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).

  • Patent number: 11181546
    Abstract: A physical quantity sensor includes a substrate; a movable body that is displaceable about a support axis according to a physical quantity and includes an opening; a support that is provided on the substrate and is located in the opening, and the support includes a first fixed plate and a second fixed plate that are fixed to the substrate and provided so as to sandwich the support axis in plan view; a first beam and a second beam that each connect the first fixed plate with the second fixed plate and are spaced apart from each other; a third beam extending in a direction of the support axis and connecting the first beam with the movable body; and a fourth beam extending in a direction of the support axis and connecting the second beam with the movable body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Inventor: Satoru Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20210356355
    Abstract: An environmental testing laboratory includes a supply port allowing air-conditioned air at a predetermined temperature supplied through the supply port at a predetermined speed, a discharge port facing the supply port and allowing the air be discharged through the discharge port, a flow passage disposed between the supply port and the discharge port and allowing the air to pass through the flow passage part, an installation part disposed at a center of the flow passage and allowing a measurement target in the installation part, and a flow straightening member which is disposed between a sidewall surface of the flow passage part and the installation part and which is configured to straighten an airflow of the air-conditioned air. The sidewall surface of the flow passage part and the first flow straightening member are disposed in parallel with the airflow of the air-conditioned air from the supply port to the discharge port.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2019
    Publication date: November 18, 2021
    Applicant: HITACHI PLANT SERVICES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Makoto TANAKA, Satoru SUGITANI, Tsuyoshi YAMADA
  • Publication number: 20210333303
    Abstract: The physical quantity sensor includes a movable body oscillating around an oscillation axis, and a detection electrode disposed so as to be opposed to the movable body. The substrate has a first area through an m-th area, and the detection electrode is disposed so as to straddle the first area through an n-th area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2021
    Publication date: October 28, 2021
    Inventor: Satoru TANAKA
  • Publication number: 20210333779
    Abstract: Provided is a control apparatus including an acquisition unit configured to acquire a measurement value measured regarding control target equipment, a first control unit configured to output an operation amount of the control target equipment according to the measurement value by at least one of feedback control or feed-forward control, a second control unit configured to output an operation amount of the control target equipment according to the measurement value using a model learnt by using learning data, and a switching unit configured to perform switching between the first control unit and the second control unit by which the control target equipment is controlled.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2021
    Publication date: October 28, 2021
    Inventors: Go TAKAMI, Fumio NISHIJO, Satoru TANAKA
  • Publication number: 20210292283
    Abstract: A compound represented by Formula (I): wherein or the like Y1 is O or the like; Z1 is C(R4) or N; Z2a is C(R5a) or the like; Z3a is C(R6) or the like; R4, R5a and R6 are each independently a hydrogen atom or the like; R1 is substituted or unsubstituted aromatic carbocyclyl or the like; R2a, R2b, R2c and R2d are each independently a hydrogen atom or the like; X is N(R7a) or the like; R7a is a hydrogen atom or the like; R3 is or the like Ring B is a 6-membered aromatic carbocycle or the like; R9a and R10a are each independently halogen or the like; n is an integer from 1 to 5; m is an integer from 0 to 4; and p 1 is an integer from 0 to 3, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2021
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Applicant: Shionogi & Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Satoru TANAKA, Tomoyuki OGAWA, Hiroyuki KAI, Yuki OGATA, Keiichiro HIRAI, Noriyuki KUROSE, Yasuhiko FUJII
  • Publication number: 20210285983
    Abstract: A physical quantity sensor includes, when three directions orthogonal to one another are defined as a first direction, a second direction, and a third direction, a substrate; and a moving member facing the substrate in the third direction via a gap and becoming displaced in the third direction in relation to the substrate. The moving member has a first region that has a plurality of penetration holes penetrating the moving member in the third direction and having a square opening shape as viewed from the third direction, and a second region having no penetration hole. At least one of a length in the first direction and a length in the second direction of the second region is equal to or greater than S0+2×S1, where S0 is a length of one side of the penetration hole, and S1 is a space between the penetration holes next to each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2021
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Inventor: Satoru Tanaka
  • Patent number: 11121384
    Abstract: A frame equipped membrane electrode assembly includes a membrane electrode assembly and a frame member having a first frame shaped sheet provided on an outer peripheral portion of the membrane electrode assembly. An outer peripheral portion of an electrolyte membrane is provided between a cathode and the first frame shaped sheet, stacked on an outer peripheral portion of the cathode, and joined to an inner peripheral portion of the first frame shaped sheet through an adhesive layer. The elastic modulus of the first frame shaped sheet is larger than the elastic modulus of the electrolyte membrane. The elastic modulus of the adhesive layer is smaller than the elastic modulus of the first frame shaped sheet and the elastic modulus of the electrolyte membrane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yutaka Ebato, Satoru Terada, Hiroyuki Tanaka, Matthew J. Beutel
  • Patent number: 11112321
    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: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignees: DENSO CORPORATION, SOKEN, INC.
    Inventors: Ken Tanaka, Shigetoshi Fukaya, Toshiro Suzuki, Satoru Jinno
  • Publication number: 20210260261
    Abstract: An electric breast pump 1 includes a breast placement part 12 in which a breast part including a breast and a nipple of a subject is placed and suction-pressure generating units 10 and 50 that generate a suction pressure in the breast placement part. The suction-pressure generating unit generates a suction cycle including a plurality of sucking operations. The suction cycle includes basic suction and increased suction with an increased suction pressure. A suction pressure difference that increases in the increased suction is a pressure difference at a borderline at which a user perceives a change of a suction pressure. In the suction cycle, the basic suction and the increased suction are each repeated multiple times consecutively at an equal suction pressure. At least a last sucking operation in the suction cycle is extended suction having a longer suction time than those of other sucking operations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2019
    Publication date: August 26, 2021
    Inventors: Yuichiro TANAKA, Satoru SAITO, Sumiko KUROISHI
  • Publication number: 20210265138
    Abstract: A stage includes a stage body having a placement surface and a radio-frequency electrode embedded in the stage body. The stage body is made of ceramics, and the radio-frequency electrode extends in a thickness direction of the stage body in a region below an outer periphery of the placement surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2021
    Publication date: August 26, 2021
    Inventors: Taro IKEDA, Satoru KAWAKAMI, Sumi TANAKA
  • Patent number: 11099087
    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: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignees: DENSO CORPORATION, SOKEN, INC.
    Inventors: Ken Tanaka, Toshiro Suzuki, Satoru Jinno, Shigetoshi Fukaya
  • Publication number: 20210255212
    Abstract: An inertial sensor, includes: a substrate; a fixing portion that is provided on the substrate; a first movable body that faces the substrate and that is displaceable with a first support beam as a first rotation axis; the first support beam that is arranged in a first direction and that couples the first movable body and the fixing portion; a second movable body that is displaceable due to deformation of a second support beam; the second support beam that is arranged in a second direction intersecting the first direction and that couples the first movable body and the second movable body; and a protrusion that is provided on the substrate or the second movable body, overlaps the second movable body in plan view from a third direction and that protrudes toward the second movable body or the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2021
    Publication date: August 19, 2021
    Inventors: Kazuyuki NAGATA, Satoru TANAKA
  • Patent number: 11085946
    Abstract: A physical quantity sensor includes a substrate, a fixed member fixed to the substrate, a movable member displaceable in a first direction with respect to the fixed member, a movable electrode assembly provided in the movable member, a fixed electrode assembly fixed to the substrate and opposing the movable electrode assembly in the first direction, and a restrictor configured to restrict a movable range of the movable member in the first direction. The movable member includes a first outer edge disposed on one side in the first direction and a second outer edge disposed on the other side. The restrictor includes at least one of a first restrictor facing the first outer edge across a gap and a second restrictor facing the second outer edge across another gap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Inventor: Satoru Tanaka
  • Patent number: 11073392
    Abstract: A physical quantity sensor includes: a movable body that includes a beam, a coupling portion that is connected with the beam and is provided in a direction intersecting with the beam, and a first and second mass portions that are connected with the coupling portion at connection positions; a first and second fixed electrodes are opposed to the first and second mass portions; and a protrusion are provided and protrude toward the first and second mass portions. In the intersecting direction, in a case where a distance from connection positions to end portions of the first and second mass portions opposite to the beam is L, and a distance from the protrusions to end portions of the first and second mass portions opposite to the beam is L1, the distance L1 is 0.5 L or longer and 3.1 L or shorter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Inventor: Satoru Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20210223283
    Abstract: A physical quantity sensor includes a substrate, a pair of first elements detecting acceleration in a first direction, and a pair of second elements detecting an acceleration in a second direction. The first element portion includes a first movable portion displaceable in the first direction, first and second movable electrode fingers disposed in the first movable portion, first and second fixing electrode fingers disposed to face the first and second movable electrode fingers, and first and second support portions supporting the first and second fixing electrode fingers. The second element includes a second movable portion displaceable in the second direction, third and fourth movable electrode fingers disposed in the second movable portion, third and fourth fixing electrode fingers disposed to face the third and fourth movable electrode fingers, and third and fourth support portions supporting the third and fourth fixing electrode fingers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2021
    Publication date: July 22, 2021
    Inventor: Satoru TANAKA
  • Patent number: 11035875
    Abstract: A physical quantity sensor includes a substrate, a movable section displaceable in a first direction with respect to the substrate, first and second movable electrode sections provided in the movable section, a first fixed electrode section fixed to the substrate and disposed to be opposed to the first movable electrode section in the first direction, a second fixed electrode section fixed to the substrate and disposed to be opposed to the second movable electrode section in the first direction, a restricting section configured to restrict a movable range in the first direction of the movable section, a first wire provided on the substrate and electrically connected to the first fixed electrode section, and a second wire provided on the substrate and electrically connected to the second fixed electrode section. The first wire and the second wire are respectively cross the restricting section in a plan view of the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Inventor: Satoru Tanaka
  • Patent number: 11022625
    Abstract: A inertial sensor includes a substrate, a fixed portion that is fixed to the substrate, a movable portion is connected to the fixed portion, and is displaceable in an X axis direction, and a movable electrode that is supported at the movable portion, and a frame part includes a first edge that is located on one side of the X axis direction, and is disposed along a Y axis direction, and a second edge that is located on the other side of the X axis direction, and is disposed along the Y axis direction. The fixed portion is disposed further toward the second edge than the first edge, and the substrate includes a first projection that overlaps the first edge, and is disposed to be separated from the first edge, and a second projection that overlaps the second edge, and is disposed to be separated from the second edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Inventor: Satoru Tanaka
  • Patent number: 11009521
    Abstract: A physical quantity sensor includes a substrate, a pair of first elements detecting acceleration in a first direction, and a pair of second elements detecting an acceleration in a second direction. The first element portion includes a first movable portion displaceable in the first direction, first and second movable electrode fingers disposed in the first movable portion, first and second fixing electrode fingers disposed to face the first and second movable electrode fingers, and first and second support portions supporting the first and second fixing electrode fingers. The second element includes a second movable portion displaceable in the second direction, third and fourth movable electrode fingers disposed in the second movable portion, third and fourth fixing electrode fingers disposed to face the third and fourth movable electrode fingers, and third and fourth support portions supporting the third and fourth fixing electrode fingers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Inventor: Satoru Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20210143550
    Abstract: A coil device comprising a coil, and a ferrite core arranged in a hollow portion of the coil, and a resin covering them; the ferrite core being a Ni ferrite core having initial permeability ?i of 450 or more at a frequency of 100 kHz and a temperature of 20° C., and an average crystal grain size of 5-9 ?m, both of temperature-dependent inductance change ratios TLa and TLb and stress-dependent inductance change ratios PLa and PLb being ?0.6% to +0.6%, and both of the sum of TLa and PLa and the sum of TLb and PLb being more than ?1.0% and less than +1.0%; and an antenna comprising it.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2018
    Publication date: May 13, 2021
    Applicant: HITACHI METALS, LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroki YAMAMOTO, Tomoyuki TADA, Satoru TANAKA
  • Publication number: 20210140605
    Abstract: An optical element with which it is possible to control not only the light emission direction but also the illuminance, and an optical system device in which the optical element is used. An optical element having at least a part of a rotation body obtained by rotating a reference planar shape for converting light from a prescribed location into light that is parallel with a prescribed direction, or a parallel translation body obtained by performing a parallel translation on the reference planar shape, wherein: the reference planar shape has an illuminance adjustment part and an emission direction adjustment part; the illuminance adjustment part is shaped so as to convert the direction of light entering from the prescribed location so that the illuminance at the emission direction adjustment part is uniform; and the emission direction adjustment part is shaped so as to convert the direction of light to the prescribed direction by refraction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2018
    Publication date: May 13, 2021
    Inventors: Akifumi Nawata, Satoru Tanaka