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).

  • Publication number: 20240156884
    Abstract: The present invention provides a mitochondrial function-improving agent containing a lactic acid bacterium belonging to Lactobacillus farciminis or Pediococcus acidilactici, a culture of the lactic acid bacterium, or a culture supernatant of the lactic acid bacterium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2023
    Publication date: May 16, 2024
    Applicants: MEIJI CO., LTD., NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION HAMAMATSU UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
    Inventors: Takashi ITO, Mitsutoshi SETOU, Satoru Ozaki, Chinami MIZOGUCHI, Yukio ASAMI
  • Publication number: 20240149773
    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: January 9, 2024
    Publication date: May 9, 2024
    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
  • Patent number: 11958385
    Abstract: A seat includes a seat body and a sensor configured to acquired information on an occupant seated on the seat body. The seat includes a coating as a location marker that marks a location of the sensor to render the location visually recognizable from outside the seat body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: TS TECH CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Kaku, Ryuichiro Hirose, Hiroyuki Numajiri, Satoshi Fujita, Takako Miyoshi, Munetaka Kowa, Atsushi Kusano, Yoshikazu Ito, Yousuke Higashi, Satoshi Suzuki, Ryosuke Sato, Kento Uetake, Yasuharu Otsuka, Satoru Kaneda
  • Patent number: 11952462
    Abstract: Provided is a curable composition having excellent workability and being capable of forming a cured product having excellent heat resistance. The curable composition of the present invention includes a compound represented by Formula (1) below and a solvent: In Formula (1) below, R1 and R2 each represent a curable functional group, and D1 and D2 each represent a single bond or a linking group. L represents a divalent group having a repeating unit containing a structure represented by Formula (I) below and a structure represented by Formula (II) below. In Formula (I) and Formula (II) below, Ar1 to Ar3 each represent a group in which two hydrogen atoms are removed from an aromatic ring structure or a group in which two hydrogen atoms are removed from a structure in which two or more aromatic rings are bonded through a single bond or a linking group. X represents —CO—, —S—, or —SO2—, and Y represents —S—, —SO2—, —O—, —CO—, —COO—, or —CONH—. n represents an integer of 0 or greater.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: DAICEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Daisuke Ito, Tsukasa Yoshida, Toshihiro Tai, Hitomi Tamaoki, Satoru Sumimoto
  • Patent number: 11932147
    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: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: TS TECH CO., LTD.
    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: 20240087483
    Abstract: A video display device (100) includes a board (1) on which light emitters (10) to emit light are mounted and a support (2) including a support film (20) receiving the board (1). The board (1) is installable to extend in a gravitational direction. The support (2) has an opening (5). The support film (20) has an installation surface on which the board (1) is installed and a non-installation surface opposite to the installation surface. The opening (5) in the support (2) penetrates the support (2) from the installation surface to the non-installation surface of the support film (20). The board (1) has an upper end fixed to the installation surface of the support film (20) and a lower end extending through the opening (5) and placed on the non-installation surface of the support film (20).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2021
    Publication date: March 14, 2024
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Yohei ITO, Shigeru UTSUMI, Sohei SAMEJIMA, Satoru KIRIDOSHI
  • Publication number: 20240067323
    Abstract: A steering system (1) is employed in a ship to which left and right propulsors (2L, 2R) are attached. The steering system (1) includes a first input device (11) configured to receive an input of any one of a forward thrust parameter and a reverse thrust parameter of the propulsors, a second input device (15) configured to receive an input of the other of the forward thrust parameter and the reverse thrust parameter of the propulsors, and a controller (17) configured to reflect the forward thrust parameter and the reverse thrust parameter to the propulsors in real time. In the steering system, the first input device and the second input device receive the inputs in parallel when a steering pattern for a ship is set.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2023
    Publication date: February 29, 2024
    Applicant: SUZUKI MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Satoru IWATA, Yuzuru ITO
  • Patent number: 11915681
    Abstract: An information processing device includes a signal acquisition unit that acquires a voice signal of an object person outputted from a mic array and a control unit that acquires at least one of noise level information indicating a noise level of noise and first information as information indicating whether or not an obstructor is speaking while obstructing speech of the object person and changes a beam width as a width of a beam corresponding to an angular range of acquired sound, centering at the beam representing a direction in which voice of the object person is inputted to the mic array, and dead zone formation intensity as a degree of suppressing at least one of the noise and voice of the obstructor inputted to the mic array based on at least one of the noise level information and the first information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akihiro Ito, Satoru Furuta
  • Patent number: 11878516
    Abstract: A tape cassette includes: a tape roll which is a roll of a tape wound about an axis extending in a first direction; and a nipping member configured to nip the tape conveyed in a second direction in cooperation with a conveying roller of a printing device. The nipping member includes: a first region configured to face one end portion of the tape; a second region configured to face another end portion of the tape; and a third region positioned between the first region and the second region. The first region and an imaginary reference surface provide a first length in a third direction. The second region and the imaginary reference surface provide a second length in the third direction. The third region and the imaginary reference surface provide a third length in the third direction. The third length is greater than the first length and the second length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Assignee: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yuki Hokari, Shota Iijima, Masaya Fujita, Satoru Ito
  • Publication number: 20230415561
    Abstract: A hybrid vehicle configured to reduce a power loss resulting from delivery of an engine torque to drive wheels. In the hybrid vehicle, a locking gear is reciprocated by an actuator between a locking position to be engaged with a flywheel gear and a disengagement position to be disengaged from the flywheel gear. An operating mode of the hybrid vehicle includes: a first mode in which the hybrid vehicle is propelled while engaging the locking gear with the flywheel gear; and a second mode in which the hybrid vehicle is propelled while disengaging the locking gear from the flywheel gear.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2023
    Publication date: December 28, 2023
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Satoru ITO, Yoshiaki Miyazato, Yosuke Suzuki
  • Patent number: 11760115
    Abstract: A tape cassette used for a printer includes a thermal head and a cassette holder to which the tape cassette is attachable. The tape cassette includes a tape roll, a casing, a regulation guide and a pressure member. The tape roll is formed by winding a tape. The tape has a width defining a widthwise direction. The casing accommodates therein the tape roll. A tape conveying passage is defined in the casing. The regulation guide is positioned at the tape conveying passage to restrict displacement of the tape in the widthwise direction. The pressure member is positioned upstream of the regulation guide in a conveying direction of the tape and along the tape conveying passage. The pressure member is in contact with the tape in a contacting direction to apply pressing force to the tape in the contacting direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2023
    Assignee: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shota Iijima, Yuki Hokari, Satoru Ito, Masaya Fujita
  • Patent number: 11653093
    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: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2023
    Assignee: Olympus Corporation
    Inventor: Satoru Ito
  • Publication number: 20230012400
    Abstract: A processing apparatus includes a driver configured to drive a controlled object, and a controller configured to control the driver by generating a command value to the driver based on a control error. The controller includes a first compensator configured to generate a first command value based on the control error, a second compensator configured to generate a second command value based on the control error, and an adder configured to obtain the command value by adding the first command value and the second command value. The second compensator includes a neural network for which a parameter value is decided by learning, and input parameters input to the neural network include at least one of a driving condition of the driver and an environment condition in a periphery of the controlled object in addition to the control error.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2022
    Publication date: January 12, 2023
    Inventor: Satoru 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: 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: 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
  • Patent number: 11168137
    Abstract: Disclosed is a means for reducing side effects of an immune checkpoint regulator that is used as an anticancer drug or the like. A side-effect reducing agent according to the present invention comprises as an effective ingredient an anti-CD4 antibody having a high cytotoxic activity, or an anti-CD4 antibody or antigen-binding fragment thereof which antibody or fragment comprises a cytotoxic component bound thereto. The anti-CD4 antibody is a human-type chimeric antibody, humanized antibody or human antibody against human CD4. The immune checkpoint regulator may be, for example, an anti-PD-L1 antibody, an antagonistic anti-CTLA-4 antibody, or an agonistic anti-OX40 antibody.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignees: IDAC THERANOSTICS, INC., THE UNIVERSITY OF TOKYO
    Inventors: Satoru Ito, Shoji Yokochi, Kouji Matsushima, Satoshi Ueha, Yoshiro Ishiwata
  • Patent number: 11162515
    Abstract: A servo valve has a movable element disposed inside a body, and a drive unit to slide the movable element in the axial direction. A first elastic portion on one end portion side of the body has a first elastic force to press the movable element toward the drive unit connected to another end portion of the body; a second elastic portion on another end portion side of the body has a second elastic force to press the movable element toward the one end portion side of the body. A connecting portion is connected to the second elastic portion, wherein at a neutral position of the movable element, the connecting portion abuts against an inner peripheral surface of the body and against the movable element. An end of one of the first and second elastic portions is fixed directly to the movable element, and an end of the other of the first and second elastic portions is connected to the connecting portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: SMC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Junji Sakashita, Kaname Inoue, Hisashi Yajima, Masayuki Ishikawa, Satoru Ito