Patents by Inventor Shun KATO

Shun 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: 20210046585
    Abstract: While a laser-beam application position is moved along a locus which circularly or elliptically circles around a locus center so as to cross a weld line that is a boundary between a first metal plate and a second metal plate overlapped with each other, the locus center is moved in a direction parallel to a weld line. A moving direction of the laser-beam application position is set such that the laser beam is first applied to the first metal plate and then to the second metal plate when the laser beam passes through an unmelted zone of the first metal plate and the second metal plate. The unmelted zone is located downstream of a range through which the laser beam has already passed in the direction parallel to the weld line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2020
    Publication date: February 18, 2021
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Toru HIOKI, Shuhei OGURA, Hiroki TORIYAMA, Ryosuke KAWAI, Shun KATO
  • Patent number: 10900950
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to make it possible to efficiently generate information for cell analysis. A feature-group information generating unit generates, as feature-group information, information including values of N types of feature parameters (wherein N represents an integer having a value of 1 or more) about a morphological feature of a single cell of a plurality of cells or a morphological feature of a cell population based on data of one or more cell images included in a unit, the one or more cell images in the unit being selected from cell images capturing the cell population including the cells in accordance with a predetermined requirement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: National University Corporation Nagoya University
    Inventors: Ryuji Kato, Kei Kanie, Hiroto Sasaki, Shun Kawai
  • Patent number: 10879763
    Abstract: An electric actuator is provided and includes: a motor unit having a motor shaft extending in an axial direction, a speed reducer connected to one side of the motor shaft in the axial direction, an output section having an output shaft to which rotation of the motor shaft is transmitted via the speed reducer, and a housing accommodating the motor unit, the speed reducer and the output section. The motor shaft and the output shaft are disposed apart from each other in the radial direction of the motor shaft. The motor unit has a first bearing that rotatably supports the motor shaft. The housing has a housing main body formed of resin, and a metal member formed of metal and held by the housing main body. The metal member has a bearing holding section that holds the first bearing, and an output shaft support section that supports the output shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: NIDEC TOSOK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yutaka Uematsu, Shun Kato, Ryunosuke Oikawa, Yuzo Akasaka, Kazumi Shinkai
  • Patent number: 10857624
    Abstract: While a laser-beam application position is moved along a locus which circularly or elliptically circles around a locus center so as to cross a weld line that is a boundary between a first metal plate and a second metal plate overlapped with each other, the locus center is moved in a direction parallel to a weld line. A moving direction of the laser-beam application position is set such that the laser beam is first applied to the first metal plate and then to the second metal plate when the laser beam passes through an unmelted zone of the first metal plate and the second metal plate. The unmelted zone is located downstream of a range through which the laser beam has already passed in the direction parallel to the weld line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Toru Hioki, Shuhei Ogura, Hiroki Toriyama, Ryosuke Kawai, Shun Kato
  • Patent number: 10855140
    Abstract: An electric actuator includes: a motor part, having a motor shaft that extends in an axial direction and is rotated in both directions; a deceleration mechanism, connected to the motor shaft; a circuit board, electrically connected to the motor part; an output part, having an output shaft to which rotation of the motor shaft is transmitted through the deceleration mechanism; a sensor magnet, attached to the motor shaft; and a motor part sensor, detecting a magnetic field of the sensor magnet and detecting rotation of the motor shaft. The motor part has a rotor magnet that is fixed to the motor shaft. The rotor magnet and the sensor magnet each have multiple magnetic poles in a circumferential direction around the motor shaft. The magnetic poles of the rotor magnet and the magnetic poles of the sensor magnet are disposed to be shifted from each other in the circumferential direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: NIDEC TOSOK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shun Kato, Yutaka Uematsu, Tadayuki Hatsuda, Yuzo Akasaka
  • Patent number: 10819184
    Abstract: An electric actuator attached to a vehicle is provided and includes: a motor unit, a speed reducer, a circuit board, an output section, and a housing that accommodates the motor unit, the speed reducer, the circuit board and the output section. The housing has a motor case that opens at one side in an axial direction, and a circuit board case attached to one side of the motor case in the axial direction to close an opening of the motor case and accommodates the circuit board. The motor case has a motor case main body that accommodates the motor unit, and multiple attaching leg sections protruding from the motor case main body and fixed to the vehicle. The attaching leg sections protrude outward from the circuit board case when seen in the axial direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: NIDEC TOSOK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yutaka Uematsu, Shun Kato, Ryunosuke Oikawa, Yuzo Akasaka, Kazumi Shinkai
  • 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
  • Patent number: 10794465
    Abstract: There is provided an electric actuator in which a speed reduction mechanism and an output portion are disposed adjacent to each other in a radial direction in an opening portion of a housing main body, a cover member has a speed reduction mechanism cover which faces and surrounds the speed reduction mechanism, an output portion cover which faces and surrounds the output portion, and a constricted portion which connects the speed reduction mechanism cover and the output portion cover, the cover member is fixed to the housing main body by a plurality of caulking portions provided on a side wall portion, and, between two adjacent caulking portions interposing the constricted portion therebetween, one of the two caulking portions of the speed reduction mechanism cover is fixed toward a central axis of the speed reduction mechanism, and the other is fixed toward a central axis of the output portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: NIDEC TOSOK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yutaka Uematsu, Kazumi Shinkai, Shun Kato, Shuichi Kinjo, Kohei Osuga, Tadayuki Hatsuda
  • Publication number: 20200292220
    Abstract: An oil separator has a filter portion in a differential pressure generation mechanism configured to collect, by a differential pressure, lubricating oil that is in a form of mist included in high-pressure refrigerant that flows in a first pipe that is connected to a discharge port of a compressor and allows the collected lubricating oil to move downstream along an internal wall of the first pipe.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2017
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Inventors: Shun KATO, Hiroki ISHIYAMA, Yusuke SHIMAZU, Daisuke ITO
  • Patent number: 10738885
    Abstract: An actuator apparatus includes an oil passage body including an oil passage therein, an electric actuator, a movable unit moved at least in a first direction and a second direction by the electric actuator, and an auxiliary device including an actuating member moved by hydraulic pressure of oil in the oil passage. When the electric actuator moves the movable unit in the second direction, the auxiliary device applies, through the actuating member to the movable unit, a force pointing in a direction that moves the movable unit in the second direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: NIDEC TOSOK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroshi Tatsuta, Kazumi Shinkai, Shun Kato, Shuichi Kinjo, Kohei Osuga
  • Publication number: 20200246763
    Abstract: A microbubble generator is formed from at least two of a flow path constituting section that constitutes a flow path through which a liquid is passable, and a decompression member including a colliding section that is fitted into the flow path constituting section and locally reduces a cross-sectional area of the flow path to generate microbubbles in the liquid that passes through the flow path. This microbubble generator comprises includes an outlet connecting to a negative pressure producing section of the decompression member, an outside air introduction port provided in the flow path constituting section to introduce outside air, and an outside air introduction path communicating between the outside air introduction port and the outlet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2020
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Applicant: Toshiba Lifestyle Products & Services Corporation
    Inventors: Tomonori UCHIYAMA, Hironori SASAKI, Shun KATO, Takayuki HONMURA, Ken ISONAGA
  • Patent number: 10715003
    Abstract: An electric actuator includes: a motor unit; a speed reducer; a circuit board; a busbar; and a housing. The housing has a motor case and a circuit board case attached to one side of the motor case in an axial direction. The circuit board case has a bottom wall blocking an opening of the motor case. The bottom wall has a bottom wall through-hole that penetrates through the bottom wall in the axial direction on an outer side beyond the speed reducer in the radial direction. A busbar has a busbar main body section, a coil line connecting section to which a coil line extending on one side in the axial direction from a coil is connected, and a connection terminal section. The connection terminal section extends to one side of the bottom wall in the axial direction via the bottom wall through-hole and is connected to the circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: NIDEC TOSOK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yutaka Uematsu, Shun Kato, Ryunosuke Oikawa, Yuzo Akasaka, Kazumi Shinkai
  • Publication number: 20200156178
    Abstract: An electrode tip portion is provided with a projection portion and a plurality of recess portions. The plurality of the recess portions are independent of one another, and are provided at the electrode tip portion in a dispersed manner. The projection portion is a region other than regions where the recess portions are provided, and is configured to be equipped with a continuous surface that continues in regions among the plurality of the recess portions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2019
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Toru HIOKI, Manabu OOGA, Tomonori YANAGAWA, Shun KATO, Takashi GOTO, Hideaki MATSUOKA
  • Publication number: 20200156179
    Abstract: A transfer processing unit of a processing tool for an electrode for resistance spot welding that is configured to mold, through transfer processing, a projection portion and a plurality of recess portions at an electrode tip portion bulging into a projecting shape is provided with a plurality of protrusions that are configured to mold the plurality of the recess portions respectively. A virtual plane that links tips of the plurality of these protrusions with one another assumes a shape coinciding with a surface shape of the electrode tip portion bulging into the projecting shape before transfer processing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2019
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Toru HIOKI, Manabu OOGA, Shun KATO
  • Publication number: 20200099270
    Abstract: An electric actuator includes a motor portion, a circuit board, a speed reduction mechanism, a busbar holder that holds a busbar, and a housing. The housing has a motor case and a compartmental wall. The compartmental wall has a through-hole which penetrates the compartmental wall in an axial direction. The busbar holder has a base portion and a projecting portion which projects from the base portion in the axial direction and is disposed in the through-hole. An end portion of the busbar at one side projects from the busbar holder toward one side in the axial direction and is connected to the circuit board, and an end portion of the busbar at the other side projects into the through-hole from a side surface of the projecting portion of the busbar holder and is connected to a coil of a stator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2019
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Applicant: NIDEC TOSOK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shun KATO, Youngdae KANG, Hiroaki TAKAHASHI
  • Patent number: 10593606
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a wiring board and a manufacturing method that simultaneously solve problems of stress and heat release A wiring board as one aspect of the present disclosure includes a glass substrate as a core member, and a plurality of through holes arranged in a cyclic manner in the glass substrate. The through holes are filled with different kinds of filling materials. A wiring board manufacturing method as one aspect of the present disclosure includes: a through hole formation step of forming through holes arranged in a cyclic manner in a glass substrate serving as a core member; and a filling step of forming a protecting sheet on the glass substrate, and filling through holes with a filling material through openings formed in the protecting sheet. The present disclosure can be applied to a wiring board that has a through-electrode-equipped glass substrate as the core member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kousuke Seki, Yusaku Kato, Shun Mitarai, Shinji Rokuhara
  • Publication number: 20200036266
    Abstract: An electric actuator includes a motor portion that includes a motor including a motor shaft extending axially, a decelerator that is joined to one axial side of the motor shaft, and an output portion that includes an output shaft to which rotation of the motor shaft is transmitted via the decelerator. The output shaft includes a joint portion joined to a driven shaft, the output portion includes a sensor magnet and a magnet holder which holds the sensor magnet, and the magnet holder is indirectly joined to the output shaft and is fixed to the driven shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2018
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Inventors: Yutaka UEMATSU, Kazumi SHINKAI, Shun KATO, Shuichi KINJO, Kohei OSUGA, Tadayuki HATSUDA
  • Publication number: 20200014284
    Abstract: An electric actuator includes a motor that includes a motor shaft extending axially, a decelerator that is joined to one axial side of the motor shaft, an output that includes an output shaft to which rotation of the motor shaft is transmitted via the decelerator, and a control board that is electrically connected to at least the motor. The motor and the output are disposed radially side by side with respect to the motor, the control board extends from a position axially overlapping the motor shaft to a position axially overlapping the output shaft, and the control board includes a motor sensor that detects a rotation angle of the motor shaft, and an output sensor that detects a rotation angle of a driven shaft joined to the output shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2018
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Inventors: Yutaka UEMATSU, Tadayuki HATSUDA, Kazumi SHINKAI, Shun KATO, Shuichi KINJO, Fumito TAMURA
  • Patent number: 10487773
    Abstract: This vehicle mechanical component includes a mechanical component body, a heat insulating layer formed on the mechanical component body, and a protective layer formed on the heat insulating layer and including an inorganic compound that includes an alkoxide and scale-like inorganic solid particles dispersed in the inorganic compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignees: AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA, AKROS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yosuke Taguchi, Akikazu Matsumoto, Ichiro Hiratsuka, Masaki Kato, Daishi Kobayashi, Megumi Sugisawa, Takuya Niimi, Yusuke Ikai, Kazuki Saai, Shun Mizuno
  • Patent number: D885448
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Koike Sanso Kogyo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Satoshi Ohta, Daisuke Kato, Masatoshi Minahara, Shun Hasegawa