Patents by Inventor Koichi Sato

Koichi 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: 20170003331
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a meter with a communication function includes a terminal block, boards and an antenna. The terminal block, to which a power line is connected, is disposed at a predetermined position of an installation portion. The boards are disposed to be stacked on the terminal block to keep a distance in a direction away from the installation portion. The antenna is formed on a plate substrate disposed in a direction intersecting with the boards.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2016
    Publication date: January 5, 2017
    Inventor: Koichi Sato
  • Patent number: 9536415
    Abstract: A low cost solution for detecting the flow of water in a sink using a non-contact vibration sensor coupled with a computer vision system and a passive switched RFID tag that becomes active upon detection of water flow. In some embodiments, the water flow forms an active antennae system for the RFID tag. The sensor comprises a piezo electric film attached at the underside of a water receptacle, for example, a sink so as to collect the sound generated by water splashing or hitting the sink and a vision system using active detection techniques.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: Sealed Air Corporation (US)
    Inventors: Nicholas P. De Luca, Koichi Sato, Harry Rivera
  • Publication number: 20160332205
    Abstract: [Object] To provide a method of manufacturing a plate-like molded body having a thickened portion in a region spaced apart from an edge in a substantially flat plate-like portion. [Solution] Provided is a method of manufacturing a plate-like molded body having a plurality of thickened portions, including at least a drawing step of obtaining by a drawing process a cylindrical drawn molded body including a flat plate portion and a cylindrical drawn portion that swells in such a manner as to project from the flat plate portion and has a circular top portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2015
    Publication date: November 17, 2016
    Applicant: NIPPON STEEL & SUMITOMO METAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshiaki NAKAZAWA, Koichi SATO, Kojiro AKIBA
  • Patent number: 9496603
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus in one embodiment is brought to a tablet state, in which a first housing having antennas and a display unit is placed over a second housing having an electrically conductive member and allows input from the display unit. In the tablet state, a part of one of the antennas is over the electrically conductive member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventor: Koichi Sato
  • Publication number: 20160324020
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an inverter includes a housing having a corner, a DC terminal, an electronic component, an AC terminal, a wireless communication module, and a projection mechanism. The DC terminal inputs DC power. The electronic component converts the DC power input to the DC terminal into AC power. The AC terminal outputs the AC power from the electronic component to the outside of the housing. The wireless communication module includes an antenna which receives or transmits a signal for controlling the electronic component. The projection mechanism projects at least a part of the antenna into the outside of the housing. The projection mechanism is provided in a portion of the housing other than the corner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2015
    Publication date: November 3, 2016
    Inventors: Koichi Sato, Shingo Yanagimoto
  • Publication number: 20160321037
    Abstract: When generating a source code executed by a multi-core processor in order to verify performance of a control system, a device generates the source code as an object of execution by the multi-core processor from a control model, performs cooperative simulation, and measures an execution time of a program in the multi-core processor in the cooperative simulation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2016
    Publication date: November 3, 2016
    Inventors: Rika ONO, Koichi SATO
  • Patent number: 9455491
    Abstract: A wireless device includes: a casing having a first face; a display configured to be visible from the first face; a touch sensor formed by a transparent material and mounted in the casing with respect to the display as a part of the first face; a substrate mounted to a side opposite to the first face with respect to the display; and an antenna element including: a first portion built in the casing, connected to a feeding point included in the substrate, and located within a first range occupied by the touch sensor when viewed from a direction perpendicular to the first face; and a second portion located within a second range other than the first range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Koichi Sato, Makoto Tabata
  • Patent number: 9452459
    Abstract: A roll forming device, for roll forming for the purpose of manufacturing shaped steel the cross-sectional shape of which varies in the longitudinal direction, is equipped with: first die rolls having an annular ridge part the cross-sectional shape of which varies in the circumferential direction; second die rolls having an annular groove part the cross-sectional shape of which varies in the circumferential direction; and a drive device for the first die rolls and the second die rolls. A gap is provided at the side surfaces of the annular ridge part of the first die rolls, across the entire circumference in the circumferential direction, such that the gap with respect to the side surfaces of the annual groove parts of the second die rolls widens inward in the radial direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL & SUMITOMO METAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Seiichi Daimaru, Masahiro Kubo, Masaaki Mizumura, Koichi Sato, Satoshi Shirakami, Yasushi Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 9418813
    Abstract: A first and a second pair of projecting portions are provided in a cavity portion of a fuse mounting portion made of resin. An upper end surface of each projecting portion is tapered, so as to guide a pair of male terminals of a fuse sub-assembly toward a corresponding female terminals attached to the cavity portion, when the fuse sub-assembly is inserted into the cavity portion. A gap is formed between the fuse sub-assembly and the tapered upper end surfaces in a fuse-mounted condition, in which the fuse sub-assembly is in contact with a stopper portion of the cavity portion, in order to prevent contact failure caused by thermal shock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: ANDEN CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Koichi Sato, Hirohisa Suzuki
  • Patent number: 9406212
    Abstract: An automated process for monitoring and controlling contamination activity in a production area comprises capturing image from the production area over a period of time, processing the image data with a computer to determine whether a contamination event has occurred in the production area, and activating a contamination control device in accordance with the processing of the image data. The contamination event can be a germ-releasing event from an individual in the production area, a pipe leaking fluid into the production area, etc. The automated monitoring and control may also determine whether an article of contamination control equipment (e.g., face mask, glove, etc) is properly positioned on the individual to prevent the contamination from entering the production area in a form that could contaminate product, equipment, or the production area itself.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: Sealed Air Corporation (US)
    Inventors: Nicholas De Luca, Koichi Sato
  • Patent number: 9381953
    Abstract: A structural hydroformed joint member has projecting portions (30a, 30b) formed integrally on an outer peripheral face of a hollow main tube part (20) by hydroforming an element tube with an outside diameter D. In this case, both intersecting planes (35a, 35b), which are projecting planes of end faces (33a, 33b) of the projecting portions (30a, 30b) toward the main tube part (20), share a plane perpendicular to the main axis (40) of the main tube part (20) only in portions (36a, 36b) of the intersecting planes (35a, 35b). At that time, by setting areas of the portions (36a, 36b) to 30% or more and 90% or less relative to an area of each of the intersecting planes (35a, 35b), a projecting height of each of the projecting portions (30a, 30b) is 0.3D or higher for functioning as a joint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL & SUMITOMO METAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Manabu Wada, Masaaki Mizumura, Koichi Sato
  • Publication number: 20160154438
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus in one embodiment is brought to a tablet state, in which a first housing having antennas and a display unit is placed over a second housing having an electrically conductive member and allows input from the display unit. In the tablet state, a part of one of the antennas is over the electrically conductive member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2015
    Publication date: June 2, 2016
    Inventor: Koichi Sato
  • Patent number: 9347446
    Abstract: A refrigerant compressor configured to compress ethylene fluorohydrocarbon or a mixture containing the ethylene fluorohydrocarbon as a refrigerant, the refrigerant compressor including: a compression element configured to compress the refrigerant and including a sliding component that constitutes a sliding portion; and refrigerator oil configured to be supplied to the sliding component so as to lubricate the sliding portion, wherein a polymerization inhibitor configured to suppress polymerization of the refrigerant is contained in the refrigerator oil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Hideaki Maeyama, Koichi Sato
  • Publication number: 20160104917
    Abstract: A method of producing a sulfide-based solid electrolyte including bringing an alkali metal sulfide and a sulfur compound into contact in a mixed solvent of a hydrocarbon solvent and a polar aprotic solvent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2014
    Publication date: April 14, 2016
    Applicant: IDEMITSU KOSAN CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Koichi SATO, Minoru SENGA, Yoshikatsu SEINO
  • Publication number: 20160100064
    Abstract: An apparatus includes an association unit and a transmission controller. The association unit associates an image among one or more images with at least one piece of transmission information among one or more pieces of transmission information on a display in accordance with a user operation. The one or more pieces of transmission information are information on the one or more images and each include a transmission method and a transmission destination. The transmission controller causes transmission of the image in accordance with the at least one piece of transmission information associated with the image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2015
    Publication date: April 7, 2016
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shigeo MIYATA, Koichi SATO
  • Publication number: 20160079416
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, a semiconductor device includes first semiconductor layers and a second semiconductor layer disposed between adjacent first semiconductor layers. The first semiconductor layers have first end surfaces, and the second semiconductor layer has a second end surface between the adjacent first semiconductor layers. The device includes a first electrode facing each first end surface of the adjacent first semiconductor layers via an insulating film, a second electrode in contact with side surfaces of the adjacent first semiconductor layers and the second end surface, a first semiconductor region between the second electrode and the adjacent first semiconductor layers, and a second semiconductor region in the first semiconductor region between the second electrode and each of the adjacent first semiconductor layers. The first semiconductor region and the second semiconductor region face the first electrode via the insulating film, and electrically connected to the second electrode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2015
    Publication date: March 17, 2016
    Inventors: Koichi Sato, Kenya Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20160067814
    Abstract: A spot welding method is a method of performing spot welding to obtain a spot welded joint, the method including a spot welding with two-stage welding, setting a ratio (I2/I1) of a current I2 of a second welding process to a current I1 of a first welding process to from 0.5 to 0.8, setting a time tc of a cooling process within a range of from 0.8×tmin to 2.5×tmin wherein tmin is calculated using the equation (0.2×H2) according to a sheet thickness H of the steel sheets, setting an welding time t2 of a second welding process within a range of from 0.7×tmin to 2.5×tmin, and setting a pressure from the cooling process onward to greater than a pressure until the first welding process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2014
    Publication date: March 10, 2016
    Applicant: NIPPON STEEL & SUMITOMO METAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Seiji FURUSAKO, Fuminori WATANABE, Yasunobu MIYAZAKI, Tohru OKADA, Tasuku ZENIYA, Koichi SATO
  • Patent number: 9278476
    Abstract: The blow molding device includes a heating section that continuously transfers and heats preforms that respectively include a neck along a heating transfer path while supporting the preforms using transfer members in an inverted state, a blow molding section that simultaneously blow-molds N (N is an integer equal to or larger than 2) preforms that have been heated by the heating section in an upright state to form N containers, and an intermittent transfer section that intermittently transfers the N preforms from the heating section to the blow molding section. The intermittent transfer section includes a pitch conversion section that converts the arrangement pitch of the N preforms from a first pitch P1 to a second pitch P2 (P2>P1), and an inversion section that includes N inversion arms that respectively invert the N preforms from the inverted state to the upright state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Assignee: NISSEI ASB MACHINE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Koichi Sato, Atsushi Sakurai
  • Publication number: 20160060722
    Abstract: A hot-stamped steel according to the present invention has a predetermined chemical composition, satisfies (5×[Si]+[Mn])/[C]>10 when [C] is the amount of C by mass %, [Si] is the amount of Si by mass %, and [Mn] is the amount of Mn by mass %, includes 40% to 95% ferrite and 5% to 60% martensite in area fraction, and optionally further includes 10% or less pearlite in area fraction, 5% or less retained austenite in volume fraction, and less than 40% bainite in area fraction. The total of the area fraction of ferrite and the area fraction of martensite is 60% or more, the hardness of martensite measured with a nanoindenter satisfies H2/H1<1.10 and ?HM<20, and TS×? which is product of tensile strength TS and hole expansion ratio ? is 50000 MPa·% or more.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2014
    Publication date: March 3, 2016
    Applicant: NIPPON STEEL & SUMITOMO METAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshihiro SUWA, Toshiki NONAKA, Koichi SATO, Manabu NARUSE, Yasunori IWASA, Yoshifumi KOBAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20160029955
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an electronic device includes a main body and a band. The main body includes a vital-signs sensor and a short-range communicator. The band is configured to attach the main body to a human body. At least one first electrode of two or more electrodes for the vital-signs sensor is provided on a surface of the band on a side in contact with the human body, and is used as a coupling portion for the short-range communicator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2015
    Publication date: February 4, 2016
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventor: Koichi Sato