Patents by Inventor Toshio Sakamoto

Toshio 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).

  • Patent number: 9276390
    Abstract: In a bus bar assembly includes a magnetic body having at least a first insertion hole and a second insertion hole and a bus bar. The bus bar is configured so that directions of electrical current flowing through it are opposed to each other at least once. The magnetic body includes a middle leg in the middle region located between portions of the bus bar. At least the middle leg defines a gap rendering a magnetic field discontinuous. The bus bar is configured to extend through the first insertion hole of the magnetic body from a first side of the magnetic body to a second side opposed to the first side with respect to an extending direction of the bus bar and further through the second insertion hole from the second side to the first side. The middle leg is located between the first and second insertion holes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: KITAGAWA INDUSTRIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tomokazu Tanimizu, Hideharu Kawai, Kazushige Ueno, Toshio Sakamoto, Keisuke Asoh
  • Patent number: 9247864
    Abstract: An endoscope apparatus includes an elongated tube, a imaging unit in the elongated tube, and a cable structure, including plural signal lines, having first and second ends, the first end being connected to the imaging unit. A cable connector is connected with the second end, and couplable with a socket connector connectively. The cable connector includes a circuit board having a width in a manner passable through the elongated tube in an axial direction. A conductive land is formed on the circuit board, and coupled to the second end. A terminal pattern is formed on the circuit board, for connective coupling by reception in the socket connector. An advancing tip is formed on a front side of the circuit board in the axial direction, for initially advancing upon entry of the circuit board in the elongated tube, to enable the conductive land and the terminal pattern to pass safely.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Toshio Sakamoto
  • Publication number: 20150225026
    Abstract: In a front air-flow streamlining structure of an automotive vehicle comprising a cover front portion of an under cover of a vehicle front portion and an air dam provided at a front bumper, a deflector is provided between the air dam and a front wheel house to be spaced rearward apart from the air dam, to project downward, and to extend in a vehicle width direction, an outward end portion, in the vehicle width direction, of the air dam is provided substantially continuously to the deflector, a pocket portion enclosed by the cover front portion, the air dam, and the deflector is provided such that an inward side, in the vehicle width direction, thereof opens, and a traveling-air intake portion which opens so as to take in traveling air toward the pocket portion is provided at the air dam.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2015
    Publication date: August 13, 2015
    Applicant: MAZDA MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroki OHIRA, Masanori MINAMISAWA, Eiji YOSHIMURA, Toshio SAKAMOTO, Takanori TSUBAKI
  • Patent number: 9066433
    Abstract: A power module substrate includes an insulating substrate, and a circuit layer that is formed on one surface of the insulating substrate. The circuit layer is formed by bonding a first copper plate onto one surface of the insulating substrate. Prior to bonding, the first copper plate has a composition containing at least either a total of 1 to 100 mol ppm of one or more kinds among an alkaline-earth element, a transition metal element, and a rare-earth element, or 100 to 1000 mol ppm of boron, the remainder being copper and unavoidable impurities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI MATERIALS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshirou Kuromitsu, Yoshiyuki Nagatomo, Nobuyuki Terasaki, Toshio Sakamoto, Kazunari Maki, Hiroyuki Mori, Isao Arai
  • Publication number: 20150171526
    Abstract: A cable connector includes a circuit board, having a predetermined width in a manner passable through an elongated tube of an endoscope apparatus, disposed to extend in an axial direction. A terminal group is formed on the circuit board, for electrically contacting a socket connector. First and second land patterns are formed on the circuit board, arranged in the axial direction so that the terminal group is disposed therebetween, wherein a front end of a first electric line group having lines among electric lines of a cable structure is electrically coupled to the first land pattern, and a front end of a second electric line group having lines among the electric lines is coupled to the second land pattern. A wiring pattern is formed on the circuit board, for electrically coupling the first land pattern to the terminal group and coupling the second land pattern to the terminal group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2015
    Publication date: June 18, 2015
    Applicant: FUJIFILM CORPORATION
    Inventor: Toshio SAKAMOTO
  • Patent number: 8998619
    Abstract: A cable connector includes a circuit board, having a predetermined width in a manner passable through an elongated tube of an endoscope apparatus, disposed to extend in an axial direction. A terminal group is formed on the circuit board, for electrically contacting a socket connector. First and second land patterns are formed on the circuit board, arranged in the axial direction so that the terminal group is disposed therebetween, wherein a front end of a first electric line group having lines among electric lines of a cable structure is electrically coupled to the first land pattern, and a front end of a second electric line group having lines among the electric lines is coupled to the second land pattern. A wiring pattern is formed on the circuit board, for electrically coupling the first land pattern to the terminal group and coupling the second land pattern to the terminal group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Toshio Sakamoto
  • Publication number: 20150060269
    Abstract: A copper alloy sputtering target is made of a copper alloy having a composition containing Ca in a range of 0.3 mass % to 1.7 mass % with a remainder of Cu and inevitable impurities, a Ca-segregated phase (10) in which Ca is segregated is dispersed in a matrix phase, and the Ca-segregated phase contains a Cu-dispersed phase (11) made of Cu.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI MATERIALS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Satoru Mori, Toshio Sakamoto, Kiyoyuki Ookubo
  • Publication number: 20150034482
    Abstract: A copper alloy sputtering target is formed by a copper alloy including the content of Ca being 0.3 to 1.7% by mass, the total content of Mg and Al being 5 ppm or less by mass, the content of oxygen being 20 ppm or less by mass, and the remainder is Cu and inevitable impurities. A manufacturing method of a copper alloy sputtering target comprises steps of: preparing a copper having purity of 99.99% or more by mass; melting the copper so as to obtain a molten copper; controlling components so as to obtain a molten metal having a predetermined component composition by the addition of Ca having a purity of 98.5% or more by mass into the molten copper and by melting the Ca; casting the molten metal so as to obtain an ingot; and performing stress relieving annealing after performing hot rolling to the ingot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventors: Satoru Mori, Toshio Sakamoto, Kiyoyuki Ookubo
  • Publication number: 20150008008
    Abstract: In a bus bar assembly including a magnetic body having insertion holes and a bus bar disposed through the insertion holes, the bus bar is configured so that directions of electrical current flowing therethrough are opposed to each other at least once. The magnetic body includes a middle leg in a middle region located between portions of the bus bar, where the directions of current are opposed to each other and end legs in end regions located opposite the middle region with respect to the portions. At least the middle leg defines a gap which renders a magnetic field produced by the current discontinuous.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2013
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Inventors: Tomokazu Tanimizu, Hideharu Kawai, Kazushige Ueno, Toshio Sakamoto, Keisuke Asoh
  • Publication number: 20140192486
    Abstract: A power module substrate includes an insulating substrate, and a circuit layer that is formed on one surface of the insulating substrate. The circuit layer is formed by bonding a first copper plate onto one surface of the insulating substrate. Prior to bonding, the first copper plate has a composition containing at least either a total of 1 to 100 mol ppm of one or more kinds among an alkaline-earth element, a transition metal element, and a rare-earth element, or 100 to 1000 mol ppm of boron, the remainder being copper and unavoidable impurities.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2012
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI MATERIALS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshirou Kuromitsu, Yoshiyuki Nagatomo, Nobuyuki Terasaki, Toshio Sakamoto, Kazunari Maki, Hiroyuki Mori, Isao Arai
  • Patent number: 8567854
    Abstract: An impact absorption member is provided behind a bumper face, a lower stiffener is provided below this member and projects forward to sweep a leg portion of an object hitting against a front potion of a vehicle, and headlamp units are provided at both side portions of the bumper face. A lamp housing of the headlamp unit is supported at a vehicle-body member located in back of the lamp housing, a load absorption portion provided on the inside of and rearward from an edge of the bumper face to absorb an impact load is provided integrally at the lamp housing, and a load transmission portion to transmit the impact load inputted to the bumper face to the load absorption portion is provided at the bumper face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: Mazda Motor Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Nishi, Yasuyuki Emi, Tetsuo Nagata, Toshiaki Wakabayashi, Kazuma Kondo, Toshio Sakamoto
  • Publication number: 20130244453
    Abstract: A cable connector includes a circuit board, having a predetermined width in a manner passable through an elongated tube of an endoscope apparatus, disposed to extend in an axial direction. A terminal group is formed on the circuit board, for electrically contacting a socket connector. First and second land patterns are formed on the circuit board, arranged in the axial direction so that the terminal group is disposed therebetween, wherein a front end of a first electric line group having lines among electric lines of a cable structure is electrically coupled to the first land pattern, and a front end of a second electric line group having lines among the electric lines is coupled to the second land pattern. A wiring pattern is formed on the circuit board, for electrically coupling the first land pattern to the terminal group and coupling the second land pattern to the terminal group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2013
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Applicant: FUJIFILM CORPORATION
    Inventor: Toshio SAKAMOTO
  • Publication number: 20130244456
    Abstract: An endoscope apparatus includes an elongated tube, a imaging unit in the elongated tube, and a cable structure, including plural signal lines, having first and second ends, the first end being connected to the imaging unit. A cable connector is connected with the second end, and couplable with a socket connector connectively. The cable connector includes a circuit board having a width in a manner passable through the elongated tube in an axial direction. A conductive land is formed on the circuit board, and coupled to the second end. A terminal pattern is formed on the circuit board, for connective coupling by reception in the socket connector. An advancing tip is formed on a front side of the circuit board in the axial direction, for initially advancing upon entry of the circuit board in the elongated tube, to enable the conductive land and the terminal pattern to pass safely.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Applicant: FUJIFILM CORPORATION
    Inventor: Toshio SAKAMOTO
  • Publication number: 20120049547
    Abstract: An impact absorption member is provided behind a bumper face, a lower stiffener is provided below this member and projects forward to sweep a leg portion of an object hitting against a front potion of a vehicle, and headlamp units are provided at both side portions of the bumper face. A lamp housing of the headlamp unit is supported at a vehicle-body member located in back of the lamp housing, a load absorption portion provided on the inside of and rearward from an edge of the bumper face to absorb an impact load is provided integrally at the lamp housing, and a load transmission portion to transmit the impact load inputted to the bumper face to the load absorption portion is provided at the bumper face.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2011
    Publication date: March 1, 2012
    Applicant: MAZDA MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroyuki NISHI, Yasuyuki EMI, Tetsuo NAGATA, Toshiaki WAKABAYASHI, Kazuma KONDO, Toshio SAKAMOTO
  • Patent number: 7901347
    Abstract: A balloon controller for an endoscope apparatus, which expands or shrinks a first balloon attached to an insertion portion of an endoscope by supplying fluid to the first balloon or drawing fluid from the first balloon, and which expands or shrinks a second balloon attached to an insertion assist implement for guiding the insertion portion when the insertion portion is inserted, by supplying fluid to the second balloon or drawing fluid from the second balloon, the balloon controller including a display device which displays an image expressing the states of expansion and shrinkage of the first balloon and the second balloon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2011
    Assignee: Fujinon Corporation
    Inventors: Tadashi Sekiguchi, Toshio Sakamoto, Yuji Wada
  • Patent number: 7833150
    Abstract: A hand operation portion of an endoscope is held by an endoscope holder of a holding device, and an insertion auxiliary member is held by an auxiliary member holder. The endoscope holder and the auxiliary member holder are slidably supported along a guide rail on a stage, and linearly moved toward a mouth of a patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2010
    Assignees: Fujifilm Corporation, SRJ Corporation
    Inventors: Hironori Yamamoto, Mitsunori Machida, Yoshinori Kadouno, Masayuki Takano, Toshio Sakamoto, Tadashi Sekiguchi, Tetsuya Fujikura
  • Patent number: 7520561
    Abstract: A front structure of an automotive vehicle, comprising a shroud having a shroud upper, shroud lower, and a pair of shroud sides, a bumper face, and a plate member, a front end of which extends to a position near a back face of the bumper face and a rear end of which is attached to the shroud lower, wherein protruding portions are provided at both-side ends of the plate member so as to protrude outward respectively in a vehicle width direction from both-side ends of the shroud lower, and projecting portions are provided at the protruding portions so as to project rearward respectively along side end portions of the shroud lower. Accordingly, the prevention of pedestrian dragging against the vehicle frontal oblique crush can be improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2009
    Assignee: Mazda Motor Corporation
    Inventors: Takayuki Nakamae, Susumu Kuroda, Yasunori Kageyama, Toshio Sakamoto, Hiroki Fujii
  • Patent number: 7510523
    Abstract: A method for fixing one of a balloon and a tubular member to an object with a thread for a medical equipment, may include covering the object with an end of the one of the balloon and the tubular member, winding the thread at a first pitch in a first direction from an edge of the end of the one of the balloon and the tubular member toward an intermediate position of the one of the balloon and the tubular member, and winding the thread at a second pitch in a second direction opposite to the first direction, the second pitch being shorter than the first pitch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2009
    Assignee: Fujinon Corporation
    Inventor: Toshio Sakamoto
  • Patent number: 7488016
    Abstract: Disclosed is a vehicle front structure, which comprises a synthetic resin shroud 3 formed to support a heat exchanger and mounted to a vehicle body in a front of an engine compartment, a bumper fascia disposed in a front end of the vehicle body, a plate member 20 which has a front end located adjacent to a rear surface of the bumper fascia and a rear end attached to a lower shroud section 5, and a connection member 30 which connects a lower end region of a lateral surface of a side shroud section 6 to a non-abutted portion 13c formed in a flange 13 of a bumper reinforcement 10. The vehicle front structure of the present invention can suppress displacement of the shroud during a frontal impact with a pedestrian or an obstacle such as a curb.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2009
    Assignee: Mazda Motor Corporation
    Inventors: Takayuki Nakamae, Toshio Sakamoto, Yasunori Kageyama, Naoaki Yamamoto, Soukichi Kikuchi, Hiroshi Sogabe
  • Patent number: 7488288
    Abstract: An ultrasonic endoscope comprising an insertion portion comprising a distal hard portion which has: an endoscopic observation unit; and an ultrasonic observation unit fitted on an outer circumferential section of the endoscopic observation unit, wherein: the ultrasonic observation unit comprises: an ultrasonic transducer array having ultrasonic transducers, and a backing layer cylindrically formed on an inner circumferential surface of the ultrasonic transducer array; and a flexible circuit board on which formed are first terminals each connected to an electrode of a respective one of the ultrasonic transducers, second terminals to which cables are respectively connected, and wiring patterns respectively formed between the first and second terminals, wherein the flexible circuit board has a stepped structure having a large-diameter section on which the first terminals are formed and a small-diameter section on which the second terminals are formed, and an annular support section is formed on an inner circumfe
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2009
    Assignee: Fujinon Corporation
    Inventors: Toshizumi Tanaka, Toshio Sakamoto