Patents by Inventor Tomoyuki Inoue

Tomoyuki 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).

  • Patent number: 11545689
    Abstract: An electrolyte membrane is described that has improved bondability with a catalyst layer and that achieves good power generation performance, without the electrolyte membrane undergoing a physical treatment and without any loss of surface modification effect, where the electrolyte membrane comprises a polymer electrolyte and a nonionic fluorochemical surfactant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignee: TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Tomoyuki Kunita, Hiroaki Umeda, Tatsuhiro Inoue
  • Patent number: 11538425
    Abstract: A display device includes: light-emitting elements in a backlight divided into a plurality of areas, the light-emitting elements being arranged in such a manner as to correspond to the plurality of areas; and a drive unit configured to drive the light-emitting elements in the plurality of areas by time division based on an input image every prescribed period of time, the drive unit turning on all the light-emitting elements in the plurality of areas in a partial period of the prescribed period of time and driving those light-emitting elements in at least one of the plurality of areas based on the input image in a remaining period of the prescribed period of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Naoto Inoue, Naoko Goto, Tomoyuki Nara
  • Patent number: 11529732
    Abstract: A linear-object management structure for a robot, where a post-attached linear object is guided via the same path as a basic cable from inside a base and fixed at the position of a first fixing member, is subsequently extended forward beyond the basic cable, through a path closer to a first axis than the basic cable is, is curved in a direction along a first arm, is fixed to a side surface of the first arm, at the position of a second fixing member, such that a certain length margin required for the operation of the first arm is provided between the position of the first fixing member and the position of the second fixing member, and is guided to an upper-side movable portion along the first arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2022
    Assignee: FANUC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toshihiko Inoue, Tomoyuki Motokado, Wataru Amemiya
  • Patent number: 11485345
    Abstract: A vehicle control apparatus, configured to control a vehicle, includes an engine that is configured to drive wheels via a power transmission device. The vehicle control apparatus includes a towing state detector and an engine controller. The towing state detector is configured to detect whether the vehicle is in a towing state. The engine controller is configured to stop the engine in a case where a predetermined engine stopping condition is satisfied during traveling of the vehicle. The engine controller is configured to vary, in a case where the towing state detector detects that the vehicle is in the towing state, the predetermined engine stopping condition to reduce an operational range in which the engine is to be stopped compared with an operational range in a case where the towing state detector does not detect that the vehicle is in the towing state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: SUBARU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kyousuke Kuroda, Mitsuo Aoki, Yoshitsugu Inoue, Shinya Sagawa, Tomoyuki Yamamuro, Akihito Katsume
  • Patent number: 11465126
    Abstract: The production method includes: a gel-crushing step of grinding a crosslinked hydrogel polymer to obtain a particulate crosslinked hydrogel polymer; a heating drying step of obtaining dried particles from the particulate crosslinked hydrogel polymer by using a continuous stirring drying machine; a post-crosslinking step of post-crosslinking the particulate crosslinked hydrogel polymer or the dried particles; and a sizing step of adjusting a particle size of the dried particles or the post-crosslinked dried particles to obtain water-absorbent resin powder. The particulate crosslinked hydrogel polymer contains a gel fluidizer. A gel temperature of the particulate crosslinked hydrogel polymer containing the gel fluidizer, the gel temperature being measured by a contact thermometer, is not lower than 50° C. In the production method, the dried particles or the post-crosslinked dried particles is forcedly cooled before the sizing step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: NIPPON SHOKUBAI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroyasu Watabe, Mai Sato, Ryota Wakabayashi, Yoshihiro Shobo, Shin-ya Katsube, Motohiro Imura, Koji Honda, Yoshifumi Adachi, Tsuyoshi Yorino, Masafumi Inoue, Tomoyuki Arake, Hiroki Hayashi, Naoki Katakura, Shin-ichi Fujino, Kunihiko Ishizaki, Tokio Shuto
  • Publication number: 20220311026
    Abstract: A fuel cell system includes: a reaction gas supply unit configured to supply a reaction gas to a fuel cell stack; a humidifier configured to transfer moisture from an off-gas discharged from the fuel cell stack to the reaction gas; and a controller configured to control the reaction gas supply unit so as to regulate a supply amount of the reaction gas, wherein the controller is configured to acquire a temperature of the humidifier and set the supply amount of the reaction gas based on a target power generation amount of the fuel cell stack, and in a case where the temperature of the humidifier is equal to or lower than a prescribed warm-up determination value, the controller executes warm-up control to increase the supply amount of the reaction gas as compared with a case where the temperature of the humidifier is higher than the warm-up determination value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2022
    Publication date: September 29, 2022
    Inventors: Sho AKABORI, Shuji SATO, Tomoyuki INOUE
  • Patent number: 11442088
    Abstract: Sampling timings at a plurality of measurement points at which waveform data of a power line is sampled are easily synchronized to each other. A measurement device includes: a sampling unit configured to sample a waveform of at least one of a voltage and a current at a measurement point of a power line at a predetermined sampling timing; a processing unit configured to execute processing of the waveform sampled by the sampling unit; a time information acquisition unit configured to acquire time information from a time information provision device that is communicatively connected through a network; and an adjustment unit configured to adjust a processing timing of the processing on the basis of the time information acquired by the time information acquisition unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: Informetis Corporation
    Inventors: Yasuhiko Inoue, Tomoyuki Ono
  • Patent number: 11397351
    Abstract: In a display device, a drive circuit drives LEDs arranged in n rows (n is an integer equal to or greater than two) so as to correspond to a plurality of areas of a backlight, row by row through division into n time slots or every k rows (k is an n's divisor equal to or greater than two and is smaller than n) through division into n/k time slots in accordance with the status of use of the display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Naoto Inoue, Naoko Goto, Tomoyuki Nara
  • Publication number: 20220223883
    Abstract: An ECU of a fuel cell system determines whether or not temperature information exceeds a temperature threshold for determination when receiving a signal related to power generation stop of a fuel cell stack during operation of a moving body. When the temperature information exceeds the determination temperature threshold, the ECU performs a stop control for stopping power generation of the fuel cell stack. On the other hand, when the temperature information is equal to or lower than the determination temperature threshold, the ECU performs an idle control for generating electric power smaller than electric power consumed by the air pump.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2022
    Publication date: July 14, 2022
    Inventors: Ryoji SAKAI, Takuto NAKAGAWA, Sho AKABORI, Tomoyuki INOUE
  • Patent number: 11370052
    Abstract: An arc welding system of a consumable electrode type comprises: a wire feeding device that feeds welding wire from a wire feeding source to a welding torch; and a power supply device that supplies electric power between the welding wire fed to the welding torch and a base material, the system being configured to weld the base material by arc generated by the supplied electric power. The wire feeding device is provided with: an intermediate wire feeding source that is disposed between the wire feeding source and the welding torch and is configured to temporarily accommodate the welding wire fed from the wire feeding source and to feed the accommodated welding wire to the welding torch; a pull-out feeding part that feeds the welding wire at the wire feeding source to the intermediate wire feeding source; and a push-out feeding part that feeds the welding wire accommodated in the intermediate wire feeding source to the welding torch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: DAIHEN Corporation
    Inventors: Masahiro Inoue, Yukiya Morita, Hisao Miyahara, Hirokazu Kawai, Songjie Hou, Hayato Baba, Hideo Shiozaki, Tetsuo Era, Tomoyuki Ueyama
  • Patent number: 11370109
    Abstract: An industrial robot includes: a first-member and a second-member that are rotatable about a particular axis and that each have a hollow portion extending along the axis; a cylindrical member inserted into the hollow portions along the axis, and fixed to the first-member; and a wire disposed in a cylindrical gap between the cylindrical member, the first-member, and the second-member, the wire having a length that enables rotation between the first-member and the second-member and having one end fixed to the first-member and another end fixed to the second-member. The second-member includes a first-portion rotatably supported by the first-member, a second-portion that fixes the end of the wire, and a third portion serially connected between the second-portion and the first-portion, and the third portion has an inner circumferential surface that faces the gap and has been subjected to a friction reducing process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: FANUC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Morio Oowaki, Tomoyuki Motokado, Toshihiko Inoue, Takayuki Iida
  • Patent number: 11234792
    Abstract: A method of estimating and restoring includes: determining a temporary finish line having multiple points on scan data as an imaginary boundary line between a formed portion and an unformed portion of the abutment tooth or abutment tooth model; deleting the scan data including the temporary finish line in an edge portion of the abutment tooth or abutment tooth model; extending, in a portion in which the scanned data is deleted, a crown-side temporary finish line and a root-side temporary finish line in directions supplementing the deleted portion of the scan data, respectively; and estimating and restoring the finish line of the edge portion which is formed on the outer side than the edge portion of the deleted scan data based on the extended crown-side temporary finish line and the extended root-side temporary finish line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA SHOFU
    Inventors: Makoto Yamamoto, Ryohei Kondo, Tomoyuki Inoue
  • Publication number: 20210265646
    Abstract: A method of detecting degradation of a membrane electrode assembly of a fuel cell is provided. In the method, it is possible to detect degradation (cross leakage) of the fuel cell. In the measurement step, the pressure drop value of the pressure of the fuel gas which decreases in the power generation state after discharging of the predetermined amount of the fuel gas, in each predetermined period of time is measured a plurality of times. Thereafter, in the determination step, it is determined that the membrane electrode assembly has been degraded in the case where the minimum pressure drop value, among a plurality of pressure measurement values, exceeds a threshold value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2021
    Publication date: August 26, 2021
    Inventors: Kazuhide INOUE, Kuniaki OJIMA, Tomoyuki INOUE, Osamu OGAMI
  • Publication number: 20210257634
    Abstract: A method of detecting degradation of a membrane electrode assembly in a fuel cell system is provided. In the method, it is possible to detect degradation (cross leakage) of a fuel cell. In the state where variation of a load is suppressed, variation of the gas pressure where a predetermined amount of the fuel gas is supplied from a fuel tank to a fuel cell is measured by a pressure sensor provided in a fuel gas circulation channel extending from the fuel gas outlet to the fuel gas inlet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2021
    Publication date: August 19, 2021
    Inventors: Kazuhide INOUE, Kuniaki OJIMA, Tomoyuki INOUE, Osamu OGAMI
  • Publication number: 20210236239
    Abstract: A dental prosthetic device design method according to an aspect of the present invention is a method for designing a dental prosthetic device by a computer, the method including: acquiring scan data of maxillary and mandibular dentitions; determining a restoration site of a tooth, based on the scan data; reading out plural pieces of attrition shape data of a tooth related to the restoration site, from maxillary and mandibular tooth shape data sets having plural pieces of attrition shape data with different degrees of attrition for each tooth of the maxillary and mandibular dentitions; selecting attrition shape data from among the plural pieces of attrition shape data, in accordance with the degrees of attrition of the maxillary and mandibular dentitions; placing the selected attrition shape data at the restoration site; and creating shape data of a dental prosthetic device from the attrition shape data placed at the restoration site.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2021
    Publication date: August 5, 2021
    Inventors: Hajime TAKADA, Tomoyuki INOUE
  • Publication number: 20210055457
    Abstract: A color filter manufacturing method that forms low refractive index partition walls using a material easily removable by asking without the need to use fluororesin as a partition wall material; a color filter as a product by such a color filter manufacturing method; and a resin composition suitable for use in such a color filter manufacturing method. The method includes forming partition walls using a bubble-containing resin or resin composition containing bubbles, or the like, and having an inorganic content of 5% by mass or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2020
    Publication date: February 25, 2021
    Inventors: Takehiro Seshimo, Hiroaki Takeuchi, Tomoyuki Inoue
  • Publication number: 20200407545
    Abstract: A curable resin composition capable of achieving a low refractive material having high solvent resistance. The curable resin composition includes a resin having two types of specific structural units, hollow particles including a shell portion made of a resin, and an organic solvent. The average particle diameter of the hollow particles may be 20 nm or more and 300 nm or less. The content rate of the resin in total solid content in the curable resin composition may be 30% by mass or more and 90% by mass or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2020
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Inventors: Takehiro SESHIMO, Hiroaki TAKEUCHI, Tomoyuki INOUE
  • Patent number: 10685860
    Abstract: There is provided a first substrate having a first main surface, a second substrate having a second main surface, a bonding member bonding the first main surface and the second main surface, and a flow path positioned between the first substrate and the second substrate and extended in a parallel direction with the first main surface and the second main surface, and the bonding member has a projection which is protruded from a portion between the first main surface and the second main surface toward an inner part of the flow path, the flow path includes a first portion having the projection provided in an inner part and a second portion linked to the first portion adjacently to an opposite side to a side where the projection of the first portion is provided, and a height of the first substrate is greater than a height of the second portion in the thickness direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventor: Tomoyuki Inoue
  • Patent number: 10569496
    Abstract: Photocatalyst microparticles are provided in a photocatalyst layer coming into contact with a base film, the photocatalyst microparticles are irradiated with ultraviolet rays, and voids are formed in a boundary region between a protective layer and the photocatalyst layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuhiko Kaneuchi, Gakuei Shibata, Tomoyuki Inoue
  • Publication number: 20190125490
    Abstract: A method of estimating and restoring includes: determining a temporary finish line having multiple points on scan data as an imaginary boundary line between a formed portion and an unformed portion of the abutment tooth or abutment tooth model; deleting the scan data including the temporary finish line in an edge portion of the abutment tooth or abutment tooth model; extending, in a portion in which the scanned data is deleted, a crown-side temporary finish line and a root-side temporary finish line in directions supplementing the deleted portion of the scan data, respectively; and estimating and restoring the finish line of the edge portion which is formed on the outer side than the edge portion of the deleted scan data based on the extended crown-side temporary finish line and the extended root-side temporary finish line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2018
    Publication date: May 2, 2019
    Inventors: Makoto YAMAMOTO, Ryohei KONDO, Tomoyuki INOUE