Patents by Inventor Atsushi Fukushima

Atsushi Fukushima 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: 11515477
    Abstract: A light emitting device having excellent external quantum efficiency contains an anode, a cathode, and two organic layers disposed therebetween. One layer contains a phosphorescent transition metal complex and a low molecular weight compound containing no transition metal, and the second layer contains a crosslinked body of a polymer compound (having an energy level of the lowest triplet excited state of 2.30 eV or more) containing a constitutional unit having a crosslinking group. The low molecular weight compound has formula (T-1) and the absolute value of the difference between the energy levels of the lowest triplet excited state and the lowest singlet excited state is less than 0.25 eV. nT1 represents an integer of 0 to 5, nT2 represents an integer of 1 to 10, ArT1 represents a substituted amino group or a monovalent hetero ring group, LT1 represents an alkylene group, and ArT2 represents a hetero ring group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: SUMITOMO CHEMICAL COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Toshiaki Sasada, Shin-Ya Tanaka, Daisuke Fukushima, Atsushi Asano
  • Patent number: 11486491
    Abstract: A shift device for a vehicle includes a baseplate, a shift lever having a spherical shaft part at a lower end, and a control lever connected to the shift lever. The spherical shaft part of the shift lever is supported by the baseplate and configured to turn relative to the baseplate. A cable coupling part is provided at an upper part of the control lever. A turning shaft part supported by the baseplate is provided at a lower part of the control lever outward of the spherical shaft part of the shift lever in a vehicle width direction, and the turning shaft part is configured to turn relative to the baseplate. The control lever has a branched part between the cable coupling part and the turning shaft parts, and the branched part is located above the spherical shaft part and branched in the vehicle width direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignees: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOKAI RIKA DENKI SEISAKUSHO, TSUDA INDUSTRIES CO., LTD., MANNOH INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shori Kato, Atsushi Toyama, Takaaki Fukushima, Naotaka Nishikawa
  • Publication number: 20220314706
    Abstract: A bead portion of a pneumatic tire includes an annular bead structure in which a core part in which a bead core is covered with a resin, and a bead filler which is formed of a resin, are integrally formed. A plurality of concave portions and a plurality of convex portions are formed on a surface of the bead structure. Each of the concave portions is extended to and communicated with a tire radial direction outside end of the bead structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2020
    Publication date: October 6, 2022
    Applicant: BRIDGESTONE CORPORATION
    Inventor: Atsushi FUKUSHIMA
  • Publication number: 20220251447
    Abstract: Provided is an anti oxidant supply composition that enables replenishment of a rubber article with anti oxidant without taking a long time. An anti oxidant supply composition comprises: a base material and 5 mass % or more of anti oxidant, wherein a solubility parameter (SP value) of the base material is less than 7.8 (cal/cm3)1/2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2020
    Publication date: August 11, 2022
    Applicant: BRIDGESTONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Atsushi FUKUSHIMA, Hiroshi KANNO, Seiichi TAHARA, Takahiro MIURA, Tomohiro URATA
  • Patent number: 11381095
    Abstract: A management device for an energy storage device, includes a processing unit that manages the energy storage device. When the management device for the energy storage device has lost power due to a voltage drop of the energy storage device, the processing unit determines whether cause of the power loss is an external short circuit between external terminals of the energy storage device or an engine start, and the processing unit executes a response operation according to the occurrence of the external short circuit in the case of the external short circuit, and does not execute the response operation in the case of the engine start.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: GS YUASA INTERNATIONAL LTD.
    Inventors: Yuki Imanaka, Takeyuki Shiraishi, Atsushi Fukushima
  • Publication number: 20220200307
    Abstract: A protective apparatus of an energy storage device includes a current breaker that interrupts the current of the energy storage device, and a control part. There are a plurality of conditions having different current thresholds and cumulative thresholds, and the control part calculates a cumulative value N of times during which the current exceeds any one of the current thresholds Is, and executes current interruption processing of interrupting the current when the calculated cumulative value N exceeds one of the cumulative thresholds Ns associated with the current threshold Is.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2020
    Publication date: June 23, 2022
    Inventors: Kazunori DONO, Atsushi FUKUSHIMA
  • Publication number: 20220179010
    Abstract: An estimation apparatus that estimates a degradation amount of an energy storage device includes: a storage unit; and an arithmetic processing unit. The energy storage device has a characteristic of including a first degradation area in which a temporal transition of a degradation amount shows a first transition and a second degradation area in which the temporal transition of the degradation amount shows a second transition. The storage unit holds first arithmetic data for calculating the degradation amount in the first degradation area, and second arithmetic data for calculating the degradation amount in the second degradation area. The arithmetic processing unit executes determination processing of determining a degradation area of the energy storage device, and estimation processing of selecting arithmetic data corresponding to the degradation area from the storage unit to estimate the degradation amount of the energy storage device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2020
    Publication date: June 9, 2022
    Inventor: Atsushi FUKUSHIMA
  • Publication number: 20220140631
    Abstract: An energy storage apparatus includes: a plurality of energy storage devices connected in series; a voltage detection unit that detects voltages of the plurality of energy storage devices; a discharge circuit that discharges the energy storage devices; and a control unit. The energy storage devices include lithium ion cells. The plurality of energy storage devices is chargeable by an external charger for a lead-acid battery, wherein a charge voltage per cell of the external charger for the lead-acid battery is higher than a maximum voltage of the energy storage device, and wherein the control unit discharges only an energy storage device having a highest voltage out of the plurality of energy storage devices when the plurality of energy storage devices is charged by a charger.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2022
    Publication date: May 5, 2022
    Inventor: Atsushi FUKUSHIMA
  • Patent number: 11285813
    Abstract: An estimation device that estimates the SOC of an energy storage device includes a current measurement unit, an estimation unit, and a change unit, in which the estimation unit executes an estimation process for estimating the SOC of the energy storage device by integrating a current measured by the current measurement unit, and a correction process for charging, when a predetermined correction condition is reached, the energy storage device to full charge or the vicinity thereof, and correcting an error in the estimated SOC value, and the change unit changes the correction condition according to a state of the energy storage device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: GS YUASA INTERNATIONAL LTD.
    Inventor: Atsushi Fukushima
  • Patent number: 11251629
    Abstract: An energy storage apparatus includes a plurality of energy storage devices connected in series, a voltage detection circuit that detects voltages of the plurality of energy storage devices, and a discharge circuit that discharges the energy storage devices individually, and a BMU having a control unit, in which the control unit discharges only an energy storage device having a highest voltage among the plurality of energy storage devices. Further, charging is stopped when a first duration elapses in a state that a cell voltage of the energy storage device having the highest voltage exceeds a first voltage threshold, or charging is stopped when a second duration elapses in a state that the cell voltage of the energy storage device having the highest voltage exceeds a second voltage threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: GS YUASA INTERNATIONAL LTD.
    Inventor: Atsushi Fukushima
  • Patent number: 11189891
    Abstract: An energy storage apparatus includes: an external terminal connected to an energy storage device; a current cut-off device disposed on a current path connecting the energy storage device and the external terminal to each other; a voltage applying circuit that applies a voltage to the external terminal using the energy storage device or another circuit as a power source; and a control device. The control device is configured to perform: current cut-off processing for cutting off flowing of a current into the energy storage device by bringing the current cut-off device into an OPEN state; detecting processing for detecting a voltage of the external terminal to which a voltage is applied by the voltage applying circuit during a period in which the flowing of the current is cut off by the current cut-off processing; and determining processing for determining a presence or a non-presence of a short-circuiting object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: GS YUASA INTERATIONAL LTD.
    Inventors: Atsushi Fukushima, Yuki Imanaka
  • Patent number: 11104105
    Abstract: A tire having a layered structure includes: a resin member comprising at least one resin selected from the group consisting of a polyamide resin, a polyamide thermoplastic elastomer, a polyester resin, and a polyester thermoplastic elastomer; a resin adhesive layer disposed on the resin member; a rubber adhesive layer that is adhered to a side of the resin adhesive layer and that has a thickness of from 5 ?m to 300 ?m; and a rubber member disposed on a side of the rubber adhesive layer, wherein the tire is vulcanized, and wherein each of a hardness of the resin member (Ha), a hardness of the resin adhesive layer (Hb), a hardness of the rubber adhesive layer (Hc), and a hardness of the rubber member (Hd) is from 100 MPa to 600 MPa.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: BRIDGESTONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Atsushi Fukushima, Emil Giza, Hiroyuki Fudemoto
  • Publication number: 20210263086
    Abstract: An estimation apparatus for estimating internal resistance of an engine starting battery includes a processor that executes first estimation processing for estimating the internal resistance of the battery by a first estimation method based on a current change and a voltage change of the battery at the time of cranking by an engine starting apparatus, and second estimation processing for estimating the internal resistance of the battery by a second estimation method different from the first estimation method for a period from the cranking by the engine starting apparatus to the next cranking.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2019
    Publication date: August 26, 2021
    Inventor: Atsushi FUKUSHIMA
  • Patent number: 11012028
    Abstract: A reinforcing member according to an aspect of the present disclosure is a long member provided between a frame and a frame on the rear side of a solar cell module. The reinforcing member is provided with: a pair of leg parts respectively fixed to inner flanges and of the frames and; a pair of wall parts erected on the respective leg parts and arranged roughly vertical to the rear surface of a solar cell panel; and a top board part that connects upper ends of the wall parts and are arranged along the rear surface in a state of being close to or in contact with the rear surface of the solar cell panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Atsushi Fukushima, Takahiro Nakamura, Toshiyuki Sakuma, Masashi Tsuji
  • Publication number: 20210102048
    Abstract: A resin-rubber composite includes: a resin member that has a treated surface, to which a surface treatment by means of a plasma treatment has been applied; and a rubber member that is disposed in contact with the treated surface of the resin member and includes a rubber, a filler having a silanol group, and a silane coupling agent, with a filler content of from 30 phr to 100 phr with respect to 100 phr of the rubber, and a silane coupling agent content of from 2 parts by mass to 15 parts by mass with respect to 100 parts by mass of the filler.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2019
    Publication date: April 8, 2021
    Applicants: BRIDGESTONE CORPORATION, OSAKA UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Hiroyuki FUDEMOTO, Atsushi FUKUSHIMA, Masahiro HOMMA, Yuji OHKUBO, Kazuya YAMAMURA
  • Publication number: 20210050733
    Abstract: A management device for an energy storage device, includes a processing unit that manages the energy storage device. When the management device for the energy storage device has lost power due to a voltage drop of the energy storage device, the processing unit determines whether cause of the power loss is an external short circuit between external terminals of the energy storage device or an engine start, and the processing unit executes a response operation according to the occurrence of the external short circuit in the case of the external short circuit, and does not execute the response operation in the case of the engine start.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2019
    Publication date: February 18, 2021
    Inventors: Yuki IMANAKA, Takeyuki SHIRAISHI, Atsushi FUKUSHIMA
  • Patent number: 10800209
    Abstract: Provided is a tire which includes a circular tire frame formed from a resin material that contains a linear low-density polyethylene having a crystallization degree of from 110 J/g to 138 J.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: BRIDGESTONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Naoyuki Sone, Takahiro Suzuki, Atsushi Fukushima
  • Patent number: 10615616
    Abstract: An energy storage apparatus for a vehicle, the energy storage apparatus including: an energy storage device; and a cut-off device which cuts off a current to/from the energy storage device when a voltage or a capacity of the energy storage device is lower than a threshold. The threshold for the cut-off device is different between a state in which the vehicle is traveling and a state in which the vehicle is being parked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: GS Yuasa International Ltd.
    Inventor: Atsushi Fukushima
  • Publication number: 20200106082
    Abstract: An energy storage apparatus includes: an external terminal connected to an energy storage device; a current cut-off device disposed on a current path connecting the energy storage device and the external terminal to each other; a voltage applying circuit that applies a voltage to the external terminal using the energy storage device or another circuit as a power source; and a control device. The control device is configured to perform: current cut-off processing for cutting off flowing of a current into the energy storage device by bringing the current cut-off device into an OPEN state; detecting processing for detecting a voltage of the external terminal to which a voltage is applied by the voltage applying circuit during a period in which the flowing of the current is cut off by the current cut-off processing; and determining processing for determining a presence or a non-presence of a short-circuiting object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2018
    Publication date: April 2, 2020
    Inventors: Atsushi FUKUSHIMA, Yuki IMANAKA
  • Publication number: 20200094707
    Abstract: An estimation device that estimates the SOC of an energy storage device includes a current measurement unit, an estimation unit, and a change unit, in which the estimation unit executes an estimation process for estimating the SOC of the energy storage device by integrating a current measured by the current measurement unit, and a correction process for charging, when a predetermined correction condition is reached, the energy storage device to full charge or the vicinity thereof, and correcting an error in the estimated SOC value, and the change unit changes the correction condition according to a state of the energy storage device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2018
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Inventor: Atsushi FUKUSHIMA