Patents by Inventor Kazuhiko Inoue

Kazuhiko 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).

  • Publication number: 20200220119
    Abstract: A battery having a battery element with an outer package made of a film that includes a first portion having a first bottom wall and a first side wall rising from an outer peripheral end of the first bottom wall over an entire outer peripheral end of the first bottom wall, a second portion having a second bottom wall and a second sidewall rising from an outer peripheral end at least at a part of the outer peripheral end of the second bottom surface, and a joining portion in which outer peripheral portions of the first and second portions are joined when the battery element is between the first and second bottom walls and the first and second portions face each other, wherein the joining portion includes a sidewall joining portion in which the first and second sidewalls are joined and located outside a thickness range of the battery element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Applicant: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Noboru YOSHIDA, Kazuhiko INOUE, Kenichi SHIMURA, Makihiro OTOHATA
  • Publication number: 20200211812
    Abstract: A multiple electron beam irradiation apparatus includes a shaping aperture array substrate to form multiple primary electron beams, a plurality of electrode array substrates stacked each to dispose thereon a plurality of electrodes each arranged at a passage position of each of the multiple primary electron beams, each of the multiple primary electron beams surrounded by an electrode of the plurality of electrodes when each of the multiple primary electron beams passes through the passage position, the first wiring and the second wiring applied with one of different electric potentials, and a stage to mount thereon a target object to be irradiated with the multiple primary electron beams having passed through the plurality of electrode array substrates, wherein, in each of the plurality of electrode array substrates, each of the plurality of electrodes is electrically connected to either one of the first wiring and the second wiring.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2019
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Applicants: NuFlare Technology, Inc., NuFlare Technology America, Inc.
    Inventors: Kazuhiko INOUE, Atsushi Ando, Munehiro Ogasawara, John Hartley
  • Patent number: 10690048
    Abstract: A jig (31) is placed on a cylinder block (11) set in an inverted position, and a crankshaft (5) is lifted upward from a main bearing part (17) and held at a predetermined height position. A lower link (7) temporarily fitted to a crank pin (6) in the previous step is rotated about the crank pin (6) as a center by a robot hand, and held in a predetermined inclined position in which a dividing surface (28) becomes vertical. In this state, a pair of bolts (29) is horizontally fastened from the right and the left by using a nut runner (55).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Mitsuo Touse, Yoshihiro Kobayashi, Shigeru Nakajima, Kazuhiko Takashima, Kazuto Waki, Daisuke Watanabe, Takeshi Chihara, Kousuke Inoue
  • Publication number: 20200176216
    Abstract: Provided is a multiple electron beam inspection apparatus including: an irradiation source irradiating a substrate with multiple electron beams; a stage on which is cable of mounting the substrate; an electromagnetic lens provided between the irradiation source and the stage, the electromagnetic lens generating a lens magnetic field, the multiple electron beams being capable of passing through the lens magnetic field; an electrostatic lens provided in the lens magnetic field, the electrostatic lens including a plurality of through-holes and a plurality of electrodes, the plurality of through-holes having wall surfaces respectively, each of the multiple electron beams being capable of passing through the corresponding each of the plurality of through-holes, each of the plurality of electrodes provided on each of the wall surfaces of the plurality of through-holes, at least one of the through-holes provided apart from a central axis of trajectory of the multiple electron beams having a spiral shape; and a power
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2019
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Applicant: NuFlare Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Kazuhiko INOUE, Atsushi ANDO, Munehiro OGASAWARA
  • Publication number: 20200168430
    Abstract: According to one aspect of the present invention, an electron beam image acquisition apparatus includes a first electrostatic lens group correcting a shift amount of a focus position of the primary electron beam from the reference position on the surface of the substrate occurring according to movement of the stage, and a plurality of variation amounts of the primary electron beam on the surface of the substrate by correcting the shift amount of the focus position of the primary electron beam; and a second electrostatic lens group correcting a plurality of variation amounts of an image of a secondary electron beam being emitted from the substrate by irradiating the substrate with the primary electron beam corrected by the first electrostatic lens group, the secondary electron beam passing through at least one electrostatic lens of the first electrostatic lens group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2019
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Applicant: NuFlare Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Kazuhiko INOUE, Atsushi ANDO
  • Publication number: 20200104980
    Abstract: A multi-electron beam image acquisition apparatus includes a first electrostatic lens and a second electrostatic lens configured to, using one of a table and an approximate expression, dynamically correct the focus position deviation amount deviated from the reference position because of a change of a height position of a surface of a substrate changed along with movement of a stage, and correct one of a rotation change amount and a magnification change amount depending on a focus position deviation amount by interaction; and an image processing circuit configured to, using the one of the table and the approximate expression, correct another of the rotation change amount and the magnification change amount depending on the focus position deviation amount, with respect to a secondary electron image based on a detection signal of multiple secondary electron beams having been detected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2019
    Publication date: April 2, 2020
    Applicant: NuFlare Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Kazuhiko INOUE, Atsushi Ando
  • Patent number: 10569496
    Abstract: Photocatalyst microparticles are provided in a photocatalyst layer coming into contact with a base film, the photocatalyst microparticles are irradiated with ultraviolet rays, and voids are formed in a boundary region between a protective layer and the photocatalyst layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuhiko Kaneuchi, Gakuei Shibata, Tomoyuki Inoue
  • Patent number: 10566660
    Abstract: A film package battery 1 has a battery element (20) having a positive electrode, a negative electrode and a separator that are stacked or wound, wherein, at least at 200° C., the separator does not melt or soften and has a heat shrinkage ratio of 3% or less; a film package (10) enclosing the battery element; and a fixing tape (70) fixed to a part of the battery element and fixed to an inner surface of the film package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuhiko Inoue, Makihiro Otohata, Shinya Sudo
  • Publication number: 20200035996
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to provide an electrode with reduced thermal deterioration even though the electrode has an insulating layer comprising a polyimide. The present invention relates to an electrode comprising a current collector and an electrode mixture layer, wherein the electrode comprises an insulating layer comprising a polyimide and an aromatic compound having an electron donating group and an organic acid group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Applicant: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuhiko INOUE, Shin SERIZAWA
  • Publication number: 20200028199
    Abstract: One of the objects of the present invention is to suppress a short circuit due to metal deposition in an insulating layer in a secondary battery in which a positive electrode and a negative electrode are disposed to face each other via the insulating layer. The secondary battery comprises a battery element including at least one positive electrode 11 and at least one negative electrode 12, and a casing that seals the battery element together with an electrolyte. At least one of the positive electrode 11 and the negative electrode 12 comprises a current collector, an active material layer formed on at least one surface of the current collector, and an insulating layer 112 formed on the surface of the active material layer. The electrolyte comprises an electrolyte component and a crosslinked gelling agent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2018
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Applicant: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Noboru YOSHIDA, Kazuhiko INOUE
  • Publication number: 20200013585
    Abstract: A multiple-electron-beam irradiation apparatus includes a first electrostatic lens, configured using the substrate used as a bias electrode by being applied with a negative potential, a control electrode to which a control potential is applied and a ground electrode to which a ground potential is applied, configured to provide dynamic focusing of the multiple electron beams onto the substrate, in accordance with change of the height position of the surface of the substrate, by generating an electrostatic field, wherein the control electrode is disposed on an upstream side of a maximum magnetic field of the lens magnetic field of the first electromagnetic lens with respect to a direction of a trajectory central axis of the multiple electron beams, and a ground electrode is disposed on an upstream side of the control electrode with respect to the direction of the trajectory central axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2019
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Applicants: NuFlare Technology, Inc., NuFlare Technology America, Inc.
    Inventors: Kazuhiko INOUE, Munehiro OGASAWARA, Steven GOLLADAY
  • Publication number: 20190393465
    Abstract: A purpose of one embodiment of the present invention is to provide a highly safe lithium ion secondary battery comprising a layered lithium nickel composite oxide with high nickel content and a polyethylene terephthalate separator. The first lithium ion secondary battery of the present invention is characterized by comprising a positive electrode comprising a positive electrode mixture layer and an insulation layer, and a separator comprising polyethylene terephthalate, wherein the positive electrode mixture layer comprises a layered lithium nickel composite oxide having a nickel ratio of 60 mol % or more based on metals other than lithium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2018
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Applicant: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Noboru YOSHIDA, Kazuhiko INOUE, Kenichi SHIMURA
  • Patent number: 10507684
    Abstract: A writing implement is provided which is designed to draw lines using capillary action, wherein the width of the line can be freely adjusted while the line is being drawn and it is possible to draw lines of almost the same width at the beginning of the use of the writing implement as at the end of use. A felt-tip pen 1 is provided with an ink reservoir 11, a collector 17, and a core 29 for drawing by capillary action the ink that has been dispensed by the collector 17, dispensing the drawn ink from the tip, and adhering same to a paper surface. Even in repetitive writing, the rate of variability in the width of the lines drawn at the end of use with respect to the width of lines drawn at the beginning of use is 10% or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI PENCIL COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Tooru Nakajima, Yusuke Kobayashi, Kensuke Inoue, Kazuhiko Furukawa
  • Publication number: 20190362928
    Abstract: A multiple-electron-beam-image acquisition apparatus includes an electromagnetic lens to receive and refract multiple electron beams, an aberration corrector, disposed in a magnetic field of the electromagnetic lens, to correct aberration of the multiple electron beams, an aperture-substrate, disposed movably at the upstream of the aberration corrector with respect to an advancing direction of the multiple electron beams, to selectively make an individual beam of the multiple electron beams pass therethrough independently, a movable stage to dispose thereon the aberration corrector, a stage control circuit, using an image caused by the individual beam selectively made to pass, to move the stage to align the position of the aberration corrector to the multiple electron beams having been relatively aligned with the electromagnetic lens, and a detector to detect multiple secondary electron beams emitted because the target object surface is irradiated with multiple electron beams having passed through the aberrat
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2019
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Applicant: NuFlare Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Kazuhiko INOUE, Yoshihiro IZUMI, Hidekazu TAKEKOSHI
  • Publication number: 20190348665
    Abstract: Disclosed is an electrode, comprising: a metal foil; an electrode layer formed on at least one surface of the metal foil; and an insulating layer formed on the electrode layer; wherein boundary portion between the insulating layer and the electrode layer is in a state in which a part of the insulating layer engages into a part of the electrode layer, and Ls/L is 1.25 or more, wherein a reference length of a straight line in a direction in which the metal foil extends is taken as L and a boundary length along boundary between the insulating layer and the electrode layer is taken as Ls.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2017
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Applicant: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shinya SUDO, Kazuhiko INOUE, Noboru YOSHIDA, Makihiro OTOHATA
  • Publication number: 20190250495
    Abstract: A projection optical system that enlarges and projects an image displayed on an image display includes: a first optical system; and a second optical system. The projection optical system is a monofocal lens or a zoom lens. The first optical system and the second optical system are arranged, in order starting with the first optical system, from an enlargement side of the projection optical system. The second optical system forms an intermediate image of the image between the first optical system and the second optical system. The first optical system enlarges and projects the intermediate image. The first optical system includes: a first-A optical system and a first-B optical system in order from the enlargement side; and a reflecting optical element that bends a light path between the first-A optical system and the first-B optical system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2019
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Applicant: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Atsuo Masui, Kazuhiko Inoue, Atsushi Matsuura
  • Patent number: 10333174
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a lithium ion secondary battery comprising a positive electrode having a coating amount per unit area of 50 mg/cm2 or more and an electrode density of 3.3 g/cc or more and a negative electrode having a coating amount per unit area of 24 mg/cm2 or more and an electrode density of 1.5 g/cc or more, a separator having a shrinking ratio of 2% or less by heat treatment at 80° C. for 6 hours, and an electrolyte solution comprising at least one sulfonic acid ester compound, and a ratio of a sulfur content in the central portion (As) and a sulfur content in the edge portion (Bs) of the positive electrode and the negative electrode, in each, is 0.7?As/Bs?1.1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Daisuke Kawasaki, Kenichi Shimura, Noboru Yoshida, Kazuhiko Inoue, Jiro Iriyama
  • Patent number: 10323132
    Abstract: Provided are a copolymer having enough biocompatibility to be used in a medical material application, and a method of forming a crosslinked body, which involves modifying a substrate surface with the copolymer so that the surface may be biocompatible. More specifically, a protein adsorption-suppressing effect and a cell adhesion-suppressing effect, which are features of a phosphorylcholine group, are imparted to the substrate surface. It has been found that the object is achieved by a copolymer containing a phosphorylcholine constitutional unit, a hydrophobic constitutional unit, and a photoreactive constitutional unit at a specific ratio.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignees: NOF Corporation, The University of Tokyo
    Inventors: Kazuhiko Ishihara, Yuuki Inoue, Kyoko Fukazawa, Masaru Matsuda, Satoshi Yamada, Tomozumi Noda
  • Patent number: 10317786
    Abstract: Provided is a projection optical system that is a monofocal lens or a zoom lens that includes a first and a second optical system. The second optical system forms an intermediate image and the first optical system enlarges and projects the intermediate image. The first optical system includes a first-A optical system and a first-B optical system and includes a reflecting optical element. In response to the monofocal lens or the zoom lens, conditional formulas (1) and (2) are satisfied in an infinity in-focus state, 0.18<Ta/Tw<0.4 . . . (1), 1<fa/|fw|<15 . . . (2). In the conditional formulas (1) and (2), Ta is an on-axis distance in the first-A optical system, Tw is an on-axis distance in the projection optical system, fa is a focal length of the first-A optical system, and fw is a focal length of an entirety of the projection optical system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Atsuo Masui, Kazuhiko Inoue, Atsushi Matsuura
  • Publication number: 20190129285
    Abstract: A projection optical system that enlarges an image to be displayed on an image display surface to an angle of view of 70 degrees or more, projects the enlarged image, and includes: a fixed focal length lens that has, in order from an enlargement side, a first optical system and a second optical system on a same optical axis, wherein the second optical system forms an intermediate image of the image, the first optical system enlarges and projects the intermediate image, the projection optical system comprises positive lenses that are positioned on both of the enlargement side and a reduction side of the intermediate image and are adjacent to each other, and following conditional expressions are satisfied: 0.4<Tm1/Tw<0.7 and T12w/Tw<0.2 (2).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2017
    Publication date: May 2, 2019
    Applicant: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Atsuo Masui, Kazuhiko Inoue, Yusuke Imai