Patents by Inventor Yusuke Mizuno

Yusuke Mizuno 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: 20200305385
    Abstract: A rearing cage unit is where an animal is reared individually in an environment at least including a space environment. The rearing cage unit includes an animal residential area that is defined by a floor, a ceiling, and a wall; an excrement collection area that is provided adjacently to the animal residential area; and an excretion sheet that is provided in the excrement collection are to receive excrement of the animal. At least one of the floor and the wall is made of a material including resin, and has an excretion hole that allows the excrement in the animal residential area to be discharged to the excrement collection area, and that has a size that prevents four feet of the animal from entering the excretion hole. The excretion sheet is provided facing the excretion hole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2020
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Inventors: Toshimasa OCHIAI, Makoto OHIRA, Yusuke HAGIWARA, Hiroaki KODAMA, Hirochika MURASE, Masaki SHIRAKAWA, Dai SHIBA, Hiroyasu MIZUNO, Akane YUMOTO
  • Publication number: 20200290558
    Abstract: A seat belt device includes a buckle provided on a side portion of a seat for a vehicle, and configured such that a tongue plate is inserted into the buckle; a buckle force limiter mechanism connected to the buckle via a connecting member having an elongate shape, the buckle force limiter mechanism being configured to allow the buckle to move in a pulling direction when a tensile load equal to or larger than a predetermined tensile load is applied to the buckle; and a case covering the connecting member from an inner side in a seat width direction, the case having a corner at an upper end portion of the case, the corner facing the connecting member, and the corner having an arc shape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2020
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Applicants: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha, Kabushiki Kaisha Tokai Rika Denki Seisakusho
    Inventors: Daiki Furukawa, Yusuke Hirao, Yasuaki Kosugi, Shigekazu Imanaka, Hideki Kato, Katsuya Shimazu, Yoshio Mizuno, Shigeru Kotama, Hikaru Ikefuji
  • Patent number: 10727476
    Abstract: The present invention aims to provide an electrode for lithium ion batteries which exhibits excellent electrical conductivity even if its thickness is large. The electrode for lithium ion batteries of the present invention includes a first main surface to be located adjacent to a separator of a lithium ion battery and a second main surface to be located adjacent to a current collector of the lithium ion battery. The electrode has a thickness of 150 to 5000 ?m. The electrode contains, between the first main surface and the second main surface, a conductive member (A) made of an electronically conductive material and a large number of active material particles (B). At least part of the conductive member (A) forms a conductive path that electrically connects the first main surface to the second main surface. The conductive path is in contact with the active material particles (B) around the conductive path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignees: SANYO CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES, LTD., NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yusuke Mizuno, Yasuhiro Shindo, Yasuhiro Tsudo, Kenichi Kawakita, Yuki Kusachi, Yasuhiko Ohsawa, Hajime Satou, Hiroshi Akama, Hideaki Horie
  • Publication number: 20200209173
    Abstract: An analyzing apparatus includes an X-ray measurement device, an optical characteristic measurement device, and a calculation unit. The X-ray measurement device may be configured to measure fluorescent X-rays generated from the measurement object. The optical characteristic measurement device may be configured to obtain optical characteristics other than the fluorescent X-rays of one or more carbon compounds contained in the measurement object. The calculation unit may be configured to calculate information about a quantity of the one or more carbon compounds contained in the measurement object on the basis of the optical characteristics of the carbon compound(s), and correct the information about fluorescent X-rays measured by the X-ray measurement device on the basis of the information about the quantity of the carbon compound(s).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2019
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Applicant: HORIBA, LTD.
    Inventors: Yusuke MIZUNO, Tomoki AOYAMA, Erika MATSUMOTO
  • Patent number: 10658674
    Abstract: An electrode for improving the durability of a battery includes a current collector and an active material layer. The current collector has a conductive resin layer including a polymer material and a conductive filler. The electrode further includes a conductive member, which is in electrical contact with the conductive filler, between the current collector and the active material layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yasuhiko Ohsawa, Hajime Satou, Hiroshi Akama, Hideaki Horie, Yusuke Mizuno, Hiroshi Fukumoto, Masatoshi Okura, Yasuhiro Shindo, Yasuhiro Tsudo
  • Patent number: 10608010
    Abstract: An alternating stack of insulating layers and sacrificial material layers is formed with stepped surfaces. Sacrificial metal plates are formed on the top surfaces of the sacrificial material layers, and a retro-stepped dielectric material portion is formed over the sacrificial metal plates. Contact via cavities are formed through the retro-stepped dielectric material portion employing the sacrificial metal plates as etch stop structures. The sacrificial metal plates are replaced with portions of insulating spacer layers. Sacrificial via fill structures within remaining volumes of the contact via cavities. The sacrificial material layers are replaced with electrically conductive layers. The sacrificial via fill structures are replaced with portions of staircase-region contact via structures that contact the electrically conductive layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventors: Yujin Terasawa, Genta Mizuno, Yusuke Mukae, Yoshinobu Tanaka, Shiori Kataoka, Ryosuke Itou, Kensuke Yamaguchi, Naoki Takeguchi
  • Patent number: 10601123
    Abstract: A vehicular antenna device capable of preventing reception trouble in a radio, a TV receiver, or the like due to noise by suppressing electromagnetic noise radiated from an electronic device or the like is provided. A vehicular antenna device is equipped with an antenna base 2 which is fixed to a vehicle body via an attaching member, an antenna case which covers the antenna base, and an antenna element 5 and a camera module 10 as an electronic device which are disposed in an internal space surrounded by the antenna base 2 and the antenna case. A camera module case 40 surrounds a circuit board 50 of the camera module 10 and thereby shields it.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: YOKOWO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hirotoshi Mizuno, Masayuki Goto, Yusuke Yokota
  • Patent number: 10571838
    Abstract: A controller of an image forming apparatus executes acquisition processing of acquiring an area of an image which exists in a predetermined region of a first page where a developer image is first to be formed, heating processing of heating a heating member such that a temperature of the heating member reaches a fixing temperature, and feeding processing of starting feed of a sheet to a process unit after a predetermined period of time elapses from a predetermined timing after a start of print processing. The predetermined region is laid at both end portions in a width direction of the first page. In a case where the area of the image is equal to or smaller than a predetermined value, the controller sets the predetermined period of time in the feeding processing shorter as compared with a case where the area of the image is larger than the predetermined value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Fumitake Tajiri, Yusuke Mizuno, Tatsuya Koyama, Hisashi Tsukawaki
  • Publication number: 20200020938
    Abstract: To provide a negative electrode for a lithium ion battery which is excellent in energy density and cycle characteristics and has a small volume change at the time of charging. Provided is a negative electrode for a lithium ion battery comprising a negative electrode active material layer, in which the negative electrode active material layer is formed from a non-bound body of a mixture containing silicon and/or silicon compound particles and carbon-based negative electrode active material particles, a volume average particle size of the silicon and/or silicon compound particles is 0.01 to 10 ?m, a volume average particle size of the carbon-based negative electrode active material particles is 15 to 50 ?m, and a mass mixing ratio of the total of the silicon and silicon compound particles and the carbon-based negative electrode active material particles contained in the mixture is 5:95 to 45:55.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Applicant: NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yusuke MIZUNO, Naofumi SHOJI, Yasuhiko OHSAWA, Yuki KUSACHI, Hajime SATOU, Hiroshi AKAMA, Hideaki HORIE
  • Publication number: 20200006384
    Abstract: A semiconductor integrated circuit device having a control signal system for avoiding failure to check an indefinite signal propagation prevention circuit, for facilitating a check included in an automated tool, and for facilitating a power shutdown control inside a chip. In the semiconductor integrated circuit device, power shutdown priorities are provided by independent power domains (Area A to Area I). A method for preventing a power domain having a lower priority from being turned OFF when a circuit having a high priority is turned ON is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2019
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Inventors: Yusuke KANNO, Hiroyuki MIZUNO, Yoshihiko YASU, Kenji HIROSE, Takahiro IRITA
  • Publication number: 20200003711
    Abstract: To more accurately output a signal related to a source of particulate matter floating in the atmosphere, an analyzer is equipped with a mass concentration measuring unit, an element analysis unit, and a source-related signal output unit. The mass concentration measuring unit measures the mass concentration of fine particulate matter (FP) in the atmosphere. The element analysis unit analyzes an element contained in the FP. The source-related signal output unit outputs a signal related to the source of the FP on the basis of the mass concentration measurement result from the mass concentration measuring unit, and the analysis result for the element contained in the FP from the element analysis unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2019
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Applicant: HORIBA, LTD.
    Inventors: Yusuke MIZUNO, Tomoki AOYAMA, Erika MATSUMOTO, Shunsuke MURATA, Toshiyuki MICHIKITA
  • Patent number: 10515764
    Abstract: A multilayer ceramic capacitor includes an element body of roughly rectangular solid shape which is constituted by dielectric layers alternately stacked with internal electrode layers having different polarities and which has a pair of principle faces, a pair of end faces, and a pair of side faces, wherein the multilayer ceramic capacitor is such that: external electrodes are formed on the pair of end faces and one principle face of the element body; and on a cross section taken in parallel with one end face of the multilayer ceramic capacitor near the end face, the ratio of area A constituted by the internal electrode layers connected to the external electrode on this end face side and the dielectric layers present between the internal electrode layers, and area B covering the part of the section excluding the external electrodes, A/B, is 0.92 or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: TAIYO YUDEN CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kotaro Mizuno, Yukihiro Konishi, Shohei Kitamura, Yoichi Kato, Yusuke Kowase, Toru Makino, Yoshinori Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10511004
    Abstract: A non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery has a positive electrode having a positive electrode active material layer, a negative electrode having a negative electrode active material layer, and an electrolyte layer having an electrolyte solution containing a non-aqueous solvent. At least one of the positive electrode active material layer and the negative electrode active material layer contains an electrode material for a non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery having a core part including an electrode active material and a shell part including a conductive material in a base material formed by a gel-forming polymer having a liquid absorption rate with respect to the electrolyte solution of 10 to 200%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuki Kusachi, Yasuhiko Ohsawa, Hiroshi Akama, Hideaki Horie, Yuta Murakami, Kenichi Kawakita, Yusuke Mizuno, Yasuhiro Tsudo, Yasuhiro Shindo
  • Publication number: 20190371575
    Abstract: A plasma processing apparatus includes a processing chamber where a plasma processing is performed on a workpiece, a stage, an edge ring, a shield, and a driver. The stage has a placement surface on which the workpiece is placed inside the processing chamber. The edge ring is provided around the stage so as to surround the workpiece on the placement surface. The shield is capable of shielding a portion of the surface of the edge ring from plasma generated in the processing chamber. The driver changes the area of the edge ring exposed to the plasma by moving the shield relative to the edge ring.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2019
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Inventors: Yohei Uchida, Yusuke Mizuno
  • Patent number: 10487773
    Abstract: This vehicle mechanical component includes a mechanical component body, a heat insulating layer formed on the mechanical component body, and a protective layer formed on the heat insulating layer and including an inorganic compound that includes an alkoxide and scale-like inorganic solid particles dispersed in the inorganic compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignees: AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA, AKROS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yosuke Taguchi, Akikazu Matsumoto, Ichiro Hiratsuka, Masaki Kato, Daishi Kobayashi, Megumi Sugisawa, Takuya Niimi, Yusuke Ikai, Kazuki Saai, Shun Mizuno
  • Publication number: 20190355940
    Abstract: The battery pack has a laminated body in which unit cells are laminated one on another, a cell case having a first opening and containing the laminated body, and a first lid member to tightly close the first opening. The first opening is positioned to face, in connection with a unit cell laminated direction, a first face of the laminated body. The first lid member is configured to, if an internal pressure of the cell case is lower than atmospheric pressure, deform while keeping the tightly closing state, come into contact with the first face of the laminated body, and apply a pressure based on a differential pressure between atmospheric pressure and the internal pressure of the cell case to the contacting face.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2017
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Applicant: NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hajime SATOU, Yasuhiko OHSAWA, Yuki KUSACHI, Hiroshi AKAMA, Hideaki HORIE, Yusuke MIZUNO, Yusuke EMORI, Takahiro IMAISHI
  • Publication number: 20190348712
    Abstract: To provide a structure which allows production of an electrode, even if the film thickness of an electrode is increased; and a non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery using the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2019
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Applicant: NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yasuhiko OHSAWA, Yuki KUSACHI, Hiroshi AKAMA, Hideaki HORIE, Yusuke MIZUNO, Kenichi KAWAKITA, Yasuhiro Shindo, Yasuhiro TSUDO
  • Patent number: 10450156
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus having a controller and capable of forming images in double-face printing is provided. The controller conducts a measuring process to measure a time period corresponding to a sheet length; a comparison process to compare a measured value with a switch threshold value being a value in a range of a measurement error allowed to the measured value; and one of a first conveying process, in which a conveying unit is driven to convey a predetermined number of sheets circulating in a conveying path, and a second conveying process, in which the conveying unit is driven to convey a greater number of sheets than the predetermined number circulating in the conveying path. The controller conducts the first conveying process when the measured value is greater than the switch threshold value and conducts the second conveying process when the measured value is smaller than the switch threshold value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yusuke Mizuno
  • Patent number: 10444675
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a main body, a sheet tray, a pressure plate configured to lift up a sheet to a feedable position, a fixing device, a driving source configured to supply a driving force for a driving operation of driving the pressure plate and the fixing device, an interface, and a controller. A temperature of the fixing device is detected by a temperature sensor of the fixing device. The controller is configured to start heating the fixing device in response to receipt of a printing instruction, and start the driving operation on condition that the temperature reaches a particular temperature. The controller sets the particular temperature to a first temperature X1 when the pressure plate has placed the sheet to the feedable position, and a second temperature X2 lower than the first temperature X1 when the pressure plate has not placed the sheet to the feedable position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yusuke Mizuno
  • Patent number: 10446581
    Abstract: A semiconductor integrated circuit device having a control signal system for avoiding failure to check an indefinite signal propagation prevention circuit, for facilitating a check included in an automated tool, and for facilitating a power shutdown control inside a chip. In the semiconductor integrated circuit device, power shutdown priorities are provided by independent power domains (Area A to Area I). A method for preventing a power domain having a lower priority from being turned OFF when a circuit having a high priority is turned ON is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Renesas Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Yusuke Kanno, Hiroyuki Mizuno, Yoshihiko Yasu, Kenji Hirose, Takahiro Irita