Patents by Inventor Shigeru Aihara

Shigeru Aihara 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).

  • Patent number: 10355517
    Abstract: The present invention provides a storage-battery control device 1 capable of enhancing economical efficiency by controlling charge state of a storage battery 12 so that surplus power generated by photovoltaic generation can be entirely charged into the storage battery 12 even in a case where power cannot be sold to a system power supply 50.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Satoshi Hara, Makiko Kise, Shigeru Aihara, Hiroto Nishiguchi, Takahito Ida, Tomoki Takegami
  • Patent number: 10348015
    Abstract: A socket connector includes a socket substrate having first socket substrate conductors and second socket substrate conductors, receptacle contacts electrically coupled to corresponding first socket substrate conductors and socket contacts electrically coupled to corresponding second socket substrate conductors. The receptacle contacts have receptacles receiving pin contacts of an electronic package and the socket contacts have terminating ends and mating ends with deflectable spring beams terminated to package contacts of the electronic package. At least one of the first socket substrate conductors and the second socket substrate conductors are configured to electrically connect the electronic package with the host circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignees: TE Connectivity Corporation, Tyco Electronics Japan G.K.
    Inventors: Jeffery Walter Mason, Takeshi Nakashima, Naoki Hashimoto, Shigeru Aihara
  • Publication number: 20190150311
    Abstract: A socket connector includes a socket assembly having a socket frame, a socket substrate coupled to the socket frame and socket contacts terminated to the socket substrate. The socket substrate has first and second upper mating areas including first and second socket substrate conductors for mating with an electronic package and an electrical component, respectively. The socket contacts define an interface with the electronic package. The socket assembly is configured to electrically connect the electronic package with both a host circuit board and the electrical component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Inventors: Jeffery Walter Mason, Alex An, Takeshi Nakashima, Naoki Hashimoto, Shigeru Aihara
  • Publication number: 20190148860
    Abstract: A socket connector includes a socket substrate having first socket substrate conductors and second socket substrate conductors, receptacle contacts electrically coupled to corresponding first socket substrate conductors and socket contacts electrically coupled to corresponding second socket substrate conductors. The receptacle contacts have receptacles receiving pin contacts of an electronic package and the socket contacts have terminating ends and mating ends with deflectable spring beams terminated to package contacts of the electronic package. At least one of the first socket substrate conductors and the second socket substrate conductors are configured to electrically connect the electronic package with the host circuit board.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Inventors: Jeffery Walter Mason, Takeshi Nakashima, Naoki Hashimoto, Shigeru Aihara
  • Publication number: 20180175660
    Abstract: The present invention provides a storage-battery control device 1 capable of enhancing economical efficiency by controlling charge state of a storage battery 12 so that surplus power generated by photovoltaic generation can be entirely charged into the storage battery 12 even in a case where power cannot be sold to a system power supply 50.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2016
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Satoshi HARA, Makiko KISE, Shigeru AIHARA, Hiroto NISHIGUCHI, Takahito IDA, Tomoki TAKEGAMI
  • Patent number: 9461347
    Abstract: A power storage device cell is configured such that a capacitor positive electrode and a lithium positive electrode are directly connected with each other; a second electrode layer is formed of a material including particles of phosphoric-acid-type lithium compound having an olivine-type structure; the third electrode layers are formed mainly of particles of lithium titanate; and a third collector foil is formed of an aluminum foil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Makiko Kise, Kenro Mitsuda, Shigeru Aihara, Daigo Takemura
  • Patent number: 9153837
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing an energy storage device electrode in which breakage of electrode particles and warping of a collector are reduced, and internal resistance is lowered by lowering the contact resistance between the collector and an electrode layer. The method manufactures an electric double-layer capacitor electrode, and includes: forming a plurality of grooves that run in one direction in each of a front surface and rear surface of a collector foil; subsequently providing an electrode layer that includes plural electrode particles on each of the front surface and rear surface of the collector foil; and subsequently pressing the electrode layer toward the collector foil to move the plurality of electrode particles along the plurality of grooves until the plural electrode particles dig into the plurality of grooves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kenro Mitsuda, Kazuki Kubo, Shigeru Aihara, Daigo Takemura
  • Patent number: 9040182
    Abstract: A power storage device cell is configured to include a capacitor positive electrode, a lithium positive electrode, and a common negative electrode in which electrode layers are formed on a collector foil in which penetration holes are formed, and such that the capacitor positive electrode and the lithium positive electrode are directly connected; each of the electrode layers of the common negative electrode is formed of a carbon-based material in which graphite particles and hard carbon particles are mixed, and the proportion of the hard carbon particles in the carbon-based material is from 5% by weight to 70% by weight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Shigeru Aihara, Kenro Mitsuda, Makiko Kise, Daigo Takemura
  • Patent number: 8906525
    Abstract: Provided is an energy storage device cell capable of enhancing energy density. The energy storage device cell includes: a battery main body including battery anode plate members and battery cathode plate members, in which the battery cathode plate members are placed at both ends in a stack direction; common anode plate members each including a common anode collector foil having a through-hole formed therein and common anode electrode layers, the common anode plate members being stacked on the battery cathode plate members placed at both ends in the stack direction of the battery main body; capacitor cathode plate members each including a capacitor cathode collector foil and a capacitor cathode electrode layer, in which the capacitor cathode electrode layer is placed between the common anode plate member and the capacitor cathode collector foil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Kenro Mitsuda, Makiko Kise, Shoji Yoshioka, Shigeru Aihara
  • Patent number: 8790811
    Abstract: A cathode terminal includes a cathode collector foil connector connected to the blank of a cathode collector foil, a cathode terminal external lead-out portion, and an intra-cell cathode terminal radiator located between the cathode collector foil connector and the cathode terminal external lead-out portion and covering approximately half of one of the wide side surfaces of a flat-wound electrode portion. An anode terminal includes an anode collector foil connector connected to the blank of an anode collector foil, an anode terminal external lead-out portion, and an in-cell anode terminal radiator located between the anode collector foil connector and the anode terminal external lead-out portion and substantially covering a remaining portion of the one of the wider side surfaces of the flat-wound electrode portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Kenro Mitsuda, Daigo Takemura, Shigeru Aihara, Tatsunori Okada, Makiko Kise, Shuichi Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 8329328
    Abstract: The storage cell includes a flat roll electrode that includes a strip of positive electrode having a positive electrode current collector foil and a positive electrode layer formed thereon, a strip of negative electrode having an electrode current collector foil and a negative electrode layer formed, and a strip of electrically insulated separator, the strip of positive electrode and the strip of negative electrode being wound into a flat roll configuration with the strip of electrically insulated separator sandwiched therebetween; a sealed casing that hermetically seals the flat roll electrode impregnated with an electrolyte; a positive terminal and a negative terminal each electrically insulated from the sealed casing, connected to the positive current collector foil and the negative current collector foil, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Kenro Mitsuda, Daigo Takemura, Osamu Hiroi, Shigeru Aihara
  • Patent number: 8310810
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an electric double-layer capacitor and a method for producing same capable of evenly and rapidly doping a negative electrode layer with lithium ions. The electric double-layer capacitor comprises: a positive electrode including a positive electrode layer formed on one surface of a positive electrode current collector; a negative electrode including a negative electrode layer formed on one surface of a negative electrode current collector; a first separator disposed between the positive electrode layer and the negative electrode layer; and a second separator disposed between the positive electrode current collector and the negative electrode current collector, in which the negative electrode includes holes penetrating through the negative electrode current collector and reaching the negative electrode layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Osamu Hiroi, Daigo Takemura, Kenro Mitsuda, Shigeru Aihara, Kazuki Kubo, Yasushi Uehara
  • Publication number: 20120282495
    Abstract: A power storage device cell is configured such that a capacitor positive electrode and a lithium positive electrode are directly connected with each other; a second electrode layer is formed of a material including particles of phosphoric-acid-type lithium compound having an olivine-type structure; the third electrode layers are formed mainly of particles of lithium titanate; and a third collector foil is formed of an aluminum foil.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2011
    Publication date: November 8, 2012
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Makiko Kise, Kenro Mitsuda, Shigeru Aihara, Daigo Takemura
  • Publication number: 20120276421
    Abstract: A power storage device cell is configured to include a capacitor positive electrode, a lithium positive electrode, and a common negative electrode in which electrode layers are formed on a collector foil in which penetration holes are formed, and such that the capacitor positive electrode and the lithium positive electrode are directly connected; each of the electrode layers of the common negative electrode is formed of a carbon-based material in which graphite particles and hard carbon particles are mixed, and the proportion of the hard carbon particles in the carbon-based material is from 5% by weight to 70% by weight.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2010
    Publication date: November 1, 2012
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Shigeru Aihara, Kenro Mitsuda, Makiko Kise, Daigo Takemura
  • Patent number: 8288032
    Abstract: An energy storage device cell includes: a capacitor cathode including a capacitor cathode collector foil, and a capacitor cathode electrode layer formed on one face of the capacitor cathode collector foil and containing microparticles of activated carbon; a first separator; a common anode including an anode collector foil having a through-hole, and an anode electrode layer formed on one face of the anode collector foil; a second separator; and a battery cathode including a battery cathode collector foil, and a battery cathode electrode layer formed on one face of the battery cathode collector foil and containing particles of a lithium-containing metal compound. The first separator is sandwiched by the capacitor cathode electrode layer and the anode electrode layer. The second separator is sandwiched by the anode collector foil and the battery cathode electrode layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Kenro Mitsuda, Osamu Hiroi, Daigo Takemura, Shigeru Aihara
  • Publication number: 20120189890
    Abstract: A cathode terminal includes a cathode collector foil connector connected to the blank of a cathode collector foil, a cathode terminal external lead-out portion, and an intra-cell cathode terminal radiator located between the cathode collector foil connector and the cathode terminal external lead-out portion and covering approximately half of one of the wide side surfaces of a flat-wound electrode portion. An anode terminal includes an anode collector foil connector connected to the blank of an anode collector foil, an anode terminal external lead-out portion, and an in-cell anode terminal radiator located between the anode collector foil connector and the anode terminal external lead-out portion and substantially covering a remaining portion of the one of the wider side surfaces of the flat-wound electrode portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2012
    Publication date: July 26, 2012
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kenro MITSUDA, Daigo TAKEMURA, Shigeru AIHARA, Tatsunori OKADA, Makiko KISE, Shuichi MATSUMOTO
  • Publication number: 20120171522
    Abstract: The storage cell includes a flat roll electrode that includes a strip of positive electrode having a positive electrode current collector foil and a positive electrode layer formed thereon, a strip of negative electrode having an electrode current collector foil and a negative electrode layer formed, and a strip of electrically insulated separator, the strip of positive electrode and the strip of negative electrode being wound into a flat roll configuration with the strip of electrically insulated separator sandwiched therebetween; a sealed casing that hermetically seals the flat roll electrode impregnated with an electrolyte; a positive terminal and a negative terminal each electrically insulated from the sealed casing, connected to the positive current collector foil and the negative current collector foil, respectively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2012
    Publication date: July 5, 2012
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Kenro Mitsuda, Daigo Takemura, Osamu Hiroi, Shigeru Aihara
  • Publication number: 20120114982
    Abstract: Provided is an energy storage device cell capable of enhancing energy density. The energy storage device cell includes: a battery main body including battery anode plate members and battery cathode plate members, in which the battery cathode plate members are placed at both ends in a stack direction; common anode plate members each including a common anode collector foil having a through-hole formed therein and common anode electrode layers, the common anode plate members being stacked on the battery cathode plate members placed at both ends in the stack direction of the battery main body; capacitor cathode plate members each including a capacitor cathode collector foil and a capacitor cathode electrode layer, in which the capacitor cathode electrode layer is placed between the common anode plate member and the capacitor cathode collector foil.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2011
    Publication date: May 10, 2012
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kenro MITSUDA, Makiko Kise, Shoji Yoshioka, Shigeru Aihara
  • Patent number: 8173289
    Abstract: The storage cell includes a flat roll electrode that includes a strip of positive electrode having a positive electrode current collector foil and a positive electrode layer formed thereon, a strip of negative electrode having an electrode current collector foil and a negative electrode layer formed, and a strip of electrically insulated separator, the strip of positive electrode and the strip of negative electrode being wound into a flat roll configuration with the strip of electrically insulated separator sandwiched therebetween; a sealed casing that hermetically seals the flat roll electrode impregnated with an electrolyte; a positive terminal and a negative terminal each electrically insulated from the sealed casing, connected to the positive current collector foil and the negative current collector foil, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2012
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Kenro Mitsuda, Daigo Takemura, Osamu Hiroi, Shigeru Aihara
  • Publication number: 20110281170
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing an energy storage device electrode in which breakage of electrode particles and warping of a collector are reduced, and internal resistance is lowered by lowering the contact resistance between the collector and an electrode layer. The method manufactures an electric double-layer capacitor electrode, and includes: forming a plurality of grooves that run in one direction in each of a front surface and rear surface of a collector foil; subsequently providing an electrode layer that includes plural electrode particles on each of the front surface and rear surface of the collector foil; and subsequently pressing the electrode layer toward the collector foil to move the plurality of electrode particles along the plurality of grooves until the plural electrode particles dig into the plurality of grooves.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2010
    Publication date: November 17, 2011
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Kenro Mitsuda, Kazuki Kubo, Shigeru Aihara, Daigo Takemura