Patents by Inventor Hiroshi Sato

Hiroshi 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: 20230037242
    Abstract: A rotary crushing apparatus includes a container (including a stationary drum, a rotating drum, and a top plate) into which a processing object containing raw material soil is fed. A rotating shaft extends in the vertical direction, and an impact member rotates in the rotating drum by the rotation of the rotating shaft to crush the processing object. Then, the rotating shaft is provided in such a way as to penetrate the top plate 10a, and the rotating shaft is rotatably held via ball bearings provided in the vicinity of the top plate. In addition, the lower end of the rotating shaft is a free end.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2020
    Publication date: February 2, 2023
    Inventors: Yuu Sato, Shingo Mizutani, Hiroshi Obata
  • Patent number: 11569070
    Abstract: A plasma processing apparatus includes a balun having a first input terminal, a second input terminal, a first output terminal, and a second output terminal, a vacuum container, a first electrode electrically connected to the first output terminal, a second electrode electrically connected to the second output terminal, and a connection unit configured to electrically connect the vacuum container and ground, the connection unit including an inductor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Assignee: CANON ANELVA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazunari Sekiya, Masaharu Tanabe, Tadashi Inoue, Hiroshi Sasamoto, Tatsunori Sato, Nobuaki Tsuchiya
  • Patent number: 11569489
    Abstract: Provided is a technique relating to a slurry for a non-aqueous secondary battery that can stably be applied onto a battery member surface even in a situation in which an inkjet method is adopted. A method of producing the slurry for a non-aqueous secondary battery includes a degassing step of reducing the dissolved carbon dioxide gas concentration of a mixture containing a particulate polymer (A) and water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Assignee: ZEON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masuhiro Onishi, Masanobu Sato, Hiroshi Koga
  • Patent number: 11570748
    Abstract: In one example embodiment, a power storage management system includes a user terminal, a power storage apparatus and an information processing apparatus. In one example embodiment, the information processing apparatus is configured to, using a mobile communication network (e.g., Global System for Mobile Communications or the Universal Mobile Telecommunications System), communicate with the power storage apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hideki Noma, Tomoyuki Ono, Hiroshi Kawashima, Kayoko Tanaka, Ryoki Honjo, Shigeru Tajima, Daisuke Yamazaki, Kazumi Sato, Yoshihito Ishibashi
  • Publication number: 20230025814
    Abstract: An apparatus includes an extraction unit configured to extract an N-dimensional feature vector (N is an integer that is greater than M) in a second format including an M-dimensional feature vector (M is an integer of 2 or greater) in a first format from input data, and an identification unit configured to identify a target in the input data based on the feature vector in the first format and the feature vector in the second format.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2022
    Publication date: January 26, 2023
    Inventors: Hideo Noro, Kotaro Yano, Hiroshi Sato
  • Publication number: 20230026290
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a developer container to and from which a replenishment container is attachable and detachable and which includes an accommodating portion that accommodates developer and a replenishment port, an agitation member, an opening/closing member configured to be movable between a closed position and an open position, a drive source for driving the agitation member, and a control portion configured to control the drive source. The apparatus is configured such that image formation is not possible when the opening/closing member is at the open position, and the agitation member is capable of driving in a case where the opening/closing member is at the open position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2022
    Publication date: January 26, 2023
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi Ogawa, Masaaki Sato, Hiroshi Takarada, Koji Fujinaka, Akitoshi Toyota, Yuichiro Inaba, Kenichi Iida, Susumu Nittani
  • Publication number: 20230022744
    Abstract: Provide are an optical element that can improve a utilization efficiency of light while increasing an optical path length, an image display unit, and a head-mounted display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2022
    Publication date: January 26, 2023
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroshi SATO, Yukito SAITOH
  • Patent number: 11560619
    Abstract: A laminate that improves barrier properties of an atomic layer deposition film in spite of use of a substrate made of a polymer material, and provides a gas barrier film and a method of producing the same. The laminate includes: a substrate made a polymer material; an undercoat layer disposed on at least part of a surface of the substrate and made up of an inorganic material containing Ta; and an atomic layer deposition film disposed so as to cover a surface of the undercoat layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2023
    Assignee: TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Koyama, Jin Sato, Mitsuru Kano
  • Patent number: 11556082
    Abstract: An intermediary transfer belt having surface resistivity ?s of 1×109 ?/square or more and volume resistivity ?v of 1×1012 ?·cm or less includes a thermoplastic resin material containing carbon black. The carbon black contained in the thermoplastic resin material has a weight ratio of 22.5-28.5 weight % and include first carbon black and second carbon black. The first carbon black of the carbon black contained in the thermoplastic resin material has a weight ratio of 50-90 weight % and dibutyl phthalate absorption of 93-127 ml/100 g, and the second carbon black of the carbon black contained in the thermoplastic resin material has a weight ratio of 10-50 weight % and dibutyl phthalate absorption of 36-79 ml/100 g.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2023
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Ryosuke Tsuruga, Toshiyuki Yoshida, Jun Ohira, Akeshi Asaka, Hiroto Sugimoto, Takanori Ueno, Koji Sato, Midai Suzuki, Atsushi Hori, Kaoru Okamoto, Megumi Uchino, Kazuhisa Shirayama, Naoto Kameyama, Kiyonori Soutome, Shigeo Kuroda, Akira Okano, Hiroshi Tominaga
  • Publication number: 20230008938
    Abstract: Use of a charge-and-discharge spot can be promoted. A charge-and-discharge management system includes a setting controller that sets an incentive linked with a charge-and-discharge spot for each charge-and-discharge spot and a presentation controller that presents the incentive set for each charge-and-discharge spot to a user using an electric vehicle. The charge-and-discharge management system may further include an acquisition controller that connects the electric vehicle to a charge-and-discharge device installed in the charge-and-discharge spot and acquires connection spot information that is information of the charge-and-discharge spot that is a connection destination when charging and discharging is started, and a providing controller that provides an incentive set for the charge-and-discharge spot included in the connection spot information acquired by the acquisition controller when the charging and discharging of the electric vehicle is completed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2022
    Publication date: January 12, 2023
    Inventors: Miho SAISHO, Kiyota TANIGUCHI, Aya SATO, Yuki ITO, Katsushi SAITO, Masato KOUTARI, Hiroshi TATSUMI
  • Patent number: 11549408
    Abstract: Provided is a valve seat insert for an internal combustion engine, which has both an excellent heat dissipation property and excellent wear resistance. The valve seat insert for an internal combustion engine is used while being press-fitted into an aluminum alloy cylinder head, is made of an iron-based sintered alloy, is formed by integrating two layers of a functional member side layer and a supporting member side layer, and has a plating film on at least an outer peripheral side. The plating film is preferably a copper plating film. The plating film is a plating film having a thickness of 1 to 100 ?m and a hardness of 50 to 300 HV, and the hardness of the plating film is adjusted so as to satisfy a range of 1.05 to 4.5 times hardness of the cylinder head in Vickers hardness HV. Pores contained in the valve seat insert are preferably sealed with a curable resin before plating treatment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: NIPPON PISTON RING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ayato Oikawa, Kiyoshi Suwa, Katsuaki Ogawa, Hiroshi Oshige, Kenichi Sato
  • Publication number: 20230005721
    Abstract: A plasma processing apparatus includes a balun having a first unbalanced terminal, a second unbalanced terminal, a first balanced terminal, and a second balanced terminal, a grounded vacuum container, a first electrode electrically connected to the first balanced terminal, a second electrode electrically connected to the second balanced terminal, and a ground electrode arranged in the vacuum container and grounded.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2022
    Publication date: January 5, 2023
    Applicant: Canon Anelva Corporation
    Inventors: Atsushi TAKEDA, Takayuki MORIWAKI, Tadashi INOUE, Masaharu TANABE, Kazunari SEKIYA, Hiroshi SASAMOTO, Tatsunori SATO, Nobuaki TSUCHIYA
  • Publication number: 20230003177
    Abstract: The present invention relates to resin compositions, fiber reinforced polymeric structures and electromagnetic induction processes for making same. Such magnetic induction processes are pulsed processes that can be optionally coupled with cooling steps between pulses. The aforementioned fiber reinforced polymeric structures can take forms that include, but are not limited to, pipes; pressure vessels, including rocket motor cases and fire extinguishers; golf club shafts; tennis and badminton racquets; skis; snowboards; hockey sticks; fishing rods; bicycle frames; boat masts; oars; paddles; baseball bats; and softball bats. In addition, such fiber reinforced polymeric structures can be supplemented with other materials, such as a rocket propellant, to form articles, for example, a rocket motor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2020
    Publication date: January 5, 2023
    Applicants: Government of the United States, represented by the Secretary of the Air Force, Government of Japan, as represented by the Commissioner of the Acquisition, Technology and Logistics, IHI Aerospace Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Gregory R. YANDEK, Takayuki EDANAGA, Seiki HASHINO, Hiroshi SATO, Masaaki SATAKE, Masanori SAKAINO
  • Patent number: 11543621
    Abstract: There is provided a camera module including a stacked lens structure including a plurality of lens substrates. The plurality of lens substrates includes a first lens substrate including a first lens that is disposed at an inner side of a through-hole formed in the first lens substrate, and a second lens substrate including a second lens that is disposed at an inner side of a through-hole formed in the second lens substrate, wherein the first lens substrate is directly bonded to the second lens substrate. The camera module further includes an electromagnetic drive unit configured to adjust a distance between the stacked lens structure and a light-receiving element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignee: SONY SEMICONDUCTOR SOLUTIONS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Munekatsu Fukuyama, Hiroyasu Matsugai, Hiroyuki Itou, Suguru Saito, Keiji Ohshima, Masanori Iwasaki, Toshihiko Hayashi, Shuzo Sato, Nobutoshi Fujii, Hiroshi Tazawa, Toshiaki Shiraiwa, Yusuke Moriya, Minoru Ishida
  • Patent number: 11542679
    Abstract: A scraper vehicle is described that can contribute, with a relatively simple and low-cost configuration, to shortening of a construction period, reduction of construction cost, and the like without travel being disabled easily. The scraper vehicle includes an auxiliary drive system that supplies, in excavation by the scraper, a driving force to at least part of traveling wheels of the scraper vehicle. The driving force is supplied constantly or in accordance with a travel resistance of the scraper vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignee: JDC Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroshi Obata, Hidetoshi Morimoto, Yuu Sato, Tsukasa Baba, Takeo Asakura, Masaaki Kusano
  • Publication number: 20220411222
    Abstract: A recording material processing apparatus includes a processing tray, a detecting unit, a stapling unit, an instructing unit, a control unit, a switching unit, and a notifying unit. The detecting unit detects recording material placed in the processing tray. The stapling unit executes a stapling process for the recording material placed in the processing tray. The instructing unit outputs a stapling process execution instruction. Upon receipt of the execution instruction in a state in which the detecting unit has detected a recording material inserted in the processing tray from an outside of a main body of a main body apparatus, the control unit cause the stapling process to be executed. The switching unit switches a position of the stapling unit among a plurality of positions. The notifying unit provides notification of a placement position of the recording material in the processing tray corresponding to each of the plurality of positions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2022
    Publication date: December 29, 2022
    Inventors: Hiroshi Chihara, Kazuhisa Sato
  • Publication number: 20220409340
    Abstract: A method for providing an orthodontic appliance includes: a step of creating three-dimensional data for an auxiliary mouthpiece and three-dimensional data for an orthodontic mouthpiece based on an intraoral shape and a shape and a bonding position of a protruding piece to be bonded to an orthodontic target tooth; a step of forming, based on the three-dimensional data for the auxiliary mouthpiece, the auxiliary mouthpiece including a recessed portion that corresponds to the protruding piece; and a step of forming, based on the three-dimensional data for the orthodontic mouthpiece, the orthodontic mouthpiece including a pressing portion that comes into contact with the protruding piece.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2020
    Publication date: December 29, 2022
    Applicant: DSi CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hiroshi SATO
  • Publication number: 20220409341
    Abstract: A mouthpiece has an outer shape on a lip side or a cheek side, the outer shape being formed based on an ideal position of an orthodontic target tooth of a patient, and an inner surface shape formed such that a predetermined orthodontic force is applied to the orthodontic target tooth.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2020
    Publication date: December 29, 2022
    Applicant: DSi CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hiroshi SATO
  • Patent number: 11539185
    Abstract: A laser apparatus includes: a light source configured to generate laser light; and an optical negative feedback unit configured to narrow a spectral line of the laser light using optical negative feedback. A modulation signal is input to the light source to modulate a frequency of the laser light. A modulation amount in the frequency of the laser light is detected. A modulation sensitivity is calculated from (i) the modulation amount and (ii) an intensity of the modulation signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Assignees: DENSO CORPORATION, TOHOKU UNIVERSITY, WASEDA UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Masashige Sato, Taku Suzuki, Hiroshi Yasaka, Nobuhide Yokota, Tomohiro Kita
  • Patent number: 11539035
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide an optical device that can accomplish both the effect of preventing external light reflection and the improvement of utilization efficiency of light emitted from an organic electroluminescent element. The object is achieved by an optical device having an organic electroluminescent substrate, a circularly polarized light-separating layer separating light into right-handed circularly polarized light and left-handed circularly polarized light, a ?/4 plate, and a polarizer, wherein the circularly polarized light-separating layer has a liquid crystal alignment pattern in which a liquid crystal compound is twisted and aligned along a helical axis extending in a thickness direction and the direction of an optical axis derived from the liquid crystal compound changes while continuously rotating in one direction in the plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Yukito Saitoh, Hiroshi Sato