Patents by Inventor Satoru Tanaka

Satoru Tanaka 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: 20200056759
    Abstract: An optical device including at least a part of a rotation body acquired by rotating a reference plane shape or a parallelly shifted body acquired by parallelly shifting the reference plane shape, the reference plane shape including an incidence portion allowing light from a predetermined site to enter, an emit portion that reflects the light which has traveled through the incidence portion and which is directly irradiated and a first reflection portion that reflects the reflected light by the emit portion toward the emit portion. The reference plane shape may include a second reflection portion that reflects the light which has traveled through the incidence portion and which is directly irradiated to the emit portion. An optical system apparatus includes a light source placed at the predetermined site.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2018
    Publication date: February 20, 2020
    Inventors: Akifumi Nawata, Nobuyoshi Awaya, Satoru Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10563209
    Abstract: To provide a base sequence for protein expression that can increase the yield of protein such as diastatic enzyme by further activating a promoter of a particular gene. A base sequence 1 for protein expression includes: a gene 3 encoding protein 2; a promoter 4 of the gene 3, the promoter being linked upstream of the gene 3; and a cis element 5 whose activity is improved by an artificial transcription factor 6, the cis element being linked further upstream of the promoter 4. The cis element 5 is represented by SEQ ID NO: 1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Satoru Shinkawa, Shigenobu Mitsuzawa, Maiko Tanaka, Masayuki Machida, Hiroko Hagiwara, Hideaki Koike, Mahoko Kuninaga
  • Publication number: 20200044366
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a printed wiring board includes a wiring board, a connector part, a connection pad provided between the wiring board and the connector part and connected with the connector part with a solder material and a guide groove provided in the wiring board to be continuous to the connection pad, to guide a portion of the solder material from the connection pad.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2019
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Akira TANAKA, Masaya HIRASHIMA, Satoru YASUI, Shukuyo YAMADA, Masashi WATANABE
  • Publication number: 20200041366
    Abstract: A torque detection device includes a first magnetic circuit part, a second magnetic circuit part, a circuit board module, and a sensor housing. The first magnetic circuit part is disposed on one side of a multipolar magnet in an axial direction. The second magnetic circuit part is disposed on the other side of the multipolar magnet in the axial direction. The circuit board module includes plural magnetic sensors mounted thereon and facing the magnetic circuit on one end side in a width direction being included in the plane and intersecting the arrangement direction. The sensor housing is coupled to one end side in the arrangement direction of the circuit board module so as to support the circuit board module on the one end side in the arrangement direction of the circuit board module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2019
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Inventors: Ken TANAKA, Shigetoshi FUKAYA, Toshiro SUZUKI, Satoru JINNO
  • Publication number: 20200041144
    Abstract: A superordinate controlling device for a heat source system (1) including a plurality of heat sources, the superordinate controlling device being applied to the heat source system (1) and controlling heat-pump type chillers (2a) and (2b) and absorption-type chillers (2c) and (2d) in such a manner that a heat transfer medium leaving temperature that is the temperature of a heat transfer medium supplied to an external load (6) is equal to a setting temperature. The heat-pump type chillers (2a) and (2b) each have a higher Coefficient of Performance (COP) than that of each of the absorption-type chillers (2c) and (2d).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2017
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Applicants: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES THERMAL SYSTEMS, LTD., TOKYO ELECTRIC POWER COMPANY HOLDINGS, INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Satoshi NIKAIDO, Koki TATEISHI, Yusuke HAZUI, Yutaka TAKENAKA, Hirotaka HANASAKI, Satoru TANAKA
  • Publication number: 20200039814
    Abstract: A physical quantity sensor includes a substrate, a movable body that is provided displaceably in a state of being opposed to the substrate and is provided with a first through-hole and a second through-hole as through-holes, and a protrusion configured integrally with the substrate at a side of the movable body of the substrate, and in which the protrusion is provided at a position where the protrusion overlaps the through-hole and the movable body in plan view.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2019
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Inventor: Satoru TANAKA
  • Patent number: 10541561
    Abstract: Disclosed is a power feed system which can highly efficiently feed power to a power receiving unit from a power feed-side even though distance fluctuation or lateral shift occurs between a power feed-side helical coil and a power receiving-side helical coil. A distance measuring unit measures a inter-coil distance L1 between the power feed-side helical coil and the power receiving-side helical coil, and a control units, adjust capacitances of a power feed-side varactor and a power receiving-side varactor in accordance with the inter-coil distance L1 measured by the measuring unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Shingo Tanaka, Satoru Horiuchi
  • Patent number: 10542226
    Abstract: An imaging element includes: a pixel chip where a pixel unit and a vertical selecting unit are arranged, the pixel unit including plural pixels that are arranged in a two-dimensional matrix, the pixels being configured to generate and output imaging signals; a transmission chip where at least a power source unit and a transmission unit are arranged; plural capacitative chips, each capacitative chip having capacitance functioning as a bypass condenser for a power source in the power source unit; and plural connecting portions configured to electrically connect the pixel chip, the transmission chip, and the capacitative chip respectively to another chip. The transmission chip is layered and connected at a back surface side of the pixel chip. The capacitative chips are layered and connected at a back surface side of the transmission chip. The connecting portions are arranged so as to overlap one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takanori Tanaka, Masashi Saito, Takatoshi Igarashi, Satoru Adachi, Katsumi Hosogai, Nana Akahane
  • Publication number: 20200020682
    Abstract: A semiconductor device and a method for forming the semiconductor device. The semiconductor device includes: a unipolar component at least including an epitaxial layer; a transition layer connected to the epitaxial layer; and a bypass component connected to the transition layer; the unipolar component and the bypass component are connected in parallel and the transition layer is configured between the unipolar component and the bypass component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2018
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Applicant: Sanken Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroshi SHIKAUCHI, Satoru WASHIYA, Yuki TANAKA, Ning WEI
  • Publication number: 20200020679
    Abstract: A semiconductor device and a method for forming the semiconductor device. The semiconductor device includes: a unipolar component at least including a first epitaxial layer and a first substrate; and a bypass component at least including a second epitaxial layer and a second substrate; the unipolar component and the bypass component are connected in parallel; a difference of a thickness of the unipolar component and a thickness of the bypass component is lower than or equal to a predetermined value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2018
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Applicant: Sanken Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroshi SHIKAUCHI, Satoru WASHIYA, Yuki TANAKA, Ning WEI
  • Patent number: 10531559
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, provided are an electronic device and an electronic component protection substrate in which an electronic component is prevented from entering an irregular state. According to the electronic device of the present embodiment, an electronic component is soldered onto a pattern line of a printed circuit substrate, and a surface of the printed circuit substrate where the electronic component is disposed is formed as a recess such that the thickness of the printed circuit substrate in the recess part is thinned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Akira Tanaka, Masaya Hirashima, Satoru Yasui, Shukuyo Yamada
  • Publication number: 20190391025
    Abstract: A torque detecting device detects a torsional torque between a first shaft and a second shaft based on a torsional displacement of a resilient member linking the first shaft and the second shaft coaxially. The torque detecting device is provided with: a magnet fixed to the first shaft; a first yoke fixed to the second shaft and arranged to be rotatable with respect to the magnet; a second yoke fixed to the second shaft and arranged to be rotatable together with the first yoke with respect to the magnet; a magnetic flux collector which collects magnetic flux; and a magnetic sensor which detects magnetic flux density. The magnetic flux collector is located to face both the first yoke and the second yoke. The magnetic sensor is located between the first yoke, from among the first yoke and the second yoke, and the magnetic flux collector, and detects the magnetic flux density between the first yoke and the magnetic flux collector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2019
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Inventors: Ken TANAKA, Toshiro SUZUKI, Satoru JINNO, Shigetoshi FUKAYA
  • Publication number: 20190383679
    Abstract: A torque sensor includes: a torsion bar coaxially connecting a first shaft and a second shaft; a multipole magnet; a pair of magnetic yokes; and a magnetic sensor capable of detecting a density of magnetic flux formed by the pair of the magnetic yokes and having an inner magnetosensitive surface facing inward in a radial direction and an outer magnetosensitive surface facing outward in the radial direction when viewed along a central axis of the torsion bar. The torque sensor includes: a magnetic flux guiding member capable of magnetically coupling the magnetic yoke and the outer magnetosensitive surface of the magnetic sensor; and a water blocking portion capable of housing the magnetic sensor and the magnetic flux guiding member to restrict the magnetic sensor from coming into contact with water.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2019
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Inventors: Ken TANAKA, Shingo SHIMIZU, Shigetoshi FUKAYA, Satoru JINNO, Toshiro SUZUKI
  • Publication number: 20190355574
    Abstract: A substrate processing method capable of suppressing particles from remaining on a surface of a substrate is provided. In the substrate processing method, a liquid film of a protection liquid is formed on the surface of the substrate, and the substrate is dried by using a supercritical fluid so that the protection liquid is removed from the surface of the substrate. After the substrate is dried, the particles remaining on the surface of the substrate is removed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2019
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Inventors: Itaru Kanno, Hiromi Kiyose, Gentaro Goshi, Naohiko Hamamura, Takuro Masuzumi, Kenji Sekiguchi, Satoru Tanaka, Teruomi Minami
  • Publication number: 20190353678
    Abstract: A physical quantity sensor includes a stationary electrode, an X-axis displaceable movable member, and a movable electrode. The stationary electrode includes first and second movable electrodes arranged side by side along the Y-axis direction. The first and second stationary electrodes respectively include first and second stationary electrode fingers extending from first and second trunks in the ±Y-axis directions. The movable electrode includes first and second movable electrodes arranged side by side in the Y-axis direction. The first and second movable electrodes respectively include first and second movable electrode fingers located on both sides in the Y-axis direction of the first and second trunks, and opposed to the first and second stationary electrode fingers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2019
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Inventor: Satoru TANAKA
  • Patent number: 10476086
    Abstract: A resin-framed stepped membrane electrode assembly for a fuel cell, includes a stepped membrane electrode assembly and a resin frame member. The resin frame member surrounds a membrane outer periphery end of a solid polymer electrolyte membrane and includes an inner protruding portion protruding from the membrane outer periphery end toward a second electrode and is joined to the stepped membrane electrode assembly with an adhesive. The inner protruding portion includes a bank portion, a groove portion, and a ledge portion. The roughness of the bank surface is smaller than a roughness of the groove surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Eri Terada, Kazuo Nunokawa, Satoru Terada, Masaki Tani, Shintaro Tanaka, Seiji Sugiura
  • Patent number: 10456023
    Abstract: An image sensor includes: pixels; first transfer lines configured to transfer imaging signals of shared pixels that are present in a plurality of different rows and share a single column transfer line for each predetermined number of pixels adjacent in a row direction and; a constant current source configured to transfer the imaging signals; output units configured to externally output the imaging signals; and a control unit configured to simultaneously and externally outputs, by simultaneously driving the plurality of shared pixels present in a same single column transfer line in the plurality of different rows, each of the plurality of imaging signals, which are output from the shared pixels and are present in the same column in the plurality of different rows, and externally output all of the imaging signals of the shared pixels present in the plurality of different rows same number of times as the predetermined number.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Nana Akahane, Satoru Adachi, Takanori Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10456022
    Abstract: An imaging device includes: a first chip including a light receiving unit, and a read circuit; a second chip including a timing control circuit, an A/D conversion circuit, and a cable transmission circuit; and a connection unit configured to connect the first and the second chips. The read circuit includes a column read circuit and a horizontal selection circuit, and a vertical selection circuit. The connection unit of the first chip is provided in a first area along a side of the rectangular light receiving unit, and in a second area adjacent to the column read circuit, the horizontal selection circuit, and the vertical selection circuit. The connection unit of the second chip is provided in a third area around the timing control circuit, the A/D conversion circuit, and the cable transmission circuit and in a fourth area adjacent to the timing control circuit and the A/D conversion circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takatoshi Igarashi, Noriyuki Fujimori, Makoto Ono, Masashi Saito, Satoru Adachi, Nana Akahane, Takanori Tanaka, Katsumi Hosogai
  • Publication number: 20190322217
    Abstract: A vehicle periphery display device provided in a vehicle has a right imaging unit and a left imaging unit that acquire captured images from the front side to the rear side of the vehicle. The captured images acquired by the right imaging unit and the left imaging unit are processed into display images having a display region that corresponds to the operation status and are displayed on display units within the vehicle. A region of a display image that is generated in a case where a predetermined operation status condition has been established (a case where a direction indicator has been operated, for example) is wider than a region of a display image that is generated in a case where the operation status condition has not been established.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2019
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Inventors: HIRONORI TANAKA, KIMIHIRO HYOHDOH, KAZUYUKI HORINOUCHI, SATORU TAKANO
  • Publication number: 20190312510
    Abstract: A converter device includes a rectifier circuit to rectify an AC voltage output from an AC power supply, a booster circuit including a plurality of reactors, a plurality of switching elements, and a plurality of backflow prevention elements to boost an output voltage of the rectifier circuit, a smoothing capacitor to smooth an output voltage of the booster circuit, a bus-current detection circuit to detect a value of a current that flows between the rectifier circuit and the booster circuit, a first filter circuit having a first filter time constant, a second filter circuit having a second filter time constant shorter than the first filter time constant, and a control unit to control an operation of the switching elements as a current value detected by the bus-current detection circuit is input to the control unit via the first filter circuit and the second filter circuit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2016
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Inventors: Akito TANAKA, Satoru ICHIKI, Tomohiro KUTSUKI, Daisuke SUZUKI, Akira SAKAI