Patents by Inventor Yasunobu Inoue

Yasunobu 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: 11696601
    Abstract: A heater assembly includes a container including a cylindrical portion that forms a chamber in which a flavor generating article is contained, and a heater arranged in a peripheral surface of the cylindrical portion. The container includes a first channel extending along a longitudinal direction of the cylindrical portion and located adjacently to the chamber in a direction intersecting with the longitudinal direction of the cylindrical portion, and a second channel extending through the chamber along the longitudinal direction of the cylindrical portion. The first channel is in communication with the second channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2023
    Assignee: JAPAN TOBACCO INC.
    Inventors: Manabu Yamada, Manabu Takeuchi, Yasunobu Inoue, Kimitaka Uchii, Tateki Sumii
  • Publication number: 20230189885
    Abstract: A heater assembly comprises a container including a cylindrical portion that forms a chamber in which a flavor generating article is contained, and a heater arranged in a peripheral surface of the cylindrical portion. The container includes a first channel extending along a longitudinal direction of the cylindrical portion and located adjacently to the chamber in a direction intersecting with the longitudinal direction of the cylindrical portion, and a second channel extending through the chamber along the longitudinal direction of the cylindrical portion. The first channel is in communication with the second channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2023
    Publication date: June 22, 2023
    Applicant: JAPAN TOBACCO INC.
    Inventors: Manabu YAMADA, Manabu TAKEUCHI, Yasunobu INOUE, Kimitaka UCHII, Tateki SUMII
  • Publication number: 20230148671
    Abstract: A smoking system includes a consumable containing a smokable substance and a device that includes a chamber receiving the consumable and heats and atomizes the smokable substance of the consumable received in the chamber. The chamber includes an opening through which the consumable is inserted and a holding unit that holds the consumable. The holding unit includes a first pressing unit which presses a part of the consumable. The consumable includes a first portion having a first hardness and a second portion having a second hardness, in which the second portion is a different portion from the first portion in the insertion direction of the consumable. When the consumable is positioned at the desired position in the chamber, the consumable is positioned such that at least a part of the first portion is pressed against the first pressing unit, while at the same time, at least a part of the second portion is pressed against the first pressing unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2023
    Publication date: May 18, 2023
    Applicant: Japan Tobacco Inc.
    Inventors: Manabu YAMADA, Yasunobu INOUE, Tateki SUMII
  • Publication number: 20230121542
    Abstract: An abnormality detection circuit includes: a plurality of voltage dividing circuits; a first selector configured to select and output one of a plurality of outputs of the plurality of voltage dividing circuits; a first comparator configured to compare an output of the first selector with a reference voltage; and a first detector configured to detect an abnormality based on an output of the first comparator, wherein the selection of the first selector is switched in synchronization with a vertical synchronization signal or a horizontal synchronization signal of a liquid crystal display device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2022
    Publication date: April 20, 2023
    Inventors: Akira Hashimoto, Takateru Yamamoto, Sukenori ITO, Yasunobu Inoue
  • Patent number: 11620926
    Abstract: An abnormality detection circuit includes: a plurality of voltage dividing circuits; a first selector configured to select and output one of a plurality of outputs of the plurality of voltage dividing circuits; a first comparator configured to compare an output of the first selector with a reference voltage; and a first detector configured to detect an abnormality based on an output of the first comparator, wherein the selection of the first selector is switched in synchronization with a vertical synchronization signal or a horizontal synchronization signal of a liquid crystal display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2023
    Assignee: Rohm Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Akira Hashimoto, Takateru Yamamoto, Sukenori Ito, Yasunobu Inoue
  • Publication number: 20230102855
    Abstract: An inhalation device includes a heating part for heating a base material to generate aerosol and a control part for controlling operation of the heating part on the basis of a heating profile in which a target temperature is specified, the target temperature being a target value for the temperature of the heating part, wherein: the heating profile includes time sections continuous along a time axis; in each of the plurality of time sections, the target temperature at the end of each time section is set; the heating profile includes a midway temperature drop section on the way; the target temperature set in the midway temperature drop section is lower than the target temperature set in the time section immediately preceding the midway temperature drop section; and the control part performs control such that the heating part is not supplied with power in the midway temperature drop section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2022
    Publication date: March 30, 2023
    Applicant: JAPAN TOBACCO INC.
    Inventors: Ryoji FUJITA, Tateki SUMII, Manabu YAMADA, Yasunobu INOUE
  • Patent number: 11602160
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to provide a filler for a smoking article, a smoking article comprising the filler for a smoking article, and a method for manufacturing the filler for a smoking article. In one embodiment, the filler according to the present invention for a smoking article, said filler comprising a gel which contains a gelling agent and one or more gelation promoters, is characterized by having a tap density of 0.05 g/cm3 or less and a degree of suitability to compression filling of more than 60. In one embodiment, the filler according to the present invention for a smoking article is characterized by comprising a gel which contains pectin having an esterification degree of 12% or less and one or more gelation promoters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2023
    Assignee: JAPAN TOBACCO INC.
    Inventors: Riho Nagai, Yasunobu Inoue, Hideki Nagae, Masanari Makino
  • Publication number: 20220366824
    Abstract: An abnormality detection circuit includes: a plurality of voltage dividing circuits; a first selector configured to select and output one of a plurality of outputs of the plurality of voltage dividing circuits; a first comparator configured to compare an output of the first selector with a reference voltage; and a first detector configured to detect an abnormality based on an output of the first comparator, wherein the selection of the first selector is switched in synchronization with a vertical synchronization signal or a horizontal synchronization signal of a liquid crystal display device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2022
    Publication date: November 17, 2022
    Inventors: Akira Hashimoto, Takateru Yamamoto, Sukenori ITO, Yasunobu Inoue
  • Publication number: 20220346453
    Abstract: A device includes a chamber that receives a consumable, a heating unit that heats the consumable received into the chamber, and a tubular sleeve that surrounds the chamber. The chamber includes an opening through which the consumable is inserted and a holding unit that holds the consumable. The holding unit includes a pressing unit, which presses a part of the consumable, and a non-pressing unit. The holding unit is provided with an air gap between the inner surface of the non-pressing unit and the consumable when the consumable is positioned at a desired position in the chamber, the air gap connecting the opening in the chamber and the end surface of the consumable positioned at the desired position in the chamber, or the opening in the chamber and the end surface of the consumable positioned inside the chamber and away from the opening in the chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2022
    Publication date: November 3, 2022
    Applicant: Japan Tobacco Inc.
    Inventors: Manabu YAMADA, Yasunobu INOUE, Tateki SUMII
  • Patent number: 11436957
    Abstract: An abnormality detection circuit includes: a plurality of voltage dividing circuits; a first selector configured to select and output one of a plurality of outputs of the plurality of voltage dividing circuits; a first comparator configured to compare an output of the first selector with a reference voltage; and a first detector configured to detect an abnormality based on an output of the first comparator, wherein the selection of the first selector is switched in synchronization with a vertical synchronization signal or a horizontal synchronization signal of a liquid crystal display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: Rohm Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Akira Hashimoto, Takateru Yamamoto, Sukenori Ito, Yasunobu Inoue
  • Publication number: 20210343207
    Abstract: An abnormality detection circuit includes: a plurality of voltage dividing circuits; a first selector configured to select and output one of a plurality of outputs of the plurality of voltage dividing circuits; a first comparator configured to compare an output of the first selector with a reference voltage; and a first detector configured to detect an abnormality based on an output of the first comparator, wherein the selection of the first selector is switched in synchronization with a vertical synchronization signal or a horizontal synchronization signal of a liquid crystal display device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2021
    Publication date: November 4, 2021
    Inventors: Akira Hashimoto, Takateru Yamamoto, Sukenori Ito, Yasunobu Inoue
  • Patent number: 11087652
    Abstract: An abnormality detection circuit includes: a plurality of voltage dividing circuits; a first selector configured to select and output one of a plurality of outputs of the plurality of voltage dividing circuits; a first comparator configured to compare an output of the first selector with a reference voltage; and a first detector configured to detect an abnormality based on an output of the first comparator, wherein the selection of the first selector is switched in synchronization with a vertical synchronization signal or a horizontal synchronization signal of a liquid crystal display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: Rohm Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Akira Hashimoto, Takateru Yamamoto, Sukenori Ito, Yasunobu Inoue
  • Publication number: 20210045448
    Abstract: A heater assembly includes a container including a cylindrical portion that forms a chamber in which a flavor generating article is contained, and a heater arranged in a peripheral surface of the cylindrical portion. The container includes a first channel extending along a longitudinal direction of the cylindrical portion and located adjacently to the chamber in a direction intersecting with the longitudinal direction of the cylindrical portion, and a second channel extending through the chamber along the longitudinal direction of the cylindrical portion. The first channel is in communication with the second channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2020
    Publication date: February 18, 2021
    Applicant: JAPAN TOBACCO INC.
    Inventors: Manabu YAMADA, Manabu TAKEUCHI, Yasunobu INOUE, Kimitaka UCHII, Tateki SUMII
  • Publication number: 20200297027
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to provide a filler for a smoking article, a smoking article comprising the filler for a smoking article, and a method for manufacturing the filler for a smoking article. In one embodiment, the filler according to the present invention for a smoking article, said filler comprising a gel which contains a gelling agent and one or more gelation promoters, is characterized by having a tap density of 0.05 g/cm3 or less and a degree of suitability to compression filling of more than 60. In one embodiment, the filler according to the present invention for a smoking article is characterized by comprising a gel which contains pectin having an esterification degree of 12% or less and one or more gelation promoters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2020
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Applicant: JAPAN TOBACCO INC.
    Inventors: Riho NAGAI, Yasunobu INOUE, Hideki NAGAE, Masanari MAKINO
  • Publication number: 20200027381
    Abstract: An abnormality detection circuit includes: a plurality of voltage dividing circuits; a first selector configured to select and output one of a plurality of outputs of the plurality of voltage dividing circuits; a first comparator configured to compare an output of the first selector with a reference voltage; and a first detector configured to detect an abnormality based on an output of the first comparator, wherein the selection of the first selector is switched in synchronization with a vertical synchronization signal or a horizontal synchronization signal of a liquid crystal display device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2019
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Applicant: Rohm Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Akira HASHIMOTO, Takateru YAMAMOTO, Sukenori ITO, Yasunobu Inoue
  • Patent number: 9161567
    Abstract: A portion tobacco product includes a tobacco filler containing leaf tobacco or a leaf tobacco component, and a first pouch containing a wrapping material having a function of controlling the permeation of a compound contained in the tobacco filler, wherein the tobacco filler is included in the first pouch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: JAPAN TOBACCO INC.
    Inventors: Hiroki Shikata, Michinori Yokoi, Yasunobu Inoue, Yuta Yoshimura, Atsuro Yamada
  • Patent number: 8591991
    Abstract: A fabrication method for fabricating a metal oxide film introduces H2 gas and O2 gas or, H2O2 gas, into a catalytic reactor to make contact with a catalyst to generate H2O gas. The H2O gas that is generated is jetted from the catalytic reactor to react with a metal compound gas, to thereby deposit the metal oxide thin film on a substrate and fabricate the metal oxide thin film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignees: National University Corporation Nagaoka University of Technology, Tokyo Electron Limited
    Inventors: Kanji Yasui, Hiroshi Nishiyama, Masatoshi Tsukichi, Yasunobu Inoue, Masasuke Takata
  • Patent number: 8593391
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display control circuit includes a current reduction rate setting circuit analyzes original gradations of pixels in an input image signal and sets a current reduction rate; a light emitting element control circuit adjusts a drive current of the light emitting element in response to the current reduction rate; a gradation changing circuit generates a display image signal in which the original gradations are changed to the display gradations; and a liquid crystal panel control circuit sets a transmittance of the liquid crystal panel in response to the display gradations of pixels included in the image display signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: Rohm Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tomokazu Okada, Yasunobu Inoue, Yasuhito Sugimoto
  • Patent number: 8574676
    Abstract: A substrate processing method includes steps of: arranging a substrate in a chamber; introducing H2 gas at a first flow rate and O2 gas at a second flow rate independently from the H2 gas into a catalyst reaction portion in which catalyst is accommodated, wherein H2O gas produced from the H2 gas and the O2 gas that contact the catalyst is ejected from the catalyst reaction portion toward the substrate; and reducing a flow rate of the O2 gas introduced to the catalyst reaction portion to a third flow rate that is lower than the second flow rate, wherein the steps of introducing the H2 gas and the O2 gas and reducing the flow rate of the O2 gas are repeated in this order at a predetermined repetition frequency, thereby processing the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignees: National University Corporation Nagaoka University of Technology, Tokyo Electron Limited
    Inventors: Kanji Yasui, Hiroshi Nishiyama, Yasunobu Inoue, Mitsuru Ushijima, Katsuhiko Iwabuchi
  • Patent number: 8356607
    Abstract: A smoking article includes a carbon monoxide reducing agent including particles including a calcium aluminate represented by the formula (CaO)m(Al2O3)n, where 1/6?m/n?4/1, wherein the particles have a BET specific surface area of 2 m2/g or more and less than 20 m2/g.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2013
    Assignee: Japan Tobacco Inc.
    Inventors: Yasunobu Inoue, Kiyohiro Sasakawa, Kazunori Sugai, Kenichi Nishimura, Yoshio Nakahara