Patents by Inventor Kazuhiro Iida

Kazuhiro Iida 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: 20200020986
    Abstract: A nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery according to one embodiment of the present disclosure comprises a positive electrode having a positive electrode active substance layer, a negative electrode having a negative electrode active substance layer, and a nonaqueous electrolyte. The nonaqueous electrolyte contains a sulfonylimide salt and a nonaqueous solvent containing a fluorinated chain carboxylic acid ester represented by a general formula. The fluorinated chain carboxylic acid ester content of the nonaqueous solvent is 80 vol % or greater and the sulfonylimide salt content is 2.4 mol or greater with respect to 1 L of the nonaqueous solvent. (In the formula, R1 and R2 are any one of H, F, and CH3-xFx (where x is 1, 2 or 3), and can be the same or different. R3 is a C1-C3 alkyl group and can contain F.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2019
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Applicant: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasuko Hirayama, Naoya Morisawa, Takanobu Chiga, Kazuhiro Iida, Atsushi Fukui
  • Publication number: 20190348716
    Abstract: A non-aqueous electrolyte secondary cell provided with: a positive electrode that has a positive electrode active material; a negative electrode; and a non-aqueous electrolyte. The positive electrode active material contains a lithium composite oxide containing Ni, and the non-aqueous electrolyte contains a non-aqueous solvent containing a fluorinated chain carboxylic acid ester and an organochlorine compound. The organochlorine compound is represented by general formula CF3CH2CO-CClR1R2 (where in the formula. R1 and R2 are respectively independent, and are selected from a hydrogen, a halogen, a C1-2 alkyl group, or a C1-2 halogenated alkyl group).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2019
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Applicant: PANASONIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Iida, Takanobu Chiga, Naoya Morisawa, Atsushi Fukui
  • Publication number: 20190312262
    Abstract: A nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery including a positive electrode containing a positive electrode mixture, a negative electrode, and a nonaqueous electrolyte containing a nonaqueous solvent and a lithium salt dissolved in the nonaqueous solvent. The positive electrode mixture contains a positive electrode active material and a phosphate salt, the positive electrode active material contains a lithium-nickel composite oxide represented by formula (1): LixNi1-yM1yO2 (in the formula, 0.9?x?1.1, 0?y?0.7, and M1 is at least one element selected from the group consisting of Co, Mn, Fe, Ti, Al, Mg, Ca, Sr, Zn, Y, Yb, Nb, Cr, V, Zr, Mo, W, Cu, In, Sn, and As), and the nonaqueous solvent contains a trifluoropropionate ester represented by formula (2): F3C—CH2—CO—O—R1 (in the formula, R1 is a C1-3 alkyl group).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2019
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Applicant: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Naoya Morisawa, Takanobu Chiga, Kazuhiro Iida, Atsushi Fukui
  • Publication number: 20190221889
    Abstract: A nonaqueous electrolyte includes a lithium salt, a trifluoropropionate ester of the formula (1), and a fluorinated carboxylate ester of the formula (2). The amount of (1) is not less than 10 mass % of the nonaqueous electrolyte. In the formulae, R1 is a C1-3 alkyl group, one or two of X1 to X4 are fluorine atoms, R2 is a hydrogen atom, a C1-3 alkyl group or a fluorinated C1-3 alkyl group, and R3 is a C1-3 alkyl group or a fluorinated C1-3 alkyl group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Applicant: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Takanobu Chiga, Naoya Morisawa, Kazuhiro Iida, Atsushi Fukui
  • Patent number: 9677639
    Abstract: A bidirectional shock absorber includes a cylinder housing including a liquid chamber, a shock-absorbing mechanism located inside the liquid chamber and supported by a rod sticking out of the cylinder housing. The shock-absorbing mechanism includes a pair of pistons located in the liquid chamber and attached to the rod on the respective sides of a liquid storage chamber constituting an accumulator, resistance paths formed between an outer circumferential surface of the pistons and an inner circumferential surface of a piston chamber, to apply flow resistance to the liquid, and unidirectional flow paths formed along the respective pistons and configured to block the liquid flow toward the liquid storage chamber when the corresponding piston is pressed toward the piston chamber, but to permit the liquid to flow in the opposite direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: SMC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Eiko Miyasato, Youji Takakuwa, Kodai Yoshinaga, Tsuyoshi Mita, Kouichi Matsuzaki, Toshio Minakuchi, Kazuhiro Iida, Junya Kaneko
  • Patent number: 9436151
    Abstract: An electrophotographic device member can be configured as a roll member 1, a blade member 2, a belt member 3 or the like, and a modified rubber elastic body 12 is used as a material for a portion including the surfaces of the respective members. The modified rubber elastic body 12 has a rubber elastic body 121 having rubber elasticity and a surface-treated layer 122 composed of a cured product of photocurable composition impregnated into the rubber elastic body 121 from the surface thereof. The photocurable composition is configured to include a (meth)acryl monomer, a photopolymerizable polymer having a silicone group and/or a fluorine-containing group and a (meth)acryloyl group in a molecule, and a photopolymerization initiator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: SUMITOMO RIKO COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Yosuke Hayashi, Shuichi Egawa, Keiichi Inoue, Kazushi Yamaguchi, Kazuhiro Iida, Kentaro Imai, Masanori Ishida
  • Patent number: 9150101
    Abstract: A fuel-cell vehicle includes a vehicle body provided with a vehicle body frame, a fuel cell that is disposed in an inside space of a vehicle body frame and generates electric power using hydrogen as fuel, a fuel tank including a tank main body storing hydrogen fuel to be supplied to the fuel cell and a tank valve, an engine that generates a drive force for a vehicle with the electric power from the fuel cell, and at least one casing that accommodates a required vehicle component and is formed into a box shape with high rigidity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignee: SUZUKI MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kazuhiro Iida
  • Publication number: 20150248101
    Abstract: An electrophotographic device member can be configured as a roll member 1, a blade member 2, a belt member 3 or the like, and a modified rubber elastic body 12 is used as a material for a portion including the surfaces of the respective members. The modified rubber elastic body 12 has a rubber elastic body 121 having rubber elasticity and a surface-treated layer 122 composed of a cured product of photocurable composition impregnated into the rubber elastic body 121 from the surface thereof. The photocurable composition is configured to include a (meth)acryl monomer, a photopolymerizable polymer having a silicone group and/or a fluorine-containing group and a (meth)acryloyl group in a molecule, and a photopolymerization initiator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2015
    Publication date: September 3, 2015
    Applicant: SUMITOMO RIKO COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Yosuke Hayashi, Shuichi Egawa, Keiichi Inoue, Kazushi Yamaguchi, Kazuhiro Iida, Kentaro Imai, Masanori Ishida
  • Publication number: 20150152934
    Abstract: A bidirectional shock absorber includes a cylinder housing including a liquid chamber, a shock-absorbing mechanism located inside the liquid chamber and supported by a rod sticking out of the cylinder housing. The shock-absorbing mechanism includes a pair of pistons located in the liquid chamber and attached to the rod on the respective sides of a liquid storage chamber constituting an accumulator, resistance paths formed between an outer circumferential surface of the pistons and an inner circumferential surface of a piston chamber, to apply flow resistance to the liquid, and unidirectional flow paths formed along the respective pistons and configured to block the liquid flow toward the liquid storage chamber when the corresponding piston is pressed toward the piston chamber, but to permit the liquid to flow in the opposite direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2013
    Publication date: June 4, 2015
    Applicant: SMC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Eiko Miyasato, Youji Takakuwa, Kodai Yoshinaga, Tsuyoshi Mita, Kouichi Matsuzaki, Toshio Minakuchi, Kazuhiro Iida, Junya Kaneko
  • Patent number: 8997912
    Abstract: Disclosed is an electric motorcycle provided with: an electric motor (M) for driving a rear wheel (110) which is a drive wheel; a battery (B) for supplying power to the electric motor (M); and a controller unit (130) for performing drive control of the electric motor (M). The electric motorcycle is of the scooter type in which a footrest section is constructed between the front wheel (105) and the rear wheel (110), and is provided with a controller housing compartment (129) disposed in the footrest section so as to be downwardly recessed. An opening (131) is formed in the bottom of the controller housing compartment (129), and a cooling fin (130c) is provided in the bottom surface of the controller unit (130) in a state in which the cooling fin (130c) is housed in the controller housing compartment (129) and downwardly protrudes from the opening (131) to face the outside. As a result, the controller unit (130) is directly and efficiently cooled by airflow produced during travel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Suzuki Motor Corporation
    Inventors: Osamu Hakamata, Akinori Honma, Kazuhiro Iida, Takeshi Nagao
  • Publication number: 20140353061
    Abstract: A fuel-cell vehicle includes a vehicle body provided with a vehicle body frame, a fuel cell that is disposed in an inside space of a vehicle body frame and generates electric power using hydrogen as fuel, a fuel tank including a tank main body storing hydrogen fuel to be supplied to the fuel cell and a tank valve, an engine that generates a drive force for a vehicle with the electric power from the fuel cell, and at least one casing that accommodates a required vehicle component and is formed into a box shape with high rigidity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Applicant: SUZUKI MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kazuhiro IIDA
  • Patent number: 8485299
    Abstract: A motorcycle includes a fuel tank that stores fuel, a fuel filling joint hydraulically connected to the fuel tank, a first pressure reducing valve hydraulically connected to the fuel tank to reduce pressure of the fuel to first pressure, a second pressure reducing valve hydraulically connected to the first pressure reducing valve to reduce the pressure of the fuel to second pressure, a fuel cell unit hydraulically connected to the second pressure reducing valve to generate electric power via reaction of the fuel and an oxidizing agent, a high-pressure side structure that supports the fuel tank, the joint, and the first pressure reducing valve while keeping relative arrangement thereof, a low-pressure side structure that supports the second pressure reducing valve and the fuel cell unit while keeping relative arrangement thereof, and a main structure that detachably fixes the high-pressure side structure and the low-pressure side structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: Suzuki Motor Corporation
    Inventor: Kazuhiro Iida
  • Publication number: 20120318600
    Abstract: Disclosed is an electric motorcycle provided with: an electric motor (M) for driving a rear wheel (110) which is a drive wheel; a battery (B) for supplying power to the electric motor (M); and a controller unit (130) for performing drive control of the electric motor (M). The electric motorcycle is of the scooter type in which a footrest section is constructed between the front wheel (105) and the rear wheel (110), and is provided with a controller housing compartment (129) disposed in the footrest section so as to be downwardly recessed. An opening (131) is formed in the bottom of the controller housing compartment (129), and a cooling fin (130c) is provided in the bottom surface of the controller unit (130) in a state in which the cooling fin (130c) is housed in the controller housing compartment (129) and downwardly protrudes from the opening (131) to face the outside. As a result, the controller unit (130) is directly and efficiently cooled by airflow produced during travel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2011
    Publication date: December 20, 2012
    Applicant: SUZUKI MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Osamu Hakamata, Akinori Honma, Kazuhiro Iida, Takeshi Nagao
  • Publication number: 20120214205
    Abstract: A plant biomass pretreatment method which allows prompt pretreatment of plant biomass with simple equipment is provided. The method includes continuously performing in sequence, inside an extruder, pretreatment steps of coarsely crushing the plant biomass to a predefined size or smaller, adding a decomposing agent(s) to the coarsely crushed plant biomass, applying a hot compressed water treatment(s) to the plant biomass with the decomposing agent added thereto, and performing saccharification preparation for mixing the plant biomass with the hot compressed water treatment applied thereto with an enzyme(s) for saccharifying the plant biomass.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2009
    Publication date: August 23, 2012
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Iida, Kazuhide Tabata, Takashi Nagase, Sadao Ikeda, Kenji Yamada
  • Patent number: 8116458
    Abstract: An acoustic image localization apparatus according to the present invention that outputs sound from a plurality of speakers so as to localize an acoustic image at a predetermined position on a space as viewed from a listener, the acoustic image localization apparatus comprising: amplitude characteristic adjusting means for adjusting an amplitude frequency characteristic of an inputted acoustic signal such that the acoustic image is localized at a position rotated by a first angle about a position of a listener toward an upper direction from a facing position of the listener; and a plurality of level adjusting means, provided so as to respectively correspond to the plurality of speakers, for adjusting a level of the acoustic signal outputted from the amplitude characteristic adjusting means and for outputting, to a corresponding speaker, the acoustic signal whose level has been adjusted, wherein each of the level adjusting means adjusts the level of the acoustic signal, which is outputted from the amplitude ch
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2012
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Ko Mizuno, Kazuhiro Iida, Gempo Ito
  • Patent number: 8005245
    Abstract: It is an object of the present invention to provide a sound image localization apparatus which can localize a sound image with ease correctly for many listeners. Herein disclosed is a sound image localization apparatus, in which a directional band information storage unit 11 is adapted to store therein directional bands in advance calculated for respective directions, a control filter computing unit 12 is adapted to read a directional band corresponding to a target position information from a directional band information storage unit 11 upon receiving target position information, calculate a control filter coefficient in such a manner that the maximum value of a sensation level for which masking is taken into consideration is matched with the directional band thus read, output the control filter coefficient to a sound image localization processing unit 13.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2011
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Iida, Gempo Ito
  • Patent number: 7922613
    Abstract: A hollow yoke is inserted into a bore section of a frame. The yoke is connected to a slider via a slit in the frame. A timing belt is inserted into a belt hole of the yoke. Further, a pair of guide members are provided on both side surfaces of the yoke, which engage with guide grooves of the frame. The yoke is displaced along the guide grooves by the timing belt, under a driving action of a driving section. Accordingly, the slider is displaced in the axial direction along the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2011
    Assignee: SMC Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Kazuhiro Iida
  • Patent number: 7842514
    Abstract: A channel (1) formed in a substrate (41) branches into channels (2, 3) at a branch point (43). On this branch point, obstacles (8) having a columnar structure are aligned at certain intervals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2010
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Wataru Hattori, Masakazu Baba, Toru Sano, Kazuhiro Iida, Hisao Kawaura, Noriyuki Iguchi, Hiroko Someya
  • Patent number: 7785533
    Abstract: A channel formed on a chip is opened without contaminating contents of the channel. Channels (107a) and (107b) provided on a substrate (103) are covered by pressing a lid (113) composed of a resin layer (102) and a plate-like lid (101) to a surface of the substrate (103). A fixing device has a retainer plate (104), which retains the plate-like lid (101) of a chip (112), a board (108) on which the substrate (103) is placed, and a screw (106). When covering the channels (107a) and (107b), the screw (106) is fastened and the lid (113) is pressed to the substrate (103) to be fixed. And, when opening an upper portion of the channels (107a) and (107b), the screw (106) is turned upward and a pressure is released, and the lid (113) is removed from the upper potion of the substrate (103).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2010
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Machiko Fujita, Toru Sano, Kazuhiro Iida, Hisao Kawaura, Wataru Hattori, Masakazu Baba, Noriyuki Iguchi
  • Publication number: 20100054483
    Abstract: An acoustic image localization apparatus according to the present invention that outputs sound from a plurality of speakers so as to localize an acoustic image at a predetermined position on a space as viewed from a listener, the acoustic image localization apparatus comprising: amplitude characteristic adjusting means for adjusting an amplitude frequency characteristic of an inputted acoustic signal such that the acoustic image is localized at a position rotated by a first angle about a position of a listener toward an upper direction from a facing position of the listener; and a plurality of level adjusting means, provided so as to respectively correspond to the plurality of speakers, for adjusting a level of the acoustic signal outputted from the amplitude characteristic adjusting means and for outputting, to a corresponding speaker, the acoustic signal whose level has been adjusted, wherein each of the level adjusting means adjusts the level of the acoustic signal, which is outputted from the amplitude ch
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2007
    Publication date: March 4, 2010
    Inventors: Ko Mizuno, Kazuhiro Iida, Gempo Ito