Patents by Inventor Masaru Sasaki

Masaru Sasaki 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: 12002616
    Abstract: A coil device includes a bobbin, a terminal, and a terminal block. The bobbin includes a winding portion for winding a wire around an outer circumference of the winding portion. The terminal is connectable with an end of the wire. The terminal block holds the terminal. The terminal is movable both in a first axis and a second axis of the bobbin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2024
    Assignee: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toshiyuki Horikawa, Masaaki Iwakura, Masaru Kumagai, Shoichi Sasaki
  • Patent number: 11958219
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a foam molded product and a manufacturing method. The foam molded product is includes a foam body, an insert material having a display unit or a detection unit attached to the foam body, and a surface material affixed to a surface to which at least the insert material is attached. A manufacturing method includes: preparing a pair of molds including a first mold and a second mold; affixing an insert material and a surface material together such that the surface material is in contact with a molding surface of the first mold; closing the pair of molds; injecting a foam resin into a molding space formed by closing the molds; foaming the foam resin to form a foam body; opening the pair of molds; and removing a molded product in which the affixed part and the foam body are integrated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: NISSHA CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tatsuo Ito, Kenji Okumura, Jun Sasaki, Daichi Hama, Masaru Terashita
  • Publication number: 20240102627
    Abstract: A road surface rendering device for rendering a road surface by illuminating an illumination region extending along a direction away from the road surface rendering device with light. The illumination region is divided into three regions of a left region, a central region, and a right region in a direction intersecting a longitudinal direction, an illuminance of the central region is largest.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2022
    Publication date: March 28, 2024
    Applicant: KOITO MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yukiko Kitazawa, Masaru Sasaki, Koichi Tanabe, Ken Watanabe, Masanori Kito
  • Publication number: 20230336898
    Abstract: A sound generation structure having a high flexibility in arrangement is provided. The sound generation structure includes: a speaker unit provided such that a front surface generating a sound faces a space outside a vehicle; and a lamp component constituting a part of a vehicle lamp. A closed space bounded by a plurality of components including the speaker unit and the lamp component is formed on a rear side of the speaker unit, and the speaker unit is bonded to an edge of an opening formed in one of the plurality of components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2023
    Publication date: October 19, 2023
    Applicant: KOITO MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Heisuke AMANO, Masaru SASAKI
  • Publication number: 20230302930
    Abstract: A charging inlet apparatus includes an inlet box and one or more electrical components. The inlet box is provided at a charging opening of a vehicle. A charging inlet is disposed in the inlet box. One or more electrical components are mounted on a mounting surface of the inlet box from a vehicle cabin side of the vehicle and have a waterproof object area. The mounting surface is inclined toward the vehicle cabin side with respect to a vertical direction. The inlet box includes one or more canopy portions that project from the inlet box so as to be located over the one or more electrical components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2023
    Publication date: September 28, 2023
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Masaru SASAKI
  • Publication number: 20220076928
    Abstract: A plasma processing apparatus includes a vacuum-exhaustible processing container, an electrode installed in the processing container, a plurality of power feeding portions connected to a peripheral portion of a back surface of the electrode, a high-frequency power supply configured to supply high-frequency power to the electrode through the plurality of power feeding portions, and a control unit. The control unit is configured to control the plasma processing apparatus to periodically apply the high-frequency power to each of the plurality of power feeding portions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2021
    Publication date: March 10, 2022
    Applicant: TOKYO ELECTRON LIMITED
    Inventors: Naoki MATSUMOTO, Masaru SASAKI
  • Patent number: 11264214
    Abstract: A low-cost, durable silicon carbide member for a plasma processing apparatus. The silicon carbide member for a plasma processing apparatus can be obtained by processing a sintered body which is produced with a method in which metal impurity is reduced to more than 20 ppm and 70 ppm or less, and an ?-structure silicon carbide power having an average particle diameter of 0.3 to 3 ?m and including 50 ppm or less of an Al impurity is mixed with 0.5 to 5 weight parts of a B4C sintering aid, or with a sintering aid comprising Al2O3 and Y2O3 with total amount of 3 to 15 weight parts, and then a mixture of the ?-structure silicon carbide power with the sintering aid is sintered in an argon atmosphere furnace or a high-frequency induction heating furnace.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignees: HOKURIKU SEIKEI INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD., TOHOKU UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Tomohisa Suzuki, Michito Miyahara, Masaru Sasaki
  • Publication number: 20220057579
    Abstract: An optical coupling device including multiple optical fibers each of which includes at least one core; and a self-forming optical waveguide, wherein the optical fibers are arranged facing each other, and the self-forming optical waveguide is provided between the optical fibers, an end portion of the self-forming optical waveguide is optically connected to the core of each optical fiber, the cores of the optical fibers arranged facing each other are optically connected to each other through the self-forming optical waveguide in a linear shape, optical axis directions of the optical fibers optically connected to each other through the self-forming optical waveguide are parallel with each other, and an end portion of each core is diagonally formed with an inclination angle according to a refractive index of each core and a refractive index of the self-forming optical waveguide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2021
    Publication date: February 24, 2022
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi NAMEKAWA, Hiroyuki FUJIWARA, Masaru SASAKI, Tsutomu OKAMOTO
  • Publication number: 20220026639
    Abstract: An optical connector includes multiple optical fibers; a single multicore fiber; and multiple self-forming optical waveguides, wherein the total number of cores of the multiple optical fibers and the total number of cores of the multicore fiber are identical to each other, the multiple optical fibers and the multicore fiber are arranged facing each other, the self-forming optical waveguides are provided among the multiple optical fibers and the multicore fiber, end portions of the self-forming optical waveguides are optically connected to the cores of the multiple optical fibers and the cores of the multicore fiber, and either the multiple optical fibers or the multicore fiber contacting the end portions of the self-forming optical waveguides is detachable from the self-forming optical waveguides.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2021
    Publication date: January 27, 2022
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi NAMEKAWA, Hiroyuki FUJIWARA, Masaru SASAKI, Tsutomu OKAMOTO
  • Patent number: 11143378
    Abstract: A vehicular display device includes: a reflective display configured to provide display toward an outside of a vehicle; and a light emission member arranged to face a display part of the reflective display. The light emission member is configured to allow light to be incident from a display part side and light to be incident from an opposite side to the display part side to pass through the light emission member, and is configured to emit light toward the display part, which is different from the light to be incident from the display part side and the light to be incident from the opposite side to the display part side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: KOITO MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Osamu Kuboyama, Masaya Shido, Toru Ito, Yoshiro Ito, Masaru Sasaki
  • Publication number: 20210225619
    Abstract: An electrostatic chuck can be manufactured at low cost and can securely prevent arcing even if the main body of the electrostatic chuck is thin. This electrostatic chuck is provided with an electrostatic chuck main body, an arcing prevention member, and a metal base member. The electrostatic chuck main body and the metal base member are provided with a plurality of vertical cooling gas holes. The arcing prevention member includes: a ceramic plate-shaped body through which a plurality of fine holes 20-100 ?m in diameter pass; and an exterior member that secures the ceramic plate-shaped body and is disposed in an upper part of the vertical cooling gas holes. The ceramic plate-shaped body is thicker than the electrostatic chuck main body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2019
    Publication date: July 22, 2021
    Applicants: HOKURIKU SEIKEI INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD., ALIONTEK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomohisa SUZUKI, Michito MIYAHARA, Masaru SASAKI
  • Patent number: 11059376
    Abstract: A vehicle includes: an inner panel; a side surface portion that defines a vehicle cabin; and a lock release mechanism disposed outside the vehicle cabin with the inner panel interposed between the lock release mechanism and the vehicle cabin, the lock release mechanism configured to release locking of a lock device provided at a charging port. The side surface portion has an opening, the inner panel has a hole, and the lock release mechanism is provided so as to be operable from an interior of the vehicle cabin through the opening and the hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masaru Sasaki, Hironobu Hashimoto
  • Publication number: 20210104385
    Abstract: There is provided a substrate support pedestal including: a first metallic member having a recess formed in an upper portion of the first metallic member; a second metallic member provided on the first metallic member and configured to seal the recess; a substrate support part provided on the second metallic member; and one or more thermoelectric elements disposed in the recess, wherein the recess is filled with a heat transfer medium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2020
    Publication date: April 8, 2021
    Inventors: Ryou SON, Tomoyuki TAKAHASHI, Sinya SASAKI, Masaru SASAKI
  • Publication number: 20200209474
    Abstract: An optical branching/coupling device includes a single first port that has an optical fiber; a plurality of second ports each having an optical fiber and arranged at the periphery of the optical axis of the first port, in locations that are removed from the first port in an optical axis direction; a core layer that transmits light between the first port and the second ports; and a cladding layer that covers the periphery of the core layer, wherein the core includes a plurality of optical waveguides, one end side of the optical waveguides being connected to each core of the plurality of second ports, and another end side of the optical waveguides joining together and being connected to a core of the first port, and the optical waveguides are a cured product of a photocuring resin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2017
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Inventors: Hiroyuki FUJIWARA, Masaru SASAKI, Kaoru TORII, Ren WATANABE, Mitsuhiko MIZUNO
  • Publication number: 20200207226
    Abstract: A vehicle includes: an inner panel; a side surface portion that defines a vehicle cabin; and a lock release mechanism disposed outside the vehicle cabin with the inner panel interposed between the lock release mechanism and the vehicle cabin, the lock release mechanism configured to release locking of a lock device provided at a charging port. The side surface portion has an opening, the inner panel has a hole, and the lock release mechanism is provided so as to be operable from an interior of the vehicle cabin through the opening and the hole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2019
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Applicant: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masaru Sasaki, Hironobu Hashimoto
  • Patent number: 10473856
    Abstract: Provided is an optical branching/coupling device in which optical transmission quality is improved by preventing a reduction in optical transmission quality, the reduction being due, for example, to an optical waveguide core affecting a light of another optical waveguide core in the vicinity of a joining section of the two optical waveguide cores. This optical branching/coupling device includes: a first optical waveguide that is provided extending from one end side to other end side; a second optical waveguide that is provided extending on a separate route from the one end side to the other end side, the other end side of the second optical waveguide being joined to the other end side of the first optical waveguide; and a cladding layer that covers the periphery of the first optical waveguide and the second optical waveguide, wherein the first and second optical waveguides comprise a cured product of a photocuring resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignees: ADAMANT NAMIKI PRECISION JEWEL CO., LTD., DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Fujiwara, Masaru Sasaki, Kaoru Torii, Ren Watanabe, Tadahisa Iikubo, Mitsuhiko Mizuno
  • Publication number: 20190304755
    Abstract: A low-cost, durable silicon carbide member for a plasma processing apparatus. The silicon carbide member for a plasma processing apparatus can be obtained by processing a sintered body which is produced with a method in which metal impurity is reduced to more than 20 ppm and 70 ppm or less, and an ?-structure silicon carbide power having an average particle diameter of 0.3 to 3 ?m and including 50 ppm or less of an Al impurity is mixed with 0.5 to 5 weight parts of a B4C sintering aid, or with a sintering aid comprising Al2O3 and Y2O3 with total amount of 3 to 15 weight parts, and then a mixture of the ?-structure silicon carbide power with the sintering aid is sintered in an argon atmosphere furnace or a high-frequency induction heating furnace.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2017
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Applicants: HOKURIKU SEIKEI INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD., TOHOKU UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Tomohisa SUZUKI, Michito MIYAHARA, Masaru SASAKI
  • Publication number: 20190301701
    Abstract: A vehicular display device includes: a reflective display configured to provide display toward an outside of a vehicle; and a light emission member arranged to face a display part of the reflective display. The light emission member is configured to allow light to be incident from a display part side and light to be incident from an opposite side to the display part side to pass through the light emission member, and is configured to emit light toward the display part, which is different from the light to be incident from the display part side and the light to be incident from the opposite side to the display part side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2019
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Applicant: KOITO MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Osamu Kuboyama, Masaya Shido, Toru Ito, Yoshiro Ito, Masaru Sasaki
  • Patent number: 10336198
    Abstract: A charge cable lock device is for use with an inlet that includes an inlet housing. A charge cable including a rocking arm with a hooking portion is connected in a removable manner to the inlet. The charge cable lock device includes a lock member, a lock housing, and a fixing pin. The lock member is movable to a lock position and an unlock position and configured to contact the rocking arm to restrict disengagement of the hooking portion of the rocking arm from the inlet when the lock member is located at the lock position. The lock housing supports the lock member. The fixing pin is configured to be inserted into the lock housing and the inlet housing and fix the lock housing to the inlet traversing the lock housing and the inlet housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOKAI RIKA DENKI SEISAKUSHO
    Inventors: Takahiro Hirashita, Keiji Kahara, Hiroshi Aoyama, Eiji Kitano, Masaru Sasaki
  • Publication number: 20190079244
    Abstract: Provided is an optical branching/coupling device in which optical transmission quality is improved by preventing a reduction in optical transmission quality, the reduction being due, for example, to an optical waveguide core affecting a light of another optical waveguide core in the vicinity of a joining section of the two optical waveguide cores. This optical branching/coupling device includes: a first optical waveguide that is provided extending from one end side to other end side; a second optical waveguide that is provided extending on a separate route from the one end side to the other end side, the other end side of the second optical waveguide being joined to the other end side of the first optical waveguide; and a cladding layer that covers the periphery of the first optical waveguide and the second optical waveguide, wherein the first and second optical waveguides comprise a cured product of a photocuring resin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2017
    Publication date: March 14, 2019
    Inventors: Hiroyuki FUJIWARA, Masaru SASAKI, Kaoru TORII, Ren WATANABE, Tadahisa IIKUBO, Mitsuhiko MIZUNO