Patents by Inventor Naoki Sakamoto

Naoki Sakamoto 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: 11069672
    Abstract: A laminated element manufacturing method includes a first forming step of forming a first gettering region for each of functional elements by irradiating a semiconductor substrate of a first wafer with a laser light, a first grindsing step of grinding the semiconductor substrate of the first wafer and removing a portion of the first gettering region, a bonding step of bonding a circuit layer of a second wafer to the semiconductor substrate of the first wafer, a second forming step of forming a second gettering region for each of the functional elements by irradiating the semiconductor substrate of the second wafer with a laser light, and a second grinding step of grinding the semiconductor substrate of the second wafer and removing a portion of the second gettering region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: HAMAMATSU PHOTONICS K.K.
    Inventors: Takeshi Sakamoto, Ryuji Sugiura, Yuta Kondoh, Naoki Uchiyama
  • Publication number: 20210191659
    Abstract: A protocol chip stores requests from a computer in a port queue, on the basis of an index indicating a slot of the port queue which allows subsequent storing. MPs each hold a CI of the slot having undergone a preceding search of the port queue by the MP, search this port queue from the slot that the pointer indicates, search for a request addressed to a logical device to which the MP corresponds, and store this request in a virtual queue corresponding to the logical device, to process the request.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2020
    Publication date: June 24, 2021
    Inventors: Reoto HOTTA, Yuta KAJIWARA, Naoki SAKAMOTO, Kosuke KOMIKADO, Shinjiro SHIRAKI, Hirokazu ISHII
  • Patent number: 11039033
    Abstract: A scanner includes a reading unit that reads an image of a paper, a medium feeding portion that is capable of selecting a first feeding mode in which a separation feeding for separately feeding a paper bundle in which a plurality of sheets of paper is overlapped with each other is performed and a second feeding mode in which a non-separation feeding for collectively feeding the paper bundle without separating is performed, and a pair of first transporting rollers and a pair of second transporting rollers that transport the paper fed by the medium feeding portion, in a case in which the medium feeding portion feeds the paper in the second feeding mode, a first driven roller and a second driven roller respectively constituting the pair of first transporting rollers and the pair of second transporting rollers are driven in a rotation direction where the paper is transported.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Seiji Tezuka, Noriyuki Koyanagi, Naoki Sakamoto
  • Publication number: 20210130586
    Abstract: The present invention provides a cellulose composite composed of a cellulose and a polysaccharide, wherein a Bragg spacing by small angle X-ray scattering (SAXS) of a sediment obtained by subjecting a 0.1% by mass aqueous dispersion of the cellulose composite to a centrifugation treatment is 8.6 nm or more, and a method for producing the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Applicant: Asahi Kasei Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hirotaka ASAI, Naoaki YAMASAKI, Masayuki KAKIZAWA, Naoki SAKAMOTO
  • Publication number: 20210084187
    Abstract: A scanner includes a reading unit that reads an image of a paper, a medium feeding portion that is capable of selecting a first feeding mode in which a separation feeding for separately feeding a paper bundle in which a plurality of sheets of paper is overlapped with each other is performed and a second feeding mode in which a non-separation feeding for collectively feeding the paper bundle without separating is performed, and a pair of first transporting rollers and a pair of second transporting rollers that transport the paper fed by the medium feeding portion, in a case in which the medium feeding portion feeds the paper in the second feeding mode, a first driven roller and a second driven roller respectively constituting the pair of first transporting rollers and the pair of second transporting rollers are driven in a rotation direction where the paper is transported.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2020
    Publication date: March 18, 2021
    Inventors: Seiji Tezuka, Noriyuki Koyanagi, Naoki Sakamoto
  • Publication number: 20210084186
    Abstract: A scanner includes a reading unit that reads an image of a paper, a medium feeding portion that is capable of selecting a first feeding mode in which a separation feeding for separately feeding a paper bundle in which a plurality of sheets of paper is overlapped with each other is performed and a second feeding mode in which a non-separation feeding for collectively feeding the paper bundle without separating is performed, and a pair of first transporting rollers and a pair of second transporting rollers that transport the paper fed by the medium feeding portion, in a case in which the medium feeding portion feeds the paper in the second feeding mode, a first driven roller and a second driven roller respectively constituting the pair of first transporting rollers and the pair of second transporting rollers are driven in a rotation direction where the paper is transported.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2020
    Publication date: March 18, 2021
    Inventors: Seiji TEZUKA, Noriyuki Koyanagi, Naoki Sakamoto
  • Patent number: 10764457
    Abstract: A second unit configured to be opened or closed with respect to a first unit includes a background plate configured to be switched between a facing state in which the background plate faces a image sensor and a non-facing state in which the facing state of the background plate and the image sensor is released and a power receiving section configured to receive power from a motor to switch the state of the background plate. The first unit includes an intermediate cam configured to be rotated by the power from a motor and a cam member configured to receive the power of the motor via the intermediate cam, the cam member having a receiving section of a size the power receiving section is received regardless of a position of the power receiving section when the intermediate cam is in the neutral position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Naoki Sakamoto
  • Patent number: 10718386
    Abstract: A basic pulse time setting section determines a basic pulse time for initial invalid stroke elimination by applying current values of oil temperature and throttle opening to the basic pulse time map. A subtraction time setting section determines a subtraction time by applying current values of oil temperature and clutch oil pressure to the subtraction time map. A pulse time determining section determines a predetermined initial invalid stroke elimination pulse time by subtracting the subtraction time from the basic pulse time. An initial invalid stroke elimination permission/inhibition determination section, at a starting timing of initial invalid stroke elimination, inhibits this-time initial invalid stroke elimination if the elapsed time from the execution timing of the preceding initial invalid stroke elimination is within the predetermined inhibition period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Naoki Sakamoto, Shinya Nishiyama, Dai Arai
  • Publication number: 20200186665
    Abstract: A scanner includes a reading unit that reads an image of a paper, a medium feeding portion that is capable of selecting a first feeding mode in which a separation feeding for separately feeding a paper bundle in which a plurality of sheets of paper is overlapped with each other is performed and a second feeding mode in which a non-separation feeding for collectively feeding the paper bundle without separating is performed, and a pair of first transporting rollers and a pair of second transporting rollers that transport the paper fed by the medium feeding portion, in a case in which the medium feeding portion feeds the paper in the second feeding mode, a first driven roller and a second driven roller respectively constituting the pair of first transporting rollers and the pair of second transporting rollers are driven in a rotation direction where the paper is transported.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2020
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Inventors: Seiji TEZUKA, Noriyuki Koyanagi, Naoki Sakamoto
  • Publication number: 20200177760
    Abstract: An image reading apparatus includes a separating roller that is capable of switching between a separation state in which an original document is separated and a non-separation state in which the original document is not separated, and determines whether or not the original document is fed in the separation state or the non-separation state based on the types of the original document set through a user interface for instructing a select of the types of the original document to be read and a start of reading the original document.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2020
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Inventors: Tomoyuki MOKUO, Noriyuki Koyanagi, Keiichiro Fukumasu, Keisuke Miyauchi, Naoki Sakamoto
  • Patent number: 10655732
    Abstract: A gear position detecting device includes a rotation angle sensor for detecting a turn position of a shift drum and a position sensor for detecting that the shift drum is at a neutral position. The rotation angle sensor is a volume sensor that linearly increases or decreases an output voltage according to a turning motion of the shift drum. The neutral position is set in such a way as not to overlap a dead zone. It is determined according to an output signal of the rotation angle sensor and an output signal of the position sensor whether the shift drum is at a reverse gear position located between the neutral position and the dead zone or a fifth gear position turned by 360 degrees from the reverse gear position. Such detecting device detects a gear position with a high accuracy even if the number of gear positions are increased.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Nozaki, Masaki Yamazaki, Naoki Kobayashi, Hayato Yoshida, Naoki Sakamoto, Dai Arai
  • Patent number: 10602012
    Abstract: A scanner includes a reading unit that reads an image of a paper, a medium feeding portion that is capable of selecting a first feeding mode in which a separation feeding for separately feeding a paper bundle in which a plurality of sheets of paper is overlapped with each other is performed and a second feeding mode in which a non-separation feeding for collectively feeding the paper bundle without separating is performed, and a pair of first transporting rollers and a pair of second transporting rollers that transport the paper fed by the medium feeding portion, in a case in which the medium feeding portion feeds the paper in the second feeding mode, a first driven roller and a second driven roller respectively constituting the pair of first transporting rollers and the pair of second transporting rollers are driven in a rotation direction where the paper is transported.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Seiji Tezuka, Noriyuki Koyanagi, Naoki Sakamoto
  • Patent number: 10594888
    Abstract: An image reading apparatus includes a separating roller that is capable of switching between a separation state in which an original document is separated and a non-separation state in which the original document is not separated, and determines whether or not the original document is fed in the separation state or the non-separation state based on the types of the original document set through a user interface for instructing a select of the types of the original document to be read and a start of reading the original document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Tomoyuki Mokuo, Noriyuki Koyanagi, Keiichiro Fukumasu, Keisuke Miyauchi, Naoki Sakamoto
  • Publication number: 20200076977
    Abstract: A second unit configured to be opened or closed with respect to a first unit includes a background plate configured to be switched between a facing state in which the background plate faces a image sensor and a non-facing state in which the facing state of the background plate and the image sensor is released and a power receiving section configured to receive power from a motor to switch the state of the background plate. The first unit includes an intermediate cam configured to be rotated by the power from a motor and a cam member configured to receive the power of the motor via the intermediate cam, the cam member having a receiving section of a size the power receiving section is received regardless of a position of the power receiving section when the intermediate cam is in the neutral position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2019
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Inventor: Naoki SAKAMOTO
  • Patent number: 10569756
    Abstract: A driving force control device for saddled vehicle includes a transmission that transmits driving force of an engine to a driving wheel of a vehicle at predetermined reduction ratio; a clutch that connects/disconnects the driving force between the engine and the transmission; and a controller that controls the transmission and the clutch. The controller permits selection of a normal mode in which the reduction ratio of the transmission is varied according to a running condition and a slow mode permitting slow forward movement and slow backward movement by varying the reduction ratio of the transmission to a fixed reduction ratio according to predetermined operation, and the controller holds the clutch in a partial clutch engagement condition so as to prevent the vehicle from moving forward or backward when the slow mode is selected and no predetermined operation is performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takashi Tetsuka, Naoki Sakamoto, Yukio Yokogawa, Shinji Misawa
  • Patent number: 10562393
    Abstract: A basic clutch capacity calculating unit calculates a clutch capacity of the DCT applying an engine speed, a degree of throttle opening, and a front wheel vehicle speed to a map. The basic clutch capacity calculating unit further calculates the DCT basic clutch capacity by amending the basic clutch capacity based on an oil temperature and a water temperature. An NE converted value calculating unit calculates an NE converted value obtained by converting a vehicle speed into an engine speed with the front wheel vehicle speed and a DCT speed change stage as input parameters. A hunting detecting unit detects hunting by comparing the engine speed with the NE converted value when a throttle operation is detected. A DCT clutch capacity correcting unit makes decreasing correction of a DCT clutch capacity when hunting is detected for suppressing the hunting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Naoki Sakamoto, Shinya Nishiyama, Dai Arai
  • Patent number: 10518258
    Abstract: The ion exchange membrane according to the present invention comprises a layer A comprising a fluorine-containing polymer having a sulfonic acid group and a layer B comprising a fluorine-containing polymer having a carboxylic acid group, wherein the layer B has a value of an ion cluster diameter distribution M represented by the following formula (B) of greater than 10: M=(a0)2/(?)2??(B) wherein M represents an ion cluster diameter distribution, a0 represents an average ion cluster radius, and ? represents a standard deviation of an ion cluster radius.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: ASAHI KASEI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Atsushi Nakajima, Naoki Sakamoto, Takuya Morikawa
  • Patent number: 10413896
    Abstract: The ion exchange membrane according to the present invention comprises a layer A comprising a fluorine-containing polymer having a sulfonic acid group and a layer B comprising a fluorine-containing polymer having a carboxylic acid group, wherein an ion exchange capacity of the layer B is 0.81 mEq/g or more, and a value of (an ion cluster diameter of the layer B)/(an ion cluster diameter of the layer A) is 0.67 to 0.89.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: ASAHI KASEI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Atsushi Nakajima, Yasuo Ajisaka, Yoshifumi Kado, Naoki Sakamoto
  • Publication number: 20190111906
    Abstract: A driving force control device for saddled vehicle includes a transmission that transmits driving force of an engine to a driving wheel of a vehicle at predetermined reduction ratio; a clutch that connects/disconnects the driving force between the engine and the transmission; and a controller that controls the transmission and the clutch. The controller permits selection of a normal mode in which the reduction ratio of the transmission is varied according to a running condition and a slow mode permitting slow forward movement and slow backward movement by varying the reduction ratio of the transmission to a fixed reduction ratio according to predetermined operation, and the controller holds the clutch in a partial clutch engagement condition so as to prevent the vehicle from moving forward or backward when the slow mode is selected and no predetermined operation is performed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2017
    Publication date: April 18, 2019
    Inventors: Takashi TETSUKA, Naoki SAKAMOTO, Yukio YOKOGAWA, Shinji MISAWA
  • Patent number: 10252257
    Abstract: The ion exchange membrane according to the present invention comprises a layer A comprising a fluorine-containing polymer having a sulfonic acid group and a layer B comprising a fluorine-containing polymer having a carboxylic acid group, wherein a ratio of an ion cluster diameter of the layer B after electrolysis under the following electrolysis conditions to the ion cluster diameter of the layer B before the electrolysis [(the ion cluster diameter of the layer B after the electrolysis)/(the ion cluster diameter of the layer B before the electrolysis)] is 0.83 to 0.95: (Electrolysis Conditions) in a zero-gap base electrolytic cell where the ion exchange membrane is disposed between an anode chamber to which a 3.5 N aqueous sodium chloride solution is supplied and a cathode chamber to which a 10.8 N aqueous sodium hydroxide solution is supplied, electrolysis is performed for 7 days under conditions having a temperature of 85° C. and a current density of 6 kA/m2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: ASAHI KASEI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Atsushi Nakajima, Naoki Sakamoto, Takuya Morikawa