Patents by Inventor Makoto Kato

Makoto Kato 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: 20240239451
    Abstract: A floating structure includes: a floating body including one or more buoyant bodies disposed around a structure; and a plurality of first support wires disposed between the structure and the floating body and configured to transmit the self-weight of the structure to the floating body. Each of the first support wires having: one end connected to the floating body; and another end connected to the structure below the one end.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2022
    Publication date: July 18, 2024
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Motoki Kato, Kai Karikomi, Tadashi Sugimura, Makoto Ohta, Yoichi Kamitani, Kunihiro Morishita, Atsushi Yuge
  • Publication number: 20240244770
    Abstract: Provided is an electronic control component bracket that does not allow an electronic control component such as an ECU to be easily detached even if an unexpected external force is applied to the electronic control component, in a case where the bracket is assembled with the electronic control component. When a case of the electronic control component is assembled with an electronic control component bracket , an upper end of an elastic extending portion is moved into a bottom wall portion side of a disengagement-preventing portion so as to be stored in a gap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2024
    Publication date: July 18, 2024
    Inventors: Makoto KATO, Katsuya HIRAKAWA, Yasuto KOJO
  • Patent number: 12040122
    Abstract: A multilayer coil component includes an element assembly that has a first surface and second surfaces and extending in a direction orthogonal to the first surface, and terminal electrodes that has first electrode parts extending in a direction orthogonal to the first surface along the second surfaces. At least a portion of the first electrode parts of the terminal electrodes is disposed inside the element assembly. The element assembly is present between imaginary lines extending in a direction parallel to the first surface toward the second surfaces from a position farthest from the first surface in a direction orthogonal to the first surface in the first electrode parts positioned inside the element assembly and the first surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2024
    Assignee: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Youichi Kazuta, Hajime Kato, Makoto Yoshino, Kazuya Tobita, Yuto Shiga, Noriaki Hamachi
  • Patent number: 12020913
    Abstract: A temperature regulator includes a first member, a channel, and a cavity. The first member has a first surface that is subjected to temperature control. The channel is along the first surface in the first member, and refrigerant flows in the channel. The cavity is provided in the first member adjacently to a flow rate change region of the channel. A flow rate of refrigerant in the flow rate change region is higher than a flow rate of refrigerant in another region of the channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2024
    Assignee: TOKYO ELECTRON LIMITED
    Inventors: Makoto Kato, Sho Murano
  • Publication number: 20240206061
    Abstract: A wiring substrate includes an insulating layer including a first layer and a second layer, and a conductor layer including a metal film formed on a surface of the second layer of the insulating layer such that the conductor layer includes a conductor pattern. The first layer includes resin and first inorganic particles, the second layer includes resin and second inorganic particles at the content rate that is lower than the content rate of the first inorganic particles in the first layer, and the thickness of the first layer is 90% or more of the thickness of the insulating layer. The second layer of the insulating layer includes a composite layer having the thickness in the range of 0.1 to 0.3 ?m, and the composite layer includes part of the metal film in the conductor layer formed in gaps between the second inorganic particles and resin in the second layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2023
    Publication date: June 20, 2024
    Applicant: IBIDEN CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ryo ANDO, Nobuhisa KURODA, Shogo FUKUI, Kosei ICHIKAWA, Makoto KATO
  • Publication number: 20240194514
    Abstract: A substrate support disposed inside a plasma processing chamber includes a base electrically connected to at least one power supply, a first dielectric disposed on the base and having a substrate support surface, and a second dielectric disposed on the base to surround the first dielectric and having a ring support surface, wherein the first dielectric includes therein a first heat transfer gas diffusion space, a first electrode disposed above the first heat transfer gas diffusion space, and a conductor that electrically connects the first electrode and the base, and wherein the second dielectric includes therein a second heat transfer gas diffusion space, and a second electrode disposed above the second heat transfer gas diffusion space and electrically connected to a power supply that outputs a common voltage with the base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2024
    Publication date: June 13, 2024
    Applicant: Tokyo Electron Limited
    Inventor: Makoto KATO
  • Publication number: 20240182206
    Abstract: A retaining tool is to be arranged in a housing space of a packing container and has: an insertion portion into which a syringe containing a material storage container that stores a viscous material can be inserted in an upright posture; and a solid portion that is provided around the insertion portion and forms the insertion portion. The solid portion is formed from a first end portion at which the insertion portion is positioned in the direction in which the viscous material is inserted into the insertion portion to a second end portion that is on the opposite side from the first end portion; includes a non-crosslinked polyethylene foam; and prevents bubbling when the viscous material as frozen at 0° C. or below thaws. The present invention also provides a usage method for the retaining tool, a syringe transport tool set, and a transport method for a syringe.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2022
    Publication date: June 6, 2024
    Inventors: Misako HIROTA, Makoto KATO, Takashi NEMOTO
  • Publication number: 20240175497
    Abstract: A valve device includes a cover and a valve. The cover is attached to be fixed to a mating part to which the cover is attached, and includes a cover top part and a leg part extending from an outer peripheral part of the cover top part toward a mating part side to be attached to the mating part at a distal end part in an extending direction, the leg part is one of a plurality of the leg parts that are intermittently disposed in a circumferential direction, and a release hole allowing a release of a fluid from an inside to an outside of the cover is disposed in each space between the leg parts that are adjacent to each other in the circumferential direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2023
    Publication date: May 30, 2024
    Inventors: Makoto KATO, Kiyohiro YOSHIHASHI, Junya UKAI, Tomotaka OSAKABE, Yusuke TAGUCHI, Junki SUGIMOTO, Shigeyuki INOUE
  • Publication number: 20240166420
    Abstract: The present invention provides a syringe transport method, packaging member, a method for using the packaging member, and a syringe transport tool set that has: surrounding member that is arranged in a housing space in a packing container, encircles a syringe comprising a material storage container that stores a viscous material, and comprises buffer member that cushions against external force applied to the syringe during transportation of the syringe; and a cold storage container comprising a content that can be arranged between the syringe and the buffer member in the housing space and which cools the syringe and a content storage container that houses the content. The thermal conductivity of the buffer member is no more than 0.022W/m·K. The melting point of the content is no more than ?30° C. The present invention uses a configuration other than vacuum heat insulation and prevents or suppresses excessive cooling of the viscous material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2022
    Publication date: May 23, 2024
    Inventors: Misako HIROTA, Makoto KATO, Takashi NEMOTO
  • Publication number: 20240141073
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a cellulose derivative includes a step of preparing a low crystalline cellulose having a degree of crystallinity of 70% or less and a step of derivatizing the low crystalline cellulose described above.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2023
    Publication date: May 2, 2024
    Inventors: Yoshiki NAKASHIMA, Hideki TANAKA, Sotaro OANA, Makoto KATO
  • Publication number: 20240123921
    Abstract: Objects are: to make a fixing structure in which an engagement part of a fixing member is inserted and fixed in a through hole of a plate-shaped member, into a structure in which the fixing member is easily detached from the through hole and is less likely to be damaged or broken when being detached; and to, in doing so, maintain the dustproof and waterproof performance, the molding processability, and the elasticity of a dish-like contact portion of the fixing member at the conventional level, and suppress a size increase. To attain these objects, in a fixing structure, arc-shaped bent portions are respectively formed at both ends of a dish-like contact portion which annularly contacts a through hole surrounding portion from a near side in an insertion direction, and are guide portions for a detachment jig to enter the inside of the dish-like contact portion in the fixing structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2023
    Publication date: April 18, 2024
    Inventors: Toshio IWAHARA, Katsuya HIRAKAWA, Makoto KATO, Toshinori MURAMOTO
  • Publication number: 20240081900
    Abstract: A catheter includes an elongated body, a distal end side of which is inserted into a body, and an electrode provided around an axis of the elongated body and expandable in a direction intersecting the axis. The electrode in an expanded state includes an intermediate portion at least partially including a portion in which element wires spread like a mesh, a proximal end portion located closer to a proximal end side of the elongated body than the intermediate portion and in which the element wires gather, and a distal end portion located closer to the distal end side than the intermediate portion and in which the element wires gather. The intermediate portion includes a maximum portion where an outer dimension of the electrode is maximized. The maximum portion is located closer to the proximal end side than a center of the electrode in an axial direction of the elongated body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2023
    Publication date: March 14, 2024
    Inventors: Kohei SAKAKI, Makoto KATO, Ryo ISHIDA
  • Publication number: 20240087857
    Abstract: A plasma processing apparatus includes a substrate support. The substrate support includes a base, an electrostatic chuck, a chuck electrode, and an electrode structure. The electrostatic chuck is disposed on the base and has a central region and an annular region. The chuck electrode is disposed in the central region. The electrode structure is disposed below the chuck electrode in the central region and is placed in an electrically floating state. The electrode structure includes a first electrode layer, a second electrode layer disposed below the first electrode layer, and one or more connectors that connect the first electrode layer and the second electrode layer. At least one bias power supply is electrically coupled to the substrate support.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2023
    Publication date: March 14, 2024
    Applicant: Tokyo Electron Limited
    Inventors: Chishio KOSHIMIZU, Shoichiro MATSUYAMA, Makoto KATO
  • Publication number: 20240052871
    Abstract: Provided is a fixing member that can fix a base and a fixing target member such that the fixation between the base and the fixing target member can be released and formation of a gap between the base and the fixing target member is suppressed. The fixing member includes a shaft portion and an elastic piece formed integrally with the shaft portion. The shaft portion is provided so as to be movable between an advance position at which the distal end portion thereof is engageable with a hole of the fixing target member and a retraction position at which the engagement is released, in an assembled state to the base. The elastic piece biases the shaft portion to the advance position, and is elastically deformable so as to permit movement of the shaft portion to the retraction position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2023
    Publication date: February 15, 2024
    Inventors: Makoto KATO, Atsushi TOKUNAGA
  • Publication number: 20240047182
    Abstract: A plasma processing apparatus includes a plasma processing chamber and a substrate support disposed in the plasma processing chamber. The substrate support includes a ceramic member having a substrate supporting surface and a back surface, a chuck electrode layer, a bias electrode layer, a gas diffusion channel horizontally extending in the ceramic member and having a main path and branch paths branched from the main path, a gas inlet vertically extending from the back surface to the gas diffusion channel in the ceramic member, and gas outlets communicating with the gas diffusion channel. Each gas outlet has a cavity portion horizontally extending from at least one of the branch paths and a porous portion vertically extending from the cavity portion to the substrate supporting surface and filled with a ceramic porous material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2023
    Publication date: February 8, 2024
    Applicant: Tokyo Electron Limited
    Inventor: Makoto KATO
  • Patent number: 11890239
    Abstract: A vehicle, including: a panel member provided at a vehicle body, the panel member opposing a wheelchair, which has boarded the vehicle, in a vehicle width direction; a front side securing member provided at the panel member, the front side securing member being caused to contact a front portion side of a handrim of the wheelchair or a front portion side of a wheel of the wheelchair; and a rear side securing member that presses a rear portion side of the handrim or a rear portion side of the wheel toward a vehicle body front side so as to push the front portion side of the handrim or the front portion side of the wheel against the front side securing member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Makoto Kato
  • Publication number: 20240034529
    Abstract: A cable tie may include a desired length of belt configured to be wrapped around a bundle of tied articles, and a buckle connected to a proximal end portion of the belt and having a belt insertion hole. The belt includes a base portion linearly extending from the buckle and a functional portion having a first linear portion and a second linear portion. The first linear portion is connected to a distal end of the base portion at a proximal end thereof. The second linear portion is connected to a distal end of the first liner portion at a proximal end thereof. The first linear portion is inclined at a first angle with respect to the base portion in a belt wrapping direction. The second linear portion is inclined at a second angle with respect to the first liner portion in the belt wrapping direction. The first angle is determined to be equal to or smaller than the second angle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2023
    Publication date: February 1, 2024
    Inventors: Makoto KATO, Katsuya HIRAKAWA, Itsuo WAKABAYASHI, Atsushi TAKENAKA
  • Publication number: 20240034530
    Abstract: A cable tie may include a desired length of belt, and a buckle connected to a proximal end portion of the belt. The buckle has a belt insertion hole and a slot continuous with the belt insertion hole. The belt insertion hole is configured such that the belt is longitudinally introduced thereinto. The slot is configured such that the belt is laterally introduced into the belt insertion hole therethrough. The slot includes an inlet opening that is gradually widened outward.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2023
    Publication date: February 1, 2024
    Inventors: Toshio IWAHARA, Katsuya HIRAKAWA, Satoshi TSURUMI, Makoto KATO, Itsuo WAKABAYASHI, Atsushi TAKENAKA
  • Patent number: 11881595
    Abstract: A coating solution for lithium ion battery separators which comprises inorganic particles, an organic polymer binder and carboxymethyl cellulose having an etherification rate of 1.10 to 2.00 or a salt thereof, or a coating solution for lithium ion battery separators comprising inorganic particles containing magnesium hydroxide having a linseed oil absorption of 30 to 80 (g/100 g), and a separator having a coating layer formed from the coating solution on a substrate and high safety and low internal resistance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI PAPER MILLS LIMITED
    Inventors: Makoto Kato, Noriko Kasai, Kukjin Yoon
  • Publication number: 20240016536
    Abstract: A power supply device according to an embodiment of the disclosure includes a power source unit configured to supply power for performing ablation using irreversible electroporation to a plurality of electrodes in an ablation catheter, and a control unit configured to control pulse voltages such that when the ablation is performed by supplying the power, the pulse voltages with a plurality of types of positive amplitude values are applied to three or more application electrodes including the plurality of electrodes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2021
    Publication date: January 18, 2024
    Inventors: Makoto KATO, Takuya HIRAO, Hisao MIYAMOTO