Patents by Inventor Satoru Okada

Satoru Okada 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: 20190301897
    Abstract: Provided is a crank angle detection device that includes an ACG rotor supported by an end of a crank shaft and configured to rotate integrally with the crank shaft, a metal-plate-made pulsar ring including a ring-shaped plate portion and a detected portion that includes a plurality of convex portions formed at an outer circumference of the ring-shaped plate portion, and being configured to rotate integrally with the ACG rotor with the ring-shaped plate portion fixed to the ACG rotor, and a magnetic sensor arranged at an outer circumference of the pulsar ring and configured to detect the detected portion. Such a crank angle detection device is capable of detecting a crank angle with high accuracy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2019
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Inventors: Toru KISAICHI, Nozomi OKADA, Satoru OKADA
  • Patent number: 10420195
    Abstract: A lighting fixture for attaching to an attachment component is provided. A lamp includes a light source that emits illumination light. A power supply includes a power supply circuit that generates power for causing the light source to emit the illumination light and a power supply housing that houses the power supply circuit. An arm couples the lamp and the power supply and rotatably supports the lamp. The power supply housing houses an infrared communication receiver that receives an infrared signal for controlling the lighting fixture and a radio communication circuit that receives a radio signal for controlling the lighting fixture. The power supply housing includes a first opening through which the infrared communication receiver receives the infrared signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Satoru Sakurai, Naoki Komatsu, Koji Matsushita, Toshizumi Okada, Ryousuke Ijichi, Yuzuru Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10335830
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an ultrasonic probe includes piezoelectric elements, a flexible printed circuit, and one of an air gap layer and a resin layer. The piezoelectric elements transmit and receive ultrasonic waves. The flexible printed circuit located on a rear surface side of the piezoelectric elements and electrically connected to the piezoelectric elements. The air gap layer locates on a rear surface side of the flexible printed circuit and has air gaps. The resin layer is obtained by filling the air gap layer with a resin and locates on the rear surface side of the flexible printed circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Shikata, Takeshi Miyagi, Kengo Okada, Fumiyasu Sakaguchi, Satoru Tezuka, Takashi Takeuchi, Yasuhiro Ona
  • Publication number: 20190133559
    Abstract: The invention has, at a distal end part thereof, an ultrasonic oscillator array in which a plurality of ultrasonic oscillators are arranged; a shielded cable including a plurality of signal lines, and a plurality of metallic shield members disposed outside the signal lines; a wiring part including a plurality of connecting parts that electrically connect the plurality of signal lines to the plurality of ultrasonic oscillators, respectively; a ground part that is electrically connected to the plurality of shield members and has heat conductivity; a sheet-like first heat-conduction member disposed on a side surface of the ultrasonic oscillator array; and a second heat-conduction member that thermally connects the first heat-conduction member to the ground part. Accordingly, an ultrasonic endoscope capable of improving diagnostic accuracy in ultrasonic diagnosis, and a method for manufacturing the ultrasonic endoscope are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2018
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Satoru OKADA, Katsuya YAMAMOTO, Yasuhiko MORIMOTO
  • Publication number: 20190133558
    Abstract: An ultrasonic endoscope includes an ultrasonic vibrator unit provided at a distal end part, the ultrasonic vibrator unit being composed of at least an ultrasonic vibrator array and a first thermally conductive member, the ultrasonic vibrator array having the plurality of ultrasonic vibrators that are arranged in a cylindrical form, the first thermally conductive member being disposed thermally in contact with the ultrasonic vibrator array; a plurality of cables that are electrically connected to the ultrasonic vibrator array; and an electrically conductive structural body that is disposed to extend from a distal end side toward a proximal end side of the ultrasonic endoscope. The ultrasonic vibrator unit and the electrically conductive structural body are connected to each other via an electrically insulating second thermally conductive member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2018
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Yasuhiko MORIMOTO, Katsuya YAMAMOTO, Satoru OKADA
  • Publication number: 20190117200
    Abstract: An ultrasonic endoscope includes a plurality of ultrasonic vibrators; a distal end part that houses the plurality of ultrasonic vibrators; an electrically conductive endoscopic structure housed in or connected to the distal end part; a thermally conductive member connected to the plurality of ultrasonic vibrators; and an electrically insulating thermally conductive member connected to the endoscopic structure. The thermally conductive member and the electrically insulating thermally conductive member are connected to each other. Thus, the ultrasonic endoscope that has a heat release structure which transmits the heat generated from the ultrasonic vibrators to the electrically conductive endoscopic structure housed in the distal end part and which can efficiently release the heat therefrom while electric safety is secured; and that can prevent a burn of an alimentary canal by suppressing a temperature rise of surfaces of the ultrasonic vibrators is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Yasuhiko MORIMOTO, Katsuya YAMAMOTO, Satoru OKADA
  • Publication number: 20190099163
    Abstract: An ultrasonic endoscope has an ultrasonic transducer array in which a plurality of ultrasonic transducers are arranged; a backing material layer on a back side of a plurality of ultrasonic transducers, a wiring board including a plurality of electrode pads that are connected to the plurality of ultrasonic transducers; a plurality of shield cables each including a signal wire and a shield member, a wiring portion in which the plurality of signal wires are electrically connected to the plurality of electrode pads; a ground portion that is electrically connected to the shield members and that have heat conductivity; and a first heat conductive member that extends beyond the backing material layer to a side opposite to the ultrasonic transducer array with respect to the backing material layer and that is thermally connected to the ground portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Publication date: April 4, 2019
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Yasuhiko MORIMOTO, Katsuya YAMAMOTO, Satoru OKADA
  • Publication number: 20190090857
    Abstract: An ultrasonic endoscope has an ultrasonic vibrator array in which a plurality of ultrasonic vibrators are arrayed; a backing material layer that supports the ultrasonic vibrators; shield cables that each include a signal wire and a shield member for the signal wire; a flexible printed wiring board that extends on a side opposite to the ultrasonic vibrator array with respect to the backing material layer and that includes a ground portion electrically connected to the shield members; and a heat conductive layer that is provided on at least one surface of the flexible printed wiring board and connected to the ground portion, the heat conductive layer dissipating heat generated in the plurality of ultrasonic vibrators to the ground portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2018
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Applicant: Fujifilm Corporation
    Inventors: Katsuya Yamamoto, Yasuhiko Morimoto, Satoru Okada
  • Publication number: 20190090847
    Abstract: An ultrasonic endoscope has a laminated body that includes an ultrasonic transducer array in which a plurality of ultrasonic transducers are arranged, and a backing material layer that supports the plurality of ultrasonic transducers; a cable portion that includes a plurality of cables each of which is electrically connected to a corresponding one of the plurality of ultrasonic transducers, and a shield member that covers the plurality of cables from outside and that is made of a metal; and a first heat conductive member that is disposed on a side surface of the laminated body. The first heat conductive member is extended to the shield member that is grounded to a housing and is thermally connected to the shield member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Katsuya YAMAMOTO, Satoru OKADA, Yasuhiko MORIMOTO
  • Patent number: 10031021
    Abstract: Light from a direction (D) different from a predetermined direction is reflected by a tapered surface (21) so as to enter an optical fiber (4) for guiding light entering along the predetermined direction to an appliance. Light from the desired direction (D) may thereby be reflected by the tapered surface (21) according to the angle of the tapered surface (21) and may be made to enter the optical fiber (4). Accordingly, even in a case where the installation position of an optical measurement probe (1) is limited, if the angle of the tapered surface (21) is appropriately set, light from the desired direction (D) may be made to enter the optical fiber (4).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignees: SHIMADZU CORPORATION, HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ryoji Hiraoka, Nobuyuki Iwai, Tetsuya Nagai, Yasuyuki Furukawa, Isao Azumagakito, Mitsuru Kowada, Satoru Okada
  • Patent number: 9759178
    Abstract: There are provided a plug built-in type optical measurement probe capable of obtaining a more accurate measurement value, and an optical measurement device provided with the same. A spark section and a light receiving section are held by a plug main body while being arranged next to each other in a protruding manner such that an end face of a holder is arranged at a position where discharge light from the spark section does not enter the field of view of the light receiving section. Accordingly, the light receiving section can be held in a manner protruding from the plug main body, and entering of the discharge light from the spark section can be restricted by the holder of the light receiving section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignees: SHIMADZU CORPORATION, HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ryoji Hiraoka, Nobuyuki Iwai, Tetsuya Nagai, Isao Azumagakito, Satoru Okada
  • Publication number: 20160349107
    Abstract: Light from a direction (D) different from a predetermined direction is reflected by a tapered surface (21) so as to enter an optical fiber (4) for guiding light entering along the predetermined direction to an appliance. Light from the desired direction (D) may thereby be reflected by the tapered surface (21) according to the angle of the tapered surface (21) and may be made to enter the optical fiber (4). Accordingly, even in a case where the installation position of an optical measurement probe (1) is limited, if the angle of the tapered surface (21) is appropriately set, light from the desired direction (D) may be made to enter the optical fiber (4).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2014
    Publication date: December 1, 2016
    Applicants: SHIMADZU CORPORATION, HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ryoji Hiraoka, Nobuyuki Iwai, Tetsuya Nagai, Yasuyuki Furukawa, Isao Azumagakito, Mitsuru Kowada, Satoru Okada
  • Publication number: 20160045821
    Abstract: An example display system for playing a video game includes a hand-holdable housing; a liquid crystal display; one or more input devices; a first boot ROM storing code that is executed if a video game program for the video game has a first specification; and a second boot ROM storing code that is executed if a video game program for the video game has a second specification.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2015
    Publication date: February 18, 2016
    Inventors: Satoru OKADA, Kazuo YONEYAMA, Masahiko OTA, Ryuji UMEZU, Takanobu NAKASHIMA
  • Patent number: 9239298
    Abstract: There are provided an optical measurement probe capable of obtaining a more stable measurement result, and an optical measurement device provided with the same. An incidence surface of an optical window to be used in a high temperature environment is covered by a deposited film. The optical window is formed of sapphire, and the deposited film is formed from SiO2. Adhesion of dirt to the incidence surface, and an influence, on a measurement result, of the adhesion of dirt on the incidence surface can thereby be prevented, and a more stable measurement result can be obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2016
    Assignees: SHIMADZU CORPORATION, HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tetsuya Nagai, Nobuyuki Iwai, Yasuyuki Furukawa, Ryoji Hiraoka, Isao Azumagakito, Satoru Okada
  • Patent number: 9205326
    Abstract: An example display system for playing a video game includes a hand-holdable housing; a liquid crystal display; one or more input devices; a first boot ROM storing code that is executed if a video game program for the video game has a first specification; and a second boot ROM storing code that is executed if a video game program for the video game has a second specification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Satoru Okada, Kazuo Yoneyama, Masahiko Ota, Ryuji Umezu, Takanobu Nakashima
  • Publication number: 20150085283
    Abstract: There are provided an optical measurement probe capable of obtaining a more stable measurement result, and an optical measurement device provided with the same. An incidence surface of an optical window to be used in a high temperature environment is covered by a deposited film. The optical window is formed of sapphire, and the deposited film is formed from SiO2. Adhesion of dirt to the incidence surface, and an influence, on a measurement result, of the adhesion of dirt on the incidence surface can thereby be prevented, and a more stable measurement result can be obtained.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Applicants: SHIMADZU CORPORATION, HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tetsuya Nagai, Nobuyuki Iwai, Yasuyuki Furukawa, Ryoji Hiraoka, Isao Azumagakito, Satoru Okada
  • Publication number: 20150054514
    Abstract: There are provided a plug built-in type optical measurement probe capable of obtaining a more accurate measurement value, and an optical measurement device provided with the same. A spark section and a light receiving section are held by a plug main body while being arranged next to each other in a protruding manner such that an end face of a holder is arranged at a position where discharge light from the spark section does not enter the field of view of the light receiving section. Accordingly, the light receiving section can be held in a manner protruding from the plug main body, and entering of the discharge light from the spark section can be restricted by the holder of the light receiving section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Applicants: SHIMADZU CORPORATION, HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ryoji Hiraoka, Nobuyuki Iwai, Tetsuya Nagai, Isao Azumagakito, Satoru Okada
  • Publication number: 20140295965
    Abstract: An example display system for playing a video game includes a hand-holdable housing; a liquid crystal display; one or more input devices; a first boot ROM storing code that is executed if a video game program for the video game has a first specification; and a second boot ROM storing code that is executed if a video game program for the video game has a second specification.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventors: Satoru OKADA, Kazuo Yoneyama, Masahiko Ota, Ryuji Umezu, Takanobu Nakashima
  • Patent number: 8821287
    Abstract: A hand-held display system for playing video games includes a housing grippable by a user's hands, a liquid crystal display viewable by the user gripping the housing, input devices operable by the user when the user grips the housing and a connector for, in use, operatively connecting to portable storage media storing video game programs for the video games. First processing circuitry processes video game programs having a first program specification and second processing circuitry processes video game programs having a second program specification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Satoru Okada, Kazuo Yoneyama, Masahiko Ota, Ryuji Umezu
  • Patent number: 8241484
    Abstract: [Problem] To provide a membrane treatment method and a membrane treatment apparatus for ballast water using a membrane module, which are capable of inhibiting the formation of scale on the membrane surface to reduce fouling, using a simple installation. [Means for Solving the Problem] The membrane treatment method and the membrane treatment apparatus for ballast water using a membrane module according to the invention, having a membrane treatment tank 2 and a membrane module 1 provided in the tank for continuously performing filtration while ballast water is being passed thereto as raw water; wherein a positive electrode and a negative electrode are provided in the membrane treatment tank 2 so as to come into contact with raw water in the tank, and a current passing means is provided in the tank for applying a voltage between the electrodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masahiro Saito, Gaku Taniguchi, Taishi Sato, Satoru Okada