Patents by Inventor Satoshi Furukawa

Satoshi Furukawa 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: 20220229367
    Abstract: A radiation-sensitive resin composition includes: a first polymer including a structural unit which includes an acid-labile group; a second polymer including a structural unit represented by formula (1); and a radiation-sensitive acid generator. R1 represents a monovalent organic group having 1 to 20 carbon atoms; R2 represents a monovalent organic group having 1 to 20 carbon atoms; X represents a divalent organic group having 1 to 20 carbon atoms; and Y represents a divalent hydrocarbon group having 1 to 20 carbon atoms. The divalent organic group represented by X, the monovalent organic group represented by R2, or both has a fluorine atom.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2022
    Publication date: July 21, 2022
    Applicant: JSR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryuichi NEMOTO, Satoshi OKAZAKI, Taiichi FURUKAWA
  • Publication number: 20220221811
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes: a main casing; a photosensitive drum rotatable about an axis extending in a first direction; a developing cartridge; a transfer unit; a solvent cartridge accommodating solvent for dissolving toner; an applicator applying the solvent to the toner on a sheet; and a cover movable between an open position and a closed position. The developing cartridge and the solvent cartridge are detachably attachable to the main casing independently of each other. The developing cartridge and the solvent cartridge are positioned between the applicator and the cover in a second direction crossing the first direction, and the solvent cartridge is positioned closer to the applicator than the developing cartridge is to the applicator in a state where the developing cartridge and the solvent cartridge are attached to the main casing and the cover is at the closed position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2022
    Publication date: July 14, 2022
    Applicant: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yutaka KAKIGAHARA, Satoshi MURATA, Masataka KAMIYA, Masaaki FURUKAWA, Yasuo FUKAMACHI, Kazutoshi NAKAMURA, Hideshi NISHIYAMA, Keita SHIMIZU, Keita HIRONAKA, Mariko MOGI, Naoya KAMIMURA, Kazuma HINOUE, Kouichi SUGIMOTO, Shinya KUSUDA, Shunji YOSHIMOTO
  • Publication number: 20210320608
    Abstract: A power device includes: a DC voltage output circuit that generates a DC internal power voltage from external supply power; a capacitor that is connected to the internal power voltage; and a voltage supply control circuit that monitors a voltage level of the internal power voltage and that, when detecting a drop in the internal power voltage, cuts off supply of the internal power voltage. The power device supplies internal power to a load. The power device supplies, to a first load that is a part of the load, the internal power voltage, and supplies, to a second load that is a load other than the first load, the internal power voltage via the voltage supply control circuit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2019
    Publication date: October 14, 2021
    Inventors: SATOSHI FURUKAWA, YUSUKE SHIMOGAKI
  • Publication number: 20210301691
    Abstract: A heat management system disclosed herein is used for an electric vehicle. The heat management system may include an oil cooler, an oil pump, a converter cooler, a first heat exchanger, a second heat exchanger, a first channel, a second channel, a channel valve, a bypass channel, and a controller. The channel valve may be configured to select a first valve position and a second valve position. The bypass channel may be configured to allow the first heat medium to bypass the first heat exchanger and circulate between the oil cooler and the converter cooler when the second valve position is selected. The controller may be configured to control the channel valve such that the channel valve selects the first valve position and activate the oil pump in response to the temperature of the first heat medium in the first channel becoming higher than a predetermined upper limit temperature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2021
    Publication date: September 30, 2021
    Inventors: Yoshio HASEGAWA, Hiroo OHASHI, Satoshi FURUKAWA, Yoshihiro ISHIHARA
  • Patent number: 11102865
    Abstract: A lighting control circuit includes: a light-emitting element which includes a first terminal and a second terminal; a first shunt resistance element which is connected in parallel to the light-emitting element between the first terminal and the second terminal; and a control circuit which turns, into a conducting state, a first current path extending between the first terminal and the second terminal via the first shunt resistance element when a potential difference between the first terminal and the second terminal is greater than a first threshold value and turns, into a non-conducting state, the first current path when the potential difference is smaller than the first threshold value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO. LTD
    Inventors: Satoshi Furukawa, Kiminori Shimizu, Yusuke Shimogaki
  • Patent number: 11062175
    Abstract: A reduced attention state estimation system includes an eyeball movement and eyelid activity measurement unit that measures an eyeball movement and an eyelid activity of a subject to obtain eyeball movement and eyelid activity data, a section determination unit that determines an eye opening section, an eye closing section, an eye-blinking section and a cluster section based on the eyeball movement and eyelid activity data, an eyeball movement and eyelid activity-related information calculation unit that calculates a sharpness of microsaccade or the like for each eye opening section based on the eyeball movement and eyelid activity data, and an attention assessment unit that determines an attention assessment or the like for an eye opening/cluster section, which is an eye opening section and cluster section, based on the sharpness of microsaccade or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignees: Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, National Center of Neurology and Psychiatry
    Inventors: Takashi Abe, Satoshi Furukawa, Katsuhiko Ogata, Kazuo Mishima, Shingo Kitamura
  • Publication number: 20210112643
    Abstract: A lighting control circuit includes: a light-emitting element which includes a first terminal and a second terminal; a first shunt resistance element which is connected in parallel to the light-emitting element between the first terminal and the second terminal; and a control circuit which turns, into a conducting state, a first current path extending between the first terminal and the second terminal via the first shunt resistance element when a potential difference between the first terminal and the second terminal is greater than a first threshold value and turns, into a non-conducting state, the first current path when the potential difference is smaller than the first threshold value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2019
    Publication date: April 15, 2021
    Applicant: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Satoshi Furukawa, Kiminori Shimizu, Yusuke Shimogaki
  • Publication number: 20200218935
    Abstract: A reduced attention state estimation system includes an eyeball movement and eyelid activity measurement unit that measures an eyeball movement and an eyelid activity of a subject to obtain eyeball movement and eyelid activity data, a section determination unit that determines an eye opening section, an eye closing section, an eye-blinking section and a cluster section based on the eyeball movement and eyelid activity data, an eyeball movement and eyelid activity-related information calculation unit that calculates a sharpness of microsaccade or the like for each eye opening section based on the eyeball movement and eyelid activity data, and an attention assessment unit that determines an attention assessment or the like for an eye opening/cluster section, which is an eye opening section and cluster section, based on the sharpness of microsaccade or the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2017
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Inventors: Takashi Abe, Satoshi Furukawa, Katsuhiko Ogata, Kazuo Mishima, Shingo Kitamura
  • Publication number: 20170088882
    Abstract: A carrier for detecting food poisoning bacteria that is used to simultaneously detect Escherichia coli, Salmonella, Staphylococcus aureus, and Vibrio parahaemolyticus includes a plurality of probes comprising: a probe from a region of pyrH gene of Escherichia coli; a probe from a region of vtx1 gene of Escherichia coli; a probe from a region of vtx2 gene of Escherichia coli; a probe from a region of invA gene of Salmonella; a probe from a region of dnaJ gene of Staphylococcus aureus; a probe from a region of toxR gene of Vibrio parahaemolyticus; a probe from a region of tdh gene of Vibrio parahaemolyticus; a probe from a region of trh1 gene of Vibrio parahaemolyticus; and a probe from a region of trh2 gene of Vibrio parahaemolyticus, wherein the probes are immobilized on the carrier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2016
    Publication date: March 30, 2017
    Applicant: TOYO SEIKAN GROUP HOLDINGS, LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuki Nakajima, Takaaki Yamasaki, Satoshi Furukawa
  • Publication number: 20170081709
    Abstract: A method for simultaneously detecting enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli and Escherichia coli (including enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli) includes extracting genomic DNA from a sample; performing multiplex PCR for amplifying DNA fragments comprising a region of a uridine monophosphate kinase gene (pyrH) of Escherichia coli, DNA fragments comprising a region of a verotoxin 1 gene (vtx1) of Escherichia coli, and DNA fragments comprising a region of a verotoxin 2 gene (vtx2) of Escherichia coli, wherein the genomic DNA is used as a template; and simultaneously detecting presence or absence of each amplified product, whereby presence or absence of enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli and Escherichia coli in the sample is simultaneously detected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2016
    Publication date: March 23, 2017
    Applicant: TOYO SEIKAN GROUP HOLDINGS, LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuki Nakajima, Takaaki Yamasaki, Satoshi Furukawa
  • Patent number: 9194458
    Abstract: The durability of a frictional power transmission belt is improved. A V-ribbed belt (10) comprises an adhesion rubber portion (12) and a compression rubber portion (14) provided below the adhesion rubber portion (12). A cord (11) that is a tension member of the belt is embedded in the adhesion rubber portion (12). The adhesion rubber portion (12) includes an upper layer (12A) constituting the upper side and a lower layer (12B) constituting the lower side, which are located across the cord (11). The upper layer (12A) and the lower layer (12B) are obtained by vulcanizing a rubber composition including a high-viscosity elastomer such as EPM or EPDM, and a low-viscosity elastomer which is lower in Mooney viscosity than the high-viscosity elastomer, and contain modified nylon microfibers as short fibers (21A), (21B), respectively. The short fibers (21A), (21B) are oriented, respectively, in the width direction and longitudinal direction of the belt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: GATES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Satoshi Furukawa, Kazuma Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 9137869
    Abstract: An illumination apparatus includes a light emitting unit having at least one first light emitting element and at least one second light emitting element connected in series with each other. Further, the illumination apparatus includes a keying circuit for electrically closing a first power supply path which passes through both the first and the second light emitting element from the power supply circuit or the capacitive element or a second power supply path which passes through the first light emitting element without passing through the second light emitting element from the capacitive element. The keying circuit is set in a state in which the first power supply path is electrically closed during a power supply, and is set in a state in which the second power supply path is electrically closed when a reduction in quantity of charges of the capacitive element is detected after the power supply is stopped.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Satoshi Furukawa, Akira Takahashi
  • Publication number: 20150208477
    Abstract: An illumination apparatus includes a light emitting unit having at least one first light emitting element and at least one second light emitting element connected in series with each other. Further, the illumination apparatus includes a keying circuit for electrically closing a first power supply path which passes through both the first and the second light emitting element from the power supply circuit or the capacitive element or a second power supply path which passes through the first light emitting element without passing through the second light emitting element from the capacitive element. The keying circuit is set in a state in which the first power supply path is electrically closed during a power supply, and is set in a state in which the second power supply path is electrically closed when a reduction in quantity of charges of the capacitive element is detected after the power supply is stopped.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2015
    Publication date: July 23, 2015
    Applicant: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Satoshi FURUKAWA, Akira TAKAHASHI
  • Patent number: 9069012
    Abstract: Provided is a connection terminal that maintains an approximately circular shape before or after a cylindrical part is fixed by resistance welding. The connection terminal used for a connection jig interconnecting target points includes a small-diameter conductive part and a large-diameter cylindrical part disposed to surround the small-diameter conductive part. The small-diameter conductive part has a front end protruding from a front end of the large-diameter cylindrical part. A part of the small-diameter conductive part is joined to a part of the large-diameter cylindrical part. A cutout part is formed in a part of a strip portion around an axis of the cylindrical part that at least includes the portion of the large-diameter cylindrical part which is joined to the small-diameter conductive part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Assignee: NIDEC-READ CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akihiro Yano, Norihiro Ohta, Satoshi Furukawa, Masami Yamamoto, Yusuke Yokota
  • Publication number: 20140223943
    Abstract: An air conditioner for a vehicle, including: a discharge capability control section that controls refrigerant discharge capability of a compressor; an upper limit value determination section that determines an upper limit value of the refrigerant discharge capability; and a gear shift position detection section that determines a gear shift position of a gear shift device of a vehicle, wherein the gear shift device having a forward range for moving the vehicle forward and a range other than the forward range as the gear shift position; when the gear shift position determined by the gear shift position detection section is in a range other than the forward range, the upper limit value determination section decreases the upper limit value compared to when the gear shift position determined by the gear shift position detection section is in the forward range.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2012
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yoshinori Ichishi, Tetsuya Takechi, Satoshi Furukawa, Hidekazu Hirabayashi, Yoshihisa Shimada, Yoshinori Okuno
  • Publication number: 20140066244
    Abstract: The durability of a frictional power transmission belt is improved. A V-ribbed belt (10) comprises an adhesion rubber portion (12) and a compression rubber portion (14) provided below the adhesion rubber portion (12). A cord (11) that is a tension member of the belt is embedded in the adhesion rubber portion (12). The adhesion rubber portion (12) includes an upper layer (12A) constituting the upper side and a lower layer (12B) constituting the lower side, which are located across the cord (11). The upper layer (12A) and the lower layer (12B) are obtained by vulcanizing a rubber composition including a high-viscosity elastomer such as EPM or EPDM, and a low-viscosity elastomer which is lower in Mooney viscosity than the high-viscosity elastomer, and contain modified nylon microfibers as short fibers (21A), (21B), respectively. The short fibers (21A), (21B) are oriented, respectively, in the width direction and longitudinal direction of the belt.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2012
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Applicant: The Gates Corporation
    Inventors: Satoshi Furukawa, Kazuma Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 8663424
    Abstract: There is provided a plasma processing apparatus capable of performing a plasma process while surely supplying a gas. The plasma processing apparatus includes an outer gas supply member having gas supply openings for supplying a plasma processing gas and a jacket configured to support the outer gas supply member within a processing chamber and serving as a gas supply member supporting device. The jacket includes three supporting members installed so as to connect the outer gas supply member and a sidewall and arranged at a certain distance in a direction in which the outer gas supply member extends and mounts fixed to the sidewall so as to mount the supporting members therein. The supporting members include a first supporting member fixed to a first mount and a second supporting member movably supported in a second mount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Tokyo Electron Limited
    Inventors: Naoki Mihara, Kenji Sudou, Kazuo Murakami, Satoshi Furukawa
  • Publication number: 20130057308
    Abstract: Provided is a connection terminal that maintains an approximately circular shape before or after a cylindrical part is fixed by resistance welding. The connection terminal used for a connection jig interconnecting target points includes a small-diameter conductive part and a large-diameter cylindrical part disposed to surround the small-diameter conductive part. The small-diameter conductive part has a front end protruding from a front end of the large-diameter cylindrical part. A part of the small-diameter conductive part is joined to a part of the large-diameter cylindrical part. A cutout part is formed in a part of a strip portion around an axis of the cylindrical part that at least includes the portion of the large-diameter cylindrical part which is joined to the small-diameter conductive part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2012
    Publication date: March 7, 2013
    Applicant: NIDEC-READ CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akihiro YANO, Norihiro OHTA, Satoshi FURUKAWA, Masami YAMAMOTO, Yusuke YOKOTA
  • Patent number: 8194134
    Abstract: A target moving object tracking device takes a time series of picture images of a target moving object, and track a movement of the moving object in the picture images for displaying an enlarged view of the moving object. The device includes a template memory storing a template image which is compared with each one of time-series outline images given from the picture images to determine a partial area in match with the template image for each of the outline images and extract the partial areas as a moving object outline image. The template image is constantly updated by being replaced with a combination of the previous moving object outline images to accurately reflect the moving object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventor: Satoshi Furukawa
  • Publication number: 20120066627
    Abstract: First, a plurality of selection objects having at least one part thereof displayed on a display area of a display device are moved relative to the display area, based on an output signal outputted from an input device. Then, when an end-located selection object among the moved plurality of selection objects reaches a predetermined position of the display area, displayed on the display area is an object having a shape identical or similar to one part of the plurality of selection objects displayed on the display area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2011
    Publication date: March 15, 2012
    Applicant: NINTENDO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Satoshi Furukawa, Eiichi Shirakawa