Yuji Tanaka 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: According to one aspect of the present invention, a resin composition for an insulating layer includes: an olefinic resin as a main component; and a metal deactivator, wherein a content of the metal deactivator exceeds 0.05% by mass, and wherein a melting point of the metal deactivator is greater than or equal to 200° C.
Abstract: Swirl flow-forming body includes main body, first end face that is formed at main body and faces a member to which suction is applied, hole that opens on first end face, jetting port that is formed on inner periphery of main body, inner periphery facing hole, and fluid passage that allows fluid to be discharged into hole via jetting port so as to form a swirl flow that generates negative pressure for applying suction to the member. Inner periphery is formed so as to guide fluid discharged via jetting port, in a direction away from the member, to be discharged from hole.
Abstract: In a webbing retractor, due to a moving member being moved toward an axial direction distal end side, and first teeth and second teeth of a rotating member piercing the moving member, the rotating member is rotated in a take-up direction. Here, at the moving member, a sectional surface area, in a direction orthogonal to an axis, of a small diameter portion that is at an axial direction distal end side is made to be small as compared with a moving member main body that is at an axial direction proximal end side. Therefore, resistance to movement of the moving member can be reduced.
Abstract: An image forming apparatus is configured to form an image on a recording medium by scanning of the image forming apparatus by a user. The image forming apparatus includes an image forming device and processing circuitry. The image forming device includes a plurality of image forming arrays. Each of the image forming arrays includes an image forming portion configured to form the image. The processing circuitry is configured to set an image forming array to be used to form the image, according to a use mode of the image forming apparatus.
March 6, 2020
Date of Patent:
May 11, 2021
RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
Ko Tokumaru, Jun Shiori, Takuya Murata, Yuji Tanaka, Takahisa Koike
Abstract: A nozzle is stored in a nozzle storage hole of a waiting pod. In this state, a cleaning liquid is discharged to an outer peripheral surface of the nozzle from a plurality of discharge ports. Thus, a coating liquid and its solidified matter adhering to the nozzle are dissolved and removed from the nozzle. Subsequently, a metal removal liquid is discharged from a plurality of discharge ports to the outer peripheral surface of the nozzle. Thus, a metallic component remaining on the nozzle is dissolved and removed from the nozzle. Further, pure water is discharged to the outer peripheral surface of the nozzle from the plurality of discharge ports, and the metal removal liquid adhering to the nozzle is cleaned away.
October 27, 2016
Date of Patent:
May 11, 2021
Yuji Tanaka, Masaya Asai, Masahiko Harumoto, Koji Kaneyama
Abstract: A wire harness including: a wire; a cover that covers an outer circumference of a portion of the wire in a length direction thereof; an electromagnetic wave absorber mounted on an outer circumference of the cover; and a fixing member that fixes one end of the cover in a length direction thereof to the wire, wherein: the electromagnetic wave absorber includes a ring-shaped magnetic substance core, and a ring-shaped case in which the magnetic substance core is housed, the cover includes a first latch formed on an outer circumferential surface of the cover, and the case includes a second latch that latches to the first latch in the length direction of the cover.
Abstract: A switching loss of a power conversion device is sufficiently reduced. A DC-DC converter includes a switching circuit that converts input first DC power into AC power, a transformer that performs voltage conversion of the AC power, and an output circuit that converts the AC power subjected to the voltage conversion by the transformer into second DC power. The control circuit that controls the DC-DC converter calculates a magnetic flux density value B of the transformer and controls a drive frequency of the switching circuit based on the calculated magnetic flux density value B.
Abstract: An oxygen concentration is lowered in accordance with a set lowering process, and thereafter a heat treatment is performed. Accordingly, the heat treatment is performed to a substrate W while the oxygen concentration in a heat treating space HS is lowered. Consequently, a treatment atmosphere within the heat treating space is able to be made suitable for a heat treatment process, leading to appropriate film deposition. In addition, the oxygen concentration is lowered in accordance with a concentration level in recipes. This avoids an excessively lowered oxygen concentration, leading to prevention of reduced throughput.
Abstract: A steering system that is telescopically extendable and retractable using a motor driving force includes a motor, a telescopic steering shaft, a tube that supports the steering shaft such that the steering shaft is rotatable and that is movable with telescopic movement of the steering shaft, and a driving force transmission device that transmits a rotational driving force of the motor to the tube. The driving force transmission device includes a driving force converter that converts the rotational driving force of the motor to a linear driving force, and a coupling member that couples the driving force converter to the tube. The coupling member is breakable by an impact force applied thereto through the steering shaft and the supporting member during a secondary collision so as to decouple the driving force converter from the tube.
Abstract: A sugar-responsive gel that is highly resistant to temperature changes, and a sugar-responsive drug delivery device including such a gel. The sugar-responsive gel, which comprises a gel composition including a monomer having a hydroxyl group in addition to a phenylboronic-acid-based monomer, can exhibit suitable temperature resistance. A sugar-responsive drug delivery device including such a sugar-responsive gel is less susceptible to the effects of temperature changes, and therefore can prevent undesirable excessive delivery of a drug such as insulin.
Abstract: According to an embodiment, an emergency core cooling system has: three active safety divisions each including only one motor-driven active safety system; one passive safety division including a passive safety system; an emergency power source disposed in each of the active safety divisions to supply electric power to the motor-driven active safety system; and an advanced passive containment cooling system disposed in the passive safety division. Only two active safety divisions each includes a low pressure flooder system that is commonly used with a residual heat removal system as the only one motor-driven active safety system. The other active safety division includes an air-cooled injection system as the only one motor-driven active safety system.
February 15, 2018
Date of Patent:
April 27, 2021
Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba, Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions Corporation
Abstract: A storage control apparatus includes a memory to store meta-information associating a position of a logical area with a position of a physical area, and a processor to, when a first data block including data, a check code corresponding to the data, and first information related to a position within the logical area is stored in the physical area, and a second data block including the data, the check code, and second information related to a position within the logical area is written in the logical area, obtain a first position at which the first data block is present in the physical area, based on meta-information of the first data block in the meta-information, associate the first position as a position of the physical area in meta-information of the second data block in the meta-information with the position to which the second data block is written in the logical area.
Abstract: An exposure device has a cylindrical peripheral wall member. The peripheral wall member forms a processing space in which a substrate is storable and has an upper opening and a lower opening. Further, a light emitter is provided in an upper portion of the peripheral wall member to close the upper opening. A lower lid member that is provided to be movable in an up-and-down direction and configured to be capable of closing and opening the lower opening is provided below the peripheral wall member. The atmosphere in the processing space is replaced with an inert gas with the substrate stored in the processing space and the lower opening closed by the lower lid member. In this state, vacuum ultraviolet rays are emitted to the substrate from the light emitter, and the substrate is exposed.
Abstract: Exhaust of gas in the processing chamber is started by a gas exhaust section, and supply of an inert gas into the processing chamber is started by a gas supply section after a predetermined time length has elapsed since the exhaust of gas is started. Alternatively, the gas in the processing chamber in which a substrate is stored is exhausted by the gas exhaust section, the inert gas is supplied into the processing chamber by the gas supply section, and the pressure in a light emitter that has a light-transmitting plate is allowed to match or be close to the pressure in the processing chamber. The substrate in the processing chamber is irradiated with vacuum ultraviolet rays by the light emitter with an oxygen concentration in the gas in the processing chamber lowered to a predetermined concentration. Thus, the substrate is exposed.
Abstract: A coating liquid containing metal as a metal-containing coating liquid is supplied to a surface to be processed of a substrate by a coating processing unit, whereby a metal-containing coating film is formed on the surface to be processed. The substrate on which the metal-containing coating film has been formed is transported to a metal removal unit by a transport mechanism. A removal liquid for dissolving the metal is supplied to a peripheral portion of the substrate by the metal removal unit such that the metal-containing coating film remains in a region except for the peripheral portion of the surface to be processed of the substrate.
November 6, 2020
March 18, 2021
Yuji TANAKA, Masaya ASAI, Masahiko HARUMOTO, Koji KANEYAMA
Abstract: Disclosed is a substrate treating method for performing a heat treatment of a substrate having a treated film formed thereon in a heat treating space of a heat treating chamber. The method includes an exhaust step of performing exhaust of gas within the heat treating space, an inert gas supply step of supplying inert gas into the heat treating space, and a heat treating step of performing the heat treatment of the substrate in the heat treating space.
Abstract: Disclosed is a substrate treating method for treating a substrate with a directed self-assembly material applied thereto. The substrate treating method includes a heating step and a cooling step. The heating step includes heating the substrate to perform phase separation of the directed self-assembly material by maintaining an interior of a treatment container in a non-oxidizing gas atmosphere and placing the substrate at a heating position. The cooling step includes cooling the substrate by maintaining the interior of the treatment container in the non-oxidizing gas atmosphere, placing the substrate at a cooling position further away from the heating unit than the heating position, supplying non-oxidizing gas into the treatment container, and exhausting gas within the treatment container.
Abstract: Disclosed is a substrate treating method for performing a heat treatment of a substrate in a heat treating space. The method includes a loading step of loading the substrate on support pins, an exhaust step of exhausting gas within the heat treating space, an inert gas supply step of supplying inert gas into the heat treating space, an under-substrate space gas discharging step of discharging gas within an under-substrate space between the substrate and the top face of the heat treating plate, and a heat treating step of retracting the support pins into the heat treating plate, and performing the heat treatment of the substrate placed on the top face of the heat treating plate in the heat treating space.