Patents by Inventor Yasushi Sato

Yasushi 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).

  • Publication number: 20230014927
    Abstract: An organic hydride generation system includes an electrolytic bath, a main power supplier, an auxiliary power supplier, a detector to detect a voltage of the electrolytic bath, a potential of an anode electrode, or a potential of a cathode electrode, and a controller to control the supply of power to the electrolytic bath. When it is detected that the voltage or the potential has changed to a specified value during operation stop of the organic hydride generation system in which the power from the main power supplier is not supplied to the electrolytic bath, the controller controls the auxiliary power supplier so as to supply the power to the electrolytic bath.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2020
    Publication date: January 19, 2023
    Applicant: ENEOS Corporation
    Inventors: Tomomi NAGATSUKA, Yoshitatsu MISU, Koji MATSUOKA, Yasushi SATO
  • Patent number: 11548468
    Abstract: An occupant protection system for protecting a vehicle occupant sitting in a seat includes a seatbelt that includes a lap belt for arresting the pelvis of the occupant, and an airbag that is stored in the lap belt. The airbag as deployed includes a main inflatable portion for protecting an upper body of the occupant, and a head protecting portion that is located in a vicinity of an upper end of the main inflatable portion for protecting a head of the occupant. The head protecting portion includes a front inflatable portion for covering a front side of the head, and a pair of side inflatable portions that extend rearward from left and right ends of the front inflatable portion for covering sides of the head. Each of the side inflatable portions is configured to be deployed in such a manner that a space is formed between itself and the head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: TOYODA GOSEI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Motoyuki Tanaka, Takeki Hayashi, Yasushi Masuda, Yuji Sato
  • Patent number: 11524648
    Abstract: An occupant protection system for protecting a vehicle occupant sitting in a seat includes a seatbelt that includes a lap belt for arresting the pelvis of the occupant, and an airbag disposed in the lap belt. The airbag is coupled to the lap belt in such a manner as to be movable relative to the lap belt in a left and right direction, and includes a main inflatable portion that is deployable in front of upper body of the occupant, and a positioning inflatable portion that protrudes from a lower end region of the main inflatable portion. The positioning inflatable portion includes a contact surface that contacts and is supported by an environmental member which is disposed in a circumference of the lap belt at airbag deployment, whereby helps align a center in the left and right direction of the main inflatable portion generally with that of the upper body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2022
    Assignee: TOYODA GOSEI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Motoyuki Tanaka, Takeki Hayashi, Yasushi Masuda, Yuji Sato
  • Patent number: 11519082
    Abstract: An organic hydride production apparatus includes: an electrolyte membrane having proton conductivity; a cathode that includes a cathode catalyst layer used to hydrogenate a hydrogenation target substance using protons to produce an organic hydride and also includes a cathode chamber; an anode that includes an anode catalyst layer used to oxidize water to produce protons and also includes an anode chamber; and a gas introduction unit that introduces, into the anolyte at a certain position, a certain gas used to remove at least one of the hydrogenation target substance and the organic hydride that have passed through the electrolyte membrane and been mixed into the anolyte.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Assignees: NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION YOKOHAMA NATIONAL UNIVERSITY, DE NORA PERMELEC LTD.
    Inventors: Shigenori Mitsushima, Kensaku Nagasawa, Yoshinori Nishiki, Akihiro Kato, Setsuro Ogata, Awaludin Zaenal, Akiyoshi Manabe, Koji Matsuoka, Yasushi Sato
  • Publication number: 20220368867
    Abstract: Provided is an imaging device (1) capable of improving quality of an image captured using a color filter. An imaging device according to an embodiment includes a pixel array (110) including a plurality of pixel blocks (130) each including 6×6 pixels, and each pixel block includes a first pixel on which a first optical filter that transmits light in a first wavelength range is provided, a second pixel on which a second optical filter that transmits light in a second wavelength range is provided, a third pixel on which a third optical filter that transmits light in a third wavelength range is provided, and a fourth pixel on which a fourth optical filter that transmits light in a fourth wavelength range is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2020
    Publication date: November 17, 2022
    Inventor: Yasushi Sato
  • Patent number: 11498505
    Abstract: An occupant protection device, protecting an occupant seated in a seat, includes: a seat belt; and an airbag which is arranged in an area of a lap belt in the seat belt. The airbag includes a bag body and a regulatory tether. A thigh abutment surface abutting on a thigh of the occupant is arranged on a lower surface side of the bag body, and an upper body restraining surface restraining an upper body of the occupant is arranged on a rear surface side. The regulatory tether connects a base end to a rear surface side of an upper-lower intermediate portion of the bag body and connects a tip extending downward from the base end to the lap belt side and a length dimension is set a dimension in which a connecting portion connecting the base end of the bag body can be pulled toward the lap belt side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: TOYODA GOSEI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazumi Fukaura, Shinji Yamada, Takeki Hayashi, Atsushi Nakamura, Yasushi Masuda, Yuji Sato
  • Publication number: 20220345606
    Abstract: Provided is an imaging device capable of adaptively acquiring a captured image according to an imaging condition. An imaging device (1) according to an embodiment includes: an imaging unit (10) that includes a pixel array (110) including a plurality of pixel groups each including N×N pixels (100) (N is an integer of 2 or more), and outputs a pixel signal read from each pixel; and a switching unit (14) that switches a reading mode in which the pixel signal is read from each of the pixels by the imaging unit, in which the switching unit switches the reading mode between an addition mode in which the pixel signals read from the N×N pixels included in the pixel group are added to form one pixel signal and an individual mode in which each of the pixel signals read from the N×N pixels included in the pixel group is individually output.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2020
    Publication date: October 27, 2022
    Inventor: Yasushi Sato
  • Publication number: 20220333257
    Abstract: An organic hydride production apparatus includes: an electrolyte membrane having proton conductivity; a cathode, provided on one side of the electrolyte membrane, that contains a cathode catalyst used to hydrogenate a hydrogenation target substance using protons to produce an organic hydride; an anode, provided opposite to the one side of the electrolyte membrane, that contains an anode catalyst used to oxidize water to produce protons; and an anode support, provided opposite to the electrolyte membrane side of the anode, that supports the anode. The anode support is formed of an elastic porous body of which the Young's modulus is greater than 0.1 N/mm2 and less than 43 N/mm2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2022
    Publication date: October 20, 2022
    Applicants: National University Corporation YOKOHAMA National University, DE NORA PERMELEC LTD
    Inventors: Shigenori MITSUSHIMA, Kensaku NAGASAWA, Yoshinori NISHIKI, Setsuro OGATA, Akihiro KATO, Awaludin ZAENAL, Koji MATSUOKA, Yasushi SATO
  • Publication number: 20220316075
    Abstract: A method for controlling a hydrogen generation system includes controlling the potentials of an electrode for oxygen generation and an electrode for hydrogen generation included in an electrolyzer so that the potential change is smaller in the electrode for oxygen generation or the electrode for hydrogen generation having a larger deterioration rate than in the electrode having a smaller deterioration rate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2020
    Publication date: October 6, 2022
    Applicant: ENEOS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kosuke HARADA, Koji MATSUOKA, Hirofumi TAKAMI, Yasushi SATO, Hirokazu KOJIMA, Naoya ITOU, Taku TSUJIMURA, Hirohide FURUTANI
  • Publication number: 20220301377
    Abstract: A deposit and withdrawal apparatus that includes a deposit port through which a coin is deposited, a withdrawal port through which the coin is withdrawn, and a first unit that is capable of storing the coin includes a second unit, a judgement unit, and a distribution unit. The second unit is different from the first unit and is capable of storing the coin. The judgement unit judges the coin deposited from the deposit port. The distribution unit distributes the deposited coin to the first unit or the second unit on the basis of a judgement result obtained by the judgement unit. The distribution unit is able to distribute the coin deposited into the first unit or the second unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2022
    Publication date: September 22, 2022
    Applicant: FUJITSU FRONTECH LIMITED
    Inventors: Mitsuo WATANABE, Masanori OHKAWA, Gen SATO, Toshimasa MIYAKE, Nobuhiro MATSUI, Yasushi KAWAMURA
  • Publication number: 20220272676
    Abstract: A communication system is presented in which a base station is provided for communicating with a plurality of mobile communication devices in a cellular communication system. The base station operates one of more communication cells and communicates subframes, with each of the plurality of communication devices within the cell(s), each comprising the communication resources of a control region for communicating a control channel and the communication resources of a data region for communicating a respective data channel. The base station communicates a control channel having a first DMRS sequence in a control region of some subframes and a control channel having a second DMRS sequence in a control region of other subframes. The second control channel may be transmitted in a radio beam focussed spatially in a direction of a communication device. The first control channel may be transmitted omnidirectionally throughout the cell(s).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2022
    Publication date: August 25, 2022
    Applicant: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Yassin AWAD, Yasushi Maruta, Toshifumi Sato
  • Publication number: 20220257362
    Abstract: In a connective-tissue body according to an embodiment of the present disclosure, comprising a biological tissue including collagen, a fine surface layer formed more finely than the inside thereof is provided on the surface of the connective-tissue body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2020
    Publication date: August 18, 2022
    Applicant: BIOTUBE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yasuhide NAKAYAMA, Yasushi SATO, Takeshi TERAZAWA
  • Publication number: 20220245828
    Abstract: A transmitter according to an embodiment of the present disclosure includes a detection section, a generation section, and a transmission unit. The detection section detects ROI image data on a basis of ROI instruction information. The generation section generates ROI information from the ROI image data detected by the detection section. The transmission unit transmits the ROI image data and the ROI information to an external device. The detection section detects motion information on the detected ROI image data on a basis of one of a plurality of pieces of image data obtained at different imaging timings and a plurality of pieces of the ROI image data obtained at different imaging timings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2020
    Publication date: August 4, 2022
    Inventors: Naoki Yoshimochi, Yasushi Sato, Hirosuke Nagano
  • Publication number: 20220248098
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus receives a user selection of content to be reproduced by an external device connected to the information processing apparatus. A request to reproduce the user selected content is sent to the external device. Information indicating whether the external device has started reproducing the selected content is received from the external device. In response to the external device having started reproduction of the selected content, a thumbnail image is reproduced that corresponds to the content being reproduced by the external device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2022
    Publication date: August 4, 2022
    Applicant: Sony Group Corporation
    Inventors: Satoshi Hiroi, Yukio Ichikawa, Yumi Sato, Marie Suzuki, Yasushi Nakajima, Hiroshi Nagatani, Masahiro Hara, Hiroshi Horiki, Kouhei Fujimoto, Takeshi Matsuzawa, Hiroyuki Mitsubori, Sakae Houjou, Mingshan Yang
  • Patent number: 11400883
    Abstract: An occupant protection device, which protects an occupant seated in a seat, includes: a seat belt; a front airbag device provided with a front airbag which is placed in an area of a lap belt and inflates to cover a front of the occupant when operated; and a seat airbag device provided with a seat airbag which is arranged inside a seat portion in the seat and inflates so as to raise at least a front portion side of the seat portion upward. The front airbag causes inflation gas to flow into the inside and inflates so as to protrude forward and upward when operated and a thigh abutment surface abutting on a thigh of the occupant and an upper body restraining surface restraining an upper body of the occupant are arranged on an outer peripheral surface of the front airbag when the inflation is completed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: TOYODA GOSEI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shinji Yamada, Kazumi Fukaura, Takeki Hayashi, Takashi Ichimura, Yasushi Masuda, Yuji Sato
  • Patent number: 11396744
    Abstract: A flush toilet includes: a bowl; at least one water discharge port to discharge water into the bowl; a water supply path to supply the water from a water supply source to the water discharge port therethrough; and a backflow check structure provided for the water supply path. The backflow check structure checks a backflow of the water running through the water supply path. The backflow check structure has: a water inlet port exposed to the air and directly communicating with the water discharge port; and a water outlet port to channel the water supplied from the water supply source toward the water inlet port. The water inlet port is arranged on a trajectory of the water running out through the water outlet port. The water that has passed through the water inlet port is channeled directly toward the water discharge port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yasushi Sato, Masato Miyamoto
  • Patent number: 11391570
    Abstract: An inertial measurement unit includes: a sensor unit having at least one inertial sensor; a display unit performing a display based on detection information from the inertial sensor; and a mode changeover switch. The mode changeover switch changes a display mode of the display unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Inventors: Kenta Sato, Yasushi Yoshikawa
  • Publication number: 20220221827
    Abstract: A feedback gain and a speed feed-forward gain are adjusted. A method for adjusting control parameters for a control device that performs servo control on a control target includes calculating an upper limit of a feedback gain of a feedback signal within a range in which a predetermined index for the feedback gain satisfies a predetermined target value with a speed feed-forward gain for speed feed-forward control set at a predetermined reference value, setting the feedback gain at an adjustment initial value lower than the upper limit, setting the speed feed-forward gain at the highest value within a settable range, and increasing the feedback gain from the adjustment initial value within a range in which the feedback gain does not exceed the upper limit with at least the speed feed-forward gain set at a predetermined increased value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2020
    Publication date: July 14, 2022
    Inventors: Maki NISHIMURA, Mamoru EGI, Yasushi ONO, Kenji NAKAJIMA, Fumiaki SATO
  • Patent number: 11371904
    Abstract: A sensor module that includes an inertial sensor and an abnormality determination unit that determines that the inertial sensor is abnormal when a structural resonance frequency at the first time point and a structural resonance frequency at the second time point are separated by a predetermined value or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Kenta Sato, Yasushi Yoshikawa
  • Publication number: 20220154960
    Abstract: An air-conditioning control device includes: an air-conditioning data acquisition unit to acquire air-conditioning data; a determination unit to determine whether or not the air-conditioning data is present in a sparse region; an estimation unit to, in a case where the determination unit determines that the air-conditioning data is present in the sparse region, apply extrapolation using a non-learning model for associating the air-conditioning data with a startup time of an air conditioner to a machine learning model, and estimate the startup time of the air conditioner from the air-conditioning data by using the non-learning model; and a control unit to perform control to start up the air conditioner at the startup time estimated by the estimation unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2022
    Publication date: May 19, 2022
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroaki HOKARI, Yasushi SATO, Naoki TAGUCHI