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: 20210010051
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method and probe for determining colibactin and a colibactin-producing bacterium. According to the present invention, there is provided a fluorescent probe for detecting myristoyl asparagine using, for example, a tissue sample and a fecal sample and detecting enzyme activity of ClbP.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2018
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Applicant: SHIZUOKA PREFECTURE PUBLIC UNIVERSITY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kenji WATANABE, Yuta TSUNEMATSU, Michio SATO
  • Publication number: 20210001648
    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: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2020
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Applicant: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshiaki HOSHINO, Kenji SATO, Hirokazu IKENOUE, Satoshi KITAOKA, Hideaki NISHIMURA, Yoko ISHII
  • Patent number: 10883166
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a surface-coated cubic boron nitride sintered material tool including a cBN substrate and a hard coating layer formed on a surface of the cBN substrate and having an alternate laminated structure of A layer and B layer. The cBN substrate (sintered material) includes: a Ti compound, WC, AlN, TiB2, Al2O3, and cBN. The A layer has a composition of (Ti1-xAlx)N (0.4?x?0.7 in terms of atomic ratio). The B layer has a composition of (Cr1-y-zAlyMz)N (0.03?y?0.4 and 0?z?0.05 in terms of atomic ratio). A plastic deformation work ratio of the B layer is 0.35 to 0.50.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI MATERIALS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takuya Maekawa, Masakuni Takahashi, Shun Sato, Kenji Yumoto
  • Patent number: 10876851
    Abstract: An environment adjustment system includes an acquisition unit configured to acquire environmental information of an environment related to a user, a drafting unit configured to draft an action plan to recommend to the user based on the environmental information, a transmission unit configured to transmit the action plan to the user's terminal, and a confirming unit configured to confirm whether the user has performed the action plan. When the drafting unit drafts a new action plan for another user or for the user, it drafts the new action plan using a result of the confirmation by the confirming unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Satoshi Iwai, Koji Yamada, Marie Ishikawa, Akinori Sato, Hiroyuki Yamada, Akira Shichi, Masanori Ishigaki, Shuji Tomura, Kenji Ito, Reiko Makino, Keisuke Ichige
  • Publication number: 20200402919
    Abstract: A semiconductor device includes a lead frame, an electronic device, a package body, and a first shield plate. The lead frame includes a die mount structure, signal leads, a first shield lead, a second shield lead, and a first shield mount that spans the first and second shield leads. The electronic device can be mounted to the die mount structure and can be coupled to the signal leads. The package body encapsulates the electronic device and the lead frame such that (i) each of the first shield lead, the second shield lead, and the signal leads includes an external portion that extends beyond the exterior surface of the package body, and (ii) the first shield mount extends beyond the exterior surface of the package body. The first shield plate can be coupled to the first shield mount.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2019
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Applicant: J-Devices Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshio Matsuda, Kenji Nishikawa, Seiichiro Sato, Yoshihiko Ikemoto
  • Publication number: 20200391692
    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: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2020
    Publication date: December 17, 2020
    Applicant: TACHI-S CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shuhei HASHIMOTO, Kenji SATO
  • Publication number: 20200392266
    Abstract: A method for producing a fluoropolymer, which includes polymerizing a fluoromonomer in an aqueous medium in the presence of a polymer (1), the polymer (1) including a polymerized unit derived from a monomer CX2?CY(—CZ2—O—Rf-A), wherein X is the same or different and is —H or —F; Y is —H, —F, an alkyl group, or a fluorine-containing alkyl group; Z is the same or different and is —H, —F, an alkyl group, or a fluoroalkyl group; Rf is a C1-C40 fluorine-containing alkylene group or a C—C100 fluorine-containing alkylene group and having an ether bond; and A is —COOM, —SO3M, or —OSO3M, wherein M is —H, a metal atom, —NR74, imidazolium optionally having a substituent, pyridinium optionally having a substituent, or phosphonium optionally having a substituent, wherein R7 is H or an organic group, providing that at least one of X, Y, and Z contains a fluorine atom.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2019
    Publication date: December 17, 2020
    Applicant: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshinori NANBA, Kenji ICHIKAWA, Yohei FUJIMOTO, Hirotoshi YOSHIDA, Hiroyuki SATO, Taketo KATO, Kengo ITO, Sumi ISHIHARA, Masahiro HIGASHI, Satoru YONEDA, Hirokazu AOYAMA, Masamichi SUKEGAWA, Yosuke KISHIKAWA, Takahiro TAIRA, Chiaki OKUI, Taku YAMANAKA
  • Publication number: 20200386696
    Abstract: A chemical state analysis apparatus 10 includes: an excitation source 11 configured to irradiate an irradiation region A of a predetermined surface in a sample S containing a battery material with an excitation rays for generating characteristic X-rays of the battery material; an analyzing crystal 13 of a flat plate arranged so as to face the irradiation region A; a slit 12 arranged between the irradiation region A and the analyzing crystal 13, the slit being arranged in parallel to the irradiation region A and a predetermined crystal plane of the analyzing crystal 13; an X-ray linear sensor 15 in which linear detecting elements 151 each having a length in a direction parallel to the slit 12 are arranged in a direction perpendicular to the slit; a wavelength spectrum generation unit 161 configured to generate a wavelength spectrum based on intensity of the characteristic X-rays detected by the X-ray linear sensor 15; a peak wavelength determination unit 162 configured to determine a peak wavelength which is a
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2018
    Publication date: December 10, 2020
    Inventors: Kenji SATO, Satoshi TOKUDA, Takuro IZUMI, Tetsuya YONEDA, Susumu ADACHI
  • Publication number: 20200381749
    Abstract: A first resin frame of a power generation cell includes a fuel gas communication structure configured to lead fuel gas to a first surface of a membrane electrode assembly, and an oxidation gas communication structure configured to lead oxidation gas to a second surface of the membrane electrode assembly. A second resin frame of a non-power generation cell includes either one of a fuel gas communication structure configured to lead fuel gas to a conductive member, and an oxidation gas communication structure configured to lead oxidation gas to the conductive member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2020
    Publication date: December 3, 2020
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kenji SATO, Yuto TAMURA, Tomoo YOSHIZUMI
  • Patent number: 10843318
    Abstract: In order to make it possible to easily carry out filling up of a compressed air to a compression chamber without making a fastener driving machine larger in size, there is provided a fastener driving machine that includes a cylinder that forms a piston chamber defined by a piston and drives a driver blade by the piston. The housing has a cylinder case part for housing a cylinder, and a handle part. A pressure accumulating container is provided on the cylinder. The pressure accumulating container includes a bottom wall portion and a top wall portion. A compression chamber that communicates with the piston chamber is provided therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: KOKI HOLDINGS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kenji Kobori, Shinichirou Sato, Takashi Ueda
  • Patent number: 10843317
    Abstract: A driver including: an ejection part to which a fastener is supplied; a driver blade which moves from a first position toward a second position and drives the fastener into a driven member; and a rack provided to the driver blade. The driver further includes: a rotary component engaging with the rack and moving the driver blade from the second position to the first position; and a lock plate engaging with the rack. The driver blade moves from the second position to the first position while the rotary component rotates once, the rotary component is released from engaging with the rack after the driver blade moves from the second position to the first position, and moves from the first position to the second position, and the lock plate is engageable with the rack when the driver blade stops before reaching the second position from the first position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: KOKI HOLDINGS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shinichiro Sato, Takashi Ueda, Yutaka Ito, Jyun Enta, Toshinori Yasutomi, Yoshiichi Komazaki, Kenji Kobori
  • Patent number: 10844843
    Abstract: A wind turbine blade includes: a blade body extending from a blade root along a blade longitudinal direction toward a blade tip; and a metal strip provided to cover at least a leading edge at the blade tip side of the blade body so as to suppress erosion at the leading edge of the blade body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: MHI VESTAS OFFSHORE WIND A/S
    Inventors: Hideyasu Fujioka, Kenji Sato
  • Publication number: 20200357587
    Abstract: An insulating molded body to be used for an arc extinguishing device of a gas circuit breaker is provided. The insulating molded body includes a fluororesin mixture which contains a fluororesin and an oxygen generator configured to generate oxygen through thermal decomposition at 450° C. or more and 1,150° C. or less with an arc generated when a conduction current is interrupted. The oxygen generator is dispersed in the fluororesin. Also provided is a gas circuit breaker including an insulating nozzle formed of the insulating molded body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2018
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shuichi HIZA, Takashi KAWANA, Fumihiko HOSOKOSHI, Motohiro SATO, Kenji MIMURA
  • Publication number: 20200355118
    Abstract: A turbo cluster gas turbine system includes: at least one combustor configured to combust a fuel to generate a combustion gas; an output turbine configured to be driven with the combustion gas from the at least one combustor; and a plurality of supercharging systems configured to supply compressed air to be supplied to the at least one combustor, wherein each of the supercharging systems includes: a first turbocharger having a rotation shaft formed separately from a rotation shaft of the output turbine and configured to be driven with the combustion gas from the combustor; a first air line for supplying compressed air compressed by a compressor of the first turbocharger to the combustor; and a first combustion gas line for supplying the combustion gas from the combustor to a turbine of the first turbocharger.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2020
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Inventors: Ryo TAKATA, Takao YOKOYAMA, Kenji NAKAMICHI, Shinsuke SATO
  • Patent number: 10830886
    Abstract: A route search system includes an electronic control unit configured to perform: acquiring estimated weather information, the estimated weather information being information about weather that is estimated in a region where a candidate of a first route from a departure place to a destination place exists; acquiring experienced weather information, the experienced weather information being information about weather that a user has experienced in past; an searching the first route by preferentially selecting a first road over a second road, and outputting information about the first route, the first road being a road in a first region where the estimated weather information coincides with the experienced weather information, the second road being a road in a second region where the estimated weather information does not coincide with the experienced weather information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kenji Sasaki, Yuji Sato, Xin Jin
  • Patent number: 10826097
    Abstract: A fuel cell includes a power generating body including a membrane electrode assembly, a resin frame placed around the power generating body, and a pair of separators laminated on the resin frame so as to sandwich the power generating body and the resin frame. The resin frame has a resin-frame-side manifold in which reaction gas flows in a direction passing through the resin frame, an opening that holds the power generating body, and a gas introduction channel formed through the resin frame between the resin-frame-side manifold and the opening. Each separator has a separator-side manifold through which the reaction gas flows, and which is provided at a position corresponding to the resin-frame-side manifold in a lamination direction, and the gas introduction channel has a gas introduction part that extends into the separator-side manifold, when viewed in the lamination direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kenji Sato, Sachio Okada, Hideya Kadono
  • Patent number: 10814416
    Abstract: In a power steering device equipped with a rack shaft constructed by joining a first member having rack teeth and a second member serving as a ball screw shaft on which a ball screw groove is formed, a grinding process of the ball screw groove is performed on the second member by causing a grindstone to rotate and move along a rotation axis of the second member, while causing the second member to rotate about an axis of the second member as the rotation axis. The grinding process is performed so as to satisfy a specified machining condition “g/(5×p)<w<g/p”, where w is a rotational speed of the second member during grinding of the ball screw groove, g is a rotational speed of the grindstone during grinding of the ball screw groove, and p is a circumferential length of one circumference of the ball screw groove around the rotation axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: HITACHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Atsushi Sato, Keisuke Kitamura, Mitsuaki Abe, Tetsuya Yonezawa, Tatsuyoshi Maruyama, Osamu Yoshida, Kenji Kagami
  • Patent number: 10800187
    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: January 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Hoshino, Kenji Sato, Hirokazu Ikenoue, Satoshi Kitaoka, Hideaki Nishimura, Yoko Ishii
  • Publication number: 20200305997
    Abstract: A stopper according to one or more embodiments may include: a stopper body; and a rotation restriction portion provided at the stopper body and configured to restrict rotations of the drive transmission member. The stopper may be configured such that the rotation restriction portion restricts the rotations of the drive transmission member in a state where the stopper body is attached to the adaptor main body and the rotation restriction portion releases the restriction of the rotations of the drive transmission member in a state where the stopper body is detached from the adaptor main body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2020
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Applicant: MEDICAROID CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kenji AGO, Kaoru TAKAHASHI, Yu USUKI, Shota BETSUGI, Tomoaki NODA, Yoshiaki TANAKA, Tetsuya NAKANISHI, Kazuhiro SATO
  • Publication number: 20200310265
    Abstract: Provided an electrophotographic electro-conductive member that can stably suppress an occurrence of fogging in an electrophotographic image. The member comprises a support having an electro-conductive outer surface, and an electro-conductive layer on the outer surface of the support, the electro-conductive layer having a matrix including a cross-linked product of a first rubber, and domains dispersed in the matrix, the domains each includes a cross-linked product of a second rubber and an electro-conductive particle, at least some of the domains is exposed to the outer surface of the electro-conductive member to constitute protrusions on an outer surface of the member, the outer surface of the electro-conductive member is constituted by the matrix and the domains exposed to the outer surface of the electrophotographic electro-conductive member, the electrophotographic electro-conductive member has an impedance of 1.0×103? or more and 1.0×108? or less, and some of the domains satisfy two specific requirements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2020
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Inventors: Satoru Nishioka, Kazuhiro Yamauchi, Hiroaki Watanabe, Takumi Furukawa, Yasuhiro Fushimoto, Masahiro Kurachi, Kenji Takashima, Yuichi Kikuchi, Kana Sato