Patents by Inventor Satoru Ito

Satoru Ito 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: 11512155
    Abstract: A method for producing a fluoropolymer of the invention which includes polymerizing a fluoromonomer in an aqueous medium in the presence of a surfactant to provide a fluoropolymer. The surfactant includes at least one selected from the group consisting of a surfactant represented by R1a—CO—R2a—CO—R3a-Aa and a surfactant represented by R1b—CO—(CR2b2)n—(OR3b)p—(CR4b2)q-L-Ab.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Taketo Kato, Satoru Yoneda, Manabu Fujisawa, Kazuya Asano, Takahiro Kitahara, Masahiro Higashi, Akiyoshi Yamauchi, Sumi Ishihara, Yosuke Kishikawa, Shinnosuke Nitta, Marina Nakano, Hirotoshi Yoshida, Yoshinori Nanba, Kengo Ito, Chiaki Okui, Hirokazu Aoyama, Masamichi Sukegawa, Taku Yamanaka, Yuuji Tanaka, Kenji Ichikawa, Yohei Fujimoto, Hiroyuki Sato
  • Patent number: 11504626
    Abstract: A seat system includes a seat including a sensor configured to acquire information for detection of a motion of an occupant seated on a seat body, a terminal device configured to acquire the information from the sensor, and a server capable of communicating with the terminal device. The terminal device executes a game using the sensor based on the information, and acquires an execution result corresponding to the occupant for a game played by the occupant. The server generates integrated data by integrating execution results of the game acquired from another terminal device, and computes a reference value for execution results of the game based on the integrated data. The terminal device or the server assigns a difficulty level of the game for the terminal device based on the execution result corresponding to the occupant and the reference value. The terminal device reflects the difficulty level on the game.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: TS TECH CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Kaku, Hiroyuki Numajiri, Takako Miyoshi, Munetaka Kowa, Atsushi Kusano, Ryuichiro Hirose, Yoshikazu Ito, Yosuke Higashi, Satoshi Suzuki, Ryosuke Sato, Satoru Kaneda
  • Publication number: 20220366423
    Abstract: A store management system includes a first determination unit, a monitoring unit, a settlement unit, a second determination unit, and a generation unit. The first determination unit determines a customer entering a store displaying and selling a commodity. The monitoring unit monitors that the customer determined by the first determination unit carries the commodity. The settlement unit settles price of the commodity monitored by the monitoring unit as being carried by the customer, according to instruction from the customer. The second determination unit determines that the customer leaves the store. The generation unit generates history data including suspicious data indicating that the customer, identified by an identification code, is associated with an unsettled commodity being carried out of the store, when a settlement of the commodity carried by the customer which is determined by the second determination unit as leaving the store has not been completed by the settlement unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2022
    Publication date: November 17, 2022
    Applicant: TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kazunari KOGURE, Satoru ISHIHARA, Mikio ITO
  • Publication number: 20220356462
    Abstract: A nucleic acid amplification method using a solid-phase carrier according to the present invention comprises: capturing a target nucleic acid comprising mRNA on a solid-phase carrier; carrying out complementary-strand synthesis on the solid phase; carrying out exonuclease treatment to degrade and remove unreacted target- capturing nucleic acid on the solid phase; and then carrying out mRNA degradation and homopolymer addition by TdT reaction in the presence of a chain-terminating nucleotide triphosphate. According to the method of the present invention, cDNA can be stably and highly efficiently amplified even from a small amount of sample even in cases where the ratio of the amount of enzyme to the DNA substrate on the solid phase is excessive, where the reaction time is excessive, and/or where reagents show lot-to-lot variation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2020
    Publication date: November 10, 2022
    Applicant: TOKYO UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE FOUNDATION
    Inventors: Kouji MATSUSHIMA, Satoshi UEHA, Shigeyuki SHICHINO, Satoru ITO, Hiroyasu AOKI
  • Patent number: 11491800
    Abstract: A printing apparatus includes: a print execution section and a controller. The print execution section includes: a printing head having nozzles, an ink having a specified color being discharged from the nozzles; a head driver which drives the printing head to form dots having the specified color on a printing medium by discharging the ink having the specified color from the nozzles; and a movement mechanism which moves the printing medium relative to the printing head. The controller is configured to: obtain object image data; generate, by using the object image data, a plurality of pieces of dot data indicating formation states of the dots having the specified color, for a plurality of pixels; and print a printing image by causing the print execution section to execute discharge of the ink having the specified color and movement of the printing medium by use of the pieces of dot data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Satoru Arakane, Masao Mimoto, Tsuyoshi Ito
  • Patent number: 11490801
    Abstract: An extremely small diameter endoscope includes comprises: an endoscope body having a distal end nozzle; an imaging unit disposed in the endoscope body and adapted for capturing an image; an endoscope insertion part having a proximal end portion and a projection end portion, the proximal end portion connected to the imaging unit, the endoscope insertion part passing through the distal end nozzle, the projection end portion to be positioned in a root canal of a tooth or in a periodontal pocket; and endoscope insertion part insertion means adapted for inserting the endoscope insertion part into an observation portion in the root canal of the tooth or in the periodontal pocket with an end portion of the distal end nozzle kept abutted against a surrounding portion of the observation portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignees: THE YOSHIDA DENTAL MFG. CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Osamu Motoyama, Hideki Mogi, Mari Ito, Satoru Kumachi
  • Patent number: 11473585
    Abstract: A transmission includes a transmission housing member, a ring portion, a high speed shaft, a third roller, and a third plate bearing, which rotatably supports the third roller. The transmission housing member includes a first supporting surface, which restricts the third roller to a first position, and a second supporting surface, which restricts the third roller to a second position. The third roller is moved within a movement range from the first position to the second position. The movement range includes a specified range in which the third roller is not supported, in a radial direction of the high speed shaft, by the transmission housing member with the third plate bearing in between, but is supported by being held between the ring portion and the high speed shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA JIDOSHOKKI
    Inventors: Ryosuke Fukuyama, Kaho Takeuchi, Yoshiyuki Nakane, Hiroaki Kato, Satoru Mitsuda, Shogo Ito, Yohei Takase, Daisuke Watanabe, Ryo Umeyama, Noriyuki Suzuki
  • Patent number: 11465409
    Abstract: A controller acquires image recording data for recording a plurality of passes; determines a first movement distance of a carriage for recording each of the plurality of passes; determines a non-usage ratio that is a ratio of a number of unused nozzles in a last pass of the plurality of passes to a total number of the plurality of nozzles arranged in a conveyance direction; determines a second movement distance in a particular pass which is recorded before the last pass, the second movement distance being a movement distance of the carriage assuming that the particular pass is recorded without using nozzles of a first ratio smaller than or equal to the non-usage ratio; and in response to determining that the second movement distance is shorter than the first movement distance, performs image recording of the particular pass without using the nozzles of the first ratio.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yasuo Ono, Tsuyoshi Ito, Masao Mimoto, Satoru Arakane, Hirotoshi Maehira
  • Publication number: 20220322057
    Abstract: The present disclosure in its one aspect provides a wireless communication apparatus comprising a communication module configured to perform wireless communication with an external network of a vehicle; and a first antenna connected to the communication module, wherein the wireless communication apparatus is mounted at a position close to a roof panel of the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2022
    Publication date: October 6, 2022
    Applicants: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, DENSO TEN Limited
    Inventors: Takuma SAWAYA, Hironobu YAMAMOTO, Noriaki ITO, Hiroki KAWASAKI, Hiroto NAKAGAWA, Satoru IKEDA
  • Publication number: 20220321684
    Abstract: A wireless communication apparatus comprises a communication module configured to perform wireless communication with a network outside a vehicle; and a first antenna connected to the communication module, wherein the wireless communication apparatus is mounted inside an instrument panel of the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2022
    Publication date: October 6, 2022
    Applicants: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, DENSO TEN Limited
    Inventors: Takuma SAWAYA, Hironobu YAMAMOTO, Noriaki ITO, Hiroki KAWASAKI, Hiroto NAKAGAWA, Satoru IKEDA
  • Patent number: 11428331
    Abstract: A first flow path area at a position where one of multiple openings of a sleeve and one of multiple grooves of a spool overlap with each other is different in size from a second flow path area at a position where another one of the openings of the sleeve and another one of the grooves of the spool overlap with each other. The one opening and the one groove form a flow path for connecting one of one pressure chamber and the other pressure chamber to a fluid supply source, due to displacement of the spool. The other opening and the other groove form a flow path for connecting another one of the other pressure chamber and the one pressure chamber to a fluid discharge port, due to the displacement of the spool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: SMC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hisashi Yajima, Masayuki Ishikawa, Satoru Ito, Gen Tsuchiya, Takehiko Kanazawa
  • Publication number: 20220267256
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an organic compound that has a mother skeleton with a fused-ring structure, an electron-withdrawing group bonded to the mother skeleton, and an electron-donating group bonded to the mother skeleton, wherein the electron-withdrawing group is bonded at a position satisfying the following relationship in the mother skeleton.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2022
    Publication date: August 25, 2022
    Inventors: Satoru Shiobara, Naoki Yamada, Hirokazu Miyashita, Yuto Ito, Isao Kawata, Jun Kamatani
  • Patent number: 11409477
    Abstract: There is provide an image processing apparatus including a carriage with a recording head and a sensor mounted thereon, a conveyer, and a controller. The controller carries out: acquiring a recording data, a front edge margin, and a tail edge margin, determining whether or not at least one of first and second reference values is less than a threshold value, and a positioning process. When at least one of the first and second reference values is less than the threshold value, then the controller carries out: a front edge detecting process, a first recording preparation process, and a recording process. When at least one of the first and second reference values is not less than the threshold value, then the controller carries out: a second recording preparation process, and the recording process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Satoru Arakane, Hirotoshi Maehira, Masao Mimoto, Tsuyoshi Ito, Yasuo Ono
  • Patent number: 11407243
    Abstract: An image forming system, having a recording head, a sheet conveyer, an inverting mechanism, and a controller, is provided. The sheet conveyer conveys a sheet in a sheet-conveying direction. The sheet is nipped at nipping points located at positions upstream and downstream in the sheet-conveying direction with respect to a discharging position. The inverting mechanism inverts the sheet from a first side to the second side. The controller determines an initial arrangement of the sheet in the sheet conveyer where image-forming on the second side starts, and controls a length of a period between time, when image-forming on the first side of the sheet in the posture with the first side facing the recording sheet is completed, and time, when the image-forming on the second side of the sheet inverted and refed to the sheet conveyer starts, based on the determined initial arrangement of the sheet in the sheet conveyer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi Ito, Masao Mimoto, Yasuo Ono, Satoru Arakane, Hirotoshi Maehira
  • Patent number: 11411445
    Abstract: A permanent-magnet synchronous motor and an electric power steering device are driven by a first system including a first armature winding and a first control apparatus and by a second system including a second armature winding and a second control apparatus and are configured in such a way that if one system fails, driving by the one system is stopped but the driving is continued by the other system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Yuji Takizawa, Hiroko Ikeda, Kazumasa Ito, Shinichi Yamaguchi, Yu Hirotani, Satoru Akutsu
  • Publication number: 20220242292
    Abstract: Disclosed is a seat including: sensors which includes a first cushion sensor provided at a seat cushion in a position corresponding to buttocks of an occupant, a second cushion sensor provided at the seat cushion and located farther frontward than the first cushion sensor, a first back sensor provided at a seat back and located in a lower position thereof, and a second back sensor provided at the seat back and located above the first back sensor; and a controller connected to the sensors and thereby allowed to acquire pressure values from the respective sensors. The controller is configured to identify the motion of the occupant based on outputs of at least two sensors of the first cushion sensor, the second cushion sensor, the first back sensor, and the second back sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2022
    Publication date: August 4, 2022
    Inventors: Hiroyuki KAKU, Atsushi KUSANO, Hiroyuki NUMAJIRI, Satoshi FUJITA, Takako MIYOSHI, Munetaka KOWA, Ryuichiro HIROSE, Yoshikazu ITO, Yosuke HIGASHI, Satoshi SUZUKI, Ryosuke SATO, Kento UETAKE, Yasuharu OTSUKA, Satoru KANEDA
  • Publication number: 20220235946
    Abstract: An air conditioning apparatus includes a first refrigerant circuit enclosing a first refrigerant, and a second refrigerant circuit enclosing a second refrigerant. The first refrigerant circuit includes a compressor configured to compress the first refrigerant, an outdoor heat exchanger, an expansion device, and a first flow path through which the first refrigerant passes in an intermediate heat exchanger configured to exchange heat between the first refrigerant and the second refrigerant. The second refrigerant circuit includes a pump configured to increase a pressure of the second refrigerant and transfer the second refrigerant, a second flow path through which the second refrigerant passes in the intermediate heat exchanger, and an indoor heat exchanger. At least one of the first refrigerant and the second refrigerant has a global warming potential lower than that of R32, and the second refrigerant has a lower flammable limit concentration higher than that of the first refrigerant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2019
    Publication date: July 28, 2022
    Inventors: Tetsuhide YOKOYAMA, Satoru YANACHI, Masahiro ITO, Tomohiro NAGANO, Takumi NISHIYAMA, Tsuyoshi SATO
  • Publication number: 20220182553
    Abstract: A focus detection device, comprising an image sensor, and that performs focus detection by calculating evaluation values representing contrast based on an image signal, while executing a scan operation of the image sensor, comprising a positional change detection circuit for detecting positional change of the focus detection device, and a processor having a running time setting section and a control section, wherein the running time setting section sets running time to restrict focus movement range of the scan operation based on the positional change, and the control section performs focus detection by restricting focus movement rage of the scan operation based on the running time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2021
    Publication date: June 9, 2022
    Inventor: Satoru ITO
  • Patent number: 11300143
    Abstract: A drive device for driving a fluid pressure cylinder has an air supply source which supplies air, a switching valve which switches between the supply and discharge of the air to and from the fluid pressure cylinder, bypass piping which connects the head-side cylinder chamber and rod-side cylinder chamber of the fluid pressure cylinder, and a bypass switching valve which switches between the states of flow of air through the bypass piping. Air in the head-side cylinder chamber is supplied to the rod-side cylinder chamber through the bypass piping by setting the bypass switching valve to an open state in a return stroke of the fluid pressure cylinder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: SMC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Satoru Ito, Gen Tsuchiya, Masayuki Ishikawa, Hisashi Yajima, Takehiko Kanazawa
  • Publication number: 20210389264
    Abstract: A gas sensor includes a gas detecting element that includes a first electrode, a metal oxide layer, and a second electrode; and a first insulating film that has an opening allowing the second electrode to be partially exposed therethrough and covers the first electrode, the metal oxide layer, and another part of the second electrode. The metal oxide layer has a characteristic where its resistance value changes as the second electrode makes contact with gas molecules including hydrogen atoms. A first step is provided at a portion lying on an interface between the metal oxide layer and the second electrode and located within the opening as viewed in plan view. A local region is provided in the metal oxide layer and near the first step. A degree of oxygen deficiency of the local region is greater than a degree of oxygen deficiency of other regions in the metal oxide layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2021
    Publication date: December 16, 2021
    Inventors: Satoru ITO, Kazunari HOMMA, Koichi KAWASHIMA, Koji KATAYAMA, Shinichi YONEDA