Patents by Inventor Hiroki Satoh

Hiroki Satoh 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: 20210056530
    Abstract: An application executed at a user terminal with a touch screen displays, on the touch screen, a UI in which a user-side UI for accepting a touch operation by a user and a store-side UI for accepting a touch operation by a staff member of a store are placed, as a settlement UI for settlement of a currency amount of a digital local currency. The application judges whether time during which the touch operation on the user-side UI and the touch operation on the store-side UI are simultaneously continued has reached a specified period of time or not. If the judgment result is true, the application displays a settlement completion notice on the touch screen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2020
    Publication date: February 25, 2021
    Applicant: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Toshiomi MORIKI, Yuuichi KUROSAWA, Hiroki SATOH, Miho KOBAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20210042828
    Abstract: An electronic community currency operation system S includes a user terminal 1, a store terminal 2 and a management server 3 connected via a network CN1. The management server 3 includes a premium amount determination unit F38 which receives, from the user terminal 1, an issue request of an electronic community currency received from a user, and determines an additional amount to be added to an issue amount of the electronic community currency, which is to be issued according to the received issue request, according to a current amount of circulation relative to an overall maximum issue of the electronic community currency, and a community currency issuing unit F35 which issues, according to the issue request, the electronic community currency in which the determined additional amount has been added to the issue amount, and notifies the issued electronic community currency to the user terminal 1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2020
    Publication date: February 11, 2021
    Inventors: Hiroki SATOH, Toshiomi MORIKI
  • Publication number: 20210014622
    Abstract: A control device is a control device for controlling a plurality of receiver devices for receiving a sound signal transmitted from a wireless microphone by radio, the control device includes an information acquisition part that acquires quality information indicating a quality of the sound signal received by the plurality of receiver devices, and a determination part that determines, on the basis of the quality of the sound signal indicated by the quality information, a non-output receiver device that does not cause a speaker to output the sound based on the sound signal out of the plurality of receiver devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2020
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Inventors: Hiroki SATOH, Alexander LEPGES
  • Patent number: 10418184
    Abstract: The solid electrolytic capacitor according to the present invention is a solid electrolytic capacitor including a valve metal, an oxide film layer formed on a surface of the valve metal, and a solid electrolyte layer formed on the oxide film layer, wherein the solid electrolyte layer contains a conductive polymer and a gel of an organic solvent solidified with a chemical gelling agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Tokin Corporation
    Inventors: Yasuhisa Sugawara, Yuji Murayama, Hiroyuki Demizu, Hiroki Satoh
  • Publication number: 20190279313
    Abstract: A power exchange management device includes: a power consumer service processor that receives bid solicitation information from a power consumer, the bid solicitation information being for soliciting exchange of power; a prosumer service processor that publicizes a bid solicitation condition on a terminal device of a prosumer on the basis of the bid solicitation information and receives application information responding to the bid solicitation information from the terminal device of the prosumer; a prosumer power transmission information acquirer that acquires information about an amount of power transmitted to the grid by the power transmission facility of the prosumer by reverse power flow; and a target manager (24) that compares the acquired amount of transmitted power with a target value set on the basis of the bid solicitation information and the application information and determines an incentive to be offered to the prosumer depending on a result of the comparison.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2016
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Inventors: Asako MIYAMOTO, Soichi FURUYA, Hiroki SATOH, Takuya AKASHI, Ying ZHONG, Naofumi TOMITA
  • Patent number: 10103575
    Abstract: A communicating unit 113 of a power interchange management system 101 is coupled to a plurality of power interchange apparatuses 102 that control electrical equipment 131 to 133. Each power interchange apparatus is coupled via a system power supply line 160. A computing unit 117 creates a group for interchanging power by acquiring prescribed pieces of information 126 to 128 from the respective power interchange apparatuses and selecting a plurality of prescribed power interchange apparatuses based on the prescribed pieces of information. Prescribed conditions include a condition related to control power. The condition related to control power may be that a first power interchange apparatus on a power transmitting side has power for power transmission control necessary for transmitting power and, at the same time, a second power interchange apparatus on a power receiving side has power for power reception control necessary for receiving power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: HITACHI, LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroki Satoh, Takaharu Ishida
  • Publication number: 20180128862
    Abstract: Provided is an autonomous monitoring system capable of measuring and monitoring the state of a power distribution system. The monitoring system that autonomously monitors the state of a power distribution system is provided with a first device made correspond to a predetermined control device installed in the power distribution system; a second device for measuring the state of the power distribution system on the upstream side of the predetermined control device; and a third device for measuring the state of the power distribution system on the downstream side of the predetermined control device. The first device, second device, and third device are connected so as to be bi-directionally communicable with each other over a first communication channel. The first device collects the measurement results of the second device and third device to monitor the power distribution system. The first device can stabilize the power distribution system by controlling the predetermined control device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2016
    Publication date: May 10, 2018
    Inventors: Hiroki SATOH, Kazuya SHOJIKI, Masahiro ADACHI
  • Publication number: 20170012467
    Abstract: A communicating unit 113 of a power interchange management system 101 is coupled to a plurality of power interchange apparatuses 102 that control electrical equipment 131 to 133. Each power interchange apparatus is coupled via a system power supply line 160. A computing unit 117 creates a group for interchanging power by acquiring prescribed pieces of information 126 to 128 from the respective power interchange apparatuses and selecting a plurality of prescribed power interchange apparatuses based on the prescribed pieces of information. Prescribed conditions include a condition related to control power. The condition related to control power may be that a first power interchange apparatus on a power transmitting side has power for power transmission control necessary for transmitting power and, at the same time, a second power interchange apparatus on a power receiving side has power for power reception control necessary for receiving power.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2014
    Publication date: January 12, 2017
    Applicant: HITACHI, LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroki Satoh, Takaharu Ishida
  • Publication number: 20160293337
    Abstract: The solid electrolytic capacitor according to the present invention is a solid electrolytic capacitor including a valve metal, an oxide film layer formed on a surface of the valve metal, and a solid electrolyte layer formed on the oxide film layer, wherein the solid electrolyte layer contains a conductive polymer and a gel of an organic solvent solidified with a chemical gelling agent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Publication date: October 6, 2016
    Inventors: Yasuhisa Sugawara, Yuji Murayama, Hiroyuki Demizu, Hiroki Satoh
  • Publication number: 20160218543
    Abstract: The electric power loss at the time of charging/discharging storage batteries is reduced. An electric power system control device maintains a balance of power supply and demand of an electric power system by controlling charging/discharging of a storage battery, and includes a frequency detection unit; a frequency prediction unit which predicts the frequency from the frequency calculated by the frequency detection unit and history data of power generation/load supply-demand data. A charging/discharging amount determination unit sets a charging/discharging amount corresponding to a value lower or higher than the frequency of the electric power system predicted by the frequency prediction unit within a range not exceeding a lower or higher limit value of the frequency and determines the charging/discharging amount of the storage battery based on the value. And, a control command unit transmits a control command to the storage battery based on a result of the charging/discharging amount determination unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2013
    Publication date: July 28, 2016
    Applicant: Hitachi, Limited
    Inventors: Takaharu ISHIDA, Shinsuke ANDOH, Hiroki SATOH, Hideyuki KOBAYASHI, Kazuya SHOJIKI
  • Patent number: 9076590
    Abstract: The present invention provides an electroconductive polymer suspension solution and an electroconductive polymer material which has a high electroconductivity and in which the time-related deterioration of the electroconductivity is suppressed. Also, the present invention provides an electrolytic capacitor with a low ESR using the electroconductive polymer material as a solid electrolyte and a method for producing the same. In the present invention, electroconductive polymer particles 1 in the electroconductive polymer material are bonded via organic dispersant 2 and cross-linker 3 to obtain a strong bond between electroconductive polymer particles 1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignee: NEC Tokin Corporation
    Inventors: Yasuhisa Sugawara, Tomoki Nobuta, Satoshi Suzuki, Yasuhiro Tomioka, Hiroyuki Demizu, Hiroki Satoh
  • Publication number: 20140185192
    Abstract: Provided is a solid electrolytic capacitor having a low initial ESR in which the ESR increase with time can be suppressed. It is a solid electrolytic capacitor, including an electroconductive polymer layer, a graphite layer on the electroconductive polymer layer, and a silver layer on the graphite layer, wherein the electroconductive polymer layer and the graphite layer, and/or, the graphite layer and the silver layer are bonded by a chemical bond.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2013
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Applicant: NEC TOKIN Corporation
    Inventors: Yasuhisa SUGAWARA, Koji Sakata, Yasuhiro Tomioka, Hiroyuki Demizu, Hiroki Satoh
  • Publication number: 20140168858
    Abstract: Provided is an electroconductive polymer solution containing an electroconductive polymer having high chemical resistance and a high electroconductivity. It is an electroconductive polymer solution, containing an electroconductive polymer having thiophene, aniline, pyrrole, or a derivative thereof as a repeating unit, wherein a dopant or a salt thereof having an amide bond and an anion group is doped into the electroconductive polymer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2013
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Applicant: NEC TOKIN Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroki SATOH, Yasuhisa Sugawara, Hiroyuki Demizu, Yasuhiro Tomioka, Koji Sakata
  • Publication number: 20090008133
    Abstract: Provided are patterned circuits with accurately aligned raised features. Also provided are methods for making the circuits using photoresist-on-photoresist patterning.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2004
    Publication date: January 8, 2009
    Inventors: Jeffrey W. Bullard, Dennis M. Brunner, Paul M. Harvey, Hideo Yamazaki, Hiroki Satoh, Hisayuki Nagai
  • Patent number: 6947608
    Abstract: According to an equalizing circuit and an equalizing method, a memory control unit receives an input of an input image data signal, a first memory stores the input image data signal after delaying it and a CPU designates at least any one of a main scan coordinate and a subscan coordinate to start equalizing of the input image data signal, a main scan size and a subscan size of the equalized block and skew values in a main scan direction and in a subscan direction of the equalized block. Then, a register setting unit holds the setting information which is designated by the CPU and an equalizing control unit performs the equalizing of the input image data signal at a certain timing independently of a skew value of the equalized block on the basis of the setting information held by the register setting unit and outputs the equalized image data signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2005
    Assignees: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba, Toshiba Tec Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hiroki Satoh
  • Patent number: 6870593
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display cell includes: a first substrate; a second substrate; a liquid crystal layer interposed between the first and second substrates; and a spacer structure on the second substrate. The spacer structure further includes: at least a first type spacer having a first height; and at least a second type spacer having a second height which is smaller than the first height.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2005
    Assignee: NEC LCD Technologies, Ltd.
    Inventor: Hiroki Satoh
  • Publication number: 20030142881
    Abstract: According to an equalizing circuit and an equalizing method, a memory control unit receives an input of an input image data signal, a first memory stores the input image data signal after delaying it and a CPU designates at least any one of a main scan coordinate and a subscan coordinate to start equalizing of the input image data signal, a main scan size and a subscan size of the equalized block and skew values in a main scan direction and in a subscan direction of the equalized block. Then, a register setting unit holds the setting information which is designated by the CPU and an equalizing control unit performs the equalizing of the input image data signal at a certain timing independently of a skew value of the equalized block on the basis of the setting information held by the register setting unit and outputs the equalized image data signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2002
    Publication date: July 31, 2003
    Applicant: TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Hiroki Satoh
  • Publication number: 20030048403
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display cell includes: a first substrate; a second substrate; a liquid crystal layer interposed between the first and second substrates; and a spacer structure on the second substrate. The spacer structure further includes: at least a first type spacer having a first height and at least a second type spacer having a second height which is smaller than the first height.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2002
    Publication date: March 13, 2003
    Applicant: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hiroki Satoh
  • Patent number: 6476847
    Abstract: When a CPU begins to monitor whether delay variation characteristics of a pulse width variation circuit have varied, it selects a basic delay setting value in a basic delay value setting block from a smallest one. The CPU sets a division number in a phase select block from a given minimum desired division number for pulse width modulation. The CPU senses the level of a phase comparison result signal (PHASE) from the pulse width modulation circuit. If the phase comparison result signal is stable at “1”, the CPU 1 fixes the division number. If the phase comparison result signal is “0” and the division number is not maximum, the CPU increases the division number and goes back to the setting of the division number. If the division number is maximum, the CPU increases the basic delay and goes back to the basic delay setting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2002
    Assignee: Toshiba Tec Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hiroki Satoh, Makoto Nakajima, Koji Tanimoto
  • Publication number: 20020033878
    Abstract: When a CPU begins to monitor whether delay variation characteristics of a pulse width variation circuit have varied, it selects a basic delay setting value in a basic delay value setting block from a smallest one. The CPU sets a division number in a phase select block from a given minimum desired division number for pulse width modulation. The CPU senses the level of a phase comparison result signal (PHASE) from the pulse width modulation circuit. If the phase comparison result signal is stable at “1”, the CPU 1 fixes the division number. If the phase comparison result signal is “0” and the division number is not maximum, the CPU increases the division number and goes back to the setting of the division number. If the division number is maximum, the CPU increases the basic delay and goes back to the basic delay setting.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2001
    Publication date: March 21, 2002
    Inventors: Hiroki Satoh, Makoto Nakajima, Koji Tanimoto