Patents by Inventor Yuichiro Masuda

Yuichiro Masuda 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: 10969577
    Abstract: An optical scanning device includes a reflector that is pivotable, a light-emitter that emits a detection light toward the reflector, a detector that receives the detection light reflected at the reflector, and a light-blocking unit that includes a slit wherethrough the detection light passes. The light-blocking unit is disposed on an optical path whereby the detection light reflected from the reflector advances to the detector. The slit has an aspect ratio where a length of the slit in a direction in which the optical path extends relative to a length of the slit in a width direction is equal to or greater than a predetermined value. The width direction is along a pivoting direction of the reflector, of an opening end portion of the slit. The detector is configured to detect a pivot angle of the reflector by receiving the detection light that passes through the slit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Funai Electric Co., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuichiro Masuda, Tomohisa Hirai
  • Publication number: 20210080713
    Abstract: The optical scanning device includes a swingable reflector; a blocking unit that is provided in the reflector to move in linkage with the reflector; and a sensor unit that includes at least a first sensor unit and a second sensor unit, wherein each of the first and second sensor units includes an output unit, which is a light generator or an electromagnetic wave generator configured to output a detection target and a detection unit, which is a light receiver or an electromagnetic wave receiver configured to detect the detection target. The output unit is at a position that faces the detection unit. When the reflector is in a predetermined swing angle range, the blocking plate blocks a path of the detection target between the output unit and the detection unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2020
    Publication date: March 18, 2021
    Applicant: FUNAI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: YUICHIRO MASUDA, TAKESHI INODA, MIKA HAMAOKA
  • Patent number: 10921451
    Abstract: A laser device includes a light source that emits light; a first reflector that reflects the light toward a predetermined range; a second reflector that reflects the light reflected from the predetermined range; a light receiver that receives the light reflected by the second reflector; a driver that swings the first and the second reflector in an angular range corresponding to the predetermined range; and a calculator that: stores first information about the light reflected by the first reflector toward the predetermined range and second information about the light received by the light receiver; and measures movement speed and movement direction of a target reflecting the light from the first reflector based on the first and the second information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Funai Electric Co., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuichiro Masuda, Yasuo Masaki, Manabu Murayama
  • Patent number: 10884239
    Abstract: Provided is an optical scanning device. The optical scanning device includes a swingable reflection unit; a blocking unit that is provided in the reflection unit to move in linkage with the reflection unit; and a sensor unit that includes an output unit configured to output a detection target and a detection unit configured to detect the detection target, wherein, when the reflection unit is in a predetermined swing angle range, the blocking unit blocks a path of the detection target between the output unit and the detection unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: FUNAI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuichiro Masuda, Takeshi Inoda, Mika Hamaoka
  • Publication number: 20200411252
    Abstract: Disclosed is an electrolytic capacitor including: a capacitor element including a pair of electrodes; an electrolyte interposed between the pair of electrodes, a pair of leads electrically connected to the pair of electrodes, respectively; a case in which the capacitor element and the electrolyte are accommodated, and that has an opening, a sealing member that seals the opening, and has a pair of insertion holes for leading out the leads; an insulating plate having a pair of through holes for leading out the leads; and a resin member filled between the sealing member and the insulating plate, wherein the insulating plate has a resin bonding surface that abuts against the resin member, and a mounting surface opposed to the resin bonding surface, and includes at least one protrusion or recess on the resin bonding surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2018
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Inventors: Miyoko MASUDA, Yuichiro TSUBAKI, Tatsuji AOYAMA, Daisuke KUBO
  • Publication number: 20200114335
    Abstract: To provide a highly active structured catalyst for methanol reforming that suppresses the decline in catalytic function and has excellent catalytic function, and a methanol reforming device. A structured catalyst for methanol reforming, including: a support of a porous structure composed of a zeolite-type compound; and a catalytic substance present in the support, in which the support has channels communicating with each other, and the catalytic substance is present at least in the channels of the support.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2019
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Inventors: Takao MASUDA, Yuta NAKASAKA, Takuya YOSHIKAWA, Sadahiro KATO, Masayuki FUKUSHIMA, Hiroko TAKAHASHI, Yuichiro BANBA, Kaori SEKINE
  • Publication number: 20200114338
    Abstract: Provided are a structured catalyst for CO shift or reverse shift that can realize a long life time by suppressing the decline in function, a method for producing the same, a CO shift or reverse shift reactor, a method for producing carbon dioxide and hydrogen, and a method for producing carbon monoxide and water. The structured catalyst for CO shift or reverse shift (1) includes a support (10) of a porous structure composed of a zeolite-type compound, and at least one CO shift or reverse shift catalytic substance (20) present in the support (10), the support (10) has channels (11) connecting with each other, and the CO shift or reverse shift catalytic substance (20) is present at least in the channels (11) of the support (10).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2019
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Inventors: Takao MASUDA, Yuta NAKASAKA, Takuya YOSHIKAWA, Sadahiro KATO, Masayuki FUKUSHIMA, Hiroko TAKAHASHI, Yuichiro BANBA, Kaori SEKINE
  • Publication number: 20200114337
    Abstract: Provided are a structured catalyst for aromatic hydrocarbon production and an aromatic hydrocarbon producing device including a structured catalyst for aromatic hydrocarbon production, in which a reduction in catalytic activity is suppressed and an aromatic hydrocarbon can be efficiently produced. A structured catalyst for aromatic hydrocarbon production, including: a support of a porous framework composed of a zeolite-type compound; and at least one catalytic substance present in the support, in which the support has channels communicating with each other, and the catalytic substance is made of metal nanoparticles and is present at least in the channels of the support.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2019
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Inventors: Takao MASUDA, Yuta NAKASAKA, Takuya YOSHIKAWA, Sadahiro KATO, Masayuki FUKUSHIMA, Hiroko TAKAHASHI, Yuichiro BANBA, Kaori SEKINE
  • Publication number: 20200114341
    Abstract: To provide a functional structural body that can realize ong life time by suppressing the decline in function of the functional substance and that can attempt to save resources without requiring a complicated replacement operation, and to provide a method for making the functional structural body. The functional structural body (1) includes a skeletal body (10) of a porous structure composed of a zeolite-type compound, and at least one functional substance (20) present in the skeletal body (10), the skeletal body (10) has channels (11) connecting with each other, and the functional substance is present at least the channels (11) of the skeletal body (10).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2019
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Inventors: Takao MASUDA, Yuta NAKASAKA, Takuya YOSHIKAWA, Sadahiro KATO, Masayuki FUKUSHIMA, Kojiro INAMORI, Hiroko TAKAHASHI, Yuichiro BANBA, Kaori SEKINE
  • Publication number: 20200114339
    Abstract: The structured catalyst for oxidation for exhaust gas purification includes a support having a porous structure constituted by a zeolite-type compound, and at least one type of oxidation catalyst that is present in the support and selected from the group consisting of metal and metal oxide, the support having channels that communicate with each other, and the oxidation catalyst being present in at least the channels of the support.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2019
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Inventors: Takao MASUDA, Yuta NAKASAKA, Takuya YOSHIKAWA, Sadahiro KATO, Masayuki FUKUSHIMA, Hiroko TAKAHASHI, Yuichiro BANBA, Kaori SEKINE
  • Publication number: 20200114336
    Abstract: An object of the present disclosure is to provide a structured photocatalyst that can effectively prevent aggregation of photocatalyst particles and maintain favorable photocatalytic functionality over a long period of time. A structured photocatalyst including a support of porous structure including a zeolite-type compound and at least one photocatalytic substance present in the support, the support including channels connecting with each other, and the photocatalytic substance including metal oxide nanoparticles and being present at least at the channels of the support.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2019
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Inventors: Takao Masuda, Yuta Nakasaka, Takuya Yoshikawa, Sadahiro Kato, Masayuki Fukushima, Hiroko Takahashi, Yuichiro Banba, Kaori Sekine
  • Publication number: 20200115248
    Abstract: A functional structural body that can realize a prolonged life time by suppressing the decrease in function and that can fulfill resource saving without requiring a complicated replacement operation is provided. A functional structural body includes a skeletal body of a porous structure composed of a zeolite-type compound; and at least one solid acid present in the skeletal body, the skeletal body has channels connecting with each other, and the solid acid is present at least in the channels of the skeletal body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2019
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Inventors: Takao MASUDA, Yuta NAKASAKA, Takuya YOSHIKAWA, Sadahiro KATO, Masayuki FUKUSHIMA, Kojiro INAMORI, Hiroko TAKAHASHI, Yuichiro BANBA, Kaori SEKINE
  • Publication number: 20200115640
    Abstract: Provided is a structured catalyst for hydrodesulfurization that suppresses the decline in catalytic activity and achieves efficient hydrodesulfurization. The structured catalyst for hydrodesulfurization (1) includes a support (10) of a porous structure composed of a zeolite-type compound, and at least one catalytic substance (20) present in the support (10), the support (10) having channels (11) connecting with each other, and the catalytic substance (20) being present at least in the channels (11) of the support (10).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2019
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Inventors: Takao MASUDA, Yuta NAKASAKA, Takuya YOSHIKAWA, Sadahiro KATO, Masayuki FUKUSHIMA, Hiroko TAKAHASHI, Yuichiro BANBA, Kaori SEKINE
  • Publication number: 20200108378
    Abstract: Provide is a functional structural body that can suppress aggregation of metal oxide nanoparticles and prevent functional loss of metal oxide nanoparticles, and thus exhibit a stable function over a long period of time. A functional structural body (1) includes: a skeletal body (10) of a porous structure composed of a zeolite-type compound; and at least one type of metal oxide nanoparticles (20) containing a perovskite-type oxide present in the skeletal body (10), the skeletal body (10) having channels (11) that connect with each other, and the metal oxide nanoparticles (20) being present at least in the channels (11) of the skeletal body (10).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2019
    Publication date: April 9, 2020
    Inventors: Takao MASUDA, Yuta NAKASAKA, Takuya YOSHIKAWA, Sadahiro KATO, Masayuki FUKUSHIMA, Kojiro INAMORI, Hiroko TAKAHASHI, Yuichiro BANBA, Kaori SEKINE
  • Publication number: 20200108374
    Abstract: A functional structural body includes a skeletal body of a porous structure composed of a zeolite-type compound, and at least one type of metallic nanoparticles present in the skeletal body, the skeletal body having channels connecting with each other, the metallic nanoparticles being present at least in the channels of the skeletal body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2019
    Publication date: April 9, 2020
    Inventors: Takao MASUDA, Yuta NAKASAKA, Takuya YOSHIKAWA, Sadahiro KATO, Masayuki FUKUSHIMA, Kojiro INAMORI, Hiroko TAKAHASHI, Yuichiro BANBA, Kaori SEKINE
  • Publication number: 20200094232
    Abstract: A structured catalyst for steam reforming of the present disclosure is used for producing reformed gas containing hydrogen from a reforming raw material containing hydrocarbon, and includes a support having a porous structure constituted of a zeolite-type compound, and at least one catalytic substance present inside the support. The support includes channels connecting with each other, and the catalytic substance is metal nanoparticles and present at least in the channels of the support.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2019
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Inventors: Takao MASUDA, Yuta NAKASAKA, Takuya YOSHIKAWA, Sadahiro KATO, Masayuki FUKUSHIMA, Hiroko TAKAHASHI, Yuichiro BANBA, Kaori SEKINE
  • Publication number: 20200094229
    Abstract: To provide a structured catalyst for catalytic cracking or hydrodesulfurization that suppresses decline in catalytic activity, achieves efficient catalytic cracking, and allows simple and stable obtaining of a substance to be modified. The structured catalyst for catalytic cracking or hydrodesulfurization (1) includes a support (10) of a porous structure composed of a zeolite-type compound and at least one type of metal oxide nanoparticles (20) present in the support (10), in which the support (10) has channels (11) that connect with each other, the metal oxide nanoparticles (20) are present at least in the channels (11) of the support (10), and the metal oxide nanoparticles (20) are composed of a material containing any one or two more of the oxides of Fe, Al, Zn, Zr, Cu, Co, Ni, Ce, Nb, Ti, Mo, V, Cr, Pd, and Ru.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2019
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Inventors: Takao MASUDA, Yuta NAKASAKA, Takuya YOSHIKAWA, Sadahiro KATO, Masayuki FUKUSHIMA, Hiroko TAKAHASHI, Yuichiro BANBA, Kaori SEKINE
  • Patent number: 10545241
    Abstract: A position detecting apparatus includes a light-transmitting mirror that pivots around a pivot shaft and reflects measuring light from a light source; a light-receiving mirror that pivots around the pivot shaft and reflects returning light from an object; and a light-receiving element that receives the returning light from the light-receiving mirror. When the light-transmitting mirror and the light-receiving mirror are at rest, a first mirror angle between a mirror surface of the light-receiving mirror and a direction from the pivot shaft to the light-receiving element is larger than a second mirror angle between a mirror surface of the light-transmitting mirror and the direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Funai Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Manabu Murayama, Yuichiro Masuda, Tomohisa Hirai
  • Patent number: 10416287
    Abstract: A laser device includes a transmitter that emits a light, a first reflector that pivotally reflects the light by a shaft, a light receiver provided apart from the transmitter in a first direction parallel to the shaft, a guide part that receives the light from the first reflector and changes a direction of the light in the first direction, and a second reflector that reflects a returning light from an object and pivots in sync with the first reflector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Funai Electric Co., LTD.
    Inventor: Yuichiro Masuda
  • Publication number: 20190243127
    Abstract: An optical scanning device includes a reflector that is pivotable, a light-emitter that emits a detection light toward the reflector, a detector that receives the detection light reflected at the reflector, and a light-blocking unit that includes a slit wherethrough the detection light passes. The light-blocking unit is disposed on an optical path whereby the detection light reflected from the reflector advances to the detector. The slit has an aspect ratio where a length of the slit in a direction in which the optical path extends relative to a length of the slit in a width direction is equal to or greater than a predetermined value. The width direction is along a pivoting direction of the reflector, of an opening end portion of the slit. The detector is configured to detect a pivot angle of the reflector by receiving the detection light that passes through the slit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2019
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Applicant: Funai Electric Co., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuichiro Masuda, Tomohisa Hirai