Patents by Inventor Masashi Kato

Masashi 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).

  • Publication number: 20210362970
    Abstract: A paper feeder includes a processor configured to, in a case of lowering a paper feed tray on which paper is placed in an accommodation section that accommodates paper and replenishing paper, the paper feed tray being controlled to be raised/lowered in a case of replenishing paper, control a lowering amount of the paper feed tray according to a number of sheets of paper to be replenished.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2020
    Publication date: November 25, 2021
    Applicant: FUJIFILM BUSINESS INNOVATION CORP.
    Inventors: Shinya HARADA, Hirotaka SATO, Kenji TOMIZAWA, Hirofumi OGASAWARA, Katsuyuki FUJII, Takayoshi SATO, Ryoji KAWAGUCHI, Junichi FURUSAWA, Daiji KATO, Yuichi HOSHINO, Masashi HARA, Yuki AKECHI, Shinichi KINOSHITA
  • Publication number: 20210366745
    Abstract: A thermal processing apparatus according to the present invention includes: a support including quartz and being for supporting a substrate from a first side within a chamber; a flash lamp disposed on a second side and being for heating the substrate by irradiating the substrate with a flash of light; a continuous illumination lamp disposed on the second side of the substrate and being for continuously heating the substrate; a light blocking member disposed to surround the substrate in plan view; and a radiation thermometer disposed on the first side of the substrate and being for measuring a temperature of the substrate, wherein the radiation thermometer measures the temperature of the substrate by receiving light at a wavelength capable of being transmitted through the support. Accuracy of measurement of the temperature of the substrate can thereby be increased.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2021
    Publication date: November 25, 2021
    Inventors: Masashi FURUKAWA, Shinichi KATO
  • Patent number: 11181067
    Abstract: An injection control device includes: a fuel injection quantity command value output unit that outputs a command value for a fuel injection quantity of a fuel injection valve; and a controller that executes current control on the fuel injection valve. The controller executes current area correction by calculating an area correction amount for an energization time to cause an integrated current value of an energization current profile and the integrated current value of a current to be equal to each other. Correction control of the current area correction is changed based on a detection signal of a cooling water temperature of an internal combustion engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kosuke Kato, Yasumasa Ishikawa, Yohei Suganuma, Masashi Inaba
  • Patent number: 11180374
    Abstract: A novel method for producing a porous carbon material which makes it possible to easily produce a porous carbon material having a desired shape; and a spherical porous carbon material are provided. The method includes immersing a carbon-containing material having a desired shape and composed of a compound, alloy or non-equilibrium alloy containing carbon in a metal bath, the metal bath having a solidification point that is lower than a melting point of the carbon-containing material, the metal bath being controlled to a lower temperature than a minimum value of a liquidus temperature within a compositional fluctuation range extending from the carbon-containing material to carbon by decreasing the other non-carbon main components, to thereby selectively elute the other non-carbon main components into the metal bath while maintaining an external shape of the carbon-containing material to give a porous carbon material having microvoids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: TOHOKU TECHNO ARCH CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hidemi Kato, Masashi Tsuda, Yugo Takano, Yosuke Suzuki, Tsutomu Chino, Koji Kamata, Shota Muronaka
  • Patent number: 11164685
    Abstract: A wire harness includes: a harness main body. The harness main body includes a plurality of electric wires and a binding portion. The biding portion is configured to bind the plurality of electric wires. The binding portion is formed by a cured photocurable resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Satoshi Enomoto, Masashi Nakamura, Shinichi Tadokoro, Tomokazu Kato
  • Patent number: 11156642
    Abstract: A bus bar and a detection element uses resin to mold and integrate, leading to a disadvantage of complicating manufacturing. The bus bar is sandwiched and fixed between a second mold member and a first mold member. A sensor substrate on which a detection element is mounted is installed above the second mold member. The detection element is fixedly disposed at a position facing the bus bar, and detects a current flowing through the bus bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Masashi Kosuga, Takeshi Kato, Nobuaki Gorai
  • Patent number: 11142420
    Abstract: A printing device includes a holder including: a first movable portion including a first support portion; a second movable portion including a second support portion; a pinion; a spring; an adjustment screw; a handle rotatable with the adjustment screw; and a stopper threadingly engaged with the adjustment screw. The first movable portion is movable in a first direction and a second direction opposite the first direction. The second movable portion is movable in the first direction and the second direction in accordance with movement of the first movable portion in the second direction and the first direction. The handle is positioned outside of a region defined between the first and second support portions positioned remotest from each other in the first direction. The stopper is in abutment with one of the first and second movable portions to restrict movements of the first and second movable portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masashi Tanizaki, Yushi Kato
  • Publication number: 20210288258
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a technique capable of improving durability (particularly luminescence life-span) of an electroluminescence. In order to solve the above problems, the present disclosure provides an arylamine-fluorene alternating copolymer having a structural unit (A) represented by Chemical Formula (1).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2021
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Inventors: Masashi TSUJI, Takahiro FUJIYAMA, Yusaku KONISHI, Dae Young CHUNG, Fumiaki KATO, Jaejun CHANG, Keigo FURUTA, Takao MOTOYAMA, Eun Joo JANG, Hyo Sook JANG, Tae Ho KIM, Tomoyuki KIKUCHI, Yuho WON
  • Patent number: 11097919
    Abstract: A recording material processing apparatus includes first teeth that are used for binding processing of a recording material bundle; second teeth that move along a linear route toward the first teeth and presses the recording material bundle located between the first teeth and the second teeth; and a guide portion that is disposed along the linear route and guides the second teeth moving toward the first teeth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Business Innovation Corp.
    Inventors: Masashi Matsumoto, Hideaki Ozawa, Yutaka Nobe, Takayuki Uchiyama, Takayuki Fukamachi, Takuya Makita, Naoto Terao, Hiroshi Kato, Mitsuhiro Nakamura
  • Publication number: 20210253221
    Abstract: An aircraft and a control method therefor. The aircraft has: a velocity acquisition unit that acquires the velocity of the aircraft; a roll angle calculation unit that calculates the roll angle of the aircraft; a turning radius calculation unit that calculates the turning radius of the aircraft on the basis of the velocity and the roll angle; and a yaw rate calculation unit that calculates the yaw rate of the aircraft on the basis of the velocity and the turning radius. A control unit controls flight of the aircraft on the basis of the roll angle and the yaw rate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2019
    Publication date: August 19, 2021
    Inventors: Jun Furukawa, Masashi Kato
  • Publication number: 20210253261
    Abstract: An aircraft and a control method therefor, wherein a prescribed range in a P1 direction and a P2 direction that are centered on a neutral position is set as a neutral area for a grip handle. In accordance with the position or amount of operation of the grip handle, a flight controller makes the aircraft advance or reverse. When the grip handle as operated in the P1 direction or the P2 direction has moved into the neutral area, the flight controller makes the aircraft decelerate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2019
    Publication date: August 19, 2021
    Inventors: Jun Furukawa, Masashi Kato
  • Publication number: 20210251846
    Abstract: A setting unit sets a sound stimulus for improving blood flow. A sound generator generates the set sound stimulus. The setting unit sets a sound stimulus of a sound volume level of 65 decibels or more and a frequency of a value from 5 to 250 hertz. The sound generator may generate a sound stimulus of a continuous sound or generate a sound stimulus in an intermittent pattern in which an output period of the sound stimulus and a non-output period of the sound stimulus are alternately repeated. The setting unit may determine the sound volume level generated from the sound generator according to the distance to a subject.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2019
    Publication date: August 19, 2021
    Inventors: Masashi KATO, Nobutaka OHGAMI
  • Patent number: 11095001
    Abstract: In an assembled battery 1 disclosed herein, unit cells 10A, 10B are electrically connected to each other by way of bus bars 30 that extend along an array direction X of the unit cells. The bus bars 30 of the assembled battery 1 are each provided with a base 32 in which a plurality of terminal insertion holes 34, into which electrode terminals 12, 14 of the unit cells 10A, 10B are inserted, are formed, and with junction projections 36, which are present along the electrode terminals 12, 14, extending from respective regions of the base 32 adjacent to the terminal insertion holes 34. In the assembled battery 1 disclosed herein, the electrode terminals 12, 14 are in surface contact with the junction projections 36, and tips 12a, 14a of the electrode terminals 12, 14 and tips 36a of the junction projections 36 are welded to each other. As a result, the electrode terminals 12, 14 and the bus bars 30 can be welded to each other while a welding state is checked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Masashi Kato
  • Publication number: 20210249737
    Abstract: In an assembled battery 1 disclosed herein, each of adjacent single cells 10 is electrically connected by a busbar 30. The busbar 30 of the assembled battery 1 includes a plate-shaped base portion 32 which extends along an arrangement direction X, and a joining projection 36 extending along electrode terminals 12 and 14 and a locking biasing portion 38 which locks the electrode terminals 12 and 14 and the busbar 30 to each other and which biases the electrode terminals 12 and 14 toward the joining projection 36 are formed at both ends of the base portion 32. Furthermore, in the assembled battery 1 disclosed herein, the electrode terminals 12 and 14 and the joining projection 36 come into surface contact with each other and tip portions 12a and 14a of the electrode terminals 12 and 14 and a tip portion 36a of the joining projection 36 are welded to each other. Accordingly, welding between the electrode terminals 12 and 14 and the busbar 30 can be performed in an appropriate manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2021
    Publication date: August 12, 2021
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Masashi Kato
  • Publication number: 20210205137
    Abstract: A setting unit sets a sound stimulation. A sound generation unit generates the sound stimulation thus set. The setting unit sets a sound stimulation having a sound volume level of a value between 70 and 85 decibels and a frequency of a value between 20 and 140 hertz, as a sound stimulation for activating a vestibular function via an ear stone of a subject person. The information acquisition unit acquires status information related to the vestibular function of the subject person, and the setting unit sets at least one of the sound volume level or a frequency of the sound stimulation in accordance with the information related to the vestibular function thus acquired.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2019
    Publication date: July 8, 2021
    Inventors: Masashi KATO, Nobutaka OHGAMI, Michihiko SONE, Satofumi SUGIMOTO, Masashi KATO
  • Publication number: 20210180852
    Abstract: There is provided a sublimation defrosting method for removing a frost layer adhering to a cooling surface for cooling a to-be-cooled gas, including a heating/temperature-rising step of heating an adhesion portion of the cooling surface, to which the frost layer adheres, to rise a temperature of the adhesion portion by a heat source located on an adhesion portion side with respect to the frost layer, under a temperature condition below a melting point of the frost layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2016
    Publication date: June 17, 2021
    Applicant: MAYEKAWA MFG. CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masashi KATO, Kosaku NISHIDA
  • Patent number: 10998594
    Abstract: In a secondary battery, a positive electrode current collecting portion and a negative electrode current collecting portion are bonded with a part of a positive electrode current collector exposed portion and a part of a negative electrode current collector exposed portion of a laminated electrode body, respectively. A bonding portion between the positive electrode current collecting portion and the positive electrode current collector exposed portion, and a bonding portion between the negative electrode current collecting portion and the negative electrode current collector exposed portion are formed at positions at which, when the full length in a short side direction of each of the current collector exposed portions of the positive electrode and the negative electrode is set as L, a distance from the end close to the lid in the short side direction is less than L/2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Masashi Kato
  • Publication number: 20210101675
    Abstract: Provided is a multicopter providing a high level of freedom in compact design, and consuming a relatively small amount of energy. The multicopter (10) includes a machine body (12), an N number of first lift generators (30) arranged on a first concentric circle (C1) centered substantially around a gravitational center (G) of the machine body (12) and in a front part and a rear part of the machine body in a bilateral symmetry, and an M number of second lift generators (70) arranged on a second concentric circle (C2) centered substantially around the gravitational center (G) of the machine body (12) and having a larger diameter than the first concentric circle (C1), and in a front part and a rear part of the machine body (12) on a central axial line (X) extending in a fore and aft direction of the machine body (12), N being greater than M.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2019
    Publication date: April 8, 2021
    Inventors: Daiko TSUTSUMI, Yoshitaka MINAGAWA, Masashi KATO, Yuji ISHITSUKA
  • Publication number: 20200379333
    Abstract: A projection-type display apparatus includes a light source apparatus, a first optical system with a superimposing lens receiving illumination light from the source apparatus, a second optical system including a first color separator downstream the superimposing lens, mirror, and field lens, and an optical enclosure accommodating the second system. The first separator reflects, toward the mirror, first light in the illumination light belonging to a first wavelength band, and transmits light belonging to a wavelength band excluding the first wavelength band. The mirror reflects, toward the field lens, the first light reflected by the first separator. An angle between an optical axis of the superimposing lens and the first separator is greater than 45° in a first system plan view. A field lens optical axis is substantially parallel to a first system optical axis. The optical enclosure includes a fixing section holding and fixing the first separator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2020
    Publication date: December 3, 2020
    Applicant: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroaki MIYA, Tomohiro TAKAGI, Kanji YOSHIDA, Masashi KATO
  • Publication number: 20200343492
    Abstract: According to the present disclosure, technology of preventing reduction of battery performances in manufacturing steps is provided for a secondary battery provided with a protective member for preventing cleavage of a welded part. A secondary battery disclosed herein includes an electrode body including a terminal connecting part, an exterior body including a welded part at an outer circumferential edge part, and an electrode terminal connected with the terminal connecting part. The secondary battery includes a protective member that is placed between the exterior body and the electrode body, and regulates shrinkage deformation of the exterior body toward a center in a width direction. The second battery further includes a movement regulating means for regulating movement of the protective member. The movement regulating means is, for example, an engaging part for engaging the protective member and the electrode terminal with each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2020
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Inventor: Masashi KATO