Patents by Inventor Masahiro Saito

Masahiro Saito 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: 11031900
    Abstract: A motor drive apparatus includes: inverter modules equivalent in number to phases of a motor; and a control unit that generates a PWM signal for driving the inverter modules by using PWM. Each of the inverter modules includes: a plurality of pairs of switching elements, each pair of switching elements including two switching elements connected in series; a drive circuit; and a protection circuit. The plurality of pairs of switching elements is connected in parallel, and power GNDs that are reference terminals of the plurality of pairs of switching elements, a control GND that is a reference terminal of the drive circuit, and a terminal for overcurrent fault input in the protection circuit are independently exposed to the outside. The power GNDs and the control GND are connected to a single point on a printed circuit board by a wiring pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Norikazu Ito, Shigeo Umehara, Katsuhiko Saito, Katsuyuki Amano, Masahiro Fukuda
  • Patent number: 11020785
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for manufacturing a press component without generating cracks in a flange on an inner circumferential side of a curved portion includes press working by a free bending method on a blank consisting of an ultra-high tensile strength steel sheet. A press component is manufactured by performing cold press working on a blank of an ultra-high tensile strength steel sheet. By the press working, a material inflow facilitating portion that increases the amount by which a portion of the blank to be formed into an end portion of the press component flows into a portion of the blank to be formed into a flange on an inner circumferential side of the curved portion of the press component is provided in the vicinity of the portion of the blank to be formed into the flange on an inner circumferential side of the curved portion of the press component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masahiro Saito, Ryuichi Nishimura, Yasuharu Tanaka, Takashi Miyagi, Takashi Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 11016515
    Abstract: A system operation decision-making assistance device includes: a state mode clustering unit that calculates, on the basis of measurement data DB1 of a power system and a clustering parameter DB3, which state mode, from among prescribed state modes, applies to a power system; a state mode collation unit that collates state transition data DB4 indicating transitions between state modes and the calculated state mode to calculate state transition probability data, which is the probability of transitioning from the calculated state mode to each state mode defined in the state transition data; and an accident shift pattern calculation unit that calculates important accident cases on the basis of a system model DB2, an importance parameter DB5 including the importance of a power system accident, the measurement data, and the calculated state transition probability data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: HITACHI, LTD.
    Inventors: Kenta Kirihara, Nao Saito, Taichiro Kawahara, Masahiro Yatsu
  • Publication number: 20210148808
    Abstract: An analysis device includes a controller configured to count a pulse derived from a particles as a plural particles when a light reception level signal includes the pulse having a first extreme value point, a second extreme value point, and a third extreme value point, and the pulse fulfils a condition in which the third extreme value point is present between the first extreme value point and the second extreme value point in a pulse width direction of the pulse, the third extreme value point is present between the first extreme value point and a threshold in a pulse amplitude direction, the first extreme value point and the second extreme value point are each an extreme value point of a waveform projecting in a common direction, and the third extreme value point is an extreme value point of a waveform in a direction opposite to the common direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2021
    Publication date: May 20, 2021
    Inventors: Masayuki ONO, Shigehiko IWAMA, Atsushi SAITO, Masahiro YAMAMOTO, Yuichi HASEGAWA
  • Patent number: 11005407
    Abstract: Provided are a data obtaining method, an inverter, and a rotating electric machine capable of managing the operation state of a device without complicating the configuration thereof. Therefore, the data obtaining method uses an inverter for controlling a synchronous electric motor, wherein a position/speed calculation unit of the inverter calculates an electric angle of the synchronous electric motor from the value of the current flowing between the synchronous electric motor and the inverter and obtains data for each electric angle by sampling internal data within the inverter, said internal data being used for controlling the synchronous electric motor in synchronization with the information of the electric angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Hitachi Industrial Equipment Systems Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Toshio Tomita, Kenichi Saito, Yuuta Iwase, Masahiro Sano
  • Patent number: 11003371
    Abstract: An optical disc device capable of detecting a reference position of an optical disc in a rotating direction includes an optical disc rotation drive unit, an optical sensor, and a control circuit. The optical disc rotation drive unit rotates the optical disc provided with a rotation reference mark. The rotation reference mark is formed into a shape having a width changing in the radial direction of the optical disc. The optical sensor detects the rotation reference mark. The control circuit controls the optical disc rotation drive unit and the optical sensor, extracts a detection signal of the rotation reference mark as a pulse waveform from an output signal of the optical sensor with the optical disc being rotated, and specifies a rotation reference position of the optical disc in accordance with the pulse waveform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: JVCKENWOOD CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masahiro Yamamoto, Shigehiko Iwama, Atsushi Saito
  • Patent number: 10988092
    Abstract: A vehicular circuit body includes a trunk line that includes a power source line and a communication line, and that is routed in a vehicle body; and a plurality of control boxes that are disposed in a distribution manner along the trunk line. The trunk line includes a first trunk line portion extending in a front-and-rear direction of the vehicle body and a second trunk line portion extending in a leftward-and-rightward direction of the vehicle body. The plurality of control boxes include a branch control box that connects the first trunk line portion and the second trunk line portion, and distributes power from one of the first trunk line portion and the second trunk line portion to the other one.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masahiro Takamatsu, Koichi Uezono, Kousuke Kinoshita, Atsushi Nakata, Yasuyuki Saito, Kazuyuki Oiwa, Terumitsu Sugimoto, Taku Furuta, Noriaki Sasaki, Yukinari Naganishi, Sadaharu Okuda, Kunihiko Yamada
  • Publication number: 20210103073
    Abstract: An antireflection plate has a structure in which a hard coat layer, an antireflective layer having a low refractive index layer, a protective layer, and an overcoat layer are laminated in this order on a transparent resin substrate. The low refractive index layer is a cured body of a curable composition containing 50 to 200 parts by mass of (B-2) hollow silica fine particles, and the low refractive index layer has a refractive index of 1.20 to 1.45. The protective layer is a cured body of a curable composition containing 7.5 to 35 parts by mass of (B-3) spherical silica fine particles, and the protective layer has a thickness of 10 to 15 nm and a refractive index of 1.45 to 1.50. The overcoat layer includes a polymer of a fluorine-containing silicon compound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2019
    Publication date: April 8, 2021
    Applicant: FUKUVI CHEMICAL INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masahiro SAITO, Daisuke HAYASHI, Yu ARAI
  • Publication number: 20210086282
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a processing system includes a processing device. The processing device performs at least a first determination of determining whether or not a detector contacts a welding object. The detector includes a plurality of detection elements arranged in a first direction. The detector transmits an ultrasonic wave toward the welding object and detects a reflected wave. The first determination is based on a detection result when the reflected wave is detected by the detector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2020
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Masahiro SAITO, Hiromasa TAKAHASHI
  • Patent number: 10946431
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for shear processing whereby a sheared surface having a small residual stress and excellent surface properties is formed and the service life of a punch is prolonged in a shear processing for shearing, by a shear line that crosses a weld zone, a workpiece with a large thickness of level difference of a weld zone and/or obtained by welding together a steel sheet having a strength of 1000 MPa or more and another steel sheet. The shearing for shear processing method according to the present invention is a method for shearing a workpiece having a weld zone using a punch and a die, the method characterized in that two protrusions are provided to a cutting edge of the punch, all or part of the weld zone of the workpiece is flanked from the two sides by the two protrusions, and the workpiece is sheared by a shear line that crosses the weld zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takashi Yasutomi, Masahiro Saito, Shigeru Yonemura, Tohru Yoshida
  • Publication number: 20210063354
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a display control system acquires a tilt of a detector with respect to a weld portion. The detector includes a plurality of detection elements arranged along a first arrangement direction and a second arrangement direction. The first arrangement direction and the second arrangement direction cross each other. The tilt is calculated based on a detection result of a reflected wave obtained by transmitting an ultrasonic wave from the plurality of detection elements. The system displays a user interface, displays a symbol and a tolerance range in a region included in the user interface, and updates the display of the symbol in the region according to the acquiring of the tilt. The region spreads two-dimensionally. The symbol indicates the tilt. The tolerance range is of a target value of the tilt.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2020
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Masahiro SAITO, Hiromasa TAKAHASHI
  • Patent number: 10933638
    Abstract: An inkjet head includes: an ink ejector in which an opening of a nozzle is provided in an ink ejection surface, and which includes an actuating element that performs an operation for ejecting ink; a wiring board that is provided with a circuit wiring electrically connected to the actuating element, and is disposed in a direction crossing the ink election surface on a side opposite to the ink ejection surface of the ink ejector; an exterior member that covers the ink ejector and the wiring board while exposing the ink ejection surface of the ink ejector and a part of the wiring board; and a wiring cable that is attached to a connection terminal disposed in an area exposed front the exterior member on one surface of the wiring board so as to be electrically connected to the circuit wiring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Toshiki Watanabe, Masahiro Saito, Zen Kayaba
  • Publication number: 20210058537
    Abstract: A camera actuator comprises: a fixed-side member; a movable-side member disposed separated from the fixed-side member in a direction orthogonal to a light axis, the movable-side member holding a lens unit; a first lens drive actuator that displaces the movable-side member in at least a prescribed direction; an elastic support member that extends in the direction orthogonal to the light axis, and supports the movable-side member in relation to the fixed-side member so as to allow the displacement in at least the prescribed direction; and a gel-like first damping member provided to the elastic support member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2019
    Publication date: February 25, 2021
    Applicant: MITSUMI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Masahiro SAITO
  • Patent number: 10876952
    Abstract: There is provided a droplet sorting device including a detector configured to detect a state of droplets ejected from an orifice that generates a fluid stream and of satellite droplets existing between the droplets, and a controller configured to control a frequency of a driving voltage supplied to a vibration element that applies vibration to the orifice on the basis of positions where the satellite droplets exist.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Fumitaka Otsuka, Masahiro Saito
  • Patent number: 10858048
    Abstract: A structural member of an integral shaped article using steel sheet having a tensile strength of 590 MPa or more improved in formability, produced using a die or blank holder provided with a space at least at part of a position contacting a blank at the time of pressing it. The structural member comprises a top sheet part including at least one recessed part at an outside edge part in a plan view, a first vertical wall part extending bent from a part or all of an outside edge part including the recessed part in the top sheet part, a first flange part extending bent from an edge of the first vertical wall part at an opposite side to the top sheet part, and a second vertical wall part extending bent from an edge of the top sheet part different from the outside edge part including the recessed part, and at least one projecting part on the top sheet part, the first vertical wall part, or the first flange part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventor: Masahiro Saito
  • Publication number: 20200371404
    Abstract: A camera actuator comprises: a fixed-side member; a movable-side member disposed separated from the fixed-side member in a direction orthogonal to a light axis, the movable-side member holding a lens unit; a first lens drive actuator that displaces the movable-side member in at least a prescribed direction; an elastic support member that extends in the direction orthogonal to the light axis, and supports the movable-side member in relation to the fixed-side member so as to allow the displacement in at least the prescribed direction; and a damping member that is disposed between the movable-side member or a member fixed to the movable-side member, and the fixed-side member or a member fixed to the fixed-side member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2019
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Applicant: MITSUMI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Masahiro SAITO
  • Publication number: 20200363377
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an estimation device includes a processor. The processor accepts information. The information is acquired by each of a plurality of ultrasonic sensors transmitting an ultrasonic wave in a second direction toward a weld portion and receiving a reflected wave. The ultrasonic sensors are arranged in a first direction. The second direction crosses the first direction. The processor estimates a range of the weld portion in the second direction based on an intensity distribution of the reflected wave in the second direction. The processor calculates a centroid position of an intensity distribution of the reflected wave in the first direction for each of a plurality of points in the second direction, and estimates a range of the weld portion in the first direction based on a plurality of the centroid positions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2020
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Masahiro SAITO, Yasunori CHIBA, Akira USHIJIMA, Toshiyuki ONO, Atsushi MATSUMURA
  • Publication number: 20200354615
    Abstract: A curing-reactive organopolysiloxane composition is provided. The composition generally forms a pressure-sensitive adhesive layer which is curable by a hydrosilylation reaction, has excellent adhesiveness and handleability, and is capable of maintaining high transparency over an extended period of time without developing problems such as discoloration or coloration, even when subjected to long-term aging at a high temperature and even when exposed to high-energy rays such as UV rays over an extended period of time. The curing-reactive organopolysiloxane composition can be cured via hydrosilylation reaction. A content of platinum-based metal among a solid content is in the range of from 0.1 to 50 ppm. An adhesive force of a cured layer with a thickness of 50 ?m obtained by curing the composition is not less than 0.02N/25 mm. A pressure-sensitive adhesive layer obtained by curing the composition, and an electronic part or a display device using the same, are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2018
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Inventors: Maki ITOH, Hidefumi TANAKA, Akihiro NAKAMURA, Masahiro SAITO, Michitaka SUTO
  • Patent number: 10807137
    Abstract: A method for producing a press-formed product that includes a pair of flat sections and a bend section that connects the flat sections, in which a bending radius of the bend section is R2 and an interior angle formed by the pair of flat sections is ?2, includes the steps bellow. In the first forming step, an intermediate formed product including a bend section in which a bending radius is R1 and an interior angle is ?1 is formed. In the second forming step, a portion of a bend section of the intermediate formed product is formed into the bend section of the press-formed product. R1, ?1, R2 and ?2 satisfy the conditions of Formulae (1) to (3) below: 1.05<A1/A2??(1); 1.0<R1/R2??(2); A1/A2<6.0/(R1/R2)??(3), where, A1, A2 represents the supplementary angle of the interior angle ?1, ?2, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kenichiro Otsuka, Yoshiaki Nakazawa, Ryuichi Nishimura, Masahiro Saito
  • Publication number: 20200307603
    Abstract: A road surface determination apparatus includes an acceleration detector and a road surface determination unit. The acceleration detector is configured to detect an acceleration of a vehicle body or a vibration transmission member configured to transmit vibration from a tire to the vehicle body. The road surface determination unit is configured to determine a condition of a surface of a road, using a determination value obtained by extracting a component of a predetermined frequency band from the acceleration detected by the acceleration detector and integrating the component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2020
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Applicant: SUBARU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Goichi KOBAYASHI, Masahiro SAITO