Patents by Inventor Nobuyuki Sasaki

Nobuyuki Sasaki 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: 20220383472
    Abstract: An image restriction method includes: acquiring image data by a capturing part, the image data being obtained by capturing a space in which a monitoring target object is disposed; acquiring capturing position data indicating a capturing position of the capturing part in the space; acquiring shape information indicating a three-dimensional shape of the monitoring target object; specifying a disposition position of the monitoring target object in the space; specifying a shape of the monitoring target object disposed at the disposition position, based on the capturing position data, the shape information, and the disposition position, and specifying a region of the monitoring target object in an image of the acquired image data, based on a result obtained by the specifying the shape; performing a masking process on a region other than the specified region of the monitoring target object, in the image of the acquired image data; and outputting mask-processed image data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2022
    Publication date: December 1, 2022
    Inventors: Kazuhisa NAKAMA, Nobuyuki ISHIBASHI, Tatsuya HIROSAWA, Masahiro KOYANAGI, Nobuhiko SASAKI
  • Publication number: 20220336274
    Abstract: Method for forming tungsten gap fill on a structure, including high aspect ratio structures includes depositing a tungsten liner in the structure using a physical vapor deposition (PVD) process with high ionization and an ambient gas of argon or krypton. The PVD process is performed at a temperature of approximately 20 degrees Celsius to approximately 300 degrees Celsius. The method further includes treating the structure with a nitridation process and depositing bulk fill tungsten into the structure using a chemical vapor deposition (CVD) process to form a seam suppressed boron free tungsten fill. The CVD process is performed at a temperature of approximately 300 degrees Celsius to approximately 500 degrees Celsius and at a pressure of approximately 5 Torr to approximately 300 Torr.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2022
    Publication date: October 20, 2022
    Inventors: Xi CEN, Kai WU, Min HEON, Wei Min CHAN, Tom Ho Wing YU, Peiqi WANG, Ju Ik KANG, Feihu WANG, Nobuyuki SASAKI, Chunming ZHOU
  • Patent number: 11461857
    Abstract: A management device is connected to an AC power line provided with a plurality of connection ports, each of which can be connected to an electric device including a power storage unit. The management device includes a measurement unit configured to measure an electric signal on the AC power line, a determination unit configured to determine a type of the electric device connected to the AC power line via a connection port in the plurality of connection ports based on a measurement result of the measurement unit, and a first prediction unit configured to predict an amount of power supply on the AC power line due to discharge of the power storage unit based on a determination result of the determination unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ryo Oshima, Nobuyuki Sasaki, Mitsuhiro Ito, Mio Oshima, Yoshihiro Matsunaga, Sho Takada
  • Patent number: 11454658
    Abstract: A load estimating device measures a voltage and a current supplied to a load connected with a generator, calculates a feature amount of the load, senses a remaining amount of fuel, outputs a time during which the load is continuously operable. The device estimates what the load connected with the generator is, based on the calculated feature amount and the feature amounts stored in a storage, and determines the time during which the estimated load is continuously operable, based on a power consumption of the estimated load, and the remaining amount of fuel. The device has a load registration mode for causing the storage to store therein a feature amount of a new load that is not stored in a storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ryo Oshima, Nobuyuki Sasaki, Mitsuhiro Ito, Mio Oshima, Yoshihiro Matsunaga, Sho Takada
  • Publication number: 20220299665
    Abstract: A surveying information management system using an information display terminal and a surveying device configured to measure a point cloud in a three-dimensional space includes: a surveying information acquisition unit configured to acquire, from the surveying device, the surveying information including point cloud data associated with position information; an area setting unit configured to set a display area for the point cloud; a segment setting unit configured to divide the display area into predetermined unit segments; a point cloud amount calculation unit configured to calculate a point cloud amount in a space of each of the unit segments; and a point cloud amount display unit configured to display, on the information display terminal, information according to the point cloud amount calculated for each of the unit segments of the display area by the point cloud amount calculation unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2022
    Publication date: September 22, 2022
    Applicant: Topcon Corporation
    Inventors: Takeshi SASAKI, Norikatsu SHIBATA, Nobuyuki FUKAYA
  • Patent number: 11447032
    Abstract: A server acquires a reception amount which is an amount of power that a power supply device received from an engine-driven type generator, converts the reception amount into a virtual currency, transmits, to the power supply device, a money transfer instruction in order to instruct a money transfer, to the engine-driven type generator, of a virtual currency that the conversion unit converted the reception amount into. The power supply device generates a money transfer request in order to, in accordance with the money transfer instruction, performs a money transfer of virtual currency to a virtual currency wallet associated with the engine-driven type generator a virtual currency wallet associated with the server, and transmits the money transfer request to a virtual currency network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ryo Oshima, Sho Takada, Nobuyuki Sasaki, Yoshihiro Matsunaga, Mitsuhiro Ito, Mio Oshima
  • Patent number: 11442062
    Abstract: A compound is provided which is effectively adsorbed to a substrate surface, such as an immune reaction vessel, has extremely high protein adsorption inhibitory effect that inhibits non-specific adsorption of protein or the like, and has excellent washability to retain the inhibitory effect before and after washing operation of the substrate. Also provided are a protein adsorption inhibitor using the compound, a phosphorylcholine-modified substrate, and a method for inhibiting protein adsorption. The compound is a phosphorylcholine group-containing polyethylene glycol derivative represented by formula (1). The method for inhibiting protein adsorption of the present invention includes the step of forming an adsorbed layer of the derivative on a substrate surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: NOF Corporation
    Inventors: Akane Katori, Masaru Matsuda, Tomozumi Noda, Takashi Sasaki, Hirotaka Suzuki, Nobuyuki Sakamoto
  • Patent number: 11421318
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for increasing reflectivity of an aluminum layer on a substrate. In some embodiments, a method of depositing an aluminum layer on a substrate comprises depositing a layer of cobalt or cobalt alloy or a layer of titanium or titanium alloy on the substrate with a chemical vapor deposition (CVD) process, pre-treating the layer of cobalt or cobalt alloy with a thermal hydrogen anneal at a temperature of approximately 400 degrees Celsius if a top surface of the layer of cobalt or cobalt alloy is compromised, and depositing a layer of aluminum on the layer of cobalt or cobalt alloy or the layer of titanium or titanium alloy with a CVD process at a temperature of approximately 120 degrees Celsius. Pre-treatment of the layer of cobalt or cobalt alloy may be accomplished for a duration of approximately 60 seconds to approximately 120 seconds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: APPLIED MATERIALS, INC.
    Inventors: Jacqueline Wrench, Liqi Wu, Hsiang Ning Wu, Paul Ma, Sang-Ho Yu, Fuqun Grace Vasiknanonte, Nobuyuki Sasaki
  • Publication number: 20220241703
    Abstract: A head made of metal is provided covering an opening of a filter case, and a filtration member having a tubular shape is provided in an internal space formed by the filter case and the head. A plate made of metal is provided near the opening of the filter case, and an IC tag is provided between the filtration member and the plate. The head is provided with an antenna unit including an antenna section including an antenna configured to communicate with the IC tag. The antenna unit includes a case having a rod shape and at least partially inserted into the head, the antenna section is provided adjacent to a first end corresponding to one end of the case, the case is provided in the head such that the antenna section is exposed when the head is viewed from a side of the filter case, and the plate is provided with an aperture from which the IC tag is exposed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2022
    Publication date: August 4, 2022
    Inventors: Nobuyuki KITAJIMA, Nobuki SASAKI
  • Publication number: 20220233977
    Abstract: A measurement portion and an antenna are allowed to be provided in a filter device by simply mounting one member. An antenna unit that includes an antenna configured to communicate with an IC tag is provided in a vicinity of a first end face as one end of a case. A sensor is provided inside the case and a back side of the case with respect to the antenna unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2022
    Publication date: July 28, 2022
    Inventors: Nobuyuki KITAJIMA, Nobuki SASAKI
  • Publication number: 20220213601
    Abstract: A film-forming apparatus is connected to a carbon steel cleanup system pipe of a BWR plant. Formic acid and hydrogen peroxide are injected into the circulation pipe of the film-forming apparatus. An iron elution accelerator aqueous solution containing 3000 ppm of formic acid and 1500 ppm of hydrogen peroxide is brought into contact with the inner surface of the cleanup system pipe, and Fe2+ is eluted from the cleanup system pipe by formic acid, and hydroxyl radicals generated from hydrogen peroxide. The film-forming aqueous solution produced from the iron elution accelerator aqueous solution by injecting the nickel formate aqueous solution is brought into contact with the inner surface of the cleanup system pipe, and the Ni ions incorporated into the inner surface by the substitution reaction are reduced by the electrons generated at the time of elution of Fe2+ to form a Ni metal film on the inner surface thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2021
    Publication date: July 7, 2022
    Inventors: Ryo HAMADA, Tsuyoshi ITO, Hideyuki HOSOKAWA, Nobuyuki OTA, Mayu SASAKI
  • Patent number: 11355145
    Abstract: The magnetic recording medium includes a long substrate body, and a magnetic layer including a powder of cubic crystal ferrite magnetic particles. The sum of a squareness ratio in the longitudinal direction and a squareness ratio in the vertical direction is 1.2 or more, and the difference of the squareness ratio in the longitudinal direction and the squareness ratio in the vertical direction is 0.15 or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Eiji Nakashio, Masaru Terakawa, Yoichi Kanemaki, Tomoe Sato, Katsunori Maeshima, Nobuyuki Sasaki
  • Publication number: 20220136612
    Abstract: A relief valve for gas includes: a housing having a valve port connecting with an inflow passage and an outflow passage, and a tapered valve seat formed in the inflow passage to surround the valve port; a valve body having a tapered valve head part and movable between a closed position where the valve head part is seated and fits in the valve seat to close the valve port, and a full stroke position farthest from the valve seat; and a biasing member that biases the valve body to the closed position. The valve body has a seal member that is provided to externally fit on a seal groove formed on an outer circumferential face of the valve head part over an entire circumferential periphery, and to be seated on the valve seat in the closed position to seal between the valve seat and the valve head part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2020
    Publication date: May 5, 2022
    Inventors: Noritaka NAKAMURA, Yutaka SUZUKI, Katsu YOSHIDA, Masataka SHIRASAWA, Nobuyuki SASAKI
  • Publication number: 20220130724
    Abstract: Method for forming tungsten gap fill on a structure, including high aspect ratio structures includes depositing a tungsten liner in the structure using a physical vapor deposition (PVD) process with high ionization and an ambient gas of argon or krypton. The PVD process is performed at a temperature of approximately 20 degrees Celsius to approximately 300 degrees Celsius. The method further includes treating the structure with a nitridation process and depositing bulk fill tungsten into the structure using a chemical vapor deposition (CVD) process to form a seam suppressed boron free tungsten fill. The CVD process is performed at a temperature of approximately 300 degrees Celsius to approximately 500 degrees Celsius and at a pressure of approximately 5 Torr to approximately 300 Torr.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2020
    Publication date: April 28, 2022
    Inventors: Xi CEN, Kai WU, Min HEON, Wei Min CHAN, Tom Ho Wing YU, Peiqi WANG, Ju Ik KANG, Feihu WANG, Nobuyuki SASAKI, Chunming ZHOU
  • Patent number: 11300938
    Abstract: An information processing device includes: a reception unit configured to receive operation information on a power supply device from the power supply device that supplies power to an electric apparatus detachably connected thereto; a ranking unit configured to rank a user of the power supply device based on the received operation information; and a setting unit configured to set an incentive to the user based on a rank of the ranked user. The operation information includes: fuel consumption information indicating a fuel consumption amount of an engine generator; and measurement information indicating measurement results of voltage and current that the power supply device is supplying to the electric apparatus. The ranking unit identifies fuel consumption based on the fuel consumption information and the measurement information, and ranks the user based on the identified fuel consumption.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Matsunaga, Sho Takada, Mitsuhiro Ito, Nobuyuki Sasaki, Ryo Oshima, Mio Oshima
  • Patent number: 11289931
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus comprises acquiring information according to the usage circumstances of the portable electrical storage device; estimating a type of an electrical device that is connected, based on a measurement result with respect to a voltage and a current when the portable electrical storage device supplied electric power that is included in the information according to the usage circumstances; and, in a case where the type of the connected electrical device cannot be estimated, determining whether or not the connected electrical device is an electrical device that exhibits desirable load characteristics with respect to a storage battery that is provided in the portable electrical storage device, in accordance with whether or not an electric power supply amount indicated by the measurement result is equal to or greater than a predetermined threshold value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Matsunaga, Sho Takada, Mitsuhiro Ito, Nobuyuki Sasaki, Ryo Oshima, Mio Oshima
  • Publication number: 20210327717
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for the formation of cobalt disilicide are described. Some embodiments of the disclosure provide in-situ methods of forming cobalt disilicide. The resulting films are smoother and have lower resistance and resistivity than films formed by similar ex-situ methods. Some embodiments of the disclosure provide apparatus for performing the described methods without an air break between processes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2020
    Publication date: October 21, 2021
    Applicant: Applied Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Tom Ho Wing Yu, Nobuyuki Sasaki, Kazuya Daito
  • Patent number: 10903112
    Abstract: A process of smoothing a top surface of a bit line metal of a memory structure decreases resistance of a bit line stack. The process includes depositing a titanium layer of approximately 30 angstroms to 50 angstroms on a polysilicon layer on a substrate, depositing a first titanium nitride layer of approximately 15 angstroms to approximately 40 angstroms on the titanium layer, annealing the substrate at a temperature of approximately 700 degrees Celsius to approximately 850 degrees Celsius, depositing a second titanium nitride layer of approximately 15 angstroms to approximately 40 angstroms on the first titanium nitride layer after annealing, and depositing a bit line metal layer of ruthenium on the second titanium nitride layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: APPLIED MATERIALS, INC.
    Inventors: Priyadarshi Panda, Jianxin Lei, Sanjay Natarajan, In Seok Hwang, Nobuyuki Sasaki
  • Publication number: 20210019820
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus comprises an acquisition unit configured to acquire information according to the usage circumstances of an portable electric power supply apparatus; an estimation unit configured to estimate a type of an electrical device that is connected, based on a measurement result with respect to a voltage and a current when the portable electric power supply apparatus supplied electric power that is included in the information according to the usage circumstances; a determination unit configured to determine whether or not an electrical device that is estimated by the estimation unit is a predetermined designated device; and a decision unit configured to decide on a user treatment with respect to a user that rented the portable electric power supply apparatus, in accordance with a determination result obtained by the determination unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2020
    Publication date: January 21, 2021
    Inventors: Yoshihiro MATSUNAGA, Sho TAKADA, Mitsuhiro ITO, Nobuyuki SASAKI, Mio OSHIMA, Ryo OSHIMA
  • Publication number: 20210006070
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus comprises an acquisition unit configured to acquire information according to the usage circumstances of the portable electric generator; an estimation unit configured to estimate a type of an electrical device that is connected, based on a measurement result with respect to a voltage and a current when the portable electric generator supplied electric power that is included in the information according to the usage circumstances; and a calculation unit configured to calculate a rental fee associated with an electric power amount supplied by the portable electric generator at the rental destination, using a billing coefficient corresponding to an electrical device estimated by the estimation unit, and the measurement result.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2020
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Inventors: Yoshihiro MATSUNAGA, Sho TAKADA, Mitsuhiro ITO, Nobuyuki SASAKI, Ryo OSHIMA, Mio OSHIMA