Patents by Inventor Kazuhiro Saito

Kazuhiro 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).

  • Publication number: 20240118649
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes: an image carrier; a solid lubricant; a lubricant application member that scrapes off the solid lubricant and applies the scraped solid lubricant to a surface of the image carrier; a colorimeter that performs colorimetry of a colorimetric surface of the solid lubricant; and a hardware processor that sets a lubricant application condition such that a predetermined amount of lubricant is applied on the basis of a colorimetric result obtained by the colorimeter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2023
    Publication date: April 11, 2024
    Applicant: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Hokuto HATANO, Shunichi TAKAYA, Kazuhiro SAITO
  • Patent number: 11953088
    Abstract: A shift device including: a shift switch that, when operated, is configured to change a shift range of a transmission of a vehicle; and a tact switch that is provided in the shift switch and is operated as a result of the shift switch being operated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2023
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOKAI-RIKA-DENKI-SEISAKUSHO
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Saito, Hironori Watanabe
  • Patent number: 11948779
    Abstract: A component for a plasma processing apparatus, and a plasma processing apparatus are highly resistant to plasma and are highly durable. The component includes a substrate containing a first element that is a metal element or a semimetal element, and a film located on the substrate and containing yttrium oxide as a main constituent. The film contains yttrium oxide crystal grains oriented with a deviation angle of ±10° from a {111} direction of a crystal lattice plane of yttrium oxide. The yttrium oxide crystal grains oriented with the deviation angle have an area ratio of 45% or greater.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Ishikawa, Takashi Hino, Shuichi Saito
  • Patent number: 11941182
    Abstract: A housing of an example of an electronic apparatus has a top surface and a bottom surface and has a flat shape. A power supply section having a flat shape is a power supply section, which is a housing case capable of accommodating a battery or is a battery, and the power supply section is provided at a position inside the housing that intersects with a reference plane perpendicular to the up-down direction. A first substrate is provided parallel to the reference plane on the top surface side relative to the power supply section. A second substrate is provided parallel to the reference plane on the bottom surface side relative to the power supply section. The electronic apparatus includes at least one of a vibrator and a speaker at a position that intersects with the reference plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2023
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Wakana Ohori, Kazuhiro Maruyama, Yoshitaka Tamura, Masaya Takei, Takahiro Sato, Koji Saito, Mitsuru Katayama
  • Publication number: 20240068380
    Abstract: There is provided a pit initiation evaluation system or the like capable of predicting pit initiation effectively and at low cost. In a pit initiation evaluation system of an embodiment, a pit initiation evaluation unit creates and retains, based on a dry-wet alternate time data, a deposit impurity concentration data, and a pit initiation data on pitting corrosion initiated in each of a plurality of turbine stages when an operation is actually performed in the steam turbine, a pit initiation evaluation table presenting a relationship between a dry-wet alternate time, a deposit impurity concentration, and pit initiation. Further, the pit initiation evaluation unit is configured to evaluate, by using the pit initiation evaluation table, pitting corrosion to be initiated in each of the plurality of turbine stages in an operation planned for the steam turbine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2022
    Publication date: February 29, 2024
    Applicant: TOSHIBA ENERGY SYSTEMS & SOLUTIONS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuka TSUKADA, Kazuhiro SAITO, Yusuke SUZUKI, Yoshikazu NINOMIYA, Osamu TANAKA, Yasuteru KAWAI, Shinichi TERADA, Makoto SASAKI
  • Patent number: 11897335
    Abstract: A control device controls an instrument configured to indicate a state of a moving body. An instrument has a first object having a line shape or band shape that is continuously visually recognized, a second object indicative of a present value of an output index that is an index relating to an output energy amount, and a third object indicative of a present value of a regeneration index that is an index relating to a regenerative energy amount. A partial region on the first object is formed with an output region in which the present value of the output index is indicated by a position on the region, and a region different from the output region on the first object is formed with a regeneration region in which the present value of the regeneration index is indicated by a position on the region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Saito, Yoshiharu Saito, Naoki Yui, Satoshi Ohshima, Takuya Iwata
  • Publication number: 20240038260
    Abstract: Various illustrative aspects are directed to a data storage device comprising a disk; a read/write head having read and write portions configured to read data from and write data to the disk; read and write heaters configured to thermally adjust read and write spacings of the read and write portions from the disk surface; and a controller configured to control power applied to the read and write heaters based on a dual heater power ratio (DHR) of the respective power applied to each heater. The DHR is set based on a point during touchdown at which a reader shield and a writer shield have maximum contact with the surface of the disk (DHRmax).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2022
    Publication date: February 1, 2024
    Inventors: Qinghua Zeng, Noureddine Kermiche, Kazuhiro Saito, Bernhard E. Knigge
  • Publication number: 20240035562
    Abstract: In a shift device, a magnetic sensor detects a rotational movement position of a lever. A lower light guide of the lever guides light from LEDs. The LEDs and the magnetic sensor are provided at a circuit board. Accordingly, a number of components may be reduced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2023
    Publication date: February 1, 2024
    Inventors: Kakunari TAKEDA, Kazuhiro SAITO
  • Patent number: 11884152
    Abstract: Provided is a control device configured to control an instrument configured to indicate a state of a moving body. The control device comprises a braking information acquisition unit configured to acquire braking information about a braking force of a braking unit configured to brake the moving body, and a display control unit configured to control display of the instrument, based on the braking information acquired by the braking information acquisition unit. The braking information includes at least one of (i) first braking information, which indicates a present setting, of a plurality of settings relating to the braking force of the braking unit and (ii) second braking information indicative of a present value of the braking force of the braking unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Saito, Naoki Yui, Satoshi Ohshima, Takuya Iwata
  • Patent number: 11869546
    Abstract: Various illustrative aspects are directed to a data storage device comprising a disk; a read/write head having read and write portions configured to read data from and write data to the disk; read and write heaters configured to thermally adjust read and write spacings of the read and write portions from the disk surface; and a controller configured to control power applied to the read and write heaters based on a dual heater power ratio (DHR) of the respective power applied to each heater. The DHR is set based on a point during touchdown at which a reader shield and a writer shield have maximum contact with the surface of the disk (DHRmax).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: Western Digital Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Qinghua Zeng, Noureddine Kermiche, Kazuhiro Saito, Bernhard E. Knigge
  • Publication number: 20230409071
    Abstract: A shift device comprises a shift body, a click mechanism and a guide portion. The shift body is moved to change a shift position of the shift body. The click mechanism has a click member and a click surface against which the click member is biased to abut. The click mechanism is configured so that, when the shift body is movably operated, one of the click member or the click surface moves in accompaniment with movement of the shift body and imparts a clicking feel to the shift body. The guide portion guides the click member to the click surface and is disposed in a position in which it does not oppose the click surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2023
    Publication date: December 21, 2023
    Inventors: Haruki SETO, Kazuhiro SAITO
  • Publication number: 20230366459
    Abstract: A shift device including: a shift switch that, when operated, is configured to change a shift range of a transmission of a vehicle; and a tact switch that is provided in the shift switch and is operated as a result of the shift switch being operated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2023
    Publication date: November 16, 2023
    Inventors: Kazuhiro SAITO, Hironori WATANABE
  • Publication number: 20230366460
    Abstract: A shift device including: a shift body that, when operated, is configured to change a shift position; a first switch that, when operated, is configured to control a drivetrain system of a vehicle; and a second switch that, when operated, is configured to control a non-drivetrain system of a vehicle, the second switch having a different operating aspect from the first switch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2023
    Publication date: November 16, 2023
    Inventors: Hironori WATANABE, Syuji NAKAMURA, Kazuhiro SAITO, Masao ANDO, Haruki SETO, Kakunari TAKEDA
  • Patent number: 11800253
    Abstract: An imaging device includes: a first pad portion that is connected to a voltage supply line in an aperture pixel region, and to which a reference voltage from outside of the semiconductor substrate is supplied; and a second pad portion that is connected to the voltage supply line in the light-shielded pixel region, and to which the reference voltage from outside of the semiconductor substrate is supplied, the second pad portion being separated from the first pad portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Saito, Hideo Kobayashi, Koichiro Iwata, Yoshiaki Takada, Satoshi Kato
  • Patent number: 11766936
    Abstract: Provided is a control device comprising: a motor output decision unit configured to decide a magnitude of an output of the motor, based on a magnitude of a requested output that is an output requested to be supplied to drive wheels; a first rotation number decision unit configured to decide a first target value of a rotation number of the motor, based on the magnitude of the output of the motor decided by the motor output decision unit; and a display control unit configured to change a display method of the power indicator in a case where the motor supplies power to the drive wheels in a first mode and in a case where the motor supplies power to the drive wheels in a second mode different from the first mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2023
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Satoshi Ohshima, Naoki Yui, Kazuhiro Saito, Yoshiharu Saito, Takuya Iwata
  • Patent number: 11683610
    Abstract: A photoelectric converter includes a pixel array including a plurality of pixels, a capacitive coupling amplifier configured to amplify a signal output from the pixel array, and a delta-sigma AD converter configured to convert, into a digital signal, an analog signal output from the amplifier. The amplifier is formed by a plurality of first elements including an active element and a capacitive element. The delta-sigma AD converter is formed by a plurality of second elements including an active element and a capacitive element. A breakdown voltage of at least one of the plurality of second elements forming the delta-sigma AD converter is lower than a breakdown voltage of the plurality of first elements forming the amplifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2023
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Saito, Kohichi Nakamura, Tetsuya Itano
  • Patent number: 11648916
    Abstract: An actuator includes a control part, a first rotation sensor, and a second rotation sensor able to detect rotation of an output shaft. The control part performs a first rotation angle acquisition control for acquiring a target rotation angle of the output shaft when a movable part is moved from the second position to the first position as a first rotation angle. The first rotation angle is a rotation angle of the output shaft that is closer to the second position side than when the movable part abuts the first wall part. In the first rotation angle acquisition control, the control part causes the movable part abuts the first wall part, acquires a rotation angle of the output shaft when the movable part has abutted the first wall part, and calculates the first rotation angle based on the rotation angle of the output shaft that has been acquired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2023
    Assignee: NIDEC TOSOK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Saito, Seiji Hashimoto, Agato Ueno
  • Patent number: 11653114
    Abstract: An embodiment includes: a semiconductor substrate including a pixel well region and a peripheral well region; a pixel ground line arranged above the pixel well region; a pixel well contact between the pixel ground line and the pixel well region; pixels arranged to form columns in the pixel well region; a reference signal generation circuit arranged in the peripheral well region; and comparator units arranged in the peripheral well region, provided to respective columns, and each configured to receive the pixel signal from the pixels on a corresponding column and the reference signal. Each comparator unit includes a comparator having a first input node that receives the pixel signal and a second input node that receives the reference signal, a first capacitor unit between the reference signal generation circuit and the second input node, and a second capacitor unit between the second input node and the pixel ground line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2023
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Keigo Nakazawa, Kazuhiro Saito, Tetsuya Itano, Kazuo Yamazaki, Hideo Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 11637981
    Abstract: A photoelectric conversion apparatus having a first substrate and a second substrate overlaid on each other and including electrically conductive portions is provided. The first substrate includes a photoelectric conversion element, a first portion configured to form part of a first surface, a second portion which is included in an electrically conductive pattern closest to the first portion, and a third portion which is included in an electrically conductive pattern second closest to the first portion. The second substrate includes a fourth portion configured to form part of a second surface, and a circuit. In a planar view with respect to the first surface, an area of the first portion is smaller than an area of the second portion and larger than an area of a portion of the third portion overlaying the second portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2023
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takanori Yamashita, Kazuhiro Saito, Tatsuya Ryoki, Yoshikazu Yamazaki
  • Patent number: 11523072
    Abstract: A photoelectric converter includes pixels, vertical output lines to which a signal is outputted from the pixels, clippers configured to limit a potential of the output lines and a controller. Each of the clippers includes a first circuit configured to output an amplification signal according to a predetermined potential and the potential of the output line and a second circuit configured to supply a current according to the amplification signal to the output line. The controller controls each of the clippers to a state selected from states including a first state in which a range in which the potential of the output line can change is limited using the first and second circuits, and a second state in which the range in which the potential of the vertical output line can change is limited with an output of the second circuit deactivated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yu Arishima, Kazuhiro Saito