Patents by Inventor Masahiro Sano

Masahiro Sano 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: 11377710
    Abstract: A steel sheet has a chemical composition with a steel structure containing, by volume fraction, soft ferrite: 0-30%, retained austenite: 3-40%, fresh martensite: 0-30%, pearlite and cementite: 0-10%, and a remainder including hard ferrite. In the steel sheet, a number proportion of retained austenite having an aspect ratio of 2.0 or more in the total retained austenite is 50% or more, and a soft layer having a thickness of 1-100 ?m is present. In the soft layer, a volume fraction of ferrite grains having an aspect ratio of less than 3.0 is 50% or more, and a volume fraction of retained austenite is 50% or more of the volume fraction of the retained austenite of the inside of the steel sheet. A peak of an emission intensity at a wavelength indicating Si appears in a range of more than 0.2 ?m to 5 ?m or less from the surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takafumi Yokoyama, Kohichi Sano, Riki Okamoto, Hiroyuki Kawata, Eisaku Sakurada, Yuji Yamaguchi, Kazuki Shiokawa, Yuichi Nakahira, Kohei Ueda, Masahiro Nakata, Satoshi Uchida
  • Patent number: 11325181
    Abstract: A mold (1) according to an embodiment of the present invention is a mold which is formed by additive manufacturing. The mold includes: a heat medium channel (10) for a heat medium to flow through, the heat medium channel being provided inside the mold; a medium introduction port (4) at which the heat medium is to be introduced into the mold; a medium discharge port (5) at which the heat medium is to be discharged out of the mold; and a buffer layer (20) located between a mold surface (1a) and the heat medium channel. The buffer layer includes a low-melting percentage portion (21) having a lower melting percentage than does any portion inside the mold other than the buffer layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: YAMAHA HATSUDOKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masahiro Sano, Ryodai Ito, Akihiro Suzuki, Shimpei Takeda, Yasumi Yamamura
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20200353533
    Abstract: A mold (1) according to an embodiment of the present invention is a mold which is formed by additive manufacturing. The mold includes: a heat medium channel (10) for a heat medium to flow through, the heat medium channel being provided inside the mold; a medium introduction port (4) at which the heat medium is to be introduced into the mold; a medium discharge port (5) at which the heat medium is to be discharged out of the mold; and a buffer layer (20) located between a mold surface (1a) and the heat medium channel. The buffer layer includes a low-melting percentage portion (21) having a lower melting percentage than does any portion inside the mold other than the buffer layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2018
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Applicant: YAMAHA HATSUDOKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masahiro SANO, Ryodai ITO, Akihiro SUZUKI, Shimpei TAKEDA, Yasumi YAMAMURA
  • Publication number: 20200153376
    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: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Inventors: Toshio TOMITA, Kenichi SAITO, Yuuta IWASE, Masahiro SANO
  • Publication number: 20200027112
    Abstract: Provided is a technique that makes it possible to collectively perform use of a coupon and settlement by a one-dimensional code or a two-dimensional code. There is provided an information processing method for receiving, from a first information processing device, a request for a one-time code for performing payment applied with a coupon, issuing, in response to the request, a first one-time code for performing the payment applied with the coupon, transmitting the issued first one-time code to the first information processing device, receiving a second one-time code and a payment amount from a third information processing device used by a user who receives payment from the user, and, when the received second one-time code is the same as the first one-time code, acquiring, from a database that manages privileges for each coupon, a privilege concerning the coupon used for the payment and settling, as a payment amount paid by the user, an amount calculated based on the acquired privilege and the payment amount.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2019
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Inventors: Keisuke SOGAWA, Megumi TADA, Osamu TONOMORI, Masahiro SANO, Hiroaki ARISADA
  • Patent number: 10280954
    Abstract: In a clip, first and second attachment portions are coupled by a coupling portion in an open state in which a seatback spring is able to pass between the first and second attachment portions in the radial direction of the seatback spring. The first and second attachment portions swing in mutually engaging directions. The first attachment portion is formed with a first placement portion, and the second attachment portion is formed with a second placement portion. The seatback spring can accordingly be placed between the coupling portion and either the first placement portion or the second placement portion. In this placed state, the seatback spring is retained in the clip by engaging an engagement claw of the first attachment portion with a peripheral edge portion of an engagement hole of the second attachment portion, enabling fixing to an attachment portion of a lower frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignees: NIFCO INC., TOYOTA BOSHOKU KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Daisuke Okamoto, Masato Arashi, Shunsuke Tanaka, Masahiro Sano
  • Publication number: 20180251012
    Abstract: Achieving a high fogging-removal performance with a defroster duct having a small width in the vehicle width direction. A vehicular defroster duct structure includes a defroster duct unit which includes a left defroster duct and a right defroster duct. The left defrost duct is curved leftward and the right defroster duct is curved rightward from the central line X in the vehicle width direction. At least one of the left and right defroster ducts includes a first guide surface and a second guide surface on an inner wall surface thereof close to the central line X. The first guide surface guides air-conditioning air toward a lower corner are of the windshield. The second guide surface guides the air-conditioning air toward a center upper part of the windshield.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2016
    Publication date: September 6, 2018
    Applicant: CALSONIC KANSEI CORPORATION
    Inventor: Masahiro SANO
  • Publication number: 20160169417
    Abstract: In a clip, first and second attachment portions are coupled by a coupling portion in an open state in which a seatback spring is able to pass between the first and second attachment portions in the radial direction of the seatback spring. The first and second attachment portions swing in mutually engaging directions. The first attachment portion is formed with a first placement portion, and the second attachment portion is formed with a second placement portion. The seatback spring can accordingly be placed between the coupling portion and either the first placement portion or the second placement portion. In this placed state, the seatback spring is retained in the clip by engaging an engagement claw of the first attachment portion with a peripheral edge portion of an engagement hole of the second attachment portion, enabling fixing to an attachment portion of a lower frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2015
    Publication date: June 16, 2016
    Inventors: Daisuke OKAMOTO, Masato ARASHI, Shunsuke TANAKA, Masahiro SANO
  • Patent number: 8328611
    Abstract: A game apparatus has a touch panel for designating an arbitrary position within a screen on which a plurality of moving objects are arranged. A CPU repetitively detects the position designated via the touch panel, draws a line along the detected positions on the screen, every time that the detected position is in contact with any object within the screen, aligns the object on the line every time that the detected position is in contact with any object on the screen, moves the object aligned on the line to a trailing end direction of the line at a velocity V1 with the drawn line erasing from a leading end at a velocity V2 (>V1) and executes clearing processing in a case that an array of the objects on the line satisfies a matching condition with a goal condition array before the leading end of the line catches up with the object on the line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masahiro Sano, Takafumi Ogihara, Yuta Ogura, Kyohei Minato
  • Patent number: 8077867
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a confidential information processing device, a confidential information processing apparatus, and a confidential information processing method, and particularly to a confidential information processing device which performs multiple cryptographic computation for different target data included in a data stream. With this configuration, the context control unit outputs the stream on which the cryptographic computation is performed to an external device or other stream analysis unit. Thus, by setting the number of cryptographic computation on a correspondence table, the number of computation can be set to any number. Thus, the confidential information processing device according to the present invention can perform any number of cryptographic computations on one stream. Furthermore, without outputting the stream whenever a cryptographic computation is completed, multiple cryptographic computations can be performed with one stream input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2011
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Yusuke Nemoto, Yuishi Torisaki, Makoto Fujiwara, Satoru Kuriki, Masahiro Sano
  • Publication number: 20110212775
    Abstract: A game apparatus has a touch panel for designating an arbitrary position within a screen on which a plurality of moving objects are arranged. A CPU repetitively detects the position designated via the touch panel, draws a line along the detected positions on the screen, every time that the detected position is in contact with any object within the screen, aligns the object on the line every time that the detected position is in contact with any object on the screen, moves the object aligned on the line to a trailing end direction of the line at a velocity V1 with the drawn line erasing from a leading end at a velocity V2 (>V1) and executes clearing processing in a case that an array of the objects on the line satisfies a matching condition with a goal condition array before the leading end of the line catches up with the object on the line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2010
    Publication date: September 1, 2011
    Applicant: NINTENDO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masahiro Sano, Takafumi Ogihara, Yuta Ogura, Kyohei Minato
  • Publication number: 20110170687
    Abstract: The content decrypting apparatus 2000 of the present invention stores a chaining value generated during decryption of the last ciphertext block of a chunk in association with a content type and a frame number to an inter-chunk chaining value holding unit 216. When decrypting the first ciphertext block of a chunk, and in case where a chaining value is stored to the inter-chunk chaining value holding unit 216 in association with a content type and a frame number corresponding to the chunk, the content decrypting apparatus decrypts the first ciphertext block of the chunk using the chaining value. Hence, the content decrypting apparatus pertaining to the present invention is capable of correctly decrypting data streams having a data structure in which ciphertext chunks belonging to a first encrypted frame are disposed in between two ciphertext chunks belonging to a second encrypted frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2009
    Publication date: July 14, 2011
    Inventors: Masahiko Hyodo, Tooru Iwata, Satoru Kuriki, Masahiro Sano
  • Patent number: 7910500
    Abstract: A fiber treatment agent contains components (a) and (b). A fiber treated with the fiber treatment agent and a fiber fabric including the fiber are also provided. The component (a) an insoluble egg-shell membrane fine powder with a mean particle size of 0.1 to 10 ?m while the component (b) is a synthetic resin emulsion or a synthetic resin solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2011
    Assignee: Idemitsu Technofine Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masahiro Sano, Masashi Sakamoto, Shigeru Oyama, Takaharu Yasue
  • Publication number: 20110043032
    Abstract: A vehicle wire harness portion (4) is disposed along a metallic vehicle body reinforcing member (3) installed in a vehicle body, and the vehicle wire harness portion (4) includes an integrated power supply wire portion (20) connected to an in-vehicle battery (6) so as to be capable of constantly applying a current and configured to be capable of applying a downstream load current, and a power distribution portion (21) connected to the integrated power supply wire portion (20).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2009
    Publication date: February 24, 2011
    Applicant: CALSONIC KANSEI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hitoshi Suzuki, Fumihiro Okazaki, Takeshi Anzai, Masahiro Sano, Junichirou Terazawa, Kazuhiko Horikoshi
  • Publication number: 20100178861
    Abstract: Defroster ducts (12R, 12L) includes a right defroster duct (12R) extending from a left side of a temperature control unit (11) toward a right side of a front window (FW) and a left defroster duct (12L) extending from a right side of the temperature control unit (11) toward a left side of the front window (FW). The right and left defroster ducts (12R, 12L) are arranged crossing each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2007
    Publication date: July 15, 2010
    Inventor: Masahiro Sano
  • Patent number: 7665496
    Abstract: On a region of a ring-shaped continuous decorative portion 15 formed of tops and bottoms in cross-section, protruding portions 17 higher than the decorative portion 15 and having a predetermined surface area are provided. A joined portion of the decorative portion 15 and each protruding portion 17 or of the protruding portions is set higher than the bottoms of the decorative portion 15, and a rigidity difference between the protruding portions 17 and the decorative portion 15 is resolved, thus restricting an occurrence of a stress concentration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2010
    Assignee: Bridgestone Corporation
    Inventor: Masahiro Sano
  • Publication number: 20090176423
    Abstract: A modified fiber fabric obtainable by polymerizing a component (X) which is a water-soluble eggshell membrane powder, a component (A) which is a bifunctional monomer represented by the following formula (1), a component (B) which is a monomer containing any one of a hydroxyl group, carboxyl group, amino group, sulfonic acid group, and phosphoric acid group, and a component (C) which is a monomer containing at least one aziridine group, or a water-soluble polymer containing a polycarbodiimide group, polyethyleneimine group, or oxazoline group, on a fiber fabric, wherein R represents any one of and —CnH2n— (n is an integer of 1 to 6); Z is a hydrogen atom or a methyl group; a and b are integers where “a+b” is 0 to 50; x and y are integers where “x+y” is 0 to 30; and “a+b+x+y” is 10 or more.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2005
    Publication date: July 9, 2009
    Inventors: Masahiro Sano, Masashi Sakamoto, Shuichi Murakami, Ryousei Takigaura
  • Patent number: 7552414
    Abstract: A frame input unit receives an input of a frame having a placement area for an element to which a predetermined signal is supplied. A netlist input unit receives an input of a netlist concerning the element. A placing unit places the element in the placement area of the frame input by the frame input unit based on the netlist input by the netlist input unit. A detecting unit detects whether there is a vacant position in the placement area in which the element is placed by the placing unit, and a bypass-element placing unit places a bypass element at the vacant position detected by the detecting unit, the bypass element propagating the predetermined signal by bypassing the element located adjacent to the vacant position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2009
    Assignee: Fujitsu Microelectronics Limited
    Inventors: Masahiro Sano, Koji Abe, Hitoshi Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20090149095
    Abstract: A fiber treatment agent contains components (a) and (b). A fiber treated with the fiber treatment agent and a fiber fabric including the fiber are also provided. The component (a) an insoluble egg-shell membrane fine powder with a mean particle size of 0.1 to 10 ?m while the component (b) is a synthetic resin emulsion or a synthetic resin solution.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2006
    Publication date: June 11, 2009
    Applicant: IDEMITSU TECHNOFINE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masahiro Sano, Masashi Sakamoto, Shigeru Oyama, Takaharu Yasue