Patents by Inventor Satoshi Yamamoto

Satoshi Yamamoto 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: 20220144137
    Abstract: A technology disclosed in the present specification is a power supply device 10 configured to supply electric power to a seat S that can slide and rotate with respect to a floor part F of a vehicle. The power supply device 10 comprises: a power transmission unit 40 that is provided on the floor part F and extends along a sliding direction in which the seat S slides; and a power reception unit 70 that is provided on the seat S and receives electric power from the power transmission unit 40 in a contactless manner, wherein the power transmission unit 40 is provided such that the length dimension in the sliding direction is longer than the length dimension in a direction orthogonal to the sliding direction, and a portion of the power reception unit 70, which receives electric power from the power transmission unit 40, is disposed within an installation range of the power transmission unit 40 in a state of being close to the power transmission unit 40 while the seat S is sliding and rotating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2020
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Inventors: Yasuyuki YAMAMOTO, Hidetoshi ISHIDA, Satoshi YAMAMOTO, Kenichi SAGARA, Keizo WATANABE, Yutaka KIKUCHI, Shu SASAKI, Fumihiro SATO
  • Publication number: 20220142371
    Abstract: An armrest described herein includes an arm-side wire harness including an electric wire and an arm-side connector that is on an end of the electric wire and is to be coupled to a seat-side connector mounted on a seat. The armrest further includes an arm body member including an electric wire routing cavity in which the electric wire of the arm-side wire harness is arranged and a seat-side wall that is to be arranged opposite a seat frame of the seat. The arm body member is to be fixed to the seat frame while the seat-side wall being opposite the seat frame. The seat-side wall includes a connector insertion hole through which the arm-side connector can be inserted. The arm body member includes an operation hole that is continuous from the connector insertion hole via an arrangement section of the electric wire routing cavity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2020
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicants: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD., SUMITOMO RIKO COMPANY LIMITED, TOKAI CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Satoshi YAMAMOTO, Hidetoshi ISHIDA, Kaho HAYASHI, Hideki OSHIMA, Takemasa OKUMURA, Takahiko ENDO, Jun JIN, Keiji MAKINO
  • Patent number: 11325514
    Abstract: An armrest includes a bracket fixed to a frame of a seat, an armrest body member rotatably mounted on the bracket, a receiver coil mounted in the armrest body member, and a transmitter coil mounted in the bracket and transferring power to the receiver coil with a non-contact transmission system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignees: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD., SUMITOMO RIKO COMPANY LIMITED, TOKAI CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Yasuyuki Yamamoto, Satoshi Yamamoto, Hideki Oshima, Takahiko Endo, Jun Jin, Keiji Makino, Takemasa Okumura
  • Patent number: 11325547
    Abstract: A wire harness routing apparatus disclosed by the present specification is a wire harness routing apparatus (10) that is to be attached to a rotation platform (80) that allows a seat (S) to be rotated with respect to a base portion (90) provided in a vehicle, the wire harness routing apparatus (10) including a wire harness (20) that is arranged between the seat (S) and the base portion (90), and a case (40) that rotates accompanying the rotation of the seat (S) in a state of accommodating the wire harness (20), wherein the case (40) is arranged on the inner side in the radial direction of the rotation platform (80) using the rotation axis of the rotation platform (80) as a reference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignees: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Satoshi Yamamoto, Kazuyoshi Ohara
  • Publication number: 20220134975
    Abstract: The wire harness 11 disclosed by the present specification includes: a sheet-shaped base member 12; and a plurality of covered electric wires W fixed side by side along the base member 12, in which the transverse cross-sectional area of at least one of the plurality of covered electric wires W is different from the transverse cross-sectional area of another covered electric wire W, and the thickness of the covered electric wire W is substantially the same as the thickness of the covered electric wire W adjacent thereto.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2019
    Publication date: May 5, 2022
    Inventors: Satoshi YAMAMOTO, Makoto HIGASHIKOZONO, Hidetoshi ISHIDA, Yasuyuki OTSUKA, Toyoki FURUKAWA, Hayato OOI, Hirotaka KATO
  • Patent number: 11319484
    Abstract: An electrochromic element is provided including: a first substrate; a first electrode overlying the first substrate; a second substrate disposed at a distance from the first electrode; a second electrode overlying the second substrate; a first electrochemical reaction layer in contact with the first electrode; a second electrochemical reaction layer in contact with the second electrode; and an electrolyte layer between the first electrode and the second electrode. One of the first electrochemical reaction layer and the second electrochemical reaction layer is in a reversibly oxidizable state and the other is in a reversibly reducible state, at least one of the first electrochemical reaction layer and the second electrochemical reaction layer is an electrochromic layer, and E1??0.8 V (vs. FC/FC+) and E2??0.8 V (vs. FC/FC+) are satisfied, where E1 and E2 represent oxidation-reduction potentials of the first electrochemical reaction layer and the second electrochemical reaction layer, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Keigo Takauji, Satoshi Yamamoto, Fuminari Kaneko, Kazuaki Tsuji, Naoki Ura
  • Patent number: 11318646
    Abstract: The method for manufacturing a foamed product uses a manufacturing apparatus having a plasticizing cylinder in which an introduction port for introducing a physical blowing agent into a starvation zone is formed, and an introduction speed adjustment container connected to the introduction port, wherein the manufacturing method comprises: turning a thermoplastic resin into a molten resin; introducing the physical blowing agent at a predetermined pressure into the starvation zone through the introduction speed adjustment container and maintaining the starvation zone at a predetermined pressure; setting the molten resin to a starved state; bringing the molten resin in the starved state and the pressurized fluid into contact with each other; and molding the molten resin into a foamed product. The maximum value of the inner diameter of the introduction speed adjustment container is larger than the inner diameter of the introduction port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: MAXELL, LTD.
    Inventors: Atsushi Yusa, Satoshi Yamamoto, Hideto Goto
  • Publication number: 20220132660
    Abstract: A three-dimensional molded circuit component, includes: a base member which includes a metal part and a resin part; a circuit pattern which is formed on the resin part; and a mounted component which is mounted on the base member, and is electrically connected to the circuit pattern. The resin part includes a resin thin film as a portion thereof, which includes a thermoplastic resin, of which a thickness is in the range of 0.01 mm to 0.5 mm, and which is formed on the metal part. The mounted component is arranged on the metal part via the resin thin film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2022
    Publication date: April 28, 2022
    Applicant: MAXELL, LTD.
    Inventors: Atsushi YUSA, Satoshi YAMAMOTO, Akiko KITO, Hironori OTA, Hideto GOTO, Naoki USUKI
  • Patent number: 11299078
    Abstract: An armrest includes a first branch cable and a second branch cable, a frame, a skin covering the frame, and a foamed resin material. The frame includes a first routing section and a second routing section in which the first branch cable and the second branch cable are arranged, respectively. The foamed resin material is disposed on an inner side of the skin. The first branch cable and the second branch cable are disposed within the foamed resin material in the first routing section and the second routing section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignees: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES. LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD., SUMITOMO RIKO COMPANY LIMITED, TOKAI CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Satoshi Yamamoto, Makoto Higashikozono, Kaho Hayashi, Hideki Oshima, Takahiko Endo, Keiji Makino, Jun Jin, Takemasa Okumura
  • Publication number: 20220108721
    Abstract: A data storage device is disclosed comprising at least one head configured to access a magnetic tape comprising a plurality of servo frames each comprising a plurality of servo bursts, wherein each servo burst comprises a plurality of servo stripes. The servo stripes in a first servo burst are read using the head to generate a first read signal that is processed using a first matched filter matched to the first servo burst in order to generate an average time stamp for the servo stripes in the first servo burst. A position error signal (PES) is generated based on the average time stamp of the first servo burst, and the head is positioned relative to the magnetic tape based on the PES.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2021
    Publication date: April 7, 2022
    Inventors: Satoshi Yamamoto, DERRICK E. BURTON, Masahito Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20220108720
    Abstract: A data storage device is disclosed comprising at least one head configured to access a magnetic tape comprising a plurality of servo frames each comprising a plurality of servo stripes. The servo stripes are read using the head to generate a read signal that is processed to generate a position error signal (PES). The head is positioned relative to the magnetic tape based on the PES, and the read signal is demodulated into digital data based on a number of servo stripes detected in each servo frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2021
    Publication date: April 7, 2022
    Inventors: Satoshi Yamamoto, DERRICK E. BURTON, Masahito Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20220108719
    Abstract: A data storage device is disclosed comprising at least one head configured to access a magnetic tape comprising a plurality of servo frames each comprising a plurality of servo bursts. A first servo burst is read using the head to generate a read signal which is sampled to generate signal samples. A first matched filter matched to the first servo burst is used to generate filtered samples in response to the signal samples, and at least part of the filtered samples are interpolated to generate interpolated samples. The interpolated samples are processed to generate a position error signal (PES), and a position of the head relative to the magnetic tape is controlled based on the PES.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2021
    Publication date: April 7, 2022
    Inventors: Satoshi Yamamoto, DERRICK E. BURTON, Masahito Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20220108722
    Abstract: A data storage device is disclosed comprising at least one head configured to access a magnetic tape comprising a plurality of servo frames each comprising an A servo burst, a B servo burst, a C servo burst, and a D servo burst. The A servo burst in a first servo frame is read using the head to generate a first read signal which is sampled to generate first signal samples. A first matched filter matched to the A servo burst filters the first signal samples to generate first filtered samples within a first burst window, and the first burst window is updated based on the first filtered samples. The first filtered samples within the first burst window are processed to generate a position error signal (PES), and a position of the head is controlled relative to the magnetic tape based on the PES.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2021
    Publication date: April 7, 2022
    Inventors: Satoshi Yamamoto, DERRICK E. BURTON, Masahito Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 11295773
    Abstract: A data storage device is disclosed comprising at least one head configured to access a magnetic tape comprising a plurality of servo frames each comprising a plurality of servo stripes. The servo stripes are read using the head to generate a read signal that is processed to generate a position error signal (PES). The head is positioned relative to the magnetic tape based on the PES, and the read signal is demodulated into digital data based on a number of servo stripes detected in each servo frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: WESTERN DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Satoshi Yamamoto, Derrick E. Burton, Masahito Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 11269229
    Abstract: Provided is an electrochromic display device including a pair of supporting substrates facing each other, a pair of electrodes each disposed on the supporting substrate and facing each other, an electrochromic display layer disposed in contact with at least one of the pair of the electrodes, and an electrolyte layer disposed between the pair of the electrode, wherein the electrochromic display layer includes a plurality of electrochromic layers exhibiting mutually different coloring colors, and the plurality of the electrochromic layers are laminated on the electrode at least in a partial area of the electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshinori Okada, Keigo Takauji, Satoshi Yamamoto, Daisuke Goto, Toshiya Sagisaka, Masato Shinoda, Kazuaki Tsuji, Fuminari Kaneko, Tohru Yashiro, Mamiko Inoue, Yuto Matsuoka, Naoki Ura
  • Patent number: 11266248
    Abstract: An armrest according to the technology described herein includes a bracket, an armrest body, a device connecting port, an armrest-side connector, and a cable. The bracket is fixed to a seat frame. The armrest body is attached to the bracket to be rotatable. The device connecting port is exposed through an outer surface of the armrest body. The armrest-side connector is fixed to the seat frame at a position different from the bracket. The cable includes an end connected to the device connecting port and an end connected to an armrest-side connector. The armrest body includes a cable retaining portion through which the cable is passed and in which the cable is retained. Any one of the bracket and the armrest body includes a hole (an elongated hole) that allows movement of the cable along with rotation of the armrest body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignees: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD., SUMITOMO RIKO COMPANY LIMITED, TOKAI CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Satoshi Yamamoto, Makoto Higashikozono, Kaho Hayashi, Hideki Oshima, Takahiko Endo, Keiji Makino, Jun Jin, Takemasa Okumura
  • Patent number: 11260564
    Abstract: A method for producing a foam-molded product by using a plasticizing cylinder, includes: plasticizing and melting the thermoplastic resin to provide the molten resin in a plasticization zone of the plasticizing cylinder; introducing a pressurized fluid containing the physical foaming agent at a fixed pressure into a starvation zone of the plasticizing cylinder to retain the starvation zone at the fixed pressure; allowing the molten resin to be in the starved state in the starvation zone; bringing the molten resin in contact with the pressurized fluid containing the physical foaming agent at the fixed pressure, in the starvation zone in a state in which the starvation zone is retained at the fixed pressure; and molding the molten resin having been brought in contact with the pressurized fluid containing the physical foaming agent into the foam-molded product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: MAXELL, LTD.
    Inventors: Atsushi Yusa, Hideto Goto, Satoshi Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 11256129
    Abstract: An in-cell type liquid crystal panel is disclosed including an in-cell type liquid crystal cell provided with a liquid crystal layer, a first transparent substrate and a second transparent substrate sandwiching the liquid crystal layer, and a touch sensing electrode unit related to a touch sensor and a touch-driven function between the first transparent substrate and the second transparent substrate and a pressure-sensitive adhesive layer attached polarizing film disposed, via a first adhesive layer and without interposing a conductive layer, to the first transparent substrate side on a viewing side of the in-cell type liquid crystal cell. The pressure-sensitive adhesive layer attached polarizing film comprises a surface treatment layer, a first polarizing film, and a first pressure-sensitive adhesive layer in this order, or comprises the surface treatment layer, the first polarizing film, an anchor layer, and the first pressure-sensitive adhesive layer in this order.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: NITTO DENKO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masakuni Fujita, Satoshi Yamamoto, Yusuke Toyama
  • Patent number: 11259410
    Abstract: A three-dimensional molded circuit component, includes: a base member which includes a metal part and a resin part; a circuit pattern which is formed on the resin part; and a mounted component which is mounted on the base member, and is electrically connected to the circuit pattern. The resin part includes a resin thin film as a portion thereof, which includes a thermoplastic resin, of which a thickness is in the range of 0.01 mm to 0.5 mm, and which is formed on the metal part. The mounted component is arranged on the metal part via the resin thin film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: MAXELL, LTD.
    Inventors: Atsushi Yusa, Satoshi Yamamoto, Akiko Kito, Hironori Ota, Hideto Goto, Naoki Usuki
  • Patent number: 11241816
    Abstract: An apparatus for producing a foam-molded product, including a plasticizing cylinder which has a plasticization zone for plasticizing and melting a thermoplastic resin into a molten resin and a starvation zone for allowing the molten resin to be in a starved state and which is formed with an introducing port for introducing a physical foaming agent into the starvation zone; and a physical foaming agent supply mechanism which supplies the physical foaming agent to the plasticizing cylinder via the introducing port, wherein the introducing port is open at all times, and the physical foaming agent having a fixed pressure is continuously introduced into the starvation zone from the physical foaming agent supply mechanism via the introducing port during the producing of the foam-molded product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: MAXELL, LTD.
    Inventors: Atsushi Yusa, Satoshi Yamamoto, Hideto Goto