Patents by Inventor Makoto Saito

Makoto 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: 20190178920
    Abstract: A semiconductor device is provided which can detect a fluctuation of a power supply voltage. The semiconductor device includes a counter circuit that outputs a signal when a period during which a power supply voltage of a system to be monitored is lower than or equal to a first voltage value exceeds a predetermined time, a first flag circuit that sets a first flag based on the signal, a second flag circuit that sets a second flag when the power supply voltage becomes a second voltage value or lower, and a circuit that outputs a reset signal that resets the system when both the first and the second flags are set. The first voltage value and the second voltage value are higher than a minimum voltage that guarantees normal operation of the system. The first voltage value is higher than the second voltage value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2018
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Inventors: Toshiharu SAITO, Makoto INOUE, Yasunori KUBOTA
  • Patent number: 10314202
    Abstract: In a heat spreading module for a portable electronic device configured such that a heat pipe is attached along a metal plate with which a heating element is brought into close contact, and heat of a heated region of the metal plate with which the heating element is brought into close contact is transferred to a place on the metal plate apart from the heated region by the heat pipe, the heat pipe is configured such that a container is formed of a pipe, a portion of the container arranged on the heated region is a heated portion, and a portion of the container apart from the heated region is a heat dissipation portion that dissipates heat to the metal plate, and the heated portion is formed in a flat shape, and the heat dissipation portion is formed to be thicker than the heated portion having the flat shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: FUJIKURA LTD.
    Inventors: Mohammad Shahed Ahamed, Yuji Saito, Akihiro Takamiya, Makoto Takahashi
  • Publication number: 20190162939
    Abstract: An optical system is constituted of a first lens unit having a positive refractive power, a second lens unit having a positive refractive power and moving when focusing is performed, and a third lens unit which are arranged in this order from an object side to an image side, and distances between neighboring lens units are changed when focusing is performed. In the optical system, a back focus, arrangement of the second lens unit, and the like are appropriately set.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2018
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Inventors: Shinichiro Saito, Makoto Nakahara, Suguru Inoue, Akira Mizuma, Masakazu Yamagishi
  • Publication number: 20190160455
    Abstract: A slurry composition for a catalyst and a method for producing the same, a catalyst and a method for producing the same using the slurry composition for a catalyst. The method omits many heretofore required treatment steps and reduces catalyst production cost. The method comprising the steps of providing a slurry composition for a catalyst, comprising at least an aluminosilicate, Cu, and water, and having a solid concentration of 0.1% by mass to 90% by mass, wherein a component for a catalyst has composition represented by Al2O3.xSiO2.yT2O.zCuO (wherein T is a quaternary ammonium cation, and x, y and z are numbers that satisfy 10?x?40, 0.1?y<2.0, and 0.1?z<2.0, respectively) in terms of molar ratio based on an oxide; coating at least one side of a support with this slurry composition; and heat-treating at 350° C. or higher.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2018
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Applicant: N.E. CHEMCAT Corporation
    Inventors: Yukio TAKAGI, Kiyohiko SAITO, Yasuyuki BANNO, Makoto NAGATA
  • Publication number: 20190162932
    Abstract: An optical system includes a first lens unit having positive refractive power, a second lens unit, and a third lens unit having negative refractive power arranged in order from an object side to an image side. The second lens unit moves in focusing, thereby changing a distance between adjacent lens units. The first lens unit includes a positive lens, and the third lens unit includes a negative lens. A focal length of the positive lens, a focal length of the negative lens, a focal length of the third lens unit, and a back focus of the optical system are appropriately set.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2018
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Inventors: Shinichiro Saito, Makoto Nakahara, Suguru Inoue, Akira Mizuma, Masakazu Yamagishi
  • Publication number: 20190155003
    Abstract: An optical system includes a first lens unit B1 having a positive refractive power, a second lens unit B2, and a third lens unit B3 disposed in order from an object side to an image side. The second lens unit B2 moves in focusing so that an interval between adjacent lens units among the first, second, and third lens units changes. The first lens unit B1 includes a positive lens G1p disposed closest to the object side and a negative lens G1n being a closest negative lens with respect to the object side. The optical system satisfies a predetermined condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2018
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Shinichiro Saito, Makoto Nakahara, Suguru Inoue, Akira Mizuma, Masakazu Yamagishi
  • Patent number: 10297481
    Abstract: A magnetic annealing apparatus is provided which performs a magnetic annealing on workpieces held in a workpiece boat by using a horizontal superconducting magnet as a magnetic field generating unit. The magnetic annealing apparatus includes a carrier configured to accommodate the workpieces before the magnetic annealing process; and a workpiece conveyance mechanism configured to convey the workpieces held in the carrier to the workpiece boat. The workpiece conveyance mechanism is capable of holding the workpieces in either a horizontal state or in a vertical state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Tokyo Electron Limited
    Inventors: Yuji Ono, Toru Ishii, Makoto Saito, Mitsuru Obara, Yasushi Takeuchi
  • Patent number: 10280121
    Abstract: A silicon carbide member for a plasma processing apparatus is obtained by mixing an ?-silicon carbide powder having an average particle size of 0.3 to 3 ?m, with an amount of metal impurities in the ?-silicon carbide powder reduced to 20 ppm or less, and a sintering aid comprising B4C in amount of 0.5 to 5 weight parts or Al2O3 and Y2O3 in total amount of 3 to 15 weight parts; sintering a mixture of the ?-silicon carbide powder and the sintering aid in an argon atmosphere furnace or a high-frequency dielectric heating furnace; and then processing the resulting sintered body. The resulting silicon carbide member for a plasma processing apparatus is low cost and durable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: HOKURIKU SEIKEI INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masahiro Okesaku, Michito Miyahara, Hideo Eto, Yukio Okudo, Makoto Saito, Hiroshi Sanda
  • Patent number: 10276420
    Abstract: An electrostatic chuck includes a first electrode provided in a first plane, a second electrode provided in a second plane parallel to the first plane, and an insulator. The second electrode includes a plurality of portions which intersect with an intersection line between a region in which the first electrode is orthogonally projected to the second plane and a third plane vertical to the second plane. The insulator is provided between the first and second electrodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Shinya Ito, Hiroshi Sanda, Eiichi Nagumo, Makoto Saito
  • Patent number: 10274357
    Abstract: Provided is a refrigeration cycle apparatus including: a refrigerant circuit formed by connecting, by a refrigerant pipe, a compressor, a condenser, an expansion device, an evaporator and a liquid reservoir; a liquid level detection sensor including a plurality of heat generating units and a plurality of temperature detection units, the heat generating units being paired with the temperature detection units, and provided in the liquid reservoir, the liquid level detection sensor being configured to detect a liquid level of a refrigerant accumulated in the liquid reservoir, based on a temperature of each of the heat generating units, in which the liquid reservoir includes a container for accumulating the refrigerant, an inlet pipe connected to the refrigerant circuit and configured to allow a portion of the refrigerant flowing out of the container to flow into the container, and in which in the container, a shielding portion is provided between an discharge outlet for the refrigerant of the inlet pipe and the
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Yasutaka Ochiai, Makoto Saito, Masaki Toyoshima
  • Patent number: 10258114
    Abstract: Stringers without fastener tape have continuous fastener elements and have element fixing members wherein the fastener elements are sewn together by a sewing thread. The element fixing members are inserted between upper and lower leg sections of the fastener elements. The sewing thread comes in contact with and straddles the upper and lower leg sections of each fastener element and pierces the element fixing members between the fastener elements. As a result of such stringers without fastener tape, the fastener elements can be held and the weight and cost of an article with a slide fastener can be reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: YKK Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki Sho, Makoto Saito
  • Publication number: 20190032653
    Abstract: An internal gear pump includes an outer rotor, an inner rotor, and a pump housing. The inner rotor is rotatably disposed inside the outer rotor having internal teeth, forms pump chambers between the outer rotor and the inner rotor, and has external teeth. The pump housing has an inhalation port, a discharge port, and a first notch formed within a first land surface that extends from an end of the inhalation port to an end of the discharge port. The first notch is formed along a projection trajectory obtained by projecting a trajectory of chip points on the first land surface, where each chip point is a middle point between a corresponding one of the internal teeth and a corresponding one of the external teeth at a location at which the internal and external teeth substantially face each other above the first land surface and are closest to each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2018
    Publication date: January 31, 2019
    Applicant: SUBARU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shinya HORIE, Katsuyuki NAMIKI, Atsushi FUJIE, Makoto SAITO
  • Patent number: 10151505
    Abstract: A mode selection unit selects a continuous operation mode when a dehumidifying operation is started. When an indoor temperature is less than or equal to a set first temperature threshold and indoor humidity is greater than a set humidity threshold in the continuous operation mode, the mode selection unit selects an intermittent operation mode. When the indoor temperature is less than or equal to a set second temperature threshold that is greater than the first temperature threshold and the indoor humidity is less than or equal to the set humidity threshold in the intermittent operation mode, the mode selection unit selects an operation stop mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Yasutaka Ochiai, Fumitake Unezaki, Makoto Saito, Kiyoshi Yoshimura, Ryoji Abe
  • Publication number: 20180340208
    Abstract: Described herein is a method for producing and calibrating isotopically labeled peptides for use as standards for a variety of analytical and qualitative purposes. An expression construct, encoding a superprotein comprised of concatenated peptides, proteolysis sensitive sites, a detectable moiety, and optionally, a purification tag, is provided. The quantity of the superprotein and/or peptide is determined using the detectable moiety. The superprotein is subjected to proteolytic digestion and the peptides are isotopically labeled.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2016
    Publication date: November 29, 2018
    Applicant: WOODS HOLE OCEANOGRAPHIC INSTITUTION
    Inventors: MAKOTO SAITO, MATTHEW R. MCILVIN
  • Patent number: 10113763
    Abstract: A refrigeration cycle apparatus Including a refrigerant circuit configured to circulate refrigerant to a compressor, an indoor heat exchanger, an expansion valve, and an outdoor heat exchanger, the compressor being connected to the indoor heat exchanger by a gas extension pipe, the expansion valve being connected to the outdoor heat exchanger by a liquid extension pipe; pressure sensors and temperature sensors to detect an operating state amount of the refrigerant circuit; and a controller to execute refrigerant-leakage detection operation of detecting refrigerant leakage by calculating a refrigerant amount in the refrigerant circuit based on the operating state amount detected by the pressure sensors and the temperature sensors, and comparing the calculated refrigerant amount with a reference refrigerant amount. The controller controls a quality of the refrigerant at an outlet of the liquid extension pipe to be in a range from 0.1 to 0.7 in the refrigerant-leakage detection operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Yasutaka Ochiai, Fumitake Unezaki, Makoto Saito, Kazuhiro Komatsu, Junji Hori
  • Patent number: 10113896
    Abstract: A liquid reservoir includes at least one liquid surface level detection unit in the liquid reservoir. The at least one liquid surface level detection unit includes a plurality of liquid surface level detection units. The plurality of liquid surface level detection units each include a plurality of self-heating sensors. The plurality of self-heating sensors are positioned at different heights.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Masaki Toyoshima, Yasutaka Ochiai, Makoto Saito
  • Patent number: 10096416
    Abstract: Disclosed is a magnetizing apparatus including: a placing table configured to place thereon a storage container storing a plurality of substrates; a magnetizing chamber configured to accommodate the storage container and apply a magnetic field to the plurality of substrates in the storage container; and a conveying mechanism configured to convey the storage container from the placing table into the magnetizing chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Tokyo Electron Limited
    Inventors: Tadashi Enomoto, Makoto Saito
  • Patent number: 10082325
    Abstract: A refrigerating apparatus includes: a refrigerating circuit in which a refrigerant that is discharged from a compressor is conveyed under pressure sequentially to a first flow rate controlling apparatus, a heat storing tank, a condenser, a first decompressing apparatus, and an evaporator, and is recycled to the compressor; a defrosting circuit in which the refrigerant that is discharged from the compressor is conveyed under pressure sequentially to the first flow rate controlling apparatus, the heat storing tank, the first decompressing apparatus, and the evaporator, and is recycled to the compressor; and a flow channel switching apparatus that connects an outlet side of the heat storing tank to an inlet side of the condenser or to an inlet side of the first decompressing apparatus to form the refrigerating circuit or the defrosting circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Makoto Saito, Fumitake Unezaki
  • Patent number: 10062820
    Abstract: An interposer includes element mounting sections and terminal sections directly and partly formed on a surface of an aluminum film having the predetermined pattern. Each of the element mounting sections and the terminal sections has a laminated structure of an Ni film, an Pd film and an Au film. The interposer is formed with an AuSn layer on a predetermined region of a surface of each Au film in the element mounting sections. The interposer includes a protective film having optical permeability that directly covers a region of the surface of the aluminum film, which is out of contact with the element mounting sections and the terminal sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Mituhiko Ueda, Makoto Saito, Takanori Aketa, Toru Hirano
  • Publication number: 20180202691
    Abstract: A refrigeration apparatus is equipped with a heat source unit, a cooling unit, a low-pressure gas tube, and a bypass circuit. In the heat source unit, a compressor, a condenser, and a tube are housed. The compressor has a variable operating capacity, and sucks, compresses, and discharges refrigerant. The condenser condenses the refrigerant compressed by the compressor. The tube connects the compressor with the condenser. In the cooling unit, an expansion valve and a cooler are housed. The expansion valve decompresses the refrigerant condensed by the condenser. The cooler evaporates the refrigerant decompressed by the expansion valve. The low-pressure gas tube connects the cooler with the compressor. The bypass circuit connects the tube located in the heat source unit with the low-pressure gas tube located in the cooling unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2015
    Publication date: July 19, 2018
    Inventor: Makoto SAITO