Patents by Inventor Satoshi Sakai

Satoshi Sakai 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: 11557463
    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: January 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2023
    Assignee: Hitachi High-Tech Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Kobayashi, Nobuya Miyoshi, Kazunori Shinoda, Kenji Maeda, Yutaka Kouzuma, Satoshi Sakai, Masaru Izawa
  • Patent number: 11552361
    Abstract: Provided is a vehicle battery device in which components are reduced, a compact configuration can be achieved, and connection with the outside can be easily performed. A vehicle battery device includes: a battery cell mounting part accommodating a battery cell group constituted by a plurality of laminated battery cells; and an interface box integrating connection functions between the battery cell mounting part and the outside, wherein the battery cell mounting part is connected to at least one of two opposing side surfaces in an outer surface of the interface box, and has an end plate on an end surface opposite an end surface connected to the interface box; and the battery cell group of the battery cell mounting part is compressed and sandwiched between the side surface of the interface box and the end plate in a lamination direction of the battery cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hideaki Sakai, Satoshi Takada, Kyosuke Miyoshi
  • Patent number: 11536195
    Abstract: An engine room structure for a vehicle uses dividing portions of plural wall members forming a cover member, and can thereby easily form a through portion through which plural routing members are caused to pass by notch-shaped portions without forming a substantial through hole. An engine room structure for a vehicle, which includes a cover member covering an upper portion of an engine and in which a through portion is formed in the cover member, and plural routing members pass through the through portion. The cover member is divided into at least a first member and a second member, continuous notch-shaped portions are formed along a partial dividing line between the first member and the second member in either one of those, and the through portion for the plural routing members is formed with the notch-shaped portions of the one member and an end portion of the other member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Assignee: MAZDA MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Nakagawa, Kazuki Yamauchi, Takafumi Sakai, Satoshi Kusumoto
  • Publication number: 20220401590
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a compound represented by the following General Formula (1) or a salt thereof. In General Formula (1), R1, R2, R3 and R4 each independently represent a hydrogen atom, a linear or branched alkyl group which may have a substituent or the like. R1 and R2 may be bonded to each other to form a ring. R3 and R4 may be bonded to each other to form a ring. R1 and/or R2 may be bonded to a 6-membered ring to which —NR1R2 is bonded to form a ring. R3 and/or R4 may be bonded to a 6-membered ring to which —NR3R4 is bonded to form a ring. R5 represents —11CH3, a linear or branched alkyl group which may have a substituent or the like. R6 represents —F, —18F or the like. X, Y and Z each independently represent a carbon atom, an oxygen atom or the like. n is 0 or 1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2020
    Publication date: December 22, 2022
    Applicants: SHIZUOKA PREFECTURAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION, MEDICAL CORPORATION KINSHUKAI, HAMAMATSU PHOTONICS K.K.
    Inventors: Kenichiro TODOROKI, Yoshitaka HAMASHIMA, Hiromichi EGAMI, Satoshi NAKAGAWA, Toshihiro SAKAI, Osamu INOUE, Shingo NISHIYAMA, Masakatsu KANAZAWA, Hideo TSUKADA
  • Publication number: 20220385206
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to an inverter device, including: an inverter circuit including a plurality of switching elements and a capacitor; an active discharge circuit including a first discharge resistor and a discharge switch connected in series, and connected between a positive electrode and a negative electrode of the capacitor; and a control circuit including a controller respectively connected to the switching elements and the discharge switch. The controller controls the switching elements and the discharge switch. The controller turns on the discharge switch to discharge the capacitor when the controller receives a discharge command from outside the inverter device and an electric motor is rotating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2022
    Publication date: December 1, 2022
    Applicant: NIDEC ELESYS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuhiro SAKAI, Satoshi Shimazu, Yuhi Nakada
  • Publication number: 20220379789
    Abstract: An air pump device includes an electric pump unit including a pump mechanism and a motor configured to drive the pump mechanism, a case housing the electric pump unit, and a vibration-proof member interposed between the electric pump unit and the case. The vibration-proof member is a plate-shaped member made of an elastic resin material and is wound around the electric pump unit to wrap the electric pump unit therein. A part of the vibration-proof member is sandwiched between the electric pump unit and one of facing surfaces that are inner surfaces of the case and face each other inside the case. Another part of the vibration-proof member is sandwiched between the electric pump unit and the other one of the facing surfaces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2022
    Publication date: December 1, 2022
    Applicant: AISIN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shogo SAKAI, Kazuma NISHIDA, Takashi YOKOYAMA, Satoshi MASUDA
  • Publication number: 20220347983
    Abstract: A decorative sheet having a surface protective layer on substrate, wherein the surface protective layer is obtained by crosslinking and curing composition A containing an ionizing radiation-curable resin composition and radical scavenger; the radical scavenger contains radical scavenger i which includes ethylenic double bond polymerizable with ionizing radiation-curable resin composition and radical scavenger ii which does not include ethylenic double bond polymerizable with ionizing radiation-curable resin composition; a content of radical scavenger in composition A is not less than 0.5 parts by mass and less than 10.0 parts by mass based on 100 parts by mass of the ionizing radiation-curable resin composition; and a water vapor transmission rate of the decorative sheet when measured in accordance with Testing Methods for Determination of the Water Vapor Transmission Rate of Moisture-Proof Packaging Materials (Dish Method) defined in JIS Z0208:1976 is not less than 0.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2020
    Publication date: November 3, 2022
    Applicant: DAI NIPPON PRINTING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Satoshi FURUTA, Osamu GOTO, Toshiyuki SAKAI, Mayuko KOMURASAKI
  • Publication number: 20220316256
    Abstract: A slide door driving device includes a support plate that is an elongated plate member, two driven pulleys supported respectively by opposite ends of the support plate in a longitudinal direction of the support plate; a belt wound around the two driven pulleys; a connector by which the belt is connected to the slide door; and a driving portion supported by the support plate and configured to drive the belt.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2022
    Publication date: October 6, 2022
    Applicants: AISIN CORPORATION, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, TOYOTA SHATAI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Satoshi SHIBAYAMA, Masato MORI, Shunsuke KANAGAI, Hideaki KANASUGI, Nobuo HAYAMA, Yusuke KATO, Nobuaki SAKAI
  • Patent number: 11444555
    Abstract: An actuator includes a stack including: an elastomer layer; and an elastic electrode disposed on each surface of the elastomer layer, in which the stack is subjected to a pre-strain of 50% or more at least in one direction. The stack may have a round tubular shape with the elastic electrodes disposed on opposite surfaces of the elastomer layer in a radial direction of the stack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Satoshi Nakamaru, Hiroichi Ishikawa, Kentarou Sakai, Akihiro Nakata, Kazuhito Wakana, Yoshio Goto
  • Patent number: 11433425
    Abstract: An actuator includes a laminate including an elastomer layer and an electrode, in which the laminate has a spiral or concentric shape, pre-distortion is applied to at least one member out of the elastomer layer and the electrode, and area distortion of the at least one member is 10% or larger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Akihiro Nakata, Satoshi Nakamaru, Yoshio Goto, Hiroichi Ishikawa, Kentarou Sakai, Kazuhito Wakana
  • Patent number: 11424702
    Abstract: A motor driving apparatus including a driving circuit for supplying a first pulse with which a first coil included in a two-phase stepping motor generates a first magnetic flux, a second pulse with which a second coil included in the stepping motor generates a second magnetic flux opposite to the first magnetic flux, a third pulse with which the first coil generates the second magnetic flux, and a fourth pulse with which the second coil generates the first magnetic flux, to the stepping motor. The driving circuit supplies the second pulse, the third pulse, and the fourth pulse in this order to the stepping motor in a state of being stopped to start the stepping motor, and supplies the first pulse, the second pulse, the third pulse, and the fourth pulse in this order to the stepping motor after starting to continuously drive the stepping motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: SEIKO INSTRUMENTS INC.
    Inventors: Tetsuya Nobe, Satoshi Sakai, Kazumi Sakumoto, Kosuke Yamamoto, Akihito Okumura
  • Patent number: 11421203
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method of producing a retinal pigment epithelial cell from a human pluripotent stem cell, and a method of treating or preventing a retinal disease by using the produced cell. The retinal pigment epithelial cell is prepared by (a) inducing differentiation of a human pluripotent stem cell into a pigment cell by adhesion cultivation of a human pluripotent stem cell in a medium containing a Nodal signal inhibitor and a Wnt signal inhibitor in the absence of a feeder cell to give a culture containing the pigment cell, (b) subjecting the obtained culture to further adhesion culture to give a culture containing a pigment cell colony, and (c) isolating the pigment cell from the obtained culture and culturing the cell to give a retinal pigment epithelial cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: RIKEN
    Inventors: Masayo Takahashi, Satoshi Okamoto, Noriko Sakai
  • Patent number: 11404231
    Abstract: A contact point device includes: a fixed contact; a movable contactor that has a movable contact capable of being in contact with the fixed contact by moving in parallel with a first direction, and extended along a second direction orthogonal to the first direction; a containing chamber that contains the fixed contact and the movable contact; and a shielding wall disposed inside the containing chamber. The containing chamber has a first space and a second space, the shielding wall faces the first space or the second space, the shielding wall includes a partition wall located between the first space and the second space, the first space and the second space are disposed side by side in a third direction orthogonal to the first direction and the second direction, and the partition wall is located in the first direction from the fixed contact and the movable contact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Satoshi Sakai
  • Publication number: 20220236970
    Abstract: A program causes a computer to serve as an information conversion device that is equipped with at least one of (A)-(E): (A) a replication necessity analysis processor specifying a location where an instruction referred to from phi functions present in one basic block is present and inserting an inter-register transfer instruction therein; (B) an intra-loop constant analysis processor specifying a closed path in which the references of the phi functions are circulated and inserting the inter-register transfer instruction therein; (C) an inter-instruction dependency analysis processor specifying a location where data dependency is present between instructions, which are reference destinations of the phi functions, and inserting the inter-register transfer instruction thereat; (D) an identical instruction reference analysis processor specifying, in a plurality of execution paths, a location where the phi functions referring to a result of the identical instruction before branching are present and inserting the i
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2020
    Publication date: July 28, 2022
    Inventors: Hidetsugu IRIE, Shuichi SAKAI, Toru KOIZUMI, Satoshi NAKAE, Akifumi FUKUDA
  • Patent number: 11392076
    Abstract: A recovery container includes a container body, a discharge port, an opening/closing part, a guide part, and an inclination suppressing part. The container body with a recovery path is removably attached to an attachment target. The powder transported through the recovery path is discharged to outside through the discharge port. The opening/closing part closes the discharge port. In an attached state in which the container body is attached to the attachment target, the opening/closing part is push-opened by a periphery of a recovery port provided in the attachment target. The guide part extends in the attachment direction of the container body to guide movement of the opening/closing part. The inclination suppressing part comes into contact with a portion of the attachment target before the periphery of the recovery port comes into contact with the opening/closing part to suppress inclination of the container body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Business Innovation Corp.
    Inventors: Lei Yuan, Satoshi Hashimoto, Yusuke Sakai, Hirohisa Hoshino
  • Patent number: 11387063
    Abstract: A contact point device includes a fixed contact, a movable contactor that has a movable contact capable of being in contact with the fixed contact by moving in parallel with a first direction, a containing chamber that contains the fixed contact and the movable contact, and a shielding wall disposed inside the containing chamber. The shielding wall is located in the first direction from the fixed contact and the movable contact when viewed in a second direction orthogonal to the first direction, the shielding wall extends along the first direction, and the shielding wall is provided with one or a plurality of through holes that penetrate the shielding wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: PANSONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Satoshi Sakai
  • Patent number: 11276539
    Abstract: An electromagnetic device includes a fixed iron core through which a first magnetic flux flows, a movable iron core that reciprocates to separate from the fixed iron core by a predetermined gap when a current applied to a coil, which generates the first magnetic flux, is stopped and move to the fixed iron core by an attractive force when the current is applied to the coil. The electromagnetic device also includes a permanent magnet that generates a second magnetic flux. The opposed surface of the fixed iron core and the opposed surface of the movable iron core may be opposed in a reciprocating direction of the movable iron core. The permanent magnet may be attached to the fixed iron core such that a magnetized surface of the permanent magnet is opposed and exposed to the opposed surface of the movable iron core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Satoshi Sakai, Katsuya Uruma
  • Publication number: 20220056863
    Abstract: An electric current detection apparatus, the electric current detection apparatus is configured to detect an electric current flowing in a solenoid configured to be electrified by a PWM control, the apparatus includes a switch, an electric current value detection portion configured to detect a first electric current value at a first timing corresponding to a timing when the switch transitions from a closed state to an open state, the electric current value detection portion being configured to detect a third electric current value at a third timing, and a second electric current value calculation portion configured to calculate a second electric current value on the basis of the first electric current value and the third electric current value, the second electric current value being an electric current value of the electric current at the second timing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2021
    Publication date: February 24, 2022
    Applicant: AISIN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kouki OJIMA, Satoshi SAKAI, Toshihisa HABIRO, Yuta KAWAI
  • Patent number: 11227736
    Abstract: An electromagnetic device includes a coil, a fixed iron core, a movable iron core configured to reciprocate to separate from the fixed iron core by a predetermined gap when a current applied to the coil is stopped and move to the fixed iron core by an attractive force when the current is applied to the coil, and a permanent magnet. The permanent magnet is arranged so that the permanent magnet is opposed to the gap in a second direction perpendicular to a first direction and separated from the fixed iron core and the movable iron core with a space interposed therebetween. A direction of a second magnetic flux generated by the permanent magnet conforms to a direction of the first magnetic flux between opposed surfaces of the fixed iron core and the movable iron core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Satoshi Sakai, Katsuya Uruma
  • Patent number: RE49236
    Abstract: A contact device includes a pair of fixed contacts, a movable contactor, a contactor holder, a movable shaft, and a base. The pair of fixed contacts are aligned in a first direction. The movable contactor comes into or out of contact with the pair of fixed contacts in a second direction orthogonal to the first direction. The contactor holder holds the movable contactor. The movable shaft moves the contactor holder in the second direction so that the movable contactor comes into or out of contact with the fixed contacts. The base accommodates the fixed contacts, the movable contactor, and the contactor holder. The base has a projection projecting from a position opposing the contactor holder in a third direction orthogonal to both the first and second directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Koji Yokoyama, Satoshi Sakai