Patents by Inventor Satoru Ueno

Satoru Ueno 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: 20200386461
    Abstract: A double pipe icemaker includes an inner pipe, and an outer pipe provided radially outside the inner pipe and coaxially with the inner pipe. The outer pipe allows a cooling target to flow in the inner pipe and a refrigerant to flow in a space between the inner and outer pipes. The outer pipe has a wall provided with at least one nozzle to jet the refrigerant into the space. The nozzle has a jet port. The jet port may allow the refrigerant to jet in a radial direction including at least an axial direction and a circumferential direction of the inner pipe. A shielding plate may be provided ahead of the jet port in a jetting direction such that the refrigerant hitting the shielding plate expands along a surface of the shielding plate in a radial direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2019
    Publication date: December 10, 2020
    Inventors: Takahito NAKAYAMA, Ryouji MATSUE, Keisuke NAKATSUKA, Satoru OHKURA, Takeo UENO
  • Publication number: 20200386462
    Abstract: An icemaking system includes: a refrigerant circuit that executes a vapor compression refrigeration cycle; a circulation circuit that circulates solution as a cooling target of the refrigerant circuit; and a control device that controls refrigerant evaporation temperature at the refrigerant circuit. The circulation circuit includes a solution flow path of: an ice generator; a solution tank that stores the solution; and a pump that pressure feeds the solution to the solution flow path. The refrigerant circuit includes: an evaporator of the ice generator; a compressor; a condenser; and an expansion valve. The control device includes a central processing unit (CPU) that adjusts to lower evaporation temperature at the evaporator as the solution has higher solute concentration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2019
    Publication date: December 10, 2020
    Applicant: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Azuma Kondou, Takeo Ueno, Shouhei Yasuda, Takahito Nakayama, Satoru Sakae
  • Patent number: 10381034
    Abstract: Provided is an in-line type film forming apparatus including a processing chamber which is disposed to deviate from a closed path and is connected to a corner chamber, a first loading and unloading unit which unloads a substrate from a carrier and moves the substrate to the inside of the processing chamber, a second loading and unloading unit which unloads the substrate processed in the processing chamber and loads the substrate on the carrier, and a control device which performs control of driving the first and second loading and unloading units to unload the substrate from the carrier and to move the substrate to the inside of the processing chamber, and to take out the substrate processed in the processing chamber in advance from the processing chamber and to load the substrate on the carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: SHOWA DENKO K.K.
    Inventors: Seiya Nagai, Satoru Ueno
  • Patent number: 10181753
    Abstract: The electric power system protection device according to the present invention includes a transformer including a primary winding and a secondary winding which are electrically isolated from each other. The primary winding is to be connected to a first electric path which is to be connected to an external power supply configured to supply AC power by use of a secondary battery, so as to receive the AC power from the external power supply. The secondary winding is to be connected to a second electric path to be connected to a power supply path from a commercial electric power system to an electric load.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masataka Kanda, Satoru Ueno, Kenji Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 9293938
    Abstract: When a communication control unit (14) in this charging control device (1) receives an inhibition command sent by a power monitoring device (2), the communication control unit instructs a signal processing unit (10) to lower a current capacity (an upper limit for a charging current). The signal processing unit (10) reduces the duty ratio of a pilot signal. As a result, the charging power supplied to an electric vehicle (200) decreases, thus making it possible to prevent the supplied power from exceeding a contract demand and minimize problems stemming from the charging of a rechargeable battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Masato Kasaya, Satoru Ueno
  • Publication number: 20160028274
    Abstract: The electric power system protection device according to the present invention includes a transformer including a primary winding and a secondary winding which are electrically isolated from each other. The primary winding is to be connected to a first electric path which is to be connected to an external power supply configured to supply AC power by use of a secondary battery, so as to receive the AC power from the external power supply. The secondary winding is to be connected to a second electric path to be connected to a power supply path from a commercial electric power system to an electric load.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2014
    Publication date: January 28, 2016
    Inventors: Masataka KANDA, Satoru UENO, Kenji YAMAGUCHI
  • Patent number: 9196285
    Abstract: A method of fabricating a magnetic recording medium sequentially forms a magnetic recording layer, a protection layer, and a lubricant layer on a stacked body. The stacked body is enclosed in a transfer container unit without exposing the stacked body to atmosphere after forming the protection layer on the stacked body by a deposition apparatus, and the transfer container unit is transported to a vapor-phase lubrication deposition apparatus. The stacked body is removed from the transfer container unit without exposing the stacked body to the atmosphere, in order to form the lubricant layer on the stacked body within the vapor-phase lubrication deposition apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: SHOWA DENKO K.K.
    Inventors: Yasuyuki Tsutatani, Daisuke Shiomi, Satoru Ueno
  • Patent number: 9196284
    Abstract: There is provided an in-line type film-forming apparatus that can prevent a substrate from being dropped out of a carrier and convey the carrier at high speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: SHOWA DENKO K.K.
    Inventor: Satoru Ueno
  • Publication number: 20150125597
    Abstract: Provided is an in-line type film forming apparatus including a processing chamber which is disposed to deviate from a closed path and is connected to a corner chamber, a first loading and unloading unit which unloads a substrate from a carrier and moves the substrate to the inside of the processing chamber, a second loading and unloading unit which unloads the substrate processed in the processing chamber and loads the substrate on the carrier, and a control device which performs control of driving the first and second loading and unloading units to unload the substrate from the carrier and to move the substrate to the inside of the processing chamber, and to take out the substrate processed in the processing chamber in advance from the processing chamber and to load the substrate on the carrier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2014
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Applicant: SHOWA DENKO K.K.
    Inventors: Seiya NAGAI, Satoru UENO
  • Patent number: 8736226
    Abstract: A charging cable for an electric vehicle includes a power plug adapted to be detachably connected to a power socket of a commercial power source; a temperature detecting unit for detecting a temperature of the power plug; a cable connector adapted to be detachably connected to an electric vehicle for supplying a charging current to a battery of the electric vehicle; and a switching unit for opening and closing a current path between the power plug and the cable connector. The charging cable further includes a leakage detecting unit for detecting an electric leakage based on a current flowing through the current path; and a power cutoff unit for opening the switching unit when the detected temperature of the temperature detection means exceeds a threshold value or when the leakage detection means detects the electric leakage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Tatsuya Mukai, Youji Minami, Satoru Ueno, Kiyoshi Goto, Shiro Mori, Hirotoshi Watanabe, Kouji Kakiuchi, Hiroshi Ooya, Tomoyoshi Hayashi, Yutaka Takada
  • Patent number: 8737026
    Abstract: An electric vehicle charging cord set includes a housing containing an interrupting device therein and a first cord provided at one end with a plug connectable to an outlet installed on a wall surface of a building and at the other end connected to one of the terminal units of the interrupting device. An electric vehicle charging cord set further includes a second cord provided at one end with a connector connectable to an inlet of an electric vehicle and at the other end connected to the other of the terminal units of the interrupting device. The housing includes a storage unit for extendibly storing the second cord, a stand for placing the housing on a ground surface and a transportation handle. The storage unit includes a drum rotatably attached to the housing. The second cord is wound on the outer circumferential surface of the drum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Satoru Ueno, Youji Minami, Tatsuya Mukai, Kiyoshi Goto, Shiro Mori, Hirotoshi Watanabe, Tomoyoshi Hayashi, Yutaka Takada, Hiroshi Ooya, Kouji Kakiuchi
  • Publication number: 20140099437
    Abstract: A method of fabricating a magnetic recording medium sequentially forms a magnetic recording layer, a protection layer, and a lubricant layer on a stacked body. The stacked body is enclosed in a transfer container unit without exposing the stacked body to atmosphere after forming the protection layer on the stacked body by a deposition apparatus, and the transfer container unit is transported to a vapor-phase lubrication deposition apparatus. The stacked body is removed from the transfer container unit without exposing the stacked body to the atmosphere, in order to form the lubricant layer on the stacked body within the vapor-phase lubrication deposition apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2013
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Applicant: SHOWA DENKO K.K.
    Inventors: Yasuyuki TSUTATANI, Daisuke SHIOMI, Satoru UENO
  • Publication number: 20140079877
    Abstract: A method of fabricating a magnetic recording medium sequentially forms a magnetic recording layer, a protection layer, and a lubricant layer on a stacked body. The lubricant layer is formed by vapor-phase lubrication without exposing the stacked body to atmosphere after forming the protection layer on the stacked body. A region having a gas pressure P3 is provided in a transport path of the stacked body after the formation of the protection layer and before the formation of the lubricant layer, satisfying relationships P3>P1 and P3>P2, where P1 denotes a process gas pressure at a time of forming the protection layer, and P2 denotes a process gas pressure at a time of forming the lubricant layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2013
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Applicant: SHOWA DENKO K.K.
    Inventors: Yasuyuki Tsutatani, Daisuke Shiomi, Satoru Ueno, Ichiro Ota, Takehiko Okabe
  • Publication number: 20140062419
    Abstract: When a communication control unit (14) in this charging control device (1) receives an inhibition command sent by a power monitoring device (2), the communication control unit instructs a signal processing unit (10) to lower a current capacity (an upper limit for a charging current). The signal processing unit (10) reduces the duty ratio of a pilot signal. As a result, the charging power supplied to an electric vehicle (200) decreases, thus making it possible to prevent the supplied power from exceeding a contract demand and minimize problems stemming from the charging of a rechargeable battery.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2012
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Applicant: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Masato Kasaya, Satoru Ueno
  • Patent number: 8414968
    Abstract: An in-line film forming apparatus capable of conveying a carrier at a high speed, increasing the exhaust capability within a film forming chamber, and easily realizing a high vacuum degree in a short time is provided. A conveyor mechanism has a linear motor drive mechanism which drives the carrier in a noncontact state, a horizontal guide mechanism which is provided so as to be able to contact a side portion of the carrier, and guides the carrier driven by the linear motor drive mechanism in a horizontal direction, and a vertical guide mechanism which is provided so as to be able to contact a lower end of the carrier, and guides the carrier driven by the linear motor drive mechanism in the vertical direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Assignee: Showa Denko K.K.
    Inventor: Satoru Ueno
  • Publication number: 20120258242
    Abstract: Provided is an in-line film-forming apparatus capable of opening and closing a gate valve at a high speed while preventing the occurrence of vibration due to the opening and closing of the gate valve. In the in-line film-forming apparatus, immediately before a piston (114) in a cylinder (115) reaches an end in one direction, a second on-off valve (117a) is completely closed and air is exhausted only by a second flow rate-adjusting valve (117b). Immediately before the piston (114) in the cylinder (115) reaches an end in the other direction, a first on-off valve (116a) is completely closed and air is exhausted only by a first flow rate-adjusting valve (116b). In this way, it is possible to reduce impact due to the contact between the end of the cylinder (115) and the piston (114) and prevent the occurrence of vibration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2010
    Publication date: October 11, 2012
    Applicant: SHOWA DENKO K.K.
    Inventors: Yukitaka Tsunoda, Satoru Ueno
  • Publication number: 20120231158
    Abstract: There is provided an in-line type film-forming apparatus that can prevent a substrate from being dropped out of a carrier and convey the carrier at high speed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2010
    Publication date: September 13, 2012
    Applicant: SHOWA DENKO K.K.
    Inventor: Satoru Ueno
  • Publication number: 20120184132
    Abstract: A plug is adapted to be connected to a DC outlet to supply a DC power to the plug. The plug includes plug pins and a substantially quadrangular-shaped surrounding wall for surrounding the plug pins. The DC outlet includes: an outlet main body having an outlet unit to which the plug is adapted to be connected. The outlet unit includes a plug-receiving portion having pin-inserting holes into which the plug pins are inserted; an insertion groove formed to surround a periphery of the plug-receiving portion, the insertion groove being adapted to receive the surrounding wall; and pin-receiving pieces for being connected with the plug pins that are respectively inserted through the pin-receiving holes. Two pin-receiving holes corresponding to the pin-receiving pieces are arranged along a reference side of the plug- receiving portion and offset closer to the reference side than an opposite side to the reference side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2010
    Publication date: July 19, 2012
    Applicant: Panasonic Electric Works Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Katou, Maki Kondou, Takashi Kawamoto, Toshiyuki Takii, Satoru Ueno
  • Publication number: 20120171891
    Abstract: A plug, adapted to be connected to a direct current (DC) outlet for supplying a DC power thereto, includes a plurality of round bar-shaped plug pins which protrudes from a front surface of a plug main body, and a surrounding wall which protrudes from the front surface of the plug main body to surround the plug pins. The plug pins are adapted to be connected the pin-receiving pieces through pin insertion holes of the DC outlet and to be supplied with power from the DC outlet. The surrounding wall is adapted to be inserted into an insertion groove of the DC outlet which is formed around the pin-insertion holes. The surrounding wall is formed in a substantially quadrangular shape, viewed from a front side thereof. The plug pins are arranged along a reference surface corresponding to one inner surface of the surrounding wall and offset closer to the reference surface than to an inner surface opposite to the reference surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2010
    Publication date: July 5, 2012
    Applicant: PANASONIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Katou, Maki Kondou, Takashi Kawamoto, Toshiyuki Takii, Satoru Ueno
  • Patent number: 8211241
    Abstract: A washing device of a substrate for a magnetic recording medium of the present invention includes an immersion tank; a plurality of screw conveyors that are provided in the immersion tank and that hold the substrates for a magnetic recording medium; and a rotation mechanism that causes synchronous rotation of and supports the plurality of screw conveyors, wherein both ends of main shafts of the screw conveyors are provided outside of the immersion tank, the main shafts of these screw conveyors penetrate the tank walls of the immersion tank in a non-contact manner, and the plurality of substrates for a magnetic recording medium that are held by the plurality of screw conveyors are washed by a wet process using a washing liquid that is contained in the immersion tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: Showa Denko K.K.
    Inventor: Satoru Ueno