Hiroshi Saito 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: The invention suppresses hysteresis. A relief valve switching between whether to discharge oil through movement of a valve body includes: a first spacing part, in which the valve body moves; a second space part, connected with the first space part and having a diameter smaller than a diameter of the first space part; an elastic body, connected with the valve body; a seal part, disposed in a circumferential direction of the valve body; and a third space part, formed in the first space part.
Abstract: The order management apparatus includes units for acquisition, management, extraction, generation, and transmission. The acquisition unit acquires, from the order reception system, first order reception data containing a plurality of items of data relating to an order for a product. The extraction unit extracts a data element relating to a predetermined item from among data elements included in the first order reception data acquired by the acquisition unit. The generation unit generates second order reception data including the data element extracted by the extraction unit. If the first order reception data acquired by the acquisition unit includes timing information that designates a future time point as the provision timing of the product, the transmission unit waits until a time point determined according to the provision timing indicated by the timing information, and transmits the second order reception data generated by the generation unit to the shop system.
Abstract: A heating device for an imaging device is configured to heat a part of an attachment subject of the imaging device, and includes an opening portion located ahead of a light receiving portion that a camera unit has and opened along a direction away from the light receiving portion, and a heating section located on a side opposite to the attachment subject relative to the opening portion and having a sheet form. The heating section, in a view opposite to the opening portion relative to the attachment subject, at least overlaps a part of the opening portion, and in a portion of the opening portion where the heating section overlaps, in a width direction where the opening portion opens, a width of the heating section is greater than a width of the opening portion.
Abstract: An information acquisition system of acquiring information regarding disinfection includes a detection unit configured to detect a variable information code in which a pattern before application of a disinfectant represents a first information code and a pattern after the application of the disinfectant represents a second information code different from the first information code, one or more memories, and one or more processors in communication with the detection unit and with the one or more memories, wherein the one or more processors and the one or more memories are configured to acquire information regarding the disinfection in response to detection of at least the second information code by the detection unit.
Abstract: An authentication system using an information encoding article that includes an information code, the authentication system includes a detection unit capable of reading the information code, an information acquisition unit configured to acquire first information regarding a concentration distribution in an encoding region before and after the application of an external stimulus, and an authentication unit configured to execute authentication by using at least both second information acquired prior to the first information and regarding the concentration distribution in the encoding region and the first information, wherein the information encoding article having the encoding region where the information code is formed, the concentration distribution in the encoding region, to be read by the detection unit, changing upon application of the external stimulus to the encoding region.
Abstract: An X-ray imaging apparatus is provided with an X-ray source, a detector, a C-shaped arm, a hose for accommodating wiring, the hose including a base side portion and an opposite side portion, a base including a C-shaped arm support portion and a hose attachment portion to which the base side portion is rotatably attached, a biasing member for biasing the base side portion of the hose to rotate about the hose attachment portion in the first rotation direction outwardly away from the C-shaped arm, and an image processing unit.
Abstract: An imaging system includes a plurality of imaging devices that include two or more imaging devices, and a controller that communicates with the plurality of imaging devices. Each of the plurality of imaging devices includes a reception unit and an imaging setting unit. Each of the two or more imaging devices includes a housing, a sensor, and a transmission unit. The imaging setting unit performs a setting regarding the imaging based on the common set value acquired by the reception unit. The sensor detects external brightness of the housing. The controller includes an acquisition unit, a setting unit, and an output unit. The acquisition unit acquires information regarding a detection result of the sensor. The setting unit determines a common set value to be applied to the plurality of imaging devices based on the information regarding the detection result acquired by the acquisition unit.
Abstract: Provided is a method for improving the cotton crop yield. This method for cultivating cotton comprises treating seedlings at least once with a plant activator containing an exogenous elicitor and an endogenous elicitor.
Abstract: A dental prosthesis fabrication system includes: an intraoral information obtaining unit that obtains three-dimensional shape information of a tooth and color information of the tooth; a data generation unit that generates three-dimensional shape data and color data of the tooth based on the three-dimensional shape information of the tooth; a forming unit that forms a dental prosthesis based on the three-dimensional shape data of the tooth; and a coloring unit that applies color to a surface of the dental prosthesis based on the color data of the tooth.
Abstract: Provided is a high-stability ion-selective membrane (ISM) containing a thallium porphyrin complex as an ionophore, the ISM containing: a compound represented by the following formula (1); a polymer; and a membrane solvent.
Abstract: A heat storage device including a metal layer containing a protrusion-and-recess-shaped object, in which the protrusion-and-recess-shaped object has an average height of 100 nm or more and 1,000 nm or less.
Abstract: A hot-dip plated steel according to one aspect includes a base steel and a hot-dip plating layer disposed on a surface of the base steel, a chemical composition of the hot-dip plating layer contains, by mass%, Al: 10.00% to 30.00%, Mg: 3.00% to 12.00%, Sn: 0% to 2.00%, Si: 0% to 2.50%, Ca: 0% to 3.00%, Ni: 0% or more and less than 0.25%, Fe: 0% to 5.00%, and the like, a remainder consists of Zn and impurities, a metallographic structure of the hot-dip plating layer contains 5 to 45 area% of an ? phase having a grain diameter of 0.5 to 2 µm, the metallographic structure of the hot-dip plating layer contains 15 to 70 area% of a MgZn2 phase, and, among the ? phases having the grain diameter of 0.5 to 2 µm, an area ratio of an ? phase having a (111)?//(0001)MgZn2 orientation relationship to the adjacent MgZn2 phase is 25% to 100%.
Abstract: A line narrowing gas laser device includes a line narrowing device, an output coupling mirror, a laser chamber arranged on an optical path of an optical resonator, a first holder which supports the output coupling mirror, a second holder which supports the first holder to be rotatable about a rotation axis of the first holder, and an adjustment device supported by the second holder and being in contact with the first holder to rotate the first holder about the rotation axis. The line narrowing device has a characteristic of changing, into a first direction, beam pointing of laser light output toward the output coupling mirror when temperature inside the line narrowing device rises. The second holder and the adjustment device rotate the first holder in a direction in which a change in the first direction in the beam pointing of the laser light is suppressed by thermal expansion.
Abstract: An image reading device and an image forming apparatus. The image reading device includes an image reader to read an image of a document, and a color reference component arranged to face the image reader. In the image reading device, the image reader reads the color reference component at a prescribed timing to obtain color reference image data, and correction data generating processes are executed based on the obtained color reference image data to generate correction data used to correct data of the image read by the image reader. In the image reading device, wherein the color reference component is moved relative to the image reader in a direction orthogonal to a direction toward and away from the image reader. The image forming apparatus includes the image reading device, and an image is formed on a recording material based on data of the image read by the image reading device.
Abstract: A turbo fluid machine includes: a housing including an impeller chamber and a motor chamber accommodating an electric motor; an impeller that is accommodated in the impeller chamber and compresses fluid by the electric motor; a drive shaft extending in an axial direction of the drive shaft to connect the impeller and the electric motor; and a gasket sealing between the impeller chamber and an outside of the housing. The housing includes a first housing and a second housing that form the impeller chamber. The first housing and the second housing are arranged in the axial direction. The gasket is disposed between the first housing and the second housing in the axial direction. The first housing and the second housing are in contact with each other in the axial direction on at least one of an outer circumferential side and an inner circumferential side of the gasket.
Abstract: A metal layer includes a protrusion-and-recess shaped object, in which the protrusion-and-recess shaped object is characterized in that a second protrusion-and-recess structure is disposed on a first protrusion-and-recess structure.
Abstract: The present invention provides a method for efficiently obtaining a fertilizer containing polysaccharide hydrolysates and nutrients such as calcium, phosphoric acid, and nitrogen. The present invention is a method for manufacturing a fertilizer, characterized by comprising: a hydrolysis step for obtaining a mixture including polysaccharide hydrolysates through hydrolysis of polysaccharides using an acid catalyst; and a neutralizing step after the hydrolysis step for adding at least one basic compound selected from the group consisting of potassium salt, phosphate, ammonium salt, and ammonia.
Abstract: A sheet feeding device includes a sheet feeding portion, a side end regulating portion, a feeding portion, first and second feeding roller pairs, an abutment member, an obliquely feeding roller pair, and first and second contact-and-separation mechanisms. Feeding of a long sheet is stopped after the sheet is fed to an upstream side of the second feeding roller pair by the feeding portion, and then is resumed in a state in which the first feeding roller pair is changed from a separated state to a feedable state and in a state in which the obliquely feeding roller pair is put in a separated state, and then the sheet is fed to the second feeding roller pair. A short sheet fed by the first feeding roller pair is obliquely fed by the obliquely feeding roller pair and then is fed to the second feeding roller pair.
Abstract: Methods and apparatus provide for communications between an information processing device operated by a first user, which is connected via a network to another information processing device operated by a second user, where an application executing on the information processing device and generating an application image on a basis of operation information provided by the first user is transmitted to the other information processing device over the network.
Abstract: A signal separation unit (101) separates an input picture made up of component pictures of RGB, each of which has an equal number of pixels as the input picture, into three component pictures, and outputs the three component pictures. Each of coding units (102 to 104) codes one of the component pictures into an intra-picture prediction coded picture or an inter-picture prediction coded picture, and outputs a bit stream corresponding to the component picture. A bit stream multiplexing unit (105) multiplexes three bit streams outputted from the three coding units into one bit stream, and outputs the bit stream. Each of the coding units (102), (103) and (104) determines a prediction method for the component picture at the time of coding.