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: 20190291358
    Abstract: A method is provided for producing a three-dimensional object by stacking cured layers of a photocurable color ink composition containing a coloring material. The method includes applying the photocurable color ink composition onto an underlying member; and curing the photocurable color ink composition with light. The content of the coloring material in the photocurable color ink composition is in the range of 0.25% by mass to 2.1% by mass.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2019
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Inventors: Chigusa SATO, Masashi KUWABARA
  • Publication number: 20190291693
    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: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2019
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Inventors: Satoshi Suda, Shinichi Ueda, Masashi Sato
  • Publication number: 20190291694
    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: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2019
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Inventors: Satoshi Suda, Masashi Sato, Shinichi Ueda
  • Publication number: 20190291692
    Abstract: An onboard authentication device (60) includes: a communication unit (62) configured to receive key information; an existing electronic key determining unit (65C) configured to determine whether the key information received by the communication unit matches registered information; and an execution unit (65D, 65F) configured to execute a registration process of registering a second electronic key in the onboard authentication device or an invalidation process of invalidating the first electronic key registered in the onboard authentication device at a first time in a case that the existing electronic key determining unit determines the received key information matches the key information of the first electronic key and to execute the registration process or the invalidation process at a second time later than the first time in a case that the existing electronic key determining unit determines the received key information does not match the key information of the first electronic key.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2019
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Inventors: Satoshi Suda, Shinichi Ueda, Masashi Sato
  • Publication number: 20190284499
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to a lubricant composition that 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. A lubricant composition comprises (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) (D-1) an amide-based friction modifier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2017
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Applicant: ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company
    Inventors: Takafumi Mori, Takehisa Sato, Takahiro Fukumizu, Masashi Ogawa, Junichi Nishinosono
  • Publication number: 20190286005
    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: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2019
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Inventors: Hiroaki NISHINA, Koichi MUROTA, Yoshinobu SAKAUE, Masashi SUZUKI, Susumu NARITA, Takuma NISHIO, Ryo SATO
  • Publication number: 20190280779
    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: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2019
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Applicant: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Yuya IMOTO, KAZUHIKO HATAE, Nobukazu KOIZUMI, Yasuo OHTOMO, Masato OOTA, Masashi Sato, Daisuke SASAKI
  • Publication number: 20190273880
    Abstract: An imaging device includes a semiconductor layer including an impurity region of a first conductivity type, a photoelectric converter electrically connected to the impurity region, and a transistor having a gate of a second conductivity type different from the first conductivity type, a source and a drain, the transistor including the impurity region as one of the source and the drain, the gate being electrically connected to the impurity region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2019
    Publication date: September 5, 2019
    Inventors: Junji HIRASE, Yoshihiro SATO, Yoshinori TAKAMI, Masayuki TAKASE, Masashi MURAKAMI
  • Publication number: 20190267240
    Abstract: A laser annealing apparatus (1) according to the embodiment includes: a laser beam source (11) configured to emit a laser beam (L1) to crystallize an amorphous silicon film (101a) on a substrate (100) and to form a poly-silicon film (101b); a projection lens (13) configured to condense the laser beam to irradiate a silicon film (101); a probe beam source configured to emit a probe beam (L2); a photodetector (25) configured to detect the probe beam (L3) transmitted through the silicon film (101); a processing apparatus (26) configured to calculate a standard deviation of detection values of a detection signal output from the photodetector, and to determine a crystalline state of the crystallized film based on the standard deviation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2017
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Applicant: The Japan Steel Works, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kenichi OHMORI, Suk-Hwan CHUNG, Ryosuke SATO, Masashi MACHIDA
  • Publication number: 20190259793
    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: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2019
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Inventors: Masashi MURAKAMI, Kazuko NISHIMURA, Yutaka ABE, Yoshiyuki MATSUNAGA, Yoshihiro SATO, Junji HIRASE
  • Patent number: 10367214
    Abstract: A fuel cell system that supplies an anode gas and a cathode gas to a fuel cell to cause the fuel cell to generate an electricity. The fuel cell system includes a high pressure tank, an anode gas supply passage configured to supply the anode gas to the fuel cell from the high pressure tank, an anode pressure control valve disposed on the anode gas supply passage, the anode pressure control valve adjusting an anode gas pressure of the fuel cell, an anode gas valve disposed between the high pressure tank and the anode pressure control valve, the anode gas valve adjusting a source pressure of the anode pressure control valve, and a valve control unit configured to control to open and close the anode pressure control valve and the anode gas valve on the basis of an operating state of the fuel cell system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Takeda, Masashi Sato
  • Publication number: 20190228466
    Abstract: To provide a vehicle sharing system that (i) prevents a particular vehicle location among a plurality of vehicle locations at each of which a shared vehicle(s) is on standby from being used excessively and thereby (ii) improves the convenience of the user, a management server (1) includes a management information database (122) configured to store information on (i) a plurality of shared-vehicle standby locations (2) at each of which a motor-assisted bicycle(s) (3) having a battery (302) is on standby and (ii) a motor-assisted bicycle(s) (3); a communication section (103) configured to receive starting-place information and destination information from a portable terminal (4); and a location specifying section (115) configured to, with reference to the management information database (122), specify a shared-vehicle standby location (2) to be used by the user to rent out a shared vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Applicant: Omron Corporation
    Inventors: Hideaki Kojima, Masashi Sato, Takanori Oka
  • Patent number: 10351350
    Abstract: This table circulation guide device includes sliders and carriage attached to a table. In a working area, the table is guided by the sliders straddling straight track rails. In a non-working area, the table is guided by the carriages traveling on a curved track rail. An endless circulation circuit is formed by the straight track rails and the curved track rail. In the working area of the circuit, the table travels via the sliders straddling the straight track rails. In the non-working area of the circuit, the table travels via the carriages located between the sliders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: NIPPON THOMPSON CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tsuguyoshi Nara, Masashi Matsui, Daisuke Sato
  • Patent number: 10341591
    Abstract: An imaging device includes a semiconductor layer and a pixel cell. The pixel cell includes an impurity region of a first conductivity type, the impurity region located in the semiconductor layer, a photoelectric converter electrically connected to the impurity region and located above the semiconductor layer, a first transistor having a first gate, a first source and a first drain, one of the first source and the first drain electrically connected to the impurity region, a second transistor having a second gate of a second conductivity type different from the first conductivity type, a second source and a second drain, the second transistor including the impurity region as one of the second source and the second drain, the second gate electrically connected to the impurity region, and a third transistor having a third gate, a third source and a third drain, the third gate electrically connected to the photoelectric converter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Junji Hirase, Yoshihiro Sato, Yoshinori Takami, Masayuki Takase, Masashi Murakami
  • Patent number: 10325945
    Abstract: An imaging device includes a unit pixel cell including: a photoelectric converter that generates a signal charge through photoelectric conversion of incident light, and a signal detection circuit that detects an electric signal according to an amount of the signal charge, wherein the signal detection circuit includes: a first transistor that amplifies the electric signal, a gate of the first transistor being connected to the photoelectric converter, a second transistor having a source and a drain, one of the source and the drain being connected to the photoelectric converter, and a first capacitor having a first end and a second end, the first end being connected to the other of the source and the drain of the second transistor, the second end being connected to a first voltage source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masashi Murakami, Kazuko Nishimura, Yutaka Abe, Yoshiyuki Matsunaga, Yoshihiro Sato, Junji Hirase
  • Patent number: 10312537
    Abstract: A control method for fuel cell system capable of executing an idle stop operation is provided, in which operation power generation of a fuel cell is selectively stopped according to a required output of a load and cathode gas is intermittently supplied to the fuel cell during an operation stop. An upper limit value and a lower limit value of an output voltage of the fuel cell during the idle stop operation is set, the cathode gas is intermittently supplied with the output voltage of the fuel cell set at a value between the upper limit value and the lower limit value, a wet/dry state of the fuel cell is detected, a wet/dry appropriate range in which the wet/dry state of the fuel cell during the idle stop operation is appropriate is set, and it is determined whether or not the detected wet/dry state of the fuel cell is within the set wet/dry appropriate range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Masashi Sato
  • Patent number: 10308604
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for producing an atropisomer of a pyrrole derivative having excellent mineralocorticoid receptor antagonistic activity, and an intermediate thereof. A method for producing an atropisomer of a pyrrole derivative using a compound represented by (B) [wherein R1 represents a C1-C4 alkyl group, and R2 represents a 2-hydroxyethyl group or a carboxymethyl group] as a production intermediate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Daiichi Sankyo Company, Limited
    Inventors: Masashi Watanabe, Hiroshi Nagasawa, Noritada Sato
  • Patent number: 10305128
    Abstract: A cell system includes a laminated battery, a plurality of battery cells being laminated in the laminated battery, a first switch connected to a positive electrode of the laminated battery and configured to switch connection to the positive electrode to a shut-off state, and a second switch connected to a negative electrode of the laminated battery and configured to switch connection to the negative electrode to a shut-off state. Furthermore, the cell system includes a circuit to be connected at least either between the positive electrode and the first switch or between the negative electrode and the second switch; and a controller configured to shift control timings of the first switch and the second switch from the shut-off state to a connected state according to an electrical capacitance generated between the positive electrode and the negative electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masashi Sato, Kotaro Akashi, Masanobu Sakai, Hidetaka Nishimura, Kenji Kobayashi, Keita Tsuji
  • Publication number: 20190154112
    Abstract: A power transfer belt that includes a plurality of elements; and a ring that binds the plurality of elements annularly, wherein: the power transfer belt is wound in V grooves of a pair of pulleys of a continuously variable transmission to transfer power, the elements each have a saddle surface that contacts the ring, a pair of pillars that extend from both sides of the saddle surface in a width direction in a direction from an inner peripheral side toward an outer peripheral side of the ring, and a pair of side surfaces formed so as to extend away from each other from the inner peripheral side toward the outer peripheral side of the ring.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2016
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Applicant: AISIN AW CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Akira OCHI, Kenji KAWANO, Yuki SATO, Ryo NAKAMURA, Junichi TOKUNAGA, Masashi HATTORI
  • Publication number: 20190154114
    Abstract: A power transfer belt, where a peripheral length difference between an inner peripheral length of the retainer ring and an outer peripheral length of the outermost ring material is larger than a peripheral length difference between an outer peripheral length of the ring material on an inner side, of two of the ring materials which overlap each other, and an inner peripheral length of the ring material on an outer side,
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2016
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Applicant: AISIN AW CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Akira OCHI, Yuki SATO, Ryo NAKAMURA, Kenji KAWANO, Masashi HATTORI, Junichi TOKUNAGA