Patents by Inventor Toshiharu Hayashi

Toshiharu Hayashi 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: 10328343
    Abstract: A game apparatus being a non-limiting example information processing apparatus includes a display, and a game screen of a baseball game is displayed on the display. In a defensive (fielding team) side, in the game screen, a batter object and a catcher object are displayed, and an index object is displayed in front of the catcher object. Using the index object, a player designates a target position of a position that a ball object is to be thrown (pitching course) and a pitch type of the ball object, and instructs pitching. Even if the player designates the target position and the pitch type in any order, the target position and the pitch type can be set according to a designated order.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: NINTENDO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Toshiharu Izuno, Shinya Saito, Naohiro Hayashi, Kenji Fujioka, Katsutoshi Sato
  • Patent number: 10020409
    Abstract: A conductive reflective film which is formed by calcining a substrate on which a composition containing metal nanoparticles is coated, the conductive reflective film including pores which appear on the film contact surface in the substrate side having an average diameter of 100 nm or less, an average depth of 100 nm or less in terms of position of the pores, and a number density of the pores of 30 pores/?m2 or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI MATERIALS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuhiko Yamasaki, Yoshiaki Takata, Toshiharu Hayashi
  • Patent number: 9620668
    Abstract: A composition for manufacturing an electrode of a solar cell, comprising metal nanoparticles dispersed in a dispersive medium, wherein the metal nanoparticles contain silver nanoparticles of 75 weight % or more, the metal nanoparticles are chemically modified by a protective agent having a main chain of organic molecule comprising a carbon backbone of carbon number of 1 to 3, and the metal nanoparticles contains 70% or more in number-average of metal nanoparticles having a primary grain size within a range of 10 to 50 nm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI MATERIALS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toshiharu Hayashi, Yoshiaki Takata, Kazuhiko Yamasaki
  • Patent number: 9580810
    Abstract: The present invention aims to provide a method for producing a dispersion of metal nanoparticles which enables to control the shape and the particle diameter over a wide range, a dispersion of metal nanoparticles having superior dispersion stability, and a method for producing the same. In addition, the present invention further aims to provide a dispersion of metal nanoparticles which has a volume resistivity of 2×10?6 to 6×10?6 ?·cm and is suitable for use as an electrically conductive material, and a method for producing the same. Moreover, the present invention further aims to provide a method for synthesizing metal nanoparticles which can produce metal nanoparticles suitable for use as electrically conductive materials by synthesizing the metal nanoparticles from a insoluble metal salt which is free of corrosive materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Materials Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuhiko Yamasaki, Airi Katagiri, Masahide Arai, Yoshiaki Takata, Toshiharu Hayashi
  • Patent number: 9580811
    Abstract: The present invention aims to provide a method for producing a dispersion of metal nanoparticles which enables to control the shape and the particle diameter over a wide range, a dispersion of metal nanoparticles having superior dispersion stability, and a method for producing the same. In addition, the present invention further aims to provide a dispersion of metal nanoparticles which has a volume resistivity of 2×10?6 to 6×10?6 ?·cm and is suitable for use as an electrically conductive material, and a method for producing the same. Moreover, the present invention further aims to provide a method for synthesizing metal nanoparticles which can produce metal nanoparticles suitable for use as electrically conductive materials by synthesizing the metal nanoparticles from a insoluble metal salt which is free of corrosive materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Materials Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuhiko Yamasaki, Airi Katagiri, Masahide Arai, Yoshiaki Takata, Toshiharu Hayashi
  • Publication number: 20160172531
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a transparent electroconductive film, which in addition to satisfying each of the requirements of favorable phototransmittance, high electrical conductivity, low refractive index and the like required when using in a multi-junction solar cell, enables running costs to be reduced since the transparent electroconductive film is produced without using a vacuum deposition method. The transparent electroconductive film for a solar cell of the present invention is provided between photoelectric conversion layers of a multi-junction solar cell, a coated film of fine particles formed by coating using a wet coating method is baked, the electroconductive component in the base material that composes the electroconductive film is present within the range of 5 to 95% by weight, and the thickness of the electroconductive film is within the range of 5 to 200 nm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2016
    Publication date: June 16, 2016
    Inventors: Masahide Arai, Kazuhiko Yamasaki, Satoko Ogawa, Toshiharu Hayashi
  • Publication number: 20160133780
    Abstract: A composition for manufacturing an electrode of a solar cell, comprising metal nanoparticles dispersed in a dispersive medium, wherein the metal nanoparticles contain silver nanoparticles of 75 weight % or more, the metal nanoparticles are chemically modified by a protective agent having a main chain of organic molecule comprising a carbon backbone of carbon number of 1 to 3, and the metal nanoparticles contains 70% or more in number-average of metal nanoparticles having a primary grain size within a range of 10 to 50 nm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2016
    Publication date: May 12, 2016
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI MATERIALS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toshiharu Hayashi, Yoshiaki Takata, Kazuhiko Yamasaki
  • Patent number: 9312404
    Abstract: A composition for manufacturing an electrode of a solar cell, comprising metal nanoparticles dispersed in a dispersive medium, wherein the metal nanoparticles contain silver nanoparticles of 75 weight % or more, the metal nanoparticles are chemically modified by a protective agent having a main chain of organic molecule comprising a carbon backbone of carbon number of 1 to 3, and the metal nanoparticles contains 70% or more in number-average of metal nanoparticles having a primary grain size within a range of 10 to 50 nm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI MATERIALS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toshiharu Hayashi, Yoshiaki Takata, Kazuhiko Yamasaki
  • Publication number: 20150259803
    Abstract: The present invention aims to provide a method for producing a dispersion of metal nanoparticles which enables to control the shape and the particle diameter over a wide range, a dispersion of metal nanoparticles having superior dispersion stability, and a method for producing the same. In addition, the present invention further aims to provide a dispersion of metal nanoparticles which has a volume resistivity of 2×10?6 to 6×10?6?.cm and is suitable for use as an electrically conductive material, and a method for producing the same. Moreover, the present invention further aims to provide a method for synthesizing metal nanoparticles which can produce metal nanoparticles suitable for use as electrically conductive materials by synthesizing the metal nanoparticles from a insoluble metal salt which is free of corrosive materials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2015
    Publication date: September 17, 2015
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI MATERIALS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuhiko Yamasaki, Airi Katagiri, Masahide Arai, Yoshiaki Takata, Toshiharu Hayashi
  • Patent number: 8921688
    Abstract: A composite film for a superstrate solar cell or a substrate solar cell has a transparent conductive film and a conductive reflective film, wherein the transparent conductive film is formed by using a wet coating method to apply a transparent conductive film composition or dispersion containing microparticles of a conductive oxide, the conductive reflective film is formed by using a wet coating method to apply a conductive reflective film composition containing metal nanoparticles, the average diameter of holes occurring at the contact surface of the conductive reflective film on either the side of the photovoltaic layer or the side of the transparent conductive film is not more than 100 nm, the average depth at which the holes are positioned is not more than 100 nm, and the number density of the holes is not more than 30 holes/?m2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Materials Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuhiko Yamasaki, Toshiharu Hayashi, Masahide Arai, Satoko Ogawa, Yoshiaki Takata
  • Patent number: 8822814
    Abstract: A composition for electrode formation containing metal nanoparticles dispersed in a dispersion medium, wherein the composition also comprises one or more organic polymers selected from the group consisting of polyvinylpyrrolidones, polyvinylpyrrolidone copolymers, polyvinyl alcohols, and cellulose ethers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Materials Corporation
    Inventors: Toshiharu Hayashi, Kazuhiko Yamasaki, Yoshiaki Takata
  • Patent number: 8816193
    Abstract: A composition for manufacturing an electrode of a solar cell, comprising metal nanoparticles dispersed in a dispersive medium, wherein the metal nanoparticles contain silver nanoparticles of 75 weight % or more, the metal nanoparticles are chemically modified by a protective agent having a main chain of organic molecule comprising a carbon backbone of carbon number of 1 to 3, and the metal nanoparticles contains 70% or more in number-average of metal nanoparticles having a primary grain size within a range of 10 to 50 nm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Materials Corporation
    Inventors: Toshiharu Hayashi, Yoshiaki Takata, Kazuhiko Yamasaki
  • Publication number: 20140224304
    Abstract: A composition for manufacturing an electrode of a solar cell, comprising metal nanoparticles dispersed in a dispersive medium, wherein the metal nanoparticles contain silver nanoparticles of 75 weight % or more, the metal nanoparticles are chemically modified by a protective agent having a main chain of organic molecule comprising a carbon backbone of carbon number of 1 to 3, and the metal nanoparticles contains 70% or more in number-average of metal nanoparticles having a primary grain size within a range of 10 to 50 nm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2014
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI MATERIALS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toshiharu Hayashi, Yoshiaki Takata, Kazuhiko Yamasaki
  • Patent number: 8758891
    Abstract: A conductive reflective film which is formed by calcining a substrate on which a composition containing metal nanoparticles is coated, the conductive reflective film including pores which appear on the film contact surface in the substrate side having an average diameter of 100 nm or less, an average depth of 100 nm or less in terms of position of the pores, and a number density of the pores of 30 pores/?m2 or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Materials Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuhiko Yamasaki, Yoshiaki Takata, Toshiharu Hayashi
  • Patent number: 8709296
    Abstract: With respect to the metal colloid of the present invention, metal colloidal particles capable of forming a metal colloid by dispersing in either or both of an aqueous dispersion medium and a nonaqueous dispersion medium in a predetermined proportion while mixing, comprise metal particles and a protective agent coordination-modified on the surface of the particles, the protective agent having a carbon skeleton containing either or both of sulfur and oxygen in the molecule, and having a structure of being coordination-modified on the surface of the metal particles using an atom or an atomic group of either or both of sulfur and oxygen as an anchor, wherein the protective agent has one, or two or more functional groups selected from the group consisting of alkoxysilyl group, silanol group and hydroxyalkyl group in a molecular structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignees: Mitsubishi Materials Corporation, Mitsubishi Materials Electronic Chemicals Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Reiko Kiyoshima, Toshiharu Hayashi
  • Publication number: 20140090699
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a transparent electroconductive film, which in addition to satisfying each of the requirements of favorable phototransmittance, high electrical conductivity, low refractive index and the like required when using in a multi-junction solar cell, enables running costs to be reduced since the transparent electroconductive film is produced without using a vacuum deposition method. The transparent electroconductive film for a solar cell of the present invention is provided between photoelectric conversion layers of a multi-junction solar cell, a coated film of fine particles formed by coating using a wet coating method is baked, the electroconductive component in the base material that composes the electroconductive film is present within the range of 5 to 95% by weight, and the thickness of the electroconductive film is within the range of 5 to 200 nm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2013
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI MATERIALS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masahide Arai, Kazuhiko Yamasaki, Satoko Ogawa, Toshiharu Hayashi
  • Publication number: 20130174904
    Abstract: This composition for an antireflective film includes a translucent binder, wherein the translucent binder contains either one or both of a polymer type binder and a non-polymer type binder, a content of the translucent binder is in a range of 10 parts by mass to 90 parts by mass with respect to 100 parts by mass of a total amount of components other than a dispersion medium, and a refractive index of an antireflective film which is formed by curing the composition for an antireflective film is in a range of 1.70 to 1.90. This method for manufacturing an antireflective film includes: applying the above-described composition for an antireflective film onto a transparent conductive film by a wet coating method to form an antireflective coating film; and curing the antireflective coating film to form an antireflective film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2011
    Publication date: July 11, 2013
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI MATERIALS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuhiko Yamasaki, Satoko Higano, Reiko Izumi, Toshiharu Hayashi
  • Publication number: 20120308720
    Abstract: A conductive reflective film which is formed by calcining a substrate on which a composition containing metal nanoparticles is coated, the conductive reflective film including pores which appear on the film contact surface in the substrate side having an average diameter of 100 nm or less, an average depth of 100 nm or less in terms of position of the pores, and a number density of the pores of 30 pores/?m2 or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2012
    Publication date: December 6, 2012
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Materials Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuhiko Yamasaki, Yoshiaki Takata, Toshiharu Hayashi
  • Publication number: 20120015472
    Abstract: On a substrate is formed a transparent and conductive front electrode layer, on which is formed a photoelectric conversion unit that generates an electric power by a light. On the photoelectric conversion unit is formed a transparent and conductive film, on which a silver-containing back electrode layer. On the back electrode layer is formed further a back electrode reinforcing film formed by UV-irradiation of, or by heating of, or by heating after UV-irradiation of a layer that is obtained by applying a composition for reinforcing film on the back electrode layer with a wet coating method. Provided are a solar cell module with small deterioration of power generation efficiency even under a high humidity environment and with stable performance for a long period of time and a method that can produce the solar cell module more cheaply.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2010
    Publication date: January 19, 2012
    Applicants: Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd., MITSUBISHI MATERIALS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toshiharu Hayashi, Kazuhiko Yamasaki, Masahide Arai, Satoko Ogawa, Wataru Shinohara
  • Publication number: 20110139228
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a transparent electroconductive film, which in addition to satisfying each of the requirements of favorable phototransmittance, high electrical conductivity, low refractive index and the like required when using in a multi-junction solar cell, enables running costs to be reduced since the transparent electroconductive film is produced without using a vacuum deposition method. The transparent electroconductive film for a solar cell of the present invention is provided between photoelectric conversion layers of a multi-junction solar cell, a coated film of fine particles formed by coating using a wet coating method is baked, the electroconductive component in the base material that composes the electroconductive film is present within the range of 5 to 95% by weight, and the thickness of the electroconductive film is within the range of 5 to 200 nm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2009
    Publication date: June 16, 2011
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI MATERIALS cORPORATION
    Inventors: Masahide Arai, Kazuhiko Yamasaki, Satoko Ogawa, Toshiharu Hayashi