Patents by Inventor Masahiro Takahashi

Masahiro Takahashi 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: 20200343529
    Abstract: A positive electrode active material which can improve cycle characteristics of a secondary battery is provided. Two kinds of regions are provided in a superficial portion of a positive electrode active material such as lithium cobaltate which has a layered rock-salt crystal structure. The inner region is a non-stoichiometric compound containing a transition metal such as titanium, and the outer region is a compound of representative elements such as magnesium oxide. The two kinds of regions each have a rock-salt crystal structure. The inner layered rock-salt crystal structure and the two kinds of regions in the superficial portion are topotaxy; thus, a change of the crystal structure of the positive electrode active material generated by charging and discharging can be effectively suppressed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2020
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Applicant: SEMICONDUCTOR ENERGY LABORATORY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Teruaki OCHIAI, Takahiro KAWAKAMI, Mayumi MIKAMI, Yohei MOMMA, Masahiro TAKAHASHI, Ayae TSURUTA
  • Publication number: 20200343530
    Abstract: A positive electrode active material which can improve cycle characteristics of a secondary battery is provided. Two kinds of regions are provided in a superficial portion of a positive electrode active material such as lithium cobaltate which has a layered rock-salt crystal structure. The inner region is a non-stoichiometric compound containing a transition metal such as titanium, and the outer region is a compound of representative elements such as magnesium oxide. The two kinds of regions each have a rock-salt crystal structure. The inner layered rock-salt crystal structure and the two kinds of regions in the superficial portion are topotaxy; thus, a change of the crystal structure of the positive electrode active material generated by charging and discharging can be effectively suppressed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2020
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Applicant: SEMICONDUCTOR ENERGY LABORATORY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Teruaki OCHIAI, Takahiro KAWAKAMI, Mayumi MIKAMI, Yohei MOMMA, Masahiro TAKAHASHI, Ayae TSURUTA
  • Publication number: 20200339093
    Abstract: A brake device of the present invention includes: a wheel brake unit for braking a wheel; an electric motor for driving the wheel brake unit; a speed reducer for decelerating rotation of the electric motor; a rotation-linear motion converter for converting a rotational output of the speed reducer into a linear motion; and a braking force transmission member for transmitting the linear motion produced by the rotation-linear motion converter to the wheel brake unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2020
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Inventors: Masahiro TAKAHASHI, Yuto NAKAI
  • Publication number: 20200340101
    Abstract: A gold sputtering target has a gold purity of 99.999% or more. In such a gold sputtering target, an average value of Vickers hardness is 20 or more and less than 40, an average crystal grain size is 15 ?m or more and 200 ?m or less, and a {110} plane of gold is preferentially oriented to a surface to be sputtered of the gold sputtering target.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2020
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Inventors: Tetsuya KATO, Takashi TERUI, Masahiro TAKAHASHI
  • Publication number: 20200332786
    Abstract: A capacity control valve (1) includes a valve main body (10) having a first communication passage (11), a second communication passage (12), a third communication passage (13), and a main valve seat (15a), a valve element (20) having an intermediate communication passage (29), a main valve portion (21c), and an auxiliary valve portion (23d), a solenoid (30) that drives a rod (36) having an auxiliary valve seat (26c), and a first biasing member (43) that biases in the valve closing direction of the main valve portion (21c). A spring constant of the first biasing member (43) has a characteristic that the spring constant is increased in an opened state of the main valve portion (21c) and decreased in a closed state. The capacity control valve can efficiently discharge a liquid coolant and lower drive force of a compressor at a liquid coolant discharging operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2018
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Inventors: Masahiro HAYAMA, Yoshihiro OGAWA, Keigo SHIRAFUJI, Kohei FUKUDOME, Takahiro EJIMA, Daichi KURIHARA, Wataru TAKAHASHI
  • Patent number: 10812008
    Abstract: A motor apparatus includes a motor body, a circuit board, a driver, and a voice detector. The circuit board, which is connected to the motor body, supplies driving electric power to the motor body. The driver, which is mounted on the circuit board, converts power source electric power to the driving electric power. The voice detector, which is mounted on the circuit board, detects a voice.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: NIDEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masahiro Kimura, Hirotaka Takahashi, Masaki Kato
  • Patent number: 10810776
    Abstract: It is intended to easily generate an edited image from which various and natural feelings are obtained. Depth information of pixels in an image which is set as a processing object is used therefor. Reference depth information serving as a comparison reference for the depth information of pixels in image processing is set. In addition, an image editing process is performed using the reference depth information and the depth information of the pixels of the image which is set as the processing object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masahiro Takahashi, Takahiro Tsuge, Hidenori Karasawa, Hiromi Iizuka, Ryo Miyake, Hiroshi Nakayama
  • Publication number: 20200325881
    Abstract: A capacity control valve includes a valve housing having a main valve seat portion formed on an inner peripheral surface, a main valve body that has a main valve portion capable of seating on the main valve seat portion and capable of blocking communication between a discharge port and a control port depending on a driving force of a solenoid, a relief valve that is opened by pressure, a first flow channel that allows the control port and a suction port to communicate with each other when the relief valve is opened. A second flow channel formed at least partially in parallel with the first flow channel allows the control port and the suction port to communicate with each other. A spool valve body is reciprocally disposed in a sleeve and capable of adjusting an opening of the second flow channel depending on the driving force of the solenoid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Inventors: Masahiro HAYAMA, Yoshihiro OGAWA, Keigo SHIRAFUJI, Kohei FUKUDOME, Takahiro EJIMA, Daichi KURIHARA, Wataru TAKAHASHI
  • Publication number: 20200325963
    Abstract: A speed reducer according to one embodiment of the present invention includes a crankshaft and a speed reducing mechanism. The crankshaft includes a gear portion driven by rotation from a drive source and a journal portion formed integrally with the gear portion. The crankshaft rotates about an axis of the journal portion. The speed reducing mechanism decelerates rotation of the crankshaft and outputs the decelerated rotation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 2, 2020
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Inventors: Masahiro TAKAHASHI, Yuto NAKAI, Shunsuke KIMURA
  • Publication number: 20200328402
    Abstract: A positive electrode active material which can improve cycle characteristics of a secondary battery is provided. Two kinds of regions are provided in a superficial portion of a positive electrode active material such as lithium cobaltate which has a layered rock-salt crystal structure. The inner region is a non-stoichiometric compound containing a transition metal such as titanium, and the outer region is a compound of representative elements such as magnesium oxide. The two kinds of regions each have a rock-salt crystal structure. The inner layered rock-salt crystal structure and the two kinds of regions in the superficial portion are topotaxy; thus, a change of the crystal structure of the positive electrode active material generated by charging and discharging can be effectively suppressed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2020
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Applicant: SEMICONDUCTOR ENERGY LABORATORY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Teruaki OCHIAI, Takahiro KAWAKAMI, Mayumi MIKAMI, Yohei MOMMA, Masahiro TAKAHASHI, Ayae TSURUTA
  • Publication number: 20200328413
    Abstract: Provided is a positive electrode active material for a lithium ion secondary battery having favorable cycle characteristics and high capacity. A covering layer containing aluminum and a covering layer containing magnesium are provided on a superficial portion of the positive electrode active material. The covering layer containing magnesium exists in a region closer to a particle surface than the covering layer containing aluminum is. The covering layer containing aluminum can be formed by a sol-gel method using an aluminum alkoxide. The covering layer containing magnesium can be formed as follows: magnesium and fluorine are mixed as a starting material and then subjected to heating after the sol-gel step, so that magnesium is segregated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2020
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Applicant: SEMICONDUCTOR ENERGY LABORATORY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yohei MOMMA, Takahiro KAWAKAMI, Teruaki OCHIAI, Masahiro TAKAHASHI
  • Publication number: 20200318624
    Abstract: A capacity control valve (1) includes a valve main body (10) having a first communication passage (11), a second communication passage (12), a third communication passage (13), and a main valve seat (15a), a valve element (20) having an intermediate communication passage (29), a main valve portion (21c), and an auxiliary valve portion (23d), a solenoid (30) that drives a rod (36) having an auxiliary valve seat (26c), and a first biasing member (43) that biases in the valve closing direction of the main valve portion (21c). The rod (36) is relatively moved with respect to the valve element (20) so as to open and close the auxiliary valve portion. The capacity control valve can efficiently discharge a liquid coolant irrespective of pressure of a suction chamber and lower drive force of a compressor at a liquid coolant discharging operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2018
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Inventors: Masahiro HAYAMA, Yoshihiro OGAWA, Keigo SHIRAFUJI, Kohei FUKUDOME, Takahiro EJIMA, Daichi KURIHARA, Wataru TAKAHASHI
  • Patent number: 10792926
    Abstract: A liquid supplying device includes a tank; and a cartridge configured to be attached to the tank and having a first storage chamber configured to store liquid. The cartridge is formed with a communicating opening in communication with the first storage chamber. The tank has a second storage chamber configured to store the liquid, a liquid passage, a gas passage, a joint, an outer wall, an inner wall, an air communication portion, and a narrow-width portion. The liquid passage is in communication with the second storage chamber and has a first vertical portion. The gas passage has a second vertical portion. The first vertical portion, the second vertical portion, and the air communication portion are arranged in this order in the first direction and a direction away from the fifth end portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masahiro Hayashi, Yoshinori Osakabe, Akinari Ishibe, Hiroaki Takahashi
  • Publication number: 20200309105
    Abstract: A capacity control valve includes: a valve body (10) including first communication passages (11), second communication passages (12), third communication passages (13), and a main valve seat (15a); a valve element (21) including an intermediate communication passage (29), a main valve portion (21b), and an auxiliary valve portion 21c; a solenoid (30) that drives a rod (36) provided with an auxiliary valve seat (23c); a first biasing member (43) that biases in a valve closing direction of the main valve portion (21b); and a second biasing member (44) that biases in a valve closing direction of the auxiliary valve portion (21c), wherein the rod (36) moves relative to the valve element (21) to open and close the auxiliary valve portion (21c). The capacity control valve allows a liquid refrigerant to be efficiently discharged and allows a driving force of a compressor to be decreased.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2018
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Inventors: Masahiro HAYAMA, Hiroyuki NISHINOSONO, Keigo SHIRAFUJI, Kohei FUKUDOME, Yoshihiro OGAWA, Daichi KURIHARA, Wataru TAKAHASHI
  • Publication number: 20200313177
    Abstract: Provided is a positive electrode active material for a lithium ion secondary battery having favorable cycle characteristics and high capacity. A covering layer containing aluminum and a covering layer containing magnesium are provided on a superficial portion of the positive electrode active material. The covering layer containing magnesium exists in a region closer to a particle surface than the covering layer containing aluminum is. The covering layer containing aluminum can be formed by a sol-gel method using an aluminum alkoxide. The covering layer containing magnesium can be formed as follows: magnesium and fluorine are mixed as a starting material and then subjected to heating after the sol-gel step, so that magnesium is segregated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2020
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Applicant: SEMICONDUCTOR ENERGY LABORATORY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yohei MOMMA, Takahiro KAWAKAMI, Teruaki OCHIAI, Masahiro TAKAHASHI
  • Publication number: 20200313178
    Abstract: Provided is a positive electrode active material for a lithium ion secondary battery having favorable cycle characteristics and high capacity. A covering layer containing aluminum and a covering layer containing magnesium are provided on a superficial portion of the positive electrode active material. The covering layer containing magnesium exists in a region closer to a particle surface than the covering layer containing aluminum is. The covering layer containing aluminum can be formed by a sol-gel method using an aluminum alkoxide. The covering layer containing magnesium can be formed as follows: magnesium and fluorine are mixed as a starting material and then subjected to heating after the sol-gel step, so that magnesium is segregated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2020
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Applicant: SEMICONDUCTOR ENERGY LABORATORY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yohei MOMMA, Takahiro KAWAKAMI, Teruaki OCHIAI, Masahiro TAKAHASHI
  • Publication number: 20200313228
    Abstract: Positive electrode active material particles that inhibit a decrease in capacity due to charge and discharge cycles are provided. A high-capacity secondary battery, a secondary battery with excellent charge and discharge characteristics, or a highly-safe or highly-reliable secondary battery is provided. A novel material, active material particles, and a storage device are provided. The positive electrode active material particle includes a first region and a second region in contact with the outside of the first region. The first region contains lithium, oxygen, and an element M that is one or more elements selected from cobalt, manganese, and nickel. The second region contains the element M, oxygen, magnesium, and fluorine. The atomic ratio of lithium to the element M (Li/M) measured by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy is 0.5 or more and 0.85 or less. The atomic ratio of magnesium to the element M (Mg/M) is 0.2 or more and 0.5 or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2020
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Applicant: SEMICONDUCTOR ENERGY LABORATORY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Teruaki OCHIAI, Takahiro KAWAKAMI, Mayumi MIKAMI, Yohei MOMMA, Ayae TSURUTA, Masahiro TAKAHASHI
  • Publication number: 20200298882
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a transport service method comprises organizing a vehicle group of a plurality of self-driving vehicles in which a parameter value inherent to vehicles falls within a predetermined range, and controlling cooperative travel of the self-driving vehicles in the vehicle group to perform transport service of baggage, persons, animals, and the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2020
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Applicant: TOSHIBA DIGITAL SOLUTIONS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Megumi KOBAYASHI, Yasuto HATAFUKU, Masahiro SAMEJIMA, Hideki KUBO, Motokazu IWASAKI, Yoko IKEDA, Shinsuke IUCHI, Kiyoshi TAKEMOTO, Keishi HIGASHI, Kaori KITAMI, Masaharu DOI, Tatsuki SHIRAISHI, Keiji OGATA, Yoshiki YAMAOKA, Masaru WATABIKI, Takeshi NAGAI, Masao UOZUMI, Masatomo SAITO, Michiyo SATO, Masanori TAKAHASHI
  • Publication number: 20200295349
    Abstract: A positive electrode active material which can improve cycle characteristics of a secondary battery is provided. Two kinds of regions are provided in a superficial portion of a positive electrode active material such as lithium cobaltate which has a layered rock-salt crystal structure. The inner region is a non-stoichiometric compound containing a transition metal such as titanium, and the outer region is a compound of representative elements such as magnesium oxide. The two kinds of regions each have a rock-salt crystal structure. The inner layered rock-salt crystal structure and the two kinds of regions in the superficial portion are topotaxy; thus, a change of the crystal structure of the positive electrode active material generated by charging and discharging can be effectively suppressed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2020
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Applicant: SEMICONDUCTOR ENERGY LABORATORY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Teruaki OCHIAI, Takahiro KAWAKAMI, Mayumi MIKAMI, Yohei MOMMA, Masahiro TAKAHASHI, Ayae TSURUTA
  • Patent number: 10775502
    Abstract: A distance-measuring apparatus, a mobile object, a robot, a three-dimensional measuring device, a surveillance camera, and a distance-measuring method. The distance-measuring apparatus, a mobile object includes a light source to emit light, an imaging element to receive and photoelectrically convert the light into a plurality of electrical signals, and to obtain the electrical signals upon being sorted into a plurality of phase signals, and a computing unit to calculate distance to the object based on the phase signals. In the distance-measuring apparatus, a period of time during which the imaging element obtains the phase signals is different from a light emitting period of the light source in length. The distance-measuring method includes determining whether or not aliasing is present based on a light emitting period of the light source, a period of time during which the plurality of phase signals are obtained, and a result of the calculating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD
    Inventors: Yoichi Ichikawa, Hiroaki Tanaka, Shu Takahashi, Masahiro Itoh, Yasuhiro Nihei, Takeshi Ogawa, Toshishige Fujii