Patents by Inventor Ryota Ando

Ryota Ando 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: 10778770
    Abstract: In a network system, an own subsystem recognition unit is provided in each of subsystems, and holds a state and a function of the own subsystem. A shared information communication unit acquires states and functions of the subsystems. An objective acceptance unit accepts a setting of a target state. A shared storage unit stores knowledge regarding a combination structure of functions of the respective subsystems necessary for realizing the target state. A structure setting unit automatically sets a combination structure of functions of the respective subsystems, including determining whether the function of each of the subsystems is to be activated, based on the target state, states and functions of the subsystems, and the knowledge regarding a combination structure. A role determination unit determines functions to be executed by the respective subsystems based on the automatically set combination structure. A role notification unit notifies the subsystems of the determined respective functions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: OMRON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Atsushi Hisano, Ryota Yamada, Tanichi Ando, Yusuke Yamaji, Tetsuji Yamato, Koji Takizawa
  • Patent number: 10035726
    Abstract: To provide a method for producing granules as glass raw material without using a binder that contains an alkali metal or boron. In the method, granules are produced by mixing a glass raw material composition and water. A method for producing granules to be used for the production of alkali-free glass, which comprises mixing a glass raw material composition and water, wherein the glass raw material composition essentially comprises an aluminum source containing calcium aluminate represented by CaO.2Al2O3, a calcium source containing one or both of calcium oxide and calcium hydroxide, and a silicon source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: Asahi Glass Company, Limited
    Inventors: Ryota Ando, Noriko Nishina
  • Publication number: 20160168011
    Abstract: To provide a method for producing granules as glass raw material without using a binder that contains an alkali metal or boron. In the method, granules are produced by mixing a glass raw material composition and water. A method for producing granules to be used for the production of alkali-free glass, which comprises mixing a glass raw material composition and water, wherein the glass raw material composition essentially comprises an aluminum source containing calcium aluminate represented by CaO.2Al2O3, a calcium source containing one or both of calcium oxide and calcium hydroxide, and a silicon source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2016
    Publication date: June 16, 2016
    Applicant: Asahi Glass Company, Limited
    Inventors: Ryota ANDO, Noriko NISHINA
  • Patent number: 9302926
    Abstract: To provide a process for producing granules, wherein a component in an exhaust gas discharged from a glass melting furnace can be reused as a raw material for alkali-free glass, and a heating and drying step is not required for the reuse. Exhaust gas G1 formed in a process for melting a raw material of glass containing a boron component is brought in contact with contacting liquids L1 and L2 to obtain treated liquids S1, S2 and S3 having the boron component in the exhaust gas G1 dissolved therein; magnesium hydroxide is added to the mixture of the treated liquids in a treated liquid tank 14 to obtain a liquid containing a boron component and a magnesium component; by using the liquid, a granulation liquid is prepared; and in the presence of the granulation liquid, a raw material mixture for producing alkali-free borosilicate glass is granulated to produce granules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: Asahi Glass Company, Limited
    Inventors: Ryota Ando, Yasuo Hayashi
  • Patent number: 9216922
    Abstract: Granules of a glass raw material mixture, for producing alkali-free glass containing substantially no alkali metal oxides, such that the glass composition of glass obtained from the granules comprises, as represented by mol % based on oxides, 60-75 mol % of SiO2, 5-15 mol % of Al2O3, 1-9 mol % of B2O3, 0-15 mol % of MgO, 0-20 mol % of CaO, 0-12 mol % of SrO and 0-21 mol % of BaO, provided that the total of CaO, SrO and BaO is more than 0, and in an X-ray diffraction spectrum of the granules obtained by means of a CuK? ray, when the diffraction peak area of quartz (100) in a range of 2? being 19.85-21.71 degrees is taken as 1, the total of the relative values of the diffraction peak areas of strontium borate hydrate, calcium borate hydrate and barium borate hydrate, is at least 0.005.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2015
    Assignee: Asahi Glass Company, Limited
    Inventors: Ryota Ando, Nobuhiro Shinohara
  • Publication number: 20140083139
    Abstract: Granules of a glass raw material mixture, for producing alkali-free glass containing substantially no alkali metal oxides, such that the glass composition of glass obtained from the granules comprises, as represented by mol % based on oxides, 60-75 mol % of SiO2, 5-15 mol % of Al2O3, 1-9 mol % of B2O3, 0-15 mol % of MgO, 0-20 mol % of CaO, 0-12 mol % of SrO and 0-21 mol % of BaO, provided that the total of CaO, SrO and BaO is more than 0, and in an X-ray diffraction spectrum of the granules obtained by means of a CuK? ray, when the diffraction peak area of quartz (100) in a range of 2? being 19.85-21.71 degrees is taken as 1, the total of the relative values of the diffraction peak areas of strontium borate hydrate, calcium borate hydrate and barium borate hydrate, is at least 0.005.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2013
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Applicant: ASAHI GLASS COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Ryota Ando, Nobuhiro Shinohara
  • Publication number: 20140075995
    Abstract: To provide a process for producing granules, wherein a component in an exhaust gas discharged from a glass melting furnace can be reused as a raw material for alkali-free glass, and a heating and drying step is not required for the reuse. Exhaust gas G1 formed in a process for melting a raw material of glass containing a boron component is brought in contact with contacting liquids L1 and L2 to obtain treated liquids S1, S2 and S3 having the boron component in the exhaust gas G1 dissolved therein; magnesium hydroxide is added to the mixture of the treated liquids in a treated liquid tank 14 to obtain a liquid containing a boron component and a magnesium component; by using the liquid, a granulation liquid is prepared; and in the presence of the granulation liquid, a raw material mixture for producing alkali-free borosilicate glass is granulated to produce granules.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2013
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Applicant: ASAHI GLASS COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Ryota ANDO, Yasuo HAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20060217276
    Abstract: Contact lens wetting solutions for reducing friction between the contact lens and ocular tissues, and maintaining such effect for a long time, are disclosed. The wetting solution is composed only of a particular ratio of a lubricant composed of copolymer (A) obtained by polymerizing a monomer composition comprising 2-(meth)acryloyloxyethyl phosphorylcholine and alkyl(meth)acrylate, a buffer, an inorganic chloride, a preservative, a chelating agent, and water. The copolymer (A) has a weight average molecular weight of 100,000 to 1,000,000, and satisfies the formula 80?N×R?240, provided that 4?N?18 and 10%?R?60%, wherein N stands for the carbon number of the alkyl group in monomer Y constituting copolymer (A), and R stands for a molar fraction of the unit derived from monomer Y with respect to the sum of the units derived from monomers X and Y.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2006
    Publication date: September 28, 2006
    Applicants: NOF Corporation, Nobuo Nakabayashi, Kazuhiko Ishihara
    Inventors: Motohiro Mitani, Ryota Ando, Hirofumi Irie, Ken Suzuki, Nobuo Nakabayashi, Kazuhiko Ishihara
  • Publication number: 20030186825
    Abstract: Contact lens wetting solutions for reducing friction between the contact lens and ocular tissues, and maintaining such effect for a long time, are disclosed. The wetting solution is composed only of a particular ratio of a lubricant composed of copolymer (A) obtained by polymerizing a monomer composition comprising 2-(meth)acryloyloxyethyl phosphorylcholine and alkyl(meth)acrylate, a buffer, an inorganic chloride, a preservative, a chelating agent, and water. The copolymer (A) has a weight average molecular weight of 100,000 to 1,000,000, and satisfies the formula 80≦N×R≦240, provided that 4≦N≦18 and 10%≦R≦60%, wherein N stands for the carbon number of the alkyl group in monomer Y constituting copolymer (A), and R stands for a molar fraction of the unit derived from monomer Y with respect to the sum of the units derived from monomers X and Y.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2003
    Publication date: October 2, 2003
    Inventors: Motohiro Mitani, Ryota Ando, Hirofumi Irie, Ken Suzuki, Nobuo Nakabayashi, Kazuhiko Ishihara