Patents by Inventor Hirotoshi Sato

Hirotoshi 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: 20210115224
    Abstract: A method for producing a fluoropolymer which includes polymerizing a fluoromonomer in an aqueous medium in the presence of a surfactant to provide a fluoropolymer. The surfactant includes at least one selected from the group consisting of a surfactant represented by R1a—CO—R2 a—CO—R3a—OSO3Xa and a surfactant represented by R1b—CO—(CR2b2)n—(OR3b)p—(CR4b2)q-L-OSO3Xb.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Publication date: April 22, 2021
    Applicant: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Taketo KATO, Satoru YONEDA, Manabu FUJISAWA, Kazuya ASANO, Takahiro KITAHARA, Masahiro HIGASHI, Akiyoshi YAMAUCHI, Sumi ISHIHARA, Yosuke KISHIKAWA, Shinnosuke NITTA, Marina NAKANO, Hirotoshi YOSHIDA, Yoshinori NAN BA, Kengo ITO, Chiaki OKUI, Hirokazu AOYAMA, Masamichi SUKEGAWA, Taku YAMANAKA, Hiroyuki SATO, Yuuji TANAKA, Kenji ICHIKAWA, Yohei FUJIMOTO
  • Publication number: 20210001341
    Abstract: Provided is a safety cabinet that reduces a temperature change between a storage environment temperature and a temperature in the safety cabinet to reduce damage to cultured microorganisms, cultured cells, or the like. The safety cabinet that includes a front panel and an operation opening in front of an operation space and an operation stage below the operation space and supplies purified air into the operation space from above, in which the operation stage is provided with a temperature-regulatable portion of which a temperature is regulatable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2018
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Inventors: Kenichi SOUMA, Hirotoshi SATO, Takeshi KANEKO
  • Patent number: 10874012
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to provide a clean air device that can reduce the risk of contamination due to static electricity. Provided is a biosafety cabinet or a clean air device that connects a biosafety cabinet and a clean booth, wherein a static eliminator (ionizer) that generates a corona discharge by way of concentrating an electric field on a needle-shaped discharge electrode and eliminates static with ionized air is disposed directly above an air flow branching point where air supplied to a work space branches to the front face and to rear face inside the biosafety cabinet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: Hitachi Industrial Equipment Systems Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takeshi Kaneko, Hirotoshi Sato
  • Publication number: 20200393147
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a safety cabinet capable of controlling the purity during usage. In order to realize the object, the safety cabinet is configured to include an operation space including an operation stage; a front panel formed in a front surface of the operation space; an operation opening provided in a lower portion of the front panel; a suction port that is provided in the vicinity of the operation opening on a front side of the operation stage to lead downward; an air circulation path through which air suctioned from the suction port flows along a lower portion, a back surface, and an upper portion of the operation space; a particle counter; an operation space-air intake port provided in the operation space to take air into the particle counter; and an introduction pipe that introduces the air into the particle counter from the operation space-air intake port.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2019
    Publication date: December 17, 2020
    Inventors: Takeshi KANEKO, Hirotoshi SATO, Masashi TAKASAWA
  • Patent number: 10830462
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to reduce the risk of contamination in a clean air device in which a safety cabinet and clean booths are coupled. To achieve this, a clean air device in which a cabinet and clean booths are coupled, is configured such that the cabinet is equipped with: a work space which is formed on the inner side of a front shutter; and a circulation path which is formed from the lower surface, side surfaces, rear surface of the work space, and an outside portion of the cabinet so as to exhaust the air flowing into the work space. Pass boxes connected to the clean booths are provided to a portion of the side surfaces of the work space. Each of the pass boxes is formed by a pass box coupling inner surface, the outside of which has a space formed by a pass box coupling outer surface. The space communicates with the circulation path. The bottom of the pass box coupling outer surface is provided with a pass box coupling outer surface slit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Hitachi Industrial Equipment Systems Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takeshi Kaneko, Hirotoshi Sato
  • Publication number: 20200171188
    Abstract: There is provided a safety cabinet in which a good operability is attained and it is possible to secure a sterility assurance level. There is provided a safety cabinet including an operation chamber, a front door that covers part of an opening of a front surface of the operation chamber, an operation opening below the front door, into which an operator can insert an hand and perform an operation, and a front slit, which takes in air inside the operation chamber and air in a room through the operation opening, on a front surface side of a lower portion of the operation chamber, the cabinet including sterilization gas generating means; and sealing means for sealing the operation opening during a sterilization operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2017
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Inventors: Takeshi KANEKO, Hirotoshi SATO
  • Publication number: 20200096229
    Abstract: Provided are a fan filter unit and a sterilization apparatus capable of shortening a sterilization operation time to be performed at a changeover. The sterilization apparatus has: a working space; a fan filter unit for supplying clean air to the working space; and a sterilizing gas charging unit on the air suction side of the fan filter unit. The fan filter unit comprises: a fan unit section constituted by an air blower and a pressurization chamber; a dust removal filter provided on the downstream side of the fan unit section; a passage bypassing the dust removal filter; and an opening and closing mechanism of the passage. By opening the opening and closing mechanism, the air flow not passing through the dust removal filter can be supplied to the secondary side of the fan filter unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2018
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Inventors: Makoto YOKOYAMA, Takeshi MATSUMURA, Hirotoshi SATO
  • Publication number: 20200023349
    Abstract: Provided is a safety cabinet that prevents oversights in airtightness tests and HEPA filter penetration ratio tests even if a pathogen or the like leaks from a workspace wall surface in the interior of the safety cabinet. The safety cabinet includes: a work surface at the bottom of a workspace; a front panel at the front of the workspace; a work opening section below the front panel; and a first air purification means that filters exhaust air that is air discharged from within the workspace. The safety cabinet is characterized in that the non-workspace sides of a side wall surface and a back wall surface of the workspace are formed by an outer wall of a device with prescribed airtightness performance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2018
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Inventors: Keiichi ONO, Hirotoshi SATO
  • Patent number: 10525458
    Abstract: With respect to a clean air device, in order to provide a device structure and an air cleaning unit inspecting method capable of supplying clean air through a filter and also capable of measuring the amount of dust in a workroom space in which blown air forms a laminar flow such that an increase in the amount of dust can be accurately detected, the clean air device comprises an air cleaning unit, a rectifying unit arranged downstream of the air cleaning unit configured to rectify air blown from the air cleaning unit and form a laminar flow, and a workroom arranged downstream of the rectifying unit, wherein at least one suction port is provided on a wall surface in a space formed between the air cleaning unit and the rectifying unit, configured to draw out the air in the space to an exterior.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Hitachi Industrial Equipment Systems Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Keiichi Ono, Hirotoshi Sato
  • Patent number: 10350588
    Abstract: In a state where an operator performs operation using a safety cabinet while confirming standard operating procedures and sample data, a display device such as a monitor screen provided in the safety cabinet is arranged at a position that is not subject to effects of deterioration due to diffused reflection of light from a fluorescent lamp or sterilization lamp irradiation, and that does not generate resistance in an airflow path, while also protecting the display device from decontamination operation and preventing dirt from being adhered to a portion related to display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Hitachi Industrial Equipment Systems Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takeshi Kaneko, Hirotoshi Sato, Yukio Mori, Yukiyasu Sano
  • Publication number: 20190208613
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to provide a clean air device that can reduce the risk of contamination due to static electricity. Provided is a biosafety cabinet or a clean air device that connects a biosafety cabinet and a clean booth, wherein a static eliminator (ionizer) that generates a corona discharge by way of concentrating an electric field on a needle-shaped discharge electrode and eliminates static with ionized air is disposed directly above an air flow branching point where air supplied to a work space branches to the front face and to rear face inside the biosafety cabinet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2017
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Inventors: Takeshi KANEKO, Hirotoshi SATO
  • Publication number: 20190017714
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to reduce the risk of contamination in a clean air device in which a safety cabinet and clean booths are coupled. To achieve this, a clean air device in which a cabinet and clean booths are coupled, is configured such that the cabinet is equipped with: a work space which is formed on the inner side of a front shutter; and a circulation path which is formed from the lower surface, side surfaces, rear surface of the work space, and an outside portion of the cabinet so as to exhaust the air flowing into the work space. Pass boxes connected to the clean booths are provided to a portion of the side surfaces of the work space. Each of the pass boxes is formed by a pass box coupling inner surface, the outside of which has a space formed by a pass box coupling outer surface. The space communicates with the circulation path. The bottom of the pass box coupling outer surface is provided with a pass box coupling outer surface slit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2016
    Publication date: January 17, 2019
    Inventors: Takeshi KANEKO, Hirotoshi SATO
  • Publication number: 20180214861
    Abstract: With respect to a clean air device, in order to provide a device structure and an air cleaning unit inspecting method capable of supplying clean air through a filter and also capable of measuring the amount of dust in a workroom space in which blown air forms a laminar flow such that an increase in the amount of dust can be accurately detected, the clean air device comprises an air cleaning unit, a rectifying unit arranged downstream of the air cleaning unit configured to rectify air blown from the air cleaning unit and form a laminar flow, and a workroom arranged downstream of the rectifying unit, wherein at least one suction port is provided on a wall surface in a space formed between the air cleaning unit and the rectifying unit, configured to draw out the air in the space to an exterior.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2014
    Publication date: August 2, 2018
    Inventors: Keiichi ONO, Hirotoshi SATO
  • Publication number: 20180001315
    Abstract: In a state where an operator performs operation using a safety cabinet while confirming standard operating procedures and sample data, a display device such as a monitor screen provided in the safety cabinet is arranged at a position that is not subject to effects of deterioration due to diffused reflection of light from a fluorescent lamp or sterilization lamp irradiation, and that does not generate resistance in an airflow path, while also protecting the display device from decontamination operation and preventing dirt from being adhered to a portion related to display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2015
    Publication date: January 4, 2018
    Inventors: Takeshi KANEKO, Hirotoshi SATO, Yukio MORI, Yukiyasu SANO
  • Patent number: 8593859
    Abstract: When an operational mode is shifted to a standby mode, a first transistor is brought into a conduction state by a control signal, and a word line is thereby clamped to a ground voltage. Further, a second transistor is brought into a non-conduction state, and supply of an internal power supply voltage to a word line driver is shut off. Subsequently, the supply of the internal power supply voltage is halted for saving electrical power. When the operational mode returns to a normal mode, the supply of the internal power supply voltage is started, and subsequently, the first transistor is brought into the non-conduction state by the control signal, and the second transistor is thereby brought into the conduction state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: Renesas Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Takeshi Agari, Hirotoshi Sato, Kiyoyasu Akai, Minoru Senda, Hiroaki Nakai
  • Patent number: 8297921
    Abstract: The invention provides a blower system of a high performance, which is constructed to have stabilized characteristics, a high efficiency, a reduced thickness and a reduced noise. A blower system according to the invention includes an impeller, a motor for rotating the impeller and having a rotor and a stator, and a bell-mouth for supplying air to an intake port in the impeller, wherein the rotor is fixed to the impeller, and the stator is fixed to the bell-mouth. A gap between the impeller and the bell-mouth is composed of a gap between the rotor and the stator of the motor. Alternatively, the rotor is fixed to the impeller, and the stator is fixed to a fitting for mounting a housing of the blower system or the blower system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Hitachi Industrial Equipment Systems Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Taichi Tokunaga, Hirotoshi Sato
  • Publication number: 20110116321
    Abstract: When an operational mode is shifted to a standby mode, a first transistor is brought into a conduction state by a control signal, and a word line is thereby clamped to a ground voltage. Further, a second transistor is brought into a non-conduction state, and supply of an internal power supply voltage to a word line driver is shut off. Subsequently, the supply of the internal power supply voltage is halted for saving electrical power. When the operational mode returns to a normal mode, the supply of the internal power supply voltage is started, and subsequently, the first transistor is brought into the non-conduction state by the control signal, and the second transistor is thereby brought into the conduction state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2011
    Publication date: May 19, 2011
    Applicant: RENESAS ELECTRONICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takeshi AGARI, Hirotoshi Sato, Kiyoyasu Akai, Minoru Senda, Hiroaki Nakai
  • Publication number: 20110103945
    Abstract: The invention provides a blower system of a high performance, which is constructed to have stabilized characteristics, a high efficiency, a reduced thickness and a reduced noise. A blower system according to the invention includes an impeller, a motor for rotating the impeller and having a rotor and a stator, and a bell-mouth for supplying air to an intake port in the impeller, wherein the rotor is fixed to the impeller, and the stator is fixed to the bell-mouth. A gap between the impeller and the bell-mouth is composed of a gap between the rotor and the stator of the motor. Alternatively, the rotor is fixed to the impeller, and the stator is fixed to a fitting for mounting a housing of the blower system or the blower system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2011
    Publication date: May 5, 2011
    Inventors: Taichi TOKUNAGA, Hirotoshi Sato
  • Patent number: 7894292
    Abstract: When an operational mode is shifted to a standby mode, a first transistor is brought into a conduction state by a control signal, and a word line is thereby clamped to a ground voltage. Further, a second transistor is brought into a non-conduction state, and supply of an internal power supply voltage to a word line driver is shut off. Subsequently, the supply of the internal power supply voltage is halted for saving electrical power. When the operational mode returns to a normal mode, the supply of the internal power supply voltage is started, and subsequently, the first transistor is brought into the non-conduction state by the control signal, and the second transistor is thereby brought into the conduction state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2011
    Assignee: Renesas Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Takeshi Agari, Hirotoshi Sato, Kiyoyasu Akai, Minoru Senda, Hiroaki Nakai
  • Patent number: 7887289
    Abstract: The invention provides a blower system of a high performance, which is constructed to have stabilized characteristics, a high efficiency, a reduced thickness and a reduced noise. A blower system according to the invention includes an impeller, a motor for rotating the impeller and having a rotor and a stator, and a bell-mouth for supplying air to an intake port in the impeller, wherein the rotor is fixed to the impeller, and the stator is fixed to the bell-mouth. A gap between the impeller and the bell-mouth is composed of a gap between the rotor and the stator of the motor. Alternatively, the rotor is fixed to the impeller, and the stator is fixed to a fitting for mounting a housing of the blower system or the blower system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2011
    Assignee: Hitachi Industrial Equipment Systems Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Taichi Tokunaga, Hirotoshi Sato