Patents by Inventor Hiroshi Nakano

Hiroshi Nakano 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: 10974320
    Abstract: A nozzle includes an ejection section and an acceleration section. A powder is configured to be ejected from the ejection section. The acceleration section is configured to allow the powder to circle around and is configured to accelerate the powder in a peripheral direction of the powder that circles around so as to transport the powder to an opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Shanying Pan, Hiroshi Ohno, Hideshi Nakano, Kotaro Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 10979245
    Abstract: A gateway device for a vehicle network system is provided. The vehicle network system includes a first network, a second network, a first electronic control unit connected to the first network, a second electronic control unit connected to the second network, and the gateway device connected to the first network and the second network. The gateway device receives a first frame transmitted to the first network by the first electronic control unit; determines whether or not the first frame is appropriate; generates a second frame when the first frame is not determined to be appropriate; and transmits the second frame to the second network. The second frame includes control information and additional information based on content of the first frame. The control information restricts processing of the additional information included in the second frame by the second electronic control unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Ujiie, Hideki Matsushima, Toshihisa Nakano, Tohru Wakabayashi, Hiroshi Amano, Tomoyuki Haga, Takeshi Kishikawa
  • Publication number: 20210104747
    Abstract: A battery cell having a cathode, an anode, an electrolyte, and a dendrite absorber material. The dendrite absorber material reacts with lithium dendrite that forms on the anode after cycling the battery cell through charging and discharging cycles. The dendrite absorption material interacts with the lithium dendrite via lithium fusion. As a result of the lithium fusion, the dendrite absorber forms a lithium alloy and prevents expansion of the dendrite past the dendrite absorber material within the cell battery. This helps prevent short-circuiting between the anode and cathode due to lithium dendrite, which would cause performance degradation and safety issues such as fires.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2019
    Publication date: April 8, 2021
    Applicant: TeraWatt Technology Inc.
    Inventors: Ken Ogata, Yang Yang, Hajime Hoshi, Masatsugu Nakano, Hiroshi Imoto
  • Patent number: 10965557
    Abstract: An information management method collects log information of one or more home electrical apparatuses corresponding to service providers. Display screen data is generated which indicates a status of the log information. The display screen data includes groups of information which each contain information on an apparatus, a service provider corresponding to the apparatus, and log information output from the apparatus. Provision of the log information of each group is individually selectable. The display screen data is provided via a network to a display terminal that performs access to a server device. Information is received from the display terminal, which indicates that selection on whether or not provision of the log information is performed. Provision of the log information is not performed on the selected group when a determination is made that refusal of provision of the log information on the selected group is performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Hideki Matsushima, Motoji Ohmori, Natsume Matsuzaki, Yuichi Futa, Toshihisa Nakano, Manabu Maeda, Yuji Unagami, Hiroshi Amano, Kotaro Hakoda
  • Publication number: 20210091403
    Abstract: A battery cell having a layered pressure homogenizing soft medium for liquid/solid state Li-ion rechargeable batteries. The battery cell of the present technology includes one or more battery pouches, a pressure mechanism external to the battery pouches that applies a pressure to the battery pouches, and a layered pressure homogenizing soft medium that is displaced between the battery pouches and the pressure mechanism. By using a number of pressure homogenizing medium layers, each with a specific range of thickness and within a range of physical properties, the battery pouches displaced between the pressure homogenizing medium layers are evenly pressurized by the mediums due to pressure applied by the pressure mechanism to within a desired range of pressure. The pressure applied to the battery pouches by the pressure homogenizing medium is monitored by a pressure sensor, such as a two-dimensional pressure sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2019
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Applicant: TeraWatt Technology Inc.
    Inventors: Ken Ogata, Yang Yang, Hajime Hoshi, Masatsugu Nakano, Hiroshi Imoto
  • Patent number: 10957935
    Abstract: Various arrangements for compressing a cylindrical battery cell are presented herein. The cylindrical battery cell may be wrapped in a buffer material. The buffer material may then be compressed using a compression mechanism. The buffer material may uniformly distribute pressure applied to the buffer material to a curved sidewall of the cylindrical battery cell. The cylindrical battery cell may be heated while the buffer material is being compressed using the compression mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: TeraWatt Technology Inc.
    Inventors: Ken Ogata, Yang Yang, Hajime Hoshi, Masatsugu Nakano, Hiroshi Imoto
  • Patent number: 10955791
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus, having a first photosensitive drum, a first developing roller, a first shifting member movable between a contacting position and a separating position, a motor, a first joint, a first clutch operable in one of a transmittable condition and a discontinuing condition, a first shifting cam rotatable between a first position, in which the first shifting cam locates the first shifting member at the contacting position, and a second position, in which the first shifting cam locates the first shifting member at the separating position, and a first switching cam rotatable between a third position, in which the first switching cam places the first clutch in the transmittable condition, and a fourth position, in which the first switching cam places the first clutch in the discontinuing condition, alongside the first shifting cam rotating between the first position and the second position, is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hiroshi Nakano, Masahito Saeki, Kotaro Haruta
  • Publication number: 20210067742
    Abstract: A travel status recording apparatus records an image captured by a camera mounted on a vehicle, identifies personal information included in the captured image, and masks the personal information in the captured image. A server acquires a masked image corresponding to the captured image in which the personal information is masked from the travel status recording apparatus. The server determines, in response to a request from a third party, whether to restore the personal information included in the acquired masked image based on a preset restoration level. In a case where the server determines to restore the personal information, the server restores the personal information. In a case where the server determines not to restore the personal information, the server conceals the personal information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2020
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Applicant: DENSO TEN Limited
    Inventors: Yoshikuni MIKI, Hiroshi YAMADA, Hiroyuki WATABE, Yasuhiko NAKANO, Yuuji UNO
  • Publication number: 20210048042
    Abstract: A shell member 10 constituting an accumulator 100 including a cover member 30, a shell member 10 having a cylindrical portion 11, an opening portion 13 formed at one end of the cylindrical portion 11 and welded to the cover member 30, and a closed portion 12 formed at another end of the cylindrical portion 11, and an accumulation part 70 accommodated in the shell member 10. The cylindrical portion 11 includes an upper end portion 11a, and a protruding portion 11c having the opening portion 13. The protruding portion 11c is thicker than the upper end portion 11a.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2019
    Publication date: February 18, 2021
    Inventors: Hiroshi MIZUKAMI, Naohito NAKANO, Mieko YANAGIDA
  • Publication number: 20210036328
    Abstract: In various embodiments, an anti-dendrite anode-free solid-state battery (SSB) are presented. The SSB can include a cathode layer; an anode current collector layer; and a lithium gel separator layer between the cathode layer and the anode current collector layer. An anti-dendrite layer may also be present located between the lithium gel separator layer and the anode current collector layer. The anti-dendrite layer can help discourage dendrite formation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2019
    Publication date: February 4, 2021
    Applicants: Chongqing Jinkang New Energy Automobile Co., Ltd., SF Motors Inc.
    Inventors: Ken Ogata, Yang Yang, Hajime Hoshi, Jungho Kim, Masatsugu Nakano, Hiroshi Imoto
  • Publication number: 20210036357
    Abstract: Various variable planar pouch battery pressure optimization systems are presented. The system may include a first and second plate, between which a planar pouch battery cell is installed. Multiple pressure application components may be individually controlled to apply varying pressure to the first and second plate. Various pressure patterns may be tested in order to determine a pressure pattern that optimizes at least one electrical characteristic of the planar pouch battery cell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2019
    Publication date: February 4, 2021
    Applicant: TeraWatt Technology, Inc
    Inventors: Ken Ogata, Yang Yang, Hajime Hoshi, Masatsugu Nakano, Hiroshi Imoto
  • Publication number: 20210036327
    Abstract: Various embodiments of an anode-free solid-state battery are presented. The battery may include a cathode layer; an anode current collector layer; and a separator layer between the cathode layer and the anode current collector layer. The battery can further include an anti-dendrite layer located between the separator layer and the anode current collector layer. The battery further includes an interfacial bonding layer located between the anti-dendrite layer and the anode current collector layer. The interfacial bonding layer increases an amount of electrical connectivity between the anode current collector layer. A first amount of adhesion between the interfacial bonding layer and the anode current collector layer can be greater than a second amount of adhesion between the anti-dendrite layer and the interfacial bonding layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2019
    Publication date: February 4, 2021
    Applicant: TeraWatt Technology Inc.
    Inventors: Ken Ogata, Yang Yang, Hajime Hoshi, Masatsugu Nakano, Hiroshi Imoto
  • Publication number: 20210036363
    Abstract: Various arrangements of a phase-change electrolyte for a solid state battery (SSB) are presented. A phase-change electrolyte separator layer can include a non-reactive scaffold that has open spaces. A lithium liquid may be used that transitions into a lithium gel, the lithium liquid can include a mixture of a polymer additive, a cross-linker additive, a lithium salt; and a solvent. The lithium liquid with the polymer additive and the cross-linker additive can be filled into the open spaces within the non-reactive scaffold. The lithium liquid can then be converted into a lithium gel within the non-reactive scaffold following an application of heat while the lithium liquid is within the open spaces within the non-reactive scaffold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2019
    Publication date: February 4, 2021
    Applicant: TeraWatt Technology Inc.
    Inventors: Ken Ogata, Yang Yang, Hajime Hoshi, Masatsugu Nakano, Hiroshi Imoto
  • Publication number: 20210036377
    Abstract: Various arrangements for creating a cylindrical anti-dendrite anode-free solid- state battery are presented. An anti-dendrite layer may be layered between an anode current collector layer and the cathode layer. A layered stack may be created that comprises a dry separator layer, a cathode layer layered with a cathode current collector layer, and the anti- dendrite layer layered with the anode current collector layer. The layered stack may be rolled into a cylindrical jelly roll. The rolled layered stack may be inserted into a pouch. A liquid electrolyte mixture may be added into the pouch. The liquid electrolyte mixture can permeate the dry separator layer. Heat can be applied to the pouch that causes the liquid electrolyte mixture to become a gel. The rolled layered stack can then be removed from the pouch and inserted into a cylindrical battery cell canister.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2019
    Publication date: February 4, 2021
    Applicant: TeraWatt Technology Inc.
    Inventors: Ken Ogata, Yang Yang, Hajime Hoshi, Jungho Kim, Masatsugu Nakano, Hiroshi Imoto
  • Patent number: 10909717
    Abstract: A viewpoint recommendation apparatus includes image feature extraction means for extracting an image feature from the acquired image at a first viewpoint, pose estimation means for calculating a first likelihood map indicating a relation between the estimated pose of the object and a likelihood of this estimated pose, second storage means for storing a second likelihood map indicating a relation between the true first viewpoint and a likelihood of this first viewpoint in the estimated pose, third storage means for storing a third likelihood map indicating a relation between the pose of the object when the object is observed at the first and the second viewpoints and a likelihood of this pose, and viewpoint estimation means for estimating the second viewpoint so that a value of an evaluation function of the first, second, and third likelihood maps becomes the maximum or minimum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignees: National University Corporation Nagoya University, Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hiroshi Murase, Yasutomo Kawanishi, Daisuke Deguchi, Nik Mohd Zarifie bin Hashim, Yusuke Nakano, Norimasa Kobori
  • Patent number: 10907999
    Abstract: To provide a gas sensor device having improved measurement accuracy. This gas sensor device is provided with: a sensor element that detects the concentration of a gas by means of heat dissipation from a heat generating body; and a cover with which the sensor element is covered. The cover has a plurality of ventilation sections, which are disposed by being separated with each other in the direction perpendicular to the flowing direction of the gas, and the sensor element is disposed between the ventilation sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Nakano, Masahiro Matsumoto, Yasuo Onose, Yoshimitsu Yanagawa
  • Patent number: 10902109
    Abstract: A misuse detection electronic control unit in a vehicle network system including a plurality of electronic control units that communicate with one another through buses in accordance with a CAN protocol includes a transceiver unit that performs a reception step of receiving a target data frame and a reference data frame transmitted through the buses, wherein the target data frame is a data frame having a first identifier and wherein the reference data frame is a data frame having a second identifier different from the first identifier and a misuse detection process unit that performs a detection step of performing, as misuse detection for the target data frame, evaluation in accordance with a reception timing of the reference data frame and a reception timing of the target data frame on the basis of a certain rule specifying a reception interval between the reference data frame and the target data frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Takeshi Kishikawa, Yoshihiro Ujiie, Manabu Maeda, Hideki Matsushima, Hiroshi Amano, Toshihisa Nakano
  • Publication number: 20210020884
    Abstract: In a battery pack, a battery core pack is housed in an outer case where a gas discharge hole is closed by a breathable waterproof sheet, a design sheet is disposed to cover the breathable waterproof sheet, a gas groove is provided between the breathable waterproof sheet and the design sheet, and the gas groove communicates with a discharge side of the breathable waterproof sheet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2019
    Publication date: January 21, 2021
    Applicant: Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masaya NAKANO, Jyunichi FUKUMORI, Kazuaki FUKUTOME, Hiroshi ARIKAWA
  • Publication number: 20210011420
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes: a first gear train including a first clutch; a second gear train including a second clutch; a third gear train including a third clutch; a fourth gear train including a fourth clutch; a motor including an output shaft; an output gear rotatable with the output shaft; a fifth gear train connected to the first and second clutches; and a sixth gear train connected to the third and fourth clutches. The first clutch engages transmission of a driving force to a first developing unit, the second clutch engages transmission of a driving force to a second developing unit, the third clutch engages transmission of a driving force to a third developing unit, and the fourth clutch engages transmission of a driving force to a fourth developing unit. The fifth and sixth gear trains are connected to the output gear independently from each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2020
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Applicant: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kotaro HARUTA, Hiroshi NAKANO
  • Patent number: D915001
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Azusa Nakano, Hiroshi Sakaya, Tetsuya Hayashi