Patents by Inventor Naoki Sato

Naoki 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).

  • Patent number: 11276380
    Abstract: The hi-hat attachment includes an upper unit, a lower unit, and an operation lever. The lower unit includes a regulation unit that regulates the maximum fall position of the lower unit. The regulation unit is configured to adjust the maximum fall position of the lower unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: HOSHINO GAKKI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Naoki Sato, Masahiro Shimada
  • Patent number: 11229997
    Abstract: In order to provide a working machine capable of suppressing an increase in size, a working machine that rotates a working tool with motive power of a motor includes a transmission mechanism that transmits a rotational force of the motor to the working tool, a front case in which the transmission mechanism is disposed, a holding tool that is attached to the front case so as to protrude from an outer surface of the case and is gripped by a worker, and an attaching hole which is provided in the front case and to which the holding tool is attached, and the attaching hole penetrates the front case in plan view intersecting with an axis that is a rotation center of the working tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: KOKI HOLDINGS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shota Hirano, Hiroyuki Hanawa, Keita Saitou, Naoki Sato
  • Publication number: 20210272995
    Abstract: An imaging element according to an embodiment of the present disclosure includes: a sensor substrate having a light-receiving region in which a plurality of light-receiving elements are arranged and a peripheral region provided around the light-receiving region; a sealing member disposed to be opposed to one surface of the sensor substrate; a resin layer that attaches the sensor substrate and the sealing member to each other; and an excavated part provided in the peripheral region of the one surface of the sensor substrate, and in which the resin layer is embedded, with the resin layer having one or a plurality of gaps inside the excavated part in a plan view.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2019
    Publication date: September 2, 2021
    Inventors: YOSHIAKI MASUDA, YUTAKA OOKA, SOTETSU SAITO, TAKAHIRO KAMEI, WATARU ISHII, NAOKI SATO, SHINICHI MATSUOKA, HIROKAZU YOSHIDA
  • Publication number: 20210166664
    Abstract: The hi-hat attachment includes an upper unit, a lower unit, and an operation lever. The lower unit includes a regulation unit that regulates the maximum fall position of the lower unit. The regulation unit is configured to adjust the maximum fall position of the lower unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2020
    Publication date: June 3, 2021
    Applicant: HOSHINO GAKKI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Naoki SATO, Masahiro SHIMADA
  • Publication number: 20210162469
    Abstract: A cleaning recipe creation method includes: an etching process of, for each of predetermined combinations of temperatures and pressures, etching a metal compound stacked on a test substrate loaded into a chamber by using a cleaning gas supplied into the chamber; a measurement process of measuring an etching rate of the metal compound for each of the combinations of the temperatures and the pressures; and a creation process of, based on the etching rate of the metal compound measured for each of the combinations of the temperatures and the pressures, creating a cleaning recipe including the combinations of the temperatures and the pressures in which the etching rate is equal to or higher than a predetermined etching rate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2020
    Publication date: June 3, 2021
    Inventors: Daisuke SHIRASAWA, Naoki SATO
  • Publication number: 20210157203
    Abstract: A display device includes a liquid crystal display (LCD) panel, a rear frame, a light guide plate, and a light emitting diode (LED) substrate. The LED substrate includes a first substrate portion, a second substrate portion, a plurality of LEDs mounted to the first substrate portion, and a power connector mounted to the second substrate portion. The first substrate portion extends in a first direction along a first side of the light guide plate that faces the first sidewall of the rear frame. The second substrate portion extends in a second direction along a second side of the light guide plate that faces the second sidewall of the rear frame. A backlight unit for a display device includes a light guide plate and a LED substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2019
    Publication date: May 27, 2021
    Inventors: Ryosuke YABUKI, Tomoharu NOTOSHI, Naoki SATO
  • Patent number: 11016338
    Abstract: A display device includes a liquid crystal display (LCD) panel, a rear frame, a light guide plate, and a light emitting diode (LED) substrate. The LED substrate includes a first substrate portion, a second substrate portion, a plurality of LEDs mounted to the first substrate portion, and a power connector mounted to the second substrate portion. The first substrate portion extends in a first direction along a first side of the light guide plate that faces the first sidewall of the rear frame. The second substrate portion extends in a second direction along a second side of the light guide plate that faces the second sidewall of the rear frame. A backlight unit for a display device includes a light guide plate and a LED substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ryosuke Yabuki, Tomoharu Notoshi, Naoki Sato
  • Patent number: 10976609
    Abstract: A lighting device includes: a light source including a light emitting element that emits light having an emission peak wavelength in a wavelength range of 500 nm or less; and first, second and third fluorescent substances on which light emitted from the light emitting element is incident, wherein the first fluorescent substance absorbs at least light emitted from the light emitting element to emit light having a emission peak wavelength in a wavelength range of 500 nm to 580 nm, the second fluorescent substance absorbs at least light emitted from the first fluorescent substance to emit light having a emission peak wavelength in a wavelength range of 580 nm to 750 nm, and the third fluorescent substance absorbs light having a wavelength range of 500 nm or less to emit light having a emission peak wavelength in a wavelength range of 600 nm to 750 nm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Naoki Sato
  • Publication number: 20210079533
    Abstract: A cleaning method for a by-product including a refractory material or a metal compound includes a reforming process and an etching process. In the reforming process, a surface of the by-product is reformed using nitrogen-containing gas and hydrogen-containing gas. In the etching process, the reformed surface is etched using halogen-containing gas and inert gas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2020
    Publication date: March 18, 2021
    Applicant: Tokyo Electron Limited
    Inventors: Daisuke SHIRASAWA, Naoki SATO
  • Publication number: 20200391243
    Abstract: A coating is formed on a surface of a base material 11 of a furnace, and includes a base layer 12 and a sliding material layer 13 that is formed on a surface of the base layer 12 and contains an oxide ceramic and a compound having a layered crystal structure. The sliding material layer 13 causes the collided ashes to be slipped and facilitates the drop off of the adhered ashes. The base material 11 forms a heat transfer tube or a wall surface of the furnace. The coating is also applied to a coal gasification furnace, a pulverized coal fired boiler, a combustion apparatus, or a reaction apparatus containing a furnace.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2020
    Publication date: December 17, 2020
    Applicants: IHI Corporation, TOCALO Co.,Ltd
    Inventors: Naoki SATO, Nobuhiko KUBOTA, Koki HAMADA, Tatsuo SUIDZU, Kazuhiro TAKEUCHI
  • Publication number: 20200341337
    Abstract: A lighting device includes: a light source including a light emitting element that emits light having an emission peak wavelength in a wavelength range of 500 nm or less; and first, second and third fluorescent substances on which light emitted from the light emitting element is incident, wherein the first fluorescent substance absorbs at least light emitted from the light emitting element to emit light having a emission peak wavelength in a wavelength range of 500 nm to 580 nm, the second fluorescent substance absorbs at least light emitted from the first fluorescent substance to emit light having a emission peak wavelength in a wavelength range of 580 nm to 750 nm, and the third fluorescent substance absorbs light having a wavelength range of 500 nm or less to emit light having a emission peak wavelength in a wavelength range of 600 nm to 750 nm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2020
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Inventor: Naoki SATO
  • Patent number: 10761063
    Abstract: An abnormality occurrence presumption apparatus which presumes the occurrence of an abnormality in a telescopic cover attached to a machine tool performs supervised learning on the basis of a feature amount extracted from a physical quantity acquired during an operation of the machine tool and information related to an abnormality occurring in the telescopic cover, and stores the result of the learning. The abnormality occurrence presumption apparatus presumes an abnormality that may occur in the telescopic cover during the operation of the machine tool on the basis of the result of the learning and the feature amount extracted from the physical quantity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: FANUC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Noboru Kurokami, Naoki Sato
  • Patent number: 10744422
    Abstract: Provided is a separation device, including: a gas-liquid contact flow passage having a distillate discharge port formed on one end side and a bottom product discharge port formed on another end side; a raw material liquid introduction port formed between the distillate discharge port and the bottom product discharge port in the gas-liquid contact flow passage; a stripping section, which is provided between the raw material liquid introduction port and the bottom product discharge port and is configured to heat a liquid in the gas-liquid contact flow passage; a rectification section, which is provided between the raw material liquid introduction port and the distillate discharge port and is configured to cool a gas in the gas-liquid contact flow passage; and a porous body arranged in the gas-liquid contact flow passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: IHI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Naoki Sato, Kunihiko Nakano, Takuya Yoshinoya, Yuping Liu, Ryutaro Nakayama
  • Patent number: 10635091
    Abstract: A machine learning device of a machining condition adjustment device includes: a state observation unit that observes each of machining condition data indicative of a machining condition of each used tool and cycle time data indicative of a cycle time of one machining, as a state variable; a determination data acquisition unit that acquires determination data indicative of a result of an appropriateness determination of one machining in the case where an adjustment of the machining condition is performed; and a learning unit that performs learning by associating the machining condition data and the cycle time data with the adjustment of the machining condition using the state variable and the determination data so as to enables effective use of the allowance of a cycle time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: FANUC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Naoki Sato
  • Publication number: 20200102173
    Abstract: An image formation apparatus according to an embodiment may include: a print unit that forms an image on a medium; and a medium conveyance unit that conveys the medium to the print unit. The medium conveyance unit may include: a medium guide that is movable in a width direction of the medium perpendicular to a conveyance direction of the medium, to guide a width end of the medium; a guide position detector that detects a position of the medium guide in the width direction of the medium; and a medium end detector that is provided at the medium guide and detects whether there is the medium with the width end guided by the medium guide. The print unit may include a determination unit that determines a set state of the medium based on a detection result by the medium end detector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2019
    Publication date: April 2, 2020
    Applicant: Oki Data Corporation
    Inventor: Naoki SATO
  • Patent number: 10571626
    Abstract: A display device with at least one hole is susceptible to poor image quality because of the luminance difference between the front of the hole and behind the hole in relation to the plurality of light sources located along one edge of the backlight unit. To decrease the luminance difference, the distance between adjacent light sources are adjusted, the light ray directions are altered and cutout sections are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Panasonic Liquid Crystal Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Naoki Sato, Ryosuke Yabuki
  • Patent number: 10443653
    Abstract: A sliding member having a supporting layer composed of an iron-based metallic material and a sliding layer formed on a surface of the supporting layer and composed of a copper-based metallic material. The surface of the supporting layer and the sliding layer have non-flat surfaces. A sliding surface having a non-flat surface is formed on the surface of the sliding layer. The sliding layer is formed on the roughened surface of the supporting layer by thermal spraying. The surface of the sliding layer is then subjected to a shot blasting treatment to form the sliding surface which has an uneven surface having an arithmetic average roughness (Ra) of more than 0 ?m and 2.0 ?m or less, a ten-point average roughness (Rz) of more than 0 ?m and 7.5 ?m or less and a surface hardness (Hv) of 150-250, and which slidably supports an object to be slid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Senju Metal Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Satoshi Masuda, Takashi Akagawa, Naoki Sato, Ryoichi Kurata
  • Publication number: 20190302337
    Abstract: A display device with at least one hole is susceptible to poor image quality because of the luminance difference between the front of the hole and behind the hole in relation to the plurality of light sources located along one edge of the backlight unit. To decrease the luminance difference, the distance between adjacent light sources are adjusted, the light ray directions are altered and cutout sections are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Inventors: Naoki SATO, Ryosuke YABUKI
  • Patent number: 10423098
    Abstract: An image formation apparatus according to one or more embodiments may include: a first conveyer; a second conveyer provided downstream of the first conveyer; a detector that detects a deflection of the medium between the first and second conveyers; a speed controller that controls a speed of the second conveyer within a first speed range; a calculator that calculates an average convey speed of the second conveyer. The calculator calculates a first average speed in a first period from when a leading end of the medium reaches the second conveyer to when the medium is conveyed a predetermined distance from the second conveyer. The speed controller changes, after the first period elapses, the speed of the second conveyer within a second speed range with the calculated first average convey speed as a criteria speed of the second conveyer, based on the detection result from the detector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Oki Data Corporation
    Inventors: Naoki Sato, Daitetsu Amada, Satoru Tajima
  • Patent number: 10353233
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display device according to an embodiment is disclosed. The liquid crystal display device includes a liquid crystal display panel; a light emitting diode (LED) substrate; a plurality of light emitting diodes (LEDs) disposed on the LED substrate; a first diffuser disposed between the plurality of LEDs and the liquid crystal display panel; a bandpass filter being disposed between the plurality of LEDs and the diffuser; and a plurality of focus lenses corresponding to the plurality of LEDs, wherein each of the LEDs includes one of the plurality of focus lenses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Panasonic Liquid Crystal Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Naoki Sato, Kazuhiko Tsuda