Patents by Inventor Nobuo Kato

Nobuo Kato 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: 10534992
    Abstract: A wireless IC device includes a wireless IC chip arranged to process a radio signal, a power-supply circuit board that is connected to the wireless IC chip and that includes a power supply circuit including at least one coil pattern, and a radiation plate arranged to radiate a transmission signal supplied from the power-supply circuit board and/or receiving a reception signal to supply the reception signal to the power-supply circuit board. The radiation plate includes an opening provided in a portion thereof and a slit connected to the opening. When viewed in plan from the direction of the winding axis of the coil pattern, the opening in the radiation plate overlaps with an inner area of the coil pattern and the area of the inner area is approximately the same as that of opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Noboru Kato, Nobuo Ikemoto
  • Publication number: 20190366737
    Abstract: A printing device includes a first support portion, a second support portion movable in a moving direction of the second support portion toward and away from the first support portion, a movable probe movably supported by a detector, and a permission mechanism. The movable range consists of a first range and a second range. The permission mechanism is configured to permit the movable probe to move in accordance with the movement of the second support portion in the separating/approaching direction relative to the first support portion in a case where the movement of the second support portion is within the first range, and is also configured to prevent the movable probe from moving irrespective of further movement of the second support portion relative to the first support portion in a case where the movement of the second support portion is within the second range.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2019
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Inventors: Nobuo Kato, Masashi Tanizaki
  • Publication number: 20190341665
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus includes a substrate and an electrical element mounted on the substrate. The electrical element includes a base material including a first principal surface and a second principal surface that are deformable and flat or substantially flat surfaces and a conductor pattern included on the base material. The electrical element further includes a first connection portion and a second connection portion that connect to a circuit included on the substrate and a transmission line portion located in a position different from positions of the first connection portion and the second connection portion that electrically connects the first connection portion and the second connection portion. The conductor pattern includes a conductor pattern of the first connection portion, a conductor pattern of the second connection portion, a conductor pattern of the transmission line portion, and an electrical-element-side bonding pattern arranged in the transmission line portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2019
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Inventors: Takahiro BABA, Akihiro KIKUCHI, Genro KATO, Kosuke NISHINO, Nobuo IKEMOTO
  • Patent number: 10455102
    Abstract: A print device includes a housing, a lid body, a display device, and a mounting portion. An opening is formed in an upper portion of the housing. The lid body opens and closes the opening of the housing by a second end portion side of the lid body pivoting around a predetermined rotation axis provided at a first end portion of the lid body. The mounting portion is provided on an upper portion of the lid body when the opening is closed. The display device can be attached to and detached from the mounting portion along a predetermined attachment/detachment direction with respect to the lid body. The attachment/detachment direction is orthogonal to an extending direction of a tangent line. The tangent line is tangential to a circumferential direction of the rotation axis at a position of the second end portion of the lid body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masashi Tanizaki, Nobuo Kato
  • Patent number: 10424432
    Abstract: An inductor bridge is configured to bridge-connect a first circuit and a second circuit to each other, and includes a flexible flat plate base body, a first connector at a first end portion of the base body and connected to the first circuit, a second connector at a second end portion of the base body and connected to the second circuit, and an inductor section in the base body between the first connector and the second connector. The inductor section includes conductor patterns including a plurality of layers. The inductor bridge further includes a bending portion between the inductor section and the first connector, and a slot at an inner side of the bending portion that reduces a thickness of the base body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kuniaki Yosui, Noboru Kato, Nobuo Ikemoto, Naoto Ikeda, Yuki Wakabayashi
  • Patent number: 10424824
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus includes a substrate and an electrical element mounted on the substrate. The electrical element includes a base material including a first principal surface and a second principal surface that are deformable and flat or substantially flat surfaces and a conductor pattern included on the base material. The electrical element further includes a first connection portion and a second connection portion that connect to a circuit included on the substrate and a transmission line portion located in a position different from positions of the first connection portion and the second connection portion that electrically connects the first connection portion and the second connection portion. The conductor pattern includes a conductor pattern of the first connection portion, a conductor pattern of the second connection portion, a conductor pattern of the transmission line portion, and an electrical-element-side bonding pattern arranged in the transmission line portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takahiro Baba, Akihiro Kikuchi, Genro Kato, Kosuke Nishino, Nobuo Ikemoto
  • Publication number: 20190257489
    Abstract: A light source unit for a lighting tool for a vehicle includes a circuit board on which a light emitting element is provided and a socket main body having a board attachment section to which the circuit board is attached and a connector section electrically connected to the circuit board via lead terminals, wherein the board attachment section has a fixing terminal configured to fix the circuit board, and the circuit board has first hole sections, into which the lead terminals are inserted, and a second hole section, into which the fixing terminal is inserted, and is attached to the board attachment section by the lead terminals being fixed to a periphery of the first hole sections and the fixing terminal being fixed to a periphery of the second hole section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2019
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Inventors: Koichiro ANO, Norifumi IMAZEKI, Nobuo KATO, Masakazu INOUE
  • Patent number: 10373043
    Abstract: A radio IC device includes an electromagnetic coupling module includes a radio IC chip arranged to process transmitted and received signals and a feed circuit board including an inductance element. The feed circuit board includes an external electrode electromagnetically coupled to the feed circuit, and the external electrode is electrically connected to a shielding case or a wiring cable. The shielding case or the wiring cable functions as a radiation plate. The radio IC chip is operated by a signal received by the shielding case or the wiring, and the answer signal from the radio IC chip is radiated from the shielding case or the wiring cable to the outside. A metal component functions as the radiation plate, and the metal component may be a ground electrode disposed on the printed wiring board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Noboru Kato, Satoshi Ishino, Takeshi Kataya, Ikuhei Kimura, Nobuo Ikemoto, Yuya Dokai
  • Publication number: 20190218697
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a method for manufacturing a polishing pad, including the step of filling the interior of bundles of ultrafine fibers which have an average fineness of from 0.01 to 0.8 dtex with a polymeric elastomer having a glass transition temperature of ?10° C. or below, storage moduli at 23° C. and 50° C. of from 90 to 900 MPa, and a water absorption ratio, when saturated with water at 50° C. of from 0.2 to 5 mass %. Also disclosed herein are polishing pads obtained by the method above.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Applicant: KURARAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kimio NAKAYAMA, Nobuo TAKAOKA, Mitsuru KATO, Hirofumi KIKUCHI
  • Publication number: 20190195460
    Abstract: A light source unit for a vehicle headlight includes a circuit board on which four light emitting devices are disposed at each of four directions with respect to a center thereof, and a reflector provided on the circuit board so as to surround the four light emitting devices, wherein the circuit board includes four side areas in which the four light emitting devices are disposed, one center area disposed at a center of the four side areas and four corner areas disposed at corner sections next to the four side areas, and the reflector includes eight first reflective surfaces provided to divide spaces between each of the side areas and the corner areas, and four second reflective surfaces provided to divide sides of each of side areas opposite to the center area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Inventors: Koichiro ANO, Nobuo KATO
  • Publication number: 20190178317
    Abstract: A brake disc for a railway vehicle is provided in which noise arising from the brake disc during high-speed rotation of a wheel is reduced by a large margin. A brake disc for a railway vehicle includes: a disc plate portion that has a sliding portion on a front face thereof; a plurality of through-holes that pass from the front face to a rear face of the disc plate portion and are arranged in alignment in the circumferential direction of the disc plate portion, the through-holes allowing bolts to pass therethrough for fastening together the disc plate portion and a wheel of the railway vehicle; and a groove provided to link a plurality of through-holes on the front face side of the disc plate portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2016
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Inventors: Nobuo Shiraishi, Yusuke Wakabayashi, Takeshi Kurita, Takahiro Fujimoto, Hiroshi Nogami, Atsushi Sakaguchi, Takanori Kato, Yuki Ichikawa
  • Publication number: 20180307294
    Abstract: Power consumption by an electronic device carried by a user is to be reduced. The electronic device includes a detection unit, a simplified analysis unit, and a detailed analysis unit. The detection unit detects the presence/absence of movement of the electronic device. A power control unit starts a supply of electric power when there is movement in the electronic device. The simplified analysis unit performs a simplified analysis process while consuming the electric power, the simplified analysis process being a process of analyzing the data obtained from the electronic device. In accordance with an analysis result of the simplified analysis process, the detailed analysis unit performs a detailed analysis process while consuming the electric power, the detailed analysis process being a different process from the simplified analysis process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2016
    Publication date: October 25, 2018
    Inventors: Nobuo Kato, Katsumi Takaoka, Hideki Takahashi, Yoshitaka Suga, Kosei Yamashita, Yuken Goto, Hiroyuki Okumura
  • Publication number: 20180258141
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to conduct a search for a compound to be arranged at a terminal of a peptide nucleic acid effective in detecting a single nucleotide polymorphism. Provided is a tolan compound represented by the following formula (1): wherein R1 represents a phenyl group or a naphthyl group, the phenyl group may have 1 to 5 substituents that are identical to or different from each other, and the naphthyl group may have 1 to 7 substituents that are identical to or different from each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2016
    Publication date: September 13, 2018
    Inventors: Kunihiro KAIHATSU, Nobuo KATO, Kenji TAKAGI
  • Publication number: 20180203666
    Abstract: A FIFO memory which reads data in response to a read request from a plurality of read units is realized with a simple configuration. When there is a data writing request to a first-in first-out data bolding unit provided with a plurality of entries in each of which data is held, a write pointer control unit writes data in the entry indicated by a write pointer out of a plurality of entries and updates the write pointer. Also, a read pointer control unit reads the data from the entry indicated by a read pointer corresponding to a read unit which requests data reading out of a plurality of read pointers associated with different read units and updates a corresponding read pointer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2016
    Publication date: July 19, 2018
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Okumura, Kosei Yamashita, Yoshitaka Suga, Hideki Takahashi, Nobuo Kato, Yuken Goto
  • Patent number: 9901565
    Abstract: The present invention provides a pharmaceutical composition that has excellent safety and targets a different step in the virus propagation cycle than conventional pharmaceutical compositions, applicable as an antiviral agent. A pharmaceutical composition containing an epigallocatechin gallate derivative represented by the following chemical formula (1), an isomer thereof, or a salt thereof is prepared. This can be used as a membrane fusion inhibitor that inhibits viral membrane fusion. In the following formula, R1 to R6 are each a hydrogen atom, halogen, sodium, potassium, or a straight-chain or branched, saturated or unsaturated acyl group and may be identical to or different from one another. The acyl group may be substituted further with one or more substituents. At least one of R1 to R6 is the acyl group. R7 to R16 are each a hydrogen atom, halogen, sodium, or potassium and may be identical to or different from one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: Protectea, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kunihiro Kaihatsu, Shuichi Mori, Tomo Daidoji, Nobuo Kato, Shinya Miyake
  • Patent number: 9741982
    Abstract: A battery storage structure includes a battery storage portion, a battery terminal, a separate member, and an overhang portion. The battery storage portion includes a bottom surface portion and peripheral wall portion extending from the perimeter of the bottom surface portion in a direction that intersects with the bottom surface portion and forms a first opening. The battery terminal has a contact portion and is supported by the peripheral wall portion. The separate member is formed as a separate body from the battery storage portion. The overhang portion is provided on the separate member, is positioned on a first direction side with respect to the contact portion, and protrudes toward an inner side of the peripheral wall portion in a second direction. The first direction is a direction from the bottom surface portion toward the first opening. The second direction is a direction that intersects the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Ryoya Takahashi, Takashi Goto, Nobuo Kato
  • Publication number: 20170155781
    Abstract: A print device includes a housing, a lid body, a display device, and a mounting portion. An opening is formed in an upper portion of the housing. The lid body opens and closes the opening of the housing by a second end portion side of the lid body pivoting around a predetermined rotation axis provided at a first end portion of the lid body. The mounting portion is provided on an upper portion of the lid body when the opening is closed. The display device can be attached to and detached from the mounting portion along a predetermined attachment/detachment direction with respect to the lid body. The attachment/detachment direction is orthogonal to an extending direction of a tangent line. The tangent line is tangential to a circumferential direction of the rotation axis at a position of the second end portion of the lid body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2017
    Publication date: June 1, 2017
    Inventors: Masashi Tanizaki, Nobuo Kato
  • Patent number: 9597906
    Abstract: A print device includes a housing, a lid body, an input device, and a mounting portion. An opening is formed in an upper portion of the housing. The lid body opens and closes the opening of the housing by a second end portion side of the lid body pivoting around a predetermined rotation axis provided at a first end portion of the lid body. The mounting portion is provided on an upper portion of the lid body when the opening is closed. The input device can be attached to and detached from the mounting portion along a predetermined attachment/detachment direction with respect to the lid body. The attachment/detachment direction is orthogonal to an extending direction of a tangent line. The tangent line is tangential to a circumferential direction of the rotation axis at a position of the second end portion of the lid body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masashi Tanizaki, Nobuo Kato
  • Publication number: 20160288553
    Abstract: A print device includes a housing, a lid body, an input device, and a mounting portion. An opening is formed in an upper portion of the housing. The lid body opens and closes the opening of the housing by a second end portion side of the lid body pivoting around a predetermined rotation axis provided at a first end portion of the lid body. The mounting portion is provided on an upper portion of the lid body when the opening is closed. The input device can be attached to and detached from the mounting portion along a predetermined attachment/detachment direction with respect to the lid body. The attachment/detachment direction is orthogonal to an extending direction of a tangent line. The tangent line is tangential to a circumferential direction of the rotation axis at a position of the second end portion of the lid body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2016
    Publication date: October 6, 2016
    Inventors: Masashi Tanizaki, Nobuo Kato
  • Patent number: D764640
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: USUI Kokusai Sangyo Kaisha Limited
    Inventors: Mitsumasa Otaka, Toshiyuki Omura, Nobuo Kato