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).

  • Publication number: 20230211325
    Abstract: A catalyst structure for synthesis gas production of a synthesis gas that contains carbon monoxide and hydrogen, the catalyst structure being provided with a carrier that has a porous structure, while being configured from a zeolite type compound; first catalyst particles that contain one or more iron group elements which are selected from the group consisting of nickel (Ni), iron (Fe) and cobalt (Co); and second catalyst particles that contain one or more platinum group elements which are selected from the group consisting of platinum (Pt), palladium (Pd), rhodium (Rh) and ruthenium (Ru). The catalyst structure for synthesis gas production has passages in communication with each other within the carrier. The first catalyst particles are present at least in the passages of the carrier; and the second catalyst particles are present at least either inside the carrier or on the outer surface of the carrier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2021
    Publication date: July 6, 2023
    Applicants: FURUKAWA ELECTRIC CO., LTD., NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION HOKKAIDO UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Yuichiro BANBA, Masayuki FUKUSHIMA, Takahiro UENO, Tomohiko MORI, Mai NISHII, Takao MASUDA, Yuta NAKASAKA, Takuya YOSHIKAWA
  • Publication number: 20230201814
    Abstract: To provide a functional structural body that can realize a long 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 in the channels (11) of the skeletal body (10).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2023
    Publication date: June 29, 2023
    Applicants: NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION HOKKAIDO UNIVERSITY, FURUKAWA ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takao MASUDA, Yuta NAKASAKA, Takuya YOSHIKAWA, Sadahiro KATO, Masayuki FUKUSHIMA, Kojiro INAMORI, Hiroko TAKAHASHI, Yuichiro BANBA, Kaori SEKINE
  • Patent number: 11684909
    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: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2023
    Assignee: FURUKAWA ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takao Masuda, Yuta Nakasaka, Takuya Yoshikawa, Sadahiro Kato, Masayuki Fukushima, Hiroko Takahashi, Yuichiro Banba, Kaori Sekine
  • Patent number: 11680211
    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: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2023
    Assignee: FURUKAWA ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takao Masuda, Yuta Nakasaka, Takuya Yoshikawa, Sadahiro Kato, Masayuki Fukushima, Hiroko Takahashi, Yuichiro Banba, Kaori Sekine
  • Patent number: 11666894
    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: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2023
    Assignee: FURUKAWA ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takao Masuda, Yuta Nakasaka, Takuya Yoshikawa, Sadahiro Kato, Masayuki Fukushima, Hiroko Takahashi, Yuichiro Banba, Kaori Sekine
  • Patent number: 11655157
    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: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2023
    Assignees: NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION HOKKAIDO UNIVERSITY, FURUKAWA ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takao Masuda, Yuta Nakasaka, Takuya Yoshikawa, Sadahiro Kato, Masayuki Fukushima, Kojiro Inamori, Hiroko Takahashi, Yuichiro Banba, Kaori Sekine
  • Patent number: 11654422
    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: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2023
    Assignee: FURUKAWA ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takao Masuda, Yuta Nakasaka, Takuya Yoshikawa, Sadahiro Kato, Masayuki Fukushima, Hiroko Takahashi, Yuichiro Banba, Kaori Sekine
  • Patent number: 11327298
    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: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: FUNAI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuichiro Masuda, Takeshi Inoda, Mika Hamaoka
  • Patent number: 11309482
    Abstract: A vibrating element includes a conductive first frame including a first beam portion and a first support portion supporting one end of the first beam portion, a conductive second frame that includes a second beam portion and a second support portion supporting one end of the second beam portion and is disposed separated from the first frame, an oscillating body that is disposed between another end of the first beam portion and another end of the second beam portion and connects the first beam portion and the second beam portion in an insulated state, and a power-consuming member that is installed on the oscillating body and is supplied with power via the first frame and the second frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: FUNAI ELECTRIC CO., LTD
    Inventor: Yuichiro Masuda
  • 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
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20190229257
    Abstract: A vibrating element includes a conductive first frame including a first beam portion and a first support portion supporting one end of the first beam portion, a conductive second frame that includes a second beam portion and a second support portion supporting one end of the second beam portion and is disposed separated from the first frame, an oscillating body that is disposed between another end of the first beam portion and another end of the second beam portion and connects the first beam portion and the second beam portion in an insulated state, and a power-consuming member that is installed on the oscillating body and is supplied with power via the first frame and the second frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2019
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Applicant: Funai Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yuichiro Masuda
  • Publication number: 20180364475
    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: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2018
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Applicant: FUNAI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: YUICHIRO MASUDA, TAKESHI INODA, MIKA HAMAOKA
  • Patent number: 10067222
    Abstract: A laser rangefinder includes a light source, a scanning mirror that scans laser light emitted from the light source by oscillating about an axis of oscillation J extending in a predetermined direction, a first lens that is disposed on an optical path of reflected light from a target object and condenses the reflected light onto the scanning mirror, a second lens that is disposed on an optical path of and condenses reflected light from the scanning mirror, and a photodetector that receives the reflected light condensed by the second lens. The first lens and the second lens are disposed in positions other than positions on an optical path of the laser light between a point of emission from the light source and a point of exit from the laser rangefinder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignees: FUNAI ELECTRIC CO., LTD., KYOTO UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Tomohisa Hirai, Ryusuke Horibe, Manabu Murayama, Shingo Setono, Yuichiro Masuda, Atsushi Mushimoto, Fumitoshi Matsuno
  • Patent number: 10031213
    Abstract: A laser scanner includes a light source, a scanning mirror, and a first photodetector. The scanning mirror includes: a first reflective surface reflects the laser light from the light source; and a second reflective surface that reflects, toward the photodetector, the laser light reflected from the target object. The first reflective surface and at least part of the second reflective surface are disposed at mutually different angles. When a first optical axis passing through the target object and the first reflective surface is parallel with a second optical axis passing through the target object and the second reflective surface, a third optical axis passing through the first reflective surface and the light source and a fourth optical axis passing through the second reflective surface and the photodetector are at a predetermined angle relative to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignees: FUNAI ELECTRIC CO., LTD., KYOTO UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Atsushi Mushimoto, Ryusuke Horibe, Manabu Murayama, Yuichiro Masuda, Tomohisa Hirai, Shingo Setono, Fumitoshi Matsuno