Patents by Inventor Masaki Sonoda

Masaki Sonoda 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: 10927491
    Abstract: A motor has a two rotors which are independently operated using a single inverter and without being supplied with a complex current. Further the motor is capable of shifting a rotation direction of each of two rotors by performing a magnetizing operation one time and reversing polarities of the shifting magnets when a mode of the motor is shifted from a synchronous mode in which the first rotor and the second rotor rotate in the same direction to a counter mode in which the first rotor and the second rotor rotate in opposite directions, and shifting the mode of the motor to the counter mode while the magnetizing operation is performed one time times and relative positions of the first rotor and the second rotor are changed when the first rotor and the second rotor inertially rotate in the synchronous mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Miyake, Hidekazu Funakoshi, Hiroshi Katsumoto, Kenji Kitajima, Masaki Oshige, Nakagawa Yukinori, Tomonori Ueno, Yasumasa Nagasaki, Yasuyuki Sonoda
  • Publication number: 20210041748
    Abstract: The present invention prevents the shaving of an alignment film caused by a columnar spacer in a liquid crystal display device of an IPS method using photo-alignment. A plinth higher than a pixel electrode is formed at a part where a columnar spacer formed over a counter substrate touches a TFT substrate. When an alignment film of a double-layered structure is applied over the pixel electrode and the plinth, the thickness of the alignment film over the plinth reduces by a leveling effect. When photo-alignment is applied in the state, a photodegraded upper alignment film over the plinth disappears and a lower alignment film having a high mechanical strength remains. As a result, it is possible to prevent the shaving of the alignment film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2020
    Publication date: February 11, 2021
    Inventors: Noboru KUNIMATSU, Masaki MATSUMORI, Hidehiro SONODA, Yasushi TOMIOKA, Toshiki KANEKO
  • Publication number: 20210005951
    Abstract: An antenna unit used by being attached to window glass for a building includes a radiating element, a wave directing member arranged on an outdoor side with respect to the radiating element, and a conductor arranged on an indoor side with respect to the radiating element, wherein where a distance between the radiating element and the wave directing member is denoted as a, and where a relative permittivity of a medium constituted by a dielectric member between the radiating element and the wave directing member is denoted as ?r, the distance a is (2.11×?r?1.82) mm or more.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2020
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Applicants: AGC Inc., AGC GLASS EUROPE, AGC FLAT GLASS NORTH AMERICA, INC., AGC Vidros do Brasil Ltda.
    Inventors: Masaki HORIE, Ryuta SONODA, Yukio TAKAHASHI
  • Patent number: 10852589
    Abstract: The present invention prevents the shaving of an alignment film caused by a columnar spacer in a liquid crystal display device of an IPS method using photo-alignment. A plinth higher than a pixel electrode is formed at a part where a columnar spacer formed over a counter substrate touches a TFT substrate. When an alignment film of a double-layered structure is applied over the pixel electrode and the plinth, the thickness of the alignment film over the plinth reduces by a leveling effect. When photo-alignment is applied in the state, a photodegraded upper alignment film over the plinth disappears and a lower alignment film having a high mechanical strength remains. As a result, it is possible to prevent the shaving of the alignment film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventors: Noboru Kunimatsu, Masaki Matsumori, Hidehiro Sonoda, Yasushi Tomioka, Toshiki Kaneko
  • Patent number: 10804823
    Abstract: Provided is a washing machine including: a stator including a coil; a rotor including a plurality of variable magnets each having a magnetic force variable, and rotatable with respect to the stator; a controller configured to control an energizing of the coil to increase or decrease a magnetic force of the variable magnet; and a plurality of position sensors each having a output voltage changed according to a magnetic flux of the variable magnet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tomonori Ueno, Hiroshi Katsumoto, Taro Yoshida, Hidekazu Funakoshi, Yukinori Nakagawa, Yasuyuki Sonoda, Masaki Oshige, Yasumasa Nagasaki
  • Patent number: 10768705
    Abstract: A main body includes an input component that receives a load. A pressure-sensitive sensor detects the load received by the input component. A drive unit performs a predetermined operation. A drive controller activates the drive unit when the load detected by the pressure-sensitive sensor reaches a predetermined load threshold. A detection controller changes the predetermined load threshold in accordance with the rate of change in the load detected by the pressure-sensitive sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kai Masamoto, Hiroyuki Togawa, Sho Sonoda, Shogo Maenaka, Masaki Kitahashi
  • Patent number: 10753031
    Abstract: Provided is a washing machine motor capable of efficiently generating torque by improving a winding factor of coils with a relatively simple configuration. The washing machine motor (12) has an outer rotor (20), an inner rotor (30), and a stator (60). The outer rotor (20) and the inner rotor (30) share coils (63) of the stator (60), and a composite current is supplied to the coils (63) such that the outer rotor (20) and the inner rotor (30) are independently driven. The outer rotor (20) has forty eight outer magnets (24) arranged such that the N and S poles thereof are continuously and alternately aligned in the circumferential direction thereof. The inner rotor (30) has forty-two inner magnets (34) arranged such that the N and S poles thereof are continuously and alternately aligned in the circumferential direction thereof. The stator (60) has thirty-six I-shaped cores (61) and the coils (63).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Miyake, Yukinori Nakagawa, Kenji Kitajima, Toshihiro Kamii, Hidekazu Funakoshi, Nobuharu Nishikoori, Yasumasa Nagasaki, Takehiro Nakanishi, Hiroshi Katsumoto, Minoru Yoshida, Yasuyuki Sonoda, Masaki Oshige, Tomoyuki Okuno, Katsuyuki Shimakage, Hiroshi Wanatabe, Yuji Akita, Yoshinori Takashima
  • Publication number: 20200215093
    Abstract: Regarding Diquafosol ophthalmic solution comprising a chelating agent at a concentration of 0.0001 to 1% (w/v), formation of insoluble precipitates found in Diquafosol ophthalmic solution during storage of the solution, as well as deterioration of the filtration performance in the course of production (course of filtration sterilization), have been inhibited. Further, in Diquafosol ophthalmic solution comprising a chelating agent, reduction of eye irritation and enhancement of the preservative effectiveness have been confirmed, in comparison to Diquafosol ophthalmic solution comprising no chelating agent. Accordingly, the present invention has been confirmed to provide physicochemical properties that are stable during the courses of production and distribution as well as the course of storage by a patient, and also reduce eye irritation and enhance preservative effectiveness.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2020
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Applicant: Santen Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Akiko Sakatani, Tatsuo Ikei, Koji Inagaki, Masatsugu Nakamura, Kazuhiro Hosoi, Mikiko Saito, Masaki Sonoda, Yoko Fukui, Mitsuaki Kuwano
  • Patent number: 10632139
    Abstract: Regarding Diquafosol ophthalmic solution comprising a chelating agent at a concentration of 0.0001 to 1% (w/v), formation of insoluble precipitates found in Diquafosol ophthalmic solution during storage of the solution, as well as deterioration of the filtration performance in the course of production (course of filtration sterilization), have been inhibited. Further, in Diquafosol ophthalmic solution comprising a chelating agent, reduction of eye irritation and enhancement of the preservative effectiveness have been confirmed, in comparison to Diquafosol ophthalmic solution comprising no chelating agent. Accordingly, the present invention has been confirmed to provide physicochemical properties that are stable during the courses of production and distribution as well as the course of storage by a patient, and also reduce eye irritation and enhance preservative effectiveness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: SANTEN PHARMACEUTICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Akiko Sakatani, Tatsuo Ikei, Koji Inagaki, Masatsugu Nakamura, Kazuhiro Hosoi, Mikiko Saito, Masaki Sonoda, Yoko Fukui, Mitsuaki Kuwano
  • Publication number: 20200117058
    Abstract: The present invention prevents the shaving of an alignment film caused by a columnar spacer in a liquid crystal display device of an IPS method using photo-alignment. A plinth higher than a pixel electrode is formed at a part where a columnar spacer formed over a counter substrate touches a TFT substrate. When an alignment film of a double-layered structure is applied over the pixel electrode and the plinth, the thickness of the alignment film over the plinth reduces by a leveling effect. When photo-alignment is applied in the state, a photodegraded upper alignment film over the plinth disappears and a lower alignment film having a high mechanical strength remains. As a result, it is possible to prevent the shaving of the alignment film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Inventors: Noboru KUNIMATSU, Masaki MATSUMORI, Hidehiro SONODA, Yasushi TOMIOKA, Toshiki KANEKO
  • Publication number: 20200110316
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display device includes a TFT substrate having a first alignment film and an opposing substrate having a second alignment film with liquid crystals sandwiched therebetween. One of the first and second alignment films, comprises a first polyimide produced via polyamide acid ester containing cyclobutane as a precursor and a second polyimide produced via polyamide acid as a precursor. The polyamide acid has a higher polarity than that of the polyamide acid ester. The one of the first and second alignment films is responsive to photo-alignment. A first side of the one of the first and second alignment films is adjacent to the liquid crystals, and a second side thereof is closer to one of the TFT substrate and the counter substrate than the first side. The first side contains more of the first polyimide and less of the second polyimide than the second side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2019
    Publication date: April 9, 2020
    Inventors: Noboru KUNIMATSU, Chikae Matsui, Hidehiro Sonoda, Yuko Matsumoto, Shoichi Uchino, Masaki Matsumori, Yasushi Tomioka
  • Publication number: 20200080246
    Abstract: Provided is a washing machine motor capable of efficiently generating torque by improving a winding factor of coils with a relatively simple configuration. The washing machine motor (12) has an outer rotor (20), an inner rotor (30), and a stator (60). The outer rotor (20) and the inner rotor (30) share coils (63) of the stator (60), and a composite current is supplied to the coils (63) such that the outer rotor (20) and the inner rotor (30) are independently driven. The outer rotor (20) has forty eight outer magnets (24) arranged such that the N and S poles thereof are continuously and alternately aligned in the circumferential direction thereof. The inner rotor (30) has forty-two inner magnets (34) arranged such that the N and S poles thereof are continuously and alternately aligned in the circumferential direction thereof. The stator (60) has thirty-six I-shaped cores (61) and the coils (63).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2016
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Inventors: Hiroyuki MIYAKE, Yukinori NAKAGAWA, Kenji KITAJIMA, Toshihiro KAMII, Hidekazu FUNAKOSHI, Nobuharu NISHIKOORI, Yasumasa NAGASAKI, Takehiro NAKANISHI, Hiroshi KATSUMOTO, Minoru YOSHIDA, Yasuyuki SONODA, Masaki OSHIGE, Tomoyuki OKUNO, Katsuyuki SHIMAKAGE, Hiroshi WANATABE, Yuji AKITA, Yoshinori TAKASHIMA
  • Patent number: 10539833
    Abstract: The present invention prevents the shaving of an alignment film caused by a columnar spacer in a liquid crystal display device of an IPS method using photo-alignment. A plinth higher than a pixel electrode is formed at a part where a columnar spacer formed over a counter substrate touches a TFT substrate. When an alignment film of a double-layered structure is applied over the pixel electrode and the plinth, the thickness of the alignment film over the plinth reduces by a leveling effect. When photo-alignment is applied in the state, a photodegraded upper alignment film over the plinth disappears and a lower alignment film having a high mechanical strength remains. As a result, it is possible to prevent the shaving of the alignment film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventors: Noboru Kunimatsu, Masaki Matsumori, Hidehiro Sonoda, Yasushi Tomioka, Toshiki Kaneko
  • Patent number: 10534225
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display device includes a TFT substrate having a first alignment film and an opposing substrate having a second alignment film with liquid crystals sandwiched therebetween. One of the first and second alignment films, comprises a first polyimide produced via polyamide acid ester containing cyclobutane as a precursor and a second polyimide produced via polyamide acid as a precursor. The polyamide acid has a higher polarity than that of the polyamide acid ester. The one of the first and second alignment films is responsive to photo-alignment. A first side of the one of the first and second alignment films is adjacent to the liquid crystals, and a second side thereof is closer to one of the TFT substrate and the counter substrate than the first side. The first side contains more of the first polyimide and less of the second polyimide than the second side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignees: Japan Display Inc., Panasonic Liquid Crystal Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Noboru Kunimatsu, Chikae Matsui, Hidehiro Sonoda, Yuko Matsumoto, Shoichi Uchino, Masaki Matsumori, Yasushi Tomioka
  • Publication number: 20190227630
    Abstract: A main body includes an input component that receives a load. A pressure-sensitive sensor detects the load received by the input component. A drive unit performs a predetermined operation. A drive controller activates the drive unit when the load detected by the pressure-sensitive sensor reaches a predetermined load threshold. A detection controller changes the predetermined load threshold in accordance with the rate of change in the load detected by the pressure-sensitive sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2019
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Applicant: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LT D.
    Inventors: Kai MASAMOTO, Hiroyuki TOGAWA, Sho SONODA, Shogo MAENAKA, Masaki KITAHASHI
  • Publication number: 20190186066
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a washing machine. The washing machine includes a housing provided with an inlet for laundry disposed on a front surface thereof, a water tub provided inside of the housing and configured to store water, a drum rotatably provided inside of the water tub, a pulsator provided inside of the drum and configured to be rotated independently of the drum, a motor provided with a stator, and a first and second rotor connected to the drum and the pulsator, respectively, and at least one processor configured to apply a q-axis current to the stator to rotate the second rotor and configured to apply a d-axis current to the stator to rotate the first rotor based on a phase difference between the first rotor and the second rotor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: Hidekazu Funakoshi, Tomonori Ueno, Yukinori Nakagawa, Hiroshi Katsumoto, Taro Yoshida, Yasuyuki Sonoda, Masaki Oshige, Yasumasa Nagasaki
  • Publication number: 20190190413
    Abstract: Provided is a washing machine including: a stator including a coil; a rotor including a plurality of variable magnets each having a magnetic force variable, and rotatable with respect to the stator; a controller configured to control an energizing of the coil to increase or decrease a magnetic force of the variable magnet; and a plurality of position sensors each having a output voltage changed according to a magnetic flux of the variable magnet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: Tomonori Ueno, Hiroshi Katsumoto, Taro Yoshida, Hidekazu Funakoshi, Yukinori Nakagawa, Yasuyuki Sonoda, Masaki Oshige, Yasumasa Nagasaki
  • Publication number: 20190186065
    Abstract: The present disclosure includes a washing machine including an inner rotor and an outer rotor. An outer rotor and an inner rotor may be rotated in a synchronous rotation mode or a counter rotation mode by converting the number of magnetic poles of the outer rotor. When the outer rotor becomes inoperable when the outer rotor is set to the number of magnetic poles for performing the counter rotation mode, it is converted to the number of magnetic poles for performing the synchronous rotation mode while the outer rotor is stopped.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: Tomonori Ueno, Hiroshi Katsumoto, Taro Yoshida, Hidekazu Funakoshi, Yukinori Nakagawa, Yasuyuki Sonoda, Masaki Oshige, Yasumasa Nagasaki
  • Publication number: 20190179201
    Abstract: The present invention prevents the shaving of an alignment film caused by a columnar spacer in a liquid crystal display device of an IPS method using photo-alignment. A plinth higher than a pixel electrode is formed at a part where a columnar spacer formed over a counter substrate touches a TFT substrate. When an alignment film of a double-layered structure is applied over the pixel electrode and the plinth, the thickness of the alignment film over the plinth reduces by a leveling effect. When photo-alignment is applied in the state, a photodegraded upper alignment film over the plinth disappears and a lower alignment film having a high mechanical strength remains. As a result, it is possible to prevent the shaving of the alignment film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2019
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Inventors: Noboru KUNIMATSU, Masaki MATSUMORI, Hidehiro SONODA, Yasushi TOMIOKA, Toshiki KANEKO
  • Publication number: 20180353531
    Abstract: Regarding Diquafosol ophthalmic solution comprising a chelating agent at a concentration of 0.0001 to 1% (w/v), formation of insoluble precipitates found in Diquafosol ophthalmic solution during storage of the solution, as well as deterioration of the filtration performance in the course of production (course of filtration sterilization), have been inhibited. Further, in Diquafosol ophthalmic solution comprising a chelating agent, reduction of eye irritation and enhancement of the preservative effectiveness have been confirmed, in comparison to Diquafosol ophthalmic solution comprising no chelating agent. Accordingly, the present invention has been confirmed to provide physicochemical properties that are stable during the courses of production and distribution as well as the course of storage by a patient, and also reduce eye irritation and enhance preservative effectiveness.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2018
    Publication date: December 13, 2018
    Applicant: Santen Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Akiko Sakatani, Tatsuo Ikei, Koji Inagaki, Masatsugu Nakamura, Kazuhiro Hosoi, Mikiko Saito, Masaki Sonoda, Yoko Fukui, Mitsuaki Kuwano