Patents by Inventor Shun SATO

Shun 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: 20210101572
    Abstract: In a vehicle, application of hydraulic pressure in a hydraulic braking device is started, when an accelerator is turned on, and the accelerator is predicted to be turned off, and engine braking feeling is predicted to become insufficient, the engine braking feeling being deceleration feeling given to a driver when the accelerator is turned off and an engine brake is operated, and a predetermined condition that prediction time until the accelerator is turned off is shorter than dead time of a hydraulic pressure response of the hydraulic braking device is established. The hydraulic braking device generates a negative jerk in the vehicle when the accelerator is turned off upon lapse of dead time after application of the hydraulic pressure in the hydraulic braking device is started.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2020
    Publication date: April 8, 2021
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Shun SATO
  • Patent number: 10951038
    Abstract: A power supply control device includes a control unit, and a power path that is connected to a primary external power system. If a connection state between the primary external power system and the power path is in a disconnected state, the control unit is configured to control power output of at least one power conditioner of at least one corresponding secondary external power generation unit, based on (a) an amount of power consumption of a specific load connected to the power supply control device through the power path, and (b) a power generation output of the secondary external power generation unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Naoyuki Sugeno, Shun Nagashima, Shunichi Nihei, Atsushi Chinen, Masami Okada, Atsushi Minami, Kazumi Sato, Hiroaki Yoshida
  • Publication number: 20210060657
    Abstract: A surface-coated cutting tool includes a tool body, a lower layer, and an upper layer. The lower layer consists of a W layer, a metal carbide layer, and a metal carbonitride layer. The W layer is formed from a surface of the tool body to a depth of 10 to 500 nm. The metal carbide layer includes any one of Ti, Cr, Zr, Hf, Nb, and Ta. The upper layer is alternately laminated with an A layer and a B layer and has a total thickness of 1.0 to 8.0 ?m. The A layer has a thickness of 0.1 to 5.0 ?m and is represented by (AlxCr1-x)N (0.40?x?0.80). The B layer has a thickness of 0.1 to 5.0 ?m and is represented by (Al1-a-b-c-sTiaCrbSicYd)N (0?a?0.40, 0.05?b?0.40, 0?c?0.20, and 0.01?d?0.10).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2019
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI MATERIALS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tatsuki KINOSHITA, Tatsuo HASHIMOTO, Shun SATO, Yuto SUGAWARA, Takuya MAEKAWA
  • Publication number: 20210065345
    Abstract: The process control system converts, into images, time-varying waveforms of inspection data of an assembled product, parts, and sub-assembling processes that constitute the assembling process, performs matching between an inspection waveform image (IWI) of the assembled product and a predetermined deterioration pattern image (DPI), determines whether IWI of the assembled product is similar to DPI, performs, when IWI is similar to DPI, a first determination for performing matching between an IWI of each of sub-assembling processes and DPI and determining whether there is a sub-assembling process similar to DPI, performs, when there is a sub-assembling process similar to DPI in the first determination, a second determination for performing matching between IWI of each of parts assembled in the sub-assembling process similar to DPI and DPI and determining whether there is a part similar to DPI, and specifies a deterioration factor based on results of the first and second determinations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2020
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Shun SATO
  • Patent number: 10927445
    Abstract: Provided is a surface-coated cutting tool including: a tool body (3) and a hard coating layer on the tool body (3). The hard coating layer has an alternate laminate structure of A (1) and B layers (2). The A layer (1) is a Ti and Al complex nitride layer satisfying a compositional formula: (Ti1-zAlz)N, 0.4?z?0.7. The B layer (2) is a Cr, Al and M complex nitride layer satisfying a compositional formula: (Cr1-x-yAlxMy)N, 0.03?x?0.4 and 0?y?0.05. The value of a ratio tB/tA of the average layer thickness of the B layer (2) to the average layer thickness of the A layer (1) satisfies 0.67 to 2.0. The lattice constant a(?) of crystal grains of the hard coating layer satisfies 4.10?a?4.20. The ratio of I(200) to I(111) satisfies 2.0?I(200)/I(111)?10.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI MATERIALS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shun Sato, Masakuni Takahashi
  • Patent number: 10928768
    Abstract: Provided are a cleaning member that scrapes developer from a photosensitive drum attached to an opening of a cleaning frame, and a transport member that transports scraped developer from an opening side of the frame towards an opposing deep side. The transport member is driven such that an absolute value of maximum acceleration at the time of movement of the transport sheet in a direction from the opening side towards the deep side is smaller than an absolute value of maximum acceleration at the time of movement in a reverse direction of the former direction. In the longitudinal direction of the photosensitive drum, the width of the transport member is smaller than an abutting width of an abutting portion of the cleaning member with the photosensitive drum, and ends of the transport member in the longitudinal direction are positioned inward of ends of the abutting portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kohei Matsuda, Hiraku Sasaki, Hiroki Ogino, Kentaro Kawata, Shun Sato, Yasushi Katsuta
  • Patent number: 10925127
    Abstract: A discharge lamp drive device includes a discharge lamp driver adapted to supply a drive current to a discharge lamp having a first electrode and a second electrode, a control section adapted to control the discharge lamp driver, and a storage section adapted to store a plurality of drive patterns of the drive current. The control section is adapted to select one drive pattern of the plurality of drive patterns based on machine learning, and execute the selected drive pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masaru Kono, Junichi Suzuki, Shun Sato, Yuichiro Iwama
  • Publication number: 20210016361
    Abstract: A surface-coated cutting tool includes: a tool body formed of a tungsten carbide-based cemented carbide; a lower layer and an upper layer provided on the tool body. The lower layer is formed of a W layer. A metal carbide layer is formed directly on the W layer. A metal carbonitride layer is formed directly on the metal carbide layer. The upper layer has an alternately laminated structure of A layer and B layer. The A layer is formed of an (Al, Ti)N layer represented by (AlxTi1-x)N (where x is an atomic ratio and satisfies 0.40?x?0.70). The B layer is formed of an (Al, Ti, Cr, Si, Y)N layer represented by (Al1-a-b-c-dTiaCrbSicYd)N (where a, b, c, and d are atomic ratios and satisfy 0?a?0.40, 0.05?b?0.40, 0?c?0.20, and 0.01?d?0.10).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2019
    Publication date: January 21, 2021
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI MATERIALS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tatsuki KINOSHITA, Tatsuo HASHIMOTO, Shun SATO, Yuto SUGAWARA, Takuya MAEKAWA
  • Patent number: 10890249
    Abstract: A shift control device for a vehicle, includes: a minimum vehicle speed calculator that, when it is determined that a vehicle on traveling needs to decelerate before the vehicle arrives at a forward predetermined point, calculates a minimum vehicle speed using the periphery information; a shift position determination unit that determines a target shift position; and a downshift controller that, when the minimum vehicle speed is calculated, commences a downshift from a current shift position to the target shift position. Further, the downshift controller implements first control of performing multiple downshifts from the current shift position to the target shift position such that shift timing is provided at regular intervals, or second control of performing multiple downshifts such that rotational speeds of the engine after the respective downshifts become equal to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hiroya Fujiwara, Shun Sato
  • Patent number: 10889709
    Abstract: Provided is a thermoplastic resin composition which enables the production of an inner liner for pneumatic tires, said inner liner having excellent durability and being suppressed in deterioration of air permeation prevention properties due to repeated deformation. A thermoplastic resin composition which is composed of a continuous phase containing an ethylene/vinyl alcohol copolymer and a polyamide and a dispersed phase containing a halogenated isomonoolefin/para-alkyl styrene copolymer, and which is characterized in that an acyl glycerol that is composed of glycerol and a fatty acid having 8 or less carbon atoms is contained in an amount of 0.5-20 parts by mass per 100 parts by mass of the ethylene/vinyl alcohol copolymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: THE YOKOHAMA RUBBER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shun Sato
  • Patent number: 10883166
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a surface-coated cubic boron nitride sintered material tool including a cBN substrate and a hard coating layer formed on a surface of the cBN substrate and having an alternate laminated structure of A layer and B layer. The cBN substrate (sintered material) includes: a Ti compound, WC, AlN, TiB2, Al2O3, and cBN. The A layer has a composition of (Ti1-xAlx)N (0.4?x?0.7 in terms of atomic ratio). The B layer has a composition of (Cr1-y-zAlyMz)N (0.03?y?0.4 and 0?z?0.05 in terms of atomic ratio). A plastic deformation work ratio of the B layer is 0.35 to 0.50.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI MATERIALS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takuya Maekawa, Masakuni Takahashi, Shun Sato, Kenji Yumoto
  • Patent number: 10840122
    Abstract: A teaching method according to an embodiment is for a transfer device including a substrate holding unit including a suction port for holding a substrate by applying suction, an actuation mechanism for moving the substrate holding unit, and a pressure detecting unit for detecting a pressure in a suction path communicating with the suction port. The method includes: moving the substrate holding unit under the substrate; moving the substrate holding unit upward toward the substrate, while applying suction to the suction path and detecting the pressure in the suction path; determining whether or not the substrate holding unit has touched the substrate, based on the pressure in the suction path; and storing, as a standard position, a position of the substrate holding unit at a time of determining that the substrate holding unit has touched the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Tokyo Electron Limited
    Inventors: Toshiyuki Kobayashi, Ryu Kitahara, Kazuya Koshiishi, Junya Sato, Shun Suto, Toshimitsu Chiba
  • Publication number: 20200339122
    Abstract: The braking force control device detects an impossible state where one or some of the actuators are temporarily unable to generate a negative driving force, and a predictive state where one or some of the actuators are predicted to become unable to generate a negative driving force. Every time the coasting state occurs before establishment of the impossible state and after establishment of the predictive state, the braking force control device gradually increases the negative driving force generated by the corresponding one or ones of the actuators. Even when the coasting state occurs in the impossible state, the braking force control device does not cause the corresponding one or ones of the actuators to generate a driving force. Every time the coasting state occurs after the impossible state, the braking force control device gradually decreases the negative driving force generated by the corresponding one or ones of the actuators.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2020
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tsutomu Kawanishi, Shun Sato, Masahiro Nishiu
  • Publication number: 20200339098
    Abstract: A braking force control apparatus includes: a prediction unit that predicts a time from a present time until a next start of the gear shift operation in the stepped automatic transmission based on a speed of the vehicle; an acquisition unit that acquires a state of a battery charged by a regenerative power generation of the regenerative generator; and a control unit that stops the regenerative power generation by the regenerative generator before the gear shift of the stepped automatic transmission is started, when it is determined, during the regenerative power generation by the regenerative generator, that the regenerative power generation by the regenerative power generator may be stopped due to the state of the battery during the gear shift operation of the stepped automatic transmission, based on a prediction result by the prediction unit and the state of the battery acquired by the acquisition unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2020
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Applicant: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yuki Matsumiya, Shun Sato, Hiroya Fujiwara, Masahiro Nishiu
  • Publication number: 20200324774
    Abstract: A braking force controller includes: a target jerk calculation unit; a first estimation unit configured to estimate an increment of braking force when a prescribed factor that increases braking force to be generated by the first actuator unit currently occurs; a second estimation unit configured to estimate the increment of the braking force when the prescribed factor occurs within a prescribed period; and a control unit configured to determine a negative jerk generated when the second actuator unit generates the braking force such that a sum of the negative jerk and the jerk generated by the first actuator unit without the prescribed factor becomes the target jerk. When the increment of the braking force due to the prescribed factor is larger than a prescribed value, the control unit corrects the determined negative jerk such that an absolute value of the negative jerk becomes smaller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2020
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shun SATO, Hiromasa TAKAI
  • Publication number: 20200310334
    Abstract: Provided are a cleaning member that scrapes developer from a photosensitive drum attached to an opening of a cleaning frame, and a transport member that transports scraped developer from an opening side of the frame towards an opposing deep side. The transport member is driven such that an absolute value of maximum acceleration at the time of movement of the transport sheet in a direction from the opening side towards the deep side is smaller than an absolute value of maximum acceleration at the time of movement in a reverse direction of the former direction. In the longitudinal direction of the photosensitive drum, the width of the transport member is smaller than an abutting width of an abutting portion of the cleaning member with the photosensitive drum, and ends of the transport member in the longitudinal direction are positioned inward of ends of the abutting portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2020
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Inventors: Kohei Matsuda, Hiraku Sasaki, Hiroki Ogino, Kentaro Kawata, Shun Sato, Yasushi Katsuta
  • Publication number: 20200310298
    Abstract: A cartridge includes a housing that has an opening and a conveyance member disposed near a bottom surface of the housing. The conveyance member is configured to convey developer along a first direction from a deep side to an opening side of the housing, or a second direction from the opening side to the deep side. The cartridge also includes a driving member connected to one end of the conveyance member, with the driving member being configured to reciprocate the conveyance member along a surface direction of the conveyance member in a manner such that a maximum acceleration of the conveyance member in the first direction and a maximum acceleration in the second direction are different from each other. The housing includes a regulation member that regulates movement of the conveyance member in a direction in which the conveyance member moves away from the bottom surface of the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2020
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Inventors: Kentaro Kawata, Yasushi Katsuta, Kohei Matsuda, Shun Sato, Hiraku Sasaki, Hiroki Ogino
  • Publication number: 20200310331
    Abstract: A cleaning unit includes a housing having an opening portion, a cleaning member configured to remove developer from the image bearing member, a conveying member configured such that the developer removed by the cleaning member is conveyed from the opening portion side to a deep side of the housing, and a driving unit connected to the conveying member and configured to cause the conveying member to reciprocate such that maximum acceleration of movement of the conveying member in a direction from the opening portion side to the deep side is smaller than that in a direction from the deep side to the opening portion side. The conveying member includes a separation portion that separates the developer and a foreign substance from each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2020
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Inventors: Shun Sato, Kohei Matsuda, Kazunori Hashimoto
  • Publication number: 20200310294
    Abstract: A developing device includes a rotatable developer carrying member, a frame, a partition wall partitioning an inside of the frame into a developing chamber and a developer accommodating portion and provided with an opening, and a feeding member. The feeding member includes a flexible sheet member and a driving member. Maximum acceleration of the sheet member driven by the driving member in a first direction in which the developer in the developer accommodating chamber is moved toward the opening is smaller than maximum acceleration in a second direction opposite to the first direction. When the sheet member is reciprocated in a surface direction by the driving member, the sheet member is deformable so as to follow a shape of an inner wall surface of the developer accommodating chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2020
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Inventors: Shun Sato, Yasushi Katsuta, Kohei Matsuda, Kentaro Kawata, Hiraku Sasaki, Hiroki Ogino
  • Patent number: D904284
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: THE YOKOHAMA RUBBER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shun Sato