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).

  • Patent number: 11915068
    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: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shuichi Tamaki, Takeshi Watanabe, Kenji Sato
  • Patent number: 11900190
    Abstract: An acquisition portion of a pretreatment control apparatus acquires identification information capable of identifying a treatment medium (step S1). A first transmission portion transmits a pretreatment instruction based on the identification information to a pretreatment device which performs a pretreatment with respect to the treatment medium (step S13). A second transmission portion transmits a transmission instruction for identified print data based on the identification information, to a storage device which stores print data (step S3). As a result, the pretreatment control apparatus can transmit the pretreatment instruction and the identified print data by acquiring a single piece of identification information. Therefore, the number of processing steps by the pretreatment control apparatus is fewer than when the pretreatment instruction and the identified print data are transmitted by acquiring different information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shuichi Tamaki, Takeshi Watanabe, Kenji Sato
  • Patent number: 11872647
    Abstract: A production method of an additive manufactured object is provided. The method is an EB-based additive manufacturing method of spreading a pure copper powder, preheating the pure copper powder and thereafter partially melting the pure copper powder by scanning the pure copper powder with an electron beam, solidifying the pure copper powder to form a first layer, newly spreading a pure copper powder on the first layer, preheating the pure copper powder and thereafter partially melting the pure copper powder by scanning the pure copper powder with an electron beam, solidifying the pure copper powder to form a second layer, and repeating the foregoing process to add layers. The pure copper powder is a pure copper powder with a Si coating formed thereon, and the preheating temperature is set to be 400° C. or higher and less than 800° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Assignee: JX METALS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hirofumi Watanabe, Hiroyoshi Yamamoto, Yoshitaka Shibuya, Kenji Sato, Satoru Morioka, Akihiko Chiba, Kenta Aoyagi
  • Patent number: 11872992
    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: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takashi Nishimoto, Kenji Sato, Kei Yamamoto, Ryuta Yamasaki
  • Publication number: 20240004380
    Abstract: A data analysis unit includes a validity determination unit that calculates a determination factor for determining the validity of a data analysis process to determine the validity of the data analysis process, and displays the validity determination result on a display device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2021
    Publication date: January 4, 2024
    Inventors: Masayoshi OJIMA, Masahiro YAMAZAKI, Kenji SATO, Yutaka KOBAYASHI, Hideyuki GOTOU
  • Patent number: 11852343
    Abstract: A combustor component of a combustor for combusting fuel to produce a combustion gas includes a combustion cylinder forming a passage for the combustion gas, a first acoustic device which internally includes a first cavity communicating with the passage via a first through hole formed in the combustion cylinder, a second acoustic device which is located on a radially outer side of the first acoustic device so as to cover the first acoustic device, and internally includes a second cavity communicating with the passage via a second through hole formed in the combustion cylinder, and a first communication passage causing the first cavity and an outer space of the combustion cylinder to communicate with each other without via the first through hole and the second cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Shinji Akamatsu, Kenji Sato, Naoki Abe, Taiki Kinoshita, Hiroki Shibata, Norihiko Motoyama
  • Patent number: 11796491
    Abstract: A spectroscopic element and a detector are disposed along a circumference of one Rowland circle. The spectroscopic element has a spectral surface whose length, measured along the Rowland circle, is shorter than a length in the Rowland circle plane, of an irradiation surface irradiated with excitation beams emitted to a sample holder. The spectroscopic element and the sample holder are disposed to separate a group of characteristic X-rays within a common spectral range of the spectroscopic element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Assignee: Shimadzu Corporation
    Inventors: Shinji Miyauchi, Susumu Adachi, Asaka Kohiyama, Takuro Izumi, Takashi Omori, Kenji Sato
  • Patent number: 11795876
    Abstract: An outlet seal connects a combustor that combusts a fuel to generate combustion gas and a shroud for a stator. The outlet seal has a gas path surface, a first connection section, and a second connection section. The shape of the gas path surface in a cross section perpendicular to an axis is an arc centered on the axis. The first connection section is formed at a first side in an axial direction and is connected to the combustor. The second connection section is formed at a second side in the axial direction and is connected to the shroud. The gas path surface has an inclined surface that is inclined with respect to the axis in a cross section including the axis, such that the flow-path area of a combustion-gas flow path is reduced toward the second side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Kenji Sato, Kiyoshi Fujimoto, Norihiko Motoyama, Akihiro Murakami
  • Patent number: 11774101
    Abstract: A combustion tube for a gas turbine including an outlet section having a cross-section of an annular sector-shape. The outlet section includes an outer wall forming an outer peripheral boundary of the annular sector-shape, an inner wall forming an inner peripheral boundary of the annular sector-shape, and a pair of side walls forming boundaries on both sides of the annular sector-shape in a circumferential direction, respectively. The outer wall extends obliquely with respect to the inner wall such that a height of the annular sector-shape decreases toward an outlet opening of the combustion tube. A first side wall extends obliquely with respect to a second side such that a perimeter of the annular sector-shape increases toward the outlet opening of the combustion tube. An inclination angle ?1 of the first side wall with respect to the second side wall satisfies 0<?1?56.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2023
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Kentaro Tokuyama, Kenji Sato, Kenta Taniguchi, Hiroyuki Sakaki, Takashi Hiyama, Satoshi Takiguchi, Yusuke Tanaka
  • Patent number: 11747017
    Abstract: The upstream-side wall portion 54 includes, in the circumferential direction thereof, a first region 31 where air inlets 30 are formed at a lower density, and a second region 32 which is disposed at a position offset from the first region 31 in the circumferential direction, and in which the air inlets 30 are formed at a higher density than in the first region 31.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2023
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshikazu Matsumura, Naoki Abe, Kenji Sato, Shinji Akamatsu, Kenta Taniguchi, Satoshi Takiguchi
  • Patent number: 11740190
    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: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2023
    Assignee: Shimadzu Corporation
    Inventor: Kenji Sato
  • Patent number: 11718211
    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: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2023
    Assignee: TACHI-S CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shuhei Hashimoto, Kenji Sato
  • Patent number: 11705572
    Abstract: A fuel cell includes a membrane electrode assembly having electrodes disposed on both surfaces of an electrolyte membrane, a gas diffusion layer stacked on one surface of the membrane electrode assembly, a resin frame assembled onto the one surface of the membrane electrode assembly so as to surround the outer periphery of the gas diffusion layer apart from the outer periphery of the gas diffusion layer, and a resin sheet disposed between the gas diffusion layer and the resin frame, and the membrane electrode assembly so as to fill a space between the inner periphery of the resin frame and the outer periphery of the gas diffusion layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2023
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Makoto Adachi, Katsuhiko Kinoshita, Yu Ashitaka, Naohiro Mitani, Yusuke Watanabe, Kenji Sato
  • Publication number: 20230187603
    Abstract: A lithium-ion battery electrodeposition detection method includes: a positive-electrode SOC map generation step of irradiating a lithium-ion battery with an X-ray, performing an X-ray diffraction measurement of a positive-electrode active material layer, and generating a positive-electrode SOC map that indicates a distribution of a charging depth along a thickness direction of the positive-electrode active material layer; a SOC difference value detection step of detecting a SOC difference value which is a difference between a maximum value and a minimum value of the positive-electrode SOC map; and a determination step of comparing the SOC difference value with a preset threshold value and determining a presence or absence of a lithium electrodeposition of a negative-electrode active material layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2022
    Publication date: June 15, 2023
    Inventors: Kenji Sato, Atsushi Tamai
  • Patent number: 11674912
    Abstract: The present invention provides an X-ray diffraction measurement apparatus configured to measure properties of an object to be measured M based on X-ray diffraction generated by the object to be measured at an intersection position between an incident optical axis and outgoing optical axes, the X-ray diffraction measurement apparatus including: three slits of a linear shape through which X-rays pass and that are arranged so as to be inclined in an axial direction of the outgoing optical axis; a first two-dimensional detector and a second two-dimensional detector that detect the X-rays passing through the slits within a detection region; and a profile calculator that calculates diffraction profiles indicating intensities of the passing X-rays detected by the two-dimensional detectors, for each of the passing X-rays, thereby being capable of simultaneously obtaining measurement results relating to properties of a plurality of materials having different diffraction angles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2023
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Junji Kuwabara, Kenji Sato, Atsushi Tamai
  • Patent number: 11658312
    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: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2023
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Atsuhiro Miura, Kenji Sato, Takuya Kurihara, Takayuki Furuhata, Atsushi Fukunishi, Tomohiro Hangai, Hiroomi Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20230113409
    Abstract: This information processing device includes: an analysis unit that parses a program assigned to a task which is periodically executed; and an output unit. The analysis unit classifies each of at least one variable used to execute the task into a first group in which a process of reading a value from a memory is performed first and a second group in which a process of writing a value in the memory is performed first. The analysis unit determines that the necessity for a soft error measure for a variable belonging to the first group is greater than the necessity for a soft error measure for a variable belonging to the second group. The output unit outputs a determination result. Thus, a variable that requires a soft error measure can be identified.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2021
    Publication date: April 13, 2023
    Applicant: OMRON Corporation
    Inventor: Kenji SATO
  • Patent number: 11619205
    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: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2023
    Assignee: Vestas Wind Systems A/S
    Inventors: Kenji Sato, Masayuki Hiraishi
  • Publication number: 20230096483
    Abstract: The present invention facilitates the confirmation of the state of a slave device. This terminal monitoring device (10) comprises: a terminal information acquisition unit (14) for acquiring, from terminals of a network, terminal information including the addresses of the respective terminals, information for each type, and information pertaining to communication states; and a terminal list screen generation unit (151) that generates a terminal list screen on which selection boxes for displaying the terminals and the terminal information are disposed side by side on the basis of the terminal information and that displays the generated screen on a display unit (12).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2021
    Publication date: March 30, 2023
    Applicant: OMRON Corporation
    Inventor: Kenji SATO
  • Patent number: 11613181
    Abstract: An information displaying apparatus for a vehicle includes a translucent cover panel, first and second displays which are placed in erect positions located on one side of the cover panel, and imaging optical elements which are placed beside the first and second displays along a surface of the cover panel on the one side of the cover panel, and are configured to form real images of screens of the first and second displays as floating images in a region located on the other side of the cover panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2023
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kei Yamamoto, Kenji Sato, Takashi Nishimoto