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: 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
  • Publication number: 20190379350
    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: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2019
    Publication date: December 12, 2019
    Inventors: Masanori KATO, Shinya MIZOGUCHI, Yukiteru SUGAYA
  • Patent number: 10479313
    Abstract: The curtain airbag device includes: an inflator; an airbag; and a restricting member. The airbag includes an outer circumferential joining portion forming a bag body, a gas inlet portion, and a joining portion which is arranged in a region surrounded by the outer circumferential joining portion. The airbag, while being stored in a folded state, includes a roll folding portion formed by folding the bag body into a roll shape with a vehicle interior side base fabric facing outside, and a flip folding portion formed by folding back the bag body with the vehicle interior side base fabric facing inside. The restricting member includes a tip portion fixed to a lower side of a sidewall of a vehicle, and a base end portion joined to a vehicle exterior side base fabric located at the flip folding portion or an upper end portion of the roll folding portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Ashimori Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hidetaka Azuma, Kou Sasaki, Shuhei Konishi, Masanori Kato
  • Patent number: 10465101
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a pressure sensitive adhesive sheet containing, laminated in this order, a supporting substrate, a pressure sensitive adhesive layer (X), a continuous void-containing layer including a composition containing silica particles, and a pressure sensitive adhesive layer (Y), the continuous void-containing layer having a mass concentration of the silica particles of more than 60% and 100% or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignees: LINTEC CORPORATION, NIPPON PAINT INDUSTRIAL COATINGS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kiichiro Kato, Yumiko Amino, Kazue Uemura, Shigeru Saito, Masanori Kido, Shinji Nishioka, Masato Kishi
  • Publication number: 20190330214
    Abstract: The problem to be solved by the present invention is to provide a novel compound having RET inhibitory activity. The present invention also provides a pharmaceutical preparation that is useful for the prevention and/or treatment of RET-related diseases, particularly cancer, based on RET inhibitory activity. The present invention provides a compound represented by Formula (I): wherein A, R2, and X are as defined in the specification; or a salt thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2018
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Applicant: TAIHO PHARMACEUTICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Isao MIYAZAKI, Tadashi SHIMAMURA, Masanori KATO, Hidenori FUJITA, Satoru IGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20190335273
    Abstract: A correlation function having a clear peak is generated even in an environment in which an ambient noise level is high. A correlation function generation apparatus (100) includes a plurality of input signal obtaining units (101), a changing unit (102), a cross-spectrum calculator (103), a variance calculator (104), and a correlation function calculator (105). The input signal obtaining unit (101) obtains a wave generated by a wave source as an input signal. The transformer (102) obtains a plurality of frequency domain signals by transforming a plurality of input signals obtained by the plurality of input signal obtaining units. The cross-spectrum calculator (103) calculates a cross-spectrum based on the plurality of frequency domain signals. The variance calculator (104) calculates the variance of the cross-spectrum. The correlation function calculator (105) calculates and generates a correlation function based on the cross-spectrum and the variance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2017
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Applicant: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Masanori KATO, Yuzo SENDA
  • Patent number: 10439588
    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: October 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masanori Kato, Shinya Mizoguchi, Yukiteru Sugaya
  • Patent number: 10431243
    Abstract: This invention provides a signal processing apparatus for improving the speech determination accuracy in an input sound. The signal processing apparatus includes a transformer that transforms an input signal into an amplitude component signal in a frequency domain, a calculator that calculates a norm of a change in the amplitude component signal in a frequency direction, an accumulator that accumulates the norm of the change in the amplitude component signal in the frequency direction calculated by the calculator, and an analyzer that analyzes speech in the input signal in accordance with an accumulated value of the norm of the change in the amplitude component signal in the frequency direction calculated by the accumulator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masanori Kato, Akihiko Sugiyama
  • Patent number: 10399496
    Abstract: There is provided a viewing device for a vehicle, including: an imaging portion that captures an image of a rear of a vehicle from a vehicle exterior; and a display portion that carries out image processing that combines a first captured image that has been captured by the imaging portion and a second captured image that shows a vehicle cabin interior in which a vehicle rear including the vehicle cabin interior is captured from the vehicle cabin interior, such that a region of a rear side window glass becomes longer than an apparent width of the rear side window glass that is actually seen from a position of capturing the second captured image, and displays the images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOKAI-RIKA-DENKI-SEISAKUSHO
    Inventors: Masanori Kosugi, Tetsuya Egawa, Takuya Hayashi, Takashi Nagao, Naofumi Kato
  • Publication number: 20190250240
    Abstract: The present invention generates a correlation function having a clear peak even in an environment with a high ambient noise level. This correlation function generation device is provided with a plurality of input signal acquisition units for acquiring waves generated by a wave source as input signals, a conversion unit for converting the plurality of input signals acquired by the input signal acquisition units into a plurality of frequency-domain signals, a cross-spectrum calculation unit for calculating a cross spectrum on the basis of the frequency domain signals, frequency-specific cross-spectrum calculation units for calculating cross spectrums for each frequency on the basis of the cross spectrum, and an integrated correlation function calculation unit for calculating an integrated correlation function on the basis of the frequency-specific cross spectrums.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2017
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Applicant: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Masanori KATO, Yuzo SENDA
  • Patent number: 10363718
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a pressure sensitive adhesive sheet containing, laminated in this order, a supporting substrate, a pressure sensitive adhesive layer (X), a continuous void-containing layer including a composition containing fine particles (excepting silica), and a pressure sensitive adhesive layer (Y), the continuous void-containing layer having a mass concentration of the fine particles of from 45 to 100%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignees: LINTEC CORPORATION, NIPPON PAINT INDUSTRIAL COATINGS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazue Uemura, Kiichiro Kato, Shigeru Saito, Yumiko Amino, Masanori Kido, Shinji Nishioka, Masato Kishi
  • Publication number: 20190192549
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a compound having a STING agonistic activity, which may be expected to be useful as an agent for the prophylaxis or treatment of STING-related diseases. The present disclosure relates to a compound represented by the formula (I): wherein each symbol is as defined in the description, or a salt thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2018
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Inventors: MASATO YOSHIKAWA, Morihisa Saitoh, Taisuke Kato, Yayoi Yoshitomi, Tomohiro Seki, Yasuo Nakagawa, Yusuke Tominari, Masaki Seto, Yusuke Sasaki, Masanori Okaniwa, Tsuneo Oda, Akito Shibuya, Kosuke Hidaka, Zenyu Shiokawa, Shumpei Murata, Atsutoshi Okabe, Yoshihisa Nakada, Michiyo Mochizuki, Brian Scott Freeze, Taisuke Tawaraishi, Yasufumi Wada, Paul D. Greenspan
  • Patent number: 10331059
    Abstract: A developing device includes a developer holding member that holds a developer, a supplying member that supplies the developer to the developer holding member, a transport member that transports the developer while passing the developer onto the supplying member through a passing member, the transport member including a discharge unit that discharges excess developer and that is provided downstream of the passing member in a transport direction, a detecting unit that is provided upstream of the discharge unit in the transport direction and that detects a toner concentration, and a retaining member that includes a non-application portion that prevents action of a force for transporting the developer radially outward and that retains the developer in a region corresponding to the detecting unit of the transport member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masanori Kato, Tomio Ohnuki
  • Publication number: 20190189361
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a solid electrolyte capacitor, the method including: preparing a connection body including a frame and a plurality of capacitor elements, the frame including a plurality of element connection units and a coupling portion that integrally couples the plurality of element connection units with each other, the plurality of element connection units being provided along a first direction and a second direction intersecting with first direction the plurality of capacitor elements being connected to the plurality of element connection units; sealing the plurality of capacitor elements by using a sealing resin having a stripe shape that extends in the first direction; forming a groove in the sealing resin by running a blade along the second direction between the capacitor elements adjacent in the first direction; and segmenting the plurality of capacitor elements by cutting the sealing resin along a bottom surface of the groove by laser and cutting a boundary between each of the plurality of
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2019
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: MASANORI KASHIHARA, YUMIKO OSHIMA, ATSUSHI KATO, KAZUHIRO MURAKAMI
  • Publication number: 20190173448
    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: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2019
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Inventors: Masanori KATO, Syunsuke KIDO
  • Publication number: 20190143972
    Abstract: The invention provides a vehicle control system including a vehicle detector that detects a nearby vehicle with respect to an own-vehicle and an automated driving controller that automatically controls at least acceleration/deceleration of the own-vehicle such that the own-vehicle can travel along a route to a destination, wherein the automated driving controller acquires information indicating a position of a specific region in which the number of lanes decreases from map information and sets, if a relative relationship between the own-vehicle and a nearby vehicle detected by the vehicle detector satisfies a predetermined condition when the own-vehicle passes through the acquired specific region, a target speed of the own-vehicle to less than a speed of the nearby vehicle for which the relative relationship satisfies the predetermined condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2016
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Inventors: Atsushi Ishioka, Masanori Takeda, Daichi Kato
  • Publication number: 20190146054
    Abstract: This wave source direction estimation apparatus is capable of highly accurately estimating the direction of a wave source even in an environment with a high surrounding noise level, and is provided with: a plurality of input signal acquisition means for acquiring signals generated at a wave source as input signals; a correlation function calculation means for calculating correlation functions on the basis of the input signals acquired by the input signal acquisition means; an envelope function extraction means for extracting envelope functions on the basis of the calculated correlation functions; a combined envelope function calculation means for calculating a combined envelope function by combining the extracted envelope functions; and an estimated direction information generation means for generating estimated direction information about the wave source on the basis of the calculated combined envelope function.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2017
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Applicant: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Masanori KATO, Yuzo SENDA
  • Patent number: 10287105
    Abstract: A conveying apparatus includes a circulation track and a plurality of travelers movable along the circulation track under a control of a controller for conveying articles. If no preceding article-conveying traveler exists on the front side of one of the travelers planned for receiving and conveying the article detected by a detection section, the planned traveler serves as a no-article conveying traveler, and the other traveler located adjacent the planned traveler serves as an article conveying traveler.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: FUJI MACHINERY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuki Hayashi, Sayumi Kato, Masanori Hashimoto
  • Patent number: 10250214
    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: October 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masanori Kato, Syunsuke Kido
  • Publication number: 20190092776
    Abstract: The present invention provides a novel RET inhibitor comprising, as an active ingredient, a compound or a salt thereof that have not been known for their RET inhibitory activity, and also provides an agent for preventing or treating diseases (e.g., malignant tumors) that can be prevented or treated by RET inhibitory activity. The RET inhibitor comprises, as an active ingredient, a compound represented by Formula (I) below or a salts thereof: wherein A, R1 to R3, X, and n are as defined in the specification.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2018
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Applicant: TAIHO PHARMACEUTICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Isao MIYAZAKI, Tadashi SHIMAMURA, Masanori KATO, Hidenori FUJITA