Patents by Inventor Masahiro Nakamura

Masahiro Nakamura 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: 20210111465
    Abstract: The present disclosure aims to suppress, in a winding type electrode body in which a negative electrode lead is bonded to a winding start side end of a negative electrode collector, electrode plate deformation in association with charge/discharge cycles. A nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery according to one aspect of the present disclosure includes a winding type electrode body (14). A negative electrode (12) includes a negative electrode lead (20a) bonded to a winding start side end of a negative electrode collector and is wound at least one turn from a winding-direction inner end so as not to face a positive electrode (11) with a separator (13) interposed therebetween. The negative electrode (12) includes an insulating tape (40) adhered to the negative electrode collector so as to straddle a surface of the negative electrode lead (20a) in a winding direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2018
    Publication date: April 15, 2021
    Applicant: SANYO Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Atsushi Mizawa, Junichi Sugaya, Tomomichi Ueda, Masahiro Nakamura, Kei Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20210069053
    Abstract: To provide a joint support unit, etc. capable of being worn on both left and right joints. A joint support unit 20 includes a first link 21 worn on one end side of a knee joint, a second link 22 worn on the other end side of the knee joint, and a driving unit 30 configured to cause the first link 21 and the second link 22 to perform rotational movement, or to relatively perform rotational movement while moving a rotation center and to perform sliding movement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2018
    Publication date: March 11, 2021
    Inventors: Hidetsugu Terada, Koji Makino, Teppei Ogura, Masahiro Nakamura, Rei Takahashi, Masaru Hoshino, Yukinobu Makihara
  • Publication number: 20210036380
    Abstract: In a nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery according to one example of an embodiment, a winding type electrode body includes, at an outermost circumferential surface thereof, an exposed portion of a negative electrode collector and is provided with a tape which is adhered on the outermost circumferential surface from a winding-finish side end portion of a negative electrode and past a winding-finish end of the electrode body. The exposed portion is in contact with an inner circumferential surface of an exterior package can, and the tape has an easy-tear line formed in an extension portion extending from a position overlapping with the winding-finish end to a side opposite to an inner winding direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2019
    Publication date: February 4, 2021
    Applicant: SANYO Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tomomichi Ueda, Masahiro Nakamura, Atsushi Mizawa
  • 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: 10836958
    Abstract: A wavelength conversion member includes: a substrate; and a wavelength converter that converts color of incident light, the wavelength converter being provided on a surface of the substrate. The wavelength converter has: inorganic phosphor particles which convert the color of the incident light; and a binder layer that fixes the inorganic phosphor particle to one another, the binder layer including at least one type of metal oxides with a melting point of 800° C. or less. The substrate and the wavelength converter are fixed to each other by the binder layer of the wavelength converter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masahiro Nakamura, Tatsuya Okuno, Youshin Lee
  • Publication number: 20200347290
    Abstract: A wavelength converter includes: a substrate portion; and an optical conversion layer including optical conversion inorganic particles and a binder portion that mutually holds the optical conversion inorganic particles, and being formed on the substrate portion, wherein the substrate portion and the binder portion bond to each other, and wherein the binder portion includes, as a main component, an inorganic polycrystalline substance composed in such a manner that inorganic material particles having an average particle size of 1 ?m or less are bound to one another, and has thermal conductivity of 2 w/mK or more.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2018
    Publication date: November 5, 2020
    Inventor: Masahiro NAKAMURA
  • Publication number: 20200318653
    Abstract: A compressor wheel includes a compressor wheel body, and a thermal insulating coating layer disposed so as to cover at least a part of a back surface of the compressor wheel body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 25, 2017
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES ENGINE & TURBOCHARGER, LTD.
    Inventors: Keigo SAKAMOTO, Shigeyoshi SAKUMA, Eigo KATOU, Masahiro NAKAMURA, Takashi ARAI, Yusuke FURUTA, Makoto OZAKI
  • Publication number: 20200254847
    Abstract: An in-vehicle air conditioning device includes a plurality of air conditioning openings provided for each of a plurality of seats of the vehicle at at least one of an upper part and a lower part of the vehicle corresponding to each seat; a plurality of airflow generators that are provided for each of the air conditioning openings and generate an airflow discharged from the air conditioning openings while controlling a temperature and an amount of the airflow; and a controller that individually controls the plurality of airflow generators, wherein at least some of the plurality of airflow generators include an air volume distribution adjustor adjusts planar distribution of a volume of air that passes through the air volume distribution adjustor, and wherein the controller control an amount of the planar distribution of the volume of air adjusted by the air volume distribution adjustor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2019
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Inventors: Masahiro NAKAMURA, Hideyuki MINAI, Makoto TAKEUCHI, Ayako IINO, Yo AKIYAMA
  • Publication number: 20200255729
    Abstract: A wavelength converter includes: a plurality of phosphor particles; and a binder layer that adheres the plurality of adjacent phosphor particles to one another, the binder layer being composed of a nanoparticle-adhered body in which a plurality of nanoparticles having an average particle size D50 of 1 nm or more and less than 100 nm are adhered to one another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Inventors: Tatsuya OKUNO, Masahiro NAKAMURA, Youshin LEE, Shunpei FUJII
  • Publication number: 20200180321
    Abstract: A liquid supply device includes a connection body which includes a liquid introduction portion which is capable of connecting to a liquid outlet portion of a liquid container which includes the liquid outlet portion which contains the liquid which is supplied to the liquid ejecting unit which ejects the liquid and is capable of guiding out the liquid, a liquid container support portion which is capable of supporting the liquid container in a state in which the liquid introduction portion is capable of being connected to the liquid outlet portion to be capable of being freely attached and detached, and a connection body holding portion which holds the connection body in a state in which a connection of the liquid introduction portion with the liquid outlet portion is released.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2019
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Inventors: Toshihiro YOKOZAWA, Jun SHIMAZAKI, Junpei YAMASHITA, Katsumi SHINKAI, Masahiro NAKAMURA
  • Patent number: 10648164
    Abstract: A flush toilet comprises a bowl portion including a rim portion and a shelf portion; a water discharge path for discharging waste; a water spouting portion for spouting flush water onto the shelf portion of the bowl portion to form a swirl flow; and a water conduit for supplying the flush water to the water spouting portion; wherein the bowl portion includes a front region and a rear region, and the rim portion of the bowl portion is such that a curvature radius in the front region is equal to or smaller than a curvature radius of the rear region, and wherein the water spouting portion is formed on either a left or right side in the front region and spouts the flush water toward a front of the rim portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: TOTO LTD.
    Inventors: Yu Yamasaki, Kenji Watanabe, Masaaki Inoue, Masahiro Nakamura
  • Patent number: 10651286
    Abstract: A silicon nitride cap on a gate stack is removed by etching with a fluorohydrocarbon-containing plasma subsequent to formation of source/drain regions without causing unacceptable damage to the gate stack or source/drain regions. A fluorohydrocarbon-containing polymer protection layer is selectively deposited on the regions that are not to be etched during the removal of the nitride cap. The ability to remove the silicon nitride material using gas chemistry, causing formation of a volatile etch product and protection layer, enables reduction of the ion energy to the etching threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Ravi K. Dasaka, Sebastian U. Engelmann, Nicholas C. M. Fuller, Masahiro Nakamura, Richard S. Wise
  • Patent number: 10651348
    Abstract: A light emitting device 1 includes: a substrate 30; and a phosphor layer 40 composed in such a manner that a large number of phosphor particles 60 are adhered onto a flat surface 32 of the substrate 30. At least one of the phosphor particles 60 is a polyhedral phosphor particle 65 that is monodispersed, is derived from a crystal structure of garnet and has facets, and a median particle size D50 of the polyhedral phosphor particle 65 is 30 ?m or more and a maximum thickness of the phosphor layer 40 or less. It is preferable that at least one of the phosphor particles 60 adhered onto the flat surface 32 of the substrate 30 is the polyhedral phosphor particle 65 that is monodispersed, is derived from the crystal structure of the garnet, and has the facets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Youshin Lee, Shozo Oshio, Tatsuya Okuno, Takeshi Abe, Masahiro Nakamura
  • Publication number: 20200142288
    Abstract: A wavelength conversion member (1) includes: a substrate (10); a wavelength converter (30) including phosphor particles (40) excited by excitation light and a binder layer (50) that fixes or adheres the adjacent phosphor particles (40) to one another, the wavelength converter (30) being provided on a front surface side of the substrate (10); and a light reflecting film (20) that reflects fluorescent light radiated by the phosphor particles (40), the light reflecting film (20) being provided on at least a part of an interface between the substrate (10) and the wavelength converter (30), wherein a refractive index of the phosphor particles (40) is larger than a refractive index of the binder layer (50). It is preferable that the binder layer (50) include nanogaps which are voids with an average diameter of 300 nm or less in an inside.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2018
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Inventors: Tatsuya OKUNO, Masahiro NAKAMURA, Youshin LEE
  • Patent number: 10626589
    Abstract: A flush toilet comprises a bowl portion including a waste receiving surface, a rim portion formed on the top edge portion thereof so that inner circumferential surface thereof rises essentially vertically, and a shelf portion formed between the rim portion and the waste receiving surface; a water spouting portion for spouting flush water onto the shelf portion to form a swirl flow; and a water conduit for supplying the flush water to the spouting portion. The water spouting portion is formed in the front region of the bowl portion, and a part of the inner circumferential surface of the rim portion is formed in an inward-facing overhanging shape; and the water spouting portion is covered by the overhanging part of the rim portion such that a user cannot observe the water spouting portion when viewing from diagonally forward and above the bowl portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: TOTO LTD.
    Inventors: Yu Yamasaki, Masaaki Inoue, Masahiro Nakamura
  • Publication number: 20200119406
    Abstract: A nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery according to an embodiment of the present disclosure includes: a wound electrode assembly (14) formed by spirally winding, via a separator (13), a positive electrode (11) and a negative electrode (12) in which a negative electrode mixture layer is formed on a negative electrode core, where: the negative electrode (12) includes a non-opposing portion (12a) that is wound 1.25 turns or more from an inner edge in a winding direction of the wound electrode assembly (14) without facing the positive electrode via the separator (13); the non-opposing portion (12a) includes a negative electrode mixture layer-formed portion (12c) in which the negative electrode mixture layer is formed on at least either side continuously in an inward winding direction from an outer edge in the winding direction; and the negative electrode mixture layer-formed portion (12c) is wound 0.75 turns or more.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Applicant: SANYO Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Junichi SUGAYA, Atsushi MIZAWA, Yuji YAMAGAMI, Tomomichi UEDA, Masahiro NAKAMURA
  • Patent number: 10591695
    Abstract: Provided is an optical device including an object-side body portion to and from which an eyepiece-side support member supporting an eyepiece system optical component can be attached and removed; an objective system optical component supported on the object-side body portion; a housing section that houses at least a portion of the eyepiece-side support member; a manipulation member by which a rotation manipulation is performed on the housing section; a following member that is driven and displaced by the manipulation member being rotated; and a gripping member that has at least a portion thereof arranged inside the housing section and grips the eyepiece-side support member when the following member is displaced. The manipulation member rotates freely relative to the following member when a gripping force exerted on the eyepiece-side support member by the gripping member reaches a prescribed value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: NIKON VISION CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Masahiro Nakamura
  • Patent number: 10550282
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to find a cationic electrodeposition coating composition excellent in throwing power, anti-GA gas pinhole properties, and anti-corrosion properties, and to provide a coated article excellent in these coating film properties. The present invention provides a cationic electrodeposition coating composition containing an amino-containing epoxy resin (A), a blocked polyisocyanate curing agent (B), and a pigment (C), the amino-containing epoxy resin (A) being obtained by reacting an epoxy resin (A1), a polyphenol compound (A2), a dimer acid diglycidyl ester (A3), and an amine compound (A4).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignees: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, KANSAI PAINT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takeo Yamaguchi, Motohide Mori, Masahiro Nakamura, Hiroshi Hosono, Minoru Hanatani, Shigetaka Setodoi
  • Publication number: 20190377334
    Abstract: The integrated control processing unit is configured to recognize a varying processable amount over time within a predetermined period of each of the simulators; transmit a simulation request for a simulation process within an optimal processing amount within the recognized processable amount of each of the simulators to each of the simulators together with an operation state information group and a simulation condition; receive a plurality of evaluation value groups as a simulation process result based on the operation state information group and the simulation condition from each of the simulators; and recognize a highest evaluation value group based on an operation objective function among a plurality of received evaluation value groups. The operational plan optimization device can perform various simulation operations at high speed at lower cost and recognize an optimal operation efficiently using hardware resources when performing operation simulation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2017
    Publication date: December 12, 2019
    Applicant: LEXER RESEARCH Inc.
    Inventor: Masahiro Nakamura
  • Publication number: 20190341530
    Abstract: A wavelength converter includes: inorganic phosphor particles; translucent non-fluorescent light emitting inorganic particles; and an inorganic binder, wherein the inorganic phosphor particles and the translucent non-fluorescent light emitting inorganic particles are bound to each other by the inorganic binder, an average particle size of the translucent non-fluorescent light emitting inorganic particles is equal to or more than an average particle size of the inorganic phosphor particles, thermal conductivity of the translucent non-fluorescent light emitting inorganic particles is larger than thermal conductivity of the inorganic phosphor particles, a refractive index of the translucent non-fluorescent light emitting inorganic particles stays within a range of ±6% of a refractive index of the inorganic phosphor particles, and fluorescence is emitted upon receiving excitation light.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2017
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Inventors: Tatsuya OKUNO, Masahiro NAKAMURA, Youshin LEE