Patents by Inventor Yasutaka Tsutsui

Yasutaka Tsutsui 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: 20200259203
    Abstract: A battery includes a first insulator, a first electrode layer, and a first counter-electrode layer. The first counter-electrode layer is a counter electrode for the first electrode layer. The first insulator includes a first electrolyte portion, a second electrolyte portion, and a first bent portion. The first bent portion is positioned between the first electrolyte portion and the second electrolyte portion. The first electrode layer is disposed in contact with the first electrolyte portion. The first counter-electrode layer is disposed in contact with the second electrolyte portion. The first insulator is bent at the first bent portion, and thereby the first electrode layer and the first counter-electrode layer are positioned facing each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2020
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Applicant: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Akira KAWASE, Kazuyoshi HONDA, Yasutaka TSUTSUI
  • Patent number: 10680273
    Abstract: A battery includes a first insulator, a first electrode layer, and a first counter-electrode layer. The first counter-electrode layer is a counter electrode for the first electrode layer. The first insulator includes a first electrolyte portion, a second electrolyte portion, and a first bent portion. The first bent portion is positioned between the first electrolyte portion and the second electrolyte portion. The first electrode layer is disposed in contact with the first electrolyte portion. The first counter-electrode layer is disposed in contact with the second electrolyte portion. The first insulator is bent at the first bent portion, and thereby the first electrode layer and the first counter-electrode layer are positioned facing each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Akira Kawase, Kazuyoshi Honda, Yasutaka Tsutsui
  • Publication number: 20200119363
    Abstract: A battery includes a unit cell, which includes an electrode layer and a counter electrode layer facing the electrode layer, an electrode current collector in contact with the electrode layer, a counter electrode current collector in contact with the counter electrode layer, and a seal between the electrode current collector and the counter electrode current collector. The unit cell is disposed between the electrode current collector and the counter electrode current collector. At least one selected from the group consisting of the electrode current collector and the counter electrode current collector has at least one recess facing the seal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2019
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Inventors: KAZUYOSHI HONDA, AKIRA KAWASE, KOUJI NISHIDA, AKIO KANEYAMA, YASUTAKA TSUTSUI
  • Publication number: 20200014009
    Abstract: A battery module includes a first liquid battery module and a first solid battery module. The first solid-state battery module has a larger volume than a volume of the first liquid battery module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2019
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Inventor: YASUTAKA TSUTSUI
  • Publication number: 20190363364
    Abstract: A battery includes: a unit cell including an electrode layer, a counter electrode layer, and a solid electrolyte layer; an electrode current collector; an electrode current collector; a counter electrode current collector; and a seal disposed between the electrode current collector and the counter electrode current collector. The thickness of a first stack portion is larger than the thickness of a second stack portion. The first stack portion includes: a first sealing portion that is at least part of the seal; a part of the electrode current collector that overlaps the first sealing portion; and a part of the counter electrode current collector that overlaps the first sealing portion. The second stack portion includes: the unit cell; a part of the electrode current collector that overlaps the unit cell; and a part of the counter electrode current collector that overlaps the unit cell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2019
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Inventors: KAZUYOSHI HONDA, AKIRA KAWASE, YASUTAKA TSUTSUI
  • Publication number: 20190363317
    Abstract: A battery includes: a unit cell including an electrode layer, a counter electrode layer facing the electrode layer, and a solid electrolyte layer disposed between the electrode layer and the counter electrode layer; an electrode current collector in contact with the electrode layer; a counter electrode current collector in contact with the counter electrode layer; and a seal disposed between the electrode current collector and the counter electrode current collector. The unit cell is disposed between the electrode current collector and the counter electrode current collector. The seal includes at least one protrusion protruding toward the solid electrolyte layer, and at least part of the at least one protrusion is in contact with the solid electrolyte layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2019
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Inventors: KAZUYOSHI HONDA, AKIRA KAWASE, YASUTAKA TSUTSUI
  • Publication number: 20190097208
    Abstract: A battery includes an electricity-generating element that includes an electrode layer and a counter-electrode layer, an electrode current collector that is disposed in contact with the electrode layer, a counter-electrode current collector that is disposed in contact with the counter-electrode layer, and a first sealing section that includes a first portion and a second portion. In the battery, the first portion is positioned within an opposing region where the electrode current collector and the counter-electrode current collector oppose each other and is in contact with the electrode current collector and the counter-electrode current collector. In addition, the second portion is positioned outside the opposing region, and the second portion is positioned outside both an edge of the electrode current collector and an edge of the counter-electrode current collector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2018
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Inventors: AKIRA KAWASE, YASUTAKA TSUTSUI
  • Publication number: 20190036089
    Abstract: A battery includes an electrode layer, a counter electrode layer, and a solid electrolyte layer between the electrode layer and the counter electrode layer. The solid electrolyte layer has a first region containing a first solid electrolyte material and a second region containing a second solid electrolyte material. The first region is within a region where the electrode layer and the counter electrode layer face each other. With respect to the first region, the second region is positioned on an outer peripheral side of the region where the electrode layer and the counter electrode layer face each other, and is in contact with the first region. A second density, which is the density of the second solid electrolyte material in the second region, is higher than a first density, which is the density of the first solid electrolyte material in the first region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2018
    Publication date: January 31, 2019
    Inventors: EIICHI KOGA, KAZUHIRO MORIOKA, YASUTAKA TSUTSUI
  • Publication number: 20190020054
    Abstract: A battery includes a first insulator, a first electrode layer, and a first counter-electrode layer. The first counter-electrode layer is a counter electrode for the first electrode layer. The first insulator includes a first electrolyte portion, a second electrolyte portion, and a first bent portion. The first bent portion is positioned between the first electrolyte portion and the second electrolyte portion. The first electrode layer is disposed in contact with the first electrolyte portion. The first counter-electrode layer is disposed in contact with the second electrolyte portion. The first insulator is bent at the first bent portion, and thereby the first electrode layer and the first counter-electrode layer are positioned facing each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2018
    Publication date: January 17, 2019
    Inventors: AKIRA KAWASE, KAZUYOSHI HONDA, YASUTAKA TSUTSUI
  • Publication number: 20180366700
    Abstract: A battery module includes a first liquid battery and a first solid battery. The first liquid battery is a unit cell. The first solid battery is a unit cell that has a larger volume than a volume of the first liquid battery.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2018
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Inventors: YASUTAKA TSUTSUI, YUTA SUGIMOTO
  • Patent number: 9799850
    Abstract: An organic electroluminescence (EL) device whose organic EL layer is less likely exposed to moisture. The organic EL device includes an organic EL layer; and a hygroscopic layer disposed with respect to at least one main surface of the organic EL layer. The hygroscopic layer includes: a hygroscopic film containing a base material and a hygroscopic agent mixed in the base material; and a pair of covering films each covering a different one of surfaces of the hygroscopic film in a thickness direction of the hygroscopic film. A region of the hygroscopic film that is in contact with one covering film whose distance from the organic EL layer is smaller than a distance of the other covering film from the organic EL layer contains the hygroscopic agent at a content rate lower than an average content rate of the hygroscopic agent in the hygroscopic film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: PANASONIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoichi Shintani, Tatsuhiro Tomiyama, Yasutaka Tsutsui
  • Patent number: 9780334
    Abstract: An organic EL device includes: an organic EL layer; and a hygroscopic layer that is disposed above and/or below the organic EL layer, and has a hygroscopic film, a first covering film, and a second covering film, the first covering film covering one of main surfaces of the hygroscopic film, the second covering film covering the other main surface of the hygroscopic film, wherein a relational expression A/B?0.2 is satisfied, where A denotes hygroscopicity indicating mass of moisture, expressed in g/m2, that is absorbable by the hygroscopic film per unit of area, and B denotes the number of defects per unit of area, expressed in pieces/mm2, that is calculated based on the number of defects in each of the first covering film and the second covering film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: PANASONIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoichi Shintani, Tatsuhiro Tomiyama, Yasutaka Tsutsui
  • Publication number: 20160372708
    Abstract: An organic electroluminescence (EL) device whose organic EL layer is less likely exposed to moisture. The organic EL device includes an organic EL layer; and a hygroscopic layer disposed with respect to at least one main surface of the organic EL layer. The hygroscopic layer includes: a hygroscopic film containing a base material and a hygroscopic agent mixed in the base material; and a pair of covering films each covering a different one of surfaces of the hygroscopic film in a thickness direction of the hygroscopic film. A region of the hygroscopic film that is in contact with one covering film whose distance from the organic EL layer is smaller than a distance of the other covering film from the organic EL layer contains the hygroscopic agent at a content rate lower than an average content rate of the hygroscopic agent in the hygroscopic film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2014
    Publication date: December 22, 2016
    Inventors: Yoichi SHINTANI, Tatsuhiro TOMIYAMA, Yasutaka TSUTSUI
  • Publication number: 20160359139
    Abstract: A moisture sorption film including: a film of base material; zeolite grains dispersed in the film of base material, having an average diameter of 100 nm or smaller, and having a maximum moisture sorption ratio of 10 wt % or greater. The moisture sorption film has a thickness of 500 nm or greater and contains the zeolite grains at an amount of 0.13 g/cm3 or greater.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2015
    Publication date: December 8, 2016
    Inventors: Yoichi SHINTANI, Tatsuhiro TOMIYAMA, Yasutaka TSUTSUI, Akira KAWASE, Iwao UENO
  • Publication number: 20160351853
    Abstract: An organic EL device includes: an organic EL layer; and a hygroscopic layer that is disposed above and/or below the organic EL layer, and has a hygroscopic film, a first covering film, and a second covering film, the first covering film covering one of main surfaces of the hygroscopic film, the second covering film covering the other main surface of the hygroscopic film, wherein a relational expression A/B?0.2 is satisfied, where A denotes hygroscopicity indicating mass of moisture, expressed in g/m2, that is absorbable by the hygroscopic film per unit of area, and B denotes the number of defects per unit of area, expressed in pieces/mm2, that is calculated based on the number of defects in each of the first covering film and the second covering film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2014
    Publication date: December 1, 2016
    Applicant: PANASONIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoichi SHINTANI, Tatsuhiro TOMIYAMA, Yasutaka TSUTSUI
  • Publication number: 20160291437
    Abstract: There is provided a display device having an electrochromic element placed in the display device. The electrochromic element has: a light transmittance of 70% or more and a light reflectance of 20% or less at a central wavelength of a visible spectrum when in a transparent state; and a light reflectance of 65% or more at the central wavelength of the visible spectrum when in a mirror state. By this, the display device is not only highly effective in terms of light-shielding, heat blocking, screening, etc., but is also switchable between a transmissive type and a reflective type.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2016
    Publication date: October 6, 2016
    Inventors: SHOTARO OGAWA, KOJI AOTO, AKIRA SHIOKAWA, MAKOTO MORITA, TAKASHI ISHIKAWA, TAKASHI SUZUKI, YASUTAKA TSUTSUI
  • Patent number: 9127148
    Abstract: Modified polystyrene-based resin particles comprising polyacrylic acid ester-based resin microparticles having an average particle diameter in the range of from 30 to 1,000 nm being dispersed in polystyrene-based resin particles, such that the polyacrylic acid ester-based resin microparticles are present (1) in the area ratio of from 0.1 to 15% in a surface area, which includes areas up to 20 ?m from the surface of each resin particle, and (2) present in the area ratio of from 11 to 50% in the inner area, which includes the area between the center of each resin particle and an point 30% of the radius from the center of each particle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: SEKISUI PLASTICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yasutaka Tsutsui, Shingo Terasaki
  • Patent number: 9127135
    Abstract: Expanded composite polystyrene-based resin particles having a plurality of cells and cell membranes separating the plurality of cells, said cell membranes including a polystyrene-based resin forming a continuous phase and polyacrylic acid alkyl ester-based resin fine particles dispersed in said continuous phase to form a dispersed phase, and said polystyrene-based resin being complexed with said polyacrylic acid alkyl ester-based resin fine particles, wherein said dispersed phase is present in the form of a plurality of layers in a cell membrane thickness direction in a cell membrane cross-section of said expanded composite polystyrene-based resin particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: SEKISUI PLASTICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yasutaka Tsutsui, Shingo Terasaki
  • Patent number: 8933137
    Abstract: Expandable composite resin particles for frozen storage comprising: composite resin particles of a polyolefin-based resin and a polystyrene-based resin; 7.5 to 11% by weight of volatile blowing agent contained in the composite resin particles and containing pentane; and 0.5 to 1.5% by weight of moisture attached to surfaces of the composite resin particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Sekisui Plastics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasutaka Tsutsui, Masahiko Ozawa
  • Patent number: 8901183
    Abstract: Expandable composite resin particles for long-term storage, comprising 500 to 5000 ppm of water and 7.5 to 11.0% by weight of pentane in composite resin of polyolefin-based resin and polystyrene-based resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Sekisui Plastics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasutaka Tsutsui, Masahiko Ozawa