Patents by Inventor Shohei Kato

Shohei 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: 20230093633
    Abstract: A variable light distribution light source includes an array-type light-emitting device. The array-type light-emitting device includes a power supply terminal and multiple pixel circuits electrically coupled and spatially arranged in a matrix. A power supply circuit includes a power supply unit that supplies electric power to the array-type light-emitting device. An output of a DC/DC converter is coupled to the power supply terminal VDD of the array-type light-emitting device via an output terminal. A voltage setting circuit generates a controllable correction voltage. A feedback circuit generates a feedback voltage based on the correction voltage and the control target voltage that corresponds to the output voltage of the DC/DC converter, and supplies the feedback voltage to a feedback pin of a converter controller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2022
    Publication date: March 23, 2023
    Applicant: KOITO MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yu OTA, Masashi Kato, Shohei Yanagizu, Satoshi Kikuchi
  • Publication number: 20230061202
    Abstract: The learning device learns the target detection model used in the radar device. The learning device includes an acquisition unit, a learning data generation unit, and a learning processing unit. The acquisition unit acquires a reception signal generated based on the received wave and a tracking signal generated based on the reception signal from the radar device. The learning data generation unit generates learning data using the reception signal and the tracking signal. The learning processing unit learns a target detection model that detects a target from the reception signal, using the learning data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2020
    Publication date: March 2, 2023
    Applicant: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Motoki MASAKA, Takashi Shibata, Yuichi Abe, Kentarou Kudou, Masanori Kato, Shohei Ikeda
  • Publication number: 20230054594
    Abstract: A small watercraft system includes: a watercraft body; a watercraft body manipulation member through which a watercraft body manipulation command is input by an operator; a drive source that allows the watercraft body to plane; a steering device that allows the watercraft body to be steered; and a control device that controls the drive source and the steering device to operate the watercraft body. The control device determines whether a mode switching condition is satisfied, the mode switching condition including an operator's absence condition that the operator is absent from the watercraft body. Upon determining that the mode switching condition is satisfied, the control device executes an operator-absent manipulation mode in which the control device moves the watercraft body by controlling the drive source and the steering device based on an operator-absent manipulation command independent of the watercraft body manipulation command.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2022
    Publication date: February 23, 2023
    Applicant: Kawasaki Motors, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hironori KATO, Toshio ARAKI, Hiroshi TOMOMORI, Kazumasa HISADA, Daisuke KAWAI, Shohei TERAI, Takuya SAKAMOTO
  • Publication number: 20230056489
    Abstract: The learning device includes an acquisition unit, a learning data generation unit, and a learning processing unit. The acquisition unit acquires operation data generated during an operation of a radar device and the operation history data indicating operations performed by an operator on the radar device from the radar device. The learning data generation unit generates the learning data using the operation data and the operation history data. The learning processing unit learns an operation determination model that determines an operation to be performed on the radar device based on the operation data, using the learning data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2020
    Publication date: February 23, 2023
    Applicant: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Takashi SHIBATA, Motoki Masaka, Yuichi Abe, Kentarou Kudou, Masanori Kato, Shohei Ikeda
  • Patent number: 11578757
    Abstract: A sealing apparatus includes: an annular reinforcement ring around an axis; and an annular elastic body part around the axis, which is attached to the reinforcement ring and is formed of an elastic body. The elastic body part has: a side lip, an intermediate lip, and a grease lip. A grease as a lubricant is applied to respective inner peripheral side surfaces of the side lip, the intermediate lip, and the grease lip. A thickener of the grease includes no urea-based thickener. In a usage state of the sealing apparatus, a cross sectional area of an inter-lip space enclosed by the side lip, the intermediate lip, and a hub ring is equal to or greater than 3.5 mm2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2023
    Assignee: MINEBEA MITSUMI Inc.
    Inventors: Yuichi Tarukawa, Yuichi Shuto, Kei Sasaki, Shohei Yamane, Takuya Kato
  • Patent number: 11557433
    Abstract: A multilayer ceramic capacitor includes an element body of roughly rectangular solid shape which is constituted by dielectric layers alternately stacked with internal electrode layers having different polarities, with a pair of cover layers formed on it to cover the top and bottom faces in the direction of lamination of the foregoing, and which has a pair of principal faces, a pair of end faces, and a pair of side faces, wherein external electrodes are formed on the pair of end faces and at least one of the pair of principal faces of the element body, and Tt representing the thickness of the external electrode and Tc representing the thickness of the cover layer satisfy the relationship of 1/30?Tt/Tc?4/5, and the thickness of the cover layers, or Tc, is 10 ?m or more but 30 ?m or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2023
    Assignee: TAIYO YUDEN CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shohei Kitamura, Yukihiro Konishi, Kotaro Mizuno, Yoichi Kato, Yusuke Kowase, Toru Makino, Yoshinori Tanaka
  • Patent number: 11434602
    Abstract: A synthetic leather includes: a base cloth; on the base cloth, an adhesion layer, a skin layer, and a flame-retardant layer, in this order, in which the flame-retardant layer includes at least one selected from hydrotalcite or a hydrotalcite-like compound, and is a cured product of a composition that includes a binder and particles having an average particle diameter of from 10 nm to 2500 nm, and is a layer having a thickness of from 1 ?m to 20 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignees: KYOWA LEATHER CLOTH CO., LTD., NT&I CO., LTD., SHINSHU UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Tadahisa Sasase, Yusuke Kato, Shohei Hosoo, Yasushi Murakami
  • Publication number: 20220265303
    Abstract: A medical device and a method of operating the same are provided. In a method of operating a medical device for ultrasonic treatment, the medical device including an ultrasonic instrument having a vibration transmission member that vibrates ultrasonically, a power source configured to supply electric energy to the ultrasonic instrument, and a processor including a control unit operably connected to the power source, the method includes: controlling supply of the electric energy to the ultrasonic instrument, obtaining a temperature value related to a temperature of the vibration transmission member, the vibration transmission member being separate from a transducer, and controlling the power source to reduce or stop the supply of electric energy of the power source based on the rate of change of the temperature value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2021
    Publication date: August 25, 2022
    Applicant: OLYMPUS MEDICAL SYSTEMS CORP.
    Inventors: Sadayoshi TAKAMI, Kotaro NAKAMURA, Toshifumi KATSURAGI, Gen KATO, Shohei MORIWAKI, Shunsuke MATSUI
  • Publication number: 20220258599
    Abstract: The tank attachment structure includes a floor panel (2) having a raised portion (11) and an opening (12) protruding toward a passenger compartment, a tank (4) disposed inside the raised portion (11), a plurality of upper bands (5) configured to cover the tank (4) from above, a lower plate (6) connected to the upper bands (5), and a pair of cross members (3) provided in front of and behind the tank (4) and extending in the vehicle width direction. The lower plate (6) has a width dimension greater than that of the upper bands (5) in a vehicle width direction and is provided by the number smaller than that of the upper bands (5) to cover the opening (12). A front end portion (26) and a rear end portion (28) of the lower plate (6) are attached to the pair of cross members (3), respectively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2022
    Publication date: August 18, 2022
    Inventors: Shunta Suzuki, Keisuke Kato, Shohei Tsukamoto
  • Publication number: 20220252000
    Abstract: An engine includes: a crankshaft disposed vertically; a piston that is connected to the crankshaft via a connecting rod and reciprocates in a cylinder; a cylinder head forming a combustion chamber of the cylinder at an end face of a movable portion of the piston; an intake valve and an exhaust valve disposed at the cylinder head, the intake valve being configured to take in fuel-air mixture, which is a mixture of fuel and air, the exhaust valve being configured to exhaust the fuel-air mixture; a low-rotation rocker arm (rocker arm) that drives the intake valve and the exhaust valve by rotation of a cam shaft; and a rocker shaft that supports the low-rotation rocker arm such that the low-rotation rocker arm is swingable, and an oil holding portion extending in an axial direction of the rocker shaft is provided between the rocker shaft and the low-rotation rocker arm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2021
    Publication date: August 11, 2022
    Inventors: Shohei Kono, Koji Nakagawa, Koji Kasai, Takaaki Kato, Masami Okubo, Gendai Matsuoka, Hideta Muramatsu
  • Publication number: 20210176825
    Abstract: Provided is a heater that is excellent in heat equalizing property even when being narrow in a sweep direction. Also provided are a fixing device, an image-forming device, and a heating device each including such a heater. A heater is configured to heat an object to be heated in such a manner that at least one of the object to be heated and the heater is swept with the heater disposed opposite the object to be heated. The heater includes a base having a rectangular shape and a plurality of heating cells each independently receiving power supply, the heating cells being disposed on the base and arranged in a longitudinal direction of the base. Each of the heating cells includes a plurality of lateral wires extending in substantially parallel with the longitudinal direction of the base and a plurality of oblique wires tilted relative to the lateral wires.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2018
    Publication date: June 10, 2021
    Applicant: Misuzu Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuji UMEMURA, Tomoyoshi AOYAMA, Shohei KATO, Miho MATSUDA
  • Patent number: 9131889
    Abstract: Cerebral blood flow data during cognitive task execution is measured using a functional near infrared spectroscopy method, then characteristic amount extraction is performed after performing primitive analysis on the measured cerebral blood flow data. Then, by using the extracted characteristic amounts and a pre-built model for employing in determination of cognitive impairment, automatic determination is made into clinical diagnostic groups of normal (NC), mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and Alzheimer's disease (AD). It is thereby possible to perform cognitive impairment determination that is suitable for mass early stage screening of elderly people.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: Nagoya Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Shohei Kato, Hidetoshi Endo
  • Publication number: 20140107494
    Abstract: Cerebral blood flow data during cognitive task execution is measured using a functional near infrared spectroscopy method, then characteristic amount extraction is performed after performing primitive analysis on the measured cerebral blood flow data. Then, by using the extracted characteristic amounts and a pre-built model for employing in determination of cognitive impairment, automatic determination is made into clinical diagnostic groups of normal (NC), mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and Alzheimer's disease (AD). It is thereby possible to perform cognitive impairment determination that is suitable for mass early stage screening of elderly people.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2012
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Applicant: NAGOYA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Shohei Kato, Hidetoshi Endo
  • Publication number: 20060020160
    Abstract: An object is to provide a sound generation method for basic information having chaos and fractal, so that a sound is generated by converting basic information having chaos and fractal into data that are numerically operable, by calculating characteristics of chaos and fractal from the basic information, which has chaos and fractal, and by applying a generation rule to the data of chaos and fractal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2003
    Publication date: January 26, 2006
    Applicants: Hidenori ITO, Shohei KATO, Masaki MIZUNO
    Inventors: Hidenori Ito, Shohei Kato, Masaki Mizuno
  • Patent number: 6386299
    Abstract: By using a reaming machine which arranges a plurality of hydraulic hammer driven drill bits in parallel on a cross section to be reamed, a horizontal or gently inclined pilot hole is reamed. A pressurized water introducing drill pipe and a drill pipe as a discharge pipe are connected to the reaming machine, a seal which forms a sealing between the drill bits and a reamed hole is provided, and a passage for feeding drilling water into the drill pipe is provided, whereby the reaming machine can be propelled while discharging cuttings with a small amount of water through the drill pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2002
    Assignee: Japan Drilling Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shohei Kato
  • Patent number: 6059862
    Abstract: This invention relates to a miniaturizable separation module (dehumidifier, humidifier) utilizing the gas separation property of waterproof membranes having fine moisture-permeable through holes. The separation module according to the invention comprises: a cylindrical casing 10 installed at the wall of a moisture-proof and drip-proof box 4, so as to form a gas passage communicating the inside and the outside of the box; a plurality of waterproof membranes 1, 2, 3, having fine moisture-permeable through holes, disposed in the cylindrical casing at intervals of spacing, so as to form chambers 5, 6 in the gas passage; and conductive porous structures disposed in proximity of the waterproof membranes. The longitudinal section of the solid portion around the holes of the conductive porous structure is formed into an essentially egg-like shape, and the acute angle side of the egg-like longitudinal sectional shape is disposed so as to direct to the waterproof membrane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2000
    Inventors: Kunitaka Mizobe, Shohei Kato
  • Patent number: 5721660
    Abstract: A wiring structure for reducing a transient impedance in an electric current path by means of a simple work and an execution method. The structure comprises a first electric current path (1) having an entry point (o) of surge and a branch point (a) on a side opposite to the entry point of surge, a second electric current path (3) having both terminal ends (d, e) where reflected waves are caused by surge and connection points (b, c) which are respectively spaced distance (d.sub.2) from the both terminal ends (d, e) and branch electric current paths (2) of substantially the same length for connecting the branch point (a) to the both terminal ends (d, e).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 1996
    Date of Patent: February 24, 1998
    Inventors: Kunitaka Mizobe, Shohei Kato
  • Patent number: 4401309
    Abstract: A fuel tank for a motorcycle. The tank is made of an inner member and an outer member which form between them an inverted U-shaped space for containing fuel. The members are continuously joined to form the space by a welded seam. The members are joined at a seam which is located at both of their edges, except where an extension of one projects beyond the edge of the other to form a rear stay. The edge of said other member at the extension is welded directly to the extension, rather than to its edge. A rib can be formed integrally with the extension to reinforce it.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 1980
    Date of Patent: August 30, 1983
    Inventors: Kenji Matsuzaki, Akio Horino, Yasuharu Terai, Shohei Kato