Patents by Inventor Akira Takano

Akira Takano 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: 20220242622
    Abstract: A lid and substrate part made of pulp material are connected as one piece via hinge part and configured to be openable and closable, wherein the lid part is provided with a swell part and the substrate part is provided with a part for attaching to a package, a surrounding wall standing from the attaching part and a flange part formed between the surrounding wall and the outlet, wherein when the lid is closed the lid part contacts the flange part, when the closed lid state is maintained the swell part covers the surrounding wall in which a pressing force is applied to the flange part by the lid part, when retention of the closed lid state is removed, the pressing force by the lid part to the flange part is removed and a force to open the lid part is applied from the flange part onto the lid part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2020
    Publication date: August 4, 2022
    Applicant: KY7 INC.
    Inventor: Akira TAKANO
  • Patent number: 11380948
    Abstract: A battery module includes a battery assembly and a thermally-conductive member to hold or support battery assembly. The battery assembly has a plurality of first batteries and a plurality of second batteries that are alternately stacked. The thermally-conductive member includes a first component and a second component that are each disposed along a stacking direction of the batteries. The first component has a heat resistance to the second batteries higher than to the first batteries. The second component has a heat resistance to the first batteries higher than to the second batteries.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Keisuke Shimizu, Akira Takano, Shinya Motokawa, Yoshito Kaga, Takeshi Enomoto
  • Patent number: 11326069
    Abstract: Objects are to provide a fluorine-containing active energy ray curable resin which may be suitably used as a surfactant in an aqueous active energy ray curable resin composition, to provide an active energy ray curable resin composition including the resin, and to provide a cured product obtained by curing the composition. Specifically, a fluorine-containing active energy ray curable resin is provided which includes a polymer structure (a1) derived from a radically polymerizable unsaturated monomer, a poly(perfluoroalkylene ether) chain (a2), a radically polymerizable unsaturated group (a3), and an acid group forming a neutral salt structure (a4).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: DIC Corporation
    Inventors: Shin Sasamoto, Akira Takano
  • Patent number: 11322793
    Abstract: A battery module includes a plurality of cylindrical batteries that each include a safety valve surrounded by an annular breaking portion configured to break when internal pressure of each of the batteries exceeds a predetermined level. The battery module further includes an exhaust duct to guide gas emitted from the cylindrical battery to outside the module when safety valve is opened, and a gas direction regulator component disposed between the cylindrical batteries and the exhaust duct. The gas direction regulator component has a plurality of openings to expose the respective safety valves. Portions of the gas direction regulator component overhang areas overlapping the respective safety valves so as to cover an end of each safety valve opposite another end of each safety valve adjacent to an exit of the exhaust duct.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTEILECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Keisuke Shimizu, Shinya Motokawa, Daisuke Kishii, Akira Takano
  • Publication number: 20220115756
    Abstract: A sealed battery, which is an exemplary embodiment, comprises a battery case including a bottomed cylindrical outer can and a sealing body that closes an opening of the outer can, a gasket disposed between the outer can and the sealing body, and an electrode body including an electrode and housed in the battery case. The sealing body includes a metal plate, and the metal plate has a thin portion formed in an annular shape, a valve portion having a convex shape inside the battery case, and an annular portion to which the electrode lead is connected. The gasket is provided with an elastically deformable portion that abuts against the inner surface of the valve portion and urges the valve portion to the outside of the battery case.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2020
    Publication date: April 14, 2022
    Applicant: SANYO Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masayoshi Yoshida, Oose Okutani, Takahiro Nogami, Akira Takano
  • Patent number: 11302988
    Abstract: The battery module includes a plurality of batteries that are stacked and a heat transfer suppression member disposed between adjacent two batteries.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuki Kuramitsu, Kazunari Hiraide, Tetsuji Omura, Akira Takano, Shigeaki Sakatani
  • Publication number: 20220069408
    Abstract: A sealed battery including a battery case that includes a cylindrical exterior can having a bottom and an opening sealing body that closes an opening of the outer can; a gasket that is arranged between the exterior can and the opening sealing body; and an electrode body. The opening sealing body includes: a metal plate with an annular part to which an electrode lead is electrically connected, and a disconnecting part that is separated from the annular part when the inner pressure of the battery case exceeds a predetermined threshold; a valve body that is arranged further to the outside of the battery case than the metal plate; and an insulating plate that is arranged between the metal plate and the valve body. The insulating plate or the gasket is provided with an elastic deformation part that deforms in the direction of the valve body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2019
    Publication date: March 3, 2022
    Applicant: SANYO Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masayoshi Yoshida, Oose Okutani, Takahiro Nogami, Akira Takano
  • Publication number: 20220035053
    Abstract: To provide a radiation analyzer that can perform analyses by a long-term stable and high energy resolution without correcting a current flowing through a transition edge sensor (hereinafter referred to as TES) or a pulse height value of a signal pulse. The radiation analyzer includes: a TES 1 configured to detect radiation; a current detection mechanism 4 configured to detect a current flowing through the TES 1; a pulse height analyzer 5 configured to measure a pulse height value based on the current detected by the current detection mechanism 4; a baseline monitor mechanism 6 configured to detect a baseline current flowing through the TES 1; a first heater 13 whose output is adjusted to stabilize a temperature of a first thermometer 12 disposed in a cold head that cools the TES 1; and a second heater 14 that is disposed fairly close to the TES 1 and whose output is adjusted to stabilize a baseline current.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2018
    Publication date: February 3, 2022
    Inventors: Akira TAKANO, Keiichi TANAKA
  • Publication number: 20220021072
    Abstract: A sealed battery with a battery case that includes a bottomed cylindrical outer can and an opening-sealing body that closes an opening section of the outer can; and an electrode body that is accommodated inside the battery case. The opening-sealing body includes a metal plate, and the metal plate includes a protruding section that bulges toward the outside of the battery cast, and a flange section that is formed on the circumference of the protruding section. The protruding section includes an inclination section that inclines inward from the radial outside of the opening sealing body so as to be progressively separated from the electrode body, wherein a thin wall section, which has a thickness less than portions other than the inclination section and is preferably broken when the inner pressure of the battery case exceeds a predetermined threshold, is formed in at least a portion of the inclination section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2019
    Publication date: January 20, 2022
    Applicant: SANYO Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takahiro Nogami, Masayoshi Yoshida, Oose Okutani, Akira Takano
  • Patent number: 11128013
    Abstract: A battery module includes a battery and a covering put over a surface of the battery. The surface of the battery is provided with a valve to release gas produced inside the battery. The covering includes a thin-walled part and a thick-walled part disposed in a region contiguous to the thin-walled part. The thin-walled part is formed thinner in thickness than the thick-walled part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tetsuji Omura, Akira Takano
  • Publication number: 20210257607
    Abstract: A nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery which includes a metal foil collector of one of a positive electrode plate and a negative electrode plate which is exposed at at least part of the outermost circumferential surface of the electrode group in a rolling direction, and the collector is in contact with the inner surface of a case main body. When a region of the inner surface of the case main body from the opening-portion-side edge to the position in contact with the bottom-portion-side edge of the gasket is denoted as a first region S1 and a region of the inner surface of the case main body opposing the outermost circumferential surface of the electrode group is denoted as a second region S2, the arithmetic mean roughness Ra1 of the first region S1 and the arithmetic mean roughness Ra2 of the second region S2 satisfy Ra1<Ra2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2019
    Publication date: August 19, 2021
    Applicant: SANYO Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Akira Takano, Oose Okutani
  • Publication number: 20210151842
    Abstract: A cell module includes a plurality of battery cells each having a safety valve at a first end in a height direction, a first current collector plate including a main body having a through hole that at least partly overlaps the safety valve when viewed along the height direction and a lead extending into the through hole from the main body and being electrically connected to a first terminal of each of the battery cells, an exhaust duct disposed over a surface of the first current collector plate remote from the battery cells, and an insulating film being made of an insulating material and covering an area of the first current collector plate facing the exhaust duct. The safety valve opens when an internal pressure of any of the battery cells reaches or exceeds a predetermined level.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2021
    Publication date: May 20, 2021
    Inventors: Shinya MOTOKAWA, Daisuke KISHII, Keisuke SHIMIZU, Akira TAKANO
  • Patent number: 10938018
    Abstract: A cell module includes a plurality of battery cells each having a safety valve at a first end in a height direction, a first current collector plate including a main body having a through hole that at least partly overlaps the safety valve when viewed along the height direction and a lead extending into the through hole from the main body and being electrically connected to a first terminal of each of the battery cells, an exhaust duct disposed over a surface of the first current collector plate remote from the battery cells, and an insulating film being made of an insulating material and covering an area of the first current collector plate facing the exhaust duct. The safety valve opens when an internal pressure of any of the battery cells reaches or exceeds a predetermined level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shinya Motokawa, Daisuke Kishii, Keisuke Shimizu, Akira Takano
  • Publication number: 20210050572
    Abstract: A battery module includes a battery and a covering put over a surface of the battery. The surface of the battery is provided with a valve to release gas produced inside the battery. The covering includes a thin-walled part and a thick-walled part disposed in a region contiguous to the thin-walled part. The thin-walled part is formed thinner in thickness than the thick-walled part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2020
    Publication date: February 18, 2021
    Inventors: Tetsuji OMURA, Akira TAKANO
  • Publication number: 20200347932
    Abstract: A continuously variable transmission includes an electric oil pump disposed in an oil passage between primary and secondary pulley oil chambers. An oil passage switching valve is disposed between the oil pump and the primary pulley oil chamber. The oil passage switching valve switches between a first switching position in which the primary pulley oil chamber and the oil pump are connected, and a second switching position in which the primary pulley oil chamber and the oil pump are disconnected and in which the oil pump and an oil passage connecting an oil reservoir and the oil passage switching valve are connected. In addition, the continuously variable transmission includes a discharge mechanism having a leak valve disposed in the oil passage between the electric oil pump and the oil passage switching valve for discharging oil that is discharged from the oil pump towards the primary pulley oil chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2017
    Publication date: November 5, 2020
    Inventors: Haruki MORITA, Ryohey TOYOYA, Akira TAKANO
  • Patent number: 10711884
    Abstract: A control method of a continuously variable transmission includes supplying oil pressure to a secondary pulley oil chamber by a source pressure oil pump, and controlling a flow of oil into and from a primary pulley oil chamber by an electric oil pump arranged in an oil passage between the primary pulley oil chamber and the secondary pulley oil chamber. After start-up of the source pressure oil pump, an operation of the electric oil pump is restricted until the oil is filled in the oil passage on the secondary pulley oil chamber side of the electric oil pump. The operation of the electric oil pump is permitted when rotation speed of the electric oil pump reaches a predetermined rotation speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ryohey Toyota, Tomoyuki Nakano, Hiromu Terai, Akira Takano, Kouhei Toyohara
  • Publication number: 20200099030
    Abstract: A battery module includes a plurality of cylindrical batteries that each include a safety valve surrounded by an annular breaking portion configured to break when internal pressure of each of the batteries exceeds a predetermined level. The battery module further includes an exhaust duct to guide gas emitted from the cylindrical battery to outside the module when safety valve is opened, and a gas direction regulator component disposed between the cylindrical batteries and the exhaust duct. The gas direction regulator component has a plurality of openings to expose the respective safety valves. Portions of the gas direction regulator component overhang areas overlapping the respective safety valves so as to cover an end of each safety valve opposite another end of each safety valve adjacent to an exit of the exhaust duct.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2017
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Inventors: Keisuke SHIMIZU, Shinya MOTOKAWA, Daisuke KISHII, Akira TAKANO
  • Patent number: 10584789
    Abstract: A control method of a continuously variable transmission includes supplying oil pressure to a line-pressure oil passage and a secondary pulley oil chamber by a source pressure oil pump, controlling a flow of oil into and from a primary pulley oil chamber by an electric oil pump arranged in an oil passage between the primary pulley oil chamber and the secondary pulley oil chamber, and limiting a discharge flowrate of the electric oil pump to an amount smaller than a discharge flowrate of the source pressure oil pump.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ryohey Toyota, Tomoyuki Nakano, Hiromu Terai, Akira Takano, Kouhei Toyohara
  • Publication number: 20200067045
    Abstract: A battery module includes a partition wall to separate an upper space from a lower space, a first plate that defines the upper space together with the partition wall, and a second plate that is disposed above the first plate such that a gap is left between the first and second plates. A case has an opening that is formed to let the gap communicate with an outside of the case. The first plate has a through hole through which the upper space and the gap communicate. The battery module further includes a through path passing through the partition wall and each of the plates to let the lower space communicate with a space above the second plate. The upper space and the gap constitute an exhaust duct, while the lower space and a top space constitute a cooling duct.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2017
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Inventors: AKIRA TAKANO, HIROSHI TAKATA, KEISUKE SHIMIZU
  • Publication number: 20200058912
    Abstract: The battery module includes a plurality of batteries that are stacked and a heat transfer suppression member disposed between adjacent two batteries.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2017
    Publication date: February 20, 2020
    Inventors: KAZUKI KURAMITSU, KAZUNARI HIRAIDE, TETSUJI OMURA, AKIRA TAKANO, SHIGEAKI SAKATANI