Patents by Inventor Akira Ishii

Akira Ishii 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: 20230030521
    Abstract: A Mg removal agent is composed of a chloride and copper oxide. The chloride contains at least Mg and one or more base metal elements selected from K, Na, and Ca. The chloride contains, for example, 0.2 to 60 mass % of MgCl2 and/or 40 to 99.8 mass % of KCl with respect to the chloride as a whole. The compounding ratio that is a mass ratio of the chloride to the copper oxide is, for example, 0.15 or more. The chloride may be a re-solidified salt or a mixed salt. At least a part of the chloride may be a mineral containing the base metal elements and Mg or a mineral-derived chloride. A preferred example of the Mg removal agent is granular flux introduced into the aluminum alloy molten metal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2022
    Publication date: February 2, 2023
    Applicants: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA CHUO KENKYUSHO, TOYOTA TSUSHO CORPORATION, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kazuma HIBI, Jun YAOKAWA, Hiroyuki MORI, Takuma MINOURA, Hiroshi KAWAHARA, Yasushi IWATA, Kyosuke ITO, Satoshi NAKANO, Hiroyuki ISHII, Akira KANO, Yusei KUSAKA
  • Publication number: 20230011559
    Abstract: Provided are an electronic drive device and an electronic steering device, in each of which: a mounting substrate has one surface as a first surface on which a first heat generating component is mounted and the other surface as a second surface on which a second heat generating component is mounted; a first heat dissipation member is arranged in contact with the second surface at a position corresponding to a mounted position of the first heat generating component such that heat generated by the first heat generating component is dissipated to a motor housing; and a second heat dissipation member is arranged in contact with the first surface at a position corresponding to a mounted position of the second heat generating component such that heat generated by the second heat generating component is dissipated to a cover.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2020
    Publication date: January 12, 2023
    Applicant: HITACHI ASTEMO, LTD.
    Inventors: Narutoshi YAMADA, Takuro KANAZAWA, Kazuhiko NAKANO, Akira ISHII
  • Patent number: 11545322
    Abstract: A gas circuit breaker includes a trigger electrode which is arranged to be movable between a first arc contactor and a second arc contactor, a compression chamber for pressurizing arc-extinguishing gas, the compression chamber being formed by a cylinder which has an outer wall and an inner wall, each being formed in a cylindrical shape, and which is provided to the second arc contactor, and a piston that slides between the outer wall and the inner wall in conjunction with the trigger electrode, and an insulation nozzle that guides the arc-extinguishing gas pressurized in the compression chamber to an arc ignited between the first arc contactor and the second arc contactor. The insulation nozzle is supported by the inner wall of the cylinder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignees: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba, Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions Corporation
    Inventors: Toshiyuki Uchii, Takato Ishii, Akira Shimamura, Tomohiro Hasegawa, Tomoyuki Yoshino, Yuko Imazawa
  • Patent number: 11532660
    Abstract: A photoelectric conversion device including a plurality of substrates in a stacked state, the plurality of substrates including a first substrate and a second substrate electrically connected to each other, the photoelectric conversion device comprising: a memory cell unit including row-selection lines that are to be driven upon selection of a row of a memory cell array and column-selection lines that are to be driven upon selection of a column of the memory cell array; and a memory peripheral circuit unit that includes row-selection line connection portions and column-selection line connection portions so as to drive the row-selection lines and to drive the column-selection lines, wherein a first portion that is at least a part of the memory peripheral circuit unit is formed on the first substrate and the memory cell unit is formed on the second substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2022
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Tatsunori Kato, Akira Oseto, Ryunosuke Ishii, Takanori Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20220371226
    Abstract: Provided is a method of recycling carbon fibers that allows obtaining continuous carbon fibers. The present embodiment is a method of recycling carbon fibers that includes preparing a carbon fiber reinforced plastic molded product including carbon fiber reinforced plastic containing carbon fibers and a resin and drawing the carbon fiber reinforced plastic while performing a heating treatment on the carbon fiber reinforced plastic molded product. A temperature of the heating treatment is equal to or above a glass-transition temperature of the resin and below a thermal decomposition start temperature, and the temperature is below a thermal degradation temperature of the carbon fibers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2022
    Publication date: November 24, 2022
    Inventors: Yusuke NUMATA, Hiroyuki ISHII, Akira KANO, Shinichiroh HIRAYAMA
  • Publication number: 20220349026
    Abstract: A metal purifying method having: a local heating step of heating an aluminum-based molten metal in a first region on a molten metal surface of the aluminum-based molten metal; and a local low pressure step of lowering the pressure in a second region on the molten metal surface to a pressure lower than the pressure in the first region. The second region is different from the first region. This allows a specific element to be vaporized from the second region to purify the aluminum-based molten metal. The specific element is one or more of Zn, Mg, or Pb having a saturated vapor pressure higher than that of Al. This is effective not only in a purifying method for removing a specific element from an aluminum-based molten metal but also in a method of recovering a specific element, which can be a resource, from an aluminum-based molten metal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2022
    Publication date: November 3, 2022
    Applicants: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA CHUO KENKYUSHO, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, TOYOTA TSUSHO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroshi KAWAHARA, Jun YAOKAWA, Kazuma HIBI, Hiroyuki MORI, Yasushi IWATA, Takuma MINOURA, Hiroyuki ISHII, Daisuke SAKUMA, Yusei KUSAKA, Akira KANO, Kyosuke ITO, Satoshi NAKANO
  • Publication number: 20220319787
    Abstract: There is provided a gas circuit breaker that can appropriately ensure a pressure and a density of arc-extinguishing gas to be sprayed to an arc, and can more surely maintain electric insulation performance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2019
    Publication date: October 6, 2022
    Inventors: Yuko IMAZAWA, Tomoyuki YOSHINO, Toshiyuki UCHII, Takato ISHII, Akira SHIMAMURA, Tomohiro HASEGAWA
  • Publication number: 20220279065
    Abstract: The information processing terminal that performs automatic response, comprises: a database configured to store personal information of a user of the information processing terminal; a receiver configured to receive an access and a message from an access partner; an automatic response unit configured to, after receiving the access, perform a request to the access partner to transmit the message when an operation in response to the access is not input in the information processing terminal, and create a response to the message which has been received in response to the request; and a transmitter configured to transmit the response to the access partner, wherein the automatic response unit includes: an intention recognition unit configured to recognize an intension of the message; and a response creation unit configured to create a response to the message by referring to the intension of the message and the personal information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2022
    Publication date: September 1, 2022
    Applicant: MAXELL, LTD.
    Inventors: Hirokazu ISHII, Tomonori NOMURA, Akira ISHIYAMA
  • Publication number: 20220268790
    Abstract: An evaluating method includes an evaluating step of evaluating a pharmacological action of an immune checkpoint inhibitor in a subject to be evaluated, using (i) a concentration value of at least one metabolite among Glu, Arg, Orn, Cit, His, Val, Phe, Tyr, Met, Pro, Asn, Leu, Lys, Thr, Ile, Gln, Ala, Ser, a-ABA, Trp, Gly, AnthA, hAnthA, hIAA, hKyn, hTrp, IAA, ILA, Kyn, KynA, NFKyn, NP, PA, QA, Serot, and XA in blood of the subject to be evaluated, or (ii) a value of a formula calculated using the concentration value and the formula including an explanatory variable to be substituted with the concentration value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2022
    Publication date: August 25, 2022
    Applicant: AJINOMOTO CO., INC.
    Inventors: Sachise KARAKAWA, Tomoyuki TAGAMI, Rumi NISHIMOTO, Shinya KIKUCHI, Akira IMAIZUMI, Koichi AZUMA, Tomoaki HOSHINO, Takaaki TOKITO, Hidenobu ISHII, Norikazu MATSUO
  • Patent number: 11425365
    Abstract: A photoelectric conversion device comprising: a first substrate that includes a pixel circuit including a photoelectric conversion element; a second substrate having a signal processing circuit that drives the pixel circuit or processes a signal from the pixel circuit; a connection part electrically connecting the first substrate and the second substrate; and an inspection circuit, wherein the inspection circuit is formed in one of the first and second substrates and is connected to a wire supplying a first potential and being provided in the one of the first and second substrates, and the inspection circuit is connected via the connection part to a wire supplying a second potential and being provided in the other of the first and second substrates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Ryunosuke Ishii, Akira Oseto, Tatsunori Kato, Takanori Watanabe, Nobuaki Kakinuma, Hiroaki Kobayashi, Katsuhito Sakurai
  • Publication number: 20220216564
    Abstract: A secondary battery includes an outer package member with flexibility, a battery device, a first wiring member, second wiring members, and a first insulating member. The battery device is accommodated inside the outer package member. The first wiring member extends from an inside to an outside of the outer package member and includes an opposed part opposing to the battery device. The opposed part includes an opposed surface, an opposite surface, and a side surface. The opposed surface is opposed to the battery device. The opposite surface is provided on an opposite side to the opposed surface. The side surface is coupled to the opposed surface and the opposite surface. The second wiring members are disposed inside the outer package member. Each of the second wiring members has a first end coupled to the battery device and a second end coupled to the opposed part at the opposite surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2022
    Publication date: July 7, 2022
    Inventors: Taichi KOGURE, Akira ICHIHASHI, Takahiro YUUKI, Masahiro MIYAMOTO, Fumihito ISHII
  • Publication number: 20220202182
    Abstract: A pair of slide rails supports a unit on inner side surfaces of a housing in a drawable manner. Each of the pair of slide rails includes a fixed rail, an intermediate rail, and a moving rail. The fixed rail is fixed on the inner side surface along a draw-in direction and a draw-out direction. The intermediate rail is engaged with the fixed rail in a slidable manner. The moving rail is fixed on the unit and engaged with the intermediate rail in a slidable manner. The intermediate rail includes a base part and an upper edge part and a lower edge part respectively bent inward from an upper end and a lower end of the base part. The base part has an extended part formed in such a manner that the lower edge part is protruded from a front end portion of the base part in the draw-out direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2021
    Publication date: June 30, 2022
    Applicant: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Akira ISHII
  • Publication number: 20220057714
    Abstract: A photosensitive resin composition contains at least one compound selected from the group consisting of compound (C1) represented by formula (C1), compound (C2) represented by formula (C2), and a multimer of the compound (C2). Z each independently represents an oxygen atom or a sulfur atom. R31 each independently represents a monovalent hydrocarbon group or a group obtained by substituting at least one hydrogen atom in the monovalent hydrocarbon group with a mercapto group, and at least one R31 is a group obtained by substituting at least one hydrogen atom in the monovalent hydrocarbon group with a mercapto group when p is 1 and when p is an integer of 2 or more and all of Z is an oxygen atom. R32 and R33 each independently represent a divalent hydrocarbon group, and R34 represents a glycoluril ring structure or an isocyanul ring structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2019
    Publication date: February 24, 2022
    Applicant: JSR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Naoki NISHIGUCHI, Tomoyuki MATSUMOTO, Akira ISHII, Ayako ENDO
  • Publication number: 20220035246
    Abstract: A method for producing a plated formed product includes: a step (1) of forming on a substrate of the substrate having a metal film a resin film of a photosensitive resin composition containing a sulfur-containing compound having at least one selected from a mercapto group, a sulfide bond, and a polysulfide bond; a step (2) of exposing the resin film; a step (3) of developing the exposed resin film to form a resist pattern film; a step (4) of performing plasma treatment of a substrate having the resist pattern film on the metal film with oxygen-containing gas; and a step (5) of performing, after the plasma treatment, plating treatment with the resist pattern film as a mold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2019
    Publication date: February 3, 2022
    Applicant: JSR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Naoki NISHIGUCHI, Tomoyuki MATSUMOTO, Akira ISHII, Ayako ENDO
  • Publication number: 20210261187
    Abstract: An electric drive device includes: an electronic control section including a first electronic control section and a second electronic control section which constitute a redundant system, the first electronic control section and the second electronic control section being provided with a first control section side connecter and a second control section side connecter which have an identical configuration, and the first non-control section side connecter being engaged with the first control section side connecter, and the second non-control section side connecter being engaged with the second control section side connecter to correspond to the lengths of the first harness and the second harness.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2019
    Publication date: August 26, 2021
    Applicant: HITACHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Akira ISHII, Narutoshi YAMADA, Hideyuki HARA, Takuro KANAZAWA
  • Patent number: 11029637
    Abstract: A positioning structure includes a positioning aiding member attached to a horizontal beam of a sheet feeder and having a positioning hole formed at an opposed portion thereof opposed to the horizontal beam. The positioning aiding member has a guide part that, when an image forming apparatus is installed onto a top of the sheet feeder, guides a horizontal beam of the image forming apparatus such that a positioning hole formed in a lower surface of the horizontal beam of the image forming apparatus approaches a first positioning pin coupled with the positioning aiding member as viewed in an extending direction of the horizontal beam of the sheet feeder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: KYOCERA DOCUMENT SOLUTIONS INC.
    Inventors: Akira Ishii, Masayuki Yamada
  • Patent number: 11011996
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to improve the reliability of a power converter against electromagnetic noise.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: HITACHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Akira Ishii, Hiroyuki Saito, Yutaka Okubo, Ryuji Kurihara, Yuji Sobu
  • Patent number: 10962921
    Abstract: An electrical connector of an image forming apparatus exposes outward from a bottom surface of the image forming apparatus. An electrical connector of a sheet feeder protrudes from a top surface of the sheet feeder. The sheet feeder has a slider configured to be horizontally movable, while holding the electrical connector of the sheet feeder, between a connecting position at which the electrical connectors of the sheet feeder and image forming apparatus are connected and a disconnecting position at which the electrical connectors are disconnected. A locking member having a locking engaged part is fixed to the image forming apparatus. When the slider is moved to the connecting position, a locking engaging part of the slider engages the locking engaged part of the locking member so that the locking member and the slider are locked such that they cannot be separated vertically from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: KYOCERA DOCUMENT SOLUTIONS INC.
    Inventors: Akira Ishii, Masayuki Yamada
  • Publication number: 20210063950
    Abstract: An electrical connector of an image forming apparatus exposes outward from a bottom surface of the image forming apparatus. An electrical connector of a sheet feeder protrudes from a top surface of the sheet feeder. The sheet feeder has a slider configured to be horizontally movable, while holding the electrical connector of the sheet feeder, between a connecting position at which the electrical connectors of the sheet feeder and image forming apparatus are connected and a disconnecting position at which the electrical connectors are disconnected. A locking member having a locking engaged part is fixed to the image forming apparatus. When the slider is moved to the connecting position, a locking engaging part of the slider engages the locking engaged part of the locking member so that the locking member and the slider are locked such that they cannot be separated vertically from each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2020
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Inventors: Akira ISHII, Masayuki YAMADA
  • Publication number: 20210062840
    Abstract: A positioning structure includes a positioning aiding member attached to a horizontal beam of a sheet feeder and having a positioning hole formed at an opposed portion thereof opposed to the horizontal beam. The positioning aiding member has a guide part that, when an image forming apparatus is installed onto a top of the sheet feeder, guides a horizontal beam of the image forming apparatus such that a positioning hole formed in a lower surface of the horizontal beam of the image forming apparatus approaches a first positioning pin coupled with the positioning aiding member as viewed in an extending direction of the horizontal beam of the sheet feeder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2020
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Inventors: Akira ISHII, Masayuki YAMADA