Patents by Inventor Masahiro Uchida

Masahiro Uchida 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: 20240170816
    Abstract: A method for producing a power storage device includes a process of insert-molding. This process is to relatively move a first mold and a second mold to press a terminal top surface of a terminal member by a top-face close-contact portion of the first mold to a second-mold side and to press a to-be-contacted portion of the terminal member by a contact portion of the second mold to a first-mold side so that a deformed portion of the terminal member is elastically deformed. A resin member is thus insert-molded while the terminal top surface is pressed and tightly contacted with the top-face contact portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2023
    Publication date: May 23, 2024
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi EHARA, Yozo UCHIDA, Yuki SATO, Syoichi TSUCHIYA, Masataka ASAI, Tsuyoshi ASANO, Masahiro UCHIMURA, Yasuaki NAGANO, Shigeru MATSUMOTO
  • Publication number: 20240170814
    Abstract: A method for producing a power storage device includes an insert-molding step of making a resin member by insert-molding with respect to a terminal member inserted in an insertion hole of a lid. In this insert-molding step, the insertion hole of the lid is placed in front of a gate, and a molten resin is injected through the gate to flow in an opposite gate-side space in a cavity through the insertion hole, allowing the molten resin to spread over the entire cavity, to form the resin member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2023
    Publication date: May 23, 2024
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi EHARA, Yozo UCHIDA, Yuki SATO, Syoichi TSUCHIYA, Masataka ASAI, Tsuyoshi ASANO, Masahiro UCHIMURA, Shigeru MATSUMOTO, Yasuaki NAGANO
  • Publication number: 20240170777
    Abstract: A power storage device includes a case member, a terminal member inserted in an insertion hole of the case member, and a resin member joined to the case member and the terminal member. The resin member includes, on a resin outer surface exposed on an outer side of the case member, at least any one of a recess and a projection portion increasing a creepage distance from a terminal outer surface, which is exposed on the outer side of the case member, of the terminal member to a case outer surface exposed on the outer side of the case member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2023
    Publication date: May 23, 2024
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi EHARA, Yozo UCHIDA, Yuki SATO, Syoichi TSUCHIYA, Masataka ASAI, Tsuyoshi ASANO, Masahiro UCHIMURA, Takashi TAKIMOTO, Shigeru MATSUMOTO, Yasuaki NAGANO
  • Publication number: 20240170776
    Abstract: A method for producing a power storage device includes an insert-molding step in which a resin member is formed by insert molding with a terminal member inserted in an insertion hole of a case member. This insert-molding step is performed using a molding mold that includes a top-surface contact portion which is to face and tightly contact with a terminal top surface of the terminal member, an inner annular flat portion and an outer annular flat portion to form a frame top surface of the resin member, and an annular protruding portion to form an annular groove of the resin member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2023
    Publication date: May 23, 2024
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi EHARA, Yozo UCHIDA, Yuki SATO, Syoichi TSUCHIYA, Masataka ASAI, Tsuyoshi ASANO, Masahiro UCHIMURA, Takashi TAKIMOTO, Shigeru MATSUMOTO, Yasuaki NAGANO
  • Publication number: 20240164212
    Abstract: It would be helpful to provide a sheet-form thermoelectric conversion module with excellent thermoelectric conversion characteristics. A thermoelectric conversion module according to the disclosure is a thermoelectric conversion module formed in sheet form, the thermoelectric conversion module being disposed in contact or proximity to a heat source and generating power based on a temperature difference between a portion close to the heat source and a portion away from the heat source, the thermoelectric conversion module including an incision penetrating in a sheet thickness direction, wherein by stretching the thermoelectric conversion module in a predetermined direction, mutually opposite edges of the incision are separated, and the thermoelectric conversion module is transformed from a sheet form A into a three-dimensional structural form B protruding in the sheet thickness direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2022
    Publication date: May 16, 2024
    Applicants: ZEON CORPORATION, Tokyo University of Science Foundation
    Inventors: Hideki UCHIDA, Takashi NAKAJIMA, Masahiro MOTOSUKE, Takahiro YAMAMOTO
  • Publication number: 20240117763
    Abstract: A gas turbine system includes: a combustor; an intake flow passage connected to the combustor; an exhaust flow passage connected to the combustor; a compressor provided in the intake flow passage; a turbine provided in the exhaust flow passage; an ammonia tank; and a hydrogen generator-separator having an ammonia supply port connected to the ammonia tank and a hydrogen discharge port connected to the combustor, the hydrogen generator-separator being arranged on a downstream side of the turbine in the exhaust flow passage or on a downstream side of the compressor in the intake flow passage, the hydrogen generator-separator including an ammonia cracking catalyst and a hydrogen separation membrane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2023
    Publication date: April 11, 2024
    Applicant: IHI Corporation
    Inventors: Shintaro ITO, Toshiro FUJIMORI, Wonyoung CHOI, Masahiro UCHIDA
  • Publication number: 20240113367
    Abstract: A method for producing a power storage device includes placing a lid assembly that includes a lid and a terminal member integrated therewith via a resin member to close an opening portion of a case body with the lid, and laser-welding the opening portion of the case body and the peripheral portion of the lid over an entire circumference. In placing the lid assembly, a peripheral high-level region, in which a peripheral outer surface of the peripheral portion of the lid is located on the outer side relative to an opening end surface of the opening portion of the case body is provided in proximate long-side opening portions, close of the opening portion and proximate long-side peripheral portions of the peripheral portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2023
    Publication date: April 4, 2024
    Inventors: Yuki SATO, Yozo UCHIDA, Tsuyoshi EHARA, Syoichi TSUCHIYA, Masataka ASAI, Tsuyoshi ASANO, Masahiro UCHIMURA, Shigeru MATSUMOTO, Yasuaki NAGANO
  • Publication number: 20240113368
    Abstract: A method for producing a power storage device includes closing an opening portion of a case body with a lid of a lid assembly, and laser-welding the opening portion of the case body and a peripheral portion of the lid over their entire circumference. A resin member has an outer surface including a scattered light-reached surface to which scattered light of a laser beam directly reaches, at least a part of the scattered light-reached surface including a smoothed region having a surface roughness of 0.6 ?m or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2023
    Publication date: April 4, 2024
    Inventors: Yuki SATO, Yozo UCHIDA, Tsuyoshi EHARA, Syoichi TSUCHIYA, Masataka ASAI, Tsuyoshi ASANO, Masahiro UCHIMURA, Shigeru MATSUMOTO, Yasuaki NAGANO
  • Publication number: 20240113366
    Abstract: A method for producing a power storage device includes forming a lid, forming a lid assembly, closing, and welding. In forming a lid, there is included forming, by forging, a protruding portion between a peripheral portion and an insertion-hole surrounding portion of the lid to block scattered light of a laser beam from being irradiated to a resin member, with a distance D from an end surface of the peripheral portion to a side surface of the protruding portion falling within 0.5t (D?0.5t) relative to a thickness t of the lid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2023
    Publication date: April 4, 2024
    Inventors: Yuki SATO, Yozo UCHIDA, Tsuyoshi EHARA, Syoichi TSUCHIYA, Masataka ASAI, Tsuyoshi ASANO, Masahiro UCHIMURA, Shigeru MATSUMOTO, Yasuaki NAGANO
  • Publication number: 20240091936
    Abstract: A robot automation system includes circuitry configured to generate a plurality of task patterns that are candidates of a task flow for performing a job including a plurality of tasks by at least one robot. Each of the plurality of task patterns includes a corresponding relationship between the plurality of tasks and the at least one robot. The circuitry is further configured to calculate an estimated cycle time of the job based on a simulation in which the at least one robot performs the plurality of tasks, for each of the plurality of task patterns. The circuitry is further configured to generate, as an operation program, at least one task flow for performing the job by the at least one robot, in response to comparing a preset reference cycle time for the job with the estimated cycle time for each of the plurality of task patterns.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2023
    Publication date: March 21, 2024
    Inventors: Wataru WATANABE, Makoto TAKAHASHI, Masahiro GOYA, Tomoaki UCHIDA, Satoshi HIRONAKA
  • Patent number: 11933238
    Abstract: A controller and a control method for an internal combustion engine, and a memory medium are provided. In a first combustion cylinder, first combustion is caused by control circuitry when the engine is restarted from a state where fuel combustion in cylinders is suspended. An automatic stopping process suspends the fuel combustion in the cylinders and controls a throttle valve to a closed state when a predetermined condition is satisfied. A first calculation process calculates an amount of fuel injected into the first combustion cylinder based on a position of the piston in the first combustion cylinder in a case where a rotation speed of a crankshaft obtained when the restart was requested is zero. A second calculation process calculates the injection amount based on the rotation speed in a case where the rotation speed obtained when the restart was requested is higher than zero.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2023
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masahiro Kachi, Takehiro Komatsu, Masanao Idogawa, Takahiro Uchida, Machiko Takahashi
  • Publication number: 20240035415
    Abstract: A combustion device includes: a liner including an opening at an end, the liner inside of which is formed with a combustion chamber; an air flow path communicating with the opening of the liner; an ammonia supply pipe inserted through the opening of the liner; and a starting fuel supply pipe disposed between the ammonia supply pipe and the air flow path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2023
    Publication date: February 1, 2024
    Applicant: IHI Corporation
    Inventors: Shintaro ITO, Masahiro UCHIDA
  • Publication number: 20240026814
    Abstract: A combustion device includes: an ammonia tank; a combustor connected to the ammonia tank; an air supply source; and an ammonia autothermal cracking device having inlets connected to the ammonia tank and the air supply source and an outlet connected to the combustor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2023
    Publication date: January 25, 2024
    Applicant: IHI Corporation
    Inventors: Shintaro ITO, Masahiro UCHIDA
  • Publication number: 20240019124
    Abstract: Provided is a gas turbine system, including: an ammonia tank; a combustor connected to the ammonia tank; an exhaust flow passage connected to the combustor; a turbine provided in the exhaust flow passage; a cracked-gas reservoir connected to the combustor; and an ammonia cracking catalyst, which is arranged on a downstream side of the turbine in the exhaust flow passage, and is connected to the ammonia tank and the cracked-gas reservoir.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2023
    Publication date: January 18, 2024
    Applicant: IHI Corporation
    Inventors: Shintaro ITO, Masahiro UCHIDA
  • Publication number: 20240011435
    Abstract: Provided is a gas turbine system, including: an ammonia tank; a combustor including a combustion chamber, which is connected to the ammonia tank; an intake flow passage connected to the combustor; a compressor provided in the intake flow passage; a cracked-gas reservoir connected to the combustor; and an ammonia cracking catalyst arranged in a bleed flow passage connected to the compressor, between the compressor and the combustor in the intake flow passage, or in a space in the combustor, which brings the combustion chamber and the intake flow passage into communication with each other, the ammonia cracking catalyst being connected to the ammonia tank and the cracked-gas reservoir.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2023
    Publication date: January 11, 2024
    Applicant: IHI Corporation
    Inventors: Shintaro ITO, Masahiro UCHIDA
  • Publication number: 20230417414
    Abstract: A combustion device includes: a combustion chamber; a plurality of hydrogen injection holes facing inside of the combustion chamber; a first air injection hole facing the inside of the combustion chamber and extending in the circumferential direction on a radially outer side with respect to the plurality of hydrogen injection holes; a second air injection hole facing the inside of the combustion chamber and extending in the circumferential direction on a radially inner side with respect to the plurality of hydrogen injection holes, the first and second air injection holes being annular; first swirling blades provided in the first air injection hole and inclined in the circumferential direction with respect to a combustion-chamber-side axial direction; and second swirling blades provided in the second air injection hole and inclined to the same side as the first swirling blades in the circumferential direction with respect to the combustion-chamber-side axial direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2023
    Publication date: December 28, 2023
    Applicant: IHI Corporation
    Inventors: Shintaro ITO, Masahiro UCHIDA
  • Patent number: 11309493
    Abstract: The present invention relates to formulations comprising at least one organic semiconductor and at least one organic solvent, characterized in that the formulation contains less than 10,000 particles per liter formulation having an average size in the range from 0.1 to 20 ?m, to their use for the preparation of electronic devices, to methods for preparing electronic devices using the formulations of the present invention, and to electronic devices prepared from such methods and formulations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: MERCK PATENT GMBH
    Inventors: Edgar Boehm, Anja Gerhard, Dietmar Kunkel, Volker Hilarius, Masahiro Uchida, Takuya Sonoyama, Shuichi Takei, Koji Imamura
  • Patent number: 11300047
    Abstract: A combustion device includes an ammonia supply unit supplying primary reduction ammonia as a nitrogen oxide reducing agent into a combustor and mixing secondary reduction ammonia with combustion exhaust gas discharged from the combustor to reduce nitrogen oxide contained in the combustion exhaust gas and a controller configured to control at least one of the amount of supply of the primary reduction ammonia and the amount of mixing of the secondary reduction ammonia with the combustion exhaust gas in accordance with concentrations of residual nitrogen oxide and residual ammonia contained in the combustion exhaust gas after being discharged from the combustor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: IHI Corporation
    Inventors: Shintaro Ito, Soichiro Kato, Masahiro Uchida, Shogo Onishi, Taku Mizutani, Tsukasa Saitou, Toshiro Fujimori
  • Patent number: 11231176
    Abstract: A combustion device burns fuel ammonia with combustion air in a combustion chamber, and includes: a combustor liner which forms the combustion chamber; a burner which is installed at one end of the combustor liner; a deflection member which is provided on a downstream side of the combustor liner in a flow direction of a combustion gas, and is configured to deflect the flow direction of the combustion gas; and at least one ammonia injection hole which is provided between the burner and an outlet of the deflection member and is configured to supply the fuel ammonia into the combustion chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: IHI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shintaro Ito, Soichiro Kato, Masahiro Uchida, Shogo Onishi, Taku Mizutani, Tsukasa Saitou, Toshiro Fujimori
  • Patent number: 11162391
    Abstract: The heat cycle facility includes: a first vaporizer that vaporizes a first liquid heating medium by combusting fuel; a first motive power generator that generates motive power by using as a drive fluid a first gas heating medium obtained at the first vaporizer; a condenser that condenses the first gas heating medium discharged from the first motive power generator by heat-exchanging the first gas heating medium for a second liquid heating medium; a circulator that pressurizes the first liquid heating medium obtained at the condenser and supplies the pressurized first liquid heating medium to the first vaporizer; a second vaporizer that produces gaseous ammonia by heat-exchanging the second liquid heating medium for liquid ammonia; and a supplier that supplies the liquid ammonia to the second vaporizer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: IHI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shogo Onishi, Shintaro Ito, Soichiro Kato, Taku Mizutani, Masahiro Uchida, Tsukasa Saitou, Toshiro Fujimori, Kazuo Miyoshi