Patents by Inventor Masahiko Ito

Masahiko Ito 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: 20210296714
    Abstract: A battery system comprises a plurality of battery modules, each of the battery modules includes an assembled battery configured to include a plurality of battery cells connected in series, a monitoring unit configured to monitor the assembled battery, and an external member configured to be electrically connected to the monitoring unit, and the monitoring unit of each of the battery modules has a generation unit configured to generate, based on an electric signal input from the external member, an identification information item on the corresponding one of the battery modules, the identification information items of the respective battery modules being different from one another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2021
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Applicant: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Naoto YAMASHITA, Masahiko ITO, Masakazu KOUDA, Hisanaga ONISHI
  • Patent number: 11107892
    Abstract: A method for producing a SiC epitaxial wafer according to the present embodiment includes: an epitaxial growth step of growing the epitaxial layer on the SiC single crystal substrate by feeding an Si-based raw material gas, a C-based raw material gas, and a gas including a Cl element to a surface of a SiC single crystal substrate, in which the epitaxial growth step is performed under growth conditions that a film deposition pressure is 30 torr or less, a Cl/Si ratio is in a range of 8 to 12, a C/Si ratio is in a range of 0.8 to 1.2, and a growth rate is 50 ?m/h or more from an initial growth stage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignees: SHOWA DENKO K.K., Central Research Institute Of Electric Power Industry, DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Keisuke Fukada, Naoto Ishibashi, Akira Bando, Masahiko Ito, Isaho Kamata, Hidekazu Tsuchida, Kazukuni Hara, Masami Naito, Hideyuki Uehigashi, Hiroaki Fujibayashi, Hirofumi Aoki, Toshikazu Sugiura, Katsumi Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20210114485
    Abstract: A vehicle control system monitors an infant possibly left behind in a cabin of a vehicle. The vehicle control system performs a danger avoidance process of either avoiding or reducing a danger to the infant based on a monitoring result. The vehicle control system includes an image acquirer for acquiring one or more vehicle stationary images indicating an interior of the cabin. The one or more vehicle stationary images are captured by an imaging device during stopping of the vehicle. A leaving behind determiner is provided to determine presence or absence of an infant left behind in the cabin based one or more vehicle stationary images.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2020
    Publication date: April 22, 2021
    Inventor: Masahiko ITO
  • Publication number: 20210024878
    Abstract: Provided is a novel technique for reducing damage and death of microbial cells through a method for producing highly viable dried microbial cells, the method being characterized by subjecting dried microbial cells to an alternating temperature treatment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2019
    Publication date: January 28, 2021
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA YAKULT HONSHA
    Inventors: Satoshi MIIDA, Yuzuru MAKINO, Akihisa MATSUI, Masahiko ITO, Yasuhiro MOTEKI
  • Patent number: 10903667
    Abstract: A battery control unit is adapted for a power supply system provided with a storage battery series-connected battery cells, a filter circuit, a discharge circuit, and a connection member connecting between the battery cell and the filter circuit. The battery control unit includes a voltage detection unit detecting voltage at the battery cell where noise is eliminated by the filter circuit, the voltage being detected immediately before/after a discharging is performed through the discharge circuit; a correction value calculation unit that calculates an amount of a voltage drop at the connection member when a discharging is performed through the discharge circuit, to be a correction value; and a voltage calculation unit that calculates voltage of the battery cell by adding the correction value calculated by the correction value calculation unit to a post-discharge voltage detected immediately after the discharging by the voltage detection unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masaaki Kitagawa, Masahiko Ito, Masakazu Kouda, Isao Ishibe
  • Patent number: 10896831
    Abstract: A supply part includes a first partition, a second partition under the first partition, a third partition under the second partition, a first flow path between the first partition and the second partition allowing a first gas to be introduced therein, a second flow path between the second partition and the third partition allowing a second gas to be introduced therein, a first piping extending from the second partition to reach below the third partition and being communicated with the first flow path, a second piping extending from the third partition to reach below the third partition and being communicated with the second flow path, and a convex portion provided on an outer circumferential surface of the first piping or an inner circumferential surface of the second piping protruding from one of the outer circumferential surface and the inner circumferential surface toward the other one.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignees: NuFlare Technology, Inc., Showa Denko K.K., Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry
    Inventors: Kunihiko Suzuki, Naohisa Ikeya, Keisuke Fukada, Masahiko Ito, Isaho Kamata, Hidekazu Tsuchida, Hiroaki Fujibayashi, Hideyuki Uehigashi, Masami Naito, Kazukuni Hara, Hirofumi Aoki, Takahiro Kozawa
  • Publication number: 20210010045
    Abstract: Provided is a method for improving the production amount of a tri- or higher galactooligosaccharide and the reaction rate by a method for producing a galactooligosaccharide characterized by allowing ?-galactosidase to react with a substrate in the presence of 5 to 60 mM sodium ions and 0.5 to 8 mM magnesium ions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2018
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA YAKULT HONSHA
    Inventors: Masakazu IKEDA, Masahiko ITO
  • Publication number: 20200369539
    Abstract: Provided is a water-purifying agent formed of a granulated product including a mixture of a plant powder and a polymeric flocculant, wherein a surface of the granulated product includes a coated portion in which the plant powder is coated with the polymeric flocculant and a non-coated portion in which the plant powder is not coated with the polymeric flocculant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2020
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Inventors: Masahiko Ito, Ryu Shimada, Takanori Fujita
  • Patent number: 10844347
    Abstract: An object is to provide a method for producing dried microbial cells with a high viable cell survival rate after long-term storage at a high temperature. A method for producing dried microbial cells that achieves the above-mentioned object is characterized in that microbial cells are suspended in a dispersion medium containing a protective agent, an antioxidant, and a chelating agent, followed by drying.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Yakult Honsha
    Inventors: Masahiko Ito, Kisaku Shimura, Satoru Shirota, Keiko Kasaha, Yasuhiro Moteki, Akihisa Matsui, Satoshi Miida
  • Patent number: 10816608
    Abstract: A monitoring device includes a monitoring section and a wiring section for electrically connecting the monitoring section and a battery cell. A first and a second electrode terminal groups are reversely arranged. The wiring section includes a first wiring section for electrically connecting the first electrode terminal group and the monitoring section, and a second wiring section for electrically connecting the second electrode terminal group and the monitoring section. The first wiring section has a first substrate and a first wiring pattern, and the second wiring section has a second substrate and a second wiring pattern. The second substrate has a lateral connecting space where a first end side of the second wiring pattern is disposed and a longitudinal connecting space where a second end side of the second wiring pattern is disposed, and the second substrate is bent such that the spaces are opposed to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masahiko Ito, Hayato Mizoguchi
  • Publication number: 20200282120
    Abstract: A blood pump (medical pump) has a three-phase Y-connection motor formed of coils of three phases consisting of a U phase coil, a V phase coil and a W phase coil. Using a blood pump controller (controller), a current value of an electric current between the coils of two phases is detected by applying a direct current voltage or an alternating current voltage to the coils of any two phases among the coils of the three phases of the motor which is an object to be driven, and the motor which forms an object to be driven is identified by determining whether the current value which is detected is more than a threshold value which is preliminarily set or equal to or less than the threshold value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2020
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Inventor: Masahiko ITO
  • Patent number: 10760066
    Abstract: Provided is a technique for enabling a liquid of microbial cells having an enzymatic activity to be easily stored and used. The technique is a method for killing a microorganism while maintaining the enzyme titer of a microbial cell liquid, characterized by including adjusting the pH of a liquid of microbial cells having an enzymatic activity, and then performing a heating treatment of the liquid, and also the technique is a method for killing a microorganism while maintaining the enzyme titer of a microbial cell liquid, characterized by including adding a carbohydrate to a liquid of microbial cells having an enzymatic activity, and then performing a heating treatment of the liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Yakult Honsha
    Inventors: Masakazu Ikeda, Tadashi Sato, Keiko Kasaha, Masahiko Ito
  • Patent number: 10717963
    Abstract: The object of the present invention is to provide a method of culturing lactic acid bacteria to obtain a lactic acid bacteria culture in which the number of lactic acid bacteria can be stably maintained, and to obtain food and drink products comprising a lactic acid bacteria culture excellent in product stability. In order to accomplish the object, the present invention provides a method of culturing lactic acid bacteria comprising inoculating lactic acid bacteria to a medium comprising a milk ingredient having a free phosphoric acid concentration of less than 0.25 wt %, and a phosphate, and food and drink products comprising the lactic acid bacteria culture obtained by this culturing method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA YAKULT HONSHA
    Inventors: Masatoshi Nakano, Mika Arifuku, Harumi Mizukoshi, Susumu Mizusawa, Kazumasa Kimura, Masahiko Ito
  • Publication number: 20200206400
    Abstract: Provided is a blood pump controller capable of preventing an operation error in performing a battery exchange with a small-sized and light-weighted configuration and exhibiting high waterproof property. A blood pump controller includes: a controller body for driving a blood pump; a battery pack having a first surface on which an electricity-supply-side battery connection connector is disposed and supplying stored electricity to the controller body; and a battery housing body having a slot which has a second surface on which an electricity-receiving-side battery connection connector is disposed and in which the battery pack is housed and held. When the battery pack is housed in the slot, an electrical connection is made between a pair of the battery connection connectors, the first surface and the second surface opposedly face each other, and a first sealing member provides sealing such that the first sealing member surrounds the pair of battery connection connectors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 24, 2019
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Inventors: Kazuto SHINOHARA, Masahiko ITO, Masaaki HANAOKA, Nozomi KOIKE, Hiroaki FUJIMORI
  • Publication number: 20200102404
    Abstract: Provided are: an oligosaccharide powder having high working properties, the oligosaccharide powder being characterized by containing a dextrin having a dextrose equivalent of 10 to 18 and an oligosaccharide; and a method for manufacturing the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2018
    Publication date: April 2, 2020
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA YAKULT HONSHA
    Inventors: Masakazu IKEDA, Ryo AOKI, Masahiko ITO
  • Publication number: 20200083330
    Abstract: A method for producing a SiC epitaxial wafer according to the present embodiment includes: an epitaxial growth step of growing the epitaxial layer on the SiC single crystal substrate by feeding an Si-based raw material gas, a C-based raw material gas, and a gas including a Cl element to a surface of a SiC single crystal substrate, in which the epitaxial growth step is performed under growth conditions that a film deposition pressure is 30 torr or less, a Cl/Si ratio is in a range of 8 to 12, a C/Si ratio is in a range of 0.8 to 1.2, and a growth rate is 50 ?m/h or more from an initial growth stage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2018
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Applicants: SHOWA DENKO K.K., Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry, DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Keisuke FUKADA, Naoto ISHIBASHI, Akira BANDO, Masahiko ITO, Isaho KAMATA, Hidekazu TSUCHIDA, Kazukuni HARA, Masami NAITO, Hideyuki UEHIGASHI, Hiroaki FUJIBAYASHI, Hirofumi AOKI, Toshikazu SUGIURA, Katsumi SUZUKI
  • Patent number: 10584417
    Abstract: A film forming apparatus according to an embodiment of the invention includes: a film forming chamber configured to form a film on a substrate; a susceptor configured to place the substrate thereon; a rotating part configured to rotate the susceptor; a heater configured to heat the substrate; and a gas supplier configured to supply process gases into the film forming chamber, wherein the susceptor includes: a ring-shaped outer circumferential susceptor supported by the rotating part; a holder provided at an inner circumferential portion of the outer circumferential susceptor, the holder configured to hold the substrate; a ring-shaped plate provided over the outer circumferential susceptor; and a cover member configured to cover a top surface and an outer circumferential surface of the plate and an outer circumferential surface of the outer circumferential susceptor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: NuFlare Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Hideki Ito, Hidekazu Tsuchida, Isaho Kamata, Masahiko Ito, Masami Naito, Hiroaki Fujibayashi, Katsumi Suzuki, Koichi Nishikawa
  • Publication number: 20200033412
    Abstract: A connection part which connects a terminal part and a processing part include an equalization resistor that is inserted into each main line and a 0-? resistor that is a short circuit line for short circuiting a main line of a first terminal and a main line of a second terminal. In the terminal part, the second terminal s unused, and a battery cell adjacent to a high-potential side of a stack bar is connected between the first terminal and a third terminal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2019
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Applicant: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masahiko ITO, Shunichi KUBO, Hayato MIZOGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20190376206
    Abstract: This SiC epitaxial wafer includes: a SiC single crystal substrate of which a main surface has an off-angle of 0.4° to 5° with respect to (0001) plane; and an epitaxial layer provided on the SiC single crystal substrate, wherein the epitaxial layer has a basal plane dislocation density of 0.1 pieces/cm2 or less that is a density of basal plane dislocations extending from the SiC single crystal substrate to an outer surface and an intrinsic 3C triangular defect density of 0.1 pieces/cm2 or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 25, 2017
    Publication date: December 12, 2019
    Applicants: SHOWA DENKO K.K, Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry, DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Keisuke FUKADA, Naoto ISHIBASHI, Akira BANDO, Masahiko ITO, Isaho KAMATA, Hidekazu TSUCHIDA, Kazukuni HARA, Masami NAITO, Hideyuki UEHIGASHI, Hiroaki FUJIBAYASHI, Hirofumi AOKI, Toshikazu SUGIURA, Katsumi SUZUKI
  • Publication number: 20190359503
    Abstract: Provided is a dispersion liquid for water purification, including: water; a powder of Corchorus olitorius; and a polymeric flocculant, wherein the powder of Corchorus olitorius and the polymeric flocculant are contained in a total amount of from 0.01% by mass through 0.5% by mass relative to the water, wherein the dispersion liquid for water purification has a viscosity of from 20 mPa·S through 500 mPa·S, and wherein a median diameter of a solid in the dispersion liquid for water purification is from 100 micrometers through 400 micrometers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2017
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Applicant: DEXERIALS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masahiko ITO, Ryu SHIMADA, Takanori FUJITA