Patents by Inventor Nobuhiro Kimura

Nobuhiro 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).

  • Patent number: 11360718
    Abstract: A sheet management system, in which a print control apparatus and an image forming apparatus are configured to communicate with each other, includes a selection unit, an adjustment unit, a confirmation unit, and a setting unit. The selection unit selects a sheet feeding deck. The adjustment unit adjusts sheet information including setting values for performing print processing on a sheet to be used for printing. The confirmation unit confirms. In a case where there is not a match between selected sheet information set for the sheet feeding deck and the sheet information to be adjusted, the confirmation unit confirms whether the sheet information to be adjusted by the adjustment unit is to be set for the selected sheet feeding deck. The setting unit sets the sheet information adjusted by the adjustment unit for the image forming apparatus in accordance with a result of confirmation by the confirmation unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yusuke Kimura, Nobuhiro Kawamura, Aya Ito, Hideaki Ooba
  • Patent number: 11345639
    Abstract: A ceramic composite sintered body, including: a metal oxide as a main phase, and silicon carbide as a sub-phase, in which crystal grains of the silicon carbide are dispersed in crystal grains of the metal oxide and at crystal grain boundaries of the metal oxide, and an average crystal grain size of the silicon carbide dispersed at the crystal grain boundaries of the metal oxide is 0.30 ?m or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: SUMITOMO OSAKA CEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Nobuhiro Hidaka, Naoto Kimura
  • Publication number: 20220129354
    Abstract: The present invention aims to reduce the amount of backup to be transferred, and reduce the recovery time, in the case of a server device built in a virtual environment. A VM 10 connects a plurality of volumes 21 and 22, starts up software installed on the volume 21 from the volume 21, stores DB data in the volume 22, and acquires snapshots of the volumes 21 and 22 at different intervals for each, thereby backing up the images 31 and 32.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2020
    Publication date: April 28, 2022
    Inventors: I SYU, Nobuhiro KIMURA, Kotaro MIHARA
  • Publication number: 20220129359
    Abstract: Provided is a duplex operation system in which a range where a duplex operation state can be maintained is expanded. A duplex operation system including: a plurality of general-purpose devices 11, 12, 13 on each of which a plurality of virtual machines are mounted; and a virtual machine controller 20 that controls a duplex operation performed by two systems, an active system and a standby system, of the virtual machines.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2020
    Publication date: April 28, 2022
    Inventors: Takato Toda, Nobuhiro KIMURA, Kotaro MIHARA
  • Publication number: 20220103416
    Abstract: In a processor using logical configurations in which a plurality of types of hardware are virtualized, a failure in a logical configuration is appropriately ascertained. A failure notification system 5 includes a logical configuration provider 2 which provides logical configurations in which a plurality of types of hardware are virtualized, a processor 3 using logical configurations provided from the logical configuration provider 2, and a failure notifier 1 which notifies the processor 3 of a failure in the logical configuration provider 2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2020
    Publication date: March 31, 2022
    Inventors: Kotaro MIHARA, Toshifumi SANO, Nobuhiro KIMURA
  • Patent number: 11286219
    Abstract: The present invention provides a production method for indene, comprising a dehydrogenation step of obtaining a reaction product containing indene by contacting a raw material gas containing indane and molecular hydrogen with a dehydrogenation catalyst, wherein the dehydrogenation catalyst comprises a support containing aluminum, and a supported metal supported on the support, the supported metal contains a group 14 metal element and platinum, and an atomic ratio of the group 14 metal element to the platinum in the dehydrogenation catalyst is 8.0 or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: ENEOS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Nobuhiro Kimura, Atsushi Segawa
  • Publication number: 20220081374
    Abstract: A method for producing butadiene comprises a step of supplying a raw material gas containing 2-butene and an oxygen-containing gas containing molecular oxygen to a reactor filled with a catalyst to obtain a produced gas containing butadiene, wherein the catalyst contains a composite oxide containing molybdenum and bismuth, and a proportion of cis-2-butene in 2-butene in the raw material gas is 30 to 90 mol %.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2019
    Publication date: March 17, 2022
    Applicants: ENEOS Corporation, JSR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Sosuke HIGUCHI, Nobuhiro KIMURA, Mayu SUGIMOTO, Junjie WANG
  • Publication number: 20220064085
    Abstract: A method for producing linear monoolefins comprises a step of contacting a raw material composition containing a first linear monoolefin having 4 to 8 carbon atoms with an isomerization catalyst at 250 to 390° C. in the presence of 20 ppm by volume or more of molecular oxygen and/or 20 ppm by volume or more of water to perform an isomerization reaction for isomerizing at least a part of the first linear monoolefin to a second linear monoolefin having a different double bond position, wherein the catalyst contains zeolite.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2019
    Publication date: March 3, 2022
    Applicants: ENEOS Corporation, JSR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Sosuke HIGUCHI, Yukihiro YOSHIWARA, Nobuhiro KIMURA, Mayu SUGIMOTO, Junjie WANG
  • Patent number: 11230513
    Abstract: A process of producing 1,3-butadiene includes: a first step of obtaining gases containing 1,3-butadiene by an oxidative dehydrogenation reaction of a raw material gas with a molecular oxygen-containing gas in the presence of a metal oxide catalyst, the raw material gas containing 1-butene and 2-butene and having a proportion of 2-butene to a sum of 1-butene and 2-butene, which is defined as 100% by volume, being not less than 50% by volume; a second step of cooling the produced gases obtained in the first step; and a third step of separating the produced gases having undergone the second step into molecular oxygen and inert gases and other gases containing 1,3-butadiene by selective absorption to an absorbing solvent, wherein the concentration of methyl vinyl ketone in the produced gases having been cooled in the second step is 0% by volume or more and not more than 0.03% by volume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignees: JSR Corporation, ENEOS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mayu Sugimoto, Yuichiro Sasaki, Sosuke Higuchi, Nobuhiro Kimura
  • Patent number: 11117849
    Abstract: The present invention provides a production method for indene, comprising a dehydrogenation step of obtaining a reaction product containing indene by contacting a raw material composition containing indene with a dehydrogenation catalyst, wherein the dehydrogenation catalyst comprises a support containing aluminum, and a group 14 metal element and platinum supported on the support, a content of the platinum in the dehydrogenation catalyst is 0.6 to 2.5% by mass based on a whole amount of the dehydrogenation catalyst, and an atomic ratio of the group 14 metal element to the platinum in the dehydrogenation catalyst is 4.0 to 20.0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: ENEOS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Nobuhiro Kimura, Atsushi Segawa
  • Publication number: 20210047248
    Abstract: The present invention provides a production method for indene, comprising a dehydrogenation step of obtaining a reaction product containing indene by contacting a raw material composition containing indene with a dehydrogenation catalyst, wherein the dehydrogenation catalyst comprises a support containing aluminum, and a group 14 metal element and platinum supported on the support, a content of the platinum in the dehydrogenation catalyst is 0.6 to 2.5% by mass based on a whole amount of the dehydrogenation catalyst, and an atomic ratio of the group 14 metal element to the platinum in the dehydrogenation catalyst is 4.0 to 20.0.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2019
    Publication date: February 18, 2021
    Applicant: ENEOS Corporation
    Inventors: Nobuhiro KIMURA, Atsushi SEGAWA
  • Publication number: 20210024440
    Abstract: The present invention provides a production method for indene, comprising a dehydrogenation step of obtaining a reaction product containing indene by contacting a raw material gas containing indane and molecular hydrogen with a dehydrogenation catalyst, wherein the dehydrogenation catalyst comprises a support containing aluminum, and a supported metal supported on the support, the supported metal contains a group 14 metal element and platinum, and an atomic ratio of the group 14 metal element to the platinum in the dehydrogenation catalyst is 8.0 or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2019
    Publication date: January 28, 2021
    Applicant: ENEOS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Nobuhiro KIMURA, Atsushi SEGAWA
  • Publication number: 20200399191
    Abstract: A process of producing 1,3-butadiene includes: a first step of obtaining gases containing 1,3-butadiene by an oxidative dehydrogenation reaction of a raw material gas with a molecular oxygen-containing gas in the presence of a metal oxide catalyst, the raw material gas containing 1-butene and 2-butene and having a proportion of 2-butene to a sum of 1-butene and 2-butene, which is defined as 100% by volume, being not less than 50% by volume; a second step of cooling the produced gases obtained in the first step; and a third step of separating the produced gases having undergone the second step into molecular oxygen and inert gases and other gases containing 1,3-butadiene by selective absorption to an absorbing solvent, wherein the concentration of methyl vinyl ketone in the produced gases having been cooled in the second step is 0% by volume or more and not more than 0.03% by volume.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2020
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Applicants: JSR Corporation, ENEOS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mayu SUGIMOTO, Yuichiro SASAKI, Sosuke HIGUCHI, Nobuhiro KIMURA
  • Patent number: 10786804
    Abstract: A method for producing a dehydrogenation catalyst, comprising: a step of impregnating a carrier with a first solution having a tin source dissolved therein, so as to have tin supported on the carrier; and a step of impregnating the carrier with a second solution having an active metal source dissolved therein, so as to have the active metal supported on the carrier, wherein the tin source is at least one selected from the group consisting of sodium stannate and potassium stannate, and the active metal source has at least one active metal selected from the group consisting of platinum, ruthenium and iridium, and has no chlorine atom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: ENEOS Corporation
    Inventors: Atsushi Segawa, Nobuhiro Kimura
  • Patent number: 10723674
    Abstract: A method for producing a conjugated diene according to an aspect of the present invention comprises a step of contacting a raw material gas containing an alkane with a dehydrogenation catalyst to obtain a product gas containing at least one unsaturated hydrocarbon selected from the group consisting of an olefin and a conjugated diene. In the production method, the dehydrogenation catalyst is a catalyst having a supported metal containing a Group 14 metal element and Pt supported on a support containing Al and a Group 2 metal element; the dehydrogenation catalyst has pores (a) having a pore diameter of 7 nm or more and 32 nm or less; and a proportion of a pore volume of the pores (a) is 65% or more of the total pore volume of the dehydrogenation catalyst.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: JXTG NIPPON OIL & ENERGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tatsuya Ichijo, Nobuhiro Kimura
  • Patent number: 10647638
    Abstract: A method for producing butadiene comprises a step of obtaining a product gas containing butadiene, by feeding a raw-material gas containing straight-chain butene and an oxygen-containing gas containing molecular oxygen to a reactor and performing oxidative dehydrogenation reaction in the presence of a catalyst, wherein the catalyst comprises a composite oxide containing molybdenum and bismuth, and the concentration of hydrocarbons having 5 or more carbon atoms in the raw-material gas is 0.05 mol % to 7.0 mol %.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: JXTG Nippon Oil & Energy Corporation
    Inventors: Sosuke Higuchi, Nobuhiro Kimura
  • Publication number: 20200038852
    Abstract: A method for producing an unsaturated hydrocarbon comprising: a dehydrogenation step of contacting a raw material gas containing at least one hydrocarbon selected from a group consisting of alkanes and olefins with a dehydrogenation catalyst containing a group 14 metal element and Pt to obtain a product gas containing at least one unsaturated hydrocarbon selected from the group consisting of olefins and conjugated dienes, and a regeneration step of contacting the dehydrogenation catalyst subjected to the dehydrogenation step with a regenerating gas containing molecular oxygen under a temperature condition of 310 to 450° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2017
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Applicant: JXTG Nippon Oil & Energy Corporation
    Inventors: Nobuhiro KIMURA, Atsushi SEGAWA, Tatsuya ICHIJO
  • Publication number: 20200002249
    Abstract: A method for producing an unsaturated hydrocarbon, comprising: a step of contacting a raw material gas containing an alkane with a dehydrogenation catalyst to obtain a product gas containing at least one unsaturated hydrocarbon selected from a group consisting of olefins and conjugated dienes, wherein the dehydrogenation catalyst contains at least one additive element selected from the group consisting of Na, K, and Ca, Al, Mg, a group 14 metal element, and Pt, and a content of the additive element is 0.05% by mass or more and 0.70% by mass or less based on a total mass of the dehydrogenation catalyst.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2017
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Applicants: JXTG Nippon Oil & Energy Corporation, National University Corporation Saitama University
    Inventors: Hideki KUROKAWA, Tatsuya ICHIJO, Nobuhiro KIMURA
  • Patent number: 10494318
    Abstract: A method for producing a conjugated diene according to one aspect of the present invention comprises a step of contacting a raw material gas containing an alkane with a first catalyst and a second catalyst in this order to obtain a product gas containing a conjugated diene. In the production method, the first catalyst contains Sn and Pt, and a content of Sn in the first catalyst is less than 12% by mass based on the total mass of the first catalyst; and the second catalyst contains Sn and Pt, and a content of Sn in the second catalyst is 12% by mass or more based on the total mass of the second catalyst.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignees: JXTG NIPPON OIL & ENERGY CORPORATION, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION SAITAMA UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Hideki Kurokawa, Tatsuya Ichijo, Nobuhiro Kimura
  • Patent number: 10407362
    Abstract: A method for producing diene comprises a step 1 of obtaining a straight chain internal olefin by removing a branched olefin from a raw material including at least the branched olefin and a straight chain olefin; and a step 2 of producing diene from the internal olefin by oxidative dehydrogenation using a first catalyst and a second catalyst, and the first catalyst has a complex oxide including bismuth, molybdenum and oxygen, and the second catalyst includes at least one selected from the group consisting of silica and alumina.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: JXTG NIPPON OIL & ENERGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Nobuhiro Kimura, Junji Wakabayashi, Sosuke Higuchi