Patents by Inventor Mitsuru Saito

Mitsuru Saito 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: 9804042
    Abstract: A load sensor is provided with a seat mounting hole between both end parts of a rectangular plate-like main body portion of a load receiving member. A plurality of strain detecting elements the resistance value of each of which changes depending on the amount of strain of the main body portion are disposed around the seat mounting hole. In plan view of the load receiving member, the center point of the seat mounting hole is offset from the center point of the arrangement of the plurality of strain detecting elements toward a part of the load receiving member that has relatively high rigidity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: ALPS ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Mitsuru Saito, Mikio Sekine
  • Publication number: 20170236625
    Abstract: A resistance adjustment circuit has a plurality of conductive patterns placed in parallel to one another on a flat surface formed from an insulating body so as to extend in a first direction, and also has a resistive element that spans two conductive patterns and is electrically connected to the conductive patterns at superimposing parts superimposed on the conductive patterns. A plurality of resistive elements are provided so as to be spaced in the first direction and are connected in parallel to one another across the two conductive patterns. Part of the conductive patterns can be selectively cut between the superimposing parts of resistive elements disposed adjacently. The combined resistance of the resistance adjustment circuit can be adjusted by reducing parallel connections of resistive elements or combining parallel connections of resistive elements with their series connections.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2017
    Publication date: August 17, 2017
    Inventor: Mitsuru Saito
  • Patent number: 9687814
    Abstract: Provided is a fibrous adsorbing material used for the adsorption and recovery of metals in a solution, which is a fibrous metal-adsorbing material that can be produced using existing production facilities without using special facilities or complicated operations, has high durability, is easy to diversify, and can be processed into various forms. The fibrous metal-adsorbing material is produced by a) a step of preparing an acrylate polymer having a large number of glycidyl groups in the molecule, b) a step of kneading a low-melting-point fiber matrix polymer therewith, c) a step of making the resulting mixture into a fibrous form by an melt-blend spinning method, and d) a step of allowing a long-chain ligand having an amino group or an imino group to react with glycidyl groups on the fiber surface to introduce a metal-adsorbing functional group. The fibrous metal-adsorbing material has high durability, is easy to diversify, and has various forms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: NIPPON FILCON CO., LIMITED
    Inventors: Yoshinori Inoue, Toshifumi Katoh, Takehiro Kajiwara, Mitsuru Saito
  • Patent number: 9592489
    Abstract: Problem The present invention provides, in a metal-adsorbing material used for the removal and recovery of a wide range of heavy metals in treated solutions such as industrial waste water, service water, and environmental water, a gel-like metal-adsorbing material having a large amount of metal adsorption and capable of meeting various demands; and also provide a metal adsorbent having a gel-like metal-adsorbing material supported on a porous carrier. Means for Resolution A metal-adsorbing polymer selected from polyethyleneimine and polyallylamine is crosslinked with a polyglycidyl ether, whereby a gel-like metal-adsorbing material having a large amount of metal adsorption and capable of meeting various demands is produced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: NIPPON FILCON CO., LIMITED
    Inventors: Yoshinori Inoue, Takehiro Kajiwara, Toshifumi Katoh, Mitsuru Saito
  • Patent number: 9452426
    Abstract: Problem To provide a method for easily producing an adsorbing material used for the removal and recovery of metals and ions in a solution, which is highly durable and has various adsorptive functional groups and forms applicable for various purposes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignee: NIPPON FILCON CO., LIMITED
    Inventors: Yoshinori Inoue, Takehiro Kajiwara, Mitsuru Saito
  • Publication number: 20160265988
    Abstract: A load sensor is provided with a seat mounting hole between both end parts of a rectangular plate-like main body portion of a load receiving member. A plurality of strain detecting elements the resistance value of each of which changes depending on the amount of strain of the main body portion are disposed around the seat mounting hole. In plan view of the load receiving member, the center point of the seat mounting hole is offset from the center point of the arrangement of the plurality of strain detecting elements toward a part of the load receiving member that has relatively high rigidity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2016
    Publication date: September 15, 2016
    Inventors: Mitsuru SAITO, Mikio SEKINE
  • Patent number: 9199219
    Abstract: A metal adsorbent which can adsorb a wide variety of metals, can conform to various uses, and adsorbs metals in large amounts. Metal adsorbents in various forms, which have the property of highly efficiently adsorbing metals, are produced by (a) a method in which a polyamine polymer is chemically bonded and immobilized to a porous support, (b) a method in which a polyamine polymer is blended into a solution of a raw material for fibers and the mixture is formed into fibers by wet-spinning or dry spinning, and (c) a method in which a polyamine polymer is blended into a solution of a film-forming polymer and the mixture is formed into a film by a method of film formation from solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: NIPPON FILCON CO., LIMITED
    Inventors: Yoshinori Inoue, Mitsuru Saito, Hideyuki Yanai, Waka Kamichatani
  • Patent number: 9192068
    Abstract: An electric junction box to prevent fluid such as water infiltrating inside the covers from adhering to a printed wiring board even if the upper cover and lower cover are stacked to each other in an orthogonal direction, comprises a metal board, the surface being arranged in a horizontal direction, and a main body accommodating the metal board. The main body includes an upper cover and a lower cover to be stacked to each other in a direction orthogonal to a surface of the metal board. On a side wall of the lower cover a locking projection is disposed. On a side wall of the upper cover a locking step is disposed with which the locking projection is locked. The upper cover includes an inner wall disposed inside the side wall of the lower cover, the lower end being disposed below the metal board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Hara, Takuya Nakayama, Mitsuru Saito
  • Patent number: 9174194
    Abstract: A metal adsorbent which can adsorb a wide variety of metals, can conform to various uses, and adsorbs metals in large amounts. Metal adsorbents in various forms, which have the property of highly efficiently adsorbing metals, are produced by (a) a method in which a polyamine polymer is chemically bonded and immobilized to a porous support, (b) a method in which a polyamine polymer is blended into a solution of a raw material for fibers and the mixture is formed into fibers by wet-spinning or dry spinning, and (c) a method in which a polyamine polymer is blended into a solution of a film-forming polymer and the mixture is formed into a film by a method of film formation from solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: NIPPON FILCON CO., LIMITED
    Inventors: Yoshinori Inoue, Mitsuru Saito, Hideyuki Yanai, Waka Kamichatani
  • Publication number: 20150224474
    Abstract: Provided is a fibrous adsorbing material used for the adsorption and recovery of metals in a solution, which is a fibrous metal-adsorbing material that can be produced using existing production facilities without using special facilities or complicated operations, has high durability, is easy to diversify, and can be processed into various forms. The fibrous metal-adsorbing material is produced by a) a step of preparing an acrylate polymer having a large number of glycidyl groups in the molecule, b) a step of kneading a low-melting-point fiber matrix polymer therewith, c) a step of making the resulting mixture into a fibrous form by an melt-blend spinning method, and d) a step of allowing a long-chain ligand having an amino group or an imino group to react with glycidyl groups on the fiber surface to introduce a metal-adsorbing functional group. The fibrous metal-adsorbing material has high durability, is easy to diversify, and has various forms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2013
    Publication date: August 13, 2015
    Applicant: NIPPON FILCON CO., LIMITED
    Inventors: Yoshinori Inoue, Toshifumi Katoh, Takehiro Kajiwara, Mitsuru Saito
  • Patent number: 9102284
    Abstract: An electrical junction box 1 includes: a metallic substrate 24; a relay 25 mounted on a surface of the metallic substrate 24, and arranged lower than the metallic substrate 24; an upper cover 4 covering the metallic substrate 24, and arranged upper than the metallic substrate 24; a hole 17 opening on a surface of a ceiling wall 7 arranged parallel to the metallic substrate 24 of the upper cover 4; and a heat introducing tube 18 continued to an inner edge of the hole 17, and penetrating the metallic substrate 24.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Hara, Takuya Nakayama, Mitsuru Saito
  • Publication number: 20150069292
    Abstract: Problem The present invention provides, in a metal-adsorbing material used for the removal and recovery of a wide range of heavy metals in treated solutions such as industrial waste water, service water, and environmental water, a gel-like metal-adsorbing material having a large amount of metal adsorption and capable of meeting various demands; and also provide a metal adsorbent having a gel-like metal-adsorbing material supported on a porous carrier. Means for Resolution A metal-adsorbing polymer selected from polyethyleneimine and polyallylamine is crosslinked with a polyglycidyl ether, whereby a gel-like metal-adsorbing material having a large amount of metal adsorption and capable of meeting various demands is produced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2013
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Applicant: NIPPON FILCON CO., LIMITED
    Inventors: Yoshinori Inoue, Takehiro Kajiwara, Toshifumi Katoh, Mitsuru Saito
  • Publication number: 20150065617
    Abstract: A metal adsorbent which can adsorb a wide variety of metals, can conform to various uses, and adsorbs metals in large amounts. Metal adsorbents in various forms, which have the property of highly efficiently adsorbing metals, are produced by (a) a method in which a polyamine polymer is chemically bonded and immobilized to a porous support, (b) a method in which a polyamine polymer is blended into a solution of a raw material for fibers and the mixture is formed into fibers by wet-spinning or dry spinning, and (c) a method in which a polyamine polymer is blended into a solution of a film-forming polymer and the mixture is formed into a film by a method of film formation from solution.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Applicant: NIPPON FILCON CO., LIMITED
    Inventors: Yoshinori INOUE, Mitsuru SAITO, Hideyuki YANAI, Waka KAMICHATANI
  • Publication number: 20150011897
    Abstract: The present invention is an illumination device for tumor detection, which improves the visibility of a tumor in which a fluorescent substance is accumulated, and emits excitation light for the fluorescent substance accumulated in the tumor, and the illumination device for tumor detection is provided with: a light emitting diode that emits light of which a wavelength range substantially coincides with an excitation wavelength range for the fluorescent substance; and a blocking part that is provided on a light emission side of the light emitting diode, and blocks the same wavelength as at least a part of the excitation wavelength range for the fluorescent substance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2013
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Inventors: Akira Ichikawa, Mitsuru Saito, Yoshihiro Inoue
  • Publication number: 20140332714
    Abstract: Problem To provide a method for easily producing an adsorbing material used for the removal and recovery of metals and ions in a solution, which is highly durable and has various adsorptive functional groups and forms applicable for various purposes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2013
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Applicant: NIPPON FILCON CO., LIMITED
    Inventors: Yoshinori Inoue, Takehiro Kajiwara, Mitsuru Saito
  • Patent number: 8884160
    Abstract: A box main body which can smoothly attach cover members each other and prevent generation of abnormal noise is provided. An electric junction box has the box main body including two covers attached to each other and an electric power distribution unit. The box main body has two covers attached to each other. Furthermore, the box main body has a thin portion arranged in the inner wall of the upper cove, and a tapered portion projecting from a bottom surface of the thin portion toward the peripheral wall of the lower cover, and gradually tapering toward the peripheral wall of the lower cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Hara, Takuya Nakayama, Mitsuru Saito
  • Patent number: 8723033
    Abstract: An electric junction box to prevent stress from working at a junction of conductive pattern of a connector terminal mounted on a printed wiring board and curtail its size, comprises, a printed wiring board, a connector including a terminal connected with a conductive pattern on the printed wiring board, and a connector housing accommodating the terminal, and a cover adapted to receive the printed wiring board therein and including a hole disposed on an outer wall of the cover and passing the connector therethrough. The lower cover is provided with a support adapted to overlap with a part of an edge of the connector housing surrounding the terminal, and position the part between the printed wiring board and the support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Hara, Takuya Nakayama, Mitsuru Saito
  • Publication number: 20130282930
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for retrieving metadata relating to a multi-function device. In some embodiments, metadata is retrieved using a plurality of identifiers (e.g., hardware identifiers each identifying at least one function performed by the device) received from the device. The plurality of identifiers are arranged into a sequence, and at least one of the identifiers in the sequence is associated with metadata specifying a characteristic of the device. Using the metadata that is retrieved, a client computer may present an graphical user interface displaying information relating to the device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2013
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
    Inventors: Erik Gubitz, Farhan Ahmed, Abed Jawad, Aayaz Bhorania, Palani Perumal, Mitsuru Saito
  • Publication number: 20130278957
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for retrieving metadata relating to a multi-function device. In some embodiments, metadata is retrieved using a plurality of identifiers (e.g., hardware identifiers each identifying at least one function performed by the device) received from the device. The plurality of identifiers are arranged into a sequence, and at least one of the identifiers in the sequence is associated with metadata specifying a characteristic of the device. Using the metadata that is retrieved, a client computer may present an graphical user interface displaying information relating to the device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2013
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
    Inventors: Erik Gubitz, Farhan Ahmed, Abed Jawad, Aayaz Bhorania, Palani Perumal, Mitsuru Saito
  • Patent number: 8527554
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for retrieving metadata relating to a multi-function device. In some embodiments, metadata is retrieved using a plurality of identifiers (e.g., hardware identifiers each identifying at least one function performed by the device) received from the device. The plurality of identifiers are arranged into a sequence, and at least one of the identifiers in the sequence is associated with metadata specifying a characteristic of the device. Using the metadata that is retrieved, a client computer may present an graphical user interface displaying information relating to the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Erik Gubitz, Farhan Ahmed, Abed Jawad, Aayaz Bhorania, Palani Perumal, Mitsuru Saito