Patents by Inventor Hideki Sakai

Hideki Sakai 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: 10689063
    Abstract: A bicycle disc brake caliper comprises a caliper body. The caliper body includes a slot in which a brake pad is arranged. The caliper body includes a first body portion, a second body portion, a mounting surface, a first receiving hole, a cylinder bore, and a second cylinder bore. The second body portion is coupled to the first body portion so as to provide a slot therebetween. The mounting surface is configured to face a pipe portion of a bicycle body in a mounted state where the bicycle disc brake caliper is mounted to the bicycle body. The first receiving hole is provided on the mounting surface. The first receiving hole is configured to be threadedly engaged with a fastener to mount the bicycle disc brake caliper to the bicycle body. The first cylinder bore is provided on the first body portion. The second cylinder bore is provided on the first body portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: SHIMANO INC.
    Inventors: Akira Kondou, Takuma Sakai, Hideki Ikemoto
  • Patent number: 10682862
    Abstract: An ink refill container 63 includes a container main body 64 including an ink storage chamber 76, an ink outlet-forming portion 66 provided on an end portion of the container main body forming an ink outlet 65 that allows the ink to flow out from the ink storage chamber, and a valve 74 provided in the ink outlet-forming portion configured to openably seal the ink outlet, in which the ink outlet-forming portion includes a positioning portion 73 on an outer side of the ink outlet-forming portion. in which the positioning portion 73 is closer to the container main body than the valve 74 is to the container main body in a central axis direction of the ink outlet, and in which the positioning portion partially abuts against an ink tank 41-45 when the valve is opened for refilling the ink to the ink tank, to thereby position the valve relative to the ink tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tadahiro Mizutani, Ryoichi Tanaka, Manabu Akahane, Makoto Kobayashi, Naomi Kimura, Hideki Okumura, Shoma Kudo, Tetsuya Takamoto, Hiroaki Sakai
  • Patent number: 10665420
    Abstract: Provided is a charged particle beam apparatus, aiming at obtaining an image and the like focused on the sample surface and the bottom while preventing the visual field deviation occurred when focusing on the sample surface and the bottom respectively. The charged particle beam apparatus forms a first image (301), which is based on detection of the first energy charged particles, based on an irradiation with a beam whose focus is adjusted on a sample surface side, forms a second image (304) which is based on detection of second energy charged particles having a relatively higher energy than the first energy and a third image (303) which is based on the detection of the first energy charged particles, based on the irradiation with a beam whose focus is adjusted on a bottom side of a pattern included in the sample, acquires a deviation between the first image and the third image, and composes the first image and the second image so as to correct the deviation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Hitachi High-Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Yasunori Takasugi, Satoru Yamaguchi, Kei Sakai, Hideki Itai, Yoshinori Momonoi, Toshimasa Kameda, Yoshihiro Kimura
  • Patent number: 10639545
    Abstract: An example of a game system includes an operation section, and a vibrating portion provided in the same casing as the operation section. The game system performs a game process based on an output from the operation section. The game system outputs, to the vibrating portion, a vibration signal to cause the vibrating portion to produce a series of vibrations at predetermined points in time during the game process. The game system evaluates a game operation based on operations performed using the operation section in relation to the predetermined points in time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: NINTENDO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Haruka Kakinuma, Masato Mizuta, Hideki Fujii, Kazunobu Shimizu, Koji Sakai, Yusaku Shimizu
  • Publication number: 20200123401
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an ink-jet printing method using an apparatus including a printing means for ejecting a black ink to a printing substrate to print characters or images on the printing substrate, and a drying means disposed on a downstream side of a transportation direction of the printing substrate, in which the printing substrate is a label printing substrate; the black ink is a water-based composite black ink; the water-based composite black ink contains a composite black pigment containing carbon black, and a content of the carbon black in the composite black pigment is not more than 25% by mass; and the drying means is an infrared heater for heating the water-based composite black ink ejected onto the printing substrate to a temperature of not lower than 95° C. and not higher than 125° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2018
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Applicant: KAO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomoaki II, Isao TSURU, Norihiro YOSHIDA, Yoshiharu NIIZEKI, Jun TAIRADATE, Kimiya YAMADA, Hideki SAKAI
  • Patent number: 10604208
    Abstract: A bicycle suspension tube comprises a tubular body, a wheel attachment part, and a caliper attachment part. The wheel attachment part is provided on the tubular body. The wheel attachment part includes an attachment hole having a rotational center axis. The caliper attachment part is provided on the tubular body. The caliper attachment part includes a first through hole having a first longitudinal axis non-parallel to the rotational center axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: SHIMANO INC.
    Inventors: Akira Kondou, Takuma Sakai, Hideki Ikemoto
  • Patent number: 10593828
    Abstract: A UV LED element, which is an exemplary ultraviolet light-emitting diode according to the present invention, includes an n-type conductive layer, a light-emitting layer, an electron block layer, and a p-type contact layer, all of which are arranged in this order. Bandgap energy of the electron block layer satisfies Econtact?EEBL, where Econtact designates bandgap energy of the p-type contact layer and EEBL designates the bandgap energy of the electron block layer. The electric apparatus includes the UV LED element as a light source for emitting an ultraviolet ray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignees: RIKEN, PANASONIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hideki Hirayama, Masafumi Jo, Takuya Mino, Norimichi Noguchi, Takayoshi Takano, Jun Sakai
  • Publication number: 20200073082
    Abstract: The lens apparatus includes an optical system, a voltage transformation unit, and an actuator. A first lens unit of the optical system is moved toward the object side during zooming from a wide-angle end to a telephoto end. The voltage transformation unit includes coils. The actuator is configured to be driven by a voltage output from the voltage transformation unit and to move a part of the lens units in the optical system during focusing. The coil is disposed at a position that is separated from a position of a most object-side surface of the optical system at the wide-angle end, toward the image side by a maximum or more moving amount of the first lens unit, and is closer to the object side than a most image-side surface of the optical system at the wide-angle end.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2019
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Inventors: Hideki Sakai, Tadanori Okada, Shunji Iwamoto
  • Patent number: 10571651
    Abstract: Provided is the image pickup optical system including a first lens unit, a second lens unit, and a third lens unit disposed in an order from an object side to an image side, in which an interval between adjacent lens units is changed during focusing. The third lens unit includes an aperture stop. A distance on an optical axis from a lens surface closest to object side to aperture stop when focused at infinity Lf, a distance on optical axis from aperture stop to a lens surface closest to image side when focused at infinity Lr, a distance on optical axis from a lens surface closest to object side to an image plane when focused at infinity L, a focal length of the entire system f, and a moving amount of first lens unit during focusing from infinity to a closest distance M are appropriately set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Hideki Sakai
  • Patent number: 10565876
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, in general, an information processing apparatus includes one or more processors. The one or more processors receive from an onboard device of a probe vehicle an image showing a vehicle group of one or more vehicles stopping on the same lane, imaging time of the image, and a position of the probe vehicle at the imaging time. The one or more processors select vehicle groups according to the imaging time and an imaging position. The one or more processors identify the selected vehicle groups as a vehicle queue. The one or more processors calculate a stopping vehicle-queue evaluation value. The one or more processors calculate a parking vehicle-queue evaluation value. The one or more processors determine whether the identified vehicle queue is the stopping vehicle queue or the parking vehicle queue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignees: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA, TOSHIBA INFRASTRUCTURE SYSTEMS & SOLUTIONS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshihiko Suzuki, Yusuke Takahashi, Toshio Sato, Yoshikazu Ooba, Hiroshi Sakai, Hideki Ueno
  • Patent number: 10546489
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, generally, an information processing apparatus includes a vehicle detector, a stopped-vehicle evaluator, a parked-vehicle evaluator, and a determiner. The vehicle detector detects a vehicle from a captured image by an imaging device mounted in a probe vehicle. The stopped-vehicle evaluator calculates a stopped-vehicle evaluation value based on one or more stopped-vehicle conditions. The parked-vehicle evaluator calculates a parked-vehicle evaluation value based on one or more parked-vehicle conditions. The determiner determines whether the vehicle is stopped or parked based on both the evaluation values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignees: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba, Toshiba Infrastructure Systems & Solutions Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshihiko Suzuki, Toshio Sato, Yusuke Takahashi, Hideki Ueno, Yoshikazu Ooba, Hiroshi Sakai
  • Publication number: 20190347613
    Abstract: A logistics management device includes an information acquirer and an information processor. The information acquirer is configured to acquire identification information about cargo, identification information associated with a first sensor device for acquiring environmental information related to a storage location included in a section through which the cargo was transported, identification information about a second sensor device that is configured to move along with the cargo, environmental information acquired by the first sensor device, environmental information acquired by the second sensor device, and history information obtained by performing a prescribed process on the cargo. The information processor is configured to integrate the information acquired by the information acquirer and generate section environmental information indicating an environment in which the cargo was placed in the section through which the cargo was transported.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Applicants: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba, Toshiba Digital Solutions Corporation
    Inventors: Masaki SAKAI, Hideki KAMEKAWA
  • Publication number: 20190299625
    Abstract: An ink refill container 63 includes a container main body 64 including an ink storage chamber 76, an ink outlet-forming portion 66 provided on an end portion of the container main body forming an ink outlet 65 that allows the ink to flow out from the ink storage chamber, and a valve 74 provided in the ink outlet-forming portion configured to openably seal the ink outlet, in which the ink outlet-forming portion includes a positioning portion 73 on an outer side of the ink outlet-forming portion. in which the positioning portion 73 is closer to the container main body than the valve 74 is to the container main body in a central axis direction of the ink outlet, and in which the positioning portion partially abuts against an ink tank 41-45 when the valve is opened for refilling the ink to the ink tank, to thereby position the valve relative to the ink tank.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2017
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Applicant: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Tadahiro MIZUTANI, Ryoichi TANAKA, Manabu AKAHANE, Makoto KOBAYASHI, Naomi KIMURA, Hideki OKUMURA, Shoma KUDO, Tetsuya TAKAMOTO, Hiroaki SAKAI
  • Patent number: 10431445
    Abstract: To reduce contamination of the apparatus with an additive and to quickly switch spraying and stopping of the additive, provided is an ion analyzer including: an ion source for ionizing a measurement target substance, a spray unit for atomizing and spraying toward the measurement target substance a liquid containing an additive that reacts with the measurement target substance; a separation analysis unit for separately analyzing an ion generated by a reaction between the measurement target substance and the additive; a detector for detecting the ion that has been separately analyzed by the separation analysis unit; and a control unit for lowering a flow rate of the additive supplied to the spray unit during a time when the additive is not necessary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: HITACHI HIGH-TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazushige Nishimura, Hiroyuki Satake, Masuyuki Sugiyama, Hideki Hasegawa, Tomoyuki Sakai
  • Publication number: 20190295815
    Abstract: Provided is a charged particle beam apparatus, aiming at obtaining an image and the like focused on the sample surface and the bottom while preventing the visual field deviation occurred when focusing on the sample surface and the bottom respectively. The charged particle beam apparatus forms a first image (301), which is based on detection of the first energy charged particles, based on an irradiation with a beam whose focus is adjusted on a sample surface side, forms a second image (304) which is based on detection of second energy charged particles having a relatively higher energy than the first energy and a third image (303) which is based on the detection of the first energy charged particles, based on the irradiation with a beam whose focus is adjusted on a bottom side of a pattern included in the sample, acquires a deviation between the first image and the third image, and composes the first image and the second image so as to correct the deviation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2019
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Inventors: Yasunori TAKASUGI, Satoru YAMAGUCHI, Kei SAKAI, Hideki ITAI, Yoshinori MOMONOI, Toshimasa KAMEDA, Yoshihiro KIMURA
  • Publication number: 20190284668
    Abstract: There are provided: an aluminum alloy substrate for a magnetic disk, including 2.0 to 10.0 mass % (hereinafter, simply referred to as “%”) of Mg, 0.003 to 0.150% of Cu, 0.05 to 0.60% of Zn, 0.03 to 1.00% of Mn, and 0.00001 to 0.00200% of Be, as well as Fe restricted to 0.50% or less, Si restricted to 0.50% or less, Cr restricted to 0.30% or less, and Cl restricted to 0.005% or less, with the balance of Al and unavoidable impurities; and a method of producing the aluminum alloy substrate for a magnetic disk.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2017
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Inventors: Takuya MURATA, Kotaro KITAWAKI, Makoto YONEMITSU, Naoki KITAMURA, Yasuo FUJII, Tetsu SAKAI, Hideki TAKAHASHI, Takashi MORI
  • Publication number: 20190260324
    Abstract: A rotary electric device control device controls driving of a rotary electric device including a plurality of winding sets. The rotary electric device control device includes: a plurality of drive circuits; and a plurality of control units. The control units include signal output units for outputting control signals to the drive circuits corresponding to the control units, respectively, and communicate with each other. The control units include: one master control unit; and at least one slave control unit. An electric power steering device includes: a rotary electric device control device; the rotary electric device that outputs an assist torque for assisting a steering operation of a steering wheel by a driver; and a power transmission unit that transmits a driving force of the rotary electric device to a drive target.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2019
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Inventors: Shuji KURAMITSU, Koichi NAKAMURA, Atsuko OKA, Masaya TAKI, Hideki KABUNE, Yuki WATANABE, Toshimitsu SAKAI, Yosuke OGI
  • Patent number: 10383229
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus includes a first circuit board, a stacked circuit that is provided on the first circuit board through first coupling terminals and has a structure in which arithmetic elements and memory elements are stacked through inter-element coupling terminals and to which a signal is inputted from the first circuit board, and a second circuit board that is provided on the stacked circuit through second coupling terminals and to which a result of processing is outputted from the stacked circuit, wherein a number of the first coupling terminals and a number of the second coupling terminals are smaller than that of the inter-element coupling terminals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Taiki Uemura, Taiji Sakai, Hideki Kitada
  • Publication number: 20190236952
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, in general, an information processing apparatus includes one or more processors. The one or more processors receive from an onboard device of a probe vehicle an image showing a vehicle group of one or more vehicles stopping on the same lane, imaging time of the image, and a position of the probe vehicle at the imaging time. The one or more processors select vehicle groups according to the imaging time and an imaging position. The one or more processors identify the selected vehicle groups as a vehicle queue. The one or more processors calculate a stopping vehicle-queue evaluation value. The one or more processors calculate a parking vehicle-queue evaluation value. The one or more processors determine whether the identified vehicle queue is the stopping vehicle queue or the parking vehicle queue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Applicants: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA, TOSHIBA INFRASTRUCTURE SYSTEMS & SOLUTIONS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshihiko SUZUKI, Yusuke TAKAHASHI, Toshio SATO, Yoshikazu OOBA, Hiroshi SAKAI, Hideki UENO
  • Patent number: 10364160
    Abstract: A method for producing a potassium titanate easily produces a potassium titanate having a high single phase ratio and a significantly reduced fibrous potassium titanate content in high yield. The method for producing a potassium titanate includes: a mixing step that mixes a titanium raw material with a potassium raw material, the titanium raw material including 0 to 60 mass % of titanium oxide having a specific surface area of 1 to 2 m2/g, 40 to 100 mass % of titanium oxide having a specific surface area of 7 to 200 m2/g, and 0 to 4.5 mass % in total of one or more materials selected from titanium metal and titanium hydride, and the potassium raw material including a potassium compound; a calcination step that calcines a raw material mixture obtained by the mixing step at a calcination temperature of 950 to 990° C.; and a grinding step that grinds a calcined powder obtained by the calcination step using one or more means selected from a vibrating mill and an impact pulverizer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: TOHO TITANIUM CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Mamoru Nakashima, Hideki Sakai, Daisuke Taki