Patents by Inventor Toru Sugawara

Toru Sugawara 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: 20200385547
    Abstract: The present invention addresses the problem of providing products comprising a fiber composite of inorganic particles and fiber. The present invention provides products comprising a fiber composite of inorganic particles and fiber, said products being in the form of an aqueous suspension, pulp, sheet, powder, microsphere grains, granules, pellets, mold, yarn or foam.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2017
    Publication date: December 10, 2020
    Inventors: Naoyuki Sugawara, Masatoshi Oishi, Moe Fuchise, Toru Nakatani, Shisei Goto
  • Publication number: 20200241079
    Abstract: An anomaly detection device detects an anomaly of a potentiometer including a resistor and a movable terminal that moves while contacting the resistor. The anomaly detection device includes a first applier that applies, to one end of the resistor, a first voltage in a first detection period and a second voltage in a second detection period that is consecutive to the first detection period; a second applier that applies, to another end of the resistor, the first voltage in the first detection period and the second voltage in the second detection period; a voltage detector that detects an output voltage from the movable terminal; and an anomaly detector that detects a contact failure of the movable terminal based on the output voltage detected by the voltage detector when an applied voltage applied by each of the first applier and the second applier is changed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2020
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Inventors: Daisaku SUGAWARA, Toru TANAKA
  • Patent number: 10488173
    Abstract: The magnetic resistance of a magnetic path that passes through a coil (6) is increased by magnetically dividing a stator core into a plurality of divided cores (4, 5) in such a manner that the magnetic flux of a permanent magnet (7) flows through the magnetic path when a projection (82) of a plunger (8) magnetically connects the divided cores (4, 5), hence the magnetic resistance of the magnetic path that passes through the coil (6) rapidly changes due to a positional relationship between a gap between the divided cores (4, 5) and the plunger (8), and the magnetic flux that flows through the magnetic path rapidly changes, and moreover a large back electromotive force is produced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masafumi Sugawara, Toru Ogawa, Satoshi Tesen, Hideaki Arita, Akihiro Daikoku
  • Patent number: 10414724
    Abstract: Provided is a photochemical reaction device wherein two partitions formed from an optically transparent material are arranged apart from each other between a light source and a reaction liquid, and an optically transparent fluid introduction/discharge means for introducing an optically transparent fluid between the partitions and discharging the fluid and a state change detection means for detecting a change in the state of the optically transparent fluid at the discharge side of the optically transparent fluid introduction/discharge means are provided. Also provided are a photochemical reaction method that uses the photochemical reaction device and a lactam production method that uses the photochemical reaction method. The present invention prevents decreases in the performance of the light source even when the optically transparent material in the photochemical reaction device is damaged, and makes it possible to reliably prevent ignition even if the reaction liquid is a flammable liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Takenori Sugimoto, Toru Takahashi, Kazuki Sugawara
  • Patent number: 10365124
    Abstract: An electromagnetic actuator (1) includes sensor magnets (21a, 21b) disposed correspondingly to plungers (11a, 11b), respectively. The electromagnetic actuator (1) further includes a sensor core (22) made of a magnetic material and disposed in a position through which magnetic fluxes from the plurality of sensor magnets (21a, 21b) can flow, and a magnetic sensor (23) that is disposed in a part of the sensor core (22) through which the magnetic fluxes of the plurality of sensor magnets (21a, 21b) can flow in common, and that detects the magnetic flux, which varies in accordance with respective positions of the plurality of plungers (11a, 11b).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masafumi Sugawara, Toru Ogawa, Hideaki Arita, Shoji Ishikawa, Hitoshi Yoshizumi, Satoshi Tesen
  • Patent number: 9734662
    Abstract: A gaming table device which can determine frauds precisely and human errors is provided. A plurality of antennas for reading medium identification information of the game medium disposed on a game table through a wireless communication are disposed at locations spaced away from each other, and when a first antenna of the plurality of antennas is selected, a second antenna spaced at a predetermined distance from the first antenna of the plurality of antennas is selected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignees: UNIVERSAL ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION, ARUZE GAMING AMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: Kazuki Emori, Toru Sugawara, Kouichi Matsumoto, Shinsuke Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 9734481
    Abstract: The present application provides a system which determines, when the same data is read for a predetermined consecutive number of times from the chip placed in the bet area, that reading of the bet area is successful, while determines, when the same data is not read for a predetermined consecutive number of times, that reading of the bet area is unsuccessful, and terminates a reading process for the bet area when it is determined by the determination unit that reading of the bet area is successful, or performs a reading process for the bet area when it is determined by the determination unit that reading of the bet area is unsuccessful.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: UNIVERSAL ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuki Emori, Shinsuke Yamaguchi, Toru Sugawara, Kouichi Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 9652735
    Abstract: The present application provides a system which includes a registration unit which reads data from the chip located within the communication range at a first timing via the antenna, and registers the data in the database, an updating unit which reads data from the chip located within the communication range at a second timing which occurs later than the first timing via the antenna, and updates the database based on the data read, a determination unit which reads data from the chip located within the communication range at a third timing occurring later than the first timing via the antenna, and determines whether or not data of a chip other than the chip read is registered in the database, and a communication unit which, when it is determined by the determination unit that data of a chip other than the chip read is registered in the database, communicates individually with each chip other than the chip read.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: UNIVERSAL ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuki Emori, Shinsuke Yamaguchi, Toru Sugawara, Kouichi Matsumoto
  • Publication number: 20160267743
    Abstract: A gaming table device which can determine frauds precisely and human errors is provided. A plurality of antennas for reading medium identification information of the game medium disposed on a game table through a wireless communication are disposed at locations spaced away from each other, and when a first antenna of the plurality of antennas is selected, a second antenna spaced at a predetermined distance from the first antenna of the plurality of antennas is selected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2016
    Publication date: September 15, 2016
    Inventors: Kazuki EMORI, Toru SUGAWARA, Kouichi MATSUMOTO, Shinsuke YAMAGUCHI
  • Patent number: 9378615
    Abstract: A gaming table device which can determine frauds precisely and human errors is provided. A plurality of antennas for reading medium identification information of the game medium disposed on a game table through a wireless communication are disposed at locations spaced away from each other, and when a first antenna of the plurality of antennas is selected, a second antenna spaced at a predetermined distance from the first antenna of the plurality of antennas is selected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignees: UNIVERSAL ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION, ARUZE GAMING AMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: Kazuki Emori, Toru Sugawara, Kouichi Matsumoto, Shinsuke Yamaguchi
  • Publication number: 20150199642
    Abstract: The present application provides a system which includes a registration unit which reads data from the chip located within the communication range at a first timing via the antenna, and registers the data in the database, an updating unit which reads data from the chip located within the communication range at a second timing which occurs later than the first timing via the antenna, and updates the database based on the data read, a determination unit which reads data from the chip located within the communication range at a third timing occurring later than the first timing via the antenna, and determines whether or not data of a chip other than the chip read is registered in the database, and a communication unit which, when it is determined by the determination unit that data of a chip other than the chip read is registered in the database, communicates individually with each chip other than the chip read.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2015
    Publication date: July 16, 2015
    Inventors: Kazuki EMORI, Shinsuke YAMAGUCHI, Toru SUGAWARA, Kouichi MATSUMOTO
  • Publication number: 20150194017
    Abstract: The present application provides a system which determines, when the same data is read for a predetermined consecutive number of times from the chip placed in the bet area, that reading of the bet area is successful, while determines, when the same data is not read for a predetermined consecutive number of times, that reading of the bet area is unsuccessful, and terminates a reading process for the bet area when it is determined by the determination unit that reading of the bet area is successful, or performs a reading process for the bet area when it is determined by the determination unit that reading of the bet area is unsuccessful
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2015
    Publication date: July 9, 2015
    Inventors: Kazuki EMORI, Shinsuke Yamaguchi, Toru Sugawara, Kouichi Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 8979638
    Abstract: The present application provides a system which transmits a request signal to a plurality of chips located within a communication range of an antenna, receives from a chip which has received the request signal an answer back including identification information and a plurality of error detection codes of the chip, generates a plurality of error detection codes from the identification information of the chip, detects match or mismatch of a plurality of error detection codes received and a plurality of error detection codes generated, and when, among a plurality of pairs of the error detection codes, match of a pair of error detection codes is detected and mismatch of another pair of error detection codes is detected, determines that the match of the pair of the error detection codes of the chip is misrecognition resulting from collision of a response signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Universal Entertainment Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuki Emori, Shinsuke Yamaguchi, Toru Sugawara, Kouichi Matsumoto
  • Publication number: 20130296041
    Abstract: A gaming table device which can determine frauds precisely and human errors is provided. A plurality of antennas for reading medium identification information of the game medium disposed on a game table through a wireless communication are disposed at locations spaced away from each other, and when a first antenna of the plurality of antennas is selected, a second antenna spaced at a predetermined distance from the first antenna of the plurality of antennas is selected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2013
    Publication date: November 7, 2013
    Inventors: Kazuki EMORI, Toru Sugawara, Kouichi Matsumoto, Shinsuke Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 8506401
    Abstract: A gaming table device which can determine frauds precisely and human errors is provided. A plurality of antennas for reading medium identification information of the game medium disposed on a game table through a wireless communication are disposed at locations spaced away from each other, and when a first antenna of the plurality of antennas is selected, a second antenna spaced at a predetermined distance from the first antenna of the plurality of antennas is selected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignees: Universal Entertainment Corporation, Aruze Gaming America, Inc.
    Inventors: Kazuki Emori, Toru Sugawara, Kouichi Matsumoto, Shinsuke Yamaguchi
  • Publication number: 20120282998
    Abstract: The present application provides a system which transmits a request signal to a plurality of chips located within a communication range of an antenna, receives from a chip which has received the request signal an answer back including identification information and a plurality of error detection codes of the chip, generates a plurality of error detection codes from the identification information of the chip, detects match or mismatch of a plurality of error detection codes received and a plurality of error detection codes generated, and when, among a plurality of pairs of the error detection codes, match of a pair of error detection codes is detected and mismatch of another pair of error detection codes is detected, determines that the match of the pair of the error detection codes of the chip is misrecognition resulting from collision of a response signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2012
    Publication date: November 8, 2012
    Applicant: Universal Entertainment Corporation of
    Inventors: Kazuki Emori, Shinsuke Yamaguchi, Toru Sugawara, Kouichi Matsumoto
  • Publication number: 20120080845
    Abstract: A gaming table device which can determine frauds precisely and human errors is provided. A plurality of antennas for reading medium identification information of the game medium disposed on a game table through a wireless communication are disposed at locations spaced away from each other, and when a first antenna of the plurality of antennas is selected, a second antenna spaced at a predetermined distance from the first antenna of the plurality of antennas is selected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2011
    Publication date: April 5, 2012
    Applicants: Aruze Gaming America, Inc., UNIVERSAL ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuki EMORI, Toru Sugawara, Kouichi Matsumoto, Shinsuke Yamaguchi
  • Publication number: 20080018326
    Abstract: The object of the present invention is to provide a multifunctional detector wherein two sensors, for detecting the rotational speed of the transmission gear and for detecting the temperature of the transmission oil are disposed in proximity in a single unit so that they can be connected easily to a control ECU through a single connector. The multifunctional detector for an engine according to the present invention is configured such that a sensor for detecting the rotational speed of the gear within a transmission for a vehicle and a sensor for detecting the temperature of the surrounding transmission oil are mounted on the same circuit board and provided in a single case, and such that a housing chamber therefor is filled with a resin having high thermal conductivity, and the outputs of both sensors are performed from a single connector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2007
    Publication date: January 24, 2008
    Applicant: TOYO DENSO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sadayoshi Ohshima, Toru Sugawara
  • Patent number: 5494572
    Abstract: This process for the desulfurization and denitration of light oil is effected by extraction with an organic solvent containing nitrogen. The invention also relates to light oil desulfurized and denitrated by said process as well as an organic solvent containing nitrogen for the extraction. The solvent is selected from among, for example, hetrocyclic compounds containing nitrogen, such as pyrrolidones, imidazolidinones, pyrimidinones and pyridinium salts, and acid amides. The combination of the process of this invention with any ordinary process for hydrodesulfurization enables the production of light oil having a sulfur content not exceeding 0.01% by weight. Light oil still containing benzothiophenone and dibenzothiophenone derivatives after hydrodesulfurization can be easily desulfurized to yield a desulfurized product not having any undesirable color, or any offensive smell. Also, the extraction of nitrogen compounds and aromatic compound from light oil is effected by the same process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 1995
    Date of Patent: February 27, 1996
    Assignee: General Sekiyu Kabushikikaisha
    Inventors: Yuji Horii, Hitoshi Onuki, Sadaaki Doi, Toshiatsu Mori, Takeo Takatori, Hideaki Sato, Tsuyoshi Ookuro, Toru Sugawara
  • Patent number: D640786
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2011
    Assignee: Nipro Corporation
    Inventors: Chozo Sato, Toru Sugawara, Masato Hidaka