Patents by Inventor Shiro Nagata

Shiro Nagata 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: 10629923
    Abstract: A method for cleaning a radiator of a vehicle, includes stopping the vehicle that includes a fuel cell through which a coolant is to pass. Electric power in the fuel cell is generated to raise a temperature of the coolant while stopping the vehicle. The coolant is circulated from the fuel cell to a radiator while stopping the vehicle. The coolant flowing from the radiator is supplied to an ion exchanger to remove ions from the coolant while stopping the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masahiro Mohri, Masahiko Natsume, Manabu Tanaka, Shiro Yagawa, Daiki Nagata
  • Patent number: 8044783
    Abstract: An external solenoid positioned external to a tire, and an internal solenoid provided inside a valve of the tire, which transmits and receives power by an alternating magnetic field in a predetermined high frequency band that generates an induced alternating current in the internal solenoid, is used as a new source of power for a tire pressure/temperature detection device instead of a battery. If the alternating magnetic field in a predetermined high frequency band is well matched to the physical structure and electrical structure of the tire, then, in the space between the tire and a wheel, an induced alternating magnetic field component is distributed that is substantially parallel to the axis of rotation of the tire. If the internal solenoid is matched to the direction of maximum magnetic field reception, when the tire rotates, and when the position of the wheel is stopped, substantially stable power may be received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2011
    Assignee: Oki Electric Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hok Huor Ou, Shiro Nagata, Eiichi Ishii
  • Publication number: 20070222570
    Abstract: An external antenna positioned external to a tire, and an internal antenna provided inside a valve of the tire, which transmits and receives power by electromagnetic waves in a predetermined high frequency band is substituted as a new source of power, for a tire pressure/temperature detection device that conventionally uses a battery power source. If the electromagnetic waves in a predetermined high frequency band are well matched to the physical structure and electrical structure of the tire, then, in the space between the tire and a wheel, a magnetic field component is distributed that is substantially perpendicular to the plane that includes the maximum diameter of tire. If the internal antenna is matched to the direction of maximum magnetic field reception, when the tire rotates, and when the position of the wheel is stopped, substantially stable power may be received.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2007
    Publication date: September 27, 2007
    Applicant: OKI ELECTRIC INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hok Ou, Shiro Nagata, Eiichi Ishii
  • Patent number: 5346950
    Abstract: A resin composition comprising 5 to 95 parts by weight of a saponified product of an ethylene-vinyl acetate copolymer (A) having an ethylene content of 20 to 60 mol % and a degree of saponification of at least 90% and 95 to 5 parts by weight of a styrene-based polymer (B) having mainly syndiotactic configuration. The resin composition has gas barrier properties and a markedly improved heat resistance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 1993
    Date of Patent: September 13, 1994
    Assignees: Kuraray Co., Ltd., Idemitsu Petrochemical Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Taichi Negi, Akira Mochizuki, Shiro Nagata, Komei Yamasaki, Keisuke Funaki, Takashi Sumitomo
  • Patent number: 5200492
    Abstract: Polymer blends comprising a copolymer (A) which comprises 50 to 98% by weight of units from methyl methacrylate, 2 to 50% by weight of units from an acrylate and/or methacrylate having a halogen-substituted aromatic ring, and 0 to 25% by weight of units from other copolymerizable .alpha.,.beta.-substituted monomer, and an aromatic polycarbonate (B).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 1991
    Date of Patent: April 6, 1993
    Assignee: Kuraray Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takashi Ohnaga, Toshiaki Sato, Shiro Nagata, Mitsuo Ohtani, Koji Arakawa, Teruo Hasegawa
  • Patent number: 5089353
    Abstract: A multi-layer material with a layer (A) of a saponified product of an ethylene-vinyl acetate copolymer having an ethylene content of 20 to 60 mol % and a degree of saponification of at least 90% and a layer (B) of a styrene-based polymer having mainly syndiotactic configuration, or a resin composition comprising 5 to 95 parts by weight of a saponified product of an ethylene-vinyl acetate copolymer (A) having an ethylene content of 20 to 60 mol % and a degreee of saponification of at least 90% and 95 to 5 parts by weight of a styrene-based polymer (B) having mainly syndiotactic configuration has gas barrier properties and markedly improved heat resistance.In a molding comprising the resin composition or the multi-layer material, contents (food) can be stored for a long period of time at ambient temperature. Moreover, after retort sterilization, the container can be heated by boiling, or in a microwave oven or a grill oven (at 220 to 240.degree. C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 1989
    Date of Patent: February 18, 1992
    Assignees: Kuraray Co., Ltd., Idemitsu Petrochemical Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Taichi Negi, Akira Mochizuki, Shiro Nagata, Komei Yamasaki, Keisuke Funaki, Takashi Sumitomo
  • Patent number: 4840873
    Abstract: A process for producing an optical recording medium, comprising heat-treating an optical recording medium formed of a thin metal film on the minutely roughened surface of a plastic substrate, the medium being capable of strongly absorbing laser light of a specific wavelength region thereby being able to be written upon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 1987
    Date of Patent: June 20, 1989
    Assignees: Kuraray Co., Ltd., Kuraray Plasmon Data Systems Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hideki Kobayashi, Minoru Ikeda, Koichi Saito, Shiro Nagata, Koichi Horino
  • Patent number: 4816841
    Abstract: An optical recording medium which is made up of a plastic substrate having a surface of minute roughened structure and a metal thin film formed on the substrate and is capable of strongly absorbing laser light of a specific wavelength region, thereby writing data on the medium. The optical recording medium is characterized by an intermediate layer interposed between the plastic substrate and the metal thin film, the intermediate layer having a higher melting point or lower thermal conductivity than the metal thin film and having a thinner average thickness than the metal thin film. The optical recording medium has a definite recording threshold value and permits stable recording with a high CNR by using a broadly ranged recording power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 1987
    Date of Patent: March 28, 1989
    Assignees: Kuraray Co., Ltd., Kuraray Plasmon Data Systems Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hideki Kobayashi, Minoru Ikeda, Koichi Saito, Shiro Nagata, Koichi Horino
  • Patent number: 4686143
    Abstract: An optical information recording medium, comprising a substrate and a recording layer, the recording layer containing a metal complex of a monoazo compound of the formula: ##STR1## wherein X is a residue which, taken together with the adjacent nitrogen atom and carbon atom, forms a heterocyclic ring; Y is a residue which, taken together with the two adjacent carbon atoms, forms an aromatic ring; and Z is hydroxy or carboxy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 1985
    Date of Patent: August 11, 1987
    Assignee: Kuraray Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tadao Yoshikawa, Shiro Nagata
  • Patent number: 4678841
    Abstract: A method of producing a cyclized polydiene comprising cyclizing a polydiene in an organic solvent with the aid of a binary catalyst comprising tin halide or titanium halide and an organosulfonic acid or a haloacetic acid. The method provides a cyclized polydiene having a narrow molecular weight distribution in a short reaction time and with high reproducibility. The method does not entail side reactions causing gelation or discoloration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 1985
    Date of Patent: July 7, 1987
    Assignee: Kuraray Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tamae Yoshizawa, Kiyoto Otsuka, Shiro Nagata, Hideo Takamatsu
  • Patent number: 4416772
    Abstract: Body cavity fluids, such as ascitic fluid and pleural fluid, are concentrated and filtered to remove bacteria and cancer cells, and the filtered concentrate is returned to the patient intravenously. The concentration and filtration are performed batch-wise, with the concentration being done before the filtration. The apparatus for concentrating and filtering includes a first container for holding the body fluid, a second container for holding the final filtered concentrate, a filter, a concentrator, a pump and two branched tubes connected to the filter and the concentrator which tubes can be selectively closed for concentrating and filtering the body fluid. The fluid outlet of the first container is designed to help prevent precipitated fibrin from passing out of the container and blocking the concentrator or filter membranes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 1981
    Date of Patent: November 22, 1983
    Assignee: Kuraray Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takashi Sato, Makoto Mukai, Shiro Nagata, Yoshimichi Harada, Yasuzo Kirita
  • Patent number: 4134837
    Abstract: Ethylene-vinyl alcohol copolymer membranes characterized by constituent particles having an average diameter within the range of from 100 to 10,000 Angstrom units, determined under an electron microscope for the dry membrane, bonded to each other, wherein the membrane is substantially free from pores in excess of from 2 microns in diameter.Such a membrane has a permeability to water of 10 to 200 .times. 10.sup.-16 cm.sup.2 and to vitamin B.sub.12 of not less than 0.8 .times. 10.sup.-7 cm.sup.2 per second, and being of particular value as a membrane for the dialysis of blood.The membrane is obtained by dissolving an ethylenevinyl alcohol copolymer in a solvent consisting essentially of dimethylsulfoxide or dimethylacetamide and causing the resulting solution to coagulate from an aqueous coagulation bath under mild conditions such that the coagulation time as defined in the specification is not less than 3 seconds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 1976
    Date of Patent: January 16, 1979
    Assignee: Kuraray Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shuzo Yamashita, Shiro Nagata, Koichi Takakura