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: 9786895
    Abstract: An energy storage module includes an energy storage cell group containing a plurality of energy storage cells stacked in a stacking direction, and a pair of end plates provided at both ends of the energy storage cell group in the stacking direction. A terminal frame is provided at the end plate in order to electrically connect an electrode terminal of the energy storage cell provided at an end in the stacking direction and an output line. The terminal frame is fixed to the end plate by fixing points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masao Kawata, Atsushi Sakurai, Makoto Wada
  • Publication number: 20170211184
    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: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2017
    Publication date: July 27, 2017
    Inventors: Tomoharu YOSHINO, Atsushi SAKURAI, Tsubasa SHIRATORI, Masako HATASE, Hiroyuki UCHIUZOU, Akihiro NISHIDA
  • Patent number: 9663538
    Abstract: Disclosed is an aluminum compound of general formula (I) and a thin film forming material containing the aluminum compound. In formula (I), R1 and R2 each represent straight or branched C2-C5 alkyl, and R3 represent methyl or ethyl. R1 and R2 are each preferably ethyl. The compound has a low melting temperature, sufficient volatility, and high thermal stability and is therefore suited for use as a material for thin film formation by CVD.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: ADEKA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomoharu Yoshino, Atsushi Sakurai, Tsubasa Shiratori, Masako Hatase, Hiroyuki Uchiuzou, Akihiro Nishida
  • Publication number: 20170129912
    Abstract: The alkoxide compound of the present invention is characteristically represented by the following general formula (I):
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2015
    Publication date: May 11, 2017
    Applicant: ADEKA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Atsushi SAKURAI, Masako HATASE, Tomoharu YOSHINO, Masaki ENZU
  • Patent number: 9647469
    Abstract: Provided is a highly safe battery device in which the accuracy of an overcurrent detection current value is high. A charge and discharge control circuit includes an overcurrent detecting terminal, an overcurrent detecting circuit for detecting overcurrent of a secondary battery, the overcurrent detecting circuit being connected to the overcurrent detecting terminal, and a constant current circuit for causing a current to flow to the overcurrent detecting terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: SII Semiconductor Corporation
    Inventors: Atsushi Sakurai, Fumihiko Maetani
  • Publication number: 20170121358
    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: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2015
    Publication date: May 4, 2017
    Applicant: ADEKA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Atsushi SAKURAI, Masako HATASE, Tomoharu YOSHINO, Masaki ENZU
  • Publication number: 20170050998
    Abstract: The cobalt compound of this invention is represented by general formula (I) below. In general formula (I), R1 to R3 independently represent a straight chain or branched alkyl group having 1 to 5 carbon atoms. In addition, the thin film-forming raw material of this invention contains the cobalt compound represented by general formula (I). According to this invention, it is possible to provide a cobalt compound which can be transported in the form of a liquid due to having a low melting point, which can be decomposed at a low temperature and which can be easily vaporized due to having a high vapor pressure; and a thin film-forming raw material that uses this cobalt compound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2015
    Publication date: February 23, 2017
    Applicant: ADEKA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomoharu YOSHINO, Masaki ENZU, Atsushi SAKURAI, Masako HATASE, Hiroyuki UCHIUZOU, Akihiro NISHIDA
  • Patent number: 9577442
    Abstract: Provided are a cell balance device with high cell balance performance and high cell balance speed and requiring no high voltage process, and a battery system including the cell balance devices. The cell balance device includes: three terminals to be connected to secondary batteries; one terminal to be connected to a voltage hold device; three switches provided between the three terminals and the one terminal; and a receiving terminal and a transmitting terminal for a synchronization signal. Alternatively, the cell balance device includes: four terminals to be connected to secondary batteries; two terminals to be connected to a voltage hold device; six switches provided between the four terminals and the two terminals; and a receiving terminal and a transmitting terminal for a synchronization signal. The battery system includes: a plurality of secondary batteries; a plurality of voltage hold devices; a plurality of cell balance devices; and a clock generation circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: SII SEMICONDUCTOR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Atsushi Sakurai, Kazuaki Sano, Hiroshi Saito
  • Publication number: 20170044188
    Abstract: This invention provides a copper compound represented by General Formula (I) below. In General Formula (I), R1 to R3 independently represent a linear or branched alkyl group with a carbon number of 1 to 5; provided that R1 and R2 are a methyl group, R3 represents a linear or branched alkyl group with a carbon number of 2 to 5; and provided that R1 is a methyl group and R2 is an ethyl group, R3 represents a methyl group or a linear or branched alkyl group with a carbon number of 3 to 5. A starting material for forming a thin film of the present invention includes the copper compound represented by General Formula (I). The present invention can provide a copper compound which has a low melting point, can be conveyed in a liquid state, has a high vapor pressure, and is easily vaporizable, and also a starting material for forming a thin film which uses such a copper compound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2015
    Publication date: February 16, 2017
    Applicant: ADEKA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomoharu YOSHINO, Masaki ENZU, Atsushi SAKURAI, Akihiro NISHIDA, Makoto OKABE
  • Publication number: 20170003327
    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: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2016
    Publication date: January 5, 2017
    Inventors: Kazuaki SANO, Toshiyuki KOIKE, Atsushi SAKURAI, Hiroshi MUKAINAKANO
  • Publication number: 20160343997
    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: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2014
    Publication date: November 24, 2016
    Inventors: Masaaki SEKIYA, Atsushi SAKURAI, Noritaka EGUCHI, Takafumi MASUI, Yoshimi WAKAMATSU
  • Publication number: 20160343518
    Abstract: Provided herein is a capacitor in which an electrolyte is infiltrated into a wound electrode group faster than conventionally. A negative current collecting member 9 has one slit 57 formed to extend across a protruded portion 49 and a negative current collecting member body (first welding portion) 53 and to penetrate the protruded portion 49 and the negative current collecting member body 53 in a thickness direction. The slit 57 passes through the center of the protruded portion 49, and extends entirely across the protruded portion 49 such that both ends of the slit 57 reach the negative current collecting member body 53.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2014
    Publication date: November 24, 2016
    Inventors: Atsushi SAKURAI, Takafumi MASUI, Masaaki SEKIYA, Noritaka EGUCHI, Yoshimi WAKAMATSU
  • Patent number: 9474770
    Abstract: The present invention provides a sepsis therapeutic drug useful for prophylaxis and treatment of sepsis. A prophylactic agent and/or a therapeutic agent for sepsis containing 5-aminolevulinic acid (5-ALA) or a derivative thereof or a pharmacologically acceptable salt of 5-ALA or the derivative as an active ingredient is prepared. The prophylactic agent and/or the therapeutic agent preferably contains a metal-containing compound such as ferrous sodium citrate in addition to the ALAs. Preferred examples of the ALAs include ALA; various esters of ALA such as methyl, ethyl, propyl, butyl, and pentyl esters; and hydrochlorides, phosphates, sulfates of ALA and the esters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignees: SBI Pharmaceuticals Co., Ltd., Nihon University
    Inventors: Kosaku Kinoshita, Katsuhisa Tanjoh, Akihiro Noda, Atsushi Sakurai, Tohru Tanaka, Kiwamu Takahashi, Motowo Nakajima, Fuminori Abe
  • Patent number: 9472345
    Abstract: An aluminum compound is represented by following Formula 1. In Formula 1, X is a functional group represented by following Formula 2 or Formula 3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignees: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD., ADEKA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Sang-Chul Youn, Atsushi Sakurai, Masako Hatase, Youn-Joung Cho, Ji-Na Kang, Naoki Yamada, Jung-Sik Choi
  • Publication number: 20160272664
    Abstract: Disclosed is a ruthenium compound useful as a precursor in chemical vapor growth, particularly ALD. The compound has good reactivity with a reactive gas, a high vapor pressure, and a low melting point. The compound is represented by general formula (I), wherein R1, R2, and R3 each independently represent a straight or branched chain alkyl group having 1 to 5 carbon atoms, provided that the total number of the carbon atoms of R1 and R2 is 3 to 10. In formula (I), R1 and R2 are each preferably ethyl or isopropyl.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2014
    Publication date: September 22, 2016
    Inventors: Masako HATASE, Masaki ENZU, Atsushi SAKURAI, Tomoharu YOSHINO
  • Publication number: 20160240835
    Abstract: A power storage module includes storage batteries, separators, a temperature measuring component, and a temperature measuring component holder. Each of the storage batteries includes a terminal surface, a positive terminal, and a negative terminal. The positive terminal and the negative terminal are provided on the terminal surface. The temperature measuring component is to measure a temperature of a measured storage battery among the storage batteries. The temperature measuring component holder is provided on a terminal surface side of the measured storage battery between the positive terminal and the negative terminal of the measured storage battery to hold the temperature measuring component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2016
    Publication date: August 18, 2016
    Applicant: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Atsushi SAKURAI, Masao KAWATA
  • Publication number: 20160240827
    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: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2016
    Publication date: August 18, 2016
    Applicant: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Atsushi SAKURAI
  • Patent number: 9408835
    Abstract: A pharmaceutical composition containing, as the active ingredient, 4-{[(1R,2s,3S,5s,7s)-5-hydroxy-2-adamantyl]amino}-1H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-5-carboxamide, of which the solubility in an acidic pH region is different from that in a neutral pH region, with rapid disintegration property and rapid drug dissolution property as well as the expectation of a good drug dosing compliance, is provided. The pharmaceutical composition for oral administration of the present invention contains 4-{[(1R,2s,3S,5s,7s)-5-hydroxy-2-adamantyl]amino}-1H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-5-carboxamide or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, and a hydrophilic lubricant, and is useful as a pharmaceutical composition for oral administration with rapid disintegration property and rapid drug dissolution property as well as the expectation of a good drug dosing compliance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: ASTELLAS PHARMA INC.
    Inventors: Seiji Takae, Hiroyuki Kojima, Atsushi Sakurai, Tetsuya Tamura, Hiroaki Tasaki, Atsushi Muro
  • Publication number: 20160221246
    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: April 13, 2016
    Publication date: August 4, 2016
    Applicant: NISSEI ASB MACHINE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshiaki TANABE, Atsushi SAKURAI
  • Patent number: 9401615
    Abstract: A charging and discharging control circuit includes a switching circuit that controls the gate of a bidirectional conduction type field effect transistor; a first transistor of which the drain is connected to the drain of the bidirectional conduction type field effect transistor, the gate is connected to the source of the bidirectional conduction type field effect transistor, and the source and the back gate are connected to a first terminal of the switching circuit; and a second transistor of which the drain is connected to the source of the bidirectional conduction type field effect transistor, the gate is connected to the drain of the bidirectional conduction type field effect transistor, and the source and the back gate are connected to the first terminal of the switching circuit. The back gate of the bidirectional conduction type field effect transistor is connected to the first terminal of the switching circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2016
    Assignee: SII SEMICONDUCTOR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Satoshi Abe, Atsushi Sakurai