Patents by Inventor Kaoru Inoue

Kaoru Inoue 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: 11333914
    Abstract: A display device which is an electro-optical device includes a panel including a first substrate, a second substrate, and a liquid crystal layer and having a display region, a transparent region provided inside the display region, and a frame region provided between the transparent region and the display region. A backlight unit is provided below the panel so as not to overlap with the transparent region. A bezel is provided below the backlight unit so as not to overlap with the transparent region. A cover member is provided above the second substrate so as to overlap with the transparent region. Also, a cap film made of a material different from that of the bezel covers at least a lateral side of the backlight unit in the frame region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventors: Kaoru Inoue, Hiromichi Tanaka, Takeshi Kaneki
  • Publication number: 20220137447
    Abstract: A display device capable of suppressing light leakage is provided. The display device includes a panel, a transparent region provided in a display region of the panel, a frame region provided between the transparent region and the display region, a backlight unit, and a bezel. In the frame region, the panel, the backlight unit, and the bezel are adhered by a tape, and the bezel and the tape have a function of blocking visible light.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2022
    Publication date: May 5, 2022
    Applicant: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventor: Kaoru INOUE
  • Patent number: 11296314
    Abstract: A negative electrode material contains composite particles. Each of the composite particles contains a negative electrode active material particle and a film. The negative electrode active material particle contains a silicon oxide phase and a lithium silicate phase. The film covers a surface of the negative electrode active material particle. The film contains an anion-exchange resin. To an ion-exchange group of the anion-exchange resin, a fluoride ion is bound. The content of the anion-exchange resin in the negative electrode material is not higher than 33 mass %.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Ryosuke Ohsawa, Akira Tsujiko, Kaoru Inoue
  • Patent number: 11226509
    Abstract: Performance of a display apparatus is improved. The display apparatus includes: a substrate having a side surface (first side surface); a backlight unit (light supply portion) having a side surface (second side surface); a flexible wiring board having a wiring electrically connected to a terminal (first terminal) and having an insulating film with flexibility covering the wiring; and a double-sided tape. The flexible wiring board is bonded to the side surface of the backlight unit through the double-sided tape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventors: Hirotaka Ito, Kaoru Inoue, Hiromichi Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20210341781
    Abstract: A display device which is an electro-optical device includes a panel including a first substrate, a second substrate, and a liquid crystal layer and having a display region, a transparent region provided inside the display region, and a frame region provided between the transparent region and the display region. A backlight unit is provided below the panel so as not to overlap with the transparent region. A bezel is provided below the backlight unit so as not to overlap with the transparent region. A cover member is provided above the second substrate so as to overlap with the transparent region. Also, a cap film made of a material different from that of the bezel covers at least a lateral side of the backlight unit in the frame region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2021
    Publication date: November 4, 2021
    Applicant: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventors: Kaoru INOUE, Hiromichi TANAKA, Takeshi KANEKI
  • Patent number: 11139464
    Abstract: A first silicon oxide material and a second silicon oxide material are prepared. A dispersion is prepared by dispersing the first silicon oxide material in an aqueous carboxymethylcellulose solution. A negative electrode composite material slurry is prepared by dispersing the second silicon oxide material and a binder in the dispersion. A negative electrode is produced by applying the negative electrode composite material slurry to a surface of a negative electrode current collector and then performing drying. The binder includes no carboxymethylcellulose. The first silicon oxide material has not been pre-doped with lithium. The second silicon oxide material has been pre-doped with lithium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Ryosuke Ohsawa, Akira Tsujiko, Kaoru Inoue
  • Patent number: 11133525
    Abstract: A lithium-ion secondary battery includes at least a negative electrode, a positive electrode, and an electrolyte solution. The negative electrode includes at least negative electrode active material particles. Each of the negative electrode active material particles contains at least a SiOx particle and a Si layer. The Si layer covers a surface of the SiOx particle. The Si layer has a thickness not smaller than 10 nm and not greater than 100 nm. The electrolyte solution contains at least one selected from the group consisting of FEC and VC.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Ryosuke Ohsawa, Keisuke Ohara, Akihiro Taniguchi, Kaoru Inoue
  • Patent number: 11106066
    Abstract: A display device which is an electro-optical device includes a panel including a first substrate, a second substrate, and a liquid crystal layer and having a display region, a transparent region provided inside the display region, and a frame region provided between the transparent region and the display region. A backlight unit is provided below the panel so as not to overlap with the transparent region. A bezel is provided below the backlight unit so as not to overlap with the transparent region. A cover member is provided above the second substrate so as to overlap with the transparent region. Also, a cap film made of a material different from that of the bezel covers at least a lateral side of the backlight unit in the frame region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventors: Kaoru Inoue, Hiromichi Tanaka, Takeshi Kaneki
  • Publication number: 20210249646
    Abstract: A secondary battery module includes a nonaqueous-electrolyte secondary battery and an elastic body, wherein a negative electrode constituting the nonaqueous-electrolyte secondary battery includes a negative-electrode active material layer, the negative-electrode active material layer includes a first layer, and a second layer that is formed on the first layer and has a higher compression modulus than the first layer, a separator constituting the nonaqueous-electrolyte secondary battery has a lower compression modulus than the first layer, the elastic body has a lower compression modulus than the separator, the graphite particles contained in the first layer have a BET specific surface area of 1 to 2.5 m2/g, and the content of Si particles in the first layer is 6 mass % to 13 mass % relative to the total amount of the negative-electrode active material layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2021
    Publication date: August 12, 2021
    Applicants: Panasonic Corporation, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kaoru Inoue, Akihiro Taniguchi, Hideki Sano, Kouhei Tsuzuki, Hiroki Iguchi
  • Publication number: 20210249662
    Abstract: A secondary battery module according to the present embodiment includes a nonaqueous-electrolyte secondary battery and an elastic body, wherein a negative electrode constituting the nonaqueous-electrolyte secondary battery includes a negative-electrode current collector and a negative-electrode active material layer, the negative-electrode active material layer includes a first layer formed on the negative-electrode current collector, and a second layer that is formed on the first layer and has a higher compression modulus than the first layer, a separator constituting the nonaqueous-electrolyte secondary battery has a lower compression modulus than the first layer, the elastic body has a lower compression modulus than the separator, a graphite particles contained in the first layer have a BET specific surface area of 1 to 2.5 m2/g, and the first layer 52a contains 0.01 mass % to 0.4 mass % of a carbon nanotube having one to five graphene sheets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2021
    Publication date: August 12, 2021
    Applicants: Panasonic Corporation, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kaoru Inoue, Akihiro Taniguchi, Hideki Sano, Kouhei Tsuzuki, Hiroki Iguchi
  • Patent number: 11078794
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method of manufacturing an airfoil structure. The airfoil structure includes a plurality of airfoils, a support for supporting the airfoils, and a case for covering the airfoils. Each airfoil includes an airfoil body, and an airflow generator for producing induced airflow by generating plasma. The method includes a process of forming the airflow generator that includes a first electrode forming step of forming a first electrode on the airfoil body, a dielectric layer forming step of forming a dielectric layer on the airfoil body by forming ceramic powder into a film to cover the first electrode through room temperature impact consolidation, and a second electrode forming step of forming a second electrode on a surface of the dielectric layer, such that the second electrode is electrically connected to the first electrode, and an alternating-current voltage is applied to the second electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: IHI Corporation
    Inventors: Norio Asaumi, Nozomi Tanaka, Junya Kouwa, Kaoru Inoue
  • Patent number: 11011744
    Abstract: A non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery includes at least a negative electrode composite material layer. The negative electrode composite material layer includes a negative electrode active material, a conductive material, and a binder. The negative electrode active material includes a silicon oxide material and a graphite material. The negative electrode composite material layer has a BET specific surface area not smaller than 3.5 m2/g and not greater than 5.0 m2/g. In an orthogonal coordinate system having an abscissa representing the elongation of the negative electrode composite material layer and an ordinate representing the electrical resistance of the negative electrode composite material layer, an elongation at a bending point (Cp) in the plot is 12% or higher.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Ryosuke Ohsawa, Akihiro Taniguchi, Kaoru Inoue
  • Patent number: 11011753
    Abstract: A lithium-ion secondary battery includes at least a negative electrode, a positive electrode, and an electrolyte. The negative electrode includes at least a negative electrode active material and a polymer binder. The negative electrode active material includes at least a graphitic material and a silicon oxide material. The amount of acidic functional groups per unit surface area of graphitic material is not lower than 0.017 mmol/m2 and not higher than 0.086 mmol/m2. A polymer binder contains a carboxy group. Polymer binder has a main chain with a length not smaller than 0.53 ?m and not greater than 2.13 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Ryosuke Ohsawa, Keisuke Ohara, Akihiro Taniguchi, Kaoru Inoue
  • Patent number: 10971726
    Abstract: The positive electrode includes a positive electrode composite layer. The negative electrode includes a negative electrode composite material layer. A whole of the positive electrode composite layer and a portion of the negative electrode composite material layer face each other with the separator being interposed therebetween. The negative electrode composite material layer includes a first region and a second region. The first region is a region that does not face the positive electrode composite layer and that extends from a position facing one end portion of the positive electrode composite layer to a point separated from the position by more than or equal to 0.1 mm and less than or equal to 10 mm. The second region is a region other than the first region. The first region includes silicon oxide doped with lithium. The second region includes silicon oxide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Ryosuke Ohsawa, Akira Tsujiko, Kaoru Inoue
  • Patent number: 10923705
    Abstract: A negative electrode active material, a first carbon material, a thickener, and a solvent are mixed to prepare a first dispersion solution. The first dispersion solution and a second carbon material are mixed to prepare a second dispersion solution. The second dispersion solution and a binder are mixed to prepare a negative electrode paint. The negative electrode paint is applied to a surface of a negative electrode current collector and dried to produce a negative electrode for a nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery. The negative electrode active material has a BET specific surface area of 3 m2/g or more and 8 m2/g or less. The first carbon material has a BET specific surface area of 30 m2/g or more and 100 m2/g or less. The second carbon material has a BET specific surface area of 200 m2/g or more and 500 m2/g or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Ryosuke Ohsawa, Kaoru Inoue, Naoto Onodera
  • Publication number: 20210033911
    Abstract: Performance of a display apparatus is improved. The display apparatus includes: a substrate having a side surface (first side surface); a backlight unit (light supply portion) having a side surface (second side surface); a flexible wiring board having a wiring electrically connected to a terminal (first terminal) and having an insulating film with flexibility covering the wiring; and a double-sided tape. The flexible wiring board is bonded to the side surface of the backlight unit through the double-sided tape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2020
    Publication date: February 4, 2021
    Applicant: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventors: Hirotaka ITO, Kaoru INOUE, Hiromichi TANAKA
  • Patent number: 10886569
    Abstract: A non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery includes a negative electrode, a positive electrode, and an electrolyte solution. The electrolyte solution contains at least one selected from the group consisting of ethylene carbonate, fluoroethylene carbonate, and vinylene carbonate. The negative electrode includes a negative electrode mixture layer. The negative electrode mixture layer contains a silicon-containing particle and a graphite particle. In a Log-differential pore volume distribution of the negative electrode mixture layer, the ratio of a Log-differential pore volume at a pore diameter of 2 ?m to a Log-differential pore volume at a pore diameter of 0.2 ?m is within a range of 10.5 to 33.1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Ryosuke Ohsawa, Akira Tsujiko, Kaoru Inoue
  • Patent number: 10858498
    Abstract: An ethylene-vinyl alcohol copolymer resin composition pellet group is provided, which is excellent in long-run processability. The ethylene-vinyl alcohol copolymer resin composition pellet group is a group of pellets of an ethylene-vinyl alcohol copolymer resin composition containing an ethylene-vinyl alcohol copolymer and a divalent metal salt, wherein not greater than 3% of the pellets have a b*-value of not less than 5 after the pellets are heat-treated at 230° C. for 30 minutes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ayano Nakashima, Takamichi Tanabe, Nobuaki Sato, Eisaku Yokoya, Seiichi Honda, Kaoru Inoue
  • Publication number: 20200292871
    Abstract: A display device which is an electro-optical device includes a panel including a first substrate, a second substrate, and a liquid crystal layer and having a display region, a transparent region provided inside the display region, and a frame region provided between the transparent region and the display region. A backlight unit is provided below the panel so as not to overlap with the transparent region. A bezel is provided below the backlight unit so as not to overlap with the transparent region. A cover member is provided above the second substrate so as to overlap with the transparent region. Also, a cap film made of a material different from that of the bezel covers at least a lateral side of the backlight unit in the frame region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2020
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Applicant: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventors: Kaoru INOUE, Hiromichi TANAKA, Takeshi KANEKI
  • Patent number: 10727528
    Abstract: A method of producing a lithium ion secondary battery includes preparing a case in which an electrode group including at least a positive electrode and a negative electrode is accommodated; impregnating a first electrolyte solution into the electrode group, lowering a potential of the negative electrode to a first potential, injecting FEC into a case, and lowering a potential of the negative electrode to a second potential. The negative electrode contains at least graphite and silicon oxide. The first electrolyte solution does not contain FEC. An additive has a reductive decomposition potential of 0.5 V (vs. Li+/Li) or more and 1.5 V (vs. Li+/Li) or less. The first potential is higher than 0.2 V (vs. Li+/Li) and is equal to or lower than the reductive decomposition potential. The second potential is 0.2 V (vs. Li+/Li) or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hiroki Iguchi, Hideaki Fujita, Hideki Sano, Kaoru Inoue