Patents by Inventor Satoru Matsuda

Satoru Matsuda 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: 20220101849
    Abstract: Provided are a voice chat apparatus, a voice chat method, and a program that achieve appropriate control on whether or not to provide text obtained as a result of voice recognition on voice in voice chat. A voice receiving unit receives voice in voice chat. A text acquiring unit acquires text obtained as a result of voice recognition on the voice received by the voice receiving unit. A transmission control unit controls, on a basis of whether or not display of a voice recognition result is performed in a voice chat system that is a communication destination, whether or not to transmit text data including the text acquired by the text acquiring unit to the communication destination.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2020
    Publication date: March 31, 2022
    Applicant: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Shogo Suzuki, Takuma Oiwa, Akira Miyashita, Satoru Matsuda, Chiaki Sasaki
  • Patent number: 11149831
    Abstract: A lock-up device for a torque converter is disclosed. The lock-up device includes a clutch part, first and second rotary members, a plurality of elastic members and a stopper mechanism. The clutch part is provided between a front cover and a turbine, and transmits the torque inputted to the front cover to the turbine. The first rotary member is disposed between the clutch part and the turbine. The second rotary member is rotatable relative to the first rotary member. The elastic members elastically couple an outer peripheral part of the first rotary member and an outer peripheral part of the second rotary member in a rotational direction. The stopper mechanism is disposed axially between the elastic members and an outer peripheral part of a turbine shell. The stopper mechanism includes an engaging portion restricting an angular range of relative rotation between the first rotary member and the second rotary member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: EXEDY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Satoru Matsuda
  • Publication number: 20200266796
    Abstract: An acoustic wave device is disclosed. The acoustic wave device includes a piezoelectric layer, an interdigital transducer electrode positioned over the piezoelectric layer, and an anti-refection layer over a conductive layer of the interdigital transducer electrode. The conductive layer can include aluminum, for example. The anti-reflection layer can include silicon. The anti-reflection layer can be free from a material of the interdigital transducer electrode. The acoustic wave device can further include a temperature compensation layer positioned over the anti-reflection layer in certain embodiments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2020
    Publication date: August 20, 2020
    Inventors: Satoru Matsuda, Tatsuya Fujii, Yoshiro Kabe, Kenji Nagano
  • Patent number: 10700664
    Abstract: An acoustic wave device includes: a substrate; a piezoelectric film located on the substrate; a lower electrode and an upper electrode facing each other across at least a part of the piezoelectric film; a silicon oxide film located at an opposite side of at least one of the lower electrode and the upper electrode from the piezoelectric film; a first insulating film that is located between the at least one of the lower electrode and the upper electrode and the silicon oxide film and includes a non-oxygen-containing material; and an additional film located at an opposite side of the silicon oxide film from the first insulating film and made of a material different from a material of the silicon oxide film and a material of the first insulating film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: TAIYO YUDEN CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Satoru Matsuda
  • Publication number: 20200182850
    Abstract: The present invention provides a useful and efficient screening method for finding a cholinergic muscarinic M1 receptor positive allosteric modulator (M1PAM) with reduced cholinergic side effects. The present invention also provides a method for treating Alzheimer's disease and the like, a method for reducing cholinergic side effects, and the like which use M1PAM selected by the screening method and having a low ? value, or the M1PAM and an acetylcholinesterase inhibitor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2018
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Inventors: Haruhide KIMURA, Yuu SAKO, Satoru MATSUDA, Yuji SHIMIZU, Emi KURIMOTO, Takao MANDAI, Maiko TANAKA
  • Publication number: 20200167007
    Abstract: The present invention is intended to realize character string input using two or more devices by an efficient technique. A character string input system includes a first information processing apparatus and a second information processing apparatus. The first information processing apparatus acquires an operation done on a first input device and acquires a first character string on the basis of the acquired operation. The second information processing apparatus acquires an operation done on a second input device and acquires a second character string on the basis of the acquired operation. The first information processing apparatus outputs an input character string on the basis of the first character string acquired by the time input of the second character string is started by use of the second input device and the second character string.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2020
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Applicant: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Masanori NOMURA, Tomohiro OGAWA, Satoru MATSUDA, Takenori OSHIMA, Junichi NAOI
  • Patent number: 10613641
    Abstract: The present invention is intended to realize character string input using two or more devices by an efficient technique. A character string input system includes a first information processing apparatus and a second information processing apparatus. The first information processing apparatus acquires an operation done on a first input device and acquires a first character string on the basis of the acquired operation. The second information processing apparatus acquires an operation done on a second input device and acquires a second character string on the basis of the acquired operation. The first information processing apparatus outputs an input character string on the basis of the first character string acquired by the time input of the second character string is started by use of the second input device and the second character string.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: SONY INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT INC.
    Inventors: Masanori Nomura, Tomohiro Ogawa, Satoru Matsuda, Takenori Oshima, Junichi Naoi
  • Publication number: 20200072333
    Abstract: A lock-up device for a torque converter is disclosed. The lock-up device includes a clutch part, first and second rotary members, a plurality of elastic members and a stopper mechanism. The clutch part is provided between a front cover and a turbine, and transmits the torque inputted to the front cover to the turbine. The first rotary member is disposed between the clutch part and the turbine. The second rotary member is rotatable relative to the first rotary member. The elastic members elastically couple an outer peripheral part of the first rotary member and an outer peripheral part of the second rotary member in a rotational direction. The stopper mechanism is disposed axially between the elastic members and an outer peripheral part of a turbine shell. The stopper mechanism includes an engaging portion restricting an angular range of relative rotation between the first rotary member and the second rotary member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2019
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Inventor: Satoru MATSUDA
  • Patent number: 10544839
    Abstract: A clutch portion is disposed between a front cover and a turbine. A piston is movable in an axial direction and turns the clutch portion into a torque transmission state. A sleeve supports an inner peripheral surface of the piston such that the piston is movable in the axial direction. An oil chamber is supplied a hydraulic oil for activating the piston to turn the clutch portion into the torque transmission state. The sleeve includes an inner peripheral side oil channel and an outer peripheral side oil channel. The inner peripheral side oil channel leads the hydraulic oil residing on an inner peripheral side of the sleeve to an outer peripheral side. The outer peripheral side oil channel leads the hydraulic oil led thereto through the inner peripheral side oil channel to the oil chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: EXEDY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Satoru Matsuda
  • Patent number: 10408321
    Abstract: A lock-up device includes a clutch portion, a piston, a sleeve and an oil chamber plate. The clutch portion is disposed between the front cover and a turbine. The piston is movable in an axial direction. The piston turns the clutch portion into a torque transmission state. The sleeve is fixed to a front cover and includes an outer peripheral surface and a protrusion. The outer peripheral surface supports an inner peripheral surface of the piston such that the piston is movable in the axial direction. The protrusion has an annular shape and protrudes radially outward from the outer peripheral surface. The oil chamber plate has a disc shape and is joined to a piston-side lateral surface of the protrusion of the sleeve. The oil chamber plate defines an oil chamber together with the piston therebetween. The oil chamber is supplied a hydraulic oil for activating the piston.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: EXEDY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Satoru Matsuda
  • Patent number: 10309508
    Abstract: A wheel stator assembly includes a one-way clutch, a stator and a thrust plate. The one-way clutch includes an inner race and an outer race disposed on an outer peripheral side of the inner race. The stator includes a stator carrier and a plurality of stator blades. The stator blades are mounted on an outer peripheral side of the stator carrier. The stator carrier is supported by an outer peripheral part of the outer race. The stator carrier includes an inner peripheral extended part. The inner peripheral extended part extends to an inner peripheral side and is opposed to a lateral surface of the inner race. The thrust plate is disposed axially between the inner race and the inner peripheral extended part of the stator carrier and can contact the lateral surface of the inner race. The thrust plate is rotatable in synchronization with the stator carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: EXEDY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Satoru Matsuda
  • Patent number: 10233978
    Abstract: A lock-up device for a torque converter is configured to transmit a torque from a front cover to a transmission-side member through a turbine. The lock-up device includes a clutch portion, a piston and an elastic member. The clutch portion is disposed between the front cover and the turbine, and includes a clutch plate. The piston is movable in an axial direction. The piston includes a pressing surface for pressing the clutch plate. The piston turns the clutch portion into a torque transmission state. The elastic member is disposed on a same side as the pressing surface of the piston. The elastic member is begins to elastically deform before the pressing surface contacts the clutch plate in conjunction with movement of the piston toward the clutch portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: EXEDY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Satoru Matsuda
  • Publication number: 20190050066
    Abstract: The present invention is intended to realize character string input using two or more devices by an efficient technique. A character string input system includes a first information processing apparatus and a second information processing apparatus. The first information processing apparatus acquires an operation done on a first input device and acquires a first character string on the basis of the acquired operation. The second information processing apparatus acquires an operation done on a second input device and acquires a second character string on the basis of the acquired operation. The first information processing apparatus outputs an input character string on the basis of the first character string acquired by the time input of the second character string is started by use of the second input device and the second character string.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2018
    Publication date: February 14, 2019
    Applicant: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Masanori NOMURA, Tomohiro OGAWA, Satoru MATSUDA, Takenori OSHIMA, Junichi NAOI
  • Patent number: 10162426
    Abstract: The present invention is intended to realize character string input using two or more devices by an efficient technique. A character string input system includes a first information processing apparatus and a second information processing apparatus. The first information processing apparatus acquires an operation done on a first input device and acquires a first character string on the basis of the acquired operation. The second information processing apparatus acquires an operation done on a second input device and acquires a second character string on the basis of the acquired operation. The first information processing apparatus outputs an input character string on the basis of the first character string acquired by the time input of the second character string is started by use of the second input device and the second character string.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: SONY INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT INC.
    Inventors: Masanori Nomura, Tomohiro Ogawa, Satoru Matsuda, Takenori Oshima, Junichi Naoi
  • Patent number: 10082190
    Abstract: A lock-up device for a torque converter transmits a torque from a front cover to a transmission-side member through a turbine. The lock-up device includes a clutch portion and a damper portion. The clutch portion includes a clutch plate and transmits the torque from the front cover toward the turbine. The damper portion includes an elastic member, a holding member and an output-side member. The elastic member attenuates a fluctuation in the torque. The holding member holds the elastic member and is provided with an engaging part integrated therewith. The engaging part is engaged with the clutch plate. The output-side member is rotatable relatively to the holding member within a range of a predetermined angle. The output-side member transmits the torque toward the turbine when the torque is transmitted to the elastic member through the holding member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: EXEDY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Satoru Matsuda
  • Patent number: 10082198
    Abstract: A lock-up device for a torque converter transmits a torque from a front cover to an input shaft of a transmission. The lock-up device includes a clutch portion, a piston and hydraulic oil leading-out portion. The clutch portion is disposed between the front cover and a turbine, and includes at least one clutch plate. The piston is disposed to be axially movable and presses the at least one clutch plate toward the front cover so as to turn the clutch portion into a torque transmitting state. The hydraulic oil leading-out portion is mounted to a piston-side lateral surface of the front cover, and leads a hydraulic oil residing between the front cover and the piston to an oil discharge channel provided in the input shaft of the transmission by utilizing rotation of the front cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: EXEDY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Satoru Matsuda, Mitsuru Kuwahata
  • Patent number: 10082197
    Abstract: A torque converter includes a torque converter body and a lock-up device. The torque converter body includes an impeller, a turbine having a turbine shell, and a stator. The lock-up device directly transmits a torque from a front cover to the turbine, and includes a damper portion and a clutch portion to which the torque from the front cover is inputted. The damper portion includes an output-side member, a plurality of elastic members and a holder plate. The output-side member is coupled to the turbine shell. The plurality of elastic members elastically couple the clutch portion and the output-side member in a rotational direction. The holder plate is rotatable relatively to the output-side member, and holds the plurality of elastic members. The holder plate is supported at an inner peripheral end thereof by an outer peripheral surface of the turbine shell and positions the damper portion in a radial direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: EXEDY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Satoru Matsuda
  • Publication number: 20180269848
    Abstract: An acoustic wave device includes a piezoelectric substrate, a pair of interleaved interdigital transducer electrodes disposed on the piezoelectric substrate, and a dielectric film including silicon oxynitride covering the pair of interleaved interdigital transducer electrodes. The dielectric film exhibits a temperature coefficient of velocity of substantially zero throughout an operating temperature range of the acoustic wave device of between ?55° C. and 125° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2018
    Publication date: September 20, 2018
    Inventors: Satoru Matsuda, Atsushi Nishimura, Yoshiro Kabe
  • Patent number: 10030713
    Abstract: A lock-up device for a torque converter transmits a torque from a front cover to a transmission-side member through a turbine. The lock-up device includes a clutch portion, a piston, a support member, and a synchronization mechanism. The clutch portion is disposed between the front cover and the turbine. The piston is movable in an axial direction. The piston turns the clutch portion into a torque transmission state. The support member supports the piston such that the piston is movable. The support member defines an oil chamber together with the piston. The oil chamber is supplied a hydraulic oil for activating the piston. The synchronization mechanism causes the piston to rotate in synchronization with the support member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: EXEDY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Satoru Matsuda
  • Patent number: 9900969
    Abstract: An antistatic cover which, when the cover covers an insulating resin-made tube, can enhance the certainty of preventing the tube from being electrically charged, and can facilitate attachment to and detachment from the tube. The tubular cover body, is divided in a circumferential direction to form first and second divided portions. The cover body is elastically deformed such that the first and second divided portions separate from each other, and allow the tube to pass through between the first and second divided portions. The cover body has a plurality of first cutaway portions, which pass through at least one of the first and second divided portions in a radial direction of the cover body, and is configured such that, when the cover body is fitted onto the tube, a part of the tube can be exposed through the plurality of first cutaway portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: NIPPON PILLAR-PACKING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kiyotaka Ohmae, Kazukiyo Teshima, Satoru Matsuda, Masaki Miyamoto, Daisuke Urata