Patents by Inventor Shota KAWAI

Shota KAWAI 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: 20200405546
    Abstract: The present invention provides a circuit including a plurality of component parts formed on a substrate and having common functions, wherein the plurality of component parts each includes a detection part which shows responsiveness to moisture; wherein the responsiveness to moisture varies between the plurality of component parts; and wherein the presence or absence of a response to moisture detected by each detection part corresponds to a binary digital signal, and whereby the circuit outputs a sequence of binary digital signals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2018
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Applicant: TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Kojiro NAITO, Shota KAWAI, Junji WAKITA, Kenta NOGUCHI, Seiichiro MURASE
  • Patent number: 10828850
    Abstract: A method of producing a fiber-reinforced plastic includes disposing a transparent film as an outermost layer on a lower die of a molding die, disposing a base sheet formed of a fiber fabric on the transparent film, closing the molding die with an upper die, and injecting a matrix resin into the molding die closed. The transparent film has grooves on a surface facing the base sheet. In the disposing, the base sheet is disposed such that the grooves are located between adjacent weaving gaps of the base sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: SUBARU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shota Matsumoto, Kosuke Kawai
  • Publication number: 20200321399
    Abstract: A memory array includes: a plurality of first wires; at least one second wire crossing the first wires; and a plurality of memory elements provided in correspondence with respective intersections of the first wires and the at least one second wire and each having a first electrode and a second electrode arranged spaced apart from each other, a third electrode connected to one of the at least one second wire, and an insulating layer that electrically insulates the first electrode and the second electrode and the third electrode from each other, the first wires, the at least one second wire, and the first wires, the at least one second wire, and the memory elements being formed on a substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2017
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Applicant: TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Shota KAWAI, Seiichiro MURASE, Hiroji SHIMIZU
  • Publication number: 20200261278
    Abstract: The present invention provides a wireless communication device including: a circuit unit; and an antenna which is connected to the circuit unit and which transmits and receives signals to and from a transceiver in a non-contact manner. The wireless communication device transmits different signals to the transceiver, depending on the presence or absence of contact between at least a part of the circuit unit and moisture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2018
    Publication date: August 20, 2020
    Applicant: TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Shota KAWAI, Yoshihiro KARIYA, Junji WAKITA, Seiichiro MURASE
  • Publication number: 20200203292
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to provide: a conductive film; a method for producing a conductive film, which enables the achievement of a conductive film or conductive pattern having good electrical conductivity by means of light irradiation of a short period of time without being accompanied by a long-time heat treatment at high temperatures; a method for producing a field effect transistor, which uses this method for producing a conductive film; and a method for producing a wireless communication device. A method for producing a conductive film according to the present invention for the achievement of the above-described purpose comprises: a step for forming a coating film by applying a conductive paste, which contains conductive particles that have surfaces covered by elemental carbon, onto a substrate; and a step for irradiating the coating film with flashing light.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2018
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Applicant: TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Shota KAWAI, Junji WAKITA, Seiichiro MURASE
  • Patent number: 10611868
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a ferroelectric memory element which has a low driving voltage and which can be formed by coating. The present invention provides a ferroelectric memory element including at least: a first conductive film; a second conductive film; and a ferroelectric layer provided between the first conductive film and the second conductive film; wherein the ferroelectric layer contains ferroelectric particles and an organic component, and wherein the ferroelectric particles have an average particle size of from 30 to 500 nm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Junji Wakita, Hiroji Shimizu, Shota Kawai, Seiichiro Murase
  • Publication number: 20200064303
    Abstract: In a gas sensor element, an electrolyte layer has a solid electrolyte body having oxygen ionic conductivity. A first insulation body is stacked at a first surface side of the electrolyte layer. A second insulation body is stacked at a second surface side of the electrolyte layer. A measurement gas chamber is surrounded by the electrolyte layer and the first insulation body, into which a detection target gas is introduced. A reference gas chamber is surrounded by the electrolyte layer and the second insulation body, into which a reference gas is introduced. A heater is embedded in the first insulation body. The second insulation body has a low thermal conductivity part having a thermal conductivity which is lower than a thermal conductivity of a heater embedded part formed in the first insulation body in which the heater is embedded.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2019
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Inventors: Masatoshi IKEDA, Shota HAGINO, Makoto ITO, Daisuke KAWAI
  • Publication number: 20190391109
    Abstract: A gas sensor is equipped with a sensor device made of a stack of a solid electrolyte body, a sensor electrode, a reference electrode, a first insulator, a second insulator, a gas chamber, a reference gas duct, a heater, and a heat transfer member. The heater has a heating element at least partially overlapping the sensor electrode and the reference electrode. The heat transfer member is made of a dense metallic oxide material which blocks passage of measurement gas therethrough. The heat transfer member is held between the sensor electrode and the first insulator in which the heater is embedded within the gas chamber and works to facilitate transfer of thermal energy, as generated by the heater, to the solid electrolyte body, the sensor electrode, and the reference electrode. This results in enhanced thermal conductivity of the sensor device and achieves quick activation of the sensor device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2019
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Inventors: Shota HAGINO, Masatoshi IKEDA, Makoto ITO, Zhenzhou SU, Hao WU, Takashi HIRAYAMA, Daisuke KAWAI, Satoshi NAKAMURA
  • Patent number: 10509361
    Abstract: A cartridge detachably attachable to a main body of an image forming apparatus, the main body including: a fixing portion that includes a heating rotation member; and a mounting portion on which the cartridge is mounted, the fixing portion including a fixing shutter movable between a first position where a part of the heating rotation member is covered and a second position where the part of the heating rotation member is exposed, the fixing shutter including a force receiving portion that receives a force for causing the fixing shutter to move from the first position to the second position, the cartridge including a photosensitive member, a frame that supports the photosensitive member, and a pressing portion that presses the force receiving portion of the fixing shutter while the cartridge is being mounted on the mounting portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Koji Wada, Tachio Kawai, Shota Kase, Terutaka Endo
  • Publication number: 20190198786
    Abstract: Provided is a method for manufacturing a field-effect transistor, the method including the steps of: forming a gate electrode on the surface of a substrate; forming a gate insulating layer on the gate electrode; forming a conductive film containing a conductor and a photosensitive organic component by a coating method on the gate insulating layer; exposing the conductive film from the rear surface side of the substrate with the gate electrode as a mask; developing the exposed conductive film to form a source electrode and a drain electrode; and forming a semiconductor layer by a coating method between the source electrode and the drain electrode. This method makes it possible to provide an FET, a semiconductor device, and an RFID which can be prepared by a simple process, and which have a high mobility, and have a gate electrode and source/drain electrodes aligned with a high degree of accuracy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2017
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Applicant: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Hiroji Shimizu, Seiichiro Murase, Shota Kawai
  • Publication number: 20190168468
    Abstract: A method of producing a fiber-reinforced plastic includes disposing a transparent film as an outermost layer on a lower die of a molding die, disposing a base sheet formed of a fiber fabric on the transparent film, closing the molding die with an upper die, and injecting a matrix resin into the molding die closed. The transparent film has grooves on a surface facing the base sheet. In the disposing, the base sheet is disposed such that the grooves are located between adjacent weaving gaps of the base sheet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2018
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Inventors: Shota MATSUMOTO, Kosuke KAWAI
  • Publication number: 20190163121
    Abstract: A cartridge detachably attachable to a main body of an image forming apparatus, the main body including: a fixing portion that includes a heating rotation member; and a mounting portion on which the cartridge is mounted, the fixing portion including a fixing shutter movable between a first position where a part of the heating rotation member is covered and a second position where the part of the heating rotation member is exposed, the fixing shutter including a force receiving portion that receives a force for causing the fixing shutter to move from the first position to the second position, the cartridge including a photosensitive member, a frame that supports the photosensitive member, and a pressing portion that presses the force receiving portion of the fixing shutter while the cartridge is being mounted on the mounting portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2018
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Inventors: Koji Wada, Tachio Kawai, Shota Kase, Terutaka Endo
  • Publication number: 20180327530
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a ferroelectric memory element which has a low driving voltage and which can be formed by coating. The present invention provides a ferroelectric memory element including at least: a first conductive film; a second conductive film; and a ferroelectric layer provided between the first conductive film and the second conductive film; wherein the ferroelectric layer contains ferroelectric particles and an organic component, and wherein the ferroelectric particles have an average particle size of from 30 to 500 nm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Publication date: November 15, 2018
    Applicant: TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Junji WAKITA, Hiroji SHIMIZU, Shota KAWAI, Seiichiro MURASE