Patents by Inventor Kazuo Kato

Kazuo Kato 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: 11560003
    Abstract: A recording apparatus includes a recording unit, a scanning unit configured to perform relative scanning by moving the recording unit and a recording medium relative to each other at least once with respect to a unit region on the recording medium, a recovery unit configured to perform a recovery operation for maintaining or recovering a recording performance of the recording unit for application of a recording material, and a control unit configured to control the recovery unit, wherein the control unit acquires recording mode information about recording of an image to be performed on a recording medium for (n+1)-th page (n being a natural number) and determines, based on the acquired recording mode information, whether to perform an inter-page recovery operation at timing after recording of an image on a recording medium for n-th page ends and before recording of an image on a recording medium for (n+1)-th page starts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2023
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Toshimitsu Danzuka, Masataka Kato, Hiroto Kango, Rie Takekoshi, Akihiro Tomida, Tomoki Yamamuro, Keita Ishimi, Kazuki Narumi, Taku Yokozawa, Kazuo Suzuki, Kazuhiko Sato
  • Publication number: 20220388321
    Abstract: A printing apparatus comprises a carriage including a print head that discharges ink, the carriage reciprocally moving relative to a print medium, a wiping unit configured to wipe a discharge port surface, and a control unit configured to control a movement operation of the carriage and a wiping operation of the wiping unit such that when a deceleration when stopping the carriage is a first deceleration, a time from when the carriage stops to when the wiping unit starts wiping is set to a first time, and when the deceleration when stopping the carriage is a second deceleration lower than the first deceleration, the time from when the carriage stops to when the wiping unit starts wiping is set to a second time shorter than the first time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2022
    Publication date: December 8, 2022
    Inventors: Rie Takekoshi, Hiroto Kango, Kazuhiko Sato, Kazuo Suzuki, Toshimitsu Danzuka, Masataka Kato, Shin Genta, Kazuki Narumi, Tomoki Yamamuro, Takaaki Shima, Keita Ishimi
  • Patent number: 11454836
    Abstract: A laser processing apparatus disclosed in the present application includes: an optical deflection unit capable of changing a deflection direction of and outgoing energy of an incoming laser pulse by changes of a frequency of and an amplitude of a driving signal to be supplied; and a control unit configured to supply driving signals with amplitudes corresponding to respective frequencies. In a laser processing apparatus configured to process a workpiece by leading outgoing laser pulse of the optical deflection unit to the workpiece and irradiating the workpiece with the laser pulse, as the amplitude corresponding to each of the frequencies, the control unit supplies an amplitude having the ratio that is close to the lowest ratio among ratios of the outgoing energy with respect to the incoming energy of the laser pulse at an amplitude having the largest outgoing energy of the optical deflection unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: VIA MECHANICS, LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuya Matsumoto, Kazuo Watanabe, Atsushi Sakamoto, Masanori Sato, Mitsuru Kato, Masaru Kikuchi
  • Publication number: 20220291637
    Abstract: A stepping motor control device configured to drive a stepping motor having a rotor and a coil includes: a train wheel including a load gear which has a load tooth whose rotation load is different from that of another tooth and in which the rotor has an odd number of rotation steps when the load gear rotates once, and transmitting a rotation force from the rotor to the hand; a voltage detection unit that detects an induced voltage generated at one end portion of a first end portion and a second end portion of the coil when the rotor vibrates; and a determination unit which, based on a result detected by the voltage detection unit, determines a mechanical load received by the rotor due to contact of the load tooth of the load gear with a tooth meshing with the load gear.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2022
    Publication date: September 15, 2022
    Inventors: Kazuo Kato, Tomohiro Ihashi, Kazumi Sakumoto, Akihito Okumura
  • Patent number: 11424589
    Abstract: A first fiber is connected to a first end of a third fiber doped with a rare earth element, and a second fiber is connected to a second end of the third fiber. In the third fiber doped with the rare earth element, a central portion of a core is more heavily doped with the rare earth element than a peripheral portion of the core is.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignees: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, Toyota School Foundation
    Inventors: Kazuo Hasegawa, Daisuke Inoue, Satoru Kato, Tomoya Okazaki, Kazuya Saito, Arindam Halder
  • Patent number: 11414474
    Abstract: There is provided a novel adrenomedullin derivative capable of sustainably acting for a longer period than natural adrenomedullin. The invention relates to a compound represented by formula (I): A-Ln-B (I), wherein A is a modifying group selected from the group consisting of a palmitoyl group and a polyethylene glycol group, L is a divalent linking group, n is an integer of 0 or 1, and B is a peptide moiety derived from adrenomedullin or a modified form thereof with adrenomedullin activity, wherein the peptide moiety B is bound to the modifying group A or the linking group L via the N-terminal amino group of the peptide moiety B, or a salt thereof, or a hydrate thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: University of Miyazaki
    Inventors: Kazuo Kitamura, Johji Kato, Keishi Kubo, Kenji Kuwasako, Shigeru Kubo, Kumiko Kumagaye
  • Patent number: 11390096
    Abstract: An ejection apparatus includes a platen for supporting a recording medium, an absorber provided in the platen for absorbing liquid, an ejection unit for ejecting a plurality of types of ink including a first liquid containing a component to be deposited when the first liquid is ejected onto the absorber, and a second liquid different from the first liquid for suppressing deposition of the first liquid, a detection unit for detecting a state of a predetermined region of the absorber, and a control unit for controlling the detection unit to detect the state, and controlling the ejection unit to eject the second liquid to the predetermined region based on a result of the detection. When the first liquid is ejected to the predetermined region, the second liquid is ejected to the predetermined region after the ejection of the first liquid is finished, without using the result of the detection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Tomoki Yamamuro, Kazuo Suzuki, Toshimitsu Danzuka, Yasunori Fujimoto, Masataka Kato, Kazuki Narumi, Hiroto Kango, Kazuhiko Sato
  • Patent number: 11383536
    Abstract: Provided is an inkjet printing apparatus that can reduce smears on a back surface of a print result medium by reducing accumulation of ink in a platen while reducing generation of mist. To achieve this, an ink receiving portion of a platen is provided away from a support surface by a predetermined distance, is formed in a mesh shape by laying multiple linear members, and is formed as a guide member that guides the ink received in the ink receiving portion to an ink guide holes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Shin Genta, Kazuhiko Sato, Kazuo Suzuki, Yoshinori Nakajima, Masataka Kato, Mitsutoshi Nagamura, Satoshi Azuma, Shingo Nishioka, Sae Mogi
  • Patent number: 11237524
    Abstract: Provided is a timepiece including a solar cell that has a solar panel, a secondary battery that is charged from the solar cell, an overcharge prevention circuit that detects a charged state of the secondary battery, and a control unit that short-circuits the solar cell and determines that illuminance of light illuminating the solar panel is equal to or higher than predetermined illuminance in a case where the overcharge prevention circuit is detected to be in an overcharge state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: SEIKO INSTRUMENTS INC.
    Inventor: Kazuo Kato
  • Patent number: 11228602
    Abstract: An in-vehicle network system includes one first node and a plurality of second nodes. The first node is configured to transmit predetermined data to the respective second nodes, and transmit verification data for verifying whether the predetermined data has been normally received by the second nodes to the second nodes when the predetermined data has been transmitted to the second node. Each of the second nodes is configured to receive the predetermined data transmitted from the first node, receive the verification data transmitted from the first node, verify whether the received predetermined data has been normally received based on the received predetermined data and the received verification data, and transmit a verification result to the first node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignees: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Serina Gangi, Junya Kobayashi, Kazuo Kato
  • Patent number: 10997043
    Abstract: A semiconductor device capable of executing fault injection test on a plurality of failure detection mechanism in a short time is provided. The semiconductor device 1 has a plurality of hierarchical modules and an error control module 100 for controlling errors in the plurality of hierarchical modules. Each hierarchical module has a safety mechanism to detect failures in the functions of the components that make up the hierarchical modules. The error control module 100 includes a status register 120 configured to record data indicative of the status of failure of each hierarchical module, and a fault injection function 110 that outputs an error signal to the status register 120 to perform fault injection test. The error signal is inputted into the safety mechanism via the status register 120.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: RENESAS ELECTRONICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuo Kato, Hiroshi Morita
  • Patent number: 10754300
    Abstract: A timepiece, in which an indicating hand is driven by a motor and high speed processing is required for driving a load other than the indicating hand, includes a main control circuit that instructs drive timing of the motor so as to drive the load, and that is operated by an operation frequency serving as a first frequency, and a motor control unit that generates a drive pulse for driving the motor, and that is operated by an operation frequency serving as a second frequency which is lower than the first frequency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: SEIKO INSTRUMENTS INC.
    Inventor: Kazuo Kato
  • Publication number: 20200142795
    Abstract: A semiconductor device capable of executing fault injection test on a plurality of failure detection mechanism in a short time is provided. The semiconductor device 1 has a plurality of hierarchical modules and an error control module 100 for controlling errors in the plurality of hierarchical modules. Each hierarchical module has a safety mechanism to detect failures in the functions of the components that make up the hierarchical modules. The error control module 100 includes a status register 120 configured to record data indicative of the status of failure of each hierarchical module, and a fault injection function 110 that outputs an error signal to the status register 120 to perform fault injection test. The error signal is inputted into the safety mechanism via the status register 120.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2019
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Inventors: Kazuo KATO, Hiroshi MORITA
  • Publication number: 20190086874
    Abstract: Provided is a timepiece including a solar cell that has a solar panel, a secondary battery that is charged from the solar cell, an overcharge prevention circuit that detects a charged state of the secondary battery, and a control unit that short-circuits the solar cell and determines that illuminance of light illuminating the solar panel is equal to or higher than predetermined illuminance in a case where the overcharge prevention circuit is detected to be in an overcharge state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2018
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Inventor: Kazuo KATO
  • Patent number: 10132627
    Abstract: An electronic device has a storage unit that stores unit information relating to movement with respect to each of an elevating state and a horizontal movement state and an altitude measurement unit that measures a series of altitudes. An altitude change determination unit determines whether the movement is the elevating state or not using a first determination section having a first altitude range based on a first set of altitudes within the measured series of altitudes, and determines whether the movement is the horizontal movement state or not using a second determination section having a second altitude range smaller than the first altitude range and based on a second set of altitudes within the measured series of altitudes. A movement distance calculator reads from the storage unit the unit information corresponding to the state determined by the determination unit and calculates a movement distance based on the read unit information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: SEIKO INSTRUMENTS INC.
    Inventors: Keisuke Tsubata, Kazuo Kato, Tomohiro Ihashi, Takanori Hasegawa, Hisao Nakamura, Katsuya Mugishima, Akira Takakura
  • Patent number: 10074951
    Abstract: A commutator includes an insulating section that is formed in a tube shape including a shaft insertion hole through which a shaft is inserted, and that is formed with an indented portion in an end portion at one side in an axial direction of the shaft. The commutator also includes plural segments that are supported by an outer peripheral portion of the insulating section, that are arrayed around a circumferential direction of the insulating section with spacings therebetween, and that are each provided with an anchor portion at an end portion at the one side in the axial direction of the shaft. The commutator also includes a first, second, third short-circuit wires, each connecting the anchor portion of respective one segment to the anchor portion of respective another segment, and at least a portion being disposed inside the indented portion formed at the insulating section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: ASMO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Akihiko Seki, Yasuhiro Kanematsu, Noriyasu Nishio, Norifumi Suzuki, Tsuyoshi Suzuki, Kazuo Kato, Toshiyuki Natsume, Kenichi Sugibayashi
  • Publication number: 20180212977
    Abstract: An in-vehicle network system includes one first node and a plurality of second nodes. The first node is configured to transmit predetermined data to the respective second nodes, and transmit verification data for verifying whether the predetermined data has been normally received by the second nodes to the second nodes when the predetermined data has been transmitted to the second node. Each of the second nodes is configured to receive the predetermined data transmitted from the first node, receive the verification data transmitted from the first node, verify whether the received predetermined data has been normally received based on the received predetermined data and the received verification data, and transmit a verification result to the first node.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2018
    Publication date: July 26, 2018
    Applicants: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Serina GANGI, Junya KOBAYASHI, Kazuo KATO
  • Publication number: 20180107165
    Abstract: A timepiece, in which an indicating hand is driven by a motor and high speed processing is required for driving a load other than the indicating hand, includes a main control circuit that instructs drive timing of the motor so as to drive the load, and that is operated by an operation frequency serving as a first frequency, and a motor control unit that generates a drive pulse for driving the motor, and that is operated by an operation frequency serving as a second frequency which is lower than the first frequency.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2017
    Publication date: April 19, 2018
    Inventor: Kazuo KATO
  • Patent number: 9683304
    Abstract: Disclosed is a resin-metal bonded body of an aluminum metal member and a thermoplastic resin member, which has improved bonding strength and good durability. Also disclosed is a method for producing such a resin-metal bonded body. Specifically disclosed is a resin-metal bonded body which is obtained by bonding an aluminum metal member with a thermoplastic resin member. In this resin-metal bonded body, the aluminum metal member and the thermoplastic resin member are bonded together by an anodic oxide coating having a film thickness of 70-1500 nm or an anodic oxide coating having a triazine thiol in the inner and upper portions. The anodic oxide coating has an infrared absorption spectrum peak intensity ascribed to OH group at 0.0001-0.16.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: Toadenka Corporation
    Inventors: Masumi Kuroyama, Tomonori Ishikawa, Kazuo Kato, Yaeko Sasaki, Shuhei Miura, Masayuki Nakamura, Setsuko Sato
  • Publication number: 20160254630
    Abstract: A commutator includes an insulating section that is formed in a tube shape including a shaft insertion hole through which a shaft is inserted, and that is formed with an indented portion in an end portion at one side in an axial direction of the shaft. The commutator also includes plural segments that are supported by an outer peripheral portion of the insulating section, that are arrayed around a circumferential direction of the insulating section with spacings therebetween, and that are each provided with an anchor portion at an end portion at the one side in the axial direction of the shaft. The commutator also includes a first, second, third short-circuit wires, each connecting the anchor portion of respective one segment to the anchor portion of respective another segment, and at least a portion being disposed inside the indented portion formed at the insulating section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2016
    Publication date: September 1, 2016
    Inventors: Akihiko SEKI, Yasuhiro KANEMATSU, Noriyasu NISHIO, Norifumi SUZUKI, Tsuyoshi SUZUKI, Kazuo KATO, Toshiyuki NATSUME, Kenichi SUGIBAYASHI