Patents by Inventor Akihiko Sato

Akihiko 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).

  • Publication number: 20210292321
    Abstract: The present invention provides a compound having antiviral activity, especially having arenavirus proliferation inhibitory activity, and/or a medicament comprising the compound. More preferably, the present invention provides a compound having proliferation inhibitory activity on the Old World arenaviruses such as Luna virus, Lassa virus, and lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus and/or the New World arenaviruses such as Junin virus, and/or a medicament comprising the compound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2019
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Applicants: NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION HOKKAIDO UNIVERSITY, Shionogi & Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Akihiro ISHII, Akihiko SATO, Makoto KAWAI, Yoshiyuki TAODA
  • Publication number: 20210140782
    Abstract: Road information of surroundings of an own vehicle is kept as latest version as possible, and road information of distant areas are updated efficiently. A map providing device according to the present invention searches for an update target portion included in a planned travel route, and also searches for an update target portion with an end point of the planned travel route being a starting point.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2019
    Publication date: May 13, 2021
    Applicants: HITACHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS, LTD., NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shinya OOTSUJI, Akihiko SATO, Mitoshi YAJIMA
  • Patent number: 10382743
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes a distance information acquisition unit that acquires distance information, associated with an object image included in each of a first image and a second image, and corresponding to a distance in a depth direction of the object, a calculation unit that calculates a movement vector of the object image, at least in a horizontal direction and a vertical direction, based on position information of the object image, and a generation unit that generates stereoscopic print data of the acquired second image, based on the second image, the distance information, and the movement vector, by increasing a depth component of the position information of the object image included in the second image based on at least part of the movement vector. In addition, a storing unit stores the generated stereoscopic print data in one of a second memory and a recording medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hiromi Kotoku, Akihiko Sato
  • Patent number: 10291854
    Abstract: A moving image, obtained by an image capture unit for obtaining light-field data, is successively displayed. When displaying an assistance display indicating information related to light-field data to be obtained with present shooting parameters together with the moving image, the assistance display is controlled such that during moving image recording is being performed, visibility of the moving image is not degraded by the assistance display in comparison to a case where moving image recording is not being performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Akihiko Sato, Yoshinobu Sato
  • Publication number: 20170078578
    Abstract: A moving image, obtained by an image capture unit for obtaining light-field data, is successively displayed. When displaying an assistance display indicating information related to light-field data to be obtained with present shooting parameters together with the moving image, the assistance display is controlled such that during moving image recording is being performed, visibility of the moving image is not degraded by the assistance display in comparison to a case where moving image recording is not being performed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2016
    Publication date: March 16, 2017
    Inventors: Akihiko Sato, Yoshinobu Sato
  • Patent number: 9398222
    Abstract: An image display device capable of providing satisfactory user's visibility of an image including object images when the image and display bodies specifying particular regions of the object images are screen displayed. In a case where a horizontal direction distance between face detection frames for object images adjacent on a screen is equal to or less than a first threshold value and a vertical direction distance between face detection frames exceeds a second threshold value, a system controller of the image display device determines which one of the face detection frames is located on an upper side of the screen. A human body detection frame for the object image corresponding to the face detection frame determined as being located on an upper side on the screen is made non-display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masahiro Yamashita, Akihiko Sato, Kazuyoshi Kiyosawa
  • Publication number: 20160191894
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus that is capable of generating stereoscopic print data which gives a printing result expressing a feeling of lively movement of a moving body. The image processing apparatus acquires a first image and a second image, which are photographed at different times, and each include an object image, and generates stereoscopic print data for use in stereoscopic print processing of the acquired second image. Distance information associated with the object image included in each of the first image and the second image is acquired. A movement vector of the object image included in the second image is calculated based on the first image and the second image. The stereoscopic print data is generated based on the second image, the distance information associated with the object image included in the second image, and the movement vector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2015
    Publication date: June 30, 2016
    Inventors: Hiromi Kotoku, Akihiko Sato
  • Patent number: 9226486
    Abstract: A spinning reel spool according to a first aspect of the present invention is a spinning reel spool that delivers fishing line forward. The spinning reel spool comprises a spool body and a ring member. This spool body has a body portion and a protruding portion. The protruding portion is integrally formed on a front side of the body portion. The protruding portion is annularly arranged and protrudes from the body portion in an axial direction of the spool body. The ring member is disposed on an outer circumferential portion of the protruding portion of the spool body. The ring member is held between the body portion and a plastically deformed part of the protruding portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: Shimano Inc.
    Inventors: Hirokazu Hiraoka, Takuji Takamatsu, Keigo Kitajima, Kouji Ochiai, Akihiko Sato
  • Patent number: 9214372
    Abstract: A substrate processing system includes a processing unit, a substrate loading unit, a substrate unloading unit, and a carrying unit. A carrying device has a constitution in which a suction portion suctioning and holding a substrate is rotatable about an arm portion provided in a base portion and the substrate is rotated in the state where the substrate is held by a holding portion. A coating device has a constitution in which a liquid material is ejected from a nozzle to both surfaces of the substrate rotating in an upright state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignee: TOKYO OHKA KOGYO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tsutomu Sahoda, Futoshi Shimai, Akihiko Sato
  • Patent number: 9010270
    Abstract: Provided is a coating device including: a substrate carrying unit which rotatably holds a substrate while the substrate is upright and is able to dispose the held substrate at a first position and a second position; an application unit which includes a liquid material nozzle ejecting a liquid material to each of first and second surfaces of the substrate disposed at the first position; and a removal unit which includes an accommodation mechanism accommodating a part of the peripheral edge portion of the substrate disposed at the second position and a cleaning liquid ejection mechanism ejecting a cleaning liquid to the peripheral edge portion and removes the liquid material of the peripheral edge portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Tokyo Ohka Kogyo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Futoshi Shimai, Akihiko Sato, Tsutomu Sahoda, Kenji Maruyama
  • Patent number: 8919756
    Abstract: A substrate processing system includes a processing unit, a substrate loading unit, a substrate unloading unit, and a carrying unit. A carrying device has a constitution in which a suction portion suctioning and holding a substrate is rotatable about an arm portion provided in a base portion and the substrate is rotated in the state where the substrate is held by a holding portion. A coating device has a constitution in which a liquid material is ejected from a nozzle to both surfaces of the substrate rotating in an upright state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Tokyo Ohka Kogyo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tsutomu Sahoda, Futoshi Shimai, Akihiko Sato
  • Publication number: 20140242284
    Abstract: A coating apparatus including a coating nozzle configured to apply a coating liquid to a substrate, and a gas supply part configured to supply a temperature control gas which controls an ejection direction of the coating liquid to the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2014
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: Tokyo Ohka Kogyo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Futoshi Shimai, Akihiko Sato, Kenji Maruyama, Hiroshi Hosoda, Masaki Chiba
  • Patent number: 8807072
    Abstract: Provided is a coating device including: a rotating part which rotatably holds a substrate while the substrate is upright; a cup portion disposed to surround an outer periphery of the substrate held by the rotating part and having an opening which exposes a first surface and a second surface of the substrate; a coating part which includes a nozzle ejecting a liquid material to the first surface and to the second surface of the substrate through the opening; and a cover portion which is provided on the first surface and the second surface sides of the substrate and by which the opening is opened and closed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Tokyo Ohka Kogyo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Futoshi Shimai, Tsutomu Sahoda, Akihiko Sato, Kenji Maruyama
  • Publication number: 20140175206
    Abstract: A spinning reel spool according to a first aspect of the present invention is a spinning reel spool that delivers fishing line forward. The spinning reel spool comprises a spool body and a ring member. This spool body has a body portion and a protruding portion. The protruding portion is integrally formed on a front side of the body portion. The protruding portion is annularly arranged and protrudes from the body portion in an axial direction of the spool body. The ring member is disposed on an outer circumferential portion of the protruding portion of the spool body. The ring member is held between the body portion and a plastically deformed part of the protruding portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2013
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicant: Shimano Inc.
    Inventors: Hirokazu HIRAOKA, Takuji TAKAMATSU, Keigo KITAJIMA, Kouji OCHIAI, Akihiko SATO
  • Publication number: 20140078372
    Abstract: An image display device capable of providing satisfactory user's visibility of an image including object images when the image and display bodies specifying particular regions of the object images are screen displayed. In a case where a horizontal direction distance between face detection frames for object images adjacent on a screen is equal to or less than a first threshold value and a vertical direction distance between face detection frames exceeds a second threshold value, a system controller of the image display device determines which one of the face detection frames is located on an upper side of the screen. A human body detection frame for the object image corresponding to the face detection frame determined as being located on an upper side on the screen is made non-display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2013
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Applicant: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masahiro Yamashita, Akihiko Sato, Kazuyoshi Kiyosawa
  • Patent number: 8667924
    Abstract: A coating device including a coating mechanism which includes nozzles for ejecting a liquid material onto front and rear surfaces of the substrate while rotating a substrate in an upright state, and a nozzle managing mechanism which manages the state of the nozzles, in which the nozzle managing mechanism includes a soaking portion which dips the front end of the nozzle in a soak solution, and a discharging portion which discharges at least the soak solution, and a nozzle managing method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignee: Tokyo Ohka Kogyo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tsutomu Sahoda, Futoshi Shimai, Akihiko Sato
  • Publication number: 20140035224
    Abstract: A sheet guiding device includes: gripper bars provided to delivery chains and each having a holding portion configured to hold an end portion of a paper sheet, the gripper bars configured to transport the paper sheet along a paper sheet transporting route spaced away from a travelling route of the delivery chains; a delivery cylinder having a guide surface and configured to guide the transported paper sheet, the guide surface extending along an arc-shaped transporting route portion in the paper sheet transporting route which is located outside an arc-shaped travelling route portion in the travelling route of the delivery chains and which is formed by the holding portion travelling along the arc-shaped travelling route portion; a linear travelling route portion formed downstream of the arc-shaped travelling route portion in a travelling direction of the delivery chains; and a suction guide for guiding the paper sheet to an inner side than the linear travelling route portion, the paper sheet located in a region
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2013
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Applicant: KOMORI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akihiko SATO, Yoichiro ABE
  • Patent number: 8638514
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an information recording device includes: a magnetic recording medium having tracks; and a recording controller configured to control recording of information on a track provided between a first track group and a second track group adjacent to the first track group, the first track group and the second track group being included in a plurality of track groups, each of which includes a plurality of adjacent tracks partially overlap each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Akihiko Sato, Tatsuya Haga
  • Publication number: 20140023231
    Abstract: An image processing device includes: a detecting unit, which detects a specific region of a human body from image data; a color selecting unit, which selects color information relative to the detected specific region; a correction amount acquisition unit, which acquires a correction amount corresponding to the selected color information; and a color conversion unit, which performs color conversion on the specific region based on the selected color information and the acquired correction amount.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2013
    Publication date: January 23, 2014
    Inventors: Yasuhiko Iwamoto, Akihiko Sato, Yoshinobu Sato, Kazuyoshi Kiyosawa
  • Patent number: D853316
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: BRIDGESTONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akihiko Sato, Masatomo Oshima