Patents by Inventor Masanori Kato

Masanori 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: 10739699
    Abstract: A developing device includes a developer carrier that carries a developer to be supplied to an image carrier that forms an electrostatic latent image, a supply unit that supplies the developer containing toner and a carrier to the developer carrier by transporting the developer while agitating the developer along a circulation path formed through rotation of each of plural rotary members, and a delivery unit that receives a collected developer, which is the developer collected from the developer carrier, transports the collected developer by another rotary member different from the plural rotary members of the supply unit, and delivers the collected developer to the circulation path of the supply unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masanori Kato, Shinichi Kuramoto, Yoshifumi Ozaki, Tomoyuki Yoshii, Yoshitaka Nakajima, Norihiro Tamazawa
  • Patent number: 10729737
    Abstract: The objective of the present invention is to provide a safe muscle-enhancing agent by which a muscle mass and muscular strength can be effectively increased or maintained and by which a decrease of a muscle mass and muscular strength can be suppressed, a muscle-enhancing composition containing the muscle-enhancing agent, and a method for enhancing muscle by using the muscle-enhancing agent or muscle-enhancing composition. The muscle-enhancing agent according to the present invention is characterized in comprising an extract derived from lemon myrtle as an active ingredient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: KANEKA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shinichi Honda, Shinichi Yokota, Mineko Ogura, Masanori Kato
  • Patent number: 10727805
    Abstract: A filter includes two series arm resonators electrically connected in series between two input/output terminals, a parallel arm resonator electrically connected between a ground and a series arm between the two series arm resonators, an inductor electrically connected in parallel to the two series arm resonators, and a matching circuit electrically connected between one of the two series arm resonators and one of the input/output terminals, wherein the two series arm resonators and the parallel arm resonator define a pass band of a bandpass filter, the two series arm resonators and the inductor define an LC resonant circuit, respective anti-resonant frequencies of each of the two series arm resonators and a resonant frequency of the parallel arm resonator are located in a pass band of the LC resonant circuit, and a resonant frequency of the LC resonant circuit is lower than the resonant frequency of the parallel arm resonator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masanori Kato, Syunsuke Kido
  • Publication number: 20200228094
    Abstract: A hybrid filter device (1) includes an acoustic wave device (AD) that includes an acoustic wave resonator and a passive device (PD) that includes an inductor element or an inductor element and a capacitance element. At least one of the acoustic wave device (AD) and the passive device (PD) is mounted on a substrate (20) of the hybrid filter device (1) and the acoustic wave device (AD) and the passive device (PD) are electrically connected to each other. The acoustic wave device (AD) overlaps the passive device (PD) when the hybrid filter device (1) is viewed in a direction perpendicular to one main surface (20a) of the substrate (20).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2020
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Inventor: Masanori KATO
  • Publication number: 20200205399
    Abstract: An object is to achieve cryopreservation that yields no or few dead cells and that ensures good quality. A composition for cryopreservation in accordance with an aspect of the present invention is a composition for cryopreservation of cells, and contains a fatty acid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2018
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Inventors: Jin Chang SHAO, Shunsuke TANIGAWA, Masanori NAKASA, Yukio KATO, Koichiro TSUJI, Akihiro OHISO
  • Publication number: 20200212866
    Abstract: A filter circuit that secures the steepness from a pass range to an attenuation range while maintaining a wide-band transmission characteristic and a filter device including this filter circuit are formed. A filter circuit includes a first filter and a second filter. The first filter is a filter including an LC circuit in which a first frequency band is a pass band and a frequency band not higher than the first frequency band is an attenuation band. The second filter is a filter that attenuates a second frequency band within the first frequency band by using an attenuation pole produced by a resonance or an antiresonance of an acoustic wave resonator. Further, the first filter is placed closer to an antenna terminal than the second filter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2019
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Inventors: Hiroshi MATSUBARA, Masanori KATO, Syunsuke KIDO
  • Patent number: 10680579
    Abstract: A transmission filter in a high frequency module includes serial arm resonators electrically connected in series to a serial arm electrically connecting a shared terminal and a transmission terminal, parallel arm resonators each electrically connected in series to each of parallel arms electrically connecting the serial arm and a ground, a first inductor electrically connected between the ground and a connection end electrically connecting at least the two parallel arm resonators of the parallel arm resonators, and a second inductor electrically connected between the ground and one parallel arm resonator different from the at least two parallel arm resonators of the parallel arm resonators. The second inductor is electromagnetic field coupled to at least one of an antenna side matching element, a transmission side matching element, and a portion of the serial arm in the transmission filter. The first and second inductors obstruct electromagnetic field coupling therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masanori Kato, Shinya Mizoguchi, Yukiteru Sugaya
  • Publication number: 20200177154
    Abstract: A filter device having a pass band and a stop band on a lower frequency side than the pass band includes a filter having a pass band including the pass band, a series arm resonator connected in series to the filter, a first inductor directly connected in series to the series arm resonator, and a parallel arm resonator connected between a node on a path connecting the filter and the series arm resonator and the ground. The parallel arm resonator constitutes a resonance circuit having a resonant frequency at which an attenuation pole corresponding to a high frequency end of the first stop band, and the series arm resonator and the inductor constitute a resonance circuit having an anti-resonant frequency on a lower frequency side than the pass band and having a sub-resonant frequency higher than a resonant frequency of the resonance circuit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2019
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Inventors: Keisuke NISHIO, Syunsuke KIDO, Masanori KATO, Hiroshi MATSUBARA
  • Publication number: 20200139855
    Abstract: A sliding device includes a fixed rail, a movable rail, a shutter to close an opening of the fixed rail, an engaging body including a pressed portion, an engaged portion, a resilient element, and a pressing portion provided to the movable rail or the shutter. The shutter is slidable relative to the fixed rail by receiving a force from the movable rail. The engaging body is provided to one of the shutter and the fixed rail, and the engaged portion is provided to the other. The engaging body is displaceable between an engaged position where it is engageable with the engaged portion and a disengaged position displaced from the engaged position. The resilient element produces a resilient force maintaining the engaging body in the engaged position. The pressing portion contacts with the pressed portion when the movable rail slides, thus displacing the engaging body to the disengaged position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2019
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Applicants: TOYOTA BOSHOKU KABUSHIKI KAISHA, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Haruo KATO, Eiichiro TSUJI, Hiromitsu SUZUKI, Masaharu NAKAMURA, Masanori FUKUOKA, Tomoya TAKEUCHI
  • Patent number: 10613454
    Abstract: A developing device includes: a container for accommodating developer, the container having an exhaust port; and a merging section where airflows directed from the interior of the container to the exhaust port join together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ayumi Noguchi, Shinichi Kuramoto, Norihiro Tamazawa, Yoshitaka Nakajima, Tomoyuki Yoshii, Masanori Kato, Ryota Tomishi
  • Publication number: 20200105482
    Abstract: A switch device includes an operation switch including a switch knob formed integrally with a recess configured to allow a finger to be inserted. The operation switch includes a detector configured to detect a change in a physical amount caused by operation of the switch knob.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2017
    Publication date: April 2, 2020
    Inventors: Masanori KOSUGI, Naofumi KATO
  • Publication number: 20200096901
    Abstract: A developing device includes: a container for accommodating developer, the container having an exhaust port; and a merging section where airflows directed from the interior of the container to the exhaust port join together.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2019
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ayumi NOGUCHI, Shinichi KURAMOTO, Norihiro TAMAZAWA, Yoshitaka NAKAJIMA, Tomoyuki YOSHII, Masanori KATO, Ryota TOMISHI
  • Patent number: 10591843
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an image carrier that holds an image, a developer carrier that holds a developer to be supplied to the image carrier, a transport member that transports the developer in an axial direction of the developer carrier, and a restraint member that restrains the developer, which has scattered as a result of being transported by the transport member, from moving toward the developer carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kenta Urayama, Masanori Kato, Tomoyuki Yoshii, Fumiyuki Honda, Shiho Matsuda, Yoshitaka Nakajima, Junichi Uchiyama, Norihiro Tamazawa, Yoshifumi Ozaki
  • Publication number: 20200052672
    Abstract: A filter having a pass band includes a series circuit in which a series arm resonator and a first inductor are connected in series with each other and which forms at least part of a signal path R connecting a first input/output terminal and a second input/output terminal and a parallel arm resonator connected between one end of the series circuit and a ground. The series circuit becomes inductive in the pass band. An anti-resonant frequency of the series arm resonator is higher than a frequency at a higher-frequency end of the pass band. A resonant frequency of the parallel arm resonator is higher than the anti-resonant frequency of the series arm resonator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2019
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Inventor: Masanori KATO
  • Publication number: 20200028490
    Abstract: A filter includes a series arm resonator that defines at least a portion of a signal path connected between first and second terminals, a parallel arm resonator including one end that is grounded, a first inductor including one end that is connected to one end of the series arm resonator and another end that is connected to another end of the parallel arm resonator, and a second inductor including one end that is connected to another end of the series arm resonator and another end that is connected to the other end of the parallel arm resonator. A relative band width of the parallel arm resonator is smaller than a relative band width of the series arm resonator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2019
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Inventor: Masanori KATO
  • Publication number: 20200014370
    Abstract: A hybrid multiplexer includes a filter configured to allow a high-frequency signal of an HB to pass therethrough, and a filter configured to allow a high-frequency signal of an MB to pass therethrough, in which the filter includes a matching circuit, a first resonance circuit defined by one of an LPF and an HPF, and a second resonance circuit defined by the other of the LPF and the HPF, the LPF includes an inductor and a parallel arm resonator, the HPF includes a serial arm resonator and an inductor, and a resonant frequency of the parallel arm resonator and an anti-resonant frequency of the serial arm resonator are both located between a frequency at a low-band end of the HB and a frequency at a high-band end of the HB.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2019
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Inventors: Hiroshi MATSUBARA, Masanori KATO, Syunsuke KIDO
  • Publication number: 20200004057
    Abstract: A laser processing apparatus disclosed in the present application includes: an optical deflection unit capable of changing a deflection direction of and outgoing energy of an incoming laser pulse by changes of a frequency of and an amplitude of a driving signal to be supplied; and a control unit configured to supply driving signals with amplitudes corresponding to respective frequencies. In a laser processing apparatus configured to process a workpiece by leading outgoing laser pulse of the optical deflection unit to the workpiece and irradiating the workpiece with the laser pulse, as the amplitude corresponding to each of the frequencies, the control unit supplies an amplitude having the ratio that is close to the lowest ratio among ratios of the outgoing energy with respect to the incoming energy of the laser pulse at an amplitude having the largest outgoing energy of the optical deflection unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2019
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Applicant: Via Mechanics, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuya MATSUMOTO, Kazuo WATANABE, Atsushi SAKAMOTO, Masanori SATO, Mitsuru KATO, Masaru KIKUCHI
  • Publication number: 20200007106
    Abstract: A filter includes a resonant circuit defining at least a portion of a signal path connected between a first terminal and a second terminal, an elastic wave resonator including one end that is grounded, a first inductor including one end connected to one end of the resonant circuit and another end connected to another end of the elastic wave resonator, and a second inductor including one end connected to another end of the resonant circuit and another end connected to the other end of the elastic wave resonator. The resonant circuit is an LC series resonant circuit in which a third inductor and first and second capacitors are connected in series with each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2019
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Inventors: Masanori KATO, Minoru IWANAGA, Hiroshi MATSUBARA
  • Publication number: 20190393898
    Abstract: LDPC coding is executed using a check matrix of an LDPC code whose code length is 736 bits and whose code rate is 1/4, and modulation is executed using a repetition unit that has an LDPC code obtained by the LDPC coding, repeatedly arranged therein. The LDPC code includes information bits and parity bits, the check matrix includes an information matrix portion corresponding to the information bits and a parity matrix portion corresponding to the parity bits, the parity matrix portion has a stepwise structure, the information matrix portion is indicated by a check matrix initial value table, and the check matrix initial value table is a predetermined table indicating positions of elements of “1” of the information matrix portion for each eight columns. This technique is applicable to, for example, information transmission using the LDPC code.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2018
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Applicants: Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation, Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Seiji KOBAYASHI, Masanori SATO, Nabil LOGHIN, Toshihiro FUJIKI, Ryoji IKEGAYA, Hiroyuki KAMATA, Yusuke YONEYAMA, Kimiya KATO, Akira ENDO, Sawako KIRIYAMA, Hiroyuki MITA, Hideshi MOTOYAMA, Hiroshi AOKI, Daisuke KAWAKAMI
  • Patent number: 10515650
    Abstract: A signal processing apparatus, for processing sounds collected in an environment where a target sound and an interfering sound are mixed in order to estimate a diffuse interfering sound accurately, is provided. The signal processing apparatus includes phase difference calculating means and generating means. The phase difference calculating means calculates a phase difference between the first input signal and the second input signal. The first input signal is generated based on the first input sound which is input in the environment where the target sound and the interfering sound are mixed. The second input signal is generated based on the second input sound which is input in the environment. The generating means generates an estimated interfering sound signal, based on the phase difference and the first input signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masanori Kato, Akihiko Sugiyama