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: Disclosed is a seat including: sensors which includes a first cushion sensor provided at a seat cushion in a position corresponding to buttocks of an occupant, a second cushion sensor provided at the seat cushion and located farther frontward than the first cushion sensor, a first back sensor provided at a seat back and located in a lower position thereof, and a second back sensor provided at the seat back and located above the first back sensor; and a controller connected to the sensors and thereby allowed to acquire pressure values from the respective sensors. The controller is configured to identify the motion of the occupant based on outputs of at least two sensors of the first cushion sensor, the second cushion sensor, the first back sensor, and the second back sensor.
Abstract: A negative electrode for a nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery, according to one embodiment of the present invention, is provided with a negative electrode core and a negative electrode mixture layer provided on the surface of the negative electrode core. The negative electrode mixture layer has a first layer that includes: at least one of at least one kind of metal element selected from Si, Sn, Sb, Mg, and Ge, and a compound containing said metal element; at least one of multi-walled carbon nanotubes and single-walled carbon nanotubes; and a binding agent. The negative electrode mixture layer also has a second layer that includes graphite A with a particle fracture strength of 10-35 MPa. The porosity of the first layer is preferably 50-65%.
Abstract: An object is to provide a technique capable of easily taking out a submodule from a semiconductor device to reuse the submodule. The semiconductor device includes: a submodule in which a conductive plate and a semiconductor element mounted to an upper surface of the conductive plate via a first bonding material are sealed with a first sealing material; an insulating substrate bonded to a lower surface of the submodule via a second bonding material; a case surrounding a periphery of the insulating substrate and the submodule; and a second sealing material sealing a region surrounded by the case so that at least an upper surface of the submodule is exposed.
Abstract: An object is to provide a technique capable of reducing stress in the entire semiconductor device. The semiconductor device includes a plurality of sub-modules including a first sealing member, an insulating substrate provided with a first circuit pattern electrically connected to at least one of the conductive plates of the plurality of sub-modules, connection members electrically connected to at least one of the conductive pieces of the plurality of sub-modules, and a second sealing member having lower hardness than the first sealing member, which seals the plurality of sub-modules, the insulating substrate, and the connection members.
Abstract: An anti-reflective structural body includes a main body constituted of a raw material that contains a color material of black color and an anti-reflective structure formed on an outer surface of the main body, the anti-reflective structure includes a plurality of recesses each being formed to be recessed with respect to the outer surface and a base portion forming boundary portions of the recesses that are mutually adjacent and having a top portion on the outer surface, a profile curve of the base portion in a depth direction of the recesses includes the top portion formed to a curved shape, and virtual circles respectively including portions of the top portion of the curved shape as circular arcs each have a diameter ? of not more than 50 ?m.
Abstract: A semiconductor chip including a main electrode and a control electrode is bonded to a substrate. A wiring chip including a first electrode, a second electrode and a wiring is bonded to the substrate. A main electrode member is bonded to the main electrode. A control electrode member is bonded to the second electrode. The control electrode is bonded to the first electrode with a connection member. The semiconductor chip, the substrate, the wiring chip, the main electrode member, the control electrode member and the connection member are putted into a mold and are sealed with sealing material by injecting the sealing material into the mold in a state that distal end surfaces of the main electrode member and the control electrode member are pressed against a buffer material provided between the main electrode member/the control electrode member and the mold. The sealing material is not ground.
Abstract: There is provided an Ag-plated material and a related technique, including: an Ag-plated layer on a substrate that comprises a conductive metal; and a plurality of two-layer plating structures on the substrate, the two-layer plating structures having a porous Ni-plated layer and an Ag-plated layer in this order from a substrate side.
Abstract: There is provided an Ag-coated material and its related technique, including a base material and an Ag film on the base material, the Ag film including alternately laminated at least three Ag layers with average crystal grain sizes different by three times or more.
Abstract: A solid oxide fuel cell includes a metal support cell, in which an anode layer containing nickel, an electrolyte layer and a cathode layer are stacked on a metal support portion. In the method for activating the anode layer in the solid oxide fuel cell, first, an oxygen-containing gas is introduced into the anode layer to oxidize the nickel. Next, a hydrogen-containing gas HG is introduced into the anode layer to reduce the nickel oxide formed by oxidizing the nickel, and to increase conduction paths of the nickel that electrically connect the electrolyte layer to the metal support part in the anode layer.
February 9, 2018
Date of Patent:
January 9, 2024
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
Yosuke Fukuyama, Mari Kawabuchi, Kazuyuki Sato
Abstract: A sensor capable of detecting local expansion or the like is provided, and a storage battery system including a safety system such as the sensor and a secondary battery is provided. The storage battery system includes a first secondary battery and a second secondary battery each including an exterior body holding an electrolyte solution, a positive electrode, and a negative electrode; a sensor member provided to be in contact with part of the exterior body; and a detection circuit controlling the sensor member. The first secondary battery includes a memory unit storing data collected with gas introduction into the second secondary battery, a learning model constructed on the basis of the data, and an estimated value obtained using the learning model; and a unit providing information based on the estimated value.
Abstract: A lithium ion conductive material has a composition formula of Lia(OH)bFcBr, where 1.8?a?2.3, b=a?c?1, 0.01?c?0.11, and includes an antiperovskite-type crystal phase. Preferably, the lithium ion conductive material further includes a layered antiperovskite-type crystal phase. More preferably, 0?B/(A+B)?0.2 is satisfied, where A is the peak intensity in the vicinity of 2?=31.2° in the X-ray diffractometry using Cu-K? ray and B is the peak intensity in the vicinity of 2?=30.2°.
Abstract: A light-emitting system includes an optical fiber, a first light source unit, a second light source unit, and a light-guiding member. The optical fiber includes a wavelength-converting portion containing a wavelength-converting element. The wavelength-converting element may be excited by excitation light to produce a spontaneous emission of light having a longer wavelength than the excitation light and may also be excited by an amplified spontaneous emission of light. The first light source unit makes the excitation light incident on the optical fiber. The second light source unit makes seed light, causing the wavelength-converting element that has been excited by either the excitation light or the amplified spontaneous emission of light to produce a stimulated emission of light, incident on the optical fiber. The light-guiding member guides the light coming from the optical fiber and lets the light emerge therefrom.
Abstract: A solid electrolyte is composed primarily of a component expressed by a composition formula of Lia+dMbXcAeOf by using values a to f that are greater than 0, where M is an element serving as a trivalent cation, X is a halogen element, and A is a sulfur element or a phosphorus element, wherein 0.8c?(a+3b)?1.2c and 1.6f?(d+n×e)?2.4f are satisfied, where when A is a sulfur element, n is 4 or 6, and when A is a phosphorus element, n is 5.
September 6, 2023
December 28, 2023
NGK INSULATORS, LTD., NAGOYA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Abstract: Provided is a solid electrolyte which contains a composition expressed by 3LiOH·Li2SO4. The solid electrolyte has a lithium ion conductivity of 0.1×10?6 S/cm or more at 25° C. and an activation energy of 0.6 eV or more.
July 8, 2020
Date of Patent:
December 26, 2023
Nagoya Institute of Technology, NGK INSULATORS, LTD.
Abstract: A negative electrode active material for a non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery includes composite particles containing a lithium silicate phase, a silicon phase dispersed in the lithium silicate phase, and a crystalline phase of silicon dioxide dispersed in the lithium silicate phase. The crystalline phase of silicon dioxide contains ?-cristobalite and quartz.
Abstract: Provided is a power storage system, a secondary battery control system, a secondary battery measurement circuit, or the like that consumes low power. Provided is a power storage system, a secondary battery control system, a secondary battery measurement circuit, or the like that is highly integrated. The power storage system includes a secondary battery and a measurement circuit; the measurement circuit includes a resistor, a capacitor, and an inductor; one terminal of the resistor is electrically connected to one electrode of the capacitor; the other terminal of the resistor is electrically connected to one terminal of the inductor; one terminal of the inductor is electrically connected to a positive electrode of the secondary battery; and the measurement circuit has a function of measuring impedance of the secondary battery by measuring current of the resistor.
Abstract: A semiconductor apparatus includes: a first conductor plate; a second conductor plate separated from the first conductor plate; a plurality of semiconductor devices having back surface electrodes connected to the first conductor plate; a relay substrate mounted on the second conductor plate and including a plurality of first relay pads and a second relay pad connected to the plurality of first relay pads; a plurality of metal wires respectively connecting control electrodes of the plurality of semiconductor devices to the plurality of first relay pads; a first conductor block connected to front surface electrodes of the plurality of semiconductor devices; a second conductor block connected to the second relay pad; and a sealing material sealing the first and second conductor plates, the plurality of semiconductor devices, the relay substrate, the metal wire, and the first and second conductor blocks, the sealing material includes a first principal surface and a second principal surface opposed to each other,
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: One or more of HLA gene primers selected from the group consisting of the following (1) to (3): (1) one or more HLA-G gene primers which are (1a) a first primer including the nucleotide sequence of SEQ ID NO. 1 and/or (1b) a second primer including the nucleotide sequence of SEQ ID NO. 3, (2) one or more HLA-E gene primers which are (2a) a first primer including the nucleotide sequence of SEQ ID NO. 5 and/or (2b) a second primer including the nucleotide sequence of SEQ ID NO. 7, and (3) one or more HLA-F gene primers which are (3a) a first primer including the nucleotide sequence of SEQ ID NO. 9 and/or (3b) a second primer including the nucleotide sequence of SEQ ID NO. 11.
October 7, 2021
November 23, 2023
NATIONAL CENTER FOR GLOBAL HEALTH AND MEDICINE, H.U. Group Research Institute G.K.