Patents by Inventor Shigeru Kato

Shigeru Kato 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: 20200402814
    Abstract: A method for etching a ruthenium film includes a first step of etching the ruthenium film by plasma processing using oxygen-containing gas, and a second step of etching the ruthenium film by plasma processing using chlorine-containing gas. The first step and the second step are alternately performed. In the first step and the second step, the ruthenium film is etched at a target control temperature for a target processing time that are determined based on a pre-obtained relation between an etching amount per one cycle including the first step and the second step as a set, a control temperature of the ruthenium film, and processing times of each of the first step and the second step.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2020
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Applicant: TOKYO ELECTRON LIMITED
    Inventors: Shigeru Tahara, Nobuaki Seki, Takahiko Kato
  • Publication number: 20200375954
    Abstract: A therapeutic agent for impaired gastric accommodation which contains as an active ingredient a compound represented by the general formula (1): (wherein R1 represents a hydrogen atom, a hydroxyl group or a halogen atom; A represents a furyl group, a thienyl group, a thiazolyl group or an oxazolyl group; R2 and R3 each represents an alkyl group with 1 to 5 carbon atoms; and n represents an integer of 2 to 4), or an acid addition salt thereof. Use of a therapeutic agent of the present invention greatly alleviates symptoms caused by said disorders, such as early satiety and bloating, because it improves relaxation of gastric fundus and impaired gastric accommodation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2020
    Publication date: December 3, 2020
    Applicant: ZERIA PHARMACEUTICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yugo MATSUNAGA, Shigeru UEKI, Hiroki KATO, Shiro KOBAYASHI
  • Patent number: 10851242
    Abstract: An addition-curable silicone rubber composition which contains: 100 parts by weight of (A) an organopolysiloxane that is represented by average composition formula (1) R1aSiO(4?a)/2 (wherein R1 represent monovalent hydrocarbon groups that are the same as or different from each other, and a represents a positive number of 1.5-2.8) and has at least two alkenyl groups, each of which is bonded to a silicon atom, in each molecule; 0.3-20 parts by weight of (B) an organohydrogen polysiloxane that has at least two hydrogen atoms (SiH functional groups), each of which is bonded to a silicon atom, in each molecule; 5-80 parts by weight of (C) a reinforcing silica; and (D) an addition reaction catalyst, which is configured of a platinum group metal, in an amount of 0.5-1,000 ppm relative to the total weight of the components (A) and (B).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: SHIN-ETSU CHEMICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shigeki Shudo, Nobu Kato, Hidenori Mizushima, Shigeru Ubukata, Noriyuki Meguriya
  • Publication number: 20200301310
    Abstract: A developing device includes: a housing unit that has an opening and houses a developer; a conveying member that is installed within the housing unit and conveys the developer; a first rotating member that has an outer peripheral surface to which the developer conveyed by the conveying member adheres; a regulating unit that protrudes above a movement path of the developer that adheres to the outer peripheral surface and moves due to rotation of the first rotating member, and regulates movement of some of the developer on the outer peripheral surface; and a second rotating member that is installed in the opening and has supplied thereto the developer that has moved through a gap between the first rotating member and the regulating unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2019
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shinichi KURAMOTO, Yoshifumi OZAKI, Masanori KATO, Yoshitaka NAKAJIMA, Norihiro TAMAZAWA, Tomoyuki YOSHII, Shigeru INABA
  • Publication number: 20200290558
    Abstract: A seat belt device includes a buckle provided on a side portion of a seat for a vehicle, and configured such that a tongue plate is inserted into the buckle; a buckle force limiter mechanism connected to the buckle via a connecting member having an elongate shape, the buckle force limiter mechanism being configured to allow the buckle to move in a pulling direction when a tensile load equal to or larger than a predetermined tensile load is applied to the buckle; and a case covering the connecting member from an inner side in a seat width direction, the case having a corner at an upper end portion of the case, the corner facing the connecting member, and the corner having an arc shape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2020
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Applicants: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha, Kabushiki Kaisha Tokai Rika Denki Seisakusho
    Inventors: Daiki Furukawa, Yusuke Hirao, Yasuaki Kosugi, Shigekazu Imanaka, Hideki Kato, Katsuya Shimazu, Yoshio Mizuno, Shigeru Kotama, Hikaru Ikefuji
  • Patent number: 10770308
    Abstract: A method for etching a ruthenium film includes a first step of etching the ruthenium film by plasma processing using oxygen-containing gas, and a second step of etching the ruthenium film by plasma processing using chlorine-containing gas. The first step and the second step are alternately performed. In the first step and the second step, the ruthenium film is etched at a target control temperature for a target processing time that are determined based on a pre-obtained relation between an etching amount per one cycle including the first step and the second step as a set, a control temperature of the ruthenium film, and processing times of each of the first step and the second step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: TOKYO ELECTRON LIMITED
    Inventors: Shigeru Tahara, Nobuaki Seki, Takahiko Kato
  • Patent number: 10731007
    Abstract: Provided is an addition-curable silicone rubber composition that contains (A) an alkenyl group-containing organopolysiloxane, (B) an organohydrogenpolysiloxane, (C) a platinum catalyst and (D) a reinforcement filler material surface treated with a benzotriazole derivative represented by formula (I) (in the formula, R1 is a hydrogen atom or a monovalent hydrocarbon group and R2 is a monovalent organic group) and that is capable of lowering the compression set of a cured article and suppressing changes in hardness after heat degradation characteristic testing while suppressing reduced curability. Also provided are a cured article thereof and a manufacturing method for the addition-curable silicone rubber composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: SHIN-ETSU CHEMICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hidenori Mizushima, Shigeru Ubukata, Shigeki Shudo, Nobu Kato
  • Patent number: 10619077
    Abstract: A pressure sensitive adhesive sheet, containing a resin layer provided on a substrate or a release material. The resin layer includes a resin part (X) containing as a main component a hydrocarbon resin, and a particle part (Y) consisting of fine particles containing silica particles. At least a surface (?) of the resin layer opposite to the side of the substrate or the release material has pressure sensitive adhesiveness. The resin layer contains a multilayer structure having a layer (X?) and a layer (Y1) in this order in the thickness direction from the side of the surface (?). An intensity ratio in the layer (X?) is less than 0.10, and an intensity ratio in the layer (Y1) is 0.10 or more. The surface (?) has concave portions of irregular shapes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: LINTEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazue Uemura, Takamasa Kase, Yumiko Amino, Kiichiro Kato, Shigeru Saito
  • Publication number: 20200098115
    Abstract: An image processing device includes a storage unit, an initial setting unit configured to store a position of an optical axis neighborhood point in a first image obtained by the imaging unit in the storage unit as an initial position of a specific point in the first image in association with image features of a surrounding area of the optical axis neighborhood point, a search unit configured to search for a corresponding point of the specific point in a second image obtained by the imaging unit based on the image features of the surrounding area of the specific point stored in the storage unit, and an output unit configured to output a position of the corresponding point in the second image as a position of the reference point in the second image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2019
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hideo Fukamachi, Toshiki Kindo, Mineki Soga, Yoichi Kato, Shigeru Ando
  • Publication number: 20200050850
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus generates a left-eye viewpoint image and a right-eye viewpoint image, detects one or more pairs that are each a pair of a partial image of the left-eye viewpoint image and a partial image of the right-eye viewpoint image that are similar to each other, performs, for each of the one or more pairs, image adjustment processing for adjusting the three-dimensionality of one of or both of the partial images of the left-eye and right-eye viewpoint images, displays the left-eye viewpoint image or the left-eye viewpoint image after the image adjustment processing in a manner such that this image is capable of being observed with a left eye, and displays the right-eye viewpoint image or the right-eye viewpoint image after the image adjustment processing in a manner such that this image is capable of being observed with a right eye.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2019
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tetsuya TOYODA, Kazumi ITO, Masayuki NAKATSUKA, Tatsuya KINO, Ryuhi OKUBO, Shigeru KATO, Tetsuya SHIROTA, Kazuhiko OSA, Osamu NONAKA
  • Patent number: 10518341
    Abstract: The present invention provides a cutting method comprising a cutting step of cutting a workpiece material with a cutting tool to thereby form a through-groove in the workpiece material, wherein in the cutting step, the through-groove is formed in the workpiece material by cutting the workpiece material with the cutting tool while contacting a cut-assisting lubricant with the contact portion of the cutting tool with the workpiece material and/or the contact portion of the workpiece material with the cutting tool, and the workpiece material comprises a fiber reinforced composite material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI GAS CHEMICAL COMPANY, INC.
    Inventors: Yousuke Matsuyama, Shigeru Horie, Kenji Ishikura, Yoshihiro Kato, Kazuhiro Nakamura
  • Publication number: 20190388674
    Abstract: A medical connector that allows ventilation of vapor used in vapor sterilization and has an internal flow route that is tightly closable without using any separate clamping device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2019
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Inventors: Shigeru Sasahara, Kazuhide Ono, Ryo Kato, Hironobu Sugiyama
  • Patent number: 10465101
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a pressure sensitive adhesive sheet containing, laminated in this order, a supporting substrate, a pressure sensitive adhesive layer (X), a continuous void-containing layer including a composition containing silica particles, and a pressure sensitive adhesive layer (Y), the continuous void-containing layer having a mass concentration of the silica particles of more than 60% and 100% or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignees: LINTEC CORPORATION, NIPPON PAINT INDUSTRIAL COATINGS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kiichiro Kato, Yumiko Amino, Kazue Uemura, Shigeru Saito, Masanori Kido, Shinji Nishioka, Masato Kishi
  • Patent number: 10457285
    Abstract: A vehicle control device turns off a clutch to put a vehicle into an inertia operation state in response to a predetermined executing condition being met, and turns on the clutch to terminate the inertia operation state in response to a predetermined terminating condition being met during the inertia operation. The vehicle control device includes a deceleration degree calculating device, a determination device, and an operation control device. The deceleration degree calculating device calculates an actual deceleration degree. The determination device determines whether the actual deceleration degree is greater than a threshold value defined on the basis of a deceleration degree of the vehicle in an accelerator-off and clutch-on state. The operation control device terminates or maintains the inertia operation depending on a condition of the actual deceleration degree.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shigeru Maeda, Akira Kato
  • Publication number: 20190295856
    Abstract: A method for etching a ruthenium film includes a first step of etching the ruthenium film by plasma processing using oxygen-containing gas, and a second step of etching the ruthenium film by plasma processing using chlorine-containing gas. The first step and the second step are alternately performed. In the first step and the second step, the ruthenium film is etched at a target control temperature for a target processing time that are determined based on a pre-obtained relation between an etching amount per one cycle including the first step and the second step as a set, a control temperature of the ruthenium film, and processing times of each of the first step and the second step.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2019
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Applicant: TOKYO ELECTRON LIMITED
    Inventors: Shigeru TAHARA, Nobuaki SEKI, Takahiko KATO
  • Publication number: 20190293055
    Abstract: Damage to a driving device or a ring gear or both due to an excessive force at a meshing portion therebetween is effectively prevented. In the embodiment described above, a driving device includes a driving device body that is provided in one structure at a movable section of a wind turbine and has a drive gear meshing with a ring gear provided in the other structure at the movable section, and an abnormality detection unit that monitors a force generated between the ring gear and the drive gear or the state of the driving device body or monitors both of the face and the state. Output from the drive gear of the driving device body to the ring gear is stopped when the abnormality detection unit detected an abnormality.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Inventors: Osamu NOHARA, Shigeru HOSODA, Kei KATO, Haruna OSAKO
  • Patent number: 10384998
    Abstract: To provide a method for producing propionaldehyde directly from glycerol with high yield, gasified glycerol is brought into contact with a silica-type regular mesoporous body. More specifically, gasified glycerol is supplied to a catalyst layer containing a regular mesoporous body while heating the catalyst layer at a temperature ranging from 200 to 800° C. in such a manner that a W/F value can fall within the range from 0.001 to 1000 g·min/ml inclusive wherein W represents an amount (g) of a catalyst and F represents a supply rate (ml/min) of supplied glycerol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignees: Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation, TOKUSHIMA UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Yuki Kato, Wataru Ninomiya, Shigeru Sugiyama
  • Patent number: 10363718
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a pressure sensitive adhesive sheet containing, laminated in this order, a supporting substrate, a pressure sensitive adhesive layer (X), a continuous void-containing layer including a composition containing fine particles (excepting silica), and a pressure sensitive adhesive layer (Y), the continuous void-containing layer having a mass concentration of the fine particles of from 45 to 100%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignees: LINTEC CORPORATION, NIPPON PAINT INDUSTRIAL COATINGS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazue Uemura, Kiichiro Kato, Shigeru Saito, Yumiko Amino, Masanori Kido, Shinji Nishioka, Masato Kishi
  • Patent number: 10309001
    Abstract: An aluminum alloy for microporous hollow shape material use constituted by an aluminum alloy which has excellent corrosion resistance and extrudability which keeps down the content of Cu which poses a problem in intergranular corrosion resistance, which maintains the natural potential noble, which adds transition metals which do not obstruct the extrudability is provided, that is, an aluminum alloy which has a chemical composition which contains, by mass %, Fe: 0.05 to 0.20%, Si: 0.10% or less, Cu: 0.15 to 0.32%, Mn: 0.08 to 0.15%, Zr: 0.05% or less, Ti: 0.06 to 0.15%, Cr: 0.03% or less, and balance: Al and unavoidable impurities and has an amount of gas in the alloy billet of 0.25 cc/100 g or less, and a method of production of an aluminum alloy which, produces a DC cast billet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignees: NIPPON LIGHT METAL COMPANY, LTD., OKB CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shigeru Okaniwa, Meitoku Ogasawara, Takao Otaki, Yusuke Seki, Yutaka Kato
  • Publication number: 20190135722
    Abstract: To provide a method for producing propionaldehyde directly from glycerol with high yield, gasified glycerol is brought into contact with a silica-type regular mesoporous body. More specifically, gasified glycerol is supplied to a catalyst layer containing a regular mesoporous body while heating the catalyst layer at a temperature ranging from 200 to 800° C. in such a manner that a W/F value can fall within the range from 0.001 to 1000 g·min/ml inclusive wherein W represents an amount (g) of a catalyst and F represents a supply rate (ml/min) of supplied glycerol.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2018
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Applicants: Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation, TOKUSHIMA UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Yuki Kato, Wataru Ninomiya, Shigeru Sugiyama