Patents by Inventor Masayoshi Yoshida

Masayoshi Yoshida 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: 20210167628
    Abstract: Provided is a power wiring device that can suppress reduction of electricity generation efficiency due to the external environment. The power wiring device includes: a plurality of circuit modules each including a first connector and a second connector; and a wiring member including a third connector that is mechanically and electrically attachable to and detachable from the first connector and a fourth connector that is mechanically and electrically attachable to and detachable from the second connector, and in which the third connector and the fourth connector are electrically connected to one another. The plurality of circuit modules includes: an energy harvesting module as a circuit module that can output, from the first connector and the second connector, electric power obtained through energy harvesting; and a load module as a circuit module that can consume electric power input from the first connector and electric power input from the second connector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2018
    Publication date: June 3, 2021
    Applicant: ZEON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masayoshi YOSHIDA, Kiyoshige KOJIMA
  • Publication number: 20210151983
    Abstract: Disclosed is a connection apparatus capable of supplying power supplied from a power supply module to a load. The connection apparatus includes: a connection unit connectable with the power supply module; a light emission element; and a light emission controller for controlling the light emission element, wherein the light emission controller causes, upon detection of a connection of the power supply module to the connection unit, the light emission element to emit light for a first predetermined time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2018
    Publication date: May 20, 2021
    Applicant: ZEON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Naomi SHIGA, Masayoshi YOSHIDA
  • Patent number: 10978991
    Abstract: A panel connected body comprises: a plurality of thin panels arranged in a matrix of m rows and n columns; and a connection portion connecting the plurality of thin panels in a row direction and a column direction, wherein the panel connected body is foldable between adjacent thin panels of the plurality of thin panels. The connection portion has, alternately in the column direction, a first type row satisfying relationships D1?2L and Dy?Dy?1+2L and a second type row satisfying relationships Dn?2L and Dy?Dy+1+2L, where Dy is a length of the connection portion between thin panels P adjacent in the column direction at a yth column, and L is a thickness of each of the plurality of thin panels in a vertical direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: ZEON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuki Hayashi, Kiyoshige Kojima, Masayoshi Yoshida
  • Publication number: 20210099107
    Abstract: The present disclosure aims to provide a power wiring network apparatus capable of constructing a highly portable power wiring network, without the need to maintain infrastructure. A power wiring network apparatus includes a wiring member, including first connectors and a conductive portion electrically connecting the first connectors to enable power supply, and circuit elements each including a second connector mechanically and electrically attachable to any first connector. The circuit elements include energy harvesting elements capable of outputting, from the second connector, power generated by energy harvesting and load elements capable of consuming power inputted from the second connector. At least some energy harvesting elements and load elements are capable of power line data communication via a power line including the first connectors and conductive portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2019
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Applicant: ZEON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masayoshi YOSHIDA, Naomi SHIGA
  • Publication number: 20210021231
    Abstract: An energy harvester, wherein it comprises: a flat plate-like energy harvesting part having a power generation region which generates electric power by utilizing an energy in the external environment and an internal wiring to which the electric power thus generated is supplied; a connector part connectable to an external device; a diode of which anode is electrically connected with the internal wiring; and a flexible wiring sub state on which the diode and a connection part for electrically connecting a cathode of the diode to the connector part are provided, wherein the internal wiring extends from the power generation region to a side edge portion of the energy harvesting part, and at least a portion of the flexible wiring substrate is provided in the side edge portion so as to overlap a portion of the internal wiring.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2019
    Publication date: January 21, 2021
    Applicant: ZEON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masayoshi YOSHIDA, Kiyoshige KOJIMA, Takatoshi MATSUO, Midori YAMAAI
  • Publication number: 20210021304
    Abstract: The present disclosure aims to provide a power wiring network apparatus capable of constructing a highly portable power wiring network, without the need to maintain infrastructure. A power wiring network apparatus of the present disclosure includes circuit elements each including a first connector, a second connector, and a conductive portion electrically connecting the first connector and the second connector. The circuit elements include energy harvesting elements as circuit elements capable of outputting power generated by energy harvesting and load elements as circuit elements capable of consuming inputted power. The circuit elements are mechanically and electrically attachable via the first connector and second connector. At least some energy harvesting elements and load elements are capable of power line data communication via a power line including the first connector, second connector, and conductive portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2019
    Publication date: January 21, 2021
    Applicant: ZEON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masayoshi YOSHIDA, Naomi SHIGA
  • Publication number: 20210005869
    Abstract: A battery according to an aspect of the present disclosure includes: a positive electrode, a negative electrode, a positive electrode tab electrically connected to the positive electrode; a negative electrode tab electrically connected to the negative electrode; a positive electrode tab tape covering the positive electrode tab: and a negative electrode tab tape covering the negative electrode tab. In the battery described above, at least one tab tape of the positive electrode tab tape and the negative electrode tab tape has a multilayer structure in which an adhesive layer and a substrate layer primarily formed from an organic material are laminated in this order from an electrode tab side, and the adhesive layer contains an adhesive material and a reactive material which generates an endothermic reaction at a temperature lower than a heat resistance temperature of the organic material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2019
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Applicant: SANYO Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masayoshi Yoshida, Oose Okutani
  • Publication number: 20200403566
    Abstract: The present disclosure aims to provide a power wiring apparatus that has improved portability and convenience. A power wiring apparatus of the present disclosure includes a plate-shaped wiring member, which includes a plurality of first connectors and is configured to conductively connect the plurality of first connectors to each other, and a plate-shaped external circuit element mounted on the wiring member and including a second connector mechanically and electrically attachable to and detachable from any first connector among the plurality of first connectors. The insertion and removal direction of the second connector with respect to the first connector is substantially parallel to the surface direction of the external circuit element. The external circuit element includes an energy harvesting element as a circuit element capable of outputting, from the second connector, power generated by energy harvesting.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2019
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Applicant: ZEON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Midori YAMAAI, Masayoshi YOSHIDA
  • Publication number: 20200373686
    Abstract: A connection instrument includes: a cable including an electrical wire and two separated covering parts covering the electrical wire; a connection terminal connectable to a terminal of an external connector; a connection part; a flat plate-shaped wiring board; and a housing. The connection part electrically connects the connection terminal and the electrical wire exposed between the two separated covering parts. The connection terminal and connection part are arranged on the wiring board. The wiring board is located between the two covering parts. The housing allows insertion/extraction of the external connector and houses the wiring board. At least part of the wiring board is roughly in contact with or included in a space linking adjacent ends of the two covering parts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2018
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Applicant: ZEON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masayoshi YOSHIDA, Midori YAMAAI, Naomi SHIGA
  • Publication number: 20200328566
    Abstract: Disclosed is a power wiring device which comprises: at least one elongated wiring member which includes a plurality of first connectors and allows the first connectors to be mutually electrically conducted; and a plurality of circuit modules each including a second connector which is mechanically and electrically attachable to and detachable from any of the first connectors, wherein the plurality of circuit modules include: at least one energy harvesting module as a circuit module capable of outputting power generated by energy harvesting from the second connector; and at least one load module as a circuit module capable of consuming power input from the second connector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2018
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Applicant: ZEON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masayoshi YOSHIDA, Kiyoshige KOJIMA
  • Publication number: 20200321912
    Abstract: Disclosed is an energy harvesting apparatus which comprises: a flexible energy harvesting module having a flat plate shape; a connector which is mechanically and electrically connectable to an external connector; a rigid member having a flat plate shape; and an electric wiring constituting a part of a front surface of the rigid member, wherein an edge of a back surface of the energy harvesting module is disposed on the front surface of the rigid member, and the connector is disposed on the front surface of the rigid member at a position spaced apart from the energy harvesting module and is electrically connected to the energy harvesting module via the electric wiring.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2018
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Applicant: ZEON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masayoshi YOSHIDA, Kiyoshige KOJIMA, Midori YAMAAI, Naomi SHIGA
  • Patent number: 10732655
    Abstract: Disclosed are an energy harvesting apparatus and a current control circuit which include: a current control unit; a first voltage control unit that controls the current control unit so that an input voltage to the current control unit becomes equal to or higher than a first voltage; and a second voltage control unit that controls the current control unit so that an output voltage from the current control unit becomes equal to or lower than a second voltage which is equal to or higher than the first voltage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: ZEON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masayoshi Yoshida, Kiyoshige Kojima
  • Publication number: 20200220491
    Abstract: Provided is an energy harvester having excellent portability. The energy harvester includes a flat plate-shaped energy harvesting section and a pair of connectors that are electrically conductive. The energy harvesting section includes an electricity generating region that utilizes energy in the external environment to generate electrical power and metal foils. The metal foils extend from the electricity generating region to a peripheral part of the energy harvesting section. The electrical power of the electricity generating region is supplied to the metal foils. The peripheral part includes a pair of holes that expose part of each of the metal foils. Each of the connectors includes a spring, a terminal part that is electrically connected to the spring and is connectable to an external device, and a flat plate part that overlaps with the energy harvesting section. The springs are electrically connected to the metal foils exposed via the holes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2018
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Applicant: ZEON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masayoshi YOSHIDA, Kiyoshige KOJIMA, Yuki HAYASHI, Takatoshi MATSUO, Midori YAMAAI
  • Patent number: 10667698
    Abstract: Methods for diagnosing and/or treating a multi-lesion intravascular region are disclosed. The methods may include advancing a pressure sensing device to a first position that is distal of a first lesion and that is distal of a second lesion, proximally retracting the pressure sensing device to a second position that is proximal of the first lesion and that is proximal of the second lesion, calculating a first estimated post-treatment fractional flow reserve based on treatment of the first lesion, calculating a second estimated post-treatment fractional flow reserve based on treatment of the second lesion, and treating the first lesion, the second lesion, or both based on the first estimated post-treatment fractional flow reserve and the second estimated post-treatment fractional flow reserve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Inventor: Masayoshi Yoshida
  • Publication number: 20200028465
    Abstract: A panel connected body includes a plurality of flat panels arranged in a matrix of m rows and n columns, where m?2 and n?2; and a plurality of row-direction connection portions and column-direction connection portions which connect together panels that are adjacent in a row direction and column direction, respectively. A first type row satisfying relationships D1?2L and Dy?Dy?1+2L and a second type row satisfying relationships Dn?2L and Dy?Dy+1+2L are alternately included, where Dy is a length along the column direction of the column-direction connection portions in a y-th column, and L is a thickness of the panels. The relationship E?WC?L is satisfied, where WC is a length along the column direction of the panels and E is a length along the column direction of the row-direction connection portions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2018
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Applicant: ZEON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuki HAYASHI, Kiyoshige KOJIMA, Masayoshi YOSHIDA
  • Publication number: 20200020893
    Abstract: A metal case has a cylindrical body section, an opening section at one end of the body section, the opening section having an opening, and a bottom section closing the other end of the body section. At least one of the body section and the opening section has a protrusion sticking outward in the direction of the radius of the body section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2019
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Applicant: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Akira Takano, Oose Okutani, Takeshi Enomoto, Masayoshi Yoshida
  • Publication number: 20200020923
    Abstract: A wound-type battery includes a wound electrode group having a first electrode and a second electrode with polarity opposite to the first electrode, an electrolyte, a battery case, a sealing plate that seals an opening of the battery case, an insulating plate that is disposed between the electrode group and the sealing plate and that has a hole, and a first tab that passes through the hole to electrically connect the first electrode and the sealing plate to each other. At least a part of a region of the first tab that extends through the hole to a sealing plate side is covered with a tab tape on a side facing the insulating plate. The tab tape includes at least a first adhesive layer and a second adhesive layer on a side opposite the first adhesive layer and is in contact with the first tab through the first adhesive layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Applicant: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masayoshi Yoshida, Oose Okutani, Takeshi Enomoto, Akira Takano
  • Publication number: 20200013994
    Abstract: A battery can has a cylindrical body section, an opening section at one end of the body section, and a bottom section closing the other end of the body section. An annularly grooved portion is formed by constriction near the open end of the opening section. The annularly grooved portion has an upper-groove section as the section closer to the open end than the narrowest section, which is positioned farthest inside, of the grooved portion, and also has a lower-groove section as the section closer to the bottom section than the narrowest section. The wall thickness T1 of the lower-groove section is larger than the wall thickness T2 of the body section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2019
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Applicant: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Oose Okutani, Takeshi Enomoto, Masayoshi Yoshida, Akira Takano
  • Publication number: 20190380677
    Abstract: Changes in the mechanical and/or physiological properties of blood vessel serve as important indicators for prediction of cardiovascular disease. One challenge of the ultrasonic blood vessel measurement is the compression of the vessel due to the weight of a conventional ultrasound probe employed, resulting in the error on the diameter estimation. The presented invention addresses this issue with low-cost wearable ultrasound film sensors, which is flexible and lightweight so that it does not deform the blood vessel of interest beneath the sensor or restrict its motion during the measurement. In the preferred embodiment, the sensor is attached on a body surface above a blood vessel of interest. Pulsed ultrasound is transmitted into the body and the echoes from the posterior and anterior boundaries of a blood vessel are acquired with an ultrasound M-mode measurement. Then, the depth of each boundary is obtained with an ultrasound time of light technique.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2019
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Inventors: Yuu Ono, Masayoshi Yoshida, Andy Huang, Sreeraman Rajan
  • Publication number: 20190140584
    Abstract: A panel connected body comprises: a plurality of thin panels arranged in a matrix of m rows and n columns; and a connection portion connecting the plurality of thin panels in a row direction and a column direction, wherein the panel connected body is foldable between adjacent thin panels of the plurality of thin panels. The connection portion has, alternately in the column direction, a first type row satisfying relationships D1?2L and Dy?Dy?1+2L and a second type row satisfying relationships Dn?2L and Dy?Dy+1+2L, where Dy is a length of the connection portion between thin panels P adjacent in the column direction at a yth column, and L is a thickness of each of the plurality of thin panels in a vertical direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2017
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Applicant: ZEON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuki HAYASHI, Kiyoshige KOJIMA, Masayoshi YOSHIDA