Patents by Inventor Shinichi Sato

Shinichi Sato 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: 10388448
    Abstract: A multilayer coil component includes an element body including soft magnetic metal powders and a coil disposed in the element body. The coil includes a plurality of internal conductors electrically connected to each other. The plurality of internal conductors are separated from each other in a first direction and are adjacent to each other in the first direction. An average particle diameter of the soft magnetic metal powders located at an inner side of the coil when viewing from the first direction is larger than an average particle diameter of the soft magnetic metal powders located between the internal conductors adjacent to each other in the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuusuke Nagai, Takashi Suzuki, Kouichi Kakuda, Kunihiko Kawasaki, Shinichi Kondo, Yuya Ishima, Shinichi Sato, Masaki Takahashi, Takashi Endo
  • Patent number: 10390126
    Abstract: An earphone for an audiometer is provided, which includes a right earphone portion, a left earphone portion, a right light-emitter corresponding to the right earphone portion, a left light-emitter corresponding to the left earphone portion, and a controller, wherein the controller selects any one of the right earphone portion and the left earphone portion as an earphone portion for presenting a test sound, and causes the light-emitter corresponding to the selected earphone portion to emit light in a mode in accordance with the test sound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: RION Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shinichi Ishikawa, Ryoichi Hamanaka, Kaori Sato
  • Publication number: 20190242843
    Abstract: A nanofiber sensor includes a plurality of pairs of electrodes and nanofibers respectively bridging the gaps between the electrodes in the pair, between the electrodes in the pair, and between the electrodes in the pair. At least two pairs of electrodes of the plurality of pairs of electrodes are different from each other in structures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2017
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Inventors: SHINICHI HANDA, TAKUYA SATO, AKIHIDE SHIBATA, HIROSHI IWATA
  • Patent number: 10371019
    Abstract: A rear plate is provided which encloses an axial end opening of a housing body. A lock pin is configured to travel forward and backward in a slide hole formed in a first vane of a vane member, and an annular lock-hole-forming part is press-fitted to a retaining hole in an inner end surface of the rear plate, forming a lock hole in the rear plate. A projection having a flat distal end surface is formed at one circumferential end side of an inner peripheral surface of the lock-hole-forming part. Recesses that are continuous with the inner peripheral surface of the lock hole are formed on corresponding sides of the projection in the circumferential direction of the lock hole. This allows smooth engagement of the locking pin in the lock hole, and permits smooth supply and drainage of hydraulic pressure to and from the lock hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: HITACHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Atsushi Watanabe, Shinichi Sato
  • Publication number: 20190225238
    Abstract: A notification system includes an acquirer configured to acquire acceleration of a vehicle and an operation state of a direction indicator, and a controller configured to cause an output unit to output a notification for prompting a user to suppress the acceleration of the vehicle in a case where the acceleration is equal to or more than a first predetermined value, the controller not performing the notification in a case where the acceleration is equal to or more than the first predetermined value and information that makes it possible to recognize that the direction indicator is operated is acquired.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2019
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Inventors: Shinichi Murakami, Ken Amemiya, Masayuki Sato
  • Publication number: 20190229539
    Abstract: Provided is a power storage apparatus including a battery and a control circuit that controls charging and discharging of the battery, wherein during a polarization elimination time period, the control circuit obtains, as an amount of change, a difference between a first voltage of the battery measured at a first time and a second voltage of the battery measured at a second time following the first time, multiplies the amount of change by an estimation coefficient that depends on the first voltage, the second voltage, a temperature of the battery, a temperature of a space around the battery, or a degree of deterioration of the battery, and sums the value obtained so as to estimate an open-circuit voltage to be provided after elimination of the polarization of the battery.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2017
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA JIDOSHOKKI
    Inventors: Junichi HATANO, Toshio OTAGIRI, Hiroto SATO, Shinichi AIZAWA, Ryusuke HASE, Kenji NISHIGAKI
  • Publication number: 20190217883
    Abstract: A vehicle control device includes an external sensor configured to acquire environmental information around a host vehicle, and an electronic control unit. The electronic control unit is configured to control the host vehicle so that the host vehicle travels along a target travel trajectory; detect an adjacent preceding vehicle that is traveling in a lane adjacent to a lane in which the host vehicle is traveling; acquire environmental information on a road side or a lane on an opposite side of the lane in which the adjacent traveling vehicle is traveling from the lane in which the host vehicle is traveling; and generate the target travel trajectory of the host vehicle so as to move away from the adjacent preceding vehicle in a width direction of the lane in which the host vehicle is traveling, within a lane width of the lane in which the host vehicle is traveling.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2018
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Jun OZAWA, Minami SATO, Shinichi NAGATA
  • Patent number: 10349914
    Abstract: A radiation imaging apparatus, including a plurality of pixels, a plurality of column lines and a processor, the plurality of pixels including first pixels and second pixels configured to generate signals of different values by receiving radiation rays of equal irradiation rates, and the plurality of pixels being arrayed such that their numbers are different between a first column and a second column of the plurality of columns, wherein the processor, after radiation irradiation is started, obtains a first signal of the first column and a second signal of the second column while maintaining each pixel to an OFF state and performs AEC based on the first and second signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Katsuro Takenaka, Tomoyuki Yagi, Takuya Ryu, Shinichi Takeda, Hideyuki Okada, Eriko Sato
  • Patent number: 10347770
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a semiconductor device includes an insulating substrate, an oxide semiconductor layer, a gate insulating film, a gate electrode, a first insulating film and a second insulating film. The oxide semiconductor layer is provided on the insulating substrate and includes first and second low-resistance regions and a high-resistance region between the first and second low-resistance regions. The gate insulating film is provided on the high-resistance region of the oxide semiconductor layer. The gate electrode is provided on the gate insulating film. The first insulating film is provided above the gate electrode, gate insulating film and first and second low-resistance regions of the oxide semiconductor layer, and contains at least fluorine. The second insulating film is provided on the first insulating film, and contains aluminum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: JOLED INC.
    Inventors: Shinichi Ushikura, Ayumu Sato
  • Publication number: 20190207271
    Abstract: A power storage apparatus including a battery and a control circuit that controls the charging or discharging of the battery, wherein during a polarization elimination time period extending from the charging/discharging end time of the battery to a polarization-eliminated time at which polarization of the battery can be judged to have been eliminated, the control circuit obtains, as an amount of change, the difference between a voltage measured at a first time set according to the temperature of the battery and a voltage measured at a second time following the first time and set according to the temperature of the battery, and sums the product of the amount of change and an estimation coefficient and the voltage measured at the first or second time so as to estimate an open-circuit voltage of the battery to be provided after elimination of the polarization of the battery.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2017
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA JIDOSHOKKI
    Inventors: Kenji NISHIGAKI, Junichi HATANO, Toshio OTAGIRI, Hiroto SATO, Shinichi AIZAWA, Ryusuke HASE
  • Patent number: 10338470
    Abstract: An object of the invention is to provide a photosensitive laminate in which two or more layers can be collectively patterned, a transfer material, a patterned photosensitive laminate, a method for manufacturing the patterned photosensitive laminate, a touch panel, and an image display device. According to the invention, there are provided a photosensitive laminate in which a first resin layer, an interlayer, and a second resin layer are laminated on a support in this order, at least one of the first resin layer or the second resin layer includes 20 mass % or greater of inorganic particles, and exposure sensitivity of the second resin layer is higher than that of the first resin layer, a transfer material, a patterned photosensitive laminate, a method for manufacturing the patterned photosensitive laminate, a touch panel, and an image display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Shinichi Yoshinari, Morimasa Sato
  • Publication number: 20190194063
    Abstract: A glass ceramics sintered body includes a glass phase and a ceramics phase dispersed in the glass phase. The ceramics phase includes alumina grains and zirconia grains. The glass phase includes an MO—Al2O3—SiO2—B2O3 based glass, where M is an alkaline earth metal. An area ratio of the alumina grains is 13 to 30%, and an area ratio of the zirconia grains is 0.05 to 6%, on a cross section of the sintered body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2018
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Applicant: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shusaku UMEMOTO, Takashi SUZUKI, Hidekazu SATO, Masaki TAKAHASHI, Shinichi KONDO
  • Publication number: 20190198210
    Abstract: The present invention provides a multilayer coil electronic component having improved inductance L, Q, and strength. The multilayer coil electronic component has an element in which a coil conductor and a magnetic element body are stacked. The magnetic element body includes soft magnetic metal particles and a resin. The resin fills a space between the soft magnetic metal particles. Each of soft magnetic metal particles has a soft magnetic metal particle core and an oxide film covering the soft magnetic metal particle core. A layer of the oxide film contacting the soft magnetic metal particle core is made of an oxide including Si.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2018
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Applicant: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takashi SUZUKI, Hidekazu SATO, Yusuke NAGAI, Kouichi KAKUDA, Kunihiko KAWASAKI, Shinichi KONDO, Yuya ISHIMA, Shinichi SATO, Masaki TAKAHASHI, Takashi ENDO
  • Publication number: 20190185199
    Abstract: A packaging box includes a shelf portion which partitions an interior of the packaging box into an upper space and a lower space, an inner flap which is located above the shelf portion as an inner lid and which is bendable to a closed position where the inner flap faces the shelf portion while extending parallel thereto, and a hold-down piece which is disposed at a position facing the inner flap at the closed position in the shelf portion and which has a first bent portion bendable to protrude outward in a middle portion of the hold-down piece, the hold-down piece formed by cutting and raising the shelf portion to be capable of standing in a tilted state where a distal end side thereof extends toward a first side portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2018
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: Toshiyuki YAKABE, Hideki SAMATA, Noriyuki HARA, Makiko KATSUYAMA, Akemi ICHIYANAGI, Kazuhiro KURAMOTO, Norio SATO, Shinichi SAKANO
  • Patent number: 10317336
    Abstract: A spectral measurement method of the present invention includes: a measuring step of measuring optical spectra of some sections specified among a plurality of sections on a specimen; a scalar-value calculating step of calculating, for individual measured sections, scalar values that represent information contained in the obtained optical spectra; an interpolating step of interpolating scalar values of unmeasured sections by using the calculated scalar values and by using two types of interpolation methods; an identifying step of identifying sections in which absolute values of differences between the two scalar values interpolated by using the two types of interpolation methods are equal to or greater than a predetermined threshold; and a repeating step of re-executing steps from the measuring step to the identifying step after specifying the identified sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akira Sato, Shinichi Takimoto
  • Publication number: 20190138117
    Abstract: The present technology relates to an information processing device, an information processing method, and a program which are capable of simply correcting an indication position in an image which corresponds to a position that is pointed in a three-dimensional space. The information processing device includes: an indication position detection unit that detects a spatial indication position that is a position pointed by an indicating object in a three-dimensional space; and an indication position correction unit that corrects an image indication position that is an indication position in an image which corresponds to the spatial indication position on the basis of a user voice that is a voice spoken by a user. The present technology is applicable, for example, to a head mount display (HMD) using virtual reality (VR).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2017
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: SHINICHI KAWANO, TAKUYA NAMAE, KENJI SUGIHARA, RYO FUKAZAWA, DAISUKE SATO
  • Publication number: 20190138261
    Abstract: The present technology relates to an information processing device, an information processing method, and a program which are capable of acquiring accurate information associated with a desired target by pointing the desired target by a user. The information processing device includes: an indication target detection unit that detects an indication target that is a target pointed by an indicating object; an information generation unit that generates explanatory information that includes content information indicating visually recognizable content of the indication target, and additive information indicating visually recognizable characteristics associated with the indication target; and an output control unit that controls output of a voice of the explanatory information. For example, the present technology is applicable to a wearable device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2017
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: SHINICHI KAWANO, TAKUYA NAMAE, RYO FUKAZAWA, KENJI SUGIHARA, DAISUKE SATO
  • Patent number: 10279639
    Abstract: An amphibious vehicle according to the present invention includes a vehicle body, a traveling portion which causes the vehicle body to travel on land, a propulsion portion which causes the vehicle body to travel on water, a power portion which provides power to the traveling portion and the propulsion portion, and a cooling portion which cools the power portion. The cooling portion includes a first cooling source introducing portion which takes in air from the outside and a second cooling source introducing portion which takes in water from the outside. The second cooling source introducing portion includes an opening which takes in water. The opening is opened on a rear side of a center of gravity of the entire vehicle body and in a draft portion in an outer surface of the vehicle body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Shinichi Sato, Mitsuo Onoue, Takashi Matsunaga
  • Publication number: 20190096561
    Abstract: In a stepwise structure formed in a multilayer coil component, a difference occurs in a shrinkage amount between a maximum film thickness portion in which the number of layers is large and a minimum film thickness portion in which the number of layers is small due to portions different in the number of layers of coil parts (that is, upper coil part, lower coil part, and connecting part) adjacent to each other like the maximum film thickness portion and the minimum film thickness portion, readily causing a crack by an inner stress due to the difference in the shrinkage amount. In a multilayer coil component according to the present disclosure, a stress relaxation part overlapping with a maximum film thickness portion whose shrinkage amount is large is provided to relax inner stress in a stepwise structure, resulting in prevention of a crack.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2018
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Applicant: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yusuke NAGAI, Takashi SUZUKI, Hidekazu SATO, Takashi ENDO, Kouichi KAKUDA, Kunihiko KAWASAKI, Shinichi KONDO, Yuya ISHIMA, Shinichi SATO, Masaki TAKAHASHI
  • Publication number: 20190039860
    Abstract: Provided is an elevator derailment detection device configured to detect disengagement of a vertically movable body to be guided by guide rails to be raised and lowered from at least one of the guide rails. The elevator derailment detection device includes: a conductive wire, which is provided in a hoistway in parallel to a direction in which the vertically movable body is raised and lowered; a magnetic field measurement device, which is provided to the vertically movable body so as to measure an intensity of a magnetic field generated by a current flowing through the conductive wire, and is configured to output the measured magnetic field intensity; and a controller configured to detect the disengagement of the vertically movable body from the at least one of the guide rails when the magnetic field intensity output from the magnetic field measurement device falls above or lower than an allowable range.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2016
    Publication date: February 7, 2019
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Shinichi SATO