Patents by Inventor Masahiro Sato

Masahiro 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: 20220306980
    Abstract: Apparatus, system, and method are disclosed for cell recovery or cell separation. A cell separation system has at least a first container having a first filter for separating a first removal target from a suspension comprising cells and a removal target including at least the first removal target and a second removal target; a cell separation apparatus; a first flow path connecting the first container and the cell separation apparatus; and a first pump interposed in the first flow path for transferring the suspension from the first container to the cell separation apparatus by decompression suction, for example.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2020
    Publication date: September 29, 2022
    Applicant: SHOWA DENKO MATERIALS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yushi Sato, Masahiro Okanojo, Shangwu Chen, Katsuhiko Nakashima, Ryosuke Takahashi, Yasuhiko Tada
  • Patent number: 11453377
    Abstract: A braking force control apparatus includes: a prediction unit that predicts a time from a present time until a next start of the gear shift operation in the stepped automatic transmission based on a speed of the vehicle; an acquisition unit that acquires a state of a battery charged by a regenerative power generation of the regenerative generator; and a control unit that stops the regenerative power generation by the regenerative generator before the gear shift of the stepped automatic transmission is started, when it is determined, during the regenerative power generation by the regenerative generator, that the regenerative power generation by the regenerative power generator may be stopped due to the state of the battery during the gear shift operation of the stepped automatic transmission, based on a prediction result by the prediction unit and the state of the battery acquired by the acquisition unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yuki Matsumiya, Shun Sato, Hiroya Fujiwara, Masahiro Nishiu
  • Publication number: 20220302259
    Abstract: A semiconductor device includes: a substrate; a first nitride semiconductor layer above the substrate; a second nitride semiconductor layer above the first nitride semiconductor layer and being greater than the first nitride semiconductor layer in band gap; and a first field-effect transistor including a first source electrode, a first drain electrode, and a first gate electrode that are above the second nitride semiconductor layer, the first source electrode and the first drain electrode being separated from each other, the first gate electrode being disposed between the first source electrode and the first drain electrode. The first field-effect transistor includes a third semiconductor layer that is above the second nitride semiconductor layer in part of a region between lower part of the first source electrode and the first gate electrode, and is separated from the first gate electrode. The third semiconductor layer and the first source electrode are electrically connected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2020
    Publication date: September 22, 2022
    Inventors: Hiroto YAMAGIWA, Manabu YANAGIHARA, Takahiro SATO, Masahiro HIKITA, Hiroaki UENO, Yusuke KINOSHITA
  • Publication number: 20220297230
    Abstract: A laser apparatus includes six first laser devices that output respective blue laser beams for preliminary heating of an object, and a second laser device that outputs an infrared laser beam for main heating of the object. At least one of a relative positional relationship and each of respective first irradiation positions of the blue laser beams is changeable, the relative positional relationship being a relative positional relationship between the respective first irradiation positions of the six first laser beams in the object and a second irradiation position of the infrared laser beam in the object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2022
    Publication date: September 22, 2022
    Inventors: Masahiro TSUKAMOTO, Yuji SATO, Keisuke TAKENAKA, Ritsuko HIGASHINO, Koji TOJO
  • Patent number: 11452205
    Abstract: Provided is an ultrasonic probe having ultrasonic elements and a printed-circuit board that establishes connection between the ultrasonic elements and external wiring, achieving strong connection between the ultrasonic elements and the printed-circuit board mechanically and electrically, and thereby improving performance in examination and diagnosis using the ultrasonic probe. The printed-circuit board with pads each having a via-hole to be bonded to electrode pads of a chip equipped with the ultrasonic elements, is provided with a reinforcement, in an area of the base material where the pad having the via-hole is not formed. The reinforcement is formed simultaneously with forming the pads and wiring on the printed-circuit board, having the same thickness as the pads. With the reinforcement, pressure is evenly applied to the printed-circuit board when the electrode pad is press-fitted into the pad having the via-hole, thereby preventing warping and deforming of the board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: Fujifilm Healthcare Corporation
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Yoshimura, Akifumi Sako, Makoto Fukada, Masahiro Sato
  • Patent number: 11437834
    Abstract: An apparatus according to one embodiment includes a positive and a negative electrode terminals; modules each including an assembled battery and a CMU, the assembled battery including cells, the CMU to detect a voltage and a temperature of the assembled battery; a main circuit for electrical connection between terminals of the modules and the positive and negative electrode terminals; a BMU to receive information about the voltage and the temperature from the respective CMU; a supply circuit to convert DC power from the main circuit and supply the converted power to the BMU; a breaker for interrupting the main circuit; and a circuit to block a current flowing through the main circuit in a direction of charging the modules, in response to a stop of a control signal from the BMU.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Kazuto Kuroda, Jun Takahashi, Yosuke Saeki, Ryo Okabe, Shinya Sato, Keita Nakata, Atsushi Inamura, Masahiro Sekino, Minoru Oota
  • Publication number: 20220277713
    Abstract: A sound production control apparatus has a position detector that detects, in accordance with a playing operation of a musical instrument, a position of a key displaceable within a movement range from a start position to an end position. The movement range includes a sounding range including a sounding position and a setting range that is closer to the start position than the sounding range. The apparatus causes a played sound associated with the key to be produced upon the detected position of the key reaching the sounding position, while controlling a characteristic of the played sound depending on a displacement characteristic of the key within the setting range before the key is positioned in the sounding range.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2022
    Publication date: September 1, 2022
    Inventors: Daisuke MIURA, Masahiro KAKISHITA, Kenichi NISHIDA, Shinichi ITO, Akihiro SUGISHIMA, Shinichi OHTA, Tsuyoshi SATO, Yasuhiko OBA, Jun ISHII
  • Patent number: 11430188
    Abstract: An information processing system includes an attribute-information acquisition unit and an identification unit. The attribute-information acquisition unit acquires an attribute of an object that is present in a real space in accordance with information regarding the object an object image of which is captured. The identification unit identifies an image that is a virtual image associated with the attribute acquired by the attribute-information acquisition unit, the image being combined with the object image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Business Innovation Corp.
    Inventors: Akihito Yamauchi, Yoshihiko Nemoto, Tsutomu Kimura, Masahiro Sato, Kengo Tokuchi
  • Publication number: 20220269348
    Abstract: A shape changeable apparatus according to an embodiment of the present technology includes a space forming section, a fluid controller, a signal emitter, a detector, and a generator. The space forming section forms a space, and includes a deformable member that is arranged in contact with the space. The fluid controller is capable of deforming the member by controlling a flow of fluid with respect to the space. The signal emitter emits a signal into the space. The detector is arranged out of contact with the member within the space, and detects the emitted signal. The generator generates information regarding the deformation of the member on the basis of a result of the detection performed by the detector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2020
    Publication date: August 25, 2022
    Inventors: KENTARO YOSHIDA, MASAHIRO SATO
  • Publication number: 20220270507
    Abstract: A pilot education system includes a learning stage identifier, a teaching information setter, and a practice method setter. The learning stage identifier is configured to identify a learning stage of a trainee to operate either one of an aircraft simulator and an actual aircraft by measuring and analyzing maneuvering skills of the trainee. The maneuvering skills are related to at least one of a sight line or a maneuvering operation. The teaching information setter is configured to set an amount of teaching information to be presented to the trainee in either one of the aircraft simulator and the actual aircraft according to the learning stage identified by the learning stage identifier. The practice method setter is configured to set a practice method for the trainee according to the learning stage identified by the learning stage identifier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2022
    Publication date: August 25, 2022
    Inventors: Koji IKEDA, Takeshi FUKUROSE, Yu ITABASHI, Yousuke OOSAKI, Masahiro SATO, Shunichiro HARA
  • Patent number: 11420611
    Abstract: A braking force control apparatus includes: a prediction unit that predicts a time from a present time until a next start of the gear shift operation in the stepped automatic transmission based on a speed of the vehicle; an acquisition unit that acquires a state of a battery charged by a regenerative power generation of the regenerative generator; and a control unit that stops the regenerative power generation by the regenerative generator before the gear shift of the stepped automatic transmission is started, when it is determined, during the regenerative power generation by the regenerative generator, that the regenerative power generation by the regenerative power generator may be stopped due to the state of the battery during the gear shift operation of the stepped automatic transmission, based on a prediction result by the prediction unit and the state of the battery acquired by the acquisition unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yuki Matsumiya, Shun Sato, Hiroya Fujiwara, Masahiro Nishiu
  • Patent number: 11421186
    Abstract: Solid detergent compositions designed to maintain solid integrity throughout production of the pressed solid, during mechanical conveying and during ejection from molds, are disclosed. Solid detergent compositions having unexpected immediate block hardness without a curing step are provided by inclusion of a hardness additive composition comprising a synergistic ratio of polycarboxylic acid polymer chelants to aminocarboxylate chelants. Methods of making solid detergent compositions and solid detergent compositions having at least substantially similar cleaning performance to solid detergent compositions without the hardness additive composition are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Jesus Cabanas, Gerald Phan, Yoshiyuki Sato, Tomoko Nakabayashi, Masahiro Takaoka, John Mansergh, Carter M. Silvernail
  • Publication number: 20220260067
    Abstract: [Object] To provide a fluid control apparatus having a diaphragm structure and small flow path resistance. [Solving Means] A fluid control apparatus according to the present technology includes a first space, two flat plate members, a drive mechanism, a second space, a first check valve, and a second check valve. The first space has an inlet and an outlet. The two flat plate members face each other via the first space, and at least one of the flat plate members is an elastic body having flexibility. The drive mechanism bends the elastic body. The second space adjoins the first space, communicates with the first space via the inlet, and has a suction port. The first check valve allows fluid to flow from the suction port to the first space via the inlet. The third space adjoins the first space, communicates with the first space via the outlet, and has a discharge port. The second check valve allows the fluid to flow from the first space to the discharge port via the outlet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2020
    Publication date: August 18, 2022
    Inventors: Hiroshi SUZUKI, Masahiro SATO, Koji FUKUMOTO, Yuya HORIUCHI, Hironobu ABE, Hiroto KAWAGUCHI, Kazuhiro HONGO, Takuma MATSUSHITA, Daisuke MIZUTA, Kentaro YOSHIDA
  • Publication number: 20220260501
    Abstract: A nano projection structure inspection apparatus herein disclosed includes an inspection light irradiation part and a chromameter. The inspection light irradiation part irradiates inspection light to an inspected surface being a surface of a metal. An imaging optical axis of an imaging element of the chromameter is arranged to be tilted to a regular reflection direction of the inspection light caused by the inspected surface. The chromameter makes the imaging element receive diffusion reflection light, among reflection light of the inspection light from the inspected surface, the reflection light containing regular reflection light and the diffusion reflection light, so as to inspect a nanoscale projection structure on the inspected surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2022
    Publication date: August 18, 2022
    Inventors: Yuki SATO, Syoichi TSUCHIYA, Masataka ASAI, Tsuyoshi ASANO, Masahiro UCHIMURA, Nozomi TATEYAMA
  • Patent number: 11415613
    Abstract: An optical waveguide 1, an optical waveguide 2 are formed on a substrate 3 to be crossed with each other, modulator electrodes 11, 12, 13 and 14 are arranged along the optical waveguides 1, 2, and antennas 21, 22, 23, 24 (i.e., square patch antennas having an approximately same shape) are arranged around four corners of the square shape. The modulator electrode 11 is energized from the antenna 21 and the antenna 22, the modulator electrode 12 is energized from the antenna 24 and the antenna 23, the modulator electrode 13 is energized from the antenna 21 and the antenna 24, and the modulator electrode 14 is energized from the antenna 22 and the antenna 23. The light wave propagating through the optical waveguide 1 is modulated by an electric field of Y-direction, and the light wave propagating through the optical waveguide 2 is modulated by an electric field of X-direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignees: MIE University, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, SEIKOH GIKEN Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Murata, Satoru Kurokawa, Yoshikazu Toba, Masahiro Sato
  • Patent number: 11417905
    Abstract: A fuel cell system includes a stack case and an auxiliary device case. The stack case stores a stack body formed by stacking a plurality of power generation cells in a horizontal direction. The auxiliary device case stores a fuel cell auxiliary devices. The inside of the of the stack case and the inside of the auxiliary device case that are adjacent to each other in the horizontal direction are partitioned by a partition wall. An auxiliary device side passage which connects the inside of the auxiliary device case and an auxiliary device side exhaust gas duct together is provided in an upper part of the auxiliary device case. A plurality of ribs protruding toward the inside of the auxiliary device case and extending in a vertical direction are provided in the partition wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hideharu Naito, Masahiro Sato
  • Patent number: 11410343
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus according to the present invention includes at least one memory and at least one processor which function as: an acquiring unit configured to acquire information related to a brightness level of each pixel in an image; a determining unit configured to determine, on a basis of the information, a ratio of a number of corresponding pixels in the image with respect to at least one of Standard Dynamic Range (SDR) and a brightness range obtained by excluding SDR from High Dynamic Range (HDR); and an outputting unit configured to output the ratio.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hirofumi Urabe, Masahiro Sato
  • Publication number: 20220247966
    Abstract: A photoelectric conversion apparatus includes a first substrate including a pixel array including a plurality of pixels, a second substrate layered on the first substrate and including an AD conversion portion including a plurality of AD conversion circuits configured to convert a signal output from the first substrate into a digital signal, wherein the second substrate further includes a plurality of signal processing units including a first signal processing unit and a second signal processing unit both configured to perform machine learning processing, wherein each of a plurality of sets includes a plurality of AD conversion circuits that differ between the plurality of sets, wherein the first signal processing unit is arranged to correspond to one of the plurality of sets, and wherein the second signal processing unit is arranged to correspond to another one of the plurality of sets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2022
    Publication date: August 4, 2022
    Inventors: Kei Ochiai, Yoshiaki Takada, Masaki Sato, Masahiro Kobayashi, Daisuke Kobayashi, Tetsuya Itano, Nao Nakatsuji, Yasuhiro Oguro
  • Publication number: 20220247948
    Abstract: A photoelectric conversion apparatus includes a second substrate including a signal processing circuit configured to perform signal processing using machine learning on a signal output from the first substrate. The second substrate is disposed on the first substrate in a multilayer structure. The signal processing circuit is so disposed to overlap with a pixel array but not overlap with a light-shielded pixel area as seen in a plan view.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2022
    Publication date: August 4, 2022
    Inventors: Masaki Sato, Masahiro Kobayashi, Tatsuya Ryoki, Kohichi Nakamura, Daisuke Kobayashi, Hiroaki Kameyama, Yasuhiro Oguro
  • Publication number: 20220248098
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus receives a user selection of content to be reproduced by an external device connected to the information processing apparatus. A request to reproduce the user selected content is sent to the external device. Information indicating whether the external device has started reproducing the selected content is received from the external device. In response to the external device having started reproduction of the selected content, a thumbnail image is reproduced that corresponds to the content being reproduced by the external device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2022
    Publication date: August 4, 2022
    Applicant: Sony Group Corporation
    Inventors: Satoshi Hiroi, Yukio Ichikawa, Yumi Sato, Marie Suzuki, Yasushi Nakajima, Hiroshi Nagatani, Masahiro Hara, Hiroshi Horiki, Kouhei Fujimoto, Takeshi Matsuzawa, Hiroyuki Mitsubori, Sakae Houjou, Mingshan Yang