Patents by Inventor Takao Kato

Takao Kato 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: 20190301563
    Abstract: A rotary inertia mass damper of a damper device is configured to include a planetary gear that includes a driven member with outer teeth, first and second input plate member as a carrier which rotatably supports a plurality of pinion gears, and a ring gear that meshes with the plurality of pinion gears and works as the mass body. The outer teeth of the driven member are arranged to be disposed outside first and second springs in a radial direction of the damper device. The driven member, the plurality of pinion gears and the ring gear are arranged to at least partially overlap with the first and second springs as viewed in the radial direction. A motion of the ring gear in the axial direction is restricted by the plurality of pinion gears.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2019
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Applicants: AISIN AW INDUSTRIES CO., LTD, AISIN AW CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takuya YOSHIKAWA, Aki OGAWA, Akiyoshi KATO, Ryosuke OTSUKA, Yoshihiro INOUE, Yoshihiro TAKIKAWA, Hiroki NAGAI, Masaki WAJIMA, Takao SAKAMOTO, Kazuhiro ITOU
  • Patent number: 10393688
    Abstract: A sensor device includes a first electrode, a second electrode, and a functional element. The first electrode includes a porous body having holes in at least the vicinity of a surface of the first electrode, and includes a first metallic material in which either a first passivation film is formed on the surface or the first passivation film present on the surface is lost. The second electrode spaced apart from the first electrode includes a porous body having holes in at least the vicinity of a surface of the second electrode. The functional element is configured to measure a difference in electric potential between the first and second electrodes. A porosity of the first electrode and a porosity of the second electrode are different from each other. The sensor device is configured to measure a state of a site to be measured based on the difference in electric potential.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Juri Kato, Takao Miyazawa
  • Publication number: 20190255483
    Abstract: Provided are: a wet desulfurization apparatus 13 which removes sulfur oxides in flue gas 12A from a boiler 11; a mist collection/agglomeration apparatus 14 which is provided on a downstream side of the desulfurization apparatus 13 and forms agglomerated SO3 mist by causing particles of SO3 mist contained in flue gas 12B from the wet desulfurization apparatus 13 to be bonded together and have bloated particle sizes; a CO2 recovery apparatus 18 constituted by a CO2 absorption tower 16 having a CO2 absorption unit 16A which removes CO2 contained in flue gas 12D by being brought into contact with a CO2 absorbent and an absorbent regeneration tower 17 which recovers CO2 by releasing CO2 from the CO2 absorbent having absorbed CO2 and regenerates the CO2 absorbent; and a mist collection unit 16C which collects CO2 absorbent bloated mist bloated by the CO2 absorbent being absorbed by the agglomerated SO3 mist in the CO2 absorption unit 16A.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2019
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Applicants: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES ENGINEERING, LTD., MITSUBISHI HITACHI POWER SYSTEMS ENVIRONMENTAL SOLUTIONS, LTD.
    Inventors: Takuya Hirata, Hiromitsu Nagayasu, Yasutoshi Ueda, Tomoki Noborisato, Takao Tanaka, Masaya Kato
  • Publication number: 20190225577
    Abstract: A compound represented by formula (I) or a salt thereof. In formula (I), R1 and R4 each independently represent a hydrogen atom, or an unsubstituted or substituted C1 to C6 alkyl group or the like. R2 represents a hydrogen atom, or an unsubstituted or substituted C1 to C6 alkyl group or the like. R3 represents an unsubstituted or substituted C1 to C6 alkyl group or the like. R5 represents a C1 to C6 haloalkyl group or the like. G represents an oxygen atom or a sulfur atom. R6 and R7 each independently represent a hydrogen atom, or an unsubstituted or substituted C1 to C6 alkyl group or the like. n represents 0 or 1. R8 and R9 each independently represent a hydrogen atom, or an unsubstituted or substituted C1 to C6 alkyl group. Ar represents an unsubstituted or substituted C6 to C10 aryl group or the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2017
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Applicant: Nippon Soda Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jun TAKAHASHI, Tetsuro KATO, Takao IWASA
  • Publication number: 20190210235
    Abstract: A drilling apparatus has a work robot mounting a drilling blade and moving inside a main pipe and a photodetector for detecting the contour of an opening image formed on the inner surface of a pipe lining material by illumination light. The opening image is scanned, and a two-dimensional image corresponding to the opening image is generated based on the contour points P0 to P8 detected by the photodetector for display on a display unit. The amount of positional deviation between the center of the two-dimensional image on the display unit and the axial center C of the rotary shaft of the drilling blade is calculated, and the pipe lining material is drilled by moving the drilling blade by the amount of positional deviation in a direction in which the positional deviation is eliminated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2017
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Inventors: Takao KAMIYAMA, Takashi KATO
  • Publication number: 20190214566
    Abstract: A polymer material includes a structural unit represented by Chemical Formula 1 ?X—Y? ??Chemical Formula 1 wherein, in Chemical Formula 1, X and Y are as defined herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2019
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Inventors: Fujiyama TAKAHIRO, Fumiaki KATO, Takao MOTOYAMA, Yusaku KONISHI, Mitsunori ITO, Furuta KEIGO
  • Patent number: 10340442
    Abstract: A magnetoresistive element according to an embodiment includes: a first magnetic layer; a second magnetic layer; and a first nonmagnetic layer disposed between the first magnetic layer and the second magnetic layer, wherein the second magnetic layer includes a magnetic material containing at least one element selected from a first group consisting of Mn, Fe, Co, and Ni; at least one element selected from a second group consisting of Ru, Rh, Pd, Ag, Os, Ir, Pt, and Au; and at least one element selected from a third group consisting of Eu, Gd, Tb, Dy, Ho, Er, Tm, Yb, and Lu.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Naoki Hase, Takao Ochiai, Tadaomi Daibou, Yushi Kato, Shumpei Omine, Junichi Ito
  • Patent number: 10332824
    Abstract: A lead frame includes: a plurality of units each including a first lead portion and a second lead portion arranged in a first direction, wherein the units are arranged in the first direction and in a second direction perpendicular to the first direction, and the first lead portion and the second lead portion of each unit are adjacent, in the second direction, to the first lead portion and the second lead portion of an adjacent one of the units that is adjacent in the second direction; a plurality of first suspension portions; and a plurality of connecting portions. Each of the first suspension portions connects, in the second direction, the first lead portions of units that are adjacent to each other in the second direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: NICHIA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hironao Oku, Toshiyuki Hashimoto, Mitsuhiro Isono, Takao Ishihara, Takaaki Kato
  • Patent number: 10328383
    Abstract: A wet desulfurization apparatus which removes sulfur oxides in flue gas from a boiler 11 includes a mist collection/agglomeration apparatus which is provided on a downstream side of the desulfurization apparatus and forms agglomerated SO3 mist by causing particles of SO3 mist contained in flue gas 12B from the wet desulfurization apparatus to be bonded together and have bloated particle sizes; a CO2 recovery apparatus constituted by a CO2 absorption tower having a CO2 absorption unit which removes CO2 contained in flue gas by being brought into contact with a CO2 absorbent and an absorbent regeneration tower which recovers CO2 by releasing CO2 from the CO2 absorbent having absorbed CO2 and regenerates the CO2 absorbent; and a mist collection unit which collects CO2 absorbent bloated mist bloated by the CO2 absorbent being absorbed by the agglomerated SO3 mist in the CO2 absorption unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignees: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES ENGINEERING, LTD., MITSUBISHI HITACHI POWER SYSTEMS ENVIRONMENTAL SOLUTIONS, LTD.
    Inventors: Takuya Hirata, Hiromitsu Nagayasu, Yasutoshi Ueda, Tomoki Noborisato, Takao Tanaka, Masaya Kato
  • Publication number: 20190178013
    Abstract: A vehicle door outside handle device includes a through hole opening toward a vehicle rear side in a protrusion portion from a door side wall. An optical lens and an imaging element disposed in the through hole toward the vehicle rear side captures a vehicle rear side image including a vehicle side wall image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2019
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Applicant: ALPHA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takao TOYAMA, Kouichirou SUGIMOTO, So SAITO, Teruhisa KATO
  • Patent number: 10309001
    Abstract: An aluminum alloy for microporous hollow shape material use constituted by an aluminum alloy which has excellent corrosion resistance and extrudability which keeps down the content of Cu which poses a problem in intergranular corrosion resistance, which maintains the natural potential noble, which adds transition metals which do not obstruct the extrudability is provided, that is, an aluminum alloy which has a chemical composition which contains, by mass %, Fe: 0.05 to 0.20%, Si: 0.10% or less, Cu: 0.15 to 0.32%, Mn: 0.08 to 0.15%, Zr: 0.05% or less, Ti: 0.06 to 0.15%, Cr: 0.03% or less, and balance: Al and unavoidable impurities and has an amount of gas in the alloy billet of 0.25 cc/100 g or less, and a method of production of an aluminum alloy which, produces a DC cast billet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignees: NIPPON LIGHT METAL COMPANY, LTD., OKB CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shigeru Okaniwa, Meitoku Ogasawara, Takao Otaki, Yusuke Seki, Yutaka Kato
  • Publication number: 20190136804
    Abstract: A turbocharger includes a gripping unit gripping a turbine-housing side flange portion and a bearing-housing side flange portion to couple a turbine housing and a bearing housing. In a state where the turbine housing and the bearing housing are coupled by the gripping unit, an elastic force in a direction to separate the turbine-housing side flange portion and the bearing-housing side flange portion from each other is applied to each of the turbine housing and the bearing housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2016
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES ENGINE & TURBOCHARGER, LTD.
    Inventors: Daigo WATANABE, Takao YOKOYAMA, Takashi YOSHIMOTO, Chikako KATO, Keigo SAKAMOTO, Yosuke DAMMOTO
  • Patent number: 9218337
    Abstract: A text editing apparatus is disclosed, which comprises a display device; an operation device; a conversion candidate creating portion that creates at least one conversion candidate associated with a character and outputs a signal for displaying the created conversion candidate; a finally-determined character string output portion that outputs a signal for displaying the corresponding conversion candidate; and a learning portion that learns and storing character string data for the next creation of said conversion candidate at the time of an input of a learning instruction different from the time of the input of said selective final determination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2015
    Assignee: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Naoki Tanjima, Tomoki Miyashita, Takao Kato
  • Patent number: 8487829
    Abstract: A shield cover is disposed so as to be opposed to a bottom plate and electromagnetic-shields a signal processing circuit mounted on a rear surface of a circuit board. The shied cover has a ceiling portion which includes a mounter vacuumed portion disposed in a center portion of the ceiling portion and vacuumed by a vacuum nozzle of a mounter, a ring-shaped outer edge disposed from an end of the side wall portion inwardly, and a plurality of beam portions joining the mounter vacuumed portion to the outer edge. An electromagnetic shielding of the signal processing unit is carried out using both of the shield cover and the bottom plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: Mitsumi Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hisashi Takisawa, Takao Kato, Junichi Noro
  • Patent number: 8378906
    Abstract: An electrical connection structure including: a first terminal attached to an edge portion of a circuit board, and composed of a first nipping portion, a connecting portion, a second nipping portion and a leaf spring portion each formed integrally in order as a single member, wherein the connecting portion exists along a side face of the edge portion, the first and second nipping portion and the connecting portion hold the edge portion therebetween and the leaf spring portion extends from an opposite side to the side of the connecting portion of the second nipping portion so that an interior angle formed by the second nipping portion and the leaf spring portion to be an acute; and a second terminal to be electrically connected to the leaf spring portion, wherein the second terminal is pressed to the leaf spring portion into a direction of widening the interior angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: Mitsumi Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kyuichi Sato, Hiroshi Suzuki, Kenichi Kamada, Takao Kato
  • Publication number: 20130032716
    Abstract: An electron beam apparatus, in which an electron beam emitted from an electron gun having a cathode and an anode is focused and irradiated onto a sample, and secondary electrons emanated from the sample are directed into a detector, the apparatus further comprising means for optimizing irradiation of the electron beam emitted from the electron gun onto the sample, the optimizing means may be two-stage deflectors disposed in proximity to the electron gun which deflects and directs the electron beam emitted in a specific direction so as to be in alignment with the optical axis direction of the electron beam apparatus, the electron beam emitted in the specific direction being at a certain angle with respect to the optical axis due to the fact that, among the crystal orientations of said cathode, a specific crystal orientation allowing a higher level of electron beam emission out of alignment with the optical axis direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2008
    Publication date: February 7, 2013
    Applicant: Ebara Corporation
    Inventors: Mamoru Nakasuji, Takao Kato, Nobuharu Noji, Tohru Satake, Takeshi Murakami, Kenji Watanabe
  • Patent number: 8368016
    Abstract: An electron beam apparatus, in which an electron beam emitted from an electron gun having a cathode and an anode is focused and irradiated onto a sample, and secondary electrons emanated from the sample are directed into a detector, the apparatus further comprising means for optimizing irradiation of the electron beam emitted from the electron gun onto the sample, the optimizing means may be two-stage deflectors disposed in proximity to the electron gun which deflects and directs the electron beam emitted in a specific direction so as to be in alignment with the optical axis direction of the electron beam apparatus, the electron beam emitted in the specific direction being at a certain angle with respect to the optical axis due to the fact that, among the crystal orientations of said cathode, a specific crystal orientation allowing a higher level of electron beam emission out of alignment with the optical axis direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Assignee: Ebara Corporation
    Inventors: Mamoru Nakasuji, Takao Kato, Nobuharu Noji, Tohru Satake, Takeshi Murakami, Kenji Watanabe
  • Patent number: 8294519
    Abstract: A power amplifying apparatus according to an embodiment includes a first amplifying unit having a first amplifying element to amplify an input signal, a second amplifying unit having a second amplifying element to amplify an output signal from the first amplifying unit; and a bias supply unit giving bias values to the first amplifying element and the second amplifying element, respectively, the bias values causing the first amplifying element and the second amplifying element to operate in a non-linear region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Ryo Mochizuki, Takao Kato
  • Patent number: 8289548
    Abstract: A personal computer connected to a USB port of a printer through a management table managing writing on an ordinary storage region in FLASH ROM recognizes the ordinary storage region in the FLASH ROM of the printer as a removable drive which is a USB mass storage class device. Accordingly, an execution file of an application program stored in a portion of the ordinary storage region in the FLASH ROM can be read with a usual access from the personal computer, enabling the application program to be executed without being installed. When the application program is executed on the personal computer, periodic accesses are made to the ordinary storage region of the printer, and when an access fails, the application program is terminated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takao Kato, Naoki Tanjima, Motonori Tanaka
  • Patent number: D856413
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki Tanaka, Hideki Kato, Kenji Oshima, Takao Oizumi, Matt Delegate, David Keech