Patents by Inventor Hajime Satou

Hajime Satou 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: 20120225177
    Abstract: The present invention provides carbonated beverages that have new qualities of being less likely to release carbon dioxide dissolved therein, bringing the feeling of fine bubbles in drinking, and allowing a full control of their sparkling characteristic, and a method for producing the carbonated beverages. A liquid containing carbon dioxide gas is passed through an apparatus to generate cavitation under pressure conditions to generate cavitation in the liquid, thereby making finer the bubbles of the dissolved carbon dioxide gas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2010
    Publication date: September 6, 2012
    Applicant: SUNTORY HOLDINGS LIMITED
    Inventors: Yuki Matsuoka, Hajime Satou, Takuya Hashimoto, Noriyuki Ando, Hitoshi Matsubara, Toshihiko Eguchi
  • Patent number: 8148010
    Abstract: A bipolar battery and a battery assembly unit that reduces a current density change in a battery element is disclosed. The bipolar battery comprises a battery element configured by alternately stacking a bipolar electrode and an electrolyte layer, as well as cathode and anode terminal plates electrically connected to the battery element so as to extract the current from the battery element. In the bipolar battery, the total electrical resistance of the cathode and anode terminal plates along the surface direction is smaller than the total electrical resistance of the battery element along the stacking direction between the cathode and anode terminal plates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2012
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kenji Hosaka, Hideaki Horie, Hajime Satou, Yoshio Shimoida, Teruo Segawa, Gen Takayama, Ohtani Yoshihiko
  • Publication number: 20110041250
    Abstract: This air cell cushion has a pair of side air cells extending upwardly from the upper surface side of the base member at both end sides in the lateral direction of the base member. The side air cells have a larger front-rear direction size than in the lateral direction thereof. Also, each side air cell is configured to inflate outward in the lateral direction. By this, in a case in which the side air cells face the armrests of the wheel chair, when the side air cells are inflated outward in the lateral direction, the outer side surfaces of the side air cells abut against or become adjacent to the armrests.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2010
    Publication date: February 24, 2011
    Applicant: THE YOKOHAMA RUBBER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hajime SATOU, Toshimitsu Ebinuma, Yasunobu Seki
  • Publication number: 20100255371
    Abstract: When a bipolar battery is manufactured, a bipolar electrode and a separator are prepared first. Then, one electrode (for example, a positive electrode) out of positive and negative electrodes is applied with such an amount of electrolyte as being exposed on a surface of the one electrode. Then, the separator is arranged on the surface of the one electrode applied with the electrolyte, thus forming a sub-assembly unit. Then, a plurality of the sub-assembly units are layered, and the electrolyte applied to the one electrode is made to permeate through the separator to the other electrode, thus forming an assembly unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2008
    Publication date: October 7, 2010
    Inventors: Gen Takayama, Kenji Hosaka, Teruo Segawa, Hajime Satou, Hideaki Horie, Takahiro Iwasaki, Yoshio Shimoida
  • Publication number: 20080179082
    Abstract: A wiring board to be inserted between collector foils of each unit cell in a stacked battery includes a comb-shaped insulating substrate and a wiring layer. The insulating substrate has a plurality of teeth and a rod, and the wiring layer is formed on the insulating substrate and includes a plurality of lead wires individually extending from a distal end of each of the plurality of teeth to an end of the rod to deliver a current of a potential across a conductive member being in contact with the distal ends of the teeth to the end of the rod.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2007
    Publication date: July 31, 2008
    Inventors: Takuya Kinoshita, Kenji Hosaka, Hajime Satou, Osamu Shimamura
  • Publication number: 20080131759
    Abstract: A bipolar battery and a battery assembly unit that reduces a current density change in a battery element is disclosed. The bipolar battery comprises a battery element configured by alternately stacking a bipolar electrode and an electrolyte layer, as well as cathode and anode terminal plates electrically connected to the battery element so as to extract the current from the battery element. In the bipolar battery, the total electrical resistance of the cathode and anode terminal plates along the surface direction is smaller than the total electrical resistance of the battery element along the stacking direction between the cathode and anode terminal plates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2007
    Publication date: June 5, 2008
    Applicant: NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kenji Hosaka, Hideaki Horie, Hajime Satou, Yoshio Shimoida, Teruo Segawa, Gen Takayama, Ohtani Yoshihiko