Patents by Inventor Toru Sakamoto

Toru Sakamoto 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: 20210356291
    Abstract: An information processing device includes one or more processors configured to: acquire an indoor distance and an outdoor distance of a transfer route from each of a plurality of parking lots as recommendation candidates to a specific location; acquire weather information on weather around the specific location; calculate an evaluation value based on the indoor distance and the outdoor distance for each of the parking lots, the evaluation value being a value varying depending on the weather information; and generate recommendation information for a parking lot based on the evaluation value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2021
    Publication date: November 18, 2021
    Applicant: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Shodai Kato, Toru Sakamoto
  • Publication number: 20210357103
    Abstract: An information processing device includes a processor. The processor is configured to: determine a select tendency of a user in selecting a facility, based on a history of the user's designations of the facility that belongs to a predetermined category; determine whether the positions of a plurality of facilities are concentrated on a map; and select, when the positions of the facilities are concentrated on the map, a Point-of-Interest icon to be displayed as a representative in accordance with the select tendency, from among Point-of-Interest icons for the facilities.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2021
    Publication date: November 18, 2021
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shodai KATO, Toru Sakamoto
  • Publication number: 20210302186
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a controller. The controller outputs a travel route determined based on a departure point and a destination of a first vehicle in a road network including road nodes and road links. The controller judges whether the first vehicle can traverse a target node, which is a road node among the road nodes included in the travel route, based on dimensional information for the first vehicle, a road width of an entry link entering the target node, and a road width of an exit link exiting from the target node. The controller changes the travel route when it is judged that the first vehicle cannot traverse the target node.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2021
    Publication date: September 30, 2021
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takamasa IKEDA, Toru SAKAMOTO
  • Publication number: 20200191597
    Abstract: It is configured that, in the case where a vehicle travel guide along a guide route is provided and where the vehicle passes a guide intersection along the guide route, an entry road, from which the vehicle enters the guide intersection, and a leaving road, through which the vehicle leaves the guide intersection, are specified, and a mark used for the travel guide at the guide intersection is determined on the basis of at least one of a road structure of the entry road and a road structure of the leaving road.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2019
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yoko SAKURAI, Toru SAKAMOTO, Xin JIN
  • Patent number: 8774012
    Abstract: A disclosed wireless communication device performing transmission and reception in a time-division manner includes an antenna, a transmission unit, a reception unit, a transmission/reception switchover unit, a first path switchover unit, a directional coupler, a second path switchover unit, a first fault diagnosis unit, and a second fault diagnosis unit. The second fault diagnosis unit causes the second path switchover unit to form a reflection signal input path; causes a second transmission signal level-adjusted for fault diagnosis to be outputted from the transmission unit; acquires a signal level of a reflection signal from the antenna inputted from the directional coupler into the reception unit; and determines whether or not a transmission radio wave is normally emitted from the antenna based on the signal level of the reflection signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignees: Masprodenkoh Kabushikikaisha, Denso Corporation
    Inventors: Toru Sakamoto, Masahiro Kuwabara, Minoru Okada
  • Patent number: 8648005
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method of preparing the copper-containing hydrogenation catalyst having high activity by liquid phase reduction without decreasing purity of the solvent and a method for efficiently producing an alcohol. The present invention provides the method of preparing the copper-containing hydrogenation catalyst, including reducing a molded precursor of the copper-containing hydrogenation catalyst by supplying hydrogen gas or a mixture of hydrogen gas with an inert gas at a temperature of 50 to 150° C. in the presence of a solvent to obtain the copper-containing hydrogenation catalyst, wherein the reduction is conducted at an average reduction velocity of the copper-containing hydrogenation catalyst of not more than 3.0% by weight/hour.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: Kao Corporation
    Inventors: Toru Sakamoto, Shoji Hasegawa
  • Patent number: 8603938
    Abstract: The present invention provides the method for preparing a catalyst including the following steps 1 and 2, and the method for producing an alcohol including preparing a catalyst by the method and subjecting a carboxylic acid or a carboxylic acid ester to catalytic reduction with hydrogen in the presence of the prepared catalyst: step 1: immersing a molded precursor of a catalyst containing metal oxide in a solvent, step 2: supplying hydrogen gas or a mixture of hydrogen gas with an inert gas to a catalyst layer in the presence of a solvent to reduce the catalyst precursor prepared in the step 1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: Kao Corporation
    Inventors: Toru Sakamoto, Taku Mimura
  • Publication number: 20130180472
    Abstract: A double-walled tube includes: a plurality of double-walled tube forming members, each having an inner tube and an outer tube, connected by welding at welding portions of axis direction end portions thereof; and each of the welding portions of the double-walled tube forming members including a groove having a length in an axis direction set to be equal to or greater than ½ of a width of a weld bead formed by the welding at the welding portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2012
    Publication date: July 18, 2013
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Takehisa HINO, Masataka Tamura, Yoshimi Tanaka, Wataru Kono, Toru Sakamoto, Toshinori Terashima, Katsuhiko Sato, Noboru Jimbo, Shigeki Maruyama
  • Publication number: 20110166393
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method of preparing the copper-containing hydrogenation catalyst having high activity by liquid phase reduction without decreasing purity of the solvent and a method for efficiently producing an alcohol. The present invention provides the method of preparing the copper-containing hydrogenation catalyst, including reducing a molded precursor of the copper-containing hydrogenation catalyst by supplying hydrogen gas or a mixture of hydrogen gas with an inert gas at a temperature of 50 to 150° C. in the presence of a solvent to obtain the copper-containing hydrogenation catalyst, wherein the reduction is conducted at an average reduction velocity of the copper-containing hydrogenation catalyst of not more than 3.0% by weight/hour.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2009
    Publication date: July 7, 2011
    Inventors: Toru Sakamoto, Shoji Hasegawa
  • Publication number: 20110160493
    Abstract: The present invention provides the method for preparing a catalyst including the following steps 1 and 2, and the method for producing an alcohol including preparing a catalyst by the method and subjecting a carboxylic acid or a carboxylic acid ester to catalytic reduction with hydrogen in the presence of the prepared catalyst: step 1: immersing a molded precursor of a catalyst containing metal oxide in a solvent, step 2: supplying hydrogen gas or a mixture of hydrogen gas with an inert gas to a catalyst layer in the presence of a solvent to reduce the catalyst precursor prepared in the step 1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2009
    Publication date: June 30, 2011
    Inventors: Toru Sakamoto, Taku Mimura
  • Patent number: 7745669
    Abstract: A process for the production of an alcohol compound represented by the formula (3): wherein X1, X2, X3, X4, Z, R and n are as defined below, comprising reacting a phenol represented by the formula (1): wherein X1, X2, X3 and X4 independently represent a hydrogen atom, a halogen atom or an alkyl group having 1 to 3 carbon atoms; Z represents an oxygen atom or a sulfur atom; and R represents an alkyl group, an alkenyl group, an alkynyl group, or an aralkyl group which may be substituted by a halogen atom, with a haloalcohol represented by the formula (2): wherein Y represents a chlorine atom or a bromine atom; and n represents an integer of 2 or 3, in a biphase system composed of a water-immiscible organic solvent and an aqueous alkali metal hydroxide solution in the presence of a phase-transfer catalyst.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2010
    Assignee: Sumitomo Chemical Company, Limited
    Inventors: Toru Sakamoto, Shinzo Seko
  • Patent number: 7667059
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process for producing a fatty alcohol and glycerin by hydrogenation reaction of fats and oils in the presence of a catalyst, wherein the reaction is carried out in the coexistence of an organic solvent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2010
    Assignee: Kao Corporation
    Inventors: Toru Sakamoto, Nobuhiro Tatsumi, Hideaki Ueoka
  • Patent number: 7652177
    Abstract: A process for the production of an alcohol compound represented by the formula (3): wherein X1, X2, X3, X4, Z, R and n are as defined below, comprising reacting a phenol represented by the formula (1): wherein X1, X2, X3 and X4 independently represent a hydrogen atom, a halogen atom or an alkyl group having 1 to 3 carbon atoms; Z represents an oxygen atom or a sulfur atom; and R represents a halogen-substituted alkenyl group, with a haloalcohol represented by the formula (2): wherein Y represents a chlorine atom or a bromine atom; and n represents an integer of 2 or 3, in a biphase system composed of a water-immiscible organic solvent and an aqueous alkali metal hydroxide solution in the presence of a phase-transfer catalyst.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2010
    Assignee: Sumitomo Chemical Company, Limited
    Inventors: Toru Sakamoto, Shinzo Seko
  • Patent number: 7642386
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process for producing an alcohol from fats and oils, including: step 1 of reacting starting fats and oils with water to produce a reaction product containing a glycerin unit, and step 2 of subjecting the reaction product obtained in step 1 to a hydrogenation reaction in the presence of a catalyst in the coexistence of water in an amount of 0.5 mole or more relative to 1 mole of the glycerin unit contained in the reaction product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2010
    Assignee: Kao Corporation
    Inventors: Toru Sakamoto, Masanori Namba, Nobuhiro Tatsumi
  • Publication number: 20090259074
    Abstract: A process for the production of an alcohol compound represented by the formula (3): wherein X1, X2, X3, X4, Z, R and n are as defined below, comprising reacting a phenol represented by the formula (1): wherein X1, X2, X3 and X4 independently represent a hydrogen atom, a halogen atom or an alkyl group having 1 to 3 carbon atoms; Z represents an oxygen atom or a sulfur atom; and R represents an alkyl group, an alkenyl group, an alkynyl group, or an aralkyl group which may be substituted by a halogen atom, with a haloalcohol represented by the formula (2): wherein Y represents a chlorine atom or a bromine atom; and n represents an integer of 2 or 3, in a biphase system composed of a water-immiscible organic solvent and an aqueous alkali metal hydroxide solution in the presence of a phase-transfer catalyst.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2007
    Publication date: October 15, 2009
    Applicant: SUMITOMO CHEMICAL COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Toru Sakamoto, Shinzo Seko
  • Patent number: 7579508
    Abstract: The invention provides a process for producing an alcohol, including the step of hydrogenating a glyceride in the presence of a catalyst, adding water, or a process for producing an alcohol, including the step of hydrogenating a glyceride in the presence of a catalyst and in the presence of from 0.5 or more of water per mole of the starting glyceride.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2009
    Assignee: Kao Corporation
    Inventors: Toru Sakamoto, Osamu Tabata, Hideaki Ueoka
  • Publication number: 20090192336
    Abstract: A process for the production of an alcohol compound represented by the formula (3): wherein X1, X2, X3, X4, Z, R and n are as defined below, comprising reacting a phenol represented by the formula (1): wherein X1, X2, X3 and X4 independently represent a hydrogen atom, a halogen atom or an alkyl group having 1 to 3 carbon atoms; Z represents an oxygen atom or a sulfur atom; and R represents a halogen-substituted alkenyl group, with a haloalcohol represented by the formula (2): wherein Y represents a chlorine atom or a bromine atom; and n represents an integer of 2 or 3, in a biphase system composed of a water-immiscible organic solvent and an aqueous alkali metal hydroxide solution in the presence of a phase-transfer catalyst.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2007
    Publication date: July 30, 2009
    Inventors: Toru Sakamoto, Shinzo Seko
  • Publication number: 20090023962
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process for producing an alcohol from fats and oils, including: step 1 of reacting starting fats and oils with water to produce a reaction product containing a glycerin unit, and step 2 of subjecting the reaction product obtained in step 1 to a hydrogenation reaction in the presence of a catalyst in the coexistence of water in an amount of 0.5 mole or more relative to 1 mole of the glycerin unit contained in the reaction product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2006
    Publication date: January 22, 2009
    Applicant: KAO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toru Sakamoto, Masanori Namba, Nobuhiro Tatsumi
  • Patent number: 7208643
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process for producing a fatty alcohol, including hydrogenating a fatty acid ester to prepare a crude fatty alcohol product, and distilling and refining the resulting crude fatty alcohol to prepare a fatty alcohol, further including recovering a part or the whole of distillation residues obtained in the distillation step and removing an alkali component from the distillation residues, adding the treated distillation residues to hydrogenation step or to a starting fatty acid ester feed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2007
    Assignee: Kao Corporation
    Inventors: Masanori Namba, Toru Sakamoto
  • Patent number: D648599
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2011
    Assignees: Thermos L.L.C., Thermos K.K.
    Inventors: Yoshiya Watanabe, Toru Sakamoto