Patents by Inventor Jun Sato

Jun 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: 11839520
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to ornamental indicia carrier and method of producing the same. In some embodiments, the ornamental indicia carrier comprises an ultraviolet light (“UV”) cured ink printed on a thin flexible film and combined with an adhesive layer. The ornamental indicia carrier is capable of enduring the conditions inside the mouth for an extended period of time and can be used in conjunction with a dental appliance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2023
    Assignee: ALIGN TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Sriram Venkatasanthanam, Ramin Heydarpour, John Y. Morton, Jun Sato, Michael Christopher Cole, Mehdi Mojdeh, Prashanth Vanchy, Natalia Lysaya Powers, Sibel Narin, Jeremy Riley
  • Publication number: 20230381793
    Abstract: Provided is a centrifuge including a bucket and a swing rotor. The swing rotor includes a through hole penetrating from an upper to a lower side in an axial direction of the swing rotor and a notch formed in a direction perpendicular to a central axis of the through hole and formed on a radial outer side of the swing rotor. The bucket includes a container. A flange having a seating surface seated in the notch during swinging is formed near the opening of the container, chamfering is performed in parallel on opposing outer surfaces of the container on a bottom side of the container with respect to the seating surface, a cross-section shape of the holding hole inside the container is formed to be elliptical, and a short axis direction of the cross section is arranged parallel to a swing rotation axis direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2023
    Publication date: November 30, 2023
    Applicant: Eppendorf Himac Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jun Sato, Kenichi Nemoto
  • Patent number: 11820150
    Abstract: A device outputs a first low voltage to a first terminal at a first timing in a period in which a voltage input to a second terminal is a high voltage. After outputting the first low voltage, the device outputs a second high voltage to the first terminal at a second timing in a period in which the voltage input to the second terminal is a low voltage. After outputting the second high voltage, the device outputs a second low voltage to the first terminal at a third timing in a period in which the voltage input to the second terminal is a high voltage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2023
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shuichi Nakano, Yasuhiko Kosugi, Jun Sato
  • Publication number: 20230363861
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for retaining or treating a dental arch to apply a lateral expansion force to a lower jaw while permitting the extrusion of one or more teeth may include the use of a maxillary dental appliance device and/or a mandibular dental appliance device including projection regions extending from the occlusal surfaces of the device to apply a laterally outward expansion force.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2023
    Publication date: November 16, 2023
    Inventors: Shipin QIN, Yuxiang WANG, Zhou YU, James NISHIMUTA, Jun SATO, Siyi LIU
  • Publication number: 20230363704
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses are disclosed for electronic devices associated with monitoring a patient's use of an intraoral dental appliance. The monitoring electronics may communicate with near-field communication (NFC) signals. An NFC booster is disclosed to improve NFC data transfer between the electronic devices that monitor patient usage and communication devices. NFC boosters may be included within dental appliance cases and/or mobile phone cases. Also described are method and apparatuses for mounting the monitoring electronics onto the dental appliance. Also described are compact sensors, e.g., capacitive sensors, that may be included as part of a monitoring electronics unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2023
    Publication date: November 16, 2023
    Inventors: Zijie ZHU, Wesly WONG, Byong-Ho PARK, Fred TING, Yaser SHANJANI, Zhichao ZHANG, Kangning SU, Hongling CHEN, Jun SATO, Srinivas KAZA, Maria LVOVA, Olga LIKHACHEVA
  • Patent number: 11814003
    Abstract: A head protecting airbag device includes an airbag that is folded and stored on an upper edge side of a window on an interior vehicle side; an inflator that supplies inflation gas to the airbag; and an attachment bracket that attaches the inflator to a body side on the upper edge side of the window. The inflator has a substantially cylindrical outer shape of which an axial direction is disposed substantially along a front-rear direction. The attachment bracket includes a holding portion that is formed by being curved in a substantially arc-shaped cross section, is disposed so as to partially cover an outer peripheral surface of the inflator, and is configured to be capable of holding the inflator using connecting means, and an attachment piece portion that is formed so as to extend from an end edge of the holding portion on an exterior vehicle side and that is attached to the body side by using attachment means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2023
    Assignee: TOYODA GOSEI CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Jun Sato
  • Publication number: 20230346520
    Abstract: A system for correcting class III malocclusions is disclosed. The system may include a maxilla appliance having tooth receiving cavities shaped to receive teeth of the maxilla and a first coupling for receiving an elastic. The system may also include a mandibular appliance having tooth receiving cavities shaped to receive teeth of the mandible. In some embodiments, the system includes a class III corrective appliance having a first mount shaped to engage with the mandibular arch of the patient and having a second coupling shaped to receive the elastic.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2023
    Publication date: November 2, 2023
    Applicant: ALIGN TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Mitra DERAKHSHAN, Crystal TJHIA, Rohit TANUGULA, Yaser SHANJANI, Ryan KIMURA, Bruce CAM, Eric YAU, Yuxiang WANG, Ken WU, Peter WEBBER, Jun SATO, John Y. MORTON
  • Patent number: 11801124
    Abstract: A plurality of occlusal blocks for a mandibular relocation may include a first occlusal block including a first engagement surface and a first side surface with a first undercut formed in the first side surface of the first occlusal block. A second occlusal block may include a second engagement surface to engage the first engagement surface and a second side surface with a second undercut formed in the second side surface of the second occlusal block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2023
    Assignee: ALIGN TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: James Nishimuta, Jun Sato
  • Publication number: 20230345799
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a flexible organic electroluminescence display device comprising a front panel placed on an observer side of an organic electroluminescence display panel, wherein the front panel includes a glass substrate, with a thickness of 100 ?m or less, on the organic electroluminescence display panel, and a resin layer on the glass substrate; in a plane of the resin layer, when a composite elastic modulus of a first direction is regarded as E1, a composite elastic modulus of a second direction that is a direction orthogonally crossing the first direction is regarded as E2, E1/E2 is 1.2 or more; and an angle formed by a folding direction of the flexible organic electroluminescence display device and the first direction is 45° or more and 90° or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2021
    Publication date: October 26, 2023
    Inventors: Jun SATO, Gen FURUI, Atsuhiro KOBAYASHI, Yoshimasa OGAWA
  • Patent number: 11793608
    Abstract: A system for correcting class III malocclusions is disclosed. The system may include a maxilla appliance having tooth receiving cavities shaped to receive teeth of the maxilla and a first coupling for receiving an elastic. The system may also include a mandibular appliance having tooth receiving cavities shaped to receive teeth of the mandible. In some embodiments, the system includes a class III corrective appliance having a first mount shaped to engage with the mandibular arch of the patient and having a second coupling shaped to receive the elastic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Assignee: ALIGN TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Mitra Derakhshan, Crystal Tjhia, Rohit Tanugula, Yaser Shanjani, Ryan Kimura, Bruce Cam, Eric Yau, Yuxiang Wang, Ken Wu, Peter Webber, Jun Sato, John Y. Morton
  • Patent number: 11793606
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for generating a treatment plan for arch expansion where a polymeric shell appliance is utilized to generate one or more activation forces that facilitate tooth movement. The polymeric shell appliances may comprise one or more tooth receiving cavities, in which each of the plurality of tooth receiving cavities is shaped and arranged to provide a counter moment of each of the plurality of teeth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Assignee: Align Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Bruce Cam, Peter Webber, Yuxiang Wang, Jun Sato, Jeeyoung Choi
  • Patent number: 11786341
    Abstract: A first appliance and a second appliance comprise engagement surfaces that provide mandibular relocation forces and forces to limit lateral movement of the jaw, such as opposing inclined surfaces on opposite sides of the mouth. In some embodiments, engagement surfaces between oral appliances comprise a curvature difference, which allows engagement at differing angles and positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2023
    Assignee: ALIGN TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: James Nishimuta, Jun Sato
  • Publication number: 20230326437
    Abstract: An electronic equipment according to an embodiment of the present disclosure includes: a reception circuit that receives a musical instrument digital interface (MIDI) message, time stamp information regarding an execution timing of the MIDI message, and offset information regarding buffering of the MIDI message; and a processor that controls the execution timing of the MIDI message according to the time stamp information on a basis of the offset information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2023
    Publication date: October 12, 2023
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Fuminori SANO, Jun SATO, Hiroki KANNO
  • Patent number: 11779243
    Abstract: According to the techniques herein, one or more sensors coupled to an aligner are used to sense one or more physical qualities of the aligner to determine whether the physical qualities indicate that the aligner material has relaxed and has, e.g., reduced the force systems applied to teeth and/or that the teeth movement for the stage has slowed down. The sensors may provide a signal that represents whether or not the physical qualities fall below a threshold value. A treatment plan may be modified if needed. These techniques have the potential to make treatment plans faster and more effective by speeding up some stages while making sure some, perhaps other, stages are implemented only after the teeth are near the appropriate position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2023
    Assignee: Align Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Huizhong Li, Andrew Jang, Michael Christopher Cole, Yuxiang Wang, Jun Sato, Allen R. Boronkay
  • Patent number: 11779437
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for diagnosing and generating a treatment plan for temporomandibular joint dysfunction where a polymeric shell appliance is utilized to generate one or more activation forces that facilitate tooth movement. The polymeric shell appliances may comprise one or more tooth receiving cavities, in which each of the plurality of tooth receiving cavities is shaped and arranged to provide a counter moment of each of the plurality of teeth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2023
    Assignee: Align Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Bruce Cam, John Y. Morton, Vadim Matov, Jun Sato
  • Publication number: 20230305651
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a processor configured to: detect a state in which a finger of a user stays in space above one of multiple selection elements for a predetermined time or longer, the state being detected by using a touch panel, the multiple selection elements being displayed on the touch panel; and perform control of the touch panel when the state is detected, the control being performed to turn the selection element into a selected display form. The predetermined time is a period of time set to prevent the processor from turning a nontarget selection element of the selection elements into the selected display form when the finger of the user passes space above the nontarget selection element toward a target selection element of the selection elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2022
    Publication date: September 28, 2023
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Business Innovation Corp.
    Inventor: Jun SATO
  • Publication number: 20230301752
    Abstract: A method for use in additively manufacturing an orthodontic aligner may include receiving a digital model of an aligner, processing the digital model of the aligner to modify the digital model based on predicted deviations during fabrication to generate a first updated digital model of the aligner, determining that whether the predicted deviations of a physical aligner additively manufactured based on the first updated digital model of the aligner are acceptable, and outputting the first updated digital model of the aligner for fabrication of the physical aligner by additive manufacture of the physical aligner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2023
    Publication date: September 28, 2023
    Applicant: ALIGN TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Yuxiang WANG, Yaser SHANJANI, Zhou (Jonelle) YU, Crystal TJHIA, Kangning SU, Manlio Fabio VALDIVIESO CASIQUE, Luyao CAI, Jun SATO, Viswanath MEENAKSHISUNDARAM, Siyi LIU, Pavel POKOTILOV, John DEWS-FLICK, Sudharshan ANANDAN
  • Publication number: 20230296811
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a stacked body for a flexible display device comprising a substrate layer, and an antistatic layer, wherein a contact angle with respect to water, of an antistatic layer side surface of the stacked body for a flexible display device, is 100° or more; a ratio of a contact angle with respect to water after a steel wool test, with respect to an initial contact angle with respect to water, of the antistatic layer side surface of the stacked body for a flexible display device is, 0.6 or more, wherein, in the steel wool test, the antistatic layer side surface of the stacked body for a flexible display device is rubbed with a #0000 steel wool, for 2500 strokes, applying a load of 9.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2021
    Publication date: September 21, 2023
    Inventors: Keisuke YAMADA, Jun SATO, Saori KAWAGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20230301046
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a stacked body for a flexible display device comprising a substrate layer, and an antistatic layer, wherein a surface resistance of an antistatic layer side surface of the stacked body for a flexible display device is 9×1013?/? or less; and a surface resistance of the antistatic layer side surface of the stacked body for a flexible display device after an eraser test is 9×1013?/? or less, wherein, in the eraser test, the antistatic layer side surface of the stacked body for a flexible display device is rubbed with a 6 mm diameter eraser, for 2500 strokes, applying a load of 9.8 N.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2021
    Publication date: September 21, 2023
    Inventors: Keisuke YAMADA, Jun SATO, Saori KAWAGUCHI
  • Patent number: D1007682
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2023
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Jun Sato