Patents by Inventor Kenji Sasaki

Kenji Sasaki 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: 20210325646
    Abstract: A lens 1 has unevenness within an optical effective diameter D of an optical surface 2, an arithmetic mean roughness Ra within the optical effective diameter D of the optical surface 2 is 20 nm or more and 50 nm or less, and an average value of widths W of protrusion portions 3 of the unevenness on an average line C2 of a roughness curve C1 of the optical surface 2 is 1/200 or more and 1/50 or less of the optical effective diameter D of the optical surface 2. The lens 1 is suitably used as a lens that composes a zoom lens or an imaging lens.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2021
    Publication date: October 21, 2021
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Kenji ITO, Toshio SASAKI, Masayasu KONISHI, Michio CHO
  • Publication number: 20210327775
    Abstract: An amplifier IC mounted on a multilayer board includes input, output, and common terminals. The multilayer board includes common, input, and output terminals on board side. These terminals are connected to the corresponding terminals on device side via bumps. On the lower surface of the multilayer board, a lower surface common terminal is arranged at a location overlapping the common terminal in plan view. First, second, and third via conductors are sequentially arranged toward the lower surface common terminal from the common terminal. An input via conductor is connected to the input terminal on board side. In plan view, the area of the first common via conductor is larger than any one of the areas of the second and third common via conductors and the input via conductor. In plan view, the area of bump of the common terminal is larger than the area of bump of the input terminal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2021
    Publication date: October 21, 2021
    Applicant: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shigeki KOYA, Yoshimitsu TAKENOUCHI, Kenji SASAKI, Masao KONDO
  • Publication number: 20210311407
    Abstract: An electroconductive roll includes a core member, a rubber base material disposed around the core member, and a surface layer disposed around the rubber base material. The surface area of the surface layer per unit projected area is equal to or greater than 1.255, and is equal to or less than 6.635.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2019
    Publication date: October 7, 2021
    Inventors: Kousuke OURA, Shogo SUZUKI, Satoshi FUKUOKA, Kenji SASAKI
  • Publication number: 20210310146
    Abstract: There is provided a surface-treated steel sheet (1) comprising: a tin-plated steel sheet (10) obtained by tin-plating a steel sheet (11); a phosphate compound layer (20) containing tin phosphate formed on the tin-plated steel sheet (10); and an aluminum-oxygen compound layer (30) on the phosphate compound layer (20), a main constituent of the aluminum-oxygen compound layer (30) being an aluminum-oxygen compound; wherein, when the 3 d5/2 spectrum of tin in the aluminum-oxygen compound layer (30) is determined using an X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, the ratio of the integration value of the profile derived from tin oxide to the integration value of the profile derived from tin phosphate (tin oxide/tin phosphate) is 6.9 or more.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2021
    Publication date: October 7, 2021
    Inventors: Kunihiro YOSHIMURA, Masanobu MATSUBARA, Marie SASAKI, Akihiro YOSHIDA, Kenji YANADA, Munemitsu HIROTSU
  • Publication number: 20210310143
    Abstract: There is provided a surface-treated steel sheet (1) comprising: a tin-plated steel sheet (10) obtained by tin-plating a steel sheet (11); a phosphate compound layer (20) containing tin phosphate formed on the tin-plated steel sheet (10); and an aluminum-oxygen compound layer (30) formed on the phosphate compound layer (20), a main constituent of the aluminum-oxygen compound layer being an aluminum-oxygen compound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2021
    Publication date: October 7, 2021
    Inventors: Kunihiro YOSHIMURA, Masanobu MATSUBARA, Marie SASAKI, Akihiro YOSHIDA, Kenji YANADA, Munemitsu HIROTSU
  • Publication number: 20210303214
    Abstract: A memory system includes a non-volatile memory and a controller that includes a first memory and is configured to write log data to the first memory, including a history of commands for controlling the memory system. An information processing system includes the memory system and an information processing device configured to store an expected value and to transmit a signal that instructs the memory system to stop when a value of the log data transmitted from the memory system does not match the expected value. The expected value and the transmitted value are determined based on the log data of the memory system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2021
    Publication date: September 30, 2021
    Inventors: Takeshi NAKANO, Akihiko ISHIHARA, Shingo TANIMOTO, Yasuaki NAKAZATO, Shinji MAEDA, Minoru UCHIDA, Kenji SAKAUE, Koichi INOUE, Yosuke KINO, Takumi SASAKI, Mikio TAKASUGI, Kouji SAITOU, Hironori NAGAI, Shinya TAKEDA, Akihito TOUHATA, Masaru OGAWA, Akira AOKI
  • Publication number: 20210305949
    Abstract: Multiple bipolar transistors are disposed side by side in the first direction on a substrate. Multiple first capacitance devices are provided corresponding to the respective base electrodes of the bipolar transistors. A radio frequency signal is supplied to the bipolar transistors through the first capacitance devices. Resistive devices are provided corresponding to the respective base electrodes of the bipolar transistors. A base bias is supplied to the bipolar transistors through the resistive devices. The first capacitance devices are disposed on the same side relative to the second direction orthogonal to the first direction, when viewed from the bipolar transistors. At least one of the first capacitance devices is disposed so as to overlap another first capacitance device partially when viewed in the second direction from the bipolar transistors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2021
    Publication date: September 30, 2021
    Applicant: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shaojun MA, Yasunari UMEMOTO, Kenji SASAKI
  • Publication number: 20210302858
    Abstract: An electroconductive roll includes a core member, a rubber base material disposed around the core member, and a surface layer disposed around the rubber base material. The density of peaks Spd of the surface of the surface layer is equal to or greater than 93,406 (1/mm2), and is equal to or less than 153,027 (1/mm2).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2019
    Publication date: September 30, 2021
    Inventors: Kousuke OURA, Shogo SUZUKI, Satoshi FUKUOKA, Kenji SASAKI
  • Patent number: 11117770
    Abstract: A sheet stacking apparatus includes an ejector, a stacker, a wall, and an upper surface detector. The ejector ejects a sheet, and the stacker stacks the sheet ejected from the ejector. The wall contacts a trailing end of the sheet ejected from the ejector in an ejection direction to align the sheet. The upper surface detector detects an upper surface on a trailing end side of the sheet stacked on the stacker in the ejection direction. When the sheet moves toward the wall, the upper surface detector moves from a home position in which the upper surface detector detects the upper surface of the sheet to a retracted position in which the upper surface detector does not contact the sheet moving toward the wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Hisayoshi Sugawara, Kei Sasaki, Junya Suzuki, Koji Furuta, Yasuo Niikura, Kazuki Mishina, Kenji Hari, Yuuta Mori, Yuusuke Shibasaki
  • Patent number: 11101472
    Abstract: A resin film equipped MEA of a power generation cell includes a membrane electrode assembly and a resin film. An inner peripheral end of a first frame shaped sheet of the resin film is positioned outside an outer peripheral end of a cathode, and faces the outer peripheral end of the cathode so as to be separated by a gap. An inner peripheral portion of a second frame shaped sheet is held between the anode and the cathode. A first metal separator facing the first frame shaped sheet is provided with protruding support structure configured to support an inner peripheral portion of the first frame shaped sheet and an outer peripheral portion of the cathode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kenji Sasaki, Yutaka Ebato, Takaaki Shikano, Takashi Kato, Sho Nakajima
  • Publication number: 20210255556
    Abstract: An electroconductive roll includes a core member, a rubber base material disposed around the core member, and a surface layer disposed around the rubber base material. The arithmetic mean peak curvature Spc of a surface of the surface layer is equal to or greater than 1,880 (1/mm), and is equal to or less than 14,024 (1/mm).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2019
    Publication date: August 19, 2021
    Inventors: Kousuke OURA, Shogo SUZUKI, Satoshi FUKUOKA, Kenji SASAKI
  • Publication number: 20210257873
    Abstract: A first portion of an insulator is provided on a first region of an end surface of a tooth. A second portion of the insulator is provided on a second region of the end surface of the tooth so as to be separated from the first portion in a circumferential direction. A third portion of the insulator is connected to fourth side ends of the first portion and the second portion in a radial direction. A coil includes a crossing portion in a coil end. A stator includes an insert body in a housing space. The insert is made of a material having a higher thermal conductivity than a material forming the insulator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2019
    Publication date: August 19, 2021
    Applicant: TOP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuji Amaya, Norihito Shimode, Yuga Hashizume, Takao Sakai, Kenji Sasaki
  • Patent number: 11086149
    Abstract: An electro-optic device is provided with a substrate, an optical waveguide formed of a lithium niobate film with a ridge shape on the substrate, and an electrode that applies an electric field to the optical waveguide. The optical waveguide includes a first waveguide section provided at least in an electric field application region applied with the electric field and having a thickness of 1 ?m or larger and a second waveguide section provided in a region other than the electric field application region and having a thickness of 0.3 ?m or larger and less than 1 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignees: TDK CORPORATION, FUJITSU OPTICAL COMPONENTS LIMITED
    Inventors: Shinji Iwatsuka, Kenji Sasaki, Hiroki Hara, Yasuhiro Ohmori, Masaharu Doi, Shintaro Takeuchi, Yoshihiko Yoshida, Yoshinobu Kubota
  • Publication number: 20210137078
    Abstract: Provided are a livestock sensor device, a livestock astasia inference method, a livestock astasia inference program, and a livestock management system that are capable of preventing damage to stockbreeders. According to an embodiment of the present technology, there is provided a livestock sensor device including a postural-state determination unit, a state inference unit, a transmission unit, and a casing. The postural-state determination unit determines in which of a prostrate state and a non-prostrate state a livestock animal has been on a basis of output values from an acceleration sensor. The state inference unit infers whether or not the livestock animal has developed astasia on a basis of a duration of the prostrate state. The transmission unit transmits, to a server, an astasia-notification data item indicating that an inference that the livestock animal has developed the astasia is made when the inference that the livestock animal has developed the astasia is made.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2018
    Publication date: May 13, 2021
    Inventors: HIDETATSU YAMAMOTO, SEIJI OHISHI, HIDETOSHI ISAWA, KAZUHIKO TSUJI, NAOKI TAMAI, HIDEAKI KAMEI, YOSHINORI USAMI, TAKESHI NEGORO, KOICHI YAMAGUCHI, KAZUYA TERASAKI, OSAMU MIKI, KENJI SASAKI, TOMOYA IMAMURA, MAMI MAMIYA
  • Publication number: 20210125982
    Abstract: On a single-crystal semiconductor substrate with an upper surface including a first direction in which an inverted mesa step extends and a second direction in which a forward mesa step extends in response to anisotropic etching in which an etching rate depends on crystal plane orientation, a bipolar transistor including a collector layer, a base layer, and an emitter layer that are epitaxially grown, and a base wire connected to the base layer are arranged. A step is provided at an edge of the base layer, and the base wire is extended from inside to outside of the base layer in a direction intersecting the first direction in a plan view. An intersection of the edge of the base layer and the base wire has a disconnection prevention structure that makes it difficult for step-caused disconnection of the base wire to occur.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2021
    Publication date: April 29, 2021
    Inventors: Kenji SASAKI, Yasuhisa YAMAMOTO
  • Patent number: 10985302
    Abstract: A system and method are provided for repairing an emissive display. Following assembly, the emissive substrate is inspected to determine defective array sites, and defect items are removed using a pick-and-remove process. In one aspect, the emissive substrate includes an array of wells, with emissive elements located in the wells, but not electrically connected to the emissive substrate. If the emissive elements are light emitting diodes (LEDs), then the emissive substrate is exposed to ultraviolet illumination to photoexcite the array of LED, so that LED illumination can be measured to determine defective array sites. The defect items may be determined to be misaligned, mis-located, or non-functional emissive elements, or debris. Subsequent to determining these defect items, the robotic pick-and-remove process is used to remove them. The pick-and-remove process can also be repurposed to populate empty wells with replacement emissive elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: eLUX, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenji Sasaki, Paul J. Schuele, Kurt Ulmer, Jong-Jan Lee
  • Publication number: 20210108717
    Abstract: A gear shift operation device for a vehicle to which a multiple-stage automatic transmission is mounted, is provided. By a control lever being manually operated in a range switchable mode, a range position is switched at least between a D-range where automatic transmission is performed and an R-range, and by the control lever being manually operated in a manual transmission mode, a gear change is performed. An operation reaction force when the control lever is manually operated is set larger when the gear change is performed in the manual transmission mode than when the range position is switched in the range switchable mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2020
    Publication date: April 15, 2021
    Inventors: Hajime Oyama, Kenji Sasaki, Junichi Kubo, Hideyuki Nishi, Kenta Kubo, Yasuhiko Shinya, Takashi Hasegawa, Shigeo Yoshikawa
  • Publication number: 20210103165
    Abstract: An electro-optic device is provided with a substrate, an optical waveguide formed of a lithium niobate film with a ridge shape on the substrate, and an electrode that applies an electric field to the optical waveguide. The optical waveguide includes a modulation waveguide provided in an electric field application region applied with the electric field and having a thickness of 1 ?m or larger and a bent waveguide provided in a region other than the electric field application region and having a curvature radius of 16 ?m or larger and 80 ?m or smaller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2020
    Publication date: April 8, 2021
    Inventors: Shinji IWATSUKA, Kenji SASAKI, Hiroki HARA, Yasuhiro OHMORI, Masaharu DOI, Shintaro TAKEUCHI, Yoshihiko YOSHIDA, Yoshinobu KUBOTA
  • Patent number: 10972060
    Abstract: In a radio frequency power amplifier, a semiconductor chip includes at least one first transistor amplifying a radio frequency signal, a first external-connection conductive member connected to the first transistor, a bias circuit including a second transistor that applies a bias voltage to the first transistor, and a second external-connection conductive member connected to the second transistor. The second external-connection conductive member at least partially overlaps with the second transistor when viewed in plan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kenji Sasaki, Isao Obu, Takayuki Tsutsui
  • Publication number: 20210098403
    Abstract: Two transistor rows are arranged on or in a substrate. Each of the two transistor rows is configured by a plurality of transistors aligned in a first direction, and the two transistor rows are arranged at an interval in a second direction orthogonal to the first direction. A first wiring is arranged between the two transistor rows when seen from above. The first wiring is connected to collectors or drains of the plurality of transistors in the two transistor rows. The first bump overlaps with the first wiring when seen from above, is arranged between the two transistor rows, and is connected to the first wiring.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2020
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Applicant: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masao KONDO, Kenji SASAKI, Shigeki KOYA, Shinnosuke TAKAHASHI