Tatsuya 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: The present invention relates to a Ni-based heat-resistant alloy including Ir: 5.0 mass % or more and 50.0 mass % or less, Al: 1.0 mass % or more and 8.0 mass % or less, W: 5.0 mass % or more and 25.0 mass % or less, and balance Ni, having an L12-structured ?? phase present in the matrix, and including at least one of Zr: 0.01 mass % or more and 3.0 mase/0 or less and Hf: 0.01 mass % or more and 3.0 mass % or less. This Ni-based heat-resistant alloy has improved toughness over a conventional Ni-based heat-resistant alloy based on a Ni—Ir—Al—W-based alloy, and is also excellent in ambient-temperature strength.
Abstract: A method of producing a three-dimensional shaped article includes a step of forming particle layers by arranging particles containing a material for forming a shaped article and particles containing a material having higher solubility in fluid than the material for forming the shaped article, a step of forming a stack by melting and stacking the particle layers, and a step of removing the material having higher solubility in the fluid than the material for forming the shaped article from the stack by dissolving the material having higher solubility in the fluid than the material for forming the shaped article in the fluid.
Abstract: According to one embodiment, a vehicle-use storage battery system includes a storage battery, a main circuit, a circuit breaker, a storage battery management unit, a first determiner, and a second determiner. The main circuit is electrically connected to the storage battery. The circuit breaker is disposed between the storage battery and the main circuit to make or break the electrical connection therebetween. The storage battery management unit manages an operating state of the storage battery. The first determiner determines whether to break the electrical connection between the storage battery and the main circuit by means of the circuit breaker. The second determiner determines, on the basis of at least one of operating states of the storage battery management unit, the first determiner, and the circuit breaker, whether to break the electrical connection between the storage battery and the main circuit by means of the circuit breaker.
Abstract: An ultrasound diagnostic apparatus includes a transmitter which transmits, to an ultrasound probe including a plurality of transducers which are arranged in a plurality of regions in a short axis direction and arranged in a long axis direction in each of the regions and can transmit and receive ultrasound independently in the plurality of regions in the short axis direction, a driving signal in each of the regions, a receiver which receives a receiving signal in each of the regions from the ultrasound probe, and a hardware processor which generates ultrasound image data from the received receiving signal in the region, extracts an image of a puncture needle inserted into a subject from the generated ultrasound image data in the region, and calculates a shift angle of the puncture needle to the ultrasound probe using boundary position information of the extracted image of the puncture needle in the region.
Abstract: A liquid ejection head including first and second recording element substrates adjacent in a direction intersecting a relative movement direction include ejection opening rows that include ejection openings arranged in the intersecting direction. A straight line connecting the ejection openings in end portions on a second recording element substrate side in the first recording element substrate and a straight line connecting the ejection openings in end portions on a first recording element substrate side in the second recording element substrate are inclined towards a middle area side of the first recording element substrate, and arrangement intervals of the ejection openings in an end portion area on the second recording element substrate side of a first ejection opening row is larger than arrangement intervals of the ejection openings in an end portion area on the first recording element substrate side of a second ejection opening row.
Abstract: To automatically repeat an operation of isolating a sample piece, which is formed by processing a sample with an ion beam, and transferring the sample piece to a sample piece holder, a charged particle beam device includes a computer configured to perform control so that, without rotating a needle with which the sample piece is fixed to the sample piece holder, a deposition film deposited on the needle is irradiated with a charged particle beam from a charged particle beam irradiation optical system.
Abstract: A printing element substrate includes a substrate, an energy generating element, and an ejection-port formed member. The energy generating element is disposed on one surface of the substrate and configured to generate energy for use in ejecting liquid. The ejection-port formed member includes ejection ports that eject the liquid. A protrusion protruding toward inside of each of the ejection ports is provided on an inner surface of the ejection port. In a surface of the ejection-port formed member remote from the substrate, a tip portion of the protrusion is positioned closer to the substrate than an outer periphery of the ejection port.
Abstract: A battery cover including a main body, an opening/closing part provided on the main body, a flexible rib having a locking projection provided on the opening/closing part, an abutting rib provided on the main body, which has a locking recess to be engaged with the locking projection while the opening/closing part is opened to the main body, a contact portion that abuts on the locking projection and deflects the flexible rib when the opening/closing part is opened to the main body, and a flat portion provided on the contact portion, which abuts on the locking projection first when the opening/closing part is opened to the main body and extends in the direction orthogonal to the direction of force input when abutting on the locking projection.
March 13, 2019
September 19, 2019
Yazaki Corporation, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
Abstract: An apparatus for processing and observing a cross-section includes: a sample bed holding a sample; a focused ion beam column radiating a focused ion beam to the sample; an electron beam column radiating an electron beam to the sample, perpendicularly to the focused ion beam; an electron detector detecting secondary electrons or reflection electrons generated from the sample; a irradiation position controller controlling irradiation positions of the focused ion beam and the electron beam based on target irradiation position information showing target irradiation positions of beams on the sample; a process controller controlling a cross-section-exposing process that exposes a cross-section of the sample by radiating the focused ion beam to the sample and a cross-section image-obtaining process that obtains a cross-section image of the cross-section by radiating the electron beam to the cross-section; and an image quality corrector correcting image quality of the cross-section image obtained.
Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes: an operation display device that includes an operation display device body, a front light emission portion and a rear light emission portion, the operation display device body including an operation display provided in one face of the operation display device body, the front light emission portion being provided on an upper side of the face of the operation display device body where the operation display is provided, the front light emission portion emitting light in accordance with a processing status, the rear light emission portion being provided on an upper side of an opposite face of the operation display device body to the operation display, the rear light emission portion emitting light in synchronization with the front light emission portion, wherein the operation display device is attached to an upper portion of a body of the image forming apparatus.
Abstract: A parallel process apparatus connecting electronic controllers via buses includes: a process request acceptance section that accepts process requests to the electronic controllers; and a process execution section that, while multiple process requests are simultaneously accepted, arbitrates the multiple process requests being accepted, and parallelizes multiple processes in accordance with the multiple process requests.
Abstract: An image processing method includes: (a) displaying a plurality of candidate image processes to be performed on image data, the plurality of candidate image processes including a color modification process; (b) receiving an instruction indicating the color modification process selected from among the plurality of candidate image processes; (c) displaying a display image corresponding to the image data on the display; (d) designating a display image; and (e) displaying a processed display image that represents a result of the selected color modification process performed on the image data corresponding to the designated display image before the selected color modification process on the image data corresponding to the designated display image is performed.
Abstract: Provided is an image forming system that reduces time and effort of setting in a printer driver of a user terminal. The managing server includes a common queue that stores the print job transmitted from each user terminal, temporarily, a plurality of individual queues that is associated with the plurality of image forming apparatuses by one to one, an individual queue setting accepting part that accepts a setting of the individual queue for each user, a print job distributing part that distributes the print job to the accepted individual queue, a print job transmitting part that transmits the print job to the image forming apparatus associated with the individual queue. Each user terminal includes a print job generating part that generates the print job based on the printer driver set output destination of the print job to the common queue.
Abstract: Provided is an image forming system capable of updating internal data of an external device according to an instruction from a server. An app-installing unit installs an application for updating internal data of card reader in an image forming apparatus. An internal-data-updating unit causes the image forming apparatus to execute the application installed by the app-installing unit. An app-acquiring unit acquires the application from the server according to an instruction from the server. An app-executing unit executes the app acquired by the app-acquiring unit and updates the external device to the internal data. As a result, the internal data of the card reader is updated.
Abstract: Provided is an image forming apparatus capable of flexible billing. The server manages billing of users that use image forming apparatuses. An authentication-acquiring unit acquires authentication information of users from image forming apparatuses. An authenticating unit authenticates users according to authentication acquired by the authentication-acquiring unit. A billing unit performs billing in which user billing information, which is billing information in units of the users authenticated by the authenticating unit, is applied to apparatus billing information, which is billing information in units of image forming apparatuses. A billing-control-transmitting unit transmits billing control information for controlling functions of the image forming apparatuses in correspondence with billing by the billing unit.
Abstract: Provided is a server that is capable of directly sending a notification of an error to a non-registered user who is not authenticated and permitted to use an image forming apparatus. An authenticating unit performs authentication permission according to authentication information of a user. A notification-event-setting unit sets to send a notification of a server error as a recognizable event to a non-registered user, who is not registered to perform authentication permission by the authenticating unit. An event-notifying unit notifies about the event set by the notification-event-setting unit when the error actually occurs.
Abstract: Provided is a management server that flexibly filters report items under various conditions according to a customer environment. The management server manages a plurality of image forming apparatuses 3 via a network. The management server includes a management information database (management information DB), a filtering-setting-receiving unit, and a report-generating unit. The management information database registers job histories of the plurality of image forming apparatuses. The filtering-setting-receiving unit receives a filtering setting for the management information database by SQL. The report-generating unit executes the SQL received by the filtering-setting-receiving unit for the management information database and generates a report based on the job histories.
Abstract: Provided is an image forming system that reduces the time and labor of setting the printer driver of a user terminal. A common queue temporarily stores printing jobs transmitted from each user terminal. A plurality of individual queues is associated one-to-one with a plurality of image forming apparatuses. A printing-job-distributing unit distributes the printing jobs stored in the common queues to any of the plurality of individual queues. A printing-job-creation unit, based on the printer driver in which the output destination of the printing job is commonly set in the common queue, creates a printing job that includes a user name. The printing-job-distributing unit distributes the printing job to an individual queue based on the user name.
Abstract: An exhaust gas purification device of the present invention is provided with: a substrate of wall flow structure having an inlet cell, an outlet cell and a porous partition wall; an upstream catalyst layer, provided inside the partition wall and disposed in an upstream portion of the substrate including an exhaust gas inflow end section; and a downstream catalyst layer, provided inside the partition wall and disposed in a downstream portion of the substrate including an exhaust gas outflow end section. The upstream catalyst layer and the downstream catalyst layer each contain a carrier and at least one noble metal from among Pt, Pd and Rh, supported on the carrier. The noble metal in the upstream catalyst layer and the noble metal in the downstream catalyst layer are different from each other.
Abstract: According to one embodiment, a vehicular storage battery device includes a housing, battery boxes, and a common cooling passage. The battery boxes are disposed in the housing. Each of the battery boxes houses an electric cell as a vehicle power source and includes a heat transporting part transporting heat generated in the battery box to outside of the battery box. The common cooling passage is disposed in the housing. The common cooling passage is provided with an inlet for taking in a fluid and an outlet for discharging the fluid having passed through the passage. The inlet and the outlet are open in a direction different from a traveling direction of the vehicle. The heat transporting part of each of the battery boxes is exposed to inside of the passage.