Patents by Inventor Hiroyuki Yamada

Hiroyuki Yamada 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: 20210296746
    Abstract: A conductive member (61) is disposed near a side of the sealing plate (2) facing the inside of a battery with a first insulating member (10) disposed therebetween. The conductive member (61) has a conductive-member opening portion (61f) at a side facing the electrode assembly. An inserting portion (7b) of a positive electrode terminal (7) is inserted through a third terminal-receiving hole (61c) in the conductive member (61) and connected to the conductive member (61). The conductive-member opening portion (61f) of the conductive member (61) is sealed by a deformation plate (62), and the deformation plate (62) is connected to a first positive-electrode current collector (6a), which is electrically connected to positive electrode plates. The conductive member (61) includes a pressing projection (61e) that projects toward the first insulating member (10) from a portion thereof that faces the first insulating member (10).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2021
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Applicant: SANYO Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ryoichi Wakimoto, Hiroyuki Yamada
  • Publication number: 20210284031
    Abstract: A power control unit mounted in a front space of a vehicle and configured to control power input to a power storage device mounted on the vehicle and power output from the power storage device, includes: a housing; and a plurality of electronic components provided in the housing. Further, the plurality of electronic components includes a class-1 component defined as a target required to suppress exposure from the housing and a class-2 component other than the class-1 component, a protrusion is provided on a part of a side surface of the housing so as to protrude beyond the other parts of the side surface, and the class-2 component is disposed adjacent to the protrusion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2021
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Inventor: Hiroyuki YAMADA
  • Publication number: 20210283556
    Abstract: A semipermeable composite membrane that reduces an environmental load, and a method of producing the semipermeable composite membrane. A semipermeable composite membrane includes, on a porous support, a semipermeable membrane containing a crosslinked polyamide and a cellulose nanofiber. A method of producing the semipermeable composite membrane includes obtaining a mixed solution containing the cellulose nanofiber, water, and an amine component, and obtaining the semipermeable composite membrane by making the mixed solution be in contact with the porous support, thereafter, causing a cross-linking reaction of the amine component in the mixed solution, with the amine component adhering to the porous support.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2019
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Applicants: SHINSHU UNIVERSITY, TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Morinobu ENDO, Toru NOGUCHI, Hiroyuki YAMADA
  • Patent number: 11121440
    Abstract: Provided is an electricity storage device having a high volumetric energy density and high reliability. The electricity storage device includes: an electrode assembly including first and second electrode plates and a separator interposed therebetween; an exterior housing that houses the electrode assembly; a lid that covers an opening of the exterior housing; and electrode terminals that are electrically connected to the electrode assembly and partially protrude from the lid to the outside. The lid has a liquid injection hole for injecting an electrolytic solution into the exterior housing. A tubular member extending from the lid toward the electrode assembly is provided between the outer surface of the lid and the electrode assembly so as to surround an opening of the liquid injection hole. A covering member connected to the tubular member and interposed between the liquid injection hole and the electrode assembly is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: SANYO Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Takabayashi, Hiroyuki Yamada
  • Publication number: 20210268397
    Abstract: Provided is a method of producing an ultrafine bubble-containing liquid containing ultrafine bubbles generated by causing film boiling in a liquid with a heat generation member, including: detaching a solid present at a liquid contact surface of the heat generation member in a form of a microscopic substance by using the film boiling; and generating ultrafine bubbles with the detached microscopic substance as a core.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2021
    Publication date: September 2, 2021
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki Imanaka, Masahiko Kubota, Akitoshi Yamada, Akira Yamamoto, Yumi Yanai, Teruo Ozaki, Toshio Kashino, Hiroyuki Ishinaga
  • Patent number: 11106150
    Abstract: A carrier for forming an electrophotographic image is provided. The carrier includes a core particle comprising a manganese-based ferrite particle having an apparent density of from 2.0 to 2.2 g/cm3 and a magnetization of from 44 to 52 emu/g in a magnetic field of 500 Oe; and a coating layer coating a surface of the core particle. The coating layer contains a carbon black, an inorganic particle A, and an inorganic particle B. The inorganic particle A and the carbon black each have a concentration gradient in a thickness direction of the coating layer. A concentration of the inorganic particle A increases toward a surface of the coating layer, and a concentration of the carbon black decreases toward the surface of the coating layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Masashi Nagayama, Hiroyuki Kishida, Masahiro Seki, Yoshimichi Ishikawa, Saori Yamada
  • Publication number: 20210265706
    Abstract: A battery pack includes a first moving member configured to move in a first accommodating portion following fastening of a first fastening member from an outside of a housing portion, and a first bus bar and a positive electrode output terminal are brought into contact with each other after the first moving member moves, and a second moving member configured to move in a second accommodating portion following fastening of a second fastening member from the outside of the housing portion, and a second bus bar and a negative electrode output terminal are brought into contact with each other after the second moving member moves.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2021
    Publication date: August 26, 2021
    Inventor: Hiroyuki YAMADA
  • Patent number: 11097949
    Abstract: In the present invention, a bis (fluorosulfonyl) imide metal salt is an alkali metal salt of bis (fluorosulfonyl) imide or an alkaline earth metal salt of bis (fluorosulfonyl) imide. The bis (fluorosulfonyl) imide metal salt has an average particle diameter of not less than 0.1 mm, or has an average moisture absorption rate of not more than 2.5 mass ppm/cm2·min when sealed in a PE bag having a thickness of 80 ?m and left for 30 minutes at 23° C. and 65% humidity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignees: MORITA CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES CO., LTD., NIPPON SHOKUBAI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kenji Yamada, Hirotsugu Shimizu, Hiromoto Katsuyama, Hiroyuki Mizuno, Yasunori Okumura, Naohiko Itayama, Yukihiro Fukata, Yuichi Sato, Yasuhiro Higuchi, Takahiro Yamauchi
  • Patent number: 11096395
    Abstract: A food discoloration inhibitor contains, as an effective ingredient, a low molecular weight lignin having a molecular weight peak in a molecular weight range of 4,000 to 9,500 and/or a high molecular weight lignin having a molecular weight peak in a molecular weight range of 10,000 to 40,000, wherein the molecular weight peak is measured at a wavelength of 254 nm by GPC molecular weight analysis using an UV detector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Shigeyuki Funada, Hiroyuki Kurihara, Katsushige Yamada
  • Publication number: 20210242484
    Abstract: Provided are a secondary battery and a battery pack including the secondary battery. A sealing plate has a positive electrode terminal attachment hole. A positive electrode terminal penetrates the positive electrode terminal attachment hole. An external conductive member is connected to a portion of the positive electrode terminal located on the battery outer side with respect to the sealing plate. The conduction path between a positive electrode plate and the positive electrode terminal is provided with a current interrupting mechanism. A first insulating member made of resin is disposed between the sealing plate and the positive electrode terminal. A second insulating member having higher thermal resistance than the first insulating member is disposed between the external conductive member and the sealing plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2021
    Publication date: August 5, 2021
    Applicant: SANYO Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ryoichi Wakimoto, Yohei Muroya, Hiroyuki Yamada
  • Patent number: 11080997
    Abstract: A recommended traveling speed provision program according to one aspect of the present disclosure causes a computer to function as: an acquisition unit configured to acquire, from probe vehicles, pieces of probe information each including information of a time within a predetermined time period and a position of the corresponding probe vehicle at the time; a representative traveling speed calculation unit configured to calculate a representative traveling speed that is a representative value of traveling speeds of the probe vehicles, based on the pieces of probe information acquired by the acquisition unit; a recommended traveling speed calculation unit configured to calculate a recommended traveling speed, based on the representative traveling speed calculated by the representative traveling speed calculation unit; and a provision unit configured to provide the recommended traveling speed calculated by the recommended traveling speed calculation unit to a target vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignees: SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD., HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Yamada, Shoichi Tanada, Shigeki Nishimura, Masataka Tokunaga, Hitoshi Konishi
  • Publication number: 20210235546
    Abstract: There is provided a technique that includes: (a) processing a substrate by executing a processing program stored in a memory; (b) inspecting and determining whether the processing program is infected with a computer virus; and (c) executing at least one interruption program stored in the memory and configured to interrupt the processing program when the processing program is determined to be infected with the computer virus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2020
    Publication date: July 29, 2021
    Applicant: KOKUSAI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroyuki YAMADA, Kazuhide ASAI
  • Patent number: 11063328
    Abstract: A conductive member (61) is disposed near a side of the sealing plate (2) facing the inside of a battery with a first insulating member (10) disposed therebetween. The conductive member (61) has a conductive-member opening portion (61f) at a side facing the electrode assembly. An inserting portion (7b) of a positive electrode terminal (7) is inserted through a third terminal-receiving hole (61c) in the conductive member (61) and connected to the conductive member (61). The conductive-member opening portion (61f) of the conductive member (61) is sealed by a deformation plate (62), and the deformation plate (62) is connected to a first positive-electrode current collector (6a), which is electrically connected to positive electrode plates. The conductive member (61) includes a pressing projection (61e) that projects toward the first insulating member (10) from a portion thereof that faces the first insulating member (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: SANYO Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ryoichi Wakimoto, Hiroyuki Yamada
  • Patent number: 11034374
    Abstract: A steering wheel includes a functional device and a control device, which is electrically connected to the functional device. The functional device includes a functional case, which constitutes a housing of the functional device. The control device includes a control case, which constitutes a housing of the control device. A first connector is partially exposed to an outside of the functional case. A second connector is partially exposed to an outside of the control case. The first connector is coupled to the second connector, so that the functional device is electrically connected to the control device without a harness between the functional case and the control case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: TOYODA GOSEI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshiteru Banno, Norio Umemura, Atsushi Nagata, Naoki Tsukamoto, Norio Mizuno, Hiroyuki Yamada, Kazuhiro Terada, Shun Takeuchi
  • Patent number: 11038071
    Abstract: A solar cell includes: a silicon substrate including a texture structure in a first principal surface; and a first non-crystalline silicon layer formed on the first principal surface of the silicon substrate and including recesses and protrusions reflecting the texture structure. At a valley portion in the recesses and protrusions, the first non-crystalline silicon layer includes, in the stated order: a first epitaxial layer including a crystalline region epitaxially grown on the silicon substrate; a first amorphous layer which is a non-crystalline silicon layer; and a second amorphous layer which is a non-crystalline silicon layer. The density of the first amorphous layer is less than the density of the second amorphous layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Minato Seno, Hiroyuki Yamada
  • Publication number: 20210155168
    Abstract: A garnish includes a heating element, a base member, and a circuit board. The heating element is configured by stacking first and second sheet materials and interposing a heater wire in between. The circuit board includes a power source line and is fixed to a back surface of the base member. The heating element includes a main body portion and an extending portion. The extending portion includes a power source connection portion for connecting the heater wire to the power source line and extends to the back surface of the base member. The main body portion of the heating element is fixed to a laying surface of the base member by fixing the second sheet material to the base member. The heater wire is exposed in the power source connection portion without stacking the second sheet material on the first sheet material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2018
    Publication date: May 27, 2021
    Inventors: Kozo HIROTANI, Hiroyuki YAMADA, Tohoru MATSUNAMI, Hiroaki ANDO, Kimihiro IIMURA, Hideto MAEDA, Tetsuo YASUDA, Akihiro MISAWA, Chiharu TOTANI
  • Patent number: 11018367
    Abstract: Provided are a secondary battery and a battery pack including the secondary battery. A sealing plate has a positive electrode terminal attachment hole. A positive electrode terminal penetrates the positive electrode terminal attachment hole. An external conductive member is connected to a portion of the positive electrode terminal located on the battery outer side with respect to the sealing plate. The conduction path between a positive electrode plate and the positive electrode terminal is provided with a current interrupting mechanism. A first insulating member made of resin is disposed between the sealing plate and the positive electrode terminal. A second insulating member having higher thermal resistance than the first insulating member is disposed between the external conductive member and the sealing plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: SANYO Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ryoichi Wakimoto, Yohei Muroya, Hiroyuki Yamada
  • Patent number: 11011799
    Abstract: A battery pack is disclosed. The battery pack includes one or more battery assemblies and a circuit board connected to the battery assemblies. The battery assembly includes first and second battery cells having the predetermined surfaces overlaid on each other. The first and second battery cells each have battery elements accommodated in a container thereof, and cathode terminals and anode terminals are provided at a same height as the predetermined surfaces at a same side. The cathode terminal and anode terminal of the first battery cell are adjacent respectively to the cathode terminal and anode terminal of the second battery cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tsutomu Aoyama, Hiromasa Iguchi, Hiroyuki Yamada, Takanori Takei
  • Patent number: 11002236
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to supply a high-pressure fuel supply pump capable of holding a spring holding member while reducing the height of the pump body. A high-pressure fuel supply pump is provided with a pump body for forming a pressurizing chamber at an inner wall portion, and a flange portion for fixing the pump body to a high-pressure fuel supply pump mounting portion. The high-pressure fuel supply pump is provided with a cylinder and a spring holding member. The cylinder is inserted into a hole portion of the pump body from a lower side and in which the pressurizing chamber is formed further above an uppermost end surface. The spring holding member has an outer peripheral portion press-fitted and fixed to the pump body and a holding portion holding a spring portion for biasing the pump body between the outer peripheral portion and the inner peripheral portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: HITACHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Atsuji Saito, Satoshi Usui, Minoru Hashida, Masayuki Suganami, Hiroyuki Yamada, Kenichiro Tokuo, Masamichi Yagai, Yuta Saso
  • Patent number: 10961360
    Abstract: A fiber-reinforced resin material includes a thermoplastic resin and a bundle of reinforced fibers arranged in one direction, the thermoplastic resin being a reactive resin. The thermoplastic resin may be an epoxy resin. The reinforced fibers may be carbon fibers. A molded fiber-reinforced resin body is obtained using the fiber-reinforced resin material. The molded fiber-reinforced resin body may be formed by the application of heat and pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: KOMATSU MATERE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yutaka Hayashi, Taketoshi Nakayama, Hiroyuki Yamada, Honami Noda