Patents by Inventor Mitsuaki Ito

Mitsuaki Ito 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: 20200252010
    Abstract: Provided are: a power generator including a dielectric elastomer element with an elastomer layer and electrodes sandwiching the layer; an intermediate power storage including a specific number of capacitors to receive output power from the power generator; a storage unit to receive output power from the intermediate power storage; and a controller for setting control by switching a mode between an input mode and an output mode. In the input mode, some number of the capacitors of the intermediate power storage are connected to the power generator such that a series number is an input series number of less than or equal to the specific number. In the output mode, some number of the capacitors are connected to the storage unit such that the series number is an output series number which is smaller than the input series number.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2018
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Applicants: ZEON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Seiki CHIBA, Mikio WAKI, Mitsuaki ITO, Makoto SAWADA
  • Publication number: 20200011649
    Abstract: A dielectric elastomer sensor system A1 is provided with an oscillation circuit 1 including a dielectric elastomer sensor element 11 having a dielectric elastomer layer 111 and a pair of electrode layers 112 sandwiching the dielectric elastomer layer 111, and with a determination circuit 2 configured to determine a change in a capacitance of the dielectric elastomer sensor element 11, based on an output signal from the oscillation circuit 1. The dielectric elastomer sensor element 11 changes in capacitance due to deformation caused by external forces of at least two mutually different directions. Such a configuration enables provision of a multifunctional dielectric elastomer sensor system and dielectric elastomer sensor element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2018
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Applicants: ZEON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Seiki CHIBA, Mikio WAKI, Mitsuaki ITO, Makoto SAWADA
  • Patent number: 8608659
    Abstract: An ultrasonic imaging apparatus according to the present invention includes an ultrasonic probe (2) for receiving and transmitting ultrasonic waves from/to an object (1), ultrasound image structuring means (6) for generating an ultrasound image from a reflected echo signal received by the ultrasonic probe, elastic image structuring means (7) for obtaining a physical quantity of the elasticity of a region of the object corresponding to the ultrasound image from the reflected echo signal and generating a color elastic image, display means (9) for overlaying the ultrasound image to the color elastic image, or arranging the ultrasound image and the color elastic input means (17) for variably setting a corresponding relationship between a hue of the color elastic image and the level of the physical quantity displayed on the screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: Hitachi Medical Corporation
    Inventors: Kouji Waki, Takashi Osaka, Mitsuaki Ito, Takeshi Matsumura, Naoyuki Murayama, Takashi Kashiwagi
  • Publication number: 20100324421
    Abstract: An ultrasonic imaging apparatus according to the present invention includes an ultrasonic probe (2) for receiving and transmitting ultrasonic waves from/to an object (1), ultrasound image structuring means (6) for generating an ultrasound image from a reflected echo signal received by the ultrasonic probe, elastic image structuring means (7) for obtaining a physical quantity of the elasticity of a region of the object corresponding to the ultrasound image from the reflected echo signal and generating a color elastic image, display means (9) for overlaying the ultrasound image to the color elastic image, or arranging the ultrasound image and the color elastic image and displaying the resultant image on a screen, and input means (17) for variably setting a corresponding relationship between a hue of the color elastic image and the level of the physical quantity displayed on the screen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2010
    Publication date: December 23, 2010
    Inventors: Kouji WAKI, Takashi OSAKA, Mitsuaki ITO, Takeshi MATSUMURA, Naoyuki MURAYAMA, Takashi KASHIWAGI
  • Publication number: 20070112270
    Abstract: An ultrasonic imaging apparatus according to the present invention includes an ultrasonic probe (2) for receiving and transmitting ultrasonic waves from/to an object (1), ultrasound image structuring means (6) for generating an ultrasound image from a reflected echo signal received by the ultrasonic probe, elastic image structuring means (7) for obtaining a physical quantity of the elasticity of a region of the object corresponding to the ultrasound image from the reflected echo signal and generating a color elastic image, display means (9) for overlaying the ultrasound image to the color elastic image, or arranging the ultrasound image and the color elastic input means (17) for variably setting a corresponding relationship between a hue of the color elastic image and the level of the physical quantity displayed on the screen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2004
    Publication date: May 17, 2007
    Inventors: Kouji Waki, Takashi Osaka, Mitsuaki Ito, Takeshi Matsumura, Naoyuki Murayama, Takashi Kashiwagi
  • Patent number: 6744513
    Abstract: A computer color matching method of paint for measuring a proper formulation of colorants for obtaining a target color or color and luster, or a proper formulation of colorants and luster color materials, directly in a liquid state of paint, without preparing painted panels from adjusted paint, and calculating the adjusted blending ratio easily and accurately, and a paint manufacturing method by using this method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2004
    Assignees: Nippon Paint Co., Ltd., Nisshinbo Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Nobuaki Kubo, Mitsuaki Ito, Masayuki Fukuda, Masayuki Osumi, Makoto Ishikawa
  • Publication number: 20020149770
    Abstract: A computer color matching method of paint for measuring a proper formulation of colorants for obtaining a target color or color and luster, or a proper formulation of colorants and luster color materials, directly in a liquid state of paint, without preparing painted panels from adjusted paint, and calculating the adjusted blending ratio easily and accurately, and a paint manufacturing method by using this method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2002
    Publication date: October 17, 2002
    Applicant: Nippon Paint Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Nobuaki Kubo, Mitsuaki Ito, Masayuki Fukuda, Masayuki Osumi, Makoto Ishikawa
  • Patent number: 6029853
    Abstract: A dispersing system comprises a dispersing apparatus, a storage tank for storing a dispersing medium and a liquid containing a material to be treated, and conduits for connecting the dispersing apparatus in fluid communication with the storage tank. The dispersing apparatus comprises a dispersing chamber, at least one rotationally driven disc, a suction inlet through which the liquid containing the material to be treated and the dispersing medium are drawn from the storage tank into the dispersing chamber by the suction created by rotation of the disc, a discharge outlet, and a medium-separating device for separating the dispersing medium from the liquid containing the dispersed material and selectively discharging the liquid containing the dispersed material but not the dispersing medium from the discharge outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 1998
    Date of Patent: February 29, 2000
    Assignees: Nippon Paint Co., Ltd., Inoue Mfg., Inc.
    Inventors: Nobuaki Kubo, Mitsuaki Ito, Masakazu Inoue
  • Patent number: 5270235
    Abstract: In the fabrication of an MIS transistor, the distribution characteristic of the impurity density with respect to the depth of the first region exhibited when the amount of ions implanted for channel doping is varied is first determined. The swing value is calculated from the gate voltage - drain current characteristic on the basis of the distribution characteristic obtained. Ions are implanted to the channel portion at a dose which is selected in accordance with the impurity density of the first region so that the swing value takes the minimum value or a value as small as possible, thereby producing an MIS type semiconductor device having a channel doping structure in a first region between a source and a drain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 1989
    Date of Patent: December 14, 1993
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Mitsuaki Ito