Patents by Inventor Masaaki Sato

Masaaki 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: 20200197446
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to provide a novel medical application of pluripotent stem cells (muse cells) in regeneration medicine. The present invention provides a cell preparation and a pharmaceutical composition which are for amelioration and treatment of brain disorders resulting from fetal growth retardation, such as abnormal motor quality or abnormal neurological development, and which contain SSEA-3 positive pluripotent stem cells isolated from a mesenchymal tissue from a live body or cultured mesenchymal cells. It is assumed that this cell preparation is based on a mechanism where muse cells that are administered to objects having the disorders are engrafted on an impaired brain tissue, thereby ameliorating or treating the disorders.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2018
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Applicants: National University Corporation Nagoya University, TOHOKU UNIVERSITY, NATIONAL CEREBRAL AND CARDIOVASCULAR CENTER, Life Science Institute, Inc.
    Inventors: Yoshiaki SATO, Yuma KITASE, Shinobu SHIMIZU, Masaaki MIZUNO, Masahiro HAYAKAWA, Mari DEZAWA, Masahiro TSUJI
  • Publication number: 20200195831
    Abstract: A left infrared camera module includes a left infrared irradiation unit configured to emit infrared toward a left side region of a vehicle, a left infrared camera configured to acquire infrared image data indicative of a surrounding environment in the left side region of the vehicle, and a control unit configured to control an operation of the left infrared irradiation unit. The control unit is configured to change an intensity of the infrared to be emitted from the left infrared irradiation unit, in correspondence to a condition relating to a traveling state of the vehicle. The left infrared camera module configured as described above can detect the surrounding environment in the side region of the vehicle without causing an uncomfortable feeling to other vehicle, a pedestrian and the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Applicant: KOITO MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takao Muramatsu, Shigeyuki Watanabe, Masaaki Sato, Akinobu Kubota
  • Publication number: 20200189530
    Abstract: A flow path switching box includes a housing, a chamber and a plurality of solenoid valves. The housing including an inflow port and a plurality of discharge ports. The chamber connected to the inflow port. The plurality of solenoid valves provided in the housing, the plurality of solenoid valves each including a stator and a movable element movable relative to the stator. The plurality of solenoid valves have inlets connected to the chamber and outlets connected respectively to the discharge ports. The plurality of solenoid valves are configured to switch to permitting and not permitting discharge of a fluid from the outlets independently of each other. The plurality of solenoid valves are arranged in parallel to each other in a moving direction of the movable element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2019
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Applicant: KOITO MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Akinobu Kubota, Masaaki Sato
  • Publication number: 20200189528
    Abstract: An electromagnetic valve includes a solenoid; a sealing portion provided on a movable element; an urging member; a first pipe including a first outlet side end portion; and a second pipe including an inlet side end portion and a second outlet side end portion. The first pipe includes a receiving seat being in close contact with the sealing portion. In a first state where the sealing portion is separated from the receiving seat, a liquid flows to the first outlet side end portion. In a second state where the sealing portion is in close contact with the receiving seat, the liquid flows to the second outlet side end portion and does not flow to the first outlet side end portion, and a pressing force by the urging member and a hydrostatic pressure of the liquid in the merging portion act to press the sealing portion against the receiving seat.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2019
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Applicant: KOITO MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Akinobu Kubota, Masaaki Sato
  • Patent number: 10684587
    Abstract: A process cartridge including a drum cartridge, a developing cartridge, and a waste toner container, is provided. The drum cartridge includes a photosensitive drum including a photosensitive layer and a rotation axis extending in an axial direction, a drum cleaner arranged to contact the photosensitive drum, a cleaner frame configured to accommodate the drum cleaner therein, and a waste toner conveyer tube connected with the cleaner frame. The developing cartridge is movable to be attached to and detached from the drum cartridge and includes a developer roller. The waste toner container is movable to be attached to and detached from the drum cartridge. When the developing cartridge and the waste toner container are attached to the drum cartridge, the waste toner container is connected with the waste toner conveyer tube and is located on an opposite side of the developing cartridge to the photosensitive drum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hideshi Nishiyama, Atsushi Fukaya, Aya Adachi, Ryosuke Hayashi, Masaaki Furukawa, Shougo Sato
  • Patent number: 10678185
    Abstract: A process cartridge detachably mountable to an electrophotographic image forming apparatus including a main assembly side drive transmission member and a main assembly side urging member, the cartridge including a rotatable photosensitive drum; a rotatable developing roller for developing a latent image formed on the drum, the developing roller contactable to and spaceable from the drum; an urging force receiving portion for receiving an urging force from the urging member to space the roller from the drum; a cartridge side drive transmission portion capable of coupling with the main assembly side drive transmission member to receive a rotational force for rotating the roller; a releasing member capable of urging the main assembly side drive transmission member to decouple the cartridge side drive transmission member from the main assembly side drive transmission member by the urging force receiving portion receiving the urging force from the main assembly side urging member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Tetsushi Uneme, Masaaki Sato
  • Patent number: 10677125
    Abstract: An exhaust gas purification apparatus for an internal combustion engine includes the adsorbent, the catalyst and the heat generating element, wherein in cases where the residual capacity of the battery is smaller than a first predetermined value required for raising the temperature of the catalyst to an activation temperature thereof, and in cases where the residual capacity of the battery is larger than a second predetermined value which is smaller than the first predetermined value and which is required for raising the temperature of the adsorbent to a predetermined temperature at which the adsorbent exhibits adsorption performance required at the time of starting of the internal combustion engine, an amount of electric power to be supplied to the heat generating element from the battery is adjusted such that the temperature of the adsorbent becomes the predetermined temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Ryohei Ono, Masaaki Sato, Katsuhiro Ito, Akira Mikami, Kazuhiro Umemoto, Daichi Imai
  • Publication number: 20200171560
    Abstract: This torsion beam manufacturing method is for manufacturing a torsion beam including a central portion of which a cross-section orthogonal to a longitudinal direction is a closed cross-section having a substantial V-shape or a substantial U-shape at any position in the longitudinal direction, and a shape changing portion which has a connection region leading to the central portion and including a closed cross-section having a shape different from the shape of the closed cross-section of the central portion. This torsion beam manufacturing method has a compression step of thickening at least the connection region through application of a compression force in the longitudinal direction to at least the connection region of a torsion beam material to obtain the torsion beam, the torsion beam material being formed with the central portion and the shape changing portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2018
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Applicant: NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masahiko SATO, Masaaki MIZUMURA
  • Patent number: 10658572
    Abstract: A magnetoresistance effect element includes first and second magnetic layers having a perpendicular magnetization direction, and a first non-magnetic layer disposed adjacent to the first magnetic layer and on a side opposite to a side on which the second magnetic layer is disposed. An interfacial perpendicular magnetic anisotropy exists at an interface between the first magnetic layer and the first non-magnetic layer, and the anisotropy causes the first magnetic layer to have a magnetization direction perpendicular to the surface of the layers. An atomic fraction of all magnetic elements to all magnetic and non-magnetic elements included in the second magnetic layer is smaller than that of the first magnetic layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: TOHOKU UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Hideo Sato, Shoji Ikeda, Mathias Bersweiler, Hiroaki Honjo, Kyota Watanabe, Shunsuke Fukami, Fumihiro Matsukura, Kenchi Ito, Masaaki Niwa, Tetsuo Endoh, Hideo Ohno
  • Patent number: 10654406
    Abstract: A vehicle illumination system provided to a vehicle capable of traveling in an autonomous driving mode includes: an illumination unit configured to emit a light pattern toward an outside of the vehicle; and an illumination controller configured to control the illumination unit to irradiate the light pattern to a predetermined position. When the vehicle changes a traffic lane from a first traffic lane to a second traffic lane, the illumination controller: controls the illumination unit to irradiate the light pattern on a road surface between a first other vehicle traveling on the second traffic lane and a second other vehicle which is a following vehicle of the first other vehicle; and changes a length of the light pattern, depending on an interval between the first other vehicle and the second other vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: KOITO MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Norihisa Sutou, Masaaki Nakabayashi, Yoshinori Shibata, Ryuho Sato, Naoki Tatara, Akinori Matsumoto, Kiyomi Akachi
  • Publication number: 20200147668
    Abstract: A workpiece placement platform device including: an X-axis direction positioning member provided on one side of a placement platform on which to place a plate-shaped workpiece and configured to position one side edge of the workpiece in an X-axis direction by contacting the one side edge; a Y-axis direction positioning member provided on another side of the placement platform and configured to position another side edge of the workpiece in a Y-axis direction by contacting the another side edge; and a workpiece positioning member that is movable in and out relative to a workpiece placement surface of the placement platform and configured to partition the workpiece placement surface into sections in the X-axis direction and enable simultaneous positioning at the sections on the workpiece placement surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2018
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Applicant: AMADA HOLDINGS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masaaki SATO, Iwao HAYASHI, Masashi SHIROTA, Takeshi WASHIO, Naoyuki OKAMOTO
  • Publication number: 20200147564
    Abstract: To provide a rubber extruder capable of efficiently removing volatile components in unvulcanized rubber without decreasing productivity of the unvulcanized rubber. The rubber extruder 1 is for extruding the unvulcanized rubber (G) while kneading. It includes a barrel 2 having an input port 5 for introducing the unvulcanized rubber (G) and a discharge port 6 for discharging the unvulcanized rubber (G), a screw 3, which is arranged in the barrel 2, for extruding the unvulcanized rubber (G), and a vent 4 for sucking out air in the barrel 2. The screw 3 has a dam portion 7 which locally controls an extrusion amount of the unvulcanized rubber (G), a first screw portion 8 defined between the input port 5 and the dam portion 7, and a second screw portion 9 defined between the dam portion 7 and the discharge port 6. An effective screw length (L1) of the first screw portion 8 is 50% or more of a total effective screw length (L) of the screw 3.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2018
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Applicants: Sumitomo Rubber Industries, Ltd., Nakata Engineering Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tomoo TANAKA, Yoshinobu NAKAMURA, Masayuki SAKAMOTO, Tadasuke SATO, Ryusuke OTA, Hideaki TAKEUCHI, Masaaki MICHIBAYASHI, Makoto NODA
  • Patent number: 10648391
    Abstract: A controller estimates a first estimated adsorption amount which is an amount of adsorption of ammonia in the SCR catalyst at the time when the SCR catalyst is assumed to be in a predetermined abnormal state, estimates a second estimated adsorption amount at the time when the SCR catalyst is assumed to be in a predetermined normal state, calculates a first slip development temperature based on the first estimated adsorption amount, and calculates a second slip development temperature based on the second estimated adsorption amount. The controller, when carrying out an abnormality diagnosis based on a concentration of ammonia in an exhaust gas at the downstream side of the SCR catalyst, carries out diagnostic temperature control so as to control the temperature of the SCR catalyst to a temperature which is equal to or more than the first slip development temperature and is less than the second slip development temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Ryohei Ono, Masaaki Sato, Katsuhiro Ito, Akira Mikami, Kazuhiro Umemoto, Daichi Imai
  • Publication number: 20200142353
    Abstract: Movement and/or urging of a developer carrying memer is carried out with high precision. A cartridge that is mountable to an apparatus main assembly of an image forming apparatus, the cartridge includes a developing roller; a frame supporting the developing roller; a movable part movably supported by the frame and movable to a first position and to a second position relative to the frame; and an elastic part provided between the frame and the movable part to urge the movable part. The movable part includes a first force receiving part that receives force from the apparatus main assembly, in a direction of moving from the first position to the second position, and a second force receiving part that receives force from the apparatus main assembly, in a direction of moving from the second position to the first position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2020
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Inventors: Masaaki Sato, Yukio Kubo, Hiroyuki Munetsugu, Koji Wada
  • Publication number: 20200139836
    Abstract: A charging system includes: a plurality of charging devices, each including a device main body having one or more charging cables connected to the main body, the charging cables being equipped with respective charging plugs; and one or more arm mechanisms each being configured to grasp any one of the charging plugs of the charging devices and automatically insert and remove the grasped charging plug to and from a charging port of a vehicle located in a charging space. Further, a number of arm mechanisms is smaller than a number of charging cables.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2019
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masaaki SATO, Satoshi KONDO
  • Patent number: 10644234
    Abstract: A method for producing a magnetic memory includes: forming a magnetic film having a non-magnetic layer between a first magnetic layer and a second magnetic layer on a substrate having an electrode layer; performing annealing treatment at a first treatment temperature in a state where a magnetic field is applied in a direction perpendicular to a film surface of the first or the second magnetic layer in vacuum; forming a magnetic tunnel junction element; forming a protective film protecting the magnetic tunnel junction element; a formation accompanied by thermal history, in which a constituent element of a magnetic memory is formed after the protective film formation on the substrate; and implementing annealing treatment at a second treatment temperature lower than the first treatment temperature on the substrate in an annealing treatment chamber, in vacuum or inert gas wherein no magnetic field is applied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: TOHOKU UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Kenchi Ito, Tetsuo Endoh, Shoji Ikeda, Hideo Sato, Hideo Ohno, Sadahiko Miura, Masaaki Niwa, Hiroaki Honjo
  • Publication number: 20200125028
    Abstract: Control to drive and stop developing roller is effected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2019
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Inventors: Sohta Sugimoto, Masaaki Sato
  • Publication number: 20200125027
    Abstract: A process cartridge including a drum cartridge, a developing cartridge, and a waste toner container, is provided. The drum cartridge includes a photosensitive drum including a photosensitive layer and a rotation axis extending in an axial direction, a drum cleaner arranged to contact the photosensitive drum, a cleaner frame configured to accommodate the drum cleaner therein, and a waste toner conveyer tube connected with the cleaner frame. The developing cartridge is movable to be attached to and detached from the drum cartridge and includes a developer roller. The waste toner container is movable to be attached to and detached from the drum cartridge. When the developing cartridge and the waste toner container are attached to the drum cartridge, the waste toner container is connected with the waste toner conveyer tube and is located on an opposite side of the developing cartridge to the photosensitive drum.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2019
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Inventors: Hideshi Nishiyama, Atsushi Fukaya, Aya Adachi, Ryosuke Hayashi, Masaaki Furukawa, Shougo Sato
  • Publication number: 20200125029
    Abstract: A cartridge detachably mountable to a main assembly of an electrophotographic image forming apparatus, the cartridge includes (i) a rotatable developing roller for developing a latent image formed on a photosensitive member; (ii) a first drive transmission member capable of receiving a rotational force originated by the main assembly; (iii) a second drive transmission member capable of coupling with the first drive transmission member and capable of transmitting the rotational force received by the first drive transmission member to the developing roller; and (iv) a coupling disconnection member including a force receiving portion capable of receiving the force originated by the main assembly, and an urging portion capable of urging at least one of the first drive transmission member and the second drive transmission member by the force received by the force receiving portion to separate one of the first drive transmission member and the second drive transmission member from the other, thereby disconnecting t
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2019
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Inventors: Masaaki Sato, Masatoshi Yamashita, Satoshi Nishiya, Kazuhiko Kanno
  • Patent number: 10626778
    Abstract: When a user requests start-up of an internal combustion engine while PM removal control is in execution or immediately after execution of the PM removal control is completed, an electronic control unit informs the user of the vehicle of a first alarm, so that the user recognizes that the internal combustion engine cannot be started up immediately. This makes it possible to suppress the discomfort caused because the internal combustion engine is not started up.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Katsuhiro Ito, Akira Mikami, Masaaki Sato, Keishi Takada, Ryouhei Ono, Edgar Yoshio Morales Teraoka