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).

  • Patent number: 9681837
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a system for performing objective examination of central sensitization, in particular, a system for objectively determining the presence or absence of central sensitization in a chronic pain patient. The present invention provides a device for diagnosing the presence or absence of central sensitization, the device including: stimulation output means for outputting thermal stimulation which can be perceived by a subject; first input means capable of inputting a measurement start signal; second input means capable of inputting a measurement end signal; and measurement control means for measuring time between an input signal from the first input means and an input signal from the second input means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignees: Keio University, ICST Corporation
    Inventors: Koichi Wajima, Hitoshi Sato, Hironori Saisu, Wataru Muraoka, Taneaki Nakagawa, Yasunori Kato
  • Publication number: 20170137251
    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: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2015
    Publication date: May 18, 2017
    Inventors: Hitoshi SATO, Yosuke NISHIMURA, Shinichiro NAGAFUCHI
  • Publication number: 20170137247
    Abstract: A sheet delivery system includes: an end section detector which detects a position of an end section of a sheet; an operation robot 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 the 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: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2015
    Publication date: May 18, 2017
    Inventors: Hitoshi SATO, Yosuke NISHIMURA, Shinichiro NAGAFUCHI
  • Publication number: 20170137248
    Abstract: A sheet delivery system includes: a joining unit which joins, to an intermediate section of a sheet being delivered from a delivery-side original material roll, an end section of a sheet W of a standby-side original material roll; and an operation robot which retrieves the end section of the sheet from the standby-side original material roll and which conveys the end section of the sheet to the joining unit. The sheet delivery system sets, 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: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2015
    Publication date: May 18, 2017
    Inventors: Hitoshi SATO, Yosuke NISHIMURA, Shinichiro NAGAFUCHI
  • Publication number: 20170072716
    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: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2016
    Publication date: March 16, 2017
    Applicant: Nippon Printer Engineering Inc.
    Inventors: Hitoshi SATO, Manabu OMORI
  • Patent number: 9593170
    Abstract: A compound that increases the photocuring rate of a photocurable composition and reduces the force for releasing a cured product from a mold is provided. A compound is represented by general formula (1): where Rf represents an alkyl group at least part of which is substituted with fluorine, RO represents an oxyalkylene group or a repeated structure of an oxyalkylene group, N represents a nitrogen atom, RA represents an alkyl group, and RB represents an alkyl group or a hydrogen atom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Toshiki Ito, Takeshi Honma, Shiori Yonezawa, Hitoshi Sato, Youji Kawasaki
  • Publication number: 20160329554
    Abstract: A method for producing an electrode laminate having a current collector layer, an active material layer and a solid electrolyte layer includes applying an active material slurry onto a surface of the current collector to form an active material slurry layer, and applying an electrolyte slurry onto a surface of the active material slurry layer to form an electrolyte slurry layer. The active material slurry contains butyl butyrate and heptane, the electrolyte slurry contains butyl butyrate or contains butyl butyrate and heptane, and the mass % concentration of heptane in a dispersion medium in the active material slurry layer is higher than the mass % concentration of heptane in a dispersion medium in the electrolyte slurry.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2016
    Publication date: November 10, 2016
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Inoue, Hitoshi Sato, Hiroki Kubo
  • Patent number: 9414613
    Abstract: This invention relates to a tea extract, which is reduced in bitterness, sourness and coarse taste, has a good affinity with various beverages, and contains non-polymer catechins that are highly stable in a sterilized beverage to which the tea extract is added. A purified tea extract, including: (1) non-polymer catechins (a) in a solid content accounting for from 45 to 90 wt. %; (2) a percentage of gallate body in the non-polymer catechins being from 0.001 to 47 wt. %; and (3) a weight ratio of a gallic acid/the non-polymer catechins being not greater than 0.3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: Kao Corporation
    Inventors: Hitoshi Sato, Hideaki Ueoka, Keiji Shibata
  • Publication number: 20160205477
    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: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2016
    Publication date: July 14, 2016
    Inventors: RYO KURIBAYASHI, KAZUTAKA KUBO, YOHEI JIN, HITOSHI SATO, HIROYUKI MORIMOTO
  • Publication number: 20160164289
    Abstract: An electric-power supply system includes a plurality of vehicles each configured to supply AC electric power to an electric load external to the vehicles, and a switching apparatus provided between the electric load and the plurality of vehicles and that electrically connects one of the vehicles to the electric load. Each of the vehicles includes an internal combustion engine, an electric-power generation device that generates the AC electric power to be supplied to the electric load using output of the internal combustion engine, and a controller controlling the electric-power generation device, when power supply to the electric load is switched by the switching apparatus from one of the vehicles to the vehicle having the controller, to generate the AC electric power in synchronization with a phase of AC voltage which has been output from the one of the vehicles that previously supplied the AC electric power.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2016
    Publication date: June 9, 2016
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hichirosai OYOBE, Tetsuhiro ISHIKAWA, Yukihiro MINEZAWA, Hitoshi SATO
  • Publication number: 20160147143
    Abstract: An imprint method includes: placing a light-curable composition on a workpiece substrate (placement); bringing the light-curable composition and a mold into contact with each other an atmosphere of a condensable gas (contact); aligning the mold and the workpiece substrate (alignment); irradiating the light-curable composition with light to obtain a light-cured composition (irradiation); and separating the light-cured composition and the mold from each other after the irradiation (release). The film thickness of the light-curable composition during the alignment is 20% or more greater than that of the light-cured composition after the release.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2014
    Publication date: May 26, 2016
    Inventors: Toshiki Ito, Takashi Yoshida, Hitoshi Sato, Youji Kawasaki, Akiko Iimura, Keiji Yamashita, Takehiko Ueno
  • Publication number: 20160108142
    Abstract: A compound that increases the photocuring rate of a photocurable composition and reduces the force for releasing a cured product from a mold is provided. A compound is represented by general formula (1): where Rf represents an alkyl group at least part of which is substituted with fluorine, RO represents an oxyalkylene group or a repeated structure of an oxyalkylene group, N represents a nitrogen atom, RA represents an alkyl group, and RB represents an alkyl group or a hydrogen atom.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2014
    Publication date: April 21, 2016
    Applicant: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Toshiki Ito, Takeshi Honma, Shiori Yonezawa, Hitoshi Sato, Youji Kawasaki
  • Patent number: 9301939
    Abstract: Provided is a method for producing a chlorogenic acids composition having a reduced caffeine content and good taste and favor, capable of efficiently recovering high purity of chlorogenic acids from a chlorogenic acids-containing composition. The method for producing a purified chlorogenic acids composition comprises a step A of bringing a chlorogenic acids-containing composition into contact with a cation exchange resin; a step B of bringing the liquid obtained in the step A into contact with an anion exchange resin; and a step C of bringing an eluent into contact with the anion exchange resin after the step B.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: KAO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kenji Yamawaki, Yukiteru Sugiyama, Hitoshi Sato
  • Publication number: 20150293524
    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: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2012
    Publication date: October 15, 2015
    Applicant: MAKINO MILLING MACHINE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hitoshi Sato, Yasunori Masumiya, Naohito Toida, Yuki Tanigawa
  • Publication number: 20150277419
    Abstract: A workpiece-attachment-information reporting device (10) is equipped with: a range-setting unit (13) for setting a movable range in a prescribed feed-shaft direction of a work machine; a position-orientation-setting unit (14) for setting the attachment position or orientation of a workpiece; a route-setting unit (12) for setting a tool route on the basis of the attachment position or orientation of a workpiece; a range calculation unit (15) for calculating the operational range in the prescribed feed-shaft direction of a work machine, given that the tool has moved relative to the workpiece along the tool route; a target-position-orientation calculation unit (16) 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 (6) for reporting the target attachment position or orientation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2012
    Publication date: October 1, 2015
    Applicant: MAKINO MILLING MACHINE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hitoshi Sato, Yasunori Masumiya, Naohito Toida, Yuki Tanigawa
  • Publication number: 20150231103
    Abstract: Provided is a method for producing a chlorogenic acids composition having a reduced caffeine content and good taste and favor, capable of efficiently recovering high purity of chlorogenic acids from a chlorogenic acids-containing composition. The method for producing a purified chlorogenic acids composition comprises a step A of bringing a chlorogenic acids-containing composition into contact with a cation exchange resin; a step B of bringing the liquid obtained in the step A into contact with an anion exchange resin; and a step C of bringing an eluent into contact with the anion exchange resin after the step B.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2015
    Publication date: August 20, 2015
    Applicant: KAO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kenji YAMAWAKI, Yukiteru SUGIYAMA, Hitoshi SATO
  • Patent number: 9060051
    Abstract: A single-shaft semi-automatic hinge, wherein a first cam and a second cam fitted on the single shaft of the hinge passing therethrough are abutted on each other with pressure application by an elastic member, thereby generating a rotational friction torque; a region of the first cam and the second cam in which a liquid crystal portion can rotate from a state in which a main body portion and the liquid crystal portion are folded to a fully open state is set narrower than a region in which the hinge can rotate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2015
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI STEEL MFG. CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kiichiro Kitamura, Hitoshi Sato
  • Patent number: 9029588
    Abstract: Provided is a method for producing a chlorogenic acids composition having a reduced caffeine content and good taste and favor, capable of efficiently recovering high purity of chlorogenic acids from a chlorogenic acids-containing composition. The method for producing a purified chlorogenic acids composition comprises a step A of bringing a chlorogenic acids-containing composition into contact with a cation exchange resin; a step B of bringing the liquid obtained in the step A into contact with an anion exchange resin; and a step C of bringing an eluent into contact with the anion exchange resin after the step B.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Kao Corporation
    Inventors: Kenji Yamawaki, Yukiteru Sugiyama, Hitoshi Sato
  • Publication number: 20150065909
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a system for performing objective examination of central sensitization, in particular, a system for objectively determining the presence or absence of central sensitization in a chronic pain patient. The present invention provides a device for diagnosing the presence or absence of central sensitization, the device including: stimulation output means for outputting thermal stimulation which can be perceived by a subject; first input means capable of inputting a measurement start signal; second input means capable of inputting a measurement end signal; and measurement control means for measuring time between an input signal from the first input means and an input signal from the second input means.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2013
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: Koichi Wajima, Hitoshi Sato, Hironori Saisu, Wataru Muraoka, Taneaki Nakagawa, Yasunori Kato
  • Patent number: 8956896
    Abstract: A method of device growth and p-contact processing that produces improved performance for non-polar III-nitride light emitting diodes and laser diodes. Key components using a low defect density substrate or template, thick quantum wells, a low temperature p-type III-nitride growth technique, and a transparent conducting oxide for the electrodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignees: The Regents of the University of California, Japan Science and Technology Agency
    Inventors: Mathew C. Schmidt, Kwang Choong Kim, Hitoshi Sato, Steven P. DenBaars, James S. Speck, Shuji Nakamura