Patents by Inventor Hiromasa Sato

Hiromasa 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: 20210043822
    Abstract: A thermoelectric conversion material has a composition represented by the chemical formula Li3-aBi1-bGeb, in which the range of values a and b is: 0?a?0.0003, and ?a+0.0003?b?0.108; 0.0003?a?0.003, and 0?b?0.108; or 0.003?a?0.085, and 0?b?exp[?0.157×(In(a))2?2.22×In(a)?9.81], and in which the thermoelectric conversion material has a BiF3-type crystal structure and has a p-type polarity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2020
    Publication date: February 11, 2021
    Inventors: Hiromasa TAMAKI, Tsutomu KANNO, Hiroki SATO
  • Publication number: 20210041656
    Abstract: An optical element includes: an optical function part; a flange disposed outside the optical function part; and a direction indication part in a part of the flange. A difference in level between the direction indication part and a flat surface of the flange is 2 ?m or less. The optical function part and a part of the flange may be covered with an antireflection film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2020
    Publication date: February 11, 2021
    Applicant: AGC Inc.
    Inventors: Koji MIYASAKA, Hiromasa SATO
  • Publication number: 20210033009
    Abstract: An exhaust gas control apparatus includes: a honeycomb substrate including an inflow cell and an outflow cell adjacent to each other with a partition wall sandwiched between the inflow cell and the outflow cell; a first sealing part provided at an outflow side end of the inflow cell, and a second sealing part provided at an inflow side end of the outflow cell; and a catalyst layer provided on the partition wall, and at least one of the first sealing part and the second sealing part is an OSC material-containing sealing part containing an OSC material and a sealant, and a concentration of the OSC material in the OSC material-containing sealing part is uniform in an extending direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2020
    Publication date: February 4, 2021
    Inventors: Koji SUGIURA, Hiromasa NISHIOKA, Naoto MIYOSHI, Akemi SATO, Masatoshi IKEBE, Ryota NAKASHIMA, Yasutaka NOMURA, Hirotaka ORI
  • Publication number: 20200388354
    Abstract: An objective of the present invention is to provide a document creation assistance server and document creation assistance method which are capable of efficiently acquiring information necessary to write a specification or other such documents, and of generating a document from the acquired information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2018
    Publication date: December 10, 2020
    Inventors: Hiroshi NARA, Junya SHIRAI, Tatsuki KOIKE, Kenjiro SATO, Takaharu HIRAYAMA, Hiromi FUKUDA, Tsutomu MORITA, Hiromasa ISHIHARA, Kazue SUZUKI, Hiroki SAKAMOTO, Fumiaki KIKUCHI, Kenta TAMAKI, Toru TANOUE, Yuichi HORITA, Takeshi UEDA
  • Publication number: 20200368735
    Abstract: An exhaust gas purification device that allows suppressing an increase in pressure loss is provided. The exhaust gas purification device of the present disclosure includes a honeycomb substrate and an inflow cell side catalyst layer. The substrate includes a porous partition wall which defines inflow cells and outflow cells extending from an inflow side end to an outflow side end. The inflow cell side catalyst layer is disposed on a surface on the inflow cell side in an inflow cell side catalyst region from an inflow side end to a position close to an outflow side end of the partition wall. The permeability of a portion including an outflow side region from the position to the outflow side end of the partition wall is higher than a gas permeability of a portion including the inflow cell side catalyst region of the partition wall and the inflow cell side catalyst layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2020
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Applicants: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, CATALER CORPORATION
    Inventors: Koji SUGIURA, Hiromasa NISHIOKA, Naoto MIYOSHI, Akemi SATO, Masatoshi IKEBE, Ryota NAKASHIMA, Yasutaka NOMURA, Hirotaka ORI
  • Patent number: 10842359
    Abstract: Sensing parts are formed in different directions in a circumferential direction in substantially a same position in the longitudinal direction thereof. Each sensing part is configured to include an optical characteristic changing member which generates the optical signals having absorption wavelength characteristic regions that vary from sensing part to sensing part by giving an optical characteristic change, which differs from that of other sensing parts, to the sensor light incident thereon in accordance with an amount of bending in a specific direction. A light detector detects the optical signals included in sensor light from a light source, which has passed through the sensing parts and undergone the optical characteristic change.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiromasa Fujita, Ken Sato
  • Patent number: 10813701
    Abstract: Example embodiments of the present invention relate to systems methods and computer program products for bend estimation. The system comprises a first and second light absorbers disposed at a substantially same position along an axis of a light guide and enabled to absorb first and second respective amounts of a plurality of wavelengths of a light transmitted along the light guide, a light detector enabled to detect respective intensities of the plurality of wavelengths of the light not absorbed by the first and second light absorbers, and a processor enabled to calculate a bend state of the light guide according to the detected intensities of the plurality of wavelengths of the light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ken Sato, Hiromasa Fujita
  • Publication number: 20200332698
    Abstract: There is provided a structure including: a substrate including a first and a second ends, and a porous partition wall defining a first and a second cells extending between the first and the second ends; a first catalyst; and a second catalyst. In a first area, the first catalyst is disposed on a first surface of the partition wall, and the partition wall with the first catalyst disposed on the partition wall is impermeable to gas. In a second area, the first catalyst is not provided, the second catalyst is disposed in a region including at least a part inside the partition wall, the part facing the first cell, and the partition wall with the second catalyst disposed in the partition wall is permeable to gas. In a third area, any of the first catalyst or the second catalyst is not provided, and the partition wall is permeable to gas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2020
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Applicants: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, CATALER CORPORATION
    Inventors: Koji Sugiura, Hiromasa NISHIOKA, Naoto MIYOSHI, Akemi SATO, Masatoshi IKEBE, Ryota NAKASHIMA, Yasutaka NOMURA
  • Publication number: 20200324774
    Abstract: A braking force controller includes: a target jerk calculation unit; a first estimation unit configured to estimate an increment of braking force when a prescribed factor that increases braking force to be generated by the first actuator unit currently occurs; a second estimation unit configured to estimate the increment of the braking force when the prescribed factor occurs within a prescribed period; and a control unit configured to determine a negative jerk generated when the second actuator unit generates the braking force such that a sum of the negative jerk and the jerk generated by the first actuator unit without the prescribed factor becomes the target jerk. When the increment of the braking force due to the prescribed factor is larger than a prescribed value, the control unit corrects the determined negative jerk such that an absolute value of the negative jerk becomes smaller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2020
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shun SATO, Hiromasa TAKAI
  • Publication number: 20200327666
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a medical image processing apparatus includes processing circuitry. The processing circuitry acquires coordinate information of at least one detection position of a cerebrovascular lesion for three-dimensional MR image data relating to a head part, and generates a two-dimensional display image which visualize a part of or all of the at least one detection position based on the three-dimensional MR image data and the coordinate information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2020
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Applicant: Canon Medical Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Shin Sato, Tomoko Miyata, Hiromasa Yamagishi, Taisuke Iwamura
  • Publication number: 20200316578
    Abstract: There is provided a filter catalyst that has a wall-flow structure, and the filter catalyst has an excellent purification performance. The embodiment is a filter catalyst including a wall-flow type substrate that includes an inlet-side cell, an outlet-side cell, and a partition wall. The inlet-side cell has an open end portion on an exhaust gas flow-in side and a closed end portion on an exhaust gas flow-out side. The outlet-side cell is adjacent to the inlet-side cell and has an open end portion on the exhaust gas flow-out side and a closed end portion on the exhaust gas flow-in side. The partition wall has a porous structure and interposes between the inlet-side cell and the outlet-side cell. The filter catalyst includes an oxygen occlusion portion and a catalyst portion dispersed and disposed in the porous structure. The oxygen occlusion portion is disposed on a wall surface of the porous structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2020
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Applicants: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, CATALER CORPORATION
    Inventors: Naoto MIYOSHI, Koji SUGIURA, Hiromasa NISHIOKA, Akemi SATO, Masatoshi IKEBE, Ryota NAKASHIMA, Yasutaka NOMURA, Hirotaka ORI
  • Publication number: 20200262398
    Abstract: A braking force controller causes a first actuator unit to generate a target jerk when the target jerk is equal to or larger than a first jerk, causes the first actuator unit to generate the first jerk and a second actuator unit to generate a jerk obtained by subtracting the first jerk from the target jerk as an additional jerk when the target jerk is smaller than the first jerk and equal to or larger than the sum of the first jerk and a second jerk, and causes the first actuator unit to generate the first jerk and the second actuator unit to generate the second jerk as the additional jerk when the target jerk is smaller than the sum of the first jerk and the second jerk.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2020
    Publication date: August 20, 2020
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shun SATO, Kazuki MIYAKE, Yoshihisa YAMADA, Akitsugu SAKAI, Kazumitsu SUGANO, Hiroya FUJIWARA, Hiromasa TAKAI
  • Patent number: 10744615
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for polishing a wafer including, after unloading and before loading to hold a next wafer to be polished: measurement to measure a depth PDt of a concave portion of a template after taking out a polished wafer; calculation to calculate a difference ?PD between the measured depth PDt of the concave portion and a depth PD0 of the concave portion of the template before being used for polishing; and adjustment to adjust polishing conditions for a next wafer to be polished in accordance with the calculated difference ?PD. Consequently, there are provided the method for polishing a wafer and a polishing apparatus which enable adjusting a fluctuation in flatness of each wafer caused due to a fluctuation in numerical value of a pocket depth of a template.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: SHIN-ETSU HANDOTAI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuya Sato, Hiromasa Hashimoto, Naoki Kamihama
  • Patent number: 10744578
    Abstract: A pipe cutting machine comprises: rotary blades in a pair, with a plane at a right angle to a center line of a pipe, the rotary blades being arranged to face each other on both sides of a y axis in such a manner that blade edges of the rotary blades overlap each other in an x-axis direction; a straightforward driving mechanism that drives the rotary blades straightforward in opposite directions of a y-axis direction so as to make the rotary blades pass each other on the x axis and in the vicinity of the x axis; and power direction conversion mechanisms that move the rotary blades outwardly to get farther from the y axis for avoiding interference between the blade edges when the rotary blades pass each other on the x axis and in the vicinity of the x axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: NAKATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroaki Yabuta, Takeyuki Sato, Feizhou Wang, Hiromasa Kitayama, Jilong Yin
  • Patent number: 10738384
    Abstract: A surface-treated steel sheet for fuel tanks, including a Zn—Ni alloy plating layer on one surface or both surfaces of a steel sheet; and a trivalent chromate covering layer or a chromate-free covering layer on the Zn—Ni alloy plating layer, wherein, in a surface outermost layer of the trivalent chromate covering layer or the chromate-free covering layer, concavities, of which a depth from an arithmetic average height of a cross-sectional curve of the surface outermost layer is more than or equal to 0.1 ?m, exist in a proportion of 50 to 1000 concavities/mm2 and at an area ratio of 20 to 80% to a surface area of the steel sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiromasa Shoji, Taihei Kaneto, Masahiro Fuda, Hironori Sato, Natsuko Sugiura, Yuji Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 10729313
    Abstract: A bend information computation apparatus is to compute bend information representing a direction and a magnitude of bend of a target group including targets disposed at an identical position along a light guide. Each target modulates the intensity of guided light in accordance with the direction and magnitude of bend.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ken Sato, Yasuo Sasaki, Hiromasa Fujita
  • Patent number: 10714670
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a thermoelectric conversion module that enables continued use of a thermoelectric generation system even when a part of a plurality of the thermoelectric conversion modules fails by being exposed to a higher temperature. The thermoelectric conversion module according to the present disclosure includes a substrate, a plurality of thermoelectric conversion element pairs electrically connected in series on the substrate, a pair of external terminals that carries out one of inputting and outputting of electric power, and a low melting point conductor. The low melting point conductor has a melting point that is substantially equal to a heat-resistant temperature of a p-type thermoelectric conversion element or an n-type thermoelectric conversion element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroki Sato, Tsutomu Kanno, Hiromasa Tamaki, Yuriko Kaneko, Miho Uehara
  • Patent number: 10707140
    Abstract: A method for evaluating surface defects of a substrate to be bonded: preparing a mirror-polished silicon single crystal substrate; inspecting surface defects on the mirror-polished silicon single crystal substrate; depositing a polycrystalline silicon layer on a surface of the silicon single crystal substrate subjected to the defect inspection; performing mirror edge polishing to the silicon single crystal substrate having the polycrystalline silicon layer deposited thereon; polishing a surface of the polycrystalline silicon layer; inspecting surface defects on the polished polycrystalline silicon layer; and comparing coordinates of defects detected at the step of inspecting the surface defects on the silicon single crystal substrate with counterparts detected at the step of inspecting the surface defects on the polycrystalline silicone layer and determining quality of the silicon single crystal substrate having the polycrystalline silicon layer as a substrate to be bonded on the basis of presence/absence of
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: SHIN-ETSU HANDOTAI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuya Sato, Hiromasa Hashimoto, Tsuyoshi Nishizawa, Hirotaka Horie
  • Patent number: 10686112
    Abstract: The present invention provides a thermoelectric conversion material represented by the following chemical formula (I): Ba8+aCu6?bGe40+6 ??(I) wherein the values of a is not less than 0.1 and not more than 0.47; the values of b is not less than 0 and not more than 0.43; the thermoelectric conversion material has a clathrate crystal structure; and the thermoelectric conversion material is of p-type. The present invention provides a p-type Ba—Cu—Ge clathrate thermoelectric conversion material having high thermoelectric conversion performance index.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroki Sato, Hiromasa Tamaki, Tsutomu Kanno
  • Patent number: 10645241
    Abstract: A sound emitting device includes: a speaker that is provided at a back surface of a user interface device; a support body that supports the user interface device; a horn portion that is provided in the support body; and a space portion that is a space formed inside the support body and extending from a sound emission region of the speaker to the horn portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Bokryong Lee, Naoya Koide, Nobuyuki Sato, Kei Otagiri, Miho Kamata, Toshihisa Naka, Akio Fukuyama, Satoru Kaiya, Hiromasa Kanno, Tatsuya Sato, Osamu Takenouchi, Yuki Ono