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: 20200041918
    Abstract: An electrophotographic photosensitive member includes, in sequence, a support, a conductive layer, an undercoat layer, a charge generation layer, and a charge transport layer. The conductive layer is a cured film, and the cured film contains titanium oxide particles doped with niobium. The undercoat layer contains a cured product of a composition that contains an electron transport material having a polymerizable functional group and a resin functionalized with a carboxylic acid derivative.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2019
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Inventors: Masashi Nishi, Takashi Anezaki, Taichi Sato, Atsushi Fujii, Kunihiko Sekido
  • Publication number: 20200036315
    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: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2018
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Applicant: AISIN AW CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masakazu SATO, Yomei HAKUMURA, Masashi MIYAZAKI, Masayoshi YANAGIDA
  • Patent number: 10546727
    Abstract: A plasma etching apparatus includes an upper electrode and a lower electrode, between which plasma of a process gas is generated to perform plasma etching on a wafer W. The apparatus further comprises a cooling ring disposed around the wafer, a correction ring disposed around the cooling ring, and a variable DC power supply directly connected to the correction ring, the DC voltage being preset to provide the correction ring with a negative bias, relative to ground potential, for attracting ions in the plasma and to increase temperature of the correction ring to compensate for a decrease in temperature of a space near the edge of the target substrate due to the cooling ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 28, 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: 20200024221
    Abstract: A cooling agent composition includes a methyl menthol derivative represented by the following general formula (1). In the formula (1), a symbol * indicates an asymmetric carbon atom, X represents a hydrogen atom or a substituent, and Y represents an aryl group having 6 to 20 carbon atoms which may have a substituent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2018
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Applicant: TAKASAGO INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hisanori ITOH, Takaji MATSUMOTO, Tomoharu SATO, Makoto HARADA, Masaya OTAKE, Masashi OTSUKA
  • Patent number: 10529539
    Abstract: An apparatus includes an upper electrode and a lower electrode for supporting a wafer disposed opposite each other within a process chamber. A first RF power supply configured to apply a first RF power having a relatively higher frequency, and a second RF power supply configured to apply a second RF power having a relatively lower frequency is connected to the lower electrode. A variable DC power supply is connected to the upper electrode. A process gas is supplied into the process chamber to generate plasma of the process gas so as to perform plasma etching.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: TOKYO ELECTRON LIMITED
    Inventors: Akira Koshiishi, Masaru Sugimoto, Kunihiko Hinata, Noriyuki Kobayashi, Chishio Koshimizu, Ryuji Ohtani, Kazuo Kibi, Masashi Saito, Naoki Matsumoto, Manabu Iwata, Daisuke Yano, Yohei Yamazawa, Hidetoshi Hanaoka, Toshihiro Hayami, Hiroki Yamazaki, Manabu Sato
  • Patent number: 10520850
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes circuitry, a reader, and an exposure device that drives lighting elements aligned in a main scanning direction to form a first test image. The circuitry acquires density of first sub-areas, into which the first test image is divided in the main scanning direction, and calculates first correction data based on density of each of the first sub-areas and average density of the first sub-areas, to correct light amounts of the lighting elements. The exposure device forms a second test image with the light amounts corrected. The circuitry acquires density of second sub-areas, into which the second test image is divided in the main scanning direction, and calculates second correction data based on density of a second sub-area adjacent to each of the second sub-areas, to further correct the light amounts. The second sub-areas are differently located from the first sub-areas in the main scanning direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroaki Nishina, Koichi Murota, Yoshinobu Sakaue, Masashi Suzuki, Susumu Narita, Takuma Nishio, Ryo Sato
  • Patent number: 10514646
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a latent image bearer, a latent image writing device, a developing device, a conveyance unit to convey a recording medium, a transfer device, a length data acquisition unit to obtain a length of the recording medium in a conveyance direction of the recording medium, an image forming processor to form a test pattern, and a light quantity correction calculator that acquires image density data of the test pattern and calculates a light quantity correction value to correct a light quantity. The image forming processor sets a position of the test pattern on the recording medium in the conveyance direction of the recording medium and a length of the test pattern in the conveyance direction of the recording medium based on the length of the recording medium in the conveyance direction of the recording medium obtained by the length data acquisition unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Susumu Narita, Yoshinobu Sakaue, Ryo Sato, Koichi Murota, Masashi Suzuki, Takuma Nishio, Hiroaki Nishina
  • Patent number: 10501137
    Abstract: The present invention provides a handlebar lock system which (i) can be used for a moving body whose traveling direction is changed with a handlebar and (ii) includes a handlebar locking device which makes it difficult to unlock the handlebar by a forcible method such as breaking. The handlebar lock system includes: a handlebar locking device (20); and a user interface (8) which notifies a user of an operation state of the handlebar locking device (20), which operation state includes at least a lock state of the handlebar (5). The handlebar locking device (20) is provided in a frame of a bicycle so as to be not viewable from outside of the bicycle. The control section (100) identifies the operation state, and then outputs, via a communication section (101), information indicative of the operation state thus identified. A control section (8a) of the user interface (8) receives, from the handlebar locking device (20), the information indicative of the operation state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: OMRON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shunji Mori, Hiroyuki Onitsuka, Hiroaki Takeya, Ryoji Shimizu, Masashi Sato, Hideaki Kojima
  • Patent number: 10494330
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to provide a cooling agent composition containing a novel methyl menthol derivative having no undesirable feeling of stimulation, malodor, bitterness, or the like, it being possible to use the cooling agent composition as a cooling agent or sensory stimulation agent having exceptional persistence of a sense of coolness and refreshing feeling. The present invention pertains to a cooling agent composition containing a methyl menthol derivative represented by general formula (1A) or general formula (1B).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: TAKASAGO INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hisanori Itoh, Yoji Hori, Masashi Otsuka, Takaji Matsumoto, Tomoharu Sato
  • Publication number: 20190358745
    Abstract: A laser processing machine includes a guide member with which a laser head is engaged so as to be movable to one side in a conveying direction, a moving device configured to move the laser head along the guide member, a counterweight which is movably engaged to the other side of the guide member in the conveying direction and moves along the guide member in a direction opposite to a moving direction of the laser head in conjunction with the laser head moved by the moving device, and a control device which controls the moving device to move the counterweight to a position facing the grease feeding device and to perform grease feeding to an engaged portion between the counterweight and the guide member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2019
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Inventors: Yuichi Hirata, Yuki Sato, Kenichiro Ono, Masashi Koike
  • Publication number: 20190348212
    Abstract: An electronic component includes an element body and an external electrode disposed on the element body. The external electrode includes an underlying metal layer, a conductive resin layer, and a plating layer. The underlying metal layer is disposed on the element body. The conductive resin layer contains a plurality of conductive fillers and is disposed on the underlying metal layer. The plating layer is disposed on the conductive resin layer. A part of the plurality of conductive fillers is sintered with the underlying metal layer and is coupled to the underlying metal layer. Another part of the plurality of conductive fillers is exposed to a surface of the conductive resin layer and is in contact with the plating layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2019
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Applicant: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoji TOZAWA, Takuo ABE, Yuma ISHIKAWA, Hidekazu SATO, Takashi ENDO, Masashi SHIMOYASU, Kazuma TAKAHASHI
  • Patent number: 10474076
    Abstract: A fixing device fixes a toner image onto a piece of paper by conveying the piece of paper formed with the toner image while nipping the piece of paper at a fixing nip, and includes: an endless belt that is rotated; a pressing member that presses the belt; a support member that supports the pressing member; a sheet wound around the pressing member along the conveyance direction; and a pressurizing member that forms the fixing nip with the belt, wherein a part of an upstream region of the sheet existing more on an upstream side in a winding direction than a contact region contacting the belt and the pressing member and a part of a downstream region of the sheet existing more on a downstream side in the winding direction than the contact region are interposed between the pressing member and the support member, and are fixed by pressing force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Masashi Sonoyama, Hidetoshi Katayanagi, Yoshikazu Kuribayashi, Tomoya Sato, Hiroyuki Maeda
  • Publication number: 20190338138
    Abstract: The present invention provides a surface-treated silica filler for suppressing an increase in viscosity when added to a resin composition used for applications such as a semiconductor sealing material, and the resin composition containing the surface-treated silica filler. The surface-treated silica filler of the present invention is surface-treated with a basic substance having an acid dissociation constant (pKa) of its conjugate acid of 9.4 or more.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2017
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Applicant: NAMICS Corporation
    Inventors: Ayako SATO, Masashi KAJITA
  • Patent number: 10464622
    Abstract: The present invention provides a handlebar lock system which (i) can be used for a moving body whose traveling direction is changed with a handlebar and (ii) includes a handlebar locking device which makes it difficult to unlock the handlebar by a forcible method such as breaking. The handlebar lock system includes: a handlebar locking device (20); and a user interface (8) which notifies a user of an operation state of the handlebar locking device (20), which operation state includes at least a lock state of the handlebar (5). The handlebar locking device (20) is provided in a frame of a bicycle so as to be not viewable from outside of the bicycle. The control section (100) identifies the operation state, and then outputs, via a communication section (101), information indicative of the operation state thus identified. A control section (8a) of the user interface (8) receives, from the handlebar locking device (20), the information indicative of the operation state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: OMRON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shunji Mori, Hiroyuki Onitsuka, Hiroaki Takeya, Ryoji Shimizu, Masashi Sato, Hideaki Kojima
  • Publication number: 20190334354
    Abstract: [Object] To achieve both prevention of overcharging of the battery and convenience of the user. [Solution] An information processing device includes: a charged capacity detection unit configured to detect a charged capacity of a battery; a charging control unit configured to control a charging circuit; and a specification unit configured to specify when discharge of the battery starts. The charging control unit performs charging suppression control on the charging circuit such that the battery is charged to a preparatorily charged capacity that is lower than a fully charged capacity of the battery, on the basis of the charged capacity detected by the charged capacity detection unit, the charging of the battery stops when the charged capacity of the battery reaches the preparatorily charged capacity, and the charging of the battery restarts from the preparatorily charged capacity before discharge of the battery starts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2017
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Applicant: SONY MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS INC.
    Inventors: Tomoo MIZUKAMI, Atsuo SUZUKI, Yuumi OZAWA, Ryo NAKAGAWA, Shota KAWARAZAKI, Masahiko NAITO, Kazuyuki SAGA, Naoyuki ITAKURA, Tomohiko SATO, Masashi KOKUBO, Daisuke SAKAI
  • Patent number: 10442305
    Abstract: A system includes; a first power line connectable with a first fuse and feeds electric power from a battery to a controller; a second power line connectable with a second fuse and feeds electric power from the battery to the controller; a first detector that detects whether the first fuse is connected; a second detector that detects whether the second fuse is connected; and the controller that causes specific equipment to operate upon detection of receipt of a signal by a receiver that operates intermittently to receive signals from a mobile terminal. The controller sets a cycle of operation of the receiver to a first cycle when the first fuse is connected, and set the cycle of operation of the receiver to a second cycle longer than the first cycle, when it is detected that the first fuse is not connected, and the second fuse is connected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masashi Sato, Shinichi Ueda, Takashi Ito, Yujiro Koda, Satoshi Suda
  • Patent number: 10437188
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an image reading device; an image forming device including a photoconductor, a charger, an exposure device including a light-emitting element, a memory to store a first correction value for correction a light emission amount of the light-emitting element, and a driver to drive the light-emitting element, a developing device, a transfer device, and a fixing device. The image forming apparatus further includes a processor to calculate a second correction value for correcting the light emission amount, based on density data of image data of a predetermined pattern on a recording medium; calculate a third correction value for correcting the light emission amount, based on the first correction value and the second correction value; and determine, before calculating the third correction value, whether placement of the recording medium on the reading table is correct based on the density data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Takuma Nishio, Yoshinobu Sakaue, Susumu Narita, Ryo Sato, Koichi Murota, Masashi Suzuki, Hiroaki Nishina
  • Patent number: 10439467
    Abstract: A motor includes a rotor, a stator, a housing, a bus bar assembly, a cover fixed to the housing, and a circuit board. The bus bar assembly includes a bus bar, a wiring member, and a bus bar holder. The bus bar holder includes a main body portion, a connector portion, and a connection terminal holding portion. The cover directly or indirectly contacts a second side of the main body portion. The wiring member includes a circuit board connection terminal fixed to the connection terminal holding portion and an external power-supply connection terminal. At least one other portion of the wiring member is located closer to a second side of the motor than the external power-supply connection terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: NIDEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hidehiro Haga, Ryusuke Sato, Masashi Sonoda
  • Publication number: 20190299912
    Abstract: An occupant protection device for protecting an occupant sitting in a front seat of a vehicle. The occupant protection device includes a front airbag device that is adapted to be mounted in front of the front seat and a roof airbag device that is adapted to be mounted on a roof of the vehicle. The front airbag device includes a front airbag that is inflatable and deployable for protecting an upper body of the occupant when an impact is applied to the vehicle from forward. The roof airbag includes a roof airbag that is inflatable and deployable downwardly between the front airbag and the front seat for protecting a head of the occupant when an impact is applied to the vehicle from forward.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2019
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Inventors: Motoyuki TANAKA, Masashi HOTTA, Koji KAWAMURA, Yuji SATO, Hajime KITTE, Kenichi FUKURONO
  • Publication number: 20190291695
    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: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2019
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Inventors: Satoshi Suda, Shinichi Ueda, Masashi Sato