Patents by Inventor Shinji Sato

Shinji 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).

  • Publication number: 20200325784
    Abstract: According to the present invention, the steam turbine rotor includes an embedded fin which includes: a bent bottom part; and an upright part including a fin tip and a fin root, and which is inserted in a fixing groove and fixed in the fixing groove by means of a locking strip, and has an arrangement wherein a static friction coefficient between a side surface of the fixing groove and a side surface of the fin root, a static friction coefficient between a side surface of the locking strip and a side surface of the fin root, and a static friction coefficient between the side surface of the fixing groove and the side surface of the locking strip are increased.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2020
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Inventors: Shinji OIKAWA, Takeshi IZUMI, Jun SATO, Kiyoshi SEGAWA, Yuta YANASE
  • Publication number: 20200324356
    Abstract: A method for producing an additively manufactured object includes melting and solidifying a filler metal to form weld beads and depositing the weld beads adjoining each other, thereby forming a weld-bead layer, and repeatedly depositing a next weld-bead layer on the formed weld-bead layer to conduct additive manufacturing. The method includes a bead formation step of forming a new weld bead so as to fill a recess formed by at least three of the already formed weld beads, in a cross-section perpendicular to a longitudinal direction of the weld beads.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2018
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA KOBE SEIKO SHO (KOBE STEEL, LTD.)
    Inventors: Takemasa YAMASAKI, Tatsuya FUJII, Shinji SATO, Takeshi YAMADA
  • Patent number: 10800555
    Abstract: Provided is a bag making and packaging machine capable of accurately detecting, with a simple configuration, the timing at which an article that is dropped and supplied from an article supply device disposed above the bag making and packaging machine, will arrive at a lateral sealing mechanism. A bag making and packaging machine receives articles dropped and supplied from a combination weighing machine disposed above the bag making and packaging machine and packages the articles in a bag to be made. The bag making and packaging machine includes a lateral sealing mechanism, a servo motor, and a falling time detector. The lateral sealing mechanism laterally seals a packaging material of a cylindrical shape. The servo motor drives the lateral sealing mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: ISHIDA CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shinji Koike, Ryoichi Sato, Ryo Sasaki
  • Publication number: 20200307524
    Abstract: In a cleaning nozzle unit including an inner liquid passage guiding a cleaning solution, an inner air passage feeding air to an outlet of the inner liquid passage, and an injection port that mixes the cleaning solution guided by the inner liquid passage and the air fed by the inner air passage and injects a mixture of the cleaning solution and the air to a surface of an object, a plurality of the injection ports are provided, are disposed at predetermined intervals and inject the mixtures in directions such that the mixtures hits each other in the surface at a substantially predetermined angle in a front view of the surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2020
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Applicant: CLARION CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shinji MORITA, Hideyuki TAMURA, Tetsuo HATA, Nobuhiro SATO, Nobuhiko MOCHIJI, Hiroshi SHOJIMA, Norihiko NAKANO, Hiroshi AOKI, Yukari AKIYAMA, Naohiro NOGUCHI, Hiroko TSUTSUMI
  • Publication number: 20200301064
    Abstract: A plastic optical fiber for a medical device lighting decreases the cost of a lens and simplify the design of a lighting apparatus, wherein the plastic optical fiber for a medical device includes a core composed of a (co)polymer containing methyl methacrylate as a main component and is characterized by including a cladding material composed of a copolymer having a fluorine weight composition ratio of 60 to 74%, and by having a theoretical numerical aperture, NA, of 0.48 to 0.65 and, thus, the plastic optical fiber has a high numerical aperture and also has excellent translucency and flexibility.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2018
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Inventors: Hideki Kojima, Hironobu Maeda, Shinji Sato, Hidekazu Kunieda, Satoshi Matsuba
  • Publication number: 20200289357
    Abstract: An assist apparatus includes: a shoulder harness; an actuator; a power transmission member connected to the actuator; a pulley support portion; a leg-side pulley; a knees-linking member; a left knee harness to be fitted to a left knee region of the wearer, the left knee harness being connected to a first end of the knees-linking member; a right knee harness to be fitted to a right knee region of the wearer, the right knee harness being connected to a second end of the knees-linking member; a posture detection device that detects a posture of the wearer; and a control device that controls the actuator based on information of the posture of the wearer, the posture being detected by the posture detection device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2020
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Applicant: JTEKT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hisataka SATO, Tomoki ARAI, Shinji TAKEUCHI
  • Publication number: 20200294887
    Abstract: The semiconductor device includes a heat sink including fins and a base portion, and provided with a semiconductor module on a first surface and the fins on a second surface of the base portion; a housing attached to the base portion and covering the first surface of the base portion, the semiconductor module, electronic component, and a circuit board; a fan configured to cool the fins; and a first ventilation port and a second ventilation port each communicating inside and outside of the housing. The first ventilation port is provided above the half-height of the highest part in height of the electronic component from the circuit board. The second ventilation port extends through the first surface in the housing and the second surface of the base portion. The first ventilation port and the second ventilation port form a wind path in the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2018
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Masaki SATO, Yuji SHIRAKATA, Norihiro SUZUKI, Shinji MURATA
  • Publication number: 20200282497
    Abstract: A method for designing an additively-manufactured object includes: a slicing step of slicing a shape of the additively-manufactured object into weld bead layers each having a height corresponding to one bead layer using data of the shape of the additively-manufactured object, thereby generating a plurality of virtual bead layers; a reference direction setting step of setting, as a reference direction, a direction in which the sliced layer of the additively-manufactured object is continuously provided and extended in an intermediate layer disposed at a deposition-direction center of the plurality of virtual bead layers; and a bead adjusting step of adjusting a bead size of the weld bead to be formed in the plurality of virtual bead layers depending on a bead shape in a section perpendicular to the reference direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2018
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA KOBE SEIKO SHO (KOBE STEEL, LTD.)
    Inventors: Takemasa YAMASAKI, Tatsuya FUJII, Shinji SATO, Takeshi YAMADA
  • Publication number: 20200287354
    Abstract: This invention aims at providing a nitride semiconductor causing no element breakdown even in driving under a high current density. A nitride semiconductor element is provided with a nitride semiconductor active layer made of AlxGa(1-x)N and a composition change layer made above the nitride semiconductor active layer and made of Alx3Ga(1-x3)N in which an Al composition ratio x3 decreases in a direction away from the nitride semiconductor active layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2020
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Applicant: ASAHI KASEI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kosuke SATO, Motoaki IWAYA, Shinji YASUE, Yuya OGINO
  • Patent number: 10768537
    Abstract: A liquid immersion exposure apparatus is disclosed. It includes a projection system having a final element and a liquid immersion member that in turn includes a first member, which surrounds the final element and has a liquid supply port and a liquid suction port, and a second member, which is movable with respect to the first member and has a lower part under which a portion of a liquid immersion space is formed. During exposure of a plurality of shot regions of a substrate, the immersion space covers a portion of a surface of the substrate, and the first shot region is exposed while moving the substrate in a first scanning direction. After the exposure of the first shot region, the second shot region is exposed while moving the substrate in a second scanning direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: NIKON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Shinji Sato
  • Publication number: 20200276664
    Abstract: An additively manufactured object formed by depositing weld bead layers, each of the weld bead layers being obtained by melting and solidifying a filler metal made of a mild steel, the additively manufactured object includes a plurality of the weld bead layers having a ferrite phase with an average grain diameter of 11 ?m or less in a part except for a surface oxide film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2018
    Publication date: September 3, 2020
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA KOBE SEIKO SHO (KOBE STEEL, LTD.)
    Inventors: Shinji SATO, Takeshi YAMADA, Takemasa YAMASAKI
  • Patent number: 10739683
    Abstract: A liquid immersion member is used in a liquid immersion exposure apparatus, and forms a liquid immersion space above an object which is movable below the optical member. The liquid immersion member includes a first member that is disposed at at least a portion of surrounding of the optical member, and a second member that is disposed at at least a portion of surrounding of an optical path of the exposure light and is relatively movable with respect to the first member. The second member includes a second upper surface that is opposite to a first lower surface of the first member via a gap, a second lower surface that is capable of being opposite to the object, and a fluid recovery part that is disposed at at least a portion of surrounding of the second lower surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: NIKON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Shinji Sato
  • Patent number: 10718310
    Abstract: An ignition apparatus includes a plasma device, a first circuit, a second circuit, and a control unit. The plasma device produces a plasma discharge in an air-fuel mixture before an arc discharge is produced. The first circuit causes an ignition plug to start the arc discharge. The second circuit energizes a primary coil in a direction opposite to the direction of the energization by the first circuit during the arc discharge, to maintain energization of the secondary coil in the same direction as the direction of the energization started by an operation of the first circuit, to cause continuation of the arc discharge. The control unit controls operations of the first circuit, the second circuit, and the plasma device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignees: DENSO CORPORATION, THE UNIVERSITY OF TOKYO
    Inventors: Masaaki Kono, Daisuke Tanaka, Takaaki Sato, Akimitsu Sugiura, Mitsuhiro Tsue, Shinji Nakaya
  • Publication number: 20200223574
    Abstract: A product processing apparatus that performs packaging or box packing of products is disclosed. The product processing apparatus includes a storage component and a display component. The storage component is configured to store settings relating to the packaging or the box packing of the products. The display component is configured to display adjustment-requiring parts that requires adjustment in the product processing apparatus when changing the settings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2018
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Inventors: Yuchuan TONG, Ryoichi SATO, Shinji KOIKE, Motoki TAKAYAMA, Naoki FURUYA
  • Publication number: 20200208575
    Abstract: The upstream-side wall portion 54 includes, in the circumferential direction thereof, a first region 31 where air inlets 30 are formed at a lower density, and a second region 32 which is disposed at a position offset from the first region 31 in the circumferential direction, and in which the air inlets 30 are formed at a higher density than in the first region 31.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2018
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshikazu Matsumura, Naoki Abe, Kenji Sato, Shinji Akamatsu, Kenta Taniguchi, Satoshi Takiguchi
  • Patent number: 10678141
    Abstract: An exposure apparatus includes a liquid immersion member including a first member and a second member and configured to form a liquid immersion space of the liquid, a driving apparatus configured to move the second member with respect to the first member; and a controller configured to control the driving apparatus. The controller controls the driving apparatus so that a first operation of the second member in a first movement period of the substrate between exposure termination of a first shot region and exposure start of a second shot region is different from a second operation of the second member in a second movement period of the substrate between exposure termination of a third shot region and exposure start of a fourth shot region, the first and second shot regions being included in the same row, the third and fourth shot regions being arranged in different rows.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: NIKON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Shinji Sato
  • Publication number: 20200165772
    Abstract: Functional agent-containing fibers according to an embodiment of the present invention, wherein a functional agent is supported by silicone fixed to the fibers. The silicone includes an acrylic-modified organopolysiloxane having two or more acrylic groups per molecule. A rate of decrease in the functional agent after the functional agent-containing fibers are washed 10 times is less than 40%. In the present invention, the functional agent-containing fibers may be produced, e.g., by irradiating fibers impregnated with a fiber treatment agent A containing silicone with an electron beam so that the silicone is fixed to the fibers, and impregnating the fibers to which the silicone has been fixed with a fiber treatment agent B containing a functional agent. The functional agent-containing fibers may be produced, e.g.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2018
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Inventors: Shinji IRIFUNE, Tomoya KANAI, Masaki TANAKA, Minoru SUGIYAMA, Hidenobu MORISHIMA, Kazuhiro SATO
  • Publication number: 20200161609
    Abstract: The electrical apparatus, in which a series connection state and a parallel connection state of an upper cell unit including five battery cells and a lower cell unit can be automatically switched by means of a difference in a terminal shape on the electrical apparatus body side, has a terminal holder and holds apparatus side terminals. The terminal holder, which establishes an electrically connected state with the connection terminals of the battery pack, is provided with two parallel protruding parts that extend in the forward-backward direction, and second rail grooves fitted to the protruding parts on the electrical apparatus side. Due to the fitting, relative movement of the terminal holder and the battery pack in the vertical direction can be suppressed, and wear on the apparatus side terminals can be greatly suppressed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Applicant: Koki Holdings Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takuhiro Murakami, Tomomasa NISHIKAWA, Shinji Watanabe, Junpei SATO, Hikaru Tamura, Shota KANNO, Toshio Mizoguchi, Yasushi Nakano, Hiroyuki HANAWA, Kazuhiko FUNABASHI, Masayuki Ogura, Takuya Teranishi, Junichi Toukairin, Shota Takeuchi, Yusuke FUNABIKI
  • Patent number: 10654892
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for activating helper T cells, which includes the step of activating helper T cells by adding a WT1 peptide to antigen presenting cells, wherein the WT1 peptide has the ability to bind to any MHC class II molecule of an HLA-DRB1*0101 molecule, an HLA-DRB1*0401 molecule, an HLA-DRB1*0403 molecule, an HLA-DRB1*0406 molecule, an HLA-DRB1*0803 molecule, an HLA-DRB1*0901 molecule, an HLA-DRB1*1101 molecule, an HLA-DRB3*0202 molecule, an HLA-DRB4*0101 molecule, an HLA-DPB1*0201 molecule or an HLA-DPB1*0301 molecule, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignees: International Institute of Cancer Immunology, Inc., OTSUKA PHARMACEUTICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Haruo Sugiyama, Shinji Sogo, Masayoshi Sato, Ryuki Kitamoto, Yoshihiro Goto
  • Patent number: 10649147
    Abstract: An optical module that is connectable to an optical fiber array and that can be packaged in a high density. Two package modules are mounted on a board, and optical waveguides in a Si photonic lightwave circuit mounted on the package module are connected to an optical fiber array fixed to an optical fiber block. Moreover, output end surfaces of the optical waveguides in the Si photonic lightwave circuit are perpendicular to a mount surface of the package module. The optical waveguides in the Si photonic lightwave circuit may be tilted at an appropriate angle with respect to a direction perpendicular to a right end surface. Moreover, the optical fiber block fixes optical fibers with the optical fibers tilted with respect to a direction perpendicular to an end surface connected to the Si photonic lightwave circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignees: NTT ELECTRONICS CORPORATION, NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomohiro Nakanishi, Teruaki Sato, Motohaya Ishii, Satoru Konno, Yuichi Suzuki, Shigeo Nagashima, Shinji Mino, Shuichiro Asakawa, Hiroshi Fukuda, Shin Kamei, Shunichi Soma, Ken Tsuzuki, Mitsuo Usui, Takashi Saida