Patents by Inventor Susumu Sato

Susumu 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: 11492186
    Abstract: To provide a container bag 34 that can be manufactured easily by folding a sheet material 1 precisely along a folding line 11B. The sheet material 1 is prepared by bonding two films 2 and 3 together in a predetermined pattern, and the sheet material 1 comprises a plurality of cells 16 formed between the two films 2 and 3 while being joined to one another to be filled with fluid. A trunk portion 17 to be filled with a content is formed by bonding overlapping layers of a peripheral edge 9A of the folded sheet material 1. A bottom portion 13 of the container bag 34 is folded inwardly toward the trunk portion 17 along the folding line 11B. A non-bonded section 14 in which the two films 2 and 3 are not bonded together is maintained linearly within the folding line 11B.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: DAIWA CAN COMPANY
    Inventors: Hidetomo Kohara, Tsuyoshi Kawabata, Susumu Sato, Haruka Yajima
  • Patent number: 11487222
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a developer container to and from which the replenishment container is attachable and detachable and which includes an accommodating portion that accommodates developer and a replenishment port, an agitation member, an opening/closing member configured to be movable between a closed position and an open position, a drive source for driving the agitation member, and a control portion configured to control the drive source. The apparatus is configured such that image formation is not possible when the opening/closing member is at the open position, and the agitation member is capable of driving in a case where the opening/closing member is at the open position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi Ogawa, Masaaki Sato, Hiroshi Takarada, Koji Fujinaka, Akitoshi Toyota, Yuichiro Inaba, Kenichi Iida, Susumu Nittani
  • Patent number: 11489314
    Abstract: A light-emitting element includes: a laminated structure body 20 which is formed from a GaN-based compound semiconductor and in which a first compound semiconductor layer 21 including a first surface 21a and a second surface 21b that is opposed to the first surface 21a, an active layer 23 that faces the second surface 21b of the first compound semiconductor layer 21, and a second compound semiconductor layer 22 including a first surface 22a that faces the active layer 23 and a second surface 22b that is opposed to the first surface 22a are laminated; a first light reflection layer 41 that is provided on the first surface 21a side of the first compound semiconductor layer 21; and a second light reflection layer 42 that is provided on the second surface 22b side of the second compound semiconductor layer 22. The first light reflection layer 41 includes a concave mirror portion 43, and the second light reflection layer 42 has a flat shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Susumu Sato, Tatsushi Hamaguchi, Shoichiro Izumi, Noriyuki Futagawa, Masamichi Ito, Jugo Mitomo, Hiroshi Nakajima
  • Patent number: 11479561
    Abstract: Novel tetrahydroisoquinoline derivative compounds are disclosed herein that may be used as an active ingredient for a pharmaceutical composition, and in particular, for a pharmaceutical composition useful for preventing or treating a disease or condition responsive to modulation of the contractility of the skeletal sarcomere. This may be accomplished, for example, by modulation of the troponin complex of the fast skeletal muscle sarcomere through one or more of fast skeletal myosin, actin, tropomyosin, troponin C, troponin I, and troponin T, and fragments and isoforms thereof. The tetrahydroisoquinoline derivative compounds can thus be used as an agent for preventing or treating 1) neuromuscular disorders, 2) disorders of voluntary muscle, 3) CNS disorders in which muscle weakness, atrophy, and fatigue are prominent symptoms, 4) muscle symptoms stemming from systemic disorders, and 5) dysfunctions of pelvic floor and urethral/anal sphincter muscle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: Cytokinetics, Incorporated
    Inventors: Ippei Sato, Takashi Kamikubo, Masanori Miura, Yuji Matsushima, Hiroaki Tanaka, Yasuhiro Shiina, Susumu Yamaki, Tomoyuki Saito, Hiroshi Kiyohara, Munemichi Ohe, Kayoko Mihara, Bradley Paul Morgan, Fady Malik, Scott Emile Collibee, Luke Ashcraft, Pu-Ping Lu, Jeffrey Michael Warrington, Marc Garard
  • Patent number: 11467514
    Abstract: An apparatus includes an image bearing member, a developer container having a replenishment port, a developer bearing member, a detection portion configured to output remainder amount information corresponding to the amount of developer accommodated in the developer container, a notification portion capable of notifying a first state, and a second state, and a control portion. The maximum amount of the developer that the developer container is capable of accommodating is larger than a value obtained by adding the amount of the developer accommodated in a replenishment container containing the developer for replenishment to the first amount, and wherein notification of the second state corresponds to notification of a case where the amount of the developer remaining in the developer container is larger than a case where the amount of the developer remaining in the developer container is the smallest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masaaki Sato, Koji Wada, Tsuyoshi Ogawa, Koji Fujinaka, Takao Sameshima, Tomio Noguchi, Akitoshi Toyota, Susumu Nittani
  • Publication number: 20220294926
    Abstract: A housing includes a body having an opening. The body includes a peripheral portion that abuts on the opening. A cover covers at least a part of the opening. A seal is sandwiched between the cover and the peripheral portion of the body. At least one of the cover and the peripheral portion of the body includes a corner portion and a linear portion. The corner portion has a first shape that defines one of a gap between the cover and the peripheral portion of the body and a width of the seal. The linear portion abuts on the corner portion. The linear portion has a second shape that defines the one of the gap between the cover and the peripheral portion of the body and the width of the seal. The second shape is different from the first shape of the corner portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2022
    Publication date: September 15, 2022
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Susumu Narita, Takeshi Yamakawa, Yoshinobu Sakaue, Ryo Sato, Makoto Noda
  • Patent number: 11411372
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a light emitting element includes, at least: (A) forming a stacked structure 20 which includes a GaN-based compound semiconductor and in which a first compound semiconductor layer 21, an active layer 23, and a second compound semiconductor layer 22 are stacked, and forming a concave mirror section 43 on a first surface side of the first compound semiconductor layer 21; then (B) forming a photosensitive material layer 35 over the second compound semiconductor layer 22; and thereafter (C) exposing the photosensitive material layer 35 to light from the concave mirror section side through the stacked structure 20, to obtain a treatment mask layer including the photosensitive material layer 35, and then processing the second compound semiconductor layer 22 by use of the treatment mask layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Tatsushi Hamaguchi, Jugo Mitomo, Susumu Sato, Hiroshi Nakajima, Masamichi Ito, Hidekazu Kawanishi
  • Patent number: 11410855
    Abstract: A method of producing an electroconductive substrate including a base material, and an electroconductive pattern disposed on one main surface side of the base material includes: a step of forming a trench including a bottom surface to which a foundation layer is exposed, and a lateral surface which includes a surface of a trench formation layer, according to an imprint method; and a step of forming an electroconductive pattern layer by growing metal plating from the foundation layer which is exposed to the bottom surface of the trench.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takashi Daitoku, Susumu Taniguchi, Akiko Seki, Atsushi Sato, Yuhei Horikawa, Makoto Orikasa, Hisayuki Abe
  • Patent number: 11404849
    Abstract: A light emitting element includes a laminated structure formed by laminating a first light reflecting layer 41, a light emitting structure 20, and a second light reflecting layer 42. The light emitting structure 20 is formed by laminating, from the first light reflecting layer side, a first compound semiconductor layer 21, an active layer 23, and a second compound semiconductor layer 22. In the laminated structure 20, at least two light absorbing material layers 51 are formed in parallel to a virtual plane occupied by the active layer 23.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tatsushi Hamaguchi, Shoichiro Izumi, Susumu Sato, Noriyuki Futagawa
  • Publication number: 20220214291
    Abstract: A spectroscopic element and a detector are disposed along a circumference of one Rowland circle. The spectroscopic element has a spectral surface whose length, measured along the Rowland circle, is shorter than a length in the Rowland circle plane, of an irradiation surface irradiated with excitation beams emitted to a sample holder. The spectroscopic element and the sample holder are disposed to separate a group of characteristic X-rays within a common spectral range of the spectroscopic element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2021
    Publication date: July 7, 2022
    Inventors: Shinji MIYAUCHI, Susumu ADACHI, Asaka KOHIYAMA, Takuro IZUMI, Takashi OMORI, Kenji SATO
  • Patent number: 11378530
    Abstract: A chemical state analysis apparatus 10 includes: an excitation source 11 configured to irradiate an irradiation region A of a predetermined surface in a sample S containing a battery material with an excitation rays for generating characteristic X-rays of the battery material; an analyzing crystal 13 of a flat plate arranged so as to face the irradiation region A; a slit 12 arranged between the irradiation region A and the analyzing crystal 13, the slit being arranged in parallel to the irradiation region A and a predetermined crystal plane of the analyzing crystal 13; an X-ray linear sensor 15 in which linear detecting elements 151 each having a length in a direction parallel to the slit 12 are arranged in a direction perpendicular to the slit; a wavelength spectrum generation unit 161 configured to generate a wavelength spectrum based on intensity of the characteristic X-rays detected by the X-ray linear sensor 15; a peak wavelength determination unit 162 configured to determine a peak wavelength which is a
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: Shimadzu Corporation
    Inventors: Kenji Sato, Satoshi Tokuda, Takuro Izumi, Tetsuya Yoneda, Susumu Adachi
  • Patent number: 11374384
    Abstract: A light-emitting device according to an embodiment of the present disclosure includes a laminate. The laminate includes an active layer, and a first semiconductor layer and a second semiconductor layer sandwiching the active layer. This light-emitting device further includes a current constriction layer having an opening and a vertical resonator including a first reflecting mirror having a concave-curved shape on the first semiconductor layer side and a second reflecting mirror on the second semiconductor side. The first reflecting mirror and the second reflecting mirror sandwich the laminate and the opening. This light-emitting device further includes an optically transparent substrate between the first reflecting mirror and the laminate. The optically transparent substrate has a first convex portion having a convex-curved shape and one or more second convex portions on a surface on the side opposite to the laminate. The first convex portion is in contact with the first reflecting mirror.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Susumu Sato, Tatsushi Hamaguchi, Jugo Mitomo, Hiroshi Nakajima, Masamichi Ito, Hidekazu Kawanishi
  • Patent number: 11309686
    Abstract: A surface emitting laser includes: a semiconductor layer containing a nitride semiconductor, and including a first semiconductor layer, an active layer, and a second semiconductor layer that are stacked in this order, in which the semiconductor layer includes a light emitting region; and a first light reflecting layer and a second light reflecting layer that are opposed to each other with the semiconductor layer being disposed therebetween. The first semiconductor layer has a high dislocation portion disposed outside the light emitting region. The high dislocation portion has an average dislocation density higher than an average dislocation density of the light emitting region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroshi Nakajima, Tatsushi Hamaguchi, Jugo Mitomo, Susumu Sato, Masamichi Ito, Hidekazu Kawanishi
  • Publication number: 20210359286
    Abstract: Provided is a solid-state battery in which single cell bodies as a solid-state thin film battery are more suitably stacked. In the solid-state battery technology, an adhesive layer is provided between a plurality of stacked single cell bodies and the adhesive layer is configured to cover each cell element portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2021
    Publication date: November 18, 2021
    Inventors: Yoshitaka MATSUKI, Hiroaki INOUE, Daisuke HINO, Susumu SATO
  • Publication number: 20210309429
    Abstract: To provide a container bag 34 that can be manufactured easily by folding a sheet material 1 precisely along a folding line 11B. The sheet material 1 is prepared by bonding two films 2 and 3 together in a predetermined pattern, and the sheet material 1 comprises a plurality of cells 16 formed between the two films 2 and 3 while being joined to one another to be filled with fluid. A trunk portion 17 to be filled with a content is formed by bonding overlapping layers of a peripheral edge 9A of the folded sheet material 1. A bottom portion 13 of the container bag 34 is folded inwardly toward the trunk portion 17 along the folding line 11B. A non-bonded section 14 in which the two films 2 and 3 are not bonded together is maintained linearly within the folding line 11B.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2019
    Publication date: October 7, 2021
    Applicant: DAIWA CAN COMPANY
    Inventors: Hidetomo KOHARA, Tsuyoshi KAWABATA, Susumu SATO, Haruka YAJIMA
  • Patent number: 11031752
    Abstract: A surface-emitting laser according to an embodiment of the present disclosure includes a current constriction region having an opening and formed by impurities injected into a laminate from side of a second semiconductor layer; and a first DBR layer on side of a first semiconductor layer and a second DBR layer on the side of the second semiconductor layer having the laminate interposed therebetween at a position facing the opening. At the opening, an opening diameter close to the first DBR layer is larger than an opening diameter close to the second DBR layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Tatsushi Hamaguchi, Jugo Mitomo, Hiroshi Nakajima, Masamichi Ito, Susumu Sato, Noriyuki Futagawa
  • Publication number: 20210151955
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a light emitting element includes, at least: (A) forming a stacked structure 20 which includes a GaN-based compound semiconductor and in which a first compound semiconductor layer 21, an active layer 23, and a second compound semiconductor layer 22 are stacked, and forming a concave mirror section 43 on a first surface side of the first compound semiconductor layer 21; then (B) forming a photosensitive material layer 35 over the second compound semiconductor layer 22; and thereafter (C) exposing the photosensitive material layer 35 to light from the concave mirror section side through the stacked structure 20, to obtain a treatment mask layer including the photosensitive material layer 35, and then processing the second compound semiconductor layer 22 by use of the treatment mask layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Publication date: May 20, 2021
    Inventors: Tatsushi HAMAGUCHI, Jugo MITOMO, Susumu SATO, Hiroshi NAKAJIMA, Masamichi ITO, Hidekazu KAWANISHI
  • Patent number: 11011888
    Abstract: A light-emitting device according to an embodiment of the present disclosure includes a laminate. The laminate includes an active layer, a first semiconductor layer, and a second semiconductor layer. The first semiconductor layer and the second semiconductor layer sandwich the active layer in between. The light-emitting device further includes a current confining layer, a concave-shaped first reflecting mirror provided on side of the first semiconductor layer, and a second reflecting mirror provided on side of the second semiconductor layer. The current confining layer has an opening. The first reflecting mirror and the second reflecting mirror sandwich the laminate and the opening in between. The light-emitting device further includes a first reflecting layer and a phosphor layer. The first reflecting layer is disposed at a position opposed to the first reflecting mirror with a predetermined gap in between.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jugo Mitomo, Tatsushi Hamaguchi, Hiroshi Nakajima, Masamichi Ito, Susumu Sato, Hidekazu Kawanishi
  • Publication number: 20210135428
    Abstract: A light emitting element according to the present disclosure includes a first light reflecting layer 41, a laminated structure 20, and a second light reflecting layer 42 laminated to each other. The laminated structure 20 includes a first compound semiconductor layer 21, a light emitting layer 23, and a second compound semiconductor layer 22 laminated to each other from a side of the first light reflecting layer. Light from the laminated structure 20 is emitted to an outside via the first light reflecting layer 41 or the second light reflecting layer 42. The first light reflecting layer 41 has a structure in which at least two types of thin films 41A and 41B are alternately laminated to each other in plural numbers. A film thickness modulating layer 80 is provided between the laminated structure 20 and the first light reflecting layer 41.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2017
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Inventors: Tatsushi HAMAGUCHI, Jugo MITOMO, Hiroshi NAKAJIMA, Masamichi ITO, Susumu SATO
  • Publication number: 20210104870
    Abstract: A light-emitting element includes: a laminated structure body 20 which is formed from a GaN-based compound semiconductor and in which a first compound semiconductor layer 21 including a first surface 21a and a second surface 21b that is opposed to the first surface 21a, an active layer 23 that faces the second surface 21b of the first compound semiconductor layer 21, and a second compound semiconductor layer 22 including a first surface 22a that faces the active layer 23 and a second surface 22b that is opposed to the first surface 22a are laminated; a first light reflection layer 41 that is provided on the first surface 21a side of the first compound semiconductor layer 21; and a second light reflection layer 42 that is provided on the second surface 22b side of the second compound semiconductor layer 22. The first light reflection layer 41 includes a concave mirror portion 43, and the second light reflection layer 42 has a flat shape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2020
    Publication date: April 8, 2021
    Inventors: Susumu SATO, Tatsushi HAMAGUCHI, Shoichiro IZUMI, Noriyuki FUTAGAWA, Masamichi ITO, Jugo MITOMO, Hiroshi NAKAJIMA