Patents by Inventor Shin Kato

Shin Kato 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: 20200338893
    Abstract: The object of the present disclosure is to optimize the time necessary for filling and the ink consumption. One embodiment of the present disclosure is a printing apparatus having: a storage unit; a print head having an ejection port from which ink supplied from the storage unit is ejected; an ink supply path that connects the storage unit and the print head; a suction unit configured to perform suction at the ejection port; and a supply control unit configured to supply ink stored in the storage unit to the ink supply path and the print head by performing suction at the ejection port by the suction unit, and the printing apparatus has an acquisition unit configured to acquire information relating to ink discharge from the ink supply path and the supply control unit determines the number of times of suction by the suction unit based on the information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2020
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Inventors: Kazuki Narumi, Masataka Kato, Toshimitsu Danzuka, Yasunori Fujimoto, Shin Genta, Tomoki Yamamuro, Hiroto Kango, Kazuhiko Sato, Kazuo Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20200333056
    Abstract: A refrigeration cycle apparatus includes a refrigerant circuit and a controller for controlling the refrigerant circuit. The refrigerant circuit includes a compressor, a condenser, a pressure-reducing device and an evaporator. Refrigerant circulating through the refrigerant circuit contains propane or propylene. The controller sets a degree of superheat of refrigerant at an entrance port of the compressor to be a value greater than or equal to 10 degrees.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2018
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Inventors: Daisuke ITO, Shin NAKAMURA, Shun KATO, Akira ISHIBASHI
  • Publication number: 20200330989
    Abstract: There is provided a microfluidic device for capturing particles comprising a particle capturing chamber (100) including at least: a particle capturing unit (101) including one of at least one well (106) or at least one through hole (108); and a particle capturing channel unit (102) used for capturing a particle in the well or with the through hole, in which the particle is captured in the well or with the through hole by being sucked, via the particle capturing channel unit, in a direction opposite to a direction (114) on which the particle settles. Such a configuration has for result that the particles that are not captured in the well or with the through hole are prevented from staying in the vicinity of the well or the through hole of the particle capturing unit when suction is stopped.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2018
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Shin Masuhara, Kensuke Kojima, Hiroyuki Hosokawa, Yoshiaki Kato, Marcaurele Brun, Toshio Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20200307283
    Abstract: Images with high image quality having less time-difference unevenness are outputted in an inkjet printing apparatus that performs multi-pass printing using full-line inkjet print heads 2. For this purpose, a CPU is capable of setting a first printing method in which an image for a unit area is printed by a specified number of printing conveyance operations and a second printing method in which an image for a unit area is printed by a smaller number than the specified number of printing conveyance operations. The CPU sets conveyance conditions such that a taken time for one printing conveyance operation of the printing conveyance operations for a unit area in the second printing method is smaller than a taken time for one successive printing conveyance operation of the printing conveyance operations for a unit area in the first printing method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2020
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Inventors: Shingo Nishioka, Sae Mogi, Satoshi Azuma, Kazuhiko Sato, Shin Genta, Mitsutoshi Nagamura, Masataka Kato, Yoshinori Nakajima, Kazuo Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20200305712
    Abstract: A line-of-sight measurement device includes: an imaging unit that images a face of a subject; a light illumination unit that illuminates light to an eye of the subject; a camera coordinate system eyeball center coordinate calculation unit that estimates coordinates of an eyeball center, from a face image imaged by the imaging unit; a pupil center calculation unit that estimates coordinates of an apparent pupil center, from a pupil center position on the face image; an eyeball position orientation estimation unit that calculates an optical axis vector toward the pupil center from the eyeball center on the basis of the coordinates of the eyeball center and the apparent pupil center; a corneal reflection image calculation unit that obtains coordinates of a corneal reflection image on the basis of the coordinates of the eyeball center, the optical axis vector, and a predetermined eyeball model; and an image coordinate calculation unit that estimates image coordinates of a corneal reflection image on the face imag
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2020
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Applicant: AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shin-ichi KOJIMA, Shin OSUGA, Takashi KATO, Yuya YAMADA
  • Patent number: 10787941
    Abstract: Disclosed is a structure for attachment of a drain nut to a synthetic resin cover. The cover has a nut engagement portion formed in an outer surface of the cover, a cylindrical engagement portion formed with a plurality of piece parts on an inner surface of the cover, and a stepped portion formed between the nut and cylindrical engagement portions. The drain nut has a nut portion engaged in the nut engagement portion, a female thread portion formed in the nut portion for screw-in of a drain plug, a cylindrical portion formed concentrically with the nut portion and engaged in the cylindrical engagement portion, a large-diameter portion formed between the nut and cylindrical portions and engaged in the stepped portion, with an O-ring held between the large-diameter portion and stepped portion, and a collar portion formed around the cylindrical portion and retained by front ends of the piece parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: MAHLE FILTER SYSTEMS JAPAN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Daizo Ito, Shin Yoshida, Atsushi Nonaka, Yuichi Kato
  • Patent number: 10782025
    Abstract: A combustor pipe is linked to a vane shroud in which a vane is provided, and includes an inlet, an outlet, an inner pipe of which an inner space is a flow path for passing a combustion gas, a first cooling flow path through which a cooling medium passes being formed inside a wall that forms the flow path; and an outer pipe on an outer circumference of the inner pipe and secured to the inner pipe. A second cooling flow path through which a cooling medium passes and which is connected to the first cooling flow path near the outlet of the combustor pipe is formed between an outer circumferential surface of the inner pipe and an inner circumferential surface of the outer pipe, and a cooling promoting structure is formed on the outer pipe, inside the second cooling flow path near the first cooling flow path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HITACHI POWER SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Shin Kato, Taiki Kinoshita, Shingo Sato
  • Patent number: 10733438
    Abstract: An eyeball information detection device includes: an acquisition unit configured to acquire a captured image obtained by imaging a region in which there is a probability that a face of an occupant is present in a vehicle by an imaging device provided in proximity to an illumination device that emits light to the region; and a detection unit configured to output eyeball information that corresponds to the captured image by receiving the captured image acquired by the acquisition unit as an input based on a learned model generated by learning a learning image including information similar to the captured image acquired by the acquisition unit and a correct value of the eyeball information on an eyeball of the occupant appearing in the learning image, by machine learning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shin Osuga, Takashi Kato, Yuya Yamada, Yuta Kawai
  • Publication number: 20200243238
    Abstract: A crystalline Fe-based alloy powder composed of Fe-based alloy particles containing, within a structure thereof, nanocrystal grains having an average grain size of 30 nm or less, and in which d50, which is a particle diameter corresponding to a cumulative frequency of 50% by volume, is from 3.5 ?m to 35.0 ?m in a cumulative distribution curve that is obtained by laser diffractometry and that shows the relationship between the particle diameter and the cumulative frequency from the small particle diameter side, and a ratio of Fe-based alloy particles having a particle diameter of 2 ?m or less to the total of the Fe-based alloy particles, which is determined by laser diffractometry, is from 0% by volume to 8% by volume.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2018
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Applicant: HITACHI METALS, LTD.
    Inventors: Tetsuro KATO, Nobuhiko CHIWATA, Motoki OHTA, Shin NOGUCHI, Shuji YAMANAKA
  • Patent number: 10712023
    Abstract: An outdoor unit for an air-conditioning apparatus is configured to suppress damage on hairpin portions at an end portion of an outdoor heat exchanger due to freezing. The outdoor unit includes: an air passage defined inside a casing; an outdoor heat exchanger, which is installed in the air passage, and includes a plurality of heat exchange portions; an outdoor unit fan configured to introduce air into the outdoor heat exchanger; and an air passage blocking object installed in the air passage, and configured to block air flow. The outdoor heat exchanger includes: a heat transfer tube configured to allow refrigerant to pass therein; and a fin connected to the heat transfer tube. The heat transfer tube includes a hairpin portion, which is bent and folded back and to which no fin is connected. The air passage blocking object is configured to cover the hairpin portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Yohei Kato, Tsubasa Tanda, Shin Nakamura, Akira Ishibashi
  • Publication number: 20200211562
    Abstract: A client-side voice recognition device, in a server-client type voice recognition system for performing voice recognition on a user's utterance by using the client-side voice recognition device and a server-side voice recognition device, the client-side voice recognition device including: a voice recognition unit for recognizing the user's utterance; a communication state acquiring unit for acquiring a state of communication with a server device including the server-side voice recognition device; and a vocabulary changing unit for changing a recognition target vocabulary of the voice recognition unit, on the basis of the acquired state of communication.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2017
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Wataru YAMAZAKI, Shin KATO, Masanobu OSAWA
  • Patent number: 10668717
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to quickly correct a temperature sensor for an ejection head by, both efficiently and in a brief time, estimating a detected temperature of the temperature sensor for the ejection head in a case where the temperature of the ejection head of liquid becomes sufficiently close to an environment temperature. The temperature of a print head 1 is detected by a diode sensor 17 and the environment temperature is detected by a thermistor 10. Based on a change in the detected temperature of the diode sensor 17 at the time of filling of ink for the print head 1, the detected temperature of the diode sensor 17 in a case where the temperature of the print head 1 becomes close to the environment temperature is estimated as an estimated detected temperature. Based on a difference between the estimated detected temperature and the environment temperature, a correction value of the detected temperature of the diode sensor 17 is set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Satoshi Azuma, Kazuhiko Sato, Kazuo Suzuki, Yoshinori Nakajima, Masataka Kato, Mitsutoshi Nagamura, Shin Genta, Shingo Nishioka, Sae Tabuchi
  • Publication number: 20200164664
    Abstract: A recording apparatus discharges an ink in a first color to a position at which an accumulated state on an ink absorber is to be detected. After that, a light is emitted onto the position from a light emitting unit, and reflected light is received by a light receiving unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2019
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Inventors: Tomoki Yamamuro, Toshimitsu Danzuka, Yasunori Fujimoto, Masataka Kato, Kazuki Narumi, Shin Genta, Kazuhiko Sato, Kazuo Suzuki, Hiroto Kango
  • Publication number: 20200158338
    Abstract: A combustor is provided with a combustion liner (12) in which a combustion gas flows through the inner peripheral side and a plurality of through-holes (14) are formed, and a sound attenuator (20) having a space-forming member (21) configured to form a space (S) connected to the plurality of through-holes (14) at the outer peripheral side of the combustion liner (12). The space-forming member has a main body having an opening configured to bring an outside and the space in communication with each other, and a lid joined to an outer surface of the main body via a welded portion and configured to protrude outward and close the opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2020
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Inventors: Kenta TANIGUCHI, Kuniomi HIRANO, Shin KATO, Yoshikazu MATSUMURA, Shingo SATO
  • Patent number: 10658469
    Abstract: In a semiconductor device (MISFET) having a gate electrode formed over a nitride semiconductor layer with a gate insulating film interposed therebetween, the gate insulating film includes a first gate insulating film (oxide film of first metal) formed on the nitride semiconductor layer and a second gate insulating film (oxide film of second metal). The second metal (for example, Hf) has electronegativity lower than that of the first metal (for example, Al). Since the electronegativity of the second metal is lower than that of the first metal, negative charge is introduced into the oxide film of the first metal due to interfacial polarization, so that the flat-band voltage can be shifted in a positive direction. Accordingly, the threshold voltage which has become negative due to the heat treatment of the oxide film of the first metal can be shifted in the positive direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: RENESAS ELECTRONICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toshihiro Iizuka, Shin Koyama, Yoshitake Kato
  • Patent number: 10634345
    Abstract: A combustor is provided with a combustion liner (12) in which a combustion gas flows through the inner peripheral side and a plurality of through-holes (14) are formed, and a sound attenuator (20) having a space-forming member (21) configured to form a space (S) connected to the plurality of through-holes (14) at the outer peripheral side of the combustion liner (12). A method of repairing a combustor involves executing: an opening step of opening a portion of the space-forming member (21) in contact with the outside and bringing the outside and the space (S) in communication with each other; a cylinder repair step of repairing the combustion liner (12); a foreign substance removal step of removing foreign substances in the space (S) from the opening (23) opened in the opening step to the outside, after the cylinder repair step; and a closing step of closing the opening (23) using a lid (24), after the foreign substance removal step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HITACHI POWER SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Kenta Taniguchi, Kuniomi Hirano, Shin Kato, Yoshikazu Matsumura, Shingo Sato
  • Publication number: 20200104590
    Abstract: An eyeball information detection device includes: an acquisition unit configured to acquire a captured image obtained by imaging a region in which there is a probability that a face of an occupant is present in a vehicle by an imaging device provided in proximity to an illumination device that emits light to the region; and a detection unit configured to output eyeball information that corresponds to the captured image by receiving the captured image acquired by the acquisition unit as an input based on a learned model generated by learning a learning image including information similar to the captured image acquired by the acquisition unit and a correct value of the eyeball information on an eyeball of the occupant appearing in the learning image, by machine learning.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2019
    Publication date: April 2, 2020
    Applicant: AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shin OSUGA, Takashi KATO, Yuya YAMADA, Yuta KAWAI
  • Publication number: 20200104615
    Abstract: An occupant monitoring device includes: an acquisition unit that acquires a captured image obtained by imaging a region in which there is a probability that a face of an occupant is present in a vehicle; a determination unit that determines whether the captured image acquired by the acquisition unit corresponds to at least a first image not including a feature portion of the face of the occupant but including at least a part of a body of the occupant or a second image not including the body of the occupant; and a processing unit that monitors a state change of the face of the occupant based on the captured image, and switches whether or not an occupant parameter set for monitoring the state change of the face of the occupant is to be reset according to a determination result in the determination unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2019
    Publication date: April 2, 2020
    Applicant: AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shin OSUGA, Takashi KATO, Yuya YAMADA, Tetsuya HATTORI, Yoshiyuki YAMADA, Yuta KAWAI
  • Publication number: 20200104571
    Abstract: An occupant modeling device includes: an acquisition section acquiring an image by imaging a region where there is a probability that a face of an occupant is present; a model fitting section generating a model of the face based on a first image acquired by the acquisition section; a tracking section adapting the model to a second image acquired after the first image; a determination section determining correctness of a facial part position included in the second image to which the model is adapted, by using learned information obtained through learning based on correct information and incorrect information regarding the facial part position; and a processing section determining whether a process in the tracking section is to be continuously executed or a process in the model fitting section is to be executed again according to a determination result in the determination section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2019
    Publication date: April 2, 2020
    Applicant: AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shin OSUGA, Takashi KATO, Yoshiyuki YAMADA, Tetsuya HATTORI
  • Patent number: 10493749
    Abstract: A printing apparatus includes a printing head configured to eject a first ink and a second ink, wherein the second ink generates less deposition than the first ink, an ink absorber configured to absorb the ink ejected from the printing head, a detection unit configured to detect a state of the ink absorber through an optical method, and a control unit configured to cause the printing head to eject the second ink to the ink absorber based on a detection result of the detection unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Tomoki Yamamuro, Atsushi Arai, Masaya Uetsuki, Toshimitsu Danzuka, Kazuo Suzuki, Yoshinori Nakagawa, Masataka Kato, Tsuyoshi Ibe, Shin Genta, Tatsuaki Orihara