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: 10703079
    Abstract: A decorative sheet that has a transparent resin layer having good V groove bending processability (post-processability) while maintaining high scratch resistance and transparency and a method of producing the decorative sheet. A decorative sheet (1) according to the present embodiment is a decorative sheet including at least a transparent resin layer (3) containing a highly crystalline polypropylene resin as a main component. The transparent resin layer (3) contains a low crystalline polypropylene resin added thereto in the range of 0.1 part by mass or more and 20 parts by mass or less relative to 100 parts by mass of the highly crystalline polypropylene resin, the low crystalline polypropylene resin having a tensile modulus in the range of 25 MPa or more and 500 MPa or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Megumi Kashiwame, Masashi Hattori, Tatsuhiko Furuta, Masamitsu Nagahama, Akira Sato, Masatoshi Takahashi
  • Publication number: 20200211752
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a coil component includes: a first winding step to wind a first conductive wire around a winding core in a single layer from a first flange part toward a second flange part; and a second winding step to wind a second conductive wire around the winding core on the first conductive wire by the same number of turns and in the same direction as in the first winding step in a single layer in a manner that center B of the cross-section of the second conductive wire closest to the first flange part is positioned closer to the first flange part than is center A of the cross-section of the first conductive wire closest to the first flange part, and that the distance in the axial direction, between centers A and B is smaller than the radius of the wire.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2019
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Inventors: Kazuyoshi SATO, Masashi TSUKUI, Masashi MOGI
  • Publication number: 20200202958
    Abstract: According one embodiment, a memory device includes: a memory cell array; a voltage generation circuit generating one or more voltages supplied to the memory cell array; an input/output circuit receiving an address indicating a region in the memory cell array; and a control circuit controlling operations of the memory cell array. The voltage generation circuit generates the voltages during reception of the address.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2019
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Applicant: TOSHIBA MEMORY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akio SUGAHARA, Takaya HANDA, Ryosuke ISOMURA, Kazuto UEHARA, Junichi SATO, Norichika ASAOKA, Masashi YAMAOKA, Bushnaq SANAD, Yuzuru SHIBAZAKI, Noriyasu KUMAZAKI, Yuri TERADA
  • Publication number: 20200201206
    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: February 27, 2020
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Inventors: Masahiko Hayakawa, Masashi Imai, Shougo Sato
  • Publication number: 20200188510
    Abstract: The present invention provides novel antigens of an allergy to shrimp, methods and kits for diagnosing an allergy to shrimp, pharmaceutical compositions comprising such an antigen, shrimps or processed products of shrimp in which such an antigen is eliminated, and a tester composition for determining the presence or absence of a shrimp antigen in an object of interest. The present invention also relates to polypeptides comprising an epitope of an antigen, kits, compositions and methods for diagnosing an allergy, comprising such a polypeptide, pharmaceutical compositions comprising such a polypeptide, and raw materials or processed products in which an antigen comprising such a polypeptide is eliminated or reduced. The present invention further relates to a tester composition for determining the presence or absence of an antigen in an object of interest.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2018
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Inventors: Kayoko Matsunaga, Akiko Yagami, Masashi Nakamura, Naoshi Shimojo, Naya Sato, Yuji Aoki, Tomomi Sakai
  • Publication number: 20200185144
    Abstract: A multilayer coil component includes an element body, a coil disposed in the element body, and an external electrode disposed in the element body and electrically connected to the coil. The element body includes a principal surface that is a mounting surface, and an end surface positioned adjacent to the principal surface and extending in a direction crossing to the principal surface. The external electrode includes an underlying metal layer and a conductive resin layer. The underlying metal layer is formed on the principal surface and the end surface. The conductive resin layer is formed to cover the underlying metal layer. A thickness of the conductive resin layer at an end positioned above the principal surface of the underlying metal layer is equal to or greater than 50% of a maximum thickness of a portion positioned above the principal surface of the conductive resin layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2020
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Applicant: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masashi SHIMOYASU, Shinichi SATO, Seiichi NAKAGAWA, Mamoru KAWAUCHI, Shigetoshi KINOUCHI, Mitsuru ITO
  • Publication number: 20200147668
    Abstract: A workpiece placement platform device including: an X-axis direction positioning member provided on one side of a placement platform on which to place a plate-shaped workpiece and configured to position one side edge of the workpiece in an X-axis direction by contacting the one side edge; a Y-axis direction positioning member provided on another side of the placement platform and configured to position another side edge of the workpiece in a Y-axis direction by contacting the another side edge; and a workpiece positioning member that is movable in and out relative to a workpiece placement surface of the placement platform and configured to partition the workpiece placement surface into sections in the X-axis direction and enable simultaneous positioning at the sections on the workpiece placement surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2018
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Applicant: AMADA HOLDINGS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masaaki SATO, Iwao HAYASHI, Masashi SHIROTA, Takeshi WASHIO, Naoyuki OKAMOTO
  • Patent number: 10643781
    Abstract: A multilayer coil component includes an element body, a coil disposed in the element body, and an external electrode disposed in the element body and electrically connected to the coil. The element body includes a principal surface that is a mounting surface, and an end surface positioned adjacent to the principal surface and extending in a direction crossing to the principal surface. The external electrode includes an underlying metal layer and a conductive resin layer. The underlying metal layer is formed on the principal surface and the end surface. The conductive resin layer is formed to cover the underlying metal layer. A thickness of the conductive resin layer at an end positioned above the principal surface of the underlying metal layer is equal to or greater than 50% of a maximum thickness of a portion positioned above the principal surface of the conductive resin layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masashi Shimoyasu, Shinichi Sato, Seiichi Nakagawa, Mamoru Kawauchi, Shigetoshi Kinouchi, Mitsuru Ito, Yuto Shiga
  • Patent number: 10638975
    Abstract: A biological light measurement device has one or more light emission means arranged on a surface of a subject, one or more light detection means arranged on the surface of the subject, a holding unit for holding the light emission means and the light detection means, a mounting jig for mounting the holding unit on the subject, and means for changing an SD distance defined by a distance between the light emission means and the light detection means. The holding unit holds the light emission means and the light detection means so that two or more types of the SD distance are configured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tsukasa Funane, Masashi Kiguchi, Hiroki Sato
  • Patent number: 10618050
    Abstract: A microfluidic device includes a flow path through which a reaction solution flows, and an introducing portion for introducing the reaction solution into the flow path, wherein the flow path passes alternately and repeatedly several times through a first temperature region and a second temperature region having different predetermined temperatures, and the flow path includes the repeating unit portions passing through the first temperature region and the second temperature region, the repeating unit portions having decreasing lengths as the repeating unit portions are located farther away from the introducing portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Narimasa Iwamoto, Takao Miyai, Nobuyuki Miyagawa, Tsutomu Ichihara, Masashi Ishimaru, Toshihiko Sato, Hiroaki Tachibana
  • Patent number: 10621837
    Abstract: The purpose is to provide a device, method and program for tactile information conversion, and an element arrangement structure for presenting a plurality of types of stimuli that are capable of presenting a plurality of types of stimuli at one point in a concentrated manner from different points. One of the features is to determine a first stimulation point at which a first type of tactile stimulus is generated or generate the first type of tactile stimulus at the first stimulation point via the output unit and output tactile information for generating a second type of tactile stimulus via the output unit to the output unit at a second stimulation point separated within a temporally and/or spatially predetermined threshold value from the first stimulation point of the first type of tactile stimulus that has been determined or generated by a first stimulation unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: JAPAN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY AGENCY
    Inventors: Susumu Tachi, Masashi Nakatani, Katsunari Sato, Kouta Minamizawa, Hiroyuki Kajimoto
  • Publication number: 20200111645
    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: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2019
    Publication date: April 9, 2020
    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
  • Patent number: 10614946
    Abstract: An electronic component includes a body and a pair of terminal electrodes. The body has a pair of end faces opposing each other in a first direction, a pair of main faces opposing each other in a second direction, and a pair of side faces opposing each other in a third direction. One of the main faces serves as a mounting face. A clearance in the first direction between an end edge of a conductive resin layer and the end edge of a base metal layer at an end portion of the one of the main faces in the third direction is longer than a clearance in the first direction between the end edge of the conductive resin layer and the end edge of the base metal layer at a central portion of the one of the main faces in the third direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoji Tozawa, Masashi Shimoyasu, Junichi Otsuka, Tsutomu Ono, Hidekazu Sato
  • Publication number: 20200101928
    Abstract: An airbag includes a mounting portion, a top wall deployable towards a vehicle occupant, and a circumferential wall disposed between the mounting portion and top wall. An airbag base member for forming the airbag includes a top-forming panel for forming the top wall, and at least three circumferential panels that extend generally radially from the top-forming panel and form the circumferential wall by being joined together by adjoining edges thereof. Each of the circumferential panels is formed into a generally band-like contour which has a first and a second curving edges that make the circumferential panel enlarge in width from the leading end towards an intermediate portion and then narrow towards the top-forming panel. When the airbag base member is laid flat, adjoining edges of any two adjoining circumferential panels are generally symmetrical to each other in curving shape with respect to a line disposed there between.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2019
    Publication date: April 2, 2020
    Inventors: Tsutomu ISHII, Masashi HOTTA, Koji KAWAMURA, Yuji SATO
  • Patent number: 10599068
    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: January 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masahiko Hayakawa, Masashi Imai, Shougo Sato
  • Patent number: 10594970
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an image sensor and an electronic device that can reduce occurrence of a problem not only in a case of adding and using outputs of a plurality of PDs that share one of on-chip lenses but also in a case of using them individually. An image sensor according to a first aspect of the present disclosure includes: a light receiving element that generates charges by photoelectric conversion; an on-chip lens that is shared by a plurality of light receiving elements and condenses incident light onto the plurality of light receiving elements; and an AD convertor that converts charges generated by the light receiving element to a digital signal. Exposure timings of the plurality of light receiving elements sharing one of the on-chip lenses are the same. The present disclosure can be applied, for example, to image pickup devices having an image-plane phase-difference detection AF function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Gota Sato, Masashi Nakata
  • Publication number: 20200071634
    Abstract: A lubricating oil composition which achieves extended anti-shudder durability without causing a decrease in the metal-to-metal friction coefficient, even when the viscosity of the composition is reduced. The lubricating oil composition includes (A) a lubricant base oil, (C) (C-1) a succinimide compound or boronated succinimide compound having a weight-average molecular weight of 4,000 to 7,000, (C-2) a succinimide compound or boronated succinimide compound having a weight-average molecular weight of more than 7,000 to 10,000, and (D) a phosphorus-based extreme pressure agent, the lubricating oil composition does not include zinc dithiophosphate and may optionally include a sulfur-based extreme pressure agent, provided that the content of sulfur-based extreme pressure agent is no more than 0.1 percent by weight of the lubricating oil composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2017
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Inventors: Takafumi Mori, Takehisa Sato, Takahiro Fukumizu, Masashi Ogawa, Junichi Nishinosono
  • Publication number: 20200064750
    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: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2019
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Inventors: Kunihiko Sekido, Takashi Anezaki, Taichi Sato, Masashi Nishi, Atsushi Fujii
  • Publication number: 20200064749
    Abstract: There is provided an electrophotographic photosensitive member that can achieve both of an adequately high initial sensitivity as the electrophotographic photosensitive member and reduction in the fluctuation of a light portion potential at the time of repeated use. An electrophotographic photosensitive member includes a support, an electroconductive layer and a photosensitive layer in this order, wherein the electroconductive layer contains a binder material and a metal oxide particle; the metal oxide particle has a core material containing a titanium oxide, and a covering layer which covers the core material and contains the titanium oxide; and when the oxygen deficiency ratio of the metal oxide particle is represented by A, the oxygen deficiency ratio of the core material is represented by B, and the oxygen deficiency ratio of the covering layer is represented by C, the Expressions (1) and (2) are satisfied: A?2% (1) and 10×B<C (2).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2019
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Inventors: Takashi Anezaki, Taichi Sato, Kunihiko Sekido, Masashi Nishi, Atsushi Fujii
  • Patent number: 10560199
    Abstract: A signal processing circuit includes: a processor configured to adjust phases of reception samples which is supplied at a supply interval, according to a phase adjustment amount; and a processing circuit including a finite impulse response (FIR) filter with taps and configured to process, by the FIR filter, each of the reception samples and output output symbols at an output interval different from the supply interval, the processor is configured to: derive initial values of tap coefficients for the respective taps; and derive the phase adjustment amount such that a center of centroids of the tap coefficients at respective output time points of the output symbols coincides with a center of a number of taps of the FIR filter, the tap coefficients at respective output time points of the output symbols being set according to a deviation between the supply interval and the output interval and the initial values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Yuya Imoto, Kazuhiko Hatae, Nobukazu Koizumi, Yasuo Ohtomo, Masato Oota, Masashi Sato, Daisuke Sasaki