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: 20210065276
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a memory and a processor. The memory stores, for each object judged by a user whether to select the object, a selection history indicating whether the user has selected the object and a recommendation history indicating whether the object has been recommended to the user. The processor reads information from the memory. The processor is configured to conduct machine learning for estimating an effect of recommending each object from the selection history and the recommendation history, and to output, based on a result of the machine learning, information concerning an object that is predicted to be more likely to be selected by the user as a result of being recommended so as to satisfy a predetermined possibility level or higher.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2020
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masahiro SATO, Janmajay SINGH, Sho TAKEMORI, Takashi SONODA, Qian ZHANG, Tomoko OHKUMA
  • Publication number: 20210063971
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a processor configured to operate a device, based on biological information generated from a user who has received an external stimulus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2020
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masahiro SATO, Kengo TOKUCHI
  • Patent number: 10929608
    Abstract: An information transmission device includes: a determining unit that determines a situation of an interlocutor who interacts with a user; and a transmission unit that transmits, to the user, information to be provided according to the situation of the interlocutor determined by the determining unit. In a further modification of the invention, the determining unit may determine a situation related to a body or conversation of the interlocutor as the situation of the interlocutor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masahiro Sato, Kengo Tokuchi
  • Publication number: 20210044219
    Abstract: It is an object of the present invention to reduce power consumption in a drive circuit that drives a capacitive load. A drive circuit includes: a positive-side circuit; and a negative-side circuit. The positive-side circuit causes current supplied from a power source to a predetermined node to flow to a positive-side terminal of a capacitive load in a first drive mode and causes current from the capacitive load to flow from the positive-side terminal to the predetermined node in a second drive mode. The negative-side circuit causes current from a negative-side terminal of the capacitive load to flow to the predetermined node in the first drive mode and causes current supplied from the power supply to the predetermined node to flow to the negative-side terminal in the second drive mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2018
    Publication date: February 11, 2021
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Masahiro SATO
  • Publication number: 20210009500
    Abstract: A method for producing a fatty acid polyoxyethylene methyl ether in which ethylene oxide is added to a fatty acid methyl ester component comprising, as a main component, a fatty acid methyl ester having a fatty acid residue of 18 to 22 carbon atoms, the addition being conducted in the presence of a composite metal oxide catalyst and at least one alcohol selected from the group consisting of diethylene glycol, ethylene glycol, propylene glycol, ethanol, methanol and isopropyl alcohol.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Applicant: Lion Corporation
    Inventors: Akinori JOKO, Masahiro SATO, Fumiya NIIKURA
  • Publication number: 20200393976
    Abstract: To be capable of detecting, in a more preferable manner, rewriting of information held in a storage element due to influence of an external factor. A semiconductor storage device including a plurality of storage elements each of which transitions to any of a plurality of states in accordance with an applied voltage, a control unit that assigns, as one bit, at least two or more storage elements included in the plurality of storage elements and controls, for each bit, application of a voltage to each of the two or more storage elements corresponding to the bit, and a determination unit that determines that the bit is normal in a case where a state of a part of the two or more storage elements assigned as the bit is different from a state of another storage element, and determines that the bit is abnormal in a case where respective states of the two or more storage elements are same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2019
    Publication date: December 17, 2020
    Inventor: MASAHIRO SATO
  • Patent number: 10864882
    Abstract: An airbag apparatus includes an airbag's bag body that inflates to be spread such that a front side and both sides of an occupant are surrounded. The airbag's bag body includes a first bag body, a second bag body, and a third bag body which are integrally formed. In a state in which the first bag body, the second bag body, and the third bag body have inflated to be spread, a lower portion of each of the bag bodies is disposed to be further attracted to the occupant side than an upper portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuya Obayashi, Seiji Kobata, Masahiro Sato
  • Publication number: 20200388873
    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: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2020
    Publication date: December 10, 2020
    Inventors: Hideharu Naito, Masahiro Sato
  • Patent number: 10854907
    Abstract: A permanent magnet is expressed by a composition formula: RpFeqMrCusCo100-p-q-r-s. M is at least one element selected from the group consisting of Zr, Ti, and Hf. The magnet includes a crystal grain having a main phase including a TbCu7 crystal phase, and a volume ratio of the TbCu7 crystal phase to the main phase is 95% or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kimiharu Mizusaki, Hideharu Naito, Kosuke Takagi, Masahiro Sato
  • Patent number: 10852292
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a semiconductor apparatus and a potential measuring apparatus capable of preventing electrostatic breakdown in an electrode formation process when an electrode and an amplifier are provided on a same substrate. A diode is provided of which a cathode is connected to a previous stage of an amplifying transistor for amplifying a signal read by a read electrode for reading a potential having contact with liquid in which a specimen is input and an anode is grounded. With such a configuration, by bypassing a negative charge generated between the electrode and the amplifying transistor in the electrode formation process from the diode and discharging the negative charge toward ground so as to prevent electrostatic breakdown. This is applicable to a bioelectric potential measuring apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: SONY SEMICONDUCTOR SOLUTIONS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masahiro Sato, Machiko Kametani, Jun Ogi, Yuri Kato
  • Patent number: 10839773
    Abstract: A terminal device includes a display unit that includes a multidirectional image display face, an execution unit that executes a predetermined process in accordance with a user contact operation with respect to the image display face, a specifying unit that specifies a position of a user using the device, and a configuration unit that, on a basis of information about the position specified by the specifying unit, configures an operating face that accepts the contact operation in a facing region that faces the user's face on part of the image display face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshihiko Nemoto, Tsutomu Kimura, Masahiro Sato, Akihito Yamauchi, Kengo Tokuchi
  • Patent number: 10836340
    Abstract: An airbag apparatus inflates to be spread such that a front side and both sides of at least one occupant are surrounded. The airbag apparatus includes an airbag's bag body that has the first bag body, the second bag body, and the third bag body which are integrally formed and inflate to be spread on one side, the front side, and the other side of the occupant; and an energy absorbing portion that causes an upper portion of the first bag body and an upper portion of the third bag body to be coupled to a vehicle body, generates a load reaction force for supporting the airbag's bag body when the occupant is restrained, and allows the airbag's bag body to move.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuya Obayashi, Seiji Kobata, Masahiro Sato
  • Publication number: 20200359495
    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: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2020
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Applicant: HITACHI, LTD.
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Yoshimura, Akifumi Sako, Makoto Fukada, Masahiro Sato
  • Publication number: 20200352872
    Abstract: The present invention provides a patch comprising a backing layer and an adhesive agent layer, wherein the adhesive agent layer is non-aqueous, the adhesive agent layer contains nonylic acid vanillylamide, terpene-based resin, rosin-based resin, styrene-isoprene-styrene block copolymer, and liquid paraffin, a mass ratio of a content of the terpene-based resin to a content of the rosin-based resin ((content of the terpene-based resin)/(content of the rosin-based resin)) in the adhesive agent layer is 0.45 to 1.3, and a mass ratio of a content of the styrene-isoprene-styrene block copolymer to a content of the liquid paraffin ((content of the styrene-isoprene-styrene block copolymer)/(content of the liquid paraffin)) in the adhesive agent layer is 0.45 to 1.2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2019
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Applicant: HISAMITSU PHARMACEUTICAL CO., INC.
    Inventors: Yusuke TANAKA, Masahiro SATO, Kentaro NAKASHIMA, Takaaki YOSHINAGA
  • Publication number: 20200352873
    Abstract: The present invention provides a patch comprising a backing layer and an adhesive agent layer, wherein the adhesive agent layer is non-aqueous, the adhesive agent layer contains nonylic acid vanillylamide and aluminum hydroxide, a content of nonylic acid vanillylamide in the adhesive agent layer is 0.01 to 0.025% by mass based on a total mass of the adhesive agent layer, a content of aluminum hydroxide in the adhesive agent layer is 0.55 to 1.5% by mass based on the total mass of the adhesive agent layer, and a mass ratio of the content of nonylic acid vanillylamide to the content of aluminum hydroxide ((content of nonylic acid vanillylamide):(content of aluminum hydroxide)) in the adhesive agent layer is 1:27 to 1:150.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2019
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Applicant: HISAMITSU PHARMACEUTICAL CO., INC.
    Inventors: Yusuke TANAKA, Masahiro SATO, Takaaki YOSHINAGA
  • Publication number: 20200321646
    Abstract: In a fuel cell system, a stack case which stores a stack body of power generation cells and an auxiliary device case are separated by a partition wall. An outer periphery of at least one end fluid passage provided at least at the uppermost position, among the fluid passages of the stack body, has an adjacent outer peripheral portion provided adjacent to an outer marginal portion of the stack body. The partition wall includes a facing portion. The facing portion faces an area that lies between the adjacent outer peripheral portion and the stack case and outside the outer marginal portion. At least part of a ventilation connection port configured to connect the inside of the stack case with the inside of the auxiliary device case is provided in the facing portion. The ventilation connection port has a curved shape formed along the adjacent outer peripheral portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2020
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Inventors: Hideharu Naito, Masahiro Sato, Satoshi Kasagami
  • Publication number: 20200303760
    Abstract: A fuel cell stack includes a stack body including a plurality of power generation cells stacked together, a stack case storing the stack body, and an auxiliary device case storing a fuel cell auxiliary device. Two exhaust gas openings are provided in an upper part of the stack case. One exhaust gas opening is provided in an upper part of the auxiliary device case. An exhaust duct is connected to the only three exhaust gas openings in total.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2020
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Inventors: Hideharu Naito, Masahiro Sato, Manabu Mitani
  • Publication number: 20200300901
    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: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2020
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Inventors: Hiroshi MURATA, Satoru KUROKAWA, Yoshikazu TOBA, Masahiro SATO
  • Publication number: 20200303759
    Abstract: A fuel cell vehicle is equipped with a mounting bracket disposed with respect to an end plate. The end plate extends in a transverse direction which is perpendicular to a stacking direction and a vertical direction of a cell stack. In addition, the bracket is disposed near one end in the transverse direction of the end plate and at a portion on a lower side thereof, together with being formed in a triangular shape when viewed from the stacking direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2020
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Inventors: Hideharu Naito, Masahiro Sato
  • Publication number: 20200302659
    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: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2020
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Inventors: Hirofumi Urabe, Masahiro Sato