Patents by Inventor Shinichi Takase

Shinichi Takase 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: 20210035554
    Abstract: An apparatus and method are capable of controlling the output of the system utterance upon the occurrence of barge-in utterance and enabling a smooth interactive between a user and the system. Fade processing is applied to lower at least one of volume, a speech rate, or a pitch (voice pitch) of system utterance from a starting time of the barge-in utterance acting as the user interruption utterance during executing the system utterance. Even after the completion of the fade processing, the output state upon completing the fade processing is maintained. In a case where the system utterance level is equal to or less than the predefined threshold during the fade processing, the system utterance is displayed on a display unit. One of stop, continuation, and rephrasing is executed based on an intention of the barge-in utterance and whether an important word is included in in the system utterance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2018
    Publication date: February 4, 2021
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Hiro IWASE, Shinichi KAWANO, Yuhei TAKI, Kunihito SAWAI, Masaki TAKASE, Akira MIYASHITA
  • Publication number: 20200395693
    Abstract: A wiring module to be attached to a plurality of power elements which store or generate power includes a bus bar connecting the power elements to each other or connecting the power element and a load to each other, an abnormality detection element detecting an abnormality of the power element, and an insulating protector holding the bus bar and the abnormality detection element. The insulating protector is integrally provided with a first holding shaft portion and a second holding shaft portion which position and hold the bus bar by fitting the bus bar there onto, and an element holding portion which position and hold the abnormality detection element by fitting the abnormality detection element there into.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2018
    Publication date: December 17, 2020
    Applicants: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD., TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Nobuyuki MATSUMURA, Shinichi TAKASE, Yusuke SUZUKI, Atsushi YAMANAKA, Takeo KAKISHIMA
  • Publication number: 20200333192
    Abstract: A sensor unit disclosed herein is a temperature sensor unit to be attached to an energy storage device. The temperature sensor unit includes an FPC to be positioned on an energy storage device body, a temperature sensor connected to a detection line of the FPC, a housing disposed on the FPC and covering the temperature sensor, and a biasing member elastically and deformably held in the housing and configured to bias the lower housing of the housing toward the energy storage device body by elastic restoring force to bring the temperature sensor into contact with the energy storage device body with the FPC therebetween.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2018
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Applicants: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC PRINTED CIRCUITS, INC.
    Inventors: Shinichi TAKASE, Yasuhiko KOTERA, Isamu HAMAMOTO, Yoshifumi UCHITA, Takayuki TSUMAGARI, Yusuke SUZUKI, Atsushi YAMANAKA
  • Patent number: 10797413
    Abstract: A terminal-equipped electrical wire includes an electrical wire and a terminal that is connected to the electrical wire. The terminal includes a metal cap portion in which one end portion of a tubular portion that has a tubular shape is sealed and another end portion is an opening portion. The terminal is connected to the electrical wire in a state where the cap portion is placed over an end portion of the electrical wire. An edge portion of the opening portion has an increased width in the diameter direction of the tubular portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignees: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Hideo Takahashi, Shinichi Takase, Hiroki Shimoda
  • Patent number: 10770709
    Abstract: A connection module includes: a plurality of bus bars that connect positive and negative electrode terminals of adjacent power storage elements of a plurality of power storage elements; and a sheet member that holds the plurality of bus bars arranged in an alignment direction of the plurality of power storage elements. The sheet member includes: a plurality of hold portions that hold the bus bars; and extension and contraction portion that is positioned between adjacent hold portions and has an extension and contraction distance equal to or longer than an electrode pitch tolerance between the positive and negative electrode terminals of the adjacent power storage elements in the alignment direction of the plurality of power storage elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignees: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD., TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Nobuyuki Matsumura, Shinichi Takase, Yusuke Suzuki, Atsushi Yamanaka
  • Patent number: 10770710
    Abstract: A connection module includes bus bars connecting positive and negative electrode terminals of adjacent power storage elements, a first sheet member that is expandable, and second sheet members fixing each of the bus bars independently. Each of the bus bars includes a fitting portion extending from one edge of the plate member with respect to a width direction (an arrow Y-direction) and fitting in a fixing portion of each second sheet member. The first sheet member holds each second sheet member to which each of the bus bars is fixed, and the first sheet member is expandable at sections between adjacent second sheet members in a longitudinal direction of the first sheet member in a distance of a maximum value of tolerance ?L max that is a total value of tolerances of an electrode pitch with respect to an arrangement direction in which the adjacent power storage elements are arranged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignees: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD., TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Nobuyuki Matsumura, Shinichi Takase, Yusuke Suzuki, Atsushi Yamanaka
  • Patent number: 10763484
    Abstract: A wiring module includes multiple bus bars, a resin protector that has one or more holding portions that hold the bus bars and is provided with a tolerance absorbing portion that absorbs tolerance in the arrangement direction of power storage elements, and a cover that is attached to the resin protector and holds all of the holding portions. The resin protector is provided with a locking portion that locks the cover, the locking portion projecting in a direction identical to the projecting direction of electrode terminals and extending along the arrangement direction of the power storage elements. The cover is provided with a lock-receiving portion that is locked to the locking portion. The locking portion and the lock-receiving portion are locked in a manner of enabling relative movement along the arrangement direction of the power storage elements at an edge portion of the cover that extends in the arrangement direction of the power storage elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignees: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroki Shimoda, Shinichi Takase, Nobuyuki Matsumura, Yoshinori Ito, Hideo Takahashi
  • Patent number: 10763628
    Abstract: A connection module includes a plurality of bus bars that connect positive and negative electrode terminals of adjacent energy storage elements, a plurality of bus bar holding portions that hold bus bars in an insulated manner, and a pitch adjustment portion. The pitch adjustment portion is to be provided across the adjacent bus bar holding portions so as to couple the adjacent bus bar holding portions, and extends and contracts in a line-up direction of the plurality of bus bar holding portions so as to enable adjustment of a pitch between the positive and negative electrode terminals of the adjacent energy storage elements. Each of the bus bar holding portion includes a bus bar housing portion including an isolation wall that keeps the corresponding bus bars apart in an insulated manner. The bus bar housing portion includes, on one side in the line-up direction, a free portion where there is no isolation wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignees: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroki Shimoda, Shinichi Takase, Nobuyuki Matsumura, Yoshinori Ito
  • Patent number: 10734628
    Abstract: A bus bar terminal includes an electrode connection portion that connects electrode terminals of power storage elements to each other, and a wire connection portion that is to be connected to an electrical wire. Restriction portions are provided between the electrode connection portion and the wire connection portion, and restrict the movement of a liquid adhered to the electrode connection portion toward the wire connection portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignees: AutoNetworks Technologies, Ltd., Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd., Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hideo Takahashi, Shinichi Takase, Hiroki Shimodo
  • Patent number: 10714731
    Abstract: A connection module is a flat-shaped connection module that is to be attached to a power storage element group formed by aligning a plurality of power storage elements with positive and negative electrode terminals and includes a first bus bar module, a second bus bar module, and insulating fixing members. The first and second bus bar modules include sheet members that hold the plurality of bus bars arranged in an alignment direction of the power storage elements. The fixing members are coupled to the sheet members to integrate and fix the first bus bar module and the second bus bar module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignees: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD., TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Nobuyuki Matsumura, Shinichi Takase, Yusuke Suzuki, Atsushi Yamanaka
  • Patent number: 10653007
    Abstract: A flexible printed circuit board according to an aspect of the present invention includes a base film having insulating properties and a conductive pattern laminated to one surface side of the base film. The conductive pattern forms part of a circuit and includes at least one fuse portion having a cross section smaller than the other part. The flexible printed circuit board includes at least one opening passing through front and rear surfaces on at least one of the right and left sides of the fuse portion in a two-dimensional view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignees: SUMITOMO ELECTRIC PRINTED CIRCUITS, INC., AutoNetworks Technologies, Ltd., Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd., Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takayuki Tsumagari, Yoshifumi Uchita, Shinichi Takase, Hirohisa Saito
  • Patent number: 10644292
    Abstract: A battery wiring module is attached to a cell group including an arrangement of a plurality of cells having positive pole and negative pole electrode terminals. The battery wiring module is provided with: a plurality of connection members connecting the positive pole and negative pole electrode terminals of adjacent cells of the plurality of cells; and a flexible printed board including a plurality of voltage sensing wires for sensing voltages of the plurality of cells via the plurality of connection members. Each of the voltage sensing wires has an electric current limiting element provided somewhere therealong to limit a flow of overcurrent in the voltage sensing wires. The electric current limiting element is connected to the voltage sensing wires at a portion which is overcoated with an insulating resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignees: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC PRINTED CIRCUITS, INC., TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shinichi Takase, Nobuyuki Matsumura, Toshifumi Uchita, Yusuke Suzuki, Junta Katayama
  • Publication number: 20200125788
    Abstract: [Object] To achieve displaying of a text in a more flexible and highly readable manner in accordance with a situation. [Solution] According to the present disclosure, an information processing device is provided. The information processing device includes a calculator that calculates, on the basis of context data to be entered, a recognition difficulty score used for display control of a target text. An information processing method is further provided. The information processing method includes allowing a processor to calculate, on the basis of context data to be entered, a recognition difficulty score used for display control of a target text.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2018
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Shinichi KAWANO, Yuhei TAKI, Masaki TAKASE, Akira MIYASHITA, Naoki TOKIWA, Nodoka TOKUNAGA
  • Patent number: 10569291
    Abstract: A method for forming a thin film having durability at a low cost is provided. A film formation apparatus 1 is used in the film formation method. The apparatus 1 comprises a vacuum container 11 in which a substrate 100 is placed at a lower part, a vacuum pump 15 for exhaust inside the container 11, a storage container 23 for storing a coating agent 21 provided outside the container 11, and a nozzle having an ejection part 19 capable of ejecting the coating agent 21 at its one end. A solution including two or more kinds of materials is used as the coating agent 21. The solution is ejected to the substrate in an atmosphere at a pressure set based on vapor pressures of respective materials composing the solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: SHINCRON CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shingo Samori, Shinichi Takase, Satoshi Sugawara, Ekishu Nagae, Yousong Jiang
  • Publication number: 20200044223
    Abstract: A connection module includes: an insulating protector that holds a plurality of bus bars to connect between electrode terminals; and a flexible printed circuit that is held by the insulating protector, and includes a detection line that is connected to the each of the bus bars and detects a state of the power storage element. The insulating protector includes a protector horizontal part including a holding part which holds each of the bus bars and is formed at one end; and a vertical part that is extended in a vertical direction from the protector horizontal part in at least a part of another end, opposite to the one end. of the protector horizontal part. The flexible printed circuit includes: a substrate horizontal part that is held by the protector horizontal part; and a bent part that is bent perpendicularly to the substrate horizontal part and held by the vertical part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Applicants: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD., TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shinichi TAKASE, Yasuhiko KOTERA, Yusuke SUZUKI
  • Publication number: 20200020913
    Abstract: A connection module is a flat-shaped connection module that is to be attached to a power storage element group formed by aligning a plurality of power storage elements with positive and negative electrode terminals and includes a first bus bar module, a second bus bar module, and insulating fixing members. The first and second bus bar modules include sheet members that hold the plurality of bus bars arranged in an alignment direction of the power storage elements. The fixing members are coupled to the sheet members to integrate and fix the first bus bar module and the second bus bar module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Applicants: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD., TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Nobuyuki MATSUMURA, Shinichi TAKASE, Yusuke SUZUKI, Atsushi YAMANAKA
  • Patent number: 10490922
    Abstract: A flat electric cable connection structure includes a flat electric cable, terminal fittings, and alleviation portions. The flat electric cable includes, at one end portion thereof, a plurality of separate strip-shaped portions in which a plurality of band-shaped conductor paths are individually separated. The terminal fittings include conductor path connecting portions connected to band-shaped conductor paths of the separate band-shaped portions. The alleviation portions include bypass mechanisms that bypass an arrangement route of the flat electric cable from the conductor path connecting portions of the terminal fittings to a lead-out portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignees: AutoNetworks Technologies, Ltd., Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd., Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Shinichi Takase, Yasuhiko Kotera
  • Patent number: 10431924
    Abstract: A bus bar terminal includes an electrode connection portion that connects electrode terminals of power storage elements to each other, and a wire connection portion that is to be connected to an electrical wire, and guide portions are provided between the electrode connection portion and the wire connection portion, the guide portions guiding adhered liquid so as to fall to a position separated from the wire connection portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignees: AutoNetworks Technologies, Ltd., Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd., Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hideo Takahashi, Shinichi Takase, Hiroki Shimoda
  • Publication number: 20190221816
    Abstract: A wiring module configured to connect a power storage element group including power storage elements to external member includes: a connection member that connects electrodes of a pair of the power storage elements; an insulating protector that is attached to an electrode surface of the power storage element group and that houses the connection member; an electric cable that includes one end to be connected to a terminal electrode of the power storage element group and another end to be connected to the external member, and that is folded back from the one end to the other end; and a holding part that is provided to the insulating protector, and is configured to hold the electric cable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Applicants: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD., TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Taiji YANAGIDA, Shinichi TAKASE, Yasuhiko KOTERA, Yoshiaki KUROYANAGI, Koichi TANAKA
  • Publication number: 20190221815
    Abstract: A connection module to be assembled to a power storage element stack including power storage element arrays in each of which power storage elements including electrode terminals of a positive electrode and a negative electrode are arranged. The connection module includes: a plurality of bus bars that electrically connects the electrode terminals between the adjacent power storage elements; a plurality of bus bar housing parts each housing each of the bus bars; a plurality of first hinge linking parts that links the bus bar housing parts and expands and contracts in a direction where the power storage elements are arranged; a plurality of inter-array bus bars that electrically connects the electrode terminals of power storage element arrays; a plurality of inter-array bus bar housing parts each housing each of the inter-array bus bars; and angle adjusting part adjusting an inclination angle of each of the inter-array bus bar housing part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Applicants: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD., TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Taiji YANAGIDA, Shinichi TAKASE, Yasuhiko KOTERA, Yoshiaki KUROYANAGI, Koichi TANAKA