Patents by Inventor Satoru Watano

Satoru Watano 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: 20190198870
    Abstract: A composite positive electrode active material for an all-solid-state secondary battery containing particles of a positive electrode active material and a sulfide-based solid electrolyte layer coating surfaces of the particles, wherein the composite positive electrode active material has an average roundness that is 1.3 times or more of that of a positive electrode active material at an inner core of the composite positive electrode active material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2017
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Inventors: Satoru WATANO, Hideya NAKAMURA
  • Publication number: 20190105863
    Abstract: A molded product processing system is configured to apply a post process to a molded product molded by a compression-molding machine. The system includes modules each including a conveying mechanism configured to convey a plurality of molded products P kept aligned, and a processing mechanism confronting a travel route of the molded products conveyed by the conveying mechanism and configured to apply a predetermined post process to each of the conveyed molded products, in which upstream one of the modules and downstream one of the modules are connected to allow the molded products having gone through certain processing at the upstream one of the modules to be delivered to the downstream one of the modules and be subjected to a different predetermined processing at one of the modules.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2018
    Publication date: April 11, 2019
    Inventors: Satoshi SHIMADA, Tomohiro KAKITANI, Hiroshi SUZUKI, Hitoshi KUSUNOKI, Satoru WATANO
  • Publication number: 20190105864
    Abstract: A molded product discharge device accompanies a compression-molding machine that molds a molded product. The molded product discharge device is configured to discharge the molded product from the compression-molding machine. The molded product discharge device includes a rotator configured to be horizontally rotatable, a retainer facing the rotator with a predetermined distance therebetween, a plurality of projections extending toward the retainer from a surface opposite to the retainer, in an outer circumferential portion of the rotator, aligned circumferentially around a rotary axis of the rotator at an interval larger than an external size of the molded product, and configured to capture the molded product, and a guide disposed adjacent to the outer circumferential portion of the rotator and closing a gap between the adjacent projections from outside.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2018
    Publication date: April 11, 2019
    Inventors: Tomohiro KAKITANI, Satoru WATANO
  • Patent number: 8721167
    Abstract: A kneading and granulating machine comprises: a container containing a material to be kneaded; a kneading member, which moves along the inner wall surface of the container and revolves and spins at the same time within the container; and a crushing blade, which revolves and spins at the same time within the container to shear the material to be kneaded in the container. The kneading member comprises a blade having a shape corresponding to the inner wall surface of the container, which enables kneading the material to be kneaded between itself and the inner wall surface of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignees: Shinagawa Machinery Works Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Satoru Watano, Hiroki Oishi
  • Patent number: 7833444
    Abstract: It is an object of the present invention to provide a fine particle granulation method capable of granulating fine particles in an extremely easy operation without the need for carrier particles that cannot be reliably isolated and removed or binders that remain as impurities, and of improving the handling properties of these fine particles, and of obtaining fine particles that can be rapidly broken down into primary particles during use. To achieve this object, the fine particle granulation method comprises an agitation step in which fine particles are dispersed in a supercritical fluid, and a spraying step in which the supercritical fluid with the fine particles dispersed therein is subjected to rapid adiabatic expansion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2010
    Assignee: Nara Machinery Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Satoru Watano
  • Publication number: 20090135666
    Abstract: A kneading and granulating machine comprises: a container containing a material to be kneaded; a kneading member, which moves along the inner wall surface of the container and revolves and spins at the same time within the container; and a crushing blade, which revolves and spins at the same time within the container to shear the material to be kneaded in the container. The kneading member comprises a blade having a shape corresponding to the inner wall surface of the container, which enables kneading the material to be kneaded between itself and the inner wall surface of the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2006
    Publication date: May 28, 2009
    Applicants: SHINAGAWA MACHINERY WORKS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Satoru Watano, Hiroki Oishi
  • Publication number: 20070262481
    Abstract: It is an object of the present invention to provide a fine particle granulation method capable of granulating fine particles in an extremely easy operation without the need for carrier particles that cannot be reliably isolated and removed or binders that remain as impurities, and of improving the handling properties of these fine particles, and of obtaining fine particles that can be rapidly broken down into primary particles during use. To achieve this object, the fine particle granulation method comprises an agitation step in which fine particles are dispersed in a supercritical fluid, and a spraying step in which the supercritical fluid with the fine particles dispersed therein is subjected to rapid adiabatic expansion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2005
    Publication date: November 15, 2007
    Inventor: Satoru Watano
  • Patent number: 6892475
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a rotating fluidized bed apparatus for powder particle. A gas circulation path is formed at the periphery of the treatment chamber 2 via the circumferential faceplate 202, 212, and the circumferential faceplate is adapted to rotate around an axis. Behavior of powder particles can be controlled by introducing gas from the periphery of the treatment chamber via the circumferential plate 212 to exert centripetal force on the powder particle, while exerting centrifugal force on the powder particles accompanying rotation of the circumferential plate 212.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2005
    Assignee: Nara Machinery Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Wakamatsu, Satoru Watano
  • Publication number: 20040168342
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a rotating fluidized bed apparatus for powder particle. A gas circulation path is formed at the periphery of the treatment chamber 2 via the circumferential faceplate 202, 212, and the circumferential faceplate is adapted to rotate around an axis. Behavior of powder particles can be controlled by introducing gas from the periphery of the treatment chamber via the circumferential plate 212 to exert centripetal force on the powder particle, while exerting centrifugal force on the powder particles accompanying rotation of the circumferential plate 212.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2004
    Publication date: September 2, 2004
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Wakamatsu, Satoru Watano
  • Patent number: 6225809
    Abstract: A static electricity measuring system including a probe, a measuring device, and a calibration device. The probe includes a sensor which detects an electric field and outputs signals representing the detected electric field. The measuring device measures static electricity on the basis of the signals output from the sensor. The calibration device generates a reference electric field. The measuring device is adjusted when the sensor detects the reference electric field produced by the calibration device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2001
    Assignee: Kasuga Denki, Inc.
    Inventors: Satoru Watano, Katsuyuki Kamihashi, Teruo Suzuki, Kenshi Suzuki, Yasuo Morikawa
  • Patent number: 6197369
    Abstract: Coater for coating particles is provided with a casing and a cylinder having apertures rotatably mounted within the casing. Gas is blown into the casing and onto the host particles through the slots of the cylinder. Guest particles may be inserted into the casing initially or subsequently after rotation of the cylinder begins. The particles are fluidized when a balance is attained between the centrifugal force from the rotation of the cylinder and the force exerted upon the particles from the air flow. The centrifugal force exerted on the particles within the cylinder in an operating state is at least about 25 gs so as to cause guest particles of different sizes to be coated onto the host.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2001
    Assignee: New Jersey Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Satoru Watano, Robert Pfeffer, Rajesh N. Dave
  • Patent number: 5497232
    Abstract: In the operation of a granulating or coating apparatus wherein a particulate material is processed in a granulation chamber into granules, the material may be photographed during the course of carrying out the granulation process by utilizing a photography probe wherein a bundle of optical fibers are utilized to project a source of stroboscopic illuminating light in the form of a generally flat beam through a portion of the granulating chamber and a photographic camera is focused within the projected light beam along an optical line of sight oriented generally perpendicular to the projected light beam to produce an image of granules within the beam against a relatively dark background.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 1994
    Date of Patent: March 5, 1996
    Assignee: Fuji Paudal Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Satoru Watano, Yoshihiro Itoh, Nobuhito Oda, Teturo Kamata, Noboru Kawakami, Nobuharu Moriya