Patents by Inventor Shinsuke Nakamura

Shinsuke Nakamura 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: 20140014420
    Abstract: A power supply device includes battery cells, separators, and fastening members. The plurality of battery cells have a rectangular-box exterior shape. The separators are interposed between the battery cells, which are arranged side by side. The fastening members securely hold a battery assembly of the battery cells and the separators, which are alternately arranged side by side. The surfaces of each of the battery cells is covered by an electrically insulating covering member. Each of the separators has recessed parts that form a plurality of gas-flowing paths between the battery cells so that cooling gas can flow along surfaces of these battery cells when this separator is interposed between these battery cells. Edge parts of the recessed part, which forms the gas-flowing paths, are rounded.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2012
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Inventors: Shinsuke NAKAMURA, Wataru OKADA
  • Publication number: 20140000776
    Abstract: A pneumatic tire for heavy load has a tread, circumferential grooves (2) extending continuously in the tread circumferential direction, transverse grooves (5) opening to the circumferential grooves (2) adjacent each other in the tread width direction, and a block (6) defined by the circumferential grooves (2) and the transverse grooves (5) on a surface (1) of the tread. The block (6) is provided with one or more shallow grooves (7-9) having an average groove depth shallower than a groove depth of the circumferential grooves (2) adjacent to the block (6). The average groove depth of the shallow grooves (7-9) is greater than 20% and less than 80% of the groove depth of the circumferential grooves (2). At least one of the shallow grooves (7-9) opens to at least one of the transverse grooves (5) and the circumferential grooves (2) adjacent to the block (6).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Inventor: Shinsuke NAKAMURA
  • Patent number: 8574747
    Abstract: A car power source apparatus has a battery block (2) including a plurality of connected batteries (1), a battery state detection section (3) connected to the battery block, a base-plate (4) having the battery state detection section and battery block mounted thereon, a cover-plate (5) that closes-off the top of the base-plate, and side-plates (6) that close-off open regions between the cover-plate and the base plate. The cover-plate is provided with a top cover (7) that establishes an interior battery holding region (12), and an electronic component cover (8) that establishes an interior electronic component compartment (13). The edges at ends of the cover-plate have end edge-covers (7X, 8X) that extend downward along the outer surfaces of the side-plate. The end edge-covers make the connection between the cover-plate and the side-plate water-tight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Wataru Okada, Shinsuke Nakamura, Akinobu Wakabayashi
  • Publication number: 20130273412
    Abstract: A battery pack includes battery cells, bus bars, and a wire harness. The battery cells include terminals on the upper surfaces of the battery cells. The bus bars connect the terminals of the battery cells to each other with the plurality of battery cells being arranged side by side. The wire harness is connected to the terminals. An electrically insulating separation wall is arranged between the terminal and the wire harness.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2011
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Inventors: Wataru Okada, Shinsuke Nakamura, Tomoyuki Ohmura, Akinobu Wakabayashi
  • Publication number: 20130260197
    Abstract: The battery array is provided with a plurality of battery cells having a rectangular outline, insulating separators intervening between adjacent battery cells, a pair of endplates disposed at the ends of the battery cells stacked alternately with intervening separators, and binding bars that bind the endplates together. Partition plates, which are the parts of the separators sandwiched between adjacent battery cells, have thin regions established along regions opposite the upper ends of the battery cells, and the thin regions are formed thinner than partition plate regions opposite the center sections of the battery cells.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2011
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Inventors: Wataru Okada, Shinsuke Nakamura, Kentaro Uemura, Akinobu Wakabayashi
  • Patent number: 8507121
    Abstract: A power supply device is provided that includes a battery module (3) and a cooling mechanism. The battery module is composed of a plurality of batteries (20) arranged side by side. The cooling mechanism cools the batteries (20). A thermally-insulating member (70) is arranged on a part of a battery module surface, and thermally insulates heat generated from the batteries. This power supply device can reduce the temperature unevenness ?T.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masao Saito, Shinsuke Nakamura, Akinobu Wakabayashi
  • Patent number: 8435664
    Abstract: A battery system including battery blocks (3) having a plurality of battery cells (1) stacked with cooling gaps (4) established between the battery cells to pass cooling gas; ventilating ducts (5), which are supply ducts (6) and exhaust ducts (7), disposed on both sides of the battery blocks to forcibly ventilate the cooling gaps; and ventilating apparatus (9) to force cooling gas to flow through the ventilating ducts. Cooling gas forcibly introduced by the ventilating apparatus flows from the supply ducts through the cooling gaps and into the exhaust ducts to cool the battery cells. In addition, the battery system has temperature equalizing walls (8) disposed in the supply ducts. The temperature equalizing walls are long and narrow with length in the direction of flow greater than the width, and each temperature equalizing wall gradually narrows towards the upstream end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Assignee: Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masao Saito, Kazunobu Yokotani, Shinsuke Nakamura
  • Patent number: 8409743
    Abstract: A battery system includes a battery block, a cooling pipe, and a coolant feeding device. The battery block includes a plurality of rectangular batteries that have a width greater than a thickness and are securely arranged in array alignment by a battery holder. The cooling pipe cools the rectangular batteries of the battery block. The coolant feeding device feeds coolant to the cooling pipe. In the battery system, the cooling pipe is arranged on the surface of the battery block in a thermally-coupled state so that the rectangular batteries are cooled by the coolant, which is circulated through the cooling pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignee: Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Wataru Okada, Hideo Shimizu, Shinsuke Nakamura, Tomoyuki Omura
  • Publication number: 20120164489
    Abstract: The power source apparatus of the present invention is provided with battery blocks 2 that have a plurality of battery cells 1 connected together, an outer case 3 that houses the battery blocks 2 and/or electrical components 10 connected to the battery blocks 2, a socket 4 connected in series with the battery blocks 2 and disposed on the outer case 3, and a service plug 5 that connects with the socket 4 in a removable manner. The service plug 5 connects with the socket 4 to connect the service plug 5 in series with the batteries via the socket 4. The outer case 3 is provided with a socket 4 and service plug 5 thermal isolation region 8 sectioned-off by a heat-shielding plate 7, and the socket 4 and service plug 5 are disposed in the thermal isolation region 8.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2011
    Publication date: June 28, 2012
    Inventors: Wataru Okada, Shinsuke Nakamura, Akinobu Wakabayashi, Tomoyuki Ohmura
  • Publication number: 20120141855
    Abstract: A battery pack device includes a plurality of battery cells 1, a bind bar 4, and a regulation member 31. The plurality of battery cells 1 has a rectangular box exterior shape. The bind bar 4 couples the plurality of battery cells 1 to each other with the battery cells 1 being arranged side by side. When the battery pack 10 is secured onto a horizontal surface, the regulation member 31 regulates upward deviation of at least one of the battery cells 1, which is located in a central part of the battery pack in the side-by-side arrangement direction of the battery cells 1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2011
    Publication date: June 7, 2012
    Inventors: Wataru Okada, Shinsuke Nakamura, Tomoyuki Ohmura, Akinobu Wakabayashi
  • Patent number: 8163420
    Abstract: A battery system has a battery block with a plurality of battery cells that are rectangular batteries stacked with intervening insulating separators, and that battery block is held by fastening components. The fastening components are provided with a pair of endplates disposed at the ends of the stacked battery cells, and metal bands on both sides of the battery block connected at both ends to the endplates. An insulating separator has an insulating plate section, which intervenes between adjacent battery cells, and insulating walls, which cover both battery cell side-walls, formed from plastic as a single-piece. In this battery system, insulating plate sections are sandwiched between battery cells, and the insulating walls are disposed between battery cell outer side-walls and metal bands to insulate the battery cells from the metal bands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Assignee: Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Wataru Okada, Shinsuke Nakamura, Tomoyuki Ohmura, Akinobu Wakabayashi
  • Patent number: 8124262
    Abstract: A battery pack includes plural battery cells (1), and insulating separators (10) disposed between adjacent battery cells (1), where the plurality of battery cells are disposed in a stacked configuration with a prescribed gap between the adjacent battery cells. A separator (10) has plural gas channels that enable the flow of cooling gas. The gas channels have cooling gas entranceways and exit ways, which open at the sides of the battery block formed by the stacked battery cells. The separator 10 has cut sections formed to position the entranceways and exit ways of the gas channels inward from the sides of the battery block. This allows cooling gas near entranceways and exit ways to be smoothly introduced to, and exhausted from the gas channels, and reduces cooling gas pressure losses in those regions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Assignee: Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Wataru Okada, Shinsuke Nakamura
  • Publication number: 20110111273
    Abstract: A power supply device includes a battery block 2, a hollow exhaust duct 20 and an exterior case 30. The battery block 2 includes rectangular battery cells 1A that are arranged side by side and have gas relief ports 12 of gas relief valves 11. The gas relief ports 12 are aligned in substantially the same plane. The exhaust duct 20 extends along the gas relief ports 12, and exhausts gas relieved from the gas relief ports 12. The exterior case 30 accommodates the battery block 2 with the exhaust duct 2 arranged on the battery block 2. The exhaust duct 20 includes interlocking portions 40 that are arranged on different positions from a pair of guide portions 26, and protrude downward. The battery block 2 includes interlock reception portions 45 that interlock with the interlocking portions 40 and are arranged at positions corresponding to the interlocking portions 40.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2010
    Publication date: May 12, 2011
    Inventors: Wataru OKADA, Shinsuke Nakamura, Tomoyuki Ohmura
  • Publication number: 20110104547
    Abstract: A power supply device is provided that includes a battery module 3 and a cooling mechanism. The battery module is composed of a plurality of batteries 20 arranged side by side. The cooling mechanism cools the batteries 20. A thermally-insulating member 70 is arranged on a part of a battery module surface, and thermally insulates heat generated from the batteries 3. This power supply device can reduce the temperature unevenness ?T.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2010
    Publication date: May 5, 2011
    Inventors: Masao SAITO, Shinsuke NAKAMURA, Akinobu WAKABAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20110016873
    Abstract: A fuel control method for a gas turbine with a combustor being formed of at least two groups of a pluralities of main nozzles for supplying fuel, and that supplies fuel from the main nozzles of all groups upon ignition of the combustor (S1), and supplies fuel from three main nozzles of a group A during subsequent acceleration of the gas turbine (S3). Because fuel is injected from a small number of the main nozzles during acceleration, the fuel flow rate per one main nozzle is increased, thereby increasing the fuel-air ratio (fuel flow rate/air flow rate) in a combustion region and improving the combustion characteristics. Accordingly, the generation of carbon monoxide and unburned hydrocarbon is reduced, whereby no bypass valve is required and manufacturing costs are reduced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2009
    Publication date: January 27, 2011
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Sosuke Nakamura, Satoshi Tanimura, Shinji Akamatsu, Shinsuke Nakamura, Takashi Sonoda, Akihiko Saito, Makoto Kishi
  • Publication number: 20110008659
    Abstract: The car power source apparatus has battery block 2 having a plurality of connected batteries 1, a battery state detection section 3 connected to the battery block 2, a base-plate 4 having the battery state detection section and battery block mounted on top, a cover-plate 5 that closes-off the top of the base-plate 4, and side-plates 6 that close-off the open regions between the cover-plate 5 and base-plate 4 at both ends. The cover-plate 5 is provided with a top cover 7 that establishes the battery holding region 12 inside, and an electronic component cover 8 that establishes the electronic component compartment 13 inside. The edges at both ends of the cover-plate 5 have end edge-covers 7X, 8X that extend downward from the side-plate 6 top surfaces down the outer surfaces. The end edge-covers 7X, 8X make the connection between the cover-plate 5 and the side-plates 6 a water-tight structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2010
    Publication date: January 13, 2011
    Inventors: Wataru Okada, Shinsuke Nakamura, Akinobu Wakabayashi
  • Publication number: 20100285347
    Abstract: The battery system comprises battery blocks 3 having a plurality of battery cells 1 stacked with cooling gaps 4 established between the battery cells 1 to pass cooling gas; ventilating ducts 5, which are supply ducts 6 and exhaust ducts 7, disposed on both sides of the battery blocks to forcibly ventilate the cooling gaps; and ventilating apparatus 9 to force cooling gas to flow through the ventilating ducts. Cooling gas forcibly introduced by the ventilating apparatus 9 flows from the supply ducts 6 through the cooling gaps 4 and into the exhaust ducts 7 to cool the battery cells. In addition, the battery system has temperature equalizing walls 8 disposed in the supply ducts 6. The temperature equalizing walls 8 are long and narrow with length in the direction of flow greater than the width, and each temperature equalizing wall 8 gradually narrows towards the upstream end.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2010
    Publication date: November 11, 2010
    Inventors: Masao SAITO, Kazunobu Yokotani, Shinsuke Nakamura
  • Publication number: 20100269515
    Abstract: An object is to reduce a fluctuation in the gas-turbine output in a nozzle switching period. In the nozzle switching period during which a first nozzle group that has been used is switched to a second nozzle group that is going to be used, the amounts of fuel supplied through the first nozzle group and the second nozzle group are adjusted by using at least one adjustment parameter registered in advance, the adjustment parameter registered in advance is updated according to the operating condition of the gas turbine, and the updated adjustment parameter is registered as an adjustment parameter to be used next.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2008
    Publication date: October 28, 2010
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Makoto Kishi, Akihiko Saito, Takashi Sonoda, Shinsuke Nakamura, Sosuke Nakamura
  • Publication number: 20100198419
    Abstract: Provided is a gas turbine operation control device and operation control method that are capable of suppressing turbine inlet temperature and of satisfying the demand response for shaft output. An IGV emergency fully-open flag is activated when the output of a generator is in a high load band at or above a predetermined value, and the like. When the IGV emergency fully-open flag is activated, the degree of opening of an inlet guide vane is set to a predetermined degree of opening, a temperature adjustment setting is set by switching in accordance with the degree of opening of the inlet guide vane, and an exhaust gas temperature setting value or a blade path temperature setting value of a turbine, for controlling the fuel supply amount for a combustor, is generated based on the temperature adjustment setting.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2008
    Publication date: August 5, 2010
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Takashi Sonoda, Akihiko Saito, Shinsuke Nakamura
  • Publication number: 20100167115
    Abstract: The battery system has a battery block 2 with a plurality of battery cells 1 that are rectangular batteries stacked with intervening insulating separators 15, and that battery block 2 is held by fastening components 3. The fastening components 3 are provided with a pair of endplates 4 disposed at the ends of the stacked battery cells 1, and metal bands 5 on both sides of the battery block 2 connected at both ends to the endplates 4. An insulating separator 15 has an insulating plate section 15X, which intervenes between adjacent battery cells 1, and insulating walls 15C, which cover both battery cell 1 side-walls, formed from plastic as a single-piece. In this battery system, insulating plate sections 15X are sandwiched between battery cells 1, and the insulating walls 15C are disposed between battery cell outer side-walls and metal bands to insulate the battery cells from the metal bands.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2009
    Publication date: July 1, 2010
    Inventors: Wataru OKADA, Shinsuke Nakamura, Tomoyuki Ohmura, Akinobu Wakabayashi