Patents by Inventor MIHO UEHARA

MIHO UEHARA 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: 20240106004
    Abstract: A battery includes a power-generating element and an insulating layer. The power-generating element includes an electrode layer, a counter-electrode layer placed to face the electrode layer, and a solid electrolyte layer located between the electrode layer and the counter-electrode layer. The insulating layer includes a first insulating film that extends inward from ends of the power-generating element in a planar view of a principal surface of the power-generating element and a second insulating film that covers a side surface of the power-generating element and that is continuous with ends of the first insulating film. The second insulating film is thinner than the first insulating film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2023
    Publication date: March 28, 2024
    Inventors: MIHO UEHARA, KAZUHIRO MORIOKA, AKIRA KAWASE, SEIJI NISHIYAMA
  • Publication number: 20240099139
    Abstract: A fabrication method of a thermoelectric conversion element includes forming a first metal layer containing Cu on a first surface of a thermoelectric conversion layer, and forming a first electrode and a first intermediate layer from the first metal layer. The thermoelectric conversion layer is composed of a thermoelectric conversion material containing Mg and at least one kind of element selected from the group consisting of Sb and Bi, the first intermediate layer is provided between the thermoelectric conversion layer and the first electrode, the first intermediate layer is in contact with the thermoelectric conversion layer, the first electrode is in contact with the first intermediate layer, and a composition of the first intermediate layer is different from both a composition of the first electrode and a composition of the thermoelectric conversion layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2023
    Publication date: March 21, 2024
    Inventors: Miho UEHARA, Yuriko KANEKO, Atsushi ONO, Masashige KAWABE, Tsutomu KANNO, Hiromasa TAMAKI, Hiroki SATO
  • Patent number: 11871666
    Abstract: The thermoelectric conversion element according to the present disclosure comprises a first electrode, a second electrode, a first intermediate layer, a second intermediate layer, and a thermoelectric conversion layer. The first intermediate layer is provided between the thermoelectric conversion layer and the first electrode. The first intermediate layer is in contact with the thermoelectric conversion layer. The first electrode is in contact with the first intermediate layer. The second intermediate layer is provided between the thermoelectric conversion layer and the second electrode. The second intermediate layer is in contact with the thermoelectric conversion layer. The second electrode is in contact with the second intermediate layer. The first electrode and the second electrode are composed of a CuZn alloy. The thermoelectric conversion layer is composed of a thermoelectric conversion material containing Mg.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Miho Uehara, Yuriko Kaneko, Atsushi Ono, Masashige Kawabe, Tsutomu Kanno, Hiromasa Tamaki, Hiroki Sato
  • Patent number: 10714670
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a thermoelectric conversion module that enables continued use of a thermoelectric generation system even when a part of a plurality of the thermoelectric conversion modules fails by being exposed to a higher temperature. The thermoelectric conversion module according to the present disclosure includes a substrate, a plurality of thermoelectric conversion element pairs electrically connected in series on the substrate, a pair of external terminals that carries out one of inputting and outputting of electric power, and a low melting point conductor. The low melting point conductor has a melting point that is substantially equal to a heat-resistant temperature of a p-type thermoelectric conversion element or an n-type thermoelectric conversion element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroki Sato, Tsutomu Kanno, Hiromasa Tamaki, Yuriko Kaneko, Miho Uehara
  • Publication number: 20200006616
    Abstract: The thermoelectric conversion element according to the present disclosure comprises a first electrode, a second electrode, a first intermediate layer, a second intermediate layer, and a thermoelectric conversion layer. The first intermediate layer is provided between the thermoelectric conversion layer and the first electrode. The first intermediate layer is in contact with the thermoelectric conversion layer. The first electrode is in contact with the first intermediate layer. The second intermediate layer is provided between the thermoelectric conversion layer and the second electrode. The second intermediate layer is in contact with the thermoelectric conversion layer. The second electrode is in contact with the second intermediate layer. The first electrode and the second electrode are composed of a CuZn alloy. The thermoelectric conversion layer is composed of a thermoelectric conversion material containing Mg.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2019
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Inventors: MIHO UEHARA, YURIKO KANEKO, ATSUSHI ONO, MASASHIGE KAWABE, TSUTOMU KANNO, HIROMASA TAMAKI, HIROKI SATO
  • Publication number: 20190355890
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a thermoelectric conversion module that enables continued use of a thermoelectric generation system even when a part of a plurality of the thermoelectric conversion modules fails by being exposed to a higher temperature. The thermoelectric conversion module according to the present disclosure includes a substrate, a plurality of thermoelectric conversion element pairs electrically connected in series on the substrate, a pair of external terminals that carries out one of inputting and outputting of electric power, and a low melting point conductor. The low melting point conductor has a melting point that is substantially equal to a heat-resistant temperature of a p-type thermoelectric conversion element or an n-type thermoelectric conversion element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2019
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Inventors: HIROKI SATO, TSUTOMU KANNO, HIROMASA TAMAKI, YURIKO KANEKO, MIHO UEHARA