Patents by Inventor Kunihiko Sato

Kunihiko 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: 10888279
    Abstract: There is provided a biological information monitoring system for monitoring biological information of a subject on a bed, the system comprising: detectors which detect load of the subject; a center of gravity position calculating unit which acquires temporal variation of a center of gravity position of the subject based on the detected load; a body motion information determining unit which acquires information on body motion of the subject based on the acquired temporal variation; and a respiratory rate calculating unit which calculates a respiratory rate of the subject based on the acquired temporal variation and the information on the body motion of the subject. The body motion information includes information on large and small body motions of the subject, and the body motion information determining unit includes first and second body motion information determining units which determine the information on the large and small body motions of the subject, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignees: MINEBEA MITSUMI INC., NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION CHIBA UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Akatsu, Kunihiko Sato, Norihito Iida, Shiroh Isono
  • Patent number: 10855639
    Abstract: Provided is an information processing apparatus including a selecting unit that selects a second user to be a target of notification of information on the basis of a result of behavior recognition with respect to a first user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Daisuke Mochizuki, Norihiko Sato, Shosuke Momotani, Kunihiko Miyake, Yuya Hirano, Kanahiro Shirota, Futoshi Takeuchi
  • Patent number: 10854431
    Abstract: A plasma processing method includes executing an etching process that includes supplying an etching gas into a process container in which a target substrate is supported on a second electrode serving as a lower electrode, and applying an RF power for plasma generation and an RF power for ion attraction to turn the etching gas into plasma and to subject the target substrate to etching. The etching process includes applying a negative DC voltage to a first electrode serving as an upper electrode during the etching to increase an absolute value of self-bias on the first electrode. The etching process includes releasing DC electron current generated by the negative DC voltage to ground through plasma and a conductive member disposed as a ring around the first electrode, by using a first state where the conductive member is connected to a ground potential portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: TOKYO ELECTRON LIMITED
    Inventors: Akira Koshiishi, Masaru Sugimoto, Kunihiko Hinata, Noriyuki Kobayashi, Chishio Koshimizu, Ryuji Ohtani, Kazuo Kibi, Masashi Saito, Naoki Matsumoto, Yoshinobu Ohya, Manabu Iwata, Daisuke Yano, Yohei Yamazawa, Hidetoshi Hanaoka, Toshihiro Hayami, Hiroki Yamazaki, Manabu Sato
  • Patent number: 10845749
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a first image forming unit that forms a first toner layer on a medium on which an image is to be formed, a first fixing unit that fixes the first toner layer onto the medium, a second image forming unit that forms a second toner layer on the first toner layer on the medium by using a toner having a melting point lower than a melting point of a toner that is included in the first toner layer, and a second fixing unit that performs, in a state in which a foil layer is superposed on the second toner layer, a fixing operation at a temperature lower than a temperature at which the first fixing unit performs a fixing operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kunihiko Sato, Yuki Nagamori, Keitaro Mori, Mitsuhiro Matsumoto, Aya Kakishima
  • Patent number: 10818422
    Abstract: In a multilayer coil component, an end of a lower coil layer and an end of a connecting part are directly overlapped, and the end of the lower coil layer includes a contact edge positioned on a side of the connecting part and being in contact with the connecting part and a non-contact edge positioned on a side opposite to the connecting part and not being in contact with the connecting part. Then, the contact edge and the non-contact edge are not overlapped when viewed from a laminated direction. Consequently, a propagation distance of a crack becomes longer as compared with the case where an end face is parallel to the laminated direction, effectively suppressing advance of the crack. Suppressed advance of a crack in this manner makes the multilayer coil component provide a high component strength as a whole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuusuke Nagai, Takashi Suzuki, Kouichi Kakuda, Kunihiko Kawasaki, Shinichi Kondo, Yuya Ishima, Shinichi Sato, Masaki Takahashi, Takashi Endo
  • Publication number: 20200307296
    Abstract: [Problem] To provide a thermal transfer image-receiving sheet that makes it possible to produce an image-printed item having high smoothness. [Solution] In a first embodiment of the present invention, a thermal transfer image-receiving sheet is characterized by comprising a receiving layer, a first resin layer, a paper substrate, and a second resin layer in this order, wherein the paper substrate has a thickness of 95 ?m or more and 135 ?m or less, the first resin layer has a weight of 20 g/m2 or more and 60 g/m2 or less, the second resin layer has a weight of 19 g/m2 or more and 35 g/m2 or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2019
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Applicant: Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ryota HATAKEYAMA, Kunihiko SATO
  • Patent number: 10775731
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a first image forming unit that forms a first toner layer on a medium on which an image is to be formed, a foil layer forming unit that forms a foil layer on the first toner layer on a surface of the medium on which an image is to be formed, and a second image forming unit that forms a second toner layer below the foil layer on the surface of the medium, on which an image is to be formed, in such a manner as to compensate for image steps that are formed by the first toner layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Aya Kakishima, Yuki Nagamori, Kunihiko Sato, Mitsuhiro Matsumoto, Keitaro Mori
  • Patent number: 10754267
    Abstract: Provided is an electrophotographic photosensitive member that can achieve both of the suppression of a fluctuation in potential of the photosensitive member at the time of its repeated use, and the prevention of the occurrence of a black spot-like image defect at high levels. The electrophotographic photosensitive member includes in this order: a support; an intermediate layer; and a photosensitive layer, the intermediate layer containing particles each containing titanium oxide, and the particles having a mass increase ratio of 0.005% or more when heated under a nitrogen atmosphere from 300° C. to 900° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kunihiko Sekido, Takashi Anezaki, Taichi Sato, Masashi Nishi, Atsushi Fujii
  • Patent number: 10744422
    Abstract: Provided is a separation device, including: a gas-liquid contact flow passage having a distillate discharge port formed on one end side and a bottom product discharge port formed on another end side; a raw material liquid introduction port formed between the distillate discharge port and the bottom product discharge port in the gas-liquid contact flow passage; a stripping section, which is provided between the raw material liquid introduction port and the bottom product discharge port and is configured to heat a liquid in the gas-liquid contact flow passage; a rectification section, which is provided between the raw material liquid introduction port and the distillate discharge port and is configured to cool a gas in the gas-liquid contact flow passage; and a porous body arranged in the gas-liquid contact flow passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: IHI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Naoki Sato, Kunihiko Nakano, Takuya Yoshinoya, Yuping Liu, Ryutaro Nakayama
  • Publication number: 20200243371
    Abstract: To improve peelability, yield in a peeling step, and yield in manufacturing a flexible device. A peeling method is employed which includes a first step of forming a peeling layer containing tungsten over a support substrate; a second step of forming, over the peeling layer, a layer to be peeled formed of a stack including a first layer containing silicon oxynitride and a second layer containing silicon nitride in this order and forming an oxide layer containing tungsten oxide between the peeling layer and the layer to be peeled; a third step of forming a compound containing tungsten and nitrogen in the oxide layer by heat treatment; and a fourth step of peeling the peeling layer from the layer to be peeled at the oxide layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2020
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Inventors: Seiji YASUMOTO, Masataka SATO, Shingo EGUCHI, Kunihiko SUZUKI
  • Publication number: 20200233363
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a first image forming unit that forms a first toner layer on a medium on which an image is to be formed, a first fixing unit that fixes the first toner layer onto the medium, a second image forming unit that forms a second toner layer on the first toner layer on the medium by using a toner having a melting point lower than a melting point of a toner that is included in the first toner layer, and a second fixing unit that performs, in a state in which a foil layer is superposed on the second toner layer, a fixing operation at a temperature lower than a temperature at which the first fixing unit performs a fixing operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2019
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kunihiko SATO, Yuki NAGAMORI, Keitaro MORI, Mitsuhiro MATSUMOTO, Aya KAKISHIMA
  • Publication number: 20200225610
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a first image forming unit that forms a first toner layer on a medium on which an image is to be formed, a foil layer forming unit that forms a foil layer on the first toner layer on a surface of the medium on which an image is to be formed, and a second image forming unit that forms a second toner layer below the foil layer on the surface of the medium, on which an image is to be formed, in such a manner as to compensate for image steps that are formed by the first toner layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2019
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: AYA KAKISHIMA, YUKI NAGAMORI, KUNIHIKO SATO, MITSUHIRO MATSUMOTO, KEITARO MORI
  • Patent number: 10707539
    Abstract: A battery is provided including an anode, a cathode and an electrolyte; wherein the electrolyte includes one or both of fluoro ethylene carbonate and difluoro ethylene carbonate in an amount of 0.5% by mass or more and 10% by mass or less, wherein the anode includes an anode active material layer provided on an anode current collector, and wherein a thickness of the anode active material layer, after charging the battery, is 58 um or more and 75 um or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Akira Yamaguchi, Kunihiko Hayashi, Tadahiko Kubota, Hiroyuki Suzuki, Akira Ichihashi, Yuzuru Fukushima, Hironori Sato, Masaki Kuratsuka, Hideto Watanabe, Kimio Tajima, Masahiro Miyamoto
  • Patent number: 10699814
    Abstract: The task is to provide a system which supports smooth patient referral from a referral source medical institution to a referral destination medical institution and which particularly prevents readmission due to cases that are difficult to determine simply based on patient attributes or due to the quality of medical services. To achieve this task, a referral difficult degree calculation unit calculates a referral difficulty degree which quantifies the risk that a patient cannot be discharged because a referral destination cannot be found, in consideration of a readmission risk calculated by a readmission risk calculation unit, the geographical distance between the patient and the referral destination medical institution, the total number of patients accepted, and the number of beds available. This referral difficulty degree is outputted to an output unit of the referral source medical institution or the referral destination medical institution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Shuntaro Yui, Jumpei Sato, Kunihiko Kido, Takuya Kamiyama
  • Patent number: 10700448
    Abstract: A holding structure with an insulation cap includes a corrugated tube which sheathes a trunk included in a wire harness and which has an outer circumference provided with a recess and a protrusion alternately arranged in a longitudinal direction. The insulation cap is attached to an end of a branch included in the wire harness and is provided with a protrusion which fits in the recess of the corrugated tube. The protrusion of the insulation cap is engaged with the recess of the corrugated tube, and a tape is wound around the insulation cap and the corrugated tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kunihiko Sato, Kenichi Doushita, Aiko Okamoto
  • Patent number: 10690611
    Abstract: A sensor device (30) includes an oscillation unit formed in a semiconductor integrated circuit (40) and having an oscillation frequency which changes in accordance with a physical property of an analyte which comes into contact with the oscillation unit; an oscillation frequency detection unit configured to detect the oscillation frequency, and one or more electrode pairs (36) configured to move a specific analyte dispersed in liquid to an arbitrary location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Akira Saito, Daiki Sato, Takeshi Mitsunaka, Kunihiko Iizuka
  • Patent number: 10636692
    Abstract: To improve peelability, yield in a peeling step, and yield in manufacturing a flexible device. A peeling method is employed which includes a first step of forming a peeling layer containing tungsten over a support substrate; a second step of forming, over the peeling layer, a layer to be peeled formed of a stack including a first layer containing silicon oxynitride and a second layer containing silicon nitride in this order and forming an oxide layer containing tungsten oxide between the peeling layer and the layer to be peeled; a third step of forming a compound containing tungsten and nitrogen in the oxide layer by heat treatment; and a fourth step of peeling the peeling layer from the layer to be peeled at the oxide layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Seiji Yasumoto, Masataka Sato, Shingo Eguchi, Kunihiko Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10617328
    Abstract: There is provided a load detector including a beam-type load cell which is supported on a support base in a cantilever manner, and a platform connected to the beam-type load cell. The platform includes a main body on which a subject is to be placed and a slope having a first end, which is connected to the main body, the slope being configured to guide the subject to the main body. The slope is configured to swing between a first position in which a second end of the slope is in contact with a placement surface on which the load detector is placed and a second position in which the second end is separated from the placement surface. The platform further includes a lever connected to the first end of the slope and positioned above the main body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: MINEBEA MITSUMI INC.
    Inventors: Kunihiko Sato, Jun Hatcho
  • Publication number: 20200111645
    Abstract: A plasma processing method includes executing an etching process that includes supplying an etching gas into a process container in which a target substrate is supported on a second electrode serving as a lower electrode, and applying an RF power for plasma generation and an RF power for ion attraction to turn the etching gas into plasma and to subject the target substrate to etching. The etching process includes applying a negative DC voltage to a first electrode serving as an upper electrode during the etching to increase an absolute value of self-bias on the first electrode. The etching process includes releasing DC electron current generated by the negative DC voltage to ground through plasma and a conductive member disposed as a ring around the first electrode, by using a first state where the conductive member is connected to a ground potential portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2019
    Publication date: April 9, 2020
    Applicant: TOKYO ELECTRON LIMITED
    Inventors: Akira KOSHIISHI, Masaru SUGIMOTO, Kunihiko HINATA, Noriyuki KOBAYASHI, Chishio KOSHIMIZU, Ryuji OHTANI, Kazuo KIBI, Masashi SAITO, Naoki MATSUMOTO, Yoshinobu OHYA, Manabu IWATA, Daisuke YANO, Yohei YAMAZAWA, Hidetoshi HANAOKA, Toshihiro HAYAMI, Hiroki YAMAZAKI, Manabu SATO
  • Patent number: 10607756
    Abstract: A soft magnetic metal powder includes a plurality of soft magnetic metal grains composed of an Fe—Si based alloy. A content of P in the Fe—Si based alloy is 110 to 650 ppm provided that a total content of Fe and Si is 100 mass %. A soft magnetic metal fired body includes soft magnetic metal fired grains composed of an Fe—Si based alloy. A content of P in the Fe—Si based alloy is 110 to 650 ppm provided that a total content of Fe and Si is 100 mass %.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takashi Suzuki, Hidekazu Sato, Yuusuke Nagai, Kouichi Kakuda, Kunihiko Kawasaki, Shinichi Kondo, Yuya Ishima, Shinichi Sato, Masaki Takahashi, Takashi Endo