Patents by Inventor Hitoshi Sato

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).

  • Publication number: 20200111465
    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.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2019
    Publication date: April 9, 2020
    Applicant: Roland Corporation
    Inventors: Hitoshi Sato, Yukihide Takata
  • Publication number: 20200105438
    Abstract: A dielectric film may be exposed to an acid solution such as hydrochloric acid, nitric acid, or sulfuric acid during a wet process after film formation. The inventors have newly found that when a dielectric film includes Zr having a lower ionization tendency than Ti in a main component of a metal oxide expressed by a general formula (Ba, Ca)(Ti, Zr)O3 is provided and satisfies at least one between relationships such that degree of orientation of (100) plane is higher than degree of orientation of (110) plane, and degree of orientation of (111) plane is higher than degree of orientation of (110) plane in a film thickness direction, the dielectric film is less likely to be damaged during a wet process, and the resistance to a wet process is improved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2019
    Publication date: April 2, 2020
    Applicant: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Saori TAKAHASHI, Masahito FURUKAWA, Masamitsu HAEMORI, Hiroki UCHIYAMA, Wakiko SATO, Hitoshi SAITA
  • Patent number: 10603702
    Abstract: A method for producing a metal sheet with raised lines uses a rolling mill including roll stands. In a preparing step, a grooved roll is prepared, the grooved roll including grooves. In a choosing step, a stand at least one stage before the last stand is chosen. In an incorporating step, the grooved roll is incorporated in as an upper roll of the chosen, specified stand. In a forming step, a workpiece is formed into a metal sheet with raised lines formed corresponding to the respective grooves. In the forming step, a maximum rolling reduction achieved by rolls of the specified stand is set to a provisional value that is lower than a required value. After the leading edge of the workpiece reaches the stand next to the specified stand, the maximum rolling reduction of the specified stand is changed to the required value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hitoshi Nikaido, Toru Yonebayashi, Koichi Sato, Teruo Ito, Daiki Kamada
  • Patent number: 10608365
    Abstract: A connector unit includes a connector cap and a camera-side cable connector. The connector cap includes a connection portion that movably connects the connector cap to the camera-side cable connector. The camera-side cable connector includes a first groove in which a protruding section of the connection portion is movably disposed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tadahiko Sato, Yan Qian, Hitoshi Aoki
  • Patent number: 10559417
    Abstract: A coil component in which a change in thicknesses of the winding part is prevented is provided. According to the coil component, since each of a pair of neighboring resin walls and a seed part between the pair of resin walls are separated by a predetermined distance, a plating part grown on the seed part is easy to grow uniformly between the pair of neighboring resin walls. For this reason, the winding part whose surface is gentle and in which a change in thickness is prevented is obtained by plating growth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hitoshi Ohkubo, Masazumi Arata, Manabu Ohta, Yuuya Kaname, Yoshihiro Maeda, Takahiro Kawahara, Hokuto Eda, Shigeki Sato
  • Publication number: 20200016624
    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).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2019
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Applicant: Creative Coatings Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Eiji SATO, Hitoshi SAKAMOTO
  • Patent number: 10535992
    Abstract: One embodiment provides a switching regulator circuit having an overcurrent protection function that enables complete overcurrent protection though simple in configuration. The switching regulator circuit generates an output signal while boosting an input voltage by switching on/off a switching element using a PWM signal. The switching regulator circuit is equipped with a load switch which is connected to the switching element in series and is normally on. And, the switching regulator circuit is further equipped with an overcurrent protection circuit which keeps the load switch off if a current flowing through the switching element is an overcurrent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: NEW JAPAN RADIO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hitoshi Furuya, Masayoshi Sato
  • Publication number: 20200010853
    Abstract: A method is provided for integrating a DNA fragment of a desired base sequence into a site located adjacent to a binding region of a DNA-binding protein bound to a DNA molecule, the method including bringing the DNA fragment having a base sequence including a transposase-binding sequence and the desired base sequence close to the binding region using a specific binding substance to the DNA-binding protein, binding transposase to the transposase-binding sequence, and activating the transposase such that the DNA fragment of the desired base sequence is integrated into the site located adjacent to the binding region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2017
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Inventors: Yasuyuki Ohkawa, Akihito Harada, Hitoshi Kurumizaka, Hiroshi Kimura, Tetsuya Handa, Yuko Sato, Yoko Hayashi
  • Publication number: 20190385792
    Abstract: In a coil component and a method for manufacturing the same, a winding part of a coil is grown by plating so as to extend between resin walls of a resin body provided before the coil is grown by plating. The resin wall is interposed between adjacent turns of the winding part of the coil during the plating growth, and therefore contact between adjacent turns of the winding part of the coil cannot occur.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2019
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Inventors: Hitoshi OHKUBO, Masazumi ARATA, Manabu OHTA, Shou KAWADAHARA, Yoshihiro MAEDA, Takahiro KAWAHARA, Hokuto EDA, Shigeki SATO
  • Publication number: 20190351751
    Abstract: A power transmitting apparatus with rotary electrical machine disposed in a power transmission path from an output shaft of an internal combustion engine to a transmission in a vehicle is disclosed. The power transmitting apparatus includes a rotary electrical machine disposed coaxially with the output shaft, and a transmission apparatus disposed adjacent to the power transmitting apparatus and the rotary electrical machine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2018
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Inventors: Keiji SATO, Hitoshi KATSURA, Taichi KITAMURA
  • Patent number: 10480067
    Abstract: A film deposition method for filling a recessed pattern with a SiN film is provided. NH2 groups are caused to adsorb on a surface of a substrate containing a recessed pattern formed in a top surface of the substrate by supplying a first process gas containing NH3 converted to first plasma to the surface of the substrate containing the recessed pattern. The NH2 groups is partially converted to N groups by supplying a second process gas containing N2 converted to second plasma to the surface of the substrate containing the recessed pattern on which the NH2 groups is adsorbed. A silicon-containing gas is caused to adsorb on the NH2 groups by supplying the silicon-containing gas to the surface of the substrate containing the recessed pattern on which the NH2 groups and the N groups are adsorbed. The above steps are cyclically repeated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Tokyo Electron Limited
    Inventors: Hitoshi Kato, Masahiro Murata, Jun Sato, Shigehiro Miura
  • Patent number: 10472196
    Abstract: A sheet delivery system includes: an end section detector which detects a position of an end section of a sheet; an end section conveying apparatus which holds the end section of the sheet and which conveys the end section of the sheet to a joining unit; a roll driving motor which rotationally drives a standby-side original material roll around a central axis thereof; and a suction roller which is capable of coming into rolling contact with an outer peripheral surface of the standby-side original material roll, and which includes an outer peripheral surface capable of suctioning the end section of the sheet in order to separate the end section of the sheet from the standby-side original material roll. The end section detector is attached at a position which enables detection of the end section of the sheet separated from the standby-side original material roll by the suction roller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: ZUIKO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hitoshi Sato, Yosuke Nishimura, Shinichiro Nagafuchi
  • Patent number: 10477108
    Abstract: Image pickup apparatus includes imaging control circuit, keystone correction circuit, and composite circuit. Imaging control circuit acquires plurality of first images corresponding to subject image formed on imaging plane by image pickup optical system by causing imaging element to execute exposure plurality of times in accordance with imaging instruction. Keystone correction circuit corrects keystone distortion occurring in each first image due to change of attitude of body, by keystone correction based on tilt angle corresponding to each first image, and the optical characteristic, thereby generating plurality second images. Composite circuit generates third image by compositing second images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomoyuki Sato, Hitoshi Tsuchiya, Takanori Fukuda
  • Publication number: 20190337747
    Abstract: The present invention includes a transportation device including 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.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2017
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Inventors: Shinichiro NAGAFUCHI, Hitoshi SATO, Yoshiaki TSUJIMOTO
  • Patent number: 10468184
    Abstract: In a coil component 1 and a method for manufacturing the same, a winding part of a coil is grown by plating so as to extend between resin walls of a resin body provided before the coil is grown by plating. The resin wall is interposed between adjacent turns of the winding part of the coil during the plating growth, and therefore contact between adjacent turns of the winding part of the coil cannot occur.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hitoshi Ohkubo, Masazumi Arata, Manabu Ohta, Shou Kawadahara, Yoshihiro Maeda, Takahiro Kawahara, Hokuto Eda, Shigeki Sato
  • Patent number: 10456304
    Abstract: A transport unit includes: a transporting device that turns a pad 90 degrees while the pad rotates from a receiving position to a transfer position; and first and second receiving rollers that sandwich a sheet and an absorbent body between a holding surface and the respective receiving rollers at the transfer position. The holding surface includes first and second sloped surfaces that are aligned along a pad rotating shaft which extends at the transfer position. The first and second receiving rollers have outer diameters decreasing from proximal ends to distal ends and are disposed such that the distal ends are positioned on sides of first and second ends of the holding surface, respectively. The first and second receiving rollers are disposed so as to sandwich the sheet and the absorbent body between the first and second sloped surfaces and the first and second receiving rollers, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: ZUIKO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hitoshi Sato
  • Publication number: 20190318856
    Abstract: Provided is a ferrite sintered magnet including a ferrite phase having a magnetoplumbite-type crystal structure. x, y, and m satisfy the following Equations (1), (2), and (3) when composition of the ferrite sintered magnet is represented by R1-xAxFem-yCoy, where R denotes at least one kind of element selected from rare earth elements including Y and A denotes Ca or Ca and elements including at least one kind selected from Sr or Ba. The content of B in the ferrite sintered magnet is from 0.1% to 0.6% by mass in terms of B2O3. 0.2?x?0.8??(1) 0.1?y?0.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Applicant: TDK Corporation
    Inventors: Junnichi NAGAOKA, Hitoshi TAGUCHI, Yuichi SUGAWARA, Jo SATO
  • Publication number: 20190315587
    Abstract: The present invention 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 in a state of being inserted into a core member of the roll; and a mounting section disposed within a moving range of the roll holding shaft, the mounting section allowing the roll to be mounted in a state where both ends of an axial direction of the core member of roll are open. The transportation device mounts the roll on the mounting section, the roll holding shaft is pulled out from the core member of the roll mounted on the mounting section to one side of an axial direction of the core member, and the roll holding shaft pulled out from the core member is inserted into the core member from the other side of the axial direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2017
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Inventors: Shinichiro NAGAFUCHI, Hitoshi SATO, Yoshiaki TSUJIMOTO
  • Patent number: 10442007
    Abstract: A composite polycrystal contains polycrystalline diamond formed of diamond grains that are directly bonded mutually, and compressed graphite dispersed in the polycrystalline diamond.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hitoshi Sumiya, Takeshi Sato
  • Patent number: D878428
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: KUBOTA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Taiki Furuki, Takanori Sato, Daisuke Inaba, Hitoshi Omachi, Junta Kuwae