Patents by Inventor Hiroyuki Kato

Hiroyuki Kato 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: 20200330989
    Abstract: There is provided a microfluidic device for capturing particles comprising a particle capturing chamber (100) including at least: a particle capturing unit (101) including one of at least one well (106) or at least one through hole (108); and a particle capturing channel unit (102) used for capturing a particle in the well or with the through hole, in which the particle is captured in the well or with the through hole by being sucked, via the particle capturing channel unit, in a direction opposite to a direction (114) on which the particle settles. Such a configuration has for result that the particles that are not captured in the well or with the through hole are prevented from staying in the vicinity of the well or the through hole of the particle capturing unit when suction is stopped.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2018
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Shin Masuhara, Kensuke Kojima, Hiroyuki Hosokawa, Yoshiaki Kato, Marcaurele Brun, Toshio Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20200336036
    Abstract: A rotary actuator is used in a shift-by-wire system for a vehicle. The actuator includes a motor, a controller, a housing, and a terminal. The controller controls the motor. The housing holds a stator of the motor and the controller. The terminal electrically connects a coil of the stator to the controller. The terminal includes a fused portion electrically connected to the coil. The fused portion is compressed in a direction in parallel with an axial direction of the motor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2020
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Inventors: Yuriko KATO, Mikine KUME, Hiroyuki KADO
  • Patent number: 10803898
    Abstract: A fluorine-containing ether compound of the present invention is represented by Formula (1). R1—CH2—R2—CH2—R3??(1) (In Formula (1), R1 is an organic end group having 3 or more carbon atoms which includes two or more polar groups with each polar group being bonded to different carbon atoms and the carbon atoms to which the polar groups are bonded being bonded to each other via a linking group including the carbon atoms which are not bonded to the polar groups, R2 includes a perfluoropolyether chain represented by Formula (3), and R3 is a hydroxyl group or R1) —(CF2)y?1—O—((CF2)yO)z—(CF2)y?1—??(3) (In Formula (3), y represents an integer of 2 to 4, and z represents an integer of 1 to 30).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: SHOWA DENKO K.K.
    Inventors: Naoya Fukumoto, Daisuke Yagyu, Yuta Yamaguchi, Shoko Uetake, Tsuyoshi Kato, Hiroyuki Tomita, Ryuta Miyasaka, Katsumi Murofushi
  • Patent number: 10797054
    Abstract: It is an object to provide a memory device whose power consumption can be suppressed and a semiconductor device including the memory device. As a switching element for holding electric charge accumulated in a transistor which functions as a memory element, a transistor including an oxide semiconductor film as an active layer is provided for each memory cell in the memory device. The transistor which is used as a memory element has a first gate electrode, a second gate electrode, a semiconductor film located between the first gate electrode and the second gate electrode, a first insulating film located between the first gate electrode and the semiconductor film, a second insulating film located between the second gate electrode and the semiconductor film, and a source electrode and a drain electrode in contact with the semiconductor film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yutaka Shionoiri, Hiroyuki Miyake, Kiyoshi Kato
  • Publication number: 20200310439
    Abstract: A traveling route generation device includes a lane shape detection unit detecting a shape of a traveling lane in which a host vehicle is traveling, a lateral position detection unit detecting a lateral position that is a position of the host vehicle in a width direction of the traveling lane, and a traveling route generation unit generating, as a traveling route of the host vehicle when traveling in a curved section, a route in which an offset distance of the host vehicle remains at an entry offset distance on the basis of detection results of the lane shape detection unit and the lateral position detection unit. The offset distance indicates a distance between a lane center line and the lateral position of the host vehicle, and the entry offset distance indicates the offset distance of the host vehicle when entering the curved section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2020
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Inventors: Hiroyuki KATO, Yosuke HASHIMOTO
  • Publication number: 20200283392
    Abstract: Provided is a fluorine-containing ether compound capable of forming a lubricant layer having excellent wear resistance even when the thickness is thin, and suitable as a material of a lubricant for a magnetic recording medium. The fluorine-containing ether compound is a compound represented by the following formula (1): R1—R2—CH2—R3—CH2—R4—R5; wherein R3 is a perfluoropolyether chain; R1 is a terminal group bonded to R2; R5 is a terminal group bonded to R4; R1 is an alkenyl group or an alkynyl group; R5 is a group containing a heterocyclic ring; R2 is represented by the following formula (2); R4 is represented by the following formula (3); and a in the formula (2) and b in the formula (3) are each independently an integer of 1 to 3.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2018
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Applicant: SHOWA DENKO K.K.
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi KATO, Daisuke YAGYU, Naoya FUKUMOTO, Yuta YAMAGUCHI, Masumi KURITANI, Katsumi MUROFUSHI, Masaki NANko, Hiroyuki TOMITA
  • Publication number: 20200280650
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes a storage unit in which a usage quantity of each of the functions is stored, and a processor configured to control activation of the application, based on the usage quantity of the function employed by the application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2020
    Publication date: September 3, 2020
    Inventor: Hiroyuki KATO
  • Patent number: 10760074
    Abstract: A composition for use in amplifying cDNA synthesized by a reverse transcription reaction and detecting RNA that serves as a template of the reverse transcription reaction, the composition containing a thermostable DNA polymerase, a thermostable ribonuclease H, and an intercalating dye. Since the composition of the present invention can suppress the influences to the nucleic acid amplification reaction by RNA that serves as a template for cDNA synthesis, the composition is useful in the detection of RNA, and more useful in quantification of RNA having a desired sequence by real-time RT-PCR.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: TAKARA BIO INC.
    Inventors: Kanako Usui, Takashi Uemori, Hiroyuki Mukai, Ikunoshin Kato
  • Patent number: 10745296
    Abstract: A fluid processing apparatus includes: a casing having a fluid inlet pipe and a fluid outlet pipe; multiple rectifying plates with holes in parallel with each other provided within the casing on a side of the fluid inlet pipe, the rectifying plates being perpendicular to a longitudinal axis of the casing; and a light source for irradiating fluid passing from the fluid inlet pipe through the casing to the fluid outlet pipe with ultraviolet rays.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Kato, Junji Matsuda, Naoko Matsumoto, Tomoaki Kodama
  • Publication number: 20200253173
    Abstract: The present invention provides fish with promoted growth. The fish according to the present invention has loss of function of a melanocortin-4 receptor (MC4R) gene.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Inventors: Masato KINOSHITA, Yasutoshi YOSHIURA, Hiroyuki YOSHIKAWA, Keitaro KATO
  • Patent number: 10738877
    Abstract: A selectable one-way clutch includes a pocket plate, a notch plate, and a selector plate, and the selector plate is configured to rotate so as to switch the clutch between an engaged state and a non-engaged state. A lubricant passage through which a lubricant is supplied to the selectable one-way clutch has a lubricant inlet and a lubricant outlet, and the lubricant outlet is located on the lower side of the lubricant inlet in a direction of gravitational force, and connected to an inside of the selectable one-way clutch. The lubricant passage includes an inclined surface that is inclined with respect to the direction of gravitational force, between the lubricant inlet and the lubricant outlet, and the inclined surface has an opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Inventors: Yuki Kurosaki, Hiroyuki Shioiri, Mitsuaki Tomita, Shotaro Kato, Hiroyuki Shibata
  • Patent number: 10732830
    Abstract: A display apparatus includes a touch panel that is configured to be touched by a user, a display unit, and a processor that is configured to measure a sliding amount of a user's slide operation while the slide operation is performed, the slide operation being started from a position on the touch panel, and continuously control a switching amount of switching an image displayed on the display unit to another image while the slide operation is performed, the switching amount of switching being variable according to the measured sliding amount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Kato, Hideaki Matsuda, Jun Muraki
  • Publication number: 20200243710
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing light emitting devices, the method including: providing a first structure, the providing a first structure including: providing a lead frame, the providing a lead frame including: providing a metal plate having a plurality of pairs of first and second metal parts, each of the first and second metal parts including at least one first region and at least one second region; using an electrodeposition technique, disposing a mask of a resist film on the at least one first region; disposing a first plating containing silver or silver alloy on the at least one second region; and removing the resist film; molding a resin molded body in one piece with the lead frame with parts of a lower surface of the lead frame being exposed, in which, the first structure includes an upper surface defining a plurality of recesses each having an upward-facing surface, at least parts of the first plating being located at the upward-facing surface of each of the plurality of recesses; providing a second struct
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2020
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Inventors: Hiroyuki TANAKA, Yasuo KATO, Kazuya MATSUDA
  • Patent number: 10709348
    Abstract: A standing motion assist device includes a support mechanism attached to a leg of a user to assist the user with motion, a sensor including first and/or second sensors that measure and output posture information and myoelectric potentials of the user, respectively, the sensor outputting measurement data including first measurement data measured after a sitting motion of the user sitting in a chair starts and second measurement data measured after the sitting motion ends, a memory that stores the measurement data, and a processor that controls the support mechanism. The processor detects the sitting motion and identifies the chair type based on the first measurement data, detects the start of a motion of the user standing from the chair based on the second measurement data, and outputs assist information corresponding to the identified chair type and used by the support mechanism to assist the user with standing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Motoyama, Tsuyoshi Inoue, Yusuke Kato, Jun Ozawa
  • Patent number: 10711855
    Abstract: A control device for a selectable one-way clutch includes a pocket plate; a notch plate rotating relative to the pocket plate; a selector plate between the pocket plate and the notch plate rotating coaxially with the notch plate to change between a state allowing engagement members to pass through respective openings and to stand up from a side close to the pocket plate toward a side close to the notch plate and a state allowing the housing recesses to house the engagement members; and a motion detection unit detecting a motion of the selector plate. Further, when an unintended motion of the selector plate is detected, the pocket plate and the notch plate to rotate differentially at a rotation speed equal to or less than a predetermined absolute value, and the selectable one-way clutch to fall into a state of ratchet or into a state of overrun.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Inventors: Yuki Kurosaki, Hiroyuki Ogawa, Hiroyuki Shibata, Kenji Itagaki, Koichi Kato
  • Publication number: 20200220989
    Abstract: An image processing device includes a display unit and a processor configured to determine whether or not functions of the image processing device are executable by the image processing device, and cause the display unit to display a screen including a first item corresponding to a first function that is determined to be executable and a second item corresponding to a second function that is determined to be not executable. The first item is displayed on the screen in a first display format, and the second item is displayed on the screen in a second display format that is less conspicuous than the first display format.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2020
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Inventor: Hiroyuki KATO
  • Patent number: 10702944
    Abstract: An alloy structure has an arbitrary shape dimension which has high uniformity in the distribution of the element composition. The alloy structure contains Fe and at least four elements, which are selected from the group consisting of elements from atomic number 13 to atomic number 79 included in Group 3 to Group 16 of the periodic table of the elements and have a ratio of the atomic radius to an Fe atom of 0.83 or more but 1.17 or less, each of Fe and the four elements is contained in an atomic concentration range of 5 at % or more but 30 at % or less, a difference in atomic concentration between at least four elements among the at least four elements and Fe is in a range of less than 3 at %, and the alloy structure has, a column crystal in which the at least four elements and Fe are solid-dissolved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: HITACHI METALS, LTD.
    Inventors: Takahiko Kato, Kousuke Kuwabara, Tadashi Fujieda, Kinya Aota, Isamu Takahashi, Hiroyuki Satake, Kenji Yamaga, Hajime Murakami
  • Patent number: 10705025
    Abstract: An inspection device includes a wearable camera attached to a worker that images an inspection object, and a laser pointer that indicates an imaging region of the wearable camera to the worker. The laser pointer is attached to the worker to emit a laser beam in a direction parallel to a line of sight of the wearable camera such that a relative distance between a light point of the laser beam and the imaging region of the wearable camera is constant and does not vary depending on a distance between the laser pointer and the workpiece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Inventors: Shinji Kato, Katsuhiro Miyagaki, Hiroyuki Iwatsuki, Masaru Horiguchi, Kohei Nakamura
  • Publication number: 20200212274
    Abstract: A resin package defining a recess includes a first lead having an element-mounting region, a second lead having a wire-connecting region, and a resin body including first to third resin portions. The third resin portion surrounds the element-mounting region. Each of the first and second leads includes a first plating and a second plating covering at least a portion of the first plating. The wire-connecting region is located outward of the third resin portion. The element-mounting region is located on an outermost surface of the second plating. In a top view, the wire-connecting region is located laterally inward of a portion of the second plating of the second lead that has an outermost surface located higher than that of the first plating of the second lead.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2019
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Inventors: Kazuya MATSUDA, Yasuo KATO, Hiroyuki TANAKA
  • Patent number: D892192
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Elmo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Furusawa, Yusuke Dohi, Tetsuro Kato