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: 11759794
    Abstract: Provided is a centrifuge. In a centrifuge sample container (40) having a body part (41) and a bottom part (42), the body part (41) has two parallel flat surfaces, and includes an opening (44) having an elliptical shape from above view. The bottom part (42) is formed by a semi-cylindrical part (42a) and quarter spherical parts (42b) connected to the sides of the semi-cylindrical part. A height (H) of the sample container is greater than a length (L2) in the short axis direction of the opening, and a curvature radius (R1) of the outer surface of an arc part of the elliptical shape, a curvature radius (R2) of the outer surface of the semi-cylindrical part, and a curvature radius (R3) of the outer surface of the quarter spherical parts are equal. A flange part (43) that expands radially outward is formed on the opening (44) of the body part (41).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2023
    Assignee: Eppendorf Himac Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jun Sato, Kenichi Nemoto
  • Patent number: 11737857
    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: October 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 29, 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
  • Publication number: 20230264644
    Abstract: A head protection airbag device includes: an airbag that is folded and housed on an upper edge side of a window on a vehicle inner side of a vehicle, and that is deployed and inflated downward to cover the vehicle inner side of the window when an inflation gas from an inflator flows in. The airbag includes a window shielding inflatable portion that covers the vehicle inner side of the window when inflation is completed. A folded shape of the window shielding inflatable portion includes: an inward roll-folded portion that is roll-folded toward the vehicle inner side such that a lower edge side of the airbag flatly deployed approaches an upper edge side; and an outward roll-folded portion that is roll-folded toward an vehicle outer side such that the inward roll-folded portion is disposed on a center side and is close to the upper edge side of the airbag.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2023
    Publication date: August 24, 2023
    Inventor: Jun SATO
  • Publication number: 20230255728
    Abstract: Methods for designing orthodontic appliances are provided. In some embodiments, a method includes receiving a treatment plan for a patient's dentition and generating an aligner model representing an aligner configured to implement a treatment stage of the treatment plan. The aligner model can include a thickness map having a thickness parameter for each location of the aligner model. The method can include adjusting the thickness map by using the aligner model to evaluate an outcome when the aligner is applied to the patient's dentition, and iteratively reducing the value of each thickness parameter of the thickness map based on the evaluation until a resulting thickness is determined for each thickness parameter. The method can also include providing instructions to manufacture the aligner based on the aligner model with the resulting thickness for each thickness parameter of the thickness map.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2023
    Publication date: August 17, 2023
    Inventors: Yuxiang Wang, Andrew Jang, Bruce Cam, Rohit Tanugula, Chunhua Li, Jun Sato, Luyao Cai, Pavel Pokotilov, Kangning Su, John Y. Morton
  • Patent number: 11718911
    Abstract: A deposition method includes causing aminosilane gas to be adsorbed on a substrate in which a recessed portion is formed on a surface of the substrate; causing a first silicon oxide film to be stacked on the substrate by supplying oxidation gas to the substrate to oxidize the aminosilane gas adsorbed on the substrate; and performing a reforming process on the first silicon oxide film by activating, by plasma, a first mixed gas including helium and oxygen, and supplying the first mixed gas to the first silicon oxide film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2023
    Assignee: Tokyo Electron Limited
    Inventors: Takashi Chiba, Jun Sato
  • Publication number: 20230211614
    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: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2022
    Publication date: July 6, 2023
    Applicant: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shuichi NAKANO, Yasuhiko KOSUGI, Jun SATO
  • Publication number: 20230210637
    Abstract: Apparatuses and methods for customized retainers to prevent relapse. In particular, described herein are customized retainers, and methods and apparatuses for making customized retainers that specifically reenforce and prevent movement of one or more teeth having a higher likelihood of relapse following completion of an orthodontic treatment plan.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2022
    Publication date: July 6, 2023
    Inventors: Ken WU, Huizhong LI, Mitra DERAKHSHAN, Zhou YU, James NISHIMUTA, Yuxiang WANG, Xi CAI, Rohit TANUGULA, Jeeyoung CHOI, Eric YAU, Jun SATO, John Y. MORTON
  • Publication number: 20230210636
    Abstract: Described herein are attachments for an orthodontic appliance, such as an aligner, that include a base region configured to be rigidly mounted to a tooth surface and an interface surface region that is configured to engage with the orthodontic appliance, in which the base region and the interface surface region are movably connected. These attachments may be configured as force applying attachments and/or as force redirecting attachments. Also described herein are modular attachments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2022
    Publication date: July 6, 2023
    Inventors: Avi KOPELMAN, Jun SATO, Jessica SCHILTZ, Tzishing Jesse LIM, John Y. MORTON
  • Publication number: 20230202114
    Abstract: Dental retainer devices are provided. The dental retainer devices can be customized based on patient specific dental anatomy and dental treatment plans. Methods of making the dental retainer devices are also provided. The methods can included additive manufacturing. Methods are also provided for customization of a dental retainer device based on the patient specific anatomy. The methods for customization can include providing a dentist with different options for anterior teeth coverage, posterior teeth coverage, and palatal configurations for the dental retainer devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2022
    Publication date: June 29, 2023
    Inventors: Siobhan O'LEARY, Jun SATO, Rohit TANUGULA, Ryan KIMURA, Allen R. BORONKAY, Huizhong LI, Fuming WU, Jihua CHENG, Jeremy RILEY, Paula ALVARADO
  • Publication number: 20230200946
    Abstract: Apparatuses and methods for monitoring the performance of an orthodontic appliance for repositioning a patient's teeth. An orthodontic appliance may include a plurality of teeth receiving cavities shaped to reposition the patient's teeth from an initial arrangement towards a target arrangement, and one or more sensors configured to determine tooth movement (based on position and/or orientation) and/or forces applied to the teeth. The sensor may be distributed between attachments and aligners that mate with the attachments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2023
    Publication date: June 29, 2023
    Inventors: Yaser SHANJANI, Bruce CAM, Allen R. BORONKAY, Jun SATO, John Y. MORTON, Chunhua LI, Srinivas KAZA
  • Publication number: 20230200947
    Abstract: Palatal expander apparatuses for expanding a patient's palate (“palatal expanders”) and methods of using and making them. These palatal expanders may be configured to have a variable surface smoothness on one side (e.g., the lingual-facing surface) compared to the opposite side (e.g., the palatal-facing surface). These palatal expanders may be configured to have a varying thickness in the palatal region. These palatal expanders may be adapted for ease in removal by the patient or caregiver (e.g., including a hinged region and/or detachment region, and/or including a thinner buccal side then occlusal side, etc.).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2023
    Publication date: June 29, 2023
    Inventors: Yaser SHANJANI, Jeremy RILEY, Ryan KIMURA, Jun SATO, Norman SU, Jihua CHENG, Fuming WU
  • Publication number: 20230202183
    Abstract: In a board that includes a plurality of contact portions that are arranged to contact corresponding apparatus-side terminals when the board is mounted in a printing apparatus, some contact portions are disposed in a first region, and the remaining contact portions are disposed in a second region. The some contact portions include a first contact portion, a second contact portion, a third contact portion, and a fourth contact portion. The remaining contact portions include a fifth contact portion. The some contact portions are arranged in a first pattern in the first region and the remaining contact portions are arranged in a second pattern in the second region, and the first pattern is asymmetrical to the second pattern with respect to a first virtual line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2022
    Publication date: June 29, 2023
    Applicant: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shuichi NAKANO, Yasuhiko KOSUGI, Jun SATO
  • Publication number: 20230191702
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and devices for post-processing additively manufactured objects are disclosed herein. In some embodiments, a method includes receiving a plurality of additively manufactured objects on a rotor, the plurality of additively manufactured objects having excess material thereon. The method can include removing the excess material from the plurality of additively manufactured objects by rotating the plurality of additively manufactured objects via the rotor. The method can further include applying energy to the plurality of additively manufactured objects to cure a portion of each additively manufactured object while the plurality of additively manufactured objects are on the rotor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2022
    Publication date: June 22, 2023
    Inventors: Viswanath Meenakshisundaram, Srinivas Kaza, Chunhua Li, Lance Robert Pickens, Shawn Stromenger, Jun Sato, Siobhan O'Leary, Peter Webber, Brett E. Kelly, Jennifer Chavez
  • Publication number: 20230190411
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses (including software) for optimizing dental treatment plans, including for optimizing the treatment plans using dental aligners. These methods and apparatuses may optimize a treatment plan by estimating a difference between a target set of tooth position and a predicted set of tooth positions using the treatment plan using a prediction network trained to use multiple translational and rotational directions for individual teeth as well as reaction forces on the individual teeth based on adjacent teeth.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2022
    Publication date: June 22, 2023
    Inventors: Yi-Lin CHIU, Yuxiang WANG, Luyao CAI, Jun SATO, Iman SHOJAEI, Manlio Fabio VALDIVIESO CASIQUE, Minghao DAI, Xi CAI, Jeeyoung CHOI, Eric YAU
  • Publication number: 20230181289
    Abstract: Embedded sensors and onboard or off-board processing in an aligner case can detect aligner material and/or quality. Material detection can be used for counterfeit detection, or to trigger material specific events. Quality detection can include detection of common aligner failures or defects. A case for a dental appliance may include a tray for supporting the dental appliance, a cover coupled to the tray, and at least one sensor to detect a deformation of the dental appliance. A case for a dental appliance may include a tray for housing the dental appliance, a cover coupled to the tray, and at least one sensor configured to detect a change in material of the dental appliance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2023
    Publication date: June 15, 2023
    Applicant: ALIGN TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Jun SATO, Bruce CAM, Yaser SHANJANI
  • Publication number: 20230172692
    Abstract: Releasable and removable palatal expander apparatuses for expanding a patient's palate (“palatal expanders”) and methods of using and making them. These releasable palatal expanders are adapted for ease in removal by the patient or caregiver, and may include a breach region configured to predictably bend or break when a pulling force is applied. The palatal expander apparatuses described herein may include one or more locks for locking the palatal expander onto the patient's teeth. The lock(s) may be unlocked to release the palatal expander from the teeth. A lock may include a control for manually unlocking the lock. Unlocking the locks may allow the palatal expander to automatically disengage from the patient's teeth.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2023
    Publication date: June 8, 2023
    Inventors: Avi KOPELMAN, Ryan KIMURA, Yaser SHANJANI, Jeremy RILEY, Jun SATO, Bob GROVE, Reza SHIRAZI AGHJARI
  • Patent number: 11666415
    Abstract: Methods and systems for producing orthodontic appliances are provided herein utilizing iterative modeling techniques to increase the efficiency and efficacy of said appliances. Further disclosed herein are the orthodontic appliances fabricated from such methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2023
    Assignee: Align Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Yuxiang Wang, Andrew Jang, Bruce Cam, Rohit Tanugula, Chunhua Li, Jun Sato, Luyao Cai, Pavel Pokotilov, Kangning Su, John Y. Morton
  • Publication number: 20230157791
    Abstract: Methods for designing and fabrication of a series of apparatuses for expanding a patient's palate (“palatal expanders”). In particular, described herein are methods and apparatuses for forming palatal expanders, including rapid palatal expanders, as well as series of palatal expanders formed as described herein and apparatuses for designing and fabricating them.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2023
    Publication date: May 25, 2023
    Inventors: Fuming WU, Ryan KIMURA, Jeremy RILEY, Yaser SHANJANI, Norman SU, Jun SATO, Bastien PESENTI, John Y. MORTON, Jihua CHENG
  • Publication number: 20230157790
    Abstract: Embodiments relate to an aligner breakage solution that tests damage to an aligner using machine learning. A method includes of training a machine learning model to predict damage to an orthodontic aligner includes gathering a training dataset comprising digital designs for a plurality of orthodontic aligners, wherein each digital design is associated with a respective orthodontic aligner of the plurality of orthodontic aligners, and wherein each digital design comprises metadata indicating whether the associated respective orthodontic aligner was damaged during manufacturing of the associated respective orthodontic aligner. The method further includes training the machine learning model using the training dataset, wherein the machine learning model is trained to process data from a digital design for an orthodontic aligner and to output a probability that the orthodontic aligner associated with the digital design will be damaged during manufacturing of the orthodontic aligner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2023
    Publication date: May 25, 2023
    Inventors: Viktoria Medvinskaya, Arno Kukk, Andrey Cherkas, Anna Akopova, Yuxiang Wang, Rohit Tanugula, Reza Shirazi Aghjari, Andrew Jang, Chunhua Li, Jun Sato, Luyao Cai
  • Publication number: 20230158716
    Abstract: Implementations describe systems and methods for manufacturing and performing quality assessment of dental appliances. In one embodiment, a method of manufacturing a dental appliance comprises receiving, at a holder, a feature of the dental appliance, the feature comprising a first surface having a first shape, wherein the holder holds the feature of the dental appliance at a reference position. The method further includes automatically placing an object against the feature at the reference position using a robot arm, wherein the object comprises a second surface having a second shape that mates with the first shape. The method further includes applying pressure to press the object against the feature of the dental appliance and bonding the object to the feature of the dental appliance while applying the pressure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2022
    Publication date: May 25, 2023
    Inventors: James Nishimuta, Enrique Soltero Borrego, Enrique Jonathan Guzman Olivas, Jun Sato, Kevin Daniel Rodriguez Trujillo, Jose Kiyotaka Blanco Romo, Erick Enriquez de Anda, Lance Robert Pickens, Wesly Wong, Gabriela Perez Vallejo, Carlos Alberto Garcia Carmona, Omar Barraza Alvarez, Miguel Angel Hurtado Soltero