Patents by Inventor Atsushi Sakurai

Atsushi Sakurai 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: 10968168
    Abstract: An isocyanate production method according to the present invention is a method in which an isocyanate is produced by subjecting a carbamate to thermal decomposition, and includes: a step of preparing a mixture liquid containing the carbamate, an inactive solvent and a polyisocyanate compound; a step of conducting a thermal decomposition reaction of the carbamate by continuously introducing the mixture liquid into a thermal decomposition reactor; a step of collecting a low-boiling decomposition product by continuously extracting the low-boiling decomposition product in a gaseous state from the reactor, the low-boiling decomposition product having a boiling point lower than the polyisocyanate compound; and a step of collecting a high-boiling component by continuously extracting, from the reactor, a liquid phase component which is not collected in a gaseous state at the step of collecting the low-boiling decomposition product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Asahi Kasei Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Nobuhisa Miyake, Koichi Nakaoka, Tsubasa Uematsu, Yusuke Sakurai, Yusuke Ishii, Kazuhiro Takagaki, Takeharu Sasaki, Yuji Kosugi, Atsushi Ohkubo, Masaaki Shinohata
  • Publication number: 20210054373
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide novel double-stranded RNA having an RNA interference effect, in which the cellular uptake and the resistance to enzymatic degradation are improved, without reducing the RNA interference effect.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2020
    Publication date: February 25, 2021
    Inventors: Takanori Kubo, Hideki Ohba, Kazuo Sakurai, Jusaku Minari, Atsushi Uno
  • Patent number: 10930906
    Abstract: A battery module includes: a cell stack body that is constituted by a plurality of cells stacked in a front-rear direction; a pair of end plates disposed on a front surface and rear surface of the cell stack body; and a pair of side frames disposed on the left surface and right surface of the cell stack body. The end plates each includes: an inner wall extending along the cell stack body; an outer wall spaced from the inner wall and facing the inner wall; a plurality of connection walls connecting the inner wall and the outer wall with each other; and a plurality of hollow portions formed by the inner wall, the outer wall, and the connection walls and extending in an up-down direction. A thickness of the connection walls is thinner than a thickness of the inner wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Atsushi Sakurai
  • Publication number: 20210045195
    Abstract: An infrared radiation device includes a body including a heat generating part and first and second metamaterial structures that are capable of radiating infrared rays having a peak wavelength of a non-Planck distribution upon receipt of thermal energy from the heat generating part. The first metamaterial structure is disposed on a first surface side of the heat generating part, and the second metamaterial structure is disposed on a second surface side opposite to the first surface side of the heat generating part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2020
    Publication date: February 11, 2021
    Applicants: NGK Insulators, Ltd., National University Corporation Hokkaido University, Niigata University
    Inventors: Michiro AOKI, Yoshio KONDO, Tsuyoshi TOTANI, Atsushi SAKURAI
  • Patent number: 10904469
    Abstract: An imaging apparatus is provided and is configured in such a manner that a plurality of first pixels are connected to a first AD conversion unit, and a plurality of second pixels are connected to a second AD conversion unit whereby the imaging apparatus has a beneficial connection relationship between the pixels and the AD conversion units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yuuichirou Hatano, Katsuhito Sakurai, Atsushi Furubayashi
  • Patent number: 10895835
    Abstract: A fixing device includes a fixing rotator, a hollow pressure rotator, a heater, a holder, and a bearing. The pressure rotator is configured to contact the fixing rotator. The heater is disposed inside the pressure rotator. The holder is configured to hold the pressure rotator and the heater. The bearing is configured to rotatably support the pressure rotator. The holder includes a curved face contact portion having a curved face conforming to an outer circumferential surface of the bearing to contact the bearing. The bearing includes a flange. The flange is configured to divide the bearing into an inboard area and an outboard area in an axial direction of the pressure rotator. The inboard area and the outboard area are asymmetrical.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Atsushi Ashikagaya, Satoshi Takahashi, Takanori Sakurai, Shigeaki Gotoh
  • Publication number: 20210013562
    Abstract: A power storage module comprises: a frame body; a plurality of power storage cells accommodated in the frame body; a bridging portion that is provided inside the frame body and connects an upper portion and a lower portion of the frame body to each other; and two flange portions that are provided outside the frame body and project in directions opposite to each other. The two flange portions are located above a central portion of the frame body in a height direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2020
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Inventor: Atsushi Sakurai
  • Publication number: 20210013465
    Abstract: What is provided is a power storage module (1) including a cell housing body (2) having a rectangular top plate (21) and bottom plate (22), and two rectangular side plates (23 and 23) disposed to face each other to connect the top plate (21) and the bottom plate (22), a plurality of cell housing spaces (27) disposed in the cell housing body (2) and separated by a partition plate (26) connecting the two side plates (23 and 23), a power storage cell (3) housed in the cell housing spaces (27), and plate-shaped flange portions (25 and 25) formed to protrude from outer surfaces of the two side plates (23 and 23), wherein the power storage module (1) is fixable to an installation site by fixing the plate-shaped flange portions (25 and 25) to the installation site.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2020
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Inventor: Atsushi Sakurai
  • Patent number: 10892462
    Abstract: The disclosure provides a battery structure. In a battery structure, a plurality of electrode bodies respectively having positive electrode current collecting parts and negative electrode current collecting parts are received in one conductive container. The negative electrode current collecting part of the first electrode body among the plurality of electrode bodies and the positive electrode current collecting part of the second electrode body among the plurality of electrode bodies are electrically connected to the container, such that the first electrode body and the second electrode body are connected in series.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Atsushi Sakurai
  • Publication number: 20200411582
    Abstract: A semiconductor apparatus includes a stack of a first chip having a plurality of pixel circuits arranged in a matrix form and a second chip having a plurality of electric circuit arranged in a matrix form. A wiring path between a semiconductor element configuring the pixel circuit and a semiconductor element configuring the electric circuit or a positional relationship between a semiconductor element configuring the pixel circuit and a semiconductor element configuring the electric circuit is differentiated among the electric circuits.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2020
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Inventors: Hiroaki Kobayashi, Atsushi Furubayashi, Katsuhito Sakurai
  • Publication number: 20200403199
    Abstract: Occurrence of a problem in a power storage module due to a force such as an impact from outside can be inhibited. The power storage module includes a battery cell 2 having electrode terminals 2A and 2B, an external connector 3 electrically connected to the electrode terminals, and a battery case which houses the battery cell and the external connector. The battery case includes a case main body 5 formed in a tubular shape and having an inside serving as a housing space 10 in which the battery cell and the external connector are housed. The external connector is fixed to the battery case. The electrode terminals and the external connector are disposed at one opening end portion 18A of the case main body. The electrode terminals and the external connector are positioned to be offset from each other in a direction perpendicular to an axial direction of the case main body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2020
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Inventor: Atsushi Sakurai
  • Patent number: 10857721
    Abstract: A blow molding device of the invention includes a pair of blow cavity split molds (50A, 50B), a chuck member (80) that chucks a mouth portion (20) and conveys a preform (10A), a blow core mold (70) that includes a tubular portion (71) which surrounds circumferences of the mouth portion and a flange (25) and introduces blow air into the preform, and a pair of projecting members (60A, 60B) which have a halved ring shape and are provided detachably on each upper surface of the pair of blow cavity split molds. Each of the pair of projecting members includes an airtight sealing portion (61) which is in contact with a lower end face of the tubular portion of the blow core mold, and a positioning portion (62) which positions the flange of the preform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: NISSEI ASB MACHINE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Atsushi Sakurai, Yoshiaki Tanabe
  • Publication number: 20200373530
    Abstract: Provided is a battery pack that, even in a case in which a metal plate and an electrode terminal are made of different metals, can increase reliability of the connection strength by welding them and can be configured at a low cost. A battery pack 1 includes adjacent battery cells 2 having positive and negative electrode terminals connected each other by a metal, plate 3, and a dissimilar material bonding plate 4 having a terminal insertion hole 43 is disposed above a terminal connection hole 32, which is a long hole or a loose hole, into which an electrode terminal 24 composed of a different kind of metal from the metal plate 3.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2020
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Inventor: Atsushi SAKURAI
  • Publication number: 20200356034
    Abstract: A fixing device includes a fixing rotator, a hollow pressure rotator, a heater, a holder, and a bearing. The pressure rotator is configured to contact the fixing rotator. The heater is disposed inside the pressure rotator. The holder is configured to hold the pressure rotator and the heater. The bearing is configured to rotatably support the pressure rotator. The holder includes a curved face contact portion having a curved face conforming to an outer circumferential surface of the bearing to contact the bearing. The bearing includes a flange. The flange is configured to divide the bearing into an inboard area and an outboard area in an axial direction of the pressure rotator. The inboard area and the outboard area are asymmetrical.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2020
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Inventors: Atsushi ASHIKAGAYA, Satoshi TAKAHASHI, Takanori SAKURAI, Shigeaki GOTOH
  • Patent number: 10827095
    Abstract: A disclosed managing apparatus and image forming apparatus management system ensure confidentiality of information in an image forming apparatus while usability is maintained. An image forming apparatus acquires IC card identifying information with an IC card reader. A management server acquires a user ID associated with the acquired IC card identifying information and use limit information concerning use of the image forming apparatus. A process is performed in the image forming apparatus in accordance with the use limit information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Atsushi Sakagami, Naoto Sakurai, Koji Sasaki, Daiya Miyasaka, Tomoko Nishizawa, Yasuhiko Tsugawa, Yohei Ono
  • Publication number: 20200336621
    Abstract: A disclosed managing apparatus and image forming apparatus management system ensure confidentiality of information in an image forming apparatus while usability is maintained. An image forming apparatus acquires IC card identifying information with an IC card reader. A management server acquires a user ID associated with the acquired IC card identifying information and use limit information concerning use of the image forming apparatus. A process is performed in the image forming apparatus in accordance with the use limit information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2020
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Inventors: Atsushi Sakagami, Naoto Sakurai, Koji Sasaki, Daiya Miyasaka, Tomoko Nishizawa, Yasuhiko Tsugawa, Yohei Ono
  • Patent number: 10811455
    Abstract: A semiconductor apparatus includes a stack of a first chip having a plurality of pixel circuits arranged in a matrix form and a second chip having a plurality of electric circuit arranged in a matrix form. A wiring path between a semiconductor element configuring the pixel circuit and a semiconductor element configuring the electric circuit or a positional relationship between a semiconductor element configuring the pixel circuit and a semiconductor element configuring the electric circuit is differentiated among the electric circuits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hiroaki Kobayashi, Atsushi Furubayashi, Katsuhito Sakurai
  • Patent number: 10773773
    Abstract: An electrical bicycle derailleur is basically provided with a base member, a movable member, at least one link member, a motor unit and a wireless unit. The base member is configured to be mounted to a bicycle frame. The movable member is movably arranged relative to the base member. The at least one link member movably connects the base member and the movable member. The motor unit is disposed on one of the base member, the movable member, and the at least one link member. The motor unit includes a motor configured to move the at least one link member. The wireless unit includes a wireless receiver configured to receive a wireless signal, the wireless unit being disposed on the at least one link member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Shimano Inc.
    Inventors: Atsushi Komatsu, Shingo Sakurai
  • Patent number: 10770703
    Abstract: A battery module includes: a cell stack which is constituted by stacking a plurality of cells, and includes a first surface, a second surface, a third surface, a fourth surface, a fifth surface, and a sixth surface; a pair of end plates which are disposed on the first surface and the second surface of the cell stack; and a pair of connection frames which connect the pair of end plates. The pair of end plates each includes: a plurality of column portions; a plurality of beam portions; and hollow portions formed by the column portions and the beam portions. The pair of the end plates each has a uniform width in a stacking direction. In at least one beam portion of the plurality of beam portions, a width of a central portion is greater than a width of both end portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Atsushi Sakurai
  • Patent number: 10742841
    Abstract: A disclosed managing apparatus and image forming apparatus management system ensure confidentiality of information in an image forming apparatus while usability is maintained. An image forming apparatus acquires IC card identifying information with an IC card reader. A management server acquires a user ID associated with the acquired IC card identifying information and use limit information concerning use of the image forming apparatus. A process is performed in the image forming apparatus in accordance with the use limit information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Atsushi Sakagami, Naoto Sakurai, Koji Sasaki, Daiya Miyasaka, Tomoko Nishizawa, Yasuhiko Tsugawa, Yohei Ono