Patents by Inventor Satoru Abe

Satoru Abe 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: 20220192321
    Abstract: A shoe includes a sole provided with a ground contact surface, an upper provided with an opening into which a foot of a wearer is inserted, the upper being attached to the sole and covering the foot of the wearer, and a correction member including an inner arm fixed to a medial foot side of the opening of the upper, an outer arm fixed to a lateral foot side of the opening of the upper, and a connection portion connecting the inner arm and the outer arm, the correction member being attached to the upper away from the sole in such a manner that the connection portion is disposed on a rear side of the opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2021
    Publication date: June 23, 2022
    Applicant: ASICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Sho TAKAMASU, Kana ARIMOTO, Satoru ABE, Azumi TAOKA
  • Publication number: 20220155272
    Abstract: A sensor system includes a sensor element to which a control current is inputted, a DA converter to output the control current, and a control part configured to generate a control current instruction value and input the control current instruction value to the DAC, and further includes an instruction value generation part to sequentially generate an inspection current instruction value to be inputted to the DAC instead of the control current instruction value, an inspection current detection part to detect an inspection current value of an inspection current, an expected value calculation part to calculate an inspection current expected value, a difference value acquisition part to acquire a difference value between the inspection current value and the inspection current expected value, and a failure detection part to detect a failure of a bit in the DA converter, by frequency analysis of a temporal change of the difference value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2021
    Publication date: May 19, 2022
    Applicants: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD., NGK Spark Plug Co., LTD.
    Inventors: Akitsugu IKEDA, Michinori TANI, Yuzo HIGUCHI, Satoru ABE
  • Publication number: 20220071356
    Abstract: A data generating apparatus generates shoe last data for manufacturing a shoe from measured foot shape data. The data generating apparatus includes: an input unit that receives the foot shape data; a processor that computes the shoe last data from the foot shape data received by the input unit; and an output unit that outputs the shoe last data computed by the processor. The input unit further receives selected additional information. The processor specifies a portion of the shoe last data to be corrected, based on the additional information, and calculates an amount of correction of the specified portion based on the additional information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2021
    Publication date: March 10, 2022
    Applicant: ASICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Genki HATANO, Shingo TAKASHIMA, Yuya KOZUKA, Satoru ABE, Kenta TAKAHAMA
  • Patent number: 11250880
    Abstract: A magnetic recording medium includes: a substrate that is long in shape; and a magnetic layer containing magnetic powder and a binder. The glass transition point of the binder is not lower than 75° C. In a case where atomic force microscope observation images in a 10 ?m×10 ?m rectangular shape are acquired at five locations randomly selected from the surface on the side of the magnetic layer, any linear protrusion that is 3 nm to 20 nm in height, is 0.3 ?m to 1.0 ?m in width, and extends across two sides of the observation image does not exist in the observation images of four locations among the acquired observation images of the five locations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Toshiaki Miura, Satoru Abe, Yuuko Kamoshita, Riku Yoshida
  • Publication number: 20220015507
    Abstract: A fastening structure of the present upper includes: an upper that defines a left eyelet row and a right eyelet row arranged along a longitudinal direction of a shoe; and a shoelace inserted through eyelets of the left and right eyelet rows, wherein: the left and right eyelet rows each at least include a first eyelet on a tip side, and a second eyelet, a third eyelet and a fourth eyelet that are arranged in this order from the first eyelet toward a posterior side; D1 is defined as a first average interval between eyelets; D2 is defined as a second average interval; D3 is defined as a third average interval; and Expressions (1) and (10) below are satisfied: D1>D2<D3??(1) 1.0*(D1+D2)>D1>0.6*(D1+D2)??(10).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Publication date: January 20, 2022
    Inventors: Genki HATANO, Shingo TAKASHIMA, Kenta MORIYASU, Satoru ABE, Hiroaki NISHIMURA, Tomoki ISHIZASHI
  • Publication number: 20220000219
    Abstract: A shoe including: an upper that includes a first layer made of knitted fabric and a second layer made of knitted fabric arranged inside the first layer, wherein at least one of the first layer and the second layer includes first yarns and second yarns as yarns for forming the knitted fabric, wherein the first yarns have a heat shrinkability, wherein the second yarns have a higher fusion point than that of the first yarns, and wherein the at least one of the first layer and the second layer including the first yarns and the second yarns has a higher heat shrinkage rate in a width direction than in a longitudinal direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2019
    Publication date: January 6, 2022
    Applicant: ASICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ayu BESSHO, Satoru ABE, Norihiko TANIGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20210396702
    Abstract: A gas sensor control device having a DA conversion circuit configured to supply a pump current having a magnitude corresponding to an inputted digital signal to the pump cell, a reference electric potential generating circuit configured to keep an electric potential of the first pump electrode at a reference electric potential, a diagnostic resistance connected to the pump cell parallel to the pump cell, and an output part configured to output a signal relating to voltage applied to the diagnostic resistance when inputting an arbitrary digital signal to the DA conversion circuit in a situation in which oxygen ion conductivity does not occur in the pump cell to an external device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2020
    Publication date: December 23, 2021
    Applicant: NGK SPARK PLUG CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuzo HIGUCHI, Koji ISHIBASHI, Junichiro MITSUNO, Satoru ABE, Yuji Ol
  • Publication number: 20210330040
    Abstract: A last matching a user's foot can be provided through a simple configuration. A last for forming a footwear upper configuring an article of footwear comprises: a common portion invariable in shape and position, a movable portion invariable in shape and positionally variable with respect to the common portion, and a position adjustment mechanism that changes a position of the movable portion with respect to the common portion and fixes the movable portion in a predetermined position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2021
    Publication date: October 28, 2021
    Applicant: ASICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masanori SAKAGUCHI, Yuya KOZUKA, Shingo TAKASHIMA, Genki HATANO, Satoru ABE
  • Publication number: 20210330041
    Abstract: There is provided a user-dedicated last that can be easily manufactured without using large-scale equipment. A last for forming a footwear upper configuring an article of footwear comprises a foot length forming member defining a shape of the last at least in the lengthwise direction of the article of footwear, and a plurality of foot width forming members defining a shape of the last at least in the widthwise direction of the article of footwear and assembled to the foot length forming member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2021
    Publication date: October 28, 2021
    Applicant: ASICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuya KOZUKA, Genki HATANO, Shingo TAKASHIMA, Masanori SAKAGUCHI, Satoru ABE, Hironori KITAYAMA
  • Publication number: 20210287714
    Abstract: A method of producing a magnetic powder includes: performing heat treatment on first particles that contain triiron tetraoxide to prepare second particles that contain ?-iron oxide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2017
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Inventors: Atsushi MURAMATSU, Masafumi NAKAYA, Masaru TERAKAWA, Satoru ABE, Natsuki TOYOSAWA, Katsunori MAESHIMA
  • Publication number: 20210186163
    Abstract: Provided is a last for shaping a shoe upper. The last includes at least an outer peripheral portion including an aggregate of a plurality of blocks, the plurality of blocks being joinable together and separable from each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2020
    Publication date: June 24, 2021
    Applicant: ASICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ayu BESSHO, Norihiko TANIGUCHI, Satoru ABE, Shingo TAKASHIMA, Yuya KOZUKA
  • Publication number: 20210173984
    Abstract: A design element index input unit 10 inputs multiple design element indexes obtained by quantifying design in association with multiple portions constituting shoes. A learning unit 40 uses, as teacher data, pairs of multiple design element indexes and an impression index to learn correlations between multiple design element indexes and the impression index, and creates an impression estimation model. By means of a learned impression estimation model, an impression index estimation unit 60 estimates an impression index obtained by quantifying an impression of shoes, based on a set of multiple design element indexes that have been input. An output unit 70 outputs the estimated impression index.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2019
    Publication date: June 10, 2021
    Applicant: ASICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takashi INOMATA, Satoru ABE, Mizuho IRIE, Masaru ICHIKAWA, Shiori TERASAKI
  • Publication number: 20210112926
    Abstract: Provided is a last for shaping a shoe upper. The last includes at least an outer peripheral portion composed of a plastic material that is reversibly transformed between a solid state where the plastic material has a certain shape when the shoe upper is shaped, and a plasticized state where the plastic material has fluidity and is thereby deformable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2020
    Publication date: April 22, 2021
    Applicant: ASICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ayu BESSHO, Satoru ABE, Norihiko TANIGUCHI, Yuya KOZUKA
  • Publication number: 20210052033
    Abstract: Provided is a shoe including an upper composed of a fiber sheet, the fiber sheet including: a base sheet including yarns having heat shrinkability; and a plurality of chip members, each of which is a sheet having an area smaller than that of the base sheet, the base sheet and the plurality of chip members being layered and joined together.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2020
    Publication date: February 25, 2021
    Applicant: ASICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ayu BESSHO, Satoru ABE, Norihiko TANIGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20210037913
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a shoe including an upper that is easily conformed to a shape of a last when it is shaped. The shoe includes an upper made of a fiber sheet that includes: a first layer made of knitted fabric or woven fabric that includes yarns having a heat shrinkability and has inner gaps; and a second layer layered on the first layer and made of nonwoven fabric, knitted fabric or woven fabric, and being integrated with the first layer by needle punching.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2020
    Publication date: February 11, 2021
    Applicant: ASICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ayu BESSHO, Satoru ABE, Norihiko TANIGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20210027807
    Abstract: [Solving Means] A method of producing a magnetic powder includes: coating a surface of each of silica-coated precursor particles with at least one type of coating agent of a metal chloride or a sulfate; and firing the precursor particles coated with the coating agent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2019
    Publication date: January 28, 2021
    Inventors: Natsuki TOYOSAWA, Norikatsu FUJISAWA, Yuta AKIMOTO, Satoru ABE, Masaru TERAKAWA, Katsunori MAESHIMA, Atsushi MURAMATU, Masashi NAKATANI
  • Patent number: 10888520
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a coating particle containing a nuclear particle covered with a coating layer, and in the coating particle, the coating layer is a layer containing hydroxyalkyl cellulose and a binder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignees: KOBE GAKUIN EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION, NIPPON SODA CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hideki Ichikawa, Yoshinobu Fukumori, Satoru Abe, Yusuke Masue
  • Patent number: 10830729
    Abstract: In a sensor control device which controls a sensor, a first filter unit extracts a first filtered signal obtained by attenuating a frequency component higher than a first cutoff frequency from a digital signal indicating a current-application control value for a pump current, and a second filter unit extracts a second filtered signal obtained by attenuating a frequency component higher than a second cutoff frequency from the first filtered signal. A cutoff frequency setting unit sets at least one of the first cutoff frequency and the second cutoff frequency such that the sensor control device can control at least two types of sensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: NGK SPARK PLUG CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Junichiro Mitsuno, Satoru Abe, Chihiro Tomimatsu, Hidetoshi Makino
  • Patent number: 10746689
    Abstract: A sensor element drive circuit is a circuit including a plurality of semiconductor elements formed on a semiconductor substrate for realizing a current control function and a switching function. The current control function is a function of controlling the current flowing between electrodes such that the potential difference between electrodes becomes constant. The switching function is a function for switching between a connected state in which the electrodes are electrically connected to a sensor control apparatus and a cut-off state in which electrical continuity therebetween is broken. When one of an Ip+ terminal, a COM terminal, and a Vs+ terminal is determined to have an anomalous potential, the sensor control apparatus causes the sensor element drive circuit to perform switching from the connected state to the cut-off state, and connects the semiconductor substrate to a negative voltage lower than a ground potential applied to the sensor element drive circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: NGK Spark Plug Co., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuzo Higuchi, Satoru Abe, Koji Ishibashi
  • Patent number: 10712099
    Abstract: A heat pipe, includes; an outer tube including first and second ends, the first end closed air tight; a box connected to the second end, a cross-sectional area of the box perpendicular to the outer tube central axis is larger than a cross-sectional area of the outer tube perpendicular to its axis; an inner tube positioned in the outer tube, a central axis of the inner tube parallel to the outer tube central axis, including third and fourth ends, the third end closer to the first end than the fourth end and open in the outer tube; a partition tube including fifth and sixth ends widening from the fifth end toward the sixth end, the fifth end connected with the fourth end, part of the sixth end connected on an inner surface of the box; and fluid in a space formed by the outer tube and the box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignees: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA, Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions Corporation
    Inventors: Kunio Hoshino, Rei Kimura, Yasushi Yamamoto, Masato Fukuta, Takashi Mawatari, Satoru Abe