Patents by Inventor Satomi Yamamoto

Satomi Yamamoto 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: 20210162538
    Abstract: A hybrid welding method and a hybrid welding apparatus that can perform welding without dropping a weld metal even in a case of butt-welding in which a gap is present between base materials is provided. A hybrid welding apparatus according to the present invention is a hybrid welding apparatus that butt-welds a first joint and a second joint using laser welding and arc welding, and includes a laser welding device that includes a laser head that irradiates laser light to a welded portion and an arc welding device that includes a welding torch that supplies a filler metal to the welded portion. It is configured such that the laser head is capable of performing horizontal welding and disposed on an upstream side in a welding direction, the welding torch is capable of performing horizontal welding and disposed on a downstream side in the welding direction, and horizontal welding is performed with the first joint and the second joint disposed vertically so as to obtain a substantially horizontal weld line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2018
    Publication date: June 3, 2021
    Inventors: Katsura OWAKI, Satomi MAKI, Kosei YAMAMOTO, Hiroki MATSUO
  • Patent number: 10886558
    Abstract: Provided is a battery module that allows suppressing impairment of battery performance, through suitable control of a restraining pressure that is exerted in the stacking direction of a stack, also in a case where unit cells expand/shrink when charged/discharged. The battery module is provided with a stack in which a plurality of unit cells is stacked, and with a pressure regulation member, which is disposed at least at one site from among a gap between the stacked unit cells, and a first end and a second end in the stacking direction, and which regulates a restraining pressure exerted in the stacking direction of the stack. The pressure regulation member is provided with a liquid holding section and a liquid storage section. The liquid holding section is provided with a liquid holding body capable of holding a liquid. The liquid storage section has a space capable of storing the liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takuma Sakamoto, Satomi Yamamoto, Koichi Tanimoto, Shinya Omura
  • Publication number: 20200343518
    Abstract: According to the present disclosure, the breakage of an exterior body due to rising deformation of an electrode terminal can be prevented. The manufacturing method herein disclosed includes the steps of: bringing a lower surface of a terminal connecting part into contact with a first terminal, and bringing an upper surface of the terminal connecting part into contact with a second terminal; interposing the terminal connecting part, the first terminal, and the second terminal between a horn and an anvil, and carrying out ultrasonic welding; and accommodating the electrode body into the exterior body. Such a manufacturing method is characterized in that a width dimension of the horn is longer than a width dimension of the second terminal, and a width dimension of the anvil is longer than the width dimension of the second terminal. This can prevent rising deformation of the electrode terminal, and can prevent breakage of the exterior body by the deformed electrode terminal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2020
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Satomi YAMAMOTO
  • Patent number: 10804508
    Abstract: A sealed cell according to the present invention includes an angular case 50 that accommodates an electrode body. The angular case 50 includes a concave case main body 52, having an opening, and a sealing member 54. The case main body 52 has a flat surface 52a opposed to the sealing member 54, with the electrode body interposed therebetween, and a side wall 52b rising from the flat surface 52a. The peripheral edge portion of the opening provided in the case main body 52 and the sealing member 54 are joined to each other by seal welding. Concave and convex portions including concave portions 56a, 156a recessed toward the inside of the case and convex portions 56b flush with the flat surface 52a are formed on at least one side 58a portion of end sides of the flat surface 52a. Electrode terminals 80, 82 are disposed on bottom surfaces of the concave portions 56a, 156a.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Mizuho Matsumoto, Tomohiro Matsuura, Satomi Yamamoto, Yuki Yamasaki
  • Publication number: 20200314081
    Abstract: A software activation system includes a sewing machine and at least one server connected via a network. The sewing machine acquires an authentication code corresponding to an activation target software that is at least one of a program and data not activated on the sewing machine, and transmits, to an authentication server included in the at least one server, an authentication request including the acquired authentication code. The server acquires an authentication key on the basis of the authentication request, when the authentication request is received by the first receiver; and transmits the acquired authentication key to the sewing machine. The sewing machine also receives the authentication key from the authentication server, determines whether the received authentication key satisfies a predetermined authentication condition, and activates the activation target software on the sewing machine when it is determined that the authentication key satisfies the predetermined condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2020
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Inventors: Satomi YAMAMOTO, Masahiro HANABUSA
  • Publication number: 20200259128
    Abstract: The invention provides an all-solid-state battery stack with high voltage. The all-solid-state battery stack of the disclosure has a plurality of monopolar battery units stacked together via insulator layers. The monopolar battery unit also has a first current collector layer, a first active material layer, a solid electrolyte layer, a second active material layer, a second current collector layer, a second active material layer, a solid electrolyte layer, a first active material layer and a first current collector layer, stacked in that order. The plurality of monopolar battery units are connected together in series.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2020
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takumi TANAKA, Hajime Hasegawa, Satomi Yamamoto, Koichi Tanimoto, Sokichi Okubo
  • Patent number: 10734654
    Abstract: A secondary battery includes: an electrode body including an electrode main body, a collector foil protrusion section, and a collector foil connection portion; a first collector terminal including a first extension part that is welded to the collector foil connection portion; and a second collector terminal that is a member separate from the first collector terminal and includes a second extension part welded to the collector foil connection portion. The first extension part and the second extension part are located on the opposite sides of the collector foil connection portion. The secondary battery includes a welded joint at which both the first extension part and the second extension part are welded to the collector foil connection portion such that the first extension part, the second extension part, and the collector foil connection portion are united. The first collector terminal and the second collector terminal are united through the welded joint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Satomi Yamamoto, Mizuho Matsumoto, Hiroshi Takamatsu, Hiroaki Imanishi, Ichiro Murata, Kiyomi Kozuki
  • Patent number: 10535858
    Abstract: A secondary battery employs a stacked electrode assembly. A current collector terminal includes a base plate portion and a current collector plate portion being continuous with the base plate portion and extending along a direction orthogonal to the base plate portion. The current collector plate portion includes a plurality of slits extending from a tip end of the current collector plate portion along a direction orthogonal to the base plate portion. A cut-out is formed in at least one of an edge of the plurality of slits and an edge of the current collector plate portion extending along a direction orthogonal to the base plate portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Satomi Yamamoto, Mizuho Matsumoto, Yuki Yamasaki
  • Patent number: 10483512
    Abstract: A battery pack is a battery pack that is configured by arranging plural chargeable-dischargeable single cells in a specified direction. Each of the plural single cells includes: an electrode body including a positive electrode and a negative electrode; and a box-shaped battery case accommodating the electrode body and an electrolyte. The two adjacent single cells in the battery pack are provided with gas discharge valves in mutually opposing surfaces of the battery cases, each of the gas discharge valves discharging gas that is produced in the battery case. In the battery cases provided in the two adjacent single cells, the gas discharge valves that are provided in the mutually opposing surfaces are disposed at positions that do not overlap each other when seen in an arrangement direction of the single cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Mizuho Matsumoto, Tomohiro Matsuura, Satomi Yamamoto, Takashi Takimoto
  • Publication number: 20190296289
    Abstract: Provided by the present disclosure is a batten pack in which both battery performance and durability of an all solid state battery are improved. Provided is a battery pack provided with a plurality of single batteries and a constraining mechanism. The constraining mechanism constrains the arranged single batteries in such a way that stress exists in the direction of compression along the arrangement direction. In addition, in a direction which intersects the arrangement direction, when a direction in which the external connection terminals extend is deemed to be a first direction and the direction opposite the first direction is deemed to a second direction, the constraining mechanism is configured in such a way that the stress increases from the first direction towards the second direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2019
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Satomi YAMAMOTO, Koichi TANIMOTO
  • Patent number: 10381629
    Abstract: A battery includes: positive and negative electrode terminals at least partially provided outside an outer packaging body; and a current cut-off device placed inside the outer packaging body. The current cut-off device is provided in either one of the positive and negative electrode terminals and cuts off an electric current path between the battery element and the either one of the positive and negative electrode when a pressure in the outer packaging body increases. The battery is provided in the movable body such that the either one of the positive and negative electrode terminals provided with the current cut-off device is placed on a vertically upper side relative to the other one of them. The current cut-off device is placed on the vertically upper side relative to a liquid level of the electrolytic solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Satomi Yamamoto
  • Publication number: 20190229364
    Abstract: Provided is a battery module that allows suppressing impairment of battery performance, through suitable control of a restraining pressure that is exerted in the stacking direction of a stack, also in a case where unit cells expand/shrink when charged/discharged. The battery module is provided with a stack in which a plurality of unit cells is stacked, and with a pressure regulation member, which is disposed at least at one site from among a gap between the stacked unit cells, and a first end and a second end in the stacking direction, and which regulates a restraining pressure exerted in the stacking direction of the stack. The pressure regulation member is provided with a liquid holding section and a liquid storage section. The liquid holding section is provided with a liquid holding body capable of holding a liquid. The liquid storage section has a space capable of storing the liquid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2019
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takuma SAKAMOTO, Satomi YAMAMOTO, Koichi TANIMOTO, Shinya OMURA
  • Patent number: 10167584
    Abstract: A sewing machine includes a sewing portion, a processor, and a memory. The sewing portion is configured to sew a pattern on a sewing object. The memory storing computer-readable instructions that, when executed by the processor, perform the processes. The processes include the acquiring reference data representing a relative positional relationship between a sewing position and an arrangement position. The sewing position is a position of the pattern sewn on the sewing object by the sewing portion. The arrangement position is a position of a decorative component arranged on the sewing object. The processes include displaying, on the basis of the acquired reference data, a mark that indicates the arrangement position corresponding to the sewing position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Noriharu Tashiro, Satomi Yamamoto
  • Publication number: 20180315981
    Abstract: A secondary battery employs a stacked electrode assembly. A current collector terminal includes a base plate portion and a current collector plate portion being continuous with the base plate portion and extending along a direction orthogonal to the base plate portion. The current collector plate portion includes a plurality of slits extending from a tip end of the current collector plate portion along a direction orthogonal to the base plate portion. A cut-out is formed in at least one of an edge of the plurality of slits and an edge of the current collector plate portion extending along a direction orthogonal to the base plate portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2018
    Publication date: November 1, 2018
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Satomi YAMAMOTO, Mizuho MATSUMOTO, Yuki YAMASAKI
  • Publication number: 20180226653
    Abstract: A secondary battery includes: an electrode body including an electrode main body, a collector foil protrusion section, and a collector foil connection portion; a first collector terminal including a first extension part that is welded to the collector foil connection portion; and a second collector terminal that is a member separate from the first collector terminal and includes a second extension part welded to the collector foil connection portion. The first extension part and the second extension part are located on the opposite sides of the collector foil connection portion. The secondary battery includes a welded joint at which both the first extension part and the second extension part are welded to the collector foil connection portion such that the first extension part, the second extension part, and the collector foil connection portion are united. The first collector terminal and the second collector terminal are united through the welded joint.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2018
    Publication date: August 9, 2018
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Satomi YAMAMOTO, Mizuho MATSUMOTO, Hiroshi TAKAMATSU, Hiroaki IMANISHI, Ichiro MURATA, Kiyomi KOZUKI
  • Publication number: 20180226620
    Abstract: A sealed cell according to the present invention includes an angular case 50 that accommodates an electrode body. The angular case 50 includes a concave case main body 52, having an opening, and a sealing member 54. The case main body 52 has a flat surface 52a opposed to the sealing member 54, with the electrode body interposed therebetween, and a side wall 52b rising from the flat surface 52a. The peripheral edge portion of the opening provided in the case main body 52 and the sealing member 54 are joined to each other by seal welding. Concave and convex portions including concave portions 56a, 156a recessed toward the inside of the case and convex portions 56b flush with the flat surface 52a are formed on at least one side 58a portion of end sides of the flat surface 52a. Electrode terminals 80, 82 are disposed on bottom surfaces of the concave portions 56a, 156a.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Publication date: August 9, 2018
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Mizuho MATSUMOTO, Tomohiro MATSUURA, Satomi YAMAMOTO, Yuki YAMASAKI
  • Publication number: 20180183026
    Abstract: A battery pack is a battery pack that is configured by arranging plural chargeable-dischargeable single cells in a specified direction. Each of the plural single cells includes: an electrode body including a positive electrode and a negative electrode; and a box-shaped battery case accommodating the electrode body and an electrolyte. The two adjacent single cells in the battery pack are provided with gas discharge valves in mutually opposing surfaces of the battery cases, each of the gas discharge valves discharging gas that is produced in the battery case. In the battery cases provided in the two adjacent single cells, the gas discharge valves that are provided in the mutually opposing surfaces are disposed at positions that do not overlap each other when seen in an arrangement direction of the single cells.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Publication date: June 28, 2018
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Mizuho MATSUMOTO, Tomohiro MATSUURA, Satomi YAMAMOTO, Takashi TAKIMOTO
  • Publication number: 20180173186
    Abstract: A data generating device includes a processor, and a memory. The memory is configured to store computer-readable instructions that, when executed by the processor, instruct the processor to perform processes. The processes include acquiring image data representing a pattern, acquiring graphic data representing a graphic, setting a layout relationship between the pattern and the graphic, and acquiring a reference used in position alignment of the pattern and the graphic. The processes include generating processing data that causes a processing device to perform first processing and second processing. The processing device is configured to carry out a process, including cutting, on a sheet-like workpiece. The first processing is processing to form a plurality of first holes designating the graphic by cutting the workpiece. The second processing is processing to carry out a process at a position on the workpiece corresponding to the reference, on the basis of the layout relationship.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2018
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Inventors: Satomi YAMAMOTO, Noriharu TASHIRO
  • Publication number: 20180079099
    Abstract: A cutting apparatus comprising: a cutting mechanism configured to cut an object to be cut based on cutting data; and a controller configured to: specify a plurality of patterns; acquire attribute information representing an attribute of the specified patterns; classify the respective patterns into two or more groups based on the acquired attribute information; generate the cutting data in which the patterns are arranged for each of the classified groups; and control the cutting mechanism to cut the patterns based on the generated cutting data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2017
    Publication date: March 22, 2018
    Inventor: Satomi Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 9833923
    Abstract: A cut data generating device includes a control device which causes the generating device to acquire data indicating a pattern, to extract outlines of plural subpatterns contained in a design, to determine the number of layers associated with the number of sheets with respect to the extracted outlines, and to determine a sequence for stacking plural layers. The control device further causes the generating device to generate an integrated outline obtained by integrating the outline of first and second subpatterns contained in the extracted outlines, to specify the outline of the first subpattern on a first layer, to generate cut data for cutting the outline of the first subpattern from a first sheet associated with the first layer and for cutting the integrated outline from a second sheet associated with the second layer, and to output the generated cut data via the communication unit to the cutting apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Satomi Yamamoto