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).

  • Publication number: 20240124360
    Abstract: Provided is a composite member including an inorganic matrix part that is made from an inorganic substance including a metal oxide hydroxide; and an electrically conductive material part that is present in a dispersed state inside the inorganic matrix part and has electric conductivity. In the composite member, a porosity in a cross section of the inorganic matrix part is 20% or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2021
    Publication date: April 18, 2024
    Applicant: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tatsuro YOSHIOKA, Ryosuke SAWA, Naoki KURIZOE, Natsuki SATO
  • Patent number: 11959147
    Abstract: A top-blowing lance nozzle is configured to freely switch an adequate expansion condition so as to control an oxygen-blowing amount and a jetting velocity independently of each other without requiring a plurality of lance nozzles or a mechanically movable part. A lance nozzle is configured to blow refining oxygen to molten iron charged in a reaction vessel while a gas is blown from a top-blowing lance to the molten iron. One or more blowing holes for blowing a working gas are on an inner wall side surface of the nozzle, at a site where the lance nozzle has a minimum cross-sectional area in a nozzle axis direction or at a neighboring site of the site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: JFE STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yumi Murakami, Nobuhiko Oda, Yusuke Fujii, Goro Okuyama, Shota Amano, Shinji Koseki, Shingo Sato, Yukio Takahashi, Ryo Kawabata, Naoki Kikuchi, Atsuo Yuasa
  • Patent number: 11959123
    Abstract: The present invention aims to provide a novel method that can quantify diaminopimelic acid-containing bacteria in a test sample. The present invention relates to a method of quantifying diaminopimelic acid-containing bacteria in a test sample, including a step of quantifying the diaminopimelic acid-containing bacteria, using, as an index, the amount of diaminopimelic acid derived from the diaminopimelic acid-containing bacteria in the test sample.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: SUNTORY HOLDINGS LIMITED
    Inventors: Yosuke Sato, Naoki Kasajima, Toshihiko Fukuda, Masayuki Ida
  • Publication number: 20240116823
    Abstract: Provided is an inorganic structure including a plurality of inorganic particles; and a binding part that covers a surface of each of the plurality of inorganic particles and binds each of the plurality of inorganic particles together. The binding part contains: an amorphous compound containing at least one of aluminum or titanium, oxygen, and one or more metallic elements; and a plurality of fine particles having an average particle size of 100 nm or less. The plurality of inorganic particles has an average particle size of 1 ?m or more, and the plurality of inorganic particles has a volume percentage of 30% or more.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2022
    Publication date: April 11, 2024
    Applicant: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Natsuki SATO, Ryosuke SAWA, Naoki KURIZOE, Tatsuro YOSHIOKA, Tohru SEKINO, Sunghun CHO, Tomoyo GOTO
  • Publication number: 20240118470
    Abstract: Provided is an optical filter including: a matrix including an inorganic substance having a water solubility of 0.4 g/100 g-H2O or less; and a wavelength selective absorption material dispersed in the matrix. The optical filter absorbs an optical component having a wavelength of any band in a target wavelength band of 0.8 to 20 ?m. A temperature at which a mass reduction rate of the wavelength selective absorption material is 10% by mass when heated in air from 100° C. at a rate of 10° C./min is 900° C. or less. An apparent density of the optical filter relative to a true density of the matrix is 70% or more. In the target wavelength band, a wavelength bandwidth where a linear transmittance per 1 mm thickness of the optical filter is 30% or more is 50 nm or more.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2022
    Publication date: April 11, 2024
    Applicant: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tatsuro YOSHIOKA, Natsuki SATO, Naoki KURIZOE, Ryosuke SAWA
  • Patent number: 11956012
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a fiber branch structure for spatial optical communication for transmitting information by emitting communication light. The fiber branch structure is provided with: a light emitter configured to emit communication light; a light emission controller configured to control the light emitter; an optical fiber configured to transmit the light emitted from the light emitter; a distributor configured to distribute the light, the distributer being optically coupled to an output terminal of the optical fiber; and an optical fiber group optically coupled to a plurality of output terminals of the distributor. According to the present invention, a communication area can be established without blind spots. That is, the fiber branch structure for spatial optical communication according to the present invention includes an optical fiber group optically coupled to a plurality of output terminals of the distributor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignees: Shimadzu Corporation, Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technolog
    Inventors: Keiko Sato, Naoki Nishimura, Takao Sawa
  • Patent number: 11944906
    Abstract: Modified video is distributed to a viewer of a computer-implemented game by causing a processor to distribute, toward a terminal device of a viewer, a first video including an animation of a first avatar of a distributor generated based on motion data; distribute, toward the terminal device, a second video related to a computer-implemented game generated with operation data using a received web page; receive, from the terminal device, token data indicative of a token sent to the distributor from the viewer during execution of one unit section of the game; and distribute, toward the terminal device, the second video including, during one time section occurring after the one unit section of the game ends and before a next unit section of the game begins, a rendering of a token object selected based on the token data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: GREE, Inc.
    Inventors: Naoki Takahashi, Kai Sato, Yosuke Kanaya
  • Patent number: 11946590
    Abstract: A leg opening angle changing member includes an insertion portion arranged between a leg attaching portion of a base of a stand and the proximal end of a leg of the stand, and an attachment portion attached to the leg attaching portion or the proximal end of the leg. The leg opening angle changing member is attached to the leg attaching portion or the proximal end of the leg by means of the attachment portion. The leg opening angle changing member is configured to change the leg opening angle to an opening angle smaller than an opening angle of the leg in a fully opened state by arranging the insertion portion between the leg attaching portion and the proximal end of the leg in a state in which the leg opening angle changing member is attached to the leg attaching portion or the proximal end of the leg.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: HOSHINO GAKKI CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Naoki Sato
  • Patent number: 11934102
    Abstract: There is provided a manufacturing method for a cured substance, which makes it possible to obtain a cured substance having excellent breaking elongation, a manufacturing method for a laminate, including the manufacturing method for a cured substance, a manufacturing method for a semiconductor device, including the manufacturing method for a cured substance or the manufacturing method for a laminate, and there is provided a treatment liquid that is used in the manufacturing method for a cured substance. The manufacturing method for a cured substance includes a film forming step of applying a resin composition containing a precursor of a cyclization resin onto a base material to form a film, a treatment step of bringing a treatment liquid into contact with the film, and a heating step of heating the film after the treatment step, in which the treatment liquid contains at least one compound selected from the group consisting of a basic compound having an amide group and a base generator having an amide group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2023
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Atsuyasu Nozaki, Misaki Takashima, Naoki Sato, Atsushi Nakamura
  • Patent number: 11927381
    Abstract: When a controller performs a defrosting operation in which frost on an outdoor heat exchanger is caused to be melted, the controller is configured to perform a first defrosting control in which a switching state of a switching device is set to a first state, after the controller performs the first defrosting control, perform a second defrosting control in which the switching state of the switching device is set to a second state, and after the controller performs the second defrosting control, perform a third defrosting control in which the switching state of the switching device is set to the first state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Yusuke Tashiro, Yasuhide Hayamaru, Masakazu Kondo, Masakazu Sato, Naoki Nakagawa, Atsushi Kawashima
  • Publication number: 20240075411
    Abstract: A degassing apparatus capable of preventing cross-contamination is provided. A degassing apparatus 1 includes degassing modules 10, 20, and 30 each having a tube unit 12 that is a gas permeable membrane separating a fluid circulation space S1 and a reduced-pressure space S2 from each other, vacuum piping 40 communicatively connected to the reduced-pressure spaces S2, a discharge device 50 that discharges gas in the reduced-pressure spaces S2 through the vacuum piping 40, atmospheric release piping 60 communicatively connected to the reduced-pressure spaces S2, an atmospheric release valve 70 capable of introducing atmosphere into the reduced-pressure spaces S2 through the atmospheric release piping 60, and a control unit 80 that controls the operation of the discharge device 50 and the atmospheric release valve 70.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2021
    Publication date: March 7, 2024
    Applicant: DIC Corporation
    Inventors: Takaaki Fuse, Kazumi Oi, Naoki Hada, Youhei Suganuma, Kazuyasu Kawashima, Akira Sato
  • Publication number: 20240069430
    Abstract: An exposure mask includes a substrate having a first main surface and a second main surface, a reflective layer that is provided on the first main surface side and reflects exposure light, and an absorption layer that is provided with a predetermined pattern on the first main surface side via the reflective layer and absorbs the exposure light, in which the reflective layer includes a first region of which a surface height from the second main surface is a first height, and a second region which is adjacent to the first region via a first step on a surface of the reflective layer, and of which a surface height from the second main surface is a second height higher than the first height, and the absorption layer is provided in each of the first region and the second region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2023
    Publication date: February 29, 2024
    Applicant: Kioxia Corporation
    Inventor: Naoki SATO
  • Publication number: 20240042473
    Abstract: [Problem] Provided is a spraying system that allows an increase in design freedom. [Solution] The present invention provides a spraying system comprising: an hypochlorous acid water supplier that supplies hypochlorous acid water; a mist generator that generates mist of the hypochlorous acid water; an upward guiding pipe that guides the mist upward; a lateral guiding pipe connected to the upward guiding pipe and extending in a lateral direction; a downward guiding pipe that is provided below a lower end of the lateral guiding pipe and that guides the mist downward; and a spraying section that is provided downstream from the downward guiding pipe and sprays the mist.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2021
    Publication date: February 8, 2024
    Applicant: TECH CORPORATION CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Naoki SATO, Yoshinori NAKAMOTO
  • Publication number: 20240044368
    Abstract: A sliding member includes a metal substrate and a sliding layer formed on one surface of the metal substrate. The sliding layer has a matrix phase containing Cu and Sn and hard particles dispersed in the matrix phase and containing a Laves phase constituted of a composition of Co, Mo and Si.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2021
    Publication date: February 8, 2024
    Inventors: Naoki SATO, Toshio HAKUTO, Takashi AKAGAWA, Yuji KAWAMATA, Ryoichi SUZUKI, Takashi SAITO, Tadashi OSHIMA, Hajime KATO
  • Patent number: 11848249
    Abstract: There is provided a manufacturing method for a thermal conductive layer, with which a thermal conductive layer having a thermal diffusivity of 3.0×10?7 m2s?1 or more is manufactured on a support by using a composition for forming a thermal conductive layer, the composition containing a resin, a filler, and a solvent and having a concentration of solid contents of less than 90% by mass, the manufacturing method including a discharge step of discharging the composition toward the support; and a solvent amount reduction step of reducing a solvent amount in the composition such that a first solvent amount reduction time taken after the composition is discharged until the concentration of solid contents in the composition reaches 90% by mass on the support is 10 seconds or more for each position on the support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2023
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Kosuke Yamashita, Naotsugu Muro, Toshiyuki Saie, Naoki Sato, Kazuto Shimada
  • Publication number: 20230350305
    Abstract: There is provided a manufacturing method for a cured substance, which makes it possible to obtain a cured substance having excellent breaking elongation, a manufacturing method for a laminate, including the manufacturing method for a cured substance, a manufacturing method for a semiconductor device, including the manufacturing method for a cured substance or the manufacturing method for a laminate, and there is provided a treatment liquid that is used in the manufacturing method for a cured substance. The manufacturing method for a cured substance includes a film forming step of applying a resin composition containing a precursor of a cyclization resin onto a base material to form a film, a treatment step of bringing a treatment liquid into contact with the film, and a heating step of heating the film after the treatment step, in which the treatment liquid contains at least one compound selected from the group consisting of a basic compound having an amide group and a base generator having an amide group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2023
    Publication date: November 2, 2023
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Atsuyasu NOZAKI, Misaki TAKASHIMA, Naoki SATO, Atsushi NAKAMURA
  • Publication number: 20230245871
    Abstract: A substrate processing system includes a vacuum transfer module, a substrate processing module, an atmospheric transfer module, a load-lock module, at least one substrate transfer robot disposed in the vacuum transfer module and the atmospheric transfer module, and having at least one end effector, and a controller configured to control a particle removal operation. The particle removal operation includes transferring said at least one end effector in any one of the vacuum transfer module, the substrate processing module, the load-lock module, and the atmospheric transfer module in a state where at least one charging member that is charged is placed on said at least one end effector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2023
    Publication date: August 3, 2023
    Applicant: Tokyo Electron Limited
    Inventors: Hiroshi NAGAIKE, Naoki SATO, Masato OBARA, Hideyuki OSADA
  • Publication number: 20230213858
    Abstract: A manufacturing method for a cured substance includes a film forming step of applying a specific photosensitive resin composition onto a base material to form a film, an exposure step of selectively exposing the film, a development step of developing the exposed film with a developer to form a pattern, a treatment step of bringing a treatment liquid into contact with the pattern, and a heating step of heating the pattern after the treatment step, in which at least one of the developer or the treatment liquid contains at least one compound selected from the group consisting of a base and a base generator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2023
    Publication date: July 6, 2023
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Misaki TAKASHIMA, Kazuto SHIMADA, Atsuyasu NOZAKI, Naoki SATO
  • Publication number: 20230147593
    Abstract: A leg opening angle changing member includes an insertion portion arranged between a leg attaching portion of a base of a stand and the proximal end of a leg of the stand, and an attachment portion attached to the leg attaching portion or the proximal end of the leg. The leg opening angle changing member is attached to the leg attaching portion or the proximal end of the leg by means of the attachment portion. The leg opening angle changing member is configured to change the leg opening angle to an opening angle smaller than an opening angle of the leg in a fully opened state by arranging the insertion portion between the leg attaching portion and the proximal end of the leg in a state in which the leg opening angle changing member is attached to the leg attaching portion or the proximal end of the leg.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2022
    Publication date: May 11, 2023
    Inventor: Naoki SATO
  • Patent number: 11530486
    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: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2022
    Assignee: TOKYO ELECTRON LIMITED
    Inventors: Daisuke Shirasawa, Naoki Sato