Patents by Inventor Tsuyoshi Nakano

Tsuyoshi Nakano 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: 10380607
    Abstract: Provided is a server device (101) including: a transmitting/receiving section (201) for receiving, from a household electric appliance (102), an identifier for identifying the household electric appliance (102) and an operation status of the household electric appliance (102); an updating section (207) for estimating a consumption status of a consumer good using the received operation status so as to update the consumption status of the consumer good stored in a utilization information accumulating section (205) based on the estimated consumption status of the consumer good; and a determination section (206) for deciding whether or not to transmit a confirmation message for confirming the consumer good being used with the household electric appliance, based on the updated consumption status of the consumer good.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Toshihisa Nakano, Masayuki Kozuka, Motoji Ohmori, Takako Hirose, Tsuyoshi Sakata, Yoshiyuki Miyabe, Kazuo Okamura, Masayoshi Tojima
  • Patent number: 10374225
    Abstract: A non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery includes: a negative electrode active material represented by the Formula (1)=? (Si material)+? (carbon material), wherein the Si material is one or more kinds selected from the group consisting of SiOx that is a mixture of amorphous SiO2 particles and Si particles and a Si-containing alloy; ? and ? represent % by mass of each component in the layer; and 80??+??98, 0.1???40, and 58???97.9 are satisfied, and a difference between the maximum value and the minimum value of an area proportion (%) of a binder in an area of the field of view of each image of cross-sections of the layer in a case where a plurality of arbitrary places is selected in a plane of the negative electrode active material layer is within 10%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kensuke Yamamoto, Wataru Ogihara, Gentaro Kano, Hideaki Tanaka, Youichirou Kondou, Masaaki Suzuki, Tsuyoshi Tanabe, Takashi Nakano
  • Patent number: 10355190
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for manufacturing a dopant composition-nanomaterial composite, which method makes it possible to simply and efficiently change a Seebeck coefficient value of a nanomaterial. This manufacture method of the present invention includes the step of putting a dopant composition in contact with a nanomaterial in a solvent, the dopant composition containing an anion, a cation, and a scavenger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignees: NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION NARA INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki Nonoguchi, Tsuyoshi Kawai, Motohiro Nakano
  • Publication number: 20190208978
    Abstract: An autonomously traveling floor washer autonomously performs an appropriate cleaning operation so that a washing liquid does not remain on a floor surface. In accordance with a cleaning schedule, the autonomously traveling floor washer autonomously travels and performs cleaning of the floor surface using a squeegee and the washing liquid. If a washing liquid discharge position at a taught data obtaining time is not included in a squeegee movement track calculated based on a position and a width of the squeegee at the taught data obtaining time, the cleaning schedule is modified so that the washing liquid discharge position is included in the squeegee movement track.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2017
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Inventors: Hideo SHITAMOTO, Tsuyoshi NAKANO
  • Publication number: 20190157664
    Abstract: A non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery includes a negative electrode active material represented by: ?(Si material)+?(carbon material), the Si material is one or more kinds selected from the group consisting of SiOx that is a mixture of amorphous SiO2 particles and Si particles and a Si-containing alloy; ? and ? represent % by mass; and 80??+??98, 0.1???40, and 58???97.9 are satisfied), and when area proportions (%) of the Si material and the carbon material in an area of a field of view of each image of cross-sections of the layer in a case where a plurality of arbitrary places is selected in a plane of the layer are designated as S (%) and (100?S) (%), respectively, a difference between a maximum value and a minimum value of S is within 5%.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2016
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Kensuke Yamamoto, Wataru Ogihara, Gentaro Kano, Hideaki Tanaka, Youichirou Kondou, Masaaki Suzuki, Tsuyoshi Tanabe, Takashi Nakano
  • Publication number: 20190140261
    Abstract: A non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery includes: a negative electrode active material represented by the Formula (1)=? (Si material)+? (carbon material), wherein the Si material is one or more kinds selected from the group consisting of SiOx that is a mixture of amorphous SiO2 particles and Si particles and a Si-containing alloy; ? and ? represent % by mass of each component in the layer; and 80??+??98, 0.1???40, and 58???97.9 are satisfied, and a difference between the maximum value and the minimum value of an area proportion (%) of a binder in an area of the field of view of each image of cross-sections of the layer in a case where a plurality of arbitrary places is selected in a plane of the negative electrode active material layer is within 10%.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2016
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Applicant: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kensuke Yamamoto, Wataru Ogihara, Gentaro Kano, Hideaki Tanaka, Youichirou Kondou, Masaaki Suzuki, Tsuyoshi Tanabe, Takashi Nakano
  • Patent number: 10173217
    Abstract: Disclosed is a sample processing method for processing a target component in a sample by use of a sample processing chip having a storage portion and a droplet forming flow path, the sample processing method including: storing, in the storage portion, a mixture of the target component and a predetermined amount of a diluent for causing the target component to be encapsulated by one molecule or by one particle into a droplet; heating the mixture in the storage portion to cause thermal convection in the storage portion thereby to mix the target component and the diluent together; and in the droplet forming flow path, forming droplets in a dispersion medium, each droplet containing the diluted target component and a reagent that reacts with the target component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: SYSMEX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Koya Yamawaki, Ayato Tagawa, Tsuyoshi Nakano
  • Publication number: 20180361600
    Abstract: A rotary electric shaver includes an outer cutter which has an upper surface with annular shaving faces, in which many hair-entry apertures are formed, and an inner cutter having small blades, which rotate in sliding contact with the lower surface of the outer cutter from below the shaving faces. The outer cutter (10) has a plurality of concentric annular shaving faces (16, 18), which are integrally formed therewith. The density of the hair-entry apertures (65) is varied in the circumferential direction of the plurality of annular shaving faces (16, 18). The rotary electric shaver increases the shaving area of the outer cutter to improve shaving efficiency and also restrains excessively close shaving thereby to protect skin even when the contact pressure of an area near the center of the outer cutter against skin increases.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2018
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Applicant: IZUMI PRODUCTS COMPANY
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi NAKANO, Yoshiyuki MIMURA
  • Publication number: 20180221878
    Abstract: This specimen treatment chip includes: a first fluid module having a first flow channel for performing a first treatment step on an object component in a specimen; a second fluid module having a second flow channel for performing a second treatment step on the object component subjected to the first treatment step; a substrate; and a connection flow channel for connecting the first fluid module and the second fluid module disposed on the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2018
    Publication date: August 9, 2018
    Inventors: Ayato TAGAWA, Tsuyoshi NAKANO, Yasuko KAWAMOTO, Koya YAMAWAKI, Hiroaki TOBIMATSU
  • Publication number: 20180221881
    Abstract: The present specimen treatment chip includes: a first flow channel for forming a droplet containing a mixed liquid of a nucleic acid, a reagent for an amplification reaction of the nucleic acid, and a carrier to which a primer for binding to the nucleic acid is added, in a dispersion medium; a second flow channel for amplifying the nucleic acid in the droplet; and a third flow channel for mixing the droplet containing the carrier with the primer having bound to an amplification product of the nucleic acid, and a reagent for breaking down the droplet, to break down the droplet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2018
    Publication date: August 9, 2018
    Inventors: Ayato TAGAWA, Tsuyoshi NAKANO, Yasuko KAWAMOTO, Koya YAMAWAKI, Hiroaki TOBIMATSU
  • Publication number: 20180149566
    Abstract: Disclosed is a specimen treatment apparatus that treats a specimen by using a specimen treatment chip including a flow channel and a connecting port communicating with the flow channel, the specimen treatment apparatus including: a placement part in which the specimen treatment chip is placed; a connector provided to be engaged with the connecting port to allow a sample containing a specimen to be injected into the flow channel through the connector; and a heating unit that is pressed on the specimen treatment chip and heats the specimen treatment chip while the connector is connected to the connecting port of the specimen treatment chip placed in the placement part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Publication date: May 31, 2018
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi NAKANO, Koya YAMAWAKI, Ayato TAGAWA
  • Patent number: 9931010
    Abstract: In an autonomously traveling floor washer, a position estimating unit estimates position data. When a manual operation teaching mode is being executed, a taught data obtaining unit obtains taught position data and a taught cleaning condition at a taught data obtaining time. A cleaning schedule generation unit generates a cleaning schedule. When an autonomous cleaning mode is executed, a cleaning reproduction unit calculates and outputs a reproduced travel control command and a reproduced cleaning condition in an elapsed time based on the cleaning schedule. An elapsed time determining unit determines the taught data obtaining time and the elapsed time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: MURATA MACHINERY, LTD.
    Inventors: Shoji Tanaka, Tsuyoshi Nakano, Yoshinori Itou
  • Publication number: 20170344025
    Abstract: A self-position estimating apparatus includes a storage, a local map generator, a self-position estimator, and an adjuster. The storage stores an environmental map representing a position of an obstacle present in a mobile environment. The local map generator generates a local map representing a relative position of an obstacle present around the mobile body, with respect to the mobile body. The self-position estimator estimates, among a plurality of disposing positions on a local map disposing region set in the environmental map, one of the disposing positions where most exact matching is obtained between the local map and the environmental map, as a first self-position. The self-position estimator estimates a rotation angle of the local map at the disposing position as a first posture. The adjuster adjusts a size of the local map disposing region according to a predetermined condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2017
    Publication date: November 30, 2017
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi NAKANO, Toshiki HARADA
  • Publication number: 20170259266
    Abstract: Disclosed is a sample processing method for processing a target component in a sample by use of a sample processing chip having a storage portion and a droplet forming flow path, the sample processing method including: storing, in the storage portion, a mixture of the target component and a predetermined amount of a diluent for causing the target component to be encapsulated by one molecule or by one particle into a droplet; heating the mixture in the storage portion to cause thermal convection in the storage portion thereby to mix the target component and the diluent together; and in the droplet forming flow path, forming droplets in a dispersion medium, each droplet containing the diluted target component and a reagent that reacts with the target component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2017
    Publication date: September 14, 2017
    Inventors: Koya YAMAWAKI, Ayato TAGAWA, Tsuyoshi NAKANO
  • Patent number: 9761686
    Abstract: Techniques are provided that can impart sufficient electrical conductivity to a semiconductor crystal exhibiting low doping efficiency for silicon atoms, such as InGaAs, by implanting only a small amount of silicon atoms. Such a semiconductor wafer may include a first semiconductor crystal layer, a second semiconductor crystal layer exhibiting a conductivity type that is different from the first layer, a third semiconductor crystal layer exhibiting the conductivity type of the first layer and having a larger band gap than the second semiconductor crystal layer, and a fourth semiconductor crystal layer exhibiting the conductivity type of the first layer and having a smaller band gap than the third semiconductor crystal layer. The fourth semiconductor crystal layer contains a first element that generates a first carrier of a corresponding conductivity type and a second element that generates a second carrier of a corresponding conductivity type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: SUMITOMO CHEMICAL COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Sadanori Yamanaka, Naohiro Nishikawa, Tsuyoshi Nakano
  • Patent number: 9740209
    Abstract: An autonomous moving body executes a mode in which an autonomous moving body: outputs a motor control amount from travel commands input by an operator; estimates the position of the autonomous moving body on an environment map, obtains position information of obstacles near the autonomous moving body, associates position information of the obstacles with times that the position information of the obstacles were obtained, stores the same in the storage unit as environment map restoration data, generates a travel schedule, and stores the same in the storage unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: MURATA MACHINERY, LTD.
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi Nakano, Shoji Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20170211138
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method of quality control of nucleic acid amplification using quality control oligonucleotide. The method comprises a nucleic acid detection step and a determination step. The nucleic acid detection step comprises the steps of: preparing a nucleic acid sample containing a target nucleic acid and a quality control polynucleotide; preparing a compartment containing one molecule of the target nucleic acid and a compartment containing one molecule of the quality control polynucleotide; and carrying out nucleic acid amplification of the target nucleic acid and the quality control polynucleotide, in the compartments, and carrying out signal detection using a detection probe to detect a signal originated from the detection probe. In the determination step, it is determined as to whether or not the nucleic acid detection step is proper on the basis of the result obtained in the signal detection step.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2017
    Publication date: July 27, 2017
    Applicant: SYSMEX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi NAKANO, Yuichiro YOSHIDA
  • Patent number: 9559196
    Abstract: A semiconductor wafer includes a base wafer, a first semiconductor portion that is formed on the base wafer and includes a first channel layer containing a majority carrier of a first conductivity type, a separation layer that is formed over the first semiconductor portion and contains an impurity to create an impurity level deeper than the impurity level of the first semiconductor portion, and a second semiconductor portion that is formed over the separation layer and includes a second channel layer containing a majority carrier of a second conductivity type opposite to the first conductivity type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: SUMITOMO CHEMICAL COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Naohiro Nishikawa, Tsuyoshi Nakano, Takayuki Inoue
  • Publication number: 20160372569
    Abstract: Techniques are provided that can impart sufficient electrical conductivity to a semiconductor crystal exhibiting low doping efficiency for silicon atoms, such as InGaAs, by implanting only a small amount of silicon atoms. Such a semiconductor wafer may include a first semiconductor crystal layer, a second semiconductor crystal layer exhibiting a conductivity type that is different from the first layer, a third semiconductor crystal layer exhibiting the conductivity type of the first layer and having a larger band gap than the second semiconductor crystal layer, and a fourth semiconductor crystal layer exhibiting the conductivity type of the first layer and having a smaller band gap than the third semiconductor crystal layer. The fourth semiconductor crystal layer contains a first element that generates a first carrier of a corresponding conductivity type and a second element that generates a second carrier of a corresponding conductivity type.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2016
    Publication date: December 22, 2016
    Applicant: SUMITOMO CHEMICAL COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Sadanori YAMANAKA, Naohiro NISHIKAWA, Tsuyoshi NAKANO
  • Publication number: 20160287044
    Abstract: In an autonomously traveling floor washer, a position estimating unit estimates position data. When a manual operation teaching mode is being executed, a taught data obtaining unit obtains taught position data and a taught cleaning condition at a taught data obtaining time. A cleaning schedule generation unit generates a cleaning schedule. When an autonomous cleaning mode is executed, a cleaning reproduction unit calculates and outputs a reproduced travel control command and a reproduced cleaning condition in an elapsed time based on the cleaning schedule. An elapsed time determining unit determines the taught data obtaining time and the elapsed time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2014
    Publication date: October 6, 2016
    Inventors: Shoji TANAKA, Tsuyoshi NAKANO, Yoshinori ITOU