Patents by Inventor Naoto Sato

Naoto 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: 20220011335
    Abstract: Example apparatus and methods related to automated diagnostic analyzers having rear accessible track systems are described herein. An example apparatus disclosed herein includes an analyzer to perform a diagnostic test. The analyzer has a first side and a second side opposite the first side. The example apparatus includes a loading bay disposed on the first side of the analyzer to receive a first carrier and a pipetting mechanism coupled to the analyzer adjacent the second side. The example apparatus also includes a first carrier shuttle to transport the first carrier from a first location adjacent the loading bay to a second location adjacent the pipetting mechanism and a track disposed adjacent the second side of the analyzer to transfer a second carrier to a third location adjacent the pipetting mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2021
    Publication date: January 13, 2022
    Inventors: Brian L. Ochranek, David C. Arnquist, Takehiko Oonuma, Hirotoshi Tahara, Naoto Sato, Bradley P. Smith
  • Patent number: 11211678
    Abstract: Provided is a dual-band resonator which can be downsized further than conventional ones. A dual-band resonator is provided with a first conductor and a second conductor. The first conductor is configured to be folded at a first folding part at the center so that both extensions are in a prescribed direction and adjacent to one another with a prescribed space therebetween, wherein a conductor part closer to one end side than the first folding part and a conductor part closer to the other end side than the first folding part are further folded at second folding parts between the one end and the first folding part and between the other end and the first folding part, respectively, in a direction in which the one end and the other end are apart from each other. The second conductor extends in a prescribed direction contiguously to the first folding part of the first conductor. The first conductor constitutes a half-wavelength resonator, and odd-mode resonance occurs in the first conductor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignees: TOKYO KEIKI INC., THE JAPAN STEEL WORKS, LTD., UNIVERSITY OF YAMANASHI
    Inventors: Naoto Sekiya, Takahiro Unno, Tsutomu Tsuruoka, Kazuhito Kishida, Yasuo Sato, Noritaka Kitada
  • Patent number: 11205820
    Abstract: In an upper cell unit (2146) and a lower cell unit (2147) comprising five battery cells, positive electrode terminals (2162, 2172) are set apart and aligned vertically, and negative electrode terminals (2167, 2177) are set apart and aligned vertically. When an electrical device body is rated at 36V, device-side terminals are in contact only at the upper terminals (2162, 2167), and short circuiting of the lower terminals (2172, 2177) is effected using a short bar 2059. When the electrical device body is rated at 18V, the upper and lower terminals (2162 and 2172, 2167 and 2177) are simultaneously made to contact the device-side terminals, and the upper cell unit (2146) and the lower cell unit (2147) assume a parallel connected state. Thus, it is possible to automatically switch the output voltage when a battery pack is mounted according to the difference in terminal shape on the electrical device body side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: Koki Holdings Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Hanawa, Tomomasa Nishikawa, Shota Kanno, Toshio Mizoguchi, Yasushi Nakano, Kazuhiko Funabashi, Takuya Teranishi, Naoto Wakatabe, Shinji Watanabe, Junpei Sato, Hikaru Tamura, Nobuhiro Takano, Osamu Kawanobe, Hayato Yamaguchi, Akira Matsushita, Masaru Hirano, Takuhiro Murakami, Masayuki Ogura, Yusuke Funabiki, Junichi Toukairin, Shota Takeuchi
  • Publication number: 20210357695
    Abstract: A learning dataset generation support device 100 is configured to include: a storage device 101 that is configured to store a plurality of pieces of learning data used for supervised machine learning along with correct answer labels; and a computing device 104 that is configured to perform a process of sequentially acquiring the pieces of learning data from the storage device to extract feature vectors, an editing process of adding and/or deleting a feature vector according to a predetermined algorithm, and a process of generating learning data from the edited feature vectors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2021
    Publication date: November 18, 2021
    Inventors: Hironobu KURUMA, Naoto SATO, Makoto ISHIKAWA, Kyohei OYAMA, Hideto NOGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20210318346
    Abstract: An automated analyzing apparatus according to one embodiment comprises a barcode reader and a cylindrical lens. The barcode reader emits light toward a barcode attached to at least one of a specimen container storing a test sample, a reagent container storing a reagent to be reacted with the test sample, and a specimen rack housing a plurality of the specimen containers arranged in a line, and reads the barcode on the basis of reflected light of the applied light. The cylindrical lens is placed between at least one of the specimen container, the reagent container, and the specimen rack, and the barcode reader.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2021
    Publication date: October 14, 2021
    Applicant: CANON MEDICAL SYSTEMS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Atsushi HOSOOKA, Naoto SATO, Reiko MARUYAMA, Mitsuo OKAMOTO, Masaaki SAITOU, Takahiro OMORI
  • Patent number: 11125766
    Abstract: Example apparatus and methods related to automated diagnostic analyzers having rear accessible track systems are described herein. An example apparatus disclosed herein includes an analyzer to perform a diagnostic test. The analyzer has a first side and a second side opposite the first side. The example apparatus includes a loading bay disposed on the first side of the analyzer to receive a first carrier and a pipetting mechanism coupled to the analyzer adjacent the second side. The example apparatus also includes a first carrier shuttle to transport the first carrier from a first location adjacent the loading bay to a second location adjacent the pipetting mechanism and a track disposed adjacent the second side of the analyzer to transfer a second carrier to a third location adjacent the pipetting mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignees: Abbott Laboratories, Canon Medical Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Brian L. Ochranek, David C. Arnquist, Takehiko Oonuma, Hirotoshi Tahara, Naoto Sato, Bradley P. Smith
  • Patent number: 11080173
    Abstract: The boundary search test support device includes: a storage device that holds a plurality of input vectors; and an arithmetic device that executes a test by sequentially inputting the input vectors to a program generated by a neural network and acquiring output vectors which are test results, respectively generates, in a coordinate system which takes each of a predetermined plurality of elements among elements constituting the output vectors as a coordinate axis, a straight line in which the plurality of elements has a same value and a hyperplane in which a sum of values of the plurality of elements is taken as a predetermined value, and arranges a most antagonistic point and boundary vectors whose values of the elements rank higher than or equal to a predetermined ranking among the output vectors in the coordinate system, and outputs the coordinate system together with input vectors corresponding to the boundary vectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: HITACHI, LTD.
    Inventors: Naoto Sato, Tomoyuki Myojin, Hironobu Kuruma, Yuichiroh Nakagawa, Hideto Noguchi
  • Patent number: 11055210
    Abstract: Software test equipment including a data conversion unit receives test input data to convert the test input data into software input data to be provided to software and model input data, a software execution unit receives the software input data, executes the test target software based on the software input data, and outputs an execution result, a model execution unit receives a reference model for the software to generate a model allowable output value range of the execution result obtained by executing the software, based on the model input data and the reference model, a difference analysis unit generates difference information based on the execution result output by the software execution unit and the model allowable output value range generated by the model execution unit, and an evaluation unit receives evaluation criteria and evaluates the behavior of the software based on the difference information and the evaluation criteria.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: HITACHI, LTD.
    Inventors: Hironobu Kuruma, Hideto Ogawa, Yuichiroh Nakagawa, Shinji Itoh, Naoto Sato, Tomoyuki Myojin
  • Patent number: 10901955
    Abstract: An example operation may include one or more of defining inputs, converting the inputs into an intermediate representation in Linear Dynamic Logic, and translating the intermediate representation into an executable form of the blockchain smart contract. The inputs include a regular event pattern, a temporal constraint a blockchain smart contract must satisfy, and a list of entries, each entry including an event, a condition, and a sequence of one or more actions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Naoto Sato, Takaaki Tateishi, Shunichi Amano
  • Patent number: 10896195
    Abstract: An example operation may include one or more of defining a target specification for a blockchain smart contract, obtaining a plurality of reusable smart contracts, and creating the blockchain smart contract. Creating the blockchain smart contract includes combining the plurality of reusable smart contracts and the target specification into a first set of contracts, transforming the first set of contracts into a second set of contracts, selecting a target contract from the second set of contracts, and translating the target contract into an executable form of the blockchain smart contract. The target specification includes a regular event pattern and a temporal constraint the blockchain smart contract must satisfy. Each of the reusable smart contracts includes a reusable event pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Naoto Sato, Takaaki Tateishi, Shunichi Amano
  • Patent number: 10896149
    Abstract: An example operation may include one or more of identifying one or more input smart contracts, identifying a set of composition operations applicable to the one or more input smart contracts and contract specifications, combining the one or more input smart contracts using the set of composition operations, creating a composite smart contract based on the one or more input smart contracts and the set of composition operations, and translating the composite smart contract into an executable blockchain smart contract. The one or more input smart contracts, each includes a contract specification, the contract specification includes a regular event pattern and a temporal constraint the input smart contract must satisfy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Naoto Sato, Takaaki Tateishi, Shunichi Amano
  • Patent number: 10893090
    Abstract: Monitoring a process on an Internet of Things (IoT) device is performed by receiving, by the IoT device, a network data transfer from an external device; and receiving, by the IoT device, meta-information of the network data transfer. The meta-information can be generated, based on the network data transfer, by a network monitoring device. Additionally, the IoT device detects a file storing data of the network data transfer based on the meta-information. Further, the IoT device monitors a process relating to the detected file on the IoT device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takuya Mishina, Naoto Sato, Kugamoorthy Gajananan, Kohichi Ono, Fumiko Akiyama
  • Publication number: 20200378995
    Abstract: Example automated diagnostic analyzers and methods for using the same are disclosed herein. An example apparatus described herein includes a first carousel rotatably coupled to a base and having a first axis of rotation. The example apparatus includes a second carousel rotatably coupled to the base and vertically spaced over the first carousel such that at least a portion of the second carousel is disposed over the first carousel. In the example apparatus, the second carousel has a second axis of rotation and a plurality of vessels. The example apparatus also includes a pipetting mechanism offset from the second axis of rotation. The example pipetting mechanism is to access the first carousel and the second carousel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2020
    Publication date: December 3, 2020
    Inventors: Brian L. Ochranek, David C. Arnquist, Takehiko Oonuma, Hirotoshi Tahara, Naoto Sato
  • Patent number: 10789155
    Abstract: A coverage test support device includes a memory device that stores a test case and specification content of each of a plurality of coverage indexes, and an arithmetic device that sequentially gives a test input value of each pair in the test case to a program created by a neural network, executes a predetermined number of tests, and acquires a test result of the tests and neuron information at the time of test execution, applies the acquired neuron information to the specification content of each coverage indexes and calculates a value for each coverage index, and identifies, among the coverage indexes, a coverage index in which an elongation rate of the calculated value shows a predetermined tendency, as a preferential coverage index that is to be used preferentially, when either the number of executions of the tests or the number of bugs in the test result exceeds a predetermined standard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: HITACHI, LTD.
    Inventors: Naoto Sato, Tomoyuki Myojin, Yuichiroh Nakagawa, Hironobu Kuruma, Hideto Noguchi
  • Patent number: 10775398
    Abstract: Example automated diagnostic analyzers and methods for using the same are disclosed herein. An example apparatus described herein includes a first carousel rotatably coupled to a base and having a first axis of rotation. The example apparatus includes a second carousel rotatably coupled to the base and vertically spaced over the first carousel such that at least a portion of the second carousel is disposed over the first carousel. In the example apparatus, the second carousel has a second axis of rotation and a plurality of vessels. The example apparatus also includes a pipetting mechanism offset from the second axis of rotation. The example pipetting mechanism is to access the first carousel and the second carousel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignees: ABBOTT LABORATORIES, CANON MEDICAL SYSTEMS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Brian L. Ochranek, David C. Arnquist, Takehiko Oonuma, Hirotoshi Tahara, Naoto Sato
  • Publication number: 20200265342
    Abstract: A validity of a prediction model can be evaluated comprehensively. A machine learning program verification apparatus 100 includes a calculation device 104. The calculation device 104 obtains a decision tree logical expression by logically combining path logical expressions indicating decision tree paths indecision trees for a program created by machine learning, creates a combined logical expression by logically combining a verification property logical expression and an objective variable calculation logical expression with the decision tree logical expression, performs satisfiability determination by inputting the combined logical expression to a satisfiability determiner, and when a result of the determination indicates satisfaction, obtains, from a satisfaction solution of the satisfiability determination, a violation input value that is a value of an explanatory variable that violates a verification property and a violation output value that is a value of an objective variable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2020
    Publication date: August 20, 2020
    Inventors: Naoto SATO, Yuichiroh NAKAGAWA, Hironobu KURUMA, Hideto NOGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20200267205
    Abstract: Monitoring a process on an Internet of Things (IoT) device is performed by receiving, by the IoT device, a network data transfer from an external device; and receiving, by the IoT device, meta-information of the network data transfer. The meta-information can be generated, based on the network data transfer, by a network monitoring device. Additionally, the IoT device detects a file storing data of the network data transfer based on the meta-information. Further, the IoT device monitors a process relating to the detected file on the IoT device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2019
    Publication date: August 20, 2020
    Inventors: Takuya Mishina, Naoto Sato, Kugamoorthy Gajananan, Kohichi Ono, Fumiko Akiyama
  • Patent number: 10704668
    Abstract: An air breather chamber structure includes: a first breather chamber provided to a housing receiving a transmission; and a second breather chamber provided to an upper portion of the housing in a gravity direction, the first introduction hole being positioned on the first side of the imaginary surface, the second introduction hole being positioned on the second side of the imaginary surface, the atmosphere communication hole being positioned on the first side of the imaginary surface, the discharge hole being positioned on the second side of the imaginary surface, the first introduction hole and the discharge hole being positioned below the second introduction hole in the gravity direction, and the atmosphere communication hole being positioned above the second introduction hole in the gravity direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignees: JATCO LTD, NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yutaka Okumura, Naoto Sato, Eiji Sasaki, Toshikazu Suzuki, Hirona Matsubara
  • Patent number: 10586051
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method, a computer program product, and a computer system for transformation of security information and event management (SIEM) rules and deploying the SIEM rules in a network of event processors. A computer system or server converts the SIEM rules to formal representations. The computer system or server generates rule abstraction of the formal representations, by using an abstraction function. The computer system or server constructs a finite automaton based on the rule abstraction. The computer system or server eliminates irrelevant transitions in the finite automaton to generate an optimized finite automaton. The computer system or server generates optimized formal rules, based on the optimized finite automaton. The computer system or server converts the optimized formal rules to optimized SIEM rules. The computer or server deploys the optimized SIEM rules in the network of the event processors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Yoichi Hatsutori, Takuya Mishina, Naoto Sato, Fumiko Satoh
  • Publication number: 20200034469
    Abstract: An example operation may include one or more of defining a target specification for a blockchain smart contract, obtaining a plurality of reusable smart contracts, and creating the blockchain smart contract. Creating the blockchain smart contract includes combining the plurality of reusable smart contracts and the target specification into a first set of contracts, transforming the first set of contracts into a second set of contracts, selecting a target contract from the second set of contracts, and translating the target contract into an executable form of the blockchain smart contract. The target specification includes a regular event pattern and a temporal constraint the blockchain smart contract must satisfy. Each of the reusable smart contracts includes a reusable event pattern.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2018
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Inventors: Naoto Sato, Takaaki Tateishi, Shunichi Amano