Patents by Inventor Shinji Inagaki

Shinji Inagaki 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: 11158493
    Abstract: An organic silica thin film including: organic silica having a light absorbable organic group in a skeleton, wherein the organic group has a local maximum absorption wavelength in a wavelength range of 200 to 1200 nm, a content ratio of silicon and the organic group which constitute the organic silica is in a range of 0.05 to 0.50 based on a ratio of a mass of the silicon to a mass of the organic group ([mass of the silicon]/[mass of the organic group]), the thin film has a textured structure, and an axis direction of the textured structure is a direction substantially perpendicular to a surface opposite to a surface of the organic silica thin film having the textured structure formed therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA CHUO KENKYUSHO
    Inventors: Norihiro Mizoshita, Yuri Sasaki, Yasutomo Goto, Shinji Inagaki
  • Publication number: 20210028000
    Abstract: An organic silica thin film including: organic silica having a light absorbable organic group in a skeleton, wherein the organic group has a local maximum absorption wavelength in a wavelength range of 200 to 1200 nm, a content ratio of silicon and the organic group which constitute the organic silica is in a range of 0.05 to 0.50 based on a ratio of a mass of the silicon to a mass of the organic group ([mass of the silicon]/[mass of the organic group]), the thin film has a textured structure, and an axis direction of the textured structure is a direction substantially perpendicular to a surface opposite to a surface of the organic silica thin film having the textured structure formed therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2019
    Publication date: January 28, 2021
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA CHUO KENKYUSHO
    Inventors: Norihiro MIZOSHITA, Yuri SASAKI, Yasutomo GOTO, Shinji INAGAKI
  • Patent number: 9393736
    Abstract: A film (F) is transported with one end side in a width direction moved relatively in a preceding manner and the other end side moved relatively in a delayed manner and thus the film (F) is stretched in an oblique direction with respect to the width direction. In the individual positions of the film (F) in the width direction, the film (F) is asymmetrically heated in the width direction such that the amount of displacement (?L) of an orientation angle from a desired angle caused by bowing (Bo) asymmetrically produced in the width direction by the stretching of the film (F) in the oblique direction is reduced, and thus a maximum value in the temperature distribution of the film (F) is present between a center portion in the width direction and any one of end portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Shinji Inagaki, Daisuke Hojo, Shimpei Hatakeyama, Daisuke Ueno, Hiroshi Nanbu
  • Patent number: 9314960
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for producing a long stretched film, including at least the steps of: forming a long film containing a thermoplastic resin; stretching the long film in an oblique direction; and winding the long film having been subjected to the oblique stretching. The oblique stretching is performed in a heating section including a preheating section, a stretching section, and a thermosetting section, the preheating section and the stretching section are separated from each other by a partition wall. The stretching section and the thermosetting section are separated from each other by a partition wall, each of the partition walls has an opening for permitting the long film to pass, and slide members independently movable on the opposite sides of the opening and in widthwise directions of the long film, the slide members can adjust the width of the opening and the widthwise position of the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Shimpei Hatakeyama, Daisuke Hojo, Shinji Inagaki, Hiroshi Nanbu, Daisuke Ueno
  • Patent number: 9316773
    Abstract: In a stretching zone (Z2) included in a plurality of zones for performing temperature control for heating or cooling of a film, the plurality of zones being arranged in the conveyance direction of the film, the film is stretched in a direction tilted in relation to the width direction of the film. The film is heated by a heating unit (11) having a heating region (H) positioned facing the conveyed film and positioned along a direction intersecting at an intersection angle ? with the conveyance direction in the plane of the film, in at least one zone including the stretching zone (Z2) and positioned further downstream in the conveyance direction from the stretching zone (Z2). At this time the intersection angle ? of the heating region (H) is adjusted in accordance with the orientation direction of the film stretched in the stretching zone (Z2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Shinji Inagaki, Daisuke Hojo, Shimpei Hatakeyama, Daisuke Ueno, Hiroshi Nanbu
  • Publication number: 20160077267
    Abstract: A polarizing plate, wherein a ?/4 film and a cured layer which includes a UV-curable resin are layered in this order on one side of a polarizer via an adhesive layer. The thickness of the ?/4 film is 10 ?m to 70 ?m. The adhesive layer bonds the polarizer and the ?/4 film by a state change from a liquid state. The cured layer includes an organic compound having a UV-absorbing function.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2014
    Publication date: March 17, 2016
    Applicant: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventor: Shinji INAGAKI
  • Patent number: 9266278
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing an obliquely stretched long film includes an oblique stretching step and a tension application step. In the oblique stretching step, a long film is stretched in an oblique direction with respect to a width direction into a stretched film (F). In the tension application step, while the stretched film (F) is being drawn along a longitudinal direction, a tension in a drawing direction is applied to the stretched film (F). Here, in the tension application step, the tension in the drawing direction of the stretched film (F) is changed in the width direction, and thus the stretched film (F) is drawn.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Shinji Inagaki, Daisuke Hojo, Shimpei Hatakeyama, Daisuke Ueno, Hiroshi Nanbu
  • Patent number: 9221207
    Abstract: A method for producing a long stretched film according to one aspect of the present invention includes at least a film forming step of forming a long film made of thermoplastic resin, an oblique stretching step of obliquely stretching the long film and a winding step of winding the long stretched film after the oblique stretching step. The oblique stretching device includes gripping tool travel support tools at opposite sides of the traveling long film. Each of the gripping tool travel support tools includes a plurality of gripping tools. In the oblique stretching device, the gripping tool travel support tools provided at the opposite sides of the long film include the same number of gripping tools. A combination of the gripping tools forming a gripping tool pair is constantly the same at grip start points where the long film is gripped by the gripping tools.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Daisuke Hojo, Shinji Inagaki, Shimpei Hatakeyama, Daisuke Ueno, Hiroshi Nanbu
  • Patent number: 9186837
    Abstract: A method for producing a long stretched film according to one aspect of the present invention includes at least a step of forming a long film, a step of obliquely stretching the long film and a step of winding the long stretched film. A winding direction of the long stretched film can be arbitrarily changed to a direction oblique to a delivering direction of the long film. In the oblique stretching step, grip release points of gripping tools gripping opposite end parts of the long stretched film are independently movable in the winding direction of the long stretched film and so adjusted that a grip release line connecting the grip release points on respective opposite sides becomes parallel to the width direction of the long stretched film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Daisuke Hojo, Shinji Inagaki, Shimpei Hatakeyama, Daisuke Ueno, Hiroshi Nanbu
  • Publication number: 20150048549
    Abstract: A film (F) is transported with one end side in a width direction moved relatively in a preceding manner and the other end side moved relatively in a delayed manner and thus the film (F) is stretched in an oblique direction with respect to the width direction. In the individual positions of the film (F) in the width direction, the film (F) is asymmetrically heated in the width direction such that the amount of displacement (?L) of an orientation angle from a desired angle caused by bowing (Bo) asymmetrically produced in the width direction by the stretching of the film (F) in the oblique direction is reduced, and thus a maximum value in the temperature distribution of the film (F) is present between a center portion in the width direction and any one of end portions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2012
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Applicant: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Shinji Inagaki, Daisuke Hojo, Shimpei Hatakeyama, Daisuke Ueno, Hiroshi Nanbu
  • Publication number: 20150048540
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for producing a long stretched film, including at least the steps of: forming a long film containing a thermoplastic resin; stretching the long film in an oblique direction; and winding the long film having been subjected to the oblique stretching. The oblique stretching is performed in a heating section including a preheating section, a stretching section, and a thermosetting section, the preheating section and the stretching section are separated from each other by a partition wall. The stretching section and the thermosetting section are separated from each other by a partition wall, each of the partition walls has an opening for permitting the long film to pass, and slide members independently movable on the opposite sides of the opening and in widthwise directions of the long film, the slide members can adjust the width of the opening and the widthwise position of the opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2012
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Applicant: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Shimpei Hatakeyama, Daisuke Hojo, Shinji Inagaki, Hiroshi Nanbu, Daisuke Ueno
  • Publication number: 20150048548
    Abstract: In a stretching zone (Z2) included in a plurality of zones for performing temperature control for heating or cooling of a film, the plurality of zones being arranged in the conveyance direction of the film, the film is stretched in a direction tilted in relation to the width direction of the film. The film is heated by a heating unit (11) having a heating region (H) positioned facing the conveyed film and positioned along a direction intersecting at an intersection angle ? with the conveyance direction in the plane of the film, in at least one zone including the stretching zone (Z2) and positioned further downstream in the conveyance direction form the stretching zone (Z2). At this time the intersection angle ? of the heating region (H) is adjusted in accordance with the orientation direction of the film stretched in the stretching zone (Z2).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2012
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Applicant: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Shinji Inagaki, Daisuke Hojo, Shimpei Hatakeyama, Daisuke Ueno, Hiroshi Nanbu
  • Publication number: 20150028508
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing an obliquely stretched long film includes an oblique stretching step and a tension application step. In the oblique stretching step, a long film is stretched in an oblique direction with respect to a width direction into a stretched film (F). In the tension application step, while the stretched film (F) is being drawn along a longitudinal direction, a tension in a drawing direction is applied to the stretched film (F). Here, in the tension application step, the tension in the drawing direction of the stretched film (F) is changed in the width direction, and thus the stretched film (F) is drawn.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 29, 2012
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Applicant: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Shinji Inagaki, Daisuke Hojo, Shimpei Hatakeyama, Daisuke Ueno, Hiroshi Nanbu
  • Publication number: 20150008611
    Abstract: A method for producing obliquely stretched long film comprises an oblique stretching step and a folding step. In the oblique stretching step, a long film is stretched in the oblique direction with respect to the widthwise direction to create a stretched film (F). In the folding step, while conveying the stretched film (F) after stretching, the stretched film (F) is folded back at least once on the inner face thereof in a direction parallel or perpendicular to the stretching direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2012
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Applicant: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Shinji Inagaki, Daisuke Hojo, Shimpei Hatakeyama, Daisuke Ueno, Hiroshi Nanbu
  • Publication number: 20140361456
    Abstract: A method for producing a long stretched film according to one aspect of the present invention includes at least a step of forming a long film, a step of obliquely stretching the long film and a step of winding the long stretched film. A winding direction of the long stretched film can be arbitrarily changed to a direction oblique to a delivering direction of the long film. In the oblique stretching step, grip release points of gripping tools gripping opposite end parts of the long stretched film are independently movable in the winding direction of the long stretched film and so adjusted that a grip release line connecting the grip release points on respective opposite sides becomes parallel to the width direction of the long stretched film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2012
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventors: Daisuke Hojo, Shinji Inagaki, Shimpei Hatakeyama, Daisuke Ueno, Hiroshi Nanbu
  • Publication number: 20140353872
    Abstract: A method for producing a long stretched film according to one aspect of the present invention includes at least a film forming step of forming a long film made of thermoplastic resin, an oblique stretching step of obliquely stretching the long film and a winding step of winding the long stretched film after the oblique stretching step. The oblique stretching device includes gripping tool travel support tools at opposite sides of the traveling long film. Each of the gripping tool travel support tools includes a plurality of gripping tools. In the oblique stretching device, the gripping tool travel support tools provided at the opposite sides of the long film include the same number of gripping tools. A combination of the gripping tools forming a gripping tool pair is constantly the same at grip start points where the long film is gripped by the gripping tools.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2012
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Applicant: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Daisuke Hojo, Shinji Inagaki, Shimpei Hatakeyama, Daisuke Ueno, Hiroshi Nanbu
  • Patent number: 8779277
    Abstract: A method of transferring electrons with a light energy conversion material is described. The material includes a silica porous material having silicon atoms chemically bonded with an organic group that is an electron donor in a skeleton thereof, and an electron acceptor disposed in at least one portion among a pore, the skeleton and the outer circumference of the porous material. The method includes absorbing light energy by the organic group and transferring electrons excited by the light energy to the electron acceptor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toyota Chuo Kenkyusho
    Inventors: Shinji Inagaki, Masao Aoki, Ken-ichi Yamanaka, Kiyotaka Nakajima, Masataka Ohashi
  • Patent number: 8247680
    Abstract: A light energy conversion material that includes a porous material including an electron donor in a skeleton thereof; and an electron acceptor disposed in at least one portion among a pore, the skeleton and the outer circumference of the porous material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toyota Chuo Kenkyusho
    Inventors: Shinji Inagaki, Masao Aoki, Ken-ichi Yamanaka, Kiyotaka Nakajima, Masataka Ohashi
  • Publication number: 20120181163
    Abstract: A method of transferring electrons with a light energy conversion material is described. The material includes a silica porous material having silicon atoms chemically bonded with an organic group that is an electron donor in a skeleton thereof, and an electron acceptor disposed in at least one portion among a pore, the skeleton and the outer circumference of the porous material. The method includes absorbing light energy by the organic group and transferring electrons excited by the light energy to the electron acceptor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2012
    Publication date: July 19, 2012
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA CHUO KENKYUSHO
    Inventors: Shinji INAGAKI, Masao AOKI, Ken-ichi YAMANAKA, Kiyotaka NAKAJIMA, Masataka OHASHI
  • Patent number: 8053588
    Abstract: Provided is an organosilane compound expressed by any one of the following general formulae (1) to (7): (wherein: Ar represents a phenylene group or the like; R1 represents a hydrogen atom or the like; R2 to R8 each represent a methyl group or the like; n represents an integer in a range from 0 to 2; m represents an integer of 1 or 2; L represents a single bond or the like; X represents a hydrogen atom or the like; and Y represents a hydrogen atom or the like).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2011
    Assignees: Kabushiki Kaisha Toyota Chuo Kenkyusho, Toyoshi Shimada
    Inventors: Norihiro Mizoshita, Yasutomo Goto, Shinji Inagaki, Toyoshi Shimada