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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
November 16, 2020
March 4, 2021
AGC Inc., AGC GLASS EUROPE, AGC FLAT GLASS NORTH AMERICA, INC., AGC Vidros do Brasil Ltda.
Mayu OGAWA, Mitsuo FUKUDA, Masahiro MATSUMURA, Akira SAITO
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.
April 24, 2017
Date of Patent:
March 2, 2021
THE UNIVERSITY OF ELECTRO-COMMUNICATIONS
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
February 14, 2019
January 7, 2021
NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE CORPORATION
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.
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.
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.
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)|.
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.
February 25, 2019
Date of Patent:
December 8, 2020
HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
Akira Kito, Noriyasu Hakuta, Koji Ono, Atsushi Saito