Patents by Inventor Kenichi Okada

Kenichi Okada 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: 20160379506
    Abstract: A scent presentation method is provided that includes generating a random number, determining a presentation condition based on the generated random number, and presenting a scent through pulse ejection based on the determined presentation condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2016
    Publication date: December 29, 2016
    Inventors: Kenichi OKADA, Sho Kanzaki, Shohei Horiguchi
  • Publication number: 20160329737
    Abstract: A power storage system includes: a power generation element that performs environmental power generation; a storage battery that is supplied with power generated by the power generation element; a DC/DC converter that converts an output voltage from the power generation element into a predetermined voltage; a first switch unit that switches whether directly supply the output voltage from the power generation element to the storage battery or to supply thereto via the DC/DC converter; and a first changeover unit that compares a voltage of the storage battery with a first threshold voltage, and controls the first switch unit according to a comparison result, in a case where a voltage of the voltage or higher of the storage battery bringing the DC/DC converter into a main boost mode is the first threshold voltage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2014
    Publication date: November 10, 2016
    Applicant: FUJIKURA LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuhiro YAMAMOTO, Ryoji YANAGIMOTO, Yuji YAMADA, Kenjiro YANO, Kenichi OKADA
  • Publication number: 20160322173
    Abstract: Disclosed is a photoelectric conversion element including at least one photoelectric conversion cell. The photoelectric conversion cell includes a conductive substrate having a transparent substrate and a transparent conductive layer provided on the transparent substrate, a counter substrate facing the conductive substrate, an oxide semiconductor layer provided on the conductive substrate or the counter substrate, and an annular sealing portion adhering the conductive substrate and the counter substrate. An insulating material is provided at least between the conductive substrate and the sealing portion, and the insulating material is colored.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 24, 2014
    Publication date: November 3, 2016
    Applicant: FUJIKURA, LTD.
    Inventors: Kenichi OKADA, Katsuyoshi ENDOH
  • Publication number: 20160322859
    Abstract: A power storage system includes: a first storage battery that is configured to be supplied with power generated by a power generation element performing environmental power generation and to supply power to an external load apparatus; a second storage battery that is configured to have a capacity larger than a capacity of the first storage battery, and to supply power to the external load apparatus; a first switch unit that performs switching between an electrical connection state and disconnection state between the first storage battery and the second storage battery; and a first changeover unit that compares a voltage of the first storage battery with a first threshold voltage which is equal to or higher than a voltage causing the external load apparatus to be operated, and controls the first switch unit according to a comparison result.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2014
    Publication date: November 3, 2016
    Applicant: FUJIKURA LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuhiro YAMAMOTO, Ryoji YANAGIMOTO, Yuji YAMADA, Kenjiro YANO, Kenichi OKADA
  • Publication number: 20160289516
    Abstract: A water-dispersible pressure-sensitive adhesive composition for an optical film includes emulsion particles each having a core-shell structure in which (A) a (meth)acryl copolymer forms a core layer and (B) a (meth)acryl copolymer forms a shell layer in a single emulsion particle, wherein the (meth)acryl copolymer (A) includes a monomer unit derived from an alkyl (meth)acrylate, the (meth)acryl copolymer (B) includes a monomer unit derived from an aromatic ring-containing (meth)acrylic monomer and a monomer unit derived from an alkyl (meth)acrylate, and a content of the monomer unit derived from the aromatic ring-containing (meth)acrylic monomer in the (meth)acryl copolymer (B) is from 1 to 28% by weight based on the total weight of monomer component used to form the (meth)acryl copolymers (A) and (B).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2014
    Publication date: October 6, 2016
    Applicant: NITTO DENKO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yousuke Makihata, Kenichi Okada, Toshitaka Takahashi, Kayo Shimokawa, Taiki Shimokuri, Toshitsugu Hosokawa, Kunihiro Inui
  • Publication number: 20160284478
    Abstract: Provided is a dye-sensitized solar cell element comprising at least one dye-sensitized solar cell, wherein the dye-sensitized solar cell includes a first base material including a transparent substrate, a second base material which faces the first base material, an annular sealing portion which bonds the first base material and the second base material, and an oxide semiconductor layer which is provided between the first base material and the second base material, wherein the second base material has a flexibility, wherein the second base material includes an annular bonding edge portion which is bonded to the sealing portion and a main body portion in an inner side of the bonding edge portion, and wherein a portion of the main body portion is a convex bending portion which is bent to be convex toward a side opposite to the first base material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2013
    Publication date: September 29, 2016
    Applicant: FUJIKURA LTD.
    Inventors: Kenichi OKADA, Takeshi YAMAGUCHI, Katsuyoshi ENDO
  • Publication number: 20160264826
    Abstract: Provided are a pressure-sensitive adhesive layer-carrying optical member having good antistatic properties, having high tackiness between an optical member and a pressure-sensitive adhesive layer made from a water-dispersible pressure-sensitive adhesive composition, and allowing the pressure-sensitive adhesive layer to have high durability; an image display device including such a pressure-sensitive adhesive layer-carrying optical member; and a method for producing such a pressure-sensitive adhesive layer-carrying optical member, in which the pressure-sensitive adhesive layer-carrying optical member includes a pressure-sensitive adhesive layer made from a water-dispersible pressure-sensitive adhesive composition, an anchor layer made from an anchor-layer-forming coating liquid, and an optical member, wherein the anchor-layer-forming coating liquid includes a polythiophene based polymer, an oxazoline group-containing polymer, and an aqueous solvent including 60% by weight or more of water, and the anchor layer
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2014
    Publication date: September 15, 2016
    Applicant: NITTO DENKO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kayo Shimokawa, Toshitaka Takahashi, Yousuke Makihata, Kenichi Okada, Toshitsugu Hosokawa, Masakuni Fujita
  • Publication number: 20160226656
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a phase detector includes an amplifier and an analog-to-digital converter. The amplifier amplifies a voltage of a signal which is output from a digitally-controlled oscillator and is held based on a reference signal. The analog-to-digital converter converts the voltage amplified by the amplifier into a digital signal, based on the reference signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2015
    Publication date: August 4, 2016
    Applicant: Semiconductor Technology Academic Research Center
    Inventor: Kenichi OKADA
  • Publication number: 20160215182
    Abstract: It is an object of the invention to provide a water-dispersible pressure-sensitive adhesive composition capable of forming a pressure-sensitive adhesive layer having removability and a sufficient level of adhesion reliability and to provide a pressure-sensitive adhesive layer made from such a water-dispersible pressure-sensitive adhesive composition. It is another object of the invention to provide a pressure-sensitive adhesive optical film including an optical film and such a pressure-sensitive adhesive layer provided on at least one side of the optical film and to provide an image display device having such a pressure-sensitive adhesive optical film. The present invention relates to a water-dispersible pressure-sensitive adhesive composition, comprising emulsion particles each having a core-shell structure in which (A) a (meth)acryl copolymer forms a core layer and (B) another (meth)acryl copolymer forms a shell layer, wherein the (meth)acryl copolymer (B) has a glass transition temperature of ?10° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2014
    Publication date: July 28, 2016
    Applicant: NITTO DENKO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toshitaka Takahashi, Yousuke Makihata, Kayo Shimokawa, Mizuho Nagata, Kenichi Okada, Toshitsugu Hosokawa
  • Publication number: 20160130478
    Abstract: A pressure-sensitive adhesive composition for an optical film, includes a (meth)acryl-based polymer obtained by polymerization of a monomer component including, as a main component, an alkyl(meth)acrylate having an alkyl group of 4 to 18 carbon atoms; and a phosphate ester compound. The pressure-sensitive adhesive composition is capable of forming a pressure-sensitive adhesive layer for optical films. The pressure-sensitive adhesive layer that is for use on optical films and makes it possible to suppress an increase in the surface resistance of a transparent conductive layer even when a laminate including a transparent conductive layer and an optical film such as a polarizing plate with the pressure-sensitive adhesive layer interposed therebetween is stored under hot and humid conditions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2014
    Publication date: May 12, 2016
    Applicant: NITTO DENKO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mizuho Nagata, Toshitaka Takahashi, Yousuke Makihata, Kayo Shimokawa, Kenichi Okada, Toshitsugu Hosokawa
  • Patent number: 9330854
    Abstract: A method for producing a dye-sensitized solar cell includes: preparing a first electrode comprising a transparent substrate and a transparent conductive film, and a second electrode comprising a metal substrate that is formed of a metal capable of forming a passivation film; forming an oxide semiconductor layer on the first electrode; supporting a photosensitized dye on the oxide semiconductor layer; disposing an electrolyte on the oxide semiconductor layer; facing the first electrode and the second electrode, and sealing the electrolyte by a sealing section; and fixing a connection member formed of a metal having lower resistance than the metal substrate, onto the surface of the metal substrate, with the surface being on the opposite side of the first electrode, in which method in fixing the connection member, the connection member is bonded to the metal substrate by resistance welding, and thereby the connection member is fixed onto the metal substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: FUJIKURA LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshiyasu Isobe, Hiroshi Matsui, Kenichi Okada, Kazuhiro Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 9298258
    Abstract: A display apparatus and a control method capable of preventing its user from viewing an image in an improper viewing position are provided. The display apparatus includes: an imaging unit that captures a moving image in a predetermined range with respect to an image display direction; an image analyzer that analyzes the moving image captured by the imaging unit, and calculates a position of a target that should be guided to a proper viewing position; and a display controller that causes a display unit to perform display to guide the target to the proper viewing position when the target position calculated by the image analyzer is at an improper viewing position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Haruo Oba, Yusuke Sakai, Eijiro Mori, Kenichi Okada, Katsunori Tanaka, Shinichi Hayashi, Tomohiko Gotoh, Shingo Tsurumi, Asako Tadenuma
  • Patent number: 9298987
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes an input unit, an attention object detection unit, and a calculation unit. The input unit is configured to input a plurality of temporally continuous images taken by an image pickup apparatus. The attention object detection unit is configured to detect an attention object as an attention target from a first image which is an image taken at a first time point out of the plurality of images input. The calculation unit is configured to compare the first image with one or more second images which are one or more images taken at a time point previous to the first time point, to calculate, as a second time point, a time point when the attention object appears in the continuous plurality of images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: QiHong Wang, Kenichi Okada, Ken Miyashita, Akemi Tazaki
  • Patent number: 9286850
    Abstract: To provide a display method capable of displaying the original power saving effect if a monitoring display of the power saving effect is not made when the monitoring display of the power saving effect is made. Provided is a display method including capturing an image in front of an image display surface included in a display apparatus that displays the image and detecting presence of a moving body positioned in front of the image display surface, deciding a power saving amount of the display apparatus including the power saving amount of the image display surface by using an analysis result of the presence or absence of a human face and a detection result of the moving body in the captured image, and deriving and displaying the actual power saving amount when no display is made on the image display surface on the image display surface when information about the power saving amount is displayed on the image display surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Eijiro Mori, Yusuke Sakai, Kenichi Okada, Haruo Oba, Shingo Tsurumi, Yuichi Iida, Shinichi Hayashi, Asako Tadenuma, Junichi Tsukamoto
  • Patent number: 9257237
    Abstract: The present invention is a dye-sensitized solar cell module provided with a pair of mutually opposed electrodes, partitions that connect the pair of electrodes and form a plurality of cell spaces together with the pair of electrodes, and an electrolyte filled into the cell spaces, wherein one electrode of the pair of electrodes has oxide semiconductor portions that face each of the plurality of cell spaces and are loaded with a photosensitizing dye, at least one electrode of the pair of electrodes is composed of at least two layers, the thickest layer is a metal substrate having a thickness of 100 ?m or less or a resin film having a thickness of 500 ?m or less, and the electrode containing the metal substrate or the resin film has a bending portion that bends so as to protrude towards the opposing electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2016
    Assignee: FUJIKURA LTD.
    Inventor: Kenichi Okada
  • Publication number: 20160037056
    Abstract: A method for an information processing apparatus includes causing display of an image, and recognizing a subject in a selected portion of the image. The method also includes identifying image settings modes based on the subject recognized in the selected portion of the image, and causing display of icons corresponding to the image setting modes identified. One of the image setting modes is then specified based on selection of one of the icons.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2013
    Publication date: February 4, 2016
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masahiro TAKAHASHI, Kenichi OKADA
  • Publication number: 20150372248
    Abstract: Provided is a dye-sensitized solar cell element including: a dye-sensitized solar cell; and a back sheet facing the solar cell, the solar cell including a conductive substrate, a current collector disposed on the conductive substrate, a counter substrate facing the conductive substrate, a power generation layer disposed on the conductive substrate, an electrolyte disposed between the conductive substrate and the counter substrate, and an annular sealing portion enclosing the power generation layer and the electrolyte together with the conductive substrate and the counter substrate and joining the conductive substrate and the counter substrate, and the solar cell element further including: an adhesive part adhering the back sheet and the conductive substrate in an annular region surrounding the solar cell, in which the current collector is provided only at an outer side of the sealing portion and only at the inner side of an outer peripheral surface of the adhesive part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2013
    Publication date: December 24, 2015
    Applicant: FUJIKURA LTD.
    Inventors: Kenichi OKADA, Takeshi YAMAGUCHI, Nobuo TANABE, Ong-on TOPON, Hiroki USUI, Katsuyoshi ENDO
  • Publication number: 20150356840
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing apparatus including an obtaining unit configured to obtain a plurality of segments compiled from at least one media source, wherein each segment of the plurality of segments contains at least one image frame within which a specific target object is found to be captured, and a providing unit configured to provide image frames of the obtained plurality of segments for display along a timeline and in conjunction with a tracking status indicator that indicates a presence of the specific target object within the plurality of segments in relation to time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2014
    Publication date: December 10, 2015
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: QiHong WANG, Kenichi OKADA, Ken MIYASHITA, Yasushi OKUMURA
  • Publication number: 20150353787
    Abstract: It is an object of the invention to provide a water-dispersible pressure-sensitive adhesive composition that is suitable for use on a transparent conductive layer and capable of forming a pressure-sensitive adhesive layer effective in suppressing the corrosion of various adherends such as transparent conductive thin coatings, in particular, effective in suppressing the corrosion in a high-temperature environment and a high-temperature, high-humidity environment, and capable of providing good optical properties on a transparent conductive layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Publication date: December 10, 2015
    Applicant: NITTO DENKO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mizuho Nagata, Kenichi Okada, Toshitaka Takahashi, Yousuke Makihata, Kayo Shimokawa, Toshitsugu Hosokawa
  • Patent number: D749501
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: Fujikura Ltd.
    Inventors: Katsuyoshi Endoh, Kenichi Okada