Takashi Enomoto 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).
Abstract: A vehicle thermal management system includes a switching portion that switches between a state in which a heat medium circulates through a heat-medium cooling heat exchanger and a state in which the heat medium circulates through a heat-medium heating heat exchanger with respect to each of an engine heat-transfer portion and a heat-generating device, a flow-rate adjustment portion that adjusts the flow rate of the heat medium for each of a heat-medium outside-air heat exchanger and the engine heat-transfer portion, an air-conditioning requesting portion that makes a cooling request for an air cooling heat exchanger to cool the ventilation air as well as a heating request for an air heating heat exchanger to heat the ventilation air, and a controller that controls an operation of at least one of the switching portion, a compressor, and the flow-rate adjustment portion based on presence/absence of the cooling request and presence/absence of the heating request from the air-conditioning requesting portion.
Abstract: A vehicle air conditioning apparatus includes: at least one processor programmed to control a flow rate of at least one of a heat medium and outside air flowing through a heat medium-to-outside air heat exchanger such that a temperature of blast air cooled in an air-cooling heat exchanger is adjusted toward a first target temperature, and to control a flow rate of a refrigerant discharged from a compressor such that a temperature of blast air, which has been adjusted in at least one of the air-cooling heat exchanger and an air-heating heat exchanger and which is blown out into a vehicle interior, is adjusted toward a second target temperature. Accordingly, a surface temperature of the air-cooling heat exchanger and the temperature of the blast air into the vehicle interior can be properly controlled.
Abstract: Provided is an optical fiber in which a primary coating layer and a secondary coating layer are formed on an outer circumference of a bare optical fiber including a core and a cladding. A Young's modulus of the primary coating layer is 0.1 to 1.0 MPa, a relationship between lateral rigidity D and flexural rigidity H of the optical fiber as expressed by formulas below satisfies D/H2?3×1017 N?1m?6, the primary coating layer contains 0.3 to 2.0 wt % of a photoinitiator including phosphorus, and the primary coating layer contains polypropylene glycol having a weight-average molecular weight of 1000 to 5000. The formulas include H = H g + H s = ? ? ? r g 4 ? E g + ? ? ( r s ? 4 - r p 4 ) ? E s ? ? and D = 0.897 ? E p + 2.873 ? ( E s - E p ) ? ( E p E s ) 0.8311 ? ( 2 ? r s - r p r s - r g ) 1.
Abstract: In an image analysis device, an image analysis method, and a non-transitory computer-readable recording medium, it is determined whether a radiographic image is captured by rocking a rocking imaging grid. The image analysis device includes: a radiographic image acquisition section; a dosage data acquisition section that acquires dosage data indicating, in a time-series manner, a dosage of radiation rays exposed to a specific position in an imaging area in a specific period; and a determining section that determines whether the dosage data has a first feature indicating a dosage variation as a plurality of radiation absorbing bodies and a radiation transmitting body disposed between adjacent radiation absorbing bodies pass through a space between the specific position and a radiation source, and determines that the radiographic image corresponding to the dosage data determined to have the first feature is a rocking grid use image captured by rocking a rocking imaging grid.
Abstract: A battery block includes a plurality of cylindrical batteries, a battery holder having a plurality of accommodating parts into which axial one end portions of the cylindrical batteries are inserted, and a pair of terminal plates that connect the cylindrical batteries in parallel. Each of the accommodating parts includes the partition wall formed along an outer peripheral surface of cylindrical battery, an extending portion that extends on the first end surface so as to surround a part of the first end surface on which the safety valve is disposed and is formed integrally with the partition wall, and an opening that exposes the part of the first end surface on which the safety valve is disposed.
Abstract: A sensor body contains a sensor element in a body recess opened at a body opening. A sensor substrate has a mounting surface on which a circuit element for processing a detection signal is mounted and holds the sensor body on the mounting surface. A sensor cover has a cover window penetrating between an intake passage and the body opening and covers the sensor body. A sensor filter is interposed between the sensor body and the sensor cover. A potting resin body is cured on the mounting surface so as to seal the circuit element. The sensor cover is embedded in the potting resin body on the outer peripheral side of the sensor body.
Abstract: A MEMS device includes a fixed portion fixed to a pedestal, a movable portion arranged inside the fixed portion and configured to be displaceable with respect to the fixed portion, a connecting portion that connects the fixed portion and the movable portion, a piezoelectric element disposed on at least one of the fixed portion or the connecting portion, and a detection portion that output a signal corresponding to a distortion of the movable portion. A voltage is applied to the piezoelectric element on the basis of the output signal of the detection portion thereby reducing the distortion transmitted from the fixed portion to the movable portion.
Abstract: There is provided a process for producing molten glass, which is capable of easily increasing the H2O content in glass melt with excessive generation of convection of the glass melt being reduced.
Abstract: The present invention relates to an alkali-free glass substrate in which when the alkali-free glass substrate is melted, and while holding a temperature at 1400° C., reduced in pressure from an atmospheric pressure to 33.33 kPa at a constant pressure reduction rate for 20 minutes and held at 33.33 kPa for 5 minutes, a diameter of a grown bubble is at least 3 times a diameter of an initial bubble. A bubble having a diameter of 0.1 to 0.3 mm contained in a molten glass at 1400° C. before starting pressure reduction is defined as the initial bubble. A bubble after held at 33.33 kPa for 5 minutes corresponding to the initial bubble is defined as a grown bubble.
Abstract: A water- and oil-repellent agent is an aqueous emulsion containing: (I) a fluorine-containing copolymer, (II) a surfactant, and (III) an aqueous medium. The fluorine-containing copolymer contains repeating units derived from (a) a fluorine-containing monomer containing a fluoroalkyl group having 1 to 6 carbon atoms and (b) a fluorine-free monomer selected from the group consisting of vinyl halide and vinylidene halide, wherein the fluorine-containing copolymer has a melt viscosity of 1,000 to 100,000 cP at a temperature of 100° C. under a load of 25 kgf/cm2.
Abstract: An air flow rate measurement device disposed in an intake passage by passing through an insertion hole of an intake pipe of an engine to communicate inside and outside includes: a case having a bypass channel, a part of air flowing through the intake passage flows into the bypass channel; a flow rate sensor arranged inside of the case, and having a flow rate detector which detects a flow rate of air flowing through the bypass channel; and a humidity sensor arranged outside of the case, and having a humidity detector which detects a humidity of air flowing through the intake passage. A surface of the humidity detector is arranged to oppose a wall of the case through a clearance.
Abstract: A battery cell comprises a chassis having a first end side and a second end side. A first electrode terminal is exposed on the first end side of the chassis. A second electrode terminal is exposed on the second end side of the chassis. And a third electrode terminal is exposed on the first end side. The first electrode terminal and the third electrode terminal have a same polarity. The first electrode terminal and the second electrode terminal have an opposite polarity.
Abstract: A surface treatment agent, which can impart the excellent water- and oil-repellency, soil resistance and feeling to the substrate, is obtained from a fluorine-containing polymer which contains: (A) a monomer which comprises; (A1) a fluorine-containing monomer of the formula: CH2?C(—X)—C(?O)—Y—Z—Rf wherein X is a hydrogen atom, a monovalent organic group, or a halogen atom, Y is —O— or —NH—, Z is a direct bond or a divalent organic group, and Rf is a fluoroalkyl group having 1 to 20 carbon atoms, and (A2) a (meth)acrylate monomer having a cyclic hydrocarbon group, and (B) at least one functional organopolysiloxane selected from the group consisting of a mercapto-functional organopolysiloxane, a vinyl-functional organopolysiloxane, a (meth)acrylamide-functional organopolysiloxane and a (meth)acrylate-functional group.
Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for plasma discharge ignition to reduce surface particles and thereby decrease defects introduced during plasma processing. A microelectronic workpiece is positioned on a holder within a process chamber that includes a first radio frequency (RF) power source configured to couple RF power to a top portion of the process chamber, a second RF power source configured to couple RF power to the holder, and a direct current (DC) power supply. Initially, a process gas for plasma process is flowed into the process chamber. The process gas is ignited to form plasma by activating the second RF power source to apply RF power to the holder. Subsequently, the microelectronic workpiece is clamped to the holder by applying the positive voltage to the holder with the DC power supply, and the first RF power source is activated to maintain the plasma within the process chamber.
Abstract: A flow measuring device includes an output portion that outputs an electric signal having a shape of rectangle wave with an edge rising or falling in a signal value. The electric signal corresponds to a flow rate of intake air drawn into an internal-combustion engine. The output portion applies or stops a control voltage to a switching element disposed in an output wiring through which the electric signal is output so as to form the edge. The output portion has an edge relief part that changes the control voltage with progress of time so as to gradually increase or decrease the signal value at the edge.
Abstract: A sensor body has a body recess portion, in which a sensor element is housed and the body recess portion opens at a body opening portion. A sensor cover has a cover window which communicates between the intake passage and the body opening portion, and the sensor cover covers the sensor body. A sensor filter is provided with a sensor peripheral portion which extends along a virtual surface. In a projection view with respect to the virtual plane the body opening portion and the cover window are positioned within a filtering area which is defined as an inner side of a contour of the filter peripheral portion, such that the filter peripheral portion contacts the sensor body and the sensor cover.
Abstract: Provided is an aqueous emulsion composition which has excellent chemical stability (stability with respect to impurities) and excellent mechanical stability. Disclosed is an aqueous emulsion composition which contains: (A) a polymer that contains a fluoroalkyl group; and (B) a surfactant that contains (B1) an amidoamine surfactant having an amide group and an amino group, and (B2) a nonionic surfactant. It is preferable that the surfactant does not contain a monool having an unsaturated triple bond or an alkylene oxide addition product of a polyol.
Abstract: Disclosed is a nonwoven fabric formed from (i) a nonwoven fabric substrate and (ii) a fluorine-containing polymer adhering to the nonwoven fabric substrate, wherein the fluorine-containing polymer contains: (a) repeating units formed from a fluorine-containing monomer which is alpha-chloro acrylate or alpha-chloro acrylamide containing a fluoroalkyl group, and (b) repeating units formed from a halogenated olefin monomer, and the fluorine-containing polymer is free from repeating units formed from a (meth)acrylate containing a linear or branched hydrocarbon group having at least 18 carbon atoms.
Abstract: A surface treatment agent which is an aqueous emulsion containing: (a) a fluorine-free polymer including: (i) repeating units derived from a long-chain (meth)acrylate ester monomer represented by the formula: CH2?CA11-C(?O)—O-A12, wherein A11 is a hydrogen atom or a methyl group, and A12 is a linear or branched aliphatic hydrocarbon group having 10-30 carbon atoms; (b) a surface active agent including both of a nonionic surface active agent and an anionic surface active agent, wherein the amount of the anionic surface active agent is at least 22% by weight, based on the total of the nonionic surface active agent and the anionic surface active agent; and (c) a liquid medium comprising water.
May 25, 2017
November 30, 2017
DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD., DAIKIN AMERICA INC.
J. Kasey BRIDGES, Ronald O. SKIDDS, Takashi ENOMOTO, Masahiro MIYAHARA