Hiroshi Nakajima 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).
Abstract: It is an object to provide a metal-air battery capable of, in particular, properly discharging produced gas externally, and performing rapid water supply. A metal-air battery according to the present invention is characterized by including a unit body including a plurality of metal-air battery cells; a water supply space provided on a top surface of the unit body and is common to the metal-air battery cells; and a wiring opening which communicably connects with the water supply space and from which wires connected to electrodes of the metal-air battery cells are drawn out. A tubular portion having the wiring opening projects from the top surface of the unit body.
Abstract: In an elevator car position detection device, a magnetic field generator generates an eddy current magnetic field on an identification member, and a magnetic field detector detects the eddy current magnetic field generated on the identification member. The identification member includes a plurality of conductors which are continuously arranged along an ascending and descending direction of a car, and are relatively different in a plate thickness with respect to a skin depth of an eddy current generated by the magnetic field generator on the identification member. A shape of at least a part of a boundary between the adjacent conductors is a straight line or a curve tilted with respect to a direction orthogonal to the ascending and descending direction of the car.
Abstract: A light-emitting element includes: a laminated structure body 20 which is formed from a GaN-based compound semiconductor and in which a first compound semiconductor layer 21 including a first surface 21a and a second surface 21b that is opposed to the first surface 21a, an active layer 23 that faces the second surface 21b of the first compound semiconductor layer 21, and a second compound semiconductor layer 22 including a first surface 22a that faces the active layer 23 and a second surface 22b that is opposed to the first surface 22a are laminated; a first light reflection layer 41 that is provided on the first surface 21a side of the first compound semiconductor layer 21; and a second light reflection layer 42 that is provided on the second surface 22b side of the second compound semiconductor layer 22. The first light reflection layer 41 includes a concave mirror portion 43, and the second light reflection layer 42 has a flat shape.
Abstract: Disclosed is a method of manufacturing an emitter in which the tip of the emitter can be formed into a desired shape even when various materials are used for the emitter. The method includes performing an electrolytic polishing process of polishing a front end of a conductive emitter material so that a diameter of the front end is gradually reduced toward a tip; performing a first etching process by irradiating a processing portion of the emitter material processed by the electrolytic polishing process with a charged particle beam; performing a sputtering process by irradiating the pointed portion formed by the first etching process with a focused ion beam; and performing a secondary etching process of further sharpening the tip by an electric field induced gas etching processing while observing a crystal structure of the tip of the pointed portion processed by the sputtering process using a field ion microscope.
February 20, 2019
August 29, 2019
Yoko NAKAJIMA, Yoshimi KAWANAMI, Hironori MORITANI, Hiroshi OBA
Abstract: A technique facilitates slowness estimation in accordance with dispersion information in a sonic logging tool. The technique may be used for processing dispersive waveforms in real-time. In this embodiment, the technique utilizes a sonic transmitter and a sonic receiver array in the logging tool. The technique also includes use of a memory and a processor mounted in the logging tool, for converting dispersive waveforms into slowness of the formation and/or fluid in accordance with dispersion information stored in the memory. Additionally, the technique may utilize a telemetry system for sending the formation slowness data and/or quality control indicators to the surface.
Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide an oligosilane production method with which a target oligosilane can be selectively produced. Oligosilanes can be efficiently produced at an improved selectivity for a target oligosilane by using, as a raw material, not only monosilane but also an oligosilane with a smaller number of silicon atoms than the target oligosilane or conversely an oligosilane with a larger number of silicon atoms than the target oligosilane.
Abstract: A method for assisted driving, includes: storing information indicating an emotion of a subject, and information indicating an activity of the subject; generating learning data representing a relationship between the stored information indicating the emotion of the subject, and the stored information indicating the activity of the subject t and store the learning data into a memory; estimating, after the learning data is generated, a current emotion of the subject based on information indicating a current activity of the subject obtained by an obtaining unit, and the learning data stored in the memory; and providing driving assistance of the vehicle based on the estimated current emotion. Similarly, manufacturing line control, and health care support apparatus are provided, and the apparatuses provide for manufacturing line control and healthcare support on the basis of the estimated emotion.
Abstract: A downhole tool for operation within a wellbore and including a transmitter array and first and second receiver arrays. The transmitter array includes a plurality of transmitters azimuthally distributed around a longitudinal axis of the downhole tool at a first axial location of the downhole tool. The first receiver array includes a plurality of first receivers azimuthally distributed around the longitudinal axis at a second axial location axially offset from the first axial location. The second receiver array includes a plurality of second receivers azimuthally distributed around the longitudinal axis at a third axial location axially offset from the first and second axial locations.
Abstract: A technique facilitates monitoring of acoustic signals to measure a velocity vector of a borehole. Acoustic sensors are arranged in a desired acoustic sensor array and positioned along a body of a tool, e.g. a sonic logging tool. The acoustic sensor array is then positioned in fluid along a wall of a borehole formed in a subterranean formation. The acoustic sensors are used to collect acoustic signal data while the acoustic sensors are maintained in a non-contact position with respect to the wall of the borehole. The data may be processed to determine the desired velocity vector.
Abstract: A brake of an automatic transmission includes: first and second recessed portions and formed in a center support; a first piston having a first pressure-receiving portion that is disposed in the first recessed portion and defines a first engagement oil chamber and having a plate-pressing portion that presses friction plates and separator plates; a second piston having a second pressure-receiving portion that is disposed in the second recessed portion and defines a second engagement oil chamber and a piston-pressing portion that presses the first piston by supply of oil pressure to the second engagement oil chamber; and a return spring that biases the first piston so that the first piston moves away from the friction plates and the separator plates.
Abstract: The present invention provides an aqueous dispersion mixture comprising; an aqueous dispersion (A) that comprises a crystalline polyolefin (a) as a dispersoid thereof; an aqueous dispersion (B) that comprises a crystalline polyurethane (b) as a dispersoid thereof; and an aqueous dispersion (C) that comprises a non-crystalline polyurethane (c) as a dispersoid thereof, wherein the crystalline polyolefin (a) is a non-chlorine modified polyolefin, wherein the crystalline polyurethane (b) has a crystal melting heat amount equal to or larger than 3 J/g measured by differential scanning calorimetry, wherein the non-crystalline polyurethane (c) has a crystal melting heat amount smaller than 3 J/g measured by differential scanning calorimetry, and wherein the aqueous dispersion (B) comprises a non-volatile content of 30 parts by mass to 100 parts by mass and the aqueous dispersion (C) comprises a non-volatile content of 20 parts by mass to 80 parts by mass, relative to a non-volatile content of 100 parts by mass of th
May 13, 2016
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July 9, 2019
SUMITOMO CHEMICAL COMPANY, LIMITED, COVESTRO DEUTSCHLAND AG
Abstract: A biological information analysis device including: an indicator extraction unit configured to extract an indicator indicating a cardiac state, from data regarding blood pressure waveforms that are consecutively measured by a sensor that is configured to be worn on a body part of a user and to be capable of non-invasively measuring a blood pressure waveform for each heartbeat; and a processing unit configured to output the indicator extracted by the indicator extraction unit. The indicator extraction unit is configured to extract a value of a cardiac load indicator for each heartbeat, from the data regarding blood pressure waveforms, and calculate the indicator indicating the cardiac state, based on characteristics related to distribution of values of the cardiac load indicator corresponding to a plurality of heartbeats.
Abstract: A turbocharger engine includes an engine body and a turbocharger. The turbocharger includes a large turbo unit having a large turbine chamber, a large compressor chamber, and a large turbine shaft extending between the two chambers; and a small turbo unit having a small turbine chamber, a small compressor chamber, and a small turbine shaft extending between the two chambers. The large compressor chamber is disposed upstream of the small compressor chamber in an intake passage. A large turbo axis and a small turbo axis are disposed to extend generally in the same direction as an engine output axis. The large turbo unit is disposed such that the large turbo axis is non-parallel to the engine output axis, and a large-compressor-chamber-side portion of the large turbo axis is closer to the engine output axis than a large-turbine-chamber-side portion thereof in a plan view in an axis direction of the cylinder.
Abstract: An input apparatus includes a plurality of electrodes spaced apart from each other, a signal processing unit configured to output an input signal depending on a change in a capacitance of each electrode, and a determination unit configured to determine whether an operation object comes in a proximity of at least one of electrodes based on input signals output from the signal processing unit. The determination unit makes a determination such that in a case where one of the input signals is greater than or equal to a first threshold value and an integral value of another of the plurality of input signals in a predetermined integration period is greater than or equal to a second threshold value, it is determined that an operation object has come in a proximity of an electrode corresponding to the one of the input signals.
Abstract: A biological information analyzing device includes: an indicator extraction unit that converts, into a frequency spectrum, time series data of a blood pressure waveform continuously measured by a sensor that is worn on a user's body and can non-invasively measure the blood pressure waveform for each of heartbeats, and extracts an indicator based on a strength of a prescribed frequency component in the frequency spectrum; and a processing unit that carries out a process based on the extracted indicator.
Abstract: A biological information analysis device includes: an indicator extraction unit configured to extract, from data regarding blood pressure waveforms consecutively measured by a sensor configured to be worn on a body part of a sleeping user and to be capable of non-invasively measuring a blood pressure waveform for each heartbeat, an indicator that is related to the functionality of respiratory organs of the user, based on characteristics of the blood pressure waveforms; and a processing unit configured to perform processing that is based on the indicator thus extracted.