Patents by Inventor Akihiro Kato

Akihiro Kato 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: 12000353
    Abstract: An intake system of an internal combustion engine, in which a phase angle between throttle valves is provided in order to perform combustion appropriate for each cylinder so as to stabilize a number of revolutions and thereby suppress generation of unburned gas, is provided. The intake system is provided to intake passages of an internal combustion engine with parallel cylinders. The intake system includes a power transmission mechanism configured to transmit power from a power source to throttle shafts so as to synchronize and simultaneously turn a plurality of throttle valves and thereby open and close the intake passages. At least one of the throttle valves is an angled throttle valve having a phase angle at an open position relative to the other throttle valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2023
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2024
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jun Nakano, Noriyuki Suzuki, Akihiko Matsukawa, Yoshikazu Goto, Kenichi Sano, Akihiro Kanoe, Takeo Kato
  • Publication number: 20240168367
    Abstract: A projection-type display device includes a first collimator lens configured to collimate a plurality of laser beams of a first wavelength, a first condenser lens, a second collimator lens configured to collimate a plurality of laser beams of a second wavelength, a second condenser lens, a light diffusing element, a first integrator illumination system configured to superimpose the laser beams of the first wavelength to form a rectangular irradiation region for the first wavelength, a second integrator illumination system configured to superimpose the laser beams of the second wavelength to form a rectangular irradiation region for the second wavelength, a first deflection unit, a second deflection unit, a transfer optical system configured to transfer the rectangular irradiation region for the first wavelength and the second wavelength to a reflective light modulation element, and a projection lens configured to project image light.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2023
    Publication date: May 23, 2024
    Inventors: Akihiro Yamakage, Atsushi Kato, Yufei Mei
  • Patent number: 11960182
    Abstract: Provided is a light absorption anisotropic film capable of preparing an image display device having excellent display performance and excellent durability, and a laminate and an image display device formed of the light absorption anisotropic film. The light absorption anisotropic film is used for an image display device, which is formed of a liquid crystal composition containing a liquid crystal compound and a dichroic substance, in which in a signal derived from the dichroic substance detected by time-of-flight secondary ion mass spectrometry, a relationship between a maximum intensity Imax of the light absorption anisotropic film in a thickness direction and an intensity Isur1 in a surface of the light absorption anisotropic film on a viewing side of the image display device satisfies Expression (I-1) 2.0?Imax/Isur1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Yumi Kato, Naoki Koito, Hiroshi Matsuyama, Akihiro Sugita, Takehiro Kasahara, Naoyoshi Yamada
  • Patent number: 11937410
    Abstract: A package-type fluid machine includes a compressor unit including a compression portion that compresses a fluid, a motor that drives the compression portion, and a cooling fan that is driven by the motor; a machine chamber in which the compressor unit is disposed; an inverter chamber which is adjacent to the machine chamber and in which an inverter is disposed; a partition wall that partitions off the machine chamber from the inverter chamber and has an opening; and an inverter intake port that is disposed in the inverter chamber to take in a cooling gas. The cooling fan is disposed on a side of the machine chamber, the opening being located on the side. The cooling fan is driven to cause the cooling gas to flow from the inverter intake port to the opening to cool the inverter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: Hitachi Industrial Equipment Systems Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Fuminori Kato, Yoshiyuki Kanemoto, Hiroaki Saito, Daichi Oka, Akihiro Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 11925324
    Abstract: An insertion apparatus includes: a base member, a rotary shaft, and a driven member including a hole. A plurality of concave portions are formed on the rotary shaft, and a pair of side wall surfaces which form each of the plurality of concave portions are disposed so as to intersect with each other at a right angle or at an obtuse angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akihiro Kato, Takuya Toyooka, Fumitoshi Hayakawa
  • Publication number: 20240074318
    Abstract: [Object] To provide a transducer capable of providing a high degree of freedom in deformation and suppressing a risk of breakage and a method of producing the transducer. [Solving Means] In order to achieve the above-described object, a transducer according to an embodiment of the present technology includes an elastomer. The elastomer extends along a predetermined axis direction, and has both end portions in which at least two electrodes having followability are disposed on both sides around a predetermined axis in the predetermined axis direction, the both end portions being elongated to be folded in a direction perpendicular to the predetermined axis. This makes it possible to provide a high degree of freedom in deformation and to suppress a risk of breakage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2021
    Publication date: February 29, 2024
    Inventors: YUSAKU KATO, AKIHIRO NAKATA, RYO IWAMURO, DAISUKE YAMAMOTO, HIROYUKI MITSUHASHI, YOSHIO GOTO
  • Patent number: 11901655
    Abstract: A pin terminal includes a bar-like base material and a plating layer covering a predetermined region of the base material. A constituent material of the base material is pure copper or a copper alloy. The plating layer includes a tin-based layer made of metal containing tin. One end side of the base material includes a tip covering portion covering an entire region in a circumferential direction of the base material. The tin-based layer includes the tip covering portion. The tip covering portion includes a thin film portion and a thick film portion at positions different in the circumferential direction of the base material. The thin film portion is provided in contact with the base material. The number of whiskers present on a surface of the thin film portion is 15 or less in a square visual field having one side length of 0.35 mm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignees: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Mikio Sato, Akihiro Kato, Mitsuhiro Kumondai, Yoshifumi Saka
  • Publication number: 20240035179
    Abstract: An electrode for use in an alkaline electrolysis process, the electrode comprising: a metal substrate; a catalytic layer disposed on the metal substrate, the catalytic layer comprising nickel and nickel oxide and having a porosity less than about 1 m2/g; and an active composition disposed both on and within the catalytic layer, the active composition comprising one or more metal compounds selected from a cobalt compound, an iridium compound, a rhodium compound, an iron compound, a platinum compound, a lithium compound and a manganese compound. An alkaline water electrolysis unit comprising the electrode and a method of forming the electrode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2021
    Publication date: February 1, 2024
    Inventors: Francesco PINO, Nakai TAKAAKI, Akihiro KATO
  • Patent number: 11866834
    Abstract: The present invention provides an electrode for electrolysis in which electrolysis performance is hard to deteriorate and excellent catalytic activity is kept stable over a long period of time even when electric power in which there is a large fluctuation in output, such as renewable energy, is used as a power source. The electrode for electrolysis is an electrode 10 for electrolysis provided with an electrically conductive substrate 2 at least the surface of which contains nickel or a nickel-based alloy, an intermediate layer 4 formed on the surface of the electrically conductive substrate 2 and containing a lithium-containing nickel oxide represented by composition formula LixNi2-xO2 (0.02?x?0.5), and a catalyst layer 6 of a nickel cobalt spinel oxide, an iridium oxide, or the like, the catalyst layer 6 formed on the surface of the intermediate layer 4.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignees: DE NORA PERMELEC LTD, KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shigenori Mitsushima, Yoshiyuki Kuroda, Ikuo Nagashima, Tatsuya Taniguchi, Yoshinori Nishiki, Akihiro Kato, Awaludin Zaenal, Fumiya Tsujii, Takaaki Nakai
  • Publication number: 20230304174
    Abstract: Provided is an anode for alkaline water electrolysis comprising a conductive substrate and a coating formed on a surface of the conductive substrate, wherein the coating comprises 1) a lithium-containing nickel oxide, 2) an iridium oxide, and 3) at least one of a strontium oxide, a lanthanum oxide, and a calcium oxide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2021
    Publication date: September 28, 2023
    Inventors: Osamu ARIMOTO, Akihiro KATO, Takaaki NAKAI
  • Publication number: 20230260505
    Abstract: An information processing method includes obtaining speech data based on a distance between a sound collection device and a speaker, obtaining text data input in a service for exchanging messages, and outputting first learning data that is based on the speech data and second learning data that includes the text data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2022
    Publication date: August 17, 2023
    Inventors: Masaki NOSE, Akihiro KATO, Hiroyuki NAGANO, Yuuto GOTOH
  • Patent number: 11692276
    Abstract: The present invention realizes industrially excellent effects such that when electric power having a large output fluctuation, such as renewable energy, is used as a power source, electrolysis performance is unlikely to be deteriorated and excellent catalytic activity is retained stably over a longer period of time, and in addition, the present invention provides a technique that enables forming a catalyst layer of an oxygen generation anode, which gives such excellent effects, with a more versatile materials and by a simple electrolysis method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2023
    Assignees: DE NORA PERMELEC LTD, KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION YOKOHAMA NATIONAL UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Shigenori Mitsushima, Yoshiyuki Kuroda, Shohei Takatsu, Ikuo Nagashima, Tatsuya Taniguchi, Akihiko Inomata, Ayaka Nagai, Yoshinori Nishiki, Akihiro Kato, Awaludin Zaenal, Takaaki Nakai
  • Publication number: 20230172225
    Abstract: Provided is a non-splatter cooking oil even when water is mixed during heating. A magnetic field having a frequency higher than 200 kHz is applied to an edible oil.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2020
    Publication date: June 8, 2023
    Inventors: Akihiro KATO, Teruhito IRIFUNE
  • Publication number: 20230109702
    Abstract: The present invention realizes industrially excellent effects such that when electric power having a large output fluctuation, such as renewable energy, is used as a power source, electrolysis performance is unlikely to be deteriorated and excellent catalytic activity is retained stably over a longer period of time, and in addition, the present invention provides a technique that enables forming a catalyst layer of an oxygen generation anode, which gives such excellent effects, with a more versatile materials and by a simple electrolysis method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2021
    Publication date: April 13, 2023
    Inventors: Shigenori MITSUSHIMA, Yoshiyuki KURODA, Shohei TAKATSU, Ikuo NAGASHIMA, Tatsuya TANIGUCHI, Akihiko INOMATA, Ayaka NAGAI, Yoshinori NISHIKI, Akihiro KATO, Awaludin ZAENAL, Takaaki NAKAI
  • Publication number: 20230058589
    Abstract: For device groups (3) each including devices (31) included in a processing plant (1) processing fluid and each having an occupied area (30) set therefor, connection information representing two specific device groups (3) are connected and paired via a pipe (4) and pipe information required for calculating use amount of a pipe material are set. Then, a first step, including arranging the device groups (3) in an installation area (10) of the processing plant (1) so that an outer edge of the occupied area (30) and a long side of a pipe-rack arrangement area (20) contact with each other, and a second step, including calculating a total use amount of the pipe material of the pipe (4) supported by a pipe rack (21, 22, 23), are repeated. From results obtained by changing the arrangement of the device groups (3), arrangements having small total use amounts of pipe materials are selected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2020
    Publication date: February 23, 2023
    Applicant: JGC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toshikazu MIYASHITA, Hiromichi SAKIYAMA, Shigeru AKIYAMA, Akihiro KATO, Satoru KANAZAWA, Kenji MOURI, Yoshinori YAMADA
  • Publication number: 20220393375
    Abstract: A pin terminal includes a bar-like base material and a plating layer covering a predetermined region of the base material. A constituent material of the base material is pure copper or a copper alloy. The plating layer includes a tin-based layer made of metal containing tin. One end side of the base material includes a tip covering portion covering an entire region in a circumferential direction of the base material. The tin-based layer includes the tip covering portion. The tip covering portion includes a thin film portion and a thick film portion at positions different in the circumferential direction of the base material. The thin film portion is provided in contact with the base material. The number of whiskers present on a surface of the thin film portion is 15 or less in a square visual field having one side length of 0.35 mm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2020
    Publication date: December 8, 2022
    Inventors: Mikio SATO, Akihiro KATO, Mitsuhiro KUMONDAI, Yoshifumi SAKA
  • Patent number: 11519082
    Abstract: An organic hydride production apparatus includes: an electrolyte membrane having proton conductivity; a cathode that includes a cathode catalyst layer used to hydrogenate a hydrogenation target substance using protons to produce an organic hydride and also includes a cathode chamber; an anode that includes an anode catalyst layer used to oxidize water to produce protons and also includes an anode chamber; and a gas introduction unit that introduces, into the anolyte at a certain position, a certain gas used to remove at least one of the hydrogenation target substance and the organic hydride that have passed through the electrolyte membrane and been mixed into the anolyte.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Assignees: NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION YOKOHAMA NATIONAL UNIVERSITY, DE NORA PERMELEC LTD.
    Inventors: Shigenori Mitsushima, Kensaku Nagasawa, Yoshinori Nishiki, Akihiro Kato, Setsuro Ogata, Awaludin Zaenal, Akiyoshi Manabe, Koji Matsuoka, Yasushi Sato
  • Patent number: D1016031
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Kato, Yorimasa Yasuda, Satoru Kozuka, Hideaki Yamamoto, Nichika Moriguchi, Keisuke Tada, Kenichi Oi, Masaaki Kadoyanagi, Toshio Nakayama, Shinichiro Ando, Akihiro Gonda
  • Patent number: D1016032
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Kato, Yorimasa Yasuda, Satoru Kozuka, Hideaki Yamamoto, Nichika Moriguchi, Keisuke Tada, Kenichi Oi, Masaaki Kadoyanagi, Toshio Nakayama, Shinichiro Ando, Akihiro Gonda
  • Patent number: D1016033
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Kato, Yorimasa Yasuda, Satoru Kozuka, Hideaki Yamamoto, Nichika Moriguchi, Keisuke Tada, Kenichi Oi, Masaaki Kadoyanagi, Toshio Nakayama, Shinichiro Ando, Akihiro Gonda