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: 11551737
    Abstract: A magnetic storage element and an electronic apparatus having a reduced writing current while retaining a magnetism retention property of a storage layer. The magnetic storage element includes a spin orbit layer extending in one direction, a writing line that is electrically coupled to the spin orbit layer, and allows a current to flow in an extending direction of the spin orbit layer, a tunnel junction element including a storage layer, an insulator layer, and a magnetization fixed layer that are stacked in order on the spin orbit layer, and a non-magnetic layer having a film thickness of 2 nm or less, and disposed at any stack position between the spin orbit layer and the insulator layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Inventors: Naoki Hase, Masanori Hosomi, Yutaka Higo, Hiroyuki Ohmori, Hiroyuki Uchida, Yo Sato
  • Publication number: 20230003177
    Abstract: The present invention relates to resin compositions, fiber reinforced polymeric structures and electromagnetic induction processes for making same. Such magnetic induction processes are pulsed processes that can be optionally coupled with cooling steps between pulses. The aforementioned fiber reinforced polymeric structures can take forms that include, but are not limited to, pipes; pressure vessels, including rocket motor cases and fire extinguishers; golf club shafts; tennis and badminton racquets; skis; snowboards; hockey sticks; fishing rods; bicycle frames; boat masts; oars; paddles; baseball bats; and softball bats. In addition, such fiber reinforced polymeric structures can be supplemented with other materials, such as a rocket propellant, to form articles, for example, a rocket motor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2020
    Publication date: January 5, 2023
    Applicants: Government of the United States, represented by the Secretary of the Air Force, Government of Japan, as represented by the Commissioner of the Acquisition, Technology and Logistics, IHI Aerospace Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Gregory R. YANDEK, Takayuki EDANAGA, Seiki HASHINO, Hiroshi SATO, Masaaki SATAKE, Masanori SAKAINO
  • Patent number: 11543621
    Abstract: There is provided a camera module including a stacked lens structure including a plurality of lens substrates. The plurality of lens substrates includes a first lens substrate including a first lens that is disposed at an inner side of a through-hole formed in the first lens substrate, and a second lens substrate including a second lens that is disposed at an inner side of a through-hole formed in the second lens substrate, wherein the first lens substrate is directly bonded to the second lens substrate. The camera module further includes an electromagnetic drive unit configured to adjust a distance between the stacked lens structure and a light-receiving element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Inventors: Munekatsu Fukuyama, Hiroyasu Matsugai, Hiroyuki Itou, Suguru Saito, Keiji Ohshima, Masanori Iwasaki, Toshihiko Hayashi, Shuzo Sato, Nobutoshi Fujii, Hiroshi Tazawa, Toshiaki Shiraiwa, Yusuke Moriya, Minoru Ishida
  • Publication number: 20220402064
    Abstract: A joining device includes: a pair of pressing members disposed to face each other to sandwich joining target members from both sides in a stacking direction of the joining target members and configured to press the joining target members; and power supply members disposed on one or both sides in the stacking direction of the joining target members to sandwich a pressing target portion of the joining target members by the pressing members and configured to come into contact with and supply power to the joining target members. The power supply members are provided at positions not overlapping the pressing members in the stacking direction of the joining target members, and the pressing members press the joining target members while the power supply members supply power to the joining target members, thereby generating resistance heat in the pressing target portion and joining the joining target members.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2022
    Publication date: December 22, 2022
    Inventors: Kojiro YAMAGUCHI, Yoshihito FUKU, Motonori MORIWAKI, Tomoyuki IWAMOTO, Masanori NAKAI, Naoki UJIHIRA, Hiroki SATO, Yasunari MIYAMOTO, Yudai KOBATAKE
  • Publication number: 20220397318
    Abstract: A flow path switch is provided with a first opening to a fourth opening. A discharge side of a compressor is connected to the first opening. A first end of a first heat exchange unit is connected to the fourth opening. A first end of the second inner flow path is connected to the second opening. A first branching portion is connected to a first end of the second valve and the third opening. When an operation mode of an air conditioning apparatus is a first mode, the second valve is open, the first opening is connected to the fourth opening, and the second opening is connected to the third opening. When the operation mode of the air conditioning apparatus is a second mode, the second valve is closed, the first opening is connected to the third opening, and the second opening is connected to the fourth opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2020
    Publication date: December 15, 2022
    Inventors: Masanori SATO, Wahei SHINGU
  • Publication number: 20220397301
    Abstract: An air-conditioning apparatus includes a casing provided with an air inlet through which air is sucked and an air outlet through which the air is blown out, a plurality of heat exchangers being connected in parallel, and causing heat exchange to be performed between the air sucked from the air inlet and refrigerant, a plurality of fans each sending the air to a corresponding one of the plurality of heat exchangers, and a controller configured to control the plurality of fans so that they have different rotational speeds.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2020
    Publication date: December 15, 2022
    Inventors: Ryuichi NAGATA, Masanori SATO, Yusuke TASHIRO
  • Patent number: 11517603
    Abstract: The present invention provides a preventing or improving agent that can favorably promote bone formation, is effective in preventing or improving osteoporosis or a decrease in bone strength, has high safety, and is suitable for long-term continuous ingestion or administration, by forming a bone remodeling accelerator comprising one or more kinds selected from the group consisting of flavanone and a glycoside thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Inventors: Masakazu Miura, Tatsuo Takahashi, Hirokazu Suzuki, Yukio Kawata, Shoko Kitade, Mako Takenaka, Masanori Ohmoto, Yuki Sato
  • Patent number: 11507987
    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: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Inventors: Hiroaki Arai, Masanori Yamazaki, Masahiro Sato, Yuji Wada
  • Publication number: 20220369294
    Abstract: There is provided a communication device that determines a wireless resource for a downlink without performing signaling between a base station and a terminal. A communication device includes a communication unit that transmits and receives a wireless signal, and a wireless resource determination unit that determines a wireless resource used for transmission and reception. The wireless resource determination unit determines, in a communication system including a base station and a terminal, on the basis of a common rule between the base station and the terminal, a plurality of candidates for the wireless resource to be used for downlink communication in the slot for each terminal, and then selects the plurality of candidates for each terminal one by one in such a manner that wireless resources do not overlap between the terminals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2020
    Publication date: November 17, 2022
  • Publication number: 20220355978
    Abstract: A packaging container for transporting ceramic substrates according to the present embodiment includes a bottom portion in a rectangular shape, and four side portions connected to four edges of the bottom portion respectively. Side protrusions having a height of 2 mm or more and protruding inward are provided on at least two opposite side portions among the four side portions. The bottom portion is provided with a bottom protrusion having a height of 2 mm or more and protruding inward.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2022
    Publication date: November 10, 2022
    Inventors: Masanori HOSHINO, Hiromasa KATO, Hideki SATO
  • Patent number: 11489688
    Abstract: [Object] To improve the reliability by using an acknowledgement response while using radio resources efficiently in multicast transmission over wireless transmission. [Solution] A plurality of wireless communication devices included in a multicast group, when receiving a data frame, transmit simultaneously an acknowledgement response of multicast using spatial multiplexing in response to an acknowledgement request from a transmission source. On the other hand, a wireless communication device of the transmission source decomposes the acknowledgement responses simultaneously received into the original individual acknowledgement responses and restores them using signal processing based on information on a channel with each wireless communication device of a transmission destination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Inventors: Takeshi Itagaki, Tomoya Yamaura, Masanori Sato
  • Patent number: 11485854
    Abstract: A thermoplastic resin composition includes: a polycarbonate resin (I); a specific graft copolymer (II); a vinyl copolymer (III); an inorganic filler (IV); and a phosphate ester compound (V). The vinyl-based copolymer (III) has a weight average molecular weight of 110,000 or less. A ratio of a melt flow rate of the vinyl-based copolymer (III) to a melt flow rate of the polycarbonate resin (I) is 7 or more and 12 or less. A blending amount of the phosphoric acid ester-based compound (V) is 1 to 10 parts by weight with respect to 100 parts by weight of a total amount of (I) to (IV).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Takashi Ueda, Masanori Kobayashi, Daisuke Sato
  • Patent number: 11479561
    Abstract: Novel tetrahydroisoquinoline derivative compounds are disclosed herein that may be used as an active ingredient for a pharmaceutical composition, and in particular, for a pharmaceutical composition useful for preventing or treating a disease or condition responsive to modulation of the contractility of the skeletal sarcomere. This may be accomplished, for example, by modulation of the troponin complex of the fast skeletal muscle sarcomere through one or more of fast skeletal myosin, actin, tropomyosin, troponin C, troponin I, and troponin T, and fragments and isoforms thereof. The tetrahydroisoquinoline derivative compounds can thus be used as an agent for preventing or treating 1) neuromuscular disorders, 2) disorders of voluntary muscle, 3) CNS disorders in which muscle weakness, atrophy, and fatigue are prominent symptoms, 4) muscle symptoms stemming from systemic disorders, and 5) dysfunctions of pelvic floor and urethral/anal sphincter muscle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: Cytokinetics, Incorporated
    Inventors: Ippei Sato, Takashi Kamikubo, Masanori Miura, Yuji Matsushima, Hiroaki Tanaka, Yasuhiro Shiina, Susumu Yamaki, Tomoyuki Saito, Hiroshi Kiyohara, Munemichi Ohe, Kayoko Mihara, Bradley Paul Morgan, Fady Malik, Scott Emile Collibee, Luke Ashcraft, Pu-Ping Lu, Jeffrey Michael Warrington, Marc Garard
  • Patent number: 11478934
    Abstract: There is provided a method and an apparatus for controlling a robot arm. In this control scheme, a position error indicating a deviation between a command position, which is a control target position, and a current position, which is a position where the arm of the robot is currently located, is acquired. When the acquired position error exceeds a threshold, a new corrected command position between the current position and the command position is set. After the arm of the robot is moved to the corrected command position, a new corrected command position reset between the corrected command position serving as a new current position and the command position. Reconfiguration of a corrected command position is iterated until a current position of the robot arm becomes equal to the command position so that movement of the robot arm is achieved from the current position to the command position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Inventors: Masanori Sato, Yuto Kawachi
  • Patent number: 11472027
    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: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Inventors: Masanori Sato, Yuto Kawachi
  • Publication number: 20220324907
    Abstract: The compounds of the present invention are represented by the following compounds having Formula I and Formula (I?): where the substituents R1, R2, R2?, R3, R4, R5, R?, R?, X, Y, and Z are as defined herein and where the substituents R1, R2, R3, R4, R5, R?, R?, X, Y, and Z are as defined herein. These compounds are used in the treatment of bacterial infections, parasite infections, fungal infections, cancer, immunologic disorders, autoimmune disorders, neurodegenerative diseases and disorders, inflammatory disorders, or muscular dystrophy or for providing immunosuppression for transplanted organs or tissues.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2018
    Publication date: October 13, 2022
    Inventors: Gang LIN, Carl NATHAN, Laura KIRKMAN, Wenhu ZHAN, Trevor MORGAN, Kenjiro SATO, Ryoma HARA, Masanori KAWASAKI, Toshihiro IMAEDA, Akinori TOITA, Rei OKAMOTO, Takafumi YUKAWA, Kazuyoshi ASO, Tzu-Tshin WONG, John D. GINN, Michael A. FOLEY
  • Patent number: 11462431
    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: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: Tokyo Electron Limited
    Inventors: Toshiyuki Arakane, Tetsu Tsunamoto, Yoshinori Osaki, Masanori Sato
  • Patent number: 11462681
    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: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Uchida, Masanori Hosomi, Kazuhiro Bessho, Yutaka Higo, Yo Sato, Naoki Hase, Hiroyuki Ohmori
  • Patent number: 11454836
    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: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: VIA MECHANICS, LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuya Matsumoto, Kazuo Watanabe, Atsushi Sakamoto, Masanori Sato, Mitsuru Kato, Masaru Kikuchi
  • Patent number: 11456199
    Abstract: In a measurement method, a terminal is brought into contact with an electrode in an electrostatic chuck in contact with a substrate that is grounded. Further, the terminal, the electrostatic chuck and the substrate are fixed, and a current value and a voltage value are measured using an ammeter and a voltmeter, respectively, that are connected to the terminal. In addition, whether or not the terminal and the electrode are electrically connected is determined from a slope of the current value and/or a peak current value based on the measured current value and the voltage value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Inventors: Ryusei Kashimura, Masanori Sato, Tetsu Tsunamoto