Patents by Inventor Masashi Sato

Masashi 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: 10890140
    Abstract: A carburetor fuel flow control device having an elongate annular body received in a cavity with an inlet in its side-wall communicating with a fuel supply passage and an outlet downstream of the inlet and adjacent to an end of the body, and a needle valve with a metering portion adjacent one end rotatably and slidably received in the body with the metering portion at least partially lapping or blocking the inlet to change the effective flow area of the inlet in response to generally axial movement of the needle valve relative to the inlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Walbro LLC
    Inventors: Noriyu Nagata, Hidenori Sasaki, Masashi Sasaki, Daisuke Sato, Hitoshi Terakado
  • Patent number: 10871731
    Abstract: A developing device includes a developer cartridge and a developing unit. The developer cartridge, in some instances, may include a shutter. This shutter may have a wall for closing a developer supply hole, and be movable, with respect to a developer cartridge casing, between an open position where the supply hole is opened by the wall and a closed position where the supply hole is closed by the wall. The shutter may further include a protrusion that is movable with respect to the wall of the shutter between a first position and a second position in an axial direction. The protrusion, in the first position, is engageable with a developing unit and, in the second position, would be disengaged from the developing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masahiko Hayakawa, Masashi Imai, Shougo Sato
  • Publication number: 20200393147
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a safety cabinet capable of controlling the purity during usage. In order to realize the object, the safety cabinet is configured to include an operation space including an operation stage; a front panel formed in a front surface of the operation space; an operation opening provided in a lower portion of the front panel; a suction port that is provided in the vicinity of the operation opening on a front side of the operation stage to lead downward; an air circulation path through which air suctioned from the suction port flows along a lower portion, a back surface, and an upper portion of the operation space; a particle counter; an operation space-air intake port provided in the operation space to take air into the particle counter; and an introduction pipe that introduces the air into the particle counter from the operation space-air intake port.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2019
    Publication date: December 17, 2020
    Inventors: Takeshi KANEKO, Hirotoshi SATO, Masashi TAKASAWA
  • Publication number: 20200388862
    Abstract: A fuel cell system comprises a fuel cell supplied with fuel and air to generate electricity, an evaporator evaporating the fuel, an off-gas heating device heating an off-gas discharged from the fuel cell to produce a heating gas, a fuel cell heating device heating the fuel cell using the heating gas, an evaporator heating device heating the evaporator using the heating gas, a fuel cell temperature acquisition unit, an evaporator temperature acquisition unit, and a controller configured to, in a warm-up operation to perform a warm-up of the evaporator and a warm-up of the fuel cell, control at least one of the evaporator heating device and the fuel cell heating device based on the temperature of the evaporator and the temperature of the fuel cell to adjust at least one of a heating amount of the evaporator and a heating amount of the air by the heating gas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2017
    Publication date: December 10, 2020
    Applicant: NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shinichi MIYAZAKI, Hayato CHIKUGO, Masashi SATO, Tatsuya YAGUCHI
  • Patent number: 10850704
    Abstract: An electronic key management device includes a generator (152, 153) configured to generate at least one of a first execution key and a second execution key for obtaining a permission for transiting to a registration mode for registering an electronic key of a vehicle in an in-vehicle authentication device or to an invalidation mode for invalidating the electronic key registered in the in-vehicle authentication device, in response to a predetermined request, and a communication controller (154) configured to transmit the first execution key generated by the generator to a first terminal device, and transmit the second execution key generated by the generator to a second terminal device that is a terminal device different from the first terminal device and is registered in advance as a terminal device of an authorized owner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Satoshi Suda, Shinichi Ueda, Masashi Sato
  • 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
  • Patent number: 10844306
    Abstract: Provided is a lubricating oil composition, which has low viscosity but also prolonged anti-shudder life without reduction of intermetallic friction coefficient. The lubricating oil composition is characterized in comprising (A) a lubricating base oil, and (C) (C-1) a borated succinimide compound with a mass average molecular weight of 4,000-7,000 and (C-2) a borated succinimide compound with a mass average molecular weight of greater than 7,000-10,000.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company
    Inventors: Takafumi Mori, Takehisa Sato, Takahiro Fukumizu, Masashi Ogawa, Junichi Nishinosono
  • Patent number: 10843661
    Abstract: An electronic key management system assisting device including: a connector (31) that is mounted in a vehicle and is used for a connection with an in-vehicle authentication device communicating with a management server using an in-vehicle communication device; and a requester (35B) that requests the management server to transmit an execution key for obtaining a permission for a transition to a registration mode in which an electronic key of the vehicle is registered in the in-vehicle registration device or an invalidation mode in which the electronic key registered in the in-vehicle registration device is invalidated using a communication device other than the in-vehicle communication device in a case which the in-vehicle authentication device connected through the connector is not able to communicate with the management server using the in-vehicle communication device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Satoshi Suda, Shinichi Ueda, Masashi Sato
  • Publication number: 20200365916
    Abstract: A fuel cell system includes a fuel cell configured to be supplied with fuel and air to generate electricity, a reformer configured to reform the fuel to be supplied to the fuel cell, a heat source device configured to heat an off-gas discharged from the fuel cell to produce a heating gas and configured to heat the reformer, a fuel cell heating device configured to heat the air to be supplied to the fuel cell using the heating gas, a fuel cell temperature acquisition unit configured to acquire a temperature of the fuel cell, and a reformer temperature acquisition unit configured to acquire a temperature of the reformer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2017
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Applicant: NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hayato CHIKUGO, Shinichi MIYAZAKI, Tatsuya YAGUCHI, Masashi SATO
  • Publication number: 20200365633
    Abstract: An imaging device including a semiconductor substrate; a photoelectric converter stacked on the semiconductor substrate, the photoelectric converter being configured to generate a signal through photoelectric conversion of incident light; a multilayer wiring structure located between the semiconductor substrate and the photoelectric converter; and circuitry located in the multilayer wiring structure and the semiconductor substrate, the circuitry being configured to detect the signal. The the circuitry includes a first capacitance element and a second capacitance element; and a first transistor including a first source and a first drain in the semiconductor substrate and a first gate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2020
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Inventors: Masashi MURAKAMI, Kazuko NISHIMURA, Yutaka ABE, Yoshiyuki MATSUNAGA, Yoshihiro SATO, Junji HIRASE
  • Patent number: 10840845
    Abstract: A vehicle drive control device that controls a vehicle drive device in which a first engagement device, a rotating electrical machine, and a second engagement device are provided in this order from an input side in a mechanical power transmission path connecting an input to an output, the input being drive-coupled to an internal combustion engine serving as a vehicle drive power source, and the output being drive-coupled to wheels, wherein each of the first engagement device and the second engagement device can be changed between an engaged state in which drive power is transmitted and a disengaged state in which drive power is not transmitted, the vehicle control device including an electronic control unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: AISIN AW CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masakazu Sato, Yomei Hakumura, Masashi Miyazaki, Masayoshi Yanagida
  • Publication number: 20200356026
    Abstract: A developing device includes a developer cartridge and a developing unit. The developer cartridge, in some instances, may include a shutter. This shutter may have a wall for closing a developer supply hole, and be movable, with respect to a developer cartridge casing, between an open position where the supply hole is opened by the wall and a closed position where the supply hole is closed by the wall. The shutter may further include a protrusion that is movable with respect to the wall of the shutter between a first position and a second position in an axial direction. The protrusion, in the first position, is engageable with a developing unit and, in the second position, would be disengaged from the developing unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2020
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Inventors: Masahiko Hayakawa, Masashi Imai, Shougo Sato
  • Publication number: 20200356176
    Abstract: The purpose is to provide a tactile information conversion device, a tactile information conversion method, and a tactile information conversion program, which are usable for general purposes by presenting or sensing an arbitrary tactile feeling. In order to provide tactile information to an output unit capable of outputting physical quantities including electricity, force, temperature, vibration, and/or time and space, at least two or more of the physical quantities are selected according to a tactile feeling to be presented, tactile information for presenting the predetermined tactile feeling is generated based on the physical quantities that have been selected, and the tactile information that has been generated is output to the output unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2020
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Inventors: Susumu TACHI, Masashi NAKATANI, Katsunari SATO, Kouta MINAMIZAWA, Hiroyuki KAJIMOTO
  • Patent number: 10793110
    Abstract: A vehicle authentication apparatus including an acquisition unit (65D) configured to acquire information indicating a content of a manipulation on a vehicle from a detection unit mounted on the vehicle; a manipulation determination unit (65E) configured to determine whether a predetermined collaborative manipulation executable by two or more manipulators is performed on the basis of information acquired by the acquisition unit; and an execution unit (65F, 65H) configured to execute a registration process of registering an electronic key of the vehicle in the on-vehicle authentication apparatus or an invalidation process of invalidating the electronic key registered in the on-vehicle authentication apparatus, in a case that it is determined by the manipulation determination unit that the collaborative manipulation is performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Satoshi Suda, Masashi Sato, Shinichi Ueda
  • Publication number: 20200313230
    Abstract: An all-solid battery includes: a multilayer chip having a substantially rectangular parallelepiped shape and including solid electrolyte layers and electrodes alternately stacked, the electrodes being alternately exposed to two edge faces facing each other of the multilayer chip, wherein cover layers are provided between two faces, which face in a stacking direction of the solid electrolyte layers and the electrodes, of four faces other than the two edge faces of the multilayer chip and a cell reaction region where two adjacent electrodes exposed to different edge faces face each other across the solid electrolyte layer, and an active material layer containing an electrode active material is provided between the cover layers and the cell reaction region, no cell reaction occurring between the active material layer and an outermost electrode in the cell reaction region, the solid electrolyte layer being located between the active material layer and the cell reaction region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2020
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Applicant: TAIYO YUDEN CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Daigo ITO, Takato SATO, Sachie TOMIZAWA, Chie KAWAMURA, Masashi SEKIGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20200301303
    Abstract: Provided is a toner external additive containing a base material, wherein the base material is surface-treated with an isocyanurate ring-bearing silane coupling agent, and a toner including a toner particle and a toner external additive on a surface of the toner particle, wherein the toner external additive is the aforementioned toner external additive.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2020
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Inventors: Kazuyuki Sato, Masao Suzuki, Masashi Hirose
  • Publication number: 20200297607
    Abstract: A cooling agent composition contains a 2,2,6-trimethylcyclohexanecarboxylic acid derivative represented by the following general formula (1). The symbol * represents an asymmetric carbon atom. X represents NH, N(ZAr2), O or S, Z represents a single bond or an alkylene group having 1 to 3 carbon atoms which may have a substituent, Ar2 represents an aryl group having 6 to 20 carbon atoms which may have a substituent or an aromatic heterocyclic group having 2 to 15 carbon atoms which may have a substituent. Y each independently represents a methylene group which may have a substituent, and n represents an integer of 0 to 3. Ar1 represents an aryl group having 6 to 20 carbon atoms which may have a substituent or an aromatic heterocyclic group having 2 to 15 carbon atoms which may have a substituent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2018
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Applicant: TAKASAGO INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takaji MATSUMOTO, Hisanori ITOH, Tomoharu SATO, Masashi OTSUKA, Makoto HARADA
  • Publication number: 20200283599
    Abstract: To improve storage stability of a resin composition used for applications such as a semiconductor sealing material. The resin composition is a resin composition that includes (A) an epoxy resin, (B) a curing agent, and (C) a silica filler. The silica filler of component (C) is surface-treated with a basic substance having a conjugate acid dissociation constant (pKa) of 9.4 or more. The resin composition further includes (D) a silane coupling agent, or the silica filler of component (C) is further surface-treated with a silane coupling agent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2018
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Inventors: Masashi KAJITA, Ayako SATO
  • Patent number: 10765729
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to provide: a detection agent for specifically detecting a cancer stem cell; a tumor antigen peptide specifically presented by cancer stem cells; a medicinal composition useful in preventing and/or treating cancer, said medicinal composition comprising the aforementioned tumor antigen peptide as an active ingredient; a method for screening the tumor antigen peptide; etc. To achieve the above-mentioned purpose, provided are: peptides represented by YO-XO-ZO; a polyepitope peptide consisting of a plurality of epitope peptides connected together, said polyepitope peptide containing at least one of the above-mentioned peptides as one of the epitope peptides; a polynucleotide encoding the aforementioned peptides and/or polyepitope peptide; a medicinal composition comprising the same as an active ingredient; a prophylactic and/or therapeutic agent for cancer characterized by inducing CTL; etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignees: Sapporo Medical University, Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Noriyuki Sato, Toshihiko Torigoe, Yoshihiko Hirohashi, Takayuki Kanaseki, Sho Miyamoto, Vitaly Kochin, Masashi Goto
  • Patent number: 10770491
    Abstract: An imaging device includes a photoelectric converter that includes a first electrode, a second electrode, and a photoelectric conversion layer between the first electrode and the second electrode, a first transistor that has a gate connected to the first electrode, and a first capacitor and a switching element that are connected, in series, between the first electrode and either a voltage source or a ground.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masashi Murakami, Kazuko Nishimura, Yutaka Abe, Yoshiyuki Matsunaga, Yoshihiro Sato, Junji Hirase