Patents by Inventor Satoshi Ando

Satoshi Ando 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: 20210129352
    Abstract: A gripping mechanism includes a pair of inclined surfaces and rolling elements. The pair of inclined surfaces face each other, are inclined in opposite directions with respect to a vertical direction, and approach each other on a lower side. Each of the rolling elements is rollable on the respective inclined surfaces in an obliquely upward and downward direction. An opening space is formed between lower ends of the inclined surfaces, the opening space having a direction Y (horizontal) width smaller than a direction Y width of the respective rolling elements arranged in the direction Y.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2020
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Inventor: Satoshi ANDO
  • Patent number: 10973854
    Abstract: The invention provides a method for producing a retinal tissue by (1) subjecting pluripotent stem cells to floating culture in a serum-free medium containing a substance inhibiting the Wnt signal pathway to form an aggregate of pluripotent stem cells, (2) subjecting the aggregate to floating culture in a serum-free medium containing a basement membrane preparation, and then (3) subjecting the aggregate to floating culture in a serum-containing medium. The invention also provides a method for producing an optic-cup-like structure, a method for producing a retinal pigment epithelium, and a method for producing a retinal layer-specific neural cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignees: Sumitomo Chemical Company, Limited, RIKEN
    Inventors: Tokushige Nakano, Satoshi Ando, Yoshiki Sasai, Mototsugu Eiraku
  • Patent number: 10937770
    Abstract: A light-emitting device having light-emitting elements with high operation stability and light extraction efficiency is provided. The light-emitting device includes: a substrate; light-emitting elements aligned and arranged on the substrate in an arrangement direction; wavelength conversion layers each disposed on each of the light-emitting elements with a light-transmitting adhesive interposed therebetween, each of the wavelength conversion layers having an upper surface smaller than a bottom surface, and a side surface shape in which a length in a lateral direction parallel to the bottom surface and perpendicular to the arrangement direction decreases from the bottom surface toward the upper surface; a light-transmitting plate disposed over the wavelength conversion layers; and a reflective resin covering side surfaces of the light-emitting elements, the wavelength conversion layers, and the light-transmitting plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: STANLEY ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Mitsunori Harada, Kaori Tachibana, Satoshi Ando
  • Publication number: 20200398439
    Abstract: A gripping mechanism which grips an object includes a main body section, a first gripping section, and a second gripping section. The first and second gripping sections are connected, with a space therebetween, to the main body section. The first gripping section includes a first roller and a first frame. The first frame houses the first roller. The first gripping section grips a first portion of an object between an outer surface of the first roller and an inner surface of the first frame using gravity acting on the first roller. The second gripping section includes a second roller and a second frame. The second frame houses the second roller. The second gripping section grips a second portion of the object, differing from the first portion, between an outer surface of the second roller and an inner surface of the second frame using gravity acting on the second roller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2020
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Applicant: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Satoshi ANDO
  • Publication number: 20200365775
    Abstract: Provided is a light-emitting device having a plurality of light-emitting elements with high operation stability and light extraction efficiency. The light-emitting device includes: a light-emitting element; a translucent member which is disposed on the light-emitting element and has a columnar first portion having a bottom surface opposed to an upper surface of the light-emitting element, a second portion formed continuously with the first portion on the first portion and narrowed upward, and a columnar third portion formed continuously with the second portion on the second portion; and a reflective member configured to cover the side surfaces of the translucent member. In this light-emitting device, the height of the first portion of the translucent member in a direction perpendicular to the bottom surface thereof is ? or more the height of the translucent member in the direction perpendicular to the bottom surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2020
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Applicant: STANLEY ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kyotaro KOIKE, Ji-Hao LIANG, Mitsunori HARADA, Kaori TACHIBANA, Shunya IDE, Hiroshi KOTANI, Satoshi ANDO
  • Patent number: 10825972
    Abstract: A semiconductor light-emitting apparatus is constructed by a wiring substrate, at least one semiconductor light-emitting element provided on the wiring substrate, at least one wavelength-converting member provided on the semiconductor light-emitting element, and a light reflection adjusting member directly covering a sidewall of the semiconductor light-emitting element and a sidewall of the wavelength-converting member. The light reflection adjusting member is formed of gray resin including light reflecting fillers and light absorbing fillers for visible light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: STANLEY ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Mitsunori Harada, Kaori Tachibana, Satoshi Ando
  • Patent number: 10710462
    Abstract: A driving device includes a first one-way clutch OWC1 provided on a power transmission path between a driving source and a driven portion which becomes in an engaged state when rotational power in one direction of the driving source side is input to the driven portion side and becomes in a disengaged state when rotational power in the other direction of the driving source side is input to the driven portion side and which becomes in a disengaged state when rotational power in one direction of the driven portion side is input to the driving source side and becomes in an engaged state when rotational power in the other direction of the driven portion side is input to the driving source side, a connection/disconnection unit which is provided in parallel with the first one-way clutch OWC1 on the power transmission path, and a second one-way clutch OWC2 provided in parallel with the first one-way clutch OWC1 and in series with the connection/disconnection unit on the power transmission path which performs an opera
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Nobutaka Yamaguchi, Satoshi Ando, Yoshihito Kurizuka
  • Patent number: 10625963
    Abstract: A feeding device includes a first feeding unit, a second feeding unit, and a fixing structure. The first feeding unit feeds a first recording medium. The second feeding unit is located below the first feeding unit and feeds a second recording medium. The fixing structure takes a first posture or a second posture differing from the first posture. The fixing structure fixes the second feeding unit to the first feeding unit when the fixing structure is in the first posture. The fixing structure fixes the second feeding unit to the first feeding unit by fixing a third frame member of the second feeding unit to a second frame member of the first feeding unit. When the fixing structure is in the second posture, the fixing structure releases linkage between the second feeding unit and the first feeding unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions, Inc.
    Inventor: Satoshi Ando
  • Patent number: 10613461
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an image forming section, a casing, an operation panel, a locking mechanism, and a cutoff section. The image forming section forms an image on paper. The casing houses the image forming section. The operation panel is movable toward at least one side of the casing. The locking mechanism restricts movement of the operation panel. The cutoff section cuts off supply of electricity to the image forming section. The cutoff section cuts off the supply of electricity to the image forming section while the locking mechanism restricts the movement of the operation panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Satoshi Ando, Yasuhiro Miyake
  • Publication number: 20190376518
    Abstract: To provide a housing seal structure in which the sealability between housings using an O-ring is improved. The housing seal structure seals joining portions 57 and 59 of a fixed scroll 24 and a front housing 4, respectively, which are joined to each other, by an O-ring 62 and is provided with a stepped coated portion 64 formed in the joining portion of the front housing on the outside relative to an O-ring groove 63 accommodating the O-ring, having a predetermined width, and extending to the outer peripheral contour of the front housing, a liquid sealing agent 68 charged into the coated portion to be applied thereto, and a contact portion 67 which is formed between the O-ring groove and the coated portion and which the joining portions of the fixed scroll and the front housing contact.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2017
    Publication date: December 12, 2019
    Applicant: SANDEN AUTOMOTIVE COMPONENTS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuri TATENO, Masashi YAGUCHI, Jiro IIZUKA, Satoshi ANDO
  • Publication number: 20190346880
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an image forming section, a casing, and a support structure. The image forming section forms an image on paper. The casing houses the image forming section. The support structure supports the operation panel movably from a first position to a second position. The second position is different from the first position. The first position is a position near the casing. The second position is a position away from the first position in a first direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2019
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Applicant: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Satoshi ANDO
  • Publication number: 20190324393
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an image forming section, a casing, an operation panel, a locking mechanism, and a cutoff section. The image forming section forms an image on paper. The casing houses the image forming section. The operation panel is movable toward at least one side of the casing. The locking mechanism restricts movement of the operation panel. The cutoff section cuts off supply of electricity to the image forming section. The cutoff section cuts off the supply of electricity to the image forming section while the locking mechanism restricts the movement of the operation panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2019
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Applicant: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Satoshi ANDO, Yasuhiro MIYAKE
  • Publication number: 20190312187
    Abstract: A semiconductor light-emitting apparatus is constructed by a wiring substrate, at least one semiconductor light-emitting element provided on the wiring substrate, at least one wavelength-converting member provided on the semiconductor light-emitting element, and a light reflection adjusting member directly covering a sidewall of the semiconductor light-emitting element and a sidewall of the wavelength-converting member. The light reflection adjusting member is formed of gray resin including light reflecting fillers and light absorbing fillers for visible light.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2019
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Inventors: Mitsunori Harada, Kaori Tachibana, Satoshi Ando
  • Publication number: 20190248247
    Abstract: A driving device includes a first one-way clutch OWC1 provided on a power transmission path between a driving source and a driven portion which becomes in an engaged state when rotational power in one direction of the driving source side is input to the driven portion side and becomes in a disengaged state when rotational power in the other direction of the driving source side is input to the driven portion side and which becomes in a disengaged state when rotational power in one direction of the driven portion side is input to the driving source side and becomes in an engaged state when rotational power in the other direction of the driven portion side is input to the driving source side, a connection/disconnection unit which is provided in parallel with the first one-way clutch OWC1 on the power transmission path, and a second one-way clutch OWC2 provided in parallel with the first one-way clutch OWC1 and in series with the connection/disconnection unit on the power transmission path which performs an opera
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Applicant: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Nobutaka YAMAGUCHI, Satoshi ANDO, Yoshihito KURIZUKA
  • Publication number: 20190221550
    Abstract: A light-emitting device having light-emitting elements with high operation stability and light extraction efficiency is provided. The light-emitting device includes: a substrate; light-emitting elements aligned and arranged on the substrate in an arrangement direction; wavelength conversion layers each disposed on each of the light-emitting elements with a light-transmitting adhesive interposed therebetween, each of the wavelength conversion layers having an upper surface smaller than a bottom surface, and a side surface shape in which a length in a lateral direction parallel to the bottom surface and perpendicular to the arrangement direction decreases from the bottom surface toward the upper surface; a light-transmitting plate disposed over the wavelength conversion layers; and a reflective resin covering side surfaces of the light-emitting elements, the wavelength conversion layers, and the light-transmitting plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Applicant: Stanley Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Mitsunori HARADA, Kaori TACHIBANA, Satoshi ANDO
  • Patent number: 10345755
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a restriction member that is rotatable between a first position, in which opening of a locking cover is restrictable in engagement with the locking cover, and a second position in which engagement with the locking cover is disengaged, a coil spring that urges the restriction member to the first position, a solenoid that is driven according to electric conduction to move the restriction member to the second position, a link member that transmits driving force generated in the solenoid to the restriction member, and a restraint part that restrains movement of the link member in a direction crossing a driving direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: KYOCERA DOCUMENT SOLUTIONS INC.
    Inventor: Satoshi Ando
  • Patent number: 10336337
    Abstract: A vehicle drive system includes a slip acquisition unit that acquires occurrence of excessive slip, an addition slip point calculating unit that calculates addition slip points in a time-discrete manner, based on having acquired that the excessive slip has occurred, a cumulative slip point calculating unit that accumulates the addition slip points and calculates a cumulative slip point over time, a drive state switching unit that switches between 2WD and AWD based on cumulative slip points and a drive state switching threshold value, and a cumulative slip point resetting unit triggered by a lateral acceleration correlation value of the vehicle reaching a lateral acceleration threshold value or higher, or a drive force correlation value of the drive wheels reaching a drive force correlation threshold value or higher, to reset the cumulative slip point to a value smaller than the drive state switching threshold value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yusuke Sakaguchi, Masatoshi Noguchi, Satoshi Ando
  • Publication number: 20190185279
    Abstract: A feeding device includes a first feeding unit, a second feeding unit, and a fixing structure. The first feeding unit feeds a first recording medium. The second feeding unit is located below the first feeding unit and feeds a second recording medium. The fixing structure takes a first posture or a second posture differing from the first posture. The fixing structure fixes the second feeding unit to the first feeding unit when the fixing structure is in the first posture. The fixing structure fixes the second feeding unit to the first feeding unit by fixing a third frame member of the second feeding unit to a second frame member of the first feeding unit. When the fixing structure is in the second posture, the fixing structure releases linkage between the second feeding unit and the first feeding unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2018
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Applicant: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Satoshi ANDO
  • Patent number: 10185278
    Abstract: An relay connector fitting structure has a connector, a relay connector, and a chassis. The relay connector is removably fitted with the connector. The chassis has a fitting surface. The chassis has, formed integrally with it, a first stopper restricting movement of the relay connector in a first direction, a second stopper restricting movement of the relay connector in a second direction, and an opposite surface stopper restricting movement of the relay connector to the side opposite from the fitting surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Satoshi Ando, Ryo Matsuyama
  • Publication number: 20180371409
    Abstract: The invention provides a method for producing a cell aggregate containing a ciliary marginal zone-like structure by culturing a cell aggregate containing a retinal tissue in which Chx10 positive cells are present in a proportion of 20% or more of the tissue in a serum-free medium or serum-containing medium, each containing a substance acting on the Wnt signal pathway for only a period before the appearance of a RPE65 gene expressing cell, followed by culturing the “cell aggregate in which a RPE65 gene expressing cell does not appear” thus obtained in a serum-free medium or serum-containing medium, each not containing a substance acting on the Wnt signal pathway and so on.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2018
    Publication date: December 27, 2018
    Applicants: SUMITOMO CHEMICAL COMPANY, LIMITED, RIKEN
    Inventors: Tokushige NAKANO, Satoshi ANDO, Yoshiki SASAI, Mototsugu EIRAKU