Patents by Inventor Junichi Saito

Junichi Saito 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: 10972036
    Abstract: A control device for controlling a linear actuator having a linear motor and a brake device includes a magnetic pole position estimation means to estimate which of a plurality of sections obtained by dividing a magnetic pole position of 0° to 360°, the mover is located in on the basis of a direction of movement of the mover by pulse energization, a magnetic pole position setting means to perform direct current excitation at an estimated magnetic pole position estimated by the magnetic pole position estimation means and set the estimated magnetic pole position as a magnetic pole position of the mover, and a brake control means to turn on a brake device before pulse energization by the magnetic pole position estimation means is performed and turn off the brake device after the magnetic pole position estimation means estimates the section in which the mover is located.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: THK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Junichi Sakai, Shuhei Yamanaka, Hideo Saito, Yuki Nomura, Hideya Nakayama
  • Publication number: 20210082640
    Abstract: A push switch including a pressing member, a movable contact, an interposed member, a first fixed contact, and a second fixed contact is provided. The pressing member includes a pressing portion configured to be pressed, and includes an elastically deformable peripheral wall portion having a lower end portion and extending downward and outward from the outer periphery of the pressing portion. The movable contact has a dome shape and is disposed below the pressing member. The interposed member is disposed between the pressing member and the movable contact, and is configured to press the movable contact by receiving and being pressed by the lower end portion of the peripheral wall portion of the pressing member. The lower end portion of the peripheral wall portion of the pressing member presses the interposed member while the peripheral wall portion is subjected to elastic deformation in response to the pressing portion being pressed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2020
    Publication date: March 18, 2021
    Inventors: Junichi MIYAMOTO, Toshiaki MIZUKOSHI, Akizumi SAITO
  • Publication number: 20210002758
    Abstract: A roll-to-roll deposition apparatus includes a vacuum chamber, a film travel mechanism, a lithium source, and a first roller. The vacuum chamber is capable of maintaining a reduced-pressure state. The film travel mechanism is capable of causing a film to travel inside the vacuum chamber. The lithium source is capable of evaporating lithium inside the vacuum chamber. The first roller is disposed between a deposition surface of the film and the lithium source. The first roller has a transfer pattern that receives the lithium evaporated from the lithium source. The first roller transfers a pattern of a lithium layer corresponding to the transfer pattern to the deposition surface while rotating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2019
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Inventors: Junichi SAKAMOTO, Kazuya SAITO, Junya KIYOTA, Masaki TAKEI, Akihiro YOKOYAMA
  • Publication number: 20210006721
    Abstract: An image blur information acquisition apparatus includes a first acquisition unit configured to acquire a first shake detection result from a first shake detection unit configured to detect a shake amount of an image capturing apparatus based on a motion vector, a second acquisition unit configured to acquire a second shake detection result from a second shake detection sensor configured to detect a rotational angular velocity, and an estimation unit configured to estimate an amount of offset included in the second shake detection result, based on the first shake detection result and the second shake detection result, wherein the estimation unit is configured to set degree of change of estimation value by updating the offset amount based on a difference between the second shake detection result and the first shake detection result.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2020
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Inventors: Ryuichiro Yasuda, Junichi Saito
  • Publication number: 20200373586
    Abstract: Provided are a porous metal body that is excellent in terms of corrosion resistance and that is suitable for a collector for batteries such as lithium-ion batteries, capacitors, or fuel cells; and methods for producing the porous metal body. A production method includes a step of coating a porous nickel body with an alloy containing at least nickel and tungsten or a metal containing at least tin; and a subsequent step of a heat treatment. Another production method includes a step of forming a nickel-plated layer on a porous base and then continuously forming an alloy-plated layer containing at least nickel and tungsten or tin, a step of removing the porous base, and a step of reducing metal. Such a method can provide a porous metal body in which tungsten or tin is diffused in a porous nickel body or a nickel-plated layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2020
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Inventors: Kazuki Okuno, Masahiro Kato, Masatoshi Majima, Tomoyuki Awazu, Hidetoshi Saito, Junichi Nishimura, Keiji Shiraishi, Hitoshi Tsuchida, Kengo Tsukamoto
  • Publication number: 20200216004
    Abstract: A bumper reinforcement includes a body portion joined to a vehicle body front end portion through portions of the body portion on a first direction side and a second direction side in the vehicle width direction, and a reinforcing member joined to the body portion along the body portion. The body portion includes a first standard rigidity region, a high rigidity region, and a second standard rigidity region arrayed next to each other in this order in the vehicle width direction. The high rigidity region has rigidity higher than rigidity of the first standard rigidity region and rigidity of the second standard rigidity region and is positioned in a center of the body portion in the vehicle width direction. The reinforcing member is provided so as to at least partially overlap the high rigidity region and the first standard rigidity region through a first boundary position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2020
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Applicants: AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shiho SUGIMOTO, Kiyoichi KITA, Jun SHOBO, Junichi TAKAYANAGI, Ryoichi HAYASHI, Naohiro SAITO
  • Patent number: 10691076
    Abstract: An electronic timepiece includes indicators, an operation receiving unit, a timing unit and a processor. The operation receiving unit receives an operation performed by a user. The timing unit counts a date and time at present. The processor carries out operation control of the indicators and obtains a local time setting based on a time difference between a predetermined standard time and a local time at a target position. The processor makes at least apart of the indicators display the local time in accordance with the operation received by the operation receiving unit and obtains the local time setting based on a difference between the displayed local time and the date and time counted by the timing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takaomi Yonekura, Tadashi Kojima, Takayasu Akagi, Shinji Saito, Hirofumi Nagareda, Hirohisa Maruyama, Junichi Izumi
  • Patent number: 10681278
    Abstract: An image capturing apparatus includes: a focus detection unit configured to perform focus detection based on a phase difference between a plurality of image signals obtained by photo-electrically converting light beams that respectively pass through different partial pupil regions of an imaging optical system; an image blur correction unit configured to correct image blur of an object image by driving an optical member for image blur correction; and a determination unit configured to determine reliability of a focus detection result detected by the focus detection unit based on information regarding a focus detection area with respect to which the focus detection unit performs focus detection, and information regarding vignetting that occurs in light beams that pass through the imaging optical system as a result of the image blur correction unit correcting the image blur.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Junichi Saito
  • Publication number: 20200172308
    Abstract: A resin-coated metal sheet for a container, the metal sheet including: a first resin coat layer provided on a first surface of the metal sheet; a second resin coat layer provided on a second surface of the metal sheet, wherein each of the first and the second resin coat layers is composed mainly of a polyester resin having a melting point of 230° C. to 254° C., and the first resin coat layer, in a state that the resin coat layers coat the metal sheet, is formed of a resin material having: an arithmetic average roughness (Ra) of 0.10 ?m to 1.0 ?m; a crystallization temperature of 110° C. to 160° C.; and a water contact angle of 55 degrees to 80 degrees in a state that the resin coat layers have been heated at 240° C. for 90 seconds after the resin coat layers coat the metal sheet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2018
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Applicant: JFE STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Junichi KITAGAWA, Tomonari HIRAGUCHI, Norihiko NAKAMURA, Hayato SAITO, Yasuhide OSHIMA, Katsumi KOJIMA
  • Publication number: 20200157211
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a method of enabling efficient structural analysis of a target protein that has been impossible or difficult to analyze so far, by stabilizing the target protein. The present invention provides an anti-BRIL antibody which specifically binds to BRIL or a BRIL fusion protein and an antigen-binding fragment thereof, a nucleic acid encoding the anti-BRIL antibody and the antigen-binding fragment thereof, a vector containing the nucleic acid, an antibody producing cell containing the vector, a method of producing the antibody, and a method of using the antibody in a protein structural analysis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2018
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Applicant: KYOWA KIRIN CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hikaru MIYAGI, Michihiko SUZUKI, Junichi SAITO, Hidetsugu ASADA, So IWATA
  • Publication number: 20200102624
    Abstract: A steel sheet for a two-piece can, the steel sheet includes: by mass %, C: 0.010% or more and less than 0.030%; Si: 0.04% or less; Mn: 0.10% or more and less than 0.40%; P: 0.02% or less; S: 0.020% or less; Al: more than 0.030% and 0.100% or less; N: 0.0005% or more and less than 0.0030; B: 0.0005% to 0.0030%; and balance Fe and inevitable impurities, wherein an amount of N that is present as BN and a whole amount of N satisfy the following expression (1): [N as BN]/[N]>0.5 ??(1), where N as BN represents the amount of N that is present as BN, and N represents the whole amount of N, a yield point is more than 280 MPa and less than 420 MPa, yield elongation is 3% or less, and ?r is ?0.30 to 0.20.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2018
    Publication date: April 2, 2020
    Applicant: JFE Steel Corporation
    Inventors: Hayato Saito, Nobusuke Kariya, Junichi Kitagawa, Katsumi Kojima
  • Patent number: 10604093
    Abstract: A vehicle front structure includes: a bumper reinforcement; a power unit including a right device and a left device; a dash section located at a position rearward of the power unit; and a rearward supporting part provided between a dash section and the power unit. The bumper reinforcement includes a first breakage initiation point having a relatively lower bending strength than bending strengths of other portions of the bumper reinforcement. The position of the first breakage initiation point is set such that when a columnar object collides against the vicinity of the center in the vehicle width direction of the vehicle, the first breakage initiation point transfers a collision load to one of the right device and the left device which is supported by the rearward supporting part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Naohiro Saito, Junichi Takayanagi, Ryoichi Hayashi
  • Publication number: 20200091851
    Abstract: A control device for controlling a linear actuator having a linear motor and a brake device includes a magnetic pole position estimation means to estimate which of a plurality of sections obtained by dividing a magnetic pole position of 0° to 360°, the mover is located in on the basis of a direction of movement of the mover by pulse energization, a magnetic pole position setting means to perform direct current excitation at an estimated magnetic pole position estimated by the magnetic pole position estimation means and set the estimated magnetic pole position as a magnetic pole position of the mover, and a brake control means to turn on a brake device before pulse energization by the magnetic pole position estimation means is performed and turn off the brake device after the magnetic pole position estimation means estimates the section in which the mover is located.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2016
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Applicant: THK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Junichi Sakai, Shuhei Yamanaka, Hideo Saito, Yuki Nomura, Hideya Nakayama
  • Patent number: 10516827
    Abstract: According to an aspect of the invention, an imaging apparatus includes: a focal point detection unit configured to perform focal point detection on the basis of a phase difference between a plurality of image signals obtained by photoelectric conversion of light fluxes each passing through different pupil partial regions of an imaging optical system; an image blur compensation unit configured to compensate for image blur; and a control unit configured to set a position at which a vignetting amount occurring in a light flux passing through the imaging optical system is equal to or less than a predetermined value during a period in which the focal point detection is performed by the focal point detection unit as a center position of a driving amplitude to perform drive control of the image blur compensation unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Junichi Saito
  • Patent number: 10497102
    Abstract: According to an aspect of the invention, an imaging apparatus includes: a focus detection unit configured to execute focus detection based on a phase difference between image signals obtained through photoelectric conversion of a light flux passing through different pupil partial regions of an imaging optical system; a first image blur compensation unit configured to compensate for image blur; a second image blur compensation unit configured to compensate for image blur; and a control unit that controls driving of the first image blur compensation unit and the second image blur compensation unit. The control unit controls a driving amount of the first image blur compensation unit and a driving amount of the second image blur compensation unit such that a change in vignetting occurring in the light flux passing through the imaging optical system is equal to or less than a predetermined value during a period in which the focus detection unit executes the focus detection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Junichi Saito
  • Patent number: 10490729
    Abstract: The ultrasound probe includes a piezoelectric element including a piezoelectric composition and an electrode that applies a voltage to the piezoelectric composition. The piezoelectric composition has piezoelectric characteristics expressed by any coordinates included in a region formed by a polyhedron having a plurality of predetermined points as vertexes in Cartesian coordinates (keff, ?33S, Ec) including variables keff, ?33S and Ec.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Masashi Ozawa, Hisashi Minemoto, Junichi Kato, Koetsu Saito
  • Publication number: 20190335093
    Abstract: An image sensor comprising a pixel portion that is constituted by a plurality of pixels, and includes a first pixel group and a second pixel group, wherein each of the pixels included in the first pixel group and the second pixel group includes: a plurality of photoelectric conversion portions; and a plurality of transfer gates that respectively correspond to the photoelectric conversion portions, and have transfer gate electrodes covering same partial regions in the photoelectric conversion portions, and an average position of barycenters of respective light receivable regions of the photoelectric conversion portions included in each pixel of the first pixel group and an average position of barycenters of respective light receivable regions of the photoelectric conversion portions included in each pixel of the second pixel group are at positions different from each other in the pixels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2019
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Inventors: Koichi Fukuda, Junichi Saito, Yumi Takao, Yoshiaki Takada, Masaaki Iwane, Shoji Kono
  • Patent number: D874563
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: OKI DATA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masayuki Suzuki, Mitsuhiro Kawata, Junichi Ito, Hisatoshi Saito
  • Patent number: D874564
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: OKI DATA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hisatoshi Saito, Masayuki Suzuki, Mitsuhiro Kawata, Junichi Ito
  • Patent number: D874565
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: OKI DATA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hisatoshi Saito, Masayuki Suzuki, Mitsuhiro Kawata, Junichi Ito