Patents by Inventor Masao Sakamoto

Masao Sakamoto 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).

  • Publication number: 20210183196
    Abstract: Provided is a paper sheet processing device that is capable of efficiently distinguishing and processing banknotes to be distinguished. This paper sheet processing device is provided with: an identification unit that identifies serial numbers added to paper sheets; and a control unit that executes identification of the paper sheets on the basis of the serial numbers identified by the identification unit, and a serial number list which includes the serial numbers and additional information associated with at least one of the serial numbers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2018
    Publication date: June 17, 2021
    Inventors: Masao SAKAMOTO, Keisuke NADA, Yoshikatsu MIZUSHIMA, Mitsushi NAGAO, Minoru HIGASHIYAMA
  • Patent number: 10801545
    Abstract: A bearing system includes a stationary element, a housing, a shaft, a first and second thrust collars, a first and second bearing units, and a mechanical component. The housing includes a first end portion and a second end portion contacting the stationary element. The shaft and second thrust collar are disposed within the housing. The first and second thrust collars are spaced apart from each other and coupled to the shaft. The first bearing unit is disposed between the first thrust collar and a first side of second thrust collar. The first bearing unit contacts the first thrust collar and coupled to the first end portion. The second bearing unit is disposed between a second side of second thrust collar and second end portion. The second bearing unit contacts second thrust collar. The mechanical component extends along the shaft and contacts the second bearing unit and second end portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: BAKER HUGHES OILFIELD OPERATIONS, LLC
    Inventors: Adolfo Delgado Marquez, Jeremy Daniel Van Dam, Stephen Masao Sakamoto, Rene Jose Garcia
  • Publication number: 20200302726
    Abstract: A sheet processing apparatus in the present invention operates in a self-service mode, in which a user does not receive operation support provided by an operation assistant, and a non-self-service mode, in which the user receives the operation support. The sheet processing apparatus includes an inlet that takes in sheets in a deposit process, a transport section that transports the sheets taken in from the inlet, storage sections that store the sheets transported by the transport section, and a control section that causes the transport section in such a way as to transport the sheets to the storage sections on a basis of storage conditions for storing the sheets in the storage sections. The control section changes the storage conditions for at least one of the storage sections between the self-service mode and the non-self-service mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2020
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Inventor: Masao SAKAMOTO
  • Patent number: 10424988
    Abstract: An electric submersible pump is provided which has improved vibrational characteristics relative to conventional electric submersible pumps. The improved electric submersible pumps comprise an electric motor mechanically coupled to a pumping section. The improved vibrational characteristics of the electric submersible pump are attributed to the presence of one or more rotor bearings selected from the group consisting of herringbone patterned rotor bearings, pressure dam rotor bearings, circumferential groove rotor bearings, and combinations of two or more of any of the foregoing rotor bearings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Adolfo Delgado Marquez, Jeremy Daniel Van Dam, Ken Ivcar Salas Nobrega, Stephen Masao Sakamoto, Robert Lee Marvel, III
  • Publication number: 20190093196
    Abstract: The present invention provides first generation Ni-based directionally solidified alloy containing none of Co and Re, which has excellent TMF characteristics, creep property and environment-resistant characteristics, and is superior in cost performance in practical use. The Ni-based directionally solidified alloy according to one embodiment of the present invention consists of Cr: 6% by mass or more and 12% by mass or less; Mo: 0.4% by mass or more and 3.0% by mass or less; W: 6% by mass or more and 10% by mass or less; Al: 4.0% by mass or more and 6.5% by mass or less; Nb: 0% by mass or more and 1% by mass or less; Ta: 8% by mass or more and 12% by mass or less; Hf: 0% by mass or more and 0.15% by mass or less; Si: 0.01% by mass or more and 0.2% by mass or less; Zr: 0% by mass or more and 0.04% by mass or less; B: 0.01% by mass or more and 0.03% by mass or less; and C: 0.01% by mass or more and 0.3% by mass or less, and a balance of Ni and inevitable impurities.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2017
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Applicant: NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR MATERIALS SCIENCE
    Inventors: Kyoko KAWAGISHI, Hiroshi HARADA, Tadaharu YOKOKAWA, Yutaka KOIZUMI, Toshiharu KOBAYASHI, Masao SAKAMOTO, Michinari YUYAMA
  • Patent number: 10151341
    Abstract: A system for distributing an axial load between load-limiting thrust bearing units is disclosed. The system includes a shaft disposed at least partially within a housing. Further, the system includes a first thrust collar and a second thrust collar axially spaced apart from each other and coupled to the shaft. The first thrust collar and/or the second thrust collar are disposed within the housing. The system further includes a first bearing unit disposed between the first thrust collar and a first side of the second thrust collar. The first bearing unit is disposed proximate to the first thrust collar. Further, the system includes a second bearing unit disposed proximate to a second side opposite to the first side of the second thrust collar. The system further includes a mechanical component disposed between the first bearing unit and the second bearing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Adolfo Delgado Marquez, Jeremy Daniel Van Dam, Stephen Masao Sakamoto, Rene Jose Garcia
  • Patent number: 10026251
    Abstract: Burden on users is reduced. A setting unit is configured to set information about the use environment concerning a use environment in which a money handling apparatus is used. A transport unit is configured to transport money. A recognition unit is configured to recognize a kind of the money. A control unit is configured to control transporting of the money by the transport unit, according to a recognition result for the money by the recognition unit. Further, the control unit controls transporting of the money according to the information about the use environment that is set by the setting unit, in a case where a kind, of the money, recognized by the recognition unit corresponds to a predetermined specific kind.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: GLORY LTD.
    Inventor: Masao Sakamoto
  • Patent number: 9816161
    Abstract: Provided is a Ni-based single crystal superalloy containing 6% by mass or more and 12% by mass or less of Cr, 0.4% by mass or more and 3.0% by mass or less of Mo, 6% by mass or more and 10% by mass or less of W, 4.0% by mass or more and 6.5% by mass or less of Al, 0% by mass or more and 1% by mass or less of Nb, 8% by mass or more and 12% by mass or less of Ta, 0% by mass or more and 0.15% by mass or less of Hf, 0.01% by mass or more and 0.2% by mass or less of Si, and 0% by mass or more and 0.04% by mass or less of Zr, and optionally containing at least one element selected from B, C, Y, La, Ce, and V, with a balance being Ni and inevitable impurities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignees: MITSUBISHI HITACHI POWER SYSTEMS, LTD., NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR MATERIALS SCIENCE
    Inventors: Kyoko Kawagishi, Hiroshi Harada, Tadaharu Yokokawa, Yutaka Koizumi, Toshiharu Kobayashi, Masao Sakamoto, Michinari Yuyama, Masaki Taneike, Ikuo Okada, Sachio Shimohata, Hidetaka Oguma, Ryota Okimoto, Keizo Tsukagoshi, Yoshitaka Uemura, Junichiro Masada, Shunsuke Torii
  • Publication number: 20170270737
    Abstract: Burden on users is reduced. A setting unit is configured to set information about the use environment concerning a use environment in which a money handling apparatus is used. A transport unit is configured to transport money. A recognition unit is configured to recognize a kind of the money. A control unit is configured to control transporting of the money by the transport unit, according to a recognition result for the money by the recognition unit. Further, the control unit controls transporting of the money according to the information about the use environment that is set by the setting unit, in a case where a kind, of the money, recognized by the recognition unit corresponds to a predetermined specific kind.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2017
    Publication date: September 21, 2017
    Inventor: Masao SAKAMOTO
  • Publication number: 20170058907
    Abstract: A system for distributing an axial load between load-limiting thrust bearing units is disclosed. The system includes a shaft disposed at least partially within a housing. Further, the system includes a first thrust collar and a second thrust collar axially spaced apart from each other and coupled to the shaft. The first thrust collar and/or the second thrust collar are disposed within the housing. The system further includes a first bearing unit disposed between the first thrust collar and a first side of the second thrust collar. The first bearing unit is disposed proximate to the first thrust collar. Further, the system includes a second bearing unit disposed proximate to a second side opposite to the first side of the second thrust collar. The system further includes a mechanical component disposed between the first bearing unit and the second bearing unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2015
    Publication date: March 2, 2017
    Inventors: Adolfo Delgado Marquez, Jeremy Daniel Van Dam, Stephen Masao Sakamoto, Rene Jose Garcia
  • Publication number: 20160356275
    Abstract: A bearing system includes a stationary element, a housing, a shaft, a first and second thrust collars, a first and second bearing units, and a mechanical component. The housing includes a first end portion and a second end portion contacting the stationary element. The shaft and second thrust collar are disposed within the housing. The first and second thrust collars are spaced apart from each other and coupled to the shaft. The first bearing unit is disposed between the first thrust collar and a first side of second thrust collar. The first bearing unit contacts the first thrust collar and coupled to the first end portion. The second bearing unit is disposed between a second side of second thrust collar and second end portion. The second bearing unit contacts second thrust collar. The mechanical component extends along the shaft and contacts the second bearing unit and second end portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2015
    Publication date: December 8, 2016
    Inventors: Adolfo Delgado Marquez, Jeremy Daniel Van Dam, Jr., Stephen Masao Sakamoto, Rene Jose Garcia
  • Patent number: 9189909
    Abstract: To provide a banknote handling apparatus (1) capable of reducing a waiting time of a customer, as compared with a case in which a general banknote replenishing operation is performed when a banknote to be dispensed falls short in a dispensing process. The banknote handling apparatus (1) includes a memory unit (32) configured to record the stored-number of banknotes stored in the banknote handling apparatus (1) by denomination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: GLORY LTD.
    Inventors: Isao Miki, Masao Sakamoto
  • Publication number: 20150197833
    Abstract: Provided is a Ni-based single crystal superalloy containing 6% by mass or more and 12% by mass or less of Cr, 0.4% by mass or more and 3.0% by mass or less of Mo, 6% by mass or more and 10% by mass or less of W, 4.0% by mass or more and 6.5% by mass or less of Al, 0% by mass or more and 1% by mass or less of Nb, 8% by mass or more and 12% by mass or less of Ta, 0% by mass or more and 0.15% by mass or less of Hf, 0.01% by mass or more and 0.2% by mass or less of Si, and 0% by mass or more and 0.04% by mass or less of Zr, and optionally containing at least one element selected from B, C, Y, La, Ce, and V, with a balance being Ni and inevitable impurities.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2013
    Publication date: July 16, 2015
    Inventors: Kyoko Kawagishi, Hiroshi Harada, Tadaharu Yokokawa, Yutaka Koizumi, Toshiharu Kobayashi, Masao Sakamoto, Michinari Yuyama, Masaki Taneike, Ikuo Okada, Sachio Shimohata, Hidetaka Oguma, Ryota Okimoto, Keizo Tsukagoshi, Yoshitaka Uemura, Junichiro Masada, Shunsuke Torii
  • Patent number: 8958904
    Abstract: A banknote handling apparatus includes: a first winding storage unit; a second storage unit; a transport unit; a recognition unit; and a control unit. The first storage unit stores the banknotes, while providing a mark associated with inventory amount information of the first storage unit. To perform a reconciliation process for the first storage unit, the control unit allows some of the banknotes stored in the first storage unit to be fed from the first storage unit, based on the mark, for recognition by the recognition unit, and determines an inventory amount of the first storage unit based on a result of the recognition and the inventory amount information associated with the mark.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Glory Ltd.
    Inventors: Masao Sakamoto, Youhei Kamada, Yuya Kataoka, Masao Okamura
  • Patent number: 8900512
    Abstract: The Ni-based single crystal alloy disclosed here is a single crystal and has a chemical composition containing, as % by mass, Co: 8 to 12%, Cr: 5 to 7.5%, Mo: 0.2 to 1.2%, W: 5 to 7%, Al: 5 to 6.5%, Ta: 8 to 12%. Hf: 0.01 to 0.2%, Re: 2 to 4%, Si: 0.005 to 0.1%, with the balance of Ni and inevitable impurities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignees: National Institute for Materials Science, Mitsubishi Heavy Indsutries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Harada, Tadaharu Yokokawa, Yutaka Koizumi, Toshiharu Kobayashi, Masao Sakamoto, Kyoko Kawagishi, Ikuo Okada, Hidataka Oguma, Taiji Torigoe, Masaki Taneike, Eisaku Ito, Junichiro Masada, Keizo Tsukagoshi, Hidemichi Koyabu
  • Patent number: 8857597
    Abstract: A banknote handling apparatus recognizes and handles banknotes. The banknote handling apparatus includes a depositing unit, a dispensing unit, a plurality of banknote storing units, a transport unit, a recognition unit, and a control unit. The banknote handling apparatus further includes a portion for an optional attachment to which an escrow unit temporarily storing the banknotes in a process of the handling is selectively attachable. The control unit includes an option control unit performing control corresponding to an attached state of the escrow unit and control corresponding to an unattached state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Glory Ltd.
    Inventor: Masao Sakamoto
  • Publication number: 20140300231
    Abstract: An electric submersible pump is provided which has improved vibrational characteristics relative to conventional electric submersible pumps. The improved electric submersible pumps comprise an electric motor mechanically coupled to a pumping section. The improved vibrational characteristics of the electric submersible pump are attributed to the presence of one or more rotor bearings selected from the group consisting of herringbone patterned rotor bearings, pressure dam rotor bearings, circumferential groove rotor bearings, and combinations of two or more of any of the foregoing rotor bearings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2013
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Applicant: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Adolfo Delgado Marquez, Jeremy Daniel Van Dam, Ken Ivcar Salas Nobrega, Stephen Masao Sakamoto, Robert Lee Marvel, III
  • Publication number: 20140039673
    Abstract: A banknote handling apparatus includes: a first winding storage unit; a second storage unit; a transport unit; a recognition unit; and a control unit. The first storage unit stores the banknotes, while providing a mark associated with inventory amount information of the first storage unit. To perform a reconciliation process for the first storage unit, the control unit allows some of the banknotes stored in the first storage unit to be fed from the first storage unit, based on the mark, for recognition by the recognition unit, and determines an inventory amount of the first storage unit based on a result of the recognition and the inventory amount information associated with the mark.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2013
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Applicant: GLORY LTD.
    Inventors: Masao SAKAMOTO, Youhei KAMADA, Yuya KATAOKA, Masao OKAMURA
  • Publication number: 20140027241
    Abstract: A banknote handling apparatus recognizes and handles banknotes. The banknote handling apparatus includes a depositing unit, a dispensing unit, a plurality of banknote storing units, a transport unit, a recognition unit, and a control unit. The banknote handling apparatus further includes a portion for an optional attachment to which an escrow unit temporarily storing the banknotes in a process of the handling is selectively attachable. The control unit includes an option control unit performing control corresponding to an attached state of the escrow unit and control corresponding to an unattached state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2013
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Applicant: GLORY LTD.
    Inventor: Masao SAKAMOTO
  • Publication number: 20120273321
    Abstract: To provide a banknote handling apparatus (1) capable of reducing a waiting time of a customer, as compared with a case in which a general banknote replenishing operation is performed when a banknote to be dispensed falls short in a dispensing process. The banknote handling apparatus (1) includes a memory unit (32) configured to record the stored-number of banknotes stored in the banknote handling apparatus (1) by denomination.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2009
    Publication date: November 1, 2012
    Inventors: Isao Miki, Masao Sakamoto