Patents by Inventor Kei Sato

Kei 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).

  • Publication number: 20220141353
    Abstract: Processing of an electronic file using blockchain is performed in an image forming apparatus to decrease the number of apparatuses to be managed and reduce the management load.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2022
    Publication date: May 5, 2022
    Inventors: Mikihiko Kamekawa, Kei Sato
  • Publication number: 20220126742
    Abstract: A boarding and alighting support structure is applied to vehicle having a deck capable of boarding in a wheelchair. The boarding and alighting support structure includes a slope plate which projects obliquely from the boarding entrance end of the deck toward the ground, and a mounting member for installing the base portion of the slope plate at the boarding entrance end of the deck. The mounting member is configured to so that one end side is fixed to the base portion, other end is fixed to the entrance port end, and the one end side is flexibly configured with respect to the other end side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2021
    Publication date: April 28, 2022
    Inventors: Daisuke Sato, Daisuke Ishii, Hiroki Izu, Hiroki Morita, Kei Sato, Masaki Nanahara, Kazumi Serizawa, Hironobu Tanaka, Shunsuke Mogi, Takashi Hayashi, Akihiro Kusumoto
  • Publication number: 20220105750
    Abstract: A vehicle equipped with a plurality of omni-directional wheels includes a grounding part that supports the vehicle by grounding to a ground surface, a moving mechanism to protrude the grounding part from the bottom of the vehicle toward the ground surface, and a controller for controlling the moving mechanism so as to ground said grounding part to the ground surface. The controller is configured to control the moving mechanism so as to ground the grounding part to the ground surface when the vehicle is detected to have stopped.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2021
    Publication date: April 7, 2022
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Daisuke Ishii, Daisuke Sato, Hiroki Izu, Hiroki Morita, Kei Sato, Masaki Nanahara, Kazumi Serizawa, Hironobu Tanaka, Shunsuke Mogi, Takashi Hayashi, Akihiro Kusumoto
  • Publication number: 20220105216
    Abstract: A handrail disinfection system for vehicle with handrail is mounted on a vehicle having handrail for grasping by an occupant. The handrail disinfection system includes a tank to store disinfectant solution, an exudation part provided on the handrail, an actuator for exuding the disinfectant solution stored in the tank from the exudation part, and a controller for controlling the actuator. At least one processor included in the controller executes upon execution of at least one program, performing a disinfecting process in which the actuator is controlled to exude the disinfectant solution from the exudation part to a surface of the handrail when a predetermined execution condition is satisfied.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2021
    Publication date: April 7, 2022
    Inventors: Hiroki Izu, Daisuke Sato, Daisuke Ishii, Hiroki Morita, Kei Sato, Masaki Nanahara, Kazumi Serizawa, Hironobu Tanaka, Shunsuke Mogi, Takashi Hayashi, Akihiro Kusumoto
  • Publication number: 20220073080
    Abstract: The autonomous traveling cart according to the present disclosure, which includes a person, an object, or both as a transport target, comprises a deck on which the transport target is placed and a sensing device configured to detect a disappearance of the transport target from the deck. At least a part of a periphery of the deck is opened for better accessibility to the deck for the transport target. The autonomous traveling cart according to the present disclosure also comprises a controller configured to stop traveling control for transporting the transport target in response to detection of the disappearance of the transport target by the sensing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2021
    Publication date: March 10, 2022
    Inventors: Daisuke Sato, Daisuke Ishii, Hiroki Izu, Hiroki Morita, Kei Sato, Masaki Nanahara, Kazumi Serizawa, Hironobu Tanaka, Shunsuke Mogi, Takashi Hayashi, Akihiro Kusumoto
  • Publication number: 20220055661
    Abstract: The safety management apparatus comprises a protective shield with automatic opening and closing, a sensor configured to obtain physical information related to an occupant boarded an autonomous traveling cart, and a controller configured to control the opening and closing of the protective shield. The protective shield is configured to be normally open and, when closed, shield an occupant space of the cart from the outside. The controller includes at least one memory including at least one program, and at least one processor coupled with the at least one memory. The at least one processor executes a first process and a second process upon execution of the at least one program. The first process is to determine whether the occupant is an infant based on the physical information. The second process, which is executed when the occupant is determined to be an infant, is to close the protective shield.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2021
    Publication date: February 24, 2022
    Inventors: Daisuke Sato, Daisuke Ishii, Hiroki Izu, Hiroki Morita, Kei Sato, Masaki Nanahara, Kazumi Serizawa, Hironobu Tanaka, Shunsuke Mogi, Takashi Hayashi, Akihiro Kusumoto, Tetsuya Kanata, Yozo Iwami, Yuhei Katsumata, Daisaku Honda, Saki Narita, Hideki Fukudome, Takuya Watabe, Naoko Ichikawa, Yuta Maniwa, Yuki Nishikawa
  • Publication number: 20220055622
    Abstract: A vehicle safety apparatus mounted on a vehicle includes one or more cameras to detect passenger state information relating to a riding state of a passenger on the vehicle, a memory to store the passenger state information detected by the one or more cameras, and a processor to execute motion control of the vehicle based on the passenger state information stored in the memory. The processor is configured to execute posture determination processing to determine whether the passenger is riding in a stable posture based on the passenger state information, and safety securing processing to secure safety of the passenger by executing the motion control, when the passenger is not riding in the stable posture in the posture determination processing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2021
    Publication date: February 24, 2022
    Inventors: Daisuke Sato, Daisuke Ishii, Hiroki Izu, Hiroki Morita, Kei Sato, Masaki Nanahara, Kazumi Serizawa, Hironobu Tanaka, Shunsuke Mogi, Takashi Hayashi, Akihiro Kusumoto
  • Patent number: 11239620
    Abstract: A method includes a placing step in which an end portion of a covered electric wire is placed on an inner surface of a barrel portion along an axial direction such that a tip of the aluminum core wire overlaps a second portion of a seal member attached close to a terminal portion, and a crimping step in which the barrel portion is wound around and crimped to the end portion, thereby fixing the crimp terminal to the end portion and sealing, with the seal member, a space between the inner barrel piece and the outer barrel piece, an opening of the barrel portion formed cylindrical located on a side of the terminal portion, and a space between the covered portion and the barrel portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kei Sato
  • Publication number: 20220029313
    Abstract: Included are: an electric wire placing step for inserting a core-wire exposing portion of a terminal end of an electric wire between inner wall surfaces of a pair of piece portions of a terminal fitting that has a core wire connector composed of a bottom portion and the piece portions projected from two opposite ends of the bottom portion; and an electric wire holding-down step for holding down, by use of a holding-down jig made of a laser-transmissive material having a higher melting point than the core-wire exposing portion and the core wire connector have, the core-wire exposing portion from one sides of free ends of the piece portions and pressing the core-wire exposing portion against an inner wall surface of the bottom portion by use of the holding-down jig.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2021
    Publication date: January 27, 2022
    Applicant: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventor: Kei SATO
  • Publication number: 20220023971
    Abstract: An electric wire manufacturing method includes a step of placing a core wire having a plurality of strands inside a tubular member capable of transmitting laser light, and a step of forming a joined portion where the strands are joined together by emitting laser light along a direction intersecting an axial direction of the tubular member onto an outer circumferential surface of the core wire placed inside the tubular member. The tubular member is, for example, transparent. The laser light transmitted through the tubular member may be emitted onto the outer circumferential surface of the core wire in the step of forming the joined portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2021
    Publication date: January 27, 2022
    Applicant: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventor: Kei SATO
  • Publication number: 20220029369
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a terminal-attached electric wire includes: installing an electric wire including a core wire including a plurality of element wires to a terminal having a conductor coupling part having a pair of barrel pieces, the core wire being installed between the pair of barrel pieces; bending the pair of barrel pieces to cause the pair of barrel pieces to wrap around and cover the core wire in a circumferential direction to form a slit extending in an axial direction between the pair of barrel pieces, with respect to the circumferential direction; melting the element wires of the core wire by emitting laser light toward the core wire through the slit; and adhering the element wires melted with the laser light to the conductor coupling part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2021
    Publication date: January 27, 2022
    Applicant: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventor: Kei SATO
  • Publication number: 20220029370
    Abstract: An electric wire manufacturing method includes: a step of placing a core wire including a plurality of strands inside a tubular jig; and a step of forming a joined portion that integrates the strands by emitting laser light along an axial direction of the core wire toward a tip of the core wire placed inside the jig. In the placing step, the core wire is placed with a gap between an inner wall surface of the jig and an outer circumferential surface of the core wire while the tip of the core wire faces upward relative to a horizontal line. In the step of forming the joined portion, the joined portion is formed by filling the gap with a melted substance of the strands.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2021
    Publication date: January 27, 2022
    Applicant: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventor: Kei SATO
  • Publication number: 20220021133
    Abstract: An electric wire with terminal includes: an electric wire having a conductor part covered by an insulation sheath part; a crimp terminal including a conductor crimp part crimped to the conductor part, a sheath crimp part crimped to the insulation sheath part, and an intermediate part from which the conductor part is exposed, the intermediate part connecting the conductor crimp part and the sheath crimp part; and an anticorrosive material that covers the conductor part exposed from the crimp terminal. A terminal of the insulation sheath part on the conductor crimp part side is exposed toward the intermediate part side from the sheath crimp part. The crimp terminal includes a sheath cover wall part that covers an edge of the terminal of the insulation sheath part on a top view.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2021
    Publication date: January 20, 2022
    Applicant: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Kei SATO, Masanori Onuma
  • Patent number: 11152754
    Abstract: A method of crimping a terminal with a cable which crimps and connects a crimping portion of a crimp terminal to an end of a cable by a crimp die, includes an anticorrosive supply step and a terminal crimping step. In the anticorrosive supply step, an anticorrosive agent is stored in or supplied to an anticorrosive supply portion formed in the crimp die. In the terminal crimping step, the crimping portion of the crimp terminal is crimped to the cable by the crimp die. During or after the terminal crimping step, the anticorrosive agent is applied to a predetermined area around the crimping portion of the crimp terminal by the anticorrosive supply portion of the crimp die.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hideki Saito, Kazuhide Takahashi, Kei Sato
  • Patent number: 11133634
    Abstract: A terminal-equipped electric wire manufacturing apparatus, includes: a placing table on which a crimp terminal is placed while kept crimped to an electric wire; and a supply device that supplies an anticorrosive material to the crimp terminal placed on the placing table while kept crimped to the electric wire. While kept crimped to the electric wire, the crimp terminal has a communication hole allowing communication between a gap space portion in the crimp terminal and outside of the crimp terminal gap space portion. The placing table has a distribution hole positioned opposite the communication hole of the placed crimp terminal, the distribution hole allowing the anticorrosive material, supplied from the supply device, to flow in the distribution hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Hirotaka Takeda, Kei Sato
  • Publication number: 20210296792
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a terminal-equipped electrical wire includes: inserting a core-wire exposed part of a core wire of an electrical wire at a terminal between inner wall surfaces of a pair of piece parts of a terminal fitting including a core-wire connection body formed of a bottom part and the piece parts protruding from both ends of the bottom part, and placing the core-wire exposed part on an inner wall surface of the bottom part; melting the core-wire exposed part and the core-wire connection body by emitting a laser beam to the core-wire exposed part and the core-wire connection body from a free end side of each piece part; and fixing the core-wire exposed part and the core-wire connection body melted by the laser beam, with the emission of the laser beam stopped.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2021
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Inventor: Kei Sato
  • Publication number: 20210296836
    Abstract: A terminal-equipped electric wire manufacturing method includes: an electric wire installation step of inserting a core-wire exposed part between inner wall surfaces of piece parts of a core-wire connection body, the core-wire exposed part having a core-wire diameter smaller than an interval between the inner wall surfaces of the piece parts; a melting step of melting the core-wire exposed part and the core-wire connection body by emitting a laser beam to the core-wire exposed part and the core-wire connection body from a free end side of each piece part; and a fixation step of fixing the core-wire exposed part and the core-wire connection body thus melted, with the emission of the laser beam stopped.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2021
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Inventor: Kei Sato
  • Patent number: 11123641
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing device including a holding unit configured to hold setting information regarding parental control for each user in association with user identification information, and a limit processing unit configured to limit usage of a predetermined function or device by the user on a basis of the setting information held by the holding unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignees: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc., Sony Interactive Entertainment LLC
    Inventors: Itsuki Asanuma, Makoto Oshita, Seiichi Adachi, Marc Horne, Hidekazu Ii, Yoshihiko Suwa, Shigeru Enomoto, Syunsuke Bamba, Kei Sato, Kenjiro Komaki, Fumikazu Hatanaka
  • Patent number: 11113015
    Abstract: In information processing apparatus, a first setting unit sets whether or not to require user authentication in order for a function of the information processing apparatus to be used. A second setting unit performs, in association with a job type, a restriction setting for restricting a logged-in user from performing an operation with respect to a job corresponding to a user other than the logged-in user. A control unit performs control for enabling the restriction setting for a certain job type in response to a setting for requiring the user authentication being performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Kei Sato
  • Patent number: 11066138
    Abstract: A floating structure installation system includes, on a body capable of traveling on water, a first cradle including a first holding part capable of holding a first portion having a submersible section to be located under the water surface during installation, and a second cradle including a second holding part capable of holding a second portion connectable to the first portion. At least one of the first cradle or the second cradle is movable on the body to connect the first portion held by the first holding part and the second portion held by the second holding part. The first holding part includes a first lifting unit for lifting and lowering the first portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventor: Kei Sato