following formula: Q represents a protected carbonyl group; D represents —(CH2)m—R?, etc.; and n represents an integer of 0 to 10].
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2006
    Publication date: November 27, 2008
    Inventors: Tatsuya Kato, Nobuaki Kimura, Akemi Mizutani, Toshihiko Makino, Kenichi Kawasaki, Hiroshi Fukuda, Susumu Komiyama, Takuo Tsukuda
  • Patent number: 7138081
    Abstract: A method for fabricating a seal-integrated separator for a fuel cell is presented, with which seals can be accurately positioned and the assembling time for the fuel cells may be greatly reduced. The method comprises the steps of: providing an upper mold having a groove positioned corresponding to second and fourth seals disposed on one side of a separator body, and a lower mold having a groove positioned corresponding to first and third seals disposed on the other side of the separator body; holding the separator body between the upper mold and the lower mold; and injecting melted seal material to form the seals into each of the grooves in the upper mold and the lower mold through separate gates respectively formed in the upper and lower molds. Through this method, a seal-integrated separator having the first to fourth seals which are integrated on both sides of the separator body is fabricated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2006
    Assignee: Honda Giken Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masajirou Inoue, Toshihiko Suenaga, Nobuaki Kimura, Keisuke Andou
  • Patent number: 7138201
    Abstract: A liquid thermosetting sealing agent for a polymer electrode membrane fuel cell having separators and a membrane electrode assembly laminated, whose the viscosity at the application is from 1,000 to 9,000 Pa·S, can be used to prepare a highly durable seal for a polymer electrode membrane fuel cell, to produce a single cell having a highly durable seal and to recover the fuel cell whose seal becomes abnormality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2006
    Assignee: Honda Giken Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masajirou Inoue, Teruyuki Ohtani, Hiroyuki Tanaka, Nobuaki Kimura