Patents by Inventor Toru Kasai

Toru Kasai 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: 10443519
    Abstract: A catalyst deterioration determination system effectively prevents erroneous determination caused by increase of the H2 component in exhaust gas and improves accuracy of determination. A LAF sensor and an O2 sensor are provided on the upstream side and downstream side of a three-way catalyst. Deterioration of the three-way catalyst is determined on the basis of an output of the O2 sensor, which is detected during air-fuel ratio switching control in which an air-fuel ratio is alternately switched to the rich side and lean side of the stoichiometric air-fuel ratio according to a detected equivalent ratio detected by the LAF sensor, on the basis of a result of comparison between an oxygen inflow into the three-way catalyst and a lean side-limiting value and a rich side-limiting value which are target values of the oxygen inflow. Fuel injection timing retardation control and/or divided fuel injection control are prohibited during the deterioration determination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Mitsuo Hashizume, Tomohiro Nishi, Toru Kasai, Hideyuki Yasuda
  • Publication number: 20180216553
    Abstract: A catalyst deterioration determination system effectively prevents erroneous determination caused by increase of the H2 component in exhaust gas and improves accuracy of determination. A LAF sensor and an O2 sensor are provided on the upstream side and downstream side of a three-way catalyst. Deterioration of the three-way catalyst is determined on the basis of an output of the O2 sensor, which is detected during air-fuel ratio switching control in which an air-fuel ratio is alternately switched to the rich side and lean side of the stoichiometric air-fuel ratio according to a detected equivalent ratio detected by the LAF sensor, on the basis of a result of comparison between an oxygen inflow into the three-way catalyst and a lean side-limiting value and a rich side-limiting value which are target values of the oxygen inflow. Fuel injection timing retardation control and/or divided fuel injection control are prohibited during the deterioration determination.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2018
    Publication date: August 2, 2018
    Applicant: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Mitsuo Hashizume, Tomohiro Nishi, Toru Kasai, Hideyuki Yasuda
  • Patent number: 7419372
    Abstract: In a continuous molding apparatus equipped with a long core 10 having a curvature disposed on a plane, a release film supplied from a lower release film feeder 20 is sent onto the core 10, and prepreg sheets supplied from a prepreg sheet feeder 30 are laminated thereon and preformed. A release film supplied from a release film feeder 40 is disposed on top of the laminated body, before the body is sent into a hot press 50. A puller 60 moves the laminated body without loading tension thereto. The laminated body enters a postcure device 70 in which thermosetting of the material is completed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2008
    Assignee: Jamco Corporation
    Inventors: Toru Kasai, Makoto Okamoto, Shuntaro Kuriyama
  • Patent number: 7204286
    Abstract: An apparatus 1 for continuously forming an FRP square pipe comprises a long core 10 for laminating prepreg sheets, and to this core 10 are fed prepreg sheets from prepreg laminating devices 20, 30, 40 and 50 with a release film interposed between the core, so as to be laminated into square pipe form. The core 10 has an outer diameter size smaller than the inner diameter size of the square pipe to be formed. The outer circumference of the square pipe is wrapped with a tape-like film fed from a tape-like release film wrapping device 200 in spiral fashion, and the work is heated and pressed in a hot press 100. The work is then subjected to additional heating in a postcure furnace 110 to form the FRP square pipe. The square pipe is intermittently pulled by a puller 130 disposed downstream of a clamp 120. The pipe is then cut to predetermined lengths by a cutter not shown to be completed as a product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2007
    Assignee: Jamco Corporation
    Inventors: Toru Kasai, Makoto Okamoto, Shuntaro Kuriyama
  • Patent number: 7186361
    Abstract: In a continuous molding apparatus equipped with a long core 10 having a curvature disposed on a plane, a release film supplied from a lower release film feeder 20 is sent onto the core 10, and prepreg sheets supplied from a prepreg sheet feeder 30 are laminated thereon and preformed. A release film supplied from a release film feeder 40 is disposed on top of the laminated body, before the body is sent into a hot press 50. A puller 60 moves the laminated body without loading tension thereto. The laminated body enters a postcure device 70 in which thermosetting of the material is completed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2007
    Assignee: Jamco Corporation
    Inventors: Toru Kasai, Makoto Okamoto, Shuntaro Kuriyama
  • Patent number: 7084181
    Abstract: The present invention treats crushed pieces of a nonmetallic honeycomb panel together with a process water under high-temperature and high-pressure for a predetermined time so as to separate components. Water or alkali-added water is used as process water. The method comprises a first process for treating the crushed pieces for a predetermined time with the water heated and pressurized to a subcritical range to hydrolyze aromatic polyamide, and a second process for treating the same with the water heated and pressurized to a supercritical range, wherein the aromatic polyamide is hydrolyzed and separated in the first process, and dehalogenation is carried out in the second process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2006
    Assignees: Jamco Corporation, Ishikawajima-Harima Jukogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Toru Kasai, Shuntaro Kuriyama, Masatada Yamashita, Keiichi Miwa
  • Publication number: 20060083806
    Abstract: In a continuous molding apparatus equipped with a long core 10 having a curvature disposed on a plane, a release film supplied from a lower release film feeder 20 is sent onto the core 10, and prepreg sheets supplied from a prepreg sheet feeder 30 are laminated thereon and preformed. A release film supplied from a release film feeder 40 is disposed on top of the laminated body, before the body is sent into a hot press 50. A puller 60 moves the laminated body without loading tension thereto. The laminated body enters a postcure device 70 in which thermosetting of the material is completed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2005
    Publication date: April 20, 2006
    Applicant: JAMCO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toru Kasai, Makoto Okamoto, Shuntaro Kuriyama
  • Publication number: 20050126714
    Abstract: An apparatus 1 for continuously forming an FRP square pipe comprises a long core 10 for laminating prepreg sheets, and to this core 10 are fed prepreg sheets from prepreg laminating devices 20, 30, 40 and 50 with a release film interposed between the core, so as to be laminated into square pipe form. The core 10 has an outer diameter size smaller than the inner diameter size of the square pipe to be formed. The outer circumference of the square pipe is wrapped with a tape-like film fed from a tape-like release film wrapping device 200 in spiral fashion, and the work is heated and pressed in a hot press 100. The work is then subjected to additional heating in a postcure furnace 110 to form the FRP square pipe. The square pipe is intermittently pulled by a puller 130 disposed downstream of a clamp 120. The pipe is then cut to predetermined lengths by a cutter not shown to be completed as a product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2003
    Publication date: June 16, 2005
    Applicant: JAMCO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toru Kasai, Makoto Okamoto, Shuntaro Kuriyama
  • Publication number: 20050029707
    Abstract: In a continuous molding apparatus equipped with a long core 10 having a curvature disposed on a plane, a release film supplied from a lower release film feeder 20 is sent onto the core 10, and prepreg sheets supplied from a prepreg sheet feeder 30 are laminated thereon and preformed. A release film supplied from a release film feeder 40 is disposed on top of the laminated body, before the body is sent into a hot press 50. A puller 60 moves the laminated body without loading tension thereto. The laminated body enters a postcure device 70 in which thermosetting of the material is completed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2003
    Publication date: February 10, 2005
    Applicant: JAMCO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toru Kasai, Makoto Okamoto, Shuntaro Kuriyama
  • Publication number: 20040097776
    Abstract: The present invention treats crushed pieces of a nonmetallic honeycomb panel together with a process water under high-temperature and high-pressure for a predetermined time so as to separate components. Water or alkali-added water is used as process water. The method comprises a first process for treating the crushed pieces for a predetermined time with the water heated and pressurized to a subcritical range to hydrolyze aromatic polyamide, and a second process for treating the same with the water heated and pressurized to a supercritical range, wherein the aromatic polyamide is hydrolyzed and separated in the first process, and dehalogenation is carried out in the second process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2003
    Publication date: May 20, 2004
    Applicants: JAMCO CORPORATION, ISHIKAWAJIMA-HARIMA JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Toru Kasai, Shuntaro Kuriyama, Masatada Yamashita, Keiichi Miwa
  • Patent number: 6669121
    Abstract: A holder support device in an electron microscope. The device has a detachable cylindrical holder extending along the X-axis. The holder support device permits the position of the inner end of the holder to be adjusted along the X-, Y-, and Z-axes and about the angular position about the X-axis. The support device has an inner cylinder rotatably held to an outer cylinder. The inner cylinder is provided with a holder through-hole and a pin guide hole. The holder is slidably held in the holder through-hole. The pin guide hole guides a pin on the holder when it is inserted into the holder through-hole. The outer cylinder is provided with a circumferential guide hole and axial guide holes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2003
    Assignee: JEOL Ltd.
    Inventor: Toru Kasai
  • Patent number: 6601627
    Abstract: A device 1 for continuously manufacturing an FRP square pipe includes a core 10 having a long length for laminating prepreg sheets thereto, and prepreg sheets are supplied from prepreg-sheet laminating devices 20, 30, 40, and 50 to said core 10 covered with a release film, said laminated sheets laminated into the shape of a square pipe. Said core 10 has an outer diameter size smaller than the inner diameter size of the square pipe to be manufactured. A pre-expansion device 80 expands said laminated prepreg sheets to the shape of a square pipe having a predetermined inner diameter size, and a hot press device 100 heats and pressurizes the pipe. The pipe is then additionally heated in a postcure furnace 110 to complete the forming process. A pulling device 130 arranged downstream of a cramp device 120 pulls out said square pipe intermittently. A cutter not shown cuts said square pipe to produce the desired product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2003
    Assignee: Jamco Corporation
    Inventors: Toru Kasai, Akiyoshi Sugawara, Makoto Okamoto
  • Patent number: 6592795
    Abstract: A continuous forming method and device for an H-shaped FRP member for forming semi-hardened preimpregnated members produced by impregnating thermosetting resin to carbon fiber or glass fiber and the like into a predetermined H-shape. The forming device comprises of a device for mounting a plural number of bobbins having strip-shaped preimpregnated material spooled thereto, providing tension when pulling the impregnated material out from the bobbin. The device the shapes the preimpregnated material to a predetermined H-shape that feeds release films from four sides of upper, lower, left and right. The device then provides heat and pressure to the preimpregnated material from said four sides with a heating furnace for after-curing the preimpregnated material. The device then hauls and holds the preimpregnated material for cutting the cured product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2003
    Assignee: Jamco Corporation
    Inventors: Toru Kasai, Kazumi Asari
  • Publication number: 20030047689
    Abstract: A holder support device in an electron microscope. The device has a detachable cylindrical holder extending along the X-axis. The holder support device permits the position of the inner end of the holder to be adjusted along the X-, Y-, and Z-axes and about the angular position about the X-axis. The support device has an inner cylinder rotatably held to an outer cylinder. The inner cylinder is provided with a holder through-hole and a pin guide hole. The holder is slidably held in the holder through-hole. The pin guide hole guides a pin on the holder when it is inserted into the holder through-hole. The outer cylinder is provided with a circumferential guide hole and axial guide holes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2002
    Publication date: March 13, 2003
    Applicant: JEOL Ltd.
    Inventor: Toru Kasai
  • Patent number: 6476361
    Abstract: A heater unit mounted on a tray utilizes a PTC heater 100 having a positive temperature coefficient (PTC), and a sheet heater 200 superposed thereto. The PTC heater 100 includes PTC members 150 buried within an insulating substrate 130, and on both sides of the PTC members are placed copper foils 120, 122 functioning as electrodes. When the PTC heater 100 is heated up to a preset temperature, the electric resistance of the heater is increased greatly, and the heating is stopped, maintaining the preset temperature. The sheet heater 200 contributes to reduce the time the heater needs to rise to the preset temperature during initial startup.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2002
    Assignee: Jamco Corporation
    Inventors: Toru Kasai, Shuntaro Kuriyama
  • Publication number: 20020066723
    Abstract: A heater unit mounted on a tray comprises a PTC heater 100 having a positive temperature coefficient (PTC), and a sheet heater 200 superposed thereto. The PTC heater 100 includes PTC members 150 buried within an insulating substrate 130, and on both sides of the PTC members are placed copper foils 120, 122 functioning as electrodes. When the PTC heater 100 is heated up to a preset temperature, the electric resistance of the heater is increased greatly, and the heating is stopped, maintaining the preset temperature. The sheet heater 200 contributes to reduce the time the heater needs to rise to the preset temperature during initial startup.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2001
    Publication date: June 6, 2002
    Applicant: Jamco Corporation
    Inventors: Toru Kasai, Shuntaro Kuriyama
  • Publication number: 20020000295
    Abstract: A device 1 for continuously manufacturing an FRP square pipe includes a core 10 having a long length for laminating prepreg sheets thereto, and prepreg sheets are supplied from prepreg-sheet laminating devices 20, 30, 40, and 50 to said core 10 covered with a release film, said laminated sheets laminated into the shape of a square pipe. Said core 10 has an outer diameter size smaller than the inner diameter size of the square pipe to be manufactured. A pre-expansion device 80 expands said laminated prepreg sheets to the shape of a square pipe having a predetermined inner diameter size, and a hot press device 100 heats and pressurizes the pipe. The pipe is then additionally heated in a postcure furnace 110 to complete the forming process. A pulling device 130 arranged downstream of a cramp device 120 pulls out said square pipe intermittently. A cutter not shown cuts said square pipe to produce the desired product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2001
    Publication date: January 3, 2002
    Applicant: Jamco Corporation
    Inventors: Toru Kasai, Akiyoshi Sugawara, Makoto Okamoto
  • Publication number: 20010007684
    Abstract: A preimpregnated sheet material 250 impregnated with thermosetting resin is spooled around a bobbin, and two bobbins positioned one above the other constituting one unit is provided to feed the materials sequentially to a crease forming device 310, an open-trapezoid-shape forming device 330 and a U-shape forming device 340 where the materials are bent. The preimpregnated sheet member bent to form a U-shape is vertically mounted on another U-shaped member to form the shape of an H, and to the surfaces of said H-shaped member are provided release films 260 before the member is transferred to a hot press device 400. Said sheet material heated and pressed by the hot press device 400 is then heated for a predetermined time at an after-cure device, where thermosetting of the material is completed. The produced H-shaped member is then intermittently pulled out by a haulage device and cut into predetermined lengths.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2001
    Publication date: July 12, 2001
    Applicant: Jamco Corporation
    Inventors: Toru Kasai, Kazumi Asari
  • Patent number: 6191395
    Abstract: A heating roller 10 comprises a surface layer 157 formed of a prepreg material including carbon fibers having a high tensile strength and a high elastic modulus, and a heating unit 153 mounted in the inner area of the surface layer and communicated to a power supply unit 30 formed of a prepreg material including carbon fibers having a high electric resistance. A metal material working as an electrode 20 communicated to the power supply unit 30 and the heating unit 153 is mounted to both ends of the heating roller 10. The electric resistance of the heating unit 153 is adjusted either by changing the thickness (number of laminated layers) of the prepreg material including carbon fibers, or by adjusting the mounting angle of the carbon fibers inside a prepreg material being laminated and the angle of the carbon fibers inside another prepreg material being laminated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 1999
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2001
    Assignee: Jamco Corporation
    Inventors: Toru Kasai, Akiyoshi Sugawara
  • Patent number: 6179177
    Abstract: A band comprising: a first band member; a connecting ring attached to a left end portion of the first band member; a string attached to a right end portion of the first band member; a clasping fixture; and a hook member connected to the string by the clasping fixture; wherein the clasping fixture comprises first and second clasping rings and a releasing ring. When the band is attached to the wrist, a hook portion of the hook member is hooked to the connecting ring attached to the first band member and the string is pulled, so that the first and second clasping rings clasp the string. Accordingly, it is possible to attach the first band member to the wrist with suitable fitting without slacking. When the band is detached therefrom, by rotating the hook member by the releasing ring, it is possible to easily loosen to release the clasping of the string.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 1999
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2001
    Assignee: Casio Computer Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hisashi Hihara, Toru Kasai