Patents by Inventor Hideki Masuda

Hideki Masuda 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: 20220302195
    Abstract: Provided is a solid-state imaging device that suppresses propagation of a crack. There is provided a solid-state imaging device including: a first substrate on which a pixel unit configured to perform photoelectric conversion is formed; and a second substrate on which a logic circuit configured to process a pixel signal outputted from the pixel unit is formed, in which the first and second substrates are laminated by being connected by metal binding between wiring layers that are formed individually, an opening hole is formed on an outer periphery of the pixel unit to penetrate the first and second substrates to reach an upper part of a wire bonding pad formed in the second substrate, the second substrate includes an insulating layer below the wire bonding pad, and the insulating layer includes a first insulating film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2020
    Publication date: September 22, 2022
    Inventors: HIDEKI MASUDA, NORITERU YAMADA
  • Publication number: 20210206136
    Abstract: An antimicrobial layered body includes: a non-metal substrate; and a metal oxide layer, in which the metal oxide layer is present on an outermost surface, the metal oxide layer contains an anion, and a total abundance ratio of at least one atom of a sulfur atom, a phosphorus atom, and a carbon atom which are derived from the anion is 1.0 atm % or more when analyzed by XPS.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2021
    Publication date: July 8, 2021
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation
    Inventors: Takaaki MURATA, Hideki MASUDA, Takashi YANAGISHITA
  • Publication number: 20200091587
    Abstract: Provided is a portable communication device that can be used in a hazardous location. In a portable communication device provided with an antenna and a case accommodating the antenna, the case comprises at least two divided bodies, namely a lower case which is a first divided body, and an upper case which is a second divided body. At least a portion of the divided body which faces the antenna, being either one of the two divided bodies, is formed from an electrically insulating resin satisfying explosion-resistance requirements, and the other divided body is made from an electrically conductive resin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2017
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Inventors: Hideki MASUDA, Yuu TATSUUMI, Kazuo MOROHASHI
  • Patent number: 10418611
    Abstract: An electrochemical device includes a power generating element including a main portion and a terminal portion, the main portion including an electrode prepared by forming an active material layer on a metal foil surface, the terminal portion being provided on a side of the main portion, the terminal portion including layers of metal foils, an outer package including a container and a lid, the container including a side wall and a bottom wall and housing the power generating element, the lid being formed with a terminal, a current collector including a leg portion to which the layers of metal foils are attached, and a movement restricting member being arranged between the terminal portion of the power generating element and an inner surface of the side wall opposite the terminal portion. The movement restricting member includes a holding portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: GS YUASA INTERNATIONAL LTD.
    Inventors: Shogo Waki, Hideki Masuda, Masahiro Uchida, Syun Ito, Seiichi Irie
  • Patent number: 10416659
    Abstract: Provided is a plant equipment state gathering system which simplifies the work relating to attaching and/or replacing a detection device that detects the state of plant equipment. A plant equipment state gathering system is provided with a detection device, a mobile terminal, a network construction device and a data storage device. The detection device includes a tag unit that can store, in a non-contact manner, at least some setting information that at least includes network information for connecting to the network from the mobile terminal. The mobile terminal includes a tag control unit that allows the tag unit of the detection device to automatically store, in a non-contact manner, at least some of the setting information. When network information is stored in the tag unit of the detection device by the mobile terminal the network construction device uses this network information to determine whether to allow the connection of the detection device to the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: NIPPON SEIKI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Satoshi Ota, Hideki Masuda
  • Publication number: 20180246499
    Abstract: Provided is a plant equipment state gathering system which simplifies the work relating to attaching and/or replacing a detection device that detects the state of plant equipment. A plant equipment state gathering system is provided with a detection device, a mobile terminal, a network construction device and a data storage device. The detection device includes a tag unit that can store, in a non-contact manner, at least some setting information that at least includes network information for connecting to the network from the mobile terminal. The mobile terminal includes a tag control unit that allows the tag unit of the detection device to automatically store, in a non-contact manner, at least some of the setting information. When network information is stored in the tag unit of the detection device by the mobile terminal the network construction device uses this network information to determine whether to allow the connection of the detection device to the network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2015
    Publication date: August 30, 2018
    Inventors: Satoshi OTA, Hideki MASUDA
  • Patent number: 9973015
    Abstract: A battery cell (10) with two battery cell terminals (11, 12) which are contactable from inside and/or outside the battery cell (10), and an electrochemical part (20) comprising at least one separator. Upon the achievement of a predefined temperature, the at least one separator is at least partially impermeable to ions which can be generated in the electrochemical part (20). The battery cell (10) has a rapid discharge unit (30), which is connectable between the battery cell terminals (11, 12) and which, in a switched-in and consequently activated state, has a predefined resistance value. The predefined resistance value is selected such that, with the rapid discharge unit (30) switched-in, the at least one separator achieves the predefined temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Lithium Energy and Power GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Hideki Masuda, Yutaro Katsumata, Marcel Wilka, Marco Friedrich, Stephan Leuthner, Cornelius Liebenow, Yuji Ashida, Shunsuke Mizutani, Daisuke Konishi, Shinya Kitano
  • Patent number: 9929392
    Abstract: An electrochemical device includes a power generating element, an outer package, a current collector, and a movement restricting member. The power generating element includes a main portion and a terminal portion. The main portion includes an electrode prepared by forming an active material layer on a metal foil surface of the electrode. The terminal portion is provided on a side of the main portion. The outer package houses the power generating element. The current collector is connected to the terminal portion of the power generating element. The movement restricting member includes a holding portion arranged between the side of the main portion of the power generating element and an inner surface of the outer package opposite the side of the main portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: GS YUASA INTERNATIONAL LTD.
    Inventors: Shogo Waki, Hideki Masuda, Masahiro Uchida, Syun Ito, Seiichi Irie
  • Publication number: 20180069226
    Abstract: An electrochemical device includes a power generating element including a main portion and a terminal portion, the main portion including an electrode prepared by forming an active material layer on a metal foil surface, the terminal portion being provided on a side of the main portion, the terminal portion including layers of metal foils, an outer package including a container and a lid, the container including a side wall and a bottom wall and housing the power generating element, the lid being formed with a terminal, a current collector including a leg portion to which the layers of metal foils are attached, and a movement restricting member being arranged between the terminal portion of the power generating element and an inner surface of the side wall opposite the terminal portion. The movement restricting member includes a holding portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Publication date: March 8, 2018
    Inventors: Shogo WAKI, Hideki Masuda, Masahiro Uchida, Syun Ito, Seiichi Irie
  • Patent number: 9908265
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of manufacturing a mold having an oxide film with a plurality of pores formed on a surface of an aluminum substrate, the method including (a) a process of applying a voltage to a machined aluminum substrate and anodizing a surface of the aluminum substrate to form an oxide film; and (b) a process of removing at least a part of the oxide film formed in the process (a), wherein a voltage (Va[V]) immediately before the process (a) is terminated and a time (ta[sec]) required to reach the voltage (Va[V]) after starting the application of voltage satisfy the following Equation (i) in the process (a). 0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignees: MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL CORPORATION, KANAGAWA INSTITUTE OF INDUSTRIAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Masashi Ikawa, Eiko Okamoto, Hiroshi Onomoto, Jitsuo Hirohata, Yuji Matsubara, Hideki Masuda
  • Publication number: 20180024029
    Abstract: Provided is a plant instrument status collection system making it possible to more accurately manage operation information for plant instruments. A plant equipment status collection system according to the present invention comprises detection apparatuses, a portable terminal, a network construction apparatus, and a data storage apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2016
    Publication date: January 25, 2018
    Inventors: Satoshi OTA, Hideki MASUDA
  • Patent number: 9863794
    Abstract: Provided is a display device for which the display content is easily viewed. A display device comprises: a cover plate having a gauge section on which an index is represented and a light transmitting portion that transmits light from the back; a needle that rotates on the gauge section and points to the index; and a display that is disposed behind the light transmitting portion and shows an image via the light transmitting portion. When viewing the display device in planar view, the gauge section has an overlapping region that overlaps with a portion of a display section where the display emits light, and the cover plate adheres to the display by a transparent resin that is between the cover plate and the display and spans at least the region of the light transmitting portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: NIPPON SEIKI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hideki Masuda, Yuji Okada
  • Patent number: 9797059
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a mold includes (a) anodizing an aluminum substrate at a voltage of 60 V to 120 V in an electrolytic solution in which two or more species of acid are mixed, and forming an oxide film having a plurality of minute holes on a surface of the aluminum substrate; and (b) removing at least a portion of the oxide film. The electrolytic solution used in (a) satisfies the relation (D1)/2<D2, where D1 is the current density when the aluminum substrate is anodized under the same conditions as in (a) in an electrolytic solution of only the acid (A) having the highest acid dissociation constant (Ka) of the two or more species of acid, and D2 is the current density when the aluminum substrate is anodized under the same conditions (a) in the same electrolytic solution as that of (a).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignees: MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL CORPORATION, KANAGAWA INSTITUTE OF INDUSTRIAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Masashi Ikawa, Eiko Okamoto, Hideki Masuda
  • Publication number: 20170210295
    Abstract: Provided is a blind spot assist device capable of easily adjusting the height of a reflector unit for enabling visual recognition of an image of a region forming a blind spot by being blocked by a pillar of a vehicle. A blind spot assist device is provided with a reflector unit having a pair of mirrors including a semi-transmissive mirror. The reflector unit causes an image to be visually recognized inside a vehicle with image representing light entering between the pair of mirrors that has passed through the semi-transmissive mirror. A blind spot assist device is provided with: a slide unit that enables the reflector unit to slide along a direction in which a pillar extends; and a lock unit that immobilizes the reflector unit with respect to the pillar in a lock state. The height of the reflector unit can be adjusted by placing the lock unit in the lock state after releasing the lock state of the lock unit and then sliding the reflector unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2015
    Publication date: July 27, 2017
    Inventors: Kanae HARUYAMA, Masato OBATA, Azumi HONMA, Hideki MASUDA
  • Patent number: 9714601
    Abstract: A radiator as a heat exchanger of the invention includes: an upper tank into which a cooling water flows; a core in which fluid from the upper tank is heat-exchanged; and a lower tank that collects the fluid from the core. A baffle plate is provided inside the upper tank, the baffle plate dividing an inner space into a lower space and an upper space and provided with a communication opening that communicates between the lower space and the upper space. A bent portion bent toward the lower space is provided at each a longitudinal end of the baffle plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Assignee: Komatsu Ltd.
    Inventors: Hideki Masuda, Shuuhei Mizutani
  • Publication number: 20170133709
    Abstract: A lithium-ion battery comprising at least one battery cell (2), the battery cell (2) in each case comprising a negative electrode (21), a positive electrode (22), an electrolyte composition (15), and a separator (18), characterized in that the lithium-ion battery further comprises at least one fast discharge device (61) and the surface of the negative and/or of the positive electrode (21, 22) is coated with a material which has an electrical resistance of more than 0 ?cm2 and a lithium-ion conductivity of more than 0 S/cm and which has a solubility of less than 1 g/L in the electrolyte composition (15) under the operating conditions of the lithium-ion battery.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2016
    Publication date: May 11, 2017
    Inventors: Hideki Masuda, Yudai Kawasoe, Yutaro Katsumata, Marcel Wilka
  • Publication number: 20170133716
    Abstract: A battery cell with improved safety. The battery cell comprises two battery cell terminals which are contactable from outside of the battery cell and an electrochemical part comprising at least one positive electrode and at least one negative electrode, an electrolyte comprising at least one conductive salt and at least one solvent, and at least one separator, wherein the at least one separator becomes at least partially impermeable for ions which can be generated inside of the electrochemical part, when the at least one separator reaches a predefined temperature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2016
    Publication date: May 11, 2017
    Inventors: Hideki Masuda, Shunsuke Mizutani, Yudai Kawasoe, Yutaro Katsumata, Marcel Wilka, Marco Friedrich
  • Publication number: 20170133872
    Abstract: A battery cell (10) with two battery cell terminals (11, 12) which are contactable from inside and/or outside the battery cell (10), and an electrochemical part (20) comprising at least one separator. Upon the achievement of a predefined temperature, the at least one separator is at least partially impermeable to ions which can be generated in the electrochemical part (20). The battery cell (10) has a rapid discharge unit (30), which is connectable between the battery cell terminals (11, 12) and which, in a switched-in and consequently activated state, has a predefined resistance value. The predefined resistance value is selected such that, with the rapid discharge unit (30) switched-in, the at least one separator achieves the predefined temperature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2016
    Publication date: May 11, 2017
    Inventors: Hideki Masuda, Yutaro Katsumata, Marcel Wilka, Marco Friedrich, Stephan Leuthner, Cornelius Liebenow, Yuji Ashida, Shunsuke Mizutani, Daisuke Konishi, Shinya Kitano
  • Patent number: 9605355
    Abstract: This method for producing anodic porous alumina such that an oxide coating film having a plurality of minute pores is formed at the surface of an aluminum substrate is characterized by containing: a step (a) for immersing the aluminum substrate in an electrolytic liquid resulting from mixing a plurality of acids; a step (b) for imposing a voltage on the aluminum substrate immersed in the electrolytic liquid; a step (c) for holding the aluminum substrate in the state of being immersed in the electrolytic liquid essentially without imposing a voltage on the aluminum substrate; and a step (d) for alternately repeating step (b) and step (c). By means of the present invention, it is possible using a simple device and with few steps to provide a method that easily produces anodic porous alumina such that an oxide coating film having a plurality of minute pores is formed at the surface of an aluminum substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignees: MITSUBISHI RAYON CO., LTD., KANAGAWA ACADEMY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Hiroshi Onomoto, Jitsuo Hirohata, Eiko Okamoto, Yuji Matsubara, Masashi Ikawa, Hideki Masuda, Takashi Yanagishita
  • Patent number: 9601725
    Abstract: An energy storage element includes a container that includes a container body including an opening and a cap part formed on the opening, an electrode assembly housed in the container, an electrode terminal, and a current collector which electrically connects the electrode terminal and the electrode assembly. The cap part of the container includes an outer surface including a protrusion part formed to protrude outward from the outer surface, and an inner surface including a recess part formed at a position corresponding to a position of the protrusion part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: GS YUASA INTERNATIONAL LTD.
    Inventor: Hideki Masuda