Patents by Inventor Masanobu Sato

Masanobu 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).

  • Patent number: 11174577
    Abstract: A brushed circular knitted fabric has double loops stacked with at least two kinds of synthetic fiber multifilaments, wherein at least one surface of the circular knitted fabric has undergone brush processing, and the FT index represented by the equation (T2/T1) [T1: thickness (of one layer) according to a method prescribed by JIS, T2: thickness according to the same method prescribed by JIS at a state where the fabric is folded in two] is 2.1 or greater. The brushed circular knitted fabric has resiliency feeling and stretchability suitable for use in a coat or jacket, and is excellent in physical properties such as pilling resistance and changes in dimensions with washing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignees: Mitsukawa & Co., Ltd., Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Shigeto Matsumoto, Hiroshi Tanaka, Masanobu Sato, Takashi Kawasaki
  • Patent number: 11175241
    Abstract: This X-ray phase image capturing system (100) includes an X-ray source (1), a plurality of gratings, and a detector (4), a moving mechanism (8), and an image processing unit (5). The image processing unit (5) is configured to generate a phase-contrast image (15) based on a plurality of feature quantities (12) and feature quantities 14 extracted from a plurality of X-ray image sets (R) acquired by performing fringe scanning a plurality of times in a short time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: Shimadzu Corporation
    Inventors: Satoshi Sano, Kenji Kimura, Taro Shirai, Masanobu Sato, Takahiro Doki, Akira Horiba, Naoki Morimoto
  • Publication number: 20210351479
    Abstract: A secondary battery includes a laminate in which a positive electrode, separator, and negative electrode are stacked in stated order. The coating weight of an adhesive material at a surface Z that is an affixing surface X of the positive electrode and separator and/or an affixing surface Y of the negative electrode and separator satisfies relationship formula (1): A (g/m2)+0.02 (g/m2)<B (g/m2). In formula (1), A represents coating weight in an inner region P at surface Z and B represents coating weight in an outer region Q at surface Z. Inner region P is a region that has a center of surface Z as a center, has a similar shape to a shape of surface Z, and has an area equivalent to 80% of area of surface Z, and outer region Q is all regions other than inner region P at surface Z.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2019
    Publication date: November 11, 2021
    Applicant: ZEON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Koji ANNAKA, Masanobu SATO
  • Publication number: 20210344048
    Abstract: Provided is a laminate for a secondary battery in which separator curling up is inhibited. A method of producing a laminate for a secondary battery includes: a step (A) of producing an affixed body including a negative electrode material and separator webs affixed to both surfaces of the negative electrode material or an affixed body including a negative electrode material, a first separator web, a positive electrode, and a second separator web affixed in stated order; and a step (B) of cutting the affixed body. The step (A) includes a step (a1) of applying an adhesive material at affixing surfaces of the negative electrode material and the separator webs. The adhesive material is applied in the step (a1) such that a first coated section including a region where the adhesive material is applied with a coating weight M1 and a second coated section including a region where the adhesive material is applied with a coating weight M2 (?M1+0.02 g/m2) are located alternately in a longitudinal direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2019
    Publication date: November 4, 2021
    Applicant: ZEON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masanobu SATO, Hiroshi KOGA, Masuhiro ONISHI, Koji ANNAKA
  • Patent number: 11142261
    Abstract: The support stiffness of a suspension supporting portion can be improved to reduce floor vibration. Arm front-end supporting portions, each supporting a front end portion of a trailing of a rear suspension, are formed on lower portions of rear frames extending in a vehicle longitudinal direction, and each include a squared U-shape portion including outer, inner and front wall portions, with a rear side being open when viewed from the bottom, and an extending outer wall portion extending from the outer wall portion to in front of the front wall portion. The outer wall portion and extending outer wall portion are formed by a side sill inner portion joined to each rear side frame. Also, each arm front-end supporting portion includes an extending inner wall portion extending from the inner wall portion to in front of the front wall portion and joined to each of the rear side frames.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: MAZDA MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shigeru Nakauchi, Masanobu Hanazaki, Toshio Kimura, Sho Kurokawa, Kinya Sakaguchi, Kouki Sato, Yosuke Yabumoto, Hiroshi Matsubara, Yohei Izumi, Kentaro Nomura
  • Publication number: 20210296732
    Abstract: Provided is a composition for a non-aqueous secondary battery adhesive layer containing organic particles, a thixotropic agent, and water. The organic particles have a core-shell structure including a core portion and a shell portion at least partially covering an outer surface of the core portion. The composition for a non-aqueous secondary battery adhesive layer has a viscosity ?0 at a shear rate of 100 s?1 of less than 10 mPa·s, a viscosity ?1 at a shear rate of 10,000 s?1 of not less than 0.5 mPa·s and not more than 2.4 mPa·s, and a ratio (?0/?1) of the viscosity ?0 relative to the viscosity ?1 of not less than 1.2 and not more than 10.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2019
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Applicant: ZEON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroshi KOGA, Masanobu SATO, Koji ANNAKA
  • Publication number: 20210218009
    Abstract: Provided is a technique relating to a slurry for a non-aqueous secondary battery that can stably be applied onto a battery member surface even in a situation in which an inkjet method is adopted. A method of producing the slurry for a non-aqueous secondary battery includes a degassing step of reducing the dissolved carbon dioxide gas concentration of a mixture containing a particulate polymer (A) and water.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2019
    Publication date: July 15, 2021
    Applicant: ZEON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masuhiro ONISHI, Masanobu SATO, Hiroshi KOGA
  • Publication number: 20210184086
    Abstract: A light-emitting device 100 includes: a light-emitting element; a light-transmissive member covering the light-emitting element; and a light-diffusing agent contained in the light-transmissive member and comprising hollow particles. The light-transmissive member has a first surface having irregularities according to the light-diffusing agent. The first surface of the light-transmissive member has a convex shape with a height gradually increased from a peripheral portion of the first surface toward a central portion of the first surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2021
    Publication date: June 17, 2021
    Applicant: NICHIA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shoichi KASHIHARA, Masanobu SATO, Toshimasa AMIYA
  • Publication number: 20210175398
    Abstract: A light emitting device including a fluorescent material with reduced hue, and a method of manufacturing the light emitting device are provided. A light emitting device 100 includes: a light emitting element 1; a first light-transmissive member 3 covering the light emitting element 1; and a light diffusing member 5 contained in the first light-transmissive member 3. The light diffusing member 5 includes hollow particles. The surface of the first light-transmissive member 3 has irregular shapes attributed to the light diffusing member 5. The first light-transmissive member 3 is covered with a second light-transmissive member 4. The second light-transmissive member 4 has a convex structure in which the center is the uppermost point. The irregular shapes attributed to the light diffusing member 5 are covered with the second light-transmissive member 4.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2018
    Publication date: June 10, 2021
    Applicant: NICHIA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shoichi KASHIHARA, Masanobu SATO
  • Publication number: 20210148839
    Abstract: This X-ray phase image capturing system (100) includes an X-ray source (1), a plurality of gratings, and a detector (4), a moving mechanism (8), and an image processing unit (5). The image processing unit (5) is configured to generate a phase-contrast image (15) based on a plurality of feature quantities (12) and feature quantities 14 extracted from a plurality of X-ray image sets (R) acquired by performing fringe scanning a plurality of times in a short time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2018
    Publication date: May 20, 2021
    Inventors: Satoshi SANO, Kenji KIMURA, Taro SHIRAI, Masanobu SATO, Takahiro DOKI, Akira HORIBA, Naoki MORIMOTO
  • Patent number: 10998543
    Abstract: A roll electrode is provided with a core, an electrode, a fixing part and a regulating part. The core extends in an axial direction and has a substantially circular outer circumference. The electrode has an expansion coefficient lower than that of the core. The electrode wound into a roll shape on the outer circumference of the core. The fixing part is fixed to an end portion from which the electrode starts being wound around the core. The regulating part regulates the axial movement of the electrode wound into the roll shape with respect to the core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Envision AESC Japan Ltd.
    Inventors: Masanobu Sato, Tsuyoshi Kudo, Ikuma Matsuzaki, Yusuke Sasaki, Kazuki Miyatake, Kenta Uwai, Yuta Sadakata, Shigeo Komatsu, Fumihiro Miki
  • Patent number: 10964859
    Abstract: A light-emitting device 100 includes: a light-emitting element; a light-transmissive member covering the light-emitting element; and a light-diffusing agent contained in the light-transmissive member and comprising hollow particles. The light-transmissive member has a first surface having irregularities according to the light-diffusing agent. The first surface of the light-transmissive member has a convex shape with a height gradually increased from a peripheral portion of the first surface toward a central portion of the first surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: NICHIA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shoichi Kashihara, Masanobu Sato, Toshimasa Amiya
  • Patent number: 10918334
    Abstract: A wearable electrode includes: a garment including an outer member and a backing member configured to cover at least a part of an inner surface of the outer member; and an electrode unit configured to come into contact with a living body clothed in the garment to acquire a biological signal emitted by the living body and attached to an opposite side of the backing member from the outer member. The outer member and the backing member are connected to each other in a part other than a part of the backing member, to which the electrode unit is attached.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignees: NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE CORPORATION, TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Shingo Tsukada, Nahoko Kasai, Koji Sumitomo, Hiroshi Nakashima, Masanobu Sato, Toru Arakane, Yuri Hamano, Keiji Takeda, Noriko Nagai, Takashi Teshigawara
  • Publication number: 20210043441
    Abstract: A valve is closed while a cleaning liquid is fed into a tubular body of a cleaning nozzle, and a piezoelectric element applies vibrations to the cleaning liquid. This causes droplets of the cleaning liquid to be produced and discharged from a plurality of discharge holes. The droplet diameter of the discharged droplets is in the range from 15 to 200 ?m, and the distribution of the droplet diameter is such that the value of where a value of 3? does not exceed 10% of the average droplet diameter. The droplet speed is in the range from 20 to 100 meters per second, and the distribution of the droplet speed is such that the value of where a value of 3? does not exceed 10% of the average droplet speed. The droplet flow rate is not less than 10 milliliters per minute. Discharging the droplets of the cleaning liquid from the cleaning nozzle toward a substrate while satisfying these discharge conditions improves cleaning efficiency without damages to the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2020
    Publication date: February 11, 2021
    Inventor: Masanobu SATO
  • Publication number: 20210036375
    Abstract: Provided is a method that enables efficient production of a laminate for a secondary battery including an electrode and a separator that are affixed to each other while also ensuring adhesive strength between the electrode and the separator. The method of producing a laminate for a secondary battery includes: a step (A) of forming an adhesive material on an affixing surface of at least one of an electrode and a separator; a step (B) of, after step (A), conveying the electrode and the separator to an affixing start position without bringing another member into contact with the affixing surface on which the adhesive material has been formed; and a step (C) of, after step (B), affixing the electrode and the separator to each other via the affixing surface. The formed amount of the adhesive material in step (A) is not less than 0.1 g/m2 and not more than 100 g/m2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2019
    Publication date: February 4, 2021
    Applicant: ZEON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masanobu SATO, Masuhiro OONISHI, Hiroshi KOGA, Keiichiro TANAKA
  • Publication number: 20200411334
    Abstract: The disclosure provides a substrate processing apparatus that processes a surface of a substrate with a processing fluid in a supercritical state, in which the substrate is protected from the pressure fluctuation caused by partial vaporization of the processing fluid in the flow path. A substrate processing apparatus which processes a surface of a substrate with a processing fluid in a supercritical state includes a chamber housing provided therein with a processing space capable of housing the substrate and a flow path which receives the processing fluid from outside and guides the processing fluid to the processing space, and a fluid supply part which pressure-feeds the processing fluid to the flow path, wherein a plurality of bent parts which change a flow direction of the processing fluid are provided in the flow path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2020
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Applicant: SCREEN Holdings Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Noritake SUMI, Masanobu SATO, Masayuki ORISAKA, Daiki UEHARA
  • Publication number: 20200411336
    Abstract: A substrate processing apparatus processes a surface of a substrate with a processing fluid and includes a support tray in which a concave part for housing the substrate is provided on an upper surface thereof; a storage container in which a cavity is formed, wherein the support tray may be stored in a horizontal posture in the cavity; and a fluid supply part supplying the processing fluid to the cavity, wherein the storage container has a flow path which receives the processing fluid and discharges the processing fluid in a horizontal direction into the cavity from a discharge port that opens on a side wall surface of the cavity and toward the cavity, and a lower end position of the discharge port in a vertical direction is the same as or higher than a position of the upper surface of the support tray stored in the cavity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2020
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Applicant: SCREEN Holdings Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Noritake SUMI, Masanobu SATO, Masayuki ORISAKA, Daiki UEHARA
  • Patent number: 10854443
    Abstract: A valve is closed while a cleaning liquid is fed into a tubular body of a cleaning nozzle, and a piezoelectric element applies vibrations to the cleaning liquid. This causes droplets of the cleaning liquid to be produced and discharged from a plurality of discharge holes. The droplet diameter of the discharged droplets is in the range from 15 to 200 ?m, and the distribution of the droplet diameter is such that the value of where a value of 3? does not exceed 10% of the average droplet diameter. The droplet speed is in the range from 20 to 100 meters per second, and the distribution of the droplet speed is such that the value of where a value of 3? does not exceed 10% of the average droplet speed. The droplet flow rate is not less than 10 milliliters per minute. Discharging the droplets of the cleaning liquid from the cleaning nozzle toward a substrate while satisfying these discharge conditions improves cleaning efficiency without damages to the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: SCREEN Holdings Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Masanobu Sato
  • Patent number: 10835141
    Abstract: A wearable electrode includes: a garment including an outer member and a backing member configured to cover at least a part of an inner surface of the outer member; and an electrode unit configured to come into contact with a living body clothed in the garment to acquire a biological signal emitted by the living body and attached to an opposite side of the backing member from the outer member, and a core wire which can be inserted into an accommodation section formed in the electrode unit. The outer member and the backing member are connected to a part other than a part of the backing member, to which the electrode unit is attached.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shingo Tsukada, Nahoko Kasai, Koji Sumitomo, Hiroshi Nakashima, Masanobu Sato, Toru Arakane, Yuri Hamano, Takashi Teshigawara
  • Publication number: 20200331234
    Abstract: Provided is a laminate for a non-aqueous secondary battery that, in transfer of a functional layer onto a substrate for a non-aqueous secondary battery, enables easy peeling of the functional layer from a releasable substrate while also enabling good adhesion of the functional layer to the substrate for a non-aqueous secondary battery. The laminate for a non-aqueous secondary battery includes a releasable substrate and a functional layer containing a binder. The functional layer is formed in a dotted form on a surface A at one side of the releasable substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2018
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Applicant: ZEON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yasuhiro WAKIZAKA, Masanobu SATO, Hiroshi KOGA, Kouichirou MAEDA