Patents by Inventor Kenji Saito

Kenji Saito 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: 11568684
    Abstract: The invention provides a control unit and a control system for a vehicle capable of reducing a workload of deleting a record of information of an unintended event detected by a certain control unit by preventing the other control unit from recording the information of the event. Control units (50a to 50d) that are mounted on the vehicle and connected in a mutually communicable manner each include an event processing section (55). The event processing section (55) executes one or both of processing to switch whether to notify a recording request of the information of the event and processing to switch necessity/unnecessity of recording of the information of the event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Toshihiro Saito, Kenji Arai, Yuki Shimoya
  • Publication number: 20230011940
    Abstract: A heater includes an irradiator configured to irradiate a heating object including a liquid attachment region, onto which a liquid is applied, with an active energy ray, and circuitry configured to control an output of the active energy ray emitted from the irradiator to an edge portion in the liquid attachment region of the heating object to be larger than an output of the active energy ray emitted from the irradiator to a non-edge portion in the liquid attachment region excluding the edge portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2022
    Publication date: January 12, 2023
    Inventors: Ryusaku HIDA, Kazuaki KAMIHARA, Kohki ASADA, Kenji NOZAWA, Genichiroh KAWAMICHI, Hiroshi SAWASE, Yoshihiro TAKAHASHI, Shun SAITO
  • Publication number: 20220373001
    Abstract: A first MR sensor and a second MR sensor are a combination of a first magnetic resistance effect element pattern and a second magnetic resistance effect element pattern. The first MR sensor and the second MR sensor are disposed a prescribed distance apart such that, when the first MR sensor receives the greatest quantity of the magnetic field component of a magnet oriented parallel to the axial direction of a piston, the second MR sensor receives the greatest quantity of the magnetic field component of a magnet oriented parallel to the radial direction of the piston.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2020
    Publication date: November 24, 2022
    Applicant: SMC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hideki UCHIYAMA, Kenji SUDA, Makoto SAITO
  • Patent number: 11493844
    Abstract: The present invention provides a photosensitive resin composition for a flexographic printing plate, the photosensitive resin composition including at least a hydrophilic copolymer (A), a thermoplastic elastomer (B), a photo-polymerizable monomer (C), a photo-polymerization initiator (D), a plasticizer (E), and an acidic group-containing polymer (F), wherein the photosensitive resin composition for the flexographic printing plate has an acid value of 1 to 100 mgKOH/g, as measured by neutralization titration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: ASAHI KASEI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hiroshi Ogawa, Hideo Saito, Tohru Kihara, Kenji Ota
  • Patent number: 11491503
    Abstract: A coating material mist remover of the present disclosure includes: a first duct that discharges air containing coating material mist from an outflow port directed downward; a second duct having an inflow port opened in a horizontal direction; and an incinerable intermediate filter that is detachably connected between the first duct and the second duct and removes the coating material mist from the air. The coating material mist remover also includes: a first connection mechanism that can connect and separate the first duct and the intermediate filter; and a second connection mechanism that can connect and separate the second duct and the intermediate filter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignees: TRINITY INDUSTRIAL CORPORATION, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Ryota Saito, Shigeki Fujiwara, Kenji Tajima, Kai Takishima
  • Patent number: 11485397
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a novel trolley coupling structure that allows coupling of base parts of trolleys aligned in the vertical or horizontal direction. The present invention provides a trolley coupling structure in which a first receiving recess part is provided in a base part of one trolley, a second receiving recess part is provided in a base part of another trolley, a locking member is pivotally attached to the first receiving recess part, a recess part body and a bent section are formed in the respective first and second receiving recess parts, and retaining of the locking member is achieved by constraining and locking a constraining piece part of the locking member at the bent section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: NANSIN CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Akinori Saito, Kenji Yamaguchi, Nao Kanamori
  • Publication number: 20220343232
    Abstract: An autonomous vehicle which transports a user through autonomous driving, having: a body temperature sensor that detects a body temperature of the user; in-cabin signage attached in a vehicle cabin; and a sanitation controller that adjusts a sanitation state in the vehicle cabin. When the body temperature of the user detected by the body temperature sensor is greater than or equal to a predetermined threshold, the sanitation controller causes the in-cabin signage to display a sanitation caution message.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2022
    Publication date: October 27, 2022
    Inventors: Kosuke SAKAKIBARA, Yoichi ONISHI, Kenji KANAMORI, Yusuke MATSUKAWA, Kei KAWASAKI, Mahito OSUKA, Keisuke SAITO
  • Publication number: 20220332351
    Abstract: Provided is a vehicle operation system including a first operation management server and a second operation management server. The first operation management server calculates a running route to the destination, a border point, and a scheduled arrival time at which the first vehicle is to arrive at the border point, and informs the second operation management server of these. Further, the first operation management server sends an operation instruction to the first vehicle to instruct it to run from the current position to the border point. The second operation management server sends an operation signal to a second vehicle to instruct it to arrive at the border point by the informed scheduled arrival time, and then to run from the border point to the destination after the user transfers from the first vehicle to the second vehicle at the border point.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2022
    Publication date: October 20, 2022
    Inventors: Kosuke SAKAKIBARA, Yoichi ONISHI, Kenji KANAMORI, Yusuke MATSUKAWA, Kei KAWASAKI, Mahito OSUKA, Keisuke SAITO
  • Publication number: 20220334822
    Abstract: A software updating method for transmitting update data for software installed in vehicle controllers via wireless communication from an operation managing server to a plurality of vehicles on which the vehicle controllers are respectively mounted, for causing each of the vehicle controllers to update the software, in which the operation managing server is configured to group the plurality of vehicles into a plurality of groups, and vary timings of causing the vehicle controllers to update the software on a group-by-group basis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2022
    Publication date: October 20, 2022
    Inventors: Kosuke SAKAKIBARA, Yoichi ONISHI, Kenji KANAMORI, Yusuke MATSUKAWA, Kei KAWASAKI, Mahito OSUKA, Keisuke SAITO
  • Patent number: 11466337
    Abstract: Disclosed is a high-strength sheet containing: C: 0.15% by mass to 0.35% by mass, a total of Si and Al: 0.5% by mass to 3.0% by mass, Al: 0.01% by mass or more, N: 0.01% by mass or less, Mn: 1.0% by mass to 4.0% by mass, P: 0.05% by mass or less, and S: 0.01% by mass or less, with the balance being Fe and inevitable impurities, wherein the steel structure satisfies that: a ferrite fraction is 5% or less, the total fraction of tempered martensite and tempered bainite is 60% or more, the amount of retained austenite is 10% or more, MA has an average size of 1.0 ?m or less, retained austenite has an average size of 1.0 ?m or less, retained austenite having a size of 1.5 ?m or more accounts for 2% or more of the total amount of retained austenite, and the amount of solute nitrogen in a steel sheet is 0.002% by mass or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: Kobe Steel, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hirokazu Natsumeda, Toshio Murakami, Kenji Saito, Tadao Murata
  • Publication number: 20220319228
    Abstract: A face authentication apparatus includes a face image acquisition unit that acquires, as a first face image, a face image of a user who moves from a first area to a second area via a gate provided between the first area and the second area, a collation unit that performs face authentication, a flow rate measurement unit that measures a flow rate of users who move from the first area to the second area via the gate and a flow rate of users who move from the second area to the first area via the gate, and a security level determination unit that determines the security level of the first area and the security level of the second area on the basis of the flow rates measured.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2022
    Publication date: October 6, 2022
    Applicant: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Taketo KOCHI, Kenji SAITO
  • Publication number: 20220304747
    Abstract: Provided is a high-frequency treatment tool including: a sheath having an inner hole that passes therethrough in a longitudinal direction; a first electrode portion that is formed in a rod shape, that passes through the inner hole of the sheath to protrude from a distal end of the sheath, and that is configured to apply a high-frequency current; a second electrode portion that is disposed at a position at which the second electrode portion is electrically connected with the first electrode portion; and a power source that uses the first electrode portion as a negative electrode, that uses the second electrode portion as a positive electrode, and that supply a current between the first electrode portion and the second electrode portion so that a state in which attached matter attached to the first electrode portion is lifted from the first electrode portion due to osmosis is created.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2022
    Publication date: September 29, 2022
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yasuo MIYANO, Yoshinori HIGUCHI, Kenji MURAKAMI, Shohei KAMADA, Yoshitaka KAMIYA, Masayoshi SAITO
  • Publication number: 20220297058
    Abstract: The embodiments provide an eco-friendly carbon dioxide fixation method and a system for carrying out the method. The carbon dioxide fixation method according to the embodiment includes: immersing a magnesium alloy in an aqueous solvent; blowing carbon dioxide-containing gas into the aqueous solvent; and electrically energizing and thereby subjecting the aqueous solvent to electrolysis treatment so as to produce precipitates containing magnesium carbonate. This method can be carried out in a system having: a treating bath for storing a magnesium alloy and an aqueous solvent to treat a magnesium alloy in which said magnesium alloy is treated, a gas-introducing unit for blowing carbon dioxide-containing gas into the aqueous solvent, a pair of electrodes for applying voltage to the aqueous solvent so as to conduct electrolysis treatment, and a power control unit connected to the electrodes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2021
    Publication date: September 22, 2022
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Kenji SANO, Hitomi SAITO, Hirohisa MIYAMOTO, Toshihiro IMADA
  • Patent number: 11447569
    Abstract: Provided are anti-PAD4 antibodies having excellent properties and an excellent method for treatment of RA. Used are anti-PAD4 antibodies that specifically bind to an epitope containing positions 345, 347, and 348 of PAD4. These anti-PAD4 antibodies may inhibit the citrullination activity of PAD4. In addition, these anti-PAD4 antibodies may have a KD (M) of 9.0×10?9 or less. Optionally, the anti-PAD4 antibody and a TNF? inhibitor are used in combination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignees: PUBLIC UNIVERSITY CORPORATION YOKOHAMA CITY UNIVERSITY, PUBLIC UNIVERSITY CORPORATION NAGOYA CITY UNIVERSITY, PHARMA FOODS INTERNATIONAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Mamoru Sato, Michiyuki Yamada, Satoshi Kanazawa, Masayoshi Toyoura, Yuji Shoya, Kenji Saito, Chihiro Yamazaki
  • Patent number: 11443875
    Abstract: A wire harness manufacturing system includes a display unit, a wire cutting machine that draws an electric wire from a wire feed reel and cuts the electric wire to a predetermined length, a control unit that directs the display unit to display a wire laying image and wire work identification information for identifying a work regarding each electric wire, the wire laying image including a plurality of wire images showing the plurality of electric wire in the laid state and the wire work identification information being displayed in the vicinity of the corresponding wire image, and a memory unit that stores the wire laying image and work instruction information so as to correspond to the wire work identification information, the work instruction information including cut length of the electric wire. The control unit sends the cut length information to the wire cutting machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: HITACHI METALS, LTD.
    Inventors: Kenji Kawase, Masaru Ishikawa, Hideki Saito, Hajime Maejo
  • Patent number: 11434341
    Abstract: A resin sheet with a pressure-sensitive adhesive layer including the resin sheet. The resin sheet including a main surface A and a main surface B opposite to each other across a thickness “d”, where the resin sheet has a 50% compression load of 20 N/cm2 or less at 23±5° C. in a direction of the thickness “d”, which is measured in conformity with a method of measuring a compression hardness described in JIS K 6767:1999; where the resin sheet has a Poisson's ratio at 23° C. of 0.10 or less; and the resin sheet has a thickness recovery ratio of 40% or more when compressed by 20% in the direction of the thickness “d” at 23° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: NITTO DENKO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yusuke Yamanari, Makoto Saito, Akira Hirao, Kenji Furuta
  • Publication number: 20220270828
    Abstract: A solid electrolytic capacitor according to an aspect of the present disclosure includes a tantalum lead-out wire and a capacitor element. The capacitor element includes an anode body, a dielectric layer, a solid electrolyte layer, and a cathode body. The tantalum lead-out wire penetrates the capacitor element in a penetrating direction, cross sections of the tantalum lead-out wire and the capacitor element perpendicular to the penetrating direction include a rectangular shape, a longitudinal direction of the cross sections extending in a horizontal direction, and a value of Wc/Wd is less than 0.5, where We is a vertical length of the cross section of the tantalum lead-out wire perpendicular to the penetrating direction and Wd is a vertical length of the cross section of the capacitor element perpendicular to the penetrating direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2022
    Publication date: August 25, 2022
    Inventors: Kazuaki SAITO, Masami ISHIJIMA, Kenji ARAKI, Daisuke TAKADA
  • Patent number: 11409890
    Abstract: A video recording apparatus includes an illumination apparatus applying a modulated illumination light, a control apparatus controlling the illumination apparatus, an imaging apparatus imaging the illumination light and an object at the same time to generate video data; and a storage apparatus storing the video data generated by the imaging apparatus. The control apparatus generates encrypted data by using at least a portion of the video data imaged by the imaging apparatus and encryption information generated as information changing in accordance with a date and time and used for encryption and controls the illumination apparatus such that the illumination light is modulated by the generated encrypted data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Taishi Asano, Kenji Tachibana, Shunsuke Saito, Masaharu Hirohata
  • Publication number: 20220242766
    Abstract: A wastewater treatment apparatus includes a treatment mechanism that treats a wastewater containing an organic chromaticity component with an enzyme produced by Bacillus proteolyticus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2022
    Publication date: August 4, 2022
    Inventors: Miwa SAITO, Takumi OBARA, Jinyang HU, Kenji KAKINUMA
  • Patent number: 11403873
    Abstract: A face authentication apparatus includes a face image acquisition unit that acquires, as a first face image, a face image of a user who moves from a first area to a second area via a gate provided between the first area and the second area, a collation unit that performs face authentication, a flow rate measurement unit that measures a flow rate of users who move from the first area to the second area via the gate and a flow rate of users who move from the second area to the first area via the gate, and a security level determination unit that determines the security level of the first area and the security level of the second area on the basis of the flow rates measured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Taketo Kochi, Kenji Saito