Patents by Inventor Satoshi Kato

Satoshi Kato 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: 11220094
    Abstract: A film-laminated metal plate having excellent retort adhesiveness includes: a metal plate; a resin film thermally fusion-bonded to a surface of the metal plate; and a bubble contained between the metal plate and the resin film. An average bubble height of three bubbles with higher heights among the bubbles measured by using a 3D analysis image of a laser microscope is 0 ?m or more and 5.0 ?m or less. The test piece is obtained by cutting a portion of one end side of the metal plate in a longitudinal direction while leaving the resin film on a side which becomes an inner surface side of the container when the film-laminated metal plate is processed into a container. When a retort treatment is carried out on the test piece at a temperature of 125° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Nobuo Kadowaki, Yoichiro Mori, Tadaaki Ochiai, Akihiko Hirata, Kazushi Iwakiri, Tomohiro Mizutani, Satoshi Kato
  • Patent number: 11218654
    Abstract: A photoelectric conversion device comprising: a first signal transfer unit group having a plurality of signal transfer units which transfer digital signals to a first common output line from a first holding circuit group; and a second signal transfer unit group having a plurality of signal transfer units which transfer digital signals to a second common output line from a second holding circuit group, wherein each of the plurality of signal transfer units is capable of transiting to a second state in which current consumption is less than current consumption in a first state, and, in a predetermined period, a number of the signal transfer units in the second state increases in the first signal transfer unit group and a number of the signal transfer units in the second state decreases in the second signal transfer unit group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takanori Suzuki, Satoshi Kato, Keigo Nakazawa
  • Publication number: 20210387110
    Abstract: Metal-organic framework molecules with pyrene group-containing or biphenyl group-containing linkers for use in the removal of uremic toxins from biological samples that contain such toxins are provided. Also provided are methods for using the MOFs to remove uremic toxins from biological samples. The methods include hemodialysis of blood samples from patients suffering from a uremia-related disease, such as chronic kidney failure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2019
    Publication date: December 16, 2021
    Inventors: Omar K. Farha, Satoshi Kato
  • Publication number: 20210360180
    Abstract: An imaging device includes: a first pad portion that is connected to a voltage supply line in an aperture pixel region, and to which a reference voltage from outside of the semiconductor substrate is supplied; and a second pad portion that is connected to the voltage supply line in the light-shielded pixel region, and to which the reference voltage from outside of the semiconductor substrate is supplied, the second pad portion being separated from the first pad portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2021
    Publication date: November 18, 2021
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Saito, Hideo Kobayashi, Koichiro Iwata, Yoshiaki Takada, Satoshi Kato
  • Publication number: 20210360185
    Abstract: A signal processing circuit includes a reference signal line, a processing circuit that processes a potential of the reference signal line and a potential of an input signal, a first reference voltage supplying circuit that outputs a predetermined potential to one end of the reference signal line, and a second reference voltage supplying circuit that outputs a predetermined potential to the other end of the reference signal line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2021
    Publication date: November 18, 2021
    Inventor: Satoshi Kato
  • Patent number: 11159760
    Abstract: A photoelectric conversion apparatus, comprising: a pixel array; a first and a second signal line groups; a first and a second readout circuit groups; a first multiplexer group that selects one of at least two first signal lines, and connects the selected first signal line to one first readout circuit; and a second multiplexer group that selects one of at least two second signal lines, and connects the selected second signal line to one second readout circuit, a number of the first readout circuits is more than a number of the first signal lines, a number of the second readout circuits is more than a number of the second signal lines, the selection operations by the first and second multiplexer groups are executable independently from each other, the selection operation of the first multiplexer group is controlled collectively, and the selection operation of the second multiplexer group is controlled collectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hideo Kobayashi, Satoshi Kato, Kohei Matsumoto
  • Publication number: 20210306579
    Abstract: A photoelectric conversion device comprising: a first signal transfer unit group having a plurality of signal transfer units which transfer digital signals to a first common output line from a first holding circuit group; and a second signal transfer unit group having a plurality of signal transfer units which transfer digital signals to a second common output line from a second holding circuit group, wherein each of the plurality of signal transfer units is capable of transiting to a second state in which current consumption is less than current consumption in a first state, and, in a predetermined period, a number of the signal transfer units in the second state increases in the first signal transfer unit group and a number of the signal transfer units in the second state decreases in the second signal transfer unit group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2021
    Publication date: September 30, 2021
    Inventors: Takanori Suzuki, Satoshi Kato, Keigo Nakazawa
  • Publication number: 20210296250
    Abstract: A semiconductor device includes a support, a semiconductor chip, a first insulating film, and a wiring layer. The support comprises a first electrode. The semiconductor chip has a first surface facing the support and a second surface facing away from the support with a second electrode thereon. The first insulating film has a first portion in contact with the first surface and a second portion in contact with at least one side surface of the semiconductor chip. The wiring layer connects the first electrode to the second electrode. The wiring layer is on the support, the second surface of the semiconductor chip, a side surface of the second portion of the first insulating film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2020
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Inventor: SATOSHI KATO
  • Publication number: 20210280627
    Abstract: The semiconductor device includes a first semiconductor component including a first circuit section and an interconnection connected to the first circuit section, and a second semiconductor component including a second circuit section and a third circuit section and stacked on the first semiconductor component. The interconnection is electrically connected to a first connecting portion and a second connecting portion of a plurality of connecting portions for electrically connecting the first semiconductor component and the second semiconductor component. The second circuit section is electrically connected to the interconnection via the first connecting portion. The third circuit section is electrically connected to the interconnection via the second connecting portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2021
    Publication date: September 9, 2021
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Saito, Satoshi Kato
  • Publication number: 20210281971
    Abstract: A transmitter includes a processor configured to: acquire positional information indicating a position of the transmitter; and transmit, to a receiver, first transmission target data out of transmission target data retained by the transmitter and including a data body and effective range information indicating an effective range of the data body, the first transmission target data including the effective range information indicating a first effective range that covers the position of the transmitter that is indicated by the positional information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2021
    Publication date: September 9, 2021
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Mutsumi ABE, Masaki MIYAGAWA, Kota OKAMOTO, Satoshi KATO, Takaaki HAGA, Yusuke HARA
  • Publication number: 20210271773
    Abstract: An on-board device includes a processor. The processor is configured to operate as an acquisition unit configured to acquire data from a sensor mounted on a vehicle, a human-machine-interface (HMI) unit configured to perform a process for exerting a human-machine-interface (HMI) function, and a data management unit configured to make determination on a category of the data delivered from the acquisition unit and deliver, to the HMI unit, data in a first category that does not contain data that is not desired to be delivered to the HMI unit. The HMI unit is configured to perform the process for exerting the HMI function based on the data delivered from the data management unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2021
    Publication date: September 2, 2021
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kota OKAMOTO, Mutsumi Abe, Satoshi Kato, Masaki Miyagawa, Yusuke Hara, Takaaki Haga
  • Publication number: 20210272386
    Abstract: An information providing method includes: transmitting, by a management server, content information indicating contents to a terminal; storing, by the terminal, the content information transmitted from a management server in a storage; transmitting, by the terminal, the content information stored in the storage to an information processing device of a vehicle when communication is established with the vehicle; receiving, by the information processing device, the content information transmitted from the terminal; and outputting, by the information processing device, the received content information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2021
    Publication date: September 2, 2021
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yusuke HARA, Mutsumi ABE, Masaki MIYAGAWA, Kota OKAMOTO, Satoshi KATO, Takaaki HAGA
  • Patent number: 11078378
    Abstract: To provide polyimide films that contain polyimide good in solubility in solvent and excel lent in workability and that are colorless, transparent and excellent in toughness, polyimide varnishes, and products and layered products using the polyimide film, the polyimide film is characterized by containing polyimide expressed by following general formula (1), and containing as A in the general formula (1), a structure expressed by following general formula (A-1), for example, structure expressed by following general formula (A-5). Herein, in the general formula (1), A represents a bivalent organic group, B represents a tetravalent organic group, and n is 2 or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: ASAHI KASEI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Satoshi Kato, Toshiaki Nagasawa
  • Publication number: 20210130649
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to provide a, polyimide film having high transparency and improved bending resistance against multiple times of bending, and a varnish capable of providing such a polyimide film. The varnish according to the present invention contains a polymer (?) and a solvent (?). The polymer (?) is polyimide or a polyimide precursor. The varnish further contains a typical metal element having an atomic weight of 26-201 except alkali metals and alkaline earth metals, or at least one metal element among transition metal elements having an atomic weight of 26-201 or less. At least one of the metal elements contained in the varnish is present in an amount of 0.05-500 ppm relative to the polymer (?).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2018
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Applicant: ASAHI KASEI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Satoshi KATO, Toshiaki NAGASAWA
  • Publication number: 20210062288
    Abstract: This high-strength cold-rolled steel sheet has a predetermined chemical composition, a microstructure at a ¼ position of a sheet thickness from a surface includes, by a volume percentage, 70.0% or more of tempered martensite, more than 3.0% and less than 10.0% of residual austenite, a total of 25.0% or less of ferrite and bainite, and 5.0% or less of martensite, a microstructure at a position 25 ?m from the surface includes, by the volume percentage, a total of 70% or more of ferrite and bainite and a total of 30% or less of martensite and tempered martensite, in the position 25 ?m from the surface, an average grain size of the martensite and the tempered martensite is 5.0 ?m or less, a tensile strength is 1,310 MPa or more, a uniform elongation is 5.0% or more, and Rh is 5.0 or less, the Rh/t being a ratio of a limit bend radius R in 90° V-bending to a sheet thickness t.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2019
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Applicant: NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takuya NISHIO, Kojiro AKIBA, Yoshimasa NARITA, Kotaro OHNO, Satoshi KATO, Masafumi AZUMA
  • Publication number: 20200412992
    Abstract: A photoelectric conversion apparatus, comprising: a pixel array; a first and a second signal line groups; a first and a second readout circuit groups; a first multiplexer group that selects one of at least two first signal lines, and connects the selected first signal line to one first readout circuit; and a second multiplexer group that selects one of at least two second signal lines, and connects the selected second signal line to one second readout circuit, a number of the first readout circuits is more than a number of the first signal lines, a number of the second readout circuits is more than a number of the second signal lines, the selection operations by the first and second multiplexer groups are executable independently from each other, the selection operation of the first multiplexer group is controlled collectively, and the selection operation of the second multiplexer group is controlled collectively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2020
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Inventors: Hideo Kobayashi, Satoshi Kato, Kohei Matsumoto
  • Publication number: 20200346831
    Abstract: A heat sealed lid includes: a resin laminate aluminum foil; and a first seamed side frame portion and a second seamed side frame portion formed of a resin film laminate metal sheet, in which the resin film laminate metal sheet includes a metal sheet, a laminate film formed on one surface of the metal sheet, and a second resin film formed on the other surface of the metal sheet and containing a thermoplastic polyester resin, the laminate film includes an adhesion layer containing a polypropylene-based resin and a polyethylene-based resin and a base layer containing a modified polypropylene-based resin, an amount of the polyethylene-based resin in the adhesion layer is 1.0 mass % or more and 45.0 mass % or less of the resins of the adhesion layer, the melting point of the second resin film is higher than the melting point of the adhesion layer by 40° C. or more and is higher than the heating temperature of a heat sealing tool, the thickness of the adhesion layer is 1.0 ?m or more and 15.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2018
    Publication date: November 5, 2020
    Applicant: NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Nobuo KADOWAKI, Kazushi IWAKIRI, Tomohiro MIZUTANI, Satoshi KATO
  • Patent number: 10823234
    Abstract: An annular member stopping structure for a friction engaging device includes an end plate 212, a plurality of projecting sections 218 projecting in a radial direction at intervals in a circumferential direction on the end plate 212, a drum 112 having hook parts 220 configured to engage with the projecting sections 218, the drum 112 being non-rotatable relative to the end plate 212, an annular groove 214 provided in the drum 112, and a C-shaped snap ring 216 configured to fit in the annular groove 214. A circumferential direction abutting section 226 freely abutting with circumferential direction end 216a of the snap ring 216 is provided in the end plate 212.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignees: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD., NSK-WARNER K.K.
    Inventors: Takahiro Fujita, Soichi Sugino, Satoshi Kato, Hidetoshi Nagamine, Tomoyuki Kirino, Moriya Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20200288695
    Abstract: A powder/granular material spreader that allows easy cleaning of a passage for powder/granular material includes a housing that houses motors, a passage that extends through the housing and provides a passage for the powder/granular material, a roller provided in the passage to feed the powder/granular material and that is driven by one of the motors, and a spinner driven by the motor to spread the powder/granular material. The passage includes an integral first wall that shields the motor from the passage, an integral second wall that shields the motor from the passage, and an opening located at an inlet of the passage. The opening is integral with the first wall and the second wall. The housing includes an integral cover that covers tops and sides of the motors, and fits over an outer surface of the opening. A seal is provided at a location where the opening and the cover are connected with each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2020
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Inventors: Ryu SHINOMIYA, Masanori YOSHIHARA, Daisuke HIRAJO, Masaru NAKAZAWA, Satoshi KATO
  • Patent number: 10711890
    Abstract: A control apparatus for a vehicle drive-force transmitting apparatus which includes a gear mechanism and a continuously-variable transmission mechanism and which establishes selectively a first state in which a drive force is transmitted by the gear mechanism and a second state in which the drive force is transmitted by the continuously-variable transmission mechanism. The control apparatus sets a shift-up-action permitted gear ratio of the continuously-variable transmission mechanism, which makes a state-switch-requiring shift-up action is permitted to be executed. When a running speed of the vehicle is not higher than a given value, a predetermined high gear ratio value is set as the shift-up-action permitted gear ratio. When the running speed is higher than the given value, a predetermined gear ratio range ranging from the predetermined high gear ratio value to a predetermined low gear ratio value is set as the shift-up-action permitted gear ratio.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yuki Murakami, Masakazu Owatari, Norihiro Tsukamoto, Kengo Nagai, Satoshi Kato, Susumu Moritomo