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: 20240101391
    Abstract: A system for detecting a presence of a person in a hoistway, having: one or more controllers configured to authenticate the person in the hoistway; the one or more controllers being operationally connected to an elevator car in the hoistway and configured to determine whether the person is within a predetermined distance of the elevator car from a signal emitter on the person; wherein when the person is within the predetermined distance of the elevator car, the one or more controllers is configured to transmit a feedback request to the person and stop the elevator car unless the one or more controllers receives feedback to the feedback request within a predetermined period of time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2022
    Publication date: March 28, 2024
    Inventors: Jayapal Reddy Gireddy, Helge Krambeck, Xinjin Zheng, Yuzhen Xue, Koji Kiyomoto, Arnaud Blanchard, Daigoro Kurokawa, Kazuya Yamamura, Hideki Arai, Terumitsu Saito, Hideaki Sasaki, Takashi Tanaka, Naoto Furuichi
  • Patent number: 11941182
    Abstract: A housing of an example of an electronic apparatus has a top surface and a bottom surface and has a flat shape. A power supply section having a flat shape is a power supply section, which is a housing case capable of accommodating a battery or is a battery, and the power supply section is provided at a position inside the housing that intersects with a reference plane perpendicular to the up-down direction. A first substrate is provided parallel to the reference plane on the top surface side relative to the power supply section. A second substrate is provided parallel to the reference plane on the bottom surface side relative to the power supply section. The electronic apparatus includes at least one of a vibrator and a speaker at a position that intersects with the reference plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2023
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Wakana Ohori, Kazuhiro Maruyama, Yoshitaka Tamura, Masaya Takei, Takahiro Sato, Koji Saito, Mitsuru Katayama
  • Patent number: 11931215
    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: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: DGSHAPE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Sachino Isobe, Koji Saito
  • Publication number: 20240084753
    Abstract: A control device and method controls a vehicle having an internal combustion engine connected to an automatic transmission via a torque converter with a lockup device. The torque of the internal combustion engine is limited the by a torque limit value based on a speed difference between an input rotational speed and an output rotational speed of the torque converter during acceleration in a non-lockup state. The torque-limiting of the internal combustion engine is prohibited torque-limiting upon a prescribed condition being met. The prescribed condition is met by a heating request, during hill climbing/towing, during travel at high vehicle speeds, when the accelerator pedal opening angle exceeds or is equal to a prescribed opening angle, when the torque limit value is greater than a target torque, in a range other than a D range, or in a mode other than normal mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2021
    Publication date: March 14, 2024
    Inventors: Tetsuya NISHIYAMA, Daigo KISHI, Tatsuo NAKANO, Seiichirou TAKAHASHI, Koji SAITO, Yukiyoshi INUTA, Takao ARIMATSU, Yasuhiro ENDO
  • Publication number: 20240072031
    Abstract: A signal transmission device provided with an insulated chip. The insulated chip includes: an element insulating layer; and a first insulated element and a second insulated element which are provided in the element insulating layer. The first insulated element includes a first front-surface-side electrically conductive portion and a first back-surface-side electrically conductive portion. The second insulated element includes a second front-surface-side electrically conductive portion and a second back-surface-side electrically conductive portion. The first back-surface-side electrically conductive portion and the second back-surface-side electrically conductive portion are electrically connected to each other. The first front-surface-side electrically conductive portion is electrically connected to a primary-side circuit via the first pad. The second front-surface-side electrically conductive portion is electrically connected to a secondary-side circuit via the second pad.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2023
    Publication date: February 29, 2024
    Inventor: Koji SAITO
  • Publication number: 20240044404
    Abstract: [PROBLEMS] When an acceleration request from a driver is large, upshift is performed under a high engine rotation speed. [SOLUTIONS] Provided is an automatic transmission, including: a torque converter that is disposed downstream of a drive source in a power transmission path and is provided with a lockup clutch; and a transmission mechanism that is disposed downstream of the torque converter and changes a speed ratio between an input shaft and an output shaft, in which in a state where the lockup clutch is engaged, when a rotation speed of the input shaft reaches a first rotation speed, the automatic transmission starts upshift, and in a state where the lockup clutch is disengaged or slips, when the rotation speed of the input shaft reaches a second rotation speed obtained by subtracting a first predetermined rotation speed from the first rotation speed, the automatic transmission starts upshift, and the first predetermined rotation speed decreases as an output torque of the drive source increases.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2022
    Publication date: February 8, 2024
    Applicants: JATCO Ltd, NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Seiichirou TAKAHASHI, Koji SAITO
  • Publication number: 20240013580
    Abstract: A position acquirer acquires position information of a runner running with a certain time set to the starting point of a running time. An environment acquirer acquires environment information indicating running environment of the runner. An information storage unit stores acquired position information together with information on the acquisition date and time. An adjustment unit adjusts, based on the environment information, a running time or distance calculated with the position information such as to correct a difference in the running load due to running environment that may occur between the runner and another runner running with the same certain time set to the starting point of a running time. An output unit displays a result of comparison between the adjusted running time or distance and adjusted running time or distance of another runner running with the same certain time set to the starting point of a running time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2020
    Publication date: January 11, 2024
    Applicant: ASICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hajime KUMAMI, Koji SAITO, Takehiro TAGAWA, Yasuhiro NOMURA, Nao HIRAKAWA
  • Publication number: 20230421348
    Abstract: A signal transmission device includes a first pulse transmitting circuit configured to generate a first transmission pulse signal in synchronization with one of a rising edge and a falling edge of a first reference clock signal, a first pulse receiving circuit configured to receive a first reception pulse signal and generate a second reference clock signal, a first insulation communication circuit configured to transmit the first transmission pulse signal as the first reception pulse signal while insulating between the first pulse transmitting circuit and the first pulse receiving circuit, and a drive clock signal generating circuit configured to generate a drive clock signal having a predetermined oscillation frequency and a predetermined duty or a predetermined pulse width in synchronization with the second reference clock signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2023
    Publication date: December 28, 2023
    Inventor: Koji Saito
  • Publication number: 20230412182
    Abstract: Provided is an AD converter including a capacitive DAC, a comparator, and a control logic unit. The capacitive DAC includes first bit capacitors connected in parallel to a first line, second bit capacitors connected in parallel to at least one second line, a connection capacitor connecting the first line and the second line, an adjustment capacitor connected to the second line, and a bit correction unit corresponding to at least either the first bit capacitors or the second bit capacitors. The bit correction unit includes a correction capacitor including a first terminal connected to at least one of the first line and the second line. A voltage can be applied to a second terminal of the correction capacitor in conjunction with a first bit capacitor or second bit capacitor corresponding to the correction capacitor among the first bit capacitors and the second bit capacitors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2023
    Publication date: December 21, 2023
    Inventor: Koji Saito
  • Patent number: 11842479
    Abstract: A manufacturing method of a laminated sheet having a printed layer includes, given that a table that associates density data of a specific area included in image data with a burnup degree of the printed layer corresponding to the specific area at printing based on the image data is an image-burnup degree conversion table, identifying the image-burnup degree conversion table that satisfies a printing condition for the laminated sheet, acquiring printed image data that is image data for forming the printed layer of the laminated sheet, and calculating the burnup degree of the printed layer based on the image-burnup degree conversion table and the printed image data. Also disclosed is a laminated sheet having a printed layer, a system for manufacturing the laminated sheet, and a program for manufacturing the laminated sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2023
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventor: Koji Saito
  • Patent number: 11840055
    Abstract: A construction member of one embodiment of the present disclosure includes a decorative film and a pre-mask: that is laminated to the decorative film and removed alter application of the decorative film is described. The decorative film includes: a transparent resin film having, an embossed first surface and a second surface opposite the first surface; a printed layer disposed on the second surface of the transparent resin: film; and a colored adhesive layer disposed on or above the printed layer. The pre-mask includes: a support film having a first surface and a second, surface opposite: the first surface; and a pressure-sensitive adhesive layer that has an uneven surface and: is disposed on the first, surface of the support film. The first surface of the transparent resin film of the decorative film and the uneven surface of the pressure-sensitive adhesive layer of the pre-mask face each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2023
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Hidetoshi Abe, Koji Saito
  • Patent number: 11787217
    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: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2023
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Koji Saito, Naota Sugiyama, Shinsuke Kondo
  • Publication number: 20230323144
    Abstract: Provided is a film that has high-quality low gloss appearance with a small change in appearance of texture as observed at various viewing angles and that has tactile texture. Solution means A film of an embodiment is a film including a surface layer embossed, wherein the surface layer includes a low gloss layer and a gloss printed pattern partially covering the low gloss layer, (1) 85-degree surface glossiness of the surface layer is less than or equal to 3.5 GU as an in-plane average value; (2) ?85-degree surface glossiness defined by a difference between an in-plane maximum value of the 85-degree surface glossiness and the in-plane average value of the 85-degree surface glossiness of the surface layer (= in-plane maximum value of 85-degree surface glossiness - in-plane average value of 85-degree surface glossiness) is from 0.2 to 2.5, and (3) surface roughness Ra of an embossed surface of the film is greater than or equal to 3.5 ┬Ám.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2021
    Publication date: October 12, 2023
    Inventors: Shinsuke Kondo, Tatsuya Sato, Naota Sugiyama, Masaaki Furusawa, Koji Saito, Tomohiro Oba, Keisuke Kato
  • Patent number: 11780622
    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: May 31, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2023
    Assignee: Taiyo Yuden Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Koji Saito
  • Publication number: 20230236672
    Abstract: A housing of an example of an electronic apparatus has a top surface and a bottom surface and has a flat shape. A power supply section having a flat shape is a power supply section, which is a housing case capable of accommodating a battery or is a battery, and the power supply section is provided at a position inside the housing that intersects with a reference plane perpendicular to the up-down direction. A first substrate is provided parallel to the reference plane on the top surface side relative to the power supply section. A second substrate is provided parallel to the reference plane on the bottom surface side relative to the power supply section. The electronic apparatus includes at least one of a vibrator and a speaker at a position that intersects with the reference plane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2023
    Publication date: July 27, 2023
    Inventors: Wakana OHORI, Kazuhiro MARUYAMA, Yoshitaka TAMURA, Masaya TAKEI, Takahiro SATO, Koji SAITO, Mitsuru KATAYAMA
  • Publication number: 20230239603
    Abstract: A housing of an example of an electronic apparatus has a top surface and a bottom surface and has a flat shape, wherein a cross-sectional shape thereof on a reference plane perpendicular to the up-down direction is a circular shape. A rechargeable battery has a rectangular parallelepiped shape. The rechargeable battery is provided inside the housing so that a first long side is at an angle to a direction extending from a first position on the side surface portion at which the charging terminal is exposed toward a second position on the side surface portion that is opposite from the first position. The electronic apparatus includes at least one of a vibrator and a speaker provided at a position that is between the first long side of the rechargeable battery and a portion of the side surface portion opposing the first long side, on the reference plane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2023
    Publication date: July 27, 2023
    Inventors: Wakana OHORI, Kazuhiro MARUYAMA, Yoshitaka TAMURA, Masaya TAKEI, Takahiro SATO, Koji SAITO, Mitsuru KATAYAMA
  • Patent number: 11679578
    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: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2023
    Assignee: Kao Corporation
    Inventors: Suguru Ikeyama, Hideo Kobayashi, Takehiko Tojo, Koji Saito, Yuting Yang, Shunetsu Yonaiyama, Ikuo Fukuda
  • Publication number: 20230155603
    Abstract: An AD converter includes: a DA converter; a comparator configured to be capable of resetting a comparison output signal to a first level after a comparison operation is performed based on an output of the DA converter and before a next comparison operation is performed; a level shifter configured to be capable of level-shifting and outputting the comparison output signal such that a change from the first level to a second level is faster than a change from the second level to the first level; a register configured to be capable of obtaining the output of the level shifter; and a logic circuit configured to be capable of controlling the DA converter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2022
    Publication date: May 18, 2023
    Inventors: Koji SAITO, Ryoichi KUROKAWA
  • Publication number: 20230155498
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a current source circuit. The current source circuit includes a constant current circuit and a current supply unit. The constant current circuit includes a first MOS transistor, a second MOS transistor and a first resistor. The first MOS transistor includes a source connectable to an applying end of a fixed voltage, a drain, and a gate that is shorted with the drain. The second MOS transistor includes a threshold voltage (Vth) lower than a threshold voltage of the first MOS transistor, and includes a gate connected to the gate of the first MOS transistor. The first resistor is connected between a source of the second MOS transistor and the source of the first MOS transistor. The current supply unit is configured to supply a current to the gate of the first MOS transistor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2022
    Publication date: May 18, 2023
    Inventors: KOJI SAITO, RYOICHI KUROKAWA
  • Publication number: 20230055710
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a proximity sensor. The proximity sensor includes a light emitting unit, a light receiving unit, a transimpedance amplifier, a capacitor, an amplifying unit, a converting unit and an integrating unit. The light emitting unit irradiates a detection target with light. The light receiving unit detects a reflected light from the detection target. The transimpedance amplifier receives an output of the light receiving unit. The capacitor receives an output of the transimpedance amplifier. The amplifying unit amplifies a difference between an output voltage of the capacitor when a charge corresponding to an ambient light is stored and the output voltage of the capacitor when charges corresponding to the ambient light and the reflected light are stored. The converting unit converts an output of the amplifying unit into a current signal and outputs the current signal. The integrating unit integrates an output of the converting unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2022
    Publication date: February 23, 2023
    Inventors: TAKAHIRO KITAHARA, KOJI SAITO