Patents by Inventor Yoshinori Isoda

Yoshinori Isoda 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: 20140199478
    Abstract: Provided is a method of producing a carbon membrane including dipping a porous support in a suspension of a phenolic resin or a suspension of a phenolic resin precursor, drying the resulting support to form a membrane made of the phenolic resin or the phenolic resin precursor, and heat treating and thereby carbonizing the resulting membrane into a carbon membrane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Applicant: NGK Insulators, Ltd.
    Inventors: Akimasa ICHIKAWA, Tetsuya SAKAI, Naoto KINOSHITA, Yoshinori ISODA, Takafumi KIMATA
  • Patent number: 8764872
    Abstract: A honeycomb filter includes a honeycomb base material, plugged portions, and a porous collecting layer disposed on the surface of the partition wall parent material in at least the remaining cells. The collecting layer has a constitution in which a plurality of particles combine or intertwine with one another, and the collecting layer includes fibrous fiber particles as the plurality of particles, and includes the particles having an average fiber diameter of 0.1 to 15 ?m and an average aspect ratio of 3 or larger. An open area ratio of the surface of the collecting layer is 20% or larger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: NGK Insulators, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshinori Isoda, Yoshio Kikuchi
  • Patent number: 8747508
    Abstract: There is provided a honeycomb filter including: a honeycomb base material; plugged portions; and a porous collecting layer disposed on the surface of the partition wall parent material in at least the remaining cells. The collecting layer has a constitution in which a plurality of particles combine or intertwine with one another, and the collecting layer includes flat plate-like particles as the plurality of particles. The plurality of particles are particles in which an average long diameter is 0.2 ?m or larger and smaller than 10 ?m, an average value of ratios (long diameters/short diameters) of the long diameters to the short diameters of the respective particles is smaller than 3, and an average value of ratios (the long diameters/thicknesses) of the long diameters to thicknesses of the respective particles is 3 or larger. An open area ratio of the surface of the collecting layer is 10% or larger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: NGK Insulators, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshinori Isoda, Yoshio Kikuchi
  • Publication number: 20140031068
    Abstract: A regional information distribution server for distributing regional information to a mobile terminal includes a posted message obtaining unit configured to obtain posted messages related to a region from a server for storing posted messages; location information receiving unit configured to receive location information of the mobile terminal from the mobile terminal; an associated posted message obtaining unit configured to obtain a posted message associated with the location information of the mobile terminal from the posted messages obtained by the posted message obtaining unit; and an associated posted message distributing unit configured to distribute the posted message obtained by the associated posted message obtaining unit to the mobile terminal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2012
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Applicant: NTT DOCOMO, INC.
    Inventors: Naoharu Yamada, Yuuichirou Miyazaki, Akira Ishii, Yoshinori Isoda
  • Patent number: 8597776
    Abstract: A ceramic material mainly contains magnesium, aluminum, oxygen, and nitrogen, in which the ceramic material has a magnesium-aluminum oxynitride phase serving as a main phase, wherein XRD peaks of the magnesium-aluminum oxynitride phase measured with CuK? radiation appear at at least 2?=47 to 50°.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: NGK Insulators, Ltd.
    Inventors: Morimichi Watanabe, Asumi Jindo, Yuji Katsuda, Yosuke Sato, Yoshinori Isoda
  • Patent number: 8541328
    Abstract: A ceramic material according to the present invention mainly contains magnesium, aluminum, oxygen, and nitrogen, the ceramic material has the crystal phase of a MgO—AlN solid solution in which aluminum nitride is dissolved in magnesium oxide, the crystal phase serving as a main phase. Preferably, XRD peaks corresponding to the (200) and (220) planes of the MgO—AlN solid solution measured with CuK? radiation appear at 2?=42.9 to 44.8° and 62.3 to 65.2°, respectively, the XRD peaks being located between peaks of cubic magnesium oxide and peaks of cubic aluminum nitride. More preferably, the XRD peak corresponding to the (111) plane appears at 2?=36.9 to 39°, the XRD peak being located between a peak of cubic magnesium oxide and a peak of cubic aluminum nitride.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Assignee: NGK Insulators, Ltd.
    Inventors: Morimichi Watanabe, Asumi Jindo, Yuji Katsuda, Yosuke Sato, Yoshinori Isoda
  • Publication number: 20130235507
    Abstract: Electrostatic chucks (1A to 1F) are provided with: susceptors (11A to 11F) having an attracting surface (11a) that attracts and holds semiconductors; and electrostatic chuck electrodes (4) that are embedded in the susceptors. The susceptors are provided with plate-shape bodies (3) and surface corrosion-resistant layers (2) that face the attracting surface. The surface corrosion-resistant layer (2) is made from a ceramic material having magnesium, aluminum, oxygen and nitrogen as main components, the ceramic material having, as a main phase, an MgO—AlN solid solution crystal phase obtained by dissolving aluminum nitride in magnesium oxide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2013
    Publication date: September 12, 2013
    Applicant: NGK Insulators, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kenichiro AIKAWA, Morimichi WATANABE, Asumi JINDO, Yuji KATSUDA, Yosuke SATO, Yoshinori ISODA
  • Publication number: 20130228566
    Abstract: A heating apparatus 11A includes a susceptor having a heating face 12a of heating a semiconductor. The susceptor includes a plate shaped main body 13 and a surface corrosion resistant layer 14 including the heating face. The surface corrosion resistant layer 14 is made of a ceramic material comprising magnesium, aluminum, oxygen and nitrogen as main components. The ceramic material comprises a main phase comprising magnesium-aluminum oxynitride phase exhibiting an XRD peak at least in 2?=47 to 50° by CuK? X-ray.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2013
    Publication date: September 5, 2013
    Applicant: NGK INSULATORS, LTD.
    Inventors: Nobuyuki KONDO, Morimichi WATANABE, Asumi JINDO, Yuji KATSUDA, Yosuke SATO, Yoshinori ISODA
  • Publication number: 20130229746
    Abstract: An electrostatic chuck 1A includes a susceptor 11A having an adsorption face 11a of adsorbing a semiconductor, and an electrostatic chuck electrode 4 embedded in the susceptor. The susceptor 11A includes a plate shaped main body 3 and a surface corrosion resistant layer 2 including the adsorption face 2. The surface corrosion resistant layer 2 is made of a ceramic material comprising magnesium, aluminum, oxygen and nitrogen as main components. The ceramic material comprises a main phase comprising magnesium-aluminum oxynitride phase exhibiting an XRD peak at least in 2?=47 to 50° by CuK? X-ray.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2013
    Publication date: September 5, 2013
    Applicant: NGK INSULATORS, LTD.
    Inventors: Kenichiro AIKAWA, Morimichi WATANABE, Asumi JINDO, Yuji KATSUDA, Yosuke SATO, Yoshinori ISODA
  • Publication number: 20130228565
    Abstract: A heating apparatus 1A includes a susceptor part 9A having a heating face 9a of heating a semiconductor W, and a ring shaped part 6A provided in the outside of the heating face 9a. The ring shaped part 6A is composed of a ceramic material comprising magnesium, aluminum, oxygen and nitrogen as main components. The ceramic material comprises a main phase comprising magnesium-aluminum oxynitride phase exhibiting an XRD peak at least in 2?=47 to 50° taken by using CuK? ray.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2013
    Publication date: September 5, 2013
    Applicant: NGK INSULATORS, LTD.
    Inventors: Nobuyuki KONDO, Morimichi WATANABE, Asumi JINDO, Yuji KATSUDA, Yosuke SATO, Yoshinori ISODA
  • Patent number: 8331957
    Abstract: A mobile terminal that executes an application using context information in a plurality of environments in which determined context information is different. A storage stores an environment ID indicating environment in which a user is located and corresponding context information indicating user's context in association with an application ID; a receiver receives one environment ID and one condition determination result information from a context management server assigned in each environment, for delivering one environment ID indicating the environment and one condition determination result information indicating the user's context in the environment; a determining mechanism determines the application ID stored in the storage based on one environment ID and one condition determination result information received by the receiver means; and an execution mechanism executes the application corresponding to the application ID determined by the determining mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: NTT DoCoMo, Inc.
    Inventors: Yoshinori Isoda, Shoji Kurakake
  • Publication number: 20120240541
    Abstract: There is provided a honeycomb filter including: a honeycomb base material; plugged portions; and a porous collecting layer disposed on the surface of the partition wall parent material in at least the remaining cells. The collecting layer has a constitution in which a plurality of particles combine or intertwine with one another, and the collecting layer includes fibrous fiber particles as the plurality of particles, and includes the particles having an average fiber diameter of 0.1 to 15 ?m and an average aspect ratio of 3 or larger. An open area ratio of the surface of the collecting layer is 20% or larger.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2012
    Publication date: September 27, 2012
    Applicant: NGK Insulators, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshinori ISODA, Yoshio Kikuchi
  • Publication number: 20120240538
    Abstract: There is provided a honeycomb filter including: a honeycomb base material; plugged portions; and a porous collecting layer disposed on the surface of the partition wall parent material in at least the remaining cells. The collecting layer has a constitution in which a plurality of particles combine or intertwine with one another, and the collecting layer includes flat plate-like particles as the plurality of particles. The plurality of particles are particles in which an average long diameter is 0.2 ?m or larger and smaller than 10 ?m, an average value of ratios (long diameters/short diameters) of the long diameters to the short diameters of the respective particles is smaller than 3, and an average value of ratios (the long diameters/thicknesses) of the long diameters to thicknesses of the respective particles is 3 or larger. An open area ratio of the surface of the collecting layer is 10% or larger.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2012
    Publication date: September 27, 2012
    Applicant: NGK Insulators, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshinori ISODA, Yoshio KIKUCHI
  • Publication number: 20120231243
    Abstract: A ceramic material mainly contains magnesium, aluminum, oxygen, and nitrogen, in which the ceramic material has a magnesium-aluminum oxynitride phase serving as a main phase, wherein XRD peaks of the magnesium-aluminum oxynitride phase measured with CuK? radiation appear at at least 2?=47 to 50°.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2012
    Publication date: September 13, 2012
    Applicant: NGK Insulators, Ltd.
    Inventors: Morimichi Watanabe, Asumi Jindo, Yuji Katsuda, Yosuke Sato, Yoshinori Isoda
  • Publication number: 20120231945
    Abstract: A ceramic material according to the present invention mainly contains magnesium, aluminum, oxygen, and nitrogen, the ceramic material has the crystal phase of a MgO—AlN solid solution in which aluminum nitride is dissolved in magnesium oxide, the crystal phase serving as a main phase. Preferably, XRD peaks corresponding to the (200) and (220) planes of the MgO—AlN solid solution measured with CuK? radiation appear at 2?=42.9 to 44.8° and 62.3 to 65.2°, respectively, the XRD peaks being located between peaks of cubic magnesium oxide and peaks of cubic aluminum nitride. More preferably, the XRD peak corresponding to the (111) plane appears at 2?=36.9 to 39°, the XRD peak being located between a peak of cubic magnesium oxide and a peak of cubic aluminum nitride.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2012
    Publication date: September 13, 2012
    Applicant: NGK Insulators, Ltd.
    Inventors: Morimichi WATANABE, Asumi Jindo, Yuji Katsuda, Yosuke Sato, Yoshinori Isoda
  • Patent number: 8041304
    Abstract: An area estimation apparatus 100 includes: a reception level receiving unit 110 configured to receive, from a plurality of the radio signal capturing terminals 40a and 40b via the network, a radio signal reception level transmitted from the radio signal transmitting terminal 10, a radio signal transmitting terminal ID for uniquely identifying the radio signal transmitting terminal 10, and a radio signal capturing terminal ID for uniquely identifying each of the plurality of radio signal capturing terminals 40a and 40b; with a presence area of the radio signal capturing terminals being known; a reception level storage unit 123 configured to store the radio signal reception level, the radio signal transmitting terminal ID and the radio signal capturing terminal ID, which are received from each of the radio signal capturing terminals 40a and 40b, in association with one another; and a presence area estimating unit 140 configured to refer to the reception level storage unit and to estimate the presence area of th
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2011
    Assignee: NTT DoCoMo, Inc.
    Inventors: Naoharu Yamada, Yoshinori Isoda
  • Patent number: 7952465
    Abstract: A wireless tag determination system includes a detection information storage configured to store information detected from a wireless tag by a tag reader, as detection information. A determination requesting unit is configured to request a determination for reliability of existence of the wireless tag within a detection range of the tag reader. A reliability determination unit is configured to determine the reliability by use of the detection information, in response to the request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2011
    Assignee: NTT DoCoMo, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenji Sakamoto, Goro Kunito, Yoshinori Isoda, Satoshi Tanaka, Kenichi Yamazaki
  • Patent number: 7756528
    Abstract: An area estimation system includes: a radio signal transmitting unit configured to transmit a radio signal to certain radio signal receiving terminal; a radio signal capturing unit configured to capture the radio signal transmitted from the radio signal transmitting unit, to obtain an RSSI for indicating a strength of the captured radio signal; an RSSI receiver unit configured to receive the RSSI, a radio signal transmitting unit ID for uniquely identifying the radio signal transmitting unit, and a radio signal capturing unit ID for uniquely identifying the radio signal capturing unit; an RSSI storage unit configured to store the RSSI, the radio signal transmitting unit ID and the radio signal capturing unit ID in association with one another; and a presence area estimating unit configured to estimate the presence area of the radio signal transmitting unit, by using the RSSI which is obtained by the radio signal capturing unit and stored in the RSSI storage unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2010
    Assignee: NTT DoCoMo, Inc.
    Inventors: Naoharu Yamada, Yoshinori Isoda, Akira Yamada, Satoshi Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20090070030
    Abstract: A mobile terminal that executes an application using context information in a plurality of environments in which determined context information is different. A storage stores an environment ID indicating environment in which a user is located and corresponding context information indicating user's context in association with an application ID; a receiver receives one environment ID and one condition determination result information from a context management server assigned in each environment, for delivering one environment ID indicating the environment and one condition determination result information indicating the user's context in the environment; a determining mechanism determines the application ID stored in the storage based on one environment ID and one condition determination result information received by the receiver means; and an execution mechanism executes the application corresponding to the application ID determined by the determining mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2006
    Publication date: March 12, 2009
    Applicant: NTT DoCoMo Inc.
    Inventors: Yoshinori Isoda, Shoji Kurakake
  • Publication number: 20090047909
    Abstract: An area estimation apparatus 100 includes: a reception level receiving unit 110 configured to receive, from a plurality of the radio signal capturing terminals 40a and 40b via the network, a radio signal reception level transmitted from the radio signal transmitting terminal 10, a radio signal transmitting terminal ID for uniquely identifying the radio signal transmitting terminal 10, and a radio signal capturing terminal ID for uniquely identifying each of the plurality of radio signal capturing terminals 40a and 40b; with a presence area of the radio signal capturing terminals being known; a reception level storage unit 123 configured to store the radio signal reception level, the radio signal transmitting terminal ID and the radio signal capturing terminal ID, which are received from each of the radio signal capturing terminals 40a and 40b, in association with one another; and a presence area estimating unit 140 configured to refer to the reception level storage unit and to estimate the presence area of th
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2008
    Publication date: February 19, 2009
    Applicant: NTT DoCoMo, Inc.
    Inventors: Naoharu Yamada, Yoshinori Isoda