Takayuki Ishii 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: A sound absorber includes at least one cavity and at least one mouth to communicate the at least one cavity with an outside of the sound absorber. The at least one cavity includes a top surface, a bottom surface, and a side wall. The top surface includes the mouth. The bottom surface opposes the top surface. The side wall is extended to connect the top surface with the bottom surface. At least one of the top surface and the bottom surface is inclined with respect to the side wall.
Abstract: A substrate processing apparatus performs brush cleaning of a substrate. The substrate processing apparatus includes a spin base provided rotatably about a rotation axis, a spin base rotation mechanism that rotates the spin base, and a plurality of first chuck pins provided in the spin base, the first chuck pins being switchable between an opened state and a closed state and capable of clamping an end portion of the substrate from a side surface thereof in the closed state. An upper surface of each of the plurality of first chuck pins has a height the same as or lower than an upper surface of the substrate in the closed state where the end portion of the substrate is clamped.
Abstract: There is provided an assembled battery including a plurality of single cells and a plurality of bus bars connecting the plurality of single cells in series. The plurality of single cells is arranged such that a pair of flat side surfaces faces each other. The single cells each include a battery case, a positive electrode sheet, a negative electrode sheet, a positive electrode terminal, a negative electrode terminal, an electrical resistor disposed in a conductive path between the positive electrode sheet and the positive electrode terminal, and a pressure operative type current interruption mechanism disposed in a conductive path between the negative electrode sheet and the negative electrode terminal.
Abstract: A cover is made for electric storage device including: a container which is placed on one principal face of a board having a first through hole for a terminal and a second through hole for a terminal, and which has a first end face orthogonal to the one principal face; and a positive-electrode terminal and a negative-electrode terminal, both projecting from the first end face and then being bent, with their ends penetrating through the first through hole for a terminal and the second through hole for a terminal, respectively, and led out from the other principal face of the board. The first cover is placed on the one principal face side of the board, and forms, together with the first end face and the first principal face, a first housing part for terminals that houses the positive-electrode terminal and the negative-electrode terminal.
Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide: a Tau protein production accelerator containing a natural product as an active ingredient; a therapeutic or preventive agent for a disease caused by Tau protein deficiency; and a therapeutic or preventive food composition for a disease caused by Tau protein deficiency. Provided are: a Tau protein production accelerator containing a dry powder ground product and/or extract of an earthworm as an active ingredient; a therapeutic or preventive agent for a disease caused by Tau protein deficiency; and a therapeutic or preventive food composition for a disease caused by Tau protein deficiency. The disease caused by Tau protein deficiency is preferably Alzheimer's disease.
Abstract: A sintered bearing comprises: a bearing sleeve that is formed of a sintered material and has a shaft hole; an annular ring-shaped seal member that is disposed such that one surface thereof comes into contact with the bearing sleeve; and a washer member that comes into contact with the other surface of the seal member on a side opposite to the one surface and is configured for the seal member to engage with the bearing sleeve. The washer member is fixed to the bearing sleeve.
Abstract: A negative electrode material for a lithium-ion secondary battery including: Composite (A) having Dv50 of 3.0 ?m or more and 20.0 ?m or less; and including: Particles (A1) and (A2) and Carbonaceous material (A3) as defined herein; a first graphite-containing substance (B) having Dv50 of 5.0 ?m or more and 20.0 ?m or less; and a second graphite-containing substance (C) having Dv50 of 1.0 ?m or more and 10.0 ?m or less. The Dv50 of the graphite-containing substance (B) is larger than that of the graphite-containing substance (C) by 4.0 ?m or more. Also disclosed is a negative electrode sheet and a lithium-ion secondary battery including the negative electrode material.
Abstract: Provided is an air conditioning apparatus that is capable of suppressing increases in volume and cost of the apparatus and performing more suitable overheating protection. An electric compressor is an inverter-integrated electric compressor (10) integrally including a compressor (5), an electric motor (6) that drives the compressor (5), and an inverter (7) including a temperature sensor (11) that detects the temperature in the vicinity of a semiconductor switching device, wherein a controller (3) estimates a discharge temperature of the compressor (5) on the basis of a correlation of respective pressure loading characteristics for the detected temperature of the inverter (7), for the rotational speed of the compressor (5), and for the motive force of the compressor (5) in a refrigerating cycle (2).
Abstract: A fixing device includes an endless fixing rotator, a heater, a nip formation assembly, and an opposed rotator. The endless fixing rotator is rotatable in a direction of rotation. The heater heats the fixing rotator. The nip formation assembly is disposed opposite an inner circumferential surface of the fixing rotator. The opposed rotator is pressed against the nip formation assembly via the fixing rotator to form a fixing nip between the fixing rotator and the opposed rotator. The nip formation assembly includes a nip former to contact the inner circumferential surface of the fixing rotator, maintain a constant thickness against pressure from the opposed rotator, and transfer heat. The opposed rotator is shorter than the nip former in a longitudinal direction of the opposed rotator. The opposed rotator is disposed within an area opposite the nip former.
Abstract: There is provided an information processing device capable of appropriately performing processing even in a state in which bodies are piled, the information processing device including: a detection unit that detects a feature amount of an object and an operation object in a sensing-possible region; and an attribute processing unit that decides, on the basis of the detection unit having detected a change in the feature amount of the object in a depth direction of sensing using the operation object, an attribute to be associated with the object after the change in the future amount using an attribute associated with the object before the change.
Abstract: A granular composite material, containing: particles (A) each formed of a substance which contains an element capable of intercalating and deintercalating lithium ions and is free of graphite; particles (B) each formed of a substance which contains graphite; carbon fibers (C); a polymer (D) containing a polysaccharide having an unsubstituted or substituted glucopyranose ring or a derivative thereof; and a solid electrolyte (E) containing a linear or branched polyether or a derivative thereof; a negative electrode obtained by laminating an electrode layer containing the granular composite material on a current collector; a method for producing the negative electrode; and a lithium ion secondary battery containing the negative electrode.
Abstract: In a series of touch operations of touching on and releasing from an operation face in an operation apparatus capable of detecting a touch operation, when a first touch operation at less than a first pressure of the touch transits to a second touch operation at the first pressure of the touch or more, a region where a touch operation on the operation face is to be detected is changed.
Abstract: A wireless communication terminal includes a first communication module performing wireless communication with an external terminal by using a first communication protocol; a second communication module performing wireless communication with the external terminal by using a second communication protocol; and a generation unit, wherein when the first communication module receives a connection request and terminal-specifying information specifying the external terminal, the generation unit generates a network identifier used for identifying a network using the second communication protocol based on the terminal-specifying information, the generation unit causes the second communication module to establish a logical link of communication with the external terminal by using the network identifier, and the generation unit subsequently causes the second communication module to start the network based on the network identifier such that the network is in a communicable state for the external terminal on a higher lay
Abstract: To provide magnetic composite particles which can be separated from a sample solution in a short period of time using magnetism, and furthermore, have an excellent dispersion stability in the sample solution, which are magnetic composite particles in which an outer shell is formed on surfaces of core particles containing an inorganic oxide or a polymer, wherein the outer shell comprises magnetic nanoparticles and a silicon compound, the value of the volume average particle diameter (dTEM) of the magnetic composite particles measured by a transmission electron microscope is 30 nm or more to 210 nm or less, and the value of (dDLS)/(dTEM) which is the ratio of the value of the particle diameter (dDLS) of the particles measured by a dynamic light scattering method and the value of the volume average particle diameter (dTEM) is 2.0 or less.
Abstract: An electric storage cell has an electric storage element and a covering film package. The covering film package houses the electric storage element and includes: a metal layer having a first principle face on the electric storage element side and a second principle face on the opposite side of the first principle face, an internal resin layer made of synthetic resin and laminated to the first principle face, and an external resin layer made of synthetic resin and laminated to the second principle face, with a slit formed at least in the external resin layer; wherein a stress mitigation part to mitigate any stress that tries to separate the internal resin layers that are contacting each other, and a stress concentration part where this stress concentrates, are provided between the slit and the electric storage element.
Abstract: In a power semiconductor device, the thickness dimension of a protective film of a semiconductor element is made smaller than that of an upper electrode, so a protective film is not pressed by being pressurized from upward when bonded by a metal sintered body, and the force of tearing off the upper electrode riding on an inclined surface of the protective film does not act, so that no crack of the upper electrode occurs, thus maintaining the soundness of the semiconductor element. Also, a lead bonded by a solder to the upper electrode of the semiconductor element is made of a copper-Invar clad material, the linear expansion coefficient of which is optimized, and thereby it is possible to realize a durability superior to that of a heretofore known wire-bonded aluminum wiring.
Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide: a Tau protein production accelerator containing a natural product as an active ingredient; a therapeutic or preventive agent for a disease caused by Tau protein deficiency; and a therapeutic or preventive food composition for a disease caused by Tau protein deficiency. Provided are: a Tau protein production accelerator containing a dry powder, ground product and/or extract of an earthworm as an active ingredient; a therapeutic or preventive agent for a disease caused by Tau protein deficiency; and a therapeutic or preventive food composition for a disease caused by Tau protein deficiency. The disease caused by Tau protein deficiency is preferably Alzheimer's disease.
Abstract: A liquid discharge head includes a plurality of nozzles to discharge a liquid, a plurality of individual chambers communicating with the plurality of nozzles, a plurality of discharge channels communicating with the plurality of individual chambers, a plurality of supply-side common chambers connected to the plurality of individual chambers, and a plurality of discharge-side common chambers connected to the plurality of discharge channels. The plurality of discharge-side common chamber has a same fluid resistance.
Abstract: Provided is a method for obtaining base sequence information of a single cell derived from a vertebrate, by which PCR amplification of an objective region can be performed uniformly and accurately.
Abstract: A neuromorphic chip includes synaptic cells including respective resistive devices, axon lines, dendrite lines and switches. The synaptic cells are connected to the axon lines and dendrite lines to form a crossbar array. The axon lines are configured to receive input data and to supply the input data to the synaptic cells. The dendrite lines are configured to receive output data and to supply the output data via one or more respective output lines. A given one of the switches is configured to connect an input terminal to one or more input lines and to changeably connect its one or more output terminals to a given one or more axon lines.