Patents by Inventor Akira Kato

Akira Kato 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).

  • Patent number: 10848039
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a rotor core having a plurality of core members stacked together includes determining weight imbalances for the plurality of core members with respect to a central axis of the rotor core; combining the weight imbalances of the plurality of core members to determine a weight distribution of the rotor core; and displacing the weight imbalances of one or more of the plurality of core members to adjust a position of the weight distribution of the rotor core with respect to the central axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Inventors: Akira Nagai, Kenji Katsuki, Go Kato
  • Publication number: 20200357807
    Abstract: A semiconductor memory array includes a first nonvolatile memory cell having a first charge storage layer and a first gate electrode and a second nonvolatile memory cell, adjacent to the first memory cell in a first direction, having a second charge storage layer and a second gate electrode. The first and second electrodes extend in a second direction perpendicular to the first direction, the first electrode has a first contact section extending toward the second electrode in the first direction, and the second electrode has a second contact section extending toward the first electrode in the first direction. The first and second contact positions are shifted in the second direction, respectively, and the first electrode and the first contact section are electrically separated from the second electrode and the second contact section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2020
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Inventors: Tsutomu OKAZAKI, Akira KATO, Kan YASUI, Kyoya NITTA, Digh HISAMOTO, Yasushi ISHII, Daisuke OKADA, Toshihiro TANAKA, Toshikazu MATSUI
  • Publication number: 20200357586
    Abstract: A gas circuit breaker of an embodiment includes a sealed container, a first contact part and a second contact part, an operation mechanism, an insulating nozzle, a pressure accumulator, and an electric field shield. The insulating nozzle is displaced in conjunction with the first contact part in a separation process of the first contact part and the second contact part. The insulating nozzle surrounds arc discharge generated between the first contact part and the second contact part. The electric field shield is attached to the insulating nozzle. The electric field shield has a floating potential during a period of at least part of the separation process. The electric field shield is electrically connected to the second contact part such that the electric field shield has the same potential in a completely open electrode state in which separation between the first contact part and the second contact part is terminated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2020
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Applicants: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA, TOSHIBA ENERGY SYSTEMS & SOLUTIONS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Amane MAJIMA, Tooru INOUE, Toshiyuki UCHII, Norimitsu KATO, Akira SHIMAMURA, Takanori YASUOKA, Tsutomu TANAKA, Tadashi MORI
  • Publication number: 20200357549
    Abstract: A magnetic device includes a winding, and insulators by which the winding is surrounded. Each of the insulators is in contact with the winding. A gap exists between each two adjacent of the insulators in a winding direction of the winding.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2020
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Inventors: Yoshitake NAKAGAWA, Takehiko YAMAKAWA, Motohiko FUJIMURA, Akira KATO, Kazuyuki SAKIYAMA
  • Patent number: 10829862
    Abstract: In a tin-plated product wherein a surface of a substrate 10 of copper or a copper alloy is plated with tin, an underlying layer 12 of at least one of nickel and a copper-nickel alloy is formed on the surface of the substrate 10, and an outermost layer formed on the surface of the underlying layer 12 is composed of a copper-tin alloy layer 14 and tin layers 16, the copper-tin alloy 14 being formed of a large number of crystal grains of a copper-tin alloy, each of the tin layers 16 being arranged in a corresponding one of recessed portions, each of which is formed between adjacent crystal grains of the large number of crystal grains of the copper-tin alloy, the adjacent crystal grains being adjacent to each other on the outermost surface of the outer most layer, the area ratio occupied by the tin layers 16 on the outermost surface being 20 to 80%, and the maximum thickness of the tin layers 16 being smaller than the average particle diameter of the crystal grains of the copper-tin alloy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignees: DOWA METALTECH CO., LTD., YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tatsunori Murata, Hirotaka Kotani, Hideki Endo, Akira Sugawara, Yuta Sonoda, Tetsuo Kato, Hideki Ohsumi, Jyun Toyoizumi
  • Publication number: 20200340004
    Abstract: MPO1 and MPO2 can be regulated for either decreasing or increasing alkaloid levels in plants, in particular in Nicotiana plants. In particular, suppressing or overexpressing one or more of MPO1 and MPO2 may be used to decrease or increase nicotine and nicotinic alkaloid levels in tobacco plants. Suppression or overexpression of one or more of MPO1 and MPO2 may be used in combination with modification of expression of other genes encoding enzymes on the nicotinic alkaloid biosynthetic pathway such as A622, NBB1, PMT, and QPT.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2020
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Applicant: 22nd Century Limited, LLC
    Inventors: Takashi HASHIMOTO, Akira Kato
  • Publication number: 20200333056
    Abstract: A refrigeration cycle apparatus includes a refrigerant circuit and a controller for controlling the refrigerant circuit. The refrigerant circuit includes a compressor, a condenser, a pressure-reducing device and an evaporator. Refrigerant circulating through the refrigerant circuit contains propane or propylene. The controller sets a degree of superheat of refrigerant at an entrance port of the compressor to be a value greater than or equal to 10 degrees.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2018
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Inventors: Daisuke ITO, Shin NAKAMURA, Shun KATO, Akira ISHIBASHI
  • Publication number: 20200331282
    Abstract: A tape cassette includes a box-like housing, a tape mounted within the housing, a hole and a first indicator portion. The housing includes a top wall having a top surface, a bottom wall having a bottom surface and opposing the top wall, and a front wall having a specified height and being formed along peripheries of the top wall and the bottom wall. The hole is provided in the front wall. The first indicator portion includes at least one first aperture and indicates a first element among a plurality of elements of a type of the tape. The first indicator portion is provided in a portion, spaced from the front wall, of the bottom wall. The hole and the one first aperture is located to intersect a virtual line orthogonal to the front wall when viewing along a vertical direction orthogonal to the top wall and the bottom wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2020
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Inventors: Koshiro YAMAGUCHI, Akira SAGO, Takashi HORIUCHI, Yasuhiro IRIYAMA, Yasuhiro SHIBATA, Tsuyoshi NAGAE, Masato KATO, Teruo IMAMAKI
  • Publication number: 20200335587
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a semiconductor device includes first, second and third electrodes, first and second semiconductor layers, and a first compound member. A position of the third electrode is between a position of the second electrode and a position of the first electrode. The first semiconductor layer includes first, second, third, fourth, and fifth partial regions. The fourth partial region is between the third and first partial regions. The fifth partial region is between the second and third partial regions. The second semiconductor layer includes first, second, and third semiconductor regions. The third semiconductor region is between the first partial region and the first electrode. The first compound member includes first compound portions between the third semiconductor region and the first electrode. A portion of the first electrode is between one of the first compound portions and an other one of the first compound portions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2020
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Applicants: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA, TOSHIBA ELECTRONIC DEVICES & STORAGE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroshi ONO, Akira MUKAI, Yosuke KAJIWARA, Daimotsu KATO, Aya SHINDOME, Masahiko KURAGUCHI
  • Patent number: 10802419
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a developer container including a frame configured to define a developer containing portion, a first electrode, and a second electrode arranged on a surface of the frame and having a surface opposed to the first electrode, a developer amount in the developer containing portion being detected based on a capacitance between the first electrode and the second electrode, the method including: holding a conductive resin member constituting the second electrode on a mold configured to mold the frame, a surface of the conductive resin member being in contact with a surface of the mold configured to mold a surface of the frame on a side of the developer containing portion; injecting a resin to be formed into the frame, into the mold on which the conductive resin member is held; and curing the resin to form the frame to which the second electrode is fixed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Taku Watanabe, Masahito Kato, Go Shindo, Atsushi Toda, Katsuichi Abe, Motonari Ito, Akira Suzuki, Junichi Matsumura, Naoki Matsumaru
  • Patent number: 10804067
    Abstract: Provided is a charged particle beam apparatus including: an XY stage on which a sample is placed; a charged particle beam source which irradiates the sample with a charged particle beam; a detector which detects charged particles emitted from the sample upon the irradiation with the charged particle beam; an image generator which generates an SEM image of the sample based on a detection signal output by the detector; and a controller configured to set control parameters based on a movement starting point and a movement ending point of the XY stage and control a driving unit for moving the XY stage according to the control parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: HITACHI HIGH-TECH CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takanori Kato, Motohiro Takahashi, Naruo Watanabe, Akira Nishioka, Masaki Mizuochi, Shuichi Nakagawa, Hironori Ogawa
  • Publication number: 20200319605
    Abstract: A radio wave watch includes: an exterior case; a dial plate disposed within the exterior case; a substrate disposed on a rear side of the dial plate within the exterior case; a first ground layer disposed on the substrate; an antenna that has a planar emitting electrode disposed between a center of the exterior case and an inner wall surface of the exterior case and opposed to the first ground layer, a planar short-circuit part electrically connecting an end part of the emitting electrode to the first ground layer, and a connecting part connecting the emitting electrode to a receiving circuit of the substrate; and a second ground layer disposed on an opposite side to the emission electrode side across the short-circuit part on the substrate and having a width equal to or greater than a width of the short-circuit part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2018
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Applicant: CITIZEN WATCH CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshiyasu WATANABE, Ken KITAMURA, Shuji NAKA, Akira KATO
  • Publication number: 20200301371
    Abstract: Provided is a portable radio-controlled watch including: an antenna electrode; a receiving circuit arranged on a circuit board; a pair of connection pins, each of which has one end contacting the antenna electrode, and which are arranged in parallel to each other; intermediate wiring, which is connected to another end of each of the pair of connection pins, and extends in a direction separating from a case body; and RF connection wiring, which connects the intermediate wiring and the receiving circuit to each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Inventors: Ken KITAMURA, Akira KATO, Shuji NAKA, Yohsuke NOMA
  • Publication number: 20200299099
    Abstract: To make it possible to comprehensively predict the movement of people by associating an elevator control system in a facility such as a building and an external system other than this system with each other and thereby provide a new service that has not existed before.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Inventors: Takahiro HATORI, Masayasu FUJIWARA, Akira OMACHI, Takamichi HOSHINO, Satoru TORIYABE, Manabu KATO, Atsuya FUJINO, Wataru TORIUMI
  • Publication number: 20200295169
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a semiconductor device includes first to third electrodes, first to third nitride regions, and first and second insulating films. The first nitride region includes AlxiGai-x1N, and includes first and second partial regions, a third partial region between the first and second partial regions, a fourth partial region between the first and third partial regions, and a fifth partial region between the third and second partial regions. The first nitride region includes first to fifth partial regions. The second nitride region includes Alx2Ga1-x2N, and sixth and seventh partial regions. At least a portion of the third electrode is between the sixth and seventh partial regions. The first insulating film includes silicon and oxygen and includes first and second insulating regions. The third nitride region includes Alx3Ga1-x3N, and first to seventh portions. The second insulating film includes silicon and oxygen and includes third to seventh insulating regions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2019
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Applicants: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA, TOSHIBA ELECTRONIC DEVICES & STORAGE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Daimotsu KATO, Yosuke Kajiwara, Akira Mukai, Aya Shindome, Hiroshi Ono, Masahiko Kuraguchi
  • Patent number: 10767549
    Abstract: An auxiliary chamber having an auxiliary fuel injector is formed on the top surface of a main combustion chamber. When making the air-fuel mixture inside the auxiliary chamber burn, the air-fuel mixture inside the main combustion chamber is burned by jet flames ejected from a communicating hole. After engine startup and until the elapse of a wall surface lower temperature period where the wall surface temperature of the auxiliary chamber becomes a lower temperature than the wall surface temperature of the auxiliary chamber at the time of completion of warmup, an injection ratio of an injection amount of liquid fuel from the auxiliary fuel injector to a fuel injection amount from a main fuel injector is made to decrease compared with after completion of warmup.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Akira Kato
  • Patent number: 10757677
    Abstract: A non-transitory computer-readable recording medium having stored therein a base station determination program for causing a computer to execute a process includes: acquiring position information on a communication terminal; assigning, based on position information on each of a plurality of base stations stored in advance in a storage and the acquired position information on the communication terminal, one or more base stations other than a base station that includes a point at which a radio wave characteristic based on longitude information changes in a time slot during which communication is to be performed, and which is provided between a position of the base station and a position of the communication terminal, as one or more base station candidates from among the plurality of base stations; and determining a base station that is to communicate with the communication terminal from among the one or more base station candidates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Taki Kono, Akira Kato, Kosei Takano, Machiko Kawamura, Yukio Sato, Kanami Hitsuda, Teruaki Nakayama, Hiroki Nikai
  • Publication number: 20200262310
    Abstract: A charging control device includes: a determination section configured to make a determination as to whether an auxiliary device battery that supplies electric power to auxiliary devices of a vehicle is within a predetermined first temperature range; and a control section configured to, in a case in which the auxiliary device battery is within the first temperature range, cause a charging section to charge the auxiliary device battery.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2019
    Publication date: August 20, 2020
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Toru ONO, Akira UMEMOTO, Takuya ITOH, Tomoyuki KATO, Makoto FUJII
  • Patent number: 10744802
    Abstract: A tape cassette that includes a box-shaped cassette case whose outline being defined by a bottom wall, a top wall, and a side wall and including a plurality of corner portions, at least one tape contained within a tape containment area defined within the outline, a pair of cavities extending from the bottom wall and being provided between the tape containment area and the outline at opposite ends of a diagonal line connecting one of the corner portions to another of the corner portions, and a side face indicator portion provided in the side wall, indicating a type of the tape, and including a plurality of indicator portions disposed in a pattern in accordance with the type of the tape, each of the indicator portions being one of a switch hole and a surface portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Koshiro Yamaguchi, Tsutomu Kato, Masato Kato, Yasuhiro Iriyama, Yasuhiro Shibata, Teruo Imamaki, Akira Sago, Tsuyoshi Nagae, Takashi Horiuchi, Tomohiko Sugino, Kengo Noda
  • Patent number: 10744798
    Abstract: A tape cassette that includes a housing having a top surface, a bottom surface, a rear wall, a front wall, and a tape feed exit located on the front wall, a tape included at least partially within the housing and configured to be fed along a tape feed path extending to the tape feed exit, and a first indicator aperture positioned on the front wall and a second indicator aperture position on a rear portion of the bottom surface. A position of the first indicator aperture on the front wall indicates a type of the tape included within the housing. A position of the second indicator aperture indicates a color of characters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Koshiro Yamaguchi, Tsuyoshi Nagae, Teruo Imamaki, Masato Kato, Takashi Horiuchi, Akira Sago, Yasuhiro Iriyama, Yasuhiro Shibata