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).

  • 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
  • Patent number: 10769789
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes an information obtaining unit configured to obtain three-dimensional polarization sensitive tomographic information and three-dimensional motion contrast information about a subject based on tomographic signals of lights having different polarizations, the lights being obtained by splitting a combined light obtained by combining a returned light from the subject illuminated with a measurement light with a reference light corresponding to the measurement light, an obtaining unit configured to obtain a lesion region of the subject using the three-dimensional polarization sensitive tomographic information, and an image generation unit configured to generate an image in which the lesion region is superimposed on a motion contrast image generated using the three-dimensional motion contrast information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masashi Kotoku, Yoshihiko Iwase, Makoto Sato
  • Publication number: 20200275908
    Abstract: An ultrasonic measurement system includes a display device configured to display an ultrasonic image and an ultrasonic probe electrically connectable to the display device. The ultrasonic probe includes an image capturing unit joined to or detachably attached to a first cable, the image capturing unit comprising a first optical lens to capture an image of a nearby object, and a probe head joined to or detachably attached to the first cable, the probe head being configured to transmit an ultrasonic beam toward a body surface of a subject and to receive a reflected wave from the body surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2018
    Publication date: September 3, 2020
    Inventors: Mitsuhiro OURA, Sou KUMAGAI, Wataru MATSUZAWA, Nobuyuki YASUMARU, Kazuya NAGASE, Hiroshi TORIGAI, Naoki FUKUSHIMA, Masashi SATO, Takuya AIZAWA
  • Patent number: 10761457
    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: February 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masahiko Hayakawa, Masashi Imai, Shougo Sato
  • Publication number: 20200270411
    Abstract: A prepreg includes a resin composition or a semi-cured product of the resin composition, and a glass cloth, wherein the resin composition contains a modified polyphenylene ether compound terminally modified with a substituent having an unsaturated carbon-carbon double bond, and a crosslinkable curing agent having an unsaturated carbon-carbon double bond in a molecule, a content of the modified polyphenylene ether compound is 40 to 90 mass % with respect to a total mass of the modified polyphenylene ether compound and the crosslinkable curing agent, a cured product of the resin composition has a relative permittivity of 2.6 to 3.8, the glass cloth has a relative permittivity of 4.7 or less and a dielectric loss tangent of 0.0033 or less, and a cured product of the prepreg has a relative permittivity of 2.7 to 3.8 and a dielectric loss tangent of 0.002 or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Applicant: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuki KITAI, Mikio SATO, Yasunori HOSHINO, Masashi KODA, Takayoshi OZEKI, Hiroaki FUJIWARA
  • Patent number: 10754267
    Abstract: Provided is an electrophotographic photosensitive member that can achieve both of the suppression of a fluctuation in potential of the photosensitive member at the time of its repeated use, and the prevention of the occurrence of a black spot-like image defect at high levels. The electrophotographic photosensitive member includes in this order: a support; an intermediate layer; and a photosensitive layer, the intermediate layer containing particles each containing titanium oxide, and the particles having a mass increase ratio of 0.005% or more when heated under a nitrogen atmosphere from 300° C. to 900° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kunihiko Sekido, Takashi Anezaki, Taichi Sato, Masashi Nishi, Atsushi Fujii
  • Publication number: 20200267030
    Abstract: An adaptive equalization circuit includes: a first filter configure to perform filtering on an input signal based on a tap coefficient; an applying circuit configured to apply, to the signal, noise outside a band of the signal; and a controller configured to set, for the first filter, the tap coefficient that compensates for transmission line characteristics of the signal, based on the signal to which the noise is applied by the applying circuit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2020
    Publication date: August 20, 2020
    Applicant: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Yuya IMOTO, KAZUHIKO HATAE, Nobukazu KOIZUMI, Yasuo OHTOMO, Masashi Sato, Daisuke SASAKI
  • Patent number: 10739858
    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: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: JAPAN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY AGENCY
    Inventors: Susumu Tachi, Masashi Nakatani, Katsunari Sato, Kouta Minamizawa, Hiroyuki Kajimoto
  • Patent number: 10738947
    Abstract: A bulb-type light source apparatus includes a light source and a light guide member. The light source is provided annularly. The light guide member includes an outer surface, a light-incident end surface opposing the light source, and an optical pattern portion configured to emit, from the outer surface, light that enters from the light-incident end surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Naoki Yotsumoto, Masashi Torimoto, Masaki Ohno, Takashi Sato
  • Publication number: 20200247972
    Abstract: One aspect of the present invention is a prepreg including a resin composition or a semi-cured product of the resin composition and a fibrous base material, in which the resin composition contains a modified polyphenylene ether compound terminally modified with a substituent having an unsaturated carbon-carbon double bond, and a crosslinkable curing agent having an unsaturated carbon-carbon double bond in a molecule, the fibrous base material is quartz glass cloth, the prepreg contains a silane coupling agent having an unsaturated carbon-carbon double bond in a molecule, in an amount of 0.01% by mass or more and less than 3% by mass with respect to the prepreg, and a cured product of the prepreg has a dielectric loss tangent of 0.002 or less at 10 GHz.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Applicant: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Mikio SATO, Hiroaki FUJIWARA, Yuki KITAI, Masashi KODA, Yasunori HOSHINO
  • Publication number: 20200235632
    Abstract: A rotary connector device body in which a rotator and a stator are assembled so as to be relatively rotatable has a housing space that can house an FFC inside. The rotary connector device body has a viewing window that is a through hole through which the housing space is viewed from outside of the rotary connector device body, a cover member disposed at the viewing window so as to cover the viewing window, an outer regulating portion facing outside of the rotary connector device body and disposed so as to be able to contact an outer surface of the cover member, and an inner regulating portion facing the housing space and disposed so as to be able to contact an inner surface of the cover member. The cover member is disposed between an outer regulating portion and an inner regulating portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2020
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Applicants: FURUKAWA ELECTRIC CO., LTD., FURUKAWA AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS INC.
    Inventors: Kento OIWA, Hirofumi UTSUNOMIYA, Masatoshi USHIYAMA, Masashi KANAZAWA, Kosuke SATO
  • Publication number: 20200235412
    Abstract: To provide a fuel cell system including: a fuel cell group including a plurality of fuel cells; a refrigerant distribution passage through which a refrigerant is individually distributed to the fuel cells composing the fuel cell group; a pre-distribution refrigerant flow rate acquiring unit configured to acquire a first outlet temperature flow rate that is a flow rate of the refrigerant before distribution; a first outlet temperature detecting unit that is provided at a refrigerant outlet of at least one first fuel cell in the fuel cell group in the refrigerant distribution passage, and is configured to detect a first outlet temperature that is a refrigerant outlet temperature of the first fuel cell; a voltage acquiring unit configured to acquire at least a first voltage that is a voltage of the first fuel cell; a current acquiring unit configured to acquire at least a first current that is a current of the first fuel cell; and a controller that calculates a first individual supply flow rate of the first fuel
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2017
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Applicant: NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Masashi SATO
  • Publication number: 20200227758
    Abstract: A positive electrode grid body for lead-acid battery includes frame rib including first and second lateral frame ribs and first and second longitudinal frame ribs, an inner rib including a plurality of lateral and longitudinal crosspieces, a plurality of opening portions, and a positive electrode current collection lug connected to the first lateral frame rib. In a region having a length of at least one opening portion or more in the lateral direction of the lateral crosspieces from the first longitudinal frame rib, a cross-sectional area of the plurality of lateral crosspieces located on at least the first lateral frame rib side becomes larger from the second longitudinal frame rib side toward a portion connected to the first longitudinal frame rib.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2020
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Applicant: The Furukawa Battery Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yutaro KAWAGUCHI, Yusuke OGINO, Atsushi SATO, Shinya SUGE, Katsuya NUKUI, Akihiro NISHIMURA, Koshin TAKEMOTO, Ryo TAINAKA, Masashi MATSUSHITA, Hideki HAGIHARA, Masaki SHIMOTSUYA, Jun FURUKAWA
  • Publication number: 20200223998
    Abstract: One aspect of the present invention relates to a prepreg having a thermosetting resin composition or a semi-cured product of a thermosetting resin composition, and a fibrous base material, in which the thermosetting resin composition contains (A) a thermosetting resin containing a modified polyphenylene ether compound, (B) a first inorganic filler in which a molybdenum compound is present on at least a part of the surface, and (C) a second inorganic filler, a content of (B) the first inorganic filler is 0.1 parts by weight or more and 15 parts by weight or less, and a content of (C) the second inorganic filler is 200 parts by mass or less, with respect to 100 parts by weight of (A) the thermosetting resin, and the fibrous base material is a glass cloth containing quartz glass yarn.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Applicant: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yasunori HOSHINO, Hiroaki FUJIWARA, Yuki KITAI, Takayoshi OZEKI, Mikio SATO, Masashi KODA
  • Patent number: 10710606
    Abstract: An electric power supply apparatus for a vehicle includes a second switch for performing ON/OFF switching of electric power supply from a second power supply to a second control unit, a third switch for performing ON/OFF switching of a first drive signal to the second switch, and a switch control circuit for outputting a second drive signal to the second switch when predetermined conditions are satisfied. The second switch is turned on when the first drive signal or the second drive signal is input, and the second switch is turned off when the first drive signal and the second drive signal are not input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takashi Tsujioka, Masashi Sugita, Osamu Sato, Kazuhiro Sato
  • Patent number: 10711369
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for producing an SiC single crystal, enabling obtaining an SiC single crystal substrate in which a screw dislocation-reduced region is ensured in a wide range, and an SiC single crystal substrate. The SiC single crystal substrate is produced using a seed crystal having an off angle in the off orientation from a {0001} plane by a production method wherein in advance of a growth main step of performing crystal growth to form a facet {0001} plane in the crystal peripheral part on the crystal end face having grown thereon the bulk silicon carbide single crystal and obtain more than 50% of the thickness of the obtained SiC single crystal, a growth sub-step of growing the crystal at a higher nitrogen concentration than in the growth main step and at a growth atmosphere pressure of 3.9 to 39.9 kPa and a seed crystal temperature of 2,100° C. to less than 2,300° C. is included.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: SHOWA DENKO K.K.
    Inventors: Shinya Sato, Tatsuo Fujimoto, Masakazu Katsuno, Hiroshi Tsuge, Masashi Nakabayashi