Yuji 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).
Abstract: A method for producing a salt core includes a step A of adding a saturated sodium chloride aqueous solution to a sodium chloride crystal that is granular, to prepare a slurry mixed material of sodium chloride and water, a step B of subjecting the slurry mixed material to pressure molding to obtain a molded article, and a step C of drying the molded article to remove moisture.
October 9, 2020
Date of Patent:
September 27, 2022
TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
Yoshitaka Tanaka, Masafumi Nishida, Yuta Takahashi, Yuji Kayashita
Abstract: A working machine includes a machine body, a steering device capable of changing an orientation of the machine body, a first wheel on the machine body, a second wheel on the machine body and separated from the first wheel in a machine-body width direction, a rotational difference generator to cause a rotational difference between the first and second wheels and that is a braking device, and a controller configured or programmed to include a first control unit to set a steering angle of the steering device based on a planned traveling route, and a second control unit to control the rotational difference generator based on the planned traveling route to cause a rotational difference between the first and second wheels. Based on the planned traveling route, the second control unit is configured or programmed to cause the braking device to perform setting about braking of either the first or second wheels by performing pumping control.
Abstract: A refrigerant cycle apparatus includes a main refrigerant circuit, a bypass circuit, and a controller. The main refrigerant circuit includes a compressor, a heat source-side heat exchanger, a heat source-side expansion valve, and a utilization-side heat exchanger. The controller performs a second operation of opening a hot gas bypass valve in a state in which the compressor is driven before performing a first operation in which the heat source-side heat exchanger serves as a heat absorber for the refrigerant and the utilization-side heat exchanger serves as a radiator for the refrigerant. In the first operation or the second operation, when a difference between a pressure of the refrigerant on the discharge side of the compressor and a pressure of the refrigerant on the suction side of the compressor becomes larger than a first predetermined value, the controller decreases the number of revolutions of the compressor.
Abstract: A blur compensation system includes: a mirror on which light of an image from a predetermined position is incident and which reflects light of a specific wavelength such that an incidence angle and an emission angle of the light of the specific wavelength are different from each other; a mirror that is disposed at a position on which the light of an image which is reflected by the mirror is incident and reflects the light of the specific wavelength such that an incidence angle and an emission angle of the light of the specific wavelength are different from each other; and a lens that is disposed on an optical axis of the light of an image between the mirror and the mirror and changes a direction of the light of an image which is reflected by the mirror such that light of a wavelength other than the specific wavelength out of the light of an image which is reflected by the mirror is emitted in the same direction as the light of the specific wavelength from an emission position of the light of the specific wave
December 26, 2017
Date of Patent:
August 30, 2022
NTT DOCOMO, INC., TOKYO INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Abstract: A substrate etching apparatus for etching a substrate, the substrate etching apparatus includes a treatment container configured to accommodate a substrate, a stage on which the substrate is placed, the stage being disposed in the treatment container, a gas supply configured to supply a treatment gas from an upper space above the stage toward the stage, and a gas exhauster configured to evacuate an interior of the treatment container. The gas supply includes a central region facing a central part of the stage and an outer peripheral region having a same central axis as the central region and configured to surround the central region. The gas supply is capable of supplying the treatment gas to each of the central region and the outer peripheral region.
Abstract: Control calculation units of a back system in each actuator operate by a collaborative drive mode in which a torque is output to a motor drive unit by using an information transmitted and received mutually by a communication between the systems in common. Cooperative control calculation units in a reaction force actuator and a turning actuator can operate in cooperation with each other based on the information transmitted and received mutually by a communication between actuators. A communication between adjacent systems and a communication between adjacent actuators are restored, when a focus control calculation unit is restored, after the focus control calculation unit is stopped during operation and at least one of the communication between adjacent systems or the communication between adjacent actuators is interrupted.
Abstract: Provided is a novel therapeutic agent for a disease caused by a dominant gene mutation (7). A therapeutic agent of the present invention comprises a donor DNA (20) that contains a polynucleotide having the following sequences (a) to (c): (a) a normal gene (1); (b) a first reverse target sequence (2a) that is located upstream of the normal gene (1) and that is cleaved by a designer nuclease; and (c) a second reverse target sequence (2b) that is located downstream of the normal gene (1) and that is cleaved by the designer nuclease, where the reverse target sequences (2a, 2b) each mean a sequence obtained by inverting a target sequence (6) that is present in the genome and that is cleaved by the designer nuclease.
Abstract: A motor drive system is provided in a steer-by-wire system in which a steering mechanism and a turning mechanism of a vehicle are mechanically separated. The motor drive system includes a reaction force actuator and a turning actuator. The reaction force actuator functions as a motor configured to output a reaction force torque corresponding to a steering torque of a driver and a road surface reaction force. The turning actuator functions as a motor configured to output a turning torque for turning wheels. Each of the reaction force actuator and the turning actuator includes a plurality of control calculation units provided redundantly and each configured to perform a calculation related to a motor drive control, and a plurality of motor drive units provided redundantly and each configured to drive and output the torque based on a drive signal generated by a corresponding control calculation unit.
Abstract: A rotation angle detection apparatus includes a driving gear, two driven gears, two sensors, and an arithmetic circuit. The two driven gears have different numbers of teeth and each are in mesh with the driving gear. The arithmetic circuit is configured to compute a rotation angle of the driving gear based on the rotation angles of the two driven gears, detected through the two sensors. The arithmetic circuit is configured to, when a relationship between the rotation angles of the two driven gears, detected through the two sensors, is different from the relationship when the rotation angle of the driving gear, computed by the arithmetic circuit, is normal, detect an abnormality in the rotation angle of the driving gear, computed by the arithmetic circuit.
Abstract: Provided are a negative electrode that is for use in a non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery, includes a porous metal body as a current collector, contains a skeleton-forming agent highly infiltrated in the current collector so that It is less likely to suffer from structural degradation and provides improved cycle durability; and a non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery including such a negative electrode. The negative electrode for use in a non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery includes a current collector including a porous metal body; a first negative electrode material disposed in pores of the porous metal body and including a conductive aid, a binder, and a negative electrode active material including a silicon-based material; and a second negative electrode material disposed in pores of the porous metal body and including a skeleton-forming agent including a silicate having a siloxane bond.
Abstract: To provide a negative electrode for nonaqueous electrolyte secondary batteries, by which durability deterioration and structural deterioration of the electrode is suppressed, and cycle durability and energy density can be improved by suppressing generation of voids in the inside of the porous metal, and a nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery including the same. A negative electrode for nonaqueous electrolyte secondary batteries, having a current collector made of porous metal, and a negative electrode material placed in pores of the porous metal, the negative electrode material including a first negative electrode active material placed on an internal surface of each of the pores and including a silicon-based material; a skeleton forming agent placed on the first negative electrode active material and including a silicate having a siloxane bond; and a second negative electrode active material placed on the skeleton forming agent.
Abstract: An information processing system includes a microphone configured to acquire sound, a display device configured to display information, and at least one controller. The at least one controller is configured to cause the display device to display a first screen at least including one setting item with a set value that can be changed by an instruction, cause the display device to display a second screen including a selection object for transition to the first screen, and acquire text data based on speech acquired through the microphone during display of the second screen and change the set value of the one setting item on the basis of the text data without causing the display device to display the first screen.
Abstract: A solar cell module which exhibits high output while ensuring connection strength between solar cells; and a solar cell suitable for the solar cell module. In the solar cell, a region on a first surface and at a first edge of a substrate that is not covered by a p-type transparent oxide electrode layer is defined as a “region A,” and a region on the first surface and at a second edge opposite to the first edge of the substrate and not covered by the p-type transparent oxide electrode layer is defined as a “region B.” The area of the region A is larger than the area of the region B.
February 28, 2020
Date of Patent:
August 2, 2022
Yuji Takahashi, Kunta Yoshikawa, Shinya Omoto
Abstract: To provide a nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery which enables to suppress durability deterioration, improve energy density, and further suppress a decrease in the function of the nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery cell. A nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery, comprising: a positive electrode; and a negative electrode, wherein the negative electrode has: a current collector comprising a porous metal body; and a negative electrode material disposed in pores of the porous metal body, the negative electrode material comprises a negative electrode active material comprising a silicon-based material, a skeleton-forming agent comprising a silicate having a siloxane bond, a conductive auxiliary, and a binder, and a content of the skeleton-forming agent in an outside in a surface direction of the negative electrode is higher than a content of the skeleton-forming agent in an inside in the surface direction of the negative electrode.
Abstract: According to the present invention, a positive electrode is provided with: a positive electrode current collector which contains aluminum; a positive electrode mixture layer which contains a positive electrode active material that is configured of a lithium transition metal oxide; and an intermediate layer which is arranged between the positive electrode current collector and the positive electrode mixture layer. The intermediate layer contains inorganic compound particles, a conductive material and a binder; the circularity is from 5% to 75% (inclusive); the void fraction of the intermediate layer is from 30% to 69% (inclusive); and the average circularity of the inorganic compound particles is from 5% to 75% (inclusive).
Abstract: According to one embodiment, an electro-optical device includes a panel, a sealant, a liquid crystal layer, a light source and a reflective layer. The panel includes first and second transparent substrates, an electro-optical area and a peripheral area. The seal is provided in the peripheral area and adheres the substrates. The liquid crystal layer contains a polymer liquid crystal composition. The light source opposes a side surface of the first or second substrates. The reflective layer is between the substrates. The panel includes a first edge, and the reflective layer overlaps a portion of the sealant, located along the first edge.
Abstract: Disclosed is a transverse segment for a drive belt with a stack of rings and with a number of the transverse segments, which transverse segment includes a base part and two pillar parts that respectively extend from a respective axial side of the base part in radial outward direction, defining a central opening of the transverse segment between them, and that are each provided with a hook portion extending over a part of the central opening in the general direction of the respectively opposite pillar part. A width dimension of one of the pillar parts of the transverse segment is less than a width dimension of the respective other pillar part.
Abstract: The present invention provides an ophthalmic composition and a use thereof. In one embodiment of the present invention, an ophthalmic composition containing a clathrated antioxidant substance is provided. In some of embodiments of the present invention, a composition for treating or preventing an ophthalmic disease, an ophthalmic disorder or an ophthalmic symptom is provided, wherein the ophthalmic disease, the ophthalmic disorder or the ophthalmic symptom includes, but is not limited to, dry eye or a dry eye-like ophthalmic disease, conjunctivitis, corneal ulcer, age-related macular degeneration, cataract, pseudoexfoliation syndrome, and symptoms in these diseases which can be ameliorated by increasing the quantity of tears and/or goblet cells and/or mucin.
Abstract: A vane pump includes a cam ring, a rotor, a plurality of vane, and a lateral plate. The lateral plate has an extension groove. The shape of a pump chamber forming surface viewed from the rotation-axis direction of the rotor satisfies the following requirements i) and ii) at the time when a first vane passes the base end part of the extension groove: i) the center line of the groove width of the extension groove is inclined from the radial direction of the rotor; and ii) a slit in which a second vane is accommodated has an open end falling within a belt-shaped range obtained by extending a groove width of the base end part of the extension groove along a virtual extension line.