Patents by Inventor Satoshi Sano

Satoshi Sano 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: 20210059630
    Abstract: This X-ray imaging apparatus (100) includes a rotation mechanism (8) for relatively rotating an imaging system (200) constituted by an X-ray source (1), a detector (5), a first grating (2) and a second grating (3), and an image processing unit (6) for generating a dark-field image based on an X-ray intensity distribution at each of a plurality of rotation angles. The image processing unit (6) is configured to perform a scattering correction for reducing a dark-field signal of a pixel whose dark-field signal is larger than a threshold value (V1) among a plurality of pieces of pixels in the dark-field image to a set value (V2).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2018
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Inventors: Satoshi SANO, Kenji KIMURA, Taro SHIRAI, Takahiro DOKI, Akira HORIBA, Naoki MORIMOTO
  • Publication number: 20210047716
    Abstract: A steel sheet includes a hot-dip galvanized layer or a galvannealed layer on a surface of the steel sheet, the steel sheet including: in mass %, C: 0.06% or more and 0.22% or less; Si: 0.50% or more and 2.00% or less; Mn: 1.50% or more and 2.80% or less; Al: 0.02% or more and 1.00% or less; P: 0.001% or more and 0.100% or less; S: 0.0005% or more and 0.0100% or less; N: 0.0005% or more and 0.0100% or less; and a balance: Fe and impurities.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Publication date: February 18, 2021
    Applicant: NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kohichi SANO, Hiroyuki KAWATA, Yuji YAMAGUCHI, Satoshi UCHIDA, Yoshinori IMAI, Riki OKAMOTO
  • Patent number: 10911172
    Abstract: A user apparatus, in a radio communication system including a plurality of base stations, including a reception unit configured to receive, from a connecting base station, control information to be used for reducing an interference signal sent from an interference base station for the user apparatus; and an interference reducing unit configured to reduce the interference signal by using the control information to obtain a desired signal sent from the connecting base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: NTT DOCOMO, INC.
    Inventors: Yousuke Sano, Yusuke Ohwatari, Satoshi Nagata, Yuta Sagae, Yukihiko Okumura
  • Publication number: 20210015437
    Abstract: In an X-ray imaging apparatus an image processor is configured to generate a phase contrast image based on a plurality of first images acquired by a first detection region (R1) at a plurality of relative positions of the first detection region with respect to a subject (T) to be imaged, and to generate an absorption image based on a plurality of second images acquired by a second detection region (R2) at a plurality of relative positions of the second detection region with respect to the subject.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2018
    Publication date: January 21, 2021
    Applicant: Shimadzu Corporation
    Inventors: Koichi TANABE, Yukihisa WADA, Satoshi TOKUDA, Satoshi SANO, Akira HORIBA
  • Patent number: 10873979
    Abstract: The present invention is designed to reduce the latency due to collisions in UL transmission when contention-based UL data transmission is employed. A user terminal communicates using a second transmission time interval (TTI), having a shorter TTI duration than a first TTI, and this user terminal has a transmission section that transmits multiple UL data without a UL grant from a radio base station, and a control section that controls allocation of the multiple UL data individually, and the control section applies frequency hopping to allocate the multiple UL data to resources of different second TTIs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: NTT DOCOMO, INC.
    Inventors: Kazuaki Takeda, Kazuki Takeda, Yousuke Sano, Satoshi Nagata
  • Patent number: 10863958
    Abstract: This X-ray phase difference imaging system (100) includes an X-ray source (1), a plurality of gratings, a detector (4), and an image processor (6), in which the image processor (6) is configured to correct an artifact of a second phase contrast image (10b) that is reconstructed by using a first X-ray image (9a) and a third X-ray image (9c), on the basis of a first phase contrast image (10a) that is reconstructed by using the first X-ray image (9a) and a second X-ray image (9b).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Shimadzu Corporation
    Inventors: Taro Shirai, Kenji Kimura, Takahiro Doki, Satoshi Sano, Akira Horiba, Naoki Morimoto
  • Patent number: 10862618
    Abstract: The present invention is designed to reduce the impact of communication using TTIs with different numbers of symbols (or different numbers of REs) on the throughput of data channels. A transmitting/receiving section that transmits and receives signals using a plurality of transmission time intervals (TTIs) with different numbers of symbols, and a control section that controls the transmission and receipt of the signals by applying a predetermined transport block size (TBS) in each TTI are provided, where the predetermined TBS in each TTI is controlled according to the number of symbols in each TTI or a target coding rate that is configured in advance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: NTT DOCOMO, INC.
    Inventors: Keisuke Saito, Yousuke Sano, Kazuki Takeda, Satoshi Nagata
  • Patent number: 10862655
    Abstract: The present invention is designed to reduce the impact which the variation of the amount of overhead within a subframe has upon the throughput of data channels. A user terminal, according to the present invention, has a transmitting/receiving section that receives a downlink (DL) signal and/or transmits an uplink (UL) signal in a subframe, and a control section that controls transport block sizes (TBSs) of the DL signal and/or the UL signal. The user terminal controls the TBSs based on overhead in the subframe or a desired coding rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: NTT DOCOMO, INC.
    Inventors: Keisuke Saito, Yousuke Sano, Kazuki Takeda, Satoshi Nagata
  • Patent number: 10859512
    Abstract: Provided is a radiation imaging apparatus capable of performing precise imaging without performing pre-imaging in the absence of a subject. According to the present invention, it is possible to provide a radiation imaging apparatus capable of performing precise imaging without performing pre-imaging in the absence of a subject immediately before. That is, the apparatus of the present invention is provided with a phase grating 5 provided with a subject area and a reference area. Both areas each have a predetermined pattern that absorbs radiation, but the patterns are different from each other. In this area, an image of the phase grating 5 is observed in a moire pattern of a long period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Shimadzu Corporation
    Inventors: Koichi Tanabe, Toshinori Yoshimuta, Kenji Kimura, Hiroyuki Kishihara, Yukihisa Wada, Takuro Izumi, Taro Shirai, Takahiro Doki, Satoshi Sano, Akira Horiba
  • Publication number: 20200375084
    Abstract: A slip determination system is provided that is capable of providing appropriate control information to a traveling vehicle when the traveling vehicle has proceeded to an area where a slip is likely to occur during automatic travel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2018
    Publication date: December 3, 2020
    Inventors: Kazuo Sakaguchi, Tomohiko Sano, Osamu Yoshida, Tetsuya Nakajima, Takashi Nakabayashi, Satoshi Maruo, Kazuhiro Takahara
  • Publication number: 20200382168
    Abstract: A wireless communication system includes: base stations that are a plurality of transmission devices that transmits signals including different known sequences using a same frequency; and a mobile station that is a reception device that performs channel estimation using a reception signal received from at least one of the plurality of transmission devices, an average time parameter, and at least one of a plurality of the known sequences corresponding to the plurality of transmission devices, and removes an interference signal included in the reception signal using a result of the channel estimation, the average time parameter being a parameter related to channel estimation accuracy and determined based on a moving speed of a moving one of the reception device that receives the reception signal and the transmission devices that transmits the reception signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2020
    Publication date: December 3, 2020
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Satoshi SASAKI, Akinori NAKAJIMA, Shinji MASUDA, Hiroyasu SANO
  • Publication number: 20200359547
    Abstract: The present disclosure includes a travel operation unit that is configured to be manually operated and includes a mode operation tool for switching between automatic driving and manual driving, a manual travel control unit that includes a manual travel mode in which manual driving is performed based an operation signal received from the travel operation unit, and an automatic travel control unit that includes an automatic travel mode in which automatic driving is performed, a temporary stop mode in which a vehicle body is temporarily stopped during automatic driving for transitioning from the automatic travel mode to the manual travel mode, and a check mode in which whether a state of the travel operation unit satisfies a manual driving transition condition required for starting manual driving is checked in transition from the temporary stop mode to the manual travel mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2018
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Inventors: Kazuo Sakaguchi, Tomohiko Sano, Osamu Yoshida, Takashi Nakabayashi, Sotaro Hayashi, Masayuki Horiuchi, Mitsuhiro Seki, Kyosuke Yamaoka, Satoshi Maruo
  • Publication number: 20200359549
    Abstract: An automatic steering system for a work vehicle includes: a steering travel apparatus for performing leftward turning based on a leftward steering amount with respect to a straight-forward direction and performing rightward turning based on a rightward steering amount with respect to a neutral position; a subject vehicle location calculator for calculating a location of a subject vehicle; a locational shifting calculator for calculating locational shifting from the travel route and the location of the subject vehicle; a vehicle body direction calculator for calculating a vehicle body direction that indicates a direction of a vehicle body; a directional shifting calculator for calculating directional shifting from the travel route and the vehicle body direction; a steering amount calculator for calculating a first steering amount, which is a steering amount for correcting the locational shifting and the directional shifting, based on the locational shifting and the directional shifting; and a steering amount l
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2018
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Inventors: Kazuo Sakaguchi, Tomohiko Sano, Osamu Yoshida, Satoshi Maruo, Takashi Nakabayashi, Tetsuya Nakajima
  • Patent number: 10837922
    Abstract: The X-ray imaging apparatus is provided with a plurality of gratings including an X-ray source and a first grating, a detector, a grating rotation mechanism for rotating a plurality of gratings respectively, and an image processor for generating at least a dark field image. The image processor is configured to generate a dark field image captured by arranging the grating at a plurality of angles in a plane orthogonal to the optical axis direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Shimadzu Corporation
    Inventors: Satoshi Sano, Taro Shirai, Takahiro Doki, Akira Horiba, Naoki Morimoto, Kenji Kimura, Hiroshi Mizushima
  • Patent number: 10828380
    Abstract: An object is to provide a polymer having a high tumor/blood ratio. The present invention provides a polymer represented by the following formula (P1): wherein in the formula (P1), R represents any of a residue derived from a polymerization initiator, or a functional group; A may not be present, and when present, A represents any of a low-molecular compound, a dye, a reporter molecule, a target-binding molecule, a polymer or D; L represents a linker and L may not be present; n1 represents an integer of 1 or more; and D represents a dye backbone of a dye having absorption in the near-infrared region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hideo Saji, Kohei Sano, Akira Makino, Kengo Kanazaki, Fumio Yamauchi, Satoshi Ogawa, Tatsuki Fukui
  • Patent number: 10828845
    Abstract: A wire material for an elastic member includes: inner circumferential-side reinforced fibers that are wound in a spiral form; outer circumferential-side reinforced fibers that are provided on an outer circumference of the inner circumferential-side reinforced fibers; and thermosetting resin that is provided in at least a part of the inner circumferential-side reinforced fibers and the outer circumferential-side reinforced fibers and firmly fixes the reinforced fibers with each other. An angle formed by a winding direction of the inner circumferential-side reinforced fibers and a center axis of the winding is 70° to 110°. A winding direction of the outer circumferential-side reinforced fibers with respect to a center axis of the winding is along a direction of a tensile load applied to the wire material for the elastic member in accordance with a load applying torsional stress to the wire material for the elastic member as an externally applied load.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: NHK Spring Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takamichi Sano, Kazuhiko Konomi, Satoshi Okabe, Masaru Imamura
  • Publication number: 20200337659
    Abstract: In this X-ray phase imaging apparatus, at least one of a plurality of gratings is composed of a plurality of grating portions arranged along a third direction perpendicular to a first direction along which a subject or an imaging system is moved by a moving mechanism and a second direction along which an X-ray source, a detection unit, and a plurality of grating portions are arranged. The plurality of grating portions are arranged such that adjacent grating portions overlap each other when viewed in the first direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2020
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Inventors: Satoshi SANO, Koichi TANABE, Yukihisa WADA, Satoshi TOKUDA, Akira HORIBA, Naoki MORIMOTO
  • Publication number: 20200331347
    Abstract: A harvester includes: a crop tank that stores a crop harvested by a harvesting device; a weight detection unit that detects a storage weight, which is a value indicating the weight of the crop stored in the crop tank; a maximum weight calculation unit that calculates a maximum weight, which is a value indicating the weight of the crop at the maximum storage amount of the crop tank; a unit harvest weight calculation unit calculates a unit harvest weight that indicates the weight of the crop harvested per unit of harvest-travel distance; and a maximum travel distance calculation unit that calculates a maximum travel distance, which is the maximum distance that can be traveled during traveling harvesting before the amount of the crop stored in the crop tank reaches the maximum storage amount, based on the storage weight, the maximum weight, and the unit harvest weight.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2018
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Inventors: Kazuo Sakaguchi, Tomohiko Sano, Osamu Yoshida, Satoshi Maruo, Takashi Nakabayashi
  • Publication number: 20200333265
    Abstract: The X-ray phase imaging apparatus includes an imaging system, a position switching mechanism for switching between a retracted position and an imaging position, a control unit for controlling switching between the retracted position and the imaging position, and an image processing unit for generating an X-ray phase contrast image based on the first image and the second image. The control unit is configured to control sequentially imaging at the retracted position and imaging at the imaging position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2020
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Inventors: Takahiro DOKI, Kenji KIMURA, Taro SHIRAI, Satoshi SANO, Akira HORIBA, Naoki MORIMOTO
  • Patent number: 10809210
    Abstract: This X-ray phase imaging apparatus (100) includes a controller (5) that generates a dark field image (Iv) with respect to each of a plurality of relative positions between a subject (S) and an imaging grating (G1) changed by an adjustment mechanism (3) to acquire a contrast of a region of interest (ROI) in the dark field image (Iv), and controls the adjustment mechanism (3) to adjust a relative position between the subject (S) and the imaging grating (G1) based on the acquired contrast.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Shimadzu Corporation
    Inventors: Akira Horiba, Taro Shirai, Takahiro Doki, Satoshi Sano