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).

  • Publication number: 20200023750
    Abstract: During running of an electric vehicle, a battery temperature control section performs preliminary temperature adjustment processing so that a temperature of the battery at a point of time of arrival at a reachable charging station is within a suitable charging temperature range. When the preliminary temperature adjustment processing is performed, a running control section performs processing for maintaining a remaining capacity securing condition that an estimated remaining capacity is equal to or exceeds a remaining capacity criterion value, the estimated remaining capacity resulting from subtraction of an estimated running electricity amount and an estimated temperature control electricity amount from a remaining capacity of the battery at a current point of time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2019
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Inventors: Kenta Fukami, Atsushi Sakurai
  • Publication number: 20190372065
    Abstract: A battery pack 10 includes a battery module 1, and a battery case 30 that houses the battery module 1. The battery module 1 includes a cell stack 2 configured by stacking a plurality of cells 21, a pair of end plates 3 provided at both end portions of the cell stack 2 in a stacking direction, and a bottom plate 6 on which the cell stack 2 and the pair of end plates 3 are mounted. Plate fixing portions 62 of the bottom plate 6 of the battery module 1 are fixed to a bottom portion 31 of the battery case 30, and the plate fixing portions 62 are disposed in a region of the cell stack 2 and the end plates 3.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2019
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Applicant: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masao KAWATA, Atsushi SAKURAI
  • Publication number: 20190348728
    Abstract: A battery pack 10 includes a battery module 1 and a cooling mechanism 40 configured to cool the battery module. The battery module 1 includes a cell stack 2 formed by stacking a plurality of cells 21, and a bottom plate 6 on which the cell stack 2 is mounted. The cooling mechanism 40 is a refrigerant flow path 41 configured to be passed through by a liquid medium W, and the bottom plate 6 constitutes at least a part of the refrigerant flow path 41. The battery pack is capable of efficiently cooling a battery module while preventing increase in a number of components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2019
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Applicant: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masao KAWATA, Atsushi SAKURAI
  • Patent number: 10444263
    Abstract: Provided is a battery monitoring system that has a high level of safety even under a state in which characteristics of a reference voltage circuit are deteriorated. The battery monitoring system has a configuration in which: a reference voltage of a first battery monitoring IC is monitored by a second battery monitoring IC; and the second battery monitoring IC outputs, when detecting that the reference voltage reaches a value falling outside a predetermined range, a signal indicating an abnormality of the reference voltage to the first battery monitoring IC, and the first battery monitoring IC stops monitoring of a battery when the signal indicating the abnormality of the reference voltage is input to the first battery monitoring IC.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: ABLIC INC.
    Inventors: Kazuaki Sano, Toshiyuki Koike, Atsushi Sakurai, Hiroshi Mukainakano
  • Patent number: 10427350
    Abstract: A preform has a flange that protrudes outward at a neck, and is supplied in an inverted state. A preform handling device includes a star wheel that is configured so that the preform is supplied to each of a plurality of depressions that are formed in an outer circumferential part of a wheel, and pushes the preform to rotationally transfer the preform from an upstream region to a downstream region, an end face guide member that is provided in the upstream region so as to be situated under the preform and that support and guide an open end face of the preform, and a pair of flange guide members that are provided in the downstream region and that support and guide a lower side of the flange of the preform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: NISSEI ASB MACHINE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Tanabe, Atsushi Sakurai
  • Publication number: 20190296288
    Abstract: The battery module includes a plurality of battery cells arranged therein. The battery cells are housed in an enclosing member, which is open on upper and lower sides, to be surrounded by the enclosing member. The battery cell stores an electrode body formed by winding a collector foil inside a cell case, which has long side walls and short side walls. The battery cell has a space between a corner where the long side wall and the short side wall intersect each other and the electrode body. The cell case has a recess partially depressed toward the space at the corner. A resin molded part molded of a resin is provided between the battery cells and the enclosing member and between the adjacent battery cells. The resin of the resin molded part enters the recess.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2019
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Applicant: Honda Motor Co.,Ltd.
    Inventor: Atsushi SAKURAI
  • Publication number: 20190296317
    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: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2019
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Applicant: Honda Motor Co.,Ltd.
    Inventor: Atsushi SAKURAI
  • Publication number: 20190282569
    Abstract: Provided is a pharmaceutical composition, which comprises 5-{[(3R)-1-acryloylpyrrolidin-3-yl]oxy}-6-ethyl-3-({4-[4-(4-methylpiperazin-1-yl)piperidin-1-yl]phenyl}amino)-pyrazine-2-carboxamide or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, and is stabilized. The pharmaceutical composition comprises potassium chloride and/or sodium chloride, and inhibits the increase of related substances.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Applicant: ASTELLAS PHARMA INC.
    Inventors: Atsushi SAKURAI, Mitsuru YOSHIDA, Tetsuo TOMINAGA
  • Publication number: 20190246457
    Abstract: An infrared heater includes a heater body and a casing. The heater body includes a heating element and a metamaterial structure capable of emitting infrared radiation having a peak wavelength of a non-Planck distribution when thermal energy is supplied from the heating element. The casing has an interior space in which the heater body is disposed and whose pressure is reducible. In addition, the casing includes an infrared radiation transmitting portion capable of transmitting the infrared radiation emitted by the metamaterial structure to an outside of the casing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2019
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Applicants: NGK INSULATORS, LTD., National University Corporation Hokkaido University, National University Corporation Niigata University
    Inventors: Michiro AOKI, Yoshio Kondo, Tsuyoshi Totani, Atsushi Sakurai
  • Patent number: 10364495
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an aluminum compound represented by general formula (I). The present invention also relates to a thin film-forming raw material that contains this aluminum compound. In general formula (I), R1 and R2 each independently denote a straight chain or branched alkyl group having 2-5 carbon atoms, and R3 denotes a methyl group or ethyl group. It is preferable for R1 and R2 to be ethyl groups. This compound has a low melting point, exhibits satisfactory volatility, has high thermal stability, and is suitable for use as a raw material used to form a thin film by a CVD method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: ADEKA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomoharu Yoshino, Atsushi Sakurai, Tsubasa Shiratori, Masako Hatase, Hiroyuki Uchiuzou, Akihiro Nishida
  • Patent number: 10351584
    Abstract: An alkoxide compound is represented by General Formula (I) below: wherein R1 to R3 each independently represent hydrogen, a C1-12 hydrocarbon group, etc.; R4 represents a C1-12 hydrocarbon group, etc.; L represents hydrogen, halogen, a hydroxyl group, an amino group, an azi group, a phosphido group, a nitrile group, a carbonyl group, a C1-12 hydrocarbon group, etc.; and M represents a metal atom or a silicon atom, n represents an integer of 1 or more, m represents an integer of 0 or more, and n+m represents the valence of the metal atom or silicon atom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: ADEKA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Atsushi Sakurai, Masako Hatase, Tomoharu Yoshino, Masaki Enzu
  • Patent number: 10333317
    Abstract: In order to provide a charge/discharge control circuit capable of controlling a charge/discharge current of secondary batteries that are connected in parallel, the charge/discharge control circuit includes: a first power supply terminal and a second power supply terminal to which a respective first electrode of each of secondary batteries which are connected in parallel is connected; a third power supply terminal to which second electrodes of the secondary batteries are connected; a connection circuit configured to connect the first power supply terminal and the second power supply terminal to generate an electric potential for an output; and a controller configured to operate on a potential difference between the electric potential supplied from the connection circuit and an electric potential supplied from the third power supply terminal, and to control charging/discharging of the first secondary battery and the second secondary battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: ABLIC INC.
    Inventors: Atsushi Sakurai, Takashi Ono, Kazuhide Yasuda
  • Publication number: 20190115573
    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: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2018
    Publication date: April 18, 2019
    Applicant: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Atsushi SAKURAI
  • Publication number: 20190115614
    Abstract: A battery module includes: a cell stack which is constituted by stacking a plurality of cells in a first direction 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 is disposed on the first surface and the second surface of the cell stack; and a frame which connects the pair of end plates. The frame includes a pair of connection frames disposed on the third surface and the fourth surface of the cell stack, and a base plate disposed on the sixth surface of the cell stack. The pair of end plates each has a protruding portion in a surface facing the base plate, and the base plate has a groove portion which accommodates the protruding portion and extends in the first direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2018
    Publication date: April 18, 2019
    Applicant: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Atsushi SAKURAI
  • Publication number: 20190022916
    Abstract: A preform has a flange that protrudes outward at a neck, and is supplied in an inverted state. A preform handling device includes a star wheel that is configured so that the preform is supplied to each of a plurality of depressions that are formed in an outer circumferential part of a wheel, and pushes the preform to rotationally transfer the preform from an upstream region to a downstream region, an end face guide member that is provided in the upstream region so as to be situated under the preform and that support and guide an open end face of the preform, and a pair of flange guide members that are provided in the downstream region and that support and guide a lower side of the flange of the preform.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2018
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Applicant: NISSEI ASB MACHINE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshiaki TANABE, Atsushi SAKURAI
  • Patent number: 10186692
    Abstract: Provided herein is an electrical storage device that can reduce fluctuations in pressing force applied to different portions of an insulating ring member. Eight projections 19c are integrally provided on a surface of a plate-like portion 19b of an insulating ring member 19, which opposes an annular projected portion 15, to contact the annular projected portion 15. The projections 19c are disposed at constant intervals in the circumferential direction of an axial core 11. The projections 19c are each shaped to extend in the radial direction of the axial core 11, and each have a length to project inwardly of a top portion 15a of the annular projected portion 15 in the radial direction of the axial core 11, being in contact with the annular projected portion 15.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: HITACHI CHEMICAL COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Masaaki Sekiya, Atsushi Sakurai, Noritaka Eguchi, Takafumi Masui, Yoshimi Wakamatsu
  • Patent number: 10186696
    Abstract: A power storage module includes a storage battery bank, a first end plate, a second end plate, and a connection bar. The storage battery bank includes storage batteries stacked in a stacking direction. The first end plate is provided at a first end of the storage battery bank and includes an outer metal plate and an inner metal plate. The inner metal plate is provided between the storage battery bank and the outer metal plate in the stacking direction. The inner metal plate has at least one recess portion and at least one protrusion portion which contacts the outer metal plate. The connection bar extends in the stacking direction and connects the second end plate and the outer metal plate of the first end plate. The outer metal plate includes a protruding end portion that protrudes with respect to the inner metal plate toward the connection bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Atsushi Sakurai
  • Publication number: 20190013500
    Abstract: A battery module includes: a cell stack body that is constituted by a plurality of cells stacked in a front-rear direction and comprises a front surface, a rear surface, a left surface, a right surface, an upper surface, and a lower surface; a pair of end plates that are disposed on the front surface and the rear surface of the cell stack body; and a pair of side frames disposed on the right surface and the left surface of the cell stack body. An end of the end plate and an end of the side frame have an overlapping portion in which the end of the end plate and the end of the side frame overlap with each other when viewed from an up-down direction. The overlapping portion has a through hole passing through in the up-down direction. A connection shaft is inserted into the through hole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2018
    Publication date: January 10, 2019
    Applicant: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Atsushi SAKURAI
  • Publication number: 20190013501
    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: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2018
    Publication date: January 10, 2019
    Applicant: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Atsushi SAKURAI
  • Publication number: 20190006644
    Abstract: A battery module includes: a cell stack body that is constituted by a plurality of cells stacked in a front-rear direction and includes a front surface, a rear surface, a left surface, a right surface, an upper surface, and a lower surface; and a casing that accommodates the cell stack body. In the battery module, the casing includes: a pair of end portions extending along the front surface and the rear surface of the cell stack body; and a side portions extending along the left surface and the right surface of the cell stack body. A width in the front-rear direction of the end portion is larger than a width in the left-right direction of the side portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2018
    Publication date: January 3, 2019
    Applicant: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Atsushi SAKURAI