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).
Abstract: The present invention provides a position detection apparatus including a detection unit configured to detect moire caused by overlap between a first diffraction grating including patterns arrayed in a first direction and a second diffraction grating including patterns arrayed in the first direction, and a processing unit configured to obtain a relative position of the first diffraction grating and the second diffraction grating based on the moire, wherein a width of an end pattern of patterns included in at least one of the first diffraction grating and the second diffraction grating in the first direction is smaller than widths of remaining patterns of the at least one diffraction grating in the first direction.
Abstract: An all-solid lithium ion secondary battery has a pair of electrode layers and a solid electrolyte layer between the pair of electrode layers. In the all-solid lithium ion secondary battery, at least one electrode of the pair of electrodes has an active material layer and an intermediate layer on the surface of the active material layer on the side of the solid electrolyte layer, and each of the solid electrolyte layer, the intermediate layer, and the active material layer includes a compound containing Li and two or more shared types of metal elements other than Li, the two or more shared types of metal elements in the solid electrolyte layer, the intermediate layer, and the active material layer are identical between the solid electrolyte layer, the intermediate layer, and the active material layer.
Abstract: Provided is a heat exchanger which includes: a flat pipe as a heat transfer pipe in which refrigerant flows; and multiple fins having openings for inserting the flat pipe and arranged at a predetermined interval in a length direction of the flat pipe. At the flat pipe, multiple linear cutouts used for positioning the multiple fins are formed at the predetermined interval in the length direction of the flat pipe, and at least part of an edge of each opening contacts a corresponding one of the cutouts.
Abstract: A position detection device for adjusting positions of a mold and a substrate using a mold mark formed on the mold and a substrate mark formed on the substrate includes a detection unit configured to detect light from the mold mark and the substrate mark, and a processing unit configured to obtain a positional relationship between the substrate and the mold based on a detection result of the detection unit, wherein the processing unit obtains the positional relationship between the substrate and the mold based on a corrected signal obtained by removing a noise component based on the light from the mold mark from a detected signal based on the light from the mold mark and the substrate mark.
Abstract: A multilayer LC filter array includes an element body of a rectangular parallelepiped shape, a first filter including a first inductor and a first capacitor that are disposed in the element body, a second filter including a second inductor and a second capacitor that are disposed in the element body, a first input terminal electrode and a first output terminal electrode that are connected to the first inductor, a second input terminal electrode and a second output terminal electrode that are connected to the second inductor, and a ground terminal electrode that is connected to the first capacitor and the second capacitor. The element body includes first and second principal surfaces opposing each other. The ground terminal electrode is disposed at a center of the first principal surface.
Abstract: A communication speed estimation apparatus configured: to generate communication log information representing history of communication executed by a user, and store the communication log information in a communication history information storage unit; to calculate, based on the stored communication log information, throughput result information for each of a server, a network, and a user terminal that were used for the communication for each time slot, and store the calculated throughput result information in a quality information storage unit; and, when the user performs new communication, in advance, to read out corresponding throughput result information from the quality information storage unit based on at least one of a terminal, a server, and a network that the user intends to use, and a time slot including a time when the user intends to perform communication, and to estimate a communication speed in the new communication based on the read-out throughput result information.
December 17, 2015
Date of Patent:
September 10, 2019
NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE CORPORATION
Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a compound that can be used as a more superior therapeutic agent for central nervous system diseases. The present invention provides a dihydrate of 7-[4-(4-benzo[b]thiophen-4-yl-piperazin-1-yl)butoxy]-1H-quinolin-2-one or of a salt thereof, and a process for producing the same.
Abstract: A regeneration controller that is employed in a hybrid system is configured to control a regenerative braking amount of a motor generator. A hydraulic brake is configured such that a hydraulic braking amount applied to a vehicle is decreased after the depression amount of the brake pedal is decreased by a predetermined first hysteresis amount from the start of a decrease in the depression amount. The regeneration controller is configured to control the motor generator such that, when the depression amount of the brake pedal is decreased, the regenerative braking amount starts decreasing after the depression amount of the brake pedal is decreased by a second hysteresis amount from the start of a decrease in the depression amount. The second hysteresis amount is set to be greater than the first hysteresis amount.
February 12, 2019
September 5, 2019
TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
Koji Murakami, Yuji Matsumura, Hiroshi Sato
Abstract: A method of manufacturing a film for tire used in an air penetration preventing layer of a pneumatic tire, composed of a thermoplastic elastomer with an elastomer component dispersed within a thermoplastic resin includes performing heat treatment on the film for tire formed by inflation molding or cast molding in a state of being wound in a roll together with a liner material configured to regulate deformation of the film for tire, the heat treatment being at a heat treating temperature equal to or higher than a glass transition temperature of a resin with a highest glass transition temperature in the thermoplastic resin included in the film for tire.
Abstract: A method of controlling a printing system includes displaying, in a mobile terminal, a setting region for inputting a print setting for print data, and a search region for inputting a search condition for image forming apparatus candidates, of a plurality of image forming apparatuses, for executing printing, and searching, in a management system, for one or more image forming apparatuses, out of the plurality of image forming apparatuses, in accordance with the search condition input in the search region of the screen, and displaying display content that associates information of the image forming apparatuses with charge information for when the print data is printed by the image forming apparatuses, respectively, on a screen that includes a selection region by which it is possible to select the printing target, out of the one or more image forming apparatuses found in the searching.
Abstract: An oil-water separation apparatus is provided which can easily separate and collect oil from a liquid mixture containing water and oil at low cost. The oil-water separation apparatus includes an oil-water-separating member configured to separate a liquid mixture containing water and oil into moisture and oil, and a liquid reservoir subdivided into an upper region and a lower region by the oil-water-separating member. The oil-water separation apparatus filters the liquid mixture by gravity. The oil-water-separating member includes a base which includes a channel for the liquid mixture. The oil-water-separating member is formed in the base, and the oil-water-separating member contains a fluorine compound which has an oil-repellency-imparting group and a hydrophilicity-imparting group. A drain port for discharging the moisture is formed in the lower region of the liquid reservoir.
Abstract: A sheet sorting apparatus includes a second tray arranged below a first tray detachable from a main body having a first discharge port corresponding to the first tray and a second discharge port corresponding to the second tray, a discharge unit, a tray detecting unit, and a control unit. The discharge unit discharges a sheet toward the first or second discharge port. In a state that the first tray is detached from the main body and the discharge unit discharges sheets from the first discharge port to the second tray and then the first tray is detected as attached to the main body, the control unit selects a discharge destination of a second sheet, subsequent to a first sheet discharged and stacked first after the first tray is attached to the main body, such that the second sheet is stacked on a tray having the first sheet thereon.
February 14, 2019
August 29, 2019
Hiroshi Chihara, Genki Takahashi, Kazuhisa Sato
Abstract: A light-emitting element includes: a laminated structure body 20 which is formed from a GaN-based compound semiconductor and in which a first compound semiconductor layer 21 including a first surface 21a and a second surface 21b that is opposed to the first surface 21a, an active layer 23 that faces the second surface 21b of the first compound semiconductor layer 21, and a second compound semiconductor layer 22 including a first surface 22a that faces the active layer 23 and a second surface 22b that is opposed to the first surface 22a are laminated; a first light reflection layer 41 that is provided on the first surface 21a side of the first compound semiconductor layer 21; and a second light reflection layer 42 that is provided on the second surface 22b side of the second compound semiconductor layer 22. The first light reflection layer 41 includes a concave mirror portion 43, and the second light reflection layer 42 has a flat shape.
Abstract: A moving-image parameter selection device includes a storage unit configured, for each distribution of a video in a past, to associate a combination of values of moving-image parameters used for the distribution, with a KPI related to the distribution, to store the associated combination; and a selector configured, for each of the combinations, to calculate an average of the KPI, to execute a significance test for each of the averages of the KPIs with respect to one of the averages of the KPIs of the combinations, and based on results of the significance tests, to select a part of combinations among the combinations, and thereby, enables selection of moving-image parameters that contribute to increasing the profit of a video distribution service.
April 8, 2016
Date of Patent:
August 27, 2019
NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE CORPORATION
Taichi Kawano, Hiroshi Yamamoto, Kei Takeshita, Kazumichi Sato
Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide an oligosilane production method with which a target oligosilane can be selectively produced. Oligosilanes can be efficiently produced at an improved selectivity for a target oligosilane by using, as a raw material, not only monosilane but also an oligosilane with a smaller number of silicon atoms than the target oligosilane or conversely an oligosilane with a larger number of silicon atoms than the target oligosilane.
Abstract: A method for producing a metal cylinder includes preparing a metal slug having a surface adjusted so that the crystal grain diameter at a depth of 10 ?m from the surface is smaller than that at a depth of 100 ?m from the surface, and the crystal grain diameter at a depth of 10 ?m from the surface is 30 ?m or more and 120 ?m or less; and forming a cylinder by impact pressing of the metal slug having the surface as a bottom.
Abstract: An active material layer containing a compound represented by a general formula (1): LiaVbAlcTidPeO12 (1), where a, b, c, d, and e in the general formula (1) are numbers satisfying 0.5?a?3.0, 1.20<b?2.00, 0.01?c<0.06, 0.01?d<0.60, and 2.80?e?3.20; and a solid electrolyte layer containing a compound represented by a general formula (2): LifVgAlhTiiPjO12 (2), where f, g, h, i, and j in general formula (2) are numbers satisfying 0.5?f?3.0, 0.01?g<1.00, 0.09<h?0.30, 1.40<i?2.00, and 2.80?j?3.20.
Abstract: An imprint apparatus is operable to perform an imprint process, which is for forming a pattern on an imprint material on a substrate by using a mold, for each of shot regions of the substrate. The apparatus includes a controller configured to control alignment between the mold and the substrate. The controller determines a target position obtained by adding a predetermined additional amount to a movement amount of a substrate stage according to a positional deviation between the mold and the substrate, starts movement of the stage towards the determined target position, and starts curing of the imprint material by a curing device at a timing at which the detected positional deviation falls within an allowable range during the movement of the stage.
Abstract: A semiconductor memory device includes a first memory cell, a second memory cell above the first memory cell, a first word line electrically connected to a gate of the first memory cell, a second word line electrically connected to a gate of the second memory cell, and a control unit that performs an erasing operation on the first and second memory cells. During the erasing operation, the control unit applies a first voltage to a first word line and a second voltage higher than the first voltage to a second word line.
Abstract: The present invention provides a power storage device capable of preventing rain water, washing water, and the like from entering a casing. The power storage device of the present invention includes a secondary battery, the casing having a sealed structure, a safety valve, and a drainage through hole, the casing includes an external container configured to accommodate the secondary battery and an upper lid disposed above the external container, the upper lid has an upper surface having a concave portion formed therein, the safety valve is disposed in the concave portion, and the drainage through hole is provided to pass through a side wall of the concave portion.