Patents by Inventor Kazuaki Tamura

Kazuaki Tamura 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: 20220155580
    Abstract: An optical apparatus having a holding portion and a tubular portion further includes a light source, a light guide which is formed of a medium having a refractive index higher than 1, and an optical converting portion. The light guide has a first light guiding area having an incidence end surface and a second light guiding area having an exit end surface. A diameter of the incidence end surface is larger than a diameter of the exit end surface, and at least a part of the second light guiding area is included in the tubular portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2022
    Publication date: May 19, 2022
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Nobuyoshi ASAOKA, Kazuaki TAMURA
  • Publication number: 20220123296
    Abstract: The nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery according to one embodiment includes a flat wound electrode body in which a positive plate and a negative plate are wound via a separator and characterized in that the positive plate has a positive core and a positive mixed material layer that is formed on both sides of the positive core, the positive mixed material layer includes a lithium metal composite oxide represented by general formula Li1+xMaO2+b (in the formula, x, a, and b satisfy the conditions x+a=1, ?0.2<x?0.2, and ?0.1?b?0.1, and M includes Ni and Co and at least one element selected from the group consisting of Mn and Al), and the positive plate has a flexibility index of 15 to 19. Such a positive plate is capable of having a high packing density while suppressing cracks in the positive mixed material layer and buckling of the positive plate and the negative plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2019
    Publication date: April 21, 2022
    Applicant: SANYO Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Atsutoshi Ako, Yoshifumi Magari, Kazuaki Tamura, Akira Nishida
  • Publication number: 20220109147
    Abstract: A positive electrode plate that has a positive electrode active material layer formed on a positive electrode core, wherein the positive electrode core has, on an edge side, a thick portion which has a thickness that is greater than the thickness of a portion of the positive electrode core that has the positive electrode active material layer formed on both sides, and the positive electrode plate has a first region that extends into the thick portion from the portion of the positive electrode core that has the positive electrode active material layer formed on both sides and a second region that is positioned outside the first region in the thick portion. The average maximum diameter of the metal crystal grains that compose the first region is smaller than those of the second region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 24, 2019
    Publication date: April 7, 2022
    Applicant: SANYO Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuaki Tamura, Yoshifumi Magari, Atsutoshi Ako, Akira Nishida, Kentaro Tsukamoto, Tomoyuki Yamada
  • Publication number: 20220069359
    Abstract: A rectangular secondary battery is provided with: a rectangular exterior body having an opening, a bottom part, a first lateral wall, a second lateral wall, a third lateral wall, and a fourth lateral wall; a sealing plate for sealing the opening; and a flat wound electrode body obtained by winding a positive electrode plate and a negative electrode plate with a separator therebetween, wherein a plurality of the flat wound electrode bodies are arranged in the rectangular exterior body. The flat wound electrode bodies each have: a flat region formed at the center, a first bent region having a bent outer surface and being formed on one end side of the flat region; and a second bent region having a bent outer surface and being formed on the other end side of the flat region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2019
    Publication date: March 3, 2022
    Applicant: SANYO Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tomoyuki Yamada, Naoki Imachi, Daisuke Ikeda, Kazuaki Tamura
  • Publication number: 20220059908
    Abstract: Provided is a secondary battery which can be produced with high efficiency. This secondary battery is provided with: a belt-like positive electrode plate having a plurality of positive electrode tabs; a belt-like negative electrode plate having a plurality of negative electrode tabs; a flat wound electrode body obtained by winding the positive electrode plate and the negative electrode plate with a belt-like separator therebetween; and a positive electrode collector (second positive electrode collector) connected to the plurality of positive electrode tabs. The plurality of positive electrode tabs in a state of being laminated are joined to the positive electrode collector (second positive electrode collector). Identification parts are formed on some positive electrode tabs of the plurality of positive electrode tabs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2019
    Publication date: February 24, 2022
    Applicant: SANYO Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tomoyuki Yamada, Naoki Imachi, Daisuke Ikeda, Kazuaki Tamura
  • Publication number: 20220059911
    Abstract: A secondary battery provided with: a belt-like positive electrode plate having a plurality of positive electrode tabs; and a positive electrode current collector which is connected so that the plurality of positive electrode tabs are stacked, wherein the positive electrode plate has a positive electrode core body and a positive electrode active material layer formed on the positive electrode core bodies. At one edge side of the positive electrode plate where the plurality of positive electrode tabs are provided, one surface of the positive electrode core body has formed thereon a first protrusion that protrudes from said surface of the positive electrode core body in the thickness direction of the positive electrode core body, whereas the other surface of the positive electrode core body has no protrusion formed to protrude from said other surface of the positive electrode core body in the thickness direction of the positive electrode core body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2019
    Publication date: February 24, 2022
    Applicant: SANYO Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuaki Tamura, Yoshifumi Magari, Atsutoshi Ako, Akira Nishida, Kentaro Tsukamoto, Tomoyuki Yamada
  • Publication number: 20220021001
    Abstract: Provided are a highly reliable electrode plate and a secondary battery using the electrode plate. A positive electrode plate, which is for a secondary battery, has a positive electrode core body and a positive electrode active material layer formed on the positive electrode core body. The positive electrode core body has, at an end thereof, a thick part having a thickness larger than that of the center area of the positive electrode core body. The thick part includes a first projection that projects from one surface of the positive electrode core body in the thickness direction of the positive electrode core body. The positive electrode core body is formed of an aluminum alloy which contains 0.5-2.0 mass % of Mn.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2019
    Publication date: January 20, 2022
    Applicant: SANYO Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuaki Tamura, Yoshifumi Magari, Atsutoshi Ako, Akira Nishida, Kentaro Tsukamoto, Tomoyuki Yamada
  • Patent number: 11147439
    Abstract: A light source device includes a detector that detects a remaining capacity, and a prediction calculation circuit that calculates a capacity consumption predictive value indicating a ratio of consuming a capacity of a supply source within a predetermined period of time in each illumination mode. The light source device further includes a capability calculation circuit that calculates a driving capability of the supply source corresponding to each of the illumination modes, based on the remaining capacity and the capacity consumption predictive value; and a reporting unit that reports the driving capability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuaki Tamura, Masahiro Nishio
  • Publication number: 20210137373
    Abstract: The endoscope system includes: a laser diode for an endoscope that emits illumination light whose amount can be controlled; an image pickup device that outputs an image pickup signal of an image obtained by receiving reflected light of the illumination light; a photodiode that receives a part of the illumination light of the laser diode; a thermistor that detects a temperature of the laser diode; a thermistor that detects a temperature of the photodiode; a detection light amount temperature correction circuit that corrects an amount of light received by the photodiode based on the temperature of the photodiode; and a laser diode control circuit that controls driving of the laser diode so that an amount of the illumination light becomes a set value based on a corrected amount of received light corrected by the detection light amount temperature correction circuit and the temperature of the laser diode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2020
    Publication date: May 13, 2021
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kazuaki TAMURA
  • Patent number: 10849487
    Abstract: An illumination unit includes a light guide to guide primary light, a conversion member to convert the primary light into secondary light, and a holder holding an exit end of the light guide and the conversion member. The holder includes an entrance portion that the primary light enters, an exit portion to emit illumination light including the secondary light, and a fixing portion fixing the conversion member between the entrance portion and the exit portion in a direction of a central axis of the primary light. The fixing portion is arranged in a planar region perpendicular to the central axis of the primary light and on an inner peripheral face of the holder. The conversion member is in contact with the fixing portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuaki Tamura, Satoshi Ohara
  • Patent number: 10835103
    Abstract: An endoscope illumination apparatus includes a light convertor including first and second light conversion members that receive primary light emitted from a primary light source and convert at least one of the optical properties of the primary light, a detector that receives at least part of first light conversion light converted by the first light conversion member as detection light, and outputs a detection signal corresponding to a quantity of the detection light, and an operation estimation circuit that estimates, based on an amount of change in the detection signal output from the detector, whether any one of the first and second light conversion members is in an abnormal operation or both of the first and second light conversion members are in an abnormal operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuaki Tamura, Masahiro Nishio
  • Patent number: 10624534
    Abstract: A light source device includes a primary light source that emits primary light, a light guide that guides the primary light, an optical conversion unit that converts the primary light emitted from the light guide and having a first light distribution angle into secondary light having a second light distribution angle and emits the secondary light, and a light distribution adjustment unit that adjusts the secondary light to illumination light having a third light distribution angle and emits the illumination light. The light distribution adjustment unit and the optical conversion unit slide each other. The light distribution adjustment unit allows a light distribution adjustment amount for adjusting the second light distribution angle of the secondary light to adjust to the third light distribution angle of the illumination light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuaki Tamura, Masahiro Nishio
  • Publication number: 20200085288
    Abstract: An illumination unit includes a light guide to guide primary light, a conversion member to convert the primary light into secondary light, and a holder holding an exit end of the light guide and the conversion member. The holder includes an entrance portion that the primary light enters, an exit portion to emit illumination light including the secondary light, and a fixing portion fixing the conversion member between the entrance portion and the exit portion in a direction of a central axis of the primary light. The fixing portion is arranged in a planar region perpendicular to the central axis of the primary light and on an inner peripheral face of the holder. The conversion member is in contact with the fixing portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2019
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuaki TAMURA, Satoshi OHARA
  • Patent number: 10582842
    Abstract: A light source apparatus irradiates an observation target with first light in a wavelength region which does not include a wavelength region where an absorption peak of a target substance included in the observation target is present and second light in a wavelength region where the absorption peak is present. An image acquiring circuit includes an emphasized image information generating circuit which generates emphasized image information on the basis of first image information acquired by an imaging apparatus when the observation target is irradiated with the first light and second image information acquired by the imaging apparatus when the observation target is irradiated with the second light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuaki Tamura, Takeshi Ito
  • Patent number: D958224
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masahisa Tamura, Katsuhiro Inoue, Kunihiko Sasaki, Shigehiro Torii, Toshinori Yamazaki, Toru Matsumoto, Kazuaki Yamana, Masayasu Shigematsu
  • Patent number: D958225
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masahisa Tamura, Katsuhiro Inoue, Kunihiko Sasaki, Shigehiro Torii, Toshinori Yamazaki, Toru Matsumoto, Kazuaki Yamana, Masayasu Shigematsu
  • Patent number: D958226
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masahisa Tamura, Katsuhiro Inoue, Kunihiko Sasaki, Shigehiro Torii, Toshinori Yamazaki, Toru Matsumoto, Kazuaki Yamana, Masayasu Shigematsu
  • Patent number: D958227
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masahisa Tamura, Katsuhiro Inoue, Kunihiko Sasaki, Shigehiro Torii, Toshinori Yamazaki, Toru Matsumoto, Kazuaki Yamana, Masayasu Shigematsu
  • Patent number: D958869
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masahisa Tamura, Katsuhiro Inoue, Kunihiko Sasaki, Shigehiro Torii, Toshinori Yamazaki, Toru Matsumoto, Kazuaki Yamana, Masayasu Shigematsu
  • Patent number: D963732
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masahisa Tamura, Katsuhiro Inoue, Kunihiko Sasaki, Shigehiro Torii, Toshinori Yamazaki, Toru Matsumoto, Kazuaki Yamana, Masayasu Shigematsu