Patents by Inventor Hideki Sato

Hideki Sato 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: 20220252552
    Abstract: A gas chromatograph-mass spectrometer includes a gas chromatograph having a column that separates a sample into components, a mass spectrometer provided in a vacuum housing, and an interface that introduces a sample that has been separated into components in the gas chromatograph into the mass spectrometer, and the interface includes a partition wall fixed to the vacuum housing to close an opening formed in the vacuum housing, a line pipe that is fixed to the partition wall to penetrate the partition wall, includes a sample outlet line of the column and introduces the sample into the mass spectrometer, a heater that heats the line pipe in an axial direction, and a fixer that fixes the heater being in contact with the partition wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2019
    Publication date: August 11, 2022
    Applicant: SHIMADZU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hideki SATO, Takeshi UCHIDA
  • Patent number: 11404041
    Abstract: A message management unit receives and accumulates a message, wherein the message is distributed for every update, is the message data representing a latest situation of a competition, an explanation generation unit generates an explanatory text for conveying unconveyed information detected from the message, based on conveyed information, a speech synthesis unit outputs a speech converted from the explanatory text, wherein the explanation generation unit stores the unconveyed information for the explanatory text as the conveyed information, stands by until completion of completion of the speech, and initiates a procedure for generating a new explanatory text based on updated unconveyed information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignees: NIPPON HOSO KYOKAI, NHK Engineering System, Inc.
    Inventors: Tadashi Kumano, Ichiro Yamada, Atsushi Imai, Hideki Sumiyoshi, Yuko Yamanouchi, Toshihiro Shimizu, Nobumasa Seiyama, Shoei Sato, Reiko Saito, Taro Miyazaki, Kiyoshi Kurihara, Manon Ichiki, Tohru Takagi
  • Publication number: 20220228286
    Abstract: In a plating apparatus, a short circuit of a wiring between a rectifier and a plating device is detected without using a substrate in vain. In the plating apparatus that supplies a current from the rectifier to the substrate to plate the substrate, a short circuit detection method includes a step of outputting a current with a predetermined current value from the rectifier, in a state where the substrate and a substrate holder holding the substrate are not electrically connected to the rectifier, a step of acquiring an output voltage value of the rectifier, a step of comparing the output voltage value with a predetermined reference voltage value, and a step of determining that a short circuit occurs in a circuit for connecting the rectifier and the substrate, in a case where the output voltage value is lower than the reference voltage value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2021
    Publication date: July 21, 2022
    Inventors: Hideki Wakabayashi, Tensei Sato, Kazuma Ideguchi
  • Publication number: 20220230777
    Abstract: A resin coated superconducting wire includes a matrix resin including a synthetic resin material, and a superconducting wire in the matrix resin. In a transverse cross section of the resin coated superconducting wire, a cross section area of the matrix resin is equal to or larger than the cross section area of the superconducting wire.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2020
    Publication date: July 21, 2022
    Applicant: FURUKAWA ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki FUKUSHIMA, Yonghoon KIM, Hideki II, Takumi SATO, Hirokazu TSUBOUCHI, Masahiro SUGIMOTO
  • Publication number: 20220209345
    Abstract: A lid body includes a terminal member of at least one of a positive electrode and a negative electrode, a sealing plate including an attachment hole for attaching the terminal member, and a sealing material containing a thermoplastic resin and an inorganic filler. The terminal member is inserted into the attachment hole and attached to the sealing plate in a state in which the sealing material is joined to a peripheral portion of the attachment hole. Here, as the inorganic filler, an inorganic substance having a volume change rate of 20% or less after being immersed for 7 days in a test electrolyte, which is prepared at 65° C., and which contains 1200 ppm of water and 1 M of LiPF6, and moreover in which a volume ratio of a solvent thereof satisfies a relationship of ethylene carbonate:diethyl carbonate:dimethyl carbonate=1:1:1, is used.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 24, 2021
    Publication date: June 30, 2022
    Inventors: Yuki SATO, Yozo UCHIDA, Hideki ASADACHI, Syoichi TSUCHIYA, Masataka ASAI, Tsuyoshi ASANO, Masahiro UCHIMURA, Nozomi TATEYAMA
  • Patent number: 11366205
    Abstract: A selection circuit selects one of digital values respectively output from a TDC 1 and a TDC 2. A histogram generation circuit generates a histogram indicating a relationship between a bin number and a frequency by counting up the frequency of the bin number according to the digital value selected by the selection circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yoshiki Ikuta, Takuma Hiramatsu, Takayuki Shimizu, Hideki Sato
  • Patent number: 11327160
    Abstract: A TOF sensor includes: a light-emitting element that emits light in accordance with reference pulses; a first light-receiving unit that outputs pulses in response to light incident thereon; a first digital computation unit that calculates the number of third output pulses of the first light-receiving unit in response to reflected light incident thereon; and a distance computation unit that calculates the distance from this device to the object if the number of third output pulses is greater than a first reference value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Hideki Sato
  • Patent number: 11290768
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus and server apparatus are disclosed. In one example, the information processing apparatus is configured to display content on a first display and transmit an instruction to display the content, which is being displayed on the first display, on a second display of a first external device. This instruction causes a displaying of the content at a specified playback start point on the second display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: Sony Group Corporation
    Inventors: Hideki Sato, Junichi Nakamura, Naoki Yuasa, Shuichi Otsu, Hiroki Hashi, Mie Namai
  • Patent number: 11287518
    Abstract: An optical sensor of the present invention changes a light-emitting period of a light-emitting element and a period of a reference clock that is used by a time difference extracting circuit, depending on whether or not a digital value that is output from a first digital calculating portion exceeds a reference value in a determination period. With this, there is achieved an optical sensor capable of maintaining both of measurement accuracy at short distance and measurement accuracy at long distance when a housing panel is present between the optical sensor and a detection target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yoshiki Ikuta, Hideki Sato, Takuma Hiramatsu, Takayuki Shimizu
  • Patent number: 11221410
    Abstract: A light sensor or the like that has an improved measurement speed is realized. A light sensor includes a computation unit that computes a distance between the light sensor and a sensing object on the basis of a difference between a center position of reflection light, which indicates a center position of distribution of light reception probability of a first light receiving unit in a first histogram, and a center position of reference light, which indicates a center position of distribution of light reception probability of a second light receiving unit in a second histogram.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yoshiki Ikuta, Takuma Hiramatsu, Takayuki Shimizu, Hideki Sato
  • Publication number: 20210386415
    Abstract: A defect hole closing material achieves low invasive treatment for an atrial septal defect with almost no fear of long-term failure. The defect hole closing material is formed by two cylindrical bodies (a first cylinder part and a second cylinder part) having stitch-like structures of a bioabsorbable material, has a sandglass shape, and includes a coil spring both ends of which are respectively engaged with a first end part and a second end part and is passed through inner parts of the first cylinder part and the second cylinder part from a side of the first end part to a side of the second end part via a substantially central part. An outer cylindrical body is provided at an outermost layer so as to cover a whole of the two cylindrical bodies from an outer side, the outer cylindrical body is a cylinder-shaped body obtained by knitting a bioabsorbable material, and both ends thereof are respectively joined to both ends of the two cylindrical bodies.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2019
    Publication date: December 16, 2021
    Applicant: GUNZE LIMITED
    Inventors: Saki OKUMURA, Yuki SAKAMOTO, Hideki SATO
  • Patent number: 11175387
    Abstract: An optical sensor configured to reduce a measurement time while the accuracy of the optical sensor is maintained is realized. An initial configuration circuit (19) includes a counter configured to perform counting of the number of pulse outputs from a first light-receiving unit (11) in first to nth regions obtained by dividing each cycle of a reference clock into n equal parts, determines, among the first to nth regions, a region in which a counter value is largest, and the initial configuration circuit causes a first DLL circuit (17) to perform a converging operation to the region determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hideki Sato, Yoshiki Ikuta, Takayuki Shimizu, Takuma Hiramatsu
  • Publication number: 20210294882
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a processor configured to acquire a voice of a user, authenticate the user by using the voice, and recognize the voice, and display operation screens that are different depending on an authentication result of the user and a recognition result of the voice and are used for an operation of executing processing on a display unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2020
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Business Innovation Corp.
    Inventors: Ayaka SHINKAWA, Hideki SATO
  • Patent number: 11112494
    Abstract: Effects of ambient light are suppressed, and distance to a detection object is measured with high precision. A ranging sensor includes a VCSEL, a SPAD array that has multiple SPADs that detect photons of pulse light emitted by the VCSEL, a SPAD array that has multiple SPADs that detect photons of reflected light where the pulse light has been reflected by a detection object, a DLL that measures a time difference between a pulse signal output from the SPADs of the SPAD array and a pulse signal output from the SPADs of the SPAD array, an ambient-light-incident SPAD determining unit that determines a SPAD on which ambient light is incident, based on pulse signals output from SPADs of the SPAD array when the VCSEL is not emitting light, and a SPAD front-end circuit that stops operation of the SPAD for which determination is made that ambient light is incident.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takayuki Shimizu, Takuma Hiramatsu, Yoshiki Ikuta, Hideki Sato
  • Patent number: 11079709
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a fixing unit that transports a sheet of paper carrying an unfixed image through a nip part to fix the unfixed image to the sheet, the nip part applying heat and pressure to the sheet, a first guide unit that guides transport of the sheet, the first guide unit coming into contact with a first side of the sheet leaving the nip part of the fixing unit, and a second guide unit that guides transport of the sheet, the second guide unit coming into contact with a second side of the sheet leaving the nip part of the fixing unit, the second guide unit being rotatable, the second side being opposite to the first side. The first guide unit has a guide part. The guide part includes an upstream guide part disposed upstream with respect to a sheet transport direction, and a bent guide part that is bent at an endpoint position of the upstream guide part in a direction of entry into a sheet transport passage relative to the upstream guide part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Business Innovation Corp.
    Inventors: Yusuke Sakurai, Hideki Sato, Jun Sawamura
  • Patent number: 11061139
    Abstract: A ranging sensor includes a light emitting unit includes a plurality of light emitting elements, a light receiving unit including a plurality of light receiving elements, a space control unit, a position estimation unit, and a TOF signal processing unit, operates in cooperation with an RGB camera module, and generates target distance information for generating three-dimensional position information. The space control unit independently controls each element group including a light emitting element and a light receiving element allocated to a common subspace. The position estimation unit estimates, from received light amount distribution of a plurality of light receiving elements receiving a reflected light beam from the target existing in a space of each subspace, a position of the target in the space of the subspace group. The TOF signal processing unit performs TOF signal processing in parallel with channels whose number is less than that of light emitting elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hideki Sato, Takuma Hiramatsu, Takayuki Shimizu, Yoshiki Ikuta
  • Publication number: 20210169497
    Abstract: A defect hole closing material achieves low invasive treatment for an atrial septal defect with almost no fear of long-term failure. The defect hole closing material is formed by two cylindrical bodies (a first cylinder part and a second cylinder part) made of a bioabsorbable material and having stitch-like structures, has a sandglass shape, and includes a coil spring both ends of which are respectively engaged with a first end part and a second end part and that is inserted through inner parts of the first cylinder part and the second cylinder part from the first end part side to the second end part side via a substantially central part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2019
    Publication date: June 10, 2021
    Applicant: GUNZE LIMITED
    Inventors: Yuki SAKAMOTO, Hideki SATO, Saki OKUMURA
  • Publication number: 20210141069
    Abstract: Effects of ambient light are suppressed, and distance to a detection object is measured with high precision. A ranging sensor includes a VCSEL, a SPAD array that has multiple SPADs that detect photons of pulse light emitted by the VCSEL, a SPAD array that has multiple SPADs that detect photons of reflected light where the pulse light has been reflected by a detection object, a DLL that measures a time difference between a pulse signal output from the SPADs of the SPAD array and a pulse signal output from the SPADs of the SPAD array, an ambient-light-incident SPAD determining unit that determines a SPAD on which ambient light is incident, based on pulse signals output from SPADs of the SPAD array when the VCSEL is not emitting light, and a SPAD front-end circuit that stops operation of the SPAD for which determination is made that ambient light is incident.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Publication date: May 13, 2021
    Applicant: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: TAKAYUKI SHIMIZU, TAKUMA HIRAMATSU, YOSHIKI IKUTA, HIDEKI SATO
  • Publication number: 20210128788
    Abstract: The present invention provides an artificial blood vessel that can achieve a balance between cell penetration efficiency and crush resistance and can regenerate a blood vessel at very high efficiency. Provided is an artificial blood vessel having a tubular shape, including: a foam containing a bioabsorbable material; a reinforcement A containing a bioabsorbable material; and a reinforcement B including threads containing a bioabsorbable material, the foam being reinforced with the reinforcements A and B, wherein the reinforcement A is a non-woven fabric, a film, or a weft-knitted, warp-knitted, or woven fabric made of knitted or woven fibers, the reinforcement B includes monofilament threads each having a cross-sectional diameter of 0.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2020
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Inventors: Goki MATSUMURA, Hideki SATO, Mieko ISHIKAWA
  • Patent number: 10948670
    Abstract: An optical module for transmitting an optical signal may include a circuit board on which electronic components are disposed, a high-frequency component that is disposed on a main surface of the circuit board and operates at a frequency equal to or higher than a predetermined reference value according to a frequency of the optical signal, a low-frequency component that is disposed on another main surface of the circuit board so as to overlap at least partly with the high-frequency component in a plan view and operates at a frequency less than the reference value, and an electromagnetic wave absorber that is disposed on an upper surface of the low-frequency component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Lumentum Japan, Inc.
    Inventors: Sachiko Mizuseki, Hideki Sato