Patents by Inventor Masanori Sato

Masanori 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: 11123709
    Abstract: To provide a molded article which can have excellent strength, can also have high durability during repeated use, and can maintain high adsorption performance even when the content of a binder resin is reduced. A molded article containing cerium oxide particles and a binder resin, wherein cerium oxide particles which has an average particle diameter of 1 to 15 ?m and in each of which a crystallite size is 40 to 200 ? are used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Mitsui Mining & Smelting Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Asuka Sasakura, Katsuhiko Hayashi, Atsushi Kurosaki, Masanori Sato, Kazuya Kinoshita, Takahito Asanuma, Seiji Moriuchi
  • Publication number: 20210287265
    Abstract: A charge calculation method executed by a processor included in a computer to execute a process, the process includes determining a degree of possibility that a virtual machine having redundant configuration exists in a plurality of virtual machines that provide a service, calculating a difference of charges for using the service before and after a first virtual machine among the plurality of virtual machines is migrated to an another location different from a location where the first virtual machine is located, and displaying the degree of possibility and the difference with respect to the service.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2021
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Applicant: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Hiroaki Arai, Masanori Yamazaki, Masahiro Sato, Yuji Wada
  • Publication number: 20210288244
    Abstract: Provided is a magnetic storage element including a stack structure which includes a fixed layer whose magnetization direction is fixed, a storage layer whose magnetization direction is reversible, and a non-magnetic layer sandwiched between the fixed layer and the storage layer. The magnetization direction has a direction along a stack direction of the stack structure, and the fixed layer or the storage layer has a region which contains at least one contained element selected from the element group consisting of B, C, N, Al, Mg, and Si at 30 atm % or more and 80 atm % or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2019
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Applicant: SONY SEMICONDUCTOR SOLUTIONS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroyuki UCHIDA, Masanori HOSOMI, Kazuhiro BESSHO, Yutaka HIGO, Yo SATO, Naoki HASE, Hiroyuki OHMORI
  • Patent number: 11115797
    Abstract: Provided is a wireless communication apparatus including an application, a communication control unit for controlling a search process for discovering at least one peripheral wireless communication apparatus and a connection process to a peripheral wireless communication apparatus, and a display control unit for generating a display screen including display of the at least one peripheral wireless communication apparatus discovered by the search process. The communication control unit starts control of the search process by start of the application, and controls the connection process to a wireless communication apparatus selected on the display screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Shinji Takae, Katsutoshi Itoh, Tomoya Yamaura, Masanori Sato, Hideyuki Suzuki
  • Patent number: 11104136
    Abstract: A method of producing a film including repeating a cycle comprised of an application step, a coat removal step and a sintering step N times (N?2), wherein relative to a liquid supply position in the (n)th (1?n?N?1) cycle coat removal step, a liquid supply position in the (n+1)th cycle coat removal step is the same or shifted in a direction approaching the center of a substrate for all n(s) and at the same time, shifted in a direction approaching the center of the substrate for at least one of the (n)s; or is the same or shifted in a direction away from the center of the substrate for all n(s) and at the same time, shifted in a direction away from the center of the substrate for at least one of the (n)s.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Masanori Sato
  • Publication number: 20210203200
    Abstract: In the present invention a rotor core is formed by multiple divided cores that are separated from one another, and side core plates that link the outer circumferential ends of the divided cores in the circumferential direction. Slits into which magnets are inserted are maintained between the divided cores. The rotor core and a rotary shaft are coupled to one another by a molded resin, and the molded resin covers protrusions which are on both sides in the circumferential direction at the inner circumferential end of each divided core.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2017
    Publication date: July 1, 2021
    Applicant: MITSUBA Corporation
    Inventors: Yuichi SHIONO, Masanori SATO, Hisashi ISHIDA, Tohru YUMOTO
  • Publication number: 20210181124
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, an inspection apparatus includes a communication interface and a processor. The communication interface acquires package information regarding a package being conveyed by a sorter that sorts the package and an operation signal generated based on an operation of an operator. The processor outputs reference information, based on past history in which inspection-result information indicating whether or not the package is a regulated-article candidate, generated based on the operation signal, and the package information are associated together, and the package information newly acquired.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2021
    Publication date: June 17, 2021
    Applicants: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA, Toshiba Infrastructure Systems & Solutions Corporation
    Inventors: Yuka WATANABE, Takuma AKAGI, Masanori SATO, Kenichi SHIMOYAMA
  • Publication number: 20210183625
    Abstract: A control method includes: (a) connecting a power supply to an electrode of an electrostatic chuck inside a chamber and applying a voltage from the power supply to the electrode; (b) after (a), switching a connection between the electrode and the power supply to a non-connection state; (c) after (b), supplying a gas into the chamber to generate plasma; and (d) measuring a potential of the electrode during (c).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2020
    Publication date: June 17, 2021
    Inventors: Toshiyuki ARAKANE, Tetsu TSUNAMOTO, Masanori SATO, Yoshinori OSAKI
  • Patent number: 11012091
    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: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignees: SONY CORPORATION, SONY SEMICONDUCTOR SOLUTIONS 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
  • Publication number: 20210086929
    Abstract: Provided is a binding device that prevents damage to binding tape including a biodegradable material as a base material. A pressing surface 106 is formed on an attachment 105 including resin, which is detachably mounted on a head 84 of a tape holding plate 83, and therefore it is possible to mount an attachment 105 of a shape and material suitable for binding tape 7 to be used. Furthermore, because the tape receiving plate 87 is formed by a rubber plate, the tape receiving plate 87 is able to absorb a shock generated by the pointed end 85 of the tape holding plate 83 entering the tape receiving plate 87. With this arrangement, it possible to prevent damage to fragile binding tape 7 including a biodegradable material as a base material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2019
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Inventors: Masanori SATO, Toru KATADA, Masahiko NODA
  • Patent number: 10919149
    Abstract: A robot has a vertical 6-axis articulated arm having an offset arm having a fifth axis and length link, and mutually linking fourth and sixth axes. The fourth and sixth axes shaft centers are parallel. The articulated arm has a head portion designated as a control point. A position and an orientation targeted to the control point is processed by an inverse transform to calculate angles of the axes. A provisional target position of the sixth axis is obtained by subtracting the link length from a target position of the sixth axis. The link length to the provisional target position is given zero to perform the inverse transform process. Processed results are evaluated. Until a difference between a calculated sixth-axis angles and provisionally decided sixth-axis angles becomes equal to or less than a predetermined value, processes started from the angle provisional decision of the sixth axis are repeatedly performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: DENSO WAVE INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Daisuke Kawase, Yuto Kawachi, Masanori Sato
  • Publication number: 20210035831
    Abstract: A substrate position detecting method, includes loading a substrate into a processing chamber such that a clean surface of the substrate faces a mounting surface of a stage provided in the processing chamber, mounting the loaded substrate on the stage, fixing the substrate to the stage, releasing the fixing of the substrate to the stage, unloading the substrate out of the processing chamber, detecting a particle distribution of particles on the clean surface of the unloaded substrate, and calculating a positional relationship between the substrate and the stage when the substrate is mounted on the stage, based on the detected particle distribution. The particles include irregularities formed at the time of contact between the clean surface of the substrate and the mounting surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2020
    Publication date: February 4, 2021
    Inventors: Toshiyuki ARAKANE, Noriiki MASUDA, Masanori SATO
  • Patent number: 10868894
    Abstract: An electronic device including circuitry configured to perform control in a manner that a Physical Layer Convergence Protocol (PLCP) header format is selected from a plurality of PLCP header formats; and append the selected PLCP header to a physical layer packet for transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takeshi Itagaki, Tomoya Yamaura, Kazuyuki Sakoda, Masanori Sato
  • Publication number: 20200382624
    Abstract: An electronic device including circuitry configured to perform control in a manner that a Physical Layer Convergence Protocol (PLCP) header format is selected from a plurality of PLCP header formats; and append the selected PLCP header to a physical layer packet for transmission.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2020
    Publication date: December 3, 2020
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Takeshi ITAGAKI, Tomoya YAMAURA, Kazuyuki SAKODA, Masanori SATO
  • Publication number: 20200353619
    Abstract: There is provided a robot control apparatus that controls a vertical articulated robot and is suitable for direct teaching. In the apparatus, an axis setting section sets operation axes and control axes from among the axes subjected to angle control, when performing the direct teaching of changing a position of the arm tip, while retaining a posture thereof at a target posture. The operation axes can be dominant factors when determining the position of the arm tip and are allowed to freely move according to an external force, and the control axes can be dominant factors when determining the posture of the arm tip and are controlled by an angle control section. When performing the direct teaching, the angle control section receives an input of current angles of the operation axes and the target posture to calculate command angles of the respective control axes according to inverse kinematics calculation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2020
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Applicant: DENSO WAVE INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Masanori SATO, Yuto KAWACHI
  • Publication number: 20200343124
    Abstract: A discharging method of removing electric charge from a substrate is provided. In the discharging method, gas is supplied into a processing chamber while the substrate is placed on an electrostatic chuck provided in the processing chamber, and direct-current (DC) voltage is applied to an attracting electrode of the electrostatic chuck, until discharge occurs in the processing chamber. After the discharge occurs, the DC voltage is adjusted to a magnitude in which an amount of charge on the substrate becomes zero or becomes in a neighborhood of zero, and the substrate is removed from the electrostatic chuck.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2020
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Inventors: Toshiyuki ARAKANE, Tetsu TSUNAMOTO, Yoshinori OSAKI, Masanori SATO
  • Patent number: 10820179
    Abstract: A control apparatus transmits a confirmation request to confirm whether a direct communication is possible to each terminal as a target of the direct communication. Each terminal confirms whether the direct communication is possible and transmits the confirmation result to the control apparatus. The control apparatus judges whether the direct communication is possible based on the confirmation result transmitted from the terminal and when judging as possible, transmits a switch request for the direct communication to the terminal side. Consequently, a situation where a communication cannot actually be established when switching to the direct communication can be avoided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masanori Sato, Katsutoshi Itoh, Hideyuki Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10813243
    Abstract: It is impossible to avoid the increase in device cost and maintenance cost in order to cool a plurality of heat sources efficiently using a natural-circulation type phase-change cooling device; therefore, a phase-change cooling device according to an exemplary aspect of the present invention includes a plurality of heat receiving units configured to hold respectively refrigerant receiving heat from a plurality of heat sources; a condensing unit configured to generate refrigerant liquid by condensing and liquefying refrigerant vapor of the refrigerant evaporated in the heat receiving units; a refrigerant vapor transport structure connecting the heat receiving units to the condensing unit and configured to transport the refrigerant vapor; and a refrigerant liquid transport structure connecting the heat receiving units to the condensing unit and configured to transport the refrigerant liquid, wherein the refrigerant liquid transport structure includes a main-liquid-pipe connected to the condensing unit, a refrig
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Akira Shoujiguchi, Minoru Yoshikawa, Masaki Chiba, Arihiro Matsunaga, Masanori Sato
  • Patent number: 10798763
    Abstract: A communications apparatus and method provide logic for establishing communications sessions in accordance with one or more connection rights. In one implementation, a communications apparatus may include a control circuit configured to establish, through an information processing apparatus, a communications session with an additional communications apparatus associated with one or more first connection rights. The established communications session may be associated with one or more second connection rights that differ from the first connection rights, and the control circuit may be further configured to generate an instruction to transmit data in accordance with the second connection rights.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Masanori Sato
  • Patent number: 10755957
    Abstract: A measurement method includes vibrating a wafer through up-and-down movement of one or more pins supporting the wafer after performing processing with gas-based plasma generated through application of high-frequency electric power while the wafer, which is placed on a stage in a processing container, is electrostatically adhered by an electro-static chuck, calculating a residual charge amount of the wafer from an induced current flowing through an attracting electrode upon the vibrating of the wafer, and calculating a voltage to be applied to the attracting electrode in response to the calculated residual charge amount of the wafer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Tokyo Electron Limited
    Inventor: Masanori Sato