Patents by Inventor Masaki Kato

Masaki Kato 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: 10812008
    Abstract: A motor apparatus includes a motor body, a circuit board, a driver, and a voice detector. The circuit board, which is connected to the motor body, supplies driving electric power to the motor body. The driver, which is mounted on the circuit board, converts power source electric power to the driving electric power. The voice detector, which is mounted on the circuit board, detects a voice.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: NIDEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masahiro Kimura, Hirotaka Takahashi, Masaki Kato
  • Patent number: 10803600
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an information processing device, an information processing method, and a program capable of performing continuous estimation of a self-position. An information processing device according to an aspect of the present disclosure includes: a main imaging unit that includes a stereo camera mounted on a moving body, and captures moving images at a predetermined frame rate to output a pair of stereo main images as time-series images; a plurality of sub imaging units each of which is so mounted on the moving body as to have an imaging direction different from an imaging direction of the main imaging unit, and captures moving images at a predetermined frame rate; and a final pose determination unit that estimates a pose of the moving body on the basis of the pair of stereo main images captured by the main imaging unit, and sub images captured by the sub imaging units. For example, the present disclosure is applicable to a self-position sensor for in-vehicle use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Akihiko Kaino, Shingo Tsurumi, Masashi Eshima, Takaaki Kato, Masaki Fukuchi, Tatsuki Kashitani, Shunichi Homma
  • Patent number: 10804067
    Abstract: Provided is a charged particle beam apparatus including: an XY stage on which a sample is placed; a charged particle beam source which irradiates the sample with a charged particle beam; a detector which detects charged particles emitted from the sample upon the irradiation with the charged particle beam; an image generator which generates an SEM image of the sample based on a detection signal output by the detector; and a controller configured to set control parameters based on a movement starting point and a movement ending point of the XY stage and control a driving unit for moving the XY stage according to the control parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: HITACHI HIGH-TECH CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takanori Kato, Motohiro Takahashi, Naruo Watanabe, Akira Nishioka, Masaki Mizuochi, Shuichi Nakagawa, Hironori Ogawa
  • Publication number: 20200316941
    Abstract: A liquid discharge head includes a flow passage forming member, an element substrate including a liquid discharge element and a surface on which a conductive member made from a metallic material is disposed, and an intermediate layer made from a resin material and configured to join the flow passage forming member and the surface of the element substrate to each other. The intermediate layer is disposed in a state, separated from the conductive member, where the conductive member is exposed from the intermediate layer. The conductive member is covered with the flow passage forming member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2020
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Inventors: Tomohiro Sato, Koichi Ishida, Masaki Oikawa, Yoshinori Misumi, Maki Kato, Yuzuru Ishida, Tsubasa Funabashi
  • Publication number: 20200310253
    Abstract: A pattern forming apparatus comprising: a rotary drum that includes a cylindrical outer circumferential surface which is curved at a predetermined radius from a predetermined center line, that rotates about the center line in a state in which a part of a sheet substrate is supported in a length direction of the sheet substrate along the outer circumferential surface; a pattern forming part that forms the pattern on the sheet substrate at a first specific position; a scale disk that is fixed to an end portion of the rotary drum in a direction in which the center line extends while being coaxial with the center line and that includes a circular scale; and a first reading mechanism that is arranged to oppose with the scale formed at the outer circumferential surface of the scale disk, that is arranged at substantially same azimuth as an azimuth.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2020
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Applicant: NIKON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masaki KATO, Tohru KIUCHI
  • Publication number: 20200309801
    Abstract: Disclosed is a sample measurement device comprising a first processing unit that performs a first measurement on a sample contained in a first container in a first cycle; a second processing unit that performs a second measurement on a sample contained in a second container in a second cycle different from the first cycle; and a relay section which is disposed between the first processing unit and the second processing unit and in which the second container is positioned, wherein the first processing unit performs a transferring operation of transferring the second container to the relay section, and the second processing unit performs a receiving operation of receiving the second container that has been transferred to the relay section from the relay section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2020
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Inventors: Masaki SHIBA, Hiroki KOTAKE, Akihito KATO
  • Publication number: 20200310705
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes an interface, a first load device, a battery, a controller, and a plurality of power transmission paths including first to third power transmission paths, wherein the controller is configured to start up the controller with power having a first power amount from an external device via the interface, request a second power amount greater than the first power amount to the external device, determine whether it is possible to receive power supply of the second power amount from the external device, supply power to the first load device via the second power transmission path to start up the first load device, and supply the power to the battery via the third power transmission path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2020
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Inventors: Nao KATO, Masaki OHTAKE, Hajime USAMI
  • Patent number: 10788638
    Abstract: A silicon-based edge coupler for coupling a fiber with a waveguide includes a cantilever member being partially suspended with its anchored end coupled to a silicon photonics die in a first part of a silicon substrate and a free end terminated near an edge region separating a second part of the silicon substrate from the first part. The edge coupler further includes a mechanical stopper formed at the edge region with a gap distance ahead of the free end of the cantilever member. Additionally, a V-groove is formed in the second part of the silicon substrate characterized by a top opening and a bottom plane symmetrically connected by two sloped side walls along a fixed Si-crystallography angle. The V-groove is configured to support a fiber with an end facet being pushed against the mechanical stopper and a core center being aligned with the free end of the cantilever member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: INPHI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Radhakrishnan L. Nagarajan, Masaki Kato
  • Publication number: 20200290348
    Abstract: A liquid discharge head includes a plurality of nozzles configured to discharge a liquid, the plurality of nozzles arrayed in a two-dimensional matrix forming a plurality of nozzle groups, a plurality of pressure chambers communicating with the plurality of nozzles, respectively, a plurality of supply ports communicating with the plurality of pressure chambers, respectively, a plurality of common-supply branch channels communicating with two or more of the plurality of pressure chambers through the plurality of supply ports, respectively, a plurality of collection ports communicating with the plurality of pressure chambers, respectively, and a plurality of common-collection branch channels communicating with two or more of the plurality of pressure chambers through the plurality of collection ports, respectively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2020
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Inventor: Masaki KATO
  • Publication number: 20200283392
    Abstract: Provided is a fluorine-containing ether compound capable of forming a lubricant layer having excellent wear resistance even when the thickness is thin, and suitable as a material of a lubricant for a magnetic recording medium. The fluorine-containing ether compound is a compound represented by the following formula (1): R1—R2—CH2—R3—CH2—R4—R5; wherein R3 is a perfluoropolyether chain; R1 is a terminal group bonded to R2; R5 is a terminal group bonded to R4; R1 is an alkenyl group or an alkynyl group; R5 is a group containing a heterocyclic ring; R2 is represented by the following formula (2); R4 is represented by the following formula (3); and a in the formula (2) and b in the formula (3) are each independently an integer of 1 to 3.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2018
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Applicant: SHOWA DENKO K.K.
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi KATO, Daisuke YAGYU, Naoya FUKUMOTO, Yuta YAMAGUCHI, Masumi KURITANI, Katsumi MUROFUSHI, Masaki NANko, Hiroyuki TOMITA
  • Patent number: 10770259
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a charged particle beam device capable of suppressing table deformation caused by movement of a rolling element of a guide with a simple configuration, and a strain isolation guide structure, a stage using the guide structure, and a charged particle beam device using the stage are proposed, the strain isolation guide structure being characterized in that, in a sample stage including a linear guide including a carriage (201), a rolling element, and a guide rail (202), and a table (105), the carriage (201) and the table (105) are connected via an adapter (401) as an elastically deformable member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: HITACHI HIGH-TECH CORPORATION
    Inventors: Motohiro Takahashi, Masaki Mizuochi, Shuichi Nakagawa, Hironori Ogawa, Takanori Kato
  • Patent number: 10759175
    Abstract: A liquid discharge head includes a plurality of nozzles to discharge a liquid, a plurality of pressure chambers communicating with the plurality of nozzles, respectively, a plurality of individual supply channels communicating with the plurality of pressure chambers, respectively, a plurality of common-supply branch channels each having a side face and a bottom face and communicating with two or more of the plurality of individual supply channels, respectively, and a common-supply main channel communicating with the plurality of common-supply branch channels. The plurality of common-supply branch channels includes a curved portion on a corner between the side face and the bottom face of each of the plurality of common-supply branch channels along a direction of liquid flow in the plurality of common-supply branch channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Toshiaki Masuda, Tsutoh Aoyama, Takahiko Kuroda, Masaki Kato
  • Patent number: 10761451
    Abstract: A developing apparatus, includes: a developer bearing member that is rotatable; an moving member configured to move the magnetic developer carried on the developer bearing member before the magnetic developer is restricted by a restricting member, the moving member being rotatable and brought into contact with a surface of the developer bearing member; and a control portion, wherein, at a contact position between the developer bearing member and the moving member, assuming that a moving speed vector of a surface of the developer bearing member is taken as R and a moving speed vector of a surface of the moving member is taken as r, the control portion controls rotational operation of the developer bearing member and the moving member such that a direction of a vector R?r during image formation and a direction of a vector R?r during non-image formation be opposite to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masahito Kato, Hirokazu Fujino, Naoki Fukushima, Atsushi Toda, Daisuke Baba, Yosuke Kishi, Masaki Hirose
  • Publication number: 20200270087
    Abstract: A processing system and a device manufacturing method that can perform manufacturing of an electronic device without stopping the entire manufacturing system, even when the processing state actually implemented on a sheet substrate by a processing device differs from the target processing state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2020
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Applicant: NIKON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshiaki KITO, Masaki KATO, Kei NARA, Masakazu HORI
  • Patent number: 10751998
    Abstract: A liquid discharge head includes a plurality of nozzles to discharge a liquid; a plurality of pressure chambers communicating with the plurality of nozzles; a plurality of individual supply channels communicating with the plurality of pressure chambers; a plurality of supply ports communicating with the plurality of individual supply channels; a plurality of common-supply branch channels communicating with two or more of the plurality of individual supply channels through the plurality of supply ports; a common-supply main channel communicating with the plurality of common-supply branch channels; and a plurality of supply-side dampers, each of the plurality of supply-side dampers forming a part of a wall of each of the plurality of common-supply branch channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Masaki Kato
  • Patent number: 10757315
    Abstract: A vehicle imaging support device includes: an identification unit that is configured to identify an imaging device that is able to image a vehicle in a driving state from outside, based on a position of the vehicle; a instruction unit that is configured to instructs the imaging device identified by the identification unit, to capture an image of the vehicle in the driving state; and an acquisition unit that obtains the image captured by the imaging device in response to the instruction from the instruction unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Daichi Kusanagi, Masaki Ito, Kenta Miyahara, Kihiro Kato, Yuka Shidochi, Yohei Tanigawa
  • Patent number: 10753757
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus and an information processing method enables enhancement of accuracy in recognition of locations of a moving body. The information processing apparatus is arranged on a moving body and includes an own-location recognition block that recognizes, based on an image taken from the moving body, a first own location of the moving body. A moving body recognition block recognizes a relative location of another moving body relative to the moving body in the image taken from the moving body, and a communication block executes communication with the another moving body to obtain the absolute location of the another moving body, An own location computation block computes, based on the absolute location of the another moving body and the relative location of the another moving body, a second own location of the moving body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shingo Tsurumi, Masashi Eshima, Akihiko Kaino, Takaaki Kato, Masaki Fukuchi, Suguru Aoki, Takuto Motoyama
  • Publication number: 20200264373
    Abstract: The present application discloses a Transverse Electric (TE) polarizer. The TE polarizer includes a semiconductor substrate having an oxide layer. The TE polarizer further includes a waveguide embedded in the oxide layer. Additionally, the TE polarizer includes a plate structure embedded in the oxide layer substantially in parallel to the waveguide with a gap distance. In an embodiment, the plate structure induces an extra transmission loss to a Transverse Magnetic (TM) mode in a light wave traveling through the waveguide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2020
    Publication date: August 20, 2020
    Inventors: Jie LIN, Masaki KATO
  • Patent number: 10746254
    Abstract: An intermediate member includes first and second intermediate members. The first and the second intermediate members are provided with a spring supporting portion that extends along springs and supports the springs from an outer side. An expansion and contraction of the springs enables the intermediate member to be movable in a circumferential direction. Accordingly, sliding distances caused by the expansion and contraction of the first and the second springs become shorter, compared with a configuration where the first and the second spring are supported by the driven member or drive member from the outer side, thereby decreasing an energy loss (hysteresis) caused by the sliding. As a result, a vibration damping performance of the damper device can be improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignees: AISIN AW INDUSTRIES CO., LTD, AISIN AW CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takuya Yoshikawa, Aki Ogawa, Akiyoshi Kato, Ryosuke Otsuka, Kazuyoshi Ito, Masaki Wajima, Kazuhiro Itou
  • Publication number: 20200257050
    Abstract: An optical dispersion compensator integrated with a silicon photonics system including a first phase-shifter coupled to a second phase-shifter in parallel on the silicon substrate characterized in an athermal condition. The dispersion compensator further includes a third phase-shifter on the silicon substrate to the first phase-shifter and the second phase-shifter through two 2×2 splitters to form an optical loop. A second entry port of a first 2×2 splitter is for coupling with an input fiber and a second exit port of a second 2×2 splitter is for coupling with an output fiber. The optical loop is characterized by a total phase delay tunable via each of the first phase-shifter, the second phase-shifter, and the third phase-shifter such that a normal dispersion (>0) at a certain wavelength in the input fiber is substantially compensated and independent of temperature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2020
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Inventors: Xiaoguang TU, Radhakrishnan L. NAGARAJAN, Masaki KATO