Patents by Inventor Shinji Ando

Shinji Ando 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: 11374054
    Abstract: An inorganic EL element including: an anode; a hole transporting layer; a light emitting layer; an electron transporting layer; and a cathode, the anode, the hole transporting layer, the light emitting layer, the electron transporting layer, and the cathode being stacked, wherein the hole transporting layer is an oxide film, the light emitting layer is an oxide film, and the electron transporting layer is an oxide film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Naoyuki Ueda, Yuki Nakamura, Yukiko Abe, Shinji Matsumoto, Yuji Sone, Ryoichi Saotome, Sadanori Arae, Minehide Kusayanagi, Yuichi Ando
  • Patent number: 11258087
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a flow battery comprising a flexible lithium ion conductive film having durability against a highly reductive non-aqueous electrolyte liquid. The flow battery according to the present disclosure comprises a first non-aqueous electrolyte liquid, a first electrode, a second electrode, and a lithium ion conductive film. The first non-aqueous electrolyte liquid contains lithium ions and further biphenyl, phenanthrene, stilbene, triphenylene, anthracene, acenaphthene, acenaphthylene, fluorene, fluoranthene, o-terphenyl, m-terphenyl, or p-terphenyl. The lithium ion conductive film comprises a composite body. The composite body contains a lithium ion conductive polymer and polyvinylidene fluoride. The lithium ion conductive polymer includes an aromatic ring into which a lithium salt of an acidic group has been introduced. The lithium ion conductive polymer and the polyvinylidene fluoride have been mixed with each other homogeneously in the composite body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuka Okada, Shinji Ando, Sho Shibata
  • Patent number: 11158962
    Abstract: A terminal cover includes a lid and a cover body. The lid is rotatable around a hinge to open or close the cover body. An assembly of the cover body and the lid closed has a first side wall and a second side wall. A shoulder side wall that is at least one of the first and second side walls has a shoulder. The shoulder side wall is equipped with a first snap-fit and a second snap-fit. The first snap-fit is located closer to the hinge than the shoulder is, while the second snap-fit is located farther away from the hinge than the shoulder is. If the second snap-fit is undesirably unlocked, the shoulder serves to block transmission of resultant deflection of a portion of the shoulder side wall to the first snap-fit, thereby eliminating a risk that the first snap-fit may be accidently undone by the undesirable unlocking of the second snap-fit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Motohide Hisada, Shinji Ando, Toshioki Iwai, Shinichi Sugiyama
  • Patent number: 10985425
    Abstract: A flow battery includes: a first liquid containing a first nonaqueous solvent; a first electrode that is at least partly immersed in the first liquid; a second electrode which is a counter electrode to the first electrode; and a separator isolating the first electrode from the second electrode. The separator contains a lithium ion conductor. The lithium ion conductor contains a compound including main chains. At least one main chain of the main chains includes one or more aromatic rings and is cross-linked to at least another main chain of the main chains. At least one aromatic ring of the one or more aromatic rings includes one or more sulfo groups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shinji Ando
  • Patent number: 10833346
    Abstract: The flow battery according to the present disclosure comprises a first non-aqueous liquid, a first electrode in contact with the first non-aqueous liquid, a second electrode which serves as a counter electrode of the first electrode, and a lithium ion conductive film which separates the first electrode and the second electrode from each other. The lithium ion conductive film is formed of a polymer base material containing an ionic polymer. The polymer base material has an interspace which communicates with an outside thereof. The polymer base material is formed of at least one kind of resin selected from the group consisting of a thermosetting resin and a thermoplastic resin which has a melting point of not less than 150 degrees Celsius. The ionic polymer is contained in an inside of the interspace of the polymer base material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuka Okada, Shinji Ando, Sho Shibata
  • Publication number: 20200274260
    Abstract: A terminal cover includes a lid and a cover body. The lid is rotatable around a hinge to open or close the cover body. An assembly of the cover body and the lid closed has a first side wall and a second side wall. A shoulder side wall that is at least one of the first and second side walls has a shoulder. The shoulder side wall is equipped with a first snap-fit and a second snap-fit. The first snap-fit is located closer to the hinge than the shoulder is, while the second snap-fit is located farther away from the hinge than the shoulder is. If the second snap-fit is undesirably unlocked, the shoulder serves to block transmission of resultant deflection of a portion of the shoulder side wall to the first snap-fit, thereby eliminating a risk that the first snap-fit may be accidently undone by the undesirable unlocking of the second snap-fit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2020
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Applicant: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Motohide HISADA, Shinji ANDO, Toshioki IWAI, Shinichi SUGIYAMA
  • Publication number: 20200274261
    Abstract: A terminal cover includes a cover body equipped with a curved portion and a base portion. The curved portion has formed therein a pair of claws diametrically opposed to each other. The claws are arranged at an interval away from each other. The interval is selected to be smaller than the width of the terminal and increased by elastic deformation of the cover body arising from installation of a terminal in the terminal cover, so that the claws retain the terminal. This structure enables the terminal cover to be simple and small-sized and facilitates installation of the terminal in the terminal cover without being scraped by the terminal when inserted into the terminal cover.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2020
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Applicant: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Motohide HISADA, Shinji ANDO, Shinichi SUGIYAMA, Toshioki IWAI
  • Publication number: 20200052315
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a flow battery comprising a flexible lithium ion conductive film having durability against a highly reductive non-aqueous electrolyte liquid. The flow battery according to the present disclosure comprises a first non-aqueous electrolyte liquid, a first electrode, a second electrode, and a lithium ion conductive film. The first non-aqueous electrolyte liquid contains lithium ions and further biphenyl, phenanthrene, stilbene, triphenylene, anthracene, acenaphthene, acenaphthylene, fluorene, fluoranthene, o-terphenyl, m-terphenyl, or p-terphenyl. The lithium ion conductive film comprises a composite body. The composite body contains a lithium ion conductive polymer and polyvinylidene fluoride. The lithium ion conductive polymer includes an aromatic ring into which a lithium salt of an acidic group has been introduced. The lithium ion conductive polymer and the polyvinylidene fluoride have been mixed with each other homogeneously in the composite body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2019
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Inventors: YUKA OKADA, SHINJI ANDO, SHO SHIBATA
  • Publication number: 20190356010
    Abstract: The flow battery according to the present disclosure comprises a first non-aqueous liquid, a first electrode in contact with the first non-aqueous liquid, a second electrode which serves as a counter electrode of the first electrode, and a lithium ion conductive film which separates the first electrode and the second electrode from each other. The lithium ion conductive film is formed of a polymer base material containing an ionic polymer. The polymer base material has an interspace which communicates with an outside thereof. The polymer base material is formed of at least one kind of resin selected from the group consisting of a thermosetting resin and a thermoplastic resin which has a melting point of not less than 150 degrees Celsius. The ionic polymer is contained in an inside of the interspace of the polymer base material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2019
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Inventors: YUKA OKADA, SHINJI ANDO, SHO SHIBATA
  • Publication number: 20190081302
    Abstract: A flow battery includes: a first liquid containing a first nonaqueous solvent; a first electrode that is at least partly immersed in the first liquid; a second electrode which is a counter electrode to the first electrode; and a separator isolating the first electrode from the second electrode. The separator contains a lithium ion conductor. The lithium ion conductor contains a compound including main chains. At least one main chain of the main chains includes one or more aromatic rings and is cross-linked to at least another main chain of the main chains. At least one aromatic ring of the one or more aromatic rings includes one or more sulfo groups.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2018
    Publication date: March 14, 2019
    Inventor: SHINJI ANDO
  • Patent number: 9779849
    Abstract: An aluminium-based conductive material used in a driving part of robots or various devices and used, for example, in a wiring that is loaded with cyclic bending, as well as an electric wire and a cable using the same, contains 0.1 to 1.0 mass % of scandium and further contains, as a rest part, aluminium and unavoidable impure substances and is formed of a metal texture 10 having crystal grains 11 with an average grain size of 2 ?m or less and aluminium-scandium series nanoprecipitates generated in a grain boundary 12 of the crystal grains 11. Further, it is preferable that the metal texture 10 contains the crystal grains 11 of 1 ?m or less at a cross sectional ratio of 15% or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignees: DYDEN CORPORATION, FUKUOKA PREFECTURAL GOVERNMENT, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION KUMAMOTO UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Hiroyuki In, Fumiyo Annou, Daisuke Matsunaga, Hiromoto Kitahara, Shinji Ando, Masayuki Tsushida, Toshifumi Ogawa
  • Patent number: 9350179
    Abstract: A charging device for a battery of a vehicle includes an insulation resistance detecting circuit, a charging circuit, a leak current detecting circuit and a decoupling circuit. The insulation resistance detecting circuit includes a coupling capacitor, and is disposed between the battery and a vehicle body for detecting an insulation resistance between the battery and the vehicle body. The charging circuit converts an alternating current supplied from an alternating current source into a direct current and charges the battery in a state without insulting the input terminal and the output terminal and in a state where the vehicle body is coupled to an earth. The leak current detecting circuit detects a leak current between the charging circuit and the earth. The decoupling circuit decouples the insulation resistance detecting circuit from one of the battery and the vehicle body during a charging of the battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shinji Ando, Seiji Iyasu, Sadahisa Onimaru, Kazuyoshi Obayashi
  • Patent number: 9293232
    Abstract: A composite conductor 10, including an internal layer 11 having a conductive material A, the conductive material A having fatigue strength of at least 150 MPa after being subjected to 106 cycles of cyclic loading in a fatigue test, and an external layer 12 having a conductive material B, the external layer coating the internal layer 11, the conductive material B having tensile strength higher than that of the conductive material A, the tensile strength being at least 250 MPa, in which the composite conductor 10 has fracture resistance to a sudden load and impact as well as bending durability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignees: DYDEN CORPORATION, FUKUOKA PREFECTURAL GOVERNMENT, NAT'L UNIVERSITY CORPORATION KUMAMOTO UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Hiroyuki In, Fumiyo Annou, Daisuke Matsunaga, Hiromoto Kitahara, Shinji Ando, Masayuki Tsushida, Toshifumi Ogawa
  • Patent number: 9184674
    Abstract: A power conversion apparatus includes: a bridge circuit between AC and DC ends; a converter circuit between the bridge circuit and the DC end; and a control device for the converter circuit. The converter circuit includes: first and second switches in series between terminals of the bridge circuit; third and fourth switches in series between terminals of the DC end; and a reactor between an intermediate point of the first and second switches and an intermediate point of the third and fourth switches. The control device includes: a first controller defining a part of a cycle of an AC voltage as a stop period and stopping switching the first and second switches during the stop period; and a second controller performing voltage/power factor correction controls over an entire cycle by switching the third and/or fourth switches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Seiji Iyasu, Shinji Ando, Sadahisa Onimaru, Kazuyoshi Obayashi
  • Publication number: 20140311769
    Abstract: A composite conductor 10, including an internal layer 11 having a conductive material A, the conductive material A having fatigue strength of at least 150 MPa after being subjected to 106 cycles of cyclic loading in a fatigue test, and an external layer 12 having a conductive material B, the external layer coating the internal layer 11, the conductive material B having tensile strength higher than that of the conductive material A, the tensile strength being at least 250 MPa, in which the composite conductor 10 has fracture resistance to a sudden load and impact as well as bending durability.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2012
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Applicants: DYDEN CORPORATION, FUKUOKA PREFECTURAL GOVERNMENT, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION KUMAMOTO UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Hiroyuki In, Fumiyo Annou, Daisuke Matsunaga, Hiromoto Kitahara, Shinji Ando, Masayuki Tsushida, Toshifumi Ogawa
  • Publication number: 20140225042
    Abstract: A flexible conductive material and a cable using the same, being resistant to one million times or more of dynamic driving and particularly suitable for wiring robots or automobiles. An average crystal grain size of crystal grains 20 forming a metal texture of a base material is 2 ?m or less, in which the crystal grains 20 being 1 ?tm or less are included at least 20% or more in a cross sectional ratio. Also, it is preferable to include 0.1 mass % to 20 mass % of nanoparticles 22.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2012
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicants: DYDEN CORPORATION, NAT'L UNIVERSITY CORPORATION KUMAMOTO UNIVERSITY, FUKUOKA PREFECTURAL GOVERNMENT
    Inventors: Hiroyuki In, Fumiyo Annou, Daisuke Matsunaga, Hiromoto Kitahara, Shinji Ando, Masayuki Tsushida, Toshifumi Ogawa
  • Publication number: 20140224523
    Abstract: An aluminium-based conductive material used in a driving part of robots or various devices and used, for example, in a wiring that is loaded with cyclic bending, as well as an electric wire and a cable using the same, contains 0.1 to 1.0 mass % of scandium and further contains, as a rest part, aluminium and unavoidable impure substances and is formed of a metal texture 10 having crystal grains 11 with an average grain size of 2 ?m or less and aluminium-scandium series nanoprecipitates generated in a grain boundary 12 of the crystal grains 11. Further, it is preferable that the metal texture 10 contains the crystal grains 11 of 1 ?m or less at a cross sectional ratio of 15% or more.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2012
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicants: FUKUOKA PREFECTURAL GOVERNMENT, DYDEN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroyuki In, Fumiyo Annou, Daisuke Matsunaga, Hiromoto Kitahara, Shinji Ando, Masayuki Tsushida, Toshifumi Ogawa
  • Publication number: 20130308230
    Abstract: A charging device for a battery of a vehicle includes an insulation resistance detecting circuit, a charging circuit, a leak current detecting circuit and a decoupling circuit. The insulation resistance detecting circuit includes a coupling capacitor, and is disposed between the battery and a vehicle body for detecting an insulation resistance between the battery and the vehicle body. The charging circuit converts an alternating current supplied from an alternating current source into a direct current and charges the battery in a state without insulting the input terminal and the output terminal and in a state where the vehicle body is coupled to an earth. The leak current detecting circuit detects a leak current between the charging circuit and the earth. The decoupling circuit decouples the insulation resistance detecting circuit from one of the battery and the vehicle body during a charging of the battery.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2013
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Applicant: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shinji ANDO, Seiji IYASU, Sadahisa ONIMARU, Kazuyoshi OBAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20130301323
    Abstract: A power conversion apparatus includes: a bridge circuit between AC and DC ends; a converter circuit between the bridge circuit and the DC end; and a control device for the converter circuit. The converter circuit includes: first and second switches in series between terminals of the bridge circuit; third and fourth switches in series between terminals of the DC end; and a reactor between an intermediate point of the first and second switches and an intermediate point of the third and fourth switches. The control device includes: a first controller defining a part of a cycle of an AC voltage as a stop period and stopping switching the first and second switches during the stop period; and a second controller performing voltage/power factor correction controls over an entire cycle by switching the third and/or fourth switches.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2013
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Applicant: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Seiji Iyasu, Shinji Ando, Sadahisa Onimaru, Kazuyoshi Obayashi
  • Publication number: 20120319328
    Abstract: An object is to provide a tablet manufacturing method which may restrain formation of a tablet edge surface and permits less effect of intra-tablet stress developed in process of press-forming on a tablet quality in cases where an upper rod and a lower rod are fittingly inserted into a vertical hole formed in a die to press powder in the die hole with a pushing surface at the lower end of the upper rod and a pushing surface at the upper end of the lower rod in order to press-form a tablet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2011
    Publication date: December 20, 2012
    Applicant: TAISHO PHARMACEUTICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shinji Ando, Kenji Yoshida, Takuji Ueda