Patents by Inventor Yasufumi Takahashi

Yasufumi Takahashi 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).

  • Publication number: 20220231275
    Abstract: An alkaline dry battery includes a positive electrode, a negative electrode, a separator disposed between the positive electrode and the negative electrode, and an alkaline electrolytic solution contained in the positive electrode, the negative electrode and the separator. The negative electrode includes a negative electrode active material including zinc, and an additive. The additive includes at least one selected from the group consisting of maleic acid, maleic anhydride and maleate salts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2022
    Publication date: July 21, 2022
    Applicant: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasuyuki Kusumoto, Yasufumi Takahashi, Atsushi Fukui
  • Publication number: 20220149375
    Abstract: An alkaline dry battery including: a positive electrode; a negative electrode; a separator disposed between the positive electrode and the negative electrode; and an alkaline electrolyte retained in the positive electrode, the negative electrode, and the separator. The negative electrode includes a negative electrode active material containing zinc, and an additive. The additive includes a sulfur-containing cyclic compound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2019
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicant: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasufumi Takahashi, Takayuki Nakatsutsumi, Atsushi Fukui
  • Patent number: 11322737
    Abstract: An alkaline dry battery includes a positive electrode, a negative electrode, a separator disposed between the positive electrode and the negative electrode, and an alkaline electrolytic solution contained in the positive electrode, the negative electrode and the separator. The negative electrode includes a negative electrode active material including zinc, and an additive. The additive includes at least one selected from the group consisting of maleic acid, maleic anhydride and maleate salts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yasuyuki Kusumoto, Yasufumi Takahashi, Atsushi Fukui
  • Publication number: 20220123336
    Abstract: An electric power supply system includes: a hydrogen production device producing hydrogen using electric power supplied from a natural-energy power generator; a hydrogen storage device storing the produced hydrogen; a fuel cell system generating electricity using the stored hydrogen to supply the generated electric power to a load; an electric power accumulator accumulating electric power supplied from the natural-energy power generator, to supply the accumulated power to the load; and a control device controls supply of electric power from the fuel cell system and the electric power accumulator to the load. The control device executes a first control for supplying electric power to the load from each of the electric power accumulator and the fuel cell system in a time zone in which demanded power of the load is smaller than electric power dischargeable from the electric power accumulator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2020
    Publication date: April 21, 2022
    Inventors: Tomoki ITO, Yasufumi TAKAHASHI, Atsushi SHIMIZU
  • Publication number: 20220115676
    Abstract: An alkaline dry battery, including: a positive electrode, a negative electrode, a separator disposed between the positive electrode and the negative electrode, and an alkaline electrolyte. The positive electrode includes a manganese dioxide, the negative electrode includes zinc and/or a zinc alloy, and the alkaline electrolyte includes at least one sulfonyl group-containing anion selected from the group consisting of a bis(perfluoroalkylsulfonyl)imide anion, a bis(fluorosulfonyl)imide anion, and a fluorosulfonate anion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2019
    Publication date: April 14, 2022
    Applicant: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takayuki Nakatsutsumi, Yasuyuki Kusumoto, Yasufumi Takahashi, Atsushi Fukui
  • Patent number: 11275327
    Abstract: A toner container includes a container body, an opening, a cover, a toner discharge port, a shutter, a cylindrical structure, protrusions, and an identifier. The shutter is attached to the cover and includes a main shutter covering the toner discharge port. The main shutter moves between a closed position to close the toner discharge port and an open position to open the toner discharge port. The protrusions are on both sides of the cover and protrude in a direction orthogonal to a toner container mounting direction. The identifier is on the cover to indicate a toner color. The cylindrical structure's leading end is downstream of leading ends of the protrusions in the mounting direction. The main shutter's leading end is downstream of the protrusions' leading ends in the mounting direction when the main shutter is in the closed position. The protrusions are downstream of the identifier in the mounting direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Yasufumi Takahashi, Kunihiro Ohyama, Masayuki Yamane, Takeshi Uchitani, Tadashi Hayakawa, Takuji Takahashi, Shouji Okabe, Akira Shinshi, Yuichiro Ueda, Masaki Takahashi, Yuuki Satoh
  • Patent number: 11189844
    Abstract: An alkaline dry cell includes a positive electrode; a negative electrode; a separator disposed between the positive electrode and the negative electrode; and an electrolytic solution contained in the positive electrode, the negative electrode, and the separator, wherein the electrolytic solution contains an alkaline aqueous solution. The negative electrode contains an additive and a negative electrode active material containing zinc; and the additive contains at least one selected from the group consisting of benzoic acid, phthalic acid, isophthalic acid, and salts of the foregoing. The amount of the negative electrode active material contained in the negative electrode is from 176 to 221 parts by mass relative to 100 parts by mass of water contained in the electrolytic solution. The amount of the additive contained in the negative electrode is from 0.1 to 1.0 part by mass relative to 100 parts by mass of the negative electrode active material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yasufumi Takahashi, Atsushi Fukui
  • Patent number: 11188007
    Abstract: A toner container includes a container body, an opening, a cover, a toner discharge port, a shutter, a cylindrical structure, protrusions, and an identifier. The shutter is attached to the cover and includes a main shutter covering the toner discharge port. The main shutter moves between a closed position to close the toner discharge port and an open position to open the toner discharge port. The protrusions are on both sides of the cover and protrude in a direction orthogonal to a toner container mounting direction. The identifier is on the cover to indicate a toner color. The cylindrical structure's leading end is downstream of leading ends of the protrusions in the mounting direction. The main shutter's leading end is downstream of the protrusions' leading ends in the mounting direction when the main shutter is in the closed position. The protrusions are downstream of the identifier in the mounting direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Yasufumi Takahashi, Kunihiro Ohyama, Masayuki Yamane, Takeshi Uchitani, Tadashi Hayakawa, Takuji Takahashi, Shouji Okabe, Akira Shinshi, Yuichiro Ueda, Masaki Takahashi, Yuuki Satoh
  • Publication number: 20210356884
    Abstract: A toner container includes a container body, an opening, a cover, a toner discharge port, a shutter, a cylindrical structure, protrusions, and an identifier. The shutter is attached to the cover and includes a main shutter covering the toner discharge port. The main shutter moves between a closed position to close the toner discharge port and an open position to open the toner discharge port. The protrusions are on both sides of the cover and protrude in a direction orthogonal to a toner container mounting direction. The identifier is on the cover to indicate a toner color. The cylindrical structure's leading end is downstream of leading ends of the protrusions in the mounting direction. The main shutter's leading end is downstream of the protrusions' leading ends in the mounting direction when the main shutter is in the closed position. The protrusions are downstream of the identifier in the mounting direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2021
    Publication date: November 18, 2021
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasufumi TAKAHASHI, Kunihiro OHYAMA, Masayuki YAMANE, Takeshi UCHITANI, Tadashi HAYAKAWA, Takuji TAKAHASHI, Shouji OKABE, Akira SHINSHI, Yuichiro UEDA, Masaki TAKAHASHI, Yuuki SATOH
  • Patent number: 11152788
    Abstract: A power system includes: a storage battery; a water electrolyzer; a fuel cell that generates electricity using hydrogen supplied from a hydrogen reservoir that stores hydrogen generated by the water electrolyzer; a detector that detects whether there is a person in a building; and a controller that performs at least one of first control and second control. The first control determines a priority between the storage battery and the water electrolyzer, to which electric power is supplied from a power generation device using renewable energy, based on information detected by the detector. The second control determines a priority between the storage battery and the fuel cell, from which electric power is supplied to a power load provided in the building, based on the information detected by the detector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yasufumi Takahashi, Tomoki Ito, Atsushi Shimizu
  • Publication number: 20210284233
    Abstract: An autonomous traveling device to tow a cart including a caster, which swivels around an axis perpendicular to a rotation axis of a wheel, includes a drive wheel, and circuitry configured to detect a position of the autonomous traveling device, drive the drive wheel to move the autonomous traveling device, drive the drive wheel to move the autonomous traveling device backward, and drive the drive wheel to turn the autonomous traveling device. In response to a detection that the autonomous traveling device towing the cart is at a turning position, the circuitry drives the drive wheel so that the autonomous traveling device turn by a predetermined angle while moving forward or backward. Based on a determination that the autonomous traveling device towing the cart is at a moving-back position, the circuitry drives the drive wheel to move the autonomous traveling device backward to a target position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2020
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Applicant: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi KATAYAMA, Toshihiro OKAMOTO, Yasufumi TAKAHASHI
  • Publication number: 20210088933
    Abstract: A toner container includes a container body, an opening, a cover, a toner discharge port, a shutter, a cylindrical structure, protrusions, and an identifier. The shutter is attached to the cover and includes a main shutter covering the toner discharge port. The main shutter moves between a closed position to close the toner discharge port and an open position to open the toner discharge port. The protrusions are on both sides of the cover and protrude in a direction orthogonal to a toner container mounting direction. The identifier is on the cover to indicate a toner color. The cylindrical structure's leading end is downstream of leading ends of the protrusions in the mounting direction. The main shutter's leading end is downstream of the protrusions' leading ends in the mounting direction when the main shutter is in the closed position. The protrusions are downstream of the identifier in the mounting direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2020
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasufumi TAKAHASHI, Kunihiro OHYAMA, Masayuki YAMANE, Takeshi UCHITANI, Tadashi HAYAKAWA, Takuji TAKAHASHI, Shouji OKABE, Akira SHINSHI, Yuichiro UEDA, Masaki TAKAHASHI, Yuuki SATOH
  • Publication number: 20210013525
    Abstract: An alkaline dry battery includes a battery case, a hollow cylindrical positive electrode accommodated in the battery case, a negative electrode disposed in the hollow portion of the positive electrode, a separator disposed between the positive electrode and the negative electrode, and an electrolytic solution contained in the positive electrode, the negative electrode and the separator. The alkaline dry battery further includes a layer principally including a compound containing a polyoxyethylene group between the positive electrode and the inner surface of the battery case.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2018
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Applicant: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasufumi Takahashi, Yasuyuki Kusumoto, Atsushi Fukui
  • Publication number: 20210005886
    Abstract: An alkaline dry battery includes a positive electrode, a negative electrode, a separator disposed between the positive electrode and the negative electrode, and an alkaline electrolytic solution contained in the positive electrode, the negative electrode and the separator. The negative electrode includes a negative electrode active material including zinc, and an additive. The additive includes at least one selected from the group consisting of maleic acid, maleic anhydride and maleate salts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2018
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Applicant: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasuyuki Kusumoto, Yasufumi Takahashi, Atsushi Fukui
  • Patent number: 10847786
    Abstract: An alkaline dry battery includes a positive electrode, a gel negative electrode, a separator disposed between the positive electrode and the negative electrode, and an alkaline electrolyte solution contained in the positive electrode, the negative electrode, and the separator. The negative electrode contains a negative electrode active material containing zinc and particulate terephthalic acid. The terephthalic acid contained in the negative electrode has an average particle diameter of 25 to 210 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yasufumi Takahashi, Satoshi Fujiyoshi
  • Publication number: 20200348615
    Abstract: A toner container includes a container body, an opening, a cover, a toner discharge port, a shutter, a cylindrical structure, protrusions, and an identifier. The shutter is attached to the cover and includes a main shutter covering the toner discharge port. The main shutter moves between a closed position to close the toner discharge port and an open position to open the toner discharge port. The protrusions are on both sides of the cover and protrude in a direction orthogonal to a toner container mounting direction. The identifier is on the cover to indicate a toner color. The cylindrical structure's leading end is downstream of leading ends of the protrusions in the mounting direction. The main shutter's leading end is downstream of the protrusions' leading ends in the mounting direction when the main shutter is in the closed position. The protrusions are downstream of the identifier in the mounting direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2020
    Publication date: November 5, 2020
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasufumi TAKAHASHI, Kunihiro OHYAMA, Masayuki YAMANE, Takeshi UCHITANI, Tadashi HAYAKAWA, Takuji TAKAHASHI, Shouji OKABE, Akira SHINSHI, Yuichiro UEDA, Masaki TAKAHASHI, Yuuki SATOH
  • Patent number: 10784691
    Abstract: A power supply system includes: a hydrogen generation device that uses electric power to generate hydrogen; a hydrogen storage device that stores hydrogen generated by the hydrogen generation device; a fuel cell system that uses hydrogen stored in the hydrogen storage device to generate electric power; a power storage device; and a control device executing at least one of first control and second control based on an electricity expense, the first control controlling a first ratio between electric power to be supplied from a natural energy power generation device to the hydrogen generation device and electric power to be supplied from the natural energy power generation device to the power storage device, the second control controlling a second ratio between electric power to be supplied from the power storage device to a load and electric power to be supplied from the fuel cell system to the load.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tomoki Ito, Yasufumi Takahashi, Atsushi Shimizu
  • Patent number: 10754275
    Abstract: A toner container includes a container body, an opening, a cover, a toner discharge port, a shutter, a cylindrical structure, protrusions, and an identifier. The shutter is attached to the cover and includes a main shutter covering the toner discharge port. The main shutter moves between a closed position to close the toner discharge port and an open position to open the toner discharge port. The protrusions are on both sides of the cover and protrude in a direction orthogonal to a toner container mounting direction. The identifier is on the cover to indicate a toner color. The cylindrical structure's leading end is downstream of leading ends of the protrusions in the mounting direction. The main shutter's leading end is downstream of the protrusions' leading ends in the mounting direction when the main shutter is in the closed position. The protrusions are downstream of the identifier in the mounting direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Yasufumi Takahashi, Kunihiro Ohyama, Masayuki Yamane, Takeshi Uchitani, Tadashi Hayakawa, Takuji Takahashi, Shouji Okabe, Akira Shinshi, Yuichiro Ueda, Masaki Takahashi, Yuuki Satoh
  • Patent number: 10725398
    Abstract: A toner container includes a container body, an opening, a cover, a toner discharge port, a shutter, a cylindrical structure, protrusions, and an identifier. The shutter is attached to the cover and includes a main shutter covering the toner discharge port. The main shutter moves between a closed position to close the toner discharge port and an open position to open the toner discharge port. The protrusions are on both sides of the cover and protrude in a direction orthogonal to a toner container mounting direction. The identifier is on the cover to indicate a toner color. The cylindrical structure's leading end is downstream of leading ends of the protrusions in the mounting direction. The main shutter's leading end is downstream of the protrusions' leading ends in the mounting direction when the main shutter is in the closed position. The protrusions are downstream of the identifier in the mounting direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Yasufumi Takahashi, Kunihiro Ohyama, Masayuki Yamane, Takeshi Uchitani, Tadashi Hayakawa, Takuji Takahashi, Shouji Okabe, Akira Shinshi, Yuichiro Ueda, Masaki Takahashi, Yuuki Satoh
  • Publication number: 20200171265
    Abstract: A hydrogen supply apparatus includes: an air path having an inlet and an outlet; a fan that is disposed in the air path and produces a flow of air from the inlet to the outlet; a first pipe having an end that forms a first supply port through which to supply hydrogen gas to the air path; a flow control device that is attached to the first pipe and adjusts a flow rate of the hydrogen gas; and a hydrogen gas sensor, disposed downstream of the fan or the end in a direction of flow of the air that detects a concentration of the hydrogen gas in the air path, where the end is disposed between the fan and the outlet or between the fan and the inlet in the air path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2020
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Inventors: YASUFUMI TAKAHASHI, KAZUHITO HATO, KUNIHIRO UKAI