Patents by Inventor Takayuki Hirose

Takayuki Hirose 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: 11189858
    Abstract: An electricity storage module includes: a laminate including a plurality of bipolar electrodes, each bipolar electrode including an electrode plate, a positive electrode, and a negative electrode; a frame body holding an edge portion of the electrode plate and including an opening that communicates with internal spaces; and a pressure regulating valve connected to the opening. Each internal space is provided between the bipolar electrodes. Each internal space accommodates an electrolytic solution. An exhaust port and a communication space are provided in the pressure regulating valve. The exhaust port is provided for exhausting gas to an external space. The communication space communicates with the exhaust port. The communication space includes a space portion positioned below a lower end of the exhaust port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignees: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA JIDOSHOKKI, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Taku Inoue, Takayuki Hirose, Motoyoshi Okumura, Takuro Kikuchi
  • Patent number: 11161197
    Abstract: A highly reliable joined structure and joining method by suppressing peeling at joined portions in the joined structure formed by joining metals together is provided. A joined structure includes a plurality of metals laminated and joined together. The plurality of metals are shaped to include a plurality of convex portions arranged on a surface positioned in a lamination direction, and flat portions arranged between the plural convex portions. Tip ends of the plurality of convex portions are formed as curved surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co. Ltd.
    Inventors: Takayuki Hirose, Yasushi Taniguchi, Seiji Kumazawa, Takayuki Ashida
  • Patent number: 11149406
    Abstract: To provide a working machine including a lower travelling body and an upper slewing body disposed in a slewable manner with respect to the lower travelling body, the working machine being capable of more reliably preventing the upper slewing body from coming into contact with an obstacle existing around the working machine. The working machine includes a detection device, a position identification device, and a movement control device. The position identification device includes a calculation section, a conversion section, and an identification section. The movement control device controls the movement of the upper slewing body in such a way as to prevent the upper slewing body from coming into contact with the obstacle based on the position of the obstacle relative to the virtual boundary surface, the position being identified by the identification section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: KOBELCO CONSTRUCTION MACHINERY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takayuki Doi, Ryuichi Hirose, Tomofumi Okada
  • Publication number: 20210296706
    Abstract: A power storage module 4 includes an electrode laminate 11 including a laminate of a plurality of bipolar electrodes 14 and a negative terminal electrode 18 disposed on one end side of the laminate in a laminating direction D, a sealing body 12 provided to surround a side surface 11a of the electrode laminate 11 and sealing an internal space V formed between electrodes adjacent to each other, and an electrolytic solution containing an alkaline solution that is housed in the internal space V, both surfaces of a metal plate 15 of the negative terminal electrode 18 are bonded to the sealing body 12, and a first surplus space VB surrounded by the sealing body 12 and the metal plate 15 of the negative terminal electrode 18 is present.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2019
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Applicants: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA JIDOSHOKKI, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tomohiro NAKAMURA, Takayuki HIROSE, Nobuyasu HAGA, Motoyoshi OKUMURA
  • Publication number: 20210297775
    Abstract: A semiconductor device with a novel structure which can identify the sound source is provided. The semiconductor device includes a microphone array, delay circuits, and a signal processing circuit. The delay circuit includes a first selection circuit, which selects a microphone, signal retention circuits, which retain voltages depending on the sound signal, and a second selection circuit, which selects a signal retention circuit. Each signal retention circuit includes a transistor which includes a semiconductor layer including an oxide semiconductor in its channel formation region. The first selection circuit writes the voltage of discreet sound signals to the signal retention circuit. The second selection circuit selects at different timings the voltages which are retained in the signal retention circuit and generates the output signal corresponding to the delayed sound signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2019
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Inventors: Takayuki IKEDA, Kiyotaka KIMURA, Takeya HIROSE
  • Publication number: 20210280948
    Abstract: An electricity storage device according to one embodiment is an electricity storage device in which a plurality of bipolar electrodes in which a positive electrode layer is provided on one surface of a collector plate and a negative electrode layer is provided on the other surface of the collector plate are stacked via separators and includes a plurality of spacers arranged along peripheral edges of the collector plates between the respective collector plates adjacent to each other in a stacking direction and a resin frame covering outer peripheries of the plurality of spacers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2017
    Publication date: September 9, 2021
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA JIDOSHOKKI
    Inventors: Kojiro TAMARU, Takayuki HIROSE, Atsuhiko NISHII, Satoshi ENDO, Tomohiro NAKAMURA
  • Patent number: 11085380
    Abstract: An engine control system includes: a delay estimating unit configured to estimate a auto-ignition delay based on first parameters including a composition of fuel gas; a auto-ignition predicting unit configured to predict a auto-ignition timing based on the auto-ignition delay; a completion predicting unit configured to predict a combustion completion timing of the fuel gas; and an operation control unit configured to control an engine based on a result of comparison between the auto-ignition timing and the combustion completion timing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: IHI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yutaka Masuda, Takahide Aoyagi, Takayuki Hirose, Takayuki Yamada, Hayato Nakajima
  • Patent number: 10943745
    Abstract: The electric storage device includes an electrode assembly having a positive electrode and a negative electrode, a case for housing the electrode assembly, a pressure relief valve, and positive and negative electrode conductive members that are electrically connected to the respective corresponding electrodes. The case has a wall in which the pressure relief valve is disposed. At least one of the positive and negative electrode conductive members includes an interposing portion located between the inner surface of the wall and an end face of the electrode assembly facing the inner surface, and a shielding portion located closer to the end face of the electrode assembly than the interposing portion. The shielding portion covers the pressure release valve from a side of the wall where the electrode assembly is located.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA JIDOSHOKKI
    Inventors: Yusuke Yamashita, Takayuki Hirose, Shinji Suzuki, Yasuaki Takenaka, Masato Ogasawara, Atsushi Minagata, Hirokuni Akiyama, Motoaki Okuda
  • Patent number: 10923703
    Abstract: An electricity storage apparatus 100 may include: an electrode assembly 3 including a positive electrode and a negative electrode; a tab 9 including one end which is electrically connected to the electrode assembly 3; and a conductive member 20 disposed above the electrode assembly 3, and electrically connected to the tab 9. The tab 9 may include a first bent part 14 provided in a vicinity of the one end of the tab 9, a second bent part 16 provided in a vicinity of another end of the tab 9, and a joining part 18 provided between the first bent part 14 and the second bent part 16 and joined to the conductive member 20. The second bent part 16 may be bent so that the other end of the tab 9 is disposed above the conductive member 20.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA JIDOSHOKKI
    Inventors: Takayuki Hirose, Mikiya Kurita, Ryuji Oide, Masato Ogasawara
  • Patent number: 10916751
    Abstract: A power storage apparatus is configured such that a region surrounded by a plane connecting the outline of a pressure release valve and the outline of a tab-side end face in an electrode assembly in the shortest distance is defined as a three-dimensional region. The power storage apparatus is provided with a covering portion that covers the entire cross section of the three-dimensional region along the tab-side end face in a space between the tab-side end face and the inner surface of a lid body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA JIDOSHOKKI
    Inventors: Yusuke Yamashita, Takayuki Hirose, Shinji Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10910644
    Abstract: A nickel-hydrogen battery includes a plurality of electrodes each including a current collector made of a metal, and disposed in a manner stacked in a first direction; a separator disposed between adjacent electrodes of the plurality of electrodes; a plurality of resin members disposed on peripheral portions of the plurality of electrodes to ensure a clearance between the adjacent electrodes; and a surface treatment layer covering one surface of the current collector at least in the peripheral portion of the plurality of electrode. The surface treatment layer includes a plurality of protrusions from the one surface. Widest parts of the protrusions are located above base ends thereof, and parts of the resin members are interposed between adjacent protrusions, across a range from tip ends to the base ends thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA JIDOSHOKKI
    Inventors: Tomohiro Nakamura, Takayuki Hirose, Kojiro Tamaru, Yuki Sugimoto, Hirokuni Akiyama, Motoyoshi Okumura, Takuro Kikuchi, Hidenori Takahashi, Nobuyasu Haga
  • Publication number: 20210020876
    Abstract: A power storage module including: a stacked body that includes electrodes stacked along a first direction; a sealing body that includes a first sealing portion joined to an edge portion of each of the electrodes, forms an inner space between the electrodes adjacent to each other, and seals the inner space; and an electrolytic solution that is stored in the inner space and includes an alkali solution. The electrodes include bipolar electrodes, and a negative terminal electrode. The power storage module includes surplus spaces different from the inner space on a route of an alkali creep phenomenon in which the electrolytic solution reaches the outside from the inner space through the negative terminal electrode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2019
    Publication date: January 21, 2021
    Applicants: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA JIDOSHOKKI, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tomohiro NAKAMURA, Yuki CHUJO, Masahiro YAMADA, Takayuki HIROSE, Nobuyasu HAGA, Motoyoshi OKUMURA, Takuro KIKUCHI
  • Publication number: 20200411809
    Abstract: A power storage device includes a power storage module and a pair of conductive plates configured to sandwich the power storage module. The power storage module has an electrode laminate and a sealing body configured to seal the electrode laminate. The electrode laminate includes a plurality of laminated bipolar electrodes and a pair of terminal electrodes. The pair of terminal electrodes is disposed at laminate ends of the electrode laminate and each includes an electrode plate. The sealing body has a pair of resin portions provided at the edge portions of the terminal electrodes. At least one conductive plate of the pair of conductive plates is disposed to oppose the terminal electrode in the laminating direction of the electrode laminate and to overlap a corresponding resin portion of the pair of resin portions when seen in the laminating direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2018
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Applicants: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA JIDOSHOKKI, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yuki CHUJO, Takayuki HIROSE, Tomohiro NAKAMURA, Masahiro YAMADA, Nobuyasu HAGA, Motoyoshi OKUMURA, Takuro KIKUCHI
  • Patent number: 10879517
    Abstract: An electricity storage apparatus 100 may include: an electrode assembly 3 including a positive electrode and a negative electrode; a tab 9 including one end which is electrically connected to the electrode assembly 3; and a conductive member 20 disposed above the electrode assembly 3, and electrically connected to the tab 9. The tab 9 may include a first bent part 14 provided in a vicinity of the one end of the tab 9, a second bent part 16 provided in a vicinity of another end of the tab 9, and a joining part 18 provided between the first bent part 14 and the second bent part 16 and joined to the conductive member 20. The second bent part 16 may be bent so that the other end of the tab 9 is disposed above the conductive member 20.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA JIDOSHOKKI
    Inventors: Takayuki Hirose, Mikiya Kurita, Ryuji Oide, Masato Ogasawara
  • Patent number: 10862098
    Abstract: A power storage device includes an electrode assembly, a case, first and second electrode terminals, and a current interrupting mechanism. The current interrupting mechanism interrupts a current through an electrical current-carrying path when the internal pressure of the case reaches a preset pressure. The current interrupting mechanism includes a mechanism insulating portion, which insulates the first electrode terminal including the current interrupting mechanism from an end face of the electrode assembly, and a terminal insulating portion, which insulates the second electrode terminal from the end face of the electrode assembly. The projecting dimension from a wall portion to the mechanism insulating portion including the first electrode terminal is equal to the projecting dimension from the wall portion to the terminal insulating portion including the second electrode terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA JIDOSHOKKI
    Inventors: Tomohiro Nakamura, Takayuki Hirose, Hirokuni Akiyama
  • Publication number: 20200381687
    Abstract: A power storage apparatus is configured such that a region surrounded by a plane connecting the outline of a pressure release valve and the outline of a tab-side end face in an electrode assembly in the shortest distance is defined as a three-dimensional region. The power storage apparatus is provided with a covering portion that covers the entire cross section of the three-dimensional region along the tab-side end face in a space between the tab-side end face and the inner surface of a lid body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2018
    Publication date: December 3, 2020
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA JIDOSHOKKI
    Inventors: Yusuke YAMASHITA, Takayuki HIROSE, Shinji SUZUKI
  • Patent number: 10851842
    Abstract: A power transmission device includes an electromagnet, a rotor, an armature and a hub that couples the armature to a shaft of a driving target device. The hub includes an outer hub coupled to the armature, an inner hub coupled to the shaft, and an elastic member interposed between the outer hub and the inner hub. An outer peripheral side of the inner hub includes plural extending parts each extending outward in a radial direction. An inner peripheral side of the outer hub includes an inner peripheral side wall that overlaps with the extending parts in a rotational direction and surrounds the extending parts. The elastic member is disposed in an unbonded state with respect to at least one of the inner hub and the outer hub between the outer peripheral side of the inner hub and the inner peripheral side of the outer hub.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toshihiro Hayashi, Hiroki Nagahashi, Kiyoshi Kurohata, Toshihiro Konishi, Shigeyoshi Sakuraba, Takayuki Hirose
  • Publication number: 20200373607
    Abstract: Provided is an electricity-storage module including: a stacked body that includes electrodes which are stacked along a first direction; a sealing body that is provided to the stacked body so as to surround a peripheral edge portion of the electrodes, forms an inner space that stores an electrolytic solution between the electrodes adjacent to each other along the first direction, and seals the inner space; and a reinforcing body that is provided in the electrodes so as to suppress deformation of the electrodes. The electrodes include bipolar electrodes and a negative terminal electrode, the negative terminal electrode includes the electrode plate and a negative electrode provided on the second surface, and is disposed at one end of the stacked body in the first direction such that the second surface faces an inner side of the stacked body in the first direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2018
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA JIDOSHOKKI
    Inventors: Yuki CHUJO, Takayuki HIROSE, Tomohiro NAKAMURA, Masahiro YAMADA
  • Patent number: 10837206
    Abstract: A vehicle lock device includes a base member, a latch, and a release lever. The base member includes a base groove, into which a striker is inserted. The latch includes a latch groove into which the striker is inserted. The latch is pivotal between a lock position, where the striker is fixed to the base groove, and an unlock position, where the striker is released from the base groove. The release lever is pivotal between a lock release position, where pivoting of the latch is permitted from the lock position to the unlock position, and a restriction position, where pivoting of the latch is restricted from the lock position to the unlock position. The release lever includes an engagement release member that contacts the latch when pivoted from the restriction position to the lock release position to pivot the latch from the lock position to the unlock position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: SHIROKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masahiro Ban, Takayuki Hirose, Yuki Abe, Keisuke Nomura
  • Publication number: 20200350525
    Abstract: A power storage module includes an electrode laminate in which bipolar electrodes are laminated and a sealing body formed of a resin. The bipolar electrode includes an electrode plate, a positive electrode provided on one surface of the electrode plate, and a negative electrode provided on another surface of the electrode plate. The sealing body is provided on a side surface of the electrode laminate to surround an edge portion of the bipolar electrode. The sealing body includes a first resin portion and a second resin portion. The first resin portion is welded to the edge portion of the bipolar electrode. The second resin portion surrounds the first resin portion from an outer side along the side surface. A mold shrinkage factor of the first resin portion is lower than a mold shrinkage factor of the second resin portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2018
    Publication date: November 5, 2020
    Applicants: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA JIDOSHOKKI, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tomohiro NAKAMURA, Yuki CHUJO, Masahiro YAMADA, Takayuki HIROSE, Nobuyasu HAGA, Motoyoshi OKUMURA