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: 20220197211
    Abstract: 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: March 11, 2022
    Publication date: June 23, 2022
    Inventors: Masaaki Sato, Yukio Kubo, Hiroyuki Munetsugu, Koji Wada
  • Patent number: 11363961
    Abstract: A biological information analysis device including: an indicator extraction unit configured to extract an indicator indicating a cardiac state, from data regarding blood pressure waveforms that are consecutively measured by a sensor that is configured to be worn on a body part of a user and to be capable of non-invasively measuring a blood pressure waveform for each heartbeat; and a processing unit configured to output the indicator extracted by the indicator extraction unit. The indicator extraction unit is configured to extract a value of a cardiac load indicator for each heartbeat, from the data regarding blood pressure waveforms, and calculate the indicator indicating the cardiac state, based on characteristics related to distribution of values of the cardiac load indicator corresponding to a plurality of heartbeats.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignees: Omron Corporation, OMRON HEALTHCARE Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Nakajima, Hirotaka Wada, Naoki Tsuchiya, Masaaki Kasai, Eriko Kan, Toru Uenoyama, Keiichi Obayashi, Ayako Kokubo, Yuya Ota, Toshikazu Shiga, Mitsuo Kuwabara, Hironori Sato, Ken Miyagawa, Masakazu Tsutsumi
  • Publication number: 20220186464
    Abstract: A scraper vehicle is described that can contribute, with a relatively simple and low-cost configuration, to shortening of a construction period, reduction of construction cost, and the like without travel being disabled easily. The scraper vehicle includes an auxiliary drive system that supplies, in excavation by the scraper, a driving force to at least part of traveling wheels of the scraper vehicle. The driving force is supplied constantly or in accordance with a travel resistance of the scraper vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2020
    Publication date: June 16, 2022
    Inventors: Hiroshi Obata, Hidetoshi Morimoto, Yuu Sato, Tsukasa Baba, Takeo Asakura, Masaaki Kusano
  • Publication number: 20220181981
    Abstract: A power converter includes a positive busbar electrically connected to a positive terminal and the first capacitor electrode, and includes a negative busbar electrically connected to a negative terminal and the second capacitor electrode. The power converter includes output busbars each electrically connected to a given output terminal among multiple output terminals, a given high-side switching element among a plurality of high-side switching elements, and a given low-side switching element among a plurality of low-side switching elements. The power converter includes a cooler that cools the high-side switching elements and the low-side switching elements. The power converter includes a housing that accommodates a supply tube and a discharge tube. The positive terminal, the negative terminal, the output terminals, the inlet port, and the outlet port are exposed on the housing. The inlet port, the outlet port, the supply tube, and the discharge tube are separate members from the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2022
    Publication date: June 9, 2022
    Inventors: Yuji SUZUKI, Motohito HORI, Akio TOBA, Ikuya SATO, Yasuhito TANAKA, Masamichi IWASAKI, Masaaki AJIMA, Nobuaki OHGURI
  • Publication number: 20220179358
    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: February 25, 2022
    Publication date: June 9, 2022
    Inventors: Hideshi Nishiyama, Atsushi Fukaya, Aya Adachi, Ryosuke Hayashi, Masaaki Furukawa, Shougo Sato
  • Publication number: 20220181980
    Abstract: A power converter includes a capacitor and a substrate on which a plurality of switching elements for power conversion are mounted. The power converter includes a cooler for cooling the plurality of switching elements and a housing that accommodates the capacitor, the substrate, and the cooler. The power converter includes a power connector exposed from the housing and an output connector exposed from the housing. The power converter includes a plurality of lines that include a plurality of power lines each electrically connected to the capacitor, given switching elements, and the power connector. The plurality of lines include a plurality of output lines each electrically connected to given switching elements and the output connector. At least one among the plurality of lines is a line that includes a conductive pattern formed on the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2022
    Publication date: June 9, 2022
    Inventors: Yuji SUZUKI, Motohito HORI, Akio TOBA, Ikuya SATO, Yasuhito TANAKA, Masamichi IWASAKI, Masaaki AJIMA, Nobuaki OHGURI
  • Patent number: 11353822
    Abstract: In a cartridge structure employing an inclinable coupling member engaging with a rotational force transmitting portion of an electrophotographic image forming apparatus, the coupling member is unable to engage with the rotational force transmitting portion of the electrophotographic image forming apparatus when the mounting and dismounting direction and the developing/spacing direction relative to the electrophotographic image forming apparatus of different from each other. Under the circumstances, a coupling lever contacting and retracting relative to the coupling member in interrelation with the mounting and dismounting operation of a developing cartridge B1, and a coupling spring for the coupling lever to apply an urging force to the coupling member are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yosuke Kashiide, Masaaki Sato, Hiroyuki Munetsugu
  • Publication number: 20220169136
    Abstract: A charge control system includes: a charging apparatus; and a charge control device including a processor calculating a charge amount of the charging apparatus and perform charging control. Further, the charge amount is calculated in a manner that a first charge amount is greater than a second charge amount, the first charge amount being the charger amount which is charged in a first time period which is from a predetermined reference time point until the engine driving prohibited zone is set, the second charge amount being the charger amount which is charged in a second time period which is from the predetermined reference time point until the engine driving prohibited zone is set, and the first time period being shorter than the second time period.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2021
    Publication date: June 2, 2022
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Daiki YOKOYAMA, Daiki KAWACHINO, Shota TSUKAMOTO, Rie YAYABE, Masaaki SATO
  • Publication number: 20220173695
    Abstract: A solar cell structure including panel structure comprising a solar cell panel and a mount configured to support the panel structure in an inclined state, in which the mount has a support surface that supports the panel structure, and the solar cell structure further including a cover configured to cover at least a region from an end portion of the support surface on a lower side in an inclination direction to a predetermined portion on the solar cell panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2020
    Publication date: June 2, 2022
    Inventors: Kenichi EGUCHI, Hiroyuki FUJITA, Masaaki SATO
  • Publication number: 20220164721
    Abstract: A charging control system includes: a charging apparatus including a first processor, the charging apparatus being configured to store electric power to be supplied to a preset area; an equipment group provided in the preset area and including a second processor, the equipment group being configured to be supplied with the electric power from the charging apparatus; and a charging control apparatus including a third processor, the third processor being configured to: predict an amount of atmospheric suspended particulate matter floating in the preset area; calculate, based on the predicted amount of the atmospheric suspended particulate matter, a removal electric power amount to be used to remove the atmospheric suspended particulate matter entering the equipment group; calculate a total electric power amount by adding the removal electric power amount to an electric power amount to be regularly supplied to the preset area; and perform charging control of storing electric power equal to or more than the total
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2021
    Publication date: May 26, 2022
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Daiki Yokoyama, Daiki Kawachino, Shota Tsukamoto, Rie Yayabe, Masaaki Sato
  • Publication number: 20220161674
    Abstract: A charging control system includes: a charging apparatus including a first processor, the charging apparatus being configured to store electric power to be supplied in a predetermined area; a charging stand provided in the predetermined area and including a second processor, the charging stand being configured to supply the electric power supplied from the charging apparatus to one or more electric vehicles in the predetermined area; and a charging control apparatus including a third processor, the third processor being configured to calculate number of the one or more electric vehicles in the predetermined area, calculate a charging amount of the charging apparatus based on the calculated number of the one or more electric vehicles, and perform charging control of the charging apparatus based on the calculated charging amount.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2021
    Publication date: May 26, 2022
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Daiki YOKOYAMA, Daiki KAWACHINO, Shota TSUKAMOTO, Rie YAYABE, Masaaki SATO
  • Patent number: 11340196
    Abstract: A crack detection device performs online identification of the occurrence and propagation of a crack in the surface of the barrel portion of a rolling roll. A rolling roll is provided with the crack detection function without any substantial modification of the rolling device and without any continuous disposition of multiple sensors in the rolling roll. The detection device is incorporated in a rolling device having a barrel portion and shaft portions extending as a unit from both ends of the barrel portion and includes the rolling roll where an AE sensor detecting elastic waves generated on a surface of the barrel portion and a calculation unit calculating a feature value of the elastic waves detected by the AE sensor are disposed in at least one of the shaft portions and a discrimination unit discriminating, from the feature value, elastic waves attributable to a crack occurring in the barrel surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: HITACHI METALS, LTD.
    Inventors: Keishi Sato, Masahiko Ohshima, Toshiyuki Hattori, Tomohisa Hemmi, Masaaki Tsuji
  • Publication number: 20220155722
    Abstract: In a cartridge structure employing an inclinable coupling member engaging with a rotational force transmitting portion of an electrophotographic image forming apparatus, the coupling member is unable to engage with the rotational force transmitting portion of the electrophotographic image forming apparatus when the mounting and dismounting direction and the developing/spacing direction relative to the electrophotographic image forming apparatus of different from each other. Under the circumstances, a coupling lever contacting and retracting relative to the coupling member in interrelation with the mounting and dismounting operation of a developing cartridge B1, and a coupling spring for the coupling lever to apply an urging force to the coupling member are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2022
    Publication date: May 19, 2022
    Inventors: Yosuke Kashiide, Masaaki Sato, Hiroyuki Munetsugu
  • Publication number: 20220155705
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes: a detection unit configured to detect an amount of developer stored in a developing container and to output remaining amount information; and a control unit configured to perform control, during a replenishment of the developer to the developing container using a replenishment container, to cause a display unit to display a message related to the replenishment. When the replenishment is instructed, the control unit is further configured to perform a first control during the replenishment in a case where the remaining amount information indicates a first remaining amount, and configured to perform a second control different from the first control during the replenishment in a case where the remaining amount information indicates a second remaining amount greater than the first remaining amount.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2022
    Publication date: May 19, 2022
    Inventors: Nobuyuki Kobayashi, Kenichi Iida, Masahiro Hayakawa, Masaaki Sato, Haruyuki Hotta
  • Publication number: 20220155708
    Abstract: A toner container for use with an image forming apparatus is provided with a toner accommodating portion in which toner is accommodated; a base portion including a receiving opening for receiving the toner accommodated in the toner accommodating portion, a discharge opening for permitting discharge of the toner, received through the receiving opening, to an outside of the toner container, and a passage which is a passage extending from the receiving opening to the discharge opening and which is for permitting passing of the toner; and a shutter constituted so as to be rotatable about a rotational axis relative to the base between an open position where the discharge opening is exposed to the outside and a closed position where the shutter covers the discharge opening, wherein the passage extends in a direction in which the passage is inclined relative to the rotational axis so that the receiving opening is in a position where the receiving opening crosses the rotational axis and so that the discharge opening
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2022
    Publication date: May 19, 2022
    Inventors: Masaaki Sato, Koji Wada, Hiroshi Takarada, Tsuyoshi Ogawa
  • Publication number: 20220149614
    Abstract: A charge control system includes: a charging apparatus including a first processor to cause the charging apparatus to store electric power to be supplied to a preset region; a facility group installed in the region, to be supplied with electric power from the charging apparatus, and including a second processor; and a charge control device including a third processor configured to predict a snowfall amount in the region, calculate a snow removal electric power amount for removing snow covering the facility group based on the predicted snowfall amount, and perform charge control for causing the charging apparatus to store electric power equal to or more than the calculated snow removal electric power amount.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2021
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Daiki YOKOYAMA, Daiki KAWACHINO, Shota TSUKAMOTO, Rie YAYABE, Masaaki SATO
  • Publication number: 20220144119
    Abstract: A charge control system includes a charging apparatus including a first processor configured to cause the charging apparatus to store electric power to be supplied to a preset region, and a charge control apparatus including a second processor configured to calculate a charge amount of the charging apparatus and perform charging control for the charging apparatus based on the calculated charge amount, wherein when calculating the charge amount, the second processor calculates a charge amount to be larger in a case where the engine driving prohibited zone is set in the region than a charge amount in a case where the engine driving prohibited zone is not set in the region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2021
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Daiki YOKOYAMA, Daiki KAWACHINO, Shota TSUKAMOTO, Rie YAYABE, Masaaki SATO
  • Publication number: 20220144124
    Abstract: A charge control system includes: a charging apparatus including a first processor to cause the charging apparatus to store electric power to be supplied to at least one preset facility; a facility server provided in the facility; and a charge control device including a second processor to acquire facility schedule information regarding a future schedule of the facility from the facility server, calculate an amount of electric power to be supplied to the facility based on a schedule of opening and closure of the facility included in the facility schedule information, and perform charging control for the charging apparatus based on the calculated amount of electric power.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2021
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Daiki YOKOYAMA, Daiki KAWACHINO, Shota TSUKAMOTO, Rie YAYABE, Masaaki SATO
  • Publication number: 20220140638
    Abstract: A charge control system includes: a charging device having a first processor configured to store electric power to be supplied to a preset area; and a charge control device having a second processor configured to acquire brightness information in the area, calculate a charge amount of the charging device on a basis of the acquired brightness information, and perform charge control of the charging device on a basis of the calculated charge amount. Further, when calculating the charge amount, the second processor calculates the charge amount in such a manner that the charge amount decreases as brightness in the area increases.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2021
    Publication date: May 5, 2022
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Daiki YOKOYAMA, Daiki KAWACHINO, Shota TSUKAMOTO, Rie YAYABE, Masaaki SATO
  • Patent number: 11314199
    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: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masaaki Sato, Yukio Kubo, Hiroyuki Munetsugu, Koji Wada