Patents by Inventor Akira Aoki

Akira Aoki 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: 20220181748
    Abstract: This secondary cell module has: a plurality of unit cells, each having a pair of positive and negative electrode terminals; a first bus bar providing an electrical connection between unit cells; and a second bus bar disposed on at least two unit cells of the plurality of unit cells and electrically connected to an external terminal. In addition, the present invention is characterized in that the second bus bar has a first metal member connected to the positive or negative electrode terminal, a second metal member connected to the external terminal, a third metal member connected to a voltage detection terminal, a first linkage member connecting the first metal member to the second metal member, and a second linkage member connecting the first metal member to the third metal member, and the first linkage member and the second linkage member are connected to each other via the first metal member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2022
    Publication date: June 9, 2022
    Inventors: Akira IRIE, Sadayuki AOKI, Kazunori OJIMA, Osamu KUBOTA
  • Publication number: 20220162136
    Abstract: A waste treatment system comprises: a first hydrothermal treatment device for performing hydrothermal treatment of waste; a first solid-liquid separation device for separating a first reactant of the first hydrothermal treatment device into a solid and a liquid or slurry; a second hydrothermal treatment device for performing hydrothermal treatment of the solid of the first reactant; a second solid-liquid separation device for separating a second reactant of the second hydrothermal treatment device into a solid and a liquid or slurry; and a fermentation device for fermenting the liquid or the slurry of the first reactant and the liquid or the slurry of the second reactant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2020
    Publication date: May 26, 2022
    Inventors: Atsuhiro YUKUMOTO, Akira NOMA, Jun SATOU, Yasumichi AOKI, Daiki YAMAGUCHI, Yoshio SEIKI, Kazuto KOBAYASHI, Susumu OKINO, Satoshi WAKUI
  • Publication number: 20220111503
    Abstract: A stapler includes a handle unit connected to a driver unit by a transmission shaft portion provided between a fulcrum shaft portion and a driver, and configured to move the driver unit; a camshaft provided to a clincher unit; a cam groove portion provided to the handle unit, configured to permit the camshaft to enter, and having one open end portion to enable to the camshaft to be inserted/pulled out; a guide convex portion provided to the clincher unit, and a guide concave portion provided to the handle unit and configured to restrict a movement path of the handle unit with respect to the clincher unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2020
    Publication date: April 14, 2022
    Applicant: MAX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tomoaki KIKAI, Tomokazu NAGATA, Akira AOKI
  • Publication number: 20220102969
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a current detection circuit having a high detection precision. The current detection circuit includes: a current output type differential amplifier; a first input resistor, configured to be connected between a first input end of the differential amplifier and a first current sense terminal; a second input resistor, configured to be connected between a second input end of the differential amplifier and a second current sense terminal; an output resistor, configured to be connected to an output end of the differential amplifier; a first feedback current path, configured to allow a first feedback current to flow between the first input end and the output end of the differential amplifier; and a second feedback current path, configured to allow a second feedback current to flow between the second current sense terminal and the output end of the differential amplifier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2021
    Publication date: March 31, 2022
    Inventor: Akira Aoki
  • Patent number: 11265981
    Abstract: A light emitting element driving device includes, for example, a slope voltage generator generating a slope voltage including information on an inductor current passing through a switching output stage, a sense amplifier generating a sense voltage commensurate with the output current fed to a light-emitting element from the switching output stage, a sense amplifier generating a control voltage commensurate with the difference between the sense voltage and a reference voltage, a comparator comparing the slope voltage with the control voltage to generate a comparison signal, a controller controlling the switching output stage in accordance with the comparison signal, and a clamper limiting the control voltage to equal to or lower than a clamp voltage commensurate with the slope voltage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: Rohm Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Akira Aoki, Ryo Takagi
  • Patent number: 11172556
    Abstract: A light emitting element drive device generates a single output current while switching a target current value for each of a plurality of light emitting elements, and supplies the single output current to the plurality of light emitting elements in a time division manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: Rohm Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Akira Aoki, Ryo Takagi, Masaaki Nakayama
  • Publication number: 20210303214
    Abstract: A memory system includes a non-volatile memory and a controller that includes a first memory and is configured to write log data to the first memory, including a history of commands for controlling the memory system. An information processing system includes the memory system and an information processing device configured to store an expected value and to transmit a signal that instructs the memory system to stop when a value of the log data transmitted from the memory system does not match the expected value. The expected value and the transmitted value are determined based on the log data of the memory system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2021
    Publication date: September 30, 2021
    Inventors: Takeshi NAKANO, Akihiko ISHIHARA, Shingo TANIMOTO, Yasuaki NAKAZATO, Shinji MAEDA, Minoru UCHIDA, Kenji SAKAUE, Koichi INOUE, Yosuke KINO, Takumi SASAKI, Mikio TAKASUGI, Kouji SAITOU, Hironori NAGAI, Shinya TAKEDA, Akihito TOUHATA, Masaru OGAWA, Akira AOKI
  • Publication number: 20210100082
    Abstract: This light-emitting element drive control device (100) comprises: a drive logic unit (113) which performs a drive control of a switch output stage (N1, D1, L1) for dropping an input voltage (VIN) to an output voltage (VOUT) and supplying a light-emitting element therewith; a charge-pump power supply unit (a) which generates a step-up voltage (CP) higher than the input voltage (VIN); and a current detecting comparator (114) which receives a supply of the step-up voltage (CP) and the output voltage (VOUT) as power supply voltages, and generates control signals (SET, RST) for the drive logic unit (113) by directly comparing a current detection signal (Vsns) corresponding to an inductor current (IL) of the switch output stage with a peak detection value (Vsns_pk) and a bottom detection value (Vsns_bt).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2019
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Applicant: ROHM CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Akira Aoki, Ryo Takagi
  • Publication number: 20210076465
    Abstract: A light emitting element driving device includes, for example, a slope voltage generator generating a slope voltage including information on an inductor current passing through a switching output stage, a sense amplifier generating a sense voltage commensurate with the output current fed to a light-emitting element from the switching output stage, a sense amplifier generating a control voltage commensurate with the difference between the sense voltage and a reference voltage, a comparator comparing the slope voltage with the control voltage to generate a comparison signal, a controller controlling the switching output stage in accordance with the comparison signal, and a clamper limiting the control voltage to equal to or lower than a clamp voltage commensurate with the slope voltage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2020
    Publication date: March 11, 2021
    Applicant: Rohm Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Akira AOKI, Ryo TAKAGI
  • Publication number: 20200383188
    Abstract: A light emitting element drive device generates a single output current while switching a target current value for each of a plurality of light emitting elements, and supplies the single output current to the plurality of light emitting elements in a time division manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2020
    Publication date: December 3, 2020
    Applicant: Rohm Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Akira Aoki, Ryo Takagi, Masaaki Nakayama
  • Patent number: 10329161
    Abstract: These halogen-containing tin oxide particles have a BET specific surface area of 25-100 m2/g and a crystallite diameter of 8-30 nm. The particles optimally contain 0.01-0.75 mass % halogen. Fluorine is optimally contained as the halogen. Optimally, the particles additionally contain tantalum, niobium, phosphorus, antimony, tungsten, or molybdenum. The volume resistivity is optimally 0.1-1000 ?·cm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: MITSUI MINING & SMELTING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Yoneda, Akira Aoki, Kenji Suzuoka
  • Publication number: 20180305217
    Abstract: These halogen-containing tin oxide particles have a BET specific surface area of 25-100 m2/g and a crystallite diameter of 8-30 nm. The particles optimally contain 0.01-0.75 mass % halogen. Fluoline is optimally contained as the halogen. Optimally, the particles additionally contain tantalum, niobium, phosphorus, antimony, tungsten, or molybdenum. The volume resistivity is optimally 0.1-1000 ?·cm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2015
    Publication date: October 25, 2018
    Applicant: Mitsui Mining & Smelting Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshihiro YONEDA, Akira AOKI, Kenji SUZUOKA
  • Patent number: 9975230
    Abstract: A sheet processing apparatus is provided with an operation member and an motion member that rotates with a force of the operation member through the connection part and applies force to an acting member. A fulcrum of a rotating operation of the operation member moves depending on an operation of the operation member. A first length between the fulcrum and a part at which the operation member is applied with the force and a second length between the fulcrum and a part at which the force is applied from the operation member to the motion member are changed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: MAX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Akira Aoki, Takuya Kubota
  • Patent number: 9957392
    Abstract: Disclosed is a near-infrared fluorescent imaging agent comprising an indocyanine-based fluorescent dye and a liposome. The near-infrared fluorescent imaging agent of the present invention demonstrates high fluorescence intensity and a long anchoring time in sentinel lymph nodes, thereby making it useful for detecting sentinel lymph nodes in sentinel lymph node navigation surgery. Also disclosed is an indocyanine green derivative that is particularly suitable for use in the near-infrared fluorescent imaging agent of the present invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Eisai R&D Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hideki Hayashi, Masanori Fujinami, Taro Toyota, Yutaka Tamura, Akira Aoki, Yutaka Muraki, Kazuki Onoue
  • Publication number: 20170071695
    Abstract: A medical laser light source system including an excitation laser light source apparatus that generates first excitation light having a wavelength greater than or equal to 1.5 ?m and less than or equal to 2.2 ?m and second excitation light having a wavelength greater than or equal to 1.5 ?m and less than or equal to 2.2 ?m and differing from the first excitation light with respect to at least one of oscillation energy intensity, oscillation pulse width, repeating frequency, and peak power; an optical fiber that is long-distance and propagates the first excitation light and the second excitation light generated by the excitation laser light source apparatus; and a laser device that generates laser light having a wavelength of at least 2.7 ?m and no greater than 3.2 ?m, using at least one of the first excitation light and the second excitation light emitted from the optical fiber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2015
    Publication date: March 16, 2017
    Inventors: Sadahiro NAKAJIMA, Keigo NAGASAKA, Akira AOKI, Norihito SAITO, Masaki YUMOTO, Satoshi WADA, Yuichi IZUMI
  • Publication number: 20160222211
    Abstract: Disclosed is a near-infrared fluorescent imaging agent comprising an indocyanine-based fluorescent dye and a liposome. The near-infrared fluorescent imaging agent of the present invention demonstrates high fluorescence intensity and a long anchoring time in sentinel lymph nodes, thereby making it useful for detecting sentinel lymph nodes in sentinel lymph node navigation surgery. Also disclosed is an indocyanine green derivative that is particularly suitable for use in the near-infrared fluorescent imaging agent of the present invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2016
    Publication date: August 4, 2016
    Inventors: Hideki Hayashi, Masanori Fujinami, Taro Toyota, Yutaka Tamura, Akira Aoki, Yutaka Muraki, Kazuki Onoue
  • Patent number: 9382934
    Abstract: An assembly of elongate, substantially parallel, interlinked staples includes multiple paper-made staples. For binding a plurality of binding sheets, the leg portions of a staple are bent in a first direction, inserted through the binding sheets, and bent in a second direction along the binding sheets to be mutually bonded. Each staple has interlinking portions, for mutually interlinking adjacent staples, in the vicinity of the ends thereof and a slit between the interlinking portions to separate the mutually interlinked staples. The first leg portion of each staple has an adhesion portion in the vicinity of the opposite end thereof for mutually bonding both the leg portions when the leg portions are bent in the second direction. Each staple is tapered at each end towards the tips of the staple. Each staple has a hole between the slit and the interlinking portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: MAX CO. LTD.
    Inventor: Akira Aoki
  • Patent number: 9351369
    Abstract: A leakage current detection circuit detects a switch current flowing in a switch which is targeted for leakage monitoring, and generates a detection signal to prohibit operation of a control target circuit which is targeted for control when the switch current does not reach a predetermined threshold value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignees: Rohm Co., Ltd., Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kouji Miyamoto, Masaaki Nakayama, Akira Aoki, Koji Okamoto, Masaharu Ando, Yosuke Tsuchiya
  • Patent number: 9302018
    Abstract: Disclosed is a near-infrared fluorescent imaging agent comprising an indocyanine-based fluorescent dye and a liposome. The near-infrared fluorescent imaging agent of the present invention demonstrates high fluorescence intensity and a long anchoring time in sentinel lymph nodes, thereby making it useful for detecting sentinel lymph nodes in sentinel lymph node navigation surgery. Also disclosed is an indocyanine green derivative that is particularly suitable for use in the near-infrared fluorescent imaging agent of the present invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: Eisai R&D Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hideki Hayashi, Masanori Fujinami, Taro Toyota, Yutaka Tamura, Akira Aoki, Yutaka Muraki, Kazuki Onoue
  • Patent number: 9261125
    Abstract: To provide interlinked staples which are made possible to be fed accurately in the inside of a stapler and a staple cartridge which houses these interlinked staples. The interlinked staples 1a are constituted by interlinking a plurality of staples 2a each of which has an elongated and straight-formed shape. The vicinities of the edge portions in the longitudinal direction of the each staple 2a are formed in trapezoidal shapes, and the widths are tapered toward the tips thereof. Also, adhesion portions 31 coated with adhesive agent are provided on the rear surfaces of the vicinities of both the edge portions in the longitudinal direction of the each staple 2a. Also, there are provided elliptical feeding holes 32 at predetermined positions from both the edge portions of the side by which each staple 2a is interlinked. A portion between two feeding holes 32 is made to be a slit portion 33 and the respective staples 2a are cut off perfectly thereby.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: MAX Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Akira Aoki