Takahiro Imai 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).
Abstract: An element including: a first electrode; an intermediate layer; and a second electrode, the first electrode, the intermediate layer, and the second electrode being disposed in this order, the intermediate layer including an organic polymer material, where a molecular structure of the organic polymer material includes a structure represented by the following formula (1) where R1 is a carbonyl group, an ether group, a thioether group, or organopolysiloxane, and R1 may form a cyclic structure (an imide group) with R2; and R2 to R6 are organic groups that may be identical or different, where each of the organic groups may have a valency of 2 or more and may form another structure:
Abstract: A sensor includes an electrode, an insulator, a pressure receiver, and a pressure imparting unit. The insulator is disposed at a position facing the electrode and away from the electrode. The pressure receiver is disposed on a surface of the insulator on a side opposite to the electrode. The pressure imparting unit presses a part of the insulator toward the electrode at a position different from the pressure receiver to contact the insulator with the electrode. The insulator generates power by contact charging or separation charging with respect to the electrode, to output the power as a signal.
Abstract: A gripping device 18 is provided at the front end of an arm of an assembly robot 2. The gripping device 18 includes a pair of grippers 20 and 22 capable of opening and closing. The side configured to come into contact with a part 4, of each gripper 20, 22 includes a pressure-sensitive sensor 24. The pressure-sensitive sensor 24 includes a first electrode and a second electrode serving as a pair of electrodes and an intermediate layer formed of rubber or a rubber composition between the pair of electrodes. The intermediate layer is configured to generate electricity when deformed by contact with an object (part 4). The side configured to come into contact with the object, of the intermediate layer is subjected to a surface modification treatment and has a higher hardness than the opposite side.
Abstract: An oxidation catalyst device for exhaust gas purification, having a first catalyst coating layer on the exhaust gas flow's upstream side, second catalyst coating layer of an upper layer on exhaust gas flow's downstream side, and third catalyst coating layer of a lower layer on exhaust gas flow's downstream side, on a substrate, wherein the weight ratio of platinum to palladium in the first catalyst coating layer is 0.75 to 4.50, weight ratio of platinum to palladium in second catalyst coating layer is greater than 4.50 to 25.0, weight ratio of platinum to palladium in third catalyst coating layer is 0.12 or less, the length of first catalyst coating layer is 8% to 55% of the substrate's length, length of second catalyst coating layer is 45% to 95% of the substrate's length, and length of third catalyst coating layer is 45% to 95% of the substrate's length.
June 1, 2018
Date of Patent:
September 10, 2019
CATALER CORPORATION, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
Abstract: Provided is an information processing apparatus including a processor configured to control a system of the information processing apparatus, a power source controller configured to perform control of power supply to the system and to turn off a power source of the power source controller in standby mode in which a power source of the processor is turned off, a memory configured to store information in standby mode, and a power supply unit configured to perform power supply to the memory in standby mode.
Abstract: A fluid control device includes a main body block including a first flow passage, and a second flow passage, a first and second fluid control units installed on an installation surface of the main body block. The first and second flow passages include a first portion extending along a first direction and a second flow passage portion orthogonal to the first direction. The second portion is formed of a hole extending from a side surface of the main body block and a sealing member.
Abstract: A bone treating device has a bone plate and a bone screw. The bone plate has an opening which penetrates therethrough and has a female screw part having a plurality of thread grooves formed on an inner surface of the opening. The bone screw has a shaft part capable of penetrating the opening of the bone plate and a head part provided at a proximal end of the shaft part. The head part has on an outer surface thereof a male screw part having a plurality of screw threads threadedly engageable with the thread grooves of the female screw part formed on the inner surface of the opening. The bone screw has a threaded engagement start guiding portion formed by extending screw threads whose number is fewer by at least one than the number of screw threads formed in the male screw part to a threaded engagement start side.
Abstract: A method for suctioning an object in a blood vessel, the method comprising: inserting an expansion portion connected to a shaft portion on a distal portion of the shaft portion into the blood vessel; expanding the expansion portion in the blood vessel; inserting a suction catheter along the shaft portion into the blood vessel; reciprocating at least the expansion portion or the suction catheter relative to each other along an axial axis of the shaft portion; and suctioning the object with the suction catheter.
Abstract: An optical scanning device includes: an optical scanning unit configured to repeatedly scan an irradiation destination of irradiation light to a predetermined trajectory; a light emission control unit configured to control light emission of the irradiation light to irradiate irradiation points to the predetermined trajectory; and a driving signal generation unit configured to generate a driving signal for driving the optical scanning unit, wherein the light emission control unit irradiates the irradiation points to the predetermined trajectory so that the irradiation points are substantially uniformly dispersed in a region in which a density of the irradiation points is relatively low in a region in which the irradiation light is irradiated.
Abstract: A medical device to be inserted into a blood vessel for effectively removing an object flowing in a biological lumen while reducing the burden on the living body includes an elongated shaft portion, and an expansion portion which is an elastically deformable cylindrical body having a plurality of gaps and in which a proximal portion or a distal portion of the cylindrical body is interlocked with the shaft portion. The expansion portion has a ring-shaped or annular bent portion which protrudes toward a proximal side position radially outside the expansion portion in a bent state of being bent along an axial direction, and an axial length of a second portion from the bent portion to a proximal end of the expansion portion is shorter than an axial length of a first portion from the bent portion to the distal end of the expansion portion.
Abstract: A medical device and a treatment method are disclosed capable of breaking an object in a body lumen efficiently with a lower burden on body lumen tissues. A medical device is disclosed that is inserted into the body lumen so as to crush an object in the body lumen, the medical device including: an elongated shaft that is to be rotatably driven, and a deformable breaking member that is connected to the shaft so as to be rotatable and extends along the shaft. The breaking member has a first contact portion and a second contact portion. The first contact portion is located most outward in the radial direction of the breaking member in a state in which the breaking member is expanded radially outward. The second contact portion is located more outward in the radial direction of the breaking member than the first contact portion in a contracted state.
Abstract: An ultrasound imaging probe capable of securing an assembly accuracy of and improving a resolution performance of an obtained image is provided. A photoacoustic catheter includes: a silicon substrate which includes an ultrasonic transducer for detecting an ultrasonic wave formed thereon and a through hole passing through front and rear surfaces; an optical fiber which oscillates a laser; a lens which condenses the laser and is arranged within the through hole; a tubular housing; a glass cover which covers the lens; and a resin which fills a gap between the through hole and the lens. Further, the silicon substrate and the optical fiber are fixed to a part of the housing in the housing.
Abstract: An element including: electrodes; and intermediate layers, each being sandwiched between any pair of the electrodes, wherein the intermediate layers comprise at least two selected from the group consisting of: intermediate layer that can be elongated and deformed in direction that is not parallel to direction in which external force is applied, when the external force is applied to the intermediate layer; intermediate layer that can be compressed and deformed in direction that is parallel to direction in which external force is applied, when the external force is applied to the intermediate layer; and intermediate layer that can be elongated and deformed in direction that is not parallel to direction in which external force is applied, and can be compressed and deformed in direction that is parallel to the direction in which the external force is applied, when the external force is applied to the intermediate layer.
Abstract: A power generating element is provided. The power generating element includes an electrode pair and an intermediate layer. The electrode pair includes a first electrode and a second electrode. The intermediate layer is disposed between the first electrode and the second electrode. The intermediate layer is insulating and has a first side facing the first electrode and a second side facing the second electrode. The first electrode and the intermediate layer together operate as a contact/separation mechanism configured to perform a contact/separation operation, when an external force is applied to the power generating element to generate power. In the contact/separation operation, the contact/separation mechanism transitions between a contact or close state in which the first electrode and the first side are brought into contact with each other or close to each other, and a separation state in which the first electrode and the first side are separated from each other.
Abstract: To provide an electric generating element including a first electrode; an intermediate layer; and a second electrode, the first electrode, the intermediate layer, and the second electrode being disposed in this order, the intermediate layer being in contact with at least one of the first electrode and the second electrode, wherein the intermediate layer microscopically moves in a horizontal direction relative to a surface of the first electrode and a surface of the second electrode, when the intermediate layer is pressed in a vertical direction relative to the surface of the first electrode and the surface of the second electrode in a state that the intermediate layer is not secured with at least one of the first electrode and the second electrode.
Abstract: Provided is a technique that can reduce at least one of various inconveniences in a sub-tank, such as stock management being complicated. The sub-tank includes: a consumable article containing portion; a sub-tank-side storage unit; and a case that can be detachably attached to multiple slots in a consumable article consumption apparatus and contains the consumable article containing portion. In a state before the sub-tank is first mounted in the slot, the sub-tank-side storage unit stores a sub-tank-side identifier configured to distinguish from another sub-tank, and in a state after the sub-tank is first mounted in the slot, the sub-tank-side storage unit further stores sub-tank-side consumable article information relating to an attribute of the consumable article replenished in a consumable article containing portion.
Abstract: An element 1 includes a pair of electrodes 2 and 3, and an intermediate layer 4 having deformability, arranged between the pair of electrodes 2 and 3, and containing, as a material, a silicon compound including an unpaired electron. The intermediate layer 4 may contain a particle including the unpaired electron. The intermediate layer 4 may have rubber elasticity. The intermediate layer 4 may have at least one peak at a g value between 2.070 and 2.001 when being measured at an environment temperature of ?150° C. by using an electron spin resonance (ESR) device. The intermediate layer 4 may have at least one peak at a g value between 2.070 and 2.001 when being measured at an environment temperature of ?150° C. by using the electron spin resonance (ESR) device.
Abstract: A digital signage system includes a transducer configured to transform a pressure to an electrical signal; a control apparatus configured to change information in association with the intensity of the electrical signal; and an output apparatus configured to output the information to an output target based on a command of the control apparatus.
Abstract: An input element includes: a first electrode and a second electrode that face each other; and an intermediate layer disposed between the first and the second electrodes and made of rubber or a rubber composition, the rubber or rubber composition containing siloxane. The intermediate layer is made of rubber or a rubber composition, the rubber or rubber composition containing siloxane that has a silicon atom bound to three to four oxygen atoms. The intermediate layer has concentration profiles such that, while oxygen increases from one side to the other side of a thickness direction thereof and has a maximal value, carbon decreases from the one side to the other side thereof and has a minimal value.
Abstract: A gas generator includes an elongated cylindrical housing, an accommodation chamber defining member arranged in the housing, a gas generating agent, and an autoignition agent. The accommodation chamber defining member includes a cylindrical portion which extends in a direction in parallel to an axial direction of the housing and accommodates the gas generating agent therein. A heat insulating layer is located between the housing and the cylindrical portion. The autoignition agent is arranged in a portion inside the housing in the axial direction of the housing where no heat insulating layer is provided, as being in contact with the housing with a member made of a metal being interposed.