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: 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
  • Publication number: 20160204530
    Abstract: Mounting and connector structure for an electronic apparatus includes a substrate, a mounting connector mounted on a substrate surface of the substrate, and a mating connector is attached/detached to the mounting connector in a direction perpendicular to the substrate surface, and a casing having a first casing member disposed on a connector mounting surface of the substrate and a second casing member disposed on an opposite surface side of the connector mounting surface, and the casing accommodates the substrate and the mounting connector in an accommodation space which is formed by coupling the casing members to one another. The first casing member is in contact with a first surface that is a side where the mating connector is attached/detached in the mounting connector, and the second casing member is in contact with a second surface that is a side facing to the first surface in the mounting connector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2016
    Publication date: July 14, 2016
    Applicant: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomomichi Mizoguchi, Atsushi Sakurai
  • Patent number: 9374077
    Abstract: There is provided a semiconductor device capable of preventing the passage of current that is unexpected in a circuit operation even in the case of reverse connection, thus ensuring higher safety. The semiconductor device has a switch circuit which includes: a first transistor; a second transistor having a drain thereof connected to a drain of the first transistor, a source and a back gate thereof connected to a back gate of the first transistor, and a gate thereof connected to a source of the first transistor; and a third transistor having a drain thereof connected to the source of the first transistor, a source and a back gate thereof connected to the back gate of the first transistor, and a gate thereof connected to the drain of the first transistor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignee: SII SEMICONDUCTOR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Atsushi Sakurai, Hiroshi Saito
  • Patent number: 9359383
    Abstract: The ?-ketoimine ligand is represented by the following formula 1: wherein R1 and R2 are each independently a C1-C5 alkyl group. A metal complex compound includes the ?-ketoimine ligand. A method of forming the ?-ketoimine ligand and a method of forming a thin film using the metal complex compound including ?-ketoimine ligand are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignees: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD., ADEKA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Youn-Joung Cho, Senji Wada, Jung-Sik Choi, Jin-Seo Lee, Atsushi Sakurai, Kyoo-Chul Cho, Atsuya Yoshinaka, Haruyoshi Sato, Junji Ueyama, Tomoharu Yoshino, Masako Shimizu
  • Patent number: 9359382
    Abstract: The ?-ketoimine ligand is represented by the following formula 1: wherein R1 and R2 are each independently a C1-C5 alkyl group. A metal complex compound includes the ?-ketoimine ligand. A method of forming the ?-ketoimine ligand and a method of forming a thin film using the metal complex compound including ?-ketoimine ligand are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignees: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD., ADEKA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Youn-Joung Cho, Senji Wada, Jung-Sik Choi, Jin-Seo Lee, Atsushi Sakurai, Kyoo-Chul Cho, Atsuya Yoshinaka, Haruyoshi Sato, Junji Ueyama, Tomoharu Yoshino, Masako Shimizu
  • Patent number: 9278476
    Abstract: The blow molding device includes a heating section that continuously transfers and heats preforms that respectively include a neck along a heating transfer path while supporting the preforms using transfer members in an inverted state, a blow molding section that simultaneously blow-molds N (N is an integer equal to or larger than 2) preforms that have been heated by the heating section in an upright state to form N containers, and an intermittent transfer section that intermittently transfers the N preforms from the heating section to the blow molding section. The intermittent transfer section includes a pitch conversion section that converts the arrangement pitch of the N preforms from a first pitch P1 to a second pitch P2 (P2>P1), and an inversion section that includes N inversion arms that respectively invert the N preforms from the inverted state to the upright state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Assignee: NISSEI ASB MACHINE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Koichi Sato, Atsushi Sakurai
  • Publication number: 20160045479
    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: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2014
    Publication date: February 18, 2016
    Applicant: ASTELLAS PHARMA INC.
    Inventors: SEIJI TAKAE, HIROYUKI KOJIMA, ATSUSHI SAKURAI, TETSUYA TAMURA, HIROAKI TASAKI, ATSUSHI MURO
  • Patent number: 9250790
    Abstract: An information processing device, method and computer program storage device that cooperate to handle different user interface situations differently. An exemplary device detects an external object as being in a touch state when and external object is in contact with a detection surface, and an adjacent state when the external object is within a predetermined distance from said detection surface but not in contact with said detection surface. A processor, when operating in a first mode, processes the touch state differently than the adjacent state. Also, the processor when operating in a second mode, processes said adjacent state as if it was the touch state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Atsushi Sakurai
  • Publication number: 20160013467
    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: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2015
    Publication date: January 14, 2016
    Inventors: Masao Kawata, Atsushi Sakurai, Makoto Wada
  • Publication number: 20150380774
    Abstract: Provided is a battery state monitoring circuit and a battery device capable of predicting a state of charge of a secondary battery with high accuracy. The battery state monitoring circuit includes a pseudo-equivalent circuit of the secondary battery, and causes a current flowing through a sense resistor to flow to the pseudo-equivalent circuit of the secondary battery, to thereby measure a pseudo-open circuit voltage of the secondary battery.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2015
    Publication date: December 31, 2015
    Inventors: Toshiyuki KOIKE, Kazuaki SANO, Atsushi SAKURAI, Hiroshi MUKAINAKANO
  • Patent number: 9217491
    Abstract: A reverse arm is pivoted by a driving pin of a reverse fork inserted into a driven hole thereof, and the reverse arm thereby moves an idle gear in an axial direction, whereby the idle gear is engaged with and disengaged from a driving gear and a driven gear of a reverse gear train. The outside diameter of the driving pin is smaller than the width between opposed flat inner side surfaces of the driven hole of the reverse arm; thus, a gap is formed between the driving pin and the inner side surfaces. A jump-over mechanism JO is provided between the reverse arm and a transmission casing for elastically urging the reverse arm outward away from a predetermined intermediate position within the pivoting range of the reverse arm and brings the driving pin in contact with one of the inner side surfaces of the driven hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2015
    Assignee: Aisin Al Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Atsushi Sakurai
  • Publication number: 20150280551
    Abstract: To provide a booster apparatus capable of being configured without using a plurality of voltage generators and with a simple circuit. A booster apparatus is equipped with a voltage generator, a plurality of boosting capacitors connected in series with the voltage generator, intermediary capacitors, and switch circuits configured to perform switching control of connections between the voltage generator, the plurality of boosting capacitors and the intermediary capacitors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2015
    Publication date: October 1, 2015
    Inventors: Atsushi SAKURAI, Hiroshi SAITO
  • Publication number: 20150266904
    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: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2013
    Publication date: September 24, 2015
    Applicant: ADEKA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomoharu Yoshino, Atsushi Sakurai, Tsubasa Shiratori, Masako Hatase, Hiroyuki Uchiuzou, Akihiro Nishida
  • Patent number: 9142868
    Abstract: Provided are a charge/discharge control circuit having a self-test function, which can dispense with a complicated test device, and a battery device. The battery device includes the charge/discharge control circuits each including a pull-up/pull-down circuit provided at a terminal to which a secondary battery is to be connected. When a self-test start signal is input so as to enter a self-test state, a self-test control circuit controls the pull-up/pull-down circuit, to thereby perform a test on a voltage detection circuit provided at the terminal to which the secondary battery is to be connected. When the self-test is finished, a self-test start signal is output to a next-stage charge/discharge control circuit, to thereby perform a test sequentially on the voltage detection circuits of the cascade-connected charge/discharge control circuits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: SEIKO INSTRUMENTS INC.
    Inventors: Atsushi Sakurai, Kazuaki Sano
  • Publication number: 20150175642
    Abstract: Disclosed is a metal alkoxide compound having physical properties suitable for a material for forming thin films by CVD, and particularly, a metal alkoxide compound having physical properties suitable for a material for forming metallic-copper thin films. A metal alkoxide compound is represented by general formula (I). A thin-film-forming material including the metal alkoxide compound is described as well. (In the formula, R1 represents a methyl group or an ethyl group, R2 represents a hydrogen atom or a methyl group, R3 represents a C1-3 linear or branched alkyl group, M represents a metal atom or a silicon atom, and n represents the valence of the metal atom or silicon atom.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2013
    Publication date: June 25, 2015
    Inventors: Atsushi Sakurai, Masako Hatase, Naoki Yamada, Tsubasa Shiratori, Akio Saito, Tomoharu Yoshino
  • Patent number: 9065281
    Abstract: Provided is a battery device for controlling charge/discharge of a secondary battery by a single bidirectionally conductive field effect transistor, a charge/discharge control circuit with which a leakage current of the bidirectionally conductive field effect transistor is reduced to perform stable operation. The charge/discharge control circuit includes: a switch circuit for controlling a gate of the bidirectionally conductive field effect transistor based on an output of a control circuit for controlling the charge/discharge of the secondary battery; and two MOS transistors for preventing back-flow of a charge current and a discharge current. The first MOS transistor has a drain and a back gate which are connected to each other, and a source connected to a drain of the bidirectionally conductive field effect transistor. The second MOS transistor has a drain and a back gate which are connected to each other, and a source connected to a source of the bidirectionally conductive field effect transistor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignee: SEIKO INSTRUMENTS INC.
    Inventors: Atsushi Sakurai, Toshiyuki Koike, Kazuaki Sano, Fumihiko Maetani
  • Publication number: 20150140409
    Abstract: An electricity storage module includes electricity storage cells. The electricity storage cells are stacked together and each have a positive terminal and a negative terminal. The electricity storage cells include a first electricity storage cell and a second electricity storage cell adjacent to the first electricity storage cell. The positive terminal of the first electricity storage cell is electrically connected to the negative terminal of the second electricity storage cell via a bus bar. The positive terminal and the negative terminal are made of different metals. One terminal and the bus bar are made of a same metal and connected to each other by welding. The one terminal is one of the positive terminal and the negative terminal. Another terminal and the bus bar are connected to each other by screw connection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Applicant: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Atsushi SAKURAI
  • Publication number: 20150140405
    Abstract: An electricity storage module includes a plurality of electricity storage cells, a plurality of holders, first and second end plates, and a fastening frame. The plurality of holders are stacked in a stacking direction together with the plurality of electricity storage cells to provide a stack. The fastening frame is to fasten the first and second end plates in the stacking direction. The plurality of holders or at least one resin member disposed between the plurality of electricity storage cells and the fastening frame each has a protrusion that protrudes outward in a width direction of the plurality of holders or the at least one resin member. The protrusion is capable of elastic deformation and is to be pressed against the fastening frame to hold the plurality of electricity storage cells in the width direction or a vertical direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Applicant: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Atsushi SAKURAI
  • Patent number: 9007026
    Abstract: Provided is a battery device including, in a charge/discharge protection circuit for controlling charge/discharge of a secondary battery by a single bidirectionally conductive field effect transistor, a charge/discharge control circuit with which the number of elements to be used is reduced to reduce the layout area. The charge/discharge control circuit includes a switch circuit for controlling a gate of the bidirectionally conductive field effect transistor based on an output of a control circuit for controlling the charge/discharge of the secondary battery, the switch circuit including a first terminal connected to a back gate of the bidirectionally conductive field effect transistor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Seiko Instruments Inc.
    Inventors: Atsushi Sakurai, Toshiyuki Koike, Kazuaki Sano, Fumihiko Maetani
  • Patent number: 9000726
    Abstract: Provided are a cell balance device for protecting a switch circuit from an overcurrent flow. The cell balance device includes: a plurality of electric accumulator connection terminals each connected to one of a node and two terminals of electric accumulators connected in series; a voltage hold device connection terminal connected to a voltage hold device; a plurality of first switch circuits provided between the plurality of electric accumulator connection terminals and the voltage hold device; a control circuit for controlling ON/OFF of the plurality of first switch circuits based on a synchronization signal; and an overcurrent detection circuit for detecting an overcurrent flowing through each of the plurality of first switch circuits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Seiko Instruments Inc.
    Inventors: Atsushi Sakurai, Hiroshi Saito