Patents by Inventor Makoto Nagai

Makoto Nagai 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: 20200252027
    Abstract: A concentrator photovoltaic module includes: a concentrating portion configured by arranging multiple Fresnel lenses that concentrate sunlight; multiple power generating elements arranged at positions corresponding respectively to the Fresnel lenses; multiple ball lenses corresponding respectively to the power generating elements and guide the sunlight concentrated by the Fresnel lenses to the power generating elements; and a housing that contains the ball lenses and the power generating elements. The housing includes a resin frame body, and a metal bottom plate that is fixed to the frame body, and on an inner surface of which the ball lenses and the power generating elements are arranged. Multiple columnar heat-dissipating members, extending along an outer surface of the bottom plate and dissipating the heat of the bottom plate outward, are attached to the outside surface of the bottom plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2018
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Applicant: SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Youichi NAGAI, Kazushi IYATANI, Munetsugu UEYAMA, Makoto INAGAKI, Yoshiya ABIKO
  • Patent number: 10734350
    Abstract: There is disclosed a method for manufacturing a semiconductor device comprising a semiconductor chip having a connection portion and a wiring circuit board having a connection portion, the respective connection portions being electrically connected to each other, or a semiconductor device comprising a plurality of semiconductor chips having connection portions, the respective connection portions being electrically connected to each other. The connection portions consist of metal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: HITACHI CHEMICAL COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Kazutaka Honda, Koichi Chabana, Makoto Satou, Akira Nagai
  • Publication number: 20200225387
    Abstract: Provided are a reflective sheet having selective reflection in a wide wavelength range and a small change in tint depending on angles at which light is visually recognized, a decorative sheet, and a method of manufacturing a reflective sheet, the reflective sheet including a pitch gradient layer in which a helical pitch changes in a thickness direction of the layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2020
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Makoto ISHIGURO, Nobuhiko ICHIHARA, Michio NAGAI
  • Patent number: 10702352
    Abstract: An operating portion which allows a bending treatment instrument to be inserted into an endoscope channel and bendably operated smoothly through intuition. The operating portion is connected with a device wire and bending wires and used to operate the treatment instrument and bend a freely bendable, bending treatment instrument, where the device wire is connected to a treatment instrument provided at a distal end of the bending treatment instrument and is used to operate the treatment instrument and the plurality of bending wires is used to bend the bending treatment instrument, the operating portion including: an operating portion body; a guide unit penetrated by the device wire; a bending wire pulling unit connected with the bending wires and swingably assembled onto the guide unit; and a grip portion connected with the device wire and configured to be reciprocable in an axial direction of the bending wire pulling unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignees: Kyushu University, National University Corporation, HOGY MEDICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ryu Nakadate, Hajime Kenmotsu, Makoto Hashizume, Hiroyasu Fujita, Shunsuke Nagai, Jiro Kato
  • Patent number: 10608580
    Abstract: In a concentrator photovoltaic unit configured to guide sunlight concentrated by a primary concentrating portion to a power generating element by means of a secondary concentrating portion, the secondary concentrating portion includes: a secondary lens having a three-dimensional shape; and a cover portion being translucent and having a refractive index higher than that of air and lower than that of the secondary lens, the cover portion covering at least a surface on which the sunlight is incident in a surface of the secondary lens, in a thin film shape extending along the surface on which the sunlight is incident. By arranging a large number of the units, a concentrator photovoltaic module can be configured. By arranging a large number of the concentrator photovoltaic modules, a concentrator photovoltaic panel can be configured. By further providing a driving device for tracking the sun, a concentrator photovoltaic apparatus can be configured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazumasa Toya, Takashi Iwasaki, Youichi Nagai, Yoshiya Abiko, Kenji Saito, Makoto Inagaki
  • Publication number: 20200073173
    Abstract: Provided are a decorative sheet for making the element using external light, for example, a camera or a sensor inconspicuous to an observer and an optical device and an image display device that include the above-described decorative sheet. The decorative sheet including a circularly polarized light reflecting layer, a ?/4 plate A, a linear polarizer, and a ?/4 plate B in this order, in which the circularly polarized light reflecting layer includes one or more cholesteric liquid crystal layers having wavelength selective reflecting properties, in a case where an integral reflectivity at a wavelength ? nm is represented by I-R(?), I-R(630), I-R(550), and I-R(450) of the circularly polarized light reflecting layer are 30% or higher, and an angle between a slow axis of the ?/4 plate A and an absorption axis of the linear polarizer and an angle between a slow axis of the ?/4 plate B and the absorption axis of the linear polarizer are 45°±10°, respectively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2019
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Makoto Ishiguro, Nobuhiko Ichihara, Michio Nagai
  • Patent number: 10580712
    Abstract: Disclosed is a wiring board on which an optical element is mounted in a state of being sealed by a transparent plate, lens or the like while preventing or reducing the occurrence of condensation or freezing on a surface of the transparent plate, lens or the like. In one embodiment, the wiring board includes: a board body formed with opposed front and back surfaces by stacking of a plurality of ceramic layers (insulating layers); and a plurality of optical element-mounting pads disposed on a bottom surface of a cavity open to the front surface of the board body. The wiring board further includes a heater circuit arranged at the front surface of the board body or an interface of the ceramic layers of the board body along a peripheral side in plan view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: NGK SPARK PLUG CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Makoto Nagai
  • Patent number: 10560051
    Abstract: Provided is a photovoltaic apparatus including: a power generation part including a plurality of power generating elements each generating power in accordance with an amount of received light, the power generation part having a light receiving surface and a back surface positioned on an opposite side to the light receiving surface; a function part provided separately from the power generation part and configured to provide functions regarding the photovoltaic apparatus; and a position changeable part provided between the power generation part and the function part and capable of changing positions of the power generation part and the function part, wherein the back surface of the power generation part faces the function part face, and the position changeable part is capable of changing the positions of the power generation part and the function part while maintaining a state where the back surface of the power generation part faces the function part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takashi Iwasaki, Yoshiya Abiko, Youichi Nagai, Makoto Inagaki
  • Publication number: 20200035411
    Abstract: A drum-type magnetic body includes: a pair of flange parts that are facing each other; and a shaft part connecting the pair of flange parts, wherein an outer periphery of a cross section of the shaft part in a direction orthogonal to an axis of the shaft part has an oval shape constituted by a pair of parallel straight parts and a pair of arc parts connecting end parts of the pair of parallel straight parts, and the flange parts each have an outer principal face running orthogonal to the axis of the shaft part, and the pair of parallel straight parts are running in parallel with a longitudinal direction of the principal face of the flange part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2019
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Inventors: Makoto SHIMIZU, Yusuke NAGAI
  • Publication number: 20200016710
    Abstract: A conveyance apparatus includes two clamp mechanisms. Each of the clamp mechanisms is configured to freely change its state among a fully clamping state, a semi-clamping state, and a non-clamping state. When an object is delivered from a first clamp mechanism that is holding the object to a second clamp mechanism, the second clamp mechanism is brought into the semi-clamping state to temporarily hold the object. Then, the first clamp mechanism is brought into the non-clamping state and the second clamp mechanism is brought into the fully clamping state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2018
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Applicant: AISIN AW CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuichiro YOSHIMURA, Atsushi KOHAMA, Atsushi YOSHIDA, Makoto IIDA, Syuntaro NAGAI
  • Patent number: 10496258
    Abstract: An image of a folder linked to one program is displayed on a display section by a simpler operation than a conventional operation. A control section displays a program icon image on a display section, the program icon image being an image associated with a program, and being an image causing processing related to the program to be performed in response to reception of a predetermined operation on the image. The control section changes the program icon image displayed on the display section and associated with the program to a folder corresponding image in response to reception of an instruction to generate a folder linked to the program, the folder corresponding image being an image associated with the folder linked to the program, and being an image causing the program corresponding image associated with the program linked to the folder to be displayed on the display section in response to reception of the predetermined operation on the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: SONY INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT INC.
    Inventors: Sumino Sato, Norihiro Nagai, Toru Yamamoto, Yuji Nakamura, Ryota Uchino, Takeshi Nakagawa, Makoto Saito, Masanori Nomura
  • Patent number: 10475572
    Abstract: A magnetic material is pressure-molded using dies into a compact having an H-shaped cross section, constituted by a pair of flange parts that are facing each other and a web part connecting the pair of flange parts. Next, a cured product of the compact is turned around a rotational shaft passing through the center parts of the principal faces of the flange parts, and the web part is ground, to form a drum-type ground product having a pair of flange parts on both ends of a shaft part in a manner facing each other. Then, the ground product is heat-treated to obtain a drum core of a magnetic body. On the drum core, terminal electrodes are provided and a conductive wire with sheath is wound around the shaft part, after which an exterior part is given, to obtain a coil component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: TAIYO YUDEN CO., LTD
    Inventors: Makoto Shimizu, Yusuke Nagai
  • Patent number: 10458529
    Abstract: A linear motion mechanism, including a drive portion, a screw shaft which is rotationally driven about an axis by the drive portion and in which a first spiral screw groove is formed on an outer peripheral surface, a nut in which a second spiral screw groove facing the first screw groove is formed on an inner peripheral surface and which moves forward or backward relative to the screw shaft in an axial direction, in which an axis of the screw shaft extends, according to a rotation of the screw shaft, a plurality of load balls which are disposed in a transfer path formed by the first screw groove and the second screw groove and advance while rolling on the transfer path, a plurality of retainer frames which are disposed between the plurality of load balls and advances on the transfer path along with the load balls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES COMPRESSOR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hideki Tonaka, Naoyuki Nagai, Yoshitaka Hamamoto, Makoto Katagake
  • Publication number: 20190318972
    Abstract: Disclosed is a wiring board on which an optical element is mounted in a state of being sealed by a transparent plate, lens or the like while preventing or reducing the occurrence of condensation or freezing on a surface of the transparent plate, lens or the like. In one embodiment, the wiring board includes: a board body formed with opposed front and back surfaces by stacking of a plurality of ceramic layers (insulating layers); and a plurality of optical element-mounting pads disposed on a bottom surface of a cavity open to the front surface of the board body. The wiring board further includes a heater circuit arranged at the front surface of the board body or an interface of the ceramic layers of the board body along a peripheral side in plan view.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2017
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Inventor: Makoto NAGAI
  • Publication number: 20190292970
    Abstract: A catalyst state estimation apparatus includes a first sensor, a memory and a processor. The first sensor is configured to acquire information about a catalyst that removes a toxic substance in an exhaust gas, the first sensor being provided in a main passage into which the exhaust gas flows from an internal combustion engine. The memory is configured to previously store a catalyst state estimation model that includes at least one mathematical model. The processor is configured to estimate a removal performance of the catalyst by applying the information about the catalyst acquired by the first sensor to the catalyst state estimation model.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2019
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takato IKEDO, Matsuei Ueda, Makoto Nagaoka, Harufumi Muto, Kohei Mori, Hitoshi Hosaki, Atsushi Nagai, Satoshi Takamoto
  • Publication number: 20190269478
    Abstract: A fixing stand to which an endoscope body and treatment instruments can be easily attached in an easy-to-operate manner and which facilitates increase or decrease in the number of such items is provided. A fixing stand includes legs and a fixing stand body erected on the legs, the fixing stand allowing at least one or more of an endoscope body of an endoscope and an operation input portion of a treatment instrument for use in a surgery to be attached to the fixing stand in a detachable manner. The endoscope body and the operation input portion are attached to fixtures which are disposed side by side substantially horizontally to the direction in which the fixing stand is erected. The fixtures are detachably attached to a fixing base which extends substantially horizontally to the fixing stand body. A hanger component is further attached to the fixing base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2017
    Publication date: September 5, 2019
    Applicants: KYUSHU UNIVERSITY, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION, HOGY MEDICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ryu NAKADATE, Makoto HASHIZUME, Shunsuke NAGAI, Hiroyasu FUJITA, Jiro KATO
  • Publication number: 20190269306
    Abstract: A fixing device for an endoscope that allows easy detachment of the endoscope from an endoscope holder even with the endoscope kept inserted in a body cavity is provided. A fixing device for fixing an endoscope capable of observing an operative site in a body cavity using an endoscope having an insertion portion to be inserted into the body cavity and an endoscope body attached at an end of the insertion portion. The fixing device includes a holder body which is attached to a fixing stand placed on a floor and holds the endoscope body in a rotatable manner. The holder body includes a detaching mechanism that allows the endoscope body to be detached from the holder body while keeping the insertion portion inserted in the body cavity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2017
    Publication date: September 5, 2019
    Applicants: KYUSHU UNIVERSITY, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION, HOGY MEDICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ryu NAKADATE, Makoto HASHIZUME, Shunsuke NAGAI, Hiroyasu FUJITA, Jiro KATO
  • Patent number: 10388878
    Abstract: The present invention is a material having excellent performance as an n-type semiconductor material, in particular for organic thin-film solar cells. The present invention provides an n-type semiconductor consisting of a fullerene derivative having a purity of 99% or more, the fullerene derivative being represented by formula (1): wherein ring A represents C60 fullerene; R1 represents a hydrogen atom, alkyl optionally having at least one substituent, or aryl optionally having at least one substituent; and Ar represents aryl optionally substituted with at least one alkyl group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignees: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD., OSAKA UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Takabumi Nagai, Kenji Adachi, Yoshio Aso, Yutaka Ie, Makoto Karakawa
  • Patent number: D864853
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kenji Saito, Youichi Nagai, Akihiko Kojima, Takashi Iwasaki, Yoshiya Abiko, Makoto Inagaki
  • Patent number: D877100
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazumasa Toya, Kenji Saito, Youichi Nagai, Takashi Iwasaki, Makoto Inagaki, Kazushi Iyatani