Patents by Inventor Kiyoshi Sato

Kiyoshi 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: 11404041
    Abstract: A message management unit receives and accumulates a message, wherein the message is distributed for every update, is the message data representing a latest situation of a competition, an explanation generation unit generates an explanatory text for conveying unconveyed information detected from the message, based on conveyed information, a speech synthesis unit outputs a speech converted from the explanatory text, wherein the explanation generation unit stores the unconveyed information for the explanatory text as the conveyed information, stands by until completion of completion of the speech, and initiates a procedure for generating a new explanatory text based on updated unconveyed information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignees: NIPPON HOSO KYOKAI, NHK Engineering System, Inc.
    Inventors: Tadashi Kumano, Ichiro Yamada, Atsushi Imai, Hideki Sumiyoshi, Yuko Yamanouchi, Toshihiro Shimizu, Nobumasa Seiyama, Shoei Sato, Reiko Saito, Taro Miyazaki, Kiyoshi Kurihara, Manon Ichiki, Tohru Takagi
  • Patent number: 10947163
    Abstract: A foamed body that is a porous foamed body including inorganic fibers other than asbestos, and having a compressive stress when compressed at normal temperature at a compression ratio of 80% of 0.1 MPa or less and a recovery ratio when compressed at normal temperature at a compression ratio of 80% of 50% or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: NICHIAS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazutaka Murayama, Osamu Horiuchi, Kiyoshi Sato
  • Patent number: 10848045
    Abstract: An armature is vibrated by a magnetic field generating unit and a coil. A diaphragm is driven by the armature. In the magnetic field generating unit, a first protective layer is provided on the magnetized surface of a first magnet, and a second protective layer is provided on the magnetized surface of a second magnet. Since protective layers with a certain thickness are present, it is possible to prevent the armature from being left attracted to the first magnet or second magnet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: ALPS ALPINE CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kiyoshi Sato
  • Patent number: 10735863
    Abstract: A sound producing device includes: a frame having an opening portion; a vibration plate arranged in the opening portion; a vibration support sheet that supports the vibration plate; and a drive mechanism that drives the vibration plate, which are contained in a case. The vibration support sheet includes a vibration plate support portion that covers the opening portion and includes a peripheral fixation portion that is bent from a peripheral edge portion of the vibration plate support portion and that faces an inner end surface of the opening portion. The vibration plate is fixed to the vibration plate support portion. An adhesive layer is interposed at a portion where the peripheral fixation portion faces the inner end surface, and an adhesive pool is formed at a boundary portion between an opening edge portion of the opening portion and the vibration plate support portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: ALPS ALPINE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kiyoshi Sato, Akihiro Tsuchiya
  • Patent number: 10448169
    Abstract: A sound producing device includes a diaphragm, an armature extending parallel to the diaphragm, a coil having a wire wound around the armature in multiple turns, multiple magnets facing the armature, a yoke supporting the multiple magnets, a transmitting body configured to transmit a vibration of the armature to the diaphragm, a driving-side frame on which the armature, the coil, and the yoke supporting the multiple magnets are mounted, and a vibration-side frame including an opening in which the diaphragm is vibratably supported. The driving-side frame and the vibration-side frame are placed one over the other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: ALPS ALPINE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Taishi Numata, Yutaka Sato, Kiyoshi Sato, Hideji Sato
  • Publication number: 20190313191
    Abstract: A sound producing device includes: a frame having an opening portion; a vibration plate arranged in the opening portion; a vibration support sheet that supports the vibration plate; and a drive mechanism that drives the vibration plate, which are contained in a case. The vibration support sheet includes a vibration plate support portion that covers the opening portion and includes a peripheral fixation portion that is bent from a peripheral edge portion of the vibration plate support portion and that faces an inner end surface of the opening portion. The vibration plate is fixed to the vibration plate support portion. An adhesive layer is interposed at a portion where the peripheral fixation portion faces the inner end surface, and an adhesive pool is formed at a boundary portion between an opening edge portion of the opening portion and the vibration plate support portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2019
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Inventors: Kiyoshi SATO, Akihiro TSUCHIYA
  • Publication number: 20190238993
    Abstract: A sound generating device includes an armature having a fixing part facing a first direction and overlapped on an outer surface of a yoke, an extension part extending from the fixing part in a second direction opposite to the first direction, and a movable part bent from the extension part and extending in the first direction, inserted into a coil to oppose a magnet, and connected to an oscillator. The fixing part includes two opposing edge parts that are spot-welded to the outer surface of the yoke at two reference weld areas separated in a perpendicular direction that is perpendicular to the first and second directions. The two opposing edge parts of the fixing part and the outer surface of the yoke are spot-welded at at least one additional weld area at a position separated in the first direction from the reference weld areas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: Kiyoshi SATO, Taishi NUMATA, Daigo AOKI, Yutaka SATO
  • Publication number: 20190182602
    Abstract: A sound-producing device includes, in a case, a yoke formed of a magnetic material, a magnet supported by the yoke, a coil, an armature extending through the coil and facing the magnet, and a vibrator configured to vibrate in response to operation of the armature. The yoke is formed of an Fe—Ni alloy containing 32% by mass to 40% by mass of Ni.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2019
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Inventors: Taishi NUMATA, Daigo AOKI, Kiyoshi SATO, Yutaka SATO
  • Patent number: 10222915
    Abstract: First electrode layers are formed from an ITO layer on one surface of a substrate formed from a PET film. The surfaces of the first electrode layers are covered with an insulating layer formed from a dry film resist or the like. Second electrode layers are formed on the surface of the insulating layer in a printing process. The second electrode layer is formed from conductive nanowires or conductive nanotubes. After that, first wiring layers brought into conduction with the first wiring layers and second wiring layers brought into conduction with the second electrode layers are formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: ALPS ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kiyoshi Sato, Masayoshi Takeuchi
  • Publication number: 20190068038
    Abstract: An armature is vibrated by a magnetic field generating unit and a coil. A diaphragm is driven by the armature. In the magnetic field generating unit, a first protective layer is provided on the magnetized surface of a first magnet, and a second protective layer is provided on the magnetized surface of a second magnet. Since protective layers with a certain thickness are present, it is possible to prevent the armature from being left attracted to the first magnet or second magnet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2018
    Publication date: February 28, 2019
    Inventor: Kiyoshi SATO
  • Patent number: 10138775
    Abstract: A holding material includes a stack of a first mat and a second mat, the first mat including alumina fibers that include 60 wt % or more of alumina and 40 wt % or less of silica, and the second mat including silica fibers that include 60 wt % or more of silica and 40 wt % or less of alumina and having a surface pressure higher than that of the first mat as measured at a gap bulk density of 0.30 g/cm3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: NICHIAS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazutoshi Isomura, Hiroki Nakamura, Kiyoshi Sato, Isami Abe
  • Publication number: 20180317016
    Abstract: A magnetic-field-generating unit and a coil vibrates an armature. The armature drives a diaphragm. The armature is formed of a rolled metal plate made of Permalloy. A workpiece is cut out of an unannealed metal plate with a wire saw or by etching such that the long-side direction of the workpiece corresponds to a transverse direction that is orthogonal to the direction of rolling performed on the metal plate. The cut-out workpiece is bent and is then annealed. Through this process, the warp of the armature is minimized.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2018
    Publication date: November 1, 2018
    Inventors: Daigo Aoki, Taishi Numata, Kiyoshi Sato
  • Publication number: 20180199139
    Abstract: A sound producing device includes a diaphragm, an armature extending parallel to the diaphragm, a coil having a wire wound around the armature in multiple turns, multiple magnets facing the armature, a yoke supporting the multiple magnets, a transmitting body configured to transmit a vibration of the armature to the diaphragm, a driving-side frame on which the armature, the coil, and the yoke supporting the multiple magnets are mounted, and a vibration-side frame including an opening in which the diaphragm is vibratably supported. The driving-side frame and the vibration-side frame are placed one over the other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2018
    Publication date: July 12, 2018
    Inventors: Taishi NUMATA, Yutaka SATO, Kiyoshi SATO, Hideji SATO
  • Publication number: 20180184210
    Abstract: A magnetic field generation unit, including an upper yoke, a lower yoke, and side yokes, is mounted on a frame. An upper magnet is fixed to the upper yoke, and a lower magnet is fixed to the lower yoke. The magnetic field generation unit is fixed by being butted against a driving end mounting surface of the frame. An armature has a folded part and a base end part, and the base end part is fixed to the driving end mounting surface. By assembling each member on the frame, mutual positional relationships can be determined with a high accuracy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2018
    Publication date: June 28, 2018
    Inventors: Kiyoshi SATO, Hideji SATO, Taishi NUMATA, Yutaka SATO
  • Publication number: 20180016195
    Abstract: A foamed body that is a porous foamed body including inorganic fibers other than asbestos, and having a compressive stress when compressed at normal temperature at a compression ratio of 80% of 0.1 MPa or less and a recovery ratio when compressed at normal temperature at a compression ratio of 80% of 50% or more.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2016
    Publication date: January 18, 2018
    Applicant: NICHIAS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazutaka MURAYAMA, Osamu HORIUCHI, Kiyoshi SATO
  • Patent number: 9796634
    Abstract: Provided are a holding material for a gas treatment device, which is inexpensive, has a simple structure, and exhibits high holding force, a gas treatment device, and a method for manufacturing the same. A holding material for a gas treatment device according to the present invention is a holding material, which is a holding material to be arranged, in a gas treatment device including a treatment structure and a casing for housing the treatment structure, between the treatment structure and the casing, the holding material including silica fibers and an alumina sol in an amount of 3 parts by mass or more in terms of a solid content with respect to 100 parts by mass of the silica fibers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: NICHIAS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Junya Satoh, Nobuya Tomosue, Kazutoshi Isomura, Kiyoshi Sato, Tadashi Sakane, Hiroki Nakamura
  • Publication number: 20170138234
    Abstract: A holding material includes a stack of a first mat and a second mat, the first mat including alumina fibers that include 60 wt % or more of alumina and 40 wt % or less of silica, and the second mat including silica fibers that include 60 wt % or more of silica and 40 wt % or less of alumina and having a surface pressure higher than that of the first mat as measured at a gap bulk density of 0.30 g/cm3.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2015
    Publication date: May 18, 2017
    Applicant: NICHIAS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazutoshi ISOMURA, Hiroki NAKAMURA, Kiyoshi SATO, Isami ABE
  • Publication number: 20170097705
    Abstract: First electrode layers are formed from an ITO layer on one surface of a substrate formed from a PET film. The surfaces of the first electrode layers are covered with an insulating layer formed from a dry film resist or the like. Second electrode layers are formed on the surface of the insulating layer in a printing process. The second electrode layer is formed from conductive nanowires or conductive nanotubes. After that, first wiring layers brought into conduction with the first wiring layers and second wiring layers brought into conduction with the second electrode layers are formed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2016
    Publication date: April 6, 2017
    Inventors: Kiyoshi Sato, Masayoshi Takeuchi
  • Patent number: 9364423
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to an extrace of Psilotum spp., as a skin whitening agent. Whitening agents according to the invention exhibit superior effects, for example, by lightening and whitening skin pigmentation, lightening and whitening aging spots, freckles, chloasma, or the like after sunburn. The Psilotum spp. extract of the invention has a superior free radical scavenging ability permitting the extract to control skin aging and skin diseases caused by active oxygen (free radicals), while having a high level of safety.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: Shiseido Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Rikako Suzuki, Kiyotaka Hasegawa, Kiyoshi Sato, Tokiya Yokoi, Ken Kusakari
  • Patent number: 9302947
    Abstract: Provided is a method for producing inorganic fiber including: preparing a spinning raw material liquid which comprises an aluminum source, a calcium source, a silicon source and a spinning auxiliary, in which the content of the spinning auxiliary is, in terms of solid matter, 3 parts by mass or more relative to 100 parts by mass of the total of the aluminum source, the calcium source and the silicon source; spinning the spinning raw material liquid by a sol-gel method to obtain crude inorganic fiber; and firing the crude inorganic fiber to produce inorganic fiber that comprises 35 mass % to 88 mass % of Al2O3, 3 mass % to 45 mass % of CaO and 5 mass % to 40 mass % of SiO2 in which the total of Al2O3, CaO and SiO2 is 97 mass % or more of the entire fiber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: NICHIAS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Nobuya Tomosue, Kazutoshi Isomura, Kazutaka Murayama, Kiyoshi Sato