Patents by Inventor Masaaki Sano

Masaaki Sano 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: 10727593
    Abstract: Provided is an antenna that can facilitate favorable communications even if no metal body is located near the antenna and even if the antenna is located within a metal body. An antenna is characterized in that the antenna comprises: a core (11) having a plane; a coil winding part (area B) of the plane about which a coil is wound; and no-coil winding parts (areas A, C) of the plane about which no coil is wound, wherein the coil winding part is sandwiched between the no-coil winding parts in the axial direction of the coil on the plane, and the width of the plane in the axial direction of the coil is equal to or greater than the width of the plane in the winding direction of the coil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shuichiro Yamaguchi, Masaaki Sano
  • Patent number: 10449820
    Abstract: A vehicle-height control system includes: a fluid supply and discharge device including a compressor device and a tank storing fluid pressurized by the compressor device; a vehicle-height control actuator corresponding to a wheel and connected to the fluid supply and discharge device; a vehicle height controller that controls a vehicle height for the wheel by controlling the fluid supply and discharge device to control supply and discharge of fluid to and from the vehicle-height control actuator; a tank pressure controller that controls a tank pressure; and a fluid supply controller that supplies the fluid to a low pressure portion by controlling the fluid supply and discharge device at start and/or termination of at least one of control executed by the vehicle height controller and control executed by the tank pressure controller. The low pressure portion is at least a portion of the fluid supply and discharge device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignees: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Ikuhide Iyoda, Takayuki Tachi, Hideki Ohashi, Katsuyuki Sano, Jun Tokumitsu, Ryo Kanda, Shogo Tanaka, Masao Ikeya, Masaaki Oishi
  • Patent number: 10384508
    Abstract: A vehicle-height control system is configured to control a vehicle height for a wheel. The vehicle-height control system includes: a vehicle-height control actuator provided so as to correspond to the wheel; a pressure-medium supply and discharge device configured to supply and discharge a pressure medium to and from the vehicle-height control actuator; and a vehicle height controller configured to control the vehicle height for the wheel by controlling the pressure-medium supply and discharge device based on an inside temperature and an outside-air temperature to control at least one of supply and discharge of the pressure medium to and from the vehicle-height control actuator. The inside temperature is a temperature in the vehicle-height control system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignees: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hideki Ohashi, Katsuyuki Sano, Jun Tokumitsu, Ryo Kanda, Shogo Tanaka, Masaaki Oishi, Ken Ogue, Masakazu Ohashi
  • Patent number: 10370733
    Abstract: A method of annealing a metal member includes: disposing a first heater in an inner space of a hollow cylindrical metal member having an inner peripheral surface provided with plural teeth protruding toward a central direction, the first heater radiating infrared light and being disposed so as to extend parallel to a direction of a central axis of the metal member; heating the metal member from the inner space with the first heater; and gradually cooling the metal member after heating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yasuo Ohsugi, Tsuyoshi Hamaya, Satoshi Arai, Eiji Yanagida, Shinya Sano, Masaaki Kondo, Toshimitsu Takahashi, Yoji Sato
  • Publication number: 20180375211
    Abstract: Provided is an antenna that can facilitate favorable communications even if no metal body is located near the antenna and even if the antenna is located within a metal body. An antenna is characterized in that the antenna comprises: a core (11) having a plane; a coil winding part (area B) of the plane about which a coil is wound; and no-coil winding parts (areas A, C) of the plane about which no coil is wound, wherein the coil winding part is sandwiched between the no-coil winding parts in the axial direction of the coil on the plane, and the width of the plane in the axial direction of the coil is equal to or greater than the width of the plane in the winding direction of the coil.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2018
    Publication date: December 27, 2018
    Inventors: Shuichiro Yamaguchi, Masaaki Sano
  • Patent number: 10096903
    Abstract: Provided is an antenna that can facilitate favorable communications even if no metal body is located near the antenna and even if the antenna is located within a metal body. An antenna is characterized in that the antenna comprises: a core (11) having a plane; a coil winding part (area B) of the plane about which a coil is wound; and no-coil winding parts (areas A, C) of the plane about which no coil is wound, wherein the coil winding part is sandwiched between the no-coil winding parts in the axial direction of the coil on the plane, and the width of the plane in the axial direction of the coil is equal to or greater than the width of the plane in the winding direction of the coil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shuichiro Yamaguchi, Masaaki Sano
  • Patent number: 9464813
    Abstract: Device body (2) with heating chamber (4), and door (3) that opens and closes opening (5) of heating chamber (4). A door wireless communication unit (17) transmits a control signal from an operation unit provided on door 3 in the form of a wireless signal to main wireless communication unit (19). This configuration eliminates the need of wiring between the operation unit and device body (2). No wiring improves noise resistance and productivity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masaaki Sano, Satoshi Arima
  • Publication number: 20160185034
    Abstract: A dial includes a transparent PC sheet serving as a substrate, a shape transfer resin layer provided on a front surface of the PC sheet and having an irregular shape in a surface of the shape transfer resin layer, and a mirror layer and an ink layer for forming a translucent display portion in at least a part of a back surface of the PC sheet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2016
    Publication date: June 30, 2016
    Applicant: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventor: Masaaki Sano
  • Publication number: 20160079671
    Abstract: Provided is an antenna that can facilitate favorable communications even if no metal body is located near the antenna and even if the antenna is located within a metal body. An antenna is characterized in that the antenna comprises: a core (11) having a plane; a coil winding part (area B) of the plane about which a coil is wound; and no-coil winding parts (areas A, C) of the plane about which no coil is wound, wherein the coil winding part is sandwiched between the no-coil winding parts in the axial direction of the coil on the plane, and the width of the plane in the axial direction of the coil is equal to or greater than the width of the plane in the winding direction of the coil.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2014
    Publication date: March 17, 2016
    Inventors: Shuichiro Yamaguchi, Masaaki Sano
  • Patent number: 9234774
    Abstract: A lighting structure for a meter device is provided to include a dial, a rotating shaft having a light transmitting property, which is provided in a back surface side of the dial and rotates by receiving a turning force from a motor, a light transmitting pointer which is provided integrally with a light transmitting pointer shaft having a hole formed in a base end part into which an end part of the rotating shaft is inserted and fixed and rotates along a surface of the dial, and a light source which outputs the illuminating lights incident on a base end part of the rotating shaft. The pointer shaft includes a first laterally light-dispersing unit formed with a recessed part recessed toward the light source in an end part over the hole for dispersing a part of the illuminating lights incident on the pointer shaft toward the dial.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Tetsuya Maebashi, Masaaki Sano
  • Patent number: 8905564
    Abstract: An illuminating structure of a meter apparatus illuminates an indicator 7 and a text panel 9 while the indicator 7 rotates to indicate various kinds of information, wherein the rotary shaft 5 has lateral light separating unit 10, formed with a dented portion toward a light source 3, at the front end surface of the front end portion thereof, and the lateral light separating unit 10 partially separates the illuminating light incident to the indicator 7 toward the text panel 9.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Masaaki Sano, Tetsuya Maebashi, Shigeki Totsuka
  • Publication number: 20140078713
    Abstract: A lighting structure for a meter device is provided to include a dial, a rotating shaft having a light transmitting property, which is provided in a back surface side of the dial and rotates by receiving a turning force from a motor, a light transmitting pointer which is provided integrally with a light transmitting pointer shaft having a hole formed in a base end part into which an end part of the rotating shaft is inserted and fixed and rotates along a surface of the dial, and a light source which outputs the illuminating lights incident on a base end part of the rotating shaft. The pointer shaft includes a first laterally light-dispersing unit formed with a recessed part recessed toward the light source in an end part over the hole for dispersing a part of the illuminating lights incident on the pointer shaft toward the dial.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2013
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Applicant: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Tetsuya MAEBASHI, Masaaki SANO
  • Patent number: 8646402
    Abstract: There is provided an indicator in which a moving member 9 on which a pointer 21 is installed is caused to run on a guide rail 1 formed along a scale formed on a dial, characterized in that the moving member 9 comprises a first support member 11 for pivotally supporting a plurality of pulleys 17 which are arranged along the guide rail 1 and a second support member 13 for pivotally supporting at least a pulley 17, and in that the plurality of pulleys 17 pivotally supported on the first support member 11 and the pulley 17 pivotally supported on the second support member 13 hold the guide rail 1 therebetween and the first support member 11 and the second support member 13 are assembled to each other so as to slide in an inter-axis direction of the plurality of pulleys 17 which are pivotally supported on the first support member 11 and the pulley 17 which is pivotally supported on the second support member 13, the indicator having further a spring member 15 for biasing the first support member 11 and the second su
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Katsumata, Tomohiro Sugiyama, Masaaki Sano
  • Patent number: 8508342
    Abstract: The present invention is concerned with a transmitting/receiving antenna, which includes a dielectric board, a driven loop antenna provided to the dielectric board, transmit processing portion connection terminals connected to the driven loop antenna, a transmitting/receiving loop antenna arranged in close vicinity to the driven loop antenna in a non-contact state, a resonance capacitor connected to both ends of the transmitting/receiving loop antenna, and receive processing portion connection terminals connected to the transmitting/receiving loop antenna. The driven loop antenna is constructed to have a loop wound in a single turn, and the transmitting/receiving loop antenna is constructed to have a loop wound in plural turns. According to this configuration, a wider frequency band of the frequency characteristic and a reduction of the power consumption can be achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Futoshi Deguchi, Youichirou Honda, Masaaki Sano
  • Publication number: 20110303652
    Abstract: Device body (2) with heating chamber (4), and door (3) that opens and closes opening (5) of heating chamber (4). A door wireless communication unit (17) transmits a control signal from an operation unit provided on door 3 in the form of a wireless signal to main wireless communication unit (19). This configuration eliminates the need of wiring between the operation unit and device body (2). No wiring improves noise resistance and productivity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2010
    Publication date: December 15, 2011
    Applicant: PANASONIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masaaki Sano, Satoshi Arima
  • Publication number: 20110179991
    Abstract: There is provided an indicator in which a moving member 9 on which a pointer 21 is installed is caused to run on a guide rail 1 formed along a scale formed on a dial, characterized in that the moving member 9 comprises a first support member 11 for pivotally supporting a plurality of pulleys 17 which are arranged along the guide rail 1 and a second support member 13 for pivotally supporting at least a pulley 17, and in that the plurality of pulleys 17 pivotally supported on the first support member 11 and the pulley 17 pivotally supported on the second support member 13 hold the guide rail 1 therebetween and the first support member 11 and the second support member 13 are assembled to each other so as to slide in an inter-axis direction of the plurality of pulleys 17 which are pivotally supported on the first support member 11 and the pulley 17 which is pivotally supported on the second support member 13, the indicator having further a spring member 15 for biasing the first support member 11 and the second su
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2009
    Publication date: July 28, 2011
    Applicant: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Katsumata, Tomohiro Sugiyama, Masaaki Sano
  • Publication number: 20110115607
    Abstract: The present invention is concerned with a transmitting/receiving antenna, which includes a dielectric board, a driven loop antenna provided to the dielectric board, transmit processing portion connection terminals connected to the driven loop antenna, a transmitting/receiving loop antenna arranged in close vicinity to the driven loop antenna in a non-contact state, a resonance capacitor connected to both ends of the transmitting/receiving loop antenna, and receive processing portion connection terminals connected to the transmitting/receiving loop antenna. The driven loop antenna is constructed to have a loop wound in a single turn, and the transmitting/receiving loop antenna is constructed to have a loop wound in plural turns. According to this configuration, a wider frequency band of the frequency characteristic and a reduction of the power consumption can be achieved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2010
    Publication date: May 19, 2011
    Applicant: PANASONIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Futoshi DEGUCHI, Youichirou HONDA, Masaaki SANO
  • Patent number: 7685256
    Abstract: For cooking data provided via a communication network, use track records of the cooking data corresponding with their actual use status are accurately managed. When receiving a request for transmission of cooking data from a terminal (S11), a server transmits the cooking data to the terminal (S12, S13), and at this time receives use history data with a microwave oven for previously transmitted cooking data (S14). The server manages use track records of the cooking data based on use history data received from terminals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2010
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Takahiro Kudo, Jun Ozawa, Satoshi Matsuura, Masaaki Sano
  • Patent number: D608426
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2010
    Assignee: INAX Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshihiko Ando, Masaaki Sano, Hiroaki Watanabe, Kazunori Hattori, Naoto Yamauchi
  • Patent number: D629071
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2010
    Assignee: Inax Corporation
    Inventors: Touichirou Matsuura, Masaaki Sano, Nobuaki Itazu