Patents by Inventor Akihiro Sato

Akihiro 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: 20210168118
    Abstract: A communication system (1) includes a terminal information acquisition unit configured to acquire version information of an OS of a terminal (10), a comparison unit configured to compare a version of the OS of the terminal (10) acquired by the terminal information acquisition unit with a latest version of the corresponding OS, and a setting unit configured to set, when the version of the OS of the terminal (10) is not the latest version, a path along which traffic of the terminal (10) passes through a security appliance (5), and set, when the version of the OS of the terminal (10) is the latest version, a path along which the traffic of the terminal (10) does not pass through the security appliance (5).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2019
    Publication date: June 3, 2021
    Inventors: Shinya KAWANO, Hiroaki Sato, Hideo Tsuchiya, Akihiro Okada
  • Publication number: 20210140329
    Abstract: A first-stage stator vane for a gas turbine includes: a first portion partially forming an airfoil which includes a pressure surface, a suction surface, and a trailing edge; and a second portion positioned at a leading-edge side of the airfoil with respect to the first portion, the second portion having a recess portion or a protruding portion. The recess portion or the protruding portion of the second portion has a pair of side wall surfaces, and an angle formed between the pair of side wall surfaces is less than 90 angular degrees.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2018
    Publication date: May 13, 2021
    Inventors: Kentaro TOKUYAMA, Kenji SATO, Keisuke MATSUYAMA, Takaya KODA, Shunsuke TORII, Tetsuya SHIMMYO, Shinya HASHIMOTO, Akihiro MURAKAMI
  • Patent number: 10995714
    Abstract: An outboard motor includes an engine, a fuel tank, a fuel pathway, a fuel pump, and a controller. The engine includes a fuel injector. The fuel tank includes an internal space in which fuel is stored. The fuel pathway is connected to the fuel injector and the fuel tank. The fuel pump is disposed in the fuel pathway, and supplies the fuel from the fuel tank to the fuel injector. The controller controls the fuel pump. The controller determines whether or not a start condition, indicating that air has entered the fuel pathway, is satisfied. The controller is configured or programmed to execute an air releasing control to open the fuel injector and drive the fuel pump when the start condition is satisfied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: YAMAHA HATSUDOKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hiroki Sato, Akihiro Noma
  • Publication number: 20210126012
    Abstract: A nonvolatile semiconductor memory device that have a new structure are provided, in which memory cells are laminated in a three dimensional state so that the chip area may be reduced. The nonvolatile semiconductor memory device of the present invention is a nonvolatile semiconductor memory device that has a plurality of the memory strings, in which a plurality of electrically programmable memory cells is connected in series. The memory strings comprise a pillar shaped semiconductor; a first insulation film formed around the pillar shaped semiconductor; a charge storage layer formed around the first insulation film; the second insulation film formed around the charge storage layer; and first or nth electrodes formed around the second insulation film (n is natural number more than 1). The first or nth electrodes of the memory strings and the other first or nth electrodes of the memory strings are respectively the first or nth conductor layers that are spread in a two dimensional state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2021
    Publication date: April 29, 2021
    Applicant: Kioxia Corporation
    Inventors: Masaru KITO, Hideaki AOCHI, Ryota KATSUMATA, Akihiro NITAYAMA, Masaru KIDOH, Hiroyasu TANAKA, Yoshiaki FUKUZUMI, Yasuyuki MATSUOKA, Mitsuru SATO
  • Publication number: 20210126011
    Abstract: A nonvolatile semiconductor memory device that have a new structure are provided, in which memory cells are laminated in a three dimensional state so that the chip area may be reduced. The nonvolatile semiconductor memory device of the present invention is a nonvolatile semiconductor memory device that has a plurality of the memory strings, in which a plurality of electrically programmable memory cells is connected in series. The memory strings comprise a pillar shaped semiconductor; a first insulation film formed around the pillar shaped semiconductor; a charge storage layer formed around the first insulation film; the second insulation film formed around the charge storage layer; and first or nth electrodes formed around the second insulation film (n is natural number more than 1). The first or nth electrodes of the memory strings and the other first or nth electrodes of the memory strings are respectively the first or nth conductor layers that are spread in a two dimensional state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2021
    Publication date: April 29, 2021
    Applicant: Kioxia Corporation
    Inventors: Masaru KITO, Hideaki AOCHI, Ryota KATSUMATA, Akihiro NITAYAMA, Masaru KIDOH, Hiroyasu TANAKA, Yoshiaki FUKUZUMI, Yasuyuki MATSUOKA, Mitsuru SATO
  • Patent number: 10982758
    Abstract: A control device of a vehicle disposed on a vehicle including an engine and a fluid transmission device including a lockup clutch, the control device of a vehicle comprises: an automated-driving running control portion automatically controlling at least an engine torque so that the vehicle runs in a predefined target running state without requiring an acceleration/deceleration operation; and a lockup control portion engaging/releasing the lockup clutch in accordance with a predefined lockup condition. The automated-driving running control portion includes a fuel efficiency priority running portion setting the target running state such that the lockup clutch is brought into an engaged state in accordance with the lockup condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kazuhiko Yamada, Akihiro Sato
  • Patent number: 10961161
    Abstract: A production method of a ceramic matrix composite is consisted of: forming a ceramic compact including one or more of a reinforcement fiber and a powder, each including SiC; attaching an ingot of a ternary or more multicomponent Si alloy including Y onto the ceramic compact; and infiltrating the alloy into the ceramic compact by heating up to a temperature at which the alloy melts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: IHI Corporation
    Inventors: Shingo Kanazawa, Akihiro Sato, Yousuke Mizokami, Takeshi Nakamura, Ryoji Kakiuchi, Yuuya Nagami
  • Publication number: 20200384538
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a metal member including a first part and a second part includes a first fabrication process of fabricating the first part through a three-dimensional metal stack fabrication by a powder bed method, and a second fabrication process of fabricating an outer circumference of the second part through the three-dimensional metal stack fabrication by the powder bed method, and then sintering metallic powder remaining in an inner portion of the second part by hot isostatic pressing so as to fabricate the second part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2020
    Publication date: December 10, 2020
    Applicant: IHI Corporation
    Inventors: Akihiro SATO, Tomomichi OZAKI
  • Publication number: 20200219717
    Abstract: A substrate processing apparatus includes: a process chamber configured to process a substrate; a precursor gas supply section for supplying a precursor gas; a reactant gas supply section for supplying a reactant gas; an exhauster for exhausting the process chamber; a plasma generator including first and second plasma generators for converting the reactant gas into plasma to activate the reactant gas, the first and second plasma generators being disposed so that a straight line passing through the center of the process chamber and the exhauster is interposed therebetween; and a gas rectifier including a first partition member disposed along an inner wall of the process chamber between the precursor gas supply section and the first plasma generator, and a second partition member disposed at an outer circumferential portion of the substrate along an inner wall of the process chamber between the precursor gas supply section and the second plasma generator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2020
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Applicant: KOKUSAI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akihiro SATO, Daisuke HARA
  • Patent number: 10597339
    Abstract: A method is described for chiral resolution of chiral species contained in a liquid placed in a cell formed by an inner wall and an outer wall surrounding the inner wall over at least a portion of the inner wall, where each of the outer and inner walls are a solid of revolution about a longitudinal axis and are coaxial to one another, where the method comprises rotating the outer wall in one direction of rotation with respect to the inner wall for generating a Taylor-Couette flow within the liquid; collecting at least one of the chiral species.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignees: Universite de Strasbourg, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique—CNRS
    Inventors: Thomas Marinus Hermans, Akihiro Sato, Vincent Marichez
  • Publication number: 20200024199
    Abstract: A production method of a ceramic matrix composite is consisted of: forming a ceramic compact including one or more of a reinforcement fiber and a powder, each including SiC; attaching an ingot of a ternary or more multicomponent Si alloy including Y onto the ceramic compact; and infiltrating the alloy into the ceramic compact by heating up to a temperature at which the alloy melts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2019
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Applicant: IHI Corporation
    Inventors: Shingo KANAZAWA, Akihiro SATO, Yousuke Mizokami, Takeshi Nakamura, Ryoji Kakiuchi, Yuuya Nagami
  • Publication number: 20200024198
    Abstract: A ceramic matrix composite includes a substrate which contains a fibrous body made of silicon carbide fiber, and a matrix which is formed in the substrate, and which contains silicon carbide and a silicon material made of silicon or a binary silicon alloy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2018
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Applicant: IHI Corporation
    Inventors: Akihiro SATO, Shingo KANAZAWA, Yuuya NAGAMI, Ryoji KAKIUCHI
  • Patent number: 10521990
    Abstract: In a digital key system, each of a digital key and a digital lock include two terminals and an electric circuit to superimpose and separate a high-frequency signal and a DC current. A microcomputer is operated by DC current supplied from a battery of the digital key through the electric circuit when the digital key is connected to the digital lock, thereby causing an NFC unit to perform communication by the high-frequency signal with the digital key through the electric circuit, read unlocking authority information from a non-contact memory, and authenticate the read unlocking authority information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: TOKAI RIKEN CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Akihiro Sato, Nobuhiko Segi, Masami Umemura
  • Patent number: 10522069
    Abstract: An error diffusion unit generates difference error addition data by adding, to pixel data of a target pixel among pixels in a display element, neighboring error data and difference error data of a pixel processed immediately before, and generates error diffusion data using data on a high-order bit amide of the difference error addition data. The error diffusion unit calculates error data of the target pixel using data on a low-order bit side of the difference error addition data, and calculates difference error data to be added to pixel data of a pixel to be processed subsequently, using a difference between the error data of the target pixel and the error data of the neighboring pixels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: JVC KENWOOD CORPORATION
    Inventor: Akihiro Sato
  • Publication number: 20190390333
    Abstract: There is provided a technique that includes executing a process recipe for processing a substrate; and executing a correction recipe for checking a characteristic value of a supply valve installed at a process gas supply line, wherein the act of executing the correction recipe comprises: supplying an inert gas into the process gas supply line for a certain period of time in a state where an adjusting valve that is installed at an exhaust portion of a process furnace and adjusts an internal pressure of the process furnace is fully opened; detecting a pressure value in a supply pipe provided with the supply valve while supplying the inert gas into the process gas supply line in the state where the adjusting valve is fully opened; and calculating the characteristic value of the supply valve based on the detected pressure value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2019
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Applicant: KOKUSAI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masaya NISHIDA, Nobuhito SHIMA, Akihiro SATO, Yosuke KUWATA, Kenichi MAEDA
  • Publication number: 20190353243
    Abstract: A control device of a vehicle disposed on a vehicle including an engine and a fluid transmission device including a lockup clutch, the control device of a vehicle comprises: an automated-driving running control portion automatically controlling at least an engine torque so that the vehicle runs in a predefined target running state without requiring an acceleration/deceleration operation; and a lockup control portion engaging/releasing the lockup clutch in accordance with a predefined lockup condition. The automated-driving running control portion includes a fuel efficiency priority running portion setting the target running state such that the lockup clutch is brought into an engaged state in accordance with the lockup condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2019
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kazuhiko YAMADA, Akihiro SATO
  • Publication number: 20190304223
    Abstract: In a digital key system, each of a digital key and a digital lock include two terminals and an electric circuit to superimpose and separate a high-frequency signal and a DC current. A microcomputer is operated by DC current supplied from a battery of the digital key through the electric circuit when the digital key is connected to the digital lock, thereby causing an NFC unit to perform communication by the high-frequency signal with the digital key through the electric circuit, read unlocking authority information from a non-contact memory, and authenticate the read unlocking authority information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Applicant: TOKAI RIKEN CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Akihiro SATO, Nobuhiko SEGI, Masami UMEMURA
  • Patent number: 10358700
    Abstract: A thermal barrier-coated Ni alloy component includes: a substrate made of a Ni alloy containing Al; an intermediate layer formed on a surface of the substrate; and a thermal barrier layer made of a ceramic and formed on a surface of the intermediate layer. The intermediate layer includes a ?? layer, which is formed from a ??-Ni3Al phase on the surface on the thermal barrier layer side, and contains Pt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignees: IHI CORPORATION, NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR MATERIALS SCIENCE
    Inventors: Hiroki Yoshizawa, Akira Tateno, Akihiro Sato, Kota Sasaki, Masato Ishida, Yoshito Yasui, Hideyuki Murakami, Hiromichi Murakami
  • Publication number: 20190160054
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a pharmaceutical combination which may be useful for the treatment of diseases which involve cell proliferation, especially metastatic colorectal cancer comprising 3-Z-[1-(4-(N-((4-methyl-piperazin-1-yl)-methylcarbonyl)-N-methyl-amino)-anilino)-1-phenyl-methylene]-6-methoxycarbonyl-2-indo lino ne or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, and 2?-deoxy-5-(trifluoromethyl)uridine or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, and 5-chloro-6-[(2-iminopyrrolidin-1-yl)methyl]pyrimidine-2,4(1H,3H)-dione or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, wherein the molar ratio of 2?-deoxy-5-(trifluoromethyl)uridine or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, and 5-chloro-6-[(2-iminopyrrolidin-1-yl)methyl]pyrimidine-2,4(1H,3H)-dione or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, is 1:0.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2017
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Inventors: Soetkin VLASSAK, Yasutoshi KUBOKI, Akihiro SATO, Takayuki YOSHINO
  • Publication number: 20190157049
    Abstract: There is provided a plasma generating device that includes a first electrode connected to a high-frequency power supply, and a second electrode to be grounded, wherein the first electrode and the second electrode are alternately arranged such that a number of electrodes of the first electrode and the second electrode are in an odd number of three or more in total, and wherein the second electrode is used in common for two of the first electrode being respectively adjacent to the second electrode used in common.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2019
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Applicant: KOKUSAI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akihiro SATO, Tsuyoshi TAKEDA, Yukitomo HIROCHI