Takuya 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: Provided is a method for easily producing an oxidized carbon black aqueous dispersion that can highly remove multivalent metal ions and exhibit excellent dispersion stability. A method for producing an oxidized carbon black aqueous dispersion by successively performing on an aqueous slurry of oxidized carbon black having one or more anionic functional groups on a surface thereof a neutralization step of mixing an alkali metal hydroxide and performing heating/neutralization in the presence of one or more selected from a water-soluble chelating agent and a salt thereof or after mixing an alkali metal hydroxide and performing heating/neutralization, mixing one or more selected from a water-soluble chelating agent and a salt thereof and a separation and removal step of separating and removing a multivalent metal ion chelate complex from a mixed solution obtained at the neutralization step using a separation membrane.
Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an information processing device and an information processing method, which are capable of acquiring accurate information associated with a desired target which is pointed by a user. The information processing device includes an indication target detection unit that detects an indication target that is pointed by an indicating object. An information generation unit generates explanatory information that includes content information indicating visually recognizable content of the indication target and additive information indicating visually recognizable characteristics associated with the indication target. An output control unit controls output of a voice of the explanatory information.
Abstract: During a normal operation, a refrigeration cycle device is switched to a refrigerant circuit in which heat contained in a high-pressure refrigerant flowing out of an interior radiator is stored in a heat storage member. When frost is formed on an evaporator, the refrigeration cycle device is switched to another refrigerant circuit in which the exterior heat exchanger is heated and defrosted using heat stored in the heat storage member as a heat source. The heat storage member uses a material formed by adding W (tungsten) as an additive to VO2 (vanadium dioxide) which is a transition metal oxide having a property of a phase transition between a metal and an insulator. The heat storage member effectively stores or dissipates heat depending on a temperature zone of the refrigerant, thereby suppressing an increase in energy consumption of a compressor.
Abstract: There is provided an information processing apparatus, an information processing method, and a program that provide a mechanism with which the display location of the operation object is able to be operated with a sensation of displacing an actual object. The information processing apparatus includes: a display control unit that controls display of an operation object for a device to be operated; and a reference control unit that controls a reference of a location at which the operation object is displayed such that the operation object is able to be visually recognized, on the basis of a predetermined operation performed to the operation object by an operation subject of the device to be operated.
Abstract: Provided is a method of manufacturing a soft magnetic dust core. The method includes: preparing coated powder including amorphous powder made of an Fe-B-Si-P-C-Cu-based alloy, an Fe-B-P-C-Cu-based alloy, an Fe-B-Si-P-Cu-based alloy, or an Fe-B-P-Cu-based alloy, with a first initial crystallization temperature Tx1 and a second initial crystallization temperature Tx2; and a coating formed on a surface of particles of the amorphous powder; applying a compacting pressure to the coated powder or a mixture of the coated powder and the amorphous powder at a temperature equal to or lower than Tx1?100 K; and heating to a maximum end-point temperature equal to or higher than Tx1?50 K and lower than Tx2 with the compacting pressure being applied.
October 21, 2020
February 4, 2021
JFE STEEL CORPORATION, JFE PRECISION CORPORATION, TOKIN CORPORATION, NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ADVANCED INDUSTRIAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
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 surface-coated cutting tool includes: a tool body formed of a tungsten carbide-based cemented carbide; a lower layer and an upper layer provided on the tool body. The lower layer is formed of a W layer. A metal carbide layer is formed directly on the W layer. A metal carbonitride layer is formed directly on the metal carbide layer. The upper layer has an alternately laminated structure of A layer and B layer. The A layer is formed of an (Al, Ti)N layer represented by (AlxTi1-x)N (where x is an atomic ratio and satisfies 0.40?x?0.70). The B layer is formed of an (Al, Ti, Cr, Si, Y)N layer represented by (Al1-a-b-c-dTiaCrbSicYd)N (where a, b, c, and d are atomic ratios and satisfy 0?a?0.40, 0.05?b?0.40, 0?c?0.20, and 0.01?d?0.10).
Abstract: Monitoring a process on an Internet of Things (IoT) device is performed by receiving, by the IoT device, a network data transfer from an external device; and receiving, by the IoT device, meta-information of the network data transfer. The meta-information can be generated, based on the network data transfer, by a network monitoring device. Additionally, the IoT device detects a file storing data of the network data transfer based on the meta-information. Further, the IoT device monitors a process relating to the detected file on the IoT device.
February 14, 2019
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January 12, 2021
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
Abstract: The present invention is directed to a surface-coated cubic boron nitride sintered material tool including a cBN substrate and a hard coating layer formed on a surface of the cBN substrate and having an alternate laminated structure of A layer and B layer. The cBN substrate (sintered material) includes: a Ti compound, WC, AlN, TiB2, Al2O3, and cBN. The A layer has a composition of (Ti1-xAlx)N (0.4?x?0.7 in terms of atomic ratio). The B layer has a composition of (Cr1-y-zAlyMz)N (0.03?y?0.4 and 0?z?0.05 in terms of atomic ratio). A plastic deformation work ratio of the B layer is 0.35 to 0.50.
Abstract: A vehicle seat slide apparatus includes: a lower rail; an upper rail movably mounted on the lower rail and configured to support a seat; an annular-shaped lock spring attached to the upper rail; and an unlocking member attached to the upper rail, wherein: the lock spring has a lock portion configured to engage the lower rail to restrict upper rail movement; the unlocking member is configured to release movement restriction of the upper rail by displacing the lock spring to release an engagement state between the lock spring and the lower rail, is disposed inside the lock spring in both longitudinal and width directions of the upper rail, and includes a rotating portion and a pressing portion; the rotating portion is made of one flat plate material, and is configured to rotate; and the pressing portion is configured to be connected to the rotating portion and press the lock spring.
Abstract: The present invention provides a protein having pentosidine oxidase activity, a method for measuring pentosidine comprising: contacting the protein with a specimen; and detecting a change caused by the contact, and the like.
Abstract: Provided is a mechanism allowing improvement of the degree of freedom in production when multiple users collaboratively produce a music track via a network. An information processing apparatus includes a control unit configured to receive multitrack data containing multiple pieces of track data generated by different users, edit the multitrack data, and transmit the edited multitrack data.
Abstract: A server device includes: a request receiving section configured to receive a request to obtain a content from a user; a request retaining section configured to retain the request to obtain the content in association with an account of the user; a sign-in managing section configured to permit the user to sign in from a terminal device by using the account of the user; and a transmission control section configured to give an instruction to transmit the content requested to be obtained to the terminal device. The transmission control section decides to transmit the content to the terminal device in a case where the signed-in user satisfies a predetermined condition in relation to the terminal device.
Abstract: The present invention provides a compound having the basic structure shown by Formula (I) in which the indole ring and the pyrazolopyridine structure is bound through a substituent, a salt thereof or a solvate of either the compound or a 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, salt or solvate as an active ingredient.
Abstract: A semiconductor memory device includes a first memory cell, a second memory cell above the first memory cell, a first word line electrically connected to a gate of the first memory cell, a second word line electrically connected to a gate of the second memory cell, and a control unit that performs an erasing operation on the first and second memory cells. During the erasing operation, the control unit applies a first voltage to a first word line and a second voltage higher than the first voltage to a second word line.
Abstract: There is provided a liquid ejecting apparatus including: a print head having an ejection opening surface on which an ejection opening array for ejecting a liquid is provided in a first direction; a cap unit for protecting the ejection opening array; a moving unit configured to relatively move the print head and the cap unit; a first positioning portion for locating the print head and the cap unit in a first relative position where the print head and the cap unit come into contact with each other; and a second positioning portion for locating the print head and the cap unit in a second relative position where the print head and the cap unit come into contact with each other, the second relative position being different from the first relative position.
Abstract: Instead of insert molding a mold member with a resin case to integrate it, a filler is filled into a first opening formed in the resin case while the mold member is disposed therein, whereby integration is performed. This makes it possible to suppress peeling between the mold member and the resin case due to a thermal cycle, and also makes it possible to suppress leakage of a measurement medium to the outside through a gap between the mold member and the resin case.
Abstract: An optical module includes a photoelectric converter configured to receive an optical signal having an intensity that changes at one of a first frequency or a second frequency that is higher than the first frequency, and convert the optical signal into a current signal corresponding to the intensity of the optical signal; a signal processor configured to acquire, when the optical signal has the intensity that changes at the first frequency, wavelength information set on a transmitting side based on a ratio between a plurality of signal intensities included in the current signal relating to the optical signal having the intensity that changes at the first frequency; and a decoder configured to generate, when the optical signal has the intensity that changes at the second frequency, communication data from the current signal relating to the optical signal having the intensity that changes at the second frequency.
March 27, 2020
October 8, 2020
Koki SATO, Masaaki FURUKAWA, Keiichi MURAKAMI, Takuya SATO
Abstract: A joined body includes: a thin plate including through holes; first members each including: a base portion and a protruding portion inserted into one of the through holes; and a second member placed oppositely to the base portion via the thin plate and made of a material that is of a same kind as a material of the first members. The thin plate is made of a material having a specific gravity smaller than the materials of the first and the second members. The second member and an end portion of the protruding portion are connected together by melt-solidification. A post-joining hardness difference in a range of 30% along a direction orthogonal to a joint interface between the second member and the protruding portion, the range being centered on the joint interface, is equal to or less than 90% of a pre-joining hardness difference.
Abstract: Provided is an information processing device and an information processing method which are capable of simply correcting an indication position in an image which corresponds to a position that is pointed in a three-dimensional space. The information processing device includes an indication position detection unit that detects a spatial indication position that is a position pointed by an indicating object in a three-dimensional space and an indication position correction unit that corrects an image indication position that is an indication position in an image which corresponds to the spatial indication position on the basis of a user voice that is a voice spoken by a user. The present technology is applicable, for example, to a head mount display (HMD) using virtual reality (VR).