Patents by Inventor Satoru Shiga

Satoru Shiga 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: 20190237239
    Abstract: A laminated coil component 1 includes an element body 2, a coil 8 disposed in the element body 2, and a first external electrode 4 and a second external electrode 5, and at least a part of the coil 8 is disposed in a first region A1 and a second region A2 when seen in a facing direction of the pair of side surfaces 2e and 2f, and the coil 8 is not disposed in a third region A3 and a fourth region A4 when seen in the facing direction of the pair of side surfaces 2e and 2f.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Applicant: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hajime KATO, Satoru OKAMOTO, Masahiro KATO, Makoto YOSHINO, Kazuya TOBITA, Yuto SHIGA, Youichi KAZUTA, Noriaki HAMACHI
  • Publication number: 20160139646
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a request unit configured to request information processing to an image processing apparatus via a network; a return unit configured to cause a request processing apparatus to return to a first operation mode from a second operation mode, wherein the request processing apparatus supplements a function when the image processing apparatus executes the information processing, and the request processing apparatus operates in the first operation mode and in the second operation mode in which power consumption is lower than that of the first operation mode; and a determining unit configured to determine whether the requested information processing is a predetermined type. When it is determined that the information processing is the predetermined type, the request processing apparatus is caused to return to the first operation mode from the second operation mode, before the information processing is requested to the request processing apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2015
    Publication date: May 19, 2016
    Applicant: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventor: Satoru SHIGA
  • Patent number: 9140500
    Abstract: When performing heat storage in a heat storage container accommodating a plurality of kinds of heat storage materials with different melting points, heat storage in the heat storage materials is performed such that a higher melting point heat storage material is in a latent heat storage state as much as possible. In other words, heat storage in the heat storage materials is performed in such a manner that the heat storage materials are in the latent heat storage state in which heat can be stored most effectively. In addition, when performing heat release from the heat storage container to heat coolant water in a circulation circuit, heat release is performed from the heat storage material in the sensible heat storage state as a priority, out of the heat storage materials. Accordingly, heat release from the heat storage container in the heat storage state is performed in such a manner that the heat storage materials are maintained in latent heat storage state for as a long period of time as possible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Miyuki Goto, Satoru Shiga
  • Publication number: 20130213632
    Abstract: A thermal control apparatus for a vehicle includes a first circulation circuit provided with an internal heat exchange unit, a cooling heat thermal storage unit, and a warming heat thermal storage unit, a second circulation circuit provided with an external heat exchange unit, and a Peltier element that transfers heat between a thermal medium in the circuit and a thermal medium in the circuit. When a request to cool a vehicle interior can be met by the cooling heat stored in the thermal storage unit, the vehicle interior is cooled using the cooling heat stored therein with the drive of the Peltier element stopped. When a request to heat the vehicle interior can be met by the warming heat stored in the thermal storage unit, the vehicle interior is heated using the warming heat stored therein with the drive of the Peltier element stopped.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2011
    Publication date: August 22, 2013
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Atsushi Morita, Masaki Morita, Miyuki Goto, Satoru Shiga, Shuhei Koyama
  • Patent number: 8475337
    Abstract: When there is an extremely low ambient temperature, an electronic control unit controls operation of a circulation path for coolant water in such a manner that, after starting of an engine, the coolant water is supplied from the engine first to a throttle valve and an EGR valve and then to an oil warmer for a transmission. This solves a failure problem in the throttle valve and the EGR valve caused by frost formation at an early stage. As a result, desired operating performance of the vehicle is quickly ensured and heat management in the vehicle is carried out in a desired manner when there is an extremely low ambient temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masahide Ishikawa, Kaname Uzuki, Atsushi Morita, Keiko Tanaka, Yuki Miyamoto, Satoru Shiga, Masaki Morita, Miyuki Matsuda, Manabu Orihashi, Yoshihiro Saeki, Keiichi Uno, Hiroki Nishimura, Takayuki Kumamoto
  • Publication number: 20120241121
    Abstract: When performing heat storage in a heat storage container accommodating a plurality of kinds of heat storage materials with different melting points, heat storage in the heat storage materials is performed such that a higher melting point heat storage material is in a latent heat storage state as much as possible. In other words, heat storage in the heat storage materials is performed in such a manner that the heat storage materials are in the latent heat storage state in which heat can be stored most effectively. In addition, when performing heat release from the heat storage container to heat coolant water in a circulation circuit, heat release is performed from the heat storage material in the sensible heat storage state as a priority, out of the heat storage materials. Accordingly, heat release from the heat storage container in the heat storage state is performed in such a manner that the heat storage materials are maintained in latent heat storage state for as a long period of time as possible.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2011
    Publication date: September 27, 2012
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Miyuki Goto, Satoru Shiga
  • Publication number: 20120037336
    Abstract: When there is an extremely low ambient temperature, an electronic control unit controls operation of a circulation path for coolant water in such a manner that, after starting of an engine, the coolant water is supplied from the engine first to a throttle valve and an EGR valve and then to an oil warmer for a transmission. This solves a failure problem in the throttle valve and the EGR valve caused by frost formation at an early stage. As a result, desired operating performance of the vehicle is quickly ensured and heat management in the vehicle is carried out in a desired manner when there is an extremely low ambient temperature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2009
    Publication date: February 16, 2012
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masahide Ishikawa, Kaname Uzuki, Atsushi Morita, Keiko Tanaka, Yuki Miyamoto, Satoru Shiga, Masaki Morita, Miyuki Matsuda, Manabu Orihashi, Yoshihiro Saeki, Keiichi Uno, Hiroki Nishimura, Takayuki Kumamoto
  • Patent number: 6028595
    Abstract: A touch-screen display which is able to prevent a displacement of a display position and a touch position. The touch-screen display includes a pointing pen for pointing to a position on the touch panel, and which may represent a position of an operator's eye. Moreover, the touch-screen display includes a correction unit for correcting the pointing position pointed to by the pointing pen. Therefore, the displacement of display position and a touch position caused by an angle of an operator's line of sight can be compensated for.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 1997
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2000
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Satoru Shiga
  • Patent number: 4910632
    Abstract: A lightning arrester having an insulating cylinder which contains resistance elements made of zinc oxide which have a nonlinear voltage-current characteristic are stored. The insulating cylinder is fixed at least one sealing member having passages which connect the inside space of the insulating cylinder with the outside space thereof. These passages are covered with a material adapted to be softened or melted by a heat and are therefore closed in an air-tight manner. The arrester also includes an arc guide for producing arc type spark short-circuit externally of the insulating cylinder due to gas jetted from the passages upon an arc accident in the insulatng cylinder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 1988
    Date of Patent: March 20, 1990
    Assignee: Fuji Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Satoru Shiga, Hirotsugu Koike
  • Patent number: 4866393
    Abstract: A method of diagnosing the deterioration of a zinc oxide type lighting arrester having one or more series-connected non-linear resistance elements including steps of elimination of the effects of capacitive currents from phase currents; obtaining a synthesized waveform using a window type transformer based on the resistance elements alone; and diagnosing the presence of a deteriorated non-linear resistance element by generating a first pulse voltage when the maximum crest value of the synthesized waveforms exceeds a predetermined value, generating a second pulse voltage representative of terminal voltage of the resistance element, and calculating the difference between the first and second pulse voltages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 1987
    Date of Patent: September 12, 1989
    Assignee: Fuji Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiromi Iwai, Masatoshi Nakajima, Hiroshi Asaga, Nobuyuki Takao, Satoru Shiga, Yoshihiro Tanabe