Patents by Inventor Masashi Saito

Masashi Saito 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: 20240174230
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a vehicle control device capable of improving ride comfort of a driver. A lane change detection unit 205 of a vehicle control device 200 determines a possibility of cut-in of an adjacent vehicle immediately in front of an own vehicle on the basis of an adjacent vehicle relationship value (for example, a relative speed between the own vehicle and the adjacent vehicle) in an advancing direction. An acceleration/deceleration control unit 206 corrects acceleration/deceleration of the own vehicle on the basis of the possibility of the cut-in determined on the basis of the adjacent vehicle relationship value in the advancing direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2022
    Publication date: May 30, 2024
    Applicant: HITACHI ASTEMO, LTD.
    Inventors: Takayuki SAITO, Masashi SEIMIYA, Taku TAKAHAMA, Keisuke TAKEUCHI, Yuta TSURUMOTO, Seiya ISHII
  • Publication number: 20240169750
    Abstract: A character recognition device includes a recognizer that recognizes at least one character string from an image including a trailer captured by an imaging device, an attribute determinator that determines an attribute of the character string recognized by the recognition unit, and a trailer ID estimator that estimate whether the character string is a trailer ID based on the attribute of the character string determined by the attribute determinator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2023
    Publication date: May 23, 2024
    Applicant: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kentaro MATSUMOTO, Yuma SAITO, Daiki YAMAMOTO, Rei HASEGAWA, Masashi YAMAMOTO
  • Publication number: 20240164122
    Abstract: To provide a photoelectric conversion element that can improve image quality. Provided is a photoelectric conversion element including at least a first electrode, a work function control layer, a photoelectric conversion layer, an oxide semiconductor layer, and a second electrode in this order, and further including a third electrode, in which the third electrode is provided apart from the second electrode and is provided facing the photoelectric conversion layer via an insulating layer, and the work function control layer contains a larger amount of oxygen than an amount of oxygen satisfying a stoichiometric composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2023
    Publication date: May 16, 2024
    Inventors: SHINTAROU HIRATA, MASAHIRO JOEI, KENICHI MURATA, MASASHI BANDO, YOSUKE SAITO, RYOSUKE SUZUKI
  • Publication number: 20240160133
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus including: an image former that forms an image on a recording material; includes a fixer that has a first fixing member having an elastic layer, a second fixing member that forms a fixing nip with the first fixing member, and an external heater that heats the first fixing member from outside, and fixes the image on the recording material by heating and pressing the conveyed recording material at the fixing nip; and a hardware processor that executes a thermal expansion mode, in which in the thermal expansion mode, the hardware processor causes the external heater to heat the first fixing member to a temperature higher than a temperature during normal printing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2023
    Publication date: May 16, 2024
    Inventors: Taizou OONISHI, Yu HARASHIMA, Masashi SAITO, Kazunori NISHINOUE, Tsutomu SAKAMAKI
  • Publication number: 20240116392
    Abstract: A server device displays on a user terminal a profile setting screen that allows a user to enter information on the user's needs regarding battery replacement, and in response to the user's entry through the screen, acquires profile information (setting information) on the user's needs. When a specific event occurs (i.e., provision of information on a suitable battery station or an alert of battery replacement necessity), the server device displays on the user terminal a notification screen (station screen or alert screen) for notification of the event, generated based on the profile information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2022
    Publication date: April 11, 2024
    Applicant: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ryota SAITO, Masashi TAKEMURA, Manano TAGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20240116393
    Abstract: A server device acquires profile information (setting information) on user's needs regarding battery replacement from a user terminal, and analyzes historical information on battery replacement at each station to generate an unavailability index representing a degree of unavailability of battery lease. When a specific event occurs (i.e., information on a suitable battery station or an alert of battery replacement necessity is provided), a user terminal displays a notification screen (station screen or alert screen) for notification of the event, generated by the server device based on profile information and an unavailability index.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2022
    Publication date: April 11, 2024
    Applicant: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ryota SAITO, Masashi TAKEMURA, Manano TAGUCHI
  • Patent number: 11938921
    Abstract: A vehicle control device that controls a vehicle is configured to execute rotation speed control when the vehicle is in series traveling, in which a rotation speed of the internal combustion engine is increased to a first rotation speed in accordance with an increase in a speed of the vehicle, and when the rotation speed of the internal combustion engine reaches the first rotation speed, the rotation speed of the internal combustion engine is decreased to a second rotation speed lower than the first rotation speed; and restrict execution of the rotation speed control when receiving a predetermined operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yosuke Naito, Masatoshi Saito, Masashi Eto
  • Publication number: 20230412209
    Abstract: A signal transmission device includes a communication unit that performs communication using differential transmission with an electronic device via a differential wiring, and a signal processing unit that performs signal processing related to the communication, in which the communication unit is capable of receiving, via the differential wiring, communication signals transmitted from the electronic device at each of a plurality of signal transmission rates including at least a first signal transmission rate and a second signal transmission rate lower than the first signal transmission rate, the communication unit measures an amplitude of the communication signals received from the electronic device at the second signal transmission rate, and the signal processing unit detects a short-circuit failure of a filter circuit on the basis of the amplitude measured by the communication unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2021
    Publication date: December 21, 2023
    Applicant: HITACHI ASTEMO, LTD.
    Inventors: Yutaka UEMATSU, Akihiro OKAWA, Masashi SAITO, Masayoshi TAKAHASHI
  • Patent number: 11765478
    Abstract: In an imaging system, a differential signal transmission circuit is configured to output a first signal to a first signal line in an image output period and is configured to output a second signal to a second signal line in the image output period. The first signal and the second signal are included in a differential signal. A signal output circuit is configured to output a second clock signal to the first signal line in a blanking period different from the image output period and is configured to output a second control signal to the second signal line in the blanking period. In a PLL, connection between a charge pump and a loop filter is controlled on the basis of the second control signal output to the second signal line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2023
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masashi Saito, Yoshio Hagihara
  • Publication number: 20230148027
    Abstract: To provide an egg shell-type platinum-loaded alumina catalyst demonstrating excellent performance in terms of catalyst life, an egg shell-type platinum-loaded alumina catalyst includes: an alumina carrier; platinum dispersed and loaded on an outer shell of the alumina carrier; and one or more second components selected from the group consisting of vanadium, chromium, molybdenum, and phosphorus. Preferably, the content of platinum is 0.05 to 5.0 wt % calculated as elemental platinum. The content of each second component preferably is 0.1 to 5.0 wt % calculated as each element. The alumina carrier has a surface area of 150 m2/g or more, a pore volume of 0.40 cm3/g or more, and an average pore diameter of 40 to 300 ?, with pores having a pore diameter in a range of ±30 ? from the average pore diameter occupying 60% or more of a total pore volume.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2020
    Publication date: May 11, 2023
    Inventors: Yoshimi OKADA, Kenichi IMAGAWA, Masashi SAITO, Kenta FUKUDOME, Haruto KOBAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20230141512
    Abstract: To provide a uniform-type platinum-loaded alumina catalyst demonstrating excellent performance in terms of catalyst life, a uniform-type platinum-loaded alumina catalyst includes: an alumina carrier; sulfur or a sulfur compound dispersed over an entire cross section of the alumina carrier; platinum dispersed and loaded over the entire cross section of the alumina carrier; one or more alkali metals selected from the group consisting of sodium, potassium, and calcium. Preferably, the content of platinum is 0.05 to 5.0 wt % calculated as elemental platinum. The content of the sulfur or the sulfur compound preferably is 0.15 to 5.0 wt % calculated as elemental sulfur. The content of the alkali metal preferably is 0.1 to 5.0 wt % calculated as elemental alkali metal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2020
    Publication date: May 11, 2023
    Inventors: Yoshimi OKADA, Kenichi IMAGAWA, Masashi SAITO, Kenta FUKUDOME, Haruto KOBAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20230107549
    Abstract: There is provided a time measuring device including: a first counter unit (204) that acquires a difference time between a first measured signal and a second measured signal as a first measurement result by counting on the basis of a reference clock signal; a delay signal generation unit (208) that generates a delay signal by delaying the first measured signal on the basis of the first measurement result fed back from the first counter unit; a measurement unit (210) that measures a difference time between the delay signal and the second measured signal as a second measurement result; and an operation unit (212) that performs an operation by using the first measurement result and the second measurement result.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2021
    Publication date: April 6, 2023
    Inventors: TAKAYUKI ABE, MASASHI SAITO, TAKAHIRO SONODA
  • Publication number: 20230024742
    Abstract: An imaging element includes: a pixel board including a light receiver including plural pixels, each pixel being configured to generate an imaging signal; a circuit board including a functional circuit, the pixel board being layered on the circuit board; plural wiring portions configured to electrically connect the pixel board and the circuit board to each other and electrically transmit signals between respective layers; a terminal provided on the circuit board, the terminal being electrically connected to each of the plural wiring portions, the terminal being configured to output the imaging signal to an outside of the terminal or receive an external signal from the outside of the terminal; and a switch configured to output, by selective switching, at least one of the imaging signal and an internal signal generated at the circuit board, to the terminal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2022
    Publication date: January 26, 2023
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Nana Akahane, Masashi Saito, Takeshi Doh
  • Publication number: 20220365334
    Abstract: An endoscope includes: an image sensor having a light receiving plane; a laminate provided to be opposed to an opposite side of the image sensor from the light receiving plane and having a plurality of layers formed by lamination of a plurality of semiconductor elements; and an insertion section having the image sensor and the laminate therein. The laminate includes: a first active layer in which a first active element is provided; a first passive layer in which a first passive element is provided and which is provided between the first active layer and the image sensor; and a through-silicon via provided in each of the first active layer and the first passive layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2022
    Publication date: November 17, 2022
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takatoshi IGARASHI, Satoru ADACHI, Nana AKAHANE, Masashi SAITO
  • Publication number: 20220304169
    Abstract: To provide an electronic control device capable of securing electromagnetic compatibility and mechanical strength. An electronic control device includes a base portion formed in a bottomed cylindrical shape; an electronic control board provided in the base portion; and connectors provided on an opening side of the base portion and electrically connected to the electronic control board, in which the base portion includes a first layer formed of a conductive member and a second layer formed of a member different from that of the first layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2020
    Publication date: September 22, 2022
    Applicant: Hitachi Astemo, Ltd.
    Inventors: Toshiyuki FUJIMASA, Eiji ICHIKAWA, Masao HORIE, Masashi SAITO, Hiroi NAMBU, Tomokazu TANASE
  • Patent number: 11115238
    Abstract: Provided is a gateway device capable of reducing power consumption in a sleep state and relaying an activation signal between networks without delay. When receiving an activation signal, the gateway device according to the present invention transfers the activation signal to another network via a relay switch, and outputs a signal indicating the reception of the activation signal from a transceiver, thereby turning on a microcomputer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: HITACHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Watanabe, Masashi Saito
  • Publication number: 20210082669
    Abstract: A plasma processing apparatus includes a process container that forms a process space to accommodate a target substrate, and a first electrode and a second electrode disposed opposite each other inside the process container. The first electrode is an upper electrode and the second electrode is a lower electrode and configured to support the target substrate through a mount face. A correction ring is disposed to surround the target substrate placed on the mount face of the second electrode. The correction ring includes a combination of a first ring to be around the target substrate and a second ring arranged around or above the first ring. A power supply unit is configured to apply a first electric potential and a second electric potential respectively to the first ring and the second ring to generate a potential difference between the first and second rings. The power supply unit is configured to variably set the potential difference.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2020
    Publication date: March 18, 2021
    Applicant: TOKYO ELECTRON LIMITED
    Inventors: Akira KOSHIISHI, Masaru SUGIMOTO, Kunihiko HINATA, Noriyuki KOBAYASHI, Chishio KOSHIMIZU, Ryuji OHTANI, Kazuo KIBI, Masashi SAITO, Naoki MATSUMOTO, Yoshinobu OHYA, Manabu IWATA, Daisuke YANO, Yohei YAMAZAWA, Hidetoshi HANAOKA, Toshihiro HAYAMI, Hiroki YAMAZAKI, Manabu SATO
  • Publication number: 20210044770
    Abstract: In an imaging system, a differential signal transmission circuit is configured to output a first signal to a first signal line in an image output period and is configured to output a second signal to a second signal line in the image output period. The first signal and the second signal are included in a differential signal. A signal output circuit is configured to output a second clock signal to the first signal line in a blanking period different from the image output period and is configured to output a second control signal to the second signal line in the blanking period. In a PLL, connection between a charge pump and a loop filter is controlled on the basis of the second control signal output to the second signal line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2020
    Publication date: February 11, 2021
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masashi Saito, Yoshio Hagihara
  • Patent number: 10854431
    Abstract: A plasma processing method includes executing an etching process that includes supplying an etching gas into a process container in which a target substrate is supported on a second electrode serving as a lower electrode, and applying an RF power for plasma generation and an RF power for ion attraction to turn the etching gas into plasma and to subject the target substrate to etching. The etching process includes applying a negative DC voltage to a first electrode serving as an upper electrode during the etching to increase an absolute value of self-bias on the first electrode. The etching process includes releasing DC electron current generated by the negative DC voltage to ground through plasma and a conductive member disposed as a ring around the first electrode, by using a first state where the conductive member is connected to a ground potential portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: TOKYO ELECTRON LIMITED
    Inventors: Akira Koshiishi, Masaru Sugimoto, Kunihiko Hinata, Noriyuki Kobayashi, Chishio Koshimizu, Ryuji Ohtani, Kazuo Kibi, Masashi Saito, Naoki Matsumoto, Yoshinobu Ohya, Manabu Iwata, Daisuke Yano, Yohei Yamazawa, Hidetoshi Hanaoka, Toshihiro Hayami, Hiroki Yamazaki, Manabu Sato
  • Publication number: 20200357606
    Abstract: A plasma processing apparatus includes: an evacuable processing chamber including a dielectric window; a substrate supporting unit, provided in the processing chamber, for mounting thereon a target substrate; a processing gas supply unit for supplying a desired processing gas to the processing chamber to perform a plasma process on the target substrate; a first RF antenna, provided on the dielectric window, for generating a plasma by an inductive coupling in the processing chamber; and a first RF power supply unit for supplying an RF power to the first RF antenna. The first RF antenna includes a primary coil provided on or above the dielectric window and electrically connected to the first RF power supply unit; and a secondary coil provided such that the coils are coupled with each other by an electromagnetic induction therebetween while being arranged closer to a bottom surface of the dielectric window than the primary coil.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2020
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Applicant: TOKYO ELECTRON LIMITED
    Inventors: Yohei YAMAZAWA, Masashi SAITO, Kazuki DENPOH, Chishio KOSHIMIZU, Jun YAMAWAKU