Patents by Inventor Satoshi Sekiguchi

Satoshi Sekiguchi 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: 11220215
    Abstract: An image capture device is mounted in a vehicle. The image capture device includes: an image capture unit; and a setting unit that sets an image capture condition for each region of the image capture unit each having a plurality of pixels, or for each pixel, based upon at least one of a state exterior to the vehicle and a state of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: NIKON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akiko Shiga, Toru Miyakoshi, Satoshi Yamaguchi, Akira Kinoshita, Kaoru Yoshino, Hitomi Naganuma, Takashi Kuriyama, Koichi Fukuda, Yuki Kita, Koji Nagaoka, Tomoya Nakagawa, Masakazu Sekiguchi, Takashi Shionoya
  • Publication number: 20210288508
    Abstract: A power-supply control device includes a processor that performs a battery abnormality recognizing process and a control process. In the control process, the processor performs a first power-supply control operation of enabling supply of electric power from a secondary battery to a first load by a first connection circuit and supply of electric power from a secondary battery to a second load by a second connection circuit and, when an abnormality of the secondary battery is recognized in the battery abnormality recognizing process, performs a second power-supply control operation of controlling the first relay into a disconnected state to stop the supply of electric power from the secondary battery to the first load by the first connection circuit and maintain the supply of electric power from the secondary battery to the second load by the second connection circuit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2021
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Inventors: Satoshi Sekiguchi, Takeshi Itagaki, Kazutaka Yoshimura, Kosuke Murata, Hironori Deno, Yuto Fukusho
  • Publication number: 20200298727
    Abstract: Provided is a vehicle control device that prevents a specific function of a traveling vehicle from being not able to operate due to a failure of a battery. The vehicle control device includes: a control section configured to execute predetermined function control for a vehicle system; a discharge performance determination section configured to determine whether or not a battery is able to discharge a predetermined amount of current in accordance with a predetermined function before the predetermined function control is started; and an execution availability determination section configured to permit the control section to execute the predetermined function when it is determined that the predetermined amount of current is able to be discharged and inhibit the control section from executing the predetermined function when it is determined that the predetermined amount of current is not able to be discharged.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2020
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Inventors: Hayahito Ukai, Takehiro Horigome, Yasuhiro Ikeda, Satoshi Sekiguchi, Hironori Deno, Shota Kawanaka
  • Patent number: 9856847
    Abstract: A vehicle power source device includes a first group that includes a first battery and a first load group which is connected with the first battery, a second group that includes a second battery or includes the second battery and a second load group which is connected with the second battery, a third group that includes a starting device which starts an internal combustion engine and a capacitor, a first switch that is provided between the first group and the second group, a second switch that is provided between the second group and the third group, a third switch that is provided between the first group and the third group, and a control unit that performs control to turn the first switch off, the second switch off, and the third switch on in a case where the internal combustion engine is started.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Satoshi Sekiguchi
  • Patent number: 9688224
    Abstract: A vehicle electric power supply apparatus includes first and second power sources connected in parallel to each other; a DC-DC converter connected between the first and second power sources; a switch connected in parallel to the DC-DC converter and connected between the first and second power sources; an opening and closing unit that is operable to open and close the switch; and a control unit that controls the DC-DC converter and the opening and closing unit. When an internal combustion engine is stopped, the control unit sets the switch to be OFF using the opening and closing unit, and the control unit causes the second power source to be discharged and the first power source to be charged until the output voltage of the second power source reaches a first voltage by electric power supply from the second power source to the first power source via the DC-DC converter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yusuke Takahashi, Satoshi Sekiguchi, Takushi Inoue
  • Publication number: 20170030316
    Abstract: A vehicle power source device includes a first group that includes a first battery and a first load group which is connected with the first battery, a second group that includes a second battery or includes the second battery and a second load group which is connected with the second battery, a third group that includes a starting device which starts an internal combustion engine and a capacitor, a first switch that is provided between the first group and the second group, a second switch that is provided between the second group and the third group, a third switch that is provided between the first group and the third group, and a control unit that performs control to turn the first switch off, the second switch off, and the third switch on in a case where the internal combustion engine is started.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2016
    Publication date: February 2, 2017
    Applicant: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Satoshi Sekiguchi
  • Patent number: 9458813
    Abstract: A control unit of a vehicle electric power supply apparatus controls an opening and closing unit to set a switch to an OFF state and a voltage detection unit to detect an output voltage of a first power source and an output voltage of a second power source when a second electric load is to be driven, and the control unit inhibits driving of the second electric load when the absolute value of the difference between the output voltage of the first power source and the output voltage of the second power source detected by the voltage detection unit is a predetermined first threshold value or less over a predetermined length of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Satoshi Sekiguchi
  • Patent number: 9447167
    Abstract: Disclosed is a novel means that enables mass production of highly safe fibrinogen at low cost. The transgenic silkworm of the present invention expresses the fibrinogen subunit A?, B? and ? chains in the silk gland cells and produces fibrinogen having coagulation activity in the cocoon filament. Preferably, the transgenic silkworm expresses the subunits in the middle silk gland cells and produces fibrinogen in the sericin layer of the cocoon filament. By recovering fibrinogen from the cocoon of the transgenic silkworm of the present invention, highly safe fibrinogen can be mass-produced at low cost.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: IMMUNO-BIOLOGICAL LABORATORIES CO., LTD
    Inventors: Satoshi Sekiguchi, Manabu Takahisa, Masahiro Tomita
  • Patent number: 9188099
    Abstract: A starter includes an output shaft which rotates by a rotary force applied from the motor unit, a housing in which an end of the output shaft is rotatably supported, and an electromagnetic device configured to apply/shut off current to the motor unit, and biases a suppressing force toward the ring gear to the pinion gear through a clutch mechanism, wherein a load receiving member which abuts one end of the output shaft to receive an axial load generated from the output shaft is installed in the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignees: MITSUBA CORPORATION, HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tomohiko Ikemori, Hiroshi Ooka, Masaaki Oya, Shigehiro Kanbe, Masataka Odagiri, Mitsuhiro Kogure, Hiroki Yamada, Masahiro Nakamura, Seiji Shimada, Yusuke Fukada, Satoshi Sekiguchi
  • Patent number: 9176925
    Abstract: A non-transitory computer-readable storage medium storing a game program, the game program causing a computer to execute a process, including: an event occurrence process to cause occurrence of an event for allowing a player to obtain an item; an occurrence count acquisition process to acquire the number of times the event has occurred; a number determination process to determine the number of other players different from the player based on the number of times the event has occurred; and a consecutive event occurrence process to cause an event for allowing players to obtain an item to occur in a consecutive manner after the event for allowing the player to obtain the item, the number of the players being the determined number or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: DeNa Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuzo Takagi, Takehiro Kusano, Satoshi Sekiguchi, Wataru Takahashi, Yuuki Abe, Minehiro Nagata
  • Patent number: 9033804
    Abstract: A game processing server apparatus, to which plural terminal devices each being operated by a player are connected via a network, configured to provide a game service to the plural terminal devices, includes a player management unit which manages an association of a target player with other of the plural players; and an event management unit which controls a generation of an event for the target player based on a winning probability parameter of the target player indicating a probability of the target player winning the game determined based on player information of the target player and the players associated with the target player.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: DeNA Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuzo Takagi, Takehiro Kusano, Satoshi Sekiguchi, Wataru Takahashi, Yuuki Abe, Minehiro Nagata
  • Publication number: 20150008731
    Abstract: A vehicle electric power supply apparatus includes first and second power sources connected in parallel to each other; a DC-DC converter connected between the first and second power sources; a switch connected in parallel to the DC-DC converter and connected between the first and second power sources; an opening and closing unit that is operable to open and close the switch; and a control unit that controls the DC-DC converter and the opening and closing unit. When an internal combustion engine is stopped, the control unit sets the switch to be OFF using the opening and closing unit, and the control unit causes the second power source to be discharged and the first power source to be charged until the output voltage of the second power source reaches a first voltage by electric power supply from the second power source to the first power source via the DC-DC converter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2014
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Inventors: Yusuke Takahashi, Satoshi Sekiguchi, Takushi Inoue
  • Publication number: 20150001857
    Abstract: A control unit of a vehicle electric power supply apparatus controls an opening and closing unit to set a switch to an OFF state and a voltage detection unit to detect an output voltage of a first power source and an output voltage of a second power source when a second electric load is to be driven, and the control unit inhibits driving of the second electric load when the absolute value of the difference between the output voltage of the first power source and the output voltage of the second power source detected by the voltage detection unit is a predetermined first threshold value or less over a predetermined length of time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2014
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventor: Satoshi Sekiguchi
  • Patent number: 8753211
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present invention provide a game system that enables a player to easily select an item to be used by a player character. The game system according to an embodiment of the present invention comprises a selection unit configured to select, from player game contents owned by a player, one or more game contents to be used by a player character of the player in a battle with an opponent character, based at least on an effective value calculated by the effective value calculating unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: DeNA Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuzo Takagi, Yuuki Abe, Satoshi Sekiguchi, Takehiro Kusano
  • Publication number: 20140113730
    Abstract: A computer-readable storage medium non-transitorily storing a game program for causing a computer that includes a processor and a memory to execute a game played by a player using a game content for which a parameter that can be increased to an upper limit value is set, the game program causing the computer to perform the following processes: an offer process of offering the player with the game content; a recording process of recording the offered game content as an owned game content that the player owns; and an upper limit setting process of selecting one owned game content and another owned game content set to the same type as the one owned game content from among a plurality of owned game contents that the player owns, and re-setting an upper limit value of a parameter set for the one owned game content to a new upper limit value by combining the one owned game content with the other owned game content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2013
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Applicant: DeNA Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuzo TAKAGI, Takehiro KUSANO, Satoshi SEKIGUCHI, Wataru TAKAHASHI, Yuuki ABE, Minehiro NAGATA
  • Publication number: 20140073436
    Abstract: A game processing server apparatus, to which plural terminal devices each being operated by a player are connected via a network, configured to provide a game service to the plural terminal devices, includes a player management unit which manages an association of a target player with other plural players; and an event management unit which controls a generation of a predetermined event, manages an event generation status for each of the target player and the players associated with the target player, determines whether a specific event is already generated for the target player and the players associated with the target player by referring to the event generation status for each of the target player and the players associated with the target player, determines, based on the determined result, an event to be generated for the target player.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2013
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Applicant: DeNA Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuzo TAKAGI, Takehiro KUSANO, Satoshi SEKIGUCHI, Wataru TAKAHASHI, Yuuki ABE, Minehiro NAGATA
  • Publication number: 20130345401
    Abstract: Disclosed is a novel means that enables mass production of highly safe fibrinogen at low cost. The transgenic silkworm of the present invention expresses the fibrinogen subunit A?, B? and ? chains in the silk gland cells and produces fibrinogen having coagulation activity in the cocoon filament. Preferably, the transgenic silkworm expresses the subunits in the middle silk gland cells and produces fibrinogen in the sericin layer of the cocoon filament. By recovering fibrinogen from the cocoon of the transgenic silkworm of the present invention, highly safe fibrinogen can be mass-produced at low cost.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2012
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Applicant: IMMUNO-BIOLOGICAL LABORATORIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Satoshi Sekiguchi, Manabu Takahisa, Masahiro Tomita
  • Patent number: 8608572
    Abstract: A game processing server apparatus, to which plural terminal devices each being operated by a player are connected via a network, configured to provide a game service to the plural terminal devices, includes a player management unit which manages an association of a target player with other plural players; and an event management unit which controls a generation of a predetermined event, manages an event generation status for each of the target player and the players associated with the target player, determines whether a specific event is already generated for the target player and the players associated with the target player by referring to the event generation status for each of the target player and the players associated with the target player, determines, based on the determined result, an event to be generated for the target player.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: DeNA Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuzo Takagi, Takehiro Kusano, Satoshi Sekiguchi, Wataru Takahashi, Yuuki Abe, Minehiro Nagata
  • Publication number: 20130324265
    Abstract: A non-transitory computer-readable storage medium storing a game program, the game program causing a computer to execute a process, including: an event occurrence process to cause occurrence of an event for allowing a player to obtain an item; an occurrence count acquisition process to acquire the number of times the event has occurred; a number determination process to determine the number of other players different from the player based on the number of times the event has occurred; and a consecutive event occurrence process to cause an event for allowing players to obtain an item to occur in a consecutive manner after the event for allowing the player to obtain the item, the number of the players being the determined number or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2013
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Applicant: DeNA Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuzo Takagi, Takehiro Kusano, Satoshi Sekiguchi, Wataru Takahashi, Yuuki Abe, Minehiro Nagata
  • Publication number: 20130324266
    Abstract: A computer-readable storage medium non-transitorily storing a game program for causing a computer that includes a processor and a memory to execute a game played by a player using a game content for which a parameter that can be increased to an upper limit value is set, the game program causing the computer to perform the following processes: an offer process of offering the player with the game content; a recording process of recording the offered game content as an owned game content that the player owns; and an upper limit setting process of selecting one owned game content and another owned game content set to the same type as the one owned game content from among a plurality of owned game contents that the player owns, and re-setting an upper limit value of a parameter set for the one owned game content to a new upper limit value by combining the one owned game content with the other owned game content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2013
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Applicant: DENA CO., LTD.
    Inventors: YUZO TAKAGI, TAKEHIRO KUSANO, SATOSHI SEKIGUCHI, WATARU TAKAHASHI, YUUKI ABE, MINEHIRO NAGATA