Kenji Takeda 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).
Abstract: A cell picking device includes a sucker having a pipette tip attached to a tip portion of the sucker and is used to suck the cell from a tip of the pipette tip, a driver configured to cause the sucker to perform a suction operation and move the sucker in a horizontal-plane direction and an axial direction of the pipette tip with the sucker inclined with respect to a vertical direction. A controller moves the sucker such that the tip of the pipette tip moves in a horizontal direction while being in contact with a bottom surface of the container installed on the sample mounting stage in a predetermined position on the sample mounting stage to desorb a cell arranged in the predetermined position from the bottom surface of the container, and suck the cell desorbed from the bottom surface of the container from the tip of the pipette tip.
Abstract: An optical scanner unit includes a mirror component, a vibration generator, an optical sensor, and a light shield portion. The mirror component includes a reflective portion for reflecting light. The vibration generator swings the mirror component around a specific swing axis when AC voltage is applied. The optical sensor includes a light emitter and a light receiver for receiving light emitted from the light emitter. The light shield portion is provided to the mirror component so as to swing along with the mirror component. The light shield portion blocks the light emitted from the light emitter. The light receiver further includes a first light receiver that is provided on one swing angle side from a center position of a swing angle range of the light shield portion, and a second light receiver that is provided on the other swing angle side from the center position of the swing angle range.
Abstract: The present disclosure prevents filth from collecting on a display of a toilet seat device. A toilet seat device of some embodiments is provided with a body part having a casing formed so as to be hollow, a toilet seat that is formed so as to be hollow and is supported in the casing; a light emitter that is accommodated in one of the casing and the toilet seat and is provided so as to be capable of emitting light, and a display that is provided at a prescribed location on the one of the casing and the toilet seat, the display indicating an operation state by emitted light from the light emitter. The display is provided with a base part; and a thin-walled part that is formed so as to have a lower thickness than does the base part, the thin-walled part transmitting light and indicating an operation state.
Abstract: A method for making a recombinant gene includes searching a database using a nucleotide sequence of a coding region, a nucleotide sequence that encodes an amino acid sequence, or an amino acid sequence, of a gene, for one or more nucleotide sequences having homology; selecting one or more nucleotide sequences other than nucleotide sequences only derived from a genome from the selected nucleotide sequences; for ones of the selected one or more nucleotide sequences comprising an upstream or downstream nucleotide sequence, analyzing whether the upstream or downstream nucleotide sequence is a functional sequence to select one or more first functional sequences; for ones of the selected one or more nucleotide sequences comprising no upstream or downstream nucleotide sequence, analyzing whether a gene information has any description indicating a functional sequence to select one or more second functional sequences; scoring the selected functional sequences; and selecting one or more functional sequences.
Abstract: There is provided a technique that includes: a reaction tube configured to process a plurality of substrates; a substrate support configured to support the plurality of substrates stacked in multiple stages; a buffer chamber that is at least located at a position of height from a lowermost substrate to an uppermost substrate supported by the substrate support, and is installed along an inner wall of the reaction tube; and an electrode for plasma generation that is inserted from a lower portion of the buffer chamber into an upper portion of the buffer chamber through a side surface of the reaction tube, the electrode being configured to activate the processing gas by plasma inside the buffer chamber thereby applying high-frequency power to the electrode by a power supply.
Abstract: A gas turbine includes a compressor, a combustor, a turbine, a generator, and a control apparatus, the compressor being provided with an air extraction valves, a plurality of inlet guide vanes, and a plurality of casing air extraction valves at its last stage, in which the control is carried out on at least one of the opening of the air extraction valve, the opening of the inlet guide vanes, and the number of openings of the casing air extraction valves which are defined as control parameters taking blade vibration stress values as indexes based on a compressor metal temperature included in behavior parameters of the gas turbine.
Abstract: Provided is a treatment method whereby it becomes possible to recovery copper, nickel and cobalt, which are valuable metals, contained in a lithium ion battery waste and to separate copper, nickel and cobalt from one another effectively. A method for treating a lithium ion battery waste according to the present invention includes: an alloy production step S1 of introducing the lithium ion battery waste into a furnace and then melting the lithium ion battery waste by heating, thereby producing an alloy containing copper, nickel and cobalt; and an electrolytic purification step S2 of subjecting the alloy to such an electrolytic treatment that the alloy is charged as an anode into a sulfuric acid solution and then electricity is conducted between the anode and a cathode to electrodeposit copper contained in the alloy onto the cathode, thereby separating nickel and cobalt from each other.
Abstract: A method for treating a lithium ion battery waste according to the present invention is a method for treating a lithium ion battery waste using a converter furnace in a copper smelting process, wherein, prior to a treatment for charging a copper mat produced in a flash smelter in a copper smelting process into a converter furnace and blowing oxygen into the converter furnace to produce crude copper, the lithium ion battery waste is introduced into the converter furnace or a ladle that is used for the charging of the copper mat into the converter furnace and then the lithium ion battery waste is burned with residual heat in the converter furnace or the ladle.
Abstract: A tactile sensation providing apparatus includes a touch sensor configured to detect a touch input, a load detection unit configured to detect a pressure load on a touch face of the touch sensor, a tactile sensation providing unit configured to vibrate the touch face, and a control unit configured to adjust a drive signal of the tactile sensation providing unit based on a pushed position when the pressure load detected by the load detection unit satisfies a standard to provide a tactile sensation.
January 3, 2019
Date of Patent:
July 7, 2020
Megumi Kuwabara, Kenji Kono, Tomotake Aono, Jun Takeda
Abstract: An overhead line damper capable of suppressing a lift force that an overhead line receives due to wind is provided. A damper 1 for an overhead line that is provided at an overhead line L2 includes a clamping mechanism (a pair of hinge pieces 21a and 21b) that is fitted to an outer circumferential surface of the overhead line L2, and a rotary member 4 with a lower part attached to weights 3a and 3b, and an upper part rotatably attached to the clamping mechanism, and the clamping mechanism has a regulation part (an opening part 24) that regulates a rotation range of the rotary member 4 so that the weights 3a and 3b rotate within an angle range from ±20 degrees to ±40 degrees inclusive in a vertical direction.
March 28, 2018
Date of Patent:
June 9, 2020
Furukawa Electric Power Systems Co., Ltd., Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings, Inc.
Abstract: An insulating coating film obtained by mixing 0.5 parts by mass to 10 parts by mass of a copolymer of a fluoroolefin and an ethylenically unsaturated compound when converted into a solid content with 100 parts by mass in solid content of a mixture composed of a metal phosphate and a specific organic resin or a mixture composed of colloidal silica and a specific organic resin is designed to be provided on a surface of an electrical steel sheet, and in this manner, it is possible to obtain an electrical steel sheet having good corrosion resistance under a wet environment and having good properties related to the insulating coating film such as a space factor and adhesiveness.
October 25, 2011
Date of Patent:
June 2, 2020
NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION
Kazutoshi Takeda, Kenji Kosuge, Tatsuya Takase, Koji Muneda
Abstract: An electrical steel sheet provides: a steel strip (1) for an electrical steel sheet; and an insulating film (2) formed at a surface of the steel strip (1) and containing metal phosphate and organic resin. At least a part of the metal phosphate includes at least one kind of crystal structure selected from a group consisting of a cubic system, a tetragonal system, a hexagonal system, and an orthorhombic system. The organic resin contains at least one kind selected from a group consisting of an acryl-based resin, an epoxy-based resin, and a polyester resin having a carboxyl group or a hydroxyl group at a surface of an emulsion particle for one part by mass to 50 parts by mass relative to 100 parts by mass of the metal phosphate.
Abstract: The present invention is directed to gas barrier coating compositions comprising a nanocomposite formed from a polymer and a nanoparticulate clay. The gas barrier coatings are applied to packaging materials such as food and pharmaceutical packaging and exhibit improved adhesion and barriers to gases such as oxygen, carbon dioxide, nitrogen and water vapour.
May 5, 2016
Date of Patent:
March 3, 2020
Sun Chemical Corporation
Philippe Schottland, Atsuhisa Miyawaki, Kenji Nakamura, Hiroyuki Takeda
Abstract: The present invention provides a resist underlayer film-forming composition for lithography for forming a resist underlayer film that can be used as a hard mask with use of hydrolysis-condensation product of a hydrolyzable silane which also absorbs KrF laser. A resist underlayer film-forming composition for lithography comprising, as a silane, a hydrolyzable silane, a hydrolysis product thereof, or a hydrolysis-condensation product thereof, wherein the hydrolyzable silane includes a hydrolyzable silane of Formula (1): R1aR2bSi(R3)4?(a+b)??Formula (1) [where R1 is an organic group of Formula (2): and is bonded to a silicon atom through a Si—C bond; R3 is an alkoxy group, an acyloxy group, or a halogen group; a is an integer of 1; b is an integer of 0 to 2; and a+b is an integer of 1 to 3], and a ratio of sulfur atoms to silicon atoms is 7% by mole or more in the whole of the silane.
Abstract: A battery pack that reduces a temperature difference between single cells and can increase a battery capacity per volume and a container provided with the same are provided. A battery pack 100, includes: a battery module 10 including a plurality of single cells 1 arranged in parallel in a line; and a partition member 20 provided on a side surface of the battery module 10 and forming a flow channel 21 through which a gas for exchanging heat with the plurality of single cells 1 is flowable, and the partition member 20 is provided so that the gas flowing through the flow channel 21 and at least two single cells 1 exchange heat and is inclined with respect to a direction orthogonal to an arrangement direction of the plurality of single cells 1 arranged in parallel in a line.
Abstract: In order to separately evaluate an influence degree of fuel and an influence degree of lubricating oil with respect to particulate matters contained in exhaust gas, an exhaust gas analysis method includes: analyzing particulate matters contained in the exhaust gas exhausted from an engine, thereby making it possible to analyze the particulate matters derived from the lubricating oil by using isooctane as a fuel.
Abstract: An evaluation device carries out evaluation for BESS that is a power storage system that includes a chargeable and dischargeable battery and provides a power stabilization service with respect to a power transmission network by using the battery. The evaluation device includes an information acquisition unit that acquires input information including at least specification information relating to specifications of the BESS, an estimation unit that estimates a life of the battery and a pecuniary profit in compensation for the service on the basis of the input information that is acquired by the information acquisition unit, and an optimization unit that determines a value of a control parameter, which is optimal for control of an operation of the BESS, on the basis of the life of the battery and the pecuniary profit which are estimated by the estimation unit.
Abstract: A tactile sensation providing apparatus 1 includes a contact detection unit 20 for detecting a contact, pressing detection units 42 and 44 for detecting pressing to the contact detection unit 20, a plurality of vibration units 52, 54, 56, and 58 for vibrating the contact detection unit 20, and a controller 10 for controlling such that, when data based on the pressing detected by the pressing detection units 42 and 44 satisfy a predetermined criterion, each of the plurality of vibration units 52, 54, 56, and 58 vibrates in respective modes and an intended tactile sensation is provided to a contact object pressing the contact detection unit 20 at a position where the contact object is in contact with the contact detection unit 20.
Abstract: A control apparatus for a vehicle drive-force transmitting apparatus including a dog clutch that is operated by an actuator to selectively connect and disconnect a drive-force transmitting path. In process of switching of the dog clutch from released state to engaged state, the control apparatus determines whether a rotational speed difference of the dog clutch is equal to or larger than a given difference value when a sleeve of the dog clutch is positioned on an engaging side of a synchronizing position for placing the dog clutch into the engaged state, and stops the switching of the dog clutch to the engaged state and causes the actuator to place the dog clutch back into the released state, when determining that the rotational speed difference is equal to or larger than the given difference value with the sleeve being positioned on the engaging side of the synchronizing position.
Abstract: An exhaust frame includes: an inner casing; an inner diffuser which defines, between the inner diffuser and the inner casing, an annular inner cooling passage connected to a final-stage wheel space; an outer diffuser which defines an exhaust passage between the outer diffuser and the inner diffuser; an outer casing which defines an annular outer cooling passage between the outer casing and the outer diffuser; a strut which connects the inner casing and the outer casing to each other while crossing the exhaust passage; a strut cover which connects the inner diffuser and the outer diffuser to each other, and defines, between the strut cover and the strut, an annular connection passage connecting the inner cooling passage and the outer cooling passage to each other; and a communication hole provided in a wall of the outer cooling passage at a position on the downstream side of a center line of the strut in the flow direction of a combustion gas.