Patents by Inventor Masato Saito

Masato Saito 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: 20210280639
    Abstract: To provide a photoelectric conversion element capable of further improving performance in a photoelectric conversion element using an organic semiconductor material. The photoelectric conversion element includes a first electrode and a second electrode arranged to face each other, and a photoelectric conversion layer 17 provided between the first electrode and the second electrode, in which the photoelectric conversion layer 17 includes a first organic semiconductor material and a second organic semiconductor material, and at least one of the first organic semiconductor material or the second organic semiconductor material is an organic molecule having a HOMO volume fraction of 0.15 or less or a LUMO volume fraction of 0.15 or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2019
    Publication date: September 9, 2021
    Applicants: SONY CORPORATION, SONY SEMICONDUCTOR SOLUTIONS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shinnosuke HATTORI, Hajime KOBAYASHI, Sae MIYAJI, Masato KANNO, Miki KIMIJIMA, Yuta HASEGAWA, Toshio NISHI, Takashi KAWASHIMA, Yosuke SAITO, Yuta INABA
  • Patent number: 11109492
    Abstract: Provided is a structure that has highly reliable electroconductive pattern regions, that offers an extremely simple manufacturing process, and that has excellent electrical insulation between the electroconductive pattern regions. This structure (10) having electroconductive pattern regions is provided with a support (11), and, on a surface configured by the support, a layer (14) in which insulation regions (12) containing a copper oxide- and phosphorus-containing organic substance and electroconductive pattern regions (13) containing copper are disposed next to one another. This stack is provided with: a support, a coating layer containing copper oxide and phosphorus and disposed on a surface configured by the support; and a resin layer disposed so as to cover the coating layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Asahi Kasei Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masato Saito, Toru Yumoto, Masanori Tsuruta
  • Publication number: 20210127026
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an image forming unit, an output unit, a light source, and a processor. The image forming unit creates a printed material by forming an image on paper. The output unit outputs the printed material to an output tray. The light source is provided such that lit light is viewable from outside the image forming apparatus. The processor is configured to receive a print job for creating the printed material by the image forming unit, and perform control such that the light source is lit in a first lighting pattern in a case where a printed material of a print job for a single user has been output to the output tray and the light source is lit in a second lighting pattern in a case where printed materials of print jobs for multiple users have been output to the output tray.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2020
    Publication date: April 29, 2021
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masayoshi MIKI, Teiju SATO, Masato SAITO, Yasuhiro NAKATANI
  • Publication number: 20210124538
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an image forming unit, an output unit, a light source, and a processor. The image forming unit creates a printed material by forming an image on paper. The output unit outputs the printed material to an output tray. The light source is provided such that lit light is viewable from outside the image forming apparatus. The processor is configured to receive specification of a period during which the light source is not to be lit, receive an instruction to create the printed material, and perform control such that in a case where the printed material is output in accordance with the instruction at a time outside the period, the light source is lit, whereas in a case where the printed material is output during the period, the light source is not lit during the period and then starts to be lit when the period ends.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2020
    Publication date: April 29, 2021
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masayoshi MIKI, Teiju SATO, Masato SAITO, Yasuhiro NAKATANI
  • Publication number: 20210120138
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a mounting surface provided on a main body and on which paper is placed; a person detection section provided in the main body; a processor configured to control return from a sleep state of the main body, based on the detection of a person by the person detection section, and perform control such that in a case where there is no paper on the mounting surface when transition to the sleep state, a nearby person approaching the main body is included in a detection target of the person detection section, and a passerby passing near the main body is not included in the detection target, in the sleep state, and in a case where there is a paper on the mounting surface when the transition, the nearby person and the passerby are included in the detection target, in the sleep state; and a notification section that notifies of paper remaining in a case where there is a paper on the mounting surface after the return.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2020
    Publication date: April 22, 2021
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masayoshi MIKI, Teiju SATO, Masato SAITO, Yasuhiro NAKATANI
  • Publication number: 20210116850
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a unit group including a specific unit having a specific component that performs an operation necessary for notification of paper remaining on a mounting surface; and a processor configured to control supply of power to the unit group at a return from a sleep state based on a return event, in which the processor is configured to in a case where there is no paper on the mounting surface at a transition to the sleep state, perform first control to supply power to a specified power supply destination corresponding to the return event at the return from the sleep state, and in a case where there is a paper on the mounting surface at the transition to the sleep state, perform second control to supply power to the specific unit at the return from the sleep state even in a case where the specific unit is not included in the specified power supply destination of the unit group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2020
    Publication date: April 22, 2021
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masayoshi MIKI, Teiju SATO, Masato SAITO, Yasuhiro NAKATANI
  • Publication number: 20210104879
    Abstract: To make it possible to enhance waterproofness of a vent hole when an electronic controller is mounted on an automobile. The electronic controller includes a waterproof case that accommodates a printed circuit board with electronic parts mounted thereon, and a connector that electrically connects the printed circuit board and an external apparatus to each other, the electronic controller being mounted on the automobile in a posture having the connector directed downward. The waterproof case has an inclined surface that is smaller as the distance from a bottom surface is more on the connector side, and the inclined surface is formed with a vent hole that is closed with the breathing filter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2018
    Publication date: April 8, 2021
    Applicant: HITACHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Toru KOBAYASHI, Masato SAITO, Michihito WATARAI
  • Publication number: 20210096875
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a processor configured to execute a reset process for resetting a watchdog timer, execute a recovery process of the information processing apparatus, in a case where the watchdog timer is not able to be reset within a time limit, and sets the time limit to a longer time, in a case where an apparatus load which is at least one of a current processing load per unit time of the information processing apparatus or a processing amount of a processing request which is input to the information processing apparatus is large, as compared to a case where the apparatus load is small.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2020
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masato SAITO, Masayoshi MIKI, Teiju SATO, Yasuhiro NAKATANI
  • Patent number: 10953822
    Abstract: Provided is an electronic control device that can reduce a usage amount of an adhesive constituting a seal member, by relieving a stress caused in the seal member disposed in a gap between a first housing part and a second housing part in a high-temperature environment. In an electronic control device including: a component mounting board mounted with an electronic component; and a first housing part and a second housing part that are fixed to each other via a seal member and define a first space that accommodates the component mounting board, at least one predetermined housing part of the first or second housing part has a recess formed on a surface facing the seal member, and a second space is formed between the recess and the seal member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Masato Saito, Yoshio Kawai, Ryo Akiba
  • Patent number: 10946384
    Abstract: A thermal convection generating device (1) that generates thermal convection of a liquid by heating or cooling the liquid and applying centrifugal force to the liquid, the thermal convection generating device including: a stage (20) to which a thermal convection generating chip (10) is attachable and detachable, the thermal convection generating chip including a disk-like substrate (11) and a thermal convection pathway (14) formed in a surface of the disk-like substrate that is perpendicular to an axis (AX) of the disk-like substrate, and being configured to rotate about the axis of the disk-like substrate to apply centrifugal force to a liquid in the thermal convection pathway; a heat controller (30) that heats or cools a portion of the thermal convection pathway; a motor (40) that drives the thermal convection generating chip to rotate about the axis; and a controller (50) that controls the heat controller and the motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: OSAKA UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Masato Saito, Eiichi Tamiya
  • Patent number: 10792623
    Abstract: A resistivity adjustment device includes: a hollow fiber membrane module that is divided by a hollow fiber membrane into a liquid phase side area; a liquid supply pipe that communicates with the liquid phase side area; a liquid discharge pipe that communicates with the liquid phase side area; a gas supply pipe that communicates with the gas phase side area; a gas discharge pipe that communicates with the gas phase side area; a bypass pipe that communicates with the liquid supply pipe and the liquid discharge pipe to bypass the hollow fiber membrane module; and a first on-off valve that is connected to the gas discharge pipe and opens or closes a first passage inside the gas discharge pipe, wherein the first on-off valve opens the first passage to discharge water accumulated in the gas phase side area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: DIC Corporation
    Inventors: Kazumi Oi, Masato Saito, Naoki Hada
  • Patent number: 10671678
    Abstract: The present invention provides a surface acoustic wave sensor capable of suitably controlling the flow of a liquid sample onto IDT electrodes. A surface acoustic wave sensor has a piezoelectric substrate, a first IDT electrode and a second IDT electrode which are located on the upper surface of the piezoelectric substrate and are separated from each other while sandwiching a detection part on the piezoelectric substrate therebetween, and the cover which forms the space being on the first IDT electrode, second IDT electrode, and the detection part and straddling them. On the lower surface of the cover, the detection part-facing surface facing the detection part has a smaller contact angle to the liquid sample than that of a pair of electrode-facing surfaces facing the first IDT electrode and second IDT electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignees: KYOCERA CORPORATION, OSAKA UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Hiroyasu Tanaka, Hideharu Kurioka, Eiichi Tamiya, Masato Saito
  • Publication number: 20200170125
    Abstract: Provided is a structure that has highly reliable electroconductive pattern regions, that offers an extremely simple manufacturing process, and that has excellent electrical insulation between the electroconductive pattern regions. This structure (10) having electroconductive pattern regions is provided with a support (11), and, on a surface configured by the support, a layer (14) in which insulation regions (12) containing a copper oxide- and phosphorus-containing organic substance and electroconductive pattern regions (13) containing copper are disposed next to one another. This stack is provided with: a support, a coating layer containing copper oxide and phosphorus and disposed on a surface configured by the support; and a resin layer disposed so as to cover the coating layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2018
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Applicant: Asahi Kasei Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masato Saito, Toru Yumoto, Masanori Tsuruta
  • Patent number: 10638004
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a power supply switch, a display, a light-emitting unit, and a controller. The power supply switch is used to perform a control function. The display is such that a time from switching on of the power supply switch until occurrence of a screen change is long and a user is likely to fail to correctly recognize a switching-on state. The light-emitting unit is switched on in a time until the screen change occurs. The switching on is performed in such a manner that the user is notified that the power supply switch is in a switching-on state. After the controller is activated through an operation of switching on the power supply switch, the controller switches off the light-emitting unit according to a switching-off condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masayoshi Miki, Teiju Sato, Masato Saito
  • Publication number: 20200033985
    Abstract: An electronic device which can simplify operation when displaying an active window or an inactive window is provided. The active window or the inactive window is displayed on a display section arranged in a position different from an operation input section based on a comparison of a pressing force to the operation input section and a reference value. Therefore, the active or inactive window can be displayed by one action, and thereby operation can be simplified.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2015
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Inventors: MAKOTO ABE, MASATO SAITO, MASAKAZU TAKAHASHI, KOHEI TOYODA
  • Patent number: 10507714
    Abstract: The present disclosure can reduce a force required for the attachment of a sealing member to a flange of a body of an automobile, thereby facilitating the attachment, and can reduce the separation of the attached sealing member from the flange to ensure good seal. An outer foam 25 which comes into contact with an exterior face of a flange 110 facing the outside of a cabin is provided for an inner face of an outer wall 20. A flexible seal lip 21a is provided for an inner face of an inner wall 21. A bottom foam 26 bulges from an inner face of a bottom wall 22. A distance between the outer and bottom foams 25 and 26 in a width direction of the automobile is smaller than a thickness of a thinnest portion of the flange 110.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignees: Nishikawa Rubber Co., Ltd., HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Toshifumi Matsuura, Akiyoshi Kubota, Toyohisa Amagai, Takayuki Doi, Masato Saito
  • Patent number: 10493416
    Abstract: A thermal convection generating chip (1) includes a rotatory body (2), a thermal convection pathway (11) provided in the rotatory body (2), and a supply path (12A to 12C) that supplies a liquid to the thermal convection pathway (11). The supply path (12A to 12C) includes a liquid receiving section (121) that receives the liquid and a suction passage (122) that provides communication between the liquid receiving section (121) and the thermal convection pathway (11). The suction passage (122) has a first region (122a) extending between a midsection of the suction passage (122) and the thermal convection pathway (11), and a second region (122b) extending between the midsection and the liquid receiving section (121). The liquid in the first region (122a) is separated from the liquid in the second region (122b) through rotation of the rotatory body (2) to be supplied to the thermal convection pathway (11).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: OSAKA UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Masato Saito, Yuichiro Kiriyama, Eiichi Tamiya
  • Patent number: 10481701
    Abstract: An operation input device having an exterior portion that includes a band portion extending in a belt shape and having flexibility and a housing; and a control unit (23) that is housed in the exterior portion and performs input processing based on a detection signal indicating detection of a predetermined operation. The operation input device is provided with a deformation detection unit that outputs a detection signal associated with a deformation of the band portion or a deformation of the housing to the control unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hideki Kawamura, Nobuhito Tsubaki, Fumiya Isono, Takafumi Inoue, Takashi Kihara, Jun Endo, Masato Saito
  • Publication number: 20190299881
    Abstract: Provided is an electronic control device that can reduce a usage amount of an adhesive constituting a seal member, by relieving a stress caused in the seal member disposed in a gap between a first housing part and a second housing part in a high-temperature environment. In an electronic control device including: a component mounting board mounted with an electronic component; and a first housing part and a second housing part that are fixed to each other via a seal member and define a first space that accommodates the component mounting board, at least one predetermined housing part of the first or second housing part has a recess formed on a surface facing the seal member, and a second space is formed between the recess and the seal member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2017
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Inventors: Masato SAITO, Yoshio KAWAI, Ryo AKIBA
  • Publication number: 20190224633
    Abstract: A specific resistance value adjustment apparatus includes: a hollow fiber membrane module; a module passing pipe which passes through the hollow fiber membrane module; a bypassing pipe which bypasses the hollow fiber membrane module; a liquid discharge pipe which communicates with the module passing pipe and the bypassing pipe through a joint portion; a first flow rate detection unit which detects a first flow rate of a liquid flowing to at least one of a liquid supply pipe and the liquid discharge pipe; a control valve which opens and closes the module passing pipe; and a control unit which sets an opening degree of the control valve in response to the first flow rate detected by the first flow rate detection unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2017
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Inventors: Masato Saito, Kazumi Oi, Naoki Hada