Patents by Inventor Akira Saito

Akira Saito 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: 10979581
    Abstract: In the case where a voice control device can communicate with a printing apparatus and a display apparatus, a user is provided with visual presentations of notifications on the display apparatus where print processing instructions are provided to the printing apparatus based on user instructions issued to the voice control device by voice.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Akira Okamoto, Takuho Taguchi, Ryohei Saito
  • Publication number: 20210099038
    Abstract: A rotor includes a rotor core, a first magnet, a second magnet, and a holder made of resin. Both a radially inner surface and a radially outer surface of the first magnet are covered with the rotor core. The second magnet includes a radially inner surface covered with the rotor core, and a radially outer surface exposed from the rotor core. The holder includes a first inner pressing portion and a second inner pressing portion. The first inner pressing portion presses the first magnet radially outward from a radially inner side of the first magnet. The second inner pressing portion presses the second magnet radially outward from a radially inner side of the second magnet. Accordingly, the first magnet and the second magnet are accurately positioned for the rotor core.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2020
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Inventors: Yuya SAITO, Hideo FUJIWARA, Akira ICHIEN
  • Patent number: 10953622
    Abstract: A sheet processing device includes: a conveying module that conveys a folded sheet; and a pressing module that presses a folded part of the folded sheet by rotating about a direction orthogonal to a sheet conveying direction of the conveying module as a rotation axis. The pressing module includes a projecting part arranged in a certain range in a direction of the rotation axis along a circumferential surface about the rotation axis. The projecting part is formed to be symmetric with respect to a middle part of the rotation axis in the direction of the rotation axis, and the projecting part arranged on one side from the middle part along the direction of the rotation axis are formed such that a position of the projecting part in a rotational direction of the circumferential surface varies along the direction of the rotation axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Michitaka Suzuki, Tomohiro Furuhashi, Tomomichi Hoshino, Akira Kunieda, Takahiro Watanabe, Yuji Suzuki, Satoshi Saito, Koki Sakano, Takao Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20210082669
    Abstract: A plasma processing apparatus includes a process container that forms a process space to accommodate a target substrate, and a first electrode and a second electrode disposed opposite each other inside the process container. The first electrode is an upper electrode and the second electrode is a lower electrode and configured to support the target substrate through a mount face. A correction ring is disposed to surround the target substrate placed on the mount face of the second electrode. The correction ring includes a combination of a first ring to be around the target substrate and a second ring arranged around or above the first ring. A power supply unit is configured to apply a first electric potential and a second electric potential respectively to the first ring and the second ring to generate a potential difference between the first and second rings. The power supply unit is configured to variably set the potential difference.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2020
    Publication date: March 18, 2021
    Inventors: Akira KOSHIISHI, Masaru SUGIMOTO, Kunihiko HINATA, Noriyuki KOBAYASHI, Chishio KOSHIMIZU, Ryuji OHTANI, Kazuo KIBI, Masashi SAITO, Naoki MATSUMOTO, Yoshinobu OHYA, Manabu IWATA, Daisuke YANO, Yohei YAMAZAWA, Hidetoshi HANAOKA, Toshihiro HAYAMI, Hiroki YAMAZAKI, Manabu SATO
  • Publication number: 20210062572
    Abstract: A functional member-attached glass window includes a glass window to be erected on a floor surface and having a glass plate, and a functional member having a surface area smaller than that of the glass plate and arranged at a position apart from and higher than the floor surface, wherein the functional member is pasted to the glass plate via a spacer and joined to the spacer with a fastening part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2020
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Applicants: AGC Inc., AGC GLASS EUROPE, AGC FLAT GLASS NORTH AMERICA, INC., AGC Vidros do Brasil Ltda.
    Inventors: Mayu OGAWA, Mitsuo FUKUDA, Masahiro MATSUMURA, Akira SAITO
  • Patent number: 10938119
    Abstract: A wireless communication apparatus includes a transmitting antenna; and a receiving antenna that receives a wireless signal transmitted from the transmitting antenna. Each of the transmitting antenna and the receiving antenna includes a plurality of circular loop antennas arranged concentrically in an identical plane, each of the plurality of circular loop antennas having a loop perimeter approximately equal to an integer multiple of one wavelength determined from a frequency in a wireless communication; and a plurality of feeding sections individually connected with the plurality of circular loop antennas. A central axis of the plurality of circular loop antennas of the transmitting antenna and a central axis of the plurality of circular loop antennas of the receiving antenna are arranged approximately on a straight line. Thus, a wireless signal is transmitted between the circular loop antennas having a loop perimeter of a transmitting side and a receiving side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Inventors: Akira Saito, Kazuhiko Honjo, Ryo Ishikawa, Hiroto Otsuka
  • Patent number: 10935911
    Abstract: A fixing device includes an endless belt rotatable in a predetermined direction of rotation and a nip formation assembly disposed opposite an inner circumferential surface of the endless belt. An opposed rotary body is pressed against the nip formation assembly via the endless belt to form a fixing nip between the endless belt and the opposed rotary body through which a recording medium bearing a toner image is conveyed. A belt holder contacts and supports each lateral end of the endless belt in an axial direction thereof. The belt holder is isolated from the opposed rotary body with a first interval interposed therebetween in the axial direction of the endless belt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Teppei Kawata, Masahiko Satoh, Masaaki Yoshikawa, Kenji Ishii, Hiroshi Yoshinaga, Tadashi Ogawa, Takahiro Imada, Hiromasa Takagi, Kazuya Saito, Naoki Iwaya, Kensuke Yamaji, Takamasa Hase, Toshihiko Shimokawa, Shuutaroh Yuasa, Takuya Seshita, Takeshi Uchitani, Arinobu Yoshiura, Hajime Gotoh, Akira Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10933619
    Abstract: A shaping plate to be set on a shaping stage of a shaping system for performing shaping by an additive manufacturing method includes a water-insoluble base substrate and an underlying layer containing a water-soluble material on at least one surface of the base substrate, wherein the base substrate has a plurality of through holes that extend in the direction intersecting the surface provided with the underlying layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Akira Sugiyama, Tomohiro Saito, Yukio Hanyu, Naotake Sato, Masahiko Takahashi
  • Patent number: 10928231
    Abstract: The present invention addresses the problem of obtaining a thermal flow meter capable of reducing a pulsation error by preventing a discharge port and a main outlet from being blocked by a vortex during a transient period and reducing a difference between flow speed distributions in normal and pulsation states. This thermal flow meter is provided with a housing disposed in a main passage; and a sub passage provided in the housing. In addition, in the housing, a first outlet and a second outlet of the sub passage are disposed in a downstream end portion of the housing, and a curved surface section is provided adjacent to the first and second outlets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Inventors: Takeshi Morino, Shinobu Tashiro, Akira Uenodan, Tomoaki Saito, Masashi Fukaya
  • Patent number: 10925962
    Abstract: Provided are: a polymeric IgA-type recombinant antibody; a medicine containing this polymeric IgA-type recombinant antibody as an active ingredient; a method for producing this polymeric IgA type antibody, the method including the step of coexpressing an IgA-type antibody heavy-chain protein, an antibody light-chain protein, an antibody J-chain protein, and a secretory component protein within a single cell; and a method for improving the antigen-binding activity or neutralizing activity of this antibody, the method including the step of making an antibody into a polymeric IgA-type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Nippi, Incorporated
    Inventors: Shinji Saito, Tadaki Suzuki, Hideki Hasegawa, Akira Ainai, Kiyoko Goto, Tomonori Ueno, Yuki Taga
  • Patent number: 10914222
    Abstract: In a gas sensor having a gas sensor element, a solid electrolyte body has a cylindrical cup shape, one end of which is closed to form a bottom part, and the other end of which is open. The solid electrolyte body has oxygen ion conductivity. A reference electrode is arranged on an interior surface of the solid electrolyte body. An atmosphere is in contact with the reference electrode. The measurement electrode is arranged on an exterior surface of the solid electrode body. Exhaust gas as a detection target is in contact with the measurement electrode. At least one of the measurement electrode and the reference electrode contains thallium particles, within a range of 0.1 ppm and not more than 150 ppm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Inventor: Akira Saito
  • Publication number: 20210023868
    Abstract: Disclosed is a printed object which, even if using a receptive layer that is difficult for a monomer in an active energy ray curable ink to penetrate, has excellent adhesion between the active energy ray curable ink and the receptive layer, and in which the amount of unreacted monomer dissipated from the printed object is low. This printed object includes an ink receptive layer laminated on a substrate surface and having an ink absorption rate of 100% or less, and an ink layer laminated on a surface of the ink receptive layer and made from an active energy ray curable ink which includes a polymerizable compound, wherein the glass transition temperature of the polymerizable compound is ?45-25° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2019
    Publication date: January 28, 2021
    Inventors: Yasuhiro ANZAI, Naoyuki MASUDA, Akira SUETSUGU, Shinya SAKAGUCHI, Mami SAITO
  • Publication number: 20210016763
    Abstract: Provided is a brake bleeding device for bleeding air accumulated in brake fluid inside a braking device provided in a vehicle. The brake bleeding device includes: a master cylinder constituting a part of the braking device and provided inside a front-side storage chamber, the master cylinder being configured to generate brake hydraulic pressure in accordance with a stroke of an input piston; a brake pedal unit provided inside the front-side storage chamber and configured to give pressing force in a stroke direction to the input piston when a link mechanism connected to the input piston via a rod is operated; and an operating lever attached to the link mechanism in a state where the link mechanism is operable by the operating lever. The operating lever extends downward to a position where the operating lever is accessible from outside the front-side storage chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2020
    Publication date: January 21, 2021
    Inventors: Ikuru KONNO, Takenori Kubo, Keiichi Naito, Kazuki Uesugi, Akira Takioka, Itsuki Miyachi, Yuji Saito, Taisei Matsubara
  • Patent number: 10890750
    Abstract: An observation system includes a microscope optical system, an image pickup unit, an image pickup control unit, a detection unit, and an observation control unit. The image pickup unit is configured to take an image of a field-of-view range of the microscope optical system. The image pickup control unit is configured to cause the image pickup unit to take images of an observation sample in the field-of-view range at a plurality of focal positions and generate detection images. The detection unit is configured to detect a three-dimensional position of an observation target object in the observation sample from the detection images. The observation control unit is configured to fit the field-of-view range of the microscope optical system to the three-dimensional position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Kyoto University
    Inventors: Suguru Dowaki, Shiori Oshima, Eriko Matsui, Tatsutoshi Nakahata, Megumu Saito, Akira Niwa
  • Publication number: 20210006899
    Abstract: A howling suppression apparatus includes: an integration processing part that obtains the maximum value among L values corresponding to n-th frames of L i-th signals, for i=1, 2, . . . , L, L being any integer equal to or greater than 2, the L i-th signals being frequency-domain signals obtained from sound signals collected by multiple microphones; and a howling suppression processing part that performs howling suppression processing on at least any of the L i-th signals using the maximum value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2019
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Inventors: Shoichiro SAITO, Kazunori KOBAYASHI, Akira NAKAGAWA, Noboru HARADA
  • Publication number: 20200410851
    Abstract: A device and related method are associated with a focus vehicle. The device comprises a sensor that senses area information about an information area usable to assist the focus vehicle and an oncoming vehicle to pass each other, a transmitter that broadcasts the area information via a vehicle-to-vehicle network protocol, and a controller. The controller produces an assisting result from the area information and vehicle information related to the focus vehicle and the oncoming vehicle. The vehicle information includes first distance information of the focus vehicle from the information area, and second distance information of the oncoming vehicle from the information area. The device includes a display that displays virtual traffic information representing at least stopping and proceeding of the focus vehicle onto a windshield of the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2019
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Inventors: Akira Saito, Hayato Uenohara, Hiroki Yoshinaga, Kazuhiro Konno, Masakuni Okada, Takeyuki Shimura
  • Publication number: 20200398458
    Abstract: Provided is a resin particle producing method including: a fiber aggregate producing step of directly joining fibers containing a thermoplastic resin with each other to obtain a fiber aggregate; and a particle forming step of forming the fiber aggregate into particles to obtain resin particles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2018
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Inventors: Nozomu TAMOTO, Hitoshi IWATSUKI, Yasuo SUZUKI, Yasuyuki YAMASHITA, Sohichiroh IIDA, Shinzo HIGUCHI, Akira SAITO, Kiichi KAMODA, Yoshihiko FURUGOHRI, Shinsuke NAGAI
  • Patent number: 10871728
    Abstract: A cleaning device for a rotational body is provided. The cleaning device includes a scraping portion whose edge is pressed against a rotational body to which toner adheres. The scraping portion scrapes the toner off the rotational body. The cleaning device also includes a guide portion that guides a recording medium toward the rotational body, and a guide support portion that supports the guide portion. The guide support portion is disposed at a position separated from the scraping portion in a state in which the guide support portion is pressed by the guide portion that is guiding the recording medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuya Ogishima, Sota Hara, Kazuhiro Saito, Yukihiro Ichiki, Hiroki Shiba, Akira Shimodaira
  • Patent number: 10868232
    Abstract: A piezoelectric material includes a metal oxide containing at least Ba, Ca, Ti, Zr, and Mn, in which the piezoelectric material has a perovskite structure, in which: x, which represents a ratio of a content (mol) of Ca to A (mol) representing a total content of Ba and Ca, falls within a range of 0.10?x?0.18; y, which represents a ratio of a content (mol) of Zr to B (mol) representing a total content of Ti, Zr, and Mn, falls within a range of 0.055?y?0.085; and z, which represents a ratio of a content (mol) of Mn to the B (mol), falls within a range of 0.003?z?0.012, and in which the piezoelectric material satisfies a relationship of 0?(|d31(?20u)?d31(?20d)|)/|d31(?20u)|?0.08, and has a value of 130 pm/V or more for each of |d31(?20u)| and |d31(?20d)|.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Inventors: Hiroshi Saito, Akira Uebayashi, Tomohiro Watanabe, Yuto Niinuma, Yasushi Shimizu, Toshihiko Akatsuka
  • Patent number: 10859151
    Abstract: A differential apparatus including a rotating body configured to rotate around a rotation axis to transmit power to a differential mechanism, and a groove formed on the rotating body and configured to guide an oil scooped up by rotation of the rotating body inward in a rotation radial direction of the rotating body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Akira Kito, Noriyasu Hakuta, Koji Ono, Atsushi Saito