Patents by Inventor Atsushi Ogata

Atsushi Ogata 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: 20210050588
    Abstract: A nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery (10) in an example embodiment includes a positive electrode (11) having a lithium metal composite oxide, and a negative electrode (12) having graphite. The lithium metal composite oxide includes first composite oxide particles which are secondary particles formed by aggregation of primary particles having an average particle size of 50 nm to 5 ?m, and second composite oxide particles which are non-aggregated particles having an average particle size of 2 ?m to 20 ?m. The positive electrode (11) has lower initial charge/discharge efficiency than the initial charge/discharge efficiency of the negative electrode (12).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2019
    Publication date: February 18, 2021
    Applicants: Panasonic Corporation, SANYO Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yukihiro Oki, Shun Nomura, Atsushi Ogata
  • Publication number: 20200234929
    Abstract: A mounting table has a first surface for mounting jigs one by one and a second surface for mounting a ring member. An acquisition unit acquires a gap dimension between the second surface and a facing portion of the mounted jig. A measurement unit measures a lifted distance of the ring member at each of circumferential multiple locations when an upper surface of the ring member is in contact with the facing portion. A thickness calculation unit calculates, for each of the multiple locations, thickness at each of different radial positions of the ring member based on the gap dimension and the lifted distance. A misalignment calculation unit specifies a characteristic position of the ring member for each of the multiple locations based on the calculated thickness and calculate a misalignment amount between a center of a circle passing through the characteristic positions and a center of the first surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2020
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Applicant: TOKYO ELECTRON LIMITED
    Inventor: Atsushi OGATA
  • Patent number: 10710162
    Abstract: To provide an apparatus and method for manufacturing a metal nanoparticle dispersion with which a metal nanoparticle dispersion can be manufactured without using expensive reagents or equipment, and to provide a method for manufacturing a metal nanoparticle support, metal nanoparticles, a metal nanoparticle dispersion, and a metal nanoparticle support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ADVANCED INDUSTRIAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki Teramoto, Atsushi Ogata, Akihiko Wakisaka, Hyun-Ha Kim
  • Patent number: 10703594
    Abstract: A sheet conveyance apparatus is configured to interlock a first transmission mechanism and a second transmission mechanism such that the second transmission mechanism switches a rotational driving direction of a reverse rotary member between a normal rotation direction and a reverse rotation direction with a delay with respect to the first transmission mechanism starting transmission of a rotational driving force such that a guide member pivots between a first pivot position and a second pivot position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Motohiro Furusawa, Atsushi Ogata
  • Publication number: 20200183367
    Abstract: A program development support device that manages program components on a project basis includes: a program component creating unit that adds a name to each of the program components; and a program component managing unit that identifies identity between a plurality of the program components when the program components are combined, based on a program component name and specification information, the program component name being the name added by a user to corresponding one of the program components by using the program component creating unit, the specification information being creation information specified by the user among a plurality of types of the creation information that is information relating to creation of the corresponding one program component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshio USUI, Atsushi OGATA
  • Publication number: 20200161101
    Abstract: A mounting table has a first mounting surface for mounting jigs sequentially one by one and a second mounting surface for mounting a ring member. The jigs respectively have facing portions facing an upper surface of the ring member, and positions of the facing portions in a radial direction of the ring member are different. An acquisition unit acquires gap information indicating a gap dimension between the second mounting surface and the facing portion of the mounted jig. A measurement unit measures a lifted distance of the ring member from the second mounting surface when the upper surface is in contact with the facing portion by lifting the ring member while the mounted jig is mounted. A thickness calculation unit calculates thicknesses of the ring member at different locations in the radial direction of the ring member based on the gap dimension and the measured lifted distance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2019
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Applicant: TOKYO ELECTRON LIMITED
    Inventor: Atsushi OGATA
  • Patent number: 10618765
    Abstract: A discharge unit discharges a sheet having an image thereon. A switching unit switches between stacking the sheet discharged from the discharge unit on a stacking unit or conveying the sheet from the discharge unit toward an image reading apparatus. A conveyance unit conveys the sheet conveyed via the switching unit to a reading unit. A cooling unit cools the sheet discharged from the discharge unit or cools the reading unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hiroki Kato, Atsushi Ogata, Kazushi Ino, Motohiro Furusawa, Koji Kawamura, Ichiro Yasumaru
  • Publication number: 20200111648
    Abstract: In a plasma processing apparatus, a mounting table have a first mounting surface on which a target object or a jig is mounted and a second mounting surface on which a ring member is mounted. The jig is used for measuring a thickness of the ring member disposed around the target object and having a facing portion facing an upper surface of the ring member. Elevating mechanisms lift or lower the ring member with respect to the second mounting surface. An acquisition unit acquires gap information indicating a gap dimension between the second mounting surface and the facing portion of the jig. A measurement unit measures a lifted distance of the ring member from the second mounting surface. A thickness calculation unit calculates the thickness of the ring member based on the gap dimension and the measured lifted distance of the ring member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2019
    Publication date: April 9, 2020
    Applicant: TOKYO ELECTRON LIMITED
    Inventor: Atsushi OGATA
  • Publication number: 20200098550
    Abstract: In a plasma processing apparatus, a table has a wafer support to hold a wafer and a peripheral segment surrounding the wafer support and having through-holes. The peripheral segment has an upper surface lower than that of the wafer support. An outer focus ring is disposed over the peripheral segment and has a recess or a cutout at an inner portion of the outer focus ring, and the recess or cutout has through-holes. An inner focus ring is disposed in the recess or cutout of the outer focus ring. Lift pins respectively extend through the through-holes of the peripheral segment and the through-holes of the recess or cutout of the outer focus ring. Shift mechanisms control shift of the respective lift pins.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2019
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Applicant: TOKYO ELECTRON LIMITED
    Inventors: Shuichi TAKAHASHI, Takaharu MIYADATE, Takaaki KIKUCHI, Atsushi OGATA, Nobutaka SASAKI, Takashi TAIRA
  • Patent number: 10564584
    Abstract: A sheet-conveying device includes first, second, and third rotary members, and a switching unit. The first rotary member rotates in one direction to convey, with the second rotary member, a sheet in a first direction and to convey, with the third rotary member, the sheet in a second direction. The switching unit switch from a first to a second state by moving the first rotary member before a trailing end of the first direction conveyed sheet passes through the first and second rotary members. The first state is a state where the second rotary member contacts a first surface of the sheet and the first rotary member contacts a second surface of the sheet. The second state is a state where the first rotary member contacts with the first surface of the sheet and the third rotary member contacts the second surface of the sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Atsushi Ogata, Motohiro Furusawa
  • Patent number: 10556762
    Abstract: A sheet conveying apparatus includes first, second, and third rotating members, a switching unit, and a regulating member. The first rotating member rotates in one direction to convey, with the second rotating member, a sheet in a first direction and convey, with the third rotating member, the sheet in a second direction different from the first direction. The switching unit switches the first rotating member between first and second positions. The first position is a position in which the first rotating member coveys a sheet with the second or third rotating member. The second position is a position to which the first rotating member is retracted from the first position. Where the first rotating member moves from the first position, the regulating member regulates the sheet position so that a sheet rear end held by the second and third rotating members is positioned above a first rotating member moving trajectory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Atsushi Ogata, Motohiro Furusawa
  • Patent number: 10553862
    Abstract: A positive electrode active material for a secondary battery contains second particles which are produced by aggregation of primary particles of a lithium transition metal oxide containing Ni and W, and a boron compound present inside and on the surfaces of the secondary particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Atsushi Ogata, Takao Kokubu
  • Patent number: 10553878
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to a positive electrode active material for non-aqueous electrolyte secondary batteries that is capable of suppressing an increase in battery direct current resistance due to high-temperature storage (e.g., storage at 60° C. or higher). Positive electrode active material particles in one aspect of the present disclosure include secondary particles formed by aggregation of primary particles of a lithium transition metal oxide containing Ni and Mn and include a boron compound present in the inner part and surface of the secondary particles. The difference in composition ratio between Ni and Mn in the lithium transition metal oxide is more than 0.2. The proportion of the boron element content in the inner part of the secondary particles to the total boron element content in the inner part and surface of the secondary particles is in the range from 5% by mass to 60% by mass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takao Kokubu, Atsushi Ogata
  • Patent number: 10509356
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an image forming portion, a fixing portion, a reversing portion, a re-feeding path, a detecting portion, a first feeding path, a second feeding path, an air flow generating portion, and a flow path forming portion. The flow path forming portion forms a flow path along which air flow is passed through between a recording material passing through the second feeding path and a constituent portion constituting the second feeding path on a side toward the detecting portion and guides the recording material passing through the second feeding path, when the recording material passes through the second feeding path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yoshitaka Zaitsu, Kazushi Suzuki, Atsushi Ogata
  • Patent number: 10435260
    Abstract: A sheet conveying apparatus includes a first rotating member, a second rotating member to convey a sheet in a first direction upon the first rotating member rotating, a third rotating member to convey the sheet in a second direction upon the first rotating member rotating, and a switching unit. The switching unit switches a position of the first rotating member between a first position at which the first and second or first and third rotating members convey the sheet, and a second position at which the first rotating member is retracted. Before a rear end of the sheet has been conveyed by the first rotating member and the second rotating member, the switching unit moves the first rotating member from the first position towards the second position. The switching unit stops a movement of the first rotating member at a position between the first position and the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Atsushi Ogata, Motohiro Furusawa
  • Publication number: 20190250549
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an image forming portion, a fixing portion, a reversing portion, a re-feeding path, a detecting portion, a first feeding path, a second feeding path, an air flow generating portion, and a flow path forming portion. The flow path forming portion forms a flow path along which air flow is passed through between a recording material passing through the second feeding path and a constituent portion constituting the second feeding path on a side toward the detecting portion and guides the recording material passing through the second feeding path, when the recording material passes through the second feeding path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2019
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Inventors: Yoshitaka Zaitsu, Kazushi Suzuki, Atsushi Ogata
  • Patent number: 10340521
    Abstract: An object of the invention is to provide a nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery having good cycle characteristics. The nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery of the present invention includes a positive electrode containing a positive electrode active material, a negative electrode containing a negative electrode active material, a separator interposed between the positive electrode and the negative electrode, and a nonaqueous electrolyte. The positive electrode active material is a layered lithium transition metal oxide, and the positive electrode active material has a crystallite size of 140 nm or less. The negative electrode active material contains at least carbon, and the nonaqueous electrolyte contains 2 to 30% by volume of fluoroethylene carbonate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: SANYO Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Atsushi Ogata, Yoshiyuki Muraoka, Katsunori Yanagida, Masanobu Takeuchi, Fumiharu Niina
  • Patent number: 10294068
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a discharging portion to discharge a sheet on which the image has been formed, an image reading portion to read the image formed on the sheet, and a switching portion to switch between a first position where the discharged sheet is conveyed to a supporting portion and a second position where the discharged sheet is conveyed toward the image reading portion. The sheet conveyed toward the image reading portion is conveyed to a reading position after conveyance of the sheet by the discharging portion is finished, and the control portion conveys the sheet at a first conveyance speed in a period before a trailing end of the sheet is released from the discharging portion and conveys the sheet at a second conveyance speed different from the first conveyance speed in a period after the trailing end of the sheet is released from the discharging portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Atsushi Ogata, Kazushi Ino, Hiroki Kato, Motohiro Furusawa, Koji Kawamura, Ichiro Yasumaru
  • Publication number: 20190127164
    Abstract: A sheet conveyance apparatus is configured to interlock a first transmission mechanism and a second transmission mechanism such that the second transmission mechanism switches a rotational driving direction of a reverse rotary member between a normal rotation direction and a reverse rotation direction with a delay with respect to the first transmission mechanism starting transmission of a rotational driving force such that a guide member pivots between a first pivot position and a second pivot position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2018
    Publication date: May 2, 2019
    Inventors: Motohiro Furusawa, Atsushi Ogata
  • Publication number: 20190100392
    Abstract: A sheet conveying apparatus includes first, second, and third rotating members, a switching unit, and a regulating member. The first rotating member rotates in one direction to convey, with the second rotating member, a sheet in a first direction and convey, with the third rotating member, the sheet in a second direction different from the first direction. The switching unit switches the first rotating member between first and second positions. The first position is a position in which the first rotating member coveys a sheet with the second or third rotating member. The second position is a position to which the first rotating member is retracted from the first position. Where the first rotating member moves from the first position, the regulating member regulates the sheet position so that a sheet rear end held by the second and third rotating members is positioned above a first rotating member moving trajectory.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2018
    Publication date: April 4, 2019
    Inventors: Atsushi Ogata, Motohiro Furusawa