Patents by Inventor Hiroaki Sato

Hiroaki 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: 20210127952
    Abstract: An endoscope hood having excellent antifogging properties and antifouling properties. The endoscope hood is configured to be mounted on an insertion side end of an endoscope. The endoscope hood comprises a cylindrical exterior portion and a disc portion provided in contact with an inner surface of the exterior portion. The exterior portion and the disc portion are formed integrally or separately. At least the disc portion is made of a hydrogel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2018
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Applicant: SEED CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshinori MORITA, Toshihiro TAKAMATSU, Akitoshi OKINO, Hidekazu MIYAHARA, Hiroaki KAWANO, Haruka ITO, Shiori KANEDA, Toru MATSUNAGA, Takao SATO
  • Publication number: 20210135094
    Abstract: Provided are a magnetoresistance effect element and a magnetic memory having a shape magnetic anisotropy and using a recording layer having an anti-parallel coupling. A first magnetic layer (3) and a second magnetic layer (5) of the magnetoresistance effect element include a ferromagnetic substance, have a magnetization direction variable to the direction perpendicular to a film surface and are magnetically coupled in an anti-parallel direction, and a junction size D (nm), which is a length of the longest straight line on an end face perpendicular to the thickness direction of the first magnetic layer (3) and the second magnetic layer (5), a film thickness t1 (nm) of the first magnetic layer (3), and a film thickness t2 (nm) of the second magnetic layer (5) satisfy relationships D<t1 and D?t1 or D?t1 and D<t2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2019
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Inventors: Hiroaki HONJO, Tetsuo ENDOH, Shoji IKEDA, Hideo SATO, Koichi NlSHIOKA
  • Patent number: 10992174
    Abstract: A monitoring control system including: at least one transmission monitoring control subsystem that performs monitoring control of a power transmission system; at least one distribution monitoring control subsystem that performs monitoring control of a power distribution system; a calculation server that stores outage plan names related to outages of the power transmission system and outages of the power distribution system; and a network that connects the transmission monitoring control subsystem, the distribution monitoring control subsystem, and the calculation server. The monitoring control system performs monitoring control of the power transmission system and the power distribution system based on the outage plan name.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignees: Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions Corporation, Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings, Incorporated
    Inventors: Hiroaki Fujiura, Masami Onishi, Hirofumi Fujii, Hiroaki Sato, Koichi Takeuchi, Junya Yamamoto, Takashi Eguchi, Tomohiro Kubo, Masanori Endo, Kenji Kitami, Takaaki Hosaka, Jun Inoue
  • Publication number: 20210105227
    Abstract: In a communication system including first virtual CPE and second virtual CPE, the first virtual CPE includes a band acquisition unit configured to acquire a first contract band set for a subscriber under control of the first CPE and acquire a value of decrease in the first contract band when at least one subscriber terminal of the subscriber transitions from being under control of the first CPE to being under control of the second CPE, and a band control unit configured to control a communication band for the first CPE, and the second virtual CPE includes a band acquisition unit configured to acquire a second contract band set for a subscriber under control of the second CPE and acquire a value of increase in the second contract band, and a band control unit configured to control a communication band for the second CPE.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2019
    Publication date: April 8, 2021
    Inventors: Shinya Kawano, Katsuma Miyamoto, Akihiro Kimura, Akihiro Okada, Hiroaki Sato
  • Publication number: 20210082468
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a disk device includes a disk, a head including a write head which writes data to the disk, a first read head which reads data from the disk, and is configured to detect a first value indicating a signal quality of read data during read processing, and a second read head which reads data from the disk, and is configured to detect a second value indicating a signal quality of read data during read processing, and a controller which determines whether there is a possibility that data cannot be read by the first read head and the second read head based on the first value and the second value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2020
    Publication date: March 18, 2021
    Inventor: Hiroaki Sato
  • Publication number: 20210075253
    Abstract: A monitoring control system including: at least one transmission monitoring control subsystem that performs monitoring control of a power transmission system; at least one distribution monitoring control subsystem that performs monitoring control of a power distribution system; a calculation server that stores outage plan names related to outages of the power transmission system and outages of the power distribution system; and a network that connects the transmission monitoring control subsystem, the distribution monitoring control subsystem, and the calculation server. The monitoring control system performs monitoring control of the power transmission system and the power distribution system based on the outage plan name.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2018
    Publication date: March 11, 2021
    Applicants: Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions Corporation, Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings, Incorporated
    Inventors: Hiroaki FUJIURA, Masami ONISHI, Hirofumi FUJII, Hiroaki SATO, Koichi TAKEUCHI, Junya YAMAMOTO, Takashi EGUCHI, Tomohiro KUBO, Masanori ENDO, Kenji KITAMI, Takaaki HOSAKA, Jun INOUE
  • Patent number: 10942310
    Abstract: An on-board display device installable in a vehicle cabin of a vehicle includes a liquid crystal panel and a light source. The liquid crystal panel displays an image of an outside of the vehicle, the image having been captured by a camera. The light source illuminates the liquid crystal panel. A direction of maximum luminance of the light source is a direction passing through an inside of an eye range preset in the vehicle. An equi-luminance line has a shape longer in a second direction that intersects a first direction than in the first direction in a luminance distribution map that represents luminance of the light source in each direction represented by a polar angle and an azimuth angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Toshiharu Ooishi, Hiroaki Sato
  • Publication number: 20210067371
    Abstract: In a communication system including a first virtual CPE to which a terminal belongs, a second virtual CPE, and an authentication server, when the terminal connects to the second virtual CPE, the second virtual CPE confirms whether terminal information of the terminal is registered in the authentication server, and when the terminal information is registered in the authentication server, the authentication server notifies the second virtual CPE of an address of the first virtual CPE, and the second virtual CPE performs a tunnel connection to the first virtual CPE.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2019
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Inventors: Shinya Kawano, Katsuma Miyamoto, Akihiro Kimura, Akihiro Okada, Hiroaki Sato
  • Publication number: 20210050322
    Abstract: Apparatuses relating to a microelectronic package are disclosed. In one such apparatus, a substrate has first contacts on an upper surface thereof. A microelectronic die has a lower surface facing the upper surface of the substrate and having second contacts on an upper surface of the microelectronic die. Wire bonds have bases joined to the first contacts and have edge surfaces between the bases and corresponding end surfaces. A first portion of the wire bonds are interconnected between a first portion of the first contacts and the second contacts. The end surfaces of a second portion of the wire bonds are above the upper surface of the microelectronic die. A dielectric layer is above the upper surface of the substrate and between the wire bonds. The second portion of the wire bonds have uppermost portions thereof bent over to be parallel with an upper surface of the dielectric layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2020
    Publication date: February 18, 2021
    Applicant: Tessera, Inc.
    Inventors: Hiroaki Sato, Teck-Gyu Kang, Belgacem Haba, Philip R. Osborn, Wei-Shun Wang, Ellis Chau, Ilyas Mohammed, Norihito Masuda, Kazuo Sakuma, Kiyoaki Hashimoto, Kurosawa Inetaro, Tomoyuki Kikuchi
  • Patent number: 10916746
    Abstract: A secondary battery for electronic appliance to be installed in an electronic appliance, thereby feeding an electric power to the electronic appliance is disclosed, which includes a battery cell in which a positive electrode, a negative electrode and an electrolyte are accommodated in a pack, and a positive electrode terminal and a negative electrode terminal from the positive electrode and the negative electrode, respectively are lead out from one side face of the pack; a metallic battery can in which an opening is formed in the both end sides in an insertion direction of the battery cell and which accommodates the battery cell therein such that one side face from which the positive electrode terminal and the negative electrode terminal are lead out is faced towards the side of one of the openings; and a pair of lids made of a synthetic resin, each plugging the opening of the battery can, at least one of the lids plugging one of the openings towards which one side face from which the positive electrode termi
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoichi Miyajama, Toshio Takeshita, Hiroaki Sato, Atsushi Takahashi
  • Patent number: 10907527
    Abstract: An alternator adapter for a generator engine includes a main body defining an airflow chamber. The main body includes an airflow outlet in a first end of the main body, an engine shaft opening in a second end of the main body opposite the first end, and an airflow inlet between the first end and the second end. The alternator adaptor also includes an engine mount coupled to the first end of the main body around the airflow outlet and aligned with the engine shaft opening, and an alternator mount coupled to the second end of the main body around the engine shaft opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Champion Power Equipment, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark J. Sarder, Russell J. Dopke, Hiroaki Sato, Leigh A. Jenison
  • Patent number: 10862414
    Abstract: A carbon monoxide shutoff system for an engine of a portable electrical generator has a carbon monoxide gas sensor, a microcontroller, and an output indicator. The carbon monoxide gas sensor generates an output electrical current proportional to a detected concentration of ambient carbon monoxide. The microcontroller has an input connected to the carbon monoxide gas sensor, and an output connected to an operational control of the engine. A deactivation signal generated by the microcontroller in response to detection of a deactivation condition is based upon the output electrical current from the carbon monoxide gas sensor matching predefined value and duration thresholds. The deactivation signal is operative to stop the engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Champion Power Equipment, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Sarder, Mark Kastner, Zhikun Zhong, James Dehn, Hiroaki Sato
  • Patent number: 10854392
    Abstract: A multi-layer ceramic electronic component includes: a ceramic body including internal electrodes laminated in a first direction, a first main surface including a first flat region facing in the first direction, and a second main surface including a second flat region facing in the first direction; and a pair of external electrodes connected to the internal electrodes and facing each other in a second direction orthogonal to the first direction, a dimension of the ceramic body in the first direction being 1.1 times or more and 1.6 times or less a dimension of the ceramic body in a third direction orthogonal to the first and second directions, the first flat region being formed at a center portion of the first main surface in the second direction, the second flat region being formed at a center portion of the second main surface in the third direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: TAIYO YUDEN CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hiroaki Sato
  • Patent number: 10833044
    Abstract: Apparatuses relating to a microelectronic package are disclosed. In one such apparatus, a substrate has first contacts on an upper surface thereof. A microelectronic die has a lower surface facing the upper surface of the substrate and having second contacts on an upper surface of the microelectronic die. Wire bonds have bases joined to the first contacts and have edge surfaces between the bases and corresponding end surfaces. A first portion of the wire bonds are interconnected between a first portion of the first contacts and the second contacts. The end surfaces of a second portion of the wire bonds are above the upper surface of the microelectronic die. A dielectric layer is above the upper surface of the substrate and between the wire bonds. The second portion of the wire bonds have uppermost portions thereof bent over to be parallel with an upper surface of the dielectric layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Tessera, Inc.
    Inventors: Hiroaki Sato, Teck-Gyu Kang, Belgacem Haba, Philip R. Osborn, Wei-Shun Wang, Ellis Chau, Ilyas Mohammed, Norihito Masuda, Kazuo Sakuma, Kiyoaki Hashimoto, Kurosawa Inetaro, Tomoyuki Kikuchi
  • Publication number: 20200332758
    Abstract: A standby generator includes an alternator to produce electricity for distribution to an electrical system, and an air-cooled internal combustion engine driving the alternator. The air-cooled internal combustion engine includes one or more cylinders, one or more spark plugs each configured to initiate combustion in a corresponding cylinder, and one or more ignition coils each coupled to a respective spark plug of the one or more spark plugs to provide a voltage to the respective spark plug. The standby generator also includes a battery system electrically coupled to the one or more ignition coils to provide power thereto, and a digital ignition module wiring the battery system to each of the one or more ignition coils to control operation of the one or more spark plugs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2019
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Inventors: Mark J. Sarder, Russell J. Dopke, Hiroaki Sato, Leigh A. Jenison, Mark A. Kastner
  • Publication number: 20200328030
    Abstract: A multi-layer ceramic electronic component includes: a ceramic body including internal electrodes laminated in a first direction, a first main surface including a first flat region facing in the first direction, and a second main surface including a second flat region facing in the first direction; and a pair of external electrodes connected to the internal electrodes and facing each other in a second direction orthogonal to the first direction, a dimension of the ceramic body in the first direction being 1.1 times or more and 1.6 times or less a dimension of the ceramic body in a third direction orthogonal to the first and second directions, the first flat region being formed at a center portion of the first main surface in the second direction, the second flat region being formed at a center portion of the second main surface in the third direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2020
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Inventor: Hiroaki SATO
  • Publication number: 20200318578
    Abstract: A dual fuel engine includes an engine operable on a gaseous fuel and a liquid fuel and a switch to change operation of the engine between gaseous fuel and liquid fuel. The dual fuel engine also includes a carburetor attached to an intake of the engine to mix air and fuel and connect to a gaseous fuel source and a liquid fuel source. A liquid fuel cut-off attaches to the carburetor to interrupt liquid fuel upon actuation of the switch from liquid fuel to gaseous fuel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2020
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Inventors: Kendall J. Collie, Mark J. Sarder, Aleko D. Sotiriades, James J. Dehn, Leigh A. Jenison, Hiroaki Sato
  • Publication number: 20200262409
    Abstract: An electric booster including an input member that is advanceably/retractably moved according to a brake pedal operation. An electric motor of an electric actuator advanceably/retractably moves a power piston. A master pressure control unit sets a target movement amount of the power piston according to an amount of a movement of the input member that is caused by the brake pedal, and controls the electric motor to move the power piston so as to achieve the target movement amount, thereby causing a brake hydraulic pressure to be generated in a master cylinder. The master pressure control unit includes a reaction force generation portion, which changes a characteristic of a hydraulic reaction force applied to the brake pedal. The reaction force generation portion corrects the target movement amount of the power piston according to a temporal change in the movement amount of the input member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2018
    Publication date: August 20, 2020
    Inventors: Naoki TAKAHASHI, Daisuke GOTO, Takaya TSUKAGOSHI, Norikazu MATSUZAKI, Hiroaki SATO
  • Patent number: 10749416
    Abstract: A method is for manufacturing a core plate having an annular core back and teeth extending from the core back toward the center. The core plate is obtained by performing a punching step, a winding step, a straining step and an annealing step. At the straining step, compressive strain is applied to the core back or the band-shaped core back that is to be the core back after winding. At the annealing step, the core back or the band-shaped core back is annealed to be recrystallized after the applying of strain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignees: DENSO CORPORATION, NIPPON STEEL & SUMITOMO METAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tetsuya Aoki, Takeshi Senoo, Keiichi Okazaki, Satoshi Doi, Hiroshi Fujimura, Hiroaki Sato
  • Patent number: 10697398
    Abstract: A dual fuel engine includes an engine operable on a gaseous fuel and a liquid fuel and a switch to change operation of the engine between gaseous fuel and liquid fuel. The dual fuel engine also includes a carburetor attached to an intake of the engine to mix air and fuel and connect to a gaseous fuel source and a liquid fuel source. A liquid fuel cut-off attaches to the carburetor to interrupt liquid fuel upon actuation of the switch from liquid fuel to gaseous fuel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Champion Power Equipment, Inc.
    Inventors: Kendall J. Collie, Mark J. Sarder, Aleko D. Sotiriades, James J. Dehn, Leigh Jenison, Hiroaki Sato