Patents by Inventor Masaki Sato

Masaki 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: 20190277572
    Abstract: A phase-change cooling apparatus according to an exemplary aspect of the present invention includes an evaporator a condenser; a refrigerant liquid driving means for circulating the refrigerant liquid; a first piping section configured to connect the evaporator and the condenser; a second piping section configured to connect the condenser to the refrigerant liquid driving means; a third piping section configured to connect the refrigerant liquid driving means to the evaporator; a refrigerant pooling means for pooling the refrigerant liquid, the refrigerant pooling means being located in a flow path constituted by the second piping section; and a fourth piping section, with one end of the fourth piping section connected to the first piping section at a first connecting point, and another end of the fourth piping section connected to the refrigerant pooling means at a second connecting point.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Applicant: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Arihiro MATSUNAGA, Minoru YOSHIKAWA, Masaki CHIBA, Hisato SAKUMA, Masanori SATO, Mizuki WADA, Koichi TODOROKI
  • Patent number: 10399571
    Abstract: Autonomous driving assistance systems, methods, and programs obtain road information that specifies classification of lanes located ahead in a direction in which a vehicle is traveling and road connection for each lane. The systems, methods, and programs specify, based on the road information, a planned route that is to be taken by the vehicle on a presumption that the vehicle travels without changing lanes, when the vehicle travels with autonomous driving assistance, and execute the autonomous driving assistance for the vehicle according to the specified planned route.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignees: AISIN AW CO., LTD., TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hirohiko Goto, Yuji Sato, Kuniaki Tanaka, Masaki Takano
  • Patent number: 10388448
    Abstract: A multilayer coil component includes an element body including soft magnetic metal powders and a coil disposed in the element body. The coil includes a plurality of internal conductors electrically connected to each other. The plurality of internal conductors are separated from each other in a first direction and are adjacent to each other in the first direction. An average particle diameter of the soft magnetic metal powders located at an inner side of the coil when viewing from the first direction is larger than an average particle diameter of the soft magnetic metal powders located between the internal conductors adjacent to each other in the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuusuke Nagai, Takashi Suzuki, Kouichi Kakuda, Kunihiko Kawasaki, Shinichi Kondo, Yuya Ishima, Shinichi Sato, Masaki Takahashi, Takashi Endo
  • Publication number: 20190252439
    Abstract: A photoelectric conversion apparatus includes a semiconductor layer having a front surface and a back surface and in which a plurality of photoelectric conversion portions is provided between the front surface and the back surface, a wiring structure arranged on the front surface side of the semiconductor layer, a separation portion arranged between the plurality of photoelectric conversion portions and formed by a trench continuing from the back surface, a first light shielding portion arranged above the semiconductor layer on the back surface side so as to overlap the separation portion, and a second light shielding portion arranged above the semiconductor layer on the back surface side so as to face the first light shielding portion via a region located above at least one photoelectric conversion portion among the plurality of photoelectric conversion portions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2019
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Inventors: Toshiyuki Ogawa, Nobuhiko Sato, Masaki Kurihara, Yoichi Wada
  • Publication number: 20190240890
    Abstract: A process of producing a hollow resin-molded article includes: arranging covers on inner walls of mold halves, the covers having shapes corresponding to the inner walls; introducing a pair of sheets of thermoplastic resin each facing the cover arranged on the inner wall of a corresponding mold half; blowing air into a space between the sheets to cause the sheets to respectively contact the covers arranged on the inner walls, and thereby fusion-welding the sheets to the covers; and closing the mold halves; and cooling down the covers and the sheets in a state where the mold halves are closed. In the step of arranging, there are uncovered portions of the inner walls that are not covered by the cover. In the step of closing, there are mold contact portions of the sheets that respectively contact the uncovered portions directly and the mold contact portions are fusion-welded to each other in an overlapping manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2019
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Inventors: Takeharu YOSHIHASHI, Kotaro TANAKA, Masaki WAKAO, Susumu MURAYAMA, Nao SATO, Toshiharu FUKUSHIMA
  • Patent number: 10337790
    Abstract: A refrigerated storage unit 1 includes: a refrigeration chamber S2, a refrigeration part 3 for cooling air inside the refrigeration chamber S2, a fan 4 for sending cold air cooled by the refrigeration part 3 into the refrigeration chamber S2, a temperature sensor 5 for detecting a temperature inside the refrigeration chamber S2, an infrared sensor 8 for detecting a temperature of a content provided inside the refrigeration chamber S2, and a control part 7 for controlling driving of the fan based on a result detected by at least one of the temperature sensor 5 and the infrared sensor 8.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: MARS Company
    Inventors: Motohiko Sato, Masaki Ohno, Tadao Izutsu
  • Patent number: 10340564
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a vehicular storage battery device includes a housing, battery boxes, and a common cooling passage. The battery boxes are disposed in the housing. Each of the battery boxes houses an electric cell as a vehicle power source and includes a heat transporting part transporting heat generated in the battery box to outside of the battery box. The common cooling passage is disposed in the housing. The common cooling passage is provided with an inlet for taking in a fluid and an outlet for discharging the fluid having passed through the passage. The inlet and the outlet are open in a direction different from a traveling direction of the vehicle. The heat transporting part of each of the battery boxes is exposed to inside of the passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Akinobu Nishikawa, Shigeki Kono, Masaki Sato, Tatsuya Arai, Kotaro Ogawa, Shinichiro Kosugi, Masahiro Sekino, Kazuto Kuroda, Hideaki Yasui, Mai Honda, Tomonao Takamatsu, Mitsunobu Yoshida, Takafumi Nakahama, Akihiko Ujiie, Atsumi Kondo, Masahiro Kurosu
  • Patent number: 10339977
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus that includes: a storing portion to store video data: and a display portion to display a first thumbnail generated by decoding the video data, wherein if a scroll instruction is received prior to completion of generation of the first thumbnail, the display portion displays a second thumbnail corresponding to the video data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: KYOCERA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kenji Yamaguchi, Masaki Sato, Hidehito Tanuira
  • Publication number: 20190198210
    Abstract: The present invention provides a multilayer coil electronic component having improved inductance L, Q, and strength. The multilayer coil electronic component has an element in which a coil conductor and a magnetic element body are stacked. The magnetic element body includes soft magnetic metal particles and a resin. The resin fills a space between the soft magnetic metal particles. Each of soft magnetic metal particles has a soft magnetic metal particle core and an oxide film covering the soft magnetic metal particle core. A layer of the oxide film contacting the soft magnetic metal particle core is made of an oxide including Si.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2018
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Applicant: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takashi SUZUKI, Hidekazu SATO, Yusuke NAGAI, Kouichi KAKUDA, Kunihiko KAWASAKI, Shinichi KONDO, Yuya ISHIMA, Shinichi SATO, Masaki TAKAHASHI, Takashi ENDO
  • Publication number: 20190194063
    Abstract: A glass ceramics sintered body includes a glass phase and a ceramics phase dispersed in the glass phase. The ceramics phase includes alumina grains and zirconia grains. The glass phase includes an MO—Al2O3—SiO2—B2O3 based glass, where M is an alkaline earth metal. An area ratio of the alumina grains is 13 to 30%, and an area ratio of the zirconia grains is 0.05 to 6%, on a cross section of the sintered body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2018
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Applicant: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shusaku UMEMOTO, Takashi SUZUKI, Hidekazu SATO, Masaki TAKAHASHI, Shinichi KONDO
  • Publication number: 20190184746
    Abstract: Provided is a pneumatic tire that provides a balanced improvement of abrasion resistance, wet grip performance, and fuel economy. A rubber composition for tires containing: a rubber component including an aromatic vinyl-conjugated diene copolymer that contains aromatic vinyl units derived from an aromatic vinyl compound and conjugated diene units derived from a conjugated diene compound; carbon black; and a silica having a N2SA of 40 m2/g or more, the copolymer containing at least 80% of isolated aromatic vinyl units based on the total aromatic vinyl units, the copolymer having a ?Tg of more than 10° C. but less than 20° C. as determined by DSC, the rubber component including, based on 100% by mass thereof, 1-60% by mass of the copolymer and 0-99% by mass of an isoprene-based rubber, the rubber composition containing 10 parts by mass or more of the silica per 100 parts by mass of the rubber component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2018
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Applicant: SUMITOMO RUBBER INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Masaki OSHIMO, Daisuke SATO, Takahiro MABUCHI
  • Publication number: 20190185645
    Abstract: Provided is a pneumatic tire that provides a balanced improvement of abrasion resistance, wet grip performance, and fuel economy. A rubber composition for tires containing: a rubber component including an aromatic vinyl-conjugated diene copolymer that contains aromatic vinyl units derived from an aromatic vinyl compound and conjugated diene units derived from a conjugated diene compound; carbon black; and a silica having a N2SA of 40 m2/g or more, the copolymer containing at least 80% of isolated aromatic vinyl units based on the total aromatic vinyl units, the copolymer having a ?Tg of more than 10° C. but less than 20° C. as determined by DSC, the rubber component including, based on 100% by mass thereof, 1-90% by mass of the copolymer and 0-70% by mass of an isoprene-based rubber, the rubber composition containing 10 parts by mass or more of the silica per 100 parts by mass of the rubber component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2018
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Applicant: SUMITOMO RUBBER INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Masaki OSHIMO, Daisuke SATO, Takahiro MABUCHI
  • Publication number: 20190184745
    Abstract: Provided is a pneumatic tire that provides a balanced improvement of tensile strength and fuel economy. Included is a rubber composition for tires containing: a rubber component including an aromatic vinyl-conjugated diene copolymer that contains aromatic vinyl units derived from an aromatic vinyl compound and conjugated diene units derived from a conjugated diene compound; carbon black; and silica, the copolymer containing at least 80% of isolated aromatic vinyl units based on the total aromatic vinyl units, the copolymer having a ?Tg of more than 10° C. but less than 20° C. as determined by DSC, the rubber component including, based on 100% by mass thereof, 10% by mass or more of the copolymer, the rubber composition containing 10 parts by mass or more of the silica per 100 parts by mass of the rubber component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2018
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Applicant: SUMITOMO RUBBER INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Masaki OSHIMO, Daisuke SATO, Takahiro MABUCHI
  • Patent number: 10300916
    Abstract: Autonomous driving assistance systems, methods, and programs obtain road information that specifies line types of lane markings and connection types of lanes and specify, when a vehicle travels with autonomous driving assistance, a planned route to be taken by the vehicle based on the road information. The systems, methods, and programs execute the autonomous driving assistance for the vehicle according to the specified planned route.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignees: AISIN AW CO., LTD., TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hirohiko Goto, Yuji Sato, Kuniaki Tanaka, Masaki Takano
  • Publication number: 20190155188
    Abstract: A downtime relating to formation and detection of a detection image is reduced. An image forming apparatus includes a controller configured to calculate a first conversion unit to convert a gradation of input image data so that density output for the input image data becomes a first density output characteristic based on a first detection result of the detection image detected by a density sensor in a first mode. The controller generates a second conversion unit to convert the gradation of the input image data so that the density output for the input image data becomes a second density output characteristic in the second mode based on the detection result in the first mode and correction information, and further updates the correction information based on a second detection result of the detection image detected by the density sensor in the second mode and the first detection result.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2018
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Masaki Shimomura, Yoshiki Kudo, Hiroshi Kita, Kazuhiro Funatani, Keita Sato
  • Patent number: 10259327
    Abstract: A vehicle system includes an instructing portion that issues open/close instructions for a charging disconnector, a discharging disconnector, and a pair of contactors. A diagnosis start determination portion determines a diagnosis start timing before entering a trolleyless section. A remaining battery capacity checks whether a battery unit has a battery capacity necessary in a trolleyless section travel. A relay operation check portion checks operability of a charging disconnector, the discharging disconnector, and the pair of contactors based on certain open/close states of a plurality of relays depending on the open/close instructions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Kotaro Ogawa, Masaki Sato, Tatsuya Arai
  • Patent number: 10202005
    Abstract: The present technology provides a pneumatic tire that combines rolling resistance and wet grip performance while suppressing the occurrence of uneven wear. The pneumatic tire of the present technology has a cap rubber divided into a center portion that straddles a tire equator line and shoulder portions positioned on both sides thereof, a compound emphasizing wet grip performance and having a tan ? at 0° C. higher than that of the shoulder portions is disposed in the center portion and a compound emphasizing rolling resistance and having a tan ? at 60° C. lower than that of the center portion is disposed in both shoulder portions, and circumferential narrow grooves are formed on the respective shoulder sides of outermost main grooves in both the shoulder portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: The Yokohama Rubber Co., LTD.
    Inventors: Masatoshi Shimizu, Masatoshi Kuriyama, Masaki Sato
  • Patent number: 10081699
    Abstract: A rubber composition contains a diene rubber component containing at least 20 mass % of a modified conjugated diene rubber, a silica, and a silane coupling agent; the modified conjugated diene rubber having at least one modified part and at least one conjugated diene rubber part; the conjugated diene rubber part having a conjugated diene copolymer block and an isoprene block containing from 70 mass % to 100 mass % of isoprene units in each conjugated diene rubber part; the modified part bonding to an end of the conjugated diene rubber part and having a functional group which interacts with the silica; a content of the silica being from 60 to 200 parts by mass per 100 parts by mass of the diene rubber component; the silane coupling agent being a polysiloxane represented by formula (1), (A)a(B)b(C)c(D)d(R1)eSiO(4-2a-b-c-d-e)/2, and having a content from 1.0 to 20 mass % of the content of the silica.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: The Yokohama Rubber Co., LTD.
    Inventors: Masaki Sato, Satoshi Mihara
  • Patent number: 10072131
    Abstract: The present invention provides a rubber composition a tire, by which both low rolling resistance and wet grip performance can be achieved at high levels. This rubber composition for a tire is obtained by blending from 66 to 180 parts by weight of a silica having a nitrogen adsorption specific surface area of from 150 to 400 m2/g into 100 parts by weight of a diene rubber; a size Rss of aggregates of the silica forming a hierarchical structure being from 14 to 23 nm when the rubber composition is measured by ultra-small-angle X-ray scattering and an obtained scattering profile is applied to a Unified-Guinier function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: The Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masaki Sato, Satoshi Mihara
  • Patent number: 10044049
    Abstract: To provide SOFC and method for manufacturing same, capable of preventing breakage of fuel cell electrodes, and of securing an electrical connection between fuel cells and a current collector. SOFC 1 comprising a cell array composed of fuel cells 16, and current collector 82 connected to electrodes formed on fuel cells 16, wherein current collector 82 is a metal plate on which attaching holes 84 are formed; elastic pieces 84a are provided on each attaching hole 84; current collector 82 is attached to the cell array using elastic pieces 84a, by the insertion of fuel cell 16 into attaching holes 84; and elastic pieces 84a are affixed to fuel cells 16 by electrode protective layer 152 so that the positions of elastic pieces 84a are not displaced relative to the electrodes on fuel cells 16.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: TOTO LTD.
    Inventors: Shuhei Tanaka, Naoki Watanabe, Nobuo Isaka, Masaki Sato, Takuya Hoshiko, Osamu Okamoto, Shigeru Ando, Seiki Furuya, Yutaka Momiyama, Yasuo Kakinuma, Kiyoshi Hayama