Patents by Inventor Kenta Aoki

Kenta Aoki 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: 20230033828
    Abstract: The present technology relates to an information processing device, an information processing method, and a program capable of outputting a behavior in consideration of benefits or moral codes of other systems. A first evaluation unit configured to evaluate a behavior from a self-viewpoint, a second evaluation unit configured to evaluate the behavior from another's viewpoint, and a determination unit configured to determine whether the behavior is performed from a first evaluation result in the first evaluation unit and a second evaluation result in the second evaluation unit are included. A third evaluation unit configured to evaluate the behavior from an objective viewpoint is further included. The determination unit performs the determination using a third evaluation result in the third evaluation. The present technology may be applied to an information processing device that determines a self-behavior in consideration of benefits or moral codes of other systems.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 25, 2020
    Publication date: February 2, 2023
    Inventors: KEITARO MACHIDA, TOMOMITSU HERAI, HIROKI MORIYA, MASARU SHIRASUNA, ITARU SHIMIZU, SUGURU AOKI, KAZUHITO IWASA, YOSHIYUKI KOBAYASHI, KENTA KAWAMOTO
  • Publication number: 20220410775
    Abstract: A vehicle seat includes a pad having an air passage, a skin material, and a skin locking clip embedded in the pad and configured to tuck in a prescribed linear portion of the skin material. The pad includes a main body member in which the skin locking clip is embedded, an intermediate layer member arranged on the main body member, and a surface layer member arranged on the intermediate layer member. The main body member includes a linear bulging portion extending along the linear portion and bulging so as to define a plane substantially identical to a surface of the surface layer member, and the skin material is tucked in by the skin locking clip at a portion extending further from the surface layer member than the linear bulging portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2021
    Publication date: December 29, 2022
    Inventors: Kazuya AOKI, Kenta KIKUCHI, Kei OKUMA
  • Publication number: 20220391246
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an information processing system, an information processing method, and a program that enable task processing to be implemented by creative and highly flexible processing. A task is processed on the basis of information regarding the task, and the task is further processed on the basis of information having low relevance to the task on the basis of the evaluation of the processing result. The present disclosure can be applied to a task processing apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2020
    Publication date: December 8, 2022
    Applicant: SONY GROUP CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroki MORIYA, Keitaro MACHIDA, Itaru SHIMIZU, Kenta KAWAMOTO, Suguru AOKI
  • Patent number: 11509909
    Abstract: In a video decoding device, a quantization step size decoding unit calculates a quantization step size that controls a granularity of the inverse quantization by, based on an image prediction, selectively using a mean value of at least a quantization step size assigned to a leftwardly adjacent neighboring image block already decoded and a quantization step size assigned to a upwardly adjacent neighboring image block already decoded or a quantization step size assigned to an image block decoded immediately before.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hirofumi Aoki, Keiichi Chono, Yuzo Senda, Kenta Senzaki
  • Patent number: 11496749
    Abstract: In a video decoding device, a quantization step size decoding unit calculates a quantization step size that controls a granularity of the inverse quantization by, based on an image prediction, selectively using a mean value of at least a quantization step size assigned to a leftwardly adjacent neighboring image block already decoded and a quantization step size assigned to a upwardly adjacent neighboring image block already decoded or a quantization step size assigned to an image block decoded immediately before.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hirofumi Aoki, Keiichi Chono, Yuzo Senda, Kenta Senzaki
  • Patent number: 11483571
    Abstract: In a video decoding device, a quantization step size decoding unit calculates a quantization step size that controls a granularity of the inverse quantization by, based on an image prediction, selectively using a mean value of at least a quantization step size assigned to a leftwardly adjacent neighboring image block already decoded and a quantization step size assigned to a upwardly adjacent neighboring image block already decoded or a quantization step size assigned to an image block decoded immediately before.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hirofumi Aoki, Keiichi Chono, Yuzo Senda, Kenta Senzaki
  • Publication number: 20220320681
    Abstract: A nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery separator having excellent impact resistance contains a polyolefin porous film. The nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery separator has a (200) plane peak area ratio R of not less than 0.15; the (200) plane peak area ratio R is a ratio of a peak area I(200) of a diffraction peak on a (200) plane to a peak area I(110) of a diffraction peak on a (110) plane and is calculated from a diffraction intensity profile obtained by wide-angle X-ray diffraction that is carried out by irradiating a surface of the nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery separator with an X-ray from a direction vertical to the surface of the nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery separator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2022
    Publication date: October 6, 2022
    Inventors: Takahiro MATSUO, Atsuhiro TAKATA, Kenta AOKI, Yuki YONEGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20220232223
    Abstract: A video decoding device and method, including extracting PCM block size information including a threshold, from a bitstream, determining the threshold based on the extracted PCM block size information; parsing a PCM header from the bitstream with respect to an encoded block, only when said encoded block is prediction mode of intra prediction and a block size of said encoded block is equal to or greater than the determined threshold, controlling an entropy decoding process and a PCM decoding process based on the parsed PCM header; parsing transformed data of a prediction error data of an image in the bitstream; and PCM-decoding PCM data of the image in the bitstream, wherein the decoding performs the decoding operation based on the prediction mode being intra prediction and based on the block size of the encoded block being equal to or greater than the determined threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2022
    Publication date: July 21, 2022
    Applicant: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Keiichi Chono, Yuzo Senda, Junji Tajime, Hirofumi Aoki, Kenta Senzaki
  • Patent number: 11322744
    Abstract: To provide an electrode mixture that suppresses gelling of an electrode mixture slurry and maintains a high binding capacity between an electrode active material and a current collector even after an extended period of time has elapsed since an electrode mixture slurry was produced. The electrode mixture includes: a binder composition—containing a first copolymer of vinylidene fluoride and a polar group-containing compound; and a second copolymer of vinylidene fluoride and chlorotrifluoroethylene—; and an electrode active material of lithium oxide having a pH of water when extracted with water of not less than 10.5.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: KUREHA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kenta Aoki, Shoko Aoki, Shota Kobayashi, Yasuhiro Tada
  • Publication number: 20210047448
    Abstract: As a novel vinylidene fluoride polymer and its use, provided are a binder composition, an electrode mixture, an electrode, and a non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery including the vinylidene fluoride containing the vinylidene fluoride polymer. The vinylidene fluoride polymer includes a first structural unit derived from vinylidene fluoride and a second structural unit derived from a monomer other than vinylidene fluoride. The monomer to be the second structural unit is a primary amine, a secondary amine, or a tertiary amine having at least one of a hydroxyl group and a carboxyl group, and the content of the second structural unit is from 0.05 to 20 mol % when the total of structural units derived from all the monomers constituting the vinylidene fluoride polymer is 100 mol %.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2018
    Publication date: February 18, 2021
    Applicant: KUREHA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kenta AOKI, Shota KOBAYASHI, Kana ASHIDA
  • Publication number: 20200411875
    Abstract: The present invention is to provide a binder composition of a non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery, which contains a vinylidene fluoride polymer and is capable of further enhancing adhesive strength of the electrode mixture layer to a surface of a current collector. The above objective can be achieved by a binder composition of a non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery, the binder composition comprising a vinylidene fluoride copolymer for a binder of a non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery, the vinylidene fluoride copolymer containing: a first constituent unit derived from vinylidene fluoride, and a second constituent unit containing an isocyanate group or having a structure that produces an isocyanate group when heated at 200° C. for 1 hour. This binder composition can be used in a mixture for producing an electrode for a non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery, an electrode for a non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery, and a non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2018
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Applicant: Kureha Corporation
    Inventors: Kana ASHIDA, Kenta AOKI, Yukitaro SAKAKIBARA, Shota KOBAYASHI
  • Patent number: 10573891
    Abstract: The object of the present invention is to provide a carbonaceous material which is obtainable from plant-derived char and has a decreased specific surface area. Further, the object of the present invention is to provide a non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery having excellent dedoping capacity, non-dedoping capacity, and charge-discharge efficiency. The object can be solved by a carbonaceous material for non-aqueous electrolyte secondary batteries characterized in that the carbonaceous material is obtained by heat-treating plant-derived char which is demineralized in gas-phase, and carbon precursor or volatile organic compound under a non-oxidizing gas atmosphere; and a specific surface area determined by a BET method is 10 m2/g or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: KURARAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Makoto Imaji, Kenta Aoki, Yasuhiro Tada, Naohiro Sonobe, Junichi Arima, Kenichi Koyakumaru, Hideharu Iwasaki, Kiyoto Otsuka, Jiro Masuko, Hajime Komatsu, Shinya Tago
  • Publication number: 20190326602
    Abstract: To provide an electrode mixture that suppresses gelling of an electrode mixture slurry and maintains a high binding capacity between an electrode active material and a current collector even after an extended period of time has elapsed since an electrode mixture slurry was produced. The electrode mixture includes: a binder composition—containing a first copolymer of vinylidene fluoride and a polar group-containing compound; and a second copolymer of vinylidene fluoride and chlorotrifluoroethylene—; and an electrode active material of lithium oxide having a pH of water when extracted with water of not less than 10.5.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2017
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Applicant: Kureha Corporation
    Inventors: Kenta AOKI, Shoko AOKI, Shota KOBAYASHI, Yasuhiro TADA
  • Patent number: 10381637
    Abstract: Provided is a less hygroscopic carbonaceous material that is obtained from a plant-derived carbonaceous raw material and that, when used as a negative electrode material for a nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery, allows the battery to exhibit good battery characteristics. Provided is a carbonaceous material for negative electrodes of nonaqueous electrolyte secondary batteries. This carbonaceous material is a particulate carbonaceous material containing carbonaceous particles. The carbonaceous material has a BET specific surface area of 1 m2/g or more and less than 20 m2/g. Each of the carbonaceous particles of the carbonaceous material has a core and a skin covering the core. The core contains a calcined product of a plant-derived carbonaceous raw material. The skin is made of a material that has higher electron emission ability upon irradiation with an electron beam than a material of the core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: KURARAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Akira Koshima, Taketoshi Okuno, Kenichi Koyakumaru, Hideharu Iwasaki, Kenta Aoki, Makoto Imaji, Yasuhiro Tada, Naohiro Sonobe
  • Publication number: 20180269484
    Abstract: To provide a binder composition having high adhesion, without producing a copolymer or an aggregate of a copolymer and an electrode active material. A binder composition according to the present invention contains: a first vinylidene fluoride polymer with an inherent viscosity of 1.7 dL/g or higher; and a second vinylidene fluoride polymer containing acrylic acid or methacrylic acid as a monomer unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2016
    Publication date: September 20, 2018
    Inventors: SHOTA KOBAYASHI, KENTA AOKI, HIROSHI SATO, YASUHIRO TADA
  • Patent number: 9947927
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a production method for suppressing the deformation of a negative electrode in the production of a negative electrode for an all-solid-state battery using turbostratic carbon and a solid electrolyte. The problem described above can be solved by a production method for a negative electrode for an all-solid-state battery comprising the steps of: (1) coating a carbonaceous material having a true density of from 1.30 g/cm3 to 2.10 g/cm3 determined by a butanol method with a solid electrolyte; and (2) pressure-molding the solid electrolyte-coated carbonaceous material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: KUREHA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kenta Aoki, Shota Kobayashi, Tatsuya Yaguchi, Hiroshi Imoto, Yasuhiro Tada, Naohiro Sonobe
  • Publication number: 20170141395
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a production method for suppressing the deformation of a negative electrode in the production of a negative electrode for an all-solid-state battery using turbostratic carbon and a solid electrolyte. The problem described above can be solved by a production method for a negative electrode for an all-solid-state battery comprising the steps of: (1) coating a carbonaceous material having a true density of from 1.30 g/cm3 to 2.10 g/cm3 determined by a butanol method with a solid electrolyte; and (2) pressure-molding the solid electrolyte-coated carbonaceous material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2015
    Publication date: May 18, 2017
    Inventors: KENTA AOKI, SHOTA KOBAYASHI, TATSUYA YAGUCHI, HIROSHI IMOTO, YASUHIRO TADA, NAOHIRO SONOBE
  • Publication number: 20170141380
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide an all-solid battery having high energy density. The problem can be solved by a negative electrode for an all-solid battery comprising: a carbonaceous material having a true density of from 1.30 g/cm3 to 1.70 g/cm3 determined by a butanol method, a specific surface area of from 0.5 to 50.0 m2/g, an average particle size Dv50 of from 1 to 50 ?m, and a combustion peak T (° C.) according to differential thermal analysis and a butanol true density ?Bt (g/cm3) satisfying the following formula (1): 300?T?100×?Bt?570??(1) and a solid electrolyte.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2015
    Publication date: May 18, 2017
    Applicant: Kureha Corporation
    Inventors: Kenta AOKI, Shota KOBAYASHI, Tatsuya YAGUCHI, Hiroshi IMOTO, Yasuhiro TADA, Naohiro SONOBE
  • Publication number: 20170125811
    Abstract: The object of the present invention is to provide a carbonaceous material which is obtainable from plant-derived char and has a decreased specific surface area. Further, the object of the present invention is to provide a non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery having excellent dedoping capacity, non-dedoping capacity, and charge-discharge efficiency. The object can be solved by a carbonaceous material for non-aqueous electrolyte secondary batteries characterized in that the carbonaceous material is obtained by heat-treating plant-derived char which is demineralized in gas-phase, and carbon precursor or volatile organic compound under a non-oxidizing gas atmosphere; and a specific surface area determined by a BET method is 10 m2/g or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2017
    Publication date: May 4, 2017
    Applicants: KUREHA CORPORATION, KURARAY CO., LTD., KURARAY CHEMICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Makoto IMAJI, Kenta AOKI, Yasuhiro TADA, Naohiro SONOBE, Junichi ARIMA, Kenichi KOYAKUMARU, Hideharu IWASAKI, Kiyoto OTSUKA, Jiro MASUKO, Hajime KOMATSU, Shinya TAGO
  • Publication number: 20160268590
    Abstract: Provided is a less hygroscopic carbonaceous material that is obtained from a plant-derived carbonaceous raw material and that, when used as a negative electrode material for a nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery, allows the battery to exhibit good battery characteristics. Provided is a carbonaceous material for negative electrodes of nonaqueous electrolyte secondary batteries. This carbonaceous material is a particulate carbonaceous material containing carbonaceous particles. The carbonaceous material has a BET specific surface area of 1 m2/g or more and less than 20 m2/g. Each of the carbonaceous particles of the carbonaceous material has a core and a skin covering the core. The core contains a calcined product of a plant-derived carbonaceous raw material. The skin is made of a material that has higher electron emission ability upon irradiation with an electron beam than a material of the core.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2014
    Publication date: September 15, 2016
    Applicants: KURARAY CO., LTD., KURARAY CHEMICAL CO., LTD., KUREHA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akira KOSHIMA, Taketoshi OKUNO, Kenichi KOYAKUMARU, Hideharu IWASAKI, Kenta AOKI, Makoto IMAJI, Yasuhiro TADA, Naohiro SONOBE