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: 20220017530
    Abstract: The present invention aims to provide a compound that may be useful for the prophylaxis or treatment of constipation and the like. The present invention provides a compound represented by the following formula (I): wherein each symbol is as described in the specification, or a salt thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2021
    Publication date: January 20, 2022
    Applicant: Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited
    Inventors: Kazuaki Takami, Masaki Seto, Shinobu Sasaki, Haruhi Ando, Masaki Ogino, Tomoko Ohashi, Toshihiro Imaeda, Ikuo Fujimori, Yasuhiro Tsukimi, Masami Yamada, Kenichiro Shimokawa, Takeshi Wakabayashi, Masataka Murakami, Makoto Fushimi, Tomohiro Okawa, Jinichi Yonemori, Tomohiro Ohashi, Hideo Suzuki, Hironobu Maezaki, Ayumu Sato, Yasutomi Asano, Steve Swann
  • Patent number: 11207692
    Abstract: Provided is a reagent cartridge configured to be set in a genetic testing device and the reagent cartridge includes a plurality of reagent containers in which a reagent is filled, and a holder formed with a plurality of opening parts in which the reagent containers are loaded and configured to hold the reagent containers loaded in the opening parts, in which the holder holds the reagent containers with an allowance in a vertical direction in a state in which the reagent cartridge is set in the genetic testing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: EIKEN KAGAKU KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masaki Sato, Masato Hamasaki, Syota Yuki, Masahiko Fukumoto
  • Patent number: 11211416
    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: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Toshiyuki Ogawa, Nobuhiko Sato, Masaki Kurihara, Yoichi Wada
  • Patent number: 11211188
    Abstract: In a stepwise structure formed in a multilayer coil component, a difference occurs in a shrinkage amount between a maximum film thickness portion in which the number of layers is large and a minimum film thickness portion in which the number of layers is small due to portions different in the number of layers of coil parts (that is, upper coil part, lower coil part, and connecting part) adjacent to each other like the maximum film thickness portion and the minimum film thickness portion, readily causing a crack by an inner stress due to the difference in the shrinkage amount. In a multilayer coil component according to the present disclosure, a stress relaxation part overlapping with a maximum film thickness portion whose shrinkage amount is large is provided to relax inner stress in a stepwise structure, resulting in prevention of a crack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yusuke Nagai, Takashi Suzuki, Hidekazu Sato, Takashi Endo, Kouichi Kakuda, Kunihiko Kawasaki, Shinichi Kondo, Yuya Ishima, Shinichi Sato, Masaki Takahashi
  • Patent number: 11199806
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an image forming portion provided with an opening portion through which a cartridge is removably mounted and a cover member opening and closing the opening portion. An original reading portion is pivotable about a first rotation axis. The cover member is pivotable about a second rotation axis parallel to the first rotation axis. A force is applied to pivot the original reading portion so that an engagement portion of the original reading portion slides on a sliding face of the cover member to apply a force from the engagement portion to the sliding face to pivot the cover member. In a cross section orthogonal to the first rotation axis, a first portion of the sliding face approaches the original reading portion from one end side on which the first and the second rotation axes are provided toward an opposite side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Masaki Sato
  • Patent number: 11156938
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus including: a printing unit; a bottle which is rotationally driven in a predetermined rotation direction, whereby a waste developer conveyed from the printing unit to an opening is accommodated inside and the waste developer inside is conveyed to a second end side in a longitudinal direction; and a capacitive sensor having a first detection electrode and a first ground electrode arranged in parallel, where a first detection surface of an electrostatic capacitance formed by the first detection electrode and the first ground electrode is arranged to directly face a portion of an outer peripheral surface of the bottle which is positioned obliquely upward with respect to a center line of rotation of the bottle in a region which moves from a bottom to a top when the bottle rotates in the predetermined rotation direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: KYOCERA DOCUMENT SOLUTIONS INC.
    Inventor: Masaki Sato
  • Publication number: 20210294082
    Abstract: A zoom lens according to the present invention includes sequentially from an object side: a first lens group having negative refractive power, and a second lens group having positive refractive power, and performs a magnification change operation by changing a gap between the adjacent lens groups. The zoom lens has specific optical characteristics represented by four expressions relating to the second lens group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2020
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Applicant: TAMRON CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masaki SATO, Yuki MORI, Hironori TAGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20210286289
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus including: a printing unit; a bottle which is rotationally driven in a predetermined rotation direction, whereby the waste developer conveyed from the printing unit to the opening is accommodated inside and the waste developer inside is conveyed to a second end side in the longitudinal direction; and a capacitive sensor having a first detection electrode and a first ground electrode arranged in parallel, where a first detection surface of an electrostatic capacitance formed by the first detection electrode and the first ground electrode is arranged to directly face a portion of an outer peripheral surface of the bottle which is positioned obliquely upward with respect to a center line of rotation of the bottle in a region which moves from a bottom to a top when the bottle rotates in the predetermined rotation direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2021
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Inventor: Masaki SATO
  • Publication number: 20210274111
    Abstract: In an imaging device according to the present disclosure, during a period in which a signal from an amplifier transistor is output from a pixel via a select transistor, the gate voltage of the capacitance addition transistor changes frons the first voltage VH to the second voltage VL, and the amount of voltage change per time until the gate voltage changes from the first voltage VH to the second voltage VL is smaller than the amount of voltage change per unit time until the gate voltage changes from the second voltage VL to the first voltage VH.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2021
    Publication date: September 2, 2021
    Inventors: Tetsuya Itano, Masaki Sato
  • Publication number: 20210246246
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a method of producing a copolymer that produces an aromatic vinyl-diene copolymer having a low glass transition temperature, and a method of producing a rubber composition using the method. The subject method produces an aromatic vinyl-diene copolymer having a content of repeating units derived from an aromatic vinyl in an amount of 18 mass % or greater, and among repeating units derived from a diene, a proportion of a vinyl structure of 8 mol % or less, a proportion of a 1,4-trans structure of 60 mol % or less, and a proportion of a 1,4-cis structure from 40 to 95 mol %, the method including copolymerizing a monomer containing an aromatic vinyl and a diene using an initiator prepared with an organolithium compound, an alkylaluminum, a metal alcoholate, and at least one polar compound selected from the group consisting of water and an alcohol.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2019
    Publication date: August 12, 2021
    Inventors: Kazuya UENISHI, Yu SHINKE, Yoshihiro KAMEDA, Masaki SATO, Ayaki KAZARIYA, Hideaki SAWA
  • Publication number: 20210240128
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an image forming portion provided with an opening portion through which a cartridge is removably mounted and a cover member opening and closing the opening portion. An original reading portion is pivotable about a first rotation axis. The cover member is pivotable about a second rotation axis parallel to the first rotation axis. A force is applied to pivot the original reading portion so that an engagement portion of the original reading portion slides on a sliding face of the cover member to apply a force from the engagement portion to the sliding face to pivot the cover member. In a cross section orthogonal to the first rotation axis, a first portion of the sliding face approaches the original reading portion from one end side on which the first and the second rotation axes are provided toward an opposite side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2021
    Publication date: August 5, 2021
    Inventor: Masaki SATO
  • Publication number: 20210175109
    Abstract: An electrostatic chuck includes: an electrically-conductive base plate including a first part, a second part at an outer circumference of the first part, and a gas inlet path for introducing a cooling gas; a first electrostatic chuck part configured to clamp a wafer on the first part, including a ceramic dielectric substrate that includes an embedded first clamping electrode and at least one through-hole communicating with the gas inlet path; and a second electrostatic chuck part configured to clamp a focus ring on the second part, including a ceramic layer that includes at least one through-hole for introducing a cooling gas and that includes at least a first layer contacting the focus ring when the second electrostatic chuck part clamps the focus ring, in which the first layer is less dense than the ceramic dielectric substrate. Thereby, the electrostatic chuck can increase the device yield.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2021
    Publication date: June 10, 2021
    Inventors: Masaki SATO, Ikuo ITAKURA, Shuichiro SAIGAN, Jun SHIRAISHI, Yutaka MOMIYAMA, Kouta KOBAYASHI
  • Patent number: 11019333
    Abstract: In order to enable efficient utilization of an available bandwidth by properly estimating the available bandwidth under conditions in which the available bandwidth significantly changes upon occurrence of communication path switching, an available bandwidth estimation is performed by estimating a current available bandwidth based on historical communication state information i.e.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takeshi Miyagoshi, Masaki Sato, Noriyuki Shimizu, Hiroaki Asano, Hideki Shingu
  • Publication number: 20210084189
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an apparatus body, a sheet supporting portion, a sheet feeding portion configured to feed a sheet supported on the sheet supporting portion, a sheet regulation portion configured to regulate a position of the sheet in a width direction, an image forming portion including an exposing portion configured to expose a charged surface of an image bearing member, the image forming portion being configured to form an image on the sheet fed by the sheet feeding portion, and a frame member provided inside the apparatus body. A position of the exposing portion is determined with respect to the frame member. A position of the sheet regulation portion is determined with respect to the frame member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2020
    Publication date: March 18, 2021
    Inventors: Masaki Sato, Akira Yoshimura
  • Publication number: 20210021782
    Abstract: A photoelectric conversion device includes: pixels forming columns and each configured to output a pixel signal; and comparator units provided to respective columns and each configured to receive the pixel signal from the pixels on a corresponding column and the reference signal. Each comparator unit includes a comparator having a first input node that receives the pixel signal and a second input node that receives the reference signal, a first capacitor that connects a reference signal line and the second input node, a second capacitor whose one electrode is connected to the second input node, and a select unit that connects the other electrode of the second capacitor to either the reference signal line or a reference voltage line. The other electrode of the second capacitor is connected to the reference signal line during first mode AD conversion and connected to the reference voltage line during second mode AD conversion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2020
    Publication date: January 21, 2021
    Inventors: Masaki Sato, Kazuhiro Saito, Tetsuya Itano, Kazuo Yamazaki, Hideo Kobayashi, Keigo Nakazawa
  • Publication number: 20200294887
    Abstract: The semiconductor device includes a heat sink including fins and a base portion, and provided with a semiconductor module on a first surface and the fins on a second surface of the base portion; a housing attached to the base portion and covering the first surface of the base portion, the semiconductor module, electronic component, and a circuit board; a fan configured to cool the fins; and a first ventilation port and a second ventilation port each communicating inside and outside of the housing. The first ventilation port is provided above the half-height of the highest part in height of the electronic component from the circuit board. The second ventilation port extends through the first surface in the housing and the second surface of the base portion. The first ventilation port and the second ventilation port form a wind path in the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2018
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Masaki SATO, Yuji SHIRAKATA, Norihiro SUZUKI, Shinji MURATA
  • Patent number: 10703828
    Abstract: A rubber composition for tires of the present technology contains a diene rubber, silica, and a predetermined alkyltrialkoxysilane; the diene rubber containing a butadiene rubber and a particular conjugated diene rubber, a content of the butadiene rubber in the diene rubber being 20 mass % or greater and a content of the particular conjugated diene rubber in the diene rubber being from 30 to 80 mass %; an average glass transition temperature of the diene rubber being from ?65 to ?45° C.; the particular conjugated diene rubber being a conjugated diene rubber produced by a particular production method and having predetermined ranges of aromatic vinyl unit content, vinyl bond content, and weight average molecular weight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: The Yokohama Rubber Co., LTD.
    Inventors: Keisuke Maejima, Masaki Sato, Makoto Ashiura
  • Publication number: 20200209598
    Abstract: Provided is an optical system and an imaging apparatus provided with the optical system. The optical system includes: a first lens having negative refractive power; a second lens having negative refractive power; a third lens having positive refractive power; and a fourth lens having positive refractive power, the first lens, the second lens, the third lens, and the fourth lens being disposed in this order from an object side. The optical system satisfies a predetermined condition relating to the focal length of the optical system and the distance on the optical axis between an exit pupil and an imaging plane in the optical system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2019
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Applicant: TAMRON CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Masaki SATO
  • Patent number: D925311
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: MAX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masaki Sato, Takeo Hattori
  • Patent number: D925312
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: MAX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masaki Sato, Takeo Hattori