Patents by Inventor Hiroyuki Sato

Hiroyuki 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).

  • Patent number: 11325546
    Abstract: A rotary connector includes a case including a housing space and fixed to a vehicle body that includes a steering wheel including a steering-side electric component, a rotor that is rotatable around a rotational axis relative to the case, a first connector provided on the rotor and electrically connected to the steering-side electric component, a second connector provided on the case and electrically connected to a vehicle-side electric component in the vehicle body, a flexible cable that is provided in a wound state in the housing space of the case and electrically connects the first connector to the second connector, and a controller that is disposed between the first connector and the flexible cable and performs a predetermined process on an electric signal transmitted between the first connector and the flexible cable. The controller is configured to rotate together with the rotor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: ALPS ALPINE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Makoto Hirohashi, Toshiaki Asakura, Hiroyuki Sato, Toshiyuki Hoshi, Hiroshi Hanzawa, Satoshi Terashita
  • Publication number: 20220134688
    Abstract: Produce prepreg with a matrix resin adhering to the cloth. Arranging a release sheet on each surface of the cloth; passing the cloth and a pair of the release sheets through a gap portion positioned in a clearance of a pair of heating rollers to be overlaid on each other and supplying the matrix resin to be accumulated above the gap portion of the heating rollers and between the pair of release sheets; and adjusting an interval of the pair of heating rollers to thereby control an adhesion amount of the matrix resin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2020
    Publication date: May 5, 2022
    Applicant: IHI AEROSPACE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki SATO, Yu SHIGENARI, Tatsuya KADO, Kazuyuki ORIHARA
  • Publication number: 20220119561
    Abstract: A method for producing polytetrafluoroethylene includes a step of polymerizing tetrafluoroethylene in an aqueous medium in the presence of a hydrocarbon surfactant and a polymerization initiator to obtain polytetrafluoroethylene and a step of adding at least one selected from the group consisting of a radical scavenger and a decomposer of a polymerization initiator after the initiation of polymerization.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2020
    Publication date: April 21, 2022
    Applicant: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Taketo KATO, Yohei FUJIMOTO, Kenji ICHIKAWA, Hiroyuki SATO, Yoshinori NANBA, Hirotoshi YOSHIDA, Kengo ITO, Taku YAMANAKA
  • Publication number: 20220115085
    Abstract: A non-transitory computer-readable recording medium storing a structure search program that causes a computer to execute a process, the process includes determining an objective function including a constraint term which is a term for making a coefficient value to a predetermined value, the coefficient value expressing an inter-group distance with reference a shortest distance among distances between lattice points of a plurality of lattice points in a three-dimensional lattice space, the inter-group distance being a distance between a first group that is arranged at a first lattice point and a second group that is arranged at a second lattice point and is linked to the first group, and creating a three-dimensional structure of a compound in the three-dimensional lattice space by arranging a plurality of groups at lattice points in the three-dimensional lattice space that is a set of the plurality of lattice points based on the objective function.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2021
    Publication date: April 14, 2022
    Applicant: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventor: Hiroyuki SATO
  • Publication number: 20220103568
    Abstract: An authentication management method includes: generating an authentication state based on an authentication result by an authentication terminal, an authentication rule or rules and identity information, and notifying a vehicle application of the generated authentication state. An authentication rule stored in a storage defines a plurality of authentication levels according to security levels, and authentication by an authentication element in at least one of the authentication levels includes possession authentication by a hardware encryption module with physical security.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2021
    Publication date: March 31, 2022
    Inventors: Yuri SUENAGA, Hiroyuki SATO, Hiroshi MIZUNO
  • Patent number: 11279814
    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—R2a—CO—R3a—OSO3Xa and a surfactant represented by R1b—CO—(CR2b2)n—(OR3b)p—(CR4b2)q-L-OSO3Xb.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: 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 Nanba, Kengo Ito, Chiaki Okui, Hirokazu Aoyama, Masamichi Sukegawa, Taku Yamanaka, Hiroyuki Sato, Yuuji Tanaka, Kenji Ichikawa, Yohei Fujimoto
  • Patent number: 11268752
    Abstract: A refrigeration device includes: a refrigerator; a heat pipe that includes a condensation unit connected to the refrigerator and adapted to condense a refrigerant, includes an evaporation unit connected to a storage chamber and adapted to evaporate the refrigerant, and includes a piping for circulating the refrigerant between the condensation unit and the evaporation unit; a heat pipe temperature sensor that detects a temperature of the heat pipe; and a control unit that controls driving of the refrigerator based on a result of detection by the heat pipe temperature sensor. The control unit controls the refrigerator so that the temperature of the heat pipe does not fall below a standard boiling temperature of the refrigerant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: PHC HOLDINGS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akihiro Ohta, Takashi Kawakami, Yorio Takahashi, Hiroyuki Sato
  • Publication number: 20220057741
    Abstract: An imaging system includes a main body to accommodate a roller, and a lubricant unit. The lubricant unit includes a casing having an opening and a lubricant storage disposed inside the casing to store a lubricant. The casing is pivotably connected to the main body to displace the casing between a closed position and an open position. In the closed position, the lubricant storage is positioned to bring the lubricant in contact with the roller through the opening, and the pivotable connection is disposed below the casing. In the open position, the opening is exposed to an outside of the main body, and the opening of the casing is disposed upward.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2019
    Publication date: February 24, 2022
    Inventors: Katsushi HIGASHIDA, Yasuyuki ISHII, Hiroyuki SATO, Koichiro TAKASHIMA
  • Publication number: 20220010118
    Abstract: A composition including a polytetrafluoroethylene and a polymer (I) containing a polymerization unit (I) based on a monomer represented by the following general formula (I), the composition having a standard specific gravity of 2.200 or less: CX1X3?CX2R(—CZ1Z2-A0)m ??(I) wherein X1 and X3 are each independently F, Cl, H, or CF3; A0 is an anionic group; X2 is H, F, an alkyl group, or a fluorine-containing alkyl group; R is a linking group; Z1 and Z2 are each independently H, F, an alkyl group, or a fluorine-containing alkyl group; and m is an integer of 1 or more.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2019
    Publication date: January 13, 2022
    Applicant: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshinori NANBA, Kenji ICHIKAWA, Yohei FUJIMOTO, Hirotoshi YOSHIDA, Hiroyuki SATO, Taketo KATO, Kengo ITO, Taku YAMANAKA
  • Publication number: 20220002531
    Abstract: A method for producing modified polytetrafluoroethylene including: polymerizing tetrafluoroethylene and a modifying monomer in an aqueous medium in the presence of a polymer (I) containing a polymerization unit (I) based on a monomer represented by the following general formula (I) to obtain a modified polytetrafluoroethylene: CX1X3?CX2R(—CZ1Z2-A0)m??(I) wherein X1 and X3 are each independently F, Cl, H, or CF3; X2 is H, F, an alkyl group, or a fluorine-containing alkyl group; A0 is an anionic group; R is a linking group; Z1 and Z2 are each independently H, F, an alkyl group, or a fluorine-containing alkyl group; and m is an integer of 1 or more. Also disclosed is a composition containing the modified polytetrafluoroethylene and the polymer (I).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2019
    Publication date: January 6, 2022
    Applicant: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshinori NANBA, Kenji ICHIKAWA, Yohei FUJIMOTO, Hirotoshi YOSHIDA, Hiroyuki SATO, Taketo KATO, Kengo ITO, Taku YAMANAKA
  • Publication number: 20210383897
    Abstract: A structure search apparatus of searching for a stable structure of a compound in which a plurality of compound residues are bonded together includes: a memory; and a processor circuit coupled to the memory, the processor circuit being configured to perform processing, the processing including: executing an interaction potential identification processing configured to identify an interaction potential between a compound residue x and a compound residue y among the plurality of compound residues; executing a steric structure identification processing configured to identify a steric structure of the compound in a three-dimensional lattice space which is a set of lattice points by arranging the plurality of compound residues at lattice points in the three-dimensional lattice space in consideration of the interaction potential identified by the interaction potential identification processing; and in response to an identification result obtained, outputting the identification result indicating the identified steri
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2021
    Publication date: December 9, 2021
    Applicant: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Chieko TERASHIMA, Yoshiaki Tanida, Hiroyuki SATO
  • Patent number: 11195597
    Abstract: A calculation method of acid dissociation constant, including: calculating the acid dissociation constant using function that uses index value determined based on electron density between two atoms in calculation target molecule and coefficient value determined based on types of two elements of set of the two atoms, wherein when the calculation target molecule includes at least one amino group and dissociation of hydrogen atom from one amino group in the at least one amino group is calculated, the function further uses second electron density of nitrogen atom in the one amino group not related to bond between the nitrogen atom and another atom, bond distance between the nitrogen atom and the hydrogen atom, and molecular orbital energy of the calculation target molecule, wherein the calculation method is method for calculating acid dissociation constant in dissociation of the hydrogen atom from the calculation target molecule using computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Sato
  • Patent number: 11181386
    Abstract: A navigation device for guiding a moving body to a destination is provided. The navigation device includes: a position detecting unit configured to detect a position of the moving body; a first determining unit configured to determine whether or not the moving body has arrived at the destination based on the position detected by the position detecting unit; a second determining unit configured to determine whether or not the destination can be entered when it is determined that the moving body has arrived at the destination; and a destination setting unit configured to choose an alternate destination when it is determined by the second determining unit that the destination cannot be entered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: ALPINE ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Sato
  • Publication number: 20210355254
    Abstract: A method for producing polytetrafluoroethylene, which includes polymerizing tetrafluoroethylene in an aqueous medium in the presence of a nucleating agent and a hydrocarbon anionic surfactant to obtain polytetrafluoroethylene. A total amount of the nucleating agent and the hydrocarbon anionic surfactant at the initiation of polymerization is more than 50 ppm based on the aqueous medium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2019
    Publication date: November 18, 2021
    Applicant: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Taketo KATO, Yohei FUJIMOTO, Kenji ICHIKAWA, Hiroyuki SATO, Yoshinori NANBA, Hirotoshi YOSHIDA, Kengo ITO, Chiaki OKUI, Masamichi SUKEGAWA, Taku YAMANAKA
  • Publication number: 20210340290
    Abstract: A method for producing polytetrafluoroethylene which include polymerizing tetrafluoroethylene and a modifying monomer in an aqueous medium in the presence of a hydrocarbon surfactant to obtain polytetrafluoroethylene. An amount of the hydrocarbon surfactant at the initiation of polymerization is more than 50 ppm based on the aqueous medium. Further, the polytetrafluoroethylene contains 99.0% by mass or more of a polymerization unit based on tetrafluoroethylene and 1.0% by mass or less of a polymerization unit based on the modifying monomer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2019
    Publication date: November 4, 2021
    Applicant: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Taketo KATO, Yohei FUJIMOTO, Kenji ICHIKAWA, Hiroyuki SATO, Yoshinori NANBA, Hirotoshi YOSHIDA, Kengo ITO, Chiaki OKUI, Masamichi SUKEGAWA, Taku YAMANAKA
  • Patent number: 11148471
    Abstract: In a pneumatic tire are defined: a first imaginary line VL1 passing through a ground contact surface in a meridian cross section of a tread portion, a second imaginary line VL2 passing through a bottom portion of a shoulder main groove and parallel to VL1, an intersection point between VL2 and a surface of a shoulder land portion outward of a ground contact edge T in a lateral direction, and an equatorial plane CL. Given A as a distance in the lateral direction between an intersection point P and CL, B as a groove depth of the shoulder main groove, and C as a distance in the lateral direction between T and CL, 0.80?(B+C)/A?1.15 is satisfied and, given E as a distance in the lateral direction between the bottom portion of the shoulder main groove and P, 2.0?E/B?5.0 is satisfied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Sato
  • Patent number: 11152850
    Abstract: A power source apparatus includes a switching control circuit configured to output a switching signal to switch a power source supplying power to each of a plurality of loads, and a reset control circuit having a plurality of output terminals outputting reset signals that reset the plurality of loads in response to the switching signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Sato
  • Publication number: 20210301324
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method for analyzing a functional subunit pair gene of a T cell receptor (TCR) or a B cell receptor (BCR). The present disclosure provides a method comprising: (1) a step for providing a nucleic acid sample containing a nucleic acid of a TCR or BCR from a cell expressing an activated TCR or BCR; (2) a step for determining the nucleic acid sequence of the functional pair gene of the TCR or the BCR; and (3) a step for calculating the frequency of appearance of each gene and combinations thereof on the basis of the determined nucleic sequences, and identifying a functional subunit pair gene of the TCR or the BCR.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2019
    Publication date: September 30, 2021
    Inventors: Ryuji Suzuki, Hiroyuki Sato
  • Publication number: 20210250179
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus according to an embodiment of the present disclosure is mounted on a terminal and includes processing circuitry. The processing circuitry provides an instruction for a secure element to affix a digital signature to a transaction only when software is authorized software. The processing circuitry determines whether or not software used to display details about the transaction affixed with the digital signature is the authorized software. The processing circuitry presents the transaction to a user when the software used to display the details is the authorized software. The processing circuitry acquire an approval to the presented transaction from the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2021
    Publication date: August 12, 2021
    Applicant: Sakura Information Systems Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Sato, Shoichiro Sakuragi, Mitsuo Ochiai
  • Publication number: 20210221992
    Abstract: A polytetrafluoroethylene having a breaking strength of 10.0 N or more and a thermal instability index (TII) of 20 or more. Also disclosed is a stretched body including the polytetrafluoroethylene.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2019
    Publication date: July 22, 2021
    Applicant: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Taketo KATO, Yohei FUJIMOTO, Kenji ICHIKAWA, Hiroyuki SATO, Ryota USAMI, Yoshinori NANBA, Hirotoshi YOSHIDA, Kengo ITO, Chiaki OKUI, Masamichi SUKEGAWA, Taku YAMANAKA, Yosuke KISHIKAWA, Hirokazu AOYAMA, Satoru YONEDA, Sumi ISHIHARA, Masahiro HIGASHI, Akiyoshi YAMAUCHI, Shinnosuke NITTA, Marina NAKANO