Patents by Inventor Yohei Kato

Yohei 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).

  • Publication number: 20210032381
    Abstract: A method for producing a fluoropolymer which includes polymerizing a fluoromonomer in an aqueous medium in the presence of a surfactant to provide a fluoropolymer, the surfactant being represented by the general formula (1): CR1R2R4—CR3R5—X-A, wherein R1 to R5 are each H or a monovalent substituent, with the proviso that at least one of R1 and R3 represents a group represented by the general formula: —Y—R6 and at least one of R2 and R5 represents a group represented by the general formula: —X-A or a group represented by the general formula: —Y—R6; and A is the same or different at each occurrence and is —COOM, —SO3M, or —OSO3M. Also disclosed is a surfactant for polymerization represented by the general formula (1), a method for producing a fluoropolymer using the surfactant and a composition including a fluoropolymer and the surfactant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2019
    Publication date: February 4, 2021
    Applicant: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Taketo KATO, Satoru YONEDA, Masahiro HIGASHI, Akiyoshi YAMAUCHI, Sumi ISHIHARA, Yosuke KISHIKAWA, Moe HOSOKAWA, Marina NAKANO, Hirotoshi YOSHIDA, Yoshinori NANBA, Kengo ITO, Chiaki OKUI, Kenji ICHIKAWA, Yohei FUJIMOTO, Hirokazu AOYAMA, Masamichi SUKEGAWA, Taku YAMANAKA, Hiroyuki SATO
  • Patent number: 10883745
    Abstract: A refrigeration cycle apparatus includes a refrigerant circuit which allows refrigerant to circulate therethrough, and an outdoor heat exchanger which exchanges heat between the refrigerant and outdoor air. The outdoor heat exchanger has first to third heat exchange sections. The second heat exchange section is located below the first heat exchange section, and the third heat exchange section is located below the second heat exchange section. In a refrigerant passage connecting the second and third heat exchange sections, a first pressure reducing device reduces a pressure of the refrigerant flowing through the refrigerant passage. In an operation mode in which the first and second heat exchange sections each serve as an evaporator, the third heat exchange section is located upstream of the second heat exchange section in the flow of the refrigerant, and refrigerant having a temperature higher than that of the outdoor air flows through the third heat exchange section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Shinya Higashiiue, Ryota Akaiwa, Shin Nakamura, Yohei Kato, Tsubasa Tanda
  • Publication number: 20200395646
    Abstract: An electromagnetic field band-stop filter includes a plurality of unit structures that have reflection characteristics on an electromagnetic wave of a predetermined frequency. Each of the plurality of unit structures includes: a plurality of electrode parts each of which is disposed along a side of a polygon in a non-contact manner with another electrode part; and a plurality of conductor parts which are provided for the plurality of electrode parts on a one-to-one basis and each of which has at least one bent portion between one end and other end, the one ends of the plurality of conductor parts being connected to the electrode parts on a one-to-one basis and the other ends of the plurality of conductor parts being connected at one point on an inner side of the electrode parts in the individual unit structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2019
    Publication date: December 17, 2020
    Applicant: NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Go ITAMI, Yohei TORIUMI, Ken OKAMOTO, Jun KATO
  • Publication number: 20200392266
    Abstract: A method for producing a fluoropolymer, which includes polymerizing a fluoromonomer in an aqueous medium in the presence of a polymer (1), the polymer (1) including a polymerized unit derived from a monomer CX2?CY(—CZ2—O—Rf-A), wherein X is the same or different and is —H or —F; Y is —H, —F, an alkyl group, or a fluorine-containing alkyl group; Z is the same or different and is —H, —F, an alkyl group, or a fluoroalkyl group; Rf is a C1-C40 fluorine-containing alkylene group or a C—C100 fluorine-containing alkylene group and having an ether bond; and A is —COOM, —SO3M, or —OSO3M, wherein M is —H, a metal atom, —NR74, imidazolium optionally having a substituent, pyridinium optionally having a substituent, or phosphonium optionally having a substituent, wherein R7 is H or an organic group, providing that at least one of X, Y, and Z contains a fluorine atom.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2019
    Publication date: December 17, 2020
    Applicant: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshinori NANBA, Kenji ICHIKAWA, Yohei FUJIMOTO, Hirotoshi YOSHIDA, Hiroyuki SATO, Taketo KATO, Kengo ITO, Sumi ISHIHARA, Masahiro HIGASHI, Satoru YONEDA, Hirokazu AOYAMA, Masamichi SUKEGAWA, Yosuke KISHIKAWA, Takahiro TAIRA, Chiaki OKUI, Taku YAMANAKA
  • Patent number: 10816227
    Abstract: An outdoor unit for an air-conditioning apparatus that includes a bottom plate made of metal, an L-shaped heat exchanger made of metal different than the metal of the bottom plate, a placement plate provided on the bottom plate and having a heat exchanger placement surface on which the heat exchanger is placed. The placement plate having an L-shape in plan view, and the placement plate is held in contact with the bottom plate only below each of a short-side end portion of the placement plate, a long-side end portion of the placement plate, and a corner portion of the placement plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Motoki Otsuka, Yohei Kato, Yudai Sakabe, Tsubasa Tanda, Masaharu Miwa
  • Patent number: 10801791
    Abstract: Provided is a heat exchanger that is capable of avoiding a bridge phenomenon caused by water droplets between a plurality of flat tubes and is easily manufactured. The heat exchanger includes a plurality of plate-like fins arranged in parallel at intervals, the plurality of flat tubes inserted into the plurality of plate-like fins, and at least one water-guiding member arranged between adjacent ones of the plurality of flat tubes projecting from at least one of both outermost ones of the plurality of plate-like fins and having both end portions held in contact with projecting flat surfaces of the adjacent ones of the plurality of flat tubes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Tsubasa Tanda, Yohei Kato
  • Publication number: 20200299826
    Abstract: A production method for a gold sputtering target includes: producing a gold sputtering target which is made of gold and inevitable impurities and in which an average value of Vickers hardness is 40 or more and 60 or less, an average value of crystal grain size is 15 ?m or more and 200 82 m or less, and the {110} plane of gold is preferentially oriented to a surface to be sputtered of the gold sputtering target.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2020
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Inventors: Tetsuya KATO, Yohei MIZUNO, Chiharu ISHIKURA
  • Patent number: 10757315
    Abstract: A vehicle imaging support device includes: an identification unit that is configured to identify an imaging device that is able to image a vehicle in a driving state from outside, based on a position of the vehicle; a instruction unit that is configured to instructs the imaging device identified by the identification unit, to capture an image of the vehicle in the driving state; and an acquisition unit that obtains the image captured by the imaging device in response to the instruction from the instruction unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Daichi Kusanagi, Masaki Ito, Kenta Miyahara, Kihiro Kato, Yuka Shidochi, Yohei Tanigawa
  • Patent number: 10712023
    Abstract: An outdoor unit for an air-conditioning apparatus is configured to suppress damage on hairpin portions at an end portion of an outdoor heat exchanger due to freezing. The outdoor unit includes: an air passage defined inside a casing; an outdoor heat exchanger, which is installed in the air passage, and includes a plurality of heat exchange portions; an outdoor unit fan configured to introduce air into the outdoor heat exchanger; and an air passage blocking object installed in the air passage, and configured to block air flow. The outdoor heat exchanger includes: a heat transfer tube configured to allow refrigerant to pass therein; and a fin connected to the heat transfer tube. The heat transfer tube includes a hairpin portion, which is bent and folded back and to which no fin is connected. The air passage blocking object is configured to cover the hairpin portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Yohei Kato, Tsubasa Tanda, Shin Nakamura, Akira Ishibashi
  • Patent number: 10697677
    Abstract: A plate heat exchanger includes a plate stack including a plurality of heat transfer plates stacked with each other. Each of the heat transfer plates includes a heat medium inflow hole serving as an inlet for a heat medium, a heat medium outflow hole serving as an outlet for the heat medium, a refrigerant inflow hole serving as an inlet for refrigerant, and a refrigerant outflow portion located below the refrigerant inflow hole and serving as an outlet for the refrigerant. The heat transfer plates define heat medium passages, through each of which the heat medium flowing from the heat medium inflow hole flows, and refrigerant passages, through each of which the refrigerant flowing from the refrigerant inflow hole flows downward, arranged alternately with one another. Each of the heat medium passages and the refrigerant passages is defined between adjacent ones of the heat transfer plates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Satoru Yanachi, Yohei Kato, Shinichi Uchino, Kohei Kasai, Tomoyoshi Obayashi, Kimitaka Kadowaki, Tetsuji Saikusa
  • Publication number: 20200192620
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus is configured to acquire a first medical image and a second medical image from a database, and control displaying on a display unit such that the second medical image is displayed on the display unit for a period for which a signal is being received which is a signal indicating an instruction to display the second medical image on the display unit and which is transmitted for a period for which one inputting operation is being performed by an operator, and the first medical image is displayed on the display unit for a period for which the signal is not received.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2020
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Inventors: Kouichi Kato, Yohei Hashizume
  • Publication number: 20200193689
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus is configured to cause a display unit to display a rendered image by rendering three-dimensional medical image data in a first region set for a region to render, cause the display unit to display a moving image of the rendered images respectively associated with a plurality of the regions to render different from each other by gradually increasing the region to render from the first region to a second region in a period in which the display control unit is receiving a first instruction signal that is sent in response to an instruction from a user while the rendered image is being displayed, and terminate a process of gradually increasing the region to render when the display control unit stops receiving the first instruction signal or when the region to render reaches the second region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2020
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Inventors: Kouichi Kato, Yohei Hashizume
  • Publication number: 20200183321
    Abstract: A developer supply container is detachably mountable to a developer receiving apparatus, the developer receiving apparatus including a developer receiving portion provided with a receiving port for receiving a developer and including a portion-to-be-engaged 11b capable of displacing integrally with the developer receiving portion. The developer supply container includes a discharging portion provided with a shutter opening for discharging the developer accommodating in the developer accommodating portion, and an engaging portion 30. The engaging portion 30 engages with the portion-to-be-engaged 11b with a mounting operation of the developer supply container to displace the developer receiving portion so as to bring the receiving opening into fluid communication with the shutter opening. The engaging portion 30 includes a curved portion 3b having an angle relative to a mounting direction of the developer supply container, the angle decreasing with approach toward an upstream side in the mounting direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2020
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Inventors: Yohei Gamo, Daijiro Kato, Yusuke Oizumi, Ayatomo Okino
  • Patent number: 10648681
    Abstract: A bellmouth of a heat source unit includes: a straight tubular portion having a cylindrical shape; an air inlet portion which is radially expanded toward the upstream side, wherein, the air inlet portion has at least one angle-reduced portion that satisfies ?0>?i>0, where, an angle formed by a line L1 and a line L2 is taken as ?0, and an angle formed by a straight line L3 and the line L2 is taken as ?i, the line L1 is a line passing through a portion of an outer peripheral end portion of the air inlet portion, the line L2 is a line passing through a connecting portion between the air inlet portion and the straight tubular portion, and the straight line L3 is a line connecting an intersection P of the line L1 and the line L2 and a portion of the outer peripheral end portion of the air inlet portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Katsuyuki Yamamoto, Seiji Nakashima, Yohei Kato, Tsubasa Tanda
  • Publication number: 20200127458
    Abstract: In a power storage system, a three-phase AC wire is connected to a three-phase AC power system. Power storage blocks, each of which includes a power storage module and a power conditioner, are connected in parallel to the three-phase AC wire. A system controller individually controls power storage blocks. The power storage modules each includes: a power storage unit; and a management unit that manages the power storage unit. The power conditioner includes a power converter and a controller. The power converter converts DC power discharged into single-phase AC power and outputs the converted AC power to two lines of the three-phase AC wire, or converts single-phase AC power received from the two lines of the three-phase AC wire into DC power and charges the power storage unit. The controller is connected to the system controller via a communication line and the management unit via a communication line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2018
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Inventors: MASAKI KATO, NAOHISA MORIMOTO, MASAAKI KURANUKI, JUN YAMASAKI, YOHEI ISHII, KOICHI SAWADA
  • Publication number: 20200111138
    Abstract: A hydrogen supply and demand matching system comprises a plurality of hydrogen utilizing districts each including a hydrogen utilizing facility, and a management system configured to manage an amount of hydrogen in each of the plurality of hydrogen utilizing districts. The management system (a) estimates a state of supply and demand of hydrogen in each of the plurality of hydrogen utilizing districts, and (b) proposes exchange of hydrogen among the plurality of hydrogen utilizing districts in accordance with the state of supply and demand in each of the plurality of hydrogen utilizing districts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2019
    Publication date: April 9, 2020
    Inventors: Tetsu TODO, Koichi IKEMOTO, Motoki HAMAZAKI, Katsuhiko HIROSE, Atsushi MIZUTANI, Shuntaro KATO, Yohei TANIGAWA
  • Publication number: 20200099072
    Abstract: A community system includes an ammonia-hydrogen converter that is arranged in an industrial area and that converts ammonia to hydrogen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2019
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Inventors: Koichi IKEMOTO, Motoki HAMAZAKI, Katsuhiko HIROSE, Atsushi MIZUTANI, Shuntaro KATO, Yohei TANIGAWA
  • Publication number: 20200099073
    Abstract: A community system comprises a hydrogen source, a hydrogen storage, an FC power generating facility, a hydrogen filler, a house group that uses electric power supplied from the FC power generating facility and hydrogen supplied from at least one of the hydrogen source and the hydrogen storage, and a management system that manages hydrogen in the community system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2019
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Inventors: Tetsu TODO, Koichi IKEMOTO, Motoki HAMAZAKI, Katsuhiko HIROSE, Atsushi MIZUTANI, Shuntaro KATO, Yohei TANIGAWA
  • Publication number: 20200099075
    Abstract: The community system includes a hydrogen source, a hydrogen storage, an FC power generating facility, and multiple house groups that use hydrogen supplied from at least one of the hydrogen source and the hydrogen storage. The FC power generating facility is located at a position facing all the multiple house groups, or a position facing all the multiple existing house groups and a planned site where a new house group is to be built.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2019
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Inventors: Tetsu TODO, Koichi IKEMOTO, Motoki HAMAZAKI, Katsuhiko HIROSE, Atsushi MIZUTANI, Shuntaro KATO, Yohei TANIGAWA
  • Publication number: 20200096159
    Abstract: The community system includes a hydrogen source, a hydrogen storage, an FC power generating facility, a house group that uses hydrogen supplied from at least one of the hydrogen source and the hydrogen storage, and a management system that manages hydrogen in the community system. The management system manages hydrogen possession allocated to each house in the house group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2019
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Inventors: Tetsu TODO, Koichi IKEMOTO, Motoki HAMAZAKI, Katsuhiko HIROSE, Atsushi MIZUTANI, Shuntaro KATO, Yohei TANIGAWA