Patents by Inventor Minako Sato

Minako 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: 10286693
    Abstract: A printing apparatus includes: a conveyor configured to convey a medium including a transparent base layer and a separation layer stacked on each other, the medium further including a printing background layer; a printer configured to print a character on the medium conveyed by the conveyor, wherein the medium on which the character is printed is a printed medium; and a controller configured to control the conveyor and the printer. The controller is configured to: obtain outside-diameter relating information relating to an outside diameter of a wrapped member; and based on the obtained outside-diameter relating information, set a character printable region in which the printer is allowed to print the character on the printing background layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Minako Ishida, Junya Kawai, Naoto Ito, Shuhei Nohara, Harumitsu Inoue, Yukihiko Sato, Haruki Matsumoto, Kentaro Murayama
  • Patent number: 9655830
    Abstract: To provide a transparent to translucent cosmetic composition which is highly stable, and can impart excellent actual feelings of effectiveness in use, such as a feeling of skin penetration, a feeling of non-stickiness, and a skin-softening effect after application thereof to the skin. A transparent to translucent cosmetic composition comprising: (a) a hydrogenated phospholipid, (b) one or more selected from among branched higher fatty acids and higher alcohols, and (c) a polyalcohol that acts as a good solvent and/or a poor solvent for component (a). Preferably, component (b) is isostearic acid and/or isostearyl alcohol. Preferably, the ratio of component (a)/component (b) is from 1/0.01 to 1/0.4 (by mass).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: Shiseido Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Minako Sato, Takashi Teshigawara, Kei Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20170014444
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide an agent for sedating the response of skin to external stimulation. The aforementioned object was achieved by finding a component that promotes CD39 gene expression in Langerhans cells. More specifically, the present invention is based on the finding that the combination of carboxymethyl-beta glucan or a salt thereof polyoxyethylene (POE)/polyoxypropylene (POP) random copolymer dimethyl ether and rosewater promotes CD39 gene expression.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Publication date: January 19, 2017
    Applicant: SHISEIDO COMPANY, LTD
    Inventors: Junichi HOSOI, Kaori INOUE, Shoko YAMADA, Minako SATO
  • Publication number: 20130150328
    Abstract: To provide a transparent to translucent cosmetic composition which is highly stable, and can impart excellent actual feelings of effectiveness in use, such as a feeling of skin penetration, a feeling of non-stickiness, and a skin-softening effect after application thereof to the skin. A transparent to translucent cosmetic composition comprising: (a) a hydrogenated phospholipid, (b) one or more selected from among branched higher fatty acids and higher alcohols, and (c) a polyalcohol that acts as a good solvent and/or a poor solvent for component (a). Preferably, component (b) is isostearic acid and/or isostearyl alcohol. Preferably, the ratio of component (a)/component (b) is from 1/0.01 to 1/0.4 (by mass).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2010
    Publication date: June 13, 2013
    Applicant: SHISEIDO COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Minako Sato, Takashi Teshigawara, Kei Watanabe
  • Patent number: 5472286
    Abstract: One of a ribbon feed roller (32) and a pressure roller (34) for making an endless ink ribbon (30) run is displaceable relative to the other roller thereof for facilitation of replacement of the ink ribbon, and can be locked at a withdrawn position thereof. In a state where one roller is locked at the withdrawn position, mounting of the ink ribbon cassette on a printer is obstructed. Also, a running direction and an orientation of the endless ink ribbon are defined so that damage to the bonded portion of the endless ink ribbon is delayed as much as possible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 1994
    Date of Patent: December 5, 1995
    Assignee: Fujitsu Isotec Limited
    Inventors: Hisashi Uemura, Masaru Sugie, Masayuki Kubota, Junji Akutsu, Minako Sato
  • Patent number: 5336553
    Abstract: An ink ribbon for a printer, particularly an impact type printer such as a wire dot printer or daisy wheel printer, as well as a black ink to be used for an ink ribbon for a printer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 1993
    Date of Patent: August 9, 1994
    Assignee: Fujitsu Isotec Limited
    Inventors: Masayuki Tanaka, Hiromichi Suzawa, Masayuki Kubota, Chiaki Sekioka, Minako Sato, Hisashi Uemura
  • Patent number: 5259875
    Abstract: An ink ribbon for a printer, particularly an impact type printer such as a wire dot printer or daisy wheel printer, as well as a black ink to be used for an ink ribbon for a printer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 1992
    Date of Patent: November 9, 1993
    Assignee: Fujitsu Isotec Limited
    Inventors: Masayuki Tanaka, Hiromichi Suzawa, Masayuki Kubota, Chiaki Sekioka, Minako Sato, Hisashi Uemura
  • Patent number: 5135803
    Abstract: An ink ribbon for a printer, particularly an impact type printer such as a wire dot printer or daisy wheel printer, as well as a black ink to be used for an ink ribbon for a printer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 1990
    Date of Patent: August 4, 1992
    Assignee: Fujitsu Isotec Limited
    Inventors: Masayuki Tanaka, Hiromichi Suzawa, Masayuki Kubota, Chiaki Sekioka, Minako Sato, Hisashi Uemura
  • Patent number: 4609680
    Abstract: Polyethylene terephthalate scrap is depolymerized to bis-hydroxyethyl terephthalate and/or its oligomer (BHT) by supplying the scrap, together with ethylene glycol, to a reactor containing molten BHT under the following conditions(a) the molten BHT has a glycol to acid component equivalent ratio of 1.3 to 2.0(b) the ratio by weight of the acid component of the molten BHT to that of the polyester scrap is 1/4 to 2/1(c) the ratio of polyester scrap to ethylene glycol is such as to have a glycol to acid component equivalent ratio between the limits of 1.3 to 2.0.The depolymerization is performed at 215.degree. to 250.degree. C. with agitation of the reactants, after which a part of the product in the reactor be removed to a polymerizing reactor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 1985
    Date of Patent: September 2, 1986
    Assignee: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Akiharu Fujita, Minako Sato, Masashige Murakami