Patents by Inventor Kazuya Sato

Kazuya 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: 11034836
    Abstract: Provided is a resin composition which comprises 100 parts by weight of a polyamide resin comprising a structural unit derived from diamine and a structural unit derived from dicarboxylic acid, in which 70 mol % or more of the structural unit derived from diamine is derived from xylylenediamine, and in which 70 mol % or more of the structural unit derived from dicarboxylic acid is derived from a straight-chain aliphatic ?,?-dicarboxylic acid having 4 to 20 carbon atoms; 3 to 17 parts by weight of an acid-modified polyolefin having an acid modification ratio of 0.3 to 5.0% by weight; and 1 to 15 parts by weight of a compound represented by formula (1), wherein R1 represents an alkyl group having 1 to 10 carbon atoms, R2 represents an alkyl group having 2 to 12 carbon atoms, and n represents an integer of 1 to 3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Kazuya Sato, Tomonori Kato, Jin Nakamura
  • Patent number: 11014496
    Abstract: A lighting device for a grab handle in a vehicle includes the grab handle disposed in a passenger compartment, a lamp embedded in the grab handle, a key sensor capable of detecting an approach of a user having a key into a given range around the vehicle, and a lighting controller configured to control lighting mode of the lamp. The lighting controller controls the lamp [1] to light the lamp in a first lighting mode when user's approach information is input to the lighting controller, [2] to light the lamp in a second lighting mode when lock/unlock information of a door is input to the lighting controller, or [3] to light the lamp in a third lighting mode when open/close information of the door is input to the lighting controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kazuya Sato
  • Patent number: 10859182
    Abstract: A shaft-integrated gear includes a rotational shaft formed of a resin material; and a cylindrical gear that is formed of a metal material, wherein the cylindrical gear fits around a gear support part of the rotational shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignees: Jeco Co., Ltd., TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hikoshi Izumi, Kazuya Sato, Taiki Miyokawa, Tomoki Mabuchi, Youichiro Ogata
  • Patent number: 10854388
    Abstract: A ceramic electronic component includes a ceramic body, a sintered metal film, and a metal terminal. The ceramic body includes internal electrodes. The sintered metal film has a joint surface having a surface roughness Ra of 0.200 ?m or less. The sintered metal film is connected to the internal electrodes and formed on a surface of the ceramic body. The metal terminal is jointed to the joint surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: TAIYO YUDEN CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masaki Mochigi, Kazuya Sato, Yousuke Nakada
  • Patent number: 10842500
    Abstract: A clip unit including: a clip main body having a first arm portion, a second arm portion, and a middle portion; a pressing tube formed in a tube shape to be capable of accommodating the clip main body, the pressing tube being provided to deform the clip main body so as to make a distal end of the first arm portion and a distal end of the second arm portion to approach to each other, as the middle portion, the first arm portion, and the second arm portion are moved toward a proximal end side of the clip unit; a locking portion configured to protrude from an inner circumferential surface of the pressing tube on the proximal end side of the pressing tube; and a first locked portion configured to protrude from a lateral surface of the first arm portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Motoi Satake, Kensuke Uesaka, Ko Kimura, Kazuya Sato, Atsushi Ban
  • Publication number: 20200270453
    Abstract: A resin composition which has oxygen-barrier properties less apt to depend on humidity and has high transparency; and a formed article and a film which include the resin composition are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2018
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Inventors: Takanori MIYABE, Takafumi ODA, Kazuya SATO
  • Patent number: 10744615
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for polishing a wafer including, after unloading and before loading to hold a next wafer to be polished: measurement to measure a depth PDt of a concave portion of a template after taking out a polished wafer; calculation to calculate a difference ?PD between the measured depth PDt of the concave portion and a depth PD0 of the concave portion of the template before being used for polishing; and adjustment to adjust polishing conditions for a next wafer to be polished in accordance with the calculated difference ?PD. Consequently, there are provided the method for polishing a wafer and a polishing apparatus which enable adjusting a fluctuation in flatness of each wafer caused due to a fluctuation in numerical value of a pocket depth of a template.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: SHIN-ETSU HANDOTAI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuya Sato, Hiromasa Hashimoto, Naoki Kamihama
  • Patent number: 10730262
    Abstract: The present invention provides a honeycomb structure formed from a thermoplastic resin composition comprising: aromatic polyamide (A) which includes diamine units containing at least 70 mol % of xylylenediamine units and dicarboxylic acid units containing at least 50 mol % of C4-20 ?,?-linear aliphatic dicarboxylic acid units; and aliphatic polyamide (B) which includes aliphatic groups as repetitive units and in which the total of 10 to 24 carbons form the aliphatic groups. The composition ratio of aromatic polyamide (A):aliphatic polyamide (B) is within a range of 100:25 to 400 by mass standard. Also provided is a sandwich structure obtained by disposing flat plates at the top surface and bottom surface of the honeycomb structure, and a honeycomb substrate obtained by molding the thermoplastic resin composition into a film or a sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Nobuhiko Matsumoto, Kazuya Sato
  • Patent number: 10707140
    Abstract: A method for evaluating surface defects of a substrate to be bonded: preparing a mirror-polished silicon single crystal substrate; inspecting surface defects on the mirror-polished silicon single crystal substrate; depositing a polycrystalline silicon layer on a surface of the silicon single crystal substrate subjected to the defect inspection; performing mirror edge polishing to the silicon single crystal substrate having the polycrystalline silicon layer deposited thereon; polishing a surface of the polycrystalline silicon layer; inspecting surface defects on the polished polycrystalline silicon layer; and comparing coordinates of defects detected at the step of inspecting the surface defects on the silicon single crystal substrate with counterparts detected at the step of inspecting the surface defects on the polycrystalline silicone layer and determining quality of the silicon single crystal substrate having the polycrystalline silicon layer as a substrate to be bonded on the basis of presence/absence of
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: SHIN-ETSU HANDOTAI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuya Sato, Hiromasa Hashimoto, Tsuyoshi Nishizawa, Hirotaka Horie
  • Patent number: 10678486
    Abstract: When image data cannot be spooled in a non-volatile memory due to a shortage in an available capacity of the non-volatile memory, an attempt to spool the image data in a volatile memory is started after an available capacity of the volatile memory is increased to enable the volatile memory to spool the image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Shioiri, Kazuya Sato
  • Patent number: 10605384
    Abstract: A molded article comprising a fuel-barrier layer formed of a resin composition comprising a polyamide resin (A) as a continuous phase and a resin (B) as a disperse phase, wherein (A) is a polyamide resin (A1) comprising at least one of a constituent unit derived from a lactam having 10 to 12 carbon atoms and a constituent unit derived from an aminocarboxylic acid having 10 to 12 carbon atoms, or a polyamide resin (A2) comprising a constituent unit derived from an aliphatic diamine having 6 to 12 carbon atoms and a constituent unit derived from an aliphatic dicarboxylic acid having 10 to 12 carbon atoms, the (B) is a resin selected from a semi-aromatic polyamide resin, the ratio by volume of (A)/(B) is 95/5 to 51/49, and the mean disperse particle diameter of (B) is 150 nm or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Kazuya Sato, Tomonori Kato, Mayumi Kikuchi, Masayuki Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20200079959
    Abstract: Object: To provide a resin composition having excellent oxygen barrier properties and transparency, and high tensile elongation at break; a molded article, a film, and a multilayer film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2018
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Inventors: Kazuya SATO, Takanori MIYABE, Tomonori KATO
  • Publication number: 20190352505
    Abstract: Provided is a resin composition which comprises 100 parts by weight of a polyamide resin comprising a structural unit derived from diamine and a structural unit derived from dicarboxylic acid, in which 70 mol % or more of the structural unit derived from diamine is derived from xylylenediamine, and in which 70 mol % or more of the structural unit derived from dicarboxylic acid is derived from a straight-chain aliphatic ?,?-dicarboxylic acid having 4 to 20 carbon atoms; 3 to 17 parts by weight of an acid-modified polyolefin having an acid modification ratio of 0.3 to 5.0% by weight; and 1 to 15 parts by weight of a compound represented by formula (1), wherein R1 represents an alkyl group having 1 to 10 carbon atoms, R2 represents an alkyl group having 2 to 12 carbon atoms, and n represents an integer of 1 to 3.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2017
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Inventors: Kazuya SATO, Tomonori KATO, Jin NAKAMURA
  • Patent number: 10442347
    Abstract: An in-vehicle illumination system which is to be disposed in a door of a vehicle has: a door warning lamp which is disposed in the vicinity of a door handle that is operated when the door is to be opened, and which indicates an open/close state of the door; a door handle illumination lamp which illuminates the door handle; a decorative lamp which emits decorative light; and a first control connector having a first control apparatus which controls ON/OFF states of the door warning lamp, the door handle illumination lamp, and the decorative lamp. The first control apparatus of the first control connector causes, when the door is in an open state, the door warning lamp, the door handle illumination lamp, and the decorative lamp to be lighted ON with a predetermined warning color.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuma Noboritate, Kazuya Sato, Terumitsu Sugimoto
  • Patent number: 10434939
    Abstract: A vehicular illumination mechanism is mountable on a vehicle having a loading and unloading mechanism for moving a wheelchair between the vehicle and a road surface. The loading and unloading mechanism has an upper face portion and is movable between a stored position and an extended position. The vehicular illumination mechanism includes a position detection portion that is configured to detect a position of the loading and unloading mechanism, an illuminating lamp that is configured to illuminate the upper face portion of the loading and unloading mechanism extended to the extended position, and an illumination control portion that is configured to light the illuminating lamp when the position detection portion detects that the loading and unloading mechanism is in the extended position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Terumitsu Sugimoto, Kazuya Sato, Kazuma Noboritate
  • Publication number: 20190303064
    Abstract: When image data cannot be spooled in a non-volatile memory due to a shortage in an available capacity of the non-volatile memory, an attempt to spool the image data in a volatile memory is started after an available capacity of the volatile memory is increased to enable the volatile memory to spool the image data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2019
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Shioiri, Kazuya Sato
  • Patent number: 10421860
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a thermoplastic resin composition, which achieves barrier properties against various types of gases, while maintaining flexibility, and a molded body comprising the same. The thermoplastic resin composition of the present invention is characterized in that it comprises an aliphatic polyamide, a semi-aromatic polyamide, and an impact modifier, wherein at least a part of the impact modifier is dispersed in the semi-aromatic polyamide, in the semi-aromatic polyamide, the molar ratio between diamine units and dicarboxylic acid units (the number of moles of diamine units/the number of moles of dicarboxylic acid units) is in the range of 0.97 to 1.02, and the mass ratio of the impact modifier to the total mass of the semi-aromatic polyamide and the impact modifier is in the range of 5% to 15%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Mayumi Kikuchi, Tomonori Kato, Kazuya Sato
  • Publication number: 20190217776
    Abstract: A lighting device for a grab handle in a vehicle includes the grab handle disposed in a passenger compartment, a lamp embedded in the grab handle, a key sensor capable of detecting an approach of a user having a key into a given range around the vehicle, and a lighting controller configured to control lighting mode of the lamp. The lighting controller controls the lamp [1] to light the lamp in a first lighting mode when user's approach information is input to the lighting controller, [2] to light the lamp in a second lighting mode when lock/unlock information of a door is input to the lighting controller, or [3] to light the lamp in a third lighting mode when open/close information of the door is input to the lighting controller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventor: Kazuya SATO
  • Publication number: 20190181059
    Abstract: A method for evaluating surface defects of a substrate to be bonded: preparing a mirror-polished silicon single crystal substrate; inspecting surface defects on the mirror-polished silicon single crystal substrate; depositing a polycrystalline silicon layer on a surface of the silicon single crystal substrate subjected to the defect inspection; performing mirror edge polishing to the silicon single crystal substrate having the polycrystalline silicon layer deposited thereon; polishing a surface of the polycrystalline silicon layer; inspecting surface defects on the polished polycrystalline silicon layer; and comparing coordinates of defects detected at the step of inspecting the surface defects on the silicon single crystal substrate with counterparts detected at the step of inspecting the surface defects on the polycrystalline silicone layer and determining quality of the silicon single crystal substrate having the polycrystalline silicon layer as a substrate to be bonded on the basis of presence/absence of
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2017
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Applicant: SHIN-ETSU HANDOTAI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuya SATO, Hiromasa HASHIMOTO, Tsuyoshi NISHIZAWA, Hirotaka HORIE
  • Publication number: 20190168667
    Abstract: A light guide member includes: a light guide member body made of a light transmissive material; a white back surface white-coated layer provided on a back surface of the light guide member body; a white front surface white-coated layer provided on a front surface of the light guide member body; and a black front surface black-coated layer provided on a front surface of the front surface white-coated layer. A light irradiation hole which is opened in the front surface black-coated layer and the front surface white-coated layer and through which the light guide member body is exposed is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Applicant: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kazuya SATO