Patents by Inventor Hiroki Okabe

Hiroki Okabe 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: 20200044192
    Abstract: A portion of a resin film is precisely cut out when the resin film is peeled off. A rear surface of a glass substrate on which a protrusion is formed is irradiated with a laser beam to peel a resin film from the glass substrate. Then, the protrusion and the resin film formed on the protrusion are left on the glass substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2017
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Inventors: Tohru OKABE, Ryosuke GUNJI, Hiroki TANIYAMA, Shinsuke SAIDA, Shinji ICHIKAWA, Akira INOUE, Hiroharu JINMURA, Yoshihiro NAKADA
  • Publication number: 20200035768
    Abstract: A display device including: a plurality of subpixels (SP) each including (i) a first electrode (22), (ii) a bank (23) covering an edge of the first electrode, (iii) an EL layer (24) provided in a layer higher than the first electrode, and (iv) a second electrode (25) provided in a layer higher than the EL layer, the bank having a first sloped part (23x) and a second sloped part (23y), the second sloped part having an inclination smaller than that of the first sloped part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2017
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Inventors: Tohru OKABE, Hiroki TANIYAMA, Ryosuke GUNJI, Shinsuke SAIDA, Hiroharu JINMURA, Yoshihiro NAKADA, Akira INOUE
  • Publication number: 20200020880
    Abstract: A first weir wall and a second weir wall are formed in a frame region, the first weir wall being made of a material of a planarizing film and being formed so as to surround a display region and to overlap a peripheral end of an organic layer of a sealing film, and the second weir wall being made of a material of an edge cover and being formed around the first weir wall so as to overlap an edge of the peripheral end of the organic layer. The first weir wall has a groove formed in its upper surface so as to extend around the display region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2017
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Inventors: Shinsuke SAIDA, Tohru OKABE, Ryosuke GUNJI, Hiroki TANIYAMA, Hiroharu JINMURA, Yoshihiro NAKADA, Akira INOUE
  • Publication number: 20190386081
    Abstract: In a display region of a display device, opening portions are formed in at least one layer of an inorganic insulating film making up a TFT layer in such a manner as to penetrate the inorganic insulating film to thereby expose an upper surface of a resin substrate, opening flattening films are provided in such a manner as to fill in the opening portions, and metallic layers are provided in such a manner as to cover upper surfaces of the opening flattening films.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Inventors: Tohru OKABE, Ryosuke GUNJI, Hiroki TANIYAMA, Shinsuke SAIDA, Hiroharu JINMURA, Yoshihiro NAKADA, Akira INOUE
  • Patent number: 10511036
    Abstract: A channel forming body used in a fuel cell module has a gas channel, a water conduit, and a communication path that provides communication between the gas channel and the water conduit. When a ridge is seen in a cross-section perpendicular to a channel extension direction, one of both ends of an external shape of the ridge is shaped so as to be located closer to a center of the ridge than an imaginary surface of the channel assumed to extend in a straight line along the channel extension direction. Portions of the ridge located closer to the center of the ridge are formed opposite from each other at left and right ends of the external shape of the ridge with the communication path interposed therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignees: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, TOYOTA SHATAI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hiroya Nakaji, Kazunori Shibata, Hiroki Okabe, Kousuke Kawajiri, Satoshi Futami, Keiji Hashimoto, Takamasa Kanie
  • Publication number: 20190363149
    Abstract: A display device production method for producing a display device including a light emitting element in an active region and a terminal in a non-active region. The display device production method includes arranging a first mask overlapping with an electrode region of the light emitting element and a second mask overlapping with the terminal, on a conductive film that is arranged in the active region and the non-active region and that covers the terminal, and etching the conductive film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2017
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Inventors: Tohru OKABE, Hiroki TANIYAMA, Ryosuke GUNJI, Shinsuke SAIDA, Hiroharu JINMURA, Yoshihiro NAKADA, Akira INOUE
  • Patent number: 10457317
    Abstract: Disclosed is a vehicle including a steering wheel arranged offset toward one side in a vehicle body right/left direction, and an electric power steering unit. The electric power steering unit includes a link mechanism operably connected to the steering wheel and extending from a right/left center side of the steering wheel toward a vehicle body right/left center side to be operably connected to a wheel side, an assist device for the link mechanism, a control lever arranged adjacent the vehicle body right/left center in the vicinity of the steering wheel, a rotation shaft operably connected to the control lever to be rotated about a right/left axis that extends in the vehicle body right/left direction, and a control cable operably connected to the rotation shaft. A base end portion of the control cable is more offset toward the one side than the assist device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Kubota Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroshi Takagi, Hiroki Bessho, Takafumi Komatsu, Kensuke Okabe, Takeshi Satozono
  • Publication number: 20190319214
    Abstract: A first damming wall and a second damming wall are provided in a frame region. The first damming wall surrounds a display region formed from a first organic material and overlaps with a circumferential end part of an organic layer. The second damming wall includes a top part formed from a second organic material in the periphery of the first damming wall, and overlaps with an edge of the circumferential end part of the organic layer. The second damming wall includes a bottom part located closer to a base substrate, the bottom part being formed from a material constituting parts of switching elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2017
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Inventors: Hiroki TANIYAMA, Tohru OKABE, Ryosuke GUNJI, Shinsuke SAIDA, Akira INOUE, Yoshihiro NAKADA
  • Publication number: 20190319222
    Abstract: The photomask includes: transmissive portions configured to form the opening portion, a semi-transmitted light portion configured to form the planar portion, and a light blocking portion configured to form each of the plurality of photo spacer portions. The light blocking portion is formed in an island shape between the transmissive portions arranged in a lattice shape, and an end portion of the light blocking portion is formed to extend, between two of the transmissive portions, along outer edges of the two of the transmissive portions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Inventors: Ryosuke GUNJI, Tohru OKABE, Hiroki TANIYAMA, Shinji ICHIKAWA, Shinsuke SAIDA, Hiroharu JINMURA, Yoshihiro NAKADA, Akira INOUE
  • Publication number: 20190312091
    Abstract: A display device is provided that may prevent peeling of a sealing layer between a first partition and a second partition formed at an end portion of the sealing layer that seals a light emitting layer. An organic EL display device includes a sealing layer that is configured to seal a light emitting element layer and is doubly enclosed at an end portion by a first bank and a second bank that is formed more on the outer side than the first bank with a gap in between. An outer side wall surface of the first bank facing the second bank is formed as a gentle slope with an inclination angle smaller than an inner side wall surface of the first bank on the side opposite to the second bank.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Inventors: Shinsuke SAIDA, Tohru OKABE, Ryosuke GUNJI, Hiroki TANIYAMA, Shinji ICHIKAWA, Yoshihiro NAKADA, Hiroharu JINMURA, Akira INOUE
  • Publication number: 20190305327
    Abstract: A fuel cell includes: a membrane electrode assembly; and a separator disposed on one side of the membrane electrode assembly, wherein the separator includes flow path grooves through which reactant gas flows between the separator and the membrane electrode assembly, the flow path grooves include: wavy grooves wavily extending in a first direction and arranged in a second direction orthogonal to the first direction; and a linear groove linearly extending in the first direction, the wavy grooves include: a first wavy groove located closest to the linear groove among the wavy grooves; and a second wavy groove located opposite to the linear groove with respect to the first wavy groove, and amplitude of the first wavy groove is smaller than that of the second wavy groove.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2019
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hiroki OKABE, Manabu KATO
  • Publication number: 20190271969
    Abstract: Disclosed is an information collection and display system in which a data generation device that generates site data and a transaction data accumulation unit that stores the site data are connected. The information collection and display system includes an association data accumulation unit that stores association data defining association of each of a plurality of pieces of information included in the site data; an association data search unit that searches for second information associated with first information included in the plurality of pieces of information, on the basis of the association data; and a user interface that displays a connection relation of the plurality of pieces of information associated by the association data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2018
    Publication date: September 5, 2019
    Applicant: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroki MIYAMOTO, Yuncheng ZHU, Noboru FUJITA, Masahiro KIMURA, Yuta OKUBO, Daisuke OKABE
  • Publication number: 20190229353
    Abstract: A fuel cell stack 11 includes a cell laminate 21 composed of a plurality of stacked cells 20, and air is introduced from an anode end part 21a of the cell laminate 21. The cell laminate 21 has two end cells 24 installed adjacently to a cathode end part 21b side, thereby providing the cathode end part 21b with high thermal insulation properties.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2019
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Norishige KONNO, Hiroki OKABE
  • Patent number: 10340532
    Abstract: A separator for fuel cell includes a corrugated portion formed to have a corrugated cross section where a first groove that is concave to a first surface to form a flow path for a first fluid on the first surface and a second groove that is concave to a second surface opposite to the first surface to form a flow path for a second fluid on the second surface are arranged alternately and repeatedly. Each of the second grooves has at least one shallower groove section formed to have a less depth from the second surface than depth of a remaining groove section and provided to form a communication flow channel on the first surface side, which is arranged to communicate between two flow path spaces for the first fluid that are adjacent to each other across the shallower groove section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hiroki Okabe, Hiroya Nakaji, Makoto Yoshida, Shigetaka Hamada, Takuya Kurihara, Kenji Sato, Hideaki Tanaka, Nobuhiko Nakagaki, Junji Ueda, Katsuhiko Kinoshita
  • Publication number: 20190148693
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a separator for fuel cell including a seal part of thermosetting resin can have improved productivity. The method includes a placing step to place uncured thermosetting resin on a substrate, a pre-curing step to pre-cure the uncured thermosetting resin on the substrate, and a curing step to cure the pre-cured thermosetting resin on the collected plurality of substrates to collectively form the seal parts on the plurality of substrates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2018
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Inventors: Hideo NAKAMURA, Kazuomi YAMANISHI, Hiroki OKABE
  • Patent number: 10181607
    Abstract: A gas flow passage-forming member is disposed between a membrane electrode and gas diffusion layer assembly and a separator of a fuel cell, and the gas flow passage-forming member is configured to form a gas flow passage. The gas flow passage-forming member has a corrugated shape such that groove portions and ridge portions are provided on each of a front side and a back side of the gas flow passage-forming member. The groove portions each serve as the gas flow passage. The gas flow passage-forming member has communication holes providing communication between the front side and the back side, and the communication holes are provided in a region downstream of an upstream region in a gas flow direction. The upstream region is a non-communication region with no communication hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignees: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha, Toyota Shatai Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kazunori Shibata, Hiroya Nakaji, Hiroki Okabe, Yoshinori Shinozaki, Kousuke Kawajiri, Satoshi Futami, Takamasa Kanie
  • Patent number: 10164268
    Abstract: A fuel cell includes a power generating body that includes an electrolyte membrane; a separator provided along the power generating body; a flow path through which a fluid to be supplied to the fuel cell flows; a first seal portion that surrounds the flow path in a surface of the separator, and inhibits the fluid from flowing out of the fuel cell; and an electrolytic corrosion inhibiting portion provided between the flow path and the first seal portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hiroki Okabe, Kenji Sato, Takuya Kurihara
  • Patent number: 10109868
    Abstract: A gas channel forming plate includes protrusions, which extend parallel with each other, gas channels that are respectively located between each adjacent pair of the protrusions, and water channels, which are respectively formed on the back surface of each protrusion. Each protrusion includes first communication portions and second communication portions. Each first communication portion includes a first opening. Each second communication portion includes a second opening. The second communication portions of each protrusion constitute an expanding region, in which the opening area of the second opening in each second communication portion is greater than the opening area of the first opening of each first communication portion, to limit introduction of water to the water channel on the back side of the protrusion using capillary action by the second communication portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignees: Toyota Shatai Kabushiki Kaisha, Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kousuke Kawajiri, Satoshi Futami, Yuki Sugino, Takamasa Kanie, Hiroki Okabe, Kazunori Shibata
  • Patent number: 10079394
    Abstract: A method of welding comprising contacting a first electrode to a porous body flow path, contacting a second electrode to a plate material, pressing the porous body flow path and the plate material by the first and second electrodes in a thickness direction of the plate material, and spot welding the porous body flow path and the plate material, wherein: a deformation of the plate material in a direction of the second electrode pressing the plate material is smaller than a deformation of the porous body flow path in a direction of the first electrode pressing the porous body flow path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hiroki Okabe, Makoto Aoyama, Hiroshi Adachi, Takashi Kondo
  • Publication number: 20180233754
    Abstract: A fuel cell stack 11 includes a cell laminate 21 composed of a plurality of stacked cells 20, and air is introduced from an anode end part 21a of the cell laminate 21. The cell laminate 21 has two end cells 24 installed adjacently to a cathode end part 21b side, thereby providing the cathode end part 21b with high thermal insulation properties.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2018
    Publication date: August 16, 2018
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Norishige KONNO, Hiroki OKABE