Patents by Inventor Satoshi Nagai

Satoshi Nagai 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: 20190292970
    Abstract: A catalyst state estimation apparatus includes a first sensor, a memory and a processor. The first sensor is configured to acquire information about a catalyst that removes a toxic substance in an exhaust gas, the first sensor being provided in a main passage into which the exhaust gas flows from an internal combustion engine. The memory is configured to previously store a catalyst state estimation model that includes at least one mathematical model. The processor is configured to estimate a removal performance of the catalyst by applying the information about the catalyst acquired by the first sensor to the catalyst state estimation model.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2019
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takato IKEDO, Matsuei Ueda, Makoto Nagaoka, Harufumi Muto, Kohei Mori, Hitoshi Hosaki, Atsushi Nagai, Satoshi Takamoto
  • Publication number: 20190266691
    Abstract: An electronic car sharing determination method is disclosed. The method uses a shared vehicle management device in communication with an onboard device and an operator terminal device. The method includes obtaining a state information of a shared vehicle comprising an energy amount of the shared vehicle. The method further includes determining a transportation object vehicle to be transported to an energy supply facility for restoring is the shared vehicle, the determination being made based on the energy amount of the shared vehicle being less than a predetermined remaining amount threshold. The method additionally includes transmitting an electronic task instruction to the operator terminal device to transport the transportation object vehicle to the energy supply facility.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2019
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Applicant: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Satoru Hirose, Satoshi Chinomi, Yukiko Nagai, Masaki Kuno
  • Patent number: 10360518
    Abstract: A shared vehicle management device for managing shared vehicles used by users, including a rental request acquisition unit configured to acquire a rental request by the user, a vehicle state acquisition unit configured to acquire state information of the shared vehicle, a rental determination unit configured to determine a necessity level of maintenance of the shared vehicle on a basis of the state information of the shared vehicle, and determine whether to prohibit or permit a rental of the shared vehicle with the state information of the shared vehicle and the rental request by the user, and a recommended destination selection unit configured to determine that the shared vehicle needs maintenance upon a determination that the necessity level of maintenance of the shared vehicle is higher than a predetermined reference value when the rental determination unit determines whether to prohibit or permit the rental of the shared vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Satoru Hirose, Satoshi Chinomi, Yukiko Nagai, Masaki Kuno
  • Patent number: 10339621
    Abstract: An operator management device for managing work of an operator in a car sharing system that allows users to use shared vehicles allocated to stations includes a vehicle state acquisition unit configured to acquire state information of the shared vehicle, a transportation object vehicle specifying unit configured to specify a transportation object vehicle to be transported to a facility for restoring the shared vehicle so that the state information changes to a predetermined target value, on a basis of the state information of the shared vehicle and a utilization rate of the shared vehicle for rent at each station, and an operator management unit configured to generate an instruction of a task for the operator who transports the specified transportation object vehicle to the facility and manage execution of the task.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Satoru Hirose, Satoshi Chinomi, Yukiko Nagai, Masaki Kuno
  • Publication number: 20190177903
    Abstract: A washing machine includes: a washing tub in which clothes are stored; and a water supply mechanism for supplying water into the washing tub through a water supply path, the water being supplied from a water supply source. The water supply mechanism includes a water supply valve for opening and closing the water supply path, a water filling case for filling water into the washing tub, and a fine bubble generation device provided between the water supply valve and the water filling case and for generating fine bubbles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2019
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Applicant: Toshiba Lifestyle Products & Services Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshinori USUI, Satoshi Nagai, Hiroshi Nishimura, Katsunori Matsushita
  • Publication number: 20190145516
    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: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2018
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yuki MURAKAMI, Masakazu OWATARI, Norihiro TSUKAMOTO, Kengo NAGAI, Satoshi KATO, Susumu MORITOMO
  • Patent number: 10131781
    Abstract: The invention is a polyacetal resin composition containing a polyacetal resin (A) and a polyethylene resin (B), in which the blending proportion of the polyacetal resin (A) occupying in the total mass of the polyacetal resin (A) and the polyethylene resin (B) is 10 to 90 mass %, the melt flow rate of the polyacetal resin (A) measured at a condition of 190° C. and 2.16 kg load is 30 g/10 minutes or less, and the polyethylene resin (B) consists of a modified polyethylene resin and the modification rate is 0.01 mass % or more based on 100 mass % of the total mass of the polyethylene resin and the melt flow rate of the polyethylene resin (B) measured at a condition of 190° C. and 2.16 kg load is 2.5 g/10 minutes or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignees: MITSUBISHI ENGINEERING-PLASTICS CORPORATION, JAPAN POLYETHYLENE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryusuke Yamada, Masayuki Nagai, Satoshi Nagai, Kunihiko Fujimoto, Kei Takahashi
  • Patent number: 10068915
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a semiconductor device includes a stacked body of N (N is an integer of 2 or more) layers stacked on a semiconductor substrate and openings different in depth surrounded by the stacked body and separated from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: TOSHIBA MEMORY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Satoshi Nagai, Eiji Yoneda, Kentaro Matsunaga, Koutarou Sho
  • Publication number: 20180186563
    Abstract: Presenting an auxiliary storage apparatus and aircraft container that enables existing non-regulated temperature containers to be equipped with specific features such as cooling, heating, and humidifying features. The storage container with specific features is inserted into a non-regulated temperature container for aircraft use and is affixed to the interior of the aforementioned non-regulated temperature container by the auxiliary storage apparatus, which is comprised of the wire (14) that passes over the storage container, the hooks (10, 10) and pulleys (12, 12) that affix to the existing support brackets (20, 20) that are located on the four corners of the floor surface, and the turnbuckle (16). One end of the wire (14) hooks onto the hook (10). The wire (14) then passes over the storage container and winds around the pulleys (12, 12). The other end of the wire (14) attaches to the other hook (10 using the turnbuckle (16).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2015
    Publication date: July 5, 2018
    Inventors: Garg Pankaj, Satoshi Nagai
  • Patent number: 9855638
    Abstract: A dressing apparatus capable of bringing an overall dressing surface of a dresser into uniform sliding contact with a polishing surface of a polishing pad and capable of uniformly dressing the overall polishing surface of the polishing pad is disclosed. The dressing apparatus includes a dresser configured to rub against a polishing surface to dress the polishing surface that is used for polishing a substrate, a dresser shaft that applies a load to the dresser, at least one load-applying device configured to apply a downward load to a part of a peripheral portion of the dresser, and an operation controller configured to control operation of the load-applying device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: Ebara Corporation
    Inventors: Satoshi Nagai, Suguru Ogura, Kaoru Hamaura
  • Patent number: 9770856
    Abstract: The present invention has an object of providing a molded article of a composite structure obtained by bonding a polar thermoplastic resin, especially polyacetal, with another resin in a simple manner. According to the present invention, a molded article of a composite structure obtained by bonding a polar thermoplastic resin and a resin containing an aliphatic ester structure as a main component to each other in the state where at least a face at which both of the materials contact each other is in a melted state can be provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignees: National University Corporation Kyoto Insitute of Technology, Mitsubishi Gas Chamical Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Akira Ito, Satoshi Nagai, Hiroyuki Hamada, YewWei Leong
  • Publication number: 20170092656
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a semiconductor device includes a stacked body of N (N is an integer of 2 or more) layers stacked on a semiconductor substrate and openings different in depth surrounded by the stacked body and separated from each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2016
    Publication date: March 30, 2017
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Satoshi NAGAI, Eiji Yoneda, Kentaro Matsunaga, Koutarou Sho
  • Publication number: 20170052460
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a mask container includes a case that houses a pattern transfer mask, and a heater. The case supports the pattern transfer mask inside the case. The heater heats the case so that the pattern transfer mask in the case has a predetermined temperature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2015
    Publication date: February 23, 2017
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Eiji YONEDA, Masaru Suzuki, Hiroyuki Mizuno, Satoshi Nagai, Munetaka Machida
  • Patent number: 9468350
    Abstract: A cleaning tool 10 having at least one side opening 41 and a cleaning roll 50 at a cleaning head 30, wherein a dust guide surface 42 for leading dust from a surface to be cleaned to the side opening 41 is provided along a lower end of the side opening 41; the cleaning roll 50 is formed of an elastic roll having a surface covered with a thin film 53, and is rotatably arranged in a position to close the side opening 41 and to be in contact with the surface to be cleaned; and the cleaning roll 50 rotating according to movement of the cleaning head 30 takes the dust through the dust guide surface 42 into the side opening 41 while pushing the dust against the surface to be cleaned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: KAO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hirotoshi Tawara, Yukio Noda, Satoshi Nagai
  • Patent number: 9453819
    Abstract: An ultrasonic flaw detector including an ultrasonic probe for emitting an ultrasonic wave on an object to be inspected and receiving a reflected ultrasonic wave from the object, a drive element control unit for controlling a plurality of ultrasonic elements to emit an ultrasonic wave from the ultrasonic probe and to control a reflected ultrasonic wave from the object, and a calculation unit for obtaining, by using a refraction angle of the ultrasonic wave at a time of the ultrasonic wave entering the object, an incident position of the ultrasonic wave on a surface of the object, and a surface shape of a surface of the object at the incident position, the incident angle of the ultrasonic wave entering the incident position, and obtaining a plurality of ultrasonic elements to be driven, based on the incident position and the incident angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Setsu Yamamoto, Takahiro Miura, Jun Semboshi, Makoto Ochiai, Satoshi Nagai, Kazumi Watanabe, Tadahiro Mitsuhashi, Hiroyuki Adachi, Satoshi Yamamoto, Junichi Takabayashi, Masaru Otsuka
  • Publication number: 20160260731
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a semiconductor device includes a stacked body of N (N is an integer of 2 or more) layers stacked on a semiconductor substrate and openings different in depth surrounded by the stacked body and separated from each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2015
    Publication date: September 8, 2016
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Satoshi NAGAI, Eiji YONEDA, Kentaro MATSUNAGA, Koutarou SHO
  • Patent number: 9400264
    Abstract: An ultrasonic test equipment includes: a signal generating mechanism that generates a voltage waveform; an ultrasonic transmitting mechanism that excites ultrasonic vibrations having a lower frequency than a predetermined frequency to an object to be tested; an ultrasonic receiving mechanism that receives an ultrasonic response from the object to be tested; an AD converting mechanism that digitizes the received ultrasonic waveform; an analyzing mechanism that performs frequency analysis of the digital ultrasonic waveform digitized by the AD converting mechanism; an evaluating mechanism that extracts a variation of a nonlinear ultrasonic component from a frequency component of the digital ultrasonic wave obtained by the frequency analysis, compares the variation with defect data information in a defect information database, identifies a physical quantity of defect information of the object to be tested, and evaluates a defect in the object to be tested; and a control mechanism that partly or entirely controls
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2016
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Setsu Yamamoto, Jun Semboshi, Masahiro Yoshida, Takahiro Miura, Kazumi Watanabe, Makoto Ochiai, Satoshi Nagai
  • Patent number: 9217731
    Abstract: A welding inspection method has steps of: generating transmission laser light for generating an ultrasonic wave and transmitting the transmission laser light to an object to be inspected during or after welding operation for irradiation; generating reception laser light for detecting an ultrasonic wave and transmitting the reception laser light to the object to be inspected for irradiation; collecting laser light scattered and reflected at surface of the object to be inspected; performing interference measurement of the laser light and obtaining an ultrasonic signal; and analyzing the ultrasonic signal obtained by the interference measurement. At least one of the transmission laser light generated in the transmission laser light irradiation step and the reception laser light generated in the reception laser light irradiation step is irradiated onto a welded metal part or a groove side surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2015
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Setsu Yamamoto, Takahiro Miura, Takeshi Hoshi, Tsuyoshi Ogawa, Yoshihiro Fujita, Shozo Hirano, Kazumi Watanabe, Satoshi Nagai, Masahiro Yoshida, Satoru Asai, Makoto Ochiai, Jun Semboshi
  • Publication number: 20150296790
    Abstract: The present invention may provide an antibacterial and antiviral agent that may include an aqueous solution of a silicon-containing compound that has an antibacterial functional group, the aqueous solution having high stability over time and a strong deodorant effect.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2013
    Publication date: October 22, 2015
    Inventors: Satoshi NAGAI, Katsuhisa RIKO, Hiroki NIKAWA
  • Publication number: 20150253674
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a resist film formed on a processing layer is exposed by irradiating exposure light with a first wavelength belonging to an EUV band and auxiliary light with a second wavelength different from the first wavelength, the auxiliary light being separately generated from the exposure light.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2014
    Publication date: September 10, 2015
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Satoshi NAGAI, Eiji YONEDA