Patents by Inventor Tomohiro Sato

Tomohiro 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).

  • Patent number: 11402029
    Abstract: A valve device includes: a valve body that forms a first flow path and a second flow path; an inner disc that includes an inner annular part disposed around an opening of the first flow path, an outer annular part disposed on an outer peripheral side of the inner annular part, and a connecting part that includes a plurality of openings that communicates with the second flow path and that connects the inner annular part and the outer annular part; a valve seat disposed on the inner annular part; and a diaphragm that, at a peripheral edge part of the diaphragm, comes into contact with the outer annular part and makes the first flow path and the second flow path continuous and discontinuous by moving between an open position of non-contact and a closed position of contact with the valve seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: FUJIKIN INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Tatsuhiko Sato, Tsutomu Shinohara, Tomohiro Nakata, Takeru Miura
  • Publication number: 20220235946
    Abstract: An air conditioning apparatus includes a first refrigerant circuit enclosing a first refrigerant, and a second refrigerant circuit enclosing a second refrigerant. The first refrigerant circuit includes a compressor configured to compress the first refrigerant, an outdoor heat exchanger, an expansion device, and a first flow path through which the first refrigerant passes in an intermediate heat exchanger configured to exchange heat between the first refrigerant and the second refrigerant. The second refrigerant circuit includes a pump configured to increase a pressure of the second refrigerant and transfer the second refrigerant, a second flow path through which the second refrigerant passes in the intermediate heat exchanger, and an indoor heat exchanger. At least one of the first refrigerant and the second refrigerant has a global warming potential lower than that of R32, and the second refrigerant has a lower flammable limit concentration higher than that of the first refrigerant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2019
    Publication date: July 28, 2022
    Inventors: Tetsuhide YOKOYAMA, Satoru YANACHI, Masahiro ITO, Tomohiro NAGANO, Takumi NISHIYAMA, Tsuyoshi SATO
  • Publication number: 20220151707
    Abstract: A puncture information processing device of an embodiment includes processing circuitry. The processing circuitry is configured to acquire position information on a passage through which a puncture needle for puncturing a living body passes when an ultrasonic probe provided with the passage is inserted into the living body, and derive a body surface puncture position on a body surface of the living body to be punctured with the puncture needle passing through the passage on the basis of the acquired position information on the passage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2021
    Publication date: May 19, 2022
    Applicant: CANON MEDICAL SYSTEMS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shohei SASAKI, Tomohiro SATO, Yasushi KAMEWADA
  • Publication number: 20220115186
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a solid electrolytic capacitor separator configured such that thickness non-uniformity is reduced, internal short-circuit is less likely to occur, an impedance is not too high, and a high heat resistance is exhibited. In a solid electrolytic capacitor separator including non-woven fabric, the non-woven fabric contains fibrillated heat-resistant fibers and synthetic short fibers as essential components, the fiber length of the fibrillated heat-resistant fiber is 0.30 to 0.75 mm, and the percentage of fibrillated heat-resistant fibers with a fiber width of 12 to 40 ?m is equal to or higher than 55% and lower than 75%.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2020
    Publication date: April 14, 2022
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI PAPER MILLS LIMITED
    Inventors: Keisuke OYAMA, Tomohiro SATO
  • Publication number: 20220013779
    Abstract: A negative electrode material for a nonaqueous secondary battery which contains a graphite that contains an amorphous carbonaceous material in at least a part of the surface; has a cumulative pore volume of 0.100 mL/g or less in a pore size range of 0.01 ?m to 1 ?m; and satisfies at least one of the following conditions (1) and (2) in a DTA curve obtained by differential thermal analysis (DTA) in an air stream: (1) the negative electrode material has no exothermic peak in a temperature range of 550° C. to 650° C.; and (2) the negative electrode material has an exothermic peak in a temperature range of 550° C. to 650° C., and the area of the exothermic peak is larger than 0 ?V·s/mg but 90 ?V·s/mg or smaller; a negative electrode for a nonaqueous secondary battery, which contains the same; and a nonaqueous secondary battery are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2021
    Publication date: January 13, 2022
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation
    Inventors: Shunsuke YAMADA, Nobuyuki ISHIWATARI, Tomohiro SATO, Hiroaki YOSHIDA, Akihiro KATO, Masakazu YOKOMIZO, Hiromitsu IKEDA, Hiroki SATO
  • Patent number: 11198758
    Abstract: Aromatic polyester particles which are formed from an aromatic polyester having a flow starting temperature of 400° C. or higher and have a circularity of a projected image of 0.80 or more and 1.00 or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: SUMITOMO CHEMICAL COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Kazuyuki Ito, Tomohiro Sato, Yuzuru Saitou
  • Patent number: 11173713
    Abstract: A liquid discharge head includes a flow passage forming member, an element substrate including a liquid discharge element and a surface on which a conductive member made from a metallic material is disposed, and an intermediate layer made from a resin material and configured to join the flow passage forming member and the surface of the element substrate to each other. The intermediate layer is disposed in a state, separated from the conductive member, where the conductive member is exposed from the intermediate layer. The conductive member is covered with the flow passage forming member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Tomohiro Sato, Koichi Ishida, Masaki Oikawa, Yoshinori Misumi, Maki Kato, Yuzuru Ishida, Tsubasa Funabashi
  • Publication number: 20210288382
    Abstract: It is an object of the present invention to provide a substrate for lithium ion battery separators which has high adhesion to an inorganic particle layer, can be made thin and is excellent in tensile strength and cuttability and a lithium ion battery separator including the substrate for lithium ion battery separators. The substrate for lithium ion battery separators which contains heat-resistant fibers and synthetic resin short fibers contains fibrillated heat-resistant fibers having a modified freeness of not more than 300 ml as the heat-resistant fibers and has a content of the fibrillated heat-resistant fibers having a modified freeness of not more than 300 ml of not less than 1.0 mass % to less than 5.0 mass % based on the total of all the fiber components contained in the substrate. The modified freeness is a value measured in accordance with JIS P8121-2:2012 except that an 80-mesh wire net having a wire diameter of 0.14 mm and an opening of 0.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2017
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI PAPER MILLS LIMITED
    Inventors: Toshihiro SHIGEMATSU, Tomohiro SATO, Makoto KATO, Masatoshi KITO, Noriko KASAI, Kukjin YOON, Wakana AIZAWA
  • Patent number: 11077658
    Abstract: A liquid injection head improving electric reliability includes: a substrate including: energy generating elements configured to apply energy for ejection to a liquid, and a substrate upper surface on which terminals respectively connected to electric wirings are provided, an ejection port forming member having: an ejection port forming surface in which the ejection ports for ejecting a liquid are formed, and a back surface on a side opposite to the ejection port forming surface, which is arranged so as to opposite to the substrate upper surface, and a sealant configured to cover connecting portions between the electric wirings and the terminals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Tomoki Ishiwata, Shuzo Iwanaga, Masaki Oikawa, Keiji Tomizawa, Tomohiro Sato, Akiko Hammura, Chiaki Muraoka, Shimpei Yoshikawa
  • Publication number: 20210184217
    Abstract: A negative electrode material for nonaqueous secondary batteries which includes graphite including amorphous carbon deposited on at least a part of the surface of the graphite. The negative electrode material has a density index (Dr-t) of 0.080 g/cm3 or less. The density index (Dr-t) is represented by Formula 1 below. Formula 1: Dr-t (g/cm3)=[Powder density (g/cm3) measured when volume resistivity is 0.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2020
    Publication date: June 17, 2021
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation
    Inventors: Shunsuke YAMADA, Nobuyuki ISHIWATARI, Tomohiro SATO
  • Patent number: 10968535
    Abstract: A method for a SiC single crystal that allow prolonged growth to be achieved are provided. A method for producing a SiC single crystal in which a seed crystal substrate held on a seed crystal holding shaft is contacted with a Si—C solution having a temperature gradient such that a temperature of the Si—C solution decreases from an interior of the Si—C solution toward a liquid level of the Si—C solution, in a graphite crucible, to grow a SiC single crystal, wherein the method comprises the steps of: electromagnetic stirring of the Si—C solution with an induction coil to produce a flow, and heating of a lower part of the graphite crucible with a resistance heater.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masayoshi Doi, Hironori Daikoku, Motohisa Kado, Tomohiro Sato, Kazuaki Seki, Kazuhiko Kusunoki, Yutaka Kishida
  • Patent number: 10954216
    Abstract: The present invention relates to novel and excellent small-molecule-compounds that specifically antagonize BMP signal pathways, and these compounds can be used to modulate cell growth, differentiation, proliferation, and apoptosis, and thus can be used to treat diseases or pathological symptoms related to BMP signal pathway including inflammation, cardiovascular diseases, hematopoietic diseases, cancer, osteodystrophia, or the like, particularly, fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva, and the present invention relates to provision of a pharmaceutical and pharmacological agent used for specifically antagonizing the BMP signal pathways and acting on the BMP signal pathways in the prevention and treatment or experimental application since the compounds can be beneficial for regulating cell differentiation and/or cell proliferation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignees: RIKEN, THE UNIVERSITY OF TOKYO
    Inventors: Yoshinobu Hashizume, Katsuhiko Sekimata, Hirokazu Kubota, Hirofumi Yamamoto, Yasuko Koda, Hiroo Koyama, Tomonori Taguri, Tomohiro Sato, Akiko Tanaka, Kohei Miyazono
  • Publication number: 20210074981
    Abstract: A coating solution for lithium ion battery separators which comprises inorganic particles, an organic polymer binder and carboxymethyl cellulose having an etherification rate of 1.10 to 2.00 or a salt thereof, or a coating solution for lithium ion battery separators comprising inorganic particles containing magnesium hydroxide having a linseed oil absorption of 30 to 80 (g/100 g), and a separator having a coating layer formed from the coating solution on a substrate and high safety and low internal resistance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2019
    Publication date: March 11, 2021
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI PAPER MILLS LIMITED
    Inventors: Tomohiro SATO, Hideaki SAEGUSA, Makoto KATO, Noriko KASAI, Kukjin YOON
  • Publication number: 20210059641
    Abstract: An ultrasonic probe according to an embodiment comprises an ultrasonic-transducer element array, an offset and an exterior member. The ultrasonic-transducer element array is formed by a plurality of ultrasonic transducer elements. The offset is provide on an ultrasonic-transmitting and receiving side of the ultrasonic-transducer element array and includes a contact portion with a subject. The exterior member supports the offset. The offset has at least a first region that is formed by a curved surface having a first curvature and arranged in the middle of the contact portion and a second region that is formed by a curved surface having a second curvature greater than the first curvature and arranged on an edge of the contact portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2020
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Applicant: CANON MEDICAL SYSTEMS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomohiro SATO, Takashi TAKEUCHI, Hiroyuki SHIKATA, Kengo OKADA
  • Patent number: 10891332
    Abstract: A control method analysis unit acquires a correspondence relation between signs and model numbers from an apparatus table of an instrumentation diagram, and acquires signs and apparatus symbols, and connection relation among apparatuses, from a drawing of the instrumentation diagram. Subsequently, the control method analysis unit acquires an apparatus classification drawn on the diagram by searching an instrumentation apparatus classification database based on the model numbers, and decides a temperature control method employed by an instrumentation indicated in the instrumentation diagram, from the apparatus classification and the connection relation. The control method analysis unit then links the decided temperature control method to the instrumentation diagram accumulated in a case database. A search processing unit extracts a corresponding instrumentation diagram by searching the case database based on a temperature control method designated as a search condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Naoya Fukuoka, Hiroki Kawano, Tomooki Ukiana, Toshihiro Mega, Tomohiro Narui, Tomohiro Sato, Hiroto Takahashi
  • Publication number: 20200316941
    Abstract: A liquid discharge head includes a flow passage forming member, an element substrate including a liquid discharge element and a surface on which a conductive member made from a metallic material is disposed, and an intermediate layer made from a resin material and configured to join the flow passage forming member and the surface of the element substrate to each other. The intermediate layer is disposed in a state, separated from the conductive member, where the conductive member is exposed from the intermediate layer. The conductive member is covered with the flow passage forming member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2020
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Inventors: Tomohiro Sato, Koichi Ishida, Masaki Oikawa, Yoshinori Misumi, Maki Kato, Yuzuru Ishida, Tsubasa Funabashi
  • Patent number: 10723127
    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.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Koichi Ishida, Shuzo Iwanaga, Shintaro Kasai, Yoshiyuki Nakagawa, Akiko Hammura, Takatsugu Moriya, Tomohiro Sato, Tatsuya Yamada, Tomoki Ishiwata, Ayako Iwasaki
  • Publication number: 20200167383
    Abstract: A control method analysis unit acquires a correspondence relation between signs and model numbers from an apparatus table of an instrumentation diagram, and acquires signs and apparatus symbols, and connection relation among apparatuses, from a drawing of the instrumentation diagram. Subsequently, the control method analysis unit acquires an apparatus classification drawn on the diagram by searching an instrumentation apparatus classification database based on the model numbers, and decides a temperature control method employed by an instrumentation indicated in the instrumentation diagram, from the apparatus classification and the connection relation. The control method analysis unit then links the decided temperature control method to the instrumentation diagram accumulated in a case database. A search processing unit extracts a corresponding instrumentation diagram by searching the case database based on a temperature control method designated as a search condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2017
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Naoya FUKUOKA, Hiroki KAWANO, Tomooki UKIANA, Toshihiro MEGA, Tomohiro NARUI, Tomohiro SATO, Hiroto TAKAHASHI
  • Patent number: 10660617
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an ultrasonic probe includes a plurality of ultrasonic transducers, an electronic circuit, an insulative heat conductive spacer and an electrical heat supporting element. The electronic circuit is electrically connected to a plurality of transducers on one side. The insulative heat conductive spacer contacts with another side of the electronic circuit. The electrical heat supporting element has a contact region that makes contact, in a first surface, with the insulative heat conductive spacer, and a supporting structure that supports the insulative heat conductive spacer to have a predetermined thickness, and diffuses heat generated by the electronic circuit from the contact region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Medical Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Yusuke Kobayashi, Yasuhiro Ona, Takashi Takeuchi, Tomohiro Sato
  • Patent number: 10640885
    Abstract: A method for a SiC single crystal that allow prolonged growth to be achieved are provided. A method for producing a SiC single crystal in which a seed crystal substrate held on a seed crystal holding shaft is contacted with a Si—C solution having a temperature gradient such that a temperature of the Si—C solution decreases from an interior of the Si—C solution toward a liquid level of the Si—C solution, in a graphite crucible, to grow a SiC single crystal, wherein the method comprises the steps of: electromagnetic stirring of the Si—C solution with an induction coil to produce a flow, and heating of a lower part of the graphite crucible with a resistance heater.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masayoshi Doi, Hironori Daikoku, Motohisa Kado, Tomohiro Sato, Kazuaki Seki, Kazuhiko Kusunoki, Yutaka Kishida