Takashi Sato 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 inspection device includes an imager and a processor. The imager acquires first image data and second image data. The first image data is of a first weld zone imaged using a first condition. The first weld zone includes a first non-weld area, a second non-weld area, and a first weld area between the first non-weld area and the second non-weld area. The second image data is of the first weld zone imaged using a second condition. The processor performs a first inspection. The first inspection is based on a result of detecting a first boundary and a result of detecting a second boundary. The first boundary is between the first non-weld area and the first weld area based on the first image data. The second boundary is between the first weld area and the second non-weld area based on the second image data.
Abstract: An electric power supply apparatus includes a first power supply that supplies electric power to a first control device configured to control a vehicle, a second power supply that supplies electric power to a second control device configured to control the vehicle, a starter switch configured to be operated by an occupant, and an activation control unit that starts or stops the vehicle based on a change in voltage of the starter switch that occurs when the starter switch is operated, wherein the starter switch is in a state of being connected to the first power supply and the second power supply, and when the starter switch is operated, electric power is supplied to the starter switch from at least one of the first power supply and the second power supply.
Abstract: A connector includes a first connector body with an attachment hole and a second connector body provided with a shaft portion. A keyway is formed in a sidewall of the shaft portion. Moreover, the first connector body includes a pivoting member pivoting by being pressed by the shaft portion rotating inside the attachment hole and an elastic member for returning the pivoting member that has pivoted to an original position. The pivoting member is provided with an engaging portion engaging with the keyway.
Abstract: An examination system that recognizes a glycosylated antigen in Dane particles of hepatitis B virus (HBV) and a neutralizing antibody that recognizes the glycosylated antigen and that exhibits an infection-inhibiting activity. It was elucidated that Dane particles are associated with specific glycan structures, and this enabled the construction of a new detection system for infectious, i.e., nucleic acid-containing, hepatitis B virus particles and the provision of a neutralizing antibody that recognizes a glycosylated antigen and that exhibits an infection-inhibiting activity.
June 6, 2019
September 16, 2021
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ADVANCED INDUSTRIAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, UNIVERSITY OF TOYAMA
Abstract: A secondary battery includes a positive electrode, a negative electrode, and an electrolytic solution. The positive electrode includes a positive electrode active material layer including a lithium-cobalt composite oxide. The lithium-cobalt composite oxide has a layered rock-salt crystal structure. The negative electrode includes a negative electrode active material layer including graphite. When the secondary battery is charged and discharged with an upper limit of a closed circuit voltage being set to 4.42 V or higher, a unit capacity (mAh/g) satisfies a condition represented by 168 mAh/g?unit capacity (mAh/g)?(?0.28×area rate (%)+178) mAh/g.
Abstract: A mold includes a pair of first mold parts, a pair of second mold parts, and a pair of third mold parts that define six surfaces of a molding space substantially having a rectangular parallelepiped shape. At least one of the pair of third mold parts includes an upper mold part and a lower mold part. The upper mold part defines an upper space of the molding space, and the lower mold part defines a lower space of the molding space. The upper mold part and the lower mold part are individually slidable. The lower mold part is configured to protrude toward the molding space with respect to the upper mold part so that a step portion is formed. The upper mold part is configured to be slidable relative to the lower mold part to make a size of the step portion decrease. The upper mold part and the lower mold part are configured to be integrally slidable in a state that the step portion remains or is absent.
Abstract: The present invention provides a vehicle comprising: a detection unit configured to detect an obstacle invading a predetermined region in front of a self-vehicle; and an output control unit configured to control output of an alarm to the obstacle in a case where the obstacle is detected by the detection unit.
Abstract: In a heater according to the present invention, one of conductive lines is arranged to extend from a temperature detection element toward one end portion of a substrate in a lengthwise direction of the substrate, whereas the other the conductive line is arranged to extend from the temperature detection element toward the other end portion of the substrate in the lengthwise direction of the substrate, and at least one of the two conductive lines has an area that is inclined in both of the lengthwise direction and the widthwise direction of the substrate.
Abstract: An electrostatic chuck device (1) including: an electrostatic chuck member (2) formed of ceramics; a temperature control base member (3) formed of metal; and a power supply terminal (16) which is inserted in the temperature control base member (3) and applies a voltage to an electrode for electrostatic attraction (13) which is provided on the electrostatic chuck member (2), the electrode for electrostatic attraction (13) and the power supply terminal (16) are connected with each other via a conductive adhesive layer (17), the conductive adhesive layer (17) contains a carbon fiber and a resin, and the carbon fiber has an aspect ratio of 100 or higher.
Abstract: An image-forming apparatus includes an apparatus body and a process cartridge attachable to and detachable from the apparatus body. The apparatus body includes a sheet-feed roller and a body wall. The process cartridge includes: a photosensitive drum; a drum frame; a developing roller; a cleaner; a conveying pipe and a waste-toner container for storing waste toner removed from the photosensitive drum by the cleaner and conveyed by the conveying pipe. The waste-toner container is detachably mountable on the drum frame. The waste-toner container mounted on the drum frame is positioned opposite to the photosensitive drum with respect to the developing roller. The body wall of the apparatus body and a container wall of the waste-toner container constitute a part of a sheet-conveying guide for guiding conveyance of a sheet from the sheet-feed roller toward the photosensitive drum when the process cartridge is attached to the apparatus body.
Abstract: An electromagnetic flowmeter measures a flow rate of a liquid of a measurement target that flows in a magnetic field formed within a measurement pipe. The electromagnetic flowmeter includes at least one pair of detection electrodes configured to detect an electromotive force generated due to a flow of the liquid, and configured to output a flow rate signal of a magnitude of the detected electromotive force, a measurement circuit configured to supply an alternating current between the detection electrodes and an earth electrode, and a control calculator configured to control a frequency of the alternating current to be 1 kHz or more, and configured to calculate a conductivity of the liquid whose conductivity is 1 mS/cm or more based on the flow rate signal output when the alternating current flows between the detection electrodes and the earth electrode.
Abstract: An electroconductive substrate, including: a base material; a foundation layer disposed on the base material; a trench formation layer disposed on the foundation layer, and an electroconductive pattern layer including metal plating. A trench including a bottom surface to which the foundation layer is exposed, is formed. The trench is filled with the electroconductive pattern layer. The foundation layer includes a mixed region which is formed from a surface of the foundation layer on the electroconductive pattern layer side towards the inside thereof, and contains metal particles which contain a metal configuring the electroconductive pattern layer, and enter the foundation layer.
Abstract: Provided is a high-frequency amplifier capable of making a circuit substrate small and reducing a cost. A high-frequency amplifier is provided with a first substrate including a matching unit, and a second substrate including a transistor and a first impedance converter connected to each other, in which the matching unit of the first substrate and the first impedance converter are connected to each other via a first connection. Furthermore, the high-frequency amplifier is further provided with a third substrate including a matching unit, in which the second substrate may further include a second impedance converter connected to the transistor, and the second impedance converter and the matching unit of the third substrate may be connected to each other via a second connection.
Abstract: A straddle type vehicle including a vehicle control apparatus capable of controlling a brake by a brake-by-wire method, includes: a control unit configured to control the brake of the straddle type vehicle based on a signal from a brake operation unit; and a signal processing unit configured to supply power of a battery power supply of the straddle type vehicle to the control unit by a predetermined input operation in a handle locking state of the straddle type vehicle.
Abstract: To provide a fluorinated copolymer composition having improved impact resistance and excellent moldability without impairing the excellent heat resistance and mechanical properties inherent to a thermoplastic heat-resistant resin. This fluorinated copolymer composition comprises a thermoplastic resin A being a melt-moldable heat-resistant thermoplastic resin and a fluorinated elastomer B being a fluorinated elastic copolymer, wherein the fluorinated elastomer B is dispersed in the thermoplastic resin A, the number average particle diameter of the fluorinated elastomer B is from 1 to 300 ?m, the volume ratio of the thermoplastic resin A to the fluorinated elastomer B is from 97:3 to 55:45, and the fluorinated copolymer composition has a flexural modulus of from 1,000 to 3,700 MPa.
Abstract: The present invention addresses the problem of providing a soil amelioration method that makes it possible to conveniently ameliorate soil. This soil amelioration method involves applying nano-bubble water to soil.
Abstract: A composition containing a polyphenol compound (B), wherein the polyphenol compound (B) is one or more selected from the group consisting of a compound represented by the following formula (1) and a resin having a structure represented by the following formula (2):
Abstract: A vehicular lamp unit includes: a substrate on which a light source is mounted; a reflector including a substrate fixing portion and a reflector main body; and a screw. The substrate includes a first through hole, into which the screw is inserted; the substrate fixing portion includes a boss portion into which the screw is screwed; the reflector main body includes a base end portion fixed to the substrate fixing portion and a reflective surface to reflect light from the light source; the substrate is fixed to the substrate fixing portion in a state in which the substrate is held between the screw and the substrate fixing portion by screwing the screw, inserted into the first through hole, into the boss portion; and the substrate fixing portion includes at least one second through hole formed between the base end portion of the reflector main body and the boss portion.
Abstract: Reversible optical connectors, and associated devices and methods are provided. In one embodiment, a connector for a communication cable includes a housing comprising a cavity, and a first plug and a second plug coupled to a distal portion of the housing. The first and second plugs are connected to the housing such that the first and second plugs are independently rotatable with respect to the housing. The connector further includes a latch actuator coupled to the housing and configured to disengage one or more latches from an outlet. By rotating the plugs 180 degrees and turning the connector over, the relative arrangement or position of the two plugs can be switched or reversed. The plugs can be rotated or reversed without completely disassembling the connector, in some embodiments. Accordingly, embodiments of the present disclosure can improve workflows for a user or operator that in a high-density networking setting.
February 10, 2021
June 10, 2021
Akihito Ishikawa, Tomoaki Kaga, Takashi Sato
Abstract: A secondary battery includes a wound electrode body. The wound electrode body includes a positive electrode, a negative electrode, and a separator. The positive electrode and the negative electrode are stacked on each other with the separator interposed therebetween and are wound about a winding axis. The wound electrode body has a section perpendicular to the winding axis. The section has an elongated shape that includes a flat part and a pair of curved parts. The curved parts oppose each other with the flat part interposed therebetween. The negative electrode includes a negative electrode current collector and a negative electrode active material layer provided on the negative electrode current collector. A width of the wound electrode body, a wound-layer number of the wound electrode body, and a ratio of a second distance to a first distance satisfy at least one of Condition A and Condition B.