Patents by Inventor Satoshi Koga

Satoshi Koga 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: 20200303449
    Abstract: An imaging device is provided. The imaging device may include a substrate having a first photoelectric conversion unit and a second photoelectric conversion unit at a light-incident side of the substrate. The second photoelectric conversion unit may include a photoelectric conversion layer, a first electrode, a second electrode above the photoelectric conversion layer, a third electrode, and an insulating material between the third electrode and the photoelectric conversion layer, wherein a portion of the insulating material is between the first electrode and the third electrode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2020
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hideaki TOGASHI, Fumihiko KOGA, Tetsuji YAMAGUCHI, Shintarou HIRATA, Taiichiro WATANABE, Yoshihiro ANDO, Toyotaka KATAOKA, Satoshi KEINO, Yukio KANEDA
  • Patent number: 10766444
    Abstract: A bumper beam 100 includes a closing plate 2 and a hat member 1. The hat member 1 includes a top plate 1a, two flanges 1c, and two walls 1b. The hat member 1 includes a high-strength portion 10H and low-strength portions 10L. The high-strength portion 10H includes a longitudinally middle portion of each of the two walls 1a and extends a length of at least 250 mm. The high-strength portion 10H has a tensile strength not lower than 1.5 GPa. The low-strength portions 10L are located outward of the high-strength portion and extends a length not smaller than the height of the walls. The low-strength portions have a tensile strength lower than the tensile strength of the longitudinally middle portion of the two walls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Nippon Steel Corporation
    Inventors: Atsuo Koga, Yoshiaki Nakazawa, Satoshi Hirose
  • Patent number: 10726983
    Abstract: A rare earth magnet capable of reducing an eddy current loss by virtue of a low-cost, simple configuration, when mounted in a motor, is to be provided. The rare earth magnet can include a magnet body that includes a rare earth element and iron; and a resistive layer formed on at least one surface of the magnet body, the resistive layer comprising a rare earth element, iron, and oxygen and having an average volume resistivity of 103 ?cm or more and a thickness of from 3 to 25 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jun Hagiwara, Fumitaka Baba, Makoto Iwasaki, Satoshi Koga
  • Patent number: 10714532
    Abstract: An imaging device is provided. The imaging device may include a substrate having a first photoelectric conversion unit and a second photoelectric conversion unit at a light-incident side of the substrate. The second photoelectric conversion unit may include a photoelectric conversion layer, a first electrode, a second electrode above the photoelectric conversion layer, a third electrode, and an insulating material between the third electrode and the photoelectric conversion layer, wherein a portion of the insulating material is between the first electrode and the third electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Hideaki Togashi, Fumihiko Koga, Tetsuji Yamaguchi, Shintarou Hirata, Taiichiro Watanabe, Yoshihiro Ando, Toyotaka Kataoka, Satoshi Keino, Yukio Kaneda
  • Patent number: 10707109
    Abstract: A substrate processing apparatus includes carry in/out station, transfer station, processing station, and image capturing unit. The carry in/out station includes first conveyance device that takes out and conveys substrate from cassette. The transfer station is disposed adjacent to the carry in/out station, and includes substrate placement unit on which the substrate conveyed by the first conveyance device is placed. The processing station is disposed adjacent to the transfer station, and includes second conveyance device that takes out and conveys the substrate from the substrate placement unit, and a plurality of processing units that processes the substrate conveyed by the second conveyance device. The image capturing unit is disposed in the transfer station, and captures an image of the peripheral edge portion of one of the upper and lower surfaces of the substrate and the end surface of the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: TOKYO ELECTRON LIMITED
    Inventors: Satoshi Morita, Ryoji Ikebe, Yasuaki Noda, Norihisa Koga, Keisuke Hamamoto, Masato Hosaka
  • Patent number: 10686975
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing apparatus including an acquisition unit configured to acquire activity information associated with a user situation; and a control unit configured to control a capture angle of an image based on the activity information associated with the user situation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shunichiroh Sawai, Toru Amano, Yuya Hirano, Yasuyuki Koga, Satoshi Suzuno, Miki Tokitake
  • Publication number: 20200166336
    Abstract: In a probe unit having a measuring probe, a signal processing circuit includes: a signal synthesizing portion configured to process an output of a detection element to output a composite signal obtained by synthesizing displacement components of a contact part in three directions perpendicular to one another; and a signal outputting portion configured to output a digital touch signal to the outside of the probe unit when the composite signal satisfies a predetermined threshold condition. The signal outputting portion includes three comparing portions each configured to compare a threshold condition with the composite signal. When the measuring probe measures the object to be measured, the signal outputting portion outputs the digital touch signal corresponding to outputs of the first and second comparing portions. Thus, there can be provided a probe unit and a measuring system that can stably make measurements with high accuracy while keeping high noise resistance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2019
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Applicant: MITUTOYO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Satoshi KOGA, Akinori SAITO, Hiroyuki KANAMORI
  • Patent number: 10656587
    Abstract: A sheet conveying device includes a supporting shaft, a rotating unit removable from an installation portion, a movable shaft, and an interlocking device. The rotating unit includes first and second ends, a holding member that holds a rotating body that conveys a sheet. The supporting shaft supports the rotating unit at the first end in an axial direction of the rotating body. The movable shaft is movable in the axial direction and supports the second end. The interlocking device moves the movable shaft per the rotating unit movement. Where the rotating unit is to be moved at a moving amount towards a side in which the rotating unit separates from the supporting shaft as part of removing the rotating unit from the installation portion, the interlocking device moves the movable shaft in the axial direction at a moving amount that is larger than the moving amount the rotating unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Satoshi Koga
  • Publication number: 20200145566
    Abstract: An image-processing apparatus according to the present invention is provided with: a storing portion that stores a pupil-image function of an imaging optical system; and a reconstructing-processing portion that reconstructs, on the basis of the pupil-image function stored in the storing portion and input light-field images, a three-dimensional image of an imaging subject by means of repeated computations that give an initial value. The reconstructing-processing portion uses the three-dimensional image reconstructed on the basis of, among the light-field images of a plurality of frames acquired in a time series, the light field image of a preceding one of the frames in a time-axis direction as the initial value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2020
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toshiro OKAMURA, Yuki TOKUHASHI, Satoshi WATANABE, Shunichi KOGA
  • Patent number: 10625817
    Abstract: An electrically power assisted bicycle includes an electric motor that generates an assist force assisting human power of a rider, a detachable battery that supplies electric power to the electric motor, a headlight, and an operation panel including a display that displays information, a power button that turns on or off the electrically power assisted bicycle, an illuminance sensor that outputs a signal in accordance with received light, and a controller configured or programmed to control the headlight to be on or off. The power button and the illuminance sensor are located close to each other on or in the operation panel. After a predetermined time period passes after the controller is activated by the power button being pressed by the rider, the controller starts controlling the headlight to be on or off in accordance with the signal output by the illuminance sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: YAMAHA HATSUDOKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hirokatsu Kishita, Satoshi Katayama, Toshio Koga
  • Patent number: 10611587
    Abstract: A sheet feeding apparatus is provided with a disengaging mechanism configured to disengage a conveyance member and a separating member to be apart from each other. Either one of the conveyance member and the separating member is provided in a unit, which is attached to an apparatus body and is configured to be detached from the apparatus body toward a downstream side in the sheet conveyance direction, while the other provided in the apparatus body. A restriction portion is configured to restrict the unit from being attached to and detached from the apparatus body in a state where the conveyance member and the separating member are in contact with each other and to permit the unit to be attached to and detached from the apparatus body in a state where the conveyance member and the separating member are disengaged by the disengaging mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hiroki Kato, Hidehiro Ushiozu, Akira Matsushima, Satoshi Koga
  • Publication number: 20200086815
    Abstract: A bumper beam 100 includes a closing plate 2 and a hat member 1. The hat member 1 includes a top plate 1a, two flanges 1c, and two walls 1b. The hat member 1 includes a high-strength portion 10H and low-strength portions 10L. The high-strength portion 10H includes a longitudinally middle portion of each of the two walls 1a and extends a length of at least 250 mm. The high-strength portion 10H has a tensile strength not lower than 1.5 GPa. The low-strength portions 10L are located outward of the high-strength portion and extends a length not smaller than the height of the walls. The low-strength portions have a tensile strength lower than the tensile strength of the longitudinally middle portion of the two walls.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2018
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Inventors: Atsuo Koga, Yoshiaki Nakazawa, Satoshi Hirose
  • Publication number: 20200084625
    Abstract: An authentication system includes a first controller that performs wireless communication with a mobile terminal and a first authentication unit that executes authentication of the mobile terminal including ID authentication and code authentication through the wireless communication performed between the first controller and the mobile terminal. The first authentication unit executes the code authentication by determining whether a terminal-side calculation result obtained by the mobile terminal matches a controller-side calculation result obtained by the first controller. The authentication system further includes a second controller that communicates with the mobile terminal and a second authentication unit that applies encryption communication using a portion of the terminal-side calculation result and a portion of the controller-side calculation result to communication performed between the second controller and the mobile terminal and authenticates the encryption communication.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOKAI RIKA DENKI SEISAKUSHO
    Inventors: Masanori KOSUGI, Satoshi MORI, Kenichi KOGA, Kazuki NAIKI
  • Publication number: 20190359438
    Abstract: A sheet feeding apparatus includes a sheet containing unit and a sheet feeding device to feed sheets in the sheet containing unit. The sheet containing unit includes a main body to hold sheets, a drawer member capable of being drawn from the main body, a restricting member movable in a direction parallel to a sheet feeding direction, a first retaining member disposed at the main body, and a second retaining member disposed at the drawer member. The drawer member holds the sheets together with the main body when drawn from the main body. The restricting member restricts an upstream end position of the contained sheets. The first retaining member retains the restricting member at a first position. The second retaining member retains the restricting member at a second position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2019
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Inventor: Satoshi Koga
  • Patent number: 10479626
    Abstract: A sheet feeding apparatus includes a sheet containing unit and a sheet feeding device to feed sheets in the sheet containing unit. The sheet containing unit includes a main body to hold sheets, a drawer member capable of being drawn from the main body, a restricting member movable in a direction parallel to a sheet feeding direction, a first retaining member disposed at the main body, and a second retaining member disposed at the drawer member. The drawer member holds the sheets together with the main body when drawn from the main body. The restricting member restricts an upstream end position of the contained sheets. The first retaining member retains the restricting member at a first position. The second retaining member retains the restricting member at a second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Satoshi Koga
  • Patent number: 10476085
    Abstract: A unit cell that constitutes a fuel cell stack is obtained by sandwiching an electrolyte mem-brane/electrode structure with a cathode-side separator and an anode-side separator. A first resin member is provided along the entire periphery of the cathode-side separator in the outer peripheral portion of the cathode-side separator. Surfaces of the cathode-side separator are provided with sealing parts that cover a part of the first resin member and constitute a first sealing member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignees: Honda Motor Co., Ltd., NOK Corporation
    Inventors: Satoshi Oyama, Go Morimoto, Satoru Terada, Shuhei Goto, Akihito Giga, Takahiro Hayashi, Takeshi Masaka, Satomi Yogo, Shotaro Koga
  • Patent number: 10468451
    Abstract: An imaging device is provided. The imaging device may include a substrate having a first photoelectric conversion unit and a second photoelectric conversion unit at a light-incident side of the substrate. The second photoelectric conversion unit may include a photoelectric conversion layer, a first electrode, a second electrode above the photoelectric conversion layer, a third electrode, and an insulating material between the third electrode and the photoelectric conversion layer, wherein a portion of the insulating material is between the first electrode and the third electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Hideaki Togashi, Fumihiko Koga, Tetsuji Yamaguchi, Shintarou Hirata, Taiichiro Watanabe, Yoshihiro Ando, Toyotaka Kataoka, Satoshi Keino, Yukio Kaneda
  • Patent number: 10415949
    Abstract: A measuring probe includes two supporting members, each having a rotationally symmetric shape and allowing for an attitude change of a stylus, in an axial direction of a probe housing. Four detection elements are disposed at fourfold symmetric positions in one of the two supporting members that includes four deformable arm parts. A signal processing circuit includes a first processing part that processes outputs of the detection elements to output three displacement signals representing displacement components of a contact part in mutually perpendicular three directions, respectively. The measuring probe capable of reducing measurement directional dependency of sensitivity with a simple configuration while maintaining high sensitivity is thus provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: MITUTOYO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Satoshi Koga, Akinori Saito, Hiroyuki Kanamori, Yutaka Kuriyama, Nobuhiro Ishikawa
  • Patent number: 10393495
    Abstract: A measuring probe includes: a stylus having a contact part to be brought into contact with an object to be measured; a probe housing capable of supporting the stylus on an axial center; and a detection element capable of detecting a movement of the contact part. The measuring probe further includes: two supporting members disposed in an axial direction of the probe housing, the supporting member allowing for an attitude change of the stylus; and a coupling shaft for coupling the two supporting members together. The detection element is disposed in one of the two supporting members that is farthest away from a rotational center position of rotation generated in the stylus when a measuring force is applied to the contact part from a direction perpendicular to the axial direction, to detect a strain amount of the one of the two supporting members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: MITUTOYO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Satoshi Koga, Akinori Saito, Hiroyuki Kanamori, Yutaka Kuriyama, Nobuhiro Ishikawa
  • Patent number: 10340248
    Abstract: A bonding system includes a substrate transfer device configured to transfer a first substrate and a second substrate in a normal pressure atmosphere, a surface modifying apparatus configured to modify surfaces of the first substrate and the second substrate to be bonded with each other in a depressurized atmosphere, a load lock chamber in which the first substrate and the second substrate are delivered between the substrate transfer device and the surface modifying apparatus and in which an internal atmosphere of the load lock chamber is switchable between an atmospheric pressure atmosphere and the depressurized atmosphere, a surface hydrophilizing apparatus configured to hydrophilize the modified surfaces of the first substrate and the second substrate, and a bonding apparatus configured to bond the hydrophilized surfaces of the first substrate and the second substrate by an intermolecular force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: TOKYO ELECTRON LIMITED
    Inventors: Masataka Matsunaga, Takashi Koga, Takeshi Tamura, Takahiro Masunaga, Yuji Mimura, Masaru Honda, Toshifumi Inamasu, Satoshi Nishimura