Patents by Inventor Hiroshi Minami

Hiroshi Minami 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: 20200350591
    Abstract: A lithium battery including a negative electrode having a negative electrode active material layer that contains lithium silicate particles and a binder. The lithium silicate particles include composite particles including a lithium silicate phase and silicon particles dispersed in the lithium silicate phase, wherein a carbon material is present inside the composite particles, and an area ratio of the carbon material occupying a cross section of the composite particles is 0.008 to 6%. The binder includes at least a first resin, wherein the first resin is at least cue selected from the group consisting of polyacrylic acid, a polyacrylic acid salt, and their derivatives. The first resin is contained in an amount of 2 mass % or less in the negative electrode active material layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2018
    Publication date: November 5, 2020
    Applicant: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yohei Uchiyama, Taisuke Yamamoto, Tatsuya Akira, Norihisa Yamamoto, Hiroshi Minami
  • Publication number: 20200300296
    Abstract: A processing machine includes: a static pressure bearing configured to support a drive shaft; a fluid feeder configured to output a fluid to be supplied to the static pressure bearing, in accordance with rotation of a servomotor; a sensor configured to detect a physical quantity of the fluid output from the fluid feeder; and a control unit configured to control the rotation speed of the servomotor according to the physical quantity of the fluid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2020
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Inventors: Yuuta ISHII, Hiroshi MINAMI
  • Patent number: 10741833
    Abstract: There is provided a negative electrode active material for a nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery, the negative electrode active material including a base particle containing Si and SiO2, a mixed phase coating that covers a surface of the base particle and contains SiO2 and carbon, and a carbon coating that covers a surface of the mixed phase coating. The base particle is preferably formed of SiOX (0.5?X?1.5). The mixed phase coating preferably contains carbon dispersed in a phase formed of SiO2. The cycle characteristics of a nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery including negative electrode active material particles containing Si and SiO2 are improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: SANYO Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tatsuya Akira, Hiroshi Minami, Taizou Sunano, Yoshio Kato
  • Publication number: 20200158174
    Abstract: A linear motion mechanism includes: a shaft; a base member having a through hole through which the shaft can be inserted; a static pressure bearing provided between the shaft disposed in the through hole and the base member to slidably support the shaft relative to the base member by introducing a pressurized fluid to the shaft; and an annular member provided between the static pressure bearing and the base member to elastically support the static pressure bearing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2019
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Applicant: FANUC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Zhenxing Li, Hiroshi Minami
  • Publication number: 20200136193
    Abstract: A non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery includes: an electrode group including a positive electrode, a negative electrode, and a separator interposed between the positive electrode and the negative electrode; a tape for securing at least a wound end of the electrode group; and a non-aqueous electrolyte. The negative electrode, at least in a charged state, includes a lithium metal and/or a lithium alloy. The tape has a tensile strength of 20 N/10 mm or less at an elongation ratio of 200% or more.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2019
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Applicant: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hiroshi Minami
  • Publication number: 20200091500
    Abstract: A positive electrode, a negative electrode, and a non-aqueous electrolyte. The negative electrode includes a negative electrode material, a binder, and a thickener, and the negative electrode material includes a lithium silicate phase, and Si particles dispersed in the lithium silicate phase. The ratio of the Si particles in the negative electrode material is 30 mass % or more. The binder includes a poly(meth)acrylic acid, the thickener includes a carboxyalkyl cellulose, and the amount of the poly(meth)acrylic acid relative to 100 parts by mass of the negative electrode material is 0.1 parts by mass or more and 5 parts by mass or less. The non-aqueous electrolyte includes a lithium salt, a non-aqueous solvent, and an acid that exhibits a pKa of 1 to 30 in water at 25° C. The non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery can suppress the generation of gas during high-temperature storage, and secure excellent cycle characteristics.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Applicant: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Satoshi Nishitani, Hiroshi Minami, Masaki Deguchi
  • Publication number: 20200020932
    Abstract: Disclosed is a negative electrode material for a non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery, including: a lithium silicate phase; silicon particles dispersed in the lithium silicate phase; and at least one element Me dispersed in the lithium silicate phase, and selected from the group consisting of a rare-earth element and an alkaline-earth metal. The composition of the lithium silicate phase is represented, for example, by the formula: Li2zSiO2+z, and satisfies 0<z<2, and the element Me is dispersed in the lithium silicate phase, for example, as an Me oxide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2018
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Applicant: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Taisuke Asano, Yohei Uchiyama, Taisuke Yamamoto, Tatsuya Akira, Norihisa Yamamoto, Hiroshi Minami
  • Patent number: 10516153
    Abstract: The initial charge/discharge efficiency and cycle characteristics of a non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery that contains a silicon material as a negative-electrode active material are improved. A negative-electrode active material particle (10) according to an embodiment includes a lithium silicate phase (11) represented by Li2zSiO(2+z) {0<z<2} and silicon particles (12) dispersed in the lithium silicate phase (11). The silicon particles (12) have a crystallite size of 40 nm or less. The crystallite size is calculated using the Scherrer equation from the half-width of the diffraction peak of the Si (111) plane in an XRD pattern obtained by XRD measurement of the negative-electrode active material particle 10.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: SANYO Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Taizou Sunano, Hiroshi Minami, Yoshio Kato, Yohei Uchiyama
  • Patent number: 10516158
    Abstract: The initial charge/discharge efficiency and cycle characteristics of a non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery that contains a silicon material as a negative-electrode active material are improved. A negative-electrode active material particle (10) according to an embodiment contains a base particle (13), which includes a lithium silicate phase (11) represented by Li2zSiO(2+z) {0<z<2} and silicon particles (12) dispersed in the lithium silicate phase (11). The symmetry determined by an image analysis of a backscattered electron image of a cross section of the base particle (13) is 1.5 or less. The symmetry refers to the ratio (b/a) of the half width at half maximum b of a peak on the high-gray-scale side to the half width at half maximum a of the peak on the low-gray-scale side in a histogram of color distinction based on 256 gray levels for each pixel of the backscattered electron image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: SANYO Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Norihisa Yamamoto, Taizou Sunano, Hiroshi Minami, Yoshio Kato, Yohei Uchiyama
  • Patent number: 10501813
    Abstract: Disclosed is a thermostable DNA polymerase preparation which can illimitably reduce the risk of false positivity in the detection of a subject microorganism utilizing a gene amplification reaction and therefore enables the selective amplification of DNA for detecting the subject microorganism even when the amount of the subject microorganism is small and therefore the amount of DNA collected therefrom is extremely small, and can be produced at a reduced cost. Also disclosed is a method for quantifying or quantifying/identifying a subject organism to be detected rapidly, conveniently and with high sensitivity using the preparation of the present invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignees: HOKKAIDO MITSUI CHEMICALS INC., NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION UNIVERSITY OF TOYAMA
    Inventors: Homare Tabata, Hiroshi Minami, Hideki Niimi, Isao Kitajima, Tomohiro Ueno, Shiroh Hayashi, Masashi Mori
  • Publication number: 20190364856
    Abstract: An aquaculture system including an aquaculture tank for holding aquaculture water for conducting biofloc aquaculture therein, and an immobilizing material in the aquaculture tank. The immobilizing material includes a carrier that carries nitrifying bacteria.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2019
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Applicant: Nippon Suisan Kaisha, Ltd.
    Inventor: Hiroshi MINAMI
  • Publication number: 20190364857
    Abstract: An aquaculture system including an aquaculture tank for holding aquaculture water for culturing an aquatic organism, a thermal insulation house that covers the aquaculture tank, an insulation positioned on at least part of a region surrounding the aquaculture tank, and a temperature adjuster that adjusts a temperature inside the thermal insulation house and/or a temperature of the aquaculture water in the aquaculture tank.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2019
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Applicant: Nippon Suisan Kaisha, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Minami, Mitsuho Maeda, Eisuke Yasue, Kosuke Matsuoka
  • Patent number: 10483528
    Abstract: The initial charge/discharge efficiency and cycle characteristics of a non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery that contains a silicon material as a negative-electrode active material are improved. A negative-electrode active material particle (10) according to an embodiment contains a base particle (13), which includes a lithium silicate phase (11) represented by Li2zSiO(2+z) {0<z<2} and silicon particles (12) dispersed in the lithium silicate phase (11). The symmetry determined by an image analysis of a backscattered electron image of a cross section of the base particle (13) is 1.5 or less. The symmetry refers to the ratio (b/a) of the half width at half maximum b of a peak on the high-gray-scale side to the half width at half maximum a of the peak on the low-gray-scale side in a histogram of color distinction based on 256 gray levels for each pixel of the backscattered electron image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: SANYO Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Norihisa Yamamoto, Taizou Sunano, Hiroshi Minami, Yoshio Kato, Yohei Uchiyama
  • Publication number: 20190319261
    Abstract: Disclosed is a negative electrode material including: a lithium silicate phase that contains a lithium silicate; and silicon particles that are dispersed in the lithium silicate phase, wherein the silicon particles have a crystallite size of 10 nm or more, and the lithium silicate has a composition represented by the following formula: Li2Si2O5.(x?2)SiO2, where 2<x?18 is satisfied.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2017
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Applicant: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yohei Uchiyama, Taisuke Yamamoto, Tatsuya Akira, Norihisa Yamamoto, Hiroshi Minami
  • Patent number: 10444728
    Abstract: A numerical controller controls a machine tool that has a plurality of axes based on a program command. The numerical controller analyzes the program command. When the program command contains a positioning command, the numerical controller generates a correction path bent in a direction going away from the workpiece with respect to a straight-line path toward a commanded position from a current position of the tool that machines the workpiece, and controls respective axes of the machine tool based on the generated correction path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Fanuc Corporation
    Inventors: Motohiko Ito, Hiroshi Minami
  • Publication number: 20190302726
    Abstract: A program creation device includes an analysis unit that analyzes a composite fixed cycle in which a predetermined cycle is repeated multiple times to create a plurality of command blocks CB1 to CB4 for each of the cycles for executing the cycle; a distribution unit that distributes the plurality of command blocks CB1 to CB4 created by the analysis unit sequentially as a command program for each of the plurality of tools; and a command adding unit that adds a first command word indicating a delay amount of delaying a start timing of the cycle of the second tool from a start timing of the cycle of the first tool on the basis of an analysis result obtained by the analysis unit to the command block CB2 or CB4.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2019
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Inventor: Hiroshi MINAMI
  • Patent number: 10422668
    Abstract: Provided is a method for angle calibration of a rotary shaft, including: attaching a calibrating angular sensor to a first rotary shaft of an industrial machine including a plurality of rotary shafts and a control unit that controls the rotary shafts based on an angle detected by a controlling angular sensor provided for each rotary shaft, the calibrating angular sensor being more precise than the controlling angular sensor; connecting the calibrating angular sensor in place of the controlling angular sensor of a second rotary shaft; rotating the first rotary shaft; calculating a difference between a first angle of the first rotary shaft detected by the controlling angular sensor and a second angle of the first rotary shaft detected by the calibrating angular sensor; and storing the calculated difference as a calibration value for an angle of rotation of the first rotary shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Fanuc Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroshi Minami, Toyoaki Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10424780
    Abstract: In a nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery containing SiOX as a negative electrode active material, initial charge/discharge efficiency and cycle characteristics are increased. A negative electrode active material for nonaqueous electrolyte secondary batteries is provided. The negative electrode active material contains particles comprising of SiOx (0.8?X?1.2). The particles have cracks therein. SiOX preferably contains a lithium silicate phase, a Si-M compound, or an oxide of M (M is at least one selected from the group consisting of Al, Ti, Fe, and Ni). The cracks preferably extend radially from inner portions of the particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: SANYO Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Minami, Tatsuya Akira, Taizou Sunano
  • Patent number: 10388960
    Abstract: A non-aqueous electrolyte battery is provided that shows good cycle performance and good storage performance under high temperature conditions and exhibits high reliability even with a battery configuration featuring high capacity. A method of manufacturing the battery is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: SANYO Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takeshi Ogasawara, Hiroshi Minami, Naoki Imachi, Atsushi Kaiduka, Yasunori Baba, Yoshinori Kida, Shin Fujitani
  • Publication number: 20190216059
    Abstract: An aquacultured shrimp contains carotenoid and does not have a broken 2nd antenna.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Applicant: NIPPON SUISAN KAISHA, LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi MINAMI, Kosuke MATSUOKA