Patents by Inventor Minoru Kato

Minoru Kato 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: 10452012
    Abstract: A cylindrical fixing member for use with a fixing device includes a heat generating layer and an electrode layer contacting the heat generating layer. The electrode layer is smaller in volume resistance value than the heat generating layer. The electrode layer is formed in a helical shape so that a helical axis thereof extends in a direction along a generatrix direction of the fixing member. One end and the other end of the electrode layer are electrically open.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masatake Usui, Takaaki Tsuruya, Yasuo Yoda, Yasunari Kobaru, Akira Kato, Hiroki Eguchi, Michio Uchida, Tetsuya Sano, Atsuyoshi Abe, Aoji Isono, Minoru Hayasaki, Hiroshi Mano, Yuki Nishizawa, Akira Kuroda
  • Publication number: 20190276916
    Abstract: A copper-based alloy which includes Cu, Ni, Si, Fe, and Mg, and at least one selected from the group consisting of Mo, W and V, and in which a content of Mg is 0.02 mass % or more.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2019
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Minoru KAWASAKI, Natsuki SUGIYAMA, Hisao FUKUHARA, Tadashi OSHIMA, Hajime KATO, Kouji TANAKA, Takashi SAITO
  • Publication number: 20190252672
    Abstract: Provided is a lithium secondary battery having a nonaqueous electrolyte which contains at least one compound selected from the group consisting of monofluorophosphoric acid salts, and difluorophosphoric acid salts, in an amount of 10 ppm or more of the whole nonaqueous electrolyte, and a negative electrode selected from [1], [2], [3] and [6]: [1]: a negative electrode containing two or more carbonaceous substances differing in crystallinity; [2]: a negative electrode containing an amorphous carbonaceous substance which, when examined by wide-angle X-ray diffractometry, has an interplanar spacing (d002) for the (002) planes of 0.337 nm or larger and a crystallite size (Lc) of 80 nm or smaller and which, in an examination by argon ion laser Raman spectroscopy, has a Raman. R value of 0.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2019
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hidekazu MIYAGI, Ryoichi KATO, Masakazu YOKOMIZO, Hiroyuki UONO, Hitoshi MATSUMOTO, Tomohiro SATOU, Minoru KOTATO, Takayuki NAKAJIMA, Hitoshi SUZUKI, Hiroyuki OSHIMA
  • Publication number: 20190209202
    Abstract: An energy control device for an ultrasonic treatment tool which includes an ultrasonic transducer and an end effector that performs a treatment using the ultrasonic vibration generated by the ultrasonic transducer comprises a first power supply configured to supply an electric power to the ultrasonic transducer, and a circuit. The circuit is configured to measure an output duration, monitor a characteristic parameter representing a situation of the treatment, set a time threshold value based on the characteristic parameter, and perform, when the output duration exceeds the time threshold value, at least one of: stopping or reducing the output of electric power from the first power supply to the ultrasonic transducer and notifying that the output duration has exceeded the time threshold value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2019
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshihiro TSUBUKU, Minoru KAWASAKI, Gen KATO
  • Patent number: 10343146
    Abstract: It is an object of the present invention to provide a composite oxide catalyst which can suppress the generation of CO2 and CO and improve the yield of an unsaturated nitrile in a method for subjecting propane or isobutane to a vapor-phase catalytic ammoxidation reaction to produce a corresponding unsaturated nitrile, and a method for producing the composite oxide catalyst, and a method for producing an unsaturated nitrile using the composite oxide catalyst. A composite oxide catalyst used for a vapor-phase catalytic oxidation reaction or vapor-phase catalytic ammoxidation reaction of propane or isobutane, the composite oxide catalyst comprising a composite oxide represented by the following composition formula (1): Mo1VaSbbNbcWdZeOn??(1), wherein the component Z is one or more element selected from the group consisting of La, Ce, Pr, Yb, Y, Sc, Sr, and Ba; a, b, c, d, e, and n represent atomic ratios of the elements; and 0.1?a<0.2, 0.15?b?0.5, 0.01?c ?0.5, 0?d?0.4, 0?e?0.2, and 0.60<a/b<1.00.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: ASAHI KASEI CHEMICALS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yusuke Ishii, Minoru Kadowaki, Takaaki Kato
  • Publication number: 20190167296
    Abstract: In an energy control device, a processor detects, based on a detection result of an electric characteristic value in relation to an electric energy which is output from an energy output source to an ultrasonic transducer, a gradual decrease start time at which the electric characteristic value starts a gradual decrease after a gradual increase. The processor executes, based on a fact that a time rate of change of the electric characteristic value become greater than a predetermined threshold after the gradual decrease start time, at least one of causing the energy output source to stop or reduce the output of the electric energy to the ultrasonic transducer, and notifying that the time rate of change become greater than the predetermined threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshihiro TSUBUKU, Minoru KAWASAKI, Gen KATO
  • Publication number: 20190150975
    Abstract: An energy control device supplies power to an ultrasonic treatment instrument including an end effector performing treatment using ultrasonic vibration generated by an ultrasonic transducer. The energy control device includes an energy source configured to output the power to the ultrasonic transducer, and an integrated circuit. The integrated circuit is configured to: acquire a resonance frequency of a vibration system including the ultrasonic transducer; calculate an initial feature value relating to the resonance frequency after a start of an output of the power; set a threshold based on the initial feature value; and perform causing the energy source to stop or reduce the output of the power to the ultrasonic transducer based on a relationship between the resonance frequency and the threshold, or notifying the relationship between the resonance frequency and the threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Minoru KAWASAKI, Yoshihiro TSUBUKU, Gen KATO
  • Publication number: 20190150974
    Abstract: In an energy control device, a processor detects a gradual decrease start time at which the electric characteristic value in relation to electric energy output to an ultrasonic transducer starts a gradual decrease after a gradual increase. The processor calculates a difference value by subtracting the electric characteristic value from a peak value at gradual decrease start time and calculates an integrated value of the difference value from the gradual decrease start time. The processor executes, based on a fact that the integrated value become greater than a predetermined threshold, at least one of causing to stop or reduce the output of the electric energy to the ultrasonic transducer, and notifying that the integrated value become greater than the predetermined threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshihiro TSUBUKU, Minoru KAWASAKI, Gen KATO
  • Publication number: 20190150898
    Abstract: An energy control device supplies power to an ultrasonic treatment instrument including an end effector performing treatment using ultrasonic vibration generated by an ultrasonic transducer. The energy control device includes an energy source configured to output the power to the ultrasonic transducer, and at least one integrated circuit. The integrated circuit is configured to: acquire a resonance frequency of a vibration system including the ultrasonic transducer; calculate an integrated value of a difference between the resonance frequency and a predetermined frequency after the acquired resonance frequency has become a first threshold; and perform causing the energy source to stop or reduce an output of the power to the ultrasonic transducer, or notifying that the integrated value has reached the second threshold when the integrated value has reached a second threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2019
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Minoru KAWASAKI, Yoshihiro TSUBUKU, Gen KATO
  • Publication number: 20190136346
    Abstract: A hardfacing alloy satisfies the following condition when the hardfacing alloy as a whole is 100 mass % (also simply referred to as “%,” hereinafter), Ni: 10-25%, Si: 1-3%, Fe: 3-18%, the total of one or more elements of Mo, W, and Nb: 6.5-20%, and the balance: Cu and impurities. In particular, it preferably satisfies Fe+2Mo?22.6(%), Mo equivalent/Fe?1.17, and Mo equivalent=Mo+0.522W+1.033Nb. In a hardfacing part composed of the hardfacing alloy, coarse hard particles are formed to ensure the wear resistance, and a soft phase present in the hard particles ensures the machinability. This may be understood as a raw material powder for hardfacing treatment and may also be understood as a hardfacing member in which a hardfacing part is formed on a base material using the raw material powder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2018
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Applicants: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA CHUO KENKYUSHO, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tadashi OSHIMA, Hajime KATO, Kouji TANAKA, Takashi SAITO, Natsuki SUGIYAMA, Minoru KAWASAKI, Jun NOMASAKI, Hisao FUKUHARA, Naoyuki MIYARA, Hironori AOYAMA
  • Publication number: 20170056336
    Abstract: The present invention provides methods, compositions, and combinations for treating cancer via combined use of a compound of formula (I), and/or their subgenra, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt, tautomer or stereoisomer thereof, wherein R1, R2, R3, R8, R9, R11a, R11b, R11c, and R11d are as defined herein, and at least one therapeutically active agents selected from inhibitors of PI3K/AKT/mTOR pathway, active agents associated with the treatment of prostate cancer, and anticancer agents.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2016
    Publication date: March 2, 2017
    Inventors: Marianne Dorothy SADAR, Jun WANG, Nasrin R. MAWJI, Minoru KATO
  • Publication number: 20130030085
    Abstract: Provided is the one-pack type backing resin composition which exhibits excellent fall-off resistance, excellent storage stability, and high flame retardancy. A one-pack type backing resin composition includes 100 parts by mass of (A) a (meth)acrylic polymer, and 50 to 500 parts by mass of (B) a flame retardant, the (meth)acrylic polymer (A) being produced by emulsion polymerization of a monomer component, and having a solvent-insoluble content of 0 to 85 mass %, the monomer component including 0.5 to 25 mass % of (a) glycidyl methacrylate, 0.2 to 10 mass % of (b) an unsaturated carboxylic acid monomer, and 70 to 99.3 mass % of (c) an additional copolymerizable monomer (provided that (a)+(b)+(c)=100 mass %).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2010
    Publication date: January 31, 2013
    Applicant: Emulsion Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Koichiro Higasa, Minoru Kato
  • Patent number: 8237818
    Abstract: A camera includes an imaging unit that generates image data, an inserting-image setting unit that sets an inserting image to be inserted into an image of the image data, a first detecting unit that detects a main subject area in a subject image, a second detecting unit that detects a background area in the subject image based on the main subject area, an inserting-area selecting unit that selects an inserting area into which an inserting image is inserted from the background area, and a magnification determining unit that determines a magnification for enlargement or reduction of the inserting image in accordance with a size of the inserting area and a size of the inserting image, and thereby inserts an inserting image of an appropriate size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Assignee: Nikon Corporation
    Inventor: Minoru Kato
  • Patent number: 8158250
    Abstract: To provide a stretched film of void-containing thermoplastic resin having an attractive force between sheets is 50 g or less. The stretched film of void-containing thermoplastic resin has no charge therein and can be processed secondarily with lesser electrostatic disturbance even in a low-humidity environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Assignee: Yupo Corporation
    Inventors: Takatoshi Nishizawa, Minoru Kato, Hidenori Okuyama
  • Patent number: 8085333
    Abstract: A digital camera includes: an image processing unit that creates first display image data and second display image data; a display device that displays a first screen image and a second screen image so as to allow a user to observe the first screen image when viewed along a first direction with respect to a display face and so as to allow the user to observe the second screen image when viewed along a second direction that differs from the first direction; and a control unit that instructs the display device to display the first display image data as the first screen image, and the second display image data as the second screen image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2011
    Assignee: Nikon Corporation
    Inventor: Minoru Kato
  • Patent number: 8012570
    Abstract: This invention provides printing paper which comprises an aliphatic polyester resin utilizing a plant resource-derived biomass material, is excellent, for example, in traveling stability on a printing machine, material strength, reproduction of dots, print sharpness, and waterfastness and is suitable for use in applications where sheet offset printing is carried out, for example, commercial printing applications such as outdoor posters and maps, catalogs, pamphlets, and menues, and a label using the same. The printing paper is a film formed of an aliphatic polyester resin composition comprising 40 to 90% by weight of an aliphatic polyester resin (a) comprising a binary or higher material of aliphatic diol units represented by formula (I) and aliphatic dicarboxylic acid units represented by formula (II) and 60 to 10% by weight of an inorganic fine powder (b).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2011
    Assignee: Yupo Corporation
    Inventors: Ichiro Ohkawachi, Akira Iwai, Minoru Kato
  • Patent number: 7872362
    Abstract: The vehicle-use power supply control apparatus includes a first battery supplying electric power to a load, an alternator driven by a vehicle engine, a second electric accumulator parallel-connected to the first battery, an electric power converter performing two-way power transmission between the first and second batteries, and a power supply control unit. The power supply control includes a function of setting a target power generation efficiency index, a function of setting a target power generation amount of the alternator on the basis of the target power generation efficiency index, while referring to a map defining relationship between a power generation efficiency index and a power generation amount of the alternator, and a function of controlling an amount and a transmission direction of transmission power of the electric power converter in order that an amount of electric power generated by the alternator becomes equal to the target power generation amount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2011
    Assignee: Denso Corporation
    Inventors: Minoru Kato, Takashi Senda
  • Publication number: 20100233462
    Abstract: To provide a stretched film of void-containing thermoplastic resin having an attractive force between sheets is 50 g or less. The stretched film of void-containing thermoplastic resin has no charge therein and can be processed secondarily with lesser electrostatic disturbance even in a low-humidity environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2010
    Publication date: September 16, 2010
    Applicant: YUPO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takatoshi NISHIZAWA, Minoru Kato, Hidenori Okuyama
  • Patent number: 7785021
    Abstract: A retractable lens camera includes: a lens barrel; three or more lens groups provided in the lens barrel; a retracting unit that retracts the lens barrel and the lens groups into a camera body; and a displacing unit that displaces at least two lens groups to an escaping space out of an optical axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2010
    Assignee: Nikon Corporation
    Inventor: Minoru Kato
  • Publication number: 20100194962
    Abstract: A digital camera includes: an image processing unit that creates first display image data and second display image data; a display device that displays a first screen image and a second screen image so as to allow a user to observe the first screen image when viewed along a first direction with respect to a display face and so as to allow the user to observe the second screen image when viewed along a second direction that differs from the first direction; and a control unit that instructs the display device to display the first display image data as the first screen image, and the second display image data as the second screen image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2010
    Publication date: August 5, 2010
    Applicant: NIKON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Minoru Kato