Patents by Inventor Shinichi Yagi

Shinichi Yagi 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: 20200354231
    Abstract: Provided is a functional unit for a bathroom that includes a functional component for a bathroom, separated from a water faucet device and fixed to a bathroom wall part; and a reforming unit that is formed integrally with the functional component for a bathroom and that includes a cartridge capable of reforming raw water flowing through a water supply passage from the water faucet device to a water discharge device. The reforming unit includes a casing that houses the cartridge, and the casing is detachably connected to the functional component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2018
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Applicant: LIXIL Corporation
    Inventors: Shunji OTA, Kouji NAKATA, Mayuko OUCHI, Yuichiro KOMATSU, Naoya TAMURA, Wakaba HYODO, Shinichi YAGI, Touichirou MATSUURA, Kazuhiro SATO, Takashi HAGIWARA, Shinya SAKATA
  • Patent number: 10738453
    Abstract: According to an aspect of the present invention, a toilet device includes: a washing unit washing a surface of a bowl in a toilet bowl; a water supplying unit supplying washing water to the washing unit; a silicic acid polymerization inhibiting unit adding inhibitor for silicic acid polymerization to the washing water left on the surface of the bowl after the washing of the bowl, the inhibitor inhibiting polymerization of silicic acid component in the washing water left on the surface of the bowl; and a control portion executing a control starting an operation of the silicic acid polymerization inhibiting unit before the surface of the bowl is evaporated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: TOTO LTD.
    Inventors: Shinichi Yagi, Tomoyasu Ichiki, Hiroaki Amemori, Ayumu Umemoto, Yo Morotomi, Masahiro Yamamoto, Satoru Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 10716522
    Abstract: A radiation image capturing apparatus is provided. The radiation image capturing apparatus includes an image capturing unit configured to capture a radiation image. The image capturing unit includes a detection element configured to detect radiation. The radiation image capturing apparatus comprises a processor configured to perform, in accordance with an exposure request from a user, a first reset operation of resetting the detection element, and configured to detect an amount of irradiation of the radiation based on a signal from the detection element after the first reset operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Eriko Sato, Tomoyuki Yagi, Shinichi Takeda, Hideyuki Okada, Takuya Ryu, Katsuro Takenaka
  • Publication number: 20200012042
    Abstract: An optical fiber manufacturing method includes setting a first holding member and a rod inside a glass pipe, the first holding member made of glass and having plural holes formed, so that the rod is supported by the first holding member; filling glass particles between the rod and a glass pipe inner wall; holding the rod such that the rod and the filled glass particles are enclosed by the glass pipe inner wall and the first and second holding members, and sealing one end of the glass pipe and manufacturing an intermediate; and manufacturing an optical fiber from the intermediate, wherein a bulk density of the first and second holding members is set with reference to a bulk density of a filling portion made from the glass particles, and the predetermined range is determined according to a core diameter permissible variation range in its longitudinal direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2019
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Applicants: FURUKAWA ELECTRIC CO., LTD., NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shinichi ARAI, Harumi Inaba, Shigeto Matsumoto, Takeshi Yagi, Shinichi Aozasa, Kyozo Tsujikawa, Kazuhide Nakajima
  • Patent number: 10416323
    Abstract: A radiation imaging apparatus includes a pixel array, a scanning circuit for scanning a plurality of rows of the pixel array in accordance with a selected mode of a plurality of modes, and a readout circuit configured to read out signals from pixels on a selected row in scanning by the scanning circuit. The plurality of modes include a first mode of performing image capturing at a first frame rate and a second mode of performing image capturing at a second frame rate lower than the first frame rate. The number of times of scanning on the plurality of rows by the scanning circuit in one frame period in the second mode is larger than that of scanning on the plurality of rows by the scanning circuit in one frame period in the first mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takuya Ryu, Tomoyuki Yagi, Katsuro Takenaka, Hideyuki Okada, Eriko Sato, Shinichi Takeda
  • Patent number: 10349914
    Abstract: A radiation imaging apparatus, including a plurality of pixels, a plurality of column lines and a processor, the plurality of pixels including first pixels and second pixels configured to generate signals of different values by receiving radiation rays of equal irradiation rates, and the plurality of pixels being arrayed such that their numbers are different between a first column and a second column of the plurality of columns, wherein the processor, after radiation irradiation is started, obtains a first signal of the first column and a second signal of the second column while maintaining each pixel to an OFF state and performs AEC based on the first and second signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Katsuro Takenaka, Tomoyuki Yagi, Takuya Ryu, Shinichi Takeda, Hideyuki Okada, Eriko Sato
  • Publication number: 20190177204
    Abstract: A manufacturing method for an optical fiber preform includes forming a porous material made of fine silica glass particles surrounding a plurality of glass rods; and sintering the porous material, wherein the forming the porous material includes forming the porous material such that two or more of the plurality of glass rods protrude from the porous material, and the sintering includes supporting end portions of protruding sides of the two or more protruding glass rods collectively with a support jig, and performing the sintering. With this, a reduction in manufacturing yield is suppressed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2017
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Applicant: FURUKAWA ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shinichi ARAI, Takeshi YAGI, Shigeto MATSUMOTO
  • Patent number: 10010865
    Abstract: Disclosed is a sanitary ware having a photocatalyst layer which has excellent durability even in an environment where the photocatalyst layer is exposed to an acid and an alkali alternately. The sanitary ware comprises a glaze layer, an intermediate layer provided on the glaze layer, and a photocatalyst layer provided on the intermediate layer, wherein the photocatalyst layer comprises titanium oxide in the amount of 95 mass % to 75 mass % and zirconium oxide in the amount of 5 mass % to 25 mass % and the intermediate layer comprises silica in the amount of 98 mass % to 85 mass %, and titanium oxide and/or zirconium oxide in the amount of 2 mass % to 15 mass %.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Toto Ltd.
    Inventors: Takahiro Hino, Tomoyasu Ichiki, Shinichi Yagi, Satoshi Takano, Mitoki Higashi
  • Patent number: 9662645
    Abstract: Disclosed is a photocatalyst member including a glaze layer and a photocatalyst layer provided on the glaze layer, the photocatalyst layer is good in layer strength, water resistance, or abrasion resistance. More specifically, the photocatalyst member includes a base having a glaze layer and a photocatalyst layer that is provided on the glaze layer and contains titanium oxide and zirconium titanate, wherein the content of zirconium titanate in the photocatalyst layer is 15 to 75% by mass based on the total content of titanium oxide and zirconium titanate, and the content of zirconium titanate in an area from around an interface between the photocatalyst layer and the base to an median line in the thickness of the photocatalyst layer is larger than the content of zirconium titanate in an area near the external surface of the photocatalyst layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: Toto Ltd.
    Inventors: Satoshi Takano, Shinichi Yagi, Tomoyasu Ichiki, Takahiro Hino, Mitoki Higashi
  • Publication number: 20170072384
    Abstract: Disclosed is a sanitary ware having a photocatalyst layer which has excellent durability even in an environment where the photocatalyst layer is exposed to an acid and an alkali alternately. The sanitary ware comprises a glaze layer, an intermediate layer provided on the glaze layer, and a photocatalyst layer provided on the intermediate layer, wherein the photocatalyst layer comprises titanium oxide in the amount of 95 mass % to 75 mass % and zirconium oxide in the amount of 5 mass % to 25 mass % and the intermediate layer comprises silica in the amount of 98 mass % to 85 mass %, and titanium oxide and/or zirconium oxide in the amount of 2 mass % to 15 mass %.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2016
    Publication date: March 16, 2017
    Inventors: Takahiro HINO, Tomoyasu ICHIKI, Shinichi YAGI, Satoshi TAKANO, Mitoki HIGASHI
  • Publication number: 20160023958
    Abstract: Disclosed is a process for producing a sanitary ware. The sanitary ware includes a glaze layer and a photocatalyst layer provided on the glaze layer. The photocatalyst layer is an oxide film including a co-fired product of a precursor of titanium oxide and a precursor of zirconium oxide and contains 65 to 85% by mass of titanium oxide and 15 to 35% by mass of zirconium oxide. The process includes the steps of applying a solution containing at least a precursor of titanium oxide and a precursor of zirconium oxide on a surface of a sanitary ware free from a photocalyst layer, and then firing the coating to form a photocatalyst layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2015
    Publication date: January 28, 2016
    Inventors: Shinichi YAGI, Takahiro HINO, Tomoyasu ICHIKI, Hiroaki AMEMORI, Satoshi TAKANO, Hiromasa TOKUDOME
  • Publication number: 20140087179
    Abstract: Disclosed is a photocatalyst member including a glaze layer and a photoctalyst layer provided on the glaze layer, the photocatalyst layer is good in layer strength, water resistance, or abrasion resistance. More specifically, the photocatalyst member includes a base having a glaze layer and a photocatalyst layer that is provided on the glaze layer and contains titanium oxide and zirconium titanate, wherein the content of zirconium titanate in the photocatalyst layer is 15 to 75% by mass based on the total content of titanium oxide and zirconium titanate, and the content of zirconium titanate in an area from around an interface between the photocatalyst layer and the base to an median line in the thickness of the photocatalyst layer is larger than the content of zirconium titanate in an area near the external surface of the photocatalyst layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2013
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Applicant: TOTO LTD.
    Inventors: Satoshi TAKANO, Shinichi YAGI, Tomoyasu ICHIKI, Takahiro HINO, Mitoki HIGASHI
  • Publication number: 20140017425
    Abstract: Disclosed is a sanitary ware including a photocatalyst layer that has a high level of water resistance and abrasion resistance while maintaining a good photocatalytic activity. The sanitary ware includes a glaze layer and a photocatalyst layer provided on the glaze layer. The photocatalyst layer is an oxide film that is a co-fired product of a precursor of titanium oxide and a precursor of zirconium oxide and contains 65 to 90% by mass of titanium oxide and 10 to 35% by mass of zirconium oxide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2012
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Applicant: TOTO LTD.
    Inventors: Shinichi Yagi, Takahiro Hino, Tomoyasu Ichiki, Hiroaki Amemori, Satoshi Takano, Hiromasa Tokudome
  • Patent number: 8133632
    Abstract: An Au plated film 12 is formed on the surface of a plate-formed metal base 13 composed of a metal less noble than Au, and the product is cut along a planned cutting line 18 reflecting a contour of a desired component, to thereby form a separator 10. Thus-formed separator 10 has the Au plated film 12 formed on the main surface 10a thereof, and has a cutting plane 16 formed as an end face 16 stretched up to the main surface 10a. The metal base 13 exposes in a part of the cutting plane 16, in a width of the exposed region of 1 mm or less. This is successful in providing a metal component for fuel cell which is satisfactory in the corrosion resistance and allows easy fabrication at low costs, a method of manufacturing the same, and also in providing a fuel cell having thus-fabricated metal component for fuel cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2012
    Assignee: Daido Tokushuko Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Shinobu Takagi, Masaki Shinkawa, Mikio Ura, Shinichi Yagi, Yasushi Kaneta, Tatsuo Hisada
  • Publication number: 20100035115
    Abstract: An Au plated film 12 is formed on the surface of a plate-formed metal base 13 composed of a metal less noble than Au, and the product is cut along a planned cutting line 18 reflecting a contour of a desired component, to thereby form a separator 10. Thus-formed separator 10 has the Au plated film 12 formed on the main surface 10a thereof, and has a cutting plane 16 formed as an end face 16 stretched up to the main surface 10a. The metal base 13 exposes in a part of the cutting plane 16, in a width of the exposed region of 1 mm or less. This is successful in providing a metal component for fuel cell which is satisfactory in the corrosion resistance and allows easy fabrication at low costs, a method of manufacturing the same, and also in providing a fuel cell having thus-fabricated metal component for fuel cell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2009
    Publication date: February 11, 2010
    Inventors: Shinobu TAKAGI, Masaki SHINKAWA, Mikio URA, Shinichi YAGI, Yasushi KANETA, Tatsuo HISADA
  • Patent number: 7597987
    Abstract: An Au plated film 12 is formed on the surface of a plate-formed metal base 13 composed of a metal less noble than Au, and the product is cut along a planned cutting line 18 reflecting a contour of a desired component, to thereby form a separator 10. Thus-formed separator 10 has the Au plated film 12 formed on the main surface 10a thereof, and has a cutting plane 16 formed as an end face 16 stretched up to the main surface 10a. The metal base 13 exposes in a part of the cutting plane 16, in a width of the exposed region of 1 mm or less. This is successful in providing a metal component for fuel cell which is satisfactory in the corrosion resistance and allows easy fabrication at low costs, a method of manufacturing the same, and also in providing a fuel cell having thus-fabricated metal component for fuel cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2009
    Assignee: Daido Tokushuko Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Shinobu Takagi, Masaki Shinkawa, Mikio Ura, Shinichi Yagi, Yasushi Kaneta, Tatsuo Hisada
  • Publication number: 20090136824
    Abstract: The present invention provides a metallic bipolar plate for fuel cells, including: a pair of metallic plates for fuel cells each including a substrate which contains a stainless steel, an Fe—Ni based alloy or an Ni-base alloy, has a front surface and a back surface, and has a plurality of channels of a reaction gas formed on the front surface; and a brazed portion joining the back surfaces of the substrates in such a way that the pair of metallic plates are made to face each other, wherein, in the pair of metallic plates, a thin layer of a noble metal is coated on an entirety of the front surface of each of the substrates or on at least a part of a convex portion between the plurality of channels of a reaction gas on the front surface of each of the substrates, and another thin layer of a noble metal having a thickness of from 0.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2008
    Publication date: May 28, 2009
    Applicant: DAIDO TOKUSHUKO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shinobu Takagi, Tatsuo Hisada, Shinichi Yagi
  • Publication number: 20060281087
    Abstract: A titanium dioxide composite having a molecular recognition capacity is obtained by modifying the surface of a fine titanium dioxide particle with a hydrophilic polymer in such a manner that titanium dioxide is bonded via an ester bond to a carboxyl group of the hydrophilic polymer and immobilizing a molecule having an ability to specifically bind to a target molecule to the carboxyl residue of the hydrophilic polymer. Due to the molecule distinguishability, this titanium dioxide complex can bind specifically to an endocrine disrupting chemical, a pathogenic factor, a cancer cell and the like and decompose the same by a photocatalytic function.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2004
    Publication date: December 14, 2006
    Inventors: Shuji Sonezaki, Koki Kanehira, Shinichi Yagi, Yumi Ogami
  • Publication number: 20060264520
    Abstract: Surface-modified titanium dioxide particles which have a surface chemically modified with a hydrophilic polymer, wherein a carboxyl group of the hydrophilic polymer and titanium dioxide are bound through an ester bonding; and a method for producing the surface-modified titanium dioxide fine particles, which comprises mixing a dispersion comprising titanium dioxide fine particles having a particle size of 2 to 200 nm and a solution of a water-soluble polymer, heating the resultant mixture to a temperature of 80 to 220° C., to thereby bind both the components through an ester bonding, and removing an unbound water-soluble polymer, to purify the resuultant particles. The surface-modified titanium dioxide fine particles exhibit excellent dispersibility and stability in an aqueous solvent over a wide pH region including a neutral range.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2004
    Publication date: November 23, 2006
    Inventors: Shuji Sonezaki, Toshiaki Banzai, Koki Kanehira, Shinichi Yagi, Yumi Ogami
  • Publication number: 20060159971
    Abstract: An Au plated film 12 is formed on the surface of a plate-formed metal base 13 composed of a metal less noble than Au, and the product is cut along a planned cutting line 18 reflecting a contour of a desired component, to thereby form a separator 10. Thus-formed separator 10 has the Au plated film 12 formed on the main surface 10a thereof, and has a cutting plane 16 formed as an end face 16 stretched up to the main surface 10a. The metal base 13 exposes in a part of the cutting plane 16, in a width of the exposed region of 1 mm or less. This is successful in providing a metal component for fuel cell which is satisfactory in the corrosion resistance and allows easy fabrication at low costs, a method of manufacturing the same, and also in providing a fuel cell having thus-fabricated metal component for fuel cell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2003
    Publication date: July 20, 2006
    Inventors: Shinobu Takagi, Masaki Shinkawa, Mikio Ura, Shinichi Yagi, Yasushi Kaneta, Tatsuo Hisada