Takeshi Suzuki 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 lithium ion secondary battery is provided which has a sufficient discharge capacity and has a low internal resistance in a low SOC range. The lithium ion secondary battery includes: a positive electrode including a positive electrode mixture containing a positive electrode active material represented by the following formula: Li1+xMAO2; (where X satisfies ?0.15?X?0.15, MA represents a group of elements including at least one selected from the group consisting of Mn and Al, Ni, and Co.); and a negative electrode including a negative electrode mixture containing a negative electrode active material containing a carbon-based material, a negative electrode additive containing a copper oxide, and a binder, in which the negative electrode mixture contains the copper oxide in an amount of 0.5 wt % or more and 15 wt % or less based on the total weight of the negative electrode active material and the negative electrode additive.
Abstract: An object of the invention is to provide an equol-containing fermented soybean hypocotyl material that is useful for foods, pharmaceutical preparations, cosmetic products, etc. The equol-containing fermented soybean hypocotyl material of the invention is obtained by fermenting soybean hypocotyls using at least one microorganism having an equol-producing ability by utilizing at least one daidzein compound selected from the group consisting of diadzein glycosides, daidzein, and dihydrodaidzein.
Abstract: Provided is an inspection device or a manufacturing method for a separator having a thermoplastic polymer layer. A separator S includes a substrate, and a thermoplastic polymer layer disposed on a portion of one side or both sides of the substrate. The present invention is characterized by including a step for inspecting the surface of the separator S, wherein the separator is inspected by using an inspection device having a camera 2 and a light source 1 that irradiates an inspection portion of the separator with light at an incident angle of 60° to 90°.
Abstract: The present invention is to provide a method for producing a cartilage tissue which comprises a step of providing a substrate for producing cell aggregates provided with a plurality of spots comprising a copolymer containing recurring units derived from monomers represented by the following formulae (I) and (II): [wherein Ua1, Ua, Ra1, Ra2 and Rb are as described in the specification and claims] on a substrate having an ability to suppress adhesion of cells; a step of seeding human cartilage progenitor cells which are positive for PRRX1 protein and derived from pluripotent stem cells on the substrate; a step of producing cell aggregates by culturing the cells; and a step of culturing the aggregates to produce a cartilage tissue.
July 1, 2021
August 17, 2023
NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION OKAYAMA UNIVERSITY, KAKE EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION, NISSAN CHEMICAL CORPORATION
Abstract: A post-processing device (200) includes a circulation conveyance path, a zeroth conveyer (R0), and a controller (50). The circulation conveyance path includes a first conveyance path (W1), a second conveyance path (W2), a third conveyance path (W3), a first conveyer (R1), a second conveyer (R2), and a third conveyer (R3). The first and second conveyers convey a preceding sheet (P1) along the first and second conveyance paths. The third conveyer conveys it from the third conveyance path to the first conveyance path. The zeroth conveyer conveys a following sheet (P2) toward the first conveyer. The controller controls the third conveyer to stop the preceding sheet, subsequently controls the zeroth conveyer and the third conveyer to overlay the preceding sheet with the following sheet to form a sheet bundle (Q) having a shift amount (G) between a leading edges of the preceding sheet and the following sheet and strike the leading edges of the preceding sheet and the following sheet against the first conveyer.
Abstract: According to one embodiment, a wireless communication device includes: a receiver that configured to receives a first frame; and a transmitter that configured to transmits a second frame including a first identifier and acknowledgement information on the first frame, the first identifier being extracted from a predetermined field of the first frame and being different from a source address of the first frame.
Abstract: A wireless roadside device that performs roadside-to-vehicle communication with an in-vehicle communication device in a traffic communication system includes a roadside-to-vehicle communicator that cyclically transmits a roadside-to-vehicle message, and a controller that performs inhibition control to inhibit cyclic transmission of the roadside-to-vehicle message when the roadside-to-vehicle communicator receives no vehicle information message from the in-vehicle communication device.
Abstract: An odor detection device (1) includes an odor sensor (10), environmental information measurement means (11, 12), odor information collection means (20), difference information acquisition means (21), and correction means (22). The odor sensor (10) detects information on an odor emitted from an odor source (2). The environmental information measurement means (11, 12) measures information on an environment, correlated with the amount of water vapor contained in surrounding gas. The difference information acquisition means (21) acquires the difference amount of water vapor, indicating a difference between information on an environment surrounding the odor sensor (10) and information on an environment surrounding the odor source (2). The correction means (22) corrects information on an odor, collected by the odor information collection means (20), on the basis of difference information acquired by the difference information acquisition means (21).
May 13, 2021
July 13, 2023
Kenji OGATA, Takeshi SUZUKI, Hisatoshi SAKAMOTO, Yuki HAYATA
Abstract: An image forming apparatus is capable of being attached with a toner supply container. The toner supply container stores a toner that is to be supplied to a developing portion. An attachment location of the toner supply container isbelow a light scanning portion in a vertical direction.
Abstract: An object is to provide a technique of calculating an ejection amount of a ink in accordance with a printing head. A printing apparatus includes: a printing head including an ejection port array in which multiple ejection ports to eject a ink are arrayed; a conveyer unit configured to convey a printing medium in a conveyance direction; and a controller unit configured to control the printing head. The controller unit executes processing to obtain the printing dot number based on printing data and processing to calculate an amount of the ink used in a case of performing printing based on the printing data by using different calculation methods between a case where a first printing mode is set and a case where a second printing mode is set based on the printing dot number and an ejection amount conversion factor corresponding to a temperature of the printing head.
Abstract: A sensor system includes a sensor element, a signal processing circuit, and a pseudo-signal correction circuit. The sensor element outputs an electric signal corresponding to an external force. The signal processing circuit converts the electric signal coming from the sensor element into a signal having a certain signal format and then outputs the signal thus converted. The pseudo-signal correction circuit corrects a pseudo-signal outputted by the sensor element. When receiving a test signal, the sensor element performs a self-diagnosis based on the test signal and then outputs the pseudo-signal, which represents a result of the self-diagnosis. The pseudo-signal correction circuit corrects the pseudo-signal based on environment information about an environment where at least one of the sensor element or the signal processing circuit is located.
Abstract: An embodiment of the present invention provides an ink jet printing apparatus including: a print head including a printing element array provided with printing elements each configured to generate thermal energy required to eject an ink, a supply flow channel provided along the printing element array and configured to supply the ink to the respective printing elements, an opening provided to the supply flow channel and configured to cause the ink to flow in, and heating units provided along the supply flow channel and configured to heat the ink inside the supply flow channel; and a heating control unit configured to carry out heating control of the heating units based on a heating pattern determined based on heating intensity distribution, the heating intensity distribution representing heating intensities corresponding to the respective heating units and representing the heating intensities corresponding to positions in a direction of the printing element array.
Abstract: A method for producing polyarylene sulfide that can have a high melt viscosity while suppressing ultra-fine powder generation. The method for producing polyarylene sulfide includes: (1) preparing a prepared mixture containing an organic polar solvent, a sulfur source, and a dihalo aromatic compound; (2) initiating a polymerization reaction by heating the prepared mixture to produce a prepolymer; (3) adding water as a phase separation agent to a reaction mixture in a reaction system to form a phase-separated state; and (4) continuing the polymerization reaction after phase separation. In the method, when a dihalo aromatic compound conversion ratio is 80 mass % or greater and 93 mass % or less and after the prepolymer reaches a weight average molecular weight of 10000 or greater in the first-stage polymerization step, an aromatic compound having 3 or more halogen atoms bonded to an aromatic ring is added to the reaction mixture.
Abstract: A chip varistor includes an element body exhibiting varistor characteristics, internal electrodes containing a first electrically conductive material, and an intermediate conductor containing a second electrically conductive material. The intermediate conductor is separated from the internal electrodes in a direction in which the internal electrodes oppose each other, and is disposed between the internal electrodes. At least a part of the intermediate conductor overlaps the internal electrodes in the direction in which the internal electrodes oppose each other. The element body includes a low resistance region in which the second electrically conductive material is diffused. The low resistance region is located between the first and second internal electrodes in the direction in which the first and second internal electrodes oppose each other.
Abstract: An electrophotographic member includes a base layer, an elastic layer, and a surface layer stacked in this order. The surface layer contains a fluorine resin and a fluorine rubber, the fluorine rubber is contained at a proportion of 0.5 parts by mass or more and 1.0 parts by mass or less with respect to 1 part by mass of the fluorine resin, and the surface layer further contains a compound represented by formula (1): CH3(CH2)m—O—((CH2)lO)n—OH??(1) In formula (1), m, l, and n each independently represent an integer of 1 or more.
Abstract: A conveyance apparatus includes a stator including a plurality of coils arranged along a first direction and a mover. The mover moves along the plurality of coils and includes a first magnet group including a plurality of first magnets arranged to face the plurality of coils along the first direction, and a second magnet group including a plurality of second magnets arranged to face the plurality of coils along a second direction intersecting with the first direction. At least one of the plurality of coils includes a core, a wire-wound portion wound around the core, and a yoke. The yoke is adjacent to an outer periphery of a portion of the wire-wound portion along the first direction and extends in the first direction.
Abstract: An underwater detection apparatus is provided which includes a transmission transducer, a reception transducer, and a motor. The transmission transducer transmits a transmission wave within a given fan-shaped transmission space, the fan-shaped transmission space having a first transmission width in a given first plane and a second transmission width in a second plane perpendicular to the first plane. The reception transducer receives, as a reception wave, a reflection wave of the transmission wave within a given fan-shaped reception space, the fan-shaped reception space having a first reception width in the first plane and a second reception width in the second plane, the second reception width being wider than the second transmission width, and in the second plane, the fan-shaped transmission space being within the fan-shaped reception space. The motor rotates the fan-shaped transmission space and the fan-shaped reception space.
Abstract: In a physical strength evaluation system, a reference storage stores a walking heart rate reference in which a correspondence relationship of a standard value of a relative heart rate with respect to a walking speed is defined for every gender and every age, a speed acquisition unit acquires a measured value of a walking speed of a subject, a heart rate acquisition unit acquires a measured value of the relative heart rate of the subject. A standard value derivation unit derives the standard value of the relative heart rate corresponding to the measured value of the walking speed that has been acquired, based on the walking heart rate reference. A level determination unit determines an evaluation value of a physical strength level of the subject, based on a difference between the measured value of the relative heart rate and the standard value of the relative heart rate.
Abstract: A safety management system to prevent unauthorized use, accident, resale, theft, and so forth of a flying object. The safety management system includes changing, at a motor controller, a power feeding amount to each drive unit based on an instruction from a main control unit, an authentication information storage unit which records registered identification information for performing operator authentication, an authentication accepting unit which accepts an input of input identification information, an operator authentication unit which performs operator authentication of an operator of the flying object based on the input identification information and the registered identification information, and a safety managing unit connected between a power source of the flying object and the motor controller of the flying object. The safety managing unit includes a switch which controls electrical connection between the motor controller and the power source based on the result of the operator authentication.
April 21, 2016
Date of Patent:
May 23, 2023
The University of Tokyo, Blue Innovation Co., Ltd.
Abstract: To provide a method of producing a plate denture using a stereolithography 3D printer, which is capable of producing a plate denture in a short time with a more simplified production process, the plate denture exhibiting excellent occlusion. [Solving Means] The problem is solved by a method of producing a plate denture, including: adhering an artificial tooth and a denture base photochemically solidified by a stereolithography 3D printer to each other by polymerizing an unpolymerized curable composition for stereolithography present on a surface of the denture base. Further, stronger adhesion between the artificial tooth and the denture base is achieved by mixing, in the curable composition for stereolithography, a polymerization initiator other than a photopolymerization initiator for stereolithography.