Patents by Inventor Atsushi Suzuki

Atsushi Suzuki 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: 11419166
    Abstract: A smart device that wirelessly communicates with a wireless router includes a terminal controller that executes an OS, and a multifunction device control app that operates on the OS; a terminal storage section having a first storage area that is controlled by the OS and stores connection information of the wireless router, and a second storage area that is accessible by the multifunction device control app; and a terminal communicator including a first terminal communicator that communicates with the wireless router by using a wireless LAN communication scheme, and a second terminal communicator that communicates with a multifunction device by using a BLE communication scheme. The terminal controller stores the connection information in the second storage area and transmits the stored connection information to the multifunction device by using the second terminal communicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Atsushi Suzuki
  • Patent number: 11408042
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a grain-oriented electrical steel sheet including a step of hot-rolling a slab containing a predetermined component composition with a remainder including Fe and an impurity to obtain a hot-rolled steel sheet, a step of, after carrying out hot-rolled steel sheet annealing on the hot-rolled steel sheet, carrying out cold rolling to obtain a cold-rolled steel sheet, a step of carrying out primary recrystallization annealing including a rapid temperature increase at an average temperature increase velocity V of 400° C./s or more and imparting of a steel sheet tensile force S on the cold-rolled steel sheet, and a step of applying an annealing separating agent to a surface of the cold-rolled steel sheet after the primary recrystallization annealing and then carrying out flattening annealing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Nobusato Morishige, Takashi Kataoka, Haruhiko Atsumi, Yasuhiro Mayumi, Atsushi Suzuki, Tomoya Suenaga, Teruyuki Tamaki
  • Patent number: 11410327
    Abstract: A position determination apparatus for determining, from a first image that is an image including at least a desired first subject, a position of the desired first subject, includes: a feature amount acquisition unit that acquires a first feature amount representing a predetermined feature of the first image; an estimation unit in which a second feature amount representing the predetermined feature obtained from a second image including a second subject is associated with a selected feature map that is a feature map corresponding to the second subject among a plurality of feature maps that are a set of feature maps that are maps representing features of the second image; an estimated first feature map that is estimated by the estimation unit to be associated with the first feature amount: and a position determination unit that determines the position of the desired first subject using the estimated first feature map.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Satoshi Suzuki, Takehito Miyazawa, Motohiro Takagi, Kazuya Hayase, Tokinobu Mitasaki, Atsushi Shimizu
  • Patent number: 11408471
    Abstract: A wear debris collection device includes a rotation body that is connected to a rotation shaft and performs rotating movement in accordance with rotation of the rotation shaft, a braking member that brakes the rotating movement of the rotation body, a hood covering the rotation body and the braking member and to prevent dust from entering from outside, a blower that blows air into the hood, a collection apparatus that suctions air in the hood and collects wear debris of the braking member contained in the air, and an air pressure adjuster that measures air pressure in the hood and external air pressure and adjusts an air quantity of at least one of the blower and the collection apparatus so that the air pressure in the hood equals the external air pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: AKEBONO BRAKE INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shigetomo Suzuki, Taro Matsuda, Hidehiko Nakagawa, Yasuko Yamazaki, Atsushi Ueno, Ayumu Okunari
  • Publication number: 20220242292
    Abstract: Disclosed is a seat including: sensors which includes a first cushion sensor provided at a seat cushion in a position corresponding to buttocks of an occupant, a second cushion sensor provided at the seat cushion and located farther frontward than the first cushion sensor, a first back sensor provided at a seat back and located in a lower position thereof, and a second back sensor provided at the seat back and located above the first back sensor; and a controller connected to the sensors and thereby allowed to acquire pressure values from the respective sensors. The controller is configured to identify the motion of the occupant based on outputs of at least two sensors of the first cushion sensor, the second cushion sensor, the first back sensor, and the second back sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2022
    Publication date: August 4, 2022
    Inventors: Hiroyuki KAKU, Atsushi KUSANO, Hiroyuki NUMAJIRI, Satoshi FUJITA, Takako MIYOSHI, Munetaka KOWA, Ryuichiro HIROSE, Yoshikazu ITO, Yosuke HIGASHI, Satoshi SUZUKI, Ryosuke SATO, Kento UETAKE, Yasuharu OTSUKA, Satoru KANEDA
  • Publication number: 20220235849
    Abstract: An automatic transmission is provided, which includes a brake including a fixed-side cylindrical member spline-coupled to a transmission case, a rotation-side cylindrical member coupled to a given rotating member, a plurality of friction plates disposed between the fixed-side cylindrical member and the rotation-side cylindrical member, and including a fixed-side friction plate configured to be spline-engaged with the fixed-side cylindrical member and a rotation-side friction plate configured to be spline-engaged with the rotation-side cylindrical member, and a piston configured to engage the plurality of friction plates. The automatic transmission includes a shock absorbing member disposed between a spline part of the transmission case and a spline part of the fixed-side cylindrical member and configured to absorb impact when the fixed-side cylindrical member rotates relative to the transmission case.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2021
    Publication date: July 28, 2022
    Inventors: Narifumi Domen, Kenta Fukuchi, Kotaro Suzuki, Masanori Sasaki, Tomotaka Ishizaka, Atsushi Abe
  • Publication number: 20220237734
    Abstract: An image processing device includes an image processing unit configured to execute image processing on an image based on an input image, and output a result of the image processing. The input image is a post-conversion image obtained by performing image conversion on an original image. The image conversion includes image conversion for further reducing a data size of the original image while maintaining a feature acquired from the original image and related to an object similar to a subject captured in the original image and maintaining processing accuracy of the image processing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2019
    Publication date: July 28, 2022
    Applicant: NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Satoshi SUZUKI, Motohiro TAKAGI, Kazuya HAYASE, Takayuki ONISHI, Atsushi SHIMIZU
  • Patent number: 11396913
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a two-speed transmission for an electric driving vehicle and the two-speed transmission for an electric vehicle has only one actuator. The transmission comprises a planetary gear mechanism (12), an elastic body (44), an armature (26) to integrally rotate with an input axis, an electromagnetic coil (46) and a multi-plate friction clutch (30). A ring gear (20) is fixed to a housing. The armature (26) comprises clutch projection portions (26-1). A dog clutch is constituted by the clutch projection portions (26-1) and recess portions (18-2) of a sun gear (18). When the electromagnetic coil (46) is not electrically energized, the dog clutch is engaged. The rotation of the input axis is reduced and is transmitted to an output axis via the sun gear (18) and a carrier (16).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: UNIPRES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryo Shirosaki, Ryosuke Suzuki, Hideyuki Nezu, Takashi Matsuura, Yuuta Oono, Atsushi Kobayashi, Yutaka Murata, Yoichi Furuichi
  • Patent number: 11388864
    Abstract: A method is provided of producing a Lactuca plant seed including using a Megachile bee as pollination means, and providing the a Megachile bee a minor nectar plant to have preference in flower visiting, in addition to a pollen parent Lactuca plant and a seed parent Lactuca plant and to perform a crossing of a Lactuca plant using a plant species having the preference in flower visiting equivalent to or lower than that of the Lactuca plant. According to one embodiment, it is possible to produce a Lactuca hybrid plant seed more efficiently and economically than before while using a Megachile bee as pollination means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Inventors: Shingo Horiuchi, Takao Suzuki, Atsushi Izumida
  • Publication number: 20220223397
    Abstract: A method for measuring the concentration of fluorine gas (F2) contained in a halogen fluoride-containing gas using an analysis apparatus having a halogen fluoride-containing gas supply source, a fluorine-containing gas supply source, a tube, a capillary, and a mass spectrometer, the method including, before measuring the concentration of fluorine gas, performing passivation treatment on the tube and the capillary using a passivation gas containing a fluorine-containing gas supplied from the fluorine-containing gas supply source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2020
    Publication date: July 14, 2022
    Applicant: SHOWA DENKO K.K.
    Inventor: Atsushi SUZUKI
  • Patent number: 11387472
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an energy management system capable of improving energy efficiency. The energy management system includes: a fuel cell configured to supply energy used in a facility; a first hydrogen supply unit configured to supply hydrogen to the fuel cell by causing a power generation apparatus that uses renewable energy to perform water electrolysis; a second hydrogen supply unit configured to supply hydrogen to the fuel cell by reforming natural gas supplied via a pipeline; and a control unit configured to determine a ratio between hydrogen supplied from the first hydrogen supply unit to the fuel cell and hydrogen supplied from the second hydrogen supply unit to the fuel cell. The control unit determines the ratio in accordance with a percentage of heat energy and energy other than the heat energy with respect to the energy used in the facility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kei Nakamuta, Hideshi Mizutani, Keisuke Kikuchi, Nobuyuki Orihashi, Tomio Yamanaka, Atsushi Nakajima, Shinichi Yatsuzuka, Masayuki Suzuki, Hiroshi Toge
  • Patent number: 11384331
    Abstract: A particle capture device includes first and second substrates. The first substrate has recessed portions that have a size capable of capturing one particle. Each recessed portion has connection holes that have a size capable of allowing a dispersion medium of particles to move therethrough. A flow path that has the connection holes as an inlet port and an end portion of a first side of the first substrate as an outlet port is defined between the first substrate and the second substrate. A total opening area of the connection holes is 1 mm2 or more and less than 10 mm2, and a cross-sectional area of the flow path at the outlet port is 0.8 times or more the total opening area; or the total opening area is 10 mm2 or more and 1000 mm2 or less, and the cross-sectional area is 0.1 times or more the total opening area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: TOKYO OHKA KOGYO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yasuo Suzuki, Atsushi Murota, Takashi Ohsaka, Toshiyuki Ogata
  • Patent number: 11384172
    Abstract: Provided is a polymer having antimicrobial and disinfecting properties against a wide range of kinds of germs. A polymer, including: a polymer chain having a repeating unit represented by the following formula (1); and a partial structure (excluding the polymer chain) derived from a compound containing a group represented by —NH—. [In formula (1), R1 represents a hydrogen atom or a methyl group, Z represents a group forming an organic ammonium salt, —NR5R6 (where R5 and R6 each independently represent a hydrogen atom, or a substituted or unsubstituted hydrocarbon group), or a substituted or unsubstituted nitrogen-containing heterocyclic group, and X represents a single bond, or a divalent linking group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignees: JSR CORPORATION, JAPAN AS REPRESENTED BY DIRECTOR-GENERAL OF NATIONAL INSTITUTE of INFECTIOUS DISEASES, JSR LIFE SCIENCES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hidenori Naruse, Atsushi Itou, Shigeru Ikawa, Tsutomu Shimokawa, Masato Suzuki, Mari Matsui, Satowa Suzuki, Keigo Shibayama, Kazuhiro Ikkyuu
  • Publication number: 20220214323
    Abstract: A method for measuring the concentration of fluorine gas, which includes irradiating a halogen fluoride-containing gas with ultraviolet light in which the ratio (WX/WF) of the maximum value (WX) of ultraviolet light intensity in the wavelength region of less than 250 nm with respect to the ultraviolet light intensity (WF) at a wavelength of 285 nm is 1/10 or less, and measuring the absorbance at a wavelength of 285 nm to obtain the concentration of fluorine gas contained in the halogen fluoride-containing gas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2020
    Publication date: July 7, 2022
    Applicant: SHOWA DENKO K.K.
    Inventor: Atsushi SUZUKI
  • Publication number: 20220211464
    Abstract: To realize torque control based on an estimated external force and to cope with more various situations. Provided is a medical support arm system including: a support arm that is a multilink structure having a plurality of links connected by a joint unit including an actuator, and configured to support a medical unit; and a control device including an external force estimation unit configured to estimate an external force acting on the joint unit on the basis of a drive characteristic of the actuator, and a joint control unit configured to control drive of the joint unit on the basis of an external torque estimated by the external force estimation unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2022
    Publication date: July 7, 2022
    Inventors: YASUHIRO MATSUDA, FUMIYASU SUZUKI, ATSUSHI MIYAMOTO, YOHEI KURODA, KENICHIRO NAGASAKA
  • Publication number: 20220204986
    Abstract: A cytoplasmic male sterile plant of the genus Lactuca is provided having low temperature growth ability comparable to that of a plant of the genus Lactuca with a normal cytoplasm, or a progeny thereof. For example, it is possible to alleviate a reduction in the growth ability at low temperature observed in previous CMS plants of the genus Lactuca and provide a CMS plant of the genus Lactuca having low temperature growth ability.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2020
    Publication date: June 30, 2022
    Inventors: Shingo HORIUCHI, Takao SUZUKI, Atsushi IZUMIDA, Yasuo TANAKA
  • Publication number: 20220205791
    Abstract: [Object] To propose an information processing apparatus, a moving body, an information processing system, an information processing method, and a program that are capable of capable of ensuring that another moving body does not appear in an imaging range of a moving body. [Solving Means] An information processing apparatus according to the present technology includes: an acquisition unit; and a control unit. The acquisition unit acquires state information of an imaging unit of a moving body (10). The control unit calculates an imageable region (D) of the imaging unit on the basis of the state information. The information processing apparatus transmits information regarding the imageable region to a moving body (20).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2020
    Publication date: June 30, 2022
    Applicant: Sony Group Corporation
    Inventors: Atsushi OKAMORI, Kento SUZUKI
  • Publication number: 20220191414
    Abstract: An imaging device having first and second pixels is described. The first pixel includes a first transfer transistor, a first reset transistor, a first amplifier transistor and a first select transistor. The second pixel includes a first photoelectric conversion element, a second transfer transistor, a second reset transistor, a second amplifier transistor and a second select transistor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2022
    Publication date: June 16, 2022
    Applicant: Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation
    Inventors: Naoki Kawazu, Motonobu Torii, Motohashi Yuichi, Atsushi Suzuki, Junichiro Azami
  • Publication number: 20220178447
    Abstract: A sealing device includes a mounted part to be mounted to the inner peripheral surface of the shaft hole, a cylindrical part disposed radially inside the mounted part, a seal lip portion extending from the cylindrical part and in contact with the outer peripheral surface of the rotational shaft, a bellows part connecting the mounted part and the cylindrical part, and an annular sliding member made of a resin and disposed radially inside the cylindrical part, the outer peripheral surface of the rotational shaft being slidable on the annular sliding member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2020
    Publication date: June 9, 2022
    Applicant: NOK CORPORATION
    Inventor: Atsushi SUZUKI
  • Patent number: 11343427
    Abstract: An imaging device according to the present disclosure includes: an imaging unit configured to perform an imaging operation; a data generator configured to generate first power supply voltage data corresponding to a first power supply voltage; and a flag generation section configured to generate a flag signal for the first power supply voltage by comparing the first power supply voltage data and first reference data. The first power supply voltage is supplied to the imaging unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: SONY SEMICONDUCTOR SOLUTIONS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Naoki Kawazu, Keita Sasaki, Takumi Oka, Yuichi Motohashi, Atsushi Suzuki