Patents by Inventor Satoshi Kobayashi

Satoshi Kobayashi 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: 20210108841
    Abstract: A refrigerant cycle device includes a compressor, a radiator, a first expansion valve, a second expansion valve, a first evaporator, a second evaporator, and a controller. The controller is configured to switch between a first evaporator priority control and a second evaporator priority control. During the first evaporator priority control, the controller controls a throttle opening of the second expansion valve based on at least one of a temperature of a first evaporator, a temperature of a refrigerant flowing through the first evaporator, and a temperature of an air having exchanged heat in the first evaporator. During the second evaporator priority mode, the controller controls the throttle opening based on a refrigerant state of the second evaporator. When the at least one of the temperatures is equal to or greater than a switching temperature, the second priority mode is switched to the first priority mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2020
    Publication date: April 15, 2021
    Inventors: Kengo SUGIMURA, Satoshi ITO, Yuichi KAMI, Hiroyuki KOBAYASHI
  • Patent number: 10974619
    Abstract: A vehicle seat comprises a frame member provided on a floor of a vehicle, a seat part such as a seat cushion detachably attached to the frame member, a mechanical connector device provided on the frame member and the seat part for detachably attaching the seat part to the frame member; and an electric connector device provided on the frame member and the seat part for electrically connecting an electric component provided on the seat part to an electric component provided on the frame member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: TS TECH CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Kaku, Hiroyuki Numajiri, Hitomi Kobayashi, Takako Miyoshi, Satoshi Fujita, Katsuhiko Abe, Hajime Yoshida, Takahiro Mitsui, Tomoyuki Kurimoto
  • Publication number: 20210101450
    Abstract: A refrigeration cycle device includes a compressor, a radiator, an air-conditioning heat exchanger, a cooling heat exchanger, an air-conditioning decompression unit, a cooler-unit decompression unit, a refrigerant flow rate detector, and a controller. The radiator is configured to radiate heat of refrigerant discharged from the compressor. The air-conditioning heat exchanger absorbs heat from air to evaporate the refrigerant. The cooling heat exchanger is arranged in parallel with the air-conditioning heat exchanger in the flow of refrigerant. The air-conditioning decompression unit adjusts a decompression amount of the refrigerant flowing into the air-conditioning heat exchanger. The cooler-unit decompression unit adjusts a decompression amount of the refrigerant flowing into the cooling heat exchanger. The controller controls the operation of the cooler-unit decompression unit so that the flow rate of the refrigerant detected by the refrigerant flow rate detector exceeds a predetermined reference flow rate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2020
    Publication date: April 8, 2021
    Inventors: Hiroyuki KOBAYASHI, Yuichi KAMI, Kengo SUGIMURA, Satoshi ITO
  • Publication number: 20210102716
    Abstract: A refrigeration cycle device includes a heating unit, an air-heating expansion valve, an outdoor heat exchanger, an air-cooling expansion valve, an indoor evaporator, and a cooler-unit expansion valve, a cooler unit, and a refrigerant circuit switching unit. In a heating series cooler-unit mode, refrigerant is circulated in order of the heating unit, the air-heating expansion valve, the outdoor heat exchanger, the cooler-unit expansion valve, and the cooler unit. In a heating parallel cooler-unit mode, refrigerant is circulated in order of the heating unit, the air-heating expansion valve, and the outdoor heat exchanger, and refrigerant is circulated in order of the heating unit, the cooler-unit expansion valve, and the cooler unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2020
    Publication date: April 8, 2021
    Inventors: Satoshi ITO, Kengo SUGIMURA, Yuichi KAMI, Hiroyuki KOBAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20210101451
    Abstract: A first evaporator cools air-conditioning air. A second evaporator cools an object. A first orifice unit and a second orifice unit are capable of changing a refrigerant amount of the first evaporator and the second evaporator, respectively. A control unit controls both the first orifice unit and the second orifice unit so that a temperature of the second evaporator approaches a target temperature. The control unit, in a first mode, performs control not to evaporate a refrigerant at the first evaporator and to evaporate the refrigerant at the second evaporator. The control unit, in a second mode, performs control to evaporate the refrigerant at both the first evaporator and the second evaporator. The control unit sets the target temperature in a first mode higher than that in a second mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2020
    Publication date: April 8, 2021
    Inventors: Hiroyuki KOBAYASHI, Satoshi ITO, Yuichi KAMI, Kengo SUGIMURA
  • Patent number: 10968231
    Abstract: Provided is a novel aromatic ring compound which may have a GPR40 agonist activity and a GLP-1 secretagogue action. A compound represented by the formula (I): wherein each symbol is as described in the DESCRIPTION, or a salt thereof may have a GPR40 agonist activity and a GLP-1 secretagogue action, may be useful for the prophylaxis or treatment of cancer, obesity, diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, cardiac failure, diabetic complications, metabolic syndrome, sarcopenia and the like, and may afford superior efficacy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignees: SCOHIA PHARMA, INC., TAKEDA PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Seiji Miwatashi, Yasufumi Miyamoto, Koji Watanabe, Yayoi Nakayama, Yuko Hitomi, Jumpei Aida, Nobuyuki Takakura, Hideki Furukawa, Naoyoshi Noguchi, Yasuhiro Hirata, Shizuo Kasai, Toshitake Kobayashi, Tsuyoshi Maekawa, Satoshi Sasaki, Shigemitsu Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 10968061
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a sheet container accommodating a recording medium therein, a sheet separating feeder including a sheet feeding body and a sheet separating body, an image forming part, and a bend applier. The sheet feeding body feeds the recording medium along with a surface movement thereof while the recording medium contacting the surface thereof. The sheet separating body forms a sheet separation nip region with the sheet feeding body and sandwiches the recording medium in the sheet separation nip region. The sheet separating feeder separates and feeds the recording medium contacting the sheet feeding body. The image forming part forms an image on the recording medium. The bend applier having a leading end of an elastic material contacts and bends the recording medium before the sheet separation nip region and generates a wrinkle extending on the recording medium in a sheet conveying direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Jumpei Aoyama, Manabu Nonaka, Hajime Nishida, Hideki Tobinaga, Junpei Kamichi, Satoshi Kuno, Shun Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 10964902
    Abstract: A method of producing a film having excellent external quantum efficiency when used in a light emitting layer of a light emitting device is provided. A method of film production includes preparing an ink containing a specific metal complex, storing the ink for 3 days or more under light shielding, and forming a film by using the stored ink. The total content of metal complexes having a molecular weight larger by 16, 32 or 48 than that of the specific metal complex according to an area percentage value determined by liquid chromatography is 0.6 or less when the content of the specific metal complex is taken as 100.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: SUMITOMO CHEMICAL COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Satoshi Kobayashi, Makoto Anryu, Mika Shirasaki, Hiroyuki Hayasaka, Toshiaki Sasada
  • Patent number: 10946646
    Abstract: Heating is conducted sequentially by dividing a heating operation into first heating control and second heating control consuming higher electric power than that in the first heating control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kenichi Oonuki, Daisuke Kobayashi, Satoshi Seki, Tsukasa Doi
  • Patent number: 10940772
    Abstract: A vehicle seat comprises a frame member provided on a floor of a vehicle, a seat part such as a seat cushion detachably attached to the frame member, a mechanical connector device provided on the frame member and the seat part for detachably attaching the seat part to the frame member; and an electric connector device provided on the frame member and the seat part for electrically connecting an electric component provided on the seat part to an electric component provided on the frame member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: TS TECH CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Kaku, Hiroyuki Numajiri, Hitomi Kobayashi, Takako Miyoshi, Satoshi Fujita, Katsuhiko Abe, Hajime Yoshida, Takahiro Mitsui, Tomoyuki Kurimoto
  • Patent number: 10941477
    Abstract: A susceptor for receiving a substrate, the susceptor including a ceramics base member, a conductive layer formed on a top surface of the ceramics base member and a side surface of the ceramics base member, the top surface of the ceramics base member configured to receive and support the substrate, and a conducting member contacting the conductive layer at an outer surface of the ceramics base member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Tokyo Electron Limited
    Inventors: Satoshi Taga, Yoshiyuki Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 10937635
    Abstract: In a vacuum processing apparatus including: a vacuum container including a processing chamber therein; a plasma formation chamber; plate members being arranged between the processing chamber and the plasma formation chamber; and a lamp and a window member being arranged around the plate members, in order that a wafer and the plate members are heated by electromagnetic waves from the lamp, a bottom surface and a side surface of the window member is formed of a member transmitting the electromagnetic waves therethrough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: HITACHI HIGH-TECH CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Kobayashi, Nobuya Miyoshi, Kazunori Shinoda, Kenji Maeda, Yutaka Kouzuma, Satoshi Sakai, Masaru Izawa
  • Publication number: 20210053705
    Abstract: A binding machine, includes: an accommodating portion configured to accommodate a wound binding tape; a main handle; and a clincher arm. The accommodating portion includes, with the wound binding tape in an accommodated state, a side wall portion that faces a side surface of the binding tape, and a circumferential portion that is continuous with the side wall portion, faces a front surface of the binding tape, and is provided with an opening for accommodating the binding tape in a part of the circumferential portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2020
    Publication date: February 25, 2021
    Applicant: MAX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Satoshi TAGUCHI, Kenji KOBAYASHI, Hajime TAKEMURA
  • Publication number: 20210053709
    Abstract: A binding machine includes: a main handle configured to accommodate a staple; a staple driver supported by the main handle and configured to drive the staple; and a clincher arm rotatably attached to the main handle and including a clincher, the clincher being configured to clinch the staple driven by the staple driver. The staple driver includes: a driving portion that extends in a direction away from the main handle and is configured to drive the staple toward the clincher, and an attachment portion with which the driving portion is attached to the main handle, and the attachment portion extends in a longitudinal direction of the main handle from a side edge of the driving portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2020
    Publication date: February 25, 2021
    Applicant: MAX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Satoshi TAGUCHI, Kenji KOBAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20210052537
    Abstract: To provide a novel colitis ameliorating agent. A colitis ameliorating agent comprising a trans-astaxanthin derivative of formula (I), geometric isomers thereof, a mixture of the geometric isomers, an optical isomer thereof, or a salt thereof; (wherein m1, m2, n1, and n2 are each the same or different and mean an integer of 1 to 6).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2019
    Publication date: February 25, 2021
    Applicant: ASTA PHARMACEUTICALS, CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Michinori TAKASHINA, Makoto OGAWA, Kaoru KOBAYASHI, Yasuhiro NISHIDA, Akiko NAKAGAWA, Takashi FUJITA, Satoshi KOBAYASHI, Ryoma SHINOHARA, Yuji IWANO, Kiyotaka MORIIZUMI, Sachi MAEDA, Ryo SAKATA, Tomihisa YOKOYAMA
  • Publication number: 20210039011
    Abstract: Provided is a solvent extraction method that allows selectively separating magnesium from an acidic aqueous solution of sulfuric acid. The solvent extraction method includes: bringing an acidic aqueous solution of sulfuric acid containing nickel, cobalt, and magnesium in contact with an organic solvent to extract the magnesium into the organic solvent; and using the organic solvent produced by diluting an extractant made of alkylphosphonic acid ester with a diluent. A concentration of the extractant is set to 40 volume % or more and 60 volume % or less and a pH of the acidic aqueous solution of sulfuric acid is set to 1.5 or more and 2.0 or less, or the concentration of the extractant is set to 20 volume % or more and 50 volume % or less and the pH of the acidic aqueous solution of sulfuric acid is set to 2.0 or more and 2.5 or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2018
    Publication date: February 11, 2021
    Applicant: SUMITOMO METAL MINING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hideki OHARA, Satoshi ASANO, Hiroshi KOBAYASHI, Masatoshi TAKANO, Shota SANJO
  • Publication number: 20210036036
    Abstract: An imaging device comprises pixels. The pixel includes first semiconductor regions of a first conductivity type provided in a surface part of a semiconductor substrate and a second semiconductor region of a second conductivity type provided in the surface part of the semiconductor substrate between the first semiconductor regions. The pixel includes: a light-receiving unit in which photodiodes each configured between the second semiconductor region and one of the first semiconductor regions; quenching circuits, each connected to a corresponding one of the first semiconductor regions; and a counter unit connected to each of connection nodes between the first semiconductor regions and the quenching circuits and counts a pulse generated in response to a photon being incident on the light-receiving unit. The second semiconductor region is provided across a deeper part of the semiconductor substrate than the first semiconductor regions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2020
    Publication date: February 4, 2021
    Inventors: Hirokazu KOBAYASHI, Hisataka HIROSE, Satoshi KUMAKI, Yasuhiro MATSUO
  • Publication number: 20210036793
    Abstract: To provide a demodulation circuit, a processing circuit, a processing method, and a processing device that are capable of implementing more prompt acquisition of alert information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Publication date: February 4, 2021
    Inventors: SATOSHI OKADA, KENICHI KOBAYASHI
  • Patent number: 10910499
    Abstract: An object is to provide a semiconductor device having electrical characteristics such as high withstand voltage, low reverse saturation current, and high on-state current. In particular, an object is to provide a power diode and a rectifier which include non-linear elements. An embodiment of the present invention is a semiconductor device including a first electrode, a gate insulating layer covering the first electrode, an oxide semiconductor layer in contact with the gate insulating layer and overlapping with the first electrode, a pair of second electrodes covering end portions of the oxide semiconductor layer, an insulating layer covering the pair of second electrodes and the oxide semiconductor layer, and a third electrode in contact with the insulating layer and between the pair of second electrodes. The pair of second electrodes are in contact with end surfaces of the oxide semiconductor layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shunpei Yamazaki, Hiromichi Godo, Satoshi Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20210027949
    Abstract: A capacitor component includes a laminate including dielectric layers and internal electrode layers, first and second external electrodes respectively provided on first and second end surfaces of the laminate, and a third external electrode provided on at least one of first and second lateral surfaces of the laminate. The internal electrode layers include a first internal electrode layer connected to the first external electrode and not connected to either the second or the third external electrode; a second internal electrode layer connected to the second external electrode and not connected to either the first or the third external electrode; a third internal electrode layer not connected to any of the first, the second, or the third external electrode; and a fourth internal electrode layer connected to the third external electrode and not connected to either the first or the second external electrode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2020
    Publication date: January 28, 2021
    Inventors: Yuji KOBAYASHI, Tomohiro SASAKI, Yuichiro TANAKA, Daisuke OYAMA, Satoshi ISHITOBI