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: 20190198227
    Abstract: The inventors have newly found that, even when a composition of a first element body portion and a composition of a second element body portion are different from each other, a high bonding strength at an interface between the first element body portion and the second element body portion can be obtained when both the first element body portion and the second element body portion contain Zn2SiO4 as a constituent component. That is, when the first element body portion and the second element body portion contain Zn2SiO4, a bonding strength at the interface is improved compared to a case in which the first element body portion and the second element body portion do not contain Zn2SiO4.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Applicant: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takahiro SATO, Hitoshi KUDO, Takashi SUZUKI, Kouichi KAKUDA, Tatsuro SUZUKI, Hiroyuki TANOUE
  • Publication number: 20190195740
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, an inspection system comprises: a moving body including a moving main body movable along a structure; a detector attached to the moving main body; a shape information storage unit for storing shape information indicating shape and size of the structure; an inspection location information storage unit for storing information of inspection locations to be inspected; an inspection item information storage unit for storing information of inspection items to be inspected; a moving body location detecting unit for detecting moving body location information indicating location of the moving body; a moving control unit for controlling movement of the moving body; and an inspection control unit for inspection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2018
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Applicants: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA, Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions Corporation
    Inventors: Manabu WATANABE, Akihiro Matsuzaki, Fumio Sato, Fujio Terai, Hitoshi Katayama, Yuichiro Gunji
  • Patent number: 10329111
    Abstract: A joining unit includes: a suction holding member having a suction surface configured to suction an end section of a sheet; a moving mechanism configured to move the suction surface toward an intermediate section of a sheet of a delivery-side original material roll along a path set in advance so that tension is applied to the sheet; and a regulating mechanism that is configured to switch between a regulated state in which a movement of the end section of the sheet with respect to the suction holding member due to the tension is regulated and an allowable state in which the movement of the end section of the sheet with respect to the suction holding member is allowed. The controller switches the regulating mechanism to the regulated state during the movement of the suction surface toward the intermediate section of the sheet of the delivery-side original material roll.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: ZUIKO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hitoshi Sato, Yosuke Nishimura, Shinichiro Nagafuchi
  • Publication number: 20190185003
    Abstract: A power transmission apparatus transmits torque from a rotating electric machine and includes a first path, a second path, a clutch, and a fluid coupling. The second path is provided parallel to the first path. The clutch is provided on the first path. The clutch can assume an engaged state that transmits torque and a disengaged state that stops transmission of the torque. The fluid coupling is provided on the second path. The fluid coupling includes an input member into which the torque from the rotating electric machine is input, and an output member that outputs the torque input from the input member via a fluid to a drive wheel. The fluid coupling is configured such that a rotation speed of the input member is lower than a rotation speed of the output member when transmitting the torque from the drive wheel to the rotating electric machine side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2018
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: Keiji SATO, Yuki KAWAHARA, Hitoshi KATSURA, Kimitaka UEMURA, Chika BABA
  • Publication number: 20190181084
    Abstract: A wiring board includes: a wiring structure including: a first insulating layer; a first wiring layer formed on a bottom surface of the first insulating layer; and a protective insulating layer which covers the bottom surface of the first insulating layer and has a first opening; and a support base member bonded to the protective insulating layer with an adhesive layer and has a second opening. A diameter of the second opening at a position between the top surface and the bottom surface of the support base member in a thickness direction of the support base member is smaller than a diameter of the second opening at the top surface of the support base member and a diameter of the second opening at the bottom surface of the support base member, and smaller than a diameter of the first opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2018
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Oshima, Junji Sato, Hitoshi Kondo, Katsuya Fukase
  • Publication number: 20190134360
    Abstract: A balloon catheter includes a shaft, and a balloon provided outside the shaft. A drug is provided on an outer surface of the balloon, and the balloon has at least a straight tube part. A change ratio of an outer diameter of the straight tube part, (D28?D24)/D24, is 1.1% or less. D24 is the outer diameter of the straight tube part when an internal pressure of 2.43 MPa (24 atm) is applied, and D28 is the outer diameter of the straight tube part when an internal pressure of 2.84 MPa (28 atm) is applied.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2019
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Applicant: KANEKA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masao Sato, Soichiro Kita, Hitoshi Tahara, Ryoji Nakano, Motokazu Watanabe, Takuji Nishide
  • Publication number: 20190134359
    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.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2019
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Applicant: KANEKA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Soichiro Kita, Masao Sato, Hitoshi Tahara, Ryoji Nakano, Motokazu Watanabe, Takuji Nishide
  • Patent number: 10278872
    Abstract: A holding region includes a first area bearing on at least part of one and at least part of the other of opposite skirt portions in a revolution direction of a holding pad, the first area extending along a first curve, when the holding pad is at a first revolution position. The holding region formed in the holding pad includes a second area bearing on at least part of one side portion and at least part of the other side portion in the revolution direction of the holding pad when the holding pad is at a second revolution position that extends along a second curve. The holding region includes a portion other than the first area and the second area that lies closer to a second rotational axis than the first curve and the second curve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: ZUIKO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hitoshi Sato
  • Patent number: 10233045
    Abstract: A sheet delivery system includes: a joining unit configured to join, to an intermediate section of a sheet being delivered from a delivery-side original material roll, an end section of a sheet of a standby-side original material roll; and an operation robot configured to retrieve the end section of the sheet from the standby-side original material roll and convey the end section of the sheet to the joining unit. The sheet delivery system is configured to set, in advance, a sheet retrieval position at which the sheet is retrieved from each of the original material rolls, for each of the original material rolls. The operation robot is configured to convey the end section of the sheet from each of the sheet retrieval positions to the joining unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: ZUIKO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hitoshi Sato, Yosuke Nishimura, Shinichiro Nagafuchi
  • Publication number: 20190029889
    Abstract: A distribution step of distributing a powder onto a first sheet, a first closing step of periodically closing a distribution port by a first opening-closing device, and a second closing step of periodically closing the distribution port by a second opening-closing device in the same cycle period as that of the first opening-closing device and at a timing later than that of the first opening-closing device, and moving the second opening-closing device such that it extends from an upstream-side edge of the first opening-closing device toward an upstream side of a movement direction, during a time period during which the upstream-side edge of the first opening-closing device overlaps the distribution port, are implemented, and further a timing setting step of setting a difference between timings at which the first and second opening-closing device overlap the distribution port, respectively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2017
    Publication date: January 31, 2019
    Inventors: Hitoshi SATO, Hideyuki NAKAMURA
  • Patent number: 10085079
    Abstract: A loudspeaker includes a diaphragm, a frame, an attachment unit, and a fixing member. The frame has a front surface, a mounting surface disposed on a side opposite to the front surface, and a wall surface disposed in a standing manner from the mounting surface. And the frame holds an outer peripheral edge of the diaphragm. The attachment unit includes: a base portion having a top surface facing the mounting surface, a bottom surface on a side opposite to the top surface, a first side surface facing the wall surface, and a second side surface disposed on a side opposite to the first side surface; a first base rib projecting toward the wall surface from the first side surface; a second base rib projecting from the second side surface and extending to the top surface; and a locking portion disposed on a side near the bottom surface of the base portion. The fixing member penetrates the frame from the front surface to the mounting surface and is fixed to the base portion by screwing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hitoshi Sato, Kazuma Fujioka
  • Publication number: 20180178558
    Abstract: A printing apparatus includes a first and a second housing parts, a printing part, and a conveying part which includes a holding part that holds a first paper sheet and a second paper sheet in an overlapped state and respectively pulled out from a first paper roll and a second paper roll, and conveys the first paper sheet out of the first paper sheet and the second paper sheet held by the holding part to the printing part. The holding part includes a contacting member contacting the second paper sheet out of the first paper sheet and the second paper sheet in an overlapped state, and an opposing member arranged opposing the contacting member and contacting the first paper sheet. A first frictional force between the contacting member and the second paper sheet is larger than a second frictional force between the opposing member and the first paper sheet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2018
    Publication date: June 28, 2018
    Applicant: Nippon Primex Inc.
    Inventors: Hitoshi SATO, Manabu OMORI
  • Patent number: 10001770
    Abstract: A processing program generation method for generating a processing program (PR) for a work machine on the basis of use-results information for a tool (4) attached to a work machine (2), wherein the use-results information for each part of the tool (4) is obtained, a target use part of the tool (4) is set on the basis of the obtained use-results information, and the processing program (PR) is generated in a manner such that a workpiece (W) is processed using the set target use part of the tool (4).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: MAKINO MILLING MACHINE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hitoshi Sato, Yasunori Masumiya, Naohito Toida, Yuki Tanigawa
  • Publication number: 20180153747
    Abstract: A holding region includes opposite skirt portions in a revolution direction of a holding pad each of which has at least opposite ends in a specific direction that extend along a first curve when the holding pad is at a first revolution position. The holding region includes a second area bearing on at least part of one side portion and at least part of the other side portion in a revolution direction of the holding pad when the holding pad is at a second revolution position that extends along a second curve. A delivery side holding region includes opposite side portions in the specific direction each of which has at least opposite ends in a rotational direction, each end being formed with a first recess. The first recess having a bottom surface that extends along an arc of the first curve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2016
    Publication date: June 7, 2018
    Inventor: Hitoshi SATO
  • Publication number: 20180140471
    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 extends at the transfer position. The first and second receiving rollers have outer diameters decreasing from the proximal ends to the distal ends and are disposed such that distal ends are positioned on the 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: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Publication date: May 24, 2018
    Applicant: Zuiko Corporation
    Inventor: Hitoshi SATO
  • Publication number: 20180140472
    Abstract: A holding region includes a first area bearing on at least part of one and at least part of the other of opposite skirt portions in a revolution direction of a holding pad, the first area extending along a first curve, when the holding pad is at a first revolution position. The holding region formed in the holding pad includes a second area bearing on at least part of one side portion and at least part of the other side portion in the revolution direction of the holding pad when the holding pad is at a second revolution position that extends along a second curve. The holding region includes a portion other than the first area and the second area that lies closer to a second rotational axis than the first curve and the second curve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2016
    Publication date: May 24, 2018
    Inventor: Hitoshi SATO
  • Patent number: 9937736
    Abstract: A printer includes a first housing part, a second housing part, a printing part that prints on the first paper sheet and the second paper sheet, a conveying part that includes a holding part that is configured to hold the overlapping first paper sheet and the second paper sheet respectively pulled out from a first paper roll and a second paper roll, and conveys the first paper sheet out of the first paper sheet and the second paper sheet held by the holding part to the printing part, a first paper sheet sensor that detects the presence of the first paper sheet, and a controlling part that makes the conveying part convey the second paper sheet held by the holding part to the printing part when the first paper sheet sensor detects that there is no first paper sheet to be conveyed to the printing part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Nippon Primex Inc.
    Inventors: Hitoshi Sato, Manabu Omori
  • Patent number: 9888321
    Abstract: A loudspeaker includes a frame, a magnetic circuit provided with a magnetic gap, a cone-shaped diaphragm, a voice coil, and an LED. The magnetic circuit is connected to a lower part of the frame. The diaphragm is connected to an outer periphery of the frame. A first end of the voice coil is connected to the diaphragm, and a second end thereof is inserted into the magnetic gap. The LED is provide on an upper part of the frame, and outputs light toward the center of the diaphragm. The LED is disposed such that the diaphragm reflects the light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ryo Kuribayashi, Kazutaka Kubo, Yohei Jin, Hitoshi Sato, Hiroyuki Morimoto
  • Publication number: 20170303024
    Abstract: A loudspeaker includes a diaphragm, a frame, an attachment unit, and a fixing member. The frame has a front surface, a mounting surface disposed on a side opposite to the front surface, and a wall surface disposed in a standing manner from the mounting surface. And the frame holds an outer peripheral edge of the diaphragm. The attachment unit includes: a base portion having a top surface facing the mounting surface, a bottom surface on a side opposite to the top surface, a first side surface facing the wall surface, and a second side surface disposed on a side opposite to the first side surface; a first base rib projecting toward the wall surface from the first side surface; a second base rib projecting from the second side surface and extending to the top surface; and a locking portion disposed on a side near the bottom surface of the base portion. The fixing member penetrates the frame from the front surface to the mounting surface and is fixed to the base portion by screwing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2015
    Publication date: October 19, 2017
    Inventors: Hitoshi SATO, Kazuma FUJIOKA
  • Patent number: 9791845
    Abstract: A workpiece-attachment-information reporting device includes a range-setting unit for setting a movable range in a prescribed feed-shaft direction of a work machine, a position-orientation-setting unit for setting the attachment position or orientation of a workpiece, a route-setting unit for setting a tool route on the basis of the attachment position or orientation of a workpiece, a range calculation unit for calculating the operational range in the prescribed feed-shaft direction of a work machine when the tool has moved relative to the workpiece along the tool route, a target-position-orientation calculation unit for obtaining the target attachment position or orientation of the workpiece with the calculated operational range being within the movable range, and a reporting unit for reporting the target attachment position or orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: MAKINO MILLING MACHINE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hitoshi Sato, Yasunori Masumiya, Naohito Toida, Yuki Tanigawa