Hitoshi 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 silver ink including silver particles and a protective agent containing at least one amine compound dispersed in a dispersion medium containing, as a main solvent, a solvent having a vapor pressure at 20° C. of 40 mmHg or less and a vapor pressure at 70° C. of 0.09 mmHg or more, in an amount of 80% or more on a mass basis relative to the total dispersion medium. The amine compound has a mass average molecular weight of 115 or less, and the total amount of the amine compound is 1 part by weight or more and 14 parts by weight or less per 100 parts by weight of the silver particles. The silver ink has a moisture content of 500 ppm or more and 50,000 ppm or less and enables a practical metal film to be formed even through calcination at a low temperature of 70° C. or less.
Abstract: An automatic guided vehicle according to one aspect of the present invention moves a trolley including a trolley body, wheels attached to the trolley body, and a section to be connected which is provided on the lower surface of the trolley body. The automatic guided vehicle is provided with: a vehicle body; drive wheels attached to the vehicle body; and a connection mechanism which is connected to the trolley, wherein the connection mechanism includes a connecting section disposed on an upper side of the upper surface of the vehicle body so as to be movable horizontally in a first direction, and includes a drive apparatus which moves the connecting section in the first direction and connects the connecting section to the section to be connected.
Abstract: A displacement amount detecting apparatus is provided and includes: transmission member, transmitting a displacement on one end side thereof to a displacement on the other end side thereof; a sensor, disposed to face the other end side of the transmission member, and configured to output a value according to a distance between the sensor and the other end side of the transmission member; a calculation device, calculating a value for indicating the distance based on the value output by the sensor and a reference value; and a correction device, correcting the reference value. When the one end side is displaced in a first direction, the other end side is displaced in a second direction opposite to the first direction and away from the sensor. The correction) device is configured to correct the reference value based on the value for indicating the distance calculated by the calculation device.
June 22, 2021
October 7, 2021
Hitoshi Sato, Ryohei Kanayama, Kentaro Mori
Abstract: An electronic component manufacturing method includes a blotting process of bringing a conductive paste applied to an end portion of each electronic component body held by a jig into contact with a surface of a surface plate. The blotting process includes simultaneous performance of a distance changing process of changing the distance between an end face of each electronic component body and the surface of the surface plate and a position changing process of changing a two-dimensional position where the end face of the electronic component body is projected on the surface of the surface plate in such a manner that the direction of the movement of two-dimensional position in parallel to the surface of the surface plate successively varies (e.g., along a circular path).
Abstract: Provided is a battery pack including: a first battery group in which a plurality of storage batteries having a battery can side surface and a battery can bottom surface linked to the battery can side surface are laminated so that the battery can side surfaces face each other; a second battery group in which a plurality of storage batteries having a battery can side surface and a battery can bottom surface linked to the battery can side surface are laminated so that the battery can side surfaces are face each other; and a case housing the first battery group and the second battery group, wherein the facing surfaces of the first battery group and the second battery group are directly or indirectly thermally connected to each other.
Abstract: A balloon catheter includes a shaft and a balloon having one or more fold lines. The balloon is disposed outside the shaft, and the balloon includes one or more first regions and one or more second regions. The first region retains medicine on an outer surface of the balloon. The second region retains less medicine than the first region or retains no medicine.
Abstract: A film deposition apparatus includes: a chamber having a film deposition gas introduced thereinto and exhausted therefrom, in which film deposition with the film deposition gas is performed on an object to be treated; and a film conveying part disposed in the chamber and conveying in a roll-to-roll manner a long film that is the object to be treated. The film conveying part includes: a rotatable roller with part of whose peripheral surface the long film comes into contact; and a nozzle pipe for spraying an inert gas onto a region of the roller, the region being not covered by the long film.
Abstract: To provide an electronic wind instrument capable of accurately detecting the amount of rotation of a transmission member. An electronic wind instrument whereby contact with an optical sensor by a flat surface of a rear section can be suppressed even when at least a prescribed amount of a reed is bitten, as a result of the flat surface rotating in a direction away from the optical sensor when the rear section of the transmission member rotates in conjunction with displacement of the reed. As a result, the spacing between the facing flat surface and the optical sensor can be set comparatively narrowly in the initial state and the detection sensitivity at the optical sensor increased, thereby enabling accurate detection of the rotation amount of the transmission member (the amount of the reed that is bitten).
Abstract: To provide an electronic wind instrument capable of accurately detecting the amount of rotation of a transmission member. During an electronic wind instrument performance by a performer, external light (such as light from lighting) may easily shine on the upper surface side of an instrument main body. However, the light-receiving section of an optical sensor faces toward the bottom surface side of the instrument main body therefore external light from the upper surface side of the instrument main body can be prevented from reaching the light-receiving section of the optical sensor. As a result, erroneous detection of the external light by the optical sensor can be suppressed therefore the rotation amount of a transmission member can be accurately detected by the optical sensor.
Abstract: The electronic wind instrument (1) includes an instrument body (10) in which a through-hole leading into an internal space (11) opens on an outer surface (12), an operation piece (20) attached to the instrument body (10) at a position of a through-hole (14) and pushed down toward the internal space (11), and an electronic component disposed in the internal space (11). The electronic component includes a push-down sensor (6) that detects that the operation piece (20) is being pushed down, and the outer surface (12) of the instrument body (10) comprises an outer wall (16a) that is provided around the through-hole (14) and that faces toward the through-hole (14), an inner wall (16b) that is provided nearer to the through-hole (14) than the outer wall (16a) and that faces toward the outer wall (16a), and a groove bottom (16c) connecting the outer wall (16a) and the inner wall (16b) together.
Abstract: A transportation device includes a transportation-side holder that holds a roll. A roll mounting section, a sheet supply device including a supporter that holds the roll in a state where the sheet is continuously feedable, and an intermediate processing device that performs processing set in advance on the roll are disposed within a moving range of the transportation-side holder. A controller controls the transportation device such that the transportation-side holder holds the roll on the roll mounting section, and the roll held by the transportation-side holder is conveyed to the supporter of the sheet supply device through the intermediate processing device.
Abstract: An electronic keyboard instrument includes at least one panel supporting member which supports a panel, the at least one panel supporting member is disposed in spaces formed on an upper surface of a chassis, and the spaces are spaces generated behind rear ends of white keys between two adjacent black keys by arranging a plurality of keys in a manner that rear ends of a plurality of black keys are positioned behind rear ends of a plurality of white keys.
Abstract: To obtain a lifestyle-related disease therapeutic water which comprises a very small amount of anionized silver, nanosized gold, and 99.9% or more of water. A lifestyle-related disease therapeutic water comprising with respect to one liter of water (a), 3-15 mg in silver equivalent of thiosulfate silver ion (b), and 0.1-0.5 mg in gold equivalent of colloidal gold (c).
December 9, 2016
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October 13, 2020
Yoshio Ichikawa, Taro Shirakawa, Hitoshi Sato
Abstract: An absorbent article processing device includes a cutter roll and an anvil roll. The cutter roll includes a roll main body; a blade protruding in a radial direction in a first angular range of a part of a circumferential direction of the roll main body; a first bearer protruding in the radial direction in a second angular range of a part of the circumferential direction including at least the first angular range and being in contact with the anvil roll, and being cut out in an angular range excluding the second angular range at a first end portion in an axial direction of the roll main body; and a second bearer provided around the entire circumference or a part of the circumferential direction and being in contact with the anvil roll at the second end portion in an axial direction of the roll main body.
Abstract: A method includes distributing a powder onto a first sheet, periodically closing a distribution port by a first opening-closing portion, and periodically closing the distribution port by a second opening-closing portion in the same cycle period as that of the first opening-closing portion and at a timing later than that of the first opening-closing portion. The method also includes moving the second opening-closing portion such that it extends from an upstream-side edge of the first opening-closing portion toward an upstream side of a movement direction, during a time period during which the upstream-side edge of the first opening-closing portion overlaps the distribution port. Further, the method includes setting a difference between timings at which the first and second opening-closing portion overlap the distribution port, respectively.
Abstract: A roll conveyance device includes a transportation device including a roll holding shaft extending in a predetermined direction from a distal section of an arm to hold a roll such that the roll holding shaft is inserted into a core member of the roll; and a mounting section within a moving range of the roll holding shaft, the mounting section allowing the roll to be mounted in a state in which both axial ends of the core member of roll are open. The transportation device is configured to mount the roll on the mounting section, the roll holding shaft is to be pulled out from the core member of the roll mounted on the mounting section to a first side of an axial direction of the core member, and the roll holding shaft is to be inserted into the core member from a second side of the axial direction.
Abstract: Provided is a polyurethane elastic fiber wherein surface treating agents do not bleed even after lengthy storage, thereby preventing contamination of packing material, and which exhibits stable friction performance independent of storage duration, making the fiber suitable for a stable gathered member with low occurrence of core slip-back. This polyurethane elastic fiber is a multifilament polyurethane elastic fiber and is characterized by having, in the multifilament cross section, a void part demarcated by the constituent individual filaments being in contact with one another and by having a cross-sectional void part area ratio of 15% to 60% as calculated according to the formula (cross-sectional void part area ratio [%])=100×(area of the void part)/(total cross-sectional area), where the total cross-sectional area is the sum of the area of the void part and the cross-sectional areas of all individual filaments that constitute the multifilament.
Abstract: A sheet conveying device includes: a holding mechanism configured to hold suction members; and a driving device including a rotary shaft which is rotatable about a second axis parallel to the first axis and a connecting mechanism configured to connect the rotary shaft and suction members to each other; and a support mechanism configured to support the holding mechanism and the drive device. The connecting mechanism is connected to the suction members in a state where the suction members are movable in a radial direction of the circle about the first axis. The support mechanism supports the holding mechanism and the drive device such that the holding mechanism and the drive device are relatively movable from each other in a direction orthogonal to the first axis.
Abstract: A method of fabricating a semiconductor light-emitting device includes: (a) forming a semiconductor layer including a light-emitting layer on the first surface of a substrate; (b) forming a first trench and a second trench in the semiconductor layer, the first trench extending in a first direction that is parallel to a principal plane of the substrate, and the second trench being disposed inside and parallel to the first trench; (c) forming a third trench parallel to the first trench in the second surface of the substrate opposite to the first surface of the substrate; and (d) forming a semiconductor light-emitting device by dividing the substrate. In (d), an end of at least one divided side of the semiconductor light-emitting device is in the second trench. The first trench has a first width, and the second trench has a second width. The second width is less than the first width.