Patents by Inventor Hayato FUJITA

Hayato FUJITA 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: 20200403262
    Abstract: A cell stack including; a stacked body including a plurality of cell frames each having a bipolar plate whose outer periphery is supported by a frame member; and a pair of end plates that tighten the stacked body from both sides of a stacking direction thereof, wherein an area S [cm2] of each cell frame as viewed from the stacking direction of the stacked body and a length W [mm] in the stacking direction of the stacked body satisfies a relationship 0.05?W/S?0.9.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2018
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Applicant: SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Hayato FUJITA, Kenji MOTOI, Takashi KANNO, Takeshi YAMANA
  • Patent number: 10818939
    Abstract: Provided is a redox flow battery in which damage is unlikely to occur in a membrane. A redox flow battery includes a pair of adjacent cell frames, each cell frame including a frame body in which a flow channel for an electrolyte is formed, and a bipolar plate disposed inside the frame body; a positive electrode and a negative electrode disposed so as to face each other between the bipolar plates of the pair of cell frames; a membrane interposed between the positive electrode and the negative electrode; a protection plate which covers the flow channel and presses edge portions of the positive electrode or the negative electrode toward the bipolar plate; and a membrane protection structure which prevents the membrane from being broken by contact between the protection plate and the membrane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kosuke Shiraki, Takashi Kanno, Takefumi Ito, Masahiro Kuwabara, Hideyuki Yamaguchi, Hayato Fujita, Kiyoaki Hayashi, Kiyoaki Moriuchi
  • Patent number: 10790530
    Abstract: The battery cell for a flow battery includes a cell frame including a frame including a through-window and a manifold serving as an electrolyte flow path, and a bipolar plate blocking the through-window; a positive electrode disposed on one surface side of the bipolar plate; and a negative electrode disposed on another surface side of the bipolar plate. In this battery cell, in the frame, a thickness of a portion in which the manifold is formed is defined as Ft; in the bipolar plate, a thickness of a portion blocking the through-window is defined as Bt; in the positive electrode, a thickness of a portion facing the bipolar plate is defined as Pt; in the negative electrode, a thickness of a portion facing the bipolar plate is defined as Nt; and these thicknesses satisfy Ft?4 mm, Bt?Ft?3.0 mm, Pt?1.5 mm, and Nt?1.5 mm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takashi Kanno, Katsuya Yamanishi, Takefumi Ito, Masahiro Kuwabara, Kiyoaki Moriuchi, Hideyuki Yamaguchi, Hayato Fujita, Kousuke Shiraki, Kiyoaki Hayashi
  • Patent number: 10749202
    Abstract: A redox flow battery includes a cell frame having a frame body in which a sealing groove is formed and a sealing member disposed in the sealing groove. The redox flow battery includes an adhesive that fixes the sealing member to the sealing groove, and a type A durometer hardness of the adhesive after curing is 100 or less. Preferably, the type A durometer hardness of the adhesive after curing is less than or equal to a type A durometer hardness of the sealing member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kousuke Shiraki, Takashi Kanno, Haruhisa Toyoda, Takefumi Ito, Masahiro Kuwabara, Hideyuki Yamaguchi, Hayato Fujita, Kiyoaki Hayashi
  • Patent number: 10746583
    Abstract: A water content measuring device measures water content of an object to be measured. The water content measuring device includes two plate members that are disposed facing each other, a current generating unit, a measuring unit, and an arithmetic processing unit. The current generating unit generates current supplied between the two plate members. The measuring unit measures electrostatic capacitance generated by the current supplied between the two plate members. The arithmetic processing unit is configured to convert the electrostatic capacitance measured by the measuring unit to water content. Two plate members each have a shape or are disposed such that at least two points on a leading edge of the object enter between the two plate members at different timings in a direction perpendicular to a passing direction in which the object passes through the two plate members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Yohei Kushida, Keita Maejima, Hiroshi Okamura, Natsuko Ishizuka, Hayato Fujita, Masaki Tsugawa, Yuji Ikeda
  • Publication number: 20200259198
    Abstract: The battery cell for a flow battery includes a cell frame including a frame including a through-window and a manifold serving as an electrolyte flow path, and a bipolar plate blocking the through-window; a positive electrode disposed on one surface side of the bipolar plate; and a negative electrode disposed on another surface side of the bipolar plate. In this battery cell, in the frame, a thickness of a portion in which the manifold is formed is defined as Ft; in the bipolar plate, a thickness of a portion blocking the through-window is defined as Bt; in the positive electrode, a thickness of a portion facing the bipolar plate is defined as Pt; in the negative electrode, a thickness of a portion facing the bipolar plate is defined as Nt; and these thicknesses satisfy Ft?4 mm, Bt?Ft?3.0 mm, Pt?1.5 mm, and Nt?1.5 mm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2019
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Applicant: Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takashi Kanno, Katsuya Yamanishi, Takefumi Ito, Masahiro Kuwabara, Kiyoaki Moriuchi, Hideyuki Yamaguchi, Hayato Fujita, Kousuke Shiraki, Kiyoaki Hayashi
  • Publication number: 20200112044
    Abstract: The battery cell for a flow battery includes a cell frame including a frame including a through-window and a manifold serving as an electrolyte flow path, and a bipolar plate blocking the through-window; a positive electrode disposed on one surface side of the bipolar plate; and a negative electrode disposed on another surface side of the bipolar plate. In this battery cell, in the frame, a thickness of a portion in which the manifold is formed is defined as Ft; in the bipolar plate, a thickness of a portion blocking the through-window is defined as Bt; in the positive electrode, a thickness of a portion facing the bipolar plate is defined as Pt; in the negative electrode, a thickness of a portion facing the bipolar plate is defined as Nt; and these thicknesses satisfy Ft?4 mm, Bt?Ft?3.0 mm, Pt?1.5 mm, and Nt?1.5 mm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2019
    Publication date: April 9, 2020
    Applicant: Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takashi Kanno, Katsuya Yamanishi, Takefumi Ito, Masahiro Kuwabara, Kiyoaki Moriuchi, Hideyuki Yamaguchi, Hayato Fujita, Kousuke Shiraki, Kiyoaki Hayashi
  • Patent number: 10593964
    Abstract: A bipolar plate is a bipolar plate for a battery, the bipolar plate having a positive electrode disposed on a first surface side thereof and a negative electrode disposed on a second surface side thereof, wherein at least one of the first surface and the second surface is provided with a flow path through which an electrolyte flows. The flow path includes an introduction port for the electrolyte, a discharge port for the electrolyte, and a groove section which is located between the introduction port and the discharge port and guides the electrolyte to a predetermined route. The groove section includes a plurality of vertical groove sections which extend in a vertical direction and are arranged in parallel in a direction orthogonal to the vertical direction when the bipolar plate is placed at a predetermined position in the battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hayato Fujita, Hideyuki Yamaguchi, Takashi Kanno, Takefumi Ito, Masahiro Kuwabara, Kiyoaki Hayashi
  • Publication number: 20200064486
    Abstract: A local error estimation unit (515) of a local error generation device (500) estimates and generates local errors (?T, ?I) based on global errors (?o, ?t, ?b) included in positioning augmentation information (81) produced in an electronic reference point network (120) and observed data (61) generated by receivers on electronic reference points (611, 612) not belonging to the electronic reference point network (120). The local errors (?T, ?I) are errors that influence positioning accuracy in a region where the electronic reference points (611, 612) exist and that depend on the region where the electronic reference points (611, 612) exist.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2016
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Seigo FUJITA, Masakazu MIYA, Yuki SATO, Hayato SHIONO
  • Patent number: 10571841
    Abstract: A thickness detector includes a rotator having different shape marks, disposed at different positions in a rotation direction; an opposing member disposed opposite the rotator; a detector to detect and output a displacement amount of the rotator or the opposing member in a sheet thickness direction; and a controller. The controller is configured to acquire first output values for one rotation from the detector, in a state without sheet; determine, based on a value output from the detector, whether one of the plurality of marks is detected in a state with the sheet held; acquire a predetermined number of second output values after one of the marks is detected; extract, from the first output values, values corresponding to the second output values, based on the value corresponding to the detected mark; and calculate a sheet thickness based on the second output values and the extracted first output values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hayato Fujita, Keita Maejima, Hiroshi Okamura, Masaki Tsugawa, Yuji Ikeda, Yohei Kushida, Emiko Kawarasaki
  • Patent number: 10566644
    Abstract: Provided are a battery cell that can be produced efficiently. A frame body of each cell frame of a battery cell includes an inner peripheral recessed portion formed by reducing a thickness of a peripheral portion that surrounds an entire perimeter of the penetrating window so that the peripheral portion has a smaller thickness than other portions of the frame body. A bipolar plate of the battery cell includes an outer peripheral engaging portion that engages with the inner peripheral recessed portion, the outer peripheral engaging portion being a portion having a particular width and extending throughout an entire outer periphery of the bipolar plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hideyuki Yamaguchi, Katsuya Yamanishi, Takashi Kanno, Takefumi Ito, Masahiro Kuwabara, Kiyoaki Moriuchi, Kiyoaki Hayashi, Hayato Fujita, Kousuke Shiraki
  • Publication number: 20190379062
    Abstract: A bipolar plate is disposed between a positive electrode and a negative electrode of a redox flow battery. The bipolar plate has, in a surface of the bipolar plate facing at least one of the positive electrode and the negative electrode, a plurality of grooves through which an electrolyte flows and a ridge positioned between the adjacent grooves. The bipolar plate includes rough surfaces which are disposed in at least parts of groove inner surfaces defining the respective grooves and surface roughness of which represented by arithmetic mean roughness Ra is 0.1 ?m or larger.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2017
    Publication date: December 12, 2019
    Applicant: Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hayato FUJITA, Kenji MOTOI
  • Patent number: 10488787
    Abstract: A remaining powder amount detection device includes: a powder moving portion configured to change a distribution of powder in an inner space of a powder container containing the powder; a drive unit configured to drive the powder moving portion; a change value detector configured to detect a change value indicating a positional change of the powder container; and a remaining powder amount detector configured to detect a remaining amount of the powder contained in the powder container, based on the change value. The drive unit is configured to drive the powder moving portion so as to move the powder to near the change value detector. The remaining powder amount detector is configured to detect the remaining amount based on the change value in a state where the powder is moved to near the change value detector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Okamura, Masaki Tsugawa, Yuji Ikeda, Natsuko Ishizuka, Hayato Fujita, Yohei Kushida, Keita Maejima
  • Publication number: 20190344388
    Abstract: A projection forming method forming a projection on the surface of a work and includes: forming a first bank by LMD such that the first bank surrounds a projection forming region on the surface of the work; forming a first layer on the projection forming region by the LMD such that the first layer covers the first bank; laminating at least one first height raising layer on the first layer by the LMD; forming a second bank by the LMD along a peripheral edge of the at least one first height raising layer; forming an intermediate base layer on the at least one first height raising layer by the LMD such that the intermediate base layer covers the second bank; and laminating at least one second height raising layer on the intermediate base layer by the LMD.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Applicant: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yuya GYOTOKU, Ryo MORIHASHI, Yuto SAKANE, Hiroka FUJITA, Yuki ONO, Hayato IWASAKI
  • Publication number: 20190348692
    Abstract: A cell frame includes a bipolar plate and a frame body. The cell frame has an introduction-side flow guiding channel connecting to an inlet slit and extending in a width direction of the cell frame, a drainage-side flow guiding channel connecting to an outlet slit and extending in the width direction, and a diffusion channel unit configured to allow the introduction-side flow guiding channel to communicate with the drainage-side flow guiding channel. The diffusion channel unit includes an introduction-side vertical channel branching off the introduction-side flow guiding channel and extending toward, but not directly communicating with, the drainage-side flow guiding channel; a drainage-side vertical channel branching off the drainage-side flow guiding channel and extending toward, but not directly communicating with, the introduction-side flow guiding channel; and one or more horizontal channels communicating with both the introduction-side vertical channel and the drainage-side vertical channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2017
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Applicant: Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hayato FUJITA, Haruhisa TOYODA
  • Patent number: 10462862
    Abstract: A light source control device, includes circuitry to: apply a threshold current, a first emission current, and a first correction current to a light source to drive the light source to emit light to form a first pixel, and apply the threshold current, a second emission current, and a second correction current to the light source to drive the light source to emit light to form a second pixel, wherein the circuitry calculates a value of the second correction current by multiplying a value of the first correction current by a ratio of a value of the second emission current to a value of the first emission current, the value of the second emission current being greater than the value of the first emission current.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Hayato Fujita
  • Patent number: 10440227
    Abstract: An image processing device includes: a first matching circuit to determine whether an image matrix of image data of a first resolution matches a first pattern, and output a first determination result; a first converting circuit to, if the image matrix matches the first pattern, replace a target pixel of the image matrix with a first pixel pattern of a second resolution, and output first image data of the second resolution; a second converting circuit to convert the image data of the first resolution into image data of the second resolution, and output second image data of the second resolution; a detecting circuit to detect whether the target pixel is included in a fine line structure, and output a detection result; and a selecting circuit to output one of the first image data and the second image data based on the first determination result and the detection result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Shigeru Uekusa, Hayato Fujita, Muneaki Iwata
  • Patent number: 10381128
    Abstract: A flame-retardant flexible polymer composition includes a polymer component that contains 98 to 80 parts by mass of a chlorinated polyethylene and 2 to 20 parts by mass of a polyolefin polymer; and calcium hydroxide particles having a surface containing calcium silicate, wherein a content of the particles relative to 100 parts by mass of the polymer component is 5 parts by mass or more and 20 parts by mass or less. A polymer tube is formed from the flame-retardant flexible polymer composition. An insulated wire includes an insulation formed from the flame-retardant flexible polymer composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignees: SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC FINE POLYMER, INC.
    Inventors: Taro Fujita, Shinya Nishikawa, Hayato Aoi, Ryohei Fujita
  • Patent number: 10324397
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a photoconductor drum, a latent-image forming device, a developing device, a density detecting device, and a processing device. The density detecting device is configured to detect densities at a plurality of positions in a main-scanning direction on a developed image. The processing device is configured to acquire at least two light-amount correction tables respectively associated with at least two positions of the plurality of positions in the main-scanning direction on the developed image, the light-amount correction tables being for reducing density variations in a sub-scanning direction at the at least two positions, and correct, for each scan, a set point for setting an amount of light of a light source based on a difference in corresponding correction data between two light-amount correction tables respectively associated with two adjacent positions of the at least two light-amount correction tables.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Muneaki Iwata, Masaaki Ishida, Atsufumi Omori, Hayato Fujita, Takefumi Takizawa
  • Publication number: 20190157699
    Abstract: The battery cell for a flow battery includes a cell frame including a frame including a through-window and a manifold serving as an electrolyte flow path, and a bipolar plate blocking the through-window; a positive electrode disposed on one surface side of the bipolar plate; and a negative electrode disposed on another surface side of the bipolar plate. In this battery cell, in the frame, a thickness of a portion in which the manifold is formed is defined as Ft; in the bipolar plate, a thickness of a portion blocking the through-window is defined as Bt; in the positive electrode, a thickness of a portion facing the bipolar plate is defined as Pt; in the negative electrode, a thickness of a portion facing the bipolar plate is defined as Nt; and these thicknesses satisfy Ft?4 mm, Bt?Ft?3.0 mm, Pt?1.5 mm, and Nt?1.5 mm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2019
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Takashi KANNO, Katsuya YAMANISHI, Takefumi ITO, Masahiro KUWABARA, Kiyoaki MORIUCHI, Hideyuki YAMAGUCHI, Hayato FUJITA, Kousuke SHIRAKI, Kiyoaki HAYASHI