Patents by Inventor Makoto Kato

Makoto Kato 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: 20210288382
    Abstract: It is an object of the present invention to provide a substrate for lithium ion battery separators which has high adhesion to an inorganic particle layer, can be made thin and is excellent in tensile strength and cuttability and a lithium ion battery separator including the substrate for lithium ion battery separators. The substrate for lithium ion battery separators which contains heat-resistant fibers and synthetic resin short fibers contains fibrillated heat-resistant fibers having a modified freeness of not more than 300 ml as the heat-resistant fibers and has a content of the fibrillated heat-resistant fibers having a modified freeness of not more than 300 ml of not less than 1.0 mass % to less than 5.0 mass % based on the total of all the fiber components contained in the substrate. The modified freeness is a value measured in accordance with JIS P8121-2:2012 except that an 80-mesh wire net having a wire diameter of 0.14 mm and an opening of 0.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2017
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI PAPER MILLS LIMITED
    Inventors: Toshihiro SHIGEMATSU, Tomohiro SATO, Makoto KATO, Masatoshi KITO, Noriko KASAI, Kukjin YOON, Wakana AIZAWA
  • Publication number: 20210277289
    Abstract: Conventionally, there was a need to add a large amount of electroconductive particles for improving conductivity, but when the electroconductive particles were added too much, initial viscosity was increased, and at the same time, it was difficult to stabilize preservation stability. However, conductivity can be improved without adding a large amount of the electroconductive particles by selecting a monomer, and at the same time, preservation stability can be stabilized by using certain electroconductive particles. A thermocurable electroconductive adhesive including components (A) to (D): component (A): an oligomer having a (meth)acryl group; component (B): a monomer having one methacryl group in a molecule; component (C): an organic peroxide having a specific structure; and component (D): electroconductive particles which are surface-treated with a stearic acid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2017
    Publication date: September 9, 2021
    Applicant: THREEBOND CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tomoya KODAMA, Soichi OTA, Masayuki OSADA, Hitoshi MAFUNE, Makoto KATO, Kanako MORII
  • Patent number: 11102448
    Abstract: An image processing system includes circuitry to: obtain a wide-angle image captured by an image capturing apparatus; generate a first image representing a part of the wide-angle image; and determine whether a first area includes a second area, the first area being a viewable area to be displayed on a display, the second area being represented by the first image. Based on a determination that the first area does not include the second area, the circuitry further converts the first image into a second image, the second image having definition lower than that of the first image, and converts the wide-angle image into a third image, the third image having definition lower than that of the wide-angle image, such that the second image and the third image are displayable on the display of the information processing apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki Toda, Tomohiro Ikeda, Yoshinaga Kato, Makoto Torikoshi
  • Patent number: 11097072
    Abstract: With a nebulizer mesh selection method it is possible to achieve optimal treatment which fits a medicine and a patient. A nebulizer mesh selection method includes a step of acquiring a medicine attribute, by a computer, a step of acquiring a patient breathing ability, a step of selecting a mesh that corresponds to the acquired medicine attribute and patient breathing ability based on a mesh selection table in which a predetermined mesh corresponds to a combination of a medicine attribute and a patient breathing ability, and a step of outputting the selected mesh.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: OMRON HEALTHCARE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Makoto Tabata, Takao Terada, Kei Asai, Masao Maeda, Yusuke Kato
  • Patent number: 11059434
    Abstract: A binding member includes a belt portion and a buckle portion. The buckle portion has a pillar-like shape that extends upward relative to a lower surface of the buckle portion, and has a belt insertion portion. The belt portion extends diagonally downward from a first side, in a left-right direction, of the buckle portion in the first side direction relative to the lower surface. The belt insertion portion penetrates through the buckle portion diagonally upward from a second side opposite to the first side, in the left-right direction, of the buckle portion toward the first side relative to the lower surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: DAIWA KASEI INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Toshio Iwahara, Makoto Kato, Katsuya Hirakawa
  • Patent number: 11052838
    Abstract: An engaging member is formed by a binding member and a body member separate from the binding member being combined. The binding member has a belt portion that winds around an outer periphery of a wire routing material, and a buckle portion capable of fixing both ends of the belt portion. The body member includes, as an engaging portion for assembly into a vehicle body, a pillar portion to be inserted in a fixing hole of the vehicle body, and an elastic latch piece that is inserted, together with the pillar portion, in the fixing hole, is elastically deformed so as to approach the pillar portion when inserted, is elastically restored in the inserted state, is latched by and against a peripheral portion of the fixing hole. The pillar portion has a buckle storing portion in which the buckle portion is stored.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignees: DAIWA KASEI INDUSTRY CO., LTD., TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Toshio Iwahara, Makoto Kato, Katsuya Hirakawa
  • Patent number: 11040882
    Abstract: A carbon material precursor comprises an acrylamide-based polymer having a weight-average molecular weight of 10,000 to 2,000,000 and a polydispersity of the molecular weight (weight-average molecular weight/number-average molecular weight) of 5.0 or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA CHUO KENKYUSHO
    Inventors: Takuya Morishita, Kazuhiro Nomura, Hiromitsu Tanaka, Megumi Sasaki, Makoto Kato
  • Publication number: 20210163730
    Abstract: The invention provides an assembly comprising a polyacetal part and a metal part, wherein corrosion of the metal part is reduced by incorporating a carbodiimide in the polyacetal part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2019
    Publication date: June 3, 2021
    Inventors: Marta Dal Molin, Makoto Kato
  • Patent number: 11007702
    Abstract: A resin member has a longitudinal direction, includes a stretchable portion having an extending portion extending in a direction crossing the longitudinal direction, when the resin member is stretched in the longitudinal direction, an angle at which the extending portion extends changes, and the material of the stretchable portion contains cellulose fibers and a resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Inventors: Makoto Kato, Hiroaki Hosomi
  • Patent number: 10995245
    Abstract: An epoxy resin composition which exhibits excellent storage stability while having a low initial viscosity and favorable low temperature curability and an electro-conductive adhesive containing the same. An epoxy resin composition includes components (A) to (C): component (A): an epoxy resin (excluding the following component (B)); component (B): an epoxy resin having one epoxy group in a molecule and a surface tension of from 28.5 to 35.0 mN/m; and component (C): a latent curing agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: THREEBOND CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Soichi Ota, Takashi Suzuki, Makoto Kato, Hitoshi Mafune, Masayuki Osada
  • Patent number: 10981522
    Abstract: Elongated wire routing materials are bound by a first-side binding member on a first side in the longitudinal direction of the wire routing materials, and are bound by a second-side binding member on a second side opposite to the first side. An engaging member includes an engaging portion for assembly into a vehicle body, and an attachment portion serving as the part to which the wire routing materials are attached such that the attachment portion is slidable relative to the wire routing materials in the longitudinal direction. At least one of the engaging portion and the attachment portion comes into contact with the first-side binding member at the first side, and at least one of the engaging portion and the attachment portion comes into contact with the second-side binding member at the second side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignees: DAIWA KASEI INDUSTRY CO., LTD., TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Makoto Kato, Katsuya Hirakawa, Kazunori Takata, Shinji Oshita, Itsuo Wakabayashi
  • Patent number: 10982120
    Abstract: Conventionally, when an adherend is nickel or the like, it has been difficult to realize an electroconductive adhesive that lowers connection resistance in various kinds of thermocurable curing resins. However, it is possible to provide an electroconductive adhesive, in the case where the adherend is nickel or the like, which reduces connection resistance in various kinds of thermocurable curing resins while simultaneously maintaining storage stability to have good handleability. The present description provides a thermocurable electroconductive adhesive including the following components (A) to (D): Component (A): a curable resin, Component (B): a thermal curing agent that cures Component (A), Component (C): an organometallic complex, and Component (D): electroconductive particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: THREEBOND CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Soichi Ota, Hitoshi Mafune, Makoto Kato, Tomoya Kodama
  • Publication number: 20210074981
    Abstract: A coating solution for lithium ion battery separators which comprises inorganic particles, an organic polymer binder and carboxymethyl cellulose having an etherification rate of 1.10 to 2.00 or a salt thereof, or a coating solution for lithium ion battery separators comprising inorganic particles containing magnesium hydroxide having a linseed oil absorption of 30 to 80 (g/100 g), and a separator having a coating layer formed from the coating solution on a substrate and high safety and low internal resistance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2019
    Publication date: March 11, 2021
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI PAPER MILLS LIMITED
    Inventors: Tomohiro SATO, Hideaki SAEGUSA, Makoto KATO, Noriko KASAI, Kukjin YOON
  • Publication number: 20210031709
    Abstract: Elongated wire routing materials are bound by a first-side binding member on a first side in the longitudinal direction of the wire routing materials, and are bound by a second-side binding member on a second side opposite to the first side. An engaging member includes an engaging portion for assembly into a vehicle body, and an attachment portion serving as the part to which the wire routing materials are attached such that the attachment portion is slidable relative to the wire routing materials in the longitudinal direction. At least one of the engaging portion and the attachment portion comes into contact with the first-side binding member at the first side, and at least one of the engaging portion and the attachment portion comes into contact with the second-side binding member at the second side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2020
    Publication date: February 4, 2021
    Inventors: Makoto KATO, Katsuya HIRAKAWA, Kazunori TAKATA, Shinji OSHITA, Itsuo WAKABAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20210012999
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an apparatus and method for analyzing the energy of backscattered electrons generated from a specimen. The apparatus includes: an electron beam source (101) for generating a primary electron beam; an electron optical system (102, 105, 112) configured to direct the primary electron beam to a specimen while focusing and deflecting the primary electron beam; and an energy analyzing system configured to detect an energy spectrum of backscattered electrons emitted from the specimen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2019
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Inventors: Makoto KATO, Sumio SASAKI, Yukihiro TANAKA, Yuichiro YAMAZAKI
  • Publication number: 20200406750
    Abstract: An autonomous vehicle is provided with a touch panel that enables an operator to input vehicle speed control instructions during an automatic driving mode and a mechanical operation unit for inputting driving control instructions. The mechanical operation unit can be stored in a storage compartment covered with a lid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2020
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Inventors: Masaki Shitara, Yasukazu Honda, Masahiro Nakamura, Makoto Kato, Eiichi Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10850775
    Abstract: In a vehicle lower portion structure, a plurality of cross members are suspended along a vehicle width direction between a pair of side rails. Further, an oil pan guard is suspended along a longitudinal direction between a No. 2 cross member and a No. 3 cross member to protect an oil pan of a transmission from below. When a vehicle collides on its front, engagement between the oil pan guard and the cross member is released, to thereby prevent a decrease in the amount of collision energy to be absorbed by the pair of side rails.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Makoto Kato, Kotaro Shirotori, Shota Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20200291903
    Abstract: A canister includes a main chamber where a charge port and a purge port are located, and at least one subsidiary chamber. Any one of the at least one subsidiary chamber includes an atmosphere port. The at least one subsidiary chamber includes at least one specified subsidiary chamber including a specified absorption layer containing specified activated carbon. An L/D of the specified absorption layer is equal to or greater than 2.0 and equal to or less than 7.0 where L is a length of the specified absorption layer and D is an equivalent diameter of a cross-section of the specified absorption layer taken orthogonally to longitudinal directions. The specified activated carbon has BWC equal to or greater than 8.0 g/dL and equal to or less than 10.5 g/dL.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2020
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Inventors: Takuya Nakagawa, Makoto Kato, Masahito Hosoi
  • Publication number: 20200240040
    Abstract: A fiber-processing apparatus includes a feed section feeding a dispersion containing liquid and a fibrous material which contains a polysaccharide as a main component and which is dispersed in the liquid and also includes an ejection section ejecting a fluid in which the concentration of the fibrous material is lower than that in the dispersion toward the fed dispersion to crush the fibrous material in the dispersion. The feed section preferably feeds the dispersion vertically downward. Furthermore, the ejection section preferably ejects the fluid downward rather than horizontally.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2020
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Inventor: Makoto KATO
  • Patent number: D908075
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Inventors: Aaron Park, Akihisa Okada, Makoto Kato, Takeshi Okabe, Isamu Masakawa