Masanori Yamaguchi 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).
Abstract: A contact lens according to an embodiment of the present disclosure includes a lens unit to be placed on an eyeball and a mesh-like or meandering linear communication electrode provided in all or a portion of the lens unit.
Abstract: A contact lens according to an embodiment of the present disclosure includes a lens section to be worn on an eyeball. The contact lens further includes a communication electrode, a sensor device, a controller, and a shield layer in the lens section. The controller supplies electric power to the communication electrode, and outputs a signal corresponding to information acquired by the sensor device to the communication electrode. The shield layer is provided at a position facing at least one of the sensor device, the controller, or the communication electrode.
Abstract: A resistance welding apparatus includes: a cleaning system that, before a welding electrode contacts a welding target, supplies a fluid to clean, of a contact portion of the welding electrode and a contact portion of the welding target, at least the contact portion of the welding target, the contact portion of the welding target being to contact the welding electrode, the contact portion of the welding electrode being to contact the welding target; and a cooling system that, during and/or after welding the welding target by the welding electrode, supplies the fluid to cool the welding electrode and a portion near the contact portion of the welding target.
Abstract: A resistance welding method includes: welding a plurality of welding target members by supplying an electric current through electrodes; and generating a fragile portion in a position of the welding target members different from a position subject to the welding by using the electrodes for the welding or electrodes separate from the electrodes for the welding, before, during, or after the welding is performed.
Abstract: A heat exchanger includes: heat transfer tubes that are made of aluminum or an aluminum alloy and are disposed in multiple tiers in a first direction that intersects a second direction along which a heating medium flows; and a coupling header that couples the heat transfer tubes together. The coupling header includes: a first member that includes a first core made of aluminum or an aluminum alloy and a first sacrificial anode layer; a second member that includes no sacrificial anode layer; and a third member that includes a second core made of aluminum or an aluminum alloy and a second sacrificial anode layer.
Abstract: A hydrogen injector disclosed herein may include a solenoid valve connected to a hydrogen tank and a controller configured to supply a current to a coil of the solenoid valve. The controller may monitor a rate of change of the current while supplying the current equal to or greater than a first current value. The controller may decrease the current to a second current value which is lower than the first current value upon when the rate of change increases.
Abstract: A molding method according to the present invention is a method of molding a composite material including a first member, a second member, and a reinforcement member interposed between the first member and the second member, the method including a first step of disposing the reinforcement member between the first member and the second member, and a second step of causing the first member to collide with the second member by a predetermined urging force after the reinforcement member is disposed, thus joining the first member and the second member with the reinforcement member interposed between the first member and the second member. The composite material has a thickness of 0.01 mm or more and 1 mm or less.
Abstract: The molding method according to the present invention includes a first step of disposing a composite material and a molded member in an overlapped manner between a die having a first mold part and a punch having a second mold part opposing the first mold part, and a second step of pressing the punch in a direction to approach the die so as to mold the composite material and the molded member into shapes corresponding to the first and second mold parts and join the composite material and the molded member to each other. The composite material has a thickness of 0.01 mm or more and 1 mm or less.
Abstract: A heat exchanger includes: a header; flat tubes disposed in line along a longitudinal direction of the header and connected to the header: a refrigerant pipe connected to an introduction space in the header; and a nozzle. When the heat exchanger operates as an evaporator of a refrigerant, the refrigerant is fed through the nozzle from the introduction space to a supply space disposed adjacent to the introduction space in the longitudinal direction of the header. The nozzle is disposed on a side closer to the flat tubes than to the refrigerant pipe. A width of a first zone in the introduction space on the side closer to the flat tubes is smaller than a width of a second zone in the introduction space on a side where the refrigerant pipe is connected.
Abstract: A method for producing a silicon material, the method including: a step of heating CaSi2 powder in a range of 400 to 1000° C.; a step of reacting acid with the CaSi2 powder having been subjected to the step of heating CaSi2 powder in a range of 400 to 1000° C., to obtain a layered silicon compound; and a step of heating the layered silicon compound at not less than 300° C.
Abstract: An outdoor heat exchanger includes a plurality of flat multi-hole tubes, a return header, a plurality of heat transfer fins, and a partition including a concave-convex portion on the leeward side. A space inside the return header to which the flat multi-hole tubes are connected is formed so as to cause a larger amount of refrigerant to flow on the upstream side than on the downstream side in an airflow direction.
Abstract: A biological information processing apparatus according to an embodiment of the present disclosure includes a generating section and an output section. The generating section generates an analysis result according to a request of a user on a basis of first biological information about a tear, an eyeball, or a line of sight obtained using a contact lens. The output section outputs the analysis result generated by the generating section to an external apparatus.
Abstract: A contact lens according to an embodiment of the present disclosure includes: a lens unit to be placed on an eyeball; and an optical device that is mainly provided in a circular region opposed to a pupil that becomes small by contraction in a case where the lens unit is placed on the eyeball, and provides an action that is different from an action of the lens unit to light entering the eyeball.
Abstract: A contact lens according to an embodiment of the present disclosure includes: a lens section that is worn on an eyeball; an acquisition section that is provided in the lens section and acquires biological information; and an output section that outputs the biological information acquired by the acquisition section to an external apparatus to be worn on a human body. The output section has one or a plurality of coil antennas extending along a front surface of the lens section, and a capacitor that is coupled to the one or the plurality of coil antennas in series or in parallel.
Abstract: An item holding structure in which at least one convex part and/or a plurality of concave parts are provided in an upper end part of a side wall part on a vehicle interior side in a recess-shaped part provided in an interior material of a door of a vehicle and operable by a passenger when opening and closing the door, wherein the interior material of the door has a hollow part that recesses so as to project in an outer side of a vehicle width direction under the recess-shaped part, and the item held by the convex part and/or concave part can be accommodated in the recessed part.
Abstract: A resistance welding machine includes a first electrode and a second electrode which are configured so that the first and second electrodes can hold a workpiece therebetween and apply a current to the workpiece. The first electrode includes a first inner electrode and a first outer electrode disposed outside the first inner electrode at a predetermined interval. The second electrode includes a second inner electrode and a second outer electrode disposed outside the second inner electrode at a predetermined interval. The resistance welding machine further includes a control unit that can control a pressing state of the workpiece with the first and second electrodes according to predetermined welding conditions and selects a pair of electrodes that apply a current to the workpiece from the first inner electrode, the first outer electrode, the second inner electrode, and the second outer electrode.
Abstract: A heat exchanger including: a header; flat tubes connected to the header and disposed in line along a longitudinal direction of the header; a first partition that partitions an inner space of the header into a first space on a side where the flat tubes are connected and a second space on a side opposite to the first space; and a second partition that partitions the inner space of the header into a first side and a second side. The first side is one side of the header in the longitudinal direction and the second side is opposite to the first side. The first partition has a common opening. The common opening includes an insertion opening and a refrigerant opening. A refrigerant moves between the first space and the second space via the refrigerant opening. The second partition is inserted into the insertion opening.
Abstract: A joining apparatus is an apparatus for performing joining of a joining target object including multiple members stacked on each other and a thermosetting adhesive arranged on joining target portions of the multiple members. The joining apparatus includes a first electrode; a second electrode; a pressurization mechanism configured to cause the first and second electrodes to pressure-contact the surface of the joining target object in the vicinity of the joining target portions; a power source configured to distribute power to between the first electrode and the second electrode; and a control unit configured to distribute the power to between both electrodes by the power source in a state in which the first electrode and the second electrode pressure-contact the surface by the pressurization mechanism, thereby performing joining of the joining target object by curing of the thermosetting adhesive by resistance heating generated at the joining target object.
Abstract: A rolled aluminum alloy material is provided with excellent strength and press workability and with which a poor and patchy appearance is less likely to occur after the alumite treatment. The rolled aluminum alloy material can be utilized for components of a bicycle crank. The rolled aluminum alloy material has a component composition comprising 0.6-1.4 wt % of Mg, 0.3-1.0 wt % of Si, 0.1-0.5 wt % of Cu, 0.02-0.4 wt % of Cr, and 0.1-0.6 wt % of Mn, and Al and inevitable impurities as the remainder.
Abstract: In a grain-oriented electrical steel sheet which is manufactured from a thin slab without using an inhibitor forming component, excellent magnetic properties are stably achieved. In a method for manufacturing a grain-oriented electrical steel sheet, a slab heating and annealing are performed under specific conditions.