Patents by Inventor Satoru Ozaki

Satoru Ozaki 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: 20220008489
    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: September 26, 2019
    Publication date: January 13, 2022
    Applicants: MEIJI CO., LTD., NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION HAMAMATSU UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
    Inventors: Takashi ITO, Mitsutoshi SETOU, Satoru OZAKI, Chinami MIZOGUCHI, Yukio ASAMI
  • Patent number: 11173185
    Abstract: Provided is a method of producing a culture product of a microorganism, for obtaining a culture product excellent in anti-inflammatory property in which a ratio between the production amounts of IL-10 and IL-12 (ratio of IL-10/IL-12) is large. Specifically, provided is a method of producing a culture product of Lactobacillus plantarum, including culturing Lactobacillus plantarum using a medium containing an unsaturated fatty acid ester until a time point at or before an end of a logarithmic growth phase, to thereby obtain a culture product of Lactobacillus plantarum. The unsaturated fatty acid ester is an ester formed through a reaction between a monovalent or polyvalent unsaturated fatty acid and a polyhydric alcohol, or a derivative of the ester. A preferred example of the unsaturated fatty acid ester is a monooleic acid ester.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: MEIJI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Keisuke Furuichi, Takayuki Toshimitsu, Satoru Ozaki
  • Patent number: 11091950
    Abstract: A door control device includes: a speed control unit configured to perform speed control of an electric motor that drives a door; a speed detection unit configured to detect a speed of the door; and an obstruction detection unit configured to detect obstruction between the door and a door pocket, upon a value of the speed of the door detected by the speed detection unit decreasing by a first predetermined value or more with respect to a speed command value in the speed control during a door opening operation of the door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: FUJI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Satoru Ozaki, Kenji Fujita
  • Publication number: 20210230914
    Abstract: A control system for an electrically-operated railroad car end door includes, an actuator, a processor, and a memory storing program instructions that cause the processor to instruct the actuator to begin generating a braking force applied to the railroad car end door in response to an opening of the railroad car end door, and determine whether the railroad car end door is being manually opened by a person based on information related to a state of the railroad car end door while the braking force is being generated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2020
    Publication date: July 29, 2021
    Inventor: Satoru OZAKI
  • Publication number: 20200016221
    Abstract: Provided is a method of producing a culture product of a microorganism, for obtaining a culture product excellent in anti-inflammatory property in which a ratio between the production amounts of IL-10 and IL-12 (ratio of IL-10/IL-12) is large. Specifically, provided is a method of producing a culture product of Lactobacillus plantarum, including culturing Lactobacillus plantarum using a medium containing an unsaturated fatty acid ester until a time point at or before an end of a logarithmic growth phase, to thereby obtain a culture product of Lactobacillus plantarum. The unsaturated fatty acid ester is an ester formed through a reaction between a monovalent or polyvalent unsaturated fatty acid and a polyhydric alcohol, or a derivative of the ester. A preferred example of the unsaturated fatty acid ester is a monooleic acid ester.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2017
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Inventors: Keisuke Furuichi, Takayuki Toshimitsu, Satoru Ozaki
  • Publication number: 20190360255
    Abstract: A door control device includes: a speed control unit configured to perform speed control of an electric motor that drives a door; a speed detection unit configured to detect a speed of the door; and an obstruction detection unit configured to detect obstruction between the door and a door pocket, upon a value of the speed of the door detected by the speed detection unit decreasing by a first predetermined value or more with respect to a speed command value in the speed control during a door opening operation of the door.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2019
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Inventors: Satoru OZAKI, Kenji FUJITA
  • Publication number: 20190276932
    Abstract: A film forming apparatus includes a chamber configured to store a workpiece, an electrode to which power is supplied to form a film on the workpiece, the electrode being disposed in the chamber, and a temperature adjustment device. The temperature adjustment device adjusts a temperature of the electrode so that the temperature of the electrode is kept substantially constant in a film forming process for forming the film on the workpiece and in processes other than the film forming process during a series of film forming processes for forming the film on the workpiece to prevent separation of a film forming material deposited on the electrode from the electrode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2018
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Inventors: Yuu TOKUTAKE, Satoru OZAKI, Naoki YOSHIOKA, Suguru TANAKA, Takaharu NISHIHARA
  • Patent number: 9619171
    Abstract: The storage system of the present invention is able to generate one virtual logical device from different logical devices which exist in each of the different storage control units and remote-copy all or part of the virtual logical device to another logical device. The same virtual identifier is set for a volume of the first storage unit and for a volume of the second storage unit. The path control unit of the host identifies a plurality of volumes which have the same virtual identifier as one virtual volume. A remote copy pair can also be set by a virtual volume and a volume of the third storage unit. The setting of the virtual volume and the setting of the remote copy can be performed by means of an instruction from the management server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshihito Nakagawa, Satoru Ozaki
  • Publication number: 20170067142
    Abstract: Provided is a structure configured such that even when resin, such as methacryl resin, exhibiting a low adhesion to a metal thin film is used, the resin and the metal thin film are firmly stacked in close contact with each other, and a film formation method capable of manufacturing a structure in which a metal thin film is, with a high adhesion, formed on a resin work exhibiting a low adhesion to the metal thin film, wherein the structure is configured such that an Al thin film 102 is, by sputtering, formed on a work W made of methacryl resin to form a stack of the work W and the Al thin film 102, and has a mixed region 101 of Al, Si, O, and C between the work W and the Al thin film 102. In the mixed region 101, Al is covalently bound to any one of Si, O, and C, or Al, Si, O, and C form a diffusion mixed layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2015
    Publication date: March 9, 2017
    Inventors: Akina ICHIOKA, Toshinori YOSHIMUTA, Satoshi TOKUDA, Daisuke IMAI, Satoru OZAKI, Yuu TOKUTAKE
  • Publication number: 20170058394
    Abstract: A film formation device for forming a metal thin film on a polycarbonate work molded by a resin molding machine, comprises: a film former including a chamber configured to house the work, and a sputtering electrode including a target material and disposed in the chamber; and a carrier configured to carry the work molded by the resin molding machine from the resin molding machine to the chamber within such a short time period that no moisture adheres to a surface of the work.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2016
    Publication date: March 2, 2017
    Inventors: Akina ICHIOKA, Toshinori YOSHIMUTA, Satoshi TOKUDA, Naoki YOSHIOKA, Satoko UENO, Satoru OZAKI
  • Patent number: 9003145
    Abstract: Computer system comprising a first primary storage apparatus and a first secondary storage apparatus and a second primary storage apparatus and a second secondary storage apparatus, a first virtual volume of the second primary storage apparatus is externally connected to a first primary volume of the first primary storage apparatus, a total cache-through mode is configured as a cache mode in a case where a read command is supplied by the first host apparatus, unique information for the first primary volume is configured for the first virtual volume, a path to the first primary volume is switched from the first host apparatus to a path via the first virtual volume, and a second primary volume in the second primary storage apparatus is configured to form a copy pair with a second secondary volume in the second secondary storage apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kenichi Sawa, Keishi Tamura, Satoru Ozaki
  • Publication number: 20140351365
    Abstract: Computer system comprising a first primary storage apparatus and a first secondary storage apparatus and a second primary storage apparatus and a second secondary storage apparatus, a first virtual volume of the second primary storage apparatus is externally connected to a first primary volume of the first primary storage apparatus, a total cache-through mode is configured as a cache mode in a case where a read command is supplied by the first host apparatus, unique information for the first primary volume is configured for the first virtual volume, a path to the first primary volume is switched from the first host apparatus to a path via the first virtual volume, and a second primary volume in the second primary storage apparatus is configured to form a copy pair with a second secondary volume in the second secondary storage apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2014
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Applicant: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kenichi SAWA, Keishi TAMURA, Satoru OZAKI
  • Patent number: 8890452
    Abstract: A control device for an electrically driven door is provided that can enhance the sensitivity of detection of a door pinch state and that can prevent a passenger from being pressed when the door pinch state occurs. The control device includes a driving force instruction value producing unit that outputs a driving force instruction value of the electrically driven door, a state observing unit that estimates a mechanical resistant force to a door driving system, a reference model that determines a dynamic characteristic of the electrically driven door to the mechanical resistant force estimated by the state observing unit, a gain compensator that computes a control compensation value that makes an output of the reference model coincide with an actual speed of the electrically driven door; and an adder that adds the control compensation value computed by the gain compensator to the driving force instruction value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Fuji Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Satoru Ozaki
  • Patent number: 8832386
    Abstract: A management server and a data migration method enabling a storage apparatus to be replaced while retaining data consistency and without halting access by a host apparatus are proposed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kenichi Sawa, Keishi Tamura, Satoru Ozaki
  • Publication number: 20140149666
    Abstract: The storage system of the present invention is able to generate one virtual logical device from different logical devices which exist in each of the different storage control units and remote-copy all or part of the virtual logical device to another logical device. The same virtual identifier is set for a volume of the first storage unit and for a volume of the second storage unit. The path control unit of the host identifies a plurality of volumes which have the same virtual identifier as one virtual volume. A remote copy pair can also be set by a virtual volume and a volume of the third storage unit. The setting of the virtual volume and the setting of the remote copy can be performed by means of an instruction from the management server.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2014
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Applicant: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshihito NAKAGAWA, Satoru OZAKI
  • Patent number: 8683157
    Abstract: The storage system of the present invention is able to generate one virtual logical device from different logical devices which exist in each of the different storage control units and remote-copy all or part of the virtual logical device to another logical device. The same virtual identifier is set for a volume of the first storage unit and for a volume of the second storage unit. The path control unit of the host identifies a plurality of volumes which have the same virtual identifier as one virtual volume. A remote copy pair can also be set by a virtual volume and a volume of the third storage unit. The setting of the virtual volume and the setting of the remote copy can be performed by means of an instruction from the management server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshihito Nakagawa, Satoru Ozaki
  • Patent number: 8489845
    Abstract: A pool, which is configured by multiple actual areas, is formed on the basis of two or more storage devices. A second storage control apparatus (DKC) determines, for each storage device, an unused capacity to be given to a first DKC with respect to each first DKC based on an unused capacity of each storage device and a request value of each storage device for each first DKC, and gives, for each first DKC, the unused capacity for each storage device determined with respect to the first DKC, to this first DKC. The request value of the storage device is based on a performance value, which is a value related to the performance of this storage device. The total capacity of multiple actual areas allocated to the virtual volumes by the first DKC is equal to or less than the unused capacity given with respect to each storage device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Satoru Ozaki, Yuko Matsui, Masayuki Yamamoto, Shigeo Homma, Hiroshi Kawano
  • Publication number: 20130080723
    Abstract: A management server and a data migration method enabling a storage apparatus to be replaced while retaining data consistency and without halting access by a host apparatus are proposed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2011
    Publication date: March 28, 2013
    Inventors: Kenichi Sawa, Keishi Tamura, Satoru Ozaki
  • Publication number: 20130025203
    Abstract: A control device for an electrically driven door is provided that can enhance the sensitivity of detection of a door pinch state and that can prevent a passenger from being pressed when the door pinch state occurs. The control device includes a driving force instruction value producing unit that outputs a driving force instruction value of the electrically driven door, a state observing unit that estimates a mechanical resistant force to a door driving system, a reference model that determines a dynamic characteristic of the electrically driven door to the mechanical resistant force estimated by the state observing unit, a gain compensator that computes a control compensation value that makes an output of the reference model coincide with an actual speed of the electrically driven door; and an adder that adds the control compensation value computed by the gain compensator to the driving force instruction value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2012
    Publication date: January 31, 2013
    Applicant: FUJI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Satoru OZAKI
  • Publication number: 20120324202
    Abstract: A pool, which is configured by multiple actual areas, is formed on the basis of two or more storage devices. A second storage control apparatus (DKC) determines, for each storage device, an unused capacity to be given to a first DKC with respect to each first DKC based on an unused capacity of each storage device and a request value of each storage device for each first DKC, and gives, for each first DKC, the unused capacity for each storage device determined with respect to the first DKC, to this first DKC. The request value of the storage device is based on a performance value, which is a value related to the performance of this storage device. The total capacity of multiple actual areas allocated to the virtual volumes by the first DKC is equal to or less than the unused capacity given with respect to each storage device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2011
    Publication date: December 20, 2012
    Applicant: HITACHI, LTD.
    Inventors: Satoru Ozaki, Yuko Matsui, Masayuki Yamamoto, Shigeo Homma, Hiroshi Kawano