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).

  • Patent number: 10926207
    Abstract: When a liquid flows into a case along a tangential direction at an arbitrary point on a side surface of a filter case from an inflow pipe provided substantially around an outer periphery, at the side surface of the filter case, a swirling flow is produced in the liquid flowed and air contained in a fluid is collected in a center portion of the swirling flow to generate bubbles. The inflow pipe and a filter element are positioned not to overlap each other in a height direction, whereby the liquid flows into a hollow portion of a filter element from a case while swirling. The bubbles generated in the center portion of the swirling flow are released to a space above a liquid surface of the fluid retained in a tank through an air outlet portion formed in an upper end surface or the side surface of the filter case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: YAMASHIN-FILTER CORP.
    Inventors: Nobuyuki Kitajima, Nobuki Sasaki
  • 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
  • Patent number: 10889127
    Abstract: A liquid discharge apparatus includes a liquid discharge head having at least one nozzle array including a plurality of nozzles lined in a nozzle array direction; a two-dimensional image sensor to capture an image formed by the liquid discharge head; and circuitry. The circuitry is configured to divide the nozzles into a plurality of nozzle units; form a pattern including a plurality of unit patterns with liquid discharged from the nozzle units, respectively; and detect a defective nozzle based on a captured image of each of the unit patterns. The unit patterns are arranged in a staggered manner. Each unit pattern is smaller in size than an image capture range of the two-dimensional image sensor. Each unit pattern includes a number of columns of lines extending in a direction perpendicular to the nozzle array direction, and the number of columns is not smaller than twice the number of nozzle arrays.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Suguru Yokozawa, Takayuki Ito, Nobuyuki Satoh, Kohtaroh Ikegami, Kenta Sasaki
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20200408549
    Abstract: A system for promoting lending and borrowing of portable electrical energy storage devices is provided. The system acquires status information indicating an amount of stored electrical energy of the portable electrical energy storage devices and position information indicating a geographic position of it. The system extracts, from a user database, position information or a communication address of a portable electrical energy storage device of which stored electrical energy is sufficient on the basis of the status information, and extracts, from the user database, a communication address of a user of a portable electrical energy storage device of which stored electrical energy is insufficient on the basis of the status information, and transmits information including extracted position information or a extracted communication address.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2020
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Applicant: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ryo Oshima, Sho Takada, Nobuyuki Sasaki, Mitsuhiro Ito, Mio Oshima, Yoshihiro Matsunaga
  • Publication number: 20200408818
    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: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2020
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Applicant: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ryo Oshima, Nobuyuki Sasaki, Mitsuhiro Ito, Mio Oshima, Yoshihiro Matsunaga, Sho Takada
  • Publication number: 20200412150
    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: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2020
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Matsunaga, Sho Takada, Mitsuhiro Ito, Nobuyuki Sasaki, Ryo Oshima, Mio Oshima
  • Publication number: 20200408847
    Abstract: A load estimation device measures a voltage and a current supplied to a load connected to a portable power-supply, obtains a feature amount of the load from the voltage and the current. The device obtains a stored feature amount of each of loads, and related load information indicating a plurality of loads which are used in association with each other. The device estimates a load connected to the power-supply on the basis of the obtained feature amount and a stored feature amount, and predicts a load which is not connected to the power-supply and which is a load related to the estimated load on the basis of the related load information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2020
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Applicant: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sho Takada, Nobuyuki Sasaki, Mitsuhiro Ito, Mio Oshima, Yoshihiro Matsunaga, Ryo Oshima
  • Publication number: 20200408807
    Abstract: The present invention provides an information providing apparatus including a determining unit configured to determine an added value to be provided to a user of a portable electric power supply device including a storage battery that stores electric power to be supplied to electrical equipment detachably connected, wherein in a case where a kind of the electrical equipment is a specified kind of electrical equipment, the determining unit determines the added value to be provided to the user in such a manner that the added value to be provided to the user is higher than an added value in a case where the kind of the electrical equipment is not the specified kind of electrical equipment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2020
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Inventors: Ryo OSHIMA, Sho TAKADA, Nobuyuki SASAKI, Mio OSHIMA, Yoshihiro MATSUNAGA, Mitsuhiro ITO
  • Publication number: 20200408808
    Abstract: The present invention provides an information providing apparatus including a providing unit configured to determine whether electric power stored in a storage battery, included in a portable electric power supply device, that stores electric power to be supplied to electrical equipment detachably connected, can be sold or whether to store electric power in the storage battery, and provide a result of the determination to a user of the electric power supply device, wherein in a case where the providing unit determines that stored electric power can be sold, purchase processing is performed on the stored electric power in accordance with a kind of the electrical equipment inferred, and in a case where the providing unit determines that electric power is to be stored in the storage battery, electric power storing processing is performed on the storage battery in accordance with the kind of the electrical equipment inferred.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2020
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Inventors: Yoshihiro MATSUNAGA, Sho TAKADA, Mitsuhiro ITO, Nobuyuki SASAKI, Ryo OSHIMA, Mio OSHIMA
  • Publication number: 20200410580
    Abstract: An information providing apparatus receives an information request concerning a lendable movable external power feeding apparatus (power feeder) for supplying electric power from a terminal via a network, provides, by communicating with such a power feeder via the network, lending/borrowing information acquired from a database for managing information including an electric power supply capability, a current location, and a weight of the power feeder, an identifier for specifying the power feeder, and lending/borrowing information of the power feeder, acquires information concerning a lending price of the power feeder set by the owner in response to the information request, and edits information to be provided to the terminal, based on the acquired information and transmits the edited information to the terminal via the network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2020
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Inventors: Sho Takada, Nobuyuki Sasaki, Mitsuhiro Ito, Mio Oshima, Ryo Oshima, Yoshihiro Matsunaga
  • Publication number: 20200410579
    Abstract: An information providing apparatus provides information concerning a lendable electric power supply device. More specifically, the information providing apparatus for providing information via a network in response to a request from a terminal, performs the following processes. The apparatus receives, from the terminal via the network, an information request concerning a lendable electric power supply device configured to supply electric power, acquires information concerning electric power that can be provided by the electric power supply device and a lending price of the electric power supply device by communicating with the electric power supply device via the network. The apparatus further edits, based on the acquired information, information to be provided to the terminal that has issued the information request, and transmits the edited information to the terminal that has issued the information request via the network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2020
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Inventors: Sho Takada, Nobuyuki Sasaki, Mitsuhiro Ito, Mio Oshima, Yoshihiro Matsunaga, Ryo Oshima
  • Publication number: 20200410578
    Abstract: An information providing apparatus receives an information request concerning a dealer or rental trader holding a lendable electric power supply device from a terminal via a network, acquires information about a lendable electric power supply device by accessing a database configured to manage information about the lendable electric power supply device which includes an electric generator and a rechargeable battery that can be charged by electric power generated by the electric generator, and information about the lent electric power supply device and a lending period to be updated along with an elapse of time during lending of the electric power supply device, edits information to be provided to the terminal that has issued the information request, based on the acquired information, and transmits the edited information to the terminal that has issued the information request, via the network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2020
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Inventors: Ryo Oshima, Sho Takada, Nobuyuki Sasaki, Yoshihiro Matsunaga, Mitsuhiro Ito, Mio Oshima
  • Publication number: 20200401095
    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: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2020
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Inventors: Yoshihiro MATSUNAGA, Sho TAKADA, Mitsuhiro ITO, Nobuyuki SASAKI, Ryo OSHIMA, Mio OSHIMA
  • Publication number: 20200403439
    Abstract: A power-supply measures a voltage and a current supplied to a load, obtains a feature amount of the load from the voltage and the current, estimates what a load connected with the power-supply is, based on the feature amount, determines, if the load has high and low power consumption states, whether or not the load has shifted from the high power consumption state to the low power consumption state, activates the engine and supplies the power generated by a generator to the load in a case where an operation state of the load is the high power consumption state, and stops the engine and supplies the power stored in a battery to the load in a case where the state of the load has shifted from the high power consumption state to the low power consumption state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2020
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Applicant: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sho Takada, Nobuyuki Sasaki, Mitsuhiro Ito, Mio Oshima, Yoshihiro Matsunaga, Ryo Oshima
  • Publication number: 20200402151
    Abstract: A server receives, from a communication terminal of a first user, reception request information that indicates a request for reception of electric power, transmits, to a plurality of communication terminals, solicitation information for soliciting a user who wishes to supply the electric power based on the reception request information, receives, from a communication terminal of a second user, application information as a response to the solicitation information, and transmits the application information of the second user to the communication terminal of the first user. Each of the reception request information and the solicitation information includes information related to a requested date/time of reception of the electric power, a requested place of reception of the electric power, and an electric power amount of a portable electric power supply apparatus that supplies the electric power.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2020
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Applicant: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Nobuyuki Sasaki, Sho Takada, Mitsuhiro Ito, Mio Oshima, Yoshihiro Matsunaga, Ryo Oshima
  • Publication number: 20200402086
    Abstract: An information providing device includes: a reception unit configured to receive current location information on a transportable power supply device from the transportable power supply device that supplies power to an electric apparatus detachably connected thereto; an information generation unit configured to generate use place information indicating a place of use of the transportable power supply device based on the received current location information; and a transmission unit configured to transmit the use place information to a service provider's terminal. The reception unit receives information on the electric apparatus connected to the transportable power supply device from the transportable power supply device. The use place information includes information on a type of the electric apparatus connected to the transportable power supply device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2020
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Inventors: Ryo OSHIMA, Nobuyuki SASAKI, Mitsuhiro ITO, Mio OSHIMA, Yoshihiro MATSUNAGA, Sho TAKADA
  • Patent number: 10872633
    Abstract: A magnetic recording medium according to a first technique includes an elongated substrate having a first surface and a second surface, a first reinforcing layer disposed on the first surface, a second reinforcing layer disposed on the second surface, an adhesion suppressing layer disposed on the second reinforcing layer, and a recording layer disposed on the first reinforcing layer or the adhesion suppressing layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Eiji Nakashio, Yuta Akimoto, Tomoe Sato, Yoichi Kanemaki, Nobuyuki Sasaki, Masaru Terakawa, Kazuya Hashimoto, Katsunori Maeshima, Minoru Yamaga, Hikaru Terui, Hiroyuki Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20200393515
    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: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2020
    Publication date: December 17, 2020
    Inventors: Ryo OSHIMA, Nobuyuki SASAKI, Mitsuhiro ITO, Mio OSHIMA, Yoshihiro MATSUNAGA, Sho TAKADA