Patents by Inventor Tomohiro Kato

Tomohiro 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: 20200083578
    Abstract: The invention provides a connector-attached dielectric waveguide that allows the dielectric waveguide to be easily connectable with an opposite component and is capable of forming a connection structure exhibiting low transmission and return losses of a high frequency signal. The connector-attached dielectric waveguide includes a dielectric waveguide and a connector. The dielectric waveguide includes a dielectric waveguide body and a dielectric waveguide end. The dielectric waveguide end has a smaller cross-sectional area than the dielectric waveguide body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2018
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Applicants: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD., NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ADVANCED INDUSTRIAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Hiroyuki YOSHIMOTO, Dai FUKAMI, Taku YAMANAKA, Tomohiro IKEDA, Masahiro HORIBE, Yuto KATO
  • Patent number: 10583365
    Abstract: A game control method, game server, and program can increase variations on methods for acquiring items, increase the predictability of acquisition of an item with a high rarity value or the like, and heighten interest in the game. Included are the steps of presenting a communication terminal, connected over a communication line, with acquirable item information that, for each item type, includes a total count and an acquisition count or a non-acquisition count of items when receiving, from the communication terminal, a request to present information related to items acquirable by the communication terminal, determining an item to provide to the communication terminal when receiving an item acquisition request from the communication terminal, and changing the acquirable item information when receiving a reset request from the communication terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: GREE, INC.
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi Yoshikawa, Tomohiro Tsukihara, Norikazu Kato, Tomoki Yasuhara
  • Publication number: 20200049703
    Abstract: It is intended to provide an immunochromatographic test piece which prevents a non-specific reaction by efficiently and continuously contacting and neutralizing a developing solution containing nitrous acid with a neutralizing reagent in an immunochromatography method of extracting and measuring a sugar chain antigen by nitrous acid extraction on the immunochromatographic test piece.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2018
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Applicant: DENKA SEIKEN CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Daisuke KATO, Shino MURAMATSU, Tomohiro HATTORI
  • Patent number: 10556569
    Abstract: A vehicular wiper device includes a first wiper arm, a first drive source, a rocking mechanism, a second drive source, an extension and retraction mechanism, and a control unit. A first wiper blade for wiping a surface to be wiped of a vehicle is connected to the front end of the first wiper arm. The first drive source is directly or indirectly affixed to the vehicle body. The rocking mechanism is driven by the drive force of the first drive source and reciprocates and rocks the first wiper arm. The second drive source is directly or indirectly affixed to the vehicle body separately from the first drive source. The extension and retraction mechanism is driven by the drive force of the second drive source and extends and retracts the first wiper arm in the longitudinal direction thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Norihiro Sugimoto, Yasuhide Ito, Shinichi Okada, Takafumi Negi, Atsushi Kato, Kohei Shibata, Tomohiro Aoyama
  • Publication number: 20200038854
    Abstract: It is an object of the present invention to provide a method or an immunochromatographic test piece, which controls a speed or a direction of development of a specimen on the immunochromatographic test piece, so that a treatment with an acid reagent, nitrite, and a neutralizing reagent is properly controlled.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2018
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Applicant: DENKA SEIKEN CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Daisuke KATO, Shino MURAMATSU, Tomohiro HATTORI
  • Publication number: 20200001605
    Abstract: A semiconductor element includes an insulation layer and a pad portion for electrical connection to an external portion by wire bonding. The insulation layer includes a plurality of projections projecting from a main surface of the insulation layer. The pad portion is disposed on an upper surface of each of the projections without extending beyond the upper surface of the projection on which the pad portion is formed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2019
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Inventors: Masaya Uyama, Takuya Hatsui, Souta Takeuchi, Masataka Kato, Toru Nakakubo, Tomohiro Takahashi
  • Publication number: 20200001604
    Abstract: A liquid ejection head includes an ejection port member that includes an ejection port that ejects a liquid, an energy generating element that generates energy for ejecting the liquid from the ejection port, a terminal electrically connected to the energy generating element, and a substrate portion that supports the ejection port member, the energy generating element, and the terminal. The terminal is connected to a wire member that supplies electric power that drives the energy generating element to the energy generating element, the substrate portion includes a hole portion formed from a surface of the substrate portion on a side opposite to a surface of the substrate portion on which the terminal is provided to a surface where the terminal is exposed, and an area of the surface where the terminal is exposed is smaller than an area of an opening of the hole portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2019
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Inventors: Souta Takeuchi, Takuya Hatsui, Masataka Kato, Masaya Uyama, Toru Nakakubo, Tomohiro Takahashi
  • Publication number: 20190393505
    Abstract: An all-solid-state battery that includes a cathode layer, an anode layer, and a solid electrolyte layer between the cathode layer and the anode layer. The anode layer contains a carbon material, and a volume occupancy of the carbon material in the anode layer is 50 vol % to 95 vol %.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2019
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Inventors: Masamitsu Suzuki, Keisuke Shimizu, Tomohiro Kato, Norio Fukasawa, Motokazu Ishihara
  • Patent number: 10507727
    Abstract: In a four-wheel-drive vehicle, a hydraulic unit has an electric motor, to which a motor current is supplied from a control device, and a pump that is actuated by rotation of a motor shaft, and a drive force transfer device has a piston that is moved by the pressure of working oil discharged from the pump, and a friction clutch that is switchable between a transfer state and a blocked state, in which transfer of a drive force to rear wheels is allowed and blocked, respectively, in accordance with movement of the piston. The control device detects the presence or absence of an abnormality of a flow passage forming member, which forms a flow passage for working oil, in accordance with at least any of a motor current and the number of revolutions of a motor shaft at the time when the motor shaft is rotated by applying a voltage to the electric motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: JTEKT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomohiro Nozu, Tetsuya Yamazaki, Tomoaki Kato, Tsutomu Matsumoto
  • Publication number: 20190366713
    Abstract: A liquid ejection head including an element substrate including an ejection port, an energy generating element generating energy to eject a liquid from the ejection port, and a terminal electrically connected to the energy generating element, and an electric connection member connected to the terminal and that supplies electric power to the energy generating element. The element substrate includes a hole portion drilled from a surface of the element substrate opposite a surface of the element substrate in which the ejection port is provided to the terminal. A sealing member is provided inside the hole portion, the sealing member covering a connection portion. The liquid ejection head further includes a fixing member in contact with the surface of the element substrate in which the ejection port is formed, the fixing member being provided at a position corresponding to the hole portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2019
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Inventors: Takuya Hatsui, Souta Takeuchi, Masataka Kato, Masaya Uyama, Toru Nakakubo, Tomohiro Takahashi
  • Publication number: 20190351330
    Abstract: A game control method, game server, and program can increase variations on methods for acquiring items, increase the predictability of acquisition of an item with a high rarity value or the like, and heighten interest in the game. Included are the steps of presenting a communication terminal, connected over a communication line, with acquirable item information that, for each item type, includes a total count and an acquisition count or a non-acquisition count of items when receiving, from the communication terminal, a request to present information related to items acquirable by the communication terminal, determining an item to provide to the communication terminal when receiving an item acquisition request from the communication terminal, and changing the acquirable item information when receiving a reset request from the communication terminal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2019
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Applicant: GREE, INC.
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi YOSHIKAWA, Tomohiro TSUKIHARA, Norikazu KATO, Tomoki YASUHARA
  • Patent number: 10485093
    Abstract: Provided are both a flexible printed board, in which heat dissipation performance can be improved in without using an aluminum heal dissipating material, which is light in weight, has good processability and can be reduced in cost, and a method for manufacturing such a flexible printed board. The flexible printed board is a flexible printed board 10 on which a power consuming load is mounted, including: a front surface heat dissipation layer 30 made of a copper foil and having a circuit portion on which the load is mounted; a thermally conductive resin layer 20 having the front surface heat dissipation layer 30 laminated to a front surface side thereof and having a thermal conductivity of 0.49 W/mK or more; and a rear surface heat dissipation layer made of a copper foil, laminated to a rear surface side of the thermally conductive resin layer 20, and having a thickness of 100 to 400% with respect to the front surface heat dissipation layer 30.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: NIPPON MEKTRON, LTD.
    Inventors: Satoshi Ebihara, Takahisa Kato, Nobuto Sasaki, Kazuyuki Azuma, Tomohiro Shimokawaji, Takeo Wakabayashi
  • Publication number: 20190349113
    Abstract: An optical transmission apparatus includes a splitter configured to split a first wavelength division multiplexed optical signal arranged in a first wavelength band and a second wavelength division multiplexed optical signal arranged in a second wavelength band, respectively, from an optical signal including the first wavelength division multiplexed optical signal and the second wavelength division multiplexed optical signal, a wavelength converter configured to convert a wavelength of the split second wavelength division multiplexed optical signal to generate a third wavelength division multiplexed optical signal to be arranged in the first wavelength band, an optical monitor configured to monitor power of each wavelength channel of the third wavelength division multiplexed optical signal, and a transmitter configured to transmit a monitoring result by the optical monitor to a transmission source node of the optical signal or a relay node of the optical signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2019
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Applicant: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Shinji Komiya, Norifumi Shukunami, Makoto Hasegawa, Tomohiro Yamauchi, Tomoyuki Kato
  • Patent number: 10468390
    Abstract: A light emitting device includes a substrate, a plurality of light emitting elements disposed on the substrate, a transparent resin embedded in a space between the plurality of light emitting elements, and a phosphor containing resin layer formed on the plurality of light emitting elements and the transparent resin. The transparent resin includes no phosphor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: TOYODA GOSEI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tomohiro Miwa, Daisuke Kato, Shigeo Takeda, Shota Shimonishi, Hideaki Kato
  • Publication number: 20190329240
    Abstract: A conventional solution exchanging method in a next-generation sequencer needs a reagent amount four or more times greater than an in-flow cell flow passage volume in order to efficiently promote a chemical reaction by replacing a reagent A in the flow cell with a new reagent B. Thus, the reagent consumption amount increases, and the cost is high. Meanwhile, an analysis apparatus according to the present invention is provided with: a flow cell used for analyzing samples; a sample container for containing a sample; a reagent container for containing a reagent; and a pressure generation mechanism for feeding the sample and the reagent to the flow cell through the flow passage, and also has an atmospheric opening in the flow passage of the flow cell on the upstream side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2016
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Inventors: Hirokazu KATO, Tatsuya YAMASHITA, Junji ISHIZUKA, Tomohiro SHOJI, Toshinari SAKURAI
  • Patent number: 10457044
    Abstract: A liquid discharge head includes a plurality of recording element substrates each having an energy generating element configured to generate energy for discharging liquid from a discharge port, and a sealing member with which a surround of each of the plurality of recording element substrates is filled. Each of the plurality of recording element substrates includes a recessed portion formed on an end surface facing a neighboring recording element substrate, and in the recessed portion, a gap between neighboring recording element substrates is wider than a gap between element surfaces on which the energy generating element is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masataka Kato, Tomohiro Takahashi, Shimpei Otaka
  • Publication number: 20190305306
    Abstract: An all-solid lithium ion secondary battery includes a pair of electrodes and a solid electrolyte provided between the pair of electrodes. At least one of the pair of electrodes includes an active-material layer and an intermediate layer. An active material constituting the active-material layer has a core-shell structure which has a core region and a shell region and a composition of the intermediate layer is intermediate between the solid electrolyte and the shell region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Applicant: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroshi SATO, Masahiro OISHI, Haruna KATO, Taisuke MASUKO, Tomohiro YANO
  • Publication number: 20190288246
    Abstract: An all-solid-state battery that includes a battery element and an exterior material covering a surface of the battery element, wherein the exterior material includes one or more glass state materials and one or more crystalline state materials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2019
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Inventors: Tomohiro Kato, Keisuke Shimizu, Masamitsu Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10413832
    Abstract: A game control method, game server, and program can increase variations on methods for acquiring items, increase the predictability of acquisition of an item with a high rarity value or the like, and heighten interest in the game. Included are the steps of presenting a communication terminal, connected over a communication line, with acquirable item information that, for each item type, includes a total count and an acquisition count or a non-acquisition count of items when receiving, from the communication terminal, a request to present information related to items acquirable by the communication terminal, determining an item to provide to the communication terminal when receiving an item acquisition request from the communication terminal, and changing the acquirable item information when receiving a reset request from the communication terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: GREE, INC.
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi Yoshikawa, Tomohiro Tsukihara, Norikazu Kato, Tomoki Yasuhara
  • Patent number: 10409201
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes: an image carrier that carries a toner image; a cleaning unit that collects a toner on the image carrier; and a hardware processor that controls the cleaning unit, wherein the cleaning unit includes a first cleaner brush and a second cleaner brush that remove the toner from the image carrier, and the hardware processor applies bias voltages having opposite polarities to the first cleaner brush and the second cleaner brush, and determines whether life is ended with respect to each of the first cleaner brush and the second cleaner brush.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventor: Tomohiro Kato