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: 20210113161
    Abstract: The present invention provides an image display method with which a structure of an imaging object can be easily understood on the basis of volume data. An image display method according to an aspect of the present invention includes obtaining photoacoustic image data, generating a first photoacoustic image corresponding to a first spatial region on the basis of photoacoustic image data and a second photoacoustic image corresponding to a second spatial region having a different thickness in a viewing direction of rendering from a thickness of the first spatial region and having a spatial region overlapped with the first spatial region on the basis of the photoacoustic image data, and generating and displaying a parallel image in which the first photoacoustic image and the second photoacoustic image are arranged side by side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2018
    Publication date: April 22, 2021
    Inventors: Satoru Fukushima, Hiroshi Abe
  • 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
  • Patent number: 10669963
    Abstract: An anomaly determination apparatus determines an anomaly of a current control apparatus which supplies a control current to a control target and includes a current anomaly determination section. The current anomaly determination section is configured to compare a normal numerical range within which a state quantity changing with the control current falls in a particular state with a particular state quantity which is the state quantity corresponding to the control current generated by the control current generation section in the particular state, and determine that at least one of the reference resistor, the reference current generation section, and the control current generation section is in an anomalous state in the case where the particular state quantity has deviated from the normal numerical range. By using the current anomaly determination section, the anomaly determination apparatus can determine an anomaly of the current control apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: NGK Spark Plug Co., LTD.
    Inventors: Junichiro Mitsuno, Satoru Abe, Chihiro Tomimatsu, Hidetoshi Makino
  • Publication number: 20200126588
    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: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2018
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Inventors: Toshiaki MIURA, Satoru ABE, Yuuko KAMOSHITA, Riku YOSHIDA
  • Patent number: 10548369
    Abstract: A shoe sole which has a landing surface composed of three regions of a middle-sole region, a fore-sole region and a rear-sole region, and has a plurality of groove portions in the landing surface. The groove portions include: a first groove portion located in the fore-sole region, on a first imaginary line extending along the MP joint; a second groove portion located in the fore-sole region, on a second imaginary line extending along a line which connects a medial outer edge of the fore-sole region and a lateral outer edge of the middle-sole region with each other, in an area which is closer to a toe than to the first groove portion; and a third groove portion located in the rear-sole region, on a third imaginary line extending along a line which connects a medial outer edge of the rear-sole region and a lateral outer edge of the middle-sole region with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: ASICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Seigo Nakaya, Masaru Ichikawa, Yoshiyasu Ando, Satoru Abe
  • Patent number: 10322594
    Abstract: A recording medium has a substrate and a first color developing layer, a heat insulating layer and a second color developing layer laminated on the substrate in this order. The first color developing layer develops a first color at a temperature not less than a first threshold value. The second color developing layer develops a second color that is different from the first color at a temperature not less than a second threshold value that is higher than the first threshold value. The heat insulating layer has a first heat insulating layer of a first heat conductivity and a second heat insulating layer of a second heat conductivity that is higher than the first heat conductivity, which are laminated in a second direction orthogonal to a first direction in which the first color developing layer, the heat insulating layer, and the second color developing layer are laminated on the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Takahisa Nakano, Fumitoshi Morimoto, Nobuki Nemoto, Satoru Abe
  • Publication number: 20190011196
    Abstract: A heat pipe, includes; an outer tube including a first end and a second end, the first end closed to be air tight; a box connected to the second end of the outer tube, a cross-sectional area of the box perpendicular to the central axis of the outer tube 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 central axis of the outer tube, including a third end and a fourth end, the third end of the inner tube closer to the first end of the outer tube than the forth end of the inner tube and open in the outer tube; a partition tube including a fifth end and a sixth end and wider from the fifth end toward the sixth end, the fifth end of the partition tube connected with the fourth end, a part of the sixth end connected on an inner surface of the box; and a fluid in a space formed by the outer tube and the box.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2018
    Publication date: January 10, 2019
    Applicants: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba, Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions Corporation
    Inventors: Kunio HOSHINO, Rei KIMURA, Yasushi YAMAMOTO, Masato FUKUTA, Takashi MAWATARI, Satoru ABE
  • Publication number: 20180335400
    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: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2018
    Publication date: November 22, 2018
    Applicant: NGK SPARK PLUG CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Junichiro MITSUNO, Satoru ABE, Chihiro TOMIMATSU, Hidetoshi MAKINO
  • Publication number: 20180306136
    Abstract: An anomaly determination apparatus determines an anomaly of a current control apparatus which supplies a control current to a control target and includes a current anomaly determination section. The current anomaly determination section is configured to compare a normal numerical range within which a state quantity changing with the control current falls in a particular state with a particular state quantity which is the state quantity corresponding to the control current generated by the control current generation section in the particular state, and determine that at least one of the reference resistor, the reference current generation section, and the control current generation section is in an anomalous state in the case where the particular state quantity has deviated from the normal numerical range. By using the current anomaly determination section, the anomaly determination apparatus can determine an anomaly of the current control apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2018
    Publication date: October 25, 2018
    Applicant: NGK Spark Plug Co., LTD.
    Inventors: Junichiro MITSUNO, Satoru ABE, Chihiro TOMIMATSU, Hidetoshi MAKINO
  • Publication number: 20180306745
    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: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2018
    Publication date: October 25, 2018
    Applicant: NGK Spark Plug Co., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuzo HIGUCHI, Satoru ABE, Koji ISHIBASHI
  • Patent number: 10082480
    Abstract: A gas concentration detection device for detecting a gas concentration using a limiting current type gas concentration sensor. In an application voltage line set to pass through a plurality of limiting current regions for different values of gas concentration, a ratio for lean is set as a ratio of change in current with respect to a change in voltage when an air/fuel ratio corresponding to the gas concentration is lean, and a ratio of rich different from the ratio for lean is set when the air/fuel ratio is rich.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: NGK SPARK PLUG CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Satoru Abe, Tomonori Uemura, Tetsuya Ito, Satoshi Teramoto
  • Publication number: 20170336342
    Abstract: A gas concentration detection device for detecting a gas concentration using a limiting current type gas concentration sensor. In an application voltage line set to pass through a plurality of limiting current regions for different values of gas concentration, a ratio for lean is set as a ratio of change in current with respect to a change in voltage when an air/fuel ratio corresponding to the gas concentration is lean, and a ratio of rich different from the ratio for lean is set when the air/fuel ratio is rich.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2017
    Publication date: November 23, 2017
    Applicant: NGK SPARK PLUG CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Satoru ABE, Tomonori UEMURA, Tetsuya ITO, Satoshi TERAMOTO
  • Publication number: 20170336344
    Abstract: A gas concentration detection device for detecting a gas concentration using a limiting current type gas concentration sensor. In an application voltage line set to pass through a plurality of limiting current regions for different values of gas concentration, the voltage set by the application voltage line is an identical first voltage value used when an air/fuel ratio corresponding to the gas concentration is in a predetermined first range, is an identical second voltage value different from the first voltage value used when the air/fuel ratio is in a second range adjacent to the first range, and the first voltage value and the second voltage value are switched between the first range and the second range.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2017
    Publication date: November 23, 2017
    Applicant: NGK SPARK PLUG CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tomonori UEMURA, Satoru ABE, Tetsuya ITO, Satoshi TERAMOTO