Patents by Inventor Masato Suzuki

Masato Suzuki 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: 10843607
    Abstract: A headrest is provided including an upper pillow section that configures a front side of an upper portion of the headrest, and a lower pillow section that configures a front side of a lower portion of the headrest. A front-rear position of the lower pillow section with respect to the upper pillow section is adjustable by swinging the lower pillow section about a shaft extending along a seat width direction at an upper edge side of the lower pillow section, and a protrusion amount by which respective seat width direction side portions of the lower pillow section protrude toward a seat front side being adjustable with respect to a seat width direction intermediate portion of the lower pillow section by swinging the two seat width direction side portions about a shaft extending in a seat vertical direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Keiichi Kondo, Keiichiro Inoue, Keita Iwasaki, Osamu Kanayama, Masato Suzuki, Kento Yoshida
  • Patent number: 10845592
    Abstract: A head-up display (HUD) mountable on a vehicle includes circuitry. The circuitry is configured to obtain a detection result indicating a position of an object relative to the vehicle, as the vehicle travels; and control a display system to display, based on a detection result, an indicator indicating the position of the object as a virtual image within a display area, while changing an orientation of the indicator according to the position of the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Keita Katagiri, Kenichiroh Saisho, Masato Kusanagi, Yuuki Suzuki, Hiroshi Yamaguchi
  • Publication number: 20200364445
    Abstract: A system includes: a light source that emits pulsed light that illuminates a user's head portion; a photodetector that detects at least part of pulsed light returning from the head portion and that outputs one or more signals corresponding to an intensity of the at least part; electrical circuitry; and a memory that stores an emotion model indicating a relationship between the one or more signals and emotions. Based on a change in the one or more signals, the electrical circuitry selects an emotion by referring to the model. The one or more signals include a first signal corresponding to an intensity of first part of the reflection pulsed light and a second signal corresponding to an intensity of second part of the reflection pulsed light. The first part includes part before a falling period is started; and the second part includes at least part in the falling period.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2020
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
  • Publication number: 20200357698
    Abstract: A semiconductor device production method includes providing a first electrode and a second electrode on a rear surface of a substrate where an active region emitting light is formed and providing a laminated object formed of a material less brittle than the substrate at part of a region between the first electrode and the second electrode so as to position directly below the active region; and exposing a plane on which the active region appears by cleavage of the substrate together with the laminated object in a state where the laminated object is located directly above the active region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Tatsuro YOSHINO, Masato SUZUKI, Masato NEGISHI, Kenji YOSHIKAWA
  • Publication number: 20200357213
    Abstract: An automatic ticket examination system that enables tapless passage or an entry/exit system is achieved without a malfunction. According to the disclosure, there is provided a gate apparatus including: a positioning unit that measures positions of a plurality of wireless communication terminals; and an authentication unit that performs authentication for determining whether or not each of the wireless communication terminals is permitted to pass through a gate on the basis of each of the positions of each of the wireless communication terminals which have been measured by the positioning unit. With this configuration, the automatic ticket examination system that enables tapless passage or the entry/exit system can be achieved without a malfunction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2018
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
  • Publication number: 20200353415
    Abstract: This system for concentrating solvent-containing articles involves a first step in which: a supply flow (a) comprising solvent-containing articles containing a solute and a solvent (b) is caused to flow counter to or parallel with a permeant flow (d) through a forward osmosis membrane (o); the solvent (b) contained in the supply flow (a) is made to pass through the forward osmosis membrane (o) and to move into the permeant flow (d); and a concentrate flow (c) formed from the concentrated solvent-containing articles and a flow (e) formed from the diluted permeant flow (d) are obtained, wherein the permeant flow (d) is an inorganic salt solution containing multivalent cations, and the temperature of the permeant flow (d) in the aforementioned first step is 5-60° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2018
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Applicant: Asahi Kasei Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Mitsuru Fujita, Akira Kiguchi, Masato Mikawa, Takashi Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10829329
    Abstract: A sheet supplying apparatus, which is capable of winding a sheet tightly, includes a driving unit configured to cause a roll including a wound consecutive sheet to rotate in a first direction for feeding the sheet or a second direction opposite to the first direction, a sensor that detects a leading end portion of the sheet separated from an outer circumferential surface of the roll, and a contact body that presses the outer circumferential surface. Before the sheet is fed, in a state in which the contact body presses the outer circumferential surface, the driving unit causes the roll to continuously rotate in the second direction until a detection cycle of the leading end portion by the sensor is less than a predetermined value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Tomohiro Suzuki, Masashi Kamada, Masato Eiyama, Yuki Igarashi, Masashi Negishi, Ryoya Shinjo, Ryo Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 10831133
    Abstract: An endless belt includes a first resin and first conductive carbon particles. In the spatial distribution of the first conductive carbon particles present in an evaluation region of the outer peripheral surface of the endless belt which has a size of 6.3 ?m×4.2 ?m, the integral of the statistic L(r) represented by Formula (1) below from 0.05 ?m to 0.30 ?m with respect to an interparticle distance r is 0 or more and 0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Satoya Sugiura, Shigeru Fukuda, Futoshi Takei, Daisuke Tanemura, Masato Ono, Masato Furukawa, Hiroaki Tanaka, Shogo Hayashi, Tomoko Suzuki, Masayuki Seko, Koichi Matsumoto, Minoru Rokutan
  • Patent number: 10832890
    Abstract: To automatically repeat an operation of isolating a sample piece, which is formed by processing a sample with an ion beam, and transferring the sample piece to a sample piece holder, a charged particle beam device includes a computer configured to perform control so that, without rotating a needle with which the sample piece is fixed to the sample piece holder, a deposition film deposited on the needle is irradiated with a charged particle beam from a charged particle beam irradiation optical system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Inventors: Masato Suzuki, Satoshi Tomimatsu, Makoto Sato, Tatsuya Asahata
  • Patent number: 10822734
    Abstract: Provided is a washing machine including a main body having an opening and a door assembly disposed at the opening, wherein the door assembly includes a door that opens and closes the opening and an auxiliary washing unit having an auxiliary washing space in which hand-washing can be performed, and provided to pivot about one side of the door in an inside of the door. Through this configuration, separated washing spaces can be provided and separate hand-washing can be performed. Also, pressure of washing water supplied into the washing machine can be regulated so that water supply efficiency can be improved and a flow rate of the washing water can be adjusted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Inventors: Min Hyung Kim, Hyun Mook Kim, Yong Kwon Won, Masato Suzuki, Mitsuhiro Shigeri, Young Sun Shin, Goan Su Jung, Amitoj Singh, Gyu Woo Kim
  • Publication number: 20200331832
    Abstract: The invention provides an epoxy compound A represented by the following formula (1): in the formula (1), Ar's each independently represent a structure having an unsubstituted or substituted aromatic ring; R1 and R2 each independently represent a hydrogen atom or an alkyl group having 1 or 2 carbon atoms; R3 to R8 represent a hydroxy group, a glycidyl ether group and/or a 2-methylglycidyl ether group, and at least one of R3 to R8 is a glycidyl ether group or a 2-methylglycidyl ether group; R9 to R12 represent a hydroxy group or a methyl group; n is an integer of 11 to 16; and m, p1, p2, and q are average values of repetition, m is 0.5 to 10, p1 and p2 are each independently 0 to 5, and q is 0.5 to 5 (provided that each repeating unit present in the repeating units may be the same or different).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2018
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Inventors: Kazuo Arita, Masato Otsu, Etsuko Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20200333608
    Abstract: Disclosed is a display device for displaying a virtual image so as to be visually perceived by an occupant of a moving body through a transparent member. The display device includes an image generator configured to generate an image to be displayed as a virtual image; an orientation information acquisition unit configured to acquire information on an orientation of the moving body; and a display change processor configured to change the display of the virtual image in accordance with the information on the orientation acquired by the orientation information acquisition unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2018
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Inventors: Keita KATAGIRI, Kenichiroh SAISHO, Hiroshi YAMAGUCHI, Masato KUSANAGI, Yuuki SUZUKI, Kazuhiro TAKAZAWA, Tomoyuki TSUKUDA
  • Publication number: 20200327333
    Abstract: In an installation position information providing apparatus, specific two parts in a vehicle or in a vicinity of the vehicle and a floor surface on which the vehicle is mounted are recognized from a video that is captured, an installation position of an adjustment facility in the video is calculated based on the two parts and the floor surface that are recognized, and an installation position object indicative of the installation position is displayed at the installation position that is calculated in a superimposed manner, in the video that is displayed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2020
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Inventors: Akira KUNITSU, Hiroyasu SUZUKI, Masato HAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20200309223
    Abstract: A brake pad according to an embodiment includes a friction material containing copper at 0.5 wt % or less, a back plate, and an under-layer material laminated between the friction material and the back plate and having an average loss modulus of 500 MPa or more at ?50° C. to 0° C. in a bending mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Applicants: ADVICS North America, Inc., ADVICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shusuke Suzuki, Katsuya Okayama, Masato Nishioka
  • Publication number: 20200310324
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus including an image forming unit, a fixing device, and circuitry is provided. The image forming unit is configured to perform a special image forming operation that forms a color toner image and a special toner image with a color toner and a special toner, respectively, on a recording medium and a normal image forming operation that forms the color toner image without forming the special toner image on the recording medium. The fixing device is configured to fix the color toner image and the special toner image on the recording medium. The circuitry is configured to perform, in the special image forming operation, a toner amount suppression control that makes an amount of the color toner on the recording medium per unit area smaller than that in the normal image forming operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2020
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Masato TANAKA, Keiji KUNIMI, Masaki YOSHINO, Kazumi SUZUKI
  • Publication number: 20200297270
    Abstract: A biometric apparatus includes a first detector that detects and outputs a brain activity signal indicating a state of brain activity in a target person, and a signal processing circuit. The signal processing circuit acquires the brain activity signal, acquires a biological signal of the target person that is different from the brain activity signal, determines, based on the biological signal and the brain activity signal, whether a state of the target person is an awake state, a sleeping state, or an unconscious state, and generates and outputs a signal indicating the state of the target person.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2020
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
  • Publication number: 20200303702
    Abstract: This power storage apparatus has a case accommodating an electrode assembly and an electrolytic solution, and a release valve present in the wall of the case. The electrode assembly includes electrodes which have different polarities and are insulated from each other. A shielding member is arranged between the inner surface of the wall and the end surface of the electrode assembly. A point located in a center of the case in a front view of the case taken in the stacking direction of the electrodes and located in a center of a dimension of the electrode assembly in the stacking direction is referred to as a center point, and a region surrounded by a plane connecting the center point and a contour of the pressure release valve at a shortest distance is referred to as a three-dimensional region. The shielding member includes a shielding portion that entirely covers a cross section of the three-dimensional region along the end face of the electrode assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Inventors: Tomohiro NAKAMURA, Takayuki HIROSE, Yusuke YAMASHITA, Masato OGASAWARA, Shinji SUZUKI, Yasuaki TAKENAKA, Ryuji OIDE, Mikiya KURITA, Atsushi MINAGATA
  • Publication number: 20200292750
    Abstract: An optical fiber according to an embodiment has a structure for enabling determination of improvement in transmission loss at a preform stage. The optical fiber includes: a core containing Cl and having an average refractive index lower than a refractive index of pure silica glass; a first cladding containing F; a second cladding; and a resin coating, in which an effective area at a wavelength of 1550 nm is 135 ?m2 or more and 170 ?m2 or less, a ratio of the effective area to a cutoff wavelength ?C is 85.0 ?m or more, a bending loss of an LP01 mode at a wavelength of 1550 nm and at a bending radius of R15 mm is less than 4.9 dB per 10 turns, and the resin coating includes a primary resin layer having a Young's modulus of 0.3 MPa or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2020
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Inventors: Masato SUZUKI, Yuki KAWAGUCHI, Hirotaka SAKUMA, Yoshiaki TAMURA, Takemi HASEGAWA
  • Patent number: 10775555
    Abstract: The present embodiment relates to an optical fiber line or the like configured by connecting a single-mode optical fiber with a cladding containing fluorine and a large Aeff optical fiber by TEC connection, and a connection state between such two types of optical fibers is set such that a connection loss expressed in dB of a fundamental mode is equal to or less than 55% of an ideal butt loss expressed in dB at a wavelength of 1550 nm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Inventors: Masato Suzuki, Yoshiaki Tamura, Yoshinori Yamamoto, Takemi Hasegawa, Suguru Takasaki, Saori Kubara
  • Publication number: 20200284266
    Abstract: A motor drive control device has a control circuit that generates a drive control signal for controlling a rotational speed of a motor based on a speed command signal indicating a target rotational speed of the motor, and a motor driving unit that drives the motor based on the drive control signal. The control circuit performs speed feedback control for generating the drive control signal so that the rotational speed of the motor coincides with the target rotational speed when the target rotational speed is lower than a rotational speed threshold value, and generates the drive control signal based on a relationship between current flowing through the motor and a reference current value when the target rotational speed is higher than the rotational speed threshold value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2020
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Inventors: Masato AOKI, Yuji OMURA, Takahiro SUZUKI