Patents by Inventor Kenji Okura

Kenji Okura 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: 20200231872
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a phosphor and a composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2018
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Applicant: MERCK PATENT GMBH
    Inventors: Hiroshi OKURA, Stephan DERTINGER, Tarunjot SINGH, Ryuta SUZUKI, Kazuhisa AZUMA, Eiji NISHIHARA, Tadashi ISHIGAKI, Koutoku OHMI, Ryota YAMANASHI, Kenji TODA, Daniel SZABO, Noriyuki MATSUDA
  • Publication number: 20200205415
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a composition comprising at least one phosphor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2018
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Applicant: Merck Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Hiroshi OKURA, Stephan DERTINGER, Ryuta SUZUKI, Kazuhisa AZUMA, Ryota YAMANASHI, Eiji NISHIHARA, Tadashi ISHIGAKI, Koutoku OHMI, Kenji TODA
  • Publication number: 20190333708
    Abstract: A hybrid capacitor with further increased energy density, and a manufacturing method thereof are provided. This hybrid capacitor is configured from a positive electrode which is a polarizable electrode that has double-layer capacitance, and a negative electrode which has a negative electrode active material which can occlude and release lithium ions and which is formed from metal compound particles having a three-dimensional network structure, wherein, as an electrolyte, the electrolytic solution contains lithium salts in a molar concentration greater than or equal to 1.6M.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2017
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Inventors: Satoru TSUMEDA, Kazuma OKURA, Kenji TAMAMITSU
  • Patent number: 10193255
    Abstract: A plug connector of the present disclosure includes a plug housing and a plurality of plug terminals stored in the plug housing. This plug connector is fitted in a receptacle connector having a receptacle terminal, and is connected to a cable having a sheet shape and including a cable terminal, thereby establishing electrical connection between the receptacle terminal and the cable terminal. Each of the plug terminals has a contact section and a connection section. The contact section is contactable with the receptacle terminal, and the connection section is connectable to the cable terminal. In a state in which the plug connector is fitted in the receptacle connector, the connection section is disposed such that the connection section is exposed from the plug housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chikara Ito, Kenji Okura
  • Patent number: 9954306
    Abstract: A connector includes a contact in an elongated shape that is electrically conductive, and a housing that has an internal space is formed. The contact includes a contact portion, a connection portion, a fixing portion, and a protruding portion. The contact portion is to be electrically connected to an electrically conductive member when the contact is housed in the housing. The connection portion is electrically connected to a core wire of an electrical wire. The fixing portion is provided on a side opposite to the contact portion relative to the connection portion, and fixes a covering of the electrical wire. The protruding portion is provided on an end portion side of the fixing portion opposite to the connection portion so as to protrude. The protruding portion reduces the amount of movement of the contact inside the internal space of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hidetaka Taguchi, Kenji Okura, Mitsuru Iida, Chikara Ito
  • Patent number: 9935382
    Abstract: A connector includes a contact connected to a member to be connected and brought into contact with a wire so as to electrically connect the member to be connected and the wire. The contact includes contact portions coming into contact with the wire when the wire moves in a perpendicular direction perpendicular to a wire extending direction in which the wire extends, and movement restriction members for restricting a movement of the wire on the contact in a state where the wire is in contact with the contact portions. The contact further includes a movement regulation member for regulating a movement of the wire in the perpendicular direction in the state where the wire is in contact with the contact portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kenji Okura, Hisahiro Ono, Mitsuru Iida, Daisuke Sato
  • Patent number: 9917397
    Abstract: A connector includes a contact in an elongated shape that is electrically conductive, and a housing that has an internal space is formed. The contact includes a contact portion, a connection portion, a fixing portion, and a protruding portion. The contact portion is to be electrically connected to an electrically conductive member when the contact is housed in the housing. The connection portion is electrically connected to a core wire of an electrical wire. The fixing portion is provided on a side opposite to the contact portion relative to the connection portion, and fixes a covering of the electrical wire. The protruding portion is provided on an end portion side of the fixing portion opposite to the connection portion so as to protrude. The protruding portion reduces the amount of movement of the contact inside the internal space of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hidetaka Taguchi, Kenji Okura, Mitsuru Iida, Chikara Ito
  • Publication number: 20170324179
    Abstract: A plug connector of the present disclosure includes a plug housing and a plurality of plug terminals stored in the plug housing. This plug connector is fitted in a receptacle connector having a receptacle terminal, and is connected to a cable having a sheet shape and including a cable terminal, thereby establishing electrical connection between the receptacle terminal and the cable terminal. Each of the plug terminals has a contact section and a connection section. The contact section is contactable with the receptacle terminal, and the connection section is connectable to the cable terminal. In a state in which the plug connector is fitted in the receptacle connector, the connection section is disposed such that the connection section is exposed from the plug housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2015
    Publication date: November 9, 2017
    Applicant: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chikara ITO, Kenji OKURA
  • Patent number: 9812801
    Abstract: A cable holding member includes a stopper member and a housing. The stopper member has an attachment surface for supporting a flat cable in a folded state. The housing has a mounting surface which is provided at an opening edge of a housing space for housing the stopper member and on which the flat cable is to be placed, and recesses into which protrusions of the flat cable placed on the mounting surface are to be fitted. The flat cable is placed on the mounting surface, and then, the stopper member is inserted into the housing space of the housing. In this way, the stopper member is attached to the housing with the flat cable being supported on the attachment surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kenji Okura, Chikara Ito, Mitsuru Iida
  • Patent number: 9673546
    Abstract: The connector device of one embodiment of the present invention includes an electrical connection device and a receptacle connector. The cable holding member includes a supporting part and a wall part. The supporting part includes a supporting face for supporting a flat cable in a folded state. The wall part is provided to the supporting part so as to be on a side of the flat cable in a width direction of the flat cable supported on the supporting part. A groove for receiving a first protrusion of the flat cable is provided to an internal face of the wall part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kenji Okura, Chikara Ito, Mitsuru Iida
  • Publication number: 20170005434
    Abstract: A connector includes a contact in an elongated shape that is electrically conductive, and a housing that has an internal space is formed. The contact includes a contact portion, a connection portion, a fixing portion, and a protruding portion. The contact portion is to be electrically connected to an electrically conductive member when the contact is housed in the housing. The connection portion is electrically connected to a core wire of an electrical wire. The fixing portion is provided on a side opposite to the contact portion relative to the connection portion, and fixes a covering of the electrical wire. The protruding portion is provided on an end portion side of the fixing portion opposite to the connection portion so as to protrude. The protruding portion reduces the amount of movement of the contact inside the internal space of the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2015
    Publication date: January 5, 2017
    Applicant: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hidetaka TAGUCHI, Kenji OKURA, Mitsuru IIDA, Chikara ITO
  • Publication number: 20160329647
    Abstract: A cable holding member includes a stopper member and a housing. The stopper member has an attachment surface for supporting a flat cable in a folded state. The housing has a mounting surface which is provided at an opening edge of a housing space for housing the stopper member-and on which the flat cable is to be placed, and recesses into which protrusions of the flat cable placed on the mounting surface are to be fitted. The flat cable is placed on the mounting surface, and then, the stopper member is inserted into the housing space of the housing. In this way, the stopper member is attached to the housing with the flat cable being supported on the attachment surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2015
    Publication date: November 10, 2016
    Inventors: Kenji OKURA, Chikara ITO, Mitsuru IIDA
  • Publication number: 20160226168
    Abstract: The connector device of one embodiment of the present invention includes an electrical connection device and a receptacle connector. The cable holding member includes a supporting part and a wall part. The supporting part includes a supporting face for supporting a flat cable in a folded state. The wall part is provided to the supporting part so as to be on a side of the flat cable in a width direction of the flat cable supported on the supporting part. A groove for receiving a first protrusion of the flat cable is provided to an internal face of the wall part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2014
    Publication date: August 4, 2016
    Inventors: Kenji OKURA, Chikara ITO, Mitsuru IIDA
  • Publication number: 20150325929
    Abstract: A connector includes a contact connected to a member to be connected and brought into contact with a wire so as to electrically connect the member to be connected and the wire. The contact includes contact portions coming into contact with the wire when the wire moves in a perpendicular direction perpendicular to a wire extending direction in which the wire extends, and movement restriction members for restricting a movement of the wire on the contact in a state where the wire is in contact with the contact portions. The contact further includes a movement regulation member for regulating a movement of the wire in the perpendicular direction in the state where the wire is in contact with the contact portions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2013
    Publication date: November 12, 2015
    Inventors: Kenji OKURA, Hisahiro ONO, Mitsuru IIDA, Daisuke SATO
  • Patent number: 8272881
    Abstract: A connector includes a socket having a generally rectangular shape, the socket including socket contacts, lock mechanisms and retainer mechanisms; and a header having a generally rectangular shape, the header including header contacts and lock mechanisms and being couplable with the socket. The lock mechanisms of the socket and the header are respectively formed from the socket contacts and the header contacts, the lock mechanisms of the socket being formed by cutting away a portion of the socket contacts. The lock mechanisms of the header also serve as retainer mechanisms thereof. The lock mechanisms of the socket and the header are arranged substantially in the same row as the socket contacts and the header contacts and positioned near four corners of the socket and the header, respectively. The lock mechanisms of the socket and the header are configured to keep the socket and the header in a coupled state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Yoji Miyazaki, Kenji Okura
  • Patent number: 8052457
    Abstract: A connector includes a generally rectangular socket and a generally rectangular header couplable with the socket. The header is provided with arch-shaped engaging members arranged in opposite short sides thereof, the engaging members being elastically deformable in the longitudinal direction of the header. Each of the engaging members includes a protrusion portion protruding from the header or socket in the longitudinal direction thereof. The socket includes retainer portions engageable with the respective protrusion portions of the engaging members. The engaging members are elastically deformed when the header is coupled with the socket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2011
    Assignee: Panasonic Electric Works Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoji Miyazaki, Kenji Okura
  • Publication number: 20100248524
    Abstract: A connector includes a generally rectangular socket and a generally rectangular header couplable with the socket. The header is provided with arch-shaped engaging members arranged in opposite short sides thereof, the engaging members being elastically deformable in the longitudinal direction of the header. Each of the engaging members includes a protrusion portion protruding from the header or socket in the longitudinal direction thereof. The socket includes retainer portions engageable with the respective protrusion portions of the engaging members. The engaging members are elastically deformed when the header is coupled with the socket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2010
    Publication date: September 30, 2010
    Applicant: Panasonic Electric Works Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoji Miyazaki, Kenji Okura
  • Publication number: 20100248520
    Abstract: A connector includes a socket having a generally rectangular shape, the socket including socket contacts, lock mechanisms and retainer mechanisms; and a header having a generally rectangular shape, the header including header contacts and lock mechanisms and being couplable with the socket. The lock mechanisms of the socket and the header are respectively formed from the socket contacts and the header contacts, the lock mechanisms of the socket being formed by cutting away a portion of the socket contacts. The lock mechanisms of the header also serve as retainer mechanisms thereof. The lock mechanisms of the socket and the header are arranged substantially in the same row as the socket contacts and the header contacts and positioned near four corners of the socket and the header, respectively. The lock mechanisms of the socket and the header are configured to keep the socket and the header in a coupled state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2010
    Publication date: September 30, 2010
    Applicant: Panasonic Electric Works Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoji Miyazaki, Kenji Okura
  • Patent number: 7722408
    Abstract: A socket includes a socket housing of an insulator to which plural socket contacts to be soldered to a conductive pattern of a circuit substrate, and a fitting metal for fixture to the circuit substrate are attached, in which the fitting metal includes plate-like side plates that are exposed along end surfaces of the socket housing, anchors that are formed by folding the side plates to bite into the housing, and an attachment piece that protrudes from a bottom plate to outside of the socket housing to be fixed to the circuit substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2010
    Assignee: Panasonic Electric Works Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoji Miyazaki, Kenji Okura
  • Patent number: 7717719
    Abstract: To provide a connector that enhances the reliability of connection between the ground and a shield constituting a shell. A socket constitutes the connector together with a header which is mounted on a different printed wiring board. The socket includes a socket body which is provided with a connection recess, a plurality of socket contacts which are held by the socket body, and a pitch direction shield and a terminal direction shield constituting the shell which surround the connection recess and which prevents electromagnetic noise from coming in and out. The pitch direction shield and the terminal direction shield are provided with terminals soldered to conductive pattern of the ground.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2010
    Assignee: Panasonic Electric Works Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoji Miyazaki, Kenji Okura