Patents by Inventor Kenji Sato

Kenji 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: 20220148888
    Abstract: In a substrate processing method, a substrate with a pattern including a plurality of structures is processed. The substrate processing method includes a step of increasing hydrophilicity of respective surfaces of the structures, by executing predetermined processing on the structures with a non-liquid substance, from that before execution of the predetermined processing; and a step of supplying a processing liquid to the structures after the step of increasing hydrophilicity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2020
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Inventors: Kenji KOBAYASHI, Masanobu SATO, Yuta NAKANO
  • Patent number: 11315295
    Abstract: Perception of the relationship between a comfort level and environmental data is facilitated, and appropriate management of air-conditioning equipment is enabled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Ohta, Natsumi Tamura, Kenji Sato, Satoko Tomita, Kazuyuki Nagahiro, Kazuo Tomisawa, Takayoshi Iida, Hiroyuki Yasuda, Yoshinori Nakajima
  • Patent number: 11309720
    Abstract: A lithium ion battery control device includes an acquirer configured to acquire a determination index related to the degree of occlusion of a lithium ion battery in which a degree of occlusion of lithium ions occluded in graphite of a negative electrode changes in accordance with an amount of stored power, and a controller configured to perform control for causing the lithium ion battery to be charged with power or causing power of the lithium ion battery to be discharged so that the degree of occlusion is close to a degree of occlusion associated with a specific region when a region associated with the degree of occlusion is determined not to be the specific region associated with the degree of occlusion which includes LiC12 having a degree of occlusion represented by a stoichiometric ratio and does not include LiC6 having a degree of occlusion represented by a stoichiometric ratio.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuki Ito, Atsushi Tamai, Kenji Sato, Kazuhito Nakao, Hajime Abe
  • Patent number: 11299994
    Abstract: A first-stage stator vane for a gas turbine includes: a first portion partially defining an airfoil which includes a pressure surface, a suction surface, and a trailing edge; and a second portion positioned at a leading-edge side of the airfoil with respect to the first portion, the second portion having a recess portion or a protruding portion. The recess portion or the protruding portion has a pair of side wall surfaces, and an angle formed between the pair of side wall surfaces is less than 90 angular degrees.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI POWER, LTD.
    Inventors: Kentaro Tokuyama, Kenji Sato, Keisuke Matsuyama, Takaya Koda, Shunsuke Torii, Tetsuya Shimmyo, Shinya Hashimoto, Akihiro Murakami
  • Publication number: 20220108140
    Abstract: A non-transitory computer-readable medium stores computer-readable instructions. The computer-readable instructions are executed by a processor of a pretreatment information generation device that generates pretreatment information to be used in pretreatment on a recording medium by a pretreatment device. The computer-readable instructions that, when executed by the processor, perform processes including receiving image data to be printed on the recording medium, and identifying the pretreatment information to perform the pretreatment with respect to the received image data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2021
    Publication date: April 7, 2022
    Inventors: Shuichi TAMAKI, Takeshi WATANABE, Kenji SATO
  • Patent number: 11280203
    Abstract: A gas turbine includes a plurality of first-stage stator vanes arranged in a circumferential direction, the first-stage stator vanes each including a vane surface having a pressure surface and a suction surface, a first combustor disposed on a suction surface side of one of the first-stage stator vanes, the first combustor having a first combustor outlet which includes a first side wall portion extending along a radial direction, and a second combustor disposed on a pressure surface side of the one of the first-stage stator vanes and adjacent to the first combustor in the circumferential direction. The one of the first-stage stator vanes satisfies 0.05??y/P?0.25, where ?y is a protruding amount of the suction surface from the inner wall surface of the first side wall portion to the circumferential direction, and P is an arrangement pitch of the first-stage stator vanes in the circumferential direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI POWER, LTD.
    Inventors: Tetsuya Shimmyo, Shunsuke Torii, Koichiro Iida, Hitoshi Kitagawa, Kenji Sato, Kentaro Tokuyama
  • Patent number: 11273784
    Abstract: A side support block for a vehicle seat configured to be disposed adjacent to a lateral side of a seat back of the vehicle seat includes an airbag module, a cushion pad having a recessed portion accommodating the airbag module on a rear surface of the seat back, a frame embedded in the cushion pad, and a bracket with which the airbag module is fixed to the frame. The bracket includes a fixing portion to be fixed to a vehicle body, and the fixing portion is disposed behind the airbag module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: TACHI-S CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shuhei Hashimoto, Kenji Sato
  • Patent number: 11260451
    Abstract: A metal powder in which a coating made of one or more types of elements selected from Gd, Ho, Lu, Mo, Nb, Os, Re, Ru, Tb, Tc, Th, Tm, U, V, W, Y, Zr, Cr, Rh, Hf, La, Ce, Pr, Nd, Pm, Sm and Ti is formed on a surface of a copper or copper alloy powder, wherein a thickness of the coating is 5 nm or more and 500 nm or less. A metal powder for metal additive manufacturing based on the laser method which can be efficiently melted with a laser while maintaining the high conductivity of copper or copper alloy, and a molded object produced by using such metal powder are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: JX NIPPON MINING & METALS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshitaka Shibuya, Kenji Sato
  • Patent number: 11254143
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an image forming unit to form an image on a recording medium by discharging liquid droplets onto the medium; and a media heater to heat the medium by contacting a rear surface of the medium opposite a surface of the medium on which the image is formed, in which the media heater includes a contact member with a contact surface having a predetermined curvature that the medium contacts, the contact member is a roller member, and the medium closely contacts the contact surface of the contact member across an entire width of the medium in a direction perpendicular to the media conveyance direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Hoshino, Kenji Sato, Hirokazu Ikenoue, Satoshi Kitaoka, Hideaki Nishimura, Yoko Ishii
  • Patent number: 11232331
    Abstract: A non-transitory computer-readable medium stores computer-readable instructions. The computer-readable instructions are executed by a processor of a pretreatment information generation device that generates pretreatment information to be used in pretreatment on a recording medium by a pretreatment device. The computer-readable instructions that, when executed by the processor, perform processes including receiving image data to be printed on the recording medium, and identifying the pretreatment information to perform the pretreatment with respect to the received image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shuichi Tamaki, Takeshi Watanabe, Kenji Sato
  • Publication number: 20220017097
    Abstract: In a vehicle user-assistance system, a user's voice is acquired before the user enters a vehicle, and the mental state of the user is inferred based on the acquired voice. Then, it is determined whether the inferred mental state is an irritated state compared with a criterial value. When the mental state is an irritated state, navigation that relieves irritation is proposed to the user having entered the vehicle. Thus, the user starts to travel with his or her irritation reduced or relieved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2021
    Publication date: January 20, 2022
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takashi NISHIMOTO, Kenji SATO, Kei YAMAMOTO, Ryuta YAMASAKI
  • Publication number: 20210394655
    Abstract: A vehicle seat on which an occupant of a vehicle is seated, includes: a cover covering a seat frame, a wire harness routed inside the cover, and a flexible wrapping member attached to the seat frame and wrapping a part of the wire harness.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2021
    Publication date: December 23, 2021
    Applicant: TACHI-S CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shuhei Hashimoto, Kenji Sato
  • Publication number: 20210372953
    Abstract: Provided is an X-ray analysis device and an X-ray analysis method capable of easily analyzing a valence of a target element in a sample. A controller 22 of a signal processing device of the X-ray analysis device is provided with: a storage unit 360 for storing a calibration curve generated based on a peak energy of K?1 X-ray and a peak energy of K?2 X-ray emitted from a metal simple substance, a peak energy of K?1 X-ray and a peak energy of K?2 X-ray emitted from each of two or more types of compounds each containing the metal simple substance, and a valence of the metal in each of the two or more types of compounds; a processing unit 302 configured to acquire a peak energy of K?1 X-ray and a peak energy of K?2 X-ray of the metal emitted from the metal contained in an unknown sample; and a calculation unit 308 configured to calculate a mean valence of the metal contained in the unknown sample by applying the obtained peak energy of K?1 X-ray and peak energy of K?2 X-ray to the calibration curve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2021
    Publication date: December 2, 2021
    Inventor: Kenji SATO
  • Publication number: 20210376337
    Abstract: A manufacturing method for manufacturing a fuel cell includes a laser application step and a bonding step. In the laser application step, a laser beam is applied to a carbon film of a separator including a metal plate and the carbon film covering a surface of the metal plate such that the metal plate is exposed by removing the carbon film within an application range of the laser beam. In the bonding step, the separator is bonded to a resin member within a range including at least part of a range where the metal plate is exposed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2021
    Publication date: December 2, 2021
    Inventors: Atsuhiro MIURA, Kenji SATO, Takuya KURIHARA, Takayuki FURUHATA, Atsushi FUKUNISHI, Tomohiro HANGAI, Hiroomi KOBAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20210369220
    Abstract: A valence of a target element of a sample and crystallinity of a sample can be detected with a small device. The analysis device 100 includes: a placement holder 110 for placing a sample S; an X-ray source 11 for irradiating the sample S with X-rays; a first detector 141 for detecting characteristic X-rays generated from the sample S by the irradiation of the X-rays; a second detector 142 for detecting X-rays diffracted by the sample; and a signal processing device 20. The signal processing device 20 detects the valence of the target element of the sample based on the characteristic X-rays detected by the first detector 141, and detects the crystallographic data of the sample based on the X-rays detected by the second detector 142.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2021
    Publication date: December 2, 2021
    Inventor: Kenji SATO
  • Publication number: 20210367544
    Abstract: Provided is a power conversion controller in which variation in reactive power among power conversion controllers can be inhibited while maintaining the running performance of vehicles. The power conversion controller includes a power factor setter that sets a power factor based on a detection value of an overhead line voltage, and a calculator that calculates a reactive current command value by multiplying an active current command value by a tangent of a power factor angle of the power factor. The power factor setter sets a reference value set in advance as the power factor if the detection value is within a reference range, sets a value smaller than the reference value as the power factor if the detection value is below the reference range, and sets a value larger than the reference value as the power factor if the detection value is beyond the reference range.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2020
    Publication date: November 25, 2021
    Inventors: Ken Kunomura, Toshimasa Shimizu, Kenji Sato, Toshiaki Takami
  • Patent number: 11181871
    Abstract: A temperature control unit according to one or more embodiments may include an acquisition unit that is configured to acquire an operation amount from a controller, and an SSR control unit that is configured to perform time proportional output of an instruction to drive or stop a heater to SSR after reflecting the operation amount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: OMRON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshitaka Kikunaga, Kenji Sato
  • Patent number: 11177485
    Abstract: A terminal plate for fuel cell includes a core plate that includes a first opening portion at a position corresponding to a manifold, a cover plate that includes a second opening portion at a position corresponding to the manifold, and is arranged at least on a surface on a side of a unit fuel cell of the core plate, and a resin sheet that is interposed between the core plate and the cover plate, includes a third opening portion at a position corresponding to the manifold, and is arranged at a position facing a manifold forming area. The core plate includes a first metal plate that is arranged at a position facing a power generating area, and a second metal plate that is joined to the first metal plate, includes the first opening portion, and is arranged at a position facing the manifold forming area. Each of the cover plate and the second metal plate is made of a metal material higher in corrosion resistance than the first metal plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takenori Yamasaki, Kenji Sato, Takuya Kurihara
  • Patent number: 11171341
    Abstract: Stacked unit cells 100 of a fuel cell each comprise a membrane electrode assembly 10, a pair of gas separators 40 and 50, and a first sealing portion 26 provided between the pair of gas separators. The fuel cell further comprises a second sealing portion provided between adjacent ones of the unit cells, a first manifold in which reaction gas flows, and a second manifold in which a coolant flows. One of the first sealing portion and the second sealing portion is an adhesive sealing portion, and another one of the first sealing portion and the second sealing portion is formed of a gasket. The adhesive sealing portion and the gasket are provided along the outer circumference of the manifold, in the fuel cell as viewed in a stacking direction. The gasket and the adhesive sealing portion are arranged in this order from a side closer to the manifold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takuya Kurihara, Nobuaki Nonoyama, Kenji Sato, Sachio Okada
  • Publication number: 20210332788
    Abstract: A wind turbine blade includes: a metal receptor including a blade tip of the wind turbine blade; and a blade body portion connected to the metal receptor so as to be positioned on a blade-root side of the metal receptor, the blade body portion having a hollow structure and forming an airfoil shape in a blade tip region of the wind turbine blade with the metal receptor in a joint region to the metal receptor. As seen in a blade-thickness direction of the wind turbine blade, a tangent to a joint line between the metal receptor and the blade body portion at an intersection between the joint line and a leading edge of the wind turbine blade is inclined from a chordwise direction of the wind turbine blade.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2017
    Publication date: October 28, 2021
    Inventors: Kenji SATO, Masayuki HIRAISHI