Patents by Inventor Yuichi Inoue

Yuichi 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: 11312906
    Abstract: A problem to be solved by the present invention is to provide a liquid crystal composition excellent in vertical alignment and compatibility and to provide a liquid crystal display device produced using the same. The problem is solved by a liquid crystal composition containing one or two or more kinds of self-aligning polymerizable monomers and one or two or more kinds of polymerizable monomers (or polymerizable compounds) having a specific chemical structure, and a liquid crystal display device produced using the same, specifically a liquid crystal composition containing a polymerizable monomer represented by General Formula (I) and a spontaneously aligning monomer which has a chemical structure different from that of the polymerizable monomer represented by General Formula (I), and has a polar group, and a liquid crystal display device containing the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: DIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Junichi Mamiya, Yuichi Inoue, Masaomi Kimura, Junko Yamamoto, Masanao Hayashi, Hirokazu Sugiyama
  • Patent number: 11242253
    Abstract: Provided is a method which not only prevents (i) accumulation of fine silicon powder in a separation device and a pipe which are provided in steps after passage of a filter and (ii) damage to a pump, but also reduces adhesion of a silane oligomer to the filter. A method, in accordance with an embodiment of the present invention, for producing polycrystalline silicon, includes: a silicon deposition step; a separation step; and a fine powder removal step of removing the fine silicon powder by passing a chlorosilane condensate through a filter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: TOKUYAMA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yuichi Inoue
  • Publication number: 20220035576
    Abstract: An object of the present disclosure is to print a nail art correctly in a case where the fingernail position changes during the period from detection of a printing-target fingernail area until printing is performed. One embodiment of the present invention is a program for causing a computer of an information processing apparatus to function as: a first detection unit configured to detect a printing-target fingernail area from a first captured image; a creation unit configured to create print data for performing printing in a fingernail area detected by the first detection unit; a second detection unit configured to detect a printing-target fingernail area from a second captured image before transmitting the print data to a printer; and a correction unit configured to correct the print data based on a difference between first detection results by the first detection unit and second detection results by the second detection unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2021
    Publication date: February 3, 2022
    Inventor: Yuichi Inoue
  • Publication number: 20210308871
    Abstract: In order to respond flexibly to various processing modes, such as forming curved surface shapes, when cutting a workpiece using a wire saw, this wire saw device (1) is provided with: a single robot arm (2) that is capable of moving freely by means of multi-axis control; a wire saw unit (3) that is detachably connected to the robot arm (2) via a tool changer (7); a wire (8) that spans a plurality of pulleys supported within the wire saw unit (3); and a workpiece cutting zone (20) that is established between the pulleys. The workpiece is cut to a prescribed shape by moving the robot arm (2) in a preset direction while running the wire (8) of the wire saw unit (3) and pressing the wire (8) against the supported workpiece.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2021
    Publication date: October 7, 2021
    Inventors: Makoto MASUDA, Hiroyuki KITA, Masahiro MORITA, Tatsuya KOMEDA, Takaaki YOSHIMURA, Hisashi YOSHIDA, Atsunori TAKEDA, Yuichi INOUE
  • Publication number: 20210171831
    Abstract: Provided are an alignment aid that sufficiently exerts an alignment control force causing liquid crystal molecules to be vertically aligned and can reduce a change in pretilt angle over time, a liquid crystal composition containing the alignment aid, and a liquid crystal display device. The alignment aid of the present invention has the function of causing the liquid crystal molecules to be aligned spontaneously. In the light absorption spectrum of the alignment aid, the longest wavelength at which the absorbance is 0.5 is 330 nm or shorter. Preferably, the light absorption spectrum is measured on a solution prepared by dissolving the alignment aid in tetrahydrofuran at a concentration of 1000 ppm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2019
    Publication date: June 10, 2021
    Applicant: DIC Corporation
    Inventors: Junko Yamamoto, Yuichi Inoue, Junichi Mamiya, Masaomi Kimura
  • Patent number: 10995006
    Abstract: Provided is a method for producing polycrystalline silicon at a lighter environmental load and at low production cost. A method in accordance with the present invention for producing polycrystalline silicon includes: a silicon deposition step; a separation step; a hydrogen chloride removal step; a hydrogen refining step; an activated carbon regeneration step; and a circulation step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: TOKUYAMA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuichi Inoue, Masami Enokuchi, Kotaro Okamura
  • Patent number: 10944121
    Abstract: The present invention provides a polymer electrolyte membrane having excellent strength, a small dimensional change, and a low membrane resistance. The polymer electrolyte membrane includes a porous film having pores and a polymer electrolyte contained in the pores. The porous film is obtained by copolymerizing tetrafluoroethylene and an ethylenic comonomer to provide polytetrafluoroethylene and then stretching the polytetrafluoroethylene. The porous film has an average pore size of greater than 0.20 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignees: ASAHI KASEI KABUSHIKI KAISHA, DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Yuichi Inoue, Kuon Miyazaki, Kentaro Kikuchi, Nobuki Uraoka, Shinichi Chaen, Tomohisa Konishi, Tadashi Ino
  • Publication number: 20210026206
    Abstract: The present invention provides a liquid crystal display device that includes a first substrate having an electrode A formed thereon; a second substrate having an electrode B formed thereon and being disposed to oppose the first substrate; and a liquid crystal layer disposed between the first substrate and the second substrate and substantially vertically aligned with respect to the first and second substrates when no voltage is applied between electrodes, in which the electrode A has a fishbone pattern having a branched portion, and a space (S ?m) between adjacent branches of branches of the fishbone pattern and an inter-substrate distance (d ?m) between the first substrate and the second substrate satisfy a relationship of formula (1): (d?0.6)/1.25<S<(d+1.1)/1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2019
    Publication date: January 28, 2021
    Applicant: DIC Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuki Kurisawa, Yuichi Inoue
  • Patent number: 10885499
    Abstract: A presentation management server analyzes vote information, selects an exhibit to be recommended for presentation based on analysis of the vote information, determines a recommended presentation time for having a presentation on the selected exhibit based on the presentation schedule information, and generates a presentation recommendation screen including a recommendation to have a presentation on the selected exhibit at the recommended presentation time for output through an exhibitor terminal operated by an exhibitor of the selected exhibit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Yuichi Inoue
  • Publication number: 20200311856
    Abstract: An image processing method for reading additional information from image data obtained by an imaging device capturing an image of a printed product with the additional information embedded therein as an electronic watermark includes acquiring, a plurality of times, distance information about a distance between the imaging device and the printed product, and causing a display to display a predetermined object in such a manner that a display form of the predetermined object changes according to the acquired distance information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2020
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Inventor: Yuichi Inoue
  • Patent number: 10764491
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes an imaging unit configured to capture an image of a printed matter in which additional information has been embedded by an electronic watermark and an extraction unit configured to perform an extraction process of extracting the additional information from captured image information obtained by the imaging unit. The image processing apparatus further includes a notification unit configured to notify information indicating that the imaging unit is in a stage of preparation for the extraction process in a case where a positional relationship between the printed matter and the imaging unit satisfies some of conditions for starting the extraction process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yuichi Inoue
  • Publication number: 20200224098
    Abstract: A problem to be solved by the present invention is to provide a liquid crystal composition excellent in vertical alignment and compatibility and to provide a liquid crystal display device produced using the same. The problem is solved by a liquid crystal composition containing one or two or more kinds of self-aligning polymerizable monomers and one or two or more kinds of polymerizable monomers (or polymerizable compounds) having a specific chemical structure, and a liquid crystal display device produced using the same, specifically a liquid crystal composition containing a polymerizable monomer represented by General Formula (I) and a spontaneously aligning monomer which has a chemical structure different from that of the polymerizable monomer represented by General Formula (I), and has a polar group, and a liquid crystal display device containing the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2018
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Applicant: DIC Corporation
    Inventors: Junichi Mamiya, Yuichi Inoue, Masaomi Kimura, Junko Yamamoto, Masanao Hayashi, Hirokazu Sugiyama
  • Publication number: 20200208054
    Abstract: The present invention provides a liquid crystal composition, containing: one kind or two or more kinds of a first monomer having a first mesogenic skeleton, at least one polymerizable group represented by the general formula (PG1) linked to the first mesogenic skeleton, and at least one polar group linked to the mesogenic skeleton or the polymerizable group; and one kind or two or more kinds of a second monomer having a second mesogenic skeleton and a polymerizable group represented by the general formula (PG2) linked to the second mesogenic skeleton, and having a chemical structure different from that of the first monomer, in an amount of more than 0.4% by mass, which is excellent in vertical alignment, burn-in characteristics (change with time of pretilt angle), and compatibility, and provides a liquid crystal display element using the liquid crystal composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2018
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Applicant: DIC CORPORATION (TOKYO)
    Inventors: Junko Yamamoto, Junichi Mamiya, Yuichi Inoue, Masaomi Kimura
  • Publication number: 20200203746
    Abstract: A polymer electrolyte membrane according to the present invention has a cluster diameter of 2.96 to 4.00 nm and a converted puncture strength of 300 gf/50 ?m or more. The polymer electrolyte membrane according to the present invention has a low electric resistance and an excellent mechanical strength.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2017
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Applicants: ASAHI KASEI KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ASAHI KASEI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yuichi INOUE, Takumi ISHII
  • Patent number: 10644339
    Abstract: The present invention provides a polymer electrolyte membrane having excellent strength, a small dimensional change, and a low membrane resistance. The polymer electrolyte membrane includes a porous film and a polymer electrolyte. The porous film has a fibril/node area ratio of 90/10 to 75/25.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignees: ASAHI KASEI KABUSHIKI KAISHA, DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Yuichi Inoue, Kuon Miyazaki, Norihito Tanaka, Kentaro Kikuchi, Nobuki Uraoka, Shinichi Chaen, Tomohisa Konishi, Tadashi Ino
  • Publication number: 20200086793
    Abstract: A periphery monitoring device includes, for example, an acquirer and a controller. The acquirer acquires a vehicle image of the vehicle and a peripheral image representing peripheral situation of a vehicle based on image data output from an imager mounted on the vehicle to image the surroundings of the vehicle, and to be displayed in an overhead mode. The vehicle image is to be displayed on the peripheral image in the overhead mode. The controller causes a virtual vehicle image to be displayed on the peripheral image together with the vehicle image. The virtual vehicle image represents, in the overhead mode, a state of the vehicle when traveling at a current steering angle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2018
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Applicant: AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kazuya WATANABE, Tetsuya MARUOKA, Yuichi INOUE, Yoko SAKAMOTO
  • Publication number: 20190375642
    Abstract: Provided is a method which not only prevents (i) accumulation of fine silicon powder in a separation device and a pipe which are provided in steps after passage of a filter and (ii) damage to a pump, but also reduces adhesion of a silane oligomer to the filter. A method, in accordance with an embodiment of the present invention, for producing polycrystalline silicon, includes: a silicon deposition step; a separation step; and a fine powder removal step of removing the fine silicon powder by passing a chlorosilane condensate through a filter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2017
    Publication date: December 12, 2019
    Inventor: Yuichi INOUE
  • Publication number: 20190317117
    Abstract: An automatic analyzer includes a control unit that performs a process when a sample necessary to perform measurement for measurement content selected on an item selection screen is not arranged in a sample-container array unit. The process includes referring to the measurement content selected on the item selection screen and availability information that is information indicating whether each position in the sample-container array unit is available. A position in the sample-container array unit at which a container containing the sample necessary to perform measurement for the selected measurement content is to be arranged is specified in accordance with a specified arrangement rule, and information on the specified position in the sample-container array unit is displayed on a display unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2018
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Inventor: Yuichi Inoue
  • Publication number: 20190248658
    Abstract: Provided is a method for producing polycrystalline silicon at a lighter environmental load and at low production cost. A method in accordance with the present invention for producing polycrystalline silicon includes: a silicon deposition step; a separation step; a hydrogen chloride removal step; a hydrogen refining step; an activated carbon regeneration step; and a circulation step.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2017
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Inventors: Yuichi INOUE, Masami ENOKUCHI, Kotaro OKAMURA
  • Publication number: 20190119575
    Abstract: [Object] An object of the present invention is to provide a liquid crystal composition containing a polymerizable compound for use in the manufacture of a PSA or PSVA liquid crystal display device. The polymerizable compound has a sufficiently high polymerization rate. The PSA or PSVA liquid crystal display device has few or no display defects due to a change in pretilt angle, has an adequate pretilt angle, and has high responsiveness. The present invention also provides a liquid crystal display device having the liquid crystal composition. [Solution] The object is achieved by using a liquid crystal composition containing one or two or more polymerizable compounds represented by the general formula (I).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2017
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Applicant: DIC Corporation
    Inventors: Marina Goto, Yuichi Inoue, Shota Kosaka, Go Sudo, Masanao Hayashi, Manabu Takachi