Patents by Inventor Atsushi Saito

Atsushi 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: 11069452
    Abstract: A drive device for an in-core neutron instrumentation system includes a safety circuit between a power supply and a drive motor. The safety circuit is provided inside the cover member, and switches between a conductive state in which power can be supplied to the drive motor and a cut-off state in which power cannot be supplied thereto depending on a mounted state of the cover member. The safety circuit is controlled to be in the conductive state in response to a state in which the cover member is mounted on the base member, and is controlled to be in the cut-off state in response to a state in which the cover member is not mounted on the base member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Atsushi Saito, Kazunori Aida
  • Publication number: 20210190168
    Abstract: To provide an impact absorbing member that can be arranged flexibly in accordance with the shape of the space where the impact absorbing member is to be arranged. An impact absorbing member according to an exemplary aspect has a plurality of structural members each having hollow tetrahedron structures arranged continuously at prescribed intervals on an axis. Further, an impact absorbing member according to another exemplary aspect has a plurality of structural members woven by a connecting member that is disposed in a direction orthogonal to an axial direction of the structural members.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2020
    Publication date: June 24, 2021
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Koichi Hiramatsu, Atsushi Saito
  • Publication number: 20210148808
    Abstract: An analysis device includes a controller configured to count a pulse derived from a particles as a plural particles when a light reception level signal includes the pulse having a first extreme value point, a second extreme value point, and a third extreme value point, and the pulse fulfils a condition in which the third extreme value point is present between the first extreme value point and the second extreme value point in a pulse width direction of the pulse, the third extreme value point is present between the first extreme value point and a threshold in a pulse amplitude direction, the first extreme value point and the second extreme value point are each an extreme value point of a waveform projecting in a common direction, and the third extreme value point is an extreme value point of a waveform in a direction opposite to the common direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2021
    Publication date: May 20, 2021
    Inventors: Masayuki ONO, Shigehiko IWAMA, Atsushi SAITO, Masahiro YAMAMOTO, Yuichi HASEGAWA
  • Patent number: 11003371
    Abstract: An optical disc device capable of detecting a reference position of an optical disc in a rotating direction includes an optical disc rotation drive unit, an optical sensor, and a control circuit. The optical disc rotation drive unit rotates the optical disc provided with a rotation reference mark. The rotation reference mark is formed into a shape having a width changing in the radial direction of the optical disc. The optical sensor detects the rotation reference mark. The control circuit controls the optical disc rotation drive unit and the optical sensor, extracts a detection signal of the rotation reference mark as a pulse waveform from an output signal of the optical sensor with the optical disc being rotated, and specifies a rotation reference position of the optical disc in accordance with the pulse waveform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: JVCKENWOOD CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masahiro Yamamoto, Shigehiko Iwama, Atsushi Saito
  • Patent number: 10971695
    Abstract: A multilayer reflection electrode film includes a Ag film that is formed of Ag or an Ag alloy; and a transparent conductive oxide film that is disposed on the Ag film, in which the transparent conductive oxide film is formed of an oxide that includes Zn and Ga and further includes one element or two or more elements selected from the group consisting of Sn, Y, and Ti.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI MATERIALS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiromi Nakazawa, Hiroshi Ishii, Yuto Toshimori, Atsushi Saito, Yujiro Hayashi
  • Publication number: 20210088508
    Abstract: An analysis threshold generation device includes a threshold calculation unit for generating a pair of thresholds for a pulse width of a pulse included in a light reception level signal or a pair of thresholds for a pulse amplitude of the pulse. The analysis threshold generation device includes a threshold correction unit for generating a pair of thresholds used for analysis in accordance with the pair of thresholds generated by the threshold calculation unit and a count value output from a pulse count unit. The threshold calculation unit repeatedly generates a new pair of thresholds in which at least one of the pair of thresholds is changed every time the pulse count unit counts the pulse until reaching a predetermined value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2020
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Inventors: Atsushi SAITO, Makoto ITONAGA, Masayuki ONO, Shigehiko IWAMA, Masahiro YAMAMOTO
  • Publication number: 20210080373
    Abstract: An analysis threshold determination device includes a threshold determination unit for determining a pair of or plural pairs of thresholds used for analysis in accordance with a pair of thresholds generated by a calculation unit and a count value output from a. pulse count unit. The calculation unit repeatedly generates a new pair of thresholds in which at least one of the pair of thresholds is changed every time the pulse count unit counts the pulse until reaching a predetermined value. The threshold determination unit chooses a class of a measure of central tendency according to a frequency distribution defining each pair of thresholds generated as a class and the count value output from the pulse count unit as a frequency. The threshold determination unit determines a pair of or plural pairs of thresholds corresponding to a class of a predetermined range from the class of measure of central tendency.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2020
    Publication date: March 18, 2021
    Inventors: Atsushi SAITO, Shigehiko IWAMA, Masahiro YAMAMOTO
  • Publication number: 20210063739
    Abstract: The display apparatus of the present disclosure includes an imaging light generating device and an optical system on which imaging light emitted from the imaging light generating device is incident. The optical system includes a first optical unit having positive power, a second optical unit having a positive power and including a first diffraction element, a third optical unit having positive power, and a fourth optical unit having positive power and including a second diffraction element forming an exit pupil, the first optical unit, the second optical unit, the third optical unit, and the fourth optical unit being aligned in order along an optical path of the imaging light. The second diffraction element is constituted of a volume hologram and has, in a cross-sectional view of the volume hologram, interference fringes continuously varying in pitch and inclination thereof from one end toward another end of the second diffraction element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2020
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Applicant: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Atsushi SAITO
  • Publication number: 20210063671
    Abstract: An optical element of the present disclosure includes a hologram layer, a resin substrate to which the hologram layer is adhered, and a holder portion that supports the resin substrate and has a thermal expansion coefficient smaller than that of the resin substrate. One of the holder portion and the resin substrate includes a contact surface along an axis extending in a plate thickness direction of the resin substrate, and the other of the holder portion and the resin substrate includes a pressing surface that presses the contact surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2020
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Applicant: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Atsushi SAITO
  • Publication number: 20210063747
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing an optical element according to the present disclosure includes, a first step of, after affixing a hologram forming material to a glass substrate having a marking portion, performing interference exposure on the hologram forming material, thereby forming a hologram layer at the glass substrate, and a second step of affixing the hologram layer peeled off from the glass substrate to a plastic substrate having a first alignment mark, wherein in the second step, the first alignment mark on the plastic substrate, and a second alignment mark formed at a position corresponding to the marking portion in the hologram layer during the interference exposure are used to implement positioning of the plastic substrate and the hologram layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2020
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Applicant: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Atsushi SAITO, Hiroyuki TATSUGI, Toshiyuki NOGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20210051934
    Abstract: A fishing rod according to one embodiment of the invention includes a small-diameter hollow rod body extending in a central axis direction, a large-diameter hollow rod body extending in the central axis direction, and a spigot ferrule inserted in the small-diameter rod body from its rear end and into the large-diameter rod body from its front end to connect the small-diameter rod body and the large-diameter rod body. In the fishing rod, a first inclined surface that extends from an rear end of the small-diameter rod body at an angle of 0.1° to 10.0° with respect to the central axis direction is formed on an inner peripheral surface of the small-diameter rod body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2016
    Publication date: February 25, 2021
    Inventors: Yasuhiro TSUKAMOTO, Kenichi KAMEDA, Atsushi SAITO
  • 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
  • Patent number: 10809178
    Abstract: An analysis device includes a turntable, an optical pickup, and a controller. The turntable holds a disc for specimen analysis having a reaction region on which fine particles binding to substances to be detected are captured per track. The optical pickup emits laser light to the reaction region, receives a reflected light from the reaction region, and generates a reception level signal of the light. The controller sequentially generates a plurality of measurement gate signals per track for counting the number of the fine particles captured on the reaction region, counts the number of the fine particles per measurement gate signal from the reception level signal, compares measurement results obtained in positions having a symmetric relation with each other in the reaction region, and defines a measurement-result-correction target region for correcting the number of the fine particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: JVC KENWOOD CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shigehiko Iwama, Masahiro Yamamoto, Atsushi Saito
  • Publication number: 20200301157
    Abstract: A deflection optical element, which diffracts incident light, includes a substrate having translucency, and a holographic material layer disposed so as to overlap the substrate, the holographic material layer being formed with a diffraction grating composed of interference fringes, wherein the holographic material layer is formed with an alignment mark where the interference fringes are discontinuous, and the alignment mark is located in an optically effective area where the holographic material layer diffracts the incident light.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2020
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Applicant: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Atsushi SAITO
  • Publication number: 20200284784
    Abstract: An analysis unit for quantitating detection target substances bound to antibodies includes wells and inclination parts. The wells each have a hole-like shape defined by an opening, an inner circumferential surface, and a bottom. The inclination parts each have an inclined surface connected to the inner circumferential surface and inclined downward such that whose height with respect to the bottom decreases as a distance from an outer circumferential side of the well increases.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2020
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Inventors: Shigehiko IWAMA, Yuichi HASEGAWA, Koji TSUJITA, Masayuki ONO, Katsue HORIKOSHI, Atsushi SAITO
  • Publication number: 20200167090
    Abstract: An optical disc device capable of detecting a reference position of an optical disc in a rotating direction includes an optical disc rotation drive unit, an optical sensor, and a control circuit. The optical disc rotation drive unit rotates the optical disc provided with a rotation reference mark. The rotation reference mark is formed into a shape having a width changing in the radial direction of the optical disc. The optical sensor detects the rotation reference mark. The control circuit controls the optical disc rotation drive unit and the optical sensor, extracts a detection signal of the rotation reference mark as a pulse waveform from an output signal of the optical sensor with the optical disc being rotated, and specifies a rotation reference position of the optical disc in accordance with the pulse waveform.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2019
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Inventors: Masahiro YAMAMOTO, Shigehiko IWAMA, Atsushi SAITO
  • Patent number: 10559813
    Abstract: The negative electrode includes a current collector, a negative electrode active material layer arranged on a surface of the current collector, and a protective layer arranged on a surface of the negative electrode active material layer. The negative electrode active material layer includes a first negative electrode active material having an aspect ratio defined as “a”/“b” to fall in a range of from two or more to eight or less when a length of the major axis is defined “a” and a length of the minor axis is defined “b.” The protective layer includes a ceramic powder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA JIDOSHOKKI
    Inventors: Atsushi Saito, Tatsuya Eguchi, Manabu Miyoshi, Jun Kaneda, Tomokuni Abe, Hiroki Oshima
  • Publication number: 20190378627
    Abstract: A drive device for an in-core neutron instrumentation system includes a safety circuit between a power supply and a drive motor. The safety circuit is provided inside the cover member, and switches between a conductive state in which power can be supplied to the drive motor and a cut-off state in which power cannot be supplied thereto depending on a mounted state of the cover member. The safety circuit is controlled to be in the conductive state in response to a state in which the cover member is mounted on the base member, and is controlled to be in the cut-off state in response to a state in which the cover member is not mounted on the base member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2017
    Publication date: December 12, 2019
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Atsushi Saito, Kazunori AIDA
  • Publication number: 20190293640
    Abstract: A nanoparticle measurement device includes a timing signal generation unit, a low-frequency component extraction unit, a low-frequency component calculation unit, a threshold correction unit, and a measurement unit. The timing signal generation unit generates timing signals. The low-frequency component extraction unit extracts low-frequency components according to the timing signals. The low-frequency component calculation unit calculates an interpolated low-frequency component in accordance with the low-frequency components. The threshold correction unit sets a corrected threshold in accordance with the interpolated low-frequency component. The measurement unit extracts and counts nanoparticle pulse signals from a light reception signal according to the timing signals and the corrected threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2019
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Inventors: Shigehiko IWAMA, Masahiro YAMAMOTO, Atsushi SAITO
  • Publication number: 20190271387
    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: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2019
    Publication date: September 5, 2019
    Inventors: Akira Kito, Noriyasu Hakuta, Koji Ono, Atsushi Saito