Yosuke Sato 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 ion conductive material has a composition formula of Lia(OH)bFcCldBr1-d, where 1.8?a?2.3, b=a ?c?1, 0<c?0.30, 0<d<1, and includes an antiperovskite-type crystal phase. The lithium ion conductive material is manufactured, for example, by heating LiOH, LiF, LiC, and LiBr at a temperature not lower than 250° C. and not higher than 600° C. for 0.1 hours or more while stirring them at a molar ratio of 1:X:Y:Z (where 0.03?X?0.3, 0.2?Y<1.1, 0<Z<1) under an Ar gas atmosphere.
Abstract: A cartridge includes a rotatable developer carrying member rotatably supported by the frame and rotatable about an axis L1 and a coupling member rotatable about an axis L2, with the coupling member being configured to transmit a rotational force to the developer carrying member. The coupling member is movable between (a) a reference attitude in which the axis L2 of the coupling member is parallel to and offset from the axis L1 of the developer carrying member, (b) a first inclination attitude in which the coupling member is inclined in a direction toward the developer carrying member, and (c) a second inclination attitude in which the coupling member is inclined in a direction different from the direction that the coupling member is inclined in the first inclination attitude.
Abstract: A liquid ejection apparatus includes: a recording head that ejects liquid; a sub-tank that is connected to the recording head and temporarily stores the liquid to be supplied to the recording head; a liquid tank that communicates with the sub-tank and is able to be filled with the liquid; a first atmosphere opening unit that is provided in the liquid tank; and a second atmosphere opening unit that is provided in the sub-tank. The second atmosphere opening unit is closable when the liquid tank is filled with the liquid, and the first atmosphere opening unit and the second atmosphere opening unit are able to open the liquid tank and the sub-tank to the atmosphere, respectively, when the sub-tank is filled with the liquid filled in the liquid tank by a hydraulic head pressure.
Abstract: There is provided an all-solid-state lithium battery including: a positive-electrode plate composed of a lithium complex oxide sintered body having a layered rock-salt structure; a solid electrolyte layer composed of a lithium-ion-conductive antiperovskite material; a negative-electrode plate containing Ti and permitting intercalation and deintercalation of lithium ions at 0.4 (vs. Li/Li+) V or more; a positive-electrode current collecting layer provided on a face, remote from the solid electrolyte layer, of the positive-electrode plate; a negative-electrode current collecting layer provided on a face, remote from the solid electrolyte layer, of the negative-electrode plate; a positive-electrode covering metal membrane provided at an interface between the positive-electrode plate and the solid electrolyte layer; and a negative-electrode covering metal membrane provided at an interface between the negative-electrode plate and the solid electrolyte layer.
Abstract: Provided is a secondary battery including: a positive electrode plate composed of an inorganic material containing a positive electrode active material in an oxide form and having a thickness of 25 ?m or more; a negative electrode plate composed of an inorganic material containing a negative electrode active material in an oxide form and having a thickness of 25 ?m or more; and an inorganic solid electrolyte, the secondary battery being charged and discharged at a temperature of 100° C. or higher.
Abstract: Provided is an all-solid lithium battery including: a low-angle oriented positive electrode plate that is a lithium complex oxide sintered plate having a porosity of 10 to 50%; a negative electrode plate containing Ti and capable of intercalating and deintercalating lithium ions at 0.4 V or higher (vs. Li/Li+); and a solid electrolyte having a melting point lower than the melting point or pyrolytic temperature of the oriented positive electrode plate or the negative electrode plate, wherein at least 30% of pores in the oriented positive electrode plate is filled with the solid electrolyte in an observation of a cross-section perpendicular to a main face of the oriented positive electrode plate.
Abstract: A turn table transport carriage configured to carry a turn table removed from a polishing apparatus or turn table which is to be disposed to the polishing apparatus, turn table transport carriage including a turn table holding section configured to hold the turn table, support base which supports the turn table holding section from a lower side, elevating mechanism which moves up and down the turn table holding section, and inclination mechanism which inclines the turn table holding section holding the turn table, the turn table transport carriage being characterized by enabling carrying the turn table in a state where the turn table holding section holding the turn table is inclined by the inclination mechanism. Consequently, there is provided the turn table transport carriage which has a narrow width at the time of carrying the turn table and can reduce a width of a passage for carrying the turntable.
Abstract: A slot array antenna includes first and second conductors. The first conductor includes first type of slots that open in a first conductive surface, and second type of slots that open in a second conductive surface and are arranged side by side in a first direction. The opening of each first type of slot extends along a second direction that is inclined with respect to the first direction. Each second type of slot includes a lateral portion extending along a third direction that intersects the first direction, and a vertical portion being connected to an end of the lateral portion and extending along a fourth direction that intersects the third direction. Inside the first conductor, each second type of slot includes two or more sites of connection at which the second type of slot is connected to a first type of slot.
Abstract: The present invention provides a heat shock protein expression-inducing agent, more specifically, a heat shock protein expression-inducing agent comprising a compound represented by formula (I): wherein R is a lower alkyl, phenyl, or hydroxyphenyl, or a salt thereof.
April 3, 2020
August 6, 2020
AMINO UP CHEMICAL CO., LTD., OTSUKA PHARMACEUTICAL CO., LTD.
Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a mounting portion for mounting a process cartridge, the process cartridge including a first unit having an image bearing drum, and a second unit having a developing roller, the second unit being movable between a contact position in which the roller contacts the drum and a spaced position in which they are mutually spaced; an engageable member engageable with a force receiving portion provided on the second unit; wherein the engageable member is movable between a first position for maintaining the second unit in the spaced position by engaging with the force receiving portion, a second position for permitting movement of the second unit from the spaced position to the contact position; and a third position for permitting the process cartridge to be mounted, by being pressed by the process cartridge to retract, when the process cartridge is mounted to the mounting portion.
Abstract: An apparatus according to one embodiment includes a positive and a negative electrode terminals; modules each including an assembled battery and a CMU, the assembled battery including cells, the CMU to detect a voltage and a temperature of the assembled battery; a main circuit for electrical connection between terminals of the modules and the positive and negative electrode terminals; a BMU to receive information about the voltage and the temperature from the respective CMU; a supply circuit to convert DC power from the main circuit and supply the converted power to the BMU; a breaker for interrupting the main circuit; and a circuit to block a current flowing through the main circuit in a direction of charging the modules, in response to a stop of a control signal from the BMU.
Abstract: An antenna device includes an electrical conductor including an electrically conductive surface and a slot in the electrically conductive surface, a pair of electrically-conductive side walls on opposite sides of the slot and protruding from the electrically conductive surface and flanking each other along a first direction, and each side wall extending along a second direction intersecting the first direction, and a pair of electrically-conductive ridges each protruding from the electrically conductive surface and extending along the second direction and including an end surface, the respective end surfaces of the pair of ridges opposing each other via a gap overlapping a central portion of the slot as viewed from a third direction perpendicular to the electrically conductive surface. A waveguide continuous with an external space is defined in a space inside the slot and between the end surfaces of the pair of ridges.
Abstract: Provided is a technology which facilitates a search for an object such as a falling object. This object search system is provided with: a detection device which detects position information on a falling object; and a scope which is worn by a user and provided with a display unit that displays an augmented reality space in a real space. The detection device detects an object by using a radar device. A radar control device calculates the detected position information on the object and transmits the calculated position information to the scope through a wireless transmission device. The scope displays the position information, which pertains to the falling object and is acquired from the detection device, on an augmented reality space with a specific indication (an arrow or a wave shape, etc.).
Abstract: A plasma processing apparatus includes a processing vessel, a lower electrode, an annular member, an inner upper electrode, an outer upper electrode, a processing gas supply, a first high frequency power supply and a first DC power supply. The lower electrode is configured to place a processing target substrate. The annular member is disposed on an outer peripheral portion of the lower electrode. The inner upper electrode is disposed to face the lower electrode. The outer upper electrode is disposed at an outside of the inner upper electrode. The first high frequency power supply applies a first high frequency power. The first DC power supply applies a first variable DC voltage to the outer upper electrode. At least a part of a surface of the outer upper electrode exposed to the processing space is located higher than a surface of the inner upper electrode exposed to the processing space.
Abstract: A plasma processing, apparatus of an embodiment includes a chamber, an introducing part, a first power source, a holder, an electrode, and a second power source. The introducing part introduces gas into the chamber. The first power source outputs a first voltage for generating ions from the gas. The holder holds a substrate. The electrode is opposite to the ions across the substrate, and has a surface not parallel to the substrate. The second power source applies a second voltage to the electrode. The second voltage has a frequency lower than the frequency of the first voltage and Introduces die ions to the substrate.
Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes: a cartridge; a developer container, in which the cartridge allows the developer container to be movable between first and second positions; an apparatus main body including an opening through which the cartridge passes when the cartridge is attached and an opening and closing member movable between an open position to open the opening and a close position to close the opening; and a moving member moving to be at different positions between a case where the developer container is attached at the first position and a case where it is attached at the second position, and when the developer container is attached at the first position, the moving member is at a position of preventing movement from the open position to the close position, and when it is attached at the second position, the moving member is at a position of allowing the movement.
Abstract: A steering wheel includes a decorative component and a surface skin on a surface of the rim. The decorative component is formed into a band and a leading-end portion of the decorative component has a tapered form in which an inner edge curves towards an outer circumference of the rim and serves as a curving edge. The surface skin includes a curved-side section adjoining the curving edge and a non-curved-side section adjoining a non-curving edge of the leading-end portion. The curved-side section includes a main body that includes a curving portion which corresponds to the curving edge of the leading-end portion in shape, and an extended portion that extends beyond an apex of the leading-end portion and extends towards the non-curving edge of the leading-end portion of the decorative component. A region of the extended portion beyond the apex is joined to a leading edge of the non-curved-side section.
Abstract: A method of producing a waveguide-to-coaxial adapter array includes applying solder paste to inner surfaces of throughholes of an electrical conductor, inserting coaxial connectors respectively in the throughholes from a first surface of the conductor so that cores of the throughholes respectively become located at the inner surfaces of the throughholes, inserting one or more fixtures including a flat surface in the throughholes from a second surface of the conductor that is opposite to the first surface, so that the flat surface of the fixture(s) contacts the cores of the coaxial connectors and that the cores of the coaxial connectors are held against the inner surfaces of the throughholes, connecting the cores of the coaxial connectors respectively to the inner surfaces of the throughholes by melting the solder paste, and disengaging the fixture(s) from the throughholes.
Abstract: A fuel cell stack includes a cell stack body, a stack case containing the cell stack body, and an end plate fixed to an end of the stack case. At least two recesses are provided at the end of the stack case, each of the recesses holding one end of each of positioning pins which position the stack case and the end plate. At least two positioning holes, into which the positioning pins are inserted, are provided in the end plate correspondingly to the at least two recesses.
Abstract: A method for curing an adhesive composition includes: arranging an adhesive composition that transmits laser light of a first wavelength in contact with a surface of a first adherend that contains, at least at its surface, a first light-to-heat conversion material that generates heat by absorbing laser light of the first wavelength; and curing the adhesive composition by irradiating the adhesive composition and the first adherend with laser light of the first wavelength. In a method for manufacturing a bonded structure, a first bonded structure is manufactured by bonding the adhesive composition to the first adherend by using the method for curing an adhesive composition.