Patents by Inventor Hiroki Ogata

Hiroki Ogata 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: 10516148
    Abstract: The present invention improves productivity of production of a nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery. A nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery insulating porous layer in accordance with an embodiment of the present invention is a constituent member of a nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery laminated separator, includes a thermoplastic resin, has a porosity of 25% to 80%, and has a peeling strength of above 0 N/m to 2.0 N/m when press-bonded to a nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery electrode at 25° C. through two one-minute 30 kN applications, the nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery electrode containing an electrode active material, an electrically conductive agent, and a binding agent in a mass fraction of 92:2.7:5.3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: SUMITOMO CHEMICAL COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Toshihiko Ogata, Junji Suzuki, Hiroki Hashiwaki
  • Patent number: 10461297
    Abstract: To afford a laminated body that is usable as a nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery separator and that is not easily curled, a laminated body includes: a porous base material containing a polyolefin-based resin as a main component; and a porous layer containing a polyvinylidene fluoride-based resin, the porous base material having a parameter X of not more than 20, the parameter X being calculated in accordance with a particular formula, the polyvinylidene fluoride-based resin containing crystal form ? in an amount of not less than 36 mol % with respect to 100 mol % of a total amount of the crystal form ? and crystal form ? contained in the polyvinylidene fluoride-based resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: SUMITOMO CHEMICAL COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Toshihiko Ogata, Hiroki Hashiwaki, Chikara Murakami
  • Publication number: 20190190056
    Abstract: A nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery in accordance with an embodiment of the present invention includes: a separator including a polyolefin porous film; a porous layer containing a polyvinylidene fluoride-based resin; and a positive electrode plate and a negative electrode plate each of which has a capacitance in a specific range, the polyolefin porous film having a parameter X of not more than 20, and the polyvinylidene fluoride-based resin containing not less than 35.0 mol % of an ?-form polyvinylidene fluoride-based resin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: Ichiro ARISE, Toshihiko OGATA, Chikara MURAKAMI, Hiroki HASHIWAKI
  • Publication number: 20190189989
    Abstract: A nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery has an improved restored discharge capacity after a charge and discharge cycle. The nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery includes a nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery separator containing a porous film, the porous film having a parameter (X) of not more than 20. A positive electrode plate and a negative electrode plate each have a value, represented by |1?T/M|. A porous layer is provided between the nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery separator and at least one of the positive electrode plate and the negative electrode plate. The porous layer contains a polyvinylidene fluoride-based resin which contains an ?-form polyvinylidene fluoride-based resin in an amount of not less than 35.0 mol %.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: Ichiro Arise, Toshihiko Ogata, Kosuke Kurakane, Hiroki Hashiwaki
  • Publication number: 20190190078
    Abstract: The present invention provides a nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery in which degradation of electrode plates after charge-discharge cycles is prevented. The nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery in accordance with an aspect of the present invention includes: (i) a combination of a positive electrode plate and a negative electrode plate in which the sum of interface barrier energies is not less than a predetermined value, (ii) a nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery separator that includes a porous film whose parameter X falls within a predetermined range, the parameter X being calculated from a tan ? which is obtained through a viscoelasticity measurement, and (iii) a porous layer that contains an ?-form polyvinylidene fluoride-based resin of a polyvinylidene fluoride-based resin at a predetermined proportion. The porous layer is provided between the nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery separator and at least one of the positive electrode plate and the negative electrode plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: Ichiro ARISE, Toshihiko OGATA, Chikara MURAKAMI, Hiroki HASHIWAKI
  • Publication number: 20190190076
    Abstract: A nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery in accordance with an embodiment of the present invention includes: a separator including a polyolefin porous film having a parameter X of not more than 20; a porous layer containing a polyvinylidene fluoride-based resin in which a content of an ?-form polyvinylidene fluoride-based resin is not less than 35.0 mol %; a positive electrode plate, a bend number of which being not less than 130, the bend number indicating how many times the positive electrode plate bends before peeling of a positive electrode active material layer occurs; and a negative electrode plate, a bend number of which being not less than 1650, the bend number indicating how many times the negative electrode plate bends before peeling of a negative electrode active material layer occurs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: Kosuke KURAKANE, Toshihiko OGATA, Chikara MURAKAMI, Hiroki HASHIWAKI
  • Patent number: 10294068
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a discharging portion to discharge a sheet on which the image has been formed, an image reading portion to read the image formed on the sheet, and a switching portion to switch between a first position where the discharged sheet is conveyed to a supporting portion and a second position where the discharged sheet is conveyed toward the image reading portion. The sheet conveyed toward the image reading portion is conveyed to a reading position after conveyance of the sheet by the discharging portion is finished, and the control portion conveys the sheet at a first conveyance speed in a period before a trailing end of the sheet is released from the discharging portion and conveys the sheet at a second conveyance speed different from the first conveyance speed in a period after the trailing end of the sheet is released from the discharging portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Atsushi Ogata, Kazushi Ino, Hiroki Kato, Motohiro Furusawa, Koji Kawamura, Ichiro Yasumaru
  • Patent number: 9180367
    Abstract: An operating device used in a game machine for playing a television game includes a main body and first and second finger-manipulatable operating units positioned symmetrically on the main body. The operating device may include first and second grips projecting at spaced positions from the main body, with the first and second operating units being positioned adjacent the first and second grips. The operating device may further include vibration-imparting units for imparting vibrations to the user's hands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Teiyu Goto, Hiroki Ogata
  • Publication number: 20140073431
    Abstract: An operating device used in a game machine for playing a television game includes a main body and first and second finger-manipulatable operating units positioned symmetrically on the main body. The operating device may include first and second grips projecting at spaced positions from the main body, with the first and second operating units being positioned adjacent the first and second grips. The operating device may further include vibration-imparting units for imparting vibrations to the user's hands.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2013
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Applicants: SONY COMPUTER ENTERTAINMENT INC., SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Teiyu Goto, Hiroki Ogata
  • Patent number: 8608565
    Abstract: An operating device used in a game machine for playing a television game includes a main body and first and second finger-manipulatable operating units positioned symmetrically on the main body. The operating device may include first and second grips projecting at spaced positions from the main body, with the first and second operating units being positioned adjacent the first and second grips. The operating device may further include vibration-imparting units for imparting vibrations to the user's hands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Teiyu Goto, Hiroki Ogata
  • Publication number: 20130143661
    Abstract: An operating device used in a game machine for playing a television game includes a main body and first and second finger-manipulatable operating units positioned symmetrically on the main body. The operating device may include first and second grips projecting at spaced positions from the main body, with the first and second operating units being positioned adjacent the first and second grips. The operating device may further include vibration-imparting units for imparting vibrations to the user's hands.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2012
    Publication date: June 6, 2013
    Applicant: SONY COMPUTER ENTERTAINMENT INC.
    Inventors: Teiyu Goto, Hiroki Ogata
  • Patent number: 8360883
    Abstract: An operating device used in a game machine for playing a television game includes a main body and first and second finger-manipulatable operating units positioned symmetrically on the main body. The operating device may include first and second grips projecting at spaced positions from the main body, with the first and second operating units being positioned adjacent the first and second grips. The operating device may further include vibration-imparting units for imparting vibrations to the user's hands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignee: Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Teiyu Goto, Hiroki Ogata
  • Publication number: 20080311991
    Abstract: An operating device used in a game machine for playing a television game includes a main body and first and second finger-manipulatable operating units positioned symmetrically on the main body. The operating device may include first and second grips projecting at spaced positions from the main body, with the first and second operating units being positioned adjacent the first and second grips. The operating device may further include vibration-imparting units for imparting vibrations to the user's hands.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2008
    Publication date: December 18, 2008
    Applicant: SONY COMPUTER ENTERTAINMENT INC.
    Inventors: Teiyu Goto, Hiroki Ogata
  • Patent number: 7377851
    Abstract: An operating device used in a game machine for playing a television game includes a main body portion and first and second grip portions protruding from one side of the main body portion. A first operating unit is mounted on one end of the main body portion and a second operating unit is mounted on the opposite end of the main body portion. The first and second operating units are each provided with at least one signal input element operable to generate a signal. A third operating unit and a fourth operating unit are mounted to the main body portion adjacent the first and second grip portions. Each of the third and fourth operating units has at least one signal input element operable to generate a signal. When the first and second grip portions are gripped, the third and fourth operating units can be manipulated by the thumb of the hand gripping the first or second grip portion, respectively. The operating device further includes a vibration imparting mechanism for imparting vibrations to the user's hands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2008
    Assignee: Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Teiyu Goto, Hiroki Ogata
  • Patent number: 7314413
    Abstract: The invention relates to a system including a machine capable of retrieving data from a recording medium and of executing a program retrieved from the recording medium in response to an instruction given by an operator to the machine. Particularly, the invention relates to a system which comprises of such machine and a control unit connected to the machine for controlling the machine. The control unit includes: a housing; a pair of diverging grips which are molded integral with said housing and are supportable by both palms of the operator; a plurality of finger-manipulatable controllers mounted on the housing; and a vibration motor mounted within at least one of the grips via a adapter. The vibration motor includes: a casing; a freely rotatable shaft supported by the casing; an eccentric member, mounted on the shaft, having a rotor mounted on the shaft and a plurality of coils mounted on the rotor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2008
    Assignee: Sony Computer Entertainment, Inc.
    Inventors: Hiroki Ogata, Toru Akazawa, Akihisa Ono
  • Patent number: 6935956
    Abstract: A control apparatus includes a pressure-sensitive device for providing an analog signal responsive to an applied pressure, a level segmenting unit for segmenting the analog signal into output levels and an analog-to-digital (A/D) converting unit for converting the segmented analog signal into a digital signal having a plurality of bits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2005
    Assignee: Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Hiroki Ogata, Kazusato Tagawa, Hiroyuki Nakazawa, Youtaro Sakakura, Koji Mita
  • Publication number: 20050176506
    Abstract: An operating device used in a game machine for playing a television game includes a main body portion and first and second grip portions protruding from one side of the main body portion. A first operating unit is mounted on one end of the main body portion and a second operating unit is mounted on the opposite end of the main body portion. The first and second operating units are each provided with at least one signal input element operable to generate a signal. A third operating unit and a fourth operating unit are mounted to the main body portion adjacent the first and second grip portions. Each of the third and fourth operating units has at least one signal input element operable to generate a signal. When the first and second grip portions are gripped, the third and fourth operating units can be manipulated by the thumb of the hand gripping the first or second grip portion, respectively. The operating device further includes a vibration imparting mechanism for imparting vibrations to the user's hands.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2005
    Publication date: August 11, 2005
    Applicant: Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Teiyu Goto, Hiroki Ogata
  • Patent number: 6887158
    Abstract: An operating device used in a game machine for playing a television game includes a main body portion and first and second grip portions protruding from one side of the main body portion. A first operating unit is mounted on one end of the main body portion and a second operating unit is mounted on the opposite end of the main body portion. The first and second operating units are each provided with at least one signal input element operable to generate a signal. A third operating unit and a fourth operating unit are mounted to the main body portion adjacent the first and second grip portions. Each of the third and fourth operating units has at least one signal input element operable to generate a signal. When the first and second grip portions are gripped, the third and fourth operating units can be manipulated by the thumb of the hand gripping the first or second grip portion, respectively. The operating device further includes a vibration imparting mechanism for imparting vibrations to the user's hands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2005
    Assignee: Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Teiyu Goto, Hiroki Ogata
  • Patent number: 6885364
    Abstract: An analog operation is possible by a pressing operation of a controller which is normally used for conventional digital operation. A detecting device (e.g., a pressure-sensitive device) for outputting an analog signal corresponding to the pressing operation by the controller is provided, the analog signal which is outputted by the detecting device is segmented into levels by a level segmenting unit, and the segmented analog signal is converted into a digital signal having a plurality of bits corresponding to the output level by an A/D converting unit. A segmenting-range setting unit (such as a memory) for setting the range of output levels of the analog signal which is segmented by the level segmenting unit is also provided. The level segmenting unit segments the output level of the analog signal which is outputted by the detecting device within the range which is set by the segmenting-range setting unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2005
    Assignee: Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Hiroki Ogata, Kazusato Tagawa, Hiroyuki Nakazawa, Youtaro Sakakura, Koji Mita
  • Patent number: 6882291
    Abstract: An operating device is capable of both digital operation and analog operation by using a pressing operation continuously. The operating device has detecting elements (e.g., pressure-sensitive elements) for outputting analog signals according to the pressing operations of operators, and is configured such that the analog signals output from the detecting elements are subjected to level dividing by a level dividing unit and converted into multi-bit digital signals corresponding to the output levels thereof by an A/D converting unit. The operating device is also configured so as to output single-bit digital signals according to a change in the analog signals output from the detecting element. A switching unit outputs one or the other of the multi-bit digital signals and single-bit digital signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2005
    Assignee: Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Hiroki Ogata, Kazusato Tagawa, Hiroyuki Nakazawa, Youtaro Sakakura, Koji Mita