Patents by Inventor Shigeki Yamamoto

Shigeki Yamamoto 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: 20210060520
    Abstract: In a reactor, a first reference position is presumed to be defined by a straight line in contact with a first open end of the introduction port on the side bent toward the second flow channel and extending in the direction intersecting with the second flow channels, and a second reference position is presumed to be defined by a straight line in contact with a second open end of the introduction port on the opposite side of the first open end and extending in the direction intersecting with the second flow channel. At least part of the catalyst body is provided at least either in a region defined between the first reference position and the second reference position, or in a region defined between the second reference position and an inlet position of the first flow channels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2020
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Applicant: IHI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akihisa YANO, Shigeki SAKAKURA, Shunji MIYAJIMA, Takahito AKITA, Taiga YAMAMOTO, Yusuke TAKEUCHI
  • Publication number: 20210023779
    Abstract: A processing apparatus with: an irradiation apparatus that emits an energy beam; and a supply apparatus that supplies materials to an irradiation position of the energy beam, the processing apparatus forms a build object by moving the irradiation position from a first position on a first object to a second position that is away from the first object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2019
    Publication date: January 28, 2021
    Applicant: NIKON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takeshi MATSUDA, Hiroyuki NAGASAKA, Masayuki SHIRAISHI, Shigeki EGAMI, Takehiro YAMAMOTO
  • Patent number: 10890763
    Abstract: Provided is an information display apparatus that significantly improves light resistance with respect to sunlight. The information display apparatus, which displays video-image information on a projection surface by a virtual image, includes in a housing partly having an opening: a video-image-light generator that generates video-image light for displaying the video-image information; a video-image-light processor that performs a predetermined optical processing to a video image generated by the video-image-light generator; and a projector that projects, onto the projection surface through the opening of the housing, the video-image light optically processed by the video-image-light processor so that a viewer is capable of virtually recognizing the video-image information as a virtual image in front of the projection surface, wherein a light path in the housing is provided with a suppressor selectively suppressing a P-polarizing component of light in a visible light region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: MAXELL, LTD.
    Inventors: Koji Hirata, Masahiko Yatsu, Toshinori Sugiyama, Akio Misawa, Shigeki Hoshino, Kazuomi Kaneko, Tatsuya Nakazawa, Takumi Nakada, Yuki Nagano, Tomoki Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10844471
    Abstract: A sliding member for vehicular suspension includes a wear resistant layer having appropriate mechanical strength and high designability on its outer peripheral sliding face and a method for producing the same. On an outer peripheral sliding face of the sliding member for vehicular suspension, a colored wear resistant layer formed by an ion plating method and having a film thickness of 0.75 ?m or more and 10 ?m or less is included; and in the wear resistant layer, a dark blue titanium oxide layer, a titanium intermediate layer, and a colored titanium oxide layer are laminated in this order from the inner peripheral side toward the outer peripheral side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignees: RC-LOGO CO., LTD., SHOWA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kimio Ito, Shigeki Awasa, Kohei Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10811708
    Abstract: Provided is a fuel cell system including: a pressure measurement unit that acquires a measured pressure value of an anode gas at an anode gas inlet or an anode gas outlet of a fuel cell; and a water amount estimation unit. The water amount estimation unit obtains, from a plurality of circumstantial parameters including an open time of an injector provided in the anode gas supply passage and the measured pressure value measured before the injector is opened, an assumed pressure rise that is assumed based on the water amount being equal to the water amount threshold value. When a measured pressure rise of the measured pressure value resulting from opening the injector is larger than the assumed pressure rise, the water amount estimation unit estimates that the water amount is larger than the water amount threshold value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kazuo Yamamoto, Shigeki Hasegawa
  • Publication number: 20200300930
    Abstract: A method for producing an MI element includes: an insulation step of forming an insulator layer on an outer periphery of an amorphous wire; an electroless plating step of forming an electroless plating layer on an outer peripheral surface of the insulator layer; an electrolytic plating step of forming an electrolytic plating layer on an outer peripheral surface of the electroless plating layer; a resist step of forming a resist layer on an outer peripheral surface of the electrolytic plating layer; an exposure step of exposing the resist layer with a laser to form a spiral groove strip on an outer peripheral surface of the resist layer; an etching step of performing etching using the resist layer as a masking material and removing the electroless plating layer and the electrolytic plating layer in the groove strip to form a coil with the remaining electroless plating layer and electrolytic plating layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2018
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Inventors: Masami YAMAMOTO, Kazuhiko KITANO, Norihiro OTA, Shigeki SAKAI, Kiyoshi NUMATA
  • Patent number: 10782317
    Abstract: Provided is a contact probe which may achieve improved heat resistance even when a spring portion thereof is compressed and released in a high temperature environment. The contact probe includes an Ni—P layer, and the Ni—P layer has different concentrations of P at different positions in a thickness direction of the Ni—P layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: NIDEC-READ CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masami Yamamoto, Norihiro Ota, Shigeki Sakai
  • Publication number: 20200239718
    Abstract: An aqueous ink jet composition of the present disclosure includes: at least one dye selected from the group consisting of C.I. Solvent Yellow 160:1, C.I. Disperse Yellow 82, and C.I. Disperse Yellow 184; a material A which is at least one compound selected from the group consisting of a compound represented by the following formula (1), a compound represented by the following formula (2), an ethylene oxide adduct of tristyrylphenol, a derivative of an ethylene oxide adduct of tristyrylphenol, a polyalkylene glycol, and a derivative of a polyalkylene glycol; and an anionic dispersant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2020
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Inventors: Kenji KITADA, Hiroko HAYASHI, Yasunari IKEDA, Hisashi OKAMURA, Kenta KIKUCHI, Hirofumi HOKARI, Shinichi NAITO, Kazumasa OTSUKI, Michio NAKAMORI, Shinichi YAMAMOTO, Seiji KAGAMI, Shigeki KAWADA
  • Patent number: 10714775
    Abstract: A fuel cell system includes: a low-frequency superimposition section superimposing a the low-frequency signal on a fuel cell; and an impedance computation section configured to compute low-frequency impedance of the fuel cell at a time when the low-frequency superimposition section superimposes the low-frequency signal on the fuel cell. The fuel cell system includes: a diagnosing section diagnosing a degree of dryness inside the fuel cell on the basis of low-frequency impedance; and an oxidant gas amount adjustment section configured to adjust an amount of oxidant gas in the fuel cell. The diagnosing section is configured to diagnose the degree of dryness inside the fuel cell on the basis of the low-frequency impedance when the oxidant gas amount adjustment section adjusts the amount of the oxidant gas to be equal to or smaller than a reference gas amount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yuji Ishikawa, Takashi Yamamoto, Shigeki Hasegawa
  • Publication number: 20200207999
    Abstract: An aqueous ink jet composition contains: C.I. Disperse Red 364; a material A which is at least one compound selected from the group consisting of a compound represented by the following formula (1), a compound represented by the following formula (2), an ethylene oxide adduct of tristyrylphenol, a derivative of the ethylene oxide adduct of tristyrylphenol, a polyalkylene glycol, and a derivative of the polyalkylene glycol; and an anionic dispersant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2019
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Inventors: Hisashi OKAMURA, Hiroko HAYASHI, Kenji KITADA, Yasunari IKEDA, Hirofumi HOKARI, Shinichi YAMAMOTO, Michio NAKAMORI, Shigeki KAWADA, Kenta KIKUCHI, Kazumasa OTSUKI, Seiji KAGAMI, Shinichi NAITO
  • Publication number: 20200207997
    Abstract: An aqueous ink jet composition according to the present disclosure includes: C.I. Disperse Red 364 as a first component; a second component which is a dispersant having a chemical structure of at least one of a sulfo group and a salt thereof; and a third component having an indigo skeleton and a chemical structure of at least one of a sulfo group and a salt thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2019
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Inventors: Yasunari IKEDA, Hirofumi HOKARI, Shinichi YAMAMOTO, Shigeki KAWADA, Michio NAKAMORI
  • Publication number: 20200199815
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to further improve upon the strength and durability of a wire rope. A wire rope has a core rope made of steel; a covering layer, which is made of a composite resin, covering the outer peripheral surface of the core rope; and multiple side strands, which are made of steel, wound on the outer peripheral surface of the core rope covered with the covering layer. The composite resin constituting the covering layer is obtained by blending cellulose nanofibers with polypropylene serving as a matrix.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2020
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Applicant: TOKYO ROPE MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yukito YAMAMOTO, Takuya KATAYAMA, Shigeki WATANABE
  • Publication number: 20200168939
    Abstract: A fuel cell monitoring device includes: an impedance measuring part measuring an impedance at each fuel cell and an impedance at a fuel cell stack as a whole; a water content estimating part calculating a water content estimated value at each fuel cell using a gas diffusion resistance obtained from a measurement result about the impedance at each fuel cell, and calculating a water content reference estimated value indicating a water content in each fuel cell using a gas diffusion resistance obtained from a measurement result about the impedance at the fuel cell stack as a whole; and a determining part detecting at least either the occurrence of deterioration of catalyst in the fuel cell or the occurrence of a distribution failure of reactive gas at the fuel cell by determining based on the magnitude of the water content estimated value relative to the water content reference estimated value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2019
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Inventors: Chiaki MIZUTANI, Ikuyasu KATO, Miho HATAZAKI, Kazuo YAMAMOTO, Shigeki HASEGAWA
  • Publication number: 20200144638
    Abstract: A fuel cell system includes: a fuel cell; a voltage detector; a current detector; an alternating current signal supply unit; a phase difference calculation unit configured to calculate, based on detected alternating voltage and detected alternating current, a phase difference between the detected alternating current and the detected alternating voltage; and an estimation unit configured to estimate, in accordance with the phase difference, an electric power generation distribution feature amount representing an electric power generation distribution in a cell surface of the fuel cell, with use of a predetermined relationship between the electric power generation distribution feature amount and the phase difference. The electric power generation distribution feature amount includes a value indicating a difference between a maximum value and a minimum value of local current density in the cell surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2019
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Inventors: Chiaki MIZUTANI, Shigeki HASEGAWA, Kazuo YAMAMOTO
  • Patent number: 10583413
    Abstract: A reactor includes a reaction unit, a first pipe, a second pipe, a composition analysis unit connected to the first pipe, a regulating unit connected to the second pipe so as to regulate a flow rate or the like of a second fluid, a control unit causing the regulating unit to regulate the flow rate or the like of the second fluid in accordance with a composition of a product analyzed by the composition analysis unit so that a temperature of a third fluid is controlled to lead the composition of the product to keep a predetermined reaction rate or yield, and a first temperature measurement unit connected to the first pipe so as to measure the temperature of the third fluid. The control unit acquires the information on the temperature of the third fluid from the first temperature measurement unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: IHI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Taiga Yamamoto, Shigeki Sakakura, Akihisa Yano, Takahito Akita, Shunji Miyajima, Tatsuya Oka, Hideshi Shibuya, Yusuke Takeuchi
  • Patent number: 10544729
    Abstract: A valve control device controls a valve drive mechanism on the basis of a degree-of-opening signal for a valve and a startup signal for an engine, and includes: a drive signal generating unit that, when it is determined on the basis of the startup signal that the engine is stated, generates a test drive signal for test-driving the valve before the generation of a normal drive signal associated with normal driving of the valve; and an abnormality determining unit that, on the basis of the degree-of-opening signal during the test driving, determines whether or not an abnormality has occurred in the drive mechanism. The drive signal generating unit stops generating the test drive signal and the normal drive signal when the abnormality determining unit determines that the abnormality has occurred in the drive mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignees: KEIHIN CORPORATION, HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sachio Hojo, Youichiro Shikine, Tetsuo Yamashita, Shigeki Yoshitake, Kensuke Yamamoto, Akihito Inoue
  • Publication number: 20200006792
    Abstract: Provided is a fuel cell system including: a fuel cell; a reactant gas supply section; a converter; an alternating-current superimposing unit; a phase difference deriving unit configured to derive a phase difference that is a phase lag of an alternating-current voltage relative to an alternating current in an alternating-current component output from the fuel cell; and a first inference unit. The first inference unit infers that the fuel cell is in an inappropriate wet state, when the absolute value of an amount of change in the phase difference has become equal to or larger than a predetermined criterion value immediately after the magnitude of a change in the value of at least one of parameters that are a flow rate of a reactant gas, a stoichiometric ratio, and an output current has exceeded a predetermined criterion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Inventors: Chiaki MIZUTANI, Shigeki HASEGAWA, Kazuo YAMAMOTO
  • Patent number: 10522817
    Abstract: A positive electrode material includes: Li2Ni?M1?M2?Mn?O4-?. ? satisfies a relational expression of 0.50<??1.33. ? satisfies a relational expression of 0.33???1.1. ? satisfies a relational expression of 0???1.00. ? satisfies a relational expression of 0??<0.67. ? satisfies a relational expression of 0???1.00. M1 is at least one type selected from Co and Ga. M2 is at least one type selected from Ge, Sn, and Sb. Li2Ni?M1?M2?Mn?O4-? has a layered structure which includes a Li layer and a Ni layer. A crystal structure of Li2Ni?M1?M2?Mn?O4-? is a superlattice structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuki Tachibana, Yoshinori Satou, Nobuo Yamamoto, Shigeki Komine, Yuta Shimonishi
  • Publication number: 20190383858
    Abstract: A contact probe may include a Ni pipe that may include a coiled spring structure, and the Ni pipe 11 may contain 0.5 to 10 wt % of phosphorus (P). The contact probe may have improved durability, by reducing shrinkage, after probing performed in a high temperature environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2017
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Inventors: Masami YAMAMOTO, Norihiro OTA, Shigeki SAKAI
  • Patent number: D875835
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Inventor: Shigeki Yamamoto