Hironori 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).
Abstract: An optical fiber ribbon manufacturing device includes: fiber-supplying units that respectively supply optical fibers; a printing device that prints a mark on each of the optical fibers; and a ribbon-forming device that manufactures an optical fiber ribbon by connecting the optical fibers on each of which the mark has been printed. The printing device includes: a supplying roller that supplies an ink; and a printing roller that includes a printing pattern on a surface thereof and that prints the mark on each of the optical fibers that are lined up in a width direction of the optical fibers by causing the ink supplied from the supplying roller to adhere to the printing pattern and transferring the ink onto the optical fibers. Projections and depressions are disposed on a surface of the supplying roller. The surface of the supplying roller opposes the printing pattern of the printing roller.
December 19, 2018
February 25, 2021
Shizuka Sekine, Kouji Tomikawa, Ken Osato, Hironori Sato
Abstract: A magnetic head includes a coil, a main pole, a write shield, a lower return path section, and an accommodation section. The accommodation section accommodates at least part of the return path section. A first portion of the accommodation section has a first inclined surface. A second portion of the accommodation section has a second inclined surface. A coil element of the coil has a third inclined surface opposed to the first inclined surface, and a fourth inclined surface opposed to the second inclined surface. The lower return path section includes a first inclined portion extending along the first inclined surface, and a second inclined portion extending along the second inclined surface.
Abstract: A liquid ejecting unit includes: a first chamber; a second chamber; a third chamber; a fourth chamber; a first liquid passage for supplying a first type of liquid to the first chamber and the third chamber; a second liquid passage for supplying a second type of liquid to the second chamber and the fourth chamber, the second type of liquid differing from the first type of liquid; a first fluid passage for supplying fluid to the first chamber and the second chamber; and a second fluid passage for supplying the fluid to the third chamber and the fourth chamber.
Abstract: In a light control system, a captured image of a cruising direction of a vehicle is acquired, and a light source is extracted from the captured image. A probability for estimating a light source to be a vehicle light source originating from a vehicle is calculated based on light source parameters for differentiating the light source. A dark section that is darker than the periphery and is present below the light source in the captured image is extracted. The probability is set to be higher for the light source of which the dark section is extracted. The light source having a probability that is a reference value set in advance or higher is estimated to be a light source of another vehicle. When the dark section that is detected as a shadow of a vehicle is detected, the probability of the light source being a vehicle light source is set to be high.
Abstract: An information processing device includes a processor, a plurality of connectors that output video signals to a plurality of connected external displays, a plurality of detectors that detect connection states of the plurality of connectors to the plurality of external displays, a plurality of switches that switch paths between a plurality of output ports and the plurality of connectors, and a controller that controls a switching operation of the plurality of switches. The controller has setting information that defines a relationship between the connection states of the plurality of connectors and at least one connector that outputs at least one of video signals among the plurality of connectors, and controls a switching operation of the plurality of switches based on the connection states detected by the plurality of detectors and the setting information. The setting information is set by the user.
Abstract: A striker mounting structure is designed to mount a striker on a vehicle body and prevent a door from entering a passenger compartment. A reinforcement provided on the vehicle body is covered by an outer panel. A striker mounting surface is arranged to be spaced away from the reinforcement in a front/backward direction of the vehicle body. The reinforcement is provided with an insertion hole opening toward a direction away from the passenger compartment. The striker and a reinforcement member are fixed to opposite sides of the striker mounting surface. A connecting rod is fixed to the reinforcement member and is formed with a locking portion extending into the insertion hole in a direction toward the passenger compartment and formed with an abutment portion. A distance between an end of the abutment portion and the passenger compartment is smaller than a distance between the striker and the passenger compartment.
April 8, 2020
October 15, 2020
KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA JIDOSHOKKI, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
Abstract: A striker mounting structure is configured to mount a striker on a vehicle body. A hook fixed to a door is hooked to the striker. A reinforcement formed with an insertion hole may be attached to the vehicle body. An outer panel covering a reinforcement may include a striker mounting surface spaced from the reinforcement. A reinforcement member may be fixed to the striker and the striker mounting surface. Two or more connecting rods may extend from the reinforcement member. Each of the connecting rods may include locking portions, which are inserted in the insertion hole formed in the reinforcement.
April 3, 2020
October 15, 2020
KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA JIDOSHOKKI, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
Abstract: A manufacturing method for a magnetic head includes the steps of: forming a main pole; forming a spin torque oscillator; and forming a trailing shield. The step of forming the spin torque oscillator includes: a step of forming a layered film; a step of forming an interposition layer; a step of forming a mask; a first etching step of etching a portion of the interposition layer using the mask; a second etching step of etching a portion of the layered film using the mask and the interposition layer as an etching mask; a step of removing the interposition layer and the mask; and a patterning step of patterning the layered film into the spin torque oscillator.
Abstract: An information processing device according to one aspect of the present invention includes an acquisition unit configured to acquire user data including physiological indicator data that are measurement data relating to a physiological indicator of a user and position data that are measurement data relating to a position of the user, a time identification unit configured to identify a time when fluctuations in the physiological indicator satisfying a predetermined condition have occurred, based on the physiological indicator data, a position identification unit configured to identify a position where the user has been present at the identified time, based on the position data, and an observed region determination unit configured to determine a local region including the identified position as an observed region for performing an attention alert relating to an occurrence of fluctuations in the physiological indicator.
Abstract: Provided is a technology that enables biological information relating to a subject to be processed appropriately and independently of on the subject. A biological information processing device according to the present embodiment includes a storage device, an estimation unit, an acquisition unit, and a correction unit. The storage unit stores biological information relating to a specified subject for a unit period including a plurality of times. The estimation unit estimates variable characteristics of the biological information based on the stored biological information relating to the specified subject. The acquisition unit acquires the biological information relating to the specified subject together with information indicating a measurement time of the biological information.
Abstract: Prediction of a disease onset risk is enabled by focusing on characteristic change in biological information depending on a time period. A prediction device SV acquires blood pressure data and determination data on irregular pulse waves and acquires input data indicating a sleep time period or information indicating a determination result of a sleep condition. Further, based on the input data indicating the sleep time period or the information indicating the determination result of the sleep condition, the sleep time period is set as a prediction target period and is divided into a first half and a second half. A degree of change in the blood pressure data and a degree of change in frequency of occurrence of irregular pulse waves in each of the first half time period and the second half time period are calculated and multiplied. With this, a total risk in the sleep time period is calculated.
Abstract: A circuit module 2 comprises: a wiring structure 4; an electronic component 6a, 6b arranged on the upper surface of the wiring structure 4; an insulating resin layer 8 which is provided on the upper surface of the wiring structure 4 and in which the electronic component 6a, 6b is embedded; and a metal layer 10 provided on a side surface S1 of the insulating resin layer 8 and a side surface S2 of the wiring structure 4. The surface roughness of the side surface S1 of the insulating resin layer 8 is expressed as R1. The surface roughness of the side surface S2 of the wiring structure 4 is expressed as R2. R1 and R2 differ from each other.
Abstract: The present invention provides a technology that allows a user to more easily record medication information. A blood pressure measurement device according to an aspect of the present invention includes a prescription information acquisition unit configured to acquire prescription information, a preparatory action determination unit configured to determine whether a preparatory action for blood pressure measurement is performed, a blood pressure measurement operation unit configured to perform a blood pressure measurement operation in a case where an operation button is operated with the preparatory action determined to be performed, and a medication recording and processing unit configured to, in a case where the operation button is operated with the preparatory action determined not to be performed, assess that the operation is a medication confirmation operation, and generate and record medication information on the basis of the prescription information thus acquired.
Abstract: An authentication device according to an aspect of the present invention includes an acquisition unit configured to acquire measurement data including a measured value and measurement time information associated with the measured value from a biological information measuring device configured to measure a value related to biological information, a provision unit configured to provide a function to be used by one specific user, a sensor unit including at least one sensor, an estimation unit configured to estimate, on the basis of information acquired by the sensor unit, a state of the one specific user during a time range specified by the measurement time information, and an identification unit configured to identify whether the measured value pertains to the one specific user on the basis of whether the function is in an enabled state during the time range and an estimation result of the state.
Abstract: A light-emitting element includes: a phosphor layer including phosphor (phosphor particles) of at least one type; a substrate which has a thermal conductivity higher than a thermal conductivity of the phosphor layer, the substrate having a principal surface above which the phosphor layer is disposed; and a joining part which is interposed between the phosphor layer and the substrate to join the phosphor layer and the substrate together with metal. An adhesion layer and a reflecting layer are interposed between the joining part and the phosphor layer, the adhesion layer being light-transmissive and on a principal surface of the phosphor layer which faces the substrate, the reflecting layer being on a principal surface of the adhesion layer which faces the substrate.
Abstract: A magnetic head includes a main pole, a trailing shield, a spin torque oscillator, and a buffer layer. The buffer layer is interposed between the main pole and the spin torque oscillator. The spin torque oscillator has first and second side surfaces. The first and second side surfaces respectively form first and second angles with respect to a direction perpendicular to a top surface of a substrate. The first and second angles each fall within a range of 0° to 10°. The buffer layer has third and fourth side surfaces. The third side surface includes a first inclined portion forming a third angle greater than the first angle. The fourth side surface includes a second inclined portion forming a fourth angle greater than the second angle.
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.
Abstract: A battery is provided including an anode, a cathode and an electrolyte; wherein the electrolyte includes one or both of fluoro ethylene carbonate and difluoro ethylene carbonate in an amount of 0.5% by mass or more and 10% by mass or less, wherein the anode includes an anode active material layer provided on an anode current collector, and wherein a thickness of the anode active material layer, after charging the battery, is 58 um or more and 75 um or less.
Abstract: A photo detection element includes: a substrate; a light-receiving layer formed over the substrate, the light-receiving layer including graphene layers and spacer layers that are alternately stacked, light passing through each of the spacer layers, the spacer layers being made of insulating material; a first electrode that is in contact with the light-receiving layer; and a second electrode that is in contact with the light-receiving layer, a material of the second electrode being different from a material of the first electrode.