Patents by Inventor Shunji Inoue

Shunji Inoue 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: 20210150507
    Abstract: A serving system may comprise an acquiring unit configured to acquire order information from an external terminal, the order information indicating a content of an order inputted to the external terminal by a user; a presenting unit configured to present the content of the order indicated by the acquired order information to a serving entity that is to serve a serving-target article corresponding to the content; and a delivery vehicle configured to deliver the serving-target article corresponding to the presented content of the order to the user, and including a traction mechanism provided with a power source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2020
    Publication date: May 20, 2021
    Inventors: Makoto Kakuchi, Masashi Takahashi, Shunji Inoue, Takumi Hamajima, Hiroaki Sugiyama, Nobukatsu Fujishita, Katsuhiko Takeuchi, Tomoya Shimizu
  • Publication number: 20210114810
    Abstract: A robot system includes a robot control device to link a plurality of transport robots having a function of traveling with a package being loaded. A task acquisition unit acquires a task to be performed. A notification unit notifies the transport robot of action details which are assigned regarding the task. The transport robot takes an action in link with another transport robot according to the notified action details.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2020
    Publication date: April 22, 2021
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tomohito MATSUOKA, Nobuyuki TOMATSU, Yasutaka ETOU, Masanobu OHMI, Manabu YAMAMOTO, Seiichi TSUNODA, Keima FUKUNAGA, Takuya WATABE, Makoto KAKUCHI, Kunihiro IWAMOTO, Daisuke SATO, Shunji INOUE, Kenta MIYAHARA, Satoshi OKAMOTO, Jiro GOTO, Terumi UKAI, Tetsuya TAIRA, Daisaku HONDA, Masato ENDO, Takashi HAYASHI, Suguru WATANABE, Yohei TANIGAWA
  • Publication number: 20210109530
    Abstract: A vehicle traveling from a first area to a second area includes a traveling mechanism having a plurality of wheels and a traveling function, and a control unit configured to cause the traveling mechanism to perform a wheel cleaning operation and then cause the vehicle to enter the second area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2020
    Publication date: April 15, 2021
    Applicant: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Shunji INOUE, Kunihiro IWAMOTO, Daisuke SATO, Takuya WATABE, Makoto KAKUCHI, Seiichi TSUNODA, Keima FUKUNAGA, Kenta MIYAHARA
  • Patent number: 10822264
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an alkali-free glass substrate, in which when two arbitrary sites in one main surface thereof are selected, an absolute value of a difference between a thermal shrinkage ratio in an arbitrary direction at one site and a thermal shrinkage ratio in a direction orthogonal to the arbitrary direction at another site is 2 ppm or less, provided that the thermal shrinkage ratio is calculated by measuring a deformation amount in a measuring direction of the glass substrate between before and after a heat treatment of raising a temperature from normal temperature to 600° C. at 100° C./hour, holding the glass substrate at 600° C. for 80 minutes, and lowering the temperature from 600° C. to normal temperature at 100° C./hour.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: AGC INC.
    Inventors: Tetsushi Takiguchi, Shunji Inoue, Kazutaka Ono, Hirofumi Tokunaga, Jun Akiyama, Yasumasa Kato, Taketoshi Taniguchi
  • Publication number: 20200180471
    Abstract: Provided is a display device for displaying information, the display device being provided in a movable body including a fuel cell, a storage portion in which fuel gas to be supplied to the fuel cell is stored, and a remaining amount measuring portion configured to measure an amount of the fuel gas in the storage portion. The display device includes a display portion configured to display the information, and a controlling portion configured to control the display portion. The controlling portion displays, on the display portion, the amount of the fuel gas stored in the storage portion based on information provided from the remaining amount measuring portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2019
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Inventors: Kenji TSUBOSAKA, Takahiko HASEGAWA, Kimihiko TESHIMA, Shunji INOUE, Takanori KITO
  • Publication number: 20200164769
    Abstract: There is provided a fuel cell vehicle comprising a motor configured to perform a regenerative operation and to drive the fuel cell vehicle; a fuel cell; a secondary battery; and a control unit. The control unit comprises a weight acquirer configured to obtain a current weight of the fuel cell vehicle; and a charge discharge controller configured to set a higher value to an upper limit value and to set a lower value to a lower limit value when the current weight calculated by the weight acquirer is an increased weight that is larger than a reference value, compared with the upper limit value and the lower limit value set when the current weight is the reference weight.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2019
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Inventors: Takahiko HASEGAWA, Shunji INOUE, Kenji TSUBOSAKA, Kimihiko TESHIMA, Takanori KITO
  • Publication number: 20200156925
    Abstract: A hydrogen gas supply system comprises a storing unit that stores hydrogen, a communication unit that receives at least either of burden information indicative of an environmental burden exerted during manufacturing of hydrogen externally received by the storing unit and quality information indicative of quality with respect to the hydrogen externally received by the storing unit, a user interface unit that provides an output in accordance with the at least either of the burden information and the quality information with respect to the hydrogen supplied from the storing unit to the user, and a controller that controls the user interface unit based on an amount of the hydrogen received by the storing unit and the at least either of the burden information and the quality information, which is received by the communication unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2019
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Inventors: Takahiko HASEGAWA, Shunji INOUE, Kenji TSUBOSAKA, Kimihiko TESHIMA, Takanori KITO
  • Patent number: 10507865
    Abstract: A steering apparatus includes a steering shaft; a steered shaft; a ball screw mechanism; and a motor. A plurality of rolling elements includes large-diameter rolling elements and small-diameter rolling elements. A prescribed diameter difference is set such that when a magnitude of power transmitted between a first screw groove and a second screw groove is a prescribed value or less, only the large-diameter rolling elements transmit the power between the first screw groove and the second screw groove, and when the magnitude of the power transmitted between the first screw groove and the second screw groove exceeds the prescribed value, both the large-diameter rolling elements and the small-diameter rolling elements transmit the power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: JTEKT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masayoshi Asakura, Kiyoshi Uchiyama, Hirotsune Suzuki, Shunji Inoue, Hirokazu Kondo
  • Publication number: 20180149132
    Abstract: The present invention provides a floating offshore wind turbine capable of suppressing yawing of a nacelle caused by a gyro effect which is a cause of adverse influence of power generating efficiency of a wind turbine and endurance of devices thereof. The floating offshore wind turbine 10 includes a rotor 11 which is rotated by wind, a nacelle 13 in which a rotation shaft 12 of the rotor 11 is accommodated, and a tower 15 including a turning seated bearing 14 which supports the nacelle 13 such that the nacelle 13 can turn with respect to a sea surface P to exert a weathercock effect. The tower is provided with yawing suppressing means 16 which suppresses yawing T of the nacelle 13. According to this, it is possible to suppress the yawing T of the nacelle 13 generated by a gyro effect caused by yawing ? generated in the floating body 31 by waves of the sea surface P.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2018
    Publication date: May 31, 2018
    Inventor: Shunji INOUE
  • Patent number: 9879649
    Abstract: The present invention provides a floating offshore wind turbine capable of suppressing yawing of a nacelle caused by a gyro effect which is a cause of adverse influence of power generating efficiency of a wind turbine and endurance of devices thereof. The floating offshore wind turbine includes a rotor which is rotated by wind, a nacelle in which a rotation shaft of the rotor is accommodated, and a tower including a turning seated bearing which supports the nacelle such that the nacelle can turn with respect to a sea surface to exert a weathercock effect. The tower is provided with yawing suppressing means which suppresses yawing of the nacelle. According to this, it is possible to suppress the yawing of the nacelle generated by a gyro effect caused by yawing generated in the floating body by waves of the sea surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF MARITIME, PORT AND AVIATION TECHNOLOGY
    Inventor: Shunji Inoue
  • Publication number: 20170267572
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an alkali-free glass substrate, in which when two arbitrary sites in one main surface thereof are selected, an absolute value of a difference between a thermal shrinkage ratio in an arbitrary direction at one site and a thermal shrinkage ratio in a direction orthogonal to the arbitrary direction at another site is 2 ppm or less, provided that the thermal shrinkage ratio is calculated by measuring a deformation amount in a measuring direction of the glass substrate between before and after a heat treatment of raising a temperature from normal temperature to 600° C. at 100° C./hour, holding the glass substrate at 600° C. for 80 minutes, and lowering the temperature from 600° C. to normal temperature at 100° C./hour.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2017
    Publication date: September 21, 2017
    Applicant: ASAHI GLASS COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Tetsushi TAKIGUCHI, Shunji INOUE, Kazutaka ONO, Hirofumi TOKUNAGA, Jun AKIYAMA, Yasumasa KATO, Taketoshi TANIGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20170259844
    Abstract: A steering apparatus includes a steering shaft; a steered shaft; a ball screw mechanism; and a motor. A plurality of rolling elements includes large-diameter rolling elements and small-diameter rolling elements. A prescribed diameter difference is set such that when a magnitude of power transmitted between a first screw groove and a second screw groove is a prescribed value or less, only the large-diameter rolling elements transmit the power between the first screw groove and the second screw groove, and when the magnitude of the power transmitted between the first screw groove and the second screw groove exceeds the prescribed value, both the large-diameter rolling elements and the small-diameter rolling elements transmit the power.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2017
    Publication date: September 14, 2017
    Applicant: JTEKT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masayoshi ASAKURA, Kiyoshi UCHIYAMA, Hirotsune SUZUKI, Shunji INOUE, Hirokazu KONDO
  • Publication number: 20130272846
    Abstract: The present invention provides a floating offshore wind turbine capable of suppressing yawing of a nacelle caused by a gyro effect which is a cause of adverse influence of power generating efficiency of a wind turbine and endurance of devices thereof. The floating offshore wind turbine includes a rotor which is rotated by wind, a nacelle in which a rotation shaft of the rotor is accommodated, and a tower including a turning seated bearing which supports the nacelle such that the nacelle can turn with respect to a sea surface to exert a weathercock effect. The tower is provided with yawing suppressing means which suppresses yawing of the nacelle. According to this, it is possible to suppress the yawing of the nacelle generated by a gyro effect caused by yawing generated in the floating body by waves of the sea surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2011
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Applicant: NATIONAL MARITIME RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventor: Shunji Inoue
  • Patent number: 7214351
    Abstract: A catalytic combustion reactor system comprises a heat exchange unit that comprises a bundle of open-ended tubes, the bundle having first and second collective ends, the first collective end adjoining a catalytic reactor that comprises a plurality of catalyst containing housings each of which is provided with an opening for the inflow of fluid for combustion and an opening for the outflow of fluid combustion product; an outer shell that envelopes the adjoined heat exchange unit and catalytic reactor and permits the flow of fluid to contact the heat exchange tube surfaces to absorb heat generated by the combustion reaction and to enter the inlet openings of the catalyst containing housings, the shell having a single fluid inlet in the area of the second collective end of the heat exchange unit, thereby allowing contact of the entire length of the tubes of the bundle with the incoming fluid for the exchange of heat; and a single outlet at the second collective end of the heat exchange unit which collects combus
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2007
    Assignee: Tosoh Corporation
    Inventors: Yutaka Teshima, Shunji Inoue, Yasuhiro Kojima
  • Publication number: 20030213236
    Abstract: A catalytic combustion reactor, which comprises a heat exchanger unit and a catalytic structure unit, which are formed so as to have an integral outer shell; the heat exchanger unit housing a tube bundle, which includes a heat exchanger tube and tube plates provided at both ends of the heat exchanger tube; the catalytic structure unit housing a catalytic structure including openings, which, respectively, work as an inflow surface for a fluid to be subjected to combustion reaction and an outflow surface for the fluid after combustion reaction; the tube bundle and the catalytic structure being coupled such that one of the tube plates communicates with one of the openings of the catalytic structure at a connection portion in the reactor; and the outer shell being formed in such a shape to surround the tube bundle and the catalytic structure so as to ensure a communication passage between the heat exchanger unit and the other opening of the catalytic structure, is used to carry out combustion reaction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2003
    Publication date: November 20, 2003
    Applicant: TOSOH CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yutaka Teshima, Shunji Inoue, Yasuhiro Kojima
  • Patent number: 5744020
    Abstract: A process for treating a radioactive waste, includes drying a radioactive waste containing a radioactive substance(s) and a sodium compound(s), to convert it into a dried material, heating the dried material to convert it into a molten salt, and subjecting the molten salt to electrolysis using the salt as an anolyte and .beta.-alumina as a sodium ion-permeable membrane. This process can recover metallic sodium or sodium hydroxide, each of extremely low radioactivity from a radioactive waste containing a radioactive substance(s) and a sodium compound(s), at a high purity at a high current efficiency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 1996
    Date of Patent: April 28, 1998
    Assignees: Douryokuro Kakunenryo Kaihatsu Jigyoudan, NGK Insulators, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takao Akiyama, Yoichi Miyamoto, Shunji Inoue, Yoshihiko Kurashima, Yoichi Karita
  • Patent number: 5449504
    Abstract: A process for removing nitrogen oxides from oxygen rich exhaust gas containing nitrogen oxides and hydrocarbons using a catalyst composed of at least one active metal and zeolite having a molar ratio of SiO.sub.2 /Al.sub.2 O.sub.3 of at least 15, treated with a vapor of at least one silicon compound selected from alkylchlorosilanes, alkoxysilanes, alkoxyalkylsilanes, and silicon tetrachloride or treated with an alkoxysilane or silicon tetrachloride in an organic solvent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 1993
    Date of Patent: September 12, 1995
    Assignee: Tosoh Corporation
    Inventors: Senshi Kasahara, Shunji Inoue, Kazuo Sekitani, Kazuhiko Sekizawa, Hiroshi Miura, Hironobu Hosose, Shirou Nakamura
  • Patent number: 5423631
    Abstract: The invention provides an antifouling structure that excels in antifouling performance and durability, dispenses with maintenance work, poses no toxicity problem, and is easily handled. The antifouling structure is in a flexible thin sheet, and comprises a copper alloy and an insulating material layer. The copper alloy has a Be content of 0.2 to 2.8% by weight. The insulating layer material, for instance, is made of at least one of methyl methacrylate-modified natural rubber, nitrile rubber and chlorinated rubber. This rubber is dissolved in a suitable solvent for primer or other treatment, coated on the required surface area of the copper alloy layer, and dried to obtain an insulating material layer having a given thickness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 1993
    Date of Patent: June 13, 1995
    Assignee: NGK Insulators, Ltd.
    Inventor: Shunji Inoue
  • Patent number: 5388319
    Abstract: The invention provides a method for making an organism deposit-inhibition pipe, which excels in corrosion resistance, dispenses with maintenance work, and offers no toxicity problems. A thin sheet comprising a copper alloy is wound spirally around a round bar and inserted into a resin pipe made up of an electrical insulating material. And the round bar is taken out. The obtained pipe has an inner wall which is covered with the copper thin sheet. The copper alloy has a Be content of 0.2 to 2.8% by weight, and is selected from, e.g., Be--Cu, Be--Co--Cu, Be--Co--Si--Cu and Be--Ni--Cu alloys. The beryllium-copper alloy has a remarkable antifouling effect and provides a continued liberation of copper ions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 1993
    Date of Patent: February 14, 1995
    Assignee: NGK Insulators, Ltd.
    Inventor: Shunji Inoue
  • Patent number: 5358589
    Abstract: The invention provides a method for the lining of an organism deposit-inhibition structure, which enables that structure to be easily lined to an application surface, has superior characteristics to inhibit deposition of organisms and durability, dispenses with maintenance work, and offers no toxicity problems. A resin layer made up of an electrical insulating material is bonded to the inner wall periphery of a cylindrical pipe member. A metal gauze of a copper alloy is applied onto the surface of the resin layer. The metal gauze is either unfolded and drawn out or rolled over with the inner side turned outwards for its application to the surface of the resin layer. The copper alloy has a Be content of 0.2 to 2.8% by weight, and is selected from, e.g., Be--Cu, Be--Co--Cu, Be--Co--Si--Cu and Be--Ni--Cu alloys.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 1993
    Date of Patent: October 25, 1994
    Assignee: NGK Insulators, Ltd.
    Inventor: Shunji Inoue