Patents by Inventor Katsuaki Odagi

Katsuaki Odagi 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: 11402297
    Abstract: A wear detection method and system for a linear actuator such as a pneumatic cylinder, a hydraulic cylinder, an electric cylinder or the like. A physical amount detection sensor 9 is mounted on a linear actuator in which a push-pull member connected to a rod 2 pushes and pulls a pressure-receiving object while applying a lateral load in a direction different from the linear movement direction. An external force that is generated between a tube and the mounting member when the pressure-receiving object is pushed and pulled is detected by the physical amount detection sensor 9 and compared with standard external force data, which was detected in a state without abnormalities and stored in a computation/storage/determination processing device 10, to computationally determine whether the linear actuator is in a normal state or an abnormal state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: SINTOKOGIO, LTD.
    Inventors: Masahiko Nagasaka, Hiroyasu Makino, Katsuaki Odagi, Tomoyuki Yokomae
  • Publication number: 20220077528
    Abstract: A photocurable composition includes a compound having one (meth)acryloyl group in one molecule and not having a urethane bond and a photoradical polymerization initiator as essential components, and further includes a compound having one (meth)acryloyl group in one molecule and not having a urethane bond, a compound having a (meth)acryloyl group and a urethane bond, and a compound having another ethylenically unsaturated group as optional components, in which a viscosity of the photocurable composition at 25° C. is 1 Pa·s to 100 Pa·s. The photocurable composition is a material for forming a resin layer on at least a part of a side surface of a laminated electrode body in an all-solid-state battery.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2021
    Publication date: March 10, 2022
    Inventors: Masato ONO, Kazuhito KATO, Keiichi MINAMI, Katsuaki ODAGI, Kazumasa INATA, Yousuke KOIDE
  • Publication number: 20210313625
    Abstract: An all-solid-state battery, wherein on a first side surface of an all-solid-state battery laminate, a first electrode current collector layer includes a first electrode current collector protruding part, which protrudes in a surface direction, and a second electrode current collector layer includes a second electrode current collector protruding part, which protrudes in a surface direction, a surface direction area of a second electrode-solid electrolyte laminate is larger than a surface direction area of a first electrode laminate, the first electrode laminate is laminated on the inside of the second electrode-solid electrolyte laminate when viewed from the lamination direction, and on the first side surface, an edge of the second electrode-solid electrolyte laminate in the surface direction is at least partially covered with a resin layer so that the first electrode current collector protruding part does not directly contact the edge in the surface direction of the second electrode-solid electrolyte laminat
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2021
    Publication date: October 7, 2021
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kazuhito KATO, Shinji Kojima, Hiroshi Fujiwara, Katsuaki Odagi
  • Publication number: 20210296689
    Abstract: An all-solid-state battery includes a case, a battery element, and a restraint component. The case accommodates the battery element. The battery element includes an electrode part and a resin part. The resin part covers at least a part of a side face of the electrode part. The restraint component applies a first pressure to the electrode part. The restraint component applies a second pressure to the resin part. The ratio of the second pressure to the first pressure is from 1.5 to 18.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2021
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Inventors: Motoshi Isono, Masato Ono, Keiichi Minami, Kazuhito Kato, Katsuaki Odagi
  • Patent number: 11088397
    Abstract: [SUMMARY] [OBJECT] To provide an all-solid-state battery in which the occurrence of short-circuiting can be prevented and in which damage to the electrode can be prevented, and a method for producing the all-solid-state battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kazuhito Kato, Shinji Kojima, Hiroshi Fujiwara, Katsuaki Odagi
  • Patent number: 10953351
    Abstract: A continuous bubble removal method includes: preparing a main container, a basic pressurization container that connects to the main container and holds a basic operating liquid, and a basic movable portion that is displaceably attached to the basic pressurization container; flowing target liquid through the main container, the liquid including a bubble; and iteratively decreasing and increasing a volume of the bubble by iteratively pressurizing and depressurizing the target liquid from a region via the basic operating liquid by displacing, in a reciprocating manner, the basic movable portion, the region being surrounded by a basic connecting portion of the basic pressurization container that is closer to the main container than the basic supporting portion, wherein an opening area of the basic supporting portion is larger than an opening area of the basic connecting portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignees: NAGOYA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, SINTOKOGIO, LTD.
    Inventors: Shuichi Iwata, Katsuaki Odagi, Yoshihisa Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10799941
    Abstract: [Problem] To provide a method and device that automatically detects misalignment during flask mating in an automatic flask mating device for molding flasks for casting. [Solution] In an automatic flask mating device, an external force applied to a cope with a cope molding flask M1 during flask mating is detected by means of a physical quantity detection sensor 60, quantified by a computation/storage/determination processing device 61, and then compared with a numerical value at a normal time for determination to thereby determine whether the flask mating has normally completed and detect flask mating misalignment. A force sensor is preferably used as the physical quantity detection sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: SINTOKOGIO, LTD.
    Inventors: Masahiko Nagasaka, Hiroyasu Makino, Katsuaki Odagi
  • Publication number: 20190348717
    Abstract: [OBJECT] To provide an all-solid-state battery in which the occurrence of short-circuiting can be prevented and in which damage to the electrode can be prevented, and a method for producing the all-solid-state battery.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2019
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kazuhito Kato, Shinji Kojima, Hiroshi Fujiwara, Katsuaki Odagi
  • Publication number: 20190255795
    Abstract: To provide a pressure granulation machine that is not equipped with a mechanism for extruding products, that has a simple structure to reclaim products, and that has a high degree of cleanliness. The pressure granulation machine 1 manufactures molded products 120 by granulating material 110 by compressing it by means of a pair of pressing rolls, which rotate. It comprises a first pressing roll 10 of the pair of the pressing rolls, on the outer surface 16 of which concavities 12 for molding are formed, a second pressing roll 20 of the pair of the pressing rolls that rotates faster than the first pressing roll does, and a first suctioning device 50 that suctions the molded products that have been formed by granulating the material by pressing it in the concavities for molding to rip off the molded products from the concavities for molding.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2017
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Applicant: SINTOKOGIO, LTD.
    Inventor: Katsuaki ODAGI
  • Publication number: 20190224590
    Abstract: A continuous bubble removal method includes: preparing a main container, a basic pressurization container that connects to the main container and holds a basic operating liquid, and a basic movable portion that is displaceably attached to the basic pressurization container; flowing target liquid through the main container, the liquid including a bubble; and iteratively decreasing and increasing a volume of the bubble by iteratively pressurizing and depressurizing the target liquid from a region via the basic operating liquid by displacing, in a reciprocating manner, the basic movable portion the region being surrounded by a basic connecting portion of the basic pressurization container that is closer to the main container than the basic supporting portion, wherein an opening area of the basic supporting portion is larger than an opening area of the basic connecting portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2017
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Applicants: NAGOYA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, SINTOKOGIO, LTD.
    Inventors: Shuichi IWATA, Katsuaki ODAGI, Yoshihisa SUZUKI
  • Publication number: 20190195732
    Abstract: A wear detection method and system for a linear actuator such as a pneumatic cylinder, a hydraulic cylinder, an electric cylinder or the like. A physical amount detection sensor 9 is mounted on a linear actuator in which a push-pull member connected to a rod 2 pushes and pulls a pressure-receiving object while applying a lateral load in a direction different from the linear movement direction. An external force that is generated between a tube and the mounting member when the pressure-receiving object is pushed and pulled is detected by the physical amount detection sensor 9 and compared with standard external force data, which was detected in a state without abnormalities and stored in a computation/storage/determination processing device 10, to computationally determine whether the linear actuator is in a normal state or an abnormal state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Applicant: SINTOKOGIO, LTD.
    Inventors: Masahiko NAGASAKA, Hiroyasu MAKINO, Katsuaki ODAGI, Tomoyuki YOKOMAE
  • Publication number: 20190176223
    Abstract: [Problem] To provide a method and device that automatically detects misalignment during flask mating in an automatic flask mating device for molding flasks for casting. [Solution] In an automatic flask mating device, an external force applied to a cope with a cope molding flask M1 during flask mating is detected by means of a physical quantity detection sensor 60, quantified by a computation/storage/determination processing device 61, and then compared with a numerical value at a normal time for determination to thereby determine whether the flask mating has normally completed and detect flask mating misalignment. A force sensor is preferably used as the physical quantity detection sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2018
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Applicant: SINTOKOGIO, LTD.
    Inventors: Masahiko NAGASAKA, Hiroyasu MAKINO, Katsuaki ODAGI
  • Patent number: 10086344
    Abstract: A tank apparatus and a system for dispersing by circulating a mixture that prevents powdery additives from adhering to an inner face of a tank from scattering in the tank, from drifting on the surface of a liquid, and from agglutinating, are presented. The tank apparatus that stores a raw material that is slurry or liquid and supplies powdery additives to the raw material to mix them with the raw material comprises a tank for storing the raw material and a screw-type device for supplying powdery additives that is integral with the tank and supplies the powdery additives to the raw material in the tank, wherein a tip of a part for supplying powdery additives of the screw-type device for supplying powdery additives is inserted into the mixture in the tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: SINTOKOGIO, LTD.
    Inventors: Yuu Ishida, Yutaka Hagata, Masaya Hotta, Katsuaki Odagi
  • Publication number: 20170333854
    Abstract: A dispersing device is provided by which a dispersion with a high yield and a proper dispersing process can be carried out. The dispersing device causes a mixture of a slurry or a liquid to flow by centrifugal force toward an outer circumference between a rotor and a stator. It comprises a container, a cover assembly that closes an upper opening of the container, a stator that is fixed under the cover assembly, a rotor that is disposed to face a lower surface of the stator, and an assembly for supplying the mixture that stores an unprocessed mixture to be supplied to a gap between the rotor and the stator. The assembly for supplying the mixture has a body, a first member for injecting the mixture, and a second member for injecting the mixture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2015
    Publication date: November 23, 2017
    Applicant: SINTOKOGIO, LTD
    Inventors: Yuu ISHIDA, Katsuaki ODAGI, Koji KAJITA, Yutaka HAGATA
  • Patent number: 9630155
    Abstract: A system and a method for dispersing by circulating a mixture that simplifies the structure of the part for sealing a shaft of a dispersing device and lengthens the life of the device are provided. The system for dispersing by circulating a slurry or liquid mixture to disperse substances in the mixture comprises a rotating and continuously dispersing device that disperses the mixture, a tank that is connected to an outlet of the dispersing device, a circulating pump that circulates the mixture, and a piping that in series connects the dispersing device, the tank, and the circulating pump. In the dispersing device the outflow of the mixture is greater than the inflow so that an amount of the mixture in the dispersing device is maintained at a level where a part for sealing a shaft that is provided inside the dispersing device is not immersed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: SINTOKOGIO, LTD.
    Inventors: Masaya Hotta, Yutaka Hagata, Yuu Ishida, Katsuaki Odagi
  • Patent number: 9387498
    Abstract: The present invention provides a disperser that gives a local dispersing effect and a homogenous dispersing effect and that achieves a more efficient dispersion. The shearing disperser comprising a rotor and an opposing member that is opposite the rotor, wherein the disperser disperses a slurry or liquid mixture by allowing the mixture to pass through the disperser and outwardly between the rotor and the opposing member by centrifugal force, and wherein the disperser further comprises a plurality of gaps that are provided between the rotor and the opposing member and lead the mixture outwardly; and a buffering space that is provided to connect an outermost gap to a gap located in a position inward from the outermost gap and that retains the mixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: SINTOKOGIO LTD.
    Inventors: Yutaka Hagata, Masaya Hotta, Yuu Ishida, Katsuaki Odagi
  • Patent number: 9101891
    Abstract: The present invention is to provide a circulating-type dispersing system (1) and method for uniformly, effectively, and repeatedly dispersing a large amount of a mixture, and to thereby obtain a processed mixture in a short time. The circulating-type dispersing system (1) for circulating and dispersing a slurry or liquid mixture comprises a device (3) for continuously dispersing the mixture, a first tank (4) connected to an outlet of the device (3) for continuously dispersing, a second tank (5) connected to an inlet of the device (3) for continuously dispersing, piping (6) that connects the device (3) for continuously dispersing, the first tank (4) and the second tank (5) in series and formed as a circle, and an adjusting valve (7) provided on the piping (6) between the first tank (4) and the second tank (5) for adjusting the levels of the mixture in the first and second tanks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: SINTOKOGIO, LTD.
    Inventor: Katsuaki Odagi
  • Patent number: 8801421
    Abstract: A method for forming tablets using a roll press type apparatus for forming powdery material. The apparatus comprises two rolls for compressing tablets, wherein the rolls have a cylindrical shape and are arranged in the same direction, and can rotate toward their inner sides. When only one of the rolls has the plurality of cavities for forming tablets that are disposed on its outer surface, the speeds of their outer surfaces are controlled so that the speed of the roll that has the plurality of cavities on its outer surface is slower than that of the roll that has no cavity. Further, when both rolls have the plurality of cavities forming tablets that are disposed on their outer surfaces, the speeds of their outer surfaces are controlled so that the speeds of the rolls differ. Consequently, tablets that have a high dimensional accuracy and no burrs formed around them can be produced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Sintokogio, Ltd.
    Inventors: Katsuaki Odagi, Seiji Fukunaga
  • Publication number: 20130315030
    Abstract: A tank apparatus and a system for dispersing by circulating a mixture that prevents powdery additives from adhering to an inner face of a tank from scattering in the tank, from drifting on the surface of a liquid, and from agglutinating, are presented. The tank apparatus that stores a raw material that is slurry or liquid and supplies powdery additives to the raw material to mix them with the raw material comprises a tank for storing the raw material and a screw-type device for supplying powdery additives that is integral with the tank and supplies the powdery additives to the raw material in the tank, wherein a tip of a part for supplying powdery additives of the screw-type device for supplying powdery additives is inserted into the mixture in the tank.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2011
    Publication date: November 28, 2013
    Inventors: Yuu Ishida, Yutaka Hagata, Masaya Hotta, Katsuaki Odagi
  • Publication number: 20130194888
    Abstract: A system and a method for dispersing by circulating a mixture that simplifies the structure of the part for sealing a shaft of a dispersing device and lengthens the life of the device are provided. The system for dispersing by circulating a slurry or liquid mixture to disperse substances in the mixture comprises a rotating and continuously dispersing device that disperses the mixture, a tank that is connected to an outlet of the dispersing device, a circulating pump that circulates the mixture, and a piping that in series connects the dispersing device, the tank, and the circulating pump. In the dispersing device the outflow of the mixture is greater than the inflow so that an amount of the mixture in the dispersing device is maintained at a level where a part for sealing a shaft that is provided inside the dispersing device is not immersed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2010
    Publication date: August 1, 2013
    Inventors: Masaya Hotta, Yutaka Hagata, Yuu Ishida, Katsuaki Odagi