Patents by Inventor Taku Kato

Taku Kato 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: 10676643
    Abstract: A coating film-forming composition includes a hydrolysis-condensation product of a hydrolyzable silane and fine inorganic particles subjected to a special dispersion treatment, that can be formed into a highly heat-resistant, highly transparent coating film capable of exhibiting a high refractive index and having a large thickness and excellent storage stability as a coating composition; and a process for producing the coating film-forming composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: NISSAN CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Taku Kato, Masayoshi Suzuki, Natsumi Murakami, Daiki Iijima, Tomoki Furukawa, Yoshinari Koyama
  • Publication number: 20200123283
    Abstract: Low molecular weight polytetrafluoroethylene powder having a complex viscosity of 1×102 to 7×103 Pa·s at 380° C., containing 5 or less carboxyl groups at ends of the molecule chain per 106 carbon atoms in the main chain, and being substantially free from C8-C14 perfluorocarboxylic acids and salts thereof. Also disclosed is a method for producing low molecular weight polytetrafluoroethylene.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2019
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Applicant: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Ken YOSHIDA, Hirotoshi Yoshida, Keisuke Hagi, Masayuki Tsuji, Taketo Kato, Yuuji Tanaka, Taku Yamanaka, Kazuya Kawahara, Masamichi Sukegawa, Kazutaka Hosokawa
  • Publication number: 20200083578
    Abstract: The invention provides a connector-attached dielectric waveguide that allows the dielectric waveguide to be easily connectable with an opposite component and is capable of forming a connection structure exhibiting low transmission and return losses of a high frequency signal. The connector-attached dielectric waveguide includes a dielectric waveguide and a connector. The dielectric waveguide includes a dielectric waveguide body and a dielectric waveguide end. The dielectric waveguide end has a smaller cross-sectional area than the dielectric waveguide body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2018
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Applicants: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD., NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ADVANCED INDUSTRIAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Hiroyuki YOSHIMOTO, Dai FUKAMI, Taku YAMANAKA, Tomohiro IKEDA, Masahiro HORIBE, Yuto KATO
  • Publication number: 20200036074
    Abstract: The invention provides a dielectric waveguide for transmitting millimeter waves or sub-millimeter waves. The dielectric waveguide is easily processed and connected even when having a small diameter, and can provide a connection structure exhibiting low transmission and return losses of high frequency signals. The dielectric waveguide includes a dielectric waveguide body and a dielectric waveguide end having a lower permittivity than the dielectric waveguide body. The dielectric waveguide body and the dielectric waveguide end are seamlessly and monolithically formed from the same material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Applicants: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD., NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ADVANCED INDUSTRIAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Hiroyuki YOSHIMOTO, Dai FUKAMI, Taku YAMANAKA, Masahiro HORIBE, Yuto KATO, Ryo SAKAMAKI
  • Publication number: 20200032712
    Abstract: The combustion device includes: a compressor that compresses combustion air; a combustor that combusts the compressed combustion air and fuel ammonia; and an ammonia injector that injects the fuel ammonia into the combustion air during or before compression of the combustion air by the compressor and cools the combustion air.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2019
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Applicant: IHI Corporation
    Inventors: Shintaro ITO, Soichiro KATO, Masahiro UCHIDA, Shogo ONISHI, Taku MIZUTANI, Tsukasa SAITOU, Toshiro FUJIMORI
  • Publication number: 20200023315
    Abstract: A gas turbine denitrifies combustion gas by using a denitrification catalyst and ammonia as a reducing agent, the gas turbine includes: a turbine provided with turbine blades, the turbine blades being exposed to the combustion gas reaching a temperature higher than an average value in a temperature distribution of the combustion gas, and a compressor configured to supply the turbine blades with a cooling air and the ammonia, wherein the gas turbine is configured to lower the temperature of the turbine blades by supplying the turbine blades with the ammonia and the cooling air.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2019
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Applicant: IHI Corporation
    Inventors: Shintaro ITO, Soichiro KATO, Masahiro UCHIDA, Shogo ONISHI, Taku MIZUTANI, Tsukasa SAITOU, Toshiro FUJIMORI
  • Patent number: 10538605
    Abstract: A method for producing low molecular weight polytetrafluoroethylene less likely to generate C8-C14 perfluorocarboxylic acids and salts thereof. The method includes: (1) feeding into an airtight container: polytetrafluoroethylene; at least one additive selected from the group consisting of hydrocarbons, chlorinated hydrocarbons, alcohols, and carboxylic acids other than C8-C14 perfluorocarboxylic acids; and at least one selected from the group consisting of inert gases other than the above additive and oxygen adsorbents; and (2) irradiating the polytetrafluoroethylene to provide low molecular weight polytetrafluoroethylene having a complex viscosity of 1×102 to 7×105 Pa·s at 380° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Ken Yoshida, Hirotoshi Yoshida, Keisuke Hagi, Masayuki Tsuji, Taketo Kato, Yuuji Tanaka, Taku Yamanaka, Kazuya Kawahara, Masamichi Sukegawa, Kazutaka Hosokawa
  • Publication number: 20200018231
    Abstract: A combustion device includes an ammonia supply unit supplying primary reduction ammonia as a nitrogen oxide reducing agent into a combustor and mixing secondary reduction ammonia with combustion exhaust gas discharged from the combustor to reduce nitrogen oxide contained in the combustion exhaust gas and a controller configured to control at least one of the amount of supply of the primary reduction ammonia and the amount of mixing of the secondary reduction ammonia with the combustion exhaust gas in accordance with concentrations of residual nitrogen oxide and residual ammonia contained in the combustion exhaust gas after being discharged from the combustor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2019
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Applicant: IHI Corporation
    Inventors: Shintaro ITO, Soichiro KATO, Masahiro UCHIDA, Shogo ONISHI, Taku MIZUTANI, Tsukasa SAITOU, Toshiro FUJIMORI
  • Publication number: 20200018482
    Abstract: The combustion device includes a combustor that combusts fuel ammonia and combustion air in a combustion chamber, wherein the combustor includes a cooling ammonia supplier that mixes the fuel ammonia into the combustion air and that supplies the fuel ammonia into the combustor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2019
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Applicant: IHI Corporation
    Inventors: Shintaro ITO, Soichiro KATO, Masahiro UCHIDA, Shogo ONISHI, Taku MIZUTANI, Tsukasa SAITOU, Toshiro FUJIMORI
  • Publication number: 20200003420
    Abstract: A combustion device burns fuel ammonia with combustion air in a combustion chamber, and includes: a combustor liner which forms the combustion chamber; a burner which is installed at one end of the combustor liner; a deflection member which is provided on a downstream side of the combustor liner in a flow direction of a combustion gas, and is configured to deflect the flow direction of the combustion gas; and at least one ammonia injection hole which is provided between the burner and an outlet of the deflection member and is configured to supply the fuel ammonia into the combustion chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2019
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Applicant: IHI Corporation
    Inventors: Shintaro ITO, Soichiro KATO, Masahiro UCHIDA, Shogo ONISHI, Taku MIZUTANI, Tsukasa SAITOU, Toshiro FUJIMORI
  • Publication number: 20190360397
    Abstract: A combustion device burns fuel ammonia in a combustion chamber using compressed combustion air, and includes a combustion air cooling unit which is configured to cool the combustion air by heat exchange with the fuel ammonia during or before a compression process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2019
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Applicant: IHI Corporation
    Inventors: Shintaro ITO, Soichiro KATO, Masahiro UCHIDA, Shogo ONISHI, Taku MIZUTANI, Tsukasa SAITOU, Toshiro FUJIMORI
  • Publication number: 20190360396
    Abstract: A combustion device burns fuel ammonia in a combustor using combustion air, and includes a catalyst reduction unit which is configured to reduce nitrogen oxides in a combustion exhaust gas supplied from the combustor, in which at least a part of the fuel ammonia is supplied to the catalyst reduction unit as a reducing agent for the nitrogen oxides in the combustion exhaust gas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2019
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Applicant: IHI Corporation
    Inventors: Shintaro ITO, Soichiro KATO, Masahiro UCHIDA, Shogo ONISHI, Taku MIZUTANI, Tsukasa SAITOU, Toshiro FUJIMORI
  • Patent number: 10479090
    Abstract: An inkjet recording apparatus includes a recording unit, a first ink storage unit, a second ink storage unit, a discharge unit, a first detection unit configured to detect that an amount of the ink stored in the first ink storage unit is below a first predetermined amount, and a second detection unit configured to detect that an amount of the ink stored in the second ink storage unit is below a second predetermined amount. The inkjet recording apparatus further includes a control unit configured to control the discharge operation after the detection by the first detection unit and the detection by the second detection unit based on a detection timing of the first detection unit and a detection timing of the second detection unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Toshimitsu Danzuka, Taku Yokozawa, Masataka Kato, Akiko Aichi, Shin Genta, Kazuki Narumi
  • Publication number: 20190345847
    Abstract: The heat cycle facility includes: a first vaporizer that vaporizes a first liquid heating medium by combusting fuel; a first motive power generator that generates motive power by using as a drive fluid a first gas heating medium obtained at the first vaporizer; a condenser that condenses the first gas heating medium discharged from the first motive power generator by heat-exchanging the first gas heating medium for a second liquid heating medium; a circulator that pressurizes the first liquid heating medium obtained at the condenser and supplies the pressurized first liquid heating medium to the first vaporizer; a second vaporizer that produces gaseous ammonia by heat-exchanging the second liquid heating medium for liquid ammonia; and a supplier that supplies the liquid ammonia to the second vaporizer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2019
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Applicant: IHI Corporation
    Inventors: Shogo ONISHI, Shintaro ITO, Soichiro KATO, Taku MIZUTANI, Masahiro UCHIDA, Tsukasa SAITOU, Toshiro FUJIMORI, Kazuo MIYOSHI
  • Publication number: 20190345873
    Abstract: The combustion device includes: a combustion chamber in which fuel is combusted using combustion air; and a reducing agent injector that injects a reducing agent toward flames in the combustion chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2019
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Applicant: IHI Corporation
    Inventors: Shintaro ITO, Soichiro KATO, Masahiro UCHIDA, Shogo ONISHI, Taku MIZUTANI, Tsukasa SAITOU, Toshiro FUJIMORI
  • Patent number: 10450418
    Abstract: A polymerizable composition suitable for producing a molded article that can maintain a high refractive index and a low Abbe's number and can be restrained from dimensional changes due to a high-temperature thermal history has (a) 100 parts by mass of a specific reactive silsesquioxane compound, (b) 10 to 500 parts by mass of a specific fluorene compound and (c) 1 to 100 parts by mass of a specific aromatic vinyl compound. A cured product can be obtained by curing the polymerizable composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: NISSAN CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Takehiro Nagasawa, Taku Kato, Kentaro Ohmori, Keisuke Shuto, Kenji Takase
  • Patent number: 10444671
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an agitating member, a first electrode, a second electrode disposed with a gap from the first electrode such that the gap has a smallest portion located below a rotation center of the agitating member and a remote portion wider than the smallest portion and located above the smallest portion, and a frame body having a first wall surface having the first electrode disposed thereon and a second wall surface having the second electrode disposed thereon, and a developer detecting unit configured to detect an amount of developer from an output value output in accordance with a capacitance formed between the first electrode and the second electrode. The image forming apparatus performs correction and detects the amount of developer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kenta Shibukawa, Masahito Kato, Atsushi Toda, Taku Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20190308420
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus including a polygon mirror that deflects a light beam, the image forming apparatus includes: an optical sensor arranged such that the light beam deflected by the polygon mirror enters the optical sensor; and a hardware processor that measures an output level of the optical sensor and calculates, as a remaining life of the polygon mirror, an operation time of the polygon mirror to when the output level becomes a threshold value in a case of assuming that the output level ongoingly changes at a rate of change over time that is a change amount of the output level per unit operation time of the polygon mirror, using the measured output level.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2019
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Applicant: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Yutaka YAMAMOTO, Tatsuya EGUCHI, Shigetaka KATO, Taku KIMURA
  • Patent number: 10431962
    Abstract: An ignition plug includes a metallic shell containing iron as a main component, carbon in an amount of 0.20 wt. % to 0.30 wt. %, manganese in an amount of 0.30 wt. % to 0.45 wt. %, and sulfur in an amount of 0.005 wt. % to 0.009 wt. %. The ratio of the manganese content (wt. %) to the sulfur content (wt. %); i.e., Mn/S is 40 to 65.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: NGK SPARK PLUG CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Taku Kato, Yohei Kozakai
  • Publication number: 20190292324
    Abstract: A polymerizable composition suitable for producing a molded article that can maintain a high refractive index and a low Abbe's number and can be restrained from dimensional changes due to a high-temperature thermal history has (a) 100 parts by mass of a specific reactive silsesquioxane compound, (b) 10 to 500 parts by mass of a specific fluorene compound and (c) 1 to 100 parts by mass of a specific aromatic vinyl compound. A cured product can be obtained by curing the polymerizable composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2016
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Applicant: NISSAN CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Takehiro NAGASAWA, Taku KATO, Kentaro OHMORI, Keisuke SHUTO, Kenji TAKASE