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).
Abstract: A unit for a refrigeration cycle device includes a housing that internally includes a sound field space surrounded by surfaces each reflecting sound waves, an expansion device disposed in the sound field space and configured to adjust a flow rate of refrigerant, a refrigerant pipe disposed in the sound field space and connected to the expansion device, and a sound absorber disposed on at least a part of the surfaces defining the sound field space.
Abstract: An X-ray spectrometer includes: an excitation source that irradiates a predetermined irradiation region on a surface of a sample with an excitation ray generating a characteristic X-ray; a flat plate analyzing crystal facing the irradiation region; a slit provided between the irradiation region and the analyzing crystal, the slit being parallel to a predetermined crystal plane of the analyzing crystal; a linear sensor including linear detection elements having a length in a direction parallel to the slit are arranged in a direction perpendicular to the slit; and an energy calibration unit that measures two characteristic X-rays in which energy is known by irradiating a surface of a standard sample generating the two characteristic X-rays with the excitation ray from the excitation source, and calibrates the energy of the characteristic X-ray detected by each detection element of the X-ray linear sensor based on the measured energies of the two characteristic X-rays.
Abstract: An electroconductive substrate, including: a base material; a foundation layer disposed on the base material; a trench formation layer disposed on the foundation layer, and an electroconductive pattern layer including metal plating. A trench including a bottom surface to which the foundation layer is exposed, is formed. The trench is filled with the electroconductive pattern layer. The foundation layer includes a mixed region which is formed from a surface of the foundation layer on the electroconductive pattern layer side towards the inside thereof, and contains metal particles which contain a metal configuring the electroconductive pattern layer, and enter the foundation layer.
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.
Abstract: A feed additive composition includes a protective agent, lecithin, an acidic or neutral amino acid, and water. A method of producing a feed additive composition includes preparing a molten mixture of a protective agent, lecithin, and an acidic or neutral amino acid, and immersing the molten mixture in water or an aqueous liquid to obtain a solidified mixture. Feed additives may be obtained by such method. The protective agent may include a hydrogenated vegetable oil or hydrogenated animal oil having a melting point of higher than 50° C. and lower than 90° C.
Abstract: A flexible gear coupling includes two external gears and two internal gears meshing with the respective two external gears. A tooth root crowning radius of each external gear is smaller than a tooth tip crowning radius of the external gear. The external gear is formed such that a reference tooth height that is a tooth height at a tooth width direction middle position is smaller than an end tooth height that is a tooth height at a tooth width direction end position. A ratio of the end tooth height to the reference tooth height is set to 1.21 or more, and/or a ratio Rc/Rb of the tooth root crowning radius to the tooth tip crowning radius is set to 0.37 or less.
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.
Abstract: A non-transitory storage medium storing instructions readable by an information processing apparatus. When executed by the computer, the instructions cause the information processing apparatus to perform: executing an obtaining processing for obtaining a URL; executing a determining processing for determining whether the number of characters of a first URL obtained in the obtaining processing is less than a threshold value; and executing a creating processing in which: in a case where the number of the characters of the first URL is less than the threshold value, the information processing apparatus creates a first two-dimensional code storing the first URL; and in a case where the number of the characters of the first URL is greater than or equal to the threshold value, the information processing apparatus creates a second two-dimensional code storing a second URL associated with the first URL and having less characters than the first URL.
Abstract: Provided is a core-sheath composite fiber which is easily moldable into a composite material or the like and is also excellent in strength. The core-sheath composite fiber comprises a core member containing polyamide and a sheath member containing modified polyethylene, and the core member has a melting point higher by at least 170° C. than a melting point of the sheath member.
Abstract: A light emitting element includes: a laminated structure 20 obtained by laminating a first compound semiconductor layer 21, an active layer 23, and a second compound semiconductor layer 22; a first light reflecting layer 41 disposed on a first surface side of the first compound semiconductor layer 21; a second light reflecting layer 42 disposed on a second surface side of the second compound semiconductor layer 22; and light convergence/divergence changing means 50. The first light reflecting layer 41 is formed on a concave mirror portion 43. The second light reflecting layer 42 has a flat shape. When light generated in the active layer 23 is emitted to the outside, a light convergence/divergence state before the light is incident on the light convergence/divergence changing means 50 is different from a light convergence/divergence state after the light passes through the light convergence/divergence changing means 50.
Abstract: A sound generator for a vehicle includes a sounder, a housing surrounding the sounder, a connector unit, a connecting terminal. The sounder includes a diaphragm, a voice coil connected to the diaphragm, and a lead wire extending from the voice coil. The connector unit includes an opening facing toward outside the housing. A vehicle connector is configured to be mounted on the connector unit to electrically connect the connector unit with a device in the vehicle. The connecting terminal is located to protrude inward the housing from the opening of the connector unit. The lead wire extending from the voice coil is directly connected to the connecting terminal in the housing.
Abstract: The purpose is to provide a device, method and program for tactile information conversion, and an element arrangement structure for presenting a plurality of types of stimuli that are capable of presenting a plurality of types of stimuli at one point in a concentrated manner from different points. One of the features is to determine a first stimulation point at which a first type of tactile stimulus is generated or generate the first type of tactile stimulus at the first stimulation point via the output unit and output tactile information for generating a second type of tactile stimulus via the output unit to the output unit at a second stimulation point separated within a temporally and/or spatially predetermined threshold value from the first stimulation point of the first type of tactile stimulus that has been determined or generated by a first stimulation unit.
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.
Abstract: A printing apparatus according to an embodiment of this invention brings, out of a cleaning unit that cleans a transfer member in contact with a transfer member and an application unit that applies a reactive liquid with ink to the transfer member, the cleaning unit into contact with the transfer member to clean the transfer member by the cleaning unit at the start of the printing operation. Alternatively, out of the application unit and an absorbing unit that absorbs a liquid component from the reactive liquid applied by the application unit in contact with the transfer member, the printing apparatus brings the application unit into contact with the transfer member to apply the reactive liquid by the application unit.
Abstract: An imaging device (10) is configured by being provided with an image pickup element (40) where an imaging surface (41) having a concave surface facing an object side is formed, an imaging optical system (20) which forms an image on the imaging surface (41) in a range smaller than the imaging surface (41), and an oscillating drive section (30) which oscillating-drives the imaging optical system (20) so that a direction of an optical axis Z of the imaging optical system changes. The imaging element (40) captures a first formed by the imaging optical system (20) with a direction of the optical axis Z set to a first direction and a 2nd formed by the imaging optical system (20) with a direction of the optical axis Z set to a 2nd direction, in different regions in the imaging surfaces (41).
Abstract: An annular member is disposed to surround a pedestal for receiving a substrate in a plasma processing apparatus. The annular member contains quartz and silicon. A content percentage of the silicon in the quartz and the silicon is 2.5% or more and 10% and less by weight.
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.
Abstract: The negative electrode active material has a core portion containing at least one of silicon, tin, or germanium and a covering portion covering at least a part of a surface of the core portion and the covering portion contains a phosphoric acid-containing compound.
Abstract: A safety device is provided to prevent danger caused by collisions between a moving part of an automatic device and a detection target, and includes a collision detection member, detecting approach or contact of the moving part and the detection target; a moving part control device, accelerating, decelerating or stopping movements of the moving part based on a detection signal from the collision detection member; a dangerous state detection member, setting a danger region where the moving part and the detection target can collide, and detecting whether the moving part or the detection target is located in the danger region; and a collision detection control device, enabling or disabling, based on the detection signal from the dangerous state detection member, the detections of the approach or contact of the moving part and the detection target by the collision detection member.
Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes circuitry, a reader, and an exposure device that drives lighting elements aligned in a main scanning direction to form a first test image. The circuitry acquires density of first sub-areas, into which the first test image is divided in the main scanning direction, and calculates first correction data based on density of each of the first sub-areas and average density of the first sub-areas, to correct light amounts of the lighting elements. The exposure device forms a second test image with the light amounts corrected. The circuitry acquires density of second sub-areas, into which the second test image is divided in the main scanning direction, and calculates second correction data based on density of a second sub-area adjacent to each of the second sub-areas, to further correct the light amounts. The second sub-areas are differently located from the first sub-areas in the main scanning direction.