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).
Abstract: A non-transitory computer-readable recording medium storing a search program for causing a computer to execute processing including: obtaining a first cost value of a first potential that corresponds to interaction between coarse-grained particles, a second cost value of a second potential that corresponds to an angle and a dihedral angle between the particles, and a third cost value of a third potential that corresponds to repulsion and attraction between the particles; and instructing an Ising apparatus to search for a structure of a coarse-grained model with which a total sum of the first cost value, the second cost value, and the third cost value calculated for an entirety of the coarse-grained model that includes a plurality of particles satisfies a predetermined condition.
Abstract: A cartridge that is mountable to an apparatus main assembly of an image forming apparatus, the cartridge includes a developing roller; a frame supporting the developing roller; a movable part movably supported by the frame and movable to a first position and to a second position relative to the frame; and an elastic part provided between the frame and the movable part to urge the movable part. The movable part includes a first force receiving part that receives force from the apparatus main assembly, in a direction of moving from the first position to the second position, and a second force receiving part that receives force from the apparatus main assembly, in a direction of moving from the second position to the first position.
May 25, 2023
September 21, 2023
Masaaki Sato, Yukio Kubo, Hiroyuki Munetsugu, Koji Wada
Abstract: An electric scooter includes a front wheel and a rear wheel, an electric motor, a floorboard between the front and rear wheels, a seat behind and diagonally above the floorboard, a container box below the seat and including a first front wall, a first left side wall, and a first right side wall, a cover including a second front wall covering the first front wall, a second left side wall covering the first left side wall, and a second right side wall covering the first right side wall, and a first electrical component between the first and second front walls, a second electrical component between the first and second left side walls, and a third electrical component between the first and second right side walls.
Abstract: A control device for a moving body includes circuitry configured to: acquire an external environment recognition image representing a recognition result of a periphery of the moving body; and cause a display device to display an obstacle icon indicating an obstacle position based on an input from a user of the moving body in a superimposed manner on the external environment recognition image. The circuitry is further configured to: cause the display device to display a first external environment recognition image and a second external environment recognition image having different viewpoints as the external environment recognition image; and superimpose a first obstacle icon on the first external environment recognition image and superimpose a second obstacle icon different from the first obstacle icon on the second external environment recognition image, as the obstacle icon.
February 24, 2023
September 14, 2023
HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
Tatsuro FUJIWARA, Hiroyuki NAKASHIMA, Akiko SATO
Abstract: A control device for a moving body includes: a receiver configured to receive designation of an obstacle position from a user of the moving body; and a controller configured to perform parking control for parking the moving body at a target parking position based on an obstacle position designated by the user. The controller is configured to register the obstacle position as a designated obstacle position in association with the target parking position.
Abstract: An object of the invention is to provide an equol-containing fermented soybean hypocotyl material that is useful for foods, pharmaceutical preparations, cosmetic products, etc. The equol-containing fermented soybean hypocotyl material of the invention is obtained by fermenting soybean hypocotyls using at least one microorganism having an equol-producing ability by utilizing at least one daidzein compound selected from the group consisting of diadzein glycosides, daidzein, and dihydrodaidzein.
Abstract: An object is to provide a technique that can enhance the binding properties of a single-stranded polynucleotide comprising a palindromic structure comprising an acyclic polynucleotide structural unit to target polynucleotides, such as miRNA, while suppressing self-duplex formation of the single-stranded polynucleotide. This object is achieved by a single-stranded polynucleotide comprising a palindromic structure comprising an acyclic polynucleotide structural unit, wherein adenine in the palindromic structure is replaced by diaminopurine, and thymine at a position complementary to the adenine is replaced by a thiouracil derivative.
January 29, 2021
August 31, 2023
National University Corporation Tokai National Higher Education and Research System
Abstract: A seat system includes a seat, a controller, and a terminal. The seat includes a seat body, and a plurality of sensors configured to acquire information for use in detecting a motion of a user seated on the seat body. The controller is configured to acquire the information from the sensors. The terminal comprises a screen. The controller is configured to cause an object operated by the user to move based on the information acquired from the sensors, and to cause a movable object on the screen to move according to a motion of the object operated by the user.
Abstract: The present disclosure provides a technique for introducing an antigen receptor-encoding nucleic acid into a definite site in a nucleic acid that is contained in an immune cell of a target organism. In the technique according to the present disclosure, a vector, which contains an antigen receptor-encoding nucleic acid, and a nuclease are introduced into an immune cell. The nuclease cleaves the vector and the genome sequence of the immune cell. The vector can be configured so that, when cleaved with the nuclease, a sequence, which is an antigen receptor-encoding sequence and which is introduced by microhomology-mediated end-joining (MMEJ) at the nuclease cleavage site of the genome sequence of the immune cell, is formed.
Abstract: A conveyance apparatus for conveying a mold into an injection molding machine includes a frame configured to form a supporting plane for supporting the mold, and an actuator configured to move the mold along the supporting plane between a first position inside the injection molding machine and a second position different from the first position, wherein the improvement to the conveyance apparatus includes the actuator being located below the supporting plane in a vertical direction; and a linking unit configured to link the mold and the actuator, wherein the linking unit is connectable to a side surface of the mold, wherein, in a state where the mold is at the second position, at least a part of the actuator is closer to the injection molding machine than the side surface of the mold in a conveying direction where the actuator moves the mold.
May 18, 2021
July 20, 2023
Yuichi Yanahara, Hiroyuki Katagiri, Hideo Matsumoto, Nobunari Shimoe, Jun Tainaka, Mao Sato
Abstract: Disclosed is a specimen testing system that includes: a specimen rearrangement unit configured to transfer a specimen container held in a first rack to a second rack; a specimen processing unit configured to process a specimen in the specimen container held in the second rack; a specimen storage unit configured to transfer the specimen container having been processed by the specimen processing unit from the second rack to a specimen container storage instrument for storage; a transportation unit configured to transport the second rack among the specimen rearrangement unit, the specimen processing unit, and the specimen storage unit; and a transportation control unit programmed to control the transportation unit. The transportation control unit is programmed to control bidirectional transportation of the second rack between the specimen rearrangement unit and the specimen storage unit.
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 being represented by the general formula (1): CR1R2R4—CR3R5—X-A, wherein R1 to R5 are each H or a monovalent substituent, with the proviso that at least one of R1 and R3 represents a group represented by the general formula: —Y—R6 and at least one of R2 and R3 represents a group represented by the general formula: —X-A or a group represented by the general formula: —Y—R6; and A is the same or different at each occurrence and is —COOM, —SO3M, or —OSO3M. Also disclosed is a surfactant for polymerization represented by the general formula (1), a method for producing a fluoropolymer using the surfactant, a composition including a fluoropolymer and the surfactant and a molded body including the composition.
Abstract: A sample image obtaining section repetitively obtains a sample image generated by photographing a given sample by a photographing unit. A feature quantity extracting section generates feature quantity data corresponding to the sample image, in reference to the sample image. The feature quantity extracting section classifies each of a plurality of pieces of feature quantity data into either training data or evaluation data. An evaluation learning section performs learning of an evaluation discriminator by using a plurality of pieces of the training data. A photographing necessity/unnecessity determining section determines necessity/unnecessity of additional photographing of the sample by using the evaluation discriminator in which the learning using the plurality of pieces of the training data has already been performed and a plurality of pieces of the evaluation data.
Abstract: A computer generates an accident risk definition model to estimate a probability of hazard occurrence as an accident risk by inputting first in-vehicle sensor data collected in the past and hazard occurrence data having information on hazard occurrence from the first in-vehicle sensor data preset therein, generates accident risk estimation data by inputting second in-vehicle sensor data collected in the past to the accident risk definition model and estimating the probability of the hazard occurrence, generates an accident risk prediction model to predict the accident risk after a predetermined time by inputting first biological index data corresponding to the second in-vehicle sensor data and the accident risk estimation data, calculates second biological index data from second biological sensor data by acquiring the second biological sensor data of a driver, and predicts the accident risk after the predetermined time by inputting second biological index data to the accident risk prediction model.
Abstract: A developer container includes a pouch, a communication member, and a cap. A marking including an arrowhead part and a parting line are formed on an outer peripheral surface of the cap. A rear end of the arrowhead part is disposed between a first position that is a position 45° upstream from a reference position in a direction of rotation and a second position that is a position 45° downstream in the direction of rotation. The rear end of the arrowhead part overlaps the parting line.
Abstract: A fixing device includes a belt having a tubular shape and extending in a longitudinal direction, and having a longitudinal end, a drive roller to rotate the belt to convey a print medium between the drive roller and the belt, a bushing located at the longitudinal end of the belt, and a guide wall adjacent to the bushing. The belt is displaceable in the longitudinal direction relative to the bushing. The bushing includes a shoulder adjacent to the longitudinal end of the belt and a stem extending from the shoulder to an inside of the belt to support the belt. The guide guides the bushing to move in a direction opposite to a conveyance direction of the print medium when the belt moves toward the bushing. The stem of the bushing includes a convex portion that is in contact with an inner surface of the belt when the belt is displaced in the longitudinal direction.
Abstract: A connection body capable of achieving fine pitch and miniaturization, and a method of manufacturing the connection body. A connection body includes: a substrate having a first terminal array; a connector having second terminal array; and an adhesive layer formed by curing a thermosetting connection material connecting the first terminal array and the second terminal array, wherein the second terminal array is disposed on the bottom surface of the connector and forms a level difference canceling portion for canceling a level difference in the bottom surface, and wherein the thermosetting connection material contains solder particles and a flux component. Thus, the first terminal array and the second terminal array can be connected, so that the terminal array can be made to have a fine pitch, and the connected body can be miniaturized.
Abstract: In a cartridge structure employing an inclinable coupling member engaging with a rotational force transmitting portion of an electrophotographic image forming apparatus, the coupling member is unable to engage with the rotational force transmitting portion of the electrophotographic image forming apparatus when the mounting and dismounting direction and the developing/spacing direction relative to the electrophotographic image forming apparatus of different from each other. Under the circumstances, a coupling lever contacting and retracting relative to the coupling member in interrelation with the mounting and dismounting operation of a developing cartridge B1, and a coupling spring for the coupling lever to apply an urging force to the coupling member are provided.
Abstract: A toner container includes a toner accommodating portion, a discharge portion, a shutter, a sealing member, and a guiding portion. In a case where a direction from the toner accommodating portion toward the discharge portion in a rotational axis direction is a first direction, where a direction opposite to the first direction is a second direction, and where an end portion of the sealing member on a downstream side of the first direction is a first end portion, a downstream end portion of the guiding portion is positioned downstream of the first end portion of the sealing member with respect to the first direction. The downstream end portion of the guiding portion overlaps with the sealing member as viewed in the rotational axis direction, and includes an inclined surface inclined so as to approach the contact surface of the seal member as it goes in the second direction.
Abstract: A participant terminal includes a virtual reality space information acquisition unit that acquires virtual reality space information, a restricted area information acquisition unit that acquires restricted area information indicating a restricted area, an operation information acquisition unit, an entry state determination result acquisition unit that acquires an entry state determination result, an entry possibility determination result acquisition unit that acquires an entry possibility determination result in a case where the entry state determination result indicates that the avatar is in a state about to enter the restricted area, and a restricted area viewing control unit that enables viewing of the virtual reality space information in the restricted area in a case where the entry possibility determination result indicates that entry is possible, and disables viewing of the virtual reality space information in the restricted area in a case where the entry possibility determination result indicates that