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: 20210230740
    Abstract: There have been cases where transistors formed using oxide semiconductors are inferior in reliability to transistors formed using amorphous silicon. Thus, in the present invention, a semiconductor device including a highly reliable transistor formed using an oxide semiconductor is manufactured. An oxide semiconductor film is deposited by a sputtering method, using a sputtering target including an oxide semiconductor having crystallinity, and in which the direction of the c-axis of a crystal is parallel to a normal vector of the top surface of the oxide semiconductor. The target is formed by mixing raw materials so that its composition ratio can obtain a crystal structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2021
    Publication date: July 29, 2021
    Applicant: SEMICONDUCTOR ENERGY LABORATORY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shunpei YAMAZAKI, Tetsunori MARUYAMA, Yuki IMOTO, Hitomi SATO, Masahiro WATANABE, Mitsuo MASHIYAMA, Kenichi OKAZAKI, Motoki NAKASHIMA, Takashi SHIMAZU
  • Publication number: 20210234168
    Abstract: A negative electrode includes a current collector and a negative electrode active material layer that is provided on the current collector and includes a negative electrode active material. The negative electrode active material includes a carbon material, and a surface of the negative electrode active material layer has a spectral reflectance Ra in a range of 7.0?Ra?10.8% at a wavelength of 550 nm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2021
    Publication date: July 29, 2021
    Applicant: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Keitaro OTSUKI, Tetsu SATO, Masahiro SAEGUSA
  • Publication number: 20210221992
    Abstract: A polytetrafluoroethylene having a breaking strength of 10.0 N or more and a thermal instability index (TII) of 20 or more. Also disclosed is a stretched body including the polytetrafluoroethylene.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2019
    Publication date: July 22, 2021
    Applicant: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Taketo KATO, Yohei FUJIMOTO, Kenji ICHIKAWA, Hiroyuki SATO, Ryota USAMI, Yoshinori NANBA, Hirotoshi YOSHIDA, Kengo ITO, Chiaki OKUI, Masamichi SUKEGAWA, Taku YAMANAKA, Yosuke KISHIKAWA, Hirokazu AOYAMA, Satoru YONEDA, Sumi ISHIHARA, Masahiro HIGASHI, Akiyoshi YAMAUCHI, Shinnosuke NITTA, Marina NAKANO
  • Publication number: 20210225306
    Abstract: A display device comprising: a display; and an image obtaining unit configured to obtain an image; and a display control unit configured to perform control such that a pixel having a brightness gradation value that is included within a setting range, which is a range of brightness gradation values and which is a range set to include at least a certain number of pixels in a target frame of the image, is displayed in the display in a display appearance different from that of a pixel having a brightness gradation value that is not included within the setting range in the target frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2021
    Publication date: July 22, 2021
    Inventors: Masahiro Sato, Hirofumi Urabe
  • Patent number: 11067022
    Abstract: Provided is a knocking detection apparatus capable of reducing erroneous determination of knocking during transition, and improving knocking detection accuracy regardless of whether an engine is in steady operation or transient operation. A knocking detection apparatus according to the present invention estimates a background level based on an operating state of an internal combustion engine, and calculates a knocking determination index by using the estimated value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: HITACHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshihiko Akagi, Masashi Seimiya, Seiji Asano, Wataru Katou, Masanori Nukui, Masahiro Sato
  • Patent number: 11066739
    Abstract: There have been cases where transistors formed using oxide semiconductors are inferior in reliability to transistors formed using amorphous silicon. Thus, in the present invention, a semiconductor device including a highly reliable transistor formed using an oxide semiconductor is manufactured. An oxide semiconductor film is deposited by a sputtering method, using a sputtering target including an oxide semiconductor having crystallinity, and in which the direction of the c-axis of a crystal is parallel to a normal vector of the top surface of the oxide semiconductor. The target is formed by mixing raw materials so that its composition ratio can obtain a crystal structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shunpei Yamazaki, Tetsunori Maruyama, Yuki Imoto, Hitomi Sato, Masahiro Watanabe, Mitsuo Mashiyama, Kenichi Okazaki, Motoki Nakashima, Takashi Shimazu
  • Patent number: 11069898
    Abstract: An all-solid-state secondary battery has a positive electrode collector, a positive electrode active material layer, a negative electrode active material layer, a negative electrode collector, and a solid electrolyte. The solid electrolyte has an interlayer solid electrolyte located between the positive electrode active material layer and the negative electrode active material layer, and the all-solid-state secondary battery further includes a trapping layer that traps a metal of which at least one of the positive electrode collector and the negative electrode collector is formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Taisuke Masuko, Tomohiro Yano, Hiroshi Sato, Masahiro Oishi
  • Patent number: 11062642
    Abstract: A display apparatus, comprising: a memory that stores correspondence to convert an image quality of an image signal; and at least one processor that operates as: an input unit that inputs a first image signal having a first image quality; a generation unit; and a display unit that displays the first image signal and the image signal generated by the generation unit, wherein in the case of the memory storing correspondence to generate a second image signal having a second image quality from the first image signal, the generation unit generates the second image signal from the first image signal in accordance with the correspondence, and in the case of the memory not storing the correspondence to generate the second image signal from the first image signal, the generation unit generates a third image signal by performing a predetermined luminance conversion on the first image signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hirofumi Urabe, Masahiro Sato
  • Publication number: 20210207550
    Abstract: Provided is a knocking detection apparatus capable of reducing erroneous determination of knocking during transition, and improving knocking detection accuracy regardless of whether an engine is in steady operation or transient operation. A knocking detection apparatus according to the present invention estimates a background level based on an operating state of an internal combustion engine, and calculates a knocking determination index by using the estimated value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2017
    Publication date: July 8, 2021
    Applicant: HITACHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshihiko AKAGI, Masashi SEIMIYA, Seiji ASANO, Wataru KATOU, Masanori NUKUI, Masahiro SATO
  • Patent number: 11049663
    Abstract: An electrolytic capacitor includes a capacitor element, a lead member electrically connected to the capacitor element, an outer packaging member in which the capacitor element and a part of the lead member are sealed, and a heat barrier layer that covers at least a part of the outer packaging member. The heat barrier layer has an electrical insulation property, and contains at least one of metallic oxide and metal hydroxide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kouta Muneyasu, Masahiro Sato, Naomi Kurihara, Keita Uenaka
  • Publication number: 20210186379
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a processor. The processor is configured to output a caution, based on an operation history of a device, the device being worn by a user and emitting sound, and on a judging result regarding whether biological information concerning the user satisfies a condition for hearing loss.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2020
    Publication date: June 24, 2021
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kengo TOKUCHI, Masahiro SATO
  • Publication number: 20210177325
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a processor configured to: obtain biological information of each of plural persons having a conversation; and, in a case where there is, among the plural persons, a specific person from whom biological information indicating a negative mental state is measured, control execution of a process of giving a change to at least one of the plural persons.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2020
    Publication date: June 17, 2021
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kengo TOKUCHI, Masahiro SATO
  • Publication number: 20210181843
    Abstract: An information processing device includes a processor configured to operate an operation target according to a first operation mode on a basis of biological information about a user, and operate the operation target according to a second operation mode different from the first operation mode on a basis of the biological information about the user in a case where biological information about the user is being measured and the operation target is not operated according to the first operation mode on the basis of the biological information about the user for a predetermined time or longer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2020
    Publication date: June 17, 2021
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kengo TOKUCHI, Masahiro SATO
  • Publication number: 20210173484
    Abstract: An information processing device includes a processor configured to operate equipment according to biological information indicating an operation item of the equipment in a case where the biological information indicating an operation item of the equipment is measured from a user before the equipment runs, and change an operation item of the equipment in a case where biological information not satisfying a condition regarding a running state of the equipment is measured from the user after the equipment runs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2020
    Publication date: June 10, 2021
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masahiro SATO, Kengo TOKUCHI
  • Publication number: 20210173367
    Abstract: An information processing device includes a processor configured to not operate equipment according to biological information indicating an operation item of the equipment in a case where the biological information not expected to be produced from a user under specific circumstances is measured from the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2020
    Publication date: June 10, 2021
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masahiro SATO, Kengo TOKUCHI
  • Publication number: 20210172365
    Abstract: A particulate matter measuring device component includes: a base portion formed of ceramics and having a flow channel through which a gas flows; a filter portion formed of porous ceramics and disposed inside the flow channel so as to divide the flow channel into a plurality of divisions; and a pair of electrodes for forming an electrostatic capacitance which is disposed in the base portion so as to sandwich at least a part of the filter portion, the flow channel being located on one end side of the base portion, a retaining portion being disposed on the other end side of the base portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2016
    Publication date: June 10, 2021
    Applicant: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroki MURAMATSU, Masahiro SATO, Keigo UCHIYAMA
  • Publication number: 20210173362
    Abstract: An information processing includes a processor. The processor is configured to output an instruction for turning equipment on or off in response to acquiring first biological information from a user that corresponds to turning the equipment on or off, and output an instruction for setting a function level of the equipment according to second biological information from the user or environmental information that corresponds to a function level of the equipment in a case where the second biological information or the environmental information is acquired.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2020
    Publication date: June 10, 2021
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masahiro SATO, Kengo TOKUCHI
  • Publication number: 20210174251
    Abstract: An information processing device includes a processor configured to query a user about an operation item to be executed by equipment in a case where biological information about the user satisfying a specific condition is acquired, but a single operation item of the equipment to associate with the acquired biological information is not specified, and associate an operation item designated by the user in response to the query with the acquired biological information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2020
    Publication date: June 10, 2021
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masahiro SATO, Kengo TOKUCHI
  • Patent number: 11030727
    Abstract: A display apparatus includes: a display unit; an acquiring unit configured to acquire brightness information that is information related to display brightness; and a correcting unit configured to, in a case where a first image that is an image based on first image data having a first dynamic range and a second image that is an image based on second image data having a second dynamic range narrower than the first dynamic range are displayed on a screen, correct the second image data so that the first image is displayed in accordance with the display brightness related to the brightness information and the second image is displayed in accordance with display brightness that is lower than the display brightness related to the brightness information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masahiro Sato, Hirofumi Urabe, Takehito Fukushima
  • Publication number: 20210165488
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes first and second sensors and a processor. The first sensor monitors specific biological information concerning a user. The specific biological information is used for operating a device. The second sensor identifies a part of the user where the first sensor is placed. The processor is configured to operate the device in accordance with the specific biological information monitored by the first sensor when the second sensor has determined that the first sensor is placed at a specific part where the specific biological information is monitored.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2020
    Publication date: June 3, 2021
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kengo TOKUCHI, Masahiro SATO