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).

  • Publication number: 20210355009
    Abstract: A water treatment apparatus includes a flat plate and a remover. The flat plate rotates so as to be partially immersed in raw water and to which microorganisms that purify the raw water are attached. The remover removes part of the microorganisms adhering to the flat plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2021
    Publication date: November 18, 2021
    Inventors: Jinyang HU, Takumi OBARA, Miwa SAITO, Shinobu MONIWA, Kenji KAKINUMA, Nobuhiro OOTSUKI
  • Publication number: 20210340804
    Abstract: An information processing device of the present invention includes: a matching means that executes a matching process of performing matching between an object within a captured image obtained by capturing a pre-passing side region of a gate and a previously registered object; a distance estimating means that estimates a distance from the gate to the object within the captured image by using a reference value set based on an attribute of the object within the captured image; and a gate controlling means that controls opening and closing of the gate based on a result of the matching and the estimated distance to the object within the captured image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2019
    Publication date: November 4, 2021
    Applicant: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Taketo KOCHI, Kenji SAITO
  • Publication number: 20210343099
    Abstract: A face authentication apparatus includes a face image acquisition unit, a collation unit, a time measurement unit, and a threshold change unit. The face image acquisition unit acquires a face image of an authentication target. The collation unit performs face authentication on the face image of the authentication target on the basis of a threshold. The time measurement unit measures the elapsed time from the time of starting operation of the face authentication apparatus. The threshold change unit restricts changing of the threshold to a value larger than a value determined depending on the measured elapsed time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Publication date: November 4, 2021
    Applicant: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Taketo KOCHI, Kenji SAITO
  • Patent number: 11163979
    Abstract: A face authentication apparatus includes a face image acquisition unit that acquires a face image of an authentication target, a collation unit that performs face authentication by calculating similarity between face information of the face image of the authentication target and reference face image of each registered user and comparing the similarity with a threshold, a prediction unit that predicts a change in the similarity on the basis of similarity history on authentication success, and a threshold change unit that changes the threshold on the basis of the prediction result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Taketo Kochi, Kenji Saito
  • Patent number: 11143404
    Abstract: There is provided a combustor including a nozzle main body (16) that includes a shaft body (24) which extends along an axis and has, inside the shaft body (24), a purge air flow path (29), which extends along the axis to a tip portion of the shaft body (24) and into which compressed air is introduced, and an air spraying hole (39), which is formed in the tip portion of the shaft body (24) and connects the purge air flow path (29) to an outer surface of the shaft body (24), a swirling blade (26), which overhangs from an outer circumferential surface of the shaft body (24) in a diameter direction of the axis and swirls a fluid flowing to a downstream side of an axial direction around the axis, and a fuel spraying hole (38), and a sealing member (40) that seals the air spraying hole (39) and is formed of a metal having a melting point lower than a melting point of a metal forming the nozzle main body (16).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI POWER, LTD.
    Inventors: Taehwan Kim, Keijiro Saito, Shinji Akamatsu, Kenji Miyamoto
  • Patent number: 11142049
    Abstract: Provided is a resin back door for a hatchback vehicle including a resin inner panel, a resin outer panel, and a lower-side reinforcing member made of metal extending in a vehicle width direction to be fixed to a lower side portion of the inner panel. The lower-side reinforcing member is locked to a vehicle lower structure via a door lock mechanism when the resin back door is closed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignees: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KYUSHU KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kenji Chiba, Takayuki Okubo, Kiyokazu Nitta, Futoshi Saito
  • Patent number: 11139409
    Abstract: When upper-lower positional relationship on an optical path is defined such that the primary concentrating portion is at an upper position than the secondary concentrating portion, the secondary concentrating portion includes: a secondary lens provided above the power generating element; a lens supporting portion configured to support the secondary lens; and a shielding plate being a flat-plate-shaped member preventing sunlight to pass therethrough whereas allowing an upper portion of the secondary lens to be exposed from a hole formed in the flat-plate-shaped member, the shielding plate being fixed in a state of being mounted to the lens supporting portion, the shielding plate being configured to block light converging at a position outside the secondary lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Youichi Nagai, Takashi Iwasaki, Kenji Saito, Kazumasa Toya
  • Publication number: 20210295074
    Abstract: An emotion estimation apparatus includes a recording section that records one or more events that cause a change in an emotion of a person and prediction information for predicting, for each event, an occurrence of the event; an event predicting section that predicts the occurrence of the event, based on detection of the prediction information; and a frequency setting section that sets a frequency with which an estimation of the emotion is performed. If the occurrence of the event is predicted by the event predicting section, the frequency setting section sets the frequency to be higher than in a case where the occurrence of the event is not predicted, and also sets the frequency based on the content of the event.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2021
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Inventors: Kenji OKUMA, Takashi OKADA, Kota SAITO, Seungho CHOI, Yoshikazu MATSUO, Naoki KIKUCHI, Katsuya IKENOBU
  • Publication number: 20210295049
    Abstract: It is desirable to provide a technology making it possible to enhance noticeability of a virtual object. Provided is an information processing apparatus (10) that includes a display controlling section (129) that causes a display device to start displaying a first virtual object while a user is moving in a real space, performs distance keeping control to substantially keep a distance between the user and the first virtual object, ends the distance keeping control in a case where a predetermined condition is satisfied, and changes the distance between the user and the first virtual object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2019
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Inventors: KENJI SUGIHARA, MARI SAITO
  • Patent number: 11118677
    Abstract: A transmission control device is used in an automatic transmission device including a transmission gear having friction coupling portions that are changed between a coupled state and an uncoupled state, and configuring transmission stages corresponding to a combination of the coupled state and the uncoupled state, and a hydraulic control device. The device includes: a determination unit determining a change in the transmission stage; and an output unit setting a target value of the hydraulic pressure, and outputting the target value to the hydraulic control device. In a case where one transmission stage is changed to another, the output unit increases the target value to a first value for a first friction coupling portion in the uncoupled state in the one transmission stage, thereafter, to a second value smaller than the first value and maintaining the uncoupled state, and thereafter, to a third value greater than the second value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Koji Harada, Futoshi Hattori, Koichi Saito, Kenji Aoki
  • Publication number: 20210275959
    Abstract: The embodiment provides a composite that allows the release of acid gas, even the continuous release of acid gas, at low temperature and with a high acid-gas release rate in a regeneration tower of an acid gas removal apparatus, and a regenerator and an acid gas removal apparatus, in both of which the composite is used, and a method of acid gas removal. The composite according to the embodiment is capable of separating an acid gas from an acid gas absorbent, which has absorbed the acid gas, to regenerate the acid gas absorbent, wherein the composite contains an inorganic layered compound and an aluminum-containing oxide. Also provided are a regenerator using the composite to regenerate an acid gas absorbent that has absorbed an acid gas by allowing the acid gas absorbent to release the acid gas, and an acid gas removal apparatus equipped with the regenerator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2020
    Publication date: September 9, 2021
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA, Minato-ku, JAPAN
    Inventors: Hitomi SAITO, Kenji SANO, Toshihiro IMADA, Akiko SUZUKI
  • Patent number: 11101395
    Abstract: This wiring module includes: a wiring substrate; a base portion at which the wiring substrate is placed; and an adhesive layer configured to adhere the wiring substrate to the base portion, wherein the wiring substrate includes: a land portion configured to have a power generating element mounted thereto; and a wire portion configured to be electrically connected to the power generating element, the adhesive layer has: a land adhesion region configured to adhere the land portion to the base portion; and a wire adhesion region configured to adhere the wire portion to the base portion, and a width of the wire adhesion region is smaller than a width of the land adhesion region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazumasa Toya, Takashi Iwasaki, Youichi Nagai, Koji Mori, Kenji Saito, Rui Mikami, Takeshi Yamana
  • Publication number: 20210246225
    Abstract: To obtain an anti-PAD2 antibody having excellent PAD2 inhibitory activity. Provided is an anti-PAD2 antibody that specifically binds to positions 341 to 357 of PAD2. Also provided is an anti-PAD2 antibody that specifically binds to a peptide consisting of an amino acid sequence set forth in SEQ ID NO: 1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2019
    Publication date: August 12, 2021
    Inventors: Kenji SAITO, Tomoko SAKATA, Takaaki KAWANOBE, Keita KOGA
  • Publication number: 20210243881
    Abstract: A precursor body, of a flexible printed circuit, which is developed and provided on a bottom surface of a housing of a concentrator photovoltaic module for concentrating sunlight and generating power, includes: a plurality of strip-shaped flexible substrates extending in an X direction when one direction is defined as the X direction; a printed circuit unit including a plurality of cells mounted on the flexible substrates at equal intervals in the X direction and an electric circuit related to the cells; and a plurality of connection bands connecting the plurality of flexible substrates to each other in a state where the plurality of flexible substrates are aligned so as to be close to each other in a Y direction orthogonal to the X direction, the plurality of connection bands extending in the Y direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2019
    Publication date: August 5, 2021
    Applicant: SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Kenji SAITO, Yukio KOIKE, Youichi NAGAI, Kazumasa TOYA
  • Publication number: 20210194426
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a solar photovoltaic power generation apparatus includes: forming a solar cell array by attaching a plurality of solar cell modules to a fixing member; and attaching the solar cell array to a support arm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2019
    Publication date: June 24, 2021
    Applicant: SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki KONAKA, Koji MORI, Kenji SAITO, Ryusuke IMAI
  • Publication number: 20210175849
    Abstract: A housing unit including a first opening, an internal space in communication with the first opening, a through hole that allows communication from the outside to the internal space, and a porous membrane that covers the first through hole is prepared. A pressure in the internal space is measured while the first porous membrane covers the first through hole and the first opening in the housing unit is closed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2019
    Publication date: June 10, 2021
    Applicant: SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Yukio KOIKE, Kenji SAITO, Ryusuke IMAI
  • Publication number: 20210167725
    Abstract: This method for detecting a poor module-mounting-state in a concentrator photovoltaic apparatus includes: photographing a surface of an array by an imaging device; obtaining an image in which a virtual image, magnified through a condenser lens, of a light receiving portion including a cell and a vicinity thereof is formed, and a collection of pixels of the virtual image forms a composite virtual image of an entirety of the light receiving portion, the composite virtual image being projected over a plurality of modules; and detecting a poor module-mounting-state based on a form of the composite virtual image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2018
    Publication date: June 3, 2021
    Applicant: SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Takashi IWASAKI, Koji MORI, Kenji SAITO, Kazushi IYATANI, Yoshikazu KOGETSU
  • Patent number: 10995135
    Abstract: [Problem] An object of the present invention is to provide a detection marker that can simply and rapidly detect Mycoplasma pneumoniae, which is a pathogen of mycoplasma pneumonia, at a high sensitivity, a specific antibody against the marker, and also an immunological detection method and a kit containing the antibody. [Solution] Infection with Mycoplasma pneumoniae can be rapidly and specifically diagnosed by producing an antibody specifically reactive to P30 protein of Mycoplasma pneumoniae and performing an immunological assay using the P30 protein as a detection marker. The present invention enables easy and rapid detection of Mycoplasma pneumoniae and diagnosis of infection with the bacteria at a hospital or the like without need of specialized instruments or skilled techniques.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: TAUNS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kenji Saito
  • Publication number: 20210126579
    Abstract: This photovoltaic module includes: a power generating element configured to receive sunlight to generate power; and a housing which is closed, the housing having: a concentrating portion provided with a lens configured to concentrate sunlight; a bottom portion in which the power generating element is disposed; and a side wall serving as an outer frame for the bottom portion and supporting the concentrating portion. The side wall is a resin molded body including a resin and glass fibers dispersed in the resin, the resin is one of PET (Polyethylene terephthalate), PBT (Polybutylene Terephthalate), and PP (Polypropylene), and the glass fibers are orientated, in the resin, along a crossing direction that crosses a direction of an optical axis of the lens.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2021
    Publication date: April 29, 2021
    Applicant: Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Makoto INAGAKI, Youichi Nagai, Kenji Saito, Takashi Iwasaki, Rui Mikami, Tomohiro Nemoto
  • Publication number: 20210117655
    Abstract: An information processing device of the present invention includes: an image processing means that extracts a feature value of an object within a captured image obtained by capturing a pre-passing region of a gate, and stores matching information relating to matching of the object based on the feature value; a distance estimating means that estimates a distance from the gate to the object within the captured image; and a matching means that executes matching determination based on the estimated distance and the stored matching information of the object that the distance has been estimated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2019
    Publication date: April 22, 2021
    Applicant: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Taketo KOCHI, Kenji SAITO