Takahiro 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: An object of one embodiment of the present invention is to accurately derive an inclination of a line image sensor. One embodiment of the present invention is an image reading apparatus including: a line image sensor in which reading elements for reading an image are arrayed in a predetermined direction; a first derivation unit configured to, based on read data acquired by reading a chart on which a plurality of dot patterns is printed with the line image sensor, derive coordinates of each of the plurality of dot patterns; a second derivation unit configured to derive an inclination angle of the line image sensor based on the coordinates derived by the first derivation unit; and a first calculation unit configured to calculate a first correction value for correcting the inclination of the line image sensor based on the inclination angle derived by the second derivation unit.
Abstract: A method for producing a fluoropolymer of the invention which includes polymerizing a fluoromonomer in an aqueous medium in the presence of a surfactant to provide a fluoropolymer. The surfactant includes at least one selected from the group consisting of a surfactant represented by R1a—CO—R2a—CO—R3a-Aa and a surfactant represented by R1b—CO—(CR2b2)n—(OR3b)p—(CR4b2)q-L-Ab.
Abstract: A negative electrode and a secondary battery including the negative electrode are provided. A plurality of projections and depressions are provided in a negative electrode active material layer and a negative electrode current collector. The plurality of projections and depressions in the negative electrode active material layer absorb expansion of the negative electrode active material and suppress deformation thereof. The plurality of projections and depressions in the negative electrode current collector suppress deformation of the negative electrode current collector caused by expansion and contraction of the negative electrode active material.
June 10, 2019
Date of Patent:
April 13, 2021
Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
Abstract: A wire harness includes a first circuit group and a second circuit group. The first circuit group has one end connected to a first connector and another end connected to a second connector. The second circuit group has one end connected to the first connector and another end connected to a third connector. The second circuit group branches from the first circuit group at a position of the second connector or at a position of a connection target connected by the second connector.
June 26, 2018
Date of Patent:
April 13, 2021
AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD., TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
Abstract: The present invention provides technology that updates a map such that appropriate guidance can be provided near an intersection. A map data update system updates map data on a link-by-link basis and includes a link acquisition portion that acquires an existing link which is a link indicated by existing map data and a new link which is a link indicated by new map data, and a link update portion that updates the existing link with the new link based on a shape of a portion of the existing link connected to an intersection and a shape of a portion of the new link corresponding to the existing link, the portion being connected to the intersection.
Abstract: A fall risk evaluation method in a fall risk evaluation device that evaluates a fall risk based on a walking motion of a subject includes: acquiring walking data related to walking of the subject; detecting, from the walking data, at least one walking parameter of a vertical displacement of a waist of the subject in a stance phase of one leg of the subject, a vertical displacement of the waist of the subject in a swing phase of the one leg, an angle of a knee joint of the one leg in the stance phase, and an angle of an ankle joint of one foot in the swing phase; and determining a fall risk of the subject by using at least one walking parameter.
Abstract: A method of obtaining a quantum efficiency distribution in a predetermined sample surface, including: irradiating a reference material with excitation light belonging to a first wavelength range; obtaining the reference material's image, which includes a first channel for the first wavelength range and a second channel for a second wavelength range, the first and the second channel's irradiation luminance value in each pixel; irradiating the predetermined sample surface with the excitation light; obtaining the first and the second channel's measurement luminance value in each pixel of the image of the predetermined surface; calculating an absorption luminance value from a difference between the first channel's irradiation luminance value and measurement luminance value; calculating a fluorescence luminance value from difference between the second channel's irradiation luminance value and measurement luminance value; calculating quantum efficiency of each pixel based on the values; and obtaining quantum effici
Abstract: A sarcopenia evaluation method in a sarcopenia evaluation device that evaluates sarcopenia based on a walking motion of a subject includes: acquiring walking data related to walking of the subject; detecting, from the walking data, at least one walking parameter of an angle of a knee joint of one leg in a stance phase of the one leg of the subject, an angle of the knee joint of the one leg in a swing phase of the one leg, a vertical displacement of a toe of one foot in the stance phase, a vertical displacement of the toe of the one foot in the swing phase, an angle of an ankle joint of the one foot in the stance phase, and an angle of the ankle joint of the one foot in the swing phase; and determining whether or not the subject has sarcopenia using at least one walking parameter.
Abstract: A cognitive function evaluation method in a cognitive function evaluation device that evaluates a cognitive function based on a walking motion of a subject includes: acquiring walking data related to walking of the subject; detecting, from the walking data, at least one of an angle of an ankle joint of one foot and an angle of a knee joint of one leg of the subject; and determining a cognitive function level of the subject using at least one of the angle of the ankle joint and the angle of the knee joint.
Abstract: In an oil pan, an outer surface of an oil pan body is covered with urethane foam material. The outer surface of the oil pan body is cation treated to be a surface-treated layer, and the urethane foam material is adhered to the outer surface of the oil pan body by the surface-treated layer without any gaps therebetween. The oil pan further includes an undulating portion formed on the outer surface of the oil pan body and undulating in an inward and outward direction. The surface-treated layer is formed on the undulating portion and the urethane foam material is adhered to the undulating portion without any gaps therebetween. The undulating portion includes a bowl-shaped recess recessed into a bowl shape toward an inner side of the oil pan body and the urethane foam material is adhered to an entire inner surface of the bowl-shaped recess without any gaps therebetween.
Abstract: An element includes a loop antenna configured to include first and second metal lines on a surface of a substrate on or from which terahertz waves are incident or emitted, and a rectifying element or an oscillation element electrically connected to the first and second metal lines. The element has a facing section at which a first surface of a first end not connected to the rectifying element or the oscillation element at an end of the first metal line faces a second surface of a second end not connected to the rectifying element or the oscillation element at an end of the second metal line, a direction in which the first surface faces the second surface is a direction in which the first end extends and is a direction intersecting a direction in which the second end extends.
Abstract: The present invention provides an imprint apparatus that molds an imprint material on a shot region of a substrate by using a mold, comprising a detection unit configured to detect first light with which a first mark of the mold and a second mark of the substrate are irradiated and measure a position deviation between the first mark and the second mark, a heating unit configured to irradiate the substrate with second light for heating the substrate and deforming the shot region, and a control unit configured to control alignment between the mold and the substrate based on the position deviation, wherein a parameter of the detection unit or the heating unit is set not to detect the second light by the detection unit while the first light is detected and the substrate is irradiated with the second light.
Abstract: The present invention provides the compound, 3-[(1S,2S)-1-[5-[(4S)-2,2-Dimethyloxan-4-yl]-2-(4S)-2-(4-fluoro-3,5-dimethylphenyl)-3-[3-(4-fluoro-1-methylindazol-5-yl)-2-oxoimidazol-1-yl]-4-methyl-6,7-dihydro-4H-pyrazolo[4,3-c]pyridine-5-carbonyl]indol-1-yl]-2-methylcyclopropyl]-4H-1,2,4-oxadiazol-5-one, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt of the compound, as well as a preventative agent or a therapeutic agent for non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (Type 2 diabetes) or obesity containing such compound.
Abstract: A transistor includes a multilayer film in which an oxide semiconductor film and an oxide film are stacked, a gate electrode, and a gate insulating film. The multilayer film overlaps with the gate electrode with the gate insulating film interposed therebetween. The multilayer film has a shape having a first angle between a bottom surface of the oxide semiconductor film and a side surface of the oxide semiconductor film and a second angle between a bottom surface of the oxide film and a side surface of the oxide film. The first angle is acute and smaller than the second angle. Further, a semiconductor device including such a transistor is manufactured.
Abstract: A ferrite composition includes a main component and an accessory component. The main component includes 43.0 to 51.0 mol % of iron oxide in terms of Fe2O3, 5.0 to 15.0 mol % of copper oxide in terms of CuO, 1.0 to 24.9 mol % of zinc oxide in terms of ZnO, and a remaining part of nickel oxide. The accessory component includes 0.2 to 3.0 pts. wt. of silicon compound in terms of SiO2, 3.0 to 8.0 pts. wt. of cobalt compound in terms of Co3O4 (excluding 3.0 pts. wt.), and 0.2 to 8.0 pts. wt. of bismuth compound in terms of Bi2O3 with respect to 100 pts. wt. of the main component.
Abstract: A receiver which is configured to detect a terahertz wave incident on a first surface of a substrate, the receiver comprising: an antenna which is provided on the first surface of the substrate and is configured to receive the terahertz wave; and a through electrode which is electrically connected to the antenna and penetrates the substrate from the first surface to a second surface, the second surface being opposite to the first surface, wherein the through electrode is separated from the antenna by a distance that is 0.25 times a resonance wavelength or more.
August 20, 2019
Date of Patent:
January 19, 2021
CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
Takahiro Sato, Jun Iba, Yoshinori Tateishi
Abstract: An objective of the present invention is to provide an inkjet printing apparatus and an ink filling method capable of restraining a decrease in its availability. For that purpose, in a case where a predetermined negative pressure (determination pressure) is not reached within a predetermined time (determination time) in normal filling operation (first filling operation), it is assumed that a leakage occurs in a cap member, and second filling operation is performed.
Abstract: The present invention provides a salivator that is in a form for use in the mouth (a form for intraoral use), or in a form for use by oral administration (a form for oral administration). The salivator can be prepared by using enzymatically modified isoquercitrin, or a combination of enzyme-modified isoquercitrin and a thickening polysaccharide. The present invention further provides an additive that is useful for preparing an oral composition (a food or beverage, a pharmaceutical product for oral administration) (an additive for an oral composition) and that can impart at least one effect selected from the group consisting of a salivation-promoting effect, a deglutition-improving effect (swallowing-assisting effect), and a mastication-improving effect (chewing-assisting effect) to the oral composition. The additive can be prepared by using a combination of enzymatically modified isoquercitrin and a thickening polysaccharide.
Abstract: The present invention accurately distinguishes a soldering material less likely to oxidize. A Cu core ball has a Cu ball having a predetermined size, and a solder layer coating the Cu ball. The Cu ball provides a space between a semiconductor package and a printed circuit board. The Cu core ball has the soldering material having lightness greater than or equal to 62.5 in L*a*b* color space subsequent to a heating storage test performed for 72 hours in a temperature-controlled bath at 150° C. with a temperature of 25° C. and 40% humidity, and the soldering material, prior to the heating storage test, having lightness greater than or equal to 65 in the L*a*b* color space and yellowness less than or equal to 7.0 in the L*a*b* color space.