Patents by Inventor Atsushi Matsubara

Atsushi Matsubara 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: 20210135277
    Abstract: An aqueous rechargeable battery includes: a positive electrode including a positive electrode current collector and a positive electrode active material layer provided on a surface of the positive electrode current collector; a negative electrode including a negative electrode current collector and a negative electrode active material layer provided on a surface of the negative electrode current collector; and an aqueous electrolyte solution containing a lithium salt and water. The positive electrode active material layer contains one or more positive electrode active materials and one or more lithium ion-conducting solid electrolytes; and the positive electrode active materials include a lithium transition metal oxide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2018
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Applicant: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Nobuhiko Hojo, Hiroyuki Matsumoto, Kenji Matsubara, Hiroshi Kawada, Atsushi Fukui
  • Publication number: 20210080141
    Abstract: Provided is an air conditioner including an indoor unit provided with a microphone element for receiving voice instructions, such that a voice instruction spoken by an operator is acquired with high quality and control based on the voice instruction spoken by the operator is likely to be ensured. The air conditioner includes an indoor unit (12), a transmission unit, and a reception unit. The indoor unit has a main body (100) and a microphone element. The main body has formed therein a blow-out port (120) through which air-conditioned air is blown out toward a space to be air-conditioned. The microphone element accepts a voice instruction captured from a voice capturing portion (P1) arranged at a position that deviates from a ventilation space through which the air blown out from the blow-out port flows, in such a manner as to face the space to be air-conditioned. The transmission unit transmits the voice instruction accepted by the microphone element to an outside as a signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2018
    Publication date: March 18, 2021
    Inventors: Kousuke TSUBOI, Takao SONODA, Makoto IKEDA, Tetsushi TSUDA, Yu OTA, Yuuichi KITA, Kenji AMANO, Atsushi MATSUBARA, Tomomi KUKITA, Naoko KURIYAMA, Tomoyoshi ASHIKAGA, Gen KUMAMOTO
  • Publication number: 20200232671
    Abstract: A setting facilitation apparatus (1400) includes a keyword input reception section (1410), a control command selection section (1420), and a specific control registration section (1430) and is used to facilitate setting of specific control in a control system (1001) that controls a control device through sound inputs. The keyword input reception section (1410) receives an input of information corresponding to a keyword. The control command selection section (1420) displays a certain control command to the control device (1010, 1020) on an edit screen (G) and receives selection of the control command. The specific control registration section (1430) registers a keyword (K) input by the keyword input reception section (1410) and the control command selected by the control command selection section (1420) to a specific control (DB 1104T) while associating the keyword and the control command with each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2018
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Inventors: Akio TASAKA, Tadashi HIROSE, Yoshihiro KITAURA, Atsushi MATSUBARA, Kousuke TSUBOI, Shimei TEI, Naoko KURIYAMA, Seiichi SAKAI, Naoki MATSUMURA, Hisanori OHSHIMA, Naveen GUNTURU, Toshiyuki MAEDA, Tetsushi TSUDA
  • Publication number: 20200088438
    Abstract: An air conditioning system suppresses energy consumption by efficient shared use of air in a common space that is not subjected to air conditioning in an indoor area, among a plurality of air conditioners for the purpose of heat exchange. A plurality of air conditioners each include: a usage-side heat exchanger configured to carry out heat exchange with air in an air-conditioning target space; a heat source-side heat exchanger configured to carry out heat transfer to and from the usage-side heat exchanger; and a heat source-side fan configured to feed air from a common space to the heat source-side heat exchanger and to blow the air into the common space. The heat source-side heat exchangers of the air conditioners are disposed in the common space. A first ventilation fan whose airflow volume is changeable is disposed near an exhaust port through which air is discharged from the common space toward an outdoor area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2017
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Applicant: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Yuusuke SHIONO, Norihiro NABESHIMA, Makoto IKEDA, Atsushi MATSUBARA, Akio TASAKA
  • Publication number: 20200072486
    Abstract: An air conditioning system reduces energy consumption by efficient shared use of air in a common space that is not subjected to air conditioning in an indoor area, among a plurality of air conditioners for the purpose of heat exchange. A plurality of air conditioners each include: an air-conditioning target space-side heat exchanger configured to carry out heat exchange with air in an air-conditioning target space; a common space-side heat exchanger configured to carry out heat transfer to and from the air-conditioning target space-side heat exchanger; and a common space-side fan configured to feed taken in air from the common space to the common space-side heat exchanger and to blow the air into the common space. The common space-side heat exchangers of the air conditioners are disposed in the common space. The air conditioners are controlled based on temperature information items at plural positions in the common space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2017
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Applicant: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Atsushi MATSUBARA, Akio TASAKA, Yuusuke SHIONO, Makoto IKEDA, Norihiro NABESHIMA
  • Publication number: 20200033018
    Abstract: In an air conditioning system which conditions air in one air-conditioning-target space with a plurality of air conditioners each including a compressor, the energy consumption efficiency as a whole is improved. The air conditioners (21 to 29) each include a service-side heat exchanger exchanging heat between air of a room which is the air-conditioning-target space and a refrigerant, a heat-source-side heat exchanger exchanging heat between air of a common space and the refrigerant, and a compressor (41 to 49) compressing the refrigerant circulating through the service-side heat exchanger and the heat-source-side heat exchanger. When an air conditioning capacity falls within a predetermined range for at least two of the plurality of air conditioners (21 to 29), part of the air conditioners whose compressors are in operation has its compressor stopped.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2018
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Inventors: Norihiro NABESHIMA, Akio TASAKA, Yuusuke SHIONO, Makoto IKEDA, Atsushi MATSUBARA
  • Patent number: 9039502
    Abstract: In the air conditioner, determination is made whether or not a “3-Dimensional Swing” or a “Left/Right Swing” relating to movement of a left/right flap is set (step S2). When it is determined that the “3-Dimensional Swing” or “Left/Right Swing” is set (step S2: Yes), a determination is made whether or not the swing range of the left/right flap is set to a part of the movable range (step S3). When it is determined in step S3 that the swing range of the left/right flap is set (step S3: Yes), the left/right flap is once returned to the reference position (step S4), and then reciprocation of the left/right flap within the swing range is started (step S5).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: Daikin Industries, Ltd.
    Inventor: Atsushi Matsubara
  • Patent number: 8735170
    Abstract: A biogenic substance concentration measuring apparatus includes an optical measuring apparatus for measuring optical properties of a first substrate and a second substrate by using a cell for biogenic substance concentration measurement that includes: the first substrate on which a plurality of first metallic nanorods, each of which is modified with a substance that bonds specifically to a test substance, are immobilized such that the long axes thereof are aligned in the same direction; and the second substrate on which a plurality of second metallic nanorods, each of which is modified with a blocking substance, are immobilized such that the long axes thereof are aligned perpendicularly to the long axes of the first metallic nanorods on the first substrate, and calculates a biogenic substance concentration with high accuracy from the optical properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Masaru Minamiguchi, Tatsurou Kawamura, Masahiko Shioi, Atsushi Matsubara
  • Patent number: 8589103
    Abstract: A reference mirror 21 is disposed on a table 2, a first laser displacement sensor L1 for measuring a machined surface of a workpiece W and a second laser displacement sensor L2 for measuring a reference surface of the reference mirror 21 are disposed to a tool holder 3. A measurement motion applying section 24 causes the table 2 and the tool holder 3 to relatively move in a sinusoidal trajectory, and a sensitivity calculating section 28 calculates sensitivity of the first laser displacement sensor L1 based on machined-surface displacement data and reference-surface displacement data which are measured during the relative movement. Subsequently, an actual shape data calculating section 29 corrects the machined-surface displacement data based on the calculated sensitivity, and calculates actual shape data of the machined surface by taking the difference between the corrected machined-surface displacement data and the reference-surface displacement data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: Mori Seiki Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Atsushi Matsubara, Iwao Yamaji, Daisuke Kono, Yusuke Koike
  • Publication number: 20120288960
    Abstract: A biogenic substance concentration measuring apparatus includes an optical measuring apparatus for measuring optical properties of a first substrate and a second substrate by using a cell for biogenic substance concentration measurement that includes: the first substrate on which a plurality of first metallic nanorods, each of which is modified with a substance that bonds specifically to a test substance, are immobilized such that the long axes thereof are aligned in the same direction; and the second substrate on which a plurality of second metallic nanorods, each of which is modified with a blocking substance, are immobilized such that the long axes thereof are aligned perpendicularly to the long axes of the first metallic nanorods on the first substrate, and calculates a biogenic substance concentration with high accuracy from the optical properties.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2012
    Publication date: November 15, 2012
    Applicant: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Masaru MINAMIGUCHI, Tatsurou KAWAMURA, Masahiko SHIOI, Atsushi MATSUBARA
  • Patent number: 8256689
    Abstract: An air conditioner has an automatic operation mode or other regular mode, and a rest operation mode. The air conditioner includes an indoor unit, an outdoor air-conditioning unit, an air supply/humidification unit, and a humidity control unit. The indoor unit, the outdoor air-conditioning unit, and the air supply/humidification unit humidify or dehumidify air and supply the air into a room. The humidity control unit controls the devices in the indoor unit, the outdoor air-conditioning unit, and the air supply/humidification unit during the regular mode so that the indoor humidity reaches a first target humidity. The humidity control unit also controls the devices in the indoor unit, the outdoor air-conditioning unit, and the air supply/humidification unit during the rest operation mode so that the indoor humidity reaches a second target humidity, which is lower than the first target humidity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: Daikin Industries, Ltd.
    Inventor: Atsushi Matsubara
  • Publication number: 20110230132
    Abstract: In the air conditioner, determination is made whether or not a “3-Dimensional Swing” or a “Left/Right Swing” relating to movement of a left/right flap is set (step S2). When it is determined that the “3-Dimensional Swing” or “Left/Right Swing” is set (step S2: Yes), a determination is made whether or not the swing range of the left/right flap is set to a part of the movable range (step S3). When it is determined in step S3 that the swing range of the left/right flap is set (step S3: Yes), the left/right flap is once returned to the reference position (step S4), and then reciprocation of the left/right flap within the swing range is started (step S5).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2009
    Publication date: September 22, 2011
    Inventor: Atsushi Matsubara
  • Patent number: 7884934
    Abstract: The present invention provides an apparatus for biogenic substance concentration measurement including: a cell including therein a first region, a second region, and a test solution retention space; a light source; a polarizing plate; and a photoreceiver, in which a plurality of first metallic nanorods each having a first antibody on a surface thereof are immobilized on the first region, a plurality of second metallic nanorods each having a second antibody on a surface thereof are immobilized on the second region, the respective long axes of the plurality of first metallic nanorods are aligned in the same direction, the respective long axes of the plurality of second metallic nanorods are aligned in the same direction, the long-axis direction of the first metallic nanorod is orthogonal to the long-axis direction of the second metallic nanorod, and at least one of the polarizing plate and the cell is capable of rotation with an optical axis as the rotation axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2011
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Masaru Minamiguchi, Tatsurou Kawamura, Masahiko Shioi, Atsushi Matsubara
  • Publication number: 20110015885
    Abstract: A reference mirror 21 is disposed on a table 2, a first laser displacement sensor L1 for measuring a machined surface of a workpiece W and a second laser displacement sensor L2 for measuring a reference surface of the reference mirror 21 are disposed to a tool holder 3. A measurement motion applying section 24 causes the table 2 and the tool holder 3 to relatively move in a sinusoidal trajectory, and a sensitivity calculating section 28 calculates sensitivity of the first laser displacement sensor L1 based on machined-surface displacement data and reference-surface displacement data which are measured during the relative movement. Subsequently, an actual shape data calculating section 29 corrects the machined-surface displacement data based on the calculated sensitivity, and calculates actual shape data of the machined surface by taking the difference between the corrected machined-surface displacement data and the reference-surface displacement data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2010
    Publication date: January 20, 2011
    Applicant: MORI SEIKI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Atsushi MATSUBARA, Iwao YAMAJI, Daisuke KONO, Yusuke KOIKE
  • Publication number: 20110001976
    Abstract: The present invention provides an apparatus for biogenic substance concentration measurement including: a cell including therein a first region, a second region, and a test solution retention space; a light source; a polarizing plate; and a photoreceiver, in which a plurality of first metallic nanorods each having a first antibody on a surface thereof are immobilized on the first region, a plurality of second metallic nanorods each having a second antibody on a surface thereof are immobilized on the second region, the respective long axes of the plurality of first metallic nanorods are aligned in the same direction, the respective long axes of the plurality of second metallic nanorods are aligned in the same direction, the long-axis direction of the first metallic nanorod is orthogonal to the long-axis direction of the second metallic nanorod, and at least one of the polarizing plate and the cell is capable of rotation with an optical axis as the rotation axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2010
    Publication date: January 6, 2011
    Applicant: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Masaru MINAMIGUCHI, Tatsurou Kawamura, Masahiko Shioi, Atsushi Matsubara
  • Publication number: 20100072291
    Abstract: An air conditioner has an automatic operation mode or other regular mode, and a rest operation mode. The air conditioner includes an indoor unit, an outdoor air-conditioning unit, an air supply/humidification unit, and a humidity control unit. The indoor unit, the outdoor air-conditioning unit, and the air supply/humidification unit humidify or dehumidify air and supply the air into a room. The humidity control unit controls the devices in the indoor unit, the outdoor air-conditioning unit, and the air supply/humidification unit during the regular mode so that the indoor humidity reaches a first target humidity. The humidity control unit also controls the devices in the indoor unit, the outdoor air-conditioning unit, and the air supply/humidification unit during the rest operation mode so that the indoor humidity reaches a second target humidity, which is lower than the first target humidity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2007
    Publication date: March 25, 2010
    Applicant: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventor: Atsushi Matsubara
  • Publication number: 20090174531
    Abstract: There are provided an antenna of an apparatus for producing RFID label configured to transmit/receive information via radio communication with a RFID circuit element provided with an IC circuit part storing information, a control circuit of the apparatus for producing RFID label configured to create file additional information relating to an electronic file to be processed and to create tag access information to the IC circuit part, and a radio frequency circuit configured to transmit at least the file additional information and the tag access information to the RFID circuit element via the antenna and to write the information in the IC circuit part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2009
    Publication date: July 9, 2009
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi Ohashi, Hirokazu Sato, Kunihiro Yasui, Atsushi Matsubara, Yasuhisa Ichikawa, Yasuhiro Kudo, Shiro Yamada
  • Patent number: 7487005
    Abstract: A process planning apparatus extracts a region to be machined based on the difference of the shape data before and after machining of the workpiece, replaces the extracted region into combinations of the predetermined machining features, allocates a predetermined fixed cycle to each of the replaced machining features, and applies an assessment function relating to a machining time and a life of the end mill to each of the combinations of the machining features to which the fixed cycles are respectively allocated, thereby selecting a group of the fixed cycles which makes an assessment value obtained by the assessment function optimum as the optimal process. By these steps, it becomes possible to design the process for causing the NC machine employing end mills as a cutting tool to perform a predetermined machining of a workpiece without relying on the experience of the designer, and without necessitating complicated work.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2009
    Assignees: Mori Seiki Co., Ltd., Yasda Precision Tools K.K., Yamazaki Mazak Corp., Mitsubishi Electric Corp.
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Kakino, Atsushi Matsubara, Iwao Yamaji, Yoshifumi Fujita, Hidenori Saraie, Hisashi Otsubo, Yoshinori Yamaoka, Tomonori Sato
  • Patent number: 7103468
    Abstract: A failure detection device for a vehicle having a deceleration deactivatable engine, by which failure detection, performed primarily by monitoring the oil pressure of operation oil, is ensured. The failure detection device is provided for a vehicle having a deceleration deactivatable engine in which it is possible to deactivate at least one cylinder by closing both of intake and exhaust valves thereof by applying the oil pressure of operation oil to a passage for deactivation execution via an actuator, and also it is possible to cancel the closed state of both of the intake and exhaust valves by applying the oil pressure of the operation oil to a passage for deactivation cancellation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2006
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Teruo Wakashiro, Atsushi Matsubara, Shinichi Kitajima, Kan Nakaune, Yasuo Nakamoto, Toshinari Shinohara
  • Patent number: 7040105
    Abstract: An air conditioner is provided that can reduce the occurrence of situations in which the comfort level of an occupant of a room is degraded. The air conditioner is capable of running in cooling mode and/or dehumidifying mode and is provided with an air delivery unit, a flap, and a control unit. The air delivery unit delivers conditioned air into the room. The flap determines the discharge direction of the air delivered from the air delivery unit. The control unit executes a first control that changes the swing speed of the flap in accordance with the room temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2006
    Assignee: Daikin Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Shigetomi Kouno, Yoshihiro Nishiura, Atsushi Matsubara