Patents by Inventor Tatsuya Arai

Tatsuya Arai 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: 20220196172
    Abstract: An electric valve can be further miniaturized while reducing the number of manufacturing man-hours. The electric valve contains: a motor including a stator member and a rotor member that displace a valve body, and a housing for accommodating the motor. The housing is formed by joining a heat generation portion formed of a first material to a heat receiving portion formed of a second material. The light transmittance in the first material is lower than the light transmittance in the second material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2020
    Publication date: June 23, 2022
    Inventors: Tatsuya YOSHIDA, Yusuke ARAI, Satoshi UEHARA, Takeshi HOSOYA
  • Patent number: 11365137
    Abstract: Electro oxidation membrane evaporator 1 comprises sweep air handler 60; fluid tank 20 defining a fluid container; fluid contactor/separator 30; oxidation cell 40; and scrubber 80. Electro oxidation membrane evaporator 1 may allow higher percent water recovery from wastewater prior to delivering brine to a brine water recovery system and can allow O2 from air such as cabin air to continuously diffuse into the wastewater as O2 is consumed to generate oxidants, helping to eliminate the low oxidant environment at the end of the cycle that causes pH to remain high, and low pH prevents precipitates from forming for longer so more water can be evaporated from the wastewater.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: Oceaneering International, Inc.
    Inventors: Tatsuya Arai, John Fricker
  • Patent number: 11337793
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an anchor. The anchor includes a suture bridge having a proximal end and distal end. The distal end of the suture bridge has a thickness greater than a thickness of the proximal end of the suture bridge. At least two ribs extend from the proximal end of the suture bridge to a proximal end of the anchor. At least one open helical coil wraps around the at least two ribs and extends, substantially, from the proximal end of the suture bridge to the proximal end of the anchor. The at least one open helical coil defines an internal volume communicating with a region exterior to the anchor through apertures between turns of the at least one open helical coil. The at least two ribs are engagable with a grooved shaft of a driver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Tatsuya Arai, Mark Edwin Housman, Matthew Edwin Koski
  • Publication number: 20220142636
    Abstract: An assembly includes a flexible fixation member, a suture, and a delivery device. The fixation member includes a body with two terminal ends. A suture passes through the flexible fixation member at various points along a length of the body such that portions of the fixation member are slidable relative to the suture and configurable to form a cluster within a surgical site. The delivery device includes a tubular member, an elongated inserter, and a trigger. The elongated inserter is slidably disposed within the tubular member. The inserter has a forked distal end configured to receive a portion of the flexible fixation member and the suture. The trigger is finger-engagable and fixedly coupled to the proximal end of the inserter. It is configured to advance and retract the inserter relative to the tubular member. The trigger includes a retention member for retaining a proximal end portion of the suture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2022
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicant: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Geoffrey I. Karasic, Brett A. McKenzie, Steve W. Astorino, Richard M. Lunn, Matthew E. Koski, Tatsuya Arai, Mark E. Housman, Roland F. Gatturna
  • Publication number: 20220151072
    Abstract: A composite printed wiring board that allows for reflow heating for mounting electronic components using solder includes a first printed wiring board, an intermediate member, a second printed wiring board, and a bonding layer. The intermediate member is stacked on the first printed wiring board. The intermediate member has a cavity. The second printed wiring board is stacked on a surface on the opposite side to a surface opposed to the first printed wiring board in the intermediate member. The bonding layer is arranged at a bonding section between the first printed wiring board and the intermediate member and at a bonding section between the second printed wiring board and the intermediate member. The bonding layer contains high melting point metal and low melting point metal. The melting point of the bonding layer is higher than the melting point of the low melting point metal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2020
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Takamichi KONO, Hitoshi ARAI, Tatsuya SAKAMOTO
  • Publication number: 20220110623
    Abstract: An assembly includes a flexible fixation member, a suture, and a delivery device. The fixation member includes a body with two terminal ends. A suture passes through the flexible fixation member at various points along a length of the body such that portions of the fixation member are slidable relative to the suture and configurable to form a cluster within a surgical site. The delivery device includes a tubular member, an elongated inserter, and a trigger. The elongated inserter is slidably disposed within the tubular member. The inserter has a forked distal end configured to receive a portion of the flexible fixation member and the suture. The trigger is finger-engagable and fixedly coupled to the proximal end of the inserter. It is configured to advance and retract the inserter relative to the tubular member. The trigger includes a retention member for retaining a proximal end portion of the suture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2021
    Publication date: April 14, 2022
    Applicant: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Geoffrey I. Karasic, Brett A. McKenzie, Steve W. Astorino, Richard M. Lunn, Matthew E. Koski, Tatsuya Arai, Mark E. Housman, Roland F. Gatturna
  • Patent number: 11302929
    Abstract: Provided is a method with which it is possible to easily produce an electrode catalyst having excellent catalytic performance such as kinetically controlled current density. The method involves: a dispersion liquid preparation step of preparing a dispersion liquid by mixing (i) at least one type of solvent selected from the group consisting of sulfoxide compounds and amide compounds, (ii) a catalyst carrier powder constituted by a metal oxide, (iii) a platinum compound, (iv) a transition metal compound, and (v) an aromatic compound including a carboxyl group; and a loading step of heating the dispersion liquid to thereby load a platinum alloy of platinum and a transition metal on a surface of the catalyst carrier powder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignees: MITSUI MINING & SMELTING CO., LTD., TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yuichi Senoo, Koichi Miyake, Koji Taniguchi, Hiromu Watanabe, Naohiko Abe, Tatsuya Arai
  • Patent number: 11278835
    Abstract: Regeneration of a fluid medium can be accomplished using a continuously regenerable scrubber, which, in its various embodiments, combines valve functions and sorbent material, such as amine beds, into one component, dramatically reducing size and mass of scrubber. Sorbent material beds rotate continuously past breathing gas vent loop ports for scrubbing CO2/H2O and then past vacuum ports for regenerating the sorbent material. Typically, a first fluid output is connected to a lower header fluid output and a second, sweeping fluid source connected to a lower header fluid input. A motor spins the substantially circular bed assembly at a predetermined speed which allows adsorption or absorption as well as desorption of materials flowing through the sorbent material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: Oceaneering International, Inc.
    Inventors: John Fricker, Tatsuya Arai
  • Patent number: 11239475
    Abstract: Disclosed are a catalyst layer for a fuel cell, including a carbon carrier having pores, a catalyst metal carried on the carbon carrier, and an ionomer covering the carbon carrier, wherein the crystal length of the carbon carrier is not less than 6 nm, and the coverage of the catalyst metal by the ionomer is 55% to 65%, and a method for the production of a catalyst layer for a fuel cell, including heat-treating a carbon carrier having pores, heat-treating the heat-treated carbon carrier under an oxygen atmosphere to activate the carbon carrier, allowing the activated carbon carrier to carry a catalyst metal, mixing the carbon carrier carrying the catalyst metal and an ionomer to cover the carbon carrier with the ionomer, and forming the catalyst layer for a fuel cell using the carbon carrier covered with the ionomer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Tatsuya Arai
  • Publication number: 20210338254
    Abstract: Surgical drill guides having a guide shaft and a set of distal guide teeth extending from the guide shaft. The guide shaft has proximal and distal portions having two distinct inner and outer diameters, with a tapered zone extending between the two portions. Wall thickness is maintained or increased from the proximal portion to the distal portion of the shaft, reinforcing the rigidity of both the shaft and the distal guide teeth.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2021
    Publication date: November 4, 2021
    Applicant: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Tatsuya Arai, Matthew Edwin Koski, Timothy Young, Nehal Navinbhai Patel, Geoffrey Ian Karasic, Marc Joseph Balboa
  • Publication number: 20210326717
    Abstract: Techniques for code-free automated machine learning (ML) are described. Users can train high-quality ML models and pipelines without necessarily needing to write code by providing a training dataset to a code-free machine learning service. The service may deploy an ML orchestration function and a storage location on behalf of a user. When a modification is made to the storage bucket, such as by the user providing a training dataset, the orchestration function is invoked and can automatically initiate an AutoML process using at least the training data to train multiple ML model variants. The resultant ML model(s) and associated metrics can be provided to the user, deployed behind an endpoint, and/or used to generate inferences.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2020
    Publication date: October 21, 2021
    Inventors: Jonas MUELLER, Tatsuya ARAI, Abhi Vinayaka SHARMA, Ryan Matthew BRAND, Yohei NAKAYAMA, Nick Dean ERICKSON, Hang ZHANG, Mu LI, Alexander Johannes SMOLA
  • Patent number: 11096700
    Abstract: Surgical drill guides having a guide shaft and a set of distal guide teeth extending from the guide shaft. The guide shaft has proximal and distal portions having two distinct inner and outer diameters, with a tapered zone extending between the two portions. Wall thickness is maintained or increased from the proximal portion to the distal portion of the shaft, reinforcing the rigidity of both the shaft and the distal guide teeth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: SMITH & NEPHEW, INC.
    Inventors: Tatsuya Arai, Matthew Edwin Koski, Timothy Young, Nehal Navinbhai Patel, Geoffrey Ian Karasic, Marc Joseph Balboa
  • Publication number: 20210228201
    Abstract: The technology includes an anchor assembly for tissue repair having an open helical coil sleeve and a tip structure. The tip structure includes an aperture for passing a suture and a suture capture member for capturing a suture. The technology also includes an anchor driver for installing an anchor into bone. The anchor driver includes an outer shaft and a sleeve advancement member for advancing the sleeve as well as an inner shaft and a suture capture advancement member for advancing the suture capture member. The technology also includes a system for tissue repair having an anchor assembly and an anchor driver for installing the anchor assembly into bone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2021
    Publication date: July 29, 2021
    Applicant: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Tatsuya Arai, Matthew Edwin Koski, Mark Edwin Housman, Richard M. Lunn
  • Patent number: 11013508
    Abstract: The technology includes an anchor assembly for tissue repair having an open helical coil sleeve and a tip structure. The tip structure includes an aperture for passing a suture and a suture capture member for capturing a suture. The technology also includes an anchor driver for installing an anchor into bone. The anchor driver includes an outer shaft and a sleeve advancement member for advancing the sleeve as well as an inner shaft and a suture capture advancement member for advancing the suture capture member. The technology also includes a system for tissue repair having an anchor assembly and an anchor driver for installing the anchor assembly into bone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Tatsuya Arai, Matthew Edwin Koski, Mark Edwin Housman, Richard M. Lunn
  • Publication number: 20210121169
    Abstract: An assembly includes a flexible fixation member, a suture, and a delivery device. The fixation member includes a body with two terminal ends. A suture passes through the flexible fixation member at various points along a length of the body such that portions of the fixation member are slidable relative to the suture and configurable to form a cluster within a surgical site. The delivery device includes a tubular member, an elongated inserter, and a trigger. The elongated inserter is slidably disposed within the tubular member. The inserter has a forked distal end configured to receive a portion of the flexible fixation member and the suture. The trigger is finger-engagable and fixedly coupled to the proximal end of the inserter. It is configured to advance and retract the inserter relative to the tubular member. The trigger includes a retention member for retaining a proximal end portion of the suture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2020
    Publication date: April 29, 2021
    Applicant: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Geoffrey I. Karasic, Brett A. McKenzie, Steven William Astorino, Richard M. Lunn, Matthew Edwin Koski, Tatsuya Arai, Mark Edwin Housman, Roland F. Gatturna
  • Publication number: 20200354240
    Abstract: Electro oxidation membrane evaporator 1 comprises sweep air handler 60; fluid tank 20 defining a fluid container; fluid contactor/separator 30; oxidation cell 40; and scrubber 80. Electro oxidation membrane evaporator 1 may allow higher percent water recovery from wastewater prior to delivering brine to a brine water recovery system and can allow O2 from air such as cabin air to continuously diffuse into the wastewater as O2 is consumed to generate oxidants, helping to eliminate the low oxidant environment at the end of the cycle that causes pH to remain high, and low pH prevents precipitates from forming for longer so more water can be evaporated from the wastewater.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2020
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Applicant: Oceaneering International, Inc.
    Inventors: Tatsuya Arai, John Fricker
  • Publication number: 20200305898
    Abstract: Surgical drill guides having a guide shaft and a set of distal guide teeth extending from the guide shaft. The guide shaft has proximal and distal portions having two distinct inner and outer diameters, with a tapered zone extending between the two portions. Wall thickness is maintained or increased from the proximal portion to the distal portion of the shaft, reinforcing the rigidity of both the shaft and the distal guide teeth.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2018
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Applicant: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Tatsuya Arai, Matthew Edwin Koski, Timothy Young, Nehal Navinbhai Patel, Geoffrey Ian Karasic, Marc Joseph Balboa
  • Patent number: 10693144
    Abstract: A method for producing a catalyst ink, by which the surface of a catalyst can be appropriately covered with an ionomer, and the power generation performance of a fuel cell can be excellent in a wide range of humidity environments, and a catalyst composite. The method for producing a catalyst ink may comprise the steps of, for a catalyst composite in which a catalyst is supported on a carbon support with pores, controlling a hydrophilic pores rate of the carbon support to 60% to 80%, and dispersing an ionomer in the catalyst composite after the controlling step, wherein the hydrophilic pores rate is calculated by the following formula (1) using a contact porosimetry method: Hydrophilic pores rate (%)=(hydrophilic pores volume/total pores volume)×100.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tatsuya Arai, Takashi Ozaki
  • Patent number: D899711
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshiki Matsuyama, Satoko Oishi, Susumu Fujiwara, Tatsuya Arai
  • Patent number: D899712
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Aiko Ito, Satoko Oishi, Susumu Fujiwara, Tatsuya Arai