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).

  • Publication number: 20120024303
    Abstract: A cigarette includes a shredded tobacco rod and a cigarette paper that wraps the outer peripheral surface of the shredded tobacco rod. The shredded tobacco and/or the cigarette paper contains a transition metal salt of an organic acid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2011
    Publication date: February 2, 2012
    Inventors: Kazunori Sugai, Yasunobu Inoue, Kiyohiro Sasakawa, Mitsuru Kondo, Tsutomu Sakai, Sadako Imai, Fumiko Murata
  • Publication number: 20120015803
    Abstract: A carbon monoxide reduction catalyst for smoking articles includes particles, 90% by volume or more of which have a particle diameter within a range of 1 to 100 ?m. Each particle includes a transition metal oxide generated by heating a transition metal salt of an organic acid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2011
    Publication date: January 19, 2012
    Inventors: Kazunori SUGAI, Yasunobu Inoue, Kiyohiro Sasakawa, Mitsuru Kondo, Tsutomu Sakai, Sadako Imai, Fumiko Murata
  • Publication number: 20110247560
    Abstract: A disclosed substrate processing apparatus comprises a reaction chamber; a substrate supporting portion that is provided in the reaction chamber and configured to support a substrate; and plural catalyst reaction portions that are arranged in the reaction chamber in order to oppose the substrate supporting portion, and configured to produce a reaction gas by allowing a source gas introduced from a gas introduction portion to contact a catalyst and to eject the reaction gas to an inner space of the reaction chamber, thereby processing the substrate supported by the substrate supporting portion with the ejected reaction gas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2009
    Publication date: October 13, 2011
    Applicants: TOKYO ELECTRON LIMITED, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION NAGAOKA UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Kanji Yasui, Hiroshi Nishiyama, Yasunobu Inoue, Mitsuru Ushijima, Katsuhiko Iwabuchi
  • Publication number: 20110236269
    Abstract: A microreactor having a reaction mixture inlet, a reaction mixture channel, and a reaction mixture outlet is provided, in which a piezoelectric material that generates surface acoustic waves and has, formed on the surface thereof, a thin film having catalytic activity is disposed in the reaction mixture channel so that the inner surface of the reaction mixture channel is configured from the thin film. The thin film having catalytic activity can be constituted of a material selected from a group consisting of metals, metal oxides, and complexes of organic compounds. The microreactor attains remarkable improvements in the effect of stirring a reaction mixture and catalysis, whereby a chemical reaction can be evenly and efficiently accelerated. The microreactor is free from channel clogging and pressure loss and hence renders a stable and precise chemical reaction possible.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2009
    Publication date: September 29, 2011
    Applicant: National University Corporation Nagaoka University of Technology
    Inventors: Yasunobu Inoue, Hiroshi Nishiyama, Ryuusuke Asari
  • Publication number: 20110229637
    Abstract: A disclosed 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: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2009
    Publication date: September 22, 2011
    Applicants: National University Corporation Nagaoka University Technology, TOKYO ELECTRON LIMITED
    Inventors: Kanji Yasui, Hiroshi Nishiyama, Yasunobu Inoue, Mitsuru Ushijma, Katsuhiko Iwabuchi
  • Publication number: 20110203599
    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: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2011
    Publication date: August 25, 2011
    Inventors: Yasunobu Inoue, Kiyohiro Sasakawa, Kazunori Sugai, Kenichi Nishimura, Yoshio Nakahara
  • Publication number: 20100323108
    Abstract: A disclosed deposition apparatus includes a catalyst reaction apparatus including an introduction part that introduces a first source gas, a catalyst container that contains a catalyst that produces reactive gas from the first source gas introduced from the introduction part, and a reactive gas ejection part that ejects the reactive gas from the catalyst container; a reactive gas separator that allows the reactive gas ejected from the reactive gas ejection part to go therethrough; a substrate supporting part that supports a substrate; and a supplying part that supplies a second source gas that reacts with the reactive gas that passes through the reactive gas separator, thereby depositing a film on the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2008
    Publication date: December 23, 2010
    Applicants: NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION NAGAOKA UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY, TOKYO ELECTRON LIMITED
    Inventors: Kanji Yasui, Hiroshi Nishiyama, Yasunobu Inoue, Hitoshi Miura
  • Publication number: 20100203246
    Abstract: A deposition method of depositing a nitride film, including steps of introducing one or more nitrogen supplying gas selected from hydrazine and nitrogen oxides into a catalyst reaction apparatus; enabling a reactive gas generated by contacting the nitrogen supplying gas with catalyst to be spouted out from the catalyst reaction apparatus; and reacting the reactive gas with a compound gas, thereby depositing a nitride film on a substrate is disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2008
    Publication date: August 12, 2010
    Applicants: National University Corporation Nagaoka University of Technology, Tokyo Electron Limited
    Inventors: Kanji Yasui, Hiroshi Nishiyama, Kazuyuki Tamura, Yasunobu Inoue
  • Publication number: 20090299105
    Abstract: Provided are a hydrogenation catalyst for carbonyl groups which can produce an unsaturated alcohol by hydrogenating an unsaturated carbonyl compound with high selectivity by a simple process at low cost, a method of efficiently producing the hydrogenation catalyst, and a practical method of producing an unsaturated alcohol by using the hydrogenation catalyst. In the present invention, the hydrogenation catalyst is obtained by carrying a noble metal such as ruthenium as a catalyst component onto a carrier which is composed of an oxygen-containing gallium compound. Gallium oxyhydroxide, gallium oxide, gallium phosphate or the like can be used as the gallium compound, and a hydrogenation catalyst including the gallium compound carrier carrying 0.1 to 10% by weight of ruthenium is used suitably.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2006
    Publication date: December 3, 2009
    Applicant: NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION NAGAOKA UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Yasunobu Inoue, Hiroshi Nishiyama, Nobuo Saito, Junichi Takeuchi
  • Publication number: 20090295842
    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: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2009
    Publication date: December 3, 2009
    Applicant: Rohm Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tomokazu Okada, Yasunobu Inoue, Yasuhito Sugimoto
  • Patent number: 7015172
    Abstract: A photo-catalyst comprising a compound having structure composing a network formed by mutual connection of an unit constructing oxygen octahedra or tetrahedra containing a transition metal ion or a typical metallic ion in d10 or d0 configuration and an unit constructing PO4 tetrahedron connected to said oxygen octahedra or tetrahedra, further containing an alkali metal besides said metallic ion as a consituent element, for example, AXNb2mP4O6m+8 (wherein A is Na, K or Li, X is 2, 3 or 4 and m is 3, 3.5 or 4) AXTa2mP4O6m+8 (wherein A is Na, K or Li, X is 2, 3 or 4 and m is 3, 3.5 or 4) AXIn2mP4O6m+8 (wherein A is Na, K or Li, X is 2, 3 or 4 and m is 3, 3.5 or 4) and RuO2 is loaded on the compound. The photo-catalyst can be used for the complete decomposition of water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2006
    Assignee: Japan Science and Technology Agency
    Inventor: Yasunobu Inoue
  • Patent number: 6720100
    Abstract: A solid electrolyte fuel cell having an anode including an oxidation catalyst of a gaseous compound fine in size and superior in oxidation action able to eliminate pulverization work is provided. The oxidation catalyst is of a gaseous compound comprising a catalyst for promoting an oxidation reaction of a gaseous compound by oxygen ions supplied through a solid electrolyte under an environment where no oxygen molecules are present, comprising metal oxide particles produced by firing a precipitate comprised of a mixture of two types of metal hydrates obtained by coprecipitation from a mixed solution of two types of metal salts of different metal positive ions dissolved together, the composition of said metal oxide particles being expressed by the formula ABO2 (where, A is one element selected from the group consisting of Pd, Pt, Cu, and Ag, B is one element selected from the group consisting of Co, Cr, Rh, Al, Ga, Fe, In, Sc, and Tl).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2004
    Assignee: Shinko Electric Industries Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazunori Sato, Takashi Wakabayashi, Manabu Takezawa, Yasunobu Inoue, Shigeaki Suganuma
  • Publication number: 20020183200
    Abstract: An oxidation catalyst of a gaseous compound fine in size and superior in oxidation action able to eliminate pulverization work is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2002
    Publication date: December 5, 2002
    Inventors: Kazunori Sato, Takashi Wakabayashi, Manabu Takezawa, Yasunobu Inoue, Shigeaki Suganuma
  • Patent number: 6482767
    Abstract: A photo-catalyst comprising RuO2-loaded A2XnOm or RuO2-loaded BXnOm (wherein A is an alkali metal atom, B is an alkali earth metal atom or Zn, X is a metal ion with d10 configuration, n=m/2 or n=m/3 and n is 2), and especially relates to a photo-catalyst for complete photo decomposition reaction of water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2002
    Assignee: Japan Science & Technology Corporation
    Inventor: Yasunobu Inoue
  • Publication number: 20020155948
    Abstract: A photo-catalyst comprising RuO2-loaded A2XnOm or RuO2-loaded BXnOm (wherein A is an alkali metal atom, B is an alkali earth metal atom or Zn, X is a metal ion with d10 configuration, n=m/2 or n=m/3 and n is 2), and especially relates to a photo-catalyst for complete photo decomposition reaction of water.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2002
    Publication date: October 24, 2002
    Inventor: Yasunobu Inoue
  • Patent number: 6379830
    Abstract: In a solid electrolyte fuel cell which includes a solid electrolyte device having electrodes formed on both surfaces of an oxygen ion-conductive solid electrolyte substrate and wherein oxygen is supplied to the electrode on the cathode side and methane gas, as fuel, is supplied to the electrode on the anode side of the solid electrolyte device, metal oxide particles consisting of CoNiO2 are blended, as an oxidation catalyst for the methane gas, with a porous platinum layer forming substantially the electrode on the anode side of the solid electrolyte device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2002
    Assignee: Shinko Electric Industries Co., LTD
    Inventors: Kazunori Sato, Katsuyuki Sakamaki, Yasunobu Inoue, Shigeaki Suganuma