Patents by Inventor Tomohiro Harada

Tomohiro Harada 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: 11353264
    Abstract: A blocking prevention device for a gasification melting system combusts and melts an object to be treated into a slag in a melting furnace after the object to be treated is converted into pyrolysis gas in a gasification furnace, the blocking prevention device including: a slag adhesion prevention device having a slag adhesion prevention capability for preventing adhesion of the slag at an opening part that may be blocked due to the adhesion of the slag; an imaging device that images the opening part; and a control device including a calculation unit that calculates a change rate of an opening area of the opening part using a plurality of images with different capturing times or a video, captured by the imaging device, and a prevention device control unit that changes the slag adhesion prevention capabilities of a plurality of the slag adhesion prevention devices in accordance with the change rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES ENVIRONMENTAL & CHEMICAL ENGINEERING CO., LTD
    Inventors: Tomohiro Harada, Hiroshi Oonuki
  • Patent number: 11309481
    Abstract: A multi-layer piezoelectric ceramic component includes: a piezoelectric ceramic body having a cuboid shape, having upper and lower surfaces facing in a thickness direction, first and second end surfaces facing in a length direction, and a pair of side surfaces facing in a width direction, and including first and second regions; first internal electrodes in the first region; second internal electrodes in the second region; third internal electrodes in the first and second regions; a first terminal electrode formed on the first end surface and electrically connected to the first internal electrodes; a second terminal electrode formed on the first end surface and electrically connected to the second internal electrodes; and a third terminal electrode formed on the second end surface and electrically connected to the third internal electrodes, the first, second, and third internal electrodes each having a width equal to a distance between the pair of side surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: TAIYO YUDEN CO., LTD
    Inventors: Sumiaki Kishimoto, Hiroyuki Shimizu, Tomohiro Harada, Takayuki Goto, Yukihiro Konishi
  • Patent number: 11296272
    Abstract: A multilayer piezoelectric element includes a ceramic base body, a pair of external electrodes, multiple internal electrodes, and surface electrodes. The ceramic base body is formed by a piezoelectric ceramic. The pair of external electrodes cover a pair of end faces. The multiple internal electrodes are stacked inside the ceramic base body along a thickness direction crossing at right angles with a longitudinal direction, and connected alternately to the pair of external electrodes in the thickness direction. The surface electrodes are provided on a pair of principal faces, respectively, and are each connected to the external electrode different from the one to which the internal electrode adjacent in the thickness direction is connected. The pair of external electrodes have a higher porosity than the surface electrodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: TAIYO YUDEN CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sumiaki Kishimoto, Hiroyuki Shimizu, Tomohiro Harada, Yukihiro Konishi
  • Publication number: 20220006069
    Abstract: A secondary battery including a positive electrode including a positive electrode active material capable of electrochemically absorbing and releasing lithium ions, a negative electrode including a negative electrode active material capable of electrochemically absorbing and releasing lithium ions, a separator interposed between the positive and negative electrodes, and a non-aqueous electrolyte. The positive electrode includes a positive electrode material mixture containing the positive electrode active material and a positive electrode additive. The positive electrode additive includes a compound represented by LiaFexMyOz, where 0?a?5, 0?x?5, 0?y?1, and 0?z?4, with at least two of a, x, y and z being more than 0, and M includes at least one kind selected from the group consisting of Mn, Zn, Al, Ga, Ge, Ti, Si, Sn, Ce, Y, Zr, S, and Na.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2019
    Publication date: January 6, 2022
    Applicant: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tomohiro Harada
  • Patent number: 11140144
    Abstract: Provided is an IoT data collection system 100 including an agent device 10 configured to acquire IoT data, a management device 20 configured to manage the agent device 10, and a server device 30 configured to receive the IoT data from the agent device 10. The agent device 10 includes a first transmission unit configured to transmit an authentication activation key to the management device 20 at startup. The management device 20 includes a collation unit configured to collate a registered activation key and the authentication activation key, and a transmission unit configured to transmit an authentication agent ID to the agent device 10 when the collation result is matched. The agent device 10 further includes a second transmission unit configured to transmit the IoT data and the authentication agent ID to the server device 30.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: Saison Information Systems Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshihisa Higuchi, Kazuya Nohara, Jun Otake, Tomohiro Harada, Kenichi Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20210305583
    Abstract: A lithium secondary battery, including: a positive electrode; a negative electrode; a non-aqueous electrolyte having lithium ion conductivity; and a separator interposed between the positive electrode and the negative electrode. The positive electrode includes a positive electrode mixture layer containing a positive electrode active material, and a positive electrode current collector. The positive electrode active material includes a composite oxide containing lithium and a transition metal. A molar ratio: MLi/MTM of a total lithium amount per unit area MLi in the positive electrode and the negative electrode to a transition metal amount per unit area MTM in the positive electrode is 1.1 or less. The negative electrode includes a negative electrode current collector, and a plurality of porous films laminated on the negative electrode current collector and having electrically insulating properties.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2019
    Publication date: September 30, 2021
    Applicant: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tomohiro Harada
  • Publication number: 20210280919
    Abstract: A lithium secondary battery with a positive electrode active material including a composite oxide containing lithium and a transition metal. A molar ratio: MLi/MTM of a total lithium amount per unit area MLi in a positive electrode and a negative electrode to a transition metal amount per unit area MTM in the positive electrode is 1.1 or less. The negative electrode includes a negative electrode current collector larger in area than the positive electrode mixture layer. In the wound electrode group in an unwound state, center lines dividing the positive electrode mixture layer and the negative electrode current collector along their winding direction into two halves are not on the same straight line. The negative electrode lead is connected at its one end to a non-facing region not facing the positive electrode mixture layer of the negative electrode current collector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2019
    Publication date: September 9, 2021
    Applicant: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tomohiro Harada
  • Publication number: 20210164653
    Abstract: The gas swirling state determination system (10) determines the quality of the swirling state of gas that swirls around the central axis. The gas swirling state determination system (10) includes an imaging device (39), an information processing device (11), and a display device (42). The imaging device (39) captures swirling gas from a direction along the central axis to acquire a still image. The information processing device (11) includes a calculation unit (40), a smoothing unit (41), and a determination unit (43). The display device (42) displays a determination result.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2019
    Publication date: June 3, 2021
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES ENVIRONMENTAL & CHEMICAL ENGINEERING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tomohiro Harada, Hiroshi Oonuki, Keiichi Hayashi
  • Publication number: 20210159536
    Abstract: The nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery comprises the following: a positive electrode including a positive electrode active material that includes a lithium-containing transition metal oxide, a negative electrode including a negative electrode current collector wherein lithium metal deposits on the negative electrode current collector during charging, a separator disposed between the positive electrode and the negative electrode, and a nonaqueous electrolyte. The molar ratio of the total amount of lithium held by the positive electrode and the negative electrode to the amount of transition metal in the positive electrode is not more than 1.1. In addition, in the discharged state, a space layer is present between the negative electrode and the separator, and the positive electrode capacity per unit area, ? (mAh/cm2), of the positive electrode and the average in thickness, X (?m), of the space layer 50 satisfy 0.055??/X?0.2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2018
    Publication date: May 27, 2021
    Applicant: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tomohiro Harada, Hiroshi Minami
  • Publication number: 20210119108
    Abstract: A piezoelectric ceramic containing no lead as a constituent element is provided. Coefficient of variation C.V. of grain size of grains contained in the piezoelectric ceramic is 35% or less, and an image quality (IQ) image obtained by analyzing a cross section of the piezoelectric ceramic by an electron backscatter diffraction (EBSD) method shows that at least one of the grains has a grain size of 3 ?m to 5 ?m and an area ratio of a domain in said at least one of the grains is 85% or more.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2020
    Publication date: April 22, 2021
    Applicant: TAIYO YUDEN CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tomohiro Harada, Yuuhei Ueyama
  • Patent number: 10919327
    Abstract: To provide a thermal transfer sheet capable of inhibiting residues derived from a back face layer from adhering to a thermal head, also capable of inhibiting occurrence of a kick, and having a shorter time period until the back face layer is stabilized. A thermal transfer sheet comprising; a colorant layer located on one surface of a substrate and a back face layer located on the other surface of the substrate, wherein the back face layer comprises a binder resin and inorganic particles, and the binder resin comprises a product obtained by reacting a polyisocyanate having an isocyanurate structure with a resin having hydroxyl groups at an equivalent ratio of isocyanate groups in the polyisocyanate having an isocyanurate structure to hydroxyl groups in the resin having hydroxyl groups (—NCO/—OH) of 0.05 or more and 0.15 or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tomohiro Harada
  • Publication number: 20200365891
    Abstract: The non-aqueous electrolyte secondary cell according to the present invention comprises: an electrode body constituted by a positive electrode including a positive electrode active material comprising a lithium-containing transition metal oxide, a negative electrode including a negative electrode current collector onto which metallic lithium is deposited during charging, and a separator disposed between the positive electrode and the negative electrode; and a non-aqueous electrolyte. The molar ratio of the total lithium content of the positive electrode and the negative electrode to the transition metal content of the positive electrode is 1.1 or less. During discharging, the positive electrode capacitance ?(mAh) of the positive electrode and the volume X (mm3) of a hollow constituted by a space formed in the center of the electrode body 14 satisfy the relationship 0.5?X/??4.0.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2018
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Applicant: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tomohiro Harada, Hiroshi Minami
  • Publication number: 20200307294
    Abstract: To provide a thermal transfer sheet capable of inhibiting residues derived from a back face layer from adhering to a thermal head, also capable of inhibiting occurrence of a kick, and having a shorter time period until the back face layer is stabilized. A thermal transfer sheet comprising; a colorant layer located on one surface of a substrate and a back face layer located on the other surface of the substrate, wherein the back face layer comprises a binder resin and inorganic particles, and the binder resin comprises a product obtained by reacting a polyisocyanate having an isocyanurate structure with a resin having hydroxyl groups at an equivalent ratio of isocyanate groups in the polyisocyanate having an isocyanurate structure to hydroxyl groups in the resin having hydroxyl groups (—NCO/—OH) of 0.05 or more and 0.15 or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2017
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Applicant: Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tomohiro HARADA
  • Publication number: 20200313071
    Abstract: A multilayer piezoelectric ceramic is constituted by: piezoelectric ceramic layers which do not contain lead as a constituent element, have a perovskite compound expressed by the composition formula LixNayK1?x?yNbO3 (where 0.02<x?0.1, 0.02<x+y?1) as the primary component, and contain 0.2 to 3.0 mol of Li relative to 100 mol of the primary component; and internal electrode layers which are constituted by a metal that contains silver by 80 percent by mass or more; wherein the multilayer piezoelectric ceramic is such that Li compounds other than the primary component are localized therein. The multilayer piezoelectric element can offer excellent insulating property.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2020
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Inventors: Tomohiro HARADA, Takayuki GOTO, Ryo ITO, Hiroyuki SHIMIZU, Sumiaki KISHIMOTO
  • Publication number: 20200287124
    Abstract: A piezoelectric ceramic, which does not contain lead as a constituent element, is characterized in that: its primary component is a perovskite compound expressed by the composition formula (Bi0.5?x/2Na0.5?x/2Bax)(Ti1?yMny)O3 (where 0.01?x?0.25, 0.001?y?0.020); and the coefficient of variation (CV) in grain size among the grains contained therein is 35 percent or lower. The piezoelectric ceramic presents an improved dielectric loss tangent tan ?.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2020
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Inventors: Yuuhei UEYAMA, Tomohiro HARADA, Hiroyuki SHIMIZU, Sumiaki KISHIMOTO, Yukihiro KONISHI
  • Publication number: 20200191487
    Abstract: A blocking prevention device for a gasification melting system combusts and melts an object to be treated into a slag in a melting furnace after the object to be treated is converted into pyrolysis gas in a gasification furnace, the blocking prevention device including: a slag adhesion prevention device having a slag adhesion prevention capability for preventing adhesion of the slag at an opening part that may be blocked due to the adhesion of the slag; an imaging device that images the opening part; and a control device including a calculation unit that calculates a change rate of an opening area of the opening part using a plurality of images with different capturing times or a video, captured by the imaging device, and a prevention device control unit that changes the slag adhesion prevention capabilities of a plurality of the slag adhesion prevention devices in accordance with the change rate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Inventors: Tomohiro HARADA, Hiroshi OONUKI
  • Patent number: 10617345
    Abstract: The estimation of the sleep stage at a time point where data does not exist, is enabled. An acquiring unit configured to acquire biological data indicating a wave of a heartbeat; a parameter estimating unit configured to estimate a parameter by using the biological data, with respect to a mathematical expression defining a medium frequency component of the wave of the heartbeat by using the parameter; and a sleep stage estimating unit configured to estimate a sleep stage from a value of the medium frequency component at any time point, based on the mathematical expression to which the estimated parameter is applied, are included.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: The University of Electro-Communications
    Inventors: Keiki Takadama, Tomohiro Harada
  • Publication number: 20200045247
    Abstract: To provide a technology for easily determining a change in hue caused due to switching between a visible image and a combined image. In an imaging apparatus 101 capable of imaging a visible image and an infrared image, a combination unit 110 combines the visible image and the infrared image to generate a combined image. A superimposition unit 114 superimposes combination information indicating a combination ratio of the visible image to the infrared image on the combined image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2019
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Inventors: Satoshi Okamoto, Tomohiro Harada
  • Patent number: 10514183
    Abstract: An exhaust gas latent-heat recovery device includes: a heat transfer tube disposed inside a duct through which exhaust gas flows, the heat transfer tube having a water supply inlet into which water to be heated for recovering latent heat of the exhaust gas is supplied and a water supply outlet through which the water to be heated is discharged; and a water supply control part configured to control supply of the water to be heated to the water supply inlet. The water supply control part is configured to control supply of the water to be heated from the water supply inlet so that an outlet temperature being a temperature of the water to be heated at the water supply outlet is at a set temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HITACHI POWER SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Naoki Koumoto, Tomohiro Harada, Hiroyuki Yagita, Akitoshi Sugiyama, Tarou Ichihara, Kimio Konno, Yukimitsu Sasaki
  • Publication number: 20190372952
    Abstract: Provided is an IoT data collection system 100 including an agent device 10 configured to acquire IoT data, a management device 20 configured to manage the agent device 10, and a server device 30 configured to receive the IoT data from the agent device 10. The agent device 10 includes a first transmission unit configured to transmit an authentication activation key to the management device 20 at startup. The management device 20 includes a collation unit configured to collate a registered activation key and the authentication activation key, and a transmission unit configured to transmit an authentication agent ID to the agent device 10 when the collation result is matched. The agent device 10 further includes a second transmission unit configured to transmit the IoT data and the authentication agent ID to the server device 30.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2017
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Inventors: Yoshihisa HIGUCHI, Kazuya NOHARA, Jun OTAKE, Tomohiro HARADA, Kenichi TANAKA, Yoshiyuki INABA, Toshifumi ONUKI