Patents by Inventor Makoto Sato

Makoto 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: 20210317111
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a medicament for treating and/or preventing inflammatory bowel disease, comprising a quinolone compound of the formula shown below as an active ingredient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2019
    Publication date: October 14, 2021
    Inventors: Isao SHIBUYA, Daisuke OKA, Kazuyuki FUJII, Hiroko TAKAGI, Masayoshi SATO, Takako NAKASHIMA, Fusako IWATA, Makoto MATSUMOTO
  • Publication number: 20210316717
    Abstract: A vehicle control method is applied to a vehicle 1 in which a front wheel 2 is driven by an engine 4, and the method includes a basic torque setting step of setting basic torque to be generated by the engine 4, based on an operational state of the vehicle 1; a deceleration torque setting step of setting deceleration torque, based on an increase in steering angle of a steering apparatus 5 mounted on the vehicle 1; a torque generation step of controlling the engine 4 so that torque based on the basic torque and the deceleration torque is generated; and a deceleration torque changing step of changing the deceleration torque, based on a vehicle-width-direction mounting position of a steering wheel 6 and an operation direction of the steering wheel 6 when the steering angle is increased.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2019
    Publication date: October 14, 2021
    Applicants: MAZDA MOTOR CORPORATION, IKUTOKU GAKUEN
    Inventors: Takatoshi TSUKANO, Shohei YAMADA, Daisuke UMETSU, Fuminori KATO, Osamu SUNAHARA, Masato ABE, Makoto YAMAKADO, Yoshio KANO, Kazuki SATO
  • Publication number: 20210302296
    Abstract: An inspection method for a pillar-shaped honeycomb filter having a honeycomb-shaped first end face and a honeycomb-shaped second end face, including: allowing gas containing fine particles to flow into the first end face; imaging the entire second end face covered with the sheet-like light using a camera while the gas that has flowed into the first end face flows out of the second end face through the filter, and generating an image of the entire second end face covered with the sheet-like light; selecting an inspection area of the second end face and measuring information concerning a sum of luminance of each pixel in the inspection area; and determining quality of the filter based on at least the information concerning the concentration of the fine particles in the gas before the gas flows into the first end face and the information concerning the sum of luminance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2021
    Publication date: September 30, 2021
    Applicant: NGK INSULATORS, LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshihiro SATO, Takakazu KOYAMA, Yuji WATANABE, Yutaka ISHII, Takaaki KANEMITSU, Makoto MURAI, Masanari IWADE, Takafumi TERAHAI, Ryota KURAHASHI, Akinari FUKAYA, Kenji EBISUTANI
  • Patent number: 11133716
    Abstract: To realize a vertical type wireless charging device capable of detecting a metal foreign object. The wireless charging device comprises a holder, a power transmission coil, a thermal sensor, a controller, and a warning device. The power transmission coil is disposed outside the side part of the holder. The thermal sensor is disposed at the bottom part of the holder. When the temperature rising rate is not less than 20° C. per five minutes, the controller judges that a metal foreign object exists between the power transmission coil and the electronic device, and the foreign object generates unusual heat. The controller stops wireless charging from the power transmission coil to the electronic device. The controller starts the warning device to alert the user that a foreign object is mixed in the holder and generates unusual heat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: TOYODA GOSEI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Makoto Sato, Jun Imai, Toru Kanto
  • Publication number: 20210292026
    Abstract: A bag-making and packaging apparatus, for forming a bag containing a packaged article from a conveyed packaging material, is disclosed. The apparatus includes a printing part, first and second receiving parts, and a retaining part. The printing part prints information on the packaging material. The first receiving part is used in a first mode to print on the packaging material during conveyance without stopping conveyance. The second receiving part is used in a second mode to print on the packaging material at a timing when conveyance of the packaging material is stopped. The retaining part retains the first receiving part or the second receiving part so that the first receiving part and the printing part face each other with the packaging material disposed therebetween in the first mode, and the second receiving part and the printing part face each other with the packaging material disposed therebetween in the second mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2021
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Inventors: Makoto ICHIKAWA, Toru MORIHIRA, Tatsuo ITO, Ryoichi SATO, Kazuaki TAKAMORI
  • Publication number: 20210296046
    Abstract: A coil component includes a coil conductor; a magnetic base body part in which the coil conductor is provided; a conductive resin part provided on the surface of the magnetic base body part and containing multiple magnetic grains and a resin; first external electrodes electrically connected to the coil conductor; and a second external electrode electrically connected to the conductive resin part. The coil component can maintain the Q-characteristics while keeping electric field leakage low.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2021
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Inventors: Tomokazu IKENAGA, Kazuyoshi SATO, Makoto TOKONAMI
  • Publication number: 20210292321
    Abstract: The present invention provides a compound having antiviral activity, especially having arenavirus proliferation inhibitory activity, and/or a medicament comprising the compound. More preferably, the present invention provides a compound having proliferation inhibitory activity on the Old World arenaviruses such as Luna virus, Lassa virus, and lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus and/or the New World arenaviruses such as Junin virus, and/or a medicament comprising the compound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2019
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Applicants: NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION HOKKAIDO UNIVERSITY, Shionogi & Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Akihiro ISHII, Akihiko SATO, Makoto KAWAI, Yoshiyuki TAODA
  • Patent number: 11128088
    Abstract: A terminal can be slidably held while liquid-tightness and airtightness are steadily maintained. Included are a base part where a rear through-hole is formed; a terminal storage case which includes a front plate part where a front through-hole is formed, and in which a rear end is connected to the base part; a terminal that includes an axis part, a contact part, and a flange, the rear end proximity part of the axis part being slidably inserted into the rear though-hole, and the contact part being slidably inserted into the front through-hole; an energizing member that is mounted on the circumference of the axis part and energizes the flange to a front; and a cylindrical sealing member that includes a first sealing member interposed between the tip end of the energizing member and the flange, a second sealing member interposed between the rear end of the energizing member and the base part, and a central cylinder for connecting the first sealing member with the second sealing member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Molex, LLC
    Inventors: Makoto Shinyama, Takaaki Hirayama, Yuya Sato
  • Patent number: 11123641
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing device including a holding unit configured to hold setting information regarding parental control for each user in association with user identification information, and a limit processing unit configured to limit usage of a predetermined function or device by the user on a basis of the setting information held by the holding unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignees: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc., Sony Interactive Entertainment LLC
    Inventors: Itsuki Asanuma, Makoto Oshita, Seiichi Adachi, Marc Horne, Hidekazu Ii, Yoshihiko Suwa, Shigeru Enomoto, Syunsuke Bamba, Kei Sato, Kenjiro Komaki, Fumikazu Hatanaka
  • Patent number: 11122985
    Abstract: A stimulating section applies stimulation to a living body. A first lead electrode and a second lead electrode are attached on the living body. A first amplifier circuit amplifies potential difference that is evoked between the first lead electrode and the second lead electrode due to the stimulation. A first switch cancels electrical connection between the first amplifier circuit and each of the first lead electrode and the second lead electrode at least while the stimulation is applied. A high-pass filter includes a capacitor (C) and filters a frequency component of an output from the first amplifier circuit that is no less than a predetermined value. A second amplifier circuit amplifies the output from the first amplifier circuit. A second switch stops charging/discharging of the capacitor (C) and decreases a gain of the second amplifier circuit at least while the first switch cancels the electrical connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: NIHON KOHDEN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Makoto Sato, Toshiki Maeda
  • Publication number: 20210282734
    Abstract: In order to sufficiently capture spatial distortion specific to an X-ray CT device and evaluate the three-dimensional shape measurement accuracy of the X-ray CT device, in a utensil, by attaching support rods fixing spheres to the tip thereof and having different lengths to a base spheres are arranged in an XYZ space on the base. On a flat surface on the top of the base, the support rods supporting the spheres and having different lengths are arranged at predetermined intervals. In doing so, the spheres are arranged in the XYZ space respectively at appropriate inter-sphere distances.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2018
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Applicants: Shimadzu Corporation, NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ADVANCED INDUSTRIAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Taketo KISHI, Makoto SATO, Toshiyuki TAKATSUJI, Makoto ABE, Hiroyuki FUJIMOTO
  • Publication number: 20210288382
    Abstract: It is an object of the present invention to provide a substrate for lithium ion battery separators which has high adhesion to an inorganic particle layer, can be made thin and is excellent in tensile strength and cuttability and a lithium ion battery separator including the substrate for lithium ion battery separators. The substrate for lithium ion battery separators which contains heat-resistant fibers and synthetic resin short fibers contains fibrillated heat-resistant fibers having a modified freeness of not more than 300 ml as the heat-resistant fibers and has a content of the fibrillated heat-resistant fibers having a modified freeness of not more than 300 ml of not less than 1.0 mass % to less than 5.0 mass % based on the total of all the fiber components contained in the substrate. The modified freeness is a value measured in accordance with JIS P8121-2:2012 except that an 80-mesh wire net having a wire diameter of 0.14 mm and an opening of 0.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2017
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI PAPER MILLS LIMITED
    Inventors: Toshihiro SHIGEMATSU, Tomohiro SATO, Makoto KATO, Masatoshi KITO, Noriko KASAI, Kukjin YOON, Wakana AIZAWA
  • Patent number: 11121085
    Abstract: Embodiments of the disclosure are drawn to apparatuses and methods for trench walls including widened portions and/or conductive structures including constricted portions. The trench walls may include multiple widened portions spaced apart along a length of the trench wall in some examples. Similarly, in some examples, the conductive structures may include multiple constricted portions spaced apart along a length of the conductive structure. In some examples, the dimensions of the widened portions and/or the spacing between the widened portions may be based on properties of the trench wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Hirokazu Matsumoto, Ryota Suzuki, Mitsuki Koda, Makoto Sato
  • Patent number: 11110267
    Abstract: An electrical treatment apparatus includes an electrode contactable with a body part, a voltage regulator to regulate a voltage applied to the electrode to provide electrical stimulation to the body part, and a control circuit to control the electrical treatment apparatus. While the control circuit is performing the treatment mode in which the voltage regulator is controlled to apply a voltage at a first voltage value corresponding to the treatment mode to the electrode, the control circuit controls the voltage regulator to switch a value of the voltage applied to the electrode from the first voltage value to a second voltage value and to thereafter switch the voltage value from the second voltage value to the first voltage value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: OMRON HEALTHCARE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Mitsuru Samejima, Yui Watanabe, Makoto Tabata, Shozo Takamatsu, Tetsuya Sato
  • Patent number: 11114276
    Abstract: An apparatus for processing and observing a cross-section includes: a sample bed holding a sample; a focused ion beam column radiating a focused ion beam to the sample; an electron beam column radiating an electron beam to the sample, perpendicularly to the focused ion beam; an electron detector detecting secondary electrons or reflection electrons generated from the sample; a irradiation position controller controlling irradiation positions of the focused ion beam and the electron beam based on target irradiation position information showing target irradiation positions of beams on the sample; a process controller controlling a cross-section-exposing process that exposes a cross-section of the sample by radiating the focused ion beam to the sample and a cross-section image-obtaining process that obtains a cross-section image of the cross-section by radiating the electron beam to the cross-section; and an image quality corrector correcting image quality of the cross-section image obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: HITACHI HIGH-TECH SCIENCE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Xin Man, Tatsuya Asahata, Makoto Sato
  • Patent number: 11112143
    Abstract: Provided are a fan filter unit and a sterilization apparatus capable of shortening a sterilization operation time to be performed at a changeover. The sterilization apparatus has: a working space; a fan filter unit for supplying clean air to the working space; and a sterilizing gas charging unit on the air suction side of the fan filter unit. The fan filter unit comprises: a fan unit section constituted by an air blower and a pressurization chamber; a dust removal filter provided on the downstream side of the fan unit section; a passage bypassing the dust removal filter; and an opening and closing mechanism of the passage. By opening the opening and closing mechanism, the air flow not passing through the dust removal filter can be supplied to the secondary side of the fan filter unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Hitachi Industrial Equipment Systems Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Makoto Yokoyama, Takeshi Matsumura, Hirotoshi Sato
  • Publication number: 20210265256
    Abstract: An electroconductive substrate, including: a base material; a foundation layer disposed on the base material; a trench formation layer disposed on the foundation layer, and an electroconductive pattern layer including metal plating. A trench including a bottom surface to which the foundation layer is exposed, is formed. The trench is filled with the electroconductive pattern layer. The foundation layer includes a mixed region which is formed from a surface of the foundation layer on the electroconductive pattern layer side towards the inside thereof, and contains metal particles which contain a metal configuring the electroconductive pattern layer, and enter the foundation layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2021
    Publication date: August 26, 2021
    Applicant: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takashi DAITOKU, Susumu TANIGUCHI, Akiko SEKI, Atsushi SATO, Yuhei HORIKAWA, Makoto ORIKASA, Hisayuki ABE
  • Publication number: 20210265105
    Abstract: A power divider includes a first inductor connected between a first terminal and a second terminal, a second inductor connected between the first terminal and a third terminal, a resistor connected between a second terminal side of the first inductor and a third terminal side of the second inductor, a third inductor connected between a connection portion between the first inductor and the resistor, and the second terminal, a fourth inductor connected between a connection portion between the second inductor and the resistor, and the third terminal, a fourth capacitor connected in parallel with the resistor, and a fifth capacitor connected between the second terminal and the third terminal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2021
    Publication date: August 26, 2021
    Inventors: Makoto OGATA, Takuya SATO
  • Patent number: 11094503
    Abstract: Provided are a thin film sample creation method and a charged particle beam apparatus capable of preventing a thin film sample piece from being damaged. The method includes a process of processing a sample by irradiating a surface of the sample with a focused ion beam (FIB) from a second direction that crosses a normal line to the surface of the sample to create a thin film sample piece and a connection portion positioned at and connected to one side of the thin film sample piece, a process of rotating the sample around the normal line, a process of connecting the thin film sample piece to a needle for holding the thin film sample piece, and a process of separating the thin film sample piece from the sample by irradiating the connection portion with a focused ion beam from a third direction that crosses the normal line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: HITACHI HIGH-TECH SCIENCE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masato Suzuki, Ikuko Nakatani, Satoshi Tomimatsu, Makoto Sato
  • Publication number: 20210233858
    Abstract: Embodiments of the disclosure are drawn to arrangements of one or more “cuts” or pattern of cuts in conductive structures. Wiring layers may each include a cut pattern including a set of cuts through conductive structures of the wiring layers where each of the cuts is offset from the other in a direction orthogonal to the cut. The cut pattern in a wiring layer may be orthogonal to the cut pattern in another wiring layer. In some examples, the cut pattern may be a stair-step pattern. In some examples, the cut pattern may be interrupted by other conductive structures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2021
    Publication date: July 29, 2021
    Applicant: MICRON TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Hirokazu Matsumoto, Ryota Suzuki, Mitsuki Koda, Makoto Sato