Patents by Inventor Satoshi Yokota

Satoshi Yokota 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: 10807215
    Abstract: A coil spring processing device includes an end positioning device, shot peening device, and controller. The end positioning device positions ends of a coil spring. The shot peening device includes a turntable mechanism, pressure mechanism, rotation mechanism which rotates the coil spring, and projection mechanism which projects shots. Holding mechanisms each include a lower shifting prevention jig and an upper shifting prevention jig. The controller stops a first holding mechanism and a second holding mechanism in rotation stop positions corresponding to end turn portions of the coil spring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: NHK SPRING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hideki Okada, Daisuke Yokota, Senri Moriyama, Satoshi Akiyama, Masaya Komazaki, Go Nagayasu
  • Publication number: 20200326237
    Abstract: An optical measuring device includes a light measurement unit, an acceleration sensor for detecting the acceleration of the optical measuring device, a storage for storing reference data obtained from the light measurement unit by measuring light from a reference object at a first timing and storing the acceleration detected by the acceleration sensor as history information, a first determination unit for determining whether the result of comparison between measurement data obtained from the light measurement unit by measuring light from the reference object at a second timing later than the first timing and the reference data satisfies a first malfunction condition, a second determination unit for determining whether the acceleration included in the history information satisfies a second malfunction condition, and an output unit for outputting that the optical measuring device malfunctions when the first malfunction condition and the second malfunction condition are satisfied.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2017
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Inventors: Koji YAMAMOTO, Masahiko SAKIMOTO, Naoki SAGISAKA, Akihiro OKAYAMA, Satoshi YOKOTA, Norimasa KUBOTA
  • Publication number: 20200316976
    Abstract: A thermosensitive recording medium including a base and a recording layer including a photothermal conversion material and disposed on the base, wherein the thermosensitive recording medium is configured to record information in the thermosensitive recording medium through laser light irradiation, and wherein a color difference delta E between a color tone A of a background observed through the thermosensitive recording medium in which information is not recorded and a color tone B of the background directly observed without the thermosensitive recording medium in which information is not recorded is 20 or less, and a film thickness D of an area of the recording layer irradiated with laser light after information recording performed by laser light irradiation is 140% or greater but 250% or less relative to a film thickness C of the recording layer of the thermosensitive recording medium in which information is not recorded.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2017
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Inventors: Ichiro SAWAMURA, Yasuroh YOKOTA, Kazuyuki UETAKE, Yohji IDE, Satoshi ARAI, Toshiaki ASAI, Kazumasa NODA, Yuta OKABE
  • Patent number: 10651121
    Abstract: A semiconductor device includes a semiconductor chip, an electrode electrically connected to the semiconductor chip, the electrode including a looped portion, a cylindrical electrode including a main portion having a screw thread formed therein and a narrow portion continuous with the main portion, the narrow portion having a smaller width than the main portion, the cylindrical electrode being electrically connected to the electrode by the narrow portion being inserted into the looped portion, and a case for the semiconductor chip and the electrode, the case contacting the main portion while causing the screw thread and a connecting portion between the looped portion and the cylindrical electrode to be exposed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Daisuke Oya, Satoshi Yokota
  • Publication number: 20200114927
    Abstract: A vehicle control device includes a controller with embedded software which controls at least some of devices mounted in the vehicle, a communicator configured to communicate with an external device, an update controller which updates the software embedded in the controller according to communication with the external device by the communicator, a power supply configured to supply power to the controller, and a vehicle state predictor configured to predict a state of the vehicle, in which the update controller interrupts an update of the software when the vehicle state predictor predicts that a connection between the power supply and the controller is in a disconnected state during the update of the software
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2019
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Inventors: Tomonori Yokota, Satomi Tomokuni, Satoshi Tabuchi
  • Patent number: 10605359
    Abstract: A shift control device for establishing a desired gear stage promptly while reducing a shock, during propulsion while disengaging all of engagement devices of a transmission. The shift control system compares a target stage set based on an operating data to an interim stage set based on the operating data immediately before the target stage is set. If the target stage is lower than the initial stage the engagement devices are engaged to establish the target stage without establishing the initial stage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Jonggap Kim, Kazumi Hoshiya, Atsuhiko Yokota, Satoshi Yamanaka
  • Patent number: 10429508
    Abstract: A distance measuring device includes a first measurer, a second distance measurer, and circuitry. The first distance measurer measures a distance to a target object; and outputs first distance information indicating a measured distance when the distance measurement is performed under a condition that satisfies a distance measurement condition, but outputs the first distance information indicating a predetermined value when the distance measurement is performed under a condition that does not satisfy the distance measurement condition. The second distance measurer measures a distance to the target object and outputs second distance information indicating the measured distance. When the first distance information indicates the predetermined value and the second distance information satisfies a predetermined condition, the circuitry makes alteration such that the distance measurement condition is relaxed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Tetsuo Yamashita, Satoshi Sawaguchi, Fumiko Sakoh, Soichiro Yokota, Kiichiroh Saitoh, Tadashi Nakamura
  • Patent number: 10405817
    Abstract: An X-ray image diagnosis apparatus includes an X-ray tube, an X-ray detector, a fluid information acquisition unit, a registration unit, and a capturing direction controller. The X-ray tube emits X-rays toward a subject. The X-ray detector detects the X-rays having passed through the subject. The fluid information acquisition unit acquires fluid information on a target site including a region of interest of the subject captured by an ultrasound image diagnosis apparatus. The registration unit extracts position information of a probe of the ultrasound image diagnosis apparatus. The capturing direction controller controls capturing direction for capturing the target site based on the position information and a direction in which a fluid flows indicated by the fluid information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Medical Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Satoshi Wakai, Tetsuya Yokota
  • Publication number: 20190270996
    Abstract: A method of reducing the level of a transcription product in a cell comprising contacting with the cell a composition comprising a double-stranded nucleic acid complex comprising a first nucleic acid strand annealed to a second nucleic acid strand, wherein: (i) the first nucleic acid strand hybridizes to the transcription product and comprises (a) a region consisting of at least 4 consecutive nucleotides that are recognized by RNase H when the strand is hybridized to the transcription product, (b) one or more nucleotide analogs located on 5? terminal side of the region, (c) one or more nucleotide analogs located on 3? terminal side of the region and (d) a total number of nucleotides and nucleotide analogs ranging from 8 to 35 nucleotides and (ii) the second nucleic acid strand comprises (a) nucleotides and optionally nucleotide analogs and (b) at least 4 consecutive RNA nucleotides.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2019
    Publication date: September 5, 2019
    Applicants: National University Corporation Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Osaka University
    Inventors: TAKANORI YOKOTA, Kazutaka Nishina, Satoshi Obika, Hidehiro Mizusawa
  • Patent number: 10401227
    Abstract: A colorimetry device and a colorimetry method according to the present invention relatively move the position of a color measuring unit with respect to a color chart to the position of each of a plurality of patches obtained based on an image of the color chart by a moving unit for a chart region selected by a user out of chart regions extracted based on the image of the color chart, and measure the color of each of the plurality of patches by the color measuring unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Koji Harada, Satoshi Yokota
  • Publication number: 20190244889
    Abstract: A semiconductor device includes a semiconductor chip, an electrode electrically connected to the semiconductor chip, the electrode including a looped portion, a cylindrical electrode including a main portion having a screw thread formed therein and a narrow portion continuous with the main portion, the narrow portion having a smaller width than the main portion, the cylindrical electrode being electrically connected to the electrode by the narrow portion being inserted into the looped portion, and a case for the semiconductor chip and the electrode, the case contacting the main portion while causing the screw thread and a connecting portion between the looped portion and the cylindrical electrode to be exposed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2019
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Daisuke OYA, Satoshi YOKOTA
  • Publication number: 20190232462
    Abstract: A coil spring includes a helically formed wire having end turn portions at ends thereof, a plurality of first rough surfaces, each including first shot peening indentations formed on a part of a surface of the end turn portions, and a second rough surface including second shot peening indentations formed on the entire surface of the wire except for the first rough surface. The second rough surface has a surface roughness different from that of the first rough surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Applicant: NHK SPRING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Senri MORIYAMA, Satoshi AKIYAMA, Masaya KOMAZAKI, Go NAGAYASU, Hideki OKADA, Daisuke YOKOTA
  • Publication number: 20190211723
    Abstract: [Summary] [Problem] The problem addressed by the present invention lies in providing an exhaust gas purification filter which can efficiently treat particulate matter in exhaust gas. [Solution] The present invention provides an exhaust gas purification filter including a substrate comprising a plurality of porous partitions, wherein the partitions form an exhaust gas flow path, a porous catalytic layer is provided on the partitions and the catalytic layer having a thickness of 10 ?m or greater is provided over at least 20% of the total length of the partitions in the lengthwise direction thereof, and the catalytic layer having a thickness of 10 ?m or greater is not present on the partitions 15 mm from an outflow side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2019
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Inventors: Satoshi SUMIYA, Daisuke YOKOTA
  • Patent number: 10337006
    Abstract: A method of reducing the level of a transcription product in a cell comprising contacting with the cell a composition comprising a double-stranded nucleic acid complex comprising a first nucleic acid strand annealed to a second nucleic acid strand, wherein: (i) the first nucleic acid strand hybridizes to the transcription product and comprises (a) a region consisting of at least 4 consecutive nucleotides that are recognized by RNase H when the strand is hybridized to the transcription product, (b) one or more nucleotide analogs located on 5? terminal side of the region, (c) one or more nucleotide analogs located on 3? terminal side of the region and (d) a total number of nucleotides and nucleotide analogs ranging from 8 to 35 nucleotides and (ii) the second nucleic acid strand comprises (a) nucleotides and optionally nucleotide analogs and (b) at least 4 consecutive RNA nucleotides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignees: OSAKA UNIVERSITY, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION TOKYO MEDICAL AND DENTAL UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Takanori Yokota, Kazutaka Nishina, Satoshi Obika, Hidehiro Mizusawa
  • Patent number: 10340217
    Abstract: A semiconductor device includes a semiconductor chip, an electrode electrically connected to the semiconductor chip, the electrode including a looped portion, a cylindrical electrode including a main portion having a screw thread formed therein and a narrow portion continuous with the main portion, the narrow portion having a smaller width than the main portion, the cylindrical electrode being electrically connected to the electrode by the narrow portion being inserted into the looped portion, and a case for the semiconductor chip and the electrode, the case contacting the main portion while causing the screw thread and a connecting portion between the looped portion and the cylindrical electrode to be exposed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Daisuke Oya, Satoshi Yokota
  • Patent number: 10329567
    Abstract: A method of reducing the level of a transcription product in a cell comprising contacting with the cell a composition comprising a double-stranded nucleic acid complex comprising a first nucleic acid strand annealed to a second nucleic acid strand, wherein: (i) the first nucleic acid strand hybridizes to the transcription product and comprises (a) a region consisting of at least 4 consecutive nucleotides that are recognized by RNase H when the strand is hybridized to the transcription product, (b) one or more nucleotide analogs located on 5? terminal side of the region, (c) one or more nucleotide analogs located on 3? terminal side of the region and (d) a total number of nucleotides and nucleotide analogs ranging from 8 to 35 nucleotides and (ii) the second nucleic acid strand comprises (a) nucleotides and optionally nucleotide analogs and (b) at least 4 consecutive RNA nucleotides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignees: OSAKA UNIVERSITY, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION TOKYO MEDICAL AND DENTAL UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Takanori Yokota, Kazutaka Nishina, Satoshi Obika, Hidehiro Mizusawa
  • Patent number: 10315287
    Abstract: A vertical motion impeller-type shot peening device performs a second shot peening to a coil spring including first shot peening indentations. The vertical motion impeller-type shot peening device includes a workpiece holding mechanism including a lower end turn support and an upper end turn support, a stress applying mechanism which compresses the coil spring, a rotation mechanism, and a projection mechanism which includes a pair of vertically movable impeller units. A first rough surface including first shot peening indentations is formed on a part of end turn portions of the coil spring. A second rough surface including second shot peening indentations is formed on the entire surface of wire except for the first rough surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: NHK SPRING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Senri Moriyama, Satoshi Akiyama, Masaya Komazaki, Go Nagayasu, Hideki Okada, Daisuke Yokota
  • Publication number: 20190170245
    Abstract: A shift control device for establishing a desired gear stage promptly while reducing a shock, during propulsion while disengaging all of engagement devices of a transmission. The shift control system compares a target stage set based on an operating data to an interim stage set based on the operating data immediately before the target stage is set. If the target stage is lower than the initial stage the engagement devices are engaged to establish the target stage without establishing the initial stage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2018
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Jonggap KIM, Kazumi HOSHIYA, Atsuhiko YOKOTA, Satoshi YAMANAKA
  • Publication number: 20190158756
    Abstract: An optical measuring device comprises: a lens to form an image with reflected light from a measuring object; an image sensor to receive the reflected light that has passed through the lens and generate an image representing the measuring object; a driver to drive a drive object, the drive object being at least one of the lens and the image sensor; and a controller to control the optical measuring device. The controller acquires, from the image sensor, a plurality of images generated by the image sensor successively imaging the measuring object while the driver is driving the drive object in accordance with a predetermined driving pattern, and outputs the plurality of images.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2017
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Koji YAMAMOTO, Satoshi YOKOTA, Norimasa KUBOTA, Yoshihisa ABE, Yuta YAMANOI, Masaaki CHIGASAKI, Osamu TOYAMA
  • Publication number: 20180247888
    Abstract: A semiconductor device includes a semiconductor chip, an electrode electrically connected to the semiconductor chip, the electrode including a looped portion, a cylindrical electrode including a main portion having a screw thread formed therein and a narrow portion continuous with the main portion, the narrow portion having a smaller width than the main portion, the cylindrical electrode being electrically connected to the electrode by the narrow portion being inserted into the looped portion, and a case for the semiconductor chip and the electrode, the case contacting the main portion while causing the screw thread and a connecting portion between the looped portion and the cylindrical electrode to be exposed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Publication date: August 30, 2018
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Daisuke OYA, Satoshi YOKOTA