Patents by Inventor Iwao Sato

Iwao 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: 20200290726
    Abstract: According to one implementation, a rotating device includes at least one ring, at least one motor and a power transmission mechanism. The least one ring rotates in a circumference direction. The at least one ring includes no hub for housing a motor inside the at least one ring. The at least one motor generates power for rotating the at least one ring. The power transmission mechanism transmits the power to the at least one ring.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2020
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Applicant: SUBARU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazushige SATO, Kentaro YOSHIDA, Kazuaki KOTANI, Iwao MURATA
  • Publication number: 20200266494
    Abstract: Provided is a secondary battery including: a positive electrode plate composed of an inorganic material containing a positive electrode active material in an oxide form and having a thickness of 25 ?m or more; a negative electrode plate composed of an inorganic material containing a negative electrode active material in an oxide form and having a thickness of 25 ?m or more; and an inorganic solid electrolyte, the secondary battery being charged and discharged at a temperature of 100° C. or higher.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2020
    Publication date: August 20, 2020
    Applicant: NGK INSULATORS, LTD.
    Inventors: Yukihisa TAKEUCHI, Iwao OWADA, Yukinobu YURA, Yosuke SATO, Toshihiro YOSHIDA, Yuji KATSUDA
  • Publication number: 20200147668
    Abstract: A workpiece placement platform device including: an X-axis direction positioning member provided on one side of a placement platform on which to place a plate-shaped workpiece and configured to position one side edge of the workpiece in an X-axis direction by contacting the one side edge; a Y-axis direction positioning member provided on another side of the placement platform and configured to position another side edge of the workpiece in a Y-axis direction by contacting the another side edge; and a workpiece positioning member that is movable in and out relative to a workpiece placement surface of the placement platform and configured to partition the workpiece placement surface into sections in the X-axis direction and enable simultaneous positioning at the sections on the workpiece placement surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2018
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Applicant: AMADA HOLDINGS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masaaki SATO, Iwao HAYASHI, Masashi SHIROTA, Takeshi WASHIO, Naoyuki OKAMOTO
  • Patent number: 9440662
    Abstract: A multi-layered window structure of the present invention includes: a first window pane made of glass; a second window pane made of polycarbonate, being smaller in both height and width than the first window pane, and formed to a thickness of 5 mm to 30 mm; a hollow annular spacer disposed so as to extend along edges of the first window pane and the second window pane, and having holes in a side wall facing an air layer between the first window pane and the second window pane; and a primary sealer being an elastic body, with a thickness of 0.5 mm or more and a width of 6 mm or more, that extends along the edges of the first window pane and the second window pane, and is disposed between the first window pane and the spacer, and between the second window pane and the spacer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignees: TOHO SHEET & FRAME CO., LTD, HOKKAIDO RAILWAY COMPANY
    Inventors: Tomonori Kamaka, Yoji Shimokawa, Susumu Inagaki, Hirohiko Kakinuma, Iwao Sato, Tomoaki Kito
  • Publication number: 20130236661
    Abstract: A multi-layered window structure of the present invention includes: a first window pane made of glass; a second window pane made of polycarbonate, being smaller in both height and width than the first window pane, and formed to a thickness of 5 mm to 30 mm; a hollow annular spacer disposed so as to extend along edges of the first window pane and the second window pane, and having holes in a side wall facing an air layer between the first window pane and the second window pane; and a primary sealer being an elastic body, with a thickness of 0.5 mm or more and a width of 6 mm or more, that extends along the edges of the first window pane and the second window pane, and is disposed between the first window pane and the spacer, and between the second window pane and the spacer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2010
    Publication date: September 12, 2013
    Applicants: Hokkaido Railway Company, TOHO SHEET & FRAME CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tomonori Kamaka, Yoji Shimokawa, Susumu Inagaki, Hirohiko Kakinuma, Iwao Sato, Tomoaki Kito
  • Patent number: 8267825
    Abstract: Provided is a track car drive system, which is assisted by a generator motor so that it may attain a gear array for equalizing the number of speed range and the gear ratios at the individual gears as a transmission for the forward speed and the backward speed and which can be combined with the generator motor. A transmission (15) for receiving the output of an engine (14) at an input shaft (30) is constituted by combining a forward range (31) and a backward range (32) with two intermediate shafts (41 and 42) having different speed ranges (51 to 54) between themselves and an output shaft (45). By shifting/fastening a first clutch (43) or a second clutch (44) selectively, the rotation of either the forward range (31) or the backward range (32) is transmitted to either of the intermediate shafts (41 and 42). When one of the speed ranges (51 to 54) is selected, the same gear number and gear ratio are taken no matter whether the track car might run forward or backward.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignees: Hokkaido Railway Company, Hitachi Nico Transmission Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hirohiko Kakinuma, Iwao Sato, Hiroyuki Ihara, Tadashi Inaba, Hideki Nakamura, Ryo Karasawa, Takahiro Ono
  • Patent number: 8094133
    Abstract: A touch panel device according to the present invention includes: a stylus pen including a conductive stylus pen electrode portion at a tip portion thereof; a plurality of capacitance detecting interconnections formed on a substrate in row and column directions; an oscillator circuit which outputs an oscillation signal for performing charging/discharging to each of the plurality of capacitance detecting interconnections, the oscillation signal having a cycle which changes in accordance with an amount of electric charges in the charging/discharging; and a counter circuit and a computing circuit/control circuit which compute, based on a change of the cycle being in accordance with a capacitance formed between the electrode portion of the stylus pen and the capacitance detecting interconnections, positional coordinates of the stylus pen brought in proximity to the capacitance detecting interconnections in a non-contact manner, wherein the stylus pen outputs to the electrode portion of the stylus pen an input pen
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2012
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Iwao Sato, Seiichiro Mori, Hiroyuki Murai
  • Patent number: 7790702
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a protein/phospholipid or protein hydrolyzate/phospholipid complex containing 10 wt % or more of bound phospholipid, a lipid metabolism improving agent comprising the complex, and a functional food comprising the complex. The present invention provides a lipid metabolism improving agent and a functional food, containing the complex.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2010
    Assignee: Kyowa Hakko Bio Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Goro Hori, Kazuhiro Matsuoka, Iwao Sato, Satoshi Nagaoka
  • Publication number: 20100107921
    Abstract: Provided is a track car drive system, which is assisted by a generator motor so that it may attain a gear array for equalizing the number of speed range and the gear ratios at the individual gears as a transmission for the forward speed and the backward speed and which can be combined with the generator motor. A transmission (15) for receiving the output of an engine (14) at an input shaft (30) is constituted by combining a forward range (31) and a backward range (32) with two intermediate shafts (41 and 42) having different speed ranges (51 to 54) between themselves and an output shaft (45). By shifting/fastening a first clutch (43) or a second clutch (44) selectively, the rotation of either the forward range (31) or the backward range (32) is transmitted to either of the intermediate shafts (41 and 42). When one of the speed ranges (51 to 54) is selected, the same gear number and gear ratio are taken no matter whether the track car might run forward or backward.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2008
    Publication date: May 6, 2010
    Inventors: Hirohiko Kakinuma, Iwao Sato, Hiroyuki Ihara, Tadashi Inaba, Hikeki Nakamura, Ryo Karasawa, Takahiro Ono
  • Publication number: 20100066693
    Abstract: A touch panel device according to the present invention includes: a stylus pen including a conductive stylus pen electrode portion at a tip portion thereof; a plurality of capacitance detecting interconnections formed on a substrate in row and column directions; an oscillator circuit which outputs an oscillation signal for performing charging/discharging to each of the plurality of capacitance detecting interconnections, the oscillation signal having a cycle which changes in accordance with an amount of electric charges in the charging/discharging; and a counter circuit and a computing circuit/control circuit which compute, based on a change of the cycle being in accordance with a capacitance formed between the electrode portion of the stylus pen and the capacitance detecting interconnections, positional coordinates of the stylus pen brought in proximity to the capacitance detecting interconnections in a non-contact manner, wherein the stylus pen outputs to the electrode portion of the stylus pen an input pen
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2009
    Publication date: March 18, 2010
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Iwao SATO, Seiichiro Mori, Hiroyuki Murai
  • Publication number: 20060160725
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a protein/phospholipid or protein hydrolyzate/phospholipid complex containing 10 wt % or more of bound phospholipid, a lipid metabolism improving agent comprising the complex, and a functional food comprising the complex. The present invention provides a lipid metabolism improving agent and a functional food, containing the complex.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2006
    Publication date: July 20, 2006
    Inventors: Goro Hori, Kazuhiro Matsuoka, Iwao Sato, Satoshi Nagaoka
  • Publication number: 20020182250
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a protein/phospholipid or protein hydrolyzate/phospholipid complex containing 10 wt % or more of bound phospholipid, a lipid metabolism improving agent comprising the complex, and a functional food comprising the complex.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2002
    Publication date: December 5, 2002
    Inventors: Goro Hori, Kazuhiro Matsuoka, Iwao Sato, Satoshi Nagaoka
  • Patent number: 6287623
    Abstract: Provided are a method for producing a protein-containing acidic food and drink that comprises processing a protein emulsion having a pH value that is higher than the isoelectric point of the protein in the emulsion at a high temperature to make the emulsion having a pH value that is lower than the isoelectric point of the protein; the protein-containing acidic food and drink produced in the method; protein-containing acidic food and drink containing protein, fat and oil, and water-soluble polysaccharide, in which the particles dispersed have a mean particle size of not greater than 15 &mgr;m; and a protein-containing acidic drink containing protein, fat and oil, and water-soluble polysaccharide, in which the particles dispersed have a mean particle size of not greater than 15 &mgr;m and/or having a viscosity not greater than 20 centipoises (cPs). The protein-containing acidic food and drink is smooth, tasteful, palatable and has good storage stability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 1998
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2001
    Assignee: Kyowa Hakko Kogyo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Motokazu Nakayama, Ayako Muromachi, Shinpei Harada, Iwao Sato
  • Patent number: 5958477
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a whey mineral containing at least 0.8 g/kg or above of zinc and to a process for producing the same. The whey mineral of the present invention have good flavors and are useful in liquid formula, medical foods, nourishing reinforced foods, functional foods, seasonings, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 1997
    Date of Patent: September 28, 1999
    Assignee: Kyowa Hakko Kogyo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ayako Muromachi, Motokazu Nakayama, Iwao Sato
  • Patent number: 4107663
    Abstract: An operation state display apparatus includes a counter for receiving input signals which respectively represent the individual operation states of a controlled object and for counting the duration time of at least one of the ON and OFF state of the input signal. A memory device is provided for memorizing the period of time lapse from an operation initiation reference time when the input signal goes from the OFF state to the ON state or vice versa. A display device is provided for displaying in the form of a time chart the operation state of the controlled object according to the data of the counter and of the memory device. The reference operation state of the controlled object can also be displayed on the display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 1975
    Date of Patent: August 15, 1978
    Assignees: Mitsubishi Denki Kabushiki Kaisha, Nissan Motor Company, Limited
    Inventors: Katsuhide Morimoto, Masaji Matsumura, Nobuharu Yamauchi, Haruo Koyanagi, Iwao Sato, Buhei Yasuhara, Jiro Sakai
  • Patent number: 3964026
    Abstract: In a programmable logic controller in which the control sequence for a controlled-objective such as a machine tool is stored in a memory unit, and the controlled-objective is automatically operated in a predetermined sequence according to the control sequence stored in the memory unit; a display system is provided in which a sequence block obtained from the control sequence stored in the memory unit is displayed in the form of a sequence diagram, particularly, a sequence diagram which includes symbols of control elements such as relays. A necessary sequence block is automatically obtained from the control sequence and is displayed. This display system is capable of displaying the states of the control elements, such as the on-off states of relay contacts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 1974
    Date of Patent: June 15, 1976
    Assignees: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., Mitsubishi Denki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Nobuharu Yamauchi, Masaji Matsumura, Katsuhide Morimoto, Haruo Koyanagi, Iwao Sato, Buhei Yasuhara, Jiro Sakai
  • Patent number: 3952944
    Abstract: A sequence control monitoring device is disclosed which receives from controlled-objects operated under a sequence control system signals independently representing the operating states of the individual controlled-objects. The monitoring device counts the time duration for which each input signal remains in its on or off state, compares the counted value with a preset value, and thus judges whether the operating state of the controlled-object is correct.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 1974
    Date of Patent: April 27, 1976
    Assignees: Mitsubishi Denki Kabushiki Kaisha, Nissan Motor Company Limited
    Inventors: Haruo Koyanagi, Iwao Sato, Buhei Yasuhara, Jiro Sakai, Nobuharu Yamauchi, Masaji Matsumura, Katsuhide Morimoto