Patents by Inventor Shinichiro Ito

Shinichiro Ito 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: 11438450
    Abstract: An information transmission apparatus includes: a mode instruction unit configured to instruct a first mode to permit a voice output by the voice output unit or a second mode to prohibit the voice output; an image control unit configured to control a display image of a display unit so as to display an agent image including a face image of an agent; and an output determination unit configured to determine whether or not output of information to the user is necessary. The image control unit controls the display image so as to display, when the output determination unit determines output of information is necessary without being input a voice of an utterance by the user in a state where the second mode is instructed, a second agent image including a second face image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takashi Tetsuka, Atsushi Ito, Nanami Tsukamoto, Shinichiro Yamauchi, Tomoko Shintani, Tetsuya Yashiki
  • Publication number: 20220243093
    Abstract: Provided is a polishing composition that can reduce the friction force against an object to be polished while maintaining a favorable polishing removal rate. The polishing composition provided by the present invention contains water, an abrasive, and a composite metal oxide as an oxidant. The polishing composition further contains an anionic polymer. In some preferred embodiments, the polishing composition contains a permanganate as the composite metal oxide. The polishing composition is suitable for polishing a material having a Vickers hardness of 1500 Hv or higher.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2020
    Publication date: August 4, 2022
    Inventors: Yasuaki ITO, Shinichiro TAKAMI, Yoshio MORI
  • Patent number: 11388323
    Abstract: Provided are an imaging apparatus and an imaging method that make it possible to apply light having an optimum wavelength to capture an image without a user taking heed of a type of an imaging object. A wavelength of light optimum for analysis of a target is specified as an effective wavelength from a multispectral image of the target on which white light is applied, and light of the effective wavelength is applied upon the target. The target in this state is captured as a multispectral image, and the target is analyzed on a basis of a spectral image of an effective wavelength.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takeshi Uemori, Atsushi Ito, Shinichiro Gomi, Yusuke Moriuchi, Kenichiro Nakamura
  • Publication number: 20220080116
    Abstract: A drug administration device according to the present invention is a drug administration device for subcutaneously administering a drug, and includes a main body portion configured to be arranged on skin of a patient, and a movable portion to which at least one needle member protruding toward the skin is attached. The movable portion is configured to be capable of being moved between a first position that is spaced apart from the skin and a second position that is near the skin. The leading end portion of the needle member is to be inserted into the skin when the movable portion is located at the second position. The drug is to be discharged from a hole provided in the needle member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 25, 2019
    Publication date: March 17, 2022
    Applicants: HIROSAKI UNIVERSITY, OTSUKA PHARMACEUTICAL FACTORY, INC.
    Inventors: Tadashi KOBAYASHI, Hiroki MAITA, Hiroyuki KATO, Takashi AKIMOTO, Hidetoshi MISAWA, Takehito HAYASHI, Koichi TAKEDA, Toshimitsu TERAO, Tomoki MORITA, Shinichiro ITO
  • Publication number: 20210074994
    Abstract: A lithium-ion secondary battery includes an inorganic filler having a mean particle size of 1 ?m to 10 ?m. A ratio A/B is 14 to 28, where A is a weight ratio of a second binder and the inorganic filler (i.e., second binder/inorganic filler) in an insulating layer, and B is a weight ratio of a first binder and positive electrode active material particles (i.e., first binder/positive electrode active material particles) in a positive electrode active material layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2020
    Publication date: March 11, 2021
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shinichiro ITO, Takanobu YAMADA
  • Patent number: 10770743
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing an electrode having a laminated body including an insulating layer laminated on an electrode active material layer, said method comprising: a step of laminating an insulating layer on an electrode active material layer formed on a base, such that a thickness value of the insulating layer is at least twice a surface roughness Rz value of the electrode active material layer, the surface roughness Rz value being a ten point average roughness as measured in accordance with JIS B0601 1994.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Rie Teranishi, Kenichi Shinmei, Masashi Kanoh, Akio Shokaku, Shinichiro Ito
  • Patent number: 10605871
    Abstract: A method for determining a state of a rechargeable battery includes obtaining a complex impedance measured by applying AC voltage or AC current to a rechargeable battery that is subject to determination and determining a state of the rechargeable battery based on the obtained complex impedance. The determining a state of the rechargeable battery includes determining whether or not a first capacity shift is occurring based on a comparison of a value of the complex impedance at a predetermined frequency with a first determination value used to determine a negative electrode capacity shift, and when determined that the first capacity shift is not occurring, determining whether or not a second capacity shift is occurring based on a comparison of a gradient of the complex impedance with respect to a real axis in a diffusion resistance region with a second determination value used to determine a positive electrode capacity shift.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignees: PRIMEARTH EV ENERGY CO., LTD., TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hiroshi Matsuno, Shinichiro Ito, Yasushi Nakagiri, Daisuke Koba, Tamotsu Fukuma, Junta Izumi, Kazuya Kodama, Masahiko Mitsui
  • Patent number: 10476318
    Abstract: A battery-embedded device includes a substrate having a wiring, a coil fixed to the substrate, a battery fixed to the substrate, and a first temperature detecting element that is disposed on the substrate and configured to detect a temperature of the battery. An occupancy rate of the wiring in a first region of the substrate which is immediately below the first temperature detecting element is lower than an occupancy rate of the wiring in a second region of the substrate other than the first region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takashi Inoue, Hiroshi Yajima, Shinichiro Ito, Katsuya Hagiwara
  • Patent number: 10355325
    Abstract: A method for reusing a vehicle rechargeable battery to rebuild an assembled battery from a plurality of battery units having a usage history is provided. The method includes measuring a remaining charge of each of a plurality of battery units obtained by dismantling an assembled battery having a usage history. The method further includes selecting from the battery units a battery unit in which the measured remaining charge is greater than or equal to a remaining charge lower limit value, which is set in a range that is greater than zero and less than a lower limit value of a remaining charge control range of a vehicle in which the assembled battery was installed, and assembling a new assembled battery using the selected battery unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignees: PRIMEARTH EV ENERGY CO., LTD., TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Daisuke Koba, Shinichiro Ito, Yasushi Nakagiri, Tamotsu Fukuma, Kouichi Ichikawa, Yasuhiro Takahashi, Masahiko Mitsui
  • Publication number: 20190079140
    Abstract: A method for determining a state of a rechargeable battery includes obtaining a complex impedance measured by applying AC voltage or AC current to a rechargeable battery that is subject to determination and determining a state of the rechargeable battery based on the obtained complex impedance. The determining a state of the rechargeable battery includes determining whether or not a first capacity shift is occurring based on a comparison of a value of the complex impedance at a predetermined frequency with a first determination value used to determine a negative electrode capacity shift, and when determined that the first capacity shift is not occurring, determining whether or not a second capacity shift is occurring based on a comparison of a gradient of the complex impedance with respect to a real axis in a diffusion resistance region with a second determination value used to determine a positive electrode capacity shift.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2018
    Publication date: March 14, 2019
    Applicants: PRIMEARTH EV ENERGY CO., LTD., TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hiroshi MATSUNO, Shinichiro ITO, Yasushi NAKAGIRI, Daisuke KOBA, Tamotsu FUKUMA, Junta IZUMI, Kazuya KODAMA, Masahiko MITSUI
  • Patent number: 10218037
    Abstract: A method for regenerating a nickel metal hydride battery is provided. The nickel metal hydride battery includes a hydrogen absorbing alloy that serves as a negative electrode material and a safety valve that opens when an internal pressure of a battery case is greater than or equal to a predetermined pressure. The method includes connecting a plurality of nickel metal hydride batteries in parallel. Each nickel metal hydride battery is formed by integrating one or more battery cells. The method further includes overcharging the nickel metal hydride batteries by supplying current from a charge unit that is connected in parallel to the nickel metal hydride batteries. The method further includes, when each nickel metal hydride battery is overcharged, restoring a discharge reserve of a negative electrode by releasing at least some of an oxygen gas generated at a positive electrode out of the battery case through the safety valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: PRIMEARTH EV ENERGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Daisuke Koba, Yasushi Nakagiri, Tamotsu Fukuma, Shinichiro Ito
  • Publication number: 20180366828
    Abstract: A communication device includes: a board having a first surface, a second surface opposite to the first surface, and a third surface different from both the first surface and the second surface; a first magnetic sheet disposed on a side of the first surface; a first coil disposed on the first magnetic sheet; a second magnetic sheet disposed on a side of the second surface; a second coil disposed on the second magnetic sheet; and a third coil disposed on the third surface. A part of the first magnetic sheet overlaps at least a part of the third coil in plan view.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2018
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Inventors: Hiroshi YAJIMA, Hiroyuki SATOU, Shinichiro ITO, Bob FOWLER, Michael PARE, Chris PONTIGA
  • Patent number: 10090592
    Abstract: A communication device includes: a board having a first surface, a second surface opposite to the first surface, and a third surface different from both the first surface and the second surface; a first magnetic sheet disposed on a side of the first surface; a first coil disposed on the first magnetic sheet; a second magnetic sheet disposed on a side of the second surface; a second coil disposed on the second magnetic sheet; and a third coil disposed on the third surface. A part of the first magnetic sheet overlaps at least a part of the third coil in plan view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignees: SONITUS TECHNOLOGIES INC., PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Yajima, Hiroyuki Satou, Shinichiro Ito, Bob Fowler, Michael Pare, Chris Pontiga
  • Publication number: 20180013177
    Abstract: A method for regenerating a nickel metal hydride battery is provided. The nickel metal hydride battery includes a hydrogen absorbing alloy that serves as a negative electrode material and a safety valve that opens when an internal pressure of a battery case is greater than or equal to a predetermined pressure. The method includes connecting a plurality of nickel metal hydride batteries in parallel. Each nickel metal hydride battery is formed by integrating one or more battery cells. The method further includes overcharging the nickel metal hydride batteries by supplying current from a charge unit that is connected in parallel to the nickel metal hydride batteries. The method further includes, when each nickel metal hydride battery is overcharged, restoring a discharge reserve of a negative electrode by releasing at least some of an oxygen gas generated at a positive electrode out of the battery case through the safety valve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2017
    Publication date: January 11, 2018
    Applicant: PRIMEARTH EV ENERGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Daisuke KOBA, Yasushi NAKAGIRI, Tamotsu FUKUMA, Shinichiro ITO
  • Publication number: 20170373338
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing an electrode having a laminated body including an insulating layer laminated on an electrode active material layer, said method comprising: a step of laminating an insulating layer on an electrode active material layer formed on a base, such that a thickness value of the insulating layer is at least twice a surface roughness Rz value of the electrode active material layer, the surface roughness Rz value being a ten point average roughness as measured in accordance with JIS B0601 1994.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 25, 2015
    Publication date: December 28, 2017
    Applicant: SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Rie TERANISHI, Kenichi SHINMEI, Masashi KANOH, Akio SHOKAKU, Shinichiro ITO
  • Patent number: 9835153
    Abstract: A variable displacement oil pump includes: a variable displacement mechanism that is able to change a discharge amount per rotation of an input shaft. The variable displacement mechanism includes a pump housing, an oil pressure chamber provided in the pump housing, and a capacity adjustment member displaced by oil pressure from the oil pressure chamber. The capacity adjustment member is configured to be operated when receiving control oil pressure that is supplied from a control valve to the oil pressure chamber. The pump housing has an oil release hole that is opened to face the oil pressure chamber and that penetrates a wall section of the pump housing to partially release oil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Noriyuki Tsuge, Noboru Takagi, Shinichiro Ito, Yuki Nishida, Hisashi Ono
  • Publication number: 20170279316
    Abstract: A battery-embedded device includes a substrate having a wiring, a coil fixed to the substrate, a battery fixed to the substrate, and a first temperature detecting element that is disposed on the substrate and configured to detect a temperature of the battery. An occupancy rate of the wiring in a first region of the substrate which is immediately below the first temperature detecting element is lower than an occupancy rate of the wiring in a second region of the substrate other than the first region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2015
    Publication date: September 28, 2017
    Inventors: TAKASHI INOUE, HIROSHI YAJIMA, SHINICHIRO ITO, KATSUYA HAGIWARA
  • Publication number: 20170125904
    Abstract: A communication device includes: a board having a first surface, a second surface opposite to the first surface, and a third surface different from both the first surface and the second surface; a first magnetic sheet disposed on a side of the first surface; a first coil disposed on the first magnetic sheet; a second magnetic sheet disposed on a side of the second surface; a second coil disposed on the second magnetic sheet; and a third coil disposed on the third surface. A part of the first magnetic sheet overlaps at least a part of the third coil in plan view.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2015
    Publication date: May 4, 2017
    Inventors: Hiroshi YAJIMA, Hiroyuki SATOU, Shinichiro ITO, Bob FOWLER, Michael PARE, Chris PONTIGA
  • Patent number: 9525169
    Abstract: A nickel-hydrogen storage battery includes a positive electrode, a negative electrode using an AB5 based hydrogen-absorbing alloy, and a separator arranged between the positive and negative electrodes. The AB5 based hydrogen-absorbing alloy includes an A element, which is a constituent element of a misch metal, and a B element, which includes nickel and cobalt. The ratio of the amount of substance of the B element to that of the A element is 5.2 or more and 5.4 or less. The ratio of the amount of substance of cobalt to that of the A element is 0.15 or more and 0.4 or less. The liquid retention volume (V1) and the true volume (V2) of the separator, the theoretical capacity of the negative electrode (C1), and the theoretical capacity of the positive electrode (C2) satisfy the following expression. 2.0?V1/V2√óC1/C2?3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignee: PRIMEARTH EV ENERGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shinichiro Ito, Yuki Sakito, Hiroyuki Sakamoto, Katsumi Kashiwagi
  • Publication number: 20160240898
    Abstract: A method for reusing a vehicle rechargeable battery to rebuild an assembled battery from a plurality of battery units having a usage history is provided. The method includes measuring a remaining charge of each of a plurality of battery units obtained by dismantling an assembled battery having a usage history. The method further includes selecting from the battery units a battery unit in which the measured remaining charge is greater than or equal to a remaining charge lower limit value, which is set in a range that is greater than zero and less than a lower limit value of a remaining charge control range of a vehicle in which the assembled battery was installed, and assembling a new assembled battery using the selected battery unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2016
    Publication date: August 18, 2016
    Inventors: Daisuke KOBA, Shinichiro ITO, Yasushi NAKAGIRI, Tamotsu FUKUMA, Kouichi ICHIKAWA, Yasuhiro TAKAHASHI, Masahiko MITSUI