Yoshihiro Ueno 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).
Abstract: In order to suppress a charge-up in an ion source configured to ionize a component contained in a sample gas, a mass spectrometer according to the present invention is provided with an ion source (3) including: an ionization chamber (30) having an ion ejection opening (301) and internally having a space substantially separated from an outside area; a repeller electrode (31), located within the ionization chamber, for creating an expelling electric field which acts on an ion generated within the ionization chamber to expel the ion through the ion ejection opening to the outside area; and a voltage generator (7) configured to selectively apply, to the repeller electrode, a first voltage for creating the expelling electric field and a second voltage for creating a charge-up-removing electric field, where the second voltage is a positive voltage having a larger absolute value than the first voltage.
Abstract: A fibrous body manufacturing method includes: a first supplying step of supplying a first raw material containing a first fiber group; a second supplying step of supplying a second raw material containing a second fiber group and a binder, the second fiber group having a length-average fiber length not less than a length-average fiber length of the first fiber group, the binder being configured to bond fibers together; a forming step of forming a first deposited material by depositing a first mixed material containing the first raw material and the second raw material; and a bonding step of bonding first fibers of the first fiber group and second fibers of the second fiber group that are contained in the first deposited material together using the binder to form a first fibrous body.
Abstract: A binder that is used for forming fiber-based items and that binds fibers contains a polyester and an aggregation inhibitor. The polyester contains a structural unit derived from polyethylene terephthalate, a structural unit derived from at least one polyvalent carboxylic acid, and a structural unit derived from at least one polyhydric alcohol including trimethylolpropane. The binder exhibits a viscosity coefficient higher than 3500 P at 150° C. in dynamic viscoelasticity measurement.
Abstract: A starch composite for binding fibers includes starch particles which are first particles and second particles containing a hydrophobic material having an affinity for the starch particles, which are the first particles. The weight-average size of the second particles is less than the weight-average size of the first particles and the outer surfaces of the first particles are covered by the second particles.
Abstract: A fiber-formed body producing raw material contains fibers and a binder for binding the fibers, wherein the fiber-formed body producing raw material is nongranular, and 1.0?A/B?9.0, wherein A is a weight of the fibers in the fiber-formed body producing raw material and B is a weight of the binder in the fiber-formed body producing raw material.
Abstract: A vibrating sieve machine for applying vibrations on powder to be classified that is placed on a mesh member through a sieve frame including a plurality of separable sieve frames for sieving and classification, wherein the mesh member includes a circular annular mesh member frame having an outer peripheral surface and configured to be sandwiched by the separable sieve frames with the outer peripheral surface exposed outward in a radial direction of the separable sieve frames, a reinforcement mesh stretching across the mesh member frame, a sieve mesh configured to cover the reinforcement mesh, hanging down over an outer peripheral surface of the mesh member frame, and a fastening band configured to be attached to the outer peripheral surface of the mesh member frame so as to sandwich the sieve mesh between the fastening band and the outer peripheral surface of the mesh member frame.
Abstract: An ion guide (222) is for use in transport of an ion incident from an upstream side toward a downstream side. The ion guide includes 2n rod electrodes (n is an integral number greater than or equal to 2) equally spaced and surrounding an ion optical axis (C) that is a central axis of a flight path of the ion, a voltage applying unit (30) that applies a radio-frequency voltage to the 2n rod electrodes, and a controller (43) that controls the voltage applying unit (30). The controller (43) prompts the voltage applying unit (30) to apply a radio-frequency voltage that generates, in a space surrounded by the 2n rod electrodes, an electric field which is a 2n-multipole electric field superimposed by a higher-order electric field component than the 2n-multipole electric field.
Abstract: A sheet manufacturing method includes a step of mixing fibers and a composite integrally including a resin and a coagulation inhibitor and a step of bonding the fibers and the composite. The composite is a powder whose volume average particle diameter is 1 ?m or more to 100 ?m or less, and at least a portion of the coagulation inhibitor is arranged in a surface of the composite.
Abstract: A sheet fabrication apparatus includes: a fiber separation unit that micronizes an ingredient; a first sensor unit that measures a temperature in a first space including the fiber separation unit; a first air conditioning unit that adjusts the temperature in the first space; a fabrication unit that works the fiber separated articles obtained by micronizing the ingredient by the fiber separation unit; a second sensor unit that measures at least either a temperature or a humidity at a mounting position of the fabrication unit; and a control unit that controls the first air conditioning unit on the basis of at least any of measurement results of the first sensor unit and the second sensor unit.
Abstract: A sheet manufacturing method includes a mixing step of mixing a fiber and a resin powder in air, and a sheet forming step of accumulating and heating a mixture mixed in the mixing step to form a sheet. The resin powder has a volume average particle diameter of equal to or less than 50 ?m, and an absolute value of an average charging amount in a range of 5 (?C/g) to 40 (?C/g).
Abstract: A composite integrally includes a resin and a coagulation inhibitor, and is used to be mixed with fibers. The composite is a powder whose volume average particle diameter is 1 ?m or more to 100 ?m or less, and at least a portion of the coagulation inhibitor is arranged in a surface of the composite.
Abstract: A method for producing a bonding material includes a kneading step of melting and kneading a polyester resin and a terpene resin to prepare a resin composition and a crushing step of crushing the resin composition.
Abstract: A bonding material for fiber binding includes a resin composition containing an amorphous thermoplastic resin and a crystalline thermoplastic resin, where the bonding material has a melting temperature lower than the melting temperature of the crystalline thermoplastic resin and a softening temperature higher than the softening temperature of the amorphous thermoplastic resin.
Abstract: Provided are a binder useful for making sheets processed to effectively prevent misfeeds, a sheet manufacturing apparatus capable of desirably manufacturing sheets processed to effectively prevent misfeeds, a sheet manufacturing method, and a sheet processed to effectively prevent misfeeds. The binder for binding fiber to make sheets includes resin; and polyhydric alcohol that is a solid at room temperature and changes to liquid phase when heated. The content of polyhydric alcohol to 100 parts by weight resin is greater than or equal to 0.1 parts by weight and less than or equal to 20 parts by weight polyhydric alcohol.
Abstract: A sheet manufacturing apparatus according to the invention has a mixing unit that mixes fiber and resin powder in air; and a sheet forming unit that forms a sheet by laying and heating the mixture mixed by the mixing unit; the grindability index of the resin contained in the resin powder being 0.8 or less.
Abstract: A sheet for a laser printer includes a plurality of fibers, and a binding agent for binding the plurality of fibers, in which an abundance of the binding agent on a surface of the sheet is smaller than an abundance of the binding agent in a center in a thickness direction of the sheet.
Abstract: A non-transitory computer-readable recording medium having a game program is provided. The game program is to be executed by a server device in a game system. The game system includes user terminals operated by respective users. The server device is capable of being connected to the user terminals through communication. The program causes the server device to set one or more kinds of game media to be in a state of being capable of being given to users. A predetermined upper limit is set to a number of game media capable of being given to the users. The program further causes the server device to give a user a game medium that the user desires to be given among the game media which are set by the server device in a range not exceeding the predetermined upper limit.
Abstract: Four main rod electrodes included in a main electrode section are disposed in a rotationally symmetric manner around an ion optical axis. Among four pre-rod electrodes included in a pre-electrode section disposed in front of the main electrode section, two are in contact with a circle of a radius r0, whereas the other two are disposed to be in contact with a circle of a radius R0 larger than r0, resulting in rotational asymmetry around the ion optical axis. Accordingly, a shape of acceptance on an x-y plane regarding positions of ions in the pre-electrode section becomes elliptical. This allows the shape of the acceptance to become gradually flat as the ions travel along the ion optical axis, reducing a mismatch between emittance of incoming ions and the acceptance on a receiving side, and relieving ion loss during ion introduction.
Abstract: A resin powder for manufacturing paper or non-woven fabric has a volume average particle diameter that is equal to or less than 50 ?m, and an absolute value of an average charging amount that is in a range of 5 (?C/g) to 40 (?C/g).
Abstract: A method for defibrating a fiber body includes: a supply step of supplying a liquid to a fiber body containing fibers; and a defibrating step of defibrating the fiber body to which the liquid is supplied, and in the supply step, the liquid is supplied to the fiber body so that a rate in tensile strength of the fiber body immediately before defibrated in the defibrating step to the fiber body before the liquid is supplied thereto is 60.0% or less.