Patents by Inventor Kazuki Sakai

Kazuki Sakai 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: 10888895
    Abstract: A film production method for producing a thin film on a surface of a workpiece, including the steps of: disposing the workpiece in a chamber; supplying a process gas into the chamber with the inside of the chamber being maintained at a predetermined pressure; applying a light having an energy between 3 eV and 10 eV to the surface of the workpiece to cause a photoelectron to be emitted from the surface of the workpiece; and applying an AC electric field to the surface of the workpiece, wherein the AC electric field has an electric field intensity causing a Townsend discharge to occur without generating a glow discharge plasma.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignees: SHOWA DENKO K.K., A SCHOOL CORPORATION KANSAI UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Hiroshi Tani, Hiroshi Sakai, Eishin Yamakawa, Kazuki Shindo
  • Publication number: 20200406864
    Abstract: A vehicle cleaner system includes: a cleaner unit mounted on a vehicle and configured to clean an external sensor acquiring information on outside of the vehicle; an advanced notification information acquiring unit configured to acquire expressway advanced notification information notifying that the vehicle has arrived within a predetermined distance from an entrance of an expressway; and a cleaner control unit configured to, when the advanced notification information acquiring unit has acquired the expressway advanced notification information, control the cleaner unit to clean the external sensor or diagnose whether or not the external sensor needs to be cleaned by the cleaner unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2019
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Applicant: KOITO MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masaru SAKAI, Kazuki KAWAMURA, Akinobu KUBOTA, Masaaki SATO
  • Publication number: 20200395045
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a magnetic recording medium forms an unfinished product including a magnetic recording layer and a protection layer that are successively formed on a substrate, and forms a lubricant layer on the protection layer of the unfinished product. The lubricant layer is formed by coating a first organic fluorine compound on the protection layer of the unfinished product, and supplying a gas, including a second organic fluorine compound, onto the protection layer of the unfinished product, and decomposing the second organic fluorine compound by Townsend discharge and ultraviolet ray irradiation. The protection layer includes carbon, and the first organic fluorine compound includes a functional group at a terminal thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2020
    Publication date: December 17, 2020
    Inventors: Hiroshi TANI, Hiroshi Sakai, Eishin Yamakawa, Kazuki Shindo
  • Patent number: 10860643
    Abstract: Similar medical images having a predetermined similarity to a region of interest in a medical image to be interpreted are received from a case search system. A display screen on which the received similar medical images are displayed is displayed on a display. The display screen includes display frames within which similar medical images are displayed. In response to an instruction for enlarging the similar medical images, corresponding regions of interest in the similar medical images are enlarged and displayed with the sizes of the display frames maintained unchanged on the display screen. In response to an instruction for causing a selected similar medical image among the enlarged and displayed similar medical images to move within a corresponding display frame, the other unselected similar medical image(s) is caused to move within a corresponding display frame synchronously with the movement of the selected similar medical image in the same movement direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuki Kozuka, Kazutoyo Takata, Kenji Kondo, Hirohiko Kimura, Toyohiko Sakai
  • Publication number: 20200335200
    Abstract: A similar case retrieval apparatus includes: a lesion portion acquirer that acquires partial images including lesion portion images, an image feature extractor that extracts image features of each of the plurality of partial images; a location information acquirer that acquires location information of each of the partial images; a lateral position determiner that determines the right organ or the left organ in which each of the lesion portions exists based on the location information; a unilateral distribution identifier that determines whether or not a distribution of the lesion portions is a unilateral distribution; and a similar case retriever that retrieves case data from a case database including both case data for the unilateral distribution in the right organ and case data for the unilateral distribution in the left organ when the unilateral distribution identifier identifies that the distribution of the lesion portions is the unilateral distribution.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2020
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Inventors: Kazutoyo TAKATA, Kazuki KOZUKA, Kenji KONDO, Hirohiko KIMURA, Toyohiko SAKAI
  • Patent number: 10808759
    Abstract: A sliding member of the present embodiment includes a bearing alloy layer and a coating layer provided on a sliding surface side thereof. The coating layer has a resin binder with sulfide particles dispersed therein. A covering portion is provided over specific particles and is made of metal oxide comprising the same metal element as a metal element constituting the sulfide particles. When measured by an X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy and an X-ray diffraction method, a ratio of a peak height of the metal oxide to a peak height of metal sulfide by the X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy is from 0.10 to 0.50, and a ratio of the peak height of the metal oxide to the peak height of the metal sulfide by the X-ray diffraction method is 0.10 or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: DAIDO METAL COMPANY LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuki Sakai, Shigeru Inami, Kenji Nimura
  • Publication number: 20200320336
    Abstract: A control method includes: receiving, from a case search system, a plurality of data including a plurality of images corresponding to a plurality of similar medical images having a certain similarity with a target medical image to be interpreted; displaying on a display a display screen including a first display area that displays thumbnails of the plurality of similar medical images; sensing one similar medical image selected from among the plurality of similar medical images displayed as thumbnails in the first display area; if the one selected similar medical image is a diffuse lesion, displaying the other plurality of medical images in a second display area included on the display screen; and if the one selected similar medical image is a localized lesion, successively displaying, in the second display area and in a first direction, the plurality of medical images including the localized lesion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2020
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Inventors: Kazutoyo TAKATA, Kenji KONDO, Kazuki KOZUKA, Hirohiko KIMURA, Toyohiko SAKAI
  • Patent number: 10797323
    Abstract: A current collector included in a fuel cell, the fuel cell including a membrane electrode assembly including a solid polymer electrolyte layer and a pair of electrode layers formed to sandwich the solid polymer electrolyte layer, the current collector stacked on each electrode layer, and a gas flow path for supply of a gas to each electrode layer, the current collector including a metal porous body which is stacked on the electrode layer, has a flowing gas supplied to the electrode layer, and is rendered conducting to the electrode layer, and the metal porous body including an electrically conductive layer containing electrically conductive particles fixed to a corrosion-resistant and water-repellent resin at least on a side of the electrode layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignees: Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd., NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ADVANCED INDUSTRIAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Kazuki Okuno, Takahiro Higashino, Masatoshi Majima, Tsutomu Iwaki, Masahiro Yanagida, Tetsuo Sakai
  • Publication number: 20200308424
    Abstract: Provided is an ink for a 3D printing system having excellent pseudoplasticity. The ink for a 3D printing system includes: silk nanofibers; and a natural polymer and/or a synthetic polymer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2019
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Applicants: OSAKA UNIVERSITY, NAGASUNA MAYU INC.
    Inventors: Shinji SAKAI, Ayano YOSHII, Osamu NAGASUNA, Kazuki HORII
  • Publication number: 20200277988
    Abstract: This half thrust bearing having a half-ring shape has: a sliding surface for receiving force in the axial direction; a back surface opposed to the sliding surface; and a resin covering layer on the sliding surface. The half thrust bearing is characterized in that the thickness of the resin covering layer is greatest at the circumferential central part of the half thrust bearing, and becomes lesser toward both circumferential ends of the half thrust bearing. The present invention also pertains to a thrust bearing, a bearing device, and an internal combustion engine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2018
    Publication date: September 3, 2020
    Inventors: Tetsuya OGAWA, Kazuki SAKAI
  • Publication number: 20200274056
    Abstract: A magnetostrictive element that can exhibit a sufficiently large magnetostriction amount in a longitudinal direction is formed of a single crystal alloy magnetostrictive material. The magnetostrictive element has a shape of a plate-shaped rectangular parallelepiped, a main plane of the plate-shaped rectangular parallelepiped includes a plurality of magnetic domains that are regions where atomic magnetic moments are arranged in the same direction and whose width is 10 ?m to 200 ?m, and a total area rate of a magnetic domain where an angle difference between a lateral direction of the main plane and a direction of the magnetic moments of the magnetic domain is 10° or less to the main plane is 60% to 100%.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2020
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Inventors: MASAYA SHIROTANI, TAICHI NAKAMURA, KAZUKI SAKAI
  • Publication number: 20200262398
    Abstract: A braking force controller causes a first actuator unit to generate a target jerk when the target jerk is equal to or larger than a first jerk, causes the first actuator unit to generate the first jerk and a second actuator unit to generate a jerk obtained by subtracting the first jerk from the target jerk as an additional jerk when the target jerk is smaller than the first jerk and equal to or larger than the sum of the first jerk and a second jerk, and causes the first actuator unit to generate the first jerk and the second actuator unit to generate the second jerk as the additional jerk when the target jerk is smaller than the sum of the first jerk and the second jerk.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2020
    Publication date: August 20, 2020
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shun SATO, Kazuki MIYAKE, Yoshihisa YAMADA, Akitsugu SAKAI, Kazumitsu SUGANO, Hiroya FUJIWARA, Hiromasa TAKAI
  • Patent number: 10748649
    Abstract: A similar case retrieval apparatus includes: a lesion portion acquirer that acquires partial images including lesion portion images, an image feature extractor that extracts image features of each of the plurality of partial images; a location information acquirer that acquires location information of each of the partial images; a lateral position determiner that determines the right organ or the left organ in which each of the lesion portions exists based on the location information; a unilateral distribution identifier that determines whether or not a distribution of the lesion portions is a unilateral distribution; and a similar case retriever that retrieves case data from a case database including both case data for the unilateral distribution in the right organ and case data for the unilateral distribution in the left organ when the unilateral distribution identifier identifies that the distribution of the lesion portions is the unilateral distribution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazutoyo Takata, Kazuki Kozuka, Kenji Kondo, Hirohiko Kimura, Toyohiko Sakai
  • Patent number: 10726295
    Abstract: A control method includes: receiving, from a case search system, a plurality of data including a plurality of images corresponding to a plurality of similar medical images having a certain similarity with a target medical image to be interpreted; displaying on a display a display screen including a first display area that displays thumbnails of the plurality of similar medical images; sensing one similar medical image selected from among the plurality of similar medical images displayed as thumbnails in the first display area; if the one selected similar medical image is a diffuse lesion, displaying the other plurality of medical images in a second display area included on the display screen; and if the one selected similar medical image is a localized lesion, successively displaying, in the second display area and in a first direction, the plurality of medical images including the localized lesion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazutoyo Takata, Kenji Kondo, Kazuki Kozuka, Hirohiko Kimura, Toyohiko Sakai
  • Publication number: 20200234815
    Abstract: A method for controlling an information terminal causes a computer of the information terminal to receive, from a case retrieval system, a plurality of similar medical images having a feature quantity of a region of interest and a certain degree of similarity in accordance with the region of interest included in a target medical image, displays a display screen displaying the plurality of received similar medical images on a touch panel display, the display screen including a display region in which at least some of the plurality of received similar medical images are displayed, displays, if selection of a first similar medical image from among the at least some of the plurality of received similar medical images displayed in the display region is detected, the first similar medical image across the display region, and displays, if a swipe operation performed on the first similar medical image is detected, a second similar medical image, which has second highest similarity next to the first similar medical im
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2020
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Inventors: Kazuki KOZUKA, Kazutoyo TAKATA, Kenji KONDO, Hirohiko KIMURA, Toyohiko SAKAI
  • Publication number: 20200180567
    Abstract: A vehicle cleaner system that includes a single pump and a plurality of cleaners which are connected to the single pump and clean different cleaning target objects with a cleaning medium is disclosed. The cleaning target objects include a sensor which detects information on outside of a vehicle and a cleaner control unit which operates the plurality of cleaners in accordance with input of a signal. The cleaner control unit is capable of operating the plurality of cleaners such that cleaning methods of the plurality of cleaners are different from each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2018
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Applicant: KOITO MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masaru Sakai, Masayuki Kondo, Kazuki Kawamura, Akinobu Kubota
  • Publication number: 20200176123
    Abstract: A method includes displaying, on a display of an information terminal, thumbnail images of similar cases received from a case search system and displaying, in a disease name list display area, a disease name list formed from a list of disease names of the similar cases and the number of cases. If a plurality of regions of interest are set by a user when a search is conducted, the disease name list enters a mode in which the name of a concomitant disease is displayable therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2020
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Inventors: Kenji KONDO, Kazutoyo TAKATA, Kazuki KOZUKA, Hirohiko KIMURA, Toyohiko SAKAI
  • Publication number: 20200146551
    Abstract: A control method of an information terminal causes a display to display a display screen which includes a first display region and a second display region. The first display region displays an object medical image. The second display region displays M number of similar medical images and includes ND number of individual regions for displaying the M number of the similar medical images. When an instruction from one or more instruction buttons is detected, a display size of each corresponding region of interest that is included in the second number of the similar medical images is changed while maintaining a size of each of the individual regions in the second display region, and each of the similar medical images is magnified at a magnification ratio of a reference thumbnail.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2020
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Applicant: PANASONIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuki KOZUKA, Kazutoyo TAKATA, Kenji KONDO, Hirohiko KIMURA, Toyohiko SAKAI
  • Publication number: 20200139939
    Abstract: A vehicle cleaner system includes: a window washer configured to clean a front window of a vehicle; a lamp cleaner configured to clean a headlamp; a sensor cleaner configured to clean a sensor that detects information outside the vehicle; and a cleaner control unit configured to operate at least one of the window washer, the lamp cleaner, and the sensor cleaner in accordance with input of a signal. The cleaner control unit is configured to operate the window washer, the lamp cleaner, and the sensor cleaner such that at least two or more of a number of operations of the window washer, a number of operations of the lamp cleaner, and a number of operations of the sensor cleaner are different in accordance with a predetermined number of signals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2018
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Applicant: KOITO MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Akinobu Kubota, Masayuki Kondo, Kazuki Kawamura, Masaru Sakai
  • Publication number: 20200136136
    Abstract: An aqueous solution electrolyte secondary battery includes: a positive electrode including a positive electrode active material that reversibly occludes and releases lithium ions; a negative electrode including a negative electrode active material that reversibly occludes and releases lithium ions; and an aqueous solution electrolyte in which a lithium salt is dissolved. The negative electrode active material contains Mo, at least part of the Mo causes an oxidation-reduction reaction of Mo3+/Mo6+ through charging and discharging, and a potential window for charging and discharging exceeds 2.0 V.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2018
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Applicants: Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd., Tokyo Denki University
    Inventors: Koji NITTA, Shoichiro SAKAI, Atsushi FUKUNAGA, Kazuki OKUNO, Naoaki YABUUCHI