Patents by Inventor Masafumi Sato

Masafumi 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).

  • Patent number: 11165291
    Abstract: A stator core support device according to an embodiment includes plural types of support members that support a stator core on a stator frame disposed radially outward. These support members are combined so as to form a closed circuit portion. Then, an insulating part for electrically insulating part of the closed circuit portion is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignees: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA, TOSHIBA ENERGY SYSTEMS & SOLUTIONS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Norio Takahashi, Masafumi Fujita, Takahiro Sato, Hideyuki Nakamura, Ken Nagakura, Kazuma Tsujikawa
  • Patent number: 11165325
    Abstract: A drive apparatus comprising a stationary frame with a coil, a movable frame with a magnetic circuit held movably in a direction orthogonal to a first direction, and a drive unit that moves the movable frame by applying electric current to the coil. The magnetic circuit is constituted by aligning a first magnet having a magnetization direction parallel to the first direction, a second magnet having a magnetization direction opposite to the first magnet, and a third magnet between the first and second magnets in a direction orthogonal to the first direction. The third magnet has a magnetization direction that has a pole in the same direction of the poles of the first and second magnets when viewed from the coil side. The side spaces of the first and second magnets opposite to the third magnet are occupied by material whose magnetic permeability is lower than the magnets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masafumi Kimura, Kyosuke Sato
  • Publication number: 20210293886
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a winding interlayer short-circuit detection apparatus includes a processor configured to perform at least an interlayer short-circuit detecting process to detect, based on a difference between a measurement value of a field current in a field winding of a brushless exciter and a reference value, and based on a difference between a calculated value of an armature reaction voltage induced in the field winding of the brushless exciter and a reference value, a presence or absence of an interlayer short-circuit that may occur in any of the field winding of the brushless exciter, an armature winding of the brushless exciter, and a field winding of a rotary electric machine body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2021
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Applicants: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA, Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions Corporation
    Inventors: Takahiro SATO, Masafumi FUJITA, Norio TAKAHASHI, Ken NAGAKURA, Koji ANDO, Yoichi TOMOE
  • Patent number: 10957920
    Abstract: A fuel cell vehicle capable of generating electric power in an optimum wet state is provided. A fuel cell vehicle including a fuel cell, a radiator configured to cool a coolant which has been warmed by cooling the fuel cell and send it back to the fuel cell, a grille shutter configured to adjust a flow rate of air taken into the radiator from an air intake, a sensor configured to measure an impedance of the fuel cell, and a control unit configured to control the grille shutter to open and close. The control unit controls the grille shutter to open when a measured value of the impedance becomes greater than or equal to a predetermined threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masafumi Sato, Keita Yamaue
  • Patent number: 10896015
    Abstract: A print job transmitting apparatus includes a device communication portion configured to communicate with an image forming apparatus for executing a print job, and a server communication portion configured to communicate with a server for managing information relating to the image forming apparatus. The device communication portion, in addition to transmitting the print job to the image forming apparatus, obtains, from the image forming apparatus, the information relating to the image forming apparatus. The server communication portion transmits, to the server, the information obtained by the device communication portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Keiji Tsuda, Masafumi Sato, Tatsuya Hiwatari
  • Patent number: 10896014
    Abstract: In a print job transmitting apparatus, when the print job transmitting apparatus is communicably connected with a server configured to spool a print job, a transmission destination confirming portion prioritizes the server over an image forming apparatus and confirms the server as a transmission destination of the print job. When the print job transmitting apparatus is not communicably connected with the server and is communicably connected with the image forming apparatus, the transmission destination confirming portion confirms the image forming apparatus as the transmission destination, and even in a case where the print job transmitting apparatus is communicably connected with the server, when a size of the print job is greater than or equal to a specific size, the transmission destination confirming portion confirms the image forming apparatus as the transmission destination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Masafumi Sato, Tatsuya Hiwatari, Keiji Tsuda
  • Patent number: 10864869
    Abstract: A vehicle frame structure that includes a bumper reinforcement that includes a middle constituent portion that is positioned further toward a vehicle lower side than an upper wall portion configuring an upper surface of a upper constituent member, that is positioned further toward the vehicle lower side than a lower wall portion configuring a lower surface of a lower constituent member, and that is provided with load transmission inhibitors that inhibit load transmission from the middle constituent portion to a shock absorbing components in a case in which a load has been input to the bumper reinforcement from an opposite side from a shock absorbing components side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Masafumi Sato
  • Publication number: 20200335138
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a display, an operation receiver, a storage, and a controller. The operation receiver receives an instruction indicating a switch of a candidate image from a user. The storage stores movie data. The controller controls the display to display a selection screen via which a frame image to be stored as a still image is selected from the movie data. The selection screen includes the candidate image, first marker information, and second marker information. The controller moves a frame position of the candidate image based on the position indicated by the first marker information or the second marker information in a case where the operation receiver receives the instruction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2020
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Inventors: Wataru OKAMOTO, Masafumi SATO, Hideaki HATANAKA, Yoshikazu SAKAI
  • Patent number: 10768877
    Abstract: A device communication portion 35a transmits a print job to an image forming apparatus 20 and obtains information of the image forming apparatus 20 from the image forming apparatus 20. A server communication portion 35b transmits the information having been obtained from the image forming apparatus 20 to a server 40 which manages the information of the image forming apparatus 20. The device communication portion 35a obtains specific information of the image forming apparatus 20 from the image forming apparatus 20 with timing that is independent of timing of transmitting the print job to the image forming apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Tatsuya Hiwatari, Keiji Tsuda, Masafumi Sato
  • Patent number: 10748580
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a display, an operation receiver, a storage, and a controller. The operation receiver receives an instruction indicating a switch of a candidate image from a user. The storage stores movie data. The controller controls the display to display a selection screen via which a frame image to be stored as a still image is selected from the movie data. The selection screen includes the candidate image, first marker information, and second maker information. The controller moves a frame position of the candidate image based on the position indicated by the first marker information or the second marker information in a case where the operation receiver receives the instruction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Wataru Okamoto, Masafumi Sato, Hideaki Hatanaka, Yoshikazu Sakai
  • Patent number: 10656886
    Abstract: Provided is a server that is capable of directly sending a notification of an error to a non-registered user who is not authenticated and permitted to use an image forming apparatus. An authenticating unit performs authentication permission according to authentication information of a user. A notification-event-setting unit sets to send a notification of a server error as a recognizable event to a non-registered user, who is not registered to perform authentication permission by the authenticating unit. An event-notifying unit notifies about the event set by the notification-event-setting unit when the error actually occurs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Zhenyu Sun, Masafumi Sato, Tatsuya Hiwatari, Keiji Tsuda
  • Patent number: 10627763
    Abstract: A master server includes a mapping management unit that returns, with respect to an address inquiry request for a site server to be in cooperation with a PC, the address inquiry request being sent from the PC, an IP address of the site server to be in cooperation with the PC that sent the address inquiry request. The site server includes an authentication processing unit that authenticates the user in response to an authentication request for the user from the PC, and returns an authentication result to the PC, a permission information providing unit that, when the authentication processing unit succeeds in authentication, obtains the permission information corresponding to the user from the second memory, and provides the permission information to the PC that sent the authentication request, and a second spooler that spools job data from the PC, and outputs the job data to the image forming apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: KYOCERA DOCUMENT SOLUTIONS INC.
    Inventors: Zhenyu Sun, Masafumi Sato
  • Patent number: 10609241
    Abstract: Provided is an image forming system capable of updating internal data of an external device according to an instruction from a server. An app-installing unit installs an application for updating internal data of card reader in an image forming apparatus. An internal-data-updating unit causes the image forming apparatus to execute the application installed by the app-installing unit. An app-acquiring unit acquires the application from the server according to an instruction from the server. An app-executing unit executes the app acquired by the app-acquiring unit and updates the external device to the internal data. As a result, the internal data of the card reader is updated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Keiji Tsuda, Masafumi Sato, Zhenyu Sun, Tatsuya Hiwatari
  • Patent number: 10600056
    Abstract: A motion analysis device includes a first calculation unit that obtains a relation between a movement direction of a ball hitting surface of an exercise tool at a time of entering an impact and a posture of the ball hitting surface at the impact by using an output of an inertial sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Shibuya, Masafumi Sato
  • Publication number: 20200089453
    Abstract: A print job transmitting apparatus includes a device communication portion configured to communicate with an image forming apparatus for executing a print job, and a server communication portion configured to communicate with a server for managing information relating to the image forming apparatus. The device communication portion, in addition to transmitting the print job to the image forming apparatus, obtains, from the image forming apparatus, the information relating to the image forming apparatus. The server communication portion transmits, to the server, the information obtained by the device communication portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2019
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Inventors: Keiji Tsuda, Masafumi Sato, Tatsuya Hiwatari
  • Publication number: 20200089451
    Abstract: A device communication portion 35a transmits a print job to an image forming apparatus 20 and obtains information of the image forming apparatus 20 from the image forming apparatus 20. A server communication portion 35b transmits the information having been obtained from the image forming apparatus 20 to a server 40 which manages the information of the image forming apparatus 20. The device communication portion 35a obtains specific information of the image forming apparatus 20 from the image forming apparatus 20 with timing that is independent of timing of transmitting the print job to the image forming apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2019
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Applicant: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Tatsuya HIWATARI, Keiji TSUDA, Masafumi SATO
  • Publication number: 20200089450
    Abstract: In a print job transmitting apparatus, when the print job transmitting apparatus is communicably connected with a server configured to spool a print job, a transmission destination confirming portion prioritizes the server over an image forming apparatus and confirms the server as a transmission destination of the print job. When the print job transmitting apparatus is not communicably connected with the server and is communicably connected with the image forming apparatus, the transmission destination confirming portion confirms the image forming apparatus as the transmission destination, and even in a case where the print job transmitting apparatus is communicably connected with the server, when a size of the print job is greater than or equal to a specific size, the transmission destination confirming portion confirms the image forming apparatus as the transmission destination.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2019
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Inventors: Masafumi Sato, Tatsuya Hiwatari, Keiji Tsuda
  • Patent number: 10565895
    Abstract: A motion analysis apparatus includes a swing width analysis unit that specifies a swing width from a first position to a second position on a swing trajectory on the basis of coordinates of a swing position of an exercise appliance which are acquired by using an output signal from an inertial sensor in a calculation processing circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masafumi Sato, Toshihiko Kano, Kenya Kodaira, Kazuo Nomura
  • Patent number: 10560447
    Abstract: Provided is an authentication system that achieves simple single sign-on used by an MFP. A management application includes a first authentication-request unit that transmits an authentication request to a management server and delivers a token to an execution platform. The other application includes a second authentication-request unit that sends an authentication request together with the token to another server. The application-execution platform includes a token-delivery unit that delivers the token to the other application. The management server includes a first authentication unit that returns a token to the first authentication-request unit, a token-creation unit, and a second authentication unit that performs authentication for an inquiry from the other server that uses a token. The other server includes a third authentication-request unit that transfers an authentication request, and transfers an authentication OK message to the second authentication-request unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Takashi Oguma, Masafumi Sato, Zhenyu Sun
  • Patent number: 10512833
    Abstract: A presentation method includes performing analysis on a swing by using output data from an inertial sensor measuring the swing of an exercise appliance, finishing the analysis, and presenting analysis information based on at least one preset index regarding the swing, on the basis of finishing of the analysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi Ito, Masafumi Sato, Kenya Hayashi