Patents by Inventor Makoto Adachi

Makoto Adachi 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: 20210159533
    Abstract: A fuel cell includes a membrane electrode assembly having electrodes disposed on both surfaces of an electrolyte membrane, a gas diffusion layer stacked on one surface of the membrane electrode assembly, a resin frame assembled onto the one surface of the membrane electrode assembly so as to surround the outer periphery of the gas diffusion layer apart from the outer periphery of the gas diffusion layer, and a resin sheet disposed between the gas diffusion layer and the resin frame, and the membrane electrode assembly so as to fill a space between the inner periphery of the resin frame and the outer periphery of the gas diffusion layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2020
    Publication date: May 27, 2021
    Inventors: Makoto ADACHI, Katsuhiko KINOSHITA, Yu ASHITAKA, Naohiro MITANI, Yusuke WATANABE, Kenji SATO
  • Publication number: 20210139929
    Abstract: This invention is intended to evaluate smut resistance with higher accuracy using a marker associated with sugarcane smut resistance, which consists of a continuous nucleic acid region existing in a region between the nucleotide sequence as shown in SEQ ID NO: 1 and the nucleotide sequence as shown in SEQ ID NO: 6, a region between the nucleotide sequence as shown in SEQ ID NO: 135 and the nucleotide sequence as shown in SEQ ID NO: 143, or a region between the nucleotide sequence as shown in SEQ ID NO: 144 or 145 and the nucleotide sequence as shown in SEQ ID NO: 151 of a sugarcane chromosome.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2019
    Publication date: May 13, 2021
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masaaki MORI, Tatsuro KIMURA, Hiroyuki ENOKI, Yusuke UETA, Takeo SAKAIGAICHI, Yuke TARUMOTO, Minoru TANAKA, katsuki ADACHI, Taichiro HATTORI, Makoto UMEDA, Michiko HAYANO
  • Patent number: 10964957
    Abstract: The disclosure provides a manufacturing method for a fuel cell. The method includes a heating adhesion step in which a separator and a resin frame are adhered to each other. The heating adhesion step includes a plurality of heating steps in which a laminate is heated, and a conveyance step in which the laminate is conveyed between the heating steps. In the conveyance step, a support portion having a projecting portion projecting towards the laminate is used, and the laminate is supported only by the projecting portion and conveyed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Makoto Adachi, Kazuo Shobu, Tomoyuki Soda
  • Publication number: 20210075033
    Abstract: Provided is a manufacturing method of a fuel-cell single cell including a membrane-electrode assembly, an anode gas diffusion layer, a cathode gas diffusion layer, and a frame-shaped resin frame to which a peripheral edge portion of the membrane-electrode assembly is fixed. The method includes an adhesive application step of applying an adhesive by screen printing to a predetermined area of the resin frame while fixing the resin frame by suction, and a stacking step and a UV irradiation step of bonding together the resin frame to which the adhesive has been applied and the membrane-electrode assembly by the adhesive.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2020
    Publication date: March 11, 2021
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Makoto ADACHI
  • Publication number: 20200392959
    Abstract: A compressor includes a compression mechanism, a casing, and a temperature detector. The compression mechanism includes a rotation axis. The casing accommodates the compression mechanism. The casing includes a compression mechanism contact portion. The compression mechanism is in contact with an inner surface of the compression mechanism contact portion. The temperature detector is attached to an outer surface of the compression mechanism contact portion and is configured to sense temperature of the compression mechanism contact portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2018
    Publication date: December 17, 2020
    Inventors: Keita HONDA, Makoto ADACHI, Yuusuke FUJII
  • Patent number: 10847816
    Abstract: A fuel cell includes a power-generation channel provided on a surface of a cathode-side separator which faces a MEA and a cooling channel provided on a surface of the cathode-side separator opposite to the MEA. Air flows through the power-generation channel and the cooling channel. The cooling channel is separated from the power-generation channel by a side wall. The cross-sectional area of the power-generation channel on the air outlet side is smaller than that of the power-generation channel at a position upstream of the air outlet side, and the cross-sectional area of the cooling channel on the air outlet side is larger than that of the cooling channel at a position upstream of the air outlet side. A through-hole is provided in a side wall that separates the power-generation channel from the cooling channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Naoki Takehiro, Makoto Adachi
  • Publication number: 20200190888
    Abstract: An opening/closing body control device continues an as-needed operation where the opening/closing body is controlled in response to the operation instruction signal even when an abnormality in an opening/closing position of the opening/closing body is detected, continues opening and closing the opening/closing body until it is determined that the abnormal state in the opening/closing instruction signal is confirmed even when an abnormality in the opening/closing instruction signal is detected during the as-needed opening/closing operation, and stops opening and closing the opening/closing body the abnormal state in the opening/closing instruction signal is confirmed. The confirmation time at the presence of the opening/closing position abnormality is shorter than that at the absence of opening/closing position abnormality.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2019
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Applicant: OMRON AUTOMOTIVE ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takashi Aragai, Makoto Adachi, Tomohiro Murase
  • Publication number: 20200018993
    Abstract: Provided is a spectacle lens including: a lens substrate containing an ultraviolet absorber; and an antireflective film formed on at least one of a convex surface of the lens substrate and a concave surface facing the convex surface, in which the lens substrate is dyed with a yellow dye.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2019
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Applicant: HOYA LENS THAILAND LTD.
    Inventors: Makoto ADACHI, Hitoshi KAMURA, Shinya MIYAJIMA
  • Publication number: 20190393530
    Abstract: Bonding dies for producing a fuel cell that can suppress floating of a portion of a resin frame bonded to a membrane electrode assembly. The dies include first and second dies that face and contact one separator and the other separator, respectively. The first die includes a central receiving portion that receives a central region of the one separator, and an outer periphery receiving portion that receives a to-be-welded region of the one separator. The second die includes an inner die that pressurizes a central region of the other separator, and an outer die formed to surround the inner die and adapted to thermally compress a to-be-welded region of the other separator to be welded to the resin frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2019
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Rie TAKAMI, Makoto ADACHI
  • Patent number: 10445213
    Abstract: A non-transitory computer-readable storage medium storing an evaluation program that causes a computer to execute a process, the process including receiving designation of a software, obtaining an execution condition used for an execution request for the designated software based on information stored in a memory, the execution request having been issued by the specified software, the information associating the designated software with the execution condition, executing the execution request for the designated software, by using the acquired execution condition, acquiring log information regarding an execution of the designated software when the designated software is executed in response to the execution request, performing an evaluation related to the specified software, based on the acquired log information, and outputting an evaluation result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Naohiro Kishishita, Makoto Adachi, Hiroshi Iyobe, Yosuke Naka, Takaaki Nakazawa, Takeya Mutoh, Shunichi Obinata, Kazuki Yamada
  • Publication number: 20190219841
    Abstract: The spectacle lens includes a lens substrate; a multilayer film disposed on one surface of the lens substrate; and a multilayer film disposed on the other surface of the lens substrate, wherein an average reflectance within the wavelength range from 380 to 500 nm measured at least on one surface of the spectacle lens is 10.00% or more, and a reflectance measured at least on one surface of the spectacle lens is 5.00% or less in the entire range within the wavelength range from 400 to 780 nm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Applicant: HOYA LENS THAILAND LTD.
    Inventors: Makoto ADACHI, Hitoshi KAMURA, Takumi NOMURA, Osamu AKABAYASHI
  • Patent number: 10326147
    Abstract: The present invention is to provide a catalyst for fuel cells, which is able to inhibit gas diffusion resistance and shows high IV characteristics far more than conventional fuel cell catalysts, and a method for producing the catalyst. Disclosed is a catalyst for fuel cells, comprising fine catalyst particles, each of which comprises a palladium-containing particle and an outermost layer containing platinum and covering the palladium-containing particle, and a carrier on which the fine catalyst particles are supported, wherein the catalyst for fuel cells satisfies 0.9×S1?S2 in which S1 is a BET specific surface area of a material for the carrier, and S2 is a BET specific surface area of the carrier in the catalyst for fuel cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Keiichi Kaneko, Takumi Taniguchi, Makoto Adachi, Mayumi Yamada
  • Publication number: 20190173105
    Abstract: The disclosure provides a manufacturing method for a fuel cell. The method includes a heating adhesion step in which a separator and a resin frame are adhered to each other. The heating adhesion step includes a plurality of heating steps in which a laminate is heated, and a conveyance step in which the laminate is conveyed between the heating steps. In the conveyance step, a support portion having a projecting portion projecting towards the laminate is used, and the laminate is supported only by the projecting portion and conveyed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2018
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Makoto ADACHI, Kazuo SHOBU, Tomoyuki SODA
  • Patent number: 10263259
    Abstract: The present invention is to provide a method for producing core-shell catalyst particles with high catalytic activity per unit mass of platinum. Disclosed is a method for producing core-shell catalyst particles including a core containing palladium and a shell containing platinum and covering the shell, wherein the method includes: a step of depositing copper on the surface of the palladium-containing particles by applying a potential that is nobler than the oxidation-reduction potential of copper to the palladium-containing particles in a copper ion-containing electrolyte, and a step of forming the shell by, after the copper deposition step and inside the reaction system kept at ?3° C. or more and 10° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Keiichi Kaneko, Hiroko Kimura, Makoto Adachi
  • Patent number: 10103388
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for producing a fine catalyst particle comprising a palladium-containing particle and a platinum outermost layer covering the palladium-containing particle, wherein a first composite body containing palladium and platinum is formed by mixing the palladium-containing particle with a first solution in which a platinum compound is dissolved, and then covering at least part of a surface of the palladium-containing particle with platinum; wherein a second composite body containing palladium, platinum and copper is formed by mixing the first composite body with a second solution in which a copper compound is dissolved, and then covering at least part of a surface of the first composite body with copper using copper underpotential deposition; and wherein the copper in the second composite body is substituted with platinum derived from a third solution in which a platinum compound is dissolved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Keiichi Kaneko, Tsugio Fujisawa, Noriyuki Kitao, Makoto Adachi
  • Patent number: 10054715
    Abstract: An aspect of the present invention relates to an eyeglass lens comprising a lens substrate and a vapor-deposited film either directly or indirectly on the lens substrate, wherein the vapor-deposited film is an oxide film of metal selected from the group consisting of zirconium and tantalum, with an average grain size observed in a planar image obtained by a transmission electron microscope of equal to or greater than 3.5 nm and a proportion accounted for by grain boundaries, which are boundaries separating grains from regions outside of the grains, in a planar image obtained by a transmission electron microscope of less than 15%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: HOYA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Nobuyuki Tadokoro, Naomi Ogawa, Makoto Adachi, Yuko Komine, Koushi Harada
  • Patent number: 9972848
    Abstract: The present invention is to provide fine catalyst particles with better catalytic performance than ever before and a carbon-supported catalyst with better catalytic performance than ever before.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Noriyuki Kitao, Hiroko Kimura, Makoto Adachi, Keiichi Kaneko
  • Patent number: 9950314
    Abstract: The present invention is to provide fine catalyst particles to which sulfate ions are less likely to be adsorbed, and a carbon-supported catalyst to which sulfate ions are less likely to be adsorbed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Makoto Adachi, Naoki Takehiro, Keiichi Kaneko
  • Patent number: 9927557
    Abstract: An aspect of the present invention relates to an eyeglass lens comprising a lens substrate and a vapor-deposited film either directly or indirectly on the lens substrate, wherein the vapor-deposited film is an oxide film of metal selected from the group consisting of zirconium and tantalum, with a proportion accounted for by regions observed in a streaky shape, in a columnar shape, or in a lump shape in a cross-sectional image of the vapor-deposited film obtained by a transmission electron microscope of equal to or less than 20%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: HOYA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Nobuyuki Tadokoro, Naomi Ogawa, Makoto Adachi, Yuko Komine, Koushi Harada
  • Publication number: 20180069256
    Abstract: A fuel cell is provided with: a membrane electrode assembly (MEA); and a cathode-side separator assembled to the MEA, the cathode-side separator including first passages on a first surface of the cathode-side separator on a side closer to the MEA, and second passages on a second surface of the cathode-side separator on an opposite side, the first and second passages allowing oxidant gas to flow through the first and second passages, respectively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2017
    Publication date: March 8, 2018
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Makoto ADACHI, Naoki TAKEHIRO, Masaaki MATSUSUE, Masayuki ITO, Hideo NAGAOSA