Patents by Inventor Takashi Sato

Takashi 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: 20190178114
    Abstract: A valve timing controller includes: a driving side rotation member synchronously rotating with a crankshaft of an internal combustion engine; a driven side rotation member contained in the driving side rotation member and rotating integrally with a cam shaft for opening and closing a valve coaxially with a rotating axis of the driving side rotation member; an electromagnetic valve displacing a relative rotation phase between the driving side and driven side rotation members by supplying a working fluid to advancing and retarding chambers defined between the driving side and driven side rotation members; an intermediate locking mechanism holding the relative rotation phase in an intermediate locking phase; a phase detection section detecting the relative rotation phase; and a control section controlling the electromagnetic valve based on a detection signal of the phase detection section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2018
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Applicant: AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takashi IWAYA, Masaaki KANEKO, Toshiki SATO, Hiroyuki AMANO
  • Publication number: 20190174083
    Abstract: A solid-state imaging device is capable of simplifying the pixel structure to reduce the pixel size and capable of suppressing the variation in the characteristics between the pixels when a plurality of output systems is provided. A unit cell includes two pixels. Upper and lower photoelectric converters and, transfer transistors and connected to the upper and lower photoelectric converters, respectively, a reset transistor, and an amplifying transistor form the two pixels. A full-face signal line is connected to the respective drains of the reset transistor and the amplifying transistor. Controlling the full-face signal line, along with transfer signal lines and a reset signal line, to read out signals realizes the simplification of the wiring in the pixel, the reduction of the pixel size, and so on.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2018
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Inventors: Takashi Abe, Nobuo Nakamura, Tomoyuki Umeda, Keiji Mabuchi, Hiroaki Fujita, Eiichi Funatsu, Hiroki Sato
  • Patent number: 10311097
    Abstract: An image retrieving apparatus is equipped with: an image obtaining unit for obtaining a plurality of images; a category obtaining unit for obtaining a category to which each of the obtained images belongs; a basic searching unit for searching a specific image including a specific object, from the obtained images; a counting unit for counting the number of the specific images for each category obtained; a determining unit for determining whether or not an additional search for the specific image is necessary for each category, based on the counted number of the specific images of each category; and an additional searching unit for searching the specific image from among the images which belong to the category for which it has been determined that the additional search is necessary and from which the searched specific image has been excluded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Atsuo Nomoto, Hiroshi Sato, Yuji Kaneda, Takashi Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10308019
    Abstract: The present invention addresses the problem of enabling a charge control-type inkjet printer to enable real-time control during an operation and to maintain optimal printing conditions while operating. This charge control-type inkjet printer is provided with: a printing head including a nozzle unit for discharging ink; a pressure reduction valve for adjusting the pressure of the ink to be supplied to the nozzle unit of the printing head; and an ink container for accommodating the ink to be supplied to the nozzle unit of the printing head, wherein an imaging unit is further provided which images an image of ink that is discharged from the nozzle unit and is in a particulate state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Hitachi Industrial Equipment Systems Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiromichi Takeyama, Masahiko Ogino, Keisuke Nagai, Takashi Sato
  • Publication number: 20190163078
    Abstract: An electrophotographic photosensitive member includes a support member, an electroconductive layer, and a photosensitive layer, in this order. The electroconductive layer contains a binder resin, electrically conductive first metal oxide particles, and second metal oxide particles. The refractive index Rb of the binder resin, the refractive index Rc of the first metal oxide particles, and the refractive index Rh of the second metal oxide particles satisfy the relationships: |Rb?Rc|?0.35 and |Rb?Rh|?0.65. The electroconductive layer has a volume resistivity of 1.0×106 ?·cm to 1.0×1013 ?·cm, and the ratio of the specific gravity of the first metal oxide particles to the specific gravity of the second metal oxide particles is 0.85 to 1.20.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2018
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Inventors: Takashi Anezaki, Taichi Sato, Atsushi Fujii
  • Patent number: 10303085
    Abstract: Provided is an electrophotographic photosensitive member capable of achieving both high leak resistance and reduction in variations in dark part potential and bright part potential due to repeated use even when CB is used for an electrically conductive layer. An electrophotographic photosensitive member including: a support, an electrically conductive layer, and a photosensitive layer, sequentially, wherein the electrically conductive layer contains a binder resin and carbon black, a number average primary particle diameter of the carbon black is 200 nm or more and 500 nm or less, an average inter-particle distance of the carbon black is 200 nm or more and 600 nm or less, a coefficient of variation of an inter-particle distance is 1.2 or less, and SF-1 of the carbon black is 150 or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Taichi Sato, Jumpei Kuno, Kenichi Kaku, Takashi Anezaki, Atsushi Fujii
  • Patent number: 10304627
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a multilayer ceramic capacitor 10 is such that: the two first base conductor films 11c, and the supplementary dielectric layer 11d, on each of both height-direction faces of the capacitive element 11?, are connected to each other based on mutual bonding of the dielectric particles contained in each of them; the two first base conductor films 11c on each of both height-direction faces of the capacitive element 11?, and the capacitive element 11?, are connected to each other based on mutual bonding of the dielectric particles contained in each of them; and the supplementary dielectric layer 11d on each of both height-direction faces of the capacitive element 11?, are the capacitive element 11?, are connected to each other based on mutual bonding of the dielectric particles contained in each of them.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: TAIYO YUDEN CO., LTD.
    Inventors: So Sato, Yoshiaki Iijima, Takashi Sasaki
  • Patent number: 10303055
    Abstract: The resist composition according to the present invention contains a compound represented by a specific formula. The compound has high heat resistance attributed to its highly aromatic skeleton, in spite of its low molecular weight, and may be used even under high temperature baking conditions. By virtue of the above configuration, the resist composition according to the present invention is excellent in heat resistance, has high solubility in a safe solvent, has high sensitivity, and can impart a good shape to a resist pattern. That is, the resist composition according to the present invention is useful as an acid amplification type non-polymer based resist material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Takashi Sato, Masatoshi Echigo
  • Publication number: 20190144012
    Abstract: The present invention provides a branching unit, the height of which can be reduced, and a vehicular system. The branching unit includes a switch equipped with a fixed electrode and a movable electrode; a first bushing conductor which is connected either to the fixed electrode or to the movable electrode; and a second bushing conductor which is connected to the other of the fixed electrode and the movable electrode. A first T-shaped cable head is connected at one end to the first bushing conductor, a second T-shaped cable head is connected to a different end part of the first T-shaped cable head from the one end, a third T-shaped cable head is connected at one end to the second bushing conductor, the first T-shaped cable head and the second T-shaped cable head are respectively connected to different circuits, and surfaces of the respective T-shaped cable heads and the switch are at a ground potential.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2017
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Applicant: Hitachi Industrial Equipment Systems Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takashi SATO, Kenji TSUCHIYA, Masato YABU, Makoto WATANABE, Yoshinori SHIMADA
  • Patent number: 10290498
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, a first alignment mark includes a first template-side mark in which a plurality of first portions are arranged with a first period, and a second template-side mark in which a plurality of second portions are arranged with a second period. A second alignment mark includes a first wafer-side mark in which a plurality of third portions are arranged with a third period, and a second wafer-side mark in which a plurality of fourth portions are arranged with a fourth period. The first wafer-side mark and the first template-side mark are configured to be overlaid with each other to constitute a first moire mark. The second wafer-side mark and the second template-side mark are configured to be overlaid with each other to constitute a second moire mark. An average period of the first moire mark and an average period of the second moire mark are different from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Toshiba Memory Corporation
    Inventors: Satoshi Mitsugi, Takeshi Suto, Takashi Sato, Yukiyasu Arisawa
  • Patent number: 10290379
    Abstract: A passive containment cooling and filtered venting system includes: an outer well; a scrubbing pool arranged in the outer well; a cooling water pool installed above the dry well and the outer well; a heat exchanger partly submerged in the cooling water; a gas supply pipe that is connected to the inlet plenum of the ruin of the heat exchanger at one end and connected to a gas phase region of the containment vessel at the other end; a condensate return pipe that is connected to the outlet plenum of the heat exchanger at one end, and connected to inside the containment vessel at other end; and a gas vent pipe that is connected to the outlet plenum of the heat exchanger at one end and is submerged in the scrubbing pool at other end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Takashi Sato, Keiji Matsumoto
  • Publication number: 20190139870
    Abstract: A semiconductor package is provided, including: a package body; and a plurality of lead terminals exposed from each of at least three side surfaces of the package body, wherein the plurality of lead terminals include: a plurality of lead terminals exposed from a first side surface, half or more of which have tips pointing in a direction along the first side surface; a plurality of lead terminals exposed from a second side surface, all of which have tips pointing in a direction along a direction orthogonal to the second side surface; and a plurality of lead terminals exposed from a third side surface, half or more of which have tips pointing in a direction along the third side surface, or all of which have tips pointing in a direction along a direction orthogonal to the third side surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2018
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: Hiroki KOGAWA, Takahiro NISHIJIMA, Takashi KATSUKI, Tadahiko SATO
  • Publication number: 20190135084
    Abstract: In a heat exchange unit, a shutter device is disposed on a vehicle front side with respect to a coolant heat exchanger to open and close a passage for traveling air directed toward the coolant heat exchanger. A blower is switchable between a first blowing state in which air flows from the vehicle front side to the vehicle rear side and a second blowing state in which air flows from the vehicle rear side to the vehicle front side. In a case where a switch that makes a vehicle travelable is in an on state, a control unit switches the blower to the second blowing state, while an open degree of the shutter device is set at a closing side from a maximum open degree of the shutter device when a temperature of the engine coolant is equal to or lower than a predetermined temperature determination value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2017
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: Go SATO, Takashi YASUDA, Koichi HARADA, Ken MUTO, Masaaki KAWAKUBO, Nobukazu KURIBAYASHI, Hiroyuki SAKANE
  • Publication number: 20190137915
    Abstract: A film for use in a fixing device includes a base layer having a cylindrical shape. An electrode portion is formed at an end part of the base layer in a longitudinal direction of the film. A heat generation portion is formed at a central part of the base layer in the longitudinal direction of the film and electrically connected to the electrode portion. The heat generation portion is formed of a conductive layer made of a same material as a material of the electrode portion. A thickness of the conductive layer is larger in the electrode portion than in the heat generation portion. A surface area of the conductive layer per unit length in the longitudinal direction of the film is larger in the electrode portion than in the heat generation portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2019
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: Takeshi Shinji, Takashi Narahara, Kazuhiro Doda, Yutaka Sato, Kohei Wakatsu
  • Publication number: 20190137913
    Abstract: In a heater according to the present invention, one of conductive lines is arranged to extend from a temperature detection element toward one end portion of a substrate in a lengthwise direction of the substrate, whereas the other the conductive line is arranged to extend from the temperature detection element toward the other end portion of the substrate in the lengthwise direction of the substrate, and at least one of the two conductive lines has an area that is inclined in both of the lengthwise direction and the widthwise direction of the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2018
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: Yusuke Jinkoma, Tomonori Sato, Atsushi Iwasaki, Takashi Nomura
  • Publication number: 20190112403
    Abstract: A process for producing a fluororesin in which a low-boiling component is reduced, by subjecting a melt-formable fluororesin to melt-kneading treatment by a twin screw extruder 10, wherein the twin screw extruder 10 has at least one melting zone, a set temperature of a most upstream first melting zone Z1 among melting zones is the melting point of the fluororesin +25 to 100° C., a vacuum degree at a vent port of the vacuum vent 14 is at most ?0.07 MPa [gage], and a melt mass-flow rate ?2 (g/10 min) of the fluororesin after the melt-kneading treatment at a specific temperature under a specific load, to a melt mass-flow rate ?1 (g/10 min) of the fluororesin before the melt-kneading treatment at the same temperature under the same specific load satisfy ?1<?2??1+14.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2018
    Publication date: April 18, 2019
    Applicant: AGC Inc.
    Inventors: Masatoshi ABE, Takashi SATO, Tomoya HOSODA, Takuya NAKAO
  • Publication number: 20190080899
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, a first alignment mark includes a first template-side mark in which a plurality of first portions are arranged with a first period, and a second template-side mark in which a plurality of second portions are arranged with a second period. A second alignment mark includes a first wafer-side mark in which a plurality of third portions are arranged with a third period, and a second wafer-side mark in which a plurality of fourth portions are arranged with a fourth period. The first wafer-side mark and the first template-side mark are configured to be overlaid with each other to constitute a first moire mark. The second wafer-side mark and the second template-side mark are configured to be overlaid with each other to constitute a second moire mark. An average period of the first moire mark and an average period of the second moire mark are different from each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2018
    Publication date: March 14, 2019
    Applicant: TOSHIBA MEMORY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Satoshi MITSUGI, Takeshi SUTO, Takashi SATO, Yukiyasu ARISAWA
  • Patent number: 10217599
    Abstract: When an emission current is changed, a decrease in brightness of an electron beam is prevented. An electron gun includes a cathode that emits thermoelectrons, a Wehnelt electrode that focuses the thermoelectrons, a control electrode that extracts the thermoelectrons from a distal end of said cathode, an anode that accelerates the thermoelectrons and irradiates a powder with the thermoelectrons as an electron beam, and an optimum condition collection controller that changes at least one of a bias voltage to be applied to the Wehnelt electrode and a control electrode voltage to be applied to the control electrode, and decides a combination of the bias voltage and the control electrode voltage at which the brightness of the electron beam reaches a peak.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH ASSOCIATION FOR FUTURE ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING
    Inventor: Takashi Sato
  • Publication number: 20190055390
    Abstract: To provide a fluorinated copolymer composition having improved impact resistance and excellent moldability without impairing the excellent heat resistance and mechanical properties inherent to a thermoplastic heat-resistant resin. This fluorinated copolymer composition comprises a thermoplastic resin A being a melt-moldable heat-resistant thermoplastic resin and a fluorinated elastomer B being a fluorinated elastic copolymer, wherein the fluorinated elastomer B is dispersed in the thermoplastic resin A, the number average particle diameter of the fluorinated elastomer B is from 1 to 300 ?m, the volume ratio of the thermoplastic resin A to the fluorinated elastomer B is from 97:3 to 55:45, and the fluorinated copolymer composition has a flexural modulus of from 1,000 to 3,700 MPa.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2018
    Publication date: February 21, 2019
    Applicant: AGC Inc.
    Inventors: Takashi Sato, Tomoya Hosoda, Tatsuya Terada, Masatoshi Abe
  • Publication number: 20190056657
    Abstract: The present invention employs a compound represented by the following formula (1) and/or a resin comprising the compound as a constituent: wherein R1 is a 2n-valent group of 1 to 60 carbon atoms or a single bond; R2 to R5 are each independently a linear, branched, or cyclic alkyl group of 1 to 10 carbon atoms, an aryl group of 6 to 10 carbon atoms, an alkenyl group of 2 to 10 carbon atoms, an alkoxy group of 1 to 30 carbon atoms, a halogen atom, a thiol group, a hydroxy group, or a group in which a hydrogen atom of a hydroxy group is replaced with an acid dissociation group, provided that at least one selected from R2 to R5 is a group in which a hydrogen atom of a hydroxy group is replaced with an acid dissociation group; m2 and m3 are each independently an integer of 0 to 8; m4 and m5 are each independently an integer of 0 to 9, provided that m2, m3, m4, and m5 are not 0 at the same time; n is an integer of 1 to 4; and p2 to p5 are each independently an integer of 0 to 2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2016
    Publication date: February 21, 2019
    Inventors: Takumi TOIDA, Youko SHIMIZU, Takashi MAKINOSHIMA, Takashi SATO, Masatoshi ECHIGO