Yuki Kudo 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: Provided are a slurry composition having a low thixotropy and a superior handling property; a cured product of this slurry composition; and a substrate, film and prepreg using such cured product, the substrate, film and prepreg exhibiting excellent mechanical properties and a low relative permittivity and dielectric tangent. The slurry composition has a thixotropic ratio of not higher than 3.0, and comprises: (A) a cyclic imide compound having, per molecule, at least one dimer acid backbone, at least one linear alkylene group having not less than 6 carbon atoms, and at least two cyclic imide groups; (B) spherical silica fine particles and/or alumina fine particles having an average particle size of 0.05 to 20 ?m when measured by a laser diffraction method; (C) a silane coupling agent capable of reacting with the components (A) and (B); and (D) an organic solvent.
Abstract: A magnetic property measuring apparatus measures magnetic properties of a magnetic recording medium, and includes a rotating mechanism which rotates the magnetic recording medium, a heating or cooling mechanism which heats or cools the magnetic recording medium; a temperature measuring mechanism which measures a temperature of the magnetic recording medium, a laser heating mechanism, disposed opposite to a measurement site of the magnetic recording medium, which heats the measurement site without making contact with the measurement site, a magnetic write part, disposed opposite to the measurement site, which magnetizes the measurement site without making contact with the measurement site, and a magnetic read part, disposed opposite to the measurement site, which reads a magnetic flux leakage at the measurement site without making contact with the measurement site.
Abstract: An electrochemical reaction device in an embodiment includes: a reaction unit including a first accommodation part to accommodate carbon dioxide and a second accommodation part to accommodate an electrolytic solution containing water; a reduction electrode to reduce the carbon dioxide; an oxidation electrode to oxidize the water; a power supply to pass current between the reduction electrode and the oxidation electrode; a pressure regulator to regulate a pressure in the first accommodation part; a reaction product detector to detect at least one of an amount and a kind of a substance produced at the reduction electrode; and a controller to control the pressure regulator based on a detection signal of the reaction product detector.
Abstract: A steering control device includes an electronic control unit. The electronic control unit is configured to calculate a target rotation angle of a shaft rotating with a turning operation of turning wheels based on a steering angle of a steering wheel acquired from a rotation angle of a reaction motor, to calculate a command value based on the target rotation angle and a steering torque acquired from a torsion angle of a torsion bar twisting with an operation of the steering wheel, and to compensate for the torsion angle by adding the torsion angle as a compensation value to the steering angle. The electronic control unit is configured to change a value of the torsion angle that is added to the steering angle according to a degree of change of a state variable used to calculate the command value.
April 26, 2022
November 17, 2022
JTEKT CORPORATION, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
Abstract: A movable body has a monitoring device that monitors a surrounding environment of the movable body through a window member. The movable body includes a heating device that heats a portion of the window member within a monitoring area of the monitoring device, an air conditioning device, and a control device. The monitoring device includes a detector that detects the surrounding environment, and a base member that faces an inner wall of the window member and is disposed such that a detection surface of the detector is located within a space between the base member and the window member. The space is in communication with the inside of the movable body, and the control device sets the driving force of the air conditioning device to be greater when a decrease in heating performance of the heating device is detected.
Abstract: An in-vehicle processing device includes: a signal input unit that generates input data based on an input signal from outside; a processing unit that executes arithmetic processing for calculating output data based on the input data; a signal output unit that generates an output signal based on the output data to output the output signal to the outside; and a storage unit that stores application software for causing the processing unit to execute the arithmetic processing. The application software includes: a data management layer for managing object data which is a collection of data corresponding to a given target element on the storage unit; a data adaptation layer for generating the object data based on the input data to output the generated object data to the data management layer; and a data operation layer for acquiring the object data from the data management layer to calculate the output data based on the acquired object data.
Abstract: A steering control device includes a torque command value calculating unit configured to calculate a torque command value which is a target value of a motor torque when operation of a motor is controlled such that the motor torque is generated. The torque command value calculating unit includes a first component calculating unit configured to calculate a first component, a second component calculating unit configured to calculate a second component, and a torque component calculating unit configured to calculate a torque component. The first component calculating unit is configured to add a calculational hysteresis component to the first component such that hysteresis characteristics with respect to change of a specific state variable are provided. The torque component calculating unit is configured to perform calculation in a first calculation situation and calculation in a second calculation situation.
March 29, 2022
October 6, 2022
JTEKT CORPORATION, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
Abstract: Provided is an adhesive composition for a flexible printed-wiring board (FPC) that has low dielectric properties, a high adhesion strength to low-dielectric resin films (LCP or MPI) and a copper foil, and an excellent moisture resistance and reflow resistance. This adhesive composition contains: (A) 100 parts by mass of a maleimide compound having at least two maleimide groups in one molecule, having a number average molecular weight of greater than 4,000, and having at least one divalent organic group selected from a dimer acid skeleton, a linear alkylene group having not less than 6 carbon atoms, and a linear alkenylene group having not less than 6 carbon atoms; (B) 0.1 to 15 parts by mass of an epoxy resin having at least two epoxy groups in one molecule; and (C) 0.1 to 5 parts by mass of a diaminotriazine ring-containing imidazole.
Abstract: A carbon dioxide electrolytic device according to an embodiment includes: an electrolysis cell including a reduction electrode, an oxidation electrode, a gas flow path supplying gas containing CO2 to the reduction electrode, a liquid flow path supplying an electrolytic solution containing water to the oxidation electrode, and a diaphragm separating the reduction electrode from the oxidation electrode; a first supply path connected to the gas flow path; a first discharge path connected to the gas flow path; a first moisture content detecting unit installed in the first discharge path to detect a moisture content in the gas flowing in the first discharge path; a moisture content adjusting unit configured to adjust a moisture content supplied to the reduction electrode; and a control unit configured to control the moisture content adjusting unit based on a detection signal of the first moisture content detecting unit.
Abstract: A carbon dioxide electrolysis device includes: a cathode configured to reduce carbon dioxide and thus form a carbon compound; an anode configured to oxidize water and thus generate oxygen; a cathode gas flow path facing on the cathode and configured to supply gas containing carbon dioxide; an anode solution flow path facing on the anode and configured to supply an electrolytic solution containing water; and a separator provided between the anode and the cathode. An aspect ratio of the cathode gas flow path is greater than 1 and 3 or less. In a cross-section along a direction perpendicular to a facing surface between the cathode and the cathode gas flow path in the cathode gas flow path, a fluid mean depth M of the cathode gas flow path and a depth h of the cathode gas flow path satisfy a formula: h/8?M<h/4.
Abstract: A carbon dioxide electrolysis device, includes: an anode configured to oxidize water or a hydroxide ion and thus generate oxygen; an anode solution flow path configured to supply an anode solution to the anode; a cathode configured to reduce carbon dioxide to generate a carbon compound; a gas flow path configured to supply a gas to the cathode, the gas containing carbon dioxide; a diaphragm provided between the anode and the cathode and including a porous film with a hydrophilic polymer supported thereon; and a protective member provided between the anode and the diaphragm and protecting the diaphragm.
Abstract: A carbon dioxide electrolytic device of an embodiment includes: an electrolysis cell including a cathode, an anode, a gas supply flow path, a solution supply flow path, and a separator; a CO2 gas supply unit configured to supply CO2 gas to the gas supply flow path; an electrolytic solution supply unit configured to supply an electrolytic solution to the solution supply flow path; and a rinse material supply unit configured to supply a rinse material to the gas supply flow path. The gas supply flow path has a first opening, a second opening, and an auxiliary flow path provided to a part of a flow path between the first opening and the second opening, and configured to make at least the rinse material flow therethrough. A switching mechanism configured to switch a flow direction of the rinse material in the auxiliary flow path is connected to the gas supply flow path.
Abstract: A reduction electrode of an embodiment includes a metal base material and a plurality of metal nanowires provided on the metal base material. The plurality of metal nanowires include metal nanowires whose average height of contour curve of surface is 20 nm or less for 50% or more in a number ratio. The plurality of metal nanowires are formed by reducing a plurality of metal oxides each having a nanowire shape formed on the metal base material by an electrochemical reduction method. A reduction process of the metal oxides includes a first process of passing a current under a constant current condition where an absolute value is 5 mA/cm2 or more through the plurality of metal oxides, and a second process of passing a current under a constant potential condition through the plurality of metal oxides.
Abstract: A display control device includes: a first display control unit that display, on a display screen, a display region in which a plurality of display frames are arranged and a selection region in which a list of a plurality of thumbnail images is displayed; a first receiving unit that receives an operation of selecting the plurality of thumbnail images to select the plurality of examination images; a second receiving unit that receives an operation of designating an arrangement direction of the plurality of selected examination images in the display region in a state in which the plurality of thumbnail images are selected and before the plurality of examination images are laid out in the plurality of display frames; and a second display control unit that lays out the plurality of examination images in the plurality of display frames in the designated arrangement direction and displays the plurality of examination images on the display screen.
Abstract: Provided are a heat-curable maleimide resin composition suitable for use in a substrate, and whose cured product has an excellent high-temperature property due to its high glass-transition temperature, an excellent dielectric property and an excellent dimension stability; and an uncured and cured resin films comprised of such composition, and having an excellent handling property. The heat-curable maleimide resin composition contains: (A) a maleimide resin having a number average molecular weight of not lower than 3,000; (B) an organic compound having, in one molecule, at least one allyl group and at least one isocyanuric ring; and (C) a reaction initiator.
Abstract: Angle insensitive/angle-robust colored filter assemblies are provided for use with a photovoltaic device to create a decorative and colored photovoltaic device assembly. The filter may be passive or active with an ultrathin reflective layer of high refractive index material, like amorphous silicon (a-Si). A passive filter may have transparent first and second pairs of dielectric materials surrounding the ultrathin reflective layer. An active filter may have transparent first and second electrodes and first and second doped hole/electron transport layer surrounding the ultrathin reflective layer. The filter can transmit a portion and reflect a portion of the electromagnetic spectrum to generate a reflected color output with minimal angle dependence. Angle insensitive colored photovoltaic device assemblies having high power conversion efficiencies (e.g., ?18%) including a passive or active colored reflective filter and a photovoltaic device are also contemplated.
November 9, 2018
Date of Patent:
June 21, 2022
THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN, Toyota Motor Corporation
Lingjie Jay Guo, Chengang Ji, Taizo Masuda, Yuki Kudo
Abstract: A reduction catalyst body for carbon dioxide of an embodiment includes a metal layer, and a projection provided on the metal layer. The projection is constituted of an aggregate of fine metal particles, and possesses a polyhedral structure having surfaces of three faces or more of a polygon. The projection has a site of reducing carbon dioxide, as at least a part of the surfaces.
Abstract: An apparatus, for a mobile object, that determines a bid-offer condition on an electricity transaction market: determines an optimal condition making the largest gain for the mobile object from an electricity transaction, on which a contract is executed for electricity that the mobile object directly supplies to an electricity demander, based on an upper limit of an offer electricity amount of the mobile object and a predicted value of a buy price of the electricity demander for an electricity amount, the upper limit determined based on a predicted value of an electricity amount demanded by the electricity demander in each time period and an electricity amount transferable from the mobile object; and determines, as the bid-offer condition, to place an offer on an electricity transaction market at a sell price for a to-be-discharged electricity amount that are determined for each time period in the optimal condition.
Abstract: An apparatus, for a mobile object, that determines a bid-offer condition on an electricity transaction market: acquires information on sell-buy prices for an electricity amount presented by electricity demanders on direct transaction markets, where a contract is executed for electricity that the mobile object directly supplies to or procures from an electricity demander; determines, based on the sell-buy prices, an optimal condition that maximizes a profit from an electricity transaction for the mobile object; and determines, as the bid-offer condition, to place an offer or a bid on an electricity transaction market at a sell or buy price for a to-be-discharged or to-be-charged electricity amount that are determined for each time period in the optimal condition. The sell-buy prices for the electricity amount presented by the electricity demanders on the direct transaction markets are acquired through prediction, or notification from the individual electricity demanders.
Abstract: A carbon dioxide electrolytic device in an embodiment includes: an electrolysis cell including a cathode including a CO2 gas supply flow path, an anode, and a separator; a CO2 supply unit configured to supply CO2 gas to the gas supply flow path; and a rinse material supply unit configured to make a rinse material containing H2O flow through the CO2 gas supply flow path. The CO2 gas supply flow path includes a first opening provided on one end side, a second opening provided on another end side, and a third opening provided between the first opening and the second opening. The rinse material supply unit is configured to make the rinse material flow at least between the first opening and the third opening of the CO2 gas supply flow path.