Patents by Inventor Satoshi Suzuki

Satoshi Suzuki 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: 20200358415
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing apparatus, an information processing method, and a program that enable output of a sound to be heard at an assumed viewing/listening position of a zoom image when an image is displayed as the zoom image. In the case of image content such as a sports broadcast, the individual location information, direction and posture information, and audio data of each player as an object are stored separately for direct sound and reverberant sound, at the time of recording. At the time of reproducing a zoom image, the direct sound and the reverberant sound are mixed according to the direction of a player as an object with respect to an assumed viewing/listening position in the zoom image, so that a sound to be heard at the assumed viewing/listening position is output. The present disclosure can be applied to a content reproduction apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2018
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Keiichi AOYAMA, Satoshi SUZUKI, Koji FURUSAWA
  • Patent number: 10811533
    Abstract: A semiconductor device includes a medium voltage MOSFET having a vertical drain drift region between RESURF trenches containing field plates which are electrically coupled to a source electrode of the MOSFET. A split gate with a central opening is disposed above the drain drift region between the RESURF trenches. A two-level LDD region is disposed below the central opening in the split gate. A contact metal stack makes contact with a source region at lateral sides of the triple contact structure, and with a body contact region and the field plates in the RESURF trenches at a bottom surface of the triple contact structure. A perimeter RESURF trench surrounds the MOSFET. A field plate in the perimeter RESURF trench is electrically coupled to the source electrode of the MOSFET. An integrated snubber may be formed in trenches formed concurrently with the RESURF trenches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Christopher Boguslaw Kocon, Hideaki Kawahara, Simon John Molloy, Satoshi Suzuki, John Manning Savidge Neilson
  • Patent number: 10813144
    Abstract: A communication device may, in response to a wireless link via a first wireless interface being established with a terminal device while the communication device is a first parent station state, receive predetermined information from the terminal device via a second wireless interface, if the predetermined information is received, shift the communication device from the first parent station state to a second parent station state, wherein the communication device is maintained in the first parent station state if the predetermined information is not received even if the wireless link via the first wireless interface has been established with the terminal device and after the communication device has been shifted to the second parent station state, establish a first wireless connection via the second wireless interface with the terminal device so as to cause the terminal device to participate in the second wireless network as a child station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Satoshi Suzuki, Hirotaka Asakura, Yusuke Shimada, Hiroshi Shibata
  • Patent number: 10779335
    Abstract: A communication device may, in response to a wireless link via a first wireless interface being established with a terminal device while the communication device is a first parent station state, receive predetermined information from the terminal device via a second wireless interface, if the predetermined information is received, shift the communication device from the first parent station state to a second parent station state, wherein the communication device is maintained in the first parent station state if the predetermined information is not received even if the wireless link via the first wireless interface has been established with the terminal device and after the communication device has been shifted to the second parent station state, establish a first wireless connection via the second wireless interface with the terminal device so as to cause the terminal device to participate in the second wireless network as a child station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Satoshi Suzuki, Hirotaka Asakura, Yusuke Shimada, Hiroshi Shibata
  • Publication number: 20200266154
    Abstract: A semiconductor device includes a lead frame having a die pad; a semiconductor chip having a front surface in which an integrated circuit is formed, and a back surface that is die-bonded onto the die pad through intermediation of an interposing film and an adhesive layer; and an encapsulating resin for encapsulating the lead frame, the adhesive layer, the interposing film, and the semiconductor chip. The interposing film has a first opening which forms a space between a part of the back surface of the semiconductor chip and the adhesive layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2020
    Publication date: August 20, 2020
    Inventors: Satoshi SUZUKI, Yoshitaka KIMURA
  • Publication number: 20200260174
    Abstract: Provided is a sound output device worn on an ear of a listener and used, and having listening characteristics of an ambient sound in a wearing state. A sound output device 100 includes a sound generating portion 110 that generates a sound, a sound guiding portion 120 that takes in the sound generated in the sound generating portion 110 from one end 121, and a holding portion 130 that holds the sound guiding portion 120 in the vicinity of the other end 122. The holding portion 130 is engaged with an intertragic notch, and supports the sound guiding portion 120 such that a sound output hole of the other end 122 of the sound guiding portion 120 to face a depth side of an ear canal. Even in a state where the listener wears the sound output device 100, the sound output device 100 does not block an ear cavity of the listener, and the listener can listen to the ambient sound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2020
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Inventors: GO IGARASHI, SATOSHI SUZUKI, KOHEI ASADA, KOJI NAGENO
  • Publication number: 20200256824
    Abstract: A solid electrolyte includes partially stabilized zirconia in which a stabilizer forms a solid solution in zirconia. The partially stabilized zirconia includes at least monoclinic phase particles and cubic phase particles as crystal particles that configure the partially stabilized zirconia, and an abundance ratio of the monoclinic phase particle is 5 to 25% by volume. The partially stabilized zirconia includes stabilizer low-concentration phase particles of which concentration of the stabilizer at a particle center is equal to or less than 1 mol %, as the crystal particles. The stabilizer low-concentration phase particles have a particle-size distribution of number frequency thereof having a peak at which an average particle size is 0.6 to 1.0 ?m, and a particle size at 10% of a cumulative number is 0.5 ?m or greater, and of the overall low-concentration phase particles, 50% by volume or greater belong to the peak.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2020
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Inventors: Mitsuhiro YOSHIDA, Satoshi SUZUKI, Makoto NOGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20200255340
    Abstract: The invention relates to a solid electrolyte including partially stabilized zirconia, a producing method thereof, and a gas sensor including a solid electrolyte. The partially stabilized zirconia includes crystal particles, the crystal particles include mixed phase particles each having a high-concentration phase and a low-concentration phase, the high-concentration phase being defined such that a concentration of the stabilizer is 4.7 mol % or more, the low-concentration phase being defined as a concentration of the stabilizer is less than 4.7 mol %.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2020
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Inventors: Mitsuhiro YOSHIDA, Satoshi SUZUKI, Makoto NOGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20200256823
    Abstract: The invention relates to a solid electrolyte comprised of partially stabilized zirconia, and a gas sensor including the solid electrolyte. The partially stabilized zirconia includes crystal particles, the crystal particles include at least stabilizer low-concentration phase particles, and the partially stabilized zirconia further includes voids. Among the stabilizer low-concentration phase particles, the presence rate of the stabilizer low-concentration phase particles where each distance from a void is 5 ?m or less is 65 volume percent or more. The stabilizer low-concentration phase particles include specific stabilizer low-concentration phase particles each having a distance of 5 ?m or less from an adjacent void in the voids, a presence rate of the specific stabilizer low-concentration phase particles having 65 volume percent or more.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2020
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Inventors: Makoto NOGUCHI, Satoshi SUZUKI, Mitsuhiro YOSHIDA
  • Publication number: 20200256822
    Abstract: A solid electrolyte includes partially stabilized zirconia in which a stabilizer forms a solid solution in zirconia. The partially stabilized zirconia includes, as crystal particles that configure the partially stabilized zirconia, stabilizer low-concentration phase particles of which concentration of the stabilizer at a particle center is less than 4.7 mol % and stabilizer high-concentration phase particles of which the concentration of the stabilizer at the particle center is equal to or greater than 4.7 mol %. The partially stabilized zirconia includes an adjacent particle portion in which two or more particles of the stabilizer low-concentration phase particles of which an average particle size is greater than 0.1 ?m are adjacent. An abundance ratio of the stabilizer high-concentration phase particles on a cross-section of the solid electrolyte is equal to or greater than 70% in terms of area ratio relative to all crystal particles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2020
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Inventors: Satoshi SUZUKI, Mitsuhiro YOSHIDA, Makoto NOGUCHI
  • Patent number: 10743060
    Abstract: This information processing apparatus, this information processing apparatus includes a data-sending interface capable of transmitting data to a television receiver through a first transmission channel; a request-sending interface capable of sending a request to the television receiver through a second transmission channel; a second interface connectable to the television receiver through the second transmission channel; and a first control unit that detects an event and performs control to send, to the television receiver through the second transmission channel, a request including at least control information for giving an instruction about control to be executed by the television receiver in accordance with the detected event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Shusuke Utsumi, Satoshi Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10741801
    Abstract: A battery case of a rectangular battery has a main body member that has the shape of a bottomed rectangular tube, and a lid member that has the shape of a rectangular plate. The main body member has a rectangular opening portion that is constituted of opening long side portions, opening short side portions, and opening R portions. The lid member seals the opening portion. The opening portion is configured such that each thickness of the opening R portions is larger than each thickness of the opening long side portions respectively. In addition, the opening portion and a lid peripheral edge portion are welded to each other in an airtight manner along an entire circumference thereof, by an energy beam that is radiated from outside the lid member in a thickness direction thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Satoshi Suzuki, Toshiya Okada
  • Publication number: 20200252569
    Abstract: An image capture apparatus comprising a plurality of pixels, each pixel having a light-receiving circuit that outputs a pulse signal in response to incidence of a photon and a counting circuit configured to count the pulse signal, is disclosed. The image capture apparatus further comprises a detection circuit that detects whether or not a flickering light source is present in a field of view, based on an output frequency of the pulse signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2020
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Inventors: Satoshi Suzuki, Nobuhiro Takeda
  • Publication number: 20200238460
    Abstract: A machining apparatus capable of measuring the surface shape of the lateral side of a workpiece includes a tool magazine housing various types of tools, an automatic tool changing device which picks up a tool from the tool magazine and uses it to replace the tool mounted on a spindle, and a non-contact sensor that is housed in the tool magazine and measures the surface shape of a workpiece. The automatic tool changing device replaces the tool mounted on the spindle with the non-contact sensor picked up from the tool magazine. The non-contact sensor includes a light irradiation unit which applies a line light to the workpiece in an oblique direction thereto, and an imaging unit which captures an image of the line light reflected from the workpiece. The dead zone between the sensor and the measurement unit may be monitored with a separate detector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2018
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Applicant: HEXAGON METROLOGY KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kengo SUZUKI, Satoshi SUZUKI, Christoph WIEST
  • Publication number: 20200238528
    Abstract: Provided is a workpiece conveying system configured to convey a sheet-like workpiece to a downstream step, including: a workpiece conveyor configured to lift through attraction holding, by a workpiece holding unit, an uppermost workpiece W of a stack, and convey the uppermost workpiece W of the stack to the downstream step one by one; and a conveyed workpiece number detector configured to detect the number of workpieces W held by the workpiece holding unit at a detection timing, at which the workpiece W held and raised by the workpiece holding unit in accordance with a normal workpiece conveying operation performed by the workpiece conveyor reaches an upper limit position of raising the workpiece W, and at which a moving speed component of the workpiece W in a raising direction is 0.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2020
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Inventors: Keisuke TAKEDA, Satoshi SUZUKI
  • Publication number: 20200232075
    Abstract: Provided is a black stainless steel sheet that has excellent weldability, that can ensure good toughness and corrosion resistance, and that can maintain the blackness of the surface thereof, even after being welded. This black ferrite-based stainless steel sheet having excellent weldability includes, as a base, a stainless steel containing, in mass %, 0.020% or less of C, 1.0% or less of Si, 0.35% or less of Mn, 0.04% or less of P, 0.005% or less of S, 11-25% of Cr, 1.0% or less of Mo, 0.020% or less of N, 0.4% or less of Al, 10(C+N) to 0.3% of Ti, 0.05% or less of Nb, and 0.01% or less of 0, and has a surface in which an oxide coating is formed on the base, wherein the surface has a lightness index (L*) satisfying L*<45, chromaticity indices (a*, b*) satisfying ?5?a*?5 and ?5?b*?5, and a blackness (E) satisfying E=(L*2+a*2+b*2)1/2?45.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2018
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Inventors: Yoshikazu TAI, Tomoaki SAIDA, Kazunari IMAKAWA, Satoshi SUZUKI
  • Publication number: 20200206772
    Abstract: A viscous material wiping device wipes the viscous material attached to the tip of a spatula with a sheet. A sheet support jig has a groove recessed in the sheet facing surface, the groove includes a receiving portion and a wiping portion that are continuous in the groove extending direction, and the wiping portion has a groove width smaller than that of the receiving portion and substantially equal to the outer dimension of the tip of the spatula. A controller drives the moving mechanism to position the spatula on the opposite side of the sheet supporting jig with respect to the sheet in a posture that the spatula extends parallel to the groove extending direction and overlaps the groove when viewed in a normal direction of the sheet facing surface, and move the spatula in the normal direction so that the tip of the spatula is received in the receiving portion by pressing the sheet against the groove with the spatula.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2020
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Applicant: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Naohiro OTSUKI, Satoshi SUZUKI
  • Publication number: 20200214059
    Abstract: A communication device may supply a first public key and specific information to a first wireless interface, send a first authentication response to the first external device in a case where a first authentication request is received from the first external device after the first public key and the specific information have been sent to the first external device. The communication device may receive first connection information from the first external device after the first authentication response has been sent to the first external device, establish the second wireless connection in a case where the first connection information is received from the first external device, and establish the third wireless connection in a case where a specific signal including the specific information is received from the first external device after the first public key and the specific information have been sent to the first external device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2019
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Inventor: Satoshi Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20200190049
    Abstract: The invention addresses the problem of providing a method for producing 2-acetyl-4H,9H-naphtho[2,3-b]furan-4,9-dione that is suited to industrial production. The invention provides a method for producing 2-acetyl-4H,9H-naphtho[2,3-b]furan-4,9-dione by reacting 3-bromo-3-buten-2-one and 2-hydroxy-1,4-naphthoquinone in the presence of a solvent, then obtaining crystals of 2-acetyl-4H,9H-naphtho[2,3-b]furan-4,9-dione by adding an alcohol-based solvent and/or water to the reaction system, and treating the crystals by using a specific adsorbent in the presence of a solvent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2020
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Applicant: Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Toshikazu YAGI, Satoshi SUZUKI, Hiroto TATAMIDANI, Kazuki HASHIMOTO
  • Patent number: 10675757
    Abstract: A device for positioning a processing tool: a processing tool for processing the to-be-processed workpiece's surface while pressing the surface to be processed; a movement mechanism able to displace processing tool's distal end in a first direction orthogonal to the surface to be processed and/or a second direction parallel with the surface to be processed; a force sensor able to detect a force in the first and second direction applied to the processing tool's distal end pressed onto the surface to be processed; and a control device for executing a correction step for controlling the movement mechanism so the surface to be processed is pressed while the distal end's position of the processing tool is aligned with a processing reference position on the surface to be processed, and correcting the processing tool's position so that the force in the second direction is within a specific value or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tomohiro Kinoshita, Jun Fujimori, Yuhei Horiuchi, Kazunori Hara, Junichi Tamura, Satoshi Suzuki