Patents by Inventor Hideyuki Nakao

Hideyuki Nakao 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: 10950391
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a photoelectric conversion device, that includes: forming a laminate structure of a substrate, a transparent electrode, an active layer produced by wet-coating, and a counter electrode, stacked in this order; and thereafter forming a cavity by: (a) pressing an adhesive material just against a defect formed on the surface of said counter electrode, and then peeling off said adhesive material together with said defect and the peripheral part thereof; or (b) sucking a defect formed on the surface of said counter electrode, so as to remove said defect and the peripheral part thereof, where said cavity penetrates through the counter electrode and unreached to the transparent electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Shigehiko Mori, Hideyuki Nakao, Takeshi Gotanda, Haruhi Oooka, Kenji Todori, Kenji Fujinaga
  • Publication number: 20210063223
    Abstract: A gas meter comprises a filter device having a filter for removing dust from gas that has flowed in from an inflow opening on the upstream side of a flow measurement module. The filter is disposed as to cover the inlet opening, and at least of a portion of the filter forms a plurality of filter partitions disposed spaced apart from one another toward the downstream side. At least two of the filter partitions have openings at different positions toward the downstream side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2020
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Applicant: OMRON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hideyuki NAKAO, Katsuyuki YAMAMOTO, Takaaki SUZUMURA, Makoto KAMEI
  • Publication number: 20210055239
    Abstract: A first heat generator heats a mixture of fluids to a first temperature. A predetermined thermal property value of the mixture set to the first temperature is obtained, the first heat generator heats the mixture to a second temperature, the thermal property value of the mixture set to the second temperature is obtained. First relationship information between the thermal property value of the mixture set to the first temperature and a mixture ratio of a first fluid is obtained. Second relationship information between the thermal property value of the mixture set to the second temperature and the mixture ratio of the first fluid is obtained. Mixture ratios are calculated based on the thermal property value of the mixture set to the first temperature, the thermal property value of the mixture of fluids set to the second temperature, the first relationship information, and the second relationship information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2020
    Publication date: February 25, 2021
    Applicant: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Shinya NAKAGAWA, Susumu KAMIYAMA, Hajime KANO, Hideyuki NAKAO, Kenichi HANDA
  • Patent number: 10892370
    Abstract: A photoelectric conversion device of an embodiment includes: a first photoelectric conversion part including a first transparent electrode provided on a transparent substrate, a first active layer, and a first counter electrode; and a second photoelectric conversion part including a second transparent electrode, a second active layer, and a second counter electrode. A conductive layer containing noble metal as a main component is formed on a partial region of the second transparent electrode, and a fine particle layer having a stack of fine particles is formed on the conductive layer. The first counter electrode and the second transparent electrode are electrically connected by a connection part having a scribe groove penetrating through the fine particle layer from the second active layer and exposing a surface of the conductive layer, and a conductive layer having a part of the first counter electrode filled in the scribe groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Haruhi Oooka, Hideyuki Nakao
  • Publication number: 20200402725
    Abstract: A photoelectric conversion device includes: a substrate; a first photoelectric conversion element including a first substrate electrode, a first active layer and a first counter electrode; a second photoelectric conversion element including a second substrate electrode, a second active layer, and a second counter electrode; and a connection connecting the first counter electrode and the second substrate electrode. The second active layer is represented by a composition formula: A?BX?, where A denotes at least one cation selected from monovalent cations, B denotes at least one cation selected from bivalent cations, and X denotes at least one ion selected from monovalent halogen ions; and the second active layer has a first and a second compound layer, the first compound layer containing a first compound satisfying 0.95??, and 2.95??, and the second compound layer containing a second compound satisfying ?<0.95, and ?<2.95.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2020
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Applicants: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA, TOSHIBA ENERGY SYSTEMS & SOLUTIONS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Haruhi OOOKA, Hideyuki NAKAO, Kenji FUJINAGA
  • Publication number: 20200343394
    Abstract: A photoelectric conversion device of an embodiment includes: a first photoelectric conversion part including a first transparent electrode provided on a transparent substrate, a first active layer, and a first counter electrode; and a second photoelectric conversion part including a second transparent electrode, a second active layer, and a second counter electrode. A conductive layer containing noble metal as a main component is formed on a partial region of the second transparent electrode, and a fine particle layer having a stack of fine particles is formed on the conductive layer. The first counter electrode and the second transparent electrode are electrically connected by a connection part having a scribe groove penetrating through the fine particle layer from the second active layer and exposing a surface of the conductive layer, and a conductive layer having a part of the first counter electrode filled in the scribe groove.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2020
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Haruhi OOOKA, Hideyuki NAKAO
  • Patent number: 10749059
    Abstract: A photoelectric conversion device of an embodiment includes: a first photoelectric conversion part including a first transparent electrode provided on a transparent substrate, a first active layer, and a first counter electrode; and a second photoelectric conversion part including a second transparent electrode, a second active layer, and a second counter electrode. A conductive layer containing noble metal as a main component is formed on a partial region of the second transparent electrode, and a fine particle layer having a stack of fine particles is formed on the conductive layer. The first counter electrode and the second transparent electrode are electrically connected by a connection part having a scribe groove penetrating through the fine particle layer from the second active layer and exposing a surface of the conductive layer, and a conductive layer having a part of the first counter electrode filled in the scribe groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Haruhi Oooka, Hideyuki Nakao
  • Publication number: 20200212330
    Abstract: A photoelectric conversion device in an embodiment includes a first photoelectric conversion part including a first transparent electrode, a first photoelectric conversion layer, and a first counter electrode and a second photoelectric conversion part including a second transparent electrode, a second photoelectric conversion layer, and a second counter electrode, the first photoelectric conversion part and the second photoelectric conversion part being provided on a transparent substrate. The first counter electrode and the second transparent electrode are electrically connected by a connection part. As for the first photoelectric conversion layer and the second photoelectric conversion layer, adjacent portions of the adjacent first and second photoelectric conversion layers are electrically separated by an inactive region having electrical resistance higher than that of the first and second photoelectric conversion layers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2020
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Akio AMANO, Hideyuki NAKAO, Kenji TODORI, Kenji FUJINAKA
  • Publication number: 20200212302
    Abstract: A photoelectric conversion material dispersion liquid of an embodiment includes: perovskite crystal particles having a composition represented as ABX3, where A is a monovalent cation of an amine compound, B is a divalent cation of a metal element, and X is a monovalent anion of a halogen element, and having an average particle diameter of not less than 10 nm nor more than 10000 nm; and a dispersion medium which is composed of a poor solvent to the perovskite crystal particles, and in which the perovskite crystal particles are dispersed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2020
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Haruhi OOOKA, Hideyuki NAKAO, Mitsunaga SAITO
  • Publication number: 20200200579
    Abstract: Provided is a technique capable of more accurately measuring and outputting a flow rate according to an intended purpose, in a flow rate measurement device. A flow rate measurement device (1) for detecting a flow rate of measurement target fluid flowing through a main flow path (2) includes: a heater (113) configured to heat measurement target fluid; a plurality of temperature detectors (111, 112) that are arranged with the heater interposed in between in a flow direction of the measurement target fluid, and are configured to detect a temperature of the measurement target fluid; and a converter (133) configured to convert a difference in outputs of the plurality of temperature detectors into a heat flow rate or a heat quantity of measurement target fluid flowing through the main flow path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2018
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Applicant: Omron Corporation
    Inventors: Katsuyuki Yamamoto, Kenichi Handa, Hideyuki Nakao, Naotsugu Ueda
  • Publication number: 20200043672
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a photoelectric conversion device, that includes: forming a laminate structure of a substrate, a transparent electrode, an active layer produced by wet-coating, and a counter electrode, stacked in this order; and thereafter forming a cavity by: (a) pressing an adhesive material just against a defect formed on the surface of said counter electrode, and then peeling off said adhesive material together with said defect and the peripheral part thereof; or (b) sucking a defect formed on the surface of said counter electrode, so as to remove said defect and the peripheral part thereof, where said cavity penetrates through the counter electrode and unreached to the transparent electrode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2019
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Shigehiko MORI, Hideyuki NAKAO, Takeshi GOTANDA, Haruhi OOOKA, Kenji TODORI, Kenji FUJINAGA
  • Patent number: 10468616
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a photoelectric conversion device of an embodiment includes: forming a layer on a substrate; and drying this layer. The layer contains a p-type semiconductor, an n-type semiconductor, and a compound represented by the following formula (1). The layer is dried under pressures of 100 Pa or less and substrate temperatures of 40 to 200° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Haruhi Oooka, Atsuko Iida, Hideyuki Nakao, Kenji Todori, Takeshi Gotanda
  • Patent number: 10403838
    Abstract: A photoelectric conversion device includes: an element substrate having a first electrode, a photoelectric conversion layer, and a second electrode, the photoelectric conversion layer being provided above the first electrode and performing charge separation by energy of irradiated light, and the second electrode being provided above the photoelectric conversion layer; a counter substrate facing the element substrate; and a sealing layer provided between the element substrate and the counter substrate. The element substrate, the counter substrate, and the sealing layer define a sealing region sealing the photoelectric conversion layer. The element substrate further has: an impurity detection layer in contact with the second electrode inside the sealing region and causing chemical reaction with an impurity containing at least one of oxygen and water; and a third electrode in contact with the impurity detection layer and extending to the outside of the sealing region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Hyangmi Jung, Atsuko Iida, Takeshi Gotanda, Hideyuki Nakao, Shigehiko Mori, Kenji Todori
  • Patent number: 10305055
    Abstract: A photoelectric conversion device of an embodiment includes: a first photoelectric conversion part including a first transparent electrode, a first organic active layer, and a first counter electrode; and a second photoelectric conversion part including a second transparent electrode, a second organic active layer, and a second counter electrode, which are provided on a transparent substrate. A conductive layer is formed on a partial region, of the second transparent electrode, which is adjacent to the first transparent electrode. The first counter electrode and the second transparent electrode are electrically connected by a connection part including a groove formed from a surface of the second organic active layer to reach an inside of the conductive layer and a part of the first counter electrode filled in the groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Haruhi Oooka, Hideyuki Nakao
  • Publication number: 20190088417
    Abstract: The present embodiments provide a photoelectric conversion device having a laminate structure of a substrate, a transparent electrode, an active layer, and a counter electrode, stacked in this order. In the device, a cavity is provided on the counter electrode-side. The cavity penetrates through the counter electrode and has an opening area larger in the counter electrode than in the active layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2018
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Shigehiko MORI, Hideyuki NAKAO, Takeshi GOTANDA, Haruhi OOOKA, Kenji TODORI, Kenji FUJINAGA
  • Patent number: 10236322
    Abstract: A solar cell module according to an embodiment includes: a light transmissive first substrate; a second substrate; at least one cell array disposed between the first substrate and the second substrate, the cell array including a plurality of cells arranged, each of the cells including a first electrode disposed on the first substrate, an organic photoelectric conversion film disposed on the first electrode, and a second electrode disposed on the organic photoelectric conversion film; a plurality of light transmissive partition walls disposed at portions on the first substrate, the portions being located between adjacent ones of the cells and at both end portions of the cell array; and a first resin film disposed between the second substrate and each of the cells between adjacent ones of the partition walls, the cells being connected in series.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Atsuko Iida, Takeshi Gotanda, Hideyuki Nakao, Haruhi Oooka, Rumiko Hayase, Shigehiko Mori, Kenji Todori
  • Publication number: 20190081194
    Abstract: A photoelectric conversion device of an embodiment includes: a first photoelectric conversion part including a first transparent electrode provided on a transparent substrate, a first active layer, and a first counter electrode; and a second photoelectric conversion part including a second transparent electrode, a second active layer, and a second counter electrode. A conductive layer containing noble metal as a main component is formed on a partial region of the second transparent electrode, and a fine particle layer having a stack of fine particles is formed on the conductive layer. The first counter electrode and the second transparent electrode are electrically connected by a connection part having a scribe groove penetrating through the fine particle layer from the second active layer and exposing a surface of the conductive layer, and a conductive layer having a part of the first counter electrode filled in the scribe groove.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2018
    Publication date: March 14, 2019
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Haruhi Oooka, Hideyuki Nakao
  • Patent number: 10205110
    Abstract: A photoelectric conversion element includes: a substrate having an element formation surface; a first electrode provided on the element formation surface and extending along one direction of the element formation surface up to an end portion of the element formation surface; a photoelectric conversion layer provided above the first electrode and including a first region having a first thickness and a second region extending from an end portion of the first region up to an end portion of the first electrode and having a second thickness larger than the first thickness; and a second electrode provided above the first and second regions and extending up to an end portion of the photoelectric conversion layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Haruhi Oooka, Hideyuki Nakao
  • Patent number: 10199590
    Abstract: In accordance with one embodiment, there is provided a photovoltaic cell module including a plurality of photovoltaic cell structures including a hole transport layer and an electron transport layer which are disposed on a common photoelectric conversion layer so that electromotive force polarities are alternately different, wherein the photovoltaic cell structures are electrically connected in series.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Hideyuki Nakao, Satoshi Takayama, Akihiko Ono, Haruhi Oooka, Michihiko Inaba
  • Patent number: 10121982
    Abstract: A solar cell includes a substrate and a stacked body. The substrate includes an upper surface. The stacked body includes a lower electrode, a photoelectric conversion film, and an upper electrode. The lower electrode is provided on the upper surface. The photoelectric conversion film is provided on the lower electrode. The upper electrode is provided on the photoelectric conversion film. The stacked body includes a first region and a second region. The first region includes a foreign matter between the lower electrode and the photoelectric conversion film. The second region is without the foreign matter. A distance between an end of the foreign matter in a first direction parallel with the upper surface and the upper electrode in a second direction intersecting the upper surface is greater than a distance in the second direction between the lower electrode and the upper electrode in the second region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Satoshi Takayama, Haruhi Oooka, Hideyuki Nakao, Akihiko Ono