Patents by Inventor Kouichi Sato

Kouichi 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: 20200284930
    Abstract: A building integrity assessment system includes: an earthquake detector including: a building bottom sensor at a bottom of a building and that detects acceleration and an earthquake early-warning receiver that receives an earthquake early warning; a cloud computer; and sensors disposed at a plurality of positions in the building and that measures an influence of an earthquake on the building at each of the positions and wirelessly transmits measurement results to the cloud computer. The cloud computer estimates and evaluates the integrity of the building based on the measurement results. In response to the building bottom sensor detecting preliminary tremors or the earthquake early-warning receiver receiving the earthquake early warning, the plurality of sensors measures the influence of the earthquake on the building from a time before a major motion arrives at the building to a time after the arrival.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2020
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Applicant: Yokogawa Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Takenori Hida, Kouichi Sato, Takashi Yoshida, Yasushi Higashino, Tetsuya Shimosaka
  • Patent number: 10412837
    Abstract: An anisotropic conductive film including conductive particles arranged uniformly in a single layer and capable of supporting fine-pitch connection is produced by: drying a coating film of a particle dispersion in which conductive particles are dispersed in a dilute solution of a thermoplastic resin that forms a coating after drying, whereby a conductive particle-containing layer is formed in which the coated conductive particles coated with the dried coating of the dilute solution of the thermoplastic resin and arranged in a single layer stick to the dried coating film; and laminating an insulating resin layer onto the conductive particle-containing layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: DEXERIALS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kouichi Sato
  • Patent number: 10373926
    Abstract: To reduce substrate warp occurring after connection an anisotropic conductive film is used. An anisotropic conductive film has: a first insulating adhesive layer; a second insulating adhesive layer; and a conductive particle-containing layer sandwiched by the first insulating adhesive layer and the second insulating adhesive layer and having conductive particles contained in an insulating adhesive, wherein air bubbles are contained between the conductive particle-containing layer and the first insulating adhesive layer, and, the conductive particle-containing layer, a portion thereof below the conductive particles and in contact with the second insulating adhesive layer has a lower degree of cure than other portions thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: DEXERIALS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kouichi Sato, Yasushi Akutsu
  • Patent number: 10368449
    Abstract: An anisotropic conductive film including conductive particles arranged uniformly in a single layer and capable of supporting fine-pitch connection is produced by: drying a coating film of a particle dispersion in which conductive particles are dispersed in a dilute solution of a thermoplastic resin that forms a coating after drying, whereby a conductive particle-containing layer is formed in which the coated conductive particles coated with the dried coating of the dilute solution of the thermoplastic resin and arranged in a single layer stick to the dried coating film; and laminating an insulating resin layer onto the conductive particle-containing layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: DEXERIALS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kouichi Sato
  • Patent number: 10306771
    Abstract: An anisotropic conductive film including conductive particles arranged uniformly in a single layer and capable of supporting fine-pitch connection is produced by: drying a coating film of a particle dispersion in which conductive particles are dispersed in a dilute solution of a thermoplastic resin that forms a coating after drying, whereby a conductive particle-containing layer is formed in which the coated conductive particles coated with the dried coating of the dilute solution of the thermoplastic resin and arranged in a single layer stick to the dried coating film; and laminating an insulating resin layer onto the conductive particle-containing layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: DEXERIALS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kouichi Sato
  • Patent number: 10182626
    Abstract: Silicone is placed between an upper die and an injection-pressing rubber-lid upper die, and the silicone injection passage is pressurized by the injection-pressing rubber-lid upper die. With this, the silicone is caused to flow into an injection port through the silicone injection passage. Then, sequentially through the injection port and the disc silicone-flow passage, the silicone is caused to flow toward an inner periphery of a silicone injection space. Further, the silicone flows between both circumferential sides of the silicone-flow deflection region. In this way, the silicone flows in a peculiar manner in conformity with a shape of the silicone-flow deflection region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: BISCO CO., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kouichi Sato, Yukio Sato
  • Publication number: 20180218994
    Abstract: To reduce substrate warp occurring after connection an anisotropic conductive film is used. An anisotropic conductive film has: a first insulating adhesive layer; a second insulating adhesive layer; and a conductive particle-containing layer sandwiched by the first insulating adhesive layer and the second insulating adhesive layer and having conductive particles contained in an insulating adhesive, wherein air bubbles are contained between the conductive particle-containing layer and the first insulating adhesive layer, and, the conductive particle-containing layer, a portion thereof below the conductive particles and in contact with the second insulating adhesive layer has a lower degree of cure than other portions thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2018
    Publication date: August 2, 2018
    Applicant: DEXERIALS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kouichi SATO, Yasushi AKUTSU
  • Patent number: 9960139
    Abstract: To reduce substrate warp occurring after connection an anisotropic conductive film is used. An anisotropic conductive film has: a first insulating adhesive layer; a second insulating adhesive layer; and a conductive particle-containing layer sandwiched by the first insulating adhesive layer and the second insulating adhesive layer and having conductive particles contained in an insulating adhesive, wherein air bubbles are contained between the conductive particle-containing layer and the first insulating adhesive layer, and, the conductive particle-containing layer, a portion thereof below the conductive particles and in contact with the second insulating adhesive layer has a lower degree of cure than other portions thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: DEXERIALS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kouichi Sato, Yasushi Akutsu
  • Publication number: 20170196320
    Abstract: Silicone is placed between an upper die and an injection-pressing rubber-lid upper die, and the silicone injection passage is pressurized by the injection-pressing rubber-lid upper die. With this, the silicone is caused to flow into an injection port through the silicone injection passage. Then, sequentially through the injection port and the disc silicone-flow passage, the silicone is caused to flow toward an inner periphery of a silicone injection space. Further, the silicone flows between both circumferential sides of the silicone-flow deflection region. In this way, the silicone flows in a peculiar manner in conformity with a shape of the silicone-flow deflection region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2015
    Publication date: July 13, 2017
    Applicant: BISO CO., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kouichi SATO, Yukio SATO
  • Patent number: 9515042
    Abstract: An anisotropic conductive film is obtained by dispersing conductive particles in an insulating adhesive composition including a (meth)acrylate-based monomer composition, a radical polymerization initiator, and a film-forming resin. The (meth)acrylate-based monomer composition includes a (meth)acrylate-based monomer which has a cyclic ester residue or a cyclic amide residue represented by the formula (1): R1 is a hydrogen atom or a methyl group; R2 is an alkylene group or an alkyloxy group; R3 is an alkyl group, an alkylene group, an aryl group, or a halogen atom; n is an integer of 0 to 3; R4 is absent or an alkylene, dotted lines on both sides of R4 jointly represent a single bond; X1 is absent, or an oxygen atom or a carbon atom; and X2 is an oxygen atom, a nitrogen atom, or a sulfur atom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: DEXERIALS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yasushi Akutsu, Kouichi Sato, Shigeyuki Yoshizawa
  • Publication number: 20150319867
    Abstract: An anisotropic conductive film including conductive particles arranged uniformly in a single layer and capable of supporting fine-pitch connection is produced by: drying a coating film of a particle dispersion in which conductive particles are dispersed in a dilute solution of a thermoplastic resin that forms a coating after drying, whereby a conductive particle-containing layer is formed in which the coated conductive particles coated with the dried coating of the dilute solution of the thermoplastic resin and arranged in a single layer stick to the dried coating film; and laminating an insulating resin layer onto the conductive particle-containing layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2013
    Publication date: November 5, 2015
    Applicant: DEXERIALS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kouichi SATO
  • Publication number: 20150243626
    Abstract: To reduce substrate warp occurring after connection an anisotropic conductive film is used. An anisotropic conductive film has: a first insulating adhesive layer; a second insulating adhesive layer; and a conductive particle-containing layer sandwiched by the first insulating adhesive layer and the second insulating adhesive layer and having conductive particles contained in an insulating adhesive, wherein air bubbles are contained between the conductive particle-containing layer and the first insulating adhesive layer, and, the conductive particle-containing layer, a portion thereof below the conductive particles and in contact with the second insulating adhesive layer has a lower degree of cure than other portions thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2013
    Publication date: August 27, 2015
    Applicant: Dexerials Corporation
    Inventors: Kouichi Sato, Yasushi Akutsu
  • Patent number: 8433832
    Abstract: A control equipment with a built-in communication apparatus is provided which realizes a delay required for communication without a software intervention while at the same time reducing a load of the communication processing. The control equipment with a communication apparatus includes: a communication device to communicate with a plurality of destinations; and a decision device to determine a mode requiring a reception completion interrupt and a mode not requiring the reception completion interrupt. If the decision device decides that the reception completion interrupt is not necessary, the communication device transmits data to one or more destinations and also virtually transmits data to a second destination different from the first intended destination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2013
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Wataru Nagaura, Kenji Ohta, Kouichi Sato
  • Publication number: 20120228026
    Abstract: An anisotropic conductive film is obtained by dispersing conductive particles in an insulating adhesive composition including a (meth)acrylate-based monomer composition, a radical polymerization initiator, and a film-forming resin. The (meth)acrylate-based monomer composition includes a (meth)acrylate-based monomer which has a cyclic ester residue or a cyclic amide residue represented by the formula (1): R1 is a hydrogen atom or a methyl group; R2 is an alkylene group or an alkyloxy group; R3 is an alkyl group, an alkylene group, an aryl group, or a halogen atom; n is an integer of 0 to 3; R4 is absent or an alkylene, dotted lines on both sides of R4 jointly represent a single bond; X1 is absent, or an oxygen atom or a carbon atom; and X2 is an oxygen atom, a nitrogen atom, or a sulfur atom.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2011
    Publication date: September 13, 2012
    Applicant: SONY CHEMICAL & INFORMATION DEVICE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yasushi Akutsu, Kouichi Sato, Shigeyuki Yoshizawa
  • Publication number: 20110047308
    Abstract: A control equipment with a built-in communication apparatus is provided which realizes a delay required for communication without a software intervention while at the same time reducing a load of the communication processing. The control equipment with a communication apparatus includes: a communication device to communicate with a plurality of destinations; and a decision device to determine a mode requiring a reception completion interrupt and a mode not requiring the reception completion interrupt. If the decision device decides that the reception completion interrupt is not necessary, the communication device transmits data to one or more destinations and also virtually transmits data to a second destination different from the first intended destination.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2010
    Publication date: February 24, 2011
    Applicant: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Wataru NAGAURA, Kenji OHTA, Kouichi SATO
  • Patent number: 7892679
    Abstract: The non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery of the present invention uses, as the positive electrode active material, a mixture of a lithium-containing transition metal oxide LiaNixMnyO2 (wherein a, x, and y respectively satisfy the following relations: 1<a?1.5; 0.5?x+y?1; 0<x<1; and 0<y<1) containing nickel and manganese as transition metals and having the layered rock-salt type crystal structure of a hexagonal system belonging to space group R-3m and a lithium manganese oxide Li(1+b) Mn(2?b)O4 (wherein b satisfies 0?b?0.33) having the spinel structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2011
    Assignee: Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Noriyuki Shimizu, Hideki Kitao, Kouichi Sato, Yoshinori Kida
  • Patent number: 7849236
    Abstract: A control equipment with a built-in communication apparatus is provided which realizes a delay required for communication without a software intervention while at the same time reducing a load of the communication processing. The control equipment with a communication apparatus includes: a communication device to communicate with a plurality of destinations; and a decision device to determine a mode requiring a reception completion interrupt and a mode not requiring the reception completion interrupt. If the decision device decides that the reception completion interrupt is not necessary, the communication device transmits data to one or more destinations and also virtually transmits data to a second destination different from the first intended destination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2010
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Wataru Nagaura, Kenji Ohta, Kouichi Sato
  • Patent number: 7584672
    Abstract: A magnetostrictive torque sensor having: a rotating shaft to rotate around a center axis, the rotating shaft having magnetostrictive characteristics; and a cylindrical magnetic core disposed at a predetermined distance on an outer periphery of the rotating shaft, the cylindrical magnetic core having a detection coil disposed on an inner periphery thereof to detect a torque applied to the rotating shaft. The detection coil is formed with a coil assembly to form a bridged circuit, and the coil assembly is formed with a flexible substrate coil disposed on a whole inner periphery of the magnetic core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2009
    Assignee: Hitachi Cable, Ltd.
    Inventors: Song Ouyang, Yukio Ikeda, Kouichi Sato
  • Patent number: 7562738
    Abstract: A vehicle control apparatus for detecting an operation amount of or an operation state quantity by an operation force on each of two independent operation elements to thereby control a steering unit based on a difference between the operation state quantities so detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2009
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Koichi Suyama, Takamitsu Tajima, Yoshinobu Tada, Kouichi Sato
  • Patent number: 7424830
    Abstract: A torque sensor 1 is provided with two shafts 3, 4 (input shaft 3 and output shaft 4) which constitute a shaft member 2, which is a torque detection object, an elastic member 5 which connects the shafts 3 and 4 coaxially, and a torsion angle of the elastic member 5 is detected as a torque which affects on the shaft member 2. The torque sensor 1 is provided with a hard magnetic member 6 which generates a magnetic flux therearound, a pair of first soft magnetic members 7, 8 which constitute a first magnetic circuit H1 together with the hard magnetic member 6 to change a reluctance by torsion of the elastic member 5, a pair of second soft magnetic members 9, 10 which constitute a second magnetic circuit H2 together with the hard magnetic member 6 to keep the reluctance constant, and a flux detection means 12 which detects a flux density of the second magnetic circuit H2 that varies in accordance with a torsion angle of the elastic member 5.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2008
    Assignee: Hitachi Cable, Ltd.
    Inventors: Toshimichi Matsusaki, Tatsuya Ohtaka, Kouichi Sato, Yukio Ikeda