Patents by Inventor Koji Saito

Koji Saito 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: 20220371782
    Abstract: Provided is an object to be printed which can improve the quality of a printed image in inkjet printing on the object to be printed, regardless of the resolution of an inkjet image. In a method for producing an object to be printed having an area to be printed on a surface thereof, a surface of the area to be printed is adjusted so that the area to be printed has a surface energy E (mN/m) of 30 or more and 50 or less. The object to be printed is selected from a can and a film for containers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2020
    Publication date: November 24, 2022
    Inventors: Koji Yamada, Yukiko Saito, Hironori Ozeki, Shigenobu Murakami
  • Publication number: 20220371335
    Abstract: An inkjet printing method forming a decorative printed layer having a three-dimensional texture on a printing surface is described. The inkjet printing method includes: printing dots of curable ink that cure under a predetermined condition based on dot pattern data indicative of printed positions of the dots to be printed on the printing surface; and curing the printed dots. The dot pattern data indicates that: a distance between the adjacent dots becomes a distance where the adjacent dots before the curing are allowed to be maintained independently without bonding to one another in a first region; and the distance between the adjacent dots becomes a distance where the adjacent dots before the curing bond to one another in a second region different from the first region. Such a method may allow forming a decorative printed layer having a three-dimensional texture with a desired gloss level.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2020
    Publication date: November 24, 2022
    Inventors: Takeo Yamamoto, Katsuya Ono, Koji Saito
  • Publication number: 20220368288
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an amplifying circuit and a voltage generating circuit. The amplifying circuit includes: an operational amplifier, including a first input terminal, a second input terminal and an output terminal, and configured to be capable of outputting an output voltage corresponding to an input voltage from the output terminal to the first input terminal; a voltage dividing circuit, including a series circuit of a plurality of voltage dividing resistors disposed between the output terminal and a predetermined potential terminal, wherein the series circuit includes a feedback node connected to the second input terminal and a correction node different from the feedback node; and a correction circuit, including a diode inserted between the correction node and the predetermined potential terminal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2022
    Publication date: November 17, 2022
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Aminaga, Koji Saito
  • Patent number: 11484936
    Abstract: In a semiconductor-mounting heat dissipation base plate including: an insulating substrate to which a metal circuit layer for mounting a semiconductor chip thereon is fixed; a heat dissipation base formed from the same metal material as the metal circuit layer at a side opposite to the metal circuit layer across the insulating substrate and fixed to the insulating substrate similar to the metal circuit layer; and a strengthening member provided in the heat dissipation base so as to be separated from the insulating substrate, the sizes of crystal grains of a metal structure at a part of the heat dissipation base or the metal circuit layer are reduced by a crystal size reducing material adhered to a mold, thereby preventing an adverse effect of a columnar crystal structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Keisuke Tanaka, Daisuke Oya, Mikio Ishihara, Tatsuya Iwasa, Koji Saito, Yuki Wakabayashi
  • Patent number: 11483419
    Abstract: A protocol converter is configured to be connectable between a field device and a device control apparatus and includes a converter controller and a converter storage. The converter controller acquires field data from the field device, writes the field data to the converter storage as a data set formed by a plurality of pieces of data and changes the value of a first counter controlled by the converter controller when the value of the first counter and the value of a second counter controlled by the device control apparatus are equal, and stops an operation to write the field data to the converter storage when the value of the first counter and the value of the second counter are different.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: YOKOGAWA ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shohei Toriumi, Koji Nagatomi, Hiroaki Nakajima, Hiroyuki Saito
  • Patent number: 11460103
    Abstract: A lockup disengagement control device for an automatic transmission including a torque converter including a lockup clutch, and a lockup control section, the lockup disengagement control device includes: when a brake is operated from a brake OFF to a brake ON during a coast traveling in an engagement state of the lockup clutch, the lockup control section being configured to sense an initial deceleration by the brake ON operation, and to set a lockup release vehicle speed to be higher as an absolute value of the initial deceleration is greater, and when a vehicle speed is sensed to be equal to or smaller than the set lockup release vehicle speed in a middle of a brake deceleration scene by the brake ON operation, the lockup control section being configured to disengage the lockup clutch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignees: JATCO LTD, NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Koji Saito, Akira Nakainkyo, Naoyasu Ikeda, Xuming Wang
  • Publication number: 20220289412
    Abstract: Disclosed is a taping apparatus including: a tray storage device supplying a designated one of plural kinds of trays on which respective different kinds of parts are scattered; a carrier tape feed device intermittently moving a designated one of plural kinds of carrier tapes which correspond to the respective different kinds of parts; a first camera capturing an image of the scattered parts on the designated tray; a first image recognizing device recognizing respective centers of the scattered parts; a rotary head individually sucking the scattered parts to rotatable suction nozzles; a second camera capturing an image of the parts sucked to the suction nozzles; a second image recognizing device recognizing respective orientations of the sucked parts; and a part inserting device adjusting the orientations of the sucked parts to orientations insertable into part storage recesses defined in the designated carrier tape and then inserting the parts into the part storage recesses, respectively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2022
    Publication date: September 15, 2022
    Inventor: KOJI SAITO
  • Patent number: 11421176
    Abstract: A grease composition includes a base oil, a thickener, and an additive. The base oil contains a synthetic oil. The thickener contains a compound having a urea group. The additive contains a phosphoric compound, a calcium-based compound, and a hydrocarbon-based wax. A hub unit includes the grease composition enclosed therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignees: JTEKT CORPORATION, KYODO YUSHI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Koji Yoshizaki, Hiroshi Inukai, Yoichiro Sankai, Shinji Yamane, Hideo Shibata, Hirofumi Inoue, Ryuji Nakata, Junichi Imai, Yutaka Imai, Ryosuke Saito, Yuta Sato
  • Publication number: 20220258205
    Abstract: Decorative films including on a substrate film sequentially a flexible resin layer and an independent dot-patterned hardcoat layer, and has an elongation percentage of 10% or greater is described. These decorative films may have scratch resistance and elongation properties.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2020
    Publication date: August 18, 2022
    Inventors: Katsuya Ono, Koji Saito, Brant U. Kolb
  • Publication number: 20220233288
    Abstract: A plate denture manufacturing method includes preparing three-dimensional data for an artificial tooth impression and a plate denture, preparing a denture mold including a bottom wall, a side wall, a forming space which is surrounded by the bottom wall and the side wall and into which a denture base material is to be poured, a cutting target region to be cut by a cutting apparatus, and vent holes passing through the bottom wall, cutting a groove in the cutting target region using the cutting apparatus, placing the denture mold on a holder, placing an artificial tooth in the groove, pouring the denture base material into the forming space and curing the denture base material so as to fabricate a one-piece product including the denture mold, the artificial tooth, and a cured product of the denture base material that are integral with each other, and machining the cured product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2022
    Publication date: July 28, 2022
    Inventors: Sachino ISOBE, Koji SAITO
  • Publication number: 20220236969
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to a non-transitory computer-readable recording medium storing a class generation program that causes a computer to execute a process. The process includes a step S13 that acquires a first class, a second class, and a lexical token which are associated with each other by referring to a storage unit 53 that stores the first class, the second class, and the lexical token in association with each other, the first class representing a first format about a vector register vn, the second class representing a second format about the vector register vn and inheriting the first class; and a step S15 that generates any one of a first code 77 that generates an instance of the acquired second class and a second code 78 that overloads the acquired lexical token, inside the acquired first class depending on the acquired lexical token.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2022
    Publication date: July 28, 2022
    Applicant: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Koji Kurihara, Kentaro Kawakami, Moriyuki Saito
  • Patent number: 11393639
    Abstract: A seal plate (2) seals an opening part of a capacitor case (an exterior case 52) and includes a main body part (4) including a through-hole (8) for discharging a gas (G) in the capacitor case, a pressure valve (12) arranged to cover the through-hole and including a valve body part (26) allowing passage of the gas, a storage part (16) formed in the through-hole to receive the valve body part expanded due to a pressure in the capacitor case, and a stopper (stopper wall 10) that includes an opening part (20) for discharging the gas passing through the valve body part and that comes into contact with a portion of the valve body part in the storage part to deform the valve body part. This achieves an increase in gas permeability of the pressure valve and a high operating pressure maintained in the pressure valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: NIPPON CHEMI-CON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ikufumi Honda, Hiroyuki Wakabayashi, Masayuki Mori, Masaru Saito, Takashi Kuroki, Kazuo Matsushita, Atsushi Koga, Ryoichi Yasuda, Koji Hoshino, Masahiro Matsushima, Keita Yajima
  • Patent number: 11381787
    Abstract: The invention provides an image capturing apparatus including a terminal for input from an external device of a timecode signal synchronized with video frames, where the apparatus comprises a first synchronizing unit which executes synchronization with a timecode superimposed on the timecode signal input into the terminal, a second synchronizing unit which executes synchronization with horizontal and vertical synchronizing phases of the timecode signal and executes synchronization with the timecode superimposed on the timecode signal, and a control unit which executes synchronization processing by the first synchronizing unit or the second synchronizing unit in a case where a timecode signal input into the terminal is detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yu Nakatani, Takamichi Kosugi, Tokuro Nishida, Kazuya Kitamura, Tadanori Saito, Koji Ogaki
  • Patent number: 11377242
    Abstract: Disclosed is a taping apparatus including: a tray storage device supplying a designated one of plural kinds of trays on which respective different kinds of parts are scattered; a carrier tape feed device intermittently moving a designated one of plural kinds of carrier tapes which correspond to the respective different kinds of parts; a first camera capturing an image of the scattered parts on the designated tray; a first image recognizing device recognizing respective centers of the scattered parts; a rotary head individually sucking the scattered parts to rotatable suction nozzles; a second camera capturing an image of the parts sucked to the suction nozzles; a second image recognizing device recognizing respective orientations of the sucked parts; and a part inserting device adjusting the orientations of the sucked parts to orientations insertable into part storage recesses defined in the designated carrier tape and then inserting the parts into the part storage recesses, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: Taiyo Yuden Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Koji Saito
  • Publication number: 20220204900
    Abstract: A culture device and a culture method by which a substance to be cultured can be three-dimensionally cultured, and the substance thus cultured can be removed as an integrated product with multiple tubes; and a cultured organ produced by the culture method. The culture device comprises a sealed container (2) which contains the substance to be cultured (A) and is disassembled after the culture is completed; multiple ducts (3, 4, 5) arranged in the sealed container (2) and have micropore formed on the outer peripheral surface; a culture medium-feeding device (6, 7) for feeding/circulating the culture medium (B) to at least one duct (3 or 5); an excretory device (8) connected to at least one duct (4) for excreting the waste product (C) permeating into the duct (4) through the micropore of the duct (4) from the substance to be cultured to the outside of the sealed container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2022
    Publication date: June 30, 2022
    Inventor: Koji Saito
  • Publication number: 20220195216
    Abstract: An over-laminate film applied to a decorative surface is described. In particular the over-laminate film includes: a transparent resin base film having a first surface and a second surface opposite to the first surface; a low gloss layer disposed on the first surface of the transparent resin base film; and a transparent adhesive layer disposed on the second surface of the transparent resin base film, the low gloss layer including a binder containing a resin, resin beads having an average particle size of 4 ?m or greater and 20 ?m or less, and nanosilica particles, the low gloss layer having surface glossiness of 5 GU or less at 60 degrees.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2020
    Publication date: June 23, 2022
    Inventors: Koji Saito, Naota Sugiyama, Shinsuke Kondo
  • Publication number: 20220185007
    Abstract: A film including a surface layer is described. In particular, the surface layer includes a low gloss layer including a binder containing a resin and resin beads having an average particle size of 4 ?m to 20 ?m, and a printed pattern partially covering the low gloss layer, a region of the low gloss layer not covered with the printed pattern exhibits a matte appearance with 1.5 GU or less at 60 degrees of a surface glossiness, a surface glossiness of a region of the printed pattern is higher than the surface glossiness of the region not covered with the printed pattern, and the film has a visible texture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2020
    Publication date: June 16, 2022
    Inventors: Koji Saito, Naota Sugiyama, Shinsuke Kondo
  • Patent number: 11353899
    Abstract: A constant voltage device include a diode; a switch including one terminal connected to a ground potential and another terminal connected both to an anode terminal of the diode and to a drain of a PMOS transistor having a source applied with a power source voltage; a voltage generation circuit configured to generate a voltage of a predetermined magnitude; and a differential amplifier that includes a non-inverting input terminal to which both a cathode terminal of the diode and an output terminal of the voltage generation circuit are connected, and that is configured to change a supply route of a reference voltage applied to the non-inverting input terminal according to a state of the switch. The voltage generation circuit is configured to employ an output voltage based on the reference voltage and amplified by the differential amplifier to generate the reference voltage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOKAI-RIKA-DENKI-SEISAKUSHO
    Inventors: Junichi Matsubara, Koji Saito
  • Patent number: 11306281
    Abstract: A culture device and a culture method by which a substance to be cultured can be three-dimensionally cultured, and the substance thus cultured can be removed as an integrated product with multiple tubes; and a cultured organ produced by the culture method. The culture device comprises a sealed container (2) which contains the substance to be cultured (A) and is disassembled after the culture is completed; multiple ducts (3, 4, 5) arranged in the sealed container (2) and having a plurality of micropores formed on the outer peripheral surface; a culture medium-feeding device (6, 7) for feeding/circulating the culture medium (B) to at least one duct (3 or 5); an excretory device (8) connected to at least one duct (4) for excreting the waste product (C)permeating into the duct (4) through the micropores of the duct (4) from the substance to be cultured to the outside of the sealed container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Inventor: Koji Saito
  • Publication number: 20220024172
    Abstract: A nanofiber sheet includes: a substrate layer; and a nanofiber layer located on one surface side of the substrate layer and containing nanofibers of a polymer compound. A peripheral edge of the nanofiber layer has a thickness of from 0.1 to 10 ?m. The nanofiber layer includes a gradation region having a thickness that gradually increases inward from the peripheral edge. The distance W1 between the peripheral edge of the nanofiber layer and a maximum thickness portion where the thickness becomes the greatest in the gradation region is at least 3 mm. A nanofiber sheet manufacturing method involves depositing nanofibers onto a collecting unit by moving at least either a nozzle or the collecting unit, to thereby manufacture a predetermined nanofiber sheet including a gradation region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2019
    Publication date: January 27, 2022
    Applicant: Kao Corporation
    Inventors: Suguru IKEYAMA, Hideo KOBAYASHI, Takehiko TOJO, Koji SAITO, Yuting YANG, Shunetsu YONAIYAMA, Ikuo FUKUDA