Patents by Inventor Minoru Sato

Minoru 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: 20200365639
    Abstract: A deformation of a stacked lens is suppressed. A stacked lens structure has a configuration in which substrates with lenses having a lens disposed on an inner side of a through-hole formed in the substrate are bonded and stacked by direct bonding. The present technique can be applied to a camera module or the like in which a stacked lens structure in which at least three substrates with lenses including first to third substrates with lenses which are substrates with lenses in which a through-hole is formed in the substrate and a lens is formed on an inner side of the through-hole is integrated with a light receiving element, for example.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2020
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroyasu MATSUGAI, Hiroyuki ITOU, Suguru SAITO, Keiji OHSHIMA, Masanori IWASAKI, Toshihiko HAYASHI, Shuzo SATO, Nobutoshi FUJII, Hiroshi TAZAWA, Toshiaki SHIRAIWA, Minoru ISHIDA
  • Publication number: 20200357570
    Abstract: A multilayer electronic component includes: a multilayer stack including a plurality of dielectric layers and a plurality of conductor layers stacked together; a plurality of terminals integrated with the multilayer stack; and a shield formed of a conductor and integrated with the multilayer stack. The multilayer stack has a top surface, a bottom surface, and four side surfaces connecting the top surface and the bottom surface. The plurality of terminals are provided on the bottom surface of the multilayer stack. The shield entirely covers the top surface and the four side surfaces of the multilayer stack. The shield includes a portion that is thicker than the other portions of the shield.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2020
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Applicant: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shohei KUSUMOTO, Noriaki OOTSUKA, Minoru ABE, Yoshinori SATO
  • Publication number: 20200347082
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a method capable of producing a tetraalkoxysilane with a high energy efficiency and with a high yield. The present invention provides a method for producing a tetraalkoxysilane, the method including: a first step of reacting an alcohol with a silicon oxide; and a second step of bringing a vaporized component of the reaction mixture obtained in the first step into contact with a molecular sieve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 25, 2018
    Publication date: November 5, 2020
    Applicant: NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ADVANCED INDUSTRIAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Norihisa FUKAYA, Seong-Jib CHOI, Jun-Chul CHOI, Toshio HORIKOSHI, Sho KATAOKA, Thuy NGUYEN, Kazuhiko SATO, Minoru HASEGAWA, Hiroshi KUMAI
  • Publication number: 20200342904
    Abstract: There is provided a magnetic recording medium of which an average thickness tT is tT?5.6 ?, a dimensional change amount ?w in a width direction with respect to a change in tension in a longitudinal direction is 660 ppm/N??w, a squareness ratio in a vertical direction is 65% or more, and a width deformation coefficient b during long-term storage in a case where a long-term storage width change amount Y is defined as Y=blog(t) is ?0.06 ?m?b?0.06 ?.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2019
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Inventors: Minoru YAMAGA, Noboru SEKIGUCHI, Tooru SATO, Takashi AIZAWA
  • Publication number: 20200342905
    Abstract: A magnetic recording medium is provided and includes a magnetic layer, a non-magnetic layer, a base layer and a back layer, wherein an average thickness tT of the magnetic recording medium is tT?5.3 ?m, a dimensional change amount ?w in a width direction with respect to a change in tension in a longitudinal direction is 700 ppm/N??w, a thickness of the non-magnetic layer is 2.0 ?m or less, a squareness ratio measured in a vertical direction of the magnetic recording medium is 65% or more, and the magnetic layer includes a magnetic powder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2019
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Inventors: Minoru YAMAGA, Noboru SEKIGUCHI, Tooru SATO, Takashi AIZAWA
  • Patent number: 10818717
    Abstract: A deformation of a stacked lens is suppressed. A stacked lens structure has a configuration in which substrates with lenses having a lens disposed on an inner side of a through-hole formed in the substrate are bonded and stacked by direct bonding. The present technique can be applied to a camera module or the like in which a stacked lens structure in which at least three substrates with lenses including first to third substrates with lenses which are substrates with lenses in which a through-hole is formed in the substrate and a lens is formed on an inner side of the through-hole is integrated with a light receiving element, for example.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroyasu Matsugai, Hiroyuki Itou, Suguru Saito, Keiji Ohshima, Masanori Iwasaki, Toshihiko Hayashi, Shuzo Sato, Nobutoshi Fujii, Hiroshi Tazawa, Toshiaki Shiraiwa, Minoru Ishida
  • Publication number: 20200333726
    Abstract: A developer bearing member including: a rotational shaft; and an elastic layer on an outer circumference surface of the rotational shaft, developer being borne on a surface of the elastic layer, wherein the elastic layer is configured such that a load per unit area of a contact portion between one surface of a flat glass plate and the surface of the elastic layer is to be 5.8 N/mm2 or more, in a state that the one surface of the flat glass plate being parallel with an axis direction of the rotational shaft and the one surface of the flat glass plate coming into contact with the surface of the elastic layer with a predetermined penetration level, and wherein a ten-point average roughness Rzjis on the surface of the elastic layer is greater than a volume-average particle diameter of a particle of the developer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2020
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Inventors: Takashi Mukai, Takayuki Namiki, Taichi Sato, Yuki Yamamoto, Kazunari Hagiwara, Minoru Nakamura, Takahiro Kawamoto, Yasukazu Ikami
  • Patent number: 10813243
    Abstract: It is impossible to avoid the increase in device cost and maintenance cost in order to cool a plurality of heat sources efficiently using a natural-circulation type phase-change cooling device; therefore, a phase-change cooling device according to an exemplary aspect of the present invention includes a plurality of heat receiving units configured to hold respectively refrigerant receiving heat from a plurality of heat sources; a condensing unit configured to generate refrigerant liquid by condensing and liquefying refrigerant vapor of the refrigerant evaporated in the heat receiving units; a refrigerant vapor transport structure connecting the heat receiving units to the condensing unit and configured to transport the refrigerant vapor; and a refrigerant liquid transport structure connecting the heat receiving units to the condensing unit and configured to transport the refrigerant liquid, wherein the refrigerant liquid transport structure includes a main-liquid-pipe connected to the condensing unit, a refrig
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Akira Shoujiguchi, Minoru Yoshikawa, Masaki Chiba, Arihiro Matsunaga, Masanori Sato
  • Publication number: 20200329164
    Abstract: An image reading apparatus includes a transport unit, a reader, a detector, and a controller. The transport unit transports a document. The reader reads the transported document. The detector detects whether or not a document bundle prior to being transported is present. While a document in a first document bundle corresponding to a first job is being transported, if the detector detects that a document in a second document bundle corresponding to a second job as a subsequent job is loaded, the controller actuates the transport unit until all documents in the first document bundle are output.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2019
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazunobu SATO, Hosana KIMURA, Hiromichi SAWAMURA, Kaoru FURUSAWA, Atsuhiro ITOH, Akari FUKUDA, Minoru AIZUMI, Yuichi TANAKA, Taketo KONDO
  • Publication number: 20200321025
    Abstract: A magnetic recording medium includes an elongated substrate, and a reinforcing layer and a carbon thin film disposed on one surface of the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2017
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Eiji NAKASHIO, Yuta AKIMOTO, Tomoe SATO, Yoichi KANEMAKI, Nobuyuki SASAKI, Masaru TERAKAWA, Kazuya HASHIMOTO, Katsunori MAESHIMA, Minoru YAMAGA, Hikaru TERUI, Hiroyuki KOBAYASHI
  • Patent number: 10796844
    Abstract: A multilayer electronic component includes: a multilayer stack including a plurality of dielectric layers and a plurality of conductor layers stacked together; a plurality of terminals integrated with the multilayer stack; and a shield formed of a conductor and integrated with the multilayer stack. The multilayer stack has a top surface, a bottom surface, and four side surfaces connecting the top surface and the bottom surface. The plurality of terminals are provided on the bottom surface of the multilayer stack. The shield entirely covers the top surface and the four side surfaces of the multilayer stack. The shield includes a portion that is thicker than the other portions of the shield.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shohei Kusumoto, Noriaki Ootsuka, Minoru Abe, Yoshinori Sato
  • Publication number: 20200313562
    Abstract: A switching power supply device includes a transformer for voltage conversion, a synchronous rectification MOS transistor, a secondary side control circuit, and a minimum on-time setting circuit. The synchronous rectification MOS transistor is connected in series to a secondary side coil of the transformer. The secondary side control circuit performs on/off control of the synchronous rectification MOS transistor based on a drain voltage of the synchronous rectification MOS transistor. The minimum on-time setting circuit sets a minimum on-time when turning on the synchronous rectification MOS transistor based on a peak period and a bottom period detected by the secondary side control circuit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2020
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Applicant: MITSUMI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takumi HYUGAJI, Takeshi SATO, Minoru KADO
  • Publication number: 20200313563
    Abstract: A switching power supply device includes a transformer for voltage conversion, a synchronous rectification MOS transistor, and a secondary side control circuit. The synchronous rectification MOS transistor is connected in series to a secondary side coil of the transformer. The secondary side control circuit performs on/off control of the synchronous rectification MOS transistor based on a drain voltage of the synchronous rectification MOS transistor. The secondary side control circuit includes a peak period detection circuit and a determination reference voltage generation circuit. The peak period detection circuit detects a peak period of the drain voltage. The determination reference voltage generation circuit generates a reference voltage to be used as a reference for determining the peak period based on a voltage in the peak period. The peak period detection circuit detects the peak period based on the drain voltage and on the reference voltage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2020
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Applicant: MITSUMI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takumi HYUGAJI, Takeshi SATO, Minoru KADO
  • Publication number: 20200315021
    Abstract: A method of the invention is a method of processing a wiring substrate that includes a configuration in which conductors locally disposed on a substrate are coated with resin having inorganic members that form a filler and are dispersed in an organic member, the method including: removing the organic member from a surface layer side of the resin by use of an ashing method; and removing, by use of a wet cleaning method, the inorganic members remaining the surface layer side of the resin from which the organic member is removed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Inventors: Muneyuki SATO, Yasuhiro MORIKAWA, Minoru SUZUKI
  • Patent number: 10781101
    Abstract: The invention provides a method for producing a solid electrolyte, which includes reacting two or more kinds of solid raw materials using a multi-axial kneading machine to give a crystalline solid electrolyte, and which can provide a crystalline solid electrolyte with excellent productivity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Idemitsu Kosan Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Atsushi Sato, Minoru Senga, Masao Aida
  • Publication number: 20200289177
    Abstract: A femur fixation apparatus capable of firmly fixing in place an anti-rotation member, which includes an intramedullary nail, an anti-rotation pin configured to be inserted through the intramedullary nail, and an adjuster fitted in the intramedullary nail. The adjuster includes a rotation part and a sliding part. The rotation part is rotatably and threadedly engaged in the intramedullary nail and rotatably connected to the upper end of the sliding part. The sliding part is formed with a space through which the anti-rotation pin is inserted. An urging member extends from a side wall of the space into the space. When the rotation part is rotated in a predetermined direction relative to the intramedullary nail, then the adjuster moves downward, and the urging member presses downward and fixes in place the anti-rotation pin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2018
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Applicant: OMIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toru SATO, Kouji IMOTO, Minoru ITO
  • Publication number: 20200280264
    Abstract: Disclosed is a switching power supply device including: a transformer for voltage conversion; a main switching element connected in series to a primary coil; a primary side control circuit that performs on/off control of the main switching element; a synchronous rectification MOS transistor connected in series to a secondary coil; and a secondary side control circuit that performs on/off control of the MOS transistor, wherein the secondary side control circuit includes: an off-timing detection circuit that compares a drain voltage of the MOS transistor with a predetermined threshold voltage, and detects a timing to turn off the MOS transistor; and a threshold voltage setting circuit that sets the threshold voltage, and the threshold voltage setting circuit sets the threshold voltage based on a conduction period of the secondary coil or a period obtained by adding the conduction period to a conduction period of the primary coil.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2020
    Publication date: September 3, 2020
    Applicant: MITSUMI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Minoru KADO, Takumi HYUGAJI, Takeshi SATO
  • Publication number: 20200275810
    Abstract: According to the embodiment, a toilet seat including: a bottom plate; a top plate including a sidewall part and a seating part; and a bonding member bonding the bottom plate and the sidewall part and having an exposed surface, the sidewall part including a sidewall base, a first hanging part extending downward from a lower end of the sidewall base, and a second hanging part provided to be separated from the first hanging part at the lower end of the sidewall base to provide a recess recessed upward between the first and second hanging parts, the second hanging part being disposed at a position not overlapping the bottom plate in a vertical direction, the bonding member being provided in the recess, the exposed surface being disposed between the second hanging part and the bottom plate, a width of the second hanging part decreasing downward from the sidewall base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2020
    Publication date: September 3, 2020
    Inventors: Takeshi HAYASHIDA, Nobuhiko UMEDA, Shuhei NISHIYAMA, Takeshi INADA, Minoru SATO
  • Patent number: 10761663
    Abstract: An input device includes a translucent base material having flexibility, translucent first electrode parts arranged in a sensing region on the base material in a first direction, translucent second electrode parts arranged in the sensing region on the base material in a second direction crossing the first direction, and lead wires that are electrically continuous to the first electrode parts and second electrode parts, the lead wires extending from the sensing region on the base material to a peripheral region allocated outside the sensing region. A bent portion is provided in the peripheral region on the base material. Each lead wire has a flexible conductive member on the bent portion. A covering material is provided so as cover at least part of the flexible conductive member on the base material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Alps Alpine Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Suguru Wada, Toru Sawada, Junji Hashida, Yoshifumi Masumoto, Takenobu Horino, Atsushi Matsuda, Akihiro Takeda, Koji Tsukamoto, Toru Takahashi, Minoru Sato
  • Patent number: D894978
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Sumitomo Electric Hardmetal Corp.
    Inventors: Shuhei Misumi, Minoru Yoshida, Yoshiji Sato