Patents by Inventor Kenichi Sato

Kenichi 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: 10710168
    Abstract: The hard coating layer of the cutting tool includes a complex nitride or complex carbonitride layer expressed by the composition formula: (Ti1-xAlx)(CyN1-y). xavg and yavg satisfy 0.60?xavg?0.95 and 0?yavg?0.005. xavg is an average content ratio of Al in a total amount of Ti and Al, and yavg is an average content ratio of C in a total amount of C and N. Some crystal grains composing the complex nitride or complex carbonitride layer have a cubic structure. In crystal grains having the cubic structure, the average crystal grain misorientaion is 1 degree or more; or 2 degrees or more, based on analysis of the polished surface perpendicular to a surface of the layer. A peak exists in 1-2 degrees of the average crystal grain misorientation in the frequency distribution of the average crystal grain misorientation and the area ratio.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI MATERIALS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Sho Tatsuoka, Kenichi Sato, Kenji Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 10715398
    Abstract: Provided is a control apparatus including a control unit configured to control, based on a content list as a list of content items to be provided by providing apparatuses that are connected to a network and capable of providing the content items and on connection relationship information indicating connection relationships between the providing apparatuses and input terminals of output apparatuses that are connected to the network and capable of outputting the content items, a providing apparatus to provide a selected content item that is selected from among the content items in the content list and an output apparatus including an input terminal to which the providing apparatus is connected, as control targets via the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kenichi Ikenaga, Yukihiro Isono, Tomoaki Takemura, Koji Fujita, Kenichiro Sato
  • Patent number: 10700448
    Abstract: A holding structure with an insulation cap includes a corrugated tube which sheathes a trunk included in a wire harness and which has an outer circumference provided with a recess and a protrusion alternately arranged in a longitudinal direction. The insulation cap is attached to an end of a branch included in the wire harness and is provided with a protrusion which fits in the recess of the corrugated tube. The protrusion of the insulation cap is engaged with the recess of the corrugated tube, and a tape is wound around the insulation cap and the corrugated tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kunihiko Sato, Kenichi Doushita, Aiko Okamoto
  • Publication number: 20200193159
    Abstract: Provided is a technology which facilitates a search for an object such as a falling object. This object search system is provided with: a detection device which detects position information on a falling object; and a scope which is worn by a user and provided with a display unit that displays an augmented reality space in a real space. The detection device detects an object by using a radar device. A radar control device calculates the detected position information on the object and transmits the calculated position information to the scope through a wireless transmission device. The scope displays the position information, which pertains to the falling object and is acquired from the detection device, on an augmented reality space with a specific indication (an arrow or a wave shape, etc.).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2018
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Inventors: Yosuke SATO, Kenichi KASHIMA
  • Publication number: 20200183260
    Abstract: A phase modulation data generating unit according to the present disclosure includes: a first calculating section; and a storage section. The first calculating section calculates basic phase modulation pattern data on the basis of a partial illumination image pattern that makes it possible to generate an intended illumination image pattern having a desired luminance distribution. The basic phase modulation pattern data makes it possible for a light phase modulation device to reconstruct the partial illumination image pattern. The storage section stores the basic phase modulation pattern data calculated by the first calculating section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2018
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Inventors: KENICHI FUKUI, YOSHIHISA SATO
  • Publication number: 20200177027
    Abstract: This is a technology for non-contact power transmission to the laboratory animal biological information acquisition device 12 embedded in the multiple laboratory animals in the breeding cage 14, and provides the power reception device, which can observe the behavior of laboratory animals from outside without covering the breeding cage 14 with the power transmission side, and which can continuously supply power regardless of the direction and position of the laboratory animals. The secondary coil part 22 includes a magnetic core 31 having a circular cross-section perpendicular to the longitudinal direction, and a plurality of spiral coils 40a and 40b formed by winding a conductor so that the outer shape is substantially rectangular.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2019
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Inventors: Fumihiro Sato, Jun Shibuya, Akifusa Yuyama, Shu Sasaki, Yoshiki Furuya, Takehiko Sone, Kenichi Sagara
  • Patent number: 10674216
    Abstract: A graphical user interface is disclosed which achieves an easy search for a desired item. When an operation inputting section accepts a selective operation input for selection of one of plural processing functions, plural representation images individually representing plural processing object items of the processing function are displayed in an array along one direction of a display screen such that one of the representation images can be selected as a noticed representation image by an inputting operation through the operation inputting section. A decision section decides whether or not plural processing object items of the selected processing function are divided in a plurality of groups. If the processing object items are divided in groups, then the group name of the group to which the processing object item of the noticed representation image belongs is displayed in the proximity of the noticed representation image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Saturn Licensing LLC
    Inventors: Shingo Utsuki, Kazuto Nishizawa, Daisuke Inaishi, Ko Kusanagi, Hiroshi Sato, Daisuke Sato, Kenichi Moriwaki, Satoshi Kanda, Yuji Ishimura, Shimon Sakai, Masahiro Urano
  • Publication number: 20200170087
    Abstract: A control circuit is configured to: change a dispersion state of the electrophoretic particles by controlling voltage across the first transparent electrode and the second transparent electrode to change a range of exit direction of light transmitted through the light transmissive regions and the dispersion medium; apply direct voltage at a first voltage value across the first transparent electrode and the second transparent electrode to change the range of exit direction from a narrow range to a wide range; measure luminance of light transmitted through the light beam direction control panel during application of the voltage at the first voltage value; and increase the voltage value to be applied across the first transparent electrode and the second transparent electrode in a case where the measured luminance of the transmitted light is lower than a target value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2019
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Applicant: TIANMA JAPAN, LTD.
    Inventors: Tetsushi SATO, Kazunori MASUMURA, Kunihiro SHIOTA, Kenichi TAKATORI
  • Publication number: 20200156569
    Abstract: A sensor information output apparatus includes a plurality of first power supply circuits, a single second power supply circuit, and a plurality of receivers. The first power supply circuits are configured to generate operating voltages of digital sensors of a plurality of systems. The number of the first power supply circuits is equal to the number of the plurality of systems. The second power supply circuit is configured to generate a signal voltage for synchronizing signals. The receivers are configured to supply the digital sensors with the synchronizing signals including the operating voltages and the signal voltage. The number of the receivers is equal to the number of the plurality of systems. The digital sensors are configured to supply the electric signals to an external circuit as sensor information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2019
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Applicant: JTEKT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuma SATO, Masato ODA, Kenichi KOZUKA
  • Patent number: 10647537
    Abstract: A conveying apparatus, including: a conveyor mechanism; a housing; a first tray configured to receive a medium conveyed by the conveyor mechanism; an image reader disposed above the first tray, wherein a first discharge opening for discharging the medium outside the housing is formed in an upper surface of the housing so as not to overlap the image reader when viewed from above, and wherein the conveying apparatus further includes: a switcher for switching a destination of the medium selectively between the first tray and the first discharge opening; and a tray unit removably mountable on the upper surface of the housing and including a first introduction opening opposed to the first discharge opening, a second conveyance path for conveying the medium passed the first discharge opening and the first introduction opening, and at least one second tray for receiving the medium conveyed through the second conveyance path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kenichi Hirata, Shougo Sato
  • Publication number: 20200143979
    Abstract: In a coil component, a shield layer is provided after the unevenness of the surface of an element body is smoothened by the surface being covered with an insulating layer. A Cu layer of the shield layer is provided on a smooth surface, and thus a thickness variation can be suppressed and the Cu layer can be formed with a substantially uniform thickness. In the coil component, a point where the shield layer is thin or a point lacking the shield layer is unlikely to be generated and a functional degradation of the shield layer is effectively suppressed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2019
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Applicant: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hitoshi OHKUBO, Masazumi ARATA, Kenichi KAWABATA, Atsushi SATO
  • Publication number: 20200122678
    Abstract: An occupant protection device includes: an airbag which is deployed and inflated rearward from an accommodation part so that the airbag receives the occupant when inflation gas flows in, the airbag having an inflation completion shape of a loop shape including an upper and lower portions which branch up and down from an inflow opening side and a rear portion which is a mutual connecting part between rear ends of the upper portion and the lower portion as a confluence part on a tip end side. The airbag includes: a bag main body including the upper portion, the lower portion, and the rear portion; and a connecting member having flexibility which is disposed between the upper portion and the lower portion and connects the upper portion and the lower portion so as to regulate a separation distance between the upper portion and the lower portion when inflation is completed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2019
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Inventors: Motoyuki TANAKA, Hajime KITTE, Kenichi FUKURONO, Yuji SATO
  • Publication number: 20200122679
    Abstract: A side airbag device includes: a main bag which is an airbag deployed between a passenger seated on a seat and a side wall portion of a vehicle, the airbag being configured to expand by gas supply when a vehicle side collision occurs; and a sub bag deployed between a side frame on a vehicle outer side in a seat back of the seat and the passenger, the sub bag being configured to expand by supplying gas and push a waist portion of the passenger forward from backward, prior to deployment of the main bag, when the vehicle side collision occurs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2019
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Inventors: Koki TANAKA, Takashi IIDA, Kenichi FUKURONO, Yuji SATO
  • Patent number: 10625347
    Abstract: In a hard coating layer that contains at least any of a layer of a complex nitride or a complex carbonitride (composition formula: (Ti1-xAlx)(CyN1-y)) of chemically-vapor-deposited Ti and Al, a layer of a complex nitride or a complex carbonitride (composition formula: (Ti1-?-?Al?Mr?)(C?Ni1-?)) of Ti, Al, and Me, and a layer of a complex nitride or a complex carbonitride (composition formula: (Cr1-pAlp)(CqN1-q) of Cr and Al in a surface-coated cutting tool, some crystal grains that form the layer of a complex nitride or a complex carbonitride have cubic structures, and a predetermined average crystal grain misorientation and inclined angle frequency distribution are present in the crystal grains that have cubic structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI MATERIALS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Sho Tatsuoka, Kenichi Sato, Kousuke Yanagisawa, Shin Nishida
  • Patent number: D881794
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: THE YOKOHAMA RUBBER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Daisuke Tanaka, Kenichi Sato
  • Patent number: D887341
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: The Yokohama Rubber Co., LTD.
    Inventors: Daigen Tsunekawa, Kenichi Sato
  • Patent number: D887955
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: The Yokohama Rubber Co., LTD.
    Inventors: Daigen Tsunekawa, Kenichi Sato
  • Patent number: D888654
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: The Yokohama Rubber Co., LTD.
    Inventors: Toyoaki Endo, Kenichi Sato, Daigen Tsunekawa
  • Patent number: D889390
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: The Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Toyoaki Endo, Kenichi Sato, Daigen Tsunekawa
  • Patent number: D889391
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: The Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Toyoaki Endo, Kenichi Sato, Daigen Tsunekawa