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).

  • Publication number: 20240241336
    Abstract: A manufacturing method for manufacturing an optical fiber ribbon, the manufacturing method includes intermittently forming, with a connecting device, connection parts between optical fibers measuring a load of the connecting device during the intermittent forming of the connection parts, and detecting an abnormality based on the load.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2022
    Publication date: July 18, 2024
    Applicant: FUJIKURA LTD.
    Inventors: Hironori Sato, Hiroyuki Takahashi, Itaru Ishida, Ken Osato
  • Patent number: 12036993
    Abstract: There is provided a control device for vehicles which can improve quietness and fuel economy, while maintaining high responsiveness to acceleration of a vehicle. Therefore, the control device 100 for vehicles includes a gear ratio control unit 10 that controls a gear ratio of a vehicle V, and a determination unit 20 that determines whether or not there is an acceleration limit of the vehicle V. The gear ratio control unit 10 is configured to limit an increase in gear ratio Rt, when the determination unit 20 determines that there is an acceleration limit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2024
    Assignee: Hitachi Astemo, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasuaki Sato, Hiroyuki Ooiwa, Hideki Sekiguchi, Hiroyuki Sakamoto, Shogo Miyamoto
  • Publication number: 20240219281
    Abstract: A method for evaluating texture upon swallowing foods or drinks includes adjusting viscosity of the food or drink to a constant or substantially constant shear viscosity by diluting the food or drink or adding a thickening component thereto, measuring a filament diameter of the viscosity-adjusted food or drink over time using a capillary breakup extensional viscometer to calculate an extensional viscosity and an extensional strain from a change in the filament diameter, determining an index value representing the extensional viscosity in a region where the extensional strain is in a specific range, and evaluating the quality of the texture upon swallowing the food or drink from the determined index value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2022
    Publication date: July 4, 2024
    Inventors: Hiroyuki SATO, Nanae KIMURA, Makoto NAKAUMA
  • Patent number: 12012470
    Abstract: A composition including a fluoropolymer and substantially free from a compound represented by the following formula (3): (H—(CF2)8—SO3)qM2, wherein M2 is H, a metal atom, NR54, imidazolium optionally containing a substituent, pyridinium optionally containing a substituent, or phosphonium optionally containing a substituent; R5s are each H or an organic group and are the same as or different from each other; and q is 1 or 2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2024
    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, Yuuji Tanaka, Kenji Ichikawa, Yohei Fujimoto, Hiroyuki Sato
  • Publication number: 20240183556
    Abstract: A result acquisition unit (130) obtains, for each candidate setting, a simulation result of a case where a candidate setting is applied to the one or more units of equipment. A satisfaction level calculation unit (140) calculates, for each candidate setting, a satisfaction level on a basis of the simulation result. A constraint level calculation unit (150) calculates, for each candidate setting, a constraint level on a basis of the simulation result. A candidate optimization unit (160) judges superiority/inferiority of a plurality of candidate settings on a basis of the satisfaction level of each candidate setting and the constraint level of each candidate setting, and optimizes the plurality of candidate settings on a basis of a judgment result, thereby generating a plurality of new candidate settings. A selection unit selects an applicable setting from the plurality of new candidate settings. A control unit applies the applicable setting to equipment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2024
    Publication date: June 6, 2024
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshihiro OHTA, Masanori HASHIMOTO, Jin KAWASAKI, Shinichiro OTANI, Risa MURAKAMI, Yosuke KANEKO, Hiroyuki SATO, Kohei FUKUHARA, Ryo KUMAGAI
  • Patent number: 11981198
    Abstract: A mover includes a body, an axle, a drive wheel, a motor, a speed reducer, and a shaft coupling. The wheel is arranged rotatably around the axle. The reducer is attached to the axle to reduce and transmit rotational power of the motor and includes an output shaft aligned with a center axis of the axle. The coupling transmits the rotational power of the reducer to the wheel and includes a cylindrical portion having an annular shape when viewed along the center axis and housing the reducer at least partially inside. The cylindrical portion includes an input portion and an output portion at first and second ends, respectively, along the center axis. The cylindrical portion further includes an absorber between the input and output portions to absorb deviation and an angle of deviation between respective rotational center axes of the output shaft and the drive wheel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Sato, Yumiko Oshima
  • Publication number: 20240122870
    Abstract: Disclosed is a transdermal patch for treating osteoarthritis. The transdermal patch comprises a support layer and an adhesive layer laminated on the support layer. The adhesive layer includes an adhesive base, diclofenac sodium, dimethyl sulfoxide, and an organic acid. The organic acid content is 6-8 mass % of the total mass of the adhesive layer. The transdermal patch is applied once daily to an affected part and the dosage of diclofenac sodium per application is 70-150 mg.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2022
    Publication date: April 18, 2024
    Inventors: Hiroyuki SATO, Hirochika TAKANO
  • Patent number: 11952441
    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: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: 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: 20240107938
    Abstract: An electric working machine includes: a machine body; a motor mounted on the machine body and driven by electric power supplied from a battery; a working part driven by motive power of the motor to perform work; an operation part operated by a user to control the operation of the motor; and a display device disposed on the machine body and including a display. The display device is disposed to be separated forward from the operation part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2022
    Publication date: April 4, 2024
    Inventors: Kenta Sugitate, Kenji Fukuda, Hiroyuki Sato
  • Patent number: 11933544
    Abstract: An evaporation unit includes a first and second pipe conduits. The first and second pipe conduits each include a near-end part, a long circumference part, a junction part, a short circumference part, and a far-end part. Around a storage chamber, the first long circumference part extends in a first direction, the first junction part turns, and the first short circumference part extends in the first or second direction. The second short circumference part extends in the first direction, the second junction part turns, and the second long circumference part extends in the first or second direction. The first and second turning part located at the same position counted from the respective near-end part sides are disposed respectively on wall surfaces facing each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: PHC HOLDINGS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akihiro Ohta, Hiroyuki Sato
  • Patent number: 11892787
    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.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Tatsunori Izawa, Takayuki Horie, Yasuo Suzuki, Satoru Furuya, Satoshi Ohwada, Hiroyuki Sato, Koichi Utsunomiya
  • Patent number: 11872320
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for treating osteoarthritis comprising a step of administering a patch to a patient. The patch comprises a backing layer and an adhesive layer laminated on the backing layer, the adhesive layer comprises an adhesive base, diclofenac sodium, dimethyl sulfoxide, and an organic acid, and a content of the organic acid is 6 mass % to 8 mass % with respect to a total mass of the adhesive layer. The patch is applied to an affected part once a day, and a dose of diclofenac sodium per administration is 70 mg to 150 mg.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Assignee: HISAMITSU PHARMACEUTICAL CO., INC.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Sato, Hirochika Takano
  • Patent number: 11870118
    Abstract: A fuel cell system includes a fuel cell that generates power using a fuel gas and an oxygen-containing gas, a reformer including a vaporizing section and a reforming section, a raw fuel supply that supplies raw fuel, a reformed water supply that supplies reformed water, and a controller. The controller has multiple calculation formulas for calculating an amount of reformed water to be used in the reforming section in response to a requested power level from an external unit, and selects, based on an increase or a decrease in a requested current level from the external unit, a formula from the multiple calculation formulas in response to the increase in the requested current level, and a formula different from the formula to be selected for the increase from the multiple calculation formulas in response to the decrease in the requested current level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignees: KYOCERA Corporation, DAINICHI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kyosuke Yamauchi, Naoki Yokoo, Hidetaka Ikarashi, Yutaro Sakata, Hiroyuki Sato
  • Publication number: 20240002558
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method for producing a fluororesin, which includes polymerizing a fluorine-containing monomer in the presence of a compound (1) having triple bond and a hydrophilic group and an aqueous medium to produce a fluororesin, a fluororesin comprising a unit based on a compound (1) having triple bond and a hydrophilic group, and a fluorine-containing monomer unit, and an aqueous dispersion comprising the fluororesin and an aqueous medium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2023
    Publication date: January 4, 2024
    Applicant: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki SATO, Kenji Ichikawa, Taketo Kato, Taku Yamanaka
  • Patent number: 11827724
    Abstract: It is an object of the present invention to provide polytetrafluoroethylene suitable for forming a porous polytetrafluoroethylene film using a high water-soluble surfactant with high volatility. Polytetrafluoroethylene has non-melt-secondary-processability, standard specific gravity of 2.160 or less, an average primary particle size of 150 nm or more, stress relaxation time of 500 seconds or more, and break strength of 29.7 N or more. The polytetrafluoroethylene is obtainable by emulsion polymerization of tetrafluoroethylene in the presence of a fluorinated surfactant with Log POW of 3.4 or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Assignee: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Makoto Ono, Hiroyuki Sato, Chie Sawauchi, Taketo Kato
  • Publication number: 20230340169
    Abstract: A method for producing a fluoropolymer, which includes polymerizing a fluoromonomer in an aqueous medium in the presence of a polymer (1), the polymer (1) including a polymerized unit derived from a monomer CX2?CY(—CZ2—O—Rf-A), wherein X is the same or different and is —H or —F; Y is —H, —F, an alkyl group, or a fluorine-containing alkyl group; Z is the same or different and is —H, —F, an alkyl group, or a fluoroalkyl group; Rf is a C1-C40 fluorine-containing alkylene group or a C-C100 fluorine-containing alkylene group and having an ether bond; and A is —COOM, —SO3M, or —OSO3M, wherein M is —H, a metal atom, —NR74, imidazolium optionally having a substituent, pyridinium optionally having a substituent, or phosphonium optionally having a substituent, wherein R7 is H or an organic group, providing that at least one of X, Y, and Z contains a fluorine atom.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2023
    Publication date: October 26, 2023
    Applicant: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshinori Nanba, Kenji Ichikawa, Yohei Fujimoto, Hirotoshi Yoshida, Hiroyuki Sato, Taketo Kato, Kengo Ito, Sumi Ishihara, Masahiro Higashi, Satoru Yoneda, Hirokazu Aoyama, Masamichi Sukegawa, Yosuke Kishikawa, Takahiro Taira, Chiaki Okui, Taku Yamanaka
  • Publication number: 20230307096
    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.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2023
    Publication date: September 28, 2023
    Applicant: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventors: Toshio MANABE, Hiroyuki SATO, Yoshiaki TANIDA, Chieko TERASHIMA
  • Patent number: 11767379
    Abstract: A method for producing a fluoropolymer, which includes polymerizing a fluoromonomer in an aqueous medium in the presence of a polymer (1), the polymer (1) including a polymerized unit derived from a monomer CX2?CY(—CZ2—O—Rf-A), wherein X is the same or different and is —H or —F; Y is —H, —F, an alkyl group, or a fluorine-containing alkyl group; Z is the same or different and is —H, —F, an alkyl group, or a fluoroalkyl group; Rf is a C1-C40 fluorine-containing alkylene group or a C—C100 fluorine-containing alkylene group and having an ether bond; and A is —COOM, —SO3M, or —OSO3M, wherein M is —H, a metal atom, —NR74, imidazolium optionally having a substituent, pyridinium optionally having a substituent, or phosphonium optionally having a substituent, wherein R7 is H or an organic group, providing that at least one of X, Y, and Z contains a fluorine atom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2023
    Assignee: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshinori Nanba, Kenji Ichikawa, Yohei Fujimoto, Hirotoshi Yoshida, Hiroyuki Sato, Taketo Kato, Kengo Ito, Sumi Ishihara, Masahiro Higashi, Satoru Yoneda, Hirokazu Aoyama, Masamichi Sukegawa, Yosuke Kishikawa, Takahiro Taira, Chiaki Okui, Taku Yamanaka
  • Publication number: 20230250415
    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.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2020
    Publication date: August 10, 2023
    Inventors: Tatsuo Ichinohe, Takashi Yamamoto, Tetsushi Sakuma, Yasuko Honjo, Takakazu Kawase, Masatoshi Nishizawa, Ryuji Suzuki, Kenta Magoori, Hiroyuki Sato
  • Patent number: D1035769
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2022
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2024
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Munetsugu, Masaaki Sato, Shinjiro Toba, Yuichi Fukui, Goshi Ozaki, Sohta Sugimoto, Mitsuhiro Sato