Patents by Inventor Tadashi Sato

Tadashi 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: 20200101879
    Abstract: A vehicle body structure of a four-wheeled vehicle includes a pair of side members (8) extending in a fore and aft direction along either side of the vehicle body, a plurality of cross members (41, 42, 43) extending laterally between the side members, and a floor panel (58) attached to an upper side of the cross members. One of the cross members (42) passes through an intersection point of diagonal lines of a rectangular formation of supporting points of the four wheels, and at least one of the seat mounts (72) is positioned on the one cross member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2019
    Publication date: April 2, 2020
    Inventors: Kazuhiro SAKAI, Tadashi SATO, Kanji KANEKO
  • Publication number: 20200088959
    Abstract: An optical multiplexer includes a polarizer, a receptacle, a rotator disposed between the polarizer and the receptacle to rotate polarization planes of a pair of linearly polarized light beams in a forward direction and a polarization plane of a light beam in an opposite direction by 45 degrees, the forward direction being from the polarizer toward the receptacle, the opposite direction being from the receptacle to the polarizer, and a birefringent prism disposed between the rotator and the receptacle to multiplex the pair of linearly polarized light beams in the forward direction and to split the light beam in the opposite direction into an ordinary ray and an extraordinary ray. The rotator and the birefringent prism are fixed to the receptacle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2017
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshiya SATO, Tadashi MURAO, Keita MOCHIZUKI
  • Publication number: 20200072249
    Abstract: A pressure booster is equipped with a pair of cylinders provided on both sides of a center unit, pistons each disposed inside the pair of cylinders, and a piston rod connecting the pistons. Each of the cylinders has a drive chamber and a booster chamber partitioned by the piston therein, and wherein the pressure booster is further equipped with a switching valve that is switched by abutting on each of the pistons, and a reset valve disposed in a fluid passage connecting a supply port to one of the pair of drive chambers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2018
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Applicant: SMC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi ASABA, Tadashi IGARASHI, Ryosuke SATO
  • Publication number: 20200066251
    Abstract: A message management unit receives and accumulates a message, wherein the message is distributed for every update, is the message data representing a latest situation of a competition, an explanation generation unit generates an explanatory text for conveying unconveyed information detected from the message, based on conveyed information, a speech synthesis unit outputs a speech converted from the explanatory text, wherein the explanation generation unit stores the unconveyed information for the explanatory text as the conveyed information, stands by until completion of completion of the speech, and initiates a procedure for generating a new explanatory text based on updated unconveyed information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2018
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Applicants: NIPPON HOSO KYOKAI, NHK Engineering System, Inc.
    Inventors: Tadashi KUMANO, Ichiro YAMADA, Atsushi IMAI, Hideki SUMIYOSHI, Yuko YAMANOUCHI, Toshihiro SHIMIZU, Nobumasa SEIYAMA, Shoei SATO, Reiko SAITO, Taro MIYAZAKI, Kiyoshi KURIHARA, Manon ICHIKI, Tohru TAKAGI
  • Publication number: 20200048728
    Abstract: The present invention enables quick cooling of steam-treated objects and thus reduces the manufacturing time of steam-treated products such as black coated steel sheets. The present invention provides a method for manufacturing steam-treated products, which involves a steam treatment step that introduces steam into a closed container (10) containing a treatment object (1) and brings the treatment object (1) into contact with the steam, and a treated object cooling step that cools the object (1) treated with steam in the steam treatment step, wherein said treated object cooling step introduces coolant gas into said closed container (10), brings said treated object (1) into contact with the coolant gas, and discharges the introduced coolant gas from said closed container (10).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Inventors: MASAKI YAMAMOTO, YOSHINOBU KURISU, TOSHIAKI SATO, TOYOHARU YASUDA, ICHIRO TAKAHASHI, HIROYUKI NAKAMIZO, TADASHI NAKANO, HIROKAZU TSUJI, TAKAHIDE HAYASHIDA, YOSHITAKA YUKURA, TSUTOMU OHTA, SHINICHI KAJIMOTO, TAKUMI UCHIYAMA, NOBORU SUZUKI, MASAHIKO TSUCHIYAMA, YUUSUKE MURAI
  • Patent number: 10559284
    Abstract: A vehicle information display control device includes: an automatic driving information obtaining unit that obtains automatic driving information including information indicating whether each of actuators of a vehicle is in a manual control mode or an automatic control mode; and a display controller that causes a display to display an image based on the automatic driving information. The display controller simultaneously displays a first image and a second image representing the manual control mode and the automatic control mode, respectively, of each of the actuators, and displays (i) the first image of an actuator in the manual control mode closer than the second image of the actuator in the manual control mode and (ii) the second image of an actuator in the automatic control mode closer than the first image of the actuator in the automatic control mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tadashi Miyahara, Mitsuo Shimotani, Satoru Inoue, Yoshio Sato, Yuki Sakai, Yuji Karita
  • Publication number: 20200041960
    Abstract: An escape lever suppresses energy loss and provides strong resistance to external shocks. An escape lever has a pallet fork; a pallet formed in unison with the pallet fork for engaging the escape wheel; and a pallet staff that is a pivot of the pallet fork and passes through the pallet fork. The pallet has a locking surface that the locking corner of the escape wheel contacts in the unlocking period when the escape wheel is released by the pallet and freed to move. The locking surface is shaped so that the draw angle formed by a normal to the contact point with the locking corner of the escape wheel, and a line through the contact point and the axis of the pallet staff, remains constant during the unlocking period.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2019
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Inventor: Tadashi SATO
  • Publication number: 20190389414
    Abstract: A seat device for a vehicle includes a seat for supporting a lower body of a vehicle occupant, and a backrest for supporting an upper body of the occupant. The seat device further includes an arresting portion that is stored in a storage position disposed in the seat. The arresting portion is configured to be deployed from the storage position and restrain a part of the lower body of the occupant from moving forward in the event of a collision of the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2019
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Inventors: Yasushi MASUDA, Shigeyuki SUZUKI, Shigemi MASE, Hiroaki YAMADA, Tadashi YAMADA, Yuji SATO, Kenichi FUKURONO, Keisaku YOKOI, Takafumi NAKANISHI, Takenori OZAKI
  • Patent number: 10511955
    Abstract: Provided is an information processing apparatus including a determination unit which determines whether a first wireless communication apparatus for which a connection right to connect to a predetermined network using wireless communication has not been set satisfies a predetermined condition for connecting to the network and performing predetermined communication processing. When the predetermined condition is satisfied, the first wireless communication apparatus performs the communication processing using the connection right set for the first wireless communication apparatus through transfer of the connection right from a second wireless communication apparatus for which the connection right has been set to the first wireless communication apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Katsutoshi Itoh, Masanori Sato, Shinji Takae, Tadashi Ehara
  • Publication number: 20190375258
    Abstract: This amphibious vehicle is provided with a body (11), a traveling device (12) that causes the body (11) to travel on land, a sailing device (13) that causes the body (11) to sail on water, a front flap (31) of which the distal end is inclined upward and the proximal end is rotatably supported by a horizontal shaft (34) on the front end of the body (11), a hydraulic damper (32) serving as a damping member that damps displacement of the front flap (31) relative to the body (11), and a compression coil spring (33) serving as a restoring member that restores the position of the front flap (31) relative to the body (11).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2018
    Publication date: December 12, 2019
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshito ANDO, Satoru ISHIKAWA, Tadashi SUGIMURA, Takashi MATSUNAGA, Shinichi SATO, Tetsuya MIYAMOTO
  • Patent number: 10464553
    Abstract: A driving assistance device includes a driving operation pattern storage in which a predetermined driving operation pattern is stored, an automatic driving controller configured to perform automatic driving of a vehicle in accordance with the driving operation pattern, a notification sequence storage configured to store a notification sequence corresponding to the driving operation pattern, and a notification processor configured to perform notification to a driver of the vehicle in accordance with the notification sequence. The notification sequence storage stores a plurality of notification sequences different in detail level for one driving operation pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tadashi Miyahara, Mitsuo Shimotani, Satoru Inoue, Yuki Sakai, Yuji Karita, Junichi Kimura, Yoshio Sato
  • Publication number: 20190299906
    Abstract: An airbag device for a steering wheel includes: an inflator for supplying an inflation gas to a folded airbag, the inflator including: a main body having a gas discharge portion on an upper portion side; and a flange portion provided on an outer peripheral surface of the main body which is the outer peripheral surface located further on a lower side than the gas discharge port; an attachment base holding the inflator by making the flange portion be attached to the attachment base; fastening members arranged at a plurality positions in a lower surface side around the inflator and mounted on the steering wheel main body by the fastening members. Each of the fastening members is disposed such that at least a part of the fastening member is disposed so as to vertically overlap the flange portion in a lower side of the flange portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2019
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Inventors: Tsutomu ISHII, Tadashi YAMADA, Yuji SATO, Koji KAWAMURA
  • Publication number: 20190297202
    Abstract: An information processing system includes a first display control unit and a second display control unit. The first display control unit displays, on a display unit, a button on which a setting value of a program is displayed. The second display control unit starts up the program when the button is pressed and, in accordance with the started program, displays, on the display unit, a setting screen that corresponds to the button being pressed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2019
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Inventors: Makoto SASAKI, Tadashi Sato, Fumiyoshi Kittaka
  • Publication number: 20190293264
    Abstract: An LED lighting device 10 includes: a substrate 15 formed in an elongated shape; a first reflector 11 formed in a single rail shape on the surface of the substrate 15; plural LED elements 16 (16a and 16b) arranged in rows at positions on both sides of the first reflector 11 on the surface of the substrate 15; and a pair of rail-shaped second reflectors 12 (12a and 12b) formed on the surface of the substrate 15 in such a manner that the LED elements 16 (16a and 16b) and the first reflector 11 are interposed between the pair of second reflectors 12a and 12b.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2019
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Inventors: Yuuji OOHATA, Tadashi WATANOBE, Setsu SATO
  • Patent number: 10402130
    Abstract: A printing system includes an image forming apparatus that accepts a printing instruction from a mobile terminal, sends an inquiry to a server as to whether a printing reservation corresponding to the accepted printing instruction is managed by the server, and transmits connection information to the mobile terminal if the printing reservation is managed by the server. The image forming apparatus obtains printing data corresponding to the printing instruction from the mobile terminal set in the connected state, executes printing processing using the obtained printing data, and sets communication with the mobile terminal to an unconnected state after execution of the printing processing is complete. If the printing reservation corresponding to the accepted printing instruction is not managed by the server, the printing instruction accepted from the mobile terminal is rejected and the connection information is not transmitted to the mobile terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masayoshi Takahashi, Kazuhiko Okazawa, Shigeru Kameyama, Hisashi Enomoto, Tadashi Fukumuro, Yukio Numakami, Ryosuke Sato
  • Publication number: 20190267370
    Abstract: A semiconductor device is preferably excellent in characteristics such as a loss characteristic. Provided is a semiconductor device including a semiconductor substrate, including an upper-surface electrode provided on an upper surface of the semiconductor substrate; an lower-surface electrode provided on a lower surface of the semiconductor substrate; a transistor portion provided in the semiconductor substrate and connected to the upper-surface electrode and the lower-surface electrode; a first diode portion provided in the semiconductor substrate and connected to the upper-surface electrode and the lower-surface electrode; and a second diode portion provided in the semiconductor substrate and connected to the upper-surface electrode and the lower-surface electrode, wherein the first diode portion and the second diode portion have different resistivities in a depth direction of the semiconductor substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Inventors: Shigeki SATO, Seiji MOMOTA, Tadashi MIYASAKA
  • Patent number: 10375256
    Abstract: An information processing system includes a first display control unit and a second display control unit. The first display control unit displays, on a display unit, a button on which a setting value of a program is displayed. The second display control unit starts up the program when the button is pressed and, in accordance with the started program, displays, on the display unit, a setting screen that corresponds to the button being pressed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Makoto Sasaki, Tadashi Sato, Fumiyoshi Kittaka
  • Patent number: D872780
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Sumitomo Electric Hardmetal Corp.
    Inventors: Takeshi Sato, Tadashi Yamaguchi, Shinichiro Yurugi
  • Patent number: D879846
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Sumitomo Electric Hardmetal Corp.
    Inventors: Takeshi Sato, Tadashi Yamaguchi, Shinichiro Yurugi
  • Patent number: D879847
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Sumitomo Electric Hardmetal Corp.
    Inventors: Takeshi Sato, Tadashi Yamaguchi, Shinichiro Yurugi