Tomohiro Kato 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 secondary battery comprising: a positive electrode and a negative electrode which each has a specific composition and specific properties; and a nonaqueous electrolyte which contains a cyclic siloxane compound represented by general formula (1), fluorosilane compound represented by general formula (2), compound represented by general formula (3), compound having an S—F bond in the molecule, nitric acid salt, nitrous acid salt, monofluorophosphoric acid salt, difluorophosphoric acid salt, acetic acid salt, or propionic acid salt in an amount of 10 ppm or more of the whole nonaqueous electrolyte. This lithium secondary battery has a high capacity, long life, and high output. [In general formula (1), R1 and R2 are an organic group having 1-12 carbon atoms and n is an integer of 3-10. In general formula (2), R3 to R5 are an organic group having 1-12 carbon atoms; x is an integer of 1-3; and p, q, and r each are an integer of 0-3, provided that 1?p+q+r?3.
Abstract: Disclosed herein is a solid-state battery includes a battery element including alternating positive electrode layers and negative electrode layers each separated by a respective solid electrolyte layer interposed in between; a positive electrode terminal that is attached to the battery element to be electrically connected to the positive electrode layers and electrically separated from the negative electrode layers; a negative electrode terminal that is attached to the battery element to be electrically connected to the negative electrode layers and electrically separated from the positive electrode layers; an insulating coating that covers the battery element, wherein a respective portion of each of the positive electrode terminal and the negative electrode terminal lead out of the covered battery element; and a heat receiving member that is attached to the insulating coating so as to be electrically separated from both the positive electrode terminal and the negative electrode terminal.
Abstract: A multicolor fluorescence analysis device is provided. The device includes a first fiberoptic plate for guiding light including fluorescence emitted from a sample as a result of irradiation of excitation light and emitting the same from a first emission part. The device includes a second fiberoptic plate for receiving light emitted from the first emission part at a second incidence part, guiding the same, and emitting the same from a second emission part. The device includes a single multilayer dielectric interference film filter that is provided on an end surface of the second emission part, transmits at least a portion of the fluorescence, and transmits light of a plurality of transmission wavelength bands that do not include the excitation wavelength bands. The device includes a two-dimensional detection unit that is disposed so as to be adhered to the multilayer dielectric interference film filter.
Abstract: A semiconductor element includes an insulation layer and a pad portion for electrical connection to an external portion by wire bonding. The insulation layer includes a plurality of projections projecting from a main surface of the insulation layer. The pad portion is disposed on an upper surface of each of the projections without extending beyond the upper surface of the projection on which the pad portion is formed.
Abstract: According to one embodiment, an automatic analyzing apparatus includes a reagent depository, a reagent storage unit and a probe. The reagent depository stores a first reagent vessel. The reagent storage unit is provided separately from the reagent depository and in which a second reagent vessel is placeable. The probe suctions a reagent contained in the first reagent vessel at a first position which is located above the reagent depository, suctions a reagent contained in the second reagent vessel at a second position which is located above the reagent storage unit, and discharges the reagent suctioned from the first reagent vessel or the second reagent vessel into a reaction vessel at a third position.
Abstract: An image system includes processing circuitry. The processing circuitry captures an image captured by a device such as a camera, and detects an attitude of the device. The processing circuitry corrects the captured image based on the attitude of the device and a designation including a point on the image and at least one of a region of the image and a direction.
Abstract: Provided is a method for producing a sintered body that forms a rare-earth permanent magnet, has a single sintered structure and an arbitrary shape, and has easy magnetization axis orientations of different directions applied to the magnet material particles in a plurality of arbitrary regions. This method forms a three-dimensional first molded article from a composite material formed by mixing a resin material and magnet material particles containing a rare-earth substance. The first molded article is then subjected to a deforming force and a second molded article is formed in which the orientation direction of the easy magnetization axis of the magnet material particles in at least the one section of the horizontal cross-section is changed to a direction which differs from the orientation direction of the first molded article. The second molded article is heated to a sintering temperature and kept at the temperature for a period of time.
Abstract: An all-solid-state battery includes an electrode body in which a cathode layer that contains a cathode active material and a solid electrolyte, an electrolyte layer that is formed of the solid electrolyte, and an anode layer that contains an anode active material and the solid electrolyte are stacked in this order in an up-down direction, in which the cathode active material is a compound represented by a chemical formula Li2Fe(1-x)MxP(2-y)AyO7, contains at least one metal of Ti, V, Cr, Ni, and Co as the M in the chemical formula, and contains at least one element of B, C, Al, Si, Ga, and Ge as the A in the chemical formula, the x in the chemical formula satisfies 0.8<x?1, the y in the chemical formula satisfies 0?y?0.07, and the anode active material is an anatase titanium oxide represented by a chemical formula TiO2.
Abstract: A projection-type display apparatus includes a light source apparatus, a first optical system with a superimposing lens receiving illumination light from the source apparatus, a second optical system including a first color separator downstream the superimposing lens, mirror, and field lens, and an optical enclosure accommodating the second system. The first separator reflects, toward the mirror, first light in the illumination light belonging to a first wavelength band, and transmits light belonging to a wavelength band excluding the first wavelength band. The mirror reflects, toward the field lens, the first light reflected by the first separator. An angle between an optical axis of the superimposing lens and the first separator is greater than 45° in a first system plan view. A field lens optical axis is substantially parallel to a first system optical axis. The optical enclosure includes a fixing section holding and fixing the first separator.
May 27, 2020
December 3, 2020
SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
Hiroaki MIYA, Tomohiro TAKAGI, Kanji YOSHIDA, Masashi KATO
Abstract: A method includes multiplexing signal light of first polarization and excitation light, and multiplexing signal light of second polarization, which is perpendicular to the first polarization, and the excitation light, modulating the signal light of the first polarization before the wavelength conversion, and reducing a modulation component in signal light after wavelength conversion, modulating the signal light of the second polarization before the wavelength conversion, and reducing the modulation component in the signal light after the wavelength conversion, and multiplexing the signal light of the first polarization after the wavelength conversion and the signal light of the second polarization after the wavelength conversion.
Abstract: A charge management method includes generating and storing a charge schedule related to an electric energy for charging a vehicle within an amount of suppliable electric power for charging said vehicle located in a region, wherein said vehicle includes a rechargeable battery. The method further includes storing an identification number of said vehicle in said region by an EV controlling center. The method further includes determining a propriety of charging said vehicle at a current time and location based on said charge schedule in response to detection of a signal indicating a start of a charging process of said rechargeable battery from said vehicle having said identification number.
Abstract: An electric vehicle management system which controls a charging amount for an electric vehicle by way of peak shift, and an on-board unit used for the electric vehicle management system are provided. Thereby, the on-board unit mounted on the electric vehicle detects a current location, and an electric vehicle management center provided on a network manages a charging schedule created in advance. Propriety of a charging operation at a current time is checked via communications between them. Charging of the electric vehicle is managed based on the charging schedule by notifying a driver of the check result through a display of the on-board unit.
Abstract: A communication management server manages communication with a sender terminal that transmits image data and a receive terminal that receives the image data. The communication management server includes processing circuitry. The processing circuitry receives from the receive terminal, sender terminal identification information identifying the sender terminal, and receive terminal identification information identifying the receive terminal. The processing circuitry transmits, to the sender terminal, request information indicating a request for transmitting image data of a first image type playable by the receive terminal, when a second image type of image data transmittable by the sender terminal according to the sender terminal identification information, and the first image type of image data playable by the receive terminal, according to the receive terminal identification information, are different.
Abstract: A heat sealed lid includes: a resin laminate aluminum foil; and a first seamed side frame portion and a second seamed side frame portion formed of a resin film laminate metal sheet, in which the resin film laminate metal sheet includes a metal sheet, a laminate film formed on one surface of the metal sheet, and a second resin film formed on the other surface of the metal sheet and containing a thermoplastic polyester resin, the laminate film includes an adhesion layer containing a polypropylene-based resin and a polyethylene-based resin and a base layer containing a modified polypropylene-based resin, an amount of the polyethylene-based resin in the adhesion layer is 1.0 mass % or more and 45.0 mass % or less of the resins of the adhesion layer, the melting point of the second resin film is higher than the melting point of the adhesion layer by 40° C. or more and is higher than the heating temperature of a heat sealing tool, the thickness of the adhesion layer is 1.0 ?m or more and 15.
Abstract: An all-solid-state battery that includes a power storage part having a positive electrode layer, a negative electrode layer, and an electrolyte layer interposed between the positive electrode layer and the negative electrode layer; an internal electrode at an end surface of the power storage part; an electrode extraction part electrically connected to the internal electrode; a buffer layer covering the power storage part, the internal electrode, and a first part of the electrode extraction part; a barrier layer covering the buffer layer; and an impact-resistant layer covering the barrier layer such that a second part of the electrode extraction part extends from the impact-resistant layer.
Abstract: An imaging system capable of stably focusing on a desired location on a subject is provided. An imaging system includes a setting part that sets a search range of an autofocus part in a predetermined range according to an input to an input device. The setting part causes a display device to display a figure indicating a relationship between a focal position of an optical system and an evaluation value indicating an in-focus degree, and an image indicated by an image signal when the optical system has been adjusted to a focal position designated on a figure to support an input of the search range to the input device.
Abstract: A liquid discharge head includes a flow passage forming member, an element substrate including a liquid discharge element and a surface on which a conductive member made from a metallic material is disposed, and an intermediate layer made from a resin material and configured to join the flow passage forming member and the surface of the element substrate to each other. The intermediate layer is disposed in a state, separated from the conductive member, where the conductive member is exposed from the intermediate layer. The conductive member is covered with the flow passage forming member.
Abstract: An image processing system includes circuitry to: obtain a wide-angle image captured by an image capturing apparatus; generate a first image representing a part of the wide-angle image; and determine whether a first area includes a second area, the first area being a viewable area to be displayed on a display, the second area being represented by the first image. Based on a determination that the first area does not include the second area, the circuitry further converts the first image into a second image, the second image having definition lower than that of the first image, and converts the wide-angle image into a third image, the third image having definition lower than that of the wide-angle image, such that the second image and the third image are displayable on the display of the information processing apparatus.