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: 20220019076
    Abstract: An optical scanning apparatus includes a first polarizing member and a second polarizing member between a light source and a MEMS mirror that is a deflection mirror. The first polarizing member reflects a first polarization component included in a beam light emitted from the light source so as to squarely enter the MEMS mirror and passes a second polarization component having a phase difference of a half-wavelength with respect to the first polarization component. The second polarizing member is provided between the first polarizing member and the MEMS mirror to pass the first polarization component reflected by the first polarizing member therethrough twice before and after being reflected by the MEMS mirror to change the first polarization component into the second polarization component. A rotation axis of the MEMS mirror is parallel to an optical axis of the beam light immediately before being reflected by the first polarizing member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2021
    Publication date: January 20, 2022
    Inventors: HIROSHI YAMAMOTO, Hidenori SATO, TAKAHARU MOTOYAMA
  • Publication number: 20220020502
    Abstract: Provided is a technique for efficiently predicting the number (quantity) of occurrences of emergency medical service requests in a target area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2019
    Publication date: January 20, 2022
    Applicant: NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Sunyong KIM, Ippei SHAKE, Kazuaki OBANA, Atsuhiko MAEDA, Michiharu TAKEMOTO, Yukio KIKUYA, Hiroshi SATO, Tetsuo KAWANO, Kenichi FUKUDA
  • Publication number: 20220010460
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a method for producing a modified fibroin multifilament excellent in productivity and a multifilament produced by the same. The multifilament of the present invention contains modified fibroin, in which the multifilament has 100 or more constituent single yarns, a coefficient of variation in elastic modulus is 15% or less, a coefficient of variation in strength is 15% or less, and a coefficient of variation in elongation is less than 33%.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2020
    Publication date: January 13, 2022
    Inventors: Yunosuke ABE, Hideto ISHII, Ryoko SATO, Akito SATO, Hirotada ANDO, Hiroshi KANO, Koichi KOTAKA, Jun KOBAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20220008754
    Abstract: An ultrasound emission device includes a generation part which generates an ultrasonic wave to an object side, and a bag containing a sealed liquid on the object side of the generation part. The generation part includes a piezoelectric element for generating the ultrasonic wave. The piezoelectric element includes a first surface facing the object side and a second surface facing away from the object side. The piezoelectric element includes, between the first and second surfaces, a piezoelectric layer which extends along the first and second surfaces, and a pair of electrodes which are superposed on two surfaces of the piezoelectric layer. The piezoelectric element flexurally deforms so that the first and second surfaces flex to the same side. The first surface is exposed to the inside of the bag to contact the liquid. The second surface is isolated from the liquid and is in contact with a gas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2019
    Publication date: January 13, 2022
    Inventors: Izuru SATO, Tooru TAKAHASHI, Hiroshi NINOMIYA, Kentarou MIYAZATO
  • Publication number: 20220007911
    Abstract: The present invention provides a manual cleaning tool that enables suppression of plastic deformation (permanent deformation) such as bending when a roller brush is removed. The present invention includes a roller brush (7) provided in a frame main body (15). The roller brush (7) includes a rigid shaft (46), a pair of guide rollers (47, 48), which are arranged concentrically with a shaft center line (G) of the rigid shaft (46), and are mounted to shaft ends (46A, 46B) of the rigid shaft (46), and a cleaning brush cloth (49) including cut piles (52) raised from a cloth front surface (51A) of a foundation cloth (51). The cleaning brush cloth (49) is helically wound around a shaft outer-peripheral surface (46C) of the rigid shaft (46) with a cloth back surface (51B) of the foundation cloth (51) being in contact with the shaft outer-peripheral surface (46C), and is fixed to the rigid shaft. The roller brush (7) is removable from the frame main body (15) under an elastically deformed state of the rigid shaft (46).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2019
    Publication date: January 13, 2022
    Inventors: Hiroshi Ono, Yusuke Hino, Tsutomu Sato, Rio Otsuru, Keiko Nishimura, Ryo Iriguchi
  • Patent number: 11220073
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a composite material includes placing a netlike sheet material, through which a resin composition permeates, on reinforcing fiber substrates disposed on a forming die. The method includes covering the reinforcing fiber substrates disposed on the forming die and the bag surface-smoothing sheet with a bag film to form a sealed forming space between the bag film and the forming die. The method includes infusing a resin composition into the forming space to impregnate the reinforcing fiber substrates. The method includes curing the resin composition impregnated in the reinforcing fiber substrates. Warp yarns and weft yarns are disposed in a lattice pattern and, after placing the bag surface-smoothing sheet on the reinforcing fiber substrates so that the warp yarns and the weft yarns form acute angles with respect to corners of the reinforcing fiber substrates, the bag surface-smoothing sheet projecting from the reinforcing fiber substrates is bent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuma Takeno, Mitsutoshi Maeda, Hiroshi Tokutomi, Tetsuya Sato
  • Publication number: 20220002605
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a heat storage composition excellent in slow flame retardance and a heat storage member excellent in the slow flame retardance. Another object of the present invention is to provide an electronic device including a heat storage member, and a manufacturing method of a heat storage member. The heat storage composition according to an embodiment of the present invention contains a heat storage material and a flame retardant, in which a specific condition A is satisfied. The heat storage member according to an embodiment of the present invention contains a heat storage material and a flame retardant, in which a specific condition C is satisfied.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2021
    Publication date: January 6, 2022
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Tetsuro MITSUI, Naotoshi SATO, Aya NAKAYAMA, Takuto MATSUSHITA, Masahiro HATTA, Hiroshi KAWAKAMI
  • Publication number: 20220002017
    Abstract: There is provided a filling packaging machine which does not cause poor sealing between a sealing tape and the inner surface of a tubular packaging material in a laterally sealed portion as formed by ultrasonic sealing. A filling packaging machine includes a tape attachment device, a vertical sealing device and a lateral sealing device. The tape attachment device attaches a predetermined-width portion of a sealing tape to one end of one surface of a web-like packaging material in such a manner that a first edge of both edges of the sealing tape, which is to be located on an overlapping portion side of a tubular packaging material when viewed from an inner step of an overlapping portion, will be disposed at a position displaced from an outer step of the overlapping portion when viewed in the thickness direction of the tubular packaging material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Publication date: January 6, 2022
    Applicants: SHIKOKU KAKOKI CO., LTD., NIPPON PAPER INDUSTRIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Morikawa, Seiji Sato, Hiroshi Sora, Kazuhiko Sase, Shigekazu Miyagawa
  • Patent number: 11217612
    Abstract: The solid-state image sensing device includes a photoelectric conversion unit, a charge holding unit for holding charges transferred from the photoelectric conversion unit, a first transfer transistor for transferring charges from the photoelectric conversion unit to the charge holding unit, and a light blocking part including a first light blocking part and a second light blocking part, in which the first light blocking part is arranged between a second surface opposite to a first surface as a light receiving surface of the photoelectric conversion unit and the charge holding unit, and covers the second surface, and is formed with a first opening, and the second light blocking part surrounds the side surface of the photoelectric conversion unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroshi Tayanaka, Kentaro Akiyama, Yorito Sakano, Takashi Oinoue, Yoshiya Hagimoto, Yusuke Matsumura, Naoyuki Sato, Yuki Miyanami, Yoichi Ueda, Ryosuke Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 11214072
    Abstract: An inkjet recording apparatus includes a tank, a pivot member and a first surface. The tank has a storage chamber configured to store a liquid therein. The pivot member is disposed in the storage chamber. The pivot member is configured to pivotally move about an axis extending in an axial direction in a case where a level of a liquid surface of the liquid becomes equal to a predetermined liquid level. The pivot member includes a float and a first protrusion. The float has a specific gravity smaller than that of the liquid. The first protrusion protrudes toward the first surface. The first protrusion and the first surface provide a gap therebetween. The first protrusion is at a position in contact with the liquid in a state where the level of the liquid surface of the liquid is at the predetermined liquid level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yuma Tanabe, Akinari Ishibe, Masatake Sato, Hiroshi Taira
  • Patent number: 11214369
    Abstract: There is provided a system including: a control device mounted on an aircraft and configured to control the aircraft, the aircraft having a battery, and a wireless device configured to use power stored in the battery to provide a wireless communication service to a user terminal; and a module that is physically attachable to and detachable from the control device, in which the control device has a housing that includes a module attachment and detachment unit, and an electrical connection unit configured to electrically connect the module to the battery when the module is attached to the module attachment and detachment unit, and the module has, a power receiving unit configured to receive power from the battery, and a communication processing unit configured to use the power received by the power receiving unit to communicate with the wireless device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: HAPSMobile Inc.
    Inventors: Tatsushi Tsutsui, Koji Kusunoki, Akihiro Baba, Naoyoshi Hashimoto, Osamu Kamimura, Nobuyuki Uetsuki, Hiroshi Otake, Ayako Sato, Chie Hirosawa
  • Publication number: 20210405555
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a developer container to and from which the replenishment container is attachable and detachable and which includes an accommodating portion that accommodates developer and a replenishment port, an agitation, 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, wherein 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 13, 2021
    Publication date: December 30, 2021
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi Ogawa, Masaaki Sato, Hiroshi Takarada, Koji Fujinaka, Akotoshi Toyota, Yuichiro Inaba, Kenichi Iida, Susumu Nittani
  • Publication number: 20210407652
    Abstract: To effectively support behavior that maintains and promotes the health of a user, and to improve communication between users. A healthy behavior support device includes a processor. The processor is configured to select a plurality of comparison target users satisfying a predetermined condition from a storage unit that stores schedule information of a plurality of users, notify each of the selected plurality of comparison target users of a comparison counterpart user, acquire an index value correlated to state of health of each of the selected plurality of comparison target users, and set the acquired index values to a state of being sharable between the plurality of comparison target users.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2021
    Publication date: December 30, 2021
    Inventors: Hiroshi Ogawa, Miyuki Kimura, Hironori Sato, Atsunori Iwamoto, Takashi Kitamura, Tamio Ueda, Mizuki Furuta
  • Publication number: 20210401303
    Abstract: A blood pressure measurement device according to an aspect includes a blood pressure measurement unit that measures a blood pressure of a user, a setting unit that sets a measurement scheduled time for a time a predetermined time period before a wake-up scheduled time of the user, and a measurement control unit that causes the blood pressure measurement unit to measure the blood pressure of the user in accordance with the set measurement scheduled time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2021
    Publication date: December 30, 2021
    Inventors: Hiroshi Ogawa, Miyuki Kimura, Hironori Sato, Atsunori Iwamoto, Takashi Kitamura, Tamio Ueda, Mizuki Furuta
  • Publication number: 20210402813
    Abstract: A printing apparatus includes a printing unit configured to print an image on a print medium, an acquiring unit configured to acquire temperature information of the printing unit, and a control unit configured to control the printing unit so as to start relative scanning in a case where a temperature that is indicated by the temperature information has reached a print permission temperature. The print permission temperature in a first print mode whose speed at a time of a constant speed in relative scanning is a first speed is a first temperature. The print permission temperature in a second print mode whose speed at the time of the constant speed is a second speed that is faster than the first speed is a second temperature that is lower than the first temperature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2021
    Publication date: December 30, 2021
    Inventors: Takeshi Murase, Kazuhiko Sato, Taku Yokozawa, Noburu Kunimine, Hiroshi Taira, Hiroshi Kawafuji, Sae Mogi, Akiko Aichi
  • Publication number: 20210405574
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a developer container to and from which a replenishment container is attachable and detachable, the developer container including an accommodating portion, and a supporting portion, wherein the developer container includes a projection portion that is provided at one end portion thereof in the rotation axis direction of the developer bearing member and projects toward the supporting portion more than a center portion of the developer container in a crossing direction crossing the rotation axis direction, the projection portion communicates with the accommodating portion and includes, at a distal end portion thereof, an attachment portion configured such that the replenishment container is attachable thereto in a state of being exposed to the outside of the apparatus, and a replenishment port for replenishing the accommodating portion with developer from the replenishment container is defined in the attachment portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2021
    Publication date: December 30, 2021
    Inventors: Koji Wada, Tsuyoshi Ogawa, Hiroshi Takarada, Kenji Matsuzaka, Takao Sameshima, Tomio Noguchi, Yuichiro Inaba, Kenichi Iida, Masaaki Sato
  • Patent number: 11208596
    Abstract: The present invention is to provide an optical film having optically anisotropic layer having excellent durability, and a polarizing plate and an image display device using the same. An optical film of the present invention is an optical film having at least an optically anisotropic layer, in which the optically anisotropic layer is a layer obtained by polymerizing a polymerizable liquid crystal composition containing a predetermined liquid crystal compound and a polymerization initiator, and an extrapolated glass transition starting temperature of the optically anisotropic layer is 70° C. or higher.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Takahiro Ohno, Makoto Ishiguro, Yoshiaki Hisakado, Hiroshi Sato, Keita Takahashi, Naozumi Shiraiwa, Taiji Katsumata, Hiroshi Matsuyama
  • Patent number: 11209136
    Abstract: A built-in illumination apparatus according to the present technology includes a light fixture unit and a light source unit. The light fixture unit includes an outer contour portion to be built in a wall portion including a ceiling, and a first fitting portion. The light source unit includes a light source section, an additional functional section, and a second fitting portion, the light source section emitting light for illumination, the additional functional section having an additional function other than the illumination, the second fitting portion detachably fitting with the first fitting portion, the light source unit being disposed in the outer contour portion by the fitting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Naoki Yotsumoto, Takashi Sato, Hiroshi Hiraiwa
  • Patent number: 11208686
    Abstract: The present invention addresses the problem of providing a reagent for extracting/amplifying a nucleic acid of a nucleic acid extraction target, the reagent being characterized in that a nucleic acid is conveniently extracted quickly and efficiently from the nucleic acid extraction target and inhibition of a nucleic acid amplification reaction is minimized, and the problem of providing a method for extracting or amplifying a nucleic acid using said reagent. The problems are solved by using a kit for extracting and amplifying a nucleic acid of a nucleic acid extraction target from a sample containing the nucleic acid extraction target, the kit including (i) a nucleic acid extraction reagent containing at least a surfactant having a steroid skeleton, (ii) ?-cyclodextrin having a C1-4 hydroxyalkyl group, and (iii) a nucleic acid amplification reagent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: TOSOH CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hiroshi Sato
  • Patent number: 11209305
    Abstract: An electronic scale includes: a scale body that has a top surface provided with a weighing tray on which an object to be weighed is to be laid and a display portion which displays a weight of the object to be weighed; and a lid member that is capable of closing the top surface of the scale body and that is capable of opening and closing. A camera that images the top surface of the scale body including the weighing tray and the display portion is provided on the lid member. Alternatively, the camera is provided on the top surface of the scale body and the lid member includes reflection means that reflects an image of the top surface of the scale body including the weighing tray and the display portion toward the camera when the lid member opens, on a surface of the lid member that faces the scale body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: DSi Corporation
    Inventor: Hiroshi Sato