Patents by Inventor Shuji Ito

Shuji 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: 11374249
    Abstract: A flow battery according to one aspect of the present disclosure includes: a first liquid containing dissolved therein a charge mediator and a discharge mediator; a first electrode immersed in the first liquid; and a first active material immersed in the first liquid. The equilibrium potential of the charge mediator is lower than the equilibrium potential of the first active material, and the equilibrium potential of the discharge mediator is higher than the equilibrium potential of the first active material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masahisa Fujimoto, Shuji Ito
  • Publication number: 20220162962
    Abstract: A high-temperature component according to an embodiment is a high-temperature component which requires to be cooled by a cooling medium, and includes: a plurality of cooling passages through which the cooling medium is able to flow; and a first partition wall disposed inside each of the cooling passages to partition the cooling passage into a plurality of first branch flow passages. The first partition wall includes an oblique portion formed such that, in an upstream side region of the first partition wall, a flow-passage cross-sectional area of the cooling passage as seen in an extension direction of the cooling passage gradually decreases from an upstream side toward a downstream side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2020
    Publication date: May 26, 2022
    Inventors: Koichiro IIDA, Yoshinori WAKITA, Taro TOKUTAKE, Shuji TANIGAWA, Ryuta ITO
  • Patent number: 11322769
    Abstract: In a flow battery according to one aspect of the present disclosure, a first liquid does not include an undesired compound. The flow battery satisfies requirement (i), (ii), (iii) or (iv). (i) An anode active material 14 includes graphite, and the first liquid has an equilibrium potential of not more than 0.15 V vs. Li/Li+. (ii) An anode active material includes aluminum, and the first liquid has an equilibrium potential of not more than 0.18 V vs. Li/Li+. (iii) An anode active material includes tin, and the first liquid has an equilibrium potential of not more than 0.25 V vs. Li/Li+. (iv) An anode active material includes silicon, and the first liquid has an equilibrium potential of not more than 0.25 V vs. Li/Li+.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shuji Ito, Masahisa Fujimoto, Honami Sako, Sho Shibata
  • Publication number: 20220063140
    Abstract: A molding apparatus provided with a transfer capable of transferring a heavy-weight mold clamping device. The molding apparatus that molds a molded product, includes: a mold clamping device clamping a parison extruded from an extruder to obtain a molded body, a transfer rail to support the mold clamping device in a transferable manner, and an electric cylinder to transfer the mold clamping device along the transfer rail. The mold clamping device includes first and second platens for holding a die, and a clamping drive unit for driving the first and second platens closer to or separated from each other, the electric cylinder includes a motor having an output shaft and a feed screw mechanism that converts the rotary motion of the output shaft into a linear motion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2020
    Publication date: March 3, 2022
    Applicants: KYORAKU CO., LTD., SIKA MACHINERY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tzu Chiang CHANG, Shuji ITO, Yu IGARASHI
  • Patent number: 11239482
    Abstract: The flow battery in an aspect of the present disclosure includes a first liquid containing a lithium ion and a first redox material, a first electrode in contact with the first liquid, a second electrode functioning as a counter electrode of the first electrode, an isolation unit that isolates the first electrode and the second electrode from each other, a first chamber, and a first circulation mechanism for circulating the first liquid between the first electrode and the first chamber, and in the flow battery, the first liquid is non-aqueous and the first circulation mechanism includes a magnetically driven pump.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shuji Ito, Masahisa Fujimoto, Haruko Kubota, Norihiko Kawabata
  • Publication number: 20210384541
    Abstract: A redox flow battery includes a negative electrode; a positive electrode; a first liquid which contains a first nonaqueous solvent, a first redox species, and metal ions and which is in contact with the negative electrode; a second liquid which contains a second nonaqueous solvent and which is in contact with the positive electrode; and a metal ion-conducting membrane disposed between the first liquid and the second liquid. The metal ion-conducting membrane includes a porous layer and a resin layer which is in contact with the porous layer and which contains a fluorocarbon resin. The porous layer includes a porous body and a filler which is located in pores of the porous body and which contains a fluorocarbon resin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2021
    Publication date: December 9, 2021
    Inventors: KOHEI HARA, MASAHISA FUJIMOTO, HONAMI SAKO, SHUJI ITO
  • Publication number: 20210367256
    Abstract: A flow battery includes a negative electrode, a positive electrode, a first liquid including first redox species, a second liquid, and a lithium ion conductive membrane. At least one selected from the group consisting of the first liquid and the second liquid includes a supporting electrolyte including lithium. The total of the number of moles of lithium dissolved in the first liquid and the number of moles of lithium dissolved in the second liquid is larger than the number of moles of lithium present in the supporting electrolyte. 0.2?(M1+M2?M3)/M4?1.5 wherein M1 is the number of moles of lithium dissolved in the first liquid, M2 is the number of moles of lithium dissolved in the second liquid, M3 is the number of moles of lithium present in the supporting electrolyte, and M4 is the number of moles of the first redox species.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2021
    Publication date: November 25, 2021
    Inventors: SHUJI ITO, MASAHISA FUJIMOTO, HONAMI SAKO
  • Publication number: 20210359330
    Abstract: A redox flow battery includes a negative electrode; a positive electrode; a first liquid which contains a first nonaqueous solvent, a first redox species, and metal ions and which is in contact with the negative electrode; a second liquid which contains a second nonaqueous solvent and which is in contact with the positive electrode; and a metal ion-conducting membrane which is disposed between the first liquid and the second liquid and which is nonporous. The metal ion-conducting membrane is swollen by at least one selected from the group consisting of the first liquid and the second liquid and allows the metal ions to pass therethrough.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2021
    Publication date: November 18, 2021
    Inventors: HONAMI SAKO, MASAHISA FUJIMOTO, SHUJI ITO
  • Publication number: 20210359325
    Abstract: A redox flow battery includes a negative electrode; a positive electrode; a first liquid which contains a first nonaqueous solvent, a first redox species, and metal ions and which is in contact with the negative electrode; a second liquid which contains a second nonaqueous solvent and which is in contact with the positive electrode; and a metal ion-conducting membrane disposed between the first liquid and the second liquid. The metal ion-conducting membrane contains a plurality of inorganic particles and a binder which contains an organic polymer and which binds the inorganic particles together.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2021
    Publication date: November 18, 2021
    Inventors: HONAMI SAKO, MASAHISA FUJIMOTO, HIROKI YABE, SHUJI ITO
  • Publication number: 20210351439
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a new battery capable of having an increased capacity per weight. A battery according to the present disclosure includes a positive electrode, a negative electrode, and an electrolyte located between the positive electrode and the negative electrode. The positive electrode includes a positive electrode layer containing graphene oxide. The electrolyte includes a Lewis acid containing a pentafluorophenyl group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2021
    Publication date: November 11, 2021
    Inventors: KOICHI SAWADA, SHUJI ITO, MASAHISA FUJIMOTO, YU OTSUKA, MITSUHIRO HIBINO
  • Publication number: 20210309134
    Abstract: A seat air conditioner includes an air passage that is disposed in a seat of the vehicle, a blower that blows air into the air passage, an outlet through which the air flowing through the air passage is blown as a blown air toward a rear side of a vehicle interior along an upper surface of the seat, and a guide member that is disposed behind the outlet to be moveable between a first position and a second position. The guide member allows the blown air from the outlet to flow toward the rear side of the vehicle interior together with a surrounding air entangled by the blown air when the guide member is at the first position and guides the blown air from the outlet toward a ceiling side or a floor side of the vehicle interior when the guide member is at the second position. The guide member is retracted into a housing space defined in the seat when the guide member is at the first position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2021
    Publication date: October 7, 2021
    Inventors: Masafumi KAWASHIMA, Shuji ITO, Hironobu MURAKAMI, Takahisa FUJII
  • Publication number: 20210280890
    Abstract: A redox flow battery includes a first nonaqueous liquid that contains a first nonaqueous solvent, a first electrode mediator, and metal ions; a first electrode at least in part in contact with the first nonaqueous liquid; a second nonaqueous liquid that contains a second nonaqueous solvent; a second electrode that is a counter electrode with respect to the first electrode and is at least in part in contact with the second nonaqueous liquid; and a separator that has a plurality of pores and separates the first and second nonaqueous liquids from each other. The plurality of pores have an average diameter larger than a size of each of the metal ions and smaller than a size of an aggregate containing molecules of the first electrode mediator solvated with the first nonaqueous solvent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2021
    Publication date: September 9, 2021
    Inventors: MASAHISA FUJIMOTO, SHUJI ITO, YU OTSUKA, YUKA OKADA
  • Publication number: 20210280889
    Abstract: A redox flow battery includes a first nonaqueous liquid that contains at least one first electrode mediator; a first electrode at least in part in contact with the first nonaqueous liquid; a second nonaqueous liquid; a second electrode that is a counter electrode with respect to the first electrode and is at least in part in contact with the second nonaqueous liquid; and a separator that has at least one pore and separates the first and second nonaqueous liquids from each other. The at least one pore has an inner surface modified with a functional group that contains a hydrocarbon group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2021
    Publication date: September 9, 2021
    Inventors: YU OTSUKA, SHUJI ITO, YUKA OKADA
  • Publication number: 20210273252
    Abstract: A flow battery includes a first nonaqueous liquid; a first electrode at least in part in contact with the first nonaqueous liquid; a second electrode that is a counter electrode with respect to the first electrode; and a separator that separates the first electrode and the second electrode from each other. The separator is made of an ion conductive polymer that has a crosslink structure containing an aromatic ring, the ion conductive polymer has an alkyl main chain that contains a plurality of acidic groups, and at least a subset of the plurality of the acidic groups forms salts with metal ions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2021
    Publication date: September 2, 2021
    Inventors: SHUJI ITO, YU OTSUKA, YUKA OKADA
  • Publication number: 20210261025
    Abstract: A seat air-conditioner includes an inlet portion, a blower, and a door device. The inlet portion is disposed inside a seat and defines a first inlet and a second inlet. The blower is disposed inside the seat. The door device is configured to be moved to open the first inlet while closing the second inlet and to close the first inlet while opening the second inlet. The first inlet is arranged such that an air drawn into the seat through a passenger supporting portion of the seat is drawn into the blower through the first inlet. The second inlet is arranged such that an air drawn into the seat through a portion of the seat other than the passenger supporting portion is more likely to be drawn into the second inlet than into the first inlet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2021
    Publication date: August 26, 2021
    Inventors: Hideki SEKI, Masafumi KAWASHIMA, Shuji ITO, Hironobu MURAKAMI, Takahisa FUJII
  • Publication number: 20210213856
    Abstract: A seat heater is configured to heat a passenger seated on a seat disposed in a vehicle. The seat heater includes is a radiant heater that is disposed in an area of the seat that is not in contact with the passenger seated on the seat and configured to radiant heat toward the passenger seated on the seat. The seat includes a seatback configured to support a back of the passenger. The seatback has linear lateral hanging portions extending in a width direction of the vehicle. The radiant heater is disposed above the most upper one of the plurality of liner lateral hanging portions in a vertical direction of the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2021
    Publication date: July 15, 2021
    Inventors: Takahisa FUJII, Shuji ITO, Kimitake ISHIKAWA, Yusuke TANAKA
  • Publication number: 20210140644
    Abstract: A heater device includes a first detection pattern that is arranged on an insulating substrate and detects a change in capacitance between a first transmitting electrode and a first receiving electrode for detecting an object, a second detection pattern that is arranged on the insulating substrate and detects the change in capacitance between a second transmitting electrode and a second receiving electrode for detecting the object, a capacitance determination unit that determines whether one of the change in capacitance between the first transmitting electrode and the first receiving electrode and the change in capacitance between the second transmitting electrode and the second receiving electrode is equal to or higher than a first threshold value and the other is lower than a second threshold value, and a disconnection determination unit that determines a disconnection in the first or the second detection pattern, when result of the capacitance determination unit is positive.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2021
    Publication date: May 13, 2021
    Inventors: Kimitake ISHIKAWA, Yusuke TANAKA, Hideki SEKI, Shuji ITO
  • Patent number: 10940615
    Abstract: Provided is a mold clamping device that can simplify the component count or structure by including a mold thickness adjustment mechanism that reduces the load on a power source, is easily maintained, and has high design flexibility. Also provided is a mold clamping device that can set a long distance (daylight) between molds without having to upsize the entire mold clamping device and can simplify the component count or structure. A mold clamping device for split molds includes a first platen, a second platen, a pressure receiving platen, and a mold thickness adjustment mechanism disposed on the pressure receiving platen. At least one of the first platen and the second platen is able to move back and forth so as to approach or depart from the other. The pressure receiving platen is located on a side remote from the first platen, of the second platen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: KYORAKU CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshinori Ono, Kengo Shimada, Yosuke Muroya, Shuji Ito
  • Patent number: 10930951
    Abstract: A flow battery includes: a cell including a first chamber and a second chamber a first liquid that contains a charge mediator and a discharge mediator, and that is located in the first chamber of the cell; a first electrode located in the first chamber of the cell; a first active material that is solid and that is located in the first chamber of the cell; a second liquid located in the second chamber of the cell; a second electrode that is located in the second chamber of the cell, and that is a counter electrode to the first electrode; and a first stirrer that stirs the first liquid in the first chamber. The charge mediator has a lower equilibrium potential than an equilibrium potential of the first active material. The discharge mediator has a higher equilibrium potential than the equilibrium potential of the first active material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shuji Ito, Masahisa Fujimoto
  • Patent number: 10864669
    Abstract: Provided is a method for extruding molten resin in a charging space from a head by converting a rotational motion of an electric motor into a linear motion of a piston disposed in the charging space through a ball screw and thus causing the piston to move vertically, the charging space being a space into which the molten resin can be charged and formed in an accumulator, the head having an extrusion port at a lower end thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: KYORAKU CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shuji Ito, Satoshi Masuda