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).

  • Patent number: 7069044
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus includes a phone CPU and a game CPU. When a * key is operated during execution of a game, the phone CPU sets a specified bit of a game key register to “1”. The phone CPU is set “1” into the specified bit when there is an incoming call of a phone during the execution of the game. The game CPU pauses the game being in execution when the specified bit is renewed to “1” and restores the specified bit from “1” to “0”. When the * key is operated in a state the game is interrupted, the phone CPU sets “1” into the specified bit. The game CPU restarts the game by canceling the pause.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2006
    Assignee: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Satoru Okada, Masahiro Ishizuka, Takuma Matsunada, Tsuyoshi Kiyuna
  • Patent number: 6994313
    Abstract: A pressure control valve includes a shaft hole formed through a wall surrounding a pressure detecting chamber of a body, the shaft hole being provided with a valve port, a communication shaft inserted through the shaft hole and having an end protruding from the valve port and provided with a valve element, a biasing unit, a branch hole, a sealing member, a pressure sensing cylindrical member, a diaphragm mounted on the open end of the pressure sensing cylindrical member, a terminal wall formed on the body so as to be opposed to the diaphragm, and a stretching member stretched between the diaphragm and the terminal wall, the stretching member being subjected to a spring force the diaphragm receives when the fluid pressure is in the pressure detecting chamber is lower than the predetermined reference pressure, thereby moving the valve element to the opening side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2006
    Assignee: Pacific Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Satoru Okada
  • Patent number: 6980699
    Abstract: When combining a plurality of original images, an image combining and outputting apparatus adjusts the balance of the original images to facilitate the outputting of a favorable combined image. Suitable size information 5013 is stored as attribute information 501 of a background image 500 whose size is not to be adjusted. The size of the input image is adjusted by magnifying or reducing the input image so that the size becomes equal to the size given in the suitable size information 5013. The adjusted input image is then combined with the background image to produce a combined image that is outputted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2005
    Assignee: Minolta Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Satoru Okada
  • Patent number: 6974311
    Abstract: A control valve for a variable displacement compressor has a solenoid, a pressure sensing mechanism, and a valve mechanism. The solenoid has a first end and a second end and a cylindrical body. The pressure sensing mechanism is located on the first end of the solenoid. The pressure sensing mechanism has a pressure sensing chamber and a diaphragm. The diaphragm is displaced in accordance with the pressure in the pressure sensing chamber. The valve mechanism is located on the second end of the solenoid. The cylindrical body has a support end, which supports the diaphragm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2005
    Assignee: Pacific Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takayuki Sakai, Satoru Okada
  • Patent number: 6971629
    Abstract: A control valve is disclosed in which a direct-moved shaft having one end abutted against a diaphragm is direct moved according to deformation of the diaphragm so that a valve element mounted on the other end of the direct-moved shaft is adhered to and separated from an opening edge of a passage, thereby controlling a flow rate of a fluid passing through the passage. The control valve includes a first body enclosing the direct-moved shaft, a second body enclosing the diaphragm, a compressive elastic member deformed when the second body is pressed against the first body, and a holder for holding the second body on the first body while the compressive elastic member is deformed by compression.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2005
    Assignee: Pacific Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Satoru Okada, Takayuki Sakai, Takaaki Ichikawa
  • Publication number: 20050077493
    Abstract: A pressure control valve includes a shaft hole formed through a wall surrounding a pressure detecting chamber of a body, the shaft hole being provided with a valve port, a communication shaft inserted through the shaft hole and having an end protruding from the valve port and provided with a valve element, a biasing unit for biasing the valve element so that the valve element is pressed against an opening edge of the valve port thereby to close the valve port, a branch hole branched from a middle portion of the shaft hole and communicating with the valve port, a sealing member sealing a gap between the communication shaft and an inner wall of the shaft hole, a pressure sensing cylindrical member having a closed end fixed to the communication shaft in the pressure detecting chamber and an open end directed opposite the valve element, a diaphragm mounted on the open end of the pressure sensing cylindrical member, a terminal wall formed on the body so as to be opposed to the diaphragm, and a stretching member st
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2004
    Publication date: April 14, 2005
    Inventor: Satoru Okada
  • Publication number: 20050068648
    Abstract: A transparent and conductive laminate that is substantially decreased in reactive defects, and a display filter, a heat-ray reflecting film and an electromagnetic wave-shielding film comprising the laminate are provided. The laminate includes a transparent substrate, a transparent conductive thin-film layer containing silver, and a protective layer containing a binder material and inorganic fine particles, wherein the transparent conductive thin-film layer is in contact with the protective layer. The generation of reflective defects can be outstandingly reduced. Therefore, a laminate superior in electromagnetic wave-shielding ability, heat-ray reflecting ability and visibility for a long period of time and products comprising the laminate can be obtained.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2004
    Publication date: March 31, 2005
    Applicant: Mitsui Chemicals, Inc.
    Inventors: Masaaki Yoshikai, Satoru Okada, Hirokazu Mizuma, Yukinori Asakawa, Tomoaki Ito, Masanari Ota
  • Publication number: 20050020361
    Abstract: A colorizing method for a display system involves accessing a memory storing monochrome display data for a video game program. User input designates one of a plurality of different color palettes and a color display is generated based on the monochrome display data and the designated palette.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2004
    Publication date: January 27, 2005
    Applicant: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Satoru Okada, Ryuji Umezu, Takanobu Nakashima
  • Patent number: 6847667
    Abstract: A semiconductor laser device emitting a laser beam having stable emitting wavelength and a multimode spectrum is provided. The semiconductor laser device is a Fabry-Perot type semiconductor laser device having a layer structure including an active layer of a quantum well structure, and emitting a laser beam having wavelength stabilized by an action of return light and having a multimode spectrum, wherein each well layer satisfies relation: ?/d?1.3×10?3 nm?1 where ? and d(nm) are an optical confinement factor and a thickness of a well layer, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2005
    Assignees: Mitsui Chemicals Inc., The Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Atsushi Ohkubo, Satoru Okada, Tsuyoshi Fujimoto, Takeshi Koiso, Kiyofumi Muro, Michio Ohkubo, Yutaka Ohki
  • Publication number: 20040268042
    Abstract: An information processing device such as a game machine is selectively connectable to different peripheral devices such as memory devices. The peripheral devices may be provided with characteristics for distinguishing one from another. The information processing device carries out operations based on the peripheral device connected thereto The information processing device may also access memories which store data having different data widths.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2004
    Publication date: December 30, 2004
    Applicant: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Satoru Okada, Kazuo Yoneyama, Masahiko Ota, Ryuji Umezu, Takanobu Nakashima
  • Patent number: 6810463
    Abstract: An information processing device such as a game machine is selectively connectable to different peripheral devices such as memory devices. These peripheral devices may be provided with characteristics for distinguishing one from another. The information processing device carries out operations based on the peripheral device connected thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2004
    Assignee: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Satoru Okada, Kazuo Yoneyama, Masahiko Ota, Ryuji Umezu, Takanobu Nakashima
  • Publication number: 20040188651
    Abstract: A control valve is disclosed in which a direct-moved shaft having one end abutted against a diaphragm is direct moved according to deformation of the diaphragm so that a valve element mounted on the other end of the direct-moved shaft is adhered to and separated from an opening edge of a passage, thereby controlling a flow rate of a fluid passing through the passage. The control valve includes a first body enclosing the direct-moved shaft, a second body enclosing the diaphragm, a compressive elastic member deformed when the second body is pressed against the first body, and a holder for holding the second body on the first body while the compressive elastic member is deformed by compression.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2003
    Publication date: September 30, 2004
    Applicant: Pacific Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Satoru Okada, Takayuki Sakai, Takaaki Ichikawa
  • Publication number: 20040179565
    Abstract: A semiconductor laser device emitting a laser beam having stable emitting wavelength and a multimode spectrum is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2004
    Publication date: September 16, 2004
    Applicants: MITSUI CHEMICALS INC., The Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Atsushi Ohkubo, Satoru Okada, Tsuyoshi Fujimoto, Takeshi Koiso, Kiyofumi Muro, Michio Ohkubo, Yutaka Ohki
  • Publication number: 20040131499
    Abstract: An automatic analytical instrument comprising a plurality of specimen tubes to store specimens, a plurality of storage tubes to store a part of the specimens contained in the specimen tubes by dispensing, a first dispensing unit to dispense the specimens contained in the specimen tubes into the storage tubes, a first turning table to hold a plurality of the storage tubes and transfer them by revolution, a plurality of analytical tubes to store a part of the specimens contained in the storage tubes by dispensing, a second dispensing unit to dispense the specimens contained in the storage tubes into the analytical tubes, a second turning table to hold a plurality of the analytical tubes and transfer them by revolution, an analytical unit to analyze the specimens contained in the analytical tubes, a transfer unit to transfer the analytical tubes held in the second turning table to the analytical unit, an delivering unit to deliver the analytical tubes after analysis is completed, a tube supply unit to supply the
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2003
    Publication date: July 8, 2004
    Applicants: Sysmex Corporation, Ryusyo Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Satoru Okada, Tadahiro Takami, Motoki Koyama, Katsushi Yano, Koichi Miyake
  • Patent number: 6746214
    Abstract: A highly accurate and relatively inexpensive control valve for a compressor. The control valve includes a pressure sensitive portion that has a metal diaphragm, which is machined with a relatively low cost. The diaphragm is held between flanges. The pressure sensitive portion is attached to a control valve portion after being subjected to a pressure leak test. The control valve portion has an engaging piece and a positioning surface. The flange contacts the positioning surface and is fixed by the engaging piece. The positioning surface is formed such that the interval between the diaphragm and the top of the valve chamber becomes a predetermined value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2004
    Assignee: Pacific Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Satoru Okada, Takayuki Sakai, Takaaki Ichikawa
  • Patent number: 6709634
    Abstract: An automatic analytical instrument comprising a plurality of specimen tubes to store specimens, a plurality of storage tubes to store a part of the specimens contained in the specimen tubes by dispensing, a first dispensing unit to dispense the specimens contained in the specimen tubes into the storage tubes, a first turning table to hold a plurality of the storage tubes and transfer them by revolution, a plurality of analytical tubes to store a part of the specimens contained in the storage tubes by dispensing, a second dispensing unit to dispense the specimens contained in the storage tubes into the analytical tubes, a second turning table to hold a plurality of the analytical tubes and transfer them by revolution, an analytical unit to analyze the specimens contained in the analytical tubes, a transfer unit to transfer the analytical tubes held in the second turning table to the analytical unit, an delivering unit to deliver the analytical tubes after analysis is completed, a tube supply unit to supply the
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2004
    Assignees: Sysmex Corporation, Ryusyo Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Satoru Okada, Tadahiro Takami, Motoki Koyama, Katsushi Yano, Koichi Miyake
  • Publication number: 20030219344
    Abstract: A control valve for a variable displacement compressor has a solenoid, a pressure sensing mechanism, and a valve mechanism. The solenoid has a first end and a second end and a cylindrical body. The pressure sensing mechanism is located on the first end of the solenoid. The pressure sensing mechanism has a pressure sensing chamber and a diaphragm. The diaphragm is displaced in accordance with the pressure in the pressure sensing chamber. The valve mechanism is located on the second end of the solenoid. The cylindrical body has a support end, which supports the diaphragm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2003
    Publication date: November 27, 2003
    Inventors: Takayuki Sakai, Satoru Okada
  • Publication number: 20030134149
    Abstract: There is provided a transparent conductive film comprising: a substrate(A), and a transparent conductive layer(B) formed on one main surface of the substrate(A), wherein the layer(B) mainly comprises indium, tin and oxygen atoms, and a resistance variation rate of the layer(B) is 5% or less after 60% to 70% of the surface area of the layer(B) is covered with a 28 wt % aqueous ammonia solution for five hours.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2002
    Publication date: July 17, 2003
    Applicant: Mitsui Chemicals, Inc.
    Inventors: Takehiro Miyashita, Yukinori Asakawa, Akemi Nakajima, Masato Koyama, Masanori Makino, Akira Suzuki, Satoru Okada
  • Publication number: 20030100347
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus includes a phone CPU and a game CPU. When a *key is operated during execution of a game, the phone CPU sets a specified bit of a game key register to “1”. The phone CPU is set “1” into the specified bit when there is an incoming call of a phone during the execution of the game. The game CPU pauses the game being in execution when the specified bit is renewed to “1” and restores the specified bit from “1” to “0”. When the *key is operated in a state the game is interrupted, the phone CPU sets “1” into the specified bit. The game CPU restarts the game by canceling the pause.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2001
    Publication date: May 29, 2003
    Inventors: Satoru Okada, Masahiro Ishizuka, Takuma Matsunada, Tsuyoshi Kiyuna
  • Patent number: D484918
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2004
    Assignee: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Satoru Okada, Kenichi Sugino, Masato Ibuki