Patents by Inventor Atsushi Kato

Atsushi 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).

  • Publication number: 20190313658
    Abstract: The invention relates to a fermented milk product includes angiogenin and/or angiogenin hydrolysate in an amount of 0.9 mg/100 g to 150 mg/100 g, and cystatin and/or cystatin hydrolysate in the mass ratio to the angiogenin and/or angiogenin hydrolysate of 0.006 to 1.7.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2019
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Applicant: MEGMILK SNOW BRAND CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Aiko OHMACHI, Hiroaki MATSUYAMA, Yoshikazu MORITA, Yuko ISHIDA, Takayuki NARA, Ken KATO, Atsushi SERIZAWA, Hiroshi UENO, Hiroshi URAZONO
  • Patent number: 10444671
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an agitating member, a first electrode, a second electrode disposed with a gap from the first electrode such that the gap has a smallest portion located below a rotation center of the agitating member and a remote portion wider than the smallest portion and located above the smallest portion, and a frame body having a first wall surface having the first electrode disposed thereon and a second wall surface having the second electrode disposed thereon, and a developer detecting unit configured to detect an amount of developer from an output value output in accordance with a capacitance formed between the first electrode and the second electrode. The image forming apparatus performs correction and detects the amount of developer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kenta Shibukawa, Masahito Kato, Atsushi Toda, Taku Watanabe
  • Patent number: 10438959
    Abstract: A semiconductor memory device includes a first electrode film and a second electrode film spreading along a first direction and a second direction, first insulating plates intermittently disposed along the first direction and each of two columns separated in the second direction from each other, second insulating plates provided between the two columns, intermittently disposed along the first direction and each of n columns, third insulating plates provided between one of the two columns and a column formed of the second insulating plates, intermittently disposed along the first direction, a first insulating member provided between the first insulating plate and the third insulating plate, and a second insulating member provided between the second insulating plate and the third insulating plate. The first electrode film is divided into two parts between the two columns. The second electrode film is divided into {(n+1)×2} parts between the two columns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Toshiba Memory Corporation
    Inventors: Tatsuya Kato, Atsushi Murakoshi, Fumitaka Arai
  • Patent number: 10429781
    Abstract: In an image heating device having a plurality of heating blocks which are controllable independently in a longitudinal direction of a heater, an increase of the size of the heater can be suppressed, and temperatures of a plurality of heating block can be detected. A heater has a first temperature sensor corresponding to a first heating block, a second temperature sensor corresponding to a second heating block, a first electric conductor electrically coupled to the first temperature sensor, a second electric conductor electrically coupled to the second temperature sensor, and a common electric conductor electrically coupled to the first and second temperature sensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Shimura, Akira Kato, Atsushi Iwasaki
  • Publication number: 20190293812
    Abstract: A radiographing apparatus includes a radiation detection panel that detects radiation, a casing that encloses the radiation detection panel, and a wireless power reception portion. The casing includes an entrance portion via which radiation enters, a bottom portion arranged on the opposite side of the entrance portion, and a plurality of side portions. The casing also includes a connection portion that continuously connects the bottom portion and the side portions at a position located inside a first extension plane, which is an extension of the surface of the bottom portion, and a second extension plane, which is an extension of the surface of the side portions. The wireless power reception portion is arranged at the connection portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2019
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Inventors: Masataka Suzuki, Atsushi Takeuchi, Hiroto Kondo, Shichihei Sakuragi, Akiya Nakayama, Katsushi Kato
  • Publication number: 20190293172
    Abstract: An all-wheel-drive-vehicle controller includes: a drive gear coupled to a driving source; a driven gear meshed with the drive gear and coupled to main and sub driving-wheel axle shafts transmitting torques to main and sub driving wheels, respectively; a transfer clutch interposed between the driven gear and the sub-driving-wheel axle shaft and adjusting the torque transmitted to the sub driving wheel; a first determination unit determining whether a first condition in which a torque applied to the drive gear is substantially zero is satisfied; a second determination unit determining whether a second condition in which hydraulic pressure is applied to the transfer clutch and a torque applied to the driven gear is substantially zero is satisfied; and a control unit controlling a torque adjuster to adjust the torque applied to either one of the drive gear and the driven gear if the first and second conditions are satisfied.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi SHINOHARA, Musashi MURAKAMI, Kenichiro OKADA, Shinichiro KOJIMA, Atsushi FUJIE, Shintaro KATO, Takahiro YAMAMOTO
  • Patent number: 10424671
    Abstract: A novel semiconductor device or memory device is provided. Alternatively, a semiconductor device or memory device in which storage capacity per unit area is large is provided. The semiconductor device includes a sense amplifier provided to a semiconductor substrate and a memory cell provided over the sense amplifier. The sense amplifier includes a first transistor. The memory cell includes a capacitor over the semiconductor substrate, a second transistor provided over the capacitor, a conductor, and a groove portion. The capacitor includes a first electrode and a second electrode. The first electrode is formed along the groove portion. The second electrode has a region facing the first electrode in the groove portion. The second transistor includes an oxide semiconductor. One of a source and a drain of the second transistor is electrically connected to the second electrode through the conductor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shunpei Yamazaki, Kiyoshi Kato, Hidekazu Miyairi, Akihisa Shimomura, Atsushi Hirose
  • Patent number: 10425062
    Abstract: Provided is a polyphase filter, which is capable of achieving amplitude matching and phase matching while achieving a low insertion loss with a single-stage configuration. A first variable resistor and a second variable resistor have resistance values that are equal to each other, and the resistance values are set so as to correct an amplitude error between orthogonal signals of outputs of a first output terminal to a fourth output terminal. A first variable capacitor, a second variable capacitor, a third variable capacitor, and a fourth variable capacitor have capacitance values that are equal to one another, and the capacitance values are set so as to correct a phase error between the orthogonal signals of the outputs of the first output terminal to the fourth output terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Atsushi Kato, Eiji Taniguchi, Takaya Maruyama, Takanobu Fujiwara, Koji Tsutsumi
  • Publication number: 20190275606
    Abstract: Provided are a method and an apparatus for resistance spot welding in which preliminary current application is executed and then main welding is executed in accordance with master patterns of various parameters obtained during the preliminary current application. The main welding is executed under welding conditions of the master patterns, and whether a welding abnormality has occurred and whether the welding abnormality is likely to occur are determined. When the welding abnormality is likely to occur, the welding conditions for the main welding are corrected so as to prevent the welding abnormality. When the welding abnormality is unlikely to occur, the welding conditions for the main welding are corrected so as to match the master patterns.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2019
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Koji NOMURA, Shuhei OGURA, Atsushi KAWAKITA, Naoya KATO, Toru HIOKI, Kenji FUKUSHIMA, Shun KATO, Takashi GOTO
  • Publication number: 20190276036
    Abstract: A driving assistance device includes a driving state detection portion that detects a driving state of a vehicle by a driver; an environment detection portion that detects an environment in which, the vehicle travels; an emotion detection portion that detects the driver's emotion or change in emotion; a characteristic estimation portion that estimates the drivers characteristic with respect to the vehicle on the basis of the driving state of the driver in the environment detected by the environment detection portion, and the driver's emotion or change in emotion during the driving; and a change portion that changes setting of various control in the vehicle on the basis of the driver's characteristic estimated by the characteristic estimation portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2016
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Inventors: Kohei Noguchi, Ryuichi Nagai, Hideki Kato, Yuki Tsuda, Atsushi Ito
  • Publication number: 20190269568
    Abstract: An air mattress for a bed, placed on a plurality of bottoms including a back bottom and used for the bed that performs a back raising operation for raising the back bottom, including air cells extending to a first direction and being arranged in parallel in a second direction; a first unit capable of inflating and deflating each of the air cells; and, a controller configured to control to alternately inflate and deflate the air cells by successively increasing and decreasing a pressure of air to be supplied to each of the air cells. The first unit inflate and deflate the air cells by n lines independent from each other, where n is equal to or greater than 3, and the controller controls inflation and deflation of air cells of one line during at least a part of a period in which a back bottom is being raised.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2019
    Publication date: September 5, 2019
    Inventors: Kenta OHNO, Atsushi KATO, Tomokazu TACHIKAWA
  • Publication number: 20190269763
    Abstract: A powdered milk product that includes angiogenin and/or angiogenin hydrolysate in an amount of 1.4 to 24 mg/15 g, and cystatin and/or cystatin hydrolysate in a mass ratio to the angiogenin and/or angiogenin hydrolysate of 0.03 to 1.3.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2019
    Publication date: September 5, 2019
    Applicant: MEGMILK SNOW BRAND CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Aiko OHMACHI, Hiroaki MATSUYAMA, Yoshikazu MORITA, Yuko ISHIDA, Takayuki NARA, Ken KATO, Atsushi SERIZAWA, Hiroshi UENO, Hiroshi URAZONO
  • Patent number: 10378910
    Abstract: Facility output systems, methods, and programs specify a purpose for which a user utilizes a facility, based on information input by the user and a facility type that enables the specified purpose to be achieved, based on stored purpose information. The stored purpose information includes facility type and the purpose that is achievable by using the facility type. The systems, methods, and programs specify a common facility type that is common to a facility type specified for a first purpose; and one of a facility type specified for a second purpose that is different from the first purpose and a facility type specified differently from the specified facility type that enables the purpose to be achieved. The systems, methods, and programs specify the facility corresponding to the specified common facility type based on stored facility information including the specified facility type and information for specifying the facility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignees: AISIN AW CO., LTD., TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yuhei Goshi, Kenji Nagase, Motohiro Nakamura, Tomoki Kodan, Yoshitaka Kato, Atsushi Ikeno
  • Patent number: 10376543
    Abstract: The invention relates to provide a fermented milk product includes angiogenin and/or angiogenin hydrolysate in an amount of 0.9 mg/100 g to 150 mg/100 g, and lactoperoxidase and/or lactoperoxidase hydrolysate in the mass ratio to the angiogenin and/or angiogenin hydrolysate of 0.3 to 23.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: MEGMILK SNOW BRAND CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Aiko Ohmachi, Hiroaki Matsuyama, Yoshikazu Morita, Yuko Ishida, Takayuki Nara, Ken Kato, Atsushi Serizawa, Hiroshi Ueno, Hiroshi Urazono
  • Patent number: 10350893
    Abstract: An inkjet printing apparatus includes a head, a platen, a platen absorbent that temporarily stores ink ejected from the head, a waste ink storage container that stores the ink discharged from the platen absorbent, and an estimation unit that, in a case where the platen is divided into a plurality of regions in a direction intersecting a conveyance direction of the printing medium, estimates an amount of ink stored in the waste ink storage container based on a position of a region to which the ink is ejected by the head and an amount of ink ejected to the region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yoshinori Nakagawa, Atsushi Arai, Masaya Uetsuki, Toshimitsu Danzuka, Kazuo Suzuki, Masataka Kato, Tsuyoshi Ibe, Shin Genta, Tatsuaki Orihara, Tomoki Yamamuro
  • Patent number: 10335335
    Abstract: For each air cell, air is supplied and discharged through one of three lines independent of one another, every third cell being connected to the common line. The control unit controls inflation and deflation of air cells in turn in such an alternate manner that first the pressure of air in the air cells on the first line is increased and decreased, secondly the pressure of air in the air cells on the second line is increased and decreased, then the pressure of air in the air cells on the third line is increased and decreased. Thereafter, when the back tilt angle of the back bottom has reached a predetermined angle or greater, the control unit increases the pressure of air cells whose pressure is being lowered at that moment so as to produce an inflated mode similar to that of the other air cells. Then, while the back bottom is being raised, the control unit performs an inflation and deflation control of individual lines alternately on a cycle shorter than that in a normal control mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Paramount Bed Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kenta Ohno, Atsushi Kato, Tomokazu Tachikawa
  • Patent number: 10329509
    Abstract: A low-friction coating includes: an aliphatic hydrocarbon group showing a peak in a region of 2,900 cm?1 to 3000 cm?1 in an infrared absorption spectrum; a carbonyl group showing a peak in a region of 1,650 cm?1 to 1,800 cm?1 in an infrared absorption spectrum; an aromatic component (C7H7+) showing a peak at mass 91.1 in a positive ion spectrum obtained by TOF-SIMS; and a condensed ring based component (C9H7+) showing a peak at mass 115.2 in the positive ion spectrum obtained by TOF-SIMS.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignees: JTEKT CORPORATION, THE UNIVERSITY OF TOKYO
    Inventors: Takahisa Kato, Masataka Nosaka, Mamoru Tohyama, Atsushi Murase, Kyoko Nakai, Masahiro Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20190189361
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a solid electrolyte capacitor, the method including: preparing a connection body including a frame and a plurality of capacitor elements, the frame including a plurality of element connection units and a coupling portion that integrally couples the plurality of element connection units with each other, the plurality of element connection units being provided along a first direction and a second direction intersecting with first direction the plurality of capacitor elements being connected to the plurality of element connection units; sealing the plurality of capacitor elements by using a sealing resin having a stripe shape that extends in the first direction; forming a groove in the sealing resin by running a blade along the second direction between the capacitor elements adjacent in the first direction; and segmenting the plurality of capacitor elements by cutting the sealing resin along a bottom surface of the groove by laser and cutting a boundary between each of the plurality of
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2019
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: MASANORI KASHIHARA, YUMIKO OSHIMA, ATSUSHI KATO, KAZUHIRO MURAKAMI
  • Publication number: 20190178317
    Abstract: A brake disc for a railway vehicle is provided in which noise arising from the brake disc during high-speed rotation of a wheel is reduced by a large margin. A brake disc for a railway vehicle includes: a disc plate portion that has a sliding portion on a front face thereof; a plurality of through-holes that pass from the front face to a rear face of the disc plate portion and are arranged in alignment in the circumferential direction of the disc plate portion, the through-holes allowing bolts to pass therethrough for fastening together the disc plate portion and a wheel of the railway vehicle; and a groove provided to link a plurality of through-holes on the front face side of the disc plate portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2016
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Inventors: Nobuo Shiraishi, Yusuke Wakabayashi, Takeshi Kurita, Takahiro Fujimoto, Hiroshi Nogami, Atsushi Sakaguchi, Takanori Kato, Yuki Ichikawa
  • Patent number: 10306885
    Abstract: In crop production in the fields of agriculture, horticulture and the like, the damage caused by diseases etc. is still immense, and diseases resistant to existing microbicides have emerged. Under such circumstances, the development of novel agricultural and horticultural microbicides is desired. The present invention provides an anthranilic acid ester compound represented by the general formula (1): (wherein A1, A3 and A4 each represent a CH group, A2 represents a C-haloalkyl group, R1 represents an alkyl group, R3 represents a hydrogen atom or an acyl group, R4, R5 and R7 each represent a hydrogen atom, R6 represents a haloalkyl group, Z represents an alkyl group, and m represents 0, 1 or 2), or a salt thereof, an agricultural and horticultural microbicide comprising the compound or a salt thereof as an active ingredient, and a method for using the microbicide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Nihon Nohyaku Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takashi Furuya, Atsushi Okada, Hiroto Harayama, Yutaka Abe, Naoto Shimizu, Eiji Yasukouchi, Yutaka Kato